Thread: Alain Vigneault
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04-03-2014, 07:12 PM
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I really, really like AV. A lot more than Torts, and I liked Torts (although I was a big supporter of his firing last season).

To me, he comes off an incredibly intelligent and confident in his game plan, while being even keeled and smart with most of his personnel decisions. I haven't really been a fan of how he's handled Miller, and his scratching of Dom Moore still baffles me, but there have been a LOT more pros to the hiring than cons, IMO.

I've seen people expressing dissatisfaction with his defensive "system", but, honestly, I feel that's more indicative of our forwards lack of defensively ability than anything. He puts an emphasis on putting pressure on in the d-zone, but I don't see him utilizing straight man to man - seems to be a good mix of zone/man. I would, however, agree that the slot could be defended a bit better, although I'm not sure if that's AV's "system" or the forwards lack of defensive ability.

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