System Sheets: Unusual Defensive Schemes
Is different better for PHI, LAK & FLA?
One question I often get from hockey fans is “why do most team play alike?”
Whether it’s the 1-2-2 forecheck, the five-tight defensive-zone coverage or the drop pass on the PP breakout, there are clear industry standards among NHL teams.
Industry standards are boring but they work.
Below I’ll briefly cover three exceptions to the rules. These defensive out…
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