O'B in, i'm pleased. Darche out, as much as I like his story, he was not playing well: good move. Price in net: I would have kept Halak in netm but the fact is that whoever is in net, it won't make a big impact if the team don't get the message and play well in front of the guy.
If that happens, I will be REALLY upset for Carey... He is due for a game where the following bad luck doesn't happen: A. own teammate plowing him and puck, in the net (I'm looking at you, Hamrlik) B. puck deflects off 6 players, and goes in. Habs' fowards owe him goal support.....BIG time.
Price in net... Halak couldn't do the tough job... Gerber/Ward anyone? Let's hope it'll pan out this way
No, it's not Gerber/Ward.
Gerber flat out sucked for two games. Halak played an incredible Game #1, good for most of Game #2 (horrid ending, yes), and in Game #3 he had no chance.
If people think a goalie change is going to help us win, they are crazy. To win, the team needs to be better. After Carey Price came in the other night, we still let in more goals than we scored - and that's not Price's fault, the team was brutal for the most part.
There's one and only one way we can win and thats if the team plays well. If the team runs into Price, doesn't clear the front of the net, gives the puck away right in front of Price --- we're not going to fare any better in the long run.
Our goalies have done the job all season. No need to blame either of them.
Anyway, I hope the team can get their minds on the game and play a great game. Go Habs Go!!
Is it me or that line is annoying to watch. Moore is border line soft. Moen is not establishing a physical awareness. Lapierre plays with less energy and also can't back up his trash talk. Sure they have circle the puck down low but lack punch on the boards and more so in the defensive zone.
Key player for this line is Moen. He needs to step up more and perhaps the two other guys will fallow.
Thats just why i brought them up. The effort is there, but when its time to throw the body around they get really timid. I agree, Moen has to be the catalyst, physically for that line. When you think about it, Moen might be the only guy on the entire team who is known for being an aggressive, physical type player. Even though we've been successful putting the puck in the net, we still haven't put out a line that physically demanding to play against. The 3rd line is pretty much our only hope.
Carey MUST be miraculous tonight to keep the boo birds' mouth shut.
If he allows Caps to take the lead and score more than one goal, well, we all know what's gonna happen.
The fans need to keep their expectations realistic. This is the Washington Capitals, the #1 team in the Eastern conference. If Price gets boo'ed out of town, next thing you know, he'll demand a trade himself. Then he'll win a Stanley Cup with another team, I guarantee it. It seems like the anti-Price media and fans still "don't get it". Carey Price has the potential to be a franchise goalie and one of the only young stars on a Canadian franchise. It would deeply sicken me to see Carey help out some American franchise like Chicago, San Jose or some dead-end American market. He has respectable numbers at age 22, flashes of brilliance at times, a great skill set and a winning resume. You don't just give up on that because he isn't amazing at age 22.
If the media/fans get what they want and Price is traded, who's going to be the next scapegoat? Halak? He better watch his back then because the very same fans who have been rooting for Halak will turn on him too when Cedrick Desjardins comes up. Sad but true.
Last edited by eightyseven: 04-21-2010 at 01:36 PM.