Thread: Line Combos: 2013 Line Combos Thread II
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02-23-2013, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by TwInS1095 View Post
As the 3rd guy into the zone...what you described Heater doing is relatively textbook. 3rd guy stays high...1)as a guy in the slot and able to receive passes 2) for defensive/offensive spacing purposes.


Heater is not the problem on this team. Stop, just stop.
Do you know anything about zone entry? A typical play is for the guy with the puck to go wide down the boards being the first entering the zone, then the second guy comes speeding down the slot pulling the defense away from the man with the puck as they have to respect the play to the slot. This is where Heater should be right behind inside the blue line ready for a drop pass/pass to the upper slot. He is never there, he is far behind the play and out of position. Then again we rarely hold onto the puck entering the offensive zone so we end up dumping it. I'm just saying, the same guy can't be the floating highman every forecheck, it is wearing down our elite two players who need that energy to create scoring chances.

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