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02-14-2013, 10:13 AM
Kjell Dahlin
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
There were a lot of people stating that DD was better than Plekanec last year, and being amazed that he was 14th among centers for points, a de-contextualized statistic that was pointed out hundreds of times on this forum.
You mentioned that “There were a lot of people stating that DD was better than Plekanec last year...” and that’s simply not true. Some posters, like me, do consider that Desharnais has better vision than Plekanec but 95% of the fans considered, and still consider, Plekanec as the better overall player and our clear #1C.

Desharnais is a cap friendly and solid (vision, hard work, high compete level, great attitude...) #2 NHL center. However, if he ever asks for 4M$ + per season, I would be the first to wish him luck... somewhere else!

Originally Posted by Aceekay View Post
DD biggest problem this year has definitely been his inability to win face offs, if he could start winning offensive zone faceoffs it would definitely go a long way to help him produce.
Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
He was 11/19 last game.
Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
I wish people would learn more about stats. not you personally. For example, you know how public opinions polls say "accurate within 3.1 percentage points 19 times out of 20?" To get that accuracy for faceoff percentage you need some ~300 faceoffs.

11/19 is as insignificant as 8/19.
Since last season Desharnais won 764 of his 1551 taken FO; that’s a FO% of 49,3%. That’s not good but it is “acceptable”. For comparison, during the same time frame, Eller’s FO% is 46,7%. That being mentioned, this team sucks in the faceoffs circle and I sure miss Nokelainen our right handed faceoff specialist.


A quick word regarding our 2011-12 first line: against TB, Cole and Desharnais looked good and Pacioretty was somewhat invisible.

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