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12-20-2012, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Estimated_Prophet View Post
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.
There is one way to win:

- Scoring more goals than the other team.
- Allowing fewer goals than the other team.

Both are exactly the same. Emphasizing that one zone is always important than the other is pure sloganist BS. Ultimately the system has to fit the players.

Detroit, Pittsburgh, Chicago have all recently won cups with great forwards.

The LA Kings also won a cup recently. People remember Jonathan Quick, and forget that the Kings regularly scored 3, 4, or 5 goals per game.

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