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04-04-2008, 12:04 PM
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04-04-2008, 12:06 PM
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He has done well lately but it still looks like he's always dishing out weak passes and shots. It's like he just doesn't care. But that could just be his style that makes it look like that...

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I have to say I am impressed.
I have been on his case all year but he has done everything he should latley...well except for hit but oh well as long as he is not hurting the team in the defensive zone I really do not care.

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04-04-2008, 03:01 PM
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Early in the season that line was a great shutdown line.

But then the injury nug hit.

It's nice to see them getting chemistry again.
Three veterans playing smart hockey & chipping in the occasional goal.

They have been our best line the last week or two - putting in a huge effort every shift.

Maybe we actually have a shutdown line now ???

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04-04-2008, 03:06 PM
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maybe he`ll score a couple of goals in playoff like bonk did against the canes

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04-04-2008, 03:15 PM
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His second goal was pretty hilarous you had Begin and Kosto pretty much doing everything, raising Heaven and Hell in front of the Sabres net and all Smolinski was useful for was shoot...and it went in!
Hey, whatever works, as long as we score.

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04-04-2008, 03:19 PM
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Smolinski was just saving himself for the playoffs so he'll be fresh.
Carbonneau: "Veterans know something that rookies don't, the season is long. They pace themselves."

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04-04-2008, 03:35 PM
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Congrats have to go out to Momo's favourite player. So here's to you, Brain. Kepp it going strong.

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04-04-2008, 04:15 PM
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Carbonneau: "Veterans know something that rookies don't, the season is long. They pace themselves."
Hahahah I would not call the Smolinski play pacing himself but rather protecting himself.

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04-05-2008, 02:31 AM
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Brian Smolinski talk

Just wondering if fans believe whether Mtl's favorite 2 million dollar whipping boy has finally redeemed himself...

He definitely seems to have picked up his play in this last quarter of the season.

Has Smolinski actually become an asset as the Habs start their postseason?

Has he finally become an important piece of the puzzle?

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04-05-2008, 02:33 AM
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I hope so because he's been awful this year and I expected much more. That 4th line is looking really good right now.

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04-05-2008, 02:34 AM
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he had an appreciation thread yesterday

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=500420

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04-05-2008, 02:36 AM
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Linden Like , Really ..

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04-05-2008, 05:53 AM
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04-05-2008, 06:04 AM
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He's still overpaid, but he's finally looking like a useful part of the team rather than a liability.

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04-05-2008, 06:20 AM
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I've been impressed with him lately, I'm not longer cringing when I see #20 skating around looking like he's lost. It's good for him that he's picking it up this late in the season, I guess that's the key of having these veterans in the lineup this close/into the playoffs.

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04-05-2008, 07:01 AM
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Seriously... why do people not read the first two pages before starting a thread.

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04-05-2008, 08:28 AM
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Smoke has had a tough season, but recently he has gotten much better...I think he is clearly aware of his role, and seems to be poised to do good things in the playoffs...His goal on Brodeur in Montreal opened the scoring that game, and it was a beauty, top corner, if he can get one of those now and then in a playoff game, we will be happy.

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04-05-2008, 09:37 AM
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Hes been average lately, which is better then terrible earlier all these appreciation threads for underacheiving players show up when the team together is playing pretty well, and right now Montreal is playing good hockey.

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04-05-2008, 02:49 PM
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Smolinsky is old and not dumb ... saving his energy for the playoffs ... where it counts !!!

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04-05-2008, 02:51 PM
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Smokes has been playing well lately. He is winning faceoffs and playing hard....can't complain about that.

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04-05-2008, 02:56 PM
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There is 2 good Smolinski video on Habs.tv, one he goes at a radio show and another one where his kid is a 'mini pro-player'

I think Smolinski is more effective playing with speedy fireballs like Bégin and Kostopolous. His lack of speed isin't a problem anymore.

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04-05-2008, 03:23 PM
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As a supporter of both Ottawa and Montreal (except against each other), I sincerly hope that Smolinski rediscovers his ability to always miss the net or hit the goalie in the chest if the Sens and Habs meet. No hard feelings intended, I'll be behind the Habs 100% if the Sens get knocked out.

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