Bulldog Stats at 10 Games: Left Wing

Mar 27, 2012; Montreal, QC, CAN; Montreal Canadiens right wing Mike Blunden (45) skates with the puck against Florida Panthers during the first period at the Bell Center. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-US PRESSWIRE

After the defensemen, centres and right wings, we are down to our final position for the Bulldogs, left wing.

Situational Plus Minus

Player

Games

ESGF

ESGA

PPGF

PPGA

PKGF

PKGA

Holland

10

4

8

3

1

0

0

Quailer

10

5

7

1

0

0

1

Blunden

10

4

4

1

0

0

4

Berger

5

0

3

0

0

0

0

Hagel

5

1

2

0

0

0

0

The left wings mimic the pattern for the other forwards. Those playing on the top three lines have similar offensive results with the top two lines having the worse of it in terms of goals against. Holland in particular, tied for worst amoung forwards with 8 goals against. Holland also has the highest rate of participation in powerplay scoring events, possibly because Quailer is the low man on the totem pool as far as the Bulldog’s top six goes. Blunden, like other 3rd liners we’ve seen so far, appears to have the best results for the forwards. He also seems to be heavily relied upon for penalty killing.

I believe Berger is a better hockey player than Hagel, but there is no evidence of that in terms of results thus far. In general the 4th line that those two have played on has been pretty bad.

 

Scoring

Name

GP

G

A

PTS

SOG

TGF

SOG/G

Pt/G

Patrick Holland

10

1

4

5

16

7

1.6

0.5

Steve Quailer

10

1

3

4

16

6

1.6

0.4

Mike Blunden

10

2

3

5

18

5

1.8

0.5

Kyle Hagel

5

0

1

1

3

1

0.6

0.2

Alain Berger

5

0

0

0

7

0

1.4

0

The right side was the home of the goal scorers, so maybe it should come to no surprise that the left side is weak there. More important long terms than the lack of a better scorer than Mike Blunden is that no one hear can even manage 2 shots per game on average. Holland looks like he may have some talent for helping others score. He’s going to need that if he is to remain a top six with relatively weak goalscoring ability.

 

Topics: Hamilton Bulldogs, Montreal Canadiens

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