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11-04-2005, 05:25 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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I'm still not seeing us carry out. We seem perfectly happy to defend. We finally wrestle the puck away from the opposing offense...and chip it out to center, where the two defenders backing up the neutral zone simply send it back in, everyone tags up and we start again. I can't believe we're getting as many shots as we are, because it certainly doesnt' seem like it. Puck possession is horrific, right now...we simply don't have it. We have the speed to bust three forwards into the offensive zone and set something up...one guy going to the net and whomever passing or taking the shot, but it's not happening. We're getting into the zone...dumping it in...and losing it.
This scenario repeated so many times Wed night I as ready to puke. It takes us so freaking long to wrestle the puck out of our zone that our forwards are gassed and all they can do is skate it up and dump for a line change.
I think the new icing rule is hurting us more than people realize......we are getting beat up in our zone so bad and in years past we would take the icing...and invariably lose the insuing faceoff.....but at least we got a fresh set of legs. This year we get gassed, can't clear the puck and take the penalty.
I gotta think Weber gets called up in the near future.....or a trade...I just don't see us easily getting out of this getting manhandled cycle that we are in without making a move of some kind.....
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