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01-28-2009, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by BrooklynRangersFan View Post
Will you score most of the time? No. But it's a question of establishing a dominating period and perhaps game, rather than being content with one goal and then being content to fend off the other team. I want the line that just scored and has confidence/momentum (if they're not exhaused) or the first line (if they are) out there to keep up the pressure and establish the proverbial "tilted ice surface" that the other team can't recover from until the end of the period/game.

Betts/Sjostrom/Orr, DOESN'T wear the other team down. Most of the time the other team brings it into our zone and the fourth line scrambles to keep them to the outside - and if they do get it into the offensive zone, their lack of meaningful skill means that the other team only has to play basic, positionally sound defense and then they'll eventually get the puck back. Either way, for all intents and purposes putting them out there gives the other team a chance to catch their breath and bring the ice back to level grade.


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