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|3 years 43 weeks ago||The way I look at it, and I'm||
The way I look at it, and I'm a fellow canuck btw, is that Canada has about a 1/3 shot at winning. The States also have 1/3 odds, and Russia/Sweeden splits the final piece of the pie.
The States and Canada are essentially the same team, so the only thing that would suprise me is if the game is a blowout. Russia and Sweeden are good, but they don't really know how to win, so the best they can really do is knock one of the two off of their perch. The rest are more or less pushovers.
Just as a note to all those who don't really follow this tournament ( the belief here in Canada is that we are the ony ones who do) : It's probably the best hockey you can watch.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||This isn't the first time||
This isn't the first time this has happened, something very similar occured in a Grey Cup game way back when.
Say what you might about the Canadian game, but it always allows for weird and exciting plays. American football is robotic in comparison ( I still love it though ).
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Not to troll this thread, but||
Not to troll this thread, but I care very much about fellow mgobloggers opinion on the Habs.
Carey Price did have an attitude problem; he even stated so himself. In an interview (I'll paraphrase) he said that before he was in the NHL his goal was to get there as quickly as possible ( and start ). When he achieved this goal, his next was to become an All-Star, and he did so ( in his rookie year ).
At this point in his career he had played ~20 games in '08 season and half of the '09 season. He was widely anticipated to be the third goalie on team Canada in the now passed Olympics. He was one of the best in the world, and only 21.
Unfortunately, he now lacked goals, he lacked direction, and began to party. Over the last half of that year he steadily declined. At the start of this season he was equally disinteresed. This parlayed into Halk becoming the starter, and Price being somewhat of a bitch.
Fortuantly, he had a change of heart half way through this year. In practice, Andrei Markov ( who is as stoic and quiet as anyone) chewed Price out for his attitude, work-ethic, etc. The lightbulb clicked inside the now 23 year old Price. He radically shifted his demeanor; he didn't sulk any longer; he just worked hard and supported the team.
As someone who watches many games, I can honestly say that he was playing very well toward the end of the year. He stopped being so erractic, emotional an undependable. He started to grow up.
I appreciate that this is tl:dr, but I try to defend the team as best I can, and I know that my fellow mgobloggers are intelligent enough to not jump to rash decisions.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||It's a business||
As a very dedicated Habs fan, I'll try to describe it in terms of Michigan football.
Imagine Halak and Price as Forcier and Dilithium. Those who observe as a distance would see that Forcier started and assume that he is better than DRob. However, those who obsess know that DRob has a greater upside, and is arguably as good as Forcier today.
This is what the situation is in Montreal. Halak is barely better than Price, and Price has the raw talent, which has only recently been supported by a strong work ethic. Both are very, very good, future top 10 goalies.
They would love to keep both, but the salary cap, and playing time, dictates that they ship one off for as much return as possible. They have been considering all possibile trades for both goalies and pulled the trigger on the best return.
I'll miss Halak, I'll cheer for him even now, but this was inevitable.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Victory!||
It's the only word that I have spoke in the past 30 minutes, but WOOOOOOOOO!!! Go Habs Go!
|4 years 23 weeks ago||IM(H)O no competition||
Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I'm a Habs fan, and probably||
I'm a Habs fan, and probably the blindest one on here ( I could be mistaken ), but even I admit that they wont last very long past this win. They may press Pittsburgh, but they expended too much energy in this series. Halak was rested for 1.5 games, and then he came back and was Godly. He will probably fizzle out slightly during the Pitt series, but Montreal needs him to steal games to win the series.
Nonetheless, GO HABS GO!
|4 years 25 weeks ago||No Captain||
I may be getting ahead of myself here, but who's going to accept the Cup for the Habs?
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I thought that the only reson||
I thought that the only reson more juniors were expected to come out this year was because there could be a rookie cap for the next draft, so they could make more money this year. Im not credible by any means though.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||It`s just because Denard`s||
It`s just because Denard`s speed is mind-blowing.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I've always thought that it||
I've always thought that it is a good omen to have a man crush on your QB
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Patience||
He'll probably replace RVB when he graduates; patience is in order.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Thanks. I did steal the||
Thanks. I did steal the picture from a hockey forum, but I was a goalie, so it had to be.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I appreciate that Clausen||
I appreciate that Clausen probably isn't as big a tool as he looks/acts/sounds/is percieved to be, but there is something inherently unlikable about him which will never go away. He might not be a bad teammate, but nobody will run through a wall for him. I just don't think that he will be successful in the league, even though he is quite talented. Also, Buffalo would never draft him, they don't want another quarterback from California.