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04-15-2013, 10:52 PM
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Journalists suck at asking questions.
MT did not want to answer.
He must remember that famous time when he talked to the journalist about his players in Pittsburgh.

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I miss Colby Armstrong, seriously.

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Moen invited Simmonds to drop them but was rejected.
Moen should thank Simmonds if thats true

Simmer would have dropped him easily.

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04-15-2013, 10:53 PM
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LOL AC talking about calling up Stortini

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For such a good team....we have so many players we wish to get rid of....
It's because they all happened to simultaneously have their worst games of the season during the same stretch.

DD is invisible however and Gionta's puckskills have dropped off the face of the earth.

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Buckle up this one's gonna be a doozie:

Where to begin? I have been in complete support of this team the entire year. After the penguins game, after the 6-0 blowout by Toronto. I thought this team had balls. I thought they were different. I thought that a coach like MT would allow us to play to our strengths and he would fit the players more than JM. And so far he had done so.

Now here we are. Our only physical D injured for the season. Our Only fighter injured. Our rival embarrass us AGAIN, and we come back to be throttled by the scummiest franchise in NHL history. A team that we've been exposed by time and time again.

You can look at Price, or Gionta, or Gorges, whoever. But in the end, this slump we are about to enter is entire on the shoulders of Michel Therrien. His refusal to amend lineups after losses, his awful asset management and his refusal to properly address things in-game has cost this team. Gorges on the PP? Gionta on the PP? Desharnais leading the TOI when he has been completely invisible since signing his extension?

Therrien has been great for energy and the attitude of the organization, but his abilities as a motivator are useless when the lineup is being ignored. I'm sick of seeing DD and Patches together. I'm sick of seeing Gionta slap pucks into the goalie's chest. I'm sick of seeing Gallagher play his ****ing heart out with no help, and see him take hit after hit after hit and no one helps him.

The powerplay is so predictable it's ridiculous. Use Eller, Galchenyuk, Pacioretty, Plekanec, Bourque, and Gallagher as your forwards. They can actually maintain puck control and keep it down low where we can open up the point. So many forced plays. So many guys standing around staring at Subban and Markov to work their magic.

Why does it seem that we are one of the only teams in the NHL which cannot complete a passing play? Lots of our goals are ugly as sin. And while all goals count, for a skill team we can't seem to create plays and find chemistry. And this is again because the lineup sucks. Injuries are a factor but stubbornness will kill you.

I've said it before, since we're not a top-heavy team, changes in the lines are expected. Above-average players go cold. These guys need to be put in a position to succeed. I feel bad for Bourque, who hasn't played in forever to come back to this mess. Ryder seems to be cooling off, and both DD and Pac have been ice cold.

If this team and this team's coaching staff does not look itself in the mirror and get disgusted with what they see we will be in for a horrible post-season. Even with our injuries the tools and the skillsets are there, but they must be used properly.

I suggest thefollowing:
1)Bring Tinordi up, Beaulieu is not ready. Send him down when Diaz Returns
2)Bench DD. If Eller gets benched for lack of intensity (which was the right thing to do) then DD should be held even more responsible for his **** poor play. Make him earn his TOI
3)Completely swap the lines, give everyone a fresh pair of linemates.
4)Bag skate the crap out of this team.

Pacioretty-Plekanec-Ryder
Bourque-Eller/Galchenyuk-Gallagher
Moen-Eller/Galchenyuk-Gionta
Dumont-Halpern-Blunden

Markov-Subban
Gorges-Diaz
Drewiske-Boullion OR Tinordi-Drewiske/Boullion

Price (yes, Price. He needs to prove he's a number one. Face the music and play)
Budaj
Finally, someone with sense!

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MT did not want to answer.
He must remember that famous time when he talked to the journalist about his players in Pittsburgh.
Possibly. + He is probably confident that his team can bounce back and finishes well. He doesn't want to destroy them in front of the medias.

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To the guy who said bring up Stortini, isn't he on loan from the Oilers to the Bulldogs thus still property of Edmonton?

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With Prust and Emelin out , we are the softest team in the NHL.



Bring back Kaberle instead of Beaulieu
Thats your solution about our softnes?

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04-15-2013, 10:55 PM
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Also , goodbye White ! Last game with the habs ?

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It's because they all happened to simultaneously have their worst games of the season during the same stretch.

DD is invisible however and Gionta's puckskills have dropped off the face of the earth.
DD has been horrendous for most of the season, it certainly didn't happen recently.

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LOL AC talking about calling up Stortini
Why not ? Won't be worse than Moen.

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Also , goodbye White ! Last game with the habs ?
Blunden or Dumont cannot do worse.

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To the guy who said bring up Stortini, isn't he on loan from the Oilers to the Bulldogs thus still property of Edmonton?
No he was signed by Hamilton so he has no NHL contract as of now.

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Why not ? Won't be worse than Moen.
just ask bulldogs fan... + he doesnt have a nhl contract i think

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Injuries are starting to hurt us. I'm surprised at the impact of Emelin's loss on our team. Such a terrible ****ing loss. Prust is another role player and leader who's injured.

Way too many negative elements today, both on ice and especially off the ice (Boston bombing). Gotta hope that Price gets his head back in the game... He'll most likely be THE most important player during the playoffs.

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It's a mini slump..... Not a big deal. We didn't have a slump at all this year. Glad it's happening now instead of the first round.

I'm confident they'll get it together and be better for it while winning the first round no matter who we end up playing because of it.

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For such a good team....we have so many players we wish to get rid of....
I found strange that Kaberle was never used this season (or almost never) but I do understand the desire to buy him back.
But the contract given to Moen looks strange.

We need to see how it will go in PO.
I have hopes for Gionta in PO.

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Man, how disappointing was it to see how easily the Flyers skated in the offensive zone... Looked like a game of NHL 13 with all those cross-crease passes.

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Damn, Damphousse's making so much sense, it's hard to believe

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LOL Gaston Therrien said Prust should be on the top9 and switched with Gionta.

First time I ever agree with Gaston.

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Has our sports psychologist been any good?

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...That's a slump, and that happens to every team.

However, the guys who got in this slump must be the ones to "take us" out of it by whatever means.

That means Price, Gorges, Markov, MaxPac, DD and Moen must do more... and possibly with less.

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I kinda like Damphousse proposal for new lines.

Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta
MaxPac-Eller-Ryder
Galchenyuk-DD-Gallagher

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Bergeron keeps talking **** about Beaulieu and Drewiski but never about Bouillon..

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