Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/24/13
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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