Monday, November 30, 2015

Breaking Down the Goals Vs Brandon

Let's break down the Goals Brandon scored against the Tigers. I'm going to do this every once in a while.

1st Goal (Jayce Hawryluk From Ivan Provorov, Tim McGauley)

Scenario: Ty Schultz loses the puck by the blueline and the Tigers need to defend a 2 on 4 with players out of their proper positioning.

In this scenario the danger is having players cover each other and then communicating when to switch to proper positioning when the threat is neutralized.

Tigers in Play
Matt Bradley - Green
Ryan Jevne - Red
Ty Schultz - Orange
Brad Forrest - Not Circled
Steven Owre - Not pictured

Wheaties In Frame
Jayce Hawryluk #8
Tim McGauley) #23
Ivan Provorov - Comes in late scores the goal.

 The imminent danger is Jevne (RED)not being able to tie up #8. He is the first forward back acting as the centreman. The secondary threat is the X at the top of the faceoff circle.

First Threat Removed, Second Threat (High Danger)

This is a second or two after McGauley stop and turns around. Here Tim McGauley(bottom right) switches to the the only option he has left, stopping and finding a trailing what king (bottom left). Jevne does some great work(red) coming back and is able to cover his guy. Forrest is in good position between the puck carrier and the goalie.

 The first threat in the slot is neutralized. However here the "Triangle" is broken. The Tigers completely flatten out and give the whole high slot/point away. Schultz skates  to his position with his back turned to the puck carrier. This combined with Bradley not moving up opens up the entire high slot of the ice.

What Happens
Provorov gets the puck in the high slot and fires a shot past a screened goalie.

Not having permanent linemates likely led to confusion on where to play. Poor defensive awareness from Matt Bradley and Ty Schultz  led to a prime scoring chance where Brandon didn't have to work for it. Schultz coughed up the puck and took his time getting back. Bradley failed to anticipate a high slot pass.

 In this situation  Bradley needs to have a better awareness. As soon as McGauley throws the breaks and turns around he should be anticipating a corner pass out front from McGauley and getting ready to intercept. knowing the slot is now safe.  Jevne is the first forward back and therefore inherits the temporary centreman role.  Bradley's responsibility is now the high point.

Goal Two (John Quenneville, From Ivan Provorov, and Jayce Hawryluk) PP

 The camera cuts in late. It looks like Brandon had moved the puck around to the point where it caught the Tigers out of position.

The player circled in Red Mathew Bradley is the high point guy, but he is below the hash marks. He was previously trying to cover the guy in the slot. He comes out too late, and John Quenneville gets off a one-timer at the faceoff dot. It's too hard to judge fault solely on Bradley as I don't see what happened in the previous play, and their was quick puck movement..

Goal Three (Reid Duce From Macoy Erkamps and Tyler Coulter)
An Own goal deflection. Tough to take. We'll forgive this one.

Goal Four ( Jayce Hawryluk from John Quenneville, Nolan Patrick)
The Tigers are in good positioning at the start, however they turn to watch and fail to pick up the incoming player. The wheat king in the (top left) eventually scores the rebound. No way should he be beating a 2nd defenceman or centreman to the front of the net. (No video)


Cover the Front

Here Jayce Hawryluk walks  into the slot with all 3 Tigers watching the play and not doing anything, minus Kirichenko tieing up the first wheat king after bobbling the puck(which was the first booboo) 

This is either Schultz or the centreman's guy which looks like Sanford. One thing to note was Butcher and Sanford were playing side by side and virtually holding hands the whole play. If a cross ice pass happened up high, it would have meant lots of extra space for the wheaties to work with.

2 of the Goals the Tigers let in, never should have happened. They outmanned the wheaties down low, but made corresponding mistakes in covering their inherited areas.

I think the constant line juggling could have something to do with this, but it does appear the Tigers have troubles adapting when players are out of position or loose a battle.


stmartin11 said...

I have to say great work on this... Finally someone who is willing to call it as it happens and not with rose coloured glasses. I couldn't agree more on the goal where Schultz and Sanford were standing in the low slot... One of them HAS to take the Wheat King player out of the play. It's just that simple.

My thought on the play of the Tigers this year is simple. They are not playing Clouston's systems. It can be for a number of reasons, more likely than not is that they just do not want to play for him anymore. Changes are needed... Sean would make a good GM, why not just step back and hire a coach that can work along with Jerrid and Joey.

I can honestly say that there has not been this rough of a patch in any season for a long, long time. We as fans have been spoiled, it's that simple. But that being said how long is a fan base going to put up with this I think they are better than what we are seeing.

Anonymous said...

Some players do some dont 15 and 26 dont

TigerTurf said...

I agree with stmartin. This team is better than what they are playing by.
Their D zone awareness is lazy and poor. They have more talent on their roster than a .370 team.

Anonymous said...

Clouston isn't a good GM either. Heid, Laday trades turned into nightmares with guys who can't produce, the Hobbs ordeal comes down to the fact Clouston played Becker over him and that trade turned out horrible for the Tigers, the whole managing of the 20 year old situation this year is a complete gong show and the trade giving up our best player for a so-so defenseman. The fact this team still hasn't done anything with the size problem is amazing. No grit in the corners and they lose a ton of battles for it plus there's never anyone standing in front of the net.

Bob Green said "your roster starts with the 20 year olds" and look at ours, one is a backup, one gives up the puck and is brutal in his own zone and ther other is completely invisible when he doesn't have the puck. Leadership on this team is lack luster too, frustrating to watch game in and out and no changes being made. Tigers can't just sit with no real prospects coming and expect it to get better, the Hurricanes did that for years until finally they went out got 3 great 20 year olds and look at how fast their season changed.

longtimefan said...

Don't agree with either of you. They aren't under achieving at all. Can't win in this league with a patchwork defence made up of guys who would be 2nd pairing and lower on any other team in the league and a collection of forwards who average around 5'9". As I said previously this isn't going to be the down year moving forward. Next year will be worse with no defensive prospects on the horizon. Any 16 or 17 year old that is remotely close to being able to play should be on this years roster. The fact there isn't at least one speaks volumes as far as I'm concerned. Also, the fact that they've made three trades trying to find a second goalie tells me that's a trouble spot as well. If Nick Schneider is your guy moving forward he should get a minimum of 55 starts with a younger guy backing him up.

Anonymous said...

Overage goalies are for teams going for it. There is no reason to have a 20 year old goalie on a team that is going to struggle to make the playoffs. This year should be used to develop Schenider and a young goalie to take his place when he moves on. A 20 year old goalie (an average one as well) is just a poor excuse of a patch job and if Clouston thinks goltending was the issue he really need to be evaluated. I agree with longtime, this defense is terrible, no goalie is going to be successful with a bunch of average to below average defenseman

Anonymous said...

Out with Clouston, the owners and lets start anew aka Hurricanes!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why not bring back Scott Allen??????????? He had a GREAT attitude!!!!!!