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01-22-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by shortshorts View Post
I agree. Edler looked uncomfortable playing on the right while playing with it in the corners. I makes him worse both offensively and defensively.
This. The tricky part of switching sides isn't playing one-on-one on the rush. That's just a matter of angles and timing that any talented dman will pick up after some time there. The fact that Edler hasn't played in 8 months made him look really bad against Eberle, who was the best player in the AHL this season and is in peak form. The bigger issues with switching sides are less obvious and can't be summed up in one high(low)light clip. Playing on your off side makes it harder to pick up the puck in the corner and turn for a breakout pass or fight to win battles and clear the puck along the side boards. Those are the biggest problems with playing the off side.

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