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02-22-2013, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
93 yes (but that team was plenty good), 86 I disagree. The Habs were contenders in the 80's even on Roy's off years. Of course they wouldn't have won either time without Roy being Roy, but 86 team was elite defensively (Robinson was still great) and Naslund was one of the best scorers in the league that year, and they were also the toughest Habs cup team in history, and if this board teaches us anything, that is key.

Saying those teams (86 especially) wouldn't have won without Roy is true, but the same can be said about the Bruins and Tim Thomas two years ago. That doesn't mean the rest of the team wasn't great.
I think the rest of the team was 'good' not 'great.' The Oilers were great. The Flyers were great. We weren't great but we had Roy and he's the difference maker.

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