They did this last game Vs Virginia they had Rice and Murphy at attack on the face offs. I couldn't really understand the reason for it? The wings will get the ball by the time it gets to the attack. Well at least the other teams wings not ours unfortunately. LOLNot sure how many teams employ a long stick at faceoff anymore. Seems like good fogos have figured out ways to beat that strategy over the years.
One thing they do do is put a shortstick d middie on attack. They did it last year as well (I only noticed because Carter Rice scored a goal and I was very confused). I guess they do this in case the ball ends up in the offensive side of the and they have a guy who can win the ball back. Not sure how effective of a strategy it is. If they do win a faceoff it feels like it then takes that much longer to run guys on and off.
Very curious as to why they haven’t tried using two poles on the wings, but I imagine it’s due to Petro’s conservativeness.