Changing of Styles Since the Cup Run
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03-19-2013, 12:05 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
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I watched the video and it looked pretty similar to the system we have now, only that our system is constantly interrupted or pressured because they're not fast enough or not reading the play well enough.
Not fast enough? In 10-11, we hardly ever had to deal with the type of forecheck we do now and our forwards were able to fly through the neutral zone. We used to carry the puck in regularly and when we dumped it in, we had a winger flying in to retrieve it with puck support close by. Right now, the wingers are stationary and only get skating when the dump in happens and the puck support is staggered due to AV's adjustment of having the center come in deep to provide puck support.
Another symptom is the fact that the 2nd D is now almost never allowed to leave the zone before the puck is passed forward. We used to be able to create those trailing man situations because a guy could jump into play before the long pass was even made, then you had 4 guys coming in with speed against stationary neutral zone opponents.
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