Habs’ Price has extra motivation in the playoffs | HI/O Show

On this week’s show, our panel — Gazette sports columnists Stu Cowan and Jack Todd, along with Marc Dumont of Habs Eyes On the Prize and host Adam Susser — discusses Carey Price’s playoff motivation as well as these topics:

Who do you think will be the Rangers’ most dangerous player?

Will rookie Artturi Lehkonen be able to handle the playoff pressure?

Our viewer question of the week: Will we see Canadiens defence prospect Mikhail Sergachev during the playoffs?

Who do you think will be the Canadiens’ unsung heroes in the playoffs?

198 Comments

  1. cerbere29 says:

    First time I hear Marc Dumont. Good analyst. I like this panel a lot.

  2. habsfan2long says:

    I’ve always been a Chucky supporter but fact is he will NOT be a Hab next year. The decision has already been made by MB (like it was last season when PK sat the final 12 games) and communicated to CJ, leaving CJ to use AG27 strategically on the PP, in OT and up and down the lineup if, as and when needed. He knows he’s working with an asset that won’t return next year so need not worry about “team” chemistry or player development. Think of Chuck as this year’s UFA rental.

    Also at issue is Rads. He’s been pretty quiet these last number of games and seems a tad disengaged. Fatigue? Contract issues? Maybe #47 and #27 are two players who have already checked-out and are looking forward to where they land next. If they do light it up, it’s for what they get from someone else next year not for their devotion to the Habs this year.

  3. habs001 says:

    Lot of posters forget that the Rangers had a much tougher schedule than the Habs and they had a very good regular season…The Habs did not play under their talent level..this is who they are…one goal or tie games in the third..

    • savethepuck says:

      I wasn’t underestimating the Rags but I was basing my prediction for this series on how the 2 teams had played the last 20-25 games of the season and the results head to head. Looking at those 2 things would definitely make the Habs a huge favourite. I’m far from panicking anyways, it was just one game and that game could have went either way. I still think the Habs will take this series and I don’t think it will take 7 games.

      “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
      Carey Price

  4. durocher says:

    I like POPS’s lines below, though I’d suggest this revision to the bottom 6:

    62/27/47
    67/24/11
    21/65/41
    92/14/34

    • POPS says:

      I don’t mind what you’ve done with Plekanec. Why is it that a coach quickly drops a 30 goal scorer to the 4th line, but tolerates a guy who puts up 28 points this season, on the 2nd line? I know the one was a +10, and the other a -5, but this team is starved for goals. Getting production from the second line is a must to win this series. The big boys (Pacioretty, and Radulov) will be watched very carefully, so this team needs to get some production from Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Byron, and Lehkonen to win.

  5. HUDSONHAB says:

    Here’s a question:
    Pacioretty had many shots and shot attempts. If GALCHENYUK had those same attempts, does he score?

    ….Hab4life….

    • Timo says:

      Davey D would

      • RightNyder says:

        Loser Edmonton fans are already turning on him.
        They have no appreciation for what they have.
        I mean sure, he’s gone 13 games without a point and had nine whole shots in those games. Sure he was out there covering no one during last night’s OT goal.
        But he was a solid -4 in those games and had TWO (loins poke their head up excitedly) hits in one of the games. He’s a robust performer.
        We miss him.

    • habs001 says:

      He misses the net a lot

  6. RightNyder says:

    Two questions:
    1. Who gets the call to shadow Tanner Glass?
    2. How will the ladies participate in the beard competition?
    http://gph.is/2pyec4k

    • Mavid says:

      I have a beard..what you talkin about?

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  7. Timo says:

    Hopefully Julien is done with his Galchenyuk experiment. Did it cost Habs the game? Doubtful. But it did reduce their chances to win.

  8. Ingy27 says:

    All I would like to see is the 4th liners (king) playing with the 4th line and top 6 guys (Chucky) playing in the top 6 and let the chips fall where they may.
    Go Habs Go!

  9. Arnold 56-79 says:

    Very little credit given to the Rangers. They played a perfect ‘protect the lead’ game once they scored. They used their speed to force the Habs into mistakes and difficult situations. So many times the Rangers forced the play deep into Montreal’s end simply by tight checking and quick puck movement. Time after time the Habs had to retreat behind their net or own goal line simply to get any possession and attack going. Trying to move the puck 200 feet over and over through a defensive wall is low percentage hockey. Also physically exhausting. With little time and space there were few really good opportunities to set up and control play.

    Scoring first is very important in this series. Can’t let the Rangers get into their comfort zone and dictate play.

  10. POPS says:

    No panic, but I do think the Habs need to generate more grade A scoring chances. How? 62/27/47; 67/24/11; 41/14/65; 21/92/34


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