Habs 4 vs. Leafs 5 - Hilites/Lowlites
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02-22-2004, 03:58 PM
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And now we see the no. 1 d-man Brisebois floundering. When he gets the minutes, he is horrible. He could've stood in front of Nolan, but decided to can him instead from the side.
I was wondering if anyone would mention that. Nolan was coming out from behind the Montreal net, and Brisebois pivots on his skates in order to get out of Nolan's way, and wave his stick at Nolan instead of taking the body. If he hadn't dropped Nolan with an accidental stick to the nuts, Owen would have had free reign to skate out and make a play.
As for Rivet's fight. G Man, you say he did it for himself because he had been elbowed in the nose earlier by Marchment? Yeah, he was elbowed in the nose when he entered the Marchment/Zednik fray, to stick up for Zednik. Whatever the reason he fought, he did fight. He fought in the other's team barn, when we were losing 3-0, to a player with one of the nastiest reputations in the league. He fought a tough fight, and won a close decision, IMO. He may not have earned your respect G Man, but I'll bet he earned the respect of the Habs and Leaf players. (And some Leaf fans.)
As we head down the stretch towards the playoffs, it's the hard-nosed hockey Rivet offers that will help us make it, not the sweetheart sidestepping plays that Brisebois may give us.
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