: Pre-Game Talk:
2013-2014 Rangers pre-season discussion
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09-23-2013, 11:39 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Originally Posted by
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Its often pick your poison when it comes to a defensive strategy. Quite frankly, Ill take my chances with Tori Krug and the other pointmen of the world vs. all-world forwards who, for the most part, the Rangers shut down when it comes to making even strength plays below the hash marks.
My major issue is how comfortable the staff became with bunching up down low in the defensive zone. It seemed like very little thought and practice went into what comes next when the team actually gets the puck.
I'm on board with giving up chances from the point in order to shut down the more dangerous ones. But I hated how Torts' strategy had no transition game whatsoever. The shot blocking was good in isolation, but it came at the expense of basically everything else.
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