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04-10-2012, 11:52 AM
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KeithBWhittington
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Originally Posted by Crede777 View Post
Howson needs to go because he is 3 years behind the trend.

He went with "Hitch hockey" (clutch and grab trap play) when offense-first (think Caps / Chicago / Philly) was most effective. Then he switched styles now that Hitch hockey (Kings, Blues, Bruins) is most effective.
This isn't just a Howson thing, its a bluejackets thing... MacLean tried to go small and skilled out of the gate when the league was full of Hitchcock teams then decided to go big and slow after the new rules and the lockout.

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