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03-20-2013, 09:32 AM
Lias Andersson
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Originally Posted by Grind Jam Grind View Post
I hate the system because everyone collapses so low into the zone, that it leads to no one ever wins any races to the puck when it's along the half boards. In turn, it's very hard to get a quick transition going the other way. We spend way too much time chasing the puck in the Dzone.
That's also the reason why our breakouts are so slow to develop. Our wingers, instead of playing tight on the opposing team's point men, are usually sitting in the low slot in the defensive zone. It's a big difference say from a team like the Blackhawks where the wingers rarely come far below their own blue line and are always tensed to rush up ice. When a Blackhawks d-man retrieves the puck in his own zone and looks up ice his wingers usually already have speed at the red line.

I agree with the other guy's point about Lundqvist also. He does play better when the other team is getting chances. Rangers D gave up a lot of opportunities the past two games. Carolina had at least 3-4 odd man rushes in the first period.

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