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04-21-2009, 08:41 PM
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I think everyone agrees that Boston has grit and it's part of their game, but that's not why they're beating Montreal in this series. Montreal has matched and beaten them at the physical game, but not on the scoreboard. The reason they're being outscored is because of all of the Habs injuries to key players including 4 defensemen, a top line winger and their 2nd line centre the Bruins simply have more skill and depth that the Habs simply cannot match at this time. That's just a fact of the matter.
Edit: Look at Boston's execution and passing. Their passes are crisp and their transition game is superior to ours. They're also a very healthy lineup as well. No key injuries.
For me its not just grit though. It has a lot to do with size and strength especially which is why i said physical components. With their size and strength they have controlled Montreal down low and in front of both nets. They also have superior skills. Again its combination.
And Marco Sturm is a key injury but i get your point.
Once again though, its the balance that is killing Montreal. I have never said Boston is pummeling Montreal through grit but some are making it sound like Boston is just out skilling Montreal and that isn't accurate either.
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