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07-18-2013, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
Spezza played 5 regular season games for the Sens that year. They had the entire season to cope without him, find a replacement, build chemistry, etc. For all intents and purposes, he wasn't even a part of their 2012-13 season. Considerably different from losing someone at the end of the year or in the playoffs.
Exactly. Sens adapted over the season. Habs never had that chance.

Yes, Spezza's absence was a serious loss, but Montreal was missing up to seven players during the series. And the petty excuses about Karlsson are ridiculous. He was healthy enough to play and had been back for a couple of weeks already. Not 100%? Give me a break. Bourque and Diaz were also not at 100% after their long injuries. Every damn team has players who are less than 100%. Habs were missing multiple players who couldn't play at all.

Geez... Ottawa built their entire season around being the Injured Team. Everyone shook their head in sympathy and MacLean won coach of the year because they were the Injured Team. But then their players came back. Come the playoffs, the injured team was us.

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