You might be right I just remember the last game Stevenson clocked Jagr good and it looked like Jagr was almost crying on the bench from the beatings he took in the series. Malakhov could really play Norris level hockey when he wanted too and handled Jagr well.
Don't get me started on Malakhov, oh man.
You're totally right though, they rocked him good. I'm just talking the strategy as I remember it.
The only time Malakhov was "Norris" worthy was when he had a clear challenge, just like with Jagr.
Hard to keep guys that don't want to play 100% all the time motivated, but he sure was motivated during that serie.
What a player he could've been. Tremendous size, shot, skating ability. Just amazing talent. One of the more talented player I personally ever saw play. Sadly, talent is not enough.
We might need to add several new excuses to the wheel of excuses if the Bruins somehow lose this game against that defence. Aside from me losing v-cash, this would be an awesome result. Flyers would hurt their tank too.