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04-26-2013, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by habsinsider View Post
Hate to break it to you guys but the Leafs have more skill than we do, and arguably more speed. They don't necessarily need to 'goon it up' to win but it is their style to play physical. Proof is in the stats where their players have more goals/points than us and in the last few games where there hasn't been any "gooning" but they still dominated us.
If stats are the proof, the standings disagree with you. In fact, the Habs have played their worst hockey by far the last two weeks and are still ahead of the Leafs.

If you're measuring matchups, Leafs won against us but lost against Boston. We won against Boston and lost against Leafs. Leafs lost against Carolina, we won against Carolina.

Therefore, by some Leaf-based calculus, the best team in the EC should be Carolina.

If the measure is pure skill, Tampa is better than Toronto and us.

However you spin it, the only measure of a team is where they are in the standings, and where they end up in the playoffs. Right now, Habs are a better team.

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