Canadiens romp

An oddity: Three goals, two unassistewd, off turnovers.

But Scott Gomez got hurt.

674 Comments

  1. punkster says:

    Who’s this Under Armour guy they traded Seguin and Nash for? Must be quite a player.

     

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  2. LNev says:

    Weber:  4gp, 2pts = 41 over 82 games.

    PK: 25pg 9pts = 29.5 over 82 games.

    Obviously JM is playing the true offensive talent!

    (just kidding – mind you, as much as i want PK in, i really can’t make an argument against anyone who is playing instead… nice problem to have).

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    Front page isn’t working for me either.  Cuts off at the bottom of the “Game 27″ tile.  the last thing that loads is the full picture and:

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    Nothing in the right hand column loads.

     

     

  3. Cape Breton says:

    The reason PK is sitting is because he was making too many mistakes of late and Weber is playing dynamite in his place. Simple as that. 

  4. C3P1 says:

    price looks like Pauly D from jersey shore in his picture…he needs a new one

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  5. punkster says:

    OK, so I’m not much on tag lines but the off-season FREE TIMO campaign was such a resounding success I’ve decided to go for something even better.

    My new tag:

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  6. habsruleworld says:

    but after you view that video, Make sure you come right back here to  HIO!

  7. habsruleworld says:

    I highly recommend you all go to TSN and listen/view the Habs/Senators Ice Chips video!!

    To Hear Spacek talking about Hamerlick is priceless!!

    Yahh, I saw Hammer flying up the ice like that, and told Hammer to stay away from the Red Bull, that stuff  not good for you,,   lol,,,

    Spacek/Hammer are one of the best defence pairing in the NHL right now!

  8. mbplekfan says:

    PK’s ego was running in high gear and his play was becoming more and more selfish. His attitude needed a serious adjustment.

    3 games in the press box is not uncommon for any rookie and greatly aides their development. PK will be even better once he gets back in.

    It’s hard to mature and grow while you are in the midst of everything. A week off is going to do him a world of good.

  9. helluva habs fan says:

    I’m one of the few that likes him. He annoyed me at first, but his ridiculous enthusiasm won me over. Like Larry David, at fist you think, “how could anybody really be like this?” Then after a while, he just becomes funny.

  10. netninja says:

    lol to your third point, if that were the case, then wouldn’t Gomez be doing amazing right now? ;)

  11. Landof10000lakesHab says:

    Offense sells tickets – defense wins championships.

  12. SeriousFan09 says:

    From the Olympics, most epic name I ever heard for an athlete.

    And a killer one-up line when you’re trying to edge out other guys with the ladies “Tore Vikingstad, Olympian”.

     

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

  13. HabsFanNorway says:

    Sorry, to late DearyLeary. We (Leif Eriksson, the viking) did that around the year 1000. Sorry bout that…..

  14. Rad says:

    As much as I like Subban, I think the decision to scratch him for tonight’s game is the right one. Sitting out will only improve his game in the long run, as he comes to realize what is expected of him in Martin’s team-first approach to the game. Plus, I think Weber deserves a good look. He may be the point man on the power play that the Habs have been missing. The Habs with Weber are a better team than without Weber. I still would like to see Gorges, Spacek, and Hamrlik get some time off to rest and recover during the long season. There are some back to back games coming this week, that would be an excellent time to let some of the veterans get a breather.

    If Weber proves he is ready to play full time, there is no need to trade for Kevin Bieksa, as has been widely rumored. Bieksa will be an UFA after the season, and if really wants to play in Montreal, the Habs will be able to sign him this Summer without giving up any assets.

    One more thing, when Subban comes back, I think Subban and Weber together at the points on the power play would be a good fit. This would cut down Hamrlik’s minutes a tad, which would keep him fresh to play against the opposition’s top lines.

     

  15. bigbaehr says:

    You just made my Christmas!

  16. matraque says:

    I was about to point out the Dubé clip, but i’m pretty sure people would have complained that it was in french and that it was not credible since it was coming from the “french media”..

     

    Thanks Boone!

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  17. HabsFanNorway says:

    Wow…remembering Vikingstad form the Olympics? Or are you really into norwegian hockey? :)

  18. howtathor says:

    Mike Richards and Don Cherry must be pissing themselves. They win!

  19. DearyLeary says:

    Please don’t invade our shores to rape and pillage.  We meant no offense… kinda like the Canadiens, no offense.

  20. badbalance says:

    Yeah I’m still rubbing the Price thing into my friend’s faces because they said last year Price isn’t an NHL goalie and some people even said he sucks and will never make it in Montreal. Halak was our saviour last year, but guess what, Price is the goalie to put us up to the top of the standings.

  21. DearyLeary says:

    Yeah the immediate reaction from around the league that we need to grab a defenceman right away is ridiculous.  We’re 7 deep right now, with a couple of projects in the A.  Nothing to worry about right now. 

    But just like last year everyone equates great goaltending with the goalie being great.  While Price has been pretty spectacular, I think the defensive effort of the team is still going unnoticed.  Even without Markov this team is responsible in its own end.

    In the end our weakness is still putting the puck in the net.  If we can grab another top 6 forward (preferably top 3, and a Right handed shot on the wing) I think it can turn us into the team to beat from the East.

  22. badbalance says:

    Best streaming website ever. Firstrow.net everyone should check it out. I usually stream everything from UFC to Hockey there.

  23. GrimJim says:

    Punkster, you have to tell us these things (re: snow tires). How else can we plan our weekends at Mt Tremblant?

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

  24. Mats Naslund says:

    People are way to worked up about Subban. I guarantee in 10 games this will be a non-story either way. As long as the peanut gallery has its way the sky will always be falling. Subban has sat 2, he’ll sit another. At some point he’ll get another shot and he’ll be back to making the crowds “oooohh” and “aaawww”. The kid is fantastic.. and he’s still a kid. If there is anyone in that room that I want him to eat a dinner with – it’s Josh Gorges. This situation is entirely media and fan driven. There is no reason for overly simplistic, and completely unproductive arguments about how the situation is being handled. This is a Kilimanjaro being made of a mole-hill.  What a terrible problem we have – 7 reliable defensemen. 

  25. SeriousFan09 says:

    Are you knocking the birthplace of Tore Vikingstad? Five-minute major for you.

     

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

  26. wlmi says:

    even though i do not understand French very well, I laways watch the Habs on RDS over TSN or CBC. TSN and CBC consistently put down Montreal and talk up the Leafs. What a joke. Maguire is annoying to hell….i have never met anyone who likes his commentary, and I do not understand how he maintains his employment.

  27. HabsFanNorway says:

    Of course not. Getting a weak signal through an old AM radio we got from the polar bear express which is our only form for transportation to the outside world. If the vikings don’t come knocking I will sit by the fire listening to the game  ;)

  28. punkster says:

    Just a few pre-game musings from punkster’s easy chair:

    • I knew we were going to get a big dump of snow December 6 at least 3
      weeks ago. And I knew we would get even more December 7. How? I booked
      to have the winter tires installed December 8. Happens every time. So
      all you folks out there who think my predictions are wrong, well
      just….naaa naaa na naaaa naaaaaa.
    • The PK soap opera continues on HI/O. Man, if it’s not one thing it’s
      another. First he’s benched because he makes a couple of mistakes. Then
      he’s benched because JM is a “moron”.
      Then he’s benched because of excessive cockiness. And now we hear it has
      something to do with his attitude in the room. So here I sit looking
      for someone to blame for all this because that’s what we do best here;
      lay blame. How am I supposed to know who to blame if there are so many
      reasons? Who’s right? Arrrgghhhh, I’m so confused!
    • Personally I think the Price bashers had it right last season. The more
      you dump on the player the better he’ll be in the long run. With that in
      mind I think it’s time to shift the spotlight directly on to PK. This
      is entirely his fault. He’s immature, rude, obnoxious and has a weak
      glove hand…er…lateral move…I mean…backhand. Yes, backhand. He
      must be traded now while his value is at its peak. DO IT PG!!!
    • I love this place. I really do. Nowhere else on this magical interwebby
      thingy is so much psychosis displayed by so many over so trivial a
      matter.
  29. PeterD says:

    JM indicated something very important in his pre-game interview on the main page of HIO…sitting PK and playing Weber shows the depth of the teams D…I think this is important when we consider we just lost Markov, our best world class D-man for the season.

    I think a lot of people and GM’s around the league have been think that the Habs and PG will panic and go out and make a panic deal for another defenceman to try and fill the void left by Markov.  Obviously the more perceived “panic” involved in any deal at this time will cost us a lot in talent and picks in return…I think the very best situation now is that we continue to play Weber at this time and sit PK (who everyone knows is a strong up and coming talent) and keep winning as a team.  The longer we go with winning now in our post-Markov era using relatively the unknown talent of these two rookies, the more leverage we have if we want to make a move for another player later on.

    If we trade from a position of perceived strength and depth on the blueline and not from a panic position we are more likely to pick some other teams pockets than have them fleece us of our future.

    And who knows, if all goes well on the next road trip and through December, we will set ourselves up for a possible trade for a scoring power forward or point man that will help take us into the cup final this year without losing next years crop of talented players.

  30. badbalance says:

    There’s Internet and computers in Norway?

  31. kempie says:

    Pretty big Mike Richards poster hanging behind them. Gross. Cool vid though.

  32. Timo says:

    FREE TIMO was your ultimate, Dave. You can’t top that… your efforts will be futile.

  33. Just A Guy says:

    As much as I think the habs need a solid #1 D-man to take some of the ice time away from Spatch and Hammer, the habs simply can’t afford to take on more contracts that won’t expire next year. The list of D-men that can fill that role is extremely short, I think McCabe, Bieksa and someone else kinda maybe sorta fits those conditions, but given what the habs have right now, it might be better just to hold out.

    Markov goes under the knife soon I think. Once the news is out that he will either make a fully recovery or not, you can expect the discussion to start.

    Oh right, I also have this feeling that the habs don’t really want to make a trade right now. If the opporunity came to unload Gomez’s contract somehow reared its mythical head, the habs would probably jump on that, but.. yeah.

  34. HabsFanNorway says:

    Think I’ll stay up for this one. Puck drops 01:10ish AM!

  35. SeriousFan09 says:

    The thing is, Chorra wanted Subban to sit down, shut up because Subban was a Hab. He used Mike Richards, a league-renowned cheap shot player to back him up, because when Richards talks about showing respect, we need to listen. We should ask David Booth if we need to take a lecture from Richards about respect. Or anyone Richards elbows have met in the last few years.

    Subban never made a throat slash gesture at the WJC. He never was suspended in the AHL for making an obscene gesture to an official. Nazem “Magic Hands” Kadri did these things. Subban entered training camp saying “I’m here to play for my spot.” and did so. Kadri went in, played like he had earned a spot and didn’t have to try, his only good performance when he had over 7 minutes of PP time. He didn’t start playing hard until he was exiled to the AHL, which according to Dan Chorra, was an injustice against God and Man.

    We’re tired of him playing favourites. He mentions the Loafs making the playoffs after their little 4-game win streak, now that they’re in the dumps he’s not mentioning how badly he hyped the team.

     

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

  36. PeterD says:

    R. Whitney brings offense and could quarterback our PP.  With 21 pts on the 6th worst team in the league he would be second in scoring behind Pleks…not a bad bit of offense to add to a team that has neither a PP quarterback or much offensive scoring at the best of times.

     

  37. DearyLeary says:

    Innuendo and hearsay.  I have yet to see any evidence of this ‘cocky’ attitude that PK supposedly has.

  38. VancouverHab says:

    For SD and others who are claiming that no-one is saying (pace Don Cherry) that the Habs themselves want P.K. to modify his attitude, here is a (poor) translation of the Yvon Pedneault article linked to above by Mr. Boone:

    “It is clear that Martin hasn’t liked the attitude of Subban for several weeks. It is clear also that he hasn’t appreciated the comportment [the mot juste] of his young defenseman toward veterans. The youngster gives flippant (cocky?) answers and is therefore not always [behaving] in the team’s best interests.”

  39. DearyLeary says:

    What gives you the impression we need more defencemen?

    We need another top six forward.

  40. habsruleworld says:

    You are probably right Rugger

    But I also believe he still deserves to be voted an all star in the AHL,

    because that is why he was called up to the big team.

  41. Harani says:

    4 million cap hit for another two seasons is a bit much to swallow. With Gorges coming up and Markov and Hammr and Gill expiring, I don’t think I would want to tie my hands around him. But a player like him would work. 

    And we might have to give up something significant to get him. So, I don’t know. Maybe we can look at some other options. 

    “It must be love!”

  42. habs365 says:

    can’t go by that..he could go 6 games without a point..and than again..he could make more points than that

  43. PeterD says:

    What do people here think of a trade for Ryan Whitney (Oilers)…21 pts, +6, plays >22:00 min per game…$4M for next 3 years..

    I think he would be a nice offensice addition from a non-conferrence rival…

    What do you think and if we were to trade for him, what would it cost us in return?

  44. Mr.Hazard says:

    GO HABS GO

    I’ll be at the game tonight, workin’. Should be a good one (because I think we’re gonna win).

  45. ShangaDoo says:

    Thanks! :)

    I hope it doesn’t lag

    “They say you can’t buy experience,and it’s really true.” -Carey Price

  46. Rugger says:

    Weber will never play another AHL game.

  47. Harani says:

    Physcal Chemistry and Ecology…yuck! Cramming…I should have gone to the classes. Now, I ahve to watch them for the first time AND memorize shit. Long night ahead. Like yesterday, over with Molecular Biology which was a horrible exam. Suffice to say I’ll be studying all day. wish there were more hours in a day or that humans didn’t need any sleep! 

    “It must be love!”

  48. SeriousFan09 says:

    I have it on good authority on January 6th, 2011 Sid will have some issues when Tommy Jagr, Hal Gill and Josh Gorges unite to make him miserable once more as they aren’t very nice to him by forcing him off of the puck and *gasp* occasionally making physical contact with him.

     

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

  49. punkster says:

    Study, girl…study.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  50. drivefor25 says:

    Your post is Waaayyy too sensible for a lot of folks on this site. Thanks for putting things in perspective. Only Hab fans would squabble over the problem of having 7 reliable defensemen!

    Fan since ’71

  51. Harani says:

    On another note, I think the attention Croaby is getting cannot be shoved aside but I think the Wings are not getting any credit for the amazing season they are having. 17-5-3 is an amazing record and if you watch them play, they’re just such a force. It’ll be fun to watch the Habs match-up to them. And Nik Lidstrom, no words to describe the defenseman he still is. 

    Sad that all people talk about is Crosby and his numbers. He’s good, we got the message, now get over it. 

     

    “It must be love!”

  52. punkster says:

    I only take on lost causes, widows and orphans Frank. No pushback ;)

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  53. Harani says:

    Here’s a clip of Gorges, Price and Lappy at the Sports Rousseau signing last Sunday for all my girls (and guys) out there. Enjoy!

    Btw, I think it’s a guaranteed win tonight. Whenever, I don’t watch the games this season coz of exams, Habs are 7-0. No countering that right? We’ll see!

    “It must be love!”

  54. avatar_58 says:

    Exactly. I don’t want another casual shutdown D man, I want PK “GTFO of my way” Subban. But that’s just me I guess….

  55. habsruleworld says:

    Come On All!   Go and vote for Max Pac and Webber for the AHL All Star fan balloting that opened today!

     

    I just voted the boys in there! they both deserve it!

  56. Harani says:

    Dany Dube is one of the good ones!

    “It must be love!”

  57. C3P1 says:

    another kind of random question – now that were almost 2 months from the classic, when does canadiens gear go on sale? I want a price heritage classic tee

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  58. HabFab says:

    OK, all I hope is that PG gets someone good in return for PK!!

     

    And after your FREE TIMO success, HTF you know what you are doing!!

  59. howtathor says:

    PK’s ego is what makes him special. When was the last time you saw any Hab talking smack to opposing players. I think he was singularly responsible for driving Crysby crazy during the playoffs. JM should turn the kid loose!

  60. SeriousFan09 says:

    The Finnish National Team is calling on the services of C Joonas Nattinen at their WJC Evaluation Camp, Nattinen is a 2-time member of their WJC Squad and has also played twice for their Under-18 team. The 19-year old center coming off of an achilles tendon injury from the start of his season had 1G, 3A as a 17-year old and 4A as an 18-year old in the Under-20s. Hopefully, this tournament is an opportunity for him to break out as the Habs need to sign him this summer to retain his rights.

     

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

  61. HardHabits says:

    Anybody still miss the old HH?

  62. saskhabfan says:

    I miss manapart.

     

     

     

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

  63. PrimeTime says:

    Did the quitters amongst us leave or just shut up??

  64. scrowe21 says:

    That was a beauty.

  65. OneTimer says:

    Holy &^%$ do we need another Top 6. I mean how many of those sweet set-ups has Moen f’ed up this year?

  66. showey47 says:

    All 3 of our goals have been unassisted.

  67. punkster says:

    Us?

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  68. andrewberkshire says:

    WOW! What a hussle from Pouliot!

  69. olematelot says:

    Great work by “Chicken”

  70. bigdave says:

    NHL has announced a new trophy starting this this season.

    The Jimmy Roberts Hands of Stone award.

    Current leaders………..

    Maxime Yappierre

    Tom Pyatt

    Travis Meon

     

     

    “The Allo Police Media – a collection of bitter ex-coaches, players and wannabees whose collective lack of success accounts for their present positions in Sports’ equivalent of a Jerry Springer Show”

  71. Rudy says:

    I don’t like the announcer’s voice, it’s higher pitched

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

  72. StevieM61 says:

    Wife ( Sens fan ) has retreated upstairs to the fortress of solitude . .

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  73. PrimeTime says:

    “us” – the Commentariat.

  74. Hockey Socks says:

    Is it reasonable to say that win or lose, PK’s back next game?

  75. davecessna says:

    This powerplay makes me want to kill myself.

  76. moser17 says:

    Na na na na! Na na na na! Hey Hey Hey! …. well, you know the rest.

     

    Olé! Olé! Olé! Olé! Sens Wife! Go away!

  77. king ddd says:

    hey anyone notice we have a different announcer

     

     

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  78. andrewberkshire says:

    Has anyone else noticed how often Cammalleri and Gionta score in the same game? It’s like they have a competition.

  79. showey47 says:

    Looks like you will be pulling your own goalie tonight,lol.

  80. HardHabits says:

    I like Gomez a lot as a player. I like all the elements of the game he brings and how he fits JM’s system, regardless of his cap hit or his early season points slump, I see him as a valuable cog in the machine.

    However, this is an opportunity to see what kind of organizational depth the Habs have. So if Gomez is out for a few games, do they call up MaxPac and use one of the centres they have currently in their line-up or do they call up Desharnais or someone else?

  81. punkster says:

    Well, I just never considerd quitters to be a part of “us”.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  82. andrewberkshire says:

    Don’t do it, Dave. Even strength play comes right after.

  83. avatar_58 says:

    I hope so, because Picard has been bad (his first bad outing since the beginning, so he’s forgiven) and Weber hasn’t exactly helped the PP like he was supposed to. As was stated before – he’s too small to overpower anyone along the boards. Subban is bigger and has a large stick – much better along the boards.

     

    I wonder how gomez is replaced actually…

  84. PrimeTime says:

    Yes, that’s is a safe bet

  85. Propwash says:

    ROFL!

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  86. punkster says:

    Aaaannnndddd spit goes the tea all over the screen…

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  87. andrewberkshire says:

    LMFAO!!

  88. habsfaninboston says:

    Wow, Laps almost with a hilight reel goal.

  89. SeriousFan09 says:

    Interesting, if Gomez is short term, they could call up Pacioretty for a cup of coffee you could shift him with Eller and Cammy for a 2nd line. Put Halpern back with Darche and Pouliot, than generate a line of Pyatt-Laps-Moen? Something to try.

    Maxwell being injured makes the call-up of a new centre rather easy for MTL though.

     

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

  90. Danno says:

    Reasonable yes. But reasonableness has nothing to do with it.

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

  91. Hockey Socks says:

    How can Lapierre look like Guy Lafleur on one shift and an AHLer the next?

  92. StevieM61 says:

    Been there done that .  . got 24 T-shirts, lol

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  93. Hagar says:

    Too bad Lappy didn’t score. Would’ve been the highlight of the night.

  94. petrov14 says:

    Love Laps reaction watching the replay.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  95. PrimeTime says:

    there are all sorts amongst us, agreed?? I really miss some of the trolls :)

  96. scrowe21 says:

    I wish Max would rush like that more often.. he’s clearly capable of highlight reel moves, but instead he usually just skates the puck into the boards..

  97. andrewberkshire says:

    Weber has actually been excellent along the boards the last 3 games. He’s been effectively using his body and stick to take people off the puck.

  98. SeriousFan09 says:

    LMAO

     

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

  99. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Oh Leclaire…..the goalie’s life is not for you

  100. HardHabits says:

    Speed kills. Keep the pedal to the metal lads!!!

  101. avatar_58 says:

    ARE YOU SHITTING ME

    Leclaire is injured again?? Wow.

  102. petrov14 says:

    Leclair out? Yeah, thats news…..

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  103. moser17 says:

    oooohhhh…. don’t like to see that … bad luck for Leclaire…. looked like that knee wasn’t meant to bend in that direction once he jammed it against the post and got himself shoved back into the net …

  104. Hagar says:

    He’s like that. You hardly notice him, then he jars you awake by pulling off some superstar move.

  105. OneTimer says:

    Yeah, but unlike last year’s Habs they came back strong in the 3rd with 2 more goals

  106. StevieM61 says:

    Nothing is reasonable with J.M.

    P.K. will be back soon,Sure, he deserved to be given a “relax” lesson, but . . .

     

    SORRY..pooped a little there.

    Next ” et la but !!! “

    Habs rock

    Ottawa Senaturds . . . .

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  107. punkster says:

    Some I don’t miss too much…but point taken. A diverse crew to be sure.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  108. Keith says:

    Squandering this major pp very badly.

  109. Exit716 says:

    Nice to See Kostitsyn is back in his coma-like state.

  110. JasonM says:

    Wow, THAT’S not a penalty? Call it as it is!!

  111. JasonM says:

    No Gomez.

    No Subban.

    No Markov.

     

    No one to carry the puck.

  112. SeriousFan09 says:

    Wow, we’ve got one of our classic trolls in the house.

     

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

  113. Hockey Socks says:

    Embarrassing PP

  114. punkster says:

    Betcha JDs playin’ foosball with his son right now.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  115. sims says:

    yup. the glass should be more careful

  116. Exit716 says:

    You thought Kostitsyn was good on that 5 minute major? Really? Always second on the puck? A dissenting view is automatically called trolling. Okay, how’s this. Go Habs Go. Go Habs Go. Do you feel better now?

  117. JD_ says:

    You called it.

    Dump ‘n’ chase over and over and over on the PP, it doesn’t work, so the Habs dump ‘n’ chase some more. None of the team’s o-zone entry specialists are on the ice.

  118. SeriousFan09 says:

    You showed up to complain today, that’s all you’ve done so far and you were wrong on the goal against Price to boot and went “1 goal on six shots” as your argument even though the shot was deflected by his own defencemen.

    Forgive me for not bowing to your BS.

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

  119. Exit716 says:

    They’re not missing PK tonight at all.

     

  120. Aybara says:

    whooaa the justin/tv sites just got shut down…
    Well one did and they appear to be back up. Seems RDS is getting wise to it..

    Content from this channel has been removed at the request of the copyright holder

  121. NoTinFoilCups says:

    http://www.justin.tv/exou05?#/w/627509200/2

    This has gone off the air. DCMA violation? Anyone else with a link?

  122. makka83 says:

    http://atdhe.net

    myp2p.eu

     

    Bookmark the channel.. JEEZ!!!!!

  123. CBrady12 says:

    you guys are wasting so much  time aasking people for links to a stream….its calle GOOGLE.COM….it was designed specifically for situations like this

  124. SeriousFan09 says:

    Try here, when the RDS feed gets hunted down by the lawyers they just move from “Exodus5″ to “Exodus6″.

     

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

  125. makka83 says:

    forget google:

     

    atdhe.net and myp2p.eu

    just go there and find the channels yourself…

  126. Exit716 says:

    The Structure versus The System. Snore.

     

  127. byrneoNL says:

    Not digging the Weber/Picard pairing tonight. But it’s not like you can pair one of them with Gill

  128. JasonM says:

    Gomez is prolly gone for the game.

  129. Hockey Socks says:

    Have to give credit to the Sens for being very tight defensively tonight. There are sticks and bodies everywhere.

  130. OneTimer says:

    am I seeing Moen-Darche-Cammy?

  131. JasonM says:

    That should be a 5 and a game.

  132. punkster says:

    Why Jason? What did I miss?

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  133. avatar_58 says:

    Scuse me Pierre – glass or no that was a bad hit

  134. sims says:

    am i ever enjoying the wisdom of pierre maguire tonight!  stupid glass!

  135. Hockey Socks says:

    Garbage first wave.

  136. JasonM says:

    This just in: Tony Marinaro’s spies are already on the hunt to find out if Gomez’s injury is season ending or not.

  137. JasonM says:

    What is with these jello passes?

  138. Hockey Socks says:

    Garbage second wave.

  139. Hockey Socks says:

    Garbage third wave.

  140. ajpursell says:

    The glass is responsible for forcing Weber to drive his head into it.

  141. avatar_58 says:

    COME ON. Call a timeout or something and re-organize, this is a terrible PP

  142. Keith says:

    Three in a row, way to go! GO HABS GO!!!

  143. punkster says:

    So let me be the first. Kovy has 2 SOGs, no points and is a non-entity. And who wants him on this team again?

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  144. Mattyleg says:

    Hey, help me out here, Dawg, nobody’ll tell me what happened to Gomez.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  145. petrov14 says:

    And Price’s GAA creeps lower….

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  146. moser17 says:

    The Martin system at its finest.  Habs are lowest in GA in the East’s top-8, and second lowest in GF! (Both stats may change depending on what Boston does tonight …)  But Habs & Bruins are low-scorers, low-goal-allowers, and they’re tearing up the Northeast (and, certainly true of the Habs: the East)

    Good stuff.

  147. StevieM61 says:

    No wings at the “Cage” but still……..

    Facemop!!!!!

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  148. MathMan says:

    And quietly, 5-game point streak.

  149. petrov14 says:

    Did he play?

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  150. Mrs.Price31 says:

    Where is Michel Lacroix?!?!?

    “So why call her bad? From her, Kings are born”

  151. HardHabits says:

    The Tampa Bay versus Calgary game is starting.

    Interesting stats: Dan Ellis has a GAA of 3.15 and a SV% of .882 – LMFAO!!!

  152. PrimeTime says:

    Announced just as a lower body injury. Nothing obvious on the ice so probably a pulled groin or something

  153. dean roberts says:

    nice win boys. love the way they grab price by the mask at the end of the game. this team is gellin’, and going far. woot!

  154. Mrs.Price31 says:

    Apparently he just left atthe beginning of the second period. They said that he has a lower body injury. His back was apparently “hurting”. And the thing is, he didn’t really take a bad hit or anything…

    “So why call her bad? From her, Kings are born”

  155. StevieM61 says:

    My French is not excellent but I watch all Habs games on RDS..Joel’s question tonight looked like ” will we see Kovy back with the Habs some day ?”

    Not Frickinn likely!

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  156. Willy the bum says:

    Probably home sick…

  157. PrimeTime says:

    Ya but they have the dream team of GM and Coach 

  158. HardHabits says:

    9 out of a 10 possible points and 1 point was lost because of youthful exuberance!!!

  159. petrov14 says:

    Wow, good numbers for a ball-hockey league.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  160. avatar_58 says:

    No Kidding, Subban had more shots on net than he did

  161. Danno says:

    Strained his back when he picked up that huge paycheque

     

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

  162. OneTimer says:

    Hahahaha….nice. Still laughing at the “pulling your own goalie” line, too :)

  163. Mattyleg says:

    ahhhhhh…. THANK you, PT.

    Jeez, getting information here is…

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  164. Propwash says:

    And people wanted him to be the Habs starter.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  165. JD_ says:

    I must have missed it while playin’ foosball.

  166. C3P1 says:

    lol

    _________________________________________________

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

  167. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hey, the rising cost of Top Hats has severely distracted the man.

     

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

  168. punkster says:

    http://instantrimshot.com/

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  169. andrewberkshire says:

    He was too busy harassing me in emails. I think I’m gonna up and leave HIO because of it. (sobs quietly)

  170. Mark says:

    Hey! I know it might seem like Gomez mighta packed it in tonight, considering his lack of offense lately, but if he really did hurt his back, I’d leave him alone.

    I’ve been living off of a diet of Tylenol and Robax today, and nothings touching the pain I’m in right now. It effing sucks not being able to pick things up, or tie your shoes.

  171. punkster says:

    Oh what the hell is on his high horse about now?

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  172. Nina76 says:

    STUPID STUPID!!!!!! HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH THAT ??????? WE NEED THAT BIG BODY & SOMEONE WHO IS SO KEEN ON FIGHTING FOR A WIN. I COULD THINK OF SOME OTHERS WHO SHOULD BE SITTING IN THE PRESS BOX. PUNSKER!!!!……………….GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!!!HOPE TO SEE PK BACK NEXT GAME

  173. StevieM61 says:

     

    The dog in the picture might be small but she knows what to do when I say ” go get my pillow “

    Only 2 years old but smart as Heck!

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  174. JD_ says:

    Ha!

    It wasn’t harassment, it was haranguin’.

    I’m firin’ off an email to you to explain the difference.

  175. andrewberkshire says:

    Just the regular bullyin’, laced with profanities. What a chump that JD guy is.

  176. otter649 says:

    Vacation……

  177. PrimeTime says:

    Try Aleve Mark. Stuff does wonders for muscle pain and strain

  178. punkster says:

    :)

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  179. JD_ says:

    It was the regular profanities laced with bullyin’.

    Jesus, Berkie, now I have to fire off another email.

  180. punkster says:

    Nina…please. It’s a joke. I posted it as my tag this evening after all the bull being spoken about why PK was benched, why he’s still not playing, why he’s not like in the dressing romm, why Martin hates him and all the terribly silly BS stories flaoting around out there. It’s like with Price last year. The kid had a tough season and many people wanted him gone and look at him now.

    Rest assured, it’s a joke ;)

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  181. Keith says:

    GOOD GOAL, drop the puck!

  182. davecessna says:

    Goddam Elliot, 0 for 1 on the shots.

  183. gK_HabsFan says:

    Stanley!!

    -GK-

  184. punkster says:

    Damn…and a really good shift by Hamrlik there…the guys are charged.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  185. Danno says:

    Hammer nailed it! Way to go Stanley!

     

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

  186. JD_ says:

    Never in doubt! Woot!

    Way to take the mo’ back in the 3rd.

    Leclaire’s skate is injured. Guy can’t catch a break.

  187. MathMan says:

    I was just gonna say.

    That should do it for the game, too.

  188. Hockey Socks says:

    Eller seems to be getting better and better every game. What a player.

  189. StevieM61 says:

    OK …Putting blankets and pillows on the couch now.

    I have 24 Stanley cups to keep me warm however, all she has is envy . . . .

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  190. punkster says:

    This, ND, is why you don’t give up so early.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  191. scrowe21 says:

    25 IN WHITE, THATS ALL I HAVE. lol

  192. HardHabits says:

    I know every one loves Price getting a shut-out, but this is like 11 games he’s only allowed 1 goal. Unreal defense by this team.

  193. PrimeTime says:

    What would it take to get Neil in a Hab uni for the playoffs???

  194. punkster says:

    So I asked this earlier…when we blew those two PPs did you retire to the foosball game?

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  195. Hockey Socks says:

    Come on guys, make it a free wing night!

  196. Mattyleg says:

    Hey, what happened to Gomer? Please?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  197. bigdave says:

    Clouston has Neil and Carkner on in last minute.

    Pure S_it!

     

    “The Allo Police Media – a collection of bitter ex-coaches, players and wannabees whose collective lack of success accounts for their present positions in Sports’ equivalent of a Jerry Springer Show”

  198. SUMO says:

    Carey’s gonna shoot if their is an empty net!!

  199. sims says:

    probably the most rediculous thing i’ll read all week. what are you talking about?

  200. Kappy says:

    Nah…  PK will do just fine here in Montreal.  Remember we have 3 veterans that are UFA and 1 restricted at the end of the season.  This situation Montreal is in with three young prospects fighting for a couple of jobs is a good one to have.  It will pay dividends in the off season, IF they can all step up and show they are NHL ready.

  201. Chorske says:

    Because Edmonton is a paragon of recent hockey success?

    And: “he’ll be like a kid in a drug-induced stupor”. Really?

    I love how, for a certain class of poster, teaching defensive responsibility is equivalent to stifling creativity.

  202. DearyLeary says:

    Ridiculous.  He was one of our best defencemen in the playoffs last year.  He had a couple bad games, and Weber had a couple good games.  Subban is going to be in Montreal for a long time to come, and he’s got the potential to be a superstar.

    He’s good with the puck, and good off it (if you’ve been paying attention), he makes strong breakout passes (both short and long), he relieves pressure in our end better than all of our defencemen at the moment (save an injured Markov)… believe me, I could go on about the positives to his game.  

    What kind of deal do you propose would actually net us any kind of return from Edmonton?  We’re not in the business of building other teams for them.

  203. GrimJim says:

    I wonder about whether he will ever really fit in Montreal

    Gee that sounds vaguely familair… Wait, it will come to me… Something about hearing that last year… about… about… about a goalie? Was it a goalie that people were saying would never fit in in Mtl? It was someone, who was it…? You know, I really can’t remember… BECAUSE WE’RE WINNING.

  204. matrags says:

    So subbban sits again. A healthy competition between two defensive prospects, a learning curve , and on and on , maybe Cherry was right the kid is a distraction , one thing is for certain , he is still catching press . I wonder about whether he will ever really fit in Montreal. He is a free spirit , a la  Ovetchin , whose skills cannot  be subjected to a system , they will wilt and dye, He will take on the persona of a kidi i.n a drug induced stuppor ,easy to handle but lost. A suggestion , mr Gauthier , look to Edmonton for a trade, and set this young throughbread looose in that pasture where he can grow with the likes of Hall and Eberly et al , they need a young defence man and he will have time to grow.

  205. Barts says:

    Dude, put the bong down.

  206. punkster says:

    Hey NEWFIE_DOG. Tried to respond but looks like the thread got deleted. I was typing a response that simply pointed out the difference between using the b word casually (as in bitch and moan) and using it to insult. My old school, country upbringing comes into play there. Never mind.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  207. Timo says:

    Yeah, I think there is more to it than this. JM and OB thing comes to mind here. Like what… other folks don’t swear left and right here? YOu know… the TRUE fans.

  208. New says:

    Yeah…the comment does not exist. I will say one thing about Crosby. Until lemieux convinces him otherwise he is UFA in 2013. That leaves two years and a few sleeps for Montreal fans to convince him to come home.

    I wish I had the -Comment does not exist - button. It sure would make for less belated apologies.

  209. andrewberkshire says:

    Martin should have called a timeout to rally the troups halfway through that major when nothing was getting done.

  210. Big Ted says:

    Refs turned a blind eye twice to calls that would have been made otherwise if the Habs hadn’t already been on a 5 minute PP. Another example of what’s wrong with the NHL.

  211. JD_ says:

    If the Sens manage to comfortably set up on the power play, I’ve been told by reliable sources to watch for a triple axel.

  212. punkster says:

    Strictly float time Chuck. Wait and see.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  213. Chuck says:

    Anyone else get the feeling that L’Artiste might be (in his own mind, anyway) auditioning for a possible return the the Habs later this season? Should we expect a big game from him tonight?

    Centre Hice: one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens

  214. diehardhab says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31g0YE61PLQ

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  215. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Know who’s pretty good at carrying the zone on the PP?

    Scott Gomez.

  216. punkster says:

    Now yer talkin’ crazy talk there THF. 

    ;)

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  217. Propwash says:

    Well, some people might have gotten their wish, he may be hurt.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  218. RJB says:

    File it under scum of the earth, Graham James granted bail

    “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

  219. Timo says:

    I am shocked. It wouldn’t be a Canadian justice system if he weren’t.

  220. SeriousFan09 says:

    Peverly, Foligno… why is it nobodies always give the Habs so much trouble?

     

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

  221. punkster says:

    Sorry Steve. Meant to tell you. We’re tired of logic and facts. You’ve been banned.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  222. GrimJim says:

    Happening to all. Someone else said it was an IE* problem.

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

  223. 24 Cups says:

    Am I the only poster who is having difficulty accessing the main page?  I can only see the first thread and I’m unable to read or post on that page.

  224. New says:

    I think the website wants to install an addon (ietag.dll??). Who knows. Besides, you have Boone. What more could you want.

  225. larisalapointe says:

    Glove Story

  226. bigdave says:

    The NHL needs to institute the option to decline a penalty.

    It would certainly help!

     

     

    “The Allo Police Media – a collection of bitter ex-coaches, players and wannabees whose collective lack of success accounts for their present positions in Sports’ equivalent of a Jerry Springer Show”

  227. Hockey Socks says:

    So this is what a Gomez-less Habs team looks like?

  228. OneTimer says:

    don’t forget P.K. too. That’s a lot of puck-moving skills, gone

  229. Harani says:

    Told you folks. Harani studies = Habs win. Every. Single. Time. 8-0-0. 

    “It must be love!”

  230. moser17 says:

    Stay in school!

  231. darcy1 says:

    can you be sure to study really hard from april 10 to  june 10? Thanks in advance

  232. petrov14 says:

    Never. finish. school……ever.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  233. Larry says:

    Keep those books open through June.

  234. C3P1 says:

    i’ve taken to refreshing my iphone about every 2 minutes on the game summary provided by nhl.com…a good way to multi task hahahaha

    _________________________________________________

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

  235. SeriousFan09 says:

    We will pay for you to take courses in June Ma’am.

     

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

  236. Rudy says:

    So subbban sits again. A healthy competition between two defensive prospects, a learning curve , and on and on , maybe Cherry was right the kid is a distraction , one thing is for certain , he is still catching press . I wonder about whether he will ever really fit in Montreal. He is a free spirit , a la  Ovetchin , whose skills cannot  be subjected to a system , they will wilt and dye, He will take on the persona of a kidi i.n a drug induced stuppor ,easy to handle but lost. A suggestion , mr Gauthier , look to Edmonton for a trade, and set this young throughbread looose in that pasture where he can grow with the likes of Hall and Eberly et al , they need a young defence man and he will have time to grow.

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

  237. matrags says:

    good point here, if this is as much an off ice discipline problem or an attemt to head off what happened to some young guys two yrs ago , then good on you Martin, do what is necessary

  238. Robert L says:

    I don’t know if anyone can imagine what it must be like to in P.K.’s shoes this season. He’s not even 50 games into his career and he’s been the subject of all kinds of disproportionate attention and some controversy. The kid is great human being, a future leader, I think, and it must be really overwhelming for him to feel out his place.

    If he were in Atlanta or on the Islanders let’s say, then it’s little to do with nothing. But on in Montreal, because of the city, some, and because they are a veteran laden club, (also because they’re good) he must learn his place. It’s little things, like lining up last, behind others for meals maybe, or not being so anxious to program the tunes in the room, that show respect for others. No one wants to overhaul the kid’s exhuberant personality, just give it a tweak.

  239. TommyB says:

    Well stated, Robert.  It may seem like such trivial matters, the examples you gave, but in truth dressing rooms are very traditional places where all the little things add up to respect for your teammates and for the veterans.  There’s a very good chance this type of thing is going on in other rooms around the NHL, but other teams are not Montreal so there is very little media attention being given to them.  It’s probably more of a sign of the attitude changes coming into the game as the younger generation takes over.

  240. matrags says:

    and understand that he is still just a kid  ….handle him with care ……

  241. matrags says:

    and understand that he is still just a kid  ….handle him with care ……

  242. matrags says:

    and understand that he is still just a kid  ….handle him with care ……

  243. Rudy says:

    No one has a clue that this “may be going on” and this is how things get spread in Montreal. I feel bad for him, everyone loved him so much and now he’s the troubled kid we should trade!

    Freaking ridiculous!

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

  244. Robert L says:

    True, I’d bet this kind of thing happens everywhere, all the time. In Montreal however, where there is a need to understand everything that happens, it gets more coverage than it warrants. Fans need, and the media feeds!

  245. matraque says:

    Who’s talking about trades?!

    ——

    Canadien en 5!

    Never go Full Retard
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svwGRJA28lY&feature=related

  246. olematelot says:

    They’re sleepwalking.

  247. Keith says:

    I don’t like the way this game is going…

  248. RJB says:

    As much as his contract is a burden, we need Gomez on the PP, need somebody to skate the puck in. Because that was just awful 

    “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

  249. StevieM61 says:

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  250. avatar_58 says:

    Wait….no Gomez and they struggle to move the puck? Oh lol…

  251. larisalapointe says:

    Gomez has been reading HIO and wanted to prove he isn’t useless just because he has no points. That’s why he isn’t playing:)

  252. OneTimer says:

    Pleky will get one and we’ll squeak out a win out of a poor game

  253. DearyLeary says:

    If we don’t score here we will lose the game.  Bank on it.

  254. StevieM61 says:

     

    OK….Lets just give the game to Ottawa instead of going through the whole”pretend they deserved the penalties” BS

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  255. bigdave says:

    Quick….decline.

     

    “The Allo Police Media – a collection of bitter ex-coaches, players and wannabees whose collective lack of success accounts for their present positions in Sports’ equivalent of a Jerry Springer Show”

  256. habs_1993 says:

    wow i miss Gomez

  257. habsfaninboston says:

    Guys, I’m just tuning in. What happened to Gomer?

  258. StevieM61 says:

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  259. andrewberkshire says:

    No excuse not to win this game. 9 minutes of PP in the second period.

  260. StevieM61 says:

    too lazy to go through all the posts . . .what’s wrong with the main HIO page?

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  261. Keith says:

    Maybe JM should pull a Darryl Sutter and put 5 Dmen on the pp.

  262. andrewberkshire says:

    Why the hell is Gill on the PP?

  263. andrewberkshire says:

    Picard is having a crap game.

  264. petrov14 says:

    FFS, now we have to kill another PP.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  265. Hockey Socks says:

    They should try the 1-3-1 on the PP.

  266. avatar_58 says:

    I wish I could say I enjoy this “we want pk” fest but I want to win against eastern teams damnit….

  267. Exit716 says:

    What a great game tonight. This might rank right up there with the 1975 New Year’s Eve game!

  268. B says:

    Price is 3rd in all-star voting behind Crosby
    and Letang. Write in candidate Sean Avery
    has more votes than last season’s Art Ross
    and Hart winer. What a joke these box stuffing
    on-line voting things can be.

  269. DearyLeary says:

    Game over, man.  Game over.

  270. BJT says:

    My eyes.. they bleed!

     

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

  271. coachdoug says:

    Solid win…be nice to beat the Wings and keep the streak going…then cap it off by spanking the Laffs…

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

  272. Propwash says:

    Habs vs. Wings should be a doozy. I can’t wait!

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  273. TorontoHabsFan says:

    And yet, somehow I have a feeling that those who want him buried in the minors would be screaming blue bloody murder when our Power Play would inevitably look a lot more like that last 5 minute stinker..

  274. punkster says:

    I promised not to get into G discussions for the month. Too many hot tempered exchanges over it for my liking. Let’s see how they adapt to a new PP lineup. They were doing well the last couple of weeks.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  275. christophurrr says:

    or pick it up

  276. Castor says:

    If this game showed us anything, it’s that we’re better with Gomez and PK than without them. Especially on the PP.

  277. RJB says:

    True enough Timo. If I had it my way that guy would be locked up for a long time. 

    “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

  278. Exit716 says:

    Bernardo, Olson and Williams would be pushing up daisies too.

     

  279. sidhu says:

    I love the fact that Moen was there to rein in Neil at the end.  Gotta appreciate the character that’s on this team.

    There seems to be little debate that PK will be back in the lineup for our next game.

    Here’s the real question now: what to do about Gomez — we scored 3 without him, giving up none. 

  280. Larry says:

    Price just keeps rolling. He could easily have 8 or 9 shutouts by now. Last year a late goal against would sometimes shake him a bit. But no more. He is unflappable.

  281. PrimeTime says:

    Thanks partly to Pat Burns, RIP

  282. novahab says:

    Well looks like Gomez could be out so do they call someone up or is JM going to put Webber or Pk up front. Then we still have Boyld also .

  283. JD_ says:

    Bah. C’mon, Cammy, what’s with all that gently lobbin’ the pucks over the boards crap? Crank ‘em into the cheap seats, baby, just like the kid showed you last Saturday afternoon.

    Simon Cowell just tweeted regardin’ Kovy’s audition: “What the hell was that?”

    This is a team that happens to play hockey.

    Next!

  284. Psycho29 says:

    Who will be the first Hab to launch pucks into the crowd using the t-shirt bazooka??? Now that would be cool!! :-)

  285. temekuhabs says:

    Eller played well tonight, he has to shoot more often

  286. habaholic68NJ says:

    Missed the first, terrible second, great rebound in the third.

  287. moser17 says:

    Just looking at the standings … really impressed with the comparative GF and GA of the current top-8 in the East … the Habs have the lowest GF and the second-lowest GA.  Boston has second-lowest GF and lowest GA, and they’re sitting 5 points behind us.  This is a team playing Martin’s system, with excellent goaltending and relying on some consistent but sparing offense from any of its lines. It’s working so far ….

     

    Pitts          40pts  91GF  67GA

    Wash         39      96      79

    Habs          36      71     53

    Philly         38      95      69

    TB             33      84      94

    Atla           33      88      80

    NYR           33      83      77

    Boston       31      72      50

  288. BJT says:

    Man, I love that GA stat..

    67, 79, 53, 69, 94 (Wow!), 80.

     

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

  289. SUMO says:

    If Gomer’s out then JM will HAVE to play Eller more. Today’s game is his most ice time 14:33 since he joined the Habs.

    Bring up Pacioretty!

  290. twocents says:

    Love Gill holding on to two ‘turds near the end.

  291. Hockey Socks says:

    If Gomez is going to miss some time, I think that Eller will fit into that role nicely. He’s really starting to get comfortable now.

  292. darcy1 says:

    i hate to say this, but is it more than just coincidence that the PP sucked after gomez left?

  293. crabvader says:

    Time to call up DD.

  294. C3P1 says:

    another interesting stat – price has had a SP for a game lower than .900 just 3 times – edmonton, ott, and columbus.  that’s it

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  295. hab_skill says:

    Eller and Hamrlik are the best players in uniform right now.

  296. Danno says:

    Will it be Price against the Wings and Auld against the Laffs?

    Detroit will be a dandy

     

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

  297. SeriousFan09 says:

    Why? Does Gionta need someone to make him feel tall?

    Eller’s the right man to slot into the 2nd line right now with his surge and the Habs have a choice of centers to play on the 4th line, you can bump Halpern back to recreate the PHD line.

     

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

  298. SeriousFan09 says:

    Habs have beaten Ottawa 3 times this season, they only had 3 wins over the Sens total in the 08-09, 09-10 seasons combined.

    With 2 games against the Loafs, 4 against OTT, 2 against BUF and one against BOS, Habs have gotten themselves 12 of a possible 18 points in the NE.

     

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

  299. Propwash says:

    Yeah, at leat Moen will take on anybody.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  300. JFriedman says:

    Gomez got hurt….

    FINALLY WE CAN GET A HOCKEY PLAYER!!!

  301. C3P1 says:

    if/when price shuts them down, it will be interesting to see how JM plays that – we have 3 days off though until next game, but part of a back-t-back set.  I would sit price against toronto, I agree.  but well see

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  302. Propwash says:

    *facepalm

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  303. punkster says:

    http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/soundfx/crowd_sounds/crowd_boos_wav.shtml

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  304. otter649 says:

    Watch Auld in 3d Tv on saturday………

  305. Will Longlade says:

    I speculate that McQuire’s comment about the Halak-Eller trade being sheer larcency for the Blues was only motivated by his desire to demonstrate that he knows the meaning of the word larcency.  It’s already clear. Eller is finding his comfort level and he is even beginning to dominate his shifts. He is one tough cookie to play against. This guy is Guy Lafleur with an edge and that trade was one helluva good deal for the Habs.     

  306. Danno says:

    He’s big. He’s bald. He’s 3D Auld.

     

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

  307. StevieM61 says:

    Myself I would play Auld against Detroit and Price against T.O.

    BUT..Since I am not paid to be a G.M. or coach, WTF Huh?

    I just want Price to get the shutout against the Laffs

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  308. Da Hema says:

    You, sir or madam, are a fool.

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  309. Propwash says:

    Price:

    W-16 L-7

    GAA- 1.96

    Sv% – .935

    When the heck was the last time the Habs had a goalie with those stats in the first 1/3rd of the season?

     

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  310. sidhu says:

    Stats for our top 5 in Hamilton:

    Pacioretty – 24 games, 14 goals, 14 assists, 28 points
    Desharnais – 24 – 7 – 21- 28
    Palushaj – 18 – 3 – 13 – 16
    Maxwell – 19 – 4- 10 – 14
    Wyman – 24 – 3 – 8 – 11

  311. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hey, I think Eller was a great pickup for the Habs but ease off on the hyperbole. I’d settle for a taller version of Saku.

     

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

  312. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Nope.

     

    edit: oops, got confused with the double negative there. Yes, it is more than a coincidence. It’s a very big reason why the PP sucked.

  313. PrimeTime says:

    Hey MARK  – you posted @ 21;50  you had back pain…..Try Aleve for relief. Works wonders for me.

  314. Propwash says:

    Just grabbed it from NHL.com

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  315. punkster says:

    Good call SF. Whoever they call up now is going to sit in the pressbox anyways. Give Desharnais and Max a call if things start to turn. Until then play this roster. Or if they want someone then go deeper into Hamilton for the next best callup to give that guy a looksee (wonder who?).

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  316. tony d says:

    After a meshugana 2nd period, the boys got their shite together and played some hockey. Fitting that they would win by the same score that Gros Bill did as Captain  back on this  day in 1961. Hopefully PK will be back Fri and Picard can sit.

     

  317. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see Boyd put on re-entry waivers and suiting up on the 4th line on Friday (if Gomez is hurt that is)

  318. StevieM61 says:

    Dropped ( repeatedly , apparently ) as a baby…

     

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  319. SeriousFan09 says:

    Maxwell is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury, if a C is called up, it’s Desharnais.

     

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

  320. Mark says:

    Thanks for the tip man. Gonna try using a heating pad for now, don’t wanna get too drugged up, as I have a final tomorrow and need to study, but if that doesn’t work, I’ll be at the pharmacy tomorrow!

  321. otter649 says:

    McGuire never quits when comes to taking shots against Gauither as McGuire has never forgiven PG for firing him when he was a scout for Ottawa……..

  322. habs-hampton says:

    So…  if Gomer’s hurt and Markov’s hurt, that gives us around $8.7 million in cap space to work with. Maybe we could help the Pens with any potential problems they might have? I think they may have that top-6 forward we’re still looking for!

  323. JF says:

    We’ve played Buffalo three times.  14 of a possible 20 points.  Last year I think we got about 22 or 23 of a possible 48.

  324. Propwash says:

    Otherworldly so far.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  325. StevieM61 says:

    I would agree that I think P.K. is the guy you would want playing on Friday night.I think after his ” rest ” he would come out and make the wings players think each time as they go for the puck.Not like he is huge or anything but he has lots of hustle and tends to throw everything into a check.

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  326. Mark says:

    Haha, cute. But isn’t Crosby only 5’10 or something like that? Doesn’t really fall into that category of big center that everyone seemed to think we needed a few years ago. Plus, don’t you think his whining and stick breaking might ruin the chemistry in the room?

  327. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hey we’re open to reason, Desharnais and a 2nd for Malkin.

     

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

  328. SeriousFan09 says:

    We have? Oh well, my memory is going, off to the retirement home for me.

     

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

  329. punkster says:

    Pens might feel they’re getting short changed…get it…short ch…ah, never mind.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  330. StevieM61 says:

    You can also go to WalMart and get no-name version of Robaxicet, combination of pain killers and muscle relaxants..I have had a bad back for years, These work well, just have to make sure you do not over do or you get used to them and build up a resistance.At one point a guy I worked with asked me what I took and I told him ” 2 of these green and white pills”, apparently he spent the night on the floor not able to move . . .All depends on your tolerance . .

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  331. avatar_58 says:

    Just more proof Gauthier knows what he’s doing….

  332. andrewberkshire says:

    Where do you have us losing 6 divisional points? Haven’t we only lost once to Toronto and once to Ottawa? Way I count it we have 16/20 points.

  333. HardHabits says:

    Yeah well they don’t hand out trophies for what ifs or coulda, shoulda, wouldas. It is what it is. Price’s play has been stellar and so has Thomas’. Habs and Bruins are neck and neck for being the stingiest teams in the league. No excuses!

  334. Malreg says:

    He doesnt have to go through re-entry waivers since he was never assigned to the AHL.

  335. SeriousFan09 says:

    I can’t effin’ believe how bad my math is today, really, hanging my head in shame on this one.

    16 of 20 points it is.

     

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

  336. ShangaDoo says:

    Didn’t get to watch the game so I’m on NHL.com and the Canadiens webpage to watch the highlights but it keeps on stopping.I try pausing it so it could load but it doesn’t work. Does anybody else have this problem or know how to fix it?

     

    “They say you can’t buy experience,and it’s really true.” -Carey Price

  337. andrewberkshire says:

    Everybody gets one Robert, but next messup and you’re fired.

  338. ABHabsfan says:

    If your aunt had nuts she’d be your uncle

  339. punkster says:

    Saku just scored. Nice goal.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  340. SUMO says:

    If JM decides to rest Gomez for one game then he canbring PK back into the lineup and play with 7-defensemen.

    the lines would probably look;

    AK46 – Pleks – Gio

    Moen – Eller – Cammi

    Darche – Halpern – Pouliot

    Pyatt -Laps – Weber

    Defense

    Hamr – Spacek

    Gill – Gorges

    Suban – Picard

  341. king ddd says:

    try voltaren emugel! it works wonders if you never heard about it its an antiinflamtory gel

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  342. avatar_58 says:

    Why does Edmonton insist on the PJs? Their orange and blue jerseys look so much better. I *hate* one colour uniforms with stupid vertical stripes. They look like AHL wear.

  343. ABHabsfan says:

    Try to find a physio that does IMS, intra-muscular stimulation. Hurts like hell when they are doing it but the next day, good as new.

  344. SeriousFan09 says:

    Can’t fire me, No-Movement Clause was attached to my contract when I took on Hab’s Future.

     

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

  345. larisalapointe says:

    For you Dawg….”We’ve said all year that our goalie’s given us a chance to win every game,” Halpern said. “When we’ve had a couple of lulls in our season, he’s come out with unbelievable performances.

    “He covers up a lot of mistakes that we make as a team, but he also gives us confidence to feel good about the way we’re playing and to get on things.”

  346. ABHabsfan says:

    I agree that McQuire’s comment was ridiculous, but it might be a touch soon to compare Eller to #10.

  347. John Cobb JR says:

    hahahah that’s a good one

  348. DearyLeary says:

    Seems reasonable to me!

  349. Malreg says:

    Are you with Bell?  I remember hearing a few posters on here mention this and they all had Bell.

  350. andrewberkshire says:

    Agreed 100%. The orange and blue is THE Oilers uniform, those uni-colour things are practice jerseys.

  351. StevieM61 says:

    AAARRRBBEEEEAAARRRRRBBEEE

    Darn.. Should not have taken 3 of those green and white pills . ..

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  352. ABHabsfan says:

    I like your line-up except I would have Pouliot with Eller and Cammy, move Moen to the 4th and Weber to the 3rd. Cammy has to play with a guy with hands, not Moen. did you see that pass he laid on Moen’s tape tonight? A thing of beauty and not even a SoG. I love his toughness but Moen can’t play on the 2nd line. I really think that Eller, cammy and Pouliot could be magic

  353. andrewberkshire says:

    No movement clauses don’t prevent buyouts! Ha!

  354. StevieM61 says:

    Sorry – Gagged a bit there

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  355. Propwash says:

    Imagine Saku on the team we have now???

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  356. FormalWare says:

    Dustin Boyd is a centre. Just sayin’.

  357. darcy1 says:

    well, at least we have something to point to when ppl* complain he’s not earning his keep

    (i will admint i’m one of those ppl from time to time)

  358. GrimJim says:

    Oh, please! Boone will just bench Robert for three games. He’ll have to walk around Brantford with a rent-a-cop trailing his every move, Ian will tell us thow this will be a great learning experience for Serious while TripleX will find some obscure columnist who’ll question Boone’s ability to run a blog, and Punkster will start a “FREE SERIOUS” campaign; then claim victory when Serious gets reinstated after JD sprains his pinkie and Boone realizes that without SF09 he’ll have to travel to Hamilton to do the Prospect Report.

  359. VancouverHab says:

    We’ve been winning without P.K. — we’ll see about Gomerlessness. He was big on our goal tonight, & it looks pathetic at this point.

  360. twocents says:

    Weeeelll, look at Pleks, I mean he’s so uncreative. And that Hossa guy in Chicago… so boring. Or whada ’bout Datsyuk, no creativity I tell ya?

  361. matrags says:

    what class is that  …..one with an opinion.I like run and gun hockey and he is suited to that style ,speed with a high risk reward. underwritten with a high degree of talent,ala the edmonton teams of the gretsky era , and perish the thought a bit like the habs of the seventies or lest on betray my age , the flying frenchmen .

  362. DearyLeary says:

    Washington Capitals.  You see a ring on Ovie’s finger?

  363. bwoar says:

    Dinosaurs perished too.

    Subban needs coaching, like many kids his age.  If you are indeed as old as you pretend to be, you ought to be old enough to know better than to post such foolishness.  You think it’s 1979?  Teams that play disciplined hockey win Cups.  You want run-n-gun, watch the Capitals.  They play the “Ovechkin System” and in a million years that system will not win another Cup.

    Don’t you think that having The Great One, Messier, and an All-Star D had something to do with those Edmonton Cups?  Can you not see that the CH of 2010-11 doesn’t have a giant Hall of Fame wrecking crew in the lineup?

    The “class of poster” thing is a myth – there’s people who watch and understand modern hockey and there’s everyone else.  This site demonstrates it daily.

  364. matrags says:

    I dont need to prentend to be as old as I am , Its a fact , Yes and I remember how the great one and messier ended our run for five ,I watched the habs win more cups then you might remember,and I am familiar with disciplined teams  winnning cups .Your bravado betrays your inexperience , go change your diaper it stinks ……….

  365. DearyLeary says:

    Can’t compare the two times because the game has changed drastically over the past two decades.  The science of sport is honing skills better than before.  We’ve learned from Roger Neilson, and have turned teaching from game tapes into an art.  Young players are taking the spotlight away from veterans on a more consistent basis. 

    Positionally you can tell the difference: in net there’s no such thing as a ‘standup style’ anymore; defenders don’t have the time to set up an end to end rush; the neutral zone is more like a war zone.  

    Experience with the Canadiens in the 70s doesn’t mean a whole lot in today’s game.  It’s faster, more physical, better coached, and rules are actually enforced (holding/hooking/interference).  Looking to the glory days is an exercise in nostalgia, and doesn’t give us any insight into how to build a hockey team in today’s environment.  

  366. Chorske says:

    gretsky?

    OK, now I am really gonna take you seriously. ugh

    Moving along, I disagree that style and speed = high risk. Like twocents says below, all you need to do is look at Pleks or Hossa (+140 on his career!)- or even the dreaded Daniel F., one of the better two way guys in the game, to see that players can be creative and defensively responsible as well.

    PK can be creative all he wants. But he also has to stop turning over the puck, and telegraphing his point shot so far in advance that JoJo predicted it back in the late 1980s. I don’t think that is too much to ask.

  367. tophab says:

    the more he sits in the press box the better he gets ?

  368. matrags says:

    we ignore history at our peril……..ah the sheer arrogance of youth……….

  369. DearyLeary says:

    Not ignore, the Canadiens are the most storied team in the league for a reason.  But to look to the past to build a team in today’s NHL is rather silly.

  370. 24 Cups says:

    I just watched Cherry and his ‘performance’ at Toronto city council.  It was the lowest of all lows.  He was a complete self-centred jackass.  Having Cherry there  was a major lapse in judgement by the Ford brothers.

    I think my wife summed it up best when she said that Canadians won’t be able to make fun of Sarah Palin anymore.

  371. matrags says:

    I meant to stir the pot , one game yes  two maybe  but give me a break three, games  , or until we lose again  , then Webber sits, win or else , gun to your head diplomacy win your in lose your out , with rookies no less …..

  372. sims says:

    you’re focusing on all the negatives.  weber has played his best two games ever with the habs.  subban made mistakes and had too much pressure on him…so hes getting a  break.  this will help him keep his cocky-ness to an effective level and give him a small wakeup call.  maybe jm is trying to showcase the rest of the D for a potential trade or something.  or maybe he just feels that pk is the odd man out of a pretty solid d core we’ve been running for the past couple games.

    PK will be with this team for a very long time and will get back in the game soon.   for the first time since he joined the team, i think gorges needs a little break….he looks wounded out there…as anyone would playing with the speedy gill

  373. matrags says:

    I really think one game was enough , progressive discipline , Subban on balance thus far has been a positive , and sitting him this long has just focused more attention on him  where it is not needed ..

  374. VancouverHab says:

    Literary PS: M. Pednault writes “face aux vétérans. Le jeune à la réplique facile.” If that consistent use of ‘face’ is deliberate, the French sportwriters have an admirable prose quality. 

  375. Timo says:

    Khe… MAB is looking good. Ready to go, baby!

  376. DearyLeary says:

    Ferraro never shuts up, and in the end he says nothing of substance.

  377. yathehabsrule says:

    True, but I think he’d meet his match with Stubbs’ Kovalev Target practice video on the main page.

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  378. Harani says:

    Gord Miller can even make watching paint dry sound interesting.

    “It must be love!”

  379. JVF says:

    Now can we have PK back to carry the puck into the offensive zone on the PP, especially if Gomez is out?

  380. HardHabits says:

    Apparently Gomez being injured is good for the team.

  381. MathMan says:

    That’s what some of the comments about him would have you believe. I’m suddenly worried we may find out, in a hurry, that he wasn’t quite so worthless.

  382. SeriousFan09 says:

    Where’s SD? Shouldn’t he be organizing a parade of some kind that his fondest wish came true?

     

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

  383. usversusthem says:

    Am I the only one thinking, “What would P.K. look like as a forward?”

    Can anyone come up with a good reason not to use him as a forward? He’s fast, he’s tough, he can dangle, he’s got a good shot, we don’t need him on D for the time being, and we’re icing a forward corps that includes Tom Pyatt. Our goals-for right now is pretty pitiable. If you can use Weber as a forward, why the hell can you not use P.K. as one? 

  384. scrowe21 says:

    They used O’Byrne as a forward last year..lol

  385. punkster says:

    Come on folks. You gotta find the humour in this. I mean, the PP sucked for so long yet we continued to win, then the PP started to come together, then we lose Markov and the PP holds its own, then PK is out and still it’s holding on…and now this. Adversity. As Churchill said, “If you’re going to go through hell, keep going”.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  386. sidhu says:

    Pascal Leclaire.. a homeboy.. great, they always do well against us.

    And, if there’s a player looking for his first NHL goal, he will get it tonight.

    The players who PK upset, like Richards, will be using these scratches as ammo to get at PK.

  387. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Oh Pierre McGuire…he just can’t bring himself to say that Gomez is valuable – first he blames the poor 5 min PP on a lack of Markov (ignoring that the recent hot streak started after Markov got injured), then he blames the poor 4 min PP on a lack of Subban (ignoring how the hot streak has continued in Subban’s absence).

     

    It’s not rocket science McGuire…Gomez is a key member of our power play, even if he isn’t scoring, he’s vital.

  388. matrags says:

    of course it is rediculous, thats my point , benching him three games  or until they lose  or webber loses is rediculous , one game yes, two maybe, ,  but three is wrong ,

  389. Rudy says:

    What happened to Gomez??????????

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

  390. Danno says:

    Gomez. You can’t live with him. You can’t live without him.

     

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

  391. Hockey Socks says:

    I wonder if Kirk can suit up for the 3rd.

  392. thorandresson says:

    Not a good sign that Tinordi didn’t make the US Team, let’s he’s not another David Fischer type flop

  393. scrowe21 says:

    Meh, aslong as he can develop into a good shutdown D i’ll be happy. He’s got the size, he looked decent in the pre season. i didn’t expect him to put up points, or make the US team.

  394. SeriousFan09 says:

    The US Team can afford to be a lot more particular with the teams they compose now and Tinordi is just 18, he could make the squad as a 19-year old. Leblanc not making Team Canada in his draft year wasn’t a disaster.

     

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

  395. Timo says:

    Life is a … what was that word you used? :)

  396. punkster says:

    Highway?

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  397. larisalapointe says:

    Jeez, the score is 1-1……CHILL out.

  398. Propwash says:

    It won’t be if the Habs continue to play like this.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  399. MathMan says:

    Time for some intermission adjustments, methinks. This game is still quite winnable, though lack of Gomez will hurt. It throws the Habs’ matchup game severly out of whack.

  400. matrags says:

    exactly my point , you got it  you  got it……………..

  401. matrags says:

    exactly my point , you got it  you  got it……………..

  402. habaholic68NJ says:

    Enough is enough.  Can we please bring back PK now?   Without him and Gomez, we can not get into their zone without dumping it in.  

    I missed the first period but the team looks out of sync.  Passing is not crisp.

  403. punkster says:

    Please, let’s not go there again.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  404. VancouverHab says:

    Let’s see if SD gets his ‘monkey’s paw’ wish….

  405. Ayan_SB says:

    If they keep their winning streak going, will they eventually have to change their name to the Pittsburgh Crosbys?

  406. Chuck says:

    This may seem like an odd question, but does anyone know why the blues in the Forum didn’t contain a row “I”? There was an “H” and a “J”, with nothing in between…

     

    Centre Hice: one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens

  407. SeriousFan09 says:

    Habs endure two seasons of injuries with Halak on the roster, now the St. Louis Blues are getting wiped out. Clearly he’s bad luck and the Habs were right to trade him.

     

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

  408. HabFab says:

    Good luck with that one!

    If I may offer a theory, to prevent confusion between 1 and I on the tickets?

  409. Ian Cobb says:

    Gomez! Just keep doing what your doing me son,
    the team is winning and the points are still going in the standings
    column. Never mind these people that think you have to score goals to
    be a winner. we know that what you do for this club is second to none,
    and Martin will use you where ever, and you are able to adjust your
    game accordingly.

    By the way do these so called Hab Fans even
    know that Alfredson and Spezza have not registered a single point in
    the past 8 games. Do you think that Ottawa is ready to dump them,
    ridiculous!!

    We are a winning team this year boys and girls, if
    you are not happy with them and want to keep finding fault, then maybe
    you would like to remain behind with the losers.!

     Try to enjoy
    the positive strides that we have made over the past 5 or 6 years, it
    will lower your blood pressure, might even make you lovers again. There
    is so much to enjoy about our club, don’t dwell on the BS.

    Have fun tonight.

  410. Ian Cobb says:

    It was the Rockets number Chuck! After the riot, it was never used again.

  411. yathehabsrule says:

    Just caught the tail end of Nick Kypreos talking about P.K. Subban.

    Gave his take on the PK benching, but I thoroughly agree as to why he feels it has gone to three games. “It’s about winning.”

     

    ___________________________________________

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

  412. avatar_58 says:

    lol cmon, cut the dude some slack.

  413. Danno says:

    Because there’s no “I” in TEAM?

     

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

  414. Derek says:

    Boone, you for sure jinxed it, were going to a shootout tonight!

  415. Derek says:

    Boone, you for sure jinxed it, were going to a shootout tonight!

  416. Chuck says:

    Ha! That’s the first thing that came to mind when I noticed it.  :)

    Centre Hice: one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens

  417. Chuck says:

    I like that explanation, too, Ian! The Rocket was so good that the even retired the letter!  ;)

    Centre Hice: one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens

  418. HabFab says:

    But there is in equipe’…

  419. Ayan_SB says:

    But there’s an “I” in WIN :)

  420. SeriousFan09 says:

    Clearly, this site needs a sarcasm tag for posts.

     

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

  421. MICP says:

    Habs are the only team to not be involved in a shootout?

    I say they go to a shootout tonight.

  422. Ayan_SB says:

    According to Renaud Lavoie, Cammy’s got a new nickname for the young Dane, he’s calling him Larry. Eller hates it haha. 

  423. SeriousFan09 says:

    There is a “me” though if you’re poor at spelling.

     

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

  424. Castor says:

    Ian, I love ya and your insight is usually spot on. But I have to disagree with ya on Gomer (who I like but am disappointed with)

    I think the fact that Jacques Martin himself called him out a week or so ago proves that he actually isn’t doing his job. 

    Also, how many times has he had a shot on net and passed it to a player covered by two defenseman? 

    The fact of the matter, recently at least, we see this pattern:

    Gio and Poulit with Gomez- playing horribly, not scoring. We take Pouliot away from him, he starts scoring. We take Gionta away and he starts producing. We put AK with Gomez and he disappears. Put him back with Pleks and he’s back.

    Now Cammy is with Gomez and the only scoring he’s done is on the PP or, last game, when they took him away from Gomez!

  425. MICP says:

    Link for us usa folk please?

  426. Bill says:

    But apart from the appalling lack of offence, can it really be said that Gomez has been one of the hardest-working Habs? Or one of the defensive standouts?

    On the bright side, Andrei Kostitsyn has been great thus far and isn’t getting enough credit.

  427. petrov14 says:

    I had to format my PC a few days ago. Anybody got some links? ADTHE(?) or JustinTV?

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  428. C3P1 says:

    +1

    _________________________________________________

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

  429. solomio says:

    We may or may not beat the Sens. Remember the Habs always play down to the weaker team’s level.This usually results in a loss.

    I think this PK thing is terrible and that it shouldn’t be happening. If I were PK I’d be saying to my agent…get me the hell outta here I wanna play for a team that will let me shine.

    And if anybody here thinks Weber is or ever will be as good as or better than PK you’d be wrongo boyo.

    I don’t know what PK’s contract salary is…I guess entry level at about 800,000 ? No matter with his endorsement deals he soon won’t be worried about money so much ( ’cause he’ll have plenty ) and he therefore won’t be afraid of asking for a trade.

    I think a rift has been created and that it will not heal. I guarantee you for PK we could get the forward and the D man we covet.

    Some of you thought that the Habs are show casing Weber. Nope their icing PK and talking deals.

    Say it ain’t so.

  430. Ayan_SB says:

    That’s some epic trolling dude. *Thumbs up*

  431. petrov14 says:

    NM found it… http://atdhe.net/30172/watch-ottawa-senators-vs-montreal-canadiens

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  432. SeriousFan09 says:

    RDS Feed

    Disclaimer: You have Benoit Brunet

    TSN Feed

    Disclaimer: Pierre Mcguire

    Pick your poison.

     

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

  433. Ian Cobb says:

    Castor,

    We all get into the bottom of the drum at different points of our lives. Just hang in with this guy, he will pick himself up to expectation as all winners do. They are not Russian robots, they are just guys like us.

    I am not concerned one bit. YET!

  434. petrov14 says:

    Hahah nice, options.

    I choose PM because my French is tres…..bad.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  435. Keith says:

    Different announcer tonight.

  436. petrov14 says:

    Ohhhh. never say you hate a nickname, thats how it sticks.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  437. yathehabsrule says:

    Mute the audio on TSN/RDS and listen to CJAD

     

    Problem solved

    ___________________________________________

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

  438. punkster says:

    Great troll. Epic in fact. Good on ya Hans.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  439. TomNickle says:

    Yeah they really played down to the Devils’ level last week.

  440. SeriousFan09 says:

    If Bell wasn’t throttling my video streams (thankfully they haven’t blocked off the one I’m using tonight) I’d stick with RDS, my French sucks too but I love hearing “Tir et la BUT”.

     

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

  441. Castor says:

    I’m definitely not saying throw him in the minors or trade him…I just wish he’d kick in.

  442. petrov14 says:

    A rift that will not heal? Hahaha, best laugh of the night.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  443. win4ce says:

    Alfie has 0 points in 7 games. What are the odds he breaks that slump tonight?

  444. yathehabsrule says:

    You’ve got it all figured out, don’t you?

    ___________________________________________

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

  445. SeriousFan09 says:

    If I wanted to listen to the game 5 seconds out of sync I’d listen to Bob Cole when he calls the Habs on weekends.

     

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

  446. Danno says:

    That’s it. Bench Plecky

     

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

  447. VancouverHab says:

    RDS announcers say that Pleks just gave the Sens an early Christmas card…

  448. Keith says:

    Eller is very strong on his skates, makes a good move.

  449. andrewberkshire says:

    I hate playng the sens.

  450. Danno says:

    Lots of pep on the PED line

     

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

  451. Keith says:

    The ONLY way to fly.

  452. JD_ says:

    The Dep Line: On every corner and always have what you need.

  453. andrewberkshire says:

    Leclaire is so lucky.

  454. petrov14 says:

    Arrrrr how’d that saty out?

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  455. Landof10000lakesHab says:

    Your on the wrong web site.

  456. andrewberkshire says:

    Weber looks great.

  457. Keith says:

    Doogie Howser looks confused.

  458. andrewberkshire says:

    Nice! Cammalleri is starting to wake up.

  459. showey47 says:

    Cammy!!!!!!!!!!!

  460. Trenton_Romulox says:

    The power play is straight up clicking. Jeebus. 

  461. Danno says:

    The DEP-endable line

     

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

  462. petrov14 says:

    BAHAHAHA! Well done sir, well done.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  463. sidhu says:

    Did anyone else catch Pang’s comment during the 1st intermission — that PK needs to play the “white, er right” way?

    Someone better put that on YouTube

  464. king ddd says:

    apperenly sergi has 4 pts in 4 games, where’s dustin boyd at?

     

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  465. CBrady12 says:

    Man you guys are hilarious….seriously the worst fans in the nhl…go to pensionplanpuppets.com and read the comments…they cheer for the worst team in the league but they actually CHEER for the team…EVERY game win or lose…not constantly bitching like pre-pubescent girls 

  466. StevieM61 says:

    Let’s see . . . .

    1 – 5 minute power play . .any shots on goal???

    2 missed penalties . . .

     

    Let’s hope a meteor hits close by so they can call this . . .

     

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  467. Mrs.Price31 says:

    Since I’m not watching the game and relying on the comments and Boone to provide me with an action replay…

    What’s wrong with Gomez and how bad?

    “So why call her bad? From her, Kings are born”

  468. sidhu says:

    If Gomez is out for the next game, what should we do — play Boyd… call up Pacioretty… or Maxwell… or Descharnais?

    Here’s what we do:

    AK46-PleksGio
    Pouliot-Eller-Cammy
    Pacioretty-Halpern-Darche
    Pyatt-Lapierre-Moen

  469. StevieRay says:

    What the hell’s with Gomez …. did he quit on us……???

  470. Ian Cobb says:

    Why Why!! do we continue to bang the puck at the net? yes shoot any time you can, but come on, make a play in front and beat the tender that way. But to continue to just bang the puck, well, forget it.

    Now that that little rant is over, 3rd period belongs to the hungry!!!

    Theses two points are not important to staying ahead of the Sen’s, it is very important in staying the 2nd best team , BY POINTS, in the league.

  471. andrewberkshire says:

    This game kind or reminds me of last season. Dominate the 1st period and get nowhere, then get dominated in the second.

  472. sims says:

    i did catch that!  nice apology panger

  473. habs001 says:

    ottawa is playing plecks the same way the flyers play him..real tough and plecks has trouble when this happens…today the pp is poorly managed…darche is not a pp player same with halpern…we are missing players on the pp who have quick hands…some of these players when pressured cough up the puck as they dont have the skill to make a play. we have had pp success lately but many of our goals have not come from structured plays and when those goals stop coming we will be in pp slump again..ak46 played well in the first but he was terrible in the second

  474. byrneoNL says:

    Hopefully! I am, lol

  475. king ddd says:

    ill give desharnais a shot..imo i think we should keep patches in the A until neard the end of theseason, like what we did with PK

     

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

     

  476. scrowe21 says:

    Lol @ all the Gomez comments

  477. JD_ says:

    Don’t it always seem to go
    That you don’t know what you’ve got
    Till it’s gone
    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot

  478. Ian Cobb says:

    Never Steve, He just dropped in for a beer!!

  479. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bad back for Gomez? that’s ****  news. That can mean anything, four games or four months.

     

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

  480. Just A Guy says:

    Wouldn’t the habs have to put Boyd on recall waivers to play him?

  481. Rudy says:

    Someone please fill those of us in who don’t know what happened to Gomez

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

  482. andrewberkshire says:

    All of a sudden the whole team letting off the gas is because Gomez isn’t playing? Because this has never happened with him in the lineup? Wake up folks, that’s ridiculous.

    The real reason the PP is struggling is because Hamrlik has had a fantastic stretch of games anchoring it and he’s having an off night, end of story.

  483. StevieM61 says:

     

    You go Joni . .

     

    Your friend Neil . . .

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  484. SeriousFan09 says:

    Habs now saying lower-body for Gomez from Stubbs and Arpon Basu.

     

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

  485. savethepuck says:

    Did you just stop in for a visit, cause I thought that was pretty funny

  486. Just A Guy says:

    Habs’ centers are scrambling and the forwards aren’t sure how to set up, Camms looks like hes trying to do it on his own, though they all seem to be backchecking. High shot count from bad angles even though Price made a few good saves. Let’s hope they can adjust for the third.

  487. StevieM61 says:

    They have no idea what to do because run and gun is not working . .

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  488. TorontoHabsFan says:

    TSN can’t figure it out – he played a shift in the 2nd and left the ice in no obvious discomfort…but never came back.

    It’s not like he was hit or anything.

  489. OneTimer says:

    hahahahah did anyone see the TSN promo for tomorrow’s Leafs-Penguins? Something about whether the Penguins can withstand the “barrage from the Leafs’ snipers” with like three clips in a row of Kessel. Man they pimp that team so hard it’s got bruises

  490. andrewberkshire says:

    I saw a lot of fumbling the puck. But it’s not like Gomez is the only guy who can gain the zone. It’s a ridiculous notion. Is him being off the PP a detriment? Absolutely, but is it as big of a detriment as losing Markov and Subban cumulatively? No. There’s the bigger problem. Picard for example, was horrificly bad on PP in the second period.

  491. JD_ says:

    Durin’ the 5-minute major, the Habs did not carry the puck into the zone even once, Andrew. The Sens played an aggressive D-game and shut down the dump & chase. Consistently.

    Had very little to do with Hammer cuz the Habs never really managed to set up. The D-men never had time to penetrate behind the play.

  492. VancouverHab says:

    See, that is a very keen insight, of the type that had me thinking–after your exchange with $0.2 yesterday– that the all-around unworthiness (and, I believe, plain unpopularity) of Jack Todd having been established, have you ever thought of angling yourself forward as a replacement for him on The Gazette?

    You like writing; you are recognised for your Habs acumen; you are strongly opinionated (not pejoratively meant) but fair-minded; you love the Habs but aren’t a homer. Would be a win for everyone (even morally salutory for Mr. Todd) I should say.

    ‘Who Dares, Wins’…

  493. HardHabits says:

    McGuire says Canadiens reporting lower body injury, Gomez is out for the game.

  494. andrewberkshire says:

    HALPERN!!!!!

  495. punkster says:

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  496. Propwash says:

    WOOOOO!!!!! Yay secondary scoring!

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  497. TorontoHabsFan says:

    4 games ago

  498. JD_ says:

    Easy there, Andrew.

    There are three guys who do it consistently: Gomer, Markov, and PK. The latter is sittin’, the former is injured.

    Gomer’s the only one playin’ tonight. With Gomer out, the PP setup thus becomes elusive and the D-men have no time to follow the play into the o-zone. Has nothin’ to do with Hammer’s play.

  499. andrewberkshire says:

    See I saw them gain the zone several times and the puck went out right away from the defense failing to hold it in at the point.

  500. StevieRay says:

    I’m with you on that Ian !!! Shipped a container load of xmas trees to the ROCK !… life is good my man

  501. JD_ says:

    A dump and chase battle does not constitute puck possession because the D has to hedge its positionin’.

  502. Propwash says:

    The Wings play more of a run and gun style of game I think, the kind we’re good at.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  503. Flabadagub says:

    Martin is an oppressor.

  504. SeriousFan09 says:

    Subban in the press box for 3 straight? Okay,  I understood the benching in light of the Oilers gaffe and wanting Subban to learn a lesson about his spot not being guaranteed but this is going a bit far for me now. Senators have a sleepy offence and this might be more of an offensive battle than we’d like.

     

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

  505. Danno says:

    Don’t forget the Weber experiment a few weeks back. He played forward for two games.

     

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

  506. Robert L says:

    From Dany Dube of CKAC….

    http://www.ckac.com/audioplayer.php?mp3=86545

    Subban is not being sat out for on ice mistakes, there are matters of conduct and discipline within the team that is being addressed in his case.

    There’s no big shocker here, nor a particular incident Dube points at. Just a rookie who may not understand that in certain team situations he must not act like he’s a vet. His play on the ice does not dictate his standing in the room.

    Very interesting view, if one can read between the lines…

    The PK talk starts about 2:50 in on the progress bar.

  507. matrags says:

    he is just too dammmed upppity for his own good……..Cherry was right  I guesss……..I am getting  old

  508. TommyB says:

    Too bad the audio clip is in french.  I understood none of it.  However, from what you are saying I certainly do get the Reader’s Digest idea of it. 

    Interesting, to say the least, but no big deal or shocker as you say.  Perhaps a case of a rookie getting just a little too much media attention, and having it go to his head a bit.  I know Josh Gorges took PK out to dinner the other night (as per interview on TSN), and this could be a move by one of the more level-headed and respected players on the team taking Subban aside and explaining a few things to him.  None of this is having an extreme, dire, effect on the team.  The team is playing well with or without PK in the lineup, as they are with or without Markov in the lineup.  Funny how some Habs fans don’t seem to grasp that, eh!  Sure, one could make a case that the Habs are better with PK in the lineup, but not overwhelmingly better I would say.  I like that JM is paying attention to these things and addressing it in a direct way.  I feel there was a divide in the room a few years ago, and this has to be prevented from occurring again.  PK is a rookie.  He should be treated as such.  That is only fair to the rest of the team, each of whom had paid his dues in the same way not so long ago.  Respect is not given, it is earned.  It doesn’t matter if it is on the ice, or in the room.

  509. soperman says:

    But the best part about McSplooge is that when the Habs are winning he first goes into denial (the other team has them on the ropes) and then he gets depressed.  His voice goes really soft and monotone.  It is like he is really hurt – emotionally.

  510. DrA says:

    As one of old my schoolmates from London Ontario, who was a Habs fan, used to say; they play better in French.

  511. avatar_58 says:

    Front page is busted – IE8 :( (I use it at work)

  512. MikeMcLaren says:

    Agreed… I sent Dave an e-mail asking who we should contact on the technical side (included a screen shot with the error).

    It’s not just you :)

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  513. larisalapointe says:

    I think we’ll be pleasantly surprised, if not then we can bitch. LOL

  514. Robert L says:

    He’s young and inexperienced in certain ways. No crime here, but he’s being taught and in the long run it is a good thing. It should not alter his on ice behavior much if he seizes the lesson.

  515. yathehabsrule says:

    “Cherry was right  I guesss”

    Bite your tongue!

    ___________________________________________

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

  516. SeriousFan09 says:

    Halpern continues to be the best value-on-the-dollar player in the NHL.

     

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

  517. moser17 says:

    Beauty!! Halpern had pitch-perfect patience on that one…

  518. StevieM61 says:

     

    OK !

    Now that I liked !

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  519. CBrady12 says:

    Ok so can everyone kindly remove their tampons now….

  520. StevieM61 says:

    Waiting to trade mine to the Leafs for their next next 6 first rounders . .

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  521. petrov14 says:

    WHOOOOOOOOO!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  522. Danno says:

    I’m so Halpy for Jeff!

     

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

  523. MathMan says:

    You know, I was thinking, “sheet, where’s our center depth with Gomez out”, and I totally forgot about Jeff Halpern.

    So yeah. 

  524. Keith says:

    Jeff Halpern = The New Metro

  525. Ian Cobb says:

    Never in doubt!!!!

  526. JD_ says:

    Just read that a Bell Centre usher has called in a fully-equipped unit of the U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations Command’s 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta Combat Applications Group to keep an eye on Soobs in the pressbox.

    Now, I’m no military tactician nor strategist - I just play one on the Internet – but it just seems like a bit of overkill.

  527. Matt_in_TO says:

    You sure that’s not Boone’s bodyguard?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  528. yathehabsrule says:

    I think that security detachment was actually meant to protect the press box attendees from any tee-shirst getting launched up there.

    Obviously not doing their job if Boone managed to snag one!

    ___________________________________________

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

  529. merlin_24cups says:

    WOW……I didn’t know that the Habs were cheap with their security…..I figured they go top dollar and get the JTF2. Best hot dogs in the league and mediocre security just doesn’t make sense. LOL

  530. NafSbah says:

    It’s a Channukah miracle

  531. Propwash says:

    Give that Halpern guy a raise!

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  532. HardHabits says:

    Great character on this team. Important people go down or are sat, and others step it up. Team still needs Gomez.

  533. OneTimer says:

    Woooo looks like JM gave them a good lil’ pep talk after all!!!

  534. petrov14 says:

    Give that guy an extension.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  535. avatar_58 says:

    Halpern, Eller – you guys NEED to prove you can take Gomez’ spot. PLEASE!

  536. StevieM61 says:

    Hal Gill . .

    Human pylon and puck vending machine

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  537. olematelot says:

    Completely different team so far this period

  538. showey47 says:

    Take the shot eller.

  539. Propwash says:

    Eller shoulda pulled the trigger

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  540. OneTimer says:

    Lovin’ Eller’s game right now

     

    edit: you gotta shoot that one though bud!!

  541. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    I’d love to see Eller score the Cup-winning goal against Halak, if only to shove it in McGuire’s face :-)

  542. andrewberkshire says:

    I can’t wait until a couple years from now when Eller is a 65 point player and Maguire talks about how he called it from day one that the Habs got equal value for Halak. Can. Not. Wait.

  543. byrneoNL says:

    You sir have offended Pylons everywhere. They’re much harder to navigate!

    Go Habs Go

  544. byrneoNL says:

    The HAbs did get equal value for Halak. They were able to sign Pleks, keep Price, AND get Eller. All of those things were possible, by letting Halak go.

  545. OneTimer says:

    (I’ll go ahead and reply to myself…hehe)

    Also, what a donkey McGuire is, calling Halak for Eller “sheer larceny”…I mean it’s nothing new to us, but wow this guy is a tool!

     

     

  546. moser17 says:

    Why does the score read 0-0 on TSN?

    Edit: Never mind. They fixed it.

    Why did I re-post this?

  547. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    sidenote: Happy to see fellow Newfoundlander Luke Adam get his first NHL goal tonight, against the dreaded Bruins no less!

    (weird, the TSN update came on just as I was about to click “Post comment”)

  548. olematelot says:

    Gotta win some board battles

  549. avatar_58 says:

    If I were Cammy that would infuriate me…..christ. I like you moen but damn…

  550. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    He probably called the Nieuwendyk-for-Iginla deal “sheer larceny” too…..you gotta give the kid a bit of time

  551. habaholic68NJ says:

    Why is Moen still with cammi?

  552. habsfaninboston says:

    No tripping?

  553. showey47 says:

    I was going to call trip on darche but i think the diving sens dman caught the puck first.

  554. showey47 says:

    GIO!!!!!!!!!!

  555. andrewberkshire says:

    Gotta love the Captain.

  556. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    BEAUTY of a shot. Love it.

  557. habsfaninboston says:

    Gioooooooooooooooooooo!

  558. SeriousFan09 says:

    Dallas got a Cup from the Niuwendyk deal at the end of the day, Dallas got a ton of ground and inroads as a franchise with that win. Calgary might have a Cup themselves with Iginla, if they had built a team around him.

     

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

  559. showey47 says:

    Calgary should have won the cup in game 6 against the bolts.

  560. SeriousFan09 says:

    “What’s this instant replay nonsense about?”

    Way more questionable call than ‘No Goal’ in ’99 ever was.

     

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

  561. StevieM61 says:

    To be honest,I work within stone throwing distance of Scotiabank Place and I make a point of running over some pylons on my way out of work on Sens home game nights . . .. .

     

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  562. Propwash says:

    CAMMI!!!!! Let the floodgates open!

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  563. petrov14 says:

    Hello Cammalleri, hello lethal PP. Nice to have ya’s back.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  564. C3P1 says:

    MIIIICHAEL CAMMMMMALLLLERRRRIIIIIIIIIIII

    _________________________________________________

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

  565. Keith says:

    Great footie play by Darche!

  566. andrewberkshire says:

    Darche just never gives up on a play. Love that guy.

  567. Propwash says:

    Wow, Pleki!

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  568. VancouverHab says:

    Hey Gomophobes: Scott Gomez gets dirty in front of the net and a speculative pass-shot by Cammi goes in.

    Earning his salary, one elite-veteran play at a time…

     

  569. andrewberkshire says:

    He’s been better lately, but let’s be honest for a second, he sent a tape to tape pass to Alfredsson, who messed up and gave it to Cammalleri. That wasn’t an elite-veteran play.

  570. JD_ says:

    Fairly certain Red runs interference for Boone.

  571. habs_1993 says:

    well, if Gomez is out and no callups, looks like we’ll be seeing Boyd….anyone remember him?

  572. habs365 says:

    Habs made good on ottawa’s turnovers…Habs playing good……..

  573. StevieM61 says:

    Who called 4 – 1 ?

    C’mon psychics . .. .

    Bullet holes in my mirrors . . . .

  574. Harani says:

    The worst part about the game being on TSN is that if the Habs lose, we have to hear Pierre McGeel rant about how the Habs are not for real and that people are just over reacting and that the Habs will start to lose somewhere. Geez! And anyone else notice how this season, most of the time, Pierre is always with Chris Cuthbert and Ray Ferraro is with Gord Miller? Coincidence? 

    “It must be love!”

  575. Kappy says:

    I can’t stand that nerd McGuire.  I dislike him so much that I actually watch the game on RDS over TSN.  The kicker is I don’t understand French!

  576. avatar_58 says:

    Actually he rated us the #1 canadian team, and not just on points. I was impressed.

  577. 24 Cups says:

    I’ll take Pierre Maguire over Ray Ferraro any day of the week.

    Gord Miller is one of the best in the business.  I just love this guy.

  578. Keith says:

    Cammy is flying tonight!

  579. Castor says:

    Ian!

     

    Gomez is trying to shut me up

  580. Harani says:

    NEWS FLASH: Sens suck! Now back to my physical chemistry! 

    “It must be love!”

  581. petrov14 says:

    http://www.justin.tv/exou05?#/w/627509200/2

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  582. Propwash says:

    What kinda Habs fan are you? Studying when you should be watching the game……

    Just kidding of course.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  583. andrewberkshire says:

    Ottawa is getting absolutely dominated in all 3 zones and all Maguire can talk about is how great the Sens structure is? Watch the game Pierre!

  584. Arune Singh says:

    The DEP-endable line is freakin awesome. They don’t wanna be anybody’s third line and they play like it.

    Picard’s looking good today too. Doesn’t let up.


    Thank You Saku. Thank you Halak. Thank you to all who wear the CH.

  585. Propwash says:

    Gomez in the dressing room, maybe some of you got your wish.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  586. andrewberkshire says:

    Extremely weak call on Gorges.

  587. Keith says:

    Pathetic call on Gorges.

  588. C3P1 says:

    andrew, it’s pierre – he says things like “alex ovechkin and sidney crosby don’t like each other” and “jonathan toews is an excellent leader”

    _________________________________________________

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

  589. Danno says:

    Josh sit down. PK get up

     

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

  590. petrov14 says:

    Damn, PK usually fairs better than that…

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  591. punkster says:

    Ouch. After such a good period.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  592. Exit716 says:

    That has to be stopped.

  593. andrewberkshire says:

    Don’t like Alfredsson’s poor sportsmanship there. The puck was in, you saw it Daniel, don’t shoot it in again like a junior B player.

  594. C3P1 says:

    are they serious?

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

  595. Hockey Socks says:

    Gorges just got unlucky on that play. Lost a step, stick caught in the wrong place.

  596. MathMan says:

    Honestly? They’re sort of due for dominating a game and losing it. *shrug*

  597. Harani says:

    Went in off a Spacek body part. Stick or skate or something.

    “It must be love!”

  598. king ddd says:

    something tells me CP isnt on his game onight.. but hey even the greats have a stinker once in a while, might as well get over with it

     

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  599. petrov14 says:

    Dominating period and we come up even, crap-o-la.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  600. C3P1 says:

    considering that was a perfect goal…I ain’t worried.  hes proven everybody wrong – that goal was just a bad breakdown at a bad time.

    _________________________________________________

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

  601. king ddd says:

    well  i really hope he proves me wrong

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  602. petrov14 says:

    Has Boone reached 1000 comments yet this season?

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  603. SeriousFan09 says:

    Took Bell 10 minutes to figure out my new video stream and block me. Thankfully, Thursday afternoon I get my new service installed. Damned if I’m renewing on my Bell cell phone at the end of my contract either.

     

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

  604. habs001 says:

    it is not easy to get a top 6 forward…if we are unable to get a top 6 we need to upgrade players like pyatt,lapps and moen with forwards that are also gritty but can score goals…

  605. Hockey Socks says:

    Yikes.

    Darren Pang,
    when suggesting Subban follow Pietrangelo’s example as a young defenseman says, “(Pietrangelo) does
    everything the white way (oops) – the right way.” Innocent mistake, but kind of funny.

  606. scrowe21 says:

    “Alex Pietrangelo does everything on and off the ice the white…right way “

    something along those lines…awkward….LOL

  607. solomio says:

    Hey 5 Cent, Punky & Ayan…serioulsy I ain’t no troll… but thanks for the accolades.

    I am of the opinion that PK is a franchise player and that the Habs ain’t looking for that.

  608. itpf says:

    anybody else catch that on TSN. “the white way… the right way”. ouch.

  609. geo_habsgo says:

    He should show more respect or risk being spanked on the bum like P.K

  610. Exit716 says:

    Whatever. Six shots. One goal. Read the stats.

     

  611. itpf says:

    guess I’m slow on the draw.

  612. CBrady12 says:

    caught that too…hilarious 

  613. SeriousFan09 says:

    Oh no! I guess that means Price will be letting in a goal every six shots from now on.

     

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

  614. DearyLeary says:

    hahaha, yeah.  But Panger’s so innocent it’s just funny.

  615. C3P1 says:

    yes, read the stats – 16-7-2, 1.96, .935.  now what?

    _________________________________________________

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

  616. RJB says:

    Agreed the Habs totally don’t want a franchise player…wait what? The habs recognize PK as a fantastic player, but he needs to learn, and he will! Not a big deal, the sky wont fall because Subban sat for a few games.

    “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

  617. CBrady12 says:

    ok 25 gpi 1st in nhl, 16 w 1st in nhl, .935 sv pct 3rd in nhl, 1.96 gaa 5th in nhl, 4 so 2nd in nhl….yeah those are some stats for ya….please stop wasting space on this site with your negative and completely moronic posts.

  618. savethepuck says:

    Tough for a keeper to stay sharp when he’s not seeing much rubber but I don’t blame that one on him anyway

  619. saskhabfan says:

    You clearly haven’t been here that long. The site douche’s like exit would only blame a goal like that on a defenceman when it was halak in net. That same guy that has seen more pulls this season then an unlicensed massage clinic.

     

     

     

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

  620. larisalapointe says:

    Thank you, you speak for many.

  621. olematelot says:

    yeah, sure

  622. observer says:

    what do you mean?

  623. VancouverHab says:

    Hey, stop trying to confuse the issue with facts ;–)

  624. andrewberkshire says:

    Gomez going to the net on every shift lately is enough for me to stop talking about him. He’s been good.

  625. joeybarrie says:

    BRIAN GIONTA WITH A CAPTAINS GOAL………….

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

  626. punkster says:

    That’s why he wears the C. Great shift.

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  627. moser17 says:

    Nicely said.  4 goals in 5 games.  Gotta look up to that leadership.

  628. avatar_58 says:

    GIOOOOOOOOOOOOO WOO!

  629. petrov14 says:

    GIO!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  630. Mrs.Price31 says:

    GIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    and unasisted too!!

    “So why call her bad? From her, Kings are born”

  631. Hockey Socks says:

    You needed that on the anniversary of Beliveau’s captaincy!

  632. Danno says:

    Captain Gigantic!

     

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

  633. joeybarrie says:

    Who needs assists?

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

  634. Keith says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Gio’s got one Hell of a shot!

  635. OneTimer says:

    I like that he didn’t wind up for his slap shot on the rush like he usually does, just a quick-release wrister…noyce.

  636. byrneoNL says:

    Tough slip for Panger .. “PK needs to start doing stuff the white way … er right way”

  637. OneTimer says:

    I wouldn’t be too upset if we lost this in OT (giving the extra point to a non-contender) in order to justify bringing back P.K. for the nasty bruisin’ back-to-back we have coming up. We need Subban’s nasty for those games and he’s going to come out of the gates like a bat out of hell. I wouldn’t want to be the first guy he hip checks in his first game back.

     

    Go Habs go!

  638. savethepuck says:

    That could be a costly slip of the tongue for Panger. 

  639. CBrady12 says:

    I doubt it

  640. yathehabsrule says:

    nah

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

  641. DownwithBobBarker says:

    don’t know if anyone else noticed this, but my gf pointed out a pretty ridiculous freudian slip on the part of darren pang on TSN… comparing Subban to Pietrangelo he said piet does things “the white-the right way”  any one else catch it?

  642. DownwithBobBarker says:

    damn you guys are fast… at least we weren’t the only ones who noticed

  643. yathehabsrule says:

    Cherry is probably sitting at home wondering, “How come they won’t let ME say that?”

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

  644. byrneoNL says:

    It’s not like Subban was asian and Panger told him to quit playing the wong way in some kind of mocking tone.

    “Right Way” is a bit of a tongue twister, if you try saying it fast. It was totally innocent, but I’m sure he still feels like a heel.

  645. Josh says:

    Remember last season when Spacek and Hamrlik got burnt out from playing so many minutes? Yeah well, they’re a year older and still putting up huge minutes.

  646. observer says:

    but he benched the best d-man on the team. kept an un-needed d-man on the roster instead of sent to hamilton – er i mean as the media tells you gullible – “a learning process” and the masses swallow this garbage.

  647. observer says:

    3 days between games – martin does not know how to get them ready AGAIN! easy to play the next day but give them 3 days off martin doesnt have a clue. tonight 5th such time 3 or more days going into game will be 1-4 after tonight!

  648. punkster says:

    Nice to see you back to your JM bashing Tony. When do you start up on Gauthier again?

    Reverse psychology worked for Price…Trade PK now while his value is high. DO IT PG!!

  649. olematelot says:

    try posting something intelligent

  650. JD_ says:

    Habs just need to keep playin’ their game through the 2nd. Sens are playin’ perimeter hockey.

    McGuire is ridiculous and Dreger should quit tryin’ to smile when Duthie is askin’ the question. His “smile” is more forced than Benoit’s.

  651. makka83 says:

    Some of you guys suck. The channel I posted has been turned off. I have been using it for weeks…

     

    Please don’t post links to games here again. If you don’t have a link, google it…

  652. itpf says:

    well, it’s all over twitter now… oh boy.

  653. showey47 says:

    They will review that one.

  654. andrewberkshire says:

    I don’t understand why the Habs always have so much trouble with Foligno, he’s a terrible hockey player.

  655. PrimeTime says:

    that’s good

  656. petrov14 says:

    Sorry Elliot, no break in period of you.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  657. habsfaninboston says:

    Hammer time!

  658. scrowe21 says:

    Hammer Time casually taps it in

  659. avatar_58 says:

    Woah, how the hell did Hamr hit that?

  660. Danno says:

    It’s gotta be good

     

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

  661. SeriousFan09 says:

    The Hammer!

     

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

  662. showey47 says:

    Poor leclaire man,no luck at all.

  663. petrov14 says:

    ITS GOOOOOD!  \O/

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.


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