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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Jan. 18th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #180 on: January 19, 2021, 01:51:59 PM »
Invalid Tweet IDI missed this while putting the kid to bed. It is pretty beautiful in its efficiency and how hilarious Hellebuyck ends up looking. Willy picks up the fortuitous rebound, spots Tavares' signal, sells shot, and sauces a gimme for the Captain in the same motion while Vesey goes hard for the back post in case anything doens't go directly in.

It all starts with a good FO win to the strong side, everyone overloads to free up Muzzin on the weak side to shoot for chaos and make the Jets PK switch directions multiple times in rapid succession and never really get sorted out.

The one reason I replayed this one to my daughter a couple times is so she could focus on Tavares and what he does after winning the draw.
At all times he has his eye on the puck. He transitions in all motion so he's facing the puck, except for the one split second that he had to turn due to the rebound getting kicked to the right. At all times, he knew exactly where the puck was on the ice. I've been working with her on transitioning in this manner. It seems so simple but it's a skill that a lot of players lack at the younger ages which leads to missed opportunities.

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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Jan. 18th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #181 on: January 19, 2021, 02:04:29 PM »
The one reason I replayed this one to my daughter a couple times is so she could focus on Tavares and what he does after winning the draw.
At all times he has his eye on the puck. He transitions in all motion so he's facing the puck, except for the one split second that he had to turn due to the rebound getting kicked to the right. At all times, he knew exactly where the puck was on the ice. I've been working with her on transitioning in this manner. It seems so simple but it's a skill that a lot of players lack at the younger ages which leads to missed opportunities.

His off-puck decision-making (especially on offense) is so next level. He creates a lot of 'next plays' just by getting into open ice and presenting a target while he's already working on what to do with the puck after reception. He and Nylander (and Matthews and Marner) are so good at receiving the puck in stride as they're positioning for the play they want to make.
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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Jan. 18th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #182 on: January 19, 2021, 02:11:33 PM »
The one reason I replayed this one to my daughter a couple times is so she could focus on Tavares and what he does after winning the draw.
At all times he has his eye on the puck. He transitions in all motion so he's facing the puck, except for the one split second that he had to turn due to the rebound getting kicked to the right. At all times, he knew exactly where the puck was on the ice. I've been working with her on transitioning in this manner. It seems so simple but it's a skill that a lot of players lack at the younger ages which leads to missed opportunities.

His off-puck decision-making (especially on offense) is so next level. He creates a lot of 'next plays' just by getting into open ice and presenting a target while he's already working on what to do with the puck after reception. He and Nylander (and Matthews and Marner) are so good at receiving the puck in stride as they're positioning for the play they want to make.

Just like I was saying after the loss to Ottawa, we shouldn't get too up or too down this early in the season, but one thing I've noticed is the play is still sort of a mess. Quite a few times, I've seen players running into each other, or causing a loss of the puck because players aren't quite in sync yet. The pass seems to be off by a split second or the player seems to be circling in the wrong direction or at the wrong time. When this all comes together, look out.

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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Jan. 18th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #183 on: January 19, 2021, 02:20:09 PM »
Just like I was saying after the loss to Ottawa, we shouldn't get too up or too down this early in the season, but one thing I've noticed is the play is still sort of a mess. Quite a few times, I've seen players running into each other, or causing a loss of the puck because players aren't quite in sync yet. The pass seems to be off by a split second or the player seems to be circling in the wrong direction or at the wrong time. When this all comes together, look out.

Agreed. Even with the quite dominant performances over the past two games, there are still rough edges and timing issues to be sorted out. Once that's all in place, there's going to be some lopsided scores.
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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Jan. 18th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #184 on: January 19, 2021, 02:21:39 PM »
Just like I was saying after the loss to Ottawa, we shouldn't get too up or too down this early in the season, but one thing I've noticed is the play is still sort of a mess. Quite a few times, I've seen players running into each other, or causing a loss of the puck because players aren't quite in sync yet. The pass seems to be off by a split second or the player seems to be circling in the wrong direction or at the wrong time. When this all comes together, look out.

Yup. Our offense needs to be in sync with each other and with their defense pairs to be effective. It looks really bad when they're off, but kind of unstoppable when they're on. So the key will be making the sync as automatic as possible.
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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Jan. 18th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #185 on: January 19, 2021, 03:55:40 PM »
The one reason I replayed this one to my daughter a couple times is so she could focus on Tavares and what he does after winning the draw.
At all times he has his eye on the puck. He transitions in all motion so he's facing the puck, except for the one split second that he had to turn due to the rebound getting kicked to the right. At all times, he knew exactly where the puck was on the ice. I've been working with her on transitioning in this manner. It seems so simple but it's a skill that a lot of players lack at the younger ages which leads to missed opportunities.

His off-puck decision-making (especially on offense) is so next level. He creates a lot of 'next plays' just by getting into open ice and presenting a target while he's already working on what to do with the puck after reception. He and Nylander (and Matthews and Marner) are so good at receiving the puck in stride as they're positioning for the play they want to make.

Just like I was saying after the loss to Ottawa, we shouldn't get too up or too down this early in the season, but one thing I've noticed is the play is still sort of a mess. Quite a few times, I've seen players running into each other, or causing a loss of the puck because players aren't quite in sync yet. The pass seems to be off by a split second or the player seems to be circling in the wrong direction or at the wrong time. When this all comes together, look out.
It seems to me like teams that rely on skill over structure take a little longer to get going at the beginning of the season. That might help explain why teams like Toronto and Pittsburgh struggled in the playoff bubble last year while teams like Columbus and the Islanders started strong.

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Re: Jets @ Leafs - Jan. 18th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #186 on: January 19, 2021, 04:35:57 PM »
It is way easier to screw someone else up than it is to get your team to do something right together.
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