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03-05-2012, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Fans in Mtl have been missing this aspect of the game so much that they actually believe it is incredibly impactful, but it really isn't. It really doesn't have much bearing on the end result of a game. It might happen once in a blue moon, but generally speaking, it really doesn't change a whole lot. Some guys might feel better, some might even feel like the team is a little more united, but at the end of the day, it doesn't make you put a puck in the net any better.
Worth repeating because it's so completely true. The Habs have been the skinny kid that's been picked on for so long that we're drunk with our new-found power to hit back. Feels good. But as Kriss said, let's not confuse our size and strength with talent. Let's not confuse our tough team with a good team. Yes, toughness is definitely one piece of the puzzle; now all we need is about six or seven other missing pieces.

And please, please, PLEASE can people stop using the ridiculous comeback, "You never played the game!". First of all, it's ignorant. We have no idea who has and hasn't played, and at what level. Second, it's a lame personal insult once you've run out of logic. Gather any dozen of us who have played the game and you'll still get 12 different opinions.

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