Found November 25, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Whenever Boyd Gordon sets up for a faceoff — he has already taken 493 draws for the Edmonton Oilers — Will Acton plays the keen observer. He watches the veteran centre drop low to the ice, his legs splayed far apart, the execution as consistent as can be. Gordon is not only the Oilers’ best faceoff man, he is fourth in the NHL with a win percentage of 58.6. Of the 289 draws he’s won, a league-high 52 have been while killing penalties. “I watch him every game,” said Acton, the Oilers’ rookie fourth-line centre who has won 50.8 per cent of his draws. “I watch how he approaches the situation and the way he tries to execute. What I envy most about him is just how strong he is in there. “He comes down, covers the good ice, and it’s as if no one can move his blade. He just pulls it back a foot or two and that’s all he needs. And he’s going in there without a visor on, yet his face is about a foot from the ice. “He’s willing to pay the price to get it done.” Gordon is indeed wear
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