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09-23-2013, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Off Sides View Post
Fair enough, yet when the team is trapped in their own zone playing that style, they are not ever going to have the energy to go up ice. They have to change lines or at least the defense, so it's what we saw, chip/stretch/tip/dump change.

They need some sort of hybrid system, yes collapse and block shots need be, dump the puck if they are tired, but that can not be their only plan. It just allows for the other team to dictate the pace until they find a way to get their version of Krug open, especially if that team also has a Boychuk and Chara type also blasting away.
Sure. Easier said than done though.

I think Tortorella was so married to the idea that his players weren't offensively skilled that his collapsing defensive game became more and more of the gameplan over the years.
The truth is somewhere in the middle, but I think Tortorella's perception of the roster trumped Sather's when it comes to reality.

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