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09-16-2013, 09:06 PM
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I kinda like that Desharnais sucks, because it'll force Therrien's hand into giving our best centres a shot with our best winger for once.
You actually believe that? Or do you want to believe it? Therrien will ride Desharnais-Pacioretty to the death.

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About Murray, the only thing that worries me is that a few times tonight he lost his defensive positioning when he pivoted. He managed to close the lane every time with solid stick work though.
He's looked faster than last season, I think he will be a good signing.

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If last year was a fluke i.e. we played way over our heads (many believe this)
And this year's pre-season turns out to be the pre-seaons of 2011-2012
I don't understand how you can brush off back to back loses as no big deal
Because our 2nd line was Leblanc, White, and Moen, and half the game was played by a cold Robert Mayer. If you seriously believe we can draw conclusions about the rest of the season from that kind of lineup then I don't know what to tell you.

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You actually believe that? Or do you want to believe it? Therrien will ride Desharnais-Pacioretty to the death.
na he'll split them at some point, I BELIEVE!

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Are they annoncing the cut tonight?

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The only that bothers me is that I know that Pacioretty won't be separated from Desharnais this season (again, sigh) and that no matter how much they don't produce (if it happens), the Desharnais-Pacioretty combo will be out to start every powerplay and will get all the 5 on-3s.

Sigh.
because one player on the team has to get special treatment. why? well we all know why, but lets not say it because we cant make it a 'P...ical' issue.

what a f-up by bergevin.

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I kinda like that Desharnais sucks, because it'll force Therrien's hand into giving our best centres a shot with our best winger for once.
Keep dreaming.

Took em forever to get rid of Gomez, Kaberle...Its a money move and it comes form the top.

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Briere was pretty great. Stealing pucks, being shifty, creating plays. He looks happy and motivated. As much as he showed chemistry with DD and Max, I hope that's not a line this year. Imagine what Briere could do for Plekanec, who often lacks the creative flair in his playmaking. Briere would be a great addition to that line in place of Gionta. Briere would be the puck carrier and the primary playmaker, Bourque would be the muscle and the goal scorer, and Plekanec would be the balance. Hopefully that ends up being a reality come october.

Murray played his role well tonight. He intimidated, got some decent hits in, and protected his teammates. He was caught on a goal or two, but he didn't have much help. Keeping in mind he's a 3rd pairing guy, he played well. Keep your expectations in check, and you'll come to realize how important this guy will be when the ******** from Boston and Philly come to visit.
I was pretty happy on the way Briere played tonight and I can't wait until he finally gets a goal.
Murray can be effective for us but he should only play on the PK and 3rd pairing. Anything more and we are going to have issues.

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What player would say they don't want a teammate on their team?

To be fair, going back to your last GDT post, you can't really defend DD on his penalty resulting in a goal then bash Moen for his penalty resulting in a goal. I think you just notice DD critics more because you disagree with it while Moen for example you don't notice it as much.
You attack me, yet don't even bother to reply.
Troll much?

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na he'll split them at some point, I BELIEVE!
At least you have faith.

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The only that bothers me is that I know that Pacioretty won't be separated from Desharnais this season (again, sigh) and that no matter how much they don't produce (if it happens), the Desharnais-Pacioretty combo will be out to start every powerplay and will get all the 5 on-3s.

Sigh.
Pacioretty should be playing with Plekanec. The possession ability between the two of them would allow us to even use Briere on that line for a playmaking touch.

It's a complete waste of Pacioretty's ability to limit him to playing with exploitation scorers.

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You actually believe that? Or do you want to believe it? Therrien will ride Desharnais-Pacioretty to the death.
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Keep dreaming.

Took em forever to get rid of Gomez, Kaberle...Its a money move and it comes form the top.
I want to believe.

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Pacioretty should be playing with Plekanec. The possession ability between the two of them would allow us to even use Briere on that line for a playmaking touch.

It's a complete waste of Pacioretty's ability to limit him to playing with exploitation scorers.
Desharnais is a black mark on Bergevin's alarmingly mole-covered face.

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Why i feel Briere's signing was not a good fit:
-Can't play with Desharnais, because they'll never get on a consistant basis good puck possession
-(probably) Can't play with Plekanec, for defensive reasons
-Who knows if he can play well with Eller
I think Eller Galchenyuck Briere would work.
Put honey badger with DDH and Max to bring energy and it splits our two young guns up.

Watching tonight Leblanc and Bournival were the two best at making the team. I like what i saw from Nystrom as well but he needs a good year at AHL level to learn the North American game.

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They need timessssssss, we're gonna give them timesssssssssssssss. On the Desharnais line.

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Pacioretty should be playing with Plekanec. The possession ability between the two of them would allow us to even use Briere on that line for a playmaking touch.

It's a complete waste of Pacioretty's ability to limit him to playing with exploitation scorers.
I generally oppose the hate DD gets here...

But this is what should happen.

Besides, DD would fit pretty well with Bourque and... well, IMO, Leblanc's ahead, if we don't want to play Prust anywhere else than on the 4th line.

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Therrien on the desharnais line***

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Well that was a disappointing game.

Who played well? I only watched parts of the game because I was in class.

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09-16-2013, 09:13 PM
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As of now, this.

But I suspect that an offensive player like Thomas might look better with guys like Plekanec and Bourque (guys that actually have some offensive instinct AND experience) than with Dumont and Hudon.

Still, I really like what Leblanc did and believe he could turn into a very useful player. The Higgins comparison somebody made earlier seems pretty accurate in term of what he could become if he continues to work that hard.
I believe Thats me who made the Higgins comparaison

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I was pretty happy on the way Briere played tonight and I can't wait until he finally gets a goal.
Murray can be effective for us but he should only play on the PK and 3rd pairing. Anything more and we are going to have issues.
Agree on both counts. Like I said about Murray, we need to check our expectations. His biggest impact will be between the whistles. Not too many guys will want to go with him, and even besides that he simply has the mass and strength to clear the crease with ease. Price will benefit quite a bit.

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09-16-2013, 09:15 PM
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Well that was a disappointing game.

Who played well? I only watched parts of the game because I was in class.
Dietz played well.
Leblanc played well - arguably the best forward.
Fournier has future in MMA.
Moen utterly useless.
Murray will be useful.
Thomas made me cringe.
Max Pac was a bit off.
DD put two points while being a non factor and PRESUMABLY took a stupid penalty that I never witness because I was taking a **** at that moment. Watsatheo's blaming the **** for my lack of infuriatedness at DD's penalty.

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09-16-2013, 09:16 PM
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Desharnais Pacioretty and Briere is NOT going to work. Pacioretty is a shooter who can play a bit of a N/S game but he's not a grinder. Briere and DD are great play-makers but small and weak and won't win the puck battles to feed Max. Can't any coaches ****ing see this?

They need to move someone like Bourque to that line...but then we're left with the likes of Gionta and Briere as small weak wingers on other lines. It's a problem.

who's the ****ing puck winners?

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Pacioretty should be playing with Plekanec. The possession ability between the two of them would allow us to even use Briere on that line for a playmaking touch.

It's a complete waste of Pacioretty's ability to limit him to playing with exploitation scorers.
Yep it is so why does MT keep doing it?

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I generally oppose the hate DD gets here...

But this is what should happen.

Besides, DD would fit pretty well with Bourque and... well, IMO, Leblanc's ahead, if we don't want to play Prust anywhere else than on the 4th line.
It's not even a matter of hate to point out that he's not a first liner, it's that he's most useful exploiting weaker competition, so is Bourque, put them together with a Prust or Leblanc (or even Gionta eventually), and they could very well be effective, freeing Pacioretty to play on the first line.

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Yep it is so why does MT keep doing it?
"Chemistry"

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