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Erik Condra Re-Signs [2 Years, 1.25M AAV]
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07-13-2013, 10:52 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
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I like Condra but I figured Pageau made him expendable. Pageau does all the things he does with a little less size but with more speed, he's above average in faceoffs and the kid can find the back of the net.
I would hope that the centre would be better at faceoffs than the winger.
And you can make a good argument that some of Pageau's success is directly related to him playing with Condra since they were matched up for pretty much all of Pageau's time in the NHL so far.
The stats bear out that most players on the Sens are better when they have Condra on their wing than they are without him (because he drives possession so well and the line has the puck a lot more than they don't on his shifts).
The only thing holding Condra back is his crappy shooting percentage and it's too bad that this is the only thing that most Sens fans choose to focus on since it's clear that Sens management, coaches and his teammates see where Condra's true value is.
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