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06-10-2013, 09:10 PM
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Et le But
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It's true speed and skill won't win anything without complimentary pieces, including size, toughness, all that. But you don't abandon speed and skill for all that complimentary grit, there's a reason skill is what still has the most value in this league - it's the hardest to replace.

You look like a team like Chicago, yes they have balance, they have size, all that. But their core is definitely about speed and skill first. Most of their tougher role players were made by playing next to such high end talent.

Saying "speed and skill" doesn't work because the Habs have been hurt by being undersized is like telling your kid to stop studying science and history because he failed math. The Habs haven't even been that skilled during this time - yes we have depth there, but how many Habs players over the past decade have had great hands?

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