Flames fans' current obsession with FOs is ridiculous, but I guess that's what happens when you finish last.
Then what is the point of the thread?
That's a silly statement...
WHo cares what Tanguay's FO percentage is, if Iginla and Cammalleri can take the majority of them. Far more important is how he can play defensively, and he's getting better each game.
THere are lots of examples of players who play positionally at C but don't take a lot of draws (and both Hudler and Cervenka have been in that position before)
The Flames have been running at 50% so far this year. That is all that matters, making FOs a complete non-issue
It isn't silly, although I can't change your mind for you. Faceoffs make or break games, whether you are last or not.
Like you said, if you have players to pick up the slack, great, but you generally go with your best guy on the dot. If tangs can't bring up his percentages, he's not performing that aspect of his job.
All that matters is the overall faceoff percentage? I am under the impression individuals are what make that overall percentage. Ignoring an an area that needs work with one player only brings that percentage down. The same can be said for blocked shots, turnovers, etc.
With that thought process personal stats mean nothing. That is silly.