Liveblog: Devils edge Kings 3-1, series goes back to Jersey

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After almost 48 scoreless minutes, Patrik Elias and Drew Doughty scored goals 62 seconds apart.
The game seemed headed for the third OT of the series when Adam Henrique converted a saucer pass from David Clarkson and beating Jonathan Quick on his blocker side.
So we’ll have hockey on June 9: Game 5 in Newark on Saturday night.

Much-maligned Ilya Kovalchuk added an empty-netter.

Three times the Kings have been up 3-0 in these playoffs.

Three times they’ve failed to seal the deal.

Credit the Devils: They didn’t roll over.

And they had a 43-33 hit advantage.

If they win back in Jersey …

Brian Gionta on Twitter: Yessssssss!! Still alive

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Michel Therrien has sacked the Randys, Cunneyworth and Ladouceur. But not goaltending coach Pierre Groulx … at least not yet.

And the Canadiens have hired Martin Lapointe to work in player development.

Statement from Therrien:

“Following my appointment as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, I made the decision of bringing together a new coaching staff. Out of respect for Randy Cunneyworth and Randy Ladouceur, I felt it was important that I notify them immediately in order for them to start looking for other opportunities without further delay. On behalf of the organization, I would like to thank both of them for their valuable contribution to the team and wish them the very best for the future.”

• Pre-game reading: Mike Spry’s brilliant takedown of HNIC

915 Comments

  1. commandant says:

    One more Saturday night hockey game this year

    Go Habs Go!
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  2. LA Loyalist says:

    I’m sad about randy ladoucer, he took a a bullet for the team.

    I hope he was treated respectfully by the new management.

    We will be watching.

    • Lizardking89 says:

      So did Cunneyworth. He was a loyal soldier and got thrown into the fire by the Goat who then threw him under the bus when the separatists called for blood cause he was anglo. He was treated so disrespectfully by an organization which prides itself on being classy. Well not so much anymore IMO.

      • boing007 says:

        Don’t worry, with Therrien back in the fold the return to class is just around the corner.

        Richard R
        Price is an oyster. Unfortunately not all oysters produce pearls.

  3. habs11s says:

    This has to be the top 10 for most boring Stanley Cup Finals….

    where is the hate for the other team, the emotion of the finals,

    We’ve (the hockey world) had more excitement from the habs naming a coach than the freakin Stanley Cup Finals…

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  4. Un Canadien errant says:

    Are bigger teams better than lighter teams?

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7986703/fast-small-vs-slow-big-ice

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    • HardHabits says:

      The Red Wings are the perfect anomaly, the exception, not the rule with which teams are built. One thing the Wings weren’t, despite their supposed plethora of smallish players as the writer so attempts to portray, is they were never considered to be soft. And their smallish players were all elite, not plugs or players who looked great in junior or the minors and could never make an impact in the NHL.

      I think a good hockey team can definitely be good if it has a balance between small skilled players and more robust bruisers, hopefully skilled as well. Saying size doesn’t matter based on a statistical model and using that as a definitive description of reality is preposterous. It’s the classic mistake/assumption that statisticians make, that charts and pies can on their own prove a point. The author conveniently fails to mention how difficult it was moving Holmstrom from the crease or how it felt getting hit by Kronwall.

      There are many elements to building a winner in hockey. To on one hand categorically state that it stands to reason that the grind of playing a long season would wear on smaller players and benefit those that weighed more or were taller and then dismiss the observations based on graph is dismissing reality in favour of abstraction. One exception doesn’t make a rule. He would need to show examples of other teams that had success, and by that I mean going all the way. Smaller teams winning a large percentage of opening round series doesn’t really mean that much. What about the percentage of smaller teams that went all the way.

      The only thing I can conclude from this article is that the Red Wings used puck possession to be successful, and they managed to do it despite not necessarily being larger than the teams they beat.

      However, I am see that the Kings have been successful these play-offs using puck protection and they have been able to do it in large part due to their size. It’s been difficult for other teams to move them off the puck when they cycle.

      I give that article a C- because although it was well written, the conclusion was not sufficiently supported.

    • boing007 says:

      Don’t know. One thing’s for sure, they carry more baggage.

      Richard R
      Price is an oyster. Unfortunately not all oysters produce pearls.

  5. HabinBurlington says:

    Wonder how worried Bettman is that Devils might come back. Glad to see Devils win tonight. That penalty call on Clarkson was pure B.S.

  6. frontenac1 says:

    Hey,Darche doing colour on RDS. Did Mike can his ass today too?

  7. Habsolutely says:

    That jacket Cherry is wearing looks a lot like the wrapping to my favorite hard candy I used to eat at my Grandmothers house when I was a kid.

  8. Chuck says:

    Who would hold the better Stanley Cup Riot? I know that L.A. definitely has experience on their side, but there’s gotta be a lot of decrepit crap to burn in Newark.

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  9. punkster says:

    There’s your $10M goal.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  10. stephen says:

    So when do the Kings call for a stick measurement?

  11. otter649 says:

    Kovalchuk made sure the refs were aware of the high stick……

  12. Chuck says:

    Geez… the ref that was staring right at that high stick wasn’t the one to call it.
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  13. Kimberly2u says:

    I like that Henrique guy

  14. habsfaninboston says:

    Sweet goal! That should do it I hope.

  15. Habsolutely says:

    BOO YAH!!!

  16. Kimberly2u says:

    Go devils

  17. Chuck says:

    Have the Devils been scouting the Kings’ stick rack?

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  18. Chuck says:

    Weak call, and that was deflected off a Devil stick. They can’t get a break.

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  19. HardHabits says:

    Deflection off NJ stick.

  20. smiler2729 says:

    Still yawning… even the exciting parts of this series are boring.

    _______________________________________
    Calling it like it is:
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    Tim Thomas is a Nugentian lunatic.
    Boston Bruins, gutless diving weasel pukes.

  21. frontenac1 says:

    Bullcrap call, The Fix Is In!

  22. habsfaninboston says:

    Weak call. Refs were quick to try to even this up.

  23. JayK-47 says:

    Right after I mentally checked outta this game too.

  24. Habsolutely says:

    Damn it all to hades!!!!

  25. frontenac1 says:

    GOOOOOOAAAAAALL!!!!!!!

  26. Kimberly2u says:

    A goal

  27. Habsolutely says:

    SWEET!!!!!!!

  28. Kimberly2u says:

    There’s no fights and no scoring in this game…I need more beer…to stay awake

  29. habsfan0 says:

    I’m starting to smell quadruple overtime.

  30. boing007 says:

    Boone: I should be on the edge of the couch here. But I just want it to be over already.

    This series doesn’t really grab me either. And I was born in L.A.

    Richard R
    Price is an oyster. Unfortunately not all oysters produce pearls.

  31. JayK-47 says:

    How much longer till the draft?

  32. Habsolutely says:

    Man, it’s hard to believe this Kings team finished 8th in their conference. Goes to show just how good the Western conference is.

  33. frontenac1 says:

    Agreed! Youppi is an Evil Bastard. Shred his orange ass!

  34. otter649 says:

    This game is taking on features of SC Final 1996 where Avs swept Fla in 4 games but had to go to OT to win The Cup with a shutout victory…..

  35. ZepFan2 says:

    This game is boring. Watching the Cirque Du Soliel: Love on PBS/ Much,much better.

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  36. L Elle says:

    Go *yawn* Kings *yawn* GO!

  37. Habsolutely says:

    Brodeur went all in on that one.

  38. Kimberly2u says:

    The devils are like the Habs…no one can score

  39. 24 Cups says:

    I’m willing to trade our 2nd round pick from Nashville if it means LA can score and win this game. Anything to end the lamest playoffs in recent memory.

  40. Lizardking89 says:

    Too bad Luc wasn’t involved with the Habs seems to know what he’s talking about

  41. frontenac1 says:

    Don’t like Bob Cole? Try this; Pour a stiff drink,fire up a rocket and let waves of “The Bob” wash over you.It is both surreal and sublime.

  42. Hali_Hab says:

    Yeah the dark knight rises is going to be sweet Boone. It seems to be a bit of a cross between ..The Dark knight returns and Knight fall.

    Also Chris Nolan is top notch.

    Stoked

    • habsfan0 says:

      But Heath Ledger’s performance will all but be impossible to duplicate.

      • Habsolutely says:

        The Joker character won’t be in it at all. They are bringing in Bane and Poison Ivy. I’ve also heard the Australian actor who plays Bane will be playing the lead role in a new Mad Max movie. I forget his name, but he was in Inception.

        • jedimyrmidon says:

          Not Poison Ivy, Catwoman. And the actor who plays Bane is Tom Hardy.

          • Habsolutely says:

            Ya, Tom Hardy. Are you sure Poison Ivy isn’t in it?

          • jedimyrmidon says:

            Pretty sure, yeah. Someone named Talia Al-Ghul is rumoured to be in the movie. Bane and Poison Ivy was in the Batman film that killed the franchise with George Clooney as Batman-on-ice.

          • Habsolutely says:

            Ya, I always thought Bane and Poison Ivy were linked together. Like he was her bodyguard or something.

  43. L Elle says:

    P.J. Stock has his “There’s Something about Mary” hair. lol

  44. Lizardking89 says:

    I really feel for Cunnyworth he got the short end of the stick here. I hope a properly run organization with some class hires him.

  45. HabFanSince72 says:

    Like football without the forward pass.

    Thanks Gary. See what you have wrought?


    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

  46. novahab says:

    Whispers out of Cole Harbour is that Crosby wants out of Pittsburg. Also he like playing for Michel Therrien mmmmmmmmmmmm could there be a little bit of smoke.

  47. frontenac1 says:

    What? A Tranny?!!! Ah crap! That’s it,I’m switching back to Scotch.

  48. smiler2729 says:

    Please NHL, please end tonight! This has been THE most pointless playoffs I can ever remember.

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    Calling it like it is:
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    Tim Thomas is a Nugentian lunatic.
    Boston Bruins, gutless diving weasel pukes.

    • EricInStL says:

      How about the time Carolina won….

      • smiler2729 says:

        Or Tampa Bay in ’04… or Analheim in ‘0whatever… or Boston last year… geez lots of pointless playoffs under Gary’s watch eh.

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        Calling it like it is:
        Jack Edwards is a clam.
        Tim Thomas is a Nugentian lunatic.
        Boston Bruins, gutless diving weasel pukes.

  49. Habsolutely says:

    not as much bouncing going on behind the Kings bench.

  50. Un Canadien errant says:

    Excerpted from Grantland email conversation between Bill Simmons and Malcolm Gladwell:

    “GLADWELL: And then there is my favorite moment in Michael Lewis’s The Blind Side, when Michael Oher says that if everyone from his old neighborhood in inner-city Memphis who could play football got the chance to play professional football, they’d need two NFLs. What he was saying is that the efficiency rate of the football talent-search system in Memphis was less than 50 percent. This is the most popular and most lucrative sport in the United States — and Oher is saying that based on his experience we leave half of the available talent on the table. That’s unbelievable!

    SIMMONS: It’s a little different than Canada — where they somehow utilize 147.3 percent of the available hockey talent.”

    Ouch! Bill Simmons is good, but he doesn’t know hockey that much that he burns us on our untalented pluggers in the NHL taking jobs away from Europeans who actually can skate and shoot and pass and play, does he?

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8016432/gladwell-vs-simmons-iv

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    In the very long view, it is important that kids growing up in Québec love the Canadiens and recognize themselves in the team, and a bit of the team in themselves. There must be a strong, visceral, emotional connection between the fans and leurs Glorieux.

    http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      SIMMONS: “…a few months ago, we assigned him an oral history of the Artest melee, which was an absolute bitch to report. A bunch of the principals weren’t exactly eager to talk about what happened, including Reggie Miller, who would give an interview to a 15-year-old reporter from the Saskatoon Gazette if he was writing about those Knicks-Pacers wars from the 1990s, but hides under the scorer’s table when he hears the words “Artest melee.”

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      In the very long view, it is important that kids growing up in Québec love the Canadiens and recognize themselves in the team, and a bit of the team in themselves. There must be a strong, visceral, emotional connection between the fans and leurs Glorieux.

      http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      GLADWELL: “What did Halberstam think he was going to get from Jordan that Jordan hadn’t said a thousand times already? I don’t think there is any way to be interesting once you’ve been asked the same question over and again. The first time your daughter asked you why the stars shine so brightly, I bet you gave some intricate astronomical explanation. The second time, you talked about how they would look even brighter out in the desert, and the third time you said that stars always give 110 percent. It’s human nature.”

      ———————————
      In the very long view, it is important that kids growing up in Québec love the Canadiens and recognize themselves in the team, and a bit of the team in themselves. There must be a strong, visceral, emotional connection between the fans and leurs Glorieux.

      http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

  51. EricInStL says:

    I wanted McGuire involved with the Habs but he isn’t. It doesn’t bother me. And I hope Therrien will do well. I guess it will depend on what kind of team he wants. I see the Canadiens with the assets to be a very offensive team. The D has weapons and the offense can be counted on to produce if they get the PP set up properly.

    I do hope that management will not shy away from bold moves in the future.

    Time will tell.

  52. smiler2729 says:

    ” I don’t care if Bob Cole can’t always remember the players names, or keep up with the action. It’s not radio. I can see for myself what’s going on. But his throat is golden, his voice iconic, and when he calls a game I feel like I’m home.”

    Right on Mike Spry.

    _______________________________________
    Calling it like it is:
    Jack Edwards is a clam.
    Tim Thomas is a Nugentian lunatic.
    Boston Bruins, gutless diving weasel pukes.

    • otter649 says:

      Part of the article that I found interesting is Cassie Campbell-Pascal is a rising star – Not sure I follow that logic……

    • Chuck says:

      His call as time wound down when the Habs won in ’93 is a classic.

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    • habsfan0 says:

      Here,here.

      I remember listening to Bob Cole on CBC radio during Sunday night hockey broadcasts.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      Disagree a lot. There are younger, unsenile play-by-play men who are ready and itching to have a go at that job. We shouldn’t wait until he soils himself while mispronouncing ‘Desharnais’ to take him out back behind the barn. If he can’t retire with dignity, the managers at HNIC should do it for him.

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      In the very long view, it is important that kids growing up in Québec love the Canadiens and recognize themselves in the team, and a bit of the team in themselves. There must be a strong, visceral, emotional connection between the fans and leurs Glorieux.

      http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

  53. frontenac1 says:

    Jeeze this game is BORING! Score a goal! Drop the Mitts! Anything!!!!

  54. nickster13 says:

    Total purge of the Unilingual Anglos on this team, with Dudley being the only exception. 2 Anglo assistants gone and Lapointe hired. Madness!

    “I don’t wanna see Maurice tonight, I want the rocket!”

  55. Kimberly2u says:

    Silicone sister behind the bench is annoying…..I’m trying to watch the game

    • ZepFan2 says:

      Is that Paulina Gretzky?

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    • Chuck says:

      Huh? What have I been missing?

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      • ZepFan2 says:

        The blonde behind Sutter.

        Edit: I meant Deboer.

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        • Chuck says:

          That’s a guy in drag.

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          • ZepFan2 says:

            You’re looking at the wrong blonde. Try again.

            If ANYBODY thought that was a female. They need thick glasses.

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          • habsfan0 says:

            I actually thought that was Pat Hickey travelling incognito.

          • boing007 says:

            Maybe it’s that busty stripper that ran for the office of California Governor against Arnold Schwarzenegger.

            Richard R
            Price is an oyster. Unfortunately not all oysters produce pearls.

  56. frontenac1 says:

    Aye-Chi-Wowa! Muy Gusto!!!

  57. habsfan0 says:

    Can someone please explain the difference in roles that Scott Mellanby,Trevor Timmins, and Martin Lapointe will play?

  58. boing007 says:

    Greg Wyshinski Tweets: Pierre McGuire taking a long walk on the beach with Mike Richards.

    Gee, how romantic.

    Richard R
    Price is an oyster. Unfortunately not all oysters produce pearls.

    • otter649 says:

      Cabbie (TSN) got to visit with Richards at his Lake of The Woods mansion (last year) which if he is lucky uses maybe 7 or 8 weeks out of the year…….

    • smiler2729 says:

      And Marc Bergevin is chatting with Kevin Kline, Glenn Close and William Hurt… Big Chill reunion.

      Little do they know he’s THE FLY! HELLLLPPPPP MEEE!!!!!!!

      _______________________________________
      Calling it like it is:
      Jack Edwards is a clam.
      Tim Thomas is a Nugentian lunatic.
      Boston Bruins, gutless diving weasel pukes.

  59. Mavid says:

    holy flowers…that jacket hurts my eyes

  60. Un Canadien errant says:

    Mike Boone posts:

    “1P 20:00 I can’t see NJ prolonging this. Which means they’ll win 6-2.”

    Now, in which direction does the Boone Reverse-Jinx work in this instance?

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    In the very long view, it is important that kids growing up in Québec love the Canadiens and recognize themselves in the team, and a bit of the team in themselves. There must be a strong, visceral, emotional connection between the fans and leurs Glorieux.

    http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

  61. hansolo says:

    OK, HIO cognoscenti, can you explain something to me? (Full disclosure: I speak French, and have followed the Habs since 1971).

    Why must the coach of the Habs be able to speak French? I get that if it comes down to two candidates of equal ability, proficiency in French should be considered. Perhaps in the glory years of the 50s, 60s and 70s, the ability to speak French was a crucial requirement. But we now live in a different era. Every team now has, besides Canadians of both official languages, Americans, and a smattering of Swedes, Finns, Czechs, Russians, Kazakhs, Belorussians, Slovaks and Swiss. The Germans, Danes, French (from France) and Slovenians are coming on strong. Shouldn’t the ability to unite all these disparate players under a common banner to play hockey together be the first requirement of any coach? Couldn’t the media be satisfied with a French interpreter in the case of someone like Kirk Muller? Is the emphasis on being able to speak French possibly outmoded in the new international NHL, even in Montreal?

    This isn’t about Therrien. I get that the coaching pool this time around might have been shallow. But we know little about the potential AHL candidates who might have been available, like Dallas Eakins (yes, I know he re-upped with Toronto) or the coach of the Norfolk Admirals.

    If we absolutely needed a French speaking coach, why did we let Guy Boucher go? Couldn’t we have promised him the head coaching gig would be his when Martin’s contract was up — and paid him accordingly?

  62. HabFanSince72 says:

    “1P 7:30 Clarkson has been crap, eh?”

    What part of Russia is he from?


    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

    • habs11s says:

      Toronto-grad, but i think they renamed it since fall of the Iron Curtain…

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  63. boing007 says:

    New Glasses, eh? Missed the voloptuous blond behind the Devils bench. Or did I miss a couple of lines of your comments while I was making myself a grilled cheese sandwich?

    Richard R
    Price is an oyster. Unfortunately not all oysters produce pearls.

  64. habsfan0 says:

    “A year ago, New Jersey didn’t qualify for the postseason.

    So there’s hope for the Habs … and every other team in the league.”

    Except the Laffs,of course.

  65. Mavid says:

    here is the link…and if I may brag a bit…the company my son works for got the contract for the site..and he is in charge of the server..

    http://ottawabluesfest.ca/

  66. Mavid says:

    goal judge getting ahead of himself there..

  67. Mavid says:

    i highly recommend it..i am bias though..this year I am working Alice Cooper…Seal, Nora Jones…John Mellencamp…now I know Alice is not blues…but I am pretty stoked about seeing him..the last time I was a teenager…and it would be amazing if I could even drive him somewhere..

  68. kempie says:

    Ya know I’m watching, thinking this game would prolly be an entertaining deal on bigger ice.

  69. boing007 says:

    Hey Jersey, quit shooting low. Get the puck up.

    Richard R
    Price is an oyster. Unfortunately not all oysters produce pearls.

  70. bigjames says:

    how many times have the devils failed to control the puck at the blue line? their execution is terrible!

  71. Mavid says:

    wow that Quick is something…

    • Lizardking89 says:

      Conn Smythe winner hands down.

      • habsfan0 says:

        How many times, in the 47 year history of the Conn Smythe Trophy, has the award been won by a non-goalie? Offhand, I can think of Jean Beliveau,the first winner,Reggie Leach,Bob Gainey,Dave Keon, and I think Larry Robinson.

        • HabFanSince72 says:

          Yes to Larry.

          Also Guy Lafleur, Claude Lemieux, Gretzky and Messier, recently Malkin, Toews.


          Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

        • Michael says:

          It’s strange that goalies win so many Conn Smythes yet so few Hart trophies. Accepting the premise that these awards always go to the most deserving player (which I don’t), one would conclude that goalies are usually the most valuable members of playoff teams yet rarely the most valuable members of regular season teams. It makes no sense. The flaw, in my opinion is the lack of goaltending Hart winners. I think that in virtually every league in every year of the history of hockey, the most valuable player to her/his team has been a goaltender. That’s not to say the best player is almost always a goalie, but rather that the most valuable player is almost always a goalie. It’s inherent to the position. Goalies are the only players that stay on the ice for the entire game (with few momentary exceptions). Few teams even have one other player that plays half the game. There is no position in hockey that allows one individual to so greatly affect her/his team’s success.

          I just don’t understand why the NHL community agrees with my assessment every post-season and disagrees with it every regular season.

          • Michael says:

            Update: here are Conn Smythe trophies by position:

            C: 16
            RW: 5
            LW: 1 (Gainey)
            D: 9
            G: 15

            So, while my assertion that goalies do much better at winning Conn Smythes than they do at winning Harts is confirmed, I was surprised that more centres have won the award than goalies.

            Complete list of non-goalies to win the Conn Smythe:

            Jean Beliveau, Dave Keon, Serge Savard, Bobby Orr (2), Yvan Cournoyer, Reggie Leach, Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Bob Gainey, Bryan Trottier, Butch Goring, Mike Bossy, Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky (2), Al MacInnis, Mario Lemieux (2), Brian Leetch, Claude Lemieux, Joe Sakic, Steve Yzerman, Joe Nieuwendyk, Scott Stevens, Nicklas Lidstrom, Brad Richards, Scott Niedermayer, Henrik Zetterberg, Evgeni Malkin, and Jonathan Toews.

          • habsfan0 says:

            Thanks for the update, Michael!

            I believe you can add one more goalie to the list after this season ends,possibly tonight.

          • Michael says:

            Yeah, seriously! Quick is a shoe-in. Actually assuming the term “shoe-in” means “foot in the door” (which it might not), he’s more than a shoe-in. The guy’s unbelievable! He has the best numbers in Stanley Cup playoff history. And if the Devils somehow win the series, I would have to assume Brodeur wins his first CS with it.

  72. Mavid says:

    i saw earlier in the thread some chatter about Blues…I love the Blues here in Ottawa there is one of the best festivals called Bluesfest in early to mid july…I have worked it for 6 years in transportation..best gig around..you get to hear everyone for free and if your lucky you get to drive some of them to their hotel or the airport..I have met and driven some great ones…Santana..Thorougood..Samual Tussant..and many others

    • Habsolutely says:

      I’ve heard good things about the Ottawa Blues fest. I’d like to go one year.

      • Rob D says:

        It’s the BluesFest for people who don’t like blues.
        It’s a general pop/rock music festival with some blues acts scattered through it. You want the blues? Come with me tomorrow to Chicago and I’ll show you the real deal. West Side clubs! (scary, but awesome) Regular festival? Free..and loaded with great talent from the local scene and Mississippi and Louisiana and Texas.

        Actually, I understand why the Ottawa BluesFest did what they did. The blues is dying out..the musicians are usually poor and can’t afford to even pay for the gas for the van (not to mention insurance and the other sundry items necessary to tour), the club scene is really bad. All they need to do is either lose the name Blues (which means something to us hard core fans) or start booking blues artists for the main stage again. I know they won’t….but it sticks in my craw that they took a very well attended event and turned it into a generic festival. I went every year,,for every event (book holidays) when they booked blues and heavily blues influenced bands. Havent been to one in 4 years and I am not starting now. Off to Chicago with my blues ass…lol..end rant.

  73. Mavid says:

    boy are you guys slow tonight…I even saw that bouncy….bouncy…bouncy….

  74. frontenac1 says:

    Ok, I’ve only had one Vodka,but did I just see a Buxomy Blonde in a tanktop behind the Jersey bench?


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