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01-02-2009, 10:05 PM
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I can't stand players that work there ass off older than 35 but just can't seem to score.

We need more 23 year olds who can't score either but get lazy during the game because their old tricks don't work.

Yeah... that wins Cups...

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01-02-2009, 10:07 PM
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Possibly, but I wouldn't throw out the TV before I gave it a couple of kicks first.
very true lol however it seems like every year we have the GM either going behind the bench, or going into the lockerroom and giving some speech.

You have to wonder what type of team and coaching staff you've put together if you are having to do this every year.

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01-02-2009, 10:09 PM
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What's kind of ironic is that teh sacrifice in personel that they made, letting Streit go, seems to have hurt the pp, obviously, but achieved the desired effect as they're a better 5 on 5 team. The record shows that they've done a good job overeall, but they rely on different things to win. Th etrick is to find a way to improve the pp without creating holes elsewhere.
I think we're short changing the team's evolution under Carbo.

Two years ago the team lived and died on it's ability to get on a PP that was centred on Souray. It evolved last year to a slick passing team that still had to get the opponent into the sin bin.

This year's 21-10-6 team is balanced enough and disciplined enough that it only has to rely on the things that all teams rely on - goaltending and a share of good breaks .

The sky is falling for some, but this is the most complete squad we've seen for many a year in Montreal. Still much room for improvement, but serious hockey hasn't been played yet and there's plenty of time for Gainey to do his assessments and act if needed.

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01-02-2009, 10:16 PM
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Trade Kovalev, please

He was invisible once again tonight, except for his usual 3rd period penalty.
You opened a thread to post this garbage?

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01-02-2009, 10:18 PM
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what are we without hope ?
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Anyone has this weird feeling they haven't watch a hockey after a game vs the Devils...
Yeah, surely the Devils were very boring, not because they won..

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01-02-2009, 10:22 PM
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It looked to me Kovalev worked like I rarely see him do. He was working the boards hard, laying hits, driving to the net, and he was skating hard for the open puck which he usually just floats around. He put it in 4th gear tonight. Kovalev should definitly score more goals than he does. The guy is gifted. I really hope the Habs keep Pacioretty around.

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01-02-2009, 10:27 PM
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If he started that sentence it would take him all week to finish it. And you probably read with a magnifying glass so things are always well out of proportion for you.
I'll answer because McPhee probably has too much class.

You're a funny one to be talking about taking things out of proportion given your posting history. Heres a recent one:

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?p...4#post17107564

Agonize much?

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01-02-2009, 10:28 PM
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Kovalev should not have the "C", at any time. There has to be a better option out there, give it to Markov or maybe Hamrlik. Anyways he shouldn't be re-signed but if he is hopefully it is at a discount price, he isn't a top line player and shouldn't be relyed upon.

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01-02-2009, 10:28 PM
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Relax, its a long regular season - Kovalev will show up when it counts in the Playoffs - some others, not sure of.

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01-02-2009, 10:35 PM
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Kovalev should not have the "C", at any time. There has to be a better option out there, give it to Markov or maybe Hamrlik. Anyways he shouldn't be re-signed but if he is hopefully it is at a discount price, he isn't a top line player and shouldn't be relyed upon.
Yet he consistently leads the team in scoring.

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01-02-2009, 10:39 PM
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One loss and some go bonkers. Must be the viruses running around.

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01-02-2009, 10:42 PM
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Kovalev should not have the "C", at any time. There has to be a better option out there, give it to Markov or maybe Hamrlik. Anyways he shouldn't be re-signed but if he is hopefully it is at a discount price, he isn't a top line player and shouldn't be relyed upon.
He lead the team in scoring 2 out of 3 years and hes probably going to make it 3 out of 4. Not to mention that Koivu and him are constantly the best players come playoffs time. I guess we must have a crappy team then ??

Can someone explain why is it Kovalev thats always taking the blame after the loss? Arent there other players on this team, I have a hard time figuring this one out.


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Kovalev should not have the "C", at any time. There has to be a better option out there, give it to Markov or maybe Hamrlik. Anyways he shouldn't be re-signed but if he is hopefully it is at a discount price, he isn't a top line player and shouldn't be relyed upon.
Yeah like Markov will go talk to the refs after a weak call or whatever.

A week ago, people were saying Kovalev play so much better when he wears the ''C'', Habs lose one game. Kovalev is useless. Lets trade him. We will be better without him.

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Yet he consistently leads the team in scoring.
Which is so hard to do on the habs, his whooping 9 goals are really something else I gotta say.

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He lead the team in scoring 2 out of 3 years and hes probably going to make it 3 out of 4. Not to mention that Koivu and him are constantly the best players come playoffs time. I guess we must have a crappy team then ??

Can someone explain why is it Kovalev thats always taking the blame after the loss? Arent there other players on this team, I have a hard time figuring this one out.
I guess that makes up for his gutless play, and that year he practically cost the habs the playoffs. Kovalev takes the blame because he is one of the highest paid forwards on the team and he is wearing the C and he gets lots of minutes on the top lines ALWAYS. Yeah take those away and I will cut him some slack, until then I will ***** everytime he takes a game off. If the rookies can step it up and help this team that overpaid sack can stop mailing it in too.

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01-02-2009, 11:11 PM
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Painful game to watch, I want Koivu, Tanguay, Higgins, and everyone else back!!!!

we were supposed to have enough firepower to ice 3 PP units at the start of the season, tonight we had 1, the other was a bunch of rookies...

Leadership ? at the forward position we have Lang, Kovalev and a few 4th liners... all the other ones are rookies and/or 23 years old or less...

Don't expect Carbs to ask the players to go all out on offense until a few of the injured players are back in the line-up...




and huh, from what we've seen : DON'T TRADE HALAK... don't want to be stuck with Denis in net if anything happens to Price!

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01-02-2009, 11:38 PM
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[QUOTE=OneSharpMarble;17111661]Which is so hard to do on the habs, his whooping 9 goals are really something else I gotta say.

Either way, the top point scorer should be considered a top line player.

To call a player gutless that plays their best hockey in the playoffs doesn't make much sense.

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Which is so hard to do on the habs, his whooping 9 goals are really something else I gotta say.



I guess that makes up for his gutless play, and that year he practically cost the habs the playoffs. Kovalev takes the blame because he is one of the highest paid forwards on the team and he is wearing the C and he gets lots of minutes on the top lines ALWAYS. Yeah take those away and I will cut him some slack, until then I will ***** everytime he takes a game off. If the rookies can step it up and help this team that overpaid sack can stop mailing it in too.
Yeah, this team is missing a complete first line and their first goalie with our top 4 defenseman playing like ****, but Kovalev is the only to blame. Im so sick of this.

Kovalev is making 4.5 millions, not 9. You expect him to win a game by himself or what? Im wondering if Pens fans makes a thread about trading Malkin and Crosby because they lost 3 of their last 4. Why cant two of the best player on the league cannot lead their team to victory?

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01-02-2009, 11:45 PM
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I guess that makes up for his gutless play, and that year he practically cost the habs the playoffs. Kovalev takes the blame because he is one of the highest paid forwards on the team and he is wearing the C and he gets lots of minutes on the top lines ALWAYS. Yeah take those away and I will cut him some slack, until then I will ***** everytime he takes a game off. If the rookies can step it up and help this team that overpaid sack can stop mailing it in too.
What gutless play, for the love of God stop living in 2006 and jump into 2009. Take a look around the league at players with similar salarys and youll see that hes a good bang for the buck at 4.5
Ryan Malone
Jason Blake
Kristian Huselius
Miroslav Satan
Milan Hejduk
Frederik Modin
I could go on and on like this. Overpaid? No. The 4M range is where he stands.

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Same to you, like usual, I'm hoping for a vague semblance of mental health.
Personally, I just want to star in a Cialis commercial

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What gutless play, for the love of God stop living in 2006 and jump into 2009. Take a look around the league at players with similar salarys and youll see that hes a good bang for the buck at 4.5
Ryan Malone
Jason Blake
Kristian Huselius
Miroslav Satan
Milan Hejduk
Frederik Modin
I could go on and on like this. Overpaid? No. The 4M range is where he stands.
Kovalev is making David Legwand's salary aswell. I prefer Kovy but thats just me. I rather believe in him than waiting for a Habs loss and jumping on him because our team is playing without a complete 1st(b) line and our number one goalie, plus our starting goalie let in two softies that killed the momentum and our top 4 defenseman playing like crap.

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Kovalev is making David Legwand's salary aswell. I prefer Kovy but thats just me. I rather believe in him than waiting for a Habs loss and jumping on him because our team is playing without a complete 1st(b) line and our number one goalie, plus our starting goalie let in two softies that killed the momentum and our top 4 defenseman playing like crap.
I wonder how Kovy would play with Lappy and Lats? I remember last year he played pretty well when Lats was on his line. Put Kosto with Plek and A Kost to try to wake them up.

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Oh and i forgot. Havent Kovalev draw one or two penalty in tonights game? But of course, nobody wants to talk about that. When he takes a penalty, hes a ****ing lazy and selfish player. When he draws one euhh euhh.. but hes the reason why our PP sucks so bad with his gutless play!!!

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Being a Habs fan is awesome sometimes. We get to listen to all these would-be GM's making suggestions to offload our often at the time highest scorer because of 1 bad game which ends up not even being a bad game.

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I wonder how Kovy would play with Lappy and Lats? I remember last year he played pretty well when Lats was on his line. Put Kosto with Plek and A Kost to try to wake them up.

Crap I like that.


That could actually work

At least it would wake Kovy up a bit and get a good player to play with Lats/Laps who have been playing pretty well...

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