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Per Agent, Devils To Re-Sign Andrei Loktionov On A 1 Year Deal
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06-13-2013, 04:33 PM
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Why? If the Devils can't possess the puck without faceoff wins, they've got bigger problems.
Because if you have to leave the zone, you have to re-enter the zone. I'd love to go back and watch some of the playoff games from 2012, the bad ones where I was disgusted with their forecheck/offense, and see what they were doing faceoff-wise in the offensive zone.
There was probably a connection to why they looked dominant and played the great majority of the game in the offensive zone in some games, and couldn't get out of their own way in others.
The last 1/4 or so of the season proved their system is pretty sound. Can't score to save their lives, but if they had a second primary faceoff guy they could really dominate possession. Loktionov as the second primary faceoff guy is going to be a trainwreck.
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