Globetrotters beat Generals!

The imitation Islanders fell hopelessly behind and played  Fred Shero … uh, I mean Don Cherry …. no, Brian Burke hockey.

They tried to goon Lars Eller, and the kid responded by playing like his short Nordic hair was on fire..

Very encouraging … but does Jacques Martin move him back to wing to play Top Six with the superb-to-date Tomas Plekanec –if Mike Cammalleri is suspended for the season opener in … gulp! …. Toronto?

Hard to imagine Cammalleri will escape sanction.

After absorbing what looked like a clean check by Islanders’ first-round draft choice Nino Niederreiter, Camallarri hunted the kid down like a dog and felled him with a Bobby Clarkesque two-hander.

It was the only negative note to a game the Canadiens dominated from wire-to-wire.

How bad was the team in Islanders jerseys?

They had to dress Dean McCammond and Jed Ortmeyer as freelancers to sneak up to the NHL minimum of nine players with league experience.

AK46, Benoit Pouliot, Tom Pyatt and Jeff Halpern played their best games of the pre-season.

Subban was otherwordly. Hal Gill and Josh Gorges were merely excellent.

Price? Impossible to evaluate accurately against a lineup like that.

•  •  •

And how about hockey fever in QC?

It’s time for Commissar Bettman to liberate some players from the Gulag of a sun-belt franchise and let them play hockey where hockey is loved.


•  •  •

Hate to see a late goal against Carey Price.

Oh, and the real Islanders beat New Jersey.


•  •  •

The Stastny Brothers: So great.

And it gives the fans something to chant while contemplating how much they paid to watch a stupid but entertaining game.




•  •  •

Cammalleri stalked him.

The Swiss kid was playing a great game.

The hit that started it looks clean to me.

•  •  •

RDS is gratuitously tossing Mike Milbury under the bus.

And helpfully pointing out that Plekanec is playing great with Mario Tremblay’s number 14.



•  •  •

Tomas Plekanec.

That is all.

•  •  •

Long night for Eller.



The Islanders have dressed FIVE players who aren’t on contract.



But the Canadiens are flying.

Mike Cammalleri and Benoit Pouliot are off the schneid.

P.K. has fired a PP laser.

AK46 is alive and well.

Carey Price was not great on the goal but many several nice saves.

Lars Eller is making a case to play centre.

OK, glass half-full report: Spatch, Picard and – egregiously – O’B are having trouble with Islanders Impersonators.

•  •  •


Eller neutral zone turnover, and Price has to be very sharp.

•  •  •

Third D pairing: Not real good … against amateurs

•  •  •


Souray lives!

•  •  •

I have NEVER seen them hold on longer during a delayed penalty.

But how many shots on goal?

•  •  •

The Boone Jinx is in mid-season form.

•  •  •

Men against pre-schoolers here.

I’m not sure what we’re learning about the Canadiens, but they look like the 1976 team


•  •  •

When Hal Gill can pinch, we aren’t watching Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.

•  •  •

•  •  •


Islanders Z-Team, but what a confidence builder!

•  •  •

AK46 is alive!


•  •  •

Hot anthem singer … and we got two stanzas.

•  •  •

Mario Tremblay lobbying for Alex Henry. Coached him in Minnesota.

•  •  •

APB to the Commentariat: Ever been to QC, y’all?


Beautiful city … and it should be back in the Show.


•  •  •

Hey, will Gomez be on CJAD again?

•  •  •

Love the guy at the Marche Bleue in the I Hate Habs sweatshirt on the RDS pre-game show. And the other goober wearing Nordiques earrings …

•  •  •

François Gagnon thinks Alexandre Picard will start the season



  1. zak says:

    Don’t forget who got him to the conference finals

  2. JIMVINNY says:

    Sure Chuck, we’ll go with that.

  3. Chuck says:

    Nah… it’s called “anticipation”.   :)

  4. SeriousFan09 says:

    Pouliot needed to bury that to get going I think, see what it becomes on opening night.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  5. Danno says:

    Benny’s back!


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

  6. Puck Bard says:

    Well look who scored.

  7. Chuck says:

    Benny needed that!

  8. JIMVINNY says:

    LOL at Pouliot scoring a goal because he was slow coming out of the zone.

  9. SeriousFan09 says:

    Nice moves by the top line! Cammy for the goal :)


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  10. Puck Bard says:

    Spent last Christmas in QC, for a week. Absolutely deserves a franchise. 

  11. Chuck says:

    You’re not high and slightly off-kilter?

  12. says:

    I don’t care who’s on the ice, no one is stopping that play!!!!  AK, well done.

    They Call Me Shane

  13. Chuck says:

    Cammy rocks.

  14. Puck Bard says:

    Unbelievable. What a goal.

  15. JIMVINNY says:

    Wow.  So that’s what that line is going to do this season.

  16. showey47 says:

    Nice goal

  17. JIMVINNY says:

    I am not like the angle of the camera.

  18. zak says:

    Wish we had Guy Boucher

  19. byrneoNL says:

    Boone – I got an 80 pixel 12k photo the website won’t accept for whatever reason. Granted, you Hickey Stubbs Mio and my friend Danny are all in said photo. Collectively, maybe we’re all too good looking for the site to accept. (from the HIO meet this summer)

  20. JIMVINNY says:

    His trip to the conference finals begs to differ.

  21. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Any links for the match tonight?

  22. SeriousFan09 says:

    All-Quebecois reffing tonight, if we can’t get the calls going our way tonight we know the NHL is officially crooked.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  23. byrneoNL says:

    Not much else to do tonight. I’ll watch. Oh look, it’s on.

  24. says:

    Not much interest in this game.  Loooking forward to seeing if Eller can make a difference with third line players.

    They Call Me Shane

  25. habs001 says:

    the addition of pk will help but after him it is the same d that had real problems all last year clearing the puck out of our zone and giving up way too many scoring chances…if they play like most nights last year even above average goaltending is not enough it may have to be great…the forwards also have to be way stronger on the puck in our zone..

  26. petrov14 says:

    Are we talkin’ SK74 short?

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  27. petrov14 says:

    Very good indeed. Thanks for the link!

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  28. petrov14 says:

    I love the blogging but I read the comments just as much. Should still be a fun night. 

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  29. Matt_in_TO says:

    yep and Boone has him on a very short leash


    – In Price We Trust

  30. Matt_in_TO says:

    Personally I think Eller should play with G-Love and the Captain (yea I know they aren’t playing tonight) and put Pouilot with Boyd and Moen but I’m not the coach.


    I said RW but meant LW.


    – In Price We Trust

  31. Mike Boone says:

    I think they’ll try him at centre again, but he may be on the wing with Boyd at centre.

  32. Shiloh says:

    Did Timo get reinstated?

  33. Harani says:


    Here’s a new commercial with Cammi for the NHL. I personally LOVED it! 


    “Quesions will become answers!”

  34. Matt_in_TO says:

    Is Eller centring that line or playing RW?


    – In Price We Trust

  35. yathehabsrule says:

    Timo’s first game back, and Boone’s not blogging it…


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  36. HabsProf says:

    But… but… but… How can I live without live blogging?  You people say it is only a preseason game, but all games are important!    Besides it may be “only” preseason, but it is the LAST GAME of the preseason!  This game will determine who makes the team.  This is crucial because the wrong decision here could derail our march to a 25th Stanley Cup!  Far from being unimporant, this is in fact perhaps the most imporant game of the year!!!!  How can you ignore it?  How can you leave us poor, starving Habs fans without our regular fix of Boone-blogging? 

    I need it, I say!!! Need it! Need it!  Need it!! NEED IT!!!!!  (Visibly sags, then begins silent weeping.  Men in white coats appear, and lead subject away.) 

    “Deserves” got nothin’ to do with it.


    P.S.  Sorry, I’m a quant-jock.  Forgive me for stating the obvious, but I have no gift for satire.

  37. Chuck says:

    Ugh… I think that I need a hug. Withdrawl ain’t gonna be easy.

  38. Anonymous says:

    “Ugh… I think that I need a hug. Withdrawl ain’t gonna be easy.”

    As said by the infamous Carey Price. XD

  39. Danno says:

    Timo says he’ll gladly fill in for you Boone :0)

    Paregoric Pall Malls. Good one!


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

  40. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Don’t worry Boone, Timo will be here a minute after the game ends to fill us all in on how badly the Montreal Canadiens suck,  followed by all his sheep to say how glad it is to have him back.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Unlike Gionta, Mr. Boone, you think it’s ok to take a night off every now and then. I for one will not stand for this, while at the same time I have no legs to stand on. I felt a little angry at first, then sad, but now I accept the fact that my live blog hero role model is not the same Man I thought he was, he is only human just like us. Disappointed and disillusioned I stand, by your loving fans grace you will be humbled just like you have (Hopefully) graced and humbled Timo. It’s not too late though, you can still pull through.


    Remember I feel strongly on this only because I care, the service you provide here on gamenights is second to none and pleasure for many, keep up the good fight.

  42. ooder says:

    no live blog?

    waive this heartless bum!!!


    88 is the new 23

  43. SeriousFan09 says:

    How about he lets one of us guest-blog? I have some samples for a portfolio:

    1P 20:00: I think the Islanders and their farm team got the wrong plane tickets.

    2P 10:00: Carey Price with 5 saves on 5 shots, not sure I can take such excitement.

    3P 20:00: 9-0, how about everyone tosses their sticks at center ice and we go shinny for the rest of the game?



    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  44. Xtrahabsfan says:

    With the D paring tonight je pence pas du goaltending sur soir…..

  45. Danno says:

    Nice of you to post a clip of you and Hickey driving to Philly for the finals, Boone

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

  46. Mike Boone says:

    The trip took us five days.

  47. Bill says:

    1P 15:23: Kostitsyn completes the hat trick. Think he’s missing his brother?

    3P 17:31: Price’s shutout bid ruined after Spacek is deked out of his shorts by the immortal Nino Neiderreiter. 13-1. Over?

  48. coachdoug says:

    Next thing you know he will be making a throat slash getsure…or dissing this guys old lady…that will get you in a world of NHL hurt 😉

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

  49. JIMVINNY says:

    Mccamond trips halpern, no call.  Lapierre says “fine” and flattens mccamond.

  50. showey47 says:

    WTF happened there?

  51. scrowe21 says:

    What the hell just happened?


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  52. Keith says:

    What the Hell happened? He pissed Cammy off big time!

  53. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Wait what happened? Between Cammalleri and Niederreiter?

  54. JIMVINNY says:

    I call BS on that injury.  Cammaleri hit him in the skate, and he grabbed his knee.

  55. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Oh, nevermind, Niederreiter was being a dick and MAN Cammy got pissed.

  56. Chuck says:

    Cammy blew a gasket! What did that guy do to him?

  57. geo_habsgo says:

    Does something like that warrant a suspension for Cammie? Weird play for him to act out like that. Never nice to see someone get hurt.

  58. Clay4bc says:

    That’s why he isn’t the captain…


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  59. showey47 says:

    guarantee it gets looked at for a possible suspension.

  60. Shiloh says:

    Hope they don’t suspend Cammy for the first game or two – just like Bettman to use this as an example, particularly since it’s a Canadian team.

  61. Former Jets Fan says:

    missed how it started, but Cammi slashed him in the face, followed him for a few seconds giving him crosschecks, and then slashed the back of his leg.

  62. Danno says:

    Niederreiter got what he deserved.


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

  63. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    WAIT, Cammalleri started that.

  64. twilighthours says:

    Pretty gutless by Cammalleri.  Never any need to swing a stick like that.

  65. yathehabsrule says:

    There’s a good chance he will.


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  66. Chuck says:

    Yeah.. thank goodness that the Habs would never have a player that would snap as their captain! *coughRichardcough*

  67. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Cammy’s a bit of a hot head – that’s the difference between him and Gionta.

  68. SeriousFan09 says:

    Cammalleri getting a little hot under his collar in a pre-season game against Islanders B Squad, really, he better hope that doesn’t turn into a suspension for the opener.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  69. le_vrai_jacques says:

    more like “ok d’abord”

  70. scrowe21 says:

    ……Really? What did he do to deserve that? that was dirty. Cammys getting a suspension


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  71. habs_1993 says:

    Niederreiter must have really pissed of Cammalleri for him to act like that…wonder what happened

  72. Gorges_the_great says:

    Doubt he’ll get suspended. Bettman only hands out suspensions when someone gets injured. Looked like a dive to me. I mean Cammy definitely swung his stick and connected but it wasn’t hard enough to hurt anyone.

    And he MUST have done something to Cammy to piss him off like that. I’ve never seen Cammy so pissed.

  73. Shiloh says:

    I don’t agree with calling it gutless. Cammy probably gets slashed a thousand times a year. I think it’s OK for him to go postal – a message to others who want to give him cheap shots that he’s not above wrapping a stick around your ankle – or worse.

  74. Clay4bc says:

    Yeah…but with all due respect to Richard, he shouldn’t be doing stuff like that. A captain should have respect for his and the opposition players. Should remain level headed for the most part. Dropping the gloves on occasion is fine, but Cammy crossed the like there. But you don’t want a discussion, do you Chuck?


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  75. twilighthours says:

    Do you really believe that Bettman (Campbell) would punish a Canadian team more?

  76. PrimeTime says:

    old time hockey


    “People build teams in certain ways. I’ve always traded for futures – not pasts.” – Sam Pollock The reason we are Hab fans

  77. Chuck says:

    “But you don’t want a discussion, do you Chuck?”


  78. CBrady12 says:

    So he might get a suspension for a couple of jabs with his stick …yet if you almost end someones career by mashing their brain its OK?

  79. Former Jets Fan says:

    maybe Nino insulted his mother, or a deceased relative?  Either way, NOT impressed with Cammi.  Some Ogie Oglethorpe stickwork there. 

  80. twilighthours says:

    I guess you’re entitled to disagree… but if you think it’s OK for a player to swing his stick at another player’s face, and then at his legs when he’s not looking, then I hope my kids never play against your kids.

  81. SeriousFan09 says:

    Colin Campbell Wheel ‘o Justice at work, we’ll see where it lands soon enough.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  82. scrowe21 says:

    Yeah but he also swung at his face before he took out his ankle..


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  83. Clay4bc says:

    I think it’s not so much punishing the Canadian team more as punishing the USA team less. Trying to grow the game down south and all, needs to keep the best players on the ice to draw fans and the like…


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  84. coachdoug says:

    Very undisciplined play by Cammy…We all get pissed but when the cameras are rolling not good…

    I think he is frustrated with his pre-season a little and it is coming out…Hope he is not gone long…

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

  85. Shiloh says:

    I don’t think it’s OK – and if it happened in kid’s hockey the player should be suspended for a year. But a big-time talent has to send a message now and then that he just might do some serious damage if you take liberties. The high stick wasn’t as rough as the slash.

  86. SeriousFan09 says:

    RDS tearing Milbury a new one while CBC is paying him for his ‘expert analysis’ at the same time.

    The jokes write themselves sometimes.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  87. Clay4bc says:

    Agreed…time for some to lose the Habs blinders. That was a dirty play, and there’s no room for that in the game. I’d be pissed if we lose Cammy for a couple of games, but he brought it on himself if it happens.


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  88. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Sound like a tough game …maybe keep Price out of that one too.Don’t want to blow his gasket on the first game o year…

  89. joeybarrie says:

    What happened? No access to the game.

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

  90. petrov14 says:

    B team? Im pretty sure this must be the Islanders C-Team, maybe even their F-teem.

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  91. CBrady12 says:

    This isnt Timbits hockey, its the NHL…

  92. CBrady12 says:

    no its their B team…they got nothing

  93. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Milbury and Healy are gushing over Burkie on CBC.  Saying how great a job he’s done and how the Laffs defense is top notch.  Please excuse me, I have to go puke now.

  94. coachdoug says:

    Cammy was swapping stick jabs and nailed him on the back of the leg when he was not looking…See link below to watch the game…

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

  95. Shiloh says:

    Islanders player appeared to go fo Cammy’s head as he was attempting to drive Cammy into the boards – near the Isles blue line. Cammy threatened him with a shave and then gave him a whack on the ankle – but it wasn’t a two-hander with a big swing. Cammy got 5 min for high-sticking – and out for the rest of the game.

  96. twilighthours says:

    And in the NHL, it’s illegal to swing a stick at another player’s face.  It typically warrants a long suspension, too.  Therefore: dangerous and gutless.

    Just so you’re aware, I can like Cammalleri but hate what he did.  I can also like hockey, and like the hitting and clean physical play, but hate the dangerous, unnecessary stickwork.

  97. SeriousFan09 says:

    I thought the new head of HNIC was going to fix the issue a bit, oh well… Another year of Hackey Night in Toranna with Xenophobic’s Corner coming up I guess.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  98. Gorges_the_great says:

    Yeah seriously. Cammy was having a good game against a crappy line-up in a game that means nothing. Niederreiter must have done or said something. I still don’t think he’s going to be suspended. The shot to face barely nicked him and the ankle shot wasn’t that hard. Niederreiter played it up a bit I think. At least I HOPE he doesn’t get suspended.

  99. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    But a big-time talent has to send a message now and then that he just might do some serious damage if you take liberties.

    You’re totally right Shiloh, but doing it against a 18 year old kid might not be a good idea.

    I know there’s little you can do when you’re very angry – but you have to control yourself and consider the situation: It’s preseason, no need to get THAT mad. We’ve already lost Markov and Hamrlik due to injuries, we don’t want to lose Cammy for the first week of the regular season.

  100. joeybarrie says:

    Thanks, I am watching it now at adhet, but of course commercials, tells me nothing. So Cammi is suspended for a game?

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

  101. Chuck says:

    It’ll be intersting to hear what Cammy has to say about it. Something sure set him off. I wonder what it was?

  102. Harani says:

    You know what when Matt Cooke walked free for that hit on Savard, I don’t see how Cammi gets additional suspension. It’s ridiculous! His temper ran high and he got a 5 minute major and a game misconduct…I that’s punishment enough.

    “It must be love!”

  103. twilighthours says:

    Against some rookie who won’t even play in the league this year?  Lame on Cammalleri’s part.

  104. SeriousFan09 says:

    My Investigations and Evidence teacher tells us we have a Legal System, not a Justice System in Canada, it is much the same in the NHL.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  105. showey47 says:

    Something had to have happened a little just before the camera picked up the play. To see cammy lose it like that in a meaningless pre-season game is definately out of character. The guy only had 22 PP minutes in both regular season and playoffs last year. I obviously don’t agree with what he did,but he isn’t a cheap shot artist. Something must have been said or done to start the whole thing.

  106. coachdoug says:

    If I were a betting man…I say he gets a one game suspension

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

  107. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    That ‘top notch’ D allowed 7 goals against the Red Wings ‘C’ team yesterday.

  108. SeriousFan09 says:

    RDS is gratuitously tossing Mike Milbury under the bus.

    The only part of him that can’t fit under it his self-importance.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  109. showey47 says:

    Having the worst ranked defence is the league last year is top notch?

  110. Gorges_the_great says:

    Oh yeah. Replay shows that dude tried to take off Cammy’s head. Instead of taking it off he made him lose his head.

  111. Caper says:

    That’s it? Out of character and hit his ankle. Ankle job made  Bobby Clarke a hero.No suspension.

  112. SeriousFan09 says:

    Actually the Wings skated mostly their A team yesterday but the result was predictable, getting spanked by proper coaching a real NHL team while TOR had nearly all of their roster dressed.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  113. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    It boggles the mind really,  all I hear from Laff fans, the CBC and TSN is how great their defense is.  I just don’t see it, Beauchemin, Komi, Schenn, Finger, Paneuf,  they all suck big time as far as I’m concerned.  But I guess Leaf fans have to have something to grasp on to.

  114. Nina76 says:

    Yes but the only difference is Matt Cooke is a special player they always get off .I think something must have been done to cause Cammy to react this way………….or he said something to Cammy to tick him off ,out of character for him for me he was provoked into doing this….I don’t agree with what he did but I have seen alot worse in my years  {MANY} of watching hockey..We cannot afford to lose him for sure…………………GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  115. says:

    lol, Pouliiot almost missed that side.

    They Call Me Shane

  116. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Any links for online streaming? Thanks guys, you’re the best.

  117. SeriousFan09 says:

    Here’s what I’ve been using, the RDS feed.



    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  118. ooder says:


    88 is the new 23

  119. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  120. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    WOOW 2-0 already.

  121. SeriousFan09 says:

    Subban’s rush was nice, but no way that works against an NHL team.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  122. JIMVINNY says:

    All that passing, and no shot…

  123. Chuck says:

    Hot chicks behind the bench. Looks like some of Montreal’s finest made the road trip.

  124. JIMVINNY says:

    O’byrne is severely hindering his chances on playing in the NHL this season.

  125. win4ce says:

    I thought he was a lock to replace Markov at the beginning of the season, but now im not too sure..

  126. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I still have hope for O’Byrne. Not as much as last year, but I still do.

  127. Puck Bard says:

    That ain’t Price, that’s the D, and some nice moves from the NYI.

  128. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Every goal that is scored in hockey has to be done by first getting by the defense …so in that reality it’s never the goalie’s fault? Price should of had that one ,heck I could of had that one!


  129. Puck Bard says:

    The Pre-schoolers just put on a clinic for O’Byrne, Boone. 

  130. SeriousFan09 says:

    Not quite NHL-ready, but Niederreiter is going to be a very good player.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  131. says:

    Nice Isle goal.  Henry didn’t know what to do there. (was it Henry?)

    They Call Me Shane

  132. Chuck says:

    Huh? 2-1? What did I miss?

  133. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Man, that arena is old!

  134. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I am really liking Eller. Smooth passing.

  135. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Nice – time to practice PP.

  136. says:

    NIOCE!  Hall Gill with the bombs from the point.

    They Call Me Shane

  137. JIMVINNY says:

    That was the longest 6 on 5 I’ve ever seen.

  138. SeriousFan09 says:

    Still 2x as nice as Copps and Balsillie was trying to sell fixing that place up, I can tell just from this broadcast that the Colisee is nicer. If Copps can be renovated, so can that place.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  139. says:

    There has to be a way to keep White and Eller up.

    They Call Me Shane

  140. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Guys, honestly, who is better – Weber, Carle, O’Byrne or Picard?

  141. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Yeah – Subban!

  142. Danno says:

    PK on the PP!


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

  143. SeriousFan09 says:


    Also, Spacek has worse giveaways than a medical waste company.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  144. Chuck says:

    Man, it’s weird to see people wearing Nordiques shirts cheering a Hab goal in their own building.

  145. Xtrahabsfan says:


  146. JIMVINNY says:

    That PP setup is much better than the dman in the slot setup.  It gives you one timers for both point men.

  147. JIMVINNY says:

    Potentially, yes.  In reality, it’s Picard.  He doesn’t do anything great, but he’s solid, and you don’t notice him too often.  In a good way.

  148. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  149. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Yes, that’s exactly what I meant. With Markov and Hamrlik out – who would you rather have in the line-up.

  150. says:

    Is it ever, I’m getting mad just looking at them  :)

    They Call Me Shane

  151. JIMVINNY says:

    If O’byrne could pull his head out of his a$$, him for sure.  But based on what I’ve seen so far in the preseason, Picard.

  152. vegas_habs_fan says:

    What’s wrong with Pouliot? He’s actually playing….well…? It’s a strange feeling.

  153. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    gee I wonder if PK will make the squad this year?  =)

  154. quentin_stuckley says:

    missed the first how’d the boys do?


  155. Shiloh says:

    If we have two good shots from the point it makes sense. When we had MAB, and he was always going to be the guy to shoot, then maybe the middle was better – if he could get it off. I wonder if Martin would ever put a forward on the point.

  156. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Not really a competition, you can tell by the score too.

    Hope the boys don’t slack, this is their last pre-season game before beginning the regular season Thursday.

  157. showey47 says:

    The formation they were trying is supposed to give you 3 options for one timers with one guy at the top and two others set up at the top of either faceoff circle. I remember the wjc team using it and i think the bulldogs used it last year. You then have one guy at the top of the slot and another playing off the side of the net.

  158. Rugger says:

    Just got home from todfays rugby game.  What is the score?

  159. habs001 says:

    good game for confidence building…we will need to score on thursday vs leafs as they have the type of forwards that for some reason gives our d real problems…price will face over30 shots like last years opener…

  160. scrowe21 says:

    Beauty of a pass from AK to Pleky to Cammy for the first goal….Then Pouliot lucked out by staying in the zone way too late but Halpern made a nice play to keep it in, Pouliot scored. NY got a nice goal on Price. Overall theyre playing good against non NHL players. Oh and PK blasted one off Legace and in.


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  161. SeriousFan09 says:

    3-1 for MTL, goals by Cammy, Pouliot and Subban.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  162. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    3-1 Habs.

  163. Rugger says:

    Thanks guys, sounds like a decent first

  164. showey47 says:

    terrible play by laps,instead of going up the boards flips it up the middle and gets picked off and then takes a hooking penalty.

  165. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Good PK – now time to practice PP.

  166. showey47 says:

    Great kill

  167. JIMVINNY says:

    Lively boards…

  168. showey47 says:

    LMAO,could there big a bigger gap between the D for pleky to skate through?

  169. SeriousFan09 says:

    So does Plekanec just spend each summer getting more of Jagr’s DNA injected into him or what?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  170. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Man, Plekanec might hit the 80-points plateau this year. 

    That’s 8 points in 4 pre-season games for him.

  171. HardHabits says:

    It’s conceivable that Plekanec gets 100 points this season.

  172. Chuck says:

    If we play the Islanders 40 times this year, maybe.  😉

  173. says:

    I hope so.  In our 14 team office pool I got him in the 5th round.

    They Call Me Shane

  174. SeriousFan09 says:

    80 points is easily within his reach, he slowed down last season with huge PK time, this season with healthy linemates he’s cracking that 80-point range with change.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  175. WarHero says:

    Kinda makes my prediction of 95 look pretty good :)


    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  176. WarHero says:

    I’m startng to beleive that :)


    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  177. Danno says:

    Sexy Plexy the Turtleneck Man rules!

    Vive le Col Roule

    Islanders Lite. Fluffy not stuffy.


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

  178. JIMVINNY says:

    I’m questioning whether Pleks missed on purpose because he saw how far out legace was.  Anyone else think that’s maybe what happened?

  179. WarHero says:

    He totally tried that :)


    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  180. amvanimere says:

    I thought it was intentional. He didn’t take a terribly hard shot and wouldn’t normally shoot to score with the goaltender out that far.

  181. JIMVINNY says:

    Not sure if serious….


  182. Chuck says:

    So in passing to himself, does he get the goal AND an assist?  :)

  183. WarHero says:

    I am serious :)


    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  184. WarHero says:

    haha, Chuck :) I wish. That would be cool.


    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  185. SeriousFan09 says:

    If you’re going to use that line, you have to use the appropriate pic.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  186. WarHero says:



    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  187. JIMVINNY says:

    That was the intent, but this forum format doesn’t allow for it.  Rest assured, the intent was there.  Thank you for picking up on it.

  188. Rugger says:

    I hope so, I have him on my fantasy team

  189. win4ce says:

    Are they heckling Price or just super bored?

  190. says:

    No, just ignorant.  Not surprised really.  My one and only trip to that area of CANADA (summer 94) was not a memorable one and I haven’t been back since.

    They Call Me Shane

  191. Chuck says:

    What’s with the idiots and the sarcastic cheers when Carey plays the puck?

  192. amvanimere says:

    My impression is that they like Price and cheer when he does anything (much like what they do with Subban).

  193. HabsProf says:

    What’s with all these ignorant fans booing?  What are they booing about?

    “Deserves” got nothin’ to do with it.

  194. zozotheclown says:

    I guess the fans are THAT bored, cheering for every dump in Price stops.

  195. showey47 says:

    Are some of  the fans mocking price every time he makes a routine save? I noticed three times when the puck was shot on him from about 150 feet away and price would make the save the fans would cheer.

  196. Matt_in_TO says:

    They’ve got drunk morons in QC as well.  WTF is with the bronx cheer for Carey?


    – In Price We Trust

  197. Danno says:



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

  198. JIMVINNY says:

    RDS announcers think it’s because that was the islanders first shot of the period.

  199. Former Jets Fan says:

    Brunet and Houde are suggesting they’re cheering the Isles first shot of the 2nd. 

    Pity cheers for the overmatched “Islanders”.

  200. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Sarcastic cheers?

    LOL f*** Nordiques fans hahaha.

  201. zozotheclown says:

    I don’t think its sarcastic, they cheered the same for earlier nice saves, and theres far too many people doing it for it to be hate on Price. My guess is they wanna show Price some appreciation, but haven’t been able to due to the lack of shots.

  202. Clay4bc says:

    Not surprising to see such bigotry from a small minded fellow like you.


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  203. Chuck says:

    So he calls folks a name (ignorant), and for that you call him a bigot. But then you continue to call him a name (small-minded). Does that make you a bigot, too?

    Just looking for some clarification here.

  204. Clay4bc says:

    Clarification: The little bigot boy here crossed the line with me the other day. Starts throwing out my name derisively in conversations I was not even involved in. Saying I am the same as the beloved Tony. I’m sick of him and his childish posts. Clear enough for you? Or do you need to have it on DVD?

    Nothing bigoted about calling the entire population of a city ignorant in your world, Chuck?


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  205. Chuck says:

    Actually, he was replying to a comment about the folks in the arena booing Carey being bored, and he called those people ignorant.

    I think that you might need a timeout along with Cammy. You seem to be a little quick to temper.

  206. Clay4bc says:

    Strange – you seem to be speaking out of ignorance, even after I clearly explained the situation. Is it that you don’t want to understand because you don’t like me, or are incapable of understanding? You seem bright enough, so I’m guessing the former. Give it a rest, Chuck. Your animosity towards me (and Sholi’s, for that matter) extends from the Halak/Price debate. I have let it go – will you two do the same?


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  207. Chuck says:

    No, I quite fully understand what’s going on. You’re bitter about him sticking it to you the other day, and used a comment that he made as an opportunity to twist his words to take a jab back at him.

    Clear as day, actually.

  208. Clay4bc says:

    “Sticking it to me”…?

    No, not that, Chuck. And again, way to miss the point. Please just admit it – you take it personally. You go out of your way to try and refure anything I say, no matter how innane. How about if you take a time-out, man up, and admit it?


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  209. Chuck says:

    Paranoid much, Clay?


  210. saskhabfan says:

    Chuck,don’t waste your time on this guy,the quality posters like yourself shouldn’t have to resort to debating with this skid mark to the underpants of society. This is what he does day in and day out. He can’t go a day without picking a fight with somebody. The guy is nothing more then a fart in a hurricane.




    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  211. Chuck says:

    Cool… I’ll take your advice and leave this thread alone.

  212. Nina76 says:

    I agree Chuck don’t answer these trolls they will get tired of no one answering him………………….Let it go…..

  213. Keith says:

    So El Nino threw an elbow at Cammy’s head. Can’t say I blame him for being upset at that.

  214. Matt_in_TO says:

    Also looks like he said something to Cammy


    – In Price We Trust

  215. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


    Really hope he can carry this play into regular season.

    9 points in 4 games for him!

  216. Danno says:

    Worth every penny!


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

  217. petrov14 says:

    This is gonna be nasty here on in….

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  218. Matt_in_TO says:

    This afternoon I don’t think any of us thought the game would get this entertaining


    – In Price We Trust

  219. amvanimere says:

    so it was a blindside headshot by neiderrieter (sp?), the exact kind of play the league said they’re not putting up with anymore. No way cammalleri should get supplementary discipline.

  220. quentin_stuckley says:

    i think that’s what cammalleri took exception to.  maybe not a headshot, but the hit looked blindside to me.  no call though.

  221. vegas_habs_fan says:

    We need White on this team

  222. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


    But is there a spot left?





    I guess it’s between Darche and White?

  223. showey47 says:

    This is what hapens when you ice a bunch of career minor leaguers and are getting their asses handed to them.

  224. Gorges_the_great says:

    That is cheap. Sending a goon on after a goal. During the pre-season. Get a life.

  225. Shiloh says:

    Darche is a bargain at his salary. He can be very useful over the course of a year. He never takes a shift off, he finishes his checks and he can score a few. He’s a true professional and it’s nice to see him get a few years in the show at this stage of his career.

  226. Kaptain K says:

    Ive never seen a more useless player than Spatch

    Captain Gionta

  227. geo_habsgo says:

    There is so much bad blood going right now. I’m all about the fights but the last few minutes of this game (minus pleks play) are leaving a bad taste.

  228. Xtrahabsfan says:

    And some of you want to dump O’Bryne,dumb!We just got beat up…..

  229. coachdoug says:

    Goon fest…need to make sure no one gets hurt…not worth it tonight

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

  230. zozotheclown says:

    5 on 3

    Lets score twice to show that you can”t just take a run at an Eller for no reason, go after White, he clearly wanted to go. Good job by him jumping in to defend too.

  231. scrowe21 says:

    So they jump Eller off the face off, Ryan White tries to defend him and all the refs jump on White and leave Eller to get ragdolled.. nice.. hope someone whoops that guys ass


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  232. scrowe21 says:

    AND damn Pleky save it for the regular season!..I hope he can keep this up all year


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  233. coachdoug says:

    There are many nights when I wish the Hal “The Mountain” Gill could kick some @ss…A man that big should be taking care of business…

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

  234. scrowe21 says:

    Lol I know…too bad Gill has pillowfists. Oh well, Schultz in a year or two should be able to handle that.


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  235. punkster says:

    OB will come around, he’s not a dumb kid, he’s bound to improve. And Picard is no substitute for OB.


  236. Kaptain K says:

    Were they chanting “Carey”?

    Captain Gionta

  237. joeybarrie says:

    I don’t think there is anything sweeter to my ears right now than to hear the crowd chanting CAREY CAREY CAREY….  We need him playing well.

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

  238. Matt_in_TO says:



    – In Price We Trust

  239. Shiloh says:

    I would keep White ahead of Boyd – nothing against Boyd, but White has a nice edge.

  240. petrov14 says:

    Cammalleri already makes first page news on TSN

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  241. Kaptain K says:

    Damn, wish it was “Carey”

    Captain Gionta

  242. Kaptain K says:

    Damn, wish it was “Carey”

    Captain Gionta

  243. Puck Bard says:

    He-he… definitely Stasny. 

  244. Puck Bard says:

    He’s the sh*t.

  245. PrimeTime says:

    Then Boyd it is



    “People build teams in certain ways. I’ve always traded for futures – not pasts.” – Sam Pollock The reason we are Hab fans

  246. Matt_in_TO says:

    Eller has drawn a few penalties tonight


    – In Price We Trust

  247. krob1000 says:

    That is horseshit…the Toronto media sure knows how to use their influence don’t they? TSN does everyhting they can to feed any fires out of MOntreal….can;’t say I blame them but they should at least acknowledge and finally ame themselves the Toronto Sports Network because a slash like that has NEVER made headline story  before… wasn’t that vicious the fact Cammi went Zorro on his ass…welll not the brigthest but noone and I mean noone is going to have a loght saber duel with Cammi any time soon….afraid of the dark side I am not.

  248. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  249. Puck Bard says:

    Man o man… let Subban play his game.

  250. petrov14 says:

    Pouliot or Eller?

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  251. Shiloh says:

    I think it went in off of the defenceman’s stick – should be Eller’s goal.

  252. Kaptain K says:


    Captain Gionta

  253. Chuck says:

    No surprise… no mention that we’re kicking their ass.

    Actually, with the Leafs up 4-2 over Detroit, I surprised THAT isn’t their headline story.

  254. petrov14 says:


    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  255. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hard to pull off the puck and he sticks with the play, a very nice option for JM to switch into the Top 6 if needed and on the 3rd, he’s going to give 3rd-pair D a lot of trouble.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  256. Matt_in_TO says:



    – In Price We Trust

  257. Danno says:

    Replay shows exactly that.


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

  258. petrov14 says:

    IF the TML win it will be….

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  259. amvanimere says:

    It’s the top headline on NHL on Yahoo! Canada right now as well. It’s probably the biggest hockey story of the night. I’m not a big tsn fan, and I agree with a lot of your Toronto Sports Network comments, but i don’t think it’s unwarranted to have it as the lead story of the night.

  260. Shiloh says:

    Could be – Boyd might be fine.

  261. Danno says:

    RDS is calling the other Islanders “les vrais Islanders”

    What does that make these guys?


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

  262. scrowe21 says:

    Its gunna be interesting to see if Price can play this good against real NHL teams, if Pleky can keep this up all year, if BP and AK meet their expectations.. cant wait for regular season to start.


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  263. petrov14 says:

    Les faux Islanders? (Sorry if my spelling is off)

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  264. zozotheclown says:

    Wow… Eller really picked that

  265. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  266. Matt_in_TO says:

    Wow.  I’m really really really starting to like this kid. 


    – In Price We Trust

  267. Keith says:

    Moole!!!!!!! ELLER!!!!

  268. Shiloh says:

    They kept the wrong goalie, so maybe they’ll ship White out. But then again, they finally saw the light on LaGlue-esse – Le Grand Tortue.

  269. Danno says:

    I like it!


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

  270. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Eller is just gonna keep improving.  Imagine how he’s gonna play after he has more than 50 NHL games under his belt.

  271. Rugger says:

    Since Lars is my little brother’s name, he could very easily become my favorite Hab (after Pleks).

  272. krob1000 says:

    mlb pennant races, ryder cup and a minor incident in a preseason hockey game is the leading story? if that is any other team it doesn;t get but a sidebar mention…..tomorrow. 

  273. amvanimere says:

    Boyd has to clear waivers, White doesn’t. They’re keeping Boyd. Eller is the only other forward who can be sent down (besides Maxwell and the guys who are already down), and he’s not going anywhere. My guess is that they either keep White and send down Darche assuming no one will pick him up, or be forced to send down White. At this stage, I’d take White over Pyatt as well, but again, Pyatt has to clear waivers, so they’ll keep him on the team.

  274. geo_habsgo says:

    n00000000000ooooooooooo0000000 they are going to start a comeback now!!!!


  275. amvanimere says:

    Yeah, Canadians care more about preseason hockey than baseball or golf. I’m sure if a similar incident happened in the MLB/NBA/NFL preseason, ESPN wouldn’t be leading with hockey.

    For what it’s worth, the main headline now is something about the Roughriders clinching a playoff spot.

  276. Shiloh says:

    Makes sense.

  277. Clay4bc says:

    Here’s my take on what your new sig should be…I humbly offer it up for your consideration.

    Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself.  It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime. 

    ~Potter Stewart


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  278. Clay4bc says:

    Did price play “good”? 2 goals on very few shots against an AHL team…


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  279. scrowe21 says:

    Well I posted it before the 2nd goal went in, but I guess all I really meant was…Will Price be able to play good against real NHL


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  280. Clay4bc says:

    Sorry – caught it late.

    Here’s hoping he can do it.


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  281. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Lars is your brother’s name too? That’s so cool!

    I would love to have a name like Lars or Kostitsyn OR personal fav. Tomas Jagr.

  282. K-hab25 says:

    Seriously Clay? Trolling, even after a win. To bad against PHI, “on very few shots”, Halak couldn’t play “good.”

  283. amvanimere says:

    for as long as we have defensive injuries, whoever plays against our 3rd pair d will give us a lot of trouble.

  284. scrowe21 says:

    Oh my god, he asked me a legit question…give it up.



    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  285. K-hab25 says:

    I wasn’t talking to you, mind your business little guy!!

  286. madcap_habsfan says:

    Is someone able to explain why the Islanders, vraie and faux, were playing two games in one night and why the Devils got the veteran players and big name stars? and we got only two names i reconized?




    -“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk

  287. scrowe21 says:

    Hahah ok bud..I know you were talking to him, I don’t care. I was talking to you. also I made the original post so don’t tell me to mind my own business. F*ck this not being able to mention Price on here at all is so annoying.


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  288. K-hab25 says:

    LOL!! Our posts got deleted!!

  289. Clay4bc says:

    Trolling? I guess how you missed in the same thread where I said I hope Price can do it. Time to take off your blinders, son.


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  290. win4ce says:

    You forgot Moen! White has been unbelievably good but there really isnt any room. Lots of 1 year deals though so I see him making the club next season.

  291. vegas_habs_fan says:

    Even worse…you’re missing Moen too


    I’m all for dropping Pouliot or Eller for this guy…we need more grit like his

  292. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Woah sorry guys – We’re full then.

  293. petrov14 says:

    On Quebec Nordiques night, im pretty sure a team of X-Nordiques could have won this….and it could have ended up even more lopsided.

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  294. SeriousFan09 says:

    Kinda disappointing how that goal happened, team just was kinda floppin’ around in their own end in the last couple.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  295. Chuck says:

    Yeah, you want to see crisp line changes in the last couple of minutes the same as you would in the first couple of minutes. They look like they collectively zoned out there.

  296. Matt_in_TO says:

    Gotta wonder, was Nordiques Nation formed as a result of a referendum?


    – In Price We Trust

  297. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Loving the addition of Subban and Eller.

    (Subban hasn’t played his 1st full regular season yet)

    Hopefully Hamrlik will be back for the first regular season game.

    And man… Cammalleri better not get suspended.

  298. Mark says:

    LOVE how they say Laass Ell-air!

  299. says:

    Eller Eller Eller Eller

    Me Likes This Kid

    They Call Me Shane

  300. Josh says:

    How high is Boone right now?

  301. Danno says:

    Pleasingly puffing on paregoric Pall Malls by now.


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

  302. Mike Boone says:

    Cruising altitude

  303. Keith says:

    Well that was pretty easy. The big test will be Oct 7th against the laffs. I EXPECT a strong effort but we always seem to mail it in against them but we still somehow manage to pull out a w. Nerve-wracking games with lots of beer involved. Thursday Night! Can’t wait. GO HABS GO!!!

  304. Clay4bc says:

    The Cammy incident is top story on right now…


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  305. CBrady12 says:

    No its the Roughriders 

  306. petrov14 says:

    I missed the 3 stars, anyone catch who they were?

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  307. SeriousFan09 says:

    1. Plekanec 2. Subban 3. Eller


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  308. JF says:

    Plekanec, P.K., Eller.

  309. petrov14 says:

    Awesome, thanks guys.

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  310. Mark says:

    Damn Straight! Gotta have the best team in Canada as your top story!

  311. Clay4bc says:

    I guess I should have said My bookmarked TSN link takes me diractly to there, as I could give a rat’s a** about any other sports.


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  312. CBrady12 says:

    you should have

  313. Clay4bc says:

    Yeah…what was I thinking, eh?


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  314. CBrady12 says:

    seriously, don’t let it happen again

  315. twilighthours says:

    After seeing the incident with Cammi and that Swiss kid, I applied the Anti-Habs fan role reversal test to determine if Cammi was being a dirtbag or not.  Pretend for a second and swap Cammalleri with Sidney Crosby and that Swiss kid with Ryan White: White throws the hit, Crosby responds with the stick.

    98% of us on this site would be calling Crosby a cheap, sooky, dirty, whining baby.

    This allows me to conclude that Cammi’s actions were out of line.  It was barely a blindside hit, very gentle. Cammalleri needs to man up on that play.

  316. scrowe21 says:

    I was thinking the same thing. Garbage from Cammy


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  317. petrov14 says:

    Parting shot: Chuck  called it. TML now top NHL news on TSN

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  318. petrov14 says:

    New captain is STILL 0-0. Plecks has 0 points……Everything we just saw in the last 7 games, forgetaboutit. The only thing that MIGHT carry over is a possible suspension. Otherwise its all back to 0’s.

    Cant wait to battle the evil empire opening night, C U all there.


    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  319. joeybarrie says:

    I look at it this way. Since Toronto’s Leafs have a worse team than
    this Islander’s Semi Pro beer league team, we are looking good for


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

  320. CBrady12 says:

    yes but these things happen once in a while, hockey is an emotional sport

  321. madcap_habsfan says:

    yes they do happen but as a veteran player he should be able to keep his emotions in better check



    -“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk

  322. CBrady12 says:

    he usually does, if you watch the games, you can see how much abuse this guy takes, I’ve seen much worse

  323. HabFab says:

    JT’s take on the Bulldogs game this afternoon in Grand Falls.


  324. Willy the bum says:

    Cammalleri the Stalker?  Hard to believe, unless the female fans think of him more differently…

    Opening night against Leafs?  Better keep the good players in the press box so there won’t be any “accidents” that leads to indefinite injuries (e.g. Markov)  Thanks goodness Cammalleri will be sitting pretty.

  325. Kaptain K says:

    I wonder if the Islanders Brass decided to dress the team they to show their dislike to the NHL coming to Quebec, just to not give the people of Quebec City a good show…. very odd

    Captain Gionta

  326. amvanimere says:

    I totally agree that Cammalleri was out of line and unprofessional, especially given the length of time between incidents. If he gets hit and immediately responds with the slash, it’s a little more understandable than the jawing back and forth, high stick, etc. THEN slash.

    Is it the kind of reaction that Cammalleri should be above? Yes. Does it reflect poorly on him as a player and sportsman? Yes. Is it the kind of play that warrants a suspension? Based on Cammalleri’s stature, history, heavy punishment within the game? No (unless Neiderreiter is seriously hurt).


  327. Kaptain K says:

    I agree… good thing our best D-man and best Offence will be out for the Toronto game… but lets hope they dont go for PK or someone else of value

    Captain Gionta

  328. CBrady12 says:

    It was most likely because its the end of training camp, so they wanted to get their full team (or most of it) into a game, unfortunately, they had two games scheduled on the same night, therefore the unusually crappy lineup in tonights game against the habs


  329. habs_1993 says:

    Pretty weird game i must say, yea i didnt understand the play at the faceoff where the islander players went after Eller. As much as i like Cammalleri, that was a little low and definately out of character for him. I hope hes not suspended for the upcoming games…but we’ll see i guess. Plus, Eller was really good

  330. CBrady12 says:

    since when are we so afraid to play against Toronto?

  331. amvanimere says:

    I think it’s because they don’t want to end up moving to Quebec and wanted the fans leaving thinking “Sure, I want a team. But not THAT team”. Much like Halak’s piss-poor performance in that game against the Oilers (where everyone on both sides sucked) last year when he was mentioned often in trade rumours to Edmonton. The “I’m going to be terrible so I don’t have to move here” plan.

    Or it could just be that the Islanders don’t give a crap about this game and didn’t want to make their NHL players take the trip and felt having them play against a divison team would be more useful from a scouting/research/whatever perspective.

  332. scrowe21 says:

    Im assuming they went after Eller in retaliation from the Cammy incident.. Im sure NY fans dont understand why Cammy spazzed out on that kid either..haha


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  333. amvanimere says:

    yeah. Pleks and Kostitsyn weren’t on the ice. Gomez and Gionta weren’t dressed. If they’re going to go after a good player, it’s Eller or Pouliot, and Eller would be more unsuspecting and closer. Also, a little smaller I think.

  334. CBrady12 says:

    So how many games for Cammy? 

  335. HabFanSince72 says:

    On the CBC tonight they referred to the Bozak – Kessel – Kulemin line as the “Big Three”.



  336. habs-hampton says:

    Just got home and missed the game. In Cammy’s defence, is there any chance that something happened earlier in the game or off-camera that triggered it???

  337. Bill says:

    I can’t remember any long suspensions for slashing plays …

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  338. Number31 says:

    Nino tried to get him on the blindside but missed. Cammy took offense, went after him, hit him and challenged him. They jostled more and more ’til that happened. As my brother said, “there’s nothing worse than an angry rookie in a terribly lumpsided preseason game”. When Cammy gets pissed, he gets pissed.

    Never heard of player being suspended for a retaliatory slash though. Then again, the NHL is full of surprises.

  339. SeriousFan09 says:

    CBC blows more smoke up Toronto’s butt than is generated by some of your larger forest fires.

    Mcguire still takes the cake for that whole “Montreal had the Big Three, Toronto has their Big Four” at the start of last season. There isn’t one hack on that blue line fit to tape Robinson’s stick.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  340. amvanimere says:

    To be fair, compared to the other 9, the “Big Three” isn’t much of a stretch

  341. HabSgt says:

    Good to see Pouliot have a great game, Eller looked ready to go as well. Don’t know why Cammi reacted the way he did, seems strange for him. What the heck is going on with Spacek?

    Can’t wait until opening night!


    Go Habs!

  342. Kaptain K says:

    Since their openers seem to cause us to lose key players. Im not saying dont dress our best players.. im just saying that if they wont be in the lineup, its not necessarily a horrible thing

    Captain Gionta

  343. ProHabs says:

    Healy, Milbury were saying on CBC that Cammy deserves at least 5-10 games for the slash.

  344. andrewberkshire says:


  345. twocents says:

    Me neither, not to a calf anyway.

    Now, a lamb….

  346. HabFarmer says:

    Agreed, Cammi shouldna done what he did, but we all regret things once in a while.  Doing it at the speed of a hockey game makes it harder to exercise proper judgement sometimes.  This ain’t a chess match ya know….. .

    He deserves something properly, let’s hope not too long.


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

  347. Clay4bc says:

    The exception that proves the rule? That was an exceptional case…

    Still, I think Cammy deserves a game or two for what he did.


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  348. Clay4bc says:

    They’re not even fit to wok as his “fluffer”


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  349. HabFarmer says:

    Cammi does take a lot of abuse.  And let’s just think for a second about
    what may have been going on.  Sure the hit was a tap but it was a bit
    from the blind side, and Cammi’s probably thinking – the season hasn’t
    even started and some kid is just trying to prove a point.  He should’ve
    given him a dig right there and been done with it – but it kind of
    dragged on and got the attention of the ref.  Bad execution – but
    nothing out of the ordinary for what goes on in a game.

    Anyone who says “he should man up” – what does that mean exactly?  And applying your scenario I’m not the biggest Crosby fan either, but i wouldn’t hold it against him if he was kind of pissed in a similar situation.



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

  350. Former Jets Fan says:

    In my mind, his swipe at Neiderreiter’s face was the “dirtier” play.  Sure, he swung harder on the two-hander to the leg, but the first bit of stickwork was the more dangerous play.  So out of character, I can’t wrap my head around it.  Against a player he’s never faced, and thus has no history with, no less.

  351. Former Jets Fan says:

    so true, +1!

  352. Mike Boone says:

    Brilliant! Combines Asian cooking with the porn industry.

  353. Former Jets Fan says:

    didn’t Gionta dress against Buffalo?  Wasn’t ‘the new captain 0-1’ the title of one of Boone’s posts?


    edit – reread, and got your point.  I’m not gonna get my knickers in a knot until March, and even then I think the Habs will be sitting pretty.

  354. andrewberkshire says:

    I would normally agree, but by NHL standards; he’s a star, so he gets leeway. He’s never been suspended before, so he gets the benifit of the doubt. Pretty much every other superstar who’s purpotrated WAY worse injury inducing plays the first suspension is 1 game. Ovechkin for example, regularly tries to kill people with hits from behind and rarely ever gets punished.

  355. Clay4bc says:

    LOL, thanks Boone.


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  356. Clay4bc says:

    I agree totally, Andrew. I do think Cammy “deserves” a suspension, but in the NHL that means nothing if you’re a star (and sometimes nothing even if you aren’t in the seemingly random NHL justice system).


    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  357. andrewberkshire says:

    I agree that he deserves a suspension, a harsh one if I were impartial and in charge, however the Habs fan in me is hoping Colin Campbell sticks to his retardation of punishment and gives a fine.

  358. Chuck says:

    Makes me feel like a late night snack!

  359. punkster says:

    You dare to slander the great and powerful Colon Soupcan? A pox upon your house!

  360. Tyg says:

    Pouliot’s great game consisted of a setup that my grandma could have put in the net and the 2nd goal was really Eller off an Islander’s skate.


    Cammy got cheap shotted b4 hand and was retaliating.


  361. andrewberkshire says:

    Ah HA!! Got you there Colon! I don’t even HAVE a house!

  362. emann_222 says:

    Great game? I will agree that he looked more alive then the corpse he has been, but certainly not Second Line worthy.

    Let’s see how he contests against a real NHL team come the beginning of the season. I reserve ANY praise for this man till then. Hopefully by Oct 7th – the lazy will be gone, and the desire will have taken it’s place.

    Visit me at

  363. Gorges_the_great says:

    The only way Cammy gets suspended is if Neeidetereis or whatever is injured which I don’t think he is. That’s the way the NHL works.

  364. petrov14 says:

    yes he did, so that makes him 0-1 in pre-season games? Pffft. doesnt count. This all may have been fun to watch but its meaningless other than fighting for roster spots. (and White still might not make the team).

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  365. jpinjurylaw1 says:

    jp  We are at the panthers practice rink almost every day (figure skating for our daughter) and sometimes I think we see the moving trucks in back getting ready to move the Panthers back north.  They are ripe to move, which is too bad because we will have to drive to tampa to see the habs.  Bring Huet back from Switzerland!

  366. HardHabits says:

    Just watched the interviews and all I can say is that Subban is ripped and stacked. He really hit the weights in the off season.

    Cammy went off because he took exception to Neiderwhatever’s blindside and apparently they had already talked about the kid on the bench prior to the incident meaning that the youngster was already on the Habs hit list for playing dirty, so the story goes.

    A little lesson to Neidersomethingorother.

  367. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Doubtful, Panthers averaged 15,000 fans a game last year, a lot more than several other teams. And they have good corporate support and own their brand new arena.  A lot of other teams will be moving before the Cat’s.  Get some facts before yopu post nonsense like this.  I play hockey at incredible Ice, (the Panther’s practice arena when they can’t at the BAC) and I have no clue what you’re talking about.

  368. solomio says:

    We are gonna get so creamed on Thursday it won’t be funny.

    Suggest we play Henry, O’B and Shultz if he’s around.

    I hope PK knows how to throw ’em.

    Too bad Gill is a teddy bear.

    White hasn’t learned enuff about fights at the NHL level to be any match of the Leaf’s bad boys.

    If we can score 3 early ones we may be able to pull it out. If not we’ll be pulling a Spatch !

  369. SeriousFan09 says:

    Yeah, better watch out for a team that needs to dress it’s full lineup to paste half-AHL squads. They have no scoring after their first line at all and their defence by the Loaf’s own press has only been adequte in pre-season action so far.



    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  370. CBrady12 says:


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