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05-29-2012, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by dk3790 View Post
"Jacques Lemaire helped him with that when Kovalchuk got to New Jersey, but he regressed under John MacLean. The two would clash, and it once led to MacLean leaving Kovalchuk out of the lineup."

If that's true, no wonder they did so poorly with maclean.
One of the big reasons we did so poorly with Mac was because he did not allow the defensemen to leave the blue line in the offensive zone, no pinching at all that we saw a bit under Lemaire and a ton more so, so far with DeBoer and for other teams it was a 5 on 3 in our offensive zone and they got out of the zone with ease

Multiple players have come out and said nobody knew where one another was going to be on the ice and that adds to the mayhem

Thats all in the past though and it helped this organization realize changes were necessary and here we are today, 4 wins from a Stanley Cup

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