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11-06-2012, 02:37 PM
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Basically the Red Line helped define the O6 defensive tactics for forwards. From Hap Day it was passed on to other Leaf coaches. From Toe Blake thru Scotty Bowman thru Jacques Lemaire on the Canadiens.
The Neutral Zone Trap was Jacques Lemaire's contribution, mid 1990's with the Devils. Basically a simplification of the various defensive alignments to fit the short shift game.
Proto forms of the trap date back to Tommy Gorman, if not earlier. While Lemaire had his own specific form of the trap. The term is more of a general term for locking play in the neutral zone.
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