problems with peter laviolette
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01-22-2013, 12:39 AM
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My impression was that our defense changed from a bunch of defensively responsible guys with a little bit of offense, to a more offensive-defensmen oriented crew. And Lavi's system didn't adjust. So the Canes were giving up a bajillion goals a game.
I think he has a really good system with the right parts, but if the parts stop being right, things will go south in a hurry because he only has that one system.
That's not true at all. The 'Canes had mostly defensive defensemen in the lineup in 06-07 and 07-08. The defense was so defensive D oriented that they were using five forwards on the first unit and four forwards on the second unit for the first few months of the 07-08 season. Commodore led the D in scoring in 06-07 with a whopping 29 points.
That has to be one of the least offensively talented defenses in history. Especially when you consider Seidenberg hadn't broken out yet and Kaberle was pretty much done. On the nights where Lavi would randomly scratch Seidenberg for no reason (which happened a lot), Kaberle was our only offensive D.
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