Sure. I just stated Briere because it would make a lot of people sad.
Originally Posted by Crimson Skorpion
If Galchenyuk did a simple toe drag and snapped a shot glove side on Reimer, I'd go nuts.
I just really want to see a big year out of this guy. What he does weighs heavy for us. It's not fair to have these kinds of expectations/hopes but it is what it is. We haven't had a prospect like him in a long time.
Id love to see the leafs try and goon it up right from the start and try and make the actual game a sideshow to the glorification of their phony tough guy act, only to have us use our new found grit to calm things down. Then we simply out play them because their lucky shooting percentage dries up and we take advantage of the large number of shots they give up.
Oh and Kadri gets roughed up when he tries to hide behind the linesmen after charging someone.
This season can be won or lost in the Leaf/Habs opening night, if the Randy Carlyle's goon squad has the opportunity to pummel the smaller Habs. Therrien should have White, Parros, Prust, Murray, Moen and Tinordi in the lineup and ready to tango. A message needs to be sent from the opening night to all teams, that the Habs will not be pushed around. Otherwise the Habs could be one of the teams leading the league in players missing games due to injuries, as they were 2nd most games lost to injury behind Edmonton two years ago.
I don't want the Habs to have to play this way, but it's a whole lot better than watching our players getting beaten into submission by injuries.