Cole gives middle finger to the tank, Habs win 5-1
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03-24-2012, 07:43 AM
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Protest the Hero
He's our best faceoff guy still. Why do we have such terrible luck developing anyone with faceoff skill.
We could go into next year with White as our 4th line centre, I have no problem with that. The 4th line centre position this summer is thin, the only upgrade I can think of is Halpern.
I noticed something while looking at behind the net the other day (wich reminds me, I had never tought about that before noticing this, but it's kind of stupid that the faceoff stats puts together all faceoffs (special teams, ES, Dzone...) in a single stat), Plekanec is 56% (though behind the net only list the % of faceoff won while on the ice so it counts the times he gets tossed out and his winger takes the draw so it could slightly vary from that) on Dzone faceoffs (where we actually want a faceoffs specialist to excel). Same as Nokelainen but Plekanec is on a much larger sample so he's probably the one I would trust there anyway and that's only taking faceoffs into account, taking everything else, I don't want Noke anywhere near the Dzone if Plekanec is an option.
For a center on the market, I would target Palhsson this summer. Would be a signifiant upgrade.
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