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09-24-2008, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Rags225 View Post
Detroit's defense puts alot more pressure on other teams than we do. They forecheck tighter, and really create turnovers. We sit back I think more, and just try to block shooting lanes in our own zone, especially last year. We really don't take many risks defensively. I think if we did we would create more opportunities. Detroit takes alot more risks for the big hit, or to pick off a pass and go the other way. Granted haven't seen enough of what we have been doing yet this year to make that assessment yet.
but the reason they can play that way, taking so many chances is because of their skating ability....they have the ability to cancel out their mistakes with their speed and skill.....not many teams could get away with that and i know last years rangers wouldnt have

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