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05-18-2012, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Nalyd Psycho View Post
Explanation is simple, every team has flaws. And every team has strengths. The weak lws worked well with Kazan and Inglewood's strengths, so they beat teams with weaknesses elsewhere. It is merely happenstance that both have the same weakness.
Both of these teams represent what seems to be the new fashion in ATD team-building.

1) Draft 2/3rds of an excellent first line.
2) Draft a bunch of defensemen early.
3) ???
4) Profit.

Personally, I find it a bit banal that three out of the four semifinalists this year were teams built around this concept, but sometimes the wind just blows that way in the ATD. I think overpass deserves a lot of the credit (or blame) for the above being such a popular scheme this year.

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