Thread: PGT: #11 wins it!
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02-28-2013, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Prallchengher View Post
A coaching change would be required though. The "Trap" is not what we are playing now.
Not how they are playing, but the Martin era group had similar levels of puck control. A lot of that is simply team talent as opposed to system. Martin's style didn't take off until Subban and Pacioretty, who are puck control monsters, joined the fold.

Ironically, it was actually of a much higher event nature than Therrien's team. Habs play more aggressively now, but the net result is actually less goals for either side compared to under Martin. That actually shouldn't be so suppressing, Martin favoured using the trap as a counter-attack strategy to produce offensive rushes, which is how those trapping Otttawa and New Jersey teams were strong in scoring despite playing "boring, trap hockey."

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