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10-17-2010, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
Possibly. He does control the D. But I'm thinking it has more to do with how much the low forward supports the puck on a break out. If the retrieving D has two options, his partner D and the low forward, then he can make a quick pass before getting hit. The pass would allow him time to adjust for the fore-check. He can make a quick turn to slip the hit.

It's just weird seeing the D getting hit so hard, so consistently. Other teams mitigate this better.
I kind of think there's something to this as well. Last game I found myself thinking "damn, our d are getting abused back there, someone is going to get hurt." Lo and behold Ballard got rocked. I'm not sure what it is exactly, as I haven't really noticed it before, but something to think about anyways....

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