anybody could say ; with halak in nets, the players are more confident because they know they have a chance to win even if they trail back....that halak, in a close game, can do the difference...
I'm sorry , but price did not play well today ... its like people are brainwashed by the hype around him ... last game agains them...same thing happened; Pavelec was the best player on the ice... no wait ; it was HALAK.
Last game against the Thrashers, were there so many occcasions with an Atlanta player left alone at the open-net side? Seriously.
As much as I like Mara and dislike Bergeron's play - the last goal is completely on him.
Bergeron, while beaten, was still forcing his guy into the corner. Gomez had cut off the other guy in front of the net - but Mara decided to skate over into the corner with the other four players (two Thrashers, two Habs) which left Armstrong completely wide open in front of the net.
If Bergeron stays on his man and doesn't get nervous(like he always does), his man is neutralized, there is zero scoring chances and the puck goes behind the net.
Normal for a .500 team, but this team should be better than .500 even with the injuries. It has the talent, and it's doing too many things well. The defense has to be fixed, period, and while there's personnel problems I think the squad is adequate, so it's the coaching staff's job.
This team should be .500 with 3 defensemen out and a severe lack of secondary scoring. Moen and Metro have more goals than Lats, AKost, Pacioretty and D'Agostini put together.
One of these days, Lats will get a hat trick and be lousy in the same game, just you watch. One of his goals will be a garbage goal, so worthless. One of his goals he'll score in the slot when he should have been in the crease looking for garbage goals and besides it was all Plekanec's pass. And the last one he'll hit a guy to steal the puck from him and power move toward the goalie rather than pass to Plekanec behind him, what a selfish play.
The amount of criticism the guy gets is farcical, and undeserved.
Don't worry. It's mostly a way to bash the french press than anything else. By bashing Latendresse, they in fact mean that they hate the way the french press never says anything bad against him. So instead of bashing the press, they bash Lats.
Reason why from now on, I'll bash Gomez. 'Cause I hate Sarah Palin and her views and in order to get to Palin, Gomez will have it.