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  • Comment on Liveblog: Playoff Game 1 – Canadiens 2 – Tampa Bay 2 after two (2014-04-16 20:57:50)
    tb has 2 goals on 11 shots. looks like last yr's Ottawa series. at least we came back quickly. we can expect more bs ref calls. we need to take better advantage of our opportunities. this has been a 1-sided game in all but the score.
  • Comment on Prust will be game-time decision for Habs in Tampa (with practice video) (2014-04-16 11:01:35)
    I'd give both to Nevins.
  • Comment on Prust will be game-time decision for Habs in Tampa (with practice video) (2014-04-16 10:59:33)
    I like seeing tinordi & murray in the lineup. we're going to need some real toughness every series. can't let price get run again & it's up to our guys because the refs will be incompetent/negligent again. I like weaver too. it's nice to have some depth. too many small fwds still. briere better produce or else I'd sit him. if we play with some character, we'll win. we have a better team. better goalie, better dmen & we have an edge up front too. if we lose it's because we've been out-coached or the refs throw it (or both).
  • Comment on Prust will be game-time decision for Habs in Tampa (with practice video) (2014-04-15 15:21:03)
    if pleks is used in a shutdown role, then why Gallagher? don't like gio there either. don't like gio & briere at all - gio can compete but we have too many small guys & dd & Gallagher already outproduce him. small guys are liabilities in our end. not expecting much from briere period. if pleks is used in a shutdown role, then we're going to need some scoring from eller's line. I'm ok with bourque & gio/Gallagher there. we're going to need some muscle on d. remember the crap that Ottawa got away with last yr? we can expect the same. one of tinordi/murray has to play. maybe both. if bouillon sees the ice, we're in trouble. we can't let price get run. last yr he even lost a tooth. don't count on any refs to correct that crap. remember, all of n. America saw lucic spear emelin in the gonads except the refs on the ice & bettman's boys. it's gonna be open season. this is going to be a physically demanding series. mb said u need guys to get u to the playoffs & guys to get u thru the playoffs. let's hope we have enough of group 2. having said that, I think the east is wide open. we have enough talent to go deep but I don't like so many small fwds.. not too much confidence in mt either. depends how much those weaknesses hold us back.
  • Comment on Habs looking to clinch playoff home-ice advantage vs. Islanders (2014-04-10 12:53:18)
    I've really enjoyed the last few weeks of hockey. it's nice to see them win so much. hopefully, they're peaking for the playoffs. enjoy this clip of hitler's reaction to the leafs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vIUKQhp9mU
  • Comment on HI/O Show: Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre talks Habs (2014-04-10 10:45:41)
    subban looks like he’s playing with a very short leash. I think that’s a giant mistake. I’d fire mt just for screwing that up so badly. his comments about being a team of grinders was revealing too. he better win the cup this year because that’s the only thing that should save his job. btw, u can’t fault the dmen on 2 of those goals esp the last one. only the hossa goal looked like poor coverage but chi did have an extra man on the ice too. the other goals & many chi chances were a result of fwds failing to clear the puck properly. I wish our coach could be more imaginative about getting out of our zone & that players would show some sense of urgency about it at all times. it only takes a lapse or 2 to result in a goal. that game also showed we have some nice depth on def.. beaulieu looked very good. wish he had a bit more muscle on him tho. if georges hits like that, then he’s a keeper. all he needed was a physical element to his game to be a very good, all-around dman. nice that we have options there. hope galchenyuk is ok. he’s our 2nd best playmaker already. he’s got some magic when he has the puck & creates chances. he took a hit making a clearing pass to Gallagher in the 1st period. it was a perfect cross-ice pass under pressure & he put it right on g’s tape. things like that often get overlooked. he may not be ‘lighting it up’ but only our 1st line is right now. I don’t think pleks has ever ‘lit it up’ so maybe that’s expecting too much of the kid.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-04-10 08:44:29)
    subban looks like he's playing with a very short leash. I think that's a giant mistake. I'd fire mt just for screwing that up so badly. his comments about being a team of grinders was revealing too. he better win the cup this year because that's the only thing that should save his job. ok, finals would do too. btw, u can't fault the dmen on 2 of those goals esp the last one. only the hossa goal looked like poor coverage but chi did have an extra man on the ice too. the other goals & many chi chances were a result of fwds failing to clear the puck properly. I wish our coach could be more imaginative about getting out of our zone & that players would show some sense of urgency about it at all times. it only takes a lapse or 2 to result in a goal. that game also showed we have some nice depth on def.. beaulieu looked very good. wish he had a bit more muscle on him tho. if georges hits like that, then he's a keeper. all he needed was a physical element to his game to be a very good, all-around dman. nice that we have options there. hope galchenyuk is ok. he's our 2nd best playmaker already. he's got some magic when he has the puck & creates chances. he took a hit making a clearing pass to Gallagher in the 1st period. it was a perfect cross-ice pass under pressure & he put it right on g's tape. things like that often get overlooked. he may not be 'lighting it up' but only our 1st line is right now. I don't think pleks has ever 'lit it up' so maybe that's expecting too much of the kid.
  • Comment on Coach Therrien gives Habs players rest before playoffs (2014-04-09 14:53:16)
    valid points. I hear u. nice that we have options for a change.
  • Comment on Coach Therrien gives Habs players rest before playoffs (2014-04-09 14:09:46)
    briere has been a peripheral player all season. the bolts will play us tough. I expect the refs will allow all sorts of crap & so I think we'll need to have some big bodies playing. we're going to need bourque with eller & gio. a 4th line with size & speed without briere is what I'd do. on d, maybe that includes murray & tinordi even tho I like weaver. this could be a flexible situation. nice prob to have I guess.
  • Comment on Coach Therrien gives Habs players rest before playoffs (2014-04-09 14:01:18)
    I've posted all season long that he's the best playmaker we have. I'm surprised at how good he is along the boards tho. he gets low & strong & he's so mobile that often bigger dmen have trouble with him. max will often give him the puck on the boards & then move to a scoring position. I think dd is an elite playmaker & I think he's part of the team's core players. max will be the 1st guy to back him too. we just have too many unproductive small guys in the lineup. that's why gio & briere need to go next yr.. I think chucky is our best playmaker after dd & he's getting better all the time. we're going to need to develop some talent for him to play with too. Gallagher seems a natural for that but we need a big body with talent to complement them. maybe eller will have a breakout yr next yr.. I think it's foolishness to give up on him now.