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01-05-2009, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Melrose_Jr. View Post
I wouldn't say it was decision that put the franchise in a grave. The Devils are essentially built upon the same theory and have proven how effective it can be.

The problem is that the strategy is at odds with the theory. This group is effective when they pressure the puck, create turnovers, then turn them into transitional chances, but they rarely do it. Instead, they play this stand-around, safe, positional style that Colton Orr can execute effectively enough despite a relative absence of skill and speed.
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