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PRESEASON #9 | RED WINGS vs. LEAFS | Leafs 4 - Wings 2
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10-03-2010, 02:54 PM
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To have a good transiton game, you need defence who are actually able to make the pass up to the forwards without turning it over. The only 3 players we have on the blueline that excel in that area are Kaberle, Gunnarsson and maybe Schenn. Komiserak is a nightmare waiting to happen when he handles the puck, Beauchimen lacks the stickhandling and common sense to make a good pass out of the zone. Phaneuf is average in this area.
Can't put it all on the D buds.
Forwards have to put themselves in a position to receive the puck also and make sure there is a direct line to their stick for a defenceman to pass it to.
The forwards can't just skate straight up ice and hope the defenceman gets it to one of them.
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