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02-07-2011, 05:12 PM
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Blane Youngblood
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Originally Posted by LostMyGlasses View Post
I think Torres' defensive woes are overstated. He's strong along the boards and in front of the net. He's pretty good on a break out. His physicality has been good and at least I've thought his hits were well timed.
This is the first example I could think of (it's from Friday's game, 2nd Hawks goal at 2:50...if you can find a shorter clip, more power to you). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9_tlzEJM-I

Hansen and Malholtra both miss the puck and are caught deep. Torres skates accross the rink to throw a hit and the Canucks end up with a 3 on 2 against...Hansen skates hard to get back into the play but the reality is, the Hawks ran it like a 3 on 2 and scored.

I realize one example isn't everything and that more people then Torres made mistakes on the play, I just thought it was a reasonable example of what I am talking about about not thinking before going for a big hit.

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