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11-01-2011, 11:23 AM
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Mike Ribeiro & Face-offs

Is there some reason why he is so awful at face-offs and seemingly getting worse? This is one area where a player should be able to improve if he makes an effort. Has there been any thought to move him to the wing, or at least have someone else take the draws?

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Small sample, basically irrelevant. It'll normalize.

Getting worse? His percentage last year was his best in the past 4 years.

It's not a strength, but it's not something you do something stupid and drastic over, especially when the rest of the team is quite good at it.

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Small sample, basically irrelevant. It'll normalize.

Getting worse? His percentage last year was his best in the past 4 years.

It's not a strength, but it's not something you do something stupid and drastic over, especially when the rest of the team is quite good at it.
He is dead last in the NHL among those with enough faceoffs to qualify. Last year may have been his best year, but it was still under .470 and his three year average is .457. For a guy who takes so many faceoffs, that's atrocious.

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I want to say it's just an overall effort level problem.

He might throw his body around but it's a compete issue, to be honest.

Oh and before I get lambasted for calling Ribs "lazy"

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Because he's not good at them?

Thanks for taking interest in our team only after Puck Daddy posts something negative though.
It's also a bit of a technical thing which he just doesn't have down very well... but that can be learned.


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Because he's not good at them?

Thanks for taking interest in our team only after Puck Daddy posts something negative though.

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well puck prospectus did some research on previous years for faceoff percentage of qualifying players, and one of the things that was pointed out was that in the past Mike Ribeiro took a disproportionately high amount of his total faceoffs against some really good faceoff men on the other teams - which makes sense because under Marc Crawford his line was usually matched up against the top lines on the other teams. This year it's somewhat confusing though because they've been getting the easier matchups and his faceoff percentage has plummeted. We'll have to wait and see if it corrects itself - despite the overall poor performance he has had some good nights at the circle if I recall correctly so it's not like he gets dominated every night.

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It's not a big issue in my mind. Like piqued said, it should return to near his career average when all is said and done. I think part of the problem is that Ribs and Morrow are breaking in a new winger on their line which may partially explain his poor start in the circle. Faceoffs are sometimes as much about wingers beating their man to the puck as they are about the center winning them clean.

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This year it's somewhat confusing though because they've been getting the easier matchups and his faceoff percentage has plummeted.
You mean easier faceoff matchups? Because Ribeiro has the highest Qualcomp on the team amongst forwards so far... again.

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