Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVII
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01-28-2013, 12:42 PM
Brad Tolliver
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
When he has an opportunity to get around the defenseman, he usually takes it. The drop passes usually occur when he gains the zone, and the other team has two or three defenders back. Is he going to weave between all of them?

Would you rather he constantly dump and chase than drop pass? Is that not just as predictable of a move? Don't we have enough dump and chase guys on this team? I'm glad there's someone on this roster who can actually gain the zone while maintaining possession.
The only times Johansson even bothers trying to skate pass a defenseman is on zone-entry on the power play. The Caps have better players that can do that one thing, none of whom become completely useless upon gaining the zone. Ribeiro is especially good at this.

Johansson simply does not have the skill to NOT skate around a defenseman or dump and chase without being a liability. There is nothing wrong with dump and chase if he can be effective using his speed to create chances playing that style. Because he sure as hell isn't close to good at maintaining possession with all his bad turnovers.

Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
They're not even remotely comparable players. Completely different skill sets.
Wolski loves his drop passes to get out of getting hit. Their mentalities trump their skills. You are right about them being different in that Wolski is far more talented offensively when he wants to be.

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