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02-28-2013, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiranis View Post
I can't elaborate right now but I spent some time on this in the AV thread. Canucks (generally) only allow the forwards to cycle down low rather than using the full zone which is something that guys like Raymond and Schroeder would be good at with their speed. The breakouts we use are also not conducive to creating offense off the rush.

It's not really surprising because this team wants to play a puck possession system almost to a fault. Keeping the puck in the offensive zone is the primary directive. Creating offense off the rush generally goes against that since you're pretty likely to give up the puck. Teams like Chicago and Detroit have a better balance while being good puck possession teams. Ottawa is a great up-and-comer in this area and have IMO really innovated with their usage of the D.
Agree, seems that they do to much of one thing and not more in moderation.
In the very limited time that those two have brought the puck out from the boards, Man they look so much more dangerous.

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