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View Poll Results: Series Prediction
Habs in 4 8 3.45%
Habs in 5 8 3.45%
Habs in 6 109 46.98%
Habs in 7 34 14.66%
Bruins in 4 8 3.45%
Bruins in 5 33 14.22%
Bruins in 6 28 12.07%
Bruins in 7 4 1.72%
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04-12-2011, 06:54 PM
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04-12-2011, 07:11 PM
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probably habs in 6 or 7

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04-12-2011, 07:21 PM
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I went for Habs in 6. I woudln't be surprised if the serie went either way and I think Boston are rightfully favorites to win it, but I also know they have a really hard time winning at the Bell Center, they didn't win here since February 2010. I believe that Price can steal one in Boston, and they won't manage to win one in Montreal.

I hope I'm right! Go Habs Go!

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04-12-2011, 07:48 PM
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did maggie make a pick this year?

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04-12-2011, 07:52 PM
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04-12-2011, 08:01 PM
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LOL so basically correct me if im wrong but this is the same team that blew this epicness series againts the flyers ( everyone know the storie ) and people are saying that the bruins are the one who have the advantage I mean dont tell me rich peverley kaberle and kelly are gonna change that
Habs can get under their skin pretty easily if they win the first game ...
Book it i feel that habs are gonna ewin the first game 5-0

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04-12-2011, 08:02 PM
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04-12-2011, 08:24 PM
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The longer the series goes the more advantage Boston has because of their ability to wear down the smaller Habs team.

If they don't win early, they don't win.

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04-12-2011, 08:34 PM
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04-12-2011, 08:37 PM
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The longer the series goes the more advantage Boston has because of their ability to wear down the smaller Habs team.

If they don't win early, they don't win.
True except that games 3 and 4 are three days apart (Monday, Thursday).

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04-12-2011, 08:42 PM
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The longer the series goes the more advantage Boston has because of their ability to wear down the smaller Habs team.

If they don't win early, they don't win.
I think it's the complete opposite.

Bruins are fragile mentally. Longer the series goes, the more doubt creeps into their minds.

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04-12-2011, 08:46 PM
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Thomas had a completely unsustainable .938 save percentage this year, his career average is .922 a .016 point difference. I'm not saying he isn't a top goaltender but he's been playing above his head and the Bruins have been dependant on that to save bail out their defense which allows the second most shots against in the league. Price on the other had has played at .923 to his career .916 in front of a middle of the pack 31.0 shots per game. To even get average defense the Bruins need Thomas to be strong. To get average defense the Habs just need Price to play to his average. Just because they have Chara in their lineup doesn't make the overall defense good.
Not to pick nits, but having a .938 save percentage for an entire year is the exact opposite of unsustainable. It's been sustained.

That said, Vezina favorite or not, he still scares the poop out of me and will need to continue to come up huge this series (and any others the B's may be in) because Rask is a freaking enigma this year.

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04-12-2011, 09:07 PM
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Not to pick nits, but having a .938 save percentage for an entire year is the exact opposite of unsustainable. It's been sustained.

That said, Vezina favorite or not, he still scares the poop out of me and will need to continue to come up huge this series (and any others the B's may be in) because Rask is a freaking enigma this year.
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04-12-2011, 09:10 PM
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Not to pick nits, but having a .938 save percentage for an entire year is the exact opposite of unsustainable. It's been sustained.
True.. he did sustain it for a year (a small one though with only 56 games started, 16th in the league)

I guess what he meant was that Thomas career average is around 2.50 .922 sv% and he just had a career year. The optimists will say it's Thomas being Thomas the others will say it's a statistical anomaly.

Just saying that Thomas stats are sure to only go down from here, not higher.

Doesn't take anything from him, he's an elite G and great guy.

Edit: Also, maybe I'm wrong, but Boston was 29th this year in shots against... I believe that helped Thomas save%.


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04-12-2011, 09:16 PM
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Then we'll sweep Washington, Philadelphia and Vancouver and I'll set fire to the newstand at the corner of Stanley and Ste-Catherine (just kiddin fellas!).
Hey! I like that newsstand!

Habs in 5. It's probably going to be close games all the way. For sure there's gonna be close calls, but our boys will find a way to do it.

And after the 4th win in OT during the serie, we're gonna know we are unbeatable in overtime. It'll be 93 all over again, but with a penalty-drawing PP-killmachine in the persona of Subban.

If there will be a 2nd star to this playoff run, it's gonna be PK.

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04-12-2011, 09:21 PM
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Thanks. I struggled choosing that picture/phrase since Price "won" that "fight", but the whole situation was so ridiculous and awesome that I decided it really didn't matter.

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True.. he did sustain it for a year (a small one though with only 56 games started, 16th in the league)

I guess what he meant was that Thomas career average is around 2.50 .922 sv% and he just had a career year. The optimists will say it's Thomas being Thomas the others will say it's a statistical anomaly.

Just saying that Thomas stats are sure to only go down from here, not higher.

Doesn't take anything from him, he's an elite G and great guy.
Hell, as a Bruins fan I say that it's a statistical anomaly. No freaking way did anyone think he would be able to put up the numbers he did this year -- especially after last year and coming off the hip injury -- and if they do, they're lying. I'm just praying that this statistical anomaly has another 2 months left in him.

And yes, you're right...it was a small season. But I'm hoping that strategy pays off in the long run. At the end of the day, it's still enough games to be eligible for awards and accolades.

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04-12-2011, 09:34 PM
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Looks like everyone except for the delusional Montreal fan base is picking Boston to win fairly easily. ( TSN, Sportsnet, etc ) Yes, there's alwasys the chance of an upset, but this year's Habs team has no magic in them, they are a small beaten up team relying on an over worked goalie, not happening this year.

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I love my Habs but I think Boston wins it in 4.

After the dirty hit on Pac I think our players are gonna play scared against that classless team. And if we do manage to win I think someone is gonna leave on a stretcher.

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04-12-2011, 10:12 PM
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I say habs win this series in 6, even if i wasnt a habs fan.

why?

- I think they're over maxpac's incident.
- looking like they got their "swag" back after watching the last couple of games
- cammy, pleks not playing hurt anymore, completely healed
- gio is just getting hot, so's GOMEZ!
- bruins are overconfident after beating us 7-0
- habs will use speed.. they know it's the only way.
- like someone already said here, we win 1 game in boston, 3 in mtl.
- price will be in revenge mode.
- "playoff gill" and "playoff spacek" all over the krejci/lucic/horton line (wish we had gorges on this one, hopefully subban can imitate josh's defence)

the only way i see the habs lose..

- pouliot taking stupid penalties (yes, him! i really find him a momentum killer!)
- MARA/sopel duo! i like mara but i see the bruins scoring when he's on the ice.
- if we play weber in this series

my 2 cents!

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04-12-2011, 10:15 PM
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Looks like everyone except for the delusional Montreal fan base is picking Boston to win fairly easily. ( TSN, Sportsnet, etc ) Yes, there's alwasys the chance of an upset, but this year's Habs team has no magic in them, they are a small beaten up team relying on an over worked goalie, not happening this year.
Excuse me?

Look, you can argue stats, records, video and other stuff all you want, but who are you to say you don't see magic in them?

I see more in this team that I have in the past 8 years. Better than 08. Infinitely better than 09. And even better than last year. They have it, they achieved miracles all year long (and they lived disasters) but not once did I saw any of this team starting to split from internal tensions.

We have a team. A strong, united one. They can weather the storm.

Can the Bruins?

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04-12-2011, 10:16 PM
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I love it, all the "experts" writing our team off again.

Who believes in this team?

They do, we do!

Expect the unexpected, history will be made!

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04-12-2011, 10:20 PM
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Excuse me?

Look, you can argue stats, records, video and other stuff all you want, but who are you to say you don't see magic in them?

I see more in this team that I have in the past 8 years. Better than 08. Infinitely better than 09. And even better than last year. They have it, they achieved miracles all year long (and they lived disasters) but not once did I saw any of this team starting to split from internal tensions.

We have a team. A strong, united one.
They can weather the storm.

Can the Bruins?
I've seen this a lot from Habs fans, that the Bruins have a divided locker room and are not a united team. Did I somehow miss something here? Other than the Paille/Ferrence "issue" -- which was actually a non issue and completely overblown -- from early in the season, I don't recall any real (or perceived) rifts in the room.

Where is this coming from?

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04-12-2011, 10:28 PM
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How many Habs fans in Boston???

As per the Bruins board, how many Hab fans are in the Boston area that are rooting for the boys to beat the Big Bad Bruins???

Being a Bruin fan in Montreal maybe hard, but I'm thinking being a Hab fan in Boston is the next worse thing to being a Yankee fan in Boston!

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