: Post-Game Talk:
Oilers lose 3-0 ...Game Over
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03-24-2013, 03:49 PM
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The Oilers are just too soft. They (for whatever reason) think they can run and gun past teams that backcheck...Instead of pulling up and cycling. The problem is they don't win enough battles in either end.
While theres some truth to this theres possibly some fiction as well.
Pay attention to the good teams executing their breakout. STl, LA, and Bruins are breakout legends. They perform this admirably and with fantastic puck support and rapidfire decision making and puck movement. I'm virtually amazed how well these clubs move the puck up ice virtually untouched and consistently to open ice conceived spots. This is textbook fantastic execution and something to behold.
Basically these are teams that are actually REMOVING battle from the game in own zone or NZ. IN essence moving the puck out of there before you even lay a hand on them. Not only the Oilers either. The speed at which these teams execute their breakout, and flawless make it is hard to keep up with unless a team is equally adept at it.
You can't hit what you can't catch. That was more the story last night and we could be playing a very similar game. But only if ALL the players buy in.
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