Re: Byfuglien or McDonagh
Maurice took over as head coach Jan. 12th. According to the Fantrax news section in Buff's bio, he first practiced at forward Jan. 9th and played forward in a game on Jan 11th. Shortly after this, Maurice announced that Buff would be staying at forward for the time being. So I'm going to use Jan 9th as a cutoff date for Buff's d numbers.
Originally Posted by Kofax
After that point Buff had 11 goals, 11 assists in his last 32 games. That's a 0.69 PPG pace, good for a 56 point pace over 82 games.
He had 12 ESP, and 10 PPP in 32 games as a forward.
He had 10 goals, 24 assists in his 46 games as a dman. That's a 0.74 PPG pace good for a 60 point pace over 82 games.
His PP/ES splits were 18 ESP and 16 PPP.
So more points overall as a forward, but still a very consistent ES/PP split.
So a slightly lower point pace as a forward surprisingly, although both are relatively small sample sizes. But fairly consistent splits between even strength and powerplay points.
14T BiWeekly H2H. 4 C/RW/LW, 6 D, 2 G
Cats:G(3), A(1.5), +-(1), PIM(0.2), PPP(1), SOG(0.2), GWG(1), SHP(2), Hits(0.3), BkS(0.4). W(2), SO(2), OTL(0.5), SV(0.2), GA(-1), L(-1). 10 Keepers in Bold. 12 player Farm team (skaters under 110, goalies under 80 gp) in italics
LW - Ovie, Gaudreau, Palat
C - Giroux, Forsberg (RW.LW)
RW - Byfuglien (D), Tarasenko
D - Hedman, OEL
G - Talbot, Varlamov
Prospects -White, Carr, Donskoi, N Ritchie, Fasching, Hathaway, Ghost, Lindell, Miller, Helleybuck, Nedeljkovic, Sorokin