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01-16-2012, 01:29 PM
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You're not getting it. We face them multiple times a year. We have to build a team that challenges them. It's not about copying the Stanley Cup champions, it's about beating the teams ahead of you. There's really no choice - we have to get past Boston and Philly. Both aren't a walk in the park.
You realize we always upset those 1st seeded bruins teams with smaller guys right?
People overestimate the need for an identity. The reality is, you can have big strong physical players or you can have skilled players. It doesn't really matter which as long as you build an indentity and play to your strengths.
Montreal isn't and never has been the bruins style of game. We won 24 cups based on having skill, not toughness. It is our identity. Do we need some bigger players to balance the line-up? Absolutely can understand that but building a boston team in a montreal style will never work. It's unproductive. Detroit isn't tough but they can give Boston a run for their money. Vancouver can as well and they dive and all that just as much as we do, we're very similar except they have higher talent. Do Toews, Kane and Hossa fight? Not really. They win anyway. We can say yada yada, we gotta face them X amount of times per year. Do we all forget our dominance vs them? Even in our dark years the habs in recent memory were what, 12 or more straight wins vs Boston? Why are we worried now?
Build a team to your strength's and get the most out of it. That's all it is.
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