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A 24 Cup Perspective: Montreal Canadiens Only a “Mediocre” Team

Published by on April 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

When recapping Game One of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont did not mince any words. When talking of the visiting Montreal Canadiens, he called them "an average, if not mediocre hockey team."

Dupont also went on to state the obvious: The Canadiens do not have considerable scoring power beyond the first line of Alex Kovalev, Alex Tanguay, and Saku Koivu.  On the flip side, the Bruins are able to roll four lines of attack, having six 20+ goal scorers in black and gold.

In no way are the Canadiens of 2008-09 anywhere near any of the dynastic teams of old. They do have goaltending in Carey Price, who was the only player in Game One to show any signs of being i...

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