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12-05-2008, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by vanylapep View Post
Why boring?
You mean the Devils? They were notorious for their trap defensive style and Brodeur in the net. That's where Jacques Lemaire got his defense-first reputation. Like Tricolore#20 said, they were too disciplined to rely on the powerplay to get offense against them. They would just score a couple to get the lead and strangle you to death.

I don't think it still applies as much anymore under Sutter. I'm not very familiar with this year's version of the Devils so I may be mistaken, but it seems to me the new coach opened up their game a little and let young guns like Parise and Zajak fly instead of just relying on Marty to win 3-2 or 2-1 games.

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