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02-05-2013, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Rivet52 View Post
I totally agree with you. As soon as the whistle was blown after we almost scored and we had an offensive draw coming up I immediately watched to see if Ott would be coming onto the ice and he stayed on the bench. I saw the writing on the wall before the puck was ever dropped. Odds were totally in our favor that we'd lose that draw.

I agree on the Ott tenacity too. I think he has the desperation and willingness to sacrifice himself to try as hard as possible to win a faceoff in that sort of situation. And they don't put him out there. He's our best faceoff-man plain and simple.

Again, I love Hodgson and he was okay on the faceoffs tonight and improved over previous games earlier on this season but faceoffs are what he'll need to keep working on.

Still really wish we could have landed Konopka last summer. Our fourth line and faceoffs are both messes.
Yeah, I'm not really trying to knock Cody here...but "key faceoff wins" isn't exactly a label that's within his bailiwick, so to speak.

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