problems with peter laviolette
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01-22-2013, 02:02 PM
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^ I think that's exactly what wallym said...the implication being the "adjustments" not taking place in spring/fall of 2008 when the more offensive-minded D was present.
But the start of 08-09 was really no different than the prior two seasons. The implication was that Lavi failed to adjust to the switch to more offensive D caused the team to allow a "bajillion goals", when really they were no worse defensively than the team was before under Laviolette. They allowed 2.84 goals per game in those 25 games, compared to 3.00, 3.02 and 3.15 the previous three years under Lavi.
Even if that was the case (team allowing a lot more goals because of failure to adjust to offensive D), certainly we can agree that it wasn't *just* the 08-09 season that got Lavi fired and that the previous two seasons played a large part?
Lavi's teams were allowing over three goals per game for a three year period with the vast majority of that time coming with mostly defensive D, then JR switches to more offensive D and they actually allow *less* and yet it's the presence of offensive D and Lavi's "failure to adjust" that caused the problem? Maybe Lavi's defensive system just sucked to begin with.
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