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10-03-2011, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Lshap View Post
This sounds right to me. More important, it's backed up by evidence. Our last few playoffs saw us eliminated by teams who overtly threw bodies at us, ultimately wearing us down.
Uh... no. That is certainly not why the Habs lost their "last few playoff losses".

That was the narrative, but that's pretty much always the narrative when the Habs lose. The real reasons for the losses are different:

2010-2011: Thomas's goaltending + bad luck, especially in overtime
2009-2010: Halak no longer standing on their head, Habs no longer able to beat teams despite being dominated
2008-2009: Injuries sustained prior to the series (when you're reduced to using Laraque as a first-liner, you're down to the dregs).
2007-2008: Bad shooting luck -- 7 posts! (this one is especially egregious given how much the Habs dominated play in that series).

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