tantalum wrote: Perhaps by crafting a system that destroys it.
The Flyers should have simply tried to outscore the Lightning, they definitely have the talent to do so - they are the highest scoring team in the league. Laviolette likely caused them to lose the game. They got right away from what has been making them successful this year
Hell I have Giroux in a couple pools.
Not exactly happy they didn't try a little harder to score.
I think he reached a breaking point, basically saying what Tampa was doing was borderline ridiculous. And yes many teams play a passive defense trying to clog up the neutral zone but not usually with your most talented players out there. You usually see it after a line change so guys don't get caught.
But to make it a regular occurrence means the league may be headed in the wrong direction.
Last night was basically a dick measuring contest, but if some good for the rest of the league comes out of it in an attempt to persuade teams to play a more exciting brand of hockey then good for Laviolette as i really don't care if they win or lose.
Now if AV tries this bullshit and they lose I'd be pissed right off!
But like I said - props to Lavi for doing what he did.