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01-22-2013, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
Kulikov played 1:02 minutes/game on the PK (5th on the Panthers) & 17:58 ES (3rd on the panthers).
2:50 on the PP (2nd) and 21:51 overall...

overall 24:18 (1st)
ES 18:11 (2nd, by 8s/game)
PK 2:36 (2nd, as pointed out, this was despite his 100+PIM)
PP 3:29 (3rd, behind Markov who played only 13 games, & kaberle who played only 43 with MTL)

you don't have to "buy" anything... numbers speak for themselves.

Subban was used more & relied on more by Montreal than Kulikov was for the Panthers.

you can interpret that in terms of value to the team however you like, doesn't change the fact of how each player was used by their respective teams in the last year of their ELC.

Florida has Campbell who played the league high in minutes, Montreal had no one else.

Garrison had a break out year too.

It is not a surprise that Subban led Montreal in minutes, nor is it a surprise that a 20 year old wasn't given as much responsibility on a veteran defense that was one of the best in the league.

The best way to judge defense is to simply watch them play.

What about Subban's giveaways.. or him being out of position?

Subban had double the giveaways as kulikov.
Same number of takeaways.
Same number of hits.

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