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02-05-2013, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by mandiblesofdoom View Post
Bickel's low TOI affects the whole team. It means his linemates' or D-partner's ice time is minimal as well. The 4th line or 3rd D-pair suffers.

Of course, this doesn't matter if the whole 4th line sucks. But with these new players, we may have something better. Is another forward going to double-shift so that Bick only has to play 3 minutes?
As long as it's only vs the Bs and Flyers I don't think it hurts the team at all. It's the constant high load on a few players that will cost us, not the odd game.

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