Re: Sitting On A Lead
posted at 3/14/2013 10:04 AM EDT
In response to MeanE's comment:
In response to Chowdahkid-'s comment:
Tell us oh wise one, what is the answer ?
Since you want to name call....Listen,you wanna be, has been, beer league sieve, who thinkshe is a goalie expert. I never said that the Bruins sat on the lead, or lost the game because of the 1-2-2. Others like Red, are the ones that profess they have the only right definition and know exactly what the trap is and that the Bruins didn't utilize it, blah, blah, blah. My contention is that CJ's system is all about the 1-2-2 and that the Bruins utilize it very well to clog up the neutral zone, whether it is in the first or third period. I have already stated that it is really just semantics. The Bruins do not play an attacking style of play. They are more about puck possession, creating turnovers based on positioning, and not chasing people around in the defensive zone, instead allowing them to come to you. You can call it whatever you want. I call it a trap in the neutral zone. What happened against the Pens. They simply ran out of gas. Nothing more, nothing less. My contention this whole time is that Red is so sure of herself that the Bruins didn't trap or don't trap all that much and she really shouldn't be, because the Bruins are a 'trap" team and they are very successful with it, and utilize it most of the time. Everybody freaks out when you use "trap" because it brings negative thoughts of Devils clutch & grab boring hockey. It's not devils trap, but it is a trap. By the way, nice way to answer a question with a question, since you obviously don't have an answer. My answer to the Bruins style in the 3rd period was survival mode. They were simply trying to withstand the Pens pressure while they became increasingly gassed. The ice was so tilted that they didn't even have the chance to set up the 1-2-2 in the neutral zone. They sat back, because they had no choice but to sit back, the energy just wasn't there for them to do anything else. No big deal, hopefully Sunday will give us a better feel for where the Bruins stack up against the Pens as they are on a back-to back as well even though they don't have to travel. No excuses, it is what it is.
You are describing how the majority of teams in the NHL play. Thanks for this, but the majority of posters already know this.
In the offensive end when the puck is loose they forecheck. When the opposition has full control of the puck in their own end they drop back in the neutral zone and set up the trap.
In the defensive end they collapse around the goalie taking away the scoring areas but still pressure the puck on the outside.
It's what the majority of teams do.
Saying that Julien's system is "all about" the 1-2-2 is false. It is part of what they do. You're missing out on the forechecking part (which they didn't do very well against the Pens).
P.S. Thanks for the props on being a goalie expert. I'll take it. Btw I play defense.