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01-21-2011, 11:07 PM
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Great game by you guys.



<======= That's my new avatar.



Yes, I pity you guys, because your management team is screwing your team royally, has been for a couple of years now. The danger of all of this is seeing the crowds diminish in February. Like last year, when my company was called numerous times to buy a 2 for 1 package because the arena was not full. Not a good sign.

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01-21-2011, 11:08 PM
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There's only a word to describe that Sens team.

Lifeless.

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There's only a word to describe that Sens team.

Lifeless.
Yes. Even the captain looks lifeless. It's the best word. No pride, nothing.

If Clouston survives the weekend, something is wrong in the Nation's Capital. It's obvious the players aren't listening anymore.

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Would have been nice for Pleks to get the hat trick tonight.. I'm surprised he didn't get it either since according to a Bruins fan in their out of town thread Pleks is the "biggest cherry picking floater in the NHL"..

And to think this Bruins fan sometimes posts on this board and he's often very reasonable but back on his own board he is probably the biggest Habs hater of them all..

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01-21-2011, 11:11 PM
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habs have a huge amount of quality depth up front. not game breakers, just lots of solid goal scorers and two-way players. habs will be very fine up front - and have the money to spend. D is another matter but as mentioned subban, weber, gorges, wiz are all 26 or younger - oh yeah and Carey price is 23
Exactly. No superstars but a lot of quality two-way players. It would be nice to get a top 10 offensive talent up front tho or even a top 15.

If we come back with Subban, Weber, Gorges and Wiz next year our D is young, fast and talented. That's before we even add Markov, if we resign him. We could still use a younger version of Hamerlik back there, and a tough, physical d-man. But, there's progress on the D front.

I like the fact the Habs are letting the kids play.

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01-21-2011, 11:12 PM
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I liked Moen and White on the same line. Need to see more of Engqvist, hope he's a go for tomorrow.

Great PP with Plek and Desharnais. Would like to see those two matched on the PK.

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01-21-2011, 11:13 PM
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big props to:

MaxPac... gotta love a guy who comes back right away from a stretcher-worthy injury without missing a beat I'm loving this kid!

White... showed his pre-season oomph in his first game of the season with the big club, I'm not a fan of fighting in the NHL, but I do have lots of respect for a guy that immediately steps up when a teammate takes a "cheap shot" (replays showed that it was more accidental than intentional, but at the time it looked bad).

Desharnais... kid looks better and better every game

Pouliot... hope his coach stays out of the way and doesn't mess with his mojo, when he plays like this he shows why he was a top-5 pick. If he puts it together consistently, he has the tools to be a game-breaker.

Price, Plekanec, the defense as a unit, and the team as a whole all deserve props... Ottawa is a sinking ship, but good teams need to know how to step on the neck of a wounded dog, we did that tonight.

... and last but not least, Martin and the coaching staff deserves props... as bad as Ottawa is playing, going into a game with lineup changes and injured players like we did tonight is a challenge, that we were able to execute and take advantage of the "blood in the water" is a great sign.
but there is an element of "adrenaline" from the team knowing it's facing adversity and young players wanting to make the most of the opportunity... sustaining tonights energy and execution is EXACTLY what great coaching is about.
I'm hoping the team is able to manage the emotions and give us consistent performances over the next 3-4 games, starting tomorrow night!

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01-21-2011, 11:15 PM
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Bryan Murray traded their 'franchise' player in Heatley for about 2 sticks and 3 rolls of tape. The franchise died right there. All in all, you traded away Hossa and Heatley for nothing. And Havlat... Oh, and you lost Chara for a song. And others...Volchenkov left because you preferred signing an over-the-hill PP specialist.

The Shawville loser never took care of the goalie situation with a serious alternative. No, Pascal Leclaire wasn't a serious one. He signed Alex freaking Kovalev. That enough should have been his death wish. Then he signed the worst UFA, Gonchar. Anybody who watched last year's playoffs knew the guy was washed up. Either his pro scouts suck the bone, either his hockey judgment is just plain bad.

Yes, John Muckler didn't help you much. In fact, you guys are still having fun at Pierre Gauthier's expense by calling him the Ghost, but fact of the matter is: him and Marshall Johnston brought the franchise to its pinnacle. And the other two have demolished it.

Now, next year, when Alfredsson will be 38 and look like an old man, and Spazza won't be worth a nickle, where will be the team?

You dare to say that our cupboard is empty? Our cupboard just crushed you 7-1. All the kids are in Montreal. You don't have a Subban, a Pacioretty. Karlsson will be good, but not great. Subban will. Pacioretty is turning into the power forward you're dreaming of. And we have a goalie worth to be called that. And he's 23. What do you have?

Our Hamilton team is strong as hell, and is one of the youngest teams in the league. At least used to be with all the players now with the big club. I don't think you can say that our cupboard is empty.
I couldn't have said it better myself. The Sens should have blown that team up after they made the Cup final and the next year they didn't make the playoffs. They waited too long. Trading Heatley for scrubs was the nail in the coffin.

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01-21-2011, 11:16 PM
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Sens fan, come in peace...I'll just paste what I wrote in my boards

Just got back from the game. First time since I was a kid that i've been to a habs/sens game. GREATEST Environment to be at! Doing the wave was great! lol 7-1. Sens did nothing right tonight. Lee faught (i think, was having too much fun with the hab fans, so missed most) props to him. Hab fans baught me beer, was great of them. They're not as bad as they sound. So many countless chants, they were all hilarious. Found myself chanting with them on many occasions

Overall great night, and was worth every single penny!

...Ofcourse it would've been fun to win, but that would've just been a bonus




I thank you for the wonderfull night guys! I had a blast. If anyone of you guys were there and we were talking randomly, thank you too! I was in 306. (only sens fan in the sector)


Cheers!

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01-21-2011, 11:24 PM
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Melnyk had a word in signing Kovalev.

Also i'm pretty pleased by the guys tonight the line-up is becoming less and less problematic, the depleted D now look like a very good d-squad and the forwards are playing great. I like our depth a lot.

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01-21-2011, 11:26 PM
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lol jesus, i thought brodeur was their young up and coming rookie :/ , hes 27!!

leclaire 28
brodeur 27
elliot 25

price is 23...

talk about being in goaltending trouble :/

why dont the sens just play that lehner kid for the rest of the year?! at least he looks half decent of a goalie

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01-21-2011, 11:29 PM
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Yes, I pity you guys, because your management team is screwing your team royally, has been for a couple of years now. The danger of all of this is seeing the crowds diminish in February. Like last year, when my company was called numerous times to buy a 2 for 1 package because the arena was not full. Not a good sign.
I also live in the area and I constantly argue with my Sens fans friends about what a joke this city is in terms of supporting it's hockey team. The Sens better right the ship quickly, because I don't think they can survive long without putting a better product on the ice. The city of Ottawa is notorious for its fickle fans (although, there are some die hard Sens fans, just not many of them).

As for their on-ice product...other than Karlsson, there's no much the Sens have going for them right now. Their farm team is devoid of talent, guys like Bobby Butler acollege free agent or in other words, our version of Brock Trotter, yet in Ottawa, he's their best hope on their farm team.

This offseason i said the signing of Gonchar would blow up in their face and I was ridiculed for it, well, i guess I wasn't too far off.

It's going to take alot to rebuild the Sens, they've made alot of bad roster moves the last few years, like you said they traded guys like Heatley/Havlat and didn't receive enough in return and that will hurt them for years. It's almost reminiscent of the Habs purge of their talent in the mid-90's which killed the franchise for the next 10 years or so.

Also, gotta laugh at the sens fans who suggested the habs cupboard is bare...he must not have been watching the game tonight. I'm sorry, i'm not trying to be an ***, not that I feel bad for the Sens either, but they have no organizational depth (though they should have a few good dmen graduate over the next few years).

Their owner is delusional, their GM senile and their coach hopeless.

good luck with that Sens fans...I know some of you are thinking your lottery pick this year will solve anything, but it's going to take awhile to fix that team

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Great game by the Habs tonight. Now onto the Ducks tomorrow and the return of one of the greatest players to ever wear a Habs jersey.

... And Saku Koivu as well.


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As I already said in an other thread, its refreshing to see 3 big skilled guys able to play on our top 6, I think A.Kost Eller and MaxPac all have been playing great lately, Eller is clearly making big strides foward in his development, this kid is a tank!! Honorable mentiion to Pouliot as well who tries hard to play the right way and fit into the system..

Finally, that injury to Cammalleri is maybe the best thing that could happen for the team, our young guys will have the opportunity to play alot and gain confidence, when Cam is back we will have a wonderful "problem" to handle and thats what any coaches dream of, to have such depth.. It looks good, I just hope our key guys stay healthy on D, where our depth has become thin..

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As I already said in an other thread, its refreshing to see 3 big skilled guys able to play on our top 6, I think A.Kost Eller and MaxPac all have been playing great lately, Eller is clearly making big strides foward in his development, this kid is a tank!! Honorable mentiion to Pouliot as well who tries hard to play the right way and fit into the system..

Finally, that injury to Cammalleri is maybe the best thing that could happen for the team, our young guys will have the opportunity to play alot and gain confidence, when Cam is back we will have a wonderful "problem" to handle and thats what any coaches dream of, to have such depth.. It looks good, I just hope our key guys stay healthy on D, where our depth has become thin..
Eller needs to get stronger, I definitely see the potential there...he's got everything you would want in a top 6 player, but he needs to mature physically, which at 21 years old, isn't a problem. But I can't wait to see Eller when he's 10-15lbs heavier.

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lol jesus, i thought brodeur was their young up and coming rookie :/ , hes 27!!

leclaire 28
brodeur 27
elliot 25

price is 23...

talk about being in goaltending trouble :/

why dont the sens just play that lehner kid for the rest of the year?! at least he looks half decent of a goalie
Hmm, well Lehner is only 19, wouldn't want to break his future now Why bring him into this mess? Would probably down him for the rest of his life, the way the sens play

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Hmm, well Lehner is only 19, wouldn't want to break his future now Why bring him into this mess? Would probably down him for the rest of his life, the way the sens play
He'd probably pull and Ramos and leave the country to get away from an awful team.

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Great game by the Habs tonight. Now onto the Ducks tomorrow and the return of one of the greatest players to ever wear a Habs jersey.

... And Saku Koivu as well.

Meh, chipchura was okay, i guess.


You didn't even mention lapierre though. He was here for a little while, wasn't he?

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Great game by the Habs tonight. Now onto the Ducks tomorrow and the return of one of the greatest players to ever wear a Habs jersey.

... And Saku Koivu as well.




I see what you did there.

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That became embarassing and depressing at the 5-1 mark. Honestly I don't hate the Sens despite them being divisional opponents, it's rough seeing another team suffering this badly. They haven't even won a game in damn near a month, doubt they have a single goalie over the .900 mark, their only real remaining star, Alfie, is tired and old. It's a bad time.

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Eller needs to get stronger, I definitely see the potential there...he's got everything you would want in a top 6 player, but he needs to mature physically, which at 21 years old, isn't a problem. But I can't wait to see Eller when he's 10-15lbs heavier.
I dont really share the same point of view, Eller is already extremmely strong, especially for a 21 years old kid, cant imagine what it will be if he gets even stronger without losing agility... He already plays a very powerful game, I dont know if you recall our last game against Buffalo where he was punished, crosschecked by Myers but still found a way to get up and keep battling, it was impressive..

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I dont really share the same point of view, Eller is already extremmely strong, especially for a 21 years old kid, cant imagine what it will be if he gets even stronger without losing agility... He already plays a very powerful game, I dont know if you recall our last game against Buffalo where he was punished, crosschecked by Myers but still found a way to get up and keep battling, it was impressive..
I'm not saying he's not strong, just needs to get stronger...which isnt really surprising, he is only 21. But he's too often taken off the puck.

Take Pacioretty for example, you can see the difference in his game this year and last, he's much stronger on his skates this year and it's making a difference. He's playing at about 210lbs this year when last year he was under 200lbs. It makes a big difference.

Same situation with Eller, he's at about 190-195lbs right now, he needs to get that up past 200lbs at the very least, a guy like Eller who likes to control the puck, has to be stronger on his skates if he wants to play his game.

It'll come with time

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Desharnais played his best game of the year (for the habs). He still showed great awareness and played well without the puck as usual... but he also looked dangerous offensively which is something he hasnt been able to do on a consistent basis. We saw how magical his hands can be.

Price was sharp, particularly when the game was still close... razor sharp.

Having said all that, Ottawa is terrible... wow

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Take Pacioretty for example, you can see the difference in his game this year and last, he's much stronger on his skates this year and it's making a difference. He's playing at about 210lbs this year when last year he was under 200lbs. It makes a big difference.
The difference with Pacioretty between this year and last year was astounding. Last year, he played a perimeter finesse game. This year, he plays like power forward.

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The atmosphere at the SBP was pretty damn good. It was just below Bell Center good, mostly because we packed that SOB to the rim with Habs fans. I kid you not we we're probably the majority in there, 75%.

I also noticed a few cars pulled over by the OPP on the 417 and they 3of4 had Habs flags and the other had Quebec plates, not saying it's a conspiracy... Just saying what I saw... Two Habs fans got tossed from the game around the half way period of the third a few sections away from me, not sure what they did. A disgruntled Sens fan threw his jersey on the ice... LOL. ALOT of Chanting and singing (which I got in on, almost every time) lots of Oles, Carey's and PK's.

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