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11-09-2011, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by HSHS View Post
Why they had the Dman along the boards I'll never know. Without knowing their responsibilities its hard to direct fault.

-Hammer line up on wrong side?
-JC didn't know his responsibility is still middle of ice?
-Play is drawn up so middle of ice is the C responsibility and has no D coverage?

Any way it was a lot of stupid in a close game.
I'll have to do some more homework on it. But I think I can say with confidence that on the penalty kill Montreal lines up to clog the middle more. Although this was an even strength goal there were only seconds left on a PK I believe. Carlson lined up below the faceoff circle which left Backstrom as the lone defender.

And Hamrlik from his days in Montreal I believe always lined up to the left of the faceoff. Washington seems to do the opposite from what I can see.

Having said that hopefully Hamrlik's headaches can be ironed out but multiple D partners and a different system don't seem to be helping him much. He looked like he was getting pretty comfy with Green. Too bad he got injured but maybe for the best to experience mixed up situations now. LOL If that makes any sense.

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