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Bieksa: A Lot Of Differences Between Torts System And Old One

Bieksa_2013According to Vancouver defenseman Kevin Bieksa, there are a lot of differences between the system the Canucks employed for years under head coach Alain Vigneault and the one theyre currently learning under new bench boss John Tortorella.

Per The Province, Bieksa says the Canucks will play more or less a zone coverage in the defensive end now, as opposed to man-on-man pressure. So its being patient and taking care of your responsibilities.

On offense, Bieksa says, Were going to need more pressure on the forecheck. We played fast last year but this is going to be a little more aggressive style.

In terms of Xs and Os, the style the Canucks play under Tortorella will be interesting to watch. Because for all the focus theres been on shot-blocking, thats just one aspect.

Source: Pro Hockey Talk


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