Thread: News Article: "S.O.S" catastrophic season?
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11-30-2011, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Maybe, just maybe if Martin did not allow the Habs to sit on leads, this team would be ranked 3rd or 4th in the East.
The Habs have yet to lose a game in regulation when they enter the third with a lead.

I'll allow that 2 overtime losses is a bit high at this juncture, but I don't think that's the cause of the Habs' record -- the most they could possibly have lost due to blowing third-period leads is two points. The games they lost and should've won, the ones that are really killing them, are games like the last versus Boston: games they never led or never led by more than one.

In any case, seeing as all teams in the league sit on leads to some extent, you'd be hard-pressed to find a coach who is more satisfactory to you in this regard. A coach who didn't probably isn't very good either. There's a reason why all the teams do it, too: it makes good tactical sense.

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