Thread: Pre-Game Talk: NY Islanders @ MTL Canadiens
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02-21-2013, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Patccmoi View Post
Good question. He has 10 points and he's +9, so either he had 1 point on the PP (not sure I remember that either) or there was an ES goal against.

Either way, he's a rookie with an average of 12 min of ice time per night and he's leading the team in +/-. Sure he's sheltered (as he should be), but that's still pretty damn impressive.
He's at 12 for, 3 against 5 on 5. Which is insane and he's not going to keep it up but one hell of a start to his career.

This largely cancels out the underperformance of Desharnais' 2nd line which really shouldn't be in the minus like they have been. Should even out with time. There are a lot of other factors but its an extreme illustration of how managed minutes can be a real thing, Galchenyuk's line is doing the job Desharnais line was doing in the Martin period of last season while Desharnais' line is doing Gomez's old job (and Eller is essentially the new Halpern from 2010-11)

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