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01-09-2012, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Lshap View Post
Also, speaking objectively, the Bruins didn't win through intimidation or by aping the Broad Street Bullies style. Their fans may get off on their team's tough-guy routine, but without the shutdown goaltending of Thomas and the shutdown - but usually clean - defense of Chara, they wouldn't have come close. Good old fashioned goaltending and defense won them a Cup, not their fighting skill. In fact, their aggressive play is starting to work against them, as their poor discipline and dirty hits have resulted in two recent suspensions.

Want an example? The Habs are considered a small and soft team who you'd think would be helpless victims to the big bad Bruins. Except Boston barely squeaked by Montreal last playoffs. In fact, Montreal beat them during the regular season last year and are tied 2-2 this season with one more goal.
Yeah... why do the Habs give them such trouble? What is it about their style of play?

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