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11-17-2013, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Design, execution, gameplan. All of those.

It starts with our horrible breakouts and ends with our reliance on the dump and chase.

We seem to struggle with passing this season for some reason.

For some reason, we have become a team that attempts more stretch passes from the D than any other. Possession killer.
This is exactly what I'm seeing, too. But I can't accept that Therrien said, "Well, our system worked great last season, so let's totally change it!". Doesn't make sense.

I don't think we're playing a different system, I think the opposition is. Other teams have adapted their system to counter ours. They rush our D, force them into desperate passes or those long-bombs. Or we get pushed around and lose a majority of puck battles.

We've got to adapt to this. Play another forward back, give our defence another quick pass option. We're relying on our D to start a rush from the neutral zone, but they're being hemmed in time and time again. Therrien has to friggin change it up and take advantage of their forwards forechecking so deep in our zone!

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