Defensively speaking, the Canucks are massively prone to various break downs in their zone.
It gives the impression that they are being out played.
And Yeah goals are way more fun to watch.
But it's a good reality check.
The top two defensive pairings have to be better. Better to be pushed now and figure it out then when it's all on the line. (I'll add that Ballard and Tanev have shown they can be counted on)
The forwards have to play better in their zone, (especially clearing the zone).
Its a tough test for the goalies but good 'tenders benefit from being challenged.
Adversity helps you succeed. And you never know because the Canucks might have to resort to this style at times when it counts in the playoffs.
So better to see the need for improvement right away so it can be worked on early in the season. Everyone knows that how you win in the playoffs is about being sound defensively, first & foremost. Scoring goals doesn't matter if you let more in.
Edited by SILLY GOOSE, 03 February 2013 - 12:22 AM.