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01-17-2009, 05:16 PM
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Playing Ottawa tonight so hopefully he will keep Neil in tact and keep him from taking advantage of our players.
is he playing tonight?

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01-17-2009, 06:59 PM
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He is playing but isn't getting too many minutes. Under 2 mins at the end of the 1st.

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01-17-2009, 09:04 PM
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Played about 10 minutes and got a pass.

Good job by the kid.

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01-17-2009, 09:06 PM
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Played about 10 minutes and got a pass.

Good job by the kid.
He played very well....a lot more impressive than Chipchura anyway.

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01-17-2009, 09:09 PM
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I was really impressed by Stewart tonight...too bad he won't be staying with us longer..along side a few other players.

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01-17-2009, 09:12 PM
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Needs to put on some muscle.

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I was really impressed by Stewart tonight...too bad he won't be staying with us longer..along side a few other players.
In his two NHL games played he was good. I think Begin is gone next year and Stewart will get the spot. He is younger faster bigger.

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01-17-2009, 09:15 PM
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In his two NHL games played he was good. I think Begin is gone next year and Stewart will get the spot. He is younger faster bigger.
Yeah I can see Stewart replacing Begin's spot next year. Both really similar players.

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01-17-2009, 09:19 PM
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Yeah I can see Stewart replacing Begin's spot next year. Both really similar players.
Yep, i think a Stewart-Lappierre-Laraque line will be really exciting. Imo Latendresse will graduate perminently on a more offensive line.

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01-17-2009, 09:21 PM
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Can Chips be sent down without passing through waivers? During the GDT I suggested that Stewart could work playing with Saku and Dags (someone questioned my seriousness).

Given that Saku will be back before Tang and Higgins, and given that we don't want to mess with the other three lines, and given that Carbo will want to ease Saku back, I think it makes perfect sense.

I know that's a lot of 'givens', but if we can keep Stewart up when Saks gets back, I think it works all around

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01-17-2009, 09:54 PM
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Can Chips be sent down without passing through waivers? During the GDT I suggested that Stewart could work playing with Saku and Dags (someone questioned my seriousness).

Given that Saku will be back before Tang and Higgins, and given that we don't want to mess with the other three lines, and given that Carbo will want to ease Saku back, I think it makes perfect sense.

I know that's a lot of 'givens', but if we can keep Stewart up when Saks gets back, I think it works all around
Try D'agostini Koivu Lats and put Begin with Lapierre and Kostopoulos.

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01-17-2009, 09:58 PM
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Yeah I can see Stewart replacing Begin's spot next year. Both really similar players.
Similar players is an insult to Stewart, actually. My apologies to Begin who has served us well over his tenure as a Hab.

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01-18-2009, 12:22 AM
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Yep, i think a Stewart-Lappierre-Laraque line will be really exciting. Imo Latendresse will graduate perminently on a more offensive line.
At this rate Lapierre is our 3rd line shutdown centre and Chipchura will be the 4th line centre. That is unless Gainey goes with 3 offensive guys down the middle again.

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01-18-2009, 05:41 AM
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this game was a much better litmus test for stewart than his previous game at the NHL level.

If you remember his first game, it was a meaningless game against the hapless leafs. He thrived in it but it wasn't your typical nhl test. Tonight, Stewart went up against a team that has their urgency level ramped up to playoff mode and he didn't look out of place. I dont know if he has a future with the habs, but I think this kid is going to carve out an nhl career in an energy role.

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01-18-2009, 07:39 AM
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Similar players is an insult to Stewart, actually. My apologies to Begin who has served us well over his tenure as a Hab.
sigh. why is that every prospect on the Habs is believed to better than current NHL'ers? Stewart will be lucky if he has the same career Begin has. Don't expect him to be more than a 4th liner in the NHL.

Danis is prime example of this overrating. Guys thought he was going to be a #1 goaltender in the NHL and couldn't believe Gainey let him go for nothing...and now he can't even make the Islanders back-up.

BTW, don't expect Stewart to much of a fighter in the NHL. He fights occasionally in the minors but watching his fights at hockeyfights.com leaves a lot to be desired for. Nevertheless he is a good hitter and energy guy.

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01-18-2009, 10:47 AM
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At this rate Lapierre is our 3rd line shutdown centre and Chipchura will be the 4th line centre. That is unless Gainey goes with 3 offensive guys down the middle again.
With our deth at wing there's no way we won't have another 3 offensive lines team next year and the next.

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01-19-2009, 01:38 AM
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He played well but he said in an interview:"they told us not to fight" when the press asked him about Neil's challenges.

That's why I hate Carbonneau sometime.

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01-19-2009, 01:42 AM
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He played well but he said in an interview:"they told us not to fight" when the press asked him about Neil's challenges.

That's why I hate Carbonneau sometime.
It was a smart move. Ottawa was down most of the game, why would the Habs give them momentum by having Stewart fight Neil? It would have been stupid. Just like Kostopoulos fighting Clarkson when it was 1-0, the team looked flat after and never recovered. Stewart would have fought if the Habs were DOWN.

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01-19-2009, 01:55 AM
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It was a smart move. Ottawa was down most of the game, why would the Habs give them momentum by having Stewart fight Neil? It would have been stupid. Just like Kostopoulos fighting Clarkson when it was 1-0, the team looked flat after and never recovered. Stewart would have fought if the Habs were DOWN.
Well say Neil wanted to fight and Stewart refuse because he doesn't want the Sens back in the game; what if it's the other way around and Stewart wants the Habs back in the game and Neil refuse? What's the point? I'm just saying if a guy is running around trying to injure your players because he's mad you better straight him up. It didn't matter anyway because Neil didn't do much.

But to me just the thought of a coach asking his guys to not strike back is not admirable. (well he should tell Begin and Kosto not to fight, at least lol)

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01-19-2009, 02:00 AM
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Well say Neil wanted to fight and Stewart refuse because he doesn't want the Sens back in the game; what if it's the other way around and Stewart wants the Habs back in the game and Neil refuse? What's the point? I'm just saying if a guy is running around trying to injure your players because he's mad you better straight him up. It didn't matter anyway because Neil didn't do much.

But to me just the thought of a coach asking his guys to not strike back is not admirable. (well he should tell Begin and Kosto not to fight, at least lol)
Like you said, Neil did not do much in that game. He didn't really provoke anything other than being his ugly whiny self. He seems to like to knock Carey around when he can, so I agree even with a lead I would send someone after him. I can't see Stewart winning that fight though.

And I think Carbo only said something because he knew Stewart would be pumped and ready to do anything for the team in his short stint. You just need to pick your spots carefully sometimes.

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01-19-2009, 02:20 AM
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You got a point there. Trying to calm his "wild horse" so to speak.

Still hopefuly he doesn't do it too much. I want to see Stewart in action.

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01-19-2009, 11:40 AM
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Well say Neil wanted to fight and Stewart refuse because he doesn't want the Sens back in the game; what if it's the other way around and Stewart wants the Habs back in the game and Neil refuse? What's the point? I'm just saying if a guy is running around trying to injure your players because he's mad you better straight him up. It didn't matter anyway because Neil didn't do much.
How about scoring a goal as a way of getting the team going or proving a point? Just stop and say "Scoreboard!" When was scoring a goal ever a bad idea? When was that a let down?

If he's the valuable player the posters say, isn't he better off on the ice than in the penalty box for 5 minutes (or more)?

Neil and Ruutu are more likely to start something if they know they can get a response. Minnesota has Derek Boogard and their guys get whacked. Koivu (the younger) ended up with a broken ankle! Watch highlights of the Canadiens/Nordiques or the Canadiens/Bruins. As much as a I loved him when I was a child, as a adult, and as someone who has studied the game academically (sociology) for a dozen years, I can see that the mere presence of Chris Nilan only encouraged Dale Hunter, Ken Linseman, Keith Crowder, etc. Linseman and Crowder would never fight Nilan but I recall both of them going after Svoboda when he was a rookie only to turtle to Knuckles, who of course got the penalty.

Sorry, but I just don't buy the fighting arguments any more. I haven't for about ten years. As much as Nik Antropov annoys me endlessly (more than Neil or Ruutu), I know that the presence of a goon/policeman/enforcer/protector only encourages him.

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