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02-24-2009, 03:56 PM
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Habs have NOT beaten a current playoff team since January 10

Habs have NOT beaten a current playoff team since January 10th(45 days ago) when the beat Washington. Have played 19 games since that win and their only 6 wins recorded were over current non-playoff Ottawa twice, Nashville, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Colorado.

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ouch...that's embarassing

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Thats disturbing

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I,m not to worried about it. We had one of the worst slumps that this team has gone through. All the stats in the last 19 games look horrible and everyone is aware of that. The last three games have been much more positive and no one can really say the opposite. Stop looking at the past guys. Look forward because the team is playing much better now.

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Who cares. Watch the game tonight and see if we're not playoffs material !

Go habs Go *****es !!!

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Not surprising. It's a sad state of affairs right now.

Whatever swagger this team may have had this season is long gone. We now go into games hoping not to lose.

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Kind of normal when you go through a slump..

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The last three games have been much more positive and no one can really say the opposite. Stop looking at the past guys. Look forward because the team is playing much better now.
yes the last 3 games were much better BUT is that really saying much? habs earned just 3 points out of the 7 points awarded in those 3 games - 3 of 7 or less than half and allowed 12 goals against in those 3 games or 4 goals per game - kinda almost the same average habs allowed philly to score on them in last years playoffs. and again - 2 of those last 3 games were against non-playoff teams.

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Kind of normal when you go through a slump..
a 45 day slump?

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a 45 day slump?
Yes, a 45 day slump. It happens.

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Yes, a 45 day slump. It happens.
I like to look at it as a 30 day hot streak in December-January instead.

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This is pretty shameful. Thankfully the last 3 games have been very reassuring (regardless of the results) and the team should go right back on track.

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Tonights a big game, really big for momentum and confidence. If we win, I'd say slump is
officially over.

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For shame.

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I,m not to worried about it. We had one of the worst slumps that this team has gone through. All the stats in the last 19 games look horrible and everyone is aware of that. The last three games have been much more positive and no one can really say the opposite. Stop looking at the past guys. Look forward because the team is playing much better now.
It's a big week for the Habs. The league doesn't give wins just for showing up to games, so it's time to get some points.

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yes the last 3 games were much better BUT is that really saying much? habs earned just 3 points out of the 7 points awarded in those 3 games - 3 of 7 or less than half and allowed 12 goals against in those 3 games or 4 goals per game - kinda almost the same average habs allowed philly to score on them in last years playoffs. and again - 2 of those last 3 games were against non-playoff teams.
I see where you are getting too but you ahve to get out of a slump one way an this is exactly the way to do it. They are putting a couple of good efforts back to back regarldess of the final score which is reassuring if you ask me. A lot depends on the next couple of games but I think that it's safe to say that the worst is behind us.

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So are we witnessing the biggest regular season meltdown in habs history?

Happy 100th!

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We're still in a slump guys, we let 47 shots to the Sens saturday...

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a 45 day slump?
Yes it is.
The way I define a slump is when a team underperforms over a certain period of time. In this case, it appears to have been a 45day one, and possibly more.
Certain things can explain this slump. Struggling players, injuries, off ice distractions, lack of communication, players not buying the system, etc..

There is no time limit on a slump.

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Last year the second we faced adversity we crumbled because the character of our team wasn't really all that tested. This year has been test after test and at some points the team's reaction has been lacking. It all depends on the team's leadership to give guidance in such adversity situations so that they accept the challenge with the right attitude so as to overcome it.

That's the problem this year. I don't see Carbo as being an effective leader... and player leadership can only go so far.. coaching and player leadership need to complement one another.

I don't know where this team would be without Gainey's influence, because Carbo is not the best leader from what I've seen. His mannerisms when a penalty is called are that of a small bratty child getting punished. It flows down throughout the team... accountability has been a problem for our players this year and we have a coach whose only strategy to make players accountable is to reduce their ice-time. Look at Carey Price whenever he lets in a goal.. his shoulders shrug as if to say "what could I do"..

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Last year the second we faced adversity we crumbled because the character of our team wasn't really all that tested. This year has been test after test and at some points the team's reaction has been lacking. It all depends on the team's leadership to give guidance in such adversity situations so that they accept the challenge with the right attitude so as to overcome it.

That's the problem this year. I don't see Carbo as being an effective leader... and player leadership can only go so far.. coaching and player leadership need to complement one another.

I don't know where this team would be without Gainey's influence, because Carbo is not the best leader from what I've seen. His mannerisms when a penalty is called are that of a small bratty child getting punished. It flows down throughout the team... accountability has been a problem for our players this year and we have a coach whose only strategy to make players accountable is to reduce their ice-time. Look at Carey Price whenever he lets in a goal.. his shoulders shrug as if to say "what could I do"..
I think Carbo really improved in that aspect. But I have to admit that I really don't like the way Price reacts when he let's one in.

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yes the last 3 games were much better BUT is that really saying much? habs earned just 3 points out of the 7 points awarded in those 3 games - 3 of 7 or less than half and allowed 12 goals against in those 3 games or 4 goals per game - kinda almost the same average habs allowed philly to score on them in last years playoffs. and again - 2 of those last 3 games were against non-playoff teams.
7 points awarded in 3 games, one team can only get 6 of those, clearly!

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we've sucked since the allstar break. this is news?

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The Canucks have shown that you can suck for an entire month and then turn it around. But, it certainly isn't easy, and the Habs are most definitely not out of the woods yet.

It is indeed quite troubling that Ottawa recorded 47 shots.

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We lose tonight and we could be continuing our "slump" longer with @PHI and SJS games coming up. I don't think we're out the bushes yet.

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