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The Habs

Posted on: April 29, 2008 9:56 pm
the montreal Canadiens are perhaps the most talented team is the NHL. They are faster and more graceful than any other playoff team. Yet they still struggle against teams they are much better than (Bruins, Flyers a combined 16-0 against them in the regular season). This brings me to believe the Habs lack heart. Players such as Kovalev, Higgins and Plekanec have not steped their games up, they arent playing bad just not what i expect in the playoffs. These Younger players like the Kostysyns and Lapierre have worked their buts off while Higgins misses open nets and Michael Ryser sits on the bench. This lack of heart among the Assistant captains (Kovalev, Higgins, and Markov not Koivu as Koivu is all heart) is what IMO the reason we are not winning.

The next issue is Goaltending. Carey Price is amazing. He is the future of the Habs and maybe the best goalie prospect of all time. These playoffs he has not been consistant, he was amazing in 4 games against the bruins and he was less than stellar the other 3. Last night he was absolutely disgusting. That shorthanded goal was dispicable and even the other two were weak. We really need for him to show up tommorow night because when he is on his game we win plain and simple. I for one think it would be a shame if Halak started, not be cause Price has sucked, but because Price needs his confidence up and he is the reason we have made it this far to doubt him now is exactly what he doesnt need it could ruin him. See. Raycroft for the leafs (amazing now he sucks). We need to Start Carey and give him some defense and get the early lead which is key.

By the way next year gives me the shivers especially if we could lure a sniper to replace Ryder that could score 30 goals a season.

Go Habs, in no time they will have me singing OLE OLE and P.S if we make it o the finals me and my buds are driving up to Montreal to party and watch the games (In a bar because i would have to sell my kidneys to get tickets) and hopefully we could join in the rioting when they win.
Category: NHL
Tags: Playoffs

Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2008 7:45 am

The Habs

Typical frenchie collapse.  Just like in 2004 against the Bolts.  Montreal's not going to advance...again.

Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2008 7:40 am

The Habs

Wanna talk about no heart? Watch the Rangers this series (game 1 exclused)

Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2008 6:29 am

The Habs

Yes it is an old lesson that so many GM;s never seem to get. Ths habs need more grit and better shut down D. Price is not ready yet. Good play off teams can hang on to one goal leads. However, you are also overating the habs as well I think. You could argue they have as much balance as anyone in the East but then there are several teams out West that are better.  I am hoping that management take this for the lessons they can learn. They may still pull of a defeat against Philly but that will be the end of the road for this year. To win in the playoffs you usually have to knock down your first couple of series with soime ease. Look at what Detroit, Dallas and Pittsburgh are doing.



Since: Jul 11, 2007
Posted on: April 30, 2008 1:02 am

The Habs

I dont think i agree with ya on your comment on how your much better then the flyers , but i will agree and say the habs dont have any hart .(lol). They do have a very nice sqaud but could use a couple of good players with some grit and they should be fine . I really love Carrey price , i think he is awsome and will be for many years , hes only 20 right, hes great at floping to draw calls from the ref. whitch is always good. But let me ask you something , is his catching hand bothering him because he had a solid glove hand all year and now in the playoffs its looking a little suspect. But like i said you only need a few more peices and then your solid gold for years to come , i have alot of respect for the habs and am glad to see they are finnaly comming around and making alot of noise , Sorry bro but GO FLYERS>>>>>>>J

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 29, 2008 11:20 pm

The Habs

Your post was well thought out except for the Price bit. How does that trade involving Huet look now? 

Also, regular season against the Flyers was only 4 games, not 8.

While Price may have had a great rookie season, labeling him as the best prospect of all time? Just off the top of my head Pelle Lindbergh was a far superior prospect.

Anyhow, my thoughts on him. I never like to use the word choke and I won't here. He definitely has lost his confidence. I would have made the move in game 3 also, in fact we were disscussing it during intermission. I don't know anything about his personality or how will handle it. But I definitely start him in Game 4, Halak is not the Habs answer. (Besides, Richards is likely to whack him again) 

I'm taking the comment about the rioting with a bit of sarcasm, yes? The fans up there have embarrassed themselves enough already, with the fires, Booing our anthem and Briere. The beer on Richards. My God if that took place here in Philly It would have been all over CNN.

But hey you've got 2 games to play before you hit the greens. Enjoy them.

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