A comeback road win

And huge … because the playoff contenders are winning tonight.


  1. Danno says:



    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  2. christophurrr says:

    they’re wearing their third jerseys tonight

  3. Displaced says:

    That’s my point.  He’s slowly being transformed from a flashy guy for the skills competition to a calm, pass-first defenseman.  Hey, I love the kid.  He’s got moxie and great natural skills.  JM is teaching him to be a Hamrlik type, stable, conservative, judiciously chose when to join the rush or pinch – which great long term – but not great for being in the skills competition at the moment.  Did you notice that the Calder talk died when he started getting benched?


    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  4. Displaced says:

    Depends if the kid goes to sleep.  Otherwise, I’ll be hours behind watching it on the PVR. 

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  5. habsfan1001 says:

    great chris lee

  6. habsfan1001 says:

    great chris lee

  7. zak says:

    Love the way Darche goes to the net.

  8. CHsam says:

    Darche !!! man i like that guy for his effort

  9. JIMVINNY says:

    Gee.  a quick whistle by Lee to end a chance for the Habs.  What a shock.

  10. Displaced says:

    Thanks for the Latin lesson.  I agree, he’s more stable looking for safe outlet passes.  I miss the end to end rushes from earlier this year.  You know, before JM sat him down to re-train him.

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  11. PeterD says:

    MSG hotdog giving him gas…

  12. andrewberkshire says:

    Best goalie in the east? That’s lofty praise for a goalie without a glove hand.

  13. JIMVINNY says:

    Is it my tv, or do the rags jerseys look a lot more navy than the usual royal blue?

  14. zak says:

    OB plus 13. JM Lilies plus 13

  15. CHsam says:

    Wiz, all your tutors are found at Chez Pare. 

  16. SeriousFan09 says:

    With the schedule, good move to make sure Carey doesn’t get overworked with B2B starts, especially involving travel. Besides, playing Auld is a good way to keep the team on their toes.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  17. solomio says:

    Good grief !!

    Tighter than a Sumo wrestler’s jock strap

  18. Wayne says:


    Prepare for a couple of SHG’s

  19. Wayne says:

    If you’re into knobby knees and borderline rickets.

  20. VancouverHab says:

    Dude: he’s no longer consting us, you know, games by turning the puck over and otherwise making hot-dog plays at the wromg time (and the wrong time being anytime we’re not up by four goals with more than three minutes left on the clock.

    And he still looks strong.

    ps: Latin plural of factotum is factota.

  21. Chuck says:

    The Green Men with the waffles hounding the Leaf in the penalty box is the best part!

    Centre Hice: Bruins to unveil new look vs. Habs

  22. Malreg says:

    It’s less of a rookie skills contest then it is a rookie all-star team, that will only compete in the skills competition.

  23. Malreg says:

    Roszival’s salary for next year is about $1 million less than his cap hit, so they will be able to save money while still getting the cap floor.  That had pretty big impact on the deal.

    The kind of trade we might see with Gomez in a few years to a team that can barely afford the salary cap floor.

  24. HabFab says:

    Are you planning on posting during the game tonight??

  25. RGM says:

    It’s somewhat amusing that the ESPN midseason report makes absolutely no mention of the primary reason that the Habs are in as good a spot as they are.

    Go Habs Go!

  26. SeriousFan09 says:

    So no PK Subban for the Skills Competition, I mean hey, why would you want to invite a smooth-skating, offensively dynamic rookie to the ASG, I mean what are they trying to do there, show off? Nah, too disrespectful…


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  27. HabsFanNorway says:

    Go Habs. Let’s stop norwegian Zuccarello from having a hat-trick in game winners. He has 2 in a row now!

  28. psyko514 says:

    Surely he was referring to Ryan O’Byrne!  Or maybe Maxim Lapierre?  😉

  29. HFX-HabFan says:

    I took a bit of a hiatus from this over the month of December what
    with travel, being a new dad, and the bustle of the holidays.  That
    said, the “debut roster” series continues tonight, looking at the
    Rangers.  Again, this roster is comprised exclusively of current NHLers
    who made their league debut in a Rangers’ uniform.  Check it out:








    Del Zotto-Gilroy





    cost: $44.94million, or $14.46million under the salary cap.  The
    Rangers have certainly produced their share of centres over the years.

  30. punkster says:

    Whoa there little guy, haven’t seen him display his skills in weeks? Did the cable company cut your service recently? PK has been playing quite well in the past few games, exhibiting more solid defence, getting that ridiculaous windup on his shot under control, using his head before taking those long, flashy, one man attacks into the O zone.


  31. CHsam says:


  32. Displaced says:

    Johnny Milquetoast benched Subban and watered down his playing style.  We haven’t seen the dynamic young D-man display his skills in weeks. 


    We may have to give Bettman’s incompetent factotums (factoti?) a pass for failing to select PK from his early season press clippings.


    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?

  33. 24 Cups says:

    Something is wrong with this picture.  Wolski isn’t exactly a hot-shot, in fact he’s kind of the West’s version of AK46.

    Having said that, why would Phoenix do this deal knowing that Sather is over a barrel with Rozsival’s contract?  Not to mention that Phoenix already has three veteran Dmen.  And they traded their first round pick (Mueller) to get Wolski just last year.  Why give up the 8 years in age?  There has to be another piece to the puzzle here.

    Something tells me that Ed Jovanovski isn’t coming back to the Coyotes once his contract is up this year. 

  34. Timo says:

    The Habs chick got killer legs.

  35. thebigguy says:

    To assume that the only reasonable assumption regarding PK’s omission is a message from the league to tone it down just doesn’t even pass the most basic of logic tests. The rookies defencemen, for various reasons, all deserved to be there ahead of him. They’ve made far fewer mistakes to cost their teams the game.


    It’s part of growing up. You screw up, you get punished, you get angry at your parents andn years later you realize they were right all along.

  36. keepthefaith says:

    I agree that PK should be in the Rookie Skills competition. Its obvious he has superior skills to other rooks. Just saw a funny video of when Cory Clouston told Karlson that he was going to the All Star game, and he says. “how”. Haha. He is not the only one.

    Even though Auld has a good record against NY, i am always nervous of this guy. Ever since he was the goaltender for the Canucks i was nervous. Always due for one softie a game. Hopefully that will be the only one he lets in.

  37. Propwash says:

    That’s just an absolutely hilarious video.



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  38. sidhu says:

    Vrbata is apparently on the block in PHX, too. With Rozcival, it looks like Lepisto will be the odd man out on their blueline.

  39. sidhu says:

    That’s what I’m talking about, the skills competition — my understanding is that PK was not selected for the rookie skills competition (I’m not talking about the all-star game itself).  Boone himself says, “No P.K. at Rookie Skills contest?”

    I agree with you otherwise that PK will get his shot, in time, at the all-star game.

  40. 24 Cups says:

    Wolski will be getting tons of ice tonight and probably will play on a big line and the PP.  He’ll be lights out for a month or so before falling back down to earth. 

    Biron played last game so I expect we will get King Henrik tonight.  Puts Auld in a tight spot having to play on the road against the best goalie in the East

    Keep an eye on Avery.  He’ll be going after Subban to try and rattle the kid.

    My gut tells me we need a reverse Mike Boone jinx.

  41. thebigguy says:

    Put down the tinfoil.

    3 rookie defencemen made the team. Shattenkirk and Fowler were no brainers, both are having far superior seasons to PK. Theo nly questionable one is the goaless Ekman-Larson, who’s Phoenix’s only representative (and thus his reason for being there).


    It’d be fun to watch PK in the skills competitition but relax, he’ll have plenty of chances to play in them in the future.

  42. sidhu says:

    PK’s omission has to be a message from the NHL brass that they don’t care for his personality.  Ironic, though, that they love Ovechkin, but not PK. 

    I assume that in a couple years, it would be “okay” for PK to be who he is now?

  43. 24 Cups says:


    A bit of humour before the big game.

    Best Eminen/Rihanna/Maple Leaf parody in a long time.

    If you’re not happy with some of the All-Star/All/Rookie team selections, look no further than the NHL’s policy of having a player from each team regardless of ability or season long performance.

    They cheated this year and used the rookie format to help fill out the 30 team requirement.  That’s why you have such stupid selections from Phoenix, the Islanders and Florida.  Once Price was selected, it killed Subban’s chances.  They were the only two Habs in the running.

  44. DearyLeary says:

    Oh, I know this one, the 2003 draft pick missing from the article is Jaroslav Halak!

  45. Harani says:

    Erik Karlsson ahead of Drew Dougthy makes no sense either.

    “It must be love!”

  46. Danno says:

    Tighter than a clam with lockjaw


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  47. joewindsor habfan says:

    it’ll be an interesting game to watch this evening. rangers young guns up against the habs young guns. lots of mistakes and bravado on display. hopefully, the Canadiens vets can keep their rookies in check. it will be fun to watch

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