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Your Montreal Canadiens.
A team that will not include Kyle Klubertanz when the regular season begins.
Anyone have a stream link for the game?
This place is going to be a zoo tonight. Please stop some pucks tonight Carey so haters don’t have another field day!
Michael Cammalleri-Tomas Plekanec-Benoit Pouliot
Tom Pyatt-Ben Maxwell-Maxim Lapierre
Travis Moen-Jeff Halpern-Aaron Palushaj
Andrew Conboy-Olivier Fortier-Louis Leblanc
Hal Gill-Yannick Weber
Jarred Tinordi-Jaroslav Spacek
Josh Gorges-Kyle Klubertanz
“It must be love!”
- I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
Tells me database servers are experiencing difficulties.
and its streaming here:
RIS I have, but it’s absolute garbage, and I don’t pay for Center Ice because it’s rarely ever HD.
It’s on RIS and Center Ice.
Pretty bad quality, but it’s there!
The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.
If you’re talking TV channels, then obviously I don’t have those channels, if you have it on streams, please post the links.
really? I thought everyone loved “Jeux D’extremes d’été”!
Whats so hard about it? I have it on two different channels.
No Question, it makes no sense not to televise it.
Videotron digital cable, I refuse to deal with bell, the literally stole money from me.
What a horrible pp.
Do you have Bell sattelite? 434
Seriously, I’m 10000% sure if RDS telivised this game it would get better ratings then whatever is on now.
man this is going to be a fun season — i feeeeeeeeeeeeel it
Let’s go, boys!
I can’t believe it’s so hard to see a Habs game. Absolutely ridiculous.
Tinordi skates really well for his size.
Negative on both.
He’s a good looking man, but I just don’t get down that way.
Good for Ben, time he showed something with the big team.
Maxwell House!!! Good til the last drop!
woohoo ben maxwell. Thought pouliot was going to get called for interference though.
Site’s not working, who overloaded it
did i hear palushaj’s name with cammy and pleks? i thought pouliot was playing with those to guys.
if you guys have bell it’s on channel 434
Centre Ice is working! 434 for bell subscribers!
Yeah but it was the bell centre feed, this game isn’t at the same place. I tried the link and it’s useless tonight.
Yes, it was War Hero I believe who found it.
canoe.tv …ive been checkin every couple minutes. cant find anything
My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy
good choice going to crazy horse. it is probably one of if not the top bar/restarurant in kanata
Holy crap I just found a channel in my hotel in Ottawa that shows the game..I’m the happiest chick woman right now!!
YES HABS CAN!!
whats the habs 4 lines tonight plz?
Didn’t somebody find a stream at canoe.ca last night?
I signed up for an account there… now what?
I’ll give RIS another chance.
Gotta agree with you on the crazyhorse. If you like the “scenery” during the day,you should see it at night.
“habs fans booed.” nooooo, you don’t say.
Am I missing something? When I click on the games theres nothing there but a “premium” or “deluxe” button
Gotta see what Pouliot can do with talented linemates
Still looking for one..
My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy
Wow! Redden on waivers. There was a time when I thought he would be a regular Norris candidate.
“Deserves” got nothin’ to do with it.
Anyone have a free stream? haha
Anybody tried watching a game on a Blackberry?? I’m desperate but don’t want to pay hundreds for my data usage
Thats going into favorites
______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.
Nice. Thanks for the link.
Works amazing, been using it for years in europe.
- Commenting from London, England…and its friggin late!
Weak..i was hoping theyd keep paloosh on the top line.
He’s a Halak fan, not a Habs fan.
you are a real piece of work you want auld to start he is keeping us in this game and want to boo give me a break
At least he wasn’t on his knees – he was on his ass for a change. Good deke by Foligno, but our guy just doesn’t come up with the big one.
foligno looks pretty good this pre-season.
I would easily take Tinordi over Spacek right now…pretty sure Price would too.
He’s not even a Halak fan, he’s just a bitter Jack Todd fanboy who parrots everything that hack says.
pound sand non fan
Tired of you rewriting history, Andrew. He was on one knee – open your eyes. Price is horrible.
Every goaltender in the entire NHL aside from Brodeur hugs the post down on one knee. Your masturbatory material Halak does too.
I think you need a woman – or a guy if that’s your thing. Calling me bitter and Jack Todd a hack is just wasting your emotional energy. You don’t have a lot of that to waste after all the Carey-loving.
How do people get away with this? buuuut if anyone says ANYTHING about Price everyone gets their panties in a knot.
Well you are bitter beyond belief (while you defend Andrei Kostitsyn, who has been completely outshone by not 1 but 6 players who were drafted after him in the first round) and Jack Todd never adds anything intelligent to the debate in Montreal, just bitterness about Kopitar not being drafted and Gainey not doing things the way he wanted them to be done.
Ah, but the others usually close the gap. As for Halak – he’s gone. I’ll take Mayer ahead of this puzzle they keep putting out there.
You don’t know me very well, I’m getting married in July.
There you go again, Andrew – rewriting history. Todd did not advocate picking Kopitar – and he has written that on more than one occasion. I did want to take a chance on the big Slovenian – but drafting can be a crap shoot. Price was taken too high – big deal, that’s water under the bridge. I would just like to see a good, solid NHL calibre goalie in there.
Then he’ll get blown out of nets because he has no experience beyond the ECHL, you’ll call him a hack and useless then cry for Petteri Simila or Karri Ramo. Habs fans booing their goalie out of nets because the next guy has to be better, rinse and repeat in the march to futility.
Congratulations. Hope she’s as tolerant as my beautiful spouse. The rec room is wall-to-wall Habs stuff.
You don’t even know who you’re talking to.
Crazy action! We could have been called for a couple – they looked worse than our last penalty.
I dunno how Price saved that one….risky move.
JOSH GORGES for christ sake!!
Am I the only one getting EXTREME lag and choppiness on this channel?
Me too, I’m stickin’ with the radio tonight.
Working fine for me.. :\
Were actually getting away with a lot here for once…if this was against the penguins we’d have 3 guys in the box.
Gorges is doing great getting back to break up scoring chances
Gonchar getting beat by Moen, why does that make me feel so happy?
Been pretty good for me.
doesn’t sound like this game has any flow. so many stoppages. let’s go habs.
Even through the radio I can picture the ugliness of that goal
Good thing this game is in Ottawa. Solid game for Carey otherwise
edit* wrong post
Gotta have that carey.
Lazy move there, Price!
can we start booing now?
aw shucks. confusion between carey and klubertanz?
maxwell with a penalty shot. come on benny!!!!!
Poor unlucky Carey!!! Aw poor guy. He was loafing and kneeling with Spezza in the corner. How was he supposed to know Spezza would shoot that darn black thing? Poor Carey.
He is a truly awful goalie.
lol that was a garbage goal
Damn, penalty shot’s gotta be a goal
Nice pass Klubertanz (sp?)
Here it is, Maxwell — your time to shine!
Troll is trolling.
Go Habs Go!
Truly, you add nothing to this site.
This is BSBB
Kneeling? He was standing up dumbass.
Ouch!…Spacek is bending the pooch over tonight…May be time to head out to pasture for him…
Not the bounce back night CP was probably looking for…
Laffs had a better outing in their loss tonight…
Just Pre-Season…eveyone say it together and breath deep ;-P
“Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”
Preseason, people.. Preseason!
Chill down and have a cold drink – hockey starts in October.
I wonder i that hurt his play in anyway still….
any positives booner? plekky’s goal? first period seemed good. but man did it get away from them.
With no Markov or Hamrlik, there’s no way to put two decent sets of D out for pre-season squads.
he said it 3 times so it must be true!
Just to bring a little humour to the room, NHL.com is claiming the goal that went in off of Niel’s skate was him taking a snap shot!
Not many positives to take from that one, aside from JG’s reliability and dedication.
Spacek suckedTinordi held his own for the most partWeber did not impressGill got hurtLindsay Lohan will send a full sentence in jail before Klubertanz plays for the Habs
The Pleks line had flashesBenny shows flashes, but only flashesMax invisibleThe Dumont line barely played
Mike Boone…..gesticulating…new word for the day.
a sloopy game who cares.
alfie a dirty little sneaky behind the scenes prick kind of player..sneaky little player.
Remember this is not the real team, not even half of it. The D is bound to stink it up, and the offence will be sporatic at best
Going to the fridge now…
We should give Price at least twenty games to gel.
Full Breezer 4 Life
Could we bury Spacek in the minors like the Rangers did with Redden? It is funny how all the experts say it would be the kiss of death as far as signing free agents if you treat players that way, but where is the outrage over the disappearance of Huet and now Redden?
Best advice of the night.
this is funny
and by gel, you mean pine tar his jersey?
I really want to love Weber, but it doesnt seem like he’ll ever be an effective defenseman.
Like I have said all along since last season, Weber is not ready for prime time in the NHL, a draft bust IMO.
Spacek is killing us and will for the next 2 seasons!
It’s only exhibition, but is the “franchise” really ready for prime time in the NHL as well?
“We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “
Disapointing that Dumont barely played……
maybe that 5 on 3 that the habs couldn’t cash in started the momentum switch.
Plekanec and Gorges played good, Palushaj continued to show his potential..great speed and some chances. Maxwell has been working hard.
That’s what Pricey needs…a Goaltender Whisperer.
It’s too bad you (and others) have forgotten how great he was in the playoffs.
good point..sather escapes again.
I would really like to try him at wing.
10 years ago.
Didn’t you also say Subban was an overhyped junior star we should trade before everyone else figures it out when the Habs signed him last year.
Weber’s a project player, anyone beyond a 2nd-round pick (and it’s not like 2007 was a fantastic draft year to begin with) is going to take time.
remember, this is not the real Ottawa team either, but they still scored 6 goals.
Don’t ever miss a chance to point out how “unlucky” St. Carey is, do you? It doesn’t matter how they’re directed on net or from where – they’re going in at an alarming rate.
Please re-watch the 2010 Montreal-Washington series.
Remember folks…The “System” is still in pre-season mode…
Don’t want to injure the “System” before the regular season…
Once the “System” kicks in all this will be forgotten…
Remember what the “System” accomplished last year…
add maxwell to your list.
with the salary cap era, i think you’ll see more high price veterans going the way of huet and redden. they are too expensive for a team to keep when the same result could be performed by a rookie for a fraction of the cost.
My thoughts on the game:
I can’t wait until we see a game with the “real” team.
preseason or not, you still have to stop the puck. 10 goals, 2 games, both losses.
has Price changed since last year? NO!
he doesn’t have the mental toughness or the mechanics to big an NHL goalie. he won’t last.
ok I ‘ll give him 20 games out of respect, then bye bye.
They had their best offensive players out there, we had half a line of ours
oooops me bad…i was talking about reddin.. ur right spacek did play great for us.
Actually, that was the better part of the Ottawa team. just sayin’…
Gorges has had better games??? What game were you watching, Monty
He was great, and it’s preseason now. Vets around his age usually don’t give a crap about preseason and it shows, but its definitely frustrating how bad he’s been.
it couldn’t hurt to try it out. maybe JM will read this and at least think about it.
Snakebit? By the vicious sieve-adder?
When did I say anything about Price? I was laughing because a shot off a skate isn’t a snap shot. You’re the one who only ever posts about Price. I post about all sorts of things on this site, because I’m not a troll like yourself.
Wrong guy, but aren’t you the guy from Brantford who doesn;t give a squat about the Baby Habs in Hamilton and their developemnt and only concerned about the the NHL team?
Just remember, DEVELOPMENT = WINNERS= CHAMPIONS
Have to disagree about your analysis of Weber, it’s going to make it or break it for him this season.
Excellent proposal. I always thought if Streit could make it work how about Weber?
‘Cogito ergo doleo’
And the frosh likes to follow me around on this site as always to get the last word.
You’re messing with the wrong guy in Hamilton, be warned.
The “System” will not be in game shape yet
Spacek has been brutal in his two games, but he’ll gear his game up and be better in time for game 1 of the regular season.
mmmmmmmmm swiss cheese
Lol. But seriously, he has a cannon for a shot and seems tohave good offensive instincts. I mean it. Try Weber at RW.
I’m so f***** tired of people making excuses for Price!
he’s awful! I wish the Price lovers would see reality- HE’S NOT AN NHL GOALIE AND NEVER WILL BE!!!!!!!
Skynet was a system… lets not forget what happened there
I’d like to see Leblanc get a shot with better linemates before being sent down.
Ah – the “troll” accusation. It’s an honour to have you call me that because it shows that you have no argument for just how bad this goalie really is. Watch the game without your Carey love-glasses.
“Jm needs to work on his math”
I like watching the Bulldogs, but I also know the Bulldogs are a conduit for the Montreal Canadiens. I know what happens when prospects are rushed. Max-Pac with 1 year of NCAA and half a season of AHL? Mistake. Guimauve skipping the Hammer? Crybaby attitude and marshmellows between the ears aside, still a mistake. SK with half a year in Hamilton? Oh that was a mistake. Price? Should’ve spent 07-08 with the Dogs as well.
I’m all for prospect development, I don’t think anyone should be rushed and I was arguing with people here for half the damn 09-10 season to NOT rush PK up, not to talk about these crazy Markov trades and drop it all on Subban’s head to carry offence and QB the PP unit. Weber, who knows, Mark Streit took to his mid-20s to make the NHL.
could we do the same for Gomer? 7.3 mil we can’t afford on a perrennial 12 goal scorer.
just waive him, and stick him in Hamilton where he belongs.
I think “The System” got traded to St. Louis.
agreed. i preface this by informing i only heard the game. BUT, i didn’t hear his name coughing up the puck. i DID hear him make a save on spezza in the crease off a rebound. i’m not too concerned about gorges. he’s pretty solid to me.
sorry, Halak is gone!
I laughed hard at this one, nice one.
but we had the thoroughbred in nets.
Calm down, Mr. 10 Hours.
You can’t predict the regular season from what happens in the preseason. BUT it is an indicator (we can argue about degree).
Our record means nothing but the play is enough to make even some die hard fans nervous about the season.
There’s time to turn things around but right now I’m feeling mighty nervous about Price and Spacek.
Go Habs Go!!
whatever helps. we should start a foundation. i’ll chip in. if my allegiance is in question know it’s for price. go habs!
Again, you go straight to Price instead of acknowledging I wasn’t even talking about him. You’re trolling for a response.
you can chill with the thoroughbred.
I actually think “the thoroughbred” is an appropriate name, but soon we’ll be putting him out to pasture for good!
CP needs to take respondsibility. It seems that he is always very defensive about his performances. If he does not aknowledge his poor play he’ll never become an effective NHL player. It’s not the fans or media’s fault that the puck goes in. He needs to look himself in the mirror and be his owm critic. Having said all this I still would not boo the guy.
CBC is streaming VAN-ANA pre-season match, Koivu, Selanne and Ryan in the lineup for Ducks.
i think price is playing a rope-a-dope move in the preseason. let the league think he’s swiss cheese, then when the regular season starts, straight gouda baby!
I’m flipping between that and the UFC ppv
Haha nice straight gouda
just like a pool hustler…eh? I pray you’re right.
I love it!
or start chanting GLUE!!! every time he lets one in (jks)
maybe. all kidding aside, for me, i don’t mind that gomez doesn’t score goals. in my opinion, that’s not the strength of his game. he’s a playmaker, he makes it so that others score the goals. granted his salary is evidence of a time long gone, pre-salary cap. is he worth that? i think we all know he’s overpaid, but i think he’s a good competitor and a more than competent passer. if gio nabs 30+ goals for the habs, then gomez is doing is job.
i am ready for the retaliation.
I agree with you 100% on your post but Weber is not ready and there will be other draft prospects ahead of him.
Too many Gainey supporters here, but he should take the fall for the development of Price. Pacioretty and Latendresse to name a few.
But we traded the wrong goalie IMO to make Gainey look good. Big mistake.
You have the right guy. I remember retro saying the same thing also. He’s just back peddling because he got another of his “mark my words” predictions wrong,yet again. If he actually has a job,i can only hope its not giving financial advice or sky diving lessons.
I don’t think Pacioretty was really intentional, he became a victim of spot-filling when the injuries knocked around the 08-09 squad and they were just grabbing any warm body from HAM who had some points. I think the 10-11 season in Hamilton will do him a ton of good.
Where’s the Spacek that went man-on-man with Ovechkin until his inner ear issues? I miss that guy.
OMG Spacek is sucha Troll! Hes a Halak fan!
seriously though hes having a real bad night..
Through two games, as bad as Price has been, Spacek has been that much worse.
These teams aren’t fair, though. Most of Ottawa’s roster players vs a bunch a MTL kids.
Spacek!! Send him to CBUS or EDM. I’d play OB full-time over him.
Kinda the opposite of last night.
Remember that time you claimed Leafs would finish ahead of the Habs like 5000 times? Don’t pretend you know anything about hockey.
What is your problem dude? What did I say that warrants an attack?
An attack? That was no attack, that was me just reminding you how terrible you are at predicting anything, and if you say a certain situation is cause for worry there’s a 99% chance it’s not.
As Carey Price so eloquently stated: ” some people really need to chill”.
Andrew, save it for a real argument please. No need to antagonize in pre-season on a pretty minor comment.
I’m just warming up for the real season.
You think the fans in Montreal will give Price 10 games to come into his game? You have more faith in them than I do.
everyone needs to calm down on the goaltending and make proper judgements after 10 games with the real D including markov
Don’t know why people are freaking out – it’s preseason.
San Jose is 0-2, does that mean they’ll be fighting for a lottery pick this year?
Edmonton and Calgary are 2-0, so I suppose they’re cup contenders..
The record is not relevant but the play on the ice is troubling. If the team play and overall defensive play does not get progessively better as pre season goes on then it IS time to worry.
No doubt the first spezza goal was weak. He was so left out to dry afterwards by some of the worst defensive play i’ve seen in years,mainly from spacek. But if he is going to be our #1,he still needs to make the odd big save. The number of breakaways and odd man rushes was unreal.
Unfortunately when the defence has as many lapses as it did tonight, the odd big save won’t be enough. On nights like tonight he’d have to have the best game of his career to salvage a win.
And there lies one of the problems. Why does one player get a free pass when another doesn’t? We saw this all year last year with guys like mab getting all kinds of ice time no matter how much he screwed up and obyrne would ride the pine if he farted on the team charter. Spacek shouldn’t get a free ride because he is a vet and is supposed to lead by example. Looking like a defensive sieve doens’t do any of our prospects any good considering he is being paired with tinordi. Who do you think would be taking the heat this pre-season had spacek been traded to us as part of the halak deal? Not price. Guess who it taking the heat due to the results of spacek’s (and others) horrible defensive play?
So we’re back to the system and the gel period?
Auld looks old. Like maybe a candidate for waivers. Better to have Sanford as Price’s back-up and mentor. Problem is Sanford will out-duel Price. Seriously, sorry to bust the Price bubble but Sanford is better at this moment then Price is.
Not to worry. Habs’ll win the Cup with Mayer in nets in the near future.
Meh, Mayer’s a paper hero, wait till Petteri Simila gets over here from Finland! He’ll win it all.
The next HIO factions shall be Mayer/Simila. Choose your sides commentariat. You my friend, have lobbed the 1st salvo!!!
Just for some perspective: last pre-season, the top goal scorer was Viktor Stallberg, the top point getter was Mike Comrie, and the top goalie was Chris Mason.
The year before the top goal scorer was Corey Perry, the top point getter was Andy MacDonald, and the top goalie was Michael Leighton.
My point? I don’t really have one, other than that maybe those who are saying “it’s just preseason” have a point. That being said, i agree that Carey needs to have the attitude that no goal is a good goal, given his current situation…fair or not. Let’s hope he rounds into form by October 7!
Did you say TROLL booth?
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
Things could be worse. We could still have Komisarek who was -3 tonight.
Oh i agree, just based on lineups alone i pretty much had this pencilled as a loss unless price played out of his mind and got offensive production from everybody. I already knew their PP would kill us considering who they had dressed and who we didn’t have dressed. What i really don’t get is how price’s play is being so scrutinized from meaningless preseason games yet not one word about spacek. Who IMO has been one of the worst player in camp. Easily the worst among the players who are expected to make the team.
It’s because Larry Robinson wasn’t traded away this summer.
i agree whole heartedly that he needs to make the odd big save.. but in pre season it’s cool if he doesn’t.
i mean if this was playoffs or regular season then i totally agree with u.
88 is the new 23
considering how Spacek stepped it up in the playoffs after coming back from a pretty bad virus.. i think he gets a free pass in the pre season.
everybody knows what he can do.
Price on the other hand.. not so much
88 is the new 23
We can boo, whine and moan, but Price is our goalie. It’s not up for discussion, as there seems to be no plan if he falters. Either he plays like this in the regular season, which we fear, or he gets his act together.
So we look to the positives as fans. How about those young forwards, eh? I bet they can score eight goals every game!
Jeez, how much rust does Price have on him?!?!?
carey price was -4….it is worse
to all the people on the price band wagon,,,,i have this bridge for sale..all you have to do is put a toll booth on it…imagine all the money you can make,,,now imagine carey as a superstar goalie…..same deal here
you know i heard the score 6 -2 and i was just like wtf price.
i didn’t get to see the game because i had a ball hockey game of my own.
then i saw the replays.. and even though the first sepzza goal was very weak..
the defense was soooo bad
i mean.. i saw cooommmon.. poor guy lol
Thinking your tag line says everything about you anyone has to ever know. Haha!
It’s well known that goalies sometimes have to bail out their team during an off game, but the team has to return the favour eventually
You’re right, but if he doesn’t gain their confidence, this will continue to happen. I lived this, played defence, and saw that when teams believe in their goalie, good things happen.
If they don’t, less than good things happen. And you are seeing the D making goofs out there, are you not?
So, let me get this right. It was Spacek’s lack of confidence in Price which caused him to cough up the hairball two games ago to give Bergeron the breakaway and the goal? If Spacek had more confidence in Price, he wouldn’t have made such a terrible decision himself?
I’m just askin…………. .
A man’s attitude… a man’s attitude goes some ways. The way his life will be. Is that somethin’ you agree with?
I am not excusing Spacek for boneheaded plays, but you are on the right track, yes.
You were a coach?
After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
– Steven Tyler
Hoping the team plays as they have for the last game and a half and to see some of the kids shine. Anybody else feeling bad for Desharnais? On any other franchise not currently laced with smaller players, he would already be up.
Exactly, the Habs can’t afford to dress another smurf. With another team he might have a shot, but even elsewhere he would have to convince a lot of sceptics.
RGM, for all the things you and other Price fanatics have said about me and others ,if what I typed tonite hurt …good!
It doesn’t hurt me, because I’m a better person than you. You’re scum. Just some douchebag hiding behind a computer screen. But it is deeply offensive to a large number of people out there, particularly those who are survivors or relatives of the Holocaust committed by the Nazis against the Jewish people. To lump anybody on this website, regardless of which hockey player they like more than another hockey player, in with what Nazis did is despicable. It shows what kind of a person you truly are.
uh 10 goals in 2 games. can’t stop a breakaway.
Price is the problem! so is the D!
Carey and his team mates recognize if he lets in just one bad goal he will be vilified in Montreal. How does anyone perform under that kind of pressure? Even with icewater for blood it has to get to you. An athlete has to be relaxed AND confident in order to perform at a high level. This is very troubling, and yes I realize it is pre season. But what happens in the first home game? We don’t have the luxury anymore of playing Price in the away games.
Looks like its Habs lobotomy time already.
Price was brought up too soon if I remeber carbonneau wanted him in Hamilton.He was voted an all star which he wasnt ( I wonder who voted for him) left in night after night getting bombed then left in during the playoffs and getting bombed.Good way to bring up a young goaltender and help his confidence now home town crowd booing him,(Wonderful)
I hope he gets to hell out of town and away from this where he will shine.
No RGM ,I’m the Jewish person and your the Drama Queen Douch bag….And let me remind you fool it’s people like you who don’t allow other opinions in a blog site or any other form of free speech IN ORDER TO TRY AND BRAINWASH OTHERs who truly act like Gustapo. Hope you enjoyed the game Fuc-r….
Lappys been quiet tonight..
I’m curious — would anyone take Souray off of re-entry waivers (assuming he was put on) and put him in the lineup in place of Spacek?
Spacek is going to be seeing the number 71 in his nightmares tonight.
Spacek getting deeked out of his jock again.
Right on target triple x.
[Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.
The crowd is dead — for a Canadian market, this is pretty sad
No, no and no.
I remember his defence, we want a sieve with a PP laser, we can re-sign MAB.
Three on one with Spacek caught. Oy Oy Oy
He’s had an underwhelming game to say the least.
I would in a second. He has two big assets, tough and menacing on defense and has a cannon of a shot.
I live near Ottawa. Crowd fits the population…
Gosh what a horrible D. Time to make a few cuts.
Good Save on the 3 on 1!!!
Saku you’ll always be #1
Right now, I’d take Matthieu Carle over him.
Spacek has had better nights.
The D is the whole problem not Carey. Light ‘em up baby.
Wow. I know it is preseason but Spacek looks terrible. Not to mention the rest of the D. Odd man breaks all over the place. Poor price
Except he’s injury-prone and he’s a career minus player, 20+ G seasons matched with -20 differentials.
Tinordi should get an assist on this one.
Team A is just terrible. 10+ odd man rushes tonight.
Note to all the Price lovers who are complaiing about the “D”: It’s just a preseason game and they are chipping away the rust.
When does RDS next show a game?
yuck, terrible play by Tinordi AND Carey
I thought Spatch was supposed to be more comfortable on the right side – or is he back on the left tonight?
Oh, and so much for the team giving (on-ice) support to their goaltender.
i didn’t even know he was in the line-up if you hadn’t typed it. been listening to cjad. and they haven’t called him out too much.
Plus he is SO GORGEOUS.
Gill has been out since the first period..spaceks having a bad night..gorges has been good..the rest, not so much.
Um, tomorrow I believe, against Minnesota. Gui will play
Senators big men are playing against our youngstersn who are playing their first time in the NHL…no need to panic guys..seriously..can’t wait to see the real team play
He is no defense marvel for sure, but I have always loves his toughness and willingness to go to the aid of a team mate. I worry about his injuries though. Other than O’Byrne and who knows if he even plays there is no one to put fear in opposition forwards.
carey should play with team b. at least once.
Damn. The “D” Has been ROUGH tonight…..I feel really bad for Spacek, who has certainly seen better nights, and Carey, who should be dry as a bone right now from all the hanging out he’s done….
Monday against Florida, amazingly, they did not want the rights to St. Guimauve’s return to MTL.
After Gorges I’ve found Tinordi has been next best. Weber, Klubertanz, Spacek and the rest have been pretty much terrible. Tinordi’s play is a huge positive though.
Boone, any word on Gill’s injury?
Note to all the Price lovers who are complaining about the “D”: It’s just a preseason game and they are chipping away the rust.
Oh, I thought Minnesota vs. Montreal was on RDS. My mistake, Shiloh.
Just in case it was missed earlier, if you support the goaltender of the Montreal Canadiens, you are now dubbed part of “the Price gestapo” by a member of this site. That’s right, supporting Carey Price = you’re a Nazi.
Thank you, xtrahabsfan, for reminding me why Boone’s game blog threads for six months ended for me where the border for the Comments section begins. Absolutely disgraceful and revolting.
It doesn’t overly matter, after this 4 games in 4 nights is over there will be a bunch of cuts.
Ey Gui! Qu’est ce qui s’passe mon chum??!?!?!?
I’m with you bud. That’s just terrible.
funny, i don’t see any swastikas on my sleeves.
You really are a depraved idiot. I have no problem whatsoever with people who disagree with me and express their differing viewpoints. If you want to post here, on your blog, on your Twitter, go scream in the town square whatever you want, go for it. “Brainwashing” others isn’t something on my agenda. Clearly, it can’t work with you given the absence of a brain to wash. What I have such an issue with when it comes to the Price-bashing here isn’t that people disagree with me, it’s that they’re being so disagreeable about it. People who come here for one reason only–to rag on Carey Price–why would I be favourable to them? The only time you see these people posting is if it’s anti-Price this or anti-Price that. I have no qualm with their right to be wrong and be rude about it, but of course I’m going to step up and defend the goalie for the Canadiens when he’s being attacked. And I am damn sure going to step up when an ignoramus like yourself comes along and out of the blue starts calling people the “Price Gestapo” because it reveals just how truly warped they are in their perspectives. In any event I am done with you. Done. You are beneath contempt, you do not deserve my time, and you will damn sure not get another moment of it.
Isn’t that the same as the Price haters (Halak lovers) do with the “The D plays shaky cause they have no confidence in Price”
It’s not that they just suck…
Yep, Born Under a Bad Sign: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RECUlpVPzN4
god, and here we thought we had a good game for our guy…
why didnt he shoot right at him like our guy did?
Alright Price, I’ve been one of your biggest supporters for a long time now. But for the love of god, stop a puck. No more excuses.
Breath in, breath out. Now repeat with me… PRE-SEASON, PRE-SEASON.
What the hell happened, I left for a minute it was a tie game
C’mon Carey! We got your back (we have to dammit)
and the trolls are out in force..
LOL! It’s funny how many people on here have little brains…
Haha, k, see, now that is funny
I almost thought you said Hala, k, see now that is funny
Quickly? Three years of suckitude later the natives are getting restless for a real goalie.
Three years? Care to review his stats and come back with a more accurate description?
What a joke!! Most of the douchebags against him, have been since Huet got traded his rookie year.
Since when do facts have to get in the way of a good argument? LOL
Come on chuck,everybody knows according to the mayans calender the only date that matters for goalie success is anything after january 1st 2009
This overhyped goalie has just failed to impress me time and again.
That’s OB’s job.
lmao,no kidding. He’s been god awful. Foligno alone made him look like a echler at least 3 or 4 times tonight.
Spacek should just turn around and fire it at his own net. This is ridiculous.
this one made me chuckle.
Worse. They cut to commercials during a rush. They also have two guys in studio that they cut to during the game.
I just order RIS hoping to see the game tonight… What do you mean it’s not in full… They just show highlights?
I wouldn´t mind a good Paul Robinson night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB2Q7aUYdQs&feature=related
Just like Price, were it not for bad luck, they’d have no luck at all…
OOH AAH – HABS ON THE WARPATH!
Heres hoping Price doesnt have a Paul Robinson night….
Wow, that must have sucked! The ball hopped over his foot just as he was about to kick it!
well that period up and sucked. i hope carey finishes this one, he was getting it done until that spezza behind the red line goal. maybe JM can light a fire under these guys. calling it a comeback.
CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY ( we need to give theo’s nickname to carey… 4 or more) …. the only weak link going into this season is what was our strength last year… GOALTENDING… SOB im pissed….
I think Pricey’s confidence is shattered.
When do they start cuttin’ im getting impatient here. i wan’t to see a full team. By the looks of it.. Maxwell and pleks and gorges are the only guys playing,
I hope the fans back in Montreal realize…THIS IS PRESEASON.
Yes price should have had one of those goals.. but whats with all the breakaways
i can’t handle Spacek! i hope he’s a healthy scrath every single game.
2-1 Habs before I started watching.
Now it’s 4-2. Safe to say I should stop watching?
The ONLY weak link is our goaltending… LOL!
Your only weak link is your brain!
I’m still having a tough time figuring out the Ottawa penalty shot call. The reason what Butler didn’t get a shot away on the breakaway was because the puck was bouncing after receiving the pass and hopped over his stick, not because of anything that Georges did.
the paperwork is in the mail to have your TV blown up
ah the fans and media have the sky falling again during the PRE season …… sometimes i wonder why i love this team cause the “other” aspects that go along with being a fan with this club is pathetic
6 shots, 3 goals. When does this guy start to take the game seriously?
i love how we’re giving up on our goalie after two pre-season games.. Its gonna be a long year for you trolls. just calm the down chill out! why do we overreact… ahhh we the fans are the best and worst thing about this franchise
So it looks like we’re cutting Team A this year
this is why we have pre season so we can work out the kinks price will learn from these goals and he will only get better … plus the d is playing shiet.
well atleast the most obvious weak spot is our goaltending…
p.s GFYS dummie
Correct me if I’m wrong, but pre-season, regular season or post-season, the job is still to STOP pucks from going in the net, no?
Horrible D – letting in a breakaway every minute but Price is not helping either. He was solid until the 2nd period started, but he was weak in period 2.
Hope it’s just rust.
Hahaha…aside from Pleks
you’re right but pre-seasons means the guys in front of the guy whos job is to stop pucks, are not the guys in regular season or post-season.. think of that do you think there would be this many breakaways with 5 vet defence and pk? i dont think so.
You’re right. However, getting mad about it is DUMB because it doesn’t matter. So complain all you want, the only person suffering and will continue to suffer is YOU!
Not everyone who critizes Price is a troll. Some people just have their eyes open. I’m not pro or anti Price, I don’t give a s**t either way, I just want a goalie who stops giving up at least one soft goal every game. This is ridiculous.
OK, Mr 3 Carey-bashing-posts-in 4 minutes, we get it. you may shut up now, unless you have something new to add
I’m beginning to wonder if Price will win a game this year?
and is he ever going to stop a breakaway?
habs are in deep trouble.
just as I thought. NO GOALTENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can we make Sanford our #1 goalie?
the problem with price is what HAS ALWAYS BEEN…. he can play a game so spectacular like you’ve never seen a goalie play until he gives 1 or two bad goals that have no buisness going in and its all downhill from there… and sadly this is not a problem that training and practice can solve… its all mental and from the looks of it he aint got it… preseason or regular season dont matter… a game is a game
One of the goals was bad, but he stopped I think 3 breakaways this period, let 2 in. Sucks but if you’re going to let that many breakaways go a few will go in.
Carey’s GAA will take a hit tonight.
The most obvious because you know nothing about hockey.. that’s the only weakness you can spot.. the obvious one…
don’t forget cammy!
Yeah, OK, but a shot from BEHIND the goal line?
I think your posts-per-minute rate is ridiculous. calm yourself, hater
amen, at this rate Price will never come back after this season, no matter how well he plays. he’ll be leaving. The those trolls who are responsible will kick themselves once he plays super with another club.
And the job for Forwards is to make sure the puck is up front in enemy territory as much as possible. And the D’s job is to make sure the puck manned by the opposing team doesn’t get behind them for breakaways. Did you know that?
Huh, Boone? First you say this
“Butler on a penalty shot. Four GA on Price … again”
and then say
“Repeat after me: It’s only the pre-season.”
Just because people dont like the way a certain person plays doesn’t make them a troll. Ive been a habs fan all my life, but its not like I have to like every single player who’s ever been in Montreal…. People on here are ridiculous. If anyone says anything about Price, that automatically makes them a troll, Halak fan, not a real montreal fan?
Guess who won’t be answering questions from the reporters again tonight…
so you’re telling us that Spacek and Gorges won’t be playing in the regular season?
and unfortunately Price will, aat least until management realizes he can’t stop a puck, or win a game, then off to Hamilton or another team he goes. ole ole ole ole!
Sorry not a troll.. you’re a spammer… google the word and you will understand.
Let me ask you a question? How many games has Price won since the All star game in Montreal? He sucks! Just admit it people. The Habs management are just embarrased and frustrated cause they can’t brain wash us. We are not dumb fans.
ON a positive note…. It’s pre-season and it’s the 2nd game I’ve seen Rask play…and he’s been impressive. WOW…is he the next Dominick Hasek?
OK, so the Spezza goal was awful. Big deal. THe pre-season is to get rid of the rust and the guys who aren’t ready to play at this level. The team from games 1 and 3 will contribute 1/4 of the regular team and the Game 2 team will contribute 3/4’s.
I’m not real happy about what I am seeing tonight, but the only peope who are happy are the bunch saying “I told you so!”. We really don’t need you guys around. You’re wathing tonight for rthe same reason a lot of people watch NASCAR. You’re hoping for a wreck.
Prediction: Carey plays the 3rd and plays well, but I don’t see the team winning this game.
Come on man, Carey is a VICTIM…bad bounce, defensive mistake, penalty shot. How much more can the Fraudchise take??
lol, my point still stands… 3 of 20 aint great
And what’s with Spacek? Tinordi looks better than him right now!
Well I guess there’s a difference. Spacek has a fixed spot on the team and Tinordi is trying to impress the coach and organization.
Well that’s not the case with you.,, You are part of the trolls… How about not posting 4 comments in the last 15 minutes bashing Price in different ways…
Problem is, it’s not Carey’s mental makeup that causes Spacek to play like a pylon or a questionable penalty shot call.
why are you posting. Every post you’ve posted so far has been contradicted. so stop posting shut off your computer, throw it out the window and go to bed.
Guess who’s behaving like a classic troll…
ok there mr. Rocket Richard… you probably know more about hockey than everybody else here b/c you’ve been playing in the NHL for the last 20 yrs…… congrads
Just because people dont like the way a certain person plays doesn’t make them a troll. Ive been a habs fan all my life, but its not like I have to like every single player who’s ever been in Montreal…. People on here are ridiculous. If anyone says anything about Price, that automatically makes them a troll, Halak fan, not a real Montreal fan?
Just because people dont like the way a certain person plays doesn’t make them a troll. Ive been a habs fan all my life, but its not like I have to like every single player who’s ever been in Montreal…. People on here are ridiculous. If anyone says anything about Price, that automatically makes them a troll, Halak fan, not a real Montreal fan?
Why don’t you grab a flight with Réjean Tremblay to go cheer for the Lightning?
Tukka Rask doesn’t seem to have any rust..
I see the Price gestapo is so angry right now,it must hurt to be allways wrong…I hope Carey gets better but some of his Anglo fans arn’t worth a pinch o do do…they are the Trolls!
Save% would suck too, good thing these don’t count
And don’t forget BASTA yesterday!
well, price may have had a bad period…but, this seems to be a better outing than the game on wednesday for sure. hopfully he can come back better even next game. But gotta admint, he should have had the 2nd goal…but the other 2 had really no chance on.
I think people who are read habs fans…that bleed blue blanc rouge hate Carey Price..and those that are fans of the CH but don’t really care are the ones saying CHILL out it’s only pre-season.
I have NHL centre Ice..I’ve been watching Chicago, Detroit, Boston, etc…and all their goalies are taking things seriously. Price is a bust…We need to find a number 1 goalie…he won’t last the season.. NO WaY…not in Montreal
I think you nailed it right there. Most vets don’t really bring it in the preseason. Cammy is the same, he’s looked better because Plekanec has been on fire.
Poor CP and poor Habs. It wasn’t that long ago that he was great on breakaways/penalty shots. But that effing All Star game followed by the Habs collapse of 09 followed by Halak’s ascendancy last year have totally messed with the guy’s head. He’s a mess between the ears.
wow, shows how much you know if you think Price can go to Hamilton. and Spacek shouldn’t play in the reg season and gorges wasn’t on for those goals.
They’re not trolls….just ridiculously obsessed.
Guess who’s riding Carey all night long….
Rask is also playing behind the best defensive team in the conference.
How dare you make a joke about the franchise….you silly little troll you.
Feel free to express yourself should you ever find anything positive to contribute.
Then maybe you should go root for the B’s.
its only the preseason has carey been bad yes but he has played better today, do we want him to play bad in the preseason or in january, lots of players play bad in the preseason its not how you start its how you finish so stop the booing Jaro is not coming back, mayer is not ready and carey will be the starter we want providing all the bashers don’t run him out of town
Actually, his GAA and save % will actually improve after this game. Hard to get worse than the 8.00 GAA and 0.500 sv% he had coming in to tonight…
Actually, that was funny (even for a troll).
i’m holding out judgement on the habs until next thursday, the game against buffalo. by that time the team should be pretty much solidified.
not that i’ll flush the season down the toilet if they lose that game also. hell, i stuck with the habs through the lean, and i mean LEAN years (1995 – 2001), and if i can smile through that, i can smile through a couple of soft pre-season goals. carey’s our goalie, ergo, he’s my goalie. go habs!
Last game for Klubertanz I’ll bet.
A better outing? He’s given up four goals against half a roster of minor leaguers.
Think about it. None of these guys post until Price makes a mistake (which of course happens when you are a human being). Then they continue to post the same thing over and over. Then they do it again the next day and the next.
Of course, that’s not normal passionate fan behavior. In fact, that’s not normal human behavior.. Who does that? Who complains over and over and over and over about the same thing and then expect people to like them?
bingo!! i hate the bleeding B’s, but there’s no denying that their defensive play is quite good.
Probably most of them know very little about hockey, is my guess. These folks get defensive and offended very easily, and won’t listen to a rational argument because they do not know how to counter it.
Hence the name calling you see here all the time.
And that’s my first double for the liveblog this season, my over-under is 15.
Pretty much and the vets are feeling a bit cautious after the Mueller and Harding injuries, everyone’s sweating being the next guy to get knocked before the real games start. No one is going to throw too much into this and I sometimes wonder if Hamrlik is really injured when he misses each pre-season.
how do you like your crow, with or without feathers. he’ll answer the call.
Anglo? HAHAHA! You’re stupid and racist too? Should have expected that from a low-life.
Almost all shots against the Bruins are from bad angles and far out. Julien is a brilliant coach. And any rebound is instantly cleared. Not to mention trying to pass through the slot seems to be impossible against them.
New Jersey? Philly? even Pittsburgh are all arguably as good if not better than Boston. Boston has Chara for half a game, but Seidenberg, and Hunwick arent names that strike fear in the hearts of opponents. Try Pronger, Coburn, Timmonen, Carle Meszaros and O’Donnel.
Boston, this year they don’t even have Wideman. They will be weaker on the backend this year, but pretty powerful up front, even with Savard out.
Edit: and if we’re excusing PRice for being poor due it the exhibition roster in front of him, then give Rask credit for being excellent despite having a pre-season defense in front of him,
Oh Captain my Captain…
Considering Hamrlik NEVER gets injured, yeah him being out the last 3 preseasons is pretty funny.
If only he could hold on to those tricky 3-0 series leads…
sadly, i agree with you. too many times his name is coupled with unfortunate results.
sadly because i like typing that name.
Boston plays 5 man defense. NJ used to be great but they’re not the same anymore. NJ traps the neutral zone, Boston masters their own zone better than anyone else. Pittsburgh is good defensively sometimes, and other times terrible.
Everyone loves saying his name, shame he just isn’t good enough.
Even worse? Tore Vikingstad said he was retiring from Norway’s National Team!
i think this remark is the essence of the whole price drama. it’s not about us. it’s not about who’s right or wrong. who gives a crap about that. i don’t. i like price. i think he’ll be fine. you don’t like price. fine. but to say i’m wrong about cheering for a player seems to miss the point of rooting for the habs, in my opinion.
a man can dream. there’s still palushaj. unless he continues his revolving into the penalty box.
makka83,anything you say or type is dribble,heck as a fanatic you can’t even pick a proper athlete to rave about,heh heh heh!I follow Les Canadiens and you follow Carey Price and nothing else you poor bastard!
It would be you that proves the Godwin Rule. Of all your brain-dead idiotic posts, likening Price supporters to Nazis is the most vile and repugnant thing you have done. It is offensive and revolting, and I truly hope that Boone, Stubbs, or one of the other moderators of this site see your post and take the appropriate action and ban your pathetic membership from this site.
You’ll have to speak up – I’m wearing a towel.
I approve of your comment
I had a feeling that once that fluky goal went in off of Price’s leg, things would start getting bad. Then after being undressed with 2 back to back goals, it was g’night Carey. I’m willing to excuse these 2 losses and rack it up to pre-season rustiness but he better bring his ‘A’ game when we play the Leafs on opening night, or he’s got some esplainin to do, chill or no chill.
i have to defend my title
Im in! I hope you guys know your stuff!
So I’m restarting a HIO fantasy league I made last year on Yahoo. Any HIO user feel free to join!
Yahoo League ID: 61051
can’t we waive Spacek like Ny did with Redden? then if nobody picks him up, stick him in the minors.
At least Hammer’s contract will be off the books after this season; Spacek’s will be on for this year AND next.
Mehehee..leave the boy alone now……………………………………………………………….
Uhhh… I assume you mean the fact that we wasted a high draft pick on him, in which case, I can think of many, many examples to refute that.
The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.
The torch be yours to hold it high!
you dont think he has been held accountable for that largely one sided perspective? I would argue, never in the history of this franchise has one player been turned on so quickly.
Price: Never in the history of this franchise has so much been given for so little.
didnt see the goal was it soft or the usual Price luck?
If it wasn’t for bad luck, wouldn’t have no luck at all…
“Born under a bad sign”
I’m watching the game on RIS. What’s with the fake crowd noise that they’ve got mixed in with the live audio at the arena? Is this an Ottawa thing?
RIS is TERRIBLE! I still can’t figure out why they don’t show the whole game???
If Price was playing in some southern US city, he’d have a bright future ahead of him. With the Habs, it’s going to be tough.
hailing from north carolina, i can tell you that’s true. here, if the team sucks, people just don’t pay to go to the games. they are fair-weather fans for the most part, so they wouldn’t drop coin to go to a game and boo the boys. i mean, the canes won the cup five years ago, and they can’t sell out a home game. that is, unless ovechkin or crosby comes to town, and even then i bet you could go to the arena and get tickets that day and have a good selection of seats. kinda pathetic. but then again i’m a habs fan. one of a decent handful down here, too.
wow, 8 goals on 27 shots… .700 and 4 GAA… really glad this sh- don’t count
Tsk! Troll, hater, drunk, débile, ta mère, etc… Can you not voice an opinion here without being branded a traitor, an a** or a simpleton? And sorry if I type faster that any of you can stand it… I’m DYING for this guy to make big saves and I keep defending him, but sometimes…
He’s stopped three breakaways…why don’t you mention those?
We are voicing our opinions about you! We cannot voice our opinions without you complaining about it?
so here’s what happened.
Price let in a terrible goal from behind the net. that goal deflated the team, gave Ottawa momentum, and Ottawa took over. that’s what a goal like that does. it kills your team!
Price has killed the season for the habs! he won’t get better! he will remain the same. he’s history with this team. ok Sanford, come on down!
i guess since you’ve already predicted this season over there’s no need to watch the games. look on the bright side, you’ll have plenty of things to do on saturday night until next october.
Not wanting to sound completely niave, but the whole team, and numerous individual players have been alternately sucking and playing well during the preseason. That’s why they call it preseason. It comes before the real season and usually involves players that won’t be playing when the real season starts. Carey’s stuggling some, but most of them are off and on. I guess I could tell everyone to chillax, but I think it’s gotten pretty far past that by now……… .
Price has killed the season for the habs…
I nominate this as lunatic line of the night.
Edit: No wonder. A member for only 9 hrs.
I smell a troll.
Team B is a lot better than Team A for the Habs imo.
Was just thinking that.
Yup,team A is facing a pretty strong group tonight though. I think price will have to be their best player tonight in order to pull out a W here.
Subban being a puck-moving D tends to tip the scales, gives more offensive options and better PP control, Spacek can’t QB nor can Weber.
I hate this site. im out peace
y’know, you can always ignore the comments and just follow the boone blog, actually, you probably wouldn’t have to refresh as often.
A goaltender’s “luck” tends to be bad when he’s on his knees before they shoot.
ya and when all those goals went in off our defenders skates last season isn’t unlucky?
Ever hear of the “butterfly”? I hear it’s quite the rage among goaltenders nowadays.
It’s not 1975 any more. ALL goalies are on their knees as player shoots.
A million excuses for St. Carey. Maybe he should just stop the %$#$% puck.
If it was as easy as you make it sound, every game would end 1-0.
i gotta say, price has been puppy dogged thru these last 3 years, its time to stop making excuse for him. He’s not a little boy, he is a 23 year old man and he has signed to make millions of dollars a year. He may have gotten in shape all summer but what he lacks is confidence in himself and sadly, its not gonna happen while he’s in montreal. And don’t give me the excuse that its the fan’s fault that he’s playing this bad. Good starting goaltenders don’t use the fans as a barameter of how they feel or how well they play. Time to grow up carey and earn your money or else just get outta town
OK – think I get it now. We can write that Spacek or AK46 or Hamrlik suck – or just about anyone else for that matter – but not St. Carey.
Well I won’t write that he sucks – only that his indifferent play usually sucks the life out of the team in front of him.
Team “a” SUCKS!!!!! hehehe
You get it now.. Finally.
Price sucked on the Spezza goal. Spacek sucked on the Foligno goal. Do we need to make a drawing for you?
Nope. Try again.
Do or do not, there is no try.
You are a hero!
mann you beat me to it.
Oh well, http://www.freedocast.com/jici36
I can’t get rid of the double audio.
We can excuse Price…
But Spacek… NO EXCUSE…
Canadien en 5!
Never go Full Retard
Agreed. Spezza, Alfredsson, Michalek and Gonchar all playing for the Sens. I’d like to see Pouliot pop one.
Like many people here i’ve never been Price’s biggest fan, but it’s pre-season folks. Yes the Spezza goal was weak, but his team has left him high and dry as well on the other’s. The team is not 100% ready to go and Price was doing well before his team collapsed around him. Let’s also not forget he’s only 23 years old. Ryan Miller (you know, last year’s Vezina winner) didn’t get into the NHL until he was 25. The Habs rushed him too fast and are now paying the price (no pun intended). The kid is going to need time to round his game into shape.
Until Price gives them the confidence that he is ready to play, the team will continue to not play well in front of him. Happened last year, and will continue to happen until he changes that.
This is why they played so much better with the H-word in nets, they had confidence in him.
Spacek is a good second wave guy, Weber isn’t ready yet.
I think Spacek gets unfairly trashed at times and acknowledge Weber’s youth, but right now, one team has a much better option for carrying blueline offence.
Concur for sure. Kinda surprised that Gomez and Subban were put on the same team since they’re the two that most often skate the puck in.
i don’t know if weber will ever crack the habs line up. if marc-andre bergeron didn’t work out, why would i think weber would. great shot, true, but no size, no defensive up-side, and that’s his primary position.
At 21 Weber is already better defensively than MAB, and stronger. He’s a long termer, probably won’t make the Habs until he’s around 23 or even 24, but he’ll be good.
sounds fair enough. i’ll give the kid three years. better defensively than mab, that is indisputable.
True, he made a couple of good saves on the breakaways, but it’s the soft goals that get me… and apparently, get to him, too.
The Senators are such a lame organization. I’m still shocked that they claim Stanley Cup banners from Ottawa teams that are in no way affiliated with them. What a farce that franchise is.
Easy place to get tickets though.
I find it a laugher when I see Division and Conference banners from the regular season (like they mean anything), those Banners are just beyond pathetic and indicate how bush league the Sens franchise is, besides you know, having Gladiator guy open the game up…
Forget it, too lazy to find the feed.
A pair of TMM calls, inexcusable Jacques.
It’s just the pre-season. Many coaches need some time to shake off the rust.
Too many men for Montreal lol
I LOVE Spacek interviews… he’s hilarious, like clown funny
PRE SEASON PRICE HATERS!!!! PRE F’N SEASON!!!!!
Defence was absolutely terrible tonight. Spacek was bad and playing with 5 defence for the majority of the game in the preseason has to be hard on everyone.
I was at the game and we looked horrible but playing against a virtually full sens team is how we should have looked with only a few guys in the lineup. 4 more pre season games so everyone relax and realize when the season starts for real.
Is anyone showing the game tonight?
Just RIS as far as I know and they don’t really show the game. Hopefully we’ll luck out with a good stream like WarHero found last night.
- In Price We Trust
If you have Bell Express Vu the game is on channel 434 as part of the centre ice free preview.
I DON’T EVEN SUBSCRIBE TO nhl CENTER ICE, AND i’M STILL GETTING THE GAME, BECAUSE IT’S FREE (FOR 2 WEEKS)UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE REGULAR SEASON.
so I guess tomorrow’s game isn’t on any channel?
Glad me and the wife went to see Wall Street II. Just looking at the score I gather it was a tough night for The System.
i know this is a habs post site and all, but how was wall street II. i liked douglas in WSI, and i was apprehensive about dropping dime on a movie that i might not like.
just to keep the hab vein going: what’s the over/under on avitsin playing tomorrow night?
That was sick
End to end!!! Defensive play, skates like the wind, hard move to the net, and scores
Plekanec is AWESOME!
Pleks! In mid-season form for sure!
F*%$ yeah Tomas!!! Wicked goal
So Pleky scored eh?
Tomas Effin’ Jagr!
If only I had seen it! RIS sucks!
Ole Ole chant – music to my ears
JG coming to his boy’s defense!
great save by gorges.
he’s got his bro’s back
Anyone have a stream of the game? Much appreciated.
Moen sticking up for his guys in pre-season, good to see.
Here you go Weber, a 5 on 3 – perfect time to show your stuff.
What a bunch of great leaders we got in this team!! Love my boys
Neil is such a douche.
Moen / Neil was a draw..wish Moen woulda connected with that overhand right after he ducked
Come on Spaceman, a shot from the point with no one in front?
Lol what a weak call..
CAR-EY!, etc. that’s good to hear.
Haha nice move Price.
atta boy price!
Nice play Carey
That was pretty terrible but its one of those calls that usually get made when the other team is on a 5 on 3,
Who is this “Price” fellow of whom you speak?
Coping mechanisms are good things.
Price Price Price
How about trying to answer people’s concerns in a reasonable, albeit opiniated manner instead of calling them names or branding them traitors?
My bro lives in kanata and last year while there on holidays we picked up 2 tickets and a parking pass for $40 on kijiji. It was against the preds though.
Price Price Price. More on Price. It’s so hard to find an article about Price these days. I will tell you this, I will love Price forever or until he lets in a goal during the 1st period of a pre-season game, whichever comes first. If he does let in a goal though, I’ll boo him and hope that we trade him and a 2nd round pick for Derek Boogaard.
“I lined up next to him at a faceoff, looked over and said “Hi Rocket”. All he did was growl.”
he’s over exposed and under played
I enjoyed it. It’s pretty timely, as was the original when it came out.
i’m glad the habs picked up halpern. one, he’s a righty on a team LOADED with left handed shots. he’s dependable, smart, and can pot an odd goal every now and then. anyone think JM will use him on the pp a la metropolit? (i do miss metro. seemed like a good teammate.) no real reason for the parentheses.
what number is klubertanz wearing?
Is it just me, or has Maxwell realized his future is REALLY at stake?
Good period for Ottawa’s Z. Smith
Streams aren’t working for my computer tonight, stickin’ with CJAD radio since it’s been the most reliable feed for me. Picturing the game in my mind, which is about as HD as I get these days.
Had problems too but this works well: http://www.freedocast.com/jici36
yeah, that totally let the wind out of the sails for the habs. after that, jason spezza’s (wonder if they’ll give him a break in ottawa this year) very low percentage shot on goal goes in off carey’s foot, and the momentum switched so fast that i thought i heard a sonic boom.
Halpern can really skate – plays well with Max.
let’s tell him how pretty he looks.
Is it really true that the NHL has adopted a “mercy rule” for preseason games where they go to running time whenever a team gets a five-goal lead?
Palushaj is a treat to watch!
i would like to see both he and eller make the team. but then who sits?
Haha another pokecheck!
Not ready for prime time: Weber
Maxwell looks good though.
Weber’s a project player, but he should enjoy top-pairing time in HAM this season so it’ll help his development along.
Sigh. That freedocast link is insanely slow. Hard to watch a game that buffers every 5 seconds
Mine is streaming perfectly in good quality, might be your internet.
same here. i tried to tolerate, but in the end went back to cjad, hence all the questions of visual origin.
speaking of question: price wandering out, quote from moffitt, “no man’s land.” how far? past the face off circles?
Yeah I know, back to CJAD for me, rather that than the feed stopping every ten seconds
GAME ON TV TODAY? According to my Bell Expressvu program guide, the game is available on NHL network at 7pm Eastern channel 434 out here on the west coast. Info says, “Blackout lifted for this hockey game, Game is available in the East region. Hopefully available out here in BC as well. Enjoy
You take that back
Doubt it. I’ve got a 12mb fiber-optic connection and buffering like crazy also.
Is there a plugin that needs to be downloaded or something?
Sometimes my internet slows down out of nowhere, and I have to reset my router and it’s all good. Just sayin’.
for the rest of the game, not that it matters too much, palushaj should play with cammy and pleks. or palushaj with louis leblanc. they should have ample time to show what they got.
I really hope so. I find he needs to shoot more, especially on the PP.
Fantasy Hockey…I’m in
another give away. spacek again. yeeks.
Foligno might be having the best preseason of any player in the NHL, and Spacek is fighting Price for the worst.
jebus, no help on the back end… we need a no.1 D on team A
Spatch is Brutal! Glad this is almost over. Poor Pricey, he’s cursed.
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