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10-13-2011, 10:05 PM
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Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Darche/Moen
Cole-Eller-Gionta
Palushaj-Gomez-Moen/Darche

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Cole-Plekanec-Gionta
Kostitsyn-Eller-Darche/Moen
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10-13-2011, 10:06 PM
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A few weeks ago I predicted that Kostitsyn would pot more goals than Cole.
Hey I predicted that Pouliot would score more goals than Cole and I was mocked widely here. I'm sticking by that one.

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10-13-2011, 10:07 PM
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The Habs still need time to hit their stride.

The team is at least decent on paper.

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10-13-2011, 10:10 PM
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Can someone tell me what happened? I get home from playing hockey and see Habs outshoot them badly including 13-1 in the 3rd period. How did they get killed on the scoreboard?
The lack of experienced defencemen was really apparent. The team was atrocious defensively. Difficult time getting the puck out of the zone, poor positioning and outmuscled easily.

The lack of an energetic and physical 4th line is obvious too. There is no trio that can change momentum in a single shift.

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10-13-2011, 10:10 PM
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Hey I predicted that Pouliot would score more goals than Cole and I was mocked widely here. I'm sticking by that one.
Pouliot - 3 games played 0 points
Cole - 3 games played 0 points

How can you be so sure? My money is on Cole being more productive than Pouliot. Boston apparently doesn't share your confidence in Pouliot as he is averaging 9 minutes a game.

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10-13-2011, 10:11 PM
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I see a lot of whining in this thread but I just finished watching the game on my DVR and I thought we vastly outplayed the Flames. The Darche penalty was bullcrap and gave the Flames to go ahead goal that cut our head off. A few bounces our way and we could have won this. I blame Diaz for the third goal but other than that he played a good game. Add Cammalleri and Markov to this roster and we're fine. I saw nothing in this game that makes me scream trade assets for a defenceman. Maybe attach some rockets to Gill's skates but that's it.

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10-13-2011, 10:12 PM
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It is tough with so many injuries.

Having said that, every team deals with injuries.

It is going to be a long year with this group of players I'm afraid.

If Price plays human as he did tonight, we're dead.

After the Avs (who are 3-1), we play the Penguins and Caps.


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10-13-2011, 10:13 PM
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Solid? You are kidding right? I don't know if he sucked but he wasn't solid, just a Gomez type of game...meh
"Meh" describes him perfectly. Not good, not bad, just a warm body essentially.

If you put Tyler Kennedy, Dominic Moore, Paul Gaustad, or multiple other centers in his place you get similar results. He is an average second liner bordering third liner. He isnt going to win you games on his play.

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10-13-2011, 10:15 PM
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I see a lot of whining in this thread but I just finished watching the game on my DVR and I thought we vastly outplayed the Flames. The Darche penalty was bullcrap and gave the Flames to go ahead goal that cut our head off. A few bounces our way and we could have won this. I blame Diaz for the third goal but other than that he played a good game. Add Cammalleri and Markov to this roster and we're fine. I saw nothing in this game that makes me scream trade assets for a defenceman. Maybe attach some rockets to Gill's skates but that's it.
Exactly how I feel, but its a typical hf boards reaction to a loss, what can you do.

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10-13-2011, 10:17 PM
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- Emelin was solid and needs a shot on the 2nd PP wave. That's probably much better than having Pleks there.
- Weber was more assertive than I... errhh... ever remembered him to be.
- Damn, I want Ryan White back.

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10-13-2011, 10:23 PM
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Kinda hated the first, but I felt we played better in the other two. Much better than the Flames, but Flames just got those goals.. and well.. thats all you need. You score more, it doesnt matter how bad you play.


What is the new goal song though, I could hardly hear it.

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10-13-2011, 10:23 PM
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Glad I didn't watch, I can already guess what happened from the 1st page of this thread.

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10-13-2011, 10:30 PM
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The Habs screwed up the Winnipeg home opener so karma got us + Calgary needed to win tonight and refs sucked. Stars were alligned for us to loose. Gonna be hard against Colorado but we always rock on Saturday's after a bad performance.

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10-13-2011, 10:31 PM
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What a terrible game. Boring beyond belief too... Cricket is more exciting than this I reckon, and cricket is pretty damn boring.

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10-13-2011, 10:43 PM
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It is tough with so many injuries.

Having said that, every team deals with injuries.

It is going to be a long year with this group of players I'm afraid.

If Price plays human as he did tonight, we're dead.

After the Avs (who are 3-1), we play the Penguins and Caps.

no we play buffalo then pens caps

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10-13-2011, 10:44 PM
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as long as the teams to we are to contend with for a playoff spot keep losing, we can wait for our injured players to come back
The trouble with that line of thought is that the Habs don't seem capable of beating the other contenders head-to-head right now. Face it, the Jets handed the game to the Habs (yes, they are in the East despite playing their home games in Winnipeg). The defensive duo of Byfuglien and Oduya could have performed in a Gilbert and Sullivan comic operetta.

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10-13-2011, 10:47 PM
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Pouliot - 3 games played 0 points
Cole - 3 games played 0 points

How can you be so sure? My money is on Cole being more productive than Pouliot. Boston apparently doesn't share your confidence in Pouliot as he is averaging 9 minutes a game.
For sure the pressure is on the Habs to play Cole more than Boston to play Pouliot because of the money spent. But Cole is old and oft-injured. He even had a broken neck once. And Pouliot is young and improving and hitting his peak years, plus he's as much of a badass with a mean streak as Cole. I think they made a mistake switching those guys.

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Pouliot - 3 games played 0 points
Cole - 3 games played 0 points

How can you be so sure? My money is on Cole being more productive than Pouliot. Boston apparently doesn't share your confidence in Pouliot as he is averaging 9 minutes a game.

However, the broon board has a Pouliot appreciation thread no joke...

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Pouliot - 3 games played 0 points
Cole - 3 games played 0 points

How can you be so sure? My money is on Cole being more productive than Pouliot. Boston apparently doesn't share your confidence in Pouliot as he is averaging 9 minutes a game.
Pouliot wasn't brought in at a very high salary to play on the top line and top minutes.

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10-13-2011, 11:01 PM
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The trouble with that line of thought is that the Habs don't seem capable of beating the other contenders head-to-head right now. Face it, the Jets handed the game to the Habs (yes, they are in the East despite playing their home games in Winnipeg). The defensive duo of Byfuglien and Oduya could have performed in a Gilbert and Sullivan comic operetta.
I watch Vancouver as my second team and while they may be the most talented team in the league, they don't look like they'd be able to beat the Habs or a contending team right now. Its the start of the season and everyone is running into the mental traps of small sample sizes. Many people here assume that these calamities only afflict the Habs. I assure you, they do not. Wait 20 games before saying at "blank" player or "blank" team is good or bad this year, simply say weather they had a good or bad game because that's all you have sufficent information to comment upon. At this point an 8-1 win while outshoting 55-12 or 1-8 loss while outshot 12-55 would not sway me in either direction. Because these are single games in a season of 82.

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10-13-2011, 11:02 PM
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Hey I predicted that Pouliot would score more goals than Cole and I was mocked widely here. I'm sticking by that one.
From what I've seen so far you may be right. By the way, I predicted that Kostitsyn will score more goals than Cole.

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I watch Vancouver as my second team and while they may be the most talented team in the league, they don't look like they'd be able to beat the Habs or a contending team right now. Its the start of the season and everyone is running into the mental traps of small sample sizes. Many people here assume that these calamities only afflict the Habs. I assure you, they do not. Wait 20 games before saying at "blank" player or "blank" team is good or bad this year, simply say weather they had a good or bad game because that's all you have sufficent information to comment upon. At this point an 8-1 win while outshoting 55-12 or 1-8 loss while outshot 12-55 would not sway me in either direction. Because these are single games in a season of 82.
In the case of the Habs it's because they're laboring without the services of some key players. Their D looks particularly vulnerable. As for the Canucks, I'd say that Luongo is letting them down.

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I understand you may not care at this point but has anyone figured out their new goal song yet?

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/con...=sb:highlights

If not then, looking forward for Saturday's game. It'd be greatly appreciate if the Habs could beat the Avs in regulation time.


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I see a lot of whining in this thread but I just finished watching the game on my DVR and I thought we vastly outplayed the Flames. The Darche penalty was bullcrap and gave the Flames to go ahead goal that cut our head off. A few bounces our way and we could have won this. I blame Diaz for the third goal but other than that he played a good game. Add Cammalleri and Markov to this roster and we're fine. I saw nothing in this game that makes me scream trade assets for a defenceman. Maybe attach some rockets to Gill's skates but that's it.
Yet I saw a Montreal team that passed the puck poorly, were often out of position, couldn't hit the net and were out of position in the defensive zone.

Team needs some sandpaper to change the momentum in a game.

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