Lay Off FAT!
posted at 4/12/2013 12:41 PM EDT
I have said it a few times on different posts, but I think that we, as Bruins fans need to give Fat a break. Too many have been all over this guy! Power Forwards are struggling with this schedule. The nature of that position looks like it is taking it's toll on these big bruisers moreso than their highly skilled counterparts.
Scott Hartnell: 24 games 4 G 3 A 7 PTS -4 58 PIMS 54 hits
David Clarkson: 40 games 13 G 8 A 21PTS -6 64PIMS 70 hits
Bobby Ryan: 41 games 10 G 18 A 28 PTS +5 17 PIMS 73 hits
Jarome Iginla: 37 game 10 G 16 A 26 PTS -6 22 PIMS 63 hits
Chris Stewart: 39 games 16 G 15 A 31 PTS +4 38 PIMS 36 hits
Wayne Simmonds: 37 games 12 G 13 A 25 PTS -13 72 PIMS 57 hits
Ryan Clowe: 31 games 2 G 13 A 15 PTS -2 91 PIMS 83 hits
Milan Lucic: 39 games 5 G 18 A 23 PTS +5 59 PIMS 122 hits
Milan Lucic will be the first person to say that he is not happy with his game, but the way that Bruins fans have turned on this guy is pretty bad in my opinion. Of this group, he is tied for the lead in Assists and plus/minus and leads by a lot in the hits category. I know that some of you don't like some of these stats, but from what I can tell Looch doesn't look out of place amongst this group of Power Forwards. Please share stats if you can think of any other power forwards that I missed, but to me it is a reflection of the impact that the condensed schedule has had on this part of the game.