Thread: Confirmed with Link: Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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07-01-2012, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
We will have empirical evidence regarding whether or not team toughness makes a difference.

Last season, Montreal was the softest team in the League. Even such brutally physical teams like Tampa Bay () pushed the Habs around. White was gone for most of the season. Moen was injured a lot. Staubitz showed up late in the season when everyone was going through the motions.

And........we finished LAST in the East.

This season, the way it looks so far, we will have basically the same top 6. The bottom 6 has been revamped.

We will see if this year's tougher team fares better than last years last place.......softest in the NHL.......team.
Please. They lost because they could hold a lead, had their winger and defensive depth decimated and were unlucky in close games Far better explainations than they weren't as tough as the year before. Cunneyworth regularly dressed an guy whose only job is fighting in Staublitz and played depth "energy players" and hitters more, unlike under Martin. Habs and the Habs were far worse under Cunneyworth than Martin.

2010-12 Habs were the best even strength team Montreal has had since the nineties without a goon or even much "toughness."

But we're not going to persuade each other. Both too committed to our current positions to concede. If you think Prust is worth a million more per year than his play as hockey player or position in the depth chart warrants because he's tough that's your prerogative. But I think you want to invest in tiger repelling rocks.

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