Gameday! Habs vs Thrashers


Tuesday March 29, 2011

Montreal Canadiens vs. Atlanta Thrashers


Weeeeeeeeeeeee!  Down the slide we go!  Isn’t it fun?

My son isn't worried about the Habs slide. He's not worried about anything.

How quickly we Habs fans have gone from calm relaxation with a firm grip on a decent playoff position, to all out panic and everyone wanting Gomez, Cammalleri and Martin to be sent packing.

Is it necessary for MVP Carey Price to come out with his now infamous quote again?  “Just chill out.”

Everything is going to be alright, everyone.  True, they haven’t scored in 3 games for the first time since 1945.  True, the defense has looked terrible in those games.  True, Carey Price has been unable to steal those games.  True, it seems that teams have found a way to crack Martin’s system.  But please, just relax.  These players have shown time and time again that adversity only makes them stronger, so guess what?  Here in the midst of the biggest adversity of the season, the Habs are about to Hulk-out!

In the words of the immortal Bob Marley, “Every little thing, is going to be alright.”

 

Who’s out?

Montreal

  • Andrei Markov (Torn ACL-out indefinitely)
  • Josh Jorges (out indefinitely)
  • Max Pacioretty (Broken Neck)
  • Jaroslav Spacek
  • Alex Picard (Foot)

Atlanta

  • Jim Slater
  • Freddy Meyer
  • Patrice Cormier

 

Keys to the Game

Speed beats fear.  Why have the Habs looked so slow?  Because teams have been trapping them in the neutral zone and the forwards seem too scared to take a hit to the outside.  Use all that speed you have to beat them to the outside and get the oppositions defences to turn around and face their own net for a change.  If this happens twice, they are going to back off and free up some space in the neutral zone.

This isn’t rocket science, is it?

My Prediction

Montreal 5 – Atlanta 3

 

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About Marcus T

Father, Husband, Blogger, A/V Guy and Huge Habs fan.
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