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01-26-2013, 10:33 AM
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Is it just me, or is all this talk about NJ playing a boring trap system a wee bit outdated? They really haven't played like that for a few years now. It's not as bad as it used to be, not even close.

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01-26-2013, 10:35 AM
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Is it just me, or is all this talk about NJ playing a boring trap system a wee bit outdated? They really haven't played like that for a few years now. It's not as bad as it used to be, not even close.
Not as bad but still boring and against us it always seems like boring hockey. Hopefully with the younger kids now things get more interesting

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Is it just me, or is all this talk about NJ playing a boring trap system a wee bit outdated? They really haven't played like that for a few years now. It's not as bad as it used to be, not even close.
Habs-Devils games are still boring, hence why NJ still plays the trap.

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01-26-2013, 10:36 AM
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Habs-Devils games are still boring, hence why NJ still plays the trap.
Wait, our system is boring this year?

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01-26-2013, 10:43 AM
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Wait, our system is boring this year?
Regardless of the Habs style of play, there's something about the Devils that put them to sleep more often than not.

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01-26-2013, 10:47 AM
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Regardless of the Habs style of play, there's something about the Devils that put them to sleep more often than not.
And you base this assessment on... how we played last year? And the year before? and the year before?!

Girl, we got a freakkin' energy 4th line this year. Plus Gallagher, who seems to have a lit firecracker up his ass. Don't bet too heavily on assessment made during the Martin years

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01-26-2013, 10:55 AM
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We've played well the last two games. But one was against a team with injuries, playing bad for some reason. The other has been against a disorganized and unmotivated team. We capitalized against both. We had a slow start. Our team has been playing better each game. But there's still the question of the 1st line. Their performances have improved each game, but not by enough.

Now, we're facing the Devils, who are playing really good hockey. Then, there's Brodeur, who always plays stellar against the Habs, even more so in our home games.

I expect us to lose. A cold awakening that will humble us.

Lose 3-0.

Though, I really hope win. I really do. I just don't see it.

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01-26-2013, 11:05 AM
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I'll never forget a few seasons ago when a member here said:

"I'll be okay as long as Brodeur doesn't get a shut out and Parise doesn't score a hat-trick."

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01-26-2013, 11:24 AM
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Haven't beaten the Devils in Montreal since Smoke lit them up in 2007-08.

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01-26-2013, 11:32 AM
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Habs-Devils games are still boring, hence why NJ still plays the trap.
To be honest, I think it was us that was concentrating on the trap.

Recently we got boring (3 games this year non withstanding) whereas NJ has perked up offensively.

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01-26-2013, 11:35 AM
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I won't make a prediction because predictions suck, but all the people saying they think the Habs will lose

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01-26-2013, 11:40 AM
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And you base this assessment on... how we played last year? And the year before? and the year before?!

Girl, we got a freakkin' energy 4th line this year. Plus Gallagher, who seems to have a lit firecracker up his ass. Don't bet too heavily on assessment made during the Martin years
I'm assessing this on the games the Habs played vs freaking Brodeur

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01-26-2013, 11:43 AM
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I'm assessing this on the games the Habs played vs freaking Brodeur
Yhea... so past years.

How about we wait to see how we perform this year?

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01-26-2013, 11:44 AM
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Eller is playing tomorrow.

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Lars Eller will play for #Habs tomorrow. Decision was made yesterday by Therrien before Pacioretty flu. Wants healthy competition.

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01-26-2013, 11:47 AM
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Eller is playing tomorrow.

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Lars Eller will play for #Habs tomorrow. Decision was made yesterday by Therrien before Pacioretty flu. Wants healthy competition.
There goes the whole "won't change the lineup after a win" ideology.

And frankly, I am ok with that. I never really understood that concept.

So, who sits? White? DD? Gallagher?

Don't think Gallagher deserves to sit, and White gets minimal minutes to start with. I doubt DD gets yanked.

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Let's be honest, Habs las 2 wins were not that exciting. Fun , sure, because winning is great but exciting ? The only exciting moments were basically all created by Markov on the PP. We haven't played against a good team yet so that sure is a factor to take in consideration though.

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01-26-2013, 11:48 AM
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Yhea... so past years.

How about we wait to see how we perform this year?
Sure, why not. However a MTL-NJ game on a Sunday night isn't appealing to me.

I'll be honest with you, I didn't want hockey this year. While I'm slowly getting back into it, I can't help but be skeptical about the team because of last year. The two wins were nice but it will need more for me to be fully confident on the team and its ability to win games and make the playoffs.

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So... Patch out, Eller in?!

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I can't help but be skeptical about the team because of last year. The two wins were nice but it will need more for me to be fully confident on the team and its ability to win games and make the playoffs.
I tend to agree. I won't get excited until we start playing some back to backs, and we are the exhausted team, not the opposition.

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Wait, so Max is not playing tomorrow ?

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Wait, so Max is not playing tomorrow ?
Unconfirmed. He's not at practice due to a touch of the flu, but Therrien said he decided to put Eller in the lineup regardless of Pacioretty's status.

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Galchenyuk on the top line wing?

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Eller back, plan the parade.

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I think Eller takes Gallagher's spot tomorrow if Pacioretty is good to go.

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I think Eller takes Gallagher's spot tomorrow if Pacioretty is good to go.
Obviously..

They want to showcase him to other teams to trade him. So they'll have room for Couturier when we trade Subban

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