Originally written on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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Now, I know what you're thinking, but the worst play in hockey isn't simply letting Brett Lebda on the ice. Everyone always talks about a few killer plays in hockey: bad turnovers, stupid penalties, or a bad pinch.  Yes, these all suck, but usually they involve a screw up or an unintentional mistake. No, the worst play in hockey is one that I see all the time as a goaltender and it almost always comes back to bite the team in the ass.  Fly past the jump to find out. This play is as follows:  The decision, when a forward or defenseman has a puck in the zone, usually by the boards, and decides rather than to get the puck out of the zone, to circle back into his zone to find a better play.    Here, I made some excellent paint examples to show you what I mean and my paint skills.  First, the puck is passed from the defenseman to the winger as most normal breakouts occur.  Now if the center is covered, the right play here is to get the puck out of the zone, no matter what.  That's t...
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