Brian Strait (Claimed by NY Islanders)
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01-17-2013, 01:01 PM
Nothing Else Maattas
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Montreal, QC
What concerns me is more about the team's philosophy. It seems they want no part of defensemen who play using the K.I.S.S. method. And THIS is exactly why our defensive play looked like a train wreck against the Flyers.
I simply cannot understand this obsession with puck-moving defensemen at the expense of stay-at-home presence. You need BOTH to be successful, and every Stanley Cup winner is proof of this. EVEN Detroit had its Andreas Lilja.
We have negligible reliability on defense. When Strait played, you felt more comfortable. I don't care about his lack of NHL experience. He kept his game simple and played safe hockey.
I have no idea what the plan is on defense, to be perfectly honest.
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