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02-02-2013, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by KIRK View Post
And on other days this season?

You asked, so here's Sid versus Geno on minutes this year:

2:30 more against Philly (1:45 more ES)
1:15 more against NYR (:45 more ES)
4:35 more against Toronto (2:20 more ES)
3:31 more against Winnipeg (3:31 more ES)
:56 less against (1:33 less ES)
4:03 more against NYR (2:01 more ES)

In some of these games, you're talking less ES TOI for Geno than Dupuis or Kunitz.

This is not some new trend. It's always been this way, aside from last year the second time Sid returned. Sid plays a bit more than Geno. Geno plays slightly more than Dupuis. It's a coaching decision. And, it doesn't matter how Sid OR Geno is playing. I'll leave it to you to decide if it's a good one.
Bylsma likes to roll 4 lines. I mean, it's not a detriment when they are winning. You look at the Devils TOI and Kovalchoo played 23+ minutes. Do I want them doing that with Sid and Geno? No... I didn't feel like Malkin wasn't getting minutes today. I understand you're talking about a "bigger picture", but I just don't get bringing it up today. It's a non-issue in my mind. You're very passionate about Malkin.

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