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04-08-2004, 09:20 AM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by Schwang
I love Bouillion but I think Komi should be there instead. Boston is a big team, and Bouillion can't handle guys like Thornton. I know he's a pit bull, but who do you think Thornton's going to have a harder time with on the boards or in front - 5'8 200 lb. Bouillion or 6'5 242 Komi? I just don't see the reasoning here. Bouillion is more aggressive, but, coupled with a lack of size, that just means he'll have to go overboard to take guys down, and it'll cost us a penalty. With our penalty killing sucking these days, and with Gonchar on the point, that's the kiss of death!
They both have no playoff experience, so that's equal. Bouillion makes just as many, if not more mistakes than Komi, so that's equal. And Bouillion doesn't contribute offensively, neither does Komi. So why not play the MUCH bigger man? I'll bet if Montreal goes down a couple games, you'll see Komi or Dykhuis in there and Bouillion out. (hope it doesn't happen that way though)
I don't even see it as Bouillon vs. Komisarek. Quintal is our worst defenseman, and Komisarek was looking pretty good with Souray.

But it doesn't really matter... if the Habs gameplan is to play passive defense, they will lose no matter who's in the lineup.

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