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01-13-2009, 08:55 PM
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God I can't wait for KOIVU to return to the lineup!
I can't speak for our younger stars and prospects, but for our veteran players, Koivu is easily the most reliable scorer when the going gets tough. He may be an injury prone guy, but he plays through the pain and his effort in the 7 playoff games he played last year is proof. The bad eggs in the media will blame him, but it's less his fault than people like Kovy. I don't have the faith that Kovalev (well he seems to get goals but not when it's in the real nitty gritty), Tanguay and Higgins can provide the big time sparks we'll need. I'm not sure about Lang, but all I know is that Koivu is our most clutch performer. That's kinda sad considering our depth of players with better goal scoring abilities than him.

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Chara had his best game today probably. Hope this keeps him on the right track.
Him and Thomas were the difference tonight. Besides them, both teams played pretty ordinary tonight. Habs need that elite player.

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LOL
He shouldn't have checked (and let the Bruins player ice the puck easily)?
What kind of reasoning is that ?
It's hockey.
It was the correct play and a great hit.
He didn't deserve 2 minutes.
I agree 100%. After watching the replays Andrei hit Ward more from an angle then he did in the back!

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I can't understand how Andrei got 5 for that? The guy went side on into the boards. The cross check is a penalty, but the problem i have with that one is that its not a penalty when a ruins player does it for some reason
Agreed, it was a borderline penalty, no where near a 5 minute major ... absolute joke of a call by a completely inept ref that had a major impact on the outcome.

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I understand the idea of rewarding a player or a line for playing good during a game; but you have to put the responsibility of wining a game on your best players shoulders, they're the ones who get the big bucks.

The way carboneau runs his team is like communism, to him everyone is capable and everyone can contribute equally.
Never worked in ussr and will never work in a hockey team.

Everyone has a specific role in a team, your best players must make you win most of the games since they can score the most for you.

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We should have scored on PPs.

And not put Kosto.. danm i don't get it..

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I brought this up before, but does anyone else think the Lappiere line plays way too much? I understand they are playing well, but I think Carbo is overusing them.

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Basically...

Forget about challenging for the first in the conference and get ready to play a a team from Atlantic division in the playoffs. That's what it comes down to.

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01-13-2009, 08:56 PM
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The Bruins were behind in every regular season third period last year. Passionate and gritty is how good teams play when they're behind in the third period.
That's not the words I'd use to describe how the Habs played in the third tonight.

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To me it's a wash...We may have scored more, but probably they would have to.
We're also missing Carey Price, remember.

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Dumb penalties from the Kostitsyn brothers. It's a common factor in Habs games.
Andrei's penalty dumb?? How about Chara smashing PAX twice?? Andrei's body hit him from the side - Bruin hit the boards with his shoulder - terrible call - WTFU!! It was from behind to send the Bruin forward in the boards - he laid there like Nelly Rebeiro in a clump!!

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Haha did anyone else think Savard had the look of a guy pooping his pants when Komisarek approached him?

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Thomas, and a LOT of blocked shots by Boston is the main reason for the Hab loss.

Montreal had the quick short pass control the puck 1st Period then the Bruins put on the pressure and played better hockey. Each time the habs tried to get back into it Boston pushed harder. They could of pressed harder in the 3rd at the 5 min mark vrs the 2 minute where Thomas was hot.

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I can't speak for our younger stars and prospects, but for our veteran players, Koivu is easily the most reliable scorer when the going gets tough. He may be an injury prone guy, but he plays through the pain and his effort in the 7 playoff games he played last year is proof. The bad eggs in the media will blame him, but it's less his fault than people like Kovy. I don't have the faith that Kovalev (well he seems to get goals but not when it's in the real nitty gritty), Tanguay and Higgins can provide the big time sparks we'll need. I'm not sure about Lang, but all I know is that Koivu is our most clutch performer. That's kinda sad considering our depth of players with better goal scoring abilities than him.
Once that line comes back it will force teams to change their strategy. Chara can't play 60 minutes. Once Montreal is able to ice a healthy team who does Chara face? Kovalev or Koivu.

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Haha did anyone else think Savard had the look of a guy pooping his pants when Komisarek approached him?
Komisarek should have done more than just shove him back and take him by the neck. At least a stinking face wash/jab.

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I hate these "measuring stick" type games that end up not measuring anything.

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01-13-2009, 08:59 PM
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Montreal is missing a complete line....

Higgins Koivu Tanguay


There's your scoring...Especially on the PP.
Over all that i prefer having our number one goalie. The team plays better in front of Price and he can out right steal you a game. Halak just isn't even close that level. The first two goals, Price's sheer size may have stopped at least one of them.

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Andrei's penalty dumb?? How about Chara smashing PAX twice?? Andrei's body hit him from the side - Bruin hit the boards with his shoulder - terrible call - WTFU!! It was from behind to send the Bruin forward in the boards - he laid there like Nelly Rebeiro in a clump!!
Chara crosschecked Pac in the same exact manner Hamirlik did to the ruin player for his penalty in front of the net, and there wasn't any call.

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We're also missing Carey Price, remember.
True, but goaltending wasn't really the problem tonight and would Price have stopped either of the 2 goals?

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Good game by Thomas, by the way, he was the difference. Its an incredible luxury to have both Fernandez and Thomas back there the way they are playing this year.


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Thomas, and a LOT of blocked shots by Boston is the main reason for the Hab loss.
Good point

BS: Habs: 5 Boston: 13

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I I'm not sure about Lang, but all I know is that Koivu is our most clutch performer. That's kinda sad considering our depth of players with better goal scoring abilities than him.
i agree. Koivu is not a scorer but gets the big goals and is clutch cause those goals tend not to be pretty. He is the only one 100% committed to sacrificing himself to get the big goal by getting his ass handed too him in front of the net.

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Can't believe we were beaten by a team who had Ballroom Blitz in their lineup....

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Division will be very though to catch now.

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Close game, could have gone either way.

Can't wait to see them face off again when everyone''s healthy on both sides.

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