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04-02-2010, 09:53 PM
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From what I've read, I think this hasn't been answered yet so it it goes:

Jacques Demers said Renaud Lavoie said earlier that he had a source (a player who played for the team last year but doesn't anymore) telling him that after 2 losts in playoffs with Price in net, coaching staff and Bob Gainey had a meeting. Lavoie claims that the coaching staff wanted to put Halak in net, but that Gainey refused because "he didn't wanted to prove the media right".

Demers then said he hoped that information was false, because it was unacceptable from a DG, and that proven true, he would lose a lot of respect toward Gainey.
lol, that's a load of crap. I hate the way Gainey handled the goaltending situation when he took over as coach last year, but to say his decisions had anything to do with his ego or the media is just stupid. It is what it is -- the man simply believes in Carey Price more than he believes in Jaroslav Halak. I completely disagree with his assessment, but I believe 100% that he made what he thought was the best move for our hockey team.

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He went with Halak in a playoff game the year before why would he not have done it last year?

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For me, the most disappointing forward is Pouliot. Now we understand why Minn. called him the softest 6'3" forward. He is also very weak defensively. He is soft and lazy. Something needs to be done regarding him.

I am not disappointed with MAB. He is trying his best to help the team. Pouliot can do better but he is not doing it.

Our forwards were outmuscled and became timid in the 3rd period. We don't have a #1 line who can turn the moment of the game. Pouliot is not helping Gomez's line. Our team will go as far as Halak can take us. Going forward, our team needs a #1 line center and both Gomez and Plekanec are good #2 line center.

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For me, the most disappointing forward is Pouliot. Now we understand why Minn. called him the softest 6'3" forward. He is also very weak defensively. He is soft and lazy. Something needs to be done regarding him.

I am not disappointed with MAB. He is trying his best to help the team. Pouliot can do better but he is not doing it.

Our forwards were outmuscled and became timid in the 3rd period. We don't have a #1 line who can turn the moment of the game. Pouliot is not helping Gomez's line. Our team will go as far as Halak can take us. Going forward, our team needs a #1 line center and both Gomez and Plekanec are good #2 line center.
I'd also like to know how many times Pouliot falls down in a game, sometimes for unknown reasons. Not just tonight, but most nights, it's like he's got a problem with his blades.

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04-02-2010, 10:21 PM
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Some facebook comments about bergeron....

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Hey Oublions pas un certain #47 Bergeron il a jouer plus de 20 minutes aucune bourde en défense il est +1/3 lancers/1 passe il faut qu'il fasse quoi pour revenir en défense vraiment il joue mieux que Spacek
about an hour ago
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''Il a toujours mieux jouer que Spacek cette saison! Spacek serait suposé detre un numéro deux en défensive avec Markov! mais il na pas démontrer quil le pouvait letre... une saison BONNE pour lui mais il peut en donner plus... inconstance dans son cas et sest pour sa que les sabres non pas voulu le resigner et lont mit dans les estrades la saison derniere...''


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I'd also like to know how many times Pouliot falls down in a game, sometimes for unknown reasons. Not just tonight, but most nights, it's like he's got a problem with his blades.
His balance is indeed terrible. He is very weak on his skate.

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Some facebook comments about bergeron....

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Hey Oublions pas un certain #47 Bergeron il a jouer plus de 20 minutes aucune bourde en défense il est +1/3 lancers/1 passe il faut qu'il fasse quoi pour revenir en défense vraiment il joue mieux que Spacek
about an hour ago
''

''Il a toujours mieux jouer que Spacek cette saison! Spacek serait suposé detre un numéro deux en défensive avec Markov! mais il na pas démontrer quil le pouvait letre... une saison BONNE pour lui mais il peut en donner plus... inconstance dans son cas et sest pour sa que les sabres non pas voulu le resigner et lont mit dans les estrades la saison derniere...''


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Some facebook comments about bergeron....

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Hey Oublions pas un certain #47 Bergeron il a jouer plus de 20 minutes aucune bourde en défense il est +1/3 lancers/1 passe il faut qu'il fasse quoi pour revenir en défense vraiment il joue mieux que Spacek
about an hour ago
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''Il a toujours mieux jouer que Spacek cette saison! Spacek serait suposé detre un numéro deux en défensive avec Markov! mais il na pas démontrer quil le pouvait letre... une saison BONNE pour lui mais il peut en donner plus... inconstance dans son cas et sest pour sa que les sabres non pas voulu le resigner et lont mit dans les estrades la saison derniere...''


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Massive, massive win. Perhaps we shouldn't have been surprised, the Habs have made a habit of coming back whenever they appeared deader than dead all season.

Not only was this win a major push for the Habs, it was a serious blow for the Flyers, who are sent reeling and within striking distance of both the Rangers and the Thrashers... and the Flyers close out their schedule with two games vs. New York. Ouch. Whoever wins those two may well make the playoffs at the expense of the other, and missing the playoffs for a Flyers team that was considered a Cup contender would put lots of jobs in jeopardy. (I don't personally think the Flyers were ever an elite team, but the Pronger deal was the biggest in the off-season and the hype led to optimistic predictions.)

Classic Habs win, too. Thoroughly dominated 5-on-5, opportunistic scoring by top-six forward(s), goalie steals the win. That's the Martin system for you.

Hey, but at this stage of the season, result > style.

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Is Jean Page ********? (on L'Attaque a 5)

He suggested that the Flyers trade both JVR and Giroux + Draft Pick for Price.

Is Price truly worth their top prospects + a pick? I know they are in dire need of a goalie but seriously?
Whether the Flyers SHOULD be looking for a real #1 goalie and whether Carey Price qualifies as a real #1 goalie are interesting questions.

However, in reality, the Flyers have spent the last 25 years taking the goaltender position too lightly. They would rather try Sebastien Caron, and then if he doesn't do the job, reach out to André Racicot or Pat Jablonski than pay the price in draft picks or trade value or UFA premium salary to get a real #1.

JVR is an interesting player, but Giroux doesn't excite me that much. I don't think that JVR, Giroux plus a 3rd-4th round pick is too much to play for Price. However, Paul Holmgren is steeped in the Bobby Clarke tradition of trying to find a goalie by spinning the dial on a game show, so no, it won't happen.

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Sweet game by Halak and Markov. Looked like the Flyers were on the power play for the last 15 minutes. A must win game and we don't muster anything in the 3rd? Damn.

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I was listening to most of this game on the radio, wow, it sounded like Halak played his ass off and it was basically Halak vs Flyers. I get to watch the third and the play is mostly always in our zone, and no shots for 15 minutes?

Thank you Halak for the huge performance. Got us a huge win to get in that 6th position.

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oh well, we went on a massive high for a few games and now we are in a downward spiral (at least we won by the skin of our teeth today)
Soon enough what goes down must come up, and right in time for the playoffs...
Any game now Cammy is going to bring out the ****

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For me, the most disappointing forward is Pouliot. Now we understand why Minn. called him the softest 6'3" forward. He is also very weak defensively. He is soft and lazy. Something needs to be done regarding him.

I am not disappointed with MAB. He is trying his best to help the team. Pouliot can do better but he is not doing it.

Our forwards were outmuscled and became timid in the 3rd period. We don't have a #1 line who can turn the moment of the game. Pouliot is not helping Gomez's line. Our team will go as far as Halak can take us. Going forward, our team needs a #1 line center and both Gomez and Plekanec are good #2 line center.
Pouliot is not being given an opportunity to succeed as of late. Yes I know he falls down too often, and is not the best defensive forward - but he's no worse in his own end than Cammallerri. They need to park Pouluiot in front of the net on the powerplay: he has great hands, is big, and if you all remember a lot of his goals this year have been tip-ins or off rebounds close-in. I think he is trying as much as anyone out there - he started a nice 2 on 1 with Gionta late in the 3rd, and is a decent fore-checker.

I'll put it this way:

Would you rather have Latendresse back?

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For me, the most disappointing forward is Pouliot. Now we understand why Minn. called him the softest 6'3" forward. He is also very weak defensively. He is soft and lazy. Something needs to be done regarding him.

I am not disappointed with MAB. He is trying his best to help the team. Pouliot can do better but he is not doing it.

Our forwards were outmuscled and became timid in the 3rd period. We don't have a #1 line who can turn the moment of the game. Pouliot is not helping Gomez's line. Our team will go as far as Halak can take us. Going forward, our team needs a #1 line center and both Gomez and Plekanec are good #2 line center.
Well he's beginning to be treated exactly how he was in Minny so no surprise his playing like he did there. Pouliot clearly can't handle the tough lovin. When he came into the lineup, he was put on the first line and first PP just after a couple games. Even when he was scoring, game after game his PP time was reduced to what is now nothing. Pouliot lacks the mental toughness to handle that and is one of those players that needs to be babied to succeed. Just my hypothesis.

I agree about MAB, as coach Dennis Green would say, he was who we thought he was. MAB defensive incapabilities are a given.

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Pouliot is not being given an opportunity to succeed as of late. Yes I know he falls down too often, and is not the best defensive forward - but he's no worse in his own end than Cammallerri. They need to park Pouluiot in front of the net on the powerplay: he has great hands, is big, and if you all remember a lot of his goals this year have been tip-ins or off rebounds close-in. I think he is trying as much as anyone out there - he started a nice 2 on 1 with Gionta late in the 3rd, and is a decent fore-checker.

I'll put it this way:

Would you rather have Latendresse back?
If he brings his 30 goals, yes please!

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horrible 3rd, playoffs will be short if we continue playing this way.

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No doubt this was Halak's best game of the season. I held my breath many a time during the 2nd and 3rd periods as the Flyers took shot after shot. I expected many to enter the net and tie the game. But what happened to the Habs to allow this to happen after they had a great start to the game? From the midpoint on they went from dominating the Flyers to becoming potential victims as fast as turning on a light switch. They transformed Boucher from someone who looked as shaky as a tree in a windstorm into Ryan Miller. Only two Hab Dmen seemed to be doing positive things in their own zone, Markov for winning a few battles for the puck and O'Byrne, who made mistakes but threw some solid body checks. MAB did nothng to refute his reputation as being a defensive liability. Time after time he made unforgivable mistakes but was fortunate enough to be bailed out by Halak or by inaccurate Flyer shooting.

The Habs accomplished what they had to do, beat the Flyers without going into OT. Compared with the bleak situation after the Habs lost to Carolina, the Flyers look to be the team that's in the greatest jeopardy. They'll have to play back-to-back games with the Rangers, and if they're swept they'll miss the playoffs. Now if only the Leafs can pull another upset against the Bruins!

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Well he's beginning to be treated exactly how he was in Minny so no surprise his playing like he did there. Pouliot clearly can't handle the tough lovin. When he came into the lineup, he was put on the first line and first PP just after a couple games. Even when he was scoring, game after game his PP time was reduced to what is now nothing. Pouliot lacks the mental toughness to handle that and is one of those players that needs to be babied to succeed. Just my hypothesis.

I agree about MAB, as coach Dennis Green would say, he was who we thought he was. MAB defensive incapabilities are a given.
Im ready to cut MAB some slack. He hasnt played defense since what? December?

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Flyers got Halak rolled.
I catched parts of the 2nd and 3rd ... props to the entire team ... I was listening to the post game comments from halak ... not that I needed that to be convinced he was tha man ... but great team guy, it transpires in every sentence ... he's a class act and I hope we can hold on to him for as long as possible... he's miles away from carey price between the ears, no matter what their respective potential/ceilling is.

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BREAKING NEWS

Montreal's Netminder Halak Arrested

"On Friday, April 3rd 2010, Montreal Canadiens 24 year old netminder Jaroslav Halak was arrested in his hotel room in downtown Philadelphia. His teammates and Canadiens coaching staff were baffled by what they saw. Halak was handcuffed and escorted out of his room and into an armoured vehicle by two armed police officers. Their were several witnesses in this matter who came forward and also video evidence accusing Montreal's netminder of the theft of a Hockey game win and 2 precious points from the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center. After 2 hours of interogations, the Flyers dropped all charges against Halak as they did not have the offense to solve him.

Halak was escorted to the airport and, along with the rest of his team, is on his way back to Montreal.

This is C.I.H. reporting in from Philadelphia."

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Massive, massive win. Perhaps we shouldn't have been surprised, the Habs have made a habit of coming back whenever they appeared deader than dead all season.

Not only was this win a major push for the Habs, it was a serious blow for the Flyers, who are sent reeling and within striking distance of both the Rangers and the Thrashers... and the Flyers close out their schedule with two games vs. New York. Ouch. Whoever wins those two may well make the playoffs at the expense of the other, and missing the playoffs for a Flyers team that was considered a Cup contender would put lots of jobs in jeopardy. (I don't personally think the Flyers were ever an elite team, but the Pronger deal was the biggest in the off-season and the hype led to optimistic predictions.)

Classic Habs win, too. Thoroughly dominated 5-on-5, opportunistic scoring by top-six forward(s), goalie steals the win. That's the Martin system for you.

Hey, but at this stage of the season, result > style.

I think you should give the Flyers more credit. They started dominating only when they focused on playing their style. Before that it was quite the even match.

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I was listening to most of this game on the radio, wow, it sounded like Halak played his ass off and it was basically Halak vs Flyers. I get to watch the third and the play is mostly always in our zone, and no shots for 15 minutes?

Thank you Halak for the huge performance. Got us a huge win to get in that 6th position.
Martin McGuire really does a great job of hyping up the game. It's never as intense as he makes it seem.

Yes, Flyers dominated from end of 2nd and 3rd, but he always overexaggerates. Can't blame him, that's how you keep people tuned in.

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