FallenHero96 wrote:So why didn't he shoot it then?
That's a dog gone good question. Why do players pass up open or high quality shots to make yet another pass?
I've never understood that. At the lower levels of amature hockey I have to constantly work with the kids to make passes and get a better shot. At the NHL level I often see players give up a shot in hopes of getting a better quality chance.
Just doesn't make much sense to me when so many shots are scored off rebounds or deflections.
It was at it's worst on the Pens when Mario was still playing, but it's still frustrating even now. LeClairs shot last night is a perfect example.
Sure maybe he wasn't able to one-time it. Maybe the shot he got after he settled the puck wasn't as good as the moments before, but with Grahame completely out of the crease, it was still a million times better than a pass.