It's August -- Why is Abdelkader Still Unsigned? (Signed to 4-yr deal, $1.7M per)
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08-11-2012, 02:50 PM
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Yeah, but how many faceoffs did he take? Abby was primarily a winger last year. The only time he would have taken a faceoff is if the center was waived out. I doubt he took more than a couple dozen. Compare that to Pavs, Z, and Helmer--centers who take regular faceoffs--who probably take over a thousand faceoffs in a season. If I won 6 out 10 faceoffs, my FO% would be 60%. That looks amazing on paper if you don't take into account that I only took 10 faceoffs.
Abby took the fourth most faceoffs on the Wings last season. He took more than Flip and Emmerton.
452 faceoffs isn't a lot for a center, but it was the fourth most on the team. It is certainly more than the "couple dozen" you thought you saw last season.
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