IF the Habs land Grigorenko, would you want Roy as the new head coach?
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03-11-2012, 05:17 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Originally Posted by
You need to take a pill and relax buddy. Why the insults? I was alive and watched the series, you do realize that Calgary team was the best team in the NHL at the time and featured future Hall of Famers, Vernon, MacInnis (who lead the entire playoffs in scoring and won the Conn Smythe), Mullen and Gilmour. That was the thing that killed the Habs, nobody could stop Mullen, Gilmour and MacInnis. Vernon played well and the Habs big guns never fired.
Chelios wasn't as effective after the Hextall incident, Bobby Smith and Naslund weren't great, and Russ Courtnall was also just fair. Richer was almost invisible.
Gainey and Carbonneau couldn't shutdown the big Flames line while Otto and company shutdown the Habs scoring.
And feel free to **** off with your condescending attitude.
More like Roy couldn't shut Flames down while Vernon could shut Canadiens down. Flames were #1 in the NHL that year and Habs were #2 in the NHL and #1 in the East(or Wales). It was the two most dominant teams in the NHL that season. Habs had a very strong team and fantastic defense. I thought they had the series when they went up 2-1 (still remember Ryan Walter in double OT) but they got sub-par goaltending (didn't make the big saves like Vernon did) the next three games and lost two of those games at home. I apologise for my tone but you may also want to listen to your own advice on relaxing.
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Not to mention a certain Theo Fleury entering his prime. He mentioned in his book that Roy was practically unbeatable in those series.
Fleury was a rookie in 1989 who had just been called up late in the season but did contribute in that Flames Cup run (I got laughed at when I took him late in my playoff pool that year). I believe in your reference to his book (which I have read), he was talking about when he played with Roy in Colorado.
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