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03-13-2013, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Lundface View Post
I have no idea how many times this has to be pointed out, but the zone starts didn't change till AFTER Henrik won the Art Ross. It hasn't helped them, and AV's stupidity may actually be hurting them a lot more than helping especially in the playoffs.

Makes it that much easier for coaches to throw out their 5 man units against them, when they always start in the o-zone.
You honestly don't think that it hasn't helped them?

In 10, his Hart year it was still a healthy 57.7 % rate.

We don't know for sure but it's quite possible and even probable that his decline in production would have been more steep in these last 3 years than it already has been.

Anyone who has ever played hockey at any level knows that playing in the offensive zone is less taxing than in the defensive one.

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