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Thankfully, our beloved play the lowly Leafs Saturday night.

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Trizzak    423
4 hours ago, BigGains23 said:

Thankfully, our beloved play the lowly Leafs Saturday night.

 

I admire your optimism and rue your hubris.

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Chris    4

Yea, a team averaging one goal a game vs a team that scores 5 a game. 

 

Should be quite the spectacle. 

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lazy26    58

I imagine I'll be slumped over a beer or 12...

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Commandant    606
On 10/10/2017 at 6:09 PM, Chris said:

Yea, a team averaging one goal a game vs a team that scores 5 a game. 

 

Should be quite the spectacle. 

 

I too fully expect those averages to be completely sustainable. 

 

The Leafs will break NHL records for goals scored in a season, with an offence better than the 80s oilers, while the Habs finish the year under 100 goals scored, and with a shooting percentage at less than 1/3rd the previous NHL worst ever. 

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zumpano21    40

Wondering if this is a commonly held opinion:

 

The Habs organization is guilty of the worst brand of complacency and arrogance. This attitude arose with departure of les Nordiques thereby removing all incentive to put forth a truly competitive product.

 

 

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1 hour ago, zumpano21 said:

Wondering if this is a commonly held opinion:

 

The Habs organization is guilty of the worst brand of complacency and arrogance. This attitude arose with departure of les Nordiques thereby removing all incentive to put forth a truly competitive product.

 

 

 

The Habs since 1993 have indeed looked an awful lot like a classier version of what the Leafs were over my own lifetime: an organization that was a license to print money and indulged in lots of ego-driven melodrama and systematically failed to get the fundamentals right. 

 

But Houle was just honestly incompetent, and I never once doubted that Bob Gainey was deeply committed to doing things the right way - he reconstructed the Habs into a respected organization - and to winning. Bob sincerely tried and failed, due to key mistakes and a lot of crappy luck. It's Bob's successors that really triggered my doubts about the integrity of the organization. Gauthier clearly prioritized his own ego and agenda over winning, alienating the entire team in the process and leading it to disaster. Bergevin has allowed his own personal preferences and loyalties to take precedence over excellence on a chronic basis: not firing Lefevbre, keeping Therrien much too long, not hiring Robinson or pursuing Jagr, letting Markov walk apparently because MB was in a snit over his monetary demands, playing contract hardball with Subban and then trading him for reasons unrelated to hockey, etc. He can afford to enter Year Six of his 'rebuild' with a team that is no better than the one he inherited and which has done next to nothing over his tenure. By this point in the tenures of Gainey and Savard, the team had shown very substantial improvement. But in the MB era the Habs no longer demand this - and a good chunk of their fans no longer seem to expect it.  That's Leafsland.

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