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12-17-2009, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
I love the way pleks has played most of this year, and if all of the other midgets were as fiesty as he's been, i think we'd be ok, but gomez, cammalleri, A.kost... these guys almost never take the body, at least not with any consistency.

I don't know how many times I've seen a defender go to the corner and pass the puck out with one of these guys bearing down on him, but instead of finishing the check and forcing the dman to take a bit of punishment, they pull up and circle away (sometimes despite the dman already bracing for the impact and looking almost surprised that none was forthcoming)...
Remove Andrei from that list, he's like the only one fore-checking hard and finishing his checks.

Originally Posted by dre2112 View Post
It's the same reason why we had to go to 7 games against Boston in 07-08 after we killed them in the regular season. The only difference was that Boston played the body harder and we went from virtual domination of the Bruins to barely getting passed them in the playoffs. Same song vs Philly, except they did a better job of containing us using their size and position to keep us to the outside. Yes, Biron had good numbers, but mostly because we took low percentage shots from the outside.
Why do you invent stuffs out of the blue? The Habs had many quality scoring chances against Philly. They certainly did not lose because the Flyers were "too big". One of the main reasons the Habs lost to the Flyers that year was because Biron out-played Price. The way Price played during the playoffs did not help at all. He kept giving up weak goals at bad times.

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