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01-25-2013, 07:51 AM
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You dont get a report card a week into a school year......

More of a case of we had a real dry cracker (personality)in JM,and MT no matter what is a upgrade in that dept.

Lets talk end of the season.....

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01-25-2013, 07:51 AM
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Blablabla same ol' excuses.

We didnt just won our 2 games, we dominated our opponents...
I am really happy, and this team shows lots of promise. We are definetly better than last year's overall result - so far.

Probably because last year, we had lots of injuries. That didn't helped in Markov's absence, Bourque's slump.


However, the Panthers were dead tired when they played us. And the Caps... just sucked. No direction, no spirit.

I based on what we've seen so far, I think we can compete with many, many teams. But I await seeing a prime club before sounding trumpets.


However, big deal:

We used to lose games "we should have won". Games against weaker opponents.

Well, NO MORE

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01-25-2013, 07:57 AM
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Just checked his post-game interview on RDS.ca. Someone asked him about the rookies not playing a lot in the first period and I loved his answer.

Long story short he wanted to make sure they did not have to face Ovechkin in the first period since that line could potentially be dangerous. As the game went on they got more play time and even though they did not register a point, I thought they played very well. Very happy with our handling of the rookies so far. Love that when the Habs are in advance they get 1st PP duties as well. Very good for the confidence.

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01-25-2013, 08:02 AM
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I will admit I was pissed big time when he got the job. Thought it was a horrible idea.

Then I read about how he had mellowed a bit and learned from his part experiences. Lots of smart hockey minds said he was a good choice. I was feeling a bit better, especially considering we had a few guys needing a kick in the pants.

So far I have been impressed with the style of play, adjustments on the PP(last year it was downright out of Pee wee) and bench mangement. He has them playing a style of game I like and that should have them winning more than losing.

It doesn't hurt that Price is 200% better than the start of last year(strange considering no preseason) and Markov is well, like, back to being Markov.

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01-25-2013, 08:04 AM
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I do have a feeling he's coaching the players a lot more than he coaches the game.

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01-25-2013, 08:14 AM
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Premature thread. He may lose control in the next losing streak.

That said, he looks more mature that's for sure.

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01-25-2013, 08:15 AM
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Premature thread. He may lose control in the next losing streak.

That said, he looks more mature that's for sure.
Don't worry. Tank Threads will be back the next time we lose 2 in a row

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01-25-2013, 08:21 AM
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its still far to early to make any judgements, but I do like what I've seen from him. He's brought more visible passion than Martin brought, but he hasn't flown off the handle and it certainly looks like he's been able to bring himself out of the moment more than he use to. I like the consistent effort of the team these past 2 games and his use of lines (specifically giving the Gally line more ice-time when the Habs have the game wrapped up to give them experience).

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01-25-2013, 08:23 AM
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I can`t believe that is the same man.......He is SO much calmer behind the bench now days......I watched him here in Fredericton back in the days when he was throwing things on the ice etc. etc....But he certainly has matured and is a FANTASTIC COACH ! He`s doing a great job playing the right guys at the right time IMO...He`s not afraid to try new players on the PP (love it !)....It`s been a long time since I`ve seen 4 balanced lines in Montreal and he`s a huge reason why. HERE`S TO A FANTASTIC SEASON MICHELE !!
Ya right...better then his first tour here? Ya I can concede that but he ain't fantastic.

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01-25-2013, 08:36 AM
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I dunno man, he's chirped players on the other team a few times this year.
Haha, I find this hilarious. Do you know what players specifically he chirped?

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01-25-2013, 08:37 AM
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I know he looked at Upshall and said something like 'what the **** are you looking at?'.

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01-25-2013, 08:37 AM
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ya ok, he was cursing out someone during the FLA game. "What are you looking at? What the ***k are you looking at?" I actually appreciate his mean, aggresive side though. It's a nice change from Martin's passive, calm personality. That 'take no crap' attitude trickles into the entire lineup.

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01-25-2013, 08:39 AM
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I was pretty lukewarm about Therrien coming back...it's too early to fully judge how he's doing, but one thing i've noticed is that he's actually 'coaching' his players.

He's not just churning out the same lines in the same situations all the time...I love how he gives spot duty to the young players on the PP depending on the situation.

He's coaching with instinct...

So far, so good...

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01-25-2013, 08:40 AM
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Haha, I find this hilarious. Do you know what players specifically he chirped?
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01-25-2013, 08:46 AM
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I know he looked at Upshall and said something like 'what the **** are you looking at?'.
That's kind of hilarious... as long as he keeps directing that stuff toward the opposition.

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01-25-2013, 08:51 AM
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When the Habs signed him as a coach I was the only one who approved it.
I hope I am right at at the end of the season too.

YES!

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01-25-2013, 09:02 AM
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Wasn't very happy about this hire but I must admit MT has changed big time since last time around. He is in much more control this time and adjusts in game a lot faster making better decisions

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People that spend more than 5 sec talking about Therrien saying " What the **** are you looking at" without a sence if humor have SERIOUS social problems and a lack of self-confidence. Therrien brought back passion to the team and if he has to yell at players a couple times during the season, so be it.

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01-25-2013, 09:04 AM
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He had been surprisingly in total control of his team so far... th eonly things i can complaint from my pov is the usage of armstrong and moen who have been almost invisible (like litterally invisible) i hope he benches armstrong and puts eller instead with gallagher and galchenyuk (i think he may feel like he has to show up the kids he can play) and put prust with moen and white.

Could be interesting dont mind much about bouillon... outside of the pp of course. Emelin deserves a real test.

But i am not complaining at all. He has been in control i am sure he would handle subban a lot better than JM.

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01-25-2013, 09:13 AM
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Therrien is one of the boys, they're all in it together... and the players are working hard for him. This team has chemistry and they seem to be playing for each other, you can't pick that up at the trade deadline. It's invaluable. He has as much to prove as the guys on the ice do. Good for MT, hopefully we don't **** on him too much when they lose a couple of games.

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01-25-2013, 09:14 AM
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Again, everything is very premature. But i have to say his persona behind the bench is much better than Martin. I actually like watching games now.

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01-25-2013, 09:17 AM
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After Carbonneau and Martin, this team desperately needed two things from a coach:

1) Someone who appreciates speed and aggression
2) Someone who can manage ice time and reward effective players instead of playing favorites with his plugs.

So far, he is a big upgrade on both counts. On #2, I fear he's leaning on Bouillon a bit more than I'd like, but the guy competes, so I'm not totally upset about that.

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01-25-2013, 09:24 AM
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Wasn't very happy about this hire but I must admit MT has changed big time since last time around. He is in much more control this time and adjusts in game a lot faster making better decisions
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After Carbonneau and Martin, this team desperately needed two things from a coach:

1) Someone who appreciates speed and aggression
2) Someone who can manage ice time and reward effective players instead of playing favorites with his plugs.

So far, he is a big upgrade on both counts. On #2, I fear he's leaning on Bouillon a bit more than I'd like, but the guy competes, so I'm not totally upset about that.
I was not a fan of MT when he was hired and i know it's only three games into the season but I'm not looking at the results. I'm looking at the way the team is playing. And I'm really impressed. Speed, aggression and smart coaching is refreshing.

I said it in another post but I'm floored by MT's maturity.

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01-25-2013, 09:27 AM
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Well for one I love how he's dealing with Galchenyuk and Gallagher. Giving them ice time when it's right and even PP time. So far I like that he's trying to build the team around 4 trios that each bring something to the table, something we haven't seen from JM and RC.

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01-25-2013, 09:28 AM
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The only thing I knew was gonna be well done is the handling of rookies because of what he did with Crosby, Malkin and Staal.

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