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02-09-2013, 12:01 PM
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Dave Bolland questions????

Why is Bolland the only minus player on his line?

Why is Bolland the lowest scoring forward in the top 9?

Why is Bolland performing poorly at the dot?

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02-09-2013, 12:16 PM
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These are the questions that haunt me.

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He's ****in lazy and we don't discuss that enough. He has another gear. I remember being at a game against the Leafs last year and he put about 50% effort into every play for the first 10 minutes of the game which cost us 1-2 goals against. Q reamed him out on the bench and then he tore it up the rest of the game. Maybe he floats a lot to avoid injury but I'd say 75% of his ice time this season he showed little interest in being a dominant individual.

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Why is Oduya the team leader in +/-?
Why is it important how many points he has?

WHO THE HELL CARES? 20 out of 22 points and we still see "I like to bash our own players".
Odd timing after Bolland just scored the GWG in the last game

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I prefer we answer these questions after he has a bad game.

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Shoulf of kept Brouwer instead.

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We shoulf of done alot of things.

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I think Bolland has the lowest plus minus on his line because Sharp and Kane are getting more points on the PP. The other 2, there's lots of factors, not worth worrying about when the whole team is playing the way it is right now.

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02-09-2013, 12:58 PM
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I think Bolland has the lowest plus minus on his line because Sharp and Kane are getting more points on the PP. The other 2, there's lots of factors, not worth worrying about when the whole team is playing the way it is right now.
Powerplay points don't affect plus-minus. +/- is pretty much useless anyways and it's not like Bolland's far worse than anyone else. He's -2. Most of the forwards are hovering around +2 or +3.

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Why is Bolland the only minus player on his line?

Why is Bolland the lowest scoring forward in the top 9?

Why is Bolland performing poorly at the dot?
Clearly he hasn't been on the ice for as many GF as Sharp and Kane.

He isn't, he's actually tied for 7th. Saad is the lowest scoring forward in the top 9.

Bolland has always performed poorly at the dot.

Hope that answers your questions.

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Powerplay points don't affect plus-minus. +/- is pretty much useless anyways and it's not like Bolland's far worse than anyone else. He's -2. Most of the forwards are hovering around +2 or +3.
+/- only really matters for defensemen, IMO. For forwards it's beyond useless.

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Inconsistent in the regular season, 200 foot warrior in the playoffs.

This has always been Bolland's MO. Not that it excuses what we're seeing right now.

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He's always been below average in the circle, he shuts down top scorers (I.e. the Sedins) in the playoffs and that's why he's still a Top 9 forward

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Why is Oduya the team leader in +/-?
Why is it important how many points he has?

WHO THE HELL CARES? 20 out of 22 points and we still see "I like to bash our own players".
Odd timing after Bolland just scored the GWG in the last game

Why would it be odd timing to address issues at anytime? You brought that up with a Kruger post as well. The time to analyze and reflect is not when the sky is falling. By then it's kinda too late don't you think.

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A good coach and GM will definitely look at issues when they arise and the issue with Bolland should be an issue that they look at now to see if they can push him to play the way he is capable of. Also with Bolland always having been a 3rd line shut down center for the Hawks, playing 2nd line center is a whole new ballgame for him which is no doubt taking him time to adjust to. He is far better suited as a 3rd line shut down center than he is a 2nd line scoring center. I think his head is still in the shut down mode rather than the scoring mode.

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+/- only really matters for defensemen, IMO. For forwards it's beyond useless.
Why do you say that? Not agreeing or disagreeing, just curious.

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A good coach and GM will definitely look at issues when they arise and the issue with Bolland should be an issue that they look at now to see if they can push him to play the way he is capable of. Also with Bolland always having been a 3rd line shut down center for the Hawks, playing 2nd line center is a whole new ballgame for him which is no doubt taking him time to adjust to. He is far better suited as a 3rd line shut down center than he is a 2nd line scoring center. I think his head is still in the shut down mode rather than the scoring mode.

I think the above has some validity. I have noticed that Boland is often the trailer when it comes to entering the opps end but it's still early in the season and we're winning. Kane is ripping it up however much of that output has been on the PP but we all saw last game what Bolly can do if given the puck in scoring position. Sharp meanwhile is just now rounding into shape and has had some rotten luck and that could be a factor in Bollands low point total. Let's revisit after another 20 games. I reckon things will be diferent.

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Why do people keep questioning Bolland.

He is who he is, will he ever be a 30 goal scorer, no, will he ever be a top 5 player in points no, will he ever lead the team in FO% no.

What he is though is a warrior and monster in the play-offs willing to battle and one of the few players on this team willing to do whatever it takes to win. He will shutdown other teams top players and get them out of their game.

I am fine with the Bolland we have and don't want him to be anything else and as the record shows we don't need him to be anything else.

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Why do you say that? Not agreeing or disagreeing, just curious.
I just don't think it's a a good gauge of anything for a majority of FWDs.

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My stance on +/- is that, for the most part, it really is useless. The only exceptions, IMO, are when a player if far and away the best or far and away the worst and I don't think it has as much to do with defensive play as it has to do with making things happen when you're on the ice.

Andrew Brunette was -13 last year, the next closest everday forward was Jamal Mayers at -4 (playing on the 4th line). Keeping in mind that Brunette spent most of the season on a top-6 line and Toews, Kane, Hossa and Sharp were all plus players - that's pretty awful. I would imagine, most Hawk fans would agree that Brunette was the biggest liability on the team last year, and it reflected in his +/-. Same went for Kopecky in 2010-11.

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My stance on +/- is that, for the most part, it really is useless. The only exceptions, IMO, are when a player if far and away the best or far and away the worst and I don't think it has as much to do with defensive play as it has to do with making things happen when you're on the ice.

Andrew Brunette was -13 last year, the next closest everday forward was Jamal Mayers at -4 (playing on the 4th line). Keeping in mind that Brunette spent most of the season on a top-6 line and Toews, Kane, Hossa and Sharp were all plus players - that's pretty awful. I would imagine, most Hawk fans would agree that Brunette was the biggest liability on the team last year, and it reflected in his +/-. Same went for Kopecky in 2010-11.
That is my stance on it. If you're insanely high or insanely low, either one says a lot. Anything in between becomes more debatable and less meaningful in my opinion. I only begged the question regarding forwards vs. defensemen and it only meaning nothing for forwards. I don't think either position has more or less sway over the other but as I said, the statistic in general is a bit of flawed one in most cases.

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I think it can tell you a lot of a defenseman. There isn't a whole lot else to go off to gauge defensive productivity, though, so if there were better things to look at it may be different.

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My question is why are people whining when we're a quarter of the way through the season without a regulation loss?

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I think it can tell you a lot of a defenseman. There isn't a whole lot else to go off to gauge defensive productivity, though, so if there were better things to look at it may be different.
I guess it could be a little bit more telling of a d-man, but still, I think it's flawed unless it's very high or very low, one way or the other. Like you said, there's no other "defense" statistic so, it gets magnified a little more. Really comes down to just watching the games and seeing what's going on.

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OP is complaining about -2???

If -2 is the worst +/- on the team then this thread is even more pointless than I originally thought

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