i take Tampa's side on this. Ya, its bad for the game, bad for the NHL financially, but the bottom line is, you do what you have to to win the game. And Tampa won.
As it was said, Philly is the top scoring team, should Tampa have just walked in there sans strategy? i don't think so. Boucher is a very smart coach, and Laviolette basically slapped him in the face.
Look at the 95 Devils, they played the trap night in and out, and won the cup because of it. Brodeur is deemed the best goalie in the NHL but he also played in a very favourable system. The Trap.
You have the puck in your zone, your looking at 3 guys standing at the red line with one barely forechecking, and you pout like a child and say "im not playing with you if you do that!"
give me a break, go out there and prove your better than them, then you can shove it down their throats after you do.
Last edited by PrimeTime4; 11-15-2011 at 05:59 PM.