The last 10 games before the playoffs is when teams normally step up their games but unfortunately the Habs look to have quit.. Losing games when you give 100% is one thing but right now this is just plain embarrassing..
I think they still make the playoffs, but its going to suck to know we will make it because of the fact that other teams lost.
We will have made them because we gathered enough points to make them, not because other teams lost. Losing is part of a season, you're not supposed to win every game, it also gets even more difficult as the season goes on, and believe it or not, but suffering numerous key injuries it's twice as hard.
Better to miss the playoffs then get humiliated by Philly in the first round. Think about it - all the smirking expert predictions of a Flyers sweep, watching Briere score again and again as Price's confidence is set back three years as the Philly faitful taunt him and mock the Ole song.
Anybody able to go through that again? Not me. This year's a write-off. Too many injuries. Be happy we have Price, Subban and Pacioretty to build around.
Woah, some of you "fans" are too much. This wasn't an embarrassing loss, things just didn't our way. Our defense was too slow/tired. We could've scored many more goals if it weren't for Ward/bad luck. Good night offensively in terms of chances.
Have some freakin' faith for once...
Things haven't been going our way for a while, it isn't bad luck. The D looks slow and tired, cause they are outside of Subban. Wiz is playing awful partnered with Hamrlik, and Mara and Sopel together are too slow. Weber is small, but he has speed and skill and should be in the line up for scoring alone as we can see there isn't enough.
The team isn't going to the net, they aren't banging at rebounds and they are not playing that sound 5-5 or 4-5 (PK kill) in their own zone as they were in the previous months.
All of a sudden guys like Halpern don't do PK anymore, Cammalleri is out there?
And it took about 3 games for Martin to realize that Subban should be getting PP time???
The players need to play, but the system the coach has in place looks like it has broke down and he can't get to them...maybe big Laroque isn't off when he says he knows the team has quit on Martin.
Oh and I wouldnt be surprised at all if we miss the playoffs, its possibly the best thing that could happen IMO.. Big summer is awaiting Gauthier.. time to rejuvenate the blueline, there is no reason to suck this way, I never saw a buncxh of defensemen having so much trouble to play hockey, last time I remember we sucked this bad was the year Traverse and Dykhuis were in the line-up at the same time.. Gauthier also has to get rid of Gomez by any ways..