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10-12-2013, 08:00 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
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Just to remind everyone..our main problem in faceoffs is the dot to our goalie's right in the d-zone where Left shooting guys are at a disadvantage to right shooting faceoff guys...so neither Danault or K. Hayes are future solutions to that problem...McNeill,Hartman and furthest away John Hayden are RS guys so maybe they will beable to solve the problem...interesting that If Stan had signed Ludvig Rensfeldt and developed him a yr in Rockford last season. .he might have been the best solution. ..also to the 2C solution..he currently is 54.74% in the dot after 7GP and has 1g and 4 a for his team---Malmo im the Allsvenskan..I still think Stan gave up is 4 on him too quickly...he is of course a RS...so I guess a solve for this yr comes down to only McNeill but Q will not carry him just for a fee monites in right dzone dot faceoffs...Rockford fpllowers.ell us how he is faring on faceoffs and wheyher Dent even uses him on the PK and right dzone dot draws...if they do not,somethong is wrong either in McNeill's ability or in our development thonking..of je camnot hrlp then we.need to male a Trade. ..move Leddy because if he were that "special" a differemce -maker...then we should be getting big multi-point nights from him..since we are not..he ain't that special..and so we have replacements for a #5 or #6 D.. BUT WE LACK a good RS C who can win draws in the right situations amd do other things like PKs.or add difference making creative offense.
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So let's set up to "win" a draw on the forehand? It's not that tough to "win" it to the wall as long everyone knows the game plan.
Better to have a 50/50 battle on the wall than lose draws out to the point cleanly.
Those adjustments alone would give us a chance to win a battle and clear the puck.
Problem is Olive Oyl is too weak to tie up his guy and kick the puck etc.
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