Pre-Game Talk: Game 2: Habs vs. Pens, Monday @ 8PM

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  1. Adam Michaels Registered User

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    Godin says not to expect any changes in the line-up for tomorrow.
     
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    on defense - but we might see one of the kids (Poehling/Evans/Belzile/Hudon) in for Weise
     
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    For me, it would be Ouellet out for either Fleury or Juulsen. Weal and Weise out for Evans & Poehling. I would live and die with the kids in the line-up.
     
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    Is Weise potentially coming out based on any reports/what Julien said? Or (like me) what you hope might happen?
     
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    Weal, at this stage of his career, is a bit more solid with the puck than Poehling. I now he had that bad pass, but how many times have we seen Poehling turn over the puck when he has it on his stick and has no awareness of his surroundings, or when he mishandles a pass, which lead to goals or grade A scoring chances?

    I'd like to see Evans in for Weise. This would allow Domi to jump up the lineup and still have another option at 4c to continue rolling 4 lines.
     
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    Just hope and noticing Godin was referencing no changes on D
     
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    Agreed but we will probably see Julien go with a dependable no risk Folin over the kids
     
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    I am assuming that Clod is going with the same lineup... Because hey, they were so good no need to try and tweak/improve anything.

    By playing Weise, Ouellet, Weal, Kulak and Drouin Habs automatically give other teams a 5 player advantage.
     
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    I would say that Folin carries a risk of effing up and costing at least a goal cause he is just another AHLer who wouldn't be anywhere near the big club on a decent NHL team.
     
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    Pens won't be long for the playoffs if they don't get their powerplay going.

    Habs made them pay the price around the net, taking a page out of what the Islanders were able to do to them in last year's playoffs. With Weber and Chiarot playing big minutes would expect more of the same.
     
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    I don't see how Julien can justify keeping Weise in the lineup. WHAT does he do?
     
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    Weal was useless yesterday. He did nothing but either give the puck away or was so slow to execute that he was shut down easily. He had a good moment here or there, but it wasn't enough for me to look at him and say he belongs in there.

    It's not a guarantee that Evans and Poehling would do better than Weal or Weise, which is why I say I'd give those slots to the kids and live and die with them. But I do think they will bring a lot more energy for Domi. Poehling may not have had a good first year in the pros, but he is a better player than both Weal and Weise.
     
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    I'm really starting to worry Habs can win. This is exactly the type of series they somehow win, underdog role against huge favorites. They play with a lot of energy backed by a good goalie. Usually they are already worn down from a long season, this format will only help them.
     
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    Not a Folin fan but he's played 244 career NHL games vs 56 career AHL games.
     
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    Evans for Weise 100%
    Ouellet for Fleury
    Maybe Weal for Poehling

    Regardless that 4th line needs to be re-done. They were awful last night. Weal gave them their breakaway chance too
     
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    Kulak was really good yesterday

    He should be on a bottom pairing but still
     
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    Last nights game was pretty entertaining I must say. Suzuki looked very good in this game. How many takeaways did he get in this game? Seemed like he had a lot. The Habs have a very good one in this young feller.

    KK also looked faster and stronger to me which was also great to see. This Habs team might lack high end talent right now but they still work their asses off. I didn't expect the Habs to get swept so we'll see how the rest of the series goes but I expect to see better from the Pens going forward.
     
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    If we win this one, I cant see us lose the series
     
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    Suzuki had 3 takeaways, 0 giveaways 2 hits & 2 blocked shots.
    Kotkaniemi had 1 takeaway, 1 giveaway, 3 hits & 0 blocked shots.

    Both looked good. Suzuki had himself a hell of a game. Kotkaniemi didn't stand out as much as Suzuki, but he played real well. And you see the improvement in his skating and strength already.
     
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    Crucial game, series pivots on this one.
     
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    Seemed like way more than 3 takeaways but yeah Suzuki really stood out to me in this game. He as a very bright NHL future ahead of him I think. I think KK will get there also so 2 very good building blocks there to go along with the prospects not currently playing in the NHL and what this draft brings so the future is finally looking much brighter which is great to see.
     
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    Habs win series and the Pens win the 1st OV and get to draft their next superstar player out of the Q because that's just how things work for that franchise. :nod:
     
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    That was a hilarious moment. Poor Mete.
     
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