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04-12-2011, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill Ladd View Post
Not to mention, Bergeron was on a 30 goal, 70 point pace in Jan/Feb. It sure didn't seem like the system was a problem then. Or when he won player of the month honors in January... IMHO, the reason Bergeron didn't put up 70 is because he went 0 for 7 in March and 0 for 3 in April. Blaming the system just seems like an excuse.

And fwiw, I don't begrudge folks who miss that attacking, fire-wagon style of hockey. But IMHO, the only team in the league that plays that way anymore is Toronto. Pitts/Wash/Van/Chi.. they all trap. And I'd describe the B's as a two-way, puck-possession team. I think they aspire to be like Detroit, only they're not there yet in terms of talent (and like to mix in more physical play).
This is a very good assessment, kudos Bill

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