HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Montreal Canadiens
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

GDT: 28/10/06 Toronto @ Montreal 7PM EST RDS,CBC

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
10-29-2006, 07:54 AM
  #826
mcphee
Registered User
 
mcphee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 19,105
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Habnot View Post
It's not about nationality. For those who are not on the CRACK, Lats hasn't earned his spot on this team. Patrick Roy nailed it when he said that Lats basically made the team because of his name.
I have to disagree H. I believe that Carbo sees the kid as a project, and one that he'd like to oversee at the NHL level rather than the Q. Yeah, the story of local boy making good is a good one, and pertinent, but I believe he did show enough in pre-season to merit a look.

Every game he progresses,but he's obviously not playing at the same speed as everyone else on the ice. I mean that mentally more than in terms of skating. He was better last night than the game before and so on, so there's progress. Next, he has to actually learn to cycle and win 1 on 1's. If Carbo feels he'd like to educate him first hand, I don't see it as being a big deal. If the kid was a 5'11" slick shooter with no D awareness, I'd say yeah, send him down, we have plenty of those. He's being groomed to be a certain type of player though. I don't see the harm.

I also think Patrick Roy's next genuine comment will be his first. I don't recall an non agenda'd word from him over his many years.

mcphee is offline  
Old
10-29-2006, 07:57 AM
  #827
mcphee
Registered User
 
mcphee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 19,105
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike8 View Post
Higgins played in OT. He was paired up with Samsonov if memory serves me right. Took a shift right after Koivu-Ryder's first one.
I guess I missed it, or my attn. span is not what it was. I thought he had his worst game of the year though. Coming from me who was gaga over the kid after 10 games last year when he was barely on the 4th line.

mcphee is offline  
Old
10-29-2006, 08:28 AM
  #828
David_99
Registered User
 
David_99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Moncton, NB
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,751
vCash: 500
Hey guys, what was the lineup at the end of the game?

Higs - Koivu - Ryder
Sammy - Kovy - Perez
??? - Bonk - Johnson
??? - Begin - Murray

Where did Lats and Pleky end up?

Thanks!

David_99 is offline  
Old
10-29-2006, 08:41 AM
  #829
ROCKZO
Keuh Keuh Yeah !!!
 
ROCKZO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Diego
Country: United States
Posts: 1,686
vCash: 500
Wait ... Latendresse gets on the ice, creams a couple of leafs players, goes into traffic, creates chances ...

and we'Re complaining ?

as far as i'm concerned he did a much better job than Murray

ROCKZO is offline  
Old
10-29-2006, 08:44 AM
  #830
Mike8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 11,448
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by David_99 View Post
Hey guys, what was the lineup at the end of the game?

Higs - Koivu - Ryder
Sammy - Kovy - Perez
??? - Bonk - Johnson
??? - Begin - Murray

Where did Lats and Pleky end up?

Thanks!
Latendresse wound up with Bonk and Johnson; Plekanec with Begin and Murray.

Plekanec wound up taking the C's responsibilities on the fourth line.

Mike8 is offline  
Old
10-29-2006, 08:49 AM
  #831
Mike8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 11,448
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
I guess I missed it, or my attn. span is not what it was. I thought he had his worst game of the year though. Coming from me who was gaga over the kid after 10 games last year when he was barely on the 4th line.
Higgins' shift was forgettable. He turned the puck over and set up a nice Leafs scoring opportunity, so he didn't see any more OT ice-time after that.

He had a rough game. So did Koivu, I thought.


On Latendresse: I think he's starting to put it together as a legit NHL player at this point. The past few games he's started doing little things, such as winning battles at his own blueline then chipping it out to his centerman who's in full flight headed up ice. I also found him stronger on the puck and able to protect it better, while having some idea of what to do and where to go with it, even if he's not quite there yet.

Shifts have got to be shorter though. I remember one play where the Habs had been hemmed in their own zone for a long, long time ... Latendresse managed to dump it into the Leafs zone finally. And Latendresse went in after it, staying out there another 15-20 seconds. He was visibly tired, and he's not going to win many foot-races even when he's fresh, so he needs to get some discipline in that regard.

Mike8 is offline  
Old
10-29-2006, 09:42 AM
  #832
coolguy21415
HFBoards Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Country: Vietnam
Posts: 9,285
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike8 View Post
On Latendresse: I think he's starting to put it together as a legit NHL player at this point. The past few games he's started doing little things, such as winning battles at his own blueline then chipping it out to his centerman who's in full flight headed up ice. I also found him stronger on the puck and able to protect it better, while having some idea of what to do and where to go with it, even if he's not quite there yet.

Shifts have got to be shorter though. I remember one play where the Habs had been hemmed in their own zone for a long, long time ... Latendresse managed to dump it into the Leafs zone finally. And Latendresse went in after it, staying out there another 15-20 seconds. He was visibly tired, and he's not going to win many foot-races even when he's fresh, so he needs to get some discipline in that regard.
I think that it shows leadership and responsibility, letting his teammates change while he kept the pressure on. Even a tired forecheck is better than none at all, the last thing we need is to get caught on a change and give up a scoring opportunity.

I agree though, I thought Latendresse played commendably last night. He had more than one very good shift, and his forecheck was one of our better ones.

coolguy21415 is offline  
Old
10-29-2006, 09:49 AM
  #833
rafal majka
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: Japan
Posts: 894
vCash: 500
Don't know if anyone has posted this, but the way the Habs played for 50 minutes last night, it's as if the whole team is suffering from a bout of the flu. Slow, lethargic, lack of effort... they lacked that extra couple of gears they showed against Buffalo at the beginning of the season.

rafal majka is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2015 All Rights Reserved.