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07-19-2010, 09:58 AM
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I have yet to have anyone give me a legitimate answer here that did not include "we're healthier". WTF does that mean?
I gave you many reasons. The addition of Subban makes out D more mobile, he also provides more puck movement on the back end, something we lacked. We saw what he can do in the playoffs, without Markov in the lineup.
We also, improve in the fact in won't take an entire season for 11 new faces to buy into a new system.
We also improve by replacing Metropolit with Boyd. Boyd provides the same offense, is younger and faster. He also has much better potential than Metropolit and can always improve. He is also better defensively.
We also have Pyatt who found his game in the playoffs, so look for that improvement to be factored into the roster.
The biggest question mark is Eller, I'll give you that, but every team brings in rookies who ahve question marks. You also have to take into consideration that Eller wil not be given a top 6 role, so not many responsibilites will be put on his shoulders.
Lapierre had a bad year and found his game in the playoffs, look for that to be factored in as well.
In regards to injuries, I already explained it to you. There's a difference between having a few players injured for a few games and multiple key players injured for multiple games, like Gionta, Cammalleri, Andrei, Markov and Pouliot all missing 20+ games.
There are still huge holes that have yet to be addressed. Habs were healthy (without Markov) against Philly and got obliterated. What have the Habs done to avoid this happening again?
Every team has holes that need to be addressed. Ottawa couldn't take out the Pens, but the habs did without Markov their best player in the lineup. Exactly we lost to Philli without our best defensemen who controls the power and eats big minutes, of course that's only a small insignificant detail as to why we loss right?
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