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05-05-2013, 11:19 AM
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3rd Guy High
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Do people actually think that puck possession isn't the main goal of EVERY coach and every NHL team? Execution is a different notion entirely.
Of course that's the main goal, but there's different ways to possess the puck. I'm not talking about the dump it in and grinding down low with the puck with our forwards.

We have talented defensemen with puck possession skills sans Girardi. Let our D hold on to the puck and make plays. Don't make our primary strategy off the glass or rim the puck around the boards and out. Don't dump the puck in. (Obviously there are exceptions) hold on to the puck and put it into soft areas where it's not a 50/50 puck, but rather a 70/30 puck. Use our forwards high in the offensive zone. It's a lot tougher to defend against forwards stretching out the zone than 3 forwards grinding it out low. Move the puck quick and get open. That should be the idea. Not put it in a corner, chase it and hope their d makes a mistake.

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