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03-09-2013, 01:22 PM
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I love the idea of getting Pateryn in there tonight, we definitely have a hole when it comes to a big defensive first defenseman.
I'm less enthused with taking White out of the lineup, mostly because he at least seems to be our best faceoff man. I assume this means Eller will be taking the big draws tonight? He's seemed decent. Desharnais's really struggled in the circle, can't have him taking draws in our end.
There is no stat that shows (at least as far as I know) who our best defensive zone faceoff guy is, but behindthenet shows that we lose more defensive zone faceoffs when Eller is on the ice than we win. When Desharnais and Plekanec are on the ice, we post a better winning% then when Eller is on the ice in the d-zone.
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