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06-05-2012, 08:41 PM
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Defensive zone strategy. They do not attack the puckholder, they collapse in front of the net and try to block shots instead. This allows the guys on the point a ton of time to set up and tons of room to shoot. In the Devils series it bit us in the ass because of the number of times the Devils scored on deflections. And the sad thing is that the Devils have terrible shooting defensemen.

The reason Torts didn't change it up was because the Rangers did that the entire season, and it landed them the #1 seed. On some level, I do not blame him for not changing because if it ain't broke don't fix it. But the problem was that it was broke, and Torts didn't adjust. No way in hell he should be fired, but he has to modify and adjust his strategies a bit more when things aren't working, aka be a bit less stubborn.

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