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What type of hockey team you want ?

View Poll Results: What type of team you want as future Habs ?
Bully/Intimidating team 11 12.22%
Puck Control team 50 55.56%
Trap / Defensive first team 2 2.22%
All Out Offensive team 14 15.56%
Other (specify and explain) 13 14.44%
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04-27-2009, 12:41 PM
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What type of hockey team you want ?

This poll is intended for what type of team people would like...

A Bully/Intimidating team (70s Flyers wannabe, a team who inspire fear to his opponents and hit everything, not afraid to throw gloves and win many fights)?

A Puck Control team (like the Red Wings, a team who get control of the puck a lot with a high time possession on defensive or offensive side)?

A Trap/Defensive first team (like the old Devils of 90s, dump and stay on neutral zone, capitalizing on opponents errors)?

A All Out Offensive team (similar to the Caps or the 80s Oilers, a team who try hard to make a 2 on 1 or 3 on 2, a fast team who take many chances defensively to be able to score)?


Or you can choose Other if i miss something and specify what you would like to see and discuss about it...


That is all assuming every player got equal talent and same desire to win... it is just the style you would like.


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04-27-2009, 12:46 PM
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A puck control team,add to that a great sniper and a great playmaker

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Other- a winning team.

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04-27-2009, 12:53 PM
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Other- a winning team.
Lets assume all those teams are getting 50 wins with their systems... and all the players are of equal talent.

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04-27-2009, 12:55 PM
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I just want a consistent one.

I don't care whether it's offensive, defensive, counter-attacking, whatever!

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Other...a team with character, pride that despises losing and is willing to do whatever it takes on and off the ice to be at the top of their game. In other words, everything we're not.

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Lets assume all those teams are getting 50 wins with their systems... and all the players are of equal talent.
Still Other - I want a team that cares about winning and hates to lose.

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04-27-2009, 01:07 PM
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I want the next version of the Habs to be a big physically imposing team, like the Flyers in the late 90's, Current San Jose, Boston and Anaheim type team.

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Other- a winning team.
Me too. I don't care how, just how many. I don't care where are players are from, what type of game they play, or what they do off the ice, just ****ing win.

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Still Other - I want a team that cares about winning and hates to lose.
When you play 82 Games a year, you can quickly forget a loss.

There isn't one team in the NHL or player that will be pissed after every loss.

Considering that you want a team that cares about winning and hates to lose, I'm guessing you think our players don't care.
That's ridiculous. There isn't one player that can make it to the NHL if he doesn't care about losing or winning.

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04-27-2009, 01:18 PM
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When you play 82 Games a year, you can quickly forget a loss.

There isn't one team in the NHL or player that will be pissed after every loss.

Considering that you want a team that cares about winning and hates to lose, I'm guessing you think our players don't care.
That's ridiculous. There isn't one player that can make it to the NHL if he doesn't care about losing or winning.
Thanks for putting words in my mouth and blowing my comments way out of proportion. That's not at all how I feel.

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04-27-2009, 01:23 PM
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So from the replies I figure people assume puck possesion teams can't hate losing too? Character has nothing to do with the team style in this particular question. Assume in every situation its equal, equal character, skill or wtv.

I'd choose puck posession. Much more exciting to have puck on our side 80% of the game and I think it would be easiest to make. We have several playmakers and talented players in the line-up, it's up to us to get the right coach, right system and right support players.

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04-27-2009, 01:23 PM
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all out offensive. Im sick of seing 15 shots in one game.

I voted all out offensive, but good puck control is also a must

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I would like to see a gritty team who's main focus is defensive mentality. This doesn't mean I want to see a boring team. Defensive hockey can be very entertaining providing the players and to a certain degree the fans buy into it. The key with a defense-first type of team is to capitalize on scoring chances and play a very disciplined game so that you never give the opposition a chance to get setup in your zone. Yes this means trapping the neutral ice but every team does this now to a certain degree. I saw so many instances in this series where Boston players walked into our zone and setup on the perimiter with the D backing in way too far and not holding the blue line. There was one goal in particular in game 3 I believe where the Boston player took the zone with nobody around him in the entire neutral zone and literally waited for the two D-men to back up until they were about 15-20 from Price and he just wired one home while alone in the offensive zone (as in no other Bruins there, in fact I think it was at the end of a shift on top of that).

This is what I don't want to see anymore and that's why I want a defensive team mentality.

The other thing I would like to see is more of a team mentality overal and better monitoring of the players' off-ice activities. But that is sometimes easier said than done I realize.

There is a reason for the old adage "Offense wins games, defense wins championships".

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Fast and physical. A typical line would be Higgins - Lapierre - Pacioretty

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I say Puck control + Trap + Forecheck team?

Like Detroit, anyways.

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Not too big (Think *Any NHL Goon* big and stupid)
Not too small (Think M. St. Louis small)
Has to be fast (Think Plekanec fast, acceleration and speed)
Has to have high hockey IQ (Think Andrei Markov smarts)
Has to be skilled (Think Alex Kovalev skills)
Has to put every fabric of their being on the line to win (Think Ryan Smyth "heart")

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A team that wins on a consistent basis.

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Fast, hard-nosed, non-stop forechecking.

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04-27-2009, 02:36 PM
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Montreal has always been known as a skill team throughout history. Its almost feels like a permanent identity. Can you picture the habs playing like the broad street bullies or the big bad bruins? That's just too weird.

Mind you, while skill has always been first and foremost, the habs were always able to take care of themselves... there was just enough toughness in the lineup in order to let the skill rise to the top.

Today, the skill is plentiful, but there needs to be a better mixture of size and strength. I'm not going to blame this squad as being intimidated because they did throw a lot of hits and didn't back down from anyone when the chips were down, but the size disparity did take its toll, imo... just look at the size down the middle after lang's injury.

I hope Gainey can find the right mixture while he ponders what to do with 20+ mil of cap space, but just looking at the ufa list, it wont be an easy feat. He's gonna have to be creative.

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04-27-2009, 02:44 PM
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Like Calgary but smarter when it comes to bullying and intimidation...

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Montreal has always been known as a skill team throughout history. Its almost feels like a permanent identity. Can you picture the habs playing like the broad street bullies or the big bad bruins? That's just too weird.

Mind you, while skill has always been first and foremost, the habs were always able to take care of themselves... there was just enough toughness in the lineup in order to let the skill rise to the top.

Today, the skill is plentiful, but there needs to be a better mixture of size and strength. I'm not going to blame this squad as being intimidated because they did throw a lot of hits and didn't back down from anyone when the chips were down, but the size disparity did take its toll, imo... just look at the size down the middle after lang's injury.

I hope Gainey can find the right mixture while he ponders what to do with 20+ mil of cap space, but just looking at the ufa list, it wont be an easy feat. He's gonna have to be creative.

what you're describing is why i picked other.

I want MTL to be modelled after Anaheim of 2 years ago. Big strong gritty team in general that had the skills to put it in the net and punish the opposing teams when they came across their blue line.

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I'm not surprised by the results. Habs fans have been conditioned to be wusses.

We need size and grit from the last D to the top scorer. It's time for this team to stop being cowards and stand up for themselves.

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Bully/Intimidating team

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what you're describing is why i picked other.

I want MTL to be modelled after Anaheim of 2 years ago. Big strong gritty team in general that had the skills to put it in the net and punish the opposing teams when they came across their blue line.
Fedor Emelianenko to Montreal (S5).

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