Thread: Speculation: Rebuilding our defense...
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02-28-2012, 01:47 AM
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Wild33
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Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo View Post
That's not the defense's fault.

We simply don't have any forwards that want to shoot. Seto is streaky and Heatley isn't what he was. Koivu sucks at offense. Bouchard and Lats are done. Then who?

That's the biggest problem.
How can these guys play offense when the puck is in their own zone for 30 of the 45 seconds of their shift? Hockey 101 here. The team struggles offensively as it spends a lot of zone time in the D-Zone with no one to be able to get the puck moving north and create flow and chances. When they finally do its late in a shift and can't sustain long enough pressure. Earlier in the year when they were moving the puck north you saw the Wild have lots of zone time in the offensive zone and create chances off the rush and continued pressure through cycling early in shifts and made the other team play in their own zone.

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