Alain Vigneault Discussion - Part 2
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01-30-2013, 09:47 PM
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For what I described in the quote you replied to. Backing too deep into our own goaltender to name a single example, a poor play that every defenceman on our team has been guilty of this season and seasons past indicating that coaching is behind their reluctance to force the play at the blueline. I know it is intentional because to assume otherwise means that the coaches aren't paying attention. I have more respect for them than that despite what my criticisms indicate. Bowness has positive attributes, but IMO they are outweighed by the negatives. While yes, run and gun is appealing to watch, it isn't as effective as playing solid defence IMO. I have seen enough run and gun Canuck games, we need to win a championship.
I've heard the coaches criticize the D for their gap control, so they are well aware of what you're talking about. I disagree with the run and gun stuff, this has been an excellent defensive team for some time now and the stats speak to that.
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