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01-26-2006, 11:48 PM
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The worst is over......

Look at our schedule and look at where we are in the standings. The rest of our schedule isn't so bad and we are still in very good position for a playoff spot. January was our killer month and we're almost out of it. None of the teams around us have proven that they are any good either. I think we're in good shape....and Gainey/Carbo haven't even begun to work their magic yet.

The first sparks I've seen are from Huet, Bulis and Plekanec. Streit and Bouillon have improved their play filling in for Markov. I liked what I saw on the PK tonight also. They looked more like a unit and were more aggressive.

In another week and a half Markov will be back and we have a fairly easy schedule the rest of the way. A good trade would help, but don't hold your breath.

Here comes the big charge...

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01-26-2006, 11:56 PM
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after toronto and up until the olympics it is:

Montreal vs Carolina
Montreal at Boston
Montreal vs Boston
Montreal vs Philadelphia
Montreal vs Buffalo
Montreal at Buffalo
Montreal vs Atlanta

that doesnt look so easy. all those teams are either better or hotter.

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01-27-2006, 12:02 AM
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Follow that up with a 6 game road trip right after the Olympic break.

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01-27-2006, 01:07 AM
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The worst must be over because it can't possibly get any worse.

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Can it ?

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01-27-2006, 01:25 AM
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The worst must be over because it can't possibly get any worse.
Oh yeah can it!

ask Phat Quinn or Michel Therien

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01-27-2006, 01:34 AM
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Oh yeah can it!

ask Phat Quinn or Michel Therien
Therrien has a young and weak team to his defense.. At least they are playing with heart.. Habs have a high payroll and giving no effort.

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01-27-2006, 02:01 AM
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The way they are playing now I say the Canadiens wont make the playoffs.

They need to improve drastically or making the playoffs wont even matter because they'll get owned in the first round when they meet the Senators or Hurricanes.

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01-27-2006, 04:17 AM
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Montreal vs Toronto - LOSS
Montreal vs Carolina - LOSS
Montreal at Boston - WIN
Montreal vs Boston - LOSS
Montreal vs Philadelphia - LOSS
Montreal vs Buffalo - LOSS
Montreal at Buffalo - WIN
Montreal vs Atlanta - LOSS

Prove me wrong boys.

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01-27-2006, 05:00 AM
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well, we are playing boston quite a bit coming up. If history is to tell us anything, they usually provide the habs with the tonic that can turn our season around

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01-27-2006, 07:13 AM
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The Habs Schedule is far better going forward.
In fact March is a very heavy month but the Habs play 13 very beatable teams and only 2-3 top teams.
IF the Habs are to make the playoffs, that's when it will happen.

If the Habs can get to March and stay within 2-5 points from a playoff spot then they have a good shot.

All it takes is a short winning streak, while others have to play top clubs.

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01-27-2006, 07:27 AM
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I dont really think it matters who they play if the effort isnt there. Keep in mind we had alot of losses against the so called bad teams (ie Pitts, Wash) during our slump and we will continue to lose to those teams. Like it was mentioned before, teams that don't have a shot at the playoffs are young, hungry and have alot to prove. Our team has a few hungry young players too (Higgins, Pleks, Kost, Ferland, Murray), the problem is that most of our veterans that are supposed to be leading aren't.

Bottom line is unless the team starts playing with 100% effort (incl. veterans) we won't make the playoffs and it won't be even close. Teams like Florida and Boston will catch us. Think about it, can you say with confidence that we are playing better than any team in the NHL right now?

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01-27-2006, 07:31 AM
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Rake is right. It's not so much that we play bad teams, we play an inordinate amount of home games the rest of the way, especially the last 20 games.

That six game post Olympic road trip will not be as disastrous as this one. We dont play the same quality of teams, AND I fully expect the roster to be better by then (acquisitions and rest).

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01-27-2006, 08:29 AM
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It's unbelievable that they are only 2 points out of the playoffs with 3 games in hand. They have sucked since the middle of November and they could still turn it around and make the playoffs. I'm hoping that games against the Leafs and Bruins will be a cure for what ails them because they always seem to show up when they have to play those teams.

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01-27-2006, 09:00 AM
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Your team better turn it around soon. I was so damn happy in the beggining of the season. Ottawa winning, Montreal winning, Vancouver winning etc. I dont know what is wrong with your team now but in the beggining of the year the habs used their speed and it looks to me that you dont any more.

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01-27-2006, 09:14 AM
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At the beginning of the year the Habs (Boivin, Gainey, etc...) were saying that our gola is no longer 'just making the playoffs', but doing some damage.

So if we finish 8th or 7th, we face-off against Ottawa, Carolina, or Philly (so far)...

but I would rather face the older slower Philly defense in a seven game series...?

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01-27-2006, 11:56 AM
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Montreal vs Toronto - LOSS
Montreal vs Carolina - LOSS
Montreal at Boston - WIN
Montreal vs Boston - LOSS
Montreal vs Philadelphia - LOSS
Montreal vs Buffalo - LOSS
Montreal at Buffalo - WIN
Montreal vs Atlanta - LOSS

Prove me wrong boys.
be careful ! they can loose all the games to prove you wrong !..

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01-27-2006, 12:06 PM
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Until we start playing to win, forchecking hard, pestering the other D into making mistakes, and focus on offence and getting shots on net, don't expect better than .400 hockey.

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01-27-2006, 12:14 PM
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We always suck around the holidays.
Therrien was fired around January as was Julien. Same old thing, you guys should get used to it by now.

Didn't we win 7 straight to end the season and make the playoffs a couple years ago?
Face it, they can suck for 75 games and give minimal effort until they go on a tear and still make the playoffs.

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01-27-2006, 12:34 PM
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We always suck around the holidays.
Therrien was fired around January as was Julien. Same old thing, you guys should get used to it by now.

Didn't we win 7 straight to end the season and make the playoffs a couple years ago?
Face it, they can suck for 75 games and give minimal effort until they go on a tear and still make the playoffs.
Could happen, but we've seen really horrible display of intensity from them this season. If we want to go on a tear, we need players to be healthy, all of our key players, or we don't stand a chance.

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