What’s the goal of every team that tries to defend a great offensive player? You hear it time and time again: take away that player’s time and space.
It only makes sense then, that players on offence should try to create more time and space for themselves.
“The idea here is do the things you do, as a player, create time or cost time? Do they create advantages for you or for the defender? Any movement in a new direction needs to create advantage,” Malloy said.
Seconds saved are seconds earned, according to Malloy, in order to make higher percentage plays with the puck.