Shane Prince and Alan Quine put up identical numbers for the New York Islanders this year. Who would you rather have on the team?
On the surface, it looks like Shane Prince and Alan Quine put up identical numbers. Both had five goals and 13 assists for 18 points on the season but you have to go deeper than just those three basic stats.
While they both had the same basic stat line Shane Prince did it in a lot less games. Prince, who struggled with injuries only played in 50 games while Quine played in 61.
When you take that into consideration and look at their points per game .36 for Prince and .30 for Quine where it becomes more obvious who the better player is.
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If you’re giving me the choice between the two I’d go Prince. The one argument for Quine is his Game 5 goal against the Florida Panthers in 2016, his lone goal of the playoffs. Prince had a much more productive playoff although Quine gets remembered because of the game winner.
Prince had three goals and seemed to have more of a presence than Quine did. As for this past season 2016-2017, it was a very bland season for the two. On a good team, you likely don’t want either to be a regular player for you.
They’re depth guys, nothing more than a placeholder, which is fine you need those guys sometimes but if you’re seeing Quine and Prince get a lot of ice time there’s a huge issue. As the team sits right now with their current roster they don’t make the lineup.
(This is me hoping Brock gets taken in the expansion draft. One can only hope) That’s not to mention that hopefully, the Islanders are making a move as well to improve the team via trade. Where does Quine and Prince factor in?
The real answer is they don’t. They’re likely a 13th or 14th forward on a team. Again if I had to stick with one for the Isles I’m going with Prince, but don’t be happy if Prince is getting significant playing time in 2017-2018.