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Re: Leafs @ Flyers - Jan. 18th, 8:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #225 on: January 19, 2018, 04:27:04 PM »
I'm still okay with Nylander's decision there. He has a straight line to skate to cut off Konecny, who is taking the diagonal or an arc to get to the middle, and just the geometry of it means Nylander will intercept if Konecny tried to make a direct play. The directives are there to reduce decision making time. Communication is available to adjust to the situation when the directive is suboptimal.

I've noticed the aggression too. I don't think it's the wrong play necessarily as I much prefer it to sitting back and waiting for stuff to happen. I will say that most of our defense don't really execute it very well (yet?) and it's certainly not without its risks. Similar to the blueline auto pinch on the cycle, there really needs to be backside support first. Figuring out when to trigger best is clearly a work in progress.

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Re: Leafs @ Flyers - Jan. 18th, 8:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #226 on: January 19, 2018, 04:54:50 PM »
Guys, if it's anyone's fault, it's Butters.

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Re: Leafs @ Flyers - Jan. 18th, 8:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #226 on: January 19, 2018, 04:54:50 PM »