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10-18-2013, 09:07 AM
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I'd rather be more like the Bruins than more like the Canucks. Is it a coach thing, a player thing, or a bit of both?
Probably more of a Sather and player thing. The team played similar to the Bruins in 2011-12 and the roster has changed since then. A lot of the players on the team aren't capable of being physically imposing even though the effort is there (Cally and sometimes Zucc), and some others are just disinterested even though they have the size (Pyatt, Pouliot, Nash at times).

AV actually had some players that were tough to play against - Torres, Burrows, Lapierre, etc. Bieksa and Hamhuis are hard hitters. If he has tough players and agitators who can play, he will use them. Although I do think that mental toughness may have been an issue at times with the Canucks.

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