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10-17-2013, 09:39 AM
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This team needs measured aggression. Last night everyone wanted Brouwers head (including myself). A retaliation at that point would have done nothing but put us down a man for 2 minutes. We set the tone physically in the offensive zone. Our forecheck was fantastic. What we need is to be grittier in our own end, especially with man-to-man coverage, and to stick a few people in the neutral zone to slow down the counter attack. One big hit across the middle early in the game will make opposing attackers hesitate.
What we don't need is an enforcer. A guy sitting on the bench for 55 minutes isn't going to deter anyone.
Agreed, it needs to be a team mindset. Designating one guy to take care of it does nothing in terms of keeping the other team honest.
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