I assume by now everyone knows that i've been hating our repetitive and extreme low risk system, 100% of the plays along the boards and dump and chase and play pucks off the glass all the time, and we would only see the guys going creative when we we're trailing late in a game or something.
But in the last few games its clear Deboer adjusted the system, we we're WAY TOO predictable before. So we've seen some really nice plays and passing. Last game even though we lost the guys made so many nice breakouts from their zone and great rush and good zone entries.
We would always start from the back of the net... send the puck around the board so the winger (around the hashmarks) would ship it along the boards passed the guys on his back out of the zone and the center would have to rush to try to get the puck or the opposing team dman would just take and it and come back at us. And for our zone entry we'd either dump and chase or skate the puck in trying to get to the corner and barely try to go inside for a shot.
So all game yesterday it was clear that they changed that, guy would chip the puck to the guy inside so he can skate out with it and they made plenty of cross neutral zone passed and attacked through the middle for shots.
guys are a LOT MORE fun to watch that way. Kovalchuk was really fun to watch especially cause he was able to do more and not strictly was he was asked to do and he could play his offensive game a little bit more so he was obviously more dangerous.
anyone else noticed this?