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From Boughner to Quinn, How Have Sharks’ Systems Changed? (+)



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NEW YORK – From Bob Boughner to David Quinn, what’s changed with the San Jose Sharks’ 5-on-5 systems?

Hockey tactics guru and ex-Toronto Marlies assistant coach Jack Han provided insight after watching the Sharks’ season-opening set against the Nashville Predators.

Here’s what Han, author of Hockey Tactics 2022: The Playbook, found.

OZ Forecheck

“The last forward back (F3) retreats early to join the defensemen and form a 1-1-3,” Han noted of this Tampa Bay Lightning-reminiscent forecheck. “The two other forwards pressure the puck aggressively and interchange to maintain pressure.”

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