Lightning @ Habs - Jan. 8/04
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01-08-2004, 09:45 PM
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Yep. Hell froze over. Kilger outplayed the other 18 Habs players on the ice tonight. What a shame...
No need to say more, this was a 4 point game the Habs never had any intention to fight for.
Worse players tonight: Ribs and Theodore. Time to give a rest to Theo. And time to kick Ribs' butt.
Putrid. I stoped watching after two.
Ha, my thoughts as well. I've never seen Koivu play so poorly, or the defence fail to make adjustments.
However, I'm not sure why all the Kilger bashing tonight. He played well, probably the most effective player on the ice.
I'm often perplexed as to why the media, and some fans, get down on Kilger's lack of physical play, when not many others share the load.
Ribs has no work ethic, and refuses to go into the corners. Ward is invisible 99% of the time. I mean really, has anyone noticed he has returned from injury? He's now a third line checking center, with no physical impact at all.
Perhaps Chad is singled out, because he is the only forward with the size to do so, and this isn't really fair. Dagenais will never give a hit, nor will Ryder or many of our other players.
The bad habits continue to build, but sooner or later, the holes in this team will become apparent. The demanding schedule, and a small group of forwards, will catch up.
There has to be a point where you give Tampa credit as well. They played very well, came into our barn, and had their way with us. They played an excellent road game, and their best players played just that.
While its not time to hit the panic button, I'm not sure if the team's shortcomings will not become apparent in the next 6-7 games.
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