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12-10-2012, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 5RingsAndABeer View Post
So yea, zone starts are more a sign of intelligent coaching of offensive talents.
The difference is that Toews, Malkin, and the Sedins used those minutes to crush their opposition in puck possession. When both Sedins were on the ice, the Canucks controlled 59.9% of all shot attempts. When Toews and Kane were on the ice, the Blackhawks took 59.2% of all shot attempts. Malkin and Neal? 58.0%.

Nugent-Hopkins spent more ice time with Eberle than anyone else, and when RNH+Eberle were on the ice, despite cushy offensive minutes against lesser competition, they barely outshot the opposition - 50.2%.

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