Cronie wrote:While I see your point Bee, my personal bias aside, I think the Habs are DONE.
Fact is, they will NOT be the same team next year, with SO many UFA's and RFA's to deal with, not to mention, how do you ignore the fact that your team is for sale?!
I'm not saying Boston is taking the Habs lightly, but with Thomas playing soundly and Julien's coaching once again shinning, it certainly goes without saying that spoiler or not, Montreal has a LOT of work ahead of them.
IMHO it's very important to put one's personal bias aside here...if you want you to look at this series realistically.
This is NOT, as I said earlier, "Carbo's Cuties". This is not the arrogant bunch of cruisers who waffled their way through most of the season. This is Gainey's Gang.
Bob Gainey knows EXACTLY what it takes to win, and Gainey knows how to lead. He also holds--as GM--the futures of each of them in his hand.
They know that he knows, and they respect him.
Gainey communicates with his guys...watch him during a game, talking to them.
He knows the odds are stacked against Le Canadien.
And he knows "it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog".
It might be a terrier against a grizzly...but it's going to be a battle.
Would hockey fans want anything less? cool)