Originally written on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 10/2/14
(Andrew Theodorakis/New York Daily News) This is definitely going to be an interesting season covering NYR’s x’s and o’s, as coaching changes always bring about new looks and different styles of play. And while I was indeed a pro-Torts guy, I’m looking forward to seeing what AV and his staff have up their sleeves. Today we’re just going to cover even strength play, since I know these tactic posts can get a little lengthy and I always prefer brevity over anything robust. Next week I’ll focus on the power play and the kill. With that said, make no mistake. Although it has been communicated that AV isn’t overhauling the system, he is. It’s going to take a while for everything to come together, so…hold fast. Offensive Zone Strategy If Tortorella hockey could be summarized into one sentence, it would be described as skating intensive and physical. AV hockey on the other hand is really about two things: passing and overloading. Although the execution has been inconsistent and sporadic i...
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