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06-06-2013, 07:36 PM
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Boston is destroying Pittsburgh who destroyed Ottawa who destroyed the Habs. What's a fan to think?
It's all a lot to take in, but by this year's performance in the playoffs the Habs have a way to go. The topic is a more honest discussion than had the Habs lost in game 7 to the team that eventually wins the cup. Like 2011.
Boston proves that strength and depth gets more important as the other teams play tough games and eventually wilt by comparison.
They are third round strong and the habs were first round weak.
Simplistic linear reductionism isn't much valid. It completely disregards match-ups and Habs had one of the youngest teams core-wize in those playoffs. It's not going to stabilize until a few years as we're getting a steady input of players from very recent drafts. Boston is the most consistent because of their depth AND coaching. Habs are getting near that depth, although it needs to acquire experience for that depth to be as effective. Therrien isn't the best coach we could have either, but for the purpose of gaining the needed experience for those young core players, he's probably a very good choice.
We're not there yet, but we aren't far either.
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