If theo makes one more save we don't even get to OT, the series is tied, Kovalev played a fantastic game, Souray and Julien never made those comments, etc, etc ,etc.
I hate Theo. He always manages to get all the freakin' credit when the habs win no matter how he played and rarely ever gets any of the blame when they lose. On the other hand all the other players are subject to the worst bashing when they lose and hardly ever get any credits when they all play well and bail Theo out.
I still can't get over the fact he acted like a Prima Donna two off season ago, came in camp out of shape after signing a huge contract and still won the Molson Cup after a crappy season when guys like Koivu, Zednik and Markov were all much more deserving.
What frustrates me about THeo is that he's inconsistent as hell. He can win you games on his own but he'll also lose them on his own. Theo is a small goalie who doesn't cover up a lot of the net and when he's not on his game he's just terrible.
I'd definately start Garon on thursday and see what he's made of. I don't want us to trade him without ever knowing who's the right goalie for this franchise.
Last edited by Habsolution: 04-14-2004 at 02:35 AM.
Did I mention I hate the fact that Theo rarely comes out and admit when he plays like a big pile of crap ? It's always the same song : "We have to play better". While it used to be true now it's more like YOU HAVE TO PLAY BETTER ! Just say it out loud Theo : "I was crappy from day 1 of the playoffs, I choked and what's amazing is that my teamates were able to bail me out once and win a game the way I was playing."
I just hope nobody gets booed if ever there is a game 6 ( I doubt it, even more now that Julien and Souray put some of the blame themselves on Kovalev, I doubt this team plays like one in game 5... but still, I hope Ribeiro shows some leadership and gets the guys to work together... yeah, I said Ribeiro).
I know it got real popular for all the hockey journalists to blame Kovalev last night, but I gotta say that it's still a penalty.
I could understand the ref's letting it go if it looked in any way accidental, but it wasn't.
What the hell was Green thinking?
What's his excuse? ... I was going for the puck and I'm near-sighted? ... I saw a piece of lint on his uniform and wanted to knock it off? ... Mosquitoe!!!
Should have been a penalty!
What happened, happened in a split second to Kovy. He made a mistake, and I'm sure he regrets it. By the time he realized what happened, the game was over.
How can you say he made a mistake?Gee he didn't move his hand out of the way from a slashing Bruins player.Did you see the slash?He felt it my friend!These damn refs are to blame for the way the game had gone!
If it had been a clean win straight to the deffence the puck would have been shot to the neutral zone. The Bruins would have never had it.
But you can qualify as a dumb option if you'd like... what do YOU think is to blame? vote please.
I would vote for the "you're not supposed to go into overtime when you have a 2 goals lead"
As for the faceoff, I don't blame Julien at all. The faceoff was on the right side and Dowd's a righty. Plus Dowd was better than Perreault in the faceoffs at that time in the game (64% for Dowd, 50% for Perreault) and Dowd is labeled as a good faceoff man. It's not like that Lindsay thing 2 years ago.
What bugs me is that offside when the Boston player threw the puck in our own zone while all the Boston players were still in it. That cost us the game since Bulis had control of the puck and could have score the empty netter. Why wasn't the faceoff deep in Boston's zone as it is when a player deliberately dumps the puck in the other zone to create an offside?
There's not one specific incident that is to blame for this loss.
Yes, ultimately Kovalev should have at a minimum kept his head up to get out of Souray's way. But have you ever been 2-handed across the forearm? It doesn't feel too damn good especially when you get it right across the bone.
Julien. The faceoff late in the third. Yes Dowd won the faceoff, but did Julien not watch the Montreal-Carolina series 2 years ago when Therrien put Bill Lindsay in to take the faceoff which ended the Habs' playoff run?
Rivet. He played horribly ALL NIGHT. Every time he touched the puck I stopped breathing because he couldn't control it. Then with the icing late in the game and losing the battle after Dowd's faceoff...
The officiating. As a rule I never blame the officiating. But I must just say that Zednik must find it hard playing hockey while carrying a Bruin on his back all night...
Theo. The first 2 goals were stoppable. Was he screened? perhaps. But they were stoppable. He stopped those shots 2 years ago.
Team game, team blame I say.
Never quit, never give up. The Habs have outplayed the B's the past 3 games. They can do it the next 3 too.