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04-02-2012, 04:36 PM
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Price is just bad luck but all the other concussions and stuff around the league are a matter of the players and equipment today being too big for the ice surface. Plus add in more diagnoses and you've got a concussion epidemic. Aside from that, we lead the league in man games lost to injury but it seems even when we had those hurt players we weren't making the playoffs anyway. That said the new GM has to make this team a lot less fragile. They've been in the top 10 in man games lost to injury for four straight years now I believe, or at least 3 of the last 4. Our only healthy teams in my 20 years of watching the Habs were from 92-94, in 95-96, 97-98 and from 06-08. Otherwise we've always been injury ravaged. Mostly because of a smurf makeup too. Maybe this perfect storm of injuries, inconsistency, poor play and no leadership from the top down was a positive. It could get us Yakupov or at the very least Grigs, Forsberg or Galchenyuk. Or even McKinnon next year and those two additions would be the superstars we've needed. Add in Timmins' ability to find gems outside the 1st round and we'd be in business.

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