Because of his mascot, there seems to be no shortage of portfolios or plays on words to describe the Ducks. They might be staying floating or not being flying. And you are very happy and winning.
However, in the new Dallas Eakins coach system, there is one talk figure that just suits. There were moments of the dock movement of the Docks like herds in perfect formation, series of intrinsic passports derived as much as they derived from the add-on as a guide.
“There is a lot of room out there when you play that way,” said Jakob Silfverberg. “You try to spread them. It allows you to play more control and to enter a zone skating into it rather than dumping and turning. ”
The Ducks were not an instant shot team, adding an average of the sixth smallest shot in the NHL with 28.6 of the game entering Tuesday. But their ability to produce dizzying spells of offense produced – in which the striking puck between waves of players weaving around the ice – helped more than the expectations of the early season with a 6-4-0 start.
Full ice run sequences were included in each of the four goals that received the Ducks of Friday in 4-2 win over Carolina. Even when Calgary lost 2-1 Sunday loss, he gave them the opportunity to command dominance and chances down the stretch. During a 6-1 loss at Nashville Tuesday, it was too often missing – which left him rarely lost.
“We can do that when we come together abusively, especially with our three people,” said Eakins on Sunday. “These guys can move that puck and do some great things with it.” T
This is a declaration of the system that Eakins wants to implement. The players say that his message emphasized the use of speed and space, spreading the defenses to knock them apart.
“Dallas allows us to be patient and not to push over,” said Silfverberg. “It tells the guys who get the puck on the half boards, rather than just slap on it, take it and defend it for half the second. Look up. There is usually a lot of space on the other side. ”
That happened on Sunday's target Silfverberg.
The rush began to go on a neutral-zone between the defendant Josh Manson and the racer Rickard Rakell. Then Manson made the puck down the right wing and across the blue line of Flames. He gave life to his defense partner Hampus Lindholm in the middle of the ice, and Lindholm got the pouch to Silfverberg on the left wing with a back-hand feed.
She stretched out of place, left the Silfverberg Flames all alone. In one opinion, he collected the puck and dropped it into the job.
“It's also easier to play that way,” said Silfverberg. “You don't have to wear the chip too. You can control the speed. ”
A level of natural creativity is required. Ducks quickly have chemistry and mixed confidence to commemorate the good movement of the pockets and avail of a savvy play by defense men who are now encouraged to jump into the play.
“We now have the freedom to engage our D,” said Cam Fowler, a former defendant. “When teams have to take account of the defense men, it opens up some ice. I think the five guys on the ice would like to play an abusive role. I think it was a failure last year. It creates more time and space for our men. I think you see the result of that. ”
Eakins still wants to see his contribution, only 25 in the series are scored with 2.40 goals per game, more consistent click and more opportunities to finish. For example, the Ducks took two periods to get their rhythm against the Flames, and they didn't have much time to rally put.
“In the first period, there seemed to be a lacrosse ball on the ice for both teams,” said Eakins. “[The puck] was bouncing all over the place.”
At their best, however, the Duck can make a good look at the death of birds, allowing them to move the ice down with the synchronization of birds rising from the sky.
“It's a fun way to play,” said Silfverberg. “Most of the teams play a kind of way these days. And you create many offenses by doing so. ”