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Injury Talk 6.0: Ryder out vs. Pens (DTD, upper body), Prust & Diaz also out

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04-05-2013, 03:21 PM
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No, the team hasn't skipped a beat, unlike losing a real piece of the puzzle. Replaceable
There is not a single flaw in that logic, not a single...

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here's how I see it:


I wan the 3rd, or 6th place team in the 2nd round.
If we expect that the 6th place team beat the 3rd seed, we look to be on a collision course with Boston in the second round weither we finish 4th or 2nd. But yeah, I'll take the home ice advantage.

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Bourque was starting to play well, lets hope hes gonna come back in shape and ready to rumble.

Kinda weird the east top teams all lost their top centers ( Crosby,Bergeron,Plekanec )

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any word on Armstrong? Haven't seen anything though haven't been looking too hard either

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any word on Armstrong? Haven't seen anything though haven't been looking too hard either
Not sure 100%, But I think he won't come back before the playoffs.

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Not sure 100%, But I think he won't come back before the playoffs.
been hearing that too but was hoping for more specifics. Thanks anyway!

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I honestly forgot RB was on this team. I guess that means he is replaceable.
Rene Bourque, when on his game, is the type of asset that is best realized in the playoffs. The team needs him as the matches get more tight. Not because he is a good defensive player (I don't think he is), but he can create space for himself in physical games.

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04-05-2013, 05:10 PM
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Rene Bourque, when on his game, is the type of asset that is best realized in the playoffs. The team needs him as the matches get more tight. Not because he is a good defensive player (I don't think he is), but he can create space for himself in physical games.
Hard to say if Bourque's a playoff guy based on his one series with the Flames a few years ago. But yeah, IF we see the 2013 Bourque instead of the 2012 version, he'll be the exact kind of power-forward we were searching for in a trade last week.

Keep in mind we need to set phasers on "Realistic" for his first few games back. His timing will be off, naturally, but he'll also need time to regain the confident swagger he had before his injury.

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04-05-2013, 05:21 PM
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Rene Bourque, when on his game, is the type of asset that is best realized in the playoffs. The team needs him as the matches get more tight. Not because he is a good defensive player (I don't think he is), but he can create space for himself in physical games.
Not only that, but he can be explosive speedwise. All season he's been protecting the puck on the backhand and driving the net or skating hard to the net without the puck, causing the D to cover him and not support whoever is covering the puck carrier. Bourque is very valuable asset to have in the playoffs and even if he isn't scoring, the guy is a physical, athletic beast who will help his linemates get some room and chances. Can't wait til he's back. I just hope MT Goes with Bourque-Plek-Ryder. Gionta did well with Eller against WPG, he should play RW on the third line with Eller and Galchenyuk.

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04-05-2013, 05:42 PM
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Getting 2nd in the East is absolutely crucial though. That would give us a realistic path to the conference finals....

Every point is crucial!
I agree with you (or sort of!), but...HEALTH outweighs 2nd place, imo. I want every player to come back 100%...still time left to heal properly before playoffs...take advantage of this time to heal properly and not rush (when you rush the injury might come back during playoffs...we don't want this).

If we end up 4th (at worst) with a healthy (100%) Pleks, Bourque, Diaz...I'm super super happy. And we start with home advantage.
I'd prefer 1st place or 2nd, but...I don't want Pleks, Bourque, Diaz to rush back and then re-aggravate their injuries and then they're really playing hurt in playoffs...don't want that.

Health is no.1, imo. (don't rush Pleks' groin just for 1-2 regular season games). Pleks, Bourque, Diaz all facing the Booins in playoffs is way more important vs Saturday's game, imo.

A healthy lineup for playoffs is my goal/dream!!
I really really love our team/chances with a healthy lineup.


Armstrong:
would love him there for the 4th line depth (more options) to see if he can be a playoff warrior, or else it'll be Moen, White, Halpern, maybe Nokia comes back? (he's quite gritty but he could also be very rusty but also fresh and full of energy,etc). And about Armstrong...looks like we have to wait a bit more for news...


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04-05-2013, 05:53 PM
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Agreed. We are almost a lock for 4th. Laffs have to win out if we play .500 the rest of the way, and Ottawa can only lose once if we are .500 the rest of the way.

1st or 2nd would be nice, but no, rest the injured guys more, and rest Markov and Cube too.

Let the team face Boston without Pleks and Bourque on Saturday, and fight for 1st/2nd. This is what builds playoff character.

Booins are missing Bergeron too, we can win this game without Pleks and Bourque.

Habs fans are not used to the concept of being a home team lock in the first round. Gotta go in as healthy as possible.
Totally agree with the above...smart thing to do.
Never rush a player coming back from a concussion or groin injury.
Better safe than being sorry later.

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04-05-2013, 09:17 PM
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Totally agree with the above...smart thing to do.
Never rush a player coming back from a concussion or groin injury.
Better safe than being sorry later.
Especially against Boston, who wouldn't hold back at dishing out the pain.

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04-05-2013, 10:23 PM
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i hope bourque does not come back tentative and fearful. he was terrific early in the year, going to the corners and slot

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We need this plekanec back!
Wait does anybody know how to put youtube clips up?

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We need this plekanec back!
Wait does anybody know how to put youtube clips up?
Only keep what is after the =.

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Especially against Boston, who wouldn't hold back at dishing out the pain.
In fact Boston would be targeting Bourque and Pleks.

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In fact Boston would be targeting Bourque and Pleks.
The only way for Boston to target Plekanec's particular injury would be to go down on him. Typical Bruins diving...

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Yeah, now I've got some quite disturbing mental images of Lucic and Chara targeting Plekanec's groin....

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Bourque was starting to play well, lets hope hes gonna come back in shape and ready to rumble.

Kinda weird the east top teams all lost their top centers ( Crosby,Bergeron,Plekanec )
Northeast: where #1C go to die.

ottawa: spez, out.
montreal: plekanec, out
boston: bergeron, out
buffalo: who needs centers? trade them all!!11!!
toronto: lol what's a 1C?

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Yeah, now I've got some quite disturbing mental images of Lucic and Chara targeting Plekanec's groin....
They do it to Marchand during every intermission.

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John Lu ‏@JohnLuTSNMtl 3m #Habs Plekanec prior to morning skate in Brossard. Appears good to go tonight vs. Boston. pic.twitter.com/uIrzos0s6O

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Ugh, yes it's a big game, but this appears to be way too big a risk to be taking.

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Ugh, yes it's a big game, but this appears to be way too big a risk to be taking.
Depends how serious it was in the first place. Groin injury obviously could take two weeks to heal at minimum. So I don't know how severe it was if he's back not even a week later.

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Ugh, yes it's a big game, but this appears to be way too big a risk to be taking.
My fear as well. Want him 100% and sure he is ready instead of rushing back to try and hold onto first place in the NE.

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Depends how serious it was in the first place. Groin injury obviously could take two weeks to heal at minimum. So I don't know how severe it was if he's back not even a week later.
I hope him missing last game was just a precaution as the team is focused on a playoff run and want to ensure the team is as healthy as possible.

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