41 saves.

Any questions?


  1. JF says:

    Agree on all points.

  2. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:


    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  3. HabsMitch says:

    Johnson is pretty great IMO

  4. Les-Habitants says:

    I’ve had this game circled for a while.  Next to the Caps, I think Philly is the most dangerous team in the East.  Their one weakness, goaltending, has been remarkably steady thanks to the play of their rookie netminder.

    Philly is a big, tough team.  They are a team built specifically for the playoffs.  We are a fast, smart, gritty team.  This will be a great test, and I think both teams (especially with the accumulating playoff history over the last 2 years) will get up for this one.

    Looking forward to it. 

  5. AH says:

    So agree Timo, he is quietly one of the dirtier players in the league!

  6. AH says:

    IMHO, THIS is the test of the season. I still believe that had we faced the Bruins last year instead of Philthydelphia, we would have been in the finals and would have given the Blackhawks a run for their money. I believe we have a fast skating, skilled team that can hang with anyone in this league over a 7 game series with one exception: this Flyer Scum; hard to admit but they have it all, size, grit, toughness AND skill. The only thing they lack is goaltending, but Detroit proved for years you don’t need a world class goalie to win. I know last year we just played two 7 game series before meeting them, but they simply mauled us over 5 games, it wasn’t their skill that beat us but their grit. I think it’s going to be these guys again who stand between us and the cup final and we need to get bigger and tougher to handle these brutes over 7 games. I know a lot of you disagree about the size thing, but in April it’s the tough, gritty hockey that succeeds, and those are the things we don’t have right now.

    Tonight is the acid test; if we get mauled, pushed around and beat, then unless mgmt. brings in/up the required players to increase our “truculence” level then the ECF or less is as far as I can see us getting if we meet Philly again. If we win tonight, great!, it will send a bit of a message to them saying “we’re ready for you”, but I still won’t be convinced this present group can handle them over 7 games. As of now I think Philly will win the East again, BUT if we add the required toughness to push them back, then I feel we have a very legitimate shot at number 25!….rose colored glasses perhaps, but just my opinion.

  7. SeriousFan09 says:

    More like a slewfoot or an elbow, Pronger doesn’t fight, he just gives out cheap shots.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  8. MikeMcLaren says:

    Only if he was going to play the PP like Chara does – in front of the net.


  9. GrimJim says:

    But Fergie could play: two 20 goal seasons, 7 of 8 seasons with 15 goals or more, 303 points in 500 games played, and yes 1200 PIM. That’s not a Derek Boogaard, Ivan Raitias, Dan Carcillo or Bob Probert; that’s a productive third line winger.

    What would you be if you were attached to another object by an incline-plan wrapped helically around an axis?

  10. Fansincebirth says:

    He’s growing the ‘stache for Mo-vember, I think. (started it Nov 1st)

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

  11. Batalla says:

    Jokes?!?  Is that allowed here?  I thought Habs fans were ultra serious…  I am so confused…

  12. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    Running Pronger doesn’t sound like a great idea. Actually sounds a bit like a coupon for a knuckles sandwich and a mouth full of bloody chicklets for dessert. He would be great in a Habs Jersery.

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  13. spoonfullofjelly says:

    Price needs to get the moustache. He’s playing good, and looks slightly more french,

  14. andrewberkshire says:

    Jack Johnson is pretty terrible. Especially when contrasted with his teammate Drew Doughty.

  15. PrimeTime says:

    Uh…NO! Skill and speed over truculence. Let the other team pley shorthanded.

  16. PrimeTime says:

    My hope list for tonight in no particular order…

    1. As always. I’m hoping for a good game and a win

    2. I hope JM wins the “chess match”

    3. I hope we play a similar smart and opportunistic game as we did against a hot Canuck team

    4. I hope P.K. stays playing within himself and doesnt’ try to make up for Markov absence

    5. I hope the PP continues to roll

    6. I hope for NO major injuries

    7. I hope Price continues to keep the trolls quiet


    Should be a good one!



  17. Chorske says:

    That is the first time this has ever been said on HIO.

  18. Chorske says:

    True enough- but even two years ago the Flyers were eminently beatable, mostly because their D was so brutally slow, and their grinder game couldn’t contain creative speedy forwards.

    These days, their goaltending seems to have stabilized, Pronger seems to have settled down their defense (I think I just barfed a bit in my mouth), and they are always a threat up front. So they are a very different team from a couple years ago.

    That said, Price is on a mission.

  19. Chorske says:

    Flyers PP is chugging along at around 30%.

    Running Briere is roughly equivalent to tossing a three-sided coin, and hoping it doesn’t come up heads.

    Besides, aren’t there worse guys on this team of gooners and clutchers and grabbers? Like Pronger? ANd would it not be better to simply beat them in regulation instead of stooping to bush league garbage?

    Come on.

  20. thebigguy says:

    Why are fans being held to the same standard as a scout? It’s a scouts job to assess talent and project who will be the best player, not mine. If I go to a ncie restaurant and the foods crap, I blame the chef. If his response was “I’d like to see you try and and prepare lobster this way,” it’d be rediculous.


    If we’re asking our scouts to have the same level of hockey knowledge as the denizens of HIO, David Fisher won’t be our last crappy pick.



  21. Chorske says:

    What utter horsecrap.

  22. thebigguy says:

    Taken before Price? You mean Crosby, Ryan, Johnson and Pouliot? I’m reasonably confident that Pittsburgh, LA (who traded for him) and Anaheim are reasonably confident with those picks.


    Sometimes people have good points and just taken them far past their logical conclusions…

  23. DearyLeary says:

    & Pleks, & Cammalleri… &… oh dear… hahaha. 

    The Flyers have been riding high, here’s hoping it’s time to bring them back down to earth.  I have a feeling we’ll come out hungry with players hoping to prove they can be just as good without Marky.

  24. yathehabsrule says:



    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  25. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    I really wish we could have a player who would pull some of that.  One flaw, of many, with the marketing of this team is that we are too “above” that.  Even as fans, too many look down their noses at what the other 29 teams seem to realize is part of the deal.  There have to be more than 10 of us fans who wish we had a player who could grab whoever he wanted from the other team and exact vengence whenever it was required. The league doesn’t do it for us, doesn’t seem like management is too concerned either. 

    Let’s start to extoll the virtues of a modern day John Ferguson.

  26. yathehabsrule says:

    Would you rather Hal Gill, over Picard?


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  27. HardHabits says:

    Yes but now we know what either end of the spectrum looks like.

  28. yathehabsrule says:

    Robert, is your email hacked? Been getting some weird ones, that I just delete, lately.


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  29. avatar_58 says:

    It’s that douchey moustache that does it

  30. MikeL says:

    Especially if he scores and does his douchebag fist pump.

  31. Robert L says:

    You’re putting up too much thought and intelligence proportionate to the idiot spurring these comments.


  32. Fansincebirth says:

    I’m with you Timo.

    Just as he’s pulling one of his little junior hockey moves after scoring (assuming the little puke will score) someone crushes his punk a$$ face into the boards!!!!

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

  33. DearyLeary says:

    Can’t say I’d be too upset about it.

  34. nick says:

    Game time decision only to announce he’s hurt tomorrow, end of week or something like that…

  35. Timo says:

    I really hope someone smokes Briere tonight – legally or otherwise.

  36. Timo says:

    Philly will probably try to keep Carter’s status under wraps as long as possible.

  37. sidhu says:

    Justin Beiber?

  38. DearyLeary says:

    I’d go even further to say that it was also a really weak draft year, but we can really only assess the success of drafts in hindsight.  Players picked before Fischer: Mark Mitera (ANA), Trevor Lewis (LAK), Ty Wishart (SJ), Riku Helenius (TB), Michael Grabner (VAN).  All teams who have been featured prominently at the top of the league this year.  None of those players have had a prominent role in the NHL, some haven’t even played a game.  After the first few picks things get chaotic for a reason, everyone sees different upsides to different players. 

    Also of note that year, that Jonathan Toews was picked #3 overall.  Knowing what we know now, is there any doubt that he would have been the preferable choice to Jordan Staal or Erik Johnson?  No offense to both of those players, they’re going to be very good NHLers in their own right, but Toews is an elite center very early in what will probably be a long career. 

    In fact, Montreal has had a very good record of selecting picks that make it to the NHL, I remember reading an article that put us in the top 5 or so.  You also have to take into account that our only top 5 pick for years has been Carey Price. 

    In short, a draft is a snapshot, it’s a static event.  You have a team of scouts who evaluate talent, and how they believe that talent will project in four or five years.  Sometimes people get it right, sometimes they get it wrong.  Sitting around bitching about players we missed out on is a worthless exercise.


  39. Exit716 says:

    Timmins draft record is horrible.


  40. habsruleworld says:

    Thanks 24Cups,

    will keep searching, although expect if nothing was released, Carter is probably fine

  41. 24 Cups says:

    hrw – Carcillo is out for two weeks (which is fine by me) but I can’t find out anything about Carter. 

  42. temekuhabs says:

    Yup, Timo, go to the net, with your stick on the ice! 

  43. andrewberkshire says:

    St. Louis is great, easily an elite player. But he’s also getting old. Giroux is a bit more dynamic now I’d say.

  44. habsruleworld says:

    Carcillo and Carter both seemed to go down with knee injuries in last night’s game.

    First Carcillo, looked bad, and than Carter  near end of game,

    I did not notice either player return to the game,

    does anyone have an injury update on these 2 players?

    Go Habs Go

  45. avatar_58 says:

    Yeah? How about in the 2011 draft you pick someone? Choose anyone the habs could draft. Then in 3 or 4 years we’ll see whether you were right or whether you busted. That’s the draft – picking between those who have hot streaks and those who will develop into stars. Not everyone is Crosby

  46. avatar_58 says:

    Oh whatever, what about all the teams that could have had Subban? How about the ones ahead of us who could have had Price right now? Plekanecs?

    We aren’t the only ones who have duds

  47. TB says:

    was hoping with Philly playing last night they would be really tired especially their “D” unfortunately only 1 forward played more than 20 min last night and no defenseman played over 20min – looks like the bench was well managed

  48. DearyLeary says:

    I’m sure you don’t understand the first thing about the entry draft.

  49. SeriousFan09 says:

    Subban with 1 more goal and 2 more assists than 2nd overall pick from 2007 James Van Riemsdyk by PHI and hasn’t had his butt in the press box this season.

    I’m just saying…


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  50. Exit716 says:

    In the salary cap world, teams can’t afford to have their head scout draft some Minnesota “project” that doesn’t even warrant a contract offer at the end of his college career.

    Terrible selection.

  51. Hockey Socks says:

    Love the forwards, but Spacek-Picard could be a disaster.

  52. Hockey Socks says:

    Haha, bitter much?

  53. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    Are we talking about Chris Douchebag?


    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  54. Exit716 says:

    I’m sure David Fischer will do just fine against Giroux tonight.


  55. punkster says:

    I’m copying this and pasting it in an email to myself for future reference. Not once is there a mention of an official annoiuncement or doctor’s report. Please don’t fall prey to media speculation and panic.

  56. GrimJim says:

    Just to make sure I understand this correctly, this is a report from CKAC, which gets its info from Sportsnet, which gets its info from Team 990 (which, if its the Marinaro report, gets it from unnamed reliable sources)? And this is the most definitive report so far…

    What would you be if you were attached to another object by an incline-plan wrapped helically around an axis?

  57. habs001 says:

    this is where markov will really be missed…i hope i am wrong but if the first wave does not score the second wave looks like a short handed goal can happen anytime…also it would be nice we win the draw at the start of the pp as we usually lose 30 seconds of pp as we seem to lose the draw regularly…

  58. punkster says:

    I said it last night. The original source of all this substantial info is the evil monkey in Tony’s closet.

    The monkey knows!!!

  59. Batalla says:

    That depends on whether or not Mike Keenan is a secret advisor.  If so, there would be 58 goalie changes.

  60. Batalla says:

    Thankfully, it appears as though the days of Bulis and Moen on the PP are done.  Or at least I hope so.

  61. HardHabits says:

    Bobrovsky had decent numbers on one of the worst teams in the KHL. His KHL team’s problem is they had zero offense.

    If Bobrovsky can last the season and not wither, the Flyers look like contenders. I hate them. Them making it to the finals 4 times since ’76 and losing each time is awesome. It pains me to say it but they look like the team to beat in the East this year. They are a juggernaut.

    Tonight should be a great game. A true test of the system. Hopefully no one gets injured and the Flyers play hockey rather than goon it up.

  62. Chorske says:

    Haha, yes, very true.

    Although you could say that McKenzie is clearly a fan of the current hockey culture. He’s clearly thinking  that it ain’t broke. The snide way he describes the fans (what any other business would refer to as “paying customers” or “clients”) who call for suspensions etc makes that pretty clear.

    McKenzie is a total effing shill.

  63. punkster says:

    Two thumbs up!

  64. avatar_58 says:

    Thumbs up from me

  65. Harani says:

    Habs PP lines at practice:

    1st wave: Subban-Hamrlik; Cammy-Pleks-Gionta.

    2nd wave: Spacek-Picard; Pouliot-Gomez-Kostitsyn

    “It must be love!”

  66. MICP says:

    59 past Price? I would hope Auld would be in by number 40.

  67. Harani says:

    No Douchebag tonight. He’s out for two weeks. You all know who I’m talking about.

    “It must be love!”

  68. Harani says:

    I think that may have come out a bit wrong. What I meant was “that” Flyers defense is so good, he has no way of having bad stats. They’re not Carolina. 

    “It must be love!”

  69. SeriousFan09 says:

    That Flyers D dragged backup and career AHL goalies to the Cup Finals against CHI, didn’t work of course but if Bobrovsky can actually get the job done to an adequate degree with Pronger, Timmonen, Coburn, Meszaros and Carle they’ll do just fine, that’s a stacked D by any standard. Bobrovsky has not been challenged nearly enough because of what surrounds him.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  70. Ali says:

    “that” Flyers defense? gotta disagree here. Pronger, Timmonen, Carle, Coburn, Meszaros and O’Donnel is a pretty damn solid defensive core.

  71. Robert L says:

    Boone has to whip up the ultimate of reverse jinx potions for this one!

  72. Harani says:

    Tonight will be a big goalie match-up. 

    Bob (11-2-1 / SV% .934 / GAA 2.01) vs Price (10-5-1 / SV% .923 / GAA 2.18 )

    I think with that Flyers defense in front of him, Bob has no choice but to be really good. He’s getting to job done in Philly. And Carey, we all know how good he’s been.


  73. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Well here is your classic Lil guy’s vs BIG GUY’S match and we know all too well how that works out in a 7 game series but one game in which the bruts played the night before? I do know this …..Some one’s gonna get beat -up and it’s not going too be the small team;)

  74. punkster says:

    Oh, sorry. I thought you were awake. I’ll turn off the light and come back later.

  75. Propwash says:

    Win or lose, it’s gonna be a good one.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  76. SeriousFan09 says:

    Skate for 60 minutes is the way to go tonight, can’t give them a second of rest or let them try to impose their game. Home game, last change, JM can use the matchups he wants and test to see how the Habs can match the Flyers if there’s a playoff series with them (which is very likely if the Habs go deep again this year).


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  77. Chorske says:

    Absolutely 100% agree.

  78. Spoons91 says:

    Picard’s return to philly


    follow me on twitter —

  79. heavyd75 says:

    Flyer’s played last night, we’ll need to keep it close then capitalize in the third, much like bostons game on thursday


    Blind Faith

  80. Batalla says:

    We’ll try to keep Bug’s comments to a minimum…

  81. HardHabits says:

    Everything looks bigger from the perspective of a Bugs’ eye view.

  82. Rugger says:

    With or without Markov, our D is much better than the Redskins

  83. somerslovesthehabs says:

    I would almost guarantee a goal by Danny Briere tonight…having said that, hopefully that is all they get


    Habs win 2-1 in OT

    Captain Gionta with the winner


    Go Habs Go

  84. Batalla says:

    Go big or go home, I guess.

  85. habaholic68NJ says:

    I hate these goons.  More than even the lafs and Bs.  Reason is that they are the dirtiest team in the league and they don’t have to be.  Even their skilled players are dirty.  Their downfall will be taking bad penalties for the rough stuff.  That is why the strongest team in the east will not win the cup.  

  86. twocents says:

    And… Nashville’s beat’n on the loafs.

  87. SeriousFan09 says:

    Price with another great save, astounding the consistency he’s displaying this season.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  88. C3P1 says:



    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  89. andrewberkshire says:

    Is it just me, or is Price like 2 seconds AHEAD of the play. He’s anticipating everything.

  90. Wayne says:

    Carey,.. on it like a shark on blood luvin it!

  91. andrewberkshire says:

    Gomez is 100% better than 4 games ago.

  92. JIMVINNY says:

    Love seeing our forwards in their crease.  Nice change.

  93. P St. Pierre says:

    Joel Bouchard is such a smart guy. He should be doing the color, no offense to Brunet. He’s just much more insightful and seems to understand the game better, especially positional and tactical hockey.

  94. JIMVINNY says:

    Flyers are laying picks all over the place.  Never quite enough to get a call, just enough to disrupt our players.

  95. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    Price has been like Velcro so far.

  96. Propwash says:

    Off to pick up my babymama… I guess I’ll catch the 2nd on CJAD


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  97. JIMVINNY says:

    Lapierre…  You could have taken two more strides to get on side.

  98. Keith says:

    Filthy is really good on the man-on-man coverage. I hate that.

  99. BJT says:

    Good period boys! Keep it up! And Again!


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  100. BJT says:

    Good period boys! Keep it up!


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  101. Danno says:

    Good period. Keep up that pace and the Philandering Liars will run out of gas by the third.


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

  102. habsruleworld says:

    Habs almost had 3 or 4 goals that grazed posts/open nets

    Bobo is gonna let a lot more goals in.

    Carey is simply amazing!

  103. GuyDoon says:

    That was a really fast and entertaining period of hockey. Both teams counter attack so quickly. And no nastiness. Price was really good.

  104. Harani says:

    Carey has been lights out in the first period. And Tomas Plekanec is AMAZING!

    “It must be love!”

  105. Aybara says:

    Anyone know why they cut from pierre et benoit to some other guy right as they started talking about the shots @ the end of the period? I’ve heard other people on RDS occasionally on random replays and stuff too.

    Really odd and in this instance it didn’t flow at all as they cut the main commentators off. Only thing I could imagine is that they are trying to slip new commentators in to get us acclimatized before they axe pierre and benoit…. Even writing that I can see it sounds ridiculous but I can’t think of anything else.

  106. SeriousFan09 says:

    Need to keep the foot on the gas here, Canadiens are fresh and Flyers played the night before, wear them out with the skating game. Plekanec is already giving their D fits with his speed into the zone.

    AHL: 0-0 after 20 for Hamilton-Toronto in AHL, Bulldogs outshooting TOR 14-7
    and skating scrappers Ian Schultz and Jimmy Bonneau to them honest.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  107. JIMVINNY says:

    Boone, hate to correct you again, but this is the second 5 on 3 goal.  AK scored one late against Carolina.

  108. andrewberkshire says:

    Plekanec has become so shifty in his skating, it seems like almost every defenseman in this league is afraid to engage him on the rush.

  109. red eye says:

    I see why Philly is doing so well.

    3 lines of talent and so skilled. kept the puck in the habs end all period.

    I’d settle for 2 lines of talent on the habs.

  110. topher5468 says:

    Great Point, I was thinking the same thing, all of their lines put on tremendous pressure, Carey kept us in this one, Maybe they will get gassed in the third as the played and traveled last night

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

  111. HardHabits says:

    Warming up the new account for when you have to delete the Xtra one?

  112. RGM says:

    LOL The 1h13min of activity was the real giveaway eh?

    Go Habs Go!

  113. JIMVINNY says:

    As long as we don’t have to see his mug anymore, I’m indifferent.  That alone will be victory enough.

  114. Timo says:

    15 cm of snow in Calgary since last night. Based on this morning’s commute (btw, why do people become so freaking brain dead when there is a bit of snow on the ground?) I should be home around midnight to watch the game on PVR. Sigh… that’s a long way out.

  115. punkster says:

    15 c’s?

    SKI SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!

  116. Chorske says:

    It’s amazing. People here take until February to adjust their driving styles.

    They never really adjust how they dress.

    I love Lorne Elliott’s take on winter. This is just an example.

  117. Rugger says:

    Good luck and watch out for the idiots.

  118. Danno says:

    Call the army!



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

  119. TheDagger says:

    Hopefully you don’t have to navigate the Deerf&%k Trail.

  120. Clay4bc says:

    Man, I remember the terrible Calgary drivers…

    But now I live in Shanghai. These people make the rest of the world look like driver’s ed. teachers! At least it barely snows this far south.


    Despite the high cost of living, it remains popular.

  121. Kristopher7 says:


  122. temekuhabs says:
    Sergei Bobrovsky:

    Do the Flyers finally have a goaltender? The Russian rookie is 11-2-1 with a GAA of 2.01 and a save percentage of 93.4.

    I will leave judgment until AFTER he goes through the League (ie) Blaine Lacher, Jim Carrey


  123. Timo says:

    I only lived in 3 cities in Canada but I have to say that Calgary has by far the most clueless drivers any time of year, but especially in the winter.

  124. andrewberkshire says:

    Try Fort McMurray.

  125. TheDagger says:

    Tried both. Fort McMurray is full of road retards all year long. They mostly only come out in Calgary when the snow falls. Or if I’m in a hurry!

  126. andrewberkshire says:

    Can’t stand driving in Fort Mac. It’s not helped much that the city was never designed to handle the population. One road leads to everywhere, what a disaster.

  127. nightmare_49 says:


       The refs for Tonight’s game are Francois St.Laurent and Kevin Pollock, OUCH.

  128. Chuck says:

    Vancouver? Check.

    Boston? Check.

    Carolina? Triple check.

    Last week was a great tune-up for tonight’s game. Philly’s the hottest team in the league. Let’s turn a hose on their fire.

    Canadiens to push NHL for new ‘Markov Rule’

  129. Danno says:

    True Chuck. Only in Toronto.


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

  130. Keith says:

    The Filthydelphia Farters! One of the teams that I truely despise without reservation.



    GO HABS GO!!!

  131. Timo says:

    Nothing beats Pittsburgh for me, with Hurricanes coming second.

  132. Timo says:

    Thankfully not. It’s Glenmore and Hwy 8 for me.

  133. Ayan_SB says:

    Claude Giroux is definitely a player to watch out for tonight. For a team stacked with talented players, he may be the most talented of all. He’s a poor man’s Datsyuk right now.

  134. Propwash says:

    Just wanted everyone to know that Mrs. Prop and I’s future Habs fan is gonna be a boy! 😀


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  135. Timo says:

    Congratulations, sir!!! Have a name? How about MAB?

  136. punkster says:

    Excellent reason to celebrate.

  137. Chorske says:

    Hooray! That’s awesome.

  138. Keith says:

    Congrats to you and Mrs. Prop. You’re raising that boy right as a Hab fan. Can’t go wrong with that.

  139. floatingineather says:

    Congrats! much health and happiness

  140. andrewberkshire says:


  141. Danno says:

    All the best to you, the baby and Mrs. Propwash!


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

  142. Propwash says:

    Thanks a million everyone!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  143. HFX-HabFan says:

    Continuing on with the “debut roster” series, consider this roster comprised exclusively of current NHLers who made their league debut in a Flyers uniform:



    van Riemsdyk-Sharp-Williams









    Total cost:  $55.84mil, or $3.56mil under the cap.  A nice mix of gritty, two-way forwards, an okay D, and adequate (but far from elite) goaltending.

  144. Propwash says:

    Hard, fast shot in the slot???? Hey, that’s my job! LMAO


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  145. Timo says:

    Empahsis on ‘hard’ or ‘fast’? :)

  146. Propwash says:

    err……. both O_o


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  147. Habscore says:

    Bahahaaaa!!! Funny stuff

    Congrats buddy!!  One W for the mini-Prop tonight!



  148. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    For the sake of this suggestion, let’s assume Markov is out for the year… This would open up alot of cap space. There are two players I can see filling the roles of Markov and our long-needed top-6 forward – Tomas Kaberle and Zach Parisé. No way Parisé can be re-signed even if the Devils try, unless Brodeur retires, among other things. Also, I doubt he would wanna stick around for that mess. He would fit in well, and by the time he returns he may fit into our cap. As for Kaberle, we know the story there with Burke, daddy Kabby, etc. The more the Leafs sink, the more they need to make a move.

    So, what do you guys (or girls!) think we might be necessary to pull this off? Would it be the right move even if it were manageable? Could we pawn off Spacek and Pacioretty and a pick to the Leafs for Kaberle? (I know theyre in our division, but I don’t think we need to worry about them for at least 5 years…or 43)… Some prospects to the Devils with a future pick? Parisé is young enough and proven enough where dropping a pick to a HORRIBLE team might very well be worth it. Also, I like Moen, but would either of these teams take him in a package (TRUCULENCE for the Laffs?) I feel Ryan White could fill his role in the interim and we have tough-guy Schultz in the pipeline. Thoughts? Comments? The more common RIDICULE of suggestions? Lol. Have at it…

    The Hockey God will remain for 6 more years…

  149. Danno says:

    Flyers Sergei Bobrovski is number one for wins in league standings for goalies.


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

  150. Chorske says:

    I’m sure Markov and the Habs would like to know who is speaking with Marinaro, too.

  151. SeriousFan09 says:
    Tony Marinaro: In the media dining
    room, seeming very much like a man whose info is solid. I’d love to know
    who at the hospital is leaking to him.

    Someone who ought to be sacked.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  152. Chuck says:

    Well, I hate to say it, but prior commitments are got to keep me from watching tonight’s game. You guys (and gals) are going to have to cheer a little harder and pick up my slack.

    With any luck I might be able te get a TV switched to RDS sometime during the evening so that I could at least catch glimpses out of the corner of my eye.

    Go Habs Go!

    Canadiens to push NHL for new ‘Markov Rule’

  153. Chorske says:

    My thoughts exactly.

    I know hockey is considered a religion here, but this is an individual’s medical records were talking about.

  154. SeriousFan09 says:

    A massive invasion of privacy and breach of ethics while that hack Marinaro is self-satisfied with himself about it, it’s a joke.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  155. CBrady12 says:

    My man PK…reppin’ Nike…thats prime time


  156. Instant Karma says:

    anyone have a link to tonights game?

  157. SeriousFan09 says:

    RDS Feed.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  158. Timo says:

    Is it a Glee night for you?

  159. JIMVINNY says:

    After tonight, he’ll be tied with Price.

  160. punkster says:

    I still say we wait until official news is released by the team.

    Edit: oh-oh

  161. CBrady12 says:

    Pretty cool Nike commercial with Subban…This kid is awesome!!








  162. J.J. of Turku says:

    Anyone else planning to have a “flu-like symptoms” tomorrow? :)


  163. Danno says:

    I like it JIMVINNY!


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

  164. CHsam says:

    I think the asking price for Parise would be pretty high

  165. SeriousFan09 says:

    IT was released above, Boone posted the Habs officially stated Markov will be on LTIR so at the very least we’re talking strained ligaments or a sprain if we’re lucky. Not feeling good after that report, the out indefinitely is never a good omen when the Habs say it themselves.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  166. JIMVINNY says:

    Only a Glee watcher would ask that.  Closet Glee fan, Mike?

  167. 24 Cups says:

    The headmaster states that Andrej Meszaros is +12 but I’m still not buying into this guy. 

    On the other hand, he’s still young and may have finally matured from the hotdog that he was in Ottawa and Tampa.

  168. punkster says:

    Damn, I was hoping we’d get a reprieve from all the “trade —– for —–” speculation for at least a few hours.

  169. 24 Cups says:

    Glee plus Tudors, Timo!

    BTW, I think you know that I’m one of your supoorters but I still have to give you a poke over the shite load of snow you guys are getting.  Time to break-out your long underwear!

  170. JIMVINNY says:

    Man, that Bobrovsky is scrawny.  Doesn’t look like an athlete at all.  Sure plays like one, though…

  171. Matt_in_TO says:

    Did the lease on the RDS lodge expire or something?


    – In Price We Trust

  172. yathehabsrule says:

    Marinaro was tweeting this evening that he spoke to two orthopedic surgeons, who came to the same conclusion on Markov. He doesn’t name names, so for all we know it could have been two guys with an unsterile office in the backroom of a Thai restaurant in Bangkok.

    While their assumptions, based on their own experiences and documented cases, may be accurate, they are in no place to asses the case of Markov as they do not have his records to deal with.



    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  173. Danno says:

    Pierre Houde and Benoit Brunet — two for one suit sale?


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

  174. Bryan says:

    Don’t do that!  Don’t you know that saying shutout jynxes the goalie so that he won’t get a shutout?


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  175. LizardKing1967 says:

    Hey Boone, I always follow your game blog, but where is the usual headline and reports. Re: Game 18 Habs vs. Flyers?????



    Jim-out. I BELIEVE!

  176. J.J. of Turku says:

    Let’s hope Spacek gives “the Look” again, like he did on the pre-season photo and scares the crap out of Harnell & co…


  177. Habscore says:

    Right!!…uhmm what? I’m confused//////

    ………………………………………………………………. YES HABS CAN!!

  178. Matt_in_TO says:

    Empty seats = people who aren’t aware of the early start or scalpers getting shafted?



    – In Price We Trust

  179. JIMVINNY says:

    I hope that clip they showed wasn’t the penalty.  There was no slash there.

  180. 24 Cups says:

    Propwash’s son is going to be draftable in 2019.  All the best!

  181. Xtrahabsfan says:

    I’m getting a bad feeling bout this game!

  182. Propwash says:

    Thanks 24!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  183. andrewberkshire says:

    Great kill.

  184. Bill says:

    Oh right, Glee is on!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  185. Danno says:



    I have three different levels of hate for three teams…

    1 – Boston = Hate mixed with nostalgia

    2 – Philadelphia = Hate mixed with fear

    3 – Leafs = Hate mixed with laughter


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

  186. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …don’t know if someone else has noted it, but CBC says the Habs have confirmed Andrei is out long-term
    …tonight will show if our speed and skill is sufficient to compensate it’s size disparity with a team with almost as much speed and skill as We
    …will the depth of Our character be the difference ?

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  187. RGM says:

    Good sequence there.

    Go Habs Go!

  188. JIMVINNY says:

    I might be missing something, but I got the impression the little guy hasn’t totally arrived yet.  how is he going to be draftable in 9 years?

  189. RGM says:

    I’m past the point of hating the Leafs. It’s just at the pity stage at this point.

    Boston & Philly – definite hatred. Boston I have a small grudging respect for, but it is just hate with Philly.

    Also, Pittsburgh’s quickly becoming a team for whom I feel hate and scorn.

    Go Habs Go!

  190. JIMVINNY says:

    Only because it’s your last as a member here.

  191. RGM says:

    You should be – it’s your last night here. :)

    Go Habs Go!

  192. Propwash says:

    End of March is the due date.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  193. 24 Cups says:

    Let’s party like it’s 2029!

  194. Danno says:

    Funny RGM, I was going to say respect for Boston at first, but it just didn’t feel right so I changed it.


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

  195. Harani says:

    Nothing beats Cindy for me so Pittsburgh it is!

    “It must be love!”

  196. Propwash says:

    Shaping up to be a goalie dual….


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  197. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …TSN used to be good about covering Habs’games here in the West …can’t believe they would let a Phlyers-Habs game slide by

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  198. RGM says:

    All right let’s see what the sans-Markov PP can do.

    Go Habs Go!

  199. P St. Pierre says:

    Its nice to see Montreal’s small forwards right in front of the net, Gionta, Cammalleri, etc. They keep playing like that a few powerplays will definitely come their way.

  200. RGM says:

    Cinq contre trois!

    Go Habs Go!

  201. t1tan5 says:

    I still hate that rule.

  202. Propwash says:

    Cash it boys, cash it!!!!!!!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  203. JIMVINNY says:

    Make it happen – 5 on 3, with Pronger off the ice.

  204. Keith says:

    Now we need to score!

  205. joeybarrie says:

    IM HAPPY, but its such a bad rule…

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

  206. RGM says:

    Boy is he fun to watch.

    Go Habs Go!

  207. andrewberkshire says:

    Someone on the coaching staff needs to tell Subban to stop telegraphing his shot.

  208. RGM says:


    Go Habs Go!

  209. Matt_in_TO says:



    There’s that one-timer!


    – In Price We Trust

  210. Bryan says:


    Andrei who?!


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  211. andrewberkshire says:

    Cammy!! Maybe he’ll start on a hot streak now?

  212. Propwash says:



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  213. Keith says:


  214. Danno says:

    What slump?


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

  215. Hockey Socks says:

    The importance of winning puck battles – whether 5-on-5, 5-on-4, or 5-on-3 – can never be overlooked.

  216. JIMVINNY says:

    Beautiful.  Philly was WAY to aggressive on that puck in the corner.  A 2on2 in the corner means a 3on1 everywhere else.

  217. joeybarrie says:



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

  218. Propwash says:

    Gomez has anfo in his stick??


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  219. NoTinFoilCups says:

    AK46! full credit for that one!

  220. joeybarrie says:

    AND that certainly wasnt MAB on the point keeping that puck in……….. WHAT A BEAUT.

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

  221. Shiloh says:

    AK46 beat two Flyers to that puck – and they were closer. Great shot by Cammy.

  222. Matt_in_TO says:

    Flyers looking like they played last night and can’t handle the speed.


    – In Price We Trust

  223. RGM says:

    nother excellent sequence with sustained pressure. What a pass that was by Pleks to Gionta.

    Go Habs Go!

  224. Keith says:

    Wow! The Habs are playing dynamite hockey!

  225. andrewberkshire says:

    Is it just me or did Gill nearly score twice?

  226. twocents says:

    Pleks was so good pursuing the puck on that last sequence.

  227. SeriousFan09 says:

    I know, it’s driving me nuts watching that windup. Blind people know he’s doing it.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  228. jbroderi says:

    Toronto is off to another great start.  3-0 nashville!!


    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  229. Keith says:

    Yeah, he made a great play to keep it in.

  230. Hockey Socks says:

    The guy can have a dynamite shot if he worked on it a la Big Z.

  231. RGM says:

    That’s a great Price quote – where did he say that?

    Go Habs Go!

  232. andrewberkshire says:

    I love it when Gill scores, it’s hilarious!

  233. RGM says:

    It is something that I’ve said a number of times….there will never be another Dryden or a “next” Patrick Roy. When it’s all said and done I’ll be happy if he is just simply the first Carey Price. So to see that quote from him makes me smile.

    Go Habs Go!

  234. andrewberkshire says:

    3-0 Nashville over Toronto already, Kessel -3.

  235. RGM says:

    Wow. I know that Burke gave Wilson the vote of confidence last week, but they’re setting table for a 9th straight loss. Something’s gotta give.

    Go Habs Go!

  236. SUMO says:

    Laffs already down 3-0 to nashville in the 1st. Looks like Bruins getting another lottery pick.

  237. Danno says:



    Like I said earlier…


    I have three different levels of hate for three teams…

    1 – Boston = Hate mixed with nostalgia

    2 – Philadelphia = Hate mixed with fear

    3 – Leafs = Hate mixed with laughter


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

  238. C3P1 says:



    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  239. Keith says:

    And Pricey absolutely ROBS HIM!!!

  240. Propwash says:



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  241. andrewberkshire says:

    How about that guy Carey Price?

  242. Wayne says:

    ha lak him alot

  243. JIMVINNY says:

    Pricey took that one right in a sensitive area.  Good thing goalies wear so much extra protection.

  244. linp says:

    Picard gave up this 2 on 1.

  245. andrewberkshire says:

    Something has to be done, but the team is so bereft of assets it’s tough to think what they could do ASIDE from firing Wilson.

  246. RGM says:

    It is truly one of those “you can’t fire the players” situations. A Toronto media talking head last week in dicussion about their top line brought up the idea of trade – but if you swap out a Bozak or Grabovski, are you going to get a legit 1st line player in return?  And that right there is the core of their dilemma.

    Go Habs Go!

  247. andrewberkshire says:

    Absolutely, and as much as Burke is to blame for emptying out their draft picks which actually have value, he’s done about all that’s possible as far as bringing in elite players is concerned. JFJ left a hole in that organization very similar to what Houle did to the Habs, although to a lesser extent. Bandaid solutions for a decade have made it impossible for that team to be a contender.

  248. PrimeTime says:

    Far from over but I’ve said it a hundred times….Speed, skill, and smart hockey when properly executed will beat size and toughness  almost always.

  249. linp says:

    Spacek just gave up the puck on the board.

  250. JIMVINNY says:

    Good on Pleks for going after Hartnell.  Don’t think Pleks knew who it was, though.

  251. Da Hema says:

    Hartnell…sack of shite.


    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  252. andrewberkshire says:

    Bobrosky loses the puck a lot.

  253. RGM says:

    Speed and tenacity creates opportunities…and back to the PP.

    Go Habs Go!

  254. JIMVINNY says:

    I was about to scream at Lapierre.  Good thing it wasn’t him.

  255. PrimeTime says:

    Atta boy PK!

  256. andrewberkshire says:

    Subban should have thought that through better…

  257. JIMVINNY says:

    PK.  That wasn’t very smart.  That could have hurt Price.

  258. HardHabits says:

    Yep. 1-0 in the second. Time to protect that lead.

  259. SeriousFan09 says:

    Garbage franchise.

    Not retracting the double, it’s worth saying twice.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  260. SeriousFan09 says:

    Garbage franchise.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  261. RGM says:

    So much for none of that usual Flyers crap. Gotta love Josh’s pugnacity to get back up and give the guy his two cents. But yikes that kind of play can be scary.

    Go Habs Go!

  262. twilighthours says:

    I wouldn’t have called it elbowing, but it was still a cheap shot.  

  263. andrewberkshire says:

    That hit was unacceptable. Hit to the head, from behind, charging as well. He should be suspended a LOOOOONG time.

  264. Matt_in_TO says:

    What kind of garbage is that?  Typical Philly trash.


    – In Price We Trust

  265. Habscore says:

    On CKAC yesterday, they mentioned that during practice PK made a shot that hit Carey’s collarbone or very close to it….Needless to say Carey was pissed…and now this…lol



  266. Danno says:

    Shut the f@ck up Latoilette


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

  267. JIMVINNY says:

    eh.  it’s a dirty hit, but not elbowing.  I don’t know that that’s a penalty, by the rules.

  268. RGM says:

    This PP was worse than the last one.

    Go Habs Go!

  269. andrewberkshire says:

    Charging without a doubt. Did you see how fast he was coming in? Hit to the head as well.

  270. twilighthours says:

    Cammalleri still struggling to handle the puck in the half-court offence.  He should not be the guy on the half-wall.

  271. Harani says:

    Is it me or is Pleky getting tossed out of the faceoff dot a lot today?

    “It must be love!”

  272. JIMVINNY says:

    watching the replay, it was on Gorges’ shoulder. I do agree that it’s charging, but how often is that actually called?

  273. SUMO says:

    Benny looks lost

  274. andrewberkshire says:

    Not enough.

  275. PrimeTime says:

    Critics and Cynics taking another beating (so far) again! When will they learn??

  276. temekuhabs says:

    Price making the tough saves look easy

  277. linp says:

    The Flyers like to deflect the puck on goal.

  278. Duke_Rauol says:

    Lapierre has no business playing on the Gomez line, none.   


  279. linp says:

    Lapierre has no hockey sense. That play was offside and AK didn’t touch it. Lapierre skated over and caused a faceoff in our zone.

  280. Keith says:

    Boone got a mention on CJAD, and Hick too and the New Years Eve game. Great hockey it was.

  281. habs-hampton says:


    Keep it going boys!

  282. MatttheHabsFan says:

    Does anyone have a link for the game?

  283. SeriousFan09 says:

    RDS Feed right here.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  284. JIMVINNY says:

    It’s amazing that Bouchard isn’t sweating due to his run up to the booth from between the benches.  That must be a bit of a hike.

  285. SeriousFan09 says:

    Booing Briere can’t possibly go out of style since he’s a Flyer.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  286. ShangaDoo says:

    I cannot stand the way English Commentators say the Canadiens. You know you want to say the Canadians, so please just say it.

  287. temekuhabs says:

    Gorges hit was shoulder to shoulder, BUT Powe then brought his elbow up..prick

  288. punkster says:

    Saw that hit again on the replay and I don’t like it. Man these calls can be so frustrating to interpret.

  289. JIMVINNY says:

    HAVE to at least hit the net on an odd man rush.  Come on Moen.

  290. Wayne says:

    I knew it! Why didn’t Gill just let it  go?

  291. MatttheHabsFan says:


  292. JIMVINNY says:

    How about a holding the stick call for ripping Gill’s stick out of his hands?

  293. RGM says:

    Yikes. Carey solid, but now a 5-on-3 for them.

    Go Habs Go!

  294. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Price’s play is unreal. 

  295. JIMVINNY says:

    That was clearly offside.  Total BS.  That penaty doesn’t happen if that linesman does his job.

  296. Arune Singh says:

    I know we all rag on CBC, but could Versus be anymore Flyer biased? From the playoff footage to the verbal lovefest for their new goalie, do they remember the Habs are a good team?

    I know they give Carey some love, but there’s a whole other team worth discussing.

    Thank You Saku.

  297. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Someone should tell PK that he’s only supposed to be paired up with Gill on the ice….

  298. andrewberkshire says:

    Price…. unbelievable.

  299. Keith says:

    That’s one killed off!

  300. C3P1 says:

    shots ike that assure me that being an nhl goalie is insanity.  pronger is absurd the amount of tourque he gets on that puck


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  301. topher5468 says:

    I know it gave Philly a 5 on 3 but I love What PK did, protect your Ice

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

  302. petrov14 says:

    Price seeing and stopping it all.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  303. RGM says:

    HUGE momentum swing with that kill?

    Go Habs Go!

  304. showey47 says:

    yeah pleky!!!!!!

  305. andrewberkshire says:

    WHOOOO!!!! Plekanec really is Mr. Everything.

  306. petrov14 says:


    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  307. twocents says:

    Way to sell the pass Pleks!

  308. Wayne says:

    The surgeon does it again… bam

  309. C3P1 says:



    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  310. ShangaDoo says:

    TOMAS JAGR!!!!!!


  311. PrimeTime says:

    Speed and Skill win again!

  312. Propwash says:

    Rubbin’ Mrs. Prop’s belly works!!!!!!



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  313. Bill says:

    Ohhhh, what a FAKE-OUT

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  314. Hockey Socks says:

    Bobo is shaken.

  315. Keith says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Pleky picks off the far corner!!!

  316. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Plecky’s a stud.

  317. Matt_in_TO says:

    Worth every penny!  Gotta love the no look shot.


    – In Price We Trust

  318. JIMVINNY says:

    LOL.  Bobo is going to want that one back.

  319. RGM says:

    yup. :)

    Go Habs Go!

  320. OneTimer says:

    Dear Flyers,


    Score all you want, you won’t get anywhere without clutch goaltending.




    The obvious

  321. andrewberkshire says:

    This team is for real.

  322. HardHabits says:

    Habs are too small.

  323. twilighthours says:

    Remains to be seen.  But the Flyers are definitely pushing hard and throwing a lot of hits.

  324. ShangaDoo says:

    Nope, they’re microscopic :)


  325. Habscore says:

    Holy Crap!!! PLEKS

    LET’S PLAN THE PARADE!!! Call La Ville de MTL!!



  326. twilighthours says:

    Amazing penalty kill.  Never felt too threatening.  Capped off with a Plex goal.  Awesome!!

  327. Danno says:

    Mister Hightlight Reel!

    All Hail The Turtleneck Man!

    Vive le Col Roulé!


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

  328. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Plecky!!!!! YOU ARE THE MAN!

  329. Harani says:

    i have tears in my eyes. Price and Pleky are outta this world! And Boone, it’s 2-0 not 2-1!!!!!

    “It must be love!”

  330. temekuhabs says:


  331. PrimeTime says:

    Hmmmm….I wonder if Price makes the other players better like Halak does?? :)

  332. Habscore says:

    Holy Crap!!! PLEKS …Price is amazing too!

    LET’S PLAN THE PARADE!!! Call La Ville de MTL!!



  333. Habscore says:

    Holy Crap!!! PLEKS …Price is amazing too!

    LET’S PLAN THE PARADE!!! Call La Ville de MTL!!



  334. petrov14 says:

    Price is even making second saves look easy, wow!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  335. Larry says:

    Up two zip and the fans at the Bell continue to BOO that little rat-faced Briere for me. Good night so far.

  336. Mattee. says:

    I’ve seen like 7 late hits this period. Three on Subban.

  337. topher5468 says:

    I wonder if Pleks was imitating Briere, thats not his usual goal celebration

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

  338. SeriousFan09 says:

    And people said Tomas Jagr couldn’t rise higher.

    So much for that.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  339. andrewberkshire says:

    Toronto down 4-1, league intervenes: 5 straight PPs for Toronto.

  340. HardHabits says:

    5-4 Toronto over the Preds. Woohoo!! I don’t want Boston getting another high draft pick.

  341. Wayne says:

    Wow, Price is ON it baby. These last few games have been the best I’ve seen from him since the Junior Worlds. I worry about his stamina if he plays too many games this year.

  342. Shiloh says:

    Tomas Jagr – with a Kovalevian misdirection – makes it 2-nil. He’s so excellent.

  343. RGM says:

    That goal inspired me to go vote for Pleks a couple times. LOL

    Go Habs Go!

  344. BJT says:

    Wait, what?

    it’s 2-0 boone, not 2-1.. just sayin’ :)


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  345. Keith says:

    Boone’s so excited he’s getting the scoring wrong. This team is the real deal!

  346. joeybarrie says:

    BOONE: What game are you watching???????

    2P 6:12: TOTAL Philly dominance. Then Pleks makes it 2-1. What a player.

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

  347. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    “Pez Dispenser”?

  348. petrov14 says:

    These Versus guys are TERRIBLE! Georges sells it? His YELLOW helmet? wow, lame…

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  349. linp says:

    Cammy’s pass is very bad during the PP.

  350. Shiloh says:

    2-1? What are you watching?

  351. topher5468 says:

    Gorges sold that a bit but good job

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

  352. twilighthours says:

    Cammi seriously needs to wake the *** up on the PP and be quicker moving the puck.

  353. C3P1 says:

    les leafs figured out how to score…5-4 over nash


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  354. Da Hema says:

    It is interesting how there are universal constants. The sun will rise in the morning, taxes must be paid, and the Philadelphia Flyers are scum.


    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  355. Larry says:

    Maybe give Auld the Leafs on Saturday?

  356. PrimeTime says:

    Where’s my friend Xtra tonite?? It’s like walking into your fav pub and the old regular drunk guy at the end of the bar is not there. 

  357. andrewberkshire says:

    6 straight PPs.

  358. petrov14 says:

    Seeing it written out made me chuckle…

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  359. BJT says:

    Ok, really? how many goals has the 2nd wave scored this season? 2?


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  360. joeybarrie says:

    YEAH…. SIX STRAIGHT PENALTIES CALLED AGAINST NASHVILLE…..  That can’t be right. That isnt making the game fair…

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

  361. andrewberkshire says:

    Easy to score when you’re on the powerplay for literally an entire period.

  362. BJT says:

    lol if you go back a couple pages, around 5 mins into the game he was saying how he had a bad feeling about tonight.


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  363. HardHabits says:

    Good. I do not want Boston getting another lottery draft pick.

  364. VancouverHab says:

    Ha ha!

  365. JIMVINNY says:

    Warming up his new account since this is his last night with the Xtra one.

  366. C3P1 says:

    very true…just noticed that.  the war room at the ACC def had something to do with that


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  367. andrewberkshire says:

    Agreed with that.

  368. HardHabits says:

    I am only commenting to stamp in time just how clueless you are.

  369. topher5468 says:

    That was horrible,

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

  370. VancouverHab says:

    That goal was a great team goal: the PK does a great job, keeps Philly hard to the outside (Price does his studly work)  and then when it expires the Pleks line comes on and does the job.

    That’s a team…

  371. PrimeTime says:

    So on right now!

  372. ShangaDoo says:

    I’m getting shivers watching Price…I mean woah, I don’t get it.

  373. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Price is in such an incredible zone right now, he is truly a joy to watch

  374. JIMVINNY says:

    Why would you ice the puck with 15 seconds left?  Spacek….

  375. linp says:

    Picard is useless on the PP.

  376. andrewberkshire says:

    He didn’t create much, but he made several smart plays.

  377. habsruleworld says:



    Moen’s gotta pass the puck sometimes,,

  378. twilighthours says:

    For a 20 shot 2nd period, I didn’t feel like the Flyers were all that threatening.  It felt like MTL was under control and a lot of shots were from the outside.

  379. Bill says:

    Four straight power-play goals for the Leafs after they went down 4-1! Did Colin Campbell’s son get traded to Toronto?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  380. Harani says:

    33 saves!! Go Habs!

    The first who says that this was because the Flyers played last nite, that’s bullshit. Habs are for real. For real

    “It must be love!”

  381. PrimeTime says:


  382. JVF says:

    Carey Price? W.O.W.

  383. RJB says:

    JM was fuming when Spatch iced the puck, brutal brutal.

    Loved AK on the second powerplay. A good dump behind the net allowed the Habs to set up, and AK started it all. He’s doing the little things right, which is huge.

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    – Bilbo Baggins

  384. Larry says:

    Price has had some strong starts to seasons in the past and then los his confidence but I don’t think so this time. He is maturing fast and 17 games in he is getting stronger as we go. Just amazing tonight.

  385. habsruleworld says:

    7 power plays in a row for Toronto,


    No way, no sir, no corruption in the NHL,

  386. topher5468 says:

    I know we’re winning but Philly is playing a much better game. We need to pick it up in the 3rd. We need to strat forechecking better and relieve some pressure on our older D

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

  387. C3P1 says:

    I think ron wilson pushed the “easy” button in the locker room


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  388. Larry says:

    Just wait til Saturday night. The refs are having conference calls about it already I would bet.

  389. SeriousFan09 says:

    Wow, haven’t seen BS like that since we played Cindy and friends in the playoffs.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  390. HardHabits says:

    The good old days. Wheh crashing the goalie entailed crashing the net which entailed the risk of having one’s body sliced in half by the posts that were cemented into the ice back then.

    Who here remembers the magnets that the NHL used for a short period of time to hold the nets in place. Magnets. I could just see the guy selling the idea and everybody getting on board and then it was like, “hey goalie, don’t fart, you don’t want to knock the net off its moorings and stop play.” Magnets. LMFAO

    Then some janitor suggests using little plastic tubes and the magnet guy gets fired.

  391. habs001 says:

    a very solid focused game so far…the pp may be a concern again with our point man not being pp calibre players beyond pk…looks like burke must have emailed head office as 6 straight penalties to nashville in the second

  392. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Wow…this Toronto game is a farce. Two straight full 5 on 3’s (phantom hooking, slashing, and holding penalties and one puck over the boards that I could swear hit Kessel’s stick first).

    Ooph. If they don’t win this gift – they don’t deserve to win another game!

  393. topher5468 says:

    Damn I love Charissa, I think she likes Cammy

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

  394. Danno says:

    You know when it’s real and THE HABS ARE REAL!


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

  395. andrewberkshire says:

    Absolutely love how Pleks did the ‘Briere’ celebration. Rub that salt in the wound Tomas!

  396. Ayan_SB says:

    I think Colin Campbell might have a secret lovechild playing for the Leafs.

  397. SeriousFan09 says:

    Anchored nets is how Serge Savard broke his leg for the first time I believe, crazy how many players had their careers shortened/ended by that. Fortunately Savard overcame it but still, imagine if he’d had two good legs for his entire career.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  398. Harani says:

    And LOVED the Briere-esque fist pump from Pleky!

    “It must be love!”

  399. Ron says:

    I’ve been switching between games and if the refs pulled that crap in the Bell Centre the fans would burn it down around the refs. Most were bad calls making for 5 on 3 on more that 2 occassions. So, so bad that it is a real joke. Typical laffs game at home.

  400. JIMVINNY says:

    It happened to the Rangers last night.  7 minors against the Rags, 0 against the Pens.  Absolutely unheard of.

  401. temekuhabs says:
    2P 1:04:

    Halakian … against the team that beat Jaro

    How about “Priceinian”???

    Halak is gone, nothing but good memories..ok?

  402. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    All I can hear now is Bob Cole saying “and the net comes off it’s moorings”.

  403. C3P1 says:

    you know, Ill be honest, part of me would like to see the leafs win a couple games this season, because Im actually going to kill someone if the Bruins get another top 2 draft pick because of that retarded-ass trade that burkey made.  maybe its cause im from boston, but I cannot stand bruins fans even more than I cant stand leafs fans.  just sayin…


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  404. christophurrr says:

    haha, nice

  405. since1988 says:

    Like (Y)

    “When people agree with me i always feel that i must be wrong” – Oscar Wilde

  406. SeriousFan09 says:

    Scoring finally opens for TOR-HAM in the AHL, 1-1 now, Ryan White with his 2nd of the season, Palushaj and Avtsin assist on the PP.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  407. Ayan_SB says:

    If the Bruins get another lottery pick, they might a trio of Tuuka Rask, Tyler Seguin, and Adam Larsson, all potential franchise players, playing different positions, and all of thanks to the Leafs.

  408. andrewberkshire says:

    Avtsin seems to be getting better every game.

  409. Castor says:

    I just had a daughter three months ago. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain Luke Richardson is going through. The very definition of tragic. My prayers are with him.

  410. C3P1 says:

    hence my desire to run someone


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  411. PrimeTime says:

    As nice as it is that we are up 2-0, the team needs to push here in the 3rd. Price is on but that is not how we are gonna win most games. Philly is too skilled for us to sit back. Our Habs are better than they’ve played so far.

  412. joeybarrie says:

    Its a double edged sword……. I hate to see them win, but everytime they lose they make Boston a better team.  Great Management there…

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

  413. SeriousFan09 says:

    Strong natural talent from reports but raw, as the AHL season goes on he’ll do even better. Now that he’s solidly back in the lineup, he can earn more ice time, more PP time and get more opportunities to develop.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  414. tonymr says:

    I agree that Philadelphia has had a territorial advantage; however, most of their shots are coming from the perimeter. The Habs are playing the same way they did in the playoffs last year, and they have had their chances themselves. And Price: wow.

  415. JIMVINNY says:

    How is that NOT a penalty?!?!!?!?  Right in the numbers!!!

  416. andrewberkshire says:

    2nd dangerous hit by Powe this game, throw him the *** out please. This guy is as bad as Denis Gauthier.

  417. andrewberkshire says:

    Agreed, I have high hopes for that kid.

  418. aemarchand11 says:

    Someone better take care of that POS. Second hit to the head!

    Go Habs Go!

  419. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    someone needs to take a shot at one of these philly players or we are going to lose another Hab..

  420. PrimeTime says:

    That shoulder went straight for the head!

  421. t1tan5 says:

    Horrible hit. Powe planted Halpern’s head right into the boards. Clear target of the head.

  422. SeriousFan09 says:

    Flyers are just a stain on the NHL.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  423. punkster says:


  424. Habscore says:

    The Flyers are ugly, the orange uniform is ugly, the players are ugly, the coach is bad-looking (not to be too disrespectful), their game is…bahh you get the point..



  425. Propwash says:

    Didn’t like how Halpern’s head bounced off the ice….


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  426. EricInStL says:

    And there is the reason for almost 80% of concussions, no protection for the head. They MUST find a way that the helmet stays on.

    It wasn’t a dirty play Halpern had his head down.


  427. hablifting says:

    I saw it as a clean hit as well.  And now Laps goes and gets his ass kicked.  Well atleast he tried.

  428. temekuhabs says:

    Powe again!!! f*****r!!!!

  429. HardHabits says:

    Flyers can’t win at hockey so they goon it up. Sickening.

  430. aemarchand11 says:

    What we should do with the Markov relief??

    Physical Forward, Big Physical Forward.

    Go Habs Go!

  431. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    and you know what else pisses me off? How Brunet says that it was another clean hit and blames it on the glass..idiot

  432. Habscore says:

    HELLOO ZEBRAS???   Earth calling you….Penalty maybe??!!



  433. PrimeTime says:

    “Net” AK…..Hit the F’n Net! 

  434. Bill says:

    Second head-shot tonight. Sort of sad that other teams can pull that stuff against the Habs without anyone doing anything about it, but I guess who’s gonna go after them? Travis Moen? Then again, the last time they had a ‘heavyweight’ it really didn’t do much good, right?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  435. t1tan5 says:

    They’re a bunch of no good goons. But they do win. That is a fact.

  436. showey47 says:

    I can’t believe the crap the flyers get away with

  437. C3P1 says:

    laps is gonna die


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  438. andrewberkshire says:

    Well Laps… you tried…

  439. Propwash says:

    Lappy, good heart, but notsomuch…


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  440. Matt_in_TO says:

    Well at least Lappy “tried” to do something


    – In Price We Trust

  441. geo_habsgo says:

    Reffs didn’t give that fight a chance

  442. PrimeTime says:

    Way to step up LAPS!

  443. Bill says:

    Hey GOOD FOR YOU MAX!! Didn’t win, but made the statement.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  444. avatar_58 says:

    I hate this this goddamn goon squad

  445. punkster says:

    Disgusting incompetence by the refs.

    And Laps at least tries. I’ll give him that.

  446. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Am I the only one who finds it funny when a guy named Powe throws a punch?

  447. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Lapierre is not a fighter but good for him to get in there, someone needs to

  448. JIMVINNY says:

    F’ing Flyers.  No respect at all.

  449. howtathor says:

    Lapierre is no Pacquiao!

  450. EricInStL says:

    I dislike Lapierre with a passion, but props for sticking up for Halpern.

    By the way doesn’t Lapierre look like Steve-O from Jackass ???


  451. EricInStL says:

    oops double

  452. Shiloh says:

    This is the legacy of an asshole like Colie Campbell. It has nothing to do with his kid. It has everything to do with the fact that a referee’s job is in jeopardy if he calls the game properly. Consequently, thugs like the Flyers can give a concussion to Halperin or take out Gionta’s knee without worrying about paying the price for it. Now if Lapierre, Savard or Kovalev ever defend themselves or even breathe on somebody, it’s OK to penalize them because the refs know who Campbell hates. It’s not significantly better than WWF.

  453. SeriousFan09 says:

    Usually it takes to late March for the NHL to have it be open season to questionably hit Habs players.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  454. C3P1 says:



    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  455. christophurrr says:

    blammo! whack! powe!

  456. hablifting says:

    Complete garbage.  Bring facts or shush up with this nonsense.  Nothing in those emails even REMOTELY supports this trash.

  457. Shiloh says:

    I guess Grade 3 was the toughest four years of your life. Can you read? Fact – he whines about a call in the last two minutes of a game. Fact – he whines about calls on people who hit Savard because he doesn’t like Savard. Fact – he whines about a call when a team already was shorthanded. I could go on, but get somebody to read them to you next time.

  458. hablifting says:

    Lol.  Sounds like every hockey dad I’ve ever known. 

    However lets just continue this ridiculous pretence that there is some sort of conspiracy against the Habs.  Continue making habs fans look like whiners and idiots.  Good work.

  459. rut1212 says:

    From the lowest to the highest levels in minor hockey, both boys and girls, we referees have the “checking to the head” and “checking from behind” penalties at our disposal. If the NHL actually cared about its players, they would implement something similar. Both could have and would have been used in this game.

  460. linp says:

    The Flyers uses the elbow to check

  461. twilighthours says:

    I also hate Power and think he’s super-cheap, but that hit didn’t look that bad.  More flukey than anything.

  462. andrewberkshire says:

    It definitely wasn’t that hard of a hit, but it was right in the numbers. Powe is a dangerous player, twice tonight he’s hit players from behind.

  463. Shiloh says:

    Clear elbow to the head – from behind – into the glass. He should get a couple of games for it.

  464. Propwash says:

    Stuffed with anfo


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  465. rut1212 says:

    Made my Acme.

  466. EricInStL says:

    Well at least no one can say he doesn’t fight.


  467. hablifting says:

    He is a little puke, but I have soft spot for guys like him.

  468. EricInStL says:

    Funny how Phily without Carcillo is a different team.


  469. t1tan5 says:

    If only Moen could finish.

  470. rut1212 says:

    That’s what she said.

  471. JIMVINNY says:

    LOL @ Giroux whining at the Habs bench because he dropped his glove.

  472. Wayne says:

    Pouliot’s gotta bullet shot, eh?

  473. punkster says:

    I expect to see the “we need and enforcer” comments here later. And my response is still no. What we need is balanced and competent officiating. It stinks from the top down.

  474. andrewberkshire says:

    The response to anyone saying we need an enforcer, who’s winning?

  475. SeriousFan09 says:

    Tom The Bomb Trophy to Max on the night.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  476. geo_habsgo says:

    Love how they realized that they can’t skate with us so they resort to cheap shots. Why are we surprised Philly has played this way for decades.

  477. hablifting says:

    Didn’t they skate with us in the playoffs when they destroyed us?  Or was that all cheap shots as well?  You guys…..

  478. JIMVINNY says:

    How can you argue that one? 

  479. punkster says:

    Should ahve been a penalty on Price there. Interference 😉

  480. RGM says:

    Only the Flyers. Run over the goalie. “Derp, what’s wrong with that, ref?”

    Go Habs Go!

  481. Wayne says:

    They couldn’t ignore that one. Price was nearly dragged into Bobrinsky’s frickin net there.

  482. RGM says:

    Love it!

    Go Habs Go!

  483. PrimeTime says:


  484. Keith says:


  485. geo_habsgo says:

    Thats the power of P.K commanding the rush!!!!

  486. Bill says:

    Suck it, Flyer goons.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  487. JIMVINNY says:

    Lucky, but it’s happened to us plenty.

  488. C3P1 says:



    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  489. punkster says:

    And THAT’S why we don’t need an enforcer. We skate, we score, we win.

  490. EricInStL says:

    Will it be goon time without Carcillo ?



  491. BJT says:


    And Timonen actually kicks it in! Awesome!


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  492. Danno says:

    They have awoken the sleeping Gionta


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

  493. HardHabits says:

    What a team.

  494. Harani says:

    Habs are too small.

  495. temekuhabs says:


  496. Wayne says:

    Flyers in complete disarray, I love it!

  497. christophurrr says:

    here comes the goonery

  498. BJT says:



    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  499. BJT says:



    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  500. twilighthours says:

    Much more Moen.  Much more.

  501. linp says:

    Now the flyers want to bully

  502. andrewberkshire says:

    Gill tripped him, nice subtle veteran move.

  503. SeriousFan09 says:

    If I enjoy this game anymore I’m going to have to change my pants.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  504. forskis says:

    Cammaleri was lucky not to have been called for whacking Timonen’s stick out of his hands on the Gionta goal.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  505. Bill says:

    Just went to to check some scores, and … it started playing a video commercial automatically. This has never happened before, and sites that do that are incredibly annoying. I stopped going to hockeybuzz to laugh at Eklund precisely because his site started doing that.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  506. Larry says:

    The Flyers are going to start  now. Remember how classless they were after game 3 last spring? Claude Giroux deserves better. Come and play with those who play a mans’ game  when you get the chance in a few years.

  507. Barts says:

    Eddie Munster, OMG hahahahahaha!

  508. PrimeTime says:

    Habslifting prefers our team was more like the Flyers??? He knows they are losing, right??

  509. Shiloh says:

    Philly guy tried to run Pleks – this is going to get uglier.

  510. Puck Bard says:

    Few teams can skate with us. 

  511. OneTimer says:

    I HATE the Flyers…such goon bull&^$!


    You guys see that attempt on Pleks by Hartnell?

  512. novahab says:

    I am guessing elbows to the head don’t count as headshots.The flyers will goon it up in up now.

  513. punkster says:

    P.O.S. Richards.

  514. Da Hema says:

    I normally would never write something like this, but I would love to see a Hab put lumber to, say, Carter’s face.


    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  515. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    I LOVE that Subban stepped in there to help out AK..we DO NOT need AK fighting

  516. Puck Bard says:


  517. Chorske says:

    More Philly horseshit.

  518. RGM says:

    You can literally see the transformation by the Flyers when they begin to concede that the game is out of hand – the douchiness begins very quickly. And it all starts with their prick of a captain.

    Go Habs Go!

  519. Harani says:

    LOVE P.K. defending AK46. Love the “fougue” in his eyes.

    “It must be love!”

  520. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    I love PK’s fire like everyone else, but no need for that against Mike Richards with a 3-0 lead

    (edit: throwing the gloves off, I mean…..stepping in and having words was the right call)

  521. since1988 says:

    He lifted it like he was going for the puck happens in the corner all the time it would have been a bad call if the ref called it…although technically the puck wasn’t exactly there but still 

    “When people agree with me i always feel that i must be wrong” – Oscar Wilde

  522. Shiloh says:

    AK – he hit that loser back – good.

  523. Matt_in_TO says:

    shouldn’t Richards be getting a double minor?


    – In Price We Trust

  524. andrewberkshire says:

    This kind of trash has no place in sports. You’re losing, suck it up like a man, stop trying to goon it up.

  525. twilighthours says:

    I kinda feel like PK would have beat the snot out of Richards, who is certainly playing like a cheap bast@rd tonight.

  526. Keith says:

    F’ing goon Richards! F*&K I HATE FILTHY!!! They sink the game down to it’s lowest level and it all started with that hit from behind on Halpern. SCUMBAGS!!!

  527. EricInStL says:

    Line Brawl coming up


  528. Mr.Hazard says:

    I mean, if you’re the captain of the Flyers and you’re gonna shove someone into the boards like that, you should not be surprised if someone retaliates and shoves you in the back.

  529. punkster says:

    Gonna get ugly now?

  530. Wayne says:

    “Where’s the beef” on this team. We need a hitman here.

  531. topher5468 says:

    Damn, If we could only hear what they were saying

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

  532. t1tan5 says:

    I actually don’t mind Carter. He’s the least douchy of the Flyers forwards.

  533. RudeMood19 says:

    Richards is only tough when he’s standing behind his teammates or restrained by the linesman.

    PK would absolutely beat his a** to the ground.

  534. forskis says:

    This will definitely be mentioned by the Flyers:  PK threw a punch at Richards while he was tied up…they were not pleased about that…but if you goon, expect to be gooned in return and stop complaining.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  535. since1988 says:

    I dont care what some might say about the Flyers playing last night thats how the game and schedule goes the Habs really are this good

    “When people agree with me i always feel that i must be wrong” – Oscar Wilde

  536. PrimeTime says:

    No one is backing down from Flyer style hockey. I for one am glad we have made them resort to their neandrathal (sp?) ways. Wouldn’t want it any other way!!!

  537. yathehabsrule says:

    Douchiness?? LOL




    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  538. Propwash says:

    Two things are gonna happen to PK, he either is gonna cave someone’s skull one day, or vice versa.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  539. SeriousFan09 says:

    It fits him since he’s basically trying to be Bobby Clobber 2.0!


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  540. Harani says:

    And then there’s Carey too! Man I love this TEAM!

    “It must be love!”

  541. Da Hema says:

    That’s the point. They have no problem doing it to our smaller players.


    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  542. BJT says:

    100% he should. There was roughing, instigating, cross checking and fighting all wrapped into one there. at LEAST a double minor, but that’s not gonna happen, now is it?


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  543. Malreg says:

    How did we get an extra penalty from that scuffle? 

  544. Wayne says:

    Yup it’s made more frustrating to watch when they know we have nothing to counter it.

  545. Puck Bard says:

    Flyers looking foolish, totally off their game. Good. 

  546. Chorske says:

    Sobby Slobber, more like. Richards is a waste of skin.

  547. Harani says:

    Speed Kills!

  548. forskis says:

    AK46 for retaliating and PK for trying to rough up Richards.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  549. JIMVINNY says:

    He’s got some fire, and a strong-looking jaw.  I bet he can throw em, and take a punch, too.

  550. RGM says:

    It’s probably a word. LOL

    Go Habs Go!

  551. Habscore says:

    Richards …Filthy Sun of a Beach!!!




  552. Keith says:

    Should of rammed into their goalie.

  553. Mr.Hazard says:

    I agree with Boone. Richards said something uncalled for. PK’s not normally like that.

  554. andrewberkshire says:

    Wayne, I think winning the game is a good counter.

  555. punkster says:

    This is good. Let the Flyers go all goon. So far they haven’t shown me diddly except cheap shots and badmouthing.

  556. andrewberkshire says:

    The Habs are owning the hottest team in the NHL, and probably the best team in the Eastern conference. Time for everyone to recognize that this team is for real.

  557. twilighthours says:

    We’re going to win this game, but the Flyers are for real.  Very tough matchup come playoff time.

  558. Malreg says:

    Ah so AK46 got the extra minor…  That shove was pretty violent, way worse then Halpern being put face first into the boards, or Gionta getting nailed when he didn’t even have the puck.

  559. Mr.Hazard says:

    Of course. We get called. How typical of the refs.

  560. Bill says:

    Flyers pull all the crap, Habs get most of the penalties??

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  561. christophurrr says:

    i absolutely hate that crap too. very mickey mouse. for shame, tsn, for shame.

  562. Wayne says:

    Wonder what Richards was saying to Gill.

  563. punkster says:

    Ahhh, the phantom call.

  564. twilighthours says:

    STrange to call that in such a rough game.

  565. RGM says:

    That’s a penalty eh?

    Go Habs Go!

  566. geo_habsgo says:

    Martin just said it all behind the bench:

    “oh, f*ck me”

    It’s disturbing how much these reffs are phoning it in.

  567. Shiloh says:

    Attaboy Benny – give Pronger a little maple for dessert.

  568. Mr.Hazard says:

    If the Flyers got called by the refs like a normal team, they would not be half as successful. They rely on the refs being more lenient, which they are.

  569. andrewberkshire says:

    What I don’t understand is why the NHL rewards this goonery with constant powerplays.

  570. linp says:

    Gill is still good with PK

  571. RGM says:

    They are who we thought they were.

    Go Habs Go!

  572. C3P1 says:

    theres this team in boston thats pretty damn good…Dc too


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  573. RGM says:

    I must have missed it – what happened to Halpern?

    Go Habs Go!

  574. twilighthours says:

    Can we all try to remember these last 4 games when MTL has a little swoon later in the season?  This a good team who has beaten good teams – no need for the sky to fall when we lose 2 or 3 in a row.

  575. C3P1 says:

    he got ran by powe…right in the numbers


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  576. forskis says:

    Probably something about getting away with covering the puck in the blue ice and probably about PK.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  577. Jordio-oh says:

    Anyone who wrongfully doubted Carey at the start of the season can feel free to get in line to kiss his ass. Unfortunately that line is 6 miles long and growing. Oh and I’ve got Gio in the hockey pool. He’s alive!!!

  578. Mr.Hazard says:

    THANK you!!

  579. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s right.  MAKE them call it.

  580. Shiloh says:

    Pronger from Dryden and Richards from Kenora – Auld and Pyatt from Thunder Bay. Good representation from NW Ontario.

  581. RGM says:

    Stick the fork in them here, boys!

    Go Habs Go!

  582. Danno says:

    Eat it Latoilette!


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

  583. Malreg says:

    Jesus Christ people stop singing that damn song with over 5 minutes left…  The ONLY time that should be sung is in the final minute with at least a 4 goal lead.

  584. forskis says:

    It was a side hit…elbows down and feet on the ice…it was a cleanish hit.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  585. JVF says:

    Nail that coffin shut!

  586. RGM says:

    My 3 Star votes for tonight….

    1st – Brian Gionta
    2nd – Carey Price
    3rd – Tomas Plekanec

    Go Habs Go!

  587. punkster says:

    Normally I’d say put a fork in them, they’re done. But tonight I’d say stick a fork up them.

  588. Propwash says:



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  589. topher5468 says:

    Boone calling Laviolette Eddie Munster, Im still laughing. 

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

  590. RGM says:

    Of course Gomez misses that.

    Go Habs Go!

  591. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bulldogs win! Alex Avtsin than David Desharnais bring it home in the SO, Avtsin is 2 for 2 in the shootout this season.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  592. Mr.Hazard says:

    Cammy pulled a Gomez. Ran with the puck into 3 opposing players and then stopped.

  593. Harani says:

    LOL@Scott Gomez!

  594. JasonM says:


  595. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Gomez….like, it’s RIGHT there…..

  596. AH says:


    HELP WANTED: Only dirty pr$$ks need apply.

    Carcillo, Powe, Hartnell, Richards etc…sheesh what a bunch!

  597. andrewberkshire says:

    So that’s THREE cheap shots on Subban after once whistle.

  598. Matt_in_TO says:

    Guess PK is a marked man


    – In Price We Trust

  599. geo_habsgo says:

    Honestly Martin needs to bench Subban. He is playing amazing but they are headhunting. They need to protect him.

  600. twilighthours says:


  601. punkster says:

    Worst bunch of losers in the league.

  602. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Subban is pissed and Mr.Gomez, I think even Larocque could have put that in lol

  603. forskis says:

    Wow..Giroux got a lot of whacks in before the refs realized it was a penalty.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  604. JIMVINNY says:

    Gio’s goal was a PP goal, was it not? is saying it wasn’t.

  605. showey47 says:

    worth every penny,lol

  606. Keith says:

    Filthy, FILTHY, FILTHY!!! I HATE THEM!!!

  607. t1tan5 says:

    Man I hate the Flyers.

  608. SeriousFan09 says:

    Flyers putting on the most shameful display I’ve seen in hockey this season.

    Not that I’m surprised.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  609. EricInStL says:

    And that’s why we need a tough sob to protect our guys from marginal players.


  610. Habscore says:

    Playoff hockey baby!!



  611. topher5468 says:

    I think Giroux was trying to chop a tree down, a Subban tree

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

  612. Bill says:

    It’s wrong to doubt a professional athlete? He’s not the frigging Pope, man.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  613. EricInStL says:

    And that’s why they eliminate us….


  614. Bryan says:

    Yeah it was


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  615. Propwash says:

    Flyers = buncha sharts.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  616. Chorske says:

    More thuggery. The reffing in this league is crap- Colie is right, they should all be fired.

  617. C3P1 says:

    oh come on haha wheres the fun if i cant rip the flyers?


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  618. t1tan5 says:

    You’re using the term “hockey” very liberally in this context.

  619. punkster says:

    Well, the Flyers have climbed back to the top of my most hated teams list. Haven’t been there since the Clarke years. Good for you Flyers, good for you.

  620. Matt_in_TO says:

    I fail to understand the officiating in this league.


    – In Price We Trust

  621. Shiloh says:

    C’mon PK – it’s a penalty every time if you allow yourself to be slashed and you wear the CH. Smarten up!

  622. EricInStL says:

    Here it comes….


  623. forskis says:

    Monday night re-match in Philly will be interesting….the Philly crowd is gonna rip into PK.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  624. Chorske says:

    I don’t know why I am disappointed. I keep hoping that the league will stand up to these feckers.

    Sit DOWN, Pronger.

  625. Keith says:

    Like Hal Gill said in the playoffs last season, “It’s fun to hate the Flyers”.

  626. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Gomez is our new Higgins, he can’t hit the broad side of a barn.

  627. Malreg says:

    Shouldn’t it be at least 4 on 3? Still time remaining from original penalty, slashing on giroux, roughing on O’donnell, roughing on PK? 


  628. BJT says:

    What!? No 2 man adv.!?


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  629. RGM says:

    According to they gave O’Donnell a 10 minute misconduct so no extra PP for us there. Strange, I know.

    Go Habs Go!

  630. andrewberkshire says:

    O’Donnell got a misconduct.

  631. SeriousFan09 says:

    Does anyone know what Chris Nilan is doing on Monday?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  632. RGM says:

    And they make it so easy, too.

    Go Habs Go!

  633. SUMO says:

    Garbage time in the 3rd w/a PP. Put on Eller!!!

  634. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Something can be said about Price this year that couldn’t be said last year: anything he sees, he stops

  635. Harani says:

    Did TSN just jinx the SO?!?! It said 8th career SO, 3rd this season. And then disappeared.

  636. RGM says:


    Go Habs Go!

  637. Keith says:

    Carey, Carey, Carey!!!

  638. showey47 says:

    alright,from here on in Pk and the top 6 stay on the bench. There  is 2 mins left and there is no point in even risking injury to these cement heads.

  639. Propwash says:



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  640. BJT says:

    The only way to get a misconduct is a 2 + Gm or 4 + Gm. I have no idea how we aren’t up by 2 men, unless PK got a dbl. minor.


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  641. geo_habsgo says:


    Love our tenacity. This team can go all the way.

  642. PrimeTime says:

    Put Briere on his F@kin A$$

  643. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Really don’t know why Philly keeps doing this after every whistle, it’s quite clear that it’s not working

  644. JIMVINNY says:

    This is getting out of hand.  Refs need to hand out some more misconducts.  All they are doing is trying to start crap now.

  645. EricInStL says:

    Watch out for Richards


  646. RGM says:

    There is no why, it’s just what they do.

    Go Habs Go!

  647. forskis says:

    I would have done it earlier…like the 5 minute mark…swap the play times in reverse.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  648. Habscore says:

    Either Carey’s mustache is bringing him luck, or the boy got skills!!! WOW!

  649. andrewberkshire says:

    How is it the Flyers keep getting rewarded? Come on NHL.

  650. JIMVINNY says:

    Unreal.  Giving them a PP?

  651. Shiloh says:

    Shelley and his goon friends out there.

  652. Chorske says:

    It’s hard to enjoy a game with so much nonsense. I don’t get half of the calls. It’s almost like the refs are TERRIFIED of the Flyes.

  653. PrimeTime says:

    It’s called trying to settling the game down after it is out of reach.

    Flyer are just goons!

  654. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    and we come out of that with a penatly? amazing…

  655. Matt_in_TO says:

    F*ck this is so bush league.


    – In Price We Trust

  656. RGM says:

    This is beyond stupid at this point. Seriously, Shelley and Powe on the PP?! What is this clown trying to prove?

    Go Habs Go!

  657. twilighthours says:

    Jody Shelley on the PP?  Classy.

  658. andrewberkshire says:

    Ok, good on the refs for calling something on Shelley. Only reason he’s out there on the PP is to hurt someone.

  659. Bill says:

    Putting out the goon line late in a 3-0 game, Eddie Munster is such a pussy.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  660. Malreg says:

    So Laviolette puts out Shelley, Powe and Nodl with 2 minutes left and on a powerplay.  Classy.

  661. Puck Bard says:

    What a dumbass. 

  662. andrewberkshire says:


  663. Bill says:


    Full Breezer 4 Life

  664. JasonM says:

    The Price was right.

  665. PrimeTime says:



    OH BABY!!!!!

  666. Puck Bard says:

    So happy for Carey.

  667. Propwash says:

    Hey…….. Philly……. FAAAAAH – Q!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  668. OneTimer says:

    Price is phenomenal…has a new era begun, folks?

  669. Keith says:

    SOOOOOOOO nice to shutout those C*&^suckers!

  670. Shiloh says:

    And Pronger steals the puck. He should be fined for that – no need for it.

  671. Wayne says:

    Pirice, worth every penny!

  672. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Pricey’s a stud.

  673. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    another shut out and against the Flyers to boot…life is good!

  674. Rugger says:

    So…whats the next “real test”

  675. Chorske says:

    Chicago, Detroit?

    I’m convinced. Price is giving them a chance to win every game, and as long as the Habs get on the board, they win. And it’s FUN hockey too, the JM naysayers have to admit that the Habs have been skating circles around teams that are supposed to be elite.

    It’s a good time to be a Habs fan.

  676. punkster says:

    So fitting. The best feeling I’ve had about this team since the spring and it just keeps getting better.

  677. floatingineather says:

    just off the chain Carey

  678. PrimeTime says:

    Hey! Jack Todd and friends….Xtra, Everlast, LA Loyalist and the rest of the critics and cynics… does it taste??? 

  679. saskhabfan says:






    I think I know more than most about hockey and believe my opinions are almost always reasonable and thought out.-manapart.

  680. C3P1 says:

    how many more things are you going to pull out of your bum to complain about before you give carey some credit?


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  681. coachdoug says:

    Best win of the season so far!

    P & P are awesome again…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  682. Shiloh says:

    Notwithstanding the clown who says the e-mails show nothing – they show everything. Campbell doesn’t want penalties late in games. He doesn’t want penaltues when a team is already shorthanded. And he doesn’t want penalties called for hitting players he does not like – Savard, Kovalev, probably Subban. And what happens if you ignore Campbell and call the game as you see it? Your ass is fired – that’s what happens. No wonder we remain a third-tier sport in many places. There is no integrity in the present system – teams who commit many fouls are rewarded – the ref risks his career if he calls them all.

  683. Fire_Laraque says:

    I OFFICIALLY APOLOGIZE. I doubted Price. No more. I’m fully behind him.

  684. Rugger says:

    It is FUN hockey to watch.  Loved seeing Cammy, Gionta and PK smiling together after the third goal!

  685. punkster says:

    JM said it a few weeks back. Last year it was defence, this year offense. Gonna be a fun ride.

  686. Nina76 says:

    the flyers are a drity bunch I said this last night on my blog.Ialso said that the goons would come out & they did……………..get ready for the next game with the Phillies……….I hope we do not have anymore injuries because that is what they are trying to do……………….NO PENIALTIES FOR HEAD SHOTS ??????????? oh I forgot it was not Colin’s SON WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!GREAT GAME GUYS WE ARE PROUD OF YOU YOU GAVE IT YOUR ALL & WE WON GO HABS GO!!!!!!!

  687. Nina76 says:

    the flyers are a drity bunch I said this last night on my blog.Ialso said that the goons would come out & they did……………..get ready for the next game with the Phillies……….I hope we do not have anymore injuries because that is what they are trying to do……………….NO PENIALTIES FOR HEAD SHOTS ??????????? oh I forgot it was not Colin’s SON WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!GREAT GAME GUYS WE ARE PROUD OF YOU YOU GAVE IT YOUR ALL & WE WON GO HABS GO!!!!!!!

  688. habitual says:

    Ok Boone, you were right – Martin deserves more credit than I want to give him. The team is very cohesive.

    Funny game though, the PP looked disjointed and scored 2?

    And, tonight would have been a good night for O’Byrne.  Either that or we have to knee cap the Flyers ourselves.  Hate them.


  689. Nina76 says:

    the flyers are a drity bunch I said this last night on my blog.Ialso said that the goons would come out & they did……………..get ready for the next game with the Phillies……….I hope we do not have anymore injuries because that is what they are trying to do……………….NO PENIALTIES FOR HEAD SHOTS ??????????? oh I forgot it was not Colin’s SON WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!GREAT GAME GUYS WE ARE PROUD OF YOU YOU GAVE IT YOUR ALL & WE WON GO HABS GO!!!!!!!

  690. Nina76 says:

    the flyers are a drity bunch I said this last night on my blog.Ialso said that the goons would come out & they did……………..get ready for the next game with the Phillies……….I hope we do not have anymore injuries because that is what they are trying to do……………….NO PENIALTIES FOR HEAD SHOTS ??????????? oh I forgot it was not Colin’s SON WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!GREAT GAME GUYS WE ARE PROUD OF YOU YOU GAVE IT YOUR ALL & WE WON GO HABS GO!!!!!!!

  691. SeriousFan09 says:

    Chris Pronger: The Sorest Loser


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  692. Bill says:

    Totally agree. The emails are Watergate. Colin Campbell calls refs on the carpet for calling penalties for fouls on players he doesn’t like?? Unbelievably minor-league. That clown should be fired immediately. The NHL has no credibility until he is gone.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  693. habsruleworld says:

    What about Carey!!! sensational, boys sticking up for one another! AWESOME

    But Flyers WILL NOT WIN A CUP!

    I believe in Karma, and the disgraceful, cheapshot artists Laviolette and his henchmen are not worthy.

    the years roll by, the flyers don’t change, they knew they lost , and
    all they can think about doing, is trying to maim and injure,

  694. Danno says:

    Still waiting for the Jack Todd apology…


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

  695. Malreg says:

    Apology for what? He’ll just say that he knew Price was going to have a good year.

  696. Puck Bard says:

    Thank you. So ready for Todd to take a bow.

  697. twilighthours says:

    100% agree.

  698. EricInStL says:

    Jack Todd is irrelevant, has been for the last 10 years.


  699. 21BIGGionta says:

    I facebook “like” this.

  700. Larry says:

    That’s two “contenders” with long win streaks that Spidey has smoked in a week. He gets better each night out. This could be a LONG season… for Hab haters.

  701. temekuhabs says:

    NHL On The Fly here in the US, what highlights they start with??? The Laffs of course

  702. punkster says:

    With Bettman at the helm it’ll have little credibility after.

  703. habsperspective says:

    OI OI OI!!


    This rivalry will be good for some time to come. 

  704. AH says:

    Great satisfying win over these d$$cks! Well done Priceberg! Whew, the rest of the meetings bewtween these two are gonna be nasty! Love PK’s spunk, but I fear he’s a marked man now with these guys.

    GO HABS GO!!!

  705. twilighthours says:

    I loved every second of that game but I’m not trying to relax my jaw from clenched muscles – I was on edge just waiting for some Hab to get hurt by a Flyer cheap shot.  

  706. Puck Bard says:

    I would prefer Todd shut his pie-hole indefinitely 

  707. Danno says:

    You are officially forgiven. Now join the party!


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

  708. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Just to ease everyone’s mind, I’ll be at the ACC on Thursday to help make sure that Brodeur plays just as good against the Leafs as he did against the Habs…..

  709. Max_a_million says:

    He won’t have time, as he will move on to bashing someone else mercilessly. 

  710. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Same thing with me, I’m actually kinda shocked that both Pleks and Cammy left the ice without limping….

  711. Puck Bard says:

    That’s right Shake, the last time I listened to Todd was about when I spotted him at a Richmond Hill golf course… 10 years ago. I haven’t read the blow-hard since. 

  712. Jordio-oh says:

    CAREY CAREY CAREY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  713. Max_a_million says:

    Glad to see him stand up to the bullies.


    Hey the refs booted two Flyers trying to goon it up late, wow that was a welcome change.

  714. spoonfullofjelly says:

    It’s the Carey Price ‘stache attack.

    I’m telling you, if November comes and goes and he’s still playing like this. That stache has gotta stay.

  715. forskis says:

    I am a Price guy and am glad that everyone is cheering him on…but the facts still remain:

    1)  He has had a great start that everyone wanted….but he will need to do this for an entire season…that is STEP 1;
    2)  He will need to repeat these exploits in the playoffs as well…that is STEP 2.

    Then and ONLY then will the Halak v. Price debate be put to rest FOR GOOD.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  716. andrewberkshire says:

    Crosby is a piss poor loser, but the Flyers are a team of players that are WORSE losers. Biggest poor sports in the NHL.

  717. matrags says:

    dear mr Gautier ,please for Christmas just one mean hard assed son of a bitch who can play hockey , and hit to hurt, with thunder in his fists , and a ch beating where it really counts………..

  718. habaddict_andy says:

    Big Bad Stupid Flyers are SORE LOOSER!!! GO! HABS! GO!

    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  719. Shiloh says:

    For what? Writing that we traded our best goalie – the guy who almost single-handedly took us to the conference finals? It was the truth. Price is playing well – for the first time in a couple of years. Great! But Todd wrote the truth – as did Red Fisher. Some of you are forgetting just how pathetic the Loaf fans are when they trumpet that they’re the best – in October. If Price turns out to be the correct choice – great. But why the anger? Some of you guys sound no different this year when Price is shining than you did last year when he couldn’t stop a beach ball. It’s not the I-Love-Carey site. It’s HIO.


  720. shootdapuck says:

    The next ice age will come sooner!


    “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″

  721. coachdoug says:

    Plek 10th in overall points…Ahead of some pretty heavy hitters…Most pundits will still not be able to pronounce his name…

    Quote of the Day… “I wouldn’t piss on him if he were on fire!” – Wade Belak talking about Avery

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  722. habsruleworld says:

    I will send 20% of my paycheck!,

    Wouldn’t it be great to get a Nilan or Kordik!

    Laraque, what a waste of skin embarasment

  723. Bill says:

    Sounds about right. I would add that this is the best I’ve ever seen him play.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  724. JIMVINNY says:

    GOODBYE, Xtrahabsfan.  You said you’d leave if Price won a majority of
    his first 20 games, and he has.  In convincing fashion.  Now LEAVE!!!!

  725. forskis says:

    The point that they are trying to make was that Jack Todd was convinced that Price was washed up and done of which he is wrong.  He may have said that Price was going to have a good season, but he meant in stats and not wins.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  726. shootdapuck says:

    Look back at Toad’s journalistic legacy!

    He is an arrogant over the hill hack who if a player doesn’t kiss his ring he will carry out a journalistic vendetta for years!

    As for Red Fisher age has taken its toll.


    “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″

  727. Puck Bard says:

    “marked man”: He’s a big boy, I’m sure he weighed the mental math. This will only bring the team together, and higher. 

  728. SeriousFan09 says:

    Todd’s been on Price’s case forever, a player he’s never met but has vindictively targeted him in his articles when it serves his purposes than clams up the second Price is playing well enough to silence him. Years of ranting against Gainey, than writes a flowing tribute to the Habs when they’re going deep in the playoffs. He waits for someone to fail and than write about it for attention.

    It’s cheap journalism and that’s all it is.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  729. Rob says:

    While I fully believe everyone on this site should thoroughly rub this wonderful case of “foot-in-mouth” in said poster’s face, I hope i’m not bearing any unexpected news when I say that there is very little chance he will leave.  Big mouth’s talk too much to be men/women of their words.  So i would expect this particular poster will, at best, delete his account and then open a new one which will be unmistakenly recognizable due to the use of a sad and lonely self taken pic for his avatar.  That, or he’ll just keep the account he has. 

    Either way, hopefully he learns that people who talk to much inevitably end up making themselves sound stupid somewhere along the way.

    The Montreal Canadiens: sporting the best AND worst fans since 1909!

  730. twocents says:

    Anyone who is thinking about running campaigns to get Price and/or Pleks into the allstar game, PLEASE DON’T.

    Let them be, let them rest, let them save everything they have for this team.

    F*^k that side show farce. Vanity always gets in the way.

  731. sidhu says:

    What a game, playoff type intensity and our boys did not back down from the Philly goons and their tactics.

    Carey was on his game.

    Can’t wait until the rematch!

  732. K-hab25 says:

    Yaaaaaa, and take adam76 and shiloh with you!!! Hab hating trolls aren’t welcome around these parts!!!

  733. Shiloh says:

    He did not write that. His point was that Halak had put us in the playoffs two years in a row and still couldn’t get enough respect from Gainey and the team to be called Number 1. Price meanwhile made the odd appearance, sucked, and shot pucks at opposing players. Todd said that he had to grow up – and he was right. Fisher said basically the same thing.

    Price adorers here can’t have it both ways. When he was lousy they preoclaimed he was the best. When he’s superb they proclaim the same thing. When are we supposed to believe them?

    Price’s technique is far better this year – and he appears to be “into” the game on a more intense level. Super – he’s big and talented when he does these things. But the Halak vs. Price thing was always about a guy (Halak) playing his heart out at an extremely high level and failing to get the respect of his own employers.

  734. ctony says:

    You dropped the IQ on the PhD line down to a third grade level.  

  735. timkbryant says:

    Boone: “41 saves. Any questions?”

    Yes. Just one. “Can Carey keep it up?”

    I’m not knocking Carey, but I will remain skeptical for a while longer.

    Even when Halak was leading us through the playoffs, I kept saying I believe Carey is the future. And so far he is performing well above my expectations. Now I’m afraid he’s setting his personal bar too high.

    But, dammit, he has done everything we could ask this year. And I couldn’t be happier.

  736. sidhu says:

    If Halpern can’t go, how about this:

    (Sorry, Boyd)

  737. shootdapuck says:

    Shelley on in the last two minutes of an out of reach game typical Horses A_s Philly.

    I honestly believed that Laviolette was better that that.

    Just goes to prove that people are a shaped by their environment hang around with goons and become one!


    “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″

  738. habaholic68NJ says:

    Totally agree.  I haven’t watched it in years.  It is not a game, but an extension of a skills competition.  Brutal for goalies – no defense to back them up.  

  739. joeybarrie says:

    Its nice to see him eating his own words… Especially with Price having more wins, a better SV% AND a better GAA than Halak. I want to see this all the time. I REALLY REALLY WANT TO SEE IT GO ON THE WHOLE SEASON… AND I HOPE HALAK HAS A GREAT SEASON… 3 shut outs each……. Just the beginning………

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

  740. VancouverHab says:

    So we’re winning and we’re winning in style so we should change things.


    Dude: don’t quit your day job.

  741. Number31 says:

    Statement signed, sealed, delivered.

  742. Shiloh says:

    What planet are you writing from – Uranus? I think if you Google every Todd article he may have mentioned Price in a very few. He felt the trade of Halak was a mistake – and so did a lot of very smart hockey people. Some of you here are in love with Carey whether he plays awesome or sucks – I get that. But it doesn’t mean you can make up lies about what journalists write.

    Take the time to read Todd’s excellent novels – a 3rd coming out – before you trash his writing. He’s excellent.

  743. K-hab25 says:


  744. JIMVINNY says:

    I might agree with you if Price were making save after ridiculous save, as Halak did during the playoffs.  But he’s not.  He makes the odd amazing save to stop a sure goal, but for the most part, he’s making simple positional saves.  Exactly what was forecast when he was on his way up through the ranks.  He’s not always going to allow 3 goals over 4 games, but as long as he stays strong mentally, he should be a very good goalie for a long time to come.

  745. joeybarrie says:

    AS A SITE…….. I say we respond to EVERY post with the same line………

    “What were you saying about CAREY PRICE?”


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

  746. Harani says:

    And Carcillo wasn’t even dressed. LOL!

    “It must be love!”

  747. VancouverHab says:

    “Wisdom is justified by her children.”

    Jack Todd used Price as a stick to wave at Bob Gainey (he’s too small to heft a stick big enough for Gainey to feel the effect of.) He said that Gauthier was wrong to trade Jaro.

    Well, we see now that Mr. Todd was wrong to say that Gauthier was wrong to trade Jaro.

    That is not “truth” as defined in any of my editions of the OED…


  748. punkster says:

    We’re beating teams by playing the way the game is supposed to be played, with speed, skill, determination and goaltending.

  749. Propwash says:

    Ever notice with each passing game he’s looking better and better???


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  750. SeriousFan09 says:

    Why should I pick up a book and give him one cent of my money? He’s never writing about the Habs unless he can dump on them, or creatively avoid mentioning how he mocked them all season long when they are doing well. I don’t give money to those without integrity and won’t cop to being wrong once in a while. Opportunistic sniping or a bandwagon jumper and his criticism is not even constructive.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  751. AH says:

    That is true, I do like how he stepped up for his mates, especially loved that shot he gave Richards!

  752. VancouverHab says:

    OK, Mr. Todd, you just gave the game away. It’s no use hiding behind an alias and then calling your novels “excellent”. No-one but you and your mother call Jack Todd novels excellent.

  753. Puck Bard says:

    Screw the points, MTL’s the best team in the league. They can win at home and they can win on the road, evenly. 

  754. andrewberkshire says:

    Will he end the year with a 2.00 GAA and .930 save%? Unlikely, but the way he’s playing it looks like he’ll have a rock solid year.

  755. Propwash says:

    Ok, here’s my take on it.

    Carey was thrown to the wolves WAY too fast, and at the beginning, showed what he had.

    Fast forward a bit…

    Now, given the fact that he was doing pretty darn good, even though the win/loss record showed the opposite, yes, he got frustrated at the bs he had to face, and guess what, the majority of human beings would do the same thing, and I dont give one iota of a damn if one is a pro, he was in his early 20’s, and you and I or any tom, dick, or harry would eventually show some emotion to the shite he was dealing with.

    Fast forward.

    This season, he is showing every single armchair GM that hey, holy, ***t, he is the real deal.

    Guess what, maybe the NHL guy’s that said “Don’t trade Carey Price” actually knew what they’re saying.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  756. Mr.Hazard says:


    Price owned, PP owned, PK owned, team effort. Against Philly? Yeah that feels good!

  757. Mr.Hazard says:

    I was just thinking the same thing. One of the best in the league. Even when the PP is sucking, we play well.

  758. Rudy says:

    So in the states, the game shuts off as soon as it’s over. What’s the deal with pucks and Carey?

    Who were the three stars tonight?

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  759. DearyLeary says:

    I love the NHL media.  On the Leafs winning a game is a bigger story than Pricey shutting out another division leading team, who has been scoring a crap-tonne of goals. 

    Even though he’s not on the All-Star ballots, I hope Pricey doesn’t make the game, I want him to be even more motivated to kick some ass in the playoffs. 

  760. wotever says:

    Any word on Halpern?

    It’s just a game.

  761. DearyLeary says:

    Indeed, that was a chicken**** hit, and it wasn’t penalized.  Even when people beat the Flyers they find a way to rain on peoples’ parade.  Damn do I hate that team…

  762. Propwash says:

    I didn’t like the way his head bounced off the ice like that…


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  763. wotever says:

    Carey tossed the game winner out immediately, and … 

    • 3. Gio
    • 2. Plecky
    • 1. Price

    and Price followed the new hab’s tradition of distributing the three pucks – at least one of which he really wanted to go to a particular fan.  (Did they get it?)

    It’s just a game.

  764. habs-hampton says:

    That idiot Powe had 2 headshots in the same game (Gorges and Halpern). Doen’t that win him an interview with Campbell?

  765. Rob says:

    sad and lonely pic….sad and lonely self-praising post….same diff.  either way, unmistakenly recognizable.  oh, and thanks for proving my point, btw.

    The Montreal Canadiens: sporting the best AND worst fans since 1909!

  766. Habhopeful says:

    What a sad sad child you are xtra…


    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  767. Rob says:

    The sad part is he’s NOT a child. 

    The Montreal Canadiens: sporting the best AND worst fans since 1909!

  768. HabFab says:

    A Jewish Saint he was indeed!

    May he RIP!

  769. DearyLeary says:

    I wouldn’t count on it.  The NHL’s answer to the Charlestown Chiefs are media darlings, dontchaknow.

  770. egold says:

    Someone hand Mike Richards a tissue…  What a baby!  Sounded like he was going to cry.

    “PK Subban needs to earn his respect (he’s so tough to play against…WAHHH!)” – ridiculous

    So playing with a swagger, at an elite level, helping his team beat top echelon teams – ya that doesn’t earn you any respect in the league.  What Richards thinks he should do is crawl up into a shell, get pushed around (because he’s a rookie after all), and call it a day!


    Mike Richards, Don Cherry…all the critics, you guys are dumbfounded by how good this player is!  Respect is earned on the ice, by sticking up for your teammates and playing great hockey.  Doing it at such an early stage in your career earns even more respect in my opinion.  I hope Subban doesn’t change his demeanor one bit.


  771. Habhopeful says:

    Mentally, he is lol no offence to children


    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  772. Ian Cobb says:

    It was never in doubt

  773. Ian Cobb says:

    He was OUT before his head hit the ice. This should be a suspension and will be.

  774. Mr.Hazard says:

    “oh yeah!”

  775. Mr.Hazard says:

    Damn straight!

  776. kempie says:

    Bite me ya jackhole.

  777. Propwash says:

    “Wisdom is justified by her children.”


    Can also be translated to  “The ends justify the means.”


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  778. Kaptain K says:

    What a game. Price RIPPED. …. as for Lapierre… love the guy, but dont make it LOOK like u took boxing lessons over the summer and then get thrashed… *facepalm*

  779. Alex says:

    PK’s demeanour reminds me of Iginla — the gentleman warrior. Tough, competitive, slightly cocky and won’t take any shizz on the ice. But off the ice, he’s all smiles, erudite, and graceful. I think attitude gets you a lot farther in pro sports than some people give credit for!

  780. NightRyder says:

    Don’t have to win ’em all, just show up.

  781. egold says:

    “The Mike Richards Bible for Earning Respect in the NHL”:

    – Give cheapshot headshot to David Booth, giving him a concussion and ending his season

    – Play on a team that sends out Jody Shelly with 2 mins left in the game for a PP


  782. shootdapuck says:

    But, you do need to win some and lose the “Three Stooges Boxing Act”.

    It’s called credibility!


    “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″

  783. Propwash says:

    Funnyhow times have changed, seeing that Halak was pulled twice this season…..


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  784. rocketsglare says:

    Props to Lapierre for coming to the defense of Halpern after that dirty hit by Powe.

    That is a team player in my book regardless of the end result.


    Go Habs Go!

  785. VancouverHab says:

    Not bad! I prefer “victory has a thousand fathers” though ;–)

    Love your tag line, by the bye…

  786. EricInStL says:

    I am impressed with Price. Kudos.

    I was wrong to doubt Price.

    Keep it going and maybe Bob Gainey will get his dues.


  787. forskis says:

    I just realized what Darche does…it seems like at the end of a Price home win…he gives Price the game puck and he tosses it into the crowd.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  788. Matt_in_TO says:

    Love Gio for going and getting the puck.



    – In Price We Trust

  789. SeriousFan09 says:

    Price now at a .930 Save %, 2.06 GAA with 10 wins and 3 SOs on his season. Safe to say, he’s in the next round of talks for the Vezina.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  790. andrewberkshire says:

    11 wins!

  791. Chorske says:

    But not on the All Star game ballot. They needed to save room for Fleury.

  792. Bill says:

    And Giguere.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  793. RGM says:

    The write-in campaign officially began yesterday in Halifax. :)

    Go Habs Go!

  794. C3P1 says:

    and niemi! and lehtonen!


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  795. SeriousFan09 says:

    To be fair, Lehtonen isn’t doing half-bad with Dallas, he just needs a blue line to help him out. Niemi’s the ultimate joke, CHI raised him up, he got greedy and they cast him down to the land of the Eternal Chokers.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  796. twocents says:

    Leave it be, let the kid rest and save it for the games that count.

  797. Wayne says:

    That’s the Price I wanna see. Salt of the earth… just being himself… and woopin’ some Flyer butt.

  798. Bill says:

    Whom did Carey give that puck too? Cute babe or little kid?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  799. Danno says:

    Server down. And my head just blew up!

    Price is the real deal

    The Habs are going ALL THE WAY!



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

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