Petshark: Talking Stick
Entries with the tag: shot
Did the Sharks lack confidence through February? Well, obviously, but in what? What has been dragging them down? Have they dealt with "it" yet?
I had a thought yesterday morning, stemming from something one of the Bulls said to me weeks ago. He mentioned that the offensive game comes first for most players. They learn defense later with experience. It wasn't the first time I've heard that, but it took a while to sink in. Shouldn't shooting the puck be almost an involuntary reflex for a hockey player? Wouldn't it take a lot of un-training, or a horrible lack of confidence to suppress it?
Why would the Sharks lack confidence when they were passing the defense test with such high marks? Didn't they trust themselves yet? Were they still thinking too much?