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10-30-2008, 12:48 AM
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Tanguay makes himself at home

http://www.globesports.com/servlet/s...rtsHockey/home

none of the three think they've reached their best form.
“It's going well, but I think I've had a few gift-wrapped ones,” Tanguay said Wednesday

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“I like it, there's a lot of skating and puck movement, it fits the style of play I like, you have to have as much fun as possible.”

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“I'm trying to shoot more, and having a good passer like Saku to play with, it'll force me to shoot a little more. On 2-on-1s, we look for each other, even in practice, to encourage each other to shoot a little more.”
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He also praised Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau for crafting an attacking offensive system.

“Every coach has a different style, Guy is a lot more passive, a little more relaxed than Mike could be at certain times,” he said

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Good to hear hes enjoying it, hope we resign him.

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Tanguay is right, he has had some of his goals gift-wrapped, that being said I'm happy to have him right now but wont be getting to excited until I see how's he performing towards the end of the season.

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Gift-wrapped or not he is still burying them and that's all that counts.

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The way he buried that penalty shot is a measure of the confidence he's playing with right now. When he releases he knows exactly where the puck is going (hence the amazing 40% shooting percentage). I'm very happy to see him fit into the system here and I hope it continues to go well for him -- and that people won't freak out if he doesn't show up on the scoresheet for a game or two.

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Very noticable. Tanguay shoots with confidence. Didn't pay a whole lot of attention to him, I knew he was a good player, before he came to the Habs, but his accurate shooting is just amazing.

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Gift-wrapped or not he is still burying them and that's all that counts.
Yup. We've had too many players in the past that COULDN'T bury the gift wrapped ones.

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Tanguay is right, he has had some of his goals gift-wrapped, that being said I'm happy to have him right now but wont be getting to excited until I see how's he performing towards the end of the season.
Staying noble I say. He must keep it honest and needs to have fun out their.
I'm has a fan, am very happy with his play.

I like the look of this team....

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Has anybody else been extremely impressed with this guy like I have been?

I mean... Koivu is playing as if he IS mats sundin now that he has a guy like this on his line

Sorry mats, guess another team had a bigger stock of chunky soup...

Regardless, Koivu has been epic thus far this season.

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Good to hear. Tanguay has been impressive so far.

Another article on RDS about Alex Tanguay yesterday.

http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/262549.html

A little quote from Tanguay that caught my eyes:

"Ce n’est pas toujours facile de mettre la rondelle dans le fond du filet. Ça prend de la créativité, de la rapidité. C’est pour ça qu’il faut laisser un peu plus de liberté à des joueurs aussi talentueux que Koivu, Kovalev, Plekanec, les Kostitsyn, croit Tanguay. Guy (Carbonneau) était un joueur intelligent et les joueurs intelligents font des entraîneurs intelligents."

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"It's not always easy to put the puck in the net. It takes creativity and quickness. That's why you have to give more liberty to highly skilled players as Koivu, Kovalev, Plekanec and the Kostitsyns. Guy Carbonneau was a very intelligent player and intelligent players makes intelligent coaches."

So according to Tanguay, does that mean that Higgins, Latendresse and Lang aren't as skilled and concidered as luxurious grinders ?



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Good to hear. Tanguay has been impressive so far.

Another article on RDS about Alex Tanguay yesterday.

http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/262549.html

A little quote from Tanguay that caught my eyes:

"Ce n’est pas toujours facile de mettre la rondelle dans le fond du filet. Ça prend de la créativité, de la rapidité. C’est pour ça qu’il faut laisser un peu plus de liberté à des joueurs aussi talentueux que Koivu, Kovalev, Plekanec, les Kostitsyn, croit Tanguay. Guy (Carbonneau) était un joueur intelligent et les joueurs intelligents font des entraîneurs intelligents."

For non French readers;

"It's not always easy to put the puck in the net. It takes creativity and quickness. That's why you have to give more liberty to highly skilled players as Koivu, Kovalev, Plekanec and the Kostitsyns. Guy Carbonneau was a very intelligent player and intelligent players makes intelligent coaches."

So according to Tanguay, does that mean that Higgins, Latendresse and Lang aren't as skilled and concidered as luxurious grinders ?


Yup, he also thinks that Markov is a bum.

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So according to Tanguay, does that mean that Higgins, Latendresse and Lang aren't as skilled and concidered as luxurious grinders ?


You like to put controversy/flames into a thread, don't you?

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“I'm trying to shoot more, and having a good passer like Saku to play with, it'll force me to shoot a little more. On 2-on-1s, we look for each other, even in practice, to encourage each other to shoot a little more.
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Great, they want to encourage each other to shoot more and all they end up doing is passing to each other.

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The next off season is going to be interesting to say the least. Tanguay certainly isn't making any of the decisions any easier...

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Great player, great playmaker, great shooter...

So happy he's a Hab.

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Tanguay deserve an appreciation thread

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I am glad tanguay is doing well. A good move for both teams IMO.

However, what happened to all the Habs posters who said tanguay was overrated when trade proposals were coming up last year between the 2 teams?

How things have changed....

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The next off season is going to be interesting to say the least. Tanguay certainly isn't making any of the decisions any easier...
If he produces like this in the playoffs, it definitely complicates things. I didnt expect him to be a top 5 scorer on this team, and maybe he wont be, but he's off to a great start.

I think/hope that gainey will make his priority list of signings largely based on the playoff performances of all the guys who need new deals.... we'll see exactly how difficult the decision making process will be at that point.... right now, lets just relish what we have.

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I have been surprised by how positive and driven Tanguay seems to be. I guess the barrage of Flames players, fans and coaching staff had created some lingering doubts in my mind. So far, he's been nothing short of excellent. He's got the first step right; he's off to a great start. Hopefully he keeps it up all season and through the playoffs.

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I am glad tanguay is doing well. A good move for both teams IMO.

However, what happened to all the Habs posters who said tanguay was overrated when trade proposals were coming up last year between the 2 teams?

How things have changed....
I don't recall Tanguay being labeled overrated, it was the offers that were being bandied about which were questioned (i.e. Tanguay for Kovalev).

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Gift-wrapped or not he is still burying them and that's all that counts.
Ya! Cause Lang got more then a few gift-wrapped and he didn't bury most of them!

Tanguay was coll and sharp when it counted.

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...For non French readers;

"It's not always easy to put the puck in the net. It takes creativity and quickness. That's why you have to give more liberty to highly skilled players as Koivu, Kovalev, Plekanec and the Kostitsyns. Guy Carbonneau was a very intelligent player and intelligent players makes intelligent coaches."

So according to Tanguay, does that mean that Higgins, Latendresse and Lang aren't as skilled and concidered as luxurious grinders ?


Apparently you have plumbed the depths of your prosaic criticisms of Higgins, Latendresse and Lang. Inferring an imaginary slight based on omission is disappointing, even for you.

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Good to hear. Tanguay has been impressive so far.

Another article on RDS about Alex Tanguay yesterday.

http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/262549.html

A little quote from Tanguay that caught my eyes:

"Ce n’est pas toujours facile de mettre la rondelle dans le fond du filet. Ça prend de la créativité, de la rapidité. C’est pour ça qu’il faut laisser un peu plus de liberté à des joueurs aussi talentueux que Koivu, Kovalev, Plekanec, les Kostitsyn, croit Tanguay. Guy (Carbonneau) était un joueur intelligent et les joueurs intelligents font des entraîneurs intelligents."

For non French readers;

"It's not always easy to put the puck in the net. It takes creativity and quickness. That's why you have to give more liberty to highly skilled players as Koivu, Kovalev, Plekanec and the Kostitsyns. Guy Carbonneau was a very intelligent player and intelligent players makes intelligent coaches."

So according to Tanguay, does that mean that Higgins, Latendresse and Lang aren't as skilled and concidered as luxurious grinders ?



Are you related to Michel Villeneuve in some way?

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I am glad tanguay is doing well. A good move for both teams IMO.

However, what happened to all the Habs posters who said tanguay was overrated when trade proposals were coming up last year between the 2 teams?

How things have changed....
I know I never said he was overrated, but you can't compare how he's doing now with what he did with his last team, he's on a better team that imo our system fits him like a glove. When Tanguay was on the Flames, I would have called him overpaid from the little I saw (don't watch too many flames games, still hate the team cause of '89)

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And to think that he is a slow starter...

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