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02-03-2013, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by #66 View Post
Fully agree and a nice pick up. Its why I almost throw wins against the Rangers out the window. Everyone wants to call Torts a great coach but what has he done to adapt to the stretch pass.

I actually like the stratch pass but when it becomes the only weapon it gets pick apart. Teams can see that in game 1 of a series and adjust. I would actually like to see the Pens set up the stretch as a lure and then set up something in back of it. If teams over defend one then you have another.
The more I think about it, the more I think where the Pens get into trouble is when teams game plan against them (as I wrote earlier). During the regular season, you'll find teams seeing the Pens as 'measuring stick' games specifically game planning for the Pens. And, everyone (well, almost everyone) tailors game plans during the playoffs. It helps to explain, IMO, why the Pens seem so unprepared against some perceived inferior teams and in the playoffs.

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