All Encompassing Tortorella..ella..ella..eh..eh...and Glen Cigar Thread Part III
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04-16-2013, 10:49 PM
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If the players are able to carry it in, they will carry it in. He doesn't stand there on the bench saying "You'll get benched if you even try to carry the puck in." The coaches plan isn't some almighty code. If the players are losing races to the puck, then it's their issue, not the coach's.
Very simple reason as to why they lose races to the puck: (Along the boards)
They're told to collapse towards the middle of the ice in the D zone. OK, fine. Naturally, however, the opposing forwards will be more on the outside, and closer to the walls. Because the Rangers are all in the middle of the ice, when there's a loose puck, and it's between an opposing player who has been along the wall all along, or a Ranger trying to race back from the middle of the circles, who do you think is winning the race?
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