Is there any way for Washington to get Pitkanen out of Philly??
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02-05-2004, 02:34 PM
Join Date: May 2003
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The time on ice stat is pretty hard to ignore as well.......8 Flyer D get more TOI/g than Pitkanen....that tells me he is being brought up slowly (the right way IMO)...put in positions where he will/can have success.....does he regularly get placed against the other teams top lines? I cant say that I know J-bo does......but when you log over 24 minutes a game....and no other D (or player) on your team is on the ice as much...that tells me he IS playing against the teams better lines...but thats a guess based off of his TOI
In reality, the biggest thing that hurts Pitkanen's ice time is the fact that Hitchcock will not play him on the PK for some reason, though the few times he has let him he has succeeded.
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