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04-29-2013, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
One thing that was abundantly clear as the season wore on: our defensemen didn't have a clue where to pass the puck during breakouts. It was absolutely infuriating to watch them stand behind the net, examine the forecheck, make 2 or 3 abortive attempts to step out on a rush, and then finally fire the puck directly to an opponent standing still in the neutral zone.
This is what my response was going to be. I can still see Nick Wallin standing behind the net for like 25 seconds this one time. That was the worst of it, but it was the general problem with that defense, no doubt. I didn't post on this board back then, but it was the commonly noted problem about the defense on the board that I frequented back then. And JR agreed, because he sought to change it. Problem is, he didn't know when to stop trying.

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