He’s big, he’s bald

He’s beautiful.

Alex Auld makes 30 saves on Carey’s night off


  1. Matt_in_TO says:

    We heard ya the first 50 times


    – In Price We Trust

  2. lemess says:

    Wow – haven’t seen that many asses since the leafs game

  3. Bill says:

    If I win Lotto Max I will personally buy out Scott Gomez. No need to thank me, I’m taking one for the team.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  4. Matt_in_TO says:

    That could go down as the only good thing Bettman has done


    – In Price We Trust

  5. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Why is Mike Komisarek on the cover of Boone’s Guy Lombardo album?

  6. Exit716 says:

    Blame Bettman for the Halak trade. Bettman vetoed the Vinny to Montreal trade at the draft in June 2009.

    Price would have gone the other way along with Plekanec.

  7. dhenry1234 says:

    Thanks Bill

  8. jbroderi says:



    WOW, sorry about all those posts.  My computer at work sucks and it froze.

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

  9. Bill says:

    Not much to tell. Tavares says he played Subban over the past four years, and he hasn’t changed. Says he talks smack during games to try to distract players. Also says Subban will be one of the best defensemen in the league before too long, and that he always plays hard. That’s it in a nutshell, unless I missed something.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  10. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  11. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  12. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  13. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  14. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  15. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  16. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  17. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  18. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  19. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  20. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  21. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  22. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  23. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  24. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  25. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  26. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  27. jbroderi says:

    especially when their bird isn’t big!!  hahaha


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

  28. sag says:

    Great four habs fans preview….again.  GG’s high quality photoshopping is always funny and their writing is as sharp witted as it gets….unless you are offended easily….or your name is Mike Ribiero… 


    Hey Boone, I know you are into doctoring pictures on photoshop too…..how about a HIO monthly photoshop contest a la The Mercer Report. You could dangle some free tickets or guest appearances on your podcasts as prizes.

    Tonight I am keeping the remote in my hand for any McGuire chatter.  I cannot stand hearing him say JM’s name. 

    On another note. All the banter a few days ago about Montreal being above the Hockey cheerleader thing.  There are girls in the Molson Ex zone that get you cheering, frolic about, and wear sexy outfits.  Whats the difference? 

  29. 24 Cups says:

    Some people are uptight about Auld getting the start tonight.  Hey, he is the back-up.  Price can’t go for all 82 games.  Barring injuries, I think a 70-12 split would be great.  In that case, I think it would be a job well done.

    I loved Mike’s line about the Lotto Max.  It kind of puts Gomez’s insane contract in perspective (even though I’ve come to accept it as part of our reality going forward:-)

  30. habs001 says:

    we need the pp to function and secondary goals like last game…the goaltending has been very good and overall the d play and pk also solid…but without the pp there is a scoring issue and that can cause close games to go either way….we dominated the islanders yet it was only a goal game as their pp vs pk was +2..based on the games we could be 8-1 but we could also be 2-7…

  31. dhenry1234 says:

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

  32. notbigbird says:

    Every guy I know wants to keep his boys.

  33. 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.

  34. Willy the bum says:
    “Alex Auld against the Islanders: 1-3-1″
    Thanks a lot, Boone.  :(
  35. 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!

  36. Ian Cobb says:


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


    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

    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.


    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


    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

  37. PrimeTime says:

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

  38. 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.”

  39. 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

  40. Willy the bum says:

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

  41. Chorske says:

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

  42. 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!

  43. Chorske says:

    Good post.

  44. 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.

  45. 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. :)

  46. 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.

  47. 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?

  48. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    No one. Why do you ask?

  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. DearyLeary says:

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

  52. light_n_tasty says:


  53. 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…

  54. 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


  55. jbroderi says:

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



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

  56. Matt_in_TO says:

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


    – In Price We Trust

  57. Sami says:

    Great album cover !!

  58. boneheadslanger33 says:

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

  59. TheDagger says:

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

  60. howtathor says:


  61. Matt_in_TO says:

    Why is it that everytime I type http://www.habsinsideout.com in my address bar I’m directed to http://www.bluesinsideout.com?


    – In Price We Trust

  62. SoupStrainerMcPhee says:

    Poetic post!

  63. Hockey Socks says:

    Blues are one of the Original 12 teams and have had 14 Hall of Famers on their team at some point or another. Brett Hull rose to prominence with the Blues and he’s one of the most prolific scorers of all time. They were consistently competitive for over a quarter-century (winning 7 divison titles) despite never winning the Cup.

  64. longtimehabsfan says:

    Yours truly will be in the building tonight with 7 other Habs fans.

  65. PrimeTime says:

    I agree we don’t need a thug, waste of cap, but we do lack some size and as much as I enjoy our speed & skill game, a long playoff run will slow us down. Hopefully Eller or Benny will be able to fill space in front of the net by then.

  66. avatar_58 says:

    Hell until a few years ago I thought they relocated. No idea they still existed.

  67. nick says:

    Meh… Who’s spot is some thug supposed to take? We’ve had our Laraque… Thanks but no thanks.

  68. boneheadslanger33 says:

    How are the Blues one of the greatest franchises in the NHL?

  69. sholi2000.com says:

    Way to go Halak, I hope you and Walsh make a ton of money and enjoy your time on the one of the all time greatest franchises in the NHL :0

    Game Night

    Go Habs Go

    I hope the Canadiens fans at Nassau are nice and loud.

    They Call Me Shane

  70. jbroderi says:

    not quite as sketchy as starting price 82 games in a row!


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

  71. HardHabits says:

    You’d think he’d take boxing lessons, pump it up, get meaner, come back back for pay back. Not Komi. He’d rather hide behind the ref.

    We do need someone to protect Markov though. Somebody had to take out Cooke, allegedly clean hit or not. Same goes for Grabovski.

  72. mbplekfan says:

    Gainey’s luck holds as another cast off withers and dies.

    Souray, Ryder, Higgins, Kovalev, Komisarek…

  73. DearyLeary says:

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

  74. 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.

  75. 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. 

  76. howtathor says:

    I dont know if anyone has seen this graphic. Bring on the ice girls!



  77. avatar_58 says:

    That’s funny, I don’t think Markov would EVER be benched. Yet I seem to recall a bald fellow suggesting Komisarek boosted his numbers….

  78. Topham says:

    I was waiting hopefully for them to sign Robert Lang this summer to replace Moore to be able to trot out: Auld, Lang sign

    I look forward to the creativity of Burns fans tomorrow.

    Lions in Winter: http://www.lionsinwinter.ca

  79. Mr.Hazard says:

    Can’t believe I never thought of that: “Auld lang syne”. Beautiful.

    Tim Thomas is a machine, I don’t know why he lost his starting job last season, he’s been one of the best goalies in the league for 3 straight seasons.

  80. jbroderi says:

    Just do what Boone did.  Google Auld and it’s one of the first things you see!


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

  81. andrewberkshire says:

    He lost his starting job last season because, similar to Price, he couldn’t win at home, and he was being outplayed by the other goaltender on the team. Now Rask is going to have to deal with a sophomore slump of sorts and Thomas is apparently good again.

  82. DearyLeary says:

    Knowing Carey’s luck, Auld will stop 60 shot en route to a shutout creating yet another goaltending controversy.

  83. Lafrich says:

    Good for Halak. Who wouldn’t be happy for him.

    BUT, I root for Les Habitants.

    AND, I have not seen our team be this dominant in games (well, at least outplaying the other teams) this consistently for a loooong time. Even that first place club from a couple of seasons ago did not play this complete a game.


    I like this team WITH Carey Price.


    Go Habs Go!

  84. Bill says:

    Good for Jaro having such a great start, but at the same I don’t really care. I figured he’d do well, and he is. Luckily, the Habs and Price are also off to a great start … can you imagine what would be going if the team were struggling defensively?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  85. PrimeTime says:

    ….can you imagine what would be going if the team were struggling in “goal”?

  86. eyhp says:

    Komisarek should thank his lucky stars that he got benched so Lucic wouldn’t get another chance to beat the crap out of him.

  87. scrowe21 says:

    lol thats what I was going to say

  88. SlovakHab says:

    We should have kept Thomas!!!

  89. Hockey Socks says:

    Tomas Vokoun?

  90. jbroderi says:

    you should have kept out of Grandma’s cough medicine!


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

  91. SeriousFan09 says:

    Cue the sympathy parade and claims of bigotry on L’Antichambre.


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

  92. Ian Cobb says:

    He has to get on with life, I would take Pat Brisbois ahead of him.

  93. andrewberkshire says:

    Best news I’ve heard all day.

  94. Ian Cobb says:

    Islanders won’t be putting anything high glove side tonight.

    coaching move in a back to back game situation. We know their goal
    tenders positioning, but its a new look for them tonight. Nice move

    In the new parity league, coaching and adjustments can
    mean the difference. I am looking at another great skating game
    tonight. Close, but us by one.

    Fan Summit Updates–check the page

  95. JIMVINNY says:

    LOL.  I wouldn’t go that far, Ian…

  96. SeriousFan09 says:

    Ian’s a fan of a sharp haircut, he’s biased 😛


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

  97. Shiloh says:

    A – Alex Delvecchio, The Staal Brothers, Patrick Sharpe…AND….Tommy Pyatt and Alex Auld! 

    Q – Name a half-dozen good players from Thunder Bay

  98. jbroderi says:

    you from thunder bay?  I might have to move up there if my wife gets into med school next year.  Any good golfing?


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

  99. The_Salted_One says:

    yup   this city has its fair share of good players.   sharp and 2 staals have their names on the cup as well, which is pretty impressive for a city of 110 000 people 

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  100. punkster says:

    If they run PK tonight who will stand up for him? Would this be a “let’s see how the kid handles himself” moment or a “you go after one of ours and we go after all of yours” moment? Interesting. Something like this could be a defining moment for the individual or for the team.

  101. jbroderi says:

    just a question to the wise commetariat.  If Bobby Orr would have switched to forward, how many points do you think he could have gotten??  I know he was great on the rush, but he easliy could have done that from a centre position without worrying about the frantic back check.  He was a great defensemen as well, but one would have to think with all his weapons as a forward, he would have won the Art Ross by a mile every year. 

  102. Shiloh says:

    Bobby Orr was different. Before he blew his knees out he was the best, most exciting player ever. He used his spot on defence to wind up and go – so maybe he would have scored less playing forward. But no description does him justice. I think he was the best player ever, not just best defenceman. Doug Harvey was an amazing defenceman, probably the 2nd best ever, but Orr was unreal.

  103. JIMVINNY says:

    Boy, that profile picture of Auld really shows that his baldness isn’t by choice.  He still has plenty of hair on the sides of his head, but there is NOTHING on the top of his head.

  104. andrewberkshire says:

    Go Habs Go!

  105. Danno says:

    Only one camera. And could someone turn on the lights please?


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

  106. russianrocket27178 says:

    Hey, does anyone know a website that has hockey online other than Atdhe. I saw someone post the website a couple daysa go but i lost it.







  107. JIMVINNY says:

    http://www.myp2p.eu is a good one, go to the live sports tab at the top, click on the little TV to the right of the NHL Games Live Today row, and then pick a stream for the game you want to watch.

  108. Shiloh says:

    Is he giving Hammer a penalty for that?

  109. andrewberkshire says:


  110. joeybarrie says:


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

  111. Shiloh says:

    Tomas Jagr!!! Beauty.

  112. Matt_in_TO says:

    So much for “No Habs No”. 


    – In Price We Trust

  113. Danno says:

    Yep. He’s worth it.


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

  114. JIMVINNY says:

    Beauty.  That is what a Habs PP is supposed to look like.

  115. SeriousFan09 says:

    Worth every penny as usual!!!


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

  116. CBrady12 says:

    The PP was just a matter of time…its gonna get hot

  117. joeybarrie says:

    Should mention I meant Hammer set it up quick… Cammi’s shot meant Pleks makes the good move.

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

  118. PrimeTime says:

    How do Islanders leave Pkeks all alone??? wow

  119. Matt_in_TO says:

    They should have an in-house contest there called “Guess the number of empty seats”.  Why does Wong keep the team there?


    – In Price We Trust

  120. JIMVINNY says:

    There is absolutely no way you can convince me that that “hold” affected the play.  The islander wasn’t even trying to move.

  121. Matt_in_TO says:

    Are you questioning Chris Lee’s abilities?


    – In Price We Trust

  122. Keith says:

    Late getting in the catch the game and I see that piece of S**t Chris Lee is officiating tonights game.



  123. JIMVINNY says:

    Oh, Pouliot…  You try so hard, but nothing ever seems to work for you…

  124. Keith says:

    So how loud was the crowd when the Habs scored?

  125. joeybarrie says:




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

  126. andrewberkshire says:

    Auld looks pretty solid.

  127. JIMVINNY says:

    Good save.  Auld seems to be settling in.

  128. Shiloh says:

    Alex…….AULD! The kid from Big Thunder makes a nice save.

  129. since1988 says:

    1P 12:30

    Mark Eaton is crap




  130. Propwash says:

    Nice save Auld.

    The team looks pretty darn good so far.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  131. andrewberkshire says:

    Chris Lee has abilities?!?!?

  132. Former Jets Fan says:

    Bauld really showing us how he unseated Dan Cloutier in the ‘Couv 😉

  133. JIMVINNY says:

    Hard to say what kind of a trade off that it.  Our best winger, against their best faceoff man.  hm.

  134. MikeL says:

    Chris Lee reminds me of the warden on Shawshank Redemption.


  135. Danno says:

    Chris Lee reminds me of a constipated ferret with stripes.


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

  136. Shiloh says:

    Wow – the Islander guy committed half a dozen fouls on Pleks – and he gets 2 minutes.

  137. JIMVINNY says:

    I am actually going to have to give Lee kudos for calling that both ways.  He could have easily just taken AK for the slash.

  138. SUMO says:

    The Islanders announcers are calling benny “poulio”

  139. SUMO says:

    “am i being obtuse?”

  140. Keith says:

    He does look like a ferret-face doesn’t he?

  141. Danno says:

    Yes. Only less handsome than a ferret.

    Ferretman Ferretman. Does whatever a ferret can.



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

  142. andrewberkshire says:

    Loving Auld’s focus so far.

  143. JIMVINNY says:

    Ack.  I thought Josh had em.


  144. Propwash says:

    If he just got a bit more wood on that, it woulda been in.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  145. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Thats what she said.

  146. Shiloh says:

    My replay (RDS) showed Max outside the paint.

  147. JIMVINNY says:

    Now that is a bad call.  Wiz was giving Laps the can opener.  Not really Laps’ fault.  And of course, Rollie the goalie sells it like a champ.

  148. Keith says:

    Barely touched him. Not like he was pulling a Colton Orr or something.

  149. Propwash says:

    Was Rollie’s skates out of the blue paint? Or does that not really matter?


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  150. badangel says:
    1P 7:47:

    Markov buries that Cammalleri pass


    — Markov is playing? I just started watching?!?!

  151. JIMVINNY says:

    It was more of an “if” Markov were here to take that shot, he would’ve buried it.

  152. jbroderi says:

    think he meant markov would have buried the pass had he been playing


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

  153. Propwash says:




    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  154. Exit716 says:

    I would guess that the 2004 Calder Trophy nominees was one of the worst in league history. Ryder, Raycroft and Trent Hunter. Not a first line player among the three.


  155. MikeL says:

    How the eff was that stiff arm not a penalty?

  156. Matt_in_TO says:

    double post

  157. Matt_in_TO says:

    We don’t question the wisdom of Chris F. Lee


    – In Price We Trust

  158. badangel says:

    ahhh ok thx

    I was getting excited there for a minute 😀

  159. andrewberkshire says:

    Anyone else notice that Subban and Picard didn’t get a shift in the second half of the period? What gives?

  160. The_Salted_One says:

    Another great game by pleks so far. clearly the best player on the ice during most games! if him and his linemates stay healthy all season, he may beat his point total from last season. 

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  161. JD_ says:

    Auld lookin’ like the WD-40 took.

  162. SeriousFan09 says:

    Haha, just read the DGB piece for in-period entertainment.


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

  163. showey47 says:

    They were both on with 2:30 left in the first.

  164. Matt_in_TO says:

    Kind of funny that a team owned by the Molsons has the highest beer prices.


    – In Price We Trust

  165. petrov14 says:

    $9.72?!!!!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING???

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  166. petrov14 says:

    Is that Lyle Odeline???

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  167. danp says:

    Anybody else having problems getting the game on Center Ice? I’m on Dish and all I get is “Commercial break”. I missed all but 41 seconds of the 1st.


  168. punkster says:

    But they didn’t get big minutes (4:42 and 4:11 respectively) which I think is to keep the experienced guys on for the first bit until everyone is comfortable with Auld in net. And Auld is comfortable too. Just guessing here. They’ll play more minutes as the game progresses.

  169. The_Salted_One says:

    haha!!  yes it is. He was my favorite player when i was a kid. 

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  170. andrewberkshire says:

    I missed that, just seemed like Gill was on for nearly the whole second half.

  171. since1988 says:

    I’m from London and the Knights (home of Habs prospect JAred Tinordi) play at the John Labbat Center and beer there is somewhere between $9.00 and $9.75 i think (it’s been awhile since i was there) and they aren’t even an NHL team…#$%^!@# Beer companies

  172. andrewberkshire says:

    Auld looks sharp as a tac to start this game.

  173. Shiloh says:

    Eller – close!

  174. andrewberkshire says:

    PK does a great job drawing a penalty, love that.

  175. JIMVINNY says:

    Eller is going to have nightmares about that one.  And PK is a BEAST!

  176. Wops says:

    SUbban is a tank

  177. JasonM says:

    Wow, that was nice to watch Subban!

  178. HabsProf says:

    Eller is going to be a player, but he is starting to look like Gomez – someone who can distribute the puck, but who can’t bury the shot himself.


    Puttin’ on the foil.

    They brought their f____ing toys with them!

  179. petrov14 says:

    Yea, I loved that guy!!!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  180. The_Salted_One says:

    Defence are doing a good job infront of Auld tonight too. He doesnt have the big bodies in front of him so he’s seeing everything right now. 

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  181. JasonM says:

    Auld was ready for that. Well done.

  182. JIMVINNY says:

    Auld, nice.

  183. Danno says:

    All hail Auld!


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

  184. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Gosh Pouliot, how many times do you fall in a game? 10?


  185. habsfaninboston says:

    WOW! Auld stones him.

  186. Da Hema says:

    Pouliot. Blew a tire…again.


    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  187. petrov14 says:

    I think that just winked at me……  0_o

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  188. punkster says:

    He’s big, he’s bald…he stops breakaways.

  189. Keith says:

    Auld is playing the backup role very, VERY WELL INDEED!

  190. JD_ says:

    Subban has incredible inertia.

    Poolio has incredible Rollerblades.

  191. andrewberkshire says:

    A “PK, PK, PK” chant on Long Island. God I love Habs fans.

  192. andrewberkshire says:

    They’re not coming back on the net so I don’t mind. This isn’t Washington we’re playing.

  193. The_Salted_One says:

    i was thinking the same thing. like i said before, Auld is seeing everything right now.

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  194. Chuck says:

    I think that Boone’s still having a tough time getting over his Jaro-crush.


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  195. Exit716 says:

    Eller is another Pouliot in the making. Nice talent assessment by Gauthier again. Funny, how Gainey;s good buddy Doug Armstrong twice has received valuable assets from Montreal for pretty well nothing.

    Riberio for that joke Niiniima and Halak for some project from a hockey backwater.


  196. SeriousFan09 says:

    Oh good, the Director of Central Scouting was kind enough to log in and give his assessment.


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

  197. Shiloh says:

    LaSlowesse – a valuable asset? He’s in his 5th year of plodding…

  198. SeriousFan09 says:

    What is wrong with Pouliot? No healthy person should fall down that often for no reason.


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

  199. Shiloh says:

    The ice must be brutal – they’re falling all over the place.

  200. Wops says:

    and so yellow O_o

  201. VancouverHab says:

    Hey — let’s start a goalie controversy. Auld is great and cheap too…

  202. punkster says:

    Don’t laugh. Guarantee that will start before Xmas.

  203. JIMVINNY says:

    So much for protecting the stars.  Or maybe it’s just cause he’s a Hab, but they are letting the isles get away with murder against PK.  Someone needs to step up and give Tavares the same treatment.

  204. Keith says:

    Lee and whoever else with the non-calls, just remember it SHOULD go both ways, but we all know that it won’t.

  205. Habifax says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else think the pace of this game is much slower than the other night?

  206. habsfaninboston says:

    Ice is slow.

  207. andrewberkshire says:

    Way slower.

  208. Castor says:

    I tried ice skating for the first time just yesterday. True story, my wife bought me lessons for my birthday.

    It’s really really hard. That said, if someone paid me a million dollars a year, I’d figure out a way to stay on my feet.

  209. Danno says:

    He’s young. He’s hairy. His name is Carey.


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

  210. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Man, the Islanders need a new arena. What a crap place for a NHL team.

  211. SUMO says:

    Just remember the Habs had another big winger in the 90s that wasn’t a great skater, then traded him to the Fyers. John Leclair?

    The rest is history. Be patient.

  212. habsfan1001 says:

    Wy can’t we target somebody like Travaras

  213. Chuck says:

    “Alex Auld was good, especially on a couple long PP shots of the type that beat Carey Price Wednesday night.”

    Boone, do you mean screened and/or deflected?


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  214. andrewberkshire says:

    Nice dive by Tavares there.

  215. Keith says:

    What a dive that was.

  216. JIMVINNY says:

    That is a TERRIBLE call.  Tavares went after Gill who was just going for the puck.  How is it Gill’s fault Tavares can’t stay up when he runs into a guy that outweighs him by 80 lbs?

  217. HabFanSince72 says:

    A diver?

  218. habsfaninboston says:

    Did Tavares sell that or what?

  219. JIMVINNY says:

    Boone’s just doing his best to start something.  Slow comment night.

  220. Shiloh says:

    The Price Purity Police will get you every time.

  221. SeriousFan09 says:

    They’ve been going after Subban for half the game but we lay a finger on poor ‘ol John Tavares and…


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

  222. Mark C says:

    How was that interference? Chris Lee the master of calling non-penalties penalties, and penalties non-penalties.  

  223. nickster13 says:

    another phantom call

  224. Matt_in_TO says:

    Chris F. Lee


    – In Price We Trust

  225. punkster says:

    This otta be reeeeal interestin’.

  226. habsfaninboston says:

    What the F-Lee!

  227. habsfan1001 says:

    Here we go

  228. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Oh boy…5 on 3

  229. JIMVINNY says:

    This is horseshit.  They’ve been mauling PK, and then give him a penalty for the same treatment hes been receiving all game.

  230. Danno says:

    A FIFA World Cup caliber performance


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

  231. Keith says:

     F’ING JOKE!

  232. Shiloh says:

    Looked like interference by the Isles there.

  233. Keith says:

    Smart play!!!

  234. larisalapointe says:

    I thought you didn’t like Boone? Oh you like him more than Price. :)

  235. andrewberkshire says:

    Plekanec: best penalty killer in the NHL?

  236. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  237. Keith says:

    WHAT A PK WE HAVE!!! And Subban’s not bad either 😉

  238. Danno says:

    A great PK!


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

  239. Exit716 says:

    If he’s not nominated for the Selke it will be a joke.

  240. andrewberkshire says:

    Personally I thought it was a joke last year when Jordan “I’ve never accomplished anything aside from having a famous name and being on a good team” Staal was nominated.

  241. Wayne says:

    Riders on the Storm

  242. Wops says:

    No transition in this period…

  243. Bill says:

    Habs just getting killed this period (no help from the refs).

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  244. punkster says:

    Man, we are sloppy in our own zone sometimes. Shades of the past 3 years. Fortunately it hasn’t been as bad but these crappy clearing passes and banked shots off the boards are heart stopping.

  245. Propwash says:

    Get the eff outta the zooooone!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  246. notbigbird says:

    This is almost ridiculous.

  247. The_Salted_One says:

    spacek is not lookin good at all tonight. every time i see him on the ice, i get worried.   its like watching O Byrne a couple of seasons ago….

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  248. JIMVINNY says:

    Whoa.  This has NOT been a good period.

  249. andrewberkshire says:

    Martin better adjust his strategy a bit in the 2nd intermission because this is boring, terrible hockey, and we’re being dominated.

  250. joeybarrie says:

    I remember this game. Except last time it was Pre season and we were the team playing well……….

    We are getting killed out there. I just want to get out of this period.

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

  251. makka83 says:

    I will be amazed if we win this game!

  252. SeriousFan09 says:

    If this is how they’re playing tonight, what’s the home game going to be like after a night of travel? Ugh.


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

  253. Castor says:

    This team won’t play for AULD!

  254. ooder says:

    what a snore fest… very veyr boring game..

    good thing the isles suck lol


    88 is the new 23

  255. TomNickle says:

    I love Chris Lee.

    He either knows how bad he is and doesn’t care, in other words, non stop screwjobs. 

    Or he’s up Terry Gregson’s skirt.

    Either way, good for him, he must have inner peace.

  256. Keith says:

    The boys are skating in quicksand. When the hell are the Islanders going to have a new building? Or move to a Canadian city for that matter.

  257. ooder says:

    well with real ice to skate on and an actual audience.. it hink it will be a bit better


    88 is the new 23

  258. punkster says:

    No zip, no organization this period. Is it the Habs or are the Isles just jamming up all the lanes?

  259. TomNickle says:

    That’s good Jacques.  Spacek couldn’t tie up velcro shoes right and you come back with him from the tv timeout.  Good call.

  260. SeriousFan09 says:

    They let that happen by being smacked around for the whole period… Sad.


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

  261. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    I think we all saw that coming

  262. Keith says:

    I seen that comin. We need to kick it up couple notches.

  263. JIMVINNY says:

    Had to happen eventually.  Now we need some push back.

  264. Bill says:

    OMG, that Scotia Bank commercial … the one rolling through the decades with families watching games wearing various Canadiens sweaters? The first one has someone wearing #12 … Moore or Cournoyer? The next has someone wearing Gainey. The next has someone wearing Roy. And the last and latest has two people wearing Lapierre sweaters. Nice company Laps is in there. C’mon. Who wears a Lapierre sweater?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  265. Wayne says:

    Need a quick goal here

  266. Danno says:

    Guess what happens when you play not to lose?



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

  267. Shiloh says:

    20 minutes straight in our zone – had to happen.

  268. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Someone remind these guys that the Bruins have 3 (or 4?) games in hand, and that 1st in the Northeast won’t be handed to them

  269. larisalapointe says:

    This game ties with the NJ game for most boring.

  270. quentin_stuckley says:

    matt f. martin.

    so dubbed.  in our faces all night.  

    incidently. mike johnson is a very good color guy.  

  271. punkster says:

    That’s a bit of an overreaction. It was an excellent pass but Pleks didn’t have the shooter tied up.

  272. TomNickle says:

    Spacek could’ve tied his man up instead of letting him pass out in front.  Pleks at fault too.

    The way Spacek is playing there’s no way Jacques should’ve come back with him from the tv timeout.

  273. Wayne says:

    Wow, the ice seems bad, they’re flopping all over the place

  274. Bill says:

    Hey, I saw Gomez!! On a replay … missing an easy tip-in. But still, I noticed him.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  275. TomNickle says:

    Hal is such a savvy vet.  He knew his team needed that.

  276. The_Salted_One says:

    is that GILL fighting right now???    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  277. larisalapointe says:

    I take it back, Gill fighting?:)

  278. joeybarrie says:

    DId you see him giving a gift on a dish to GIONTA that was stolen by Rollie…????

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

  279. JIMVINNY says:

    It’s only 2 games in hand.  And they’re 3 points behind us. 

  280. Bill says:

    No, that was when I noticed Gionta …

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  281. punkster says:

    You’re wrong on the Spacek and JM observations but correct on the Pleks.

  282. Wops says:

    I want to see more subban


    Put him with Hammer already.

  283. Keith says:

    Big Hal stepping up for his teammates.

  284. joeybarrie says:

    Hall Gill is figthing??????????

    OK if the guys dont wake the **** up after this then they deserve to lose.

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

  285. punkster says:

    Gill? In a fight? Hal Gill? Our Hal Gill? He stood up for AK…wow!

  286. Bill says:

    Gill must be some kind of Buddhist.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  287. Bill says:

    What a butt-kicking. We’re lucky it’s tied.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  288. Da Hema says:

    That was an ugly period.


    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  289. The_Salted_One says:

    horrid…  just horrid… shots 13-4 for the isles.  habs need to do a much better job than that!!

     your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  290. Keith says:

    Lots of bad blood brewing now between these teams. I’m surprised we don’t have more of a history against that franchise.

  291. habsfan1001 says:

    Ttey are running us and not a damn thing we can do about it. In fact we won’t lay down a hit on somebody

  292. habsfaninboston says:

    That was ugly.

  293. SeriousFan09 says:

    Why take the 2nd period off, honestly? No urgency in anything they did, or coordination.


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

  294. Wayne says:

    I know Gill isn’t a fighter but he could’ve made more of a statement there by throwing a few more than that.

  295. Captain aHab says:

    The sad thing is that it won’t be Spacek sitting when Markov comes back…I feel for Picard whose been playing great.

  296. andrewberkshire says:

    Would like to see some jump in the third, especially from the Gomez line. Gionta is shooting, but he needs to start scoring ASAP. 1 goal on the year isn’t enough for him.

  297. Danno says:

    How can the first period be so decent and the second be crap just like that?


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

  298. JIMVINNY says:

    Captain Obvious strikes again!!!  Just kidding, I totallt agree.  Gomez needs to bear down.  He assumed Gio was going to tip that Moen pass, so he wasn’t ready when Gio let it go.  Inexcusable.

  299. RGM says:

    Over-under on number of times Pouliot falls down in the third period?

    Go Habs Go!

  300. Bill says:

    Hey, in the 21st century you can love whomever you want without feeling ashamed, but you still can’t spell “sickening” without an “E”.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  301. Former Jets Fan says:

    he’s just goading you into a comment

  302. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I can take 5 more years of Hamrlik.

    BUT I CANNOT TAKE 1 MORE GAME OF SPACEK. Please scratch this guy when Markov returns, not Picard, what a useless signing. He’s not even contributing offensively. He was brought in so the loss of Markov wouldn’t hurt that much. Gah…

  303. scrowe21 says:

    He’s just like MaxPac was last year.

  304. Castor says:

    While I agree that Spacek is playing horribly. He wasn’t brought in to help with losing Markov. He signed at the beginning of last season.

  305. Former Jets Fan says:

    I dunno Boone, I like the trade.  Gill isn’t gonna help with a go-ahead goal, and Martin was killing them with his intensity….plus he’s the goal-scorer tonight

  306. scrowe21 says:

    I dunno about any more years with Hammer.. but I couldn’t agree more about Spacek, I want him gone..buy out his contract..send him down and hope someone takes him through waivers..although I guarantee Picard will be scratched.

  307. andrewberkshire says:

    It’s getting very frustrating. I know Gomez is a late starter but Gio was on fire out of the gate last year, we need him to be better.

  308. Wayne says:

    I’ll put a dime down for “2”

  309. Bill says:

    “William”? Is that you, Dad??

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  310. Bill says:

    Oh, relax “Dawg” :)

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  311. HardHabits says:

    OK. JM needs to stop with the kid gloves with the vets.

    Spacek should sit tomorrow.

    Gomez and Gionta need to be separated and put Pouliot and Gionta with Eller.

    Could Pouliot be converted to centre?

    Isn’t Cammy’s natural position centre?

  312. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I know that, but in 08-09, when we lost Markov during a match in Toronto, Habs struggled mightily. Gainey signed Spacek so there would be more than just 1 puck moving d-man. But he hasn’t helped.

  313. Danno says:

    What the hell is DIAL-A-BUG?


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

  314. Castor says:

    Ah, good call. I should do my research.

  315. SUMO says:

    Good shift Max.Hes alive!

  316. JIMVINNY says:

    Lapierre had at least 3 hits on that shift.  That’s how he needs to play.

  317. Keith says:

    Auld is the only one keeping us in this game.

  318. Former Jets Fan says:

    Agreed about the kid gloves.  I’m a patient guy, but when The Mexican’t is getting outplayed by the #3 AND #4 centres, something’s gotta give.

    And Spacek can get a “therapy day” – no egos are hurt

  319. geo_habsgo says:

    Hey what do you guys think of this trade: Lapierre + Pyatt+ 3rd round pick + 365 000$ for Sidney Crosby?


    I think it is pretty fair, no? 😉

  320. JIMVINNY says:

    Re: Cammy at center, maybe once upon a time, but he isn’t anywhere near responsible enough defensively to play center for Martin.  Pouliot, though, I think he’s played a lot of center.  Problem is, he can’t skate.

  321. CBrady12 says:

    good lord its a tie game and you want to re arrange every line?

  322. Chuck says:

    That’s what you get when it costs $10/period to advertise on the boards.


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  323. JIMVINNY says:

    Zonopa was playing headsies with Halpern.  Kinda looked like he was nuzzling him.  Weird.

  324. Keith says:

    I really want Gio to score the next goal.

  325. Danno says:

    It’s a cockroach-killing company run by Bugs.

    Bugs — where are you?


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

  326. andrewberkshire says:

    Bugs called it!!!! Pouliot!!!!!!

  327. Matt_in_TO says:

    Now that’s an outlet pass!  Nice shot Benny!


    – In Price We Trust

  328. larisalapointe says:

    Auld is a good guy and a good goalie and a great big brother for Price, but he’s not playing more than a dozen games unless something out of the ordinary happens.
    I think you have post traumatic stress syndrome from last year. LOL

  329. zerolegel says:

    Ah! Benny!

  330. habsfaninboston says:

    Great passing and a great finish.

  331. joeybarrie says:



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

  332. JasonM says:

    OMG it worked again!

  333. JIMVINNY says:

    Pouliot thinking “please don’t miss, please don’t miss…  I DIDN’T MISS!!!!”

  334. win4ce says:

    Did anyone else yell NO when he passed to Pouliot? I will gladly eat my words!!!

  335. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Haha, I was thinking the exact same thing…..sadly.  Glad I was wrong

  336. HardHabits says:

    Does Gomez know how to do anything else other than pass to Gionta. I mean, is that his lone trick?

  337. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Benny puts on the jets!

  338. larisalapointe says:

    That’s the Benny we wanna see!!!!!!

  339. Keith says:

    Or Pouliot will do lol!

  340. Danno says:

    Pouliot the exterminator finally DIALS-A-BUG!!!!!!!


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

  341. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’d say Halpern is proving with that pass that Moore was not irreplaceable.


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

  342. SUMO says:


  343. zozotheclown says:

    Wow nice shot Pouliot! I would say put him on the 2nd line and maybe get them to not suck, but this Halpern/Pouliot/Darche line is doing really well.

  344. Wayne says:

    Holy crap, apparently Hell “does” freeze over

  345. Bill says:

    Phantom call??

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  346. JasonM says:

    Phantom call? I think so.

  347. Keith says:

    You c*&^sucker Lee!

  348. habsfaninboston says:

    Another phantom call by Lee.

  349. showey47 says:

    chris lee right on cue.

  350. Matt_in_TO says:

    I’d love to see Lee take a slap shot to the face


    – In Price We Trust

  351. JIMVINNY says:

    Get the puck OUT!!!

  352. andrewberkshire says:

    Auld deserves a ton of credit for sitting so long and coming in so strong.

  353. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  354. Chuck says:

    Nice. Auld making the most out of his first start. Me likey.


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  355. Wayne says:

    Jaroslav Auld

  356. Danno says:

    All in all you’re just another brick in Alex Auld.


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

  357. JIMVINNY says:

    Good back check by AK.  Saved a goal there.

  358. Chuck says:

    I’d hate to be in the 50/50 draw there tonight. You’d be lucky if you won your money back.


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  359. The_Salted_One says:

    not sure what to think about that colorful dancing house ninja commercial…

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  360. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Subban, what a beast, that’s 6 assists in 10 games.

  361. Danno says:

    Please everyone. Can’t we just get along? We have TWO good goalies. It’s a good thing. Let’s just accept it.


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

  362. JIMVINNY says:

    During the playoffs, a buddy and I had a game where we had to guzzle a beer everytime Darche dove to make a play.  It was good for at least two chugs per game, and I see Mr. Darche hasn’t changed a bit.

  363. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Man, Gionta just can’t buy a goal. 

  364. Castor says:

    Man I WANT HIM TO SCORE so badly. He came so close there.

  365. Keith says:

    The New Metro= Jeff Halpern

  366. Propwash says:

    As much as I liked Metro, Halpern is a definate upgrade.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  367. Bill says:

    … is Price sitting on the stairs??

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  368. joeybarrie says:


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

  369. andrewberkshire says:

    This team just keeps finding ways to win. I love it!!!

  370. Keith says:

    GIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Made that play though Moeman scores!!

  371. Danno says:

    Moen the grass!


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

  372. habsfaninboston says:

    Yes! Insurance.

  373. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    I think it’s safe to say the team has found a guy to stick with Gomez and Gio, at least for now

  374. joeybarrie says:


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

  375. Wayne says:

    We’ll take it

  376. HardHabits says:

    It’s about time. Well almost.

  377. JIMVINNY says:

    Tavares 2nd dive, and Lee’s 2nd time falling for it.

  378. Wayne says:

    Halpern takes a knee, smart play

  379. punkster says:

    Wow. Auld is pretty good. We have a tandem.

  380. Bill says:

    Chris Lee has been Tavares’s bodyguard all freakin’ night.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  381. DearyLeary says:

    Tavares is a diver because he’s a poor skater.

  382. Keith says:

    I’ll take that penalty Lee you asshole!

  383. Exit716 says:

    What a garbage franchise. Hey Wong, just move to Kansas City.


  384. habsfaninboston says:

    Auld —  1st star

  385. DearyLeary says:

    Keep in mind, it’s one game.  Also it was against a team that got a bit of a hot start that really should be finishing near the bottom of the conference, if not the league.

  386. Danno says:

    So, who gets the start on Saturday?


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

  387. HardHabits says:

    So who gets the start tomorrow? 😀

  388. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Price — 1st star

  389. Matt_in_TO says:

    Don’t go starting that…..


    – In Price We Trust

  390. Keith says:

    Great 3rd period and we found a way to score in the clutch. I got a feeling about this team.

  391. Exit716 says:

    Is anyone old enough to remember when the Islanders were relevant?


  392. Danno says:

    I’m calling DIAL-A-BUG


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

  393. JIMVINNY says:

    1st place in the NHL folks, for now anyways.

  394. Matt_in_TO says:

    I’ll never forget them knocking off the Pens in ’93. 


    – In Price We Trust

  395. JIMVINNY says:

    If he wins 5 of his next 11 starts, he will be; for getting rid of you!

  396. andrewberkshire says:

    Don’t look now, but at 7-2-1 Montreal has the BEST record in the NHL, without Markov. Who would have ever guessed this?

  397. notbigbird says:

    Unfortunately I remember the Trottier, Bossy, Potvin years too well. I was quite happy when the Oiler dynasty replaced the Islander dynasty.

  398. scrowe21 says:

    what happened to Kostitsyn on the last couple shifts?  they didnt have him out… did JM bench him because of the 2 phantom calls?

  399. 21BIGGionta says:

    Solid game by auld! So glad we got a good 2nd goalie..

    I didn’t like pouliot tonight (even if he did have a goal)

    My man Gio!!!!

    so ready for tomorrow night MARKYYYY

  400. Propwash says:

    Let the controversy begin!

    Seriously though, aside from a flat 2nd period, I’m really beginning to like this team….alot. Sure, there’s gonna be losing streaks, but hey, it’s hockey.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  401. Keith says:

    Oh yeah , I remember the free-wheeling 80’s. Great hockey, wish the Habs had won more than the one cup in 86 though.

  402. AH says:

    Dating myself here, but yup I am. Their dynasty teams were pretty rfeaking powerful from top to bottom. They had great coaching and GM. To this day, I don’t know what happened to them and why they’ve been so brutal for so long.



  403. Da Hema says:

    They won four Cups in a row for good reason.


    With the resumption of the NHL regular season, Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs can lead to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  404. PrimeTime says:

    Auld learned from Price

  405. RS says:

    I cheered for the Islanders over the Oilers the first year. But the second time, I sure didn’t want to see the Islanders win their fifth in a row. Those were painful years, especially since we had been so spoiled in the 70s (and well, every decade before!).

  406. SeriousFan09 says:

    Born the year after they won their last Cup so no.


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

  407. HardHabits says:

    I think a lot of credit has to be given to the coaching staff. If Auld can play like that in relief for 15-25 games that would be great. It’s one game though. He’s now 7-1 on 1st games with a new team. I wonder what his record on 2nd games is. 😉

  408. AH says:

    What was most painful to me was having to stomach the Oilers knocking off the Habs (and having to listen to all their fans), and then shortly thereafter going on their dominance..ugh!…that to this day is my darkest time as a hockey fan.

  409. Xtrahabsfan says:

    This one’s for you mutt….This just goes to prove anybody can be in nets for a Habs  win!!!

  410. Propwash says:
    “3P Break:

    Great: MAB on L’Antichambre. Wearing a sign: “Will take point shots for food””

    Classic 😀


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  411. cedjones says:

    I agree with Tavares diving. What a schmuck.

  412. Da Hema says:

    Road wins are sweet.


    With the resumption of the NHL regular season, Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs can lead to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  413. Ian Cobb says:

    Do you know how many times we will play in one goal games this year.??  The answer is most of them. The good news is we come out on top most times this year folks.

    Great game again, we are on our way boys and girls. This is going to be a fun ride this year for us.

    Maybe Mr. Auld gets the next start.?

  414. Former Jets Fan says:

    Has Bauld knocked Thomas out of 1st place in sv. %?

  415. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Nope. :\

    .968 for Bauld. He’s either 2nd or 3rd though.

  416. Da Hema says:

    Bauld is beautiful.


    With the resumption of the NHL regular season, Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs can lead to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  417. Propwash says:

    Habs have the longest win streak so far as well


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  418. saskhabfan says:

    unlike xtra,who is an inbred.

  419. larisalapointe says:

    Like last spring?

  420. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Don’t you have some  potash to get or a wheat fire too put out or a Praire sunset too wait for or a tree to plant  or Buffalo too milk or something???

  421. saskhabfan says:

    I haven’t seen too many wheat fires or buffalo in hamilton or montreal where i generally reside.Soon enough you will have an account to delete.  

  422. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    The auld bauld Auld stauld the mauld Isles even if Tavares fauld and bawld (and lousy Lee cauld) still Auld stonewauld the dirty bastauds.

  423. Danno says:

    The Isles bauld their eyes out after this one.

    Alex Auld is showing thoroughbred character.


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

  424. Former Jets Fan says:

    spoken like a true baker 😉

  425. MikeL says:

    Auld did what he had to. He certainly wasn’t spectacular by any means, but made the saves he needed to – all you can ask out of your backup!

    Good road win.

  426. andrewberkshire says:

    Agreed there, he was solid and the team was good enough defensively to make sure he didn’t need to be spectacular. Even when the Islanders were dominating in the second they just couldn’t manage to connect on anything.

  427. SeriousFan09 says:

    Pretty good outing for Alex Auld as a Hab, he’s now 7-1 for career starts with a team. Hopefully he can maintain as a good backup, Pierre Groulx seems to know what he’s doing as a goal coach and might help him along as well. Price seems to be doing well with Groulx and Groulx’s last student in FLA was Craig Anderson before he signed with and became COL’s MVP.


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

  428. SUMO says:

    Habs Penalty Killers were strong tonite.

    Other lines contributed to the scorings, Gomez line and Halpern’s.

    Marky comes back Saturday wat to do……..

    Our first 10-game segment 7-2-1


  429. habs365 says:

    Another good one guys, everyone may not be scoring, but playing as a team Habs are gonna win a lot of games. like the fans said, Auld is bauld and beautiful and he played one heck of a game tonight. the Habs have the goaltending and the team to go with it. different guys scoring tonight and that’s great…keep it going Habs.

  430. Your Mom says:

    My first comment on here have read the blogs on numerous occasions:

    liking Moen with Gionta and Gomez A LOT (even before the late goal).
    Moen will help them out along the boards and on the cycle to create
    scoring opportunities more than anyone else who has been put on that
    line. Hopefully the first and third period of tonight’s game is a sign
    of things to come!

    And great penalty killing tonight.

    And lastly Subban’s play on the Pouliot goal to control the puck and then lob it up….WOW…. I’m loving the kid…

  431. SeriousFan09 says:

    Prospects Update:

    Bulldogs: Fortunately low-scoring so less to summarize for me!

    Ryan Russell scored 2 goals in a 2-1 win for the Bulldogs over the Toronto Marlies, Peter Delmas in his 2nd career AHL game stopped 32 of 33 shots on the night for his first AHL win. Aaron Palushaj and David Desharnais each had the assists on both of Russell’s goals. Andrew Conboy recorded a fight.

    Boone’s Schaedenfraude alert (Patent Pending?): Toronto prospect Nazem Kadri was caught on ice for both goals for a -2 and was held pointless.


    D Morgan Ellis’ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles dropped a 2-1 game to Gatineau Olympiques and he was a -1 on the evening.

    C Louis Leblanc has his 9th goal of the season and for the 2nd time this season, scored the winning goal in the shootout for a 4-3 win for the MTL Juniors over Baie-Comeau Drakkar. He picked up a minor for interference and was 9/24 on his faceoffs. Extra bit, he was facing former Habs prospect Jason Missiaen (The 6’8″ goalie from the 2008 draft).


    Jarred Tinordi’s London Knights picked up a 3-1 win over the Guelph Storm, he was -1 with no PIMs. Oh and he’s not a Habs prospect, but hats off to LDN goalie Michael Houser for 41 saves on 42 shots.


    Not a lot happening, Mac Bennett got scratched from tonight’s University of Michigan Roster but as a project player, this is going to happen more than once and his being in the NCAA system lets the Habs keep him on without worrying about signing him inside of 2 years. Danny Kristo without a point over 2 periods of play for UND. He keeps getting forgotten for ice time, smuggle him to the damn AHL already. 

    Later tonight, full update on Brendan Gallagher’s quest to conquer the WHL.

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

  432. Yeats says:

    I have been too busy to take in this week’s games, but I like the results. The best thing about the Habs going on an early season run is that it has dramatically cut down the length of posts on average. For those of us with adult ADD, it’s a positive (Mike?) boon.


    Oops, spoke too soon!

  433. SUMO says:

    Look at where they have the Panthers!!!!

  434. Former Jets Fan says:

    Ouf! Edmonton putting the hurt on the Hawks.  6-3 Oilers at the start of the 3rd.  They’ve blown bigger leads than that I’m sure though.

  435. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hawks have managed some great comebacks, but Hossa out of the lineup is hurting them and Keith’s been overworked with no Campbell around to ease his minutes.


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

  436. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Thanks a lot for the updates, SeriousFan09, you’re AWESOME! 

  437. Former Jets Fan says:

    Did you bother reading his methodology?  (not advocating you do – I regret doing it)  What a waste of his time and ours.

  438. SeriousFan09 says:

    Do what I can :)


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

  439. soflohabsfan says:

    I love the fact that it was update on Tuesday oct 26th at 11:37 am and he decided to omit the win vs the Coyotes(at the time our record was 5-2-1 he put 4-2-1). What a tool.

  440. Danno says:

    Auld has risen to the occasion for such little dough


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

  441. Former Jets Fan says:

    you’re on fire!

    This must surely be the punniest half hour in HIO history.

  442. Danno says:

    Thanks, I kneaded that.


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

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