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It’s time to say goodbye to dump and chase and emphasize puck possession

I’ve always been the kind of person to ask “why”. I tend to not just accept things as they are presented to me, but rather, I’d like to understand the nuances behind whatever it may be. I apply this same questioning to the game of hockey; and of late, particularly why the Flyers, and the game of ice hockey in general, can’t seem to rid itself of dump and chase and strongly emphasize puck possession. If you know me personally, you know that I’ve played roller hockey my entire life, into my young adulthood. I played ECRHA and AIHL hockey, …

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Point/Counterpoint: Puck possession versus dump and chase

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kevin C and…Kevin C… debate the more effective style of play, puck possession or dump and chase. The Hobbit is coming out soon and I recently saw Andy Serkis on Colbert, and I thought, “I’m going to debate with myself; Gollum versus Smeagol style”. So I hope you’re prepared for some absurdity as I take on my alter ego from my college roller hockey days….Lloyd. Point – Lloyd: Puck possession is everything in hockey. So maybe …