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01-04-2013, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Holdurbreathe View Post
Keep them to the outside, be strong positionally, block passing lanes, deny their tendencies and above all let the goaltender see the puck.

Basic stuff, not mensa like at all.

Five guys chasing the puck isn't a breakdown or survival mode, it is chaos. It showed a complete lack of discipline and commitment to team play.

Add to this a hefty dose of turnovers not caused by anything other than poor decisions and/or passing ability, and the score is 3-0 pretty quickly.

I have no idea why the team was so flat, but my guess is too many people associated with this team were looking at gold, not the next game.
Poor decisions are forced. One team came out harder. One team got scared. Positional hockey does become Mensa type stuff when the words "oh ****" are repeating in your head. The US set a tone we couldn't match. Hell broke loose in a lot of the game

Must be something that keeps you from executing the easy stuff when it's stuff they've been doing since they started playing AAA. The more your being out skated the harder it is to do the easy things right

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