Costly W?

Markov hurt … again.

But what a butt-kicking to end a great week.

797 Comments

  1. Chorske says:

    We’rrrre a feeeeiisty bunch tonight.

  2. nightmare_49 says:

     

       The refs for tonight’s game are Chris Rooney and Don VanMassenhoven. ….   Canes sniper TommyK. is still looking for his 1st goal of the season. ….  Dawgs just took a two goal lead on a goal by Max Pacioretty, his 4th.

  3. Shiloh says:

    Really liked the article about the value of players palying for at or near the league minimum (Pyatt, Darche, Halpern, Picard). The only bad thing is that some of these guys will likely get a better offer next year and we may not be able to keep them. Could be that’s why Ryan White is still in Hamilton – when we lose one of our inexpensive gems, up he comes.

  4. Tseth says:

    Canes should be worried. This isn’t a streak, we’re building a full-head of steam. Two locomotives and they’re bound to bump. Canes should be worried: 

    PK is holding it down

    P.K. Subban. Period. 

    Gionta is starting a point streak. 

    This is a PhD type of game. 

    Tom Pyatt time. Wanna see him skate all over the Canes. 

    PS beware the ghost of Ron Francis. 

  5. JF says:

    I sense a loss tonight.  After playing two great games against strong teams, it’s only too likely there’ll be a drop in the level of intensity and effort.

  6. nightmare_49 says:

     

       The Bulldogs are leading Grand Rapids 1 – 0 with eight minutes to go in the 2nd, Aaron P. has the goal, his third.

  7. zozotheclown says:

    Its true, a 90 PK would be kind of hard to maintain in the new NHL, so 110 is really for only the best 2-3 special teams teams in the league. But 100 being considered “very good” still seems like its setting the bar a bit low, I mean half the NHL is at or right around 100.

    Not that this matters anyway, its just semantics.

  8. HardHabits says:

    They only broadcast the games via drums and smoke signals where he lives, you know, in his cave.

  9. Chorske says:

    GRITTY AMERICAN YOUTHS!

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  10. Chorske says:

    SIZE! GRIT! SIZEGRITSIZESIDZEGRITGRTGRIT! PUNCH PUNCH PUNCH!

    Same record skipping over and over.

    I liked Obie cos he overcame crap that would have sent lesser men scurrying from town with their tails between their legs (own goal AND a stolen purse?), and somehow managed to turn into a relatively reliable (if unremarkable) d-man. And he was as classy leaving as he was when he was here. But it stops there.

    And are you seriously suggesting that Obie had a howitzer? Really? More so than PK or Hammer or Marky? Really?

    The games are on TSN or RDS or CBC. You should watch.

  11. SeriousFan09 says:

    Time to start knocking some holes in Cam Ward’s record against us.

    Cammalleri scores FTW tonight.

     

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

  12. JIMVINNY says:

    Old news, Ian.  That was Wednesday night.

  13. HardHabits says:

    HP doesn’t want to see the Habs built from a team of pussies. He wants them to be Veteran And Gritty Youths of North America. In other words V.A.G.Y.N.A.‘s

  14. Chorske says:

    I nominate the Miro Satan to the Habs rumour as the biggest pile of crap I heard all week…. Heck, that even beat that crap about Regehr (via EKlund) yesterday. What’s that, Eklund? It’s 95% done? Just like my check is 95% in the mail and she’s 95% pregnant?

    Pff.

  15. smiler2729 says:

    Is it the product of Gary’s cap world?

    GARY MUST GO!

  16. smiler2729 says:

    So they’re due to lose… F the Hurricanes, that team belongs in Hartford anyway.

  17. Chorske says:

    So you’re letting Laraque off the hook as a failed enforcer… because he had to do it all by himself? Wah wah. He sucked, that role-player one-dimensional enforcer thing was passe anyway.

    I actually find the comparison to O’Byrne insulting… to O’Byrne.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Quick Boone, we need a reverse jinx and fast, and you’re the only guy that can deliver.

  19. Chorske says:

    But he was NORTH AMERICAN!! With GRIT! Or sandpaper or jam or whatever the 12 year olds are calling it these days.

    It’s fun picking apart the HP nonsense, but don’t expect a cogent response.

  20. Chorske says:

    Grit! Grit! Size! Grit! Size!

    You think SHULTZ is ready for the big leagues? Cos anyone who knows anything says he’s probably three years away, minimum.

    But then, if your only criterion is GRIT! GRIT! SIZE! SIZE! GRITGRITSIZESIZEGRIT!, then yeah…. uh, no, it still doesn’t make any sense.

    We just beat BOS and we would absolutely DISMANTLE Anaheim. Anaheim is the most overrated team in the league. And how in Christ is Anaheim a gritty team?

    You’re so full of it that anyone who props your posts gets tainted by the stink.

  21. andrewberkshire says:

    No, a very good set of special teams adds to 100%, and an elite team adds to 110%. That’s Scotty Bowman’s opinion anyway.

  22. Matt_in_TO says:

    Great, now I’ve got coffee all over my computer, thanks!

     

    - In Price We Trust

  23. nightmare_49 says:

     

       from Canes Country:

      

    The Carolina Hurricanes are in Montreal to take on the Canadiens tonight at the Bell Center.   The Habs might be the perfect opponent for the Canes to face after their embarrassment at the hands of the Flyers on Thursday night.  Much like the success rate the Flyers enjoy over the Canes, the visitors seem to do very well while in Montreal.

    The Canes are 8-0-2 at the Bell Center in their last 10 meetings.   

    Carolina will be sticking with the same lineup as in previous games. 

    • Staal, Samsonov, LaRose
    • Ruutu, Cole, Skinner
    • Sutter, Dwyer, Tlusty
    • Matsumoto, Kostopoulos, Jokinen
    • Gleason, Corvo
    • Harrison, Babchuk
    • Pitkanen, McBain

    Cam Ward gets the nod in net.

  24. Wayne says:

    Cam has had our number since. I hope we finally bomb him with quality shots tonight and get the F Ward off our backs.

  25. HardHabits says:

    Because Bettman said 7 would’ve looked fishy.

  26. HardHabits says:

    Whatever you say Neanderthalhabsfan!

  27. Chuck says:

    You’re happy that O’Byrne would cross-check guys in the back of the head?

     

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  28. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    what i liked about OBRYNE (and only the replays in slo-motion revealed this) is he would cross check a forward in the back of the head, he’d go into the corners facewashing and headlocking, he could take it. 

    anyway, its really a non-factor because he was never used this year….but it does speak to the composition management is favoring.

  29. Xtrahabsfan says:

    He was allso alone …no help ….very soft team! Even George Laraque knew he couldn’t take on a team like Philly by himself,hello!

  30. Ayan_SB says:

    How the hell did 4 Leafs get on the All-Star ballot?

  31. Ayan_SB says:

    Can you imagine if the PP starts rolling and their PK stays in the top 5 of the league?

    One of the most underappreciated people on this team is assistant coach Perry Pearn. He was the reason why the Rangers had the #1 PK in the league a few years ago, and he’s one of the reasons why the Habs are currently 3rd in that respect. Not to mention the addition of Jeff Halpern who’s doing a tremendous job on the penalty kill.

  32. avatar_58 says:

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=341029

     

    WTF?? 11 years? God I’m sick of this nonsense. Power to the guy for being set for life, but we need contract limits.

  33. ProHabs says:

    What do you mean Gorges is not big enough. Not big enough for what. He has played great for about 2 years now and continues to get better. Give me 6 Gorges over 6 “big, tough” (ya right) O’Byrnes any day.

  34. ProHabs says:

    Don’t overestimate the lose of O’Byrne. I am sure if you asked any player around the league, O’Byrne didn’t strike any fear in anyone. He was not a frequent fighter, and when he did fight, it is not as though he packed a heavy punch. I would even say he was a weaker fighter than Mike Komisarek. O’Byrne was tall but he was a friendly giant.

  35. Bryan says:

    While adding up to 100 is definitely good, I’d rather see the PP at around 20% and the PK around 80-85% as opposed to what we have now.  We struggle to score goals – the D and Carey will bail us out in our zone.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  36. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Ya in a cave  with many Stanley Cup victories dumb arse;)

  37. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    I’ve been a big proponent of adding some ‘sandpaper’ to our lineup. There is no doubt that a lack of grit played a big part in our playoff exits over the last several years.  Having OBYRNE gone just brings us another notch down on the ‘gritty’ style.

    That said, you can’t help but be floored by our team.  There is one other element that can overide coming up against a gritty team, and that is owning the SPEED/POSSESSION game.  It takes alot of hard work for 60minutes but it will beat a gritty team (ie:philly/boston/chicago/ana)… as for a 7 game series? i still think thats a problem for us.

    1:The N.A.G. (North American Grit) Youth Movement will bring us respect. 2:The NHL-Ref-Syndicate will do everything in its power to never allow the HABS to win another Stanley Cup. 3. ..call up WHITE/SHULTZ/PAX now.

  38. zozotheclown says:

    I think it was an average team would add up to 100, but a good team will add to 110. Makes sense since to me to have good special teams you should have around 90/20. Its still early though, plenty of time to get to that 110 mark if the PP starts clicking like last game.

  39. Ayan_SB says:

    So isn’t there a notion that if you’re combined PP and PK percentage adds up to about 100%, you must be doing a good job?

    Cause at the moment, the Habs PK is running at a 89.4% efficiency, while the PP is on a 10.7% deficiency. But hey, that adds up to 100.1%  lol.

     


  40. HardHabits says:

    Dude, he was our 8th depth defenseman. Picard is better. He was not going to get ice time. The Habs picked up a solid prospect for a player who wasn’t playing.

    You’re from a time when blogging was done with painting on cave walls.

  41. twilighthours says:

    Rick saw a different O’Byrne than I saw.  The kid isn’t a very good hockey player.  To paraphrase Red, the guy made the same mistakes over and over again, took the same penalties, and didn’t learn from any of it.

  42. Ayan_SB says:

    Neither are Alex Semin or Patrick Sharp (leading the Hawks in points). The NHL just wants the big names.

  43. Exit716 says:

    Takes one to know one, Mr. Walsh.

     

  44. nightmare_49 says:

     

      

      Ryan O’Byrne: A Take from my Lonely Island

      

       by Rick Stephens, AllHabs.net

      

       And unlike the crop of centers-in-waiting, there is only one defenseman who can step in and play a similar role to O’Byrne, Jarred Tinordi. Yet, he is two to three years away from putting on a Canadiens jersey on a nightly basis. Let’s hope that there isn’t pressure to accelerate Tinordi’s development given the hole created in the organization by trading away O’Byrne.

       Let’s also be up front about the reason O’Byrne was not playing in the Habs line-up: Jacques Martin. The antiquated coach has different rules for different players. With O’Byrne, it was the shortest leash possible.

  45. Snair11 says:

    Tweeted from Alan Walsh’s twitter about an hour ago:


    “I nominate Martin McGuire as the asshole of the week for complete and total ignorance. Please retweet!”


    He’ll say anything

  46. Vid says:

    I’ve mostly been in favour of keeping OByrne.  I didn’t think he really got a fair chance this season or the last one but oh well, we’ll start to see his true level of talent after 20 or so games in Colorado.  He obviously wasn’t going to get any ice time here so probably best for him that he was traded out of MTL.  Still with Hamr and Gill’s contracts ending and Spatch with only one season left after his one (I see none of them being retained by the Habs) I wonder what Dmen the Habs will sign to fill the void.  Do the Habs have any good Dmen prospects who seem ready to step in next season or the season after?

    Markov Gorges

    Picard Subban

    ? ?

  47. 21BIGGionta says:

    yes i know im a little late but i’ve been out of it lately and i wanted to vent.

  48. 21BIGGionta says:

    i can’t believe Pleks and Price aren’t on the All Star ballot. RIDICULOUS

  49. Castor says:

    Use OPERA!

    It has a “Reload every 10 seconds” 

  50. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Dude ,he was our second largest player and a good ,tough D man  who belonged to a Defense core in the C.H. with no-one who is spectacular. Markov is our best,Gill is our best Defensive Dman,Gorge is solid but not big enough ,Picard good and soft,Subban will be Captain one day and skates,play-makes, shoots well and has edge and Hammer and Spatch are near the end and will slow down more and more as the season continues and not one of them could punch their way out of a wet paper bag…well haven’t seen young Subban get it on so ?And not one of them has a Howitzer from the point….I guess I ‘m from a different time when  the C.H. defense was the difference….

  51. habsfan1001 says:

    I wish Boone.s page when he is blogging about the games would  refresh itself

  52. Sith says:

    Hip hip, hypocrites!

  53. showey47 says:

    Actually he wasn’t out of position,he went behind the net with his guy umberger,who passed the puck over to filitov who passed it in front to vermette. The guy in front of the net for the avs didn’t take his man or the puck which went right by him. Obyrne led both teams in ice time last night,i watched the entire game. Six hits and four blocked shots,he was very solid last night. He is going to do very well in colorado.

  54. nick says:

    Gionta was out of position on the Chara goal. Last week a whole lotta goals got scored when Habs were out of position… I don’t see the point here. Goals get scored when people are out of position. If there in position… usually doesn’t happen.

    I’m sorry to kinda go off hehe, but I mean common…

  55. Chuck says:

    They should give him a break. He hasn’t appeared in and NHL game since the Carter administration.

     

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  56. ProHabs says:

    I can’t believe the number of people who are sad O’Byrne is gone. Especially the people who are describing him as the tough defenceman that the Habs need. O’Byrne was not tough at all. He was week on his skates and lost countless battles along the boards and in the corners. He was no tougher than any of the defenseman we have now on the team and that includes Spacek. For a guy that was 6ft5, he played like he was 5ft6.

    He was given his chance to be a regular on the Habs blueline and blew it. He had absolutely no hockey sense. When watching him, I would wonder if he was playing with a stick that was way to long because he would overskate the puck all the time or fumble with it. If he turns out to be a decent defenceman with Colorado then good for him. But he will never be more than a 3rd pairing defenceman or a depth guy.

     

  57. CHasman says:

    I think the stats tell the story a lot more than your little story.

  58. Blab says:

    Hockeybuzz.com Aaron Musick Colorado Avalanche Blogger.

    “Ryan O’Byrne gets his first Facepalm in his first game for his bad positioning leading to the Blue Jacket’s first goal.”
    I guess stats don’t tell the whole story.

  59. Habhopeful says:

    Goal scoring & Goaltending matters in the playoffs…a team full of Gretzkys or a team of Ulf Samuelsson’s…hmmmmm

     

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

  60. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    grit is only a part of the game plan…Speed/finesse/vision/passing/sniping/goaltending…and Grit... grit really matters when the playoffs come around

  61. likehoy says:

    agreed…he throws body checks like he is a blanket tryign to wrap around a player

    - I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  62. Habhopeful says:

    the leafs are gritty…but then you dont get points for throwing fists…

     

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

  63. andrewberkshire says:

    No reason to apologize man. I think that’s mostly due to it being early in the season, but thus far I’m wrong and you’re correct!

  64. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    Anaheim, most ‘penalty minutes against’ of any team in the NHL…only 5 of 27 players under 6’…only 2 forwards born outside NORTH AMERICA, Selanne and you know the other one….etc etc… i don’t think there is any team in the NHL less grittier than us.

  65. Anonymous says:

    I should have said “Surge” that’s what we called him when he was on his game.

  66. HardHabits says:

    FEISTY AMERICAN GRIT!!

  67. Chorske says:

    Still haven’t explained to me how Anaheim is a grittier team than we are.

  68. Chorske says:

    See? Feisty.

    It was SERGEI.

  69. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    ONLY CRITERION??????

    no minion de gauthier… its the only thing we lack on this exceptional team…its the only thing holding us back from going the distance, its the only thing that the sports media knocks us on… and the’re right.

    physicality is A part of the NHL.

  70. nightmare_49 says:

     

       More on Carter’s signing via Bob McKenzie’s twitter:

       Carter not eligible for no trade in Year 1. Has full no trades in Years 2, 3, 4. Modified no trade after that for duration.

  71. zozotheclown says:

    Thats what I used to think, but check it out

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/teamstats.htm?fetchKey=20112ALLAAAAll&sort=powerPlayPercentage&viewName=summary

    Just about half the teams are at 100, while 4-5 teams are at or even past 110.

    Sorry for arguing, I’m just bored.

  72. Danno says:

    In the end it was quite a tail.

     

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

  73. Exit716 says:

    Funny, old Al can dish it, but he can’t take it. Is there a market for washed up soft shit like Satan?

     

  74. nightmare_49 says:

     

       Party animal of the year, great link, Mr. B.

  75. showey47 says:

    You probably right,but laps never should have given ward the oppurtunity to sell one in the first place.

  76. Wayne says:

    Wow, it’s cool hand Carey this night.

  77. RGM says:

    He got a few thousand votes back in 2009. LOL

    Go Habs Go!

  78. Exit716 says:

    Boone criticizes Corvo…Ut oh. Poor Joe will now rag on Montreal being a shitty city and how he loves playing where people don’t care about hockey.

  79. Wayne says:

    Ward got lucky on that one boy

  80. Chuck says:

    Pouliot down on the knee… taking shooting lessons from Cammy?

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  81. RGM says:

    All right – let’s go PP!

    Go Habs Go!

  82. JIMVINNY says:

    I dislike Carolina because of how well they play against us, but I do respect their style of play, and the fact that they play pretty clean after the whistle, much like the habs.  There isn’t a lot of stickwork or roughing going on, and I can appreciate that.

  83. SUMO says:

    I wonder if JM is going to bench Laps to send a message for that dumbass penalty. You know Benny or Eller would be.

  84. Chorske says:

    Has Carolina taken a good penalty this game?

  85. nickster13 says:

    Why is Lapierre useless? Pyatt,Darche, Halpern and even Boyd are far more effective than Lapierre, and dont take any bonehead penalties

  86. HardHabits says:

    So how many games does Auld play this year? I mean Price can’t play them all. He looks like he could. But he can’t, can he?

  87. andrewberkshire says:

    The PP isn’t lighting it up, but the puck movement is 100x better in the last 2-3 games.

  88. JIMVINNY says:

    I could see Price playing 70+.  I’ll be surprised if Auld gets more than a dozen games.

  89. andrewberkshire says:

    Lapierre has drawn more penalties than he’s taken this year.

  90. Wayne says:

    Double standard

  91. RGM says:

    Their guy does it and it’s fne, but our guys does it and it’s not.

    Go Habs Go!

  92. andrewberkshire says:

    Refs are retarded. Cammalleri obviously tripped, no call, he gives a guy who has the puck a shove, instant call.

  93. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s horsesh*t.  If you aren’t going to call one, you can’t call the other.

  94. PrimeTime says:

    Really???

  95. habs-hampton says:

    Josh Gorges… probably the best d-man in the league that will never be on an All-Star ballot.

  96. andrewberkshire says:

    Man the Canes get a ton of calls, but Lapierre probably shouldn’t have checked Ward for no reason haha.

  97. Shiloh says:

    Nice dive Ward.

  98. showey47 says:

    now that was stupid on laps part,whats the point of doing that?

  99. J.J. of Turku says:

    Somebody should buy to Ron Francis a new suit…

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  100. JIMVINNY says:

    What a dive.  Laps barely touched him.

  101. Bill says:

    Whaaaaaaaaaatttttt

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  102. andrewberkshire says:

    What? That wasn’t a goal? Who is this guy wearing 31??

  103. howtathor says:

    I’m looking forward to 3 years from now when our centers are Plekanec, Leblanc, Eller and Bournival. 

  104. scrowe21 says:

    Good for O’Byrne. It was a dumb trade. I know it was just because they didn’t think they had space for OB here, but its dumb..and we would have been able to resign him for cheap next year when Gill and Hamrlik are gone (and hopefully Spacek)  We get ANOTHER center who might make it third line in the NHL some day, Colorado gets a huge physical already NHL ready defenseman. Whatever, going to tonights game. Skinner should be fun to watch. Went to the game in Boston 2 nights ago and it was so awesome, got a lot of cool pictures..one of PK watching his first regular season goal on the big screen. We were right behind the montreal bench.

  105. petrov14 says:

    PRICE!! STOP IN THE NAME OF GLOVE!!!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  106. Wayne says:

    LOL thumbs up

  107. Chorske says:

    Sorry, I disagree. Friend of mine was a competitive skier, got his knee redone by Dr Mulder, same guy who has fixed up some of the Habs over the years. He was warned that while he could expect to recover almost all of the mobility, he would have a susceptibility in that knee.

  108. punkster says:

    Remember Stephen he had 6 surgeries back in the 70s. It’s different today. Reinjuring the same spot would be a problem but I doubt it suggests he can’t take a lower body hit. Have a look at how his injuries have happened.

  109. novahab says:

    Markov is not soft he has played a lot of years for us . He is our best player and like that piece of crap Cooke last year players are taking cheap shots at him. I just watch the replay again and Staal drove his kne into trying to stop him It was a cheap shoot and Staal should get at least 30 games for tring to injuy him.

  110. Number31 says:

    Made even better by his giggling after the save :D

  111. nick says:

    Hey who coined the PhD line? Their refering to it on RDS haha.

  112. smiler2729 says:

    I meant he’s soft as in so often injured he’s more prone to it now… sheesh.

  113. Chorske says:

    It may be contract threatening.

  114. AH says:

    Chill out Chorske! just making a personal observation/opinion, doesn’t mean I’m right. I leave my basement many times bud! Obviously way more than you do considering how much time you spend commenting on this site.

  115. Habhopeful says:

    Carey Price after his awesome save…Cant help but think of it lol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezAJeaCySV4

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

  116. RGM says:

    So nice I had to say it twice. LOL

    Go Habs Go!

  117. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    As a dedicated Halak supporter from last year, I have to say it.

    That vegan whoremonger has an eye for goalies.

  118. ebk says:

    This team can survive an injury to Markov as long as Price continues at the level he is playing.

     

  119. RGM says:

    Monster crunch by PK!

    The fans sure are getting to salute the favourites tonight eh?

    Go Habs Go!

  120. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    2 comments on PhD:

     

    Halpern needs a new strap for his helemt

    They just know where each other are on the ice all the time eh?

  121. Habhopeful says:

    I LOVE THIS TEAM…UPS & DOWNS…Nothing gets my heart racing more than the habs….yeaaa!

     

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

  122. Chuck says:

    The crowd should save themselves some time and chant “P-K-rey! P-K-rey!”

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  123. ooder says:

    of i missed the game but just saw the markov injury…

    wtf was that by staal… what a classles play.. what a joke..

    took the knee and not the body… man markov is unlucky

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  124. petrov14 says:

    Maybe its our record. Maybe its the score, that save or the beer, but im loving being a Habs fan right now!!!!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  125. novahab says:

    I watched the replay four times on RDS and it looks like Stal knee hit him on the thighs and not the knee. He did put some weight on it coming off the ice . I woud think if they though it was seriously injured they wouldn’t take a chance letting him put any weight on it. heres hoping he just tweated it and it scared him that why he punched the boards. We need someone to protect our leaders because Subban will be next.

  126. Shiloh says:

    Good call – clear obstruction.

  127. Kaptain K says:

    Love Lapierre. He looked SO calm making that play… like a true skilled player. Comeon Laps.. a little more of that and you could be on the second line!

  128. andrewberkshire says:

    The Captain looks WAAAAAAY better, Cammalleri not so much.

  129. Wayne says:

    I hear you and you’re probably spot on those points but Markov’s an NHL defenceman and one has to consider the wear and tear factor after his first op.

  130. pmaraw says:

    referees having a tough time staying out of the cycle along the boards.

  131. showey47 says:

    lets put this one away here

  132. pmaraw says:

    you know what, i think we can give cammy a mulligan on anything that happens in 2010.

  133. Exit716 says:

    Poor Kostitsyn, getting stuck with Gomez as his centre.

     

  134. avatar_58 says:

    I missed that goal and TSN doesn’t have highlights up yet, where can I see it? I missed the last two as well, had a guest

  135. JasonM says:

    2 minutes for being near a player who can’t skate?

  136. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Okay, we’re sensitive after a thing like that. And comparing him to an Eagles song – ouch.

  137. J.J. of Turku says:

    My eyes are tired. I read obduction… :)

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  138. Da Hema says:

    First Cammalleri, now Gomez….

    ————————

    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

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

  139. J.J. of Turku says:

    Rich guy wanted own bench…

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  140. K-hab25 says:

    Carolinas’ color guy was talking all game about how high glove is Price’s weak spot, I guess he was wrong. :-)

  141. RGM says:

    Stubbs.

    Go Habs Go!

  142. andrewberkshire says:

    I agree, and I think he’s going to start lighting the lamp a ton soon, but he’s making bad plays with the puck all over the ice.

  143. SeriousFan09 says:

    Carolina targeting a vulnerable Hab, where have I see this before???

    I watched that whole game to the end just to see the look of defeat on their faces for a small bit of satisfaction.

     

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

  144. SeriousFan09 says:

    Lapierre having his monthly “Lafleur moment” as I like to call them.

     

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

  145. HFX-HabFan says:

    Markov…dangit.

  146. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    Get UP!@

  147. punkster says:

    Oh no…no…no

     

  148. andrewberkshire says:

    You can see Staal hesitate as he realizes he’s going to be beat to the puck, and he drags his leg on purpose to stop Markov’s movement. He should be getting a massive suspension for that in a fair world, and in the NHL he’ll get nothing.

  149. Wayne says:

    UH OH… deja vu all over AGAIN!

  150. Xtrahabsfan says:

    And there goes a knee….

  151. RGM says:

    Not again.

    Go Habs Go!

  152. JIMVINNY says:

    No way.  Not Markov again…

  153. avatar_58 says:

    WOW

     

    Sorry I missed that! MAXIM!

     

    -Also BWAHAHAHA Darche. Salt in the wound

  154. petrov14 says:

    Markov!!! NO!!!!!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  155. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    That’s not satisfying…enough. 

    I still remember that playoff series.

    One of those rare times where I wish we had Boogard or Laraque to do the same to Canes.

  156. Chorske says:

    Staal. Leg on leg.

  157. showey47 says:

    ah shit,not again.

  158. SUMO says:

    Good observation. I’m surprised no one has ever done a Don Cherry is an idiot video on you tube to document his hypocrisy.

  159. Keith says:

    Oh God you gotta be kidding me? This is horrible!

  160. athanor says:

    Try NHL.com. It’s one of their must-sees.

  161. Shiloh says:

    Knee-on-knee – looks like we’ll see a lot of Picard.

  162. TOEmastro says:

    Knee on knee… someone cut off his damn head

  163. andrewberkshire says:

    Accidental or not, Staal should be suspended for that.

  164. Hagar says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  165. Danno says:

    Loved his grimmacy smile. Lapierre is truly the Man of a Thousand Faces.

     

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

  166. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Aaah man missed Price’s save…

    AND WTF HAPPENED TO MARKOV?

  167. geo_habsgo says:

    Seasons over.

  168. Chorske says:

    What a horsecrap play. Meaningless.

  169. SeriousFan09 says:

    Laraque never did anything though, we signed an enforcer and we got a liability who didn’t protect his guys.

     

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

  170. C3P1 says:

    he’s putting weight on it!

    _________________________________________________  

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

  171. avatar_58 says:

    My hatred for this garbage team got even worse tonight. HATE

  172. Exit716 says:

    Paul Maurice is the epitome of a loser coach.

  173. Castor says:

    IT’S NOT FREAKING FAIR MAN!! MARKOV AGAIN. IT’S LIKE A FREAKING JOKE.

  174. RGM says:

    Favourited. LOL

    Go Habs Go!

  175. Jbird says:

    And he’s really hurt.  well . . .  .he was sort of walking by himself there.

  176. Willy the bum says:

    Canes (especially Staal), you’re now on Habs’ hit list!!!

  177. Chorske says:

    Please. He’s a Staal. It won’t even get a second look.

  178. Xtrahabsfan says:

    No problem ,just insert O’Bryne……

  179. habstrinifan says:

    And Boston does too. Suddenly they dont seem to have so many games in hand.

  180. andrewberkshire says:

    Staal didn’t even get a minor penalty? What a joke this league is.

  181. deuce6 says:

    Sad…Luke Richardson’s daughter commits suicide..RIP

    http://www.torontosun.com/sports/hockey/2010/11/13/16129451.html

  182. pmaraw says:

    that was quite the knee to the ribs.

  183. HFX-HabFan says:

    A tad too strong of a reaction; the fact that it’s accidental means it likely won’t even warrant a review.

  184. PrimeTime says:

    Nobody is smiling now……..

  185. Norm0770 says:

    Markov can’t even put weight on his leg.  Very bad.

  186. Willy the bum says:

    Gomez should get a penalty… after what Staal did on Markov?!

    Canes should eat ice.  Period.

  187. C3P1 says:

    hello! he can put weight on it!

    _________________________________________________

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

  188. Chorske says:

    I am more chill now. I was NOT chill earlier. I apologize if I chewed your head.

    I don’t have a basement.

  189. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    exactly that was a damn knee on knee this league has such a bias for the american teams

  190. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    exactly that was a damn knee on knee this league has such a bias for the american teams

  191. Larry says:

    I don’t think that was accidental at all. I think Staal did that on purpose and intended to injure

  192. Habhopeful says:

    definatley incidental but that kinda ruined my mood

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

  193. Willy the bum says:

    Heartbreaking… :(

  194. HFX-HabFan says:

    If it makes anyone feel better, Giguere just let in a softie to let the Canucks take the lead 4-3 over the Laughs.

  195. Chuck says:

    On-par with the save against Crosby earlier this year.

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  196. Rudy says:

    Did you see Markov punch the boards, he knew it’s not good, and PK right there to get in Staal’s face.

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

  197. Bryan says:

    Definitely not nearly as bad as the injury in the playoffs.  He could put weight on it there.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  198. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    With a bit of luck, his reaction was fear for having been reinjured. Let’s hope it’s not his knee, or anything other than a close call.

     

  199. Da Hema says:

    Just dreadful news. 14 years of age. So young.

    My heart goes out to the Richardson family.

  200. dhenry1234 says:

    doubt markov’s injury is too serious. I doubt he’ll miss any more than week if he even misses any.

  201. vegas_habs_fan says:

    NHL.com

    Vancouver improved to 5-0-1 against Eastern Conference opponents with its second consecutive win overall. The Canucks went 13-5-0 against teams from the East last season.”

    Last time I checked you can’t lose 2-0 in overtime…

  202. habfab14120 says:

    Don’t know if you’re being sarcastic or douchey, but not funny, either way.

  203. PrimeTime says:

    I’m pretty sure you will see it a few dozen times..

  204. J.J. of Turku says:

    Now we would need a mean a-hole to step up for the team.

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  205. JasonM says:

    Markov is damned.

  206. avatar_58 says:

    I’m going to be watching this over and over and over

  207. Chorske says:

    Ah Paul Maurice. Shut your pie hole.

  208. andrewberkshire says:

    I could give a shit less if it was accidental. It was a stupid play that was entirely Staal’s fault that resulted in an injury to a star player. Staal should be done for 5+ games AT LEAST.

  209. Chuck says:

    Habs are now 8-0 when playing after 1 day off. Can we convince the Flyers to play on Monday?

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  210. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    STFU Maurice – teach your team how to play defense.

  211. Castor says:

    For the love of EARTH I hope you’re right.

  212. RGM says:

    Make them pay for Markov. Hell, let Price join the rush.

    Go Habs Go!

  213. Exit716 says:

    Boston loses to Ottawa 2-0.

  214. PrimeTime says:

    The latter…..u don’t come here much?

  215. Richard B says:

    I hope all you are right. I’m starting to fear that Markov is made of glass.  His reaction scares me!!

    Richard B

  216. Bill says:

    Maurice has a point, Gomez should have gotten a penalty there, what was he doing?

    As for Markov, we should probably start getting used to this.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  217. JIMVINNY says:

    Somebody hit Staal in the face with a slap shot.

  218. shootdapuck says:

    Monthly, thats a stretch!

    Biannual may be more like it!

     

    “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″

  219. RGM says:

    A thing of beauty. 4 points for Pleks tonight.

    Go Habs Go!

  220. andrewberkshire says:

    Maurice has some balls to bitch a call after Staal gets no call for what’s usually 5 and a game.

  221. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    ANDREI KOSTITSYN…

    WOW HE’S OFF GOMEZ’ LINE AND HE SCORES LOL

    AK46!

  222. HFX-HabFan says:

    The PP pots one for Markov.

  223. punkster says:

    AK!

    Stick it Caners.

  224. TOEmastro says:

    so who the f- cares at this point, what an empty win. Hope Markov is okay

  225. joe-hab-nuno says:

    someone give this Staal guy a pair of sunglasses. He looks like he’s looking at the sun all the time

  226. Richard B says:

    Me too…perhaps we should have the first Habs inside out Prayer Summit.

    Richard B

  227. Danno says:

    Brother Andrei does his usual celebration… Chewbacca style!

     

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

  228. RGM says:

    Lucky seven!

    Go Habs Go!

  229. andrewberkshire says:

    Excellent. Bury this team for what they did.

  230. TOEmastro says:

    ANOTHER one for the same PP… noce

  231. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    2 POINTS FOR GOMEZ TONIGHT

    7-2

    BLOWOUT

    DARCHEEE

    HEALL YEAH

  232. PrimeTime says:

    Happy Jdub???

  233. pmaraw says:

    fuck carolina!

  234. habfab14120 says:

    F yeah!

  235. geo_habsgo says:

    TWO FOR MARKOV!! ATTA BOYS!

  236. AH says:

    Apology accepted. Appreciate that. No worries.

  237. Wayne says:

    I’d concede those 2 for Markov’s return

  238. petrov14 says:

    7-2!! When was the last time we did this?!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  239. JIMVINNY says:

    Methinks teams might start respecting our PP now.  Hopefully.  Anyways, it’s sure nice to hang a beating on these guys.

  240. Danno says:

    Darche Vader Laser Sabre!

     

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

  241. Keith says:

    Yes!!! Glad we’re smoking these guys, but I’m concerned about Markov. Doesn’t look good.

  242. Chorske says:

    I’ve seen three replays. I’m willing to give Staal the benefit of the doubt. He isn’t a dirty player.

     

    But how much of a pox are these Hurricanes? Koivu’s eye? Markov’s knee?

  243. RGM says:

    Nice.

    Go Habs Go!

  244. nick says:

    If you are going to throw out suspensions to any two players who get tied up an fall in the corner – you won’t have any players left by the end of the week.

    There has to be some sort of malice, or illegal about his game. As far as I saw it, there wasn’t. It’s a shitty accident. Thats all.

  245. Larry says:

    Man we haven’t had a blow out like this on a Saturday night in a while. It feels like 1977 tonight.

    I HATE Carolina.

  246. Chuck says:

    Well, that’ll help the power play numbers…

     

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  247. CHsam says:

    Boone you have some ungodly hours bro

  248. PrimeTime says:

    ….and Darche score on Gomez line…LOL

  249. HFX-HabFan says:

    Sorry to say, but it won’t be reviewed.

  250. J.J. of Turku says:

    Strange, a goal without Pleky :)

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  251. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    The wife gets pissy at me because I always get pissed at staal for something and start spouting off about how much I’d love to see him take a skate in the throat and bleed out on the ice.  I’d pvr that b1tch and watch it daily I would!

  252. TomNickle says:

    If that ACL is torn again his career is over.

  253. Chorske says:

    ANd tomorrow there will be talk about how the Habs ran up the score.

  254. showey47 says:

    Actually it would be better if he did get him in the thigh. I would rather a bad charlie horse or deep bruise over the possible alternative.

  255. Chorske says:

    That’s not true at all. It means his season is almost certainly over. But not his career. It’s an important ligament, but it is just a ligament. Some skiers have busted theirs multiple times and had them fixed.

  256. Nina76 says:

    yes that was a deliberate hit KNEE to KNEE.STAAL KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING DIRTY PLAYER SORE LOSER I hope it is going to be reviewed, should get a game for that or better still stay out until Markov comes back. I would love to see this happen when anyone hits with a knee on knee {Pigs might fly To] Great game ,good luck Markov hope to see you soon GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  257. Richard B says:

    Calling all posters to the first habs insideout prayer summit.

    Please remember Markov tonight

    Richard B

  258. tigress says:

    Carolina’s announcer declared it a goal before he really saw what happened. Carey’s shaking-laughing shoulders were icing on the cake!

  259. punkster says:

    So how is the resurrection of Khadri workin’ out for ya Berkie?

  260. Mike Boone says:

    Tell me about it. But naps are saving my sorry ass.

  261. Chorske says:

    Shut the frak up

  262. TomNickle says:

    He’s into his thirties and that would be two surgeries on that knee in 8 months.

    That’s career ending.

  263. floatingineather says:

    1. Pleks  2.  Price   3. Gionta

  264. Chuck says:

    Leafs lose 5-3. It’s the night that keeps on giving.

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  265. petrov14 says:

    God Cherry! Blocking shots is how teams win!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  266. TomNickle says:

    Nope.  Injury prone just became fair, I don’t think it was till now.

    I think Staal was just trying to get out of the way to be honest.  Anyway, it’s looking like we need to start preparing for life without him like you say.

    He just cost himself a few million for sure.  He doesn’t get a dime more than $5 million/annually now.  

    He’s down for the next week now minimum, even if it’s just sore they aren’t going to let him play till next Monday I bet.

  267. punkster says:

    7 goals? Bag skate them tomorrow JM.

  268. VancouverHab says:

    In no special order:

    PRICE: for “bending the matrix”
    PLEKS: for being Pleks.
    GOMEZ: for grit without his stick in a ‘won’ game and
    rubbing their face in it (literally) and then setting up Darche in a beauty.
    THE LEAVES: for still being losers

    And now the best:
    Bob GAINEY: for assembling this feel-good Habs lineup (after so many grey years.) He is legend.

  269. Danno says:

    Early to ask I know, but is there any word at all on Markov?

     

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

  270. Shiloh says:

    Love to see Darche get a PP goal. He is such a solid player – doesn’t give up. And he gets to pop one in front of the home crowd – nice.

    Markov …………………… all I’m thinking about right now. It sure didn’t look good when he banged his fist on the boards. He knows something.

  271. RGM says:

    3GP 3W 1.00 GAA .969SV%

    I think I have an idea who the NHL’s First Star of the Week will be.

    Go Habs Go!

  272. punkster says:

    Oh, and this one was for Ian Cobb. Hope it helps you sleep better tonight Ian.

  273. novahab says:

    Great game only problem someone should have gone after Staals knee or broke his wrist with a slash. Sorry Staal kneed Markov and it was a cheap shot and someone should have done the same to him . The team was just getting going and now we could lose Markov for weeks or maybe the season.

  274. Xtrahabsfan says:

    This from THE KING OF DOUCHBAGS !LOL

  275. petrov14 says:

    Me too, maybe its the memory of the high stick to Koivu but I HATE Carolina. So nice to SMASH them for a change.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  276. TomNickle says:

    Malkin will get in.  It would be nice if they would give him some credit, really overdue.

     

  277. HardHabits says:

    It’s looking like the Habs might have to look at a Markov-less future. Maybe Mcguire did have something about how Komisarek protected him. Whatever. I hate seeing a player get injured. If anything Markov’s cap hit just took a hit. I just can’t feel that up about this win.

  278. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    Nasim Khadri?

  279. petrov14 says:

    Haha no way! I was gonna say that! Great minds…uh..something something.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  280. floatingineather says:

    and the Bruins were shut out

  281. SomersetVII says:

    don’t forget the question mark runaway bride

  282. Danno says:

    Laffs lose.

    Now the cherry on the cake would be word that Markov is okay.

     

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

  283. andrewberkshire says:

    Cherry making excuses for Giguere, when the replay CLEARLY shows there was no deflection on the shot.

  284. Wayne says:

    Sorry, no sympathy from me here. He blogs/writes on a subject he loves which is likely an obsession at this point in his life. He gets to go to every home game and watch the Habs in relative comfort from an unobstructed view all while eating comp forum dogs and 10 buck beers (No wonder he has no time for Anglina! :-D)

  285. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Markov’s career is in jeopardy cus he’s can’t take a lower body shot without injury….sad but real.It’s Bobby Orr-esk!

  286. coachdoug says:

    Great game!  P&P are unreal this year (Price and Plekanec)!  

    Hope Markov just tweeked it and isn’t out again…he has the worst luck…

    Go Habs Go!

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

  287. rogus says:

    agree. It looked pretty dirty to me.

  288. AH says:

    Great win! Boone, you’re spot on with the “…again” in your first line. He’s a great player and all, and I hope it’s not serious, but is Markov perhaps a bit….”soft”? (he’s goes down like he’s been shot!)

  289. Chorske says:

    Hee hee, that snicker motion by Price is awesome.

  290. Exit716 says:

    Markov got cut by Price’s skate. That would have been prevented by having Komisarek on the ice? Really Pierre?

    Markov was hit by what’s his name from Pittsburgh….Komisarek would have stopped that?  Staal hit him knee on knee in a battle for the puck? Again…how would Komisarek would have prevented that?

     

  291. Bill says:

    Best evidence that fighting in hockey is stupid: Don Cherry remains all for it.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  292. HardHabits says:

    I just figured it out. Xtra is Don Cherry!!!!

  293. Chorske says:

    Christ on a bike. I can tell the ones who never leave their gorram basements.

    Here’s the deal. A knee injury makes you go down like a shot. And the nature of the joint means that if you hurt it ONCE, you are susceptible to repeated injuries for the rest of your life.

    Hence the …again. This is going to happen.

  294. Exit716 says:

    Chantal in black stockings on L’Antichambre is just so hot.

     

  295. habs-hampton says:

    oh and by the way, on the Van-TO clip of the winning goal, the TO d-man never touched thw puck. Don sees what he wanta to see.

  296. RGM says:

    Actually, Matt Cooke hit him and knocked him into the boards awkwardly and caused him to catch his leg.

    Go Habs Go!

  297. smiler2729 says:

    Markov… maybe it’s just a charley horse… yeah, right, that guy is softer than a mid ’70s Eagles ballad.

  298. MikeMcLaren says:

    I had to watch it 4 times on my DVR just to be really, really sure – but Zigomanis’ stick NEVER touched that puck, it was just a terrible whiff on Giguere’s part.

    Cherry should be happy though, his second most favorite team the Bruins will be getting another top 3 pick again this year!

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  299. punkster says:

    Chill Chorske, some folks gotta find something to bitch about. I agree with you but the sensitivity threshold in here is pretty low these days. As low as a reinjured ACL.

  300. RGM says:

    Soon, neither will be on HI/O.

    Go Habs Go!

  301. SeriousFan09 says:

    Prayers for that knee, please let it be a sprain or something else, not a tear.

     

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

  302. Chuck says:

    Without the brain farts from the guys in from of him it would have been 3GP 3W .333 GAA., a .990SV% and 2 shutouts.

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  303. Chorske says:

    This is a common gambit for Cherry. One week he’s like, YOU KIDS AT HOME, PUT YOUR STICKS IN FRONT OF THE SHOT, and then the next he says YOU KIDS AT HOME, NEVER PUT YOUR STICK IN FRONT OF THE SHOT.

    If the shooter has a clear line and you are right next to the shooter, put your stick there. If you are BETWEEN the shooter and the goalie, it is almost alwasy best to let the shot through and avoid obstructing the goalie’s view. The defenseman made the correct play and Giggy shouldhave had that.

  304. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    More healing time before the hit would have been better. But he came back to play, and that’s a risk. Playing with an injured knee is not being injury prone, but it is having a weak spot.

    Injury prone would be miising two weeks because he hurt his hand punching the boards. If this is his knee, with a bit of luck, it’s a minor re-injury.

  305. habs001 says:

    hard to say is markov out just a few games or the same type of injury as last year and out for the year…

  306. Chorske says:

    You are correct. My apologies.

  307. habsruleworld says:

    Markov has a charly horse injury, no other twisting of knee was evident, I feel he’ll be back with no time missed.

    Great to see the boys keep it going on the power play,,, 3 goals!!

    Gomez, I am willing to cut some slack for him,

    he’s been setting up some nice goals,

  308. floatingineather says:

    from your mouth to God’s ears!

  309. novahab says:

    The Canes have a history of this crap they tried to blind Koivu and they took out the Oliers goaltender and won the cup because of that. They get away with this crap because god forbid the NHL should come down on them and the team loses then we would lose the Canes. Bettman cares only for the American teams he does give a S%$# about the Canadians teams.

  310. punkster says:

    Much as I don’t like your inference, I do like your Eagles reference. (I never thought he was soft based on seeing the replays of those injuries)

  311. RGM says:

    Here I was hoping we could go five minutes without seeing his name somewhere. LOL

    Go Habs Go!

  312. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Bullspit….I’ve had one knee surgery and never a problem again! It’s a combo of factors :1) Genetics..2) Type of damage  3) Who’s the surgeon 4)And most important….length of recovery period.

  313. Chorske says:

    Yow! Well spotted. Why I was still on CBC is beyond me.

    Oh yeah, it’s because I can’t STAND these Antichambre blowhards.

    And camerman: PAN BACK. Chantal must be in EVERY shot.

  314. Exit716 says:

    It’s RDS’s version of Bleu Nuit…..

  315. smiler2729 says:

    I mean he’s soft as in so oft injured anything will hurt him now.

  316. ross says:

    In case anyone missed the Carey Price save, it’s already been YouTubèd:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd-38-HTW8A

  317. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Soft? Soft and we wouldn’t have seen him play yet this season. Soft and he’d be the goal that beat the Leafs tonight.

    I frown on Smiler’s trolling, and on his similes.

  318. RGM says:

    I’m not usually one for the “Bettman Hates Canada” conspiracy theory, but now that you mention it the Canes sure do get away with a lot of garbage.

    Go Habs Go!

  319. Chorske says:

    Isn’t it a drag about Price and his glve side.

    *snicker snicker snicker*

    That snicker movement. I need to make that my avatar.

  320. RGM says:

    Well yeah, he’s a Leafs fan.

    Go Habs Go!

  321. HardHabits says:

    Is it just me or does Bob Cole sound like he is calling every Habs game for the other team. Not only that but where the hell is he with the play? He’s easily off by 5 seconds. They need to retire him soon or take him off of Habs games. Brutal.

  322. habs-hampton says:

    I’ll take Pierre Houde anytime, and  I’m a unilingual Anglophone!

  323. TOEmastro says:

    I watch all my hockey on RDS, but at the very least they can give us Jim Huston (sp) and Craig Simpson that the Leafs get. we deserve the better play-by-play

  324. JIMVINNY says:

    He hates the Habs.  No question about that.  His failing mental faculties just make things even worse.

  325. Exit716 says:

    I know hockey, I’m out scouting games every week. That’s why my Ice Dogs won 18 times in three years when I owned the team. Don knows..hockey.

     

  326. andrewberkshire says:

    Cherry praising Shawn Thornton for trying to smash Moen’s head into the boards. Go back to bed Cherry.

  327. JIMVINNY says:

    He thinks head shots are bad unless they’re directed at a Hab.  Then they become “good, tough plays”.

  328. ross says:

    What? There was a clip of Thornton and Moen, but Cherry made no comment on it.

  329. Keith says:

    PRICEY!!!!! Save of the game!!!!

  330. Exit716 says:

    I’d tell Milbury that he sucks to his face but he might hit me with a shoe.

     

  331. andrewberkshire says:

    I’d take a shoe to the face to tell him he sucks to his face.

  332. andrewberkshire says:

    He was praising Thornton for “being one of the good guys” and then told them to “role the Moen clip”.

  333. Exit716 says:

    LMAO. But Thornton’s goal was shown three times.

    Is it Hockey Night In Toronto or Bruins that have never won crap on CBC? Cherry, career loser. PJ Stink, Career Loser. Mike Milbury, Career Loser.

     

  334. andrewberkshire says:

    Not only is Milbury a career loser, he’s a team destroyer.

  335. pmaraw says:

    OMFG PRICE!!!! WHAT A SAVE!!!! HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

  336. Da Hema says:

    Holy shite Carey!

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  337. Xtrahabsfan says:

    What a nice save!

  338. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s f’ing ridiculous.  Guaranteed, that is the highlight of the night on every sports show in the country.

  339. showey47 says:

    UNBELIEVABLE SAVE!!!!!!!!

  340. habfab14120 says:

    HOLEEEEE FRAK!   PRICE!

  341. JasonM says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH

     

    MYYYYYYYYYYYYY

     

     

    GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

     

     

    ….Shades of Halak

  342. punkster says:

    Holy crap!

  343. andrewberkshire says:

    Save of the year.

  344. K-hab25 says:

    HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!

  345. Wayne says:

    Haaaa, check him out. He’s amused by that stop.

  346. Danno says:

    Et quel arret superbe  de Price! Incroyable!

     

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

  347. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    Loved the Price is Right music after that save!

  348. C3P1 says:

    DANS LES FILETS, IN NETS, NUMBERRRR THIRTY ONE, CARRREYYYYYYY PRRRRICEEEEE

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  349. OneTimer says:

    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatt

  350. helluva habs fan says:

    HOLY SHIRT!!!  That’s the best save I’ve ever seen him make!  Holy statement!!!

  351. JasonM says:

    Top 3 Plays of the Year

  352. nick says:

    Was that the weak glove everyone is always talking about ? :)

  353. Komihater says:

    Did i just hear The Price is Right theme song?? 

  354. Rudy says:

    Jesus Price, did you see him giggling after that!

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

  355. petrov14 says:

    And I thought Max would have the HON. Then Price makes THAT save! Wow

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  356. pmaraw says:

    im glad he did that early cause its gonna be on highlight shows all year long!

  357. ebk says:

    the kid’s playing incredible. Gonna kill all the price bashers out there, buy hey one day they’ll get over it!

     

  358. Jbird says:

    Not high enough – If it was high he would have let in the softy! ;-) Amazing!

  359. C3P1 says:

    “spectaculare”

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  360. Clay4bc says:

    I agree – Price or Halak…but Goats chose wisely? The way they’re both playing, it seems like a push.. hard to say who comes out ahead at this point.

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  361. Exit716 says:

    “He’s big, he’s simple and he’s getting the job done”

    Muller on Price.

    Now all we have to do is edit the last part of the sentence…..and we have a new controversy.

  362. J.J. of Turku says:

    For some reason I don’t see the brilliant idea behind Gomer-Lapierre-Puoliot on the pp…

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  363. JIMVINNY says:

    Lapierre in Pouliot’s spot on the third line.  Does this mean Pouliot gets some top-six time?

  364. floatingineather says:

    don’t call him Pricer, do we call you Boner?

  365. smiler2729 says:

    Maybe it’s the Beavis or Butt-Head in me but why do I still giggle like Spicoli when I hear “Hamrlik”?

    I’m 46…

  366. PrimeTime says:

    PhD is a smart line!

  367. PrimeTime says:

    Pleks is MAGIC tonite!!!!

  368. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    PLEKANEC!

    CAMMALLERI!

    ET LEEE BUUUUUT!

  369. Exit716 says:

    Yeah, Mike Brophy was right…Plekanec is overpaid. LMAO.

  370. showey47 says:

    great pass by pleky and cammy has a tap in.

  371. JIMVINNY says:

    Pleks is giving a big F-YOU to those who picked the all-star ballot.

  372. andrewberkshire says:

    BEAUTIFUL!

  373. Danno says:

    El Camino!

    Vroooooooooom!

     

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

  374. Shiloh says:

    Pleks just does not quit. He’s an inspiring player to watch.

  375. Clay4bc says:

    Pleks is amazing. So glad he stayed…

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  376. OneTimer says:

    Now remember everyone, Pleky is NOT an All-Star

  377. Keith says:

    Cammy!!! Great time for one!

  378. TOEmastro says:

    now Turtleplecs needs a fight in the next 30 seconds to get the rare, one period gordie howe!

     Olé, olé, olé oleé

  379. Clay4bc says:

    WTF (is what I just yelled to my computer). That was solid “D”…what’s he supposed to do?

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  380. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    CAREY!

  381. smiler2729 says:

    Plekanec or Halak, that was the choice in Habs cap world… Gauts chose wisely.

  382. PrimeTime says:

    Yep….PG did it right!

  383. JIMVINNY says:

    Price and Plekanec both showing why their being left off the All-star list was a massive mistake.

  384. Keith says:

    Pricey is absolutely on fire right now and Pleky is Mr. Reliable.

  385. J.J. of Turku says:

    Exactly how and when did Plekanec become this good? I mean, he doesn’t make any bad decisions on the ice.

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  386. Keith says:

    Oh good, Vancouver tied it up lol!

  387. Clay4bc says:

    There is a place…

    Their denotes ownership…

    They’re is what you’re looking for here, as in “they are”…

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  388. HardHabits says:

    I disagree. It was Price or Halak, and yes… Gauts chose wisely. ;-)

  389. RGM says:

    Methinks we’re going to have to launch a massive write-in campaign. :)

    Go Habs Go!

  390. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    I just love how the price bashers have nothing to bash and are seeing what has been there all along with the exception of dryden it takes a goalie three to four years to hit there stide

  391. topher5468 says:

    Agreed, he actually stepped on the puck, But the canes are down two so lets try to make it a game

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

  392. Bill says:

    Do you actually believe that kool-aid line? No problem with keeping Price, but to say they couldn’t have another million in cap space is stretching it.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  393. Clay4bc says:

    He’s becoming our new Saku – clutch player who never quits (insert other adjectives of praise here).

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  394. Shiloh says:

    There is the opposite of here – and spelled the same but for one letter. (30 years of teaching English). The error I saw the most was the non-word alot.

  395. Danno says:

    They’re in their place over there.

     

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

  396. TOEmastro says:

    yeah, that one is irritating too. The above spelling would be appropriate for the insect that lives inside Don Cherry’s ear, the ever evasive ‘alot’

  397. smiler2729 says:

    Mmmm, Kool-Aid…

  398. Mike Boone says:

    It’s been a steady progression. And to their credit, management recognized it and signed him long-term to sensible money.

  399. Shiloh says:

    So – enjoying the work of a talented writer is cause for name-calling? Who’s the child? It’s way past your bedtime sonny.

  400. Shiloh says:

    I don’t cheer for the Blues or Halak – but I believe we let the better goaltender go. Price is playing far better this year – hope it lasts.

  401. Exit716 says:

    Todd’s no Farber.

     

  402. Habhopeful says:

    I think its fair to vent about losing a goaltender you loved…but it aint cool to slag the goaltender who was kept, not by his own choice, but by managements…Fact is, we sold high and are havin great goaltending and have a great prospect who will eventually blossom to a great two way player…its only a matter of patience

     

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

  403. RGM says:

    Mr. Todd running his mouth about Price again? LOL

    Go Habs Go!

  404. JIMVINNY says:

    Lol. “A bottle of jack” would have sounded a little better.  Otherwise, you might have people asking if Jack is new “friend” of yours.

  405. Habhopeful says:

    Jack usually hits back…

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

  406. Mike Boone says:

    Jack resides in a bottle. And he’s an old friend …

  407. Shiloh says:

    Mr. Todd writes beautifully – he does not run at the mouth. And he was/is absolutely correct about the goalie situation last year. Halak was the better – no contest. Price wasn’t even in the discussion. Halak is putting up great numbers this year as well.

     

  408. Danno says:

    Todd?

     

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

  409. C3P1 says:

    look at this guy…even when jaro is gone, and carey is playing his ass off, shiloh still finds a way to slurp him.  yawn.  go find blues inside/out

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  410. Habhopeful says:

    But where is he when Price is back to form? The second he gets a speedbump, he’ll be back to kickin carey while hes down

     

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

  411. sholi2000.com says:

    Whoaa big fella, lay of the Blues talk here in Habs land.

    They Call Me Shane

  412. RGM says:

    Isn’t it nice that Mr. Todd lets his children use the Internet, everyone?

    Go Habs Go!

  413. Habhopeful says:

    I wouldnt go that far, hes been giving credit where credit is due, but ovbiously jaro still has a spot in his heart

     

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

  414. Bryan says:

    I don’t know… I think he’ll push 60 this year.  Him and St. Louis have unbelievable chemistry together.

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  415. C3P1 says:

    around 55, 60, same thing.  but no way he breaks 70.  especially now that lecavalier is out, the defense can key in on him. 

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  416. DearyLeary says:

    With all due respect to Vinny, if I were an opposing coach, I’d be keying in on Stamkos over Vinny these days.  League leader in points, vs. a guy with 3 goals, 9 points.  Healthy Vinny or not, Stamkos is going to face the checkers, and he’s still gonna score a crapload of goals

  417. smiler2729 says:

    If Barry Melrose were still coaching Tampa, Stamkos would be a 4th liner getting 10 goals a year… in the AHL.

  418. Mr.Hazard says:

    Anyone else notice that, 16 games into the season, Stamkos is on pace for 76 goals?

  419. C3P1 says:

    he’s pretty ridiculous…but no way he can keep up this pace.  Hell settle in around 55 I think…hes a top 3 scorer in the NHL now.  him, crosby, and ovie.

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  420. sidhu says:

    I predit PK lays out Skinner with a big open ice hit

  421. Keith says:

    Same here. CBC makes my blood pressure go up.

  422. gwebster says:

    Boone, is that Satan rumour (posted on the main page) of any merit?  

    Also, one thing I forgot to include in my comments about the webpage a couple weeks ago is that when clicking on links from habsinside out (even to articles posted by yourself, Stubbs etc) should open up in new tabs rather than the same tab.  This website should never automatically navigate us away from it.

  423. Robert L says:

    No rumours have merit. A GM doesn’t discuss who he is going to trade or aquire with a journalist. It just doesn’t happen.

  424. Jbird says:

    Agreed about having links opening in a different tab. My fingers are tired of right clicking and selecting “open in New Tab”.

    And if you believe me gwebster – No. Satan is not signing with the Habs.

  425. kempie says:

    I know I’m not the first to suggest this but Walsh should STFU. Like really dude. Stop communicating.

  426. nightmare_49 says:

     

       Happy Birthday to Ex-Hab Bryan (Bugsy) Watson (68), Murray Oliver (73), Don Lever (58) and baseball’s Jimmy Piersall (81).

  427. Habhopeful says:

    How ripe were the banana’s?

    ……………….sorry…

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

  428. HabsFanNorway says:

    Are you in Norway? Well you will have to use the crapy service of ESPN360!

     

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  429. Bill says:

    This is just generally MORE LIKE IT! Glad to see them come back after blowing that lead. When your goalie plays as well as Price, it’s just good manners to not take stupid a$$ penalties.

    Lots of guns tonight … Pleks, Gio, Benny … these guys are scorers.

    Gomez remains a weak-link unfortunately. His passing is brutal lately and whoever goes on his wing just goes there to die.

    Let’s see a strong third and support for the goalie with a 3 goal lead!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  430. Larry says:

    That was a nice goal by Benny. A real natural goal scorers touch. If he ever reaches his potential we are going to see a lot more of those.

  431. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    AK46 was on fire with Plekanec.

    Gionta is on fire with Plekanec.

    Fair to say Gomez needs to elevate his game a bit. He’s improving though, with 2 assists in last 2 games.

  432. HardHabits says:

    You know of course that the Habs haven’t trailed for 8 periods of hockey. 1 more to make it 9 gentlemen.

    Go Habs Go!!!!

  433. habsruleworld says:

    cammi, cammi,cami, gotta smarten up,,,indiscipline cannot happen!

    pros, are  Josh on the bench, told his teammates, THAT;S ENOUGH, SMARTEN UP!

    Sure enough, the boys responded.

    Josh doesn’t say alot, but when he speaks, boys listen

    way to get back in there boys,

  434. andrewberkshire says:

    Milbury claiming that other teams are conspiring against Burke by signing their players to deals.

  435. Jbird says:

    Off topic but Pillia Flyers scare the crap out of me.  5 – 1 tonight, they continue to dominate. I know its Florida – Its 5 to 1.

  436. habs001 says:

    the reason carolina came back we stopped pressuring their d but once we started again you could tell lots of scoring chances will come…their d has looked poor when pressured…3rd period lets play solid solid d game but let pk have some fun before martin puts the brakes on him…

  437. HardHabits says:

    What’s an uleworld?

  438. coachdoug says:

    Is he wearing his tin foil hat?

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

  439. Danno says:

    Not taking anything away from Gionta but Josh would have made a great captain.

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

  440. Castor says:

    I’m not sure what game you’re watching.

  441. sholi2000.com says:

    -1

    They Call Me Shane

  442. TomNickle says:

    Except that the third and fourth goals came off the rush and had absolutely nothing to do with pressuring their defensemen.

     

  443. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Coming from a guy who’s name is Gomer lol

  444. habsruleworld says:

    I agree , Josh sure would have made a solid captain

    sets a great example every time

    never gives up,

    epitomy of courage and commitment

  445. sholi2000.com says:

    What I like the most besides the score.

    The Canadiens are entering the offensive zone with a shot on net and not that crazy cross ice (on the blueline no less) pass.

    They made two mistakes tonight and got scored on them.

    Pressure all the way.

    Get Outta My Head :)

    They Call Me Shane

  446. TOEmastro says:

    what a tard… it makes money but its a failure. it’s a business! looks like he’s really LEANING into the second part of oxymoron

  447. coachdoug says:

    I’m going to go balistic the next time I hear another hockey pundit credit the Habs playoff run to a “hot” goalie…or say Halak beat the Pens or the Caps…this team is for real!  Give some credit to JM and this team…

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

  448. Bill says:

    Because it’s all about the Leafs. It’s so unfair for Philly to sign Carter like that, wow, I hope Burke can deal with the insult.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  449. andrewberkshire says:

    Might be, under that toupe.

  450. TomNickle says:

    Welcome to my world.

  451. Niflster says:

    When in Norway, where is there a good place to watch the game online?

  452. HardHabits says:

    Scrap the World Cup. Keep the Olympics. The World Cup is the old Canada Cup which was created because back then the Soviets sent their best players to the Olympics and Canada had to send their National Team. No need for the World Cup now that the Olympics allows NHL players.

  453. floatingineather says:

    have we ever chased Ward out of here?

  454. HFX-HabFan says:

    Sorry Toronto, you’re not entitled to every star in the league the way your media would like to make you think so.  How Milbury is considered an “expert” analyst on multiple networks is beyond me.

  455. Norm0770 says:

    Best line in the Hotstove:  LeBrun to Milbury “Is that because you never got to play in an All Star game?”

  456. Jbird says:

    I’m with you.

  457. Bryan says:

    http://www.atdhe.net

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  458. Bill says:

    Yeah, it was really crafty of JM to come up with a game plan that let the Habs win while being completely outplayed. He is CRAFTY.

    In all fairness, it wasn’t just Halak, Cammalleri and Gill were there too.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  459. HardHabits says:

    We chased Gerber once. That didn’t go so well.

  460. Exit716 says:

    Boo hoo…So unfair…Why is Milbury on Hockey Night in Boston…err I mean Hockey Night in Toronto? Isn’t there a measured, intelligent former CANADIAN hockey player/coach/GM that could fill that idiot’s shoes?

  461. Xtrahabsfan says:

    He’s on a line with Gomez:)

  462. Rudy says:

    Are you guessing that is what happened?

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

  463. Exit716 says:

    Milbury can’t hear you he has all the press clippings from his crappy trades plugging his ears…

    With apologies to Patrick Roy.

     

  464. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    I read this just as the laser eye surgery ad came on on RDS. There’s a weird looking curly headed guy that can let you see Eller play, for a Price.

  465. Wayne says:

    Yeah, and it looked as if McLean was gonna kill his mic too. Thing is, Milbury is right. The All-Star game blows.

  466. Wayne says:

    What’s the three-goal protect strategy?

    More carpet bombing I say!

  467. JIMVINNY says:

    Pleks just about took Gio’s head off.

  468. Castor says:

    What a pass by Markov

  469. showey47 says:

    Seriously? A part of me really hopes every team hates burke so nobody will deal with him. But,its more then obvious the bruins organization loves him.

  470. pmaraw says:

    and threw banana’s at that other goalie for carolina, kevin weekes?

  471. andrewberkshire says:

    Outplayed by Washington, not by Pittsburgh, not even close.

  472. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Ease up on the ‘cane liquor. You don’t want to bomb your carpet.

  473. showey47 says:

    smart play by halpern to dive and push the puck back to gill when all 3 forwards would have been caught.

  474. Exit716 says:

    How is it a guy that makes a fraction of Gomez cares 100 times more?

     

  475. Chuck says:

    True. Sometimes you’ve got to take a coule of steps back before taking three forward. It also keeps the puck in your posession.

    Centre Hice: New Canadiens rating systems

  476. pmaraw says:

    it depends how you look at it i guess, cause, just by firing a lot of shots from bad angles unscreened doesn’t mean you outplayed a team, the leafs do that like every night. its pretty obvious which teams got outplayed, that’d be the team with the early summer vacation.

  477. Shiloh says:

    Fast period.

  478. Exit716 says:

    Who else is glad that Mr. Boone doesn’t use the other phrase for killing time anymore?

  479. J.J. of Turku says:

    Rich people are mean and selfish?

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  480. Habhopeful says:

    OMG!!!!!!!

     

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

  481. HardHabits says:

    When’s the big Bugs versus fbkj showdown? Is it pay-per-view? Is Boone live blogging it?

  482. ZepFan2 says:

    Never panned out. One was no-show from what I hear.

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    ~Serge Savard~

  483. ProHabs says:

    LOL. They should square off during the next Summit. The winner becoming the new enforcer for the Habs as they seem to need more GRIT according to some.

  484. Xtrahabsfan says:

    What’s this now …the New HIO tea party going after Bugs now…very pathetic ! Shout out to Ian ,hope your have no pain today…

  485. Danno says:

    BULSHIT

    BULLSHIT

    BULLSHIT

    BULSHIT

    BULLSHIT

    BULLSHIT

    BULSHIT

    BULLSHIT

    BULLSHIT

     

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

  486. TOEmastro says:

    Will somebody PLEASE think of the children!

  487. Shiloh says:

    Horseshit reffing again. Cammy shouldn’t have done it – but if they aren’t going to call it?

  488. andrewberkshire says:

    Habs 2 – Refs 1

  489. Da Hema says:

    Thanks Cammalleri….

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  490. showey47 says:

    sooner our later our lousy discipline 200 feet from our own net is going to bite us in the ass, and there it is.

  491. Chorske says:

    That poor Allan Walsh. No-one gets him.

  492. Chorske says:

    That poor Allan Walsh. No-one gets him.

  493. Anonymous says:

    Hey, at least he tries, and in the end isn’t that all that counts?

  494. Bill says:

    Why do the Habs take so many penalties? Not exactly helping their goalie out. No chance on that goal.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  495. HardHabits says:

    Looks like Paul Maurice read my post.

  496. Keith says:

    No chance on that(((

  497. RGM says:

    Like that Cammalleri gave the ref his two cents worth after the goal. Shouldn’t have to tolerate that crap.

    Go Habs Go!

  498. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    why did cammy get the penalty other then the refs are blind dumb and have an american bias

  499. nightmare_49 says:

     

       Bulldogs win 2 to 1 and play Grand Rapids again tomorrow afternoon in Hamilton.

  500. JIMVINNY says:

    Gorges was way too high in the slot.  He has to play a lot closer to the goal line when they have someone down low.

  501. Wayne says:

    Gomez is LOST

  502. Bill says:

    Gomez! (smacking my own head)

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  503. J.J. of Turku says:

    Cammy wants get the GWG?

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  504. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Cammy needs to control his anger.

    Refs have been horrendous too.

  505. TOEmastro says:

    the word you’re looking for is *facepalm*

  506. nick says:

    Granted the refs missed a call…. But Cammy has gotta keep his head on straight. Can’t take stupid Ozone penalties.

  507. Keith says:

    Cammy has been really frustrating to watch this season. Taking too many bad penalties.

  508. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    LOL

  509. Exit716 says:

    The officiating is always one-sided when it comes to Carolina. They’re one of Bettman’s most favoured teams.

    It’s sit down, shut up, pay the bills Habs fans because Petey Karmanos owns Bettman.

  510. topher5468 says:

    officiating is atrocious, Next call will be on the habs for saying a bad word

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

  511. TomNickle says:

    We’ve stopped skating, they haven’t.

  512. JasonM says:

    I’d wear a Maple Leaf Jersey to the next summit if RDS would get rid of Brunet.

  513. Wayne says:

    Here we go,.. Carolina has life now.

  514. andrewberkshire says:

    Pissing away this game, unreal.

  515. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    No one’s skating, get your feet moving guys.

  516. C3P1 says:

    allloone in the slot

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  517. Bill says:

    Too many penalties changed the momentum of this game. Back to evens.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  518. JIMVINNY says:

    Jeezus.  I don’t remember him picking any corners like that when he played for us…

  519. Keith says:

    Damn I hate Carolina!

  520. Da Hema says:

    If we lose this game, it is Cammalleri who should be held to account.

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

  521. Habhopeful says:

    tommy k! …screw you….

     

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

  522. Clay4bc says:

    Poetic justice?

    Love Tom the Bomb! But that’s enough goals against us for his career now…

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  523. Chuck says:

    Looked like that might have gone off of Gorges stick, too.

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  524. SUMO says:

    Yeah JM had a chance to play Eller w/Gomer’s line but doesn’t. keep playing Laps 

  525. joe-hab-nuno says:

    I can’t faulking stand brunet, we all know that was a dumb penalty(Well it looked more like a little tap)from Cammi but what about the penalty that should have been called on Carolina seconds b4

  526. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    yes remember when saku almost went blind and thats how they beat us and no penalty I had to turn off the game I was getting to upset

  527. dhenry1234 says:

    exactly. Seems like refs are wanting carolina to win this game. Some side bets i’m guessing.

  528. kempie says:

    I don’t usually predict at game time like this but the reverse-jinx seems to have some power so here’s what I think. Carolina is one of those teams that makes my stomach feel funny. We should beat them, I don’t like them, classic Montreal goalie psych out stuff going on. I said before this week started that I wouldn’t be surprised if they beat Vancouver, Boston and lose an ugly one to Carolina. 

  529. Keith says:

    Meathead Milbury is such a douchebag!

  530. linp says:

    I feel that our team plays better when they are underdog. They play better defensively. This game is a test whether JM’s system works when we are not underdog.

  531. Anonymous says:

    Just looking at the NHL Shooting% and was surprised to see Koivu leading with 7 goals on 20 shots, good for 35%.

    New Shooting% Habs scapegoat? PK Subban, yes our rookie stud is now officially second last in shooting%. Not a big deal the way he is playing.

    And Gionta is now 54 spots out of last place at a clip of 5.1% nice to see him climbing.

  532. CHsam says:

    North American Grit, sandpaper, Schultz…. Sounds like a gangbang right there

  533. topher5468 says:

    Regarding Carter’s deal, it’a an absolute joke that Gomez makes morre than him. We have to find a way to neutralize Stall tonight, With Whitney being gone I think we can turn things around versus the Canes

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

  534. avatar_58 says:

    Reason #457465 I hate cable TV -

    I pay top dollar for tons of garbage channels I do not want. One of them, CBC, is hosting the habs game. However can I watch it? HELL NO. I live in Hamilton and thus get to watch the leafs. CBC east? Leafs. CBC west? Leafs.

     

    Pardon me, but why the hell do I pay for this crap if I can’t even watch the content I want? I’m PAYING for CBC. There is a feed out there with the content I desire. However they just “don’t feel like” showing it to me. It’s digital, just feed the damn channel to my TV please. Remove CBC East and West and give me one of the other channels that shows the habs. Is it THAT hard? 3 channels of the same game, are you kidding me?

    BLAH. RDS it is, and not RDS HD either. Can’t offer me that can you? Naah…..gotta switch to Bell or some other crap service to get it.

     

    F cable….

  535. ZepFan2 says:

    Giggity

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    ~Serge Savard~

  536. twocents says:

    The Carter deal at a 5.27 million cap hit is a good one for Philly. Very minor cap hit increase from his current contract, so there’s little impact on their cap budget moving forward.

    Last three years are very buyoutable resulting in a six year 1.1 cap loss.

  537. Habhopeful says:

    For a guy talkin bout grit and sandpaper…Ive never seen Peter Puck throw a punch…Thats like havin an Anne Murray Avatar…Yet religously praisin’ Pantera, Childrom of Bodom etc…Come on! … Sendin the wrong vibes man…

     

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

  538. ZepFan2 says:

    lmfao

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  539. ZepFan2 says:

    :)

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    ~Serge Savard~

  540. D-man says:

    CBC or RDS peeps? which one will win it for us

  541. andrewberkshire says:

    Good for the Flyers, but honestly Carter should fire his agent. Taking 3 million and under in the last 3 years in his mid 30’s…. Players of Carter’s calibre are still making twice that at that age.

  542. J.J. of Turku says:

    Hmmm…

    Should I have a coffee or beer….? I think I’ll start with the coffee…

     

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  543. thebigguy says:

    The answer is always RDS. Nothing like hearing “Et le but”

  544. Anonymous says:

    Peter puck nearly killed a man in MTL don’t forget.

  545. Keith says:

    100% agree with you. I would like for TSN to “define”, Canadiens region because I think I’m part of it living in the Maritimes. I’m ready to switch to Bell/Aliant Fiber op and tell Rogers to go F-themselves.

  546. topher5468 says:

    I guess MaClean is used to all that crappy Leaf vibe

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

  547. J.J. of Turku says:

    That smarter one of the Ruutu bro’s scares me a little…

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  548. CHsam says:

    Don’t forget Bolds and Italics. Or Bugs’ rank in the navy!

  549. dhenry1234 says:

    hahahaha

  550. topher5468 says:

    Me too buddy, just arrived from Maui yesterday ( The Coffee I mean), Coffee is my last vice.

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

  551. twocents says:

    Hey, I ain’t happy about it.

    As far as criticizing his agent, you have to think he could have squeezed more, but those last three years aren’t so bad for Carter cause even if he’s bought out, he can sign for another 2 or 3 and still be earning decent coin. Also, you have to give the agent credit for making it doable for the team, if Carter wanted to stay the agent just helped make sure he was staying with a potentially competitive team.

    As I said I ain’t happy about it.

  552. Habhopeful says:

    If he was that gritty…He wouldnt have “nearly” killed him…He would have had the kill…He must be european…

     

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

  553. Former Jets Fan says:

    Boone – Carey’s next shoutout will be his th in the regular season, not his 17th.

  554. nickster13 says:

    I hate this anthem singer… cant we find a better one? bring back joseph kaiser or even anyone else..

  555. Hagar says:

    I feel your pain. It’s complete BS.

  556. twocents says:

    As a follow up to nigtmare’s post, it was Pacioretty and Palushaj who scored for the ‘dogs. They seem to be finding their ole college magic. They are now 2,3 in scoring on the team and Palush has played 5 less games than than his teammates.

  557. Keith says:

    Have a beer with me J.J. Though it is early morning where you are isn’t it?

  558. MICP says:

    can I have a link for tonights game in the states please?

  559. J.J. of Turku says:

    ……Coffeee it is… Thanks bro!

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  560. Kythehabsfan says:

    goota go with CBC; can’t speak a lick of french!

  561. Exit716 says:

    So your Sundays are pretty much shot to hell after staying up all night watching hockey?

  562. andrewberkshire says:

    Also not happy about it, I’d like to see some screw ups for the Flyers because they look way too strong. And yeah, credit to Carter and his agent for being loyal to the team, if he was a Hab a deal like that would make me smile big time, but since he isn’t it sucks!

  563. JIMVINNY says:

    Learn how to skate.

  564. Exit716 says:

    Awesome, typical ticky-tack Welfare penalty the Canes always get against Montreal.

  565. zozotheclown says:

    WTF kind of D was that, nice save Price though.

  566. J.J. of Turku says:

    It depends on the result… :)

     

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  567. JIMVINNY says:

    Price looks like he’s on.  As for the Calder match-up, Skinner with a good shot, PK with a bad penalty.

  568. Keith says:

    That’s dedication to the team. I admire that.

  569. J.J. of Turku says:

    It’s not morning yet… 2.21 am…

     

    Stll time for a couple of goal-beers, if (and when) nessesary… :)

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  570. PrimeTime says:

    pretty good pp.. where do Cane’s rank???

  571. Keith says:

    OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH!!!!

  572. MikeMcLaren says:

    John Forslund is awful at play-by-play.

    EVERY second goalie stop:

    {insert goalie name here} says, “No!”

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  573. andrewberkshire says:

    Loved AK46’s reaction to his bad turnover in the d-zone, crunch the guy.

  574. Bill says:

    The thing that seems different about Gionta this year is that he’s not pouncing on/gathering up loose pucks anymore. Last year it was like he was a magnet; now, it seems that pucks bounce by him and off him. Or he bats down a puck and can’t find it. He doesn’t look as aggressive either. Can’t go on for too much longer, can it?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  575. andrewberkshire says:

    Wow, Jeff Skinner like 5, not 18.

  576. Danno says:

    JJ, you deserve beer. Lots and lots of beer. Besides, it’s good for you.

     

     

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

  577. Shiloh says:

    19th in the league.

  578. Wayne says:

    This is great! After watching streaming internet hockey this week, this is like Blu-Ray. Sweet.

    Price is at it again with the solid play tonight. Great pace so far.

  579. MICP says:

    thanks ,but it is saying that it works in Canada only.

  580. twocents says:

    Pardon me, try here:

    http://atdhe.net/

  581. smiler2729 says:

    Are you with Rogers? Do yourself a favour, get the SportsPak (NHL Center Ice, NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, NBA, NASCAR, OHL, NFL Network, NHL Network, etc…) for $29.99 a month. It’ll keep ya sane in Laffland.

  582. MICP says:

    bingo!!!

    Thank you very much

  583. Norm0770 says:

    JM should give Eller some wingers that can score.

  584. Chuck says:

    Looked like that might have gone off of Gorges stick, too.

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  585. habs001 says:

    every former habs scores on us…bgl if signed would have his one and only goals playing us

  586. andrewberkshire says:

    YES!!!! Gio’s on fire lately!!

  587. duffy says:

    Dumb penalty by Lapierre,Dumb penalty by Cammaleri,  Canes back in Game . Why do we keep takingf all these dumb penaltys.

  588. HFX-HabFan says:

    Our big guns are firing tonight!

  589. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    GIONTAAAA!

    5 POINTS IN LAST 4 GAMES.

    MON CAPTAIN!

  590. Shiloh says:

    Wooooooooooooo! Gionta from Jagr.

  591. C3P1 says:

    you sure?

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  592. Wayne says:

    Reverse jinx?

  593. dhenry1234 says:

    captain GIO says NAAAAH

  594. JIMVINNY says:

    B-E-A-utiful.

  595. Habhopeful says:

    how people thought Gio wouldnt break out of a simple slump…the guy works too hard!

     

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

  596. PrimeTime says:

    GIO…..Looking off AK for the top shelf. NICE!

  597. Danno says:

    The refs have awoken the sleeping Gionta! Beware!

     

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

  598. JasonM says:

    I can’t take Benoit Brunet anymore. Can someone help me?

  599. Keith says:

    Tell me Gio loves playing with Pleky now!

  600. Habhopeful says:

    with hard work comes results….as im sure is his mantra

     

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

  601. Bill says:

    Nails the water bottle, love it.  Hmm, getting away from Gomez has done wonders for Gio …

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  602. Chuck says:

    Gionta’s starting to find his range… and great patience Max!!!

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  603. SUMO says:

    Captain G, a goal scorer’s goal.

  604. Xtrahabsfan says:

    What a nice goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  605. Wayne says:

    Laps!!! I was just gonna say he sucked too…

  606. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    WOW LAPIERRE

    LMAO YEAAAAHH

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  607. andrewberkshire says:

    LAPIERRE!!!! WOAH! That was a Latendresse wraparound without using the net!

  608. TOEmastro says:

    HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT!!!!!!

  609. TomNickle says:

    Paul Maurice teams cheat offensively.  They rarely have the discipline to keep a high man in the offensive zone and like to apply a two man forecheck in transition.

    If our defensemen are sharp and are forwards have good timing, we should pot a couple off the rush tonight.

    Look for Gionta and Plekanec, maybe even a guy like Pyatt or Pouliot to get some gifts.

  610. Da Hema says:

    Yes! Eff Ewe Carolina!!

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

  611. linp says:

    Lapierre has surprised me!

  612. RGM says:

    Like Vince McMahon used to say: WHAT A MANEUVER THAT WAS!!!

    Go Habs Go!

  613. HFX-HabFan says:

    LAPS!!!!  What a goal!

  614. PrimeTime says:

    SAY IT AGAIN, NEWFIE DAWD

  615. Shiloh says:

    Awesome  – to the MAXXXXXXXXXXXXX!

    But don’t forget the couple of great plays made by Spacek to get him the puck>

  616. JasonM says:

    LOL at Laps falling as he’s cheering.

  617. JIMVINNY says:

    Woo!!!!  Lappy makes up for his stupidity.

  618. HFX-HabFan says:

    I remember you saying it.  Sorry to see Ward get pulled though- he’s way better than tonight’s statline will show.

  619. TomNickle says:

    I want Ward to give up 50 when he plays us.

     

  620. HardHabits says:

    I raise you 10. I wanna see him let in 60.

  621. TomNickle says:

    Haha.  I’m not gonna play this game Dave.

  622. ebk says:

    kinda contradicts this one doesn’t it.

    No way in hell we get 5 on Ward.

    3-1 Habs.  With an empty netter.

  623. TomNickle says:

    We didn’t get 5 on Ward.

    The egg’s on you.

  624. ebk says:

    4 in 35 minutes, pretty thin slice there but hey whatever floats your boat. If that’s the criteria for being proven correct in your world, cool

     

  625. TomNickle says:

    Smile, the Habs are winning!

    Jesus pal, unclench.

  626. ebk says:

    ya finally got one right, congrats!

     

  627. andrewberkshire says:

    I just use the mac trackpad for everything. So much better than a mouse.

  628. Clay4bc says:

    You’re both doing it the hard way…I use Firefox, and set my “middle click” button to “open in a new tab”. Simple as that.

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  629. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    WARD PULLED – HELL YEAH

    WOOOO

  630. SUMO says:

    Reading your Blog, Boone’s in a feisty mood tonite.

  631. Keith says:

    Ha, ha! Nice goal and celebration Max!

  632. JIMVINNY says:

    Carolina does not have a heavy forecheck.  Our aging D should have a good game.

  633. Jbird says:

    I hope people don’t find something negative to say about this. . . . ;-)

  634. Jbird says:

    Chasing Cam Ward. . . . WOW!

  635. andrewberkshire says:

    Have to believe if anyone low bridged Staal without the puck like he just did to Cammalleri it would be a 5 minute major.

  636. Hagar says:

    Greatest spin-o-rama ever.

  637. andrewberkshire says:

    How is that an elbow? The guy DUCKED!!!

  638. J.J. of Turku says:

    After 3rd period, Pleks should have 2+2nifjgpnaemvö&&(9€%#dl  what.. Lapierre? UH!

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  639. Danno says:

    Maxim! Man of a thousand faces!

     

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

  640. JIMVINNY says:

    Might this game turn into the 11 straight minors against the habs?  That was a terrible call.  There was no elbow there.

  641. Exit716 says:

    Face it, the Habs never get a call against the Welfare Canes. Ask Koivu.

  642. Exit716 says:

    The old Habs under the previous leadership group would have crumbled after those two quick WelfareCanes goals.

  643. Keith says:

    A dumb selfish penalty to take Andrei.

  644. Wayne says:

    It looked worse cause Dwyer ducked and AK followed through.

  645. Habhopeful says:

    I Efiin’ Love the crowd!!!!

     

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

  646. Exit716 says:

    You have to love an opponent that generates $65 million in revenue, of which $25 million is revenue sharing.

  647. Wayne says:

    Wow, They pulled Ward! That was harsh.

  648. punkster says:

    Sign him to a 12 year deal. Do it PG, do it!!!

  649. TomNickle says:

    How do you analyze Price’s rebound control when he goes three games without allowing rebounds?

  650. Exit716 says:

    Maybe Molson can buy Staal once Carolina goes out of business.

  651. topher5468 says:

    well we have a 2 goal lead again, better give the Canes another PP, opps, I guess were getting a PP, does not compute, does not compute

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

  652. Wayne says:

    Well, time for Kostop to fight with Eller…. and lose.

  653. Exit716 says:

    Come on Brian, that was a dive. Not honourable.

  654. RGM says:

    Wing night!

    Go Habs Go!

  655. andrewberkshire says:

    POULIOT!!!!!!!!!!

  656. TOEmastro says:

    Space Chicken!!! ZOOM!!!!

  657. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    POULIOTTTT

    PP GOAL

    YEAHHHHHHHH

  658. Danno says:

    Super Chicken. On fire!

     

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

  659. Wayne says:

    Pou – li – ot

  660. Da Hema says:

    Yes Yes Yes!!!

    EFF EWE Carolina!!!!!!!!!!

    ————————

    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

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

  661. HFX-HabFan says:

    And Pouliot the winger provides the Wings de Poulet!

  662. C3P1 says:

    out of mr. chow’s playbook:

    so long, g**boys!

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  663. Shiloh says:

    B-B-Benny!!! Another great play by Spacek!

  664. habfab14120 says:

    Free Wings for you Mtlers!  Guess I should have a beer.

  665. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    FREE CHICKEN WINGS!

  666. JasonM says:

    Nice goal Benny.

  667. topher5468 says:

    Pleks wanted a pass there, cant blame him

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

  668. Keith says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Benny!!!

  669. joe-hab-nuno says:

    Chicken wing this , faulking Carolina

  670. punkster says:

    Keep it rolling boys. Take advantage when you can and pile it on.

  671. Shiloh says:

    If we get Staal, that would be three Thunder Bay guys on the Habs. (Pyatt, Auld)

  672. Keith says:

    Maybe I saw it wrong.

  673. Wayne says:

    Don’t shave that stache yet Carey!

  674. andrewberkshire says:

    Price = unreal.

  675. showey47 says:

    I thought that was kind of weak penalty call on AK. Looks like the guy ducked.

  676. Wayne says:

    Price is lookin’ like an All-Star I say

  677. Keith says:

    WOW! Great save(S).

  678. zozotheclown says:

    Price is on fire, its crazy how different he looks this year.

  679. PrimeTime says:

    CAREY CAREY

  680. smiler2729 says:

    Hartford’s on fire tonight

  681. andrewberkshire says:

    Pleks also = unreal.

  682. zozotheclown says:

    Plecks!!!!!

  683. Exit716 says:

    That’s how it’s done. Not bad for a guy not worthy of all star consideration.

  684. Danno says:

    Snapping Turtleneck Man!

     

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

  685. Wayne says:

    Pleks the surgeon!

  686. Keith says:

    Plek is PURE gold this season!WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  687. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    PLEKANEC!

  688. smiler2729 says:

    Montreal’s speed is just amazing

  689. JIMVINNY says:

    Now THAT was a dumb penalty.  Coach is not going to be happy about that one, Dwyer.

     

  690. Shiloh says:

    How do they not give AK46 an assist on that? He passed the puck out of the zone to Moen who put it in front for Pleks.

  691. ross says:

    “Pleks picks Pitkanene’s pocket”

    Say that ten times fast…

  692. Danno says:

    Deserving of every dollar.

     

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

  693. Castor says:

    PLEKANEC THE MECHANIC!

  694. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    LOL – good one.

  695. SUMO says:

    Some fast hockey tonite.

  696. helluva habs fan says:

    We need to be ultra disciplined for the rest of the game, we won’t survive their PP all night, too good.

  697. Castor says:

    I actually tried…

     

     

    and failed.

  698. Wayne says:

    Great PK by Gomez…

  699. JIMVINNY says:

    I can almost understand when the game is in Carolina, but exactly who are they trying to sell the game to?

  700. dhenry1234 says:

    YOU MEAN THIS 3 GOAL LEAD ????

  701. PrimeTime says:

    Not exactly textbook hockey, but I’ll take it!!!

  702. Chuck says:

    Aaaand… the chickens are restless!

     

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  703. Wayne says:

    Real nice to see them fight through that tie with a convincing 3 goals in 6 minutes. WOW

  704. J.J. of Turku says:

    It’s time for a shot of Laphroaig… 

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  705. joe-hab-nuno says:

    Don’t know what that is, but i’ll have one

     

  706. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Thanks for the brilliant idea. I raise my glass to you, and the Habs.

  707. punkster says:

    Green with envy here J.J.

    No more snow?

  708. Danno says:

    JJ, I’m cracking open the Mexican liquor.

     

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

  709. andrewberkshire says:

    PK must have glue on his stick, unreal the puckhandling. I know a lot of pundits like Carlson’s more subtle game, but PK is going to be a superstar, only Doughty among the young defensemen in this league is as dynamic as Subban is.

  710. punkster says:

    Hands up if you’re lovin’ this team :)

  711. Danno says:

    I love this crazy bunch of beautiful bastards!

     

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

  712. Clay4bc says:

    *raises hand*

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  713. coachdoug says:

    Oh yeah!

    What is not to love this week…catching the pundits by suprise again…showing the playoffs was no fluke…

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

  714. sholi2000.com says:

    Oh Yeah Baby!!!!!

     

    They Call Me Shane

  715. Rugger says:

    Mine as well

  716. HFX-HabFan says:

    Thankfully, Carolina isn’t a team chock-full of goons who will try to pull dirty stuff now that they’re down a bunch.

  717. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    wow it always seem to work turn the game off and they play better

  718. Bill says:

    TERRIBLE play by Lapierre.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  719. linp says:

    Lapierre has no hockey sense.

  720. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Horrible PP lmao

  721. Danno says:

    The crowd was chanting PK! PK!

    Not an all-star. He’s OUR star!

     

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

  722. Keith says:

    Pricey stands tall.

  723. JIMVINNY says:

    Price is nigh-unbeatable right now.  A two on none, and he gave Samsonov absolutely no options.

  724. PrimeTime says:

    Price just looks so cool…playin with so much confidence. A much smarter (mature) this year

  725. Exit716 says:

    Oh and I forgot another reason I loathe the Hurricanes. That puke Samsonov.

  726. andrewberkshire says:

    Spacek has 5 points in the last 4 games.

  727. sholi2000.com says:

    Trade Em!

    :)

    They Call Me Shane

  728. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m a pretty optimistic person when it comes to Carey Price, but I didn’t think he would be near this good this season. He’s been lights out, and easily top 5 in the NHL.

  729. zozotheclown says:

    Yep, lets not vote him for first line all-star though, we all know how that turned out :P

  730. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    He’s top 3.

  731. HardHabits says:

    Without the cannon from the point, crisp, quick passing, activating the D, down the wing from the point to the side of the net.

  732. Chuck says:

    It’s great to have 5 goals, but what annoys me is that two stupid moments of indicipline (one penalty, one missed coverage) means that we only have a 3 goal lead. Habs have to be better than that.

     

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  733. punkster says:

    When the heck did you become a perfectionist?

  734. PrimeTime says:

    Not every 2 points will be beautiful but wtf….i’ll take ‘em anyway they come.

  735. Danno says:

    You have to admit the refs were calling a one-sided game. Canes had equally undisciplined moments but were not penalized.

     

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

  736. Wayne says:

    I’m no better than anyone else when it comes to micro-analyzing in-game. The nice thing about this year’s lot is that they appear to be learning from mistakes, moreover, bouncing back as a team. No team is perfect.

  737. smiler2729 says:

    Anybody else notice that Gauthier’s deals are all to the Western Conference?

    Yep, D’Agostini to STL, Halak to STL and O’Byrne to COL and all, so far, are excelling out there…

    D’Ags couldn’t hit the side of a barn with beach ball in the East, now he’s Guy Lafleur,

    Jaro faced 40 shots a game, eeking out hard earned wins in the East, now he’s Terry Sawchuk,

    and O’Byrne played a couple of seconds a game and seemed to slow for the East, now he’s Chris Pronger,

    …and they say the West is the best.

  738. CharlottetownHabbies says:

    Exactly, nothing wrong if Eller never materializes as long as we don’t face Halak 4-6 times a year.

  739. sholi2000.com says:

    I haven’t noticed, but it makes perfect sense. 

    You never know when a guy turns into a Hab killer.  Better to be safe than sorry.

    They Call Me Shane

  740. J.J. of Turku says:

    It’s very good islay single malt scotch whisky. I have a bottle of “Original cask strength” (55.7% vol)

     

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  741. HardHabits says:

    The same day you did.

  742. Chuck says:

    What pisses me off more is that if they had been using their heads Price’s GAA and SV% wouldn’t be taking a beating, and he could have ended up with one of the NHL stars this week.  :)

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  743. Danno says:

    I hear you Chuck. But we can’t be too greedy. I put the blame on the refs for the Cammy call/non-call. Anyways, the two points are more important than individual achievements.

     

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

  744. J.J. of Turku says:

    No more… It was a short winter… Seems like Turku is the only snowless place in FInland right now…

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  745. J.J. of Turku says:

    One of the best things is sports is celebrating with alcohol! :D

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  746. Danno says:

    You’re a genius and my hero!

     

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

  747. J.J. of Turku says:

    LOL! Thanks bro :)

    (I have to print your comment and show it to my wife in the morning)

     

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  748. athanor says:

    Well, O’Byrne was well-rested, wasn’t he?

  749. Mr.Hazard says:

    Six hits, three SoG, four hits, 2:09 on the PK and plus-1.

  750. Danno says:

    Solid first period. Price superb. Big guns are blazing.

    Stay out of the penalty box and keep the pressure on and good things will happen.

     

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

  751. Clay4bc says:

    So does that mean he had 10 hits? (Six hits, three SoG, four hits)

    I’ll just assume the second one (chosen arbitrarily) is blocked shots… :)

    Seriously though – good game by OB. Good for him.

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  752. habsruleworld says:

    discipline boys! understand the gill penalty but the other 2, not acceptable

     

    don’t like when things shine for you even though you play to lose, like habs did in this period.

     

    positives are Cammi and Pleks!! and Pricey!  in the zone!!!

  753. habinypsi says:

    I wonder what the teams winning % is when Pleks is good in the circle vs bad in the circle.

  754. tony d says:

    Our boys have to play like this for 2 more periods….no let up. Go Habs Go. Is Pleks the man or what?

  755. JIMVINNY says:

    Third period already, Boone?

  756. Mike Boone says:

    Wishful thinking. I want to go home and pound Jack. Wait, that doesn’t sound right …

  757. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Baha *when the second period begins Mike, not third!

  758. topher5468 says:

    Hey Cherry, predict this,(insert four letter word) what an arse

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

  759. SUMO says:

    Yeah Cherry, and Colton Orr should be getting top 6 minutes. Time for nap jack-off.

  760. RGM says:

    Simply incroyable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Habs Go!

  761. TOEmastro says:

    MY FACE JUST MELTED!!!

  762. PrimeTime says:

    OMFG~!~~~~~

  763. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Nice save.


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