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The Canadiens’ 4-1 loss in Philadelphia, combined with Buffalo’s home win, eliminates our heroes from playoff contention.
Only that it took this long.
Purina Kubina would not try that with anyone his size!
I don’t understand the unconditional love for DD. There’s no doubt he plays above his stature and has talent. BUT, he has to work on his on-ice vision in the offensive zone. His tendency to over skate a play with the puck then dish it off at the worst time is annoying. Especially if one of his wingers are ready in front of the net. He’s more apt to bringing it back around and pass it to a point man which increases the risk that we’ll lose possession at the blue line. He also drags his ass when we’re on a rush and is often late as a trailer.
OK, having said that – yeah, he’s on a line that kicks ass but he’d have twice the points he has if he played smarter.
Blunden owes Gorges one after that. Blunden was late delivering the hit and Gorges had to eat a few.
Heh… talk about a mismatch.
Are you excited for the draft.. because I am
Not really. I don’t trust Habs will do anything that will make a difference. I just have zero faith in this organization.
Haha.. I think a management overhaul would have occurred by then..well I hope so.
What do you bet that the Habs pump one with 5 minutes left and then spend the last minutes of the game furiously buzzing around the Philly end to no avail.
It’s the standard script!
Edmonton at Columbus tomorrow could have us tied for 2nd
…Francis right there is no place for forgiveness for obscene crimes of Graham James …and can not believe the judge that sentenced James to only 2 years jail time could look himself in the mirror at night
Listening to the hotstove here. They are basically saying that keith’s elbow to the sedins head was bad(which it was). However, they are saying if he fought sedin instead for retaliation it would have been ok… So elbow to the head = no good. punching a guy multiple times in the head = good. hmmmmm
I’m a Tank advocate, not really Infantry inclined if you will. However, I’m still not confident enough of whoever gets to draft, Timmins aside, so I wouldn’t put it pas the Habs to draft yet another Dman. Here’s hoping they prove me wrong.
…I’m sorry Francis …bull$hit
…if that intention to hurt and hit to head was realized on a sidewalk rather than on ice …it is criminal assault
…10 games minimum if not balance of season
…don’t give Me any excuses for that Keith hit
…zero excuses !
I feel sorry for Boone. Only a little over 300 comments now. The Habs’s losses must be cutting into his profits — and thus the quantity of hashish he can buy….
But has it affected the quality I wonder?
Only the inimitable Boone himself can answer that question.
How come Mario doesn’t show how the Habs won 6 more games the season after they got rid of him?
…nice credit for Hall Gill from Josh …hope Hal comes back to Montreal at some point as an asst coach or management
Tanking days are here at last as the summer evenings grow
Not since the flower, some fire power, we’ll get a draft pick who knows.
I said it’s alright. You know it’s alright – to add some skill to this heart
We’re in the lottery, this time and only. Is just a way to construct.
A lot of people upset with my tank chants. Look respected gentlemen..and ladies, I love this team. Seeing them lose kills me. I am supporting this team to tank now. And trust me.. it gives me more pain than pleasure to say Tank les boys tank. I have had to stone myself as a fan. I just want them to be rewarded as much as possible for this stinker of a season and get the best prospect available. I won’t be chanting the words tank the moment the season ends.
After all.. deep inside my heart will always yell go habs go..
So just to confirm then, you are currently chanting “Lose Habs Lose”
Until the end of the season, yes.
And don’t mind Matty. He was hit in the head by a turnstile at an early age.
Will you two quit being so nice! Jeez whiz!
I don’t mind it at all
I’ve learned to embrace everyone at HI/O – not an easy task for sure though LOL
Thank heavens. But how was a penalty not called?
Emelin apparantly loved the American after school show, Saved by the Bell.
Three pp,s and not one shot on goal,not hard to understand why this team is in last place.
I’ll meet you on the Jaqcues Cartier Bridge.
Nice night for a jump.
I’ve been saaaaved!!
—Hope Springs Eternal—
The high jump for this team? I don’t think so.
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Very nifty pass there by Paloosh
Boone, how much longer do we endure Cherry?
Barring an act of Parliament one more year!
The people’s broadcaster cannot afford a new contract!
Bi Bi Milbury, Stock, Healy, Cole, Galley, Hughson, Maclean, Francis and the rest of the HNIC Laffs shills!
Outside the Laff nation nobody will miss any of you!
Total BS that that didn’t get called. It wasn’t on the follow through, just coburn basically clotheslining Patches with his stick.
For whoever will be our GM next season: sign Jagr and see Pleks fly, you’ll have enough to sign a Colaiacovo if it floats your boat. Of course all that considering that you’ll follow the time honored Habs tradition of never getting the grand prize in UFApalooza.
Man I hope they continue to lose
I will pay top dollar right now for two bags of whatever Borque is on. Dude is in a coma so deep that the unresponsive, catatonic state of consciousness shall now also be known as a “borque”. Like “my buddy fell off the roof and he’s been in a borque ever since”.
Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.
Very funny stuff Kempie!
White. Always in the middle of things.
Don’t take more stupid penalties… please… PK can’t bail them out tonight.
I wonder what our PK % with Budaj is compared to the same with Price.
In a slump? Haven’t scored in a while? Need a little lift to get out of that funk? No worries, you’ll soon be playing the Montreal Canadiens.
For all you Price haters…now you see the difference… especially on the PK.
Budaj isn’t the issue.
He’s playing fine.
Not saying Budaj is the issue… just that Price is a difference maker, even on the PK
Budaj is fine, but Price is great.
Price masks the shortcomings of the team, oh too well.
Habs need to sign a goalie who can play 25 games a season and maintain a .500 record.
agree… been saying that all year
Boone is so dramatic…over. Lol
Where did the PK go tonight…. Just Horrible
(man I hate the Flyers)
Like most goalies today Budaj down early.
Looks like the dingdong brigade is out in full force…
Oh Matty, now don’t be down on Harditya. He’s a good kid.
Thank you Dave
But I understand why Matthew is mad, he is not wrong from his standpoint either.
It’s a good thing we don’t need a win. How frustrating would this game be!
Kabby must be trying to understand the form he has to fill for Quebec’s parental leave. You know he’s gotta sign with a mini pen too…
mini pen lol
Oh, Mr. Bourque. Please get some help over the summer.
How useless is Rene Bourque?? I mean, can he look any more dis-interested?
Hope he goes back to Sweden
That just doesn’t get old
Where the heck is Kaberle? Breast feeding?
No matter the Kaberle hate, I liked the PP with him.
That explains much!
T h e P P i s b e t t e r w i t h h i m.
That better? LOL
Was more the part of him breast feeding I was referring to haha.
I just dont get the secrecy. Is he injured or not ?
Yes “upper body injury”!
Inflamed pecs ?
Yeah! Breast feeding hurts like a SOB…personal experience…embarrassing…scared the bejebbers out of all concerned
Gee Mike, the PP has been useless most nights. Another of those items on the “things to do” list in the off season.
Boone… the PP is useless almost every night
Does Bourque ever win a puck battle?
Unbelievable, eh? At that size.
Max looks lost!
Yeah, you can tell things are falling apart for the Habs. No confidence in their zone entry. Giveaways. Running into each other.
Coach’s corner,Clowns corner what’s the diff
LL is indeed visible just not anywhere near the puck.
Big kudos to Plaushaj who has 4 points in last 6 games.
Which will never translate into anything at the NHL level. Career AHLer.
Yup, 22 years old, let’s write his NHL career off. This is the type of thinking that’s lead to so many bad trades.
Punkster….Cherrys suit is easter pink.
Hey, did you see who posted earlier today after a one year absence?
HP has returned to the fold.
Lol…I did not notice but iam gettin ready for some rubbing and tumblin…I’ve missed the old sod.
Bourque is much maligned around here, and rightfully so given his performance, or lack thereof. But there is one thing that always happens: the PK get all sorts of breakaway whenever he’s on.
I think he’ll do better next year when the dust – from being traded from his native region to a moribond team with a truckload of management issues in its worst year yet – finally settled.
RDS boys are mentioning “confusion” during the PK.
Just a tad!
Game can end at this score and it would be a great night for the Habs
Habs can win this one. They’ve got to get the Flyers out of their psyche.
Plekanec is trying to impress his Czech hero.
LOL. Mario’s little sister… lol
Nooo, why are the Habs faltering at PKing today.
no Price. that is all
Price is on the bench.
Hal Gill plays for Nashville now
Is it just me, or is RC putting “new” players on the PK like Campoli.
I’ve been mulling something over. 24 Cups has been noting that the Habs weakness ATM is left wing. Wouldn’t that make Filip Forsberg the logical choice of available? I hear that he is considered the most NHL ready of the top 10 picks.
Better him than one of the Russians who would bolt for the KHL at the first sign of a contract disagreement.
Is Emelin signed for Montreal next year or is he going back after this season?
If they choose to draft for need. I think the habs will take who they think is the best player available even if they have an organizational need for LW. I mean when they drafted price at number 5 they had theo who was playing like a franchise goalie at the time
Nice of Cherry to mention Coles natural hat trick in the first period against Ottawa!!!
I’ve lost count the number of breakaways Pleks has had
What a beauty
For all the hype shenn gets as prospect… I just don’t see him becoming a star. not from what i’ve seen of him in the nhl
Pleks is having a good time with Lars!
So perhaps next year we see Eller/Plex/Gionta?
…Tomas Kadri !!!
… I thought the trade deadline already Passed ?
Nice to see Pleks score
So much for Boone’s shutout guess
My Two Boys!!!!
Plekanec from Eller
“Et le but!”
Different Mothers? They went with the mothers maiden name?
Gerald, I get around …
Well if you are like your namesake in Seinfeld, you are the mailman!
Probably more of a Kramer, although I do celebrate Frank Costanza’s holiday of Festivus.
Actually it seems most of the HIO commentariat are acquainted with the ritual Airing of The Grievances
For a guy that’s consistently good on breakaways, he sure does suck in the shootout.
Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.
Pleks! Trade him while his value is high.
DO IT PG!!!
umm u missed the trade deadline
punkster hasn’t figured out off-side yet
I think he has most of your comments figured out by now, offside as many are
I always wanted the Habs to emulate my comments and be more offensive.
Or is it off side?
Or would that be offside?
My sarcasm font must be broken.
Or your receptors.
Oh Lars !!!! That was a beaut’
Now that is a breakaway goal!
Yeah!!! Pleks scores on a breakaway! Finally!
Does any team in the league chase the puck more in their own end than our Habs?
edit, oh my reverse jinx worked
Cherry says someone has to pay for Kadri being left in ahl for last 3 years . Dont sappose he was referring to someone with the initials BB
Interesting strategy tonight: dump and don’t chase.
They mix that up sometimes with icing it.
Trying to wear the Phillie D out and then bang, game over!!
And we wonder why us?
Boone,3-0 Philly works for me.
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