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02-13-2013, 11:53 AM
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Simple, no offensive identity or consistency. Too many players that don't fit together.

We aren't a high skilled team.
We don't have enough guys who can dangle, thread the needle, and snipe. Other teams can play simple defense and shut us down because we don't have to worry about giving up too much of a gap, lane to the net, or getting de-pants.

We aren't a fast team.
There is no counter-attack on this team. When we get the puck in the D-zone or neutral zone, there is no explosion the other way. Othe teams defenses can play us tight, can pinch, and bottle us up in our Dzone, because there is no worries of giving up a quick odd man rush the other way. We come into the offensive zone with 1 or 2 forwards, and that is it. Speed players have to wait for slower players, or they don't go north-south.

We aren't a cycle team.
There is always one guy on a line who will turnover the puck on the offensive zone cyle, and we don't win enough board battles. After 2-4 blind passes on the cycle, somebody coughs up the puck or forces a pass into the teeth of the defense that instantly gets gobbled up. We don't win races to loose pucks and we don't punish the other teams when we do win races.

We aren't a forechecking, Ozone turnover team.
We don't scare the opposing team's defenders. We don't punish them when they touch the puck. We aren't on their heels; we are three steps back. We aren't on them half a second after they get to the puck. We don't explode out of the corner and drive to the net if the defense lets us get to the puck first.

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