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05-05-2012, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by flyershockey View Post
So much of the defense comes down to system anyway. The league has turned into a transitional and defense first league. Lavi's system relies on uptempo constant attack which plays right into the hands of teams like the Rangers and Devils. They wait for you to come, create a turnover (which is bound to happen if you're going right at them all the time), and go the other way on an odd man rush. They'll either score or create a power play. You can't blame players for defensive shortcomings when their system stresses them playing on the attack at all times.

Great post.

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