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Game 20: Habs/Laughs

  • Let me first pay tribute to a man who coached both of the teams in action this evening. Pat Burns was an integral part of the rivalry between the Habs and Leafs on both sides of the fight and will be remembered as a warrior and a leader for both his work behind the bench as well as his battle against the cancer that finally took his life. Burns coached Over 1000 NHL hockey games with the Canadiens, Leafs, Bruins and Devils being crowned Stanley Cup Champion in 2002-03, his second to last year of head-coaching duties in the NHL.

    The game tonight will be played between two of his former clubs who need no extra reason to get motivated to play one another. The Habs will try to rebound from the loss that they suffered at the hands of the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. There would be no better way to put that loss behind them than to beat the Leafs on Saturday night in front of the entire Nation.

    Yannick Weber will skate next to Benoit Pouliot and Jeff Halpern tonight. I’m not a huge fan of this move. Its been tried before – although I am willing to let Weber prove me wrong. Either way – it would be nice to see some spark on the powerplay that could use  an infusion of straight-forwardness.

    Big game tonight. Go Habs Go!!

  1. I like the Weber move personally, I suggested it in another blog last week. To me if Weber is going to make it in the NHL it will not be as a defenceman, he does not have the size to to be an NHL defenceman, especially when he is not tough. He has the offensive skills and could be used on the PP on the point like Bergeron last year.

    The Leafs played well at times tonight, and could have easily scored some goals had it not been for our defence and Price. Now lets rest up for the Flyers.

  2. Thing that show why we are a better team than the leafs. Faceoffs, speed, shot blocking, penalty killing and defence. I would like to say offense and Power play but they were not our strongest points last night, even though we did score a PP goal thanks to our good friend Komesarek, now I know why we let him go to the leafs, we needed someone to quarterback our PP when we come to play the Leafs.

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