Pathetic hockey game. Embarrassing that the nation was submitted to this.
As you probably know, I've been very skeptical about this team's chances to compete this year for various reasons (too many guys who haven't played since last April, too many fragile players playing a schedule that will be crazy, coaching staff that seems questionable trying to change everything, lack of depth, etc). And this was before the Subban nonsense and Bouillon suddenly being nominated as our #2 defenceman.
Tonight succeeded in lowering my already low expectations. This will be a loooong short season.
A playoff team would have wiped the floor with us.
Marc, I think you should just relax a bit. ALLLLLLLL teams looked warped today. Heck, did you see parts of the LA game? They had intensity, ALLL of them (well, maybe not the Jets). But they ALLLLL lacked execution. Normal.
Diaz was overused, he isn't good enough to get that much TOI and Kaberle did let a couple puck go by because they were 1 ft in the air and fired at him. I know which one you are talking about.
Bourque needs to go back to his natural right wing position.
What are you talking about? Diaz was great and most people in the GDT agree. He didn't even have 15 minutes TOI. If he's not good enough for 15 minutes, he shouldn't be in the lineup (although he is because he was great).
Bourque played well on both sides, but played with absolute crap all game.
And Kaberle let about 4 or 5 pucks past him in the 3rd period alone. I like Kaberle, but that was not good. Don't pretend you know what I'm talking about if you really don't.
You have a sick 82yrd old Jean Beliveau at pre-game ceremony and the habs showed little or no emotion.Isn't therion there to lite the ***** of the players.It's only one game but it could be a long season
Not that bad actually. We know our D sucks, this should not be a surprise to anyone. I was really impressed we didn't lie down and die in the 3rd. We were the better team, now we just need to be the better team in the 1st two periods.
Not that bad. No injuries and Carey Price played well.
Victory or defeat doesn't change the following facts:
1- Karberle is not a top 6 D.
2- Lack of judgment from Therrien. How the hell that guy is on the ice in the last minute?
3- The habs defense has no depth and it shows.
4- Subban is the habs best player whenever you like it or not.
5- Eller is not a top 3 center.
6- No excuses.