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04-02-2014, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
If the Canucks can do this to us, imagine a real team in the playoffs. This is very worrisome:

The Canucks, facing elimination from the playoffs, were a desperate team and played like it, hemming the Rangers in most of the way. The Blueshirts were unable to create much time and space. Their defensemen were reduced to attempting to simply bang the puck out of the zone rather than make plays and then join the attack.
“We played a bit more in our end than we want to,” Staal said. “We weren’t able to find the middle of the ice like we normally do.
I think we can agree that that right there IS Torts type of hockey.

Keep every thing to the outside. Shut off all prime scoring areas (ie front of the net)

Rangers were great at that during his tenure here and the Canucks were good at that last night.

Lack of finishing hurt VAN last night which is also a common Torts style problem.

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