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Have we changed style?

Postby pekkasteele on Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:11 am

So, now after 2 games, have anyone noticed a change in our game plan?

One can think that after the Philly series last playoffs, we should change the style a bit?

Have you noticed any difference?
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby rgj on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:17 am

Looks kinda the same ...... 1st period: guns blazing, score goals, 2nd period: play even, let them score one goal, 3rd period: hang on for dear life.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Froggy on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:20 am

I think 2 games after a long off season and no training camp is too early to tell anything about our system
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby pekkasteele on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:41 am

Froggy wrote:I think 2 games after a long off season and no training camp is too early to tell anything about our system


Yea probably to early for a deeper analysis, but interesting to see if there are some early notes of change.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby mikey287 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:55 am

The forecheck isn't always set to "full blast" we 'trapped' (dun, dun, dun...) through most of the third period against Philadelphia, not uncommon when protecting a road lead. I see more instances where if the forecheck isn't there (maybe after a line change, for instance) we'll set up in something of 1-2-2. Again, though, it's a little early to tell considering these are still "warm up" games and they were both on the road.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby nape on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:08 am

No chance. Not enough time to make any changes let alone a massive one like the system.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Three Stars on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:36 am

If we did, does that mean that the coaching staff are not blithering idiots?
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby CERV96 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:47 am

I have noticed a change in Martin and Orpiks play. That's about it. I just hope when Sid and Geno start scoring goals the rest of the team does not fall asleep and leans on them.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Eismann on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:57 am

Change in Style? Funny you should ask...

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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Azkar on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:07 am

I think I heard on pens hotline or something similar that they DID make changes to the puck retrieval system, at least in WBS. If I remember correctly they were talking to an AHL D man about the adjustments.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:10 am

I'd like them to pick up some of Lundqvist's style.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Mongoose87 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:12 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I'd like them to pick up some of Lundqvist's style.

Leaving the ice after getting hung out to dry?
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby littlemoonboot on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:15 am

From what I saw (admittedly just off and on) there seemed to be more simplified play like Crosby said -- less cutesy crap, not trying to be too fancy with the puck.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:19 am

Mongoose87 wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:I'd like them to pick up some of Lundqvist's style.

Leaving the ice after getting hung out to dry?

I was thinking more along the lines of Tiger of Sweden.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Gaucho on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:25 am

Three Stars wrote:If we did, does that mean that the coaching staff are not blithering idiots?


No, it only means they can't make up their mind.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby darkstar57 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:02 am

the fowards are also playing deeper in the dzone. One of the hallmarks of our downfall last year is the forwards where higher in the dzone, looking to get the puck and transition quicker.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby columbia on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:06 am

Three Stars wrote:If we did, does that mean that the coaching staff are not blithering idiots?



Does this mean you're not reviving that thread on Bylsma's ego?
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby RisslingsMissingTeeth on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:07 am

darkstar57 wrote:the fowards are also playing deeper in the dzone. One of the hallmarks of our downfall last year is the forwards where higher in the dzone, looking to get the puck and transition quicker.


Yep. It was funny during training camp to hear HCDB talk about this system where the forwards set up on the low side board when trying to bring the puck out and then watching the Pens do it every single shift the whole Flyers game. It really seemed to work wonders.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Three Stars on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:12 am

columbia wrote:
Three Stars wrote:If we did, does that mean that the coaching staff are not blithering idiots?


Does this mean you're not reviving that thread on Bylsma's ego?


Well, I would, but Bylsma's ego means that he won't allow me to make the obvious thread adjustment. :pop:
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby penmyst on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:54 pm

Have they changed style? Can't tell much from 2 games.

What was noticeable though was that there were plenty of Pens working inside their own zone, better movement as a team OUT of the zone, and a glaring lack of opponent players breezing through the Pens D zone unmolested.

So, more of an effort thing than any style changes.

Could have simply been matching up ON THE ROAD against two top teams that caused them to hunker down and play more responsibly.

Let's see how this pans out as the schedules works in some bad teams.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Admin on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:57 pm

FWIW, the Rangers broadcast team mentioned the Penguins were planning on putting more emphasis on getting shutouts this season.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Gaucho on Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:00 pm

Admin wrote:FWIW, the Rangers broadcast team mentioned the Penguins were planning on putting more emphasis on getting shutouts this season.


So the season is an utter failure so far?
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Guinness on Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:24 pm

Gaucho wrote:
Admin wrote:FWIW, the Rangers broadcast team mentioned the Penguins were planning on putting more emphasis on getting shutouts this season.


So the season is an utter failure so far?


This was going to be my response as well. 2.00 team GAA isn't exactly staking out uncharted territory at this point.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby Three Stars on Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:48 pm

That explains Crosby and Malkin's goal stat lines. They're putting a greater emphasis on getting shut out.
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Re: Have we changed style?

Postby sil on Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:58 pm

Three Stars wrote:That explains Crosby and Malkin's goal stat lines. They're putting a greater emphasis on getting shut out.


:thumb:
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