Flyers have more depth - plain and simple
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05-02-2008, 10:22 AM
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No, the Habs have been going down 2-0 and the Flyers are then completely giving up on the forecheck, leaving the game to the PK and Biron. They looked the same way when they took leads against Washington, they looked the same way in the regular season-John Stevens will not press with a 2 goal lead. Sometimes it fails, sometimes it looks scary but works, like it has this series. You guys tied the game Wednesday, the Flyers turned around and got some attack time in, the Habs took a stupid penalty and they capitalized. Outplaying? No, they're outworking, because they have to when they're constantly behind.
As fo depth, the Flyers depth is astounding. The Habs had 4 guys with 20+ goals, the Flyers had 7 (if you include Prospal), and that's with a guaraneed 35+ guy like Gags out for the year. Umberger had 13 goals and 37 assists for 50 points, he's a very capable player. And with the way the Flyers have been drafting wings (Downie, Giroux, James Van Riemsdyk) they should be pretty well set in a few years.
Flyers give up on the forecheck as soon as the puck is dropped at the beginning of the first period...
As for the depth, the Habs had 7 players with 50 points or more and it's not like the Flyers could afford to sit a player like Ryder.
Watch for the Habs to take the lead next game, Flyers won't even try to generate more offence. Actually, I believe that for the next 3 games, they'll just wait hoping to get the first goal and then try to hang out to it like their lives depend on it. And they'll fail.
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