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11-27-2009, 12:33 PM
nik jr
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Originally Posted by Nalyd Psycho View Post
I strongly disagree.

1. Lemaire may be able to suck the life out of a game. But Patrick is one of the games great innovators. We have a coach that can solve the trap and thus completely kill any possible advantage Winnipeg has.
teams have been able to overcome the trap and win, but no one has ever "solved" the trap. every NHL team now uses it at some time, b/c it is so simple and effective.

2. Our team is very diverse. Guys like MacKay, Tremblay and Henry can dangle. Guys like Abel, Cleghorn, Stuart, Pappin, Glass and Sullivan are all great with dump and chase.
that will help, but many teams with a similar range of skills have lost a series to a trappng team.

3. Our forward corps is generally bigger and tougher and the trap requires either a size advantage or size neutrality to work.
i don't see any size advantage for portland.

winnipeg's D corps is very big. many of their F's are big, and those who are not are good skaters.

not saying winnipeg's trap is a decisive advantage, but it is an important part of the series.

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