maybe not dressing the tough guys will make the team band together and stick up for one another instead of waiting for Laraque to do the job for them. The only way the will win is if they have each others backs and they play hard
Savard, Kessel, Bergeron and co would embarrass them so much. Whats the use of checkers if they are too slow to catch opposing players? Stewart is quite fast but Laraque and especially Flynn are amongst the slowest and less agile skaters in the NHL and even AHL.
Sorry if I didn't come across as sarcastic enough..next time I will spell it out! lol
sorry, i just honestly cant beleive laraque or stewart arent dressed tonight, ..i just cant beleive gainey would make us look so bad physicaly vs the god damn BRUINS
for the first time in 5 years im pissed at gainey
Let me explain it to you, although I fully expect it'll be wasted effort:
- the Habs are playing a crucial game that, however sad, could have tremendous repercussions as far as the playoffs are concerned.
- they are using 7 D because of the situation with Schneider. As it is, all forwards in the lineup must be utilized to varying degrees
- they are playing in Boston. Gainey will not have the benefit of last line change / preferred matchups.
Now deduce: shortened lineup at forward, no last change advantage and you're suggesting replacing one line by using two forwards that will get owned by the first or second Bruins lines whenever Julien gets his preferred match up? Nonsensical.
Why are people acting like Laraque being scratched is a big deal? We beat these same Bruins with the same Milan Lucic/Shawn Thornton/Zdeno Chara like 15 times last year without Laraque. We also lost to the Bruins this year with Lucic scoring the winner while Laraque was "shadowing" him.
The Bruins just want to get into the playoffs without injuries. I don't think they'll be running wild physically all night.
I'm not. They won't instigate anything. They really don't need to. They'll just let their skill guys like Krejci, Wheeler (don't be fooled by his size), Ryder, Savard, Recchi, and Bergeron do the talking. Really, I don't see what the big fuss with Lucic is. If you ignore him, he won't be a problem.
I agree. If the Habs were really rolling I think it would be a different story but with Markov out and the shakey confidence of this team Boston won't need to start a brawl. The second line needs a re-birth....old record I know.