If we lost Timonen our D would be vastly affected.
Our whole team would still be vastly effected by the loss of Timonen. Brings up giving some credit to Homer though, I think we'd be much less effected this year than last. At least we have a few other guys back there that can get the puck out of our zone and even set up a rush now. That said, losing Timonen for an extended period would still be devistating to this team.
I guess his point was that their defense is doing pretty well this year, without a top 2 guy. I think his point would be easier to agree with, without the douchebaggery.
He's smug, I probably wouldn't agree with him either, but I don't know if we would have the same bragging rights.
BTW I am not a Habs fan but I do think their defense is tops in the East. Pens can give them somewhat of a run for their money when Gonchar comes back from injury, but still I think overall Mtl defense is the best in the east.
I prefer Philly and want Philly to win in the East, but they are going to have problems with both Mtl and Pittsburgh if they meet em in the playoffs.
Other teams probably wont give Philly much problem. Best result would be Mtl and Pitts meeting each other before Philly and wearing each other out.