In Sports: Defense > Offense
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06-05-2008, 10:26 AM
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you cannot win a game if you don't score. A great defensive team can still lose because they don't score. The Red Wings did have the best goals for average in the playoffs. In the regular season, they were third. It's a great mix.
But I think it's also semantics. If you score and don't give up points, you win. A great defense needs to lead to very good to great offense to still win the Cup. In essence, you need a balance of good defense and good offense. In hockey, you need a good system whereby the puck moves crisply and the transition game is effective.
IMO, the better your defense is the better your offense will be....the more confidence the offense has in the defense the higher they can stay which causes more offense....the less time of possession for the opposing team causes your team to have more chances....also, a good defenseman normally can create good offense with a well-timed pass or by keeping the puck in on the blue-line...i just think the rangers need to upgrade their defense in order to increase their defense....when your best offensive players are your centers, and they have to go below the goal-line to fight for the puck because the defenseman are getting beat and cant pin their guys they get tired which cuases less offense and the fact they have to throw the puck up the boards to the wingers normally causing 2 on 2's, not the odd-man rushes that so many teams seem to get against them
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