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08-12-2006, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirk Muller View Post
Who ever called them that? People on the Habs' board? I don't know.
Look, my only point is that one weakness we don't talk about is the team's ability to completely disappear for long stretches. This is the kind of thing that's characteristic of perennial crappy teams like say the Panthers or the Thrashers, but that you don't see competitive teams do. I think that Gainey is absolutely taking this team in the right direction, and that with the emergence of workhorses like Higgins and Plekanec, this will be a thing of the past. However, the team hasn't shown yet that they've left it behind them. I'm confident that it will be starting this season.
It was the headline on TSN a few times early in the season. When the habs were #1-2 in the league after 15 games or so. Winning most games after comming back or taking the lead late in the game. There were threads about the most exciting teams in the league early in the season and the habs were named more often then not.
The team had it's leg cut of by
1-Theo's awfull play.
2-Koivu missed a few games
3-Kovalev got an operation.
4-The rookies (Higgins,Plekanec, Perezhogin) lost there energy for a while.
Then Gainey fired Julien and then traded Theo and thing got gradualy better.

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