Thread: Speculation: Habs have spoken with Morrow
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07-18-2013, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
It's an excuse.

Hockey is a physical sport and every team will have injuries. The teams with depth will overcome and be successful. Those that lack adequate depth capable of performing will suffer.

Sadly we are that team that lacked depth last season and if we start the season as is, will again be at a more significant disadvantage WHEN we have players injured.
Disagree. I may be wrong, but I'd guess that any team with sufficient number of missing players doesn't go far in the playoffs. At that point it's no longer a question of depth. When your team is forced to ice minor-leaguers and scrubs, it's no longer really your team.

Find me an exception when a team missing six or seven key players won a Cup or even went deep. There may be one, I just can't think of it.

As to this "No excuses" thing, sorry, but that slogan applies to how the team plays, prepares and adapts to games. It doesn't apply to injured players who aren't in the game. There is a very real difference between an explanation and an excuse.

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