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04-06-2009, 05:28 PM
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The Optimism Thread

CALM DOWN. TAKE A BREATH.

All of those who think our season is over: OUT. We don't need your negativity.

I truly believe with the way this team has been playing recently that we can pull off an upset. First and foremost WE ARE GETTING INTO THE PLAYOFFS. Forget about not making it: it's not an option.

I feel as if we can beat the big 3 in 7 games. Players will obviously have to step up HUGE, but I truly believe it can get done. The only thing these injuries will do is motive our guys to work at 200% instead of 100%. They're now HARDCORE underdogs. Ask the famous Team USA if being the underdog stopped them at all.

Did the Devils buckle when they lost Brodeur?

I BELIEVE.

GO MOTHER****IN HABS GO!

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04-06-2009, 05:30 PM
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I believe in my man Jesus Price. He has been resurrected and will now redeem himself in front of all Habs fans when he single-handedly wins us our first round match-up.


Seriously guys, we clearly were just dealt an incredibly tough blow by losing our best skater... but he will potentially be back and now we get to see what this team is really made of!

Go Habs Go!

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04-06-2009, 05:32 PM
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Well basically what needs to happen now is the following:

- Komisarek you need to step the **** up and be the leader you were last year and have shown for flashes this year. You wear an 'A', time to take this defense on your shoulders. This is your chance to prove you can be a #1-2 type of guy.

- Gorges needs to play an even bigger role. He's improved a lot this year but is he ready to play around 22 minutes every night? Time will tell.

- Hamrlik is probably going to be counted on as the #1 PP defenseman. It's up to him to feed the puck to the guys who can make things happen (Kovalev, Tanguay, Koivu etc).

- The forwards are going to have to be more conscious in the defensive zone and help out the D more than ever.

I'm not going to jump off a cliff after this news. Sure it sucks balls but life goes on. These guys are professionals and some new guys will have to step up.

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04-06-2009, 05:40 PM
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I just hope that 3 weeks is actually 10-14 days

Seen this in the past and it'll be the playoffs...

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04-06-2009, 05:45 PM
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Well basically what needs to happen now is the following:

- Komisarek you need to step the **** up and be the leader you were last year and have shown for flashes this year. You wear an 'A', time to take this defense on your shoulders. This is your chance to prove you can be a #1-2 type of guy.

- Gorges needs to play an even bigger role. He's improved a lot this year but is he ready to play around 22 minutes every night? Time will tell.

- Hamrlik is probably going to be counted on as the #1 PP defenseman. It's up to him to feed the puck to the guys who can make things happen (Kovalev, Tanguay, Koivu etc).

- The forwards are going to have to be more conscious in the defensive zone and help out the D more than ever.

I'm not going to jump off a cliff after this news. Sure it sucks balls but life goes on. These guys are professionals and some new guys will have to step up.
We are also going to need a second line. Our PP is gonna suck and I don't see Dandenault turning into a 30 goal guy overnight to make up for it.

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04-06-2009, 05:51 PM
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Josh Gorges.

The way he's been playing all year, I think he can fill the gap. Even offensively... 1G 1A for him last game.

I dunno though... Markov is far and away our most important player loosing him is devestating.

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Hamrlik has to re-kindle the magic he had in Edmonton and on Long Island right before the lockout when he often played 25-30 minutes a night of good offensive and defensive hockey. He's the biggest key.

We're gonna need someone to step up and be the #4 behind Hammer-Komo-Gorges as we'll be riding our top 2 pairings as hard as we have all year.

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04-06-2009, 05:53 PM
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I will eat my hat if the Habs can win more than 1 game in the playoffs.

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I believe that we will get a good draft pick !!!

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Darkest day in Habs History.

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Darkest day man, darkest day.

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04-06-2009, 06:00 PM
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Gorges had a really rough spot at some point during the season... I'm under the impression it happened when his ice time rose. I hope I'm wrong on that.

Trade a 2nd pick for Lang, lose him for the season; trade a second for Schneider...

So yeah, look out, Alex.


The positive side is our forwards are still there. If they can keep the spark, we could be ok. We *will* need strong offensive output though.

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This is actually the worst thing that happened this year. Bring people's hopes up and then shatter them

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Gorges had a really rough spot at some point during the season... I'm under the impression it happened when his ice time rose. I hope I'm wrong on that.

Trade a 2nd pick for Lang, lose him for the season; trade a second for Schneider...

So yeah, look out, Alex.


The positive side is our forwards are still there. If they can keep the spark, we could be ok. We *will* need strong offensive output though.
Alex already missed almost 3 months this season.

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04-06-2009, 06:02 PM
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We just need to finish 8th,and as usual we will find a way to beat the Bruins.Then Markov will be back,and every thing is possible.Meanwhile,let's hope o'byrne will do good and that bouillon comes back.We still have dandy that can help the d.

Keep the faith habs fan

When Brodeur was injured,it was supposed to be the beginning of the end,but the team rallied,and they been just fine.

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We just need to finish 8th,and as usual we will find a way to beat the Bruins.Then Markov will be back,and every thing is possible.Meanwhile,let's hope o'byrne will do good and that bouillon comes back.We still have dandy that can help the d.

Keep the faith habs fan

When Brodeur was injured,it was supposed to be the beginning of the end,but the team rallied,and they been just fine.
we should still focus on doing the best we can. If we win tonight, and then close out the Pens next weekend we would probably be in 6th, even if we lose the 2 games in between.

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I think you need to explain optimism for most of the people that will open your thread...It's not a word most habs fans know.

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Keeping the faith.
Step up, my man Janik (never thought I'd say that...sigh).

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I will eat my hat if the Habs can win more than 1 game in the playoffs.
I'll make you a complimentary bet on this, Pascal.

If the Habs cannot win more than one game in the playoffs, I will:

1. Get a hat
2. Get a camera
3. Eat the hat
4. Post it on HF

However, if the Habs can win more than one game in the playoffs, you must:

1. Get a hat
2. Get a camera
3. Eat the hat
4. Post it on HF

Deal?

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Bring up Weber, Carle now. When we win the Cup in 93, we got a lot of rookie in the lineup (Schneider was one of them, I beleive). We have nothing to lose now.

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There was also that time in 98 when Koivu broke his hand with 5 games left and we had to play friggin Jagr and the Penguins. I think he was supposed to miss 3 weeks but came back for Game 5 and helped lead us to the upset.

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04-06-2009, 06:14 PM
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Darkest day in Habs History.
Seriously, this is worst than the so-called "Darkest day in Habs History".

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Well, it's not like the 2002 team was better, but we still beat the bruins and almost the canes... hope is better than golfing, isn't it?

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