Thread: Line Combos: Post your Line Combos (13-14)
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07-14-2013, 10:38 AM
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Chris Cutter
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Originally Posted by shutehinside View Post
I disagree with you on the 3 lines play equal minutes. They don't and they didn't. MT will split playing time as much s possible but there is a large quantifiable gap between the ice times players play. A. Gally and Eller had way less toi than their 1st line computer parts.

Secondly, even if you think Bourque was more of a power forward, Patches was our top goal scorer this year (Ryder split season) and top point getter this year and top 2 or 3 last year. I like Bourque as much as the next guy but Patches is far and away the better player.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...Name=timeOnIce

The gap is obviously bigger between the two Gallys and Plekanec and Gionta but those two were rookies (20 years old and 19 years old) so I expect Therrien to give him around 12:30-13 mins this season.

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