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01-30-2013, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Alflives View Post
Actually, coach V would sit Schroeder if he challenged D on the rush. (Turn over and counter attack.) If he is to challenge D, it should be in the offensive zone and from the static. Even then, he should only do this in a corner or behind the net, not on the wall or half-boards. Considering his purpose on this current Canuck's roster, he needs to balance risk and reward.
I disagree. When you challenge with speed (on the half wall or on the rush) you do it with good puck protection. Schroeder should be challenging that high seam off the wall with his quickness and plus shot. The key is not over-handling the puck, once you get the corner you gotta let it go before they collapse on you.

Schroeder cannot be static on the cycle or he loses all effectiveness. If standing still an NHL defensemen is going to punish him physically. He has to keep his feet moving.

I agree that Schroeder needs to balance risk and reward. He can't be turning the puck over at the blue line trying to challenge people one on one. He has to be smart. You can't completely clip his wings though, or you're really limiting his potential.

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