Game #9 Preds @ Blues
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02-06-2013, 10:47 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
I think a few things are happening to Petro.
1st - He is being well targeted by other teams. Forecheckers are coming at him from the front and from behind simultaneously. Hard to make decisions when you can't see a player behind you. This problem is expedited by our forwards heading up ice too soon. Everyone knows Petro can handle himself and that he has an amazing break out pass (Prongeresque), so they abandon their positions early (at least I assume that is why they are doing it). He is getting little support in the corners.
2nd - He is trying to do too much offensively. P9s covered this.
3rd - The odd man breaks are also happening because both Petro and his partner are being too aggressive at the offensive blueline. One or both need to retreat earlier.
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