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12-26-2009, 11:51 AM
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Hi, Leafs fan here, I come in peace. I just wanted to ask a question. In Toronto, I am pretty sure that the biggest rivalry games are against the Habs. Is it the same in Montreal? Or is Boston your biggest rivalry? Anyway, I'm really excited about the game tonight and I was lucky enough to get tickets. I have come to Montreal a few times to watch Leafs/Habs. It really is alot of fun and I love your city. It really is amazing that even though some years our teams are not that good but the games we play against each other are quite entertaining and exciting. So, although I want the leafs to win....let the rivalry continue and here's to a great game!
The Leafs to their credit, have some character guys, and always bring their A game vs the Habs...tonight will be a good game, the Habs tend to play the Leafs better in TO than in Montreal...

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12-26-2009, 11:57 AM
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Cammalleri has been relatively silent goal wise lately, this game hinges on him to produce IMO.

Kessel doesn't have a point in 4 games, so you know he'll be ready to come out flying after the little break.

Let's not forget the Leafs have lost 4 of 5. I hate playing a Leafs team on a losing streak because it always doubles up their emotion and intensity that is always high against us to begin with.

I am predicting 4-3 Habs, but it could just as easily go the other way.

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12-26-2009, 12:01 PM
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I'd be surprised if Price started tonight, although I hope he does but we'll see!

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12-26-2009, 12:03 PM
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I'd be surprised if Price started tonight, although I hope he does but we'll see!
I hope not.

Kessel is cold right now, and he has a habbit of lighting up that Price glove side (see, 2008 and 2009 playoffs). It's better to not start him, IMO.

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12-26-2009, 12:07 PM
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I hope not.

Kessel is cold right now, and he has a habbit of lighting up that Price glove side (see, 2008 and 2009 playoffs). It's better to not start him, IMO.
Yeah but he also hasn't started in over a week, so it be nice to get him back into it!

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12-26-2009, 12:09 PM
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Yeah but he also hasn't started in over a week, so it be nice to get him back into it!
Let him start Ottawa on Monday, IMO.

No Alfie, No Spezza... they are a very weak team ATM...

I have to say though, if I'm Martin there is no question who starts tonight and that's Halak. He's won 3 straight for us, and performed extremely well in the process. Ride the hot hand.

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12-26-2009, 12:23 PM
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Let him start Ottawa on Monday, IMO.

No Alfie, No Spezza... they are a very weak team ATM...

I have to say though, if I'm Martin there is no question who starts tonight and that's Halak. He's won 3 straight for us, and performed extremely well in the process. Ride the hot hand.
I really really don't want to start another Price vs Halak battle here but had Price won the last three game the same way Halak just did, there would NO questions as to who is starting tonight, it would be Price 100% sure...but when it come to Halak other set of rules seems to apply...

Anyways I'm ok with either of them...

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12-26-2009, 12:32 PM
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It's Halak.

Biggest rivalry is still Leafs-Habs for me. Well, equal to Bruins-Habs.

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He basically said that it was one of the easiest games he ever played and he didn't even break a sweat.

I believe him though, the Habs played probably their worst hockey of the season that week... They looked like a last-place team the whole time.
Thanks!

Yeah, well he didn't look so great on the defensive side the first game of the season.. no reason for him to be a smart ass.

We'll be sure to make him work tonight..Thinks are not easily forgotten, especially against one of our biggest rivals

~Go habs go~!

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12-26-2009, 12:33 PM
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big game!
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The key to the victory tonight: score more goal than the opponent

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As per Habs I/O, Halak gets the start tonight.

http://habsinsideout.com/

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12-26-2009, 01:27 PM
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I think we lose this one 4-3 or 3-3 in overtime, because we always go in overtime against the Leafs and we're bound to lose one of these. Hope I'm wrong and we actually beat those all-time losers, though.

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As per Habs I/O, Halak gets the start tonight.

http://habsinsideout.com/
Good, even if I like Price better, we have to ride the hot goalie. And Halak is red-iron hot.

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As per Habs I/O, Halak gets the start tonight.

http://habsinsideout.com/
Good news..

Wonder if Hammer is playing..

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12-26-2009, 01:38 PM
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BGL the equalizer. As you already know the Canadiens are a smaller team. When one of the less physical players gets roughed up, guys like Moen, Mara, Obyrne, perhaps Gill move in an exact a little pay back.

Now if the other teams enforcer decides that he has to take a stand against say a guy like Moen, this is where BGL comes into play. He will challenge the guy next chance and if he backs away will not look as tough, and if he fights will probably get beat and still not look so tough.

So before it gets to this stage Moen or someone like him will get a free pass and everything will be considered equal. The enforcer will be nuetralized by BGL's mere presents in the lineup.

So when you notice that the enforcer is behaving you will realize it is because of BGL. Remember, last year when Chara was running around intimidating and was punching Komesarek. When BGL got in the line-up and was challenged by BGL to put up or shut up .....he chose to shut up

So people that say Big George is a non factor because he is a little slower or doesn't put up a lot of points should remember that the players appreciate that he has something that is rare and that is the ability to keep order.

The less mayhem, the more you can be assured that Laroque presence lets the fast, smaller players do what they do best.

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National game, so HD quality on CBC will be good.

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12-26-2009, 01:39 PM
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Halak against Toronto

this year: 1 game played for 1 win - 86,7% - 3.69 GAA
last year: 4 games played for 3 wins and 1 lose - 92,3% - 2.50 GAA
2007-2008: 1 game played for 1 lose - 89,2% - 4.00 GAA
2006-2007: 1 game played for 1 win - 94,9% - 1.85 GAA
overall record: 7 games played for 5 wins and 2 loses - 90,9% - 3.01 GAA

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12-26-2009, 01:43 PM
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Good, even if I like Price better, we have to ride the hot goalie. And Halak is red-iron hot.
He's so hot right now.


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12-26-2009, 01:46 PM
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I hope not.

Kessel is cold right now, and he has a habbit of lighting up that Price glove side (see, 2008 and 2009 playoffs). It's better to not start him, IMO.
1 point in his last 5 games. Also a sweet -6 to boot. My, didn't see that coming from Kesspesito.

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1 point in his last 5 games. Also a sweet -6 to boot. My, didn't see that coming from Kesspesito.
I did.

He's a 21 yr old American Kovalev. He is a game breaker, then he is a dissapearing act. Incredibly one-dimensional player.

When he is on his game, offensively he is one the best players in the game. When he is off his game, he is completely useless in all situations. I call this Kovalitis.

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12-26-2009, 01:54 PM
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I did.

He's a 21 yr old American Kovalev. He is a game breaker, then he is a dissapearing act. Incredibly one-dimensional player.

When he is on his game, offensively he is one the best players in the game. When he is off his game, he is completely useless in all situations. I call this Kovalitis.
Now that's hot

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I did.

He's a 21 yr old American Kovalev. He is a game breaker, then he is a dissapearing act. Incredibly one-dimensional player.

When he is on his game, offensively he is one the best players in the game. When he is off his game, he is completely useless in all situations. I call this Kovalitis.
He also a has a case of Jagrwhineism. Its a case of being lazy, people notice and complain including teammates, then he whines that he's not lazy at all and that he's just tired.

No cure has been found as of yet.

Nice av bro.

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I smell a goal by AK. that is all.

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Here's to a really exciting game tonight!

!GOHABSGO!

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I think Cammy's due. He's gonna play in his hometown after having spent Christmas there, it's the perfect occasion for him. I think he gets at least a goal, but I won't be mad if he still gets some assists, better those than nothing.
Sorry, but he's not due until the next home game when Martin can get the match-ups he wants, unfortunately that's the only way a player that small and one dimensional can score. Traffic is harder for him on the road.

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