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The NHL’s best francophone leads Philadelphia to a 3-1 win over the team no longer known as the Flying Frenchmen.
It’s been the same garbage for the past 18 yrs!!!
–check the standings,, mediocre or worst, no one in the top 10-15 scoring.
-for a hockey market that really cares and understands hockey this shouldn’t be happening
The Flyers hit the Habs and they folded.
First time for everything.
Why did ears have to mess with the powerplay. Even without Muller he could have said “Remember how we did it last year ? Yes ? …OK keep doing it that way.”, Him and his sidekicks totally destroyed one of the better powerplays even without Markov.
As Jimmy Buffet sings it’s five o’clock somewhere…..
Beavis and Butt Head now playing on MTV
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
Yup, and they continued exactly where they left off.
Consistency in quality.
Randy for HC!
They have a system alright. Although it’s not THE SYSTEM©
What a game to watch when I have my sister visiting, ugh.
– I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
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i would almost rather do the dishes than watch this
Kirk Muller is our answer next year please,
with LaDuceure and Cunnyworth. Hard to keep the faith.
Gomez can not play for Martin’s system. It is not him that is our biggest problem. Next year Muller will have him playing well again. No team work out there. They all have their heads down playing this poop.
cant disagree with you on that!
Fire JM now, lets Cunny run the team as prep
yay. a shot.
Why is everyone so pissed? You guys need to compare the rosters of these teams and chill out: the Habs are just outgunned, plain and simple. The Flyers have much better forwards and much, much better d-men. Their only weakness is where our only strength is, in the net: and it’s not like the Habs can break through to exploit that weakness.
That’s a much better, much more aggressive, and much better managed team. The Habs are doing their best, so why complain?
Full Breezer 4 Life
Bill outgunned is one thing but putting in an honest effort is completely different!
…..My empire is crumbling, my international sponsors are deserting me, my authority is questioned, I am held in contempt wherever I go.
Who am I: Barak Obama or Gary Bettman.
Anyone else think this team isnt playing for there coach anymore?
Do or do not, there is no try.
were protecting a 2 goal deficit, duh
No push from Cole or Patches. Team looks full of turkey, no LIKE turkeys, especially on the PP. When Price has to make key saves on a PP, you know things are bad. Quite a boring games really……Why has St Denis only played 1:33 going into the third? Is he hurt by chance? Oh right, we HAVE NO FOURTH LINE!!!
Has Cammy won a puck battle down low this season? Man he looks weak on the puck.
I am really upset that Gomez isn’t in the line up. I was looking forward to seeing him on every other shift for the 3rd period.
They will bounce back next game, they are just going through the Gomez withdrawl syndrome.
Let’s just say that there wont be a Stanley Cup parade on St. Catherine Street any time soon.
Unless a Montrealer playing for another team brings the Cup home?
M.Boone- “maybe an early one….” , maybe in your wildest dream
I’m on this site all the time, but never thought to register until today. All I wanted to say is that the way the team is playing is making me really upset. It’s almost like we’re waited for Markov to save the day. He probably won’t, as good as he is. The problem is far bigger than that. I’ve lost faith that Martin knows how to use gifted players.
I have one more thing to say, I really, really don’t like seeing Darche on the ice ever. Seems like a nice guy. But damn he stinks.
Five PPs with the game being 0-0, 1-1 or even being in a one goal lead. With a “normal” PP we would still have a chance to get at least a point. Well, JM keeps playing Pleks and Diaz on the point. Gorges has already 10 points, Emelin had 27 including 7 PP goals in 52 games last season. Give them a f*****g chance!
No , JM knows all, didnt you know? he doesnt need any help.
EXACTLY!!!! JM is so lost with no ability to admit when he is wrong. Even coach Wally of the BC Loins stated he learned to change his ways this year because of the new mindset of younger players, and look where they are!!
How about this, when Giroux is on the ice, someone shadows him and doesn’t leave him wide open to kill us. JM?? Anybody?
Sounds like a plan to me!
So on way to my friends before we head out for dinner, suddenly the idea of asking them to turn on RDS for 3rd period doesn’t seem as important.
Unless you don’t mind being laughed at.
Putting Pleks on the point in the PP against any team is Iffy at best… against the Flying pumpkins who are the most aggressive team on the pk and often create two on ones….(Two on ones vs Pleks) is retarded…
What other option do we have?
pk, diaz…heck even georges would be a step up pleks should be down low
Old traditions come back to haunt!
Blow a lead, give up a goal late in the period and take a too many men penalty!
Ready for a steady dose of Darche in the 3rd as they protect the loss?
Well done JM!
PP is 13.3% for November, including tonight. We had a good stretch in the middle, and have looked about as bad as can be over the last three. What is going on?
IF we factor in the short handed goals against the PP goals we have we are even worse. Hell Price had to stop 2 breakaways shorthanded again tonight.
What is going on?
Hope this helps.
I really wish they would not make the playoffs. Trade some vets keep the youth and get a good draft pick. Instead of finishing in 8th spot and remaining a 500 hockey team for another 20 years
No money if you dont make the playoffs and its a buisness, wont happen
I blame it on too much turkey.
The one holding the note pad behind the bench.
PG is saying, that’s why I don’t eat turkey
then explain to me why hes always sleepign when these games are going on? since he still hasnt done anything to fix this (FIRE JM)
This team is a disgrace to the city of Montreal.,
This is one of the biggest letdowns in a season riddled with lunchbag letdowns.
with the sound of crunching brown paper bags in the background…
Giroux is a game-breaker, and he broke this one. It happens, let’s get over it. We just resent it because we don’t have one of those elite players.
Also, about passing him over in the draft … it’s not like it was an obvious pick and we were all indignant when it didn’t happen. If the Habs had drafted a small Quebecois forward at the time everyone would have been screaming about how puny the forwards we already had were.
They havn”t had an elite player for the last 20 years.
15 years. Roy.
1. It’s not just Giroux.
2. He was rated very highly. We passed him over for a dark horse pick.
This loss is all on JM yet again.
Price is the only reason this “system” does anything for the last 2 seasons, and before that Halak.
JM is not a good coach, he just gets lucky with good goalies.
Kirk Muller is our answer next year please,
Why are we waiting till next year is my point… we cant get any worse if we fire JM
If we did not have price, we would not make the play offs, playing this type of boring stuff.
No power play.
Forwards playing D
D playing forward
Sitting on a 1 goal lead.
Martin riding Price into the ground.
Waist of my time watching same old same old.
habs have had periods where they dominate and outshoot the opposition like the flyers just did.
want to know the difference between the 2 though… the habs rarely end up scoring 3 goals and usually have nothing to show for the dominant period.
The 2010-11 Stanley Cup was not won, but given
fans like you are the reason there’s rampant homerism in the media.
I didnt want to say anything but…Gomez is laughing behind the scenes!
Get well soon 11
Molson Ex mon ami
looking a this bank account no doubt growing and growing doing nothing to earn it
worst 20 minutes this season for the Habs.
U mad bro?
It’s fascinating to think that there are people who think this powerplay is actually better than its percentage indicates.
19 shots on us in the second. If my beer league team allowed that many in TWO periods, we’d lay off the juice until we regained the momentum. I’m going to send the Habs our games for analysis.
Anybody who thinks Markov is going to make a difference on the PP hasn’t been watching the Habs for the past 3 years.
So is that a yes on Prop 79 or a no?
F’ing Giroux. Always some player on each team that burns us.
In Philly’s case, it’s usually a QC native.
Is it just a coincidence our PP disappeared around the same time Muller did?
It disappeared with Wisneiwski.
no, the Wizz could not help stop this sinking ship
The more I watch Weber play, the more I feel like he layed his whole paycheque on the Flyers…
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The pathetic PP has already cost its the game. No creative movement, coupled to defensive pressure on the puck carrier makes it easy to defend and shifts momentum. Garbage coaching, strategy, personnel to execute. Unless this is fixed fast, the season is lost.
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Looks like it’s time for another Pearning.
PP is draining momentum more and more with each game played. They know they can’t score, Diaz and Weber can’t hold the points.
We need some help here.
What’s Markov’s ETA?
Markov cant help this team, only a knew SYSTEM can
Too much youth on the backend at once, absolutely no presence down low pushing the puck to the net (and with Paches and Cole being their size it makes me wonder whether it’s the coaching strategy to constantly run the PP through the points even when it’s not working), and guys like Cammy constantly turning the puck over.
The period was set up 4 seconds in when Pleks slashed Simmons.
The flyers took over from there including have more shots on our own pp.
Flyers are just too good.
The 3rd period is gonna be a Darche-a-thon!
Boone, you summed it up.
The Claude Giroux show. aka The Gong Show.
What a mess!
Horrible period. They look as tired as I feel with this BS afternoon game.
Now Nokia has to score a hat-trick & GWG for Palushaj.
The way that this team Jeckyl-and-Hyde’s from period to period drives me crazy.
Ummm…….I blame Gomez for not playing. Yeah, that’s it. This is all Gomez’s fault.
Nice play Gorges… Ouch! All quit on that one!
hope nobody took the day off of work for this LOL
*raises had meekly*
I hate this . . . Price works miracles, then the team expects him to win the game for everyone. Instead of a red light, they should dim the lights and put a spotlight on the idiots who made dumb plays that let the goal happen.
Ducks Blackhawks – Switch!
Offence? Not yet – will they wake up in the 3rd?
The team just sucks and does not deserve to make the playoffs!
Pitiful. Maybe JM will raise his voice from whisper to conversational loudness and fire up the team during intermission. Oh, who am I kidding, he won’t talk in the locker room.
He’ll twitch, and he’ll refer to his notepad, then intermission will be over and the team goes back on the ice.
phillies top guys showed up for this game, would be nice if ours showed up at least once a week!
Well the habs have officially ruined my day off
All the bounces.
Nothing to do with bounces!
It’s a lack of participation!
It’s always fun getting beat by a guy you passed up on in the draft..
does this team have any pushback at all?
Somebody here named TomNickle was adamant prior to the season starting that one Jakub Voracek would be more effective offensively than one Jeff Carter.
Voracek now has 15 points in 22 games. Carter has 6 points in 11 games.
It’s early, I know, I know.
That trade was the worst deal Columbus could have possibly made. A first round pick AND Voracek for Carter. Paul Holmgren is giggling in the pressbox. Scott Howson is in fear for his job. Just sayin.
Canadiens 0 – 5 on the powerless play
NOW Subban looks at the F:ing puck.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS DEFENCE.
Habs look like they’re zonked out on tryptophan.
Too much turkey.
Watching this debacle is making me wish I was tripped out on something.
So… Worst period since the Pittsburgh game
I’m at work, listening to the Team 990. As if the colour guy they have isn’t bad enough (can’t say names, contradicts himself a lot..), the powerplay is awful. At least I’ve got Giroux in my pool.
At one point, the Team 990 colour commentary guy said that the Flyers’ powerplay was successful because it was patient, and sat back. And then in the next sentence, he tried to make his point more, by saying that by pressuring hard, they were successful.
The Bell Centre should have a gong installed for power plays. What was the record number of gongs before they carted off an act?
I’ve fallen & I can’t get up. Call Dr. Recchi.
Im watching delayed on PVR so I’m a little late on this, but holy crap Yannick Weber sucks. He took a simple pass and turned it into a perfect breakaway for the Flyers. I’ve never seen a worse play, not even in Peewee.
Just wait until you get to the part where he turns into a statue in front of the net and watches the Flyers scores. And then PK does the exact same thing a few minutes later, because I guess he thought being a lazy, poor defenceman looked fun.
markov is due back very soon…..i think if we lose today and tomorrow markov is back the following game
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