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09-29-2013, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
To add to this, the version of the Trap that the Devils used when Larry Robinson was coach was much more similar to Bowman's original version than it was to Lemaire's. Under Robinson, the counterattack was heavily stressed (indeed the Devils were actually better offensively than defensively under Robinson), and defensemen were much more active in the attack.
And it comes down to a question of personnel as well. The 2000-01 Devil's had a real good mix of good offensive players with a ton of speed throughout the lineup where the '95 Devil's had a more blue collar element.

Like if you are the '96 Panther's, you certainly aren't going to employ an aggressive Trap looking for counter attacks when your top offensive player is Scott Melanby

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