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12-28-2011, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by indigobuffalo View Post
I just want to add, someone else before me had discussed the notion that the PK system the Leafs employ needs perfect execution and we just don't have a talented enough team to do it.

The Marlies probably don't need a perfect execution to succeed with the system.
I like the way the Marlies do PK, but there is an argument that you can get away with that style against less gifted offensive players, you don't pay a price for aggression. That said, I don't like the fact we play a hard forechecking game, in your face, keep the other team off balance 5 on 5, then turn into this passive team when we're on the PK. Ideally, I want three guys in the neutral zone not giving up an inch or the red line, we just collapse and set up a box.

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