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04-15-2013, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingKostitsyn View Post
So I wouldn't say I ''blame'' the team for Price's unimpressive save %, more that its (partly) the result of the system. Its just like some systems are very conservative about the way defensemen plays, there is no way Subban would have a point per game with these but he could still have a great season. Just less flashy.
Well said.

Under Martin we had a very goalie friendly system - the team gave up a lot of shots but there was always players around to block shots forcing the opposing team to take lower percentage shots.

This year we play a more aggresive style that leaves the back end more exposed. This doesn't mean Price is playing well, because he's not having a particularly good season, and needs to do better in the playoffs, but the system isn't helping. It's the same reason Gorges looks so much worse this year.

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