Where has the offense gone?
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11-17-2013, 10:42 AM
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Teams are bottling up our puck-moving defence. They're forechecking harder and deeper in our zone, forcing Markov and Subban to hurry their passes. It's working. Habs passing has become a series of desperate flips, hail-Marys and two-line bombs. Result: Our puck-possession has disappeared because we can't start a proper rush out of our own zone. We're stuck in our zone or we try a long pass that misses, bringing us back into our zone.
The fast breakout worked last season, but other teams have adapted to us. When is Therrien going to adapt in turn?
Nailed it!!! This is spot on accurate.
And, conversely, the Habs are not aggressively fore-checking like we did last season.
One would think that Therrien would see how well the aggressive play AGAINST us is working so well and decide that we need to do the same to the other team.
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