NIN wrote:The Sharks want to lure the Penguins into a forecheck and then send it up ice with speed. When they do that they can catch the Penguins defense flatfooted and backpedaling. That's never a good thing with skaters like Gonchar, Scuds, and Melichar back there. The Pens have recovered nicely to that game plan but THEY NEED TO KEEP A FORWARD UP HIGH!
1. Support the forecheck.
2. Clog outlet pases and e;liminate passing options.
3. Get back in time to help the D.
The Pens must not get carried away down low with the forecheck!
Not sure where you have been for the last 5-10 years but Gonchar and Melichar are good skaters.
Yes, grace and speed, I guess I missed that. I'm not saying you need to be Nancy Karrigan to turn and go get the puck but have you seen Gonchar's gap controll? They did their homework vs. the Pens but they havent been burned yet. Gonchar played a tremendous period as a matter of fact, Melichar too. That does'nt mean they are suddenly fleet of foot.
Of course I hope you were kidding.