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39 minutes ago, Son of a Wing said:

Has he though? I know it's cool to hate on Crosby here but his career average is 51.4% and he's even had 3 seasons better than this season. Not to mention his playoff numbers are even higher. 

First time in 5 years he's been as high as this. He had 2 or 3 seasons where he did really well (which probably pulls his over numbers up), otherwise around 48-51 %. Point is the slashing rule has favored a lot of centers. I think Larkin is benefiting from it too. 

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7 minutes ago, kickazz said:

First time in 5 years he's been as high as this. He had 2 or 3 seasons where he did really well (which probably pulls his over numbers up), otherwise around 48-51 %. Point is the slashing rule has favored a lot of centers. I think Larkin is benefiting from it too. 

You could spin that anyway you want. You could also say he only had a few poorer years under 50% that pull his numbers down. Otherwise really he's 50-53%. The point is the numbers are the numbers and he's better than most and "hasn't always sucked at them".

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1 hour ago, Son of a Wing said:

You could spin that anyway you want. You could also say he only had a few poorer years under 50% that pull his numbers down. Otherwise really he's 50-53%. The point is the numbers are the numbers and he's better than most and "hasn't always sucked at them".

Hmmm. I guess my perception is that it sucks for a superstar center. I mean, has been the best player in the league but his face off % don't live up to it like Fedorov, Yzerman's did (who were arguably best in their position or at least top 3 in Yzerman's case). 

I've never expect a high faceoff% for guys who were natural Wingers that converted into centers like Z but for natural centers, especially the best player, I would expect better from him. 

Either way, since the faceoff rule has been implemented, his numbers went up. Which is my point anyways. 

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BTW it seems like Sheahan is benefiting from this new rule too. Averaged around 48% in his career, this year he's at 56.5%. 

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Guys and gals, let's please keep this as mature discussion and debate and refrain from insults and name calling, as mild as it may be. Keep it on topic and don't bash on each other for having a difference of opinion. Thanks. 

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