Kings of the road

A sweep of the south. 

How good is Carey Price?


  1. ZepFan2 says:


    ———————————————————————— “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.” ~Serge Savard~

  2. Castor says:

    I was thinking the same thing! I think Halpern can do what Pouliot does on the 4th line and Poulioy would fit better with Cammy and Pleks

  3. 100HABS says:

    LOL – thanks for that. Although now I feel guilty laughing. That must have hurt…

  4. Danno says:

    If Andrei = Kurly Gomez = Shemp?


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

  5. 100HABS says:

    To all those saying “win this game, lose that game, to  meet this team for the playoffs” please cool your jets. There are 17 games left to play and we’re 6 points from Boston. We can still take the 1st in the division. Plus all the other teams are going to move around a lot – it is WAY too early to imagine who’s playing who.

    Last year, our opponent was decided on the last day of regular season. I foresee a similar end to this season.

    So There.

  6. Rugger says:

    The almighty flyers have now lost 3 in a row.

  7. kempie says:

    Including to the Leaves. Every team goes through rough patches – every team. The key is to get it over with before March/April. Winning in the playoffs has a lot to do with getting hot at the right time.

  8. Mr. Habs says:

    Mara comes back here &  he is an healhty scratch. WTF? Weber should be sent back down, he doesn’t belong with the big boys.

  9. Shiloh says:

    Don’t agree. Weber has been here all year, playing a lot and improving. He may be one of our PP pointmen of the future. He will be inexpensive for the next few years and could round into a Streit-like defenceman.

  10. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Boone, I have an idea. As Habs Inside/Out is a spin-off of the Gazette, it should have its own Gomez Inside/Out spin-off to siphon off all the monotonous garbage. Surely it would be a hit, but may present a danger to the the continued success of this site. Still, I think it should be investigated…

  11. Propwash says:

    Pic test.

    Wewt! it works!

  12. obrien says:

    Pouliot has all the tools.  But he is missing some hockey sense.  He is not a bona fide Top-6.  He looks like one even less frequently then AndreiK.  Yet, doesn’t get bashed on… 


  13. jimhasbeen says:

    agreed.  i’m still hoping for the presidents trophy!

  14. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Well in his defense, I wouldn’t expect him to be bashed. He was traded for in exchange for junk. And makes less money. i do think he has become fairly consistent though. Good chance next year he will be a 20 goal, 20 assist guy, good forechecking and backchecking, reasonable physical presence, fall down a lot, with an annual beatdown of an opposing player.

  15. Mr. Habs says:

    This team needs D with size …

  16. obrien says:

    Gomez bashing is so Halak/Price circa 2010. 


    Almost all stop believing in Price in 2010. 


    Gomez doesn’t have the upside, but he can be very useful.  This year, we need him.  We need to get behind him, not boo him.  This year, there is not a bona fine 2nd line center other then him.  Don’t make me laugh about DD and Eller:  I actually think Eller will be better then Plek in 2-3 years.  But this year, he is not ready.  Nor is DD.


    The offseason it will be another story.  But in the meantime, get ahold of yourselves.  Gomez is here to stay.


  17. obrien says:

    Weber belongs in the NHL, no doubt about it.  but getting 2 Right handed D via trades + Subban, he is the 4th RD in the depth charts.

    As long as he doesn’t lose confidence playing on the Left side, he can finish the season there.  With a rotation with Mara/Picard as the 7th-8th D.

    But comes playoff times, with Spacek back, he is the man out.




    That 3rd line is a little slow, but they should do fine in the playoffs.

  18. obrien says:

    It’s hard to see where he fits in next year.  But I do agree on something about him that I liked this year: his fights; and that one punch on Kreji!

    Still, takes too many mental mistakes in a game for my taste.  And the falling down part is so surprising for a player of his caliber.


    I don’t think there is much more upside in him then what we saw.  And I would take AndreiK before him in a heartbeat.

  19. EricInStL says:

    Right now who would be the odds on favorites for the Cup ?

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  20. jimhasbeen says:

    i grant you that, he is missing some sense.

    however, given a week of playing time, what line would produce more points?

    pleks/cammy/pouliot?  (the PCP line)


    pleks/cammy/halpern? (the chronological line)


    halpern needs to be on the 3rd or 4th, checking and winning faceoffs, what he’s done and been successful at his whole career.

    i just don’t get why jacques thinks he can transform career checkers into 1st line scoring threats, just by switching lines.  when has it ever worked?

  21. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    I am with you. My post comes out of boredom and annoyance with the constant bashing.

    I like both Desharnais and Eller alot, but as you were alluding to, look at this way…

    Game 7 of a playoff series, late in a close game… who do you want on the ice? Gomez or one of those two? Anyone who says Eller or Desharnais is a liar or just foolish.

  22. avatar_58 says:

    I disagree, Weber is the future here not Mara. I like Mara and he’s been good physically since he came back, but Weber *should* be the one playing more games. Sopel, Mara and Picard are switchable.

  23. obrien says:

    A lot of foolish people around here.

  24. obrien says:

    Weber doesn’t play soft.  He plays bigger then his size.


    I have no issue with his size.


  25. HardHabits says:

    Gomez is one of the last legitimate topics for the incessant whining crowd to latch onto. Since Price has trumped Halak the Gomez topic is the last bastion with which people can take out their own personal petty frustrations on.

    It’s painfully obvious that he’s having a bad season. But I’ve only witnessed a few games where he was patently awful. It doesn’t matter because people attach unrealistic and unattainable expectations on Gomez largely due to his cap hit.

    It’s also a means by which people can push their anti-JM and BG agenda.

    Mind you had the Habs drafted better or had become sellers in the past and acquired talent that way all this would be moot. :)

  26. punkster says:

    And therein lies the marvellous aspect of the NHL. Drop any or all of those 3 teams from the serious contender list and who takes their place? Think last year Caps, Pens, etc in the east…


  27. EricInStL says:

    I still have doubts on Vancouver. SJ is very impressive but we all know their history.

    I want to lay some $$ down, at 35 to 1 Calgary, seems interesting.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  28. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Maybe he has an inner ear problem…

    Last year he had another good one where he gave larger and stronger Redden a good run for his money. I was impressed.

  29. SeriousFan09 says:

    PHI, despite their recent trouble. Serious Contenders, Red Wings and Canucks. After that, anyone’s game if those three drop.


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

  30. Wayne says:

    The fear is not unfounded. Simple answer; we’ve had their number for eons. I look at it this way, New Jersey’s had our number for years and when I watch a NJ/Hab game, I always think they’ll burn us – some way. somehow. The difference is, Boston’s worries are based on a longer history. Karma’s a bitch.

  31. kevin m says:

    I would like to see Carey Price win the Hart Trophy.

    If he continues to play the way he has for the remainder of the season he makes a strong case.

  32. matraque says:

    2$ MAB scores if he plays tonight.


    Canadien en 5! Never go Full Retard

  33. jbroderi says:

    given how certain teams like phlly and vancouver are struggling a little, i think detroit would be the odds on favorite. 

    We always look at the full season in order to judge who will win but philly can’t just start playing better come play-off time.  I think looking from christmas on, and forgetting about the first half, is more accurate.  i wouldn’t want to play NJ fr sure if they get in, which they won’t.


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

  34. Mr. Habs says:

    It’s time for Pleks to score some goals!

  35. The Teacher says:

    He won’t get it now, but he will get it in spades in the future. He is a definite superstar in the making.



  36. twilighthours says:

    I actually love it that PK doesn’t get the love he deserves.  Same as Plex.  These guys are our little secret, and the rest of the hockey world be damned.  If people want to underrate PK, that’s cool, we know the truth: he’s a superstar in the making.

  37. HUDSONHAB says:

    Here’s a line for you. “The Totally Frustrating, Why The H*** Did You Do That?, Oh My Why Can’t he do that More Often Line”….. Pouliot – Gomez – AK46 …..


  38. HUDSONHAB says:

    How about San Jose? Chicago? and the unthinkable…Bruins???


  39. HardHabits says:

    I would say the odds are 90% that it’s one of the following: Vancouver, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston or San Jose

    If not one of those teams than the odds favour: Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington, Chicago, Montreal or Calgary.

    Since 1994 only two teams that were not in the top 5 over-all won the Cup and those two teams were in the top 10.

    If the Habs finish in the top 10 they have an outside chance, but the top 5 is the sweet spot.

    Nevertheless, if the Habs do finish in the top 10 then PG will have stuck to his word about how intends to make the Habs a contender.

  40. Ayan_SB says:

    Did I say that?

    But saying “it’s time for Pleks to score” gives the false notion that he’s not scoring, when in fact he’s got 2 goals in his last 4 games.

  41. Mr. Habs says:

    IF this. IF that. We can say WHAT IF’S untill the cows come home. The Habs need two big tuff D-Men & a couple Big tuff forwards who can park their arses in front of the net & won’t get bounced off the puck in the corners.

    The Broons & Goons know they only have to rough it up to throw Montreal off their game.

  42. Former Jets Fan says:

    I’m hoping he doesn’t win any hardware until he’s locked up long-term in 2013.

  43. solomio says:

    The team HAS D men with size.

  44. solomio says:

    Shiloh. I submit that Streit is an elite level defencemen? Am I wrong in that assessment?

    Weber will never be Streit like.

  45. punkster says:

    First and foremost HH, there will always be a Designated Scapegoat (DS ™) on the Habs for the whiners to whine about. Just as with the Price whines nce the Gomez whines fade a new target will presnt himself. And they’ll always have JM, PG and BG.

    Second, better drafting some years ago would have been helpful but the past is the past. The last few years haven’t been so bad and with the perennial middle picks we seem to have quite done alright.

    Finally your point about being sellers…I’m sure there are deals that could have been made but at the time were they the right trades/purchases for the team? We just don’t know because we have little idea who or what was on the table (both in trades and in dollar discussions). Lots of guesses and “expert” opinion.



  46. solomio says:

    You can count me as one of those then, What do you expect that Gomez would do?
    Win a face off? Not likely. Score a goal ? Not Likely. Make a big hit? Not likely. Superb D zone coverage? Not likely. Tell me exactly what you think he would bring to that situation?

  47. Mr. Habs says:

    He scores 20 goals so now he don’t need to score anymore?

  48. solomio says:

    Pouliot loves playing on the same line with Wee DD.I think White complimented them.
    Habs lines are fine. Leave them as they are for as long as possible.

  49. Ayan_SB says:

    God, I hope not. When your goalie wins a Hart trophy, it usually means the rest of the team either aren’t talented enough or they simply don’t show up on most nights. I don’t even think a goalie’s won the Hart since Theo in 2002, and that year Yannick Perrault led the team with 56 points. Yiiiiikes.

    I’d rather see Price get the Conn Smythe ;).

  50. punkster says:

    He doesn’t have the flowing locks. He’s a Breeze Wannabe.


  51. HardHabits says:

    Hey. I am only pushing my agenda. I still say the way to go is to stock up on picks.

    Do you know what the real value of making the ECFs last season was? I’ll tell you. The Habs managed to trade an impeding arbitration eligible RFA for two prospects, one that is proving himself to be a great acquisition. Had the Habs not made the play-offs Halak would’ve been worth far, far less.

    The Halak trade IMO was the type of move the Habs need to continue making to be successful in this league.

  52. Sheldon says:

    Better watch out tonight. MAB has threatened to go “Full Breezer” on the Habs!

  53. Mr. Habs says:

    You have the 1st two sentences correct

  54. HardHabits says:

    I am looking forward to reading Bertrand Raymond’s article tomorrow bemoaning how the Habs could’ve had MAB instead of WIZ.

  55. obrien says:

    Are you really thinking that for the end of the season and playoffs, we might has well put Gomez in the minors or play 10 minutes a game?


    I like the current set up of having 4 balanced lines.  I wish the Pleks line would have someone better on it instead of Halpern, but other then that, I am quite confortable with these lines.  Gomez, MaxPac and Gionta are looking good.  Thanks to MaxPac.  Not to Gomez.  Not to Gionta.  Shall we send Gionta in the minors too?

    How many assists has Gionta got since the allstar?  One or two? 



  56. punkster says:

    Another real value is the experience particularly for those who have never been there but also for the team as a whole.


  57. kevin m says:

    Bertrand Raymond……..WTF????????

  58. Keith says:

    So Buffalo wins. That won’t help the laffs. Long live the curse!

  59. Ayan_SB says:

    My bad, you’re right, I forgot he only got an assist against T.O.

  60. HUDSONHAB says:

    The MAB show. You kill me man. ha ha ha  ha  ha


  61. Timo says:

    I will be wearing my vintage MAB jersey tonight.

  62. obrien says:

    Lets be serious here.  Picard and Mara (and Gill on 5vs5) are not good Ds.  You don’t want them against speedy and talented players.  There is a huge gap between them and Weber and Spacek.  Legitimate starters vs spare parts trying to make a living.  Its like Bergie thinking the Wiz and Bergeron are in the same class…


    Yes, Mara can hit and won’t be intimidated.  Yes Picard doesn’t look completely out of place.  But I don’t want them taking regular shifts.


    Spacek, I have always respected and can be a good defenseman.  Even since he got back to his natural left side, you have to agree that he has looked really good.  I have no problem with Spacek/Weber for next year and Spacek/Sopel for the playoffs.  They will be shutdown.


  63. Mr. Habs says:

    Pleks has got 1 goal & 3 assits in his last 9 games

  64. Timo says:

    Everybody sit back and watch the MAB show tonight. I don’t wnat to be the Habs tonight. MAB is back and he is back with the vengence. 

  65. HabFab says:

    And you have to love those Kung Fu “ish” tattoos on the fore arms.

  66. HUDSONHAB says:

    He would need 4 or 5 more SO’s just to get a sniff at the Vezina and then they might give him a look for the Hart.


  67. kevin m says:


  68. Ayan_SB says:

    Care to share which of my points were incorrect?

  69. Mr. Habs says:

    I don’t want to argue with you or anyone else :) We all have different opinions. WE have the players to win a Stanley Cup BUT they are not consistant.

  70. ths says:

    what time zit start ?

    Ooh Aah Habs on the war path

  71. Mr. Habs says:

    None were incorrect.

  72. Mr. Habs says:

    LOL   :)

  73. Bill says:

    If it weren’t for the Breezer I’d probably spend my life going Full MAB. But as it is, I accept no substitute! There is only one way to life life!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  74. Sheldon says:

    He’s just a garden gnome on skates!

  75. HardHabits says:

    Don’t forget the Habs are missing Gorges and Markov not to mention Spacek and Darche. Add to that the rookies Subban and Eller, with a kiddie corps of call-ups in Eller, Desharnais, Pacioretty and White.

    Tuesday’s game will be a serious measuring stick but it goes to the rest of the season to see how this team stands up.

    Nothing wrong with having a critical view and not needng to wear rose coloured glasses. I totally appreciate your caution and it’s warranted.

    I disagree on the spanking part though. Mara and Sopel add grit and Gill will be in the game (he wasn’t dressed for the last Boston game if I am not mistaken). All the Habs need to do is play disciplined.

    I hated the last Boston game, not so much for the loss but because I could never stand either the Bruins or Flyers taking liberties with my beloved Habs.

    Nevertheless, smaller and skilled Habs teams have beaten the big, bad Bruins time and time again.

    I don’t see your post as trolling. I see it as a good realistic perspective. Nothing like not getting too high after a win or too low after a loss.


  76. kempie says:

    Reminds me of going to see oldtimers games with greats like Sittler & Mahavolich where Eddie Shack was the ref. The puck would come around the boards & cross the line and he’d kick it back in and wave off the offside. Pretty funny back then but not now when we’re almost at that point for real.

  77. solomio says:

    Hey HH I can’t live up to those legends that you have named but I do want to point out that althought the road trip was a success ( just imagine if it wasn’t ) the competition wasn’t, lets face it, exactly top notch.

    Thrashers, Panthers, Bolts. The only possibly good team there are the Bolts but with Vinny at 50%, Malone and Downy out and Stamkos in a slump the Bolts were half the team they can be and will be.

    So yes lets celebrate a 4 game win streak especially at this time of the year and personally I think ( and its pretty obvious now ) that the Habs have turned the corner and their crappy performances are a thing of the past.

    But..the Bruins are one of the best teams in the league. Lets not forget that. I think they will try to hurt us again, just like they did at the Beatdown in Boston. Sopel and Mara add some knuckles to the line up but will they up to the Bruins talented forward corps.?

    I look forward to this upcoming game and very much hope that the Habs can win it but I think they’re gonna get spanked.

  78. Mike Boone says:

    Nope. Made of plaster.

  79. Mike Boone says:

    How about “not take dumb penalties”?

  80. HardHabits says:

    Those f*cktards, especially Bergie, were complaining when Cunneyworth got hired. I wont watch that show anymore.

    Cunneyworth is doing a way better job than Boucher because his players integrate seamlessly when called up. MaxPac and DD both excelled under Cunneyworth. What morons!!!

  81. Ian Cobb says:

    Gomez played a great game tonight, along with Price, Max, and boom boom Gill again. We are looking good, but those stupid penalties will do us in if we are not more disciplined.

    Boston better bring its A game!!

  82. kevin m says:

    l’Antichambre suggests we should give thanks to Guy Boucher for how DD & Patches are playing now!


    They coudn’t make it last year… no confidence.

    This year, with Cunneyworth (tough ex-NHLer) at the helm, a whole different attitude. 

  83. habs99 says:

    I totally agree HH!  tbay is on a bit of losing streak, philly’s goalie looks normal again, no crosby and malkin.  That’s 3 teams we should pass to get 4th place, I think Bos is too hot to catch for first place, thats ok, let them finish first so buffalo in 8th can upset them! :)

  84. Mr. Habs says:

    It’s your dog :-)

  85. Mr. Habs says:

    That SOB speared Pleks at centre ice last season

  86. punkster says:

    Bits and pieces from tonight:

    • Price baby! Where the hell would we be without him? Don’t even go there.
    • Not a bad team we’ve got here. Not a world dominating, knock yer socks off, top flight contender, mind you. But all in all not too shabby.
    • Scott Gomez: the man, the myth, the legend…makes an appearance and impresses. Not bad for a hasbeen, used to be, never was, maybe just might show up in time for the playoffs kind of guy. I can accept that for now.
    • Quite a game really. The Sparks didn’t really look all that into it. You’d think their coach, dubbed in many circles as the second coming of Toe Blake, would have had them up for the game. Fact is the kid’s too young, he has never won anything, the game has yet to pass him by, 88 points and 47%…NUF SAID
    • MABoing indeed!


  87. JohnBellyful says:

    I have to watch it. Doctor’s orders. I have low blood pressure.

  88. deggy24 says:

    I know it has been said, but if the refs are going to make that interference call on Cammy consistently, there would 60 penalties a game. What a blatant attempt to make the game more exciting by trying to gift the Lite a goal. Then the icing on the cake, the Moen penalty. Unfreaking believable.

    Habs Win!

  89. Danno says:

    JM says he thought he was looking at Bobby Orr when he watched Hal Skill play tonight


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

  90. HardHabits says:

    I use to watch Cherry in the 80’s more for laughs than anything else. That was before he acquired his air of self importance. Now I just turn the TV to mute when Coach’s Corner is on.

  91. Shiloh says:

    OK – I have to ask. Is that a stuffed dog?

  92. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I stand corrected.  Carey was very poignant and honest in that interview.  The kids got character.

  93. JohnBellyful says:

    Will this do (from other thread)?

    Positives — Carey Price; five-on-three penalty kill; Gomez’s set-up of Pax’s second goal (he also started the play that led to Max’s first goal);

    Negatives — cheap penalty assessed Camillari; dumb penalty by Halpern; giveaway by Gill that resulted in TBay’s second goal; Bob Cole doing play-by-play (either he’s too far from the play to see what actually is happening or they’ve got his monitor showing another game entirely). Here’s a suggestion: CBC institute the seven-second delay, to give him time to make the correct call. Hmmm, make it 17 seconds)

    Oh, yes, one more negative, Don Cherry (hey, I didn’t say this stuff would be news). Know what the dumbest thing in hockey is? The penalty for firing the puck over the glass by the defensive team. Not hitting from behind, not head shots, not engaging another player in a fight for having delivered a solid, legal hit.

    And you know what it will take to persuade the NHL to adopt no-touch icing (which Cherry is right to champion)? Someone breaking their neck. Okay, Don, what will you say after someone breaks his neck in a fistfight or suffers a career-ending concussion from a swat to the head? Oh, right, that’s part of the game. If there wasn’t fighting, people could get hurt.

  94. Clay4bc says:

    Did you not notice the winky face with the tongue sticking out?


    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  95. lemess says:

    We have an upgrade for Pyatt in Hamilton – Nigel Dawes

  96. forskis says:

    Just learned a little tidbit from LeBrun on that can counter obersver’s ranting lately about the Leafs andf their 20MM in cap next season:  Reimer is an RFA after this season, not sure about arbitration rights, but he fully deserves a nice raise….so along with Schenn and MacArthur, how much will these three take up of that extra space?  MacArthur is the tough one to gauge in terms of contract amount…

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  97. HardHabits says:

    Habs have top 5 over-all in their sights now. I know it means keeping the win streak alive but it’s very doable.

    Wow does a winning a few in a row ever work wonders.

  98. jimhasbeen says:

    vinny is a dirty dirty player, maybe only against the habs cos thats the only time i see him.

    anyone see him spearing moen in the junk? cbc wouldnt show the replay

  99. jimhasbeen says:

    what do you expect pouliot to do with 4th line minutes and 4th line mates?

  100. Jordio-oh says:

    haha, couldn’t agree more.

    the perfect puzzle piece. dirtstache Sopel/

  101. Jordio-oh says:

    ooo good call. i missed that.

    to be honest, with the week carey had, he could take #1. i hope he does, obviously.

  102. G-Man says:

    So, like, can Gomez bring it when it’s on the line or what? Ditto for Carey and all Habs D; an excellent night against a contender pretender. TB is close to having it all, but their D and goalies are suspect. Habs did a great job of neutralizing the big guns, excepting 1 nice shot by Lecavalier.

    SO, a little rest before Boston. Good, the Habs will be ready to go.

  103. VancouverHab says:

    I thought that was great — Don showing the ESPN hype for the upcoming game. I’m all for a blood ‘n guts rivalry, & it’s great to see the Boston network ignoring the Bettman softness memo…

  104. Keith says:

    Can’t wait for tuesday night against the Booins. I’d dress Mara and White, but it doesn’t really matter. It will be the BIGGEST game of the year imo. Can the Habs overcome the physical game? That will be the key. Should be a dandy! Time for a victory libation, 3 wins on the southern road trip! Quite a feat! GO HABS GO!!!

  105. habs001 says:

    this is how they have to play in the playoffs…halpern does not seem to fit into the plecks line but lets keep him there a little longer as he has scored in his career…we need an upgrade for pyatt…ak46 has to keep it going…now if pouliot could play better…i think this was a dominant win vs tampa ..shots on goal misleading…we just cannot have games like in atlanta…we won but really we played very poor….

  106. Jordio-oh says:

    Its gotta go to Toews. Towes has 5 goals, 2 assists, +5  this week in 5 games. 

  107. Danno says:

    Didn’t quite catch that last word Boone said in his vid. Something about his dog going to bite Boston right in the b—-


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

  108. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s why I said for “an” NHL star.  Probably second or third with the week Toews had.

  109. Sheldon says:

    Now that Boone has some real talent on his vids, i.e. his pooch and the statue, I have become quite the fan! Have to get a set of BU jerseys for both of them Mike!

  110. novahab says:

    That 5 on 3 given to the Bolt you just have to shake your head unbelievable. The NHL is walking on thin ice because calls like this opens the door for a investigation. It happen in the NBA and i know its happening in the NHL and this is proof.

  111. Clay4bc says:

    OK, it’s obvious – Brent Sopol was the missing piece of the puzzle. The person that turned this team from merely average into a juggernaut the likes of which has not been seen since the ’70’s. That’s why PG didn’t make any more moves at the deadline – he knew he had the perfect team.



    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  112. sidhu says:

    DD on pace for a 24 goal season, Pacioretty 28 goals.  Amazing.

  113. SeriousFan09 says:

    Carey Price has his 31st win of the season, three straight all against teams he didn’t have a W against this season. Ties temporarily for the league lead, albeit Jimmy Howard will likely get ahead tonight with 20 left in DET-PHX and the Wings holding a 4-1 lead.


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

  114. Da Hema says:

    Cherry: “Kids! Kids! Chickensh*t!”

  115. Wayne says:

    Thanks Mike… see ya Tuesday mate.

  116. Danno says:

    Price Patches Skillsie 3 Stars


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

  117. Mr. Habs says:

    I’m 3-0 wearing my new Carey Price watch

  118. Clay4bc says:

    Yup – some stellar netminding there.


    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  119. Wayne says:

    Wow, you’re hot. Wanna go for some beers somewhere?

  120. Ayan_SB says:

    The Habs are 4-0 in the Sopel era.

  121. Mr. Habs says:

    SO, Auld for Tuesday?

  122. Rugger says:

    You know it’s a great Florida trip when Hal Gill matches the total offense of the Florida Teams.

  123. Shiloh says:

    Maybe the best game by Gomez this year.

  124. DrewCareyPriceIsRight says:

    win far more important than hattrick for Pac

  125. joeybarrie says:


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

  126. Mr. Habs says:

    I was thinking that but couldn’t come up with the #’s :-)

  127. Danno says:

    Pens 3 Broons 2 Final!


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

  128. Rainrocket16 says:

    The damn officials are persistant in trying to hose us…A 4 min PP for TB with 46 seconds left…unreal!!

  129. Wayne says:

    Difference? Vinny doesn’t play for the Habs so I don’t care.

  130. joeybarrie says:

    2 points behind Tampa, one win seperates us, and Tampa has had all of their best players almost the entire season…………


    What are some people thinking?????

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

  131. DrewCareyPriceIsRight says:

    Gomez gearing up for the playoffs 😉

  132. sidhu says:

    PG looks pretty good (for now) for not doing anything at the deadline.

  133. HardHabits says:

    CBC nightmare. Leafs lose – Habs win.

  134. Jdub1985 says:

    JM waits till the goalie gets back in the net before he puts MaxPac on for a hatty … what an ahole

  135. Wayne says:

     Florida sweep! Good job les Boys.

  136. JIMVINNY says:

    Carey Price for an NHL star of the week?

    3-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .966 sv. %, and 1 SO.

  137. habs-hampton says:

    It must really suck to play at home in front of a ful house, and then find out 3/4 of them are rooting for the visting team.

  138. Mr. Habs says:

    Very true

  139. twilighthours says:

    Some of the posters on here complain about Cammi or Gomez’ disposition and seemingly uncaring attitude after a loss.  Well what’s your comment on Lecavalier?  The guy is stoic and has no emotion.  He just took the game-ending penality, and nothing.  As if he is sleeping.  Leader?  I tihnk not.

  140. Mr. Habs says:

    Habs with 3 road wins in a row by more than one goal!

    Habs lead series 1-0  :-)

  141. pmaraw says:

    omg i love it, ole tampa, ole.

  142. joeybarrie says:

    And Halpern in the box. WOW, WTF ARE YOU THINKIN REFS….??????????????

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

  143. larisalapointe says:

    Vezina and Hart!

  144. Larry says:

    Cole thought that was icing?

  145. habs-hampton says:

    Like I said, Bob Cole is funny.

  146. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    So CBC does a special on Reimer, and devotes 3/4’s of Coach’s Corner to him.  Just wondering when the Carey Price special is coming?  I mean he’s Canadian, putting up great numbers.  Guess I shouldn’t hold my breath right?

  147. Propwash says:

    “Timeout Canadiens. So Gill and Subban get a blow?”


    Wait, whut?

  148. Larry says:

    We struggle with the empty net

  149. JIMVINNY says:

    BS.  Total BS.  Goddam selective reffing.

  150. Shiloh says:

    Double-edged sword – we get to ice the puck.

  151. Da Hema says:

    He makes it look easy, doesn’t he?

  152. pmaraw says:

    lol refs wouldnt give habs the game on obvious penalty

  153. Wayne says:

    I hope we only use Weber sparingly come playoffs.

  154. Wayne says:

    I thought it was Pou…

  155. FormalWare says:

    Two-goal gap, vs. three, increases MaxPac’s chance of a hat trick, anyway…

  156. Da Hema says:

    They have to wait for those large, noisy crowds like in Atlanta to settle down.

  157. HFX-HabFan says:

    Price for the empty-netter?

  158. HardHabits says:

    Cole is an idiot. Pacioretty is on the Gomez line not Pouliot.

  159. habsfaninboston says:

    Bruins lose in OT.

  160. twilighthours says:

    Gill’s only bad play tonight ends up in the net.  Unfortunate

  161. Exit716 says:

    Why does it take half an hour to announce a goal in a US rink?


  162. Propwash says:

    Would be nice to see the rest of the game NOT spent in our zone

  163. Keith says:

    Knock him on his ass Skillsie!

  164. Da Hema says:

    Lucky goal. Lock down please….

  165. Shiloh says:

    Off Moen’s skate right to Vinny – and a great shot.

  166. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Moen looks like he’s about ready to feed someone a Saskatchewan knuckle sandwich.

  167. Larry says:

    Oh they will get another powerplay.

  168. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    YESS MOEN! Took the other player’s stick and threw it away haha

    and yes Carey! tripped Stamkos haha

  169. HardHabits says:

    I think you should stop the numbers game. The Bruins are a good team, as much as it pains me to say it.

    Should be a great game on Tuesday.

  170. Wayne says:

    Vinnie’s just practicing his golf swing.

  171. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Goalie interference much??


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  172. Mr. Habs says:

    I never got a headache watching Gomez tonight!

  173. Wayne says:

    Nice clearing by Soap.

  174. joeybarrie says:

    Matt Cooke ruins the win for Pittsburgh. OT in BOSTON…

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

  175. MathMan says:

    FFS, the Bruins manage to tie it with 0:18 to go. That team’s continued good fortune is infuriating.

  176. HabinBurlington says:

    Okay, Gomez can take therapy days for the rest of reg. season, anyone disagree?

  177. FormalWare says:

    You’re Habsolutely right! Eller’s something special.

  178. Wayne says:

    Sucker Punch? Tight blonde Ninja cuties in pigtails kick butt on Titan. Great time to be alive.

  179. JIMVINNY says:

    They’re trying hard to get Patches his hat trick.

  180. Mr. Habs says:

    That’s a fine lookin Cheerleader there ….

  181. Propwash says:


  182. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    He is going to be having nightmares of Price’s poke check


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  183. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    Yeah, dreams of him and P.K. on the baby Habs,then he woke up…. and was a Bolt.

    “The sh*t is CHESS!NOT CHECKERS.” Denzel W.(Training Day)

  184. larisalapointe says:

    Poor Stamkos….hehe

  185. Thenumber11 says:

    If my math is correct (not even close to a sure thing) Pac-man would be on pace for a 30 goal season if he had 82 games. A big body 30 goal scorer? Ya that works. SO glad e’s turned into the player he is.

  186. habs-hampton says:

    Bob Cole is funny. But he doesn’t mean to be. Is he watching the game on a 15 second delay?

  187. twilighthours says:

    Regardless of if he got out or not, it wasn’t an intentional offside.

  188. HabinBurlington says:

    i agree, i just figured jm would banish him , glad to see him still out there

  189. MathMan says:

    The way he’s scoring his goals — by piling up shots rather than high shooting percentage — tends to indicate it’s the kind of thing he can reproduce on a long period, unlike rookies who get lucky and score 8 goals on their first 40 shots or so.

    That means he could easily be looking at 25, 30 goals next year, more if he’s lucky.

  190. JIMVINNY says:

    Not only that, but he did get onside before touching the puck.

  191. TripleX says:

    The Adjustment Bureau.

    Matt Damon is usually a good bet.  A little action with some romance thrown in.  A perfect date movie.

  192. Wayne says:

    Scarface looks pissed.

  193. JIMVINNY says:

    Terrible call on the offside.  Patches clearly got onside.

  194. FormalWare says:

    Maybe Martin has a BS detector (when it comes to questionable officiating). We on Habs I/O can’t be the only ones!

  195. Da Hema says:

    It’s 4-1, but Martin is still the worst coach in the known universe. He ruined Pacioretty.

  196. HabinBurlington says:

    And JM is giving Eller a shift after 2 penalties… am I seeing this?

  197. TripleX says:


  198. MathMan says:

    I wonder if MaxPac can hit 20 goals?

  199. Propwash says:


  200. JD_ says:

    Knew you’d approve.

  201. punkster says:

    Which movie?


  202. Keith says:

    Max Pac having a hell of a game. Be nice to see him get the hatty!

  203. Larry says:

    I shoulda married Cassie Campbell. I’d be in Florida right now.

  204. HabFanSince72 says:

    One of them was not a legit penalty, the other one borderline.

  205. twilighthours says:

    Another ludicrous call.  Pac wasn’t trying to go offside, he was trying to STAY ONSIDE.

  206. MikeMcLaren says:

    Walsh is an awful, awful ref.

    He has been an NHL ref since 2000-2001.

    He has done 5 playoff games.

    ‘Nuff said.


  207. sidhu says:

    Nice rush by Gomez.. yes, I said it.

  208. Wayne says:

    OLE – U Muthas

  209. HabFanSince72 says:

    Once again, joke refereeing.


  210. punkster says:

    …and 4327 HI/O members scramble for a google dictionary search…


  211. Da Hema says:

    Yes, but to be fair that is because the remaining officials are of such high quality….NOT!

  212. Jordio-oh says:

    great input.


  213. punkster says:

    Beneath me, TX…beneath me.


  214. Da Hema says:

    Eggrigus? Egrejesus? What?

  215. Keith says:

    The NHL is without a doubt, a Bush League.

  216. Propwash says:

    Lol, Price just snagging that like it was nuthin.

  217. habs-hampton says:

    He grabbed that puck like I shot it!

  218. TripleX says:

    Such pettiness is below you Punkster.

  219. habsfaninboston says:

    Nice poke check Pricey.

  220. Keith says:

    What a poke check!!!

  221. RGM says:


    Go Habs Go!

  222. twilighthours says:

    Justice is served.  That call on Moen was egregious.

  223. Mr. Habs says:


  224. Harditya_CareyPrice says:



  225. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    that is so awesome they just killed off both of those, this team is looking very good.


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  226. Marvin says:

    “They’ve made a horror movie of Little Red Riding Hood? This is a great time to be alive”

    – Ha! Man I tune in here just to read Mr Boone’s comments.

  227. Mr. Habs says:


  228. Danno says:

    Patches the cat!


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

  229. olematelot says:


  230. Harditya_CareyPrice says:



  231. Mr. Habs says:

    Hey Max, U can’t steal cammy’s move :)

  232. Mark C says:

    Max-Pac is scoring on a 32 goal pace. He’ll still be 22 at the start of next season. Nice to have a big body that can score.

  233. Norm0770 says:

    What a shot!!  It all strated with good D by Gill.

  234. MikeMcLaren says:

    Max Cammioretty!  Again with the knee-drop special!

    Why was Roloson cheating like Gomez was going to shot there?  Newsflash: Gomez doesn’t shoot.


  235. Mr. Habs says:


  236. Jbird says:

    Ahh this is nice.  Reimer lets in 5,  and I won’t hear people crap on Gomez for a couple days.  I was sick of both topics.

  237. HFX-HabFan says:

    MaxPac with a pair, and I left him on the bench on one of my fantasy teams.  Doh!

  238. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    Time to bag & tag the Bolts…Dare I say?

    “The sh*t is CHESS!NOT CHECKERS.” Denzel W.(Training Day)

  239. SeriousFan09 says:

    Pacioretty again! You have to love that burst of speed coupled with the heavy shot, he’s a dynamic threat.


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

  240. punkster says:

    What, no JM bash tonight?


  241. olematelot says:

    Gomez heating up for the stretch run

  242. Danno says:

    Max with a nice pair tonight. He had a sore pair on Thursday


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

  243. habsfaninboston says:

    Weak call.

  244. RGM says:

    Another weak-ass call.

    Go Habs Go!

  245. Propwash says:

    Bah, c’mon!

    We said no early penalties!

  246. Da Hema says:

    That call on Cammalleri was beyond contempt….

  247. Exit716 says:

    Weak ass call, of course. Can’t let Yzerman’s dream team lose this game. What a load of horse crap this is.

  248. olematelot says:

    That’s abit harsh

  249. punkster says:

    No idea where that call comes from?

    haha…now they call another one?

    These refs are useless!


  250. Wayne says:

    WTF was that!!!!!! They just missed a pick on Moen in the neutral zone.

  251. Exit716 says:

    Just pull Price and let Tampa get two PP goals into the empty net.


  252. Mark C says:

    His upside is higher than even I thought, scoring at a 32 goal pace right now in his age 22 season. Always thought he had 25-30 goal upside, he might have a lot more.

  253. HFX-HabFan says:

    Boy, Wayne Fleming has wintered well.  Must have been all that Russian cuisine over the last few years.

  254. punkster says:


    Edit: Maboom!


  255. Propwash says:

    Boone, hollywood has run out of ideas.

  256. Larry says:

    He must have a new girlfriend. Hippy, lovey type

  257. Jordio-oh says:

    Just for kicks: Gill has the same amount of goals in his last two games as Gomez does in his last 30.


  258. Mr. Habs says:

    Lets get er done boys & Gomer

  259. Mr. Habs says:

    For the 3rd:

    Stay out of the Sin Bin

    Don’t sit back on a 2 goal lead

    Stay out of the Sin Bin

  260. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Subban, what a beast. Needs 1 more point to get his 30th point of the season!

    Markov in his rookie season (he was 2 years older) had 23 points in as many games.

    TAKE THAT – Subban haters.

  261. Propwash says:

    Especially in the playoffs, the guy was awesome in the last run.

  262. twilighthours says:

    I enjoyed “mabbed the bed.”

  263. Da Hema says:

    The Mabinator. A legend.

  264. JD_ says:



    The first time Bergeron mabbed the bed, I was all yeah, ok, he’s still at it.

    But the second mabbin’? The here-take-the-puck-sir? I hit the floor.

    Worth the price of admission.

  265. Jdub1985 says:

    “Gomez-haters pretty quiet tonight?”

    why talk about someone not worth talking about?

  266. Keith says:

    When the games start to really mean something, Hal Gill steps up his game. I used to think he was a complete stiff when he played for the laffs, but they would ruin anyones career. But since he’s been here, he has been a rock on defence.

  267. The Teacher says:


  268. AH says:

    HOLY CRAP!, Milbury speaking out against fighting, has hell frozen over??

  269. olematelot says:

    Milbury, who would of thought

  270. HFX-HabFan says:

    Considering his best “fight” consisted of using his shoe to beat on someone, I don’t see him as all that tough to begin with.

  271. yathehabsrule says:

    Boone: “Canadiens 23-1-4 when leading after two. “

    Guess who one of those 4 non-regulation losses is to?


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

  272. Propwash says:

    Hoooooly crap!


  273. habsfaninboston says:

    That was beautiful

  274. Larry says:

    Max the Monster

  275. JIMVINNY says:

    LOL.  That entire shift was DOMINATED by the Bolts, and we take it the other way and score.  Ouch.

  276. joeybarrie says:

    Funny how DUMB JM is and how brilliant Boucher is, and last season people were bashing JM for using MAB so much. Nothing said now about Boucher giving MAB 5 PP min a game… And he is still a minus 3 despite his 3 even strength points, his 3 PP points, and his less than 10 even strength minutes…….ALL IN 9 GAMES…


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

  277. Keith says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! 4-1!!!! Gill, Gomer and Max Pac!!!

  278. HabinBurlington says:


  279. punkster says:

    Picture perfect pass!


  280. Da Hema says:

    Ohhhh Nellie!

  281. twilighthours says:

    I love Patches. He is f-in awesome.

  282. TripleX says:

    Game over!

    No way they score 5 on Price.

    Still time to make it to the movies awesome.

  283. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    That was beautiful, just plain pretty.


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  284. Larry says:

    I like that nick name. The cat came back. They should start singing that song at the Bell whenever he scores.

  285. Mr. Habs says:

    Weber can’t do a damn thing back there

  286. Wayne says:

    Cole called the last goal a lucky break… c’mon Bob.

  287. Mr. Habs says:

    For F sakes Mike

  288. Shiloh says:

    I think the same ref has made all the calls against us.

  289. TripleX says:

    RFA   How much will he cost?  Does PG lock him up long term?

  290. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  291. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Another BS call, what else is new


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  292. HabinBurlington says:

    That is a weak call, that happens on virtually every faceoff

  293. HFX-HabFan says:

    Ah, the refs will do their best.

  294. Larry says:

    Refs doing what they can

  295. JIMVINNY says:

    Lame.  Total BS.  They are trying very hard to get TB back into the game.

  296. RGM says:


    Go Habs Go!

  297. habsfaninboston says:

    The fix is in.

  298. Thenumber11 says:

    And the refs suddenly decide it’s not a close enough game.

  299. Norm0770 says:

    That’s a pretty weak call.

  300. Barts says:


  301. t1tan5 says:

    What a pokecheck!

  302. Propwash says:


  303. Larry says:

    Johnny Bower

  304. Mr. Habs says:

    Nice poke check Carey wow

  305. sidhu says:

    3-1 W against ATL, 4-0 against FLA, and now up 4-1 against TB.  Winning by more than one goal, who is this team!!?

  306. Clay4bc says:

    I’ll crap on him right now. Does one OK game make up for a season of floating and apathy? Not to me.



    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  307. Keith says:

    What a kill!!!

  308. HFX-HabFan says:

    It almost sounds like the Bell Centre there.

  309. Da Hema says:

    Well said!

  310. HabinBurlington says:

    We have the best penalty killer in the league!

  311. Norm0770 says:

    Great work on the 5-on-3!

  312. JD_ says:

    Vinny L. does not like to work.

    Don’t know if it’s his head or his body, but he’s often on the half-effort.

  313. HardHabits says:

    Revenge is sweet.

  314. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    OOhh Pleks and Price.. this team’s so collected

    Coming together to send a message.

    “The sh*t is CHESS!NOT CHECKERS.” Denzel W.(Training Day)

  315. Ayan_SB says:

    Now this is a F. statement game by the Habs so far!

  316. HabFanSince72 says:

    Stamkos having a nightmare.

  317. FormalWare says:

    Whether you’re talking about Hal Gill or Carey Price – you’re right!

  318. Mr. Habs says:

    Price was just a beatin on the Boolt player on the PP there. LOVE IT

  319. SeriousFan09 says:

    Lovely poke check by Carey, coolest character amongst goaltenders in the NHL.

    And Pleks deserves some serious Selke attention.


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

  320. punkster says:

    That’s the term!


  321. Mark C says:

    If he continues to play like this he’ll have similar numbers to AK’s prior pre-RFA season. That might put him around the $3M range for a 2 or 3 year deal. He’s a core guy to me; I’d try to lock him up for 4 year or more.

  322. Larry says:

    That would be awesome. In half a year too

  323. Larry says:

    NO NO NO, Not PK now

  324. Wayne says:

    Walk it off Pernell… we needs yeah.

  325. Danno says:

    Pens 2 Broons 1


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

  326. Larry says:

    hehe for sure. Good for the little weasel

  327. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Wow, Eller just works his but off out there.  This kid is gonna be scary good in after a couple seasons under his belt.  Doesn’t hurt to have someone like Kirk teaching him.

  328. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    i’ve imbibed enough Stella that even the ugly ones are lookin good.

  329. HardHabits says:

    Think they’re trying to get MaxPax the hatty?

  330. habsfaninboston says:

    Tied 2-2

  331. HardHabits says:

    Yeah but he’s no Desharnais. 😉

  332. Larry says:

    PK was a perfect classy gentleman there

  333. HFX-HabFan says:

    Don’t let up now.

  334. Larry says:

    Suck my bum Vinny

  335. JIMVINNY says:

    How was there not either an Goalie interference or a spearing call there?  Refs totally blowing it tonight.

  336. HabFanSince72 says:


  337. Mr. Habs says:

    Eller go in his face

  338. Da Hema says:

    Those Sasknuckle sandwiches are not very tasty….

  339. Mr. Habs says:

    The Refs blow every night Jim

  340. MathMan says:

    They’re good, but they also have the inordinate ability to play worse than their opponents and still win.

  341. JIMVINNY says:


  342. Jbird says:

    Hope so . . . .

  343. Wayne says:

    Price in the ZONE toootally.

  344. JIMVINNY says:

    At least you don’t get paid by our national broadcaster to know that kind of thing…

  345. t1tan5 says:

    We have to be the worst team at scoring on empty nets in the NHL.

  346. t1tan5 says:

    NOW the refs call a penalty? What BS!

  347. Propwash says:

    Oh FAH-Q ref, where was the call on the hook before?

  348. pmaraw says:

    wow, does anyone have some bs for sale?  his stick was on the ice.

  349. Keith says:

    I HATE THE NHL!!!!!

  350. JIMVINNY says:


  351. joeybarrie says:


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

  352. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    Easy-breezy there…all that optimism can lead to heart failure.

    Too soon for that noise.

    “The sh*t is CHESS!NOT CHECKERS.” Denzel W.(Training Day)

  353. HFX-HabFan says:

    Bob Cole really has know clue what’s going on.

  354. Exit716 says:

    Bob Cole can’t even see an obvious call anymore. What a loser. Just retire.

  355. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    43 saves for Price – WOW!

  356. FormalWare says:

    Bob Cole is a national treasure. Unfortunately, he devalues his legacy with every game he calls, in his dotage. Retire, Bob!

  357. MathMan says:

    Florida is an AHL club. Tampa Bay, however, is very much not an AHL club.

  358. HFX-HabFan says:

    Because up until this point, MaxPac has really proven himself as one of the top penalty killing forwards….

  359. topher5468 says:


    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  360. Jordio-oh says:

    i love this team so much. i feel good saying it too because i never get too low when we lose and i save all the energy to enjoy when we win. I cannot wait for the playoffs.

  361. twilighthours says:

    To be fair, they just got MAB.  He’s a real game-changer.

  362. JIMVINNY says:

    They’re actually wrong.  It’s a .974 sv %, 113 saves on 116 shots.

  363. HardHabits says:

    The ice girls double as fluffers.

  364. FormalWare says:

    Far better than a 4-minute TB PP with 4 minutes left! (Just seeing the glass as half-full.)

  365. OneTimer says:


  366. HardHabits says:

    So Gomez had a great game. The Habs are on a 4 game winning streak. WTF are we gonna bitch about?

    C’mon people. There’s gotta be somebody with an axe to grind. Jeff? Observer? Gerry from the West Island? TripleX? ManApart? Somebody?

    HIO needs hits!!!!!

  367. Wayne says:

    CBC horseshit! Cherry hype for Tuesday’s game… pinheads. We are going to F@ckin’ hammer those shmucks on Tuesday night.

  368. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    Maybe it has somethin’ to do w/ Boone’s hand puppet. Resemblance?

  369. Clay4bc says:

    We still have Don Cherry and the rest of the CBC crew…


    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  370. habaddict_andy says:

    Selective observer is he?

  371. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    Heartrate;back to normal…

  372. Mattyleg says:

    We’re looking confident. I like.

    What impresses me the most right now is our play in our zone.

    We’re doing a kind of Italian-Soccer play, where we pass the puck and keep posession rather than the traditional English-Soccer play of hoofing it out of the zone and hoping for the best.

    Good stuff. Lots and lots of positives from this game.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  373. vic says:

    Well I hope fans know now that Gomez is a play maker.

    I know he should have turned down the 8 big ones like the bashers would have.

    Great team efford


  374. RS says:

    Look, Boucher doesn’t use the whiteboard. Fleming is the real coach.

  375. Mark C says:

    I was thinking the same thing.

  376. Larry says:

    20000 at ten bucks a ticket though

  377. HFX-HabFan says:

    MAB is the only D they’ll have out there!  Just pressure the points!!!

  378. FormalWare says:

    Timeout Mtl, actually, Mr. Boone.

  379. Wayne says:

    Playing Pictionary on the Tampa bench there..

  380. Larry says:

    Halpern falling on the play? Try tripped on the play Cole

  381. Keith says:


  382. RGM says:

    I wish the kid well. I really don’t hold a particular animosity towards the Leafs like many Habs fans do. I pity them more than anything. I don’t consider them a rival any more than I consider the Minnesota Wild to be a rival. If they get back to respectability I think it would be a good thing for the League. Remember when the Red Wings and more recently the Hawks were horrible for a good stretch? The NHL is better off when its Original Six–its most marketable and enduring franchises–are thriving on the ice.

    Go Habs Go!

  383. Larry says:

    They don’t really lose any ground though. Another loss or two after this and they are done, but as of yet I wouldn’t give up if I were a Leaf fan

  384. Jordio-oh says:

    Both are pretty pleasing right now.

    The pints (and remember its still early) are mostly attributed to a friends birthday celebration. I won’t be able to take sole credit when its all said and done.


  385. RGM says:

    I remember that one too. When I doing my search for the source on the Price/Plek/PK deal I came across that other nixed deal. The Tampa organization really has grown by leaps and bounds since they sold to Vinik.

    Go Habs Go!

  386. Propwash says:

    I said it before, once players figure out his weaknesses, he will come back to earth. Happens to any goalie. He has to plug those to be deemed an elite goaltender that Laffs fans make him out to be.

  387. TripleX says:

    I have to admit I was hardcore on the Vinny bandwagon.  But never at that price!  It is unbelievable Gainey was ready to make that deal.  The pressure on Vinny would have been unworkable and I think he would have crumbled.  Much like Pierre Turgeon did.

  388. savethepuck says:

    You beat me to it. Thanx. Also he was late getting going last year after coming back from his injury. In his 6 games back he has 2 goals and 2 assists. Too much what have you done for me lately on this site. The team is getting balanced scoring and winning.

  389. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    Bon appetit!

  390. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Just wait for the playoffs, then you’ll love him again

  391. Jordio-oh says:

    haha. zing!

  392. Larry says:

    I totally agree. He is a good player, not a great player. He had one great year, and one pretty good year, and just average after that. It would have been a disaster and I never wanted him.

  393. RGM says:

    I never have really understood why there was such a deep longing and affection for Lecavalier. Yeah, he’s got the name. He had the great junior career. He won a Cup in ’04. But Vinny in 2009 was a long, long way removed from Vinny in 2004 – even moreso now.

    Go Habs Go!

  394. TripleX says:

    That is true.  But he is still a very young goalie so I would not bury him yet.

  395. yathehabsrule says:

    There was also a deal apparaently two years back that involved Pleks, Higgins , etc , etc, to Tampa for Vinny.

    Nothing came of it, but I beleive one of the Tampa execs mentioned Habs players by name, and that really pissed of Gainey.


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

  396. smiler2729 says:

    I love Scott Gomez… in a hockey kinda way

  397. Shiloh says:

    Stop the presses! Milbury speaks the truth. He said, “The only reason fighting is in the game is because we like it. It does nothing to police the game.”

    Right. on.

  398. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Cambell missed it, he was busy sending an email to a ref who called a penalty on his son.

  399. Danno says:

    I refudiate whatever you are saying!


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

  400. RGM says:

    It’s generally not a policy of the Commissioner or of Gainey to comment on things like that. But it’s out there and it has never been denied.

    Go Habs Go!

  401. Clay4bc says:

    Well done! Subtle, understated, yet still biting.


    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  402. Mr. Habs says:

    Yes Cammy was great last Playoffs but we need him to step up in the reg season as well.

  403. punkster says:

    So could you clarify for us please? Is the pretty good record your 7 pints or the the 23-1-4-2?


  404. HardHabits says:

    Maybe he should start bribing goalies.

  405. Mr. Habs says:


  406. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Ya, but he only scores when he’s playing in the state of Florida.  It’s a joke, don’t go searching for stats.

  407. JIMVINNY says:

    I CANNOT believe Lucic didn’t get suspended for that crosscheck to the head.  That was unreal.  For him to not get suspended is a travesty.

  408. SeriousFan09 says:

    Without moving up in the Draft, Habs are looking at either ‘safe’ or Boom/Bust prospects in the 2nd half of the first round. Names I’m looking at are still Nicklas Jensen, Tomas Jurco, Mika Zibenejad and Mark McNeill. McNeill is more safe, the first three are more high-risk but have some serious upside w/ development.


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

  409. Larry says:

    I remember that. I had a co-worker, French Canadian, huge Hab fan and we would argue. I would point out the negatives, the huge promise of what we were giving up, the mega salary we would be taking on for an average player who had ONE good year and his only response was “Yeah but it’s Vinny” It was Justin Beiber type love

  410. Jordio-oh says:

    Yeah Cammy was fantastic, no doubt.

    I think its because with so many people attacking Gomez, many are quick to bring up his playoff performance in defense of Gomez.

    It would be the same with Cammy if the shoe was on the other foot.

  411. TripleX says:

    He is younger than Price.

  412. Propwash says:

    <——– That’s why.

  413. Mr. Habs says:

    That Broons game drove Price’s stats up

  414. gumper says:

    I blame the edumacational system.

  415. Mr. Habs says:

    “Gomez can’t buy a goal”, well Boone with $7.3 mil he should  :)

  416. Wayne says:

    Cancel the parade! Anyone else left in the system?

  417. RGM says:

    It does scuttle the commonly-held perception that Gainey always viewed Price as untouchable and all of that eh?

    Go Habs Go!

  418. Jordio-oh says:

    So I did a bit of digging and when Hall Gill scores for his team, the combine record of the teams he was playing on is 23-1-4-2 (W-L-OTL-T).

    This doesn’t include his first two seasons because the tracking system i was using didn’t go back far enough to accomodate his first 5 goals in his career.

    My math could be off because i’m 7 pints into my night. Even still, pretty great record.

    I haven’t counted tonights game in the stats. Too fearful off a jinx.

  419. Mr. Habs says:

    AND Mara is sitin?

  420. Danno says:

    Where are they?

    Oh yeah. They’re all heading for the basement…


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

  421. TripleX says:

    People have such short and or selective memory.

    The pressure on Montreal back then to sign the favoured son Vinny was enormous.

    Hard to imagine now what kind of team we would have if Bettman had not nixed it.

  422. twilighthours says:

    I think Weber on the left side is a disaster. He looks quite out of place.


  423. HardHabits says:

    I know I harp a lot about how the Habs never get any top flight draft picks but I will acknowledge that this team is doing a remarkable job developing the players they do select. If they can continue this trend it bodes well for the next few seasons.

    I still hope the Habs acquire better players in the early rounds and continue either trading for better picks or prospects that were chosen in the upper echelons.

    For example Lats was converted to Pouliot and Halak was converted to Eller/Schultz. Those are moves I like seeing our team make.

  424. Larry says:

    If that deal had gone down I would be in hiding somewhere right now, my picture up in the post office

  425. Mr. Habs says:

    The Great Reimer being pulled. HA!

  426. Wayne says:

    Too many concussionalities from back in the day.

  427. Danno says:

    Reimer reamed. Hawks 5 Laffs 1


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

  428. twilighthours says:

    My fabourite is the Glenn Healy “calamity of errors.”

  429. HabFanSince72 says:

    I wonder why Cammy is on the PK when we have Pyatt, Moen and Halpern – all of whom are very good penalty killers.


  430. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    What I don’t get is how people crow about how great Gomez was in the playoffs and seem to forget what Cammy did.

  431. kevin m says:


  432. RGM says:

    Remember when the news broke that the Habs and Lightning had a deal in place to send Price, Pleks, and Subban to Tampa Bay for Lecavalier, but it was vetoed by Bettman since the two schmucks running the Lightning at the time couldn’t agree on whether to pull the trigger? I think we should send ole Gary a thank you card.

    Go Habs Go!

  433. Wayne says:

    Gotta admit, Gomez has showed up for the game. Must be out of stamps.

  434. Propwash says:

    Dodged a mega bullet on that one.

  435. Mr. Habs says:

    I was so excited when we got Cammy. Not so much anymore

  436. RGM says:

    Methinks that Leafs bandwagon will be emptying a bit tonight eh? Back to Earth!

    Go Habs Go!

  437. HabFanSince72 says:

    I don’t believe Gainey would have ever made that deal. If he did  then Pierre Boivin  had a gun to his head.

  438. Wayne says:

    Dang! Wish we had Brewer.

  439. Wayne says:

    Nice kill so far… Tampa deflated.

  440. habsfaninboston says:

    Another MAB brainfart

  441. Mr. Habs says:

    Isn’t Gill 23-1 when he scores a goal?

  442. HFX-HabFan says:

    Cammy felt the worst of that shot block.

  443. Shiloh says:

    What a great MAB! There’s nothing like the real deal.

  444. Da Hema says:

    Cammalleri should be grateful he didn’t get that shot in the huevos like Max-Pac last game….

  445. T-roy West says:

    We have enough defense. I wish we had Chris Stewart. Sigh!!!

  446. SeriousFan09 says:

    Gary Galley just invented a new word “Comfortability with playing the puck”



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

  447. HFX-HabFan says:

    Pittsburgh leading the B’s 2-1 through two.

  448. Wayne says:

    Wha? Don’t remember that gem floating about.

  449. Keith says:

    In pretty good shape. Keep playing the same way and NO penalties.

  450. RGM says:

    “there was a deal in place last June to trade Lecavalier to the Montreal Canadiens for goalie Carey Price, center Tomas Plekanec and a prospect, but the deal was blocked by Bettman after Barrie refused to approve the deal. That caused a rift between Barrie and Koules that continued to fester and, combined with the financial problems both owners were having, put the Lightning in a state of flux.”

    Go Habs Go!

  451. HFX-HabFan says:


  452. savethepuck says:

    Someone should tell the Laffs fans that James Reimer no longet has a better GAA and SV% than Carey Price.  Only takes one bad game with that few starts.

  453. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I’m sorry, I realy have a hard time believing that.  Has that rumour ever been confirmed? By Gainey, Bettman, or anyone who was supposedly involved?  I just don’t buy it.

  454. HardHabits says:

    Whatever. I like Cammy a lot and am happy he’s a Hab. He’s a gritty player for taking that puck off of his skate, doing what’s needed to win, coming back and re-assuring his team-mates. This whole team has so much character, unlike anything I’ve seen since Gainey was captain.

  455. Clay4bc says:

    “Gomez can’t buy a goal”

    Even with all that money???


    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  456. Da Hema says:

    Call up Allan Bester….

  457. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    Come playoffs, or sooner, MC will make u eat dem words.

    “The sh*t is CHESS!NOT CHECKERS.” Denzel W.(Training Day)

  458. RGM says:

    And also not as good. Nor a thoroughbred.

    Go Habs Go!

  459. Da Hema says:

    You post well for 7 pints! Some trolls on this site cannot even spell “cat” when they are sober.

  460. Propwash says:

    I do speak fluent drunkenese.

  461. Larry says:

    Colon won’t touch his little juiced up monkey kids team

  462. T-roy West says:

    I agree. Eller just got caught though.

  463. T-roy West says:

    He held Stamkos glove. Pretty obvious on the replay.

  464. TripleX says:

    I love that!

    Sign of a player with quiet confidence he will score again and bigger ones in the future.  I hate when players jump at the glass like it is the Stanley Cup winning goal in double overtime.

  465. Norm0770 says:

    Being on anything other than a Fox sports or Sportnet broadcast he SHOULD be neutral…  But HNIC has become more and more anti-Canadiens.

  466. SeriousFan09 says:



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

  467. Da Hema says:

    What is the BS call against Eller this time?

  468. SeriousFan09 says:

    Imagine if we had two kids like Pacioretty, kid’s a beast.


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

  469. habsfaninboston says:

    Another penalty. Way to keep them in the game.

  470. VancouverHab says:

    The whole Gio-MaxPac-Gomez line + PK looked great on that PP goal.

  471. Mr. Habs says:

    P A T H E T I C Rollie is

  472. _Habsoloutly_ says:


  473. Propwash says:


    I stand corrected.

  474. HabFanSince72 says:


  475. Danno says:

    Patches the cat!


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

  476. Keith says:

    Max Pac!!! PP working great tonight!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  477. JIMVINNY says:

    I love having a power forward again…

  478. Larry says:

    Yes. Pacioretty is getting so used to scoring he doesn’t even celebrate anymore

  479. olematelot says:

    That’s whaat happens when ya get your nose dirtty

  480. Shiloh says:

    Nice goal – every player on the ice worked hard for that one.

  481. Wayne says:

    Galley making excuses for Tampa… he should be rootin’ for a Canadian team or go south.

  482. Norm0770 says:


  483. RGM says:

    They gotta stop with the bounce passes back to the blueline.

    Go Habs Go!

  484. habsfaninboston says:

    Max Pac!

  485. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  486. punkster says:

    Here I was complaining that Pleks was useless at the point on the PP when…WOW!


  487. HabFanSince72 says:

    MaxPac is scoring at a 30 goals/season rate.

  488. Danno says:

    Hawks 4 Laffs 1


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

  489. Propwash says:

    Make up call


  490. JIMVINNY says:

    Eller was choked about something there, and it almost appeared as if the ref was listening.  Good actor, that ref.

  491. Mr. Habs says:


  492. punkster says:

    Eller again? Bench him. Press box him. Send him to Hamilton.



  493. punkster says:



  494. Da Hema says:

    Looked to me both Eller and Stamkos were guilty of that….

  495. B says:

    18 minors in 62 games for Pouliot.
    Subban leads the team with 30 minors in 60 games played.

  496. olematelot says:

    He cut him off, no damage

  497. Wayne says:

    I’ll agree with that.. and not just because of tonight.

  498. zozotheclown says:

    But Moore is better in a top 6 role, Halpern looks out of place, he hasn’t been bad, but he hasn’t been good either.

  499. t1tan5 says:

    A) Halpern is a righty

    B) Halpern has similar grinding skills

    C) Halpern is way better at face-offs

  500. Wayne says:

    AK doesn’t seem to like the shuffling, either. He ends up flat and disinterested.

  501. Propwash says:

    Powerplay is taking a massive dump

  502. Wayne says:

    Terrible shift by AK

  503. Mr. Habs says:

    Hammer! *%^&_

  504. Mr. Habs says:

    If the Habs want to win this game they have to stay out of the box

  505. HFX-HabFan says:

    Without Malone and Downie, the Tampa offense is pretty top-heavy.  Shut down the stars and you win the game.

  506. olematelot says:

    Chill out folks

  507. habs001 says:

    halpern has not shown that he belongs as a top 6 winger…pyatt needs upgrading..martin loves hammer on the pp

  508. Mr. Habs says:

    Price handles the puck as good as any D they have Mr. Boone!

  509. t1tan5 says:

    Good play by Benny on Bergenheim.

  510. larisalapointe says:

    What’s with all the line changes?  Team was doing so well.

  511. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


    Thanks for telling me the name of the song. Much appreciated! 😀

  512. Larry says:

    This Tampa Bay lovefest on the CBC is getting sickening

  513. Propwash says:

    Any time!

    Had to make fun of the Gunners, Axl Rose is a tool

  514. Wayne says:

    Somebody just blew by Weber there. PRIMETIME… not

  515. Mr. Habs says:

    Did the Habs stop playing or did the bolts start playing?

  516. Larry says:

    We should have kept Moore. He scored some big goals for us and I am still not sure why they didn’t sign him

  517. habs001 says:

    dd hardly plays

  518. Ian Cobb says:

    Put him on the first plane home and back to Hamilton. Pouliot is good for a penalty every game!!!

  519. t1tan5 says:

    Hamrlik cannot keep the puck in the zone for his life.

  520. RGM says:

    Not a game for the Cammalleri highlight reel.

    Go Habs Go!

  521. HabFanSince72 says:

    Hamrlik needs to be taken to the glue factory.

  522. Wayne says:


  523. Da Hema says:

    Shots 8-1 Tampa Bay this period. The Habs…sigh. Dr. Jeckyll meet Mr. Hyde.

  524. Former Jets Fan says:

    I hope Max Pac gets AK’s power-play time after that sad sack display.

  525. JVF says:

    Why is Cammalleri on the PK and why can’t he bury it anymore?

  526. HabFanSince72 says:

    AK who created our power play goal earlier?

  527. HabFanSince72 says:

    One team is much better than the other.

    Can you guess which one?


  528. zozotheclown says:

    Moore looking like a solid top6 player today. Would look nice in that Halpern spot right now.

  529. B says:

    Moore: $1.1M 22 pts -14
    Halpern: $600K 23pts +7

  530. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    VINTAGE MAB! hehe

  531. JIMVINNY says:

    so where was the penalty?  

  532. Larry says:

    OH MY GOD was that ever weak

  533. Shiloh says:

    Wow – the replay showed no hook at all.

  534. Mr. Habs says:

    Isn’t Gill 23-1 when he scores a goal?

  535. HabFanSince72 says:

    That was never a penalty.

  536. T-roy West says:

    Glencross and Bourque are a big part of Calgary’s success this year and it’s because they go to the net. Patches has been doing that a lot with success. It’s not rocket science. Man I wish we could have picked up Chris Stewart at the deadline.

  537. Wayne says:


  538. RGM says:

    What’s that you were saying?

    Go Habs Go!

  539. novahab says:

    This is the difference in a well coach team and a team that sits back and prays for the goalie to win the game.  Our coach is on the wrong bench . It will take a miracle to win this game Tampa is coming on and they will get a lot more powerplays.

  540. Da Hema says:

    Yes. Martin explicitly instructed the players to play like sh*t. Yeesh….

  541. HFX-HabFan says:

    Yeah, Pleks really shouldn’t be manning the point on the PP.

  542. HFX-HabFan says:


  543. t1tan5 says:

    Time to end the Plek at the point experiment.

  544. t1tan5 says:

    What do I know?

  545. JIMVINNY says:

    I’m glad they called that one, but they missed the brewer hook on Halpern in the corner.

  546. Da Hema says:

    For once a penalty is called when our opponents hook Subban.

  547. HFX-HabFan says:

    Stamkos, that goon.

  548. Jdub1985 says:

    The system at work … enjoying a 40 MIN penalty kill … thanks JM

  549. Propwash says:

    Time to sit through another blown powerplay

  550. SeriousFan09 says:

    6’7″ Hal Gill and 5’7″ Desharnais with the goals.

    Both total longshots, Gill was an 8th-rounder, Desharnais undrafted.


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

  551. Da Hema says:

    Too early. Careful.

  552. Wayne says:

    Hence, it was totally lost on me.

  553. Norm0770 says:

    What HANDS by Desharnais!!

  554. Danno says:

    I knew tonight was going to be a slick one. JM has an extra coating of axel grease in his hair…


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

  555. Exit716 says:

    The best part of the CBC games? The promos for shows we’ve never watched.

  556. Propwash says:

    Eller’s been doing good on the faceoffs

  557. C3P1 says:

    elll ohhh ellll babay

  558. Danno says:

    Hawks 2 Laffs 0


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

  559. yathehabsrule says:

    Hal Gill could revive the chat of “Gil-berg!” from Habs fans. WWE fans will understand that one.


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

  560. Mr. Habs says:


  561. t1tan5 says:

    What patience by DD! Beauty!

  562. C3P1 says:

    get in the bawx meat stick

  563. sidhu says:

    DD!  Pretty move.  Proving the naysayers wrong, again!

    AK46 continues his strong play.

  564. OneTimer says:


  565. Keith says:

    DD!!! What a goal!!!

  566. Danno says:

    Oui, oui, oui! Wee DD!!!!


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

  567. EricInStL says:

    Nice hands by DD and very good pass by AK.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  568. habs001 says:

    now if pyatt scores 2 goals in 2 games than 2012 is here

  569. Wayne says:

    My only concern is Hal Gill peaking too early before the playoffs :-)

  570. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  571. Exit716 says:

    Sweet. Mats Naslund Jr. with the goal.

  572. Da Hema says:


  573. Propwash says:

    BOOYAAA!! Beauty!

  574. HFX-HabFan says:

    Nice feed by AK- maybe he’s relieved not to have been moved.

  575. Timo says:

    Andrei and DD… who would have thought. Great goal!

  576. Wayne says:

    One more and Rollie gets the hook.

  577. kevin m says:

    Meet the Tampa Bay F___stcks.

  578. Shiloh says:

    Beauty – DD on a nice pass by AK. If we keep getting all this secondary scoring, we’ll be hard to play against in the playoffs.

  579. Da Hema says:

    Hal can do it. Hal can do everything!

  580. Danno says:

    Open the pod bay scoring doors please Hal


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

  581. yathehabsrule says:

    To clarify..Robinson 197, Lapointe 166, Savard 100…Gill 4


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

  582. yathehabsrule says:

    Gill nees just 96 more goals as a Hab to catch up with The Big Three (Robinson 197, Savard 166, Lapointe 166, Savard 100)


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

  583. HFX-HabFan says:

    Sadly, of that duo, he’s the one who’s more with it.

  584. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    hey Garry, since when does Cammy wear #15?


  585. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    haha, SeriousFan called it, Reimer’s gettin lit up like a christmas tree tonight.

  586. SeriousFan09 says:

    Weren’t exactly nice goals either. Hawks are not what they were last year, but Toews being the top player in February league-wide has got his team in gear. Great player, great leader.


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

  587. Clay4bc says:

    Game links here…




    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  588. JIMVINNY says:

    That was a CRAP linechange.  If thompson had been paying attention, he would have realized he had a three on two.

  589. MathMan says:

     If you like neutral-zone hockey …”

    Road teams with 2-0 leads LOVE neutral zone hockey. 😀

  590. sidhu says:

    Slowpel!  Great name!

  591. Propwash says:

    Wow, Rollie…..

  592. Da Hema says:

    Damn. Should be 4-0 by now.

  593. olematelot says:

    oh babby!!!!

  594. sidhu says:

    Ohhh…. so close

  595. Keith says:

    Gio hits the post!

  596. OneTimer says:

    oh em gee old school save by rollie

    also, nice play by Gomez

  597. Mr. Habs says:

    That was a Floppy Thomas save there

  598. Da Hema says:

    Yes sir! Ohhhhh Nellie!!

  599. sidhu says:

    Good start so far — we’re going to need confidence going into Tuesday’s game against Boston

  600. OneTimer says:

    Eller’s line looks amazing out there. Mostly Eller, too.

  601. HabFanSince72 says:

    How much coke did CHarlie Sheen snort?

    Enough to kill Two and a half Men.



  602. Mr. Habs says:

    Is the CBC praising Reimer tonight?

  603. Larry says:

    Chance the dog my ass

  604. Da Hema says:

    I hope the boys put another one in this period, because next period Price is going to see as much rubber as Charlie Sheen during a Las Vegas weekend.

  605. t1tan5 says:

    Wow how many horseshoes does Rolly have up his ass tonight?

  606. Timo says:

    Come on guys. You gotta bury these changes.

  607. HabFanSince72 says:

    Roloson has a Tim Thomas signature hosrseshoe under his equipment.


  608. OneTimer says:

    solid. is this original material?

  609. JIMVINNY says:


  610. punkster says:

    Vintage Gomez-Gionta. Keep it coming.


  611. Shiloh says:

    Replay showed that hitting the post.

  612. JIMVINNY says:

    I think the second shot was a post if it got through anyways, but still.  That was sick.

  613. olematelot says:

    Great play by Gomez, He’s flying tonight

  614. olematelot says:


  615. MikeMcLaren says:

    Regular season?

    Around $182 or $207 for a premium game.  That’s in the corners – cheapest all you can eat sits in the building other than luxury boxes.


  616. HardHabits says:

    Basically when a Montrealer buys a ticket to see a hockey game he’s subsidizing an American’s all you can eat extravaganza.

  617. C3P1 says:

    hahaha tampa bay advertising “all you can eat and drink seats” for 25 bucks. how much would those go for in the bell? 600?

  618. Mr. Habs says:

    Boucher trying to look tuff LMAO

  619. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    This slopfest is the team everyone’s supposed to be afraid of? Doesn’t look like the product of ‘genius’ coaching… at all.

  620. EricInStL says:

    Wait for the 2nd period once Boucher rips into them.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  621. punkster says:

    Take advantage of this porous D.


  622. JIMVINNY says:

    So the other teams goalie keeping them in it for once.  Strange role-reversal for the Habs.

  623. Exit716 says:

    Lord, please can we play these clowns in the playoffs?

    Guy Boucher is the French Canadian Bruce Boudreau.

  624. EricInStL says:

    Yeah ok whatever….

    Call back in 1 year.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  625. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I am so digging the Eller line.  They were damn impressive the other night.

  626. Larry says:

    Need another one. Just too many bad memories against these guys to feel confident yet

  627. HardHabits says:

    Man O man. I stepped out to run an errand and was worried I was going to come back to a 2-0 deficit, Surprise surprise.

    The dreaded 2-0 lead. C’mon lads. Keep’em coming!!!!

  628. Keith says:

    Habs are flying!

  629. HFX-HabFan says:

    The best part about the “Go Habs Go” chant is that it causes the Tampa fans to boo, making it seem like they’re booing their own team in their own building.  Awesome.

  630. Propwash says:

    Rollie took his Geritrol?

  631. Wayne says:

    We should be going for the jugular here… missin’ golden opportunities.

  632. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    What song is that?? The one with the guitar playing in the background?! :O

  633. Shiloh says:

    Lightning players moving a little slower since acquisition of MAB. That honker of his is sucking up most of the oxygen on their bench.

  634. HabFanSince72 says:

    Leafs down 3-0 in the first. Is their annual late-season mini-streak that gets the fans excited over?

  635. Propwash says:

    Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns N’ Poses

  636. Larry says:

    Things not so good for our friends in Toronto tonight

  637. t1tan5 says:

    MAB isn’t playing tonight.

  638. Wayne says:

    Sopel had to hop a train to catch that drop pass.

  639. HabFanSince72 says:

    Stamkos with the dive.

  640. Habhopeful says:

    not a great night by eller tonight


    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  641. JIMVINNY says:

    LOL.  Now THAT was embellishment.

  642. HFX-HabFan says:

    Any word from Timo over the MAB sighting?

  643. OneTimer says:

    Forget the goals…Gill is playing like a star. So underrated

  644. Danno says:

    Where have all the Leafers gone?


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

  645. t1tan5 says:

    He is…with all of 2:00 TOI. I stand corrected.

  646. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Well, so much for Tampa Bay’s amazing defense.

    And was that MAB on the point? Timo must be feeling bad seeing him in a Bolts jersey.

  647. EricInStL says:

    Wow great promo on NESN  for the Bruins-Canadiens rematch…

    Forgot about that… not

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  648. Danno says:

    Okay. Time for Monster CHiller Horror Theater with Count Boone


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

  649. SeriousFan09 says:

    Habs need to pour it on more in the 2nd, give Price a nice fat cushion.


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

  650. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Gotta be better than ACTUALLY wathing TB broadcasting, or “SunSports” as its called. Im blessed with US Center Ice.

  651. HabFanSince72 says:

    Pittsburgh are the fight leaders in the NHL. No surprise then that there’s been two fights in the 1st period of their match against the Boston Goons.


  652. HardHabits says:

    Holy crap how the mighty have fallen.

    St. Louis is looking like the might be in the lottery.

    Philly just suffered it’s 3rd loss in a row.

    Reimer coming back to earth.

  653. Rugger says:

    Gone for draft picks every one, when will they ever learn, oh when will they ever learn (opologies to Pete Seeger)

  654. twilighthours says:

    Cherry ranting about how Dorsett shouldn’t have scrapped with T Hall because he’s a rookie.  Completely ignoring the fact that 1) he has no problem with ANYONE going after Subban and 2) Hall actually started the fight.

  655. EricInStL says:

    Imagine if Cooke takes out Kaberle ????

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  656. Danno says:
    Where have all the playoffs gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the playoffs gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all playoffs gone?
    Gone for the golf course every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?


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

  657. Da Hema says:

    Expecting consistency from Cherry is like expecting virtue from Charlie Sheen.

  658. Da Hema says:

    Yep. Dorsett was being a dickhead, as usual. The wrong guy got hurt.

  659. Danno says:



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

  660. Danno says:



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

  661. HardHabits says:

    Am I watching the CBC or the Tampa Bay Broadcasting Channel? Bob Cole calls every Hab gave from the perspective of the other team time and time again. That old fart needs to be put to pasture.

  662. Shiloh says:

    Yes he is.

  663. HabFanSince72 says:

    MAB with his patented pass in the other guy’s skates.

  664. Larry says:

    Price was solid. Good period all around

  665. hab_skill says:

    That penalty was a complete dive.

  666. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Did Don Cherry just diss Ron hahahhahahaha

  667. Clay4bc says:

    St. Louis falling since what event happened?

    Oh yeah…since Halak was injured. I think he was doing well there, keeping them in it – despite not great numbers, because his team sucks.

    Not that I miss him, but just pointing it out.


    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  668. JIMVINNY says:

    Hall may have dropped the gloves first, but Dorsett was chasing him all over the ice slashing at him first.  Hall finally got fed up and dropped them, but that doesn’t mean he started it.

  669. Rugger says:

    Well done!

  670. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    I would hope fe does.

  671. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    It’s the Toronto Maple Leaf CBC Coach’s Corner.

  672. JIMVINNY says:

    I usually can’t stand Cherry, but he’s dead-on talking about Gillies.  That hit wasn’t worth a suspension, much less 10.   Collin Campbell needs to be taken out behind the woodshed and shot like the blind dog he is.

  673. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Yup, it’s sad.  Completely clean hit, 10 games.  Cambell is the biggest joke ever.  I’m throwing a pool party the day he retires or gets canned. Preferably the latter.

  674. EricInStL says:

    Yes, I didn’t get a good look at the replay, and Cherry is right.

    The NHL gave itself a pat on the back on that one on a journeyman.

    Good one NHL.


    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  675. kirbhabs says:

    Don Cherry just said Chicken shit on live TV… LOL

  676. Danno says:

    Boone, the customer and the Commentariat is always right.


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

  677. Ali says:

    hahaha Don Cherry just called Leino chickenshit on national tv

  678. B says:

    Did Cherry just say “chicken sh*t” on the CBC?
    Edit: I guess I am not the only one who heard it.

  679. C3P1 says:

    I actually have always wanted to know where boucher got that scar. he looks like he was playing with happy gilmore when he took his skate off and stabbed someone with it.

  680. EricInStL says:

    I’ll bring the beer.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  681. Danno says:

    Hawks 3 Laffs ZERO


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

  682. HabinBurlington says:

    And in more shocking news, Don Cherry defends GILLIES!  This guy really is suffering from dementia, i hope he donates his brain for study.

  683. Sheldon says:

    This is MAB’s big moment to begin the 2nd. Time to go “Full Garden Gnome!”

  684. Propwash says:

    That’s what she said!


  685. Wayne says:

    Great effort. My kind of humour… i liked it. Hope that helped.

  686. Mr. Habs says:

    The look on Boucher’s face needs to be smacked off.

  687. HabFanSince72 says:

    WTF was Sopel doing there?

  688. HFX-HabFan says:

    I’m sure certain bleeding hearts will bemoan the fact that Halpern didn’t tie up “the guy he replaced” there.

  689. HabFanSince72 says:

    Gomez line – not good.

  690. JIMVINNY says:

    just a bad luck bounce.

  691. Keith says:

    Tampa ain’t rolling over easy.

  692. HFX-HabFan says:

    I wouldn’t worry- now that Gill has found his offensive game, we have an added advantage.

  693. Propwash says:


  694. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Benny, not again….

  695. HabFanSince72 says:

    Bugs’ boy does it again.


  696. Da Hema says:

    Uh…er…what elbow?

  697. Shiloh says:

    Pretty chintzy call.

  698. Larry says:

    I didn’t see an elbow. What bullshit

  699. Mr. Habs says:

    This is getting messy

  700. 21BIGGionta says:

    Pouliot is so hot/cold this season. unfortunatly more cold than hot.

  701. EricInStL says:

    Beubye Benny, don’t get splinters on your arse riding the bench.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  702. Da Hema says:

    That’s the MAB we all remember.

  703. Harditya_CareyPrice says:




  704. t1tan5 says:

    2 minutes for being tall.

  705. Mr. Habs says:

    It seems that Reimer has a huge five hole

  706. Keith says:

    Time for another Gill drive from the point!

  707. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Had to be Dominic Moore wow…

  708. Mr. Habs says:

    Moore should have been drove into next week there.

  709. Wayne says:

    That was a cheap call period.

  710. kirbhabs says:

    He was showing Leino going in on a Leaf for icing and Leino clearly took the Leafs feet out as the go behind the net and DC says what a chicken shit… as CBC fades out… LOL

  711. Clay4bc says:

    Cherry is on a 7 second delay, so obviously his bosses have no problem with it…


    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  712. Da Hema says:

    Is he still on delay?

  713. Da Hema says:

    “The CBC sincerely apologises for anyone offended by Mr. Cherry’s discriminatory remarks about chickens.”

  714. B says:

    I wonder if anyone will complain? Will the CBC will have to put out a chicken sh*t apology :)

  715. RGM says:

    That’s why MAB was not re-signed.

    Go Habs Go!

  716. punkster says:

    Wow…a MAB moment.


  717. Barts says:

    Who’s missing Bergeron?

  718. Wayne says:

    …and there’s the even-up cheapie.

  719. Lee_D says:

    What hands by DD!!!

  720. JIMVINNY says:

    I like having Gill against Vinny.  Vinny ain’t as fast as he used to be, and having Gill on the ice prevents him from getting so cheap after the whistle.

  721. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    That was Plekanec’s 30th assist of the season and the 50th point of the season.

  722. sidhu says:

    Based on this pace, DD would have a 24 goal season.  Wow.

  723. Da Hema says:

    I think both are ominous signs of the Coming Apocalypse.

  724. Danno says:

    What’s weirder? Hal Gill scoring two games in a row or Boone’s videos?


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

  725. EricInStL says:

    NIce hit by Eller…

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  726. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hal Gill with goals in consecutive games, that’s just **** you don’t ever expect to see.

    Great for him but that’s just weird.


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

  727. Ayan_SB says:

    Hal mothatruckin’ Skill!

  728. Wayne says:

    CBC Showing Stamkos and Subban playing together as kids on same team.

  729. king ddd says:

    But as first-round opponents go, the Lightning aren’t as daunting as Philadelphia or Boston

    i dunno about you guys id rather play boston in first round than tb

    ** Buck Fruins **

  730. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Pk and Stamkos pee-wee pics.  Awesome.

  731. punkster says:

    Cute rendition of the anthem. Folksy.


  732. yathehabsrule says:

    Appears to be working now.


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

  733. Keith says:

    Cool acoustic.

  734. Wayne says:

    Love the Huck Finn anthem.

  735. Exit716 says:

    I lifted it from the old political magazine “Frank”.

  736. C3P1 says:

    anyone have a stream? im unfortunately not in canada

  737. Robert L says:

    Boone, is your dog named Cecil B. DeMilkbone?

  738. Danno says:

    Quel beau CHien!


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

  739. Keith says:

    So Tampa has a full lineup then?

  740. novahab says:

    Ok boys time to step up this is the playoffs and until the sesaon is over all games are big. Come on Blackhawks beat the snot out of the Leafs the Canadian ( Toronto ) media is making everyone sicker than the flu. Message to Pierre MaQuire if Burke stop short the only thing your going to see of Pierre is the soles of his shoes. McQuire is the biggest suck holes in all of professional sports.

  741. kempie says:

    Let’s rock

  742. yathehabsrule says:

    I thought he said “Calgary and Edmonto jumped in ’79” which too is false, as the FLames moved from Atlanta


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

  743. Da Hema says:

    Whoever came up with that Chevrolet Cruze commercial ought to be executed–the director, the band and singer, even the car.

  744. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Wow, that Reimer kid is terrible at rebound control.  Should be interesting to see what kind’ve stats he has after playing over an 82 game sched.  According to CBC he’s gonna be the next Luongo. 

  745. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Is anyone else having trouble with the feed?  For some reason it keeps saying “This program will begin shortly” but I thought it started at 7 PM.

    Tax dollars at work!

  746. SeriousFan09 says:

    Wait until his stats after tonight when Toews is through with him.


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

  747. forumghost says:

    Anybody have a link to the game other than ATDHE?


    Hockey Morning (sunday!) in Korea

  748. Robert L says:

    It’s good and it works. Keep it in.

  749. Shiloh says:

    Don’t believe I’ve ever heard the term ‘fart catcher’ before. I like it.

  750. Exit716 says:

    He should have listed Phoenix and Carolina as well, as charter members of the WHA merger. God I hate that smug prick. I’m going to Parliament Hill on July 1 just to boo him.


  751. SeriousFan09 says:

    Try restarting it, CBC’s been pretty bush league this year with their technical work.


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

  752. Shiloh says:

    Usually on the CBC website.

  753. HUDSONHAB says:

    OK Habs, lets get this done…..Hab4life….

  754. Nine1one says:

    I think clark? not sure is out and so is Malone, and Downie so 2/6 of their top 6 are out

  755. matraque says:

    The NHL is losing money RIGHT NOW for not having a team in Québec.  The team could play in the old Colisé, no problems.


    Canadien en 5! Never go Full Retard

  756. Da Hema says:

    You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

  757. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    haha.  Right now he’s in the new leaf goalie honeymoon period.  That will end, trust me.

  758. Wayne says:

    woops, my bad. Love the pooch.

  759. Propwash says:

    I knew I smelled formaldehyde

  760. yathehabsrule says:

    That thud you heard was me banging my head, waiting for this anthem singer and guitar player to wrap it up.

    Where’s the tylenol?


  761. RGM says:

    Gotta love that even when CBC isn’t showing the game outside of Quebec they still insist on delaying the start so that everybody flips over to Coach’s Corner.

    Go Habs Go!

  762. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    gotta love the row of Tricolore right behind the Tampa bench

  763. Wayne says:

    Boone, hope you’ree cooking up a humdinger vid intro.

  764. Da Hema says:

    Anyone know who is the vocalist for the anthems?

  765. SeriousFan09 says:

    Oh hell, they let Cole out of the Cryo chamber to call this game.


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

  766. G-Man says:

    As I suspected; this blog has gone to the dogs.

  767. Exit716 says:

    Best Hockey Night In Toronto comment of the night: Red Deer Ronnie at the end of Peter Puck….

    Did you know that Colorado joined the NHL from the WHA along with Edmonton? I guess the Quebec-phobic MacLean blanked out on the entire Nordiques history? What an idiot. Canadians pay this clown and Don Cherry fart catcher hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to irritate rational hockey fans to no end and he can’t even get this simple fact correct? God CBC sucks.

  768. G-Man says:

    Got that right! :)

  769. Mike Boone says:

    Hey, I was saving that joke for the first intermission!

  770. Danno says:

    We’ve got 50 per cent of the proverbial dog-and-pony show


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

  771. Nine1one says:

    Hey Boone, I think Downie is more mentally unstable than a thug. Its to my knowledge that he is working on being a cleaner player.

  772. Mr. Habs says:


  773. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Isn’t that a government job?

  774. drivefor25 says:

    Wasn’t he a Roads Scholar – worked summers for the Dept. of Highways?

    Fan since ’71

  775. Mr. Habs says:

    What wrong with working for the Dept. of Highways?  :)

  776. Mr. Habs says:

    All depends. Some are contracted out.

  777. Da Hema says:

    He is profound. Why Stock isn’t teaching at Harvard University is a mystery to me.

  778. Exit716 says:

    “A couple of games with huge playoff indications.” PJ Stock.

    What a wordsmith.


  779. punkster says:

    Mike, did your dog die? WTF?


  780. Timo says:

    I really wanted to say something about the dog… i just couldn’t find the right words… any words.

  781. Danno says:

    There once was a scribe named Mike Boone

    Who’s Weird Videos made us all swoon

    His puppets were cheesy

    They made us feel queasy

    Like the Creature from the Black Lagoon




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

  782. Mr. Habs says:

    Boone has “Lost It” :)

  783. Shiloh says:

    I am reminded of the brilliant James Joyce line spoken to a former girlfriend: “You are as vapid as the glass eyes of my stuffed fox.”

  784. punkster says:

    I love his dog. Used to see Mike walking his dog near my place when I lived on the West Island. But it was a tad more animated then 😉


  785. Da Hema says:

    The video above is irrefutable proof that consumption of large amounts of drugs and blogging don’t mix.

  786. punkster says:

    The Wiz…what a suit!


  787. Da Hema says:

    “Florida F___ksticks.” I like that.

  788. Keith says:

    It’s nice to see that hockey players don’t dress like a bunch of bums like in some other sports.

  789. HardHabits says:

    Ray Emery notwithstanding.

  790. kevin m says:

    Vinny who???????????????????

  791. solomio says:

    Not if the Habs are true to their taking penalties form you don’t. MAB will score 2 for sure.

  792. kempie says:

    double – I really really hope he plays

  793. Exit716 says:

    We’ll know that PK has truly made it when Steven Brunt does a profile on him. Cox shouldn’t even be considered as a serious columnist.


  794. showey47 says:

    I think what bothers me the most is that so much gets made about PK being yappy on the ice or how he overcelebrated an overtime goal.  Truth is yapping,trash talking, verbal jousting or whatever you want to call it  goes on during pretty much every game regardless who is playing. The funny part of subban’s goal celebration is i saw grabovski and tim brent do pretty much the same thing about a week later and nothing was said about it. I wrote to tsn asking why there was no 3 day story bashing grabovski and brent about doing virtually the same thing. Of course i got no response.

  795. DearyLeary says:

    People talk about Hal Gill being a good influence on PK.  I think PK’s a good influence on the team.  That enthusiasm he brings is contagious, it breeds confidence, and you can definitely see it in the team.

    Carey’s always got that ‘aw shucks’ look on his face whenever PK mauls him after a game (good or bad), but it’s not that stonefaced look of indifference.  It shows character and team building.  There are a lot of good young players out there, they might even be better than him, but I don’t think they have as much of an effect on their team as PK does.

  796. jbroderi says:

    Some people think he is cocky, arrogant, etc etc.  The fact is, though, that he takes criticism seriously and works extremely hard at his game and fitness level.  He takes nothing for granted, and really has a right to be confident when he puts so much effort in.  Picture AK46 with Subban’s confidence and drive.  I don’t think I am pushing it to think that he is a 40 goal scorer almost every year.


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

  797. DearyLeary says:

    PK is one of those special athletes that welcomes the limelight.  I find that the more pressure you put on him, the better he gets.  He’s made to play in Montreal, and I wouldn’t expect to see him in any other jersey for his entire career.

    He has the raw talent to be among the best of the best, and he wants to go out and prove it.  Too many players have talent and lack hunger, it’s something I’ll never doubt about PK.

  798. jbroderi says:

    well said.  I hope Subban has a long and great career in a Montreal uniform.  The Calder trophy means nothing next year or the next, but a hungry Subban does mean something!!


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

  799. gK_HabsFan says:

    I actually hope PK does not win the Calder!  In fact, i hope he doesn’t even get nominated!  I want him to strive for more than what he has accomplished!  We in Montreal know how important he is to our blueline, and i think that’s all that matters.  He plays in all situations, and his scouting report about being a defensive liability is completely off!  Yes, he has a few brain cramps once every few games, but his overall defensive game is impressive!  In my opinion, he is the best defenceman on the team.  He is strong on the boards, has good speed, and a very high ceiling in terms of offensive potential.  The only issue with him is he has to find a way to cut down the penalties, but his high PIM’s an be attributed to him always having to defend himself.

    I believe coming into this season one of PK’s personal goals was to probably to get nominated for the Calder, however, if not getting nominated means he comes back next year more hungrier, then I am all for it!


  800. kempie says:

    At least the Gomez contract expires in my lifetime.

  801. jbroderi says:

    Not sure when Vinny really earned respect as a leader, since he was completely dwarfed by Richards and St. Louis in their run to the cup.  plus, his contract is longer than Gomez’s.

    Same price, same term, I think most would take Vinny, but the extra years make his contract worse in my eyes.


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

  802. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Oh nooooooooo!

  803. Danno says:

    Hear me now believe me later…

    Mike Boone’s Weird Video will soon rival the classic and wildly popular Mr. Bill Show


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

  804. C3P1 says:

    at least vinny has some skill and can be a leader…haha

  805. jbroderi says:

    agreed, but i would add Drury’s in there as well.


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

  806. Shiloh says:

    I think Lecavalier’s cap hit is the only one in the league I’d want less than Gomer’s.

  807. showey47 says:

    DD leads the team in points/minutes played. But in defence of guys like pleky he probably doesn’t face the same line matchups either.




  808. andrewberkshire says:

    Cox has a predisposition to be against the Habs, he’s a Leafs fan as much as he pretends to be an unbiased journalist. If you look at the overall numbers between Carlson and Subban for the season they look very similar with Carlson perhaps getting a slight edge. However if you look at the numbers since January 1st, Subban dwarfs Carlson in every way. Like many poor journalists, Cox is looking at a stats bar on to choose who’s best, without looking at context or watching the games. Same reason he completely ignored Michael Grabner when he’s been the rookie who’s produced most of his points on his own as opposed to Skinner and Couture who get to piggy back off of elite veterans.

  809. jbroderi says:

    carlson is a good d amn, but would you trade Subban staight up for him??  I know I wouldn’t.  You’re right about Subban’s role with the team.  He plays in every situation and is literally the go to guy on the Habs Blue line.  Damien “Cocks” is nothing but a contrarian to popular opinions.  He is always nagative in a smug way, and really never says anything ground breaking or even accurate.  The only reason people tune in to what he says, is that it is usually the opposite of what smarter people say.

    Can’t take anything away from carlson, but I think they are close for the most part. 

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

  810. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Damien Cox just tweeted he’d place PK “well below” John Carlson in the Calder race…..

    Even trying to step back as a neutral observer, am I wrong to say it’s completely absurd?  It’s the “WELL below” part that really bewilders me.  Carlson’s +/- is 18 points higher, has way more blocked shots and 3 GWG, but Subban has more points (even-strength AND power-play), more hits, and is relied upon to play in every kind of situation in the absence of top-minute veterans like Markov and Gorges

  811. Propwash says:

    I giggled at the Markov bobblehead skits.

    Boone might have found a potential career change……

  812. punkster says:

    I love weird video. Keep up the good work Mike and continue to explore your artistic side. So far the lighting effects, Bell Centre sound quality and puppeteering displays put you squarely in the depths of the dystopian film genre.


  813. punkster says:

    Wat speling erors?


  814. jbroderi says:

    ” please ignore the spelling errors!


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

  815. jbroderi says:

    The lightning have some fire power, for sure, but they have actually gave up more goals than they scored, which is odd for a team that high in the standings.  Also, if the habs win tonight in regulation, they will only be two points back of Tampa.  Funny how the Canadiens are going to be such a long shot this year to make any noise and how they have a weak team, yet they are six points out of decond in the conference.. 

     I think Boston is a tough team, but Julien doesn’t have a great track record of making adjustments during a series.  He is a good coach, but a little slow to react to changes in oppositions style of play.  Philly is a tough team, but really only tough against the small habs.  Tjey haven’t been lighting it up recently, and you have to think that if a hot Ward, or gof forbid, a rejuvenated Devils faces them, they will be in tough. 

    The habs are no favorites, but depending on how the first round goes, they may have as much of a chance as Pitts, Wash, TB etc to make some noise.  I think tonight and Tuesday will really be a measuring stick, and I think after Tuesday, maybe these boys will get a little more credit




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

  816. Danno says:

    Check back later for live game blogging and weird video.

    More puppets?


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

  817. Norm0770 says:

    I’m pcking up Gill for my fantasy team…He’s on FIRE!!

  818. Thenumber11 says:

    The deke and pass was awesome. Sweet dancin moses.

  819. MikeMcLaren says:

    Skillsy the sniper!

    Hal Gill can keep this pace up and finish the season with 18 goals, I’m sure of it!


  820. Da Hema says:

    Lidstrom only wishes he could be Hal Gill.

  821. Paulin98C says:

    Great hands by Pyatt! ….

  822. C3P1 says:


  823. EricInStL says:

    Gill is following the Sheen method. Winning !!!!

    Way to go big guy.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  824. MathMan says:

    …Hall Gill is on a goal streak?


  825. HFX-HabFan says:

    Not to nitpick Boone, but it’s MacInnis.

  826. kevin m says:

    Gill is on fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  827. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Gill, the next Lidstrom?

  828. Danno says:

    They don’t call him Skillsie for nothing!


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

  829. Wayne says:

    Gill goin’ for the Richard trophy.

  830. OneTimer says:

    GILL!!!!! Hahahahahaa!!!!

  831. Timo says:

    What did I say the other day? Gill will end up with more goals than Gomez. Lol :)

    You go, Hal!

  832. sidhu says:

    Gill, our new sniper!

  833. Da Hema says:

    Holy shit! Hal!!!!!

  834. Shiloh says:

    Sign that sniper to an extension.

  835. sidhu says:

    Was this TB announcer once the announcer for the Whalers?  Sounds familiar.

  836. Mr. Habs says:

    The damn puck is taking some weird bounces