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09-04-2013, 06:39 PM
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Q on Torts & the D

from a Canucks fan, wondering what approach we're most likely to see...
Will he play favorites? (AV certainly did with Bieksa) Will he exile guys to the doghouse? (AV w Ballard) Any types of guys liable to bloom under him? (Edler under AV early, bit stale later)

Just looking at stats, it seems Torts did a fair bit of juggling, but wanted your pro takes ...thanks

last year ES ice, then most common pairings below...

Girardi 25:24:00
McDonagh 24:21
Staal 24:27:00
Del Zotto 23:10
Stralman 18:02
Moore 11:46
Eminger 13:02
Gilroy 9:33
Hamrlik 10:06
Bickel 5:31

fairly even spread for the top 4, looks like a rotation for the bottom pairing, w Stralman getting the bulk there.

Girardi played nearly half his even strength minutes w McD, then another 20% with DelZ, then 10% with Staal.

Staal played most of his time with DelZ, but that was only 33%, then a quarter w Stralman and Girardi (it was Staal-Stralman in the playoffs)

DelZ's ES time was really shuffled -- only 20%ish with any of the others

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