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10-15-2003, 07:55 AM
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We walked to the Bell Center, my first time there. It's an awesome place, like a museum and a hockey rink. It was amazing.
Wow, man, Quintal and Juneau arent THAT old!

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I don't get this logic. Sundstrom is a superior player when compared to Dackell and Juneau. He is cheaper, better defensively, stronger along the boards, and better offensively. He may not have shown it so far this season, but it's three games in and the Habs have played poor defensive clubs in their last two games.

If Sundstrom is used properly (as he was with Thornton and Ricci), he is an effective player on a checking or shut down line. His skills are decent enough to be pushed into a scoring role if needbe. He's a very versatile player.

Sundstrom is also capable of playing both sides, whereas Dackell is more comfortable on the right, and Juneau's far too slow to play ont he wing. If there's any buyers -- which is doubtful -- I would much prefer to see Dackell/Juneau moved, which would solve a whole lot of problems in terms of depth down the middle.
Bang on. I totally agree. Sundstrom is just a better all around, two way player than the other two. 'Nough said.

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Markovfan, I could have sworn that that guy looked like Dykhuis, but oh well.

Chris thought that the game last night was one of his better ones. Personally, I feel he's improving more and more each game, doing the little things. I can see him building his confidence, and wherever he ends up this season, it'll be all good things for him. I looked at the score sheet for him also in the waiting/wives' room. He logged about 9:30 minutes of ice, got about 2 mins of PK times and like 50 seconds of PP. His faceoff % was 22, winning 2 faceoffs and losing 7.


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Take care

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I think we'll see this lineup thursday night against the Pens...

Hossa-Ribeiro-Zednik
Ryder-Perreault-Audette
Ward-Koivu-Sundstrom
Dackell-Juneau-Bulis

With Koivu having a lot of PP and PK time...
Ok, but Koivu must play on the first line after a couple of games... And if a decision had to be made now, I would permutate the duo Hossa/Ribeiro with Ward/Koivu, to finally make these lines:

Zednik-Koivu-Ward
Ryder-Perreault-Audette
Bulis-Juneau-Dackell
Hossa-Ribeiro-Sundstrom/Bégin/Langdon

Tough decision...

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10-15-2003, 08:31 AM
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Hey,

I got the oppurtunity to go to the game last night to see my brother. My dad and I drove up yesterday afternoon. We went to my brothers hotel, and saw Komisarek. We talked for 10 minutes about his playing situation and just random stuff, and Mike gave us two tickets for my grandparents who also drove up.
We walked to the Bell Center, my first time there. It's an awesome place, like a museum and a hockey rink. It was amazing.

The opening ceremony was intense, with great cheers for Koviu and Brisebois(surprisingly).The game was great, I thought the Habs played real well. A few blurbs about a few players:

Theodore= played well, but I felt too many rebounds
Audette= I dont know how I feel about Audette, his goal was OK, dont think he deserved 2nd star though
Dackell=played strong, I wouldve given him 2nd star
Souray=threw his weight around nicely, played heads up
Ryder=took a stupid penalty, little puck hog-ish at times, but I guess he wants to prove he can bring something to the table
Perrault=awesome game, sweet goals, definitely deserved the 1str star
Brisebois=seemed panicky with the puck at times, a few bonehead passes, but he got a nice ovation when they said the roster in the beginning

After the game, we went downstairs to meet Chris, and I saw a few Habs. Koviu signed a few autographs, Quintal was with his family, Theodore was with what looked like one of his brothers and their girlfriends, Audette was with his family, I saw Dykhuis and his family, and someone I thought was Langdon. We walked down to where the Habs park their cars, and damn they have some nice rides. We drove back to the hotel, and said our goodbyes.

On the whole, I had a awesome time, it is incredible up there. The atomsphere is amazing.

Take care guys,

Kev
Sounds like a great time Kev. You'll have to keep updating us on your bro's trials and tribulations. It's awesome to have such an 'inside' among us.

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10-15-2003, 08:33 AM
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Ok, but Koivu must play on the first line after a couple of games... And if a decision had to be made now, I would permutate the duo Hossa/Ribeiro with Ward/Koivu, to finally make these lines:

Zednik-Koivu-Ward
Ryder-Perreault-Audette
Bulis-Juneau-Dackell
Hossa-Ribeiro-Sundstrom/Bégin/Langdon

Tough decision...
How do you mess with success? I see something like this against Pittsburgh:

Hossa-Ribeiro-Zednik
Ryder-Koivu-Perreault
Bulis-Juneau-Dackell
Sundstrom-Higgins-Ward

Put Donald in the pressbox. Begin will have to wait and we don't need Langdon for the Pens. I think the Higgins line deserves some more ice too. And we CAN'T take Ryder off the ice after what he's shown. NO FRICKEN WAY.

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10-15-2003, 08:41 AM
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How do you mess with success? I see something like this against Pittsburgh:

Hossa-Ribeiro-Zednik
Ryder-Koivu-Perreault
Bulis-Juneau-Dackell
Sundstrom-Higgins-Ward

Put Donald in the pressbox. Begin will have to wait and we don't need Langdon for the Pens. I think the Higgins line deserves some more ice too. And we CAN'T take Ryder off the ice after what he's shown. NO FRICKEN WAY.
Why break up the Ryder-Perreault-Audette line if its working?? I think putting Audette in the press box may be a bad idea, as it would work against the confidence he more than likely has been gaining over the past few games. An Audette with no confidence is useless to us, as he's mainly a scorer, and only does that when he is playing with confidence.

I normally agree with you on quite a few things, but this one I don't quite get the logic to.

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10-15-2003, 01:15 PM
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My take on last nights game.

Theodore got the job done, but he looks a tad shaky at times.

Quintal made some blunders, especially on the goal against.

Rivet makes me neverous at times out there. Not his best game

Markov didn't play that great either. He'll be better for sure

Souray looks good out there, playing somewhat physical, good to see

Hainsey is doing a good job so far, I don't think he's going down.

Perreault had 2 nice goals and was good in the faeoff circle. Good for him, but I will pray he gets traded every day till it happens.

Zednik is a puck hog

Ribeiro seems faster, but his lack of lower body strength will cause him problems all season long. Slow but steady improvement.

Hossa hasn't played that well IMO, but it will come. I wonder if he gets sent down at all.

Ryder played another good game, but took some bad penalties

Audette sucks, he goal was more of a bad goalie. This guy doesn't do jack in his own end. I can't stand him more then any other Hab

Juneau did ok same with Dackell

Ward isn't having a great start so far, but he'll bounce back i assume

Higgins looked good out there, good for him

I really like Bulis's speed, I wish he was more physical though.

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10-16-2003, 01:38 AM
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How do you mess with success? I see something like this against Pittsburgh:

Hossa-Ribeiro-Zednik
Ryder-Koivu-Perreault
Bulis-Juneau-Dackell
Sundstrom-Higgins-Ward

Put Donald in the pressbox. Begin will have to wait and we don't need Langdon for the Pens. I think the Higgins line deserves some more ice too. And we CAN'T take Ryder off the ice after what he's shown. NO FRICKEN WAY.
Dont you think its ironic you tell not to mess with success and then go ripping Ryder Perreault Audette line apart. Well suppose those three goals between Yanic and Donald we're all fluke after all.

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