All-Encompassing Tortorella/Sather Thread
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02-24-2013, 12:24 AM
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IMO, it's quite the opposite. This team has a lot of skilled players (Hagelin, Stepan, Gaborik, Nash, Kreider, Richards, Miller, Callahan), but they don't have a lot of gritty, in your face players. Most of those players aren't really "soft", outside of Gaborik and Richards, but they're not the type of players that will wreak havoc on teams' opposing D in the form of forechecking/cycling. They need to start setting up in the D zone, up through the neutral zone, and already have the puck under control as they enter the defensive zone. Set up off the rush, not off the dump and chase.
This is what im lobbying for. Opening up space for the guys who operate BEST under said space (Gaborik, Richards), carrying the puck up the ice, open transition, give and goes, etc.
Theyre too busy concentrating on taking the body at times than the puck (which ive seen a lot), creating "jam" and setting up the
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