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03-18-2013, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Chelios View Post
I think the bigger issue than Bolland/Kruger/Shaw's ability to win faceoffs is Q's aversion to putting out Toews for all important draws. I have seen too many times Kruger taking important draws late in a period with Toews on the bench. I really don't think faceoffs would be much of an issue if we took advantage of the fact that we have one of the best guys in the league on the draw.

SO true, and it is moments like those, I question Q’s competence. It is a no-brainer to throw Toews out there to take a key faceoff in the final moment of a game. I have seen at least two occasions this season when Q fails to have 2 centermen on the ice in the same situation as above (and on one of those it was Frolik who ended up taking the key draw). He’s certainly not the most strategic coach in this league and it is these lapses in detail that simply shouldn’t happen at the NHL level.

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