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The left wing lock...a system similar to what the Flyers use.
Not really. That's Lavi propaganda you're regurgitating.

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Anyway, it's also funny that the year following that coaching change to a defense oriented system Pitt allowed more goals than the previous year, and that last year they were mediocre again. So one year out of the 3 they were solid defensively. That year they lost in the 1st round.
They played defense first, and won a cup. So did Boston and LA.

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You're also confusing not getting scored on with playing defense first. If you are going to sit there and tell me that the Chicago Blackhawks were a defense first team then you have no idea what the hell you're talking about. They didn't allow goals because they had an overwhelming offense. The same way Detroit doesn't allow goals because they continuously possess the puck in the offensive zone. That's not defense dude, that's the "the best defense is a good offense."
The Blackhawks were a defense first team. Just because they have some guys who are good with the puck on their stick and flashy offensively doesn't mean they don't play defense first.

As far as the Red Wings go, you're out in left field with that drivel. They BROUGHT the left wing lock to the NHL. Barry Smith learned it in Czechoslovakia and introduced it to Bowman.

If the Blackhawks were this "puck possession" team that you claim them to be, where did they rank among the teams that year in possession time?


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You can keep clinging to the fact that you know what wins championships when the real fact is you have no frigging clue. No one knows what wins championships because its a random combination of ever changing factors.
Being good, being healthy, getting a good matchup, getting lucky, it goes on and on. Every year someone wins because of those reasons, and every year the percentage of each reason that goes into the championship formula changes.
I had to LOL at this one. So GM's and coaches go in for interviews and the owner asks, "What are you going to do to bring me a cup?"

Prospective coach or GM says, "We will hopefully be good, hopefully be healthy and hopefully get a good matchup in the playoffs, and will need some luck too."

Yeah that's all it takes.

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Defense wins championships until the Rams bring the greatest show on turf.
Yes, as a 17 pt favorite they LOST to a team that stressed DEFENSE, the New England Patriots. Since Belichick became a 50+ pass a game guy and got away from
defense first, he hasn't won a SB. He lost the last two to a DEFENSE FIRST team, the NYG

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Pitching beats hitting until the Cardnials win the World Series.
The Cardinals had the third best pitching in the postseason that year, and out pitched the Philles. Remember Carpenter in game 7 out pitching the Doctor himself in his own yard.

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You can't win without a QB until the Ravens do it.
That's the exception, not the rule. Just like the aberration in Carolina.

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You need a great goalie until Niemi and Leighton are the starters of the Cup Finals....
Another exception and not the rule. Leighton didn't win a cup, and Niemi is far better than Michael Leighton.

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The point is defense wins..sometimes, and offense wins...sometimes.
No, defense wins a large majority of the time and usually rules the day.

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There is no right way to do it, and if you think there is then you're wrong.
Besides Clarke and his idiotic "If the players play good the goalie plays good" garbage, almost every cup winner is built from the net out. That's the right way, otherwise we would have goalies like Niemi winning cups every year. That doesn't happen.

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If there was, every team would try to build themselves the way that it needs to be done, and whoever did the best job of that would win.
There are 30 GM's, and they all will never build their teams the exact same way. For starters there aren't enough stud goalies to go around. Whoever plays the best defensively, and it is almost always a defense first team, usually with a stud goalie, wins the cup.

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But it doesn't work like that. All you can do is build the best, and most balanced team you can, and hope the chips fall your way.
Yeah the Kings were real balanced. You have such love for Lavy and his pond hockey you can't objectively look at the facts, and what wins 99% of the time in this league. You can cling to the false hope that racing up and down the ice will bring a cup here, but it hasn't and it never will.

Lombardi had a plan. It started with Taylor drafting Quick, and the team was built from the net out and played defense first. That's why they have the cup.

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