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05-26-2004, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by habsfansam
i'm with the sports commentators on this one... the habs made the playoffs because of ryder, the bruins would have made the playoffs anyways.

the stats are pretty nul... both are in the top 10% in each stat for their positions. I'd actually give the nod to ryder here because montreals forwards corps isn't as good as the bruins defensive corps and their defensive forwards. In short, Ryder succeeded against the odds, and Raycroft succeeded with a team built to make his job easy.

Go RYDER!

If you noticed how many of our forwards had off years (Thornton, Murray,
Samsonov, Rolston) .

RK GF GA
1 z - TAMPA BAY* 245 192
2 y - BOSTON* 209 188
3 y - PHILADELPHIA* 229 186
4 x - TORONTO 242 204
5 x - OTTAWA 262 189
6 x - NEW JERSEY 213 164
7 x - MONTREAL 208 192
8 x - NY ISLANDERS 237 210

9 BUFFALO 220 221
10 ATLANTA 214 243
11 CAROLINA 172 209
12 FLORIDA 188 221
13 NY RANGERS 206 250
14 WASHINGTON 186 253
15 PITTSBURGH 190 303

B's were #9 in EC in goals for and still managed to be #2, Raycroft was one of the stars of the game almost every game!

I seriously don't believe B's would've make it into the playoffs without Raycroft's goaltending.

And with all due respect to Ryder..if Theodore had a year similar to 2002-2003 do you think Habs would've been in the playoffs?

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