Ep.388: Making Necessary Adjustments

Jack Han joins the show to discuss adjustments the Leafs are trying to make this season to finally get over the hump, getting the most out of your players with your team’s tactics,  how to use video and analytics together to paint a more complete picture, and a variety of other topics. Other things we talk about in this episode include:

  • Changes Leafs have been trying to implement
  • Neutral zone schemes to get in control of the game
  • Pace, defending leads, tightening screws when needed
  • Actively seeking out higher quality shot attempts
  • Coaches making things easy on their players
  • Tampa Bay’s creativity in the offensive zone
  • What makes the Islanders so effective
  • Darryl Sutter’s instant impact on the Flames
  • How dump and chase can be effective in 2021
  • Why forechecking can be so difficult, yet so simple
  • Importance of pre-scouting opponents this season
  • A team’s in-house metrics vs. public ones
  • Jets defensive numbers, how much is avoidable
  • How to get the most out of video and analytics

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