Thread: Speculation: Power Play QB
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02-08-2011, 01:54 PM
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Swagelin
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Playing the point isn't as easy as it seems. You don't just stand there slapping pucks at the net. Your main goal playing defense when the puck is in the offensive zone is to keep the puck in there. You have to track the puck, know its bounces, and know when or when not to pinch. You can't take any player and tell him to play there.

You can't just be ripping them at the net blindly as hard as you can. If it gets blocked or even tipped it could lead to and oddman rush or breakaway. This reminds me of the 15,000 fans at the garden who yell "SHOOOT" anytime a pointman has the puck on the powerplay when he clearly doesn't have the clear shot.

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