Patience after game one
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10-10-2003, 11:33 AM
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For all the crying about Perrault, he does bring positives to the table. Count me in as one of the group saying "Lay off," if you badly need a goal and the faceoff is in their end and you need possesion for one last shot, who takes the draw? Perrault. If you're clinging to a lead and have a faceoff deep in your own zone who takes the draw? Perrault.
There is an awful lot of the game of hockey that depends on puck possesion and when you have a faceoff man as automatic as Yanic can be sometimes, you do not idly throw them away. Toronto did and they lost several playoff games because of their terrible faceoff %.
I saw more effort from him last night then I have seen in a while and I think he will remain at #2. I saw Edmonton experiment with Kilger at centre. Didn't work is an understatement.
I agree that there were positives from last night. It was the Sens. The Sens have made better teams than the Habs look far worse than Montreal did last night. As for why the dump ins, that's all Ottawa gives you. Their D challenge at the blueline and force either offsides calls, dump-ins or they pinch you off to the corner.
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