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12-30-2009, 06:20 AM
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Question about Tony Granato

I don't wanna to take much of your time, folks, just a doubt that I have.
What kind of defensive scheme Tony Granato implemented during his days as Avalanche coach (or wanted to implement)? Zone or man-2-man down low?

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tony granato had a scheme?

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He liked to tell any two guys from the end of the bench closest to our goalie to try and go somewhere/anywhere between the puck and goalie. Bonus points if you managed to impede the puck from getting to the net with fancy stick waving or body parts. or if you're a swell, stand-up guy.

Arnason somehow fits into this equation though i'm not sure how.

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Tony Granato....with a scheme.....no

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It was mostly....Two d-men down low to block the shot, everybody else chase the puck....

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If I had to guess I would say man to man. Our defenders would usually get caught chasing the puck carrier, then another forward would go uncovered to the front of the net and outnumber the defender who was more often than not, Scott Hannan.

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He had a defensive system, but it was all about having everyone between the shooter and the goalie lay down on the ice in front of every shot to block it. Even in 5 on 5, this is what they did... it caused a lot of rebound goals because anytime a shot wasn't blocked and there was a rebound, the guys responsible for clearing the puck were laying face down on the ice.

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The defensive scheme had more to do with Cloutier who ran the D than Granato. It was pretty much the same system under Quenneville and two reigns of Granato. It was mainly a non hitting zone D that would involve the D chasing the forwards around, and when they were all completely out of position, they would just try to block shots.

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The defensive scheme had more to do with Cloutier who ran the D than Granato. It was pretty much the same system under Quenneville and two reigns of Granato. It was mainly a non hitting zone D that would involve the D chasing the forwards around, and when they were all completely out of position, they would just try to block shots.
They were out of position a lot because they were mandated to try and poke the puck instead of hitting the player with the puck. The subtraction of Cloutier from the coaching staff can never be over-looked as far as I'm concerned when talking about the turn-around here. I still think there are times where the body can be played more but so far this season, I'm very happy with what I've seen.

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Thanks a lot for the info, folks.
Pens fans are have concerns about a non-working zone defense implemented this season, and I thought it could be Granato's influence that changed a 3o3 low used in the past.

Anyways, thanks again, congrats for the great season you're having and have a great 2010.

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