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02-23-2013, 02:32 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
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The Canucks are trying to elevate the level of our possession game this season imo and it's been hard on our returning D... Garrison needs to get a pass here. We are dumping the puck less, supporting the puck better and trying to be more aggressive in all zones. Get the puck back as soon as possible and try not to give it up when you do. That's how it should be but it's a big contrast to the low event games the Panthers play.
I know I've said this before but I'm not sure people are hearing me. It is difficult for defensemen to always be up in the play, always be in good position and always trying to make a play.
It would have been easier to ease everyone into this season. We can win low event games like they did last night. I like that the team is challenging our players and our coach is stepping out of his comfort zone. I think long term it pays off for us.
There's one thing I hate about the current coaching and it's the forcing of the long pass when it's not available. So many times I've seen Schroeder and Lapierre circle back to provide a passing option only to have the D pass it to a winger and lose possession. Most of those times the neutral zone is already clogged so the long pass isn't accomplishing anything anyway. Just get it to the center and then have him distribute it.
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