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10-14-2009, 09:55 PM
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No GDT at all. Let's act like tomorrow won't even happen.

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10-14-2009, 09:57 PM
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Such a well done GDT for an awful showing from the Preds .

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10-14-2009, 09:59 PM
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Predator PP! An opportunity for Dallas to get a SHG!

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10-14-2009, 10:04 PM
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Predator PP! An opportunity for Dallas to get a SHG!
We killed it!

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10-14-2009, 10:08 PM
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I'm tired of hearing about scoring chances from our announcers. Until our guys put one home it's just total bs!

When the other goalie is caught out of the net, no opponents anywhere in sight, and two of our guys squabbling over who gets to push the puck over the goal line... THEN, when we miss, it can be called a "scoring chance".

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10-14-2009, 10:15 PM
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I'm tired of hearing about scoring chances from our announcers. Until our guys put one home it's just total bs!
Perhaps we're trying to break the record for longest length of time without scoring a goal.

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10-14-2009, 10:16 PM
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We're going to give Turco the shutout.

11 goal against so far in 2 games.

I bet even the Leafs are laughing at us.


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10-14-2009, 10:22 PM
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This is painful to watch. Stars seemed like they had about 12 minutes in the preds' zone just in the second period.

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10-14-2009, 10:29 PM
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Since the first preseason game, we have been playing a 1-2-2 NZ trap against any controlled breakout. On the ice though, the players are backing up, backing up, and then standing still as the opponent carries the puck up ice with speed. It renders our forwards useless because they are standing still and not steering the puck to the boards (into a “jump” zone) and then either pins our defensemen up at the blueline (where they are susceptible to a dump-in behind them) or backs them up (giving up the middle of the ice and allowing players to skate right in on goal).

When we have the opportunity to actively forecheck, we have one forechecker on the puck and the two forwards behind them are backing up into a position to trap. No one is taking away the strongside boards and the weakside support is either backing up so far or coming so far into the middle of the ice that they are useless and out on an island.

Defensively in the zone, we are actually playing the same system we’ve been playing for the past two seasons, just much, much more passively. The system is called “1 on box behind” and has been the most popular DZC since the lockout. It is a combination of man-to-man and zone defenses. There is always man-to-man coverage on the puck and a box zone behind them supporting.

This season we are collapsing so deep into the middle of the ice that we are unable to get out to the puck along the boards fast enough to challenge against the cycle and the wingers are so deep in the zone that the opposition’s defense is free to challenge any puck coming up the boards and take their time to make a play with any pass out to them at the point.

These systems could work, but do not fit our personnel. We have to get more aggressive in every aspect of our game.

On the forecheck we must resort back to either a rotating triangle (1-2-2) or 2-1-2 from the opening drop of the puck. To make that successful, we need communication and a lot of hustle. The forwards must be in position to and show the desire to backcheck to allow the defense to step up in transition and force turnovers if we allow the opposition to breakout in the first place.

Against controlled breakouts we can still play a trap, but we have to be more active and aggressive at angling the puck to the boards to allow the second and third lines of defense to challenge in the jump zones.

Defensively, we have to be more aggressive, keep heads on a swivel, and play with desperation whenever there is a loose puck. Wingers must play out higher and the defense as well must be more willing to come off the goal line to prevent the attacking forwards from getting open by backing away from coverage.

It is maddening to watch this team from my perspective…

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10-14-2009, 10:36 PM
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When we have the opportunity to actively forecheck, we have one forechecker on the puck and the two forwards behind them are backing up into a position to trap. No one is taking away the strongside boards and the weakside support is either backing up so far or coming so far into the middle of the ice that they are useless and out on an island.
The forecheck is pretty awful tonight. I know that the Preds aren't the kind of team that relies all that heavily on it, but I'm talking no pressure. They might as well be playing shutdown because the forechecker is just one less body down ice.

This is only my second game to watch this year, so I may not know what I am talking about. Just my perspective.

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10-14-2009, 10:37 PM
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10-14-2009, 10:38 PM
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Why does Smithson two shifts in a row stay on his backhand and keep his back turned to the middle of the ice behind the net with full puck control and no defensive pressure???

TURN AROUND AND GET YOUR HEAD UP!!! YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE!!!

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10-14-2009, 10:39 PM
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The forecheck is pretty awful tonight. I know that the Preds aren't the kind of team that relies all that heavily on it, but I'm talking no pressure. They might as well be playing shutdown because the forechecker is just one less body down ice.

This is only my second game to watch this year, so I may not know what I am talking about. Just my perspective.
Been like that all season...passive, passive, passive...

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10-14-2009, 10:43 PM
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or how about a little O' Bama style ... "Suck, that we can believe in" ?

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10-14-2009, 10:46 PM
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Has Sullivan won a single puck that has required any effort tonight???

Every puck chipped his way is a puck heading right back up ice in the opposite direction...

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10-14-2009, 10:51 PM
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And much like the last game we have more shots on goal, yet can't actually put it in the net.

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10-14-2009, 10:51 PM
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Talk about lazy neutral zone play. Everybody is just milling around.

Nice vision by Pekka though pretty much all night. Ellis is looking to take a back seat again this year. That being said, you'd have to be a god in net to play behind these guys right now.

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10-14-2009, 10:56 PM
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Sullivan is playing like a guy that just signed a new contract.

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10-14-2009, 10:58 PM
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10-14-2009, 10:59 PM
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10-14-2009, 11:01 PM
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Petersen scoring is adding insult to injury. (No offense meant to Toby)

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Sullivan is playing like a guy that just signed a new contract, and who was only playing for one last year.
Added a clarification...

I haven't seen Sullivan get to a modestly-tough puck all year. As someone else noted he didn't come close to doing this game. He's way better at turnovers though, than I've ever seen before from him. He's elite level now...

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10-14-2009, 11:13 PM
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Why does Smithson two shifts in a row stay on his backhand and keep his back turned to the middle of the ice behind the net with full puck control and no defensive pressure???

TURN AROUND AND GET YOUR HEAD UP!!! YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE!!!
Smithson is an alien that was sent to earth for one mission. That mission was to dump and chase at EVERY oppurtunity.

I swear the first game here at home I saw him get the puck with room to skate into the zone untouched and he slowed down, dumped the puck and went and chased it.

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10-14-2009, 11:14 PM
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Wow, I actually watched that whole butt whooping. I love this crazy team too much.

I was upset, but I'm over it. We'll win a game eventually.

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I haven't seen Sullivan get to a modestly-tough puck all year. As someone else noted he didn't come close to doing this game. He's way better at turnovers though, than I've ever seen before from him. He's elite level now...
I was saying this last year. Any time Sully has to battle for a puck he loses 100 percent of the time. He's great with open ice but along the boards he couldn't be more worse.

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