Coach Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Stiff
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05-28-2011, 07:59 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
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If we dont see our offense showing signs of an organized coordinated attack, Bruce needs to go. God mode led wins is asking too much of his stars. All the ice time in the world can't make them god.
I want to see a man with a new plan. A coordinated attack based on players using each other as we enter. The only consistent plan I see in the offensive zone is based on the play of the worst offensive players on the team, the defensive dmen pinching. Otherwise, yep as Ero and others have said before, its pond hockey.
Agree completely. How did Boston score last night? Deft puck movement and support through the neutral zone, not dump and chase. That requires more attention to detail, team work and discipline.
The Caps never appeared to make any offensive adjustments after the system change. It was all about defending better and giving themselves the ability to stick around and find a way to score enough goals. With no real spearheads of the attack, they were bound to be overrun eventually. Sure, they missed the PMDs that weren't in the lineup that mgmt. loves to point out but that can be overstated quite a bit. It's not as though the forwards were distributing the puck well and were just hampered by having to play deeper to start the transition themselves. The playoffs also highlight that even your stay-at-home types have to be able to play the puck fairly effectively. There's nowhere to hide.
That the coaching staff took that route when they were struggling offensively could show that they just don't really know how to make those adjustments. If that's the case then they're not going to get it done.
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