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09-27-2013, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Dactyl View Post
well yea it kind of went to **** there
I don't think Bickel will be a regular for you guys but AV's system is especially taxing on dmen and when injuries inevitably hit, you'll see him, and other guys, in situations they should never have been (Glass lining up with Kesler in the WCF, Rome on the 1st PP, etc). AV's system in Vancouver was designed to skip through the neutral zone as fast as possible so your d will be a big part of the system. It's a difficult system to learn (Hamhuis, and Garrison took an extended period of time to learn and adjust while Ballard never really adapted) so you'll see guys struggle early on. He also loved to encourage the D to pinch and be aggressive. You guys have an excellent group of dmen so I think he will try to bring this with him.

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