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If Sean Monahan wins a full-time job with the Calgary Flames his ability to win faceoffs will be a big reason for it.
You expect some growing pains with an 18-year-old centre but Monahan has made it clear through four pre-season outings — including Monday’s 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers at the Saddledome where he went 6-for-11 — that he can already hold his own in the circle at the big-league level.
“For a young guy he’s aa good as I’ve seen to tell you the truth” said Flames centre Matt Stajan.
“He’s really strong and hopefully he keeps getting better because that’s a key part to any centreman’s game and that’s something you can tell he takes a lot of pride in.
“Playing against him in the scrimmages he’s strong on that faceoff dot.
“And he’s smart.
“I think a lot of being a centreman and taking faceoffs is that everyone is coming in with a plan and he has a plan and he’s watching what other guys do.”
During an interview Monday morning with Sportsnet Fan
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