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09-04-2013, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by kiwidevil View Post
When we finally realize we that an extra 10% on faceoffs is paramount over scoring any goals or being able to compete in game at all.
Not sure if this is a dig at the Loktionov realists or not.

Steckel was brought in as a role playing 4th line faceoff specialist. He just sucked at everything else, and needless to say, he was let go of pretty quickly. Posters here want Loktionov to be a top 9 center. Some people here are penciling him in on the 1st line.

If he wants to be any of that consistently, he needs to either move to wing or win ~45% faceoffs minimum. Below 40 is just unacceptable, unless you are making up for it in other categories. Being a 30 point player who is below average defensively is not good enough to make up for it.

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