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05-13-2012, 10:18 PM
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Are the Devils still considered a trap team?

They had an excellent fore-check against the Flyers.

Some games they totally dominated by winning the battles along the boards and winning the races for the loose pucks.

I'm of the opinion that they are not a trap team, but I didn't watch many of their regular season games, just the playoffs.

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Dunno if they can or will trap, but Devils and Kings are the hardest forechecking teams left, with the best depth up and down the forward ranks.

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I'm convinced people on this board don't know what the trap is.

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The Devils will always perpetually be a "trap" team.

And if they are, somehow the trap turned in to something super exciting without me hearing about it. Still don't know where people are getting that NJ or the Kings are boring defensive teams.

Just because a team knows how to play defense doesn't make them boring. Only thing it makes them is better.

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Can people get over the "oh my god, the Devils are not playing with their same old style" thing already? It's somewhat boring and other than a plus in someone's post count it really doesn't add anything new

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The original NJ 1-2-2 trap led to horrible hockey (for spectators) for a decade or more, and led the NHL to eliminate the 2-line pass rule to counteract it.

The unintended consequence of that is the slap-breakout where a defending forward camps on the wall at center ice and when the defending team gets possession they hammer the puck at him in order to tip it into the opposing zone. Bam, 200 feet of ice gained in 1 second. And lots of high speed collisions.

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Dunno if they can or will trap, but Devils and Kings are the hardest forechecking teams left, with the best depth up and down the forward ranks.
I agree. It would be interesting to see these 2 teams go head to head in the finals.

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I agree. It would be interesting to see these 2 teams go head to head in the finals.
I fully expect it and think the Kings will prevail, they're just better up and down the lineup. Amazing how the trade deadline can produce such a dangerous #8 seed.

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Yes, they do trap. On occasion...as does every single team in the league.

The days of that being their primary game plan are long gone.

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Everyone Says there players were a product of there system... well ill say the system was a product of there players. The trap was great but we saw teams trap and not do damn thing. The Devils cup teams had hall of fame defensemen, hall of fame offensive players and a hall of fame goalie.

Stevens Retired, Rafalski and Nieds left. Suddenly the trap wasnt working so well.

To answer, no they dont trap anymore.

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These stereotypes for teams are dumb.

The Devils aren't a trap team.

Just like how the Philadelphia Flyers aren't the Broad Street Bullies and how the Washington Capitals aren't a run and gun team anymore.

If you want to know what type of a style a team is, watch the games. They're all on national TV.

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They trap the team in their own end.

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People also mistake good defense for trapping. People called the rangers a trap team this year which is absurd. The rangers keep you to the outside, the trap never even lets you in the offensive zone.

The rangers play good D, have outstanding goaltending and block a ton of shots. Its not rocket science.

The Lighting trap, that worked well this year.

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The Devils do not run the classic 1-2-2 neutral zone trap unless they are protecting a lead in the late third period. Same as every other team in the league.

More often, the Devils can be observed running a withering 2-1-2 or 3-2 forecheck.

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****ing dumb thread, all of the ******** fans whose teams are lesser than the Devils can shove their sour grapes up their own rear end

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****ing dumb thread, all of the ******** fans whose teams are lesser than the Devils can shove their sour grapes up their own rear end
Dealt with it all year.. "Boring hockey" Sorry we dont let your team score goals and we smother you with our good defensemen and that bores you.

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Devils don't trap, unless it's late in the game and they're leading...

They were THE TRAP during the 90s, as this Ranger fan can begrudgingly attest. Those Lemaire-coached Devils trolled the rest of the NHL into tedium and turnovers with that 1-2-2 pyramid around the red line. And then it degenerated into a trend of teams trying to out-bore the other in winning games. Many snores were had

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The offensive zone trap!

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How could anyone still think that? Are they getting games on a 10-year tape delay?

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The same people who think NJ plays the classic trap are also the same people who think Detroit and Colorado still have a rivalry going on today.

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The original NJ 1-2-2 trap led to horrible hockey (for spectators) for a decade or more, and led the NHL to eliminate the 2-line pass rule to counteract it.

The unintended consequence of that is the slap-breakout where a defending forward camps on the wall at center ice and when the defending team gets possession they hammer the puck at him in order to tip it into the opposing zone. Bam, 200 feet of ice gained in 1 second. And lots of high speed collisions.
u mean the style that every single team in the league played when they had a lead. How about the 2 line pass was just an awful and absurd rule and it had to be changed. And let me guess, the trap forced the league to add the trapezoid because you know brodeur trapped the puck behind the net to many times and it didn't let the other teams offense set up a forecheck.

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The Rangers will make the game more exciting, don't worry about a boring series.

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