Embarrassing

That’s three losses to Toronto this season

1,046 Comments

  1. Sami says:

    7th round pick, same thing eh?

  2. Shiloh says:

    A proven power-play guy – and shootout as well. He would have been a smart pickup, especially at that price.

  3. Propwash says:

    Waste of roster space. Pittsburgh can have him.

  4. StevieRay says:

    two more years isn’t that bad ..except when you look at the fact he’s clogging up the ” center ” position . We have pleks , DD ( economical version of Gomez ) and Eller. These 3 should be our top 3 centers based on their play . So is Gomez worth tying up 5 mi a year over his last 2 years as a # 4 center … I can’t see it so I think they will have to move him eventually .

  5. Jordio-oh says:

    I’d rather someone use stats instead of flagrant generalizations. One is accurate and the other is not.

    And no need to get offensive when someone provides statistics to tell the real story and perhaps give you a friendly push in the right direction should you intend of making a point in the future.

    Statistics, quite handy when backing up a statement.

    :)

  6. Jordio-oh says:

    Kovalev for free would have made our team worst.

    And thats coming from someone who loved him when he played with us.

    We’re a different team with a different system and team mentality. Kovalev wouldn’t have fit.

  7. Les-Habitants says:

    Kovalev to the Pens for a conditional 7th!

    For that price, I would have taken the gamble.  That said, the Pens are a high octane machine and we are a defensive one – not sure Kovy would have fit into our game plan

  8. Displaced says:

    I don’t see him carrying the puck up ice as often as he used to. 

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a dry martini around here?

  9. Displaced says:

    Sure, a seventh rounder (conditional sixth) for a player with 27 points and immense talent seems like a no brainer for a player beloved in Montreal.  But…

    Kovy doesn’t fit JM’s system.  He’s like PK earlier this year, too many high risk, highlight reel plays for JM to fret about.  With great talent comes great responsibility. 

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a dry martini around here?

  10. sidhu says:

    The price right now is zero — we could get him for nothing.  He carries a $2m cap hit, and is a RFA at the end of the season.

  11. avatar_58 says:

    Wait…..a SEVENTH for kovalev? Hmm…..I think I would have gone for that, and I was very against bringing him back

  12. DearyLeary says:

    How much has PK really reigned in his game?

    I don’t want Kovy, but to say that he categorically doesn’t fit into a system is silly.

  13. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Flagrant generalizations huh?  get a clue. You and stat boy should get a room.

  14. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    How bout some stats to make your point relative there Jordy-boy?  Thought so.

  15. Chorske says:

    Dear God, it’s me, Chorske.

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for removing even the slightest chance that Kovalev would end up back in Montreal.

  16. habsruleworld says:

    lol,,!  and agree about Kovalev the distraction the team does not need.

     

    Bernier can perhaps catch fire for the Habs!

  17. LNev says:

    I agree.  Bernier might be worth the risk.  He has size and can grind it out.  He seemed to have touch around the net back in the day too…

    I am thankful that Kovalev is not a Hab anymore or again.  While insanely talented… his production (aside from one year) was nothing better than medicore. 

    Kovalev is like the game of golf.  Frustrating as all hell, 17 holes of crappy shots and bad lies, then a nice chip-in birdie from the fringe on 18 and you forget all about the 4hours of agony, swearing and rage that you just suffered through and proclaim “I love golf! It’s awesome!”

  18. Fansincebirth says:

    Does anyone know what time they open the doors in the Bell Centre so you can go in? Wondering what time I should leave Ottawa to get there for dinner and the game?

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  19. habsruleworld says:

    Habs just traded Ben Maxwell,

     

    no details yet!

  20. Jordio-oh says:

    Provide stats to prove something (eventhough I’m actually stating an opinion and not a point) that both hasn’t happened and will never happen….hmmmmm. do you think thats possible?

  21. Jordio-oh says:

    I did some research and found that before the 15 games Chris mentioned above (so the first 45 games of the season) Toronto faced the starting goalie of the opposing team roughly 36 times out of 45.

    I say roughly because i split the two Neuvirth starts on either side and there’s some grey issues when it comes to who the Tampa starter actually was in the first 2-3 months.

    Overall in the season the leafs have faced an oppositions starting goalie 46 times out of 60. Over 3/4 of the time. Kinda goes against what you were saying before, yes?

    Its not personal, just statistics. Although based on your unecessary response my post above, perhaps you have taken it personal??

    Can’t win em all eh?

  22. PeterD says:

    Kovalev to Pens – confirmed by TSN for a 7th round conditional pick

  23. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    Well…I’d say that Maxwell wasn’t looking like a good bet to break into the MTL line-up and 4th round picks usually put the crap in crapshoot so…I give the advantage to MTL on this one. Both Dawes and Maxwell are in the AHL so it kinda looks like Sopel for a fourth and I suspect that Dawes has a much better chance of breaking into the habs lineup than Maxwell.

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  24. habsruleworld says:

    The One and oNly True Source

     

    RDS

  25. twilighthours says:

    I like the acquisition of Dawe.  Every time I’ve seen him play he has been involved and making things difficult for the other team.  He’ll be back in the bigs soon, I think.

    Maxwell was given a great shot last year and never made it happen.  Desharnais ate his lunch.  Good luck to Ben – hopefully he can turn it around in Atl.

  26. LNev says:

    It’s a “meh” trade.

    Sopel adds NHL depth on D, Dawes (who i always liked) is a fringe NHLer who works hard, hustles and plays with some physicality.

    So, yah, It’s good enough. 

  27. SeriousFan09 says:

    Alex Auld getting the start tonight from Marc-Antoine Godin.

     

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

  28. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    My comment was a half hearted jab at the Maple Leafs.  I sorry that it offended you two so much that you felt the need to search out stats in some half-assed way to prove me wrong.  It’s rather pathetic. But if this sort of thing is how you get your kicks, then have at it Jordy.  I’ll try to keep my Leaf bashing down to a minimum knowing how much it bothers you two.

  29. Jordio-oh says:

    ohhhhhh i get it!

    You want me to use Kovalev stats from two years ago when he played for the habs when they had a different head coach, different players, different system, different team philosophy/mentality  and use that useless information in order to prove my opinion and predict that the habs would be better off without kovalev now…

    gee, why didn’t you say that from the get-go!

  30. ZepFan2 says:

    Habs get Brent Sopel from Atlanta.

    ———————————————————————— “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.” ~Serge Savard~

  31. icemachine says:

    From Bob McKenzie Twitter

     

    ATL trades Brent Sopel and Nigel Dawes to MTL for Ben Maxwell and a 4th rder. Done deal.

  32. Jordio-oh says:

    haha, turn down the overreact dial a tad.

  33. Chorske says:

    How is he supposed to provide stats for something that didn’t happen? The point is that he was given every opportunity in Ottawa and he friggin dogged it. Crapped the bed. And then, true to form, blamed everyone but himself. I don’t need stats to back up my opinion that he is a bum and we’re better off without him.

    Bon débarras!

  34. darcy1 says:

    you need to give something up to get something. good luck to maxwell, and welcome sopel!

    ——————-
    ”If you’ve only got one day to live, come see the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’ll seem like forever. ” Pat Foley (Blackhawks broadcaster)

  35. forskis says:

    This seems like a good trade, right?  Please enlighten me O’Genius Armchair GMs of HI/O

    Sounds good…Brent Sopel is reliable and Nigel Dawes was pretty gritty when he was with the NYR.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  36. avatar_58 says:

    Auld??? The team survives on Price alone but hey, let’s throw Auld in.

    I may avoid this game tonight because the last thing I need is a worse mood

  37. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Considering he has played for this team before, Im sure there are some stats that will point out if he made our team worse or not?  Oh I get it, you only want to use stats if and when they support your point. pathetic.

  38. habsruleworld says:

     

    Brent Sopel, DEFENSEMAN

    Height: 6′ 2″
    Weight: 205
    Shoots: Right
    Born: Jan 7, 1977  (Age 34)
    Birthplace: Calgary, AB, Canada
    Hometown: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  39. Chorske says:

    good enough for me ;)

  40. Chorske says:

    Not I. It’s not just the pick. It’s the salary, the cap space, the expectations and attitude. The pick has nothing to do with it- the bigger issue is one of chemistry, of fit, of willingness to play under a defense-first system.

  41. habsruleworld says:

    Bob Mackenzie TSN:

    ATL trades Brent Sopel and Nigel Dawes to HABS for Ben Maxwell and a 4th round pick

  42. habber86 says:

    F that noise… nothing personal against Auld but I’m hoping to go to the game tonight and suddenly those tickets feel less worthwhile. I know it’s a ridiculous feeling but it almost seems like an exhibition game or a “friendly” in soccer terms when Auld starts… Not a fierce late season Eastern Conference match-up.

  43. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Most teams play their backups against the Maple Losers.  It’s like a league wide snub.

  44. LNev says:

    What does PGs dietary habits have to do with Hockey?

    If anything that and his Marathoning reveal him to be a focused, dedicated & thorough individual who is not prone to making hasty decisions. 

    (Context:  I’m a carnivore who has not run a marathon).

     

     

  45. Former Jets Fan says:

    Huge game tonight. Bigger than Vancouver. It’s almost March, and we all know what that means in central Canada. The end of winter is nigh and the Toronto Maple Leafs have realized their season has started. It’s the customary last-gasp for ninth. Though we may be loath to admit it, these Maple Leafs are on the cusp and will in all likelihood carry this momentum into the next season and contend. So the Habs have to stock up on maple syrup tonight because Toronto won’t always be waffle. Win tonight, and there’s a good chance game 82 won’t carry so much weight. Reimer has been doing well, but he’s just a place-holder. The next real deal, of course, is that Finnish Fortress, Jussi Rynnas. His success is pre-ordained – he painted his agent on his mask, and he will make him famous when he signs a Dipietro-deal in the summer of 2012. And then there’s the Arab Gretzky… These buds will be very deciduous Leafs. I need some gloating ammunition now before the prophecy manifests itself.

  46. Les-Habitants says:

    I agree with you completely.  This is not the same team that Kovy was last on, that team had a lot more firepower (believe it or not).  This team is D first, something Kovy just doesn’t do.

    We need another forward more than a D man, IMO, but Kovy just isn’t the answer. 

    Chris Neil or Milan Michalek would be nice.

    I’d take Dustin Penner, but only if the asking price isn’t too high.

    That said, I’d be comfortable with this team going into the playoffs.  

    Too bad Markov and Gorges aren’t in the lineup…if they were, we could have honestly thought about making a run 

  47. Chris says:

    Probably not as special as you felt during this reply.  :)

  48. JasonM says:

    Great post Chris, as always.

    As far as Gomez tradeability, it’s slim to none, not with that albatross of a contract. I do see something possible in two years time when his cap hit isn’t twice his actual value.

    If Gauthier would trade him though, I’d be shocked. Very VERY shocked.

  49. Chris says:

    Regarding the Leafs:

    Like Jane, I do worry a bit about this one for all the reasons she mentioned.  The Leafs have been a decent team since January 1 (13-8-3), built largely off a hot February (7-2-2).  Phil Kessel has seemingly woken up from his long slump (4 goals in his last 4 games after going scoreless in his previous 14 games), but the Kulemin-Grabovski-MacArthur line seems to have cooled a bit since Grabovski was possibly concussed in the Boston game last week. 

    Reimer has been playing excellent hockey for them since his promotion, keying the team’s improvement since January 1, as he has put up a 9-4-2 record to go with a stirling 2.12 GAA, 0.934 SV% and a pair of shutouts.

    Leafs games are rarely gimmies, and with Reimer in net the Leafs seem to be a more confident team that has limited opposition scoring chances.

    Regarding Scott Gomez:

    Well, the trade deadline is just around the corner and I remain VERY interested in whether Gauthier has the interest and opportunity to deal Gomez.  In sports, a significant amount of one’s success stems from a combination of four things:  natural talent, hard work, opportunity and luck.  It doesn’t matter who a player is, if they don’t have at least 3 of those things, they are going to struggle. 

    There is no question that Gomez is a talented player:  he is an excellent skater and puck-handler.  His shot is very much below average, but he has forged a long, successful career out of his skating and puck control, leading to an impressive career summary.

    I think you could make a safe argument that he has had the opportunities in Montreal: he has received 18-20 minutes for most of his stay here, he has received some PP time (although not always on the first wave due to the emergence of Plekanec) and has often been given some of the team’s most talented wingers as his linemates.

    So what’s gone wrong?  I would argue it is his luck and his work ethic:  Gomez is the kind of guy that looks like he’s working hard because of his speed, but is he really?  He does not go to the net with the puck, preferring to peel off to the boards to avoid the high-traffic areas.  His back-checking over the past two years has been resembling more and more that of Saku Koivu near the end of Koivu’s sting in Montreal:  he hustles when he has the puck, but seems to lose a gear when he’s chasing.  From the luck point of view, he has not benefitted from top-notch scoring linemates, which he has generally in his good seasons (Jagr in 2007-08, Gionta in 2005-06, Patrik Elias throughout his New Jersey career), and we’ve seen him miss a number of great scoring chances that even he would normally bury.

    The most persistent defence of Gomez has been based on his leadership and experience.  I continue to have a hard time with this one.  Mark Messier was rightfully seen as one of the greatest leaders in all of sports, not just hockey.  But even Messier was fallible:  his stint in Vancouver  was not successful, both because of a poor fit and his trying to replace a local hero (Trevor Linden). 

    I think Gomez is suffering that same fate:  he’s never really been perceived as an on-ice leader in his career, partially because of his fun-loving and somewhat carefree personality, and he replaced Koivu, who very much was an on-ice leader and was a relatively beloved player in the community.  He’s not a guy who can take a team on his back and carry it to victory, nor is he the kind of guy that inspires his teammates through his physical play or willingness to block shots or go the extra mile.  He’s being unfairly maligned for his lack of goal-scoring, which is as laughable as the attacks on Laraque’s “lack” of fighting.  It’s like people can’t look back at a player’s career and see what they did before.  Cheetahs don’t change their spots when they are 30 years old!

    Gomez, to me, is a guy who would benefit tremendously from a change of scenery.  He can still be a very valuable NHL player in the right environment.  But I can’t really see that Montreal is that environment anymore, and I’m not sure that the team stands much to gain by keeping Gomez if another team wants him (and that is the $7.3 million IF right there…), as Plekanec plays the same game, and to a lesser extent so does Desharnais. 

    The call will come down to Gauthier’s gut:  does he think that Gomez has anything left in him to turn it on for a playoff run, or has Gomez hit the wall in Montreal and become a liability?  I think it is the latter, but I’m not the GM.

  50. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Seems like a pretty good deal to me.  Though I’m no armchair genius like some of the stat kings on this site.

  51. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    whatever dude, let’s just let it go, and agree to disagree.

  52. Displaced says:

    I don’t see much of him but what’s the fuss about Svatos??? Teams are tripping over themselves to sign, claim and re-claim the guy.  I can even understand not wanting to take on $3m in cap space for Kotalik next season, but come GM’s out there:

    Zherdev makes $2m, is a UFA, seems to play a strong game and was forced out after Philly brought in too many players… Suprised that some teams didn’t claim Rivet, good character, good size, HAD offensive skills.  Not much risk and a UFA at the end of the year (hello Vancouver…)

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a dry martini around here?

  53. habsruleworld says:
    Steve Bernier, Right Wing
    Number: 26
    Height: 6′ 2″
    Weight: 224
    Shoots: Right
    Born: Mar 31, 1985  (Age 25)
    Birthplace: Quebec City, QC, Canada
    Now this is one I would have difficulty not claiming if I was PG.
    Steve has a 2 year contract worth 4 million, and in its last year currently.
    This would be a 2 mil cap hit.
    I can see this guy turning it around in a big way
  54. Habnofear says:

    I’d take a shot at Bernier if the price was right.He ‘s had enough years in the league to figure it out.On another note I don’t see Gauthier doing a dam thing except making another avocado and rice cake sandwich before the trade deadline . My beloved Habs are gonna be Humiliated for all times in this play off  when they play Boston or Philly and the Molsons will then step in(If it’s was me It would be a Holmes on Holmes tear down to the foundation and rebuild!).

  55. Rugger says:

    To be practical, assuming Auld is going to start one this week as it has been a while, it makes more sense to play Price against current #8 team Carolina.

  56. Chris says:

    Yeah, looking through their last 15 games, I see how that is the case

    • Al Montoya (starter due to injuries)
    • Craig Anderson (recently acquired #1)
    • Ryan Miller (#1)
    • Tim Thomas (#1)
    • Carey Price (#1)
    • Johan Hedberg (#2)
    • Mikko Koskinen (injury replacement)
    • Ondrej Pavelec (#1)
    • Ryan Miller (#1)
    • Cam Ward (#1)
    • Scott Clemmensen (#2)
    • Dwayne Roloson (#1)
    • Cam Ward (#1)
    • Braden Holtby (#2, injury replacement for Neuvirth)
    • Jonas Hiller (#1)
  57. Mr. Habs says:

    The Habs did as well second last time & the Habs lost. :)

  58. sidhu says:

    Former first rounder, projected power forward, and homeboy Bernier is on waivers.  Zherdev went unclaimed.

    On waivers:
    Steve Bernier (FLA)
    Mike Smith (TB)  

     

    Claimed on waivers Thursday:
    Marek Svatos (NSH) claimed by OTT

    Cleared waivers Thursday:
    Craig Rivet (BUF)
    Nik Zherdev (PHI)
    Jeremy Colliton (NYI)
    Ales Kotalik (CGY)

     

  59. Shiloh says:

    I think it’s the right game for Auld to play. It gives Price a nice block of rest time. It’s a long season.

  60. SPATS says:

    In a few less words, Gomer doesn’t like the pressure in Mtl. His attitude is he likes us if we like him, but he has his fat paycheck to cuddle up to so he’s not invested emotionally as we are. I believe he’d be a great fit with the Bruins (who need a playmaker) OOH AAH – HABS ON THE WARPATH!

  61. Sami says:

    7th round pick, same thing eh?

  62. habsruleworld says:

    Sopel will become an anchor on the blueline for Habs,

    this guy is tough and has lots of pride! and is a Stanley cup Winner!

    ONCE AGAIN PG pulls another trade straight outa his hat, and all habs fans will be saying AMAZING !

    in very near future.

    ALTHOUGH I sincerely think something further is cooking with PG

     

    can’t wait to see what else happens by deadline day!

  63. BC HAB says:

    I like the fact that Sopel has a good plus/minus. Don’t really care to much for Nigel Dawes, not that I think he was a bad pick up. He will probably play in the farm I would imagine.

  64. Iceberg84 says:

    Where the hell was Gauthier on the Kovalev deal? A SEVENTH round pick! UGH!

  65. LNev says:

    Ward (x2), Pavlec (x1), Miller (x2) play for teams in the battle for the last spot, so it’s in different context.

    The number of games over a recent time period may also factor into the #1s getting playing time against a lesser team.  For example, if the Bruins only had two games in 5 days, then they’d be more lilely to play TT.  if they played 3 in 4 then Rask would be more likely to see ice time.  Especially if the other two were the Flyers and Pens… (pulled those #s/Teams outta my butt.  They are not there for accuracy, just for discussions sake).

     

  66. jbroderi says:

    I think any time you can add a 5 or 6 d’man and a third of fourth liner with a little grit and determination for a 4th pick and a guy that will never make the big club, I think it’s a good deal and at least take care of a few of the gaps.  I have a feeling that the Habs have a lot of money tied up in some offensive players and it will be up to them to step up.  One thing that we can say about Gainey and Gauthier is that they always seem to pick out the good role players that don’t make big headlines, but end up making a difference in the end. (Moore, Halpern, Tom the Bomb, Pyatt etc etc) 

    A good trade, but it just plugs a couple holes in the boat.  We already have the captains that need to steer the ship.

     

    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  67. Chris says:

    Agreed.  I always kind of liked Dawes.  He is a bit undersized (5’9″), but he can definitely contribute.  If he replaces Pyatt, I’m all for it!  :)

    And Sopel was good enough to play over 18 minutes per game for a Stanley Cup winning team.  So he strikes me as a better fit for an injury depleted blueline than Paul Mara was.

    I was never all that keen on Maxwell, but I share your hope that he discovers his game in Chicago.  This was a pretty decent trade given that we’re giving up a prospect that doesn’t appear to fit our plans and a 4th round pick for a guy who should be able to contribute and a depth forward that can potentially help the team.

  68. CHasman says:

    I’m sure Gauthier would at the very least seriously consider moving Gomez but with his sallary it will never happen.  Two more years of Gomez for us which isn’t horrific but it aint good.

  69. CHasman says:

    I won’t go as far as avoiding the game and I question your reasoning on that decision but I do agree with you on Auld being a poor choice. Price has owned the Leafs who will throw all they have at Montreal. Auld lost his only game against them letting in a couple of very stoppable goals. I haqve already received an email from a Toronta fan who is jumping for joy at avoiding Price. Coach’s decison and I can only hope Auld plays a great game.

  70. Jordio-oh says:

    hah, maybe I’m too unoriginal to create my own posts so i resort to keeping others accountable for what they say. All in good fun.

  71. Propwash says:

    The Leafs will play hard now that they have a sniff at the playoffs. Its like their equivalent to winning the cup.

  72. Chris says:

    No question…I think that the frequency with which most #1′s play now makes it a bit harder to say that teams rest them against weaker opponents.  In many cases, the back-ups get in during a back-to-back pair, whoever the team might be playing in those cases.

    Other factors come in too…the Habs have seen their own fair share of back-ups over the past few years, especially if the back-up goalie is French-Canadian.  Coaches seem to ride that hunch pretty often against the Habs.

  73. Chris says:

    Hopefully you find your being asked to get a room with me as amusing as I did, given that you’ve never been shy about taking me to task in the past when you disagree with me. :)

  74. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Congrats stat boy, you’ve earnerd yourself a cookie.  I wasn’t talking about the last 15 games cherry picker, I was talking about a trend I noticed over the last couple seasons.  It’s kinda creepy how all you do is come on here and try and use cherry-picked stats to prove people wrong.  Does that make you feel special?

  75. EricInStL says:

    Ouch. Ayoye…

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

  76. Rad says:

    Mara’s into the game.

  77. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I agree 100%.  Don’t know if I’d lay all of that on Auld.

  78. shootdapuck says:

    Anyone playing with Gomez could say exactly the same thing.

    If I had a decent centerman……….

     

    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  79. ooder says:

    ya to throw up from aulds performance

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    GWG = game winning gionta!

  80. TomNickle says:

    Jacques has to call a timeout after the second goal.  But whatever.  I don’t have any illusions about getting back into this game.  The officials already ripped it away anyway.

  81. JIMVINNY says:

    It’s going to take the entire game to get back those ten minutes.  brutal.

  82. Bugs says:

    Yeah, so I went to the store after the Hamr goal; figured a few beers would be good with the leaf-spankin…and I come back to this catastrophe…

    What the hell did you guys do???

  83. 24moreCups says:

    What the hell happend, I go to the bath room come back and it’s 3-1!

  84. Chuck says:

    True. It ain’t Auld on him.

  85. duffy says:

    The refs must be from ontario.

  86. EricInStL says:

    Can you imagine how many goals Kessel would get if he had a decent centerman.

    Great sniper when he wants but once that train gets rolling…

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

  87. Mr. Habs says:

    OK the Habs spotted the Laughs 3 goals time to take them back

  88. HabFanSince72 says:

    How did that stay out?

  89. shootdapuck says:

    Dave Stubbs:

    Now do you still support Auld so vociferously?

    What is his save %age GAA now?

    Could stop a beachball! Again!

     

    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  90. EricInStL says:

    Some of the Habs went with you for a bathroom break.

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

  91. Storm Man says:

    ManApart and he gang of trolls will be out big time tonight telling us all how bad this team is… Oh Im too late Kool-Aid boy is already here.

  92. Mr. Habs says:

    At least make Reimer work for his saves.

  93. ooder says:

    wow so everything goes by auld..

    and yet all our pucks bounce wide

    fantastic

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    GWG = game winning gionta!

  94. Larry says:

    I think we may have seen the last of Auld.

  95. duffy says:

    Get that joker out of the goal.

  96. punkster says:

    Poor guy. 2 crappy penalty calls and a failing D and Auld gets the blame. Too bad.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  97. TripleX says:

    Blame PG he KNEW what he was getting in Auld.  Some of us said it was a dumb move not to get a decent backup.  Oh well.

  98. avatar_58 says:

    hahahaha PRICE? Why now Martin? I thought he needed a break? I supposed it’s HIS fault now if they lose?

  99. Wayne says:

    No surprise, Auld was still out west.

  100. HabFanSince72 says:

    Terrible. The whole team is sucking.

  101. zozotheclown says:

    Is that back to back starts Auld get pulled? Not what a backup is supposed to do.

  102. JIMVINNY says:

    Refs got their wish, totally took any momentum the Habs had.

  103. HabFanSince72 says:

    PRICE? Why now Martin?

    Have you been watching?

  104. JasonM says:

    Dave Jackson is terrible.

  105. ShangaDoo says:

    Nice shift there.

     

     

     

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

  106. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    please no.

  107. Exit716 says:

    Do you think Martin will have the nerve to tell Jackson that he sucks after the first period? Maybe try and get a call here or there? Or will his sit there, take notes and look up to the clock and mutter “F-Me” every time the Habs get the short end of the stick?

  108. TripleX says:

    I am most definitely not blaming Auld.  He is playing as well as someone with his talent can play after sitting for two weeks.  

    8 different teams in like 9 years would indicate he is NOT a great goalie.  But PG knew that right?

  109. TripleX says:

    Not really on topic, but Stevie managed to dump his salary when he realized his mistake.

    Ellis was a better bet than Auld.  Or do you disagree?

  110. Mark C says:

    How many back up goalies are great? Even your boy Stevie Y make a mistake signing Ellis.

  111. Storm Man says:

    JR is drunk on the kool-aid again, he does not see things as clear as the rest of us.

  112. EricInStL says:

    Actually no.

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

  113. Storm Man says:

    Oh well what can we do, JR troll is already here drinking his kool-aid saying how dumb PG is….

  114. TripleX says:

    Imagine if DD had Gomez’s ice time and wingers?

  115. joeybarrie says:

    Really Auld’s only mistake was the 2nd goal. He doesn’t play enough to really have a chance to get an momentum. Try to remember his sv% is pretty good. Better than Price’s…

     

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

  116. JVF says:

    Why isn’t DD playing more? JM doesn’t want any goals?

  117. JIMVINNY says:

    He has a bit of physicality to him, but I think he’s more of a positional defender like Gorges is.  I don’t think he’s big enough or strong enough to be considered a crease-clearer.

  118. Chris says:

    Aw…you can’t even kiss and make up with a Halakite/Price-Bot (depending on your faction) while staring at the Apocalypse!??  Harsh!  :)

  119. PeterD says:

    Very good and well timed Ian.  LOL

  120. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    thats funny.

  121. Shiloh says:

    The day could have turned out differently – Kovalev and Rivet for a late draft pick. Instead we get Sopel and Dawes for Maxwell and a 4th. I might have preferred the former but I’m fine with who we picked up. Sopel may turn out to be just what the doctor ordered.

    The only thing that would have been unacceptable is if Gauthier did nothing. We needed some help on defence and it’s good to have another experienced player. Sopel seems like a heck of a person off the ice, too.

    Overall, a good day, which will morph into a great day when the final whistle blows in about 5 hours.

  122. Ian Cobb says:

    David was in his 5th grade class when the teacher asked the children what
    their fathers did for a living.
    All the typical answers came up – fireman, policeman, salesman, etc.. David was being uncharacteristically quiet and so the teacher asked him about his father ?. ‘My father’s an exotic dancer in a gay bar and takes off all his clothes in front of other men, sometimes, if the offer’s really good, he’ll go out to the alley with some guy for money.’

    The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some colouring, and took little David aside to ask him, ‘Is that really true about your father?’

    ‘No,’ said David, ‘He plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs but I was too embarrassed to say that in front of the other kids.’

  123. Jdub1985 says:

    Kovy should have come back to his Kingdom … we worshiped him. I worshiped him. (Tear)

  124. smiler2729 says:

    Is trading Maxwell smart? Oh ya gotta love that one eh?

    Rick Dudley’s got an eye for these types of players. He’s a hockey genius that build contenders in Ottawa and Tampa Bay…

  125. MikeL says:

    Since when is the Habs-Leafs game not on an English National broadcast? Weird.

  126. punkster says:

    He’s backup tonight.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  127. scrowe21 says:

    Hahahah..Awesome

  128. Sheldon says:

    I’d rather have a “midnight toker” in the middle!

  129. Sheldon says:

    Has Gomez been dealt yet?

  130. spcbrass says:

    Anyone see this photo of AK46 yet?  This is the funniest thing I have seen in a while!  http://xdoyou.tumblr.com/post/3490419732

  131. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    yeah…. i hope i’m right..

  132. ooder says:

    i posted this originally to ian but i think i’ve got a good point in regards to our d(let me know what you guys think):

    markov has given it all to this team.. he is a class act who brings a whole new dimension to the team…

    now i am ready to accept the fact that markov post knee surgery is not the same markov..

    however… i think markov is aware of that as well… a player of his caliber knows his limitations and i would gladly take him in with open arms… and hopefully the habs brass sees the same way as i do…

    think about this d corp

    the veterans:

    markov, spacek, gill (maybe)

    young guys:

    subban webber

    young veteran:

    gorges

    maybe:

    Wiz, Emeling (for that piece of nasty)

    ——————

    GWG = game winning gionta!

  133. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    are you kidding? let me say one thing thats certain, we don’t have a defenseman of SOPELS calibre on the blue line right now, his toughness is at SOURAYS level, he is a leader and a veteran and he brings a truck load of GRIT.  To compare him to WEB is a joke... this guy is going to bring some respect to our sweater.

  134. Chris says:

    He is, but I think it is/was for a sore hand…can’t see that keeping him out for two more weeks. 

  135. TomNickle says:

    Halak’s more likely to be in Peoria by that time.

  136. Dunboyne Mike says:

    Didn’t see the whole game, VH, but it looked to me like there were long stretches with Kesler enjoying a cup of tea in the crease. 

  137. Timo says:

    When you say soapy I imagine… ooh, nevermind.

  138. VancouverHab says:

    That is a media narrative that has taken on a life of its own. Gill is aces at clearing the crease & he did his job. Mara likewise.

  139. Rad says:

    I’m looking for a spirited game tonight. Leafs will have been shown video of that last 3-0 shutout, so they’ll be up for revenge on our home court. Paul Mara will get in a fight.

  140. Former Jets Fan says:

    love the punchline.

  141. Timo says:

    Judging on tonight’s speed I’d say no. Could be a major blackout in a making.

  142. Timo says:

    So if Sopel plays who sits? Weber? I presume so cause all the others are pretty much a lock as far as I am concerned. Also probably means that at least one of Hammer, Spach, Markov, Mara, Wiz?

    Either way, I don’t see how this trade really improves our team since Dawes is sent to A and Sopel is a better than Weber, but only maybe…

  143. TomNickle says:

    Walsh clients aren’t welcome in Montreal anymore.

  144. Mike Boone says:

    Mackasey lives in Montreal. He’s at every game

  145. HUDSONHAB says:

    I thought Halak was on IR.

    ….Hab4life….

  146. Ian Cobb says:

    Robert!

    Small contract with performance bonuses maybe!

  147. JIMVINNY says:

    No repenting going on over here, mister.  

  148. punkster says:

    Oh boy, pretty obnvious where this is going.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  149. JIMVINNY says:

    Well that didn’t take long.  Idiot Phaneuf proving his frankenstein-ish intelligence.

  150. JIMVINNY says:

    this jason botcheford character is a bit of a moron.  Never heard of or seen him before, and hope to never again.  He is an embarassment to TSN.

  151. Dunboyne Mike says:

    Although another way of looking at it is as a way of keeping the No. 2 involved and fresh. And since the Leafs are currently looking like making a push, Auld will surely feel affirmed by the confidence being placed in him. I know they’re professionals, but they’re ultimately still humans as well!

    Cheers

  152. oshawahabsfan says:

    Please smoke the Leafs tonight, I have to listen to Joe Bowen and the rest of the leaf blowers on Sportsnet

  153. Castor says:

    That was word for word Boone…. If you didn’t copy and paste it from some Goodfellas quote site, you just went up a notch in my cool book

  154. HabFanSince72 says:

    Four Hab Fans suggesting Price had too much to drink after the Vancouver game.

  155. Chris says:

    The REAL pressing issue around here is whether the HI/O servers have been finally optimized.  Because the Server Apocalypse is just 14 days away:  the first meeting between Carey Price and Jaroslav Halak as opposing goalies!

    The end (of HI/O) is near!!!  Repent all you Halakites and Price-Bots!  ;)

  156. Dunboyne Mike says:

    If you’re right, then hopefully PG hasn’t finished horse-trading. Because Kesler owned our crease last night, his value not quite fulfilled because Price somehow stopped shots he never saw. Anyone from Boston or Philly scouting game tape will be in no doubt as to how to take us down.

  157. Dunboyne Mike says:

    Sopel. Kind of guy who would have escorted the likes of Ryan Kesler out of the crease? 

     

  158. punkster says:

    I put this on the other page as well. For your review please:

    Soapy.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  159. punkster says:

    One of my fav scenes…!

    ***Subbang!!!***

  160. 24 Cups says:

    I don’t understand Auld getting the start.

    Play Price tonight and Saturday (Carolina), and those two wins assure us of a playoff spot. 

    I find it a bit strange to hear that a goalie is “worn down” seeing that he gets a night off between most of his starts.

  161. Rainrocket16 says:

    Well I don’t think we need him Honestly. I know he is great but we can handle the load without him. Sad too see the day he leaves though.

  162. Habnofear says:

    Agree Ian.

  163. Ian Cobb says:

    Something tells me that UFA Markov is done in Montreal.!!

  164. habsruleworld says:

    Thanks SF09, looks like Florida gets Ryan Carter and a 2011 5th round pick,

     

    just got posted at TSN tradecenter

  165. punkster says:

    Ellington’s “I’m Just a Lucky So and So”.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  166. Sheldon says:

    If there were stuff floating aimlessly around his head, I’d swear he was on the space shuttle.

  167. habsruleworld says:

    I am torn, really like Markov, but I think he will be a shell of his former self,

     

    If Habs do try him, like SeriousFan mentions, I would agree with that, although at what price?

     

    Markov has not given us very much in the last couple of years, what is his worth now?

  168. PeterD says:

    Toronto Maple Leafs Signing Bonus 

     

    During the summer of 2009 the Toronto Maple Leafs found they had to sign a few Free Agents and decided to offer additional signing bonuses. They promised any UFA who volunteered to sign a long term high dollar value contract an additional signing bonus of $1,000 for every inch measured in a straight line between any two points on his body.  The UFA got to choose what those two points would be.

    The first UFA who accepted asked that he be measured from the top of his head to the tip of his toes. He was measured at six feet and walked out with a signing bonus of $72,000.

    The second UFA who accepted was a little smarter and asked to be measured from the tip of his outstretched hands to his toes. He walked out with $96,000.

    The third one was Mike Komisarek an Unrestricted Free Agent from Montreal, who when asked where he would like to be measured replied, ‘From the tip of my weenie to my testicles.’

    It was suggested by his Agent that he might want to reconsider, explaining about the nice big checks the previous two Players had received.

    But Komisarek insisted and they decided to go along with him providing the measurement was taken by the Team’s Medical Officer.

    The Medical Officer arrived and instructed Komisarek to ‘drop ‘em,’ which he did.  The medical officer placed the tape measure on the tip Komisarek’s weenie and began to work back.  ”Dear Lord!” he suddenly exclaimed, ”Where are your testicles?”

    Mike Komisarek calmly replied, ” Montreal ”.

  169. habsfan0 says:

    Funny in what way?

  170. Mike Boone says:

    “Funny”? I was trying for “disturbing”.

  171. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    You would have preferred Rivet, really? I live in Buffalo… his career has become a joke. He is awful in every way. And he makes over a million dollars more. I know everyone has opinions, but I don’t think we’re talking about the same Rivet. But seeing as he’s been scratched since December while being Captain, I imagine you wouldn’t have seen him play too much lately…

  172. Sheldon says:

    What the difference between last night’s lottery winner and Scott Gomez? The former has a better shot and can hit the back of the net with it!

  173. Bryan says:

    Mission accomplished.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  174. SeriousFan09 says:

    Nothing about Weiss, but Corey Stillman just got moved to Carolina.

     

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

  175. Bryan says:

    Ahh, that’s the worst!  I hate Sportsnet’s blackouts.

    TSN Habs is carrying it if Ottawa falls in that region.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  176. Shiloh says:

    I said I might have preferred the former. I kind of wanted Kovy for the power play. I knew that Rivet was sitting out, but hadn’t realized that it was that long. I’m happy with the deal, though – Sopel could be a nice fit.

  177. JasonM says:

    This is a huge game, I expect nothing less than a win. We need those 2 points and we need to crush the Leaf’s dreams of making a late run to the playoffs.

  178. punkster says:

    Gotta play him at some point.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  179. SeriousFan09 says:

    I think MTL will give Markov at least another try first, he’s simply too talented not to try him for another season, even with PK Subban growing his game, MTL could use an elite defencemen, PK can learn a ton from just playing next to Markov for a year or two.

    Montreal’s learned to play and win without Andrei, but it’s no doubt they’re a calmer, more composed team and just better when he’s on the ice.

     

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

  180. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Minnesota scout, huh…

    We hard Havlat was none too happy in Wild world. His cap hit is not ideal, but I think the final 4 years of his deal are more promising than Kostitsyn’s next 4. Try to sneak Gomez in there too for Matt Cullen to center the third or fourth line… They get younger, we get some cap relief… and we get better. If we have to sweeten I would throw a pick.

  181. GrimJim says:

    that better have been either Megan Fox or Scarlett Johanssen…

  182. Mike Boone says:

    You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s me, I’m a little f—ed up maybe, but I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I’m here to f—in’ amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny? 

  183. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Something tells me Sopes Twitter account will be growing exponentially after today.

  184. spcbrass says:

    Here is the original link over on 25th stanley to the same photo for those who are interested.  (It took me a while to find the source of the original photo)

    http://25stanley.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/179856_1664977018455_1058134005_31435293_7076_n.jpg

  185. punkster says:

    Nope, the joker is still in the deck.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  186. habsruleworld says:

    Dregger just speculated that Stephen Weiss may have just been traded,

     

    anyone have any additional info?

  187. Sheldon says:

    I shit you not, Gomez’s favorite song is “Take the Money and Run” by the Steve Miller Band! You can tell he is on the bench whistling it between shifts!

  188. Timo says:

    ok, anybody else finds Boone’s image… umm… funny?

  189. Bryan says:

    Sportsnet Ontario is covering the game.  I had to double check myself haha

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  190. king ddd says:

    Thats what i tought when we got the wiz, although hes been putting up the points and improve our power play, we have yet to see his nasty side, im afradi we might not even see it this season due to his facial injury. oh well

    ** Buck Fruins **

  191. 24moreCups says:

    This better be a good game, I can’t stand losing to the leafs. haha

  192. Exit716 says:

    I live in Ottawa so, I have to watch on RDS, otherwise I can check in on pro darts from England as the alternative being broadcast due to blackout regulations.

     

  193. Chuck says:

    Don’t. Ever. Give. Up.

  194. joeybarrie says:

    Last time I was in Montreal my friends and I went to Boston Pizza in Brossard to watch. Food was good. The place was PACKED…… But then again so is/was Peel Pub……

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

  195. DOAHABS says:

    That’s a little better.

  196. JIMVINNY says:

    Better off calling up Sanford.  He’s been great for the last couple of seasons in the A.  

  197. andrewberkshire says:

    He’s fine, he wasn’t in pain on the bench. Hamrlik is getting more PP time bacuse Subban is playing more PK, basically because Hamrlik was doing too much damage to us there. Either way, this late in a game, don’t use Hamrlik.

  198. Laramy87 says:

    Leafs have 17 shots, 7 on the PP. We have 2 shots on the PP and 23 in total… We are dominating this game 5-5, if we can stay outta the box(refs), we should be able to win this game

  199. notbigbird says:

    Sheesh! Two potential rushes halted by the need for a line change.

  200. habsruleworld says:

    you all think this bad refereeing is just an accident?

    5 on 5 Laffs can never win,

    this is corruption is what it is!  where is the accountability in this league for the referees and the travesties that occur?

    the only way is to create a complete aggravation, and it’s what the referees have been regularly doing,

    it seems like every one of the habs players have had a ridiculous call by refs,

    it’s corruption,

    THERE NEEDS TO BE A THIRD PARTY THAT REVIEWS GAMES AND CALLS THE GUILTY PARTIES TO ORDER BY EMBARASSING THEM PUBLICLY AND PRESSURING THEM.

    Right now there is notnhing and the corruption continues.

  201. RetroMikey says:

    Keep dreaming!  The fat lady sang.

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  202. Habifax says:

    why is he on the ice!

  203. TripleX says:

    JM NEVER plays the optimum offensive lineup.  He always wants a plugger on the top two lines.  Halpern???

    Pouliot, AK and DD on the checking lines???   Is DD  going to be benched in the third per usual?   Actually has DD played much at all?

  204. JasonM says:

    The most horrible passing plays the last minute. Skating up the ice was SERIOUIS business after a long game of no issues getting the puck up the ice. Every goddamn forward  forgot how to recieved a pass.

  205. Keith says:

    Somebody Ream one on Reimer!

  206. andrewberkshire says:

    Thanks for the laugh.

  207. Rainrocket16 says:

    I like the way that period came to a close, we cannot let this one get away!!

  208. Hali_Hab says:

    really a time out with 10 seconds left?????????????????????????????????????

     

     

     

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

  209. Bugs says:

    Looks like everyone came to play tonight.

    Except Auld of course…

    Poor bastich.

  210. Exit716 says:

    Good God. Thanks for the two points Jacques.

    Regards, Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Always beating you when it matters since 2000.

    Thanks for starting Auld.

    God almighty.

  211. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    This team will go nowhere with Gomez masquerading as a top six forward.

  212. ooder says:

    whaa berky.. im totally on board the gomez dislike with you

    but hammer?

    this guy does everything that is asked of him and more… if this guy isn’t on your team forget last years playoffs as well as this year we would have been up shits creek as well (not as much because of the emergence of pk and webber)

    ——————

    GWG = game winning gionta!

  213. Sheldon says:

    This loss is squarely on Martin. End of story. No debate.

  214. TomNickle says:

    Dave Jackson being from Montreal very likely means that he’d like to avoid the accusation of a bias in favour of the Habs.  And his crew is very likely aware of this as well.

    And for that reason.  Officials should not be assigned to call games with their hometown teams involved.

  215. JIMVINNY says:

    Refs can go f*ck themselves.  They stole this game in the first.

  216. kempie says:

    I’m told not to worry about incompetent officiating, that it all evens out in the end. Will somebody let me know when that happens, cuz it’s getting late in the season.

  217. andrewberkshire says:

    Can YOU spell?

  218. duffy says:

    Time for Gomez to become the highest paid player in the AHL.

  219. andrewberkshire says:

    Well the NFL is run efficiently. Did anyone else catch Grabovski grab a Habs’ jersey, pull him towards him and then check him? That’s like the hockey equivalent to a rabbit punch.

  220. joeybarrie says:

    I was having such a good day……………

    This really sucks.

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

  221. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Of course he is, he is playing absurd minutes at 36 years old. Without him they really have no offensive threat D man that can do what he does.

    People want to blame someone, blame the GMs for not doing shit about losing Markov…AGAIN!

  222. Wayne says:

    It was sickening! Patches ties it up with ample time to re-group and they jack-off the rest of the way in the last 1:30. Gomez could have carried that puck out of the D-zone, instead, he chose to pass it through a dozen legs. They really don’t have any chemistry.

  223. JasonM says:

    Disgraceful.

  224. joeybarrie says:

    What are you on about?

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

  225. andrewberkshire says:

    Justin, my question was laying blame in twofold, Martin’s decision making on icetime, and also pointing out that Hamrlik hasn’t been good. For the first 30 games of the season, I’d agree with you about Hamrlik, but he’s a joke lately. Watch him on the PP, every time the puck comes towards him it goes over the line. Once he has the puck, I don’t worry, but he can’t receive a pass to save his life, and he never EVER skates to get a pass, he always reaches, allowing an opposing player to skate past him and get position. He’s lazy, and I can’t stand watching it.

    If our other defensemen were gassed, I would understand his high ice time, but they weren’t. Subban only playing 20 minutes when he’s capable of much more and was the best of the bunch tonight by a long long shot, and Mara played reasonably well but only got 11 minutes. This game came down to horrible bench management by JM and Perry Pearn when it comes to defensemen.

  226. andrewberkshire says:

    Yup.

  227. smiler2729 says:

    I really don’t know.

  228. 4EverHabsFan says:

    Let’s not talk like that PLEASE! F*ck

    We have all been through that before- F’n Leafs

  229. JIMVINNY says:

    two icings in a row.  Looks like the linesmen remembered how to do their jobs.

  230. MICP says:

    Yes Mike, 3 Ls to Toronto, 2 to the great Islanders, & 2 to Edmonton.  Embarrassing it is but at least were consistent.   

  231. sidhu says:

    Embarassing indeed.

    Yes, the calls on both sides were bad (e.g., icings, Gio lifting the stick “hooking”, the Leafs interference with Price).

    But, we lacked disciplined (again), our defensive coverage was poor (e.g., the Lebda goal and the Leafs 5th goal), and our D overall is just real weak (e.g., Hammer, Weber).

    I am fine with Weber being packaged as part of a deal for some help.

    Auld was not good at all on the 2nd goal.  We need a real backup.  Being good in the room is not good enough; we need someone who can play too.

  232. TomNickle says:

    Do you think a group of NFL officials would be given another game for the remainder of the season and playoffs if they had a game this bad?

    Nope, they’d be fired the next morning.

  233. Sheldon says:

    You forgot stupid coaching!

  234. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Andrew, Hamrlik played over 28 min, who else is going to do that and create chances (besides PK), this isn’t about Roman, this is about terrible coaching decisions tonight. You want to lay that flaming brown bag of shit on someone’s doorstep so bad, but you keep putting it on the neighbor’s with the hot daughter. WRONG HOUSE!

    This team would SUCK more without Hamr…bottom line.

  235. Sheldon says:

    Habs can’t buy a call!

  236. JasonM says:

    Gomez -18.

    Discuss.

  237. TripleX says:

    Bottom line this team needs lights out goaltending EVERY game even against mediocre opposition to win.  That is a VERY fine line between losing and winning.

    Superior coaching?  Won’t happen!

    Superior forwards?  Won’t happen!

    Superior defense?   Won’t happen without superior goaltending!

  238. JIMVINNY says:

    WTF was that?  Halpern just got mugged, no call.  AGAIN!!!!

  239. larisalapointe says:

    Yeesh….plenty of blame to go around but I’m too tired.

  240. Josh says:

    Even the pro-Leafs Sportsnet is questioning the calls against the Habs.

  241. HNS says:

    ……a team with heart and no fu&^in brains is a loser……..

  242. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    ENJOYING THE NHL-REF-SYNDICATE YET?

  243. SeriousFan09 says:

    His puck retrieval at the point is reaching MAB-esque levels.

     

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

  244. Montrealer2 says:

    I really think old JM is not long for this team,& that would be a positive.As it looks now Habs will start dropping games & be fighting for a playoff spot. My how the mighty have fallen,to be happy to ‘just make the playoffs’ I hope the Molson’s get pissed off enough to demand some real changes that provide Montreal with a winning direction again.

  245. Sheldon says:

    JM has to save PK for the PK. This team wins in spite of JM.

  246. Danno says:

    Will someone from the Gazette please take a stand and call out these corrupt officials?

     

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

  247. andrewberkshire says:

    The difference between Gill and Hamrlik is that Gill is effective with his stick, and Hamrlik isn’t.

  248. Habitoban says:

    What a poorly prepared  team. It was clear within the first minute when Pleks was all chippy that the team was not focused on their game and was looking for scraps = penalties.   No discipline at all, and no correction by the coaching staff.   And no 4 lines rolling.  I thought we only roll 3 against the best teams!  Oh yeah, then there were the penalties in the o zone.  A capital crime, or at least a capital crime for some players.

  249. 4EverHabsFan says:

    Well Hammer definitely wasnt the worst D nor was he the Habs’ best D tonight. He was ok tonight, had a ton of giveaways… namely the giveaway to Kessel on the PP, which doesn’t show up as a +/-…

    I agree that Hammer has stepped up without Gorges & Markov. Problem is, Hammer is showing his age…

  250. 24moreCups says:

    Kirk looks like the head coach behind that bench, when they were filming Kirk talking to Cami then Plex right after, didn’t see JM any where lol.

  251. t1tan5 says:

    It’s unbelievable how much better Eller is at centre as opposed to wing.

  252. Mr. Habs says:

    The only scoring chance the Habs have had tonight they scored.

  253. RetroMikey says:

    Enough being a drama queen. we should gotten the W, an easy 2 points.

    Our team is just not big enough and not disciplined.

    Stop making excuses for the loss, give credit to Toronto stealing 2 points forom us at home.

    Desperation hockey from hereon in.

     

     

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  254. AH says:

    So right Smiler, pathetic!

  255. TomNickle says:

    Nope.  It’s Auld’s fault that Gionta got penalized on a phantom call.  That Schenn is allowed to do whatever he wants.  That Toronto can ice the puck without it being called but we can’t.  That Plekanec can have his hands slashed repeatedly with no call.  That Auld and Price can be run 5 times in 30 minutes with only one call made.  That two Leafs dive in a 5 minute span without being penalized and that Pouliot can get punched in the head, face washed and held by three Leafs and Travis Moen is the only player who gets called.

    That’s all Auld’s fault.  Not the officials.

  256. Jdub1985 says:

    SportsNet even questioning the refs … there that bad!

  257. Larry says:

    I thought that was the turning point too. They had the mojo, were on their way, and that just killed it. They were never the same. I think they knew the fix was in.

  258. Laramy87 says:

    Even the leaf annoucers were confused by that no-icing, icing call…

  259. Shiloh says:

    They waived the Loaf icing – but called aours.

  260. Chuck says:

    That sucks for Carey, too. Auld has a rough game, is scored on three times, but it’s Price that gets nailed with the loss.

     

  261. Sheldon says:

    You think about how many of the younger guys on this team have been told to watch from the press box since JM became coach and it just frosts me that Gomez has not been asked to sit in the BGL suite and eat hot dogs!

  262. JIMVINNY says:

    Icings now too.  Leafs are allowed.

  263. duffy says:

    MARTIN SHOULD BE FIRED FOR STARTING THE SIEVE AULD.MARTIN HAS BEEN A LOSER HIS WHOLE CAREER AND WILL BE FOREVER.TIME FOR MULLER TO TAKE OVER AND BRING IN ROY TO ASSIST HIM .

  264. RiverviewCanadien says:

    One of my fav players ties the game, has the most shots, and the team pretends like there is 10 min left.

    It is not April 1st yet boys…Joke? Nah, cruel punishment for cheering on the best (ok used to be the best) damn professional sports team in North America run by feckin eejits.

  265. Chuck says:

    Yikes… they’re even screwing up the icing calls. That’s two blatant misses already.

  266. Sheldon says:

    When yer backup sucks, you either do that or call a guy up from the A.

  267. ooder says:

    i’m starting to think this team has a very very shitty sports psychologist

    ——————

    GWG = game winning gionta!

  268. JasonM says:

    BTW Wiz just got obstructed, no call on the play.

  269. C3P1 says:

    boone give basu credit on that 135 minute stat, he tweeted that haha

  270. andrewberkshire says:

    Why on earth did Hamrlik play over 6 minutes on the PP? These dildonic personnel decisions need to stop.

  271. JIMVINNY says:

    Wiz gets leveled away from the play, no call.  

  272. Sheldon says:

    Screw that! The E is calling! All he would do to the dogs is turn them into a pile of poop!

  273. Sheldon says:

    I mentioned that earlier. That last game in the ACC will matter folks. It will!

  274. Keith says:

    It’s just blatant now. Inconceivable actually.

  275. Laramy87 says:

    i am actaully speechless by the refs this game

  276. TripleX says:

    I just question his ice time?  Sending him down is not going to happen but playing him on the third or fourth line is a no brainer.

    Why is he still getting the ice time and PP time?  And why do some people say his defensive skills are one of his intangibles?

  277. Jdub1985 says:

    If there is any plus … we now know we can score on this garbage team at will. … but will, thats what itll come down to.

  278. andrewberkshire says:

    I think all but one defenseman would have to be dead before JM uses 4 forwards.

  279. 4EverHabsFan says:

    Muller won’t be here next year if JM is still coach… and unfortunately JM is more than likely going to be back. Muller is going to be a very good NHL coach! Just not in Montreal… We will be stuck with Jock

  280. joeybarrie says:

    “Its all been special teams here….”

    Cause the fricken Refs have had MORE of the game on the PP than even strength.

    They have been SHI*TTY for both teams. 1st person to be smashed………KOMI, 2nd Jackson, then Kozari…

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

  281. Mr. Habs says:

    When is Pleks going to show up?

  282. SLYDER says:

    not to mention montreal knocked off two of those “consistent cup contenders” in one run last year

     

    PG is on the right track – and if so, Gomez and JM are gone.

     

    it’s a shame this team has a “standard” for a francaphone coach – Muller would be perfect

     

    *lightbulb* – bring in ROY and keep Muller as assistant

  283. moser17 says:

    When are Markov and Georges due back?

  284. FormalWare says:

    That 5th Leafs goal was a vintage Gominus.

  285. duffy says:

    The real joke will be when the leafs knock them out of the playoffs the last game of the season.

  286. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Hamrlik had 2A and finished with over 28min TOI and +/- 0. Which was the most min played by any of our Habs. Why do people harp on Roman, he is good, and this club would not be where they are without him. Completely unfair of you or anyone else to call out Hamrlik as the worse D man on the ice tonight. Re-watch the game.

  287. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    +1.  I was just thinking that this team should look better with Sopes in the lineup.

  288. solsub says:

    Easy, the Vancouver game was a fluke; Price was able to carry the team and keep them in it.

     

    That didn’t happen tonight.

    I’m not saying that Price sucks — far from it — but the Leafs exposed the Habs tonight for what they really are: pretenders.

  289. TomNickle says:

    Nice icing call.  No, they aren’t trying to give it to the Leafs at all.

  290. LesJHep says:

    LJH I have been a Habs fan for about 60 years. I just watch Habs lose to the leafs. Terrible.

    Most useless player award goes to Gomez, Hamrlik & Gill. Time to cut our losses. Don’t resign Gill or Hamrlik they are useless. As for Gomez WHO would want him & his stolen money. What a waste. We have a couple of young guys that would give their hearts for the Habs, but they sit on the bench & watch Gomez float around & do nothing. If coach wants Gomez Then put him on 4th line. Can we send Gomez to Hamilton? Sorry I don’t want to wreck the DOGS.

    GO HABS GO

  291. 4EverHabsFan says:

    Boston 8-6 loss was tough to sit through… So was the Heritage Classic… But yes I agree- painful!

  292. Jdub1985 says:

    Cammy tried to be fancy and got burned by the ref.

  293. JIMVINNY says:

    now the linesman are in on it too.  great.

  294. NLhabsfan says:

    Laffs are surviving on calls alone.

  295. JasonM says:

    There was a game, a couple years ago when the Habs played vs Carolina. Habs took 11 consecutive penalties. I considered that game the worst Reffed game I have seen.

    Tonight, we’re halfway into this game and it’s already competing that title.

  296. 4EverHabsFan says:

    Agree 100% with the “Throw in stupid coaching where in a huge home game against a lesser opponent, JM starts Alex Auld and gives ice time en masse to Gomez and AK yet sits their most exciting hungry duo of DD and Pouls… What the hell is going on over there?? What’s with all the penalties, over and over and over again??? Sure the referees suck but rise above it!!”

    Not how you follow a game versus one of the leagues best. Like said above by smiler2729, jetlag??? These are PROFESSIONAL athletes here… this is there job. Not like they are construction workers during the day, and playing hockey at night!

    Can this team show up versus the SH*T teams out there?

    Man, I try to be positive about this team, but c’mon, we cannot be the Islanders, Oilers, Ducks, 3 losses to the Leafs… Getting hard to watch these games sometime…

    I am not giving up, but that is 7 losses, 5 in regulation, over the past 9 games… and 6 to teams with less points than us. That is GIVING away 12 points to the teams chasing us.

  297. joeybarrie says:

    INCLUDING WWF……..Nice.

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

  298. Mr. Habs says:

    It’s a lose lose situation going down the stretch. Price plays every game and is beat to a snot come playoffs. Play Auld and loose a much need 2 points every game.

  299. andrewberkshire says:

    Anyone who’s still questioning the Sopel trade after seeing how bad our PK is tonight, you’re blind.

  300. TomNickle says:

    What screwjob?  THAT SCREWJOB.

    We’re crazy Andrew, referees don’t play favourites, ever.  It’s just bad taste to think they could possibly try to decide the outcome of a game.

    Two straight dives, two straight hab penalties.

  301. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    No hate if you’ve ever spoken to the man. He’s a fair guy, with nothing against the habs.  He’s having a bad night, and I wonder where he was when Kennedy got shot, but hey, the truth is no fun.

  302. Ian Cobb says:

    Simple,

    the team that can not keep up to the opposition takes more penalties, and the team that takes more penalties loses.

    OK J. Martin, how do you put us into a position of being successful.? The ball is in your court Jacques.!

    I hate saying this, but we were beaten by a better team tonight coach.

     

  303. andrewberkshire says:

    To go along with that -18, he has fewer points than such studs as Artem Anisimov, Valtteri Filppula (only 50 games), Joe Corvo, Bryan Bickell, Tyler Kennedy and Anthony Stewart.

  304. MICP says:

    Why must we be so undisciplined?   Somebody blame that on the refs.

  305. BC HAB says:

    Gotta give DD more ice time. He is dangerous.

  306. Mr. Habs says:

    At least in the WWE they can hit the Ref!

  307. BC HAB says:

    I don’t think Reimer is as good as people say he is. Even Giggy is better. The Leafs only ever had one awsome goalie, and he plays 4 Boston.

  308. PeterD says:

    Loss 3 games to the Leafs…and they are 4 pts out of a play-off spot.

    Hope we don’t meet the Leafs in the play-offs.

    But hey, with a couple of scoring forwards we might have had this one…sure hope Pierre isn’t done dealing yet.

  309. joeybarrie says:

    DUMBEST COMMENT EVER………..

    Hitting a LEAF is never dumb. In fact it should be required by every player in the league.

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

  310. Mr. Habs says:

    If this game wouldn’t give you a stroke, I don’t know what won’t.

  311. Chuck says:

    What the hell is going on here?!

  312. kempie says:

    Ridiculous. FFS

  313. RiverviewCanadien says:

    No need for the reminder of what Pleks does defensively Andrew, I will be his biggest supporter and critic at the same time. But he needs to score that 20th goal, you can tell it is frustrating him. I will never harp on Pleks for more than what I just said. He is a brilliant hockey player with smarts, just needs to get on a scoring streak.

    What do you honestly expect from Hamrlik, you want to talk about not skating and just using reach…look no further than Gill my friend. Teams know exactly what hand he plays every night. He is very one dimensional. When pressured in their zone, he shoots the puck to clear it, often hitting the opposing player or icing the puck.

    I just can’t believe the harsh criticism you are giving Roman tonight. Anyways, we can continue this some other time.

    Cheers.

  314. andrewberkshire says:

    Basically you’re saying JM wanted Pearn and Gainey wanted Muller to stay.

  315. Laramy87 says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, again 5-5 dominated by us, but another penalty

  316. HugeHabFan says:

    Every powerplay Hammer is on, we spend half of it retreiving the puck from our end, as he misses a 5 mile an hour trickling puck at the blue line. How anyone can miss so many pucks passed up the boards is beyond me. How hard is it to stop a puck from crossing a line.

  317. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Weber and Wiz are not the only ones who could play. Change things up, throw out 4 F and 1 D then…

  318. Sheldon says:

    Gomez should be sent down to Hamilton end of story. I’m sorry if it’s an insult to a veteran player. His continued presence on the big team is an insult to every other guy in the organization from the E on up.

  319. Jdub1985 says:

    so let me guess … we lose 8 -6?

    How did this team lead the NHL PK?

  320. SPATS says:

    The most painful game to watch since the 09 playoffs, glad I didn’t pay money to watch that one

  321. sp00k says:

    Put the whistles away and let them play hockey!

  322. andrewberkshire says:

    This is true as well.

  323. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m not blaming them solely, but they’re clearly the two biggest reasons.

    AK46 happened to create the Cammalleri goal that started the comeback, and he missed that chance because Tyler Bozak made a brilliant defensive play. AK46 also got the GWG last night.

    My biggest problem with Hammer is the same reason I have a problem with Gomez, they’re both lazy players. They only skate when they feel like it, and both prefer to reach for pucks instead of skating for them or battling for them. It’s costing us big time as the games get more important. Pleks btw has been playing brilliantly on the defensive side of the puck, and had an assist tonight and finished +2.

  324. TripleX says:

    Great rebuttal!

     

    So are you saying there is no chance Price plays the rest of the games. or that Gomez IS a game changer?

  325. Shiloh says:

    Terrible call on Wiz – refs doing their best for the blue and white.

  326. andrewberkshire says:

    BRUTAL defense.

  327. Keith says:

    Sooo, who’s Kool-Aid are you drinking?

  328. punkster says:

    So anybody want to blame Price for that one? No? OK then I will.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  329. HabFanSince72 says:

    HA HA Schenn.

  330. Wayne says:

    I gets ridiculous dunnit?

  331. andrewberkshire says:

    Weber didn’t have a good game, but he was by no means the worst defenseman tonight, that title belongs to Hamrik.

  332. Barts says:

    Gomez, team worst -18 if you don’t count Wiz who came from playing for that horrible early season incarnation of the Isles. I’m sorry, but that is unacceptable for 8 mil per. Imagine the quality we could have for that salary. I would put him on waivers. Pathetic.

  333. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Will i be the only one to give the struggling Gomez a shred of credit on Wiz’s goal?

    Also… Leafs are a farce.

  334. Sheldon says:

    Truer words have yet to be spoken in the English tongue!!!

  335. Exit716 says:

    How can you blame Eller when he doesn’t see the ice? Same as DD? What’s up with that? You’re down two goals, play them for the love of God.

  336. t1tan5 says:

    I find it curious that Jackson is making all the calls against us.

  337. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Make-up call.

  338. Shiloh says:

    OK – the low point of the season came at the 18:40 mark of the 3rd period when Martin puts out USELESS Gomez when we need to score. All you who have been praising this guy – please tell me? What is the name of all that is holy is GOMEZ doing out there with the game in that situation. How I regret the day that Gainey bailed out that smirking a$$hole Sather. Gomez, when we have to make an offensive play – what was Martin thinking??

  339. Keith says:

    Another lame-ass call from the Jack-ass!

  340. smiler2729 says:

    I’ve always given some the benefit of the doubt but after that game – HOLY SH&T!

    Jetlag whatever, you either want to win a hockey game or you don’t, you tell me a team playing in Game 7 would use jetlag as an excuse??

    No man, this team has passengers now, starting with the utterly confused, pointless game of floater extraordinaire Scott Gomez, the disinterested uninspired Andrei Kostitsyn and the fish out of water named Lars Eller.

    Throw in stupid coaching where in a huge home game against a lesser opponent, JM starts Alex Auld and gives ice time en masse to Gomez and AK yet sits their most exciting hungry duo of DD and Pouls…

    What the hell is going on over there?? What’s with all the penalties, over and over and over again???

    Sure the referees suck but rise above it!!

    UN-PHOQUE-ING-BELIEVABLE. 

  341. Barts says:

    Can the crap about the conspiracy stop now please? Thanks.

  342. t1tan5 says:

    The only consistent playoff threat of the teams you listed is Detroit. Philly was the worst team in the league in 2006. The other two teams had some horrible years and stockpiled on prime first round talents. This allowed them to become contenders for the last 3-4 years after that many years of pure suck. 

  343. Danno says:

    Did I mention Leafs suck?

     

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

  344. ooder says:

    and gomez with another -1 performance…

    the 5th goal was just pathetic d coverage by him

    the guy did 2 good things this game… screen Reimer and have that one shift where he protected the puck..

    other then that.. uselesss

    also.. how on earth does kostitsyn miss that effing puck with the empty net… so frustrating!!!!!!

     

    ——————

    GWG = game winning gionta!

  345. Hali_Hab says:

     as much as i hate the leafs the officiating is still ruining the game big time … lets play a game of power play….

     

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

  346. andrewberkshire says:

    It wasn’t just terrible coaching, but yes, using Hamrlik so much was retarded. And using Hamrlik so much made it necessary to put Weber out on the last shift, because Wiz was too tired and Gill won’t be creating any scoring chances.

  347. TripleX says:

    So does JM play Price the rest of the season?  

    Can’t believe any sane coach would try it.  But we are talking about JM who still thinks Gomez is a game changer.

  348. C3P1 says:

    about that conspiracy…

  349. Sheldon says:

    I thought that the team made a mistake in not signing Halak and I was flat-on-my-ass wrong. Price has been fabulous on and off the ice and then some, but there is only so much the guy can do. Martin makes decisions that just baffle the hell out of me. I could see him starting Auld tonight, but the problem is that the Leafs are no ordinary bottom feeder. As crappy as they are, they always bring their best against the Habs. What kills me is the fact that he continues to give that useless piece of flesh Gomez not just quality minutes, but at crucial times in the game. That guy needs to go. I would assign him to the E just to make a point.

  350. Laramy87 says:

    This is what happens when habs play and the refs call fair game. We had 2 terrible penalties, and the leafs FINALLY getting what they deserved in the first

  351. olematelot says:

    Since when were Washington and Philly contenders year in and year out, it wasn’t too long ago Philly was the worst team in the league and the Caps weren’t much better

  352. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Good job JM. NIce D pairing at the end.

    Weber? Did he think there was time left on the clock? He better be benched in favour of Sopel next game. Horrible, he stood there watching, no urgency at all.

    Embarassing…understatement.

  353. Mr. Habs says:

    Martin is a genius for pulling Auld eh1

  354. andrewberkshire says:

    Ref incompetence.

  355. topher5468 says:

    If we can’t some how move Gomez, bench him or send him down, he is efin useless. Why he plays and DD sits is beyond me. Gomez Sucks. Im sure he will be laughing it up and enjoying himself tonight, heck, I would too if I was stealing 8 million dollars and wasn’t going to jail

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

  356. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    fatigue????? then put on the players that only played 2minutes, like POULIOT and WHITE and DD…

    MARTIN can join the list of dunces.

  357. hablifting says:

    All that guy does is whine about the Refs. 

    No blame on the team/coach or GM for this half assed effort.  Nope!

    They fought tooth and nail, imposed their will on the Leafs and in the end were undone by the corrupt officials.

    Riiight.

  358. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Bright spot: Cammalleri shakes off the rust with 1 G, 1 A, +2, 4 shots and a hit

  359. ClaytonM says:

    Goatmez (copyrighted)

  360. Da Hema says:

    The officiating was poor–to put it diplomatically–but it was so for both teams. The Leafs did not win because of it.

  361. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Looks like maybe someone called the refs in the intermission and told them to start calling the game fair.

  362. Mr. Habs says:

    Auld should thank Carey for saving his win/loss stats. He should be 4-4 not 4-2.

  363. Sheldon says:

    He starts a junior B goalie and then continues to put Gomez – the most useless per-dollar-paid player in the entire hockey universe – on the ice at critical moments.

  364. deuce6 says:

    Guys, we did score 4 goals tonight..Offense is there, but we really need to tighten up in the slot area and in front of the goalie…Defensive play, especially on the PK, was horrendous..Has been for the last couple of weeks, actually..

    —————— Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  365. twilighthours says:

    The people who think this team doesn’t have heart have forgotten about 2008-09

     

  366. HUDSONHAB says:

    36 seconds left and 3 effin Habs standing around watching a Leaf hold the puck on th boards! Absolutely useless.

    After they scored the 4th goal they did not make a effort to get the puck and score.

    I am sooo angry and disgusted!!!

    ….Hab4life….

  367. Mr. Habs says:

    Do what Chicago did to Huet. Send him to Europe.

  368. HUDSONHAB says:

    I agree. Do you really think Gionta lifting a guys stick a taking the puck is a penalty???

    Orr…how about that sh#t call on Hammer?

    ….Hab4life….

  369. smiler2729 says:

    Teams take on the personality of their coach… it’s time for Kirk Muller to replace JM

  370. Habnofear says:

    OK GM Gouthier ,you see it now fix it or puck -off!

  371. HABSsince92 says:

    I really hope the Habs miss the playoffs so we can actually get some changes in this city………..I am sick of scratching and clawing to be the 6th, 7th, 8th seed in the playoffs for the last 20 f’n years. When are we going to demand that this team gets better than that? When are we going to be a consistent Stanley Cup favorite year in year out like Detroit, Washington, Pittsburgh, Philly?

     

    The playoffs are not good enough….we used to have high standards in this town…….Cup or bust.

     

     

     

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

  372. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    MARTIN NUETERED THIS TEAM.

  373. Larry says:

    That last two minutes, I have never seen anything like that. They had no idea. They were just lost. I know fatigue sets in, but that was inexcusable.

  374. ClaytonM says:

    I can’t disagree with you more.

    Are you seriously trying to say they didn’t suck in the 2nd period as badly as the 1st?

  375. OneTimer says:

    Scapegoats of the night

    First half of the game: Hamrlik and Auld / second half: Gomez

  376. rut1212 says:

    I’m not gonna complain about Gomez, but why is he out in the last minute to tie a game? The guy is ice cold.

  377. Danno says:

    Thanks for the Gong Show Dave Jackass. What a friggin’ farce. Just awful.

     

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

  378. Josh says:

    What a joke of an effort. Make excuses about not having a full defence corps all you want but what exactly do the Leafs have on defence?

  379. TripleX says:

    You think if we spotted Carey 4 goals he would have lost the game?

  380. RetroMikey says:

    Holy shites! 

    The Maple Laffs are only 10 points behind us! 

    With a little lady luck and a winning streak, they could just topple us in the standings as well!

     

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  381. ooder says:

    this loss. can be put on…

    auld’s inability to make a good save

    and the refs inability to call a good game

    for those of you bitching this team has no heart… well a tem with no heart would not have made it close after being a day’s long travel from across the other side of teh country

    a team with no heart wouldhave given up after their seive of a backup pretty much nearly handed the game back to teh leafs.. 

    a team with no heart would have given up after getting penalty after penalty

    give it a rest… this team lacks a few things.. size, scoring touch

    but heart is something they do not lack

    ——————

    GWG = game winning gionta!

  382. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    ha! wish it was that simple, how about TIMELY penalties, timely missed calls (courtesy of the NHL-REF-SYNDICATE) , and blatant coaching errors.

  383. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Too many habs players just don’t play the physical game enough. 

  384. punkster says:

    Pathetic D. Undisciplined hockey tonight boys. They looked nothing like the team that played the Canucks a few nights ago.

    Oh well. Let’s see how the new guy fits in this weekend.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  385. avatar_58 says:

    How is it embarassing? Our crappy rental goalie sucked hard and got the game way out of hand. Learn from it, trade him away and get on with the season. Not hard for a compentent GM. I’d rather pick any of the guys in hamilton over Auld.

  386. TomNickle says:

    Through 64 games this season.  The Canadiens have had more powerplays than their opponent 16 times.

    Definitely no bias against this team this season.

  387. Exit716 says:

    The game turned on that Gionta call.

    Up until then they were going well.

     

  388. Keith says:

    Yeah, you can thank the NHL Officials Association for the win you Blue & white douchebag!

  389. twilighthours says:

    Weber was awful, so was Auld.  The only person involved with this game who was worse is RetroMikey.  Retro, why do you even watch?  You’re the saddest human on these forums.

  390. habs99 says:

    why is gomez always out there when its important….honestly why?

  391. TripleX says:

    PLEASE SOMEONE ON THE REPORTING STAFF ASK JM WHY GOMEZ GETS THE ICE TIME!  PLEASE!!!!!

  392. RGM says:

    That was a pretty awful final 90 seconds.

    Go Habs Go!

  393. 4EverHabsFan says:

    I agree

  394. JasonM says:

    Martin stop chaning the goddamn line when there’s a minute left in the game.

  395. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Andrew, no matter how you slice and dice this, I will never agree that Roman was the worse D man on the ice tonight. Was his time mismanaged, sure I will agree to that. He plays BIG minutes almost every night…not too many 36 olds can do that on a nightly basis. The Habs are very fortunate to have Roman.

    See my post below this one on the GMs of this club, that is the real problem.

  396. Habsfan2310 says:

    I couldn’t even watch  :(  It hurt too much  … how can we beat Vancouver on the road and then lose to the Leafs at home  ?

  397. MICP says:

    Wouldnt it be great if these 2 teams meet on the last day of the season to determine who gets the last playoff spot?

  398. RiverviewCanadien says:

    I’ll disagree til the cows come home. You cannot blame Gomez and Hamrlilk solely, are you kidding me? Kostitsyn missed a perfect pass from Pleks (Tomas needs to get his mojo back big time BTW), and he falls down so frequently. There are plenty of players to lay blame on this loss tonight. But IMO, Roman ain’t one of ‘em.

  399. olematelot says:

    Who’se Webber

  400. Da Hema says:

    One team wanted this game more than the other. It showed.

  401. Sheldon says:

    How in God’s name can a thinking coach put Scott Gomez out there in the final minutes??? How??? How??? F’n how??? Martin is an absolute bung hole!!!

  402. HNS says:

    The officials fu*&ed this game up at the point where Gionta was called in the 1st after Gionta’s awesome back check. The Habs D has had their heads up their ass for most of the night. They can’t even get the puck out of their own zone. Useless shits.

  403. MICP says:

    Say what you want, last 2 minutes we can not even get past center ice  and pull Price.  Toronto looks great vs us.

  404. Mr. Habs says:

    Why is Martin calling a time out? IDIOT

  405. Keith says:

    Blew away the last 2 minutes! Unbelievable! so close!

  406. Laramy87 says:

    They were throwing the puck behind the net to no one, what the hell

  407. t1tan5 says:

    Make up call city.

  408. Hockey Socks says:

    Wow, horrible. Goodnight.

  409. VancouverHab says:

    Who was that working the screen in front of the net for the Wiz cannonading drive?

    Just askin’ …

  410. Habifax says:

    webber is weak

  411. punkster says:

    Yep, it’s a ref conspiracy all right.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  412. t1tan5 says:

    That was the worst piece of hockey I have ever seen in my life. Disgusting!

  413. Sisterray says:

    Sportsnet factoid “Wiz’s 5th powerplay goal for the year. The Toronto defense core has zero”

  414. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    No gas left…

    “The sh*t is CHESS!NOT CHECKERS.” Denzel W.(Training Day)

  415. NLhabsfan says:

    Feels sooo good!!!

  416. Larry says:

    OH MY GOD. That was pathetic.

  417. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Yup, that was a 7.3 million dollar screen. You get a cookie. Congrats.

  418. avatar_58 says:

    Thanks Martin, next time don’t start Auld

  419. C3P1 says:

    can I just say that if there was a leafs site like this, I may pay money to look at some of the comments, because they have even more to be frustrated about than we do…

  420. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    sickening…. they even had to ICE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LEAFS WILL MAKE THE PLAYOFFS… HABS WILL NOT.

  421. bolder says:

    Right on! JM needs to be replaced bigtime.

  422. JasonM says:

    2 minutes for accidental contact? Jesus christ.

     

    This is COMEDY GOLD.

  423. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    a minute and a half left and JM puts Gomez’s line on the ice??? WTF?

     

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  424. andrewberkshire says:

    You think Gomez needs a shrink?

  425. Laramy87 says:

    is this game ever going to be 5-5

     

  426. TripleX says:

    Have to think you give Carey 4 goals he wins the game and we get 2 points.

  427. andrewberkshire says:

    TIO doesn’t mean he played well, it means the coaching staff was stupid enough to keep throwing him out there. Refer to my response up the page.

  428. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Last time I checked that was a clean hit but since they gave us the last few ,they figured they need to even it up again.

     

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  429. Mr. Habs says:

    Price has to play down the stretch.  No sense playing a backup who sucks wind.

  430. JIMVINNY says:

    May have been interference, but the leaf was already in the air when wiz hit him.

  431. Habnofear says:

    Thank the Hockey Gods for Patches!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  432. BC HAB says:

    Do u actually think JM will still be coach by then?

  433. TomNickle says:

    He can’t even see goals for crying out loud.  How does he have a job in the NHL?

  434. Keith says:

    We’re not done yet Jackass!!!

  435. RiverviewCanadien says:

    So we agree then it was terrible coaching tonight? Go back to my first post then, puttin Weber out there in the crucial time left in the game was a gaffe on JM…

  436. ABHabsfan says:

    It’s a fact, Jackson hates the Habs and the fans

  437. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    ET LE BUT!!!!!

     

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  438. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    Any gas left to burn some leaves?

    “The sh*t is CHESS!NOT CHECKERS.” Denzel W.(Training Day)

  439. andrewberkshire says:

    That axiom usually hold’s true, Ian. But not tonight. We outplayed the Leafs in pretty much every way possible, but they still got more calls. In fact the Leafs get more calls on most nights, despite being handily outplayed. We on the other hand, on most nights, hold the majority of puck possession and dominate the play, yet we rarely get calls and get called often. It’s absurd.

  440. JIMVINNY says:

    That one’s off Halperns leg too.

  441. zozotheclown says:

    Why is our PK so shit… Sopel badly needed it seems.

  442. t1tan5 says:

    Man what a tease…

  443. HabFanSince72 says:

    Our PK has really lost it lately.

    Absolutely out at sea.

    Hamrlik is horrible.

  444. Mr. Habs says:

    Little too late boys

  445. JasonM says:

    I hate the Refs and all but our PK stinks. Completely stinks.

  446. Barts says:

    God bless Halpern, but Pierre Gauthier has got to go out and find someone to stand in front of the f’n net by Monday…

  447. Big Ted says:

    So that’s 2 goals that Jackson has given the Leafs now. And each time he took away a scoring chance or PP for us… that could be a 4-goal swing. Ridiculous.

  448. ClaytonM says:

    December 21, 2012. The Mayans predicted on that date the Canadiens will start getting games called in their favor, and then Hell would freeze over.

  449. Rainrocket16 says:

    dammit I hope we aren’t done making trades!!!Offense cannot find the net!!! It is getting real depressing!

  450. habs99 says:

    Im guessing subban is still injured and he is only playing cuz we have no more D?

  451. HabFanSince72 says:

    You have got to be kidding!

  452. andrewberkshire says:

    You never know!

  453. Paulin98C says:

    Oh no! I can just hear observer now… Mara was 9th on ANA’s depth chart… :P

     

  454. Mr. Habs says:

    Can U read? I said SOON.  Go away kid U bother me.

  455. andrewberkshire says:

    Now that we’re back in it, refs are back to normal.

  456. RetroMikey says:

    No surprise, we can;t even beat the Maple Laffs.

    We are not worthy to be a playoff team.

    Look out for Carolina and Buffalo, here they come sneaking for the 7th and 8th position!

    What another pathetic performance, ….,,,,,,,at home!

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  457. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    God I need a drink if I am going to continue to watch this circus!

     

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  458. olematelot says:

    too little, too late

  459. Hali_Hab says:

     man this is hard to watch… like i said let’s play a game of power play..

     

     

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

  460. JIMVINNY says:

    that was a questionable call.  They ran into each other, and the leaf fell down.  2 minutes for being bigger.

  461. DOAHABS says:

    I wonder if they replace Jaques Martin with a cigar store Indian,if the boys would play any worse.This team needs direction,& I’m thinking a GPS built in to their sticks to point out where the net is & shoot at it.

  462. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Just great…..

  463. Rad says:

    Need Subban on the PP, not Hamrlik.

  464. Shiloh says:

    What is going on? This is the worst officiating I have ever seen in any sport – including WWF.

  465. andrewberkshire says:

    Can not understand why Hamrlik is still on the ice on the first wave PP when all he does is allow the Leafs to clear the zone with ease.

  466. Keith says:

    ABSOLUTE F***ING JOKE THE NHL IS!!! A TRUE BUSH LEAGUE!!!

  467. Barts says:

    Syndicate?? I smell a movie, starring Matt Damon…*yawn*

  468. Sheldon says:

    Kessel can go suck my Bozak!

  469. MICP says:

    Tip your hat to the loafs.  They have not sat back, in fact they have out shot us and added their 5th goal.  We were just out played by another team with a worse record than us.  Were number 8!!!!!!

  470. Larry says:

    Back to business as usual. They sure are intent on ruining what could have been a good game. That was just brutal. That is nearly as bad as the Gionta call, and that one is the call of the season

  471. Bill says:

    The Canadiens have spent the whole year taking too many penalties. It hasn’t been corrected and I don’t imagine it will.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  472. TripleX says:

    Preposterous.

  473. Mr. Habs says:

    Can’t a person make a comment. So the insults will soon fly right.

  474. Chuck says:

    Are you saying that Sopol would’ve had the second one?  ;)

  475. Hockey Socks says:

    Grabovski killing penalties? Come on. Habs should be tearing this D apart.

  476. TomNickle says:

    Yes it is.

  477. TripleX says:

    Why Pouliot and AK are not getting top 6 minutes is beyond me.  This team needs offense.

  478. Habnofear says:

    You would have a point if the Leafs won a Stanley Cup after 67,but as it stands you just are as frustrated as the rest of us and should be calling Leaf fans imbecile’s for their  team’s bullsheit!

  479. shootdapuck says:

    Is this an NHL game or Ringette?

    Collisions are inerference?

     

     

    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  480. habs99 says:

    Gomez is annoying to watch, he causes to many turnovers in our own end.  I get with markov out, he becomes the puck moving guy up the ice, but u would think they would practice him moving out of the zone and that way the D can adjust so when turnovers happen their will be compensation.

  481. TomNickle says:

    How is that not icing?  Are you kidding.

    Nope, they are completely impartial officials.

    Take the hook out of your mouths people.

  482. punkster says:

    YOU’RE AN IMECILE IF YOU THINK THERE IS AN NHL-REF-SYNDICATE AT WORK IN THIS LEAGUE.

    YOU HAVE NO CONCEPT OR UNDERSTANDING OF HOCKEY AND HAVE HAD YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND OVER THE LAST 3 YEARS AND HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE WHAT IS GOING ON ABOVE YOUR SHOULDERS.
     

    ***Subbang!!!***

  483. Mr. Habs says:

    Now the Linesmen are catching what the Refs have

  484. Keith says:

    Even the players are astounded with the calls!

  485. Bugs says:

    This is the game.

  486. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    We can keep the “Leafs goalless in regulation against Price in Montreal” streak going though, right?

    (Hope I didn’t just jinx him….)

  487. HABSsince92 says:

    LOL

     

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

  488. Exit716 says:

    Pleks was letting the 13 year old linesman have it after that icing call.

  489. TomNickle says:

    Every penalty killer was sucking wind by the halfway mark of the game because of that parade back and forth to the box.  Auld made them look pretty good too.

  490. Sheldon says:

    Why Scott Gomez could never be a Communist: He refuses to seize the means of production!

  491. gumper says:

    Well, typical Habs stretch drive is in full gear.

  492. habs001 says:

    plecks has to start to produce..so far has been making wrong decisions in the offensive zone…the leafs d is weak …we need to pressure them…wake up forwards

  493. TripleX says:

    And yet JM continues to play him over the way more gifted offensively DD!!!!

  494. Sisterray says:

    He’s given one up already?

  495. HABSsince92 says:

    Yep that’s been the biggest issue with this team this year playing down and up to their opponents which never works out because as much as you try to play up to great teams your not one, you might win a few but it’s much easier to lose all of those games against weak teams then it is to play up to great teams and win.

     

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

  496. TripleX says:

    Biggest reason to not believe in a conspiracy?

    These refs are far too incompetent to ever come up with something so devilishly Machiavellian.

  497. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    I hate how Kessel is a Hab-killer again, only this time in a different uniform

  498. andrewberkshire says:

    This has to be the most incompetently called game of the season. Brutal in every aspect.

  499. TripleX says:

    The Leafs PP has been garbage.  Until tonight!

  500. Jazz Man says:

    “Gomez must lead the league in passes to no one”

    That’s probably the best summary of Gomez’s season I’ve read.

  501. Montrealer2 says:

    Aside from the usual suspects,as to who is at fault for the Habs losing,fire JM, trade the stick boy,Refs are collaborating against us…..we are missing the obvious, this Habs team is just like the team of the last 17 years, Extremely Medicore. now I hope they go out & prove me wrong & beat this Powerhouse the Toronto Maple Leafs…….

  502. Sheldon says:

    The officiating in the NHL is just plain bush league.

  503. Sheldon says:

    Ain’t that the truth. He has that inverse Midas’ touch.

  504. Mr. Habs says:

    Martin spots the Laughs 3 goals & it just might be enough to win.

  505. hablifting says:

    Yeah you’re right.  It’s the refs.  LOL

    This team is lacking in skill, drive/ambition and toughness.  That my opinion.   Your opinion seams to be that they are the victims of the refs, injuries and bad luck.  Sounds like a losers lament to me.

  506. Mr. Habs says:

    Does Price get the start or does he rest & Auld gets it?

  507. Larry says:

    The Habs are starting to chirp a bit after the whistles. I think they are finally reaching their breaking point and can keep their silence no more. They know what is going on and they are starting to call the refs on it.

  508. Mr. Habs says:

    So Price gets the Loss. That sucks for him.

  509. Mr. Habs says:

    I’m not disapointed tonight, I told all the Laugh Fools at work today that the Habs will give you 2 poionts with playing Auld. I hope I’m not correct

  510. AH says:

    All of the above!

  511. topher5468 says:

    Really wanted to tie it up in the 2nd, would have felt better going in to the 3rd. Gomez needs to do something tonight, He is a good player, but he sucks lately. 

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

  512. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    YOU’Re AN IMBECILE IF YOU THINK THERE IS NO NHL-REF-SYNDICATE AT WORK IN THIS LEAGUE.

    YOU HAVE NO CONCEPT OR UNDERSTANDING OF FINANCE AND HAVE HAD YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND OVER THE LAST 3 YEARS AND HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE WHAT IS GOING ON SOUTH OF THE BORDER.

  513. Danno says:

    Seriously, shouldn’t PG shop around for a backup?

     

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

  514. Sheldon says:

    I don’t think starting Auld was his choice. This one is on Count Yerassoutoftheplayoffs!

  515. Habnofear says:

    Reffing conspiracy eh, well that explains Toronto winning all those cups since 67. The truth is the Habs should be KILLING these bums and if we’re not then we’re as bad as them!

  516. TomNickle says:

    7 Powerplays through 45 minutes of play is a good way to get out of that scoring funk now isn’t it?

  517. Mr. Habs says:

    Gomez needs his ass nailed to the bench in the 3rd. PooPoo, Pleks & Max need to pot one or two between them

  518. TripleX says:

    Disturbing to note that many players and teams break out of offensive funks against the Habs.  For a coach and team that supposedly stresses defense first you have to wonder.

  519. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Who eats at Boston Pizza? None of my Canadian friends like it. We have one right across the bridge here in NF, its awful. Never heard a good thing about it… DISCUSS

  520. Mr. Habs says:

    You can say that again

  521. Mr. Habs says:

    I hate it there. I only go if I get a gift card for there.

  522. Hali_Hab says:

     you know what is frustrating… if we loose this game thats 3 losses to the leafs this year, two to the oilers and two to the islanders…  thats fourteen points= huge difference in the standings… also the inability of a team to get up for the types of games against inferior opponents is the sign of a weak team..

     

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

  523. deuce6 says:

    All the “collusion by the refs” aside..We really need to learn to kill a fricken penalty..Leafs have 3 PP goals..Unacceptable..

    —————— Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  524. Hockey Socks says:

    Holy mackinaw!!!

  525. JIMVINNY says:

    Kypreos is an idiot.  He’s just taking a chance on being right so he can claim he had an inside “source”.  Not unlike what eklund does, but on a much smaller scale.

  526. Danno says:

    My roll up the rim said “play again”

     

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

  527. HabinVan says:

    You all sound like Canuck fans.  Whine bitch piss and moan.  Fire the coach, conspiracy blah blah blah blah.  Lots of time left and if not 20 more games to prove our worth.

  528. Keith says:

    Mario Lemeiux is right. The NHL is a garage league. I am a Montreal Canadien’s Fan. Not an NHL Fan.

     

    Someone should print that on a tee-shirt.

  529. andrewberkshire says:

    That’s all Kypreos ever does.

  530. HABSsince92 says:

    or how about AK46 and Gomez never put on a Habs sweater again.

     

     

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

  531. Laramy87 says:

    Im pissed i have to watch this game on sportsnet, i would rather TSN feed.

    LEafs have 17 shots, 7 on the PP. We have 2 shots on the PP and 23 in total… We are dominating this game 5-5, if we can stay outta the box(refs), we should be able to win this game

  532. ooder says:

    the sad part is.. a game like this

    does not display which team is better.. some freaksihly poor penalty killing by both sides..

    anyways.. 5 -5 habs seem to have more pressure.. if auld had at least made a single save that was just a bit difficult.. htat would abeen nice

    ——————

    GWG = game winning gionta!

  533. Hali_Hab says:

     you know what is frustrating… if we loose this game thats 3 losses to the leafs this year, two to the oilers and two to the islanders…  thats fourteen points= huge difference in the standings… also the inability of a team to get up for the types of games against inferior opponents is the sign of a weak team..

     

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

  534. punkster says:

    Worst display of officiating I’ve seen since the playoffs last season. Just pathetically incompetent. These guys couldn’t pass a urine test let alone an NHLOA test. My dog could call a better game and he’s an idiot. I have a house plant with more officiating capabilities than these guys.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  535. JFriedman says:

    Hit and miss depending on which location you go to.

    Not the best place in my books.

  536. TripleX says:

    Can’t stand Lemaire but I wonder what he could do with this same team?

    I believe a great coach CAN make a difference.  I also believe this team has far better offensive talent than we see on the ice most games.

  537. Sheldon says:

    Down by one goal going into the third, expect JM to give the bottom two lines at least twelve minutes. The System is terrified of giving up another goal.

  538. Mr. Habs says:

    Man, it’s going to be one LOOOOOOOOOONG day at work tomorrw if the Habs can’t pull this off. Oh my.

  539. Rad says:

    Looks like Subban may be hurt.

  540. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Auld sucks, but can I ask WHEN Martin SHOULD have started him? Saturday against the Hurricanes, who are closer in the standings?… No. Tuesday against the Thrashers in the same scenario? No… So unless we would like to wait ANOTHER whole WEEK to start him, tonight was the night. He blew it.

  541. Sheldon says:

    Mark this down now. That last game of the season against the Leafs will matter. It will determine whether or not the Habs get through to the playoffs.

  542. JIMVINNY says:

    Count me among those who don’t credit the conspiracy theory so much as ref incompetence.  I just wish they weren’t seemingly more incompetent towards the Habs.

  543. Chuck says:

    Gee Dave, that’s not nice.

    It’s not your dog’s fault that he’s an idiot.   ;)

  544. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    the Habs aren’t playing a spectacular game but it’s pretty hard to do when you’re constantly on the penalty kill and your D is missing a lot of pieces…no call on Phanuef for interference or the tripping on Gomez..hopefully Sopel can make a difference when he gets here because Spacek is gone for the season now and Hammer is going to die of exhaustion.

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  545. habs001 says:

    vs the leafs you have to load up the lines…vs bad teams it really shows that we have too many forwards that are not scorers…

  546. thirdstone says:

    Elaborate. What’s the nature of the corruption? Who is profiting from it? Who is paying off who?

  547. Habifax says:

    \this D is slow!

  548. ClaytonM says:

    Watching the game on TSN Alternate, and for the record, EVEN THEY ARE SHAKING THEIR HEADS ABOUT THE REFS!!! Even the LINESMAN are calling a terrible game!

    How does Dave Jackson skate wearing clownshoes?

  549. bolder says:

    If I’m Price at the age of 27 (UFA) I get the f*** out of Montreal, with that stupid “count collapse” style of hockey.

  550. larisalapointe says:

    If Auld were to play more games, he’d be sharper, but a backups’ role is to be sharp at all times, fair or not.

    So Price gets no rest; Auld gets no practice. Catch-22?

    Maybe Auld should only play road games. He is a good goalie but obviously the Bell centre rattles him. At this level of play, he needs to be tougher mentally. Something Price used to be accused of.

  551. HABSsince92 says:

    The Gomez Line……….where wingers go to die.

     

     

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

  552. punkster says:

    Bugs. You were at the dep. You missed the total failure of our D.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  553. TripleX says:

    Geoff Molson has far more invested in this franchise than any of us.

    You really think if there was any discernible sign of a league wide referring conspiracy against his team, he would not speak out?  

    The ramifications of such a conspiracy to the legitimacy of the NHL far outweighs any possible upside.  What would be the upside anyway?  Do you think the Habs are so dominant a force in the league that we need a ref conspiracy to hold them back?  LOL

  554. Sheldon says:

    The only way JM could motivate a team would be for him to don a chef’s hat and serve them pasta!

  555. Sheldon says:

    The officiating in the NHL is comedically dildonic!!!

  556. deuce6 says:

    There is no collusion by the Refs..Its simply incompetence..The League abruptly went to a 2 man system..Where do they get those officials? From the minor or lower tiered pro leagues..

    —————— Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  557. Propwash says:

    Man, what a weird game.

  558. Sheldon says:

    Have to nail the Uniballer!

  559. TomNickle says:

    If that were Lapierre instead of Armstrong.  Toronto gets the only penalty.

  560. TripleX says:

    Kypreos tweeting that Spacek is definitely done for the season.

    Don’t tell me he has better inside information than you Mr. Boone?

  561. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Cammalleri should not be able to flip players to the ice like a broken toy… lo and behold he did just that to Grabovski.

  562. HABSsince92 says:

    This team is SO frustrating to watch…..you think they are going to win a game and they lose…..think they will get their asses kicked they win……I am going on record saying that the Hurricanes will win on Saturday. They are so jekyll and hyde….frustrating.

     

     

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

  563. TomNickle says:

    Pearn has never been held in high regard.  I wouldn’t be surpsied if his inclusion on the staff was a trade off meaning that Gainey got to keep Muller on the staff.

  564. Keith says:

    The Freddy Beach laff!

  565. andrewberkshire says:

    Nope, Gill’s.

  566. TripleX says:

    They can’t get icetime because Gomez is EARNING all the extra time.

    Rolling eyes!

  567. Richard B says:

    Thats unlikely unless habs get one short handed.

    Richard B

  568. Mr. Habs says:

    5 PP’s & 2 shots on net

  569. novahab says:

    FIRE THE COACH THIS TEAM ONCE AGAIN IS NOT PREPARED TO PLAY BRING ON ROY.

  570. joeybarrie says:

    I don’t even know what to say.  They suck, and don’t look like they are going to compete for awhile if ever…………BUT F*CK I HATE THE LEAFS.

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

  571. JasonM says:

    ….. words cannot express the incompetence of these Refs.

  572. Richard B says:

    lol,

    let DD play with max pac and cammy.

    let Gomer ride the pine for a bit.

    Richard B

  573. larisalapointe says:

    I don’t blame Auld for this. It would be nice if our forwards could at least score on the 2 open nets per game they get.

  574. bolder says:

    F***ing JM keeps playing Weber! He f***ing suck! Can’t win battles, can’t make a first pass out of the zone. Ron Wilson just showed the count how really weak his defence is.

  575. larisalapointe says:

    I really really miss the Big Three.

  576. andrewberkshire says:

    As I said to RC, for the first half of this season I agree, but just watch him Mikhail. He’s lazy, and massively over-relied on when we have better options. Playing him 28+ minutes tonight when Subban was playing much better and only got 20 was a massive difference, and could have been the game. Hamrlik single-handedly caused goals 2 and 3 by the Leafs tonight, yet was put right back on the ice after both of them, while Pouliot, Desharnais and White were benched most of the game. It’s time for some accountability, and no matter what past accomplishments are, we’re trying to win now, not last year. Gomez and Hamrlik aren’t helping in that regard.

  577. TripleX says:

    8 different teams in 9 years.  PG knew exactly what he was getting.  Or he sure should have.

  578. BC HAB says:

    Gotta stay out of the f%cking box.

  579. HabFanSince72 says:

    Yannick Weber. Why is he even playing?

     

  580. OneTimer says:

    that was on Gomez to me

  581. Larry says:

    If this were true the blown calls would be consistent for both sides, then it would be a non factor. Just watch the games. It is not. It is consistently blatant to one side. I don’t buy that they are incompetent. I believe they are given orders from above on how to call individual games.

  582. TomNickle says:

    Nope, no dive there.

    Jesus.

  583. Laramy87 says:

    here we go AGAIN

  584. Mr. Habs says:

    That’s all folks

  585. duffy says:

    Does Martin ever speak to his players to try and motivate them.Mabee he cant speak english .

  586. MICP says:

    Game over!!!  Blame the refs for that!!!!!!

     

    See ya Saturday night.

  587. JIMVINNY says:

    what a load of crap.  Jackson’s f*cking enjoying this.

  588. punkster says:

    Must have been Price’s fault, right?

    ***Subbang!!!***

  589. Sheldon says:

    That was just flat out weak.

  590. gumper says:

    Several egregious brain farts in succession. Think this one could be over.

  591. TripleX says:

    They call that ALL the time.  No conspiracy.

  592. Danno says:

    JM is about as animated as a showroom dummy

     

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

  593. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Don’t hold yer breath bugsy.

  594. db says:

    If we miss the playoffs that might happen, except the Roy part.. it’d be Muller. 

  595. Richard B says:

    Thats unlikely…unless the habs get one shorthanded. oops …see below

    Richard B

  596. hablifting says:

    Schenn knows that he can take a liberty with AKost and the Habs team in general.  That has a big part in why this team just isn’t that good.  Love it or not, hockey still has a lot of intimidation factor.  Either you intimidate with your skill -OR- you do it with your physicality.  Which one will this Habs team use?

  597. ooder says:

    kostitsyn… wtf?!?!?!?!

    ——————

    GWG = game winning gionta!

  598. Keith says:

    All I can say is that the officials have GIVEN this game to the laffs tonight. The absolutely worse farce of a game I’ve seen in over 40 years of watching hockey.

  599. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    good play by Bozak

    ….i just puked

  600. Chuck says:

    There’s been a lot of that tonight.

  601. JasonM says:

    Gomez is killing us.

  602. HABSsince92 says:

    Agree 100% Roy HC Muller and Big Bird or Carbo (I know unlikely) as assistants.

     

     

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

  603. Richard B says:

    Dildonic? WTF?

    lmao

    Richard B

  604. Richard B says:

    This is laughable. at about the 14:00 minute mark on the PK they are holding plecks by the back of the pants…but that an’t holding. But lets give hammer a hooking call…make sure he understands that the leafs need to be allowed to skate around freely.

    Richard B

  605. TripleX says:

    How about for the rest of the season and not for four shifts in the third when JM needs a goal?   His lineups on the forward lines are whack.

  606. Sheldon says:

    Habs are the only team in the league that at home never gets a homer call.

  607. Keith says:

    The laffs are flopping all over the place and we practically get mugged!

  608. JasonM says:

    After this game, I’m going to have a special hate for Dave Jackson.

  609. Habitoban says:

    So we have the last change, and we are playing against a poor team not the best team, so how do we explain why DD and Benny aren’t seeing more ice time?  And then there are those stupid selfish penalties in the o-zone by gionta nd Moen, shouldn’t they be fined as was suggested for Benny against the canucks? 

  610. HABSsince92 says:

    How many games this season have they just decided not to show up for and compete and play hard for a full 60? Is it coaching, lack of focus on the players, motivation?

     

     

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

  611. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s BS.  The rest of the guys on the ice can to his defence, and GIll got a penalty for it.  Nice try though.

  612. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Granted “mine” (5 min walk away, tho in another country) is in a less-than-classy tourist area. More like a tacky carnival. Chains in those locations don’t usually perform well… Do they have any on the island? I go once a month or so haven’t seen one but I do not venture to the MTL ‘burbs

  613. Bugs says:

    I hope a highly-controversial ref call gives us the win tonight.

    Just to see the look on the conspiracy theorists’ faces, really.

  614. TomNickle says:

    Boy those Leafs are really good at dishing out bodychecks, from behind, seconds after the whistle and 20 feet away from the play.

    Speaking of which, have they been called tonight for intereference or boarding?

  615. JasonM says:

    No, he’ll call a game in a way it is supposed to be called. No favoritism, no makeup calls, no gimmies. Just call it. They ruined a great game tonight.

     

    They could have reserved their stuff for a game I don’t care about, say… Jersey or Columbus.

  616. shootdapuck says:

    Man they’re making the Canadiens D look slow

    Webber, Wiz, Hamrlick even Subban look like 60 year old men!

    JM’s goaltender decision surrendered this one just like the last one in TO.

    Auld is what he is, a goaltender who has bounced from 6 ( soon to be 7) teams basically because being a nice guy doesn’t win squat in the NHL.

    Face it this team plays completely different in front of Price!

    Hope these guys are ready Saturday night!

     

     

    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  617. StevieRay says:

    Ouch ..that hurt . So we have some momentum afetr beating the Canucks .. we come to our own barn..to build off our big win .. so what does JM do …start Auld .. poor bugger , I feel for him .
    Also my boy Benny plays 6 minutes and Gomez does 20 ..and is a -1 ..ALso his line was on in the last part of the game to give the Pleks line a rest so they can pull Price and what happens ..as usual.. gomez’s line can’t get the puck out of our end ..
    Gettin’ tired of this BS ..

  618. king ddd says:

    dave jackson one of the refs tonight is from montreal..WTF! i was a ref i would call non stop penalties against the leafs

     

    ** Buck Fruins **

  619. Habnofear says:

    There’s nuthing better than losing to the fk’n loafs ….thanks alot GM Goatf_@ker!

  620. HABSsince92 says:

    The Scott Gomez line……….where wingers go to die.

     

     

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

  621. Richard B says:

    Never thought of it like that before. I think we’re in the same boat! Watching these refs ruins the game. What was that call on Gionta in the first period? Holy Crow! It may be the worst call I’ve ever seen.

    Richard B

  622. andrewberkshire says:

    Gomez and Hamrlik are plagued by the same dumb mistakes, they always reach for the puck instead of fighting for it or skating for it.

  623. joeybarrie says:

    Ref have blown calls, and made ghost calls for both teams. When the Ref sucks for both sides, its usualyy just the fact that the NHL does not hold their Refs to a very high standard. All you gotta be able to do is skate apparently.

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

  624. HabFanSince72 says:

    How about AK46 with Cammi and Plex for the 3rd?

  625. andrewberkshire says:

    How long until you’re banned again, Priceberg?

  626. thirdstone says:

    I used to buy this NHL conspiracy business, but I met one of the refs on the ice and I’ve gotten to know him a little bit and there’s absolutely no way in my mind it’s possible. That being said, I do think they’re having a rough night. All that I’m going to say is that the ref in question made clear to me the extreme difficulty of reffing a hockey game, and how quickly it can get out of hand. I’m sure these refs aren’t gonna be happy when they watch the highlights, the ref I spoke to had an endless number of stories about blown calls. I think it’s important to realize that even the best in the world at officiating will struggle on any given night. It sucks, but I’d like to know from everyone complaining: where are your bionic omniscient/omnipresent super refs?

  627. TomNickle says:

    Yep.  And you can’t win when Travis Moen has been your best player.

  628. Danno says:

    Another Gong Show brought to you by the NHL Refs

     

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

  629. Rainrocket16 says:

    Boring…where is the Offense..no heart, it was eaten by Zebras

  630. habs001 says:

    i hope i am wrong but i have a feeling this will be a very frustrating game unless we comeback in the third…the leafs d is weak and their coverage is weak…we should be getting way more chances..time for pouliot,ak46,plecks and the rest to pick up their 5 on 5 play…this is the type of game where leafs get a flukey goal probably early…if we dont win this game it negates a big win in vancouver

  631. Sheldon says:

    JM has to stop fooling around and get the checking lines out there!

  632. JFriedman says:

    Canadiens have outplayed the Leafs 5-on-5… It wasn’t for the stupid Refs and Auld’s poor goaltending they would be ahead.

  633. andrewberkshire says:

    Find an insult in that comment and I’ll give you a cookie.

  634. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Bozak’s was on the PP

  635. Mr. Habs says:

    He’;s an Auld killer

  636. JIMVINNY says:

    Grabovski grabbed the stick right out of Pouliots hands.  And the muggings at the side of the leafs net?  How are those not penalties?

  637. habsruleworld says:

    it’s hillarious that many of you believe it’s just WOOPS REF IS HAVING A BAD GAME,

     

    Really, like really,

     

    it’s god damn corruption

  638. HABSsince92 says:

    They are too soft, too injured, too undisciplined, no focus, no heart……just disappointing.

     

     

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

  639. TomNickle says:

    There comes a time in a hockey game where if the officials won’t control it, you take matters into your own hands.  And if I were a member of the Habs, the next time Luke Schenn took a cheap shot at one of my teammates would be the last.  

    His wrist or ankle would be broken.

  640. TomNickle says:

    Gee, I wonder what their game plan is

  641. Mr. Habs says:

    WOW Pricey

  642. TomNickle says:

    20 teams are worse.

  643. HabFanSince72 says:

    How on this planet is our PP 10th in the league?

  644. Habnofear says:

    Close yer eye’s and imagine  Lucic ,Giroux and Getzlaf……….

  645. LNev says:

    Yah, Lucic was considered such a longterm project due to his skating (and apparantly his spine and shoulder alignment aren’t exactly regulation).

    Do that draft today and he’s top ten i bet.

  646. Ayan_SB says:

    Ben Maxwell was picked right behind Milan Lucic in 2006.

    The same year they picked David Fischer two picks behind Claude Giroux.

    Yikes.

  647. Habnofear says:

    Looks like the Laff’s are taking a page from the Bruins Beat Down….

  648. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Phaneuf = Overpaid meathead

  649. 24moreCups says:

    What does that make Gomez? haha

  650. Mr. Habs says:

    What a horrible PP for Montreal

  651. PrimeTime says:

    That was the intent, dumba$$. I think you just want to trade the future so you can keep biatching for the next 5 years!!

  652. Habnofear says:

    HOW IS HE WRONG???I swear 1/2 the posters here are so full of themselves . So are you implying the Habs can now take on Boston or Philly/ ….WHAT A JOKE!

  653. HabFanSince72 says:

    Wrong.

    It addresses our PK, which after being awesome in the first half has started to take on water. Sopel is a PK specialist.

     

     

  654. Habnofear says:

    You know I liked you post about the Jones  and now you’ve gone and ruined it,lol…..You do realize  that every year this is all about winning the Stanley cup ,eh?And you do realize  it’s been 19 years of your RAH Rahing  that hasn’t done sheit but put other Hab fans down for having their  real opinions ? And you do realise YOU  being wrong about something for 19 years is PATHETIC? So change your tune DUMB ARSE!+

  655. HabFanSince72 says:

    He said the trade doesn’t address a serious need.

    I said it addresses the PK.

    Understand?

  656. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Safe to say that was the worst PP of the season

  657. TomNickle says:

    Hey Lars, evelate the puck next time slugger.

  658. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    maybe some viagra would help?

  659. JFriedman says:

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  660. JIMVINNY says:

    Halpern tipped that with his knee.  Good show.

  661. kempie says:

    Plex not taking any shit tonight. I like.

  662. topher5468 says:

    Thank You my friend

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

  663. TripleX says:

    My secret link keep it on the download dude :)

     

    http://habsonlinetv.blogspot.com/

  664. punkster says:

    Komi AND Phaneuf really know how to target the big tough guys on the Habs, don’t they though? Watch Pleks turn it on now.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  665. TomNickle says:

    He’s actually stirring up the crap you’re referring to.  Drawing penalties hopefully.

  666. VancouverHab says:

    A Hab scores a goal, and your response is to rag on one of his teammates???

  667. JFriedman says:

    komi is such a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSer

  668. HabFanSince72 says:

    Komisarek turned into a pylon by Pleks.

  669. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Komi going after Plecks.   WoW.  what a big tough guy he is.

  670. JIMVINNY says:

    Nice one Komi.  Lucic robbed you of your manhood, so you have to settle for tackling diminuitive forwards.

  671. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Oh YEAH BABY!!

  672. Mr. Habs says:

    WOOT

     

     

     

     

     

  673. Wayne says:

    See that? Halpern, small dude parked in front – anything can happen. You taking notes, Gomer?

  674. HabFanSince72 says:

    Reimed!

     

  675. 24moreCups says:

    Just got back from the dep and ET LE BUUUUUTTTT! nice hope we keep it up, nothing I love more then kicking some leaf ass! haha

  676. TomNickle says:

    He should get an endorsement deal with Cialis.

    ZING!

  677. thebigguy says:

    Honestly, if I had to pick b/w Gomez, Phaneuf Or Komiserak, I’d take Gomez in a heartbeat.

  678. moser17 says:

    try habsvision.blogspot.com   Might need to download some HD software. They just changed it so you it functions only in HD.

  679. TomNickle says:

    Greg Millen.  Another backup goalie commentator.  And he is incredibly stupid.

  680. Shiloh says:

    I rewound the Cammalerri interview about a minute and a half before the game started because I had to pay the newspaper guy. I just realized it when people on here were calling things before they happened on my screen!

  681. moser17 says:

    followed gloriously by “and the Canadiens open the scoring!”

  682. JFriedman says:

    That’s more like it!

  683. topher5468 says:

    Hey Boys, Any links. ATDHE not streaming yet

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

  684. JIMVINNY says:

    I think Eller kind of fanned on that one.  He tried to get it up, but couldn’t.

  685. HabFanSince72 says:

    Sportsnet commentator: “Phaneuf has to increase his odds by getting his shots on the net.”

  686. Rad says:

    Pac with Eller and Kostitsyn.

  687. Shiloh says:

    Gomer blasted over the blueline, curled and stopped, and then got rid of the puck. That may be the 2,000th time he’s done that this year alone.

  688. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Wonder if Lupol will put his money where is mouth is and drop them with PK?  Would love to see Soobie feed him a few again.

  689. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Damn it!  My boy Eller should have buried that.

  690. Mr. Habs says:

    Eller had to get that puck up!

  691. DearyLeary says:

    Why do people care about Maple Leafs games?  I care more about Buffalo than I do Toronto these days.

  692. Mr. Habs says:

    So the Laughs want to ruff it up eh.

    Just bring it boys! Just bring it!

  693. TripleX says:

    McArthur said in an interview that the way to beat the Canadiens is with physical play.  So no surprise.

  694. Habnofear says:

    What I remember bout Sopel with the Nucks is he was always an Underdog and always had too prove himself to others …which he did. IMO he was a better performer when in his 20′s and not bad in the Black Hawks play-offs.

  695. GuyDoon says:

    I’ve seen alot of Sopel here on the left coast. He has a great shot and was an offensive guy with the Nucks. Great character guy. Solid D. Blocks shots. Good first pass. Because they also got Dawes, it could signal that Darche and Spacek are more seriously hurt that it’s been said.

    EDIT: I was looking at his numbers just now: Where did the offense go!?

  696. Habitoban says:

    7:30 start????

  697. Mike Boone says:

    Yup. I’d hoped for 7, but it is no to be

  698. joeybarrie says:

    Mara or White needs to flatten Komi. He balls up like a 5 year old when he gets hit.

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

  699. habsruleworld says:

    Habs 4 lines will roll tonight,  Habs will win and the Gutted Laffs will feel shame once again.

     

     

  700. Shiloh says:

    Greg Millen is in a class by himself – so bad it’s impossible to describe.

  701. JFriedman says:

    WTF WAS THAT!?!?!?!

  702. TomNickle says:

    2 minutes for lifting the stick.

  703. JasonM says:

    That’s a TERRIBLE CALL.

  704. Chuck says:

    Unbelieveable.

  705. Keith says:

    Thaks alot ref ya COCKS***ER!!!

  706. kempie says:

    Habs 1, NHL refs 1

  707. habsfansince91 says:

    never knew a stick lift was considered a hook…

  708. Nahlsy says:

    And on that note, Big Bang Theory’s on so I’ll tune over to an intentional comedy rather than the joke the officials have turned this into already.

  709. JasonM says:

    See that call? That’s where a real coach would give a Ref a piece of his mind.

     

    That was a dreadful call.

  710. Chuck says:

    To be fair, it was a great shot, but it should never have been a powerplay.

  711. Wayne says:

    SHit! But wow, what a shot!

  712. JFriedman says:

    OF COURSE THE REFS ARE IN THE POCKETS OF THE LEAFS

     

    LET THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES BEGIN…

  713. icemachine says:

    What a joke of reffing

     

    Its time to switch to whiskey, we’ve been drinkin’ beer all night

  714. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I get by with a little help from the ref’s

    I get high with a little help from the ref’s

    Gonna try with a little help from the ref’s.

  715. habs001 says:

    plecks just cannot win draws in his zone 

  716. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Gionta is livid, he’ll score a revenge goal before the night is over

  717. Puck Bard says:

    Beautiful horseshit 

  718. Exit716 says:

    That’s twice in the last little while Habs forwards have been called for hooking when they clearly lifted the stick of the opposing player. I hate having Dave Jackson call games in Montreal, he goes out of his way to screw the Habs. That was a terrible call.

  719. win4ce says:

    Is that a joke??

  720. HabFanSince72 says:

    Ridiculous.

  721. Shawn S says:

    Absolute joke.

  722. ooder says:

    loud applause for the refs for that shitty call…

    and auld sucks balls

    ——————

    GWG = game winning gionta!

  723. Shiloh says:

    Not even close to being a hook – dreadful call – absolute horseshit!@!!

  724. smiler2729 says:

    LOL, good one.

  725. Puck Bard says:

    Ya, he’s sooo gonna get his ass kicked. 

  726. Mr. Habs says:

    Who was crying Komi when Lucic beat your Ass twice?

  727. Mr. Habs says:

    Ok Habs time to start crashing Reimer

  728. Laramy87 says:

    WOW…..This is a joke so far of reffing….

    Leafs are able to tackle us and no calls, but a simple stick lift….

  729. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    I have been an avid watcher of the NBA, MLB, NFL, and the NHL and by far I have never witnessed such horrible referring as this league does on a nightly basis, no matter the importance of the game, no matter the teams. It’s high school out there, a complete joke.

  730. JasonM says:

    Goddamnit Auld, you suck.

  731. Sheldon says:

    Please go back to just one ref, please!

  732. Mr. Habs says:

    Please pull Auld NOW!

  733. JIMVINNY says:

    This is total BS.  If they’d called the AK trip, that penalty never happens.  They are getting royally screwed.

  734. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Yikes, that was gross

  735. Sheldon says:

    One-Nut Phil is making a feast of Auld!

  736. zozotheclown says:

    Wow Auld… wow….

  737. VancouverHab says:

    Sportsnet crew insisting — with viseo tape — that P.K. turtled on the first goal.

    Now, another Gio penalty another Kessel goal. Sigh.

  738. Hali_Hab says:

    OHHHH boys dave jackson looks to be in fine fourm …. sit back and watch a beautiful example of nhl officiating at its best… 

    pure garbage..

     

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

  739. Keith says:

    Shitty incompetent reffing and Mr. No-nuts again!

  740. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Just tuned into the game about 3 minutes ago. That call on Gionta was nearly as bad as the call on Benny in an earlier game when he made an amazing defensive move and was sent to the box. What a joke.

     

     

    _____________________________ Know someone getting married in the Edmonton area or having a special occasion? Visit my dessert blog to order. http://www.fabulouslydeliciouscreations.blogspot.com/

  741. HabFanSince72 says:

    Pull Auld.

  742. JFriedman says:

    That was UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGLY

  743. larisalapointe says:

    Anybody think we might be seeing Price in net tonight?

  744. TripleX says:

    Dude has not played in two weeks hard not to be rusty.  But that looked awful.

  745. avatar_58 says:

    Oh no, Auld isn’t  a bad goalie. Stats stats stats.

  746. shootdapuck says:

    Auld again not ready!!!

     

    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  747. Larry says:

    SOMEBODY wants Toronto to make a playoff run with the considerable interest that will cause in much of Ontario. That Gionta call is one of the most ridiculous yet this year. These guys were told, do what you can to help Toronto. Gionta knew it too. I hope he says something. Someone needs to say something.

  748. Paulin98C says:

    Not a good night of referring…

  749. ABHabsfan says:

    DAve Jackson is a friggin’ knob.

  750. shootdapuck says:

    Is this LAFFS TV?

    Hard to know if there are two teams playing ?

    LAFFS LAFFS LAFFS

    Auld makes alot of people nervous. He just isn’t settled or ready at all!

     

     

    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  751. Danno says:

    Corrupt refs

     

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

  752. joeybarrie says:

    BOTH penalties were horseshit. The non call was crap, and even the icing call against the leafs right before we scored was crap………….  REFS SUCK ALL AROUND.

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

  753. JasonM says:

    Looks like it’s that 1 game out of 3 that gets completely ruined by inconsistent refereeing.

    A real shame, the game was heating up to be a barnburner. Now I’m just pissed off.

  754. Timo says:

    How about Boston and Philly. And Toronto? Really? What are the chances they will make it to the playoffs? Toronto is just like a retarded cousin now… you just feel sorry for them.

  755. HardHabits says:

    Philadelphia. I think the last time the Habs beat the Flyers in the play-offs was ’76.

  756. Rugger says:

    Personally, Boston, for the good of the Habs Psych, Philly.

  757. Mr. Habs says:

    QUESTION:

    As fans which would give you more satifaction having the Habs knock out of the playoffs?

    Boston

    Philly

    Toronto

  758. nick says:

    Philly. No doubt about it.

  759. andrewberkshire says:

    That penalty on Gionta is a disgrace to the game. Brilliant play by him and the Leafs get a completely undeserved PP goal out of it.

  760. TomNickle says:

    That’s a potential two goal swing considering the chance Gionta had.

    Could have easily been 2-0 instead of a 1-1

  761. JasonM says:

    No call on that trip.

  762. JIMVINNY says:

    And of course no call on a real hook.

  763. Josh says:

    Good to know we have some biased refs tonight.

  764. king ddd says:

    guys any rds stream, i cant stand these pro sportsnet bozos

    ** Buck Fruins **

  765. HabFanSince72 says:

    Pull AUld now and trade for a NHL keeper.

  766. Mr. Habs says:

    Any half decent backup goalies out there to be had?

  767. andrewberkshire says:

    Which makes it all the more enraging, add in that AK46 was clearly tripped right in front of the refs on the next shift. And then Toronto gets another BS PP.

  768. TomNickle says:

    Yeah, and nothing will ever be done about it.  They are the NHL cash cow and draw every call.

    What I want to know is how a team so truculent and beligerent, and so unskilled is among the top 3 least penalized teams in the league.

  769. andrewberkshire says:

    Last I checked they were the least penalized per game, and have the largerst differential between powerplays and minor penalties. It’s a bloody joke.

  770. JasonM says:

    Get Auld out of the nets.

  771. EricInStL says:

    Here comes Price. Tuque and all

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

  772. moser17 says:

    Enter Carey Price.

  773. Habnofear says:

    Yea Gauthier ,it’s gonna be a great PLAY-OFF’S…#%$&6@

  774. Danno says:

    That’s Auld folks!

     

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

  775. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    Price should play some Bulldog games on off nights as well, keep him sharp for the playoffs.

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  776. smiler2729 says:

    If Boone thinks this is a BIG GAME, it’s obvious JM doesn’t with Auld starting. I don’t get it, Price owns these wankers.

     

  777. andrewberkshire says:

    Get Auld and Hamrlik off the ice please.

  778. forskis says:

    What is also amusing is that some here lately have been harping on PG to give up some youth for “rentals”…well PG just gave up some youth for a potential “rental” and now they are harping that he gave up youth…

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  779. Shiloh says:

    Good get in Sopel. We needed another body to play defence. Dawes might be a good throw-in as well.

  780. LNev says:

    Oh, but 7:30 means one more Creemore before I head home for the game.

  781. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    As long as it’s not 10.  My liver can’t handle anymore of those games.

  782. avatar_58 says:

    Btw Price plays every game now agreed? Unless they trade / callup a real backup

  783. andrewberkshire says:

    Hyperbole ftw.

  784. moser17 says:

    Now that was a routine-slash-clutch save. Price is in.

  785. JFriedman says:

    Another penalty!!!

     

     

  786. TomNickle says:

    Right after I post it.  Schenn gives Cammalleri the stick in the chest.  No call. 

     

  787. JasonM says:

    Completely biased reffing tonight. I can’t watch this.

  788. Mr. Habs says:

    C’mon Pleks & Cammy time to pot some goals tonight

  789. Exit716 says:

    Jackson sucks.

  790. HabFanSince72 says:

    Unbelievable.

  791. Danno says:

    Refs are gift wrapping this one for the Laffs

     

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

  792. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Unf*cking believable, how is there no leaf loser in that penalty box???

     

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  793. Mr. Habs says:

    WOW Carey Price

  794. avatar_58 says:

    LOOK MA, THATS WHAT A SAVE LOOKS LIKE

  795. JIMVINNY says:

    This is unbelievable.  Worst officiating in a period of hockey that I ever seen.  That was absolutely ridiculous.

  796. andrewberkshire says:

    And after a period where the Leafs get all the calls and get away with murder, Armstrong bitches to the refs and gets a pat on the bum. What a joke.

  797. Storm Man says:

    Andrew don’t hold back say how you feel… Calling it a joke is very nice. I won’t post what i think about seen that little lovefest with the ref and Armstrong….

  798. andrewberkshire says:

    I was trying to make sure I didn’t get moderated, what I said out loud was much more vulgar. If I was rich I would have tossed my TV out the window already in disgust.

  799. TomNickle says:

    What a fucking joke this league is.  HE SLASHES PLEKS THREE TIMES

     

  800. Exit716 says:

    He’s a Leaf and obviously hometown Boy Dave Jackson is frightened to call the game evenly lest Blustery Brian Burke starts yelling and moaning to Hockey Dad Campbell. Montreal’s coach and management are too chicken poop to stand up for their players.

     

  801. Keith says:

    And of course we get screwed again!

  802. Larry says:

    This is FOUR now for the Leafs? My God. I am starting to feel like Mario. I need to re-evaluate whether I want to be a part of supporting this league.

  803. Rainrocket16 says:

    Refs are at it again. no chance tonight!!!

  804. t1tan5 says:

    Wow…Dave Jackson is about to join the Chris Lee club.

  805. JIMVINNY says:

    Are they going to call ANYTHING against the Leafs?  There was an obvious hook on pouliot, just before he got the shot off. This is BS.

  806. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    and we get the penalty.   what a complete joke.

  807. TomNickle says:

    Why play the damn game?

    Just don’t come out for the 2nd Jacques.  Getting the message?  There’s nothing you can do tonight.  The Leafs will win and those zebras will make sure of that.

  808. andrewberkshire says:

    3 Leafs go after Pouliot and Moen gets a roughing penalty. How is this allowed to stand? How can these refs stay employed?

  809. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    How is that not a hold call on Grabovski?????

  810. TomNickle says:

    Who’s crying now Mike.  Can’t get far enough away from Moen.

  811. Keith says:

    Take his F***ing head off!!!

  812. EricInStL says:

    I swear if I ever win the lotto MAX, first thing I do is buy all the ad space on this site for 1 year, so I don’t to see that annoying Lotto Max ad telling me to buy a ticket.

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

  813. andrewberkshire says:

    Considering how useless Hamrlik is defensively, can he just give Kessel a flying elbow to the face? I wouldn’t mind the game misconduct.

  814. Mr. Habs says:

    Put DD with Pleks & Cammy

  815. ZepFan2 says:

    “and two d-men who were healthy scratches with the teams that traded them (Sopel and Mara).”

    That’s three times you’ve posted this and three times you were incorrect. Congrats on the hat-trick.

    Sopel played 59 of 61 games.

    Did you not read the team release?

    “Sopel, 34, played in 59 of the Thrashers 61 games thus far this season, recording seven points (2 goals, 5
    assists) while averaging 16:25 of time on ice. He totalled 40 shots on goal and 16 penalty minutes. Sopel currently
    ranks second on the team, first among defensemen with a +7 plus/minus differential, and ranks second on the club,
    7th in the NHL with 130 blocked shots.”

    ———————————————————————— “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.” ~Serge Savard~

  816. Bill says:

    That’s how I feel about it too. If a trade isn’t going to improve your team, why make it? PG might be one of those guys who just likes to buy things when they go on sale. Can’t say that a 5th/6th D-man addresses a serious team need. Weber was doing fine.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  817. Displaced says:

    PG loves getting players on the cheap.  But why give up assets, even ones of modest value like a fourth, fifth and Maxwell for Dawes (rumored to be destined for the minors) and two d-men who were healthy scratches with the teams that traded them (Sopel and Mara).  I can’t believe a d-corp of Sopel, Mara, Gill, PK, Hamr, Wiz and Weber is demonstrably better than Gill, PK, Hamr, Wiz, Weber, Picard/Rivet/Souray/…

    Whose leg do I have to hump to get a dry martini around here?

  818. habsruleworld says:

    thank you sir,

    and for your great posts

  819. SeriousFan09 says:

    Thank you, I do my best.

     

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

  820. Wayne says:

    Hey Tom, did you get on the horn with Campbell?

  821. TomNickle says:

    Montreal will be in the box within 2 minutes.  Guaranteed.

  822. Keith says:

    Oh, wow! A call our way? Imagine that?

  823. Danno says: