Preds @ Kings: The "Bad Hockey Team" Edition
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03-05-2013, 01:21 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
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You must not watch us a whole lot, because we probably carry it in half the time. It depends on the situation. You know...like with most teams.
A lot of people who accuse us of being a dump and chase team are the same ones who accuse us of being a trap team.
That's true. There's no question that we often dump when the forward is about to get his clock cleaned and has no other choice.
But we also dump a LOT when we don't have to. Last night, after a 4-on-4, we were getting ready to get a man out of the box, giving us a brief powerplay. What'd we do right before he came out? We dumped the puck to the Kings.
What I'd like to see us do more often is to pass backwards. If you go to the line and it's closed up or you have no support, pass it back, reset and hit the line with some speed. That's what the talented teams do a LOT more than us. I guess perhaps our coaches don't trust our puck handling enough for that.
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