what ever happened to everyone saying the west was super tough and the east was the skill conference???? outside of boston, who does everyone anticipate being so hard to play against???
Toronto - McLaren, Orr, Clarkson, Frazer they are getting into Boston territory in terms of toughness.
Pittsburgh - Engelland, MacIntyre
Devils - Janssen, Bouilton, Clowe
Canadiens - Prust, Parros, Tarnasky
these guys will take run at the Wings stars and that's why some people here want someone who can protect the players, so the mojo of "we like our team" can be fine but also a healthy, not-intimidated team is fine. The game is changing you need some guys, that can deliver monsterous hits and crash the net skill alone doesn't win games nor does toughness alone, balance is key in the NHL nowadays.
So let us hope, that Holland isn't done and does indeed look for some help in that regard. Is it really that hard to understand, to want something who can protect this team against such heavyweights? I don't think so and I really hoped Holland would acknowledge that in his interview instead of talking about how Chicago beat Boston.
Edited by frankgrimes, 09 July 2013 - 05:41 PM.