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05-29-2013, 05:03 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Guy Boucher is also an option. Don't know if I can take another defensive system though.
Actually, we have dissected this ad nauseum on our board. Boucher is not defensive oriented at all, quite the opposite. The 1-3-1 gets a poor rap due to that one game against Philly but keep in mind what he had to work with. Tampa's defense was (and still is) putrid, as was their goaltending. Suffice it to say, the Rangers don't have that issue.
This vid covers the 1-3-1 very well.
That said, Eakins seems ideal for you guys given his reputation with youth.
As for AV, he has similarities to Torts. While a good coach and certainly able to make a defensive system pay dividends with the right roster. My biggest criticism to him is stubbornness. Once the man has a set focus, he will rarely deviate, to the point of failure. He also has a tendency to force players to play his system in lieu of adapting it to benefit their skillset. That is the primary reason you never saw Garrison on our first unit powerplay. AV forced him into a defensive role and continued to roll Edler. And god help you if he finds a favorite pairing because, again, he will stay with it for ages.
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