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03-08-2013, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Jtown View Post
I just want to say after watching this game and the rangers game something is very apparent to me.

WE have a difficult time in the neutral zone. Last year i can remember so many times jagr or voracek being able to stickhandle through the neutral zone and set up plays but now we only have voracek.

The best teams are the teams with very skilled players that can skate the puck into the zone. The rangers were able to do this with MDZ, McDonough , Nash, Hagelin,

Pitt can do it with crosby, malkin, letang, neal

It seems like the only players we have that can skate the puck into the zone are giroux and voracek.

Our 2nd line is very terrible at gaining the ozone but when they do they can really cycle well.

3rd line is probably 2nd best line at entering the ozone and establishing possession.
Yes and Yes....

With a D that is less mobile and solely relies on getting it out of the zone with a first pass and then the forwards dumping and chasing if they have possession in the neutral zone.....clogging up the neutral zone really kills this team b/c we have only a few players like Jake that can attack with speed and keep the opposition honest. We certainly have no D men in the Coffey mold to do that ...that is for sure.

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