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Game 79: Habs/Sabres

  • We’re really getting down to the nitty gritty now. By next Saturday we will know all we need to know about our playoff position/ possible first round opponent. Our win last night, courtesy of Jaroslav Halak, has elevated us into 6th place with a two point lead on Boston and Philadelphia with Boston holding 1 game in hand. The Bruins face the Laffs tonight, and then Washington on Monday. How they fare in those two matches will tell us much of what we need to know. The all-of-a-sudden resurgent 9th place Rangers are making a late push with 80 points after 77 games, although we are relatively safe from them with a four point cushion and only 4 games left. The could make it exciting for the Flyers however who hold a 2 point advantage with an extra game played.

    If the Playoffs were to start today we would meet the New Jersey Devils in the first round. Is that a good thing? Who knows. All you can do as a hockey team in our position is try to enter the playoffs on a good streak. That starts tonight. Buffalo is trying to lock up their division title. Here is hoping that we somehow can muster a good third period, if only because its been a while.

    Go Habs Go!!!

  1. #1 Senet1 says:
    April 3, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Well I would like to see our compete level for a full 60 minutes tonight. Kelly Hrudey thinks that many of the injuried players who came back are not in shape to play 20+ MINUTES a game. He used AK46 as an example, in the first half of the game AK worked very hard, but by the third period he was out of gas. I cannot understand why we have not called up PK Subban rather than having Bergeron on defence. Last night he just did not cut it on defence. He was really exposed as to how weak he is at the position by Philly. I have changec my mind about signing him for next year.

  2. #2 Senet1 says:
    April 3, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    We need to get Cammy scoring, and we need two lines to be productive to win. I would like to see our third line score an important goal tonight.

    With Sergie back who is sitting out tonight?

  3. #3 Senet1 says:
    April 3, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    It seems that only Mats, Goalie, Donnie, Avadar37 a I are interested in this team. But what happens if:
    1. we make the playoffs
    2. we happen to win the first round
    3. I realize winning a playoff round might be a stretch considering our oppostion but what if we win that round?
    4. What if we go deep into the second round
    5. What if we “god forgive me for being a habs fans” and we win the second round. I will not go any farther but what if?
    Where are the rest of you guys going to be then, on the band wagon or NOT. Because to me true habs fans never give up and it seems to me that many who have stopped coming on the site and contributing have thrown in the towel. Too bad because I know you are watching the games, in fact I saw one of you on the site the other night and I am sure you hoped to be undetected but I saw you.

    Now I am pretty sure we are going to make the playoff but we have not made it yet. And based on the fact that we will most defimitely be playing one of the top teams in the league which means that there is a good chance that we will not win that series, but if our young goalies and players get that taste of playoff experience then isn’t it worth it. They will be better players for it. So common join us for the last three games because win or lose we all want the best for our team, but you got to believe if you are a true habs fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. #4 Jackslat says:
    April 4, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I am interested in this team. we will make the playoffs.
    that would be insanely awesome if we won the first round.
    go deep in the second round would be tyring on our guys whom mostly dont have very much playoff expeirance.
    if we made it to the eastern cnference final i think we would fall to pittsburgh washington or maybe buffalo or new jersey.
    I am a hard core habs fan and will forever be as intersested in our team than any other guy.

  5. #5 Senet1 says:
    April 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Sorry Jackslat I forgot that you had been on lately. Missed you being here all year but I take it that you just joined lately. It is always great to welcome a habs fan that has faith in their team. We can be realistic and still have faith that the team will do well. In my years of playing sport, one thing principle that I always followed and was taught to me by my father. The game, series are not lost until the game is over. Yogi Berra had it right and as a sports fan or player you never give up, no matter how bleek it looks.

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