Are the Habs better than the Canucks?
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06-14-2011, 11:34 AM
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Without question, the Vancouver roster is superior to that of the Canadiens.
The Canucks' defense is built for puck movement, and jumping into the play to support their forwards. It is debatable that the Canucks have six top flight forwards, and the depth has been exposed without Samuelsson, as Raymond has failed to produce in the post-season, and now he too, is done.
One problem we see now is that without Hamhuis, the Canucks have problems moving the puck up the ice. As well, the Bruins are mocking the Canucks powerplay, because Vancouver is no longer a threat without healthy point-shooters like Edler and Ehrhoff. At least the Canadiens had Subban to pound the puck, and that kept the Bruin's penalty killing honest.
In the end, it's all about team depth, and it is apparent that Vancouver is no deeper than Montreal. Vancouver has a blueline that is now patchwork, and Montreal fans know all too well how that works out.
So, who is better...I guess it depends on what part of the season it is.
In terms of broken vertabrae, both are the same, at one apiece, both thanks to the Bruins.
depends. It's not related to the Bruins, but in terms of injuries we were also missing Markov and Gorges. Habs were yet again playing over expectations.
One thing though, considering this year's matchups of the Habs against Vancouver, I liked our chances if we played against the Nucks. 3-1 win without Markov and Gorges, and 2-0 win with almost the entire lineup. The new Habs match up well against the Nucks
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