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01-24-2013, 11:20 PM
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trilobyte
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Originally Posted by MPF24 View Post
I do believe the strategy on the PP and the way they're drawing it up and practicing it is a big part of the problem. That said, it seems to be a NYR curse as much as a symptom of the coaches/players. I don't know what to think.
I've done a lot of thinking and soul searching too, and I think I have arrived at the same destination.

Puzzling, even for a great mind like me. (har har)
Seriously, I have seen so many 5-on-3 situations in which there are probably no more serious threats than a regular 5-on-5. That makes no sense in the game of hockey, not when the skill level is so obviously top level. We know it has nothing to do with skating, puck handling and shooting ability. At least not with the forwards on the first unit.
I keep coming back to the question of an anchor on the blueline, a commanding presence, a Markov or a Souray of the past, a Lidstrom.

After all that thinking, I go back to the part I bolded, above.

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