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2008 Habs Home Opener

  • There can be few, if any complaints about the Canadiens start to the season. After a successful road trip the Habs return home to face the overly familiar Bruins.

    The Habs met the Bruins 15 times last year. A perfect record in regular season play but a much harder time in the playoffs, eventually winning in 7 games.

    Will the Bruins return with the same intensity and game plan the Flyers had on Monday night? And if they do, will they still fall victim to the speed and puck movement of the Habs like the Flyers did?

    Georges Laraque will be inserted in the lineup to keep the peace. You have to believe he will drop the gloves tonight if there’s any shred of opportunity, if not to just to satisfy the home town mob.

  1. #1 jack hab says:
    October 15, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Big George is in tonight. Train’s comin’, can you hear it Lucic/Chara? LMAO

  2. #2 groundworking says:
    October 15, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    The Habs need Laraque. It was painfully evident in the Flyers game. Does anyone think that Asham would give Kovalev an elbow in the head if Laraque was in the lineup? I have been waiting for Laraque since John Kordic left!! We haven’t had a dominant tough guy in a long, long time–except Brashear, but he became really tough after he left MTL.

    Go Habs!

  3. #3 Senet1 says:
    October 16, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    I agree with your assessment of the Philly game, it did help out that Komy was healthy and Obryne was in the line up. I also noticed that Lang certainly held is own especially in front of the Philly net and on faceoffs, something that Koivu did not and does not seem cabable of doing against the big strong centremen. However, having George will keep that other nonesence to a minimum. My only hope is that he picks the right times to do the nasty so it does not cost the team with stupid penalties. That is the only concern I have with George. He need to control his emotions and pick his times to make his point.

  4. #4 Senet1 says:
    October 17, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Where is everybody????????????? Surely some has something to say about the Boston game? Habs won but it was not pretty, however, I have been impressed with Tanguay and Lang to date they seem to be carrying their weight as far as offence is concern. Does everyone still want Lang to be the third line centre or should be continue to put the best two wingers available with him. Koivu did play a little better against Boston. Got a goal too.

  5. #5 PACTUM SERVA says:
    October 18, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Laraque and mcgratten tonight maybe???????????

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