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10-09-2013, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by AtlantaWhaler View Post
A friend in my office and I talk about this a bunch. To be honest, it's not just a Preds thing. All over the NHL, it's common for coaches to switch to a "prevent D" when having a lead instead of putting the skate to the throat. Preds are very guilty of this. I don't get it.
It's a natural hockey thing, not just NHL, every level.

You get a lead you start thinking more about protecting the lead, you don't take chances and you try to get everything deep.

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