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02-19-2013, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
This argument/discussion should be ended right now.

Look at the Habs this season. We are doing very well against the teams that are not loaded with tough guys. Yet we struggle against the Leafs, Bruins, Sabres and the Sens to a certain extent.

Why? Those above mentioned teams can play the goonish game against us because they know they can.

We need an average skilled heavy to dress specifically against those teams. The rest of the te he can entertain Kaberle in the press box.

I hope Bergevin is noticing who we are losing to and understand why so he can fix the problem.
We lost to the Sens (pre-Karlsson injury) and Bruins once each because they're good teams, not because we were out-gooned by them. We then beat the Sens. We beat the Sabres easily with John Scott, then blew the second game because of stupidity. None of these games were influenced by an enforcer, fights or intimidation.

Let's call a spade a spade -- this all comes down to a single game against Toronto. No other game we played needed an enforcer. We needed goals, not fights. Our surprisingly few losses happened because the whole team was rusty (Toronto #1), we didn't bury our many chances (Boston), Budaj was rusty (Sens #1), dumb penalty and last-second screwup (Buffalo #2), and finally, a lousy game by Price and the entire team (Toronto #2), which culminated in that ridiculous brawl once the game was already long-gone.

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