NHL: 20 Goals in 12 Minutes a Game…Can It Be Done for a Doughnut?

August 10th, 2012 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks have not come forth with a lot of activity this month. It's been all quiet from the organization as training camp approaches. I guess this allows me to stray from the path and pursue...doughnuts.

Let me explain.

Wednesday, I profiled Michael Frolik and asked if he could reach the 20-goal mark he hit in his first two NHL seasons. One of the comments centered on the limited time in which Frolik would have in Chicago to score those goals. Here is the meat of the reader Shlomo Goldberg's comment:

Frolik was 11th among Chicago forwards for ice-time per game (30+ games played). Unlikely he will get many points on the 4th line playing 12 minutes a game. Additionally, in his first 3 seasons in the NHL he was getting PP time which helped increase his numbers and likely his confidence as well.

In Chicago, he will (1) not get the playing time he needs to score, and (2) will not be on the PP to boost numbers.

Find a guy that gets 20 goals a season playing 12 minutes a game in the NHL and I will buy you a doughnut.

The comment is spot on. It's hard to assume Frolik will get more than the 12:52 he av ...

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