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06-14-2011, 06:53 PM
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Hackett
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The playoffs are just as much a battle of attrition as it is about the best team on the ice.

What we see from the canucks right now are a couple sedins who are limping, and ryan kesler who is clearly labouring since midway through the san jose series.

When your top 3 offensive players are all in poor health, it shouldnt come as a surprise that the team has found itself in a desperate dogfight. Samuelsson and raymond aren;t even well enough to play at this point.

The hamhuis injury has also sent a trickle down effect on D too.

I know boston is dealing with a couple injuries too but the canucks have an injury epidemic on their hand similar (but not quite as bad) to mtl when they were entering the playoffs, and detroit's epidemic in the 2nd round.

When it comes to attrition, Boston has been the clear winner in every series.

So its tough to say if the canucks are better than habs, but if you take the attrition aspect out and compare these 2 healthy teams, I think the canucks have the better team for the time being.

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