Habs management doesn't get it...(umpteenth toughness thread)
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08-23-2011, 10:19 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Is it the same problem we had in the last playoff... against the Big Bad Bruins and all their big tough guys
The toughness problem is a myth....
I'm with you 100% here , when comes playoff time ...
what irritates me is having to watch our players getting it in mid november from other teams' goons (players that don't even feature in the playoffs sometimes). If pronger rips into one of our players, or lucic ... its not the same thing than if its Powe or Carcillo, thornton, winchester ect ... They don't get suspended for their cheap shots, and even if they did, the problem isn't what we do once they've attacked our players, its all about preventing it
as much as possible
I do believe we could be healthier comes playoff times if some of our guys can keep the goons busy and away from plek, gio, cammy, markov ...ect in
Some of the games, say 20
. I do believe Yemelin, Moen, Cole, subban and White can be those guys, but we shouldn't be affraid to throw in a guy like henry instead of spacek every now and then. (gives us a little more sandpaper, and it rests spacek) Keep playing hockey while having an ace or two in your pocket in case things get out of hand... just make sure teams know it won't go unanswered ... like it has this year.
Our players go in the playoff with their bodies feeling like they played 100 games ... and that's part of the reason why our tank will be empty in round 2 and that the bruins can keep doing 7 games series all the way to the end, in my humble opinion. I prefer our style and I think we are the better team, but if we are not fresh comes playoff time
every single year
, its a problem.
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