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Changeup

  • The Habs haven’t been too convincing as of late.

    Tonight they visit the Senators, whom they handled fairly easily last week and came away with a 4-0 win. Confidence should not be an issue, should it?

    New lines for tonight:

    Latendresse – Koivu – Tanguay
    Higgins – Plekanec – Kovalev
    A.Kostitsyn – Lang – Kostopoulous
    Laraques – Begin – S. Kostitsyn

  1. #1 groundworking says:
    November 20, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    That fourth line isn’t a line, it’s a message. The Kostitsyn’s have each moved one place down the depth chart.

  2. #2 PACTUM SERVA says:
    November 20, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Way to go carbo nice line up. What? is this your first day on the job? When most teams that struggle usually only change the first two line carbo feels the need to change all four lines. This is brutal coaching at its best. Here is an idea, why not move brisbois and obyrne to the forward posistion and get youppi to center them. Just when you think carbo seems to be getting better as an nhl coach he goes and sticks s. kostitsyne on a line with laraque and begin and puts kostopoulos on with lang and and a. kostitsyne. Way to go carbo you meat head

  3. #3 groundworking says:
    November 20, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    lol

    I don’t see the problem. Laraque is a pure goal scorer and Kostopolous has hands that could stick-handle an egg. With the Kostitsyn brothers grinding in the corners for these guys, I think Laraque might break out of his 13 season goal-scoring slump and this could be just the combination that Kostopolous needs to show off his new stick-handling moves.

  4. #4 PACTUM SERVA says:
    November 20, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    LOL

  5. #5 habsobserver says:
    November 21, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Why can’t we have more players like Brooks Laich?

    http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklund/Brooks-Laich-With-A-Penalty-Kill-for-The-Ages/1/17985

    We just need to limit the shots (get in the way of them) and play defensive positioning.
    Losing Komi is such a big blow to us defensively.

    I don’t know how many times I see us out of position.
    Carbo needs to teach these guys how to play without the puck.

    Go back to the basics!

  6. #6 Mats Naslund says:
    November 21, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    This team is in serious need of some shots. They simply haven’t been doing the things offensively that made them successful last year and at the beginning of this year. Enough of these feeble give-away passes though the neutral zone. Get the puck in and put it on net. There is so much offensive talent on this team that they have forgotten how to score.

  7. #7 groundworking says:
    November 21, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Re; Sundin. Win-win for Gaigney. He lets Mats know that the Habs are still an option, and he sends a message to some of his player–hey, you are actually playing for your job!

  8. #8 PACTUM SERVA says:
    November 21, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    As much as i would like to see sundin in montreal i just cant see him signing here. I was glad to see the whole sundin thing behind us and now its back. I doubt he would ever play for the red,white and blue but strangers things have happened i guess. Watch him sign with nashville lol. My bet is with the leafs though or rangers. I hope he pulls out his tampon soon and makes up his mind.

  9. Sundin is a tool alright, but not the kind that’s used to tweak Stanley Cup contenders. No thanks.

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