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08-09-2011, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by RandyHolt View Post
I want to beat goalies using great passing much more often. It starts with Nick. Is he an elite passer or not? .
are you seriously asking if backstrom is an elite playmaker or not? i hope not. if you are considering that he is not, it calls into question the rest of your hockey knowledge.

so far as beating goaltending with passing, the current trend in defense league wide is to pack your forwards down as low as they can go to out man the forwards and to clog up the middle of the ice to take away any cross ice passing.

they force the pass back to the defense or behind the net. the priority of most nhl teams is to take away first and foremost the exact thing you say you want to see more of.

the offensive trend to beat that defense is scoring from the defense.

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