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01-17-2013, 02:35 AM
TS Quint
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Originally Posted by joe89 View Post
Agree about the points but not sure if he'll play those minutes on average, although surely some nights.

Last season:
Kron 23
White 23
Quincey 22 but in Detroit more like 20
Ericsson 17
Smith 15
Kindl 14

This season I probably see it:
Kronwall 24 min
Quincey 22 min
White 21 min
Ericsson 19 min
Smith 19 min
Cola/Kindl 15 min

Hard to imagine a big decrease on the top3 considering our losses. Kronwall obviously gets a little bigger role. Quincey gets a little less PP time but a little more PK time this year and stays the same. White drops down to 21 as he isn't on the first pair anymore. Conversely Ericsson's totals rises as he gets more even-strength time alongside Kronwall and some of Stuart's PK time. Smith sees an increase at most situations. Cola/Kindl eat what's left.
You could be right I might have over estimated Smith's minutes. I doubt he gets much special teams time and that will hurt.

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