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09-01-2008, 02:56 PM
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ditto.. I was devastated.. keep in mind I was 13.. lol

that series made me cry

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09-01-2008, 03:05 PM
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There were a few that I've all but forgotten but the loss to Carolina in 2006 when Koivu was highsticked in the eye by Justin Williams and the recent loss to the Philly Cheese Steak still bother me.

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09-01-2008, 11:45 PM
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1980 - Minnesota: The hope of winning five straight cups died when Lafleur got hurt.
1981 - Edmonton: Tough pill to swallow. A one-sided series. Habs were old and slow.
1982 - Quebec: Emotional series that ended in a shocking OT loss at the Forum.
1983 - Buffalo: Sauve blanked the Habs twice in Montreal. Disgusting.
1985 - Quebec: When P. Stasnty scored in OT (game 7) I was hoping they would disallow the goal (for whatever reason). Never happened.
2006 - Carolina: I never wanted to hear the name Cam Ward after that series.
2008 - Philadelphia: All bias aside. I thought Montreal was the better team. Price let in some soft ones and Biron played like Parent (he can also thank his posts).

It sucks when your team gets eliminated. Those aforementioned six playoffs rounds really hurt.

Sorry. Seven playoff rounds. Math/counting was never one of my strong points.


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09-02-2008, 12:11 AM
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2002 vs the Canes no doubt here!

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2002 vs the Canes no doubt here!
When Stillman's shot went in; it took me weeks to get over.

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09-02-2008, 06:45 AM
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1980. The only time I almost cried over a Habs loss. If you're going to lose your title, at least lose to a great team like the Flyers or Isles, not the freaking North Stars. Damn Grundman for not adequatly replacing Dryden and going with a couple of sieves.

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09-02-2008, 11:15 AM
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1980. The only time I almost cried over a Habs loss. If you're going to lose your title, at least lose to a great team like the Flyers or Isles, not the freaking North Stars. Damn Grundman for not adequatly replacing Dryden and going with a couple of sieves.
You may have cried but IMO you're not being objective. In a way you can partially excuse Grundman because he was only a businessman with little hockey knowledge, but before that, Pollock had started the decline in the late 1970s by wasting draft picks. In the early 1980s the Habs were NOT the best team. Dryden was gone, and so were Lemaire and, perhaps most important of all, Bowman. The Habs were lucky to win the cup in 1979 (thanks, Cherry, and thanks, Rangers, for taking out the Isles). The Isles had a better regular season in 1978-79 even though Dryden was playing in his last season. A few years after that, the Oilers became dominant.

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09-03-2008, 09:13 AM
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Series against the canes with the Williams high stick really stands out for me. Normally the hockey gods get even pretty quickly with that sort of thing, but the fact that the canes went on the win the cup still doesn't sit well with me.

Then Williams blew his knee the next year I think.

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09-03-2008, 07:11 PM
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The last one unfortunately...its always the last one if ur die hard....

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09-03-2008, 09:53 PM
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1980. The only time I almost cried over a Habs loss. If you're going to lose your title, at least lose to a great team like the Flyers or Isles, not the freaking North Stars. Damn Grundman for not adequatly replacing Dryden and going with a couple of sieves.
Yeah. I had my friends who were watching that game with me giving me a hard time with lines like "last minute of play in this dynasty".

That was also one of those goofy best of five things too wasn't it?

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09-04-2008, 06:57 AM
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Yeah. I had my friends who were watching that game with me giving me a hard time with lines like "last minute of play in this dynasty".

That was also one of those goofy best of five things too wasn't it?
No, it was a game 7. They lost in the quarter finals.

The early 80's best of 5 losses were against the Nords (we wuz robbed. Napier was onside), Oilers and Sabres.

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09-06-2008, 03:28 PM
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The one against the Oilers (The pre-Stanley Cup Oilers) at the bieginning of the 80's, when they were beaten in 3 consecutive games (there were those 3 out of 5 series back then).

Richard Sevigny, the Habs goalie, has even said that Lafleur would put Gretzky in his back pocket.

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09-06-2008, 04:59 PM
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No, it was a game 7. They lost in the quarter finals.

The early 80's best of 5 losses were against the Nords (we wuz robbed. Napier was onside), Oilers and Sabres.
Nevermind I was thinking about that Habs Oilers 5 game series

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09-06-2008, 06:42 PM
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The ones in recent memory were...

- 4-3 OT loss to Carolina in 2002
- 8-2 loss to Carolina a few games later
- Game 3 loss against Carolina in 2006
- Pretty much the Philly series

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09-07-2008, 09:54 AM
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For me, it was the 3 straight years of losing to Boston in 1990-1992.

Nothing is more painful to a Habs fan than losing a playoff series to Boston. To do it 3 years in a row was unbearable - then they did it again in 1994!

Now that I think about it, 1994 was the hardest of them all. Roy made his miracle appendicities comeback, put on an incredible performance in game 5 (60 saves?), the Habs took a 3-2 lead back home, and then choked it away. I think Neely scored a 60-foot unscreened slap shot goal on Roy in game 7. Man, I hated that guy!

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09-07-2008, 08:42 PM
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When we lost to Calgary in 89 I cryed,I was 9

2002 Game 4 Against Carolina

2004 game 3 against Tampa when Vinny tied the game with like 20 seconds and Richards won it in OT

2006 game 3 againts Carolina

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09-07-2008, 09:29 PM
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The last one unfortunately...its always the last one if ur die hard....
It's the Habs vs. Bruins jinx...both teams give it their all in the series against each other and are totally depleted for the next series! I know what you guys are saying about the Philly series and outplaying them, but it seems even the bounces go against you if you are the team that wins the Bruins/Habs series. I say we just agree to meet in the conference finals this year!

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09-08-2008, 07:29 AM
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When we lost to Calgary in 89 I cryed,I was 9
Yep I can still see Lanny MacDonald scoring that 3-1 goal in the third in Game 5 I think....................I knew then, that she was all over.

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For me, it was the 3 straight years of losing to Boston in 1990-1992.

Nothing is more painful to a Habs fan than losing a playoff series to Boston. To do it 3 years in a row was unbearable - then they did it again in 1994!

Now that I think about it, 1994 was the hardest of them all. Roy made his miracle appendicities comeback, put on an incredible performance in game 5 (60 saves?), the Habs took a 3-2 lead back home, and then choked it away. I think Neely scored a 60-foot unscreened slap shot goal on Roy in game 7. Man, I hated that guy!
Meh, shoes on the other foot now and we have lost the last three series' to you...can't wait for this year!

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09-09-2008, 10:17 AM
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Game 7 in Montreal against Minnisota in 1980. Al Macadam(sp) scores with under 2 mins left to win game. This ends the Cup run and ends streak of 4 in a row.

Dale Hunters overtime goal eliminating Montreal from the playoffs in the 80's.

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09-09-2008, 12:43 PM
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Its always the last one for me (philly). I guess once they start playing again, it will be easier to accept. But for now **** Umberger

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09-09-2008, 12:56 PM
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1980 - Minnesota: The hope of winning five straight cups died when Lafleur got hurt.
1981 - Edmonton: Tough pill to swallow. A one-sided series. Habs were old and slow.
1982 - Quebec: Emotional series that ended in a shocking OT loss at the Forum.
1983 - Buffalo: Sauve blanked the Habs twice in Montreal. Disgusting.
1985 - Quebec: When P. Stasnty scored in OT (game 7) I was hoping they would disallow the goal (for whatever reason). Never happened.
2006 - Carolina: I never wanted to hear the name Cam Ward after that series.
2008 - Philadelphia: All bias aside. I thought Montreal was the better team. Price let in some soft ones and Biron played like Parent (he can also thank his posts).

It sucks when your team gets eliminated. Those aforementioned six playoffs rounds really hurt.

Sorry. Seven playoff rounds. Math/counting was never one of my strong points.
Excellent list Chet-Nick...too bad I suddenly feel sick to my stomach recalling all those loses.

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I believe it was the 85 playoffs against the Nordiques 7th game overtime. I was 19 and thought I might cry.


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1982 - Quebec: Emotional series that ended in a shocking OT loss at the Forum.

That's the best of 5 series when Dale Hunter scored in OT, right? That's the worse for me, worse than the year of Stasny's goal since he was a great player.

1982's lost hurt me badly, especially because Dale Hunter was a pest all series, bashing habs' players heads into the board regularly without never being penalized. It was very painfull and highly frustrating.

Then, the same Hunter scores a garbage goal in ot in the last game. It was my worse nightmare becoming real... I was still young and emotive; I had to fight the tears that were coming.

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09-11-2008, 10:04 AM
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The loss against Toronto that made our playoff birth no longer exist

A) Carb put in an injured goalie
B) That goalie was Huet
C) Halak was playing well up until that game but came off a loss in a game they should've used to test Huet in!

The 2nd goal against MTL was one of the softest ever, if you were to tell me that Ryder had a bet on MTL winning that game and that Huet had one on them losing it, I'd probably believe it

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