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  1. Philadelphia vs Montreal 7:00pm

    Lets not forget Vegas also applied the "Success by Committee" recipe as early as last season, and look how that played out. If your team is rolling its entire line up like unyielding robots the whole time and the goalie is in there making key saves, there is no telling how far it can go. Vegas did exactly that with their group of forwards and some brilliant goalkeeping by Fleury. Not trying to say we will go as far or do what they did here, but simply put, it does not necessarily spell your doom as a team if you are not led by a Crosby type, the examples can be found all over the place throughout recent years.
  2. The Powerplay

    Notes: - Weber is in the Ovechkin/Stamkos Spot doing the same job they do. - Petry and Drouin need to mix up actually one timing and faking one timers for passes to the man on the opposite half wall for a one timer. - Domi needs to be ready for One timers coming from Petry, and look for opportunities to dish it to Weber or put it out front for Gally. - Gallagher just needs to do what he always does, and as long as everyone else is doing what I suggested, everyone of they're scoring chances also becomes his secondary scoring chance or a tip They need to run this setup for a solid 4 to 5 games without wavering, play them the bulk of the PP 1:20 - 1:30, have them mix it up as suggested, but a constant barrage of scoring threats should come from this type of setup. Everyone is in a position to succeed, couple guys can do zone entries, Weber is harder to cover from that spot, and those around him are all acting as a dual threat with either one timer passes or shots, Gallagher is a dual threat for tip ins and taping one in from the crease.
  3. 2019 World Juniors Thread

    What a goal by Poehling on that PK, he certainly earned every bit of that one with his tenacity, skill, and finish.
  4. CANADIENS @ LIGHTNING, DEC 29, 19:00 ET

    Hate to be a party pooper, but if the 0 confidence, shell of last year's version of Niemi shows up in this back to back game against one of the most dangerous teams in recent years, we might just get a walloping and a half there tonight.
  5. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    His production has been very last season like over there while playing C up until now, I think ultimately, his high level of individual skill masked the holes in his game that are just making it hard for him to put it all together at the highest level with any kind of consistency. Coaches seem to think he will produce the same offensive results at W or C, but with less of the defensive punishment from the W. When he slumps, the coaches he has had first thought is always, well if I alleviate him of the constant thinking of his defensive duties, it will free him to be more creative and offensive, so I will move him to W. But then what ends up happening at W is he becomes a static shooter who only creates offense from one timers or shots on net while coming down the wing, hardly any between the dot presence at all. There seems to be a reason in both positions why he can't produce to the level everyone expects of him,. To me, it just looks like, especially now, that a player with immense individual skill is being held back by his own fundamental flaws, which may or may never be worked out in a way that allows him to finally put it all together as expected.
  6. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    Actually, If I remember correctly, you and I were both of the mind when Alzner signed that he was replacing Emelin's spot and minutes, neither of us thought at the time he was the replacement or would have a chance in hell to adequately replace Markov's role or minutes. That replacement simply went unreplaced, which was a colossal mistake at the time resulting in a plan G move of signing Streit for 700k. Sadly I recall thinking Alzner was going to be an upgrade of Emelin's minutes, but even that was wrong in the end... EDIT: Here is one of my misguided thoughts on the matter at the time of his signing I manage to dig up...
  7. Look, at their age now, if you can't establish yourself consistently as anything more than a marginal nhl player, you will be viewed and treated as a disposable asset by every team in the NHL. The only reason a team picks you up, is because you were free, and they are willing, for the low coast of free, to take on the 5% odds that you are in fact, a diamond in the rough. You didn't see a buffet line of NHL teams willing to fork over a 6th round pick in 2020 for them did you? Not everyone is the next Jonathan Marchessault, so lets stop acting like we just let 2 promising players go, and accept that we had to let go of 2 players who didn't become the players anyone expected them to be, after this many years, when many others here and around the league have. Do I suddenly think or even fear that De La Rose becomes a strong 3rd line player who can contribute 30+ points for years to come? Hell no. Do I think Scherbak is going to go to L.A and become the top 6 forward they were hoping for when they signed Kovalchuk? Nope. +
  8. The D is looking leaky as usual these days, i'm liking our transition game, but holy heck is it easy to get through the bodies in our zone, giving away scoring chances like food sampling at costco.
  9. "Someday, you are going to be the Habs best forward, and it shall be glorious.....wait why did I just say that?.."
  10. The Impact of Shea Weber

    At this point, his return will feel like we just acquired him for future considerations. His impact will be notable on the fronts we are sorely lacking in right now, so I wholeheartedly feel as you do on the matter.
  11. Some nagging issues plaguing this team in defensive zone coverage, but boy is this offense somehow potent as hell so far. I still can't believe the same group of forwards as last year essentially, without Pacioretty and Galchenyuk, but with Domi and Tatar, is capable of THIS.
  12. Carey Price

    This D right now is playing so loosey goosey that they are allowing 4 goals or more no matter who is in net. So lets put the pitch forks away for awhile longer, until I see these goalies letting in softy after softy, instead of watching this defense allow time and space like its on a black Friday deal, I will be blaming the structure in front of the net, and not the ones in the net for now.
  13. SABRES (7-6-2) at CANADIENS (8-5-2) 7:30 p.m. ET; TSN2, RDS, MSG-B, NHL.TV Sabres projected lineup: Jeff Skinner -- Jack Eichel -- Jason Pominville Vladimir Sobotka -- Evan Rodrigues -- Sam Reinhart Conor Sheary -- Casey Mittelstadt -- Kyle Okposo Patrik Berglund -- Johan Larsson -- Zemgus Girgensons Jake McCabe -- Rasmus Ristolainen Marco Scandella -- Zach Bogosian Nathan Beaulieu -- Rasmus Dahlin Linus Ullmark Carter Hutton -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Canadiens projected lineup: Tomas Tatar -- Phillip Danault -- Brendan Gallagher Jonathan Drouin -- Max Domi -- Andrew Shaw Kenny Agostino -- Jesperi Kotkaniemi -- Artturi Lehkonen Nicolas Deslauriers -- Matthew Peca -- Charles Hudon Jordie Benn -- Jeff Petry Karl Alzner -- Mike Reilly Xavier Ouellet -- Victor Mete Carey Price Antti Niemi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Game Notes -Goalie Linus Ullmark will make his second start in three games for the Buffalo Sabres against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Thursday. -Ullmark is 3-0-1 with a 2.00 goals-against-average and .934 save percentage in four games. -Buffalo is 1-2-2 in five games since Oct. 25, when a 4-3 win against Montreal extended its winning streak to three. -The Canadiens have alternated wins and losses in their past 10 games. They have allowed at least four goals in four of their past five games. p.s. First ever crack at this GDT thing, hope it is up to par, info gathered from nhl.com
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