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02-08-2009, 12:26 PM
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Before the all-star break... The Habs were FINE!

How quickly people forget... This is beyond my comprehension



Look at that. Its right before the all-star break:

In 14 games:

11-2-1

And this right after a bad streak with many losses, many times teams go through bad streaks, so everyone, take a chill pill please
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02-08-2009, 12:58 PM
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it started before the all-star break

habs lost their last 2 games

Jan 20 Canadiens 2 Thrashers 4
Jan 21 Canadiens 1 Devils 3
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All-Star Break

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02-08-2009, 01:12 PM
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yeah as i said, 2 loss in a row and we suck no matter what we've done before.

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02-08-2009, 01:17 PM
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yeah as i said, 2 loss in a row and we suck no matter what we've done before.
that 0-2 has now turned into 2-7 with 6 road games back and forth across the continent coming up

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People still sadi we were average at best before the ASG when we were there.

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Expectations are too high on this 100th season,bottom line is we are a good team but not a great one..

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The problem is not the players in some sort. We have a good team but the problems is the players doenst play well together. They are not pushing the same way. Once the team get back on track, everything will be fine but when? Thats the question and theres one guy named Carbo that has the job to do that.

Toronto, Buffalo, Panthers, Tampa Bay, Atlanta are not better team than us but still won because they worked harder and better.

I wish Gainey could be more visible around the team to support his player in this hard time.

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How quickly people forget... This is beyond my comprehension



Look at that. Its right before the all-star break:

In 14 games:

11-2-1

And this right after a bad streak with many losses, many times teams go through bad streaks, so everyone, take a chill pill please
thanks
Wow....so many quality opponents in that list....

Washington and Philly were great, the rest....

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02-08-2009, 02:18 PM
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Wow....so many quality opponents in that list....

Washington and Philly were great, the rest....
It's called parity dude.

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it started before the all-star break

habs lost their last 2 games

Jan 20 Canadiens 2 Thrashers 4
Jan 21 Canadiens 1 Devils 3
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All-Star Break
The loss against the Thrashers was a back breaker.

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Wow....so many quality opponents in that list....

Washington and Philly were great, the rest....
Florida twice, Buffalo, Pittsburgh are not easy games by any means.

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It's called parity dude.
Great so now we have a word to explain how we, again, will still battle for a playoff spot. Great if it's fine with you. I know a couple of teams who can't care less about parity....and some teams for quite a while now....But then, seems that we're fine with behind in the middle of the pack like always.

Fine...at least it makes the regular season exciting....glad we're not the Wings....we would be bothered to death...

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Florida twice, Buffalo, Pittsburgh are not easy games by any means.
You're right. But they're not easy 'cause we're just as strong as they are which is good little teams. Middle of the pack teams. Just thought that with the year we had last year, we were going to be something different....but back to where we were before.

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Wow....so many quality opponents in that list....

Washington and Philly were great, the rest....
new york rangers say hello

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new york rangers say hello
Rangers are so great that they're thinking of bringing Avery back....isn't a little bit desperate.

Anyway, I remember that everything is always about stats with some people. We win, we had to play great, we lose, we had to suck. I'm interested in really seeing how we're playing so we could be in the greatest preparation ever to face a much harder challenge in the playoffs. What's the regular season all about anyway? Games so we could be entertained and have fun AND the longest preseason ever so we'd be invited and ready for the REAL season. So this year, so far, we were not entertained that much, most of our stars are underperforming, we still are amongst the invitees (which is the great news), but we're definatley not playing to be ready, nor are we building any confidence amongst our players, nor are we building the right work ethic, and we're certainly not playing to be ready to suffer way more than we're suffering right now.

But again, if people are satisfied, with what they've seen so far, great for you. But as much as people keep repeating the fact that we're 4th in conference to explain how great we are, it could be important to say that 1 win from different teams and we could be 7th just like that? The 9th position is not that far away....and actually who cares how we were before the ASG if the slump lasts 1 month? It's crunch time, we need to upgrade our play right about now, like most teams are doing, the teams that can do it. We'll see soon if we can. This trip will tell us what kind of team we're having.

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How quickly people forget... This is beyond my comprehension



Look at that. Its right before the all-star break:

In 14 games:

11-2-1

And this right after a bad streak with many losses, many times teams go through bad streaks, so everyone, take a chill pill please
thanks
I don't know about you but Halak's wins avg. looks pretty good on that list.

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02-08-2009, 02:56 PM
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How quickly people forget... This is beyond my comprehension



Look at that. Its right before the all-star break:

In 14 games:

11-2-1

And this right after a bad streak with many losses, many times teams go through bad streaks, so everyone, take a chill pill please
thanks
It all started with the Lecavalier trade rumour/ Lecavlier love fest.

Trade rumours are trade rumours, and they happen in every sport... but that frenzy was different... it was an "only in Quebec" type of thing

Personally, my first reaction at the time was "uh-oh... this is going to leave the team ****ed up in the head".

Why?

Because many players saw that the fan love was all one big lie... More gratitude was shown to Vinnie who never even laced up for the Habs... ever...

Losing Lang is crushing BTW

whatever

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Even during the winning streak there were signs of a team about to fall apart. There were tonnes of breakdowns and collapses. They managed to outscore people at that time however are unable to even connect two passes together now.

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It all started with the Lecavalier trade rumour/ Lecavlier love fest.

Trade rumours are trade rumours, and they happen in every sport... but that frenzy was different... it was an "only in Quebec" type of thing

Personally, my first reaction at the time was "uh-oh... this is going to leave the team ****ed up in the head".

Why?

Because many players saw that the fan love was all one big lie... More gratitude was shown to Vinnie who never even laced up for the Habs... ever...

Losing Lang is crushing BTW

whatever
I think the same, and I said it during the ASG week-end. It was just too much.

Only in Montreal....

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02-08-2009, 03:54 PM
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It all started with the Lecavalier trade rumour/ Lecavlier love fest.
Big BS. 'Cause if true, shows how great our character really is. Besides, can the freakin Montreal crowd have a break here. They boo, it's too much, they cheer it's too much. Do people really wish they'll be living in a place where's there no emotion from frans? Or do you prefer that instead of being present, the crowd stop being there at all? Should the people start being disinterested in that sport? If so, do you imagine that Gillett will still be able to reach the cap if nobody cares?

People care in here. Too much? Maybe so, but if I had a choice, I'll take this crowd. Sure, there should be some tweaking to do and actually I thought they did a great job by showing their respect to both Streit and Souray at the All-Star game while they could have booed them for stupid reasons, sure, but could have booed them anyway, like they booed Streit during games.

But not only is booing stupid, but now cheering is stupid as well? Only thing the crowd did for Lecavalier is demonstrate to him that he'll be more than welcome? Nothing much. Don't worry, as worthless Plekanec is, if Lecavalier slashes Plekanec in a next game, he'll be booed once again.

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Hab fans directly responsible for poor performance?

If the premise of this argument is that participation in the All-Star game has caused a drop-off in the club's performance. This board can take some responsibility in making that happen.

Certainly I don't think that any of the players were impacted with one exception - Price. Go back to last week and he was quoted that he was coming off the highest point in his career to the lowest - following a loss. Now let's think about that - He experienced the highest moment in his career by being undeservedly voted to the All-Star game. He didn't earn his way - his fans, and this board paved the way.

He is still a young man and certainly not all 21 yr olds have the maturity of a Crosby. Is it possible that this has gone to his head? Certainly the Jesus Price references don't help. Maybe he even reads these boards.

Something to consider.

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02-09-2009, 04:36 PM
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The players need to be mentally strong.

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Two teams that have been overrated this year have been the Habs and Rangers. I cannot count all the wins both teams have had without deserving it. It will catch up with you eventualy.

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it started before the all-star break

habs lost their last 2 games

Jan 20 Canadiens 2 Thrashers 4
Jan 21 Canadiens 1 Devils 3
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All-Star Break
That Thrashers game started the tailspin, Hlak crapped the bed aerly on and we've been getting poor goaltending ever since.

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Real hockey always starts after the ASG. It's the period when men are separated from kids. I hope we grow up fast.

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