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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.
Remember when it was all over last spring, Gomez said he was embarrassed at how bad he played through the year, apologized to his team mates, and promised better things in 2011/12………how about a comment now Scott? What’d ya thinking’? Myself I think you need a nice one bedroom in Hamilton
I remember the opening game at the Bell Centre. When the spotlight shone on Scott Gomez and they introduced him everyone saw him spitting on the ice.
I think that said it all.
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
” Oy! Now there’s a scandal at Syracuse.”
Don’t tempt me Boone…. 😉
PETER ” BAD GOAL” BUDAJ SHOULD BE PULLED! THOSE 2 GOALS HE UP GAVE WERE ABSOLUTELY BRUTUAL HE SHOULD’VE HAD THEM BOTH!!!
Just got in, saw the highlites, so my man Emelin is struggling it appears. If Gill is still in Hospital, Saturday may be the last time he plays, good thing I will at least have gotten to see him before he gets sent back to Russia.
“Subban and Gorges have played more than 18 minutes already”
I think that’s because JM benched the rest. That’s how you motivate your players to play better.
Don’t the Habs know? Fish sticks suck! Fish sticks suck! Fish sticks suck!
For sale: empty rolls of hockey tape. Willing to trade for one doofus coach with giant ears. Free delivery to garbage dump.
Is our team a contender or pretender some ask?
Who cares if they finish 1st or 8th, it’s going into the 3rd behind 2 goals and winning; that’s the true test. I have my fingers X’d.
Budaj needs to be great in the 3rd, otherwise we’ll be seeing only Price from now on.
Now now, reasoning is gauche ’round these parts. Apparently, Fire Martin and Bury Gomez is the trending topic.
Less Fukushima fallout?
Back from the Brink’s boasts L. B. Potter, esq.
That’s a fair point you have there. I heard that is why AK likes it!
It’s not Gomez’ fault. It’s not Budaj’s fault. It is not one single habs players fault. It never has been never will be. I don’t care if they are 7-2-1 in past 10 or they go on a 10 – 0 run…the problem is Jacque Martin…he is the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be…at sucking. JM’s got to go !!!! PERIOD !!!!
No, and don’t misunderstand me on this. It IS the job of a coach to have his team up and ready to go. That useless suit behind the bench is just a joke. I’d take any of the recent former coaches ahead of him!
Unfortunately, Cam. Any such decision comes through ME first.
And while I hear and appreciate your concerns, I’m not yet prepared to take such radical action.
I can here and now assure you that IF Jack Marty were ever to be let go, it won’t happen until he gets at least 20 games with Markov on his blueline. That is my decision.
It will be as I have decided.
Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey ..now the truth is gonna come out here today alright ? ..and the truth is ..JM sucks..and another truth is ..it is the Bettman Bruins…not the Boston Bullies ok !!! lol
thats one thing I’ve learned from reading HIO, nothing is Gomez’ fault. It’s not his fault he plays so bad, it’s not his fault he makes so much money, nothing is his fault. He should just be allowed to continue to rack up big minutes and continue to suck without a modicum of criticism.
And tonight Budaj’s SV % is .800
oh Bud-aj aj aj aj aj aj
on pace for 27 mins
Carbo thinks that Nokia, Darche and Gomez need to step up and lead the Habs to victory tonight.
Sounds good me.
If Brunet said St-Denis should lead us to victory, I’d be all for that too.
Just lead us to damn victory!
Gomez marches to the beat of his own drum.
Friggin Carbo. THAT’S a mustache, boyyyyyy.
Speak French to me sporto, speak French!
This game is a laugher..and I can’t stop laughing at the memory of that Gomer pass to nowhere/noone earlier. I don’t know if I have ever disliked a Hab player more than him since I started watching the Habs in the early 60`s.
Perry Turnbull? he was awful.
Chuck Lefley? Couldn’t skate a lick..on his freaking ankles..lol
Hated both those guys but Gomer takes the cake. YOu get the feeling he doesn’t really care. I am sure he does but he doesn’t care ENOUGH to be a Hab. Enough to be a BlueJacket maybe…I can hope
Gomez is just awful and his hefty price tag just makes it even more nauseous to watch him.
He is by far the most hated Hab in the history of the storied franchise. Bar none. Get him off the team. NOW!
Did Brunet dye his stache?
Kiwi shoe shine
Carbo’s looked kinda funky too
Gomez is 7 and 1 in the face off circle but is the only forward who is -2
Gomez sucks a$$, can’t make a decent pass, and we’re looking a lot like carolina last night.
If he was a 1.25M 4th line center and told to never cross the opponent’s blue line he’d be awesome. Added bonus if he could fight or hit.
Right now I’m trying to figure out why they thought Budaj was an upgrade over Auld.
six of one half a dozen of the other
Auld has a .823 SV% right now.
Maybe a hat trick from Gomer to win this one or maybe I’ll win the lottery tonight
Why hasn’t PG sent PK down yet?? Fire him!!! 😉
And gorges. Minus 2 FFS!
Game’s over unless we get an early one in the third
Put Price in net for the third, and we’ll get the 2 points.
Yeah, I seen’m practicin his shot. He can lean into that mother like nobody’s business.
Or three late ones.
Or 2 in the middle of the 3rd and another in OT.
Or one in the middle, one at the end, and the last in shootout.
Jeez Louise, the possibilities are endless. Friggin Danno doesn’t know what the hell he’s talkin about.
islanders setting picks up in the o-zone.
Question: who should get to claim the “Grabby” nickname, Grabner or Grabovski?
For the record, I will dispute to the death whoever provides the wrong answer.
it depends. Do either of them have indecent assault charges on their records?
One punched a woman out at the Couver Lympics. That count?
Nah. only if he punched her because she slapped him because he grabbed her lady parts.
Bugs, I love yeah. But dude, you remind me why I’m glad I’m almost 12 years old.
Price did not need a break tonight!
Budaj had no chance on that one. Tipped.
Hardly tipped. A trajectory that doesn’t change more than 5 degrees three feet from the goalie should not absolve him from stopping it.
Imo, that is.
One of those games! Blame JM to appease the Occupiers
And if a else fails, blame Gomez.
Price > Budaj
crap! well, kinda crap, I have Moulson in my pool, but still crap!
Can we please put Price in the nets?
The Price is Right
I just seen Martin look at the clock and say F-off,lol
So damn typical. Score to get back in the game, and forget that the other team can play too.
Gomez not on the ice = 2 goals hahaha
Nice Goal Cole <— has been great
Full Breezer 4 Life
It’s taken since you posted this for me to understand what you meant….I was like who is sonuva????
And who said it was a good idea to play Budaj tonight? wow
It’s never a good idea, looking at an individual game, to play Budaj over Price, but Price CANNOT play 70+ every year and go into the playoffs like a zombie. You gotta play Budaj, and you gotta do it against teams like the islanders.
We wont make the playoffs with Budaj playing 20 games
And we won’t go anywhere in the playoffs if Price plays 75 games. I’d rather take a chance getting in and going somewhere, then getting in and losing in the 1st round.
Price outdueled Thomas last year in the playoffs, he can handle it, the players cant!
Cole and Pacioretty. Power forwards. How long since we could say that.
Don’t you dare stop.
Keep crashing that goddamned net. No fancy pants plays, shoot at the net and get dirty you pukes!
Well well well, Les bous showing life
we gotta a game…
take your drink to the end of the bar buddy…come on now, don’t be a fool…
More like it …
Oh damn, they may actually get a lift from this.
That wasn’t an NYI D flop……it was Eller and Max’s skills. Funny how that works. Isles should fire their coach and rid of a high contract vet!! Ha Ha
Back on the saddle…………
The Price is Right
and we have a game ladies and germs…
NY is doing an amazing job of staying on their man. It seems like there are 2 of them on each Hab.
Staple Gomez’s ass to the bench. Give Eller his minutes.
A good coach would. JM wont, he’s too stupid.
And who scores next? Cole, the guy he was benching and now lately getting more icetime. Funny what happens when you put them on longer. still don’t….. arrggggh.. still don’t think we will win this. Now i am sure, JM too stupid to notice what he has.
it wasn’t a WEAK goal.
…keep an even-keel Guys …this is the Parity Hockey League
…back-to-backs are tough
…We have a good Team and a decent Coach
…love Your Team, win or lose …and, if changes are gonna happen, They WILL happen
…but stop the hate-garbage
Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
Some are ticked that the Habs never realized their coaching prowess, and that the team never hired them.
This ain’t over.
I’ve been an advocate for JM for the last two years. But he’s gotta go. This team was not prepared to play tonight. That’s just bad.
“It’s a moo point. Like a cow’s opinion, it doesn’t matter. It’s moo.”
Hey guys I’m new here and have been reading at this site for the past couple of years.
Watching the game right now andnhave realized that we might be shutout tonight which is pretty ironic
Never mind pacioretty!
Budaj Movie!!! Amityville Horror
thank u Patches, I was starting to drift off into a state of apathy about this game…
That’s what I’m talking about.
One more, keep shooting, it’;s DIPIETRO.
Crash the net.
Hahahah Eller’s 1st shift without Gomez
a guy with half the icetime Gomez gets. Guy who played in playoffs with 2 dislocated shoulders! Ya! The guy we want to trade!! wow.. sorry but JM has me in a faul and blunt mood.
I never liked JM. So here’s my piece tonight. He screwed up Price last year for awhile, remember? As soon as he was red hot, he chose to sit him out. Then he was screwed up for awhile.
Completely mailing this one in against a bottom dweller.
Start rolling three lines and start shooting. Get back in this one with ONE GOAL.
Going to be a good night for the “HIO Occupiers – Fire JM; Dump Gomez”. All goals against obviously on them! Enjoy your obsession.
HIO Occupiers, that one needs to stick.
Gomez is sucking less tonight tho. lol
Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!
gotta love the patented Gomez pass to nobody.
Nice pass to nowhere Scott.
“Three mistakes, three goals-against. Bad night”
Sorry. my bad. I logged in…
Has this team EVER had a good backup? You know other than the 1a 1b tandem of Price/Halak?
I mean a 100% backup-only goalie that could actually stop the puck. Not since I’ve been watching
Havnt you noticed? its not Budaj’s fault, its all Emelins fault as per JM
goals weren’t the goalies fault and we’ve typically had strong backup goal tending in the past.
OH MY GOD. And Guess Who! Wooo MAX! and who set him up!?!?! ELLER! woooooooo.. ya lets trade Eller ya!
Way too much glidin” not enough stridin”
I see that the JM hatred has returned in full force.
The true JM haters have never changed sides.
Please just retire JM make it easy on us
Yes JF, JM SUX.
It never left
Didn’t take long, I guess they have nothing better to do.
JM is just NOT RIGHT for this FRANCHISE.
‘Nuff said… sorry if this bugs other people. Despite what he’s done in Ottawa or FLA, he’s NOT a natural coach. He’s Plate! Would you invite him to a party or BBQ? He epitomzes the Ottawa valley! Ok, that my last post. It’s just not worth it.
This period all but guarantees Emelin is back in Russia next year.
He’s dropped to 9th on the D depth chart as far as Martin is concerned.
He dropped? he was always there my friend.
My bad, i meant 11th…. St Denis just passed him 😛
When I saw the Isles lineup for tonight, earlier today, I was surprised to see Pandolfo still in the league… then I thought, oh he’s going to be trouble against the Habs tonight.
Opinions are like kittens, I’m giving them away.
Emelin did techinally clear the zone, and the O came back so late, but its all on emelin really?? come on, atleast he got it over the blue line unlike every other D minus Georges and PK
The second goal also wasn´t his fault and the penalty was just his second while he has drawn four or five.
And the rout is on..but after all..it IS the NY Islanders, one of the most powerful and complete..errr..what’s that?
This isn’t Bossy, Trottier and Gillies and Potvin and Battlin’ Billy?
Our young D haven’t been great, but to be honest the forwards have kinda hung them out to dry compared to last night..
Carolina has nothing on this team when it comes to stinking up the joint.
Worst looking D in the league there. That’s 2 on them and an honourable mention on the first one.
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