It's already on the lips of every sportswriter in the city. "The Habs lost because they're too small". We hear it every time the Habs lose, and even more so when they lose in the playoffs.
The argument about being too small is twofold:
- A small team is forced to play perimeter hockey and can't get shots. Even when they can get shots, they're not scoring chances
- A small team can't limit chances against because they can't keep big players out of the crease, leading to more goals against.
Où êtes-vous, Lady Luck?