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12-10-2013, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Psuhockey View Post
If the defense can't transition the puck up to the forwards faster and with tape to tape passes, they can't get speed thru the neutral zone and get in on the forecheck. Plus the opposing defense gets to reset and clog the neutral zone. I agree about sustaining pressured in the offensive zone is on the forwards, but I think you can count on your fingers and toes the amount of odd man rushes the flyers have had at even strength this year and probably just on your fingers. That's on the defensemen.
The forwards aren't doing **** to give the defense any passing lanes. You can see the defensemen looking for the outlets, but they're not there to be had. The wingers stick to the wall everytime. There's no swinging, no lane support, no puck support. Nothing from this craptastic bunch of forwards we have. The only forwards that routinely give each other passing lanes and support are Read-Couturier-Downie. The defensemen don't seem to struggle with them. Strange, right?

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