Tagged: Tampa Bay Lightning; Philadelphia Flyers

Out of Town Notebook: Trap Debate and Thoughts on the Fly 0

Out of Town Notebook: Trap Debate and Thoughts on the Fly

One of the silliest debates to be waged across the NHL some time is Philadelphia’s “outrage” and in-game protest of Tampa’s 1-3-1 system. From Mike Milbury¬†walking off the air to a quickie TSN¬†poll of league GMs siding with the Flyers, the Lightning are taking a lot of heat for their passive forecheck. Here’s the thing. 1) The passive forecheck is employed all over the league, and has been for decades. Roughly half of all NHL teams use a 1-3-1 forecheck in their gameplan. The 70s Canadiens, the 80s Oilers, the 90s Red Wings – they all used a version of...