Has #71 improved his faceoff skills?

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Has #71 improved his faceoff skills?

Postby nexguy66 on Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:10 am

He's been the leagues worst center in faceoffs every year so far... Has anyone heard if he's worked on this much?
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Re: Has #71 improved his faceoff skills?

Postby Nizzy on Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:13 am

Malkin doesn't try to win faceoffs, he just shoots pucks.
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Re: Has #71 improved his faceoff skills?

Postby Jesse on Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:18 am

I have no evidence that Malkin has worked on his faceoff capabilities, but during camp, I can distinctly remember him beating Crosby 3 or 4 times in a row in the offensive zone. He was 9-14 last night.
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Re: Has #71 improved his faceoff skills?

Postby Jesse on Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:19 am

Jesse wrote:I have no evidence that Malkin has worked on his faceoff capabilities, but during camp, I can distinctly remember him beating Crosby 3 or 4 times in a row in the offensive zone on day 2. He was 9-14 last night.
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Re: Has #71 improved his faceoff skills?

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:14 pm

Jesse wrote:
Jesse wrote:I have no evidence that Malkin has worked on his faceoff capabilities, but during camp, I can distinctly remember him beating Crosby 3 or 4 times in a row in the offensive zone on day 2. He was 9-14 last night.
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Re: Has #71 improved his faceoff skills?

Postby nexguy66 on Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:28 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
Jesse wrote:
Jesse wrote:I have no evidence that Malkin has worked on his faceoff capabilities, but during camp, I can distinctly remember him beating Crosby 3 or 4 times in a row in the offensive zone on day 2. He was 9-14 last night.
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Re: Has #71 improved his faceoff skills?

Postby Jesse on Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:31 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
Jesse wrote:
Jesse wrote:I have no evidence that Malkin has worked on his faceoff capabilities, but during camp, I can distinctly remember him beating Crosby 3 or 4 times in a row in the offensive zone on day 2. He was 9-14 last night.
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Re: Has #71 improved his faceoff skills?

Postby bhaw on Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:33 pm

Jesse's words are very powerful.
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Re: Has #71 improved his faceoff skills?

Postby usahockeyteam1980 on Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:45 pm

He worked on them a lot at training camp. I saw him working on them on both the first and second day. One of the coaches was really helping him with his form.
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Re: Has #71 improved his faceoff skills?

Postby wondermoose on Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:49 pm

Faceoffs are a progression thing. Very few can come into the league and succeed in the circle. Staal was a dominant faceoff man in juniors and he's just starting winning more the last couple months of last season. I doubt Malkin will be a great faceoff man, but he'll be quite as horrible in the future.
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Re: Has #71 improved his faceoff skills?

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:51 pm

"every year". You mean all of 2?

I love it though. It seems like this has been our team for a long time but its only been 2(ish) years.....and we have 5 or 6 years left :D :D :D
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