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11-24-2008, 08:01 AM
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Solutions to our problems

I have a solution, it may be painful, but if will work.

1. Put dandenault on waivers, if not claimed send him to hamilton (no joke)
2. call up D'agostini

3. New lines:

higgins-koivu-tanguay
kostitsyn-plekanec-kostitsyn
D'agostini-lang-kovalev
laraque-lapierre-kosto

-lats, begin scratches

we do need more goals, no d'agostini could be our superman


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11-24-2008, 08:05 AM
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Solution to our problems:

Score more goals.

That is all.

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11-24-2008, 08:09 AM
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Unfortunatly IMO a big trade is needed to get this team back on track.We wont go far with O'Byrne and Brisebois playing on a nightly basis

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11-24-2008, 09:43 AM
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I have a solution, it may be painful, but if will work.

1. Put dandenault on waivers, if not claimed send him to hamilton (no joke)
2. call up D'agostini

3. New lines:

higgins-koivu-tanguay
kostitsyn-plekanec-kostitsyn
D'agostini-lang-kovalev
laraque-lapierre-kosto

-lats, begin scratches

we do need more goals, no d'agostini could be our superman
Why will Lats begin scratches? Does he have lice? Is that why he was not in line up on Saturday? Or is he hoping to supplement his NHL salary with some lottery winnings?

On a more serious note. Management is not gonna embarrass themselves and Lats by having him sit in the press box for a good part of the season. I think they've decided to give him this year and maybe next to prove something. After that, he may be on block.

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11-24-2008, 10:40 AM
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I have a solution, it may be painful, but if will work.

1. Put dandenault on waivers, if not claimed send him to hamilton (no joke)
2. call up D'agostini

3. New lines:

higgins-koivu-tanguay
kostitsyn-plekanec-kostitsyn
D'agostini-lang-kovalev
laraque-lapierre-kosto

-lats, begin scratches

we do need more goals, no d'agostini could be our superman
The only solution we need is to play like we did Saturday every game instead of sleepwalking or playing that F$%^&ing 1-0-4 trap.

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11-24-2008, 10:42 AM
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Solution is to have a lousy season, so fan's expectations won't be so ridiculously high.

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11-24-2008, 10:44 AM
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Unfortunatly IMO a big trade is needed to get this team back on track.We wont go far with O'Byrne and Brisebois playing on a nightly basis
O'byrne is playing well lately aside from getting beat by Kessel...but I doubt he is the first guy PK made look bad. I don't see too many NHL teams with better at #5 or 6. He's getting more comfortable with the puck and get a couple of big hits a game.

The ironic part of this site is that O'B and Latendresse get crapped on more than anybody , and people constantly ***** that we need to be meaner/tougher. Latendresse is #2 behind Komisarek and O'byrne is tied for 4th, 1 hit behind Bouillon.


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11-24-2008, 10:53 AM
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Solution is to have a lousy season, so fan's expectations won't be so ridiculously high.
I don't think the expectations are out of whack. Fans should expect this team to finish 1st in the division and 1st in the conference.

Losing to Phillie Boston(last Thursday) and Toronto was not due to a lack of skill, it was not showing up and not playing to the level of their talent.

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11-24-2008, 10:55 AM
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O'byrne is playing well lately aside from getting beat by Kessel...but I doubt he is the first guy PK made look bad. I don't see too many NHL teams with better at #5 or 6. He's getting more comfortable with the puck and get a couple of big hits a game.
I agree. It's amazing how many people think that a defenceman can become comfortable with their game in less than a year against the best players in the world. O'Byrne's still developing and adjusting to the speed and skill level of the NHL. Things didn't just start clicking overnight for Markov, Komisarek, or Hamrlik when they broke into the league (even though they had higher expectations than O'Byrne). Give him some time. He's big, he's a good skater, and he has a chance to develop into a steady 5/6 defenceman.

Breezer on the other hand......

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11-24-2008, 10:58 AM
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O'byrne is playing well lately aside from getting beat by Kessel...but I doubt he is the first guy PK made look bad. I don't see too many NHL teams with better at #5 or 6. He's getting more comfortable with the puck and get a couple of big hits a game.
Yes and no. I noticed lately almost a goal against a game comes off a play of his. When our games lately end up being 2-1 or 3-2, that really sucks. He can have a great game but then all of a sudden one bad play and it's a goal against. I know he's learning and the rest of the team isn't helping by not scoring, but it's still costing us points. If we could minimize our countless turnovers(from everybody, even Kovy), maybe we'd be winning 1-0 or 2-1.

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11-24-2008, 11:02 AM
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They definitely don't play as a group right now...they don't play the system.

Things I really don't like;

- on the break outs, our wingers are standing at the blue line...so they have the Ds right in their faces when they touch the puck and are not entering the neutral zone with speed...
- too many long passes attempted...the gap is way too big between our Ds and Fs
- in our defensive zone, forwards don't collpase to the net when there is a real danger; they stay outside or the action

Yes, I'm "blaming" the forwards. The defensemen have no option, or have to try those 60-ft passes that will not hit the target or will be intercepted.

Right now it's painful to watch the Habs games. Players don't get involved in the game at all, they don't pay the price.

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11-24-2008, 11:11 AM
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Yes and no. I noticed lately almost a goal against a game comes off a play of his. When our games lately end up being 2-1 or 3-2, that really sucks. He can have a great game but then all of a sudden one bad play and it's a goal against. I know he's learning and the rest of the team isn't helping by not scoring, but it's still costing us points. If we could minimize our countless turnovers(from everybody, even Kovy), maybe we'd be winning 1-0 or 2-1.
Aside from the Kessel play, I don't recall any goals that are directly his fault the last 3 weeks...and on the Kessel goal his partner was nowhere to be seen and Lucic was left alone at the side of the net. The other 4 guys on the ice also deserve some blame.

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11-24-2008, 12:23 PM
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People are massively overrating D'Agostini.

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11-24-2008, 12:23 PM
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I don't think the expectations are out of whack. Fans should expect this team to finish 1st in the division and 1st in the conference.

Losing to Phillie Boston(last Thursday) and Toronto was not due to a lack of skill, it was not showing up and not playing to the level of their talent.
I understand what you mean. Fact remains that we have the same number of points now as we did after 19 games last year. It's a long season and teams go through ups and downs and it's not reasonable to expect perfection in every game from a team that has a bunch of young players and which hasn't really found an identity yet.

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11-24-2008, 12:45 PM
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Unfortunatly IMO a big trade is needed to get this team back on track.We wont go far with O'Byrne and Brisebois playing on a nightly basis
Matt Carle should be given a try, IMO... was doing good in camp, is doing good in the AHL right now...

He won't come in and save the day la Bowmeester, but can hardly be worse than Breezeby

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11-24-2008, 12:50 PM
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People are massively overrating D'Agostini.
To be honest I would rather him be given a shot on that top line with Koivu and Tanguay then Latendresse for example.We need a goal scorer on that line and Higgins is not doing that,we have nothing to lose in trying Matt there for 2-3 games but with Carbo there,he will never give him that chance,maybe a shift if he's lucky

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I like your idea! It should've been done a long time ago.

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People are massively overrating D'Agostini.
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People are massively overrating D'Agostini.
I hope there will be a lot of people at the Bell Centre to really see what he's made of. But before saying that he's overrated, maybe we should just give a chance in order to rate him.

The kid is actually proving he doesn't have a lot to learn in the AHL. Time to move up. Then he'll be judge for what he does in the NHL. But in the AHL? He can't be overrated...he's rated just right.

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There's a thread for "what if you were the coach", did you post there?

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Solution to our problems:

Score more goals.

That is all.
Tuggy, you should know by now that not scoring goals is a symptom, not a disease. We need to play simple like last Saturday.

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I have a solution, it may be painful, but if will work.

1. Put dandenault on waivers, if not claimed send him to hamilton (no joke)
2. call up D'agostini

3. New lines:

higgins-koivu-tanguay
kostitsyn-plekanec-kostitsyn
D'agostini-lang-kovalev
laraque-lapierre-kosto

-lats, begin scratches

we do need more goals, no d'agostini could be our superman
1-Trade Kovalev and include Dandeneault in the deal..

2-Call DAgo and Chipchura up..

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11-24-2008, 03:01 PM
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I must say I'm disappointed. I was expecting the picture of an ice cream cone with Niniima's picture below.

Hfboards these days.

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1-Trade Kovalev and include Dandeneault in the deal..

2-Call DAgo and Chipchura up..
There are so many teams around the league in position to add close to $6.5 million for two old farts in the same deal.

You'd have a better chance making a fortune off the contents in your garbage can.

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You'd have a better chance making a fortune off the contents in your garbage can.
Guess you know another way to make the 1.21 gigawats needed to reach 88mph?

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