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  1. 3 points
    For the first time in the Glorious 110 year history of the Montreal Canadiens, they have won a game in August.
  2. 3 points
    That was fun to watch. Price was solid The kids were great Drouin is a bum Habs win in August
  3. 3 points
    I dont think GTFO will be it neither.
  4. 2 points
    I get it... we all want Lafreniere. BUT how can anyone technically cheer against winning in the playoffs. We want Suzuki and KK to fail? SUzuki was arguably the 1st star of this game if not for Petry scoring the winner.
  5. 2 points
  6. 2 points
    This feels like the game when Plekanec scored against Washington in Game 1 OT.
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  9. 1 point
    Winning is fun. Cheering to lose for a 12.5% chance at lafreniere... where is the fun in that. Both routes are likely to end up short of the ultimate goal, but id rather enjoy the journey.
  10. 1 point
    The Newfoundlander Mercer seems highest rated on paper of those, i never watched his highlights or him play yet though. https://lastwordonhockey.com/2020/04/27/dawson-mercer-scouting-report/
  11. 1 point
    If the downvote system still existed, this would get one. When Drouin had 14 points in 17 games in his last playoff appearance, including 5 points in 6 games against Pittsburgh, all the while looking better than Crosby, was he still “too dumb” to play in the NHL? I can’t take the opinion of anyone who wants the Habs to lose this series seriously. Why do you derive some type of pleasure by criticizing someone’s mental capabilities? Do you think it will get you “in” with everyone else who is doing so? “Other people are bashing him, so people will like me now because I am too.” Oh, it’s your own opinion? That’s probably even worse. Watch a little bit of hockey, and you will see players like Patrick Kane display the exact same type of body language as Drouin. Half the time, he looks like he doesn’t care/isn’t trying, yet I am sure Blackhawk fans are not complaining about having him. Now, before I get criticized for comparing simpleton Drouin to God-Reincarnated Kane, I am not saying Drouin has as much skill as Kane. What I am saying is that they are both skill based players however, who exibit the same mental lapses, turnovers, and lack of enthusiasm. The “nonchalant” backhand move that Drouin tried is the exact same “nonchalant” move Kane would make as well. When it works, it’s beautiful, when it doesn’t it looks like he “is too dumb to play in the NHL”. Finally, it’s really fun to get your words twisted. No one is counting on Drouin to be the guy this play-in(off). With that being said, if the Habs are going to have long term success in these playoffs, they will need Drouin to contribute. That’s all that’s being said, and it isn’t rocket science in and of itself. I look forward to seeing what happens when he does score a precious goal for us. The haters will forget about it and move on to the game after where he AGAIN!! has 0 points.
  12. 1 point
    Tonight's postgame report: http://www.habsworld.net/2020/08/game-1-canadiens-win-in-overtime/ And the victory deserves a hearty.
  13. 1 point
    100%. Remember that the consolation prize is a 12.5% chance of getting Lafrenniere. Nice odds, relatively speaking, but still an 87.5% chance of NOT getting the pick. If it were a 100% chance of doing getting him, then I might actually be cheering for a loss here, but that’s not the case.
  14. 1 point
    I cheer for wins until winning Stanley is no longer possible. that was the same argument i made in the regular season. If the last few months have taught us anything, its that Hockey and sports are entertainment, a distraction from the world. And guess what, to me, winning is more fun... so I'm cheering for wins... however many may come.
  15. 1 point
    We were dominated in the first 6 minutes. After that, things evened out. The Pens also had 7 PPs to our 2, and that made a difference. But we can play with them, and we absolutely were competitive in this game.
  16. 1 point
    Well, I brought out my habs Jersey from when I was 4 years old. I took it out of the frame, and held it, well too small to fit into it, haha Last time I did it was the 93 cup run and the OT wins... I am not superstitious, but sentimental as life long Habs fan. Suzuki is coming of age fast, with Danault penalties, he stepped up with the PK's Solid effort!! Great to have hockey back!
  17. 1 point
    Any team that “needs” Drouin will regret it. I’ve seen his kind too many times. Big hat, no cattle.
  18. 1 point
    I don't want Lafreniere I want Stanley
  19. 1 point
    Fans or no fans hockey players can not will not mail it in. God bless playoff hockey. And my 8yr old called it. Petry in OT for the win!!!
  20. 1 point
    Like I always say...never count on Drouin
  21. 1 point
    How many times are we going to tempt fate tonight?
  22. 1 point
    Great work by the penalty kill that period. And what a 'playoff' debut for Suzuki so far.
  23. 1 point
    why watch overtime playoff hockey when you can simply snort cocaine and ride a motorcycle out of a helicopter
  24. 1 point
    Win or lose, im just glad to have this excitement back
  25. 1 point
    Drouin... the king of fly bys, backhands and soft ay along the boards
  26. 1 point
    SUZUKI The centre position looks good for the future.
  27. 1 point
    They do. I'd suggest every other forward on the roster (Hudon, Poehling, Evans, Belzile) is already better. The one they cut (Dauphin) was better. But hey, Weise is a veteran and a good guy so he has to get the first opportunity for some reason. As much as Julien said he wants to play some youngsters in this series, this current lineup configuration does its best to hold as many of those youngsters out as possible. There is no logical reason for Weise and Ouellet to be even getting considered for the lineup but here we are.
  28. 1 point
    Let's hope he lost a bet that required him to play this entire game doing his best impression of Alzner.
  29. 1 point
    Yep, if I never see the Dutch Gretzky squandering a close-in scoring chance again, it'll be too soon. Hard to believe we don't have better than him somewhere in the system 😝
  30. 1 point
    I’m looking forward to Domi taking his first shot.
  31. 1 point
    It's a nice illustration of the problem of being Carey Price. At the end of the 2nd he had let in three and had a save % of under .700. And yet, all three goals were basically un-saveable, owing to defensive lapses or rebounds. When you have a weak D, you can make no mistakes and yet come out with horrible-looking stats and a big fat L.
  32. 1 point
    Agree completely with Brian. Shocked that its only 1:30 difference between Fleury and Ouellet. I'd definitely go Mete- Fleury over Ouellet-Mete. Fleury is more solid and the fact I've barely notice him shows that. Mete is also better on his left side.
  33. 1 point
    Dubnyk didn't play for the Habs but he technically was with Montreal briefly.
  34. 1 point
    To me a successful PP has multiple options. The whole point of the PP is having 5 players while they only have four. That means if you have good movement and multiple options, you should always have someone open. If you limit yourself to just trying to set up Weber and Tatar it becomes predictable and teams can take that away. You need to use the fact that you outnumber them to your advantage to create high quality chances. Gallagher has scored 30 goals in this league, he can be a threat working down low and taking the pass to the backdoor. Drouin is really good at controlling the puck on the half boards or at the point. Its reported that his shot looks like it did early in the season before the wrist injury. KK has been working on that one timer. Suzuki is really smart and in the right positions. He makes really smart plays with the puck. Petry has been successful from the point too. Domi can play the Drouin role on a second unit. There is talent in this group. The best PPs in the league aren't always the teams with the most talent. Coaching plays a huge role. The Oilers are number 1 in PP, so yes talent helps. But look further down the list. The Blues are a balanced team. They don't have a big time gamebreaking scorer (especially since Tarasenko has missed most of the year). They are more about just having four really good lines. They are third in PP because they have a plan. The Bruins are second. Vancouver 4th. The Rangers 7th, The Wild 11th. Dallas at 13 I'm not expecting the Habs to be number 1, but multiple years at the bottom of the league and we have to look at coaching.
  35. 1 point
    Fortunately, Dunn can be acquired with either one of those options. Dunn is set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Given the Blues cap troubles, having roughly $2 million in cap space with Alex Pietrangelo and Vince Dunn to sign, they will need to move out a significant amount of salary to get both under contract. The Canadiens could step in here and offer sheet Vince Dunn to a contract worth between $3 million to $4 million per season on a four or five-year deal. At this point, it would be something the Blues would not be able to match. That would put them above the salary cap ceiling and Pietrangelo is sure to cost at least double that amount. Read more here: https://lastwordonhockey.com/2020/07/18/montreal-canadiens-offseason-target-vince-dunn/
  36. 1 point
    What if we as usual have our autumn 19 wins in 24 games now instead of the beginning of regular season? We will win the cup! 🤪🎉🍾👍
  37. 1 point
    The nickname 'The Tsar' was coined by EOTP's international writer. He uses it frequently in an effort to get it accepted as Romanov's actual nickname when in reality, it's only what he wants it to be. (Same with his Khisamutdinov = 'Firestarter'.) I find it really annoying when I read his posts and hate when it comes up here as well.
  38. 1 point
    In the NHL, over 800 players were tested multiple times.. 2600 tests last week... there were 2 positives. The NBA and MLS bubbles have 0 positives in their latest rounds (in florida). If they take the steps needed and players stay in the bubble.. they will be fine. If players violate the rules... they are screwed.
  39. 1 point
    I have been asking for a pp that has someone doing a one timer in that spot since chucky left. Weber at the left point and that one timer in the right circle will mean the opponent cant focus on one threat. My body is ready.
  40. 1 point
    I agree that we should be excited to see the Habs in the "playoffs," or "playins," or whatever the hell we want to call this bizarre configuration. They're in the mix even though it wasn't earned, and that's really just fine by me. If they do some damage, then that's great - you take what you're given and make the most of it, and no apologies should be needed if and when you do so. If by some miracle the Habs win the Cup, I will have no time at all for the "asterisk" crowd. I think what is informing GHT's post is a frustration common to those of us who are tired of Habs mediocrity, i.e., that a huge chunk of the fan base seems to have completely given up on the demand or expectation that the Habs excel. Instead, they go cowabunga with enthusiasm over a team that misses the playoffs (2019) and buy uncritically into magical thinking about how we're going to contend "in just a few years now." And it is far from implausible to think that "making the playoffs in 2020" will indeed become part of the Bergevin spin cycle. I can almost hear him in 2021: "you look at it, we got playoff games last year, this year we're only a few points out and had a lot of injuries...our young players made good progress. Winning in this league, it's tough, but I like the direction we're going." And a huge portion of fans will lap it up.
  41. 1 point
    Why should we care that there would even be a narrative that the Habs made the playoffs this year? Nobody out there truly thinks they earned this opportunity in normal fashion. Even if this were a narrative, as Habs fans we should be happy that they are in this position. It’s not like fans are going to start buying more merchandise, or Bergevin and Julien’s jobs will be saved just because we are in a play-in series. They weren’t going anywhere regardless. Us not buying into a narrative also won’t make the GM sign free agents he wouldn’t have otherwise. The Habs didn’t earn, and still haven’t earned a playoff spot yet this year. With that being said, why not let someone who mistakenly calls these games against the Penguins a playoff round enjoy themselves with the thought that the Habs have some competitive games ahead of them? Acting as though the Habs aren’t deserving is stating the obvious, but also a very negative outlook that leads nowhere anyway. If the Habs do well, and it has some type of ripple effect, it will be a positive anyway. I swear there will still be Habs fans who will say we suck and that people should be fired even if we were to win this cup this year... Because the win will have an asterix associated with it 🙄
  42. 1 point
    Bring back the 91-92 third jersey... . 30 years later there is money to be made there. Or the 24-25 jersey http://www.nhluniforms.com/Canadiens/Canadiens05.html Haven't sold that one yet I don't want a jersey that honours the Montreal Maroons or the Quebec Nordiques... NOPE... when they existed, they were the Habs biggest rivals. No jersey to honour a different franchise, and one that was a rival.
  43. 1 point
    I was always aware that the lineup I suggested won’t be the lineup. It’s just the manner in which I would configure things.
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  45. 1 point
    Emelin knocked Pavelski all the way into the Stars 😌 and their locker room
  46. 1 point
    Sheesh, the body isn't even cold yet.
  47. 1 point
    Have read it is good ... even if not quite matching mete, it sounds like the other elements of his game are superior ... actual top 4 potential
  48. 1 point
    I don't think that second line has enough D capability. Putting Armia on there makes a lot more sense,.
  49. 1 point
    Be more like: That trade shall be NI !!!
  50. 1 point
    He may be a third pair D right now... he's 20 years old and his biggest minutes in the KHL have been around 15:00 per game. Played some 2nd pair there, but mostly 3rd pair, and in playoffs got fourth pair ice time. (KHL dresses 4 defence pairs). I'd strongly consider letting him play 25 minutes with Bouchard in the AHL for half a season. (COVID complicates that though, I can see the NHL playing with no fans cause there is tv money. The AhL has no significant tv revenue... they aren't playing without fans, so he might be forced into a situation of play in the NHL, or sit in the press box, and in that scenario, let him play 15 minutes on the third pair). His potential is limitless.... he can become a franchise guy, get norris votes, do it all potentially if he's developped properly. He's a top 5 player not in the NHL today according to guys like Craig Button, a top 10 prospect in the Hockey News. Top of everyone's lists. He dominates his age group... was best defenceman in the WJC in 2019, should have been best defenceman again in 2020, but it seemed they didn't want to give it to him two years in a row, but was absolutely dominant. Doesn't look out of place in the KHL, but defencemen take time. The defensive game is there... the question is how much offence can he bring, can the offence be developped into that Norris level?
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