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07-31-2012, 11:47 AM
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Gabe84
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Yeah because leaving your playoff chances to the final game of the year , was a great strategy.
Not to mention Huet's terrible goaltending in that game (that floating shot by--I think--McCabe, or was it Kaberle? yuck) and the PK's awful work.

People love to pinpoint the season's terrible turn out on Bégin, but the fact is, Samsonov was beyond awful, Kovalev had a really tough season, not to mention Dandouillon, Ninimaa... That, imo, was our worst season post lock-out, at least on paper.

It's pretty childish to crucify Bégin because of those 4 mins. In the grand scheme, that was 4 mins out of 4920+ mins played during the regular season. If those 4 mins of PK are what makes the difference between making the playoffs and missing the playoffs, then we definitely didn't belong in there.

Bégin deserves praise for all the sacrifices he made playing for the Habs. He blocked tons of shot, he played with his heart on his sleeve, hell, he even pissed off guys like Chara who were much bigger than he is. I don't know if he's top-10, but he deserves to be part of the discussion.

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