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04-03-2014, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
If we do not improve our breakouts from our DZone.........and become more aggressive on the forecheck, Tampa Bay will simply out-play us.

Giveaways (number of times a player gives up the puck to opponents)

Tampa Bay D ----------- # ------ (Giveaways per 60 min)

Victor Hedman -- 40 (1.54)
Eric Brewer -- 39 (1.89)
Matthew Carle -- 38 (1.36)
Radko Gudas -- 34 (1.58)
Mark Barberio -- 25 (2.15)
Sami Salo -- 19 (.93)
Michael Kostka -- 6 (1.42)
Keith Aulie -- 1 (.44)

Montreal D

P.K. Subban -- 82 (2.57)
Andrei Markov -- 76 (2.35)
Alexei Emelin -- 40 (2.29)
Francis Bouillon -- 27 (1.91)
Josh Gorges -- 26 (1.17)
Douglas Murray -- 17 (1.35)
Nathan Beaulieu -- 12 (3.46)
Jarred Tinordi -- 9 (1.99)
Mike Weaver -- 1 (.83)


Therrien's emphasis on "getting the puck out of our zone as fast as possible" will kill us. Puck possession is tough to play against when you do not play a patient, puck possession game.
Stats seem about right to me.
Tampa and most teams purposely focus on pressuring both PK and Markov.
they will often end up with the turnover stat but quite often not to blame.
with PK it was taken to an extreme last game player(s) in his grill all night.
they had no issues giving cube all room in the world.
in Markov's case Emelin was some help but he wasn't all there.
on the flip side Hedman could skate to the red line before anyone even blinked at him.
i had possesion at about 85% to 15%
it bothers me when i see we can do a pretty good job holding on to the puck 4 on 4 but as soon as we are playing 5 on 5 it goes out the window. our 4 on 4 + - is a good indication of what i am talking about. Hell we're better offensively short handed on occasion.
it leads me to believe there is some fundamental flaw(s) in our system/strategy.

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