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04-25-2013, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by WarriorOfGandhi View Post
Shattenkirk plays against the second-easiest matchups that Hitchcock can get him against (only Russell gets easier matchups) while starting 57% of his shifts in the offensive zone. He's second in PP time on ice while being fifth in PK time on ice for Blues dmen. Regardless of his defensive acumen, he's getting about the softest minutes a defenseman can in the NHL short of being Marc-Andre Bergeron.
LOL. What's next? Shattenkirk chews grape gum between periods, which clearly shows he can't play defense? Shattenkirk wears different colored socks during games, which clearly shows XYZ players are better? I love all of this over-analysis (if I can call it that). Not terribly pertinent, but very entertaining nonetheless.

In the end, there are these things called hockey games going on. And we have a player playing well on a successful team in those games.

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