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07-20-2008, 06:48 PM
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Fletch
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Betts' faceoff ability is vastly overrated. He was at 50.3% last season. For much of the season he was closer to 46-47%. Why? Because a greater percentage of his minutes were against top lines last season, whereas in prior years his play against top lines was closer to zero. I think his line played a bit less down the stretch (overall minutes) and especially less against top lines and the percentages began to go up in the right direction. Note, he was 55.8% in the playoff, and I believe he mostly went against fourth lines in the playoffs.

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