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10-07-2013, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
It was Berube who helped implement it. Laviolette used it as a last resort.
Yeh, that is what I remember hearing, but Paddock and Berube both being the guys behind/involved in it.

It made an AHL D look decent at an NHL level. And frustrated opposition and gave our forwards more time. The other D could not cheat on a 1-3-1 as if they did they did and the Flyers D man got past the first guy it was basically a scoring situation for our RW or LW if the dump/pass was good, so they had to spread the D and move one closer to the wall. A 1-3-1 should really not work without a red line, you basically have to cheat on D and hope for perfect discipline and few bad bounces... unless you have perfect personal, a great puck handling goalie... and are basically allowed to interfere on every play. (So the Devils two years back.)

That was exactly how you should adjust... and similar to how Boston have played vs anyone trying to trap.

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