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03-13-2013, 12:09 AM
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Jimmi Jenkins
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Originally Posted by PaperDesigner View Post
How much of that has to do with playing in front of one of worst goaltending groups and most shallow defence depth charts in the NHL in the past several season? Would Datsyuk have faired that much better in preventing goals with this group?

The problem with trying to evaluate Horcoff is that he is constantly in arguably the single most difficult position in the NHL--play the best with the least support and the worst available teammates in the NHL.

Maybe if he was in a better organization like Boston or New Jersey, he would still not look very good. But frankly, nobody is going to have a good plus minus in front of the 2009-2013 version of Khabibulin.
Agreed on all points, and the Contract "ever present"

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