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02-13-2012, 11:09 PM
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Anthony Stewart had a good game. Could have used him here instead of 7 D/ or Palushaj.

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02-13-2012, 11:09 PM
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We now have 4 players with 40+ this season

Max Pacioretty: 43 pts
Erik Cole: 42 pts
David Desharnais: 41 pts
Tomas Plekanec: 40 pts

Only other teams in the NHL with 4 40+ pts players are Chicago, Detroit and San Jose.

Forwards are not the problem just GET RID OF THE FEW PYLONS WE HAVE ON DEFENSE.

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02-13-2012, 11:10 PM
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We now have 4 players with 40+ this season

Max Pacioretty: 43 pts
Erik Cole: 42 pts
David Desharnais: 41 pts
Tomas Plekanec: 40 pts

Only other teams in the NHL with 4 40+ pts players are Chicago, Detroit and San Jose.

Forwards are not the problem just GET RID OF THE FEW PYLONS WE HAVE ON DEFENSE.
Gomez isn't a problem?!?

And do you notice a trend? One line team.

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02-13-2012, 11:13 PM
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maybe AK was caught ####### off in the bathroom before the game

that's just wrong and deserves to play only 4 mins... doesn't matter if it's acceptable in Russia, this is the NHL

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The people ******** on Kaberle are the same people who want to see us make the playoffs. Yeah Gauthier should've kept his arms crossed and not try to get a PP specialist.
They are the same people who complain that kaberle doesn't hit or shoot much.

They don't watch/understand a lot of hockey, they see a player make a bad play and that taints the whole game for them.

Kaberles whole career has been based around his passing on the powerplay/transition and setting people up for the one timer, HE DOESN"T CHECK AND HE RARELY SHOOTS. Some people just don't get it.

He is overpaid, by about 1 maybe 2 million. If we had someone who could shoot from the point the dividends would be rolling in though. If Kaberle was our biggest problem we would be leading the conference.

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02-13-2012, 11:14 PM
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some of you are such cry babies ... geeeeeeeezzzzzzzusssssssss

Guys, this team is better off missing the playoffs and finishing as low as possible

WAKE THE **** UP

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02-13-2012, 11:15 PM
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Anthony Stewart had a good game. Could have used him here instead of 7 D/ or Palushaj.
He was on waivers last week. Though I don't think he deserved to be there... I was really surprised when a team didn't pick him up.

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02-13-2012, 11:16 PM
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Forwards are not the problem just GET RID OF THE FEW PYLONS WE HAVE ON DEFENSE.
I have been saying that for months. Our main problem is clearly on D. Our bottom 3 is just not NHL stuff.

I like Subban, Gorges and Emelin and that's it.

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02-13-2012, 11:18 PM
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Gomez isn't a problem?!?

And do you notice a trend? One line team.
1 line=4 forwards???

No doubt most of the scoring has been done by 1 line but the second line has had a fair share of pts and if the D was better at transition, the forwards would have more success.

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02-13-2012, 11:19 PM
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1 line=4 forwards???

No doubt most of the scoring has been done by 1 line but the second line has had a fair share of pts and if the D was better at transition, the forwards would have more success.
You obviously knew what I meant. That trend is that three of those players are on one line. There is barely any secondary scoring.

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02-13-2012, 11:20 PM
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Hell of a time to showcase players like Kaberle, Campoli, Gomez - because surely that's what RC was doing, right?

The AK thing has to be something else. You have to use this guy instead of Darche, even Mrs. Darche would agree. Had to be something going on. Too bad, they had a good thing going with Eller & Leblanc. I reluctantly agree with shifting guys like Cole a bit through lines, because he is a no-nonsense vet who has been there done that; but messing with the phyche and chemistry of a new-formed line of youngsters and inconsistent players is absolutely a sign of piss-poor coaching.

I have hated Kaberle as that kind of one-dimensional clown who cannot and will not play a complete game. He is pathetic and his puck-moving skills are negated by his insane idea of defending. Tonight was another prime example of why he was always going to be the wrong choice for this team. Colossal trade.

Why is Palushaj not down in Hamilton learning to be an NHL'er instead of making it up as he goes along?

It was madness then to let Muller go, it is madness now and while we spend a good chunk of the off-season looking for a GM-Coach combo it will still be utter madness.

Beat the Bruins of course, and all is forgiven...

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02-13-2012, 11:20 PM
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Tbh, was a pretty awesome game until that terrible Kaberle play (with his dad watching!) and incredible execution by Staal who Eller'd us quite frankly. Then the chintziest call on Campoli, then Gorges loses stick, then Gill has a beautiful chance to clear...doesn't, go ahead goal. I thought we played pretty hard and had lots of chances so I'm not too upset with the effort just a few brainfarts. Pretty entertaining and I think a lot of us were back in it after having become disinterested. Really too bad we couldn't finish at the end, but it happens. We didnt suck. Oh well, let's see what happen next game.

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02-13-2012, 11:24 PM
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If the team competes in October/November then we are not in this position right now. We are a thin team on talent with too many complimentary passengers. With the exception of Eric Cole, nd Max Pacioretty and Josh Gorges the rest of the team has lacked consistency that is essential for a under talented team to be successful. I would love for a playoff miracle but it is very unlikely and is probably best that we miss out. It might be a 3 or 4 game slide and if so its lights out.

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some of you are such cry babies ... geeeeeeeezzzzzzzusssssssss

Guys, this team is better off missing the playoffs and finishing as low as possible

WAKE THE **** UP
Sometimes I think that the majority of this fanbase lives on a rollercoaster.

Sadly, just over a week ago we had about a 3% chance of making the playoffs, just before the game tonight we were just under 20% (worst thing that could've happened to us imho).
Perhaps after tonight's game and the next one v Boston, we can get back to reality and become sellers in order to draft Grigorenko or other.

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02-13-2012, 11:25 PM
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I have been saying that for months. Our main problem is clearly on D. Our bottom 3 is just not NHL stuff.

I like Subban, Gorges and Emelin and that's it.
We have holes at both forward and defence.

We need two top 4 defencemen, a healthy markov and one free agent signing (I'd target Barrett Jackman). We need these two guys until Emelin is a true top 4 guy (he's close but not there yet) and until Tinordi and Beaulieu are ready.

We also have holes on Forward as we need more prime 1st line talent. We need a Franchise Centre.

Its not one problem, its at least 3 spots (1 fwd, 2D) that need addressing.

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02-13-2012, 11:28 PM
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AK is the kind of player who has the tendency to start the games slowly and to wake up with a few shifts and hits (given and/or received). So basically if you dress the guy you have to accept that. If you bench him after 2 shifts you misuses him.

He has been like that for years, if you don't know how to use him yet, just trade him.

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Spacek trolling us haha

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02-13-2012, 11:31 PM
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We have holes at both forward and defence.

We need two top 4 defencemen, a healthy markov and one free agent signing (I'd target Barrett Jackman). We need these two guys until Emelin is a true top 4 guy (he's close but not there yet) and until Tinordi and Beaulieu are ready.

We also have holes on Forward as we need more prime 1st line talent. We need a Franchise Centre.

Its not one problem, its at least 3 spots (1 fwd, 2D) that need addressing.
I said that D is our main problem right now, not that it was our only problem

The number one priority is still to fix that D.
Subban and Gorges can't play 60 minutes.

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02-13-2012, 11:33 PM
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Wait a second. Reality check-we are not making the playoffs. Playing Gomer, Darche, Campoli & Kaberle basically ensures a top 5 pick. Nice. Not playing AK allows easier negotiating while showcasing Palushaj. All systems go! Comon Nail!!

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Wait a second. Reality check-we are not making the playoffs. Playing Gomer, Darche, Campoli & Kaberle basically ensures a top 5 pick. Nice. Not playing AK allows easier negotiating while showcasing Palushaj. All systems go! Comon Nail!!
When I saw Gomez on the first PP unit with 4 minutes to play I sure thought that Cunney was tanking.

But you know, nobody is tanking. Canes proved it tonight.
Bottom line is that Cunney is not tanking, he's just incompetent.

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02-13-2012, 11:40 PM
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When I saw Gomez on the first PP unit with 4 minutes to play I sure thought that Cunney was tanking.

But you know, nobody is tanking. Canes proved it tonight.
Bottom line is that Cunney is not tanking, he's just incompetent.
Players and coaches will never intentionally tank.

Only guy who can tank a team is he GM by trading away the assets of the team.

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02-13-2012, 11:43 PM
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I was at the game. What a pathetic performance. I started cheering for the Canes, while wearing my habs jersey.

By the way, I was booing Gomez and chanting "You Suck Gomez" or "Gomez Sucks" every time he touched the puck.


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02-13-2012, 11:51 PM
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Luckily I didn't have to suffer through the last 15 minutes of the 3rd period due to the fact that I had a game myself but a couple observations:

-On the first goal, what in god's name was Campoli doing on the ice on the PP
-Kaberle looked absolutely foolish on Staal's shorthanded goal (This coming from a guy who doesn't hate Kabs)
-Our PP actually looked pretty good other than the Staal goal
-Really physical game, I liked it

From what I saw, they may have been outcoached a bit, but in all the team played a solid game. I didn't see the latter half of the 3rd period collapse, but judging by the shot totals they came to play. This was a game they should have won but didn't (Story of the season, no?) so they're just going to have to counteract it by winning a game they have no business beating (Like the Bruins on Wednesday). The fate of the season and our position as buyers or sellers come trade deadline will be determined in the coming week. Bruins, Sabres, Devils, win those three or it's all but done. And for the love of god, learn to hold a lead...

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02-13-2012, 11:52 PM
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Kaberle the Pylon

Kaberle missed a wide open net with the game on the line in the last minute and possibly cost us the game with that useless defensive play (basically letting Staal walk right in to score the shorty)...get rid of this pylon already! Can't score, can't defend. What exactly can he do? Scouts should've done a better job on this one. I originally thought this guy was a legit addition. Now I see why Carolina wanted to get rid of this floater. Amazing...we pick up all the junk. Chalk up another poor decision by Gauthier.

I say get rid of him, but who exactly is stupid enough to want him for that contract?

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I was at the game. What a pathetic performance. I started cheering for the Canes, while wearing my habs jersey.

By the way, I was booing Gomez and chanting "You Suck Gomez" or "Gomez Sucks" every time he touched the puck.
And you are proud of that ????????

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