The Hockey News predicts Habs will finish 8th in East
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08-29-2011, 02:30 PM
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Talks to Goalposts
The Leafs seem to have made a habit of continuing to go for more goals after getting a lead unlike most teams that will strive to play low event (fewer chances for and against) hockey when they've got the advantage. This has tended to inflate their offense at ES at the expense of defense and can often result in blown leads.
Exactly, I know people around here freak out when Martin and the Habs shut it down after being up a goal but this is the reverse of the coin, keep going hard for offense and you give up chances.
Not to keep bashing the Leafs but this is another argument against the best 2nd line debate, Toronto is always looking for offense while neglecting the D. If the Habs top 9 had the same green light they would produce way more but they are committed to D first. That is why Montreal is a lock for the playoffs and Toronto is on the bubble imo.
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