Thread: Marian Gaborik
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02-24-2013, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Heyoooo View Post
Even the one part of our game that is entirely offensive has been arrested to dumping and chasing. The PP. They need to break out with the puck and make short passes up the ice and gain the zone that way. It should be that way most of the time really.
This is what's frustrating to me. They've got Gaborik with his blazing speed. They've got Nash with his intimidating speed. They've got Hagelin and Kreider with their blazing speed. Gaining the zone on the powerplay should be the simplest thing in the world. Watch how Detroit does it. They attack the offensive blue line with speed. Back the defenders off slightly and then dump the puck off on a short pass to a player on the point. You set up a guy on either side of the blue line to account for the choice the puck carrier needs to make based on what he sees.

It really not that hard.

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