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03-20-2007, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Madness View Post
But we still aren't creating alot of scoring chances, and when we get them, we can't seem to shoot the puck high enough (maybe it has to do with the lack of experience and patience by some players, but our experienced players aren't doing well either), when was the last time we saw the Rangers force the opponent's goalie to move laterally in order to get him out of position.
First of all, one reason why we aren't scoring is that we got really few shooters, and especially on the blueline. Its Jagr, Prucha and Cullen in that order. Now with Cally in the mix and Avery to some extent. On the blueline its Mara, and Pck also got a decent shot. Ros and Rach got heavy shots, but they only hit the net every bluemoon.

We are gooing hard to the net, and we are getting some shots from the outside on rebounds ect, but we haven't been able to score on them. If thoose ends up on Cullens stick, he puts it up stairs, if it ends up on Roszival or Nylander/Straka's stick they won't put it home.

With Shanahan, Rach, Hossa and Co. back we will score more, since they shoot better.

Though, you do have a point that we got some fundamentals wrong offensivly.

I saw Carolina slaugheter NJD a few days ago. Carolina plays a bit diffrent then we do, the conditions aren't exactly the same.

But Carolina got great width when they attack. They often come in situations where they got a center with the puck, and two wingers licking the boards slightly higher up ice. We often ends up with 2 guys breaking in, and one of our forwards are caught back a bit. We crash the net, but its often with only one player, one either in the goalies face or one at the far post. If we can get one player in the goalies face, and one on the far post we will score allot more.

There are also many teams in the west who plays great in that aspect.

I defenitly think we can add this aspect to our time, but we need to work on it, and Renney needs to recognize it and put focus on it. We can also get our D's involved more.

Though, I do think it will come with time. There have been so many other aspects of our game that we have need to work a ton on, that its understandble that some details aren't great yet.

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