A point

And a miracle they got one.

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  1. Just A Guy says:

    All this talk about Subban and the celebration, his on ice demeanor, the eggshells he stomps on to the annoyance of the old school attitudes polishing the brass on the titanic is all a “yeah but” reaction to someone who is just that good. I can’t really say any more then that since that Sean Gordan article says it best. Once he starts learning how to influence the pace of the game, hes going to be something special.

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  2. TomNickle says:

    Good luck finding somebody to bad mouth a 50 goal scorer and a guy who carries himself with little to no passion outside of the way in which he plays the game.  Your argument here is falling on deaf ears.  PK Subban has been targeted, he’s been targeted by Don Cherry, by the Philadelphia Flyers and by players around the league who realize that hindering his development would be a tremendous positive for THEIR franchises.

    So stop with this, he’s the victim of his own creation crap.   

  3. Shiloh says:

    Love PK – and the goal was incredible, but all the posters and Boone can’t force me to like excessive celebrations that don’t first include acknowledging your teammates. Pk should have gone over to Gomer first – then he could shoot geese with his bow and arrow or pull calla lilies out of his ass – or whatever.

    It’s not that big a deal to anybody except, of course, the opposition, who will be loaded for bear the next time we face them. You can bet that, when (not if) Calgary beats us the next time, we may see a few bowstrings and quivvers. It was the same with Price’s pose – totally unnecessary, but he earned the right to do it, I guess. And the team he did it against earned the right to jam it down our throats the next time – which they promptly did.

  4. awesomerino says:

    “i think most main stream media i have heard have supported pk”

     

    Well, it is the white thing to do.

  5. TomNickle says:

    You can call it gamesmanship.  But if I were a captain who’d been a healthy scratch several times over and my team was scratching and clawing just to get climb the ladder, and the team I was playing had won all three meetings on the season, I don’t think my team would need outside motivation, and if they did, I’d be very worried.

     

  6. TommyB says:

    Doughty, and the list goes on and on.  Only one player has been singled out.

  7. Sakus Evil Twin says:

    All this hullabaloo about an exuberant and exciting player who FINALLY brings some spice and energy to the NHL just blows my mind.

    …and the so-called wise ol’ veterans who call for respect and dignity are so narcissistic to think that these shows of excitment and celebration are actually about them.

    Fer chrissakes – let PK be in the moment and perform. Let him do special things and whip the crowd into a frenzy.

    I recall a punch drunk Craig Rivet throwing himself into the Habs bench when he scored against Ottawa to secore the Habs berth into the 2002 playoffs… I don’t recall him apologizing to the Ottawa players for his distinct lack of discretion and reserve.

    I know it’s been said about 300 times in the last 5 minutes, but PK is going to switch on more TV sets and put more bums in seats than all the Richards/Rivets and other deadheads combined. They WISH they could be PK.

    Stick with it, big yin.

     

     

     

    No answers, just opinions. Bite me. Och.

  8. zak says:

    To all the P.K. winers and complainers out there . There’s not one team out there that wouldn’t love to have P.K. on their team and to all the habs fans that wine about his celebration suck it up and be happy his on our team and not on another team

  9. TommyB says:

    C’mon, Tom…simple gamesmanship, that’s all.  It’s not like Rivet sought out the reporter and said “I got something to say about that Subban kid”.  He was asked a question and he gave an opinion.

  10. Hali_Hab says:

    HEAR HEAR!!!

     

    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“
    Guy Lafleur.

  11. TomNickle says:

    Doughty didn’t get it after behaving on and off the ice in a way that is close to identical to the way Subban has handled himself.

  12. habs001 says:

    racism does exist but if pk was white i still believe he would get the same stupid comments he is getting now..non bland players usually do not get away with it in the nhl…avery is an idiot and he gets the negative coverage…i think most main stream media i have heard have supported pk

  13. Mats Naslund says:

    Thank you!

     

    How come we never heard people crying about Taylor Hall.

    How bout Matt Duchene

     

     

  14. sidhu says:

    Rivet is jealous, pure and simple — his career is on the decline, whereas PK is a rising star. 

     

  15. TomNickle says:

    He doesn’t need to target PK Subban to get his teammates motivated Tommy.  And if your suspicion is true, it speaks more to his maturity than it does Subban’s, or consequently, the lack of maturity.

  16. habs001 says:

    also iginla hs mostly been praised and has received real positive feed back in his career..

  17. Ayan_SB says:

    Carey Price and PK Subban goofing around during a photoshoot.

    http://www.herby.tv/2011/01/le-shooting-photo-de-p-k-subban-et-carry-price/

  18. awesomerino says:

    Yes, they did a piece on them – on Martin Luther King Day.  But that’s not my point.  The issue here isn’t that black players are somehow uniformly persecuted in virtue of their race.  It’s that the level of tolerance for anyone who “doesn’t know his place” (Christ, it even READS racist) seems to be much, much shorter for black players.  It just so happens that players Kane and Byfuglien are as bland in their comportment as the other 99% of NHL players.

  19. TommyB says:

    I do not miss Rivet, in terms of what the Habs got in return, but I will not crap all over him for his opinion, even though I share none of it.  I liked Rivet when he wore the tri-color.  I liked that he would stand up for his mates, and there were few on that roster who would.  Rivet is near the end of his career now, fading away in Buffalo.  Rivet was a standup guy when he wore the Habs sweater, and that’s how I will continue to view him.  His comments regarding PK are likely more designed to light some fire under the Sabres asses, instead of intending to slam Subban.

  20. CBrady12 says:

    It’s sad but true…It was the same thing when Europeans started coming into the NHL…Also I agree that the Montreal sports media should defend PK BUT they are the ones that keep asking other NHL players their opinion on PK…you know what I mean? For once I would like a “journalist” from this city to question other players when they talk smack about PK….for example:

     

    Reporter “What do you think about PK celebrating Craig?”

    Rivet “I don’t like it. Hes acting too unprofessional..blah blah blah”

    Now instead of taking just that and trying to make a “story” out of it, why dont you come back and say

    Reporter “well did you see Chara yesterday? That’s just as unprofessional. Or Selannee shooting his glove out of the air? etc”

    Rivet “uhhhhhhhh….uhhhhhhhh…lemme get back to you in the press box later”

    Oh well, all that PK needs to know is that the fans here love him and his teammates like him…fuck Rivet and the rest of the league

  21. Rugger says:

    I think racism is only part of it, big part of it, but not all.  There is also an anti Canadiens part to it that shows itself in Pleks not even being in the discussions about the Selke, Price not being on the All-star ballet etc.

  22. Ayan_SB says:

    Dude, you look like Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

    Which is cool btw.

  23. Keith says:

    And cheers to you Mr. Boone for sticking up for PK against all the Chesterfield Cherry knuckledraggers.

  24. TomNickle says:

    Atlanta has actually come under fire for allegedly bringing in as many players of African descent as possible in an effort to attract their locals to hockey and the team specifically.  

    I reckon that a lot of the old boys are none too happy bout the way that young boy in red, blue and white displays his enthusiasm.

     

  25. TomNickle says:

    Yeah well this fan’s opinion is that it all looks really good on Stan Bowman who didn’t give any credit to Dale Tallon and Rick Dudley.  Bowman junior was completely classless in victory in his failure to acknowledge the men who built that team from the ground up.  His father had the class to do it however.  

    Trading Ladd and Byfuglien, big mistakes.  The Versteeg package was good but Milbury couldn’t have turned it down.  Turns out young Bowman has quite a lot to learn before singing his own praises again.

    His self loving speech about how hard he had worked to build that team after the cup win was nauseating.

  26. TommyB says:

    Right, again.

  27. Keith says:

    “Craig Rivet is a pylon whose role on the Canadiens was to function as Saku Koivu’s personal valet and bodyguard.” I LMFAO at that one Mr. Boone ;-) The more I hear people complain about PK and how he conducts himself on the ice, the more I say, KEEP ON DOING WHAT YER DOING PK! To HELL with everybody else. The game needs an infusion of character and PK fits the bill big time.

  28. habs001 says:

    kane has received coverage in canada and byfuglien received a lot of coverage last year in the playoffs and this year i have seen several stories on him and the solid year he is having….tsn just did a piece on the 4 players of atlanta today..

  29. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I could care less what Rivet thinks – let’s crush the Sabres tonight boys!

  30. TommyB says:

    First of all, they’re in Atlanta.  You think anyone gives a crap?  PK is front and centre in one of the highest profile NHL cities.  Considerably more noticeable, league-wide, as far as attention from hockey fans and sports media.  He’s more noticeable.

  31. habs001 says:

    ak46 and pouliot are playing better now but if they pull the same thing they did last year in the playoffs this year than it will be hard to keep both for next year..

  32. awesomerino says:

    How much coverage do the Thrashers get in the mainstream hockey media?  How flamboyant are any of those four players?  How far do you think anyone would get making such thinly-veiled comments in ATLANTA, whose population enjoys one of the highest percentages of African-Americans among US cities?

  33. Hali_Hab says:

     GREAT article by Sean Gordon, He hit the nail right on the head and i love it.  “As much as you may think this league and this game belong to you and your acolytes, it doesn’t. Not any more.” Thanks for that link Mr Boonebastic.

    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“
    Guy Lafleur.

  34. TommyB says:

    Nobody wants to say it.  But you nailed it.  Let all the denying begin, but there has never been such a big deal made over any of the other young stars and their hot-dogging. 

  35. TomNickle says:

    Craig Rivet taking shots at PK Subban eh.  Well, Lindy Ruff was once the captain of the Buffalo Sabres.  I imagine he has a pretty good idea of what the organization wants out of its captain and what it needs from that player.  Since Rivet’s been a healthy scratch on several occasions this season as the captain, it’s safe to say that Rivet isn’t nearly as wise as he lets on.

  36. habs001 says:

    atlanta has four black players …are they being targeted?

  37. Habnofear says:

    The reaction from Subban’s team mates is whats concerning to me…F.F.S.’s let the kid celebrate and do it with him!!!Besides he just save face for the team!

  38. habs001 says:

    with the team playing last night and several players having flu issues we may need price big time today…the wiz looked tired yest and may be in worse shape today…next month we have 3 back to backs in a row…but the sched is tough for all teams as calgary was playing its 3rd game in four nights on the road yest…

  39. awesomerino says:

    Good on you, Boone.  At this point, I think there’s an onus on the Montreal sports media to defend PK to same degree that he’s maligned elsewhere, because it’s truly ridiculous.  People can try to sugarcoat it as some kind of league-wide aversion to personality, or ‘hot dogging,’ but doing so only helps to perpetuate the real problem: the undercurrent of racism that lurks just beneath the surface of the NHL.  It’s disgusting.

  40. CBrady12 says:

    I hate to say it but I agree

  41. JD_ says:

    Isn’t hockey fun?

    All this rhubarbin’ over our buddin’ superstar; I wouldn’t want it any other way.

    You know, people can tell you how to act – and sometimes you do have to make a physical adjustment, hopefully for all the right reasons and to improve your overall game – but they absolutely cannot tell you how to feel. That’s all yours. What I’m seein’ is a kid who’s already figured that out.

    Were PK playin’ for the Broonz or Philly, I would absolutely hate his effin’ guts from here to Hamburg. I can think of no greater personal honour I can bestow upon an NHLer.

    Except, of course, for Pronger. He’s a ball bag ‘n’ a git.

    Game on, baby!

    SubBANG!

    (Caught The King’s Speech today. As always, Geoffrey Rush is excellent. But, Colin Firth? Holy battin’ ‘em out of the park, Batman. Absolutely brilliant.)

  42. king ddd says:

    Oh wait I forgot, PK is black that is why. Silly me.

    lol

  43. king ddd says:

    wow, i really feel bad for subban. ever since this morning on sports du lit till now all i ve been hearing is about how PK should calm down. i dont get it the kid scores a goal and got the right to celebrate. is not like as if he  did the ovechkin monkey dance( you know the stupid celebration where he pretended his hockey stick was on fire- now  its not that i am against it and all , but it was just dumb lol. i took me a while to figure out what he was doing). any ways as price would say . people should just chill!

  44. spos080808 says:

    So let me get this straight, there is a big uproar about PKs OT celebration that was basically Ray Bourqe-esque.

    Yet nobody in the media even questioned what Chara did yesterday afternoon.

    I live in Boston so let me tell you all.

    It was 6-0, yes 6-0 in the 3rd period. Chara had 2 goals. Well he scored his hat trick goal from the point. What did he do in a now 7-0 game? He skated to center ice, fist pumped, pointed to the fans, and made a gesture for them to take off their hats and throw them on the ice. In a 7-0 game.

    So how come PK gets killed for his celebration in an OT win but in a blowout nobody cares about Chara “showing” up the Canes with his.

    Oh wait I forgot, PK is black that is why. Silly me.

  45. SeriousFan09 says:

    No, just a really good speller.

     

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

  46. Rugger says:

    “OMG, PK must be a Black Panther!”  This BS has been following black atheletes since the Mexico City Olympics.

  47. Da Hema says:

    It isn’t racism, its anti-Habism. Subban is hated because he is a star in the making who plays for the Montreal Canadiens. If he played for the Leafs (amusing since Burke would probably draft John Kordic instead of PK), Subban would be the toast of Southern Ontario with his face plastered over cereal boxes.

    Can you play the race card somewhere else please?

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  48. zak says:

    What a load of pure crap you’re spewing

  49. Captain aHab says:

    But Selanne isn’t black. Can you imagine if PK pulled the machine gun act? We would never hear the end of that…

    The reality is that other teams are kicking themselves for not having drafted him. Nice for others to have that feeling from time to time.

  50. Rugger says:

    3 unsigned D-men, Rivet, Sourey and Markov.  It was so clear that Markov had to be the one signed that even Sourey said Gainey should sign Markov.  How Gainey got so much for Rivet I will never understand.

  51. Habhopeful says:

    http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/12/blackhawks-will-send-ex-gm-dale-tallon-a-stanley-cup-ring/

    pretty sure a ring is enough credit, Is it not? Considering he was also involved In the versteeg, buff contract mess…

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!”

    ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  52. Da Hema says:

    Going to Buffalo (or Edmonton for that matter) is punishment enough.

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  53. ZepFan2 says:

    “Why does it threaten you so much when someone disagrees?”

    Just because I point out your arrogance, does not imply I’m threatened. Nice try though.

    I’ve already told you. It’s not an insult if it’s true.

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    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  54. Led says:

    Something that surprised me about PK is his ability to make big defensive plays. Also, his ability to hold off checks and make space for himself is highly entertaining. I can’t wait for his first end-to-end rush that results in him scoring.

  55. bwoar says:

    Rivet + Dykhuis.

    ‘Nuff said.

  56. Exit716 says:

    He crapped all over the Habs in one of his first interviews in San Jose. I thought it was hilarious when he got dumped by the Sharks after building his dream house and then had to play in Buffalo.

     

  57. Da Hema says:

    While I disagree Rivet was a pylon, I was pleased Gainey traded him away not only because of the bounty the Habs received from the trade but also because Rivet was a mediocrity who thought he was good enough just by lacing up his skates. Rivet was one of the main sources of the “spirit of mediocrity” that prevailed during his tenure with the Habs.

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  58. Just A Guy says:

    My only question is did you click and paste Hjalmarsson like I just did? “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  59. Just A Guy says:

    Good point, and I don’t think there’s any trouble in the organization, given the parity in the western conference, it’s no suprise that teams like SJ and Chicago have found themselves out of plyaof spots during the season. The question was more of is there a general animosity among GMs.

    but SF was also good in pointing out letting the Sharks have the contract they bid on and kept Buff on the defense, though I’m not sure if that was the thinking “inside the box”.

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  60. billylove says:

    Busy day for Wilson. Picked up Eager as well.

  61. MikeL says:

    Not sure which I like more; PK or a fired up Mike Boone.

    Teemu Selanne is a pretty well respected veteran in the league, right?

    Well, he was young once too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptnM8KZwleg&feature=related

  62. Aybara says:

    I get the feeling that it might be racism as well.

    Obviously nothing blatant, but instead latent racism in people like Cherry etc. They are simply jealous of the skill and attention that Subban is getting and somewhere unconsciously (hopefully not consciously) feel like he doesn’t deserve it because he’s black.

    All I can say is I hope PK keeps rubbing their ignorant noses in it.

  63. Shiloh says:

    But you’ve given it enough thought to post and insult repeatedly – unless you’re ‘nobody’. Why does it threaten you so much when someone disagrees? I think PK took a glorious highlight moment from his career and cheapened it – but that’s just an opinion. It was a tremendous goal. 

  64. SeriousFan09 says:

    Blackhawks should have let him take Hjalmarsson and kept Big Buff, imagine what their season would be like right now if they’d let him go back to D with a Top-4 of Campbell, Seabrook, Keith and Byfuglien.

     

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

  65. TomNickle says:

    And they hadn’t considered for one second that Price may have done it in response to Malkin’s one man ping pong game he tried to play late in the game.  Which many players would tell you is far more arrogant than a simple pose after a win.

  66. Aybara says:

    Not to mention that doing it in the wrong order is even more insulting to the opposition… That’s like saying, yea i’ve had a minute to get over the excitement but im still gonna jam it down your throat.

  67. SeriousFan09 says:

    It’s human emotion and it’s part of who PK is. He’s an exciting, up-tempo player who loves every single second he has on the ice. He scored the biggest goal of his season, easily and saved a game that nearly went down the tubes. In those moments, it was a pure rush of adrenaline and joy as he did what he’d been waiting to do all season, step up in a clutch moment and win a game for the team.

    Teams going for ‘revenge’ can also see it backfire, the Canadiens still hold a 2-1 series advantage over the Penguins this season  as the Penguins were also seeking ‘revenge’ over the playoff upset and until last week it didn’t work for them. Frankly, the Penguins just showed how petty they are when they made a fuss about Price making the move on the SO win and saying that was their motivation to win. He stoned them flat to win the game and they couldn’t deal it with like adults, how about just wanting to win the game for sake of proving you can actually beat Montreal one out of every five times?

     

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

  68. Ayan_SB says:

    Dayman, fighter of the Nightman, champion of the sun….

  69. TomNickle says:

    He has way too much talent in his organization both young and old for teams to ignore him when looking at adding players.  If there’s a fire sale in San Jose, 29 teams will be on the phone with Wilson looking for something.  Clowe, Setoguchi, Thornton, Vlasic, Demers, Couture, Pavelski, Niemi.

     

  70. ZepFan2 says:

    Once again, I’m quite sure no one gives it much thought if you like or dislike PK hot-dogging.

    “but all the posters and Boone can’t force me”

    There’s your arrogance. Nobody is forcing anybody.

    “And, you clearly care enough to insult me”

    It isn’t an insult when it’s true!

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    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  71. Just A Guy says:

    Finally, Pierre MacGuire just mentioned something news worthy that doesnt include Subban, I was talking with a co-worker today about how pissed off managers might be at Doug Wilson. First he makes the Hawks overpay for Jahlmrson (no I didnt spell that right), now he poaches Wellwood off the Blues. Anyone think there will be some backlash, say nobody willing to trade with him?

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  72. Danno says:

    I certainly respect your right to feel that way, but consider this. Even in the straight-laced world of GOLF they have celebrations and fist pumps etc. I’d be a lot more worried if PK just simply skated off the ice all stone-faced and silent.

     

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

  73. TomNickle says:

    Wow.  And who in God’s name are you to say what Subban should have done?  Like skating over to Gomez.  Your personal taste for goal celebrations doesn’t make Subban’s right or wrong.  It’s just your personal taste.  I personally didn’t raise my stick when I scored when playing hockey, but I didn’t have a problem with guys who did.  I think you might just be wound up a bit too tight.

  74. SlovakHab says:

    This criticism of Subban’s celebration is pure idiocy. Sport should be fun and players can celebrate goals the way they like. Look at soccer players. They jump and do all sorts of crazy things and nobody cares. 

    And all sorts of stuff that Subban has been criticised for… I suspect it could be some sort of racism. 

    I never heard so much BS going on about one young player that plays with passion and makes the game exciting for fans. It’s not like he’s doing some sort of Sean Avery crap.

  75. zozotheclown says:

    Umm… on a side note, Tim Thomas has 31 saves on 32 shots at the midway point of the game against the canes. Thats almost as odd as the injuries… almost…

  76. JasonM says:

    Why is Webber on the 4 on 4. :(

  77. Rudy says:

    No matter what happens, I am so proud of these guys

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  78. RGM says:

    Habs are bein….how the hell was there no penalty in all of that mugging????

    Go Habs Go!

  79. HardHabits says:

    DD and Gio. Luvz it!!!

  80. Mark C says:

    Are the refs even watching any more?

  81. Habhopeful says:

    im not part of the ref conspiracy shit but this is ridik!

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  82. JasonM says:

    These Refs are UNREAL, they are HELPING Buffalo SOOOO much

  83. JIMVINNY says:

    That was unbelievable.  Myers is beating the hell out of Eller, no call.  There were at least 3 penalties there.

  84. HFX-HabFan says:

    I would love nothing more than to pop one in the last minute and send these Buffalo hacks home with no point.

  85. joeybarrie says:

    Pleks is not having a great game…

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  86. Habbu says:

    Dead men skating……..just

  87. JasonM says:

    COMON THAT WAS HOLDING

  88. RGM says:

    Great save by Miller – that may have been our chance.

    Go Habs Go!

  89. HFX-HabFan says:

    Boy, Gerbe is totally a little twit, isn’t he?

  90. JIMVINNY says:

    these officials are a$$-raping us.  Unreal.

  91. sidhu says:

    F Buffalo

    Weber getting a lot of ice time

     

  92. ooder says:

    and of course leopold grabbing moen’s stick is ignored

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  93. HardHabits says:

    Gerbe kicking Gomer’s butt there.

  94. PeterD says:

    kaleta is a pig…we really need someone to pop that guy’s lights out.

  95. sidhu says:

    I love seeing the Habs fans up out of their seats protesting the non-call… We have some awesome fans.

  96. habsfaninboston says:

    Moen’s stick gets held and no call.  Unreal.

  97. Hockey Socks says:

    I hope Pouliot is ready to come back after this.

  98. sidhu says:

    Agreed — I’d be happy if someone rang his bell

  99. Hagar says:

    Did Ted Green actually say that? I know you shouldn’t laugh at something like that, but it’s hard not to.

  100. Buster says:

    Ok when is this going to stop!  Never seen this before…..

     

     

    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  101. Habnofear says:

    I predict a brand new Habs team next game:(

  102. joeybarrie says:

    What the heck did these guys do to deserve this?????

    Are we going to have enough players to play the whole game?

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  103. sidhu says:

    This is unreal, I haven’t seen anything like this in terms of injuries in one period for one team.

    Maybe Auld can play forward?

  104. zozotheclown says:

    DD should fight Gerbe, its the only chance either will ever have to fight someone in the right weight class.

  105. heartandgoal says:

    Grumble grumble…

  106. JFriedman says:

    OK, who cursed the team tonight???

  107. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    That was a scary first period.

    How is Auld’s skating?

  108. king ddd says:

    some one cursed us. voodoo anyone?

     

  109. madcap_habsfan says:

    umm seriously 4 down in 20 minutes what the heck is going on??:(

     

     

     

    -”People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk

  110. HFX-HabFan says:

    Stupid back-to-backs.  This is reminding me of the inaugural barber pole jersey game of two years ago when Lang and Lats went down.

  111. habfab14120 says:

    Can we get Mr. Miyagi to the locker room between periods?

  112. ooder says:

    uhhh… wtf is going on..

    cammy, max-pac, subban (hopefully not serious)

    how is it guys like this get hurt but guys like kaleta dont

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  113. PeterD says:

    Hopefully PK is OK…otherwisw this is truly going to be a costly game…Picard is not our saviour on D… and 2 scoring LW’s will not be replaced from Hamilton

  114. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Hope Subban’s alright.
    This is not good – everyone’s going down very quickly.

    Props to Price – he’s been fantastic.

  115. Mark C says:

    Can Auld change skates and play “up”?

  116. Top Corner says:

    iam sick to my F.  stomach…..

    never seen this in my life,,,,,ohhh man

  117. Buster says:

    Cammy,Patch,PK,and I believe also Halpern have been hurt.  Has anyone seen if Gionta finished the period,Pierre Houde mentionned something about him

     

     

    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  118. petrov14 says:

    Price has a good shot. But I think HE might have to stay in net….

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  119. Graves says:

    Same. This is awful.

  120. SeriousFan09 says:

    This is just ridiculous, we are being mocked by the universe.

     

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

  121. Just A Guy says:

    I hate to be all doom and gloom, but Cammy looks like he dislocated his shoulder, Patches shattered something and PK…. lets just hope it was a stinger then anything else… devastating period. Absolutely devastating.

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  122. Danno says:

    Cammalleri, Pacioretty, Halpern and now PK. The whole platoon is wiped out.

     

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

  123. Just A Guy says:

    He was laughing on the bench, prbably because he gave everyone a heart attack.

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  124. habsfaninboston says:

    Interesting to see who returns for the 2nd period. I think Halpern got a slight concussion from that Kaleta hit along the boards.

  125. JVF says:

    Mathieu Carle, Brandon Nash & J.T. Wyman, welcome to the big club!

  126. Wops says:

    Hockey gods against us tonight

     

  127. makka83 says:

    Boone, Kaleta boarded Halpern… it was dangerous!!! That’s why I think he’s gone… I think that’s it for him too. It looked like his head hit the boards.

  128. Habnofear says:

    I believe Muller liped out broken arm for Max Pax…

  129. PeterD says:

    I would have thought the protective skate guards were mandatory for all our d-men after last years injuries to Gill and Gionta that broke their feet?

    Let’s ope Halpern is just feeling the flu.

  130. punkster says:

    Can’t listen to this. Going for a walk to calm the soul. It’ll be better when I get back, I’m sure.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  131. notbigbird says:

    You’re walking until September?

  132. olematelot says:

    This is devastating, what did the Habs do to piss off the hockey gods

  133. Hagar says:

    Did we break a guiness world record for injuries in one period? We must have.

  134. Mr.Hazard says:

    That was such an inspiring, team-effort, up-tempo period. I was proud of the boys for their energy, despite playing 3rd game in 4 nights and losing 2 forwards early on.

    BUT….. REALLY? SERIOUSLY? Buffalo F. Sabres?

  135. RGM says:

    Let’s just hope that we can make it through this one without any more injuries. A win is almost a secondary thought at this point…almost. Just survive boys!

    Go Habs Go!

  136. billylove says:

    I wish, WISH, we had some muscle.

  137. showey47 says:

    I’m fairly sure there may have been and interference or crosscheck penalty or something that could have been called on myers.

  138. JasonM says:

    The amount of hits from behind are INSANE

  139. PeterD says:

    Eller is one tough kid

  140. Buster says:

    Why is it only in hockey that refs turn a blind eye…you don’t se this in other sports

     

    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  141. Exit716 says:

    See. In the first period, Penis Head Lindy started to cry and whine to the refs and Kimmerly and the other idiot are scared to be bitch slapped by that loser they put away the whistle. Pathetic. Buffalo should just be contracted.

  142. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Strong stat: Price has allowed 3 goals in last 70 shots faced.

  143. HardHabits says:

    That’s dirty.

  144. Mr.Hazard says:

    HOW DOES BUFFALO END UP WITH A PP?

  145. Rudy says:

    This headhunting has got to stop!

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  146. The Teacher says:

    THE REFS HAVE absolutely lost control out there.

     

    This is a huge travesty of the game of hockey….

  147. HFX-HabFan says:

    This is the result of the refs failing to take control of the game earlier.

  148. RGM says:

    Unbelievable. Unbelievable. These cockroaches can rot.

    Go Habs Go!

  149. JIMVINNY says:

    WTF IS GOING ON?!?!?!   A slash and boarding, no call!

     

    AND now Gomez gets called.  UNF*CKING BELIEVABLE!!!!!

  150. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    This is getting brutal.  I’m not a ref conspiracy guy, but this is frustrating.

  151. PeterD says:

    These refs suck

  152. Barts says:

    Gerbe sells that, what a little punk, like the rest of that team.

  153. showey47 says:

    Then another one on the wiz,man this is brutal. Then one gets called on us.

  154. Chorske says:

    That’s inconsistency for ya

  155. HNS says:

    Ruff couldn’t help it. His vagine was hurting.

  156. sidhu says:

    If this was in Montreal, the refs would not make it home

  157. Matt_in_TO says:

    and the Oscar goes too….  What a BS call

     

    - In Price We Trust

  158. JasonM says:

    This is without a doubt a screwjob.

  159. Buster says:

    Conspiracy going on here…..be fair to the end

     

    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  160. Mark C says:

    weak call considering all the crap that has been uncalled, what a joke!

  161. Larry says:

    Absolute horse shit. After all they let go. Pathetic.

  162. Exit716 says:

    Ruff is such a pathetic whiner. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Go screw yourself loser.

     

  163. axxerd says:

    The refs let this game get out of hand

     

    —-
    Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

  164. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Refs are pathetic – fack you Sabres and Lindy Ruff.

  165. kempie says:

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  166. HFX-HabFan says:

    Just get it to OT, get the point, kill off the rest of the Gomez penalty, then turn this bad boy into a track meet.

  167. JVF says:

    STUPID Gomez!!!!

  168. HardHabits says:

    Bad move Gomez.

  169. Buster says:

    If this game was at the Bell Centre, the refs wouldn’t make it out of the indoor parking

     

    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  170. sidhu says:

    What work by Pleks.

    What a character team.

  171. PeterD says:

    I like DD in OT

  172. Matt_in_TO says:

    Someone explain to me again why Pleks isn’t an All-Star?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  173. HFX-HabFan says:

    Pleks vs four Sabres to kill the clock. 

  174. RGM says:

    Pleks the warrior secures a point – I hope after the Habs win this game Gomez gets to finish his conversation with that piece of scum in a zebra outfit.

    Go Habs Go!

  175. ooder says:

    woooow…

    real professionalism going on here by the refs

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  176. Danno says:

    Wow. That was a war. A very hard-earned point.

     

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

  177. Mats Naslund says:

    Buffalo should be ashamed of themselves. They couldn’t beat a team in regulation that was down to 9 forwards half way through the first period. What a bunch of jokers.

  178. Exit716 says:

    Can Martin at least once tell the referees to f-off. Look how well it worked for Mr. “No Goalllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!” He starts to cry and the officials immediately back off. Too bad they exist as a franchise, otherwise Hamilton would have a team by now.

     

  179. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    Not a smart one, but given the circumstances, it’s understandable.

  180. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Great PK by Pleky there.

    1 point. Now let’s get the other we deserve.

  181. Larry says:

    Gutsy gutsy point. Best of the season with what they have dealt with tonight.

  182. punkster says:

    A point. I’ll take it. Call the airport and get the engines warmed up. We’re gonna need to get out of town fast ;)

    ***Subbang!!!***

  183. olematelot says:

    That had to be the most disgusting display of reffing I’ve seen in a long time

  184. RGM says:

    I’m going to Foot Locker tomorrow to beat up an employee.

    Go Habs Go!

  185. HFX-HabFan says:

    Gionta in OT- the birthday boy, our fearless leader, our lion-hearted captain!  Who’s with me?

  186. larisalapointe says:

    I am joining the “F**k the refs” bandwagon.

  187. JVF says:

    Moral victory, no matter the outcome.

  188. JIMVINNY says:

    What a screw job. 

  189. HardHabits says:

    I totally agree. That hit on Wisneiski was the last straw I think and Gomez lost it.

  190. habsfan_61 says:

     

    worst biased reffing ever. i think its time for jm to start showing a bit of emotion towards the refs when the calls or non-calls get ridiculous

  191. Buster says:

    The thing is, Gomez didn’t TOUCH HIM with his stick

     

     

    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  192. 24 Cups says:

    Four on three is death in overtime.  We need one more minute.

  193. axxerd says:

    I’m tired of having a coach with NO emotion.  He wants Subban to cut back on the emotion, and here tonight he should be throwing s@#$ on the ice he is just standing there.

    —-
    Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

  194. Chorske says:

    See, if I’m Price, I develop an equipment failure here. SOmething to let the bench breathe a bit

  195. HabFanSince72 says:

    The penalty call on Gomez was legit.

    The non-calls before then weren’t.

  196. SUMO says:

    Bloody hell Gomez. Selfish

  197. Montrealer2 says:

    Why do we have to make every game a difficult one ?

  198. Rainrocket16 says:

    Pleks is great!! I think Gomez should get a medal for smacking his face,,,he just hit the wrong guy! Where the hell is our PP?? how many Crosschecks does Eller need to take!! Horrible Reffing!!

  199. SeriousFan09 says:

    No good, pilot and co-pilot spontaneously combusted and the wings fell off.

     

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

  200. Fer_hab says:

    PK shorthanded

     

     

    ———————————————————–

    Truth does not exist. But the lies do

  201. abhishek33 says:

    That was a dumb penalty to take by Gomez. But even worse reffing considering they could have called myers for a cross-check on Eller.

  202. Rainrocket16 says:

    Exactly!

  203. Habhopeful says:

    im so fackin pissed, havent been this pissed in a while about a game, these refs are a joke

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  204. Chorske says:

    Gill misses a clear. That kind of thing has killed us regularly this year

  205. Montrealer2 says:

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  206. notbigbird says:

    Pominville’s celebration was just too much for me.

  207. abhishek33 says:

    It’s funny that the Sabres are celebrating like they won a cup…

  208. andrewberkshire says:

    So Montreal’s top 3 LW’s are out? Making our top LW Travis Moen?

  209. punkster says:

    No shame. Take the point and get out.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  210. Habnofear says:

    I amazed we got a point! Go Habs Go

  211. RJB says:

    Screw Buffalo

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    - Bilbo Baggins

  212. JasonM says:

    Buf/Refs 2 – MTL 1

  213. Mr.Hazard says:

    FCKING GOMEZ FCKING INDISCIPLINED

  214. Chorske says:

    No blame really, but SPacek was totally flat-footed there.

     But this one was handed to BUF by the refs

  215. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    These fackers don’t deserve a point.
    Refs…you guys are just ugly.

  216. 24 Cups says:

    After the most heroic game of the year, Gomez loses it for the Habs. 

    Thanks for nothing, asshole.

  217. habsfaninboston says:

    Thank you f’n reffs!

  218. Trenton_Romulox says:

    Exactly. Damn, I feel physically ill. That was a very hard game to watch. Feels like a nightmare. 

  219. sidhu says:

    Unbelievable…

    I’m not going to hate on Gomez because in the context of everything else that was let go, his play should have been let go too. 

    F BUFFALO

  220. Montrealer2 says:

    Half the teams flying back on an air ambulance

  221. Exit716 says:

    Can someone from Montreal at least call the league and ask about the quality or lack thereof?

    We get it. Buffalo has to exist for some reason, other than supply cheap and easy tickets for Habs and Leafs fans, but this screw job tonight was absolutely embarrassing. Vince McMahon wouldn’t have scripted it that poorly.

     

  222. T-roy West says:

    So what is the difference in how Pommenville celebrated and Subbans. I’m almost going to pull out the racist card.

  223. joeybarrie says:

    Gomez should have been smarter there. Thats what did it, but the Ref…… What can you even say?

    Lets just hope we get good news with Cammi, Halpern and MaxPac.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  224. Chris1138 says:

    I can’t believe how Pominville hot-dogged that celebration!


    Chris

  225. gumper says:

    Somebody better talk to Pominville about that celebration. Shows disrespect by hotdogging like that…oh wait a minute, he’s not young and black so it’s okay. Sorry.

  226. king ddd says:

    wow great ob buffalo you just won a cup. if i were you id sick cause i didnt beat a short handed habs in regulation by a couple of goals.

  227. habfab14120 says:

    3P 00:42: Gomez takes the WORST penalty of the sdeason

    I disagree.  It would be better and maybe more proper to say that “Gomez GOT CALLED for the worst penalty of the season”.  With what the ref’s were letting the Sabres away with, how could he have known they’d call it?

  228. Larry says:

    The officials GAVE them that one. Someone with Montreal HAS TO speak out. This has been going on far too long and I have had enough. The officiating in this game was beyond biased.  I am fast losing faith in the integrity of this league.

  229. Habhopeful says:

    that will help how? if the refs are already schtooping us, that wouldnt make things any better

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  230. axxerd says:

    I’d like to see one of the guys pay a fine and speak out about the refs tonight.  Never happen though

     

    —-
    Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

  231. 24 Cups says:

    Moen, who never answered the call against Kaleta?

  232. punkster says:

    His moment has arrived!

    ***Subbang!!!***

  233. olematelot says:

    Get real, if the fffing refs had of done their job, Myers would have been in the box long before Gomez

  234. JasonM says:

    Sometimes I wonder why I bother to watch hockey it really seems that 1 game out of every 3 are decided by flagrantly bias and incompetent officiating. Is it I hope I get to watch the occassional barn burner that makes me happy? Or is it misery that I so seek.

    Perhaps I need help, mostly in the form of Guinness and a good woman.

    And with that note, thank you Refs for deciding another game for us.

  235. usversusthem says:

    In a game like that as far as I’m concerned we take the loser point and we run. There was no way we were winning down Pouliot, Pacioretty, Cammalleri, second game in two nights, and with the rest of the roster beat up from the absurd number of shot blocks gone awry. At the end of the day, we’ve taken 7/8 points from the Sabres in the first four meetings… 

  236. ooder says:

    when everything gets let go for the sabres…

    u can’t blame gomez.. he didn’t even touch the guy.

    this was bs through and through…

    this is why the nhl is considered bush league… pathetic reffing..

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  237. novahab says:

    FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED FIXED

    WIZ CROSSED CHECKED IN THE BACK NOT A SIGLE CALL ON THE SABRES SORRY THIS GAME WAS FIXED BY THE REFS.

    THE MOLONS SHOULD DEMAND A INVESTIGATION

  238. Larry says:

    Black is the key word there. Ugly racism is alive and well in the National Hockey League. Another knock to the integrity of this bushleague

  239. twilighthours says:

    You can be such a self-righteous d!ck sometimes, Steve.

  240. Propwash says:

    Was there somebody in the seats with a sniper rifle? Three left wingers out. Lovely.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  241. axxerd says:

    You hit the nail on the head

     

    —-
    Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

  242. HabFanSince72 says:

    Rumour is that Gomez didn’t like Subban’s celebration yesterday.

    Well, I didn’t like Gomez’ selfish penalty tonight.

     

  243. olematelot says:

    your posts are ridiculous, grow up

  244. HardHabits says:

    Spacek is so weak.

    Gomez needs to be smarter.

    Valiant work by Plekanec late in the game to make sure the Habs didn’t lose that point.

    Desharnais making a case for himself to stay up.

    What a disgusting display of perpetually chintzy play by the Sabres.

  245. punkster says:

    This was meant for Andrew’s comment. Don’t understand how it got here…sorry.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  246. 24 Cups says:

    A seasoned vet doesn’t take that kind of dumb penalty at that stage of the game.

  247. Mattyleg says:

    Pooooooor reffing.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  248. SeriousFan09 says:

    I hope someone in the Canadiens organization says something about the referees tonight, that was garage league nonsense ignoring those calls, than jumping on the first Canadiens infraction they found.

     

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

  249. Montrealer2 says:

    with all these 1 pt games Montreal will soon fall off the playoff radar.

  250. Matt_in_TO says:

    Would love to know what G-Love was saying the refs coming out of the box.  What a f*cking joke the officiating is in this league.  It’s almost like Vince McMahon is head of the officiating.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  251. gumper says:

    Next on the depth chart Andrew Conboy, Jimmy Bonneau and Hunter Bishop. Yikes. I fear a desperation trade. Any unsigned UFA LWs out there?

  252. Rudy says:

    The tape of Myers cross checking Eller repeatedly needs to be sent to………someone!

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  253. notbigbird says:

    Great game tonight. We got a miraculous point. They were all warriors, inclucing Gomez. I won’t crap on him tonight. But y’all go ahead and have your fun.

  254. G-Man says:

    Isn’t it sad that non-descript cheap shot artists like Mike Richards has to take it out on a rookie like PK?

    Isn’t it sad that the Cheap and flamboyant fabric merchant on the CBC had to take up the cause?

    Isn’t it sad that the NHL can be so dull compared to the shining star PK will be?

  255. Rainrocket16 says:

    If that game was played in Montreal…….

  256. CHsam says:

    I can’t believe we even came away with a single point given what transpired with injuries and the Refs. @#!#!$@!$

  257. twilighthours says:

    Really gutsy effort by the Habs.  Hard to feel too bad about this loss.  Refs were horrible: Earlier infractions by Gaustad, Myers, Kostitsyn went uncalled.  Gomer definitely deserved his penalty but I can’t really blame him – I’d be frustrated too after all that garbage.

     

    I would love to see Gerbe, Kaleta, and Gaustad actually be held accountable by a Hab for the way they acted tonight.

  258. punkster says:

    Please don’t give these rumours credence by repeating them.In fact, show us the source please, give us the actual verifiable source of this rumour.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  259. novahab says:

    FINALLY I SEE SOME PEOPLE SAYING WHAT I BEEN SCREAMING FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS.WHEN WILL SOMEONE IN MONTREAL, THE MEDIA ,THE OWNERSHIP SPEAK UP ABOUT HOW THE REFS TREAT THIS TEAM. THIS TEAM HAD THE SHORT END OF THE POWERPLAYS IN OVER 70% OF THEIR GAME THIS YEAR ARE YOU KIDDING ME. COME ON WAKE UP MOLSONS YOUR TEAM AND THE FANS ARE BEING CHEATED.

  260. coachdoug says:

    Wonder if Avtsin can play left wing…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  261. Wayne says:

    Gomez + Spacek are 2 black holes on an otherwise decent team and both comprise roughly 15 to 20 percent of the Habs total cap this year. Gomez is useless at any price. I’m sick of watching both of them.

  262. topher5468 says:

    No that Myers didn’t deserve a penalty, but Gomez took a selfish, stupid and dumb loser penalty, way to go Gomer, Price was fantastic as was Subban and Gill, Spathco has to go o

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  263. RGM says:

    When the outrage crashes the site, you know it’s on.

    I hope Gomez pulls out his chequebook and fills one out while he’s giving his post-game scrum interview tonight.

    Go Habs Go!

  264. twilighthours says:

    It’s gotten so bad that some of us are calling him names, like a$$hole.  Incredibly childish.

  265. HugeHabFan says:

    I guess the refs (who called an extremely tight game) decided not to influence the game late, so they avoid penalizing Myers who hammered Eller like 5 times (4 times with no puck in sight), and Gastaud hit from behind, but then decide to call Gomez. real shame…

  266. habs001 says:

    i am not a gomez fan but he played a very solid gutsy game…because of the penalty at the end and plecks wasting 20 seconds of the penalty the praise is reversed but in the whole game today gomez totally outplayed plecks…

  267. SeriousFan09 says:

    NHL could learn a few things from the NFL about how to run officiating. And by a few things I mean they need to carbon-copy the NFL’s policy of actually reviewing and penalizing non-calls and bad calls by referees and holding them accountable for doing garage league work.

     

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

  268. twocents says:

     A heroic effort.

    The Sabres are pathetic.

  269. HugeHabFan says:

    I would be happy if just one game in this entire season, I could say the Habs won because of the refs…I cannot…..Yet I can remember countless games where we have been stiffed by the refs…

  270. ooder says:

    lindy ruff has a hissy fit and the sabres have a field day

    where have we seen this before?

    btw this is why lindy ruff will never win anything and neither will the sabres…

    ya we lost the game, but we are not a bunch of classless (kaleta, gaustad, ruff) crybabies.

    in the end things end up evening out…

    lets remeber who is actually in the playoffs

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  271. andrewberkshire says:

    According to the replay Gomez’s stick didn’t touch Gerbe, so I don’t see how it was selfish in any way shape or form.

  272. habs001 says:

    good news next 16 game we play 11 vs teams below us and have trouble scoring and the 5 teams ahead include boston and new york who we play well

  273. SeriousFan09 says:

    Give the man credit, he modeled the Sabres in his image.

    Utterly classless and mean-spirited when something isn’t going their way. Look forward to the day he finally leaves the NHL.

     

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

  274. ABHabsfan says:

    Try putting 1 foot on the floor. It worked when I was in university

  275. RGM says:

    Been arguing that for months. The NHL is the only major sports league that does not hold its referees publicly accountable. They are impervious to all criticism under penalty of a $10000 fine. It is a greater offence to call out an official than for Milan Lucic to punch an unsuspecting opponent in the head.

    Go Habs Go!

  276. Harani says:

    Baffles my mind to come here and see people nit-picking. One game out of 82 game. A costly one and we didn’t even lose. Tempers flare. We all do shit we aren’t supposed to when we get mad. And those who are complaining about Spacek, every team has it’s troubles. Spacek is not horrible nor the worst defenseman as you make it seem. 

    And let’s stop with all this negativity coz it’s not going to take us anywhere nor will it change anything. Habs will have some call-ups. If it’s around 3 weeks for Cammi, the All-Star break will help him heal and it’s a couple of months. MaxPac as well. In the meanwhile we can wait for another player to emerge. Pouliot will most likely move up in the line-up and go back with Gomez and Gio. AK46 with Pleky and Eller. So, we can fill up the bottom half. 

    I believe in my Habs. They have the character and leadership to pull through this. It will only make them stronger. Go Habs Go! Breathe people!

    “It must be love!”

  277. olematelot says:

    and you’re being childish calling Gomez an ahole

  278. zak says:

    Get rid of Gainey as consultant. Hasn’t he done enough damage already? Lousy expensive signings

  279. habs001 says:

    why we get some of the fewest pp chances and some of the most pk has to be looked at…pk people can argue why we get them but the lack of pp chances is a joke

  280. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    HALLELUJAH someone finally hit the nail! So lets put those baby bushleaguers to bed….and continue watching P.K force feed them their ignorance. ‘Nuff said.

    I hope ‘ol Gilly’s arm’s ok…Gilly….Gillly….Sorry. 

  281. ABHabsfan says:

    More cup half full; they said on TSN ( I am not sure if they have doctors on staff but anyway) that Cammy would likely be out for 2 weeks. The Habs only have 3 games in that time before playing Caps 2 weeks from tonight 

  282. SeriousFan09 says:

    From Dave Stubbs on Twitter, who likely watched a replay of the last infraction “Know what? That’s wasn’t a high-stick by Gomez at end of 3rd. Stick went over Gerbe’s head, glove cuffed him”

     

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

  283. RGM says:

    Gary Busey has made his way to HIO.

    Go Habs Go!

  284. olematelot says:

    oh! please

  285. zak says:

    We’re not exactly scoring up a storm

  286. habs001 says:

    the main focus now has to be what we do to replace the missing players…will martin put in picard and play weber on the wing…white may be a good option to try but unless we make a trade our goal scoring will get even lower

  287. zak says:

    Maybe it’s time for JM to have hissies.

  288. RGM says:

    Here’s the thing: I don’t get out of sorts when we lose a game when we’re clearly beaten by a better team on any given night. Sure it sucks to lose to Pittsburgh or Toronto or whoever, but I can accept that.

    What happened tonight I have a very hard time accepting. They run our guys from behind and no penalty. They hook and slash our guys and no penalty. Little Lindy has his hissy fit after his team shows absolutely no discipline in the first period….one call against Buffalo in the final forty minutes and that was a coincidental call. Teams like Buffalo don’t just magically get discipline after being horribly undisciplined – it simply doesn’t happen. So for them to call a penalty like that against Gomez with 45 seconds left in the third period in a tie game–when Gomez is obviously being held–that’s a really bitter pill to swallow and it sparks a lot of anger and outrage.

    Go Habs Go!

  289. stephen says:

    Bahaha…This one got me. Well played.

  290. 24 Cups says:

    O – You’re right. 

    I got caught up in the moment.

    After all we had gone through, it was tough to lose the game on such a dumb penalty (even though it had just expired).

    A guy my age should know better.  I should stick to posting in the morning when there’s no emotional component.

    Lesson learned.

  291. habs365 says:

    Habs did alright, they salvaged a point. if they’d won they would have had one more, big deal..good job Habs. they can’t win every game it wouldn’t be any fun for the other 29 teams..if pac and cammy is out for any length of time. bring up couple of players from Hamilton, they seemed to be doing alright down there.

  292. ooder says:

    oh sure the sabres might have gotten the 2points tonight, but when the going gets tough i would much rather a coach with some composer and class then one who freaks out like a child with ADD

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    88 is the new 23

  293. habsfaninboston says:

    For once, I’d like to see that. The man has no pulse.

  294. olematelot says:

    that’s why Gomez was so pissed off at the call

  295. habs001 says:

    that is true..thats why it is better to play teams that score 1-3 goals most games…………….

  296. billylove says:

    Take the point and regroup. I do not understand why JM doesn’t call a timeout after Gomez penalty. The team is gassed and we needed to save at least a point. Turned out to not make a difference, luckily, but help me out – why not use the TO?

  297. habs001 says:

    this type of game is good for all the posts the site is getting…more games like this and boone will be very happy with his quarterly bonus…

  298. ooder says:

    i don’t… then the sabres might achieve something

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  299. drivefor25 says:

    The replay shows Gomez never high-sticked Gerbe. Another pathetic call from the refs. No wonder Gomez was mad. We should be proud of all of our players for a gutsy effort tonight instead of calling them names.

    Fan since ’71

  300. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Trade our 1st round pick for Vanek right now then un-do the trade after the game ends.

  301. Matt_in_TO says:

    They might need to suit up Captain Kirk for the second.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  302. zak says:

    Listening to CJAD and the interview with Rivet. Boy this guy is saying than P.K. knows that he’s good but he doesn’t have to flaunt it. What rubbish

  303. The_Salted_One says:

    i have never seen anything like this…   anyone know the record on most injuries in a single period?   a single game?   cuz this is just insane

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  304. mrhabby says:

    christ….can the game end now.

  305. CHsam says:

    guys….. we might see another injury tonight the way shit is going

  306. Mr.Hazard says:

    Soo… what’s the skinny on the injuries?

  307. joeybarrie says:

    Trying to get away from our injuries……. Man what will we do if we got 6 players hurt???? Something bad is happening to this team. Anyways, trying to move on,

    Carolina has almost 40 shots on net and there is still 7 min left in the 2nd…

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  308. Rugger says:

    Looked like Cammy left shoulder, not ever played hockey, but I assume Cammy is right handed, what does the left arm do in shooting?

  309. habs001 says:

    if the injuries are long term we will have to make a trade…worst case scenario for the type of injuries they look like both forwards should be back before playoffs…i dont think we have anyone in the ahl who is right now anything more than a pyatt or moen forward in scoring ability….

  310. twilighthours says:

    I think PK will be back in the 2nd.  The other two?  They look bad.

    The season is in jeopardy.

  311. JVF says:

    U know what? We’re going to win this one anyway, ’cause that’s just the kind of team we are!

  312. joeybarrie says:

    About 50% of the work.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  313. Just A Guy says:

    How  fitting, Blood red moon over buffalo…

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  314. JIMVINNY says:

    Lots of injuries like this can snowball very quickly.  Guys have to play more minutes, which increases fatigue, which increases the chances of further injuries.  This game could get even uglier.

     

  315. Mark C says:

    Hamilton have scored 3 goals on 3 second period shots, word of the injuries must have spread…

    edit: make that 4 goals on 4 shots…St. Denis added his first of the season on the PP.

  316. RGM says:

    Cammy out.

    Pacioretty may be back.

    Subban should be back.

    Halpern ???

    Go Habs Go!

  317. Mr.Hazard says:

    Oh no! He will look even more morbid behind the bench now!

  318. Sheldon says:

    Alex Auld is going up on the wing with Gomez.

  319. zozotheclown says:

    Jesus it looks like my beer league teams bench out there right now…

  320. Danno says:

    PK will be back. Cammy off for the night at least. The other two no word yet.

     

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

  321. HabsProf says:

    Hah!!!

    _____________________________________

    They brought their f____ing toys with them!

  322. Buster says:

    They’re saying Patch left in an ambulance…can you believe it!

     

    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  323. Mr.Hazard says:

    Is the Buffalo PK really good or is our PP off tonight?

  324. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Can the Sabres spare us a forward?

  325. habsfaninboston says:

    MaxPac taken out in an ambulance to the hospital.  Not good.

  326. HardHabits says:

    Broken rib?

  327. ooder says:

    lol Rivet, he could never do what PK does so easily

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  328. HardHabits says:

    You’re bad.

  329. Da Hema says:

    In the end, who gives a sh*t or flying f*ck what Craig Rivet thinks.

    ————————

    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  330. Captain aHab says:

    CJAD apparently…

  331. Josh says:

    Why is Moffat trying to stir some controversy up with Subbans celebration? Seriously, some people in the media are as big of idiots as some of those that play the game. What a tool.

  332. OneTimer says:

    Burn! You tell’im, Booner!!

  333. kevin m says:

    Youth MUST be served!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  334. VancouverHab says:

    “…all the posters and Boone can’t force me to like excessive celebrations that don’t first include acknowledging your teammates. Pk should have gone over to Gomer first – then he could shoot geese with his bow and arrow or pull calla lilies out of his ass – or whatever.”

    That is sound common-sense. And let me add how distasteful is the arrogance and sneering self-righteousness of those here who insult those of us who find unmanly and (I think I mean this, un-Canadian) any showboating “loook at me-ee-e!!” “I scored! Wow, aren’t I great” Hollywood-actor level narcissisism, goal celebrations.

    Cammy, Pleks, Gomez, Gionta: those are the men of class and strength who react to scoring a goal suitably — unless and until they score a Stanley Cup winner of course: then going wild matters.

    I like the analogy from yesterday of a commentor who directed Mr. Subban to Walter Payton as a model — a lively exuberent man of verve and supreme skill who reacted to scoring by showing that he’d been there before; disdaining to showboat.

    (PS: I hated Lebeau in ’86 for his “goal” celebration too.)

    If your side finds slef-promotion and lack of self control appealing, well, good for you. But don’t smear us because we the class, character and respect for one’s opponents that is displayed by cool and manly self-restraint.

  335. Captain aHab says:

    That high horse of yours has been beaten to death but thanks for looking down on us who like players who have fun.

    I’m guessing you idolize the Wiserhood Society of Uncompromising Men..Tally Ho Pip Pip and all that….

    Oh and I loved Walter Payton but why should everyone conform to how he celebrated?

  336. ZepFan2 says:

    I’ll tell you what I told the other arrogant jerk.

    We don’t care if you like it or not!

    Just like you don’t care if we like Cherry, or not.

    ————————————————————————

    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  337. RJB says:

    Celebrating the fact you scored does not indicate a lack of respect, get off your high horse. The kid was pumped, anybody would be in that situation.

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    - Bilbo Baggins

  338. Propwash says:

    When a packed Bell Center explodes after you score a huge goal, you have every single right to celebrate as you wish. If you tell me that you wouldn’t celebrate the same, or even more, I’d say you’re full of it.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  339. forskis says:

    So does that mean that it is equally not ok for the Canadian Juniors to throw themselves into the glass or punch the glass after every goal they scored?  Are you equally not ok with Ovechkin’s and Briere’s celebrations?

    Besides, to act like that you have done it before is equally arrogant, that it is old hat and that you are so good that scoring is boring…besides look at PK’s context:  the team blew a 4-0 lead and could have lost the game…it was emotion for pulling something out of the fire that they put in themselves.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  340. Mike Boone says:

    And the thanks of a grateful nation goes out to you for defining Canadianism for all of us, a mari usque ad mare.

  341. SeriousFan09 says:

    It’s not Canadian to have an emotional high after scoring a big goal? Isn’t the myth about Canadian players that no one loves the game and is dedicated to it like they are?

     

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

  342. king ddd says:

    i dont understand why PKs celebration is such a big thing.  hes the most electrifying player that i ever watched wearing a habs jersey, he scored the bloody goal hes got the rights to do what ever he wants.   PK, Price are the futur of the habs. if people dont like the fact that they are enjoying their moment. they are the ones who are being disrespectful. i mean pk didnt pretend to moon the fans ala randy mose, he didnt, he didnt take a white shaprie and sign a puck and threw it in the stands. no one talks about briere’s stupid fist pump, jagr’s salutes, hedju’s swiming on the eye, kovys moonwalk. why is subban gamewinning celebration such a big thing geez!

  343. Habnofear says:

    Anyone remember how Tiger Williams used too celebrate a goal?

  344. VancouverHab says:

    Yes — precisely like the clown and hack that he was.

  345. zak says:

    Yeah sitting on his stick riding it down the ice .Great stuff

  346. VancouverHab says:

    I like Larry Robinson, Jean Beliveau and Rocket Richard: that’s my model, thank you.

    (And they are on the same high horse as I regards show-offs, by the bye. Rocket would have punched P.K.’s lights out)

  347. kevin m says:

    I prefer The Black Label Society…Johnnie Walker or Zakk Wylde versions 

  348. Captain aHab says:

    And I loved those guys too and PK is different and I like him too. I love all the guys who can help the Habs win. Loosen that tie of yours so oxygen can make its way up there and you might see the light.

    Gainey was also a non-show-off and yet he drafted PK….I wonder why?

  349. Captain aHab says:

    That’s way too extreme young man…go to your room immediately and listen to Bach. Tally Ho Pip Pip!!!

  350. VancouverHab says:

    My hypothesis is that Bob Gainey is one of those who is restraining P.K.’s lack of class and respect — plausibly advising the earlier benching and supporting our veteran core who are trying to teach him how to act as a mature adult and admirable player.

  351. Captain aHab says:

    But why draft him in the first place when the kid has pretty much always been a show-off?

  352. Somethingwithhabsinit says:

    http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2010/5/18/1476671/larry-robinsons-heroics-and-other

    Here’s a description of a Robinson goal celebration. I like all the players you mention, I like the way they carried themselves. I also like PK, I like the way he carries himself. I suspect Robinson is not on that same high horse. I suspect the Rocket would like to speak for himself instead of having you decide what he would do.

  353. ZepFan2 says:

    Robinson celebrates goal

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    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  354. larisalapointe says:

    Great video and did you see Cherry’s face?  Very Freudian Zep. LOL

  355. zak says:

    Dogs winning 7 zip

  356. RGM says:

    2P 18:30: Whothe PP here?’s on “

    In what language?

    Go Habs Go!

  357. MikeMcLaren says:

    What internal organ of Pacioretty’s did Wisniewski’s shot hit?  Spleen maybe?  I thought it was a ruptured testicle or something, but it hit him too high (then it looked like a broken arm because it looked like it hit there, but must have been a body blow).

    Weird game.  Ugh.

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  358. sidhu says:

    7 shots, 3 PPs, not good.   (I know we are down 3 players, but still….)

  359. VancouverHab says:

    We don’t care if you like it or not!

    That is a self-refuting remark. You care a lot–that is why you and your like are abusing us who dislike show-offs.

    If you don’t care about our opinion, then simply shut up attacking us for holding it.

  360. Captain aHab says:

    Seriously how many tweed jackets do you own and do you play lawn bowling?

  361. VancouverHab says:

    I own ten or so tweed jackets, and don’t lawn bowl but do karate & aikido.

    Thanks for asking…

  362. ZepFan2 says:

    So let me get this straight. It’s okay for you to offer an opinion, it’s not okay for others to reply to it and give theirs.

    Got it!

    Does this also apply to you when posts are made about the idiot Cherry? Just checking.

    ————————————————————————

    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  363. SeriousFan09 says:

    I hope Wisniewski doesn’t lose it in the next stretch, sending your own teammate to the hospital, can’t imagine how bad he might feel after the game.

     

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

  364. VancouverHab says:

    “…anybody would be in that situation.”

    That’s not only wrong in its absolutism, it’s wrong in plain fact. The history of the NHL is of much bigger players scoring much bigger goals and reacting with class and restraint.

  365. Captain aHab says:

    Goalies also didn’t use to wear masks and Plante was looked at as a freak at some point….the game evolves and so do players….try evolving your way of thinking.

  366. RJB says:

    Alright but for every example you can give me, there is one I can show you where players are genuinely excited that they scored for their team. Whats wrong with having personality? I just don’t understand how celebrating a goal is disrespectful? Did people dislike Selanne for his celebrations? What about Theo Fleury?

    More cookie cutter players are the last thing the NHL needs, PK is original, and I hope he never changes.

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    - Bilbo Baggins

  367. VancouverHab says:

    Well said: I respect that way of putting it.

  368. Matt_in_TO says:

    Anyone think PG is already making phone calls?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  369. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Wow…..Patchy not lookin too hot…..

  370. JIMVINNY says:

    Definitely his ribs.  no one gets taken off on a stretcher for a broken arm.

  371. MikeMcLaren says:

    Could be an internal organ but I don’t know what side of one’s body the spleen is, could be a rib puncturing a lung or something like that.

    Versus showed the replay where Pacioretty seemed to just lose steam and start collapsing.  No way a broken arm would make him that weak.

    They said that he was wrapped in blankets.

     

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  372. kevin m says:

    Probably by pinching himself ????????????????????????????????

  373. petrov14 says:

    On a stretcher? REALLY? COME ON!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  374. petrov14 says:

    If we dont have a “zednek” or “Malarchuck” tonight I will consider us lucky at this point.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  375. Trenton_Romulox says:

    I’m guessing he got in the ribs and with a hard shot on an unprotected area, that could lead to a very serious injury. This is not good. 

  376. zak says:

    Jm wants him to act like a professional. JM wants him to be as boring as he is.

  377. go.habs.go says:

    This might be the worst hockey game (to watch) I’ve ever seen (although we’ve seen worse hockey-wise). They really just need to get out of this one as intact as possible. Losing Cammy AND Subban would have been devastating. 

  378. HFX-HabFan says:

    Give Eller and Pyatt more minutes; they’re hungry for ‘em.

  379. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Guess I’ll have to wear a black armband around my Cammalleri jersey when I’m at the Bell this Saturday…..

  380. petrov14 says:

    I think I saw Muller on the Bullpen Phone to Hamilton….

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  381. Rugger says:

    Time to consult Robert’s Habs Future posting again, the Future is now!

  382. helluva habs fan says:

    I hope his organs are ok.

  383. zak says:

    Looks like pac has rib damage

  384. CHsam says:

    Anyone else have a link for the game? my ADHTV link is acting up

  385. SeriousFan09 says:

    White, Palushaj and Maxwell are all going to get a look and at least 1 of them’s getting a plane ticket.

     

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

  386. JIMVINNY says:

    Damn.  that was on the underside of the crossbar and everything.

  387. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Someone needs to tune up that prick Kaleta.

  388. Rugger says:

    Wow, shot hit Max in the chest.  Hope it’s not a heart issue, they already had him on an IV on the stretcher.

  389. HabFanSince72 says:

    Let’s be optimistic. Two weeks out for MaxPac and Cammi. We can ride it out.

     

  390. JasonM says:

    Only 9 forwards… wow.

  391. ooder says:

    that is not a broken arm on max pac

    i’ve broken both my arms.. 3 times between the both of them…

    let me tell u, u dont need a stretcher and an iv line like that

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  392. HabFanSince72 says:

    I’m watching on justin tv.

  393. JIMVINNY says:

    pleks looks like he’s gotten high sticked a couple of times already tonight.

  394. Propwash says:

    Wouldn’t shock me if it’s Palushaj

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  395. zozotheclown says:

    Well it hit the bottom right of his chest, so it shouldn’t be that. “Hopefully” just some rib damage, although broken ribs can get pretty serious in some cases.

  396. CBrady12 says:

    Nope, on TSN they slowed it down and it was in the ribs…broken rib probably

  397. petrov14 says:

    I liked Palushaj in pre-season, but I dont think Ive seen him in your ‘Future updates’.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  398. Matt_in_TO says:

    Did TSN show MaxPac leaving on a stretcher?  I’m surprised RDS hasn’t.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  399. petrov14 says:

    My ATDHE ’TSN’ link is going strong

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  400. olematelot says:

    Hit him on the right side, I think the heart is on the other side. Could have been a rib puncturing a lung

  401. SeriousFan09 says:

    In brighter news, Hamilton romping the Rochester Americans 7-0.

    Mathieu Carle with a Goal, Maxwell with an assist, White and Avtsin with 2A, Engqvist and Palushaj with 1G 1A.

     

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

  402. joeybarrie says:

    Im optimistic. REALLY OPTIMISTIC. I think MaxPac might be out for the rest of the season. Hopefully Cammi is just bruised or something. Especially since I got Tix right behind the Habs bench on Feb 1st… Come on Cammi, I want to see you….

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  403. Rugger says:

    Yes TSN did show it.  Not a nice sight.

  404. HabFanSince72 says:

    Refs doing their best.

  405. Matt_in_TO says:

    What, no sympathy from the refs?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  406. JIMVINNY says:

    What a brutal call.  Gill didn’t even touch him.

  407. SeriousFan09 says:

    He hasn’t had many spots in the 3 Stars (only 1 I believe) and not many worthy mentions, injuries have troubled him this season and he’s had some bad droughts.

     

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

  408. VancouverHab says:

    And I’d say “watch the tapes of Beliveau & Richard scoring much bigger goals and acting with class.” I’d hope that in that situation I would honour their actions and memory.

    Respect: that’s what it means to be a Hab.

  409. Captain aHab says:

    Actually, winning Stanley Cups is what it means to be a Hab.

  410. Propwash says:

    Look at the 1.06 mark. Holy crap! The Rocket celebrates! Yes, it was his 500th, but OMG he celebrates!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw1F5ZY8FLU

     

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  411. Captain aHab says:

    Did you see how the crowd stopped cheering too immediately after they saw him celebrate?

  412. VancouverHab says:

    Dude: that’s what we are saying here on the side of historical Canadian manliness: when (and until) P.K. scores that degree of milestone, he can THEN celebrate wildly.

    But I have yet to see Richard or Beliveau beclowning themselves by doing a sliding Robin Hood bow and arrow chicken dance….

    Show me that video, & then we’ll have a discussion.

  413. Propwash says:

    The difference is, back in those days, nobody celebrated in that way. These days, it happens left, right, and center. Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t that P.K’s first game winning overtime goal in the NHL?

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  414. HFX-HabFan says:

    Eerily, both those incidents took place in…Buffalo.

  415. petrov14 says:

    No way? Thats crazy!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  416. hansolo says:

    Anyway, for all the ragging we do on Jaroslav Spacek, and his fellow “Old Czech”, I (for one), was very surprised to see in this in another newspaper:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/globe-on-hockey/the-nhls-top-defensive-defencemen-at-midseason/article1867013/

    Guess who are #2 and number 3 on the list? Ahead of #14. Look a bit further down for #24.

  417. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    People who are upset about what Craig Rivet thinks have lost their sense of wonder. I mean, Craig Rivet thinks?

  418. GuyDoon says:

    I have to agree that there is some degree of sportsmanship in other players trying to mess with PK’s mojo with what they say. That’s how I saw Richard’s comments; and Rivet’s. Cherry’s is a little more disturbing, but at least we know who we’re dealing with there. I can’t remember where I read today that Tanguay and the Flames players had no issues whatsoever with what PK did after his goal. As mentioned before, I thought Gomez’s reaction was more odd in that situation.

  419. sidhu says:

    Has anyone seen Ovechkin celebrate?  PK is Barry Sanders compared to Ovechkin.  If you’re going to criticize celebrations, go to the main culprit.

    In any case, the Flames’ Tanguay said PK’s celebration was fine — he was entitled to do what he wanted to since he scored.

     

  420. BrianSkrudland says:

    Everyone can have their respective opinions about what Craig Rivet had to say concerning P.K., but I personally question Mr. Boone’s professionalism when reading his comments about the former Hab. Typing away at a keyboard is one thing. Would Mr. Boone speak in such a tough-guy manner with a microphone in front of Rivet? I highly doubt it.

    I appreciate most of Mr. Boone’s game commentary, but sometimes I think he has a bit of a chip on his shoulder. I understand that this blog environment calls for things to be shaken up a bit, but sometimes he goes a bit over the top for my taste.

    It doesn’t seem that Rivet said anything particularly bad. He was asked for his opinion and he gave it. We can each decide for ourselves whether or not we agree with him.

  421. GuyDoon says:

    Looks like we had the same thought at the same time.

  422. Propwash says:

    Top ten PK “disrespects” was just played. Awesome. The kid is a tank!

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  423. heartandgoal says:

    I can’t take this s#it anymore!  It’s soooo FoxNews – you don’t need any any evidence to persuade people, you just need to ask a question with a sinister tone:  DOES Subban have a bad attitude??  WAS Gomez upset by the goal celebration??  Instant controversy.  I hate it.  Yet here I am feeding the beast.  It makes Boone’s suggestion that Don Cherry would go to work for Peladeau’s SunTV all the more believable.

     

    At least some of it makes me laugh.  I read a comment from a leaf fan on one of the pages Boone links to up there who said “if PK played for the leafs, he’d already have been sent down.”  Thought that might lighten people’s moods…

     

  424. JVF says:

    I always disliked Greg Rivet as a player and his public personae even more — That’s telling it like it is, Mike!

    And bravo Mr. Gordon for a fine piece on PK — He the man!

  425. zak says:

    who cares if Gomez was PO’ed

  426. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Short pants, funny hats and lots of badges.

  427. SeriousFan09 says:

    Boone, Tuesday is No-Tie day at RDS, surely you’ve caught on to that by now.

     

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

  428. VancouverHab says:

    Ha ha! Excellent come-back — I’m envious :–)

  429. HFX-HabFan says:

    Great comments. Who will forget his immortal calls for the early ’90s Sabres: “May Day!” or “La-la-la-Lafontaine!” or “Alexander the Great!”  Awesome stuff.

  430. dicktracy says:

    It was  three years ago tonight that I discovered this blog while passing through Bangkok. Changed my life…and HIO has been good too.

    I hope that Weber has a future here, he seems to be finding more confidence every game and as all the eyes are on PK I believe he has quietly stepped up his game. Hope he scores his first of many tonight.

  431. Captain aHab says:

    I wonder if they’re afraid of losing the Toronto broadcasts to Rogers and so have decided to get chummy with the Habs?

  432. Hagar says:

    Just out of curiosity, how do you know when scouts are present? They wear special uniforms?

  433. Harani says:

    While we wait for game-time, here’s a video of a photoshoot with P.K. and Carey. Here’s the link.

    “It must be love!”

  434. Hagar says:

    A Rogers buyout would be excellent for the country, lol.

  435. Graves says:

    I see celebrations like PK’s on an almost daily basis on SportCentre’s morning highlights. Why the hell people are getting their panties in such a twist over this is beyond me. If you don’t like it, you don’t like it. You’re certainly entitled to your opinion, but what’s with these people targeting Subban like he’s the only player in the league who does this kind of thing? Give it up.

  436. keepthefaith says:

    Ok i ve heard this a couple of times now, but have not seen anything solid. WAS gomez really pissed off at Subban?

  437. VancouverHab says:

    Matthew BarnabyLoved P.K.’s celebration”

    Matthew Barnaby??!!!

    Uhhm, bis interimitur qui suis armis perit….

  438. Hagar says:

    I wish someone would do the kayak celebration. I haven’t seen that one in forever.

  439. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    What I love about hockey Canadianism is that if you pound the living crap out of a man out on the ice, you are allowed to celbrate. That’s allowed. If you celebrate a nice goal, it’s not cool.

    I don’t like hot-dog celebrations. I wouldn’t go to you-tube to see it again. But it’s a 21 year old kid who plays like he loves this game. maybe if a 31 year old veteran pulled a stunt like that, I’d call him Sean Avery and flick channels. But to complain about a 21 year old? hell, I had a better celebration here in front of my TV when he roofed that one. I knocked over the rocking chair and spilled my iron supplements.

    I am offended when a hat trick is celebrated by the throwing of ball caps. When I started watching hockey, it was a fedora or nothing;

    I am offended when goalies paint their masks. I never wore a mask in nets. Did Bunny Laroque have some fancy-schmancy mask?

    I am offended when every team has at least half its roster made up of career AHLers brought because the league is diluted into southern US “mini’markets”. That annoys me. I really don’t care if a kid who would be in a decently run NHL anyway showboats after his first overtime winner. Jeez. The guys who are complaining about this (and mean it, not like Rivet with his gamesmanship) probably celebrate even more when they hit the bowl, although there is no one there to see it.

     

     

  440. Propwash says:

    You gotta admit, O’Byrne had it rough in Montreal. You can blame whoever you want, but it was up to him to step it up, and sometimes he did, sometimes he didn’t.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  441. Habnofear says:

    Habatant in Surrey,Robert L and Mike Boone agreeing on something….OH MY! ;)

  442. joeybarrie says:

    When Price and PK Subban have been around awhile, become two of the best players in the league and have accomplished what Crosby has, or close to it…….. then what will people say???

    I honestly don’t think anyone cares. I think Rivet is saying it to cause some issues with the Habs to hopefully put them off their game. I dont think any Habs players is anything but happy with PK, and the media is using it to create stories. You see it every week in European soccer.

    All nonsense. How in God’s name can you say a fist pump celebration is not offensive but skating off like an archer is??????????  Did he insult any particular religion? Minorities? Sex? National Origin??????

    I mean what is so freaking affensive about a pose??????  Talk about being sensitive. Did anyone go home and cry????

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  443. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Would it matter? I’m sure he’d get over it in a heartbeat. He made a superb pass and it paid off. You ever hear Gomez interviewed? He’d get it. Anyone with that sense of humour understands enthusiasm.

  444. Captain aHab says:

    The United Nations have apparently filed a grievance with the NHL over the celebration, as an obvious insult to boring people the world over.

  445. keepthefaith says:

    Just asking a question boys realax. Thanks a lot for replying with no answer.

  446. TommyB says:

    I gotta say something about Rick Jeanneret, the Sabres play by play caller.  When the Sabres started out 40 years ago, there were not many games broadcast on TV like there is today.  You might catch a once-a-week TV telecast on the Buffalo UHF channel (UHF…you younger guys won’t know what the hell that is) if they were actually televising one.  So, Sabres games were predominantly radio broadcasts.  If you had to listen to games on the radio, Jeanneret was the best.  Sure he was a homer, tell me which team’s TV/radio personalities aren’t.  But he did make the games sound exciting.  You didn’t have the luxury of watching the game, so you relied on the play-by-play guy to describe the game to you.  Jeanneret pulled you out of your seat and closer to that radio.  No satellite TV, no cable TV, no major US TV network coverage….in this area, you had the Sabres on the radio, and the Leafs.  Rick Jeanneret might be a dinosaur, but he was made for radio.  And he was good at it.  Even though I hated the Sabres then, as I do now. 

  447. Propwash says:

    Don’t send that letter to the CBSC, lol!

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  448. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    I think there is no answer because it’s a cooked up controversy. Your question is the answer…

  449. VancouverHab says:

    Now that is not a smart post…

  450. Hali_Hab says:

    i was thinking the same thing when he was leaving the ice because he was hunched over and could not straighten up….which would leave me to believe it is ribs.. this sucks .. but on the positive note at least P.K is back.

     

    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“
    Guy Lafleur.

  451. HFX-HabFan says:

    Okay, in the bottom right corner, is there a guy painted orange in a black Speedo, or is that just the ‘shrooms at work?

  452. Trenton_Romulox says:

    No, there really is a guy in an orange bodysuit and black speedo. 

  453. Exit716 says:

    Broken wrist for Cammalleri

  454. CBrady12 says:

    Oh god, did that arrogant old man Shiloh wake up from his nap long enough to fart out something barely legible and completely idiotic

  455. Trenton_Romulox says:

    Jesus, they’re dropping like flies. This is not good. 

  456. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Uh-oh. Max pac.

  457. madcap_habsfan says:

    “I want to hear somebody say something….something original”….this P.K. is now a deadhorse issue and other players need to get over it already

     

     

     

    -”People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk

  458. EricInStL says:

    HIO stands for Habs Instant Outrage.

    Jeez Boone give it a rest. Sound like an old coot.

    What no one is allowed to voice an opinion without getting blasted ?

    So what about Subban, as long as he produced who cares.

    Lets not act like little girls when someone says something about a Canadiens player. Just win and everyone will shut up.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  459. Habnofear says:

    We are in big trouble!

  460. sidhu says:

    Oh no… two top 6 forwards back to back.

    Good on Max Power for standing in front of the net.  Gotta have cohones to stand there.

  461. JIMVINNY says:

    FFS!!!!  Our top two left wingers done.  Great.

  462. punkster says:

    I hate retaliations when they’re uncalled for but that dirty check on Cammy needs a reply.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  463. SeriousFan09 says:

    You’ve got to be ****ing kidding me.

     

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

  464. sidhu says:

    PG, start talking to those scouts’ teams! 

  465. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    WTF CAMMY’S GONE TOO?

    Mannnnn!

  466. HFX-HabFan says:

    So, in less than five minutes, we’ve lost two of our top six forwards.

  467. Top Corner says:

    WTF just happened |????

  468. JIMVINNY says:

    I think it’s ribs, not his arm.

  469. punkster says:

    This has disaster written all over it.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  470. sidhu says:

    DD stepping up!  That’s a character team — players go down, others have to fill the void.

  471. habsfaninboston says:

    Double D!

  472. Habnofear says:

    D.D. is staying!

  473. T-roy West says:

    Cammi took way to long. That should have been in the net. All defencemen in the NHL need to keep the puck down when they shoot from the point.

  474. punkster says:

    The little DD makes it count.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  475. MikeMcLaren says:

    Wisniewski’s white stick freaks me out.  It’s like Wonder Woman’s plane – totally invisible!

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  476. HFX-HabFan says:

    The PP continues to click.  We’re going to have gut this one out, but we can still win!

  477. Danno says:

    Oui, oui oui!

    Wee Dee Dee!

     

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

  478. CBrady12 says:

    yeah he meant to hit him…moron 

  479. VancouverHab says:

    It’s a democracy — I get to have my voice in determining the character of our nation, just like each and everycitizen else, sir…

  480. Exit716 says:

    I had to Google that last phrase. Thanks fpr the instant education.

     

     

     

  481. ZepFan2 says:

    Oh really…

    “If you don’t care about our opinion, then simply shut up attacking us for holding it.”

    You were saying?

    ————————————————————————

    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  482. ooder says:

    that’s a penalty on Gill?!?!?!?!

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  483. JasonM says:

    Favorable small market penalty call. Grandstanding refs. :(

  484. SeriousFan09 says:

    More like spineless refs, the minute Lindy Ruff starts crying like an infant they start calling the game differently.

     

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

  485. HardHabits says:

    The Little Hockey Team That Could

  486. Fansincebirth says:

    brutal call on gill

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  487. petrov14 says:

    AWWWW C’MON!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  488. JasonM says:

    Shitty call helps home team.

  489. RGM says:

    Gill gets two for hitting a guy’s stick, Carey gets run over and no call.

    Once again these asshole referees show their true stripes.

    Go Habs Go!

  490. habs001 says:

    no con smyth for plecks as he cannot win any key face offs…

  491. JasonM says:

    Did Kaleta get a call for the head shot earlier this game? I came home late and read there was a headshot on Halpern.

  492. Rudy says:

    Does Dr. Mulder travel with the team?

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  493. RGM says:

    There was, but that little piece of human scum is still in the game.

    Go Habs Go!

  494. Matt_in_TO says:

    Great, PK getting into it with Kaleta, not a good thing the way this night is going.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  495. sidhu says:

    Kaleta thinks he’s a tough guy.  I’m hoping someone puts him in his place.

  496. Fansincebirth says:

    nope they let it go

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  497. Hali_Hab says:

    NHL Officaiting is a HUGE JOKE!

     

     

    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“
    Guy Lafleur.

  498. Big Ted says:

    Refs atrocious once again… they’re being lenient on hits from behind, head shots, high sticks, and hook on breakaways but they get us for two penalties (interference and tripping, as usual) in 1 minute.

  499. JIMVINNY says:

    Everytime we play Buffalo, Ruff whines, and all of a sudden the refs start calling the game with clear bias for buffalo.  Why do they cater to him so much?

  500. SeriousFan09 says:

    Spineless, the second Ruff starts crying to them they shift the way they call the game. I remember last year, two PPs for the Habs, than it was all Buffalo on the man advantage when he flipped out like JM had run over his dog.

     

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

  501. RGM says:

    TSN saying Cammy out probably 2 weeks with a shoulder injury. Dislocation? Separation?

    Go Habs Go!

  502. sidhu says:

    Even Festerling is getting in on the action — he has an assist tonight, his first point as a Bulldog

    http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1007962

  503. RJB says:

    Kaleta has the Carcillo-esque “crazy eyes” I fear one day he may just snap and someone will pay the price…

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    - Bilbo Baggins

  504. Barts says:

    If I gotta hear Miller and McGuire gush over Tyler Myers one more time, I’m going to hurl. He’s having a minus year, mediocre at best…

  505. Hockey Socks says:

    James Duthie tweeted that it’s a separation.

  506. olematelot says:

    Dislocation I’d say, separation I believe is more serious

  507. Fansincebirth says:

    he got called for unsportsmanlike conduct for the shot he took on price

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  508. habs001 says:

    this is the type of game where ak46 and plecks have to show more

  509. habfab14120 says:

    Discussing Max-Pac with y wife and she’s thinking he collapse, blankets and IV could just be that if he broke his arm he went into a little bit of shock.

  510. RGM says:

    Puck hit  him in the ribs, but the same sort of theory applies.

    Go Habs Go!

  511. The_Salted_One says:

    TSN showed a replay letting us see that the puck didnt actually hit him in the arm, but in the chest.

     your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  512. Rudy says:

    I have never seen so much space between the players on the bench before!

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  513. showey47 says:

    Hopefully pouliot will be back for friday.

  514. JIMVINNY says:

    The reffing in that period was brutal.  Why Ruff has so much sway over how a game is called drives me crazy.

  515. sidhu says:

    I was thinking the same thing.

    I also hope that White gets a chance to show us what he did in the pre-season, even though Boyd has 11 goals in 14 games.

  516. habs001 says:

    gion and gomez really battling …after 2 periods plecks looks like he did vs the flyers in the playoffs…

  517. Fansincebirth says:

    I don’t know how we’re going to survive the 3rd period…..

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  518. habfab14120 says:

    Just saw Boone’s note about it being ribs.  Watching on Versus here in B-lo and they hadn’t any word yet.

  519. Big Ted says:

    Would guess separation more likely based on the way he hit his shoulder.

  520. SeriousFan09 says:

    Boyd’s gone cold since Desharnais was called up to the NHL and looking at how waivers are going,  he’d get picked off on re-entry waivers.

     

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

  521. habsruleworld says:

    they are saying that Halpern has flu, but I doubt since He was hit rather hard in head area, hope he’s not concussed.

    Habs still threatening their goalie,

    Habs will score a couple and win this one in my opinion, feel like Subban will be involved in a big way

  522. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Our situation is even worse than Detroit now. 

    Don’t tell me that the Habs have no one of Datsyuk’s caliber – at least their top 2 dmen and top two LW aren’t out of the line-up.

  523. axxerd says:

    Mike Peca is making a lot of sense on TSN tonight.  Glad he was pissed at Martin’s comments on P.K’s celebration.

     

    —-
    Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

  524. naweed235 says:

    hey a question for the guys with more experience here/… whats the average time frame for a shoulder separation or dislocation to heal?

  525. JasonM says:

    Was the hit from behind on Cammy suspendable?

  526. habaholic68NJ says:

    I am worried about MaxPac. Best case scenario is a bruised rib. But if the puck broke a rib, he could be out for 4-6 weeks min.  If the broken rib also punctured his lung (explaining the collapse, then he is out 3-4 months.  

  527. zak says:

    martin is a log in the mud

  528. Hali_Hab says:

     iam sure a broken rib is the not up to  six weeks.. its  more like 2-3 max

     

    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“
    Guy Lafleur.

  529. Rugger says:

    If a dislocation, getting it back in place quickly is key.  Longer it is out, more likely to happen over and over.  I dislocated my right shoulder and it took them 4 hours to get it back in, dislocated it 6 more times before having muscles operated on to shorten them.  20 more years of Rugby and it hasn’t re-occured (knock on wood).

  530. Hali_Hab says:

    If all goes well 3 weeks max.

     

    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“
    Guy Lafleur.

  531. Hali_Hab says:

    If all goes well 3 weeks max.

     

    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“
    Guy Lafleur.

  532. olematelot says:

    separated shoulder severity is measured in degrees of 1 through 4 with 4 being most serious. If he’s out 2 weeks I’d say it’s a 1st degree

  533. habaholic68NJ says:

    Wish you were right but it takes 3 weeks just for the peripheral tissue to enervate over the bone and calcify.  

  534. Ayan_SB says:

    Can we send Craig Rivet a giftbasket for getting us Pacioretty AND Gorges?

  535. habfab14120 says:

    Happy Birthday to local boy Gio.  Bet he’s got a bunch in the stands tonight.

  536. Trenton_Romulox says:

    Dislocated, probably. 

  537. JIMVINNY says:

    F*cking brutal.  He looks hurt bad.

  538. HabsProf says:

    Had PK taunted the Flames bench or any individual players, I’d be down on him.  But that simple little move?  Gimme a break.  He went straight to his teammates to celebrate with them, not to the Flames bench to do some “in your face” move. 

    This was an emotional game.  The Flames fought back from 4-0 and every Hab had to be thinking “Oh no, we can’t walk off with only one point in this one”.  Instead, PK wins it with a bullet shot.  He’s 21 in his first full season and this was his first game winner, an OT goal at home.

    Were he a seasoned 10-year veteran I’d have no problem with a little joy.

    By the way, for those who say no celebration is old school, I seem to remember guys like Tiger Williams and Eddie Shack having some highly exuberant celebrations when they scored.  No one seemed to mind them prancing on the ice on HNIC in front of a national audience.

    The line, as always, is that between honest, heartfelt joy and celebration with your teammates and taunting the other guys, rubbing their faces in it.  PK didn’t come close to crossing it.

    _____________________________________

    They brought their f____ing toys with them!

  539. avatar_58 says:

    Bwahahah Rivet giving advice. PK do you want to be forgotten, scratched and largely a background player no one would miss? Then listen to Rivet. If not, continue to do what you want and we’ll love ya.

  540. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    So am I to take from these events that Gomez doesn’t like PK?

  541. Danno says:

    You’re right Mike. Rivet sounds Cherryesque for sure.

     

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

  542. HabsProf says:

    I watched the game on the Flames broadcast last night (the only broadcast available on Centre Ice in the States) and I noticed two hilarious bits that show how under the radar two great Habs players are. 

    First, the Flames had a quiz asking which of three listed Habs prospects was not formally a member of the Calgary Hitmen.  The amusing thing was one of the “prospects” listed was Josh Georges.  The guy has been playing in the league for 6 years and has 364 games under his belt, but they still refer to him as a prospect! 

    Second, during one stretch when Plekanec made two or three great defensive plays, the play-by-play guy praised him saying “Plekanec is a guy who is known for his offense, but he’s been making great defensive plays all night”.

    And we wonder why Pleks receives no consideration for the Selke (not saying he should win it, but most people don’t even list him in the top 10).

    _____________________________________

    They brought their f____ing toys with them!

  543. HABSsince92 says:

    I saw that as well about Gorges pretty funny and usually the
    Canadian teams broadcasters/producers are more knowledgeable than other
    teams……I remember a game last year or the season before against the
    Panthers and Bill Lindsay answered some fan question on what the ‘h’ stood for
    in the logo and he said Habitants. Embarrassing.

     

    Been a Habs fan since I was in 2nd grade and sat behind Patrick Roy at the Aud.

  544. Rugger says:

    He absolutely should win the Selke, I heard about the offensive Pleks last night and LOL.

  545. fun police says:

    P.K. is great for the game.  These are the types of players that sell the game and will have hockey back on espn.  I’m absolutely amazed how anything pk does ends up being criticized.  look at the idiots that are constantly being suspended for various cheap shots.  the worst pk does is a “bow and arrow” celebration and the rest of the league doesn’t like him.  last night pj stock (who wouldn’t play 10 seconds in the new nhl) was trying to stir the pot by fabricating stories about pk.  i’d suggest stock follow stubbs on twitter to get the real scoop.

    finally, p.k. is becoming a dominant figure on the blueline.  his diving to break up plays, heads up outlet passes and the ability to separate a player from the puck are electrifying.  there are very few vets, let alone rookies who can control a game the way he does.  they mentioned there were 12 scouts at the game last night.  everyone of them would drool over having pk in their system.  

     

  546. notbigbird says:

    Sigh. you just don’t get it, do you? All those heads shots are delivered with the utmost repect.

  547. avatar_58 says:

    Subban: “I’m not afraid of anybody or anything,” he said. “I was just happy, that’s it.”

    This brought a smile that hasn’t left yet

  548. zozotheclown says:

    Both injuries looked bad, sucks to say, hopefully they just looked bad, but aren’t. If I had to bet though, broken wrist and seperated shoulder, but I’m a doom and gloom kind of guy.

  549. SeriousFan09 says:

    Craig, the guy we traded you for plays than better than you with no ACL in his right knee, bugger off. Oh and thanks for bringing in the 1st-rounder so we could get Max Pacioretty and build our All-American line.

     

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

  550. JIMVINNY says:

    I think Wiz is an islander mole, sent here to hurt our players.

  551. hansolo says:

    Way to go for the little guy!

  552. zak says:

    2 goals 2 great deflections

  553. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Well done Desharnais!

  554. sidhu says:

    F Kaleta, one of the biggest a-holes in the league.

    I hope The Wiz rings his bell in a fight.

  555. JIMVINNY says:

    Dammit wiz.  first you kill Max, now you negate a PP.  Come on.

  556. habsfaninboston says:

    Kaleta’s a piece of sh*t.

  557. Hali_Hab says:

     Third game in four nights, down to 9 fowards, tied 1-1 on the road. i’ll take it.

     

    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“
    Guy Lafleur.

  558. joeybarrie says:

    So were gonna lose MaxPac and Cammi for a bit. Boston, Carolina, Washington, Philly, Tampa all going to go into overtime……..Could we be having a worse night?

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  559. HFX-HabFan says:

    Kaleta = embarrassment to hockey.  In the same class as Avery, Ruutu, Carcillo etc.

  560. habs001 says:

    cannot take any penalties in the 3rd and if we get a pp we have to score…

  561. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Cmon Wisniewski….could have had a PP…

  562. Chris says:

    Let me get this straight.  A Montreal reporter asks a former Hab player what he thinks about a young, precocious kid.  That player, Craig Rivet, answers truthfully that he does not care for Subban’s antics.

    Where is the problem?  Look, players around the league don’t appear to like Subban.  I don’t see why that makes them bad people.  Craig Rivet has played 909 games in the NHL and went to bat for his teammates in most of them.  He was a decent defenceman that knew his role.  He was a player rep.  He has been a captain.  Those all indicate to me that his teammates, at least, value his opinion.

    If we don’t want to hear what other players think of current Habs players, we shouldn’t have our media folk soliciting their opinions on the topic.

  563. SeriousFan09 says:

    Why is it guys like Gorges and Markov need ACL surgery and ****s like Kaleta never do? Someone to be said about the luck a schmuck enjoys.

     

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

  564. zak says:

    They grow hab fans young in Buffalo

  565. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Cmon Hockey Gods…

    No Gorges

    No Markov

    No Cammalleri

    No Max-Pac

    No Pouliot…

    Have some mercy please.

  566. habsfaninboston says:

    WTF. Halpern out too?

  567. HabFanSince72 says:

    Great diatribe on Rivet Mr Boone. Couldn’t agree more.

  568. zak says:

    I think he’s jealous he doesn’t have the talent P.K. has

  569. sidhu says:

    Assuming that Max Power and Cammy are out for next game, who do we call-up? 

  570. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    WHAT A SAVE BY PRICE!

  571. Habnofear says:

    Ryan White

  572. punkster says:

    The entire conversation is just ridiculous. Some like it, some don’t. Big deal. Those that seem to want to make an issue of it, on either side, are simply providing Bick’s with more business.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  573. ooder says:

    now that’s a call that went our way

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  574. HFX-HabFan says:

    Weird call…do you think Lindy will do what he does best? 

  575. JIMVINNY says:

    There should have been a 5 on 3 there.  Kaleta needs to get his a$$ kicked.

  576. punkster says:

    Wayne Gretzky

    ***Subbang!!!***

  577. HabFanSince72 says:

    “They’d be out of a playoff spot if they didn’t had Price in goal.” – Pierre Maguire.

    What team wouldn’t be out of a playoff spot without a goalie?

     

  578. VancouverHab says:

    All right, Chris! Great to have the heavy artillary arriving to fire that weight ordnance on the sidfe of the Good Guys…

  579. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    lol that doesn’t make any sense but it’s Kaleta so whatever.

  580. Mark C says:

    I’d guess Wyman, Maxwell, or White.

  581. olematelot says:

    With follow up help from AK46

  582. Mr.Hazard says:

    Hamrlik: what kind of shot was that?

  583. Chris says:

    Or maybe, like me, he doesn’t have the time for show-boats or smack-talkers.  I’m sure if you take a poll of Habs fans, you will find a significant number in both the for and against camps.  They are opinions…everybody’s got ‘em, but ultimately they don’t really affect the outcome of the world much.

  584. sidhu says:

    Countdown to the makeup call…..

  585. zozotheclown says:

    Inserting Pouliot and calling up Boyd would do the trick

  586. king ddd says:

    if only martin responded to dumb calls the way ruff does, the refs wont be such jerks against us

  587. JVF says:

    Carey is cool, calm and collected — Just the way we like him!

  588. Mr.Hazard says:

    Eller’s a beast!!

  589. zak says:

    Gonna be some call ups from the dogs

  590. ooder says:

    like a classless cry baby?

    sure why not

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  591. JVF says:

    Hello, Ryan White? Pack your bags…

  592. HabFanSince72 says:

    Um no.

  593. larisalapointe says:

    A team without an elite goalie?

  594. punkster says:

    ?

    ***Subbang!!!***

  595. Rudy says:

    Versus showing Halpern on the bench rolling his neck, not good

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  596. novahab says:

    The Molsons should hire private investigators to follow some of these refs because they are either betting against the Habs or they are just SOBs. Six of one half dozen of the other there is something up, this has been going on for two years. Giving the Sabres a 5-3 on a iffy call after you let them get away with murder in that period. those idiots on the so called hockey panel said Montreal” GM will complain on the hit on Cammy yea right. There willl be nothing said and this is the problem too. Maybe this is why so many refs fixed games against the Habs. They know they can because nothing will ever be said about them.

  597. kempie says:

    I want so badly for Wiz for take Kaleta aside and feed him his freaking lunch. Please make this happen.

  598. billylove says:

    Is it possible we could get out of this disaster with a point or even two?

  599. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    For a team that’s got guys falling down like the birds from the sky, I’d say this is a potential W.

    Just a note to Max & Darche: Get out da way when Wiz is firing bullets.

    OLE,OLE P.K. nice recovery… Cammi…at least your getting those injuries outta the way before crunch time, just think of that big’ol tire u throw around,you’ll recover in no time.

    What’s with all the slashing penalties these days? Are u listening Pleks? Or is it ‘ol Gilly…Gilllly… Sorry.

  600. habs001 says:

    plecks just not giving the effort like gion and gomez are today…ak46 playing better last few games but there is just something lacking in him even when scores goals in a few games…

  601. billylove says:

    AK46 has no hockey sense. He lumbers around and usually makes poor choices.

  602. vic says:

    The frustrating part is JM on these calls shakes his head walks up and down looks up at the clock and takes out the g.d. pad but not a word to the Refs.

    There will be couple of more should be calls on Buffalo in the third and we will get nailed.

    Passive management

  603. punkster says:

    Back from my walk and I see Subban is OK. What about Halpern? Status?

    Edit…never mind I just saw Boone’s update on Halpern.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  604. HFX-HabFan says:

    Time for the foot soliders and the young bucks to step up.  Play a simple game and make the smart play.  We can still win this thing, it’s only Buffalo!

  605. Captain aHab says:

    I hope they give White a shot….played really well in pre-season and I’d like to see if he can raise his game a notch.

  606. naweed235 says:

    guys what’s all this talk about Martin on PK? what did he say about him?

  607. JIMVINNY says:

    What a load of crap.  Now they’re really f*cking with us.  How come Wiz is the only one who gets called for retaliation.

  608. habsfaninboston says:

    Didn’t see the call on Weber. Phantom call?

  609. JasonM says:

    Hits from behind and headshots… don’t get called in Buffalo.

  610. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    FULL MOON??!?!? Explanation for the weird night.

  611. SeriousFan09 says:

    You have to wonder if Lindy Ruff would have lasted as a coach if he couldn’t browbeat the refs in each game.

     

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

  612. HFX-HabFan says:

    How does Vanek, a $7mil/yr “sniper”, miss the net from five feet out?

  613. Habnofear says:

    Is it ever on Vancouver Island!

  614. JasonM says:

    SUBBAN! WHAT A SAVE

  615. RGM says:

    What a revolting human being Kaleta is.

    Go Habs Go!

  616. habsfaninboston says:

    Nice cheap shot Kaleta.

  617. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    Did you see the ring around the moon last night?

  618. HFX-HabFan says:

    You have to admire the yeoman minutes put in by Gomez and Gionta.  Say what you want, but they really do step up their game when they’re most needed.

  619. Larry says:

    Did you see the official pat Kaleta on the bum? “don’t worry buddy, I got your back”

  620. JIMVINNY says:

    This is brutal.  There’s been several penalties not called against the Sabres.  just brutal.

  621. Hockey Socks says:

    Gomez and Gionta are soldiers.

  622. JasonM says:

    Boone, Subban saved that. Price even patted his bum after that, what a PLAY

  623. punkster says:

    Hmmm, lets see:

    Rule 27.3 b – Hits from behind and headshots don’t get called in Buffalo.

     

    Yep, it’s in the rules.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  624. habs001 says:

    great effort by gomez today but plecks needs a gut check today..can he win one face off please

  625. Rudy says:

    Yup, I caught that

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  626. HardHabits says:

    Don Cherry hockey.

  627. HFX-HabFan says:

    Awesome in-game exchange by Price and Subban.

  628. punkster says:

    11 won, 10 lost…waddyawant, perfection?

    ***Subbang!!!***

  629. HardHabits says:

    wearing visors is so disrespectful too

  630. Big Ted says:

    Not a hard hit, but to me, very similar to the hits we saw last year from Lapierre (4 game suspension), Ovi (2 game suspension), and Hossa (major penalty)… where’s the consistency, all those other guys got way more than 2 minutes, so I suspect a suspension is in order to Mike Weber.

  631. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    dropping like fly’s

  632. PeterD says:

    2 top 6 LW’s hurt…we don’t have any scoring LW’s in Hamilton…do we make a trade for a LW?

  633. showey47 says:

    man,this is a cruel,cruel joke

  634. Hockey Socks says:

    What a disaster.

  635. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    HSBC Arena = the new ACC

    This is actually devastating

  636. petrov14 says:

    This is looking like a costly game already!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  637. Mr.Hazard says:

    WTF IS HAPPENING

  638. RGM says:

    Love the little pat on the head from Carey to PK to say thanks for the save.

    Go Habs Go!

  639. Rudy says:

    Less than 10 minutes to go, these guys have gutted this one out.

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  640. Larry says:

    If they can sneak out of here with a point….it will be saying a ton.

  641. solomio says:

    Just got back to catch the second period. Both teams looked like they’re skating in mud.

    Habs playing a perfect road game. Got to admire them for being able to keep up after last nights game.

    Gotta a feeling that the Sabres will win this one though. Hope I’m wrong.

  642. HardHabits says:

    Gotta say, I was all for him last season but cooled this, however DD is making a case for himself. He’s playing well, making smart plays defensively. I like the symbiosis between Hamilton and Montreal. The call-ups should fit in seamlessly.

  643. PeterD says:

    We have them right where we want them…it’s the 3rd and we are being out played…now for a big Habs goal

  644. Rudy says:

    We are down three forwards, playing the third game in four nights, of course we’re being outplayed

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  645. HabFanSince72 says:

    C’mon Pleks.

  646. olematelot says:

    careful remember Dire Straits

  647. SeriousFan09 says:

    This could be a historic game, most Canadiens players injured in a single match.

     

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


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