The Negativity-**Only** Thread (A Place to go to vent) II
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12-04-2013, 02:54 PM
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Again. You guys are confusing lines with traditional teams.
Ice time wise our team leader by position are
Mike Fisher, 18:10 per game good for 89th among forwards in the league, funny it is less than most 2nd liners.
On wing we have Hornqvist who averages 16:16 per game good for 150th among forwards in the NHL or on average as much as a borderline 3rd liner.
We're talking about Wilson being on our top line he is the next top winger, at 16:10 good for 155th in the league.
Craig Smith you ask? 14:41 Good for 231st among forwards in the NHL, or about as much as a good 4th liner.
Speaking of 4th liners. Stalberg is coming in at 13:08 per game or about like most 4th liners. Last year he was a 3rd liner on Chicago and averaged 14:08 per game.
If Fisher was on the Nucks his current ice time would put him on the 3rd line, and he's our leader.
Those of you that ask, how does Trotz system prevent guys from putting up big numbers, here's some evidence.
But the didn't stop Kariya, Sullivan, Dumont or Arnott, right? Kariya under Trotz in his last season 20:22 per game, Arnott's best 18:59, Dumont's best 18:29.
These guys produced because they got time to do it, we're playing guys the same minutes as a 3rd liner and calling him a 1st liner and wondering why his results don't match. We're wondering why guys show no chemistry but we don't get them enough time on the ice to develop it. We don't have a 1st line, we roll 3 3rd lines, that's the way this team is built, that's what Trotz wants and what Poile gave him.
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