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03-18-2008, 04:17 PM
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What are you doing waaaaaaaaaaaaay down here, little GDT?

It's all this freestyle biznizz taking up people's time, people are forgetting the real important things in life -like the Habs.

Please win, Habs. Please, please, please.

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03-18-2008, 04:49 PM
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Official line-up?

Brise in? O'Byrne out?

I haven't seen anything besides practice lines.

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03-18-2008, 04:50 PM
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Good article on Perron talking about playing his idol

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20...128/CPSPORTS01

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If someone has the time, would you mind translating this to English. I tried Bablefish but that didn't help much. It looked like there was some interesting quotes from Murray about Perron and as a Blues fan I would like to read what he said. Thanks in advance.

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03-18-2008, 05:05 PM
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Can't wait to see my good friend Perron playing in Montreal!

I'll be watching this one from La Cage aux Sacks.
Good friend eh? Why is it that you always feel the need to add this? It makes it sound as if you met the guy once in school and decided to call him your good friend when he made the NHL.

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03-18-2008, 05:06 PM
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It makes it sound as if you met the guy once in school and decided to call him your good friend when he made the NHL.
Ha so true.

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Kill them tonight boys, kill them Blues

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03-18-2008, 05:11 PM
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If someone has the time, would you mind translating this to English. I tried Bablefish but that didn't help much. It looked like there was some interesting quotes from Murray about Perron and as a Blues fan I would like to read what he said. Thanks in advance.
Alex Kovalev is David Perron's idol. But head coach of the St-Louis Blues Andy Murray has warned him that "[I ] know that he's one of his fans, but I don't want him watching him play tonight. I want him to play him."

Perron tells of how it was by watching Kovalev's moves that he most improved. "I'm going to try to get his DVD," he said. "It's not just because someone reaches the NHL that they can't continue to improve."

That's something the young player has had to repeat to himself over the course of his first season as some not-so-nice things have been written about the 19 year old in St-Louis.

An article in the Post-Dispatch a couple of weeks ago reported on the criticism of Perron's behaviour on and off the ice by Murray and Blues president John Davidson. "His attitude was never a problem," clarified Murray yesterday. "I just don't believe David realized what it took to be an NHL player yet. It wasn't long ago that he was playing in midget AA and he only played one year in Junior before joining the bigs."

According to Murray, he has a long road ahead of him. "Any player in this situation has highs and lows throughout the year, but he'll continue to improve."

Other than talk about the offending article, Perron decided to underline the influence that Paul Kariya has had on his play, as he finds himself playing on the first line with him.

"He's the one who impressed me the most," Perron said. "His work ethic is incredible. After all the money, all the points and all the success, it's amazing to see his work ethic has remained the same."

In the first few games of the season, Perron often found himself a healthy scratch. The team wanted him to go to the gym and work on building up his body. The young man from Sherbrooke took little time to add 10 lbs to his frame.

"And when we felt that he was getting tired, we let him skip a game," Murray said. "He may not be getting as many points as he did early on, but his overall game is much better."

"My game is a puck control game, but the trainers want me to become better in all facets of the game," Perron said. "Now I lead the team in +/- (+13)"

This first season has been a real baptism by fire for Perron. It's logical then that it comes to an end with the rookie dinner that took place Sunday in Montreal. "There were 3 of us that had to pay for it and it didn't make sense," he candidly revealed. "I think some of the vets will help us pay for it because it came to $48,000!"

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03-18-2008, 05:18 PM
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The Bruins had their rookie dinner in Montreal in January... the trip where we beat them 8-2 Let's hope the trend continues.

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03-18-2008, 05:22 PM
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No offence to the blues but for the habs this is a good practice game. What I like about these games are that the habs can work on things they have had problems with so far and try and get better for the playoffs. Off course I want the habs to finish first but when was the last we played presure free hockey in March? Its been a long time since I can look at games in march and not have to look at the standings and worry that a lost could mean we are not making the playoffs.

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03-18-2008, 05:32 PM
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At 1.8 odds I just bet all my 245 vbucks on St.Louis.................meh......whatever I know the habs are going to kick butt and Halak is going to get another shutout but if all does not go well I wont feel so bad...........

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03-18-2008, 05:51 PM
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Another big game for the Habs, hopefully they can win this one, and slowly move away from the Sens...5-2 Habs, big game for Kovy!!! 3 points, 1G and 2A...

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03-18-2008, 05:55 PM
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At 1.8 odds I just bet all my 245 vbucks on St.Louis.................meh......whatever I know the habs are going to kick butt and Halak is going to get another shutout but if all does not go well I wont feel so bad...........
I just bet 500 vCash on them.

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03-18-2008, 06:04 PM
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grrr brisebois in , obyrne out

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Darren Dreger on TSN's Thats Hockey ..

Halak gets the start tonight not only because of the shutout but also as a reward for being the kind of teammate he is.

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03-18-2008, 06:18 PM
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Halak gets the start tonight not only because of the shutout but also as a reward for being the kind of teammate he is.
Quite possible.

Thing is, fight for first place and all, these are just about the least meaningful March games Montreal has played in years, if you don't count when they were already eliminated. Their playoff spot isn't a certainty yet, but surely one figures they can grab the 3 points they need somewhere along the way. They don't need to claw their way in. It would be nice to have home ice, but the conference is a complete crapshoot anyway and Montreal has been strong on the road.

That said, the sooner they get to that magic 91-92 threshold the better. I do hope they do not take St.-Louis lightly. That team can be very strong when it clicks -- any team in the NHL can. Don't leave it to luck.

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03-18-2008, 06:42 PM
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Koivus got some dangle.

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03-18-2008, 06:42 PM
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Koivus got some dangle.
indeed.

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03-18-2008, 06:42 PM
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Good start...nice energy so far from both teams.

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03-18-2008, 06:43 PM
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Said it before and ill say it again

there are at least 5-6 different times this year, and now tonight, where i wonder how Gorges got up injury free from that entanglement, ..same thing with markov

they remind me of NFL wide receivers who get POPPEd and just get up like its nothing and flip the ball to the ref, thats what gorges and markov remind me of this year

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Good hitting... strong forecheck by the Blues... hmm.

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03-18-2008, 06:44 PM
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did anyone see that goal that Toskala let in? lol

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03-18-2008, 06:44 PM
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Good play by Perron.

Can't wait to see how's King skating. Like him as an enforcer but he does have to skate a little...

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03-18-2008, 06:45 PM
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weeeeeeeeee that grabovski line is gonna be FLYIING for us in these last 9 games and hopefully into the playoffs

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03-18-2008, 06:45 PM
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Koivu, 2 minutes for body blocking.

Picks are being called these days.

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Definitely a penalty on Koivu there...actually should have been called earlier in the shift.

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