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01-21-2013, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by JustAHabFan View Post
Bottom of the Eastern Conference.
I agree 100%, if they play half of their games, or more, the same way the played on Saturday night. They will need to be way better than they were on Saturday night if they want to even get a sniff of the 8th playoff spot.

The only bright spot in the loss to TO was Carey Price. He had to deal with way more pressure than Scrivens all night, and he still gave the team a chance to win the game. He was excellent, as we normally would expect.

Against TO, the Habs forwards couldn't generate a lick of serious offensive pressure in the first two periods. In the third, they had a couple moments with some decent pressure, but they were certainly fleeting. On defence, they let the TO forwards gain the blueline with little to no adversity and they lost too many one on one battles in their own zone. Overall, the team was sloppy and couldn't execute breakouts, forechecks, plays to gain the blueline, and the PP set-up. I watched quite a bit of hockey on the weekend and it was pretty clear to me that the Habs were, by far, the poorest when it came to play execution.

The Habs are sure to lose 95% of their games this year IF they play the same way they did on Saturday night. I'm certain they will not play that poorly in every game... but how often can they play good games? And, how good is their "good"?

I will personally be surprised if the Habs finish above 12th in the East.

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