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10-22-2013, 10:31 PM
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Howard Beach, NY
Originally Posted by
stan the caddy
Torts ddin't trap at all, he played a really aggressive forecheck. That's where "safe is death" comes from.
Even with a lead the Rangers were always forechecking aggressively.
AV likes the trap. He used it with the lead when they beat the Kings.
Torts played the zone collapse. It was simple, don't get beat, stay in your spot, and block the shot. AV plays man down low which is why they're having a lot of breakdowns. It's a little more complicated.
Torts wanted the puck moved quickly through the neutral zone. Dump it in if you have to and you're getting punished if you turn the puck over. The Rangers turned the puck over a lot the first few games but it looks like AV's got them dumping the puck in more over the last couple of games.
They were? A lot of Torts games I remember we held onto the lead for dear life when we had it.
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