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05-07-2008, 02:57 PM
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Weird. It's not like he's screwed up at all over the last couple of weeks.

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05-07-2008, 02:59 PM
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Would he be able to contain his love affair for Dion Phaneuf when playing against him or would he blow him kisses during line changes?
Another question: would he be able to find it within himself to encourage Dion to hit his other mancrush Cindy Crosby?

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05-07-2008, 03:41 PM
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To be fair without some of their injuries and with a real backup goalie who doesn't go 2-9-5 they have a decent shot at the playoffs.

We all think McCabe isn't that good around here but him going down for like 2 months that would have a similar effect on our team if say Hamrlik went down 2 months and we saw how bad our D looked when he was out for those 5 games. I hate the Leafs and i'm not sticking up for them but that's just my opinion.
Maurice botched the goaltending situation, insisting on a tandem when there should have been a clear cut number one in Toskala, then he ruined the guy who won 37 games last year by starting him twice in 2 months or something.

He insisted on playing terrible defensemen and minor leaguers over quality kids who showed results by the end of the year.

The team often looked disinterested, a clear issue of motivation.

Injuries were a part of the Leafs the year before with injuries to Kubina, Peca and Kaberle.

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05-07-2008, 04:20 PM
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Well at this point and time at least we have a management and made the playoffs and have a bright future and..............
and wut was done in the playoffs.......

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05-07-2008, 04:23 PM
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and wut was done in the playoffs.......
we won a round....
our team is younger average age than the leafs
we have more cap space then the leafs.
We have 1 owner who doesn't meddle and is committed to winning, not a group who does meddle and is committed to making a profit above all else
we have a deep prospect pool, and have built our team with our first round picks over the years.... instead of trading those picks/prospects for guys like brian leetch, owen nolan, andrew raycroft, etc...
we aren't burdened with a bunch of older players who have NTCs and we are stuck with.

Anyone who knows anything about hockey knows that Montreal is in much better shape than the leafs.... so quit trolling and go back to your own board.

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05-07-2008, 04:23 PM
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and wut was done in the playoffs.......
Won a round. Same thing the Leafs were doing on the golf course.

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05-07-2008, 04:24 PM
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Won a round. Same thing the Leafs were doing on the golf course.

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05-07-2008, 04:25 PM
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I thought you'd like that

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Won a round. Same thing the Leafs were doing on the golf course.
I didn't realize they were that good on the golf course...

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I didn't realize they were that good on the golf course...
Well the only way to get good at golf is years and years of practice.

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I didn't realize they were that good on the golf course...
They get alot of practice, having golfed the past 4 off-seasons. I hear Mats beat Tiger once.

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05-07-2008, 04:37 PM
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They get alot of practice, having golfed the past 4 off-seasons. I hear Mats beat Tiger once.
McCabe has trouble remembering who's in his foursome, though. I heard once he jumped in the back of the golf cart and didn't realize until the next hole that Komisarek was driving it

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McCabe has trouble remembering who's in his foursome, though. I heard once he jumped in the back of the golf cart and didn't realize until the next hole that Komisarek was driving it
Komisarek is always in the driver's seat. He drives the team bus, infact.

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05-07-2008, 04:54 PM
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we won a round....
our team is younger average age than the leafs
we have more cap space then the leafs.
We have 1 owner who doesn't meddle and is committed to winning, not a group who does meddle and is committed to making a profit above all else
we have a deep prospect pool, and have built our team with our first round picks over the years.... instead of trading those picks/prospects for guys like brian leetch, owen nolan, andrew raycroft, etc...
we aren't burdened with a bunch of older players who have NTCs and we are stuck with.

Anyone who knows anything about hockey knows that Montreal is in much better shape than the leafs.... so quit trolling and go back to your own board.
Dude, that is one of the biggest pwnage I have read.

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05-07-2008, 05:23 PM
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we won a round....
our team is younger average age than the leafs
we have more cap space then the leafs.
We have 1 owner who doesn't meddle and is committed to winning, not a group who does meddle and is committed to making a profit above all else
we have a deep prospect pool, and have built our team with our first round picks over the years.... instead of trading those picks/prospects for guys like brian leetch, owen nolan, andrew raycroft, etc...
we aren't burdened with a bunch of older players who have NTCs and we are stuck with.

Anyone who knows anything about hockey knows that Montreal is in much better shape than the leafs.... so quit trolling and go back to your own board.
That's nice and all but next season depends on if Kovalev decides to play to the utmost of his abilities, if not you are mucking around 8th place like a bunch of other teams.

Cap space isn't much of an advantage unless it is used.

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05-07-2008, 05:26 PM
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That's nice and all but next season depends on if Kovalev decides to play to the utmost of his abilities, if not you are mucking around 8th place like a bunch of other teams.

Cap space isn't much of an advantage unless it is used.
You make it seem like our young players are not going to be any better next year.

But I guess you're used to that with Stajan, Steen and Ponikarovsky.

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05-07-2008, 05:28 PM
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That's nice and all but next season depends on if Kovalev decides to play to the utmost of his abilities, if not you are mucking around 8th place like a bunch of other teams.

Cap space isn't much of an advantage unless it is used.
And every indication is that it will be.... We tried to use the space last year and we've used it every other year under the cap.... George Gillett gives Gainey free reign to spend right up to the cap.

Why do you guys bother?? I mean as if you are gonna convince us that a team that was realistically, if not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs in January is in a better situation then the youngest team to make the playoffs who also finished first in the East.....

Seriously??

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That's nice and all but next season depends on if Kovalev decides to play to the utmost of his abilities, if not you are mucking around 8th place like a bunch of other teams.

Cap space isn't much of an advantage unless it is used.
Yeah, because players like the Kostitsyn(s) aren't going to improve at all, same with Plekanec, Higgins and the rest of our youth core. Infact, they are going to begin steady declines and all retire in 2010 due to fear of the mighty Maple Leafs.


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That's nice and all but next season depends on if Kovalev decides to play to the utmost of his abilities, if not you are mucking around 8th place like a bunch of other teams.

Cap space isn't much of an advantage unless it is used.
I like your jealousy, if it makes you happy to think like that then.

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Yeah, because players like the Kostitsyn(s) aren't going to improve at all, same with Plekanec, Higgins and the rest of our youth core. Infact, they are going to begin steady declines and all retire in 2010 due to fear of the mighty Maple Leafs.
Don't forget Steen and Stajan will suddenly become 70 points players out of nowhere and Ponikarovski will rise to 60+pts.

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Don't forget Steen and Stajan will suddenly become 70 points players out of nowhere and Ponikarovski will rise to 60+pts.
I hear Stralman is going to win the Norris within 5 years too.

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Yeah, because players like the Kostitsyn(s) aren't going to improve at all, same with Plekanec, Higgins and the rest of our youth core. Infact, they are going to begin steady declines and all retire in 2010 due to fear of the mighty Maple Leafs.
Both teams have young players that will be better next season but I don't think that stating the major difference between last season and this season for the Habs has been the play of Kovalev is off the wall.

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Both teams have young players that will be better next season but I don't think that stating the major difference between last season and this season for the Habs has been the play of Kovalev is off the wall.
You sir, have single handedly forced me to return to the smile and nod campain.

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Both teams have young players that will be better next season but I don't think that stating the major difference between last season and this season for the Habs has been the play of Kovalev is off the wall.
The team changed from one fighting for a playoff spot, to one fighting for first the day Sergei Kostitsyn was recalled....

Its our increased scoring depth this year that was the biggest factor, along with better play on defence as Hammer>> Souray and Aebischer was out..... Kovalev contributed to the first one, but he wasn't the only reason for it.

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Both teams have young players that will be better next season but I don't think that stating the major difference between last season and this season for the Habs has been the play of Kovalev is off the wall.
I should have listened to people on the Leafs board in the first place and ignore you...too bad I didn't and read those ignorant comments. Oh well, not too late I guess.

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