Other than your use of always and never being totally ridiculous, I'm glad that Kovalchuk doesn't try 1 on 1 moves often anymore, because this isn't a 1 on 1 league. You claim to watch so much hockey - are you noticing that defensemen don't often get beat 1 on 1 anymore, unless the guy has a ton of speed?
you're missing my point there, i'm not saying Kovy should try to beat guys all the time, but do things differently. He's always doing the same thing and the only games that Kovy is really something to watch and produce is when he's going out of that system and that he's doing other stuff.
but as a matter of facts... yes im noticing guys beating dmen quite often and not that they score all the time but it's creating something or even a rebound. last game against washington... Ovechkin deked through our 2 dmen and got a shot and they scored off that rebound. on that play a devils carrier would have send the puck behind the net on the boards... see what im saying?
This. You can't expect players to "just deke 2 or 3 guys". There's pretty much no one on this team who can do that.
that's not what i meant, our guys can make pretty passes and plays down the middle we saw them doing it a few times in the last few years, but they don't go for that since they have to dump it most of the time. Or have a guy crashing to the net on a breakouts.. the guys simply dont go for those plays. And christ, when they actually try those plays it actually works pretty often. Ive been saying all year last year that the guys were not sending pucks to the net from the side, that they would only go for point shots... turns out our biggest goal of the playoffs came by sending a puck to the net from the side.
or Zajac OT goal against florida... Kovy went through the middle and made that pass, he went out of his typical play and it worked, im surprise they dont try it more often
Edited by SterioDesign, 23 February 2013 - 05:16 PM.