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09-20-2003, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by thome_26
Ya, with Rafalski, Neidermayer, and Tverdovsky (who's value was wasted by my hero Burns) Why not put three guys out there! Those three are all EXCEPTIONAL skaters and GREAT puck movers.
Perhaps that what Burns thinks. And he ended up with the worst powerplay in the league as a consequence.

Burns teams never had good powerplays though. At least not relative to the talent. The same can be said for most of the defense-first coaches out there. With the notable exceptions of Lemaire and Martin ... who out of the blue shifted philosophy a lot last year.

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