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Canadiens never quit.
Give them that.
With a shortened bench, playing their second game in two nights, they made a third-period game of it.
But the D was dreadful.
Based on the way penalty shots have been called since the lockout, I absolutely cannot believe Cole didn’t get one there.
Based on the way the Habs have done in shootouts, I’m glad he didn’t.
I think the odds of scoring on a penalty shot are better than the Habs power play of late
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
Shouldn’t that be a penalty shot?
Why isn’t that not a penalty shot?
You beat me.
Can’t believe Cole missed that. Right through Nabokov, but misses the net?
Can find multiple links to pretty much every game here:
Minus the stick handling, Budaj’s play is similar to Price’s.
And the size. Budaj doesn’t quite have the build to cover the net as well as Price.
What we saw right there from Gomez is, I think, the best we can hope for: makes a nice play to get the puck then passes it right to an Islander, without a Hab anywhere near. A total wash.
I’d suggest that he created the stupid turnover that required him to get it back, but he is generally good at carrying the zone, so I think I can forgive him the turnover there.
So, at best: he brings nothing, at worst: dragging the team down with him.
Gomez is a superstar….
Well, he’s paid like one.
C’mon boys, very sloppy.
Stay Thirsty My Friends!
Our Mr. Boone has a serious man-crush on Deharnais.
Their love child won’t be pretty (or tall…)
How many breakaways are we planning on giving up this game?
Apparently, Rolston still has a shot in that old body of his.
…for anyOne outside Canada looking for a stream
…I believe this is a New York station’s broadcast
Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
Good back checking by Gomez in support of Emelin.
Soccertvlive.net is what I used for every sport, although most of the time the habs feeds are not that good
Lotta people dressed as empty seats….
Gomer’s getting on the sheet tonight, I can feel it!
Great hustle by pleks.
Reasoner felt a little tug on his back and threw himself head first into the boards to draw a penalty.
Call the boarding, but not the roughing that happened 5 seconds earlier.
Wow! Lots of empty seats. So much for the basketball effect.
That rink sounds like that of a junior league.
Home of Dial-a-Bug
So, how much would a Jeff Carter be worth?
If you ever have problems trying to find a feed, go to justin.tv and search for ‘exnordic’
His channels get canceled every once and a while but he always comes back with a solid feed under a new name. Exnordic will always hook you up. It’s RDS and the chat is generally in French.
THe recent channel: http://justin.tv/mexou
Please don’t post it anywhere but HIO.
A link for those of us in the united states please.
I like how Cole is enjoyin himself out there, always smiling… Looks like a great character guy to be around in the dressing room, brings good energy…. Just a good role model for the young players..
This’ll be the first time Cammy is going to play against Niedereiter since getting suspended for slashing him. Wonder if anything will come of that.
Here’s hope Skillsy gets better soon!
Its time to switch to whiskey, we’ve been drinkin’ beer all night
Here we go !
…a TSN feature named Studs & Duds with someone named Jason Botchford, complaining it took so long for Montreal Police to determine there was no case against Zdeno Chara
…in My opinion, someOne in Montreal’s police force just concluded what We all have, that the NHL will not sufficiently police itself, and dragged this out simply for the satisfaction that Chara AT LEAST paid something for what he did with Patches almost 10 months ago
…so, for Me, …PROPS to the Montreal Police ! …Go Habs Go !!!
Link to the game anyone? The Exou09 link on Justin.tv has been closed.
Its too bad, really. The comments on that stream were always hilarious and wildly inappropriate. Great times watching the game on that stream.
You might have (not of) noticed that it was exnordic09. 10 will pop up soon.
The Price is Right
I seem to be the only one who thinks this but I don’t think Emelin has been playing particularly well.
Yes he hits, but often takes himself out of the play Komi-style. He did it yesterday: stepped up to deliver a hit that led to a scoring chance for the Canes.
He does not typically make a good first pass on exiting his zone.
He is not poised in his own end.
He has great potential, and should play for that reason, but right now he is not very good.
Are you sure you’re not thinking of PK? There was one sequence where he went for a big hit at the blue line during a PK, missed, and it led to a pseudo 2 on 1. I don’t recall Emelin doing that last night.
He has things to learn for sure, but his skill package, even beyond his hitting, looks very good to me. He skates well, his passing skills(different from decisions) are good, and he plays hard.
He’ll learn better positioning and decision making and he will be a very nice part of this team.
I’m just not seeing it right now.
Atta boy focus on the negatives…7 hits and 7 block shots last night in his first real game with decent minutes, including some pk minutes….unreal
I will study Emelin today like a lazer.
Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!
Looking forward to this game. We have the horses to get the job done tonight. Every minuet the kids play they relies that they can compete at this level and the confidence and their play sores.!
Enjoy it, and see some of you tomorrow night at the Summit.
I can only hope you’re right Ian (about the horses).
I do love this young set of D. They all look like NHLers, each with a different skillset. For all the griping we do about developing from within (and the mistakes made in giving up too soon on some guys), they’ve picked up a good one in Diaz, and Emeline brings some great physicality (I am still scared they’ll screw that up but the more he plays the more he stays). Go Habs!
I think he means we have the ponies.
When you say, “For all the griping we do…”, did you mean to say, “For all the griping I do”? 😉
Are we seeing you over the weekend DOG?
Unfortunately not Ian. It conflicts with a trip we had planned. I’ll be that much more eager for next year! Hope it’s a good one – and that we win on Saturday night for you guys!
Nobody does minuets like this guy:
This is the best team the franchise has iced since the ’93 team got busted up.
I said it before the season started and I still believe it.
They have also proven that Martin hasn’t lost them, and as far coaches go, that’s what matters the most. I’m not a huge fan of his demeanor and I get frustrated with certain decisions, but if the players are still motivated, their talent will carry the day.
Gauthier has some tough decisions coming up as players get healthy. The kids will be forcing his hand, especially on D.
Absolutely it is the best team since 93 Eric, that is why I have been so upset with the coaching. But what do I know?
Not defending PG or JM (and still think we need a tough guy) all the f&%king injuries have hurt us the last 2 years. I also think the team when healthy can challange for the cup. Biggest worry (which I have posted numerous times) how long AM lasts when he returns.
Now, time to go home and actually get to watch the game on MSG.
The 2007-2008 team was much better. Remember we finished first in the conference that year and led the league in scoring.
This team will not finish first in the conference.
This team will not finish in the top 5.
Our D remains very weak though I agree the youngsters have potential.
We do not have a real number one line.
We do not have a real powerplay.
So no – not better than 2007-2008.
And, I am not confusing achievement with ability.
In the big picture, where did that 1st place finish get us?
The team got further when it counted, two years ago.
This team is better than both those teams.
The team two years ago went far 90% because of Halak. The other 10% was Cammy.
The team that won the division lost because of Price’s poutine eating.
Whatever, I only mention that cause ’72 was talking achievement.
I think the latter’s achievement is more important regardless of the reasons for it. Though I don’t agree with the over-simplified version you prefer.
My points is an evaluative one, achievement has too many variables to predict.
This team is better constructed than the ’08 team in my opinion, better coached too.
It was better for awhile for sure, but remember that was a year when they also did really well in the injury dept. Since then, it’s always been really bad, so it’s hard to compare.
At what point in time will they stop calling Yannick Weber “Le Jeune Weber” on RDS?
And will they eventually start calling him “Le Weber d’age moyen” and, with the passing of time, “Le vieux Weber”?
haha man i was just talking about that with my friends..
it would be awesome if he is around 35 and still referred to as
” Le Jeune Vebber”
The 2010-11 Stanley Cup was not won, but given
Can Brian Rolston still play hockey?
“Andrei Kostitsyn is a better hockey player than Max Pacioretty”
– Sean Bonjovi
No, Habs management looks good to potential free agents. They’re sticking with a player who’s overpaid. It makes them look honest and it’s easier to deal with them without fearing being sent down/bought out if their numbers drop (however drastically).
Yeah, Martin must be going crazy that a player is playing well. It’s infuriating to win games with a depleted defence core. Is that how your pot-addled brain works?
DD is being hidden between two trees. Pacioretty and Cole could make any center in the league look good. If you’re going to be that size in the NHL you need blinding speed (St. Louis, Gionta, Gerbe), DD is too slow to be an every day second line type centerman. He loses puck battle after puck battle, he gives the puck away just like Gomez does. He is still sickeningly horrible in his own end. He’s a stopgap right now, but if he’s going to be a #2 center, this team is boned.
Try Eller with wingers who can actually score (oh wait Eller’s line + Gomez actually scored last night). When Andrei comes back I’d love to see one of the two big men on his wing to see how it compares to Desharnais.
If we win, it’s always in spite of JM, if we lose, it’s JM’s fault.
Sound logic there….
Gotta love the JM haters!
+ 2012 (1 can always hope!)
Anybody catch the latest documentary on castle grayskull? Amazing stuff how at one point, mankind could turn their common, fearfull cats into beasts of war…
I really enjoyed the dramatic recreations in that documentary.
Seriousfan09 has started a Movember team named McPhee’s Irregulars. Donate to him, or me or the team to raise money for a great cause!
I heard an ad for this on TSN990 yesterday:
THE TICKET VAULT:
The tickets available on this site are posted by the Montreal Canadiens season ticket holders. They can be priced equal or above the Bell Centre box office prices.
Have any of you tried this service out? Just curious…
i looked at it yesterday and the prices are through the roof!
The 2010-11 Stanley Cup was not won, but given
Magnetically levitated blocks for the pyramids? Come on…
But I like how devoted you are to alternative theories.
The Toronto Maple Leafs once experimented with Pyramid Power.
Okay. You can laugh now.
Can’t be moved any other way.
The pyramids were designed to conduct electricity, they sit across intersecting ley lines (sweeping magnetic fields), as do all the other pyramids and megalithic monuments, and as once did the Coral Castle (before it was moved). Think that’s a coincidence?
Electromagnetic levitation EXISTS. We invented the Mag-Lev train in the 60s or 70s. Japan is building one as we speak. The Yanks have them servicing their underground tunnels. The technology exists despite it not being widespread…for fear of too much human freedom, one would surmise, but it exists. No doubt about that.
Only thing left to contemplate is the evidence that shows multi-ton blocks moved 12000 years ago couldn’t’ve been achieved any other way.
What do we do with this evidence?
Back from the Brink’s boasts L. B. Potter, esq.
I must wipe my feet with all this pyramid talk going on around here.
Wow. I thought Shanny would be man enough to stand up to the idiots. Looks like the idiots won. 3 games for Stewart… That’s lenient.
I’m with Kerry Fraser on this one. Don’t wait for someone to die, throw the book at them now.
If last night’s team shows up tonight – especially Gorges, Emelin and Subbidoo, we’re in business. I expect a lot of goals if the boys skate like they did yesterday. Go Habs!
Anyone see the latest documentaries on the Great Pyramids? Human history to be rewritten. Galvanizing.
It’s an alternate electricity power station. Free energy for all.
In sync with MULTIPLE megalithic sites around the world using the formulas of pi, Pythagoras’s Theorem (before it was his, obviously) and of the golden number. 2.3 million 2-ton interconnecting, electricity-conducting, different shaped blocks aligned in mathematical perfection. 10500 BC. Before the flood. Could still be made to work today.
Nicola Tesla based himself on the exact same principles when he erected his alternate electricity tower in 1910 (or whenever).
And the cat who singlehandedly built Coral Castle sculpted and moved his multi-ton blocks the same way, electromagnetic levitation.
The blocks in front of the Sphinx (which initially had a lion’s head, and where water-erosion clearly indicates the date in which it stood) each weigh 20 tons. Stacked on top of each other, 4, 5 high. We’d need multiple cranes working in tandem to move them today.
One statue in Egypt that fell over weighs 1000 tons. It’s a single block of granite. They built the museum around it cuz it couldn’t be budged. Some stones used can only be scratched with diamond-tipped power-tools, let alone drilled through by hand.
Yet, we are still told men 500 years out of caves built them with copper and stone chisels, ropes, logs, and elbow grease…in 20 years…meaning one block chiseled, quarried, and placed every 2 minutes, working 12-hour days 7 days a week.
Fascinating stuff. Wonderful, really. I highly recommend viewing.
I saw a documentary on the Coral Castle Place. It’s amazing. It’s pretty close to me here in Miami, I keep meaning to check it out.
The guy who built it said that he had “solved the mystery of the Pyramids”.
Bugs, I’m sticking with the alien race theories, Dude. Unless….
Sal from the Hammer
Why can’t the “aliens” be human?
The Pyramids on MARS have the same Orion design as every megalithic layout on Earth. And the FACE on Mars is a HUMAN face. (actually, half-human, half-lion)
I believe early humanity discovered the secret of electromagnetism and used it widely and wisely before being wiped out.
Ever read Graham Hancock’s Fingerprints of the Gods? Fascinating stuff on the pyramids.
Seen his presentation, certainly.
This is a request for everyone posting here to STOP referring to Randy Cunneyworth as “Cunny” … please. I can’t giggle and post at the same time.
Full Breezer 4 Life
It’s only a problem if he studied linguistics…
Bill, you’re smart right…? The people injured are Kostitsyn, , Ryan White, Markov, and Campoli right? Am I missing onee?? Alsoo Gill and Spacek are out??? I’m so confused….please explain
Thanks so much!!!
A few things added below, read and do not miss out!
SEE EVERYONE AT HURLEY”S TOMORROW EVENING!
130 of us so far, from all over North America this year.
5TH ANNUAL 2011 HIO HAB FAN SUMMIT NOV. 18,19.
We will all meet and greet at 1225 Crescent St. Hurley’s pub Friday eve. Some of us will be having supper there, and name tags will be given out by Shane from Manitoba, by way of PEI, as we watch the Hamilton Bull Dogs on big screen.
Everyone is welcome to join us. Ware your team colors! and enjoy the evening, before staggering back to the hotel.
Saturday morning, breakfast is at 1240 Drummond St., Chez Cora’s at 8 or 8:30am. Mike Boone and other guests will be joining us. You can order a la cart and everyone gets 15% discount off your bill. Anyone is welcome.
We then walk over to the Bell Center early for the Hall of Fame Tour for 10:30am and the Bell Center Tour is at 11:30am. You need to purchase a $5:50 ticket for the Bell Center tour.
1pm there will be a Media and HIO Fan professional presentation put on by former concussed hockey players. Kerry Goulet, Keith Primeau and other players who are involved in educating the effects of concussion, depression and neurology rehabilitation. Also a newly invented light device will be introduced there, that is secured to a players helmet to help determine if a player has been concussed.
(location is the Novotel hotel, just up the street)
3pm the Children’s Foundation Charity raffle and pre game dinner at 1050 Mountain St. the Baton Rouge restaurant. bring one item each to donate if possible please, so everyone will win a gift to go home with. There will be thousands of dollars worth of prizes.
Rejean Houle will join us at the dinner with a Canadiens team signed stick for the raffle.
Keith Premeau will be donating a package.
There will be a Cary Price game sweater for the raffle, a OHL Belleville Bulls game sweater and a Bulls team signed stick, a black and white framed picture of Toe Blake, Doug Harvy and Dicky Moore.
After dinner we walk across the street to the Hab’s and Ranger’s game. Go Hab’s Go.!
The 2nd floor of Hurley’s pub is reserved for us again, to celebrate the win and meet up with a few surprise guests. Anyone may join us, just identify yourself as a HIO member.
Please be generous with your charity raffle gift donations and your purchase of raffle tickets. 1 ticket cost $20 or 3 for $40. You can buy your tickets Friday night at Hurley’s or at the Baton Rouge. It is a wonderful way for the HIO community to give back to less fortunate kids.
Enjoy your weekend, talking hockey and meeting your fantastic HIO family.
See ya there.
HIO Fan Summit Organizer (613-968-9807) if you need anything.
PS. I drink single malt!!
So for those asking how sick Hal Gill is, RDS just reported that he’s in the hospital.
That sounds bad, hope he gets well, he just had a baby boy!
Randy for HC!
No kidding! Get well Hal!
Oh man, I hope it’s just to pick up some antibiotics.
Renaud Lavoie said hospitalized I believe, so more than just a pickup.
Says he won’t play on saturday either.
Which makes sense, you don’t want to rush him. St. Denis gets a longer look.
What does he have?
I agree with HF72 below where he suggests there may be a buyout period after this current CBA expires. Many teams have contracts they want to dump and this seems to be their get out of Jail free card.
I think we will see Gomez bought out then. At this point with our injuries we need him anyhow, and perhaps he finds a last gasp for the playoffs.
I really believed he would turnaround somewhat this year, I don’t know how serious this injury he had was, but I am nearing the end of my optimism as it relates to Gomez.
You are a very patient man, HIB.
It ain’t over until Gomez redeems himself.
…RDS just announced option to receive video replay of Habs’ goals with it’s Push notices on it’s mobile app, if any of You are interested …just go to RDS’s web-site or Your app store and opt-in
Heading out tomorrow morning for the Summit, should be arriving in Montreal 330ish. All you living there please forewarn the city, chill the beer and look forward to meeting many people from this Zoo.
…get Your inoculations from Your family doctor before You leave Gerald
…bring extra coins for any required bail as well
Innoculations, I knew I forgot something. As for the bail, I fear my wife may say keep him there for awhile.
Have a great time Burl. Chrisadiens and I will make it up there for next years summit.
Hopefully see you guys up for the AHL Outdoor Classic. Rumour has it we are all going to Bellyfull’s place after the game!
Have a great time Gerald (and all the other Summiteers). Safe trips all around to the out-of-towners as well.
– Honestly yours
Colorado slipping down the standings slowly but surely. Varlamov has a 3.30 GAA and .89 save %.
Caps have their first round pick.
And the Habs are climbing!
Varlamov’s stats look especially bad next to his back-up’s: Giguere is posting Vezina numbers. Looking every bit like the horrible pick it initially seemed to be, surprise surprise.
Leafs are wishing they hung on to Giguere now I am sure.
That combined with giving up Stewart and Shattenkirk for Johnson were two crippling trades for that org.
That kid who is cheering after the rare footage of a Gomez goal is the same one they feature on the RDS commercial. You know the one where they say they will be broadcasting 82 Canadiens games and X amount of Sens games.
watching the video made me think of two things
1) that’s the one goal everyone remembers Gomez scored last year
2) I’m glad we no longer have Alexandre Picard. man did he suck.
– Gomez is holding down the “overpaid” button
Win this one for Eddy boys.
Still no Gill? How sick is this guy?
This team is better with no Gill
I heard his body apparantly rejected the moustache.
I dont know but I got a bug and its lasting long, I mean I can work, but Im not 100%, Id get winded easy with physical effort, so I cant blame Gill.
[Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.
Me too. I had to go get antibiotics and it still took a week with the drugs. If I didn’t get the antibiotics i would have been a month.
Go get some antibiotics man. If they resist tell them you are going on a plane and you want to make sure you are better before you go.
ok, So I have shopped all day, and only bought a belt and 40 bucks on a hair cut. What now, pre game nap?
It’s ike being in another country here. As I said when I landed, I freakin Love this City!
Looking for a place to hang tonight. le Cage at the Bell?
Ph- 204 724 8418
welcome to our fair city
Beinvenue Shane! Enjoy the view.
Go for a poutine at Chez Claudette!
i sense a theme with you
The Force is strong with this one.
so say we all
I’m really behind on scifi tv shows, you should know!
Have not watche the Battlestars..
i suggest you dont, the entire show is so strong and you become so involved and into it then… the series finale airs which is so horrible it makes the ENTIRE SERIES garbage, by proxy
my god thinking about it just makes me wanna commit violence against midgets
These aren’t the curds you’re looking for.
Welcome to the newer NHL: The National Headshot League.
I’ll pass on gravey, cheese and fries. I have enough against me already (health).
Then The Cage isn’t quite your place either….;)
Think the place to go is Hurley’s on Crescent, i think.
You are right, I haven’t been there yet. (this year)
When my wife and I went to Montreal in Oct, le cage was one of our favorite spots. Also your right it’s like being in a whole different country.
Go Habs Go
oh it’s a toss up now. I was having some drinks at the Olde Orchard, nice place too. sigh….I think I will hit all three places.
I wish that I was there now, since it was home to me when I was growing up. Alas, we don’t get in until Saturday.
I’ll be waiting, and I can’t wait to see the little one.
Shane we will be in tomorrow afternoon. Coming by train with posty jim.
Think the habs have a chance at getting a Kyle Okposo or a Derek Brassard? KO has been a healthy scratch although recently was signed an extension. DB has been scratched as well. Personally i would like RJ Umberger.
GHOD – Go Habs Or Die
I’d like Umberger, too. But I don’t think he’ll be leaving CBJ.
Opinions are like kittens, I’m giving them away.
No way the Islanders give up on a young one like Okposo. Blue Jackets might give up on a 24 year old center that’s already scored 47 points, but he wouldn’t really improve the Habs, would he?
Isles have young guys who aren’t producing Blake Comeau, Josh Bailey, and of course KO.
IIRC, the Isles have made a lot of dumb moves. I wouldn’t put it past them.
Brassard cant cut with an all-world player like rick nash, so I dont see how he would bring anything to the habs. Let ottawa get him, they seem to love taking columbus’ trash.
I could see him doing well in a Habs jersey, untapped potential there. Maybe Engqvist, Dietz for Brassard.
Cammy Pleks Gio
Max Pac DD Cole
Brassard Gomez Eller
Moen Noka Pally/Darche
…I’m starting to think ex-hairdresser/referee Kerry Fraser would make a more credible VP Operations & Player Protection than Brendan Shanahan http://www.tsn.ca/blogs/kerry_fraser/?id=380677
…to Me, Shanny is losing credibility to handle this important NHL portfolio quickly after a promising start
I am inclined to agree, but any single person can be pulled in many different directions. Besides, Colin Campbell is still VP of hockey operations, so the conflict of interest will always exist, theyre just using a different front man.
At the end of the day, supplimentary discipline should be handled by a panel in my opinion. The nhl would never do it because bettman is too much of a control freak, but I think the IIHF should have a supplimentary discipline panel for all top-level pro leagues worldwide.
I can’t get past the hockey mom link. What a babe.
Kiss my hAbSS!!!
Anybody else notice Gomers nonchalance with the fistbumps along the bench during the aftergoal celebration last night? His first assist in a while, then he celebrates by bumping the first half of the bench then waving off the rest with a “meh” look on his face.
OOH AAH – HABS ON THE WARPATH!
I wouldn’t make much of it…. to me it’s more evidence that Gomez, who by all accounts is a decent guy, is just dancing to his own beat.
I think that’s part of the problem with him, he zigs when everyone else is zagging… but I think his nature is to be like that, goof around whatever. No more than that.
It was nice to see the Gomez saga reach new heights last night on TSN. It’s only a matter of time before he’s sent down to Hamilton now and they use his cap space before the deadline, I think?
Then buy him out over the summer.
They can’t buy him out, it’s a terrible option that leaves it’s ugly mark on the cap for years. The Habs are on their last year of BGL’s buy out just now. They either trade him or bury him in the AHL. The Molson’s can afford it.
The virtue of that proposal too is that Gomez might consider retirement if sent to the AHL. After all, he barely gives a sh*t about playing in the NHL.
I wouldn’t give up 10 million for pride, would you? Souray played in AHL when things went south for him in Edmonton, now look at him. Surely Gomez can do the same.
For pride? Probably not. But I might be concerned that a bunch of hungry young AHL players might want to put notches on their sticks by smacking me around for the four years I would need to play to keep the money. Surely that might give some pause to Gomez were he demoted.
He has 2 years left, not 4
Not counting this year I might add so 3 years if demoted this season.
Why would you want them to buy him out? Then we deal with his cap hit for 4 years.
25 before 14
I thin it’s half of his cap hit, then we use the other half for a $ 3.5 mill player.
I Dunno, that’s what they suggested on TSN. They’re the experts, not me.
There are no experts at TSN.
Bob Mckenzie was the one who said to demote him, and frankly I think he has a better understanding of the cap than crawford or ward. Crawford is a coach and ward is a player.
Scott Gomez buyout from CapGeek.com
The habs only owe him $10 million in real dollars (vs $14.6 million in total cap hit) for the remaining two years. I say it makes more sense to just demote him to the minors, and keep the full $7.3 million of cap space for the next two seasons. With Carey and PK due what are certain to be very lucrative extensions, we could use that kind of extra cap space. From a real dollar savings point of view, it makes more sense to buy him out, but Molson has lots of money, and makes lots of money from the habs, so he should suck it up, pay gomez the full remainder of his contract to play in the minors and be done with it.
CapGeek gives a pretty dumbed-down explanation of the buyout in their FAQ and have a buyout calculator. In terms of cap hit, i thought it would be $3.5 for 4 years, but it turns out it would be $3.5M next season, $4.5M in two years, and years 3 and 4 would be $1.6M. Despite those numbers, Molson would be paying Gomez $6.67M over those 4 years as opposed to $10M. so it saves the owner $3M over 4 years, but the team would face a stiff cap hit that goes towards nothing and would save $3.8M in year 1 and $2.8M in year 2 to replace gomez. Id rather sit him in the minors, no cap hit, and look to trade him next year to a team scrambling to reach the cap floor
His cap hit will remain at $7.3 million but his cash salary will be $5.5 and $4.5 million for 12-13 and 13-14. Best scenario is Montreal trades him to the Isles, Stars or Panthers for a poorly performing $4million player with two years left to a team who is below the cap floor. Then they buyout the $4 million player and save more cap space. The problem is that I can’t find any team that needs to pad their salary for cap space that has any bad contracts to dump back to Montreal.
Blue, blanc et rouge. Red and White for Canada. Blue for Smurfs.
How exactly is Gomez getting an assist and playing solid second line minutes “new heights”?
Gomez’s assist last night was of the useless variety. He didn’t create a play, he missed the net with a shot (and by a country mile, at that) from the slot, and Travis Moen scored a lucky one banking the puck off the goalie from behind the goal-line in the corner.
He was also a team-worst 20% on faceoffs on home ice.
Gomez has had decent games this season, but last night wasn’t one of them. That being said, I’m willing to give him a few days to play himself back into game-conditioning and to get his timing down, just as we are usually willing to give every other player when they return from injury.
For future reference, when I say “Buddy”, I mean Budaj, and when I say “buddy”, I just mean regular buddy taking center stage in the scenario I’m drawin up at any given moment to point out, criticize, or totally disparage said buddy’s play.
I understand how this could’ve led to some confusion and no one can say I’d endeavored to start any sentences with regular “buddy” as capitalized first word in the past, but all in all, it’s pretty strait-forward, so if we all work together to adequately maintain the flow of communication, especially emanating from my end, we’ll then be able to truly congratulate ourselves for striving towards a greater understanding of me.
And that makes us all better, you will agree.
So good luck to Buddy tonight; think buddy’ll do just fine.
…as if this is any surprise, BUT Montreal Police will not pursue criminal charge against Zdeno Chara http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=380675
lol what was that first link you posted all about?
…was it the Hockey Mom link ?
nah, twas creepy, and im a fan of boobs
…I’m actually into Asians ladies and not blondes …but thought I would throw it into the HIO blender as per they do not make hockey mom’s like in the ol’ dayz
i forgot to emphasize the word creepy
That Gomer goal – he whiffed on a pass right?
Wow what a beauty he scored. I still can’t get over the fact that Gomez had 33 goals in a season with the Devils.
the EGG line
lets trade price for elias <— actual trade proposal my friend in new jersey let spew forth from his brain
That’s funny… a Devil’s fan from NJ.
How bout we keep Price and form our own EGG line with Eller or Engqvist. I prefer the latter because then it can stay in tact when they are all in Hamilton.
trade price for a 36 yr old wow that is smart hockey sense. price is coming into his prime and elias is almost done.
“May you live in interesting times.”
not just that, montreals goin on 20 years of being pwned by brodeur, and my, god bless his heart, dim witted friend was under the assumption wed be cool with securing jerseys goaltending for THE NEXT 20
A few facts about Nabokov.
1. Born and raised in the northern land of Zembla, which was a part of the old Soviet Union.
2. Played in the NCAA for Wellesley college. He is still their most famous hockey player, and only NHLer to date. Switched to Cornell University in his senior year before being signed by the San Jose Sharks.
3. During the lockout he played in the Swiss League for the Montreux Harlequins.
4. Enjoys chess and butterfly collecting during the off-season.
5. He is a part-time writer. Wrote an article titled “Despair” after being picked off waivers by the NY Islanders. His autobiography Speak, Goalie! is due out next summer.
6. You do not want to get on his bad side.
why would you not want to get on his badside? he sounds like a nerd
All goalies are nerds.
Except Jose Theodore and Patrick Roy.
And Brian Hextall.
i still to this day think thibeault is the only nhl player im confident i could beat in a fight
who’s Brian Hextall?
I think you mean Ron Hextall….
I smell a trade coming
I’m suspecting the same thing: THe Isles are putting Nabokov in nets against the Habs sputtering sparkplug offence in an effort to up his trade value.
…They sure don’t make Hockey Mom’s like They used ta
How to know if you’re cheering for a bubble team
I’ve never read this on HIO. 😉
link no linky
Thanks, I suck at this.
its the end quotes, last character of your link that needs to be removed, then it will work LL 😛
edit: boom there ya go
edit#2: HAH awesome
Thanks mofo, I was only an end quote away from perfection. lol
To all self professed “smart” guys.
If you don’t like what JM is brewin’, and if you think our team is a garbage heap piled on the bRuins of our glorious past; might I respectfully remind you that there are other teams you can jeer for.
Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.
— Augustine of Hippo
Was that goal during regular season play?
—Hope Springs Eternal—
Wow. That Gomez video is just wrong…. GOAL?! A ha! The jinx on Gomez is Mr. Houde! I knew it.
That does not sound like Pierre Houde
I think that’s what he’s saying…
I remember there were a couple of games last year that Houde was sick for.
…My focus will be on seeing if Our ‘inexperienced’ D is as effective for a second game
…I believe They will be
Hope they can gut this one out. They’ll be tired by the third, but then again, they are used to sitting back towards the end of a game.
Anyone know anything about two injuries: AK & White?
With all the talk of Markov – I haven’t heard White’s name at all. He was a great 3/4th liner last year, tough and lots of speed – though not that great around the net.
…Evgeni NaKOKov ???
I guarantee you not. The buy-out has severe consequences for the Canadiens’ salary cap — especially important given that players like Price, Gorges, and Subban are up for contract renewal over the next couple years.
The easiest solution is to send Gomez’s fat arse to Hamilton. No cap consequences.
I hope we trade him to a Cap Bottom team. But they’ll probably demand a couple prospects to “ease” the trade like the Habs did. And by “did”, I mean did the exact opposite.
There may be a free buy-out when the CBA is renegotiated.
Well, if anyone gives us a 7rounder for him fine but we can´t give away a prospect or a draft pick to get rid of this crazy contract. The best case scenario for everyone would be if he leaves for Europe, I am thinking about Russia or Switzerland.
Just to make this clear: A buyout would cost us a little bit more than 2.4m for four more season, right? Sorry TSN, that can´t be an option. Keeping him of course would be the most stupid thing…
wouldn’t it be great if he actually played like he did 4 years ago. Then Gionta started rolling as well. It is fun to dream
I am picking Gomez to score either in New York of New Jersey.
And the dam will break open….or he will be scoring first in Hamilton.
I think Gomez will cash in his checks, wether it’s in Hamilton, or anywhere else in North America.
The guy won’t retire.
Gomez may have lost his hockey, but he hasn’t lost his mind. How’s he gonna buy a hovercraft if he leaves ten million bucks on the table?
I would if I was him. that is a lot of dough
Seriously. How many millions does one person really need?
I wouldn’t leave that money on the table, perhaps when he does retire he plans on being a philanthropist?
Does he expect to live until he’s 476 years old?
I hope you were joking.
He makes $7.5/year.
If you earn $100,000/yr, lets face it, that’s decent money.
It will take you 75 years to earn what he makes in one year.
Need? It’s not about need, it’s about “can have”. You wouldn’t seriously turn down that money.
On the IR, undisclosed lower body injury.
Emelin. He be gellin’.
I thought there were advanced civilizations on earth today…..and then I logged into the HI/O site during Habs’ games….
Sorry guys, I couldn’t resist!!
I will join up with you Summiteers on Saturday morning at the Bell Centre Tour….
We DID find hard evidence of it. In Egypt, in Peru, in Bosnia, in China, in Japan. It’s right there in front of our eyes.
There was a flood. Oceans rose 400 meters. (where the water CAME from is also an exciting tale) Civilizations wiped out.
Now, ANYTHING not megalithic would’ve been torn asunder, corroded, decomposed or disintegrated at least 10 times over since then, I would imagine.
Whatever happened, we don’t exactly know, but critical thinking certainly tells us what DIDN’T happen, namely, that the Egyptians circa 3000 BC built the great pyramids. Impossible.
it might be closer to ten million he is owed, excluding this year. this year he’s getting paid $7.5m and the next two seasons he’s getting paid 5.5, and 4.5m…..
I am intrigued about your theory. Please elobrated in greater detail.
That title could be “misconscrued” and could you plenty of abuse from “politically correct ” posters of which I am not one.
Why your whole theory in detail. I see parts of it in many of you posts today and am intrigued to be enlightened.
The whole theory? Here, now? C’mon, man.
I’ve given more than enough intel for you to investigate on your own.
Type “pyramids advanced civilization” or “pyramids electricity” or “pyramids electromagnetism” or “pyramids 10500 BC” or “pyramids on Mars” in your favorite browser and you’ll be well on your way to see many similar theories to “my theory” thusly exposed.
Or go on youtube and type that in, grab a brewski and some pork rinds, sit back, let go of any preconceived notions, get blown away by the presented evidence, and mull it over.
Would any poster really leave that much money on the table? Unless your a politician you would be a liar. Ang if you are a politician you’d lie about it anyway.
Boone still trying to convince us of Gomez’s worth…
Look, it’s okay to have a vigorous opinion, but keep it real. That’s a childish statement. You don’t like JM’s coaching, fine. But he is where he is and with all his longevity for a reason.
It’s the power of positive thinking
And Plex on the point and every other PK shift too. I hope the line combos are not the same for the 2nd period.
10$ says they get to the playoffs.
…I didn’t say He’s a ‘beauty of a Coach’, but I believe He is the best available at this time …and, it’s REALLY boring hearing You Guyz sh*ttin’ on Him on ALL the time when We are not as bad as You seem to think
…fer Cripe’s sake, give it a rest til end of season will ya joiks ???
LWALz, nice… yah, I hammered…. whatzit to yeah 😉
Betcha Palchak had some doozies to tell as well..
He’s like an iron-man.
Why do you guys need to lie about things like Gomez plays 20+ minutes a game? He hasn’t played 20 minutes all year.
What are you talking about? He played 14:08 last night.
What the heck has politics got to do with this? How does that help discourse?
TSN has Gomer at 16:38
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