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02-02-2013, 06:34 PM
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Has Erik Cole already retired?

He might be physically playing, but in his mind I think he's already retired.

I'm worried about his performances on the ice... especially the last 2 games.

He is nothing like the Eric Cole of last year.

Now I know what you'll say... he's a slow starter.

While true, he's never been bad in his slow starts.

I can easily say he is our worst player on the ice over the last couple games.

Kaberle and Whyte aside.

What do you guys think?

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02-02-2013, 06:35 PM
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Yes he has retired. The man currently playing with #72 is in fact a body double.


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Man. Our players cannot catch a ****ing break.

Not once. Not even after a 6-1 victory.


Tell me a second, how long did it took for Cole to start scoring, last year?

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02-02-2013, 06:40 PM
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I also don't see Cole playing very well. The only thing he's doing well is driving towards the net and being solid on the puck. I hope he picks it up once Pacioretty gets back! He's been pretty invisible imo, as well as Gionta to a lesser extent.

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8 games... but in those first 7 games he was a factor, he had chances, he hit, he crashed the net... so far this year... he's shown none of that.

He is a non factor... I would go as far as say he's been a hindrance on the ice.

Not being an @$$ or anything, but I am worried for who was by far one of our best player last year.

Could it be a fitness issue due to the lock-out?
Is he playing injured?

I just watch him play and it's night and day with last year.

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02-02-2013, 06:44 PM
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Yeah he's retired. Damn shame, thought he had some years left in him.

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02-02-2013, 06:45 PM
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I don't give a **** as long as we are winning. Last year he was amazing and we we finished 15th.

bye.

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02-02-2013, 06:48 PM
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He was exceptionally bad today I admit. No energy, gave away the puck on numerous times, basically too soff. But I'll give him a couple of more games to get his act together. I'm sure MT will get on his case sooner or later if the AC guys haven't already.

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02-02-2013, 06:49 PM
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Keep in mind that DD was bad until today, and that Max is coming back tomorrow

I think he'll be back in form soon

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02-02-2013, 06:50 PM
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I agree with OP. Whyte was invisible today.

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02-02-2013, 06:52 PM
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i think he was sure the season would be locked out entirely. and the agreement caught him off guard. he went into vacation mode. upon his return, the airline lost his intercranial luggage, likely still in barbedos.

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02-02-2013, 06:57 PM
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While I agree he's been disappointing so far I think he might only need some time to get back in shape. Lets not forget he hadn't played in a while and it took him a while to get started last year as well.

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02-02-2013, 06:58 PM
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I think people are exagerating a bit on Cole. If you look at the first DD goal today, there's almost no chance that get scored if Cole isn't going to the net hard. He's not as good as last year but that was expectable. He's not a detriment to the team either. Patience.

Edit : Also, it was predictable that a 35 year old who hasn't played in 8 months would take more time than others to get going.

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02-02-2013, 07:03 PM
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I think people are exagerating a bit on Cole. If you look at the first DD goal today, there's almost no chance that get scored if Cole isn't going to the net hard. He's not as good as last year but that was expectable. He's not a detriment to the team either. Patience.

Edit : Also, it was predictable that a 35 year old who hasn't played in 8 months would take more time than others to get going.
Definitely. As long as he's still going hard to the net and being generally tiring to deal with, he's on the right track. Timing and rhythm should come back a bit, and he's still someone that has to be accounted for in front by defenses.

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02-02-2013, 07:05 PM
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If you wanna start a thread bashing him you might wanna at least make the effort of spelling his first name right. That is one of my biggest pet peeve on this board, especially when it's people mispelling Gorges' name. It's not Georges, Gorgeous, Jorges, Gorge, IT'S GORGES! HE'S BEEN WITH THE TEAM SINCE 2007 FFS & IT'S NOT LIKE HIS NAME IS MARIUSZ CZERKAWSKI!

Signed by a Hab fan tired of seeing his favorite player's name being massacred

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The title made me chuckle. I think Cole will get it going... every player goes through tough times but Cole has too much drive and things will start going his way

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02-02-2013, 07:12 PM
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Cole had a career year last season. Not sure you should expect the same type of performance.

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Cole had a career year last season. Not sure you should expect the same type of performance.
Exactly, the expectation for Erik Cole is 20 goals a season, not 35.

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He might be physically playing, but in his mind I think he's already retired.

I'm worried about his performances on the ice... especially the last 2 games.

He is nothing like the Eric Cole of last year.

Now I know what you'll say... he's a slow starter.

While true, he's never been bad in his slow starts.

I can easily say he is our worst player on the ice over the last couple games.

Kaberle and Whyte aside.

What do you guys think?

not a chance...he was a habs fan growing up...he knows what it means to play for this team...lets face it.. i doubt we're gonna see the erik cole we did last year, but if we get into the playoffs that's the stage he needs to perform like a boss. he;s a vet...he;s the perfect kind of piece to have in the post season....you;ll see....he'll impress come may.

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02-02-2013, 07:39 PM
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Took Erik Cole a few games to get going last year too. I am not worried.

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02-02-2013, 07:40 PM
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Cole's greatest asset is his speed, which is lacking right now. Maybe he had trouble motivating himself to work out hard during the lockout, and now he's a step behind. Within a couple weeks he should be back to form.

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DD only got back to form today. Cole won't be far behind.

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Could someone please point out how many games it took Erik Cole to score a goal last season? People need to read it over and over and over...

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I agree with OP. Whyte was invisible today.
He was told to tone it down a little.

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Could someone please point out how many games it took Erik Cole to score a goal last season? People need to read it over and over and over...
First goal in his 8th game last year (2nd in 10th). 5th (and 9th) the year before. 6th (and 11th) the year before that.

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