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  • The Canadiens strong play, 6 wins out of the last 7 games, combined with the Maple Leafs choking so hard on the Big Apple have put them in a favorable spot.

    Three games remain, one crucial home game against a weak team before hitting the road against the Rangers and the last dance of the year in Toronto.

    The stage is set for Saturday to be potentially the biggest NHL game of the entire year, but the Canadiens can’t look that far ahead because the Bruins would love nothing more than spoiling the Canadiens chances.

    If Carbonneau can keep the Canadiens focused on the task at hand, the rest should take care of itself.

    Two more wins and maybe some more choking from the Leafs could make for a fun free skate in the Air Canada Centre on Saturday. More likely it will serve up a Darcy Tucker special, cheap shots and whine.

112 Comments
  1. #1 CANADIENS-DAWG says:
    April 5, 2007 at 9:45 am

    To make a long story short:

    If the Canadiens get victory in regulation, overtime or shootout, or even a loss in overtime or shootout – and the Toronto Maple Leafs lose in regulation time to the NYI’s, the Canadiens are in the playoffs and the Leafs are history. Even if the Maple Laffs beat Montreal on Saturday, the habs go to the playoffs based on wins in the tie-breaking formula.

    Both the Laffs and Isles are chasing the habs. If the Isles lose Thursday and the Habs get one point against the Rangers, the Isles will be history.

  2. #2 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    April 5, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Sorry Post#98 La Verite – The argument;

    “Ok, time for me to clarify a misconception. The extra point in a shootout goes to the winner. There is no such thing as a loser point. The Habs are BENEFITTING from the rule as it stands so let’s not complain.”

    I’ll tell you how the habs are NOT BENEFITTING from the existance of a LOSER POINT. The LOSER gets a point in OT, the LOSER being the team that does not WIN the game. Montreal has not had many over-time loses, meaning they do not get the LOSER POINT.

    Yet as stated in post #93 states the way it affects the HAbs directly “As for 8th place, as our flawed point system dictates our position, we have more wins than the #3 and #7 team in the East. We have 3 more wins than the Laffs, yet 1 point differential. Does not make sense or favor the better winning teams in my opinion.”

    There is most definately a LOSER point. Why should a team recieve a point for just making it to OT? Should it not be every teams goal to WIN or make into overtime to be get the safe LOSER POINT…?

    We need to reward th WINNER and NOT the LOSER. IT should have a system in place where Winner gets 2pts in OT and 1pt for a shootout. This will take out the LOSER point reward system and cut down on shootouts and OT play. It does this by deminishing rewards for shootouts and NOT rewarding losing team!

    The system is what it is but sucks in MY opinion!

  3. #3 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    April 5, 2007 at 9:55 am

    What makes a Loss in OT better than a Loss in Regulation?

  4. #4 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    April 5, 2007 at 9:57 am

    Why does 2 OT loses = a WIN?

    Is this under the same theory that 2 wrongs make a right?

  5. #5 CANADIENS-DAWG says:
    April 5, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Those Shiity Ass Laffs got 5 more points than our Habs because of the OT. loss point shit. So they would not even be in the playoff race right now.

    The same for the NYI’s as well………..

    That is “PURE BULLSHIT” !!!!! A team with more wins may not make the playoffs and a team with less wins will.

    There is something seriously wrong with this F_CKIN picture………..

  6. #6 Joshtm says:
    April 5, 2007 at 10:33 am

    I agree Dawg, anything to win as they say. Enuff of this friggen brown nosing crap!

  7. #7 La Verite says:
    April 5, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Montreal is 6-5 in SO and 2-1 in OT.
    Toronto is 4-7 in SO and 4-4 in OT.

    That means that the Leafs are +3 over the Habs in OT points but the Habs are +2 in SO points so the difference is only 1 point. Unfortunately, the system is as it is. If there were no shootout then the Habs would be below the Leafs. The point for making it to OT has been in place before the shootout so that was why I thought everyone was referring to the SO points.

    The easiest way to overcome it is just to win both games. Tough to do but it takes away the possibility of missing the playoffs.

  8. #8 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    April 5, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    107# LA VERITE -

    In my proposed system the Habs (2pts for a Win OT and 1 In Shootout win) we would have earned 14 pts and the Leafs would have earned 12pts.

    The Big consideration to the current system is that the Habs only earned 6 LOSER points and while the Leafs collected 11 LOSER points. Which is equivalent to +5 points differential not +3 points… or equilvalent to 2 and 1/2 wins they earned only by getting beat in overtime.

  9. #9 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    April 5, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    107 La Verite –

    Your looking at the OT and Shootout as separate from the regulation in your comparison and you can not because, a win in in Regulation, OT, and Shootout are all 2 pts and there is no distingushing them when you look at a teams overall record… But a loss in OT and shootout gives the loser a point which is rewarding a team for losing.

  10. #10 Joshtm says:
    April 5, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Don’t forget the whole purpose of the point system was to help TO, and its served its purpose, you can bet Bettman and the TO media are not gonna touch the excuse for crappy play and overpaid worn out vets that make up the Laffs!

  11. #11 Joshtm says:
    April 5, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Still no call up of either Grabby or Milroy! Honestly. Doesn’t Gainey wanna get outta his chartered helicopter and win? Just another corporate welfare bum Gainey, as long as he’s got his three piece suit benefit, he’s not gonna care for the bonus that a stanley cup would bring! We need Lou Lamorello!

  12. #12 gibhab says:
    April 6, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    man did anybody see tie domi on tsn’s win lose or tie.I belive it was” the canadiens are a team with no buisness here” what a crock! if thats the case than the maple laughs with less wins have no buisness as well,(same for the iles) tie dummy brings as much isight as a pet rock

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