Andrew’s Dallas Stars Page had this quote from Brad Richards…
…on the the pace of the scrimmage and activation of the defensemen:
“I’ve been in the league nine years and most of the time I’ve played that type of system. I feel at home. I love it. I feel that’s the way the game should be played. No disrespect to the coaches that coach that way, it’s all about winning and what your personnel is. But for guys like Niskanen, Daley and Robi, who can jump up on plays and have good speed, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Maybe this will be a re-breakout for Brad. And for Nisky and Robi and Trevor, too. I’m all for speed and excitement and offense, as long as we don’t forget to get back and help the goalie. Breakaways can be fun, but not if it’s the other team headed toward Marty.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a fan of defense. I’d rather see a 2-1 win than a 7-6 loss. Sure, I’d love to see a 7-1 win, so if that’s what the new system means, I’m all for it. But if it means giving up 3, 4, 5 goals a game, I am NOT all for it.
Turco might have his work cut out for him. Even more so than usual.