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12-28-2010, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by JayBee View Post
This is not a slump though. They're playing the exact same way now as they have before. The only difference is Price isn't standing on his head. I think he played a great game tonight too.
The difference is more than that. Not only is Price not standing on his head, but everything an opponent touches turns to gold while the Habs can't buy a goal, a call, or a bounce. It's very luck-driven. What we are seeing on the score in no way reflects what they are doing on the ice; it's a classic, percentages-driven slump.

CP's impact on the early Habs record is overstated; CP was perfectly ordinary for the first 10 games of the season and still the Habs won.

Originally Posted by JayBee View Post
We are what we are
And what the Habs are is a very good team. The big problem is that we went from a series where Price stopped everything to a really rough patch of percentages. So the superficial analysts on RDS put everything on his back, but while he's been pulling the team up, the skaters don't get the credit they deserve for a MASSIVE turnaround compared to last year's gong show.

Originally Posted by JayBee View Post
Love what Tremblay is saying. The team plays perimeter hockey.
Yeah, right, and the Habs kept Washington to the outside during the playoffs. Nice explanation that sounds like it makes sense but isn't actually grounded in facts.

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