41 saves.

Any questions?


  1. AH says:

    I too love the speed, talent and intelligence Ian, but I’ll take it with a little muscle thrown in for good measure!

  2. Lafrich says:

    Does french have to be their first language?

  3. twocents says:

    Are you trying to out concise me, in praising Earl’s concision?

    Huh? Are ya?

  4. Chorske says:

    James is going to say, it’s an injury, stupid, and go back to his beer. Which is what we should all be doing too. 😉

  5. punkster says:

    Personally, I’ll await the JD Injury Report Retort (JDIRR ™) before climbing any walls.

  6. Chorske says:

    If by “definitive” you mean “purely speculative”, then yeah.

    There is absolutely no way you can make that level of diagnosis until the swelling has died down, and this report was put out before that. Marky is being checked over by the same guy who did his surgery– in Ohio. No report has been forthcoming, because they are still deciding whether surgery is necessary, which again requires tests and time and so on. So unless Markov’s been texting his condition to Marinaro (OMG doesn’t Marinaro WISH), this report is guesswork.

    It’s easy to say this kind of thing. We all saw him go down, we all saw his frustration. By now, he knows what a ligament popping feels / sounds like, and clearly, he didn’t like what he felt. So I think this report is probably right- but I don’t believe for one second that these guys had any privileged info.

  7. temekuhabs says:

    I think Lecavalier myself

  8. Ian Cobb says:

    The meatheads in Philly management, just keep bringing in the meatheads Eric.

  9. SeriousFan09 says:

    Only once below the 70-point mark since 2003, the engine that fueled the best seasons of Lecavalier is now the constant companion of scoring sensation Steve Stamkos ATM, I’d give the title to him as well.


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

  10. Ian Cobb says:

    Anthony.!! You are watching the NFL my son, this is hockey! You know, speed ,talent and intelligence. Muscle between the ears only keeps them apart.

  11. fuhgawz says:

    MAB — when or if he starts playing hands down.

  12. twocents says:

    Every year someone asks, “Have the Flyers finally found their goalie?”

    They’ll find one when they actually decide to use a decent pick on one, and/or spend some cash on one. So long as the organization shows so little value in the position, they will get little value out of it.



  13. Kristopher7 says:

    Giroux was born in Hearst, Ontario. Maybe St-Louis can be the best Quebec-born player?

  14. Ian Cobb says:

    At a boy! TIMO.

    Mommy are we there yet.???

  15. twocents says:

    How concisely done, Earl.

    Like bloody poetry.


  16. Mr.Hazard says:

    Isn’t St. Louis the best French-speaking player in the league?

  17. Kristopher7 says:

    So the entire season? Imagine that it’s true? Would make contract talks tense 😡

  18. Timo says:

    So Bob McKenzie is a fan of Campbell… it was not obvious at all from the article. <eyeroll>

  19. mrhabby says:

    A nasty ugly game could be in the offering tonight. Look for the usual Flyers heavy forecheck and the odd cheap shot. Could care less about the shots but the forecheck on a suspect defence spells a little trouble me thinks. Watch Flyers try to ambush PK. Could be a close game if we stay out of the box.

    Hate the Flyers more than the laffs. As Ian Cobb said the Flyers stand alone.

  20. larisalapointe says:

    Computer guys…help. I can’t post a comment here anymore without disabling rich-text. Any suggestions?

  21. C3P1 says:

    fresh out the box from CKAC: most difinitive report so far:

    Markov (knee) will require surgery as a result of the injury sustained Saturday and will miss an extended period of time, reports, which cites a report from Montreal’s Team 990. The team has so far remained quiet on the injury.  The report said Markov has a partial tear to the ACL graft that was inserted during his last surgery as well as associated bone contusions and a large radial tear to the lateral meniscus. The minimum recovery for an ACL reconstruction is four months but athletes are rarely at peak condition in that span; six to nine months is more typical for full mobility and confidence. And given this is his second surgery on the same knee, we think all bets are off in terms of recovery time — we can’t help but think it’ll be more than the typical.


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

  22. AH says:

    No. but I wouldn’t want to tangle with him, he’s 6’5″ and about wonder he cheers for those thugs!

  23. Kristopher7 says:

    Wow, check out Subban rocking the Nike sportswear ads on TSN.

  24. Timo says:

    So does he brawl on the course?

  25. Timo says:

    I don’t see why not if we skate and not afraid to go to the net. But if we do pretty passing diply doodling BS and shoot from 30 feet out then no.

  26. Timo says:

    This year will be the year. I decided I am sick and tired of waiting so they are winning the cup in the 2010-2011 season.

  27. rogus says:

    O’Byrne should be available by mid December…

  28. Ian Cobb says:

    Think we can take these big goofs Timo?

  29. AH says:

    I have a golfing buddy who’s a Flyers fan, that would be sooo sweet!

  30. avatar_58 says:

    The year the habs beat the flyers in the playoffs is the year they go all the way. Mark my words

  31. ebk says:

    I think most everyone would agree that over the years the two the two teams who most closey resemble what people would consider a team built for the Playoffs are the Bruins and the Flyers.

    Can anyone tell me how many Stanley Cups in the last 30 years these two have won?


  32. Chorske says:

    But see, that last sentence gives it away. You want an enforcer. Oh, and one who can score! And skate! One whose glare turns opponents into meek sheep! One whose drool cures his teammates impotence! Getting carried away here, but the point is that standing in front of the net is basic stuff, Pouliot and Gomez can both do it, and lo and behold, some of their recent success comes from being in close. I don’t think we need an untested newcomer when we have existing people who find success when they plant themselves in front of the net. I think Stewart would look competely lost out there, and I have no idea where people get this notion that he would be a game changer for the Habs.

  33. Robert L says:

    It was temporarily buggered, but I’ve fixed the issue. Ian was getting Viagra links, which I’m sure he appreciated….

  34. Timo says:

    The test of the season is playing Philly in a 7 game series. One game can always go either way. I look forward to a rematch in the spring and showing the Flyers a way to the golf course.

  35. Timo says:

    Ian, you’re a lover, not a hater.

  36. Ian Cobb says:

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  37. Ian Cobb says:

    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.


  38. JF says:

    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.

  39. AH says:

    Agree on all points 24, sigh, yes the size and toughness issue seems to be a hard one for mgmt. to figure out.

  40. GrimJim says:

    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?

  41. andrewberkshire says:

    Career -55!

  42. 24 Cups says:

    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.

  43. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    Don’t want those guys, want a Thornton in Boston, a Symonds in LA, etc….

  44. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    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.

  45. GrimJim says:

    The way I play golf, yes.

  46. spoonfullofjelly says:

    yeah i figured that much. I wanted to say he should keep the ‘stache intil he goes into aslump.

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