Does Martin have a plan
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10-15-2011, 09:28 PM
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Without Tim Thomas Boston doesn't win the Stanley Cup.... clearly Julien is an idiot.
Without Cam Ward, Carolina doesn't win the 2006 Cup... clearly Laviolette is an idiot.
Without Chris Osgood coming in after Hasek had lost two in a row, Detroit doesn't win the 2008 Cup... clearly Babcock is an idiot crappy coach.
Without Marc-Andre Fleury making a cup saving stop in Game 7, the Penguins don't win the Cup.... fire Bylsma.
Julien did something Martin could not. He adjusted.
Julien is cut from a very similar mold as Martin. Julien likes to play a passive 1-4 (or a 1-2-2) just like we do. As the Bruins progressed in the playoffs, Julien sent 2 in on the forecheck instead of 1. The Bruins became more aggressive on defense, looking very much like the stifling defense that the Red Wings are known for.
Aggressive, attack the puck defense AND Thomas propelled the Bruins to the Cup victory. No way would Boston have won if Julien stayed in the 1-4.
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