Every team comes into games with those same goals. To simplify it to that extent is just wrong.
In the playoffs, when we lose, all teams come into games with those goals. But Columbus played out of the back a lot more, bunkered a lot less this last game than they did in the playoff series. I think teams, except maybe Marsch's, approach regular season games differently than playoffs games.
Montreal's win wasn't entirely lucky, but we were the better team. That's the point I made. Portland was not the best team two years ago, Seattle was not the best team in the league last year. It just so happens that they caught fire at the right time and they won.
Portland and Seattle were both lucky to not be eliminated by SKC in the play-in games in 2016 & 2017. And if we had lost a game like Toronto did against Seattle where Seattle had no shots on goal I would agree. But we lost to two teams that STOPPED us. We might have been the better team across the entire season in 2016, but Montreal was the better team across the two playoff games.
BWP and Sacha had their chances to finish last year and didn't do it. If we are going to win, they have to finish their chances. Formation doesn't matter in this instance. Especially when it's proven that we play like absolute trash in the 4-2-2-2.
We've proven we're trash in the 4-2-2-2 with Veron & Gulbradsen & Davis playing over BWP & Etienne/Grella & Sacha? Yes, BWP & Sacha can only play in a single formation. That does not mean these other, YOUNGER, FASTER guys aren't more flexible.
Will it work? I don't know, I would not bet money on it. But we aren't likely to play many games without Sacha & BWP, so if (big if) they do both rest on Wednesday I'd like to see them try a new look.