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02-09-2012, 12:54 AM
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faceoffs, faceoffs, faceoffs

How many times have we lost a face-off this season that has ended up in the back of our net? I think maybe 3 or 4 times. Even on the powerplay, 90% of the time we lose the draw and we have to start behind our own net. Ugh!

Frustrating.

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Yupp. Sucks, time for Conny to slap on the skates and start teaching some faceoffs..

Edit: youd think Sutter would know a thing or two about faceoffs, iirc he has decent stats at them as a player


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Our biggest problem this season. I'm surprised we haven't addressed this because it's not like we need a whole new roster to slightly improve our percentage; we just need to start practicing them.

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To be fair to our center men a lot of the losses are winger losses, as in the centers tie up but our wringers are slower than the other teams wingers to get the puck if we are going to work on anything it should be this.

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I've been saying since the off-season, we need a FO specialist.

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I've been saying since the off-season, we need a FO specialist.
But there's four lines. Like Gleninator says, it's the battle for the puck after the draw that's costing us too. We need to spend time during every practice, using 2 whole lines, practicing the draw and how to fight for possession.

Meanwhile, Conroy should be getting on the ice and working with our centremen helping them win it cleanly. Conroy should be doing some R&D on the subject, looking for the most creative ways to win the draw, utilizing scouting around all leagues. He should be looking at the most effective techniques based on quantitative results, and the exercises required to be faster and stronger on the draw based on information from professionals.

Lot's can be done about this.

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I've been saying since the off-season, we need a FO specialist.
A lot of people want to go after a big name centre like Carter. The BJs centre I think we can afford (asset wise) is Antoine Vermette. He is one of the few players in the league to have taken over 700 draws and be close to 60%. Since he plays both ends of the ice, is fast, and is talented enough to be put on the PP, he could be our "go to" face-off man. Moreover, he is a "pass-first" guy, which I think would complement Calgary's shooters (Iggy, Cammalleri, Stempniak, Glen-x, Jokinen, Moss etc.).

The only problem is that his production is not nearly as consistent as his face off numbers. Do we need a guy making 3.75 for another 3 years? I say if Stajan goes the other way and we don't have to give up a draft pick or a key player or prospect, it would be worth taking the chance.

Just my two cents.

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A lot of people want to go after a big name centre like Carter. The BJs centre I think we can afford (asset wise) is Antoine Vermette. He is one of the few players in the league to have taken over 700 draws and be close to 60%. Since he plays both ends of the ice, is fast, and is talented enough to be put on the PP, he could be our "go to" face-off man. Moreover, he is a "pass-first" guy, which I think would complement Calgary's shooters (Iggy, Cammalleri, Stempniak, Glen-x, Jokinen, Moss etc.).

The only problem is that his production is not nearly as consistent as his face off numbers. Do we need a guy making 3.75 for another 3 years? I say if Stajan goes the other way and we don't have to give up a draft pick or a key player or prospect, it would be worth taking the chance.

Just my two cents.
I think I would do that trade, Stajan for Vermette, not sure if CBJ would.

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