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03-31-2013, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingKostitsyn View Post
I'm not sure if the 07-08 team wasn't better than the current edition.

08 Markov > Subban
Hamrlik or Streit > 13 Markov
08 Kovalev > Pacioretty
Koivu > Desharnais
Higgins > Gionta
Kostitsyn brothers in 2008 = the Gallys

The current Ryder&Plekanec are better than they were however and Price of course is better today then in 2008, and better than Huet. I think we were more ''top heavy'' in 2008 but have better depth players today (better 3rd pair defense and a much better bottom 6).
That's a pretty superficial way of looking at it. The 07-08 team was a mediocre even strength team with an exceptionally good power play; the 2013 Habs are one of the best even strength teams in the league. This team is ahead of that team defensively - as much as I love Markov, he was never as flat out dominant as Subban is right now, except on the power play. On the other hand, you are underrating the current Markov, who is at least as good as Hamrlik was that year.

And of course the depth. This year we have players as good as Eller and Galchenyuk on the 3rd line.

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