Francois Gagnon on Team 990 this morning
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10-09-2008, 11:53 AM
Join Date: May 2003
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I don't have anything against a fourth line pest who always shot on goal instead of passing (even if, sometimes, the passing play was obvious).
To me, a fourth line's goal, beside energy and grit, is to shoot on goal, crash the net, and provoke a faceoff in the offensive zone for our other scoring lines (and of course score the occasionnal goal on rebounds from that strategy).
I have no problem with Lapierre shooting as long as he follows the puck to the net and his teammates do the same.
I do agree Lapierre should do that with the same level of intensity every night, which is what he's not doing.
I agree, I don't mind if he always shoots. I prefer that over trying a pass that he's not confident he can make and creating a turnover! Plus, as you said, it creates a faceoff in the offensive zone for the other lines... so it's all good!
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