When I think of how we play defense, I think of that GIF made of Ovechkin "backchecking" but someone making it into an xbox controller getting disconnected. We all look disconnected out there. It's so sad. Their confidence is shot, and rightfully so.
Last game I took my daughter to the kids shot she liked it. Fortunately we were down early cause after the line was around the stadium. The had all left handed sticks on our side which was odd haha. But seemed popular
Interesting view by Pang on why Yandle has not been picked for the US olympic team:
The ice is bigger at Olympics and the coach and management would have been looking first at who can probably deal better with the bigger defensive zone rather than pure NHL offensive numbers. Yandle sometimes can try to do too much in hos own zone according to Panger.
Also Pang believes that Yandle would be right in the mix should there be an injury.
Well, I'm able to watch now. Doesn't look like I'm missing anything.
Disagree. The level of fight and effort has been fine, the goal against was a slapshot that Smith never saw.
Defensive zone breakouts are a problem. They're predictable. STL is sitting on them tonight and has generated at least 4 turnovers before we've gotten to our blue line. That isn't going to work. That plus the shot blocking tells me how well-drilled STL is ... they've clearly done their homework.