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02-27-2013, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by NYRKindms View Post
well there is the old adage if it ain't broke don't fix it. There was no reason at all to force Boyle back in the lineup.
Well, if you remember, the game before he came back in was the game Miller lost Torts faith defensively at center and they blew a 3 goal 3rd period lead. Again, I think that's an oversimplification saying because they won, it ain't broke, and there's no need to evaluate.

Originally Posted by NYRKindms View Post
Isn't it possible that his absence led to Hanks save percentage increasing as there were less offensive turn overs and more time spent in the oppositions end ?
No that's not possible (but I fully expected a similar response). Zone time won't affect save percentage, as virtually all shots on goal are from the one zone anyways. Even if it was, Boyle's possession stats trump Kreider's and Miller's, anyways.

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