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Friday, February 20, 2009

Quote of the day

From Ron Wilson via the Globe & Mail:

Earlier in the day, Wilson had said he wanted to model the Leafs on the Blue Jackets, who are a big, mobile team. They also practise the defensive hockey Hitchcock preaches.

In the past, the Blue Jackets always had a little scoring punch, but their defence was prone to collapse. Under Hitchcock, long one of the NHL's most demanding taskmasters, the Blue Jackets play defence or they don't play.

"The accountability is huge," Wilson said. "They've got all their top players backchecking. And they've got big defencemen like [Fedor] Tyutin who've come into their own.

"They have really improved their back end. They're a lot more mobile and now they have a big-bodied goaltender in Steve Mason. That presents a lot of problems for us."

Did I read that correctly...?

"Wilson had said he wanted to model the Leafs on the Blue Jackets"...

I guess I did... these are indeed unchartered waters Jacket fans!



Lane said...

it's 'defense' in the US, right?

Max said...

Brian Burke fires Ron Wilson today hahaha. In all seriousness, what a compliment, especially coming from Ron Wilson.