Question is, if it is high risk, high reward, why do the Blues seem to more often than not be reaping rewards rather than getting punished for risks? Is it because the league doesn't know how to beat this aggressive style? Or is it because the Blues goaltending this year has been bailing out the team when this system gets exposed?
It's because they are really good at it, because they have speed and they have everybody on the same page playing hard. When they have that it works. When they don't, like the last few games when the effort's not been there, it doesn't work very well and they get games like they did tonight.
And Juan Timer, a 3 zone trap? Did you just make that up?
If anyone thinks the Blues play a trap, go back and watch tonight's game against Phoenix and post up even one single transition where they ran a trap on the Yotes. They didn't. They play the same system a number of teams play. They just do it better than most, most of the time.
Just because you force the puck carrier to one side, doesn't make it a trap.
On topic, I want the Nucks or the Hawks in the first round. A St. Louis series would suck.
If Chicago wins, they're fifth and Detroit's 6th right? Maybe Detroit wants another matchup with Phoenix? Although do they wanna risk meeting the Sharks in the 1st round? I'm sure Phoenix wants nothing to do with Detroit though.