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03-21-2013, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Zenith View Post

Still, the offensive zone strategy, if there even is any, is mind boggling. There's hardly anyone ever in the slot, they never use the point men or take shots from the point. If they do take shots from the point, they hesitate long enough to take away the lane. It's just simple and stupid mistakes they're making. Tortorella says "he doesn't coach offense". Well, if this team is going to succeed, he better damn well start.
Nailed it here. How many times tonight did we see a Rangers play controlling the puck behind the Florida net, looking to make a pass, with no one set up in the crease waiting for it? Let me tell you, lots. It's because the system has the other two forwards along the boards waiting for the pass, instead of in a high scoring position. It's cycle-cycle-cycle, tire yourself out instead of the dmen, lose the puck, odd man rush the other way. It's a dumb system with the wrong players playing it.

And don't get me started on our defensemen. We have some pretty offensively talented defensemen who are being underutilized. They all pull the same move, a little shoulder juke to move the forward coming to te point, and then fire a weak wrister that gets blocked. Yawn.

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