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04-18-2013, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
If you were the opposition's coach and you see a team that cant break out of the defensive/neutral zones, what are you going to do? Stack the blueline and make the team dump it with no speed (this goes for the PP or ES). I dont think we have more than 1 or 2 players capable of carrying the puck through that situation and making a play.

Theres nothing wrong with dumping and chasing if thats all the opposition gives you. Unfortunately this team has a breakout and a forecheck that sucks. The problem is part talent, part motivation, and part coaching.
Solid points. In theory, I think Nash, Step and McD could carry the puck in nicely there. McD doesn't get much PP time for whatever reason. I think he should start getting more minutes there solely because of his ability to carry the puck in. They desperately need to find ways to carry to start the PP. They waste so much precious time trying to get the puck in the zone.

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