Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 11/9/11
If you've ever heard tale of Guy Boucher's infuriating 1-3-1 defensive system, but wondered just what, exactly it looks like, never fear: the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Philadelphia Flyers were more than happy to put together a twenty-minute video tutorial. As you can see, one guy is stationed way back in his own zone where he's of no use to anybody, three guys are stacked along the red line, and another guy hangs out at the opposing blue line to pressure the puck carrier once he enters the neutral zone. It's pretty much impossible to miss, especially since nobody moves for the duration of this clip. You see, if the puck carrier never comes, then all five guys just wind up standing still in the neutral zone, presumably forever. Like so: Compelling, no? Twice during the first period, this stalemate actually went on for long enough that the referees mercifully blew the play dead. But the protests didn't end there. According to Pierre McGuire, the Flyers bench was standing and screaming
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