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11-10-2011, 12:18 PM
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I found the trap / response to be embarrassing on both sides of the ice. Like drownedsailors said, this isn't a new concept, so you adjust to beat it. It didn't help that the Flyers are generally not good passers, beyond Giroux/Jagr (and Giroux was not stellar last night!). I know this is a blanket statement, but they genuinely look weak in short tape-to-tape passes, which is the first strength to breaking a trap. Add to that their poor faceoff showings even when they were winning faceoffs last night, they frequently gave the puck right up to the Lightning and the team looked incapable of mounting sustained pressure and puck possession ... well, beyond doing lazy circles in their own zone, that is.

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