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04-09-2004, 11:08 AM
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Kovalev promoted on the first line: Source CKAC

They just said that Kovalev was promoted on the first line and Langdon will play

Not sure if he'll play RW or LW

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Does it really make a difference?

Kovalev is a washed up has-been who cant take a check, he has to dive or fall all the time! :lol

4-0 Bruins sweep series!

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OMG, The Bruins must be shaking like a leaf knowing that Langdon is suiting up. Why would the Habs dress a useless stiff? Do they really think the B's may not hit as much now? Goodness.

Good move with Kovalev though. I was hoping to get through game 2 without Kovalev being involved much. Putting him on the first line may give him the confidence he needs....

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RDS

Kovalev - Koivu - Zednik
Dagenais - Ribeiro - Ryder
Bulis - Dowd - Ward
Langdon - Bégin - Juneau

I like.

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Sweet... And Langdon's not a useless stiff, he's a guy who can actually play some hockey out there and he holds his own. He doesn't resort to cheapshots when the going get's tough though, so you won't be confusing him with #19 in the black and piss.


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RDS

Kovalev - Koivu - Zednik
Dagenais - Ribeiro - Ryder
Bulis - Dowd - Ward
Langdon - Bégin - Juneau

I like.
Actually, Kovalev will play RW and we we really need Langdon at least for tonight in Boston

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About f'ing time. He's also gonna be the RW on the line according to RDS. Double sweetness.

NOW WAKE UP KOVY AND TAKE THE BALL AND RUN WITH IT. This is your chance. Don't blow it.

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OMG, The Bruins must be shaking like a leaf knowing that Langdon is suiting up. Why would the Habs dress a useless stiff? Do they really think the B's may not hit as much now? Goodness.
Usually your posts are solid. Don't know where this is coming from. Langdon's a classy player who brings a lot of character, leadership and stability to the Habs lockerroom. He's not inept in a grinding role capacity and won't hurt Begin/Ward in keeping the puck deep. He won't hurt the team defensively and plays a disciplined game.

He's a better option than Perreault, in my opinion.

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OH YAAA

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Who's this Kovalev guy?

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RDS

Kovalev - Koivu - Zednik
Dagenais - Ribeiro - Ryder
Bulis - Dowd - Ward
Langdon - Bégin - Juneau

I like.
The only way to salvage this lineup:
Move Begin up into Dagenais' spot from time to time.

Otherwise, you'll never see the 4th line, because Langdon is simply not a good enough player to take a regular shift in the NHL playoffs, and it will just nullify one of our most effective players: Begin. If Begin and Juneau can kill penalties and Begin can take his energising game up to another line, it could be ok. We can't match Boston for 4-line depth, so if it means we just go with 3 lines more often, that's okay by me. I just hope they don't try to give Langdon any regular shifts. He can't contribute offensively or defensively, and will only take bad penalties that could sink us.

One thing that worries me about this: if Julien is putting Langdon in, does that mean he thinks we were physically overmatched in Game 1? We weren't. (Because we didn't have to be, we didn't play hard enough for the question to even arise). The team needs to play with intensity and speed. Langdon won't make a difference in that respect. In fact, even if the game does get physical, Langdon still is not a factor. We aren't going to intimidate Boston physically, no matter how much we try. All we can hope to do is play hard and use our speed to best advantage.

Taking Perreault out entirely and making one last throw of the dice with Kovalev on the top line is a good move, however.

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This is a great lineup which should have been in place for a while now in order to establish a good chemistry. I just hope Kovy clicks on the 1st line and that (at the very least) he ends the game on the 1st.

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Gotta admit, I'm pretty happy about the lines. Maybe they don't work, but they make sense to try. Interesting to see old man Juneau keeping a spot on the wing. I didn't really notice him last game, but then again, who did show up? Juneau should fare better at wing with less skating and less defensive responsibility.

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I think Juneau should play on the third line and Ward on the 4th. I know a lot of people here are not too high on Juneau but he's a more intelligent player in our defensive end than Ward. Also, putting Ward on that fourth line with Begin and Langdon would give us a good crash line, giving us some energy just in case the boyz decide to doze off again.

AND WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL THEM TO HIT THORNTON. He's one good hit from being out of this series.

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Usually your posts are solid. Don't know where this is coming from. Langdon's a classy player who brings a lot of character, leadership and stability to the Habs lockerroom. He's not inept in a grinding role capacity and won't hurt Begin/Ward in keeping the puck deep. He won't hurt the team defensively and plays a disciplined game.

He's a better option than Perreault, in my opinion.
2-2 game, late third period, you going to throw Langdon out to take the draw?

Like I said, I like him playing, especially at Perrault's expense.

I'd be more afraid of Perreault putting one in the net. Gives you guys one less capable goal scorer IMO...


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2-2 game, late third period, you going to throw Langdon out to take the draw?

Like I said, I like him playing, especially at Perrault's expense.

I'd be more afraid of Perreault putting one in the net. Gives you guys one less capable goal scorer IMO...
I don't think the 4th line will see much ice if Langdon plays. Juneau and Begin are both PK regulars and I think you might see some guys double shift on the 4th line a lot. Unless CJ feels some of his players play bigger when Langdon is there. I'd rather Sundstrom or Dackell who can be frustrating neutral zone types that slow the game down and force turnovers. Langdon is excellent at what he does, and is probably the player on the team I'd most like to have a beer with, but I'm not sure what he can accomplish. Could be as simple as chemistry though.

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Who's this Kovalev guy?
A third liner. Doesn't have lots of ice-time. He used to play with Jim Dowd, our 4th centreman.

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