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Video- Trapped And Bored

Flyers and Lightning played a period of “how to beat/avoid” the trap.

The video tells it all.

added 10:57pm, Video from the Versus broadcast can be watched below…

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Hank1974's avatar

I know that it’s more cost-effective to simply take a player off the ice for each team, but I’d rather go to international-sized ice than to 4-on-4 full-time.

That would be my first wish as well. But the owners won’t ever go for expanding the rinks and losing seats.

I really wish the NHL had 1” of foresight. They could have forced all the recent buildings to go 200x100 a decade ago.

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/10/11 at 01:42 PM ET

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Posted by bezukov from the search for the Wings’ lost sense of pride on 11/10/11 at 11:30 AM ET

I’m actually defending both teams. Tampa was playing the system their coach has decided it’s best for their team to play on a consistent basis. Philly played a style they thought gave them the best chance to thwart that system. We can all disagree or thinking of slightly better ways to attack it on both sides, but we’re not knowledgeable enough in the details, otherwise we’d be coaching somewhere instead of commenting on this thread.

Philly did play the trap, last year, against Chicago, in a game on NBC and got ripped for it. How come I don’t see that on a consistent basis with Tampa?

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 11/10/11 at 01:45 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

We can all disagree or thinking of slightly better ways to attack it on both sides, but we’re not knowledgeable enough in the details, otherwise we’d be coaching somewhere instead of commenting on this thread.

Haha.  Fair enough sir.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 11/10/11 at 01:55 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

I think we can also all agree that Mike Milbury is an ass.

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/10/11 at 02:11 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Whether or not it is a “disgrace” depends on your perspective.

I tend to think Aaron Ward is both right and wrong: “the national hockey league is about winning a game.”

True statement.  But if no fans support the NZT, then there will be no games in the first place.

Why does the NFL make 9 billion a year in a 16 game regular season?  Because it is entertaining, the rules are tweaked to support high flying offense.

Can you say the same thing about watching trapping teams play?  Would you rather watch the Wild or the Caps?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 11/10/11 at 04:09 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Whether or not it is a “disgrace” depends on your perspective.

I tend to think Aaron Ward is both right and wrong: “the national hockey league is about winning a game.”

True statement.  But if no fans support the NZT, then there will be no games in the first place.

Why does the NFL make 9 billion a year in a 16 game regular season?  Because it is entertaining, the rules are tweaked to support high flying offense.

Can you say the same thing about watching trapping teams play?  Would you rather watch the Wild or the Caps?

Awesome post! My point exactly.
If a league thinks that simply winning a game equates to entertainment, no wonder the NHL languishes behind the other major team sports.
Fans want exciting wins.
It’s why Mike Tyson, the ‘84 Oilers, Celtics (with Bird) the Yankees and Joe Montana’s 49ers were all loved.

Posted by Hank1974 on 11/10/11 at 04:31 PM ET

Forlorn in VA's avatar

I object to the notion that football, baseball, and basketball are exciting.  I’d rather watch paint dry than to try to endure an entire game of any of those sports.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 11/10/11 at 05:59 PM ET

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