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Habs vs Leafs [Round 1]

  • The first of what should be another six classic Hockey game’s gets underway tonight in Toronto.

    The Leafs have no pressure and no expectations to do anything but be a horrible team this year. The Canadiens the opposite, already under heavy surveillance.

    The Habs stumbled a bit out of the gate in their first game, but still managed a point on the road against a competitive Sabres team.

    The Leafs come in confident after defeating the Cup champ Red Wings in their home opener.

    The Habs begin with 4 games in a 6 day span and Jaroslav Halak will get the call in nets tonight.

13 Comments
  1. #1 PACTUM SERVA says:
    October 11, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Leafs will come into tonights game a little to confident. Habs will have game faces on after a so so game last night. 5-2 final Habs win

  2. #2 groundworking says:
    October 11, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Higgins, Koivu and Tanguay were rusty. Higgins and Tanguay have something to prove tonight, as they were both outplayed by the likes of Latendresse and Lapierre. I don’t like how Tanguay quits on the play–hopefully Carbo breaks him of that habit (If Kovalev isn’t quitting, then frigging Tanguay better find some fight!)

    I thought Price looked good, Komisarek looked good (that goal was a bad bounce, not his fault), and Markov and O’Byrne looked good, but a bit rusty. Gorges played well. If Brisebois finishes the year with the Habs, I’m trying out for the team next year and I’ll write comments here about how good groundworking is, how tough he plays, and how all you guys should stop complaining about his giveaways because they were all because of the bad ice, etc.!

    The Kats, Kovalev, Lang and Plekanac looked very good! Fun to watch!

  3. #3 PACTUM SERVA says:
    October 11, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Higgins did not even play last night, and if you thought latalentless played good then you didnt even watch the game….

  4. #4 Dancan81 says:
    October 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I can’t believe that the rds commentators were talking about how good Lats passing was last night during the game. He simply dumps the puck off the board and chases into the corners where his slow ass speed gets him beat everytime. Seriously why is he there? Nobody besides the coaches and SOME french commentators thinks he’s any good. Max P, should be playing on this team before Lats, no doubt about it. Are we all watching him play through some anti-Lantendresse goggles or does he really suck? I’m so confused.

  5. #5 groundworking says:
    October 11, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    My apologies to Higgins–whoever played with Koivu and Tanguay sucked last night. I definitely do not think that Latendresse played a good game. He is my benchmark for “anything below this” and you’re in the minors.

    Brisebois is worse than Latendresse. I also don’t know what the RDS people see in Latendresse.

  6. Latendresse just made a nifty pass on the 1st goal by Hamrlik

  7. #7 Dancan81 says:
    October 11, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    He still sucks, lol, despite putting up some points.

  8. #8 Lebeau says:
    October 11, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Tanguay just proved himself. Man, they looked good tonight!

  9. #9 hab faithful says:
    October 12, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    yes they did!

  10. #10 Senet 1 says:
    October 12, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Even Lats played good for two periods. It looks like Lang is fitting in nicely as well. Sergie had a great game and I think he earner is way on the two lines. I still would like to see him on the Line with his brother and Plex. He actually brings a little muscle and spirit to the line. That would free Kovalev up to play with Lang and and Leave Koivu’s line in tack for now. Halak played well against Toronto, I believe that he will be traded sometime this year for a number one draft pick hopefully top five.

  11. #11 alias says:
    October 12, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Lang is fitting in very well. Halak will definitely be traded IMO only if 2 things fall into place. Price shows that he is a bona fide #1and can handle the work load, and Denis needs to show he can be a capable back-up and can step in when needed and play well. If those things happen he will be dealt. I never thought of going for picks which is interesting, I had only thought about making a trade to fill a need (ie. lack of defense or specialty shutdown man)

  12. The Habs look fantastic last night. The movement on and off the puck looked fantastic, and the power play looked better than last year’s.

    Lets hope we can keep that performance level up the entire season.

  13. #13 hab faithful says:
    October 13, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    I know we’re all excited about the win, but let’s put this into proper perspective, It was the leafs, who are a horrible team. The real test is tonight against a good team. If we beat the flyers, then we’re in for a good year. But first we must exorcise some demons, especially Price.

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