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02-20-2013, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Watsatheo View Post
PK Subban
~Total TOI~
2012/2013 - 39.4 minutes/GA
2011/2012 - 26.6 minutes/GA

~Short handed TOI~
2012/2013 - No goals against yet - Only played 11 SHTOI, averaging just over 1/game
2011/2012 - 17.6 minutes/GA - Really good considering he played 211 SHTOI (close to 3/game), Chara played 215 SHTOI by comparison so this is a lot.

Andrei Markov
~Total TOI~
2012/2013 - 24.3 minutes/GA
2008/2009 - 20.0 minutes/GA
2007/2008 - 21.8 minutes/GA

~Short handed TOI~
2012/2013 - 10.4 minutes/SHGA
2008/2009 - 7.1 minutes/SHGA
2007/2008 - 9.3 minutes/SHGA

Josh Gorges
~Total TOI~
2012/2013 - 27.5 minutes/GA
2011/2012 - 23.8 minutes/GA

~Short handed TOI~
2012/2013 - 9.8 minutes/SHGA - A bit lower than it's been for him in the past.
2011/2012 - 13.9 minutes/SHGA - One of the best in the league, ridiculous considering he played over 300 SHTOI (Gill played 264 SHTOI and had the same 13.9 minutes/GA)

Raphael Diaz
~Total TOI~
2012/2013 - 40.75 minutes/GA - Total Beast. Will go down like Subban's but still very impressive this far into the season.

~Short handed TOI~
2012/2013 - 11.7 minutes/SHGA - Playing over 2 SHTOI/game. Looking like a 2nd PK unit staple.

Alexei Emelin
~Total TOI~
2012/2013 - 24.2 minutes/GA

~Short handed TOI~
2012/2013 - 8.2 minutes/GA - Played 49 SH minutes, 3rd most on team. Might be more effective to reduce his SHTOI/game from 3+min and give about half to Subban.

- Diaz fully deserves his icetime...might have a long term keeper on RD. Streit 2.0 but with a coaching staff that can see his D abilities?
- Markov is pretty much same old Markov on D.
- Emelin has been alright even strength but might not be ready to be playing 1st PK unit type shorthanded minutes. His lower effectiveness might be due to being at an disadvantage playing RD on the PK. Giving some of his icetime to Subban IMO will help this PK be tops in the league again.
Diaz has been getting some crazy help from goaltending though, .966 save percentage.

He's had a nice run but Subban remains the shot prevention king for the Habs, just like he has been for the previous two years in MTL and should be the guy in Diaz's position both 5 on 5 and on the penalty kill.

Not that Diaz is bad or anything, he's doing decently. But he's playing like a mid level PMD on a hot streak and Subban can provide a lot more than that.

Its pretty analogous to the Eller situaton. Therrien is taking a while to get these guys back into the role it should be obvious that they should be playing based on previous history.

Your right about Emelin on the PK though. He seems like the weak link there and hasn't never been strong there. Swapping his PK duties with Subban probably would be a big boost.

Overall, I think the best thing they can possibly do for the team is revive Gorges-Subban as the main shutdown pairing and ease the load on Markov-Emelin which is better suited to be an elite 2nd pair than the main shutdown unit they've been used as this season.

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