HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Montreal Canadiens
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Is Boston catchable?

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
12-20-2008, 03:16 PM
  #26
ShaneJazz
Registered User
 
ShaneJazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Leeds, UK
Country: United Kingdom
Posts: 115
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to ShaneJazz
Not likely. Great team chemistry and depth. But it's a long season. Perhaps even the Sharks could get caught out west.

ShaneJazz is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 03:21 PM
  #27
Lone Rogue
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,506
vCash: 500
Very possible, but I don't see it happening. I'd prefer the 4th/5th seed anyway.

There are things about them that are not just streaks. This is Kessel's year, same to Savards. There are other things, like Thomas, as much as I love the guy, that are gonna sting them in the long run. Fernandez is the best back-up money can buy, but he isn't going to do it all either. When the playoffs come around, all that pressure is gonna crash on them, like it always does, because everyone knows that when it comes to Boston, only bears cry at the end of the season.

Lone Rogue is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 03:23 PM
  #28
Habsterix*
@Habsterix
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,475
vCash: 500
Was Ottawa catchable last year after their hot start?

Habsterix* is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 03:24 PM
  #29
HH
GO HABS GO!
 
HH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,300
vCash: 500
All we have to do is keep winning, don't worry about the division. Last year the team was just focusing on winning and it payed off at the end. The year before they focused too much on Buffalo in December and it came crashing down.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
Was Ottawa catchable last year after their hot start?
Ottawa was playing bad even when they were winning. Boston is playing amazing.


Last edited by Habs10Habs: 12-20-2008 at 03:46 PM.
HH is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 03:27 PM
  #30
Habsterix*
@Habsterix
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,475
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryI View Post
Ottawa was playing bad even when they were winning. Boston is playing amazing.
Ottawa started the season something like 15-2 and they were playing amazing hockey.

I do not believe that Thomas can keep up his luck in the long run. Although they do form a good team, they're also not as good as what we've seen. With Bergeron out now with what I'm guessing is another concussion, everything is possible.

Habsterix* is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 03:29 PM
  #31
HH
GO HABS GO!
 
HH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,300
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
Ottawa started the season something like 15-2 and they were playing amazing hockey.

I do not believe that Thomas can keep up his luck in the long run. Although they do form a good team, they're also not as good as what we've seen. With Bergeron out now with what I'm guessing is another concussion, everything is possible.
Wrong. Ask any Sens fan, they will tell you they were lucky to win half of those.

Heck I remember 2 Habs game in Ottawa where we dominated in October-November but they won with late 3rd period goals.

Won 4-2 today, now 11pts up.


Last edited by Habs10Habs: 12-20-2008 at 03:46 PM.
HH is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 03:31 PM
  #32
Jack Bourdain
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
Jack Bourdain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Montréal, QC.
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,143
vCash: 500
Yes, they're catchable.

But no, I doubt we will pass them.

Jack Bourdain is online now  
Old
12-20-2008, 03:31 PM
  #33
ranold26
The real Gahden
 
ranold26's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: 127.0.0.1
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,406
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DriveFor25IsAlive View Post
Yes, it's simple, they're overachieving right now.
You're in for a rude awakening. This isn't overachieving, my friend.

ranold26 is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 03:33 PM
  #34
HH
GO HABS GO!
 
HH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,300
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranold26 View Post
You're in for a rude awakening. This isn't overachieving, my friend.
Unfortunately I have to agree.

HH is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 03:36 PM
  #35
LyricalLyricist
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 21,503
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryI View Post
Wrong. Ask any Sens fan, they will tell you they were lucky to win half of those.

Heck I remember 2 Habs game in Ottawa where we dominated in October-November but they won with late 3rd period goals.
Sometimes luck is on your side. I didn't follow them, never did, but the habs were lucky to win a lot of games this year, and some teams are unlucky other times. 15-2, luck or not, is pretty impressive, whether they dominated each game or not, I still give them props for a great start.

LyricalLyricist is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 03:36 PM
  #36
Habsterix*
@Habsterix
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,475
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranold26 View Post
You're in for a rude awakening. This isn't overachieving, my friend.
I do believe that they are. I had predicted that they'd finish second in the division, close to Montreal. But they're definitely overachieving right now and they'll come back down to earth.

Habsterix* is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 03:40 PM
  #37
LyricalLyricist
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 21,503
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranold26 View Post
You're in for a rude awakening. This isn't overachieving, my friend.
I think they are overachieving a bit. In the sense that they are on pace to finish with 127 points. Other than that, Boston is proving they can consistently put a good effort and win. So there's no reason to assume(besides my first phrase) that they won't remain a top team in the east.

LyricalLyricist is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:03 PM
  #38
4ORRBRUIN
Registered User
 
4ORRBRUIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: boston
Country: United States
Posts: 3,079
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
Ottawa started the season something like 15-2 and they were playing amazing hockey.

I do not believe that Thomas can keep up his luck in the long run. Although they do form a good team, they're also not as good as what we've seen. With Bergeron out now with what I'm guessing is another concussion, everything is possible.
Keep on calling it luck and and guessing all you like, This team is not going to fade. Will they stay as hot as now? Not so sure but do not forget the B's have played the least amount of home games to date, And after this five game road trip the B's will have the Most home games in the second half. The Sharks have had the most to date.

Considering how they just HAMMER the visiting team, that has to be in their favor in the second half on trying to stay on top.

And from a B's fan's perspective this is the first time in years i have Zero fear of the Habs. They are just not that good (my opinion). What you see is what you WILL be seeing all year long. Win a few lose a few.

4ORRBRUIN is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:05 PM
  #39
5 man unit
Registered User
 
5 man unit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Country: Canada
Posts: 324
vCash: 500
The Bruins are a good young team playing very well right now. But to say anyone is uncatchable in December is foolish and shortsighted. The season is a marathon. Many teams in 1st place in December have not finished there. Would I bet on the Habs cathing them? probably not. But that's not the question. You're asking if they are catchable, and I don't even think it's debatable. OF COURSE THEY ARE!!!!

5 man unit is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:06 PM
  #40
Habsterix*
@Habsterix
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,475
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4ORRBRUIN View Post
Keep on calling it luck and and guessing all you like, This team is not going to fade. Will they stay as hot as now? Not so sure but do not forget the B's have played the least amount of home games to date, And after this five game road trip the B's will have the Most home games in the second half. The Sharks have had the most to date.

Considering how they just HAMMER the visiting team, that has to be in their favor in the second half on trying to stay on top.

And from a B's fan's perspective this is the first time in years i have Zero fear of the Habs. They are just not that good (my opinion). What you see is what you WILL be seeing all year long. Win a few lose a few.
You may have misread the post that you quoted. I did not say that the Bruins were lucky, I said that Thomas was. The Bruins form a very solid team and I had predicted them to be one of the most improved in our conference. Thomas is playing over his head and he is lucky and THAT will change as what goes around comes around. Now with Bergeron out with what I suspect to be another concussion, they're very much catchable.

Habsterix* is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:06 PM
  #41
Shred
Registered User
 
Shred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 812
vCash: 500
They are catchable if we can start beating Tampa, Atlanta and Islanders like the rest of the league.

Shred is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:08 PM
  #42
Habsterix*
@Habsterix
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,475
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shred View Post
They are catchable if we can start beating Tampa, Atlanta and Islanders like the rest of the league.
BINGO! If we found a way to remain focussed against bottom dwellers, we'd be with or ahead of them.

Habsterix* is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:09 PM
  #43
Mustafa*
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montréal
Country: Martinique
Posts: 3,407
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4ORRBRUIN View Post
Keep on calling it luck and and guessing all you like, This team is not going to fade. Will they stay as hot as now? Not so sure but do not forget the B's have played the least amount of home games to date, And after this five game road trip the B's will have the Most home games in the second half. The Sharks have had the most to date.

Considering how they just HAMMER the visiting team, that has to be in their favor in the second half on trying to stay on top.

And from a B's fan's perspective this is the first time in years i have Zero fear of the Habs. They are just not that good (my opinion). What you see is what you WILL be seeing all year long. Win a few lose a few.
Do you mean Zero habsfear (that special fear that had nothing to do with hockey) or zero fear of the Habs, like you're not taking them seriously? Because if you're not taking them seriously you will be surprise during those three games left in the season, and also by the seond half of the season.

Mustafa* is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:12 PM
  #44
AH
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Woodbridge, ON
Country: Pakistan
Posts: 4,878
vCash: 500
First half winning streaks are for dogs.

The Ruins are no different. Even then, April is too far away and that's when they usually start choking.

AH is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:15 PM
  #45
AH
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Woodbridge, ON
Country: Pakistan
Posts: 4,878
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4ORRBRUIN View Post


And from a B's fan's perspective this is the first time in years i have Zero fear of the Habs. They are just not that good (my opinion). What you see is what you WILL be seeing all year long. Win a few lose a few.
Why dont you try and best the team in the more than once every 40 years or so (not to mention complete ownage since the lockout) before you state no fear of said team. This the best hockey your team has played in 30 years, and all you can muster is a 9 point lead with 50 games to go?


Last edited by AH: 12-20-2008 at 04:26 PM.
AH is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:24 PM
  #46
capebretoncanadien
Registered User
 
capebretoncanadien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,241
vCash: 500
Are you friggin serious? Of course they can. Nine points is nothing. Five losses in a row for the Bruins.....five wins in a row for the Habs. DONE. Not saying that will happen but it isn't that much of a stretch.

capebretoncanadien is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:31 PM
  #47
Phil Parent
Is Watching The D
 
Phil Parent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,456
vCash: 500
*Stares at TV*

...very catchable. Important man down on the other side.

Phil Parent is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:32 PM
  #48
4ORRBRUIN
Registered User
 
4ORRBRUIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: boston
Country: United States
Posts: 3,079
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
BINGO! If we found a way to remain focussed against bottom dwellers, we'd be with or ahead of them.
T.T. is lucky? please explain. And I'm pretty sure M.F. is also lucky? Please, What ever keeps your hopes up. The Hab's are closer to being out of the playoffs than catching the top spot in the east.

You should be worrying who behind you at this point. The B's are not your only problem.

4ORRBRUIN is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:35 PM
  #49
5 man unit
Registered User
 
5 man unit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Country: Canada
Posts: 324
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4ORRBRUIN View Post
T.T. is lucky? please explain. And I'm pretty sure M.F. is also lucky? Please, What ever keeps your hopes up. The Hab's are closer to being out of the playoffs than catching the top spot in the east.

You should be worrying who behind you at this point. The B's are not your only problem.
The question was are tyhe Bruins catchable, wasn't it? The obvious answer is yes. In December any team is catchable.

By the way, I'm not sayint the Bruins are lucky or anything. They're damn good. But it is December, and a lot can change.

5 man unit is offline  
Old
12-20-2008, 04:36 PM
  #50
Hackett
HF Needs Feeny
 
Hackett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Country: Canada
Posts: 15,825
vCash: 500
its too early to be asking this question. Alot of things happen during the course of a season. Its rarely a smooth and non-bumpy road for an entire 82 game season.

I dont really look at how many points the bruins are ahead at this point. I really dont care about the regular season because this team has different expectations this year. I'm more concerned with certain habs finding their niche within the team. I'm also more concerned with the habs peaking at the right time, and coming together as a team at the right time.

At the end of the day, when april rolls around, we wont be remembering december 20th.

Hackett is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.