The guy relies on holding and grabbing not to get passed by the opponent. He's certainly not an agile skater.
He's 6'5 240, and you're wrong. He skates well enough forwards/backwards- well enough to pinch in from the point and get back, well enough to follow the opposing player backwards until he lays a punishing hip check into him, and certainly well enough to not be called slow. He only holds/grabs/shakes/shoves(penalties result because he brain cramps every now and then) players behind the net sometimes, thats his style, he uses his strength.
was Game 1 evidence that the Flyers are just that much stronger, faster, better, etc, than the Habs, and that we have heard before the series started?
Or was it just following the same pattern the Habs have been on the whole playoff, with a real stinker each series? If so, that's certainly a good sign.
As I consider myself somewhat of an optimist, I think Game 1 was just what we needed. As we slayed some giants on our way here, I bet Philly was just about to take us seriously... now they won't even know what hit them tonight. I also refuse to believe that a team with so much heart will play two lacklustre games in a row.
It's all part of the system!
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