OffThePost.org

(Generation III)
It is currently Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:18 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: The Squash and Slide
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:26 pm 
Offline
King of Men
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:26 pm
Posts: 5897
Location: Left Field
Excellent article detailing Cassidy's approach to D......If you have an Athletic membership (which I only do for a few more weeks).

Looks like they also have a Boston writer now.

https://theathletic.com/503223/2018/09/ ... directed=1

This article in itself tempts me to renew for another year.

_________________
"How shall we, the murderers of all murderers, comfort ourselves?"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Squash and Slide
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:40 pm 
Offline
Un-Tenured Professor of Hockey
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:37 am
Posts: 20189
That's a great article--Fluto's a pretty good get by the Athletic.

I always love a more aggressive approach to defense, but I feel like that particular system mainly works because Boston has a few elite two-way forwards, and their D is pretty talented as well. Give that system to Edmonton and it'd be a disaster.

I was taught as a defenseman to go no further than my own blue line if possible, back in any further and you're just screening your own goalie. It's remarkable just how many systems and defenders in the NHL do exactly that.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group