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  1. And waive 4 regulars? :lol:

    Put them on injured reserve,and then Philly will get their wish a fight with the Habs.It's really sad to see the Flyers still trying to be the Bullies from Broad Street again 40 years after the Habs beat them at their own game.I guess they need a refresher course.Go Habs Go!

  2. I think that either Boyd or White would be willing to drop the gloves with Powe. I think that Henry would be too big and mean so Powe would not agree to drop the gloves. However Boyd or White would be similar in size to Powe and they would give Powe a few good shots in a fight.

    Halpern has been great on the PK and the PHD has been very good. Very glad that Halpern should be able to play on Thursday.

    My thought was the Habs should bring up Conboy,White,Schultz,Henry and Bonneau as the starting lineup for Monday's game in Philly.Then we'll see about their petty little minds come up with then.

  3. Maybe Halpern's resurgence will make some fans understand why we said goodbye to Dominic Moore this summer. Gritty third-line forwards who can chip in with offense are not a particularly hot commodity. They're easily found, easily replaced, and not worth overpaying. Halpern is making almost half of Moore's salary from last year and playing on a one-year contract. That, my friends, is a cap-friendly contract.

    Agreed looks like Pierre has his eyes on the prize to me, the moves made this off season were all designed with our team in the playoffs and the youngsters are getting premium icetime in Hamilton.They are learning the game but not with the stress of being scared to make a play or mistake.

  4. I would much rather our prospects learn the pro game in the AHL before they come up and get knocked from pillar to post and vice versa.They learn to keep their heads up and not get into positions that leave them prone to errors that create scoring chances for the opposition.Hamilton is the best choice until they are deemed ready for the speed and rigors of the NHL game.

  5. I wasn't implying anything negative about Halpern just trying put his potential points this year into realistic terms .

    Yea he's doing well.

    But I really don't expect him to obtain as many points as he is on pace for

    Neither do I but I like to point out positive things not point out any negatives.Being a fan my way.

  6. Why can't we as fans just enjoy our team and players when they are playing well instead of looking for negatives.Hockey is a sport we watch and enjoy because it's our game and the Habs are the best team in the sport by far over the past century.I see Brian Burke has to deal with fans ridiculing Phaneuf (Booing him in Toronto's games)Anyways signing Halpern is paying dividends already and I'm glad Gauthier signed him.

  7. Lafleur was one of the greatest wingers of all-time who played in a different era under different rules for a different coach on a different Habs team. The basis for comparing his situation to Pouliot's is so minimal as to be almost nothing at all.

    What worked in the NHL of the '70 has little to no relevance to what works today. It's why Red Fisher should have retired from being a sports journalist about a decade ago.

    It sounds like I ruffled your feathers a little, my opinions are mine not that of Red Fisher or anyone else, as or yours. You are entitled to your own opinion last I looked.

  8. I believe Jacques Martin is doing a good job with the youngsters, Guy Lafleur took three years to learn and he was a great player.Pouliot was thrust into the 2nd line after riding the pine in Minnesota with Lemaire as his coach. He did well and now the Habs can take there time with him,Benoit will prove it was worth the exercise.

  9. <!--quoteo(post=1841247:date=Oct 20 2010, 08:55 AM:name=weepingminotaur)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (weepingminotaur @ Oct 20 2010, 08:55 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1841247"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Been a nice surprise so far. It's neat having a defensive third-line player who can actually win faceoffs.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    IMHo he's always been an underrated player. This is exactly the sort of player we should be going after as it means low cost to flesh out our roster. Gainey used to go after the guys who were coming off of big seasons & therefore looking for inflated contracts (Moen, Gill, Laracque) whereas PG has been going after guys under the radar (Halpern, Boyd, Picard). None of these guys (overpriced or underpriced) are going to win you the cup on their own, so why not save money where you can?

    Actually Halpern was the player Gainey was after three years ago when he signed with Tampa which led to the signing of Metropolit.

  10. As we all know neither Darche or Pyatt should be on the 1st or 2nd line,as a experiment I believe it was a lesson in futility.At least Pyatt has the speed to get back and recover if there is a turnover, that was the limit of success that I would have excpected.

  11. Well Alex Auld gets the chance to steal a couple of points, this is why we have a backup.He has to be on top of his game when called upon, so good luck Alex you have a pretty good defence in front of you.Shut these Islanders out and be our first star that will give the Habs confidence no matter who is in net. Go Alex Go!

  12. Benoit is going through a learning process the way most young scoring prospects do, as Eller is doing.By the middle of the season we should see some big changes in their all round game and they should be able to step into whichever position Jacques puts them.Go Benoit and Lars Go!

  13. And neither did Darche. I wish Gauthier would make Martin sign an agreement not to play fourth-line players on a scoring line unless injuries leave him no choice. :D

    At least Pyatt has the speed to keep up and can be the defensive presence the line needs.

  14. Halpern is really going to show his worth down the stretch winning the faceoffs in those close games, the very reason the Habs will be playing better 5 on 5.The other centermen can take some pointers from Jeff about faceoffs.

    Halpern is really going to show his worth down the stretch winning the faceoffs in those close games, the very reason the Habs will be playing better 5 on 5.The other centermen can take some pointers from Jeff about faceoffs.

  15. Seems to me the signing of Halpern was a big one after all and he will just bring the same game night after night. Go Jeff Go! Even strength goals from the 3rd and 4th lines are what change a team to contenders. It takes the pressure offf of the top two lines and gives everybody confidence.

  16. it would be nice if he could gain another 15 pounds eh? and worked his legs out really really hard!!!!

    He looked pretty thin at 187 lbs he could probably gain another 15-20lbs on his frame, he would be extremely hard to move at that weight. He's going to be a Hab within 2 years the prospect pool is getting deeper finally.

  17. Eactly, he was upset-cos on his way to the box, Downie threw Laps stick down the ice-and as soon as he was out of the box he went looking for Downie. He needs to keep his emotions in check and practice a lil thing called discipline. I'm pretty sure he got the 5 min major cos he didn't take the refs 1st warning when they were both sent to the box. He put the team in a bad spot cos he couldn't keep his emotions in check.

    I really think he gave T-Bay momentum with that 5 min PP.

    Downie did a pretty good imitation of what Lapierre is supposed to do to him.

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