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03-14-2012, 06:18 PM
Em Ancien
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Originally Posted by Go Habs Go View Post
I think pressure was a big reason on top of the injuries. Nobody ever said it outright but everybody wanted a cup that year (media, fans and the team itself). When was the last time we saw the Habs pursue players of Sundin's calibre so aggressively? It would've been an incredible fairy tale story. But eventually with all the injuries, the pressure was too much for the rest of the team.

People poopoo on Gainey but he tried his best to assemble a fantastic team for the centennial but only to watch it fall apart because of injuries and pressure.
He was doing fine until that summer. That was just...ugh...

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