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I am just wondering what people’s thoughts are on the importance of scoring first and building on the lead. If there is one thing I really want the Canucks to do this year and considering our lineup is to push the play and attack more aggressively. We have the guns to do it. I am just worried Green’s system doesn’t preach that or allow that. We played so many games last year from behind and scoring first was a problem. Yes they can come from behind but it changes the game if you get that first goal. Even if they scored 50% of the time first last year this wouldn’t be an issue. I would also prefer they push the play and build on their leads a lot more this year. Last year they tended to sit back and just wait for things to happen rather than control the play and go after a team. Any thoughts on this or concerns? The season hasn’t begun so I will give them time but I am just worried they are all so relaxed and about it. The great teams attack and keep on attacking.

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21 minutes ago, Canuckfanforlife82 said:

I am just wondering what people’s thoughts are on the importance of scoring first and building on the lead. If there is one thing I really want the Canucks to do this year and considering our lineup is to push the play and attack more aggressively. We have the guns to do it. I am just worried Green’s system doesn’t preach that or allow that. We played so many games last year from behind and scoring first was a problem. Yes they can come from behind but it changes the game if you get that first goal. Even if they scored 50% of the time first last year this wouldn’t be an issue. I would also prefer they push the play and build on their leads a lot more this year. Last year they tended to sit back and just wait for things to happen rather than control the play and go after a team. Any thoughts on this or concerns? The season hasn’t begun so I will give them time but I am just worried they are all so relaxed and about it. The great teams attack and keep on attacking.

The team just isn't ready to play when they get on the ice usually. They start behind the 8 ball for whatever reason (tired? unprepared?), end up taking an out-of-position penalty as a result such as holding, hooking or tripping and then getting scored on. Possibly multiple times.

 

It's been a consistent vision over Green's time here, I was hoping he'd be able to find and plug that hole but even judging by the preseason flow of play (not just the scores) he still hasn't and that's disappointing.

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Just now, brownky said:

The team just isn't ready to play when they get on the ice usually. They start behind the 8 ball for whatever reason (tired? unprepared?), end up taking an out-of-position penalty as a result such as holding, hooking or tripping and then getting scored on. Possibly multiple times.

 

It's been a consistent vision over Green's time here, I was hoping he'd be able to find and plug that hole but even judging by the preseason flow of play (not just the scores) he still hasn't and that's disappointing.

I understand before he didn’t have the tools but now he does and it seems as though he is still not getting them to play with a lot of intensity. It’s preseason I get it but would it have killed them to at least played one dominating game this preseason to show they have it in them. That’s what concerns me. A chemistry issue most likely.

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1 hour ago, Canuckfanforlife82 said:

I understand before he didn’t have the tools but now he does and it seems as though he is still not getting them to play with a lot of intensity. It’s preseason I get it but would it have killed them to at least played one dominating game this preseason to show they have it in them. That’s what concerns me. A chemistry issue most likely.

I was no fan of Willie Desjardins but his teams seemed to put in that effort far more consistantly.  They lost games because the roster was too old or unskilled.

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Playing a deep offensive high tempo forecheck sets you up for counter attacks that lead to long odd man rushes.
We got burned so many times last year.  The last few years have been ridiculous.  Adding to that has been lazy/slow defence.
What makes me mad is watching these guys slow the puck down in the corner, turn and look up ice.  So many times they get caught by the forecheck of the opposing team. Get on the puck fast, get behind the net, or make a quick play.  The coaches state that players shouldn't make the same mistake over and over.  Yet this play happens so much and burns us over and over.

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