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Habaneros 01-24-2012 03:41 PM

Jacques Martin predicts: Habs make playoffs
 
http://www.cjad.com/Blog/HabsNews/bl...tryID=10336586

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The ex-Canadiens coach predicts on the Andrew Carter Morning Show the Canadiens will rally to make the playoffs. And that he'll be back coaching in the NHL one day.
:cry:
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Martin tells CJAD his "scouting job" will likely involve more evaluation and development of Canadiens prospects

tigerman111 01-24-2012 03:46 PM

Jacques Martin would be a good head coach for the habs.

Jack Bourdain 01-24-2012 03:47 PM

Tank Nation:

Making the playoffs? Unacceptable!

Andy 01-24-2012 03:48 PM

I can just imagine the amount of people taht will be pissed if they end up making it.

knuck 01-24-2012 03:53 PM

I'll never be pissed if they do make the playoffs. I'll be pissed if don't by 2 points, though

Monctonscout 01-24-2012 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by knuck (Post 43037697)
I'll never be pissed if they do make the playoffs. I'll be pissed if don't by 2 points, though

I think at this point I prefer hoping for a top 4-5 pick. If we finish 25+ I'd prefer to make the playoffs.

RaMMuT 01-24-2012 04:00 PM

Its very possible we make the playoffs

if we go on a 4-5 game win streak we're gonna be back on track!


But I personally would rather lose 4-5 games so we get back in the lottery picking game lol

believers start bashing in

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Hackett 01-24-2012 04:07 PM

maybe martin really does believe this but what a coach thinks and what a coach says to the media are often two different things.

When martin talks to the media, I often have the feeling that he simply gives the most non controversial answers, whether they are truthful or not.

FlyingKostitsyn 01-24-2012 04:08 PM

Its worrying imho. Either the org (Martin is still part of it) thinks the fans are idiots that will believe anything or they are completely delusional.


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Originally Posted by Hackett
maybe martin really does believe this but what a coach thinks and what a coach says to the media are often two different things.

When martin talks to the media, I often have the feeling that he simply gives the most non controversial answers, whether they are truthful or not.

Fair point. Martin saying the Habs won't make the playoffs would be on the cover of Journal de Montreal.

Monctonscout 01-24-2012 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by RaMMuT (Post 43038091)
Its very possible we make the playoffs

if we go on a 4-5 game win streak we're gonna be back on track!


But I personally would rather lose 4-5 games so we get back in the lottery picking game lol

believers start bashing in

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1...

4-5 game winning streak would only have us within 4-5 points on the playoffs.

Right now we would technically need 10 more points to be a playoff team since we are out by 8 and both teams have games in hand PLUS we'd have to beat out 3 teams for 7th or 8th as pittsburgh will probably not be caught and is 13 ahead.

If we were to get 10 out of 10 the next 5 games, the teams ahead of us would get at least 5, 6 or 7 so we'd probably be 5-6 points back even after winning 5 straight.

If those teams maintain their current pace...

Washington 92 points, Toronto 90 points, New Jersey 94.

We would need 93 to get in, so 48 points in 34 games...24-10-0 or 22-8-4 that's .706 winning%.

axman88 01-24-2012 04:25 PM

Kind of hard to make the playoffs when TSN's top 200 player ranking has only 4 habs players.... the first one being #80 Eric Cole....#86 Max Pacioretty.....#112 Carey Price.....and #163 PK Subban!

http://tsn.ca/fantasy_news/feature/?ID=10467

The Gal Pals 01-24-2012 04:32 PM

JM's covering his a$$ because he's a big part of the reason we're not in the playoffs right now.

Shad 01-24-2012 04:32 PM

Won't happen

Captain Smurf 01-24-2012 04:32 PM

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lv8353geeG1qzscwd.jpg

Martin, your a smart hockey guy, but I want whatever your smoking.

The Kremelin Wall* 01-24-2012 04:34 PM

He works for the organization, they're not going to admit we're not making the playoffs until the last game of the season when we've been eliminated for a month.

Habaneros 01-24-2012 04:36 PM

I think he is full of it about playoffs,,,,

but WHAT concerns me more is ,him involved with our prospects, hasn't he damaged it enough?


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Martin tells CJAD his "scouting job" will likely involve more evaluation and development of Canadiens prospects

Chfan 01-24-2012 05:21 PM

He probably still is some kind of an assistant to Pierre Gauthier and Gauthier probably still believes in playoffs also and is constantly trying to make a trade to make a playoff push.

Erik Estrada 01-24-2012 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Chfan (Post 43041891)
He probably still is some kind of an assistant to Pierre Gauthier and Gauthier probably still believes in playoffs also and is constantly trying to make a trade to make a playoff push.

I don't mind JM thinks we'll make the playoffs. The problem is it suggests other people at the Bell Center could think the same thing... As long as supernatural events occuring isn't the basis for their trade deadline strategy.

Dr_Hook 01-24-2012 07:39 PM

He's still employed by the team, what is he supposed to say ? "We have sucked all year but now that I'm gone there's no chance in hell we make it to the dance ! That creepy ghost who canned me doesn't know what he's doing ! We are doomed"

Of course he says that. Doesn't mean he believes it. Doesn't mean it's happening. Doesn't even mean it would be a good thing... Just something he has to say.

uiCk 01-24-2012 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by tigerman111 (Post 43037331)
Jacques Martin would be a good head coach for the habs.

lol this. we could of avoided those turbulent times and losses after team was in full panic mode after he got canned. But whatever, to rebuilding!! ?

habitue* 01-24-2012 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr_Hook (Post 43053277)
He's still employed by the team, what is he supposed to say ? "We have sucked all year but now that I'm gone there's no chance in hell we make it to the dance ! That creepy ghost who canned me doesn't know what he's doing ! We are doomed"

Of course he says that. Doesn't mean he believes it. Doesn't mean it's happening. Doesn't even mean it would be a good thing... Just something he has to say.

I would say the same with 3 million $ left on my contract. ;)

lxzred 01-24-2012 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by axman88 (Post 43039163)
Kind of hard to make the playoffs when TSN's top 200 player ranking has only 4 habs players.... the first one being #80 Eric Cole....#86 Max Pacioretty.....#112 Carey Price.....and #163 PK Subban!

http://tsn.ca/fantasy_news/feature/?ID=10467

Ummm.... TSN rankings seriously?

That has any relation with reality?

Kriss E 01-24-2012 09:12 PM

Martin is still an employee of the Habs, not surprising.
Habs management will never admit to not making the POs unless we're officially out of the race. I don't think any GM would say that actually, not publicly.

Erik Estrada 01-24-2012 09:16 PM

We're 2 points away from having a shot at Grigorenko or Yakupov. Getting 3rd, and drawing 2nd.

One Man Rock Band 01-24-2012 09:18 PM

He's not wrong.


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