Welcome to LCL where we take a look around the league for recent changes to line combos or power play set ups.
I’m using quite a few resources to put this post together. FH911 (who power our Latest NHL Line Combo page) and Left Wing Lock are the two key ones. You should check them both out if you need some line combo info. Great, great stuff by both.
Today we’ll look at the West… if you want to see the details on the East click here. All statistics are for games up to Fri Oct 29th, 2011.
The big five (Lubomir Visnovsky, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Cam Fowler and Teemu Selanne) all have over 4:51 PP TOI / game this season. The next highest is Saku Koivu at just 2:08 / game.
One name missing from that list is Bobby Ryan. Many were expecting a huge season from Ryan but it’s going to be pretty tough to top 70 or 80 points with just 1:56 / game of PP time. Want more bad news, Ryan owners? The last two games he’s been playing on the second line with Koivu and Selanne.