Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spelling out the Habs Playoff strategy

The Habs aren’t done yet, heading into Game 4, but not following the suggestions listed below may find them in the playoff morgue.

Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarter Final between the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals goes tonight. A Washington win and I suspect we’ll see the last of the Canadiens in the Bell Centre this season, with the exception of their locker cleanout/post-mortem.

That in mind, here’s some recommendations to making it a respectable game. Just keep in mind I am not an NHL coach, nor am I an expert.

 Continue with game plan for the entire game, not just a period.

Avoid unnecessary penalties. Stay focused and out of the box.

Negate the Capitals side advantage with speed.

Anticipate any set-up plays, such as the SH one used in the Game 3.

Defend the goalies and the crease area from crashers.

Irritate within reason ie:pre-game smack talk. Get them to retaliate.

Evaluate the situation. Know which Caps are on the ice, and when.

Never give up the fight. Don’t panic, just get back on track.

Simplicity. Don’t rely on the fancy play. Just shoot the puck on goal.

I don’t think I could spell it out any easier. Puck drops at 7pm.

1 comment:

Yves said...

You've spelled it out quite well Kevin!!!