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We all love hate the Habs,vs Leaf games, but the Flyers sit alone, in a different part of the zoo for me. From the blood thirsty fans that only know talent by how many minutes in the box one gets. To the WWF crash bang style of game they promote there. I never use the word hate but I despise them.
Now after that little rant, I feel that the Flyers have the best personnel in the East. But we have the best team chemistry and they can be had. If we play our speed game, keep our feet moving, with super discipline.
Our number one job is to shut down their offence with relentless checking, skating, and solid team defensive play. We know we have the goal tending again this year. By the 3rd period our legs should be superior if we have played with discipline and Jacques has been able to roll his lines.
This will be a very strong opponent tonight and it will be a one goal spread going into the 3rd. So enjoy, and be ready to be on the edge of your seat all night. Get ready to add another two points in the win column.
I said it last night. The original source of all this substantial info is the evil monkey in Tony’s closet.
The monkey knows!!!
That depends on whether or not Mike Keenan is a secret advisor. If so, there would be 58 goalie changes.
Thankfully, it appears as though the days of Bulis and Moen on the PP are done. Or at least I hope so.
Whatever Markov’s situation turns out to be, the Habs will have to make a move to acquire a big, bruising body. We need to be able to prevent our opponents from parking in Price’s crease, and we need to be able to establish a presence in front of their net, neither of which we were able to do against the Flyers last year. I would hope that after last year’s playoffs, Gauthier is aware of this need and will find some way of addressing it. Otherwise, we will have trouble against big, tough teams like the Flyers. During the regular season, we can probably match them, but over a 7-game series, there’s no way.
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.
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.
Agree on all points 24, sigh, yes the size and toughness issue seems to be a hard one for mgmt. to figure out.
Two thumbs up!
Simmonds yeah he could grow into a John Ferguson type but Thornton? Six goals a season max? My point was that Ferguson had more than one dimension, he was a fighter, checker and could score consistently. Thornton is no better than any other one-dimensional goon. Dan Carcillo has better stats than Thornton.
What would you be if you were attached to another object by an incline-plan wrapped helically around an axis?
Thumbs up from me
AH – Good assessment. One of the main reasons we lost to Philly is that their top six guys were better than ours. That would have been even more evident if we had played Chicago in the final.
As for size, grit and toughness, I wonder if we have really changed in that regard from last year. We have three new players (Eller, Halpern, Picard) and none of them come close to providing what you’re alluding to in terms of Philly. As well, I’m not seeing anyone in Hamilton who is going to fit the bill this year.
Teams must try and draft and develop these type of players or bring them in by way of a trade(s). Tinordi and Leblanc are years away so I guess G&G would have to see it as a trade priority. Not much evidence of that during the past few years.
Habs PP lines at practice:
1st wave: Subban-Hamrlik; Cammy-Pleks-Gionta.
2nd wave: Spacek-Picard; Pouliot-Gomez-Kostitsyn
“It must be love!”
Don’t want those guys, want a Thornton in Boston, a Symonds in LA, etc….
Not trying to pick an argument with you, but doesn’t it get a little old watching 5 red jersey’s with glazed over faces everytime our crease gets crashed, or every time Markov gets damaged, Koivu’s eyes get carved out, etc…. I’m too young to really know how Ferguson played, but from all I hear nobody would touch him and he could play the game.
I think we (fan base + organization) turn too quickly on players, or force players into rolls they aren’t right for just because he has the right size, body shape or whatever. What was the problem with letting somebody like a Greg Stewart barrel into the front of the net and stick his ass in the goalies face and hopefully pop a couple rebounds in? At the same time he could stand up for himself a little, and was pretty fast. Makes more sense to me than forcing a guy who thought he was a skill guy to stand in front and battle, which didn’t seem to be in his character (#84). Somebody like Stewart (please note the like) would get the lunch box/hard hat mentality and go to work, and work hard and understand that was his role.
Lost the plot a little there…. The gist of it is there is value in having some toughness who is a legit skater who can take care of himself and his teamates a little.
The way I play golf, yes.
yeah i figured that much. I wanted to say he should keep the ‘stache intil he goes into aslump.
Agree on all points.
“When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright
Johnson is pretty great IMO
59 past Price? I would hope Auld would be in by number 40.
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.
So agree Timo, he is quietly one of the dirtier players in the league!
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.
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.
Only if he was going to play the PP like Chara does – in front of the net.
/\\ikeGO HABS GO!
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.
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
No Douchebag tonight. He’s out for two weeks. You all know who I’m talking about.
Jokes?!? Is that allowed here? I thought Habs fans were ultra serious… I am so confused…
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.
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.
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.
“that” Flyers defense? gotta disagree here. Pronger, Timmonen, Carle, Coburn, Meszaros and O’Donnel is a pretty damn solid defensive core.
Price needs to get the moustache. He’s playing good, and looks slightly more french,
Boone has to whip up the ultimate of reverse jinx potions for this one!
Boone has to whip up the ultimate of reverse jinx potions for this one!
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.
Jack Johnson is pretty terrible. Especially when contrasted with his teammate Drew Doughty.
Uh…NO! Skill and speed over truculence. Let the other team pley shorthanded.
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!
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;)
Oh, sorry. I thought you were awake. I’ll turn off the light and come back later.
That is the first time this has ever been said on HIO.
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.
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?
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.
What utter horsecrap.
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…
& 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.
Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!
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.
Would you rather Hal Gill, over Picard?
Yes but now we know what either end of the spectrum looks like.
I too love the speed, talent and intelligence Ian, but I’ll take it with a little muscle thrown in for good measure!
Robert, is your email hacked? Been getting some weird ones, that I just delete, lately.
It’s that douchey moustache that does it
Especially if he scores and does his douchebag fist pump.
You’re putting up too much thought and intelligence proportionate to the idiot spurring these comments.
You’re putting up too much thought and intelligence proportionate to the idiot spurring these comments.
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!!!!
Can’t say I’d be too upset about it.
Game time decision only to announce he’s hurt tomorrow, end of week or something like that…
Does french have to be their first language?
I really hope someone smokes Briere tonight – legally or otherwise.
Philly will probably try to keep Carter’s status under wraps as long as possible.
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.
Timmins draft record is horrible.
will keep searching, although expect if nothing was released, Carter is probably fine
hrw – Carcillo is out for two weeks (which is fine by me) but I can’t find out anything about Carter.
Yup, Timo, go to the net, with your stick on the ice!
St. Louis is great, easily an elite player. But he’s also getting old. Giroux is a bit more dynamic now I’d say.
Are you trying to out concise me, in praising Earl’s concision?
Huh? Are ya?
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
And… Nashville’s beat’n on the loafs.
Price with another great save, astounding the consistency he’s displaying this season.
Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5
Is it just me, or is Price like 2 seconds AHEAD of the play. He’s anticipating everything.
Carey,.. on it like a shark on blood luvin it!
Gomez is 100% better than 4 games ago.
Love seeing our forwards in their crease. Nice change.
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.
Flyers are laying picks all over the place. Never quite enough to get a call, just enough to disrupt our players.
Price has been like Velcro so far.
Off to pick up my babymama… I guess I’ll catch the 2nd on CJAD
Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat.
Lapierre… You could have taken two more strides to get on side.
Filthy is really good on the man-on-man coverage. I hate that.
Good period boys! Keep it up! And Again!
Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy
Good period boys! Keep it up!
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!”
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!
That was a really fast and entertaining period of hockey. Both teams counter attack so quickly. And no nastiness. Price was really good.
Carey has been lights out in the first period. And Tomas Plekanec is AMAZING!
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.
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.
Boone, hate to correct you again, but this is the second 5 on 3 goal. AK scored one late against Carolina.
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.
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.
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..”
Warming up the new account for when you have to delete the Xtra one?
LOL The 1h13min of activity was the real giveaway eh?
Go Habs Go!
As long as we don’t have to see his mug anymore, I’m indifferent. That alone will be victory enough.
Try Fort McMurray.
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!
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.
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.
That’s one killed off!
shots ike that assure me that being an nhl goalie is insanity. pronger is absurd the amount of tourque he gets on that puck
I know it gave Philly a 5 on 3 but I love What PK did, protect your Ice
Price seeing and stopping it all.
______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.
HUGE momentum swing with that kill?
WHOOOO!!!! Plekanec really is Mr. Everything.
Way to sell the pass Pleks!
The surgeon does it again… bam
Speed and Skill win again!
Rubbin’ Mrs. Prop’s belly works!!!!!!
Ohhhh, what a FAKE-OUT
Full Breezer 4 Life
Bobo is shaken.
WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Pleky picks off the far corner!!!
Plecky’s a stud.
Worth every penny! Gotta love the no look shot.
- In Price We Trust
LOL. Bobo is going to want that one back.
Score all you want, you won’t get anywhere without clutch goaltending.
That was clearly offside. Total BS. That penaty doesn’t happen if that linesman does his job.
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.
Someone should tell PK that he’s only supposed to be paired up with Gill on the ice….
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.
Gonna get ugly now?
Not bad! I prefer “victory has a thousand fathers” though ;–)
Love your tag line, by the bye…
“Where’s the beef” on this team. We need a hitman here.
Damn, If we could only hear what they were saying
I actually don’t mind Carter. He’s the least douchy of the Flyers forwards.
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″
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.
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…”
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
“marked man”: He’s a big boy, I’m sure he weighed the mental math. This will only bring the team together, and higher.
PK for PM!!!
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!!!
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.
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!
Two things are gonna happen to PK, he either is gonna cave someone’s skull one day, or vice versa.
It fits him since he’s basically trying to be Bobby Clobber 2.0!
And then there’s Carey too! Man I love this TEAM!
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.
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.
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!
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?
Yaaaaaa, and take adam76 and shiloh with you!!! Hab hating trolls aren’t welcome around these parts!!!
How did we get an extra penalty from that scuffle?
Yup it’s made more frustrating to watch when they know we have nothing to counter it.
Flyers looking foolish, totally off their game. Good.
Sobby Slobber, more like. Richards is a waste of skin.
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.
AK46 for retaliating and PK for trying to rough up Richards.
You dropped the IQ on the PhD line down to a third grade level.
He’s got some fire, and a strong-looking jaw. I bet he can throw em, and take a punch, too.
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.
It’s probably a word. LOL
If Halpern can’t go, how about this:
Cammy-Pleks-GioAK46-Gomer-MoenBenny-Max-Darche Pyatt-Eller-WHITE!(Sorry, Boyd)
Richards …Filthy Sun of a Beach!!!
YES HABS CAN!!
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!
Should of rammed into their goalie.
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.
I agree with Boone. Richards said something uncalled for. PK’s not normally like that.
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…
Wayne, I think winning the game is a good counter.
So we’re winning and we’re winning in style so we should change things.
Dude: don’t quit your day job.
This is good. Let the Flyers go all goon. So far they haven’t shown me diddly except cheap shots and badmouthing.
Statement signed, sealed, delivered.
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.
We’re going to win this game, but the Flyers are for real. Very tough matchup come playoff time.
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.
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.
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.
Of course. We get called. How typical of the refs.
AS A SITE…….. I say we respond to EVERY post with the same line………
“What were you saying about CAREY PRICE?”
EVERYTIME, EVERY POST, AS MANY POSTERS AS POSSIBLE…..
Flyers pull all the crap, Habs get most of the penalties??
And Carcillo wasn’t even dressed. LOL!
i absolutely hate that crap too. very mickey mouse. for shame, tsn, for shame.
Wonder what Richards was saying to Gill.
“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…
Ahhh, the phantom call.
We’re beating teams by playing the way the game is supposed to be played, with speed, skill, determination and goaltending.
STrange to call that in such a rough game.
That’s a penalty eh?
Ever notice with each passing game he’s looking better and better???
Martin just said it all behind the bench:
“oh, f*ck me”
It’s disturbing how much these reffs are phoning it in.
Attaboy Benny – give Pronger a little maple for dessert.
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.
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.
What I don’t understand is why the NHL rewards this goonery with constant powerplays.
That is true, I do like how he stepped up for his mates, especially loved that shot he gave Richards!
Gill is still good with PK
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.
They are who we thought they were.
Screw the points, MTL’s the best team in the league. They can win at home and they can win on the road, evenly.
theres this team in boston thats pretty damn good…Dc too
I must have missed it – what happened to Halpern?
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.
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.
he got ran by powe…right in the numbers
Probably something about getting away with covering the puck in the blue ice and probably about PK.
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!!!
That’s right. MAKE them call it.
Pronger from Dryden and Richards from Kenora – Auld and Pyatt from Thunder Bay. Good representation from NW Ontario.
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.
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.
Stick the fork in them here, boys!
FLYERS GO HOME.
Price owned, PP owned, PK owned, team effort. Against Philly? Yeah that feels good!
Eat it Latoilette!
I was just thinking the same thing. One of the best in the league. Even when the PP is sucking, we play well.
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.
It was a side hit…elbows down and feet on the ice…it was a cleanish hit.
Nail that coffin shut!
My 3 Star votes for canadiens.com tonight….
1st – Brian Gionta
2nd – Carey Price
3rd – Tomas Plekanec
Normally I’d say put a fork in them, they’re done. But tonight I’d say stick a fork up them.
Boone calling Laviolette Eddie Munster, Im still laughing.
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
Of course Gomez misses that.
Bulldogs win! Alex Avtsin than David Desharnais bring it home in the SO, Avtsin is 2 for 2 in the shootout this season.
I love the NHL media. On nhl.com 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.
Any word on Halpern?
It’s just a game.
Cammy pulled a Gomez. Ran with the puck into 3 opposing players and then stopped.
A WIDE OPEN NET
Gomez….like, it’s RIGHT there…..
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS HOCKEY CLUB:
HELP WANTED: Only dirty pr$$ks need apply.
Carcillo, Powe, Hartnell, Richards etc…sheesh what a bunch!
So that’s THREE cheap shots on Subban after once whistle.
Guess PK is a marked man
Honestly Martin needs to bench Subban. He is playing amazing but they are headhunting. They need to protect him.
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…
I didn’t like the way his head bounced off the ice like that…
Worst bunch of losers in the league.
Carey tossed the game winner out immediately, and …
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?)
Subban is pissed and Mr.Gomez, I think even Larocque could have put that in lol
Wow..Giroux got a lot of whacks in before the refs realized it was a penalty.
Gio’s goal was a PP goal, was it not? NHL.com is saying it wasn’t.
worth every penny,lol
Filthy, FILTHY, FILTHY!!! I HATE THEM!!!
Man I hate the Flyers.
Flyers putting on the most shameful display I’ve seen in hockey this season.
Not that I’m surprised.
That idiot Powe had 2 headshots in the same game (Gorges and Halpern). Doen’t that win him an interview with Campbell?
And that’s why we need a tough sob to protect our guys from marginal players.
ROMANES EUNT DOMUS…..
Playoff hockey baby!!
sad and lonely pic….sad and lonely self-praising post….same diff. either way, unmistakenly recognizable. oh, and thanks for proving my point, btw.
I think Giroux was trying to chop a tree down, a Subban tree
It’s wrong to doubt a professional athlete? He’s not the frigging Pope, man.
And that’s why they eliminate us….
Yeah it was
The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.
Flyers = buncha sharts.
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~
More thuggery. The reffing in this league is crap- Colie is right, they should all be fired.
oh come on haha wheres the fun if i cant rip the flyers?
You’re using the term “hockey” very liberally in this context.
The sad part is he’s NOT a child.
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.
I fail to understand the officiating in this league.
C’mon PK – it’s a penalty every time if you allow yourself to be slashed and you wear the CH. Smarten up!
Here it comes….
A Jewish Saint he was indeed!
May he RIP!
Monday night re-match in Philly will be interesting….the Philly crowd is gonna rip into PK.
I wouldn’t count on it. The NHL’s answer to the Charlestown Chiefs are media darlings, dontchaknow.
I don’t know why I am disappointed. I keep hoping that the league will stand up to these feckers.
Sit DOWN, Pronger.
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.
Like Hal Gill said in the playoffs last season, “It’s fun to hate the Flyers”.
Gomez is our new Higgins, he can’t hit the broad side of a barn.
Mentally, he is lol no offence to children
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?
What!? No 2 man adv.!?
According to nhl.com they gave O’Donnell a 10 minute misconduct so no extra PP for us there. Strange, I know.
O’Donnell got a misconduct.
Does anyone know what Chris Nilan is doing on Monday?
It was never in doubt
And they make it so easy, too.
Garbage time in the 3rd w/a PP. Put on Eller!!!
Something can be said about Price this year that couldn’t be said last year: anything he sees, he stops
Did TSN just jinx the SO?!?! It said 8th career SO, 3rd this season. And then disappeared.
CAREY! CAREY! CAREY!
Carey, Carey, Carey!!!
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.
CAREY CAREY CAREY!!!!!!
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.
PRICE PRICE PRICE!!!
Love our tenacity. This team can go all the way.
Put Briere on his F@kin A$$
Really don’t know why Philly keeps doing this after every whistle, it’s quite clear that it’s not working
He was OUT before his head hit the ice. This should be a suspension and will be.
This is getting out of hand. Refs need to hand out some more misconducts. All they are doing is trying to start crap now.
Watch out for Richards
There is no why, it’s just what they do.
I would have done it earlier…like the 5 minute mark…swap the play times in reverse.
Either Carey’s mustache is bringing him luck, or the boy got skills!!! WOW!
YES HABS CAN!!
How is it the Flyers keep getting rewarded? Come on NHL.
Unreal. Giving them a PP?
Shelley and his goon friends out there.
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.
It’s called trying to settling the game down after it is out of reach.
Flyer are just goons!
and we come out of that with a penatly? amazing…
F*ck this is so bush league.
This is beyond stupid at this point. Seriously, Shelley and Powe on the PP?! What is this clown trying to prove?
Jody Shelley on the PP? Classy.
Ok, good on the refs for calling something on Shelley. Only reason he’s out there on the PP is to hurt someone.
Bite me ya jackhole.
Putting out the goon line late in a 3-0 game, Eddie Munster is such a pussy.
Can also be translated to “The ends justify the means.”
So Laviolette puts out Shelley, Powe and Nodl with 2 minutes left and on a powerplay. Classy.
What a dumbass.
The Price was right.
So happy for Carey.
Hey…….. Philly……. FAAAAAH – Q!
Price is phenomenal…has a new era begun, folks?
SOOOOOOOO nice to shutout those C*&^suckers!
And Pronger steals the puck. He should be fined for that – no need for it.
Pirice, worth every penny!
Pricey’s a stud.
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*
another shut out and against the Flyers to boot…life is good!
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!
So…whats the next “real test”
Don’t have to win ‘em all, just show up.
“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
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.
So fitting. The best feeling I’ve had about this team since the spring and it just keeps getting better.
But, you do need to win some and lose the “Three Stooges Boxing Act”.
It’s called credibility!
just off the chain Carey
Hey! Jack Todd and friends….Xtra, Everlast, LA Loyalist and the rest of the critics and cynics…..how does it taste???
Funnyhow times have changed, seeing that Halak was pulled twice this season…..
I think I know more than most about hockey and believe my opinions are almost always reasonable and thought out.-manapart.
how many more things are you going to pull out of your bum to complain about before you give carey some credit?
Best win of the season so far!
P & P are awesome again…
“Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”
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.
I OFFICIALLY APOLOGIZE. I doubted Price. No more. I’m fully behind him.
It is FUN hockey to watch. Loved seeing Cammy, Gionta and PK smiling together after the third goal!
JM said it a few weeks back. Last year it was defence, this year offense. Gonna be a fun ride.
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!!!!!!!
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.
Chris Pronger: The Sorest Loser
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.
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,
Still waiting for the Jack Todd apology…
Apology for what? He’ll just say that he knew Price was going to have a good year.
Thank you. So ready for Todd to take a bow.
Jack Todd is irrelevant, has been for the last 10 years.
I facebook “like” this.
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.
NHL On The Fly here in the US, what highlights they start with??? The Laffs of course
With Bettman at the helm it’ll have little credibility after.
OI OI OI!!
This rivalry will be good for some time to come.
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!!!
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.
I would prefer Todd shut his pie-hole indefinitely
You are officially forgiven. Now join the party!
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…..
He won’t have time, as he will move on to bashing someone else mercilessly.
Same thing with me, I’m actually kinda shocked that both Pleks and Cammy left the ice without limping….
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.
Cammaleri was lucky not to have been called for whacking Timonen’s stick out of his hands on the Gionta goal.
CAREY CAREY CAREY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just went to TSN.ca/nhl 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.
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.
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.
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.
Eddie Munster, OMG hahahahahaha!
Habslifting prefers our team was more like the Flyers??? He knows they are losing, right??
Philly guy tried to run Pleks – this is going to get uglier.
Few teams can skate with us.
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 HATE the Flyers…such goon bull&^$!
You guys see that attempt on Pleks by Hartnell?
Crosby is a piss poor loser, but the Flyers are a team of players that are WORSE losers. Biggest poor sports in the NHL.
I am guessing elbows to the head don’t count as headshots.The flyers will goon it up in up now.
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………..
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.”
I normally would never write something like this, but I would love to see a Hab put lumber to, say, Carter’s face.
I LOVE that Subban stepped in there to help out AK..we DO NOT need AK fighting
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.
The next ice age will come sooner!
More Philly horseshit.
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.
LOVE P.K. defending AK46. Love the “fougue” in his eyes.
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
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)
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
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
Sounds about right. I would add that this is the best I’ve ever seen him play.
AK – he hit that loser back – good.
shouldn’t Richards be getting a double minor?
This kind of trash has no place in sports. You’re losing, suck it up like a man, stop trying to goon it up.
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!!!!
I kinda feel like PK would have beat the snot out of Richards, who is certainly playing like a cheap bast@rd tonight.
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!!!
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.
Line Brawl coming up
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.
Hopefully you don’t have to navigate the Deerf&%k Trail.
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.
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.
SKI SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!
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.
Good luck and watch out for the idiots.
Call the army!
The refs for Tonight’s game are Francois St.Laurent and Kevin Pollock, OUCH.
Leave it be, let the kid rest and save it for the games that count.
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.
But not on the All Star game ballot. They needed to save room for Fleury.
The write-in campaign officially began yesterday in Halifax.
and niemi! and lehtonen!
Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5
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.
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’
True Chuck. Only in Toronto.
The Filthydelphia Farters! One of the teams that I truely despise without reservation.
Nothing beats Pittsburgh for me, with Hurricanes coming second.
Thankfully not. It’s Glenmore and Hwy 8 for me.
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.
Just wanted everyone to know that Mrs. Prop and I’s future Habs fan is gonna be a boy!
Congratulations, sir!!! Have a name? How about MAB?
Excellent reason to celebrate.
Hooray! That’s awesome.
Congrats to you and Mrs. Prop. You’re raising that boy right as a Hab fan. Can’t go wrong with that.
Congrats! much health and happiness
All the best to you, the baby and Mrs. Propwash!
Thanks a million everyone!
Continuing on with the “debut roster” series, consider this roster comprised exclusively of current NHLers who made their league debut in a Flyers uniform:
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.
This team is for real.
Hard, fast shot in the slot???? Hey, that’s my job! LMAO
Empahsis on ‘hard’ or ‘fast’?
err……. both O_o
Bahahaaaa!!! Funny stuff
Congrats buddy!! One W for the mini-Prop tonight!
Habs are too small.
Remains to be seen. But the Flyers are definitely pushing hard and throwing a lot of hits.
Nope, they’re microscopic
Holy Crap!!! PLEKS
LET’S PLAN THE PARADE!!! Call La Ville de MTL!!
Amazing penalty kill. Never felt too threatening. Capped off with a Plex goal. Awesome!!
Mister Hightlight Reel!
All Hail The Turtleneck Man!
Vive le Col Roulé!
Plecky!!!!! YOU ARE THE MAN!
i have tears in my eyes. Price and Pleky are outta this world! And Boone, it’s 2-0 not 2-1!!!!!
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.
Powe again!!! f*****r!!!!
Flyers can’t win at hockey so they goon it up. Sickening.
What we should do with the Markov relief??
Physical Forward, Big Physical Forward.
Go Habs Go!
and you know what else pisses me off? How Brunet says that it was another clean hit and blames it on the glass..idiot
HELLOO ZEBRAS??? Earth calling you….Penalty maybe??!!
“Net” AK…..Hit the F’n Net!
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?
They’re a bunch of no good goons. But they do win. That is a fact.
I can’t believe the crap the flyers get away with
laps is gonna die
Well Laps… you tried…
Lappy, good heart, but notsomuch…
Well at least Lappy “tried” to do something
Reffs didn’t give that fight a chance
Way to step up LAPS!
Hey GOOD FOR YOU MAX!! Didn’t win, but made the statement.
I hate this this goddamn goon squad
Disgusting incompetence by the refs.
And Laps at least tries. I’ll give him that.
Am I the only one who finds it funny when a guy named Powe throws a punch?
Lapierre is not a fighter but good for him to get in there, someone needs to
F’ing Flyers. No respect at all.
Lapierre is no Pacquiao!
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 ???
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.
Usually it takes to late March for the NHL to have it be open season to questionably hit Habs players.
blammo! whack! powe!
Complete garbage. Bring facts or shush up with this nonsense. Nothing in those emails even REMOTELY supports this trash.
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.
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…
Flyers Sergei Bobrovski is number one for wins in league standings for goalies.
I’m sure Markov and the Habs would like to know who is speaking with Marinaro, too.
Someone who ought to be sacked.
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.
My thoughts exactly.
I know hockey is considered a religion here, but this is an individual’s medical records were talking about.
A massive invasion of privacy and breach of ethics while that hack Marinaro is self-satisfied with himself about it, it’s a joke.
My man PK…reppin’ Nike…thats prime time
anyone have a link to tonights game?
Is it a Glee night for you?
After tonight, he’ll be tied with Price.
I still say we wait until official news is released by the team.
Pretty cool Nike commercial with Subban…This kid is awesome!!
Anyone else planning to have a “flu-like symptoms” tomorrow?
I like it JIMVINNY!
I think the asking price for Parise would be pretty high
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.
Only a Glee watcher would ask that. Closet Glee fan, Mike?
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.
Damn, I was hoping we’d get a reprieve from all the “trade —– for —–” speculation for at least a few hours.
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!
Man, that Bobrovsky is scrawny. Doesn’t look like an athlete at all. Sure plays like one, though…
Did the lease on the RDS lodge expire or something?
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.
Pierre Houde and Benoit Brunet — two for one suit sale?
Don’t do that! Don’t you know that saying shutout jynxes the goalie so that he won’t get a shutout?
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!
Let’s hope Spacek gives “the Look” again, like he did on the pre-season photo and scares the crap out of Harnell & co…
Right!!…uhmm what? I’m confused//////
………………………………………………………………. YES HABS CAN!!
Empty seats = people who aren’t aware of the early start or scalpers getting shafted?
I hope that clip they showed wasn’t the penalty. There was no slash there.
Propwash’s son is going to be draftable in 2019. All the best!
I’m getting a bad feeling bout this game!
Oh right, Glee is on!
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
Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
Good sequence there.
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?
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.
Only because it’s your last as a member here.
You should be – it’s your last night here.
End of March is the due date.
Let’s party like it’s 2029!
Funny RGM, I was going to say respect for Boston at first, but it just didn’t feel right so I changed it.
Hmmmm….I wonder if Price makes the other players better like Halak does??
Holy Crap!!! PLEKS …Price is amazing too!
Price is even making second saves look easy, wow!
Up two zip and the fans at the Bell continue to BOO that little rat-faced Briere for me. Good night so far.
I’ve seen like 7 late hits this period. Three on Subban.
I wonder if Pleks was imitating Briere, thats not his usual goal celebration
And people said Tomas Jagr couldn’t rise higher.
So much for that.
Toronto down 4-1, league intervenes: 5 straight PPs for Toronto.
5-4 Toronto over the Preds. Woohoo!! I don’t want Boston getting another high draft pick.
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.
Tomas Jagr – with a Kovalevian misdirection – makes it 2-nil. He’s so excellent.
That goal inspired me to go vote for Pleks a couple times. LOL
it’s 2-0 boone, not 2-1.. just sayin’
Boone’s so excited he’s getting the scoring wrong. This team is the real deal!
BOONE: What game are you watching???????
These Versus guys are TERRIBLE! Georges sells it? His YELLOW helmet? wow, lame…
Cammy’s pass is very bad during the PP.
2-1? What are you watching?
Gorges sold that a bit but good job
Cammi seriously needs to wake the *** up on the PP and be quicker moving the puck.
les leafs figured out how to score…5-4 over nash
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.
Maybe give Auld the Leafs on Saturday?
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.
6 straight PPs.
Seeing it written out made me chuckle…
Ok, really? how many goals has the 2nd wave scored this season? 2?
YEAH…. SIX STRAIGHT PENALTIES CALLED AGAINST NASHVILLE….. That can’t be right. That isnt making the game fair…
Easy to score when you’re on the powerplay for literally an entire period.
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.
Good. I do not want Boston getting another lottery draft pick.
Warming up his new account since this is his last night with the Xtra one.
very true…just noticed that. the war room at the ACC def had something to do with that
Agreed with that.
I am only commenting to stamp in time just how clueless you are.
Win or lose, it’s gonna be a good one.
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).
Absolutely 100% agree.
Nothing beats Cindy for me so Pittsburgh it is!
Picard’s return to philly
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Flyer’s played last night, we’ll need to keep it close then capitalize in the third, much like bostons game on thursday
We’ll try to keep Bug’s comments to a minimum…
Everything looks bigger from the perspective of a Bugs’ eye view.
That was horrible,
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…
So on right now!
I’m getting shivers watching Price…I mean woah, I don’t get it.
Price is in such an incredible zone right now, he is truly a joy to watch
Why would you ice the puck with 15 seconds left? Spacek….
With or without Markov, our D is much better than the Redskins
Picard is useless on the PP.
He didn’t create much, but he made several smart plays.
PLEKS! PRICE! HABS!
Moen’s gotta pass the puck sometimes,,
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.
Four straight power-play goals for the Leafs after they went down 4-1! Did Colin Campbell’s son get traded to Toronto?
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
XTRA XTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Carey Price? W.O.W.
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
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.
7 power plays in a row for Toronto,
No way, no sir, no corruption in the NHL,
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
I think ron wilson pushed the “easy” button in the locker room
Just wait til Saturday night. The refs are having conference calls about it already I would bet.
Wow, haven’t seen BS like that since we played Cindy and friends in the playoffs.
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.
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
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!
Damn I love Charissa, I think she likes Cammy
You know when it’s real and THE HABS ARE REAL!
Absolutely love how Pleks did the ‘Briere’ celebration. Rub that salt in the wound Tomas!
I think Colin Campbell might have a secret lovechild playing for the Leafs.
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.
And LOVED the Briere-esque fist pump from Pleky!
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.
It happened to the Rangers last night. 7 minors against the Rags, 0 against the Pens. Absolutely unheard of.
Halakian … against the team that beat Jaro
How about “Priceinian”???
Halak is gone, nothing but good memories..ok?
All I can hear now is Bob Cole saying “and the net comes off it’s moorings”.
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…
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.
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.
Avtsin seems to be getting better every game.
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.
hence my desire to run someone
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.
Its a double edged sword……. I hate to see them win, but everytime they lose they make Boston a better team. Great Management there…
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 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.
How is that NOT a penalty?!?!!?!? Right in the numbers!!!
2nd dangerous hit by Powe this game, throw him the *** out please. This guy is as bad as Denis Gauthier.
Agreed, I have high hopes for that kid.
Shaping up to be a goalie dual….
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
…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
All right let’s see what the sans-Markov PP can do.
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.
Cinq contre trois!
I still hate that rule.
Cash it boys, cash it!!!!!!!
Make it happen – 5 on 3, with Pronger off the ice.
Now we need to score!
IM HAPPY, but its such a bad rule…
Boy is he fun to watch.
Someone on the coaching staff needs to tell Subban to stop telegraphing his shot.
There’s that one-timer!
The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.
Cammy!! Maybe he’ll start on a hot streak now?
The importance of winning puck battles – whether 5-on-5, 5-on-4, or 5-on-3 – can never be overlooked.
Beautiful. Philly was WAY to aggressive on that puck in the corner. A 2on2 in the corner means a 3on1 everywhere else.
I LOVE CAMMI. I LOVE HIM. I WANT MY WIFE TO HAVE HIS KIDS SO I CAN RAISE THEM AS MY OWN AND WATCH THEM PLAY FOR THE HABS……………..
I LOVE YOU CAMMI…
Gomez has anfo in his stick??
AK46! full credit for that one!
AND that certainly wasnt MAB on the point keeping that puck in……….. WHAT A BEAUT.
AK46 beat two Flyers to that puck – and they were closer. Great shot by Cammy.
Flyers looking like they played last night and can’t handle the speed.
nother excellent sequence with sustained pressure. What a pass that was by Pleks to Gionta.
Wow! The Habs are playing dynamite hockey!
Is it just me or did Gill nearly score twice?
Pleks was so good pursuing the puck on that last sequence.
I know, it’s driving me nuts watching that windup. Blind people know he’s doing it.
Toronto is off to another great start. 3-0 nashville!!
“I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB
Yeah, he made a great play to keep it in.
The guy can have a dynamite shot if he worked on it a la Big Z.
That’s a great Price quote – where did he say that?
I love it when Gill scores, it’s hilarious!
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.
Someone better take care of that POS. Second hit to the head!
someone needs to take a shot at one of these philly players or we are going to lose another Hab..
That shoulder went straight for the head!
Go big or go home, I guess.
Horrible hit. Powe planted Halpern’s head right into the boards. Clear target of the head.
Flyers are just a stain on the NHL.
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..
Didn’t like how Halpern’s head bounced off the ice….
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.
I saw it as a clean hit as well. And now Laps goes and gets his ass kicked. Well atleast he tried.
3-0 Nashville over Toronto already, Kessel -3.
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.
Laffs already down 3-0 to nashville in the 1st. Looks like Bruins getting another lottery pick.
Like I said earlier…
And Pricey absolutely ROBS HIM!!!
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.
How about that guy Carey Price?
ha lak him alot
I am impressed with Price. Kudos.
I was wrong to doubt Price.
Keep it going and maybe Bob Gainey will get his dues.
Pricey took that one right in a sensitive area. Good thing goalies wear so much extra protection.
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.
Picard gave up this 2 on 1.
Love Gio for going and getting the puck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That’s the Price I wanna see. Salt of the earth… just being himself… and woopin’ some Flyer butt.
Whom did Carey give that puck too? Cute babe or little kid?
Server down. And my head just blew up!
Price is the real deal
The Habs are going ALL THE WAY!
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.
The Flyers uses the elbow to check
I also hate Power and think he’s super-cheap, but that hit didn’t look that bad. More flukey than anything.
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.
Clear elbow to the head – from behind – into the glass. He should get a couple of games for it.
Stuffed with anfo
Made my Acme.
Well at least no one can say he doesn’t fight.
He is a little puke, but I have soft spot for guys like him.
Funny how Phily without Carcillo is a different team.
If only Moen could finish.
That’s what she said.
LOL @ Giroux whining at the Habs bench because he dropped his glove.
Spacek just gave up the puck on the board.
Good on Pleks for going after Hartnell. Don’t think Pleks knew who it was, though.
Hartnell…sack of shite.
Bobrosky loses the puck a lot.
Speed and tenacity creates opportunities…and back to the PP.
I was about to scream at Lapierre. Good thing it wasn’t him.
Atta boy PK!
Subban should have thought that through better…
PK. That wasn’t very smart. That could have hurt Price.
Yep. 1-0 in the second. Time to protect that lead.
Not retracting the double, it’s worth saying twice.
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.
I wouldn’t have called it elbowing, but it was still a cheap shot.
That hit was unacceptable. Hit to the head, from behind, charging as well. He should be suspended a LOOOOONG time.
What kind of garbage is that? Typical Philly trash.
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
Shut the f@ck up Latoilette
eh. it’s a dirty hit, but not elbowing. I don’t know that that’s a penalty, by the rules.
This PP was worse than the last one.
Charging without a doubt. Did you see how fast he was coming in? Hit to the head as well.
Cammalleri still struggling to handle the puck in the half-court offence. He should not be the guy on the half-wall.
Is it me or is Pleky getting tossed out of the faceoff dot a lot today?
watching the replay, it was on Gorges’ shoulder. I do agree that it’s charging, but how often is that actually called?
Benny looks lost
Pouliot’s gotta bullet shot, eh?
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.
The response to anyone saying we need an enforcer, who’s winning?
Tom The Bomb Trophy to Max on the night.
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.
Didn’t they skate with us in the playoffs when they destroyed us? Or was that all cheap shots as well? You guys…..
Critics and Cynics taking another beating (so far) again! When will they learn??
Price making the tough saves look easy
The Flyers like to deflect the puck on goal.
How can you argue that one?
Should ahve been a penalty on Price there. Interference
Only the Flyers. Run over the goalie. “Derp, what’s wrong with that, ref?”
They couldn’t ignore that one. Price was nearly dragged into Bobrinsky’s frickin net there.
XTRA XTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT!!
Thats the power of P.K commanding the rush!!!!
Suck it, Flyer goons.
Lucky, but it’s happened to us plenty.
HELLO, HELLO, AT A PLACE CALLED VERTIGO
And THAT’S why we don’t need an enforcer. We skate, we score, we win.
Will it be goon time without Carcillo ?
EAT IT BOBBY!!!
And Timonen actually kicks it in! Awesome!
They have awoken the sleeping Gionta
What a team.
Flyers in complete disarray, I love it!
here comes the goonery
Much more Moen. Much more.
Now the flyers want to bully
Gill tripped him, nice subtle veteran move.
If I enjoy this game anymore I’m going to have to change my pants.
Lapierre has no business playing on the Gomez line, none.
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.
Boone got a mention on CJAD, and Hick too and the New Years Eve game. Great hockey it was.
Keep it going boys!
Does anyone have a link for the game?
RDS Feed right here.
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.
Booing Briere can’t possibly go out of style since he’s a Flyer.
Check it out: PK on a TSN ad for Nike.
I cannot stand the way English Commentators say the Canadiens. You know you want to say the Canadians, so please just say it.
Gorges hit was shoulder to shoulder, BUT Powe then brought his elbow up..prick
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
Saw that hit again on the replay and I don’t like it. Man these calls can be so frustrating to interpret.
HAVE to at least hit the net on an odd man rush. Come on Moen.
I knew it! Why didn’t Gill just let it go?
How about a holding the stick call for ripping Gill’s stick out of his hands?
Yikes. Carey solid, but now a 5-on-3 for them.
Price’s play is unreal.
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