Jackets are the only team that has 2 dmen under 10 minutes.
And only a few have 1 under 10 minutes. All of the best teams are all 14 minutes +
Hell all of Pitts dmen are near 20 minutes...
I wasn't necessarily referring to this year's playoffs, but I do understand your point.
I don't mind Carlsson playing in our series against Pitt because I think he moves the puck just as well as Nutivaara, but I think it would very beneficial if Quincey was in over Harrington simply to eat up more minutes and play on the PK.
(mods you can move this to the playoff discussion if necessary)
Pittsburgh is missing Letang and he's their biggest minute eater by far on the defense so it figures that the rest of them would be playing around 20 minutes. The regular season usage would suggest that.