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03-24-2012, 10:01 PM
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Yeah... this is where I think you have no idea what you're talking about. The defenseman shouldn't be worried about the carrier taking a shot, at all, other than forcing him to do so. If he's between the goalie and the puck, he's out of position, so properly and completely executed, he should not be worrying about screening the goaltender.
Besides, I never said Tortorella is going to break down to the exact millisecond anything. What I'm saying is that Tortorella will look at the video with Erixon. Probably ask him what he could have done better to prevent the cross and then tell him to wait until the last reasonable moment to go down for the block. There wouldn't be any need to talk about microseconds.
And be proud. You two have successfully gotten me to give up on this issue (not give in, different thing). Maybe actually think about what I'm saying next time.
I am speaking about the shot from the puck carrier in reference to him possibly screening his own goalie. The point is the defensemen has so many variables he has to worry about. What if the puck carrier cuts into middle and takes the shot far side? Kessel had a few options in that scenario. Erixon is at such a disadvantage from the play, there is no point in even talking your perceived fault.
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