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10-21-2012, 10:41 AM
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I don't know what defensive system Sylvain Lefebvre uses but it's terrible. And it's not just last night. All three games I've watched Dogs he has them using it.
He has both D-men vacating the slot position to pinch in the corners or on the boards or behind the net. Now I know that's not an occasional brain fart. All 6 d-men were doing it on a regular basis in all three games.
Do you seriously think he'd have every d-man pincing in the corners and knowingly leaving the crease open? You think that's his strategy?
And all 6 d-man doing it ALL THE TIME....that's way too bold of a statement. But if he did happen often...do you consider the fact that 4 out of 6 are pure rookies. So that even the vets Nash and St-Denis are at least paired with 1 rookie so that when St-Denis moves behind the net.....maybe the rookie go to? But if Nash and St-Denis went behind the net while a guy was there....well that would be a mistake so even vets are allowed to make it. But I doubt it happened often. And even if it did, well we are talking about Nash here. A guy who still has his limitations and missed a whole lot of playing time so has to be somewhat rusty. So the only guy you could use to see if that's really a strategy is St-Denis who is a competent #7 NHL'er. So if he DID it often leaving the crease entirely unprotected...well then you might have a case. But I doubt you will.
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