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02-09-2014, 10:15 AM
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Recipe for Disaster Lines for the Playoffs

Pacioretty-Desharnais-Gallagher
Briere-Plekanec-Gionta
Galchenyuk-Eller-Bournival/Bourque
Prust-White-Weise/Moen/Parros

Desharnais has 2 assists in 10 playoffs games, usually disappears when the game gets physical. Lets home we don't play Toronto, Boston, Ottawa. Then again do you think he can go up against Pitsburgh's Crosby, Malkin? Pacioretty has 0 points in 4 playoffs games. If DD struggles to get Pacioretty the puck, MaxPac will need to do everything himself. Gallagher produces regardless of his lines. He's got 2 goals in 5 playoffs game. That's our first line in the playoffs.

Briere in the past was a beast in the playoffs. He has 109 points in 108 playoffs games. Since Gionta arrived to Montreal, he's been almost 1 point per game in the playoffs. Same with Plekanec in his last 3 playoffs seasons he's almost a point a game player in the playoffs. Our second line brings it in the playoffs but at 5'7", 5'10", 5'8" they can only do so much.

The Galchenyuk-Eller-fill in the blank line is still young and will learn with more games.

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Not sure I get your point. How is it a disaster if we have a whole line of 1ppg players? How is their height a problem if they actually produce?

As for Desharnais, I checked his stats against Toronto, Ottawa and Boston last 3 seasons. Overall, he scored 25 points in 39 games and was +12. Really not that great, but he hardly "disappeared" from the score sheet against these physical teams.

Obviously, this team isn't a contender. But to me, only Boston and Pittsburgh are really serious in that department. I just hope our Habs can win a round or 2 so the younger players can gain some experience.

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Not sure I get your point.
This is your first rockjngo thread, right?

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Add Tampa, Columbus, and Philly to that list of physical teams.

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Well if Toronto, Ottawa, Boston, Tampa, Columbus and Philadelphia all make the playoffs I'm pretty sure we're not going to need to worry about which team we play....

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Not sure I get your point. How is it a disaster if we have a whole line of 1ppg players? How is their height a problem if they actually produce?

As for Desharnais, I checked his stats against Toronto, Ottawa and Boston last 3 seasons. Overall, he scored 25 points in 39 games and was +12. Really not that great, but he hardly "disappeared" from the score sheet against these physical teams.

Obviously, this team isn't a contender. But to me, only Boston and Pittsburgh are really serious in that department. I just hope our Habs can win a round or 2 so the younger players can gain some experience.
And i checked Desharnais stats against Ottawa and Boston in the PO.. 2 points in 10 games. Season and PO is a diffetent type of hockey, not much PP in the PO.

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Oh rockjngo

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Not sure I get your point. How is it a disaster if we have a whole line of 1ppg players? How is their height a problem if they actually produce?

As for Desharnais, I checked his stats against Toronto, Ottawa and Boston last 3 seasons. Overall, he scored 25 points in 39 games and was +12. Really not that great, but he hardly "disappeared" from the score sheet against these physical teams.

Obviously, this team isn't a contender. But to me, only Boston and Pittsburgh are really serious in that department. I just hope our Habs can win a round or 2 so the younger players can gain some experience.
Wow, amen. Spot on.

We wont be legit contender until a year or two

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I think most people are aware of the question marks that this club faces going into the playoffs. Theres 7 teams in this league that have a legit shot at the Stanley cup. Montreal's question marks may be different than most teams , but the bottom line is that they are not in that group of 7. Only Pittsburgh and boston represent the east in that group.

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I think most people are aware of the question marks that this club faces going into the playoffs. Theres 7 teams in this league that have a legit shot at the Stanley cup. Montreal's question marks may be different than most teams , but the bottom line is that they are not in that group of 7. Only Pittsburgh and boston represent the east in that group.
As right as you may be, if Price catches lightning in a bottle, next thing you know we're in the conference finals on a string of 1-0 and 2-1 wins.
Is it a likely possibility?
The way Price has been playing at times this year it sure is

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What are we getting at here? It seems new and with solid evidence.

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Holy small sample size batman. Can't judge a player's playoff performance based on less than 10 games.

Anyway I'd rather have the Habs play a team like Pittsburgh. Plekanec's line can be killer at shutting down the opposition's top line, which can have a big impact on the goals against.

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As right as you may be, if Price catches lightning in a bottle, next thing you know we're in the conference finals on a string of 1-0 and 2-1 wins.
Is it a likely possibility?
The way Price has been playing at times this year it sure is
For sure, theres potential for a Cinderella story in the nhl, especially in an olympic year. If the stars align, maybe montreal can be that team, like they were in 2010.

However, Cinderella teams only go on runs. The journey usually ends short of the cup.

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Wow, amen. Spot on.

We wont be legit contender until a year or two
I agree except for the 2nd part because I've heard this for years and it seems like every year it gets pushed back

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Briere - Desharnais - Gionta

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Teams who went deep in the last few years played solid D and the same type of game used by Therrien. NJ,PHX,NSH are good exemple. With Price on top of his game it's possible. In order to do that you need 4 lines :

Bournival-Plekanec-Gionta
Pacioretty-Desharnais-Weise
Galchenyuk-Eller-Gallagher
Moen-White-Prust

Bourque and Briere reserve.

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Oh look a disguised DD bashing thread.
Pure HFB gold.

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Briere - Desharnais - Gionta
That actually would not be bad for a third line..

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Teams who went deep in the last few years played solid D and the same type of game used by Therrien. NJ,PHX,NSH are good exemple. With Price on top of his game it's possible. In order to do that you need 4 lines :

Bournival-Plekanec-Gionta
Pacioretty-Desharnais-Weise
Galchenyuk-Eller-Gallagher
Moen-White-Prust

Bourque and Briere reserve.
Not a big fan of Bourque but he was one of our best in the PO last year and Briere was mainly acquired for his past PO performances. So thumbs down for your lines.

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If we order each of our forward lines with the best players in their position, it would look like this:

Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gallagher
Bournival - Galchenyuk - Gionta
Prust - Desharnais - Bourque
Moen - Briere - Weise
Eller, White are left out

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If we order each of our forward lines with the best players in their position, it would look like this:

Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gallagher
Bournival - Galchenyuk - Gionta
Prust - Desharnais - Bourque
Moen - Briere - Weise
Eller, White are left out
So not a single line that has been tried in the regular season ?I don't think so.

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All I know is that I can't wait for the playoffs to start so that Price can get this "playoff-choker" reputation off his back, since we're all pretty sure he's not going to suddenly lay an egg after the Vezina-worthy season he's having and how his new form has rounded out.

Then again, the reputation is mainly on the main board so I'm not entirely sure 16 shutouts would erase it either.

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That actually would not be bad for a third line..
Well in the playoffs i'm not sure they could actually touch the puck!

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One thing i would do is to keep Briere in the top 6. Still think hes gonna be a clutch player.

Pacioretty-DD-Briere
Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta
EGG
Moen-Prust-Weise/Bournival

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