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06-11-2008, 12:09 AM
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zeroG
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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 agree completely with rgcp. the panthers really do not play a trap, first of all. second, dump and chase is not defense. third, and beyond your point (and perhaps, understanding), EVERY team must dump the puck in at times.

and, to underscore the point rgcp made, i was there for every playoff game in 96 and it was NOT boring. think NJ fans would give up their cups? think they enjoyed their runs? good defense doesn't necessarily mean trapping. in fact, you need look no further than this year's cup to see a masterful and enjoyable defensive performance; yes, the difference was the wings' defense. furthermore, defense is fun to play when you are playing as a team and playing well.

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