They need to play the body, they need to clear the crease. They need to tie up the sticks of guys in good scoring positions waiting for a pass. All of these things are not happening, long after the opposition gains the zone. They need to get PHYSICAL!!!! Without Pronger, the D AND forwards could get parts in the Nutcracker on Ice show. The forwards also have to get back there better than they are. All too often the forwards let the puck go to the defender so they could look for an outlet pass but then the defender doesn't win the battle and the forward is now nowhere near the play to be of any help.
Posted on Oct 28, 2011, 8:08 AM from IP address 22.214.171.124