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  1. Thanks for the good work. It inspired me to do a little research of my own......the main reason why there is such a large PP/PK discrepancy is because of the amount of turnovers (giveaways) we have committed so far this year. We are by far #1 at 526. Edmonton is a distant second at 459. The third place team, Buffalo, has "only" 390 turnovers, or 136 less than we do.....that is totally absurd!! But it makes sense because it's usually the team that doesn't have the puck that is going to be penalized. Whatever system we're playing isn't working and it's burnng out our goalies & PKers. Check the link below....it's straight from the NHL site....once there click on the Total GvA tab if it has not yet been highlighted, 5th column from the right. http://www.nhl.com/ice/teamstats.htm?fetch...e=realTimeStats
  2. Totally agree here about playing BGL, and I too remember that TB game....it's the game that Tanguay got ran into the boards by their huge goon Artyukhin (6'4", 254 lbs) and injured his shoulder................I remember asking myself as Tanguay was being helped off the ice, "Isn't this why we signed BGL?"
  3. I'm indifferent about losing Saku Koivu. When I hear a guy like Grabovski say that Koivu is the only habs he actually respected, I start thinking that maybe Saku was the only one who wasn't berating him in the dressing room. But after seeing this punk's on-ice antics last year, then I think that Koivu should have been all over his ass from the get-go. So I can understand why some people on this board are glad he's gone. But I also really do believe that alot of you have been influenced over the years by the hatchet-job done to Koivu by certain media types: "Oh, our captain doesn't want to learn French", "Oh, Saku isn't going to be at the golf tournament", "Oh, Koivu didn't like Ribs & Theo, and that's why we traded them".........(Didn't we also trade Craig Rivet & Mark Recchi, very close friends of Koivu?) Here's how it works......Media needs to sell whatever they're peddling......they need controversy, because controversy is based on differing opinions, and they want to make sure that their blood-boiling customers are, indeed, able to express their opinions....even though their opinions are fueled with some of the one-sided nonsense they have been reading/viewing. I know a lot of you will say, "Oh, my opinion is my own, and nobody else's"........but think about, EVERYTHING influences your opinion, no matter how trivial......in fact, by just being on this board is helping you shape your opinion. Overall, I think the team is turning a new page, and it's probably better off without Koivu, but I will miss the character & sportsmanship he displayed during his tenure.....I will definitely not miss the media-driven histrionical fodder his presence created, but I'm also sure the vultures are already in the air trying to pick out a new victim.....Watch your back Hal Gill, you're even bigger in size than Larry Robinson, and even he felt worthless playing for the Habs at the tail end of his Hall-of-Fame career.
  4. From the Ducks website, http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=43...mp;service=page Koivu's interview with the local So. Cal. press after signing.....
  5. I have a feeling Bob will re-sign TK and Dandy to fill out the roster: Cammalleri..... Gomez.....Gionta A. Kost..........Plex.....D'Agostini Lats.........Laps..............TK S. Kost.......Metro........BGL/Dandy RESERVE Forwards: Stewart + Chips + MaxPac (Hamilton??) Spacek & Markov Gorges & Hammer Dandy/Weber & Gill RESERVE D: O'Byrne + Subban (Hamilton??)
  6. I hate the F@@king Bruins! I hate the F@@king city of Boston! I hate the F@@king state of Massachusetts! I hate F@@king New England! (yes, even Rhode Island!) The belching arrogance exuded by the Bruins & their fans will collapse within amid extreme violence and manifest the emergence of a black hole that will swallow up all that excess "wicked" karma!!......Habs in 6!!
  7. After reading 3 pages of what BGL will do to Lucy, what a downer this is....merde!!
  8. Calgary...perhaps? It seems an unlikely trade partner because he's not really a Keenan-type player even though he's had him before in NY; but secondary scoring is what Calgary needs to make a serious run at the cup, and perhaps Kovy can provide this.......the Flames have a lot of big wingers that play the physical game (as the Habs saw first-hand last week)....exactly what the habs need.....maybe someone like Boyd, Glenrcross, Moss or Bourque? who knows?
  9. totally agree......and that's because their roles keep changing every single game........i understand that Carbo is experimenting, trying to hit paydirt, but it looks like by the lack of effort that all the juggling is getting real old real fast......
  10. This is a given --> league rules stipulate that to be on the team you must have played a minimum of 20 games (Whitney & Gonchar aren't even close).....if Chara miraculously catches up to either K and/or M, then I'm putting a bounty on Bettman's head!!! Fleury needs to play in only 2 more games (out of 4) before Jan. 2 to be eligible ......so it looks like Price will have a battle; but even if he loses out to MAF, aside from Thomas (who is a lock IMO), nobody in the east has the stats that CP has.
  11. [b]MILBURY IS A COMPLETE BRAINLESS ASSHAT!!![/b] This moron is a worse Habs hater than Cherry. He completely canceled Hughson's excellent commentating. I'd rather listen to Old man Cole with his 45 second brain lapses and Harry Neale's completely uneducated analysis. I can't believe they let this moron analyze this game. Has he watched Kovalev for the last 4 years? This year is completely different than two years ago...his only bad season. Kovy is getting frustrated and feels he has to carry the team. He has back checked beautifully for the last two years. I hope this douche bag never commentates a game again. I always just thought he was a brainless blowhard, but now I wish I could smash his face in! You should see Milbury on the Bruins NESN telecast; he's actually alot worse (not at the same level as Jack Edwards but still pretty bad).....CBC is grooming Milbury to take over for Cherry, just to keep the habs-hating tradition around for at least another 10 years.......I personally like Kelly Hrudey, but I guess he's gotten over 1993 and harbors no ill will toward us....on the other hand, I was watching a couple of the 1970's games in the Habs 100th Anniversary DVD and I think Milbury was on the ice for every Habs goal. I also like Hughson as the play-by-play, even when he only did canucks games he had a fairness about him. Any word on AK46?
  12. What I liked most about this game.....every line scored a goal......IN THE THIRD PERIOD!!
  13. Don't know about that, Higgins & Koivu also have chemistry....with Tanguay, it might actually be Line 1b once they gel.................Tender did have a very good game, and I do like him on the PP at times in front of their net (apparently he's been studying game film of Holmstrom) To further complicate matters, I've watched both games, and Tommy K. has just been awesome playing w/Lang & SK.....his hustle & forecheck has given Lang the time & room (which he needs) to make plays........Dropping him down to the 4th line when Higgins returns is inevitable, but .................boy, I like our team!!!
  14. Tanguay, Dandy & Plex wearing the "A"s....anybody notice who's wearing the "C"? Nobody?
  15. Line combinations: Plex + 2 tlts Tanguay/Pacman/Maxwell Laps/Glumac/Flynn Desharnais/Aubin/Fortier Anderson/O'Byrne Gorges/Weber HenryDandy
  16. Nice Tangs interview between periods on NHL Network (very nice HD feed). Plex looked like he was intentionally trying to bank the puck off a defender on his goal......I remember that was a play he tried quite a few times last year, rom that exact same spot usually during the PP. Habs have some really big forwards this game.
  17. Thanks for the reply M & K, at least there are others in the same boat.
  18. After 5 hours of virtual staring , I was finally able to get tickets to a game..........I decided to have the tix electronically mailed, but so far I have not received any confirmation e-mail.......I shudder to ask, but does anybody know how long it's taking them to send the tix electronically to a buyer's e-mail???.......(I did print out the receipt, but it does not have a barcode or any other 21st century identifiable feature). Any info would be of great help.
  19. Kovy seems tired.......he's giving up the puck too easily when pressured............it doesn't look like he's 100% (although still better than most even at 80%)...........I thought Gui was effective tonight in the offensive zone with his hitting.....Laps played a bit better, but he's not puck savvy enough to bury some of his chances.......Carbo needs to leave the Begin/Kosty/Smokes line alone.......Higgins is still sleep-walking-------Hammer backs in too much when Philly is on the rush...........Price goes through long stretches of no action, and you can tell he's having trouble focusing (he even admitted it after Saturday's game).....................Gorges & Cube had decent games.....Markov's starting to come around and getting hungrier near the opposition's net (but him & Streit must do a better job of keeping the puck in on the PP)>>>>>>>>>GHG!
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