When to dump, when to carry


"You get a couple pucks in deep behind their ‘D’ early in a game, you run them through the boards, they get a little more tired, they start to cheat back a little more and it makes entries easier as the game goes on," Yeo said. "This season, we want to attack with more speed, enter as much as possible, but if it’s not there, we have to be smart, too, because I don’t want to turn the puck over either."

That's Mike Yeo talking about being okay with dumping the puck in early, while still preferring a possession (carry-in emphasis) game overall. None of this is new, but might be more prevalent since the league cut back on obstruction/hooking freedom. In the full story, Zach Parise talks about unlearning the dump-heavy teachings he got in Jersey.