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05-12-2011, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimota View Post
It sort of feel like Martin gave up on him quickly. Remember when he came in after the trade he was on fire on the first line with Gomez and Gionta. And then he lost it at the end of the season and was nowhere to be found in the playoffs. So during a long run he proved that he could be a top player it's just that he somehow lost his way. It's just a matter of bringing him back together again and make him do what he was doing back then.
How did he give up on him quickly? He's been getting chance after chance for the last 100+ games with virtually no results. He stuck with him on the Gomez-Gionta line for 6 weeks of regular season and 2-3 weeks of playoffs before finally pulling the plug last year. Pouliot is a guy that has to generate offense to be worth dressing each night as he is below average defensively and does not play any other role(faceoffs, shot blocks, PK etc).

Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
One out of two isnt bad.

That was sarcasm at its finest (or worst).

I dont troll. I have been a Habs fan for a long long time. Long enough to realize that we do not stand a chance to win the Cup as long as we have coaches like Martin who believe in passive play.

Both the Sharks and the Red Wings epitomize what hockey should be. Puck control and aggressive defense. Havent seen that around here for many many years.
Hvaing our best player out of the lineup most of the last 2 years had a direct effect on the style of game you play. I think JM and PG want to play a more puck control game and have said so, but for that you need your best players in the lineup.

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