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Faceoffs remain a weak link
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10-05-2013, 09:56 PM
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Try to shelve the sarcasm but faceoffs remain an issue, and a big one ... and Q is well aware as is the team:
From Bleacher report:
" On Thursday, Quenneville turned to one of the NHLís greatest faceoff players, Yanic Perreault, to instruct the Blackhawks. Perreault, who is a Blackhawks development coach, spent about 20 minutes working with the teamís forwards on faceoffs.
The Blackhawks ranked 11th in the league last regular season with a 50.8 percent faceoff winning percentage, but that was largely due to Jonathan Toews. He won 267 faceoffs and lost 187 for a 58.8 percentage.
Among the other Blackhawks who took at least 100 faceoffs, no one had higher than a 42.5 winning percentage. Andrew Shaw, who was primarily the third-line center, was 99-134 for a 42.5 percentage; Marcus Kruger, the fourth-line center, was 96-142 for a 40.3 percentage; and Dave Bolland, the second-line center, was 95-143 for a 39.9 percentage."
Does this mean there's hope the dumbass will recognize Keith shouldn't be on the PP and we'll finally get our pointmen off their shot sides?
FOs are an issue (Kruger was awful in DZ faceoffs tonight) but I think we piss away far more goals with our horrible PP set up. Q has no justification for doing the things that he does with that unit (or letting his asst. coaches do it).
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