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12-10-2009, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Well, prevent defense does work in the NHL if you play it effectively as a team. There are various guises of it, but that's why the statistics fall so heavily in the favor of teams that get the first goal, lead after 2, etc.
While we agree that playing a very defensive system can be effective, I think the dramatic nature of those stats is as much a result of hockey being a low scoring game by it's nature (ergo, one score is a bigger margin, relatively speaking, than in other sports). I would also expound to say that passive, defense first systems are really only preferable on teams that don't really have the offensive talent to play it differently.

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