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11-22-2013, 10:13 PM
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buy and set up new TV = Habs win. I wish I had the money to make this a routine.
We'll all help you with that in the playoffs.

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11-22-2013, 10:14 PM
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Space for the forwards they never use.

Something else the habs have missed for the longest time. Net front presence that can actually screen the goalie.
I dont dispute the forwards not using that space. The other teams are so worried about the guys on the blueline tho that it opens up the other options so much.

Other teams have better forwards play and/or net presence but dont have the blueline play the Habs got.

Its rare you have a PP without a weakness. The Habs weaknesses tho on the PP doesnt prevent them from performing well during the regular season.

In the playoffs tho, these weaknesses could be exposed.

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11-22-2013, 10:15 PM
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We'll all help you with that in the playoffs.
well, I'm 3/3 thus far in the last two years, so it wouldn't be a bad idea.

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11-22-2013, 10:19 PM
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I dont dispute the forwards not using that space. The other teams are so worried about the guys on the blueline tho that it opens up the other options so much.

Other teams have better forwards play and/or net presence but dont have the blueline play the Habs got.

Its rare you have a PP without a weakness. The Habs weaknesses tho on the PP doesnt prevent them from performing well during the regular season.

In the playoffs tho, these weaknesses could be exposed.
Agreed. I'm just astonished that it's not only good, but a great (?) powerplay.

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11-22-2013, 10:20 PM
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well, I'm 3/3 thus far in the last two years, so it wouldn't be a bad idea.
Ok, let's make a schedule now. We need to buy 16 TVs... so we need 16 "volunteers".

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11-22-2013, 10:23 PM
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Agreed. I'm just astonished that it's not only good, but a great (?) powerplay.
Testimony of PK and Markov skill

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11-22-2013, 10:27 PM
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Agreed. I'm just astonished that it's not only good, but a great (?) powerplay.
Are people still doubting the General? Every single year, he's been healthy, we've been a top 5 PP team.

13-14: 3rd at 23.9% (so far)
12-13: 5th at 20.7%
09-10: 2nd at 21.8% (despite Markov playing only 45 games, I remember the PP EXPLODED when he came back)
08-09: 13th at 19.2% (worst PP year for Markov but he played with Komisarek on the PP before we acquired Schneider)
07-08: 1st at 24.1%
06-07: 1st at 22.8%
05-06: 5th at 19.2%

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11-22-2013, 10:28 PM
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Budaj was awesome tonight.
Do you notice that Galchenyuk's shots are blocked so often or he shoots wide ?

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11-22-2013, 10:32 PM
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DD scores a goal and the PGT shrinks to only 6 pages at 11:32 pm.

A scoring DD is a bandwidth killer.

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11-22-2013, 10:47 PM
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I'd still think we can do better than Diaz and Gorges.
Weber & Keith better? Or Tinordi & Nygren better?

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11-22-2013, 10:53 PM
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Couldn't watch the game. How the GEP line looked?

Also, congrats to Desharnais for his first goal of the season. I wish him to be happy.

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11-22-2013, 11:04 PM
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Couldn't watch the game. How the GEP line looked?

Also, congrats to Desharnais for his first goal of the season. I wish him to be happy.
Plain and not not give enough TOI.

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11-22-2013, 11:06 PM
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Couldn't watch the game. How the GEP line looked?

Also, congrats to Desharnais for his first goal of the season. I wish him to be happy.
Pretty meh game from them tonight IMO. Didn't really notice them much. At least I didn't anyway.

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11-22-2013, 11:08 PM
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Couldn't watch the game. How the GEP line looked?

Also, congrats to Desharnais for his first goal of the season. I wish him to be happy.
People will disagree but Eller is holding this line back offensively (because he's the center). He's a beast on defense but he should be on the second line.

Add Prust who is a third liner and you have Galchenyuk who looked a bit lost.

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11-22-2013, 11:10 PM
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People will disagree but Eller is holding this line back offensively (because he's the center). He's a beast on defense but he should be on the second line.

Add Prust who is a third liner and you have Galchenyuk who looked a bit lost.
The egg line was leading the charge more often than not with Eller at center. Not sure how you can say he's holding back a line that has prust on it. The Egg line should have never been split up.

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11-22-2013, 11:12 PM
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Are people still doubting the General? Every single year, he's been healthy, we've been a top 5 PP team.

13-14: 3rd at 23.9% (so far)
12-13: 5th at 20.7%
09-10: 2nd at 21.8% (despite Markov playing only 45 games, I remember the PP EXPLODED when he came back)
08-09: 13th at 19.2% (worst PP year for Markov but he played with Komisarek on the PP before we acquired Schneider)
07-08: 1st at 24.1%
06-07: 1st at 22.8%
05-06: 5th at 19.2%
He's still among the very best PP QBs in the league. And having two guys who can do this now is incredible. Just foolish that they both don't play the full two minutes on each PP. It doesn't get any better than those two.

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11-22-2013, 11:16 PM
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That thread is pure gold.....

"He's only played 105 games in the NHL........." was repeated over and over again.

Glad to see him back and contributing.
I'm just glad he's healthy. Because it would absolutely suck to pay him this cash and then have him come back and not be the same.

To be honest, I haven't really noticed him out there. And I suppose that's a good thing because it means he's not making mistakes. And that alone is a step up from the Bouillurray combo that would've been the alternative.

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11-22-2013, 11:21 PM
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People will disagree but Eller is holding this line back offensively (because he's the center). He's a beast on defense but he should be on the second line.

Add Prust who is a third liner and you have Galchenyuk who looked a bit lost.
Not sure what point you're trying to make here... He's holding back a line that has a third liner not exactly known for his offensive flair and a kid who, as you say, looked "lost"? Eller as of now is every bit as good as chuckie offensively, maybe even better, that will change of course in the future.

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11-22-2013, 11:39 PM
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Not sure what point you're trying to make here... He's holding back a line that has a third liner not exactly known for his offensive flair and a kid who, as you say, looked "lost"? Eller as of now is every bit as good as chuckie offensively, maybe even better, that will change of course in the future.
No, right now Galchenyuk is better offensively than Eller. Eller is much better defensively though.

Bottom line is that Eller is a very good #2 center but let's not kid ourselves, he does not have the creativity of a #1 center. Galchenyuk should be the one who controls the puck. Chuckie has made a lot of plays for Eller this season.

This is what I mean by holding the line back. Obviously it's not gonna happen, but if Eller was winger and Galchenyuk center, it would work better and the line would score more regardless of who is the third guy.

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No, right now Galchenyuk is better offensively than Eller. Eller is much better defensively though.

Bottom line is that Eller is a very good #2 center but let's not kid ourselves, he does not have the creativity of a #1 center. Galchenyuk should be the one who controls the puck. Chuckie has made a lot of plays for Eller this season.

This is what I mean by holding the line back. Obviously it's not gonna happen, but if Eller was winger and Galchenyuk center, it would work better and the line would score more regardless of who is the third guy.
This is so wrong... You need to watch Galchenyuk play... He's horrible defensively and he's more often than not, invisble.

Give him time ffs.

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11-23-2013, 12:18 AM
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This is so wrong... You need to watch Galchenyuk play... He's horrible defensively and he's more often than not, invisble.

Give him time ffs.
Are you serious? Horrible defensively? He's average defensively but saying he's horrible is wrong.
And he must be pretty invisible. After all, he's only leading all forwards with 16 pts in 23 games not even playing his natural position.

If someone is invisible it's Eller the last couple of games.

BTW-Don't get me wrong,I love Eller. I just think he's been bad offensively in the last few games.

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11-23-2013, 12:21 AM
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This is so wrong... You need to watch Galchenyuk play... He's horrible defensively and he's more often than not, invisble.

Give him time ffs.
I would say it's somewhere in the middle. Both your opinions are on the extreme. Galch isn't fully ready to take over.

However to say more often then not he is invisible is laughable too. Pretty much Mtl most productive forward. Thats pretty hard to do being invisible.

Defensively he is rough. He is also playing out of position too which will cause some errors, not as much as when he is center cause of more responsibility but not always sure where as a winger he should be

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On this team theres players who will always need to fight against the fans of our team (Eller, Price, Moen, Bourque), players who will need to fight against fans of other teams(Subban, Markov, Gallagher) and players who can do no wrong (Galchenyuk, Subban)

Irritating to say the least.

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11-23-2013, 01:40 AM
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He's still among the very best PP QBs in the league. And having two guys who can do this now is incredible. Just foolish that they both don't play the full two minutes on each PP. It doesn't get any better than those two.
I wrote this summer that Marky if healthy could play effectively for another 3-4 years.

A lot of guys here disagreed with that.

Even though I agree with the youth movement, I have never included Marky in the trade effective vets for youth/picks approach. I do include Gio, Moen and Bourque however. And possibly Pleks.

Marky is where you and I diverged LG.

I was right. You were wrong. I am a better man than you, smarter, faster and stronger, and a better lover of women. I am magnificent, a god, while you are you just a lowly bug.

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