Pre-Game Talk: Habs Vs Pens

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  1. Habssince89

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    Feeling confident about this one. I think we're in for another tight match.

    Where should our lines change as compared to opening night?

    Both Domi and Drouin may need to be moved around (for different reasons.)

    I think we see Plekanec sit again until the home opener, I doubt Scherbak or Alzner draw back in either.
     
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    I'm just going into every game assuming we're going to be crushed. That way when the team shows up like it did last night, I'm pleasantly surprised. And I was definitely surprised at how we kept pace with TO last night.
     
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    Just compete and use your speed.
     
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    They should sit Drouin after yesterday's pathetic showing.
     
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    The Pens usually kill us (Sid especially) so I'm feeling a bit doom and gloom about this one.

    Expecting to see Pleks back in for Peca so he can play #1000 at home. Alzner? Who knows.

    If the TO effort is there though, we'll keep it interesting.
     
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    So let's see how the refs protect another babies, should be a good match and let's see how they keep Alzner scratched again!
     
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    Will be an even bigger test facing crosby and malkin for kk
     
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    Censored Toad BEST GM EVER!!!! #25 ON ITS WAY!

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    I'm not ready to eat some crow yet... but what I saw from Domi last night was pleasing!
    He played well enough for me to look up crow pie recipes on pintrest :sarcasm::sarcasm: still need a larger sample before I start buying the ingredients to make said pie... so far so good thou...
     
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    Habs 4 Life No Excuses

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    Unless someone is injured or sick, no one should be sitting
    Alzner and Pleks just no longer belong

    Drouin, wake the **** UP!!!
     
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    The Great Schlemko "The Food Will Be Better"

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    Plekanec will probably play this game and the next one so he can get his 1000th game on the opener.
     
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    if habs lose saturday
    pls no loser points
     
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    Give it time. I'm sure they'll straighten him out.
     
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    Alzner will replace Benn, Plek will be in too.

    Not gonna be an easy one! (well, no game will be easy for us this year anyway...)
     
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    DramaticGloveSave Voice of Reason

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    After Tavares made him look silly, Peca could definitely sit for Plekanec.
     
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    Let's get this 41 points-on-the-season pace back boys!

    A good opportunity to get back on track with a defeat.
     
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    world class play, by a world class player...

    Doubt the outcome is any different if that was Plekanec.
     
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    I’ve never seen Plekanec look that bad in his entire career and he’s been matching up with the NHLs best for a decade.
     
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    Showcase Scherbak.

    He's got the moves like Jagr. *


    *Part-time flashes only. Has a discerning eye for girlfriend choice, less so for net.
     
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    You don't think that 998 games...Plekanec's never been turned inside out like that before?
     
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    The Great Schlemko "The Food Will Be Better"

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    Uhm that's what superstars do. Didn't Josi make Karlsson look silly on a goal as well? Peca is a bottom 6 forward and Tavares is a franchise center. It happens.
     
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    And left sprawled on the ice for a goal? I haven’t seen it.
     
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    Plekanec matches up better with franchise centers. Period.
     
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    Peca is definitely the better player.
     
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    He doesn't though...at least not anymore

    Franchise centers play 20+ mins a game.

    You're doing them a favor if you're matching up Plekanec against them because that means he's on the ice as much as their franchise centers are.

    Plekanec USED to be a very good center to match up against top lines because he put as much pressure on them to defend, he could still contribute offensively.

    He's a one-dimensional player now...

    Habs actually held Matthews & Tavares in check at even strength last night...

    Matthews scored his first goal on the PP and his 2nd goal was in OT 3 on 3

    Tavares scored his goal at even strength on the ONLY shift of the game where he was matched up vs our 4th line.
     
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    Definitely? Eh. Jury's still out on that one. Faster, for sure. But then again, Bournival was fast too but not much else.

    I'm still waiting to see something worthwhile from Peca.
     
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