2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Is Defense Overrated?

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The NHL postseason is the most thrilling playoff there is. 

The best way to attain the league's ultimate goal, the Stanley Cup, is a process fans, coaches, general managers and everyone in between will theorize about for as long as the coolest sport on Earth is played. 

It all starts with a basic question, though: Is solid defense or reliable offense the best way to see your team hoist Lord Stanley's Cup in June?

B/R NHL analyst Ryan O'Leary and I debate that very issue in the video above. 

Will the Pittsburgh Penguins fall as they did against the Philadelphia Flyers last year because they've continued their offense-first mentality? Will the New York Rangers fall short again because they cannot muster more than a goal or two a game?

These are the many questions that will be answered as the playoffs march on, but in the meantime, what do you guys think? 

Is the cliche about defense correct or outdated? Comment below!

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