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Mark My Words 2011-12


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Ok this is what is really going to happen, Hope i'm wrong but here goes.....

MMW :

- pleks will have a great season

- Markov will go down to another injury

- Cole will start hot, then a slump will cause infinite line juggling and low pt production

- Cammi will be lackluster ,getting max 30 goals. Probably 25 thou

-Gomez will yet again be a let down

- Benny trade will come back to haunt us( as any trade to boston usually does)

-Price will play great,but won't stand on his head like last season causing fans to question him ( when they shouldn't)

-The key to winning and having lines gel will rest on patches shoulders

-Subban will make every other fan of any team jealous

- White will fight benny?????

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MMW:

- Our PP will be top 5 in the league.

- Our PK will be top 5 in the league.

- We will make a trade for a defensemen at the deadline.

- We won't be able to crack the 100pts plateau.

- We will have a 15-20% higher rate for GF.

- We will have a 10-15% higher rate for GA.

- At least 7 forwards will hit 20G mark.

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Mark my words the Canadiens will begin the season with 4-0-1 (10pts) record. The shootout victory will be against the Sabres.

Hate to nitpick, but isnt the -0-1 part of the record a shootout loss?

mmw -

-Markov, Subban, Plek, Camm, Patches and Gio will all have above 50 pts.

-Gio, Cam, Plek, Patches, Cole will all have over 20 goals

-Price will largely maintain his elite pace with perhaps a slight drop off in tending #'s, but an increase in the W column from the much stronger scoring.

- we will regret the Gomez trade even more as McDonagh continues his progression to a top-4D, and Gomez makes us wonder how much he'll spoil his new found AHL brethern next year with his gaudy paycheque

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MMW,We're taking over the world. (Sorry, I've always wanted to say that.)

MMW, We'll put to shame the magazine that predicted us to finish 13th in the conference. (I forget which magazine it was.)

MMW, Cammy will have his most productive year, as he's been working hard all summer.

MMW, Louis Leblanc will have a surprising year down in the AHL.

MMW, Cole and Gionta will click really well on the ice!

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MMW, Sean Avery will end up somewhere in the NHL this season. Although I'm sure he'd prefer to be in New York, Massachusetts, California, DC, or Canada only in a strange twist he'll end up in an ultraconservative city and end up starring in a reality show.

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Been a Hab fan a long time always will be but don't have the interest in them like I use too.Don't see any future cups in this organization.Use to fellow the habs with my heart now I fellow them with my brain. Mark my words unless big changes in the organization there be no cup in future.

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Been a Hab fan a long time always will be but don't have the interest in them like I use too.Don't see any future cups in this organization.Use to fellow the habs with my heart now I fellow them with my brain. Mark my words unless big changes in the organization there be no cup in future.

WOW...........I could have wrote that .

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Been a Hab fan a long time always will be but don't have the interest in them like I use too.Don't see any future cups in this organization.Use to fellow the habs with my heart now I fellow them with my brain. Mark my words unless big changes in the organization there be no cup in future.

I kind of feel the same way. I was so excited about the team over the past few years. This year I'm feeling very little in the way of excitement. There's something about this combination of players... It just doesn't seem interesting. Maybe if they can start winning some games I will feel motivated to go down to the Bell and get some tickets, but right now... There's simply no way I can even consider spending the money to go to a game.

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Perhaps it's the sign of being a younger fan, but this year has been the most excited I've been in a little while.

Yes, its clear that we are likely atleast 2-3 years away from being serious competitors, but I haven't seen this much depth on the team since the Robert Lang days of old and being honest while that team had alot of players, most of them were on the cusp of retirement!

This team has youth to look forward to (Eller/Desy/PK/Patches/Price) while having the veteran core to ensure success (Plek/Cami/AK/Gio). Better yet? Regardless of this years outcome, we have Tinordi who has looked like a beast this year, Gallagher, Bournival, Leblanc and Beaulieu not far off. While we have no uber-elite talent (possibly aside from Price), we have a solid team and one that looks to be only improving.

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MMW: we'll see 79 on the ice Wednesday vs the Ducks

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I am 47 years old from Halifax, and I have been a VERY passionate Habs fan my entire life. I never thought I would do this, but this is my VOTE. This Habs team led by Martin has drained me - it's depressing - and so I am done watching my beloved Habs until Martin is replaced with someone who can inspire our talent. Our team cannot maintain a lead, it cannot score on powerplays, it plays defensive hockey even when we are losing (anyone notice the 1-3-1 we used late in the 3rd period against the Ducks when we were down two goals? Even the US commentators noticed it), and quite frankly, the boys are not responding to Martin anymore.

As a former infantry officer, hockey is very much like soldiering. If the leader (a general or coach) is uninspiring or incompetent, the soldiers/players will not fight well, if at all. Martin has no emotion, no inspiration, and he constantly scrambles the lines (how do players develop any teamwork and cohesion when they don't even know their linemates?) Martin has done some good things in the past, but nothing lately. You can see how he is flustered on the bench, and you can see how the players are not impressed with him by their physical cues.

I have always been proud to say that Habs fans are better than Leaf fans, because Habs fans will not put up with garbage. Well as much as it hurts, this fan is going away for awhile. Mark my words, until Martin is replaced with a leader (and maybe Gauthier with him) this team is NOT going anywhere soon.

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I am 47 years old from Halifax, and I have been a VERY passionate Habs fan my entire life. I never thought I would do this, but this is my VOTE. This Habs team led by Martin has drained me - it's depressing - and so I am done watching my beloved Habs until Martin is replaced with someone who can inspire our talent. Our team cannot maintain a lead, it cannot score on powerplays, it plays defensive hockey even when we are losing (anyone notice the 1-3-1 we used late in the 3rd period against the Ducks when we were down two goals? Even the US commentators noticed it), and quite frankly, the boys are not responding to Martin anymore.

It's not Martin's fault, I really do understand you're disappointed in the team's performance, and I am too, but how is any of it Martin's fault? Our D is a joke, and our big money forwards (Gionta, Gomez, Cammalleri) have been pretty bad (Gionta's been OK). The only bright spot this year has been the play of Pacioretty following his injury and Carey playing as well as ever. I don't really understand the line about inspiring our talent, because we really don't have much talent on the roster in the first place. Cammalleri is our only forward who is anything that even resembles a game-breaking star forward, and he's been stone cold for a long while and is incredibly streaky.

The organization's making strides, trading for Eller, Pacioretty's development, and signing Cole added a lot of skilled size into the top 9 forwards, but the bottom line is our D isn't good enough.

Markov- Injured, star player though

Gorges- 5th d-man who is overworked and playing above his head

Subban- Inexperienced, very high ceiling but is slumping hardcore

Emelin - inexperienced

Diaz- Ditto

Weber- PP specialist, can provide a slapstick comedy impersonation of an NHL defenseman sometimes

Spacek - Old, fragile, but is actually playing OK this year

Gill- Slow, old PK specialist who shouldn't have been re signed.

St. Denis - Can't imagine him becoming more than a 6th/7th D man in the NHL

Campoli - Injured, not even a factor for a few months.

If anything, I admire that we're not doing too badly, and I think Jacques is doing his best of making lemonade from the lemons he has to work with.

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