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03-22-2013, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
It really isn't though. If DD gets so many offensive zone starts you'd have good faceoff guys defending other team's zone. Then again Plekanec faces top competition and is that premium defensive guy in dying seconds. At end of the day though, neither is particularly awesome at it. I think the divide is negligible.
Speaking of face-offs, I was inspired to look at the actual stats on NHL.com and this one looked pretty interesting.

PP FO W/L

Plekanec: 32/41 43,8%
Desharnais: 55/43 56,1%

That IS a massive difference and I'll bet it's a big part of the reason why DD still gets a lot of PP time.

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