Thread: Post-Game Talk: #75 Rangers @ Leafs
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03-24-2012, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Blueshirt Believer View Post
Its not a mistake. He made the right play. The mistake would have been getting too aggressive to the puck carrier and trying to stand him up. He tried to take away the middle, it didn't work.
So there's only one mistake that can be made on that play? Please. He made the right play at the wrong time. The defenseman's job is to take away the pass. He failed (aka, "it didn't work") because he mistimed his commitment. That's called a mistake. Luckily, Tortorella will sit down with him and they'll watch the video and Tortorella will tell him "wait to commit just a half a second more and they have no chance to make the play" and, because Erixon is coachable, he will get it.

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