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Alex Auld makes 30 saves on Carey’s night off
We heard ya the first 50 times
– In Price We Trust
Wow – haven’t seen that many asses since the leafs game
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
That could go down as the only good thing Bettman has done
Why is Mike Komisarek on the cover of Boone’s Guy Lombardo album?
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.
WOW, sorry about all those posts. My computer at work sucks and it froze.
“I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB
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
especially when their bird isn’t big!! hahaha
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?
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:-)
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…
anyone feel like summarizing in english that article about PK being a trash talker?
Every guy I know wants to keep his boys.
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.
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!
NEXT FRIDAY BOYS AND GIRLS
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.
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Any GM will tell you, a good trade is when both teams benefit.
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.”
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!
Here’s another Auld’s puns: Auld-oh!!!
Haha, hey, you heard JM, Price is young, he can handle the workload, etc
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
No one. Why do you ask?
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!
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
Seriously? We’re tied for first in the conference and people still want to talk about this ish?
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…
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!::.
who here would trade Price, Eller and White for Halak back??
I can honestly say that’s the worst thing anyone has every called me.
Great album cover !!
Because you’re in TO and this website can detect and deter pot-stirring closeted Maple Leafs Fans…
Going out on a limb but I think there will be more than 7 other Habs fans…
Why is it that everytime I type http://www.habsinsideout.com in my address bar I’m directed to http://www.bluesinsideout.com?
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.
Yours truly will be in the building tonight with 7 other Habs fans.
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.
Hell until a few years ago I thought they relocated. No idea they still existed.
Meh… Who’s spot is some thug supposed to take? We’ve had our Laraque… Thanks but no thanks.
How are the Blues one of the greatest franchises in the NHL?
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
Go Habs Go
I hope the Canadiens fans at Nassau are nice and loud.
They Call Me Shane
not quite as sketchy as starting price 82 games in a row!
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.
Gainey’s luck holds as another cast off withers and dies.
Souray, Ryder, Higgins, Kovalev, Komisarek…
Yep, it was like breaking a puppy’s spirit. Now he just mopes around the ice and picks up his paycheck.
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.
I think starting Auld is sketchy at best. Hopefully history won’t repeat itself.
Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat.
I dont know if anyone has seen this graphic. Bring on the ice girls!
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….
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.
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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.
Just do what Boone did. Google Auld and it’s one of the first things you see!
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.
Knowing Carey’s luck, Auld will stop 60 shot en route to a shutout creating yet another goaltending controversy.
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!
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?
….can you imagine what would be going if the team were struggling in “goal”?
Komisarek should thank his lucky stars that he got benched so Lucic wouldn’t get another chance to beat the crap out of him.
lol thats what I was going to say
We should have kept Thomas!!!
you should have kept out of Grandma’s cough medicine!
MAB – The Habs don’t want me. (Link Below)
Cue the sympathy parade and claims of bigotry on L’Antichambre.
– I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
He has to get on with life, I would take Pat Brisbois ahead of him.
Best news I’ve heard all day.
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
LOL. I wouldn’t go that far, Ian…
Ian’s a fan of a sharp haircut, he’s biased 😛
A – Alex Delvecchio, The Staal Brothers, Patrick Sharpe…AND….Tommy Pyatt and Alex Auld!
Q – Name a half-dozen good players from Thunder Bay
you from thunder bay? I might have to move up there if my wife gets into med school next year. Any good golfing?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only one camera. And could someone turn on the lights please?
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
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.
READ THIS ARTICLE
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.
Is he giving Hammer a penalty for that?
There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…
Tomas Jagr!!! Beauty.
So much for “No Habs No”.
Yep. He’s worth it.
Beauty. That is what a Habs PP is supposed to look like.
Worth every penny as usual!!!
The PP was just a matter of time…its gonna get hot
Should mention I meant Hammer set it up quick… Cammi’s shot meant Pleks makes the good move.
How do Islanders leave Pkeks all alone??? wow
They should have an in-house contest there called “Guess the number of empty seats”. Why does Wong keep the team there?
There is absolutely no way you can convince me that that “hold” affected the play. The islander wasn’t even trying to move.
Are you questioning Chris Lee’s abilities?
Late getting in the catch the game and I see that piece of S**t Chris Lee is officiating tonights game.
Oh, Pouliot… You try so hard, but nothing ever seems to work for you…
So how loud was the crowd when the Habs scored?
WITH THAT POWER PLAY GOAL WE ARE NOW STILL DEAD LAST PLACE IN THE NHL….
Cmon Markov…. CANT WAIT TILL TOMORROW.
YET SO FAR ENJOYING TONIGHT…
Auld looks pretty solid.
Good save. Auld seems to be settling in.
Alex…….AULD! The kid from Big Thunder makes a nice save.
Mark Eaton is crap
Mark Eaton is crap
Nice save Auld.
The team looks pretty darn good so far.
Chris Lee has abilities?!?!?
Bauld really showing us how he unseated Dan Cloutier in the ‘Couv 😉
Hard to say what kind of a trade off that it. Our best winger, against their best faceoff man. hm.
Chris Lee reminds me of the warden on Shawshank Redemption.
Chris Lee reminds me of a constipated ferret with stripes.
Wow – the Islander guy committed half a dozen fouls on Pleks – and he gets 2 minutes.
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.
The Islanders announcers are calling benny “poulio”
“am i being obtuse?”
He does look like a ferret-face doesn’t he?
Yes. Only less handsome than a ferret.
Ferretman Ferretman. Does whatever a ferret can.
Loving Auld’s focus so far.
Ack. I thought Josh had em.
If he just got a bit more wood on that, it woulda been in.
Thats what she said.
My replay (RDS) showed Max outside the paint.
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.
Barely touched him. Not like he was pulling a Colton Orr or something.
Was Rollie’s skates out of the blue paint? Or does that not really matter?
Markov buries that Cammalleri pass
— Markov is playing? I just started watching?!?!
It was more of an “if” Markov were here to take that shot, he would’ve buried it.
think he meant markov would have buried the pass had he been playing
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.
How the eff was that stiff arm not a penalty?
We don’t question the wisdom of Chris F. Lee
ahhh ok thx
I was getting excited there for a minute 😀
Anyone else notice that Subban and Picard didn’t get a shift in the second half of the period? What gives?
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.
Auld lookin’ like the WD-40 took.
Haha, just read the DGB piece for in-period entertainment.
They were both on with 2:30 left in the first.
Kind of funny that a team owned by the Molsons has the highest beer prices.
$9.72?!!!!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING???
______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.
Is that Lyle Odeline???
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.
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.
haha!! yes it is. He was my favorite player when i was a kid.
I missed that, just seemed like Gill was on for nearly the whole second half.
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
Auld looks sharp as a tac to start this game.
Eller – close!
PK does a great job drawing a penalty, love that.
Eller is going to have nightmares about that one. And PK is a BEAST!
SUbban is a tank
Wow, that was nice to watch Subban!
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!
Except for the juicy rebounds into the slot.
Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.
Yea, I loved that guy!!!
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.
Auld was ready for that. Well done.
All hail Auld!
Gosh Pouliot, how many times do you fall in a game? 10?
NICE SAVE AULD!
WOW! Auld stones him.
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
I think that just winked at me…… 0_o
He’s big, he’s bald…he stops breakaways.
Auld is playing the backup role very, VERY WELL INDEED!
Subban has incredible inertia.
Poolio has incredible Rollerblades.
A “PK, PK, PK” chant on Long Island. God I love Habs fans.
Rollerblades on ice. That might explain things.
They’re not coming back on the net so I don’t mind. This isn’t Washington we’re playing.
i was thinking the same thing. like i said before, Auld is seeing everything right now.
I think that Boone’s still having a tough time getting over his Jaro-crush.
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.
Oh good, the Director of Central Scouting was kind enough to log in and give his assessment.
LaSlowesse – a valuable asset? He’s in his 5th year of plodding…
What is wrong with Pouliot? No healthy person should fall down that often for no reason.
Benny needs to sharpen his skates. really.
The ice must be brutal – they’re falling all over the place.
and so yellow O_o
Hey — let’s start a goalie controversy. Auld is great and cheap too…
Don’t laugh. Guarantee that will start before Xmas.
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.
Lee and whoever else with the non-calls, just remember it SHOULD go both ways, but we all know that it won’t.
Is it just me or does anyone else think the pace of this game is much slower than the other night?
Ice is slow.
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.
He’s young. He’s hairy. His name is Carey.
Man, the Islanders need a new arena. What a crap place for a NHL team.
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.
Wy can’t we target somebody like Travaras
“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?
Nice dive by Tavares there.
What a dive that was.
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?
Did Tavares sell that or what?
Boone’s just doing his best to start something. Slow comment night.
The Price Purity Police will get you every time.
They’ve been going after Subban for half the game but we lay a finger on poor ‘ol John Tavares and…
How was that interference? Chris Lee the master of calling non-penalties penalties, and penalties non-penalties.
another phantom call
Chris F. Lee
This otta be reeeeal interestin’.
What the F-Lee!
Here we go
Oh boy…5 on 3
This is horseshit. They’ve been mauling PK, and then give him a penalty for the same treatment hes been receiving all game.
A FIFA World Cup caliber performance
Looked like interference by the Isles there.
I thought you didn’t like Boone? Oh you like him more than Price.
Plekanec: best penalty killer in the NHL?
SOLID PK – GOOD JOB AULD!
WHAT A PK WE HAVE!!! And Subban’s not bad either 😉
A great PK!
If he’s not nominated for the Selke it will be a joke.
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.
Riders on the Storm
No transition in this period…
Habs just getting killed this period (no help from the refs).
Just three shots, I think.
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.
Get the eff outta the zooooone!
This is almost ridiculous.
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….
Whoa. This has NOT been a good period.
Martin better adjust his strategy a bit in the 2nd intermission because this is boring, terrible hockey, and we’re being dominated.
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.
I will be amazed if we win this game!
If this is how they’re playing tonight, what’s the home game going to be like after a night of travel? Ugh.
This team won’t play for AULD!
what a snore fest… very veyr boring game..
good thing the isles suck lol
88 is the new 23
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.
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.
well with real ice to skate on and an actual audience.. it hink it will be a bit better
No zip, no organization this period. Is it the Habs or are the Isles just jamming up all the lanes?
That’s good Jacques. Spacek couldn’t tie up velcro shoes right and you come back with him from the tv timeout. Good call.
They let that happen by being smacked around for the whole period… Sad.
I think we all saw that coming
I seen that comin. We need to kick it up couple notches.
Had to happen eventually. Now we need some push back.
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?
Need a quick goal here
Guess what happens when you play not to lose?
20 minutes straight in our zone – had to happen.
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
Well, that sucked.
This game ties with the NJ game for most boring.
matt f. martin.
so dubbed. in our faces all night.
incidently. mike johnson is a very good color guy.
That’s a bit of an overreaction. It was an excellent pass but Pleks didn’t have the shooter tied up.
Had to go with the french guy. 😉
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.
Wow, the ice seems bad, they’re flopping all over the place
Hey, I saw Gomez!! On a replay … missing an easy tip-in. But still, I noticed him.
Hal is such a savvy vet. He knew his team needed that.
is that GILL fighting right now??? your friendly neighborhood Salted One
I take it back, Gill fighting?:)
DId you see him giving a gift on a dish to GIONTA that was stolen by Rollie…????
It’s only 2 games in hand. And they’re 3 points behind us.
No, that was when I noticed Gionta …
You’re wrong on the Spacek and JM observations but correct on the Pleks.
I want to see more subban
Put him with Hammer already.
Big Hal stepping up for his teammates.
Hall Gill is figthing??????????
OK if the guys dont wake the **** up after this then they deserve to lose.
Gill? In a fight? Hal Gill? Our Hal Gill? He stood up for AK…wow!
Gill must be some kind of Buddhist.
What a butt-kicking. We’re lucky it’s tied.
That was an ugly period.
horrid… just horrid… shots 13-4 for the isles. habs need to do a much better job than that!!
your friendly neighborhood Salted One
Lots of bad blood brewing now between these teams. I’m surprised we don’t have more of a history against that franchise.
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
That was ugly.
Why take the 2nd period off, honestly? No urgency in anything they did, or coordination.
I know Gill isn’t a fighter but he could’ve made more of a statement there by throwing a few more than that.
The sad thing is that it won’t be Spacek sitting when Markov comes back…I feel for Picard whose been playing great.
That was like the anti-first period.
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.
How can the first period be so decent and the second be crap just like that?
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.
Over-under on number of times Pouliot falls down in the third period?
Hey, in the 21st century you can love whomever you want without feeling ashamed, but you still can’t spell “sickening” without an “E”.
he’s just goading you into a comment
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…
He’s just like MaxPac was last year.
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.
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
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.
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.
I’ll put a dime down for “2”
“William”? Is that you, Dad??
Oh, relax “Dawg”
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?
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.
What the hell is DIAL-A-BUG?
Ah, good call. I should do my research.
Good shift Max.Hes alive!
Lapierre had at least 3 hits on that shift. That’s how he needs to play.
Auld is the only one keeping us in this game.
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
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? 😉
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.
good lord its a tie game and you want to re arrange every line?
That’s what you get when it costs $10/period to advertise on the boards.
Zonopa was playing headsies with Halpern. Kinda looked like he was nuzzling him. Weird.
I really want Gio to score the next goal.
It’s a cockroach-killing company run by Bugs.
Bugs — where are you?
Bugs called it!!!! Pouliot!!!!!!
Now that’s an outlet pass! Nice shot Benny!
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
Great passing and a great finish.
POULIOT POULIOT PUOLIOT POULET POULET……………………. I LOVE IT
IM SO HAPPY
OMG it worked again!
Pouliot thinking “please don’t miss, please don’t miss… I DIDN’T MISS!!!!”
Did anyone else yell NO when he passed to Pouliot? I will gladly eat my words!!!
Haha, I was thinking the exact same thing…..sadly. Glad I was wrong
Does Gomez know how to do anything else other than pass to Gionta. I mean, is that his lone trick?
Benny puts on the jets!
That’s the Benny we wanna see!!!!!!
Or Pouliot will do lol!
Pouliot the exterminator finally DIALS-A-BUG!!!!!!!
I’d say Halpern is proving with that pass that Moore was not irreplaceable.
Nice hands on Benny!
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.
Holy crap, apparently Hell “does” freeze over
Phantom call? I think so.
You c*&^sucker Lee!
Another phantom call by Lee.
chris lee right on cue.
I’d love to see Lee take a slap shot to the face
Get the puck OUT!!!
Auld deserves a ton of credit for sitting so long and coming in so strong.
YES POULIOT REDEEM YOURSELF.
Nice. Auld making the most out of his first start. Me likey.
All in all you’re just another brick in Alex Auld.
Good back check by AK. Saved a goal there.
Gio missed that by a hair.
I’d hate to be in the 50/50 draw there tonight. You’d be lucky if you won your money back.
not sure what to think about that colorful dancing house ninja commercial…
Subban, what a beast, that’s 6 assists in 10 games.
Please everyone. Can’t we just get along? We have TWO good goalies. It’s a good thing. Let’s just accept it.
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.
Man, Gionta just can’t buy a goal.
Man I WANT HIM TO SCORE so badly. He came so close there.
The New Metro= Jeff Halpern
As much as I liked Metro, Halpern is a definate upgrade.
… is Price sitting on the stairs??
THE LINE WILL TAKE ANY WAY THEY CAN…………….IT STARTS HERE
This team just keeps finding ways to win. I love it!!!
GIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Made that play though Moeman scores!!
Moen the grass!
I think it’s safe to say the team has found a guy to stick with Gomez and Gio, at least for now
CMON CAMMI EMPTY NETTER FOR MY POOL
We’ll take it
It’s about time. Well almost.
Great rate on that insurance!
Tavares 2nd dive, and Lee’s 2nd time falling for it.
Halpern takes a knee, smart play
Wow. Auld is pretty good. We have a tandem.
Chris Lee has been Tavares’s bodyguard all freakin’ night.
Tavares is a diver because he’s a poor skater.
I’ll take that penalty Lee you asshole!
What a garbage franchise. Hey Wong, just move to Kansas City.
Auld — 1st star
Bah. Halak would have had a shutout.
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.
So, who gets the start on Saturday?
So who gets the start tomorrow? 😀
Price — 1st star
Don’t go starting that…..
Great 3rd period and we found a way to score in the clutch. I got a feeling about this team.
Is anyone old enough to remember when the Islanders were relevant?
I’m calling DIAL-A-BUG
1st place in the NHL folks, for now anyways.
I’ll never forget them knocking off the Pens in ’93.
If he wins 5 of his next 11 starts, he will be; for getting rid of you!
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?
Unfortunately I remember the Trottier, Bossy, Potvin years too well. I was quite happy when the Oiler dynasty replaced the Islander dynasty.
what happened to Kostitsyn on the last couple shifts? they didnt have him out… did JM bench him because of the 2 phantom calls?
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
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.
Oh yeah , I remember the free-wheeling 80’s. Great hockey, wish the Habs had won more than the one cup in 86 though.
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.
They won four Cups in a row for good reason.
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Auld learned from Price
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!).
Born the year after they won their last Cup so no.
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. 😉
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.
This one’s for you mutt….This just goes to prove anybody can be in nets for a Habs win!!!
Great: MAB on L’Antichambre. Wearing a sign: “Will take point shots for food””
I agree with Tavares diving. What a schmuck.
Road wins are sweet.
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.?
Has Bauld knocked Thomas out of 1st place in sv. %?
.968 for Bauld. He’s either 2nd or 3rd though.
.968. Not a bad start.
Bauld is beautiful.
Habs have the longest win streak so far as well
unlike xtra,who is an inbred.
Like last spring?
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???
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.
The auld bauld Auld stauld the mauld Isles even if Tavares fauld and bawld (and lousy Lee cauld) still Auld stonewauld the dirty bastauds.
The Isles bauld their eyes out after this one.
Alex Auld is showing thoroughbred character.
spoken like a true baker 😉
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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…
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 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!
Look at where they have the Panthers!!!!
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.
From TSN: NHL Power Rankings: NYI #9, MTL #17
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.
Thanks a lot for the updates, SeriousFan09, you’re AWESOME!
Did you bother reading his methodology? (not advocating you do – I regret doing it) What a waste of his time and ours.
Do what I can
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.
Auld has risen to the occasion for such little dough
you’re on fire!
This must surely be the punniest half hour in HIO history.
Thanks, I kneaded that.
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