Thread: Larry Brooks: Gut check for Torts
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11-30-2009, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Riche16 View Post
A good ammount of the goals this team gives up on a night to night basis are blown coverage goals... this tells me that the "System" they're playing hasn't sunk in yet OR they just suck at it.

Time will tell but while that time flys by... they drop like stones in the standings... and all Gilroy/Sangs/MDZ/Anisimov are learning is how to lose in the NHL.
The defensive zone coverage is appauling. Every unit is just running around out there.

Equally disturbing is the coverage in the nuetral/defensive zone when the opposition is coming down on the rush.

Tortorella's system is designed to limit chances against by employing a hard-forechecking/puck possession team. I think, as you pointed out, this team just sucks at it. Its really not rocket science.

Whats most concerning is Tortorella's lack of interest on the defensive side of the puck. Safe is Death doesnt work when the other team constantly has the puck.

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