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12-20-2012, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post


Obviously every player is different and there are a few - very few players Bowman knew not to expect much defensively from - Lafleur especially. But if you want Galchenyuk to play center, that's not going to be acceptable.

You can't always outscore the opposition. Just ask the Washington Capitals who couldn't even get passed Jacques Martin's Habs.
It is a fact that defence wins championships. Short of dynasties like the 80's Oilers, of which will never be seen again, it requires compromise from your top scorers to play for the greater good rather than their personal stat line. The Devils and Red Wings who are the most succesful teams over the last 15 years have built their teams on defensive systems which include total compliance from their most skilled players.

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