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Like Plec’s last year right?
Hey Ian, I went to see the Bulldogs in Game 6 last night and noticed during the warmup that P.K. lets the ankle guards on the back of his skates hang loose, do you know if he’s wearing the new kevlar hockey socks? Seeing the loose guards back there gave me nightmares of Lang and Markov.
He looked great during the game btw, powered both regulation goals, probably tried carrying the offence a bit too much but honestly, with Pyatt, Maxwell up for Montreal and Pacioretty injured, they’re missing offence so it has fallen to the guy to push the offence forward for the Bulldogs. With 3G, 6A in 6 games, if the Bulldogs win the Calder Cup, I’d pick him for the Playoff MVP if he maintains this.
– I shall always remember Captain Koivu. http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/
Oh Bull****, Lapierre couldn’t find his balls for about 70 of the regular season games this year. If he gets resigned this off-season, it’s because of his last name and PG feeling the need to have a least 1 or 2 Francophones on the roster. I say that as a guy who owns a Lapierre t-shirt.
Yeah but that’s what we heard about Yannick Weber… big shot. Until PK or Weber actually starts putting pucks in the net like MAB, he’ll be retained as a 4-line forward/PP specialist.
“I lined up next to him at a faceoff, looked over and said “Hi Rocket”. All he did was growl.”
It’s really just a difference of two inches and nine pounds between MAB and PK. Being the same size as Doughty doesn’t mean anything — Doughty’s not even a big guy. Love the enthusiasm for PK, but we won’t really see what he can do for two or three years, after he’s had some time to settle into the league.
Totally agree. You hear that Boone? Pom poms.
“love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”
That’s why MAB’s contract is ending this year….!
MAB is making MAB obsolete.
If he merely as good as those two I will see a missed opportunity. Nothing more.
The habs need a game breaker to come out of their prospects, its been too long. PK is our next hope for that type of player.
I agree with giving him time and not proclaiming him the next coming of Orr, but there are lots of 20 year old d-men making the jump to the NHL and contributing right away.
They start the night by naming a captain… Paul Mara! 😀
Laps, Pyatt, amd Hamrlik have given the Habs all they could give this season. SK won’t and Bergeron can’t.
the PP isn’t struggling…4 for 22, for just under 20 percent efficiency. we scored a PP goal in every game of the series except the tight-checking 2-1 win on friday night.
i’m more concerned about our 5 on 5.
– Habs Romance (Lady Gaga remix) http://montreal.virginradio.ca/blogs/39/posts/464
naysayers of the world, unite!
Wow. So I guess if he ‘flames out’ as a mere Daryl Sydor or Eric Desjardins type player, you’ll be severely ticked off and probably want him traded in three years. Just like all the people expecting Carey Price to be the next Patrick Roy or Ken Dryden right off the bat.
Love the move, can’t wait to see PK skate for us.
The PP is struggling and can’t get any worse (esp giving up 2 shorties).
PK is also a right shot, and will keep the Caps guessing.
PK is making MAB obsolete. I dont see JM using him in place of MAB just yet but the writing is on the wall.
PK has a blistering point shot, can handle the puck and also play effective D. He also is much bigger than MAB and is not easily pushed around.
By xmas next year PK will be our #2 defenceman. He is the same size and age as Drew Doughty and has been an allstar at the WJC. He dominates the game at the AHL level and has shown flashes of what he will become in the NHL.
Think Brad Park or Ray Bourque and thats where PK is going.
“Stay positive for 60 minutes.”
Monsieur Boone, I really, really DO hope you don’t take a “Do as I say, not as I do” approach on this one. We, the fans of the Canadiens, can use all the mojo you or anyone else can muster. That means no “Washington’s going to tie it up now” or “They’re done, just done” type sentiments.
You have said many times this is not a cheerleading site and that’s fine. It is better that way. But for one day, for one game can you please practice what you preach in your rules and break out the skirt, tight-fitting sweater and, of course, the pom-poms and just go with the POSITIVE vibes minus negativity tonight?
/\\ikeGO HABS GO!
Agreed. Sergei hasn’t done enough to warrent making a big deal about him not being in the lineup. He is providing no offence (0 points) and makes no physical contributions. Take a seat upstairs SK.
I agree that Markov needs a stay-at-home dman paired with him due to his offensive pinches, although I’d rather Markov focus on keeping the puck our of our net than putting it in theirs for game 6. Offense hasn’t been our problem of late…
I don’t know if you noticed but our PP hasn’t had much success against Washington with MAB on D – last game the puck got past him and out of the zone over and over again. PK could change things around. I bet PK gets first line PP duties with Markov. If MAB does play tonight he will be on the 2nd PP D pairing.
And as to SK comments on other posts, the fast the he’s benched is because he’s a defensive liability, not because he is less talented offensively. This team needs to play near perfect defense to take this game.
I agree. Subban replaces MAB on defense.
Who would I pick for offensive duty between Sergei and MAB? That’s kind of a no-brainer. Which describes Jacques Martin’s approach to playoff hockey.
Alsoon second shift PP instead of Hamrlik.
Markov has been pinching a lot and PK also has an offensive tendency — if no MAB I’d go
Agree, except Laps — he’s been very effective for the ToI he’s been getting — great forechecking and drew a few penaltys.
MAB too wasn’t too shabby in Game 5 with limited ice time… but where’s the Howitzer!?!?
Sorry man, got to disagree. Did you see Sergei float on the Caps goal last game? He was stuck on the ice after not changing, didn’t cover the point, didn’t go into the corner, literally just stood there in the defensive zone while the caps skated around him. Embarassing. He doesn’t deserve to even play against someone like Belanger, who ripped his own tooth out on the bench and was back playing hard his next shift. I’d take a player that cares (Pyatt, Laps) over one that is skilled and doesn’t give a rat’s behind in the playoffs. It’s the playoffs! I don’t care if he goes on to be a 70 point player in this league…give me a team of guys that will go through a plate glass window in the playoffs, and I’m happy.
I fully agree. At no point in these playoffs have I been disappointed in his effort level, and Martin’s benching of him tonight and past nights continues to disturb me.
• No one shows up in blackface, wearing an Afro wig.
It’s hilarious and awful that you even have to say that!
Regardless of my feeling about coaching and certain players, whatever happens tonight I’m excited and proud that we’re here in Game 6. Let’s push the Caps to 7 and win one in the Bell!
Pyatt and Lapierre stay. Suban is coming so MAB can sit. Hammer is toast.
No matter what….CHEER CHEER CHEER!!!
Don’t worry, the Habs won’t go down 2-0 :). But i’m with you, if by some miracle, Washington manages to score TWO goals on our brick wall before we score 7, we should still support our boys
I’ve been bashing on Gill all year, and while I don’t take any of it back, he’s been consistently feeding me my words since the playoffs began. Keep it up Gill cause I’m not full yet.
Agree 100% although I like MAB on the wing far more.
Even if let’s say the Caps lead 2-0 on us, please people keep on cheering our Boys, don’t start booing them. Everything is possible at this point and they need the crowd!!! Seeing how they battled in playoffs, our Habs deserve an applaud at the end of the game no matter what.!!
— YES HABS CAN!! —
Bergeron is needed for his shot on the PP.
Pyatt has been a warrior!
As much as Hammer sucked last game, we need him at his best.
Lapierre has played rather well these playoffs, in my opinion.
This is just my opinion, but Bergeron, Pyatt, Hamrlik or LaPierre should sit before S. Kostitsyn.
Yes, please. That should be Rule #1.
I am drooling at the prospect of Subban and Markov paired together.
Rock the Bell. The seventh man matters.
With 20 Too Many Men penalties called in the playoffs so far, truer words have never been spoken. As a Roughriders fan (even though I know I’m in Als territory), please quit making any reference to the importance of the extra man in a pivotal game.
While I’m ecstatic Subban might play to night, I hope it isn’t in favor of Sergei Kostitsyn. But you know that’s gonna happen.
Good Rules, Boone.
Though I don’t think number one should even have to be written – come on, guys show some common sense.
“Pusie possessed a wickedly wild shot, so inaccurate that he could not hit the province of Quebec if he was standing inside the Montreal Forum.” Dick Beddoes
We are a better squad than you give us credit for my friend and our coach is starting to coach!
The way Fleury is playing, Pittsburgh wouldn’t sweep Edmonton.
I have enjoyed this young mans career since he
was a walk on at 16 years old in junior. I have posted many times that
he is going to be a super star in the NHL in years to come.
don’t think that he is there already and that this 20 year old kid is
going to lead us to the promised land tonight. He still has some
seasoning to go.
But when he arrives, competes and comfortable
in this league. We are going to see and enjoy some magic from this kid.
With his skates, his stick, his great wit and personality.
Super fast, plays two way’s, has an accurate and blistering shot from the point.
and no booing the national anthem (either one). Show some class!
“Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden
Habs win tonight,win Game 7 in Washington Wednesday,get swept in 4 by Pittsburgh.
rules for jacques martin: play subban, sit bergeron
AAHH!! I just wanna go ride my car with my two Habs flags around the city, I’m so effin excited for tonight!!
No, I gotta stay in and study for my final.
GO OUT THERE AND TAKE IT!!!!!
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Habs should dress Chris Nilan as the flag player and wait in the weeds for Ovie to spray him!!
WOO!!! And furthermore, HOO!!!!
Maybe if Smyth didn’t shoot the puck like he was just learning how to do “lifters” the Kings would still be alive.
Love the positive outlook, Boone!
Even if the Caps win tonight, the future looks bright.
I hope that everyone going to the game tonight reads this, I would love to hear it on my TV.
Gotta save some for game 7!
These should be carved on tablets and thrown at anyone who disobeys. I see Boone stumbling down frome the pressbox and chucking them at the so-called Subbanators. THOSE WHO WILL NOT LIVE BY THE LAW…..
Sadly: not gonna happen. And folks will boo, especially the overprivileged “fans” who cram into the Bell and figure the basic rules of civility don’t apply when one is stupid enough to pay a scalper 800$ to drink 10$ beer and put on blackface (HAR HAARRRRR HAR, geddit, its because PK is black, HARRRRRRR).
Pk plays with Hammer…8-9 minutes + PP if things go as planned.
Upgrade over MAB defensively and offensively!
“If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” (anon)
A great post to start off a day that could be the last of the season, but may not be. Go Habs Go, whatever the result, just leave it all out there tonight!
Bold Prediction: If Hawks win against Nashville, Canucks drop them in round 2 for a Conference Final. Niemi is not the Bulin Wall, who was a key factor in the Blackhawks six-game win last year, Keith is not playing like a Norris candidate and Toews has been a bit quiet in the series, Luongo will win the goaltending duel and that will be the difference.
Those rules should be on a 20-foot banner outside of the Bell Centre, run it by PG and the Molsons Boone.
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