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12-09-2009, 09:28 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St. Andrews
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I echo many of you that the biggest change I have noticed is puck pursuit of the D men, which I love.
Prevent defense doesn't work in the NFL and it doesn't work in the NHL either.
Our old style allowed for things for the other team to develop and now they don't as much. There will be some odd man rushes for sure, but there will also be times when pinching kept the puck in the other teams zone. I think Lavvys style won't fit OKT too well and that's part of why he hasn't played.
Well, prevent defense
in the NHL if you play it effectively as a team. There are various guises of it, but that's why the statistics fall so heavily in the favor of teams that get the first goal, lead after 2, etc.
Our problem was we generally sucked at playing more passive defense, which I think was more a byproduct of our struggles to get out of the defensive zone. However, all the variations of the 1-2-2 are essentially "prevent" defenses if you go passive on the forecheck, and they can be quite effective.
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