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12-19-2011, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Ash35 View Post
We all know teams and especially the Leafs have the most difficulty on the PP when they are facing aggressive penalty killers. It definitely is applicable in the NHL.
Originally Posted by TrueBlue86 View Post
there are aggressive kills in the nhl too

eakins even hinted he'd take his chances with his system in the nhl

there's also a whole mentality that accompanies a system like that since day 1 in training camp. i can only imagine how much he preaches good conditioning and hustle, like he talked about with kadri

we have the personnel to be successful

we have guys who have been considered good PKers in the past. this team has the horses to be top 10 in the pk EASY
While I agree an aggressive PK is good, I disagree with the assumption that Eakins' style of aggressive PK will magically heal the Leafs PK. Any Tom, Dick or Joe can tell their PKers to go and be aggressive. It's quite another to do it tactically with NHLers. There isn't a PK in the AHL that can handle Nazem Kadri right now, most PPs in the NHL have at least one player at Kadri's skill level.

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