Liveblog: Canadiens blanked in Toronto


They gave up a shortie.

They lost Chris Campoli.

The power-play was pathetic.

On to Winnipeg.


  1. TomNickle says:

    Might be time to tell David Desharnais that a trip back to Hamilton is in the near future. That might make him move his feet a little.

    • JoeC says:

      Is he taking Gomez with him?

      Because hes done more this game then Gomez

      • TomNickle says:

        Can if he wants. I really couldn’t care any less than I do right now. Aside from a couple of turnovers I think Gomez is playing pretty well by his low standards.

        Either way. This team needs Eller back in the lineup in a hurry. He was blossoming in last year’s playoffs and was starting to look the part of a #2 centre with #1 centre upside.

        Desharnais and Gomez are not long term answers at that position and Eller is. I hope he isn’t relegated to 4th line duty in favour of either of the other two.

  2. Traf27 says:

    How come it takes JM 50 minutes to figure out his 4.5 million dollar powerforward should be on the top line… maybe by next week he’ll have him on the PP. Hopefully JM has packed his bags by then.

    The struggles of today will make the victories of tomorrow that much sweeter.

  3. cuzzie says:

    Who votes on Thursdays?

    Stay Thirsty My Friends!

  4. Trisomy 21 says:

    I waited all summer for THIS?!

  5. DEANDALLEY says:

    The only good on this night is the Liberals are in for another 4 yrs

    “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”

  6. danedmunds says:

    can someone explain why cole has played 9 minutes?

    go habs go

    • Traf27 says:

      There’s this guy named Jacques Martin who thinks he can get the most of his new power forward by playing him with DD and Darche and keeping him off the PP. Cole must be shooting himself for signing here… I would.

      The struggles of today will make the victories of tomorrow that much sweeter.

  7. habstrinifan says:

    Not watching the game.. follwoing the blog an dthe comments.

    Is JM scribbling in his notepad?

    It is the only darn time that I am positive that he is actually not a cardboard cut-out.

  8. DOAHABS says:

    Is it too early to fire the coach ,trade the goalie,bench the ushers

  9. Gerry H says:

    No results so far, but I’m really liking the way Gomez is going to the net and taking the punishment.

  10. Wops says:

    Nice save by Reimer. Great chance by gomer

  11. Habifax says:

    Not a good game for PK. He needs to play better than this with Markov out.

  12. Propwash says:

    AK benched

  13. C_exacte says:

    out coached by Ron “Hanta Yo” Wilson, is the sun still going to rise tomorrow???

  14. TOEmastro says:

    Cole started on the 3rd line and NOT on the PP.. who’s cornflakes did he P*** in?

    Olé, olé, olé oleé

  15. Bill says:

    Nice play Gomez … I actually thought he was going to turn things around this year.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  16. habsfan1001 says:

    Now he plays the lines he should have to start the game. The guy is a moron or a closet Leaf fan

  17. NLhabsfan says:

    Just quick goal… Would change this game.

  18. JoeC says:

    We have an AMAZING coach, we are losing, but lets play Darche on the PP, oh wait, we are kiling a penalty, lets play our worst D, Spacek.

    Does Jm want to lose?

    • SyntaxLove says:

      Let’s put DD in front of Price on the PK! Let’s give Cole as little opportunity as possible! Let’s play Engqvist & Weber instead of Palushaj! It’s all misunderstood genius.


  19. habsfan0 says:

    This game is almost as boring as the Ontario election.

  20. Propwash says:

    I guess it’s ship jumping time?

  21. Wops says:

    Toronto’s defense as played well. Reimer was not impressive tonight

  22. PrimeTime says:

    Cammy must have have the thinnest stick blade in hockey. How many times has he not been able to handle a pass??

  23. GoGioGo says:

    “Hey, Komisarek! Is that Milan Lucic over there!?”

    That would keep that cross-checking SOB at bay for a while, don’t you think ?

    “That’s it, we’re doomed! The season is over!”

    (Most people on this site, each time the opponent scores. Almost everyone in town when they take the lead.)

  24. otisfxu says:

    sucked in again,,,,this team has no guts,,,,you do realize they are playing an AHL team,,,,,,no life,,,no desire,,,,no coach,,,I cannot believe they are going to lose to this bunch of nobodies,,,,

  25. habsfan1001 says:

    Where is Cole he injured or he makes to much money to put him on the power play. Is JM for real,

  26. Captain aHab says:

    Price gets hammered, other team gets away with it again.

  27. Bill says:

    When I say JM has to go, I hope people won’t think I’m basing it on just this game. I’ve been saying it since the day he was hired. The System is just so hard to watch.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  28. SyntaxLove says:

    This is just brutal coaching & player/line mismanagement. I don’t even know where to begin.


  29. NLhabsfan says:

    The guys playing tight… Just don’t have any flow.

  30. JIMVINNY says:

    Komi’s MO – Wait for whistle, look for smallest player on other team, crosscheck him.

  31. Wops says:

    Or T.O.’s PK has progress…

  32. Big Ted says:

    Well that Schenn hit was late (after the whistle) and from behind on a player who DID NOT change his position “just prior or simultaneous” to contact… wonder what excuse Shanahan’s going to come up with for this one, but that should be a couple of games given that it was both dirty and after the play.

  33. Habifax says:

    Why are DD and Patches on the PP and not Cole. Come on Martin!

  34. Bill says:

    Darche on the power play but not Cole … good way to spend that money.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  35. danedmunds says:

    what kind of message does this send to cole.

    go habs go

  36. PrimeTime says:

    Max Pac reading to much into his media attention

  37. Chrisadiens says:

    Does JM hate Cole for some reason?

    Chrisadiens and HabFan10912, one of the few father son tandems on HIO.

  38. tote-road says:

    Kinda miss having Sheldon around at moments like that to caress Armstrong’s chin.

  39. tcartr says:

    Goodnight Irene, the Habs can’t score and another year of boring JM hockey.

  40. GoGioGo says:

    Oh my! Phaneuf, really? How bad is this going to get?

    “That’s it, we’re doomed! The season is over!”

    (Most people on this site, each time the opponent scores. Almost everyone in town when they take the lead.)

  41. habstrinifan says:

    Two things I KNOW.

    A)JM is crap in his usage of the PRE-SEASON.

    B)Anytime there is an extended ‘off period’ and JM has this team for 3 to 4 days, they come back totally dull…. you think I am wrong check last season’s ‘first game’ after long lay-off stats.

  42. HabsFanMTL says:

    i’d put cole pleks Ak together and stick cammi on 3rd line

  43. davecessna says:

    They had better be friggin worried about Sunday. I doubt the hockey gods will grace the Jets first season opener in a long time with a Jets’ loss.

  44. DEANDALLEY says:

    Just as well Price let in 10.

    Another season Habs struggle to score one goal per game!

    “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”

  45. Captain aHab says:

    They need to score. Get AK off of the PP until he tries.

  46. AK_PK_Usay says:

    Price got hit twice!!! AND no one stood up for him..

  47. ross says:

    Two goals tied directly to two PK mistakes. The sophomore curse didn’t waste any time.

  48. HabinBurlington says:

    Time for JM to tweak!

  49. TomNickle says:

    Absolutely hilarious that Price and Gorges are the only two Habs playing worth a damn and it’s all Gomez’s fault.

    Here we go again. Scott Gomez’s fault that 16 players aren’t playing like they give a damn.

    And now some idiot will chime in with a theory about how Gomez’s effort level and execution has a negative effect on players who only see 7 minutes per game.

    • TomNickle says:

      You call Gainey a moron. I call you an idiot, classless piece of trash who wouldn’t know the game if it bitch slapped him at warp speed.

    • topher5468 says:

      Your right, It’s not Gomez’ fault he’s just an average player these days , but the whole team is just average tonight so it’s no one’s fault

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

  50. C_exacte says:

    PK Stubban, that’s 2 give-aways tonight!!

  51. hablifting says:

    Good team you’ve got here PG. Another year of Jekle and Hyde.

  52. NLhabsfan says:

    Going to throw up in my mouth.

  53. Bill says:

    We’re getting beat by this pathetic line-up?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  54. TOEmastro says:

    AAANNNNDDD that’s the game

    Olé, olé, olé oleé

  55. riddler says:

    I thought price was a cowboy.

  56. hablifting says:

    That was a hook on Gomez at the very least.

  57. DEANDALLEY says:

    Is Cammy playing tonight?

    “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”

  58. Chuck says:

    Huh? How does Schenn not get a penalty for boarding?

  59. Captain aHab says:

    Hockey play. Gomez had it coming.

  60. riddler says:

    Interference at least!

  61. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …if You could turn back time: Grabovski or Gomez ?

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    • Duracell3 says:


    • hablifting says:

      Grabs > Pleks, Eller, Gomez. No question whatsoever.

      • TomNickle says:

        Grabovski better than Plekanec?

        The village needs you back.

        • hablifting says:

          Easily my friend. Easily. Better skater, better passer, better puck handler, better scorer and MUCH tougher. It’s not even close.

          • TomNickle says:

            Grabovski a better skater than Plekanec? Better passer. And tough?

            You need a 24 hour break to sober up. If just taking a break doesn’t work. I suggest an eight hour nap. A 12 cup pot of coffee and a brisk walk in a cold climate. If that doesn’t work. Rinse and repeat.

          • hablifting says:

            Hey Tom. Watch Grabs. You’ll see what I mean. He’s taken hits that would have sent Pleks to the afterlife.

            Oh and I don’t drink. Never have. Perhaps you’re the one that needs to lay off 😉

          • TomNickle says:

            Hey Jeff. Just watch Pleks. You’ll see what I’m talking about.

          • hablifting says:

            What will I see exactly? I’ve already seen his on again off again play. For years now. I’ve seen him bail out of hit after hit after hit. I’ve seen him put on his cloaking device during the playoffs. Don’t get me wrong..He’s a decent 2nd liner but Grabs is his better and in every respect.

    • GoGioGo says:

      to make it even simpler: Gomez or McDonough ?

      “That’s it, we’re doomed! The season is over!”

      (Most people on this site, each time the opponent scores. Almost everyone in town when they take the lead.)

  62. HabinBurlington says:

    Healy never switched equipment no kidding, u didn’t play you moron

  63. riddler says:

    Empty seats = long beer lines.

  64. TOEmastro says:

    Stands are scary empty

    Olé, olé, olé oleé

  65. The_Franchise31 says:

    I can’t believe there’s so many comments on defense men playon bad. The only goal scored was short handed with 4 forwards out there. All penalties were by forwards and we haven’t scored a goal but Diaz specek and campoli are playing terrible…. Right

  66. hablifting says:

    Bleh. Habs getting outplayed in every aspect of the game to this point.

    Price looks amazing. Erik Cole has zero hockey IQ, it’s going to be just like his time in EDM.

  67. riddler says:

    Ah! Gomez gets on the scoresheet.

  68. davecessna says:

    Fearless prediction: if they score on this PP the game ends in a shutout.

  69. Parade to the box continues.. ffs.

  70. HabinBurlington says:

    Very dumb lazy play mr. Gomez

  71. Propwash says:

    Theeeeres the Gomez we all know

  72. Captain aHab says:

    So was Chara ejected for his hit?

  73. DEANDALLEY says:

    Cole will die on that freakin line!

    “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”

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