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06-24-2013, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Guess What View Post
They shouldn't regard it as falling back. Playing defensive hockey is extremely important unless you were on the 80's Oilers. If they retain the defense they learned from previous coach Torts, and employ a more refined version that helps the rest of their game with AV, they're good.
Good point and it really is no cliche that defense more like is the foundation for offense.

But we should remember a couple of things.
-Just as defense is the foundation for offense, offense is the foundation for defense. We were not good defensively under Torts. We often gave up a ton of shots and we always had a ton of breakdowns.
-We were good a getting into shooting lanes.
-We were very good at defending against/on the rush (we often failed at getting the puck deep/just gave it away and it was on those breaks in the neutralzone that we gave up alot of breakaways, but we defended really well once we got the puck deep).

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