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ECSF #3|May 3, 2012|Flyers at Devils| part 2
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05-04-2012, 01:07 PM
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My impression from this series:
Devils outplay Flyers in fundamentals, providing literal proof to the statement "Devil is in the details".
They demonstrate great work ethics on the ice- rarely did we see blown assignments or boneheaded pllays (including line changes). They execute the plan and play every minute of the game.
Flyers on the other hand....
I have been getting flack here for what I am about to say, but I think that above stated issues are on the coaching staff.
Yes, I understand that Bryz is not the goalie that a lot of people had hoped he would be. But goaltending is, fortunately, a wash in the first 2 series.
Yes, I understand that the Flyers are missing some major players and are playing injured, But so some other teams. And correct me if I am wrong, but is not the coaching staff's job to recognize personnel issues and adjust accordingly?
Motivation, regardless how great it is, will not lead to success without fundamentals: work ethics, discipline, execution and adjustment.
It's sport, and I understand that winning is unpredictable, but the team has not look like winners this series. They need to go back to the basics, especially on defence.
I completely agree with you. After seeing how difficult it is to a) carry the puck into the Devils' zone and b) rattle it around the boards without Brodeur doing his thing, they have to work on an efficient dump-and-chase to the corners, that could transition a quick pass or two for at least a semi-decent shot. Odd-man rushes are like hen's teeth, so they can't rely on the quick outs.
What I did like about the game last night, particularly on the otherwise putrid OT PPs, was that the Dmen recognized at least twice when a Devils PK forechecker got caught deep and headed straight up the ice with speed. But then they slowed to a crawl, giving up that advantage.
And for those of you who don't have access to the CBC, PJ Stock broke down the Parise wrap-around goal and how Carle a) took a poor defensive path to the puck, then b) delivered a bad pass to Timonen (?), and then compounded things by c) leaving Parise alone. Those are just absolute fundamentals that cost the Flyers goals in the regular season and continue to bite them on the rear.
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