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01-10-2007, 05:06 PM
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Lapierre on 2nd line....

In practice today anyways according to RDS (Tv)

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Ridiculus... Grabs was doing well... Lapierre a 2nd line center ? Come on...

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According to tsn ice chips

Projected Lines vs. Flyers (01/11):

Forwards:
Latendresse - Koivu - Ryder
Sansonov - Lapierre - Kovalev
Higgins - Plekanec - Johnson
Perez - Murray - Streit (Downey)

Defence:
Komisarek - Markov
Rivet - Souray
Dandeneault - Bouillion


http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?fid=10460&hubname=

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Great move! This is just what Samsonov needs.

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Ridiculus... Grabs was doing well... Lapierre a 2nd line center ? Come on...

Grabovski - 0G 0A 0P
Lapierre - 3G 1A 4P

how is that ridiculous?

sure...Grabs has great moves and is very quick...but he was unproductive for us the short time he was here...

Lapierre DID make the most of his oppurtunity...even if he was on the 4th line for most of the games he played...I think he is very deserving of this promotion!

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Wait and see, we'll see if I'm wrong.

Not very wise to compare young player by their stats btw.

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Not very wise to compare young player by their stats btw.

please enlighten me as to why?
what are we supposed to compare them by?

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I was hoping Grabs would be sent down to make room for Bonk...not Murray

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I don't like the idea of Lapierre with Kovalev. It may have been just practice, Bonk unavailabale until tomorrow

Lapierre tends to just want to work it low, and he'll have a rough time reading Kovalev, who is very clear about wanting the puck in the corners. I'd hate to see him tentative right now. Then again, I could be wrong.

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Grabovski - 0G 0A 0P
Lapierre - 3G 1A 4P

how is that ridiculous?

sure...Grabs has great moves and is very quick...but he was unproductive for us the short time he was here...

Lapierre DID make the most of his oppurtunity...even if he was on the 4th line for most of the games he played...I think he is very deserving of this promotion!
you are talking about the first time we called him up... if we compare them since the last 3 games, Lapierre didnt do anything special to deserve a spot on the second line (0 pts and -2 in 3 games). He wasnt as dominant as he was the first time in december. I'm not saying that he's not a good player but he doesnt deserves the spot more than other regular players on the team

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Grabovski - 0G 0A 0P
Lapierre - 3G 1A 4P

how is that ridiculous?

sure...Grabs has great moves and is very quick...but he was unproductive for us the short time he was here...

Lapierre DID make the most of his oppurtunity...even if he was on the 4th line for most of the games he played...I think he is very deserving of this promotion!
Because stats are a skewed analysis? Its been said times and times again. Why do you have Samsonov in the lineup if ur looking only at stats? Why do you have Murray? Stats are only half the story.

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Amen

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Canadiens move Lapierre to new line
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=191662&hubname=

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I like this move because it allows us to have the same 1st and 3rd lines as yesterday. Latendresse belongs on the first line and Higgins/Plekanec play very well together.

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exactly what i said a month ago, lappiere with make space for these danglers.

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At least give him a shot, maybe he could turn out well, we really have nothing to lose...

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Because stats are a skewed analysis? Its been said times and times again. Why do you have Samsonov in the lineup if ur looking only at stats? Why do you have Murray? Stats are only half the story.
thats true...I agree with that..stats ARE only half the story...but I think Lapierre has showed that he CAN play and PRODUCE in the NHL...dont get me wrong...Grabs has a LOT of potential...and i definitely see him being a future 1st or 2nd line centerman with the big boys...but as someone stated in another post/thread...he still needs a bit of refining...which will obviously come with time

also...correct me if im wrong...but the Habs can't send down Murray or Samsonov even if they wanted to without him having to clear waivers...and we all know that wont happen!

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01-10-2007, 05:57 PM
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It's worth a shot. Here's an analysis.

We know that Samsonov is a peripherical player with some dangling abilities and that Kovalev is Kovalev but that he is usually unmotivated in his 5-on-5 shifts, waiting for his shot on the PP. Kovalev usually plays best with players he respects.

Neither of those two guys are known as being the "Go in the corner to dig the puck out / Get in front of the net to screen / Get under the opponent's skin" types. Lapierre can do those things, which will help both of the wingers getting scoring chances.

There's a possibility that Kovalev won't be impressed with Lapierre and mail it in on 5-on-5 like he has done with Plekanec. I feel that Plekanec never earned Kovalev's respect as a hockey player which is why that line never worked, along with Samsonov's inability at passing or shooting the puck. Lapierre probably doesn't have it coming in, being a rookie, even more of one than Plekanec was. Lapierre will have to work hard here to impress the Czar. But if he can do it, I feel this can be a solution.

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lol...i love these quotes...
from tsn.ca...

''I have a simple game to play - I go in the corner, get the puck and drive the net. I think they'll like it,'' said the six-foot-two 195-pound Lapierre, a second-round draft pick in 2003.

But it is Kovalev who calls the shots on that trio.

''I need him to go to the net, not in the corners,'' Kovalev pronounced. ''I'll play in the corners.

''I wouldn't mind seeing him score more goals than I do, so I'll set up the play.''

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At least give him a shot, maybe he could turn out well, we really have nothing to lose...
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lol...i love these quotes...
from tsn.ca...

''I have a simple game to play - I go in the corner, get the puck and drive the net. I think they'll like it,'' said the six-foot-two 195-pound Lapierre, a second-round draft pick in 2003.

But it is Kovalev who calls the shots on that trio.

''I need him to go to the net, not in the corners,'' Kovalev pronounced. ''I'll play in the corners.

''I wouldn't mind seeing him score more goals than I do, so I'll set up the play.''


Kovalev sounds like the boss from Office Space. "Yeaaah...I'm going to have to ask you to go to the net, if it's not too much trouble. Could you do that for me? Thaaanks a bunch."

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I was hoping Grabs would be sent down to make room for Bonk...not Murray
thats what i dont get...
why replace grabs with murray

but carbo seems to like murray i duno i duno

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thats true...I agree with that..stats ARE only half the story...but I think Lapierre has showed that he CAN play and PRODUCE in the NHL...dont get me wrong...Grabs has a LOT of potential...and i definitely see him being a future 1st or 2nd line centerman with the big boys...but as someone stated in another post/thread...he still needs a bit of refining...which will obviously come with time

also...correct me if im wrong...but the Habs can't send down Murray or Samsonov even if they wanted to without him having to clear waivers...and we all know that wont happen!
Like the team would be in trouble if they lose Murray...

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Lapierre may just open things up and create some room for the two ruskies. Stats or no stats Lapierre seems to make things happen when he's on the ice. I think his role will be to retrieve the puck, cause havok, crash and get in front of the net (at least I hop so ). I hope it works out!

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Lappierre on 2nd Line

TSN has reported that Lappierre will be centering Kovy and Sammy.
What a line this is going to be!!!!

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