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05-04-2013, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Mess View Post
"Defense wins Championship".

Those defensemen you describe, unlike Carlyle who prefers big, physical, hard hitting, shot blocking types to decrease the goals & quality shots against, and most importantly used when killing penalties.

If you have been watching the other playoff series you would see how valuable the Marc Methot and Barret Jackman type defenseman have been.
First off, defense doesn't win championships any more than offense does.

Secondly, being big and tough does not make your team better defensively than being fast and skilled.

If you have been watching the other playoff series you'd be seeing how valuable the Karlsson, Gonchar, Markov, Subban, Letang, Streit, Visnovsky, Green, Pietrangelo, Bouwmeester, Shattenkirk type defensemen have been.

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