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10-11-2013, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
The reason the team is playing perimeter hockey is because the team lacks the skill level to generate other offense. The team is weak on the boards and teams realize this. They keep us outside and our guys cough up the puck along the boards. Almost no on on the team has the skill level to get inside or take guys on. Or they have the skill level and are scared to make a mistake. But even so, the passing level is so poor that it almost doesn't matter. These guys cannot pass very well. So many passes are onto the backhand or in the skates that cause little delays on the ice and allow teams to recover.

This team's offensive plan is to dump the puck in, win a battle and get a booming shot from the blueline. The problem is the other team's collapse and let us do this and block shots. It's an outdated tactic.
At this point, I would suggest that "skill" to get inside isn't going to be needed so much as a willingness to push people around. I mean, we may not have much but we do have that.

Might not lead to much in the way of pretty goals, but forcing the opposition to make space by being big and annoying would be an improvement.

Remember - when you're a hockey fan, it's not "reckless driving", it's "good forechecking".
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