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12-19-2009, 09:01 PM
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Straying away from the dumb goalie debate, anyone else like what they saw in Pacioretty tonight? I thought he and Gomez looked good in limited time on the PK...maybe time to move Uselesstini off Gomer's wing and try MaxPac? I'm sure SKost can play RW for a bit.

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Nope, they'll wet their Price pyjamies then.

The fanboyism is sickening, the guy plays a perfect game and gets bashed. rofl.
Laraque forgot to fax you guys that it was reverse day today?

No wonder you're all confused.

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12-19-2009, 09:02 PM
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Ok... the General is back (and how!), the goaltending is great, the special teams are utterly fixed (top-10 in both PP and PK now and trending upwards), everything else is hunky-dory.

Time to work on that five-on-five game.

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No No No. Don't go there

I'm a Price fan, but give halak his due. Very solid performance and some very nice saves. The D was okay, but frankly he was better

Meanwhile, why does this have to devolve into a Price vs halak thing EVERY time one guy does well?

Nice job Halak. Very nicely done
I'm not turning this into Halak vs Price.

Goaltending is not our problem this year, the last 2 games we scored 2 goals, tonight we scored 3.

JM's coaching style will not make many happy, in boxing terms it's a rope a dope.

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can you fan boys just end it already? You guys are guilty of the exact same things you complain the other party does.

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12-19-2009, 09:03 PM
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NHL and CBC both gave the Islanders 40 shots.
Fair enough. I was just going on what Mr. Houde said at the end of the game, but he likely didn't have the official final stats. My point still stands though

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Dude, can't you give the guy at least a little bit of credit?
Oh sure. No problem giving credit where credit is due. I'm just saying that Halak gets to play some of the weaker teams and hasn't played top teams often this year. But he did play a great game tonight. Even though the Isles did shoot for the big CH crest quite often it seemed, especially in the first (other than that one awesome save he had in the period).

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The Big Dog is back with a bang ! God it felt great to see those brilliant transition passes again

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Nope, they'll wet their Price pyjamies then.

The fanboyism is sickening, the guy plays a perfect game and gets bashed. rofl.
I didn't even take my advice.

Sometimes it just gets too much.

Regardless of the team, regardless of the game the team played, the guy makes 40 saves, puts up 2 for the standings, and yet some negativity?

**** this ****.

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Come on people. I'm a huge Price homer, love the kid and still think he's better than Halak, but you need to give credit where credit is due. Halak won the game by himself. The Habs were atrocious in the 1st period and Jaro kept them up by 1. Remember, the Habs scored 3 PP goals, they did **** all even strength. Halak was the Habs tonight.

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We need SIZE up-front! The little guys, Pleks and Cammy can't win board battles! It was painful to watch again. That's also why Pleks took bad penalties, it's hard for him to win battles due to size. Andrei is the only one on that line that can muscle ppl off the pucks.

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Ok... the General is back (and how!), the goaltending is great, the special teams are utterly fixed (top-10 in both PP and PK now and trending upwards), everything else is hunky-dory.

Time to work on that five-on-five game.
Agreed.

Our special teams are simply awesome, as is our goaltending. That, and Markov, is why we won tonight, really.


Five-on-five needs some work, but our specialty teams/goaltending will win us a lot of games.


Also, Halak is money against the Islanders. He really seems to have their number.

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Ok... the General is back (and how!), the goaltending is great, the special teams are utterly fixed (top-10 in both PP and PK now and trending upwards), everything else is hunky-dory.

Time to work on that five-on-five game.
The little guys up-front keep losing board battles. And Gill, O'Byrne, Mara in the back-end have a tough time getting out of their own end and making break-out passes.

We desperately need a big body in the top 6 to help win board battles.

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Halak's stats after tonight;

.913 SV%, 2.67 GAA

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Come on people. I'm a huge Price homer, love the kid and still think he's better than Halak, but you need to give credit where credit is due. Halak won the game by himself. The Habs were atrocious in the 1st period and Jaro kept them up by 1. Remember, the Habs scored 3 PP goals, they did **** all even strength. Halak was the Habs tonight.
Saying Halak won the game by himself is a huge exageration. The Habs never had any huge breakdowns, most of the shots the defense was there to get the rebounds.

The Habs are playing great defensively the last month or so, it's playing that trap game and letting the other team have 70-75% time of posession that eventually does us in. JM's system is ultra passive.

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12-19-2009, 09:10 PM
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The little guys up-front keep losing board battles. And Gill, O'Byrne, Mara in the back-end have a tough time getting out of their own end and making break-out passes.

We desperately need a big body in the top 6 to help win board battles.
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12-19-2009, 09:10 PM
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Saying Halak won the game by himself is a huge exageration. The Habs never had any huge breakdowns, most of the shots the defense was there to get the rebounds.

The Habs are playing great defensively the last month or so, it's playing that trap game and letting the other team have 70-75% time of posession that eventually does us in. JM's system is ultra passive.
I am a huge Price fan but that first period was a COMPLETE debacle defensively not that i think he won the game himself but Montreal had plenty of breakdowns.

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I'm not turning this into Halak vs Price.

Goaltending is not our problem this year, the last 2 games we scored 2 goals, tonight we scored 3.

JM's coaching style will not make many happy, in boxing terms it's a rope a dope.
No goal tending is not our problem. I've been saying the same thing for a while

But hey, you were making it sound like the defense delivered a good performance to Halak. Not true

Just say halak played well and we have zero disagreement. There were some really stellar saves in there regardless of which goalie one likes. Frankly I thought Halak bailed out the D a few times

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12-19-2009, 09:13 PM
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I don't think people realize how brutally annoying it is to read them putting down and fanboy-ing Halak and Price regardless win or loss. It's ****ing painful.

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Halak was a BEAST tonight. Markov is GOD.

Not to bring the mood down but 5 on 5 this team is not impressive at all.

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12-19-2009, 09:16 PM
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Halak's stats after tonight;

.913 SV%, 2.67 GAA
Is Halak ahead of Price in all goaltending categories? Including shutouts?

someone Twitter me that answer please.

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im a Price guy but Halak was a stud 2nite. He saved their ass in that 1st period

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The Habs are playing great defensively the last month or so, it's playing that trap game and letting the other team have 70-75% time of posession that eventually does us in. JM's system is ultra passive.
Markov is back, so I'm hoping at this point JM progressively changes the ultra-passive rope-a-dope "let's lose games 2-1" system with something that's actually going to win them games rather than not lose them too badly. Something built on transition and counter-attack, say, if he must insist on allowing the opposition to enter the zone unchallenged.

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Is Halak ahead of Price in all goaltending categories? Including shutouts?

someone Twitter me that answer please.
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Player Team GP GS W L OT SA GA GAA Sv Sv% SO G A PIM TOI
1 Carey Price MTL 26 25 9 13 3 791 70 2.75 721 .912 0 0 0 6 1,530:29
2 Jaroslav Halak MTL 13 12 7 5 0 368 32 2.67 336 .913 1 0 0 0 719:31

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eesh Mason, 3 goals on 7 shots.

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