Brent Sopel (28 minutes / 2 PP goals against): ~14.0min/PPGA
Paul Mara (43 minutes / 6 PP goals against): ~7.2min/PPGA
Gill leads the league in SH TOI and plays way more than anyone else on the team so he by default wins best penalty killer but the fact Subban is so effective is another proof of his defensive abilities. Furthermore, Hamrlik shouldn't kill penalties.
The powerplay was at it's highest efficiency in the beginning of the season with the following:
Gill - Gorges (1st unit)
Hamrlik - Spacek (2nd unit)
Those units were pretty much written in stone until Gorges was injured. So to say
# 44 should never kill penalties isn't exactly fair as the powerplay was ranked
1st- 2nd through that period of time which was into January.
After Gorges was injured the only constant was Gill on the first wave until it was figured out that Subban is just as efficient as Gorges if not moreso. I mentioned this in another thread but Subban is incredible at clearing the puck on the PK, better than Gorges IMO.
The second wave has been the one in question. The PK dropped to sixth in the league and since Hamrlik has been removed entirely it's dropped to about 10th. To be fair to Hamrlik you'd almost have to take Sopel + Mara + Wiz + Spacek + Weber + Picard because that's who he ended up with at one time or another. Sopel and Mara have now settled into the second unit to alleviate # 44's minutes who still plays close to 23 - 24 a game. Sopel and Mara started off good but then dropped off maybe partly due to Sopel being injured.
Another trend that was taking place was that Subban and Gill were both taking penalties, and sometimes at the same time, which puts others at a disadvantage since some of those resulted in 5 on 3's.
Generally speaking the second unit is also a lesser tier of forwards which also has been re-arranged. Having said all that the PK stands overall in the NHL just about where it's been the last 3 years. LOL
Subban has been tremendous and carries Gill who cannot clear the puck to save his life sometimes.