Alex Nedeljkovic Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire
For the third straight Pro Read session, Nedeljkovic is breaking down a rush chance against the Florida Panthers, which speaks in part to Florida being one of, if not the, best teams in the NHL at creating offense in transition, as well as Nedeljkovic’s ability to process those plays. Once again, it’s led by skilled forward Aleksander Barkov, but this time it starts as a 3-on-1:
What decisions are you making in terms of depth and positioning based on what you see?
Are you thinking pass or shot as the primary threat at this point? What about the handedness and spacing of the two attacking players would determine whether you come across on a pass on your skates or sliding on your knees? Is there anything about the way defenseman Dougie Hamilton is playing this that might change your approach to a first pass?
Now watch the entire sequence to better gauge the attacking players speed as a factor in those decisions, and see if it plays out the way you expected in terms of the most dangerous threats.
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It’s time for Nedeljkovic to share those answers himself, and see if they match yours:
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