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02-12-2012, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by zarley zelepukin View Post
I totally agree with both of you. Look at some of the players who we've moved over the last couple years- Carter, Richards, Gagne, Betts, Nodl, Powe- all guys who helped in the defensive zone. Talbot can't replace them all obviously, so we've got an issue with team defense now. I don't think Lavi's system is necessarily a problem, as long as you have good players in the defensive end. It's not a system like the Devils or Rangers play where team defense is a stress point. Without players who are instinctive, experienced and able in the defensive zone, you get the kind of breakdowns we've been seeing a lot of.
You need good defensive forwards in his system.

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