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03-27-2008, 03:55 PM
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I've been to the Vatican. The pope should be booed full time. Pure Corruption that makes God look bad. The pope may represent a god, but it isn't the God of Heaven...
Why would people boo our own coach?

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03-27-2008, 06:14 PM
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Good point, didn't even think about that. Huet would be our rag doll if he were to start against us in the playoffs.
I think I wouldn't be surprised if the opposite happen.

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03-27-2008, 07:07 PM
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I think I wouldn't be surprised if the opposite happen.
Players can shoot for Huet's weakness. Huet can only play to TENDENCIES. Thus if the team decided to shoot away from their tendencies, Huet would be at disadvantage.

Plus, traffic, point shots, clutch situations, five-holes. They don't miraculously get better.

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03-27-2008, 07:13 PM
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I think the series would come down to much more than Komi stopping Alex... The fact the Habs know huet is some what of a plus, if they can shut down other lines, and reducing goal scoring chances that too would be a benefit to the habs. yes one player can change a game, but over the course of a series, i think we'd have more than enough options and abiliites to put washington to the sword...

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03-27-2008, 07:31 PM
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Komi can't stop AO. AO will skate around him and would not be intimidated by physical play. Markov at his best is needed to keep AO at bay. At least he is mobile and smart enough to play him well.

Komi is a monster when other teams go into the corner or when they try to gain position by the net. one on one and it's spezza/souray matchup with AO...

Edit: Actually I prefer a Kovalev/Chara comparison!!

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03-27-2008, 07:44 PM
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I really hope we don't end up playing washington...
they have been one of the better teams in the East for more than half the season (if not for their awful start, they'd easily be in the top 3 of the conference).

add to that the deadline moves they made (huet's numbers have been lights out since he went there, though it seems he still gives up the occasional softie), and i think that's a team ripe for a nice playoff run.

all the pressure would be on the habs, with a glaring spotlight directly on Price... while he has been equal to the task before, I'd rather he get at least 1 playoff round under his belt before dealing with that.

i might even go as far as saying that they are the team i'd least like to face in this years playoffs ( i would have said ottawa, but with the drubbing we laid on them last week, without Komi, i think the monkey is off our back, and even if we played them with home ice advantage, the bulk of the pressure would still be on them).

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03-27-2008, 08:21 PM
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I hope Washington doesn't make the playoffs because I'm going to the World Hockey Championship to see a Canada vs. Russia game. I REALLY want to see Alexander Ovechkin.

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03-27-2008, 09:17 PM
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I hope Washington doesn't make the playoffs because I'm going to the World Hockey Championship to see a Canada vs. Russia game. I REALLY want to see Alexander Ovechkin.
I'm going to this game as well (pre-tournament game though).

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03-27-2008, 09:29 PM
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I dont even want to think about that matchup

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03-27-2008, 09:53 PM
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against Huet....

Step 1 : Screen him
Step 2 : Shoot from the point
Step 3 : Watch the puck get in the net
Step 4 : Celebrate
Step 5 : Rinse and repeat

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03-27-2008, 09:59 PM
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After Ovechkin's line vs. whoever/Markov and Komi, I think our depth on forward and defense would beat them on every single matchup. I am not too worried about Washington. If Huet was to start, he would get severely exposed. Could you imagine having every player on one team knowing exactly what you weaknesses are and how to exploit them?
Disagreed. The pressure is when you play for Montreal not against them. How many times this season have we seen French goalies come to Montreal and steal the game, even if they are the backup of their team.

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03-27-2008, 10:08 PM
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against Huet....

Step 1 : Screen him
Step 2 : Shoot from the point
Step 3 : Watch the puck get in the net
Step 4 : Celebrate
Step 5 : Rinse and repeat
Don't forget to get breakaways.... and let him handle the puck on dump ins too....

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03-27-2008, 10:18 PM
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Disagreed. The pressure is when you play for Montreal not against them. How many times this season have we seen French goalies come to Montreal and steal the game, even if they are the backup of their team.
The difference in this team as opposed to past years is we don't depend on two or three guys or need our goalie to steal games to win. That type of pressure gets to players in MTL. This year the team is deep and there is skill throughout the lineup. Everyone just has to contribute the way they've been doing and the team has a great chance. Having an offensively deep team and a calm goalie (if Price can keep his nerves like past pressure situations) will prevent this team from melting down...

Huet will probably play well but I think against MTL, WSH would need the second coming of Hasek (which we all know he is not..)

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03-27-2008, 11:03 PM
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let's just hope that the caps won't make it... bruins or flyers would be much easier

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Actually I believe Washington has more chances of getting in by winning the Southeast...

They have one game left vs the Canes...

Both teams have a fairly easy schedule playing Tampa and Florida (and Car-Atl).. but Washington plays 3 of it's 4 games at home, inclueding the game vs the Canes.

Carolina is weaker on the road, and Washington is pretty strong at home.

Should be interesting.

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03-27-2008, 11:58 PM
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Actually I believe Washington has more chances of getting in by winning the Southeast...

They have one game left vs the Canes...

Both teams have a fairly easy schedule playing Tampa and Florida (and Car-Atl).. but Washington plays 3 of it's 4 games at home, inclueding the game vs the Canes.

Carolina is weaker on the road, and Washington is pretty strong at home.

Should be interesting.
I could see both of them getting in as they both play SE teams mostly which is easier then the bruins and flyers schedules.

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