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11-27-2012, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Origins of the LWL are strongly linked to the 1970s Czech National Team's efforts to counter the distinct Soviet attributes.

Also of note that the early 1970s were before the various changes to the offside rules, touch-up, delayed, intentional and the rules that counter freezing the puck along the boards and other tactics that facilitated the neutral zone trap to the detriment of the one and two forward forecheck.
True, the LWL was basically designed to counter the strengths of the Soviets.

Fred Shero showed how a properly executed trapping system could embarrass the Soviets though.

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