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01-14-2006, 09:36 PM
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Streit has been improving exponentially. It's just a matter of build confidence and some muscle. Maybe he can start buy bench pressing Ribiero.

What a laser guided rocket that guy has though. Nabokov had no chance.

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Just came back from the game... good times!

What happened to Zednik in the 3rd, didn't see him on the ice? Was he injured on that Rivet shot?

Any news if it's serious? Just curious...

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01-14-2006, 09:41 PM
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I heard : Congratulation buddy, that was a great shot
"Congratulations buddy, great (fword)ing shot!"

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01-14-2006, 09:43 PM
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i gotta give up a big thumbs up to mark streit . playing over 17 mins and the way he played tonight really impressed me . if he can continue to play at that level and show improvment thats all we can ask for .man he played a pretty soild game

congrats mark for your sometimes biggest critic . i think from here on out im goona give ya the benifit of the doubt till the end of the season .

keep shooting the puck

go streit go

Streit has not been as bad as some people here have had him. There were some bad games, but usually he played well enough in games where he did get icetime. Let's remember that, even though he's 26 (?), he's still a rookie. If he was a 21-year-old rookie, we'd be praising him instead of critisizing him. He's got good skills, and he needs time to develop and adapt his game. Let's hope he keeps improving.

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01-14-2006, 09:50 PM
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Streit has not been as bad as some people here have had him. There were some bad games, but usually he played well enough in games where he did get icetime. Let's remember that, even though he's 26 (?), he's still a rookie. If he was a 21-year-old rookie, we'd be praising him instead of critisizing him. He's got good skills, and he needs time to develop and adapt his game. Let's hope he keeps improving.
I agree. And another thing which must be difficult for him was the lack of ice time. Some players get in a groove after playing a lot. Streit was seeing 30 minutes games regularly back in Europe. It's hard to go from 30 minutes to 10 and less.

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01-14-2006, 09:51 PM
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Streit has not been as bad as some people here have had him. There were some bad games, but usually he played well enough in games where he did get icetime. Let's remember that, even though he's 26 (?), he's still a rookie. If he was a 21-year-old rookie, we'd be praising him instead of critisizing him. He's got good skills, and he needs time to develop and adapt his game. Let's hope he keeps improving.
Another reason he used to get bashed was becuase of his size. He is 5'11 and he can only do so much with that frame. Hard to play defense at 5'11 and trying to stop a Bertuzzi coming your way...You pretty much gotta hope he can bring something else to the team which at the begining he wasn't. Peopel were complaining that we already had a smallish d-man in Boullion and we didn't need another.

After that horrible game when he had 3 key turnovers on of which turned into a goal for the other team(forgot who we played that night). He has been consistantly improving. Has great vision on the ice, he has a passion for the game, wants to prove something out there that he is able to play at the NHL level and is good on the pp. I think he is now getting the respect he deserves.

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01-14-2006, 09:55 PM
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The Canadiens fell one short of the team record of seven goals in a period set in 1987.

I believe it was a 7 goal first period versus the Canucks. I remember hearing about that like it was yesterday.....DAMN, I guess I AM old!!!!!!


Anyways...good game tonight. The biggest difference I noticed in the habs game tonight was they were skating hard (for the first 40 minutes anyways...didn't really need to in the third) for a change. Almost to a man, the players were giving it 100% it the skating department. Our PK looked an awful lot like our PK early in the year, in which we would use our speed to break up the oppositions PP. I was glad to see that, and hope and pray that that is the type of PK we can expect to see for the rest of the year.

If the team can even keep 90-95% of the intensity they showed tonight for the remainer of the year, the playoffs will be made EASILY!!!!!!

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I believe it was a 7 goal first period versus the Canucks. I remember hearing about that like it was yesterday.....DAMN, I guess I AM old!!!!!!


Anyways...good game tonight. The biggest difference I noticed in the habs game tonight was they were skating hard (for the first 40 minutes anyways...didn't really need to in the third) for a change. Almost to a man, the players were giving it 100% it the skating department. Our PK looked an awful lot like our PK early in the year, in which we would use our speed to break up the oppositions PP. I was glad to see that, and hope and pray that that is the type of PK we can expect to see for the rest of the year.

If the team can even keep 90-95% of the intensity they showed tonight for the remainer of the year, the playoffs will be made EASILY!!!!!!
With 3 special team specialist behind the bench, something tells me we should expect some improvement on our special team.

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01-14-2006, 11:26 PM
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Streit was impressive! Markov was great! Theo wasn't bad, but he wasn't really tested that much. At least he didn't let in any easy ones, which is an improvement!

Starts tonight should have been:

1-Markov
2-Streit
3-Bulis

Kovalev and Theo? What were those guys at CKAC smoking?

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01-14-2006, 11:35 PM
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Streit was impressive! Markov was great! Theo wasn't bad, but he wasn't really tested that much. At least he didn't let in any easy ones, which is an improvement!

Starts tonight should have been:

1-Markov
2-Streit
3-Bulis

Kovalev and Theo? What were those guys at CKAC smoking?
Agreed! that's the same stars I posted in a previous message!

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01-14-2006, 11:53 PM
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I agree with you guys! I was shock when i heard the 3 stars of tonights game!!!!!!!! Dany Dubé and Martin McGuire didn't see the same game as us. Théodore had a easy night and Kovalev was good but not enough to be in the 3 stars. My choice would have been:

1-Andrei Markov
2-Mark Streit
3-Radek Bonk

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01-15-2006, 12:03 AM
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I agree with you guys! I was shock when i heard the 3 stars of tonights game!!!!!!!! Dany Dubé and Martin McGuire didn't see the same game as us. Théodore had a easy night and Kovalev was good but not enough to be in the 3 stars. My choice would have been:

1-Andrei Markov
2-Mark Streit
3-Radek Bonk
Yup, easy night for Theo. Kovy had two assists, but he didn't play that good. Definately Markov and Streit for the two first stars. Third star couldn've been to the rest of the team.

Finally a convincing win

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01-15-2006, 12:29 AM
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I don't think Theodore deserved the 3rd star over Streit or Bulis or Bonk, but I'll say this. Theodore had a good game tonight. The 2 goals he let in weren't typical Theo softies, and he may just be getting his confidence back.

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01-15-2006, 01:04 AM
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The first 40 minutes of this game were great to watch. The team was alright in the third, but nothing sensational. They played safe, which is fine when you're up by five.

I'm content with everyone's play.

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01-15-2006, 01:24 AM
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i gotta give up a big thumbs up to mark streit . playing over 17 mins and the way he played tonight really impressed me . if he can continue to play at that level and show improvment thats all we can ask for .man he played a pretty soild game

congrats mark for your sometimes biggest critic . i think from here on out im goona give ya the benifit of the doubt till the end of the season .

keep shooting the puck

go streit go
Ain't the kind of guy to say I told you so....

But hey, I told you so, eh?

For how long was I the only Streit fan on here? Happy to see people giving him his chance.

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01-15-2006, 01:33 AM
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That’s the way these mofos can play EVERY NIGHT. They have the skill…they have the heart. They just need the right guidance and motivation.

Tonight, we saw 20 desperate guys fighting for their jobs. It was 6-1, and they were STILL looking for goals. They were still hitting, still battling. There was more effort out there tonight than in the last 10 games combined.

This will be a different team from here on in.

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01-15-2006, 01:33 AM
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Makes sense.

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01-15-2006, 01:41 AM
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something noteworthy...

we had played 2 less games than Toronto (6th in East with 51pts), Tampa (tied for 8th with 47pts) and New Jersey (tied for 8th with 47pts) and 4 less than Atlanta (7th with 50pts)
in fact, we're tied with St. Louis and San Jose for having played the least amount of games so far this season (42)...

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01-15-2006, 02:07 AM
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That’s the way these mofos can play EVERY NIGHT. They have the skill…they have the heart. They just need the right guidance and motivation.

Tonight, we saw 20 desperate guys fighting for their jobs. It was 6-1, and they were STILL looking for goals. They were still hitting, still battling. There was more effort out there tonight than in the last 10 games combined.

This will be a different team from here on in.
How much you want to bet? I say, 5 games.. this team is playing like the were under Julien, and our weaknesses are exposed again. This always happens when a new coach comes to town, even if his name is Bob Gainey.

I would be incredibly shocked if they play this hard for more than two games.. its just not in the character of this club.

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How much you want to bet? I say, 5 games.. this team is playing like the were under Julien, and our weaknesses are exposed again. This always happens when a new coach comes to town, even if his name is Bob Gainey.

I would be incredibly shocked if they play this hard for more than two games.. its just not in the character of this club.
I disagree. If you go up and down the roster, you find a lot of guys with great character. They WANT to play this way every night, but sometimes, for one reason or another, they lose their focus, making small mistakes that compound and cost them points. The Colorado game was proof positive that the team wasn't committed to the old system (or the old coach) anymore. Gainey, ruling with an iron fist, will keep them sharp. There's a reason guys like Scotty Bowman can get the most out of their players. It's not only about tactical skill (which I think Gainey and Carbo possess). It's about respect. They'll play for Gainey and Carbonneau.

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