how many of maxpac's point on the PP? we miss his presence and puck retrieval. i wouldn't play pleks and gio together on pp...get cole out there to replace gio....to many smurfs = 0 puck possession on pp...dump in..
ps bryzgalov just gave up a cookie @ the blue line 2-1 TB
I remember myself and others saying the Habs were built to be a fast transition team and play a run and gun style. Ofcourse we were shouted down while Martin was praised on his "brilliant" play and now we have a much better coach in Therrien and finally seeing the habs vets and youth playing a game they understand.
It is like night and day with the same team under a different coach from last year. Martins firing was the best move we made.
A few more periods like this one and I'm gonna start actually believing this team improved dramatically from last year... I freaking love what I'm seeing.
It's still too early but you see the difference between last year and this year. They do not play soft. They dictate the play. They impose their will on other teams instead of sitting back and adjusting to other teams. They actually bring the puck into the other team's zone rather than dump and chase. PP moves the puck a lot. Helps with Markov there.
The compete level is high. With Therrien the hardest workers will play. A big change from Martin.