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06-27-2013, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by RCola88 View Post
Shake your head all you want, but Trotz sticks to one thing. He is a phenomenal coach but it shouldn't always be like that. The Predators and Coyotes of the game will be tough to play with but will never beat a team like Chicago with a one system team.
Actually, Trotz doesn't. The simplistic "Trotz sticks to one thing" argument crumbles the second one bothers to look at history. Post firesale, there was a concerted defense first mindset because the roster lacked the talent to do anything else and remain competitive. The couple years prior to the firesale and 2011-12, the team played a more offensive style. Actually, there was a month this past season when the Preds averaged over 3 goals per game, losing the majority because the defense lacked.

Never beat a team like Chicago? 4-1-1 against them in 2011-12. Then 0-3-2 this past season. 3-3-0 in 2010-11. Recent history doesn't support your definitive statement that the team can "never" beat a team like Chicago. The same goes for a team like the Wings.

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