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10-07-2008, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by bwoar View Post
Had to bring this back as Carbo himself explains why there is not shutdown line:

from RDS
http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/261144.html



translated:



So there's a change in philosophy - you have it right from the coach.

What's interesting is at the end:



translation:



So it'll all go, firewagon hockey, back to the future. How will our defense hold up when called on? What effect, if any, do you think this will have on our defensive makeup? Or have those changes already been put through (as it seems to me)?
Not having a designated checking line doesn't mean firewagon hockey, it just means that puck control is the priority as well as making good decisions with and without the puck. If Tamguay Higgins and Koivu are on one line, you can match them against anybody, all 3 are above average defensively.

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