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04-26-2010, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
Or that they turn the puck over, are not good along the boards, and have a tendency to do blow assignments in the crease/slot, particularly against a cycle team that moves the puck quickly...

Washington's offense is mostly a possession game or their elite forwards skating up-ice on the rush.
Find me a defense that doesn't tend to turn the puck over, has weak links along the boards, and blows assignments in the crease/slot against teams that effectively cycle (note: that's why you cycle the get someone loose with a chance on net).

We have Matt Carle, Braydon Coburn, Krajicek, Bartulis and Parent...all of whom have been exposed in some or all of those areas with regularity this year.

They, however, exist on a team that covers their ass a lot more effectively than the Caps system does (left-wing lock) and doesn't put them in as many vulnerable positions. They also get to be paired with two studs.

However, as we saw in the Devs series...our third pairing is extremely, extremely vulnerable.

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