Thread: Speculation: Rebuilding our defense...
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02-28-2012, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by llamapalooza View Post
Forwards playing responsible defense is part of Yeo's system, not the fault of the defensemen. The thing hampering our production is our inability to gain puck possession in the offensive zone. It's not our play in the defensive zone; it's our transition game.
Our lack of offense stems from a weak blue line there (both in the lack of solid shooting, as well as weak puck movement, and a tendency to bobble the puck out of the zone) and the sheer amount of time we spend in the defensive zone. Why do we get stuck in our own end? Because when we finally get control of the puck, we chip it out, move it to the line and dump, or turn it over. You can have the best defensive play in the league from your defensemen, but if they spend 75% of the game in their own end, the other team will score. It doesn't matter how well they play, if they can't get the puck out of their own zone, they will lose.



/no matter how I try to phrase this, it sounds like I'm rebutting you rather than agreeing...strange

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