09 October 2009
"We had a couple of breakdowns in front of our net," Colorado coach Joe Sacco said. "It starts in front of our net. But there's a lesson to be learned. You've got to keep the pressure up when you have a 2-1 lead. You don't want to sit back. You want to keep the pressure, you want to keep the forecheck going. We sat back, and they took advantage of it."I don't know why, but I really like the approach that Joe Sacco seems to be taking this season. He's got a young team, and instead of dwelling on a loss like this it's a teaching situation. I'm sure some players are going to fell like he's being harsh when he rips them privately for some god awful turnovers, but so far, I haven't seen any major coaching blunders that were too common last season.
Most big blunders I've seen have been defenders throwing the puck right up the center of the ice to a waiting opponent, which leads to a scoring chance. You can only tell a guy not to do that so many times.
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