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04-18-2013, 10:30 AM
Off Sides
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Yes the stretch, tip, chip, dump and chase is all designed to do three things. Limit the turnovers in the neutral zone. Beat the trap because there is no puck carrier in the neutral zone to trap. Establish a forecheck where the defenders have to turn to go get the puck.

Thing is, watch Ottawa play, there is a way to beat the trap, limit turnovers without giving up possession and going to the dump when no other play is available. They make other plays available by giving the puck carrier options as they come up the ice together as a unit. The puck carrier will dump if he really needs to but that is after examining his other options.

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