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    ...and him speaking japanese on the bench

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCCP View Post
    ...and him speaking Japanese on the bench
    Oh, I thought he was ordering take out for in between periods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoMinutesForNothing View Post
    Locker room is falling apart. Looks more and more like they alienated it when they threw locker room favorite Tony DeAngelo on the garbage heap. There's no more heart, no more fight in them.

    At least before when somebody was bad Tony was there to mock them for it.
    OK, now this is funny. LOL!

    DeAngelo: can't win with him (cause he gives up a goal 75% of the time he's on the ice), can't win without him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpshooter View Post
    I believe so, yes. That's an interesting theory. From what I've heard, that's usually what happens.
    Until the womans biological clock ticks. Then she's the woman you dated in the beginning again lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keirik View Post
    Until the womans biological clock ticks. Then she's the woman you dated in the beginning again lol
    Gotta pop out them kids!

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    As far as Strome playing good last night. He was the leader in +/- with a -3 and went 2-10 on faceoffs for a whopping 17%. Playing 2 good shifts does not make for the playing well moniker. When Howden is your best center of the night, you will most likely lose that game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBrowningPI View Post
    As far as Strome playing good last night. He was the leader in +/- with a -3 and went 2-10 on faceoffs for a whopping 17%. Playing 2 good shifts does not make for the playing well moniker. When Howden is your best center of the night, you will most likely lose that game.
    That's what happens when you judge the game by the box score.

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    If he could only win a draw, I really think he's a great 3C. There's lots to like with Strome. He's a hockey player, we don't have enough of those.

    I was embarrassed for him last night, watching a child take his draws. Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    If he could only win a draw, I really think he's a great 3C. There's lots to like with Strome. He's a hockey player, we don't have enough of those.

    I was embarrassed for him last night, watching a child take his draws. Ouch.
    Yea, it's real bad when you have to throw Rooney out in the last few minutes of games. Brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Yea, it's real bad when you have to throw Rooney out in the last few minutes of games. Brutal.
    Lafreniere, Kreider, Rooney and Howden were taking the draws in crunch time. I don't know if people understand how big of a deal this is. Lafreniere losing the draw led directly to the Devils 3rd goal. It's a joke these NHL centerman can't win a faceoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    Lafreniere, Kreider, Rooney and Howden were taking the draws in crunch time. I don't know if people understand how big of a deal this is. Lafreniere losing the draw led directly to the Devils 3rd goal. It's a joke these NHL centerman can't win a faceoff.
    NHL centers who can't really win a respectable number of faceoffs shouldn't be centers. If we keep him, Strome should be moved out to the wing, and we can figure something else out at the center position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    NHL centers who can't really win a respectable number of faceoffs shouldn't be centers. If we keep him, Strome should be moved out to the wing, and we can figure something else out at the center position.
    If you take this approach to Strome, you'd probably have to consider doing it with Zib too. They are not that drastically different in FO%

    Zibanejad:

    Career FO% - 49.5

    This Season FO% - 44.4

    Strome:

    Career FO% - 45.7

    This Season FO% - 41.94

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Falco View Post
    If you take this approach to Strome, you'd probably have to consider doing it with Zib too. They are not that drastically different in FO%

    Zibanejad:

    Career FO% - 49.5

    This Season FO% - 44.4

    Strome:

    Career FO% - 45.7

    This Season FO% - 41.94
    Or the coach could have them practice more, have the wingers jump in quicker and help, etc.

    Faceoffs aren't always all on the C. It's a team philosophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Falco View Post
    If you take this approach to Strome, you'd probably have to consider doing it with Zib too. They are not that drastically different in FO%

    Zibanejad:

    Career FO% - 49.5

    This Season FO% - 44.4

    Strome:

    Career FO% - 45.7

    This Season FO% - 41.94
    A 4% swing is larger than you think. Crosby's career FO% is 52.7. That's 3.2% more than Zibanejad and he's very good at faceoffs. Zibanejad has always hovered near average. You also need to account for the much larger sample size, and the fact centers who are playing on a #1 line are taking on better centers in the dots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Or the coach could have them practice more, have the wingers jump in quicker and help, etc.

    Faceoffs aren't always all on the C. It's a team philosophy.
    Agree. Was just making a point against his "switch to wing" suggestion.

    Even if they were to entertain that, the Rangers would be stuck trying to find a 1C/2C which is a huge undertaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Falco View Post
    Agree. Was just making a point against his "switch to wing" suggestion.

    Even if they were to entertain that, the Rangers would be stuck trying to find a 1C/2C which is a huge undertaking.
    Agreed, and it's an undertaking they need to start working on. Strome isn't the solution at center if you want the team to turn into a Cup contender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    Agreed, and it's an undertaking they need to start working on. Strome isn't the solution at center if you want the team to turn into a Cup contender.
    Agreed and I don't think the Rangers think so either. I'm okay with him at 3C but he may price himself out for that role. It would also mean Chytil moves to wing.

    Either way, finding a second line center should be a priority.

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    Figuring something else out is much easier said than done though right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Falco View Post
    Agreed and I don't think the Rangers think so either. I'm okay with him at 3C but he may price himself out for that role. It would also mean Chytil moves to wing.

    Either way, finding a second line center should be a priority.
    Yes, Chytil is terrible in the dot. I think he'll develop into a top 6 talent, but I agree with previous sentiment from others on the board that he's probably better suited to be a wing. Maybe he naturally takes Buchnevich's spot, and Buchnevich is part of a deal for a center.

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