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04-23-2013, 09:55 PM
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JJ Daignault, enough said.

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04-23-2013, 10:26 PM
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JJ Daignault, enough said.
Right, the assistant coach is the reason for this current slump. Things were good all year, but right now, it's JJD's fault.



I swear, every year I'm impressed by how bad it gets here.

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04-23-2013, 10:33 PM
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This is still mostly a team built to make the playoffs, not go through them.

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04-23-2013, 10:41 PM
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Losing sucks. We all felt it last year. I think the Habs are just tired. MT plays a higher tempo system compared to other teams and you can run out of gas even in a shortened season like this one. MT may need to tweak his plans a little next year to account for 82 games. No way you can skate the way the Habs do and maintain that pace without losing a step or two. If anything, we should be happy that the playoffs start next week since that atmosphere will generate a second wind.

I'm a little worried but not that worried. THERE WILL BE SOME GOOD HOCKEY COMING UP.

Anyone scared of the Leafs are pu**ies. They're a good team but so are the Bruins, Pens, Caps, Sens, Isles... you get the point. Why not we not face any of them and get a bye to the Finals? Nah man you gotta face the good teams and beat them... which is why winning in the playoffs are ever so sweet. You can't win 'em if you don't play 'em.

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04-23-2013, 11:46 PM
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Did aliens build the pyramids?

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04-23-2013, 11:50 PM
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Lol wut?

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04-24-2013, 12:16 AM
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This sudden turn of crappyness is to lower our expectation and be amazed when they win. Right?....

Or maybe it's to be super unpredictable when other teams look at their video reviews and try and devise a strategy against the habs, again right?

Or the reality is it's just a stupid slump that's killed the momentum that was built the day after clinching a playoff spot.

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04-24-2013, 12:42 AM
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I knew it. As soon as the optimism runs dry, and the "the playoffs are a new season" loses it's luster, the conspiracy theories will arrive.

How about this: We aren't very good. We're not horrible, but not very good. And yes, the first 40 games were a bit of luck, easy scheduling and running on fumes of a new coach, system, etc.
The scheduling wasn't easy and it wasn't luck. The team performed like it should, right now it is underperforming, NOT the other way around.

We'll see who's right in the playoffs I guess.

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04-24-2013, 01:23 AM
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I think not. But sucking on purpose can be achieved in a myriad of ways: putting defensive liabilities on the PK, breaking forward chemistry...

...Lego pieces in skate boots, sedatives in the Gatoraide...

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04-24-2013, 02:30 AM
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What I think is absolutely hilarious is that on the very day that they finally convince me that they're the real deal, they turn into crap.... just makes me laugh.

Whatever happens, this year was a big step forward. So maybe we're not as good a team as we seemed to be for most of the year but we're not as bad as we've been playing lately.

Big steps forward for Gallagher, Galchenyuk, Eller, Subban... just great development years and something to build on. I'm not worried about Price or Max. They'll turn it around, if not this year then next.

Even if we're four and out, it hasn't been a wasted year.

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04-24-2013, 04:37 AM
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Did aliens build the pyramids?
Ha! That is a more interesting question that deserves more serious evaluation.

What I'd like to know is why Roy deserted the Habs AGAIN, tonight. He made one solid save and then stormed off for Price.

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04-24-2013, 07:44 AM
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What I think is absolutely hilarious is that on the very day that they finally convince me that they're the real deal, they turn into crap.... just makes me laugh.

Whatever happens, this year was a big step forward. So maybe we're not as good a team as we seemed to be for most of the year but we're not as bad as we've been playing lately.

Big steps forward for Gallagher, Galchenyuk, Eller, Subban... just great development years and something to build on. I'm not worried about Price or Max. They'll turn it around, if not this year then next.

Even if we're four and out, it hasn't been a wasted year.
I've been saying this ALL season. Which is why I was really really impressed with Bergevin not getting lured in and dishing off draft picks. It's a half season, teams took a long time to get going and now that every one is hitting their stride, the Habs are showing that they just aren't there yet. Especially on the back-end and there's a few holes/roles to fill on the offensive side of things.

Hell, the Leafs are making the play-offs. Because every one knows the Leafs are only a good team for half a season.

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04-24-2013, 08:35 AM
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I've been saying this ALL season. Which is why I was really really impressed with Bergevin not getting lured in and dishing off draft picks. It's a half season, teams took a long time to get going and now that every one is hitting their stride, the Habs are showing that they just aren't there yet. Especially on the back-end and there's a few holes/roles to fill on the offensive side of things.

Hell, the Leafs are making the play-offs. Because every one knows the Leafs are only a good team for half a season.
It's true folks.

Everything in the hockey world is coming back to normal.

The Flyers are playing like the flyer.

The Capitals are playing like the Capitals.

The Sabres are playing like the Sabres.

And lo' and behold... The Canadiens are playing like the Canadiens.

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04-24-2013, 09:27 AM
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What I think is absolutely hilarious is that on the very day that they finally convince me that they're the real deal, they turn into crap.... just makes me laugh.

Whatever happens, this year was a big step forward. So maybe we're not as good a team as we seemed to be for most of the year but we're not as bad as we've been playing lately.

Big steps forward for Gallagher, Galchenyuk, Eller, Subban... just great development years and something to build on. I'm not worried about Price or Max. They'll turn it around, if not this year then next.

Even if we're four and out, it hasn't been a wasted year.
What amuses me is the people saying MaxPac has had a bad or tough year. Maybe he hasn't been as consistent, but he's still on a career scoring pace, he'd get over 70pts with just a few goals short of 30 in a full season, and yet people are saying he struggled.

But I'm with you, even if we get swept, it's been a successful year imo.
For the most part, I like what I've seen from management, our youngsters have shown great things, even prospects like Tinordi and Beaulieu demonstrated their skills and I was pleased with what I saw. Heck, even Dumont somewhat impressed me.

Markov's knee seem to finally have healed. Despite getting older, I expect him to be better next year. Two years off from competition is really tough. You can build as much muscles as you want and work on your conditioning but nothing compares to the gruesome fatigue of a NHL schedule with traveling, back to back games, physicality during those games, etc..
So unlike others who think Markov will lose an extra step and look slower next year, I believe he'll be better.

PK is becoming one of the best Dman in the NHL.

If Bergevin can make a few moves this summer to improve our top 6, make us a bit meaner, and add another top 4 stay at home D, we can be a very competitive team and solidify our reputation as one for years.

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04-24-2013, 09:49 AM
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What amuses me is the people saying MaxPac has had a bad or tough year. Maybe he hasn't been as consistent, but he's still on a career scoring pace, he'd get over 70pts with just a few goals short of 30 in a full season, and yet people are saying he struggled.

But I'm with you, even if we get swept, it's been a successful year imo.
For the most part, I like what I've seen from management, our youngsters have shown great things, even prospects like Tinordi and Beaulieu demonstrated their skills and I was pleased with what I saw. Heck, even Dumont somewhat impressed me.

Markov's knee seem to finally have healed. Despite getting older, I expect him to be better next year. Two years off from competition is really tough. You can build as much muscles as you want and work on your conditioning but nothing compares to the gruesome fatigue of a NHL schedule with traveling, back to back games, physicality during those games, etc..
So unlike others who think Markov will lose an extra step and look slower next year, I believe he'll be better.

PK is becoming one of the best Dman in the NHL.

If Bergevin can make a few moves this summer to improve our top 6, make us a bit meaner, and add another top 4 stay at home D, we can be a very competitive team and solidify our reputation as one for years.
He will not be adding much giving by DD the kind of money he gave him takes a big chunk out of the cap space we have left.

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