The Good, the Bad, and the Matt Carle
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06-08-2012, 01:13 PM
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As if any of them did?
There's more to handling a forecheck than the guy retrieving the puck. There's the goalie who could help set it up, the forwards that could slow them down in the neutral zone, the other D who could give him an adequate outlet.
Winning or losing a forecheck does not happen because of one player.
good points, but I'd still like to see carle have more urgency at times.
He struggles to recognize when trouble is coming...
Good defenders see there is NO outlet, "engage danger-mode" so they just slap it up along the boards frantically.
He NEVER does that. He could do it a little more, there are times when you absolutely have to.
either way, I agree he isn't to blame for NJ's forecheck. The wingers need to come back into the zone instead of looking to spring a 3 on 2.
(in that series at least)
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