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10-15-2003, 02:55 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: LLoydminster, AB
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if the defense are not capable of moving the puck with quick, crisp passes then the forwards are unable to gain momentum into the offensive zone. a solid, puck moving defense breeds offence. The powerplay is very dependent on the ability of the defensemen to make good dumps and smart passes that allow the forwards to gain the zone. Furthermore, they are integral in facilitating control and momentum with the man advantage.
just because it's a low scoring game doesn't mean the defensemen played well. it means the entire team contributed to a solid 2-way game. if the forwards don't back-check it doesn't matter how good your defensemen are you are still going to get blown out.
Couldn't agree more LawnDemon. When players reach this level it's little things that really make the difference. A pass right on the tape, extra hussle on the backcheck by a forward. Little things.
Its almost like the forwards are the reason the team is good defensively and the D is the reason the team plays well offensively.
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