A quick look at David Quinn’s defensive zone structure

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cheapest viagra jelly Last night was the first look we got at David Quinn’s Rangers. Pat had done some wonderful breakdowns of his games at BU (here, here, and here), which are definitely worth the read if you haven’t yet. This is the NHL though, and some adjustments were expected. With so little time spent at even strength, it was tough to get a long look at what Quinn will run. We did get some glimpses, though.

isoptin 240 mg pret At even strength, it looks like the Rangers will play a bit of a 2-1-2/2-3 zone. While the forward play is still a little bit of a question for me, the defense play has been pretty clear. Maybe it’s because that is what I was focusing on last night.

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http://resfebertravel.com/costco-price-for-aciphex.html For the two defensemen, it’s a pretty clear traditional hockey system. The strong side defenseman will follow the play by either:

  • Taking the puck carrier,
  • Taking the strong side man in front, or
  • Going to the corner/behind the net when the puck is there.

http://nucleosws.com/lincocin-500mg-dosage.html The weak side defenseman will in turn take the man in front on his side. If there is no man there, he will continually keep his head on a swivel and park himself there. That’s a welcome change from the man coverage and the running around the defensive zone.

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nicotinell 7mg ativan Here’s what I’m referring to. It’s a clear 2-1-2 here. Based on where the puck is (high), you have two guys covering the point men, with two guys covering the men low. The center is covering the high slot. This does look like man coverage, but you can see it’s zone as the play develops and guys move around.

oxytrol patch buy Watch how the Devils rotate and skate through the zone. It’s not man coverage for the Rangers. If you noticed, Neal Pionk picked up Taylor Hall from behind the net, but released him at the top of the circle. Cole Schneider recognized this and stayed back. When Pionk released, he drifted back to the slot, with Schneider slowly moving to the boards.

enter Now this isn’t the perfect display of defense at even strength. Tim Gettinger didn’t even try to get in the way of the player cutting through the zone to the front. When Hall gets his shot on net, the Rangers outnumber the Devils low, but there is still a scramble. They also get beat to loose pucks and Schneider actually winds up behind the net. Part of this is adjustment to the system, and another part is the players on the ice.

buy diovan 160 mg As for the PK, there wasn’t much to analyze. It’s a standard diamond/box rotation. There are two differences though. The first is the defense positioning, which is the same at even strength.

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http://powerhouse-uk.com/pamelor-25mg-xanax.html The second is on the forecheck. Alain Vigneault ran a 1-1-2 forecheck on the PK, aimed at disrupting the breakout in the OZ and then in the NZ. Quinn’s Rangers are more conservative, playing a 1-3 forecheck, loading up on the blue line to prevent zone entries. This is what led to Lias Andersson’s goal last night, pictured above.

finast 5mg tab I’m hoping to get better looks at Quinn’s systems over the next few games. Look for a much more in depth look next week.

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3 thoughts on “A quick look at David Quinn’s defensive zone structure

  • Sep 18, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    http://www.mercymotors.com/indicação-diclofenaco-sódico-40mg.html Nothing like working on the PP for the 1st time the morning of a game when it winds up with 13 man advantages. You can only watch so much video over the summer to take in concepts, puts the new coach behind the 8 ball early. Ahhh, the CBA. It is what it is.

  • Sep 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    ditropan er 10mg wirkung AV seemed to always want to play the fast game, even when he didn’t have the fastest players. Quinn seems to be simplifying this, which is probably a good thing for a young team.

    On the PK, use one guy at the redline to push the play one way, then line up at the blue line to complicate zone entries.

    Play a typical zone D that covers for each other and (hopefully) doesn’t hang your goalie out to dry by covering the man in the slot.

    Quinn may be a new NHL coach, but he knows hockey systems. He just needs to figure out when to take it from step A to step B. Probably not after 3 practices.

  • Sep 19, 2018 at 6:51 am

    >>At even strength, it looks like the Rangers will play a bit of a 2-1-2/2-3 zone.

    Kip says “Yes!”

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