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Isles over Devs 5-4 (OT)
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02-01-2013, 10:34 AM
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How do you determine the length of time a player becomes a liability?
I usually loathe advanced metrics to determine player values, but I find offensive v. defensive zone face off starts to be telling of a coaches faith in a player, and their TOI can be reflective of that. If we have a very high number of defensive zone draws, it will limit a defensive liability like Barch, for example.
Likewise, if we have a high amount of PP or PK time, you'll also see special teams on the ice for lengthy amounts of time. And a guy like Kovy can float on the PP for 2 minutes at a clip no problem, that will naturally reduce a non-special team player like, Barch...
I think as long as the top three lines are getting minutes with out an extreme deviation, the fourth line shouldn't be greatly used until we have a great fourth line like last year's run.
In a 82 game season I would agree with you. The game situation can determine TOI to some extent but I would argue the lower the skill set on the ice the more the puck will be in our zone. You cant look at this like a regular season, attrition will be a huge factor this year. If you constantly have players who are only getting 4 -5 minutes of ice time this year I think these teams are really going to feel that come game 35. My point wasnt specifically about Barch. altho I think hes just a goon, more the fact that any player like him becomes a liability in a 48 game season.
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