Another L for Habs .. and a stinkeroo against THEM!

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POSTGAME AUDIO: Mathieu Darche | Peter Budaj | Brian Wilsie | Scott Gomez | Jacques Martin

• PREGAME AUDIO: Coach Jacques Martin | Brendan Gallagher on facing Bruins’ Milan Lucic | Aaron Palushaj | Andrei Kostitsyn | Nathan Beaulieu | Morgan Ellis

What’s the Jacques Martin mantra?

Goaltending and special teams.

Peter Budaj was, to put it charitably, ordinary.

And Boston penalty-killers outscored the Canadiens power play.

The result: An ugly 7-3 pasting.

Over/under suggestions:

• Carey Price starts

• Months till Brendan Gallagher makes the team

The cuts can’t come soon enough.

714 Comments

  1. punkster says:

    Oh baby.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  2. Propwash says:

    Camera angle isn’t half bad…….

    GOMERRRRRR!!!!

  3. HabFab says:

    Blunden skates better then I had heard.

  4. Shots 6-1 Bruins

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    Eyes on The Prize! and on Twitter

  5. C_exacte says:

    the only time in my life that michel lacroix’s voice is giving me nightmares instead of delusional bliss

  6. SnowManHabs85 says:

    finally hockey game on RDS

    “Responding to the media , or playing to the media, or listening to the fans is the quickest way to start losing” – Sam Pollock

  7. Seriously now, this golf coverage is 60% commercials, 20% golfers getting driven around in carts, 10% walking and 10% golfing. This is worthy of cutting off a Habs game?

    http://twitter.com/andrewberkshire

  8. avatar_58 says:

    lol biggest sport in canada with the most popular team in canada…..and they throw on golf instead. On a pure ratings standpoint someone f’ed up

  9. PeterD says:

    At least we have radio 990 broadcast live until RDS gets it’s act together.
    I’m listening to it on-line now.

  10. Danno says:

    Boone, are you going to start giving your commentary on golf now?

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

  11. SeriousFan09 says:

    Who’s the bozo with the hard-on for Golf working at RDS anyway?

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
    SF09 on Twitter

  12. punkster says:

    OK, I love golf but this is a bit silly now.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  13. JohnnyBEast says:

    Does anyone have a link? Please and thanks

  14. gmd says:

    Haas better miss and Mahon better hole it

  15. Danno says:

    RDS have their priorities severely screwed up

    I’m tee’d off!

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

  16. habitantpeasoup says:

    what do i need to do to get a picture or avatar, i’ve got my boxer in her habs jersey for the game!!!

    SHOOT THE F’Kn PUCK!!!!

  17. Paulin98C says:

    At the metro centre! People have good reaction about my sign: ” No need for Dr. Recchi because Machand NOSE!”

    Crowd: 70% habs 30% Boston

  18. Stuck_in_To. says:

    “Will Brendan Gallagher get any shifts against Chara?” Boone

    I say, anyone who causes Chara to have to bend over that much in order to deliver a check should be double-shifted!

    Poetic justice would be Chara on the IRL listed as “smurf neck” … caused by the crick in his neck from watching his feet all night.

  19. habitantpeasoup says:

    Hey guys, long time fan of the site… first post!

    Lets goooooo HABS

  20. Habitant in Surrey says:

    “I tried to post video from Red Fisher’s seat at the Bell Centre last night. I think Red has it set up as a technological dead spot”, sayeth Boone
    …maybe I laugh too easy, but THAT was funny

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  21. Danno says:

    Mike, I find if knocking back a few Prairie Fires is an effective deworming treatment

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

  22. HardHabits says:

    I am really looking forward to seeing what the Habs play-off team will look like for the 2012-2013 season. I see that as being the Habs most opportune window.

    I can’t help but muse about the prospect of the Habs being able to choose from Beaulieu, Leblanc, Bournival, Avtsin, Kristo, possibly even Tinordi. Maybe I am jumping the gun.

    Something to get excited about at any rate. I so hope the Habs continue the upward spiral of improving the drafting and development system.

    I keep saying it and it merits repeating. The Expos had one of if not the best farm systems in the late 80′s and early 90′s.

    I’d love to see the Habs be like that. To produce NHLer after NHLer that are impact players. It can be done.

    So please. Whenever you read a harder Hab Hit from me. Don’t presume you hear the rumbling in the back ground.

    The Habs don’t have the luxury of being able to scour the dregs of the standings to skim the crop of the draft selections.

    Therefore they have to invest their added resources in building the system I hope they will over the long term, one that shows every sign of being put into place even as we speak.

    • Sharks9 says:

      What about Gallagher on that list?

      25 before 14

    • SeriousFan09 says:

      I’d say just about everyone you named will be a Bulldog that year, some muse that Beaulieu could come up for the playoffs like Subban did in 2010 but we’ll see.

      Avtsin, Tinordi, Leblanc (shoulder injury could set him back), Kristo are taking longer than we hoped (at present, we’ll see how their seasons play out this year) while Bournival, Beaulieu would just have to be standout ‘Dogs to merit the call-up. Gallagher as well will be on that Hamilton team, if anything I think we’d see a potential Calder Cup title in 2013 for Hamilton, then part of that Dogs core form out a playoff Cup squad for 2014. I’m personally also interested to see what Dumont does this year, he’s showing something in this pre-season.

      - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
      SF09 on Twitter

      • HardHabits says:

        Either way there’s a good trend happening. My hope is that it builds and doesn’t fade or fizzle out over the course of the next few years.

        And I agree that the learning curve for many players could be more valuable with another legitimate stab at another Calder Cup win than having players accelerated into the NHL.

        Nice problem to have.

  23. slapshot777 says:

    Come on Habs I want a win for my birthday today.

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  24. JIMVINNY says:

    What, so Reds seat is as stuck in the 60′s as he is?

  25. Ian Cobb says:

    Hockey great Pat Burns gets arena in his name

    I can not get the link to show up red for you to read the story.

  26. Habby_Haberton says:

    For all my fellow Habs fans, I made this for you. I know most can relate!
    http://vimeo.com/29539534

  27. Matt. says:

    Hey!
    Andrei Kostitsyn outscored that plug Ryan Getzlaf last season.

    Its management and scouting like that that keeps Montreal at the top.

  28. Habs_4_ever says:

    How bad is Subban’s “upper body injury”? Are they just not playing him to give the rookies ice time?

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    “That’s the save of the year and it’s not even the year yet!”

  29. cuzzie says:

    Bills beat Pats
    Yanks beat Sox
    Now it’s the Habs turn.let’s make it a Boston Loser Hat Trick!

    Stay Thirsty My Friends!

  30. Propwash says:

    Who is Boston’s netminder tonight?

  31. Habby says:

    Don’t know if this has been posted before but Mason Raymond’s still out because of that broken back he got thanks to the Bruins: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Canucks+Mason+Raymond+sure+play+again+still+indefinitely+with+broken+back/5443763/story.html

    The character of the Bruins is terrible. They could be the best team in the world athletically but when your personalities are as disgusting as the piss colour you wear on your jerseys then you deserve no respect or admiration.

    That’s just my 2 cents.

    The drive for 25 is alive!

  32. RGM says:

    Heading down to the Metro Centre in a few minutes to hopefully grab a few more autographs. Got signatures from Coach Martin, Gomez, Gill, Darche, Cole, Weber, and AK46 this morning. Want to get one from Beaulieu as well.

    Look for myself and Mrs. RGM during the RDS broadcast tonight. We have a rather clever Bring Down Boston sign that incorporates the RDS logo. :)

    Have a great time watching the game, everybody, I know that we sure will!

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    GO HABS GO! 2011-12 is our year!

  33. and the NHL says Chara had no prior history of being a cheapshot artist. lol

  34. samTHEman says:

    Hey guys, it’s AVTSIN. Get it RIGHT. LOL

    I don’t care if Spacek lost 10lbs or 30lbs, he’s still same defenseman. Only maybe a little quicker, it makes no difference seeing as how that involves using your legs. He stares at the puck then starts skating towards it when their forward gets to it, so sad.

    Opening night, October 6th puck drops, here’s what I think the exact lineup will be, more or less, depends on injuries (Markov, Eller, White)

    Cammalleri – Plekanec – Cole
    Pacioretty – Gomez – Gionta
    Kostitsyn – Eller – Desharnais
    Darche – White – Moen

    Markov – Yemelin
    Subban – Gill
    Gorges – Spacek

  35. LatheDog says:

    It would be nice to see Chara knock some sense into Gomez tonight!!!!!…………just kidding……….JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!

    • Everlasting1 says:

      Gomer would exact revenge by trickling a shot off his monstrous skate and in the net.

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      “And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the Dragon, and the Dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not. Neither was their place found anymore in Heaven. And the Great Dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the devil and Satan which deceiveth the whole world, he was cast out into the Earth and his angels were cast out with him.”
      [Revelations 12:7-9]

      “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    • Bripro says:

      You’d better watch what you say about Chara. He’s liable to sick his bodyguard on you:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a–3q4fOL5g&feature=related

  36. Chuck says:

    So, what…. the bRuins are hiding Chara? Are they afraid that the Montreal faithful will break his poor, misunderstood heart with their incessant booing?

    • Everlasting1 says:

      In Halifax?

      ——————————————————————-
      “And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the Dragon, and the Dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not. Neither was their place found anymore in Heaven. And the Great Dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the devil and Satan which deceiveth the whole world, he was cast out into the Earth and his angels were cast out with him.”
      [Revelations 12:7-9]

      “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

      • scrowe21 says:

        He’s playing in Halifax, not playing tomorrow in Montreal.

        • Everlasting1 says:

          Right.

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          When the Hebrew scouts investigate the Promised Land of Canaan and return to discourage the other Hebrews from entering it..”We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” [Numbers 13:33]

          “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

        • HabFanSince72 says:

          “He’s playing in Halifax, not playing tomorrow in Montreal.”

          What a coward.

      • punkster says:

        What’s the significance of the Revelation quote here on HI/0 (and note, it’s singular, without the “s”)? Or is this just another end of the world prophecy wrapped up in numerology and myth that you seem to like.
        Edit…now we’re going with the oft misinterpreted Nephilim quote? Can’t wait for this explanation.

        ***Subbang Baby!!!***

        • Everlasting1 says:

          You can breathe easy, the cataclysm ain’t looming quite yet.

          ——————————————————————-
          When the Hebrew scouts investigate the Promised Land of Canaan and return to discourage the other Hebrews from entering it..”We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” [Numbers 13:33]

          “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

      • Danno says:

        The mix is about 70% Habs to 30% Bruins in Halifax

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

  37. TorontoHabsFan says:

    I see Toronto’s Centre of the future, Joe Colbourne, was among the first cut from camp….that can’t be good.

    not that I’m complaining mind you :)

    • Stev.R says:

      What was it, Finger, Caputi and Zigomanis placed on waivers too. Hope somebody poaches them just to piss off Burke… too bad nobody would want them

      • TorontoHabsFan says:

        I actually wouldn’t mind Zigomanis on Montreal as that 4th line faceoff specialist many have been clamouring for.

        edit – he’s actually terrible on the faceoff, that’ll learn me to listen to Don Cherry!

  38. HabFanSince72 says:

    Do you get performance anxiety dreams/nightmares/? You know like you are the soloist in the Beethoven violin concerto, on-stage in a packed hall, and the orchestra has just finished the intro, and it’s your turn to play – only you’ve never played the violin?

    Or else you’re the pilot of a commercial airliner on the runway, primed for takeoff. Only you’ve never flown a plane?

    I wonder if Jeff Woywitka has such dreams about being a professional hockey player.

  39. tote-road says:

    I’m certain Henry will skin his knuckles tonight.

    No point in going after Chara though, I would prefer to see him take on someone he can beat.

  40. HabinBurlington says:

    Good news for Perron, looks like he will indeed be starting season with St. Louis.

    http://www.kuklaskorner.com/index.php/hockey/comments/perron_back_with_the_blues/

  41. Stuck_in_To. says:

    These fantasies about someone pounding Chara are pointless, though I get that they are gratifying. The best the Habs can do with Chara is to make him look foolish and ineffective. Think of the Burroughs goal in the Stanley Cup Finals. That’s what they need to do. I realise this guy is big, and a good hockey player for his size, but he is not unbeatable. The mistake is to think that anyone is going to go pound for pound with him. That is a lot less likely to work.

    On the other side, the commentators on a Bruins blog are already issuing warnings about Yemelin and calling for the need to “Komisarek”him. Claims abound that he hits like Kasparitis. Nice to know the SC champ fans are that secure.

  42. HabFab says:

    Second group of players hitting waivers;
    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=376709

    Number31 will be crushed!

  43. otter649 says:

    If any Hab is going to run at Chara tonite – I believe it will be Henry as he is one of the toughest Habs in their system…….

  44. habsolutely416 says:

    no surprise chara and max are kept away from each other in these 2 games. lets face it though, nobody on this team or probably even in the league can touch chara. pretty sure he knows it too….

    ill be in the slot ;)

  45. Propwash says:

    So, hypothetically speaking, the Habs sign and send out a tough guy to attempt to pound Chara, which leads to a mega suspension, which then leads you back to square one. Chara walks away scot free, and the team is on the hook to pay a suspended player’s salary.
    Then what?

  46. Everlasting1 says:

    No MaxPac? No Chara taking him out to a bar again? :)
    Before all the sensitive types respond with hate, chill.. Shanahan is on it.

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    “And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the Dragon, and the Dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not. Neither was their place found anymore in Heaven. And the Great Dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the devil and Satan which deceiveth the whole world, he was cast out into the Earth and his angels were cast out with him.”
    [Revelations 12:7-9]

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    • Bill J says:

      One of your best posts in a long time, I honestly mean that.

      It’s just too bad you’ve dedicated so much of it to your signature.


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      Go Habs Go!

      • Everlasting1 says:

        We can’t all be literary prodigies such as HH.

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        “And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the Dragon, and the Dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not. Neither was their place found anymore in Heaven. And the Great Dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the devil and Satan which deceiveth the whole world, he was cast out into the Earth and his angels were cast out with him.”
        [Revelations 12:7-9]

        “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

        • Bill J says:

          Why use a post in which I congratulate you for your funny post, to try and call out another poster here ?

          A wise poster recently suggested to me, if you don’t like what you read avoid them. I made the mistake of trying to reply to him further, and it just made matters worse. He was right in the end, we cant all get along. But we can choose to avoid the conflict, by not searching it out.


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          • Everlasting1 says:

            It’s what trolls do.

            ——————————————————————-
            “And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the Dragon, and the Dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not. Neither was their place found anymore in Heaven. And the Great Dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the devil and Satan which deceiveth the whole world, he was cast out into the Earth and his angels were cast out with him.”
            [Revelations 12:7-9]

            “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

          • Bill J says:

            So if a troll decides to venture on top of the bridge he lives in, and jumps to his death… You would too ? Come on! Is that really the only reason you spend time here ?


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          • Everlasting1 says:

            If I attempted that, I would cease to remain an everlasting troll in these parts.

            ——————————————————————-
            “And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the Dragon, and the Dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not. Neither was their place found anymore in Heaven. And the Great Dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the devil and Satan which deceiveth the whole world, he was cast out into the Earth and his angels were cast out with him.”
            [Revelations 12:7-9]

            “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    • habsolutely416 says:

      respond with hate? you might want to have a look in the mirror buddy. your original post indicates what kind of person you are…

      maybe its the “reptilian” in you lol…

      ill be in the slot ;)

    • Landof10000lakesHab says:

      When I am out / about, my only connection to this site is on BB – gotta tell ya it is tough slogging through site posts when so much of it is taken up by your sig – can ya tone it down a few lines?

      thx

  47. habs12 says:

    After reading the comments posted by those believing that the habs should keep Beaulieu on the team (at least for 9 games), I have to disagree. Although very impressive thus far, and arguably even the habs best defenseman in the pre-season to date, it would be a mistake to rush him and his development. The habs are a competitive team this year to begin with, and despite the question marks surrounding the health of Markov, their defense is still quite solid. If Markov does in fact miss the beginning of the season (seeming more and more likely), I would much rather see a guy like Raph Diaz fill in offensively for the time being. Diaz is entering, if not already in, his prime years as a professional hockey player, and has a limited window of opportunity to make an impact with the team given his age. Add to the fact that he has actually looked good on the PP and has experience playing the pro game, and there is no doubt, to me at least, that he is a much more suitable replacement for Markov for the time being. Beaulieu will develop into a very good NHL d-man, but we should not let this kid’s potential overshadow the fact that he is in fact just that – a kid.

    • crazyhabsfan says:

      2 words… Drew Doughty… seems to have done him just fine…?

      • HabinBurlington says:

        Physically Doughty was quite a bit ahead of Beaulieu his rookie season, much stronger/mass etc..

        • Stev.R says:

          It’s only 9 games, it would not hurt his development. It would give him a chance to learn the professional game, gain experience playing against the best, and learn what he needs to work on. It’s not like we need to put him into a difficult role. Keep him sheltered, but give him some responsibility. And if it isn’t working out, send him down early. No big deal.

          Keeping a jr player for a half dozen games at the beginning of the season is a pretty common thing. Many teams have at least 1 every season.

          • HabinBurlington says:

            I am not overtly against letting him play a few games early. My point was simply that Doughty physically was far more prepared to be in the NHL his rookie season than Beaulieu is. No way in the world however, do I support him staying up this year. Underrated in everything, is the learning experience at the WJC (Assuming he makes team). That tournament while it does not guarantee success in the NHL can be a large stepping stone for players.

      • Seps says:

        Beaulieu is good but he is no drew doughty

  48. Habfan10912 says:

    Its the preseason. We have the same group coming back so the need for chemistry building is minimal. That said I would love for someone to chase (stalk) chara around tonight and ……..

  49. adam76 says:

    Really beautiful in Halifax, bad news is the ice is gonna suck the root.

  50. SnowManHabs85 says:

    Anyone else think Beaulieu has very good chance of starting the season with the Habs with the ice time he’s getting by JM. It’s like he’s given the ice time to better adjust the speed and feel of a NHL game faster than other prospects. But I still think he will start in junior too.

    “Responding to the media , or playing to the media, or listening to the fans is the quickest way to start losing” – Sam Pollock

    • Bill J says:

      I believe they are considering it… Do I like it ? Not so much. I stated earlier why I think both him and Gallagher should be returned to Junior tomorrow as part of the cuts.

      Being cut is not a negative on them, it’s a desire to see them grow even more, for long term value to the Habs.


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      • Just a Habs Fan says:

        I watched Beaulieu each game this season and he is one smooth skater and for his young age…. boy…. what promise of things to be in the future but he isn’t ready to make the jump yet….last night I think he made numerous poor plays….with all that ice time maybe he is getting a bit tired. It was his first game that I noticed so many poor desicions or plays. Over all his game wasn’t bad still.

        I wish him the best but mjore importantly I think the Habs are a really improved team this year. I look forward to an exciting year of hockey. You never know if Markov has a healthy complete season we may even make it all the way.

    • Mike Boone says:

      ZERO chance

      Mike Boone
      Hockey Inside/Out blogger
      Gazette City columnist
      mboone@montrealgazette.com

    • VJ says:

      As much as I’ve enjoyed both Beaulieu and Gallagher play, even if they were age eligible, they’d still both be in the AHL. They’re the type of players that will need bigger minutes and that’s not something they could be given if they made the big team. Let them go back to their CHL teams, dominate another year, hopefully both bring us gold in the WJC as contributors (like Subban did for his 2nd wjc), then stick them in the AHL for at least 1 year. No more rushing players! Beaulieu is at least 2 years away (unless he injuries and his play force his way on the team a la subban). Gallagher is probably 3 years away (smaller players typically need more time in the AHL…typically, not always). Both will be stars though, given they have the time required to develop properly and not be rushed to the big show

    • The Dude says:

      Love the kid but he stank up the joint last night ….not ready just yet.

  51. HabFab says:

    From that babe magnet tweeting out of Halifax (Pat Hickey) tonight’s lines;
    Cole-Gomez-Gallagher,
    Kostitsyn-Willsie-Palushaj,
    Darche-Engqvist-Blunden,
    Archambault-Massé-Avtsin.

    He is also tweeting that Gordie Dwyer is doing the color tonight on Team 990. (thought he was coaching PEI Rockets this season)

    Lefebrve was with team as an extra in case someone wasn’t able to play.

  52. PrimeTime says:

    The idiots will be out in full force tonight!

  53. I just read some of the comments on the last nights games.

    It’s official. A lot of people have no clue what’s going on right now.

    On the Bench Last night.

    Palushaj- Lets go boys, lets tie this thing up.

    Cammalleri- Are you kidding me, easy boys it’s pre season. Good job on the Screen Spach, no over time tonight ladies.

    Rookie- ah man the game is over.

    Spach- hehe, sorry Carey

    HHH- Carey lost the puck, and has to work on mental game

    Sholi2000- HHH has no idea what’s he’s talking about, but man his comments are funny. Sorry David but you were right out of her last night. You need to lay of the sauce during game nights.

    :)

    Shane Oliver
    http://www.Sholi2000.com
    Brandon, MB,Canada
    R7B 2R7
    hockey@sholi2000.com
    Ph- 204 724 8418

    • HabFab says:

      Is that 5 pound line your trolling with?
      Not sure your spinner is bright enough though ;)

    • HardHabits says:

      ????? I was at the game against Dallas and the game last night and even though Price looked much more solid last night, in both games I have to say he lost track of the puck on numerous occasions. I also noted that his puck handling last night showed signs of the type of casual play that has gotten him burnt in the past.

      If I was a coach and I had a player making those errors I would note them to the player and his goal-tending coach and ensure that more effort would be put into tweaking his game.

      I will admit it’s better than making mistakes due to nerves and I also am confident he’ll improve with the regular season and a complete corps of NHL blue liners.

      In goal-tending 100 great saves are easily erased by 1 softie. I am not suggesting that this is Price’s case but that was certainly Theodore’s. So even though Price made some great saves last night both my friend and I mentioned numerous times last night where Price lost sight of the puck. Maybe as somebody else suggested it was due to poor play from the D. Regardless. It was an observation. And I stand by it.

      What kills me is how people are either anti-Hab hating trolls or are bleu-blanc-rouge lens wearing cheerleaders. It is my humble opinion that it is necessary to see both sides of an issue to come to terms with a better view on things.

      People say I am bi-polar but it is in fact those people who are indoctrinated extremists. I take a centrist view and prefer synthesis.

      I can praise what is good and criticize what isn’t. Many people here are only capable of one or the other.

      • Bill J says:

        K, Dave… You’ve said this same refrain a few times over the last 24 hours.

        Here’s some perspective that is worth considering. All the greatest goaltenders in the history of the NHL had a reasonable D corps in front of them, can we not agree that during the pre season that Price has not had a great/chemistry filled D corps in front of him ?

        If he still has these issues in the regular season, fire away with this P.O.V., why not wait for those games.

        I agree he’s not been perfect, and a few goals may have sat on him for responsibility, but the same could be said about several other veteran goaltenders this pre season.


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        • HardHabits says:

          If somebody calls me out I will respond.

          I am not throwing him under the bus. Only one person so far has actually countered with examples or a decent argument to debate what I put forth. Every other post has been an ad hominem or straw man argument.

          And that is really the issue. This is a place to exchange ideas not insults.

          In fact the nature of the responses only prove my point and give me the impression that people would rather a sweet lie than an uncomfortable truth.

          I like honesty and am not a fan of sweeping things under the rug. That’s what CEO’s of failing companies do to increase the value of their stock options so they can swindle stock holders.

          Nobody benefits from a teacher or coach that isn’t willing to confront areas where his/her student requires improvement.

          • Bill J says:

            I didn’t acuse you of throwing him under the bus, yes others have. As far as I know I’ve raised a valid point.

            Chill out, the Cup is not won in September remember. ;)

            Remember the advice you gave me after my water pistol fight the other night.


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  54. novahab says:

    My concern is this team going to be ready against the Leafs. Its a great pat on the back giving all these kids these EX games but is this about greed or about development. Come on it takes two to three games to sort the petenders from the contenders. This team needs to be working on the PP and PK and system to be ready. The new players that will be in the line up need to get use to their teammates. My favorate rant for the pass two years JM passing drills this team needs to lean to pass the puck better.

  55. Johab says:

    Seriously…. whats it going to take to make this out goal song again….? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0cLzNnr4Kk&feature=related

    Call Detroit tell them bullsh!t!

  56. HabFab says:

    Finally;
    Sunday, 09.25.2011 / 10:22 AM / News
    BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins announced today the roster for the club’s preseason games against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, September 25. Please note the rosters are subject to change.

    The players that will skate for the B’s in the Sunday night game in Halifax are as follows:

    Forwards: Campbell, Caron, Clark, Hamill, Horton, Marchand, Paille, Pouliot, Sauve, Seguin, Thornton, Whitfield

    Defensemen: Corvo, Chara, McKelvie, McQuaid, Kampfer, Warsofsky

    Goaltenders: Khudobin, Rask

  57. slapshot777 says:

    Where is Michael Bournival? Is he injured?

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

    • Bill J says:

      Yes. Unsure why, and what… But yes.


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    • HabFab says:

      Repost from earlier;
      Updated Injury List;
      Berger, Bishop, Bournival, Conboy, Delmas, Desharnais, Eller, Fortier,
      Leblanc, Markov, McFadden, Nash, Nattinen, Schultz, Subban, White,
      Winnett.
      17 out of 59 bodies, most are short term however none can be sent down until they are healthy is my understanding.

  58. punkster says:

    Pouliot playing? Whether he scores or stumbles the number of posts tonight should be epic as a result.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

    • Tony McLean says:

      I hope he scores a hat trick.

      You have two choices: Break Chara’s nose and win or grab your ankles and lose. There are no other choices. Make a choice.

      • Bill J says:

        Of course you would.


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        • Tony McLean says:

          I was disappointed when they gave up on Ryder too. Didn’t he win the Stanley Cup last year?

          You have two choices: Break Chara’s nose and win or grab your ankles and lose. There are no other choices. Make a choice.

          • Bill J says:

            Clearly he was a key piece of that puzzle, that must be the reason the Bruins kept him…..

            Wait what’s that, the only team that wanted him was Dallas, the cesspool of the NHL ?

            Uhm….


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    • Bill J says:

      I vote we establish a new drinking game.

      “The PouPlank”

      If you do not understand what the rules are, look up “Planking”.

      One drink per plank, make sure you have loads of headache medication on hand for Monday morning though.


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  59. durocher says:

    Apparently Pouliot will be in the lineup tonight and tomorrow

    UPDATE: the link below says this, I didn’t notice it was already posted

  60. Dulljerk says:

    What’s the Bruins line-up?

    “Muckers win games”

  61. Bill J says:

    While I agree that both Beaulieu and Gallagher could crack a NHL lineup on one of the other teams in the league as early as this year. I also believe that for the long term benefit of the Habs and us as fans. I prefer they are returned to Junior.

    They will likely both make the WJC team this year, and quite likely just like Price and Subban, it will be a HUGE turning point for them.

    I think HH is onto something, and we could very likely see them both join either the Bulldogs or Habs roster in time for the playoffs next season.

    Let’s not wish the Latendresse curse on these two future NHL’ers.


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    • HardHabits says:

      Amen brother!!!

    • Tremblant Habs Fan says:

      I agree with you Bill, but I’d like to see Beaulieu start the season with the Habs for the first few games (max. 9 games)if Markov is injured, just to give him a taste and see how he does, and then return to Junior.

      • Bill J says:

        That’s the Lats curse.

        If you remember, he too played a few games at the beginning of his rookie season. Played very well, got lots of points.

        We all know what the end result was.

        The pressure to sign them and keep them in MTL would be very high if either player racked up major points in those first 9 games.

        Short term gain, could cost long term gains. I prefer they are cut tomorrow, let them develop into even better prospects.


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    • Tony McLean says:

      Gui was/is the author of his own misfortunes.

      You have two choices: Break Chara’s nose and win or grab your ankles and lose. There are no other choices. Make a choice.

  62. HabinBurlington says:

    To the Halifax fans who are getting to watch the Habs at nearly full price while getting to watch the Bulldogs/Habs play.

    My preseason rip-off story goes back to 1984. Growing up I was a basketball junkie (along with hockey, football etc..sports fanatic), and my favourite player growing was one Dr. J, Julius Erving. He had finally won his NBA championship with the help of one Moses Malone. Then it was announced the Sixers were coming to Winnipeg to play an exhibition game agains those high powered Nuggets of Denver. My father did not have extra scheckels but knew his 4 boys (the girls weren’t into sports) all wanted to see the Doctor. He broke the bank and bought 5 tickets as close to centre court as he could. All for me and my brothers to see Julius. We get to the game and the announcer fed us a load of bullshit that Mr. Ervings shoes got lost on the flight from Edmonton (played the night before there in exhibition) and he would not be playing!

    I freaked, and I watched my father march past security down to the Sixer team bench and take a strip off Julius in his broken english. Oh my goodness the look on Julius’s face as my father told him that he personally would ensure that all his son’s posters of Julius would be ripped off my bedroom walls and ripped up.

    Ahhh exhibition games, we have been getting raped for decades and we all still hope the next one will be better. We are fans, we can’t help ourselves.

  63. habstrinifan says:

    IGNORE IGNORE!!!Double post!
    WELCOME! There is a link provided in a post by HABFAB, which gives good running reviews of prospects and names BLUNDEN both favourable and less-so.

    http://www.lionsinwinter.ca/2011/09/ropr-iv-time-running-down.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LionsInWinter+%28Lions+in+Winter%29

  64. Danno says:

    Is Chara in the lineup?

    ________________________________________

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

  65. avatar_58 says:

    What in the heck happened to nashville’s jerseys?

    You know I think I found a career path – designer for sports team jerseys. It’s pretty obvious these people have no idea what looks good.

  66. Captain aHab says:

    Tell Blunden that his ticket to the big show is to take out Chara’s knees. He’ll get a suspension but as a first time offender, it can’t be worse than 2-3 games right? ;-D

  67. Itsik says:

    I say, dress all the hard hitters, run the bruins, get them tired for tomorrow, and beat them at the bell centre for the first win at home!

  68. habs001 says:

    we need Markov back and for him to play to his level otherwise our pp will struggle…the last 2 years we had major pp issues when we had one quality pp pointman and it was only resolved when we added mab 2 years ago and wiz last year…right now we only have pk and hopes that Diaz and Yemelin can play effective pp point…Weber so far has not shown he can play pp point at an effective level…hammer on the pp was better than Spacek and the experiment of Gorges on the pp point that Martin keeps trying over the last 2 years has shown to be a failure…

    • HabinBurlington says:

      No doubt having a healthy Markov improves this squad in Spades.

    • HardHabits says:

      The Habs’, not our, PP struggled when they lost the booming shot from the point. Souray, Streit, Schneider, MAB. Habs need one of those. No need to rush Markov back and the Habs have done fine without him for the past two years.

      Not this season but next we’ll be seeing Beaulieu up in time for the play-offs. Maybe even Kristo, Leblanc and Gallagher too!!!!

      At any rate, I’d rather a healthy Markov for the play-offs than watch the Habs have a great season with him only to lose him again at the end of it.

  69. habsolutely416 says:

    howdy folks, long time reader first time poster on here. had to finally join and get in on the chatter…

    anyone know how blunden has been doing? the habs are going to need some muscle and grit on that 4th line and you would have to think he is going to get every opportunity to make the final roster. hes played in the league before and has shown he can score at some point in his career.

    ill be in the slot ;)

  70. Number31 says:

    Heeeey Morgan Ellis. Good for him. Hope he didn’t get in trouble tweeting his playing in the game before it was released. (Even in pre-season seems some teams are rather anal about such info).

    Meh to the Bruins.

    Pouliot wearing 67 kind of makes me chuckle. Burn it into your mind, Chara.

    • Tony McLean says:

      Chara’s going to continue to punk Canadiens out because the pacifists Buddha Gauthier and “Love Me There” Martin refuse to address the need for a heavyweight who can play, like Fergy of Nilan. Nobody even has the stones to slash him on the ankles or wrists.
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      You have two choices: Break Chara’s nose and win or grab your ankles and lose. There are no other choices. Make a choice.

      • Propwash says:

        Would never happen with any team.

      • ZepFan2 says:

        I’ve seen both Fergy and Nilan play. Neither one would be able to do a damn thing against Chara.

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        • HardHabits says:

          Chara would give a young Robinson a run for his money.

          • ZepFan2 says:

            Honestly, I think Chara would probably destroy Robinson as well

            I can’t think of a player, old or new, that would beat Chara.

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          • HabinBurlington says:

            Zep you realize your question will bring out the following…
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdVKNsePOso

          • HabFab says:

            HiB, either him or Svitov (the guy that broke Yemelins face) are probably a couple that might be able to go with Chara. Our Alex Henry took down John Scott in an AHL fight so might have a chance also.
            But strength wise Chara is in a class of his own.

          • ZepFan2 says:

            @habinburlington

            Take downs are only acceptable in wrestling.

            Didn’t Chara bust Artyukhin’s eye socket in another fight?

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          • HabinBurlington says:

            Zep I am in full agreement with you, Chara is the missing link and no one in the league currently can destroy him manno a manno, but Arthyukhin is as close as I can find is all. Plus during the offseason I seem to recall the Konopka and Arthyukhin shout outs almost daily.

          • ZepFan2 says:

            @HabinBurlington

            It’s sad, but true.

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        • Tony McLean says:

          Both would attack him. Again and again. This present bunch of Sweet Tarts didn’t even say poo poo to him. Disgusting.

          You have two choices: Break Chara’s nose and win or grab your ankles and lose. There are no other choices. Make a choice.

          • ZepFan2 says:

            “Both would attack him. Again and again.”

            So you agree, one on one, they would have no chance with Chara.

            Btw, watch the hit again and then come back and tell me nobody said “poo poo” to him.

            Hint: Gomez

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    • HabFab says:

      Still tweeting but it is his first game.

  71. derfab says:

    At least the guys we are sending seem to be tough enough. Hopefully they can put the hurt on someone. I don’t think the Bruins deserve any sort of respect. Crashing the net on every shift would be a good way to send this message to them and the league.

  72. cuzzie says:

    It’ll be a shame if Beaulieu doesn’t make the team. He’s been the best D’man. If he does make the team let’s see how creative PG can be.

    Stay Thirsty My Friends!

  73. Sharks9 says:

    Can we please dress more than 8 veterans for once?

    25 before 14

  74. Bill J says:

    4 games in 4 nights. Not so strange.


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  75. HabFab says:

    JM’s game plan has the final team ready for the last two exhibition games plus secluded time away at resort before season start. And basically there will only be a few newcomers from last season.

    JM laid his plan out at the start of training camp and has a four phase camp. Phase II ends after tonight’s game which is way the next cuts are expected tomorrow.

  76. Bill J says:

    Expect major cuts after tomorrow’s game. The team has even said they would do as much.

    Most of the chemistry is established already, the system is known by the majority of the NHL roster.

    Yes it’s frustrating to see them lose any game, but we must be realistic in our expectations during the pre season.


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  77. HabFab says:

    Here you can find the link to Martins plan, I’m off slightly but listen to the abbreviated version.
    http://www.hockeyinsideout.com/news/sunday-in-brossard


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