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11-08-2011, 02:16 PM
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Is Budaj starting this one?

5-2 Habs

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11-08-2011, 02:31 PM
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Is Budaj starting this one?

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Please check the Oliers goaltending stats. Habs will have to work very hard to score 2 or 3 goals against them and win it.

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11-08-2011, 02:36 PM
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Please check the Oliers goaltending stats. Habs will have to work very hard to score 2 or 3 goals against them and win it.
Because good defensive teams (if you believe the Oilers are one, after 10 games) never give up 5 goals in a game, or what?

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11-08-2011, 02:42 PM
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Habs spend 58:59 in the penalty box. They still manage to kill off twenty-eight consecutive Oiler power plays en route to a 1-0 shootout win. At the press conference Martin claims he is unhappy his team played a total 1:01 in opponents zone. That is unacceptable; a true sixty minutes of hockey is played in your own end.

Just win!

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11-08-2011, 02:44 PM
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Because good defensive teams (if you believe the Oilers are one, after 10 games) never give up 5 goals in a game, or what?
Both of their goalies are super hot. Khabi in particular. And the Habs are not an offensive power. Price will have to outplay Khabi if the Habs have a hope to win it.

I expect a 2-1 score in OT or SO for Edmonton


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Is Budaj starting this one?

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Nope. Price.

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11-08-2011, 02:51 PM
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Both of their goalies are super hot. Khabi in particular. And the Habs are not an offensive power. Price will have to outplay Khabi if the Habs have a hope to win it.

I expect a 2-1 score in OT or SO for Edmonton
Be all that as it may, it's a prediction. Anything can happen.

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11-08-2011, 03:19 PM
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Let's see.. the best defensive team in the league, against the the Oilers' struggling offence.

The Habs take this one 4-0 easily.

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11-08-2011, 03:21 PM
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Both of their goalies are super hot. Khabi in particular. And the Habs are not an offensive power. Price will have to outplay Khabi if the Habs have a hope to win it.

I expect a 2-1 score in OT or SO for Edmonton
Khabi is hot right now but probably isn't very good overall. And a hot streak can end at any moment.


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I hate that they jerk Weber around like this, but what else can they do?

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11-08-2011, 03:27 PM
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My hope is that Emelin plays so well that they have no reason but to leave him in the lineup.

This is his chance to grab the bull by the horns.

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11-08-2011, 03:33 PM
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Weber gettin thrown around the line-up again. Can't believe how little respect this guy gets from his coach

Just call up a freaking winger and let him play where he's supposed too. Really pisses me off
Huh? Weber is a professional hockey player trying to prove his worth in this league. If the coach asked him to sweep the parking lot I'm pretty sure he'd do it.
I think it shows that the coach has a tonne of respect for him.
He's a versatile player and as such adds extra value to the team.

It's easier, and more efficient to move a part that's already there than call up a new one who's an integral part of another team to fill a void that may only be vacant for a few days.
Weber understands this and I'm fairly positive he'll embrace the opportunity to do the best he can to help his team win.

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My hope is that Emelin plays so well that they have no reason but to leave him in the lineup.

This is his chance to grab the bull by the horns.
I'd love to see the habs trade a d-man out or two, but I hope Emelin uses this time to learn to be a better NHL'er. No reason to think that he can't take 2-3 years and become a solid top 4 d-man in the NHL.

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My hope is that Emelin plays so well that they have no reason but to leave him in the lineup.

This is his chance to grab the bull by the horns.
He also hasn't played a game in a while, so I'm not expecting Norris worthy play here. He was improving at a pretty steady rate when he was playing games, so I'm hoping for him to get a few in. I don't think Diaz was much better than him before he got scratched. I just think that Diaz was much better offensively and with us struggling to score goals, they chose the more offensively promising defenseman. Emelin has to learn the system and he'll be fine.

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11-08-2011, 03:41 PM
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My hope is that Emelin plays so well that they have no reason but to leave him in the lineup.

This is his chance to grab the bull by the horns.
Same here. Would hate to see the Habs lose the guy. I still think a rotation should be done with our D. Gill shouldn't be playing every game for example

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Khabi is hot right now but probably isn't very good overall. And a hot streak can end at any moment.
??????

The guy had a couple of rough seasons but he is back to his Stanley Cup shape. he is the 2011 version of Tim Thomas.

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Let's see.. the best defensive team in the league, against the the Oilers' struggling offence.

The Habs take this one 4-0 easily.
Are you talking about the Habs ?

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With A.Kost probably out for the Habs and Hemsky back for the Oilers, Im not feeling good for this one..

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11-08-2011, 03:47 PM
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Smart idea to play Emelin in a game against Hall. I doubt they'll be matched up but expect a huge hit if Hall tries skating with his head down across Emelin's ice.

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Let's see.. the best defensive team in the league, against the the Oilers' struggling offence.

The Habs take this one 4-0 easily.
sooo... the oilers vs the oilers?

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11-08-2011, 03:52 PM
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With A.Kost probably out for the Habs and Hemsky back for the Oilers, Im not feeling good for this one..
Hemsky always plays well against the Habs, hopefully he has a horrible game tonight

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11-08-2011, 04:04 PM
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Anything can happen, Hot Streaks have to end sometime

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If the Weber move is emergency, fine, fair enough.

He is the best candidate to move up in a pinch.

...but really, they better call Palushaj or whomever back after the game if necessary.

Weber should be on defense permanently.

...also every time he's played forward this year, he got moved to defense immediately due to injuries. So it's basically certain that one of the other D go down tonight. Zero injuries to defense with him on it, two in two games with him at forward! Just saying!

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??????

The guy had a couple of rough seasons but he is back to his Stanley Cup shape. he is the 2011 version of Tim Thomas.



Are you talking about the Habs ?
Sorry, phone made me sound like I'm 6. Khabibulen has been terrible for 5 out of his last 6 seasons. All the evidence points to him not being very good at this point in his career. But this is goaltending, the streakiest position in the game. Pretty much any goaltender good enough to play regularly in the NHL can put up a short period of dominant play, which makes a goaltender's stats at this point in time essentially worthless.

For example, at this point last season Halak was being hailed as a God for his strong start in St Louis, he ended up near the bottom in performance amongst starting goaltenders for the year.

The point is, there is a difference between being good and being hot and I'd bet heavily on Khabibulin being hot rather than good right now. Which is to say I have no particular fear of facing him as random variation is the most likely reason he's done so well this year. Being hot isn't much of a predictor of success even in the immediate future. Much like how I think Phil Kessel isn't actually the most dangerous forward in the NHL but in fact the same guy he was last season.

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Can't wait to see Emelin. People forgot that the guy was our hitting leader at one point, even with less games played than any regular players. Can't wait to see him play the body.

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Good luck tonight. So much more exciting to play you guys then teams like Nashville, Minny and Phoenix. Wish we played more often.

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