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03-15-2013, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Felonious Python View Post
I get you, but the Lightning have been winning faceoffs the past few games.
This. Hall lost quite a few recently and has seemingly been replaced by Nate as the third/fourth line C. Stamkos' FO% has risen from 45% to almost 50% this year, while Vinny went from 48% last year to 55% FO success this year. Winning draws is becoming less of an issue, and I guess the coaching staff like what they see from Labrie and Crombeen in toughness and Palat in defensive contributions over what Hall brings to the table.

The timing is a little odd though with Vinny and Pyatt injured. I wasn't too impressed with Johnson last night, aside from his saucer pass to Hedman, but I guess he'll need more playing time to properly prove himself.

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