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12-24-2003, 07:09 PM
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It's all about style -- What's your team's?

I have to admit I do not get to see every team in the NHL play. As such, I don't always know what's going on around the league, despite having NHL CentreIce hooked up in my living room. Every once in awhile I wonder about those teams who I don't watch very often... sometimes I snoop the team message boards on HockeysFuture to get an understanding. However, I have to admit, I can still be confused. Since I bet I'm not the only one who can't watch EVERY team play and take in what EVERY team does and has going for them...

How about we start a thread here talking about the style of the team, how the team likes to play, what makes them worth watching if they're on TV...? What kind of system do they use?

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Leafs-Run and gun offensive hockey, so long as Quinn is coach I don't that will change.

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Flames--to win at all costs,they have no real style...just wins

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Bruins currently don't have any style...unfortunately.

They are closer to run and gun IMHO. (Although...nobody is really running )

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Devils-The Trap
When opposing teams make a mistake, the Devils will make them pay for it. That's why it's called The Trap and not The Puddle of Molasses on the Ice. If only the Devils had a consistent finishing forward, they'd be a LOT more dangerous to take risks against.

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Atlanta - 80s style

A lot of offense, little defense. They can puff up and play a defensive game, but not always on a consistent basis. Still a few months left in the season to iron that out (hopefully).

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Preds-

hit, agitate, annoy, pester, pound...until all patience is lost, then turn on the speed. however...if you're unphased by all that, you've got a good chance of beating us. other times...run and gun, pretty wide open.

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Atlanta - 80s style

A lot of offense, little defense. They can puff up and play a defensive game, but not always on a consistent basis. Still a few months left in the season to iron that out (hopefully).
I watched the Sunday night ESPN game between Atlanta and Philly. Kovalchuk was pretty darn impressive. He could pretty much go end to end at will. And that's against a solid defensive team in the Flyers.

I must admit though, on at least one occassion, I saw him coasting on the backcheck rather than getting involved defensively.

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hit, agitate, annoy, pester, pound...until all patience is lost, then turn on the speed. however...if you're unphased by all that, you've got a good chance of beating us. other times...run and gun, pretty wide open.
that sums it up for the Preds for sure

Canucks: skate, passing, structured offensive plays, creativity
Flames: forecheck, forecheck, forecheck, eventually wear them out, and by the second or third period, theyre done. at least on this streak. its very similiar to the flyers.

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Gritty, netcrashing,we will get up in your face Isles?

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I watched the Sunday night ESPN game between Atlanta and Philly. Kovalchuk was pretty darn impressive. He could pretty much go end to end at will. And that's against a solid defensive team in the Flyers.

I must admit though, on at least one occassion, I saw him coasting on the backcheck rather than getting involved defensively.
He does that most games, isn't the most aggressive player on the backcheck. He will get back into at least a decent defensive position these days, if not a good one. A far cry from what he did his first two years. Hartley put the fear into him, made Kovy get back on defense.

But he is still the pure offensive player, so he will be lag on occasion when it comes to defense. Us Thrasher fans don't b**** about it much though because his instincts for the game are just incredible (that's something everyone sees).

I personally will give him a ton of credit for improved defensive skills. He is the point man on the power play, and he takes chances. But he has done an excellent job of getting back when the opposing team breaks short-handed. He has broken up a few of 2 on 1 breaks, with him being the 1. Who would have thought that possible just one year ago?

(Had to edit this. Didn't realize the "B" word was gonna be filtered out. I'm used to a board that doesn't filter out s**t!)


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The habs play a "sucky" style...

On a serious note, they try to do the trap, and try to use their speed.

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take a 3 goal lead to scare em,..then play trap to see how long it takes other team to tie game...(usually 1 period)

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Flyers - Give up the 1st goal, huff and puff back into the game only for Hackett to lose it with a softie or three.

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Sens:

When it's working: a high pressure trapping team that scores a lot of goals using skill.

When it's not working (like most of this season to date): passes up the middle to other teams, no scoring because of too much dipsy-doodle and general stupidity.

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The left wing lock seems to be what works best for the Wings...and lately it seems like the attitude is, "Okay, we'll spot you one goal and then that's it." Depending on whose line is out there determines whether you'll see a lot of passing and offense or whether you'll see them try to just take the puck from the opposition.

Now, if Brett, Pavel and whomever wins the lottery to be the left wing for the night ( Kris Draper has been a good linemate lately) are out there, they will usually try to double team either Brett or Pavel, and that's dangerous because whomever is left open is going to cause some trouble.

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