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11-12-2011, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by littletonhockeycoach View Post
2007 is history. No point going there. It's a different formula today. Big, tough, aggressive forwards and D-men that will knock you on your butt. Not so much small speedy forward stuff today. The Bruins lumberjacked their way to the last year's Cup by daring the Canucks to play physical (Horton or Thorton or Marchand or whoever it was facewashing Sedin and daring hi to reltailiate, Thomas cutting Sedin down in front of the crease.

The 2011 edition of the Sabres is the one on the ice and they labelled themselves tonight. That's what matters.

The Bruins had only 3 forwards over 200lbs on their Cup winning roster (Lucic, Hornton and Thornton) and one that weighed 200lbs (Paille). We have 7 forwards on our current roster over 200lbs. Size is not the issue. Mentality is the issue.

You referenced Marchand, who was awesome for them in the playoffs overall and the Finals in particular. He is 5'9" 183lbs.

Boston has only two key forwards that fit the description of tough, aggressive and big. Lucic/Hornton. Most of their key forwards are average sized or smaller.

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