Thread: Post-Game Talk: Oilers win!
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01-21-2013, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by fuswald View Post
Late man belongs to a winger or centre. The d should be the first to cover the first in, usually wingers or centre
Gagner or yak is to blame whatever coach says to make em feel rosey.
Regardless 3 players followed the man with the puck and it wasn't Gretzky so no excuse.
No, the center in this case should have been covering the high slot, like Gagner was doing. Whitney should have been covering the front of the net, not following his own player into the corner leaving the the slot completely open. That was quite obviously Whitney's zone to cover.

Edit: Gagner was a little low but that was because he identified Kassian coming through the slot. If Whitney had been covering that zone Gagner would have been higher up where he should have been. That's probably why Kassian looks like Gagner's man.

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