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Round 1: Canadiens vs. Senators


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#1 BigTed3

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:44 PM

To discuss the 1st round series between the Habs and the Sens.



#2 habs1952

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:47 PM

Let me start by saying....GO HABS GO!!!!!


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#3 Habs-Rule-Forever

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:49 PM

Yes GO HABS GO & GO GOONS. I hate the Laffs more. I hope they beat the snot out of each other.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:49 PM

That was quick...

 

Well then, I 'm torn whether I like this over the leafs, BUT 2-1-1 is better than 2-3-0.

 

I'm less worried about Price though, he's done better against the sens than the leafs.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:49 PM

Part of me was sort of hoping for a B's win tonight so that we would face the leafs in the first round, but I think either team (leafs or sens) are wholly beatable, so Im happy to: a) have home-ice until at least the 3rd round and b ) have no possible way to meet the pens until at least the conference finals :)

 

Starting with this round, the keys for us are:

 

1) Playing well in front of Price.  I think he will show up & play well but as a team we need to play the way we have the last 2 - 3 games, not that insane scrambling we saw for a stretch of 7 - 8 before that.   Back to basics on the back end & we should be fine.

 

2) Balanced attack.  All 3 of our offensive lines need to be flying.   Anderson is not going to give up a lot, so we need to fire everything we can at him.

 

3) Stick to the plan.  This team does not have the talent to just let a few guys carry them. We need a complete team effort to be successful.

 


If we can do those 3 things, we should be ok.   Im predicting Habs in 5 or 6. 



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

Not my 1st choice of opponents but hopefully we get through this round and the Leafs and Bruins pound each other into oblivion.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:51 PM

Habs in 6? We'll need to play tight and win our home games. I like this match up even though I think Ottawa edged us out  in the regular season. Some really good yong talent in this series. I''ll take the under in all these games. Our PP kicking in  alomg with the Gally line should be the difference maker.in this series,



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:52 PM

Yes GO HABS GO & GO GOONS. I hate the Laffs more. I hope they beat the snot out of each other.

same. I hope they go to at leats 6 games and send at least injury a player from either side.

 

As for us?  I want to believe the habs will crush the Sens  and make this a quick round. But i have a feelign we could see this go to 6 or 7 games.

 

If the habs play smart?  Habs in 5.  If they play dumb?  Sens in 6



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:55 PM

Leafs or Sens both would have been tough match-ups, but I don't think there's an easy match-up for anyone in the East this year. Either way, you need to beat three of the East teams to get to the Cup, and as was said, we avoid the Pens through the first two rounds and have home ice in those two rounds as well, if we can make it that far. No doubt, the Sens are a well-coached team playing as a unit, but they will still be missing Spezza, and Phillips also went down tonight. Anderson has still yet to prove himself in pressure situations. We are still the favorite in this series, although I feel like it will be a trendy pick among the media to go with Ottawa. And all in all, that will give us the odds in terms of last line change and home-town fans (and yes, I think there will be tons of Habs fans in Ottawa too), but maybe take away the pressure of being a heavy favorite. And as I said, at worst, we can be snug knowing the Bruins fell down to 4th and have to play the Leafs!



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:16 PM

Sorry we have to knock the Sens out but there it is,I think they will be harder to play than the Laffs,but will be better practice for the next round,although anything can happen,I am just so pleased with the turnaround this year,I shall be happy with whatever happens as long as they play hard and don't give it away which I don't think is likely.Has anyone heard any rumours about Spezza being back,I heard he could be.

GO HABS GO :wub:  :wub:  :wub: :wub:  



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:22 PM

I'm hearing we have to wait till Thursday.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:31 PM

I think this series will be about a couple big matchups:

 

1. Subban vs Karlsson

2. Anderson vs Price

 

 

If all 3 of our lines are going at a reasonable clip, there is no way for OTT to match us though IMO.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

I'm hearing we have to wait till Thursday.

 

Fine with me. Gives Prust, Ryder, Markov, and Price (still think he's fighting something) more time for some much needed and well deserved R&R


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:39 PM

I'm hearing we have to wait till Thursday.

ya habsinsideout is saying thursday and friday for the first 2 games

 

:angry:   not a big fan of back to back games for the playoffs



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:45 PM

go habs go,

 

My Prediction: habs in 6



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:48 PM

ya habsinsideout is saying thursday and friday for the first 2 games

 

:angry:   not a big fan of back to back games for the playoffs

 

There are also reports of a second back-to-back Mon and Tue the week after for games 3 and 4. Talk about terrible planning from the league. They should have just started Tue and Thu this week, would have made more sense... was stupid of Bettman to promise Bos and Ott they wouldn't play Tuesday.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:11 PM

First 4 games are Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Tuesday.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:16 PM

Time to hook up the spare tv for the wife.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:38 PM

Time to hook up the spare tv for the wife.

 

you're doing it wrong.  you rather should try hook the wife to hockey no?


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:38 PM

OMG.....this schedule is not good at all :(

 

Second game I'll be travelling back to Toronto, and then you got 1 guaranteed possibly 2 back to backs :/ 






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