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08-17-2013, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Frozenice View Post
Sather's teams had structure, it's just a structure you're not familiar with and therefore doesn't exist.

Sather copied the style from the '70's WHA's Winnipeg Jets. The Jets got a whole bunch of players from Sweden and they brought their system with them.

Hull - Kurri
U. Nilsson - Gretzky
Hedberg - G. Anderson
Lars Erik Sjoberg - Paul Coffey
Willy Lindstrom - Willy Lindstrom
Kent Nilsson - Kent Nilsson
There was no system lol

A true system incorporates all three zones and the Oilers simply tried to outgun the opposition thus leaving Fuhr and Moog out to dry most nights. Bowman's teams were always among the best defensive teams due to his demand for adherence to his systems.

The comparables and their given roles that you listed are ridiculous btw.

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