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Guest kovalev47
When was the last time Cristobal played prior to tonight's game??

You gotta think maybe there was some slight rust in his level of play. While he was nowhere near outstanding, you gotta give credit where it's due. Saving 41/45 shots is still fairly good especially in the first 2 periods, but you can't win a game, and still allow so many goals without a team helping you up front. I'll admit Huet crumbled fast late in the 3rd, but he did so just as badly as the rest of the team... Our system clearly isn't working, and REALLLYYY think Carbo, as well as the rest of the coaching staff, need some sense DRILLED into their freaking heads about defending a lead.

You don't sit! You press onward with the attack!

Unfortunately this is going to continue all season long. They won't sit Price longer than a week. Huet last played a week ago. Everytime he hasn't played in a week this happens. I think they need to stick with 1 goalie and just keep playing him. Platooning doesn't work well for either goalie. I really feel the system isn't fully Carbo's idea either. I think upper management is making most of the decisions for the team. Carbo is probably just following orders.

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Guest KOIVU#11
how does a team with coaches like carbo,jarvis, muller, and a gm like gainey, who are all defensive specialists, throw away a 3 goal lead.when was the last time huet won a game? and who thinks the leafs will soon pass us?
I think they will. I'm too mad at this entire team right now for words.
The good thing I took away from this game is that it looks like our team has what it takes, goaltending is great, defence is great, and our offence is great (a bunch of ES goals). It's not a skill problem, it's a mentality problem. I think you could match us up with the best in the league and if everyone came to play we'd win.
HAHAHAHA good one, defense...great...goaltending great.....what game did you watch man?
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Guy Lafleur called out the players as being fourth liners, well Guy, how about calling out the coaches as being minor leaguers at best. This team has shown that when allowed to skate and be offensive, they dominate. Ask them to sit on a lead and try to protect it, they crumble. Let them freewheel for 60 minutes, so what if the score ends up 7-6 or something, as long as we win !!!! Play your hot goaltender for at least 10 games, if he does stink it out for 3 straight and it's evident he lost the games while the team was great then yank him, but if he is solid and loses a few while the team sucks, keep him in.

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HAHAHAHA good one, defense...great...goaltending great.....what game did you watch man?

I meant over the entire season, we have good players. Defense and goaltending last night was kind of pathetic. But we did score five on five goals and we've shown overall (throughout the season) that we have the talent on our team to be good, we just have to play AS A TEAM every night. Every time we play it seems to be a different hero who plays well in spite of a large portion of the team taking the night off. That's what I mean, it's the way the team plays and not the ability of each of our players, that is the problem.

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Guest WindsorHab#10
Guy Lafleur called out the players as being fourth liners, well Guy, how about calling out the coaches as being minor leaguers at best. This team has shown that when allowed to skate and be offensive, they dominate. Ask them to sit on a lead and try to protect it, they crumble. Let them freewheel for 60 minutes, so what if the score ends up 7-6 or something, as long as we win !!!! Play your hot goaltender for at least 10 games, if he does stink it out for 3 straight and it's evident he lost the games while the team was great then yank him, but if he is solid and loses a few while the team sucks, keep him in.

Good post.

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I meant over the entire season, we have good players. Defense and goaltending last night was kind of pathetic. But we did score five on five goals and we've shown overall (throughout the season) that we have the talent on our team to be good, we just have to play AS A TEAM every night. Every time we play it seems to be a different hero who plays well in spite of a large portion of the team taking the night off. That's what I mean, it's the way the team plays and not the ability of each of our players, that is the problem.

This statement is why I believe we require a allstar goalscorer. Because every player has a good night and every player has a bad night. But on our team when any given player has a hot night they stand out above the rest. Why? Because we dont have a consistent scoring threat in our lineup who keeps the scoring up regardless of who's hot and who's not.

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I don't know if anyone brought this up yet, but nashville played ottawa on thursday in ottawa, and there was lots of scoring in that game as well, actually it was 6-5 final. They scored with like 22sec left in the game. Ottawa didn't even get a point out of them, we did, its a start.

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The good thing I took away from this game is that it looks like our team has what it takes, goaltending is great, defence is great, and our offence is great (a bunch of ES goals). It's not a skill problem, it's a mentality problem. I think you could match us up with the best in the league and if everyone came to play we'd win.

I tend to agree.

Now the next step would be to mix and match all those ingredients in the same game and for 60 minutes. Not have a 1-0 games where defense and goal tending is great and scoring is lacking, then a 4-2 games with PP dominating but nothing else is working and then a goal marathons where 5 on 5 offense works but nothing else does.

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Guest Oatmeal777
I tend to agree.

Now the next step would be to mix and match all those ingredients in the same game and for 60 minutes. Not have a 1-0 games where defense and goal tending is great and scoring is lacking, then a 4-2 games with PP dominating but nothing else is working and then a goal marathons where 5 on 5 offense works but nothing else does.

Exactly what I was trying to say.

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I honestly watched very little of this game last night, I don't really like playing these expansion teams so to me the game probably would have been boring. I watched the second period and when I left my house it was 3-0 Habs going into the third so I was like "Meh, they'll get the two points." And when I got home a couple hours later and watched Sportsnet and it said 5-4 in the shootout the only thing I could do was laugh.

I mean honestly, how in the world do you blow a three goal lead in the third period? I think we have bigger problems on this team than most of us even realize. And we'll probably go back into the "Rebuilding" stages again, very soon.

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Guest KOIVU#11
Relax people slumps happen.

Ya sure but haven't you noticed that the same slumps happen to us, EVERY YEAR IN THE EXACT SAME SPOT. See a pattern????????? People are going to come here and vent, thats half the reason it exists, the other half is to celebrate. And after that game especially people are PO'd, that's it. I'm not a bandwagon jumper, but I wish I was becuae every time the habs lost I could just ignore it and move on to another team and stop going for montreal, but I can't. This is a team that does this practically every year to its fans, people are SICK OF IT.

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Guest habs_fan1160
Relax people slumps happen.

All fans complain admist a slump, swing by the Sens board and read it. :)

Complaining about your team doesn't make you a "bandwagon" fan, for some it's passion.

However, I usually try to see the positive, but not too much positive comes out of blowing a 3 goal lead in the third period.

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Guest Hoyle00cdn
Guy Lafleur called out the players as being fourth liners, well Guy, how about calling out the coaches as being minor leaguers at best. This team has shown that when allowed to skate and be offensive, they dominate. Ask them to sit on a lead and try to protect it, they crumble. Let them freewheel for 60 minutes, so what if the score ends up 7-6 or something, as long as we win !!!! Play your hot goaltender for at least 10 games, if he does stink it out for 3 straight and it's evident he lost the games while the team was great then yank him, but if he is solid and loses a few while the team sucks, keep him in.

What team are you watching, Montreal never free wheels. We really need to stop believing this illusion that we have a scoring machine roster that "evil" Carbonneau is suppressing for his personal obsession with defense. Whenever the Habs go on a scoring streak it's because the opposing team has a mental lapse and applies no offensive pressure, allowingf Montreal's defensive responsibilities to be almost non existent.

Boston always play like utter Crap against us and the onslaught of goals scored on Carolina were mostly on the PP where defensive responsibilities are non existent as well.

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Guest Manorrd

I bet there were a lot of people who were disappointed that we didn't bank the 2 points last night after being up 3-0 halfway through the third period.

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Guest Hoyle00cdn
Ya sure but haven't you noticed that the same slumps happen to us, EVERY YEAR IN THE EXACT SAME SPOT. See a pattern????????? People are going to come here and vent, thats half the reason it exists, the other half is to celebrate. And after that game especially people are PO'd, that's it. I'm not a bandwagon jumper, but I wish I was becuae every time the habs lost I could just ignore it and move on to another team and stop going for montreal, but I can't. This is a team that does this practically every year to its fans, people are SICK OF IT.

I'm also sick of Hab fans wanted a coup d'etat every time they don't get their way.

Montreal is also the only hockey city that demands perfection every single year. Ask Theodore, Brisebois, Samsonov, Julien, and Roy how much they got SICK of that.

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Guest Huet#39
i don't think you heard Carbo's comments after da game... that was the first line...and streit played well

riberio never fit here because everyone hated him...how do i know...when you fight with your captain you deserve to be sent somewhere else ...n the whole 3 amigoes thing...

PRICE should be number one because Huet can't stop a peewee player during shootouts

Why don't you go in nets during the shootout. Maybe Huet wouldn't need to stop pucks in shootout if the Canadiens could win in regulation or at least score in O.T. Give me a break Huet stands on his head and makes unbelivible saves during the game to keep that sorry excuse of a team in the game and people like you critize him on the shootout. It shows your blinded by Price.

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What team are you watching, Montreal never free wheels. We really need to stop believing this illusion that we have a scoring machine roster that "evil" Carbonneau is suppressing for his personal obsession with defense. Whenever the Habs go on a scoring streak it's because the opposing team has a mental lapse and applies no offensive pressure, allowingf Montreal's defensive responsibilities to be almost non existent.

Boston always play like utter Crap against us and the onslaught of goals scored on Carolina were mostly on the PP where defensive responsibilities are non existent as well.

That evil Carbonneau comment was the funniest thing I read today,thanks. :lol:

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Guest netcase
Cause we don't have defensive players. Gainey goes out and tries to sign offensive players then Carbo tells the team to play defensive.

Carbo, Muller, Gainey and Jarvis were great players and should have left it at that. Now, as coaches, they are embarrasing themselves and the team.

This goes on every season around this time. Great start and kicked out of the post season.

What did you expect with Gainey's trade savvy performance again this year?

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Guest Hoyle00cdn
Carbo, Muller, Gainey and Jarvis were great players and should have left it at that. Now, as coaches, they are embarrasing themselves and the team.

This goes on every season around this time. Great start and kicked out of the post season.

What did you expect with Gainey's trade savvy performance again this year?

I say, let's wait until Gainey's draft picks prove if they are the real deal or busts. Big signings only happen once you can guarantee your team will contend. The way to do that in today's NHL is through the draft. So far A.Kostitsyn, Chipchura, and Price have all shown signs of promise, which were Gainey's first round draft picks in 2003/04/05.

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