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02-16-2013, 01:35 PM
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Hartnell (12 games)
Simmonds/Couturier/Schenn/Briere (10 games combined)
Jagr (15 games)
vanRiemsdyk (15 games)
Meszaros (15 games)

(Not going to include Carle because theoretically we replaced him with a top 4 defenseman in Schenn.)

Still, that's a lot of man-games to lose among your top players over a 15 game season. Over an 82 game season it translates to:

Hartnell (66 games missed / 16 games played)
Simmonds/Couturier/Schenn/Briere (55 games missed / 27 games played)
Jagr (82 games missed / 0 games played)
vanRiemsdyk (82 games missed / 0 games played)
Meszaros (82 games missed / 0 games played)

Those are four top 6 forwards and a top 4 defenseman that are playing less than a 1/3rd of the season.

Couple that with the fact that we had almost no preseason/camp to work around that in a shortened season when we're playing a condensed schedule...

There's a reason anything can happen in a half-season. Let's stay calm and just ride it out.

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