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11-29-2012, 01:44 PM
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Brian Boyle
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I maintain that the 35 point season was an aberration. I can be proven wrong, of course.
What about last season though? 26 points = BAD; 30 points = GOOD?

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Stepan and Richards will always start most of their shifts in the offensive zone.
Not if someone doesn't eat up the defensive zone starts....

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The balance between Stepan and Boyle's defensive zone starts should be closer though.
Why? For who's benefit?

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John Mitchell's offensive start numbers are more representative of what a 3rd line center's should be. Or Chris Kelly's. Or Shawn Horcoff's. Or Michael Handzus's. Or Jordan Staal's.
OK, you have a value in your head of what a 3rd line center's shift makeup should look like, for whatever reason you have.

Jordan Staal was only a 3rd line center for a portion of the season because of circumstance. Chris Kelly is an exceptional 3rd line center (who's season I would suggest was an aberration, anyways). Horcoff, Handzus and Mitchell produced at or below Boyle's even strength scoring rate despite starting a much higher percentage of their shifts in the offensive zone, as you've pointed out. How is that a good thing?

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