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06-20-2013, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Great post.

The makeup of this team will always make us competitive during the regular season and not competitive whatsoever in the playoffs when we have to play a series against physical teams prevalent in the Ottawa for example.
The thing is, some players like Bourque, Moen, Gorges and Pacioretty would be way more confident to play a grittier game if they had players like Chara, Lucic and Thornton to back them up. I'd like Horton on the Habs, because of the size and grit he's shown with the Bruins, but I'm not sure he's that different from Bourque.

The Bruins' greatness comes from having good, regular players like Chara and Lucic (and a great 4th liner like Thornton) so that Mcquaid, Boychuk, Paillé and Campbell can be more effective, confident and agressive.

Of course, Charas and Lucices don't grow on trees, so it's not as simple as signing McGrattan or Patrick Bordeleau. We don't need to be as tough as them, but an Odelein, McPhee and Roberge would do wonders for our smaller players.

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