north-south hockey and a balanced attack
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05-23-2008, 11:29 AM
Join Date: Apr 2004
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we have to go that way b/c of the type of players we have.
We are nowhere near good enough at stickhandling and passing to use an East-West possession game.
It sucks, and I wish we played East-West but it is what it is.
I don't think we are far off, like if you turn around that argument -- how many new North-South players do we need to compete with Anaheim or Philly as a N-S team? In terms of N-S players Philly is miles ahead of us. Not to mention a team like Anaheim.
In the end, our system is a E-W system, thats not even up for debate really. We play a controlled transition game, we want to open up ice in the neutral zone by having a fast LW that skips the zone early, while having centers who can transport the puck.
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