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01-01-2013, 02:23 PM
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Aren't all faceoffs important?
Yes one led to a goal but maybe the 13 he lost would have also lead to a few goals?
But I understand what you're saying and sample size is too small to be really significant, but the results have aligned to what I've noticed in junior so far.
basically what I'm saying is the goal should be to win them all and hopefully win most of them in the end
just like a goalie isn't suppose to stop the hard shots (or the easy shots) but to try and stop all the stops and hopefully stop most of them
Earlier, he was taking dzone faceoffs (rather than RNH or Huber) for his line, which are more important, imo, than offensive zone faceoffs. He was also taking many offensive zone faceoff, depending on what side of the ice it was (as a RH shot).
Without knowing the f/o %'s, I was curious to see if Spott would put him out in dzone faceoff situations when it wasn't his line, as a f/o specialist. But he really hasn't done that and feels as confident (or more) with Strome, Jenner, MacNeil or Danault taking the f/o.
So, ya, Scheifele can work on his f/o's. Though, he does seem to win key draws in a game - usually by going down to one knee to win the draw back on his backhand. I wouldn't consider it a weakness, just something he can work more on. It will get better with more strength.
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