Dynamo Minsk head coach Craig Woodcroft spoke about the upcoming KHL regular season match with Severstal Cherepovets.
“We understand how important each game is. We are in good physical and mental health. I think that this week’s matches will show how ready we are for the playoffs.
It will be a battle, a four point game. Two teams are on a par in the standings. We know that Severstal is a fast, young and hungry team. Plus, they are very disciplined. We will talk with the guys about how to play in their own zone and the opponent’s zone, how to control the puck, what needs to be done to win. There will be war on the ice, and we are ready for it.
Artem Demkov thinks that there won’t be many goals and bets on Dynamo to win with a score of 2: 1 or 2: 0? In every game, components such as execution, desire, skill and discipline of the players are very influential. These will be the main factors today. Perhaps Artem Demkov is right. We’ll see.
Will the power play improve with Brennan Menell’s return? Brennan has good skating, good first gear performance and puck control. He helps the team to leave the zone when playing in equal compositions. Most of us will have two new brigades, Brennan in one of them. For the last couple of days we’ve been working on new power play tactics that no one else has seen. I think we will be able to surprise the opponent, ”the club’s press service quotes Woodcroft as saying.