Josh Gorges on HNIC

In case you missed it, a customarily excellent Elliotte Friedman Inside Hockey feature on my man Josh Gorges.

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49 Comments

  1. the_larry says:

    I got a bit of dust in my eye after that. His parents must be EXTREMELY proud to hear all of that said of their son.

  2. KC64 says:

    A good feature and yeah… almost made me tear up….Josh has been a true warrior for us, and shame on those who scoffed at Bob Gainey for making this trade….do you miss Rivet now????

    Hopefully Josh has his big partner Gill back tomorrow night.

    GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

  3. Castor says:

    I still think GIO should be Captain. His leadership & experience is what makes him great. LOVE LOVE Josh and he should definitely be an alternate. You know what? As I was typing this I realized how great and important these playoffs have been to show how great our team is and where our weaknesses are. I’m very happy with this season.

  4. ShangaDoo says:

    Aww shucks, made me tear up a bit.

    Gorges is a good guy man.

    There are too many feel good stories on this team.

  5. SarahMc33 says:

    That is pretty much the cutest thing ever!!

  6. DLHABSNUT65 says:

    DLHABSNUT65

    Love the story…He’d make an excellent captain!!! His team mates love him!!

  7. SPATS says:

    He’s the admitted leader of the young guns, but defers to The other G’s for the veterans (Gill, Gionta, Gomez)

    lets bring this back tomorrow night
    OOH AAH – HABS ON THE WARPATH!

  8. longtimehabsfan says:

    Can’t get enough of this HNIC feature on JG.

  9. ths says:

    Great story !

    Heartwarming and powerful. It just shows you what a loving family can do

    For me the most powerful part was watching his mother on the couch at the end so excited and proud you could see her looking over at dad tearing up.

    I think the Habs will win tonight because Josh wants to make that call to dad after the game and tell him

    “We did it dad. We beat Syd”

    Ooh Aah Habs on the war path

  10. elenar011 says:

    Someone give this guy the “C” already. Can’t think of anyone else that would be more fitting.

  11. arcosenate says:

    That was great, he is something special, and he’s a straight shooter too.  I hope he shoots a few straight past Fleury tonight.

    It was interesting to hear the Pens had either the first or second pick for 4 years in a row.

    Even a moron like me would be able to build a contender with those choices.

     

     

  12. Richrebellion says:

    Dont forget that we also got pacioretty in that trade to top it off, that trade was amazing! Pacioretty is gonna turn out to be a really sick player too. 

  13. HABdriven says:

    Great feature!  JG is part of the reason why the Habs have been doing so well during the playoff season and why they will pull it off again tonight.  They have superb character guys like Gorges to help lead the team. 

  14. Hockey Socks says:

    Here’s hoping he stays a Hab for years to come.

  15. Plek-Andrew says:

    What a guy… since his second season, people have been saying he should be captain. I definitely agree with that!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpNvtpTtHNg

     

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  16. avatar_58 says:

    What an awesome story. Always liked Gorges since he first got here, his stock has risen with every year. This year he REALLY stepped it up with all the old guys leaving. Cherry I agree, I would LOVE to see a character guy like this as our Captain.

  17. Chuck says:

    With so many question marks and new players heading into this season, it was essentially one big experiment; I fully expected the young guys to get regular shifts all season, regardless of mistakes, to work along side the veterans and character guys to develop their games.

    We might have sucked this year, but it would have paid dividends for ’10-’11.

    _____________________________________

    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  18. showey47 says:

    Great story. I will be the first to admit when gorges came over i saw him as nothing more then a throw in and didn’t expect him to be in the long term plans. He couldn’t crack the top 6 and i believe a long term breezer injury gave him his chance to prove himself by getting the chance to play a regular shift hence allowed to develop as a player. Now,3 years later he has been on our #1 shut down pair with gill. Take note JM.

  19. VancouverHab says:

    Holy crap! We’ve gotta start claiming Don Cherry here (& Ron McLean for his closing comments.) “The real hero is Josh Gorges: he looks like Doug Harvey out there.”

    That’s the highest praise we can get! Go CBC.

    (Did I just write that?!)

  20. hipster says:

    love him! hard working and tons of heart! you make us proud HABS fans Josh! 

  21. danp says:

    Excellent – thanks for that Mike. Seeing the last bit with Josh’s dad with a tear in his eye says it all.

  22. RJ says:

    What a great piece on a great kid from a great family. So thrilled to see his development over the years.

    “My face is my mask,” Gump Worsley

  23. Shublips says:

    Absolutely awesome piece on what seems like an awesome guy.  That is the best trade Gainey made during his tenure: Craig Rivet for 1st round pick (Max Pacorietty) and Josh Gorges?  Wow, nice move.

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  24. Harani says:

    Such a good trade for Bob!

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  25. VancouverHab says:

    Bob is looking damn good right now.

  26. VancouverHab says:

    Gomez, Cammi, Gill, Gionta, Markov, Gorges in that order.

  27. VancouverHab says:

    I love it. Add Moen to that list too.

  28. VancouverHab says:

    No. (I don’t miss Rivet.)

  29. habber86 says:

    Boy. How you like the leadership on this team now compared to a few years ago? Simply aren’t enough C’s and A’s to go around what with Gorges, Gomez, Cammalleri, Gionta, Gill, Markov. All these guys are very deserving of a letter.

  30. Dintrox says:

    I disagree with Don Cherry on a lot of things but he’s right sometimes. He was right about Gorges and for showcasing the biased reffing during coach’s corner.

    December 4, 2009 – Elmer Lach’s jersey took its rightful place with the Rocket’s in the rafters.

  31. Dintrox says:

    Inside Hockey Don Cherry even Peter Puck are available at cbc sports.

     

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/stanleycup/video/

    December 4, 2009 – Elmer Lach’s jersey took its rightful place with the Rocket’s in the rafters.

  32. habnagoodtime says:

    Great piece…brought a tear to my eye. Somebody should show that video to Sergei to try to get him to understand the concepts of hard work and commitment. 

  33. VancouverHab says:

    No family grounding for The K Bros, alas. Great Canadian story, eh?

  34. Geoff F says:

    Beautiful.  It’s performances such as his that make the playoffs what they are all about.  Well deserved and earned Josh, he’s such a huge part of the reason we’re still playing.  Glad to hear he’s no longer the unsung hero.

    All heart and you make us Habs fans proud Josh!

    Go Habs Go….it ain’t over!

  35. Odie Cleghorn says:

    Well done Josh, Sprague would be proud of your heart, desire, and willingness to do wahtever it takes to win.

    Go Habs Go!

  36. likehoy says:

    josh gerges.

    - What if Jaro Halak’s hand was indeed shaking? What if you took the CHOKE out of Ovechkin? — History Will Be Made

  37. BC HAB says:

    At the end of the feature, Mclean mentioned how the penguins picked either 1st or 2nd overall for 4 straight seasons.  What a load of s%*t.  You know that the system is flawed when something like that can happen.

  38. BC HAB says:

    In those 4 straight seasons they picked Crosby, Fleury, Malkin, and Stall. That is basically their team.  I wonder what the Habs would look like if they could pick 1st or 2nd overall for 4 straight seasons.

  39. avatar_58 says:

    Whatever. We EARN our success, they get it handed to then.

  40. HabFanSince72 says:

    Our last top 4 pick was  in 1980.

    The Pens tanked for several seasons, and got financial bailouts from the rest of the league to keep them afloat.

    In a few years when Crosby and Malkin are gone and the team is not as good, those bandwagon fans will desert then once again, and they will be begging for bailouts again.

    Shit franchise. Shit fans.

    I’ll still be pulling for them against Boston or Philly mind you.

     

     

     

     

     

  41. habsoul says:

    I don’t care for the Pens, but I would be pulling for them against any team except the Sharks. 

    Twice in recent years the Habs were knocked out of the playoffs by the eventual Cup winner—Tampa Bay in 2003-04 and Carolina in 2005-06.

  42. VancouverHab says:

    That’s a great set of facts to keep in mind.

    We DESERVE to win…

  43. habsoul says:

    Great piece. Thanks, Mike.

    It’s a testament to Bob Gainey that the Canadiens have more than one player qualified to wear the “C”: Gorges, Cammalleri, Gionta, Gill, Markov, and Gomez.

    After Koivu, how many guys on last year’s team were “C” material? Markov. Gorges had not yet made his mark. I can’t think of anyone else. Kovalev wore the “C” on occasion but even the staunchest supporters of L’Artiste—and I include myself in that group—would admit that he was not cut from the leadership cloth.

  44. danp says:

    I would not be disappointed to see any of the guys you mention with a “C” and I can’t think of anyone on the current roster that I would add to the list.

  45. Chuck says:

    The most important thing for the Habs to remember is that they ALL wear the C on their chest.

    _____________________________________

    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  46. habsoul says:

    Yes, it says a lot about the team when you have so many that lead by example. Clearly, Gainey’s “reset” added skill and character to the team. 

    Regardless of what happens tomorrow night I am heartened by the team’s accomplishments this season.

  47. Danno says:

    Pound per pound, one of the toughest guys there is. All heart. We’re lucky to have him.

     

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

  48. Bryan says:

    We gotta resign him to a long-term deal ASAP and throw a letter on his chest.

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    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.


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