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    I didn't see any recent threads or discussions dedicated to Ryan Pulock so I apologize if I missed one! I should note the leagues I own Pulock in include:
    G, A, PPP, SOG, Hits, Blocks

    Anyone else feeling a little frustrated with him so far? I know it's early but his shot rate through 15 GP is what's especially alarming to me. He's under 2 shots per game right now, yet seeing FIVE more minutes of ice time overall vs last year and his PP time is in line with last season. I'm one to preach patience and sure, he could go off for another 3 pt night and suddenly he's at a 40 pt pace, but I don't watch the Islanders on a daily basis to see his overall performance or if he's passing the "eye test."

    Probably a mixture of getting too excited for his potential multi-cat ability and then seeing this slow start, but this is why I love the forums. The discussion! He's still putting up a decent amount of hits and is blocking more shots with added SH time, so hasn't been a complete drag. I get that D men (especially those not receiving top PP minutes) are prone to slumps, but I'm curious to see what others think and if this is just a blip over 82 games. I'd also like to state I'm not freaking out here and realize it's a long season lol, simply wondering if maybe I overvalued his multi-cat contributions based on his finish last season. He doesn't have the track record and thus my concern over what to expect going forward.

    Thoughts/insight appreciated!

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    It's all about the ice time

    He's at 23 mins, impossible to not get things going imo.. he'll get that pp1 gig soon enough..i'm giving another month
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    Default Re: Pulock frustration?

    pp1 unit is getting a bit stale with barzie overhandling the puck looking for the open man so I think pulocks shot is going to be introduced soon if things dont change quick

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    Personally I don't think there's any reason for concern here. A bit of a slow start but he's getting some points and his ice time is outstanding. He's within striking distance of last year's numbers and he's doing it with less firepower up front. Maybe it's a matter of him being overhyped...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ericdaoust View Post
    Personally I don't think there's any reason for concern here. A bit of a slow start but he's getting some points and his ice time is outstanding. He's within striking distance of last year's numbers and he's doing it with less firepower up front. Maybe it's a matter of him being overhyped...
    Agreed, I'll admit I was really high on him going into this season...specifically for multi-cat purposes. And I know I wasn't alone.

    I thought maybe I was missing something here, but I know it's early. Thanks for the replies.

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    I dropped him in my 1 yr league for Heiskanen. We shall see if it pays off
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    I think Pulock will break through soon enough. He is getting great ice time and has had some bad puck luck. I still think he finishes around 40 points with good peripherals.
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