I love Justin Bourne. He is a solid writer, has a depth of hockey knowledge that is rare in those who write about the sport and is in tune with today’s game. A few days ago, he gave us this beauty entitled “SHOOT FROM ANYWHERE PHILOSOPHY AN OUTDATED GAME PLAN“
My favorite line from the article is something I have been screaming for three seasons about the Kings and specifically Terry Murray’s offensive system.
Essentially, throwing the puck to the net against most of today’s ‘tenders, when there isn’t any traffic, is a turnover. Hopeless shots are the equivalent of dump-and-chase in today’s NHL – why are you giving your opponent the puck for free?
Sigh…sound familiar? Click on the link for the entire article.