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Todd at Milwaukeehockey.com published a post the other day about shootouts — more so, the personnel used in shootouts. And he brings up some interesting statistics, and some interest points. Definitely check out the story.
The one variable that I’d like to point out is that the NHL uses the best-of-3-round system, and the AHL uses best-of-5. So there are more chances that Lane would use a defenseman simply because there are more shootout attempts each night. Trotz has the leisure of only needing to select three, and maybe has some more matchup information that leads to his decisions.
Wednesday against Peoria, the Admirals sent out 1) Santorelli, 2) Klasen, 3) Mueller, 4) Josi, 5) Geoffrion, 6) Blum.
Santo and Klasen I think have been 1 and 2 all season (provided they’ve both been in uniform in the game). So based on this current roster, who would you line up as your 3 through 7 shooters, and do you take position into account?