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Habs Bruins 1979 extras

Andrew Berkshire of Habs: Eyes on the Prize provides some contemporary insight into game 7 on possession and scoring chance data utilizing advanced analytics.

http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/20...al-game-7-1979

These stats really show how one sided the play was in that game, how dominant 4 or 5 key players were for the Habs and how dominant this team was even though the 79 version is probably the weakest of the four dynasty years. The disparity in styles of play was really evident in 1979. Boston just couldn't keep up with the Habs on Montreal ice. Now that the playing field is level - Boston has a uniform ice surface - they can play with the skating teams anywhere. To me, its no surprise Boston eventually won a SC after they moved out of the Garden and started to build their team like most of the other good skating teams in the NHL.

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Very cool analysis!

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Andrew Berkshire of Habs: Eyes on the Prize provides some contemporary insight into game 7 on possession and scoring chance data utilizing advanced analytics.

http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/20...al-game-7-1979

These stats really show how one sided the play was in that game, how dominant 4 or 5 key players were for the Habs and how dominant this team was even though the 79 version is probably the weakest of the four dynasty years. The disparity in styles of play was really evident in 1979. Boston just couldn't keep up with the Habs on Montreal ice. Now that the playing field is level - Boston has a uniform ice surface - they can play with the skating teams anywhere. To me, its no surprise Boston eventually won a SC after they moved out of the Garden and started to build their team like most of the other good skating teams in the NHL.

The old small rink - Boston Garden provided advantages but there were disadvantages as well. Ironically Bobby Orr was more impressive on the larger surfaces Montreal and Toronto but the other Bruins tended to lag because of their skating.

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