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Oct. 12, Habs vs Canucks, 10 PM

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Montreal Canadiens (2-2-0)

Projected Lineup

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Max Pacioretty - Lars Eller - Daniel Briere
Alex Galchenyuk - Tomas Plekanec - Brendan Gallagher
Brandon Prust - David Desharnais - Rene Bourque
Travis Moen - Michael Bournival - Ryan White

Josh Gorges - P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov - Raphael Diaz
Francis Bouillon - Jarred Tinordi

Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Team Leaders
G Lars Eller (4)
A Alex Galchenyuk (6)
PTS Alex Galchenyuk (7)
+/- Eller/Galchenyuk (+5)
PIMS George Parros (20)
Injuries: Davis Drewiske, Alexei Emelin, Douglas Murray
Scratches: Brian Gionta (personal), Nathan Beaulieu
 
Vancouver Canucks (3-2-0)

Projected Lineup

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Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Mike Santorelli
Chris Higgins - Ryan Kesler - Jannik Hansen
David Booth - Brad Richardson - Zack Kassian
Tom Sestito - Zac Dalpe - Dale Weise

Dan Hamhuis - Kevin Bieksa
Jason Garrison - Chris Tanev
Ryan Stanton - Yannick Weber

Roberto Luongo
Eddie Lack

Team Leaders
G Mike Santorelli (4)
A Henrik Sedin (6)
PTS D. Sedin/H. Sedin (6)
+/- Henrik Sedin  (+3)
PIMS Ryan Kesler (11)
Injuries: Alexandre Burrows, Nicklas Jensen, Jordan Schroeder
Scratches: Andrew Alberts, Alexander Edler (susp.)

Puck Drop: 10:00 PM EST TV: RDS, CBC Radio: TSN 690 FM 98.5

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I'll be there, worrying about whether this will be the game Ryan Kesler finally breaks out. It'll be a big night for the locally very popular Gallagher - playing to the hometown crowd! My hope is that I get to be in the arena for that notorious scenario of the "Vancouver" crowd cheering for the Canadiens, which generally happens when the Habs are solidly in the lead. But my optimism is tempered by my doubts about this blueline.

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Desharnais should be given this game to try to get something going. If he can't, he should be put in the pressbox. His line progression went from starting on 1st line, to starting on 2nd line, now starting on 3rd line. By the 3rd period of the Oilers game he was playing on the 4th line. Without improvement he'll end up there again. I do like Desharnais, believe it or not, but he really needs to be reminded that he is replaceable, and if not performing his role, he is of no use to the lineup. The only thing he has going for him is he's not bad at all in the faceoff dot, but is that enough to warrant his lack of fight when after the puck?

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Turd, your post indicates one significant point, which is that Therrien has given DD a long leash but is slowly, relentlessly, pulling it in, a point insufficiently noticed by fans who whine about MT's player usage (I'm no big Therrien fan, but he does seem to have instituted a tempered "meritocracy" principle). The pressbox is indeed the next logical step, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it happening within the next two or three games.

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Desharnais should be given this game to try to get something going. If he can't, he should be put in the pressbox. His line progression went from starting on 1st line, to starting on 2nd line, now starting on 3rd line. By the 3rd period of the Oilers game he was playing on the 4th line. Without improvement he'll end up there again. I do like Desharnais, believe it or not, but he really needs to be reminded that he is replaceable, and if not performing his role, he is of no use to the lineup. The only thing he has going for him is he's not bad at all in the faceoff dot, but is that enough to warrant his lack of fight when after the puck?

Depending on the Gionta situation, there may not be anyone heading to the pressbox for a bit. There are only 12 healthy forwards and I don't see the Habs going into LTIR to send Desharnais a message. His ice time may continue to drop but he'll stay in the lineup.

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Depending on the Gionta situation, there may not be anyone heading to the pressbox for a bit. There are only 12 healthy forwards and I don't see the Habs going into LTIR to send Desharnais a message. His ice time may continue to drop but he'll stay in the lineup.

I'd move DD to the wing.

If MT is going to go with similar lines as Edmonton, i'd go with the following:

Gally-Pleks-Gally

MaxPac-Eller-DD

Briere-Bournavil-Bourque

Prust-White-Moen

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I'd move DD to the wing.

If MT is going to go with similar lines as Edmonton, i'd go with the following:

Gally-Pleks-Gally

MaxPac-Eller-DD

Briere-Bournavil-Bourque

Prust-White-Moen

It's a great idea. Given that, if DD has any future with at all, it's going to be on the wing, we might as well try that.

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I'd move DD to the wing.

If MT is going to go with similar lines as Edmonton, i'd go with the following:

Gally-Pleks-Gally

MaxPac-Eller-DD

Briere-Bournavil-Bourque

Prust-White-Moen

That's a good idea, I would move Briere from the wing. DD aside, it's nice to lose your captain and be able to move Prust into the third line, instead of playing Moen or Darche in the top line. I went to the Panthers v Penguins last night, it was nice to see JMs system in place, allowing 6 goals from the 30th place team, and handicapping the offense. Cathartic game, I went to be entertained, and I was, however, seeing Gomez and Martin in the same building reminded me of seeing an ex girlfriend at the grocery store.

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I think DD will end up on the wing, but that will be when Galchenyuk starts playing centre. For now he's a better option than White.

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I'll be there, worrying about whether this will be the game Ryan Kesler finally breaks out. It'll be a big night for the locally very popular Gallagher - playing to the hometown crowd! My hope is that I get to be in the arena for that notorious scenario of the "Vancouver" crowd cheering for the Canadiens, which generally happens when the Habs are solidly in the lead. But my optimism is tempered by my doubts about this blueline.

Look on the bright side, their blueline has Weber.

Will you be ole-ing, god willing?

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That's a good idea, I would move Briere from the wing. DD aside, it's nice to lose your captain and be able to move Prust into the third line, instead of playing Moen or Darche in the top line. I went to the Panthers v Penguins last night, it was nice to see JMs system in place, allowing 6 goals from the 30th place team, and handicapping the offense. Cathartic game, I went to be entertained, and I was, however, seeing Gomez and Martin in the same building reminded me of seeing an ex girlfriend at the grocery store.

LMAO :lol:

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Turd, your post indicates one significant point, which is that Therrien has given DD a long leash but is slowly, relentlessly, pulling it in, a point insufficiently noticed by fans who whine about MT's player usage (I'm no big Therrien fan, but he does seem to have instituted a tempered "meritocracy" principle). The pressbox is indeed the next logical step, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it happening within the next two or three games.

Well said. I still believing that Desharnais is underperforming (not that he's a great player, but he's not that bad either), maybe he'll show up today.

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Look on the bright side, their blueline has Weber.

Will you be ole-ing, god willing?

I really hope the Habs lean on him!

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Well said. I still believing that Desharnais is underperforming (not that he's a great player, but he's not that bad either), maybe he'll show up today.

He's not playing his best hockey, but going forward I still think he's capable of putting up 40 pts. He just can't compete against the top matchups.

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I've lost all patience with Desharnais and just seeing him in the lineup annoys me. At this point I'd rather see Louis Leblanc replace him.

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The trouble with DD on the wing is that unlike Gallagher, he's not fast, and he's not physical enough to win any board battles. He also won't drive the net. If he can't make it as a centre i just can't see him doing much on the wing either.

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The trouble with DD on the wing is that unlike Gallagher, he's not fast, and he's not physical enough to win any board battles. He also won't drive the net. If he can't make it as a centre i just can't see him doing much on the wing either.

Centre is much more demanding position compared to playing the wing.

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Centre is much more demanding position compared to playing the wing.

Maybe, but that dosnt make any of what I said untrue.

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Desharnais should be given this game to try to get something going. If he can't, he should be put in the pressbox. His line progression went from starting on 1st line, to starting on 2nd line, now starting on 3rd line. By the 3rd period of the Oilers game he was playing on the 4th line. Without improvement he'll end up there again. I do like Desharnais, believe it or not, but he really needs to be reminded that he is replaceable, and if not performing his role, he is of no use to the lineup. The only thing he has going for him is he's not bad at all in the faceoff dot, but is that enough to warrant his lack of fight when after the puck?

I think DD knows all that. The problem is that he can't do better anymore.

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Talking about Galchenyuk, you guys will be interested to know that Yakupov is watching his teammates playing the Leafs from the press box tonight. The young guy is a healthy scratch.

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Talking about Galchenyuk, you guys will be interested to know that Yakupov is watching his teammates playing the Leafs from the press box tonight. The young guy is a healthy scratch.

He sucks. Totally selfish player.

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History will tell, but I am quite confident that we drafted the best player available in 2012.

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He sucks. Totally selfish player.

Yakupov is a a guy I could see taking the KHL route.

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Meanwhile, the refs ignore hooking to give Toronto a three on one to win in OT. It wasn't even close, stick wrapped around from behind then pushed to the ice. Oilers get screwed.

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Nice to see Gally get the starting lineup.

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