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The guys break down how the Wild play the puck off the faceoff in Sunday night's instructional.
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He lifted out of the -- structure -- some inside it and how to play the face off -- US and especially against guys and down. And that's special guest is -- McKenzie played golf for. -- the US national team today. Think minus price interface before now works in Minnesota Wild are -- tired and yeah you can. Thanks for joining us it starts -- -- will be fighting up the faceoff lastly you let go find somebody else yeah OK maybe Erika -- what is the thing with west while he played decade and a half for. Professional hockey he -- in the National Hockey League. And now he's obviously television -- he's gonna give us some insight into second place often draw what are we gonna do. Utley was mentioning the other night that the the wild have a set play off of offensive zone face off that they've that they've done here. You see -- this play right here merits it lifts in this in the middle of along the Blue Line he's the guy who's gonna get the pass off the one time here. He gets it toward the net it was a great shot actually broke his stick but he got the puck to the front of the net and that's that was a huge goal that in that part of the game it made it job. It made the score 11 and its descent played that the wild have have used off of offensive zone face off of what we do. A national strategy you're gonna take us through particular help people wind up with what shot what handed shot and absolutely. And we'll go through it right now so we're gonna take a spot Eric is going to be one defenseman west Walton the other defensemen not going to be the center I am I'll project is that right -- Well you're right handed faceoff guy right now right now five on five normally. Five on five situations. A right handed defenseman would be on this side of the ice a left handed face guy would be on on on this side of the X. But because because Robby is a right handed faceoff guy Eric and I are gonna stay exchange spots. Robby is cal brought Jackie's right faceoff guy so Eric and I are gonna switch spots. We're gonna win the puck I'm a defensemen here -- is an offense and she was the puck they're goes right here I mean they. You gotta get that get in a couple more -- nice and quick here. Yes we ask you to tell it to -- if he can still play decent maybe -- -- -- I think that's a yes. So one more -- more quick one when they're quick ones yeah. Question for you actually -- defense meant what I wouldn't we're not playing -- when the -- back. Yeah I can't I didn't seem to. Now what does this defense and also do. Your job. Your job as a defenseman is what is is not to just stand there and watch me shoot the puck as soon as you pass the puck. Your responsibilities actually to start heading back this way because there's a chance that my shot might get blocked. Or even a -- the blitz and stick broken up. So instead he's standing down there you might as well to start taking about here so let's just we'll go through that one. -- what about and wedges that are supposed to goes well you're going rate to the net Robby hit but don't get hit yeah. Okay so that's that's what it looks like OK now. There's one downside to lining up like this teams in the National Hockey League. All -- video so. They will see that we will lineup like this so as a defenseman being on this side here and being inverted. I have to watch if -- loses the faceoff. -- loses the face off in the corner my job. Is the races thousands I can over here so that I can keep the puck in the zone okay. Because. I'm a defense and all the way up here. I -- inside the middle if you drive and and visionary line raked through the middle here. That's where the wingers got -- usually come out to me that's why I'm standing in this area here so it's gonna be harder for him to get in my shooting lane. If my cinnamon loses the puck I'm racing to the wall because they're taken off but we didn't instructional a few weeks ago we talked about cinnamon and they're strong -- And -- because that was your strong god that's why we -- ourselves. Now what's it down so well -- -- question about the downside but you lose a face up how would you. If young coaches young players at their watches which they have to be aware of when lining up where it's well. It just let it if if you lose the faceoff I have to be aware that they're Winger. Is taken off because I'm on this tough for the guys so teams do to teams teams don't they see that were set up this way. If if if I'm looking at the Minnesota -- the way they do things as soon as we lose the faceoff -- -- the puck. Not not to the Blue Line I'm telling that Winger policy or the Red Line that's -- because there's no red line anymore. And it's a lesson and that's really get a lot of odd man rushes and that's one of the negatives like my second year over here you're that much further from Melbourne. And now lawyers are going to be flying his own and it's got that nationality. That's right and I have to hit the -- our captain of the net run because if I missed the net it's good chances coming -- I let someone don't want Erica the last right now. Out fighting up I'll play good and I had and it says is get out of his wife the white gloves were glued on --