Micro Analysis: Ben Chiarot is steadily growing his puck-moving game

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Micro Analysis: Ben Chiarot is steadily growing his puck-moving game
Micro Analysis: Ben Chiarot is steadily growing his puck-moving game

I can't remember which NHL coach stated it, talking about the importance of speedy transitions in breakouts, but it stuck with me: “D to D to D and out of the playoffs.” If you wait too long to get the puck out of the zone, or shuffle it back and forth too many times between teammates, you invariably will face the other team's fully formed forecheck, and your chance of breaking through plummet dramatically. Ben Chiarot has made some real efforts to abide by the Montreal Canadiens' quick transition style since joining the team. His play hasn't been without hurdles, but he is starting to become a net-positive for the team with the puck on his stick, showing abilities that weren't present at the

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