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04-22-2013, 04:06 PM
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Nalyd Psycho
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Claude Lemieux's Playoff numbers per 82gp.
28g, 27a, 55pts.
Ken Linseman's
31g, 56a, 87pts.

And in fairness to era, Lemieux's numbers if you eliminate his last five playoffs:
30g, 25a, 55pts.

Lets not overstate Lemieux's playoff play. He stepped his game up, but he did not become a star player. He had a lot of average playoffs. And a lot of his games played can be attributed to playing in front of Patrick Roy or Martin Brodeur for the majority of his career.

As for minutes:

Offense Minutes
PlayerES PP PK Total
Noble 13 2.5 1 16.5
Nighbor 13 4.5 4.5 22
Smith 13 4.5 4.5 22
Northcott 12 2.5 0 14.5
Starshinov 12 4.5 0 16.5
St. Louis 12 2.5 2.5 17
Holik 12 0 0 12
Mahovlich 12 2.5 2.5 19
McKenzie 12 0 0 12
Parise 9 0 0 9
Linseman 9 0 0 9
Foligno 9 0 0 9
TOTAL 138 23.5 15 176.5

Defense Minutes
PlayerES PP PK Total
Harvey 17 4.5 4.5 26
Flaman 16 0 4.5 20.5
Green 16 2.5 0 18.5
Burrows 16 0 2.5 18.5
Ruotsalainen 13 4.5 0 17
Magnuson 14 0 2.5 17
TOTAL 92 11.5 14 117.5

I wouldn't say that my 3rd line has better players, I said they are offensively superior. Your 3rd line is an offensive blackhole.

You may think that giving your 4th line barely any minutes hides there flaws, but all it does is increase the grind on your top players in what will inevitably be a physical series.

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