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04-02-2014, 01:13 PM
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Madam Kadri
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Originally Posted by Rapala View Post
Indeed the recipe for beating the Habs in the last decade...
You forgot to mention Philly the Rangers and even Columbus play very similar styles.
We have had some good outings in past years combating this with speed.
However we were never able to maintain the pace, often not for 60 Mins.
let alone a 4-7 game series. Small teams wear quicker.
Habs-Rangers is a bit more even. We've beaten them brutally a fair share of times and they've beaten us a fair share of times. The thing that characterizes Habs-Rangers is that every year, there seems to be at least one game in which the game between the two teams is boring as ****. Torts isn't that great of a defensive system coach, imo. He just has a thing for blocking shots.

Columbus has the aggressive forecheck that causes us trouble, but their backend is weak.

For Philly, I don't think they are that stout defensively, but their skill players do feast on our defense and hence they always manage to get a win against us.

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