#17 - 11/16/11 - Your New Jersey Devils @ Buffalo Sabres 7:30 PM ET
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11-16-2011, 09:57 AM
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I'd like it if a defenceman who will remain nameless would stop trying to do the centre's job in the defensive zone and just play positional hockey
I'd like to also ask that the center or strong side winger also do his job and stay below the blue line when the D are coming around the net to give him an outlet pass rather than trying to throw the puck through the forecheck creating turnover after turnover.
Way too many times the D was presented with no good pass options and they threw it off the boards, or try to go through someone only to have it stay in the zone. I think we're getting a little to anxious to exit the zone lately. Normally if the pass wasn't there they would curl back and go D to D waiting for the forwards to come back an reset. The Boston forecheck was preventing that, but there should still be a short pass to be had.
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