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10-11 Injury Status Thread (Hamhuis indefinite w/ concussion)
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10-17-2010, 02:43 AM
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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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