: Post-Game Talk:
Were the Habs even at the Heritage Classic today?
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02-20-2011, 10:11 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Montreal, Canada
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Because as soon as this team faces any adversity the fans are the first to jump off the ship and yell from the shore that they never liked the boat anyway. I'm not gonna lie and say I never acted this way in the past, but I thought last year's playoff run would humble some in that respect like it did me. Every time this team was counted out they fought back. Nobody gave them a chance, myself included, against Washington and they won a 7 game thriller. Even less of a chance against Pittsburgh, and they gave us more great memories.
And the funniest part about that run? The fans said they never lost faith, which was a crock of **** for 99% of us. We were ready to crap all over them had they lost game 7 in Washington. But they didn't, and like I said I thought that would be a great lesson in humility, but I guess it wasn't.
Truthfully I was being generous in my assessment. If this team reflected the fanbase they'd have folded up when Markov went down for the season. People pegged them to be an 8th place team with him, and currently they're a 6th place team without him. But evidently they have no heart and no desire because they're having a bad stretch in February.
Maybe I'm an idiot for still being positive about this team, but I'd like to think a small stretch mid-season isn't indicative of a team's play. Maybe they will tailspin out of control and not make the playoffs. Who knows? But if they don't fall apart, and if they do make the playoffs, when I say I was behind them the whole time I don't want to have to lie about it.
While I do agree some people overreact, Houston we Do have a problem generating offense. Look our second leading point getter is James Wizniewski, here are the streaks some of our forwards are on:
AK - 0 goals, 2 assist in 13 games
Gomez - 1 goal, 2 assist in 10 games
Halpern - 2 goals, 0 assist in 12 games
Moen - 0 goals, 3 assist in 30 games
Eller - 0 goals, 2 assist in 13 games
Gionta - 1 assist in 32 games (at least he is scoring some though)
Pouliot - 4 goals, 0 assist in 14 games
That is a LOT of forwards struggling at the same time my man. I am not sure if it is the system, or the coaching not motivating the players or what. But there is a problem that goes beyond a bad patch IMO.
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