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For the 2nd time in 3 seasons, Keith has had the highest goals against per 60 minutes of ice time, at even strength, on the Hawks (he was 2nd behind Leddy last year). Not sure how that gets him a 7.5. His defense is far ahead of Leddy, but I think it gets overrated by many Hawks fans (though his lack of physical play is not the issue). He's simply a decent defender for an offensively minded blue liner.
It would be interesting to dissect Keith's PK totals in a "before the change" setting and an "after the change" setting - IE, when they did away with the silly triangle plus one versus the better box four. Thoughts?
Duncan needs to hit somebody once in awhile! If I'm an NHL forward I know I dont even have to worry about him playing the body, if he doesnt poke check it off my stick ,I'm in! He doesn't move people out from in front of the net. Saw plenty of times he misplayed the puck,and didn't clear the zone. He didn't even have the balls to drop his gloves and hit Sedin, he punched his glove at his face and later elbowed him. His shot is usually off the mark, numerous times with quality chances he shot the puck well wide of the net. Personally I think he's overrated,and would like to see Seabrooke with the A instead.
Really good analysis. I didn't like his comment that PK was easy for him. Clearly it's not. DK is my favorite hawk but the coaching staff needs to get through to him. He needs to shoot.
I will look into this. May do a follow up post. I think I can isolate when the change was made because I'm pretty sure it happened before the SJ game during the losing streak. That's when they brought Barry Smith in as a consultant from the FO position of scout.