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08-10-2011, 09:28 PM
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Softest team this year?

Pretty simple question. Which team will get bullied around on the ice this year by the opposition? I gotta go with the Habs personally.

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Red Wings are pretty soft, but hopefully Bert is like he was in the playoffs and Commodore + Ericsson use there size.

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Maybe Edmonton?

EDIT: NVM they now have Eager + Sutton

There's now some toughness on their lower end players

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Until they prove otherwise, Edmonton. I wonder if Sam Gagner will be diving into the boards to avoid taking a hit again this year.

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chicago easily....

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Maybe Edmonton?
Eh, they might not be a good team but they'll have Eager, Peckham, Hordichuck, Sutton etc all willing to mix it up.

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Until they prove otherwise, Edmonton. I wonder if Sam Gagner will be diving into the boards to avoid taking a hit again this year.
Why do they have to prove otherwise when they clearly got tougher in the offseason. Adding Eager, Belanger, Sutton, Smytty (not tough per se but tougher than others) and Hordichuk automatically makes them significantly tougher. Not nearly the softest.

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Vancouver. Every team knows how to beat them and they will be bullied all the time. I would be surprised if they win a game this year.

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Dallas.
When I clicked on this thread I just knew someone would say Dallas. And it's completely wrong. I can't name more than a few soft players on the team.

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Nope. BY no means the toughest, but hardly the softest

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When I clicked on this thread I just knew someone would say Dallas. And it's completely wrong. I can't name more than a few soft players on the team.
I didn't think anyone would say Dallas, because their is nothing to back that up with.

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I can finally say, with confidence, that it's not Buffalo.

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"Soft" is such a subjective term. Are we talking fewest hits, penalty minutes, fights, injuries etc?

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Montreal. They don't care about being dominated physically, they just start diving and turn it around on the physical team. They revel in softness. They prosper by softness. It's the softness of a willow tree. It's the softness of a silk bulletproof vest. Softness is one of their strengths, it gets them their beloved power plays, and allows them to just play a tight trap in 5 on 5 and wait for a team to get frustrated enough to give them more power plays. That's why a team that is so small can be so deadly at times.

It's a comprehensive strategy with them, and one that's built around other teams' ability to manhandle them physically, and turning that into a weapon for their own purposes. It's slick, professional, intelligent, and soft as melted ice cream. In other words, it's perfect hockey, in its own limp-wristed way.
Why do you have to make this thread into a stillborn?

Now 5-6 pages will be wasted on people quoting and replying to this.


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chicago easily....
What?!

They got Dan Carcillo, Sean O'Donnell, Jamal Mayers, and Steve Montador during the off-season. Throw in the super heavy weight John Scott, and I'd say they're one of the toughest teams in the league.

They also have guys like Seabrook and Bickell who love to throw their weight around.

As for the softest team, it's either Detroit (I know, shocker) or Vancouver. Both of practically no grit at all in their line-up.

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Montreal. They don't care about being dominated physically, they just start diving and turn it around on the physical team. They revel in softness. They prosper by softness. It's the softness of a willow tree. It's the softness of a silk bulletproof vest. Softness is one of their strengths. Going down like they're shot by a .50 cal gets them their beloved power plays, and allows them to just play a tight trap in 5 on 5 and wait for a team to get frustrated enough to give them more power plays. That's why a team that is so small can be so deadly at times.

It's a comprehensive strategy with them, and one that's built around other teams' ability to manhandle them physically, and turning that into a weapon for their own purposes. It's slick, professional, intelligent, and soft as melted ice cream. In other words, it's perfect hockey, in its own limp-wristed way.
Jack Edwards is that you?

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Montreal. They don't care about being dominated physically, they just start diving and turn it around on the physical team. They revel in softness. They prosper by softness. It's the softness of a willow tree. It's the softness of a silk bulletproof vest. Softness is one of their strengths. Going down like they're shot by a .50 cal gets them their beloved power plays, and allows them to just play a tight trap in 5 on 5 and wait for a team to get frustrated enough to give them more power plays. That's why a team that is so small can be so deadly at times.

It's a comprehensive strategy with them, and one that's built around other teams' ability to manhandle them physically, and turning that into a weapon for their own purposes. It's slick, professional, intelligent, and soft as melted ice cream.
I didn't think it'd be possible for a post to be this bitter and pathetic after the poster's team won the cup, until now. For real, buddy, grow up.

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08-10-2011, 10:13 PM
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I calls it as I sees it. And what I saw in that first round series between my team and the Canadiens is exactly the kind of hockey I described. You don't need to be a Bruins homer to pick up on it (I'm a Bruins fan, but far from a homer).

And I give credit where it's due. Until the refs actually call diving penalties, it's a valid and viable hockey strategy that will result in wins, and will make a team difficult to play against. To play a diving team, you have to play with your emotions reined in to avoid giving them extra power plays, and that pulls the teeth of the big physical teams fans prefer. It takes them out of their comfort zone, and that's an advantage for the diving team.

I'll give full marks to the Canadiens for playing the system well, if they'll do me and the rest of us the courtesy of not insulting our intelligence or trying to tell us that what we all see plain as day, is not happening.

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I can actually say for once that it won't be Colorado

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