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They gave up a shortie.
They lost Chris Campoli.
The power-play was pathetic.
On to Winnipeg.
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.
Is he taking Gomez with him?
Because hes done more this game then Gomez
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.
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.
I don’t know. I really want to hear JM explain himself.
Chrisadiens and HabFan10912, one of the few father son tandems on HIO.
Who votes on Thursdays?
Stay Thirsty My Friends!
I waited all summer for THIS?!
The only good on this night is the Liberals are in for another 4 yrs
“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”
can someone explain why cole has played 9 minutes?
go habs go
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.
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.
Is it too early to fire the coach ,trade the goalie,bench the ushers
No results so far, but I’m really liking the way Gomez is going to the net and taking the punishment.
Nice save by Reimer. Great chance by gomer
Not a good game for PK. He needs to play better than this with Markov out.
makes sence, hes been the closest to actually scoring, Terrible for him!
LOL! LOL! Why you gotta be like that to our coach!
out coached by Ron “Hanta Yo” Wilson, is the sun still going to rise tomorrow???
Cole started on the 3rd line and NOT on the PP.. who’s cornflakes did he P*** in?
Olé, olé, olé oleé
Nice play Gomez … I actually thought he was going to turn things around this year.
Full Breezer 4 Life
Now he plays the lines he should have to start the game. The guy is a moron or a closet Leaf fan
I really don’t understand what he is doing with Cole.
Just quick goal… Would change this game.
Yeah but asking for 2 is a lot.
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?
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.
This game is almost as boring as the Ontario election.
I guess it’s ship jumping time?
Toronto’s defense as played well. Reimer was not impressive tonight
Cammy must have have the thinnest stick blade in hockey. How many times has he not been able to handle a pass??
“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.)
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,,,,
Where is Cole he injured or he makes to much money to put him on the power play. Is JM for real,
Price gets hammered, other team gets away with it again.
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.
It is killing me softly.
This is just brutal coaching & player/line mismanagement. I don’t even know where to begin.
The guys playing tight… Just don’t have any flow.
Komi’s MO – Wait for whistle, look for smallest player on other team, crosscheck him.
Or T.O.’s PK has progress…
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.
Why are DD and Patches on the PP and not Cole. Come on Martin!
Darche on the power play but not Cole … good way to spend that money.
exactly what I was thinking.
what’s Desharnais and Darche doing on the PP?
pleae fire JM please!
what kind of message does this send to cole.
Max Pac reading to much into his media attention
Does JM hate Cole for some reason?
Kinda miss having Sheldon around at moments like that to caress Armstrong’s chin.
Goodnight Irene, the Habs can’t score and another year of boring JM hockey.
Oh my! Phaneuf, really? How bad is this going to get?
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.
Thats a good point, i never thought about this, but yeah, habs tend to be dull after layoffs.
i’d put cole pleks Ak together and stick cammi on 3rd line
Cammy has been invisible today. DD has been brutal tho, him and gionta have been like mosquitos, annoying but no real damage.
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.
Just as well Price let in 10.
Another season Habs struggle to score one goal per game!
They need to score. Get AK off of the PP until he tries.
Get DD off the PP, AK played ok tonight, I can name quite a few that been invisible…
Price got hit twice!!! AND no one stood up for him..
Two goals tied directly to two PK mistakes. The sophomore curse didn’t waste any time.
Time for JM to tweak!
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.
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.
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..”
PK Stubban, that’s 2 give-aways tonight!!
Good team you’ve got here PG. Another year of Jekle and Hyde.
Going to throw up in my mouth.
We’re getting beat by this pathetic line-up?
AAANNNNDDD that’s the game
I thought price was a cowboy.
That was a hook on Gomez at the very least.
Is Cammy playing tonight?
Huh? How does Schenn not get a penalty for boarding?
CAUse: It’s open season on Habs!
Hockey play. Gomez had it coming.
Interference at least!
…if You could turn back time: Grabovski or Gomez ?
Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
Grabs > Pleks, Eller, Gomez. No question whatsoever.
Grabovski better than Plekanec?
The village needs you back.
Easily my friend. Easily. Better skater, better passer, better puck handler, better scorer and MUCH tougher. It’s not even close.
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.
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 😉
Hey Jeff. Just watch Pleks. You’ll see what I’m talking about.
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.
to make it even simpler: Gomez or McDonough ?
Healy never switched equipment no kidding, u didn’t play you moron
Good for resale~
Empty seats = long beer lines.
Stands are scary empty
Still haven’t finished their shrimp cocktails and martinis.
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
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.
Ah! Gomez gets on the scoresheet.
Fearless prediction: if they score on this PP the game ends in a shutout.
Parade to the box continues.. ffs.
Very dumb lazy play mr. Gomez
Theeeeres the Gomez we all know
So was Chara ejected for his hit?
Cole will die on that freakin line!
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