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05-16-2006, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by AH
Nice read, but for this team to get to the next level, they have to stop folding at the sight (no pun intended) of every serious injury. Signs of a young team, but hopefully they learn to get to the next level.

This team just does not know how to play thorugh injuries...this was the case during the season as well and in past years. Mind you, it's never a simple injury with this team like a torn ACL, or a broken arm. It's always someone almost losing an eye (Koivu), or someone's arm getting sliced off (Audette), or Brian Savage almost becoming paralyzed, or Macleary almost dying from a shot to the throat. It's always stuff that has to make headlines worldwide.
You forgot Zednik

The trend I noticed for Montreal in the last few playoff losses was the inability to solve a goaltender. They were running the show in Carolina until they switched to Ward and Irbe. Last season was lost mainly due to Khabibulin completely shutting the door. Even before that, didn't the Habs keep losing to "inferior" teams but whose goalie shut the door (Brodeur and Hasek).

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