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03-06-2006, 02:27 PM
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Habsaku
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A few heads up for the game:


The Habs have been playing very good games lately, making the opponent pay for their mistakes and sticking up for each other. The goaltending has been more then stellar.

The first line of Higgins-Koivu-Ryder has shown good ability to play in two zones, the three of them are gritty forwards who dont back down.

The 2nd line of Perezhogin-Ribeiro-Kovalev has shown tremendous skill. Ribeiro is the weakest link on the line, not being able to catch up or create good plays like his teammates do.

The 3rd line of Bulis-Plekanec-Zednik is very fast and responsible. Zednik is tough to handle down low and lately, he has shown a lot of hard work. He's a player who's game is about speed and grit, if he doesnt use those two traits, he's not usefull. Plekanec is a fiesty forward and Bulis is a two way forward who might be the weakest player in our division.

The fourth line is the PK line. Watch out for Begin.

The defense has been solid, Markov is a threat to watch out for and his partner Komisarek can change the tempo with a monster hit. Rivet and Souray are there to beat the crap out of anyone who touches their teammates. That leaves little Bouillon and Dandenault.

A speedy team and one that competes.


The Flyers will have to bring a full 60 min effort to beat the Habs. The gamebreaker will undoubtebly be Forsberg. If he decides to get it going, it'll be tough for the inexperienced Habs squad to defend against him. Robert Esche is potentially the guy that might cost you the game. Everyone of our wingers on the top 3 lines are very good shooters, if he has a bad game, expect 5+ goals to be scored. I'd be surprised if Philly doesnt play a very tight and physical game.

Good luck and good game.

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