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07-04-2011, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by MasterDecoy View Post
last year i would have agreed. but although they might have better defensmen overall, i think our squad has quicker, more transition-oriented d-men - that is, if everything pans out the way it should.

the only two caveats are the spaceman and gill. and both aren't exactly bad at clearing their zone to create offensive rushes. weber, diaz, markov, subban, and perhaps even yemelin (and spacek is supposed to be one as well). that's 5 puck movers right there.

for this reason, i wouldn't be shocked if the habs transition their game to be more puck-possession, offensive-minded team than previous years.
I think our defense is almost entirely different this year. With Hamrlik gone, spacek relegated to bottom pairing dman, Markov back, Subbans improved play, Yemelin, Gorges healthy and Weber undoubtedly getting more time our defense looks incredibly fast.

Hopefully this crew can transition the puck better and not have our forwards waiting in the neutral zone getting killed.

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