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  1. Halak the Franchise says:

    I think you might be misunderstanding the term “money.”  That, in reference to goalies, means a guy who can come up with the big saves to steal a playoff game, or even a series and it means someone the team knows will carry them to victory even if they’re not having their best night.  I have yet to see Carey Price do either of those things when it matters.  If he’s starting tonight he’d better start being “money” because the Habs have a lot to lose if he doesn’t.

  2. Robert L says:

    Quite the town, eh!

  3. Will Longlade says:

    Good call by JM. Price is a money goaltender. Once he gets his swagger back, he could carry the Habs through the post season. What better motivation does he need than to prove all his critics wrong.

  4. G-Man says:

    I remember the ’86 playoffs- Fraser called a penalty on the Nordiques as the puck was sliding into the Habs’ net. I’m not sure if it was the 2nd or 3rd game, but that call changed things big time in that series. Mind you, it seems like he’s been trying to make up for that call for the next 24 seasons.

  5. Robert L says:

    My oldest was a defeseman for three years, and I was always trying to teach her when and not to pinch. One goal in three seasons. She was always too worried someone would get past her, so she played super cautious. I thought that putting her in ball hockey for a summer might strengthen her legs, improve the backwards skating. That same summer, she grew about six inches, and when the real hockey started, she was the fastest girl on her team. A smart coach decided she was better at center. She’s never played there before but totally blossomed, to the tune of 29 goals.

    Best thing about the girl’s hockey, is that they leave the game on the ice, soon as it’s done.

    BTW, a little story for you. Back when you won the 20,000th goal contest, Dave and I had been e-mailing each other. He was quite excited that you had won and had never been to a game in Montreal. I suggested to him that maybe it would be cool if you could have your pic taken with Mike. Dave said right away that it was already in the works, but to keep under my hat just in case something happened. I was following the story and I was very pleased to see that it all worked out.

     

  6. Rugger says:

    I think so.

  7. HabFanSince72 says:

    Jaro has been so-so since the Olympics.

     

  8. smiler2729 says:

    I don’t really dislike Kerry Fraser because of the supposed anti-Habs thing, the funny thing is Leaf fans think he’s anti-Leafs. No, the reason I dislike Fraser so much is his ego, he makes every game he refs all about him and not about the game, he’s a vain ego-driven prima donna.

    Bye Kerry. Have a nice retirement looking at yourself in the mirror every day.

  9. andrewberkshire says:

    Dumbest comment I’ve ever seen on this website. White isn’t affiliated with the Habs now? So it must just be Blue, _____ and Rouge, right? Troll.

  10. StevieRay says:

    Great Hair !

  11. Natrous says:

    Unless they changed that rule this season, it’s not true. Price had the CH at the top of his red pads last season – look it up.

  12. RS says:

    I sure remember it. I’ve never understood the Fraser bashing by Habs fans. He gave us that one big time!

    And yes, Roy was horribly inconsistent as a youngster. He was particularly dozy when handling long shots.

  13. Natrous says:

    Perhaps Carey is racist?

  14. linp says:

    Chris Lee has that wicked expression whenever he calls a penalty against us. I want to throw-up each time I saw it. On the other hand, it helps me to lose weight.

  15. J.T. says:

    Excellent image, Tommy.  Did you get that from “The Chris Lee Story” on Biography?  “Young Chris grew up dreaming of a blue and white Stanley Cup, in which the colours could actually be distinguished on television.  Sadly, it was not to be, and the boy spent every spring of his youth crying as his team realized futility yet again.  Determined to make a difference, Lee turned his attention to officiating.  One, day, he thought…I’ll be somebody!”

     

    http://habsloyalist.blogspot.com

  16. Shiloh says:

    A real great move??? Can I have some of what you’re smoking?

  17. christophurrr says:

    haha, hilarious

  18. Chris says:

    I’ve always found the Kerry Fraser hate amusing.  Personally, I always liked him, Denis Morel and Andy van Hellemond as a referee for Habs games when I was growing up.  On the other hand, Don Koharski and Terry Gregson were the referees that I dreaded, as they ALWAYS seemed to be the refs for the Habs losses.

    More interesting, Fraser is routinely ranked by the players as one of the best officials in the NHL.  I think this year’s player’s poll saw him come out on top.  He is a polarizing figure though…players either love him (he is often cited as being a ref that lets the players play the game and knows how to take the pulse of things and know when to back off a bit) or loathe him (especially Toronto players, who can’t let the Wayne Gretzky high-stick go).

  19. JF says:

    In case we’re not nervous enough about tonight’s game, RDS reminds us that the Hurricanes are 7-0-2 in their last nine games at the Bell Centre.

  20. christophurrr says:

    you’re not allowed to have team logos on the equipment itself.

     

    look at fleury, luongo, niemi, and so many others wearing all whites. no correlation with them leaving their teams anytime soon. it is apparently just a visual trick to make them look bigger.

  21. JFriedman says:

    I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic…

  22. Willy the bum says:

    He’s the one that measured McSorely’s stick in the playoff game that bring the Habs to win the ’93 Cup?

    ———–

    “…BULLSH*T on 6-8 weeks…” -Glen Metropolit

  23. JFriedman says:

    LOL!

    You really can’t believe Price just gets the start?

  24. Kilgore Trout says:

    must see: great “history will be made” parody ad

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byJj7MJwQ_c

  25. JFriedman says:

    The Team’s Tony Marinaro reports Price to start tonight.

  26. Jbird says:

    i may need to rethink this. ;-)

  27. Da Hema says:

    Your hair isn’t too bad.

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    –Hunter S. Thompson

  28. Bash says:

    An oral expression with many versions…

     

    “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” (anon)

  29. Captain aHab says:

    The expression actually reads: If the only tool you have is a hammer, then all your problems tend to look like nails.

  30. Ed says:

    In case we’re not nervous enough about
    tonight’s game, RDS reminds us that the Hurricanes are 7-0-2 in their
    last nine games at the Bell Centre.

     

    This is hard for me to believe, so I took a look back, & don’t like what I saw. Since the beginning of the 2005-06 season, the Canes have played 12 games in Montreal, & have not lost in regulation.

     

    The good news is that the Canadiens have picked up 5 of 6 points in the Canes last 3 visits to Montreal:

    Oct 28, 2008…….Montreal won 3-2 in a shootout

    Dec 21, 2008……Carolina won 3-2 in overtime

    Nov 17, 2009……Montreal won 3-2 in a shootout

     

    Come on Habs! Break that streak tonight, & win in regulation.

     

    GO HABS GO!!!

  31. Jbird says:

    If this goes down to the final game vs. the leafs I will have to buy a defibrillator.  

  32. B says:

    I think your key number 1 pretty much takes care of it. Thank’s coach!

  33. kkurji says:

    Anyone notice how price’s new pads have no color affliations to the habs? I thought he was supposed to have a habs sign on them somewhere. Is he getting prepared to leave in the summer? I hope he plays well tonight, and I HOPE the team plays as hard in front of him as they do for Halak.

  34. Jbird says:

    Nice  - Once again proof that I greatly have underestimated the caliber of posters on this site.  

  35. Ian Cobb says:

    This playoff game tonight is our 2nd game of 7. The Habs started their playoffs with a loss to Jersey Sat. night.

    3rd game–Flyers, April 2

    4th game–Sabers,April 3

    5th game–Islanders, April 6

    6th game–Hurricanes, April 8

    7th game–Maple Leafs April 10

     

    We will need to win at least 4 games out of 7

  36. yathehabsrule says:

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  37. HugeHabsFan says:

    Robert, I have a 10 year old girl that plays hockey. She’s just decided this year that she’s going to be more “Markov” and try to be a little bit more of an offensive defenceman. ;o) I absolutley *love* girls hockey.

    ……….. “Thank you Cammy for making my day even more amazing!” I STILL BELIEVE. I WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE.

  38. Bash says:

    Good old Kerry…How many times did I shudder when I learned he was ding the game!

    5 on5 we need to play even. PK and PP we need to be better than the other team. No secrets here.

    The PK seems okay with lots of options.

    The PP…not so much.

    Why not Pleks or Gomez on the right point? Both can shoot if the opportunity presents itself or quarterback giving Markov the opportunity to cheat down the lane. Markov looks for Cammy’s one timer on the other side.

    Bergeron needs to shoot more…not wait for the perfectly open lane. The shot might not get through and there is a risk of a breakout but it might cause a breakdown of their PK with a broken stick or “injured” player.

    We made need Subban in that spot before the regular season is over.

    “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” (anon)

  39. Chester says:

    Bye bye Kerry, you won’t be missed.

  40. badbalance says:

    We’re gonna miss Kovy big time in the playoffs, His point per game in the playoffs is really needed on this team.

  41. Tighthead says:

    Anyone remember Kerry waiving off a goal scored by the Nords in a critical game?  The game was in Montreal, Habs eventually won on a Ryan Walter goal.  A TSN camera showed that a Nordique had skated through the crease and interfered with the Hayward.

    Funny that Hayward was starting over Patrick one year after 1986.  33 still needed some seasoning back then.

  42. Captain aHab says:

    Habs are apparently dead last in the league for 5 on 5 scoring. Ouch.

    Quite simply, if they come out flat and don’t play 60 minutes in this game and the rest of them, they don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. Losing is one thing but I want to see them compete at least.

  43. Chester says:

    Adventures in The Great White Shark.

  44. Barts says:

    Kerry is one of the best. Sad to see him go. The good news is, Billy McCreary is coming back for another year.

  45. andrewberkshire says:

    Great choices there! Both guys were absolute beasts!

  46. coachdoug says:

    I know they are all must win games but tonight is a must win…If the Habs leave their destiny in the hands of our arch rival the Laffs shame on this team…

    The playoffs have been handed to us…Up until last night the Broons, Rags and Thrashers have all been saying they want to golf during the post-season…Just have to grab it…

    Habs need to grab this one tonight….

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  47. Robert L says:

    I’m from Cornwall, where DG played with the Royals on two Mem Cups. He was the killer even back then. Ponder this, a 55 game point scoring streak. Even the buds jersey couldn’t make me hate him either. Him and Hawerchuk have a place in my hockey heart for eternity.

  48. DMAN says:

    DMAN’s 3 Keys to the Game -

    1/  We need to score more goals than the opposition.

    2/ We need to play all 60 minutes of the game (and all of any overtime/shootout that may be included) ~ 57 minutes may or may not be enough~

    3/ We need to pass the puck to people on our own team instead of people on the other team

    These have been the 3 main areas of need over the last 4 or 5 games (excluding florida)

    PG needs to hire me after JM is done!

  49. Tighthead says:

    You used to have an AHL team as well, but they were sadly short lived.  I had seasons tickets and it just never took off.

     

     

  50. andrewberkshire says:

    Sounds like a blast! Gilmour is one guy I didn’t even mind while he was a Leaf, the guys was just pure hockey!

  51. Robert L says:

    Not really….she’s all of 11 and has never scored a goal. She’s a total newbie in hockey. Now the 15 year old, let me tell you about attitude on and off the ice! She’s headed for Midget next season, one foot shorter than most players, and not an ounce of fear. She loves to stir it. A few years ago I was telling who Gilmour was, and she went off for her first team practice,came back with number 93. Now if he hadn’t been a Hab…

  52. TommyB says:

    Lee should consider a career change.   He could go work at Speedy Muffler.  At Speedy, you’re a Somebody!

  53. Rugger says:

    We must always think highly of Mr. Fraser for his accurate stick measuring skills.

  54. TommyB says:

    Call me crazy, but not so many years ago I actually believed Kerry Fraser was a Hab fan.  I always felt he called a good game back then and I am sure that today he is still one of the most fair referees in the league.  In a game as important to the Habs as tonight’s game, I agree with with Boone.  Who would you rather have?  Give me a seasoned vet in stripes, like Fraser, anyday.  It’s way better than some punkass ref who grew up with leaf pajamas and Darryl Sittler’s poster on his bedroom wall.

     

     

  55. longtimehabsfan says:

    Will we bring intensity tonight or flop?

  56. andrewberkshire says:

    HA! Well sorry for keeping you up! Congrats to your daughter and her team, maybe she can set an example for the Habs!

  57. Robert L says:

    Easier to converse in a group of three. I had fun too, but getting only 90 minutes sleep caught up to me on Sunday. Totally unexpected, my daughter’s team came back from 3-1 to win the semi. I was burned out and in Kanata till three in the aft. My eyes looked like piss holes in the snow.

  58. Rugger says:

    Regulation, OT, SO, I don’t care as long as it’s two.

  59. andrewberkshire says:

    Maybe too easy… I must say Robert, I had MUCH more fun talking with you and westcoasthabfan over at your website the other night!

  60. MD says:

    there was no indication in which net :)

  61. Tighthead says:

    Are you thinking of 87?  It was a shot on Hayward and a Nord ran into him in the crease. 

  62. bwoar says:

    He’ll never be as bad as Ron Hoggarth.  Poster boy for birth control.

  63. Tighthead says:

    I grew up down the road, in the sticks, and we hated Cornwall because it was full of city slickers.

    The Royals had some real talent in those Hawerchuk years.

  64. Robert L says:

    LMAO!

    White pads and gloves, white tape on the stick, because it makes it harder to see the mesh of the net for shooters.

    Easy to pick out the neophytes, ain’t it Andrew?

    http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/

  65. GrimJim says:

    And Calgary fans think he’s anti-Flames.

    If he’s annoying everybody, maybe he’s favouring nobody

  66. Robert L says:

    I have a friend who has two tickets (Club Level 218, row C) for the Maple Leafs and Canadiens game on Saturday April 10. Tickets are face value $187 plus taxes, and he is asking $400 for the pair.

    If you are interested in these tickets and can make payment arrangements within 24 hours, click on my contact tab and e-mail me and I will put the two of you in touch.

    Only serious inquiries please. Thanks.

  67. Robert L says:

    It was a great time for me to be a hockey fan. The Habs had just come off four straight Cups and the Royals won back to back Mems. My locker at SLHS was next to Dale’s for six weeks and I walked home from school with Blake Hull, Brett’s older brother and Bobby’s second son. One gem from the day, Blake says, “I’ll never be much of a player (he was farmed off by Cornwall), but my little brother Brett, he’s 14 and he has my Dad’s shot.” I get shivers still, thinking of when he said that!

  68. Rainrocket16 says:

    Whats this? A PP Goal, WOW!!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  69. 21BIGGionta says:

    Is it just me or is practicly every shot going wide…or are they most of the time deflected?

    “Goaltending is a normal job, sure. How would you like it in your job if every time you made a small mistake, a red light went on over your desk and 15,000 people stood up and yelled at you.” -Plante

  70. coachdoug says:

    Not sure who is worse Stock or Milbury…both could possibly be Don Cherry’s love child…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  71. HardHabits says:

    Moore 89% on face-offs.

  72. Ian Cobb says:

    We are going to blame this one on Cam Ward, truth is not enough players can finish around the net!!!!

  73. Exit716 says:

    Stupid penalty by Cammallerri.

  74. Keith says:

    Pricey with the glove save.

  75. andrewberkshire says:

    Huge dive, since when can Cammalleri hit?

  76. coachdoug says:

    Cammy…Oy Oy Oy!!!

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  77. zamboni says:

    High glove side … no goal, love it.

  78. Willy the bum says:

    Put pressure in the Canes zone and keep two Habs around the blue lines!

    score two and the rest of the game, hog the puck til the end!

  79. Danno says:

    You are right on that. It’s driving me nuts.

     

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

  80. 21BIGGionta says:

    Key centerman right there!

    “Goaltending is a normal job, sure. How would you like it in your job if every time you made a small mistake, a red light went on over your desk and 15,000 people stood up and yelled at you.” -Plante

  81. Fansincebirth says:

    oh please…..

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

  82. christophurrr says:

    good glove good glove

  83. Chris1138 says:

    Right on the money.


    Chris

  84. JD_ says:

    Habs keep it up in the third and they’ll be fine.

    Would help if they’d throw a few more bodies in front of the net during those lengthy O-zone possessions and try to rattle Ward a hair. He’s not giving up a lot of second chances.

  85. Rainrocket16 says:

    I hate it when we look good and can’t score dammit!! Crush these guys!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it compunkses to Hockey).

  86. vin23 says:

    Anyone hear Mcbain’s intermission interview?

    “Laughing time is ovah….MENDOZA!”

    someone please laugh…

  87. habs001 says:

    we just cannot score 5-5 …we really only have 4 quality forwards plecks,gion,camm,gomez…the rest of our forwards may go on a streak but are very inconsistent and not reliable in big game situations…it also does not help the poor passing up to the forwards by the d…

  88. coachdoug says:

    Sure hope they find the back of the net this period…Someone needs to get dirty and get in Wards face…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  89. christophurrr says:

    hahaha

  90. t1tan5 says:

    Good old Ranier Wolfcastle.

  91. dpthehabsfan says:

    OK. Third period coming up. So far not so good. We have to hit, we have to forecheck, we have to get in Ward’s face. We need this win, big time.

    Hit. Forecheck. Get in the crease.

  92. solomio says:

    Well boys this isn’t going too good.?

    End of second period 1 – 1. Canes playing a perfect road game.

    Can Habs score more than 2 goals tonight.?

    They’re going to have to cause if history repeats Price will let in a softie.

    Canes goal stunk up the joint but you know thats just Price’s bad luck. Not knocking him..just saying.

    Laps got nothing to offer. Nothing. Lets hope for his and our sake he scores the winning goal!

    30 minutes of hockey to go. I don’t like our chances.

    solomio

  93. Danno says:

    WARNING

    PJ Stock on L’Antichambre tonight.

     

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

  94. andrewberkshire says:

    3 goals.

  95. 21BIGGionta says:

    Very old…doesn’t even matter who we’re playing…

    “Goaltending is a normal job, sure. How would you like it in your job if every time you made a small mistake, a red light went on over your desk and 15,000 people stood up and yelled at you.” -Plante

  96. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Actually 3, but I completely agree with you. It doesn’t matter if the Habs dominate a game or not, the number of goals do. And due to our size, we are not the best at it.

    And on top we have a coach that likes to establish a defensive game. That’s why I prefer an offensive minded coach over a defensive one. Especially for our team.

    But, hey, hopefully I am incorrect and the Habs prove me wrong.

  97. linp says:

    We need someone to go in front of the net before we shoot.

  98. SeriousFan09 says:

    All I ever read on here about L’Antichambre is complaints about a bunch of over-the-hill or out-of-touch (usually they intermix) loudmouth jerks, so why do people keep watching?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  99. Rainrocket16 says:

    HURRICANES Really!! I think I just threw up, I quit, we will lose the next 2 games! You can’t Polish a Terd!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  100. Bob Barker says:

    Well he’s only an RFA and is not eligible for arbitration so I don’t see the Habs not signing him. 

  101. Storm Man says:

    I hear Martin has a new book coming out , How to coach a 40 min game in the NHL. This guy has to go

  102. ebk says:

    judging by the lack of talent he’s assembled over the years for the Flyers, I’d have to disagree that he knows goaltenders.

  103. HardHabits says:

    He was watching the game where Price let in 2 goals on 17 shots.

  104. SeriousFan09 says:

    This particular family has done both harm and good to the Canadiens over the years. Molsons aren’t a slam dunk for positive changes in the organization.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  105. MICP says:

    Its only a game.  If we make the 8 seed everyone on this board will be excited and saying how were going to beat the Caps.  Its the Gainey mantra……. were number 8!

     

    Love Al Bundy.

     

    Send check or money order and I will ship you a supply.

  106. ooder says:

    I would just like to point out, that if Halak were to let in that second goal people on this forum would be yelling about his terrible rebound control.

    other then that, Cam Ward was very good (other then the 3rd period were the habs shot at the net from 0 angle)

    price was ok.. but the team did not give him a lot of work to do

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    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  107. Ian Cobb says:

    Timo, what are you doing, counting your fingers or trying to fly.

    This team is  missing a few pieces yet my friend, but top players just don’t grow on trees.

  108. makka83 says:

    We have a better chance in winning with Halak in nets. Just that Halak has lost 3 out of 4…

    Of course, Price’s win % in his last few games isn’t great either but what are u doing comparing a #1 (proven) to a backup (unproven)… OWNED. thanks and good night.

  109. MikeL says:

    “Book your tee time”

    Ahh, come on! So dramatic. Last week the headline after a big win was “Playoffs, baby!”

     

  110. JB_15 says:

    I have said it before and I will say it again, this team is not the same without Sergei Kostitsyn. He is the spark, he is an incredible playmaker, and he scores crucial goals.

    As I predicted the rise of Jaro Halak after his very first game as a hab, so too do I predict this guy will be a star. When he went down, the whole team went to ***”

  111. Willy the bum says:

    Second that.

  112. Bob Barker says:

    When was the last time the team actually scored more than 1 or 2 goals in front of him. Doesn’t Price have a pretty solid shot, maybe he can play the point on the PP. 

    There’s no excuse for allowing Staal to be all alone on that second goal. Lazy play by both the forwards and the D. Habs must be gripping their sticks too tight. 

  113. CalgaryHabsFan says:

    These guys are actually making me miss last years team. #%#@%@ disgrace to the uniform!

    ______

     “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

  114. Matt_in_TO says:

    Sure sounds like you’re blaming him for this loss.  It would help if our top 6 could put the puck in the back of the net.

     

     

    - Member of Team Price

  115. crabvader says:

    Ward played exceptionally well in the 3rd but we really didn’t test him that much. Rather, we shot from impossible angles when nobody was ready for a rebound and did what we did against every other team; looked small and unwilling to battle in front of the net.

    We battled in the last minute, but in the end, it would’ve helped us to do it for the other 59.

  116. Tis Himself says:

    What does it profit them to sign a guy who doesn’t want to play for them anymore?

  117. tony d says:

    I feel bad for price. it seems every game a fluky goal goes in and this time right off Hammer.

    He gave them a chance to win this one but again their offense came up empty…and that last PP, pathetic…Carolina had better chances.

  118. Tighthead says:

    What are you the humour police?

     

  119. hotspur says:

    There were enough chances to score 5 or 6 goals, and I think it was down to our inability to finish more than the heroics of Cam ward. The habs took 35 shots, and at least 10-15 of those were legit opportunities. Cammalleri’s shooting was horible, I’m beginning to seriously worry that his injury might have lasting effects. I know he’s only played a handful of games since his return but he’s making me nervous all the same. Gomez missed several quality chances as well. We were outworked constantly during the third. For a game that started so well I can hardly believe the result. Had brief glimpse of 08-09, sad to say. Hopefully JM can determine what is needed to get things rolling. 

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  120. Will Longlade says:

    JM is killing the team with bad personnel decisions. The team was better off without MAB. He scored, but gave up three or four good scoring chances in the third. Price is jinxed. His own team scores on him again. If Hamrlik wouldn’t have touched Sutter, Price stops that one. All that being said, the Habs lost the game in the 1st. Too many blown opportunities and no finish.   

  121. Harani says:

    Really Disappointed.

  122. wild flower says:

    Nice of Latendresse to not add insult to injury tonight.

  123. HardHabits says:

    Price a tir des defaites. And they all laugh.

  124. Go Habs Go Theme Song Guy says:
  125. RH says:

    1-4 the rest of the way. These swine should be able to beat the Islanders…….right?

  126. Rocket fan says:

    It doesn’t matter who’s in nets.  Habs haven’t scored more than 2 goals
    (not counting empty netters) in each of their last 6 games. Need to
    score more than 2 a game to win consistently.

  127. makka83 says:

    Dude, logic doesn’t apply here. Look at the stats that matter:

    1- Ward won..

    that’s it.. that’s all that matters. Hence Price is garbage!

  128. SeriousFan09 says:

    Even MAB?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  129. Storm Man says:

    You must be one of the fans that Ran Roy out of town… How was this game Prices fault guess we need him to play on the 1 line also…. Wake up

  130. gK_HabsFan says:

    its fans like you that make me wish Price gets traded and comes back to prove you’ll WRONG!!!

    So…STFU!!!

    -GK-

  131. ProHabs says:

    Once the regular season is over, all of this years group of Habs will be golfing with almost all of last years Habs: Koivu, Komisarik, Tanguay, Higgins, Kostopolus, Latendresse But who will still be playing Kovalev. This organization has built a solid culture of losing.  

  132. sidhu says:

    Worst third period ever.  How can we let a team — that’s not making the playoffs — get 17 shots in the third, ON OUR ICE?! 

    The Canes came out hot in the third, we did not.  I lay blame squarely on the shoulders of JM.

    We have pretty much a healthy lineup (save 4th liner Metro, whom JM was sitting anyway), so what is JM’s excuse now? 

    Price was not to blame for either of the goals, and he came up big.  But I think anyone who has watched this season (I mean actually watched the games) cannot deny that there is something to the notion that the team plays better in front of Halak than Price.  That’s not a knock against Price, he stood tall tonight; but there may be something in the team psyche or whatever that sees them play harder when Halak is in nets.  I do think there is something to be said for consistency — if we have a number 1 goalie, whether his name is Halak or Price, shouldn’t we ride him to the end?  Why not start the number 1 guy who is responsible for getting you in a playoff position?  Can we put the Halak/Price rotation on hold when it kinda matters?

  133. keepthefaith says:

    You guys are all fired up mad all the time. Blame Price, Kill Gainey, hang Trevor Timmons, and did i say Blame Price?  You are all angry that we haven t won the cup but your anger is misdirected.  Blame Gary (the midget c sucker) Betteman. You people are living in the days of way less teams which equals more skill on each team and obviously greater chance for success.  This league is so watered down now that it is impossible to fill a team with all skilled and talented players.  You could easily lose six team s in this league and the quality of hockey would improve dramatically. 

    So if you all would just join together and fight the midget c sucker it would improve the chances of your beloved habs to win the cup ,therefore improving everyones mood, improving this site and  i would never have to listen to that broken record Hard Habits talk about tanking again!

  134. tony d says:

    They had a strong 1st period and outshot the Canes but could only score 1

  135. wild flower says:

    Ya, but Price handles the puck better, and they need offense.

     

  136. joeybarrie says:

    Are you serious? We need to stop this Price/Halak nonsense. The team couldnt score on Ward. That was the problem. In order to get points you need to get goals. I dont know if you are aware of this part of the game. You know Shiloh, I gotta say this is a really really STUPID comment. When will you WAKE UP and start asking about our forwards, and asking why they are having chance number 7,298… Really stupid man.

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

  137. Tis Himself says:

    I want my pound of flesh. We were surely “all in” supporting the Habs this season and we deserve some payback. Come on, we’ve showed them our’s. It’s time for them to show us their’s. Did they merit the support that the fans showed them over the course of this season? Sadly, I think we already know the answer!

  138. HardHabits says:

    I geuss a real journalist wouldn’t put “tee time” in his article heading either.

  139. HardHabits says:

    Read my post below simpleton.

  140. crabvader says:

    Lol, I’m going for a lobotomy tomorrow.

  141. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH LOL

    WE SUCK HAHAHAHA …I THINK I AM GOING INSANE hahahha

    These bunch of losers can’t score more than 1 goal HAHAHAHAHA

    If we do actually make it to the playoffs, we’re going to face Washington….

    HAHAHAHAHAH

  142. gumper says:

    It’s not so much that we’ve been a bubble team for most of the past 15 years, it’s that it looks like we’ll remain a bubble team for the next five at least. I think what you saw tonight defines the team. Not saying they can’t or haven’t played better, just saying that, if you took all the games this season and averaged the performance, this is what you’d get. Now look down the road five years and you see most of the keystone players, signed to long term contracts, now five years older and five years less productive. It’s suddenly hard to see a bright future for this team. Cammi has good years ahead, but Gionta and Gomer have their best years behind them, and guys like AKost who should be the next wave don’t look poised to become big league players. No heart, no real head for the game. Seriously thinking about cancelling my RDS subscription next year. This train wreck is just to hard to watch. It’s sad when the most satisfaction you get out of a game is listening to the fans voice the displeasure and frustration you feel as the team leaves the ice. Are they going to make the playoffs this year? From where I’m sitting tonight, who cares?

  143. wild flower says:

    Hey that’s not fair. Huet and Theodore are going to be in the finals.

  144. rogieshan says:

    Martin has to be one of the worst in-game coaches in the NHL. Can’t motivate. Can’t adjust.

  145. makka83 says:

    Shitlo only shows up after a Price loss or a Halak win. When Halak loses, he is nowhere to be seen, probably crying in the corner somewhere like a little girl. It hurts his man/girl crush on Halak.

  146. habs001 says:

    i think it is finally time to realize that while we have some good players most of the other teams have just as many good players and many have many better ones…

  147. Matt_in_TO says:

    Bye

     

    - Member of Team Price

  148. Exit716 says:

    That’s the last loss of the regular season. They roll off five straight starting on Friday night in Philly.

  149. Tis Himself says:

    Ian, don’t make excuses for this team. They have more than enough talent for to be 5th at worst in the East. It’s all about effort. And, they have been inconsistent all year in that regard.

  150. Shiloh says:

    Please take the time to learn to read and/or write cogently before you attempt to make a sound argument. Halak is the Number 1 – that boat sailed a long time ago. I question Martin’s judgment tonight, not Price’s play. I don’t understand why we needed to put the backup in. If Halak was ailing, then I get it. Does OWNED mean that you feel that you made a point? How about BALONED – as in you are full of baloney. 

  151. Rainrocket16 says:

    If Scarey Price plays one more game this season!! His Fault or not, his luck or whatever is not helping us, JM is a dueche!!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  152. Mr. Higgins says:

    Habs not even close to the glory days

    1. Jaques Martin is not Scotty
    Bowman

    2. Carey Price is not Ken Dryden

    3. None of our
    forwards come close to Lafleur

  153. crabvader says:

    What really did us in tonight was losing battles against Carolina’s 4th line. That was laughable and sad at the same time.

  154. MICP says:

    Our boys did not pack it in.  What the majority of you coaches dont know….. they were protecting a 1 goal deficit.

    Focus on the positive, The Canes wanted a third goal but we would not allow it.  A moral victory!!!

  155. wild flower says:

    If only we had Vinnie, Sundin and, of course PK.

  156. zozotheclown says:

    Cammy really needs to get going, he and AK are completely one dimensional players, they bring nothing but goals, which is fine; but when completely 1-D players are in slumps and don’t even bring that dimension, then they become completely useless. Even Laps brought a few good hits to the table today. I’m sure a lot of it is rust, but its getting to be crunch time and its obvious this team can’t finnish if Cammy doesn’t, if he can’t get scoring soon then we won’t make the playoffs.

  157. Bob Barker says:

    You don’t know that. I’d like to think that most informed fans know that goaltending is not the issue with this team. He likely doesn’t read the papers let alone some message board where anonymous haters rip him. 

    He’s only 22 years old and will in all likelihood be a star goaltender in the league. 

    If he rejects the qualifying offer, he’s still an RFA. If he doesn’t sign before Dec 1st, he’s ineligible to play in NHL for rest of the season. I doubt either he or his agent would forfeit a year’s salary. 

    The only way I can see the Habs losing him is through an offer sheet that they don’t match or they get a ridiculously good trade offer. 

     

  158. Storm Man says:

    You must have failed math.

  159. Les Habitants says:

    I’m a little enraged, so my memory is a little off, but did Jack as* Martin even use his time out tonight? what the hell does he even do out there?

     

     last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  160. Bob Barker says:

    well then he won’t be playing in the NHL next year unless he gets traded or is given an offer sheet. 

  161. Will Longlade says:

    And what’s wrong with that? It’s much better than facing the Devils.

  162. Tis Himself says:

    Let’s be honest Earle, Martin is about as useless a person to place behind your bench as you could find. The man is totally befuddled most of the time. His in-game adjustments make no sense and, as you pointed out, his goaltender selections are picked out of the air. The amazing thing is that we’re talking about the Montreal Canadiens here!

  163. mcuya says:

    Dear all:

    Habs cannot make the playoffs if they do not score enough goals and support their own goaltenders. This was perhaps the easiest game left in Canadiens’ schedule. If the team does not lift their level, the playoff spot in clearly in jeopardy.

    Miguel

  164. Ian Cobb says:

    Nope!! since 1944 my friend!!

  165. Shiloh says:

    The fire was indeed out, but just to make sure Carolina pissed on the coals. If Price plays again this season, Halak will be on the DL.

  166. sidhu says:

    Where is PK??????

  167. crabvader says:

    Bologna, mister grammar school.

    Halak had lost his last 3 games. That’s why Price was in tonight.

  168. Tighthead says:

    Is your new dog named Rectum?

  169. Tis Himself says:

    Come on! Everything from body language on the ice to post-game interviews reveal that he is out of Montreal the minute the clock ticks twelve!

  170. andrewberkshire says:

    The other goalie has lost 3/4, winning only against the Panthers.

  171. doug says:

    So much for the heralded Dominic Moore effect. Second round pick looking more attractive again for that rental (not that he isn’t solid- just not ‘the difference’).

    Price no fault on this one. Choosing to start him in must game win is curious but he was solid.

    Bergeron, notwithstanding the goal, nets less than zero for me. Preferred team without him. Why our record is better without Cammalleri and Bergeron playing is not clear to me.

    Sad that we miss a 35 year old journeyman on PP, although was south when he was in lineup before injury.

    All that post-Olympic energy gone. Limping in – or not in – again. Suspect we’re seeing the last of Pleks in a Habs uni so it’ll get worse before it gets better. Probably need to let ‘er bleed next season and trade Hammer at deadline.

    Wonder what Halak will bring in return for trade. The Anointed One ain’t going anywhere. Only other upside in future is PK (and I think he’ll be huge) and whatever else kids can learn from Boucher. Longer term he’ll be here too.

    Fairly obvious Cammy’s timing off. Whoever the troublemaking French press guy was that said he was a problem when he got hurt must be preparing another expose.

    Goodnight, ladies and gents. I’m afraid we’ll all wake up somber tomorrow.

  172. Keith says:

    Hope your right buddy lol!

  173. Willy the bum says:

    Only thing he’s good at is crossing his arms and keeping his hands warm with his armpits.  He then removes them and smell.  He calls it “team sweat”.

  174. topher5468 says:

    I haven’t moved in about 10 minutes. Im just staring at TV screen that says Goodnight. I think my TV is telling me something. I can’t argue with it. 

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

  175. habs001 says:

    this team tries but they are just not good enough to win regularly but if they get a few breaks they can win 4-5 games in a row,,,i dont think their over all play on the ice has been that much different when they had the winning streak or now…all year most of the games could have gone either way and if this is the type of talent you have in the long run your record will be around 500

  176. JB_15 says:

    Hamrlik is this year’s komisarek. A bumbling idiot with no shot.

  177. Tis Himself says:

    Be there or be square!!!

  178. makka83 says:

    What is sad is your blind love for Halak. He hasn’t been great in the last few games. We need him rested. We need him focused. If he found a way to win, there will be no need for Price to play but right now, we are winning with Halak about the same as we are winning with Price.

  179. Habscore says:

    “PRICE: I’m playing good, that’s the reward I need, hopefully the wins will come” (Stubbs‘s tweet)

    I’m glad the kid is still confident. Amazing. Next year will be his lucky year.

  180. HardHabits says:

    Price attracts losses.

  181. SeriousFan09 says:

    The team should try and win in front of any goalie they have, the Hawks don’t have anything resembling a No. 1 goalie and they still try to win. If those gutless punks don’t want to try and win for Price, that’s their goddamn problem, screw them.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  182. Rainrocket16 says:

    Lets Call up PK, we need some energy on D, I can’t take this anymore, call him up already!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  183. SarahMc33 says:

    Is it too late to call up the Subbanator??

  184. Tis Himself says:

    The Leafs will end this misery in the final — and I mean final — game of the 2009-10 season at the Bell Center!

  185. andrewberkshire says:

    HH, your Price hate is getting into troll territory. I liked you better when you were constantly talking about tanking, as opposed to constantly blaming our goalie for the team not scoring on the other goalie.

  186. Shiloh says:

    What a sad little boy you are. Between Price losses and Halak wins, that puts me here about 80% of the time. I don’t post as much any more because the sickening lack of hockey sense on the part of Carey’s Love-Squadron is too childish to bear.

  187. habs001 says:

    we have very limited offensive talent…we are tied for 21st in scoring…the sad news is that the core forwards are at their peak and there are very few forwards that will get better…..

  188. habs-hampton says:

    “MAB on D with Markov. O’B benched?”

    Boone?  Were you watching the game?  He left Staal all alone and hung Price out  to dry. Of course he was benched. I love the guy, he’s had a solid year, but ya can’t do that in a 1-1 game.

  189. Bob Barker says:

    The Habs definitely made it easy for him in the third period by only trying for the last 30 seconds. That PP made me sick. Cammy hustled but timing isn’t 100% yet. MAB should be told to stop pretending he’s Shea Weber and realize he’s a one-trick pony. His giveaways came at terrible times. 

    The inexperienced Canes D definitely helped Ward more than our D helped Price. Ward made some nice initial saves but rarely had to worry about any rebounds because his D were there first. Hamrlik basically scored on Price with that ineffective dive and everyone but Price was asleep on Staal’s goal. Why the hell was he all alone in front of Price?

  190. makka83 says:

    The whole issue is that you don’t understand why Price is playing?

    Coaching Hockey 101:

    Section 10: Backups

    - A coach usually puts his backup against less quality teams

    - A back-up job is to relieve a starter before or after a lot of games are played/going to be played

    - A back-up job is to play a game or two when the starter is struggling to get win.

    I hope you learned something new today. Of course your anti-Price agenda is evidante. It’s also stupid.

  191. SeriousFan09 says:

    And Brodeur outplayed Halak last Saturday…

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  192. Les Habitants says:

    Ding Ding Ding!

     

    We  have a winner!

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  193. Fred D says:

    It’s all between the ears people.That’s where and why we lost tonight.

     

    “It ain’t over til it’s over”– Yogi Berra

  194. Willy the bum says:

    You can tell that to Harani.  Her avatar is getting to me quite sensually.

  195. HardHabits says:

    I was personally responsibe for Roy leaving. I’m really Ronald Corey.

  196. keepthefaith says:

    Since when did Boone become a “real” journalist?

  197. Habscore says:

    Don’t jinx it bud!!

    But you know what… we need your optimism right now ;)

  198. habs-hampton says:

    Wow, that’s exactly what I did. I couldn’t even get mad. I was in shock!

  199. joeybarrie says:

    You know, I dont know the DEFENITION of a #1 goalie. But he usually plays the most games….  So using you BACKUP and NUMBER 1 Goalie terms dont make any more sense when your post is stupid. So you so dead set on MAKING SURE everyone knows Halak is number 1. Yet he hasnt played as many games as Price this season… Doesnt a number 1 play more games?????????????

    THERE IS NO NUMBER 1. It doesnt matter how many times you try to jame it down everyone’s throat. By the way, once Halak is traded, you better follow him to become a fan with the next team. Because your clearly a Halak Fan first and a Habs enthusiast second.

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

  200. Exit716 says:

    Philly is a win. Buffalo will start Lalime on Saturday, just cause. Carolina will have crappy game and the Islanders suck.

     

  201. matrags says:

    bees with  no  sting  , they cant score and at times make opposing  goalies look great. Ward was good but man did we help him out . We  just cannot score . except when at times we put it in our own net.T, his is not a gold tending issue it is about no offence , we cant put anyone away.

  202. habs-hampton says:

    Tee Times???

    I’m not happy, but there’s a long way to go. Have you looked at Atlanta’s schedule? Rangers play Philly back to back to end the season.

    It’s gonna be a wild ride!!

  203. Exit716 says:

    That second goal doesn’t happen if Markov doesn’t wimp out and cough the puck up along the boards.

    A veteran defenseman playing ultra soft and causing a turnover? Not acceptable.

     

  204. Shiloh says:

    Bologna is indeed an alternate spelling of baloney and a city in Northern Italy very close to where my people came from. When the word is used as a synonym for ‘nonsense’ as opposed to ‘lunch meat’, you spell it ‘baloney’. And that’s not phony baloney either.

  205. HardHabits says:

    Whatever, shitehead

  206. ccs says:

    Hey I got a great idea…..The GM should fire the coach and then coach for the remainder of the season to get a REAL GOOD LOOK at whats going on in the room….Oh yeah they tried that trick last year….damm it. Seriously though something really needs to change soon because this is  pathetic. Call up PK because he was the best player on the ice against the flyers….Oh and add some muscle if we have any because the Flyers are not going to take the next game lightly…..

  207. Bob Barker says:

    Or O’Byrne recognizes Staal is all alone instead of doing nothing. Or the forwards actually hustle back and the goal never happens. 

  208. gumper says:

    Yeah, about as wildly exciting as watching a drunken man trying to determine if he has the winning raffle ticket.

  209. Storm Man says:

    He is singing pass the dutchie

  210. habs-hampton says:

    I’m a huge Price fan, but, WOW, why can this team not score for him. He played solid (again) and the team did nothing for him (again). I am really beginning to beleive some of the posters who say the guys simply play beter for Halak. I think you have to start riding Halak until its over…

  211. makka83 says:

    Shiloh has an anti-Price agenda.

  212. Habscore says:

    Man! There’s a reason why we’re still in the top 8. WTH happened with this team??

    They should be glad to have two great flacking goalies.

  213. phillyhab says:

    Effin’ brutal. 

    But a MUST-WIN?  No, not at all.  In fact, we can STILL lose 2 points to Atlanta and beat them in the tie-breaker.

    We got a pretty nasty schedule ahead of us — I don’t care what pundits say, we know all these teams (PHI, BUF, NYI, CAR, TOR) get in our ass real bad — but it’s still up to us.  Five games to see if this teams’ good enough for a run.

     

    GO HABS GO!

     

     

  214. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    LOL EWWWWWWWWWW

    hahahahah

  215. Les Habitants says:

    LOL, pass it  to me, I need a lift about now

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  216. zorawar says:
    i
    would love to read more from you on this
  217. joeybarrie says:

    I dont think Halak’s agent is this Halak crazy…

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

  218. Willy the bum says:

    2P 16:16: Sutter’s speed torches Hamrlik… > Canes goal, 1-1

    3P 4:25: MAB on D with Markov. O’B benched? > because of Staal that made it 2-1 Canes

    3P 8:00: MAB on D? God save us! > would’ve been more than 2-1…

    Is the defense the major overhaul of the whole team?  Discuss.

     

  219. habsfan0 says:

    When Bob Gainey,who is ANYTHING but a quitter,bails out on this team midway through the season…that’s all I needed to know

  220. phillyhab says:

    He was very good, but that second goal?  His gave up a rebound right onto Staal’s stick!  Not a very heads-up move.

  221. Storm Man says:

    You must be the same guy in 2003 said Theodore was going to be the best Habs goaltender of all time

  222. zamboni says:

    Andrew

    “the other goalie” was meant for the opposition goalie and not Halak.

    When a goalie outplays the opposition goalie, the chances are stacked for the better playing goalie to win the game (of course there are exceptions, but odds are odds)

  223. Shiloh says:

    THERE IS NO NUMBER ONE!!!!! TOTO, WE”RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE!!!!

    I know how traumatic it has been for all you Carey-apologists but it really is true. Halak has outplayed him significantly. He has won the job. He beat St. Carey. I know that hurts but you will begin to heal by accepting it. Now, I don’t deny that Jaro had some help. Price really, really sucked at times this year and last. That gave him the opening – and Jaro took the job. Accept it Little Joey.

     

  224. HardHabits says:

    The thing the Habs need is to play more golf in the off-season. Forget special teams or goaltending. If they can get those little white balls into that little hole they should be able to start scoring pucks in the net.

  225. habs-hampton says:

    That 2nd goal is on O’B.

  226. Storm Man says:

    Im close to BC I will mail you a KG this weekend is going to tell us if the boys want playoffs or golf

  227. Harani says:

    I’ll be there! Hopefully, not the same result as New Jersey! We still hold our destiny in our own hands. 

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  228. gumper says:

    This team’s a real fixer-upper. It’s hard to know where to start, but then again, it doesn’t matter much where you start. Goaltending suspect on any given night, and no reliable veteran to take heat from the young rising star. Defence is old and/or slow. Top six forwards are okay, but not notably better than pretty much any other team in the league. Very little immediate help in the offing. Depressing.

  229. Mr. Higgins says:

    Yes, I couldn’t agree more.

    1. Jaques Martin is not Scotty Bowman

    2. Carey Price is not Ken Dryden

    3. None of our forwards come close to Lafleur

     

     

     

  230. andrewberkshire says:

    Rebound? The puck bounced about 5 inches off his pad on a screened shot. That’s going to result in a bounce every single time. The responsibility there was on the defense for leaving the only skater on Carolina who can actually score all alone. 

  231. phillyhab says:

    2006-07 all over again?  I don’t think I (or anyone who has to be around me from April-October) could handle that.

    I hope we clinch before, and our charter and just get lost on the way back from Carolina.

  232. Storm Man says:

    Yah his wife is in love with Price

  233. habs001 says:

    i think clark was correct we do not really have a first line forward…someone who can produce 90 points …we have 60-70 point forwards….

  234. Les Habitants says:

    I need to hang the goat horns on someone, but who?

    1. Hammer for his classic ” you got around me cause i’m too slow, so I’ll do a snow angel into my own net”

    2. O’B for his ” where my man ? are you my man? Oh, there is my man and he just scored”

    or 3. JM for well, being JM

    What do you think, 1 2 or 3?

     

     The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  235. bluefleetwood says:

    This.

    Those gutless punks couldn’t score on my sister’s 25lb dog. Pathetic.

    If I were Price I would demand to be traded.

  236. gumper says:

    If only he’d done it before the remodelling job.

  237. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …damn Brian, two consecutive arguments We are on the same side

    …either you’ve been drinkin’ too much lately …or We will win the 5 before the Weedz game

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  238. phillyhab says:

    If he plays more than 10 games it counts as a year towards UFA status — at least I think that’s the logic.

    I don’t mind Subban staying down and making a run for the Calder.  Next year’s D-corp is gunna be something special! 

  239. Fred D says:

    BTW- The Penguins got shut out by the lowly Tampa Bay team; which again proves the point that on any given night in this league, anybody can beat anybody.

  240. HardHabits says:

    Name me one team that successfully plays golf while other teams are still successfully playing hockey that has won the Stanley Cup.

    How many of you think I think tanking is all that is needed to build a contender? Come on all you simpletons, please raise your hands. So I use the imagery of the tank and use the word. That’s for shock value and to drive the point of my real argument home. It’s far more complicated than just tanking but the 1st inevitable step yes is to sit back and NOT try and make the playoffs every year but to stock up on talent. The Habs need to go expansion, but that’ll never happen, and the Habs wont get to hockey’s holy grail via the back-door 8th seed either with a coach who has a losing playoff record.

    I’d rather the hope of a real team, built from the front back in 5 years than 5 years of maybe making the playoffs and getting decimated in them once in them on those by the teeth few occasions.

    This team isn’t that bad, but they need an extra few additions, and adding more marquis rookies is part of that equation.

  241. Mr. Biter says:

    and in english what does that mean?

  242. andrewberkshire says:

    Actually he was the one saying Huet was a keeper.

  243. SeriousFan09 says:

    Yes but the Penguins have hardly been impressive of late.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  244. Xtrahabsfan says:

    You can yell at smurfs all night long but it ain’t goinna win you  play-off hockey!

  245. gumper says:

    This team plays like a closely knit group of physics professors. All head, no heart. I pick 3.

  246. PureGuava says:

    Actually, he was the one saying Theodore was too small.

    - He was right then too.

     

  247. phillyhab says:

    Did you see him trying to catch his breath on the bench?  Geez.  We’ve got to have the oldest D in the league.

  248. habsfaninboston says:

    Tough one but I got to go with #1.  We had momentum going until that goal.  It was all downhill after that.

  249. Bob Barker says:

    Bring up Subban. He dominated the AHL. He’s already 10X better defensively than MAB, faster and has a similar shot. Plus he shoots right. This team needs his offensive instincts. 

  250. phillyhab says:

    Very good point.

  251. Tis Himself says:

    To make matters worse, if the game matters, Chris Lee will definitely get the nod!

  252. MD says:

    So, little survey:

    Who’s going to buy the playoff tickets this weekend(available for 10-pack holders)?

     

  253. killam says:
    i
    would love to read more from you on this
  254. mb says:

    basically, it means that l’antichambre gets really pathetic… oh wait, wasn’t it already?

     

    (it means that Price attracts losses)

  255. Storm Man says:

    Hammer scored the first goal go see a eye doctor

  256. mrhabby says:

    have to to score to win folks..on to the next one..the roller coaster continues. what can you do.

  257. HardHabits says:

    Gimme a break. You’ve been asking me to the dance for weeks and following me around like a puppy and I just keep telling you to go away and now you’re trying to make it sound like I am into you.

  258. Fred D says:

    And your point is?

     

    Mine was just because we lost to a really bottom team tonight does not mean we are done.

     

  259. Ian Cobb says:

    We have  2nd line, 3rd line and a 4th line players on our roster. But we do not have one player on the roster that can play on a 1st line in this league. Somehow we have to acquire 3 first line players this summer or over the next couple of years.

    The same is true with the defence, we have only one player that can play top 4 defence on our roster. We need to acquire at least 2 more.

    I don’t know where we can get top quality guys from. But if we are going to compete for the cup one day, we need much better players than what we have at present.

    After saying this, it is important to note that this group is a first big step over the floaters of last year. And they have for the most part been very entertaining to watch this year. I just wonder how many more years before we will be able to fill the 1st line with top players and get at least 2 top defence men.

    I am not jumping ship on my team, but it is what it is. And I will be with them every game as we develop a winner over the next couple of years.

    I really thought that they might surprise and make a little noise in the playoffs this year, but when it is a must win situation and you can only score one goal way back in the 1st period and that one was at the end of a 5 on 3.

    Not much more to say except we are just not a good enough team yet, but we will get there!

  260. craz11 says:

    It’s amazing that we’re still in the playoff picture. The Eastern Conference really is terrible…

  261. Mr. Biter says:

    Garbage is your post. go back to the leafs blogs.

  262. HardHabits says:

    Way before you became a “real” fan.

  263. Les Habitants says:

    True. totally different game from that point on

     

     The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  264. HardHabits says:

    I told you already, I am not interested.

  265. punkster says:

    The horror…the horror…

  266. keepthefaith says:

    Proof is in the pudding as the old folks say.Just check a few posts and see just who is following who.  Seems like every night i read your posts my name is in it. I had a crush once too but it was a female and it was in real life.

  267. doug19 says:

    The healthy Habs have not been impressive either.

  268. Willy the bum says:

    Roman Jambon-lik.

  269. Bob Barker says:

    I vote for the first two. I think coaches get too much credit for winning and take too much heat for losing, this isn’t football. Every player on the Habs knew this was an important game. To come out like that in the third is just BS. 

    That really was a terrible play by Hamrlik though. 

  270. keepthefaith says:

    A “real fan” would nt have” tee time” as his avatar  at this time of the season.

  271. hab lifer says:

    THIS TEAM IS A JOKE!

    didn’t anyone tell this crappy bunch that hockey IS A 60 MINUTE GAME!

    THIS TEAM NEVER EVER EVER PLAYS FOR 60 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    they’re like theire coach- PASSIVE! thereswno urgency for this team! THEY DON’T GIVE A DAMN!

    THEY DESERVE TO LOSE! they’re not a playoff team and never will be!

    they’re too SOFT, too OLD, too SMALL, too PASSIVE, too NONCHALANT. they’re just plain crappy!

    They’re unwilling to go the net! to go the corners and fight for the puck!

    they’ve been this way, for the past 10 years! IT NEBER CHANGES!

    I HOPE THEY LOSE EVERY REMAINING GAME AND THEY WILL!

    THEY STINK! I HATE THEIR COACH AND GM! all pure garbage!

  272. keepthefaith says:

    What do you expect him to have a magnet on his pad that pucks magically stick too?

  273. Tis Himself says:

    Well, if it all comes down to the final game against the Leafs:

    The Negative: We don’t have Michael Ryder on this team.

    The Positive: We don’t have Steve Begin on this team.

    The Decider: Bettman will make sure that Chris Lee calls the game.

    Yes, barring the intercession of the entire Communion of Saints, we are done like dinner!

  274. punkster says:

    Hate to wrap this thing up too early, right MH? Makes for interesting evenings as the season winds down ;)

  275. Willy the bum says:

    On a winning team.

  276. doug19 says:

    !. This turned out to be the game.

  277. gumper says:

    Sorry Ian, but, as one old guy to another, I think the Habs management has lost the road map that would lead them from where they are now to where they need to go to compete for the cup.

  278. wild flower says:

    This team has to use PM’s phrase: no net presence. Their idea of setting up a scoring chance is to move the puck to someone “behind” the offensive zone net.

  279. punkster says:

    You had to bring Tiger Williams into this, didn’t you Brian. Have you no shame?

  280. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    i was and it was interesting.
    thank you

  281. phillyhab says:

    Not just the injury, Cammi looks lost on the ice.

  282. Mr. Biter says:

    thanks for the translation. yes he seems to be the most snake- bit goalie in the NHL ( re wacky bounce off boards througn the crease which also almost went in). plays great and still loses.

  283. doug19 says:

    I am a Habs fan. What is muscle?

  284. Shublips says:

    The Habs are just NOT able to score 5-on-5.  It is a horrible problem that has plagued this team for years.  Last night the same trend continued and as a result the Habs made Ward look amazing.  Don’t get me wrong, because Ward WAS amazing, but I just think that the Habs anemic offense tends to make goaltenders look even better than they are.

    Read my article about the game here:
    http://www.habsaddict.com/2010/04/montreal-carolina-ward-backstops-canes.html

  285. MNaslund26 says:

    “Barring the most calamitous collapse in the history of the franchise, your Montreal Canadiens are going to be playing hockey in mid-April.”

    i blame you boobe. you had to jinx us with your unbridled optimism during their 6 game winning streak a couple weeks back. 

  286. Habscore says:

    ….wha..wha.. what?? playoffs??

  287. RH says:

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA………..AAAAHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA………….HA HA HA HA…………….

  288. habsfan0 says:

    If Habs do sneak into the playoffs,does ANYBODY like their chances in 1st round? If they play Washington,Ovechkin will probably score 20 goals in a four game Caps sweep.

  289. crabvader says:

    Time to hibernate for the summer.

     

  290. doug19 says:

    Like when Toronto bounced Habs was it 07 or 08. I fear that to, Leafs are looking good.

  291. avatar_58 says:

    Gbye playoffs

  292. TheMock780 says:

    I agree with you 100% when it comes to the language thing, I just fear that it’s an issue that’ll never go away and will continue to hamper the Habs in both the coaching and management departments.

    I’m not sure you can model the team after the Red Wings either because there’s no organization that even comes close to them in terms of consistency. There isn’t a single other team out there who has three bona fide superstars picked outside of the first round (ie. Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Zetterberg). The Habs need a superstar or two to build around and the only way to ensure getting one is to draft one. Given the Habs recent draft history, I have little faith that Gauthier is going to turn out to be the next Ken Holland

  293. Xtrahabsfan says:

    That Cam Ward is the SHISSEL!

  294. wild flower says:

    Bobby Clark says the Habs should sign Halak and move Price – and he knows goalies.

  295. Tis Himself says:

    Dave, as crazy as it is, you know it is all going to come down to that game. Neither the Habs, nor the Leafs are in a position to play each other for the Cup like the good old days, so they have become mutual spoilers. That last game of the season will matter. There is no way around it. The more I think about it, I think it is a good thing. If the Habs want to get to the POs, the road goes through Toronto. As bad as the Leafs have been this year, they can deny the Habs entry. It’s all about character. And, that is something that has been lacking in all sports!

  296. MICP says:

    Oh well at least they tried.  

    We can hold our heads high and focus on the positives.  We only gave up 2 goals, we scored a pp goal and we had chances.  

    Goalies like Ward and Martin F are too good for us to beat.  Better luck next time.

    We can still focus on that number 8 seed.

     

    See you in Philly.

  297. MD says:

    Tickets for canadiens playoffs games are on pre-sale this weekend for 10-pack ticket holders.

  298. ManApart says:

    Brutal. Who are the fools who say this team isn’t average? What’s the excuse this time?

  299. Kristopher7 says:

    I didn’t know the Habs official name was the Montreal Sharkwannabes. Way to choke, with only 5 games left now. “We have one game left, and that’s with Carolina”, said Gomez. Yeah, right, big boy.

  300. JasonM says:

    Someone argue with me. Tell me that they didn’t mail in this game in the 3rd?

  301. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    this was f’in embarrassing, i am so pissed off right now… Jm needs to be shown the door and this team needs a wake up call, how can they go from being so good a few weeks ago to this shit? Seriously Carey was among the select few to show up tonight, i feel bad for him being so snakebit..arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  302. Matt_in_TO says:

    What a differnce 10 days makes.  We were talking about 5th place and going far in the playoffs.  After tonight, will there even be any playoffs?

     

    - Member of Team Price

  303. Mrs.Price31 says:

    Well, that’s another Carey game for you. He plays a solid game and the players infront of him screw up. Just because of Hammer’s tip-in (is he this years O’B?), we lost this game. After that goal, the momentum totally shifted to Carolina’s side. Then Staal’s goal….ahhh god!

    Why is that whenever Carey plays good, the team plays crap? and he ends up losing? for example the games against Nashville, Buffalo and today! The kid’s bad luck just doesn’t seem to go away. No matter how strong he is mentally, physically, he’s done man! This was probably the last time we are going to see him play (Jaro is gonna rock the next 5 games and Carey is probably leaving Montreal after the post season). He has probably had the worst bad luck ever! I don’t know about you guys but man, Carey is an excellent goaltender and it’s sad to see him lose when he plays solid. 

    Hopefully his luck will change and he will start winning some valuable games where the team infront of him PLAYS for him. Great 1st peroid, ok second and horrible third! A typical Canadiens game. This was a crucial game and they didn’t show up. BS third period!

    Hockey is all about talent and luck. Carey has the talent, the other one will follow soon.

  304. Canus says:

    You boys and girls notice that. Ward made the key saves when the game counted on it. Price did not.

    Enough with the excuses, someone blocked him, deflection, team giving up on him.

    What was Martin thinking having Price in nets when we needes points. When was the last time Price got us 2 points in regulation.

  305. Rainrocket16 says:

    This team is done for!!! Season Over!! HEre you go Atlanta, come right up and take our place we would rather golf this spring anyway!!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  306. TheMock780 says:

    I think it was Marty St.Louis who said last week that if you aren’t going to make the playoffs you might as well sink to the bottom so that you can get better. Given those sage words of advice, I’d rather be an Oilers fan right now. At least they’ll get Seguin or Hall this June. The Habs will once again be stuck in the worst possible position, either 9th or 10th. They’ll get a crappy draft pick and continue the cycle of mediocrity. This loss was even worse for me then the Buffalo loss for some reason

  307. Habscore says:

    d.e.m.o.r.a.l.i.z.i.n.g

  308. coachdoug says:

    We are on the “Tiger Woods” two year plan…Chicks last year…Golf coming up in a few weeks…

    Oy Oy Oy!!!!!!

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  309. HardHabits says:

    Better watch out before keepthefaith, SF09, PrimeTime and the other “real” fans get wind of this post.

  310. Tis Himself says:

    I actually think he is right. If Price becomes a great goaltender, it will not be wearing the jersey of the Montreal Canadiens. There is way too much water over the damn for him to ever consider resigning with this team when his indentured servitude is up. They brought him up way too fast and expected way too much. He’s gone. Get over it!

  311. punkster says:

    Almost like it’s scripted. And wouldn’t it be fun if that game turned out to be an old style barn burner? Win or lose it could be the highlight of the season.

  312. Hammer says:

    After watching the Cherry story, where my Habs couldn’t lose. 30 years later we just can’t win!!!

  313. MNaslund26 says:

    Barring the most calamitous collapse in the history of the franchise, your Montreal Canadiens are going to be playing hockey in mid-April.”

    i blame you boobe. you had to jinx us with your unbridled optimism during their 6 game winning streak a couple weeks back. 

     

     

  314. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    scotty bowman vs bobby clark
    hmmmm
    most successful coach in nhl history vs a guy who’s reduced to commentating for TSN
    i agree

  315. SeriousFan09 says:

    What game were you watching?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  316. HardHabits says:

    They should have Olympic breaks every two weeks.

  317. punkster says:

    What? Huh? Wadya say HH?

  318. kempie says:

    WTF? How can we lose that game?

    I hate C. F. Ward

  319. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …the problems are EVERYTHING else except the goaltending

    …I hope these Guys won’t make Me eat all My previous compliments on Their character and heart

    …we’re the Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight …or, at least …The Gang That Can’t Put The Puck In The Net

    …the Hurricanes have found Their game, …maybe too late for them, but they are playing like a Top-10 overall team again

    …YET, if THAT is ALL We got …We ain’t got much

    …hope We begin to suck-it-up in the final 5 …because We sure sucked-it-down in the third tonight

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  320. habsfaninboston says:

    They mailed it in the 2nd.

  321. Bob Barker says:

    that stat is slightly misleading considering the injuries to basically everyone of the Habs top 6 besides Pleks. Not to mention Markov who’s the only D-man who seems to have any offensive ability. 

    The time has come for the Subbanator. 

  322. zamboni says:

    Price wasn’t the reason why we lost.

    But it’s been a repeat story all year long.

    The other goalie was one better than him.

  323. Bob Barker says:

    that was Huet’s fault. 

  324. MICP says:

    Cant beat the loafs, cant beat the canes and keep  a 2 goal lead with 2 minutes to go.

     

    On a bright note, World Championships start in May. Go Canada Go!

  325. TheMock780 says:

    Ha ha ha everyone’s entitled to their opinion. They can rip mine if they want to it doesn’t matter to me. I guess I’m just sick and tired of the constant 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th place finishes since they traded Roy in 1995. You can’t win the Cup in this league without star players (I’m talking about real star players, not 25-30 goal scorers that we as fans glorify) and beyond Subban if they don’t screw him up they don’t have any coming.

  326. Norm0770 says:

    All I saw was the last 5 minutes of the game.  How depressing.  Was the rest of the game that bad?

  327. Ian Cobb says:

    Steve, not ready to eat my gun yet my friend. Don’t forget which family owns the team now! Never lose hope, because then there is no tomorrow. Mr. sun has been getting out of bed an awful long time!

  328. Bob Barker says:

    What a joke of a third period. Ward was ridiculous with that kick save at the end. I know MAB can shoot the puck but someone’s got to tell him to stop trying to dangle around people in front of his own net. Terrible, terrible third period.

  329. danedmunds says:

    please send me some of whatever you are on

  330. Danno says:

    The Torture Never Stops – Frank Zappa


    Flies all green ‘n buzzin’ in his dungeon of despair
    Prisoners grumble and piss their clothes and scratch their
    matted hair
    A tiny light from a window hole a hundred yards away
    Is all they ever get to know about the regular life in the
    day;
    An’ it stinks so bad the stones been chokin’
    ‘N weepin’ greenish drops
    In the room where the giant fire puffer works
    ‘N the torture never stops
    The torture never stops

    Slime ‘n rot, rats ‘n snot ‘n vomit on the floor
    Fifty ugly soldiers, man, holdin’ spears by the iron door
    Knives ‘n spikes ‘n guns ‘n the likes of every tool of pain
    An’ a sinister midget with a bucket an’ a mop where the blood
    goes down the drain;

    An’ it stinks so bad the stones been chokin’
    ‘N weepin’ greenish drops
    In the room where the giant fire puffer works
    ‘N the torture never stops
    The torture never stops
    The torture
    The torture
    The torture never stops.

  331. keepthefaith says:

    Yup, he know s goalies alright. …. nittymaki…. robert eche…. hall of famers there for sure

  332. Storm Man says:

    Does Price score goals???????? the team was snakebit

  333. SeriousFan09 says:

    Name me a team other than the Penguins who  have successfully tanked to a Stanley Cup please. And the way the Penguins are playing, they’re not exacty looking at a repeat.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  334. Willy the bum says:

    This is bad.  So very bad.

  335. Tis Himself says:

    I actually want the Habs season to come down to that game. I want the whole damn season to come down to playing the Leafs at the Bell Center with a playoff spot on the line. It’s time for these Bozos to antie up. Show us all whether you are worth our support. It’s not like we expect Cups anymore — for the rational amongst us those dreams died long ago — but will you exert an effort that merits our rooting for you?

  336. crabvader says:

    To the Canes’ credit, Ward was on fire at the end. But why does it take 59 minutes before the Habs turn up the heat?!

    What a sh*tsucker of a game.

  337. doug19 says:

    If our Habs fall into the playoffs perhabs they will be loose enough to win some games. At this point after tonights game I expect nothing. Go ahead surprise us, find some puck luck find something.

    Oh well Gomez must be finished for the season as this was the “one game left?” Gomez played pretty good set up the Habs (offensive) ”single goal”. Where is our All Star Markov? Who built this team? They have been playing crappy at home.

  338. makka83 says:

    Difference is anus that Price DID make the key save but there was noone to clear the puck. Ward made the save and no Habs was there for the rebound… you should really sue the guy who’s sold you your glasses. YOU GOT OWNED!

  339. Bob Barker says:

    Wow, $20 says you’re wrong. 

  340. wall2bay says:

    Somebody tell JM that they have timeouts in hockey!  WTF?

    Brian Burke = Overrated Loud Mouth POS

  341. habsfan0 says:

    That’s JM’s “system”. He used it to non-perfection in all those playoff series against the Leafs when he coached Ottawa.

  342. Tis Himself says:

    Let’s at least don our tuxes and go down with the Titanic like men!

  343. Doctor Device says:

    I can’t wait to hear how this is somehow Price’s fault.

  344. Ian Cobb says:

    Hey Fred,

    You think they would let me coach against the flyers Fri. night??

  345. Chuck says:

    We need Kovy back for that game to throw the Epic Elbow.

    _____________________________________

    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  346. hab lifer says:

    THIS IS THE MOST OFFENSIVELY CHALLENGED TEAM I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    they are pure garbage! they will NOT make the playoffs, but Atlanta will!

    they can’t beat ANYONE! they don’t deserve to be in the playoffs.

    and BTW, PRICE=LOSS ALWAYS!   JM is a loser! PG is a loser!

    the whole organization=LOSERS!

  347. Shiloh says:

    Great idea, Jacques, to start our backup goalie. Before you Neanderthal Price-lovers bombard me with negativity, I don’t blame him for the loss. I just think any team has a better shot with their Number 1 goalie in the net – maybe the team will play with a little more jump, maybe your top goalie will steal a game or even a point. But noooooooo. Let’s give our Saviour chance number 7,298.

  348. keepthefaith says:

    im so flattered with this infatuation you have for me.  No one has had this kind of crush on me since high school.  i am blushing right now. 

  349. punkster says:

    Right on! Truculence or suckulence. Show us what you got.

  350. crabvader says:

    Next year, I’m getting season tickets to watch the Bulldogs. They will be cheaper and probably much less disappointing in the end to have purchased.

  351. TheMock780 says:

    Carolina was brutal before they won the cup. You can’t do a Pittsburgh type rebuild because they got lucky with two generational players two years in a row. You’re right that it is a giant risk to tank and be bad because what if you miss on a couple of those picks right? (ie. Florida, Columbus, Atlanta, etc) but it’s a risk, at least for me personally, that you have to take. Constantly doing what the Habs do is like the way JM coaches: not to lose instead of trying to win

  352. Ian Cobb says:

    I’m having a tough time with my finger nails Fred!

  353. Bill says:

    It was a tight game, and their goalie was better. Habs should have won 4-2 but Ward did what good goalies do: find a way to win.

  354. Tis Himself says:

    You actually think that Price, of his own volition, would sign with the Habs after his endentured servitude is up? You have a bet!

  355. HardHabits says:

    The game where Ward outplayed Price. Price might have played an A- game but Ward played an A+ one.

  356. SeriousFan09 says:

    They can model after the Red Wings, a competitive team for about two decades now because of great scouting and top coaching. You don’t need to suck to victory, just spend the dollars where it counts in scouting, player development and for a really ****ing crazy thought, ignore the language issue about who your damn coach is.

     

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  357. Canus says:

    idiot, next time you want to make a joke when it comes to someone’s handle, think first. Canus was the name of my dog of 16 years, whom died last year. (expletive deleted)

  358. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …definitely this third was a stinking let-down considering the importance of the game …but it is double disapointing to Me because this is NOT typical of this season’s Montreal Canadiens

    …this has been up to now a season of third period come-backs and at least great effort

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  359. Willy the bum says:

    Thanks to Hammer’s goal.

  360. Chris1138 says:

    What watching were you game?


    Chris

  361. crabvader says:

    ROFLMFAO!!!!!

    Before the game you were trying to have the holier than thou attitude, pretending that there isn’t a debate between Price and Halak and that that fire has been quelled.

    Now you come out with this???

    You’re such a freakin’ phony!!!

  362. makka83 says:

    Well no Hab ran Ward or was there for the rebounds… it’s not just the goalie.. but hey we cannot excpect everyone here to know hockey!

  363. SeriousFan09 says:

    Flyers wouldn’t know goaltending if it crapped on them, they haven’t had a real goalie since the lockout and they likely won’t anytime soon unless we’re stupid enough to give them one of ours.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  364. ebk says:

    really stupid move playing Price against a bottom feeder team like Carolina, Halak is 11-1-1 against teams below .500 like Carolina.

  365. RH says:

    These sadsack bunch of losers booked their tee times back in December. These last few games really are nothing but a formality. Who was the guy that signed all these “stars” and that “head coach” again?

  366. topher5468 says:

    Thats for you Shaker

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

  367. andrewberkshire says:

    Bergeron is just dropping bombs like crazy! What a shot!

  368. Danno says:

     

     

    M-issile

    A-nti

    B-allistique!

     

    BANG!

     

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

  369. Keith says:

    We REALLY needed that first goal!

  370. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    So guys…

    Plekanec has 45 assists.

    Gomez just got his 44th. 

  371. avatar_58 says:

    Is it just me or was that a massive release of pressure? Still have to keep it up, but man…..I feel so much better being ahead even that one goal.

  372. linp says:

    Thank you Tom the bomb!

  373. petrov14 says:

    *whew* I just got in………….MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAB!

    ______________________________________ Lets name a Captain…..or does it even matter anymore?

  374. Willy the bum says:

    Is the whole Bell Center crowd really wanted this goal to be MAB?!  Just lovin’ it!

  375. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    Wow.  Sergei is working hard.

     

  376. coachdoug says:

    Sergei working his @ss off…hope he gets rewarded

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  377. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    Uh-oh.  Habs are pressing and playing unreal.  Bad news, so is Cam Ward.

  378. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    LOVING IT!

    Keep playing like this guys! wooowww!

  379. doug says:

    That may have been Gill’s best play of defense on that 2 on 1

  380. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    Short passes are working like a charm tonight.  Team is working hard.  I hope they get rewarded.  Beware the Canes push-back.

  381. Willy the bum says:

    So many scoring opportunities!  And why that never happened in the past few games?

  382. coachdoug says:

    Ward looking good…Habs need to get dirty in the crease…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  383. Fansincebirth says:

    Jesus, we were swarming them….awesome to see

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

  384. avatar_58 says:

    BURY SOME

    Why the shit does Ward have to have a good game tonight??

  385. Chorske says:

    The Habs specialty: making opposing goaltenders look awesome.

  386. christophurrr says:

    i hate when gill thinks he’s a goalie… those sliding “saves” screw up the tender more than they help

     

    those low % chances become higher % chances because of deflections as well as the goalie having to change his plan mid-way through because he’s not expecting that crap

     

    i hate it when my d do that to me, and it seems to be gill’s MO

  387. Willy the bum says:

    That Cam Ward… my goodness!

  388. doug says:

    Sergei in the dressing room. Anyone hear why?

  389. Keith says:

    ooohh! Hope Gorges is ok, he’ll be back!

  390. habsfaninboston says:

    SK-74 injured?

  391. mcLovin says:

    rewarded with a lower body injury! sad face

  392. doug says:

    Mulder followed Gorges off… Anyone see Sergei?

  393. Willy the bum says:

    Quite worried about Cammalleri; look different after his knee recovery.  Hope he’ll keep up sooner.

  394. avatar_58 says:

    ……unbelieveable. Not one damn year without playoff injuries. Gorges will be ok, will Sergei??

  395. SeriousFan09 says:

    I don’t recall SK being hit, let’s hope for an equipment problem.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  396. P St. Pierre says:

    I love Brian Gionta…make him or Markov captain already!

  397. JD_ says:

    He got stopped in his tracks as he entered the O-zone with a half-hipcheck against the boards early on.

    He looked hurt.

  398. SeriousFan09 says:

    When you get into the bourbon early in the day?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  399. longtimehabsfan says:

    It’s because only once in the last 10 years [2008] have the Habs qualified for the playoffs without torturing us all the way to the end.

  400. Mike Boone says:

    Neither am I.

  401. longtimehabsfan says:

    He commented that if a guy puts a stick on somebody and it doesn’t affect the play in any way, there should be no call.  Let the guys play.

  402. SeriousFan09 says:

    Cammalleri… If you’re still working out the kinks with your timing fine but stay out of the damn box.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  403. JIMVINNY says:

    Horseshit call.  He turned away when he saw Cammi coming.

  404. B says:

    Martin still thinks he has two number ones and is still basically playing whoever wins (and sitting whoever looses). If Halak had earned the number one, then he would have started tonight with the backup maybe getting one of the back to back games Friday and Saturday. Martin has not designated a number one (or backup) and with only 6 games left he is not likely to do so this season.

  405. 21BIGGionta says:

    at least our pk is looking solid..(i made sure to enter this when the penalty was finished..)

    Edit: aw man…

    “Goaltending is a normal job, sure. How would you like it in your job if every time you made a small mistake, a red light went on over your desk and 15,000 people stood up and yelled at you.” -Plante

  406. andrewberkshire says:

    What BS.

  407. Xtrahabsfan says:

    F**k!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  408. TOEmastro says:

    REBOUND CONTROL!!!

  409. JIMVINNY says:

    Shut up.  Idiot.

  410. Matt_in_TO says:

    Granted but it doesn’t help to leave Staal alone either

     

     

    - Member of Team Price

  411. TOEmastro says:

    edit: I mean from the team in front of him

  412. 21BIGGionta says:

    This rebound control exscuse is BS..i mean yes sometimes goalies need to control their rebounds more…But really what do you want him to do? this shot was clearly a shot for the rebound.

    “Goaltending is a normal job, sure. How would you like it in your job if every time you made a small mistake, a red light went on over your desk and 15,000 people stood up and yelled at you.” -Plante

  413. christophurrr says:

    where is he supposed to kick that?

     

    is he supposed to re-write the laws of physics?

     

    maybe staal should have been covered.

  414. Exit716 says:

    Markov was too soft on the play and O’Byrne was well, O’Byrne. That being said, Price did get a piece of the shot. Just not enough.

     

  415. coachdoug says:

    Oy Oy Oy Oy!!!!!

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  416. Bryan says:

    How do you leave Eric Staal alone infront of the net like that?

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  417. JIMVINNY says:

    For FUCKS sake.  Why don’t you leave him hanging a little futher out to dry?

  418. Habsfan_jay says:

    over… sad

  419. christophurrr says:

    ya, just leave staal alone beside the net. well played.

  420. Exit716 says:

    God McGuire is stupid. “I don’t know what happened to the Canadiens to start the third period.”

    Hey Baldy. Did you not see the penalty Cammalleri took? What an idiot.

     

  421. Willy the bum says:

    Who’s looking around the nets?  Staal just sneaked in.

  422. Rainrocket16 says:

    OWNED. PRICE=GOLF SEASON!!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  423. SeriousFan09 says:

    Can’t cross into the offensive zone, not encouraging.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  424. Keith says:

    Just going through the motions now.

  425. danedmunds says:

    unreal that when the team stops skating, everyone stands around and chases the puck… JM just stands there with his arms crossed… well done

  426. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    typical this year we quit on price, mcguire is the biggest turd on tv why does he still have a job

  427. ManApart says:

    Everyone who talks about Halak’s rebound control, check that last goal out. Not that I subscribe to the notion.

  428. Willy the bum says:

    And the mocking of Olé Olé begins…

  429. Canus says:

    Why Price is in nets is beyond me. We need to win games, not lose. There’s his softie for the night. Usually, there’s two. So, I guess it’s a matter of time. Not to worry, I know you Price fanatics will come out and blast me. But, really, think about it, Halak wins us games, Price doesn’t. Look at the record. It’s actually that simple. I think it’s time you Price fanatics start realizing what I am saying is just true. Simple and plain. The guy just isn’t a money goalkeeper. He just isn’t.

    I know, I know, there’s always an excuse for the goals he lets in. A deflection, kick, screen. But, do you guys actually make the same excuse when Halak lets one go in, and that rare to red light Price.

    Let the blasting begin!

  430. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    HOLY CRAP, SCORE A GOAL GOD DAMNIT.

  431. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    thank god that fraser is retireing this year he is as bad as lee for screwing the habs

  432. SeriousFan09 says:

    Okay guys, time for some PP magic!

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  433. habsperspective says:

    Markov`s even had some giveaways tonight, apparently this team just doesnt want to play in front of Price!

     

  434. Y says:

    Playoffs? What playoffs!?

  435. andrewberkshire says:

    What a crap game.

  436. Bryan says:

    Do you blame Halak when he lets in a goal the way you do when Price does?

    No, go away.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  437. StevieRay says:

    I agree,….. Price doesn’t deserve this bunch of quitters !!!

    8 mil + 5 + 4 mil  = 17 mil = 3 smurfs = worthless when needed to score ! 

    PP…. let go boys.. MAB .75 mil dollar man and savior… you watching smurfs ??

  438. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    Yes all the price bashers are going to say that halak would have stopped stall

  439. Rainrocket16 says:

    I agree, but “Red Light” has been used

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  440. andrewberkshire says:

    People who complain about Halak’s rebound control talk about when he kicks harmless shots into the slot, not when a shot into the pads bounces 5 inches away. Dumb comment.

  441. Canus says:

    go away, haha. lol

    I’m not here to start shit, but, like yourself, I have an opinion. But, you can be guaranteed, I wouldn’t reply to someone, with, “go away”. Haha, when you have an argument with someone in person, do you actually say that.

  442. SeriousFan09 says:

    That avatar really suits you.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  443. Canus says:

    It has? I didn’t know. Thanks for saying so.

  444. Xtrahabsfan says:

    OY VEY  OY YEY OY VEY OY VEY      OY VEY OY VEY………………….

  445. t1tan5 says:

    FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

    FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

    FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

    FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

    FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

    FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

  446. Chris1138 says:

    OMG lol


    Chris

  447. sidhu says:

    Time out?

     

  448. Keith says:

    This team is really pissing me off now!!!

  449. Les Habitants says:

    WHAT A F**KING JOKE!!

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  450. danedmunds says:

    i wouldnt put MAB on my men’s league hockey team

  451. zamboni says:

    pathetic.

  452. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    Hey canus you every play goal or hockey how was price supposed to stop stall but let me guess if halak was in net he would get it cause he is like superman is he.  Maybe you get some glasses and watch the game, and not the way Kerry Faser does!

  453. zamboni says:

    Hey, that’s for whimp coaches.

  454. Bryan says:

    When it’s as stupid as yours is, yes, I do.

    You’re analyzing a problem that doesn’t exist.  Price isn’t the problem with this team.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  455. habsfan0 says:

    Habs CANNOT beat a plus 500 club…over last couple of months Carolina is WAY over 500…simple as that

  456. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    I agree some people on this site have vision problems like Kerry Fraser and know sweet fa about hockey Price is the only on playing tonight

  457. Canus says:

    lol, how does one argue with idiots such as yourself. It’s pointless. You call an opinion stupid. lol

    Go away punk!

  458. ManApart says:

    That comment was as dumb as the million comments who comment on Halak’s rebounds, many by you. It was meant to be sarcastic.

  459. makka83 says:

    Welcome to hockey.. your first game?

  460. Rugger says:

    Said it before Mr. Boone, but you have great taste in Music references

  461. Mike Boone says:

    Thank you. I’ve been listening a long time.

  462. rp25 says:

    I havent been on this site a lot lately.A little too schoolyard for my liking. One question..is Andre K. the worst,laziest,wimpiest player in the entire league,or is it just me ?

  463. Fansincebirth says:

    This reminds me of the Buffalo game but his is going to have a much happier ending

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

  464. Keith says:

    Damn you Weirdo!!!

  465. 21BIGGionta says:

    nice save…not buying it..you clearly meant from price..then saw that other people were posting that it wasn’t his fault

     

    “Goaltending is a normal job, sure. How would you like it in your job if every time you made a small mistake, a red light went on over your desk and 15,000 people stood up and yelled at you.” -Plante

  466. TOEmastro says:

    look at the time I sent it, SAME time as the other post… how would that be possible?

  467. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Holy Cow how are we not winning 4-0 lol

  468. coachdoug says:

    Plek/Cammy/Ak46 line looking the best so far…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  469. andrewberkshire says:

    Well that article is complete BS. It says Pouliot has 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 10 games. He has 2 goals and 4 assists in that time. 4 goals and 5 assists since the Olympics. Utter BS. Not to mention the whole “Price hasn’t won in a month” line that parrots Pat Hickey is a BS line, considering in that time since his last win he’s played 2 full games.

  470. Mr.Hazard says:

    WOW, that’s unfairly harsh. TSN’s front-page article is a close-up of Carey wearing his mask, and it says “IMPROVEMENT NEEDED”. You think they’d ever say that about Gustavsson?

    I can’t help but notice that they mention “hasn’t won in nearly a month”, several hours after the same line was posted on HI/O. STEALING IDEAS GUYS?

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  471. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’d say a big “Improvement Needed” banner would be good in writing an article on their journalistic integrity myself.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  472. doogmac says:

    that snipet/headline is very misleading. price has started three games since then, two in which he should have won

  473. J. Ambrose says:

    Still, it’s a strange decision after a 3-day break and wavering only two points above playoff elimination. I thought it had been decided beyond all dispute that Jaro was our man down the stretch.

     

    That being said, I have this message for Carey: be on your toes when MAB is on the ice because you are guaranteed to be facing an odd-man rush.

    And even if Carey falters, I want to see this team fill the Canes net. We need all our shooters firing bulls-eyes from here til May.

     

  474. Natrous says:

    I believe the author goes on to say that “in his last start, Price only saved 40 of 42 shots and wasn’t able to stand on his head in the dying minutes to preserve his shutout against a pesky division-leading Buffalo squad. Clearly, there is much to be improved upon”.

  475. nick says:

    To keep things reasonable… I always look the last 5 or 6 games back.

    In the last 5 games, Halak has started 4 games, won 1 in regulation, lost 1 in OT, 2 in regulation.

    In the last 5 games, Price has started once, and lost once in OT.

    Who would you start with? Ok so some might be calling bullroar on this right now… Fair enough.

    Look at it this way, going into the 2005-2006 playoffs, Gerber had far better stats than Cam Ward (GAA 3.68, S% .882)… Given his playoff performance that year, I think it’s safe to agree that anything is possible when it comes to goaltending on any given week.

     

  476. SeriousFan09 says:

    I love Pleks, but I have little confidence in him executing on a breakaway.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  477. Fansincebirth says:

    Crash the net boys!!!!

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

  478. TOEmastro says:

    I read my comment after I sent it, I meant that the skaters on our team should have taken care of it

  479. christophurrr says:

    i’ll buy it..

  480. gwebster says:

    do prices white pads mean he’s officially the backup?

  481. Danno says:

    It just means the Price is white.

     

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

  482. Fansincebirth says:

    Excellent first period but this should truly be 4 or 5 -0

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

  483. tony d says:

    If Ward wasn’t so hot, \ it’d be 4-0 for us

  484. Keith says:

    Great, GREAT period but we should have had at least two or three goals against Weirdo. He’s standing on his head unfortunately.

  485. JD_ says:

    My first double-post.

    Nice.

  486. SeriousFan09 says:

    Alain had how much coffee before he got into the booth?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  487. JD_ says:

    Two shots for Carolina in the first and one of them was Tom The Bomb barrelling through Price.

    SK looked stiff after he was jammed into the boards early on; told my son he looked hurt. Hopefully just a minor pointer and not a reinjury of his ankle.

  488. cjhousegirl says:

    Very, very worried. Yes we’re dominating but we dominated Buffalo too. Canes only need one break and it’s all tied up. Go HABS!!!

  489. SeriousFan09 says:

    Guess where the heads of the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers scouting department will be tommorow? Plymouth Whalers (Seguin) Vs Windsor Spitfires (Hall, Fowler) starts tommorow in the OHL.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  490. JD_ says:

    Bobby Clobber and Ray Ferraro sitting between James Duthie and Bob McKenzie.

    Great quality bread being wasted on a s*** sandwich.

  491. captaink4life says:

    Clarke talks sooooooooooooooooooooooo slow

     

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  492. andrewberkshire says:

    And the TSN panel prove their stupidity once again by saying Green should win the Norris, based on +/- and worse offensive numbers than the last season. +/- needs to be taken with a grain of salt when your team is +77. And bashing Keith for +/- when he’s playing in front of Huet and Niemi is a joke.

  493. JD_ says:

    It was a trick question.

    Involved making a judgment call on a goaltender.

  494. SeriousFan09 says:

    Keith will get the Norris I’m sure of it, Chara got it last year because he played defence in addition to his career-best Offensive numbers, much like Keith has proved he is a true 2-way defencemen this season.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  495. Anonymous says:

    It’s settled, keep Price.

  496. andrewberkshire says:

    I read the other day that Kirill Kabanov will likely fall from a top 10 pick to the second round after his decision to go back to Russia to finish out the season. Anyone else think the Canadiens should take advantage of that with their first rounder? The kid is a massive talent.

  497. mcLovin says:

    hey clarke* picked doughty (who i’d pick) so they weren’t all off

  498. andrewberkshire says:

    I agree, and Doughty would be second in my voting.

  499. andrewberkshire says:

    Hodge? That was Bob Clarke.

  500. JD_ says:

    Heh.

    Bobby “The Barometer” Clobber.

  501. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Pleks?

    Man the Habs are snake-bitten.

  502. Willy the bum says:

    FFFFFFFF************CCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  503. t1tan5 says:

    Thats just a bad bruise. He should be fine.

  504. mcLovin says:

    yeah im drunk, bear with me

    and can we score another goal for christ’s sake! 

  505. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Sergei is back!

  506. coachdoug says:

    OB delivering some nice hits tonight…he is really coming along nicely

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  507. Fansincebirth says:

    Holy Crap!! Gill hit someone on purpose….

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

  508. doug says:

    Too many missed chances – if no goal soon or if Canes tie up we’re in trouble, I fear

  509. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Have some Gill,Boychuck!lol

  510. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hmmm, Canadians draft a Russian with their 1st-round pick, I’m sure that won’t cause any controversy around here. If he is available though, I say we grab him, 6’3″ LW with a RH shot is not a bad thing to add to our depth chart.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  511. andrewberkshire says:

    No worries, You caught it as fast as I did. And agreed about the goal! Jeez!!

  512. zamboni says:

    Is it only me or Laps is actually playing good tonight?

  513. coachdoug says:

    Can we buy a goal????

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  514. twilighthours says:

    Any other classic Simpsons fan out there chuckle every time McBain’s name is called?  

    “Gee, McBain, you certainly broke up that meeting.”

    “I’m thinking of holding another meeting…. in bed.”

  515. andrewberkshire says:

    That would be an insane steal in my opinion.

  516. Willy the bum says:

    “Voici Dash…”  Who’s Dash?  Funny way of saying Darche in French…

  517. doug says:

    May be a goal

  518. mcLovin says:

    wow. most pathetic own goal of the year?

  519. Fansincebirth says:

    Crap, it’s a goal….

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

  520. Keith says:

    The whistle blew first I believe. didn’t it?

  521. Anonymous says:

    You call quarter after 5 early?

  522. Rugger says:

    If I recall, Timo is quite west of Montreal.

  523. TOEmastro says:

    The only thing I can say is that Price shouldn’t have had to be in the position to have to fall on his face to stab at it with a leg. If he was square, he’d have had a chance, he didn’t give himself that chance.

     

    I’ll still say that the D sh** the bed with the front of the net business

  524. Anonymous says:

    Probably just you.

  525. andrewberkshire says:

    You complain about the site being to “schoolyard”, then you make a completely unrelated reply to a comment and throw schoolyard insults at a player.

  526. Matt_in_TO says:

    Price bailing them out.  Wtf kind of PP is this?

     

    - Member of Team Price

  527. andrewberkshire says:

    COME ON!!!!! How are we losing to this team? They’re a joke!

  528. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Thank god for Price on that play – holy crap what a brutal PP.

  529. P St. Pierre says:

    Wow…what a terrible PP.

  530. sidhu says:

    Seeing Sutter makes me disappointed at what our 1st round pick power forward, Pacioretty, was supposed to be.

  531. SeriousFan09 says:

    Sutter didn’t get yanked out of the minors to fill in a hole before he was ready.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  532. SeriousFan09 says:

    Thinking of a word to describe Jacques Martin coaching in a 3rd period where we’re behind, anyone got a suggestion?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  533. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    what a crap powerplay, 3 passes then they get the puck stolen for a breakaway..pitiful…

  534. t1tan5 says:

    Spacek is the worst defensemen at keeping the puck in the zone.

  535. Chris1138 says:

    I guess you’re considering MAB cause he’s on the fourth line? lol


    Chris

  536. Danno says:

    Here’s Chris Lee practising his lame calls for his next game.

     

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

  537. Willy the bum says:

    Jesus, that’s two heart attacks right there!

  538. sidhu says:

    Where is PK?!?!  He’d put MAB, Spaceman, etc., to shame

  539. JasonM says:

    This is getting real old. They should beat these guys and they have mailed this one in. I’m pissed.

  540. Canus says:

    haha, listen to you people. The Habs are absolutely dominating this game, yet, you keep on saying this game sucks, this and that. But,  Price is the only one who has failed. You can’t use the excuse anymore with the team let him down. Price just isn’t a money goalkeeper.

  541. ManApart says:

    Great positioning by Price

     

  542. andrewberkshire says:

    Lapierre seems to be waking them up? We can only hope.

  543. sidhu says:

    Haha I’d love to hear what Ferraro thinks about Lapierre’s shift….

  544. coachdoug says:

    Tabarnac!!!!  

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  545. MICP says:

    Bunch of dumb luck.  Who could have known that Ward would steal a couple of points.  Better luck on Friday.

  546. t1tan5 says:

    Being outshot 12-2 this period is hardly domination.

  547. HabsFanInKorea says:

    FSHurricanes commentators are driving me nuts. They keep talking about the “miracle” play-off series when Carolina came back and beat the Habs… then went on to win the cup. There was no miracle!!

    It was quite simple. They poked Koivu’s eye out and we didn’t even get so much as a 2 minute power-play for it. Next game, somebody on Carolina bit their lip as they fell down and Montreal got 4 minutes in the box. That would be demoralizing enough for any team to lose a series. Add a few bounces for Carolina and there ya have it. Now stop reminding me…. ugh.

  548. Habsfan_jay says:

    The team has quit. There’s no finish. I do not like what I’m seeing….

  549. Chris1138 says:

    Montreal is in red just so you know.


    Chris

  550. Canus says:

    and what were the shot totals in the first two periods. It’s simple, Ward is a money keeper, whereas Price just isn’t.

  551. Canus says:

    just to let you know little puppy, I’ve been a fan, and watching Habs games a lot longer than yourself.

  552. SeriousFan09 says:

    That’s a BS argument if there ever was one.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  553. Chris1138 says:

    Little puppy? I’m not your girlfriend dude. Your comments don’t reflect someone following the Habs for more than two months.


    Chris

  554. t1tan5 says:

    Then we were dominating. Past tense, brother. We are getting owned right now.

  555. Matt_in_TO says:

    Pricey seems to play bigger in the white pads

     

    - Member of Team Price

  556. Exit716 says:

    You’ve been watching hockey for years and it’s Price’s fault tonight?

    Whatever.

  557. Willy the bum says:

    They’re not rushing to the puck!  F*CK, get the puck!!!

    You guys are past the 10-minute mark, so better get a move on!!!

  558. solomio says:

    Hey that was quite the power play eh?

    8 minutes left. I can’t take this shite anymore. I’m going for a walk.

    solomio

  559. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Can’t believe some of you gofers here are actually blaming Price for this game.

    So there’s nothing wrong with the team?

    I guess scoring 1 goal is a huge feat then.

  560. Les Habitants says:

    With you on hammer but spachy s +12 is the best +/- on the team

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  561. Canus says:

    especially so when he’s letting his regular softies.

  562. habsperspective says:

    Yeah that whole goal theyve scored, complete domination!

    Tard

  563. RH says:

    What a bunch of knobs! No character on this team.

  564. HabsFanInKorea says:

    Everyone’s giving up.. come one… don’t give up yet….. we got this.

  565. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    SCORE PLEASEEEEEEEEEE.

    BEFORE I jump out of my freaking window, please score!!!!!!!!!!!

  566. joeybarrie says:

    You  mean 1 goals on 28 shots wont win us the Stanley Cup???????

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

  567. Matt_in_TO says:

    Blaming Price is the in thing around here.  I’m shocked he’s not blamed when they lose with Halak in goal.

     

    - Member of Team Price

  568. Matt_in_TO says:

    Hasn’t been one of those tonight

     

    - Member of Team Price

  569. Canus says:

    ummm, have you noticed how Ward keeps his team in the game. Whereas, well, Price just doesn’t. You Price fanatics are just unbelievable.

  570. JasonM says:

    What happened to this team?

  571. Rainrocket16 says:

    WAKE THE F$%* UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  572. SeriousFan09 says:

    What are you taking about Harditya? Canadiens scored 2 goals, don’t remember Hammer’s beauty?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  573. nick says:

    I love how Price always has to shut the other team out in order for MTL to win. This is ridiculous. You can’t win hockey games scoring 1 goal night after night.

    Against CAROLINA…

  574. doug says:

    Terrible third. We deserve to lose and will likely end up 8th amd screwed or ninth. Sad display here with season on the line, but can’t say Bruins any better. Only four good teams in East. Quite depressed.

  575. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    woowwww shots on goal are 16-5 in favour of carolina this period

  576. joeybarrie says:

     

    15 to 5 shots, and 3 shots AGAINST on our PP. And we blame the goalie. What a bunch of IDIOTS

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

  577. Danno says:

    This game reminds me of that old Frank Zappa song:

    “The torture. The torture. The torture never stops.”

     

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

  578. makka83 says:

    Price has made some better saves than ward.. you need to check your doctor and buy some glasses.

    Why was he scored on? he is getting hit by Canes and his own players…

    How about this, go on the ice, go on your knees and have 6foot something dudes knock you over then let us know how many goals you let in… COWARD!

  579. Canus says:

    I beg your pardon?

  580. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    whats your problem with price I know he lets in some bad goals but tonight he is keeping us in it

  581. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    I agree with you mr. smoking aces he must have the eye wear that kerry fraser has

  582. Canus says:

    lol, what’s wrong with you Price fanatics. Hey look, I’m a fan of some players too, but, when they have a bad game, I can at least admit it.

    The difference between Ward and Price is very simple. Ward is a money goalkeeper. He doesn’t fail under pressure. Price does. Why can’t you actually see this.

    You mention Price has stopped more difficult shots than Ward, ummm, sure, great, but, is Ward winning this game. Come on! Open your eyes, take off your blinders.

  583. Canus says:

    Canus was my dog for 16 years, of whom died last summer. A _ s _ s-h-ol_E. Punks like yourself I would love to run into.

  584. Robert L says:

    Boone, thanks much for the Burns link. Hands down the best thing I’ve read by Rejean Tremblay. A weeper!

  585. coachdoug says:

    That may be a goal…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  586. MICP says:

    goal. were tied

  587. Les Habitants says:

    F**K HAMIRLIK!!!

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  588. doug says:

    Yep that’s a frigging goal

  589. sidhu says:

    Pierre McGuire — relax, man.

    New drinking game — drink every time Pierre mentions someone’s junior team.

  590. SeriousFan09 says:

    Dude, there’s barely enough livers in the transplant system as there is.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  591. RudeMood19 says:

    This goal epitomizes Carey Price’s season in a nutshell.

  592. twilighthours says:

    “Compromised.”  The word Maguire is looking for is “compromised.”

  593. avatar_58 says:

    This team just doesn’t know wtf to do with Carey in net. Hey let’s put it in our own net!

  594. habsperspective says:

    Christ I turn the TV on, and they score!

  595. andrewberkshire says:

    Of course the defense kicks the puck in the net…

  596. zozotheclown says:

    This team really does hate Price lol…

  597. sidhu says:

    Poor, Pricey

  598. SeriousFan09 says:

    If that goal goes, transfer all the momentum to the Canes…

    ****ing pathetic.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  599. coachdoug says:

    Hammer kicked it in…ugly

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  600. Willy the bum says:

    I call a penalty shot.

  601. LesFleurs says:

    Shouldn’t it just be a penalty? We had to touch the puck to send it in the net.

  602. t1tan5 says:

    Wow, it’s like we want to score on Price.

  603. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    WOW

  604. twilighthours says:

    What the hell is a “good goal”?  As opposed to a bad goal?  Just say “the result is a goal.”

  605. rut1212 says:

    Wow. Carey cannot catch one break. How can one guy be this unlucky? I honestly cannot believe this.

  606. Keith says:

    God damn bad luck again! Poor Carey! The Hard Luck Kid.

  607. zamboni says:

    16-3 shot 1-1 the score

    crap

  608. SeriousFan09 says:

    Is Price allowed to glare at his defence on that one?

    They forgot to give Hamrlik an assist at the very least.

     

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  609. havok says:

    no one had control of it…

  610. Danno says:

    Bad Luck Shleprock. Price must hate this team by now.

     

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

  611. t1tan5 says:

    It’s actually 0.667

  612. Les Habitants says:

    how many times have I seen that same sh*t from Hamrlik all year. 5.5 mil and people say Gomer is a waste of money

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  613. HardHabits says:

    Look. People. I like Price. I would love to see him succeed with the Habs as he succeeded at the WJC and during the AHL playoffs. But seriously! What’s the excuse now?

  614. andrewberkshire says:

    Actually It’s .666, but good counting.

  615. Fansincebirth says:

    Is there a slower defence in the league?

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

  616. Mr. Higgins says:

    I am sick of talking luck. Good goalies find a way. Work hard play after play. 3 shots and 2 pucks in. Mind you he was crashed, but I am sick of Carey’s softness. Pull him and put in Halak before this game is out of reach.

  617. doug says:

    Next ten minutes could determine our fate… For tonight- for our season. Ward great

  618. matraque says:

    And that is why Carey should see very little ice time.  Luck is not on his side.

    ——

    Komisarek: 0 – 4 – 4 (-9)
    http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8469460

  619. Fansincebirth says:

    excuse for what?

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

  620. andrewberkshire says:

    What was he supposed to do there HH? Honestly, tell me what a goalie could do.

  621. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    Dominate the game… let in a weak/unlucky goal, and all the negativity spills out.  Welcome to Habs fans… the best/worst fans in hockey.

  622. SeriousFan09 says:

    Please provide an answer on what the hell he was supposed to do on that play?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  623. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    That’s why you shouldn’t coach  You are going to prevent a great goaltender from playing because of bad luck?  

  624. avatar_58 says:

    …what the HELL are you watching? Hamrlik flew into him and kicked it in. Name me a goaltender that would stop force that pushes the entire net off.

  625. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, Because Halak would have stopped it in the same place.

  626. matraque says:

    What is Price doing in the NHL anyways?  He should be owning the AHL…

    ——

    Komisarek: 0 – 4 – 4 (-9)
    http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8469460

  627. avatar_58 says:

    Alright I’m done, I can’t read this place anymore tonight. You people are losing me

  628. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    What the hell do you expect any goalie to do on that play?

    Is it Price’s fault that Hamrlik came in crashing into him?

    You wanted him to make a blocker save on Hamrlik?

  629. falconea says:

    Are you even watching the game????

  630. The Kid says:

    Oh shut up man, that is perhaps the most ridiculous comment I’ve read all day. “Good goalies find a way” please. Hamrlik scored on his own net, there was absolutely nothing Carey could do there

  631. rut1212 says:

    He made the save to bail out his defenceman, then that same player knocks it into his net.

  632. zamboni says:

    I’m not saying I agree with the poster about Price not playing because of bad luck, but you can’t have it both ways either.

    If you believe enough to excuse Price’s season on bad luck than you have to agree with the poster.

    We need wins, and if bad luck is going to prevent us from reaching the playoffs… you know the rest.

    Honestly If you ask me, both arguments are crap.

  633. t1tan5 says:

    I consider him a nobody.

  634. tony d says:

    ten bucks says he’ll be endorsing some hair spray (with super hold) in a cheesy ad in the near future

  635. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Gotta bury the chances and score a goal!

  636. Propwash says:

    Jeez, its like some people here want Price to lose so they can provea point.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  637. Matt_in_TO says:

    I think you just hit the nail on the head. 

     

    - Member of Team Price

  638. doug says:

    I prefer Halak but there’s no doubt as to the accuracy of your statement

  639. J. Ambrose says:

    To paraphrase the immortal words of the great Joni Mitchell, Carey shut out the Canes.

    LMAO!

    Booner, you’re a mean old daddy, but we like you.


  640. Braz_Habs says:

    Price has the worst luck ever….

  641. JF says:

    We absolutely have to win this game.  If we don’t, we fall to 8th place.  But several times this season when we’ve had a chance to move up, we’ve failed to win a crucial game.  Against Ottawa in January and again ten days ago, and back-to-back against Philly before the Olympic break.  And these are not the same Hurricanes we demolished on December 23.  Our moribund powerplay has taken another hit with the loss of Glen Metropolit, the addition of Bergeron has made no difference, Cammalleri has not scored since returning, Pouliot is not scoring much….  We have to come out the way we did against Jersey, but not let up even if they score first or if Fraser calls a non-penalty on us.  But I’m very nervous.  The possibility of a fateful encounter with the leafs next Saturday night grows ever closer. 

  642. Willy the bum says:

    FFFFFFFFF*********CCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  643. soperman says:

    Awww Kerry is retiring?  I guess he feels that Chris Lee can take over for him.

    “Pusie possessed a wickedly wild shot, so inaccurate that he could not hit the province of Quebec if he was standing inside the Montreal Forum.” Dick Beddoes

  644. Danno says:

    Looking mediocre again…

    I knew all those chances we didn’t score on would end up biting us in the @ss.

     

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

  645. JasonM says:

    16 shots to 5… mailed this one in.

  646. Number31 says:

    Considering they’re playing the Carolina Divers tonight…definitely, let’s hope officiating isn’t a factor.

  647. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    GO HABS GO! GO HABS GO! We CAN do this!

  648. Anonymous says:

    Is anyone watching OTR? This guy just mentioned “Keith Primoo” lol. Just thought you’d get a kick out of that.

  649. Shiloh says:

    Took the dog out for five minutes and missed a goal. Was it a good one?

  650. Danno says:

    A classic.

    What your dog left on the sidewalk was nicer to watch.

     

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

  651. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    lol Hamrlik came in crashing to Price and the puck went in

  652. shootdapuck says:

    No loss!

    But his replacement Chris Lee takes Frasers’ incompetance to a new level!

    Noteworthy is that the NHL asked Bill McCreary stay on …….only!

     

     

    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
    1st star: Henri Richard
    2nd Star: Doug Harvey
    3rd Star: Jacques Plante

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  653. notbigbird says:

    Halak would have been able to stop Hammer. lol

  654. coachdoug says:

    Looks like some of the boys bought some new clubs they want to try out in the post-season…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  655. mcLovin says:

    i’ve seen this before. we can tie this. pleks

  656. gumper says:

    So, I’m just wondering if the players actually think they are playing with desperation.

  657. Chorske says:

    YOU. With the brain. Stop it. This is the INTERNETS, for petes sakes.

  658. andrewberkshire says:

    Sorry, maybe I shouldn’t have gone to school and should have focused completely on hockey instead! Right?! That was a hilarious thread yesterday.

  659. Derek2 says:

    Got to get people in front of the net.  Our D is terrible.  Would like to believe we have the talent to do a little damage in the playoffs, but when we can’t beat the Hurricanes, who we play once more.  I watch a lot of Caps, Pitt, games, and the speed, passing, positional play is a whole other league from what we have.  This is just too depressing.

  660. howtathor says:

    Kerry Fraser will forever be remembered for taking the stick measurement on Marty McSorley in ’93. If that’s not helping the Habs I don’t know what is!

  661. Willy the bum says:

    At least it’s not Huet.

  662. badbalance says:

    Kerry It’s nice and all that you gave us that stick measurment call, but get the hell out and good ridance, hope lee joins you soon you SOB!!!

  663. hablifting says:

    Another 5 five years of this cruel joke.

  664. Shiloh says:

    Sounds ominous.

  665. Willy the bum says:

    ZING!!!

  666. Shiloh says:

    She left a few gift loafs in front of Sophie the Cat’s house, but we always scoop – nothing left on the sidewalk.

  667. t1tan5 says:

    All we need is one goal. Come on boys!

  668. Offensive DMan says:

    Man, a few weeks ago I honestly thought things would be different, that the Habs turned a corner.  But appears not, same old, same old. Disappointed, really disappointed.

    Oh well, here we go again….

  669. Keith says:

    Very demoralizing to watch.

  670. Propwash says:

    Jeez, Ward is a friggin wall tonight.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  671. Keith says:

    I think Weirdo is in their minds now.

  672. Habscore says:

    All those giveaways!! WTF !!!!

    PLEASE let’s score, atleast one for Carey!  I really hope he knows he is a hell of a goalie..

    I need a W for my morale tonight! Come’on!!

     

  673. Willy the bum says:

    WWWWAAAAARRRRRRRRDDDDDDD!!!!!

  674. matraque says:

    Ward is amazing and will keep the Canes in the game.

    ——

    Komisarek: 0 – 4 – 4 (-9)
    http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8469460

  675. Fansincebirth says:

    WTF??? Fraser doesn’t make the call 5 feet from O’B and the other asshole 25 feet away does!?!?!?!

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

  676. SeriousFan09 says:

    Okay, our PP unit seems to be alive, let’s hope our PK unit is the same.

    Game-changing PK? Seems like it.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  677. doug says:

    Momentum officially gone. Tough luck but can’t lick wounds- kill this and keep working. EVERY point matters for playoffs.

  678. linp says:

    Trade Hamrlik. He is getting old and slow.

  679. SeriousFan09 says:

    NTC, he’ll need to be bought out.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  680. Danno says:

    Hamrlik go lick some hammers for that one.

     

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

  681. SlySil says:

    Cam F. Ward. Imagine if he played 70 games at the Bell, he would have Dryden like stats.

  682. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Wow, man pile on Price.

  683. Matt_in_TO says:

    Let’s all jump on top of Price

     

    - Member of Team Price

  684. pbelzile says:

    DOGPILE!!!

  685. zamboni says:

    If we could only dump Hammer and his fat salary on some team …

    He’s bound to only get worse next year.

  686. Keith says:

    I really don’t like the Candy canes at all. Very annoying bunch.

  687. SeriousFan09 says:

    Can we not dogpile on top of our own goalie? Pull them OFF of him.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  688. andrewberkshire says:

    With how bad they’ve been this year, I’d nearly forgotten how much I absolutely hate the Hurricanes. They crash the net on every single possible play, I hate that garbage so much.

  689. zozotheclown says:

    Now they’re even trying to hurt Price, as if scoring on him wasn’t bad enough…

  690. MICP says:

    We have seen it all year in that when we dont bury our chances our opponents take advantage of it and then we go into a shell.  Storm warning!!!!  Lets pray we can get to overtime.  We all know Ward will say NO!!!!!!  I will be happy with a point.

    Remember our Gainey motto……were number 8!

  691. JIMVINNY says:

    It’s only a partial no-trade.  It’s completely gone by the time next deadline rolls around, and he does have to provide a list of teams he’d accept a trade to.

  692. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    Yah, cause it’s really that easy? 

  693. andrewberkshire says:

    How did Markov get a penalty for that? Looked like it was all Staal to me on the replay.

  694. Les Habitants says:

    To hell with it , run ward, slash stall, wathever it takes. If carolina whats to play that crap , make em pay!

     

     The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  695. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    Funny, I bet you hear that a lot.

  696. ManApart says:

    But it’s a great way to play. They’ve learned how to do it during their playoff runs. If The Habs played that way, this game is over already.

  697. SeriousFan09 says:

    Should be easier than avoiding getting on top of the pile themselves.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  698. coachdoug says:

    Cammy = Hotdog   Hotdogs get bit…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  699. Willy the bum says:

    That’s as much action for Price in many a night, that manpile…

  700. TOEmastro says:

    is it too early to start with the F. Ward tonight?

  701. doug says:

    Habs have played great game with one unlucky break. I believe in the heart on the club and think we’ll win this one.

  702. andrewberkshire says:

    Great way to play because refs don’t have the balls to call goalie interference 9/10 times.

  703. Keith says:

    Spatch with a good block!

  704. andrewberkshire says:

    Sure hope so, Doug.

  705. SeriousFan09 says:

    Too bad, I’d love to see more reactions like this!

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  706. andrewberkshire says:

    That video will never get old.

  707. ManApart says:

    Against this team, every goalie seems to deserve an F.

  708. Danno says:

    Le Chien Chaud. All dressed. Stime

     

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

  709. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Hahaha the players on the coach’s left are laughing their butts off.

  710. coachdoug says:

    He has looked a little rough since he’s been back…I think he’ll find his game again

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  711. HardHabits says:

    I once ordered a chien chaud vapeur toute garnie and the women said, “ahn?”

    The she replied, “oh un hot dog steamer!” The she asked how I would like it. I said, “je veut mon hot dog all dressed.”

  712. nightmare_49 says:

    … the other ref in tonight’s game is Dean Morton.

  713. Danno says:

    Isn’t he part of the old Rat Pack? “Everybody loves my body sometimes” was his big hit.

     

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

  714. Matt_in_TO says:

    And the natives are offically restless

     

    - Member of Team Price

  715. mcLovin says:

    my girlfriend just asked how the team can play so well in one period and so horribly in another. i didn’t really know what to say other than get me more whiskey

  716. captaink4life says:

    We’re gonna pull Price and score with the extra attacker, then win it in the SO.

    You heard it here first.

     

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  717. Les Habitants says:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  718. HardHabits says:

    Goaltending and special teams should be icing on the cake of a good team’s play not the substance with which a team is built. Expect more of the same mediocrity for years my esteemed HIO colleagues.

  719. Matt_in_TO says:

    Their confidence is as fragile as an eggshell

     

    - Member of Team Price

  720. Keith says:

    F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These guyss$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!!

  721. doug says:

    Totally sucked in third

  722. danedmunds says:

    AK IS AWFUL

  723. punkster says:

    No argument there.

  724. habsperspective says:

    yep, booze is the only thing that can help

     

  725. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    WHY was there not a sixth man out there???? JM you suck!

  726. danedmunds says:

    if management had any guts.. martin would be fired after this game… and should have been fired 3 months ago… and MAB should go back to being a FA.. and AK should join him

  727. habsfan0 says:

    Scott Gomez just made approximately $100,000 for playing in this game…nice work if you can get it

  728. t1tan5 says:

    What a joke.

  729. Derek2 says:

    Passing sucks.  Kills whatever speed we have.  Half the time we pass up the boards to someone who is standing still at the blue line.  Coach is clueless and can’t motivate the team. 1:00 minute left and we can’t get out of our zone.  Pathetic.

  730. notbigbird says:

    Somebody behind the bench or somewhere should figure out that when we come out too high, we burn out. We’re too tight and too high to make the most of our early efforts. What we need to do is to play at a pace we can sustain for 60 minutes. (Notice the “we’s,” Jack.)

  731. Les Habitants says:

    FU*K THIS !!

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  732. habsperspective says:

    Awesome!

  733. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    This team can’t score for the sake of their lives.

  734. SeriousFan09 says:

    Whether it’s JM’s inability to coach a 3rd-period comeback or they are not willing to play for Price, **** them, they don’t deserve the playoffs with efforts like this.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  735. mcLovin says:

    F U CAM WARD. why why why why . 

  736. andrewberkshire says:

    What a joke.

  737. linp says:

    Price = Loss.

  738. doug says:

    If you can do it in last minute then you can do it. They lacked any passion or pressure in rest of the period. I’m ashamed.

  739. nick says:

    How long does it take 18 MTL players to score more than one goal against the Carolina Hurricanes?

    More than 60 minutes. Pathetic.

     

  740. dpthehabsfan says:

    toast

  741. SeriousFan09 says:

    Team = Gutless.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  742. nick says:

    In order to have won tonight, he’d have to have shut Carolina out. Ok… fair enough, but is that really reasonable for a team expected to head off into the playoffs? Beat Carolina in a 1-0 score? What should people expect against equal strength teams?

  743. ManApart says:

    BG just made 5 million for parachuting out of here, after putting together this awesome team…Even better work.

  744. Offensive DMan says:

    Good stats – fingers crossed they will prevail…

  745. OldGrover says:

    We’re sitting between 87 and 92 percent chance of making the playoffs – don’t buy mourning clothes quite yet.

    http://www.sportsclubstats.com/NHL/Eastern/Northeast/Canadiens.html

  746. Tighthead says:

    Gates Lefevbre was the one who gave Demers the go ahead on it. 

  747. habsfan0 says:

    So, is that Kerry Fraser’s REAL hair or is he pulling a Bud Selig?

  748. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bleacher Report article, Top 10 Inspirational NHL stories of all time, guess who’s #1 according to the writer?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  749. Anonymous says:

    It’s “real” hair, That’s all I can say about that

  750. Danno says:

    Not his real hair. He stole Roger Ramjet’s helmet. It’s on too tight and that’s why he’s a Hab-hating freak.

     

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

  751. Ian Cobb says:

    What would be the chance that this is put into english for us that can not. I hear it is a great piece.

    Pat Burns:

    Nice Réjean Tremblay column

  752. SeriousFan09 says:

    Not perfect, but here’s the Google Translation if that helps.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  753. andrewberkshire says:

    Bad omen? Just played the Canes on NHL10, got 10 straight penalties in the third period with a 1 goal lead.

  754. JD_ says:

    Up, down, down, up, up, up, down, right, left, left, right, right, right.

    (Jams the Chris Lee function.)

  755. Anonymous says:

    Wow lol, YOU have bad discipline.

  756. Ian Cobb says:

    I have to learn how to do that. Thank you my friend.

  757. SeriousFan09 says:

    In retrospect, trading for Downie, Pronger and Carcillo weren’t good moves on your part.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  758. SeriousFan09 says:

    N/P, in the future, copy the link address, feed it into the Google search box and it generates the link with a “Translate this page” function.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  759. Anonymous says:

    And here all I did was trade SK and a 1st for Kovalchuck

  760. andrewberkshire says:

    So it’s YOU’RE fault!!!!

  761. SeriousFan09 says:

    Wow, that’s a steal. My best move last season I set up was trading Mara and Shawn Belle for Anton Volchenkov.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  762. andrewberkshire says:

    I pokecheck too much, ends up with a lot of tripping penalties.

  763. andrewberkshire says:

    Nah! I’m playing on exhibition in order to play the Canes. I try not to alter the roster too much aside from bringing up prospects. The only trades I do in Be a GM mode are to get rid of veterans and bring in picks or prospects.

  764. yathehabsrule says:

    This is the first time I’ve seen this, but I imagine it may have been posted here before. Timely with this being Kerry Fraser’s last game!

     

    ___________________________________________

    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  765. Anonymous says:

    I think you get a little leeway if a guy is in a contract year.

  766. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    LOL Gotta love that commercial!

    “Hey Richard, 2 minutes for looking so good!”

    Aww yeah, baby.

  767. Rainrocket16 says:

    Great!! Fraser! Then Price is starting, hope his luck is better. “City of Goonerly love” nice Boone! haha. That made my day! Go Habs Go!!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  768. Danno says:

    Hey RDS just ran that old Grecian Formula commercial starring the Rocket. A classic.

     

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

  769. Anonymous says:

    Will you run a cpu vs. cpu match?

  770. Danno says:

    I love that one!

     

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

  771. Anonymous says:

    Am I the only one that doesn’t feel genuinely nervous about tonight? I am expecting a big game from Gomez after what he said in the paper.

  772. yathehabsrule says:

    Four Words: Cam Ward Kerry Fraser

    ___________________________________________

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  773. yathehabsrule says:

    Great, thanks Gord Miller: Canes 7-0-2 in their last nine at the Bell Centre. ___________________________________________

    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  774. Rainrocket16 says:

    definetly not alone!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  775. MICP says:

    feeds for the game tonight for those of us at work?

  776. SeriousFan09 says:

    RDS Feed.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  777. andrewberkshire says:

    Apparently none of Montreal’s players are first line players according to Bob Clarke, because they’re too small. Never mind that Plekanec and Gomez are the same height as his top center Mike Richards, and Pouliot is the same size as Carter. What a doofus.

  778. avatar_58 says:

    I don’t understand their argument. What makes a 1st line player? Should they be scoring EVERY game, multiple times? Do they have to be able to put up Crosby/Ovechkin type numbers? Seriously fill me in because I don’t get it.

  779. Willy the bum says:

    Jennifer Heil is cute, or it’s just me?

  780. andrewberkshire says:

    Not enough time!

  781. yathehabsrule says:

    That was coming from a guy who is 5’10″ and was a first-line player.

     

    ___________________________________________

    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  782. Anonymous says:

    She’s cute, but the teeth don’t help.

  783. doug says:

    One of the biggest starts of Price’s young career

  784. andrewberkshire says:

    I don’t get it either. Is Cammalleri not a first line player? I mean he scored 39 goals last year. It’s absolutely ridiculous.

  785. andrewberkshire says:

    Ha! That’s an even better point!

  786. yathehabsrule says:

    Kerry Fraser just looks uncomfortable in a helmet. It looks like he has the chinstrap as loose as he can, so it doesn’t mess up the hair.

    ___________________________________________

    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  787. SeriousFan09 says:

    He’s an Ex-Flyer, involved in running them, screw him.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  788. Willy the bum says:

    Moen looks like Luke Skywalker after a recovery from getting mauled by a hairy snow monster in Empire Strikes Back….

  789. yathehabsrule says:

    Of course he did have guys like Shultz, Barber, etc to watch his back.

    ___________________________________________

    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  790. SeriousFan09 says:

    Please, no more 4th line with 3rd D-pair, EA NHL games are set up so you can’t have that happen.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  791. Willy the bum says:

    1P 17:40: Brind’Amour on the fourth line with Tom the Bomb

    And Samsanov…

  792. doug says:

    Are Habs under .500 with Cammalleri in the lineup or pretty close?

  793. captaink4life says:

    That is an absolutely epic reference haha

     

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  794. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    NO way that was a goal! Clear Goalie Interference!

  795. Steve in Kingston says:

    It’s good to give your young backup the occasional start.

  796. SeriousFan09 says:

    2 minutes for goalie tackling.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  797. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    YES! 5 ON 3!

  798. avatar_58 says:

    My fingers numb :( Too nerve wracking

  799. SeriousFan09 says:

    Nice sequence, but no score, damn!

    Ooh! 5-on-3 time!

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  800. linp says:

    What happens to SK?

  801. Willy the bum says:

    Checking up on his Porshe that parked along with the fans’ jeeps and Honda Civics..

  802. ManApart says:

    If you can’t score vs a  Carolina team that has nothing to play for, how do you think you’ll do against one of the top seeds in the playoffs., which is far from a certainty, I know.

  803. gumper says:

    Well, on the bright side, Habs have done all the scoring in this game.

  804. Willy the bum says:

    Roman Jambon-lik.

  805. RetroMikey says:

    Well, there’s always the Bulldogs to entertain us in the playoffs.

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  806. Danno says:

    Halak would not have stopped Hamrlik.

     

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

  807. headbanger_33 says:

    Get lost fair-weather fan, you’re depressing all of all.

  808. RetroMikey says:

    We will have tough games as the season dwindles as Carolina is showing us tonight.

    It will not be easy winning game in the next  games against Philly, Toronto, Carolina, Buffalo and yes even the Islanders.

    No gimme W’s here.

    I’m starting to have visions of the 2006-07 season in my head.

    We could finish in 10th when the season ends(my prediction) or just eke into an 8th place position.

    I don;t like what I see in our team, we are healthy, yes?  Markov is back, yes?

    What the hell is the problem?

    Starting a shaky Price in nets is a big mistake.

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  809. sholi2000.com says:

    Hey do us all a favor and just click once hehe.

    Canes should be no where near this game but Ward is solid.

    We’ll win though, horseshoe can’t stay stuck up there forever.

    They call me Shane

  810. andrewberkshire says:

    Finishing 10th at this point we would actually have to lose all our remaining games considering how bad the Rangers and Flyers have played.

    And Price is shaky? Come on Mike, impart us with your amazing goaltender wisdom in how he could have possibly stopped a sliding Hamrlik from knocking it into the net?

  811. headbanger_33 says:

    I thought we weren’t going to make the playoffs you fair-weather fan.

    Why don’t you take your incoherent drivel elsewhere, ya bum.

    We don’t need your negativity.

  812. Harani says:

    Guys! This REALLY sucks! I was here last time we beat Carolina in the SO, I still BELIEVE! I feel like crying for Carey! Go Habs! Keep cheering guys!

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  813. Willy the bum says:

    Man, I thought that avatar was flirting with me.  He’s telling me that tonight is a good night.

  814. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Do me a favor Carey Price….the 3rd period is coming up and we’re in a hunt for a play-off spot(This is it kid!) so don’t fold like a wet napkin and DO YOUR BEST KEN DRYDEN IMITATION  AND WIN THIS FU*KIN GAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  815. SeriousFan09 says:

    Well if Hamrlik can remember which net he’s supposed to put the puck in I’m sure we will be fine.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  816. Danno says:

    He’ll need his team mates to score on the other team’s goal for a change for that to happen.

     

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

  817. Matt_in_TO says:

    Would also help if the 18 guys in front of him would score a goal or two

     

    - Member of Team Price

  818. Chris1138 says:

    You want Price to score the goals? The Habs should be outscoring the Hurricans by a significant margin by this point with the chances they’ve had.


    Chris

  819. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I have to agree with you.

  820. SeriousFan09 says:

    Brodeur’s had one up his rear since ’94 against Montreal.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  821. Willy the bum says:

    Jennifer Heil is so Ang-lish.

  822. dpthehabsfan says:

    But at least she’s trying in French.

  823. oshawahabsfan</