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04-08-2013, 12:23 AM
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Therriens system:

Speedy 1st line
Speedy 2nd line
Speedy 3rd line
Speedy/Gritty 4th line
Speedy Puck Moving Dman

Roll all four lines at full speed, aggressive puck pursuit and have your D pinch in the offensive zone.

This is pretty much the Habs system.
The key factor is speed, and using that speed to wear out bigger/ slower teams. However, speedy usually means smaller players, so you'll notice that when the Habs hang back (trying to protect a lead) they get outmatched physically and have trouble getting out of their zone.

Since this high tempo system is very taxing on your players you need to roll 4 lines to be effective. That's why you never see the habs get bigger slower players or goons... they just don't fit in the system.

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