There’s been a lot of interesting talk about “second line” vs. “third line,” and where Frolov should be playing. I looked up the numbers, without knowing in advance, and this is the total even-strength minutes for those six players, in the eight games that Frolov has played this season.
Purcell: 85 minutes, 14 seconds; Stoll, 90:49; Brown, 96:45.
Frolov: 109 minutes, 44 seconds; Handzus, 105:08; Simmonds, 111:27.
Statistically, at even strength, Purcell-Stoll-Brown have combined for four goals and seven assists, while Frolov-Handzus-Simmonds have combined for four goals and six assists.