Just a question, were the Habs even in Calgary? No one on the team played with heart or even tried to perform expect for Price, who had an average game and Eller, Gomez and AK played decent, but where was the rest of the team? What do you think of tonight's game?
It looked like a game at the pound, with a bunch of kids. I'd rather watch the NHL, where professional athletes play. Can't wait for tuesday. You don't know how much you miss real ice until you play the Heritage Game.
i stop tormenting myself after the 2nd, but the good i saw was cammy, price, some eller aaaaand that's about it.
ice was too **** for finesse and speed. we were forced to play dump in and have our midgets get crushed. we couldn't play the way we need to play to win. we were forced to play the game their way. this was a grinder's game where the hacks skills come into play and finesse takes a back seat because it's impossible.
The Habs players, who didn't have a chance to improve their golf games very much last summer due to their run to the eastern final, held a team meeting after New Years. They've decided that they couldn't afford to let the Leafs embarass them on the green this summer again, so they've decided to be all done with hockey by mid-April, thus enabling them the same amount of time on the green as their rivals.
Seriously though it's starting to get frustrating watching this team right now. There should be drive and determination in their game but there is nothing. Both the Flames & Devils made a management change and have been the 2 hottest teams since.
Ok, you're about Price, but not so sure about AK46 and SG. BTW do you think the Habs need to make a move to help them out of their slump?
Make a move, don't make a move, change the lines, don't, who knows. Any or none of those could be "the solution". So I don't think they "need" to do any of them. There certainly shouldn't be any panic here. It was a gimmick game, and we had some guys shaking off rust. Wait and see. We have a bit of slack.
That was a lazy, lazy game by all Canadiens skaters involved. As difficult as it was to get the puck to settle down and move with it, they couldn't keep it in the zone, they couldn't get quality shots to the net, and Calgary was putting a maze of bodies and sticks out there, whereas Montreal's defence were doing their best swiss cheese impression.
They're tired, they're hurt, they're worn out, and it's making them look even worse by not trying with what they've got. I can't wait until this slump is over and we finally have some stability on our roster.