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04-26-2011, 10:21 AM
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Why do the habs have an optional practice today?

Look who took the skate

75-76-22-6-68-35-81-32-52-57-94 et/and 53

The only Veterans who took it is Hal Gill, Darche and Moen and kind of Mara. The rest are all the rooks.

What about the other Vets like Gomez, Gionta, Cammy, Spacek, Hamrlik they should be skating also this morning not staying home when you have such a important game.

I don't get why its optional it should be obligatory.

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04-26-2011, 10:23 AM
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Because most of the vets have either been here before or are so beat up the extra rest would do them more good than an optional practice.

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04-26-2011, 10:28 AM
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Because pro athletes tend to know better than most of us what is better for them and for the performance.

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Wasn't there a full team practice yesterday? Gameday skate, no big deal...besides they will need the energy heading back to Boston for game 7...

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Look who took the skate

75-76-22-6-68-35-81-32-52-57-94 et/and 53

The only Veterans who took it is Hal Gill, Darche and Moen and kind of Mara. The rest are all the rooks.

What about the other Vets like Gomez, Gionta, Cammy, Spacek, Hamrlik they should be skating also this morning not staying home when you have such a important game.

I don't get why its optional it should be obligatory.
What the hell do you know about recovery and athletic performance?

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Obviously they don't want to be tired for game 7.

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Some could use the rest. Some are beat up. Some are both and WILL be playing back to back games.

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Obviously they don't want to be tired for game 7.
I agree! They know they'll have a back to back with games today and tomorrow They want to save some of that energy!

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Look who took the skate

75-76-22-6-68-35-81-32-52-57-94 et/and 53

The only Veterans who took it is Hal Gill, Darche and Moen and kind of Mara. The rest are all the rooks.

What about the other Vets like Gomez, Gionta, Cammy, Spacek, Hamrlik they should be skating also this morning not staying home when you have such a important game.

I don't get why its optional it should be obligatory.
Spacek is #6 fyi.

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Very rare that during the playoffs teams have a full practice, at this point of the year practice shouldn't be needed. Rest could do better

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Look who took the skate

75-76-22-6-68-35-81-32-52-57-94 et/and 53

The only Veterans who took it is Hal Gill, Darche and Moen and kind of Mara. The rest are all the rooks.

What about the other Vets like Gomez, Gionta, Cammy, Spacek, Hamrlik they should be skating also this morning not staying home when you have such a important game.

I don't get why its optional it should be obligatory.
Hmm, maybe because they had a double OT game and they want to rest up...

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Practice?

Practice?

We talking about practice?

Not even a real practice, but an optional practice?

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I would assume that some players are banged up and some didn't need to expend more energy considering that if the Habs win tonight, they're off to Boston.

Any key tactical changes would have been addressed in a video session. All other strategy would be gone over as a group. I don't really see how a mandatory practice on a game day would affect the team positively.

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sedins ,kes,an most of the canucks were on the ice an hour ago.but the nux have a much bigger game to play than the habs.if the habs were on the verge of the biggest collapse in nhl history,,they d have everyone on the ice too.

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04-26-2011, 12:50 PM
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sedins ,kes,an most of the canucks were on the ice an hour ago.but the nux have a much bigger game to play than the habs.if the habs were on the verge of the biggest collapse in nhl history,,they d have everyone on the ice too.
Canucks dont play tomorrow.

Again, if today was Game 7. I'm sure we'd have a full practice.

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sedins ,kes,an most of the canucks were on the ice an hour ago.but the nux have a much bigger game to play than the habs.if the habs were on the verge of the biggest collapse in nhl history,,they d have everyone on the ice too.
Last team practice in Vancouver, they know and all got together for a last time

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Look who took the skate

75-76-22-6-68-35-81-32-52-57-94 et/and 53

The only Veterans who took it is Hal Gill, Darche and Moen and kind of Mara. The rest are all the rooks.

What about the other Vets like Gomez, Gionta, Cammy, Spacek, Hamrlik they should be skating also this morning not staying home when you have such a important game.

I don't get why its optional it should be obligatory.
Because the 1/3 of the lineup is injured, 1/3 lack energy and the rest is injured and lack energy.

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Yes, let's have a bag skate the day of the biggest game of the year and the day after a 2-OT game, great plan. Sounds like a sure fire way to have the Bruins cruise to an easy victory. All the players you listed weren't 'staying home' like you said, I'm willing to bet they had a team meeting in the morning, some decided to lace them up, some probably did stationary bike/treadmill for a while and others probably juste milled around the lounge area chit chatting for a while before heading back home for a nap/pregame meal.

And I'm willing to bet that of those who did skate this morning only Auld and those who aren't playing tonight broke anything of a sweat. Gameday skates are always optional and usually consist of guys shooting pucks around and playing shooting games with each other and whatnot.

If I've learned one thing in 20+ years of hockey it's that hockey players are a damned supersitious bunch (this includes myself) and you do not upset their game day routine. Heck, I haven't played for close to 10 years and I still have a game day routine starting at wake up and going right up to game time when the team I work for plays, and it drives me absolutely nuts when it goes wrong.


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Don't want to tire them out for nothing. Vets can use the extra time to rest and heal any minor wounds.

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Yes, let's have a bag skate the day of the biggest game of the year and the day after a 2-OT game, great plan. Sounds like a sure fire way to have the Bruins cruise to an easy victory. All the players you listed weren't 'staying home' like you said, I'm willing to bet they had a team meeting in the morning, some decided to lace them up, some probably did stationary bike/treadmill for a while and others probably juste milled around the lounge area chit chatting for a while before heading back home for a nap/pregame meal.

And I'm willing to bet that of those who did skate this morning only Auld and those who aren't playing tonight broke anything of a sweat. Gameday skates are always optional and usually consist of guys shooting pucks around and playing shooting games with each other and whatnot.

If I've learned one thing in 20+ years of hockey it's that hockey players are a damned supersitious bunch (this includes myself) and you do not upset their game day routine. Heck, I haven't played for close to 10 years and I still have a game day routine starting at wake up and going right up to game time when the team I work for plays, and it drives me absolutely nuts when it goes wrong.
who said anything about a bag skate?

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04-26-2011, 02:05 PM
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Last team practice in Vancouver, they know and all got together for a last time
u wouldnt believe the tension out here in vancouver today.i ve never seen anything like it.sum of my friends havent left they re bedrooms in days!lol.

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Optional?

While it's strange for them to have an optional skate, the sentiment is that the Habs will be going to game 7. I read that Martin is optimistic about going back to Boston and wanted to give the players a little break.

Of course the Broon's wanna finish it here, so they had a full team skate today, they have no intentions of going back.

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bolland and keith not on the ice this morning either.

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Personally I think the more rest Hamrlik gets before tonight the better.

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