Caps @ Wings Mar 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM ET
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03-20-2012, 12:29 PM
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Actually, we don't trap exclusively. Ramping up the aggressiveness makes them far less likely to do it. What do you call it Tex when we aggressively forecheck, trapping?
And there are varying degrees of it when they do it. Like on the PP late yesterday.
No matter how you try to spin it, teams don't know what we are going to do, at least not to the extent they did in previous regimes. How do we quantify or name the varying aggressiveness we see. I havent seen it changed mid period but definitely between periods.
Players and thus teams do play different at home vs on the road. Coaches are forced to coach differently as well. The road game is often simplified. You withstand that early attack and try and take the fans out of it.
it totally depends on what your definition is of aggressive forecheck.
ive seen little if any example of this team taking changes to forecheck. aggressive means the priority is the forecheck and not avoiding being outnumbered.
they forecheck hard, sure, hard when they have numbers. they dont aggressively forecheck and take the risk of getting beat.
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