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12-28-2011, 10:58 AM
Portage and Main
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Winnipeg MB
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Eakins also talked about changing guys on the fly, and using high energy guys. He will start with Ziggy and Hamilton to win face offs and when possession is won, he changes them up focusing pressure up ice rather than just concentrating on their own zone. Repeat that pressure up ice, something the Leafs do not do.
See... to me that sounds like exactly what the Leafs TRY to do, but against stronger opposition it doesn't work as effectively. Where the Marlies always seem to be a half-step ahead of the opposition, the Leafs are a half-step behind.
5-on-5 the Leafs are one of the better teams in the NHL. So personally I think the system is a good one, it's just not working as well on the PK.
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