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02-04-2012, 01:51 AM
Ryan McDonut
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Originally Posted by DoTheBlue View Post
If they can't make passes standing still how do you expect them to make passes while moving. That is why they stand still. It doesn't get more KISS than that and yet they still have trouble.

Their passing and skating abilty is average at best, even with Richards. They are unable to move the puck around opponents or to a teammate in a timely manner. Since they can't move around anyone and they can't move the puck fast enough to each other, they can't open any lanes. Teams just pressure the puck carrier causing the turn over.

It's the same reason they can't execute on an oddman rush. It's a skill issue more than anything IMO.

I don't think Torts helps any when he putting Rupp or Prust or Boyle out on the PP. Let the more skilled players work through it. You not scoring anyway so what do you have to lose.
exactly. they don't know how to handle passes with urgency. they get the pass and let it hit their stick and they lose it. torts needs to pull a gordon bombay and have them pass eggs around.

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