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The thread I invented returns!

Time for the pre-round moment roundup! Everyone start listing off moments to qualify by Monday and I will make a ballot. Some to start with:

Gallaghers first Goal

Galchenyuks first Goal

24CH (We can also list things from the show)

The Ryder Trade

Return of Jeff Halpern

Clinching a playoff spot

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I'd say the regular season. From last to 2nd in one year gave me immense enjoyment and brought much more positive posting here on the forum.

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- I'd agree with FS... the comeback win against the Bruins in the SO was a good one.

- The 7-6 loss to the Pens in OT was also an exciting game despite the result.

- Andrei Markov's early-season success coming back from injury.

- Francis Bouillon pounding down Steve Ott as the Habs blow out Buffalo

- Lars Eller's emergence, exemplified by his 3-point night against the Canes

- P.K. Subban's Norris trophy-worthy season and nomination

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There wasn't really one DEFINING moment, like in 07-08 with the 5-0 comeback. The Boston comeback comes closest I suppose. We played consistently well, outshot teams and controlled the play in a vast, vast majority of games. It was fun to see.


Galchenyuk's 1st goal was very fun for me, just the hype of following him predraft, being thrilled we took him, watching him tear up the OHL and have a so-so WJHC.

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Another one I'll add would be just the draft in general. I had wanted Galchenyuk to be our choice quite badly that I was ecstatic when it happened. The other picks TT made were also seemingly lauded by many scouts and media members, although the jury remains out. But that draft may well be the best thing that happened to this franchise in some time.

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Something I remember is the first game this season that we won this season (the second game of the year IMO) and somebody went to give the game puck to Price, who gave it to Therrien, who was then running around postgame trying to find Bergevin to give the puck to. Really set the "team first culture" to use the cliche to me. Just something that sticks out for me personally, not sure about anybody else.

Also, no props for the early morning press conference announcing the end of the lockout? :rolleyes:

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All those already mentioned are pretty good, I'll add a few more:

  • Saying bye bye to Gomez from the start
  • Therrien doing highfive to the guys after wins
  • Prank played on Beaulieu at the Provigo public practice (they let him skate a lap by himself before jumping on the ice)
  • Gallagher's grin
  • Price's "save" from the bench to save Marc Denis' face
  • Subban schooling Turris in a fight
  • Subban's hit on Neal
  • Excitement of the crowd each time Galchenyuk enters the o-zone with the puck
  • Markov not missing a single game
  • Sweeping the Rangers and making Torts blow a few gaskets
  • Therrien's beginning of the season quote : "Pas l'temps d'niaiser"
  • This year's team motto: No Excuses and living up to it
  • Overall regular season results
  • The of the cloak & daggers attitude from the front office
  • Ovation for Bouillon in the season opener ceremonies
  • Eller's overall progression
  • Subban accepting the 'no triple low five with Price' policy and turning it into 'high five to all team mates'
  • Bourque's rebirth from last year
  • Fun atmosphere around the team, in practice, during game and in media scrums
  • Galchenyuk's beauty shoot out goals
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There were ups and downs, good and bad plays & a heck of a lot more to cheer for this year than I expected, but without a doubt, the #1 thing for me this year was seeing Lars Eller skate last week after only a week prior wondering if his promising career was over.


For a short while there, I had no care about hockey, the series, the playoffs. I was genuinely concerned about the health and safety of a player, a human being. Seeing him back on his skates - acknowledging that there's still a fair bit of work to do for his rehab - made my season.

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There were ups and downs, good and bad plays & a heck of a lot more to cheer for this year than I expected, but without a doubt, the #1 thing for me this year was seeing Lars Eller skate last week after only a week prior wondering if his promising career was over.

For a short while there, I had no care about hockey, the series, the playoffs. I was genuinely concerned about the health and safety of a player, a human being. Seeing him back on his skates - acknowledging that there's still a fair bit of work to do for his rehab - made my season.

I really like his statement to the media after the hit. Like he said, it's in the past and the league dealt with it, no reason for him to stir the pot. Showed a lot of maturity, props to Eller for showing heart and maturity through this.

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  1. Gallaghers first goal VS Galchenyuks First Goal

The Ryder Trade VS Clinching a playoff spot

24CH VS Return of Jeff Halpern

Boston comeback VS Bouillion taking out Ott

Andrei Markovs health VS Lars Ellers emergence

PK Subbans Norris Trophy season VS Therriens high fives after wins

Beaulieu Rookie Prank VS Prices save for Marc Denis

Hiring of Bergevin VS Hiring of Therrien

Subban crushing Chris Neil VS Bouillions opening ceremony applause

Rene Bourques rebirth VS Diaz PP specialist

Beaulieu Debut VS Pateryn Debut

Tinordi Debut VS The Armstrong signing

Bouillion Signing VS Prust Signing

End of the lockout VS The End of the Gainey-Gauthier Era

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  1. Gallaghers first goal VS Galchenyuks First Goal... GALLAGHER
  2. The Ryder Trade VS Clinching a playoff spot... PLAYOFFS
  3. 24CH VS Return of Jeff Halpern... HALPERN (only cause 24CH is not really a thing to me)
  4. Boston comeback VS Bouillion taking out Ott... Boston comeback
  5. Andrei Markovs health VS Lars Ellers emergence... Eller
  6. PK Subbans Norris Trophy season VS Therriens high fives after wins... Subban's season
  7. Beaulieu Rookie Prank VS Prices save for Marc Denis... Beaulieu Prank
  8. Hiring of Bergevin VS Hiring of Therrien... Bergevin
  9. Subban crushing Chris Neil VS Bouillions opening ceremony applause... Subban on Neil
  10. Rene Bourques rebirth VS Diaz PP specialist... Bourque
  11. Beaulieu Debut VS Pateryn Debut... Beaulieu
  12. Tinordi Debut VS The Armstrong signing... Tinordi
  13. Bouillion Signing VS Prust Signing... Prust
  14. End of the lockout VS The End of the Gainey-Gauthier Era... lockout end
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  1. Gallaghers first goal VS Galchenyuks First Goal
  2. The Ryder Trade VS Clinching a playoff spot
  3. 24CH VS Return of Jeff Halpern
  4. Boston comeback VS Bouillion taking out Ott
  5. Andrei Markovs health VS Lars Ellers emergence
  6. PK Subbans Norris Trophy season VS Therriens high fives after wins
  7. Beaulieu Rookie Prank VS Prices save for Marc Denis
  8. Hiring of Bergevin VS Hiring of Therrien
  9. Subban crushing Chris Neil VS Bouillions opening ceremony applause
  10. Rene Bourques rebirth VS Diaz PP specialist
  11. Beaulieu Debut VS Pateryn Debut
  12. Tinordi Debut VS The Armstrong signing
  13. Bouillion Signing VS Prust Signing
  14. End of the lockout VS The End of the Gainey-Gauthier Era
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  1. Gallaghers first goal VS Galchenyuks First Goal
  2. The Ryder Trade VS Clinching a playoff spot
  3. 24CH VS Return of Jeff Halpern
  4. Boston comeback VS Bouillion taking out Ott
  5. Andrei Markovs health VS Lars Ellers emergence
  6. PK Subbans Norris Trophy season VS Therriens high fives after wins
  7. Beaulieu Rookie Prank VS Prices save for Marc Denis
  8. Hiring of Bergevin VS Hiring of Therrien
  9. Subban crushing Chris Neil VS Bouillions opening ceremony applause
  10. Rene Bourques rebirth VS Diaz PP specialist
  11. Beaulieu Debut VS Pateryn Debut
  12. Tinordi Debut VS The Armstrong signing
  13. Bouillion Signing VS Prust Signing
  14. End of the lockout VS The End of the Gainey-Gauthier Era

Why didn't you list 16? you're creating an lopsided bracket :P

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  1. Gallaghers first goal VS Galchenyuks First Goal

The Ryder Trade VS Clinching a playoff spot

24CH VS Return of Jeff Halpern

Boston comeback VS Bouillion taking out Ott

Andrei Markovs health VS Lars Ellers emergence

PK Subbans Norris Trophy season VS Therriens high fives after wins

Beaulieu Rookie Prank VS Prices save for Marc Denis

Hiring of Bergevin VS Hiring of Therrien

Subban crushing Chris Neil VS Bouillions opening ceremony applause

Rene Bourques rebirth VS Diaz PP specialist

Beaulieu Debut VS Pateryn Debut

Tinordi Debut VS The Armstrong signing

Bouillion Signing VS Prust Signing

End of the lockout VS The End of the Gainey-Gauthier Era

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  • Gallaghers first goal VS Galchenyuks First Goal

  • The Ryder Trade VS Clinching a playoff spot

24CH VS Return of Jeff Halpern

Boston comeback VS Bouillion taking out Ott

Andrei Markovs health VS Lars Ellers emergence

PK Subbans Norris Trophy season VS Therriens high fives after wins

Beaulieu Rookie Prank VS Prices save for Marc Denis

Hiring of Bergevin VS Hiring of Therrien

Subban crushing Chris Neil VS Bouillions opening ceremony applause

Rene Bourques rebirth VS Diaz PP specialist

Beaulieu Debut VS Pateryn Debut

Tinordi Debut VS The Armstrong signing

Bouillion Signing VS Prust Signing

End of the lockout VS The End of the Gainey-Gauthier Era

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Favourite Moment

The 6-5 shootout win vs Boston Bruins. :) Rallied back from 2 goals down in 3rd period with clock ticking away. B) Both teams hilariously couldn't score in shootout :D until Brenden Gallagher resolves the issue. Must have shocked the home crowd in TD Garden. :)

Worst Moment

The playoffs meltdown against Ottawa Senators. :( After all the hype and hardwork of previous months...then the blowout losses and disgraceful brawl :angry:. Lack of depth, toughness and mental strength all cruelly exposed :( . Proved we didn't get out of the season ending slump after all.

Biggest Player Surprise

Brenden Gallagher. Wow, the rookie showed what grit, determination, perseverance and confidence is all about. Wasn't intimated by bigger-sized defenders and being manhandled. Stepped out of Galchenyuk's shadow. Puts the veteran players who couldn't step up at the crucial moments to shame.

Biggest Player Disappointment

David Desharnais. No impact after the first few games. Virtually disappeared in games and couldn't put up the goals when we needed him. And he was supposed to be our No.1 centre after last season.

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