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01-23-2013, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by redbeard7737 View Post
I have to ask...is Alec Martinez getting PP time over Voynov? And what kind of potential does Martinez have? Thanks guys.
They're getting powerplay time on the same unit. Martinez is very underrated. He's a great skater who can hit pretty hard for being on the smallish side. He doesn't go out of his way to throw the body, but he'll do it when the opportunity is there.

His offensive abilities are solid, too. Good first pass out of the zone, and reads the play well and knows when to jump in. He had the best puck possession statistics out of the Kings' defensemen in the playoffs (albeit, in sheltered minutes). I could see him putting upwards of ~40ish (provided he gets some good puck luck with assists) points in the best years of his career. He's playing an increased role right now with Mitchell out.

EDIT: Here's a good article that talks about the underlying numbers for Martinez: http://www.jewelsfromthecrown.com/20...our-defenseman

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