Nowadays, with the premium placed on protecting the defensive zone, a premium demanded by every successful coach in the NHL today, it’s harder than ever to score.
So coaches work on scoring off the rush, which is rare. Coaches work on getting shots through from the point and then attacking the spray, which is less rare.
For Jay Woodcroft, Head Coach of the Edmonton Oilers, creating offence from the cycle is an underrated component of the game, that with the right players, can pay huge dividends in your team’s game. The key to finding that offence for the coaching staff in Edmonton is establishing inside body position.
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