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04-30-2013, 08:12 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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As for the PK being bad. We all see how terrible Adams and Glass are at 5v5.....and there is a mountain of data/stats to prove it. They usually skate against other 4th/3rd line players and get outscored and out-shot. They constantly get pinned in their own zone at even strength. It doesn't matter who plays with them at C, the results are the same. Minus goal differential, minus corsi, possession that just isn't there. I can't remember the last time Bylsma didn't use his TO to rest them after an icing.
Now take one of our players away and put him in the box. Do we logically think that these 2 guys turn into elite "specialist" with even worst odds in their favor at 4v5? Yes these guys are used to playing without the puck (no choice really), but that doesn't make them good at it.
Another great item of note. There is not a single player that is going to be (or can be scratched) that scores at a lower rate (pts/60min) than Tanner Glass. Even Bortuzzo is a higher scoring threat at D than Glass is at Forward.
Glass has been phased out of the PK over the last couple weeks. He won't be playing in the playoffs when Crosby is back. Might not be playing even with Sid still out.
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