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07-21-2013, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post

To use a soccer analogy, look at Barcelona. No one tries to high pressure them, because they can pass it quickly and dangerously, and shred you. All it takes is something quick and unexpected; a behind-the-back pass, a shot intentionally wide of the net, or the patented Cally goal mouth pass play, and the high pressure system breaks. It's tough, I'll give you that. But it's a home run deal in that while it kills teams that can't move the puck quickly, if you execute the right combination you have a guy with a great chance wide open in front of goal.
This, so much this. I really am surprised one touch passes are not used more in the NHL. If you imagine a PP being played by soccer players you can see how they would completely destroy the other team with proper passing, and vicious one timers.

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