The main guilty parties of this horrific maneuver are Alex Edler and Kevin Bieksa. I think that it is the most brutal play to watch in the Canucks' arsenal, even when it works.
First of all, when it doesn't work, you look like a complete dope. Second of all it is becoming far too predictable. And finally, you lose all your momentum entering the zone. Even on a power play, it just doesn't seem feasable to me, and is just scarring to watch.
My body literally cringes every time one of the forementioned uses this tactic. Am I wrong for feeling this way? Or am I not alone?
Actually I believe Edler and the Sedin twins use it more. Kes and Bur were doing it for a bit.. It's not too bad of a move, I'd much rather see them stop with the cross ice passes... Those are killing us with the take overs! Let's see some more defensive responsibility from our forwards and especially our D, I mean damn it's about time they stop thinking about offense.
The offense will come by itself, it's the defensive coverage that has to be necessary. We can win games even if they are low scoring, but if we are behind because of defensive errors then we're pretty much screwed. Besides, our team has a hidden offensive spike that could show up out of no where.. It's just a matter of time. I notice that Lu started falling off a hell of a lot more after the team started focusing on an offense first type of system, just saying.
Edited by Kesler's Nose, 28 January 2013 - 05:03 PM.