HABS Playing Sloppy Hockey

The Canadiens are playing like coach killers in Montreal the last few games. A breakdown of game video reveals sloppy play in all three zones of the rink. The following is a list of errors revealed on game video from #TLPFBreakdowns:

  • Bad line changes,
  • Not defending the blue line and entry into the Defensive Zone,
  • Getting caught three forwards deep in the Offensive Zone,
  • Bad D pinches in the Offensive Zone by the strong side defenceman,
  • No pressure in the defensive zone, playing a passive 5 in the box,
  • Too much stick checking and not enough body first play,
  • Poor defence of the Neutral Zone.

Claude Julien has his hands full with this group. It is time to buckle down and start paying attention to details with this group. The players need to take responsibility for playing a better brand of hockey. The mistakes being made wouldn’t be acceptable in most major junior rinks around the country.

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