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08-02-2013, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by I am the Liquor View Post
What a load of crap.

What one or two seasons was that?

How long ago?

We arent interested in history, we want the team to be better NOW.
I think that you are incorrect. The following information is the year, hemsky's most common on ice teamates, goals/60 for, goals/60 against, 10 highest ice time opponents

2007-8, Horc + penner, .849, .809, Kesler, Stasny, Koivu, Hejduk, Nolan, Tanguay, Gaborik, Iggy, Zett, Radiovich

2008-9, Horc + Penner, .839, .755, Burrows, Kopitar, Iggy, Neidermeyer, Jokinen, Koivu, Bolland, Ladd, Steen, Zett

2009-10, Horc + Penner, 1.13, .65, Jokinen, Nash, Iggy, Moss, Huselius, Wolski, Kane, Stasny, Burrows, Jones

2010-11, Penner + Gagner, .926, .990, Toews, Jokinen, Stallberg, Iggy, Tanguay, Kane, Hagman, Koivu, Zett, Havlat

The trends are quite clear. From 2007 - 2010, Hemsky played with Horc + Penner and outscored the oppositions best players. The vast majority of his ice time was vs the other teams top 2 lines.

In 2010, Horc was replaced by Gagner on his line and the result was that the other teams best players outscored Hemsky's line by 10%. Not terrible but it validates the value Horc had.

This year, the plan is to play Hemsky with Gordon and one of Jones or Jonescu. Gordon is an upgrade over Horc and plays a very similar style. The challenge is to find a LW who can fill Penner's role.

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