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05-13-2013, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by McRanger View Post
The teams breakout is an absolute disaster.

When the opposition sends 2 and 3 guys deep while you are in possession of the puck behind the net, you should be able to burn them with even the most mediocre transition.

When a team refuses to use the middle of the ice except for long stretch (icing) passes and insists on using the boards and trying to go through players, it leads to getting pinned in the zone. And that leads to scoring chances, penalties, worn out players...

This exact thing burned us terribly in the Devils series last year. It is unfathomable that no adjustment has been made.

As torturous as the PP has been, and as bad as the team has been moving through center ice and gaining the zone, the breakout worries me the most.
agreed. These are all fundamental areas of the game that this team struggles in. He plays the same "short game" strategy in the postseason, from the first year he arrived with this team.

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