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04-20-2009, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by habtastic View Post
only reason that happened is cuz Kessel did what Akost and Plekanec failed to do for us. Also Julien is a great coach. Two of the three games this series have been one goal games. One bounce here or there and it could have been very different and headed for 7. Also, Chara may have been injured...but he still played. I would take Markov at Chara's "injury level" over not having him at all and I think that he would have made a very big difference. Same goes for Lang. Only person of real importance who didn't play was Bergeron (i'm not buying into Kobasew LAST year beign such a huge factor).
Kobasew is a huge hab killer though! Our power play % against you guys last year with Savard-Kessel-Krejci-Chara-Wideman and co was 10%. This year it's near 40%. So that gives you a pretty good idea of how beat up Savy and Chara were when the powerplay guys are so similar...

And I know Markov plays the PK, but maybe I could see him impacting 5%. Still a gap of over 25% there!

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