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  1. Panic & Frustration Venting Thread

    ummmm, so let me get this straight...if he crumbles as a 20 year old rookie in his first NHL playoffs that means he will never be a Stanley Cup goaltender! Umm....ok...so...wow...like...I...dunno what to say realy.....except, here is the door! Go back to Avs land plz!
  2. All things HALAK

    LOL, anyone who thinks Halak will get more that 1-1.5 million dollars needs their head examined...the guy has played well but for 21 games. The most we get for him at this point in time is a depth player or a prospect because he isnt proven. He will either be in MTL or Europe come next season...and IMO if he runs away to Europe good riddance to him...Price is better anyways!
  3. I can answer the Price question....yes, I think he can stay sharp....since more pressure has been put on his shoulders he has stepped up to the challenge...with the added pressure this kid will step it up again. The kid eats pressure for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it seems that when the hopes of many rest on his shoulders he steps his game up to yet another level. This was evident last season when I went to see him play his first game in Hamilton(his first PRO game) he looked good, not amazing but good. I also went to one game every playoff series and the kid evolved every series the teamk went into the playoffs....the Carey Price that downed the Americans in round one of the Calder Cup playoffs was not the same Price that Beat Hershey for the title...and that Price is not the same Price that I saw Handle the Buffalo Sabres in the 6-2 win of Febuary 29th. I really think that Price deserves a 10.0C on Hockeysfuture.com. He is going to be a number 1 guy so a 7.0 rating is not even in his sites....but I think if he continues to develop like this and all his tools come together and he learns to focus "every game" he could be Roy 2.0 wiothout the unhappy ending!
  4. Game Thread | Habs vs. Devils | 11/03/08

    what I dont understand is how ppl say, "get halaks trade value up." he will need to play more than 15 games to do that and GM's know what he can do....they can just check what he has done in the AHL!
  5. Game Thread | Habs vs. Devils | 11/03/08

    Everyone seems to be concerned about the # of shots but ppl forget that Price is in his element when he is facing a number of shots...havent people noticed that Price's best games are when he is peppered!
  6. Game Thread | Habs vs. Devils | 11/03/08

    I really hope HALAK likes that bench! Cuz I really cant see him playing that much when Prioce plays like he is tonight...WHATTA GAME!!!! WHATTA GOALIE!!!!
  7. Confirmed: Halak starts

    I cant even move when I am sunburnt .....and Koivu is a proven playoff performer (to the guy that said Hamrlik and Kovalev are the only proven guys) Koivu always shows up in the post season and I know Higgins wasnt to shabby against Carolina!
  8. Confirmed: Halak starts

    frig HALAK, I want to see Price on Saturday AND Sunday! solid solid solid tonite by the young net minder....when Price is Halaks age he may have a cup to his name! I really dont think we are that far off...maybe a couple more peices...we need to do it before Kovalev retires. What kind of scares me about this team (in a good way) is that our whole team seems to pride themselves on playing better in the playoffs: Higgins Koivu Kovalev Plekanec Komisarek Markov(I remember him being good in the playoffs) Price (In the AHL...will it convert to NHL?) S. Kost (In Junior...will it convert to NHL?) Lapierre(he was dynamite in Hamilton last yearIn the AHL...will it convert to NHL?) O'Byrne(If he scored at the clip he did in the playoffs in the reg. season last year he would have had many points, there were also many HUGE hits out of this guy in the CCPO last season....HUGE!...will it convert to NHL?) Gorges(was great when Kelowna won the memorial cup In the AHL...will it convert to NHL?) I think all the guys in questions are strong enuf mentally to make it work...we will see! Guys I am concerned about are: Andrei Kostitsyn: He has only played in one playoff in the AHL in his rookie season there...didnt do so well...but he was good in WJC and such Francis Boillon: He was decent last time we were in Tom Kostopolous: Never had a chance to see him play Breezeby: He has a cup tho...much of his youth is gone however Guillame: has he been known to play well in the PO? anyone know about Hammer, Smolinski and other guys that pull their game up in the playoffs...or guys they expect to not play well? all these guys seem to raise their games to a whole extra level during the playoffs....where will that put us? Will it give us the boost we need to finally win #25? I think the last thing Gainey needs to stop messing around and call up Kyle Chipchura (I dont think Hamilton will make it to the playoffs so he should be around the team)...even if he doesnt play that much he would benefit from being in that atmosphere...much like guys like A. Kost and other prospects did when MTL was in it against Carolina last time MTL was in.
  9. Confirmed: Halak starts

    I could honestly care less if Jaroslav leaves (if Price is able to play 65-75 games) because if he plays that amount of games and wins 40-50 of them who really gives a crap what the back-up does? Sign Joe Shmo to the smallest contract allowed and as long as the habs can pull 5 or 6 wins out of this "shitty" goalie then we are still in the playoffs and likely in good position. IMHO we should consider trading Halak for an Impact player for next season, package him with a prospect or something...like Fischer! Price has shown that when he is number 1, he is dominant.....he did it in hamilton, he did it in Tri-cities and he did it in thew WJC. Now he is doing it in Montreal. HE struggled when he had to sit, it is obvious he is going to be a good #1 goalie potentially a star with a ceiling of a generational goalie!
  10. ok...so why the need to attack me? It is obvious that this has turned into a Koivu discussion thread so I think YOU need to wake up and smell the roses man! Honestly, did I attack you? NO! if this is what you want: Plex is a good player and he is bound to struggle and slump occasionaly as he is not an ELITE talent. If he didnt have at least one or two slumps a season he would not be a GOOD player he would be a SUPERSTAR, and he is not a SUPERSTAR!
  11. well I guess surviving cancer, a career threatening eye injury, multiple career threatening knee injuries and playing on cruddy teams almost his entire career and still managing .576 PPG over his carrer equals a "free-bash" ticket The Canadiens fan base is sometimes really messed when it comes to a season to season basis or even a game to game basis. It is common to see the team go on a 5 game tear and when they lose 1 game the sky is falling? The problem with all this "bashing" is that Koivu is not doing that badly. He is still on pace for his usual amount of PPG and he is the CAPTAIn of a team that is one of the tightest knit in the whole NHL. I can deal with the stupid penalties as many players take them. SOURAY was a main culprit of stupid penalties but he was never bashed religiously like Koivu is being this season. ppl need to get their heads out of their butts in this case. Is it because he doesnt speak French, other than penalties which should NOPT be an issue. I do not see any reason to bash him? AM I MISSING SOMETHING?
  12. Confirmed: Halak starts

    Not a good outing for Pricey tonight, hopefully either him or Huet pulls up their socks soon or were not going anywhere in the playoffs...Jaro sure as hell cant win us the cup!!!
  13. Another EHM league

    I was recently in the HWL, and it is a great league...but if you are unable to get in there my buddy is setting up a league. i am not currently in it but he says there is a lot of tools that they are looking to weed out but need active GM's. ...if you are interested send him an e-mail at jmcgrady84@yahoo.com I am not trying to steal ur thunder HWL, but only so many GM's can join and he isnt on Habsworld so he asked if I could advertise for him
  14. All things HALAK

    boo hoo! Honestly whats this circle jerkl goin on with Halak.....the guy is opur future "back-up!!" Price is the future enough said, if he is pissed trade him right now cuz he is a whiny bitch...he gets paid the bucks to go where the team sends him and right now the Canadiens are all about Price and getting him ready to be our future.... ...dont feel bad one bit for Halak!
  15. Do we really need our 2008 first pick ?

    I am quoting myself...just so no one FLIPS out all I have to say is that with out current roster we are 1) 3 points back from OTTAWA!!!!! 2) have a game at hand against OTTAWA!!!!! 3) Have a 7-2-2 streak going 4) Are kickin ass and takin names! why do we NEED a trade!?!?!? All we NEED is to maybe get rid of Ryder for a grinder to play with Latendresse and Lapierre and then we are fine with a Higgins-Koivu-Kostitsyn trio!
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