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04-25-2014, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by habsfanatics View Post
He disagrees with you, so he must be a troll. He's talking about the process that lead to the 100 points, not everything is sunshine and lollipops because you achieve 100 points. The team was outplayed for the majority of the season, relied heavily on Price and got results that didn't necessarily reflect their play.

They are in the bottom 10 of the league in shot differential during the regular season, near the bottom in 5vs5 scoring. Individual players, for the most part, had some of their poorest seasons, aside from Pacioretty and Price.

The good, their PK was excellent and their goaltending as well. The pp went from being excellent to average. The possession we had in round 1 is exactly the type of team we need to be in order to have long term sustainable success.

The lay and pray strategy of conceding possession and getting routinely outshot is not something any coaching staff should strive for. We survived it and actually had pretty good results overall. Over the long run, getting outshot routinely will ultimately lead to poor results, luckily for us, 82 games is just as arbitrary a number as 48 and strange things can happen over short samples, but getting routinely outshot and having a negative shot differential and pathetic 5vs5 scoring are not attributes that should be positively attributed to the coaching staff. They got lucky to get 100 points.
I don't understand this,

We have an 100 point season and it still isn't good enough for some people. Isn't it the 100 points that matters ? Its the same thing as goals, if you get a garbage goal and it helps you win the stanley cup then it doesn't matter if it was garbage. The thing that matters is always the results, not how you got there.

Habs fans are never happy, we could win the cup and people would say "Well yea but we go outplayed", so what we still won the cup.

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