Thread: Speculation: Shake-up?
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02-16-2013, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SJeasy View Post
Part of the success is that when the puck goes to the sideboards they set up a picket fence and it is very low. Almost no cross-ice passes against. They also collapse the weakside forward in a big way so a cross ice at the blueline can be very dangerous.

My issue is that the whole team philosophy is geared to defense. A bottom feeder strategy. You win by outscoring the opponent not just by preventing goals. If goals against prevention is preventing your own team from scoring, it is going nowhere. A team can make the playoffs that way, but they won't win it all (not anymore).
The problem is it wasn't a bottom feeder strategy last year. The Sharks are just doing what everyone else is doing...

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