What do we have to do to contend for the cup next season?
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06-16-2011, 01:55 PM
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Yes the Habs did outplay the Bruins at times in the playoffs!
Injuries(?) - literally every team has them - Bruins were missing Savard.
Thomas is as good as and arguably better than Price - Buins 'D' - as a unit is better and has more depth and toughness than the Habs 'D' unit.
Bruins forwards are much bigger, much stronger, much tougher and much, much better than Habs forwards.
Re: GF vs GA Differential (regular season) Bruins +51 - Habs +7 LOL!
Bruins team is beter cut out for the 4-series grind of playoff hockey than are the Habs.
Habs have no answer for the skill levels of: Bergeron, Kreici, Horton, Seguin, Marchand, Ryder (remember him? not only did he score against the HABS he made saves against the HABS) and of course Savard.
Habs have no answers to match the toughness and/or character of: Chara, Thornton, Marchand, Boychuck, McQuaid, Sidenberg, and Lucic.
The reality is....
it took the winning experience of the 2011 playoffs for the BRUINS to discover how good of a team they really are
(the acquisition of Horton and the emergence of Seguin didn't hurt their cause).
I doubt the Bruins will have any real problems with the HABS over the next 3-5 years or as long as Gauthier is GM!
And the HABS?
With PG at the helm they'll make minimum changes, get no bigger, better or tougher up front and the cycle of HABS mediocrity will continue to repeat itself as long as Geoff Molson can put 21,000 suckers into the Bell Centre seats!
And What if this is...as good as it gets (for the HABS)?
Hang on. Are you trying to say that we aren't a "healthy Markov" away from being a serious contender? Seriously.
Good post - I agree with most of your points.
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