The Mayor of Dewitt
- Aug 15, 2011
Personally I'm a fan of the faceoff even though a single player can takeover the game. It's always interesting to me how coaches prepare for a guy they know they can't beat. Danowski did a great job making half time changes against Denver when they had Baptiste.Faceoffs were eliminated in the second quarter, with goalies kickstarting restarts in a similar fashion to basketball. In the third quarter, the ball was dropped by the referees to mimic a hockey-style draw.
Thought this was an interesting experiment. The faceoff and possession has a big impact on the game (our loss to Duke in the title game) and I think it is interesting that the PLL is willing to think outside of the box. The response I saw on Twitter was mostly negative (what a shock...negativity on social media). Change is never easy but I think that the game might need to think about the faceoff moving forward and what better way to test the waters than in an exhibition game.
Did anyone here have any thoughts on the changes that were implemented??