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04-15-2008, 04:51 PM
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Habsfan18's "Taking a look back in Habs history" thread. (UPDATED..Post 25)

Some of you may recognize some of my threads on the NHL board, "Habsfan18's Taking a Look Back."

For those who aren't familiar. I have a huge collection of past THN issues. I have approx 500 issues from the 89-90 season to today.

I like to take out old issues and post interesting news and notes from around the league.

This will be the Habs board edition. Every few days (maybe once a day) I'll take out a random issue and go straight to the Habs team report section and post tidbits of what was reported. I'll also look for any other Hab related news.

And remember, the week isn't going to be exactly accurate as THN has their issues dated a week or so in advance of the actual date.

I'll gladly take requests for a specific time period. And if you guys want I can probably find some old issues with a Hab on the cover and take a picture.

I hope we can keep this thread bumped.

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From the January 18th, 2002 issue.

- On the cover, "The rise of the original six." There's a player on the cover for each of the 6 teams..the Habs representitive is Yanic Perreault.

- For the cover story (which reports on how the original 6 teams are doing) THN talks about how a 25 year old Jose Theodore has shown he's capable of singlehandedly carrying the team. Patrice Brisebois, who just received a new contract extension, is playing some of the best hockey of his career. And Craig Rivet, who provides the Habs with a physical force.

- THN has a feature for every teams "unsung hero" player. Montreal's representive..Mike Ribeiro. "Slight in size, big in skill. It's unlikely Ribeiro will ever be a superstar in the physical eastern conference, but he's worked hard at developing his game."

- Doug Gilmour, who's mission in life is to help the Canadiens make the playoffs, may have to retire due to his troubled back. Gilmour missed the first 3 games of the team's post christmas 7 game road trip. Upon his return, the team has him playing wing with Perreault so he doesn't have to bend over to take faceoffs. Gilmour has 3 goals and 6 assists in 30 games.

- Montreal remains of the NHL's most offensively challenged teams. "One solution may be trading Jeff Hackett and Brian Savage for a goalscorer."

- Jeff Hackett, after returning from injury, struggles and is winless in 5 straight games.

And how bout our depth chart?

Gilmour-Perreault-Petrov
Zednik-Ribeiro-Asham
Savage-Juneau-Dackell
Kilger-Gratton-Van Allen

Dykhuis-Brisebois
Robidas-Rivet
Traverse-Quintal

Spares - Markov, Poulin, Simpson.
Injuries - Koivu, Audette, Bulis, Souray.


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Some of you may recognize some of my threads on the NHL board, "Habsfan18's Taking a Look Back."

For those who aren't familiar. I have a huge collection of past THN issues. I have approx 500 issues from the 89-90 season to today.

I like to take out old issues and post interesting news and notes from around the league.

This will be the Habs board edition. Every few days (maybe once a day) I'll take out a random issue and go straight to the Habs team report section and post tidbits of what was reported. I'll also look for any other Hab related news.

And remember, the week isn't going to be exactly accurate as THN has their issues dated a week or so in advance of the actual date.

I'll gladly take requests for a specific time period. And if you guys want I can probably find some old issues with a Hab on the cover and take a picture.

I hope we can keep this thread bumped.

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From the January 18th, 2002 issue.

- On the cover, "The rise of the original six." There's a player on the cover for each of the 6 teams..the Habs representitive is Yanic Perrault.

- For the cover story (which reports on how the original 6 teams are doing) THN talks about how a 25 year old Jose Theodore has shown he's capable of singlehandedly carrying the team. Patrice Brisebois, who just received a new contract extension, is playing some of the best hockey of his career. And Craig Rivet, who provides the Habs with a physical force.

- THN has a feature for every teams "unsung hero" player. Montreal's representive..Mike Ribeiro. "Slight in size, big in skill. It's unlikely Ribeiro will ever be a superstar in the physical eastern conference, but he's worked hard at developing his game."

- Doug Gilmour, who's mission in life is to help the Canadiens make the playoffs, may have to retire due to his troubled back. Gilmour missed the first 3 games of the team's post christmas 7 game road trip. Upon his return, the team has him playing wing with Perrault so he doesn't have to bend over to take faceoffs. Gilmour has 3 goals and 6 assists in 30 games.

- Montreal remains of the NHL's most offensively challenged teams. "One solution may be trading Jeff Hackett and Brian Savage for a goalscorer."

- Jeff Hackett, after returning from injury, struggles and is winless in 5 straight games.

And how bout our depth chart?

Gilmour-Perreault-Petrov
Zednik-Ribeiro-Asham
Savage-Juneau-Dackell
Kilger-Gratton-Van Allen

Dykhuis-Brisebois
Robidas-Rivet
Traverse-Quintal

Spares - Markov, Poulin, Simpson.
Injuries - Koivu, Audette, Bulis, Souray.
Hackett and Savage for a goalscorer? I wonder who that turned out


I still can't believe we made the playoffs in 2001-2002.

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04-15-2008, 05:00 PM
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"Depth Chart" should not be used to describe that line up. My God the Habs have come a long way.

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Thanks for doing this. It's going to turn out to be a great read.

Holy **** did our lineup suck. Where's Juha Lind when you need him?

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if only Petrov had some hands sround the net, I liked him he was lighning fast

OOOLLEEEEGG PEEEETROOOOOV!

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I can't believe that was our line up only 6 years ago. Seems like that was in another lifetime.

Thanks Habsfan18, this is a great idea.

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We actually had 4 fourth lines!!!

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Wow, what bad memories that lineup brings up, no wonder it was tough to score.

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if only Petrov had some hands sround the net, I liked him he was lighning fast

OOOLLEEEEGG PEEEETROOOOOV!
that guy had the skill to be a 40 goal guy, too bad he didn't put it all together.

Perezhogin reminded me of him as well.

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Holy **** did our lineup suck. Where's Juha Lind when you need him?
Wow, somebody remembers Juha Lind

How bad was he in the Habs? Well I guess the stats tell a lot http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=28402

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From the January 18th, 2002 issue.

- For the cover story (which reports on how the original 6 teams are doing) THN talks about how a 25 year old Jose Theodore has shown he's capable of singlehandedly carrying the team. Patrice Brisebois, who just received a new contract extension, is playing some of the best hockey of his career. And Craig Rivet, who provides the Habs with a physical force.
THANK YOU HF18!

I've been waiting for this for a long time. I'm tired of people saying Theodore was only good after the olympics, he was great all year long. Look at the date of the issue!

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- THN has a feature for every teams "unsung hero" player. Montreal's representive..Mike Ribeiro. "Slight in size, big in skill. It's unlikely Ribeiro will ever be a superstar in the physical eastern conference, but he's worked hard at developing his game."
Funny how the league has changed. The Western conference used to be the skilled one with defensemen pinching often. Now, I don't think many people would consider the eastern conference the physical one.

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I still can't believe we made the playoffs in 2001-2002.
it was all theo that year.

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Yanic Perreault first line center. What a monster lineup, striking fear into the hearts of opposing players

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Yanic Perreault first line center. What a monster lineup, striking fear into the hearts of opposing players
I remember how excited I was when we had signed him.

He actually led our team in scoring. I believe it was his first year with us.

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I remember how excited I was when we had signed him.

He actually led our team in scoring. I believe it was his first year with us.
After being dumped by the Toronto Maple Leafs the year before.


My god....how that weak ass roster has knocked out of the playoffs a superior Bruins squad and nearly defeated Carolina in the semis?It basically demonstrates how Theodore was truly elite and valuable IMO and also how Gilmour,Koivu were true inspirational leaders when it counted respectively in the season and in the playoffs.


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I'll take out a different issue tonight or tomorrow.

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Who did we trade Savage for? Berezin?

Good lord what a terrible hockey player that guy was.

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Who did we trade Savage for? Berezin?

Good lord what a terrible hockey player that guy was.
The same Berezin who scored 37 goals on the 1998-1999 Leafs with Perreault as his center?During his stint in Toronto (1998-2001)he was considered as a exciting 2nd-tier star player in the league(with tunnel vision and limited hockey sense though)Good lord how marginal players like that could be that productive.

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The same Berezin who scored 37 goals on the 1998-1999 Leafs with Perreault as his center?During his stint in Toronto (1998-2001)he was considered as a exciting 2nd-tier star player in the league(with tunnel vision and limited hockey sense though)Good lord how marginal players like that could be that productive.
Haha are you serious?

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NOOOOOO, make that line up go away, your making me feel bad in the midst of our first playoff round

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wow, I completely forgot about this lol.

I'll add another one in this thread tomorrow.

Any specific time period you'd guys like?

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wow, I completely forgot about this lol.

I'll add another one in this thread tomorrow.

Any specific time period you'd guys like?
I'd like a mid-season one from 92-93.... on our way to the cup.

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Here's some stats

1992-1993

Adams Division Team GP W L T Pts GF GA
x - Boston Bruins 84 51 26 7 109 332 268
x - Quebec Nordiques 84 47 27 10 104 351 300
x - Montreal Canadiens 84 48 30 6 102 326 280
x - Buffalo Sabres 84 38 36 10 86 335 297
Hartford Whalers 84 26 52 6 58 284 369
Ottawa Senators 84 10 70 4 24 202 395

Look at the senator LOL .. 24 POINTS in 84 GAME

Best 93 player
Player Team GP G A PTS
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh 60 69 91 160
Pat LaFontaine Buffalo 84 53 95 148
Adam Oates Boston 84 45 97 142
Steve Yzerman Detroit 84 58 79 137
Teemu Selanne Winnipeg 84 76 56 132
Pierre Turgeon NY Islanders 83 58 74 132
Alexander Mogilny Buffalo 77 76 51 127
Doug Gilmour Toronto 83 32 95 127
Luc Robitaille Los Angeles 84 63 62 125
Mark Recchi Philadelphia 84 53 70 123
Mats Sundin Quebec 80 47 67 114

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Not too much bout our Habs in this issue.

February 26th, 1993 issue of THN:

- Andre Racicot is doing his best to lose the nickname "Red Light." After allowing 10 goals vs the Rangers in mid-December and then allowing 6 vs New Jersey in late January he has been dazzling ever since. Racicot started his roll on January 30th when Patrick Roy left a game vs Ottawa with back spasms. He allowed only 1 goal in 35 minutes of play. The next night against Philadelphia, he was again impressive in a 6-4 victory. But he saved his best for a game vs Philly again on Feb 11th..a 0-0 tie. It was his 2nd career shutout. Overall, he's currently 12-3-1 with a 3.36gaa.

- Coach Jaques Demers treats his team to dinner in Atlantic City, and then gives them a night out at the Casino. It marked the second time this season Demers treated his team to dinner on the road.

- A knee injury to captain Guy Carbonneau provided a rare opportunity for center Jesse Belanger, who was promoted from Fredericton of the AHL. Belanger has 19 goals in 39 games in the minors.

- Demers, one of the great orators of overstatement in our time, did it again after the Habs rebounded from a 3-0 deficit and beat the Isles 5-3. "This is the greatest comeback since I've been coaching this team." It was the 3rd time this season the Habs rebounded from a 3 goal deficit.

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would anyone be interested in writeups from past draft previews about some of our current players?

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