Progress report: 2004 vs. 1993
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03-15-2004, 02:20 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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Yes, precisely, these goons will kill us because they will push around our star players and we will have nobody to do anything about it and be convincing at the same time. Unless Rivet pulls another fight like the one he had against Marchment out of his ass, Langdon and Quintal can fight all they want, but they still lose.
We have a tougher defense? Please. The only tough people on our D are Souray and Quintal.
(Don't tell me the Cube is tough, he tries real hard, but anyone can knock him over)
Philly has Markov, who hits just about everything in sight, Malakhov, believe it or not, can throw very good checks IF he decides to, Johnsson is no wuss. Ragnarsson is not super tough but he still beats Breezy, Andrei Markov. Who else is on the philly D? Desjardins isn't that tough i'll give you that, and Timander, well, ok, he sucks.
i have to disagree with your definition of toughness. Playoff toughness is taking a hit to make a play. If Brashear face washes Koivu, do you honestly think that someone has to fight Brashear. Koivu would smile, win the faceoff and try and set up his linemates. In the playoffs you win with what you do before the whistle stops play, not after. Players appreciate when a teammate stands up for them, but grit is when you keep coming no matter what they throw at you.
In the early 70's Chicago sent Jerry'King Kong'Korab to line up against Cournoyer. Korab asked Yvan what he wanted to be when he grew up, and Cournoyer replied, 'a goalscorer'. Somehow, I don't think Korab was a tougher guy than Cournoyer. Did Koivu take a backward step against Mccabe or Roberts on Saturday ? I think players on both teams noticed.
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