Honestly, I believe we'll win. Subban scoring at the end of the game five game me irrational hope that they won't just give up.
It was very 2011 gm7 down a goal. That was pure awesome.
I also get hope from that, but the problem is not Subban. It was never Subban. He single handedly (I don't count Price in this cuz to me he's just out of this world and has been every game, as opposed to Rask who loses his **** constantly) lifts this team.
We all know where the problem lies. The question, the big question is what the response will be. Maybe that's why we love sports and particularly the Habs. The drama. People have given up, talking about golfing, series over, yada yada. It's just trying to protect yourself emotionally.
But if we win next game, I guarantee those same people will be back with gm7 winning predictions. All we need to see are 2-3 players elevate their game to a reasonable level.
I give props to mt for taking the training wheels off Bournival this post season. He needed into do it with Tinordi as well. Riding vets like Bouillon and Murray will cost the series.
Some of his other adjustments such as playing Prust past night is still a head scratcher. How did Ryan White not warrant at least one game?
DD 19 playoff games, 5 points. This is why most of us were scratching our heads when Bergevin signed him to that ridiculous contract.
Pacioretty 13 playoff games, 4 points. He and DD are responsible for this upcoming series loss. When Boston realized that the DD line brought nothing they shifted their attention to the Eller line thus stopping them as well.
Why is it that a team like Boston can employ all of these young D and we can't even get a look at our young D? Beaulieu would do well given the chance. Habs have no transition game and Beaulieu would have helped.
Prust better be out next game again. The guy is injured that is obvious. Murray needs to go. I expect Cube to be back in. I would sit Bournival for White too.
I expect the only changes will be Briere and Cube back in even though I would've loved to see Tinner in this series.
Heart and soul is all good but it's clear that Prust isn't healthy enough to be effective. If MT wants a physical presence then why not play White? I'm hoping to see Prust out and Briere in. Elimination game on home ice, he'll be ready to go clutch!
Having a guy like Briere in the lineup will also create some more speed which should be what we focus on since we're not going to beat the bruins by trying to play in the physical department,