‘The fact is Lindy Ruff’s system is not ideal for creative offensive-minded players. It is a very defensive-minded “structured” system that requires everybody on the ice to think stopping goals, not scoring goals. The coach actually let the team go away from this for the first couple of years out of the lockout because other teams were not ready for it. Now that other teams have caught up, it is best for Ruff to go back to what he knows best. That’s not to say this team cannot win several series playing this system. What has to happen though, is the team has to take better advantage of its power plays than it has this year.’
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