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On balance, a good January.


But a bummer of an ending heading into the ASG break.


  1. PeterD says:

    Ian, from your lips (Keyboard) to the hockey God’s ears….I always hope we spank them but alas I am of the opinion that our team lacks physical size and toughness to really get it done against the current Flyers squad….But I hope I am wrong tonight and we pull out a tough win.

  2. Exit716 says:

    He was channelling his inner-Komisarek from that LA bar.


  3. Castor says:

    I appreciate the “Great Outdoors” reference.

    And I agree with mostly everything you said. But I think, if we lose tonight, it’ll be of the two or three nothing variety.

  4. Bill says:

    The Habs really have to stop taking so many cheap penalties. It’s the biggest flaw in their game: gives momentum away to the other side. If they can do that, and if MaxPac and Darche keep going to the net, they’ve got as good a shot at beating the Flyers as anyone.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  5. Danno says:

    I Sena-turd the motion


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

  6. Chuck says:

    Great teenage angst movie, by the way.

  7. avatar_58 says:

    You know we could be nicer, seeing as the habs aren’t exactly #1 right now

  8. Gormdog says:

    *seconds the motion*

  9. sidhu says:

    hahaha… that’s gold, Jerry, gold!

  10. Mike Boone says:

    Why did Kulemin go anywhere near that scrum? And why did he take a couple (admittedly ineffectual) pokes at Gleason? He was engaged, and that was that.

  11. PeterD says:

    Please, you have to be kidding.  Re-watch the video at the 12 second mark.

    Kulemin comes into the scrum jabbing Gleason with gloved hand and stick still in hand…Gleason dropped his stick and his basic response looks like “OK you want to go, it’s on”…then drops his gloves and starts protecting himself.

    Kulemin go what he was after and a bit of what he didn’t think he might get.  Sort of a shame when someone like a Kulemin can go around acting so tough because they have goons like Colton Orr or Beauchmin on his team.  He got what he deserved.  Lesson learned (if he’s smart).

    I don’t blame Gleason at all…of coures I am not a Leafs fan and basically could not give a crap what those goofs do on that team.


  12. SensFanSpezza says:

    Right here, my friend.  And I meant the CANES will catch the Habs, not the Sens.  Even I’m not THAT delusional.  The Canes will catch the Habs.  Feel free to come back and quote me then.

  13. Gormdog says:

    People go into scrums all the time, but they go to hold others back, trash talk, mayyyybe facewash. If you fall under the umbrella of “softies” (see Kulemin, Nik), you shouldnt be throwing actual punches with your gloves on against a nasty player. It aint pretty and for sure It’s a major penalty on Gleason, but, 110% Kulemin had it coming.

  14. Da Hema says:

    What is this lesson to which you refer?

  15. Da Hema says:

    I always believed Carolina was a dirty hockey team, and Gleason’s “fight” with Kulemin was in my opinion another example confirming this view. Kulemin? Betty White would distinguish herself better in a fight than would Kulemin, and surely Gleason knows that. What goes around comes around….

  16. Gormdog says:

    Disagree. Kulemin threw two shots at Gleasons face. Same thing this as the Gudbranson clobbering (if you go in the scrum throwing punches, be prepared to take a few back) minus the linesman holding him.

  17. OneTimer says:

    Sure, Gleason went all Hulk on a young Russian with no fighting history, but at least Kulemin learned an important NHL lesson last night…

  18. Da Hema says:

    Such things go on in every scrum without formal fights arising. Gleason whipped off his gloves so fast and launched an upper cut that even a player like Chris Nilan wouldn’t have been able to respond…at least initially. Kulemin? C’mon guys….

  19. Gormdog says:

    That if you punch someone in the face, twice, expect to be punched back….

  20. temekuhabs says:

    Just hope Les Boys play a good, hard game before AS break!

  21. Da Hema says:

    If Gleason were my teammate, I would not have much respect for him after that. I would consider him to be…dirty, just like I originally claimed.

  22. Da Hema says:

    They looked more like “shoves” rather than “punches” to me….

  23. temekuhabs says:

    From what I ssen, Kulemin was punching Gleason (albeit with gloves ON) but what does he expect Gleason to do?? Kulemin should have not got involved. I’m sure he knew who Gleason was.

  24. Gormdog says:

    I guess it all comes down to how we see the scrum. To me, Kulemin was not acting on normal scrum protocal, per se. When you give two jabs (middle ground between shove and punch) to the face of a guy who is clearly gonna come back twice as hard… You are askin for it.


    But I will have to “disagree” with my initial “disagree”, because you are right. Whether or not i feel like Kulemin “had it coming” or not, it is definitely a cheap shot, which is what you were talkin about!

  25. Gormdog says:

    And, it’s a miracle, i thought things like this “sucker punch” only happened to teams that had no goons? Wheres the respect for the skill players?


    Toronto is goon mania, but there is no fear of said goons anymore… Players rough up the Kulemins of the world even moreso and hopes the Colton Orrs of the world take a stupid 2 min penalty..

  26. OneTimer says:

    Speaking of Ottawa, where’s SensFanSpezza these days? I saved a lil’ haiku of his from only a few weeks ago:


    Sens losing to Canes.

    Who cares? They willl catch Habs soon.

    No playoffs for you. -SensFanSpezza Dec. 29, 2010


    …Emphasis mine!

  27. OneTimer says:

    Two gloved lefts to the face, most of the time those dudes are just gonna take it, but this time it really set Gleason off. Like I said, lesson learned!

  28. StevieRay says:

    Scrum protocal HUH ???… what’s next the ” code ” ..
    I ‘ve always figured that if you start something you better be ready to finish it .
    Lets hope Kulemin learned his lesson .. you would of thought one of those ” tuff ” leafs would of squared things up later in the game !!

  29. sidhu says:

    I disagree, too — they were engaged.  A player not having a fighting record doesn’t entitle him to hit the other guy in the face, nor does it preclude the other player from responding.  (Notice I said responding — Gleason did not initiate). 

    In any case, here is what the Leafs coach himself said about it:

    “They were in a fight,” Wilson said after the game. “He got it right in the face. The appropriate action happened. It wasn’t a sucker punch or anything. Kulie was throwing punches with his gloves on and Gleason dropped his gloves and beat him to the punch.”

  30. joeybarrie says:

    Sorry SFS. I don’t buy it. I remember the posts you two were going back and forth about, and your Sens were called out for playing poorly this season. You replied by saying that they would catch up to the Habs… By the way, the Canes also will not catch up to us.

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

  31. light_n_tasty says:


  32. CBrady12 says:

    Well its a good thing that you are not and have probably never been inside a dressing room…you dont completely lose respect for a TEAMMATE and think hes dirty because of one fight…a fight he had every right to end btw…it’s so obvious you have no idea what you are talking about its almost embarassing

  33. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Thats what it looked like to me. The leaf guy was all ready to go till he got dropped.  I don’t understand what this code is.  So a player grabs you and starts throwing shots and you’re supposed to what, look at the back of his jersey and make sure he’s a tough enough player that you’re allowed to hit?

  34. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Exactly!  Mess with the bull you’re gonna get the horns.

  35. PeterD says:

    Philly!  I hate that team and always have…loved the way the ’70’s Habs used to contain and tame them.  I think the Habs of that era were the only team with sufficient size, skill and yes truculence to put the Flyers where the belonged…on the losing end of games.

    Unfortunately, I don’t think our current version of the Habs have either the size, goal scoring finish or toughness up front or in the back end to consistently handle the Flyers this year.

    Having said that we did beat them earlier in the season, but in a 7 game series, if that were to come up again I feel this team would not make it out the other side as winners in that series.

    My hope as we go into tonights game is that we don’t lose anyone else to serious injury….keep your heads up boys, Philly is not a nice bunch of guys and they will finish every check.

  36. Bill says:

    Engaged? Just because you’re engaged to someone doesn’t give you the right to beat them up!

    Anyone else find the site working kind of sluggishly?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  37. Chuck says:

    They were questioning it last night on Versus, wondering if it was a sucker punch. I’m sorry, but Kulemin punched first so he got what he deserved.

    ps: Leafs suck.

  38. Harani says:

    A habs win tonight + a Bruins loss to the Panthers (but Panthers play the Rangers tonight) tomorrow will mean the Habs will enter the All-Star break 3rd in the East, leading the Northeast! Suffice to say tonight’s game will be HUGE!

    I have a good feeling about tonight. Go Habs Go!

    “It must be love!”

  39. HabFanSince72 says:

    Neither of those outcomes is likely. Both of them occuring is even less likely.


  40. HabFanSince72 says:

    Any Sens fan is a friend of ours. They probably hate the Leafs and Bruins as much as we do.

  41. Ian Cobb says:

    The Flyer’s are the best team in the League, there is no doubt. But they can be had with discipline, our speed and commitment to total team defence.

    We can take these guys by implementing the proper game plan. Going to be fun to watch how we do it. Enjoy!

  42. andrewberkshire says:

    That’s why they play the games Debbie Downer.

  43. Ian Cobb says:

    Peter, I think the boys will have their heads up tonight, and if we skate like we can and stay disciplined out of the box, we will take these schmucks.

  44. joeybarrie says:

    Two things Ian. Maybe your different than I am, but I do not think so.

    Absolutely right about what you said. It will indeed be fun to watch how we do it. Even if we come fairly close.

    But if they run all over us while we do not have all our big guns, then i have to say I will not have any fun at all, and will be angry until the next game which is about 6 months away in the Montreal Hockey Time Zone of my brain…

    I get so upset when we do not play to our potential and get beaten. I have no real anger when we play a good game and either win, lose or overtime. Even if we give a solid effort to come back in the third.

    ALAS I feel like today we will not prevail, and get beaten quite soundly maybe 5 or 6 to 1 or 2. I really really hope i am wrong, but the Flyers playing in an important game seem to be our weakness. Like in the 2 games last season we needed to beat them before the All Star break, and lost back to back…

    But before every game I am still hopeful, and hugely disappointed whel i am let down… Suck is being a delusional Montreal Canadiens Fan… THAT AND I HATE THE FLYERS. I hope PK smashes Richards so hard he has to leave the game cause he forgets his own name and keep repeating    PK,    PK BIG,    BIG PK CHASE ME… but of course is not injured or concussed cause that would be wrong….

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

  45. joeybarrie says:

    I am one of the biggest optimists around here, but alas i feel he is right…..

    BUT I AM STILL HOPEFUL and will be depressed if it doesnt happen…..

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

  46. Timo says:

    Then must play The System.

  47. J.J. of Turku says:

    This sucks.

    I planned to stay awake and watch the game, but I have to be sharp tomorrow. Guess I have to dream the victory first and wake up really early and then check if the dream was correct…

    Go Habs, GO!



  48. Chuck says:

    That’s the spirit! As the ’69 Mets said, “You Gotta Believe!”

  49. Da Hema says:

    That is fine. As I wrote below, if Gleason were my teammate I would hardly have much respect for him after that. Betty White may slap me, which is wrong, but it would be even more wrong for me to haymaker her. Betty White didn’t even get her gloves off last night.

  50. punkster says:

    And woe betide the Centurion who ignores the system!


  51. punkster says:

    We’ll do our best to cheer on your behalf J.J. Get a good nights sleep.


  52. Danno says:

    To hell with sleep JJ. Sleep is way overrated. As a Habs fan you must eat, sleep and drink hockey.


    And nothing else matters!



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

  53. Rugger says:

    I watched Inception last night, I do not plan on ever sleeping again.

  54. HFX-HabFan says:

    What a fine looking fourth line!  Love it!

  55. Ayan_SB says:

    Quiet folks. The System can hear you.

  56. StevieRay says:

    I’m retiring in May…I find myself already practising losing my sharpness..I like it … sorry JJ I’m stayin’ up !

  57. Propwash says:

    That’s one lucky kid!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  58. Propwash says:

    Don’t make The System angry, you won’t like it when it’s angry……..


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  59. billylove says:

    2 points tonight will really boost confidence for a strong finish. How to get 2 points? Simple, don’t give Philly the lead. When leading after the 1st, they are 17-1. After the 2nd, 26-1-2. We need a tight start, a focused Price and a 1-0 lead after one. Go Habs – get 2 2nite!!

  60. Danno says:

    I’m hoping PK teaches Richards the true meaning of respect tonight.


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

  61. SensFanSpezza says:

    Uh oh.  Did Arpon steal some of Booner’s thunder?  Nothing worse than someone passing off your ideas as his, is there?

  62. JIMVINNY says:

    Pierre just called St. Louis and Stamkos a “marriage made in heaven.”


    Projecting much, Pierre?

  63. Da Hema says:

    The NHL has its fair share of 6’1″ pussies and non-fighters. I am not losing sleep over what happened to Kulemin. All I am saying is if Gleason were my teammate I wouldn’t high-five him for his “courageous” battle with Kulemin.

  64. heartandgoal says:

    Who said impossible?

    We beat the Flyers 3-0 on the second night of their back-to-back.  They’re probably the best team in the league this season, they have incredible depth, and they trounced us in the playoffs last year.  So it ain’t unreasonable to think we’re in for a tough game.

    If the Habs are even remotely passive, it’s game over.  If they take more than 1 or 2 penalties per period, I think they will hand all the momentum over.  They need to be relentless in their skating.  The Flyers have been beating teams by applying ZERO forecheck.  They’ve played with 5 men back, forcing teams to dump the puck, then win battles along the boards against them, or to try to skate through 2 or 3 defenders.  Martin has had a few days to prepare and I’m VERY excited to see what the Habs have planned for trying to enter the zone.  If I were a betting man, I’d put money on Gomez and P.K. having great games.  I think their up-ice movement will figure prominently tonight.  I’d also bet that J.V.R. (who had like a billion shots saved in one of the last games we played), Briere, and Giroux may also have good games.

    Anyway…  here’s to great hockey!  I’m excited.

  65. RGM says:

    Unlike that between Pronger and Hartnell: the match made in hell!

    Go Habs Go!

  66. RGM says:

    You want another target, a military target? Then name the system!

    Go Habs Go!

  67. solomio says:

    Mike Richards right ! That’s who I was meaning. I don’t think PK should go there

  68. HFX-HabFan says:

    Sorry, more specifically, an online feed.

  69. JD_ says:

    A rookie gets booed.

    Is there a bigger badge of honour for this kid?

  70. RGM says:

    Eastlink 369 works for me. :)

    Go Habs Go!

  71. JIMVINNY says:

    PK and Richards getting started early…  And Carcillo sticks up for poor little Mike Richards.


  72. topher5468 says:

    I knew I smelled your foul stench, your far to trusting

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

  73. JVF says:

    Carey’s going to be the man and DD, Pouliot and Darche will drive them nuts. Two points.

  74. habsfan2442 says:

    LOL, I am one of the posters on here that think the team is fine just how it is..

    I just know the Bashing will begin..

    I keep getting drawn back to the site LOLOL.. I have to read it.. its like a drug.. 😉

  75. AH says:

    Nova…”Pleks and a few others had yellow strips running down their backs and the Flyers smelled fear”…that is the best and most accurate assessment I have heard about these Habs when it comes to the Flyers! That is also why this existing bunch could not get through these goons over  a 7 game series.



  76. shootdapuck says:

    Same way Philly did its called the draft!


    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  77. twilighthours says:

    Listen, I agree that the Habs get jobbed *some* games (the Detroit game comes to mind), but tonight was not one of those nights. 


  78. Da Hema says:

    There’s the sunshine post of the evening!

  79. JIMVINNY says:

    I won’t coach, though I did play. 


    Anyways, what I did tonight was all for show anyways.  It’s nowhere near as bad as I made it sound, but that doesn’t change the fact that I feel we get the short end on the stick (penalty-wise) on a regular basis.  Yeah, they threw us a bone in the second and third, but the game was already decided at that point. 


    Let’s face it, this team just doesn’t play the type of game that is conducive to taking a lot of penalties.  Philly, on the other hand, does.  The Habs game is more suited to drawing a lot of penalties, which it never seems to do.  Not because the penalties aren’t happening, but just that they aren’t being called.  But for some reason, those same penalties do our boys in night after night. 


    There’s no reason for the dumb too many men calls, but ignore those, and there are still a great amount of plays that send Habs to the box when they don’t send the other team.  Ignore it if you want, but that doesn’t mean I have to.  And I don’t need your pity, man.  Though I appreciate the thought.





  80. SLYDER says:

    jim, you must watch the games and only see habs on the ice.


    it was called even – as evidence by the slashing calls…two on the habs (AK46 and DD) and two on the flyers (both on mezaros)


    the habs fed it to themselves at the end of the first, and laid down in the second


    1-7 on the PP and numerous Wiz giveaways


    get off the reffing gig and start watching complete hockey games

  81. PeterD says:

    A good time for the ASG break…go soak up some sun boys.

    I will not jump off the band wagon…I am a die hard Habs fan…but realistically we need to get bigger and tougher up front and on the back end…Our goal scorers aren’t finishing, our defenders aren’t keeping guys like Carter out of the front of the net.

  82. Propwash says:

    Stopped watching after the 1st. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back, would have been a different story if the Habs didnt take penaltys.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  83. Cool Ice Price says:

    The ways it looks the Habs will be playing these Goons in the first round. It will be quick but not painless.



    Habs Passion unites us all

  84. BeachHabFan says:

    damn i miss gorgeous gorges on d.

  85. novahab says:

    Flyers came ready to fight for first place and the Habs came ready to fight for 8 place. All the complaining I do about the refs I want to tip my hat to them in the third. The Flyers tried to goon it up with a 4-1 lead and they called it good job. PG you better find some toughness for this team or your going do where. Pleks , and few others had yellow strips running down their backs and the Flyers smelled fear.

  86. olematelot says:

    Yup, if you say so????

  87. BeachHabFan says:

    agreed. ever since richards’ comments – and the lack of any on-ice response – pk has been terrible vs philly, with some really damaging brain farts in the past couple of weeks. maybe some time off will do him good.

  88. HFX-HabFan says:

    Given the complete ineptitude shown by our PP tonight (DD on the first unit?!), I’d have to strongly disagree.

    You can’t keep taking undisciplined penalties against such a deep offensive team.  That’s tonight’s game story.

  89. JIMVINNY says:

    Actually, it was the multiple uncalled Flyers penalties in the first period that changed the game completely.

  90. Rainrocket16 says:

    I was right….sorry

  91. solomio says:

    Pull your goalie and ice the puck. That about sums up the Habs game tonight.

    Time to look at February;s schedule.

  92. Hali_Hab says:

     i cant stand how  are “attack” consists of perimiter  hockey, shots from the out side that that any goalie can  stop all day , and its espically easy with no one driving the net on a consistant basis. If this was a measuring stick game well then there you have it.  Did we even test their goalie at all?


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  93. twilighthours says:

    I genuinely feel sorry for you.  Please don’t ever coach or play competitively.  You will get laughed out of the rink.

    You seem like a passionate guy, though.

  94. Cool Ice Price says:

    I heard that the WIZ will fight. SO what about tonight?



    Habs Passion unites us all

  95. Bill says:

    Well, it all goes back to those  brutal penalties in the first. Same story every loss: the Habs hook, hold, and slash their way into serious trouble. When will it stop?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  96. twilighthours says:

    I love PK Subban.  He is my favourite Canadien of the last 15 years.  These are qualifying statements for what comes next:

    His ridiculously undisciplined and bush-league penalty changed this game.  Completely.

  97. DYCSoccer17 says:

    that’s 7 too many men on the ice penalties in the last 21 games.  Someone needs to take Martin to task on these stupid errors.  These mistakes should not be happening at this point in the season.

  98. PeterD says:

    How do we get a Center like Carter…He doesn’t seem to be the same kind of mouth breather as the rest of the goons

  99. heartandgoal says:

    I hate the Olé Olé with such a burning passion.  It made me happy to hear the Flyers mock it.

    It’s unimaginative, stolen from a different team and sport, and used at the most ridiculous moments of the game (i.e. it’s sung when a lead is precarious and the win, hardly assured).

  100. Keith says:

    Whoever said it below that Filthy and their fans are “human garbage” was absolutely right on the money.

  101. showey47 says:

    Just makes you think how much closer this game would be with more discipline on our part and if we could go one game without getting a too many men penalty.

  102. Larry says:

    Considering we have our three best players out this is not horrible. Some bad penalties and a few instances of bad luck on offense. Otherwise this is a tie game.

  103. habsfaninboston says:

    Worst display of puck management with the goalie out.

  104. twilighthours says:

    Just awful by Desharnais and Eller.  Yeah, it was meaningless, but geez pressure the puck carrier!

  105. Keith says:

    Oh, that little puke! Drop dead Filthy! YOU’RE SCUMBAGS!!!

  106. Bill says:

    Eller, Moen, Desharnais?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  107. Larry says:

    Well they didn’t quit. I thought they would play out the string til the break. What I would have given for a miracle tie up and Subban scoring in OT and doing the Briere slide. But instead we have to watch chicken boy score in the empty net. He will get his though. Karma.

  108. topher5468 says:

    I think John Forsland and Daren Elloit just came

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

  109. HFX-HabFan says:

    Not really, and he still somehow managed to let two in.

  110. habsfan2442 says:

    What really sucks about this loss, now for the next week we are going to have to read about 1000 ways this team should be diferant, trade who, coach stinks, PG stinks.. argggg.

    see ya all next tuesday… to depressing…. ;-(

  111. SeriousFan09 says:

    I know it was a pretty bad effort all around, but this was easily Wisniewski’s worse game as a Hab. Blind passes in his own zone and nothing on the tap anywhere.


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

  112. twilighthours says:

    Not much more to say about this.  Habs were full value (zero value?) for this loss.  Wish we had another crack at the Flyers before the playoffs but them’s the breaks.  

    Unless things change drastically we will lose to them for sure in a 7-gamer.

  113. Bill says:

    It’s so unfair that the Canadiens are simultaneously the softest and most penalized team in the league. I mean, at least if they were tough and took a few roughing penalties … or, if they were soft but didn’t take penalties very often. I could live with either of those scenarios. But this is just so frustrating.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  114. twilighthours says:

    Yeah he was a nightmare tonight.  Also passing up good shots and taking bad ones right into shinpads.

  115. SLYDER says:

    jim, you must watch the games and only see habs on the ice.


    it was called even – as evidence by the slashing calls…two on the habs (AK46 and DD) and two on the flyers (both on mezaros)


    the habs fed it to themselves at the end of the first, and laid down in the second


    1-7 on the PP and numerous Wiz giveaways


    get off the reffing gig and start watching complete hockey games

  116. Hali_Hab says:

    i know hahahah  it’s pathetic really. I am so sick of watching this team get pushed around. And over payed players  who do nothing  must  be  chique in montreal right now.  MAN get me some net presence and a mean mother F@#*#* that can fight  or even HIT. 


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  117. Da Hema says:

    There is something so puzzling about that, isn’t there…?

  118. Bill says:

    The Habs are only missing one of their of their best three players, that being Markov. The other two are Price and Plekanec, both in action tonight.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  119. OneTimer says:

    I’d say no. 2 and then no.4 are the most important

  120. Cool Ice Price says:

    18yrs & the Habs can’t put together a Cup contending team?



    Habs Passion unites us all

  121. OneTimer says:

    you could say that about a lot of teams, dude. Like it or not, this team has too much dignity to tank

  122. twilighthours says:

    Take it easy, fellas (and ladies), and enjoy the time off.  I know I can use the extra sleep I’ll be getting over the next few days.

  123. SeriousFan09 says:

    Canadiens remain mentally fragile about being scored on in a bad situation, they lose their coordination and what was a good skilled game they were pressing on the Flyers goes into the trash. They had a good game going and threw it all away, this wasn’t just the Flyers are a better team than the Canadiens it was the Habs threw away what was letting them challenge the Flyers at all.



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

  124. twilighthours says:

    Wait – regular checkup or root canal?  

  125. larisalapointe says:

    Hahahahaha….root canal of course.

  126. twilighthours says:

    I flew through there over x-mas and the airport staff were literally the rudest people I’ve ever met in my life.  Maybe a coincidence, but I definitely wanted to punch someone that day.

  127. Chris says:

    Now there is one internet phenomenon that can’t die quickly enough, the “First Post” shenanigans.

  128. Clay4bc says:

    And what an enlightening one at that!

  129. diehardhab says:

    First Post!!!!!!!!!!!

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  130. larisalapointe says:

    All in all it wasn’t as bad as a trip to the dentist!

  131. Matt_in_TO says:

    Philadelphia is the one city that could burn the ground and I wouldn’t shed a tear.


    – In Price We Trust

  132. OneTimer says:

    Bad night but it happens. Flyers are our kryptonite, one day we’ll shut those Neanderthals up. Go Habs go!

  133. punkster says:

    They went on holidays a few hours early. Oh well, nice to get the break and come back refreshed next week.I see 4 main things they need to work on (the 4Fs, if you will):

    • Find a top 6 forward (without mortgaging the future)
    • Fix the dumb mistakes (too many men, cheap hooking, sloppy stick work calls)
    • Faster transition out of our own end (don’t allow the other guys to set up their forecheck)
    • Fearlessness in front of their net (seems to click whenever they go there)


  134. solomio says:

    Here’s the schedule for February. Actually looks very winnable if we could just get our shite together on a consistent basis.


    Sorry copy and paste didn’t work out too good.

  135. SeriousFan09 says:

    Not yet, they need a couple more years to reorganize the team, add more scoring and grit into the lineup, get younger on D.


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

  136. Marvin says:

    While I agree that it would be nice to have a top 6 forward with some grit, I find it humorus that some fans think that we can simply pull a string and make this type of player appear. Tell me which team has this player and would be willing to trade with the Habs without the Habs giving something of quality in return? You want a top 6 forward, you better be prepared to pay up.

  137. Cool Ice Price says:

    It all when to pot when Roy left. Montreal has never been the same. Maybe never will.


    Habs Passion unites us all

  138. shootdapuck says:

    Lowest lifeform know to man is a Philly “sportsfan?”


    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  139. The Teacher says:

    That hit on Desharnais definitely deserves a suspension.

  140. habs001 says:

    ak46 and pouliot were no shows vs the flyers like last year…..there is no way we can beat the flyers if these two forward positions are not producing …we can still do well in the playoffs if we get the right match ups and the right upsets but we are not a team that will beat teams thru sheer talent..we seem to play excuse me hockey with the flyers…

  141. Cool Ice Price says:

    Do well? We will be playing the Goons in the 1st round.


    Habs Passion unites us all

  142. habs001 says:

    as i said before if you are so low ranked in scoring and road wins at the all star break but still in a position to win the division it is hard to be too upset…was there ever a team this low ranked at the all star break in scoring and road points and be anything much more than a lottery team…so while we complain about certain things the team has done very well in certain areas (d,total team d,pk,goaltending)

  143. shootdapuck says:

    For an authoritarian coach JM doesn’t appear to inspire much discipline in his troops!

    The too many men penalties are just a case in point!



    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  144. Da Hema says:

    Yummy avatar….

  145. Rainrocket16 says:

    OK here is a thought…Last year in the Playoffs when Halak got destroyed by the Flyers, lots of us on here were saying Play Price!! Well, tonight just reminded us that what problems we have cannot be blamed on goaltending!

    Go Balls Out or GoMEZ!!!!

  146. badbalance says:

    Oh please, Flyers are better and bla bla bla. We didn’t play well took too many penalties, we were way too predictable this game, they got their sticks on at least 80% of our passes and shots. The only reason why we lost to them in the playoffs last year was because we didn’t have Markov, the only reason why we’re not atop the standings this year, is because we don’t have Markov. We don’t have a D we can rely on 100% of the time that makes all the right descisions on the point, Marky is the full package for us and hope he returns next year.


    Make mistakes against the Flyers, they will take advantage of it. Take penalties, Flyers will score on you. More disciplined teams play better against the Flyers, as they are a team based on feeding off mistakes.


    I just hope there will be a team in the playoffs to teach the Flyers a lesson, The only ones I can think of so far would be either Tampa(As much as I hate them, they can sure score goals, flyers and bobrovski will have trouble with them) and Vancouver…


    I mean how crappy would it be if Hartnell, Briere, Pronger, Bitchards and Carcillo get a cup…

  147. Rainrocket16 says:

    Agreed!!!! Although, I am willing to roll the dice. All of Calgary will become available soon, Maybe the Kings as well. I would love to see Iginla as a Hab but I know it is doubtful!

  148. Cool Ice Price says:

    The loss didn’t upset me but Carey’s stats taking a hit did. 



    Habs Passion unites us all

  149. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    not surprising, Dean Dalley, Priceburg, The Rock, Newfie Dawg, HABS IN THE BLOOD.  Did I miss any?

  150. habs001 says:

    we can easily finish 7th and even win our division…on the other hand if we have to play the flyers it may be better to play them in the first round and not after one or two tough series…

  151. habstrinifan says:

    Yummy avatar! Different hunger I guess.


  152. Bob-says-NYET says:

    Good, I’ll call dan carcillo’s dentist then. I bet he’s a good one. 


    But seriously, nobody actually goes to Montreal so I wouldn’t have that problem. Vancouver is sweet though

  153. Bob-says-NYET says:

    That’d be cool, but im pretty sure you’d definitely get shot for that down here

  154. SUMO says:

    Hartnell is such a pussy. Of course we had to trade OB cos he doens’t mind fighting.

  155. dhenry1234 says:

    Im thinking about getting a trip to philly going where I jump and beat the hell out of anyone wearing a flyers jersey then jump ship back to Canada. Who’s with me?

  156. scott9002ca says:

    f*********g headshot. lateral. suspension

  157. punkster says:



  158. JIMVINNY says:

    That should be a suspension.  What a dirty pile of steaming sh*t that team is.

  159. HFX-HabFan says:

    Carcillo must have some form of mental deficiency…or maybe he was just always picked on as a kid.

  160. Hali_Hab says:

      Could we manage to  get just ONE   goal scorer .. like cumon  efff every other team in the league has at least ONE accept us  and toronto…  and how much does a game like this make you wish you had  some one that can fight JEEZUS…. some one should just feed it to carcillo.. what a joke


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  161. punkster says:

    So, under 9 minutes left. Do we get to see the last minute, WTF was that flurry of desperation dominating determination? Or are they just going to fade into the night?


  162. habsfaninboston says:

    Pathetic PP.

  163. SLYDER says:

    0-4 on the PP

    once again, very poor ‘end of period’ play characterized by some brutal penalties that more or less ended the game in the 1st

    a ZERO compete level in the 2nd 

    Wiz coughing up the puck like Briere paid him too


    …and you wanna bitch about the reffing?

  164. HFX-HabFan says:

    Nothing against DD, but I don’t think he’s the kind of guy to put out on the PP against this kind of team.  We need more MaxPac or Darche in front of Cechma…I mean Bobrovsky.

  165. OneTimer says:

    Habs are losing every single battle on the PP. Not a good sign, we haven’t seen the boys just give up like this in a while :(

  166. JVF says:

    Pffft! They’re mailing it in.

  167. larisalapointe says:

    Flyers have some of the best players and some of the biggest d**kheads combined on one team. All they are missing is Matt Cooke for the full house.

  168. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Can someone please smash Carcillo’s face in, please, anybody?  Hate that prick.

  169. Larry says:

    My God the Flyers are pathetic. Human Garbage. Them and their fans. Human garbage.

  170. Rainrocket16 says:

    Why did Pouliot go!!

  171. OneTimer says:

    Carcillo, what a caveman

  172. psyko514 says:

    What were they chanting when the penalties were being doled out?

  173. Matt_in_TO says:

    Wow, the knuckle draggers think they are so funny.


    – In Price We Trust

  174. Keith says:

    Pronger is such a piece of S**t! Somebody, someday is going to decapitate that scumbag and I won’t feel sorry for him one bit!

  175. Matt_in_TO says:

    Subban Sucks


    – In Price We Trust

  176. coachdoug says:

    Hate the f@ckin Flyers…Hate that we are getting embarrassed in the sh#thole that is Philly…

  177. Exit716 says:

    Tough guy that Hartnell.

  178. Exit716 says:

    That Russian is a sieve

  179. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    pretty sure if you ever ran your mouth like this in Montreal you’d need a trip to the dentist.  now run along troll.

  180. Cool Ice Price says:

    You are right Prop but the Habs can’t string 3 wins in a row for a while now. Going down the stretch, win one lose one will not be enough now that teams are right on their butts.



    Habs Passion unites us all

  181. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    isn’t Bobrovsky Russian for “my wife is also my cousin”?

  182. HFX-HabFan says:

    Bobrovsky = sieve

  183. SUMO says:

    he wasn’t tested tonight. very beatable

  184. Larry says:

    What the hell was that on AK46?

  185. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Don’t hurt youself getting off the bandwagon Dean.

  186. Cool Ice Price says:

    If the Habs make 8th spot & that’s a big IF they will play the Flyers in the first round. Just as well the Habs be put out of their misery.


    Habs Passion unites us all

  187. Propwash says:

    One game does not make a season, unless it’s the last one.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  188. habsfaninboston says:

    Good things happen when you drive to the net.

  189. SLYDER says:


    habs arent even allowed to stand up for their teamates when they take blindside headshots into the boards…max-pac was jumped before hartnell even had to answer to what he had done



  190. JIMVINNY says:

    Ironic, seeing as how the twilight hours are the most dim of the day. 


  191. TripleX says:

    I said that Lemaire would turn things around.  A very good coach can make a difference.

    13 out of a possible 14 points is impressive.

  192. habsfaninboston says:

    Darren Elliot is a tool.

  193. JIMVINNY says:

    The refs are screwing us, just so you know.  Every game.  EVERY game.



  194. punkster says:

    Punks are so, oh…I don’t know…punky?


  195. punkster says:

    Yep, and I can see through JM’s plan now. He’s letting the Flyers think they dominate and are so much better. Then when we meet them in the playoffs he unleashes his top secret, game winning, new and improved system.


  196. Rainrocket16 says:

    no crosscheck on Briere….of course

  197. andrewberkshire says:

    Honestly they have a top 9 instead of a top 6. Unparallelled depth.

  198. hockeydoc says:

    wouldn’t make a difference-you are deluding yourself.

  199. TripleX says:

    I think it is basic physics.  Pleks is just not big enough to play his game against the huge, mean and physical Dmen.  The heart might be there, but the body is lacking.

    Basically the whole team matches up badly to the Flyers.  If you were going to build a team to beat the current Habs you would get the Flyers.

  200. Viruk42 says:

    The little girl quote was against Boston, not Philly.

  201. andrewberkshire says:

    Phantom call on Kostitsyn, questionable call on Spacek that gets let go nearly every penalty kill, and then pouring it on calling Subban when at that point the refs owed us 1.

  202. JIMVINNY says:

    Richards is such a punk.  What makes him so special that he can talk down to rookies like that.

  203. TripleX says:

    Now that WAS funny!  :)

  204. SLYDER says:

    In the words of the famous Dwight Schrute:


    “Not everything is a lesson, sometimes you just FAIL”


    I would call this nothing more than a classic FAIL – bring on the All Star Game, cross your toes for Pleks getting a call

  205. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Maybe if Philly were missing one of their top offensive players, and two of their best D-men we could beat them?

  206. 1010 says:

    And tht is exactly why they make every team happy at Montreal’s expense.  JM seems to think that by being above it all that he will gain some measure of respect from the officials. Nice try. JM’s silence only gives them the courage to keep jamming it up his @$$.

    On second thought, maybe JM doesn’t realise this team is getting screwed over night after night.


    GO HABS…

  207. bolder says:

    The refs love penalizing the habs, cuz the count is like a f*** manican behind the bench! Might as well use a manican with a suit on, from Harry Rosen and put it behind the habs bench.

  208. HFX-HabFan says:

    Which of the penalties called did you feel was unwarranted?

  209. billylove says:

    Eller has been in position to make something happen several times, but nothing. I like his future but he’s not ready for Flyer level competition.

  210. twilighthours says:

    You know how I feel about you baby (love) but you’re just plain wrong.  Habs definitely deserved those three penalties.

  211. SeriousFan09 says:

    Mentally fragile and a coach who everyone thought was great showed why he’s not, consecutive seasons of being upset in the playoffs.


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

  212. andrewberkshire says:

    Not really, the biggest difference in this game has been an unearned 2 minute 5-on-3 powerplay. Something that would never go the other way around between these two teams.

  213. HFX-HabFan says:

    We just don’t seem to match up well against certain teams; Philly is probably our biggest nemesis right now.  As long as we don’t have to face them in a seven game series, we stand as good a chance as everyone else in the East come playoff time.

    Which reminds me and makes me bitter that the Bruins soiled the bed that badly in their East semifinal series last year.  Seriously Boston, how do you blow a 3-0 series lead like that??

  214. TripleX says:

    So Pleks plays badly against one team?

    Still better than Gomer and Gionta.

    I think over 82 games that Pleks more than earns his salary.

  215. topher5468 says:

    We have trouble finishing and we have no discipline, this team has the heart of a lion but cant play a 60 minute game to save their own lives.

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

  216. novahab says:

    Can you imagine if the Flyers came into Montreal and were given 3 late penalties in the first and the Habs score twice well there would be yelling going on all over the building Snyder would go nuts. Thats it in a nut shell the squeeky wheel gets the grease. Hands down the Flyers are the dirtest team in the league but Snyder also owned the broad street bullies and knows how to get away with murder.

  217. SUMO says:

    what is it abt pleks and philly. he plays his worst against them.

    the kids DD, Max-Pac and Eller hv jump. Darche is playing his game but the top-6? PK should just go out and take a run at Carcillo or Richards.

  218. Hali_Hab says:

      It’s a good thing we have darche and the young guys because they are the only one’s playing in this game. They should have a talk to the millionares club and remind them what its like to have to compete, and maybe just maybe score some goals. So that way it will free up the third line from having to be the offensive cog t of this wheel and give them the chance to start HITTING pepole..

    PG ..please get some help.. BIG help with a little dose of meanness, it would go along way.


    P.S. Scott gomes is BRUTAL !!!!



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  219. twilighthours says:

    Really disheartening to see the Habs fold both mentally and physically in this game.  Even with the injuries, this is a sad statement and an bad omen for the playoffs.

  220. Barts says:

    The refs are beating us tonight? Really?? That crap is getting old.

  221. twilighthours says:

    It’s sad, really.  We sound like a bunch of babies.  The Flyers are better – period.  End of story.  Officiating has nothing do with this game.

  222. Habnofear says:

    You can put any coach you want behind the Habs bench and it won’t make a difference.Philly’s a much better ,more rounded and bigger team! If we want the Cup we got to make Big changes and that’s what it’s all about.Heck their beating us an they have NO Goalie!

  223. MICP says:

    at least 2 other people on this board are realistic.  Thank you.


  224. king ddd says:
    2P 6:00: They will not win the Cup with Bobrovsky
    I dont know mR. Boone, a team like philly doesnt really need to rely on a goalieto win it all,( see black hawks and detroit detroit).
  225. SeriousFan09 says:

    Philly is farther along as a team than the Habs are and that’s the bottom line. Team needs to keep building but we’re not the team to break the Filth, yet anyway.


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

  226. novahab says:

    Ok were not winning this game so lets go out and break a few legs go Habs Go.

  227. TripleX says:

    Have to agree.  Their top six is the deepest in the NHL.  If they have just decent goaltending…..well we saw how far they got last year.

  228. Rainrocket16 says:

    I predicted at work today that we would lose 5-2! Sorry, but I hope I am wrong… Just the thought of Philly makes me think negative! Sorry guys!

  229. habs001 says:

    this game has the same feel as last years playoff games in philly…the flyers are not even playing that great but we seem to be missing strength and power…too many players seem satisfied at losing…on the other hand if someone told you at the start of the season that after 50 games the habs would be 23rd in scoring and tied for 21st on the road most people would have said they will not be in contention…

  230. punkster says:

    We’re getting there. Another year or likely two on the same trend and we’ll be there. But this team still has the ability to surprise and is playing so much better hockey than in the past 17 years (maybe longer).


  231. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    Opportunists…quite simply, that’s what they are. Last game same result- mistakes, mistakes,penalties(5) already…and your out. The first 15 mins. was painful enough with all the feeeeling out process.

    How many times do u have to play a team(arch rival), and not understand what u CAN’T do?

    But they wait until you make egrigious errors(dumb ass penalties) with your STICK all up in someone’s face, when it should be on the ice deflecting shots…hopefully into the stands! Aaarghh! 

    Its too painful to watch a repeat broadcast over and over and over….

    Optimism KILLS!

  232. twilighthours says:


  233. punkster says:

    Yep, there it is, The real reason why we’re losing tonight.


  234. punkster says:

    Manny Quinn. Used to play for the Road Island Road Hens.


  235. SUMO says:

    Thats not the point, Pleks is the best, absolutely ane even Patrick Roy had a losing record against Philly but something missing in #14 game when the Habs play the Flyers. Is he initmidated? His “little girl” comment was when they played philly.

    Don’t get me started on Gomez.


  236. JIMVINNY says:

    AK cross checked to the ice, no call.  Shocking.

  237. Larry says:

    Holy shit. Just checked the other channel and right in the middle of the State of the Union Mike Tyson walked out and bit off one of Obamas’ ears

  238. punkster says:

    I kind of like that they left Price in. It’s not time to quit and this isn’t about him. It’s the lazy penalties.


  239. punkster says:

    That’s the way I roll Lorne 😉


  240. topher5468 says:

    This a hole on VS is just killing Subban, what a douche, he took one bad penalty, STFU. HE DIDNT TAKE RICHARDS BAIT, He took one bad penalty

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

  241. twilighthours says:

    He is a punk, but he backs up his punkness with his play – which is excellent.

  242. Bob-says-NYET says:

    Devils are the hottest team so far in 2011. And Why would Atlanta mean an early exit from the playoffs? Give me a break

  243. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    ya cuz it never makes a difference when a team is missing three of it’s top player’s right? 

  244. twilighthours says:

    I wish I could make you see the light.

  245. OneTimer says:

    only guy on that team I actually like

  246. MikeL says:

    Giroux reminds me so much of a young Alfreddsson. Just so smart.

  247. Exit716 says:

    They’re from Hearst and they winter in Ottawa? Is that their idea of a vacation in the sun? 😉

  248. Exit716 says:

    You really see how far away they are when you play a quality team like the Flyers. It’s depressing.

    And since Mr. Molson introduced Molson Canadian 67 for Leafs fans….to commemorate their last Cup, he will soon have a Coors Light…93 for Habs fans.


  249. Rob D says:

    I know it’s an old story..but drafting McDonagh, Fischer, Komisarek and then the Russkies who never were in Yemelin and Valentenko really killed this team. We had to go out and get battered tanks like Hal Gill and Spacek and rely on Hammer way too much. I like all three of those guys and appreciate they are doing a job for us but it’s not exactly a bright future with them. PK is a pup and he and Gorges seem like the only guys who can legitimately claim a top 4 pairing.

    The forwards past Pleks and Cammi and Gionta don’t inspire me. Gomer is a flashy type who can wow you at times with his speed and passing but he makes some of the strangest decisions with the puck outside of Spacek and Price (he’s very confident moving the puck but he’s also extremely reckless).


    You really see how far away they are when you play a quality team like the Flyers. It’s depressing.

  250. Larry says:

    probably the same guys I know as they winter in Ottawa. The Fischer pick was atrocious. I remember the year of that draft, everyone in Hearst knew how good Giroux was and were beyond pissed when the Habs passed him over. Again, a case of thinking a guy is too small, and because he sort of came in under the radar, was not a highly recruited ki they ignored him. So now I have a feeling I am going to have to “hate” him for a long long time. If he ever did come across though I would be his instant number one fan.

  251. Larry says:

    “Hate” is a relative term. He just bugs me because he is another French guy who brings his A game against the habs, like all the goalies that stand on their heads against us. Besides I have lived in Hearst for 8 years and I have talked to his high school friends, even work with some of them, and they say that he says he would never want to play in Montreal.

  252. olematelot says:

    Giroux brings his A game every night, not just against the Habs.

  253. Exit716 says:

    One of my buddies from work knows some of Giroux’s friends in Ottawa. I guess they go out drinking in the summer and Claude always picks up the tab. Well it wasn’t only Montreal that missed him. Hell, the Ottawa 67s missed him completely during their scouting and he played Tier Two right in their own backyard.

    That being said, the Fischer pick was a total shit head move.


  254. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Anyone who can’t see the crap Philly has gotten away with is f’ing blind.

  255. JIMVINNY says:

    Doesn’t even seem like they’re trying anymore.  Fully given up, I guess.

  256. topher5468 says:

    Thats the 2nd time a pass came to PK and because he’s on the wrong side he couldnt shoot it. 

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

  257. punkster says:

    He’s kind of all over the place tonight. I’d say the Flyers and the fans got him off his game with all the attention.


  258. Larry says:

    Did the RDS guys say that was a penalty against the Habs? I guess they are just conditioned now that when the whistle blows……

  259. Habnofear says:

    Andrew ,Gauthier picked up the Wiz and the other young Habs have more experience.We are outclassed again by a bigger,better ,stronger and more talented hockey team and the proof is in the pudding!

  260. hockeydoc says:

    they would still beat the Canadiens. 

  261. SLYDER says:

    when you roll the line combinations the way JM does, it would be difficult to remember at times

    line combinations – ESPECIALLY in game adjustments – and assignments are coaching decisions

    when it becomes a problem as consistent as it has this year, it is a coaches respobsibility


    ….stupid comment

  262. olematelot says:

    Comments like that are made by people who have no idea what they are talking about

  263. punkster says:

    Haha…that’s such a common comment on here. The “coaches” on this site never made it past Atom methinks.


  264. twilighthours says:

    It is quite often the coach’s fault.  This is going to sound d!kcish, but have you played competitive hockey? 

  265. Ron says:

    Never made it out of house league by the look of some comments.

  266. JF says:

    What’s happened to our erstwhile top-in-the-league penalty kill?

  267. C3P1 says:

    you could put kesler, doughty, and keith out there at once and they wouldn’t be able to stop a 5 on 3 for that long against the flyers

  268. punkster says:

    Uh…on the coach? Like what, he jumped on the ice? Damn JM how could you be so st00pid.

    (Wake up son, this ain’t minor hockey here)


  269. chevy013 says:

    habs take a” too many men” penalty every game.

    that’s on the coach.

    explain to me again why JM is our coach, please!

  270. joeybarrie says:

    HOW IN GOD’S NAME IS A TOO MANY MEN ON THE ICE THE COACHES FAULT??? He tells them who they are taking, and they take them. He didnt jump over the board when he wasnt supposed to………. How can you blame the coach? What a stupic comment.

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

  271. Psycho29 says:

    You obviously never played the game…

  272. Exit716 says:

    The fat ass referee can’t even get out of Gomez’s way on the PP. Nice. Philly gets the calls and an extra man on the PK thanks to the lard asses that pretend to be NHL calibre officials. Hey fatso, get the hell out of the way or go work at Walmart, idiot. You are impeding the outcome of the game by being in the way of the play. If you can’t skate, retire. Get out of the way Tenderflake.

  273. punkster says:

    Hooray!!! Only outscored 2-1 in that period. Getting better.


  274. Larry says:

    I am starting to get a hate on for Giroux. Not as much as chicken boy Briere, but he is getting there.

  275. Exit716 says:

    Why hate Giroux? Hate Timmins for drafting David “Mr. Hockey” Fischer, last seen playing in the ECHL for the Carolina Hurricanes organization.


  276. habs001 says:

    too easy…no way our forwards would have scored on the flyers with the same play…hammer too soft

  277. JasonM says:

    Absolutely amazing.

  278. SLYDER says:

    i dont like coaches that dont show emotion behind the bench


    we need patrick roy behind the bench

  279. novahab says:

    These refs are amazing they don’t miss a thing    on Montreal.


  280. topher5468 says:

    What the F is with the lack of discipline

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

  281. Hockey Socks says:

    I wonder how good DD will be after a full half-season, playoffs, and training camp with the big club. Having Gionta as a role model will do wonders for him.

  282. oshawahabsfan says:

    So it could be 3-3, that’s two that have got past him and hit the post, lucky b@stard. At least they’re still playing, not out of it yet

  283. Greg says:

    Hilarious! They scored as I was typing that. Let me amend my last post.

    3-1 “Bobrovsky is a chump! The best team in the League will never win the Cup with him! (*cough* Niemi *cough*)  COMEBACK TIME!”


    “I lined up next to him at a faceoff, looked over and said “Hi Rocket”. All he did was growl.” -Gordie Howe

  284. TripleX says:

    Would love to see DD with Maxpac.  They had some magic chemistry in the AHL and Gomer is just too unpredictable for Maxpac.

  285. zozotheclown says:

    It was just sitting there, common one more before the periods out, then we got this.

  286. Larry says:

    This guy is beatable. Keep going at him

  287. Greg says:

    This forum has a shocking about of contempt for the Montreal Canadiens. My internet feed just died out so I read the comments over the 3 goals and you guys should really see yourselves.

    0-0 “The guys are really skating! PK is getting booed, so you KNOW he’s the real deal. Also I like Gomez tonight, he’s really moving.”

    1-0 “That was bound to happen.”

    2-0 “Is Jason Arnott/Jarome Iginla/Guy Lafleur available? Maybe we can trade Gomez for the bag of pucks he’s worth”

    3-0 “I hope PK enjoys bus rides! Cause he’s on the road to Hamilton where he belongs! Maybe next year!”

    PEOPLE. One goal/game does not a team define. Everyone have a drink and even your keels. Lord Stanley’s chalice is not decided in January.

    “I lined up next to him at a faceoff, looked over and said “Hi Rocket”. All he did was growl.” -Gordie Howe

  288. Rainrocket16 says:


  289. olematelot says:

    Do some people still think they’re heartless and have checked out

  290. topher5468 says:

    Gomez finally shoots and misses the net, He really ripped it though, 

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

  291. Rainrocket16 says:

    maybe you should have watched what happened after the 2 goals instead of reading about it, then you would understand this one.

  292. Exit716 says:

    This game will be tied by the end of the period.

  293. floatingineather says:

    Carey must of puked into his mask several times today, with all of the giveaways comin at him 

  294. larisalapointe says:

    But he’s standing tall as he always does. :)

  295. HFX-HabFan says:

    How does this happen so much?

  296. JIMVINNY says:

    Well that’s a momentum robber.  Nice one, whoever managed that.

  297. JasonM says:

    LOL the minor infraction the Habs do is a call.

  298. olematelot says:

    Can’t count again

  299. Rainrocket16 says:

    Who was that talking about us always getting penalties with 5 minutes remaining?

  300. solomio says:

    Too many men again ? This is now without a doubt a coaching problem.

    You don’t get to a championship taking such minor league penalties thats for sure.

  301. Danno says:

    F@cking ref stops us from getting a two on one. Bet he would have got out of the way for the Flyers though


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

  302. JasonM says:

    Nice job Hammer.

  303. HFX-HabFan says:

    You can’t let such a deep offensive team get so many PPs with dumb penalties.  That’s tonight’s game story.

  304. Keith says:

    More late goals. It’s over.

  305. habsfaninboston says:

    Well said.

  306. olematelot says:

    Easy to blame Hammer than admit it was a great passing play eh

  307. PrimeTime says:

    No, it’s a 3-0 lead

  308. EricInStL says:

    You are correct, it was a 3-1 lead I was thinking…. thanks

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  309. Larry says:

    maybe that will give them a bit of jump. If they score again the refs will have a little huddle.

  310. EricInStL says:

    I remember a hockey comentator saying a 3 goal lead is the worst thing to have.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  311. Da Hema says:

    The mantra is a two-goal lead….

  312. Danno says:

    I smell a comeback!

    Oui, oui, oui! Wee Dee Dee!


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

  313. HFX-HabFan says:

    Bob said NYET to stopping that one.

    Seriously, the kid is Roman Cechmanek redux, and we’ll see it come playoff time.

  314. Matt_in_TO says:

    Cue the comeback


    – In Price We Trust

  315. olematelot says:

    Great push back, way to go, one more and we’re right back in it

  316. SLYDER says:



    time to get down low and really muck it up…we need to make the flyers play that goon game

  317. punkster says:

    Maybe…just maybe.


  318. EricInStL says:

    Just my way of indicating we need toughness. Someone to turn the tide.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  319. HabsFaith says:

    what did I say?

  320. Hockey Socks says:


  321. larisalapointe says:

    Love Price’s determination. 1 goal and anything is possible because Bobrovsky isn’t looking too good.

  322. Barts says:

    Ya, come on guys, only post positive stuff on here. That’s what this forum is for right? A love-in?

  323. SLYDER says:

    “when things arent going well”


    are you watching the same game we are? the boys have checked out…they are all standing around watching each other

    why do we have to ‘hang in there’ when they give up on themselves?

  324. showey47 says:

    Pretty weak call on DD,about as weak as the one on AK. The ones on spacek and subban were legit though IMO.

  325. EricInStL says:

    The good news is Phily will not goon them in the 3rd period.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  326. HabsFaith says:

    I need a working stream… anyone?

  327. twilighthours says:

    Give it a rest, Jim.  The refs don’t screw the Habs every game.  They really don’t

  328. SLYDER says:

    do you think they would blog with us if they could?


    …i mean, they are just standing around out there…somebody get those boys a laptop!

  329. zak says:

    Good thing we  have a good defensive system

  330. Barts says:

    The Habs mailing it in just before a week off. Speaks volumes about the character on this team. I don’t care how good Philly is, this is pathetic.

  331. larisalapointe says:

    Price might pull a Lindqvist pretty soon. I wouldn’t blame him.

  332. JIMVINNY says:

    I guess the Habs wanted to start the all-star break a couple of days early.

  333. JIMVINNY says:

    That was a pretty sick save by Price, though.

  334. JasonM says:

    That call is laughable.

  335. MICP says:

    absolute domination!   You think the flyers learned from their embarassing loss to nj? 

  336. billylove says:

    Just being dominated!!! Confidence shattered, spirit broken.

  337. olematelot says:

    It’s just absolutely sickening how some people turn on the team when things aren’t going well, shame on all of you, and you know who you are

  338. Rainrocket16 says:

    How the hell was that not a hook

  339. JIMVINNY says:

    NO way.  Please tell me that replay RDS showed was not the penalty.  Because that was BULLSH*T.

  340. Matt_in_TO says:

    I can’t believe we’re not the most penalised team in the league.


    – In Price We Trust

  341. says:

    What can you do?

    Team stacked with key injuries, and a big break coming, spells disaster.

    I’m gonna be sick if I watch the rest of this.


    They Call Me Shane

  342. zak says:

    blindside hits, hits from behind that they don’t call and they call this

  343. HabFanSince72 says:

    That’s not fair.


    They also criticize when we are winning.

  344. Habnofear says:

    This reminds me of that old Duck Hunt video game,lol  So,do any of you think we would do well against these Mofo`s come play-off`s? (We would get smoked in 4 straight!)    Habs best player tonight is Ryan White…

  345. Matt_in_TO says:

    Trust me, you don’t want to see this


    – In Price We Trust

  346. vic says:

    Where was Gill on the third one?

  347. HabsFaith says:

    I’m getting more depressed reading you guys whine about it… I need to see it

  348. Da Hema says:

    Honestly, I think you are angry at the wrong “team” of people. Half the players left their hearts in Montreal so far tonight….

  349. Matt_in_TO says:

    I’m hoping the flyers draw a team like Atlanta in the first round and have themselves a nice early exit.


    – In Price We Trust

  350. HabsFaith says:

    nevermind… atdhe got a new stream… the luck is turning!!

  351. JIMVINNY says:

    Well it sure feels like it.  But hey, if you disagree, that’s cool.  I won’t stop you from voicing your opinion.

    edit*  Forgot the “hint, hint”.

  352. C3P1 says:

    idk about you, but I’d rather win and get my ass kicked than lose and not get my ass kicked

  353. Rainrocket16 says:

    Much better…DD on the screen!

  354. Habnofear says:


  355. Da Hema says:

    You are right. Only Price playing Dryden-ish (or Flyer goalies playing like Steve Penney) would prevent this team from being embarrassed in a playoff series.

  356. twilighthours says:

    We can’t beat these guys in a playoff series.  Not as the team is constituted today.

  357. Bill says:

    Wow, you do not see a team dominate 5 on 5 and make it look like a power-play very often. Desperation freeze by Price because they just couldn’t do a thing with them. OWNED.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  358. JasonM says:

    We’re playing terrible hockey.

  359. RGM says:

    What a disaster this team can be in its own end. I miss Josh and Markov…

    Go Habs Go!

  360. bigdave says:

    Everyone still pissed at the CBC?

    Here is the top dogs’ contact:

    Herbert T. Lacroix CEO





    “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”

  361. PrimeTime says:

    PK is going to be great player in couple of years…not so much yet. Patience….Patience….Patience

  362. scott9002ca says:

    hey anyone know why desharnais is on the pp?

  363. Propwash says:

    I had a bad feeling about this game since this morning


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  364. Rainrocket16 says:

    ok lets get Iginla!!!

  365. oshawahabsfan says:

    Seriously Carcillo scored, call it a night

  366. Bill says:

    I smell comeback … lolz, not really! I hate it when the game is over so early, makes for a difficult night of drinking.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  367. Rainrocket16 says:

    Subban…..pack your bags…enjoy Hamilton!

  368. JasonM says:

    Not gonna get on Price’s case but seriously, what was that?

  369. Propwash says:

    I have a huge crush on Natalie Portman.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  370. chevy013 says:

    hard enough to beat the flyers at even strength, but to take 3 mindless penalties-inexcusable!

    and habs have a requency for taking bad penalties. tonight more of the same.

  371. habs001 says:

    i believe over the last 3-4 years we have a really good record in the regular season in philly so a win would really not be a sign that we can beat them in the playoffs…if we lose this game it is not the end of the world but we need to see a lot more from ak46 and pouliot in the next two periods otherwise you would have to wonder if they will disapper in the playoffs again in tough key games….

  372. twilighthours says:

    The Flyers did not deserve any penalties (other than Carcillo) in that period. The officiating is fine.  The Habs – right now – are pathetically weak-minded.  

    That’s what’s up.  

  373. doug19 says:

    I thought the rules of the game were implimented to have a fair contest. how is that possible when you give 3 penalties to one team in two minutes. I think Gill had the right idea sprauling on the ice, hard to get called for holding or high sticking then.

    Hmm the team doing most of the skating gets all of the penalties? I hope the US dollar tanks to 50 cents, maybe some of our patriots? will come home.

  374. Rainrocket16 says:

    it is Groundhog day!! Every day!

  375. JD_ says:

    Caught Black Swan with my wife earlier today. Totally outstandin’ piece o’ cinema. Portman and Hershey are sick good.

    Thought, however, that I was done for the day with the psychodramatic horror shite.

  376. Propwash says:

    Good night nurse.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  377. C3P1 says:


  378. HABSsince92 says:

    Well Mr. Boone 3 of my favorite goals were scored already. Have a good night. 


    Been a Habs fan since I was in 2nd grade and sat behind Patrick Roy at the Aud.

  379. JIMVINNY says:

    Just before that point shot, Nodl picked the hab who was coming to the point to interrupt the shot.  Where’s the call?

  380. doug19 says:

    What? Where did the 3rd goal come from? Was it awarded? I missed it.

  381. Exit716 says:

    Lots of time here. Philly’s going to shut it down pretty soon and coast.


  382. solomio says:

    Guys. Get real. Stop blaming the refs here. Philly hasn’t even worked up a sweat yet.

    The Habs are a laugh to these guys, honestly.

    And I said they should have started Auld tonight. The last thing Carey needs is a whupping by the Phillies.

    And Auld needs the playing time.

    Gomers a nutter. Wee DD…didn;t see him…. prolly got lost up Prongers pant leg. Wiz has choked, Eller looks like a 13 year old out there, is Pouliot benched, Spatch looked like Grandpa Spatch. Gill was passing out do not go to jail cards.

    PK & Darche playing well hmmmmmmm ya sure we’re coming back.

  383. C3P1 says:

    can price refuse to go to the ASG to rest?

  384. RGM says:
    2P 19:36:

    Over. Soft D by Subban. Carcillo 3-0


    2P 20:00:

    Not over. But 3-0 would be goodnight, nurse.

    I leave the room for a minute – what happened?

    Go Habs Go!

  385. doug19 says:

    Whoops a Flyer fell down no penalty?

  386. SLYDER says:

    no other team puts on such a display of goonery


    i dont get it…its completely counter productive and downright ugly

  387. JD_ says:

    Don’t we all…

  388. SLYDER says:

    why not a 5 on 3 for that shot after the whistle?

  389. Bill says:

    Great, can you get me Geoff Molson’s email next?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  390. calvee123 says:

    Yes the Canadiens did this to themselves. 

  391. Larry says:

    You are bang on. I have been saying that for the last five years and no one believes me. It is even worse in the weaker markets. Carolina, Florida, Tampa etc. Even my Leaf fan friends don’t believe me despite the fact that they are victim to the same scam. It just doesn’t seem so obvious as they are not in as many games as we are. But there is definately a real bias in American cities when the established, historic franchises come in.

  392. Rainrocket16 says:

    yes it always happens like that in the last 5 minutes, but tonight we just made it easy on the refs.

  393. avatar_58 says:

    It’s always the problem. I don’t care if they feel like being strict, I just want consistency.

  394. calvee123 says:

    Agreed! I thought so also.

  395. dean roberts says:

    you get him Larry, i’ll get carcillo

  396. Mattyleg says:

    Stupid penalties.

    Can’t really blame the refs for this one.


    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  397. habs001 says:

    i think this time we can still come back…the flyers are playing casual but we must finish our chances….we should get at least 2 pp(lol) we need to score on those… ak 46 and pouliot have to compete more..

  398. calvee123 says:

    Usually my oberservations for games Canadiens play against American teams, is the Referees need to make sure that the home team (American team) gets enough power plays that they will win the game.  This way people in the states will still want to go to their games.  If the American teams lose people are not going to fill the arena.  Plain and simple.  I notice that penaltys will be called almost always against the Canadiens with in the last 5 minutes of a period.  Am I way off base here?  Please let me know if I am other posters.

  399. punkster says:

    Comment of the evening. LOL!!!


  400. SeriousFan09 says:

    Habs should know by this point in the season and by years of previous experience they can’t get caught taking undisciplined penalties, they put themselves in this hole all by themselves.


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

  401. punkster says:

    Exactly. Can’t fault the refs for calling any of those no matter what people think was missed.


  402. JD_ says:

    I’ve seen this movie before and it isn’t about the reffin’.

    The Habs were beggin’ for it.

  403. oshawahabsfan says:

    Damn goalposts!

  404. wd40 says:

    that’s how i like it, consistent reffing. 

  405. habsperspective says:

    Just when I think I couldnt possibly despise this club anymore.

  406. twilighthours says:

    Just logged in.  Hope to god no one is complaining about the officiating.  We deserved every one of those penalties.  

    I’ve never seen such display of being mentally weak.  Pathetic.

  407. dhenry1234 says:

    A great period for the habs goes to shit because of a lack of discipline.


    I think the habs can still win this game if they come out pissed off in the second and Price shuts the door the rest of the game.


  408. Exit716 says:

    It’s time for Trust Fund Geoffrey to rip the league.


  409. topher5468 says:

    I cant believe that just happened, what a melt down, 3 stupid, dumb unnecessary penalties

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

  410. SeriousFan09 says:

    Boone, that wasn’t Carter’s goal, credit where it’s due, that was Wisniweski putting it in.


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

  411. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    This is what happens when you Flyers a 5-on-3 chance.

  412. JasonM says:

    I always hated when the Habs would play in Phily, the calls are never on the level and you can always expect a degree of grandstanding coming from the stripes.

  413. Larry says:

    There is no player in the league I would rather punch square in the face than that little traitor sissy Briere. I wish someone on our side would take him out and good.

  414. larisalapointe says:

    Honestly, 3 guys in the penalty box at once. Do they think it’s a freakin’ Roman bath?

  415. HNS says:

    Here comes the same old horseshit.

  416. dhenry1234 says:

    If the refs are going to call everything the habs have done that’s fine. But what about that interference call that should have been called when that flyer knocked Desharnais on his ass for no reason? Was I the only one that was immediately saying “wtf”? This could be a completely different game had the zebra made that call. But nope.

  417. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Can’t blame the refs. Our guys brought that upon themselves. Just a (hopefully very temporary) complete and total collapse in self-discipline out there.

  418. CHsam says:

    How timely ! I go for a dump, Habs go for a dump.

    I go for a wiz. Habs go for a Wiz.

    I go for a scorer…. Habs cannot afford.

  419. Da Hema says:

    Makes one wonder just how stupid and dense Habs players really are….

  420. pricefor25 says:

    should i change the channel now?

  421. Danno says:




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

  422. habsfaninboston says:

    We just handed this game to Philly on a platter.

    Very undisciplined.

  423. Exit716 says:

    Run the Russkie in Philly’s net. He’s shakey as hell tonight.


  424. Larry says:

    People saying we deserved those penalties, yeah we did.  They were legitimate calls. The beef is the legitimate infractions commited by the opposition that are not called. That is the problem.

  425. Rainrocket16 says:

    For once it is 100% our fault we had three Penalties in a row, Subban retarded, Spacek (just hit him, don’t hold his hand…game over if they get the next one!

  426. Exit716 says:

    It’s not the penalties, it’s the fact that PK’s high stick didn’t take out the guy’s eye. If you’re going to get called at least break a bone or do a Clarke on their ankle. Christ it’s not like they’re human. They’re the Flyers. Run them through the boards and send them home on a stretcher.


  427. calvee123 says:

    Right on buddy!  I thought so also.  I think if the game is close then that is when this is more prevelant!

  428. doug19 says:

    I have noticed that too. However it is a little more difficult to pull off come playoffs.

  429. win4ce says:

    Said he was likely to go to New Jersey to be head coach since he started his career there.

  430. zak says:

    Anyone out there know what RDS was saying about Kirk Muller

  431. Viruk42 says:

    It is worth noting two things, in my opinion.

    First, at least two of those were clear penalties, although the Kostitsyn one was hard to see in the replay (I’m streaming online, it’s good but not perfect) and looked kind of weak.

    Second, having said the above, it does seem to be a case of inconsistency on the part of referees. Too many times those exact things are not called, so to call them while already on the PK is really frustrating.


    As per usual, Montreal is near the top in number of penalties (tied for 3rd before this game) and near the bottom in power plays (tied for 23rd).

  432. habaholic68NJ says:

    17 great minutes of play, taking it to the best team in the league  and then back to back 5 on 3’s?  Wow.  If there was ever a way to turn a game, this is it.  Martin must be on fire.  He didn’t even have to use his note pad.

  433. SensFanSpezza says:

    Yeah.  And if the real guy posted his picture, it’d be a pimply fat kid with premature balding problems.

  434. shootdapuck says:

    Coming from a loser Spezza lover whose avatar is a man.


    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  435. dhenry1234 says:

    Habs need to answer back quickly. The only way that I can see that happening is if they come out rediculously pissed off. THey need to be more pissed off than any of us here. Come on boys lets take it to those Flyer Pieces of Shit!

  436. billylove says:

    Not the refs my friend, PK reminded us that he needs to mature, a rookie/dumb penalty to take. 

  437. Larry says:

    Well the refs turned what could have been a good game into a laugher.

  438. JIMVINNY says:

    I don’t give a sh*t if they’re all legitimate penalties.  My issue is the legitimate penalties that other teams always seem to get away with against us.

  439. shootdapuck says:

    Stupid, stupid, stupid penalties.



    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star: 1st star: Henri Richard 2nd Star: Doug Harvey 3rd Star: Jacques Plante Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  440. wd40 says:

    my likey! (avatar)  SCHWIIING!

  441. Da Hema says:

    Aie yie yie. We could get humiliated tonight….

  442. Larry says:

    Boone is right. There was a long long pause before that refs arm went up.

  443. JasonM says:

    Refs giving the game to Phily now.

  444. JD_ says:

    Newsy had one of these woozy ones a few weeks ago. It went on all night long.

    Needs to regroup mentally. Wrong team to dick around with.

  445. C3P1 says:

    pronger still scares me…god that man is intimidating

  446. habs001 says:

    ak46 so far has the philly flu…wake up and compete

  447. Exit716 says:

    Soft call.

  448. JIMVINNY says:

    That was really dumb penalty.  But Richards was completely holding SPacek’s arm in place.

  449. Da Hema says:

    Sigh. The parade to the penalty box….

  450. C3P1 says:


  451. habsperspective says:

    Chris Lee?

  452. JIMVINNY says:

    This is ridiculous.  What a load of crap.

  453. Trenton_Romulox says:

    This is pathetic. 

    What a ******* joke.

    Get him out of the freakin’ crease! YOU CANNOT JUST LET PEOPLE SIT THERE!

  454. punkster says:

    Just make it more difficult on yourselves why don’t you.


  455. Marvin says:

    Since day 1, I’ve not been impressed with the defensive play of Wiz.

  456. SLYDER says:

    two BONEHEAD penalties…completely

  457. Larry says:

    Once again, the dirtiest team in hockey, and guess who gets all the penalties. Absolute bullshit.


  458. Bill says:

    Penalties continue to be the Habs undoing. Why do they keep doing this to themselves??

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  459. JasonM says:

    Here’s to hoping the Refs call it straight down the middle for the whole game.

  460. zak says:

    you get away with more in womens hockey. bring back the old days of hockey before bettman

  461. JIMVINNY says:

    On top of it, they’re letting the Flyers get away with a sh*tload of holding and interference.

  462. C3P1 says:

    damn it price, make yourself big!

  463. Bill says:

    Wow, talk about zero discipline. They have no-one to blame but themselves, what a bunch of idiots.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  464. king ddd says:

    to his defense, he was madly hooked and no call

  465. SLYDER says:

    whats with the wiz? hes playing like garbage tonight

  466. C3P1 says:

    nice stops by 31

  467. JIMVINNY says:

    Total BS.  Wiz got hooked, that’s why he coughed up the puck.  and then they give AK a penalty 10 seconds later.

  468. larisalapointe says:

    Pleks must lead the league in getting kicked out of faceoffs.

  469. Da Hema says:

    How cruelly ironic that a Phailadelphia Flyer was a recipient of the Guy Lafleur Award….

  470. PeterD says:

    WTF Wiz…stop giving it away in our end

  471. HFX-HabFan says:

    Everyone’s playing with a little more jam tonight!  Latest example: Weber laying out Shelley.

  472. JIMVINNY says:

    He’s always been scouted as a playmaker.  That he doesn’t score a ton of goals is not a surprise to anyone who knew what kind of player he is.  It also doesn’t help that he is playing right wing, instead of his natural center position.

  473. JIMVINNY says:

    White is the first hab in a while to “accidentally” bump the goalie after a whistle.  Wouldn’t mind seeing more of that out of the rest of the team once in a while.

  474. PeterD says:

    Where’s White..I want to see him lay out someone

  475. PeterD says:

    How did Gomez get carcilo into roughing…love that…good to see Gomez with some fight in him

  476. RGM says:

    The people that booed Santa. LOL

    Go Habs Go!

  477. Exit716 says:

    What a city. Boo PK, Cheer Dog Killer Michael Vick.


  478. habsperspective says:

    Carcillio, schmuck first class!

  479. Keith says:

    Very scrambly out there. Getting chances both ways.

  480. JIMVINNY says:

    Subban is going to pull an end-to-ender at some point, just to shut the morons up.  Probably won’t stop them from booing, but it’ll be fun.

  481. PeterD says:

    Keep getting in theri headds PK…not much else in some of them.

  482. Bill says:

    These are people who put cheese on steak and call it a sandwich. Forget it Jake, it’s Phillytown.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  483. JIMVINNY says:

    PK is just killing them.

  484. Da Hema says:

    When one thinks of the city of Philadelphia, “class” always comes to mind.


  485. Exit716 says:

    Carcillo went down like a figure skater. What a dive.

  486. Danno says:

    How come Psycho doesn’t get a delay of game penalty as well?


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

  487. Hockey Socks says:

    Habs can’t beat them at their own game, stay disciplined and win on the scoreboard. Gomez for Carcillo is a tradeoff that benefits Philadelphia 4-on-4.

  488. JD_ says:

    Cheeky bugger.

    The mouthbreather took the bait.

  489. win4ce says:

    Why did Gomez cross-check him? Something must of happened, at least i assume, but I missed it. Anyone know?

  490. SLYDER says:

    because gomez is a knuckle head…not unlike carcillo

  491. VancouverHab says:

    Gomez’s “dumb” and “stupid” penalty (quoting some of the Usual Suspects here) just got the cretin Carcillo into a offsetting retaliation penalty, so sending a message to the Flyers that we have fightback and also firing up our team.

    Translation: Gomez is a winner.

    More of this “stupid” “dumb” play, and we’ll win the Stanley Cup….

  492. Bill says:

    Habs not playing The System … playing edgy, offensive hockey and blowing defensive assignments. Too much emotion? I kinda like it.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  493. andrewberkshire says:

    They hate Subban so much, you know he’s good.

  494. Danno says:

    It’s hackey at its finest


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

  495. HFX-HabFan says:

    When a rookie is getting the same treatment normally reserved for someone like Crosby, it says something.

  496. JasonM says:

    We’re playing with a bit of nasty. I like that.

  497. Keith says:

    Nice hit by Darche to keep it in.

  498. JIMVINNY says:

    wow. Hamr was the deepest guy for quite a while there.  Kind of worrisome, against an offensive team like the Flyers.

  499. SUMO says:

    the philly announcers called Weber a German. Even their announcers are cretins.

  500. habs001 says:

    eller has scored very few goals in his hockey career at any level and you can see right now he just does not have the hunger of a goal scorer and ability to finish goal scoring chances

  501. JIMVINNY says:

    Weber just plastered Shelley.  Whoda thunk it?

  502. Da Hema says:

    The last Hab I saw do that was Mike McPhee!

  503. king ddd says:

    i have a man crush on white

  504. JIMVINNY says:

    What a dive.

  505. PeterD says:

    No love between these two teams

  506. zak says:

    Arpon’s sarcasm is the truth.

  507. wotever says:

    Bravo!  Meta-comment of the year IMHO!

    Gormdog, I have no idea about whether I agree with you on hockey, but I agree with you on the general state of fandom.  My only concern is that I’d like to see the facts which back up your assertion as well. :-)

    It’s just a game.

  508. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Well I agree it can get annoying. But I just think we have to respect everyone’s opinion on the differen’t players.

  509. CBrady12 says:

    ahh piss off with the bloody composition errors, this isnt an english lit website for christ sakes…

  510. Gormdog says:

    Whether its 13 year olds trolling the webs or my 60 year old uncle, there is this nauseating sense of entitlement/bitterness/negativity that radiates from far too many Habs fans…


    Not quite sure what the cause is but i sure do wish it would at least pace itself or else we as fans will be the laughing stock of the league… If we aren’t already?

  511. StevieRay says:

    Past glory …now that’s what I’m talking about !!! Maybe that’s why we are what we are …  you pulling our chains Gdog ..??

  512. Gormdog says:

    I’m not just talking about on online message boards…  Habs fans everyone have turned our past glory into an excuse to whine, bitch, and moan at all times about all things… It’s an epidemic that embarasses me!

  513. dhenry1234 says:

    If ya don’t like reading that stuff its as simple as scrolling down.

  514. HabFarmer says:

    Usually when someone says to me, “so you’re a habs fan?”, when they see my hat or my toque or my underwear, or whatever, I say “but don’t hold it against me”.  But sometimes I say, “Best. Team. Ever”.  When I say that, now that’s when they get all glassy eyed………. .


    A man’s attitude… a man’s attitude goes some ways. The way his life will be. Is that somethin’ you agree with?

  515. Gormdog says:

    Fans can like, and dislike, whoever they want. It is not the liking, or disliking, of players, that give the impression that Montreal fans are whiny *#$%$es.

    Its the incessant hammering of the aformentioned dislikes, the constant whining, the replaying over and over the same complaints about a contract, the complete lack of knowledge about their own team, the use of pithy stat lines to underline how “bad” a player is, the same player who was the ONLY Hab who got his offensive mojo into gear when it counted most against the big bad Flyers everyone is orgasming over today.


    THAT, is why we are seen as uninformed whiny little bandwagon jumpers. I’m not saying “don’t do it”, every fan has the right to say (pretty much) whatever they want, just know that they are further degrading the view of Habs fans across the globe with their redundant negative idiocies.


    A bit clearer now?

  516. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    no, you did obviously. not surprising.

  517. Timo says:

    “I assume you will keep incessantly complaining about it” – that is most certain. :)


  518. Jordio-oh says:

    I think you missed the point.

  519. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    So if people don’t like the same players as you they’re “bad fans”?  good luck with that.

  520. Gormdog says:

    It’s a bad contract attached to a good player. I assume you will keep incessantly complaining about it (to no avail) for the next couple of years?


    And people wonder why the impression of Habs fans has changed from “smartest fans in hockey” to “biggest bandwagon whiny dip#$&% fans in hockey”


    Keep up the good work man!

  521. Jordio-oh says:

    i’m sorry i obviously, not surprisingly, clearly, unmistakenly missed the point.

    i’ll try to use more redundancies in my future posts to accomodate your tastes.

  522. habs001 says:

    i like gomez but his minus 9 is way ahead of any of our forwards that have played 35 or more games

  523. DearyLeary says:


  524. OneTimer says:

    So glad we didn’t end up with Komisarek. If I recall, we offered him $4M/year? We really dodged a bullet there…

  525. HabFanSince72 says:
    • Leaf salespeople report that the idea of renewing their season tickets apparently makes Leaf fans really happy… really.

    • The players should be rested and ready to go next year thanks to an extended four-month offseason, as usual.
    • Let’s just say that the Leafs franchise-record seven-year streak of not beating the Senators in the playoffs shows absolutely no sign of ending any time in the next decade.
    • The team is almost certain to have a top five pick at this year’s draft, so get ready to say hello to the next Tyler Seguin (whenever the Bruins are in town).
    • Veteran goalie JS Giguere is having a career year, in the sense that at his age it’s pretty much a given that every other season over the rest of his career will be even worse than this one.
    • Anyone who’s watched him play recently would agree that Mike Komisarek is ridiculously, embarrassingly, horrifically overpaid at $4.5 million per year, which should make it especially entertaining when he gets paid the same salary for the next three years. 
    • The front office is unlikely to have to make any offseason choices between a future Vezina winner and a future overpaid backup, which is good news since they tend to have a little bit of trouble with that one.
    • Ownership is confident that the community will continue to support the franchise during a rebuilding phase, since they haven’t won in anyone’s lifetime anyway.
  526. StevieRay says:

    Timo my man .. you need to show Gomez a little more love ..remember we don’t pay him buckets of money to score .. he’s a playmaker !!! And how’s that going .. well he ranks 92nd in the NHL in the assist category . also .. Pleks is averaging .5 a game ..the Wiz .83 a game meanwhile Gomez if averaging .4 …
    What a deal we got eh !

  527. Cool Ice Price says:

    I’d love to see that.


     Habs Passion unites us all

  528. Timo says:

    Hey, maybe Gomez will score. What d’ya all think about that?

  529. OneTimer says:

    He could score a hat trick and you’d still whine about him all day long. EDIT: or you’d disappear from HI/O for a few days, as your kind is wont to do when your whine-fantasies don’t come true on a given night. I call those “Timo holidays”.

  530. Gormdog says:

    So if the Habs win you will stop spamming us with the same tripe day in and day out…. Right?

  531. Habnofear says:

    Well well…..this is generally the match up that shows all fans everywhere “Size Counts!”

  532. saskhabfan says:

    So,if you are wrong are you going to guarantee to never post here again like you did with the price bet? Oh wait nevermind. 






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

  533. Propwash says:

    J.T With another winner!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  534. Timo says:

    … as always.

  535. smiler2729 says:

    As much as I despise the Philadelphia Flyers, I gotta admit they sure turned it around very quickly after crapping the bed and firing Hitchcock and Clarke in ’06 finishing with 22 wins and 56 pts.

    They bounced back the next season with 42 wins and 95 pts and have improved every season since… the Habs are kinda doing that in a less spectacular fashion but it’s proof that blowing up a team can be turned around pretty quickly. Ottawa is next in the TNT dept.

  536. yves_on_habs says:

    Philly… one of my most hated rivals. Can’t wait ’till game time!

    – Yves –
    Blog –
    Twitter –

  537. DearyLeary says:

    Drop the Giroux manlove, already.

  538. secretdragonfly says:

    Good article in the Globe on Darche (but someone should let Mr. Gordon know that it’s spelled Mathieu)

  539. J.J. of Turku says:

    Torch up, Hands down!

    It won’t be an easy one tonight, but it’s even sweeter see Richards & co get some disrespect…



  540. andrewberkshire says:

    What a stupid penalty by Gomez.

  541. punkster says:

    Oh, this is gonna be some fun baby.


  542. Bill says:

    Gomez is so fiery lately, I love it!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  543. HFX-HabFan says:

    Tough guy Pronger, going after Gomez.  Dumb penalty by Gomez though.

    Carcillo is a complete embarassment to hockey, in the same class as Avery, Kaleta and Ruutu.

  544. zak says:

    we need a player like knuckles Nilan

  545. andrewberkshire says:

    Good thing Carcillo is so dumb that he retalliated.

  546. JIMVINNY says:

    Haha.  And Carcillo shows he’s an even bigger idiot than Gomez.

  547. JasonM says:

    How useless is Shelley? He’s layed out by Weber.

  548. habs001 says:

    wiz doing mab imitation today

  549. PeterD says:

    Liking our game tonight…good pressure from all 4 lines…love that Darche, Moen, White line…good size and energy and physical

  550. JasonM says:

    pretty much this

  551. avatar_58 says:

    Ah so is his how they win? Easy to be #1 when the refs allow it

  552. MICP says:

    How is this the officals fault?   They made PK slash and high stick the flyer?  What about the hold on Spatch?  

    Im sure the flyers will pull a hab and blow a 2 gol lead.   It is not the officals fault that we are undisciplined.

  553. calvee123 says:

    Boy oh boy! We were doing o.k. until the stupit penaltys.  You cannot beat this team short handed 2 guys for 4 minutes.  Stupid mistakes.

  554. calvee123 says:

    Boy oh boy! We were doing o.k. until the stupit penaltys.  You cannot beat this team short handed 2 guys for 4 minutes.  Stupid mistakes.

  555. RGM says:

    I need your discipline, I need your help.

    Go Habs Go!

  556. Danno says:

    These refs are on the take. Total unpasteurized bullsh!t


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

  557. avatar_58 says:

    Oh give me a break, Spacek held a guy who had the puck. I don’t see the problem. A one-handed slash by PK called when it’s already a 2 man advantage? When does that ever get called?


    Funny how harsh they are on the habs, whilst Pronger et al can do as they please.

  558. billylove says:

    Boone is right about that steep mountain, Philly is 17-1 when leading after one. But, if the Habs score next….

  559. Habnofear says:

    The Philly grind is causing the Habs too take bad penalty’s….Plyiers are to overwhelming!Game isn’t over just yet but we just don’t have the size or the guns.Must be addressed Gauthier !

  560. CBrady12 says:

    My 8 year old sister writes better than you…

  561. Da Hema says:

    What bothers me is the Habs take such demoralising penalties. If PK, for example, slashed and broke the hand of a Flyer, I could care less. But such a meaningless, pointless, idiotic slash that ends up costing us a goal….

  562. oshawahabsfan says:

    Anyone have a link, the one I was was watching on atdhe stopped working. Thanks!

  563. HFX-HabFan says:

    So, in conclusion, a total lack of discipline undid all the good things that happened for us in the first.  That said, we were carrying the play for much of the period before the disciplinary meltdown.  Stay out of the box and we can win this thing.  Bobrovsky is definitely fighting the puck so far tonight (does anyone else see the next Roman Cechmanek here?).

    But we MUST get the next goal.

  564. CHsam says:

    This is where PG clicks on the icon that says “ReInforcements”

  565. zak says:

    CJAD was reporting that the habs were interested in Arnott. Hope it’s for gomez

  566. Da Hema says:

    Habnofear is extrahabfan….

  567. zak says:

    Guy and now Kirk

  568. punkster says:


    (I didn’t laugh the first time you posted this because I thought you were serious)


  569. zak says:

    Lou not as dumb as Gainey

  570. Bob-says-NYET says:

    Hahaha carcillo scored even strength against u tools. Can’t complain about that one

  571. shootdapuck says:

    Habs have turned into spectators!



    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  572. chevy013 says:

    I wanted to go to bed early tonight anyways but didn’t think the game would be over at the end of the 1st period.

    I figured habs would lose tonight anyways. Philly is just too good, best team in the NHL, worthy of a cup.

    Philly looks like an NHL team. unfortunately habs look like a  midget AHL TEAM, honestly.

  573. RGM says:

    I hope it’s not too cold under your bridge.

    Go Habs Go!

  574. punkster says:

    Gettin’ schooled here. Great learning experience for the kids if nothing else. Oh well, stuff happens.


  575. avatar_58 says:

    What else is on? I see only one TEAM on the ice

  576. JIMVINNY says:

    I think Eller might have got a stick on that one.

  577. billylove says:

    A spark, finally!

  578. showey47 says:

    Way to go DD

  579. Rainrocket16 says:

    ok lets fight now!! F it oh wait, we can’t do that either…just once I wanna see Subban drop Richards please!!!!

  580. oshawahabsfan says:

    How many more facking too many men penalties can these guys take! Wake the f%*) up!

  581. JIMVINNY says:

    That looked like it hurt.  And the Philthy fans boo, because they don’t know what a Flyer penalty actually looks like, having seen so many go uncalled so far tonight.

  582. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    We are Flyers’ bitches.

    We just can’t beat them. 

  583. andrewberkshire says:

    Let’s be honest here for a second. We’re missing out best goal scorer, our best defenseman, and possibly out 2nd or 3rd best defenseman. If the Flyers were missing Pronger, Timonen and Briere would they be the NHL’s best team? Hell no. The biggest difference in this game has been a 2 minute 5-on-3 that wasn’t earned.

  584. punkster says:

    Um, look at the record. We have and we can. Just not by taking brain dead penalties.


  585. shootdapuck says:

    Spacek and Webber together!

    Like throwing gasoline on a fire!



    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  586. Hali_Hab says:

     And worse than that .. JM thew them out on the PK????    Also webber is not that bad he is a rookie that makes mistakes  paired with a vetran that make’s more. he needs a reliable stable defensive parterner..



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  587. HFX-HabFan says:

    Let’s get one to make it interesting.

  588. twilighthours says:

    Poor old Gomez.  Can’t even give the puck to the Flyers to end the delayed call – he missed the net!

  589. Larry says:

    I know Subban needs to mature but i wish he would hold off for one more game and give the Flyer fans the “suck my arse” salute

  590. twilighthours says:

    Flyers penalty killing is eating the Habs’ PP for lunch: let Plex stickhandle into the corner and then cough the puck up.  Ugly.

  591. Larry says:

    Pronger is SUCH a pathetic piece of shit. six foot five and he has to give a little guy like Gomez the business?

  592. topher5468 says:

    With him and Wiz out there, there is no lefty shot, its not his fault

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

  593. joeybarrie says:

    I figured it would end 5-2 for Philly, Let’s hope i’m wrong. This team has come from behind to score 2 goals in the last 3 minutes they didnt deserve.

    Doubt it will happen here. but i hope i am wrong…. Cmon boys, lets show them we aint simply giving up.

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

  594. topher5468 says:

    PP is efin pathetic, just like Hartnell, what a man, comes in from thr blind side and nails Deharnais, What a loser

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

  595. Larry says:

    It would be fun to get another one in short order. Make the human garbage sweat in their diapers

  596. Mats Naslund says:

    3 PPs in the third without a shot! A quick goal after – but damn this team needs to learn to shoot.

  597. Hali_Hab says:

    its awesome watching teams like this take advantage of our players with no  rebuttle.. it’s the GM’S  job to adress these needs, and as it stands now teams have no  problem  taking runs at our guys.. its also a statement that with the acception of pleks the junior guys are carrying the team.. where are all those high payed vets that are payed to ” step up” ata boy DARCHIE.. keep showing them how its done


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

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