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

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  4. knob says:

    Am I hearing this right??? Breezer and Carbo back with the Canadiens. Dear God…this is going to be painful. Racicot for goaltending coach!!

    ef this

    • mchenske4 says:

      The best part about that would be Carbo taking over in November after the team has gone absolutely nowhere. Breezer!?! Guess they need a little eye candy behind the bench to keep the Belles at the Bell center happyLOL

  5. 24 Cups says:

    There’s no hockey news today so I wonder if this extra day off will be a huge advantage for New Jersey and Brodeur, especially seeing that the team had to fly back from LA.

    I seriously doubt that NJ can win the series due to their dreadful PP and lack of goal scoring ability. However, the extra day off may just give them enough to win tomorrow night’s game.

    We might have had a decent final if the Devils were able to win that opening game.

    • mrhabby says:

      on the flip side, the same can be said of the kings..refocused and energized. i hope the playoffs are mercifully put to bed tomorrow night. hockey in june.

  6. Ian Cobb says:

    What is this about Brisbois??

  7. Captain aHab says:

    Oh yeah…..Breezer. Bring back the awesome. I wonder if the fans will booh him.

    —————-
    Me skull and crossbones arn’t the only thing I plan on raisin’ tonight.

  8. JayK-47 says:

    Looks like a 2000+ player lawsuit is coming to the NFL. Think Don Cherry is man enough to call any of them down?

    http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/mega-lawsuit-says-nfl-hid-132357723–nfl.html;_ylt=AmlKgh0tJ9QpgHu7kwIbsr9PfgM6

  9. commandant says:

    The one time 13 year old Youtube senstaion, all grown up and ready for the NHL Draft, from Lac Beauport Quebec, Kevin Roy

    http://lastwordonsports.com/2012/06/08/nhl-draft-prospect-profile-61-kevin-roy/

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    • Chuck says:

      Draft him, if only as a shootout specialist. His lack of size and speed wouldn’t be a problem, and we’d be good for an extra 5-10 wins per season.

      ___________________________________________________
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    • 24 Cups says:

      Mike Ribeiro for Nonennama – please don’t remind me about one of Gainey’s worst mistakes.

      Ribs might have been a hotdog who bugged Hab fans but he certainly turned into a decent 2nd line centre. There’s no Gomez deal if the team keeps Ribeiro.

  10. ProHabs says:

    Went on the Daily Hab-it site to read some Habs stuff but that site is no longer updated. Saw an article from last September at the Habs golf tournament before the season starts and thougth this was interesting:

    Gomez briefly addressed his horrid season before insisting on moving forward and talking about the season to come. He spoke of how he worked harder in the offseason to get in shape, how he spent less time relaxing in Alaska than usual, and how he’s “going to have a great year and I’m ready to deliver.”

  11. Un Canadien errant says:

    Is it possible that we’re getting carried away a little bit? Are we being whipped into a frenzy? Is RDS acting as a responsible ‘partner’ with the Canadiens with this type of headline on its site?

    The Guy Lapointe-Eric Desjardins headline is misleading. It’s not accurate to say they turned down a job as assistant coach with the Canadiens. What happened here is that an RDS researcher got busy phoning any and every likely candidate and asked them if they would be interested in the job. We can understand that someone’s response might be different based on their employment situation and the fact that they would be expressing interest to a media organization instead of a team with a firm offer attached.

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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.

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    • boing007 says:

      Well, they (the RDS guys) got me there. It was even printed on the TV screen for all to see. Guess they are becoming less and less a reliable source.

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

  12. Newf_Habster says:

    I cannot imagine to see Breeze-by to teach our defensemen how to let opposite forwards breeze by them! UGH!

    • commandant says:

      Wayne Gretzky couldn’t coach.

      Scotty Bowman couldn’t play.

      Give the guy a chance.

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      • Lizardking89 says:

        Breeze -by couldn’t play D perfect fit!

        • Hali_Hab says:

          Actually… Breezy was not a half bad D man. When you put his abilities in context, he was a good fourth or fifth D man asked to play first pairing minutes and was put in to first pairing situations. Which is not really fair on the player.. And for that he was booed out of town.

          All the discontent in the fan base at the time was manifested in to hate for Breezer. IMOP he was a good soldier did what was asked of him even if it was well out side of his capacity. The fact that he still may want to be part of the habs outfit in some respect is a reflection of his character. I mean considering the way he was treated most of the time he was in MTL.

  13. RobertAlanFord says:

    Now Brisebois is getting a job with the habs!!!!!!? What the heck? How many front office jobs are there? And with Lapointe becoming head of player development it looks like Timmins’ duties are wearing thin.

    • Mark C says:

      Duties wearing thin? He can now focus 100% of his energies on the draft/scouting, this sounds like a great idea to me.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      Trevor Timmins in his role as head of amateur scouting is in a role that is a figurative bottomless well, in that he can always do more in that area. There’s always another game to attend, another video to watch, another stone to turn. In the Ancien Régime, he had to divide his attention between this role and the other of staying on top of the prospects and players, giving them programs and supporting them in various ways. This was an ideal way to drop a ball or two. If Marc Bergevin is comfortable with this number of people in the front office, if he can provide them with clear areas of responsibility and if they mesh well as a team, if Geoff Molson doesn’t mind signing all these cheques, there’s no reason not to hire bright men to create a strong committed brain trust. And Trevor Timmins can focus on the draft, until he’s ready for another challenge here or with another team.

      ———————————
      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.

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    • The Jackal says:

      What the hell is wrong with Breezer getting a job with the Habs? He’s always been nothing but 100% Canadien, despite all the crap some people who call themselves fans have thrown at him.

      • habstrinifan says:

        I agree. And I am gonna say this and expect a lot of flak.

        Brisebois has always come across to me as ‘not provincial’ in his outlook, which I think the HABS need right now after the hire of Therrien.

  14. Bill says:

    @Ed Lopaz

    About Muller, he wasn’t a Hab for very long, but it was long enough for him to become my all-time favourite Hab. I grew up worshipping Lafleur, then Roy, but when Kirk came on board he won me over. He was a highly talented player, but still, he’s the epitome of how drive and hard work can transcend the limits of talent.

    You could make a case for Muller being the legit Conn Smythe winner in ’93 Cup win. He led the team in scoring and was a beast in every series. You have to hand it to St. Patrick with the 10 OT wins, but Muller was equally crucial: I would say they could’ve won it with another goalie, but not without Muller.

    What I really remember is the first round loss the next year (94) against Boston. It was like no-one else on the team showed up but him. He was fighting and driving for the net like a maniac on every shift. I remember one goal where it just seemed like he gave up on everyone else on the team: he won the o-zone faceoff, muscled the opposing centre aside, took the puck and ran it into the net with his body. Unassisted goal the hard way.

    When he was made Captain I clipped the article out of the paper. When he got traded I was actually emotionally affected, and I’m not saying I got teary-eyed, but it could’ve happened. And for Turgeon: his complete opposite. We all know how that turned out.

    I’m really happy with the great career Kirk had, and especially that he’s finding success as a coach. He’s got everything it takes to be a great dressing room leader, and he’s proven surprisingly adept at strategy and in-game adjustments. I too wish he could’ve been coach of the Habs, his favourite team, because he would’ve done a good job. The only times I really detest the stupid French requirement for the coaching position (totally irrelevant to everything except PR, hire a translator) are when we miss out on someone like him.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

    • ProHabs says:

      And a big thank you to the late Pat Burns. He is the guy that told Serge Savard that he needed go out and trade for this guy and he pounced on the opportunity when Muller and the Devils hit a road block in contract negotiations.

      It was Burns who was an assistance coach with a Team Canada team that Muller (when he was with New Jersey) tried out for. Muller got cut but Burns walked away so impressed with him that he wanted him a Hab. Now that is pro scouting at its best, none of this pro scouting crap we have had the last 3 years.

    • Ton says:

      Muller was the MVP in 1993, not on paper however! Roy a good game or two against LA in the final and almost got yanked in the Quebec series……….without Muller they would have not won the cup………Kirk was a great hab…….what concerns me is the amount of respect he got or lack of it……….good post on your part

    • Timo says:

      I remember when MAB came on board… I made a clipping of that article.

  15. Timo says:

    Question about Therrien – does he believe in gelling?

    • FanCritic says:

      He believes in gelling his hair

    • ProHabs says:

      I think he does. It wouldn’t surprise me if he is planning a team get away for September up to Alaska. Apparently, Gomez has a heck of a workout regiment that would see the whole team get in shape and improve their CORSI, FENWICK AND DIPSHAT scores this year.

  16. FanCritic says:

    No comment til I see what he has for a team but I don’t think he’ll be there long enough to win a cup he’ll be an old man…

  17. H.Upmann says:

    LmaO!!!! Breezer? Wow. And Carbo? Good times are back :)

    • ProHabs says:

      This is really starting to turn into a gong show. I have a feeling that RDS and the Habs are setting up a Reality Show for this season staring all of the Antichambre crew.

      One thing is for sure, Breezer will be the first guy looking in the mirror in the dressing room to brush his hair and blowdry it. It might be the reason the Habs didn’t hire Marc Crawford as they would both be fighting for the hairgel.

  18. otter649 says:

    Have not seen the goal yet but AHL Final Marlies vs Norfolk & Marlies lose 1-0 in OT on a 100 foot dumpin after hitting a stanchion on Marlies home ice when goalie left the net to play dump in but re-direction off stanchion found the net.

    Also The Marlie game was the first professional hockey game played in June in Toronto……

  19. martincurran55 says:

    Is it just me, or does anyone else want to punch Therrien right into the face everytime I see his mug online. God, I hate his face. Irrelevant rant, had to get it off my chest. Sorry in advance for all the negative comments that are about to come my way. LOL

    • boing007 says:

      For those of you who never heard of Barry Goldwater, Senator from Arizona in the 40s 50s and 60s, here are some juicy tidbits:
      As an opponent of federal civil rights laws Goldwater was highly critical of the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. He also favoured a more aggressive approach to the Vietnam War. Nominated as the Republican Party as its presidential candidate in 1964, he upset many of his potential supporters by voting against Johnson’s Anti-Poverty Act (1964).

      His extreme anti-Communist views also frightened the American public. In one television interview Goldwalter explained that he would be willing to use nuclear weapons against communist forces in Vietnam. Although his views on civil rights made him popular in the Deep South, he was easily defeated by Johnson by 42,328,350 votes to 26,640,178. Goldwater received 38.8 per cent of the vote and won only six states.

      What a guy. I guess his family members are upholding his good name.

      Richard R
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      • commandant says:

        Say what you want about Barry Goldwater, but the Goldwater institute and the laws in Arizona against the government funding of for profit, private enterprises would be very useful in Canada, IMO.

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      • VancouverHab says:

        Whether he won or lost is irrelevant. His policies toward Communism were exactly the same as J.F. Kennedy’s (who pointed nukes at the Russians and forced them to back down) & Ronald Reagan’s.

        You may like Communism, that’s your right. Kennedy, Reagan & Goldwater, Lech Walesa, and others didn’t, and so used force to end it. That says nothing against Barry Goldwater for his opinion.

        Goldwater’s “views on civil rights” you leave unexplained either because you know what they are or because you want to leave the false implication that the views were racially-based. They weren’t.

        Goldwater voted favourably for several Civil rights bills and voted against two (and manned up to the political cost) because they were (a.) unconstitutional, and (b.) against his belief in State’s right’s over Federal Government domination.

        In other words, he fought against the authoritarian impulse in its Communist foreign form and in its Socialist domestic form.

        And authoritarian socialists today still hate him for it.

  20. 24 Cups says:

    This is what 16M gets you in today’s NHL.

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=397852

    Maybe we should bring AK46 back!!!

  21. boing007 says:

    RDS just announced that Guy Lapointe and Eric Desjardins both said non merci to an assistant coaching job with the Habs.

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

  22. frontenac1 says:

    Phew! Looks like Breeze-by is getting a make work project. Nothing important! I’m coming in off the Ledge and putting my clothes back on. Hola

  23. frontenac1 says:

    The boys on AC are talking about Gallant as asst.

  24. The Gonk says:

    If Breeze-bye the assistant coach is the anti-matter /doppelganger Breeze-bye the player, then WTFN? Alas, I’d pass. If he isn’t too busy owning bars and enjoying his Cali life-style or else experiencing a DUI, I’d hire Chelios as assistant for the D and I’d bring Carbo back because, well, I like Carbo for whatever whatever. That would blunt my immediate reaction of the MT hire.

    If on the other hand as the conspirators project, and the plan is to run the team into the ground for Jones or MacKinnon and we land Galchenyuk now, then I’ll like the MT hire and whomever forms his staff. “Like” means 2015 or thereabouts.

  25. DMAN says:

    I am not sure how to feel about Brisebois as an assistant. I would be happy to hear that the Habs were going to hire Craig Hartsburg as an assistant. I think Craig would be and excellent fit. Therrien is rumored to be hard on young players so why not hire Hartsburg who is excellent with younger players?

    • ed lopaz says:

      I don’t think Hartsburg speaks French well enough to pass Bertrand Raymond’s language test.

      He takes off marks for spelling mistakes you know!

      That’s a killer!

      • DMAN says:

        I wasn’t aware that assistants had language requirements beyond english.

        • martincurran55 says:

          Cunneyworth didn’t think there was requirements either. We all know how that turned out.

          • DMAN says:

            There were no problems until he was hired as coach. Was/is Muller bilingual? I don’t think so, anyway.

          • martincurran55 says:

            I hear what you are saying. It is fine if the Asst. don’t speak, but all hell will break loose if he gets thrown into the head coach for some reason.

        • HabFanSince72 says:

          Did you hear Bergeron and Raymond complaining about Mellanby? Director of freaking player development. They’ll be complaining about the accountants and beer vendors next.


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

  26. twilighthours says:

    I’m a bit late to the party on the this,but As I understand it…

    If the current kings could somehow play against the 76 habs (through some miracle of time travel technology), then the kings would most certainly win. The 76 habs probably wouldn’t even score.

  27. commandant says:

    Sounds like Breezer might be headed to Hamilton, not Montreal….

    Still no real confirmation though.

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  28. HardHabits says:

    Brisebois and Carbo? No wonder Hartley went to Calgary!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU5atKb7fbM

  29. Bill says:

    Brisebois … just when you think he’s out … they pull him back in!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  30. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …is it true that Bergevin changed His mind after reading Our pole ? …and Patrick has rented a Westmount condo ?
    …or, …can Y’all tell Myself if it is indeed true that Therrien is ‘The Man’ and Patrice Fly-bye is AC ?
    …which of these 2 mind-blowing suppositions is fact, pray tell ?

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  31. ed lopaz says:

    I was watching a game live at the old Forum during Brisebois’ heyday.

    I mean my buddy and I were on the floor laughing, gagging for air, because of how absolutely terrible he was playing that night.

    We didn’t boo him, that would be absurd, and I have never booed a Hab, nor would I ever consider it.

    But we laughed and laughed and laughed.

    Suddenly, a man in his fifties turns around from the seats in front of us.

    He has a killer look on his face and he says something like…

    ” the boys are all trying their best out there you know?”

    so I chimed back ” trying is not helping the Breezer tonight, though is it?”

    to which the man quickly replied, “he’s my cousin! we’re here to watch him tonight!”

    oops!

    • Bill says:

      Wow, it always happens like that, doesn’t it? 18,000 people in there and you get seated behind Brisebois’s cousin … what are the odds.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

      • ed lopaz says:

        believe me I was floored. the seats were pretty good though.

        I didn’t have season tickets and no way did I have money to pay for those seats so I guess someone must have given them to me.

        I can’t remember anything about the game at all.

        But I remember that encounter!

        Looking at your Avatar, Bill, I want you to know that I am sure, as sure as I am here to write this, that Muller was the perfect coach for this team.

        But he can’t speak more than a few words of broken French.

        Its really too bad.

        I have been a big Muller fan since I met him in North Ontario as a youngster just starting out for the Devils.,

  32. Toe Blake says:

    Dave: We’re back in the hunt for sure now!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRavC8CjRL0

  33. boing007 says:

    The Canadiens scored 387 goals in the 80 game ’76-’77 season.

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

  34. frontenac1 says:

    Breeze-By and Carbo.I’m on the Ledge, Buck Nekid

  35. frontenac1 says:

    Ok that’s F”in it! If Carbo and Breeze-by are back, I’m seriously thinking of spending Saturday nights at the K–Rock Centre watching the Fronts with the Killer! I hope this is a cruel joke like the guy last night spoiling my fun by telling me that that blonde was a Tranny.Please say it aint so!

  36. The Dude says:

    Therrien with Carbo and Brisbois….well hells bells I think it’s a trap! You might need bath salts to watch this season,lol

    • Habitant in Surrey says:

      …haha :) …good one !

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      _________________________________________________________
      What I WANT ! is an aircraft carrier at centre and nuclear destroyers on each wing going to the net like bats out of Hell !, …NO MORE rubber duckies !!!
      _________________________________________________________
      Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
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      • Habitant in Surrey says:

        …I don’t think ingesting Bath Salts will be necessary to want to ‘eat’ Therrien’s face this season Steve

        _________________________________________________________
        HIS’ Official Habs’ Fan Theme Song; Morrissey/The Smiths ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfkvPnjb9hs
        _________________________________________________________
        What I WANT ! is an aircraft carrier at centre and nuclear destroyers on each wing going to the net like bats out of Hell !, …NO MORE rubber duckies !!!
        _________________________________________________________
        Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
        http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  37. commandant says:

    Breezer might be a good players coach. The good cop to Therrien’s bad cop, like I asked for earlier

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    • JayK-47 says:

      As a military vet, I’m a big fan of the calm leader/heavy hat combo. Let the second come down hard and handle the motivating and correcting. Then have the more patriarchal father figure come in to pick up the pieces. If you flip it, like you’re suggesting, you create a ‘bubble’ that isolates the leader and has his second align with the worker bees.

      And that may be the biggest reason why I was against the hiring of Therrien or Roy.

      • commandant says:

        We’ve already seen this “flipped” dynamic in JM/Muller so it can work, but it fell apart without Muller.

        I agree I dont like Therrien but it is what it is, so we should get a good cop to go with him

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        • JayK-47 says:

          I’d argue that it didn’t, that Muller, Gill and co became the de facto leadership group and used force of will to shape the team and you can only force something along so long before it breaks. JM was a horrible ‘leader’ who had zero management skills. He may make a good numbers and tactics guy, but should not be allowed to be in charge of anything other than a desk.

        • boing007 says:

          It took Jacques Martin 25 years to win those 600 + games.

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

      • habstrinifan says:

        With the utmost respect for your militay service and insight, may I suggest that the coaching environment is slightly different and lends itself better to the flip.

        In the military the ‘second’ may be seen as the tough push to the limits sergeant and the ‘father figure’ the lieutenant who come in to pick up the pieces.. cool the tempers somewhat. The authority lies in the latter.

        But in coaching the authority is the man immediately responsible for ‘pushing and exacting the most’ while the ‘second’ acts as a buffer.

        What do you think?

        • JayK-47 says:

          I’ve seen ‘bad cop’ leaders enough that I’d prefer to stay away from that type of environment. When you go that route, the 2nd becomes a firefighter, putting out the fires that the emotional boss starts everywhere.

          I used to use my friend, Tim as a heavy to correct mistakes I saw. When a slightly disheartened Marine would come see me later, I’d ask what happened (knowing full well, having sent Tim), and we’d discuss the mistake, how to avoid repeating it, then I’d praise them for what they did well and that I’d handle mean Tim in the meantime. They usually left in good spirits, having learned something and that someone cared for their well-being.

          A calm alpha is usually followed freely, while an insecure one has to use force to align the pack.

  38. JayK-47 says:

    We went visit lil Jimmy (Joey?) and one of the gang taped it. It went, ok, I guess.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsWFLaHiQa8

    • habstrinifan says:

      The fact that you located this video proves that, like me, you have too much time on your hands. We are a crazy lot.

      Sick!

      • JayK-47 says:

        Haha! I didn’t have to, like, go down to record keeping and ask the tech to retrieve the microfiche for me!

        And yes, I have a lot of ‘downtime’ :(

        When things aren’t on fire, anyways.

  39. habstrinifan says:

    I see all kinds of funny posts and posts re babes behind the bench in LA. Am I the only one running around “thinking the sky is falling” “the sky is falling” as all these curious coaching/hiring moves are being done.

    Oh Well! I didnt say “I told you so” (honestly I didnt) when no one listened as I ran around during pre-season 2011 yelling to you all “the sky is falling”.

    I swaer if this goes sour I am gonna say “I told you so” a lot. So get serios folks. Sweating time is NOW!

    • HabFab says:

      Chicken little, is that you??

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      I just found some closure/peace of mind with my (conspiracy) theory that the Canadiens will draft Mikhail Grigorenko, entrust him to Patrick Roy for another season, then in 2013 send him to the farm team to avoid the death throes of the Michel Therrien régime. After a half-season of tearing up the AHL he is called up to Montréal, and he is paired with Alex Ovechkin who was just claimed off waivers, but not in time to save the coach’s job. Patrick Roy assumes his rightful throne. He turns the team around, they climb from the depths of the Eastern Conference standings to sixth place, and make it to the Conference Finals. In the summer of 2014, the Canadiens sign Sidney Crosby at a stupendous hometown discount, but NHL Commissioner Ken Dryden finds no evidence of tampering, cap-evasion or any other wrong-doing. Added to 2013 1st rounders Seth Jones and Jordan Subban, and the parade of highly talented defencemen ready to graduate from the Laval Dogues, cries ring out to ‘break up the Canadiens’ as they storm through the regular season and waltz to the first of many consecutive Stanley Cups. Team Captain David Desharnais begins a tradition of handing off the Cup up to Assistant Jared Tinordi who must reach down and suffers a mild lumbar strain in the process. This moment is memorialized in countless photos in all major news outlets except for Pierre Karl Péladeau bankrupt Québecor, which only adds grist to the mill for the commission of inquiry into alleged wrong-doing by Péladeau, Régis Labeaume, and Gary Bettman. The hacked email account of the hapless Colin Campbell is the smoking gun in this case, as well as for other matters before the courts such as the Government of Canada’s decision to purchase CF-35’s with special technology which allows the Pratt and Whitney engines to burn sandy, gritty kerosene as fuel.

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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/

      • habstrinifan says:

        It’s all right now! Just go with those folks in the white coats.. and you’ll be ok!

        • Un Canadien errant says:

          No no no. I feel great now, I really do. Much better as a matter of fact.

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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/

  40. habstrinifan says:

    Engels reports that Little Jimmy will be the first player signed by the Qubec Nordiques (formerly known as Bettman’s Bolson Boondoggle).

    Citing source very close to the Nordiques GM-to-be St. Patrick Roy, Engel is giving this an E5 and says the only way this doesnt happen is if Little Jimmy kicks the bucket during the combines.

    • JohnBellyful says:

      Little Jimmy has issued a statement via Twitter that he will never sign with the Nordiques. He’s a Habs man — er, boy — through and through. He also said his cough is getting better.

      • Un Canadien errant says:

        Little Jimmy may grow up to be like Jimmy Mann and not have a choice in the matter.

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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/


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