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01-09-2013, 02:24 PM
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Well he's pretty good defensively and he's good on faceoffs. RNH is horrible on the draw and Gagner is average at best. If you don't have a guy who is good on faceoffs then you're going to be hemmed in your own zone and it gives the other team a huge advantage. Plus Yakupov needs a defensive player on his line to make up for his lack of defense. Horcoff provides this.
Nuge is below average on faceoffs, but he's done a good job improving in that area. I believe he was at or above 50% in the AHL.
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