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03-19-2013, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Pinkfloyd View Post
They don't need safe hockey. McLellan's post-game is a perfect picture of what is wrong with the coaching side of things. They believe that they can't benefit from a track-meet style hockey game. They can if they use their talent properly. But even with that belief, it trickles into their puck play because they're so boxed in and bottled up as a team. They don't stretch the ice. They don't spread out at all especially on the breakout. They don't need four guys on the same side of the ice on a breakout.
Yep - that was utterly telling when he said that. Lack of foot speed by some players doesn't mean you need to play a slow game across the board.

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