About last night …

GallBoston

Best line from Twitter:
Sixty per cent of women having sex in Montreal Wednesday night will accidentally scream Brendan Gallagher’s name.
The other 40 per cent will do it on purpose.
Bada-boom!
Or as muttered by Bruins fans drowning their sorrows in saloons near the TD Garden:
Budaj! Bummer!!

Maybe if they’d had Jarome Iginla for the shootout …

If you’re repeating the joke around the water cooler Thursday morning, feel free to substitute Peter Budaj’s name for Gallagher.

Or have the ecstatics shrieking “P.K.!”

In the Canadiens’ latest crazy clusterfrack of a game, Subban played 30:39. He took seven shots, only one of which missed the net. P.K. was the only Canadien to finish that crazy game at plus-3, a figure matched by Boston’s top line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin.

P.K.’s goal – which gave the Canadiens a 2-0 before the second period turned into a nightmare – was the 10th he has scored in 27 games. Project that over an 82-game season and we’re talking about a 30-goal defenceman. The team record is 28, scored by Guy Lapointe in 1974-’75.

Gallagher also scored his 10th – plus the shootout goal that had Tuukka Rask storming off the Garden ice in a stick-smashing fury.

For the second time in March, Boston blew a two-goal lead against the Canadiens on TD Garden ice. This time around, the home team scored four unanswered goals in the second period to lead 4-2. Almost 12 minutes into the third period, they led 5-3.

The Canadiens were in near-total disarray. The Bruins scored their goals with dismaying ease, taking advantage of turnovers and loose coverage. Alexei Emelin’s 100th game in the NHL was probably his worst (and included a penalty in overtime). He and Andrei Markov (whose smarts couldn’t quite compensate for lack of speed and mobility) were on for all four goals the Bruins scored at even-strength.

It was some kind of ugly. The Cup contenders were kicking the butts of the pretenders, reinforcing Boston’s place – along with Pittsburgh, Chicago and L.A. – on an Iginla short list that does not include your Montreal Canadiens.

But a funny thing happened to the Bruins on their way to an undisputed position atop the Northeast Division.

As was the case in the March 2 game, the third period belonged to the visiting team. And you have to think – or maybe hope – the Canadiens are starting to get into the heads of their arch rivals.

The psychodrama continues with an April 6 game at the Bell Centre, where it could get loud. That’s the last of four regular-season meetings, but you just know the Canadiens and Bruins will renew hostilities in the playoffs.

It’s written in the stars. The hockey gods demand this rite of spring.

Next time they play, Boston likely will be bolstered by the return of Johnny Boychuk and Adam McQuaid, plus whomever they trade for – Ryan Clowe? – now that they’ve lost out on Iginla.

And who’ll be dressing for the Canadiens?

In his postgame remarks, Michel Therrien praised the Canadiens’ character, the team’s response to adversity and refusal to quit. And the coach acknowledged his decision to yank Carey Price after 40 minutes changed the game’s momentum.

You can nitpick by suggesting he might have called Timeout to slow the Boston onslaught, but Therrien is having a terrific season. The switch to Budaj was the latest example of coaching decisions that have been coming up roses all season long.

Something that ought to be fixed before the playoffs begin: The Canadiens’ second-period problems.

On L’Antichambre, François Gagnon had some goals-against stats.

Through 33 games, the Canadiens have allowed 14 goals in the first period – best in the league. Their 24 GA in third periods is good for fourth.

But opponents have scored 40 in the second period. That ranks the Canadiens 26th.

There are other issues. Until Markov’s shot somehow found the net with nine seconds left, the PP was pathetic.

Boston has the best PK in the league. But in the absence of Raphael Diaz, Therrien has to find someone with a point shot superior to that of Josh Gorges, whose three shots against Boston all missed the net.

Gallagher’s heroics notwithstanding, the David Desharnais line continues to struggle. Gaston Therrien, on L’Antichambre, said Ryder should be playing right wing with DD and the slumping Max Pacioretty.

Gallagher could play with Alex Galchenyuk, who was good in Boston, and Lars Eller, who was not intimidated by the Bruins.

Who would play with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta? Maybe Brandon Prust, if he returns to action anytime soon. Or Travis Moen.

With the trade deadline looming and their rivals loading up for the postseason, does Marc Bergevin go shopping for a name that could be screamed on a spring night?

Depends on the cost. I wouldn’t mortgage the Canadiens’ future on a rental … or mess with the chemistry of a team that keeps surprising us.

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522 Comments

  1. Storman says:

    PJ oops i Crapped my pants again with my comments on Hockey Night In Canada on the past Saturday night Round table he said in the most awkward of PJ Oops I crapped my Pamts fashion that Montreal is not nearly as good as Boston or Pittsburgh.

    For some strange reason it always seems so like it is no problem to watch reruns of TSN Sportscenter the day after beating Boston..
    TSN 690 radio sounds so great when the replay all the Habs goals
    love it, Get healthy Prusty Bourque and Diaz and lets enjoy the ride, team seems………. very tight……..very important…….

  2. Habfan10912 says:

    Every time I watch Gallagher I can’t help but think back to Coach Bowel Movement aka JM, poo poo his play during preseason. This kid WAS the teams best player in camp last year and had no chance under JM. Good on MT for giving these kids a chance to succeed.

  3. Scotty90 says:

    Iginla to Pens….done deal!!

  4. Lafleurguy says:

    Eric Francis, Calgary Sun, on the FAN590……disappointment in Calgary…..”two players nobody’s heard of……Flames historically have never had a top 5 pick and that may change this year….Jarome will be having a press conference at 10:30 local time…..”

    “May you live in interesting times.”

    • Marc10 says:

      Iggy screwed them by picking his teams. But that’s his prerogative and now he plays with Sid.

      At least it’s not as bad as what Kipper is doing. He’s not moving apparently… Wow!

  5. Marc10 says:

    I’m still chuckling about Rask flapping around like greased up pig after losing to Gally in the shootout.

    That’s a gif we’ll want on a loop on this site. Absolutely hilarious!

    Can’t wait to see Prust in this lineup. It’s going to be awesome. There is no quit in this team.

  6. Habfan10912 says:

    Folks, is it obvious that this team is in the heads of the Bruins. Chara has been taken off his game now twice. Juliens comments now have his team believing in embellishment as well. We have them where we want them. All you knuckle draggers (I say this with all due respect) who wanted us to get goon on them will have to wait another decade or two for that. Speed kills and the Bruins cannot handle the Hab’s speed.

    • JohnBellyful says:

      The team IS in the heads of the Bruins. I hope the Habs enjoy the skate in the wide, open spaces.

    • The Cat says:

      Julien isnt smart. His team is built for the playoffs and its been proven whereas the habs, it remains to be seen. He shouldnt get in a tizzy over a regular season game that means nothing. Id say both teams are in each others heads: Boston still thinks about all the playoff success MTL has had on them, and MTL has Boston in their heads over the physical beatings.

      [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  7. Danno says:

    The Bruins should change their name to the Boston Embellishments

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  8. habfan01 says:

    Per the headlines on NESN this morning- Iglina traded to the Bruins.

  9. habs-hampton says:

    a couple of thoughts:

    a) Ignila has too much class to play for the Bruins and I can’t believe they were ever on his list.
    b) Milan Lucic is the new Dustin Penner.

  10. Adidess says:

    Haha, omg. I am still going to love Iginla!

    Another fail for Boston from last night. Chara scoring in his own net, puck deflected from defender’s face and led to Gally’s goal, blowing a 2-goal lead with 7 mns left, Rask smashing his stick and his face on the boards at the end of the game…

    And now, ladies and gents, they missed the Iginla sweepstakes to the Penguins. Is Karma a biatch or what?

  11. Habfan10912 says:

    What a great morning, eh? This is a special team indeed. CHeers.

  12. HabinBurlington says:

    Ben Hanowski is in his senior year in college, I would assume he is then in the same position as Kristo in that he could wait until the off season and sign wherever he wants. If this were to occur the egg on Feasters face would be huge. The other kid in the trade, Agostini is presently at Yale. He is completing his 2nd year there, and numerous sites report he will likely complete his degree.

    A 5th and a 3rd round draft and what will be a low 1st round pick for Iginla…. Doesn’t seem like a good deal for Calgary.

  13. Old Bald Bird says:

    I don’t know what to think. After the second period, I was thinking that this team is a lot more than being a Ryane Clowe away from being a contender. Then they came back, and I am all confused and conflicted. :?

    • HabinBurlington says:

      We need a defenceman more than a forward, we need to stop this Tinordi experiment if he isn’t going to get played.

      • Habfan10912 says:

        Agree. I was unhappy with MT’s on ice management last night. His insistence of playing 5 defenceman danged near killed Markov out there. If Tinordi isn’t the answer then MB better get on the phone and find a defenceman who MT has some confidence in, Clearly that 5 defenceman experiment we saw last night failed.

        • 365fan says:

          Maybe time to dust off Kaberle as the 6th D. He is healthy, experienced, and should be motivated because he will be a UFA after he is bought out this summer. Nothing wrong with giving Tinordi a taste, but send him back to Hamilton to play 25 minutes a game for rest of season, add him to roster for playoffs in case he’s needed. Assuming Diaz will be back we will be ok. Maybe add a depth guy for a late late pick at the deadline.

          • Habfan10912 says:

            Had a similar thought but with Weber instead. I heard somewhere Weber is closer to returning then Diaz so maybe that’s the way to go.

      • Lafleurguy says:

        Agree guys, the short guy called up for the Bruins defence was more engaged in the action than inexperienced Tinordi. Emelin benefits from being paired with Markie but just can’t cover up for his partner’s pinches when turnovers ensue.

        “May you live in interesting times.”

  14. 365fan says:

    Watching Julien’s post game comment I thought he looked familiar. Then, I realized who he reminded me of: Homer Simpson. I think “Homer” is a good nickname for him for the following reasons:

    1) he only respects his own team, therefore he is a true “Homer”
    2) he looks like Homer Simpson
    3) The huge Dunkin’ Donuts sign right beside his head – they have to get that guy a better backdrop. It is hard to take him seriously when he speaks.

    • JohnBellyful says:

      I agree. Julien needs a better backdrop.
      Pillsbury. And because he looks and thinks like Homer, he could be their D’oh! Boy.

      • HabinBurlington says:

        Perhaps Jeff Halpern could send some of his gourmet doughnuts to Julien, in fact Halpern should see if his doughnut store can get the naming rights for Julien and his press conference backdrop.

        • JohnBellyful says:

          I like it.
          Halpern’s new business, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken — betcha it gets a thumbs up from the Heart Smart people — is a perfect fit for Julien. He’s a real Astro (or sounds to that effect).

  15. JesusPrice31 says:

    What a great day to be a habs fan!! :) mtl win against the smelly bruins and then the whole world says bruins get iginla only to wake up and fight out hes gone to the pens. Thank God!!

  16. topher5468 says:

    Boy , I can’t stand Marchand, He says “there’s not a lot I can do there”, How about keeping your stick down, What a bunch of babies. I’ have never in my life witnessed such ridiculous behavior from a team when they lose. Bruins were guilty of some major embellishment last night. I bet you didn’t hear our guys mention that.

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  17. Lafleurguy says:

    Too bad or maybe it’s good for him that Brad Marchand stands zero chance of getting invited to join the Olympic team. He would have to eat a pile of crow/humble pie/smelly-stuff in apologizing to Norris Subban.

    “May you live in interesting times.”

  18. jols101 says:

    Saskatoon Blades (Thrower & Dietz) eliminated in 4 straight games in the 1st round. (hosting Memorial Cup)

    Sarnia Sting (Galchenyuk’s team earlier this year) eliminated in 4 straight games in the 1st round.

  19. HabinBurlington says:

    Lets’ assume Pittsburgh wins the Cup this season, Iggy can play a max. of 14 reg. season games and the playoffs. Will he really feel like he earned the Cup with Pittsburgh? I wonder if he may fall in love with playing with Crosby, re-sign on the discount and want to really earn a Cup ring.

  20. Lafleurguy says:

    Can’t recall any past scenario where one player spends as much time backstabbing another as this Marchand creep. Get over it Brad, he nailed you with a primo bodycheck.

    “May you live in interesting times.”

    • Storman says:

      This style of crap all falls on Julien’s lap, from him starting all this crap in many previous dumb oral bullshit rants. I am sure some players on the Bruins wish Marchand just shut up an accept the outcome, without explaining that PK grabbed his stick and high sticked himself ..I guess the players think if the coach can say this crap why cant we
      They look so stupid especially when you take a look at Thorton’s and Eller simultaneous hold in which Thorton went a diving………

      • Lafleurguy says:

        You’re right Storman. Patrice Bergeron is fantastic (former 2nd round draftpick, right Loonie?) but plays for such a unlikeable organization. He probably has been asked similar questions as Marchand and Julien but knows how to have respect for his opponents.

        “May you live in interesting times.”

  21. DD says:

    Anyone have a link to the president of the Actor’s Guild, Clod Julien, last night. I just want to hear his

  22. HabinBurlington says:

    If the Flames are trading away key players, would this make them a team with a “losing attitude”, how will Cammy cope with this?

  23. HabFanSince72 says:

    Re: the timing. Yes Feaster could ave waited a few days. But this way he gets to tear the Bruins’ heart out on the night they lost at home tu us.

  24. SyntaxLove says:

    Yikes, some proper misinformation going on in the comments with relation to Iginla. He ultimately decided where he wanted to go. Feaster negotiates what the return is but Iggy decides location. and any team who beats the Pens in this post-season will be causing the largest upset in years.

  25. Lafleurguy says:

    Karma part two. Nice tip-in by King Goon (dirty elbow, had to shove Gallagher to the ice after the whistle). Unbelievable craftiness by Brendan bouncing the puck off Seidenberg’s face to set himself up. (This is a joke). Makes up for the several posts and crossbars they have been dinging. Called it yesterday aft. that goals needed from Subbie and/or Markie for a chance to win. Called it last week that this team can beat the Bruins consistently. Taking down Penguins in the playoffs will be as sweet as 2010, now that they look like a prohibitive favourite. Sorry for all the modesty but I am a HIO poster. My name is Joe, and I CH-eer for the Canadiens!

    “May you live in interesting times.”

  26. Cal says:

    Claude Julien’s Embellish Mints™ are pulled from store shelves when FDA discovers they are made from 99% bull s–t and 10% bad cologne.

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  27. Fransaskois says:

    It was two o’clock in the morning here and they were down 5-3 with half the period left. Can’t believe I gave up on watching the end of that game. Maybe it’s because I had to watch it on NBC with McGuire being his usual phallus-y self. Disappointed.

  28. SynysterDiablo says:

    Iggy decided not to go to Boston after seeing them collapse against the Canadiens! lol

  29. Stretch says:

    Looking back at last night’s game and the numerous defensive zone breakdowns from a gassed defensive corps, (Hello Mr Emelin and Mr Markov) I think MT should slot Kabby in with Frankie, balance out the mins a bit more, and give Budaj the start.

  30. jols101 says:

    Habs have scored the 3rd most goals in the League yet they don’t have anyone in the top 40 in points.

    Talk about getting it done by committee.

  31. Marc10 says:

    So happy.

    We came back and beat the Bruins in their barn.
    The Bruins didn’t get Iggy.

    Win-win.

  32. 93Champs says:

    Too Funny, Pitts get Iggy!,
    Moen should go, useless, liked him when we first got him a few years back, but as another poster commented he does nothing but spin around fights, with no outcome “Boring!” no moral boost.
    I wish or two top lines never consisted of 4 small players. I hope MB gets Clowe for Patches sake. Newfoundlanders seem to do well with the Habs.

    • VancouverHab says:

      Moen is useless?

      Moen is the quintessential Canadian hockey player. If we have Moen, we have authenticity and true hockey guts.

      There is no Habs without Moen or all the similar character Habs that have gone before.

      Travis Moen IS Canadian/Canadien hockey,

  33. Trisomy 21 says:

    You gotta be kidding me. Habs win again and sure enough more complaints from the Bruins about embellishing. Too bad so sad Marchand, but your stick hit PK’s visor. And Chara’s elbow clearly hit whoever that was right in the face. Funny how he didn’t catch Thornton drop like his fight with John Scott when Eller was chasing him down.

  34. kempie says:

    Before I go & try to sleep, I just wanted to make sure you guys had all seen this masterpiece

    http://tinyurl.com/bwlj2mc

  35. deuce6 says:

    What a roller coaster for Bruins fans tonight…

    Being down 2-0, up 4-2, losing 5-4, and then thinking they got Iggy only to find out he actually went to PITT…LOL

    And on another note:
    Still waiting for Claude Julien to call embellishment on the Pens regarding the Iginla deal…

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    Brandon Prust doesn’t have hair on his testicles, because hair does not grow on steel….

    • Habitant in Surrey says:

      …I don’t understand how Julien has the balls to continue with the embellishment horse-manure

      …Thornton’s and Marchand’s ‘ gross embellishments make him look pathetic continuing on that hypocritical ploy

      • deuce6 says:

        Paille did a pretty good “act”, as well.lol

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        Brandon Prust doesn’t have hair on his testicles, because hair does not grow on steel….

  36. Stretch says:

    Yup, Pens are scary looking, especially if they all get healthy.

    I still think Jagr, Clowe, and O’Byrne should be MB’s target players. Jagr would fit in seamlessly with Pleks and Ryder, Eller with the kids, DD with Clowe and Patches, Halpern with Prust and Gio. 4 capable lines right there. Moen and Colby being the spares.

    On D, it’s obvious Markov can’t play so much, so they need to roll 3 pairs as much as possible rather than 5 D like last night. He was gassed so may times. O’Byrne would fit right into Tinordi’s spot and allow the mins to be more evenly distributed.

    Realistically, Diaz, White and Bourque will not be back before the playoffs. Those moves would boost the team substantially without mortgaging the future and messing up the chemistry. What would those players cost? Weber, LeBlanc, a couple of 2nd round picks, and a couple of 3rd round picks at most. Totally worth it.

  37. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …I don’t think it was a Boston or Pittsburgh ‘thing’ …it was a Sid Crosby thing

    • Chrisadiens says:

      Maybe the Habs played a bigger role in this deal after all? Letting Sid get the game winner Tuesday and then embarassing the Bruins tonight? ;)

      Chrisadiens and HabFan10912, one of the few father son tandems on HIO.

      • Habitant in Surrey says:

        …no, I don’t think He needed that …Sid and Jarome was magic in Vancouver winning the Gold

        …all things being equal, if the Penguins had a competitive deal on the table for Feaster, Jarome wanted to play with Crosby

  38. Rad says:

    So Pittsburgh is on a 13-game winning streak, will soon have Malkin back, and they also acquire all the big name players this trading season. Life doesn’t get much better if you’re a Pens fan.

  39. Stevie.Ray says:

    So where does Iggy go this summer? Back to CGY

    • blu3chip says:

      Pens maybe able to keep him. They have 10 mil cap space to sign Kennedy, Cooke and Dupuis. Dump Martin and they get 5 mil more.

      Malkin is turning UFA in 2 years tho, so things will be tight.

      My guess is Iginla sign 2-3 years with Flames at a discount.

  40. Frank2468 says:

    A few points on tonight

    1) Nice come back tonight

    2) Rask “Swing and a miss” Duffus LOL

    3) Glad Iggy went to the Pens instead of the Booins. Not that I love the Pens, but at least he won’t turn in to an a typical Booins as*hole. That would be sad after such a great career, cause your always remembered for your last exit and not your entrance. Just ask Dr. Recchi!!!

  41. Mr. Biter says:

    Left the office Iggy a Bruin,got home he’s a penquin.

    Mr. Biter
    No Guts No Glory

  42. Stevie.Ray says:

    Do Calgary fans actually call it a flaming C? Sounds like a sexually transmitted disease

  43. kempie says:

    This has been an epic night. Wait until the Bruins faithful wake up to this.

  44. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    Why didn’t Feaster wait more? After tonight’s loss, Boston should have been more desperate, no? What was the rush? Just don’t get it…

    “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

  45. Chuck says:

    Looks like Boston got hijacked twice in one night!

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  46. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …well, all the ‘experts’ got Iggy to BeanTown wrong it seems

    …absolutely good news, in the sense it will not forever stigmatize My high affection and respect for Jarome Iginla

    …it would have hospitalized Me to see My favourite non-Hab wearing a Farts’ sweater

    …now, I will be only simply hoping that he plays like a grandmother for the BirdsWhomCanNotFly

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  47. habs_54321 says:

    wow cost for iggy is a very late 1st rounder which might as well be a second rounder and two average at best prospects i think the cost for jagr would be a second and a 3rd which we have multiples of both

  48. blu3chip says:

    What a pleasant night full of surprises :D

    Falling behind by 2-4, then beat the goons in SO.

    Goons seemed to have landed Iginla, then Pens said no and stole one of the classiest capt in the league.

    F U goons muhahahahahaha

    • Stevie.Ray says:

      I was hoping if Iggy went to BOS, he would realize what a trashy organization it was and let the world know. Appears he already knew, and chose PITT

      • chanchilla says:

        Iginla didn’t get to choose which organization he went to, he gave calgary a list of teams he would be okay with being traded to, Boston was on that list.

        • Stevie.Ray says:

          Dreger says CGYhad three offers and Iggy chose PITT. Of course nobody will flatly say Iggy said no to BOS, but you can bet he did.

          • chanchilla says:

            believe whoever you want, pittsburgh gave up a first, bostons was conditional, Calgary took the better deal.

    • habsmanagementzero says:

      My predictions: 1) Galagher is really Bobby Clarke reincarnated(so what if Clark is still alive).Lars Eller:if 5’9″ Glagher can put his butt in the crease so can you.Lars you are 6’2 or 6’3 start playing like it!
      If G isnt rookie of the year demand a recount!
      2) PK on par next year for 80-100 points.They only boo the best in Boston.Pk gave his all and was beat at games end.
      3) Budaj is our best reflex goalie.Could easily be #1.Deserves more starts.
      4)habsperspective

      March 27, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Definition of Troll, according to hockeyinsideout glossary. Someone who sees Price for what he is.

      Defintion of anti troll to hockeyinsideout glossary. Someone who completly excuses everyhting he does, on the account he is the best, because i was told he was the best, bob gainey said he was the best, he plays the best, and always will be the best

      rocket richard

      • Stevie.Ray says:

        Budaj is a very capable goalie who appears to be having a resurgence. Good for him.

        But Price is the better goalie. His size, athleticism and positioning are elite. He had no chance on any of the GA tonight. If you minus his two worst games this year (two bad games in a season is acceptable) then he is top 5 in GAA and SV%. Meaning, on most nights he’s one of the best goalies in the league.

  49. HNS says:

    Thanks Chara u big dorf.2

  50. Habilis says:

    I was sure that Boston would get Iginla. I’m glad I was wrong and all, but holy smokes, the Pens are scary now.

  51. HNS says:

    Sad day in Priceville. When Budaj was in Colorodo, their D was so weak, Budaj worked more rubber than the GoodYear factory workers. Trade Price before someone notices

  52. jols101 says:

    These NCAA players Feaster got in the trade, could’t they pull a Justin Schultz, and become UFA’s after they are done University?

    Boy, would Feaster look like an idiot.

  53. H.Upmann says:

    well done Feasted, good maneovre

  54. Storman says:

    Witth Iggy going to play with Crosby,,,Canadiens and Bruins will now definetely fight over who gets Clowe

    Clowe is a mean tough gritty player with size and Offensive skills way above that of Moen, besides o skills he will fight and protect his team mates with vigor and regularity beyond Moen;s capability, also he wins or draws even on most of his fights , sticks up for his teammates on a regular basis and will not shy away from anybody, Tallied 62 points as litle as 3 years ago, has scored at least 16 goals 5 times including 22 and 24 goal seasons.

    I would love to get Klowe if we could limit the damage to say a Leblanc and or Pateryn or Ellis and a second and third round pick as opposed to our first round pick..

    • Chrisadiens says:

      Nah, I’ll take a tough penalty killing 3rd liner, a net crashing top 6 fwd and a top 3 d man. (Prust, Bourque, Diaz). Stay the course my friend.

      Chrisadiens and HabFan10912, one of the few father son tandems on HIO.

      • Storman says:

        I am all in for re acquiring Prust , Diaz and Bourque back at the deadline, but Bourque and Diaz are far from returning, very far from what I am hearing, MB has to get some help for Prust and for the team that is battling this hard to do something special.. Team has to move some D prospects anyways no room for everyone in Hamilton next year do not want to go into it in detail, But we have ample picks and prospects to make a move and the boys in the room will aprreciate the help big time

        • Shamrock says:

          +100,, team can afford to move Eliis and or Pateryn and Leblanc(time to move him before his value falls off the cliff) , must keep Beaulieu and Dietz, Thrower , and Bennett on D etc. .ample picks in this years draft, team has ability to move some prospects like Ellis and or Pateryn and picks in this years draft without even feeling it. and in making a move the boys get some much needed help, especially with players like Bourque and Diaz maybe done for the season..

    • Stevie.Ray says:

      I’m ok with BOS getting Clowe if we drive up the price super high

    • jedimyrmidon says:

      Pens already got Brendan Morrow… they got a better Clowe-like player already!

  55. Pittsburgh!! Whaaaaa?????

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  56. Dirtsteed says:

    Iginla to pitt. what just happened?

  57. sheds88 says:

    iggy not going to boston!!! yesssssss

  58. jedimyrmidon says:

    Jarome to the PENGUINS!?!?!?!

    Edit: Seriously, my reaction to the live press conference was ‘Does not compute.’

  59. Chrisadiens says:

    Hahahahaha sounds like the Pens got Iggy, not Boston!!!

    Chrisadiens and HabFan10912, one of the few father son tandems on HIO.

  60. thehabs21 says:

    Do we really want Clowe tho? no goals this season probably just another moen

    • deuce6 says:

      How many points did Prust have last year?

      ——————
      Brandon Prust doesn’t have hair on his testicles, because hair does not grow on steel….

    • jols101 says:

      I would still like Clowe for the playoff run.

      Rumor has it Sharks want a 1st round pick and a prospect.

      I would like him but this price is a little extreme.

    • Storman says:

      Not even close,,,,,, Klowe is a mean tough gritty player with size and Offensive skills way above that of Moen, besides o skills he will fight and protect his teamates with vigor and regularity beyond Moen;s capability, also he wins or draws even on most of his fights , sticks up for his teammates on a regular basis not like moen will not shy away from anybody, Tallied 62 points as litle as 3 years ago, has scored at least 16 goals 5 times including 22 and 24 goal seasons.

      I would love to get Klowe if we could limit the damage to say a Leblanc and or Pateryn or Ellis and one of our three 2nd round picks.

  61. likehoy says:

    It’s funny this season Plekanec has a consistent linemate and has been consistent all season, but Boone suggests to move Ryder to the DD line to spark DD.

    Hopefully it works.

    • Mike Boone says:

      Not to spark DD. But Ryder would be more effective on RW.

      Mike Boone
      Hockey Inside/Out blogger

      • jols101 says:

        Can’t be much more effective then he has been on LW. He has been lights out good.

      • vancouverite says:

        With all due respect Mr. Boone, Plekanec is the most complete center on the roster. So he should get the best wingers for once, I think he has worked hard enough to deserve it.
        I wouldn’t mind seeing a Pacioretty-Plekanec-Ryder line at some point. Sometimes it helps a duo that is in a slump to get separated!

    • jedimyrmidon says:

      The fine folks on the AC suggested that.

      Ryder has only been the Habs’ best goal scorer since the trade. So, yeah, why move him onto a line with DD who has been virtually invisible for the past while? Hmm, sounds like they want to spark DD’s production.

    • Bun E. Laroque says:

      Bourque Plekanec Gionta
      Pacioretty DD Ryder

      But is Bourque coming back?

      • vancouverite says:

        Pacioretty Plekanec Ryder
        Bourque DD Gionta
        ?! I feel that patches and pleks know each other’s game pretty well even though they haven’t been on the same line in a long time…
        And a change in atmosphere could maybe help DD. Plus, sometimes I feel he holds Patches back (No size … imagine Patches & Chucky27 !)

  62. H.Upmann says:

    Sweet win.. We’ll take care of Jarome…

  63. Da Hema says:

    I was surprised in TSN’s storyline of this game that they didn’t find a way to mention the 6-0 Toronto victory over Montreal.

  64. TheDagger says:

    Well this is news to me, his name is Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla. Rolls right off the tongue.

  65. Habilis says:

    Watching the replay on RDS right now. I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but the Boston PA announcer didn’t do his ridiculous little “whoo” thing after the Bruins 5th goal. Probably because he was still announcing said goal when Gallagher scored the Habs’ fourth.

    Sometimes, it’s the little things that make you smile. :)

  66. jols101 says:

    I don’t get the timing of the Iggy trade.

    Negotiations 101 – You always get the best deal at the deadline.

    Why not wait a week and turn up the pressure on the 4 teams that wanted him and start a bidding war?

    Feaster could have done much better. If that 1st round pick isn’t conditional then he did alright. If it is he got low balled.

    • Stevie.Ray says:

      Well, I would say that the longer he tried to hold out, the more likely BOS would to SJ for Clowe. CGY already lost one suitor when PIT traded for Morrow. A good GM would have held out longer and teased BOS better, but it would be risky.

    • deuce6 says:

      Even if it isn’t conditional, it is still a horrible trade..Douglas Murray fetched 2 2nd rounders..We are talking about Iginla here..I sure fire HOFer with something left in the tank…

      I think it was a horrible trade for CAL and Feaster should be shot for making such a deal…BOS got stronger and gave up shit..

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  67. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Budaj needs to play more. He deserves it & has earned it based on his 2 victories vs the Bruins.

  68. Bun E. Laroque says:

    Definitely agree with the final sentence.

  69. j2w4habs25 says:

    I think the Habs have a better chance for Ryan Clowe now. Pitt got Morrow and Bruins got Iggy.

    Carey Price #31

  70. christophor says:

    I’d say Pateryn, a 2nd, and a 3rd for Bouwmeester, but what kind of name has a “w” after an “o” and a “u”?

    Ridiculous.

  71. j2w4habs25 says:

    CALGARY LOST OUT!

    Carey Price #31

  72. Stevie.Ray says:

    Hypothetical question:

    If Montreal made a similar offer, what would it include?

    Collberg , Pateryn, & Conditional first.

    Would you make that trade?

  73. Since Calgary is giving players away for free lets get Bouwmeester!

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  74. Mavid says:

    sure if you think he did it on purpose..I do not..I think Cooke is a dirty player but I watched the video at least a thousand times and I just don’t see it…Chara on the other hand did, I watched that one a bunch of times as well and he clearly uses his arm to guide Max into the stantion..Looks to me like Cooke was trying to imobilize Karlsson went to put his foot down and caught his ankle by accident, his face was pressed up against the glass, and unless he has eyes in the back of his head…
    Even if you believe that he did it on purpose what Melnick is doing is just plain stupid..let it go, is that not what they told us when Habs fans called 911 and then they launched a criminal investigation against Chara.

  75. Dunboyne Mike says:

    I am cautiously with you on this.

    I am in the minority that believe it was correct for the Quebec police to launch an investigation into the Chara hit. Unfortunately it ended up looking like half-assed parochial window-dressing.

    But even though I was in favour of it, I don’t know how realistic or practical it is. And in Cooke’s case the video is even less air-tight that Chara’s.

    What I do know is that if I ram your head into a stanchion at 25 kph on de Maisonneuve or pin you against a wall and slice your achilles with a blade, I’m doing time.

  76. Mavid says:

    or ultra maroon..LOL

  77. Dunboyne Mike says:

    The problem with the argument is immediately illustrated right here: it’s too dependent on subjective appraisal. You and Mavid see different things looking at that clip, which means lots of other people will see different things, which means the video is non-conclusive. Piece of cake to lawyers.

    But I do agree that whether or not Cooke is thinking “Now to slice his achilles”, what he did was without due consideration for the other player — exactly like your car example — and should not be tolerated in the league.

    Unfortunately, the league likes it.

  78. Sportfan says:

    Morrow and Iginla aren’t that big headed lol the actually Lakers and Miami Heat hold enough ego to fill the NHL NBA AND MLB not the NFl though :P

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  79. Mavid says:

    my point was that Melnik has hired an investigator and plans to charge him criminally… this makes him look like an even bigger moron, purpose or not..the NHL chose (like Chara) to do nothing..he needs to move on and go back to his bar in Barbadoes and horse racing..and of course getting drunk..

  80. habstrinifan says:

    Have to disagree! If I may say, you dwell too much on the errors and struggles of individual athletes in an individual game. You ignore what makes winners. The individual athletes making exceptional plays in an individual game. And we HAVE ENOUGH of those.
    And it is the challenge of a team like Pittsburg whick ignites their zeal.

    I think they deserve a chance to win it ALL!

  81. Dunboyne Mike says:

    I died watching that play, Terry. (And in fact Marchand — the best Bruin last night — was lucky he scored… off the back of Price’s mid-air skate).

    But the glaring probs you correctly identified can be isolated and worked on. You’re not giving much credit for a team that won DESPITE Markov’s and Emelin’s nightmare performance. Or maybe you thought the Bruins played badly?

    And 5 goals in regulation ain’t bad for a low-scoring team, hopefully with injured scorers due back soon…


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