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11-09-2008, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Melrose_Jr. View Post
Bod, I was thinking more in terms of the opponents who are telegraphing this block from 4, 5 strides away, yet the Ranger player doesn't adjust. I wouldn't think it would take "elite" skill for the Ranger player to pause, then deke or pass, at least ocassionally.

Is it a case of an opponent simply pressuring the Ranger player, at which point they panic and get rid of the puck any way they can? It almost seems like that's whats happening.

I do think you're onto something with you assessment of the lanes being shut though. Too much of this offense is attempted from outside. Is it that the Rangers don't know how to get attempts from closer in, or the strategy doesn't call for them to do so?
Well they definitely don't cut to the net off the wing. They all seem to be waiting for someone else to get there most nights. You can see Dubi at least trying, and Zherdev. Watching Naslund always take that little drift into the cushy safe periphery is frustrating. Theres no Glen Anderson on this team

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