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02-28-2013, 12:46 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
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One of the reasons I love our fan base -- Pre-Game threads more than two days beforehand!
So much pessimism and self-doubt here. Can we digest two simple concepts:
1) The Habs are a legit strong team. Not elite, but strong. This season isn't a fluke -- last year was. We've got more talent and a lot more depth than 2011 when we finished 6th in the EC. This doesn't mean we're a lock to win anything, but it means we're back in the playoffs and solidly among the top eight teams in the league.
2) We won't finish with a point % of 720. We will lose games. We will have a bad 10-game stretch at some point, possibly in the next two weeks. Boston and Pittsburgh know they can easily lose to us; doing so doesn't mean they're no longer great teams. Same with us -- if we lose to them we're still a strong team.
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