PRE-SEASON--Toronto Maple Leafs @ Detroit Red Wings -- 7:30pm EST, Oct. 3/08
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10-03-2008, 08:21 PM
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Agreed Antropovsky. Frogren was going to throw him over Toskala, but the Wings players was on his way down and they fell together.
After this period you really notice the system the Wings use. Everyone is in the lanes with active sticks. This is where we need to be. Obviously we don't have the Wings talent, but we should be able to get aggressive and into much better positions than we've seen on the ice.
Sad part is were playing right into their hands. The Red Wings are good at keeping shots from bad angles, and from the perimeter. With our size, and cycling ability, we should be crashing the crease alot more. We haven't learned from the goals that we have scored... Hagman's goals have been from going to the net, Mitchells assists are a result of passing from behind the net to the front of the net. Grabovski's goals have been from going to the net etc. That final shift by Antro/Poni/Blake they did a great job of controlling the play behind the net, but noone went to the front. Blake eventually got control, and after all the work behind the net, he skated it up to the half boards. Ponikarovsky needs to fight for position in front, Antropov needs to fight for position in front...etc. What did Antro/Poni learn from Sundin? He was the king of fighting for the puck behind the net and then powering to the front.
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