2013-14 Flyers Overhaul Part II
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06-07-2013, 10:59 AM
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Then how did this system manage to drag MFL to game 6 of the Finals?
The system can work if it has players who know how to play defense. Right now there aren't many players who are strong defensively. Even when they tried the whole "defensive shell" thing for a few games after the 5 day break, it was clear the forwards just weren't meant for it and Bryz still allowed weak goals.
As I said before. They stopped playing their bottom pairing. They had a HOF defender playing at an elite level. My goodness, I just looked it up, Pronger played 29:03 minutes in the 09/10 playoffs. They also had a still effective Kimmo logging massive ice time (26:38). So at virtually all times they either had Pronger or Timonen on the ice. So yeah, if the Flyers can somehow find another Pronger and add an effective Timonen replacement to go with Schenn and Coburn and just ride those 4 guys ignoring a 3rd pairing then yeah, Lavy's system is golden.
Bryz is just bad. Drop him onto the Rangers and he'd still be bad. Drop him into the Kings and he'd still be bad.
Yet you throw him on the Coyotes and he's a Vezina candidate.
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