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08-29-2011, 02:33 PM
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Talks to Goalposts
The Leafs seem to have made a habit of continuing to go for more goals after getting a lead unlike most teams that will strive to play low event (fewer chances for and against) hockey when they've got the advantage. This has tended to inflate their offense at ES at the expense of defense and can often result in blown leads.
In Wilson's defense, if he doesn't trust his blueline's zone coverage (and that's not an unreasonable opinion to have given his personnel), he may think he needs the scoring and the offensive puck possession more than the low-event. Perhaps a reaction to Burke's emphasis on hitty D-men as opposed to skilled or positionally sound blueliners.
Or he might believe in the "keep going at'em" spiel that other coaches preach to the media but don't practice. That only makes sense though if your expectation is for a positive goal-differential and given the Leafs' talent level that's an iffy proposition against a lot of teams.
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