Obviously, moving Elias back to center has worked out pretty well. Lemaire is getting them to play a puck posession game in the mold of the new NHL. But what I'm impressed most with is the fact that the d has done a much better job of getting the puck to the forwards. Our transition game has imrproved to at least a respectable level. Don't get me wrong- the defense is still the weak link here. But I'm impressed that Lemaire has been able to get that type of improvement out of this group of d-men in that regard. And I haven't even mentioned that the overall defensive zone coverage is night and day from when Mac was coaching the team.
I don't know what others opinions are but not naming a captain since Langers demise I think has helped, the team needs to concentrate on one game at a time and not who said what or why him and not me BS. I really like the new Lemaire sticking with his defensive approach but allowing D men to pinch has paid off. Actually there are so many good things JL has done since taking over but the most important is he gave them back there confidence something MacLean had no idea how to do.
Let's Go Devils!!!!!
Edited by MadDog2020, 03 February 2011 - 11:25 PM.