Thread: Speculation: Shake-up?
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02-16-2013, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by NWShark View Post
This doesn't make a lick of sense... Defense isn't the problem at this point. The sharks were 1st in the league in GAA a couple games ago. They still have to be top 3. Goals for is the biggest problem facing this team. Whether it's chemistry or not enough shooters or whatever. They need to put the puck in the net. That's a forward problem more than anything. Most games they've had enough chances they just have terrible aim.
Doesn't make a lick of sense? The defense can't move the puck. Haven't you ever heard offense starts with defense? Watch the Sharks struggle to get the puck out cleanly out of their own zone. Watch Burns and Braun, if they aren't allowed to skate the puck out odds are they will either turn the puck over, pass to a forward with no options, ice it, rim it around the boards (which often leads to a turnover), or the old dump and chase routine. Murray... just forget about it. Demers looks like a shadow of his former self, Stuart isn't all that great at it either. The best Blueliner (Beside Boyle) at moving the puck out of their zone is Vlasic and it isn't even close... Even Vlasic is only pretty good at the slot pass. Part of the problem is so far the Sharks have changed how they match their blue line. So Boyle plays against far weaker comp now.

So yes their GAA is low, but the way the blue line has been playing they can't really get anything going. This offense is what dump and chase looks like. Horrible.

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