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11-20-2012, 12:44 PM
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All three coaches had different variations of the system (Larry Robinson basically used the mixed/offensive trap that Montreal used in the 1970s, while Lemaire used a more defensive version), but you're right in that they all came from the same place.
Yep, they all came from Europe.
Bowman stole both the Trap concept and the Left Wing Lock concept from teams using them on the bigger ice in Europe.
Trap from the Russians I believe (although some argue they stole it from the Finn's) and the LWL from the Swedes.
There was a lot less pressure and money involved over there so coaches could try things more readily than in the NHL and there was more of a need for zone type defenses on the bigger ice.
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