I think he was also the team leader in hair length.
Hate to rain on the parade but Jucina had 11 hits in the last 3 games.
anyone else bang their head on the nearest hard surface every time AO has a shot blocked, which is all the time?yeah
Doh! Quite correct, Joe. Jerky with 11, Ovie with 9.ns, AO had 19 shots blocked last week. Jurcina and Pothier were next with 4 each.
I hate being right sometimes, but it seemed like OV got shortchanged on Tuesday against Tampa. He looked like he was flying around hitting everything but was only credited with 1 hit. On the other hand, Jerky has been absolutely crushing people. Its fun to watch too.
The NHL has never figured out how to 'standardize' those hit stats.
I was told the reason hit stats never seem to match up with what we see on the ice is because the NHL only credits a player with a hit when the hit causes a turnover. Anybody know whether this is indeed the case?
Interesting, errantelf. I hadn't heard that, but I have heard that since it's a relatively discretionary call, home team management sometimes discourages counting a lot of hits, since it drives up their players' salaries come free agent time. Frankly, that's a bit conspiratorial for me to believe, but I've heard it, so I throw it out there.
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