Slow them down, keep them to the outside, lay some big hits.
That's Easier said then done. Though I think Toronto has the team to beat Ottawa they just play stupid against these guys in pre-season for some reason I donít know why Ottawa uses their speed well against Toronto and the Leafs find it hard beating the Sens in the transition game. I thought Quinn was going to implement a defense first game this year. Kind of like the devils hell even the Sens play a defensive system and find it very successful.
Quinn seems to get out coached by alot of coaches.
Ottawa is a great team with plenty of high flying talent up front....you can roll out the names like Hossa, Bonk, Havlat, Alfredsson, etc... but to me I feel this team took a HUGE step forward ever since they added Zdeno Chara to their defence....this guy is a real force back there....can't understand what drove the Islanders to ever get rid of him in the first place.......Martin likes to have him out there everytime Sundin's line is on the ice.
Quinn is dead set against installing the stifling trap. "I still resist the idea of giving the puck up for no reason," he said.
sounds like a death sentence
The thing that I find funny is that Quinn does not really have this team bought into a system.. Allot of the time it looks like he lets the guys go out onto the ice and just do what they want and sometimes it shows (looks like a pond hockey game). Now I am not getting on Quinn's case and contradict myself with how I preach to give him a chance/ benefit of the doubt that he will make changes this year as to how he approaches the team with his coaching since he can concentrate all his attention to it now since he stepped down as GM. But it was only a month or two ago he was saying it looks like the only way teams can win is by playing a trapping system and we are going to try and adapt to it if that's what it takes... I have yet to see a pre season game where they even remotely played a trap style game. and if he was going to try it out I would of for sure though it would be pre season.