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10-06-2010, 11:05 AM
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Playing with 3 Defencemen

Hi guys/girls,

I was watching a classic game on Loafs tv last night, Game 3 from the 1979 series between the Habs and the Leafs. One detail caught me; the Leafs started with a forward line of Sittler, Tiger and Hutchinson, the latter a defenceman. It struck me as odd because the Leafs had last change and the Habs started with the Gainey line, not the Lafleur line. Was this a common tactic or was this Nielsen trying to throw off Bowman?

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Didn't the Leafs once start 5 defensemen in a playoff game in the 60s?

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I was watching a classic game on Loafs tv last night,
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Good Strategy!

Got the Leafs to 2 OT IIRC. Palmy just stood on his head that game!

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