"Return of the Death Star" - 11.22.10 - Nashville at Columbus
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11-25-2010, 11:17 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Dickson, TN
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I've seen the wrong handed thing mentioned a couple of times. It's only wrong if your trying to setup one timers. There's a couple of formations they use, one with the d setup "wrong handed" they other with them setup for one timers. We saw both Wed night. The wrong handed setup is trying to use Weber as a decoy of sorts, trying to get a back door play setup. Also being in a conventional setup may help in getting some pucks on the net. Shooters (Weber and Franson) may feel more comfortable on that side. Franson seems to score more often from the right side, not setup for a one timer. Getting them setup for one timers that miss the net by a foot isn't all that beneficial.
Again, I'm not saying that everything that is happening is going to work, but at least we're seeing changes. That's all I'm trying to point out.
Quite true Jay (and you've likely seen me being a primary "mentioner"
I care less about the ability to fire one-timers (although they appear to be a more feasible option for the more accurate Franson than a scatter shot like Weber) and more about the players having to stop the puck and pull it across their body before they are able to either shoot or pass (with anything on it anyway).
Those microseconds are what's killing this team as the defense can easily get pressure to the points and either force turnovers or kill the play.
You would think that one could design a PP that can take advantage of backdoor plays while still maximizing the efficiency of a player's ability to accept a pass and take the next action.
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