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06-10-2008, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Gaebriel View Post
Actually I've played both ice and roller for about 8 years now, as a defenseman. Defensive trap hockey with a sub-par dump and chase offense like the Panthers have is, and always will be, boring as **** to watch.

I've played even longer, played all sorts of systems at different levels, and playing the trap has to be one of the worst to play as a player. It's boring as a player out there, DEFINITELY boring for the fans, and when you're not getting bounces going your way, it's way easier to lose your confidence and get shutout if you play defensive/trap style hockey, because you don't see that many offensive chances or get the puck on your stick for very long. Players like Weiss are suited to a trapping game do to their good anticipation and defensive responsability, but players like Horton and Jokinen, and in the future, Frolik are not the type of guys you want in a trap system. The way the team is being set up though, it looks as if that's the identity, Martin is trying to create, with two way players like Olesz, Weiss, McLean, etc...and a bunch of other good defensive players.

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