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01-21-2012, 01:14 PM
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"Fired wide on purpose"

Why do our defensemen fire wide on purpose and Pass when they should shoot? Quote from Wayne Gretzky "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take". Come to think of it all our players love to pass when they have a shot.

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Why do our defensemen fire wide on purpose and Pass when they should shoot? Quote from Wayne Gretzky "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take". Come to think of it all our players love to pass when they have a shot.
The shots that are fired wide on purpose are because they have no shooting lanes and dont want the shot blocked which could result in an odd man rush the other way.

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SHooting wide on purpose is essentially just a pass to a guy on the other side of the net, when the direct passing lane is blocked.

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Are you referring to the Wild game? I think it worked pretty well, especially when a team collapses in front of the net and clogs the shooting lanes.

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Well it didn't work to good against the Isle's, they kept passing back to the points where the man was covered. Basic hockey says if you have a shot to take it, too many things can go wrong when you pass. I think we haveamindset to try to make the pretty plays.

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Lavy probably told them to shoot during the timeout

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sometimes passing creates a better opportunity than just shooting all the time

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Sometimes they have set plays where they shoot wide on purpose hoping for deflections or getting a good bounce off the board. It's usually better to try to set up a play via a purposefully wide shot than being blocked, making low percentage passes, or shooting so wide it goes out of the zone.

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because it's 100x smarter than forcing the puck through a defenders leg

right Carle?

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They are hoping for the lively boards to come into play, or the guy behind the net to retrieve the puck. It has it's place.

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Lavy probably told them to shoot during the timeout
That's a good strategy. Put the puck in the opponent's net while they're milling around their bench area.

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because it's 100x smarter than forcing the puck through a defenders leg

right Carle?
Carle was the first player I thought about when I was thinking about firing wide v. trying to force a shot through players. He always seems to shoot a weak shot that gets blocked but passes the puck much harder.

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