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04-17-2009, 08:59 PM
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Boston Globe Article

http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/...s_look_punchy/

"Are the Canadiens here?"

"Are they really in the playoffs?"

"One game doesn't say much, but it often can tell the story of what's ahead, and right now the future for the Habs is not hard to see. In so many ways, it looks nothing like their past."


Does this well-respected Boston writer really believe we played that badly? Even though stats show we easily out-hit the B's, and marginally won more faceoffs and had less giveaways. Of course, the most important stat: we lost the game. We beat ourselves again by taking a stupid third period penalty.

One game does not a series make......and these Bruins can be beaten.

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04-17-2009, 09:04 PM
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If only our media could be that optimistic. It seems like every single journalist here in MTL rips off the team

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lmao, we lost by one goal without our best player and without a functional scoring line because Gainey was high on Carbonated water.

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If only our media could be that optimistic. It seems like every single journalist here in MTL rips off the team
well...the habs DID lose last night. Moral victory or not.

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http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/...s_look_punchy/

"Are the Canadiens here?"

"Are they really in the playoffs?"

"One game doesn't say much, but it often can tell the story of what's ahead, and right now the future for the Habs is not hard to see. In so many ways, it looks nothing like their past."


Does this well-respected Boston writer really believe we played that badly? Even though stats show we easily out-hit the B's, and marginally won more faceoffs and had less giveaways. Of course, the most important stat: we lost the game. We beat ourselves again by taking a stupid third period penalty.

One game does not a series make......and these Bruins can be beaten.
Those are things that coaches pin on the dressing room wall to inspire teams...lets hope that the Canadien players see this and it lights a fire under them.

The writer is a little biased obviously because even the most level headed fan would have told you Montreal had the Bruins on their heels the 2nd period and the 3rd until the Gorges penalty.

Other than a bad penalty the Habs would have had just a good of a chance as the Bruins to win last night. One win is great for the Bruins, but last time I checked you had to win 4 games in a best of 7 to take a series.

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Did Jack Edwards write that?

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Those are things that coaches pin on the dressing room wall to inspire teams...lets hope that the Canadien players see this and it lights a fire under them.

The writer is a little biased obviously because even the most level headed fan would have told you Montreal had the Bruins on their heels the 2nd period and the 3rd until the Gorges penalty.

Other than a bad penalty the Habs would have had just a good of a chance as the Bruins to win last night. One win is great for the Bruins, but last time I checked you had to win 4 games in a best of 7 to take a series.
Better hope the Habs room in Boston is pretty big, because they're going to have a lot of reading material to pin up. I've never seen a team get blasted so much, or a home team (Boston) get praised so much for losing/winning (technically) a one goal playoff game.

As far as I'm concerned the Habs didn't get and the Bruins didn't 'Steamroll' or 'Completely dominated'

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Better hope the Habs room in Boston is pretty big, because they're going to have a lot of reading material to pin up. I've never seen a team get blasted so much, or a home team (Boston) get praised so much for losing/winning (technically) a one goal playoff game.

As far as I'm concerned the Habs didn't get and the Bruins didn't 'Steamroll' or 'Completely dominated'
Seriously, and add to that the Bruins fans are claiming that someone stole Kovalev's stick in the game ending scrum.

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Seriously, and add to that the Bruins fans are claiming that someone stole Kovalev's stick in the game ending scrum.
That part is true though, a fan grabbed his stick through a camera hole in the glass. Kind of funny, but terribly lame at the same time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4unmsFPH-g

Put it on mute so you don't have to endure Jack Edwards, then look from about 0:15 to 0:23.

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http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/...s_look_punchy/

"Are the Canadiens here?"

"Are they really in the playoffs?"

"One game doesn't say much, but it often can tell the story of what's ahead, and right now the future for the Habs is not hard to see. In so many ways, it looks nothing like their past."

I would have to agree with him on his last point......

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I honestly hope Gainey shuts down the television and forbids them from reading the newspapers. Canadian media is very negative. And some of these players might lack mental toughness. Some players don't excel under pressure. Gainey should get rid of the ones who don't.

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I honestly hope Gainey shuts down the television and forbids them from reading the newspapers. Canadian media is very negative. And some of these players might lack mental toughness. Some players don't excel under pressure. Gainey should get rid of the ones who don't.
Not even Gainey can stop them - guess what did Rejean Tremblay, one of our Montreal journalists, say to Alex Tanguay this morning ? "How are you feeling today, fourth liner?"

So I'm actually admiring the Boston press for supporting their team like that (when they have little objective reason to).

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04-18-2009, 12:29 AM
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Kevin Paul Dumont is the Jack Todd of Boston hockey media.

This article reminds me of a Todd article from 02 where he basically said that the coach didnt want the bruins to win but rather just wanted to injure as many habs players as possible. lol

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maybe they should write about how many empty seats the game had. Its embarassing such an old team has such fans

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Who care.

They struggle to defeat the injured slumpy habs at home with the supposed best bruins edition of 1972 ..

Grats for them.

I guess that why they only won 6 cup

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If only our media could be that optimistic. It seems like every single journalist here in MTL rips off the team
Does it really need to be said about the lack of intelligence in the media concerning the habs ? Even CBC, who primarily focuses on the habs are retarded. Greg Millen called Mike Richards, Brad and said the habs-Bruins game is on at 8 tomorrow.

An article is an article. Doesn't really matter what is said by a journalist. If you have the ability to watch a game, watch it and deduce your own opinion about someone, or something, don't let the media tell you, because, mho, they're all, for the most part completely stupid. Some journalists have good insight, but the majority of them just fail.

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Does it really need to be said about the lack of intelligence in the media concerning the habs ? Even CBC, who primarily focuses on the habs are retarded. Greg Millen called Mike Richards, Brad and said the habs-Bruins game is on at 8 tomorrow.

An article is an article. Doesn't really matter what is said by a journalist. If you have the ability to watch a game, watch it and deduce your own opinion about someone, or something, don't let the media tell you, because, mho, they're all, for the most part completely stupid. Some journalists have good insight, but the majority of them just fail.
So now we're bashing the media for saying the truth? Because the game is at 8m est tonight

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maybe they should write about how many empty seats the game had. Its embarassing such an old team has such fans
you mean zero?

The game was sold out

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you mean zero?

The game was sold out
Yeah habs fans going to Boston helped you guys out there.

The best part of game one in my opinion was not how well Montreal played but how average Boston is, if they continue this run past Montreal they will probably not last another round and certainly wont make the finals.

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Yeah habs fans going to Boston helped you guys out there.

The best part of game one in my opinion was not how well Montreal played but how average Boston is, if they continue this run past Montreal they will probably not last another round and certainly wont make the finals.
Nah, the people come for the singing.


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http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/...s_look_punchy/

"Are the Canadiens here?"

"Are they really in the playoffs?"

"One game doesn't say much, but it often can tell the story of what's ahead, and right now the future for the Habs is not hard to see. In so many ways, it looks nothing like their past."


Does this well-respected Boston writer really believe we played that badly? Even though stats show we easily out-hit the B's, and marginally won more faceoffs and had less giveaways. Of course, the most important stat: we lost the game. We beat ourselves again by taking a stupid third period penalty.

One game does not a series make......and these Bruins can be beaten.
Bulletin Board stuff...this writer must think he's thinking his Bruins are led by Bobby Orr? They are not that good, granted they have been better and more consistant than the Habs, but wow, what an inbecile...let's hope BG buys this paper and reads this article to the boys...

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Well he has a right to his opinion but the 1st place team is Boston and they really didn't look like a 1st place team the other night,a pp goal midway in the 3rd got them the win,big game!!!

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you mean zero?

The game was sold out
sold out? so why were there so many empty seats?

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Well he has a right to his opinion but the 1st place team is Boston and they really didn't look like a 1st place team the other night,a pp goal midway in the 3rd got them the win,big game!!!
The game reminded me a lot game nr 1 we had against the Flyers last year. We started as big favorites. We were playing way under our level, they tied the game and we won by a lucky context. Then after, peopel were just saying - "oh, don't worry, the Habs can play a lot better while the Flyers gave their best and lost anyways".

And we all know how this ended,.

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