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02-07-2013, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Av-merican View Post
Okay, I have to ask:

1. Were the Monsters a shot-blocking team under Quinn?

2. If so, are they still that team under Chynoweth?

Reason I'm asking is because the Avs have seemingly changed their defensive scheme to a more passive, shot-blocking style. Don't know if that was mandated by the type (i.e., bad) personnel on D, or if this is just the way Quinn teaches it. Either way, I don't like it.
1. Honestly, I can't really remember. My best recollection is that they weren't, but I can't say for sure.

2. Not really. They're more of a chase the other team around the zone team. Aggressive along the boards, pressing the opposing defensemen to move the puck ASAP. One thing the Monsters do fairly well is keep the puck along the boards and under the net in the low-percentage scoring areas. It doesn't really show in their goals against numbers, but they've gotten a lot better in their own zone since November when they were downright terrible.

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