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#41 ATLL765


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:21 AM

Again, I am not necessarily attributing his coaching to the improvement. However, in 2010-11 Zajac was one of the best in the league, especially in the first 55-60% of the season. He did fall off a bit after that though. Additionally, the 52% to 57% is a really solid jump, especially for a player who takes 1000+ faceoffs a year.

I think I recall Zajac saying something about how Oates suggested that he change the blade on his stick be made wider/taller and Zajac attributing his added success at faceoffs to that.

Edit: http://devils.nhl.co...s.htm?id=546349

Edited by ATLL765, 04 May 2014 - 06:24 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:43 AM

So he must've changed it back afterwards then, to explain his drop? :P

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:10 AM

Speaking of former Devils players/coaches being fired: Carolina Hurricanes ‏@NHLCanes:
ALERT: #Canes relieve Muller, Lewis and MacLean of coaching duties.
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