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02-15-2010, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank View Post
Knowing another dominant center is backing you up on the wing also allows the primary center to "cheat' more, which increases his chance of winning the faceoff. If the primary center cheats too much and gets tossed, the second center can go in a still be a favorite to win.
Good call, you're very right. And with that in mind, I would not be surprised at all to be seeing Jarome Iginla be taking draws on the right hand side for his line. He'll always have either Richards and/or Toews there to take the 2nd draw if he gets tossed.

Saying that, isn't there some rule in International Hockey that if your team gets tossed from the faceoff twice then it's a 2-minute minor for delay of game? I may be way offside here, but something like that rings a bell.

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