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06-01-2009, 02:56 PM
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It's a fair question to ask. They don't have the gritty playoff warrior types but goaltending is still a possibility. Price looked very mentally fragile at times but could rebound.
Price could rebound. He needs to get his act together, and focus on hockey.

But Montreal is seriously lacking in size, and grit. I think, of anyone on their team, they can't afford to lose Komisarek. Montreal needs to ditch the small, speedy forwards, and upgrade their size, and skill to be more affective against bigger teams like Boston.

Milan Lucic ran roughshod over Montreal in the first round. Montreal had no answer for that kind of physicality. They won't get very far in the post season, if they don't address this area. And we already know Martin won't complain about the lack of gritt. It never seemed to bother him in Ottawa.

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06-01-2009, 03:02 PM
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I wonder if they will use this to try and sign Hossa and/or Havlat.

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This move wreaks of desperation. Glad its a Hab signing and not ours.

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06-01-2009, 03:26 PM
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Martin never had a goaltender in Ottawa.

In Montreal he'll have Halak.
Hahaha, sadly though I think Gainey will move him to secure Prices spot even more so they won't have anyone to play when he chokes again.

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06-01-2009, 03:42 PM
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Martins was a big (I'd say the biggest) factor in the Leafs dominating the Sens in the playoffs. He stuck to his gameplan even when the situation called for change. When Toronto was hit with injuries and a weaker team, he played a tight defensive situation which limited Ottawa's creativity. A run and gun style, even for that 1 playoff series, would've helped his team much more. They played right into the hands of the Leafs who weren't looking to trade chances with Ottawa, since Ottawa was a much more potent team. Martins is decent at what he does, but I don't think of him as an elite coach in the NHL. I expect Montreal to be strong defensively and to ride that reputation as far as it'll take them.

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06-01-2009, 04:04 PM
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Good idea for him to get out of Florida after his debacle of a decision not to trade Bouwmeester.
Martin was in a really tough situation with Bouwmeester at the deadline. If he traded Jaybo it would have been for picks/prospects, or young players who have not yet reached their full potential. The Panthers were in the middle of the playoff race at the deadline and it would have been foolish to throw the season away and trade Bouwmeester (their best player).

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06-01-2009, 04:06 PM
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If you're going to lose in the first round, you might as well hire a pro.

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06-01-2009, 08:08 PM
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I don't get it. Bob Hartley has a ring as a coach, speaks French and tries to play offensive hockey. Jackie Martin is our personal whipping boy, speaks French and thinks defense first, second and third, and probably wouldn't mind if hockey was played without a puck at all.

What am I missing here?

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06-01-2009, 08:17 PM
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I don't think that it is good news for the Leafs at all, Martin is a good coach.
Martin always gets stuck coaching crap teams.

and to be perfectly honest,the Habs are only fractionally better(on paper) than the leafs.

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06-01-2009, 08:33 PM
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I don't get it. Bob Hartley has a ring as a coach, speaks French and tries to play offensive hockey. Jackie Martin is our personal whipping boy, speaks French and thinks defense first, second and third, and probably wouldn't mind if hockey was played without a puck at all.

What am I missing here?
Probably that Martin is better respected than Hartley.

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06-01-2009, 08:35 PM
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im not surprised leafs fans like this, its the only coach they have had success against in 40 years.

that being said, grasping onto straws is fun.

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06-01-2009, 08:43 PM
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I don't think that it is good news for the Leafs at all, Martin is a good coach.
Thanks... Poor Leafs fans... Everything related to the Habs ain't that bad...



Martin is a well over .500 coach. He might be real good with a defensive system in front of Price... I mean REAL good...

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06-01-2009, 08:53 PM
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Thanks... Poor Leafs fans... Everything related to the Habs ain't that bad...



Martin is a well over .500 coach. He might be real good with a defensive system in front of Price... I mean REAL good...
But Habs plus a monstrous Sens connection lol... how can we possibly contain ourselves.

Best of luck, but at this point I really don't think he's the right coach for you guys. That said, your offseason is as much in the air as ours, so we'll see when the dust settles, it could be a very different team in two months.

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I wonder if they will use this to try and sign Hossa and/or Havlat.
I doubt Hossa. He left Martin and Ottawa pretty bad. They stabbed Hossa in the back.

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06-03-2009, 01:15 PM
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Well this is their first veteran coach in a while...

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06-03-2009, 01:23 PM
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I doubt Hossa. He left Martin and Ottawa pretty bad. They stabbed Hossa in the back.
That was my first thought too, but Martin was out of the picture by then.

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06-03-2009, 08:19 PM
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Wasn't Martin the coach of the Senators when we eliminated them everytime we met them in the playoffs ?!?!?!

Thank you Canadiens organization, you just made our future a whole lot brighter.
You have to make the playoffs before talking about beating teams in the playoffs

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06-04-2009, 10:26 AM
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That was my first thought too, but Martin was out of the picture by then.
Oh, really? That must have been the first year after Martin left then?

Either way, I doubt they would do this to try and get them. Hossa probably won't play in Montreal, I see him resigning with Detroit if they win.

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06-04-2009, 04:22 PM
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Oh, really? That must have been the first year after Martin left then?
Yeah, it was the first year after the lockout, and Martin was fired halfway through the third period of the Sens' game seven loss to Toronto in 2004.

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