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02-13-2009, 12:15 PM
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F Lehoux, he is exactly not what this team needs, more soft skilled lazy players that aren't willing to pay the price.
also, Maxwell got 10 less point than him in his rookie year

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02-13-2009, 12:16 PM
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Would've given a chance to Lehoux on an offensive line.....Not the end of the world, but let's hope we'll be deeper at center next year at least for Hamilton, 'cause there's no way Lehoux signs with us again.
F Lehoux, he is exactly not what this team needs, more soft skilled lazy players that aren't willing to pay the price.

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I personally think that Chips should have stayed with the team since his last call-up... here's to hoping that he sticks this time. He's definitely the type of player that this team is really lacking at the moment.
He didn't look right at the last call up, granted he was just coming off the groin injury so hopefully that was the reason. He's looked good lately with the Dogs so hopefully he plays and looks better.

The trickle down effect is that it could force Lever to play Andrew Conboy in his first AHL game, although I guess he will opt for Wyman instead and there's a chance Flinn or Carle can play as they are listed as day to day.

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02-13-2009, 12:17 PM
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F Lehoux, he is exactly not what this team needs, more soft skilled lazy players that aren't willing to pay the price.
I would expect that a kid who keeps seeing other guys pass him by despite being the #1 scorer of the team would actually understand that it is his chance and will take it. Then, we are looking for a natural center to play on the 2nd line and Lehoux while having some deficiencies, could have answered the call and we would have a better use for Higgins.

Anyway, clearly he' in the doghouse and I'm just saying, we better have other alternatives next year. I just don't see him being satisfied to be the 12th callup unless prospects are being traded left and right which it won't happen.

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02-13-2009, 12:20 PM
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F Lehoux, he is exactly not what this team needs, more soft skilled lazy players that aren't willing to pay the price.
He can't be worse than Plekanec in that departement. I'd give the guy a chance, he's earned it.

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02-13-2009, 12:22 PM
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Good. He didn't show much last time he was up, but I'm glad Higgins can finally return to the wing where he can be more effective.

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02-13-2009, 12:25 PM
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I would expect that a kid who keeps seeing other guys pass him by despite being the #1 scorer of the team would actually understand that it is his chance and will take it. Then, we are looking for a natural center to play on the 2nd line and Lehoux while having some deficiencies, could have answered the call and we would have a better use for Higgins.

Anyway, clearly he' in the doghouse and I'm just saying, we better have other alternatives next year. I just don't see him being satisfied to be the 12th callup unless prospects are being traded left and right which it won't happen.
If he wanted a callup, he should have played harder at the start of the season, he is skilled for sure but is prone to being soft and lazy. I hope he's not back next year for the same reason I wanted Corey Locke gone.

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He can't be worse than Plekanec in that departement. I'd give the guy a chance, he's earned it.
Yes he can, and by a lot. I watch just about every Hamilton game.

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Hopefully, because the road to the NHL is longer than expected for Mr.Chipchura.
It's not longer then expected when you factor in how much development time he missed in juniors. First he missed a large chunk of the season in his draft year to the groin injury and then there's the freak accident which cost him just about a full season with the achillies slice. He's already appeared in over 40 NHL games, most of which were in his 2nd year as a pro. Lappy, Pleks, A.Kostitsyn, these guys all spent parts of 3 years in Hamilton, so I don't see him as taking longer.

Now if he doesn't make it to the nhl next year, then i'd agree.

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02-13-2009, 12:38 PM
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It is about time Kyle Chipchura stays with the big club. If he shows hustle and grit there is no reason he shouldn't stay with the habs considering D'ago and Pacs are still with the team. LE WHO? dont make me laugh. LE WHO? is the next Corey Locke. I have always liked Chipchura and I think he should be our third line center of the future. I really like Lapiere nonetheless. But that being said Gainey is GM but I wouldn't mind seing plekanec getting shipped out along with prospects for a 2nd line or 1st line center. GO CHIPS!!

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02-13-2009, 12:39 PM
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What will the lines be I wonder?

I'd go with these.

Sergei - Koivu - Andrei
Higgins - Lapierre - Kovy
Patches - Chipchura - Kostopoulos
Boullion - Begin - Laraque

Markov - Komisarek
Hamrlik - O'Byrne
Gorges - Dandenault

Line 1 - Kosty bros can work their magic with Koivu on their line.
Line 2 - Kovy has Higgins and Lapierre to make room for him on the ice.
Line 3 - Good energy line that can spark some offence
Line 4 - With Boullion on the wing with Begin and BGL...we should be able to intimidate the Avs a little bit.

Defence - Brisebois never sees the ice again in a Habs jersey....EVER!!!!

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02-13-2009, 12:40 PM
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Yes he can, and by a lot. I watch just about every Hamilton game.
What we dont see is always better then a guy in a slump.

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02-13-2009, 12:42 PM
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What will the lines be I wonder?

I'd go with these.

Sergei - Koivu - Andrei
Higgins - Lapierre - Kovy
Patches - Chipchura - Kostopoulos
Boullion - Begin - Laraque

Markov - Komisarek
Hamrlik - O'Byrne
Gorges - Dandenault

Line 1 - Kosty bros can work their magic with Koivu on their line.
Line 2 - Kovy has Higgins and Lapierre to make room for him on the ice.
Line 3 - Good energy line that can spark some offence
Line 4 - With Boullion on the wing with Begin and BGL...we should be able to intimidate the Avs a little bit.

Defence - Brisebois never sees the ice again in a Habs jersey....EVER!!!!
nice set of lines there.

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02-13-2009, 12:46 PM
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Defence - Brisebois never sees the ice again in a Habs jersey....EVER!!!!
Sorry, won't happen. Not with the 1000th game nearby. Be patient.

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Sorry, won't happen. Not with the 1000th game nearby. Be patient.
I already picture Brisebois smiling in his post game interview after his 1000th.

Luc Gelinas: Alors Patrice, comment te sens-tu apres cet exploit que tu viens de realiser cette soirée?

Brisebois: Ecoute ehh, j'peux pas mieux me sentir ehh, mille matches dans la ligue nationale ehh c'est quelque chose et ce qui importe c'est pas les mille matches, c'est de continuer d'aider l'equipe a gagner.

[silence...]

Luc Gelinas: De retour au studio avec Yanick...

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02-13-2009, 12:59 PM
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Sorry, won't happen. Not with the 1000th game nearby. Be patient.

Ahhhh thats right....DAMN!! lol

Oh well...hopefully as soon as Breezers 1000th game is over, they take his jersey from him and put him on waivers. I would rather use Dandenault and O'Byrne as our 6th/7th defencemen. At least they will go in a corner and throw a body check once in a blue moon....Breezer hasn't laid a body check since '93 in the cup finals...LOL.

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So which defensive pairing is he going to center?

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well Plekanec is suspended,guess Gainey just found out!!!
Suspended players still count as part of your roster. Chips recall has nothing to do with the suspension - the Habs have one extra roster spot anyways.

I'd like to see them call up Stewart as well and maybe send down Sergei K. - just to shake things up a bit. Regarding Lehoux - he's had some time in the NHL; he's a career minor leaguer (like Corey Locke for instance) and likely isn't in the Habs' future plans.

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Yes he can, and by a lot. I watch just about every Hamilton game.
We'd loose nothing by trying him out,it's not like he'd cost us games. Just watch Grabovski last year, he was racking the points at some point and he got a call up.

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He won't make it to Denver in time will he? I suspect he will go straight to Vancouver.

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We'd loose nothing by trying him out,it's not like he'd cost us games. Just watch Grabovski last year, he was racking the points at some point and he got a call up.
Grabovski was Hamilton's best player last year and one of the top players in the league when he was there, so he should have been called up. Grabovski while on the soft side, worked hard, skated hard and went into high traffic areas, which can NOT be said for Lehoux.

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He won't make it to Denver in time will he? I suspect he will go straight to Vancouver.
Depends on when he was recalled and where the Dogs are (last game was in Hershey) but I am guessing he won't play tonight away.

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Moore importantly, what the hell at those lines?

Dandenault-Higgins-Andrei Kostitsyn in particular. ARRK

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One thing he does better than most of our centres is position himself in the d-zone. He may not be as flashy, but I notice him with posession of the puck in the d-zone moreso than say Plek or Lang (when he was playing). With a little more experience the confidence and puck poise will come.

He's also bigger than Plekanec, and maybe any of the other centres in the line-up.
One thing he does worse than most of our centres is that he's not able to win a single face-off. He is not flashy, and I always notice him losing face-off in or out our defensive zone; a lot more than say Plek or Lang (when he was playing). As first rounder, he may not have enough talent to ever become a center in the nhl.

He's also slower than Plekanec, and maybe any of the other centres in the line-up.

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One thing he does worse than most of our centres is that he's not able to win a single face-off. He is not flashy, and I always notice him losing face-off in or out our defensive zone; a lot more than say Plek or Lang (when he was playing). As first rounder, he may not have enough talent to ever become a center in the nhl.

He's also slower than Plekanec, and maybe any of the other centres in the line-up.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...fPercentageAll

Why don't you check before you pull a post out of your rear end?

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One thing he does worse than most of our centres is that he's not able to win a single face-off. He is not flashy, and I always notice him losing face-off in or out our defensive zone; a lot more than say Plek or Lang (when he was playing). As first rounder, he may not have enough talent to ever become a center in the nhl.

He's also slower than Plekanec, and maybe any of the other centres in the line-up.
He's improved his face-offs in the AHL and again this is another thing that can improve with experience. I think he's more talented than you do and I like his play.

I'm confident that with experience he'll make the right plays and even learn some tricks to improve his faceoff prowess.

I don't disagree about his speed. It's his most glaring disadvantage. I still think he can play around that, many others have.

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What will the lines be I wonder?

I'd go with these.

Sergei - Koivu - Andrei
Higgins - Lapierre - Kovy
Patches - Chipchura - Kostopoulos
Boullion - Begin - Laraque

Markov - Komisarek
Hamrlik - O'Byrne
Gorges - Dandenault

Line 1 - Kosty bros can work their magic with Koivu on their line.
Line 2 - Kovy has Higgins and Lapierre to make room for him on the ice.
Line 3 - Good energy line that can spark some offence
Line 4 - With Boullion on the wing with Begin and BGL...we should be able to intimidate the Avs a little bit.

Defence - Brisebois never sees the ice again in a Habs jersey....EVER!!!!
Lines are nice, but i really dont see them putting Dagger in the press box. He has been playing pretty good lately and If anything i see him gaining more icetime ( probably in special teams ).

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http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...fPercentageAll

Why don't you check before you pull a post out of your rear end?
He'll need to improve a good bit in that area, but he appears to work hard and improve each year so I'm confident in him.

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