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04-18-2013, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
I think dump and chase is exactly what they're doing. The problem is they're trying to pair a breakout that is based primarily on stretch passes with a dump and chase attack. Those two things don't play well with each other. When you have players circling in the neutral zone for a long pass, they're not carrying the speed they need to chase the puck into the offensive zone.
I think, like any team, the message is to dump it if theres no play in the neutral zone. Thats not a system, thats common sense. Theres no more costly and frequent turnovers than between the blue lines in the NHL. I refuse to believe, however, this is the game plan.

Your observation about a stretch pass being the first option out of the zone is a very good one. Something needs to be done to address the lack of speed through the neutral zone. Its absolutely killing this team.

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