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08-23-2013, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by HatTrick Swayze View Post
Gotcha. Interesting. I appreciate you presenting a balanced argument. Would seem to lead credence to the idea that McD is good enough defensively to cover up for playing with a more offensive partner. Again still a small sample size but worth a look. Is this adjusted at all based on the quality of competition they were seeing? I can't remember them ever being paired together except for odd times resulting from a partial line change or a Girardi/Staal/DZ penalty. McD-G obviously logged the most minutes against top opposition. So I would expect that they on average would possess the puck less and create less 5 on 5 focused on d vs an odd time when McD/Stralman were paired together with (I assume) the specific goal of pushing the pace.
Thank you, I try very hard not to have an agenda.

The WOWY charts that I use (and RagnerBoy linked to) does unfortunately not contain QoC information. You can have them adjusted for zone starts and restricted to close game situations though.

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