Busting The Patrick Roy Myth
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09-20-2012, 11:29 AM
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The best Habs' team Roy played on was the 1989 team. In 1986, Richer, Lemieux, Carbonneau, Chelios and Corson (not to forget Roy) were all young and inexperienced. By 1989 they had three more seasons under their belt and were really clicking. Add in Mats Naslund and Bobby Smith providing offense up front, and Bob Gainey, Brian Skrudland and Mike McPhee as defensive forwards, and you had a very strong and balanced group of forwards. The defense was led by Chris Chelios, who won the Norris that year, and he was complemented by (an aging) Larry Robinson, Rick Green, Craig Ludwig and Petr Svoboda.
The only thing the 86 team had over that group was that Robinson and Gainey were younger and better that year.
That 89 team lost to the Flames in the finals, so there's no way you could say the 86 Habs were better than the 89 Habs.
The ‘89 Habs were better than the ‘86 Habs but not by as much as the ‘89 Flames were better than the ‘86 Flames.
The ‘89 Flames were a powerhouse, anyone thats tries to say otherwise doesn‘t have a clue what they are talking about!
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