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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.
Yeah that’s the ticket. Start trapping now.
I didn’t know you could poke check a goal in… over
Gomez on the ice for another one.
Gomez can do no wrong. for the life of me I can’t understand how a player can play so bad yet still get top minutes and special teams time.
If he could fight he’d be the 7.357 million dollar Konopka.
Boone sais :”Gorges and P.K. will play ridiculous minutes, we’ll hardly see the fourth line and there will be no legs in the third period.”
ANd that guys is the “JM System”
Martin and Gomez to Hamilton … in that order.
Big reason JM and Gauthier suck. Gomez gets ice time. Then there is a huge list of other reasons but we all know those.
For those JM supporters. Here’s a question for you. Do you think JM will get hired by another team when he’s fired in Montreal? Yes or No.
Here’s the answer. No team will ever hire this guy. Everyone knows he’s a useless coach. He will go into upper management (god forbid) and push a pencil just like he does coaching our team.
I see that Davis Payne is looking for a job…..
Someone said Roy and Muller the other day. IMO, if it were available I’d do it. Both guys who know the game. JM knows jack all. We can blame the players etc but it’s the coach who cannot motivate or help these players.
This thing feels like a Sunday scrimmage, though not quite as exciting.
…D not getting same support from the O as last night
…need fresh legs to play Martin’s ‘system’
…D, itself, still looking respectable considering
Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
need new coach to play a real system i think you meant..
…FIRE MARTIN NOW !!!!!!!
Because he plays and breaks out way too deep and the players are dead. They don’t only have to skate up the ice farther, but they have to get through 3 players half the time too. They are dead half way through the period. It’s a stupid system especially when JM has fast bursty forwards.
The only thing keeping this team competitive at all is the players themselves. Sad to constantly see good talent go to waste on this team.
JM mumbling under his breath…
“damn you russian bum, i let you play today because i had to not want to, and damn you for letting the other team score, thats it , take a seat your there all night, i dont remeber you playing good at all yesterday’
Please oh please somebody take Gomez off the Habs, a bag of pucks will do
What’s the over/under on how much ice-time Martin gives Emelin for the rest of the night?
Full Breezer 4 Life
if he gets to 10 minutes id be surprised, hell if he gets more then St Denis id be surprised
They always underestimate the Islanders. And they get us every time.
Hope tonight is different. That great win last night deserves another.
“They get us every time”?
HALF the time; don’t exaggerate.
Back from the Brink’s boasts L. B. Potter, esq.
Bugs, hyperbole makes for dramatic comments. No?
Uh-oh 3rd goal.
Montreal is 5-1-2 vs. the NYI in the past two years.
Gomez poisons anyone he plays with!!!
He gave ME strychnine when we was playin pool at Sharx!
THAT explains your long absence……
he tried to slip me some digitalis one time when we were drinking some brews at the pub…
“Can’t be more than 3000 people here. Bought a 7 dollar ticket 20 rows off the ice before warmups. Sad, sad state of affairs here.”
Times are a changin’
I painted a fence for two days back in ’74 to earn enough to buy a 7.50 ticket to BTO at the forum.
(triple bill Triumvirat – Bob Segar – BTO, rolling Drum cigs, drinking a mickey of Carioca rum … hey! I was tapped out!)
Why the hell is the back ref making that call? The ref in the habs zone was 5 feet away.
Have these morons had too much to drink last night? Terrible.
Oh goodie! Team Hyde is playing tonight…
…THAT was on Our D …NOT Budaj
They had 3 tired forwards skate slowly up the ice and still score…
F*cking Gomez doing the half-assed skate by in the replay. Wasn’t even trying to get back. F*cking bench him.
he’s 7.5 million dollars worth of useless.
Ya, I was blaming defence but it was actually Gomez again with his non-effort back checking. That’s 2 or 3 games now, same bloody thing and he still gets near 20mins a game. JM sucks, clueless.
Diaz picked the wrong guy
Kids on D. What can you do?
Hahaha losing 2-0 against a bottom team that can’t score. Budaj, gtfo!
Get a clue fella. If you are gonna fault the guy for that goal seriously. Grab another beer and go play a game on your PC. We’re gonna lose but it’s not the fault of the goalie. It’s called horrible defence, the guy who got the puck should have been covered. He wasn’t.
Eller alone is better than Eller with Gomez.
Eller doesn’t get the credit or the ice time he deserves.
Well that’s it for this game people. Oh but I bet that was Budaj fault again. Sigh.
Hey,has anyone else noticed how they have price sitting all by himself in the corner of the rink?
At times like this you really appreciate price and how good he is.
The Price is Right
…THAT was on Budaj …NOT Our D
Pretty much a screw up by the D as well as Boo.
Budaj proving once more that he isn’t Carey Price.
I miss Auld!
Oh that was gross!!!!
I really hope Gill is okay. I had that virus and it was unbelievable. Hoping the hospital is precautionary.
I had it too and it turned into pneumonia 3 weeks ago …killer!
*Listen to my instrumental tribute entitled “Habs at War” at http://web.me.com/ptolias/Music/OtherOriginalMusic.html
I bet if you put the last game tape over top of this one Montreal is playing the exact same stupid strategy. God I don’t know how much more I can watch of this garbage system. I think though he should start the forwards from behind our net. I don’t think they are far back enough.
This is one of those games, keep it even until late in the 3rd, then it is a toss up.
Gomez looks like the fastest player on the ice for both teams tonight.
Hope he get one!
Remember he’s been on so many lines, that’s why he can’t score. Ya that’s it. 7.5 million player and so much experience and he’s humbled because of who he’s playing with. God.
Either the goalie pads are miked or there’s fentanyl in the ventilation system. Prediction: First team to miss the inside of the post is gonna score.
RDS guys give Myers a pass for the head shot on Zubrus
That’s because it wasn’t a headshot. It’s called lame acting. Had the guy been upright like he should have been in that situation it would have been a shoulder check.
Used to be a time when no matter where Les Canadiens played it would fill the Arena….
“The Chara criminal case is closed. Does that mean they can stop showing that replay?”
One hopes. Move on,..
Patches has. Just lookid’em
He is still a criminal in my eyes!
I don’t doubt that either Ian. The crime took place in an arena where there isn’t much black or white, but only in grey area which the NHL brass is still working on.
Cammy sure likes dem top-corners!
So… doesn’t look like I missed whole lot by not watching the first period. Did Gomez score?
Did Gomez score! LOL!! Ya no, the goalie didn’t leave the net. God the guy is so useless.
No but he is flying out there. Hope he gets one, or sets one up.
The case became closed when Chara wasn’t suspended:)
Eller looks lost without AK on his wing. When he is with Gomez it looks like he isn’t sure if he should play center or wing because Gomez is everywhere
every member of the Habs looks confused when they play with Gomez.
Yeah, we need Eller back producin nonstop like he was before…
Remember, Gomer is a good mentor.
The place feels like a tomb. Can they move these guys to Quebec City already. It couldn’t be any worse than what we’re seeing in Long Island.
I suspect Budaj will come good in the end. I doubt we’ll ever get playoff Halak form, but he could turn into a good #2.
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Most boring period of the season…
I don’t like the way the forwards are being used. I liked the Blunden-Nokia-Darche line as a 4th line. JM drives me nuts.
I like Moen – Gomez -Darche as the fouth line
Better yet: Moen – Gomez White
“Andrei Kostitsyn is a better hockey player than Max Pacioretty”
– Sean Bonjovi
Sad news indeed.
Maybe the Moenator will score number 7 tonight…
Eller and Gomer confused according to Dany Dube… Two centers…
Neidereiter’s a big kid. In a couple years, he’ll be the best Swiss player in the league.
I love Price. He is so good. Show me Price.
Budaj is in nets.
haha I see that;)
I think that was the first stop Budaj has made without giving up a rebound.
I understand that putting the puck exactly where you want to is tough, even for the pros. Why, though, did Gionta just shoot it square at the goalie. That shot was 6-10 inches from ANYWHERE that might have done anything.
You answered your own question.
Sorry, my online joke detector is failing again. Did you mean that in a ‘because that is where he has shot all year’ or a snarky ‘he did that because you cannot always put it where you want’?
Edit: If it’s the latter, I really don’t think I did answer my own question. From that range, with no one in the way, there’s no reason to just put one right on the logo like that, no matter how difficult locating a shot can be.
Gionta needs to start shooting better.
How sad is the state of the Q when all three francos playing for the habs went undrafted?
I’m really liking Emelin tonight.
Budaj is looking solid
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
I still think JM is a recidivist.
anyone have a link? my usual go-to link got shut down
good lookin out Bugs!
Who loves ya, baby?
Great kill boys!
Mr. Rutherford here’s my deal.
Gomez, Eller, Desharnais, Weber and the choice of Leblanc. Bournival or Beaulieu. For
Stay Thirsty My Friends!
I would actually consider this. Liking it. But would Carolina?
It is doable.
The problem with that trade is we are getting rid of 3 NHL centres in exchange for 1. Kind of leaves a hole up the middle, no?
Opinions are like kittens, I’m giving them away.
That situation to be dealth afterwards. Least of their problems.
First shot on Dippy hits the post. His clearin’ attempts a bit rough. Gettin’ to him early means not passin’ to a corner when you’re in the slot, and certainly not twice. Shoot the puck!
Streit better get ready to put the pads on. Who knows how long DiPietro will last!!!!
…Gomer and di Piettro on the ice together …anyOne with odds of which scores first ?
Why not just put Nokelainen, Gomez and Darche on the PP.
Would like to see the Habs 2nd wave PP get first dibs for once.
How scared must the Isle coaching staff be when someone who IS NOT Dipietro gets injured, and ol’ Glass Jaw has to go in between the pipes. Who goes in when Rick gets an injury/
Groin. Old man didn’t stretch properly before the game. And the islanders goalie injuries continue.
…boy have We waited A LONG TIME for a freight-train like Cole
…He lifts You out of Your seat almost every shift
…great signing by Pierre Gauthier
That could have been a penalty shot, I think. Cole was a full stride clear until the dive that tripped him.
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