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02-07-2013, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Ellerbyfan4 View Post
here are the stats that prove ellerby deserves to play over weaver

Mike: 1 assist, +/- -4, 2 PIMs, 9 shots

Keaton: 0 assists, +/- -2, 36 PIMs, 8 shots

while weaver has more points, shots and less pims, ellerbys penalty mins primarily came from fights, one where he stood up for himself after chris neil and zack smith went after him and the other where he stood up for Jovo after B.j crombeen delivered a dirty knee to jovo thus keeping jovo out of the lineup. ellerby also has a better plus/minus than weaver and in most games this season his +/- has been better than weavers.

* all stats from panthers.nhl.com *
Weaver was better last game. I think Dineen is going with a what have you done lately for me mentality.

Ellerby made two big mistakes in Winnipeg. He tried to block Wheeler's shot on the first goal which deflected and made it more difficult for Clemmer when he should have let him have a clear shot and it would have been stopped. He also screened Clemmer and let Ladd get behind him, adding to the screen. Very poor positionally on that goal.

A night in the pressbox can be a good thing.

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