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12-18-2011, 11:33 AM
Dennis Bonvie
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
The Devils were very good offensively in 1999, 2000, and 2001 when they moved away from the Jacques Lemaire trap. Especially 2000 and 2001 with the emergence of the A line, Gomez and Rafalski as rookies, and the trade for Mogilny. But yeah, they embarrassed Toronto in the playoffs, so they were boring.

Under coach Lemaire in te late 90s and Burns for a few years in the 00s, they were very defensive minded as a team and didn't score as much.
I agree, I think the coaching had a big influence on the Devils offensive output.

As for Toronto, when you manager 6 shots on goal in a game 6 of a playoff series in your own building, seems to me the media should have considered the Leafs the boring team.

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