Enough Already About Toughness. Let's Think About Talent
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05-19-2008, 12:59 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Western Canuckland
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Maybe it's the style we play. Detroit always seems to have puck support and they have 3 elite puck movers on the blueline. They also have guys who go to the net AND STAY THERE (Holmstrom and Franzen). These same guys also dig the puck off the wall and give it to their other skill guys and THEN they go to the net again.
Also, when the late man comes into the picture, if the play isn't there, he'll go down low into the cycle right away. I don't notice us doing that. Usually we lose the puck soon afterwards. Detroit has way more possession time down low than we do.
Detroit also has a more active trap with the defense stunting up into the neutral zone.
Hey, gotta compare yourself to the best.
Exactly. The Habs need more elite grinders ie more holmstroms vs Kotsops but also more top flight talent on all lines and on 2-3 pairings.
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