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08-16-2012, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by HawkeyeCB View Post
You know that the offensive zone starts that everyone goes wild about is like 1-2 faceoffs per game average. It's really not that big of a deal. So he starts 2 extra times in the offensive zone - he should, he was producing! Actually, just doing the stats now, it's less than one faceoff per game at ES. Desharnais gets 4.28 faceoffs per game at ES in the offensive zone, while Plekanec gets 3.80. So that's just under 1/2 a faceoff less per game.

Example; every two games, Desharnais takes 9 offensive zone ES faceoffs, Plekanec takes 8.
13% is a lot.

13% is the difference between 60 points and 69 points, between 30 goals and 34 goals. It's a big difference.

Originally Posted by HawkeyeCB View Post
Secondly, Erik Cole and Max Pacioretty weren't SUPPOSED to be our two best wingers last season. They were supposed to be #3 and #4. Gionta and Cammalleri (who started with Plekanec) were supposed to be the best two wingers on the team.
Were there really people who thought Gionta would produce more than Cole and Pacioretty?


Originally Posted by HawkeyeCB View Post
DD SHOULD start the PPs. Why? He wins the faceoff. Last year, he posted a 67% faceoff on the PP, while Plekanec had a 49%. That tells me DD deserves the ice first.
When has DD ever been a 67% faceoff player?

That would make him the best player in the league for faceoffs.

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