How do we fix the team defense?
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11-08-2008, 11:28 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
It seems to me that players aren't confident with either of the goaltenders in net. They remind me of the same situation that the Star are in, where the players feel that they need to compensate for the goaltender by collapsing to the slot. What I feel they need to do is to cover their defensive assignments, and allow the goaltender to see shots (and not deflect them). While the goaltending hasn't been bad, the goaltending hasn't been great either.
While the Preds aren't a team with a plethora of talent, any team can have success if the effort is there. Trotz is a terrific coach that will make the necessary adjustments to the club to make this a viable team to play against. One oddity is how he treats players in his doghouse though.
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