Watch Jake when he is without the puck it’s alarming how he has zero sense on what to do, where to go when without the puck, a real lost cause at anticipating the play. He is never involved in cycles because of it. Early on one of the strangest habits of Jakes that stood out for me was when we were in the O-zone, while his linemates would be cycling down low he’d back up all the way to the blue line with his defenceman watching his line mates cycle, completely removing himself from the cycle with the opposing team between him and the cycle, it was so bizarre to me, he actually still does it - removing himself from assisting in maintaining puck possession, he such a clueless hockey player, it astounds me he’s made it this far5thhorseman wrote: ↑Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:20 amI'm onboard with that. Benning has built a team with character, and sadly Jake doesn't have that. He's just a passenger.
Possession typically dies on Jakes stick. One way to quantify hockey sense is with puck possession - how often does possession die on ones stick.
Let’s face it, Jake is an imbecile. What kind of NHL Player moron goes to a jam packed night club a couple weeks before entering a quarantine bubble with your NHL compatriots, or at least have the wits about you so not to get your photo taken. Send him to the pastures. Get a bucket of pucks for him for all I care
Jake could actually overcome his lack of hockey sense and be useful by rolling up his sleeves, using his size and speed, taking the body, causing mayhem but he thinks he can play a thinking man’s skill game when he can’t, it’s so frustrating. Park the brain because you don’t have one, Jake
Jake “I want to be that player the other team hates”
Hey Jake, here is a clue, it’s free advice, it’s not the other team who’s skin you’re getting under, In fact they love you, don’t change they say, it’s your own team that doesn’t like you. Wakey wakey Jakey.