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04-26-2013, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by HeShootsHeScores View Post
The scary thing about facing the leafs is that they can win by gooning it up or by outspeeding us. Habs have to be smarter defensively and work harder than them.

If the series happen, it's gonna be huge mind games, and a lot of stress for the fans.
The key thing that the Habs need to realize with the Leafs is that the players doing the gooning are NOT the same players that are doing the scoring (for the most part).

There exists a very distinct separation between their large and not-so-mobile D, their goon line (that are primed and willing to injure) and their scoring lines. Oh, and then you have 'tough guy' Kadri who is also willing to throw dirty hits or slashes provided there's a nearby goon to defend him. Gallagher is completely correct in his assessment that Kadri is not someone he respects. Gallagher can speak from the high ground, and those who would question him and label him as the type of player that Kadri actually is don't know who Gallagher is.

Habs need to keep this in mind and exploit it.

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