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Injury Bug

  • The Canadiens went through the majority of the season with little to no injury problems.

    On the brink of clinching their Division and in a good spot to clinch their Conference, the injuries flood in.

    Time to panic? Can the Canadiens play the way they’ve played missing these key players? Will it cost them the Conference and home ice advantage?

    More importantly, when push comes to shove and the playoffs begin, will the Habs be ready?

115 Comments
  1. #1 Habman says:
    March 31, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    NOW BED!!

  2. #2 Habman says:
    April 1, 2008 at 1:08 am

    I had a dream…..Washington made the Playoffs..and knocked off Pittsburgh……
    1st and 8th sound real real good right now….

  3. #3 Habman says:
    April 1, 2008 at 1:14 am

    You called it directly!,,my friend..LUCK!…and time…i hope Washington gets in!…we do need some luck….

  4. #4 Habman says:
    April 1, 2008 at 1:17 am

    #

    Senet 1, I see more of a Lemieux-Jagr scenario playing out in Pittsburgh than I do a Gretzky-Messier one. They learned to played together, but Jagr (I know him) had difficulties playing in Lemiuex’s shadow. That being said, Pittsburgh won’t be able to afford them both for long, which is probably why they have their eyes on a championship right now.

    Wow!,,absolutely right, it money making time for both Characters on this team,i like the way describe the fact that , both will end up leaders on opposite sides sooner or later…ones worth a lot ,and one will stay!

    Very very cool prediction, Please stand by, Im gonna write that down and record it on my blog collection, I would love to be the manager of that block buster trade!!!!
    GOOD CALL!!!!

  5. #5 Ice Man says:
    April 1, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Good morning my fellow Hab Brothas & Sistas.

    I hope it turns out to be a good night as well. Have those Sens to knock off tonight. If we could do that in regulation the Sens playoffs hope get a little weaker.

    For those of us who believe in the Lord above, lets say a little prayer:

    Our Dear Lord up in Heaven please bless our Habs and help our players that wounded bruised and battered to heal quickly. Bless all of the Hab Fans and their families. Oh and Lord bless the Leafs and their fans as well for they know not what they do.

    Amen.

  6. Well Iceman,as far as prayer go’s I’d help us out with that for Les Habatant but being brought up as a Jewish and french Canadian”Catholic” ,with a wee bit of first nations in me ,nobody wanted me in thier institution’s of Faith or belief as a young lad cause of all muttley attributes”Canadian” ,which turned me into an atheist with Buddhist tendencies ,lol.So that being said ,it’s to bad cause I don’t see us winning this game”again ,hope I’m wrong”.And I don’t understand Gainey and Carbo for not bringing help from the Dog’s “thier not making the playoffs” and seeing if there is a little surprise in the mix,good for the spirit and energy levels.

  7. #7 Ice Man says:
    April 1, 2008 at 9:00 am

    My Lord Xtrahabsfan. You are acombination of many things…LOL….

    If the Habs are to win everyone has to take it up a notch. The D-Men have to keep the net clear for Price. Keep the shots on net from outside the circles. The Habs have to pound Alfie & Spezza. Take the life out of them. Don’t let them breathe.

    But the Question is;

    Do we want to come out with full force to beat Ottawa and the other 2 games, gain confidence going into the big dance and to make top spot risking more injuries. If that happens then they are finished.

    OR

    Do the Habs just play a La Di Da hockey to prevent futher injuries going into the playoffs. If this is the case we could loose the last 3 games and slip down into the standings and have everyone, the media, bashers etc say that the Habs have not got the dept to play Win with a couple of key players missing.

    So we are Damned if we do & Damned if we don’t.

  8. #8 Donnie says:
    April 1, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Damn injuries at this point of the year is awful. But no time to put your heads down…gotta play hard like winners. Not like it can’t be done…look at the other teams this season and late injuries and what they’ve achieved…..Savard and Kobisew go down, and Boston are playing their best hockey of the year….the Leafs did fine and made a little push without Sundin (didn’t work though, haha)…..same with the Oilers……look at the Avs and the Canes…Avs had all their big guns out at once and still won, and still have a spot as of now….and Carolina really turned it on when Brind’Amor went down to join Williams and the other half of their team, again, still winning, still in the playoffs. Even the Pens without Crosby to some point, although it doesn’t hurt having Gino there to keep things together.
    Folks, this is a time when young players and players who have had other roles on their persepctive teams have to step up and win games…and as these other teams have shown, you gotta wanna win games and play inspired hockey to keep things afloat when dealing with injuries to big players. They can all do it, be kind of sad if nobody thinks our boys can wouldn’t it ? Come on Ryder and Higgins, time to get off Kovy’s coattail and do some consistent scoring of your own…O’Byrne and Gorges, time to slam bodies and pick up where Komisarek left off. Pull together and give that extra effort here. Don’t bury your heads in the sand like a handful of games this year and give nothing…this is where “iffy” guys for next year earn a signing. Even 3 points in these last 3 games would be satisfactory and give us the #2 spot at least…thats only 500 hockey, and with or without these guys, we got players here who can do that. GO HABS GO !!!

  9. #9 Ice Man says:
    April 1, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    I agree Donnie with everything you posted. Except Ryder.

    It is hard for Ryder to step up when he gets 6 mins a game.

  10. #10 Donnie says:
    April 1, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Very true Ice…maybe he’ll get more now.

  11. #11 Ice Man says:
    April 1, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I hope you are right Donnie.

  12. #12 Habman says:
    April 1, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    I would like to see someone come up for a game or two, maybe the Cote kid, he played Ottawa Nov 29, hes got the best plus/ minus record for two tears with Hamilton, he Quebec’ born, His dad played 700 games with the Nordiques 1980-89, he would be great right now…

  13. #13 Ice Man says:
    April 1, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I don’t care what the Habs do as long as the keep Price in net and Win.

  14. #14 Donnie says:
    April 1, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Gotta hope the Sens win a couple more also…..they drop one more notch to 7th and we could be meeting them first round………..and I’m sure the team and all of us on here would rather the Bruins….or even Philly…just not our nemisis.

  15. #15 Warren says:
    April 3, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    What happens if Washington slips in with Huet on a 7 game win streak???
    Would ya believe it???

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