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11-29-2008, 11:58 PM
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An Elite Team: Habs are 4th best in the league in regulation

How about that?

As it stands on this last weekend of November 2008

Sharks: 3 regulation time losses
Bruins: 4 regulation time losses
Wings: 4 regulation time losses
Canadiens: 6 regulation time loses

After all the drama and grief in Habfanland, the team is surpassed only by the mighty Sharks, surging Bruins and steady Red Wings as being one of

the toughest to finish off in regulation time.

Despite the many shortcomings of Carbo, Tender, Kovy, O'Byrne, SKost, Pleks, and anyone else... the Montreal Canadiens are deceptively getting the job done.

Like the title says...

they are amongst the NHL elite at this point in the season in team play

It is hard to believe...

but a fact is a fact.



We should all thank Carey Price big time...

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11-30-2008, 12:00 AM
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Thanks for this little piece of sunshine. I'll have a smile on my face as I wake up in the morning.

Jk. Nice findings.

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11-30-2008, 12:11 AM
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Problem is all the bandwagon Habs fans on this board. Lose a game sell the team, win a game it smells like the cup.

Boys are doing fine, great October and average November.

Some nights it just doesn't work, that's the NHL.

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11-30-2008, 12:36 AM
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Problem is all the bandwagon Habs fans on this board. Lose a game sell the team, win a game it smells like the cup.

Boys are doing fine, great October and average November.

Some nights it just doesn't work, that's the NHL.
That's most of the board.

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11-30-2008, 12:47 AM
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nice piece of info to have before i pass the f out

so excited to see if a-kost continues his dominance tuesday

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Quite a few wins the team only showed up for 10 minutes. Dont be blinded by nice stats. Watch how they play.

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11-30-2008, 07:59 AM
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Quite a few wins the team only showed up for 10 minutes. Dont be blinded by nice stats. Watch how they play.
Besides, a loss is a loss. It doesn't matter whether the loss is in regulation or overtime.

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11-30-2008, 08:19 AM
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Those 6 losses ...

Anaheim - deserved despite playing decent
Toronto - deserved (complete meltdown)
Boston - deserved (complete meltdown)
Philly - PP stinks
Carolina - PP stinks
Washington - deserved to lose no matter what

If the PP was even average, we would have pulled off the Philly and Carolina games.

With the team playing extremely well defensively since the Boston game, playing like this might have avoided the Toronto and Boston losses as well.

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Besides, a loss is a loss. It doesn't matter whether the loss is in regulation or overtime.
Maybe in the playoffs it doesn't matter but in regular season it does.

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Just think how good things will be when they find their groove again. They're in a slump. They'll work it out and the long term picture will be rosy again. Gainey has some work ahead of him but it's a long season. I'd love to see a proper defensive coach behind the bench and a little more grit sprinkled throughout the lineup. Our goalies give us a chance to win every game, we just need to find the back of the net on the PP. If we gain momentum and confidence as the season goes along we will peak at the right time. To all you yellow belly wagon jumpers, and you know who you are, see you at the parade.

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11-30-2008, 08:27 AM
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I wouldn't call the Habs an elite team right now. They are capable of being much, much better offensively. The Defence has manage to get their act together for the most part over the last seven games(despite Komi being injured), but the offence is still struggling. Price has been solid.

I do think that as the season progresses the Habs are going to truly be one of the elite teams in the league, once the lines forward lines become more stable.

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but but we're still 13-6-4!

8 losses in the last 11-12 and we got lucky to win 3-4 of the games at the start. In fact since the Flyers series this team has stunk big time.

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11-30-2008, 08:52 AM
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Where's Pittsburgh?

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Maybe in the playoffs it doesn't matter but in regular season it does.
The only difference between a regulation loss and an overtime loss is the loser point.

Points don't matter when judging how well a team is playing.

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The problem is not the record, the problem is that this team is playing at 50% of his potential. With all the talents they have, they should be MUCH better.

Do not forget how great our goaltenders are playing. Price has not give more than 2 goals since 7 games !!! With the all the turnovers, lazy plays etc.... Price is doing miracle ! Halak has been great too.

Put Theo in our net and our record would be a LOT worse. Claude Julien has lost his job for less than this.

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The team is seventh when you rank teams by winning percentage in regulation (Montreal has a 9-6 record in regulation), which is still not bad. If you rank just by wins, Montreal falls to a tie for tenth, but has less games played than its rivals with 15. In overtime, however, Montreal is 13th in the league, at 4-4.

Overall, though, the stats are nice, but not really indicative of their play. Even at 8-1-1 they were playing well over their heads; if nothing is really done to remedy the situation, then we might be in for a 'fun' season. A telling stat is the 5-5-3 record since going 8-1-1.

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The team is seventh when you rank teams by winning percentage in regulation (Montreal has a 9-6 record in regulation), which is still not bad. If you rank just by wins, Montreal falls to a tie for tenth, but has less games played than its rivals with 15. In overtime, however, Montreal is 13th in the league, at 4-4.
Overall, though, the stats are nice, but not really indicative of their play. Even at 8-1-1 they were playing well over their heads; if nothing is really done to remedy the situation, then we might be in for a 'fun' season. A telling stat is the 5-5-3 record since going 8-1-1.
That the shoot out record so in other words we are 0-0 in overtime play

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Well yes that is nice cute little stat but again the regular season doesn't mean squat as long as you finish top 8...

The problem is this team built for the playoff? Can they put an effort EVERY game for 60 minutes? cause in the playoff you can afford 2-3 game slumps or playing 15-20 mins a game...

Anyways still 59 games to fix the problems.

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A loss is a loss
The team is 13-10

And if you want to analyze the regulation performance...what about the regulation wins ?

The number is quite low actually for a supposedly elite performance.

Anyway Habs were awful in November.

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I'll refine my comments.

I think early on we won games we should have lost and it gave a false impression of the team.

But I also think that lately the opposite occurred.
We were the better team against Boston in the last game against them. Then in the game against the NYI we were totally dominant but ended up losing. Then we beat Detroit in a solid effort. Although we were 1-0-2 in that stretch I think it was probably our best stretch of the season.

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Wow thanks. Makes me feel much better knowing that my team is 4th in the league in regulation despite playing like crap.


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