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02-23-2011, 12:09 AM
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I was scrambling in and out of the room tonight, but from what I saw (I mean about 80% of the game) I thought Mara was very decent, too.
He took a hooking call but other than that Mara was rock solid and played a good physical game. Plus, the beard's coming in nicely.

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02-23-2011, 12:09 AM
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I liked what Mara brought, and think our D is not in as bad shape as everyone thinks:

Gill-Subban
Hamrlik-Wisniewski
Weber-Mara
Picard

White has really fit into our bottom 6. The guy is non stop out there, plays with pure heart and isn't a slug.

AK was brilliant, you almost have to think that any scout there looking at him would be raving by what they saw. Almost made me want to keep him, as he and Eller have given us a 4th forward pairing...

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02-23-2011, 12:12 AM
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Unfortunately, it was Pouliot who continues to play dumb hockey. Martin clearly did not want to play Pouliot in the third, and perhaps because the rest of the lines were playing well, Martin did not want to insert Desharnais and disrupt the chemistry. Le_sean also brings up a good point, that Vancouver is a physical team, so Martin may have more comfortable leaving the smaller player on the bench.

Either way, I agree, Desharnais didn't make any mistakes, and I feel bad that he was a spectator during the 3rd period. He deserved more.
That's actually what makes the most sense to me. As not only was his 5 on 5 time cut, but he had next to no time on the PK or PP as well.

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02-23-2011, 12:13 AM
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Can we quit overanalyzing the ice time given/not given to the Desharnais line?
They were getting dominated.

Dammit - the kid has played less than half of an NHL season. BABY STEPS.
Pouliot, warranted or not, needs to stay out of the box.
White is in a similar boat as Desharnais.

Patience please. I think Martin knows what he is doing, as painful as that is to admit sometimes.
Absolutely, and with last change Vigneault was rolling out his top line against them a few times. Certainly not ideal.

I think Martin has done an excellent job with DD and I am sure that he has spoken to him.

And DD scored a goal in this game, do you think his teammates aren't going to remind him of that? It's not a vacuum - the teammates have influence as well.

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02-23-2011, 12:15 AM
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oh from the horses mouth:

@GagnonFrancois Francois Gagnon
#Habs-#Cancucks: le trio de Desharnais n'a pas joué en 3e. «Pas grave! Les autres jouaient très bien. Et on a marqué le premier but» DD

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Eller had a few good hits, two in one shift in the third. He played a very good game, too. He, Andrei and Moen were our best and certanly most physical line on the night.
led the team with 5 hits tonight. surprised, I thought AK had more.

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02-23-2011, 12:16 AM
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One thing is for sure that i noticed, we need a big Forward for the cammy-Plek duo. And Phillips would be a nice bandaid for the rest of the season on D.

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02-23-2011, 12:17 AM
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oh from the horses mouth:

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#Habs-#Cancucks: le trio de Desharnais n'a pas joué en 3e. «Pas grave! Les autres jouaient très bien. Et on a marqué le premier but» DD
And if you watch the replay at the end of the game, DD rushed to Price beaming with happiness!

Its all about the "W".

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He maybe didn't have his best game tonight, but Weber is progressing, I love the confidence he shows on the ice. He's becoming safer and safer back there.

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02-23-2011, 12:18 AM
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w00t!!!


very important win! this game will be our turning point for this season!!!

book it

If AK woke up, the whole ****ing team woke up....

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Eller emerging as a 2nd line center in the next year or two will go a long way in flushing gomez out of here

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Did you guys see the habs checking and crashing the net ?

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02-23-2011, 12:19 AM
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He maybe didn't have his best game tonight, but Weber is progressing, I lonve the confidence he shows on the ice. He's becoming safer and safer back there.
He's got a bit of a MAB factor going, but I agree - he is getting more confidence each time out. I'm most impressed with his defensive improvement.

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Did you guys see the habs checking and crashing the net ?
Those first 10 minutes of the game were shocking - I was like "Who is this team?"

Liked it a lot.

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02-23-2011, 12:21 AM
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And if you watch the replay at the end of the game, DD rushed to Price beaming with happiness!

Its all about the "W".
Durking a break in the play in the 3rd when he wasn't even playing, I recall him talking to Gill about what he would do in the d-zone to get the puck out quickly. It's great to have players like that focused throughout the game.

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02-23-2011, 12:28 AM
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Stubbs just tweeted this:

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With 6 shutouts this yr #Habs Price said tonight's hometown victorious game puck is only one he wanted. Mara got it for him.
This certainly wasn't just another two points for Price. Glad to see him thrive tonight.

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02-23-2011, 12:31 AM
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This team, through heart alone, can beat the best in the league. Unfortunately the playoffs aren't a one-game knockout. With the pounding that this team would take over a 7 game series, they need to do the imposing, rather than the other way around. If we mixed the heart we have with guys who have size and skill, we'll be tough to beat. This was a game 7 for them and they pulled through. Time to get some guys with size. Konopka, Penner and a guy like Sutton will do for me right now.

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This certainly wasn't just another two points for Price. Glad to see him thrive tonight.
And he was the official first star of the game. Well deserved.

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02-23-2011, 12:32 AM
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This certainly wasn't just another two points for Price. Glad to see him thrive tonight.
He seemed genuinely upset this morning after the skate having the answers reporters' questions about the last time he played in Vancouver. Good thing he is able to erase that memory. The game is obviously important to him, and he had a lot of his family in attendance. There also appeared to be several kids from Northern BC that his mother brought from the reserve that she is involved with.

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02-23-2011, 12:34 AM
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Completely expecting a loss.

Wasn't able to watch the game, but seemed like a solid win. Price: 37 saves. We needed these 2 points because the Rags won tonight.

Wow, aside from Boston and Carolina winning, this was a good night.

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02-23-2011, 12:35 AM
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Those first 10 minutes of the game were shocking - I was like "Who is this team?"

Liked it a lot.
I know. I thought I was on sportsnet watch the Spokane Chiefs vs someone.

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02-23-2011, 12:38 AM
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And he was the official first star of the game. Well deserved.
You usually don't see a goalie dominate after seeing no action in the first 10 minutes. It really shows how focussed he is.

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02-23-2011, 12:39 AM
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A few things:

1) I hope all the people that think Martin is a petty spiteful man who spends the majority of his free time hatching plans to destroy Eller and Kostitsyn's confidence noticed the massive vote of confidence that he gave them both by putting them on late in the game to reward their excellent AND responsible play tonight. It would've been easy for him to keep those two on the bench but he specifically rolled that line out there with a purpose and they didn't let him down. That is great message sending by a coach.
I'm sorry you have good points but I disagree with this one. Giving them a few minutes of extra ice time after a good jack-rabbit performance isn't enough to make up for dismantling our true #1 line AK-Plek-Cam in favor of that lazy turd Gomez and forever banishing Eller to a hidden role on this team that no one even knows he's playing for us anymore.

But whatever, good game tonight despite Martin's coaching imo.

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02-23-2011, 12:44 AM
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That's what's frustrating about AK. If he'd keep the bong under lock and key during the season, we'd have a player. The guy just plain old doesn't look prepared for most games. Tonight he was, and he had IMO his best game in eons.

Mara, Gill and Subban were especially strong on the back end tonight. Subban is a very, very special player.....not that anyone is surprised by that, but he sure looks like a superstar in the making.

I think JM penalized the whole line for Pouliots brutally stupid penalty. I think it's a way to make him accountable to his own teammates.

Overall, great bounceback game, and a real character builder.

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Thank God we don't play them again. The entire game I was trying to figure out who the **** Sam Wilson was.

Then I realized he was trying to say Samuelsson.

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