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10-23-2013, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
under Torts we did not do that.

We got beat CLEAN out of the opposing teams defensive zone. All the time.

We never pressed players behind the goalie or forced them to make snap decisions and choices.

They were allowed time and space needed to break out with limited opposition.

If you are going to give the D behind the goalie time, he's going to take it and allow his wingers to set up to exit the zone with limited opposition.

This was most evident in the playoffs against Boston as they had their way with us all series.

The fact is, it was happening with more regularity during the season as well.

Slow teams do not forecheck well because once you are past them it opens holes all over the ice.

Slow teams trap very well because it clogs up the neutral zone allows for a quicker transition to offence as they have less of a surface to skate to go on the offensive.

The Rangers played a VERY safe style both on the forecheck and on offence. It was a gritty style that required alot of dedication and a willingness to put yourself in harms way, but it was not and is not conducive to winning with an offensively challenged group of forwards.
So are you saying they forechecked aggressively in the Boston series, did a poor job of it, and were exposed?

Or are you saying the Rangers weren't aggressive because they are a slow team?

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