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03-06-2013, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
I wrote about dump-and-chase vs puck carries for FRB

Carrying the puck across the blue line is twice as effective as dumping the puck. Wild aren't carrying the puck enough. Part of it is personnel but I believe coaching strategy is a big part, including their defensive zone positioning and the breakout.
That was a hell of an article!

I'm going to have to think about this more and pay more attention.

On what I can recall of the WIld's recent games, this does seem to hold a fair amount of validity.

One small note: Yeo does not seem to have the ability to adapt, in most situations really. In a way, it's his way or no way, all the time. This is part of the reason why he has always failed on the PP. Good teams adapt and are liquid to the situation. This begins with the coaching. Just imo.

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