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5 minutes ago, BigTed3 said:

I think Primeau gives you a better chance to win, but Habs at high risk of being walloped, and do you want to do that to your prospect's confidence?

So, if Allen can't go, who then, Monty or Primeau? We know what we have with Monty, and Primeau has some nice numbers. 2.10 GAA, and .909 SV%. 

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1 minute ago, kinot-2 said:

So, if Allen can't go, who then, Monty or Primeau? We know what we have with Monty, and Primeau has some nice numbers. 2.10 GAA, and .909 SV%. 

Well it sounds like Allen is out a minimum 7 days if he failed his concussion test... as I said, I think Primeau gives you a better shot at winning, but I think the odds of our beating Boston in the 2nd half of a B2B in two different cities on the road is not very high. Anything's possible, but it's a tall task. So do you really want that to be the situation that Primeau walks into for an NHL game? I'd rather he come in a play an easier game to win (like tonight's game).

So my answer is this: Habs aren't going anywhere this season, so the 2 pts aren't that important to me. I'd rather not risk shattering Primeau's confidence. I'd put Montembeault in and play Primeau later in the week.

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9 hours ago, BigTed3 said:

I think Primeau gives you a better chance to win, but Habs at high risk of being walloped, and do you want to do that to your prospect's confidence?

He already got his confidence walloped when he was pulled  last time he played .  Give mcniven a shot  then . 

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I think you have to give the start to Monty. I am absolutely guilty of pumping his tires like a fanboy. Those first two goals last night didn’t help his case at all, but also, what the heck were the rest of the guys doing out there? Once he got settled in he looked better. His is definitely a bit all over the place, but it is what it is. The biggest reason we picked him up is so that we didn’t have to disrupt the development of our other two goalies. Nothing has changed here, IMO. No matter who we put out there tonight, they’re most likely going to get shelled. I wouldn’t risk Primeau in this one. If Monty stinks this one up, give Primeau the next start

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10 hours ago, BigTed3 said:

Well it sounds like Allen is out a minimum 7 days if he failed his concussion test... as I said, I think Primeau gives you a better shot at winning, but I think the odds of our beating Boston in the 2nd half of a B2B in two different cities on the road is not very high. Anything's possible, but it's a tall task. So do you really want that to be the situation that Primeau walks into for an NHL game? I'd rather he come in a play an easier game to win (like tonight's game).

So my answer is this: Habs aren't going anywhere this season, so the 2 pts aren't that important to me. I'd rather not risk shattering Primeau's confidence. I'd put Montembeault in and play Primeau later in the week.

Primeau has been recalled and both Primeau and Monty would be playing B2B. IMO you go with Primeau otherwise they would have just recalled McNiven

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35 minutes ago, campabee82 said:

Primeau has been recalled and both Primeau and Monty would be playing B2B. IMO you go with Primeau otherwise they would have just recalled McNiven

If Primeau played last night then he's in the same boat as Monty. If that's the case i can't see this management team going with the kid. The only reason he's there is for an emergency, otherwise they would have recalled a rested McNiven to actually start the game IMO.

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1 hour ago, H_T_L said:

If Primeau played last night then he's in the same boat as Monty. If that's the case i can't see this management team going with the kid. The only reason he's there is for an emergency, otherwise they would have recalled a rested McNiven to actually start the game IMO.

IMO management sees Primeau as a better option at this point than either McNiven or Monty. We need to start banking some points in their eyes if we want any shot at the playoffs. Also Primeau is a starter where as McNiven and Monty are strictly BU's since both our top goalies are out we needed to bring up the guy we can play 3 out of 4 games this week.

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2 minutes ago, campabee82 said:

IMO management sees Primeau as a better option at this point than either McNiven or Monty. We need to start banking some points in their eyes if we want any shot at the playoffs. Also Primeau is a starter where as McNiven and Monty are strictly BU's since both our top goalies are out we needed to bring up the guy we can play 3 out of 4 games this week.

That would be the common sense approach. That's why i have my doubts.:lol:

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2 hours ago, campabee82 said:

. Also Primeau is a starter where as McNiven and Monty are strictly BU's since both our top goalies are out we needed to bring up the guy we can play 3 out of 4 games this week.

After  the last game , where he got pulled , the question begs will he ever be an NHL goalie ( either a back up or a starter ) . As for Montembeault , he last played OCt 31 - they signed him to be the back up - well start backing up :D

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18 minutes ago, Regis22 said:

After  the last game , where he got pulled , the question begs will he ever be an NHL goalie ( either a back up or a starter ) . As for Montembeault , he last played OCt 31 - they signed him to be the back up - well start backing up :D

Pulled in 1 game doesn't change the view of the team on his potential. Also the last game Montembault played was last night and he cost us the game with his 2 soft goals from Larkin. Plus Montembault has absolutely sucked in every other appearance so far this year.

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2 hours ago, campabee82 said:

Pulled in 1 game doesn't change the view of the team on his potential. Also the last game Montembault played was last night and he cost us the game with his 2 soft goals from Larkin. Plus Montembault has absolutely sucked in every other appearance so far this year.

I’m not so sure I’d go as far as to say he cost us the game. We came out really flat footed in the 2nd. It’s always tough to come into a game half way through. He certainly didn’t steal it (which would have been a treat). But until I see him cough up a game that we otherwise deserve to win, I’m not going to hold him to a special, higher standard than the rest of our goalies. Yes, he is kind of skittish out there, which can be troublesome. Tim Thomas and Jonathan Quick were/are also pretty darn skittish, but man, when they are/were on it was fun to watch! Lol I’m not say Monty is as good as either of them, just that I get the feeling that there’s some good goaltending in there, somewhere…

And I really don’t see the benefit of rushing Primeau in there before we are either confident that he is ready to shoulder the load of winning the game on his own, playing strong enough hockey as a team that we feel confident in our ability to make it easy for him, or some combination of the two. Tossing Primeau to the wolves, just for a shot at a W just seems short sighted to me. Do you see the look in Monty’s eyes every time he gets shelled? That’s not a look we want to see in Primeau’s eyes.
Monty knew what he was signing up for, and it stinks. I feel for the kid. We could loose five in a row, as soon as Montembault is in net for one, the blame is all his. He hasn’t looked too good at all, so of course criticism is expected. But from the moment we signed him there has been so much dislike in these discussions, before he even suited up. He’s a Hab, and he’s a kid. A little support, from us fans, as well as his teammates would go a long way

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Monty it is.

Ducharme also confirmed that backup goaltender Samuel Montembeault, who finished Saturday's game in a 3-2 overtime loss, will be in net Sunday night against the Boston Bruins. 

In other lineup news, Mike Hoffman will not play against the Bruins and Adam Brooks draws into the lineup.

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