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01-21-2013, 05:32 PM
Hall for captain
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: HF boards
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I like Potter as a 5th or 6th guy.
I went back and re-watched replay and Potter did not play it well. He had to pivot and skate to catch Lapierre coming out of the box is true, but it was obvious while Potter was still in neutral zone that (a) pass wasn't going to Lapierre (b) Lapierre was of no danger since he was straddling blue line, going away from the net and (c) he had help in the shape of Smid coming off the bench to take Lapierre.
Potter should've turn and pressured Edler andnot given up 20+ feet inside the blueline. A guy can make a bad read or a bad play a not be garbage. Chalk it up to being out of practice and timing is off a little bit.
I also considered calling part 2 " Are neutral zones shorter in North American Rinks? "
Pretty easy for the unbiased eye to also see SS in full glide mode only a few feet behind Edler.
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