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04-09-2013, 12:37 PM
Believe In Henke
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Originally Posted by 16 To Stanley View Post
There is no doubt he has been our best center. He has also not been our best faceoff man. Being the best center on this team has nothing to do with how he's been in the dot. The last minute of an important game is not the time to learn. Especially when he lost 2 clear as day. He was getting owned on those faceoffs and what happens on the third, literally the same move as the first two. stick picked up and puck is kicked back to toronto d-man.

Happens once, fine, happens twice, meh, happens three times, unacceptable.

I love Stepan and he's been a godsend with the atrocious play of Richards this year, but it's not ok to keep throwing him out there for important faceoffs when he just can't win them.
I'd rather take that risk. That game is important like the next 9 games are important. It wasn't the end of the world. I knew we'd most likely lose, 4th game in 6 nights.

Win tomorrow, then a battle of the ages in Long Island Saturday. A game we might lose, and even then it won't be the end of the world.

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