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02-13-2012, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by txpd View Post
man to man defense is not widely used because it routinely pulls your defensemen extended distances from the front of your own net. it also means that you dont pressure the puck very hard as long the puck stays to the outside. this is a reason why the caps give up so much d zone possession time.
A question: They also gave up a ton of D zone time when they were still playing zone. So what was the cause then? If it's personnel, then why is that not the reason now. If this were a new problem, it would make more sense to blame man to man, but as it is a chronic long-term problem, I'm not sure that's the whole story.

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