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09-08-2009, 06:57 PM
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Our ex-habs prediction for 09-10

How do you think our ex-players will do this year in their new team? Here's my take:

Saku Koivu: 15 goals, 49 assists, 64 points in 70 games in Anaheim.

Playing with Teemu Selanne is going to help him and Teemu as well. He's going to have a good season.

Alex Kovalev: 24 goals, 35 assists, 59 points in 70 games in Ottawa.

1st, he's going to have significantly less ice time with Ottawa than he did with us. 2nd, every 4th years, he has to get a surgery for his hurting knee.

Alex Tanguay: 19 goals, 44 assists, 63 points in 76 games in TB.

He's going to be successful enough with Stamkos.

Chris Higgins: 21 goals, 23 assists, 44 points in 77 games in NY.

In NY, a lot of players underachieve offensively. Plus, he's got no real playmaker to feed him the puck. However, I see him bounce back at 20+ goals.

Mathieu Schneider: 8 goals, 23 assists, 31 points in 67 games.

I see him producing at a high pace on the PP, but he's getting old and will spend quite some time with the doctors.

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09-08-2009, 07:00 PM
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I would say kovalev gets more points and tanguay gets less points but also less games played due to injury

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Kovalev has to get a surgery for his knees this year. If he plays more than 70 games, it would surprise me quite a bit.

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How do you think our ex-players will do this year in their new team? Here's my take:

Saku Koivu: 15 goals, 49 assists, 64 points in 70 games in Anaheim.

Playing with Teemu Selanne is going to help him and Teemu as well. He's going to have a good season.

Alex Kovalev: 24 goals, 35 assists, 59 points in 70 games in Ottawa.

1st, he's going to have significantly less ice time with Ottawa than he did with us. 2nd, every 4th years, he has to get a surgery for his hurting knee.

Alex Tanguay: 19 goals, 44 assists, 63 points in 76 games in TB.

He's going to be successful enough with Stamkos.

Chris Higgins: 21 goals, 23 assists, 44 points in 77 games in NY.

In NY, a lot of players underachieve offensively. Plus, he's got no real playmaker to feed him the puck. However, I see him bounce back at 20+ goals.

Mathieu Schneider: 8 goals, 23 assists, 31 points in 67 games.

I see him producing at a high pace on the PP, but he's getting old and will spend quite some time with the doctors.
Saku will have a great year...at least I'll be pulling for him.
Free of all the media crap that he had to deal with, playing behind a big #1 center nad not against the other teams shut down line.

Go Saku..make the French media eat their words!!!!!

20 goals 50 assists---70 points.

Higgins... I think he still has lots of upside, last year was just a bad year, like so many other Habs. Erica..listen up... you based Higgins for so long, but he wa outscore Sergi without any problems. Looking for a big contract will also motivate Higgy!

25 goals 30 assists ---- 55 points


Tanquay playing with Vinny and Marty will eat it up! He has a lot to prove.

15 goals 60 assists --- 75 points

Kovy.... will NOT burn it up this year.... he will drive Clouston nuts...so bad that he will forget all about Heatley!

20 goals 30 assists. --- 50 points

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09-08-2009, 07:37 PM
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sorry. I don't recall any of these players... But if I had to guess

Koivu 15G 45A
Kovalev 26G 35A
Tanguay 22G 43A
Higgins 23G 27A
Schneider 9G 21A

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nonw of these players will play more than 50 games except Higgins and maybe Kovalev

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Koivu ~20GP 3G, 7A, 10Pts. (Injured for the rest of the season)
Kovalev ~80GP 25G, 25A, 50Pts.
Tanguay ~80GP 25G, 50A, 75Pts. (Vinny effect)
Higgins ~60GP 15G, 25A, 40Pts. (Injured for a month or so)
Schneider: ~30GP 5G, 10A, 15Pts. (He will retire, get over it)


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09-09-2009, 09:18 AM
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I think the most interesting player is Koivu, while old he finnaly has tallented players ahead of him with the ducks.

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Komisarek 78 games 0 Goals 2 Assists

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Alex Tanguay: 19 goals, 44 assists, 63 points in 76 games in TB.

He's going to be successful enough with Stamkos.
Who said Tanguay will play with Stamkos? From what I've read, most people assume TB will go with a new French connection line with St-Louis and Vinny. I think it's unlikely because Stamkos will need real wingers. Another possibility is that we'll see the Vinny-Tanguay and Stamkos-St-Louis pairings, given that St-Louis and Stamkos had pretty good success at the end of last season when they were paired together with Malone.

Either way, I do not see Stamkos and Tanguay playing together and I think that Tanguay will thrive with Vinny (if we assume they do play together). I would see a 1PPG season for Tanguay.

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Hmmm...interesting topic.

Koivu i see him in the 60 point range. I think him and Selanne will form an interesting duo.
Kovalev in my opinion will have a down year. We all know where his heart is and i have a feeling it will affect his play. Also if Clouston was so quick to cut Heatley`s ice time, we all know how Kovy feels about that. I have a feeling he will float around 50 points (no pun intended).
Tanguay, will be a perfect compliment in Tampa. They will have a high scoring first line. I see a 75 point year for him, if he stays healthy.
Schneider will be his regular 30 points with limited even strength time.
Komisarek is interesting. I think he will have a great year. Obviously he wont put up points, but he is in a good situation. A tougher team, that wont rely on him to be the most physical player, will have decreased ice time, and will be surrounded by a very solid blue line. It will be very difficult for him to look bad. But i do sincerly hope, Lucic grabs him and pummels him into rethinking his career choice.

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09-09-2009, 10:11 AM
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Expect Tanguay to be among the first 30 scorers of the league and be the best ex-Habs this year.

- One year contract
- Centered by LeCavalier or Stamkos
- Opportunity to play with Saint-Louis

I will try to pick the guy in my hockey pool because I expect near if not more than 80 points from him... just like when he was playing with Forsberg, Sakic and Hejduk.

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Tanguay: 25g, 45a, 70pts in 78 games
Koivu: 17g, 48a, 65pts in 70 games
Kovalev: 23g, 32a, 55pts in 75 games
Higgins: 22g, 24a, 46pts in 80 games
Schneider: 8g, 21a, 29pts in 60 games

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Everything's about right, but one thing. Tanguay will not play 76 games and will not score 63 pts!!!

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Everything's about right, but one thing. Tanguay will not play 76 games and will not score 63 pts!!!
Did you start watching hockey last year?

Tanguay is a 70 pts player in this league. Under the right circumstances, I see him succeed. 63 points in 76 games is really, really realistic. I'd even push it and say he's the most likely ex-Hab to hit the 70 points plateau.

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Saku Koivu: 18 goals 55 assist 73 pts
Koivu won't score alot of goals because is mission is to feed the puck to selanne that's why I think 55 assists can be realistic.

Chris Higgins: 20 Goals 23 Assists 43 Pts
Higgins will bounce back, he was developping to be a great player.
This is just guts feeling.

Komisarek: 0 Goals 5 Assist and other nice video of him getting punch hard by lucic on you tube.

Schneider: 10 Goals 20 Assists 30 Pts
Schneider is a great player and I would of loved to have him back with us this year but I dont think he can still play a whole season and putting pts at the pace he was with us.

Kovalev: 27 Goals 30 Assists 57 Pts
He will under perform but he will still be a valuable asset for Ottawa
He won't be on the 1st PP Unit and he won't have 1st line minutes.

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Saku Koivu: 19 goals, 36 assists, 55 points in 50 games in Anaheim.

I think his line will dominate but he'll get injured then make a strong comeback going into the playoffs.

Alex Kovalev: 24 goals, 35 assists, 59 points in 70 games in Ottawa.

I totally agreed with you on this one, thought around exactly this type of production

Alex Tanguay: 16 goals, 55 assists, 71 points in 74 games in TB.

I think eventually he'll be part of a big 3 and put up some crazy numbers, he'll get injured going into the playoffs though a la Markov last season and it'll hurt the team.

Chris Higgins: 14 goals, 17 assists, 31 points in 63 games in NY.

I have a feeling he'll be a bust over in NY but one day we'll see him doing well for another team. I don't see him as their type of player, even if he is an NY native.

Mathieu Schneider: 10 goals, 19 assists, 29 points in 55 games.

I don't think he'll be all that great defensively either.

Also wanted to mention that I also think Kostopolous will be really good on Carolina

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Mike Komisarek: 1 goal, 9 assists, 10 points in 78 games.
I think he'll be a -10 though, partially due to goaltending and partially due to him being a bust in TO. I predict he will be the signing they're most pissed off about for years to come.


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Hey guys, Richard Labbé just told Higgins is going to score 35 goals for the Rangers this year! hahaha!

Man I hate this guy. I bet he was one of those who wanted Gainey to deal Chris away last year too. *******.

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Hey guys, Richard Labbé just told Higgins is going to score 35 goals for the Rangers this year! hahaha!

Man I hate this guy. I bet he was one of those who wanted Gainey to deal Chris away last year too. *******.
Chris 'No Hands' Higgins scoring 35 goals, no way.

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Marc-Antoine Godin on La Zone right now.

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I think Koivu might have an 80 point season. Remember he led the league in scoring in his sophmore season until he got injured. He's older now but I think he could have been a really great point-producer had he not been on such weak teams in Montreal.

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Saku Koivu: 19 goals, 36 assists, 55 points in 50 games in Anaheim.

I think his line will dominate but he'll get injured then make a strong comeback going into the playoffs.
I know people are in love with Koivu here, and I like him too, but over a PPG for a player on the decline like him who only has 1 PPG season under his belt when he was much younger is really pushing it.

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I know people are in love with Koivu here, and I like him too, but over a PPG for a player on the decline like him who only has 1 PPG season under his belt when he was much younger is really pushing it.
Look at the teams he played for, and which linemates he played with. Look at the injuries he had during those seasons.

He's now healthy again, might not be for long but imo when he's healthy (not playing with an injury) he is a ppg guy so long as he's put with at least one good player.

Won't he be playing with Selanne, one of his best friends? Not saying they'll be great together, but with much less pressure, a solid 2nd line role, what could go wrong aside from injury?

As I said, I don't expect him to put up 82 points, I just expect he'll play 50-60 games and put up PPG numbers. I know for some people that might be tough to swallow but on Montreal he rarely had line mates who were good.

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