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02-16-2011, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by McNasty View Post
Not necessarily, the one guy is back almost at the crease. As Bill Clement said the best way to counter it is to get a lead, and sit back there like they did last night.
I liked Lavi's approach. Set up two forechecking forwards at center ice, start a puck carrier from the D zone, and then have the other forwards block 2 of the 3 guys at the opposing blue line, puck carrier only needs to get by one more guy before the whole team suddenly has the zone and can start cycling. Difficult to execute, but it should work every time until the opposition stops friggin trapping.

The Lightning have given up more goals that any of the other top 8 teams in either conference, so it's not like it's a magical defensive tactic. It looks better now that Roloson can stop some chances when teams do start cycling, but once we had the zone it was obvious that Tampa's D is not that good. Guys like Bergeron and Kubina are offensively gifted and this trap hides their defensive shortcomings and useless bums like Randy Jones well... for a while.

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