: News Article:
Faceoffs remain a weak link
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10-12-2013, 07:29 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Libertyville, IL
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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."
FO % will come with time, regardless, the Hawks are playing good hockey...
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