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04-16-2013, 08:05 AM
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Habs have trouble against bigger clubs...last 2 games won't last

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04-16-2013, 08:08 AM
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Not so much what he did, but the Habs had quite a few PP's.
0 points, -1 and one shot on goal.

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04-16-2013, 08:11 AM
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I can't see why Desharnais got 20+mins of ice time. I saw Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Eller, Subban and flashes of Pachioretty. The rest, not so much. Why not start giving more icetime to the young guys, let their youthfull energy help pick the team up.

If this game happened before the marathon, I might be more upset about this

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04-16-2013, 08:18 AM
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I can't see why Desharnais got 20+mins of ice time. I saw Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Eller, Subban and flashes of Pachioretty. The rest, not so much. Why not start giving more icetime to the young guys, let their youthfull energy help pick the team up.

If this game happened before the marathon, I might be more upset about this
I love how Pacioretty was away from Desharnais for like 15 seconds and scored on the pass from Plekanec, I really don't know how Therrien doesn't realize they need to be broken up.

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04-16-2013, 09:10 AM
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It is painfully obvious how much Colby Armstrong and Alexei Emelin meant to the Habs as they are soft as butter right now. Carey Price. Say all you want about the D not helping him out but when is it going to be a Carey Price problem and not the laundry list of excuses I keep hearing? He has to be accountable for letting easy shots in at some point. Is Budaj going to play the Halak role and bail him out in the playoffs? If so, what will that do to Price and his confidence?

I hope Moen and Gionta are looking for work when the season is over.

Bring up Tinordi. Get him some more ice time with the Habs. The same with Beaulieu. Both are young and need experience that they cannot get in Hamilton. It worked for a very raw and young P.K. Subban in the playoffs.

Get well, Emelin and come back stronger and meaner next season!

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04-16-2013, 09:18 AM
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It's just pro sports guys, unless you've bet your house on the game, any game is essentially meaningless and these games, in particular are even more meaningless.

We're guaranteed a playoff spot and these guys have to recharge for the playoffs which start in a few days.

I don't know if recharging means they have to hit the gym and work out like crazy, or have a few 12 hours sleeps and completely unwind by a pool with a geisha and a Brett Hull cigarette.

Whatever it takes, it's the playoffs that matter.

What really bugged me? Beaulieu and the way he appears so darn lazy. He coasted back to touch an icing as he was Raymond Bourque after winning the Norris. Like he had all day and night. And when the opposition drives towards the net he only puts his stick out halfheartedly to try to stop the guy.
I'd much rather see Tinordi in there.

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04-16-2013, 09:25 AM
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It's just pro sports guys, unless you've bet your house on the game, any game is essentially meaningless and these games, in particular are even more meaningless.

We're guaranteed a playoff spot and these guys have to recharge for the playoffs which start in a few days.

I don't know if recharging means they have to hit the gym and work out like crazy, or have a few 12 hours sleeps and completely unwind by a pool with a geisha and a Brett Hull cigarette.

Whatever it takes, it's the playoffs that matter.

What really bugged me? Beaulieu and the way he appears so darn lazy. He coasted back to touch an icing as he was Raymond Bourque after winning the Norris. Like he had all day and night. And when the opposition drives towards the net he only puts his stick out halfheartedly to try to stop the guy.
I'd much rather see Tinordi in there.
You're misjudging him, he skates so smoothly that you think he's not skating his fastest. He's not a brute skater, he's a smooth skater and makes it seem effortless. Stop trying to hate on the 20 year old rook, he wasn't even our worst d-man last night.

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04-16-2013, 09:30 AM
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What really bugged me? Beaulieu and the way he appears so darn lazy. He coasted back to touch an icing as he was Raymond Bourque after winning the Norris. Like he had all day and night. And when the opposition drives towards the net he only puts his stick out halfheartedly to try to stop the guy.
I'd much rather see Tinordi in there.
I don't remember that specific play but Beaulieu is clearly not ready. The Beaulieu-Drewskie pairing was a nightmare last night. I have no idea why Beaulieu is playing instead of Weber, Tinordi, or even St-Denis.

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04-16-2013, 09:40 AM
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I don't remember that specific play but Beaulieu is clearly not ready. The Beaulieu-Drewskie pairing was a nightmare last night. I have no idea why Beaulieu is playing instead of Weber, Tinordi, or even St-Denis.
We need a skilled D that can keep up with Bouillon's uber PP skills on the 2nd wave.

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04-16-2013, 09:42 AM
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so per Boone, some of the "fans" last night couldn't maintain a moment of silence for the Boston victims? That's pathetic

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We need a skilled D that can keep up with Bouillon's uber PP skills on the 2nd wave.
I'm less worried about the 2nd wave of the PP (it's been a gong show all year anyway) and more worried about keeping pucks out of our own net.

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I'm less worried about the 2nd wave of the PP (it's been a gong show all year anyway) and more worried about keeping pucks out of our own net.
I'm being heavily sarcastic.

At this point, Beaulieu needs to go down and Tinordi needs to come back up.

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04-16-2013, 09:45 AM
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It seems to me that putting a guy who has been no more than a 7th (Drew) with a 20yr old rookie (Nathan) is a recipie for disaster.

Also hoping MT shakes up ALL the lines.

After 2 blowouts, I see no reason to continue to sit Kaberle. He might be soft but at least he's experienced.

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04-16-2013, 09:46 AM
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I'm being heavily sarcastic.

At this point, Beaulieu needs to go down and Tinordi needs to come back up.
Or I dunno... play Kaberle, Weber maybe?

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04-16-2013, 09:48 AM
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Or I dunno... play Kaberle, Weber maybe?
Kaberle yes, Weber no. Weber sucks

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Or I dunno... play Kaberle, Weber maybe?
Neither of them are shut down D.

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Beaulieu wasn't that good last night, if the Habs want to keep a rookie up here then it's time to bring back Tinordi and send Beaulieu back down

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so per Boone, some of the "fans" last night couldn't maintain a moment of silence for the Boston victims? That's pathetic
I was at the game. It was one guy who screamed and then a few others that cheered/screamed at him to shut up.

But yeah it was pathetic, everyone around me was shaking their heads.

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04-16-2013, 10:27 AM
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Neither of them are shut down D.
Both of them are more responsible in their own end. Don't get me wrong, Beaulieu has a bright future in the NHL, he's just not the right stop gap at this point in time.

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04-16-2013, 10:31 AM
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Hey guys! Slept through the game..Since I'm in Norway it was in the middle of the night.
What happened with Lars Eller? anyone have youtube clip?

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Hey guys! Slept through the game..Since I'm in Norway it was in the middle of the night.
What happened with Lars Eller? anyone have youtube clip?
Gustafsson slashed him behind the legs, Eller turns back around and tries a two hander around the chest of Gustafsson that misses, and Foster nails him from the side.

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I was at the game. It was one guy who screamed and then a few others that cheered/screamed at him to shut up.

But yeah it was pathetic, everyone around me was shaking their heads.
Ok that feel's better. what a dbag though

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Gustafsson slashed him behind the legs, Eller turns back around and tries a two hander around the chest of Gustafsson that misses, and Foster nails him from the side.
ok, thanks !

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After 2 blowouts, I see no reason to continue to sit Kaberle. He might be soft but at least he's experienced.
No reason?

There's a VERY good reason why the Habs aren't playing him.

The Habs are planning on buying him out this summer and they can't do that if he is injured. This is no secret. And that is why no matter how badly the D is playing that the Habs won't put him on the ice.

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It's called a slump because you're not supposed to be playing well. Mission accomplished.

So now what? Assuming Diaz is back to 100% by the playoffs, we're still the team that beat everyone (except Pittsburgh) during the season and CAN beat anyone in a series. Some people are worried about the Leafs, but it wasn't their dirty play that won the last game, it was 20 minutes of empty nets we offered them.

It stands to reason that any team that loses their focus and their game plan won't win. That's what we've been seeing the past week - a mental letdown. Letdown by our D, letdown by Price, letdown by our forward backchecking. Mental fatigue is tougher to battle than physical fatigue because you can't see it or give it a prognosis. But it's crept into the team's psyches and turned this confident, resilient team through 40 games into a frustrated, tentative group of players the last few games. That's the definition of a slump: The same people unable to get the same results.

Yeah, Habs got pushed around. But that wasn't an issue with physical teams like Boston or Ottawa. The difference? We were on our game against those teams. We lost our game last week against other teams. We'll get our game back. 12 goals in two games isn't the Habs. This isn't the Habs we'll see in round-one.

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