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02-18-2009, 10:17 PM
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Tomorrows game is HUGE....Basically a must win, to try and right the ship

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02-18-2009, 10:20 PM
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Who chooses Plekanec first in the shootout EVER?? Does Carbo think he is gonna suprise someone?

A.Kost
Koivu
D'Ago

There you go tardsicle, jesus what a mental midget.

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02-18-2009, 10:21 PM
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I am more encouraged after tonight's loss than I was after Friday's win.

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02-18-2009, 10:22 PM
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pretty good game for a bunch of guys with their backs up against the wall.

Price was outstanding, Pleks was too. Higgins with a big game, even bouillon had a big game for him. Schneider, andre kost. andre markov, pacioretty everyone had a good game.

We were lucky to come out of the 1st with a tie and we were unlucky to give up the tying goal and don't get me started on shootouts.

Something to build on and message well taken Bob.

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02-18-2009, 10:26 PM
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I am more encouraged after tonight's loss than I was after Friday's win.
Couldn't have said it better myself.

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02-18-2009, 10:27 PM
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I thought the Habs showed well tonight. It's something to build off of yes.

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02-18-2009, 10:28 PM
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The extra point would have been nice. However, the shootout is a coin-toss. The Habs had one three straight going into it, so they were due to lose one.

There was a lot of good things I saw in this game:

- Schneider was effective. Hopefully he keeps playing like that.
- Price was excellent tonight.
- Koivu, Higgins, Pacioretty, AKost and Pleks all gave solid efforts and played well.
- The grinders did their jobs. Tip of the hat to Greg Stewart for playing a solid game in his first game back up.
- When the Habs adopted a defensive posture in the third period, they forced turnovers and countered effectively rather than sit back and watch the other team, hoping they don't score. The late goal was unfortunate, but that's what happens when you lose key draws against a talented team late in the game.
- The powerplay was excellent and efficient.
- Markov was excellent for the first time in awhile.

There were some negative things I noticed, but I'm not going to complain about them tonight. There was more good than bad tonight for the first time in awhile, so I'm not going to be Captain Bringdown.

Best of all, the team got the message Gainey sent. Even if the effort didn't result in two points, they got much closer than they've been in awhile. This was all against a ridiculously talented team that was firing on all cylinders going into tonight.

According to what Dreger said Kovalev is responding to the benching the way I hoped he would (and I'm sure that Gainey thought he would). I honestly think that we will see an inspired Kovy in the line-up Saturday. If this is the case, the Habs have essentially acquired a good player (inspired Kovalev) for a terrible player (uninspired Kovalev). With Tanguay's scoring punch being added in the next little while, this team can get back to being dangerous in the near future.

I know that tonight was just one game, but if the Habs build on what they did tonight they will reverse the recent tailspin. It's been a tough month and a bit, but I finally feel like there's some hope again.

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02-18-2009, 10:32 PM
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Andrei Kostitsyn's last 41 games:

20 goals
11 assists
31 points

Now if only he can start a season well. He basically did the same thing last season.

2007-2008

first 23 games:
3 goals
5 assists
8 points

last 55 games:
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02-18-2009, 10:42 PM
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I am more encouraged after tonight's loss than I was after Friday's win.
This...

Sums it up perfectly for me too.

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02-18-2009, 10:54 PM
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We played probably the best game I have seen since the Allstar game.

If not for one bad play by Komisarek on his miss-pass to Hammer we would have won that game.

Price looked great, not deep in his net and he made some key saves and he knows he played well, thats why he smashed his goalie stick after the loss because he knows it was there game and it got away.

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02-18-2009, 10:54 PM
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Who chooses Plekanec first in the shootout EVER?? Does Carbo think he is gonna suprise someone.
Plekanec had a great game, I see no problem with him getting an opportunity on the shootout. It was both a reward and a calculated risk that didn't pan out.

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02-18-2009, 10:56 PM
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Andrei Kostitsyn's last 41 games:

20 goals
11 assists
31 points

Now if only he can start a season well. He basically did the same thing last season.

2007-2008

first 23 games:
3 goals
5 assists
8 points

last 55 games:
23 goals
22 assists
45 points
Vincent Damphousse use to start that way as well, we can only hope he gets to a point per game type of player like Vinnie.

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02-18-2009, 10:56 PM
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Plekanec had a great game, I see no problem with him getting an opportunity on the shootout. It was both a reward and a calculated risk that didn't pan out.
I would have let Lapierre shoot again, he seems to be our specialist. Plekanec is great on breakaways during an actual game where he uses his speed and doesn't over-think, but on shootouts he's poor.

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speaking of shootouts, we should pick shooting first

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02-18-2009, 10:57 PM
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Vincent Damphousse use to start that way as well, we can only hope he gets to a point per game type of player like Vinnie.
...and then there was Savage

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02-18-2009, 11:02 PM
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I though the Pacioretty, Pleks and Kost Sr. line dominated all night.

I certainly hope they can develop a nice chemistry and play like this every game.

Lapierre played his usual high intensity game. I just wish he would have scored on that glorious chance he got.

and the post ....well after last spring, I've gotten used to them .

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02-18-2009, 11:38 PM
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...and then there was Savage
Mr. October

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02-18-2009, 11:43 PM
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speaking of shootouts, we should pick shooting first
The home team gets to choose (Washington tonight). I do agree with you though. Put that first shot in and put the pressure on

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02-18-2009, 11:45 PM
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Plekanec had a great game, I see no problem with him getting an opportunity on the shootout. It was both a reward and a calculated risk that didn't pan out.
So if Brisebois has a great game does he get to shoot first? How was his game so great that one should ignore talent, history and common sense? His goal trickled through on a bad angle shot, he didn't deke the goalie out of his jock or anything.

This isn't a player that should be chosen over pure goal scorers like D'ago or A.kost. Hell even Markov was a retarded choice, he looked very uncaring out there all game.

Every game Carbo does questionable things and makes rookie mistakes.

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02-18-2009, 11:45 PM
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The home team gets to choose (Washington tonight). I do agree with you though. Put that first shot in and put the pressure on
at home, i don't recall habs choosing shoot first

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02-19-2009, 12:37 AM
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I saw work ethic tonight. Hopefuly they never bring Kovalev back. Let's bring in a good vet with some grit and leadership like Keith Tkachuk.

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A lot of people seem to be debating about who's at fault of the Ovechkin goal. I think it was a bad pass from Komisarek, Hamrlik tried to go for it. Ovechkin came from the bench with speed and pulled out an effective move with the board.

Komi is having trouble with the only offensive asset he has : His first pass.

He's way too nervous to give it away, and his decision making is slower than ever. It'd be nice to have a defense coach in Montreal. We wouldn't see 10 game stretches of horrible defensive play that's for sure.
It seems to me like his shoulder is not 100% healed. The guy is as nervous as a 10 year old boy.

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02-19-2009, 12:42 AM
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Anybody else here actually impressed with Schneider?

Man he didn't look like a 40 yr old guy out there. Great passes, rocket shot and sound defensively...and what a great smile!
Indeed it's been a while since we've seen a Hab player with such a great first pass. And everything seems easy for him. What a graceful-looking player on the ice.

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I saw work ethic tonight. Hopefuly they never bring Kovalev back. Let's bring in a good vet with some grit and leadership like Keith Tkachuk.
rofl. Not in the playoffs anyways.

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rofl. Not in the playoffs anyways.
I think you should retire Ron Burgandy.

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