If trapping leads to winning... then so be it.
Can I get a 'AMEN' !!!
The nucks will never be a purely trapping team, anyways. IMHO you need a combination of offensive capability with a defensive system to fall back on to win it all. Look at Lemaire all these years with Minny. Made the playoffs only once, and beat 2 defensively undisciplined teams, then got rocked by the Ducks.
Look at Babcock. IMO he is the ideal coach. He teaches defensive discipline, but his season this year in Detroit shows he's capable of playing to the strength of his roster too. I believe Detroit was one of the 2 highest scoring teams in the league, and Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Shanahan, and even Lidstrom all had either career years or were offensively resurrected. That's a good coach. That's what we should be looking for.
Someone who can instill defensive discipline, so we have something to fall back on when the going is tough, but can take advantage of the strength of the roster too. Crawford was great at using the player's strengths, but the lack of discipline was what ultimately killed this team, year after year.