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01-24-2014, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyersFanz View Post
Flyers defense is horrid, it really showed in the last 2 games. Big problem with the Flyers is clearing their own zone...start there. Big part of offense is the defense coming out of their own zone and setting up the play and they're having a lot of trouble doing this of late.
Line shuffling doesn't do a whole lot other than players having to adjust with different linemates again...this all starts with the Flyers defense.
They have been impatient with the puck..but that is a result of fast teams pressuring the D men. This is a personnel problem more than anything. Berube can mask it by getting the forwards to support the D men a little better but turnover prone D men like Schenn, Grossmann, Mesz and even Streit don't help when they act like the puck is a grenade on their sticks. Even the forwards are doing it in our D zone...players like Vinny etc. They can tighten it up and be more patient with the puck but only to a certain point since the players causing the turnovers are not as fleet of foot.

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