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ECQF: Rangers (1) vs Senators (8)
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04-08-2012, 10:37 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Selkirk, NY
Originally Posted by
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The Rangers seldom "trap" in the sense that we sit back and wait for mistakes.
The Rangers this season are built on a very aggressive forecheck, and that is the exact opposite of what true "trap" teams do. The notion that the Rangers are a "trap" team is silly. If playing good defense once you're in your own zone means that you're trapping, then practically every Stanley Cup winner in recent memory is guilty of playing a "trap" system.
We don't have an aggressive forecheck when we're up by 2, we definitely have a tendency to clog the neutral zone. Hell, we even sometimes trap when we're down big. I was at the game on Saturday and by the time it was 3-0, the Rangers were undeniably trapping.
Not that it's a bad thing. We don't do it every game, Torts is fairly selective with it.
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