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09-24-2008, 11:39 AM
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If Chipchura can win even 49% of his faceoffs (as opposed to 43% last season) I'd love to see him stay up. Throw Lapierre on the wing, and flank those two with BGL, Kosto, Begin, rotating those three through with the other two.
But seriously, until I see that Chipchura can win even what I would qualify as a poor percentage of faceoffs, he's not an NHL centre. For a puck possession team you can't give the puck away so easily.
As an aside, I don't really see how we can keep all these 4th line veterans around all season. One (or two?) have to be moved. Be it on waivers or trade, something's gotta give.
Well they can try Chipchura at centre on the 4th line with Lapierre on his wing. If his faceoff percentage is poor that night, let Lapierre take the faceoffs but then shift back to wing, similar to when a centre is thrown out of the circle and a winger has to take the drop. It's not that hard to do.
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