Thread: A Rebuild Plan
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04-21-2009, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
But... but... Aren't we filled with skills and depth? That's what we've been hearing on this board for the last two years, no? Well that's what I've been reading anyway.
There's a lot of skill on the team, but it's been in the IR for much of the year and some of it (Plekanec) took a serious step back.

It doesn't change the fact that Boston is built on skill and in their healthy lineup versus this pale shadow of a Hab team they're playing, yeah, they have more skill. Add the four injured guys to the Habs, and it may well be a different story.

Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
Too many dipsy-doodlers and not enough quality grit! That's what I've been saying all year!

Someone mentioned that we're getting intimidated. That's absolutely true! Plekanec, the Kostitsyn's, our defensive corp as a whole...
Saying it doesn't make it true. Boston isn't built as a size-and-grit team, at least offensively; their reputation in this area is a holdover of the Big Bad Bruins and developped by overhyped pest player Lucic, but it is not grounded in reality. Their top scorers are small skilled forwards: Savard, Kessel, Krejci.

The facts are there, for people who care to look at those, but they are too few and far between.

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