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01-23-2013, 08:31 AM
Mr Jiggyfly
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Originally Posted by #66 View Post
I didn't like Orpik stepping up to make a hit at the offensive zone blue line in the Flyers game. Basic hockey tells the winger to get that puck just inside the blue line and just chip it past the defensemen so that the center can go and get it. Most teams will use that as a lure. The Flyers have been doing that and making that chip to center ice cince the CEC opened.
Orpik saw Kunitz coming with speed and knew he could step up. I put that goal entirely on Kunitz for not back checking to the middle like you are taught in Mites. He would be the first to admit it as well.

Ironically, the Devils beat the Flyers using double chips (def-fwd) all series last Spring and that's how they wore them down and kept turnovers to a minimum. The other day, they used the exact same strategy and the Flyers had no answers for it again.

Kind of funny actually.

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