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  1. 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.



  2. MD says:

    there was no indication in which net 🙂

  3. Tighthead says:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Robert L says:

    Quite the town, eh!

  7. 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.


  8. Rugger says:

    I think so.

  9. 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.

  10. Natrous says:

    Perhaps Carey is racist?

  11. 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

  12. B says:

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

  13. 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.

  14. Chester says:

    Adventures in The Great White Shark.

  15. andrewberkshire says:

    Great choices there! Both guys were absolute beasts!

  16. 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!”

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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…

  21. TommyB says:

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

  22. Rugger says:

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

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

  25. Rugger says:

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

  26. 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!

  27. Robert L says:


    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?

  28. GrimJim says:

    And Calgary fans think he’s anti-Flames.

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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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!”


  32. 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.

  33. Da Hema says:

    Your hair isn’t too bad.


    “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge….”

    –Hunter S. Thompson

  34. 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!!!

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.



  38. longtimehabsfan says:

    Will we bring intensity tonight or flop?

  39. bwoar says:

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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. HabFanSince72 says:

    Jaro has been so-so since the Olympics.


  44. 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.

  45. StevieRay says:

    Great Hair !

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. Shiloh says:

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

  49. christophurrr says:

    haha, hilarious

  50. 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).

  51. 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.

  52. JFriedman says:

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

  53. JFriedman says:


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

  54. Kilgore Trout says:

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

  55. JFriedman says:

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

  56. Jbird says:

    i may need to rethink this. 😉

  57. Bash says:

    An oral expression with many versions…


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

  58. 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.

  59. Jbird says:

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

  60. Jbird says:

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

  61. 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

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  63. 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)

  64. Chester says:

    Bye bye Kerry, you won’t be missed.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

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