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Alex Auld makes 30 saves on Carey’s night off

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  1. dhenry1234 says:

    anyone feel like summarizing in english that article about PK being a trash talker?

  2. notbigbird says:

    Every guy I know wants to keep his boys.

  3. Ian Cobb says:

    With a win tonight, it puts us in 1st place in the 30 team league.

    It has been many years of trying to put this Humpty Dumpty back together again. Great management has put this club back to a competitive position.

    Yes it is early, and many ups and downs to go yet. But we will be battling for a top spot this year. And we are watching great hockey again.

  4. Willy the bum says:
    “Alex Auld against the Islanders: 1-3-1″
    Thanks a lot, Boone.  :(
  5. DearyLeary says:

    Yep, it was like breaking a puppy’s spirit.  Now he just mopes around the ice and picks up his paycheck.

  6. Willy the bum says:

    Good observation, jB.  Just hope not to expect Auld saving the day by himself…

    Playing a rematch against the Islanders could mean a tough night for the Habs, so better watch out.  Do not assume they will watch Tavares only, there are a few players that can skillfully play.

    Wish the Habs luck!

  7. Ian Cobb says:

    NEXT FRIDAY BOYS AND GIRLS

    2010 HIO Fan Summit Itinerary Nov. 5th and 6th in Montreal

     

    FRIDAY
    Nov. 5th, We are watching the Habs vs  Sabers game at Hurley’s Pub
    1225 Crescent St.  on big screen around 6pm. Name tags will be given out.

     SAT. morning, Breakfast will be at Chez Coras 1240 Drummond St. at 8:30am

     SAT.
    at 10;30 Bell Center tour and Habs Hall of Fame tour. The “Rockets”
    granddaughter Cathrine Richard is putting on the tour for us this year.

     

    SAT.
    at 2:45 Pregame meal and The Bob Gainey Children’s Foundation Raffle at The Baton
    Rouge Rest. 1050 Mountain St.

    Don’t forget to bring along something to
    contribute to the raffle please.

    Across the street at 7pm our Habs take on Kovalev and the Ottawa Senator’s

     

    After
    game celebration. We have the second floor of Hurley’s Pub reserved for
    us. And like every year our Gazette leaders will be there to celibrate with us.

    Everyone is welcome, so see you all in Montreal.

    » Read Ian Cobb’s HI/O Blog

  8. PrimeTime says:

    Any GM will tell you, a good trade is when both teams benefit.

  9. ZepFan2 says:

    Congrats to Halak for the great start. I hope he goes on to win the Vezina this year!

    With that being said, I hope Price goes on to win both the Conn Smythe and the Stanley cup this year!

    There, love for both Price and Halak. My work is done.

    ————————————————————————

    “Analyst: And I will say things you already know, five seconds after you yell them at your television.”

  10. jbroderi says:

    The only concern I have with Auld starting is if the boys get off to a slow start and give up a quick one.  If they can control the play like the other night and Auld gets in a save or 2, i think we can get Auld his first win with us, but a slow start and an early hole might change things.  I think Auld is a very servicable back-up.  There were a few years there where it looked like he might steal a starting job, but couldn’t keep up the pace.  I think 15 to 20 games this year will give him enough action to not be rusty.  If he can finish a little above 500 in nets, then he is a good pick-up!

     

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

  11. Willy the bum says:

    Here’s another Auld’s puns: Auld-oh!!!

  12. Chorske says:

    Haha, hey, you heard JM, Price is young, he can handle the workload, etc

  13. TommyB says:

    Komisarek…man, how far he has fallen.  From being behind the bench with the Habs coaching staff while re-habbing an injury, to being benched for the third period by…Ron Wilson.  Sometimes people make really bad choices, and it’s looking like both Komi’s decision to sign with Toronto, and Toronto’s decision to jump at his availability, were both among the not-so-wise variety.  Komi’s like the little kid in the neighborhood who got beaten up by the resident bully, and spends the rest of his days hiding around corners and in the bushes while walking home from school.  One tune-up from Lucic, and he’s never been the same.

  14. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Pull up your trousers and stop presenting yourself as an a… well okay, it would be a cheap avatar joke and your point is well made. The habs are a better team right now. May it still be so by february!

  15. Chorske says:

    Good post.

  16. Chorske says:

    Agreed. I might not have agreed back in July, and I certainly wouldn’t be agreeing if the habs were off to a losing start. But for now, I agree.

    It does confirm a few things, though, doesn’t it. How well Halak is doing, I mean. The anti-Halak crew don’t really have a rock to stand on anymore.

  17. Chorske says:

    But that’s a false comparison. The real question is, would we be better off with no Price, no Eller, but with Halak. And possibly no Plekanec. That is the real discussion. Asking us if we’d rather have Halak back than get a kick in the nuts is a bit silly. :)

  18. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Such pot stirring gone astray. Halak was a fine habs goalie, and he did a lot for this team. I wish him all the best. Price is a goalie who looks like he might be able to do a lot for the team, and I desperately hope for the best. It’s looking good now and we all want to be won over longterm.

    The team is fast and exciting, and with Halak in nets, the record would not be better. Gauthier’s gamble is looking good, and if Price can prove himself consistent over a season, then everyone’s a winner. I like Eller as a pick up and improvement on offence, and Price has been all you could hope for so far.

    The Halak trade may prove to be history or tragedy, but either way, it’s Auld news now.

  19. Chorske says:

    I can’t see anyone with fully functioning brain cells making that trade.

    We got Eller for Halak. Now you would consider reversing the trade, and thowing in Price AND White. Perhaps as a Stupidity Tax?

    Which GM was it said, quickest way to lose a hockey game is to listen to the fans?

  20. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    No one. Why do you ask?

  21. jbroderi says:

    haha, not trying to ruffle feathers, but just last month so many people were saying how gloomy it was with out Halak.  I was just trying get the point across that we’re OK without Halak!

     

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

  22. jbroderi says:

    this would never happen, nor would i want it to happen, but the scenario at least makes us think that we have some good pieces and that as good as halak is, I’d take Price and Pleky over Halak and whoever they could have signed for 4 million

     

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

  23. DearyLeary says:

    Seriously?  We’re tied for first in the conference and people still want to talk about this ish?

  24. light_n_tasty says:

    sar.casm.

  25. habber86 says:

    I think Theodore was already well on his way to withering and dying in Montreal before he left management no choice but to ship him out. I often think about the excellent calls that Gainey has made not to re-sign guys. People love to complain about who we don’t pick up, but that’s actually proven to be one of Gainey’s strengths…

  26. king ddd says:

    id do it for halak and backes or perron or oshie or  id add a pick and get halak and jhonson. btw that was  just to answer your question. but no id keep my boys

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  27. jbroderi says:

    who here would trade Price, Eller and White for Halak back??

     

     

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

  28. Matt_in_TO says:

    I can honestly say that’s the worst thing anyone has every called me.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  29. Sami says:

    Great album cover !!

  30. boneheadslanger33 says:

    Because you’re in TO and this website can detect and deter pot-stirring closeted Maple Leafs Fans…

  31. TheDagger says:

    Going out on a limb but I think there will be more than 7 other Habs fans…

  32. Propwash says:

    I think starting Auld is sketchy at best. Hopefully history won’t repeat itself.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  33. Bob_Sacamano says:

    I wish CET could move to eastern time for the games during the week. Yet 1 AM on a saturday or sunday is perfect.

  34. VancouverHab says:

    “We few: we happy few…”

    :–)

  35. AH says:

    Amen to that Timo I’ll be hoofing it here shortly too. The 7 PMers suck!

  36. JIMVINNY says:

    Damn my inability to detect sarcasm on the internet!!!!!

  37. CHsam says:

    Agreed. Its too easy to make him a scapegoat. He and Pleks are two guys you can use in so many situations. I think while we all fantasize for the big no.1 centre, we’re forgetting that we got some good pieces right now. I mean other teams not only have to worry about Gomez or Pleks, but also AK, Cammy, and Subban… and Markov etc.

  38. howtathor says:

    Theodore

  39. BJT says:

    If I’m correct, that would be what is known as a “reverse jinx”, yes?

     

    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy


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