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04-14-2009, 02:56 PM
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Carey Price has only won one NHL playoff round. This is a wash at best. Some Habs fans think that Thomas' lack of playoff experience is a huge benefit to the Canadiens, but Price has won a grand total of one series in his one season career. This will be a series determined by goaltending, but I think this is definitely up for grabs.
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04-14-2009, 03:07 PM
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Habs in 6 or 7... I cant decide
I dont know but Boston will always be our ******s .. we always end up scoring easy goals on Thomas.
Boston have a decent team but we can still beat them.

I think we have more chance beating Boston than NJ/WAS/PHI/PIT..
in this order


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04-14-2009, 03:47 PM
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Apparently, it's not only Bruins fans that think this will be a walk in the park as someone said .... every analyst is dumping on the Canadiens saying they have no chance at all ----- as if this is the biggest mis-match in playoff history - NO JOKE

Currently I'm watching the MSG playoff preview show and they were practically laughing at the Canadiens when they did the preview of that series.
I'm sure the TSN show won't be any different


If I was Canadiens coaching staff and wanted a little help on the motivation side, I'd have the players read and watch what the so-called "experts are saying about them & theur chances in this series. ...... they might as well not show up, it'll be a massacre.
They will most likely do it. Theres not many people picking the Habs to win this series beside Habs fans.

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04-14-2009, 04:20 PM
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The difference between the Habs then and the Habs now, of course, was that we had a captain making an inspirational return from death's door and a goalie who was robbing the entire league blind. Effort and clutch play was not a problem for that year's team, and I don't know if the current squad can match that kind of heart.

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04-14-2009, 05:03 PM
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That team also could not win a game by more than a goal and its leading defenceman was Patrice Brisebois...

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04-14-2009, 10:05 PM
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I'm a long-time Bruins fan, since early 70's, and I believe this post and this thread are offbase.

In the B's forums I've been in (not on HF Boards, necessarily) Bruins fans are very concerned about this matchup. We know the history and we know that the Habs will rise to the occasion. Here's my take:

If the Bruins jump out to a lead, the Canadiens will employ Sean Avery-like tactics as they did in the last regular season game. If the Bruins take the bait (like Chara and Lucic did in that last game) they are in trouble. This year the Bruins are a better team than the Canadiens, but the difference is not as dramatic as a #1 vs #8 matchup might suggest.

The key for the Canadiens is their power play and Carey Price. If Price plays as well as he can, goals will be hard to come by. And if the Bruins lose their cool and the Habs' PP clicks, the B's could easily lose this series.

Keys for the Bruins are stingy 'D', Thomas at his best, using their depth, and staying out of the box. Thomas, Chara, Lucic are all potential powder-kegs and can lose control, thereby costing the team. If the B's get production out of their 2nd and 3rd lines they will be tough to beat. I do agree with what someone said earlier...the B's supposed physical advantage is over-blown...they're not as big and tough of a team as some say.

As for the BRUINS players saying the right things but believing this will be an easy series, with all do respect, are you on crack? Do you REALLY think they take the Canadiens lightly? No way, guys, they know exactly what they're up against, and that 5-4 game last Thursday will be fresh in their minds. Trust me, this team knows they're in for a battle, they know how good Price can be, they know how hard the Canadiens will play. Julien, the assistant coaches and maybe Cam Neely himself will see to it that they understand how contested this series will be.

I can't stand the fact that we're playing your squad in the opening round, it concerns be greatly. That said, it should be an incredibly hard fought series, and the result is far from pre-determined.

Edit: OK, I did look over the Bruins threads and you guys are right...there are a lot of very overconfident Bruins fans there. I don't get it...my guess is they have no real idea what playoff hockey is about, about the history of this rivalry and about the ability of this year's Habs team. Please don't let them speak for all of us...on other boards I've been to the B's fans are much less confident. As a fan for 30+ years I know this is going to be a very tough series and the B's could lose.
Good post.

And a pretty accurate assessment of how the series could go and what each team should focus on.

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Hey, c'mon. The lowest level was your Sean Avery comparison. He's reviled around the league for his actions. The Habs are not Sean Avery.
You're being unfair here though. We employed some agitating tactics in the last game and they worked. That's all the guy was saying.
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Carey Price has only won one NHL playoff round. This is a wash at best. Some Habs fans think that Thomas' lack of playoff experience is a huge benefit to the Canadiens, but Price has won a grand total of one series in his career. This will be a series determined by goaltending, but I think this is definitely up for grabs.
Yeah, but that one win was over the Bruins... with Thomas.

Its funny, but for the first time this season there really isn't much pressure on the Habs. We're expected to lose. Personally, I see that as a very good thing. We've been under pressure all year and I think this will loosen the guys up. I think we're a lot more dangerous than a lot of people are giving us credit for.

Now if only we can bring back Markov...


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04-14-2009, 10:37 PM
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You're being unfair here though. We employed some agitating tactics in the last game and they worked. That's all the guy was saying.
Well then, Lucic "Bertuzzied" Komisarek... What? Not at all the same degree of attacking from behind? I see, hyperbole acceptance is apparently just a one-way street.

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04-15-2009, 07:59 AM
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Not all Bruins fans are fair weather band wagoning fans. We have the core of fans that have been here all along, but I agree with your ideas. There are ALOT of fans that jumped on board, and personally, thats okay with me because it has been a long time since we have had the media attention and the amount of fans we have now. I can only hope the fans that jumped on board will stay on board.
In regards to the confidence, we weren't very confident last year. This year is different, we have balanced scoring, we're strong down the middle, and we have one of the strongest d-corps that I have seen in a longgg time. Personally, I think we have reason to be confident this year. I don't think it will be a blowout series, that would be a dissapointment for me personally.
I am hoping for a passionate and dynamic series.
Have fun Habs Fans!

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04-15-2009, 08:50 AM
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Edit: OK, I did look over the Bruins threads and you guys are right...there are a lot of very overconfident Bruins fans there. I don't get it...my guess is they have no real idea what playoff hockey is about, about the history of this rivalry and about the ability of this year's Habs team. Please don't let them speak for all of us...on other boards I've been to the B's fans are much less confident. As a fan for 30+ years I know this is going to be a very tough series and the B's could lose.
Last year, a lot of us here couldn't see the Bruins winning a single game due to the 12 game winning streak. Playoffs come, Habs have to win it in seven. We also swept the Flyers in the season and couldn't handle them in the second round. One hot goalie and our team was finished.

The Bruins might have to deal with the same here.

As for the "Avery like tactics" comment, I didn't take it as a cheapshot. Avery is a very clever player, he figures out new ways to get under people's skin. I'd love to see a guy like Lapierre get creative with Savard or Kessel. People need to remember that Avery doesn't injure people.

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04-15-2009, 09:15 AM
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Well then, Lucic "Bertuzzied" Komisarek... What? Not at all the same degree of attacking from behind? I see, hyperbole acceptance is apparently just a one-way street.
You know when I watched a replay of that incident it struck me how easily that could have become a major injury. Lucic grabs the guys head and more or less drags him down, but if either guy does something a little unexpected or loses balance Komi's head could have been driven to the ice...and Lucic would be gone for a half-season.

So while Lucic did not pile drive the guys head to the ice like Bertuzzi did, it still could have gone very bad...you just can't attack someone that way on the ice.

Aside from that aspect it strikes me as very selfish of Lucic to go after the guy that way in a tight game...i don't care if it is the last time they meet in the regular season and the B's playoff position is clinched...it should be team first and that was an example of a guy putting himself before the team.

Like I've said, if I'm the Canadiens, I'll have my guys chirp and poke and push Lucic all night and see if I can get him to take a dumb penalty.

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