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06-19-2011, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Melvin Udall View Post
IMHO - part of being more physical is - as you pointed out - staying healthy.

Literally any team can play a physical game (trade hits with or out-hit their opponent).

But when 1 team is cut out for a physical game (Boston) and their opponent is not (Vancouver) the team that is more physical by nature is much more likely to remain healthy while playing a physical style of game!

What if this good as it gets (for the HABS)?
Vancouver isn't a physical team by nature, so they changed their game plan. Montréal has physically out hit Boston, in Boston during series' and they lost, because they got away from their game plan.

Teams like Montréal and Vancouver only need to hit when the player still has the puck to force a turnover, to get their team some energy, or to liven the crowd back up. No need to run all over the place.

As of this point in time, we are not a contended.

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