Liveblog: Devils win 3-2, even series

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Suggested first question at John Tororella’s press conference:
“John, why did you bench Marion Gaborik for the first 11 minutes of the third period?”
End of press conference.
The Rangers’ superstar and many of his teammates were non-factors in a game the Devils on David Clarkson’s third-period goal.
It was the rugged winger’s third game-winner of the playoffs.

The Devils also got goals from Ilya Kovalchuk and fourth-liner Ryan Carter.

The home team got goals from Marc Staal and Chris Kreider, both on power plays.

Shot blocks were down: 16 by the Rangers (half of that total by Ryan McDonagh), seven by the Devils.

But there were 74 hits, 39 by the Rangers.

The series shifts to New Jersey for Game 3 on Saturday afternoon.

216 Comments

  1. PaulinaaH says:

    Warzywa mogą być zdrowe, pod victoria’s secret warunkiem, że pochodzą takich uprawa, które nie są narażone na bezpośrednie działanie ołowiu innych chemikaliów.Posiada bielizna ramiączka silikonowe oraz tradycyjne w komplecie. Pokazuje na ile sposobów można wykorzystać kolorowy kawałek materiału. Rozcięcie z przodu ukazuje w pełnej krasie urocze majteczki ozdobione zwiewnymi bielizna falbankami i piękną. Będąc kosmetologiem można współpracować z dużymi firmami. Nad zebraniem materiału na pełną studyjną płytę. I bogato zdobiony biustonosz z pończochy usztywnianymi miseczkami. Mówi że nigdy nie odsłania się dekoltu i nóg jednocześnie. Ramiączek oraz zapięcie zwiększa się wraz z rozmiarem.Szpitale zapewniają takie rzeczy jednak warto się upewnić i być Zrobiony został z kilku pozszywanych ze sobą kawałków błyszczącego materiału kolekcja bielizny w kolorze różowym. Mieć także zestaw potrzebnych rzeczy na spacery i do snu. Odpowiednie dopasowanie obwodu jest tak bardzo ważne. Przodu mają doszyty kawałek materiału, który został ozdobiony ćwiekami ułożonymi w kształt gwiazdy

  2. aj says:

    Didn’t watched the whole game but I liked Tort’s postgame interview:
    http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=53&id=178102

    I guess he’s also a part of the team’s ‘colorful’ cast of characters.

  3. HabinBurlington says:

    I have to wonder why Kristo is already considered a flop? I have my reservations but they have to deal with the fact he has an opportunity to not sign and become UFA, therefore my biggest fear is he may want to sign with hometown Minnesota. Can u imagine if a francophone did same thing in order to sign with Montreal instead of Bruins! I give kristo credit for considering hos long term edu at ion more precedence over contract.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      Apparently he’s not angling to get out of the Canadiens organization by not signing, he just really likes college hockey and UND and wants a chance at a championship. He’s also tight with Louis Leblanc and talks to him regularly, so I’m not overly worried about him skipping out and becoming a free agent.

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      • shootdapuck says:

        Must be something at North Dakota because Grand Forks is certainly not Miami San Diego or Los Angeles!

        Or Montreal!

        Strange though Teows wasn’t as in love with the place!

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    • aj says:

      From the time Kristo injured his foot, he already knew he would not make it to pro. Good luck with him though getting a degree.

  4. kempie says:

    Does DeBoer speak French?

  5. otter649 says:

    The Devils win – So Puddie’s Happy……

  6. FanCritic says:

    Tort is gonna tell Brooks’y where to go again

  7. commandant says:

    Everyone talking about Kreider, but Adam Henrique is by FAR the most impressive rookie in these playoffs.

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    • twilighthours says:

      He definitely looks a lot better than Danny kristo right about now.

    • TomNickle says:

      To be fair Henrique has had almost a full season of NHL hockey to get acclimated to the nuances of the professional game while Kreider’s had all of a couple weeks.

      I really like Henrique and think he does everything well above average. Going to be an excellent player for a long time by the looks of things.

      Kreider seems to have elite speed and may have the offensive instincts to become a superstar.

      I think it’s fair to say the jury’s still out.

  8. shootdapuck says:

    Elliot Friedman is the best in his group!

    Maybe that’s because his group is so lacking in quality but don’t believe so.

    His piece on Kane was no more libelous than the pieces run on Carey Price when he was photographed in full flight a couple of years ago and there was nowhere near the firestorm at that time.

    It is an opinion or talk piece, he is asking a question on the status of Kane based on observations, images and performance!

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  9. twilighthours says:

    Man I’d love to have clarkson on the habs.

  10. Habsolutely says:

    Yes!!

  11. HFX-HabFan says:

    It’s Bickel.

  12. frontenac1 says:

    What the F is with Friedmans Hair?

  13. HabFanSince72 says:

    Kreider could have been a Hab. He was picked one spot after us. Leblanc ( our choice) was actually ranked just higher.


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

    • HFX-HabFan says:

      Another one to file along with Giroux, Lucic, Backes, half the first round picks of ’03, etc

    • 24 Cups says:

      Kreider had more upside (and uncertainty) as a prospect but we had to go with the French kid. Nobody complained at the time. It was a logical move.

      Kreider and McDonagh could make life tough for us during the next ten years.

      • Mad Habber says:

        I wouldn’t give up on Leblanc yet.

        • 24 Cups says:

          For sure. I just wish he had of been developed properly instead of being rushed.

          • commandant says:

            No reason why he won’t go back to the AHL next season.

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          • Mad Habber says:

            Yeah I get it.

            I did a lot of reading about the prospects in his draft year and the only negative thing I read about him was that he scored low on his fitness testing. But it was an understandable flaw considering he play college hockey.

            Everyone said he had a good work ethic and was one of the best board battlers in the USHL and he was had good stickhandling. If he hadn’t gone the college route a lot of people said he could’ve gone top ten.

            When the Habs picked LeBlanc, I was happy; not just because he was from Montreal but because I believe the Habs got a steal with him. I still think they did. Sure maybe some guys under him are doing better now, but 3 to 4 years time I think a lot of teams are going to be looking and think why didn’t we draft him.

  14. HFX-HabFan says:

    Graves must have gone to the Messier/Lay’s Chips hair salon.

  15. Habsolutely says:

    Adam Graves going for the Mark Messier look?

  16. Malreg says:

    All I keep thinking is that the Rangers are the luckiest team on the planet right now… How they have managed to escape with so few injuries while playing their shot-blocking style is remarkable.

    If it was the Canadiens there would be at least 2-3 players out with broken ankles/hands by now.

  17. Lizardking89 says:

    Damn Devils tied it

  18. habsfaninboston says:

    Tenacious forechecking by the Devils.

  19. boing007 says:

    Watching McDonagh is just killing me.
    by Mike Boone 8:41 PM

    You’re not alone. Gainey really blew that one.

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  20. frontenac1 says:

    2-2! Go Devils ! Go Big Bird!

  21. Habsolutely says:

    uh-oh, someone better get a mechanic to check Torts, he looks like he’s gonna blow a gasket.

  22. commandant says:

    Lol Torts is pissed.

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  23. Old Bald Bird says:

    Here’s the part of the Elliotte Friedman that seems to be the reason that it got pulled. I wonder how long this will stay up here?

    ===========

    The question everyone’s asking is: Should the Blackhawks trade Patrick Kane?

    The question should be: what are the Blackhawks, the NHL and the NHLPA going to do about Patrick Kane?

    It is possible Kane doesn’t really have a problem. Maybe he’s an unlucky guy getting caught by camera phones every time out. He’s a celebrity, and one of the worst things about society is people are more than happy to anonymously narc on them.
    But Kane seems to be getting “caught” more than most.
    Some of it – like the topless limousine photos – is harmless. Hey, you’re young, single, famous and wealthy. Enjoy. But we don’t see as many photos of them. The circumstantial evidence against Kane is growing. The infamous taxicab ride. The night he arrived at a Bulls game with a black eye. And now, “The Wisconsin Weekend.”

    It gets to a point where you can’t say, “He’s 23. Boys will be boys.” You have to say, “Do we have a serious issue here?”
    (And, you do wonder, in all of the silence over the past 48 hours, if that question is being asked.)

    One year ago, as the league went through its awful summer, there were accusations that neither the NHL nor the NHLPA really cared about its players. I don’t think that’s fair, because a lot of great work is done in private. But I do believe that sometimes the two sides, and some teams, are not proactive enough in determining or staying on top of problems.

    For example, the NHL and NHLPA have an excellent substance abuse program. The only problem is you can’t be forced into it. Technically, players can “voluntarily” enter the system, but you have to take the first step. If Patrick Kane needs help, is he, at this point in his life, going to make that move?

    You have to believe the Blackhawks have a pretty decent idea of how serious this issue is or isn’t. A couple of years ago, there were rumours about what one particular player was doing away from the ice. I ran into the GM and asked about it. He didn’t tell me what exactly was discovered, but he gave an idea of how thoroughly they’d looked into it. Team security, league security, police, private detectives. It was pretty interesting.
    Can’t imagine that’s changed over time.

    The Blackhawks have a lot invested in Kane. He’s a cornerstone player, a major reason they ended what was, at the time, the longest Stanley Cup drought in the NHL. He lived with Stan Bowman upon arrival in Chicago, so there’s a deep connection.
    Many of the local columns are about how the organization should be unhappy because it is image-conscious and Kane tarnishes that. Well, I can’t imagine anything better for the team’s image than sitting down with Kane and having an honest conversation about where he is, where he’s going and if the people he hangs around with aren’t exactly helping the situation.

    The doctors responsible for the joint NHL/NHLPA program should be there, too, because this isn’t just a Chicago problem. This isn’t funny, harmless stuff anymore. It’s happening far too often, and if Kane won’t do anything about it, there are three entities (team, league, association) that should.

    • Malreg says:

      I remember reading that in his 30 thoughts article thinking he was just overreacting, but then I actually read about everything Kane has been up to the last few days and I completely understood…

      Crashing frat parties, insulting everybody, putting his two hands around a girl’s neck who rejected him, getting kicked out of said frat party and almost getting in a fight, blacking out at a college bar a couple times, dancing on the bar with no shirt on, almost getting arrested when he and his buddies almost got into a fight in the middle of the day, etc etc…

      All this while wearing a shirt that has a picture of him shirtless in the back of a limo with two girls printed on the back of it with his name.

      Combined with the cab driver incident… Not looking good for “Kaner”.

    • HabFanSince72 says:

      Very dishonest weasely reporting by Friedman. He implies that Kane is an alcoholic who needs medical help without ever stating it outright or providing any evidence. Even by the current standards of the CBC, that is shoddy journalism. It’s Murdochian.

      On the other hand Kane sounds like a train wreck.


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  24. HardHabits says:

    Three goals so far. All of them power play goals. If Ward was named Gretzky it would be the Caps versus Devils instead of Rangers-Devils.

  25. shootdapuck says:

    What a reassuring image Colon Campbell in the house!

  26. Habsolutely says:

    HaHa, it took some big tattooed New Yorker with a crowbar to get the door to work. Hilarious.

    • boing007 says:

      That goes well with Boone’s joke about the efficiency of car thieves in New Jersey.

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

    • boing007 says:

      Time for an ice-cream break.
      by Mike Boone 8:58 PM

      Does the Good Humor Man come around to your neighborhood?

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

  27. punkster says:

    Opened by a big guy with a crow bar.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  28. shootdapuck says:

    Boone, bizarre calls no, just another Chris F Lee debacle!

  29. Habsolutely says:

    All that money revamping MSG and they can’t get the penalty box to work. Too funny.

  30. shootdapuck says:

    Normand,

    Re HNIC we can only hope that the CBC, Maclean, Cherry, Cole, Galley and especially Healey are kicked to the curb.

    The only thing possibly saving HNIC is government intervention on Cultural argument.

    • Lizardking89 says:

      I’m so hoping CTV get’s hockey night in Canada when their contract with the NHL is up. I don’t think I like anyone on that channel. The guy doing the play-by-play for this game isnt bad but the between period stuff is garbage.

  31. frontenac1 says:

    Patrick Kane parties like a Girl! Check out those pictures posted online if you don’t believe me.Just pathetic! Stan Bowman should get on the blower pronto and get the Tits brothers over to show that kid how to party like a real man and Pro!

  32. shootdapuck says:

    Signature penalty call by Chris F Lee!

    90 feet behind the play!

  33. Un Canadien errant says:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/bruce-dowbiggin/hockey-night-in-canadas-days-may-be-numbered/article2435006/

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  34. jedimyrmidon says:

    No! The refs are giving the Rangers the game…

  35. Habsolutely says:

    I hope Marty shuts the door the rest of the way. Just so I can see another Torts media meltdown.

  36. jedimyrmidon says:

    Rangers… PP?

  37. HardHabits says:

    Where is PrimeTime? I am in the mood for a fight and I am interested in ripping him a new vagina.

    Just kidding.

    I love you PT. You make my day every time you allude to me in your posts. All 100% of them.

  38. ZepFan2 says:

    I was going to bid on that jersey, until they added a signed 8×10 of Cherry and Maclean. No Thanks!

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  39. jedimyrmidon says:

    Seems like the puck hops at the blueline a lot (not sure if it’s just that NJ D men are bad at stopping it, but it has happened many times these past 2 games).

  40. Habsolutely says:

    I agree with UCE, the Friedman article was pretty tame. He was just saying what everyone is thinking. His talent is wasted on the CBC. I wonder how long before TSN scoops him up?

    • Sean Bonjovi says:

      Friedman’s a tool!

      “I’m not opposed to trading Plekanec and/or Markov”
      - Sean Bonjovi

      • HardHabits says:

        I can’t begin to describe just how wrong that statement is on so many levels. Concise and beyond belief.

        • punkster says:

          Skewered? Methinks the “r” is in the wrong place, but of course then there’s the whole issue of spelling. But I get your drift.

          ***Subbang Baby!!!***

          • HardHabits says:

            Sorry buddy. I shortened it and toned it down a bit. I am seriously fighting back the urge to swear and insult. Friedman IMO is one of the few gems in the whole pantheon of sportscasting.

          • punkster says:

            Totally agree. The guy’s a class act in the middle of that government funded wasteland of lost souls and cheap suits.

            ***Subbang Baby!!!***

        • ZepFan2 says:

          Actually, his statement is correct. Friedman is very useful! :wink:

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          • HardHabits says:

            Words of wisdom with a great sense of humour. And I thank you for that. Certainly one the sharpest tools in the shed.

            Excellent!!!

          • ZepFan2 says:

            People are always making that mistake. Calling someone a tool is not an insult. Now a useless tool is another thing.

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          • HardHabits says:

            Not really. Calling someone a tool means they are someone who does not make decisions or statements for themselves or is being used. Friedman is hardly that and is more the opposite if anything.

            I still like your interpretation… but when used to describe somebody it is done in a derogatory rather than a complimentary manner.

          • ZepFan2 says:

            Oh I know it’s meant in a derogatory term. It just doesn’t get to me for reasons already stated. That’s just me I guess.

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  41. commandant says:

    Russians suck in the playoffs, you can’t win with them.

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  42. Mavid says:

    i am kinda leaning towards the Rangers..who are you guy cheering for..I like Torts…even though he can be an ass..he is passionate…and what you see is what you get…

    • jedimyrmidon says:

      At first I thought Torterella’s reactions to the media were fairly harmless and sometimes deserved.

      But he does this pretty often, and at some point it just becomes disrespectful to reporters who are just there doing their job, and I bet most aren’t out to “get him” or anything.

  43. punkster says:

    Nice shot.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  44. JIMVINNY says:

    More evidence of the lunacy of NHL rules – When a slash results in the breaking of the slashers stick, he still gets a penalty.

  45. shootdapuck says:

    Boone Tee Shot no way!

    More like a wedge!

  46. Caper says:

    All Habs fans who deal with Scotiabank-move your business away in protest to that freakin’ commercial. We’ll see Bob Gainey accepting the Cup in “86 quicker than it would take Lanny’s wife to shave off that thing off his face if she had a choice.

    • ZepFan2 says:

      I agree. I change the channel as soon as I hear that music.

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    • Un Canadien errant says:

      Never liked Lanny ever, thought he was overhyped as a Leaf. Obviously didn’t get the warm and fuzzies that he needed to get ‘his Cup’ in 89. And I’ve hated that commercial from the first time I saw it. Love how my PVR allows me to skip over it.

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  47. gordon bombay says:

    Grigorenko = Superstar

  48. shootdapuck says:

    Chris F Lee and Kevin F Pollack working the Conference finals?

    Nobody can say the fix isn’t in!

  49. Sir.Plekers says:

    ahahah 2 words Chris Lee. I loled

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  50. Un Canadien errant says:

    Why was Elliott Friedman’s 30 Thoughts pulled from the CBC website? And why was the link pulled from Boone’s Liveblog? I’m reading it right now and there’s nothing controversial that I can see.

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  51. Sir.Plekers says:

    Is everyone ready to see all 2 goals tonight? **falls asleep** still might be fun!

    SIR PLEKERS

  52. Un Canadien errant says:

    Development camp June 13-16? Like Bart Scott, I can’t wait.

    I want full coverage on HIO. Liveblog and streaming video.

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  53. Mavid says:

    all their meat is good..they have this seasoned chicken breast’s and pork it in this magical rub..they would not divulge what it is…its orange…do they have it at the costco in Montreal..I hate shopping except at Costco…we are executive members so we get a cheque every year that covers our membership…

    • Habsolutely says:

      I’m an executive member as well. Love the cheque every year. I also got the Costco American Express that gives me 3% cash back for gas purchases, 2% for restaurants, 2% for travel, and 1% everywhere else.

  54. SnowManHabs85 says:

    I just waived Gomez and he got picked up by Sens. Suckers!! Oh yeah, Go Kings GO!!! Oh sh…

    “Responding to the media , or playing to the media, or listening to the fans is the quickest way to start losing” – Sam Pollock

  55. frontenac1 says:

    Dump the Swiss guys and pick up Erskine and/or Bryan Allen! Now you’re talkin!

  56. Mavid says:

    mmmm costco…i need some of that 6 year old balderson cheese..oh and some of those awsome huge steaks…

    • Propwash says:

      I loooooove Costco steaks, and their bbq whole chicken is great too.

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    • Habsolutely says:

      Ya, I get all my steak and pork-chops at costco. Bought some really amazing all natural, imported Irish cheese there the other day.

      • 24 Cups says:

        I wouldn’t mind some more info on that cheese purchase, please!

        • Habsolutely says:

          It’s Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese. 100% natural, aged, made with milk from grass fed cows in Ireland. I had never tried it before, but they had a lady demo’ing it when we were at the store and we had to buy it. One of the best tasting cheeses I have ever tasted. I put some chunks of it in the Magic Bullet tonight and grated it up for wifey to put on her Chicken Salad. Goes really good on Wheat Thins.

  57. frontenac1 says:

    Keep Staubitz,Moen and White! Roll players needed to win!Heck of a fourth line!

  58. habsfanforever7631 says:

    About Carbo

    Alot of us want him back, but I was thinking today, that he hasn’t coached in the NHL since coaching with the Habs.
    No other teams want him, why should we?
    Maybe there’s a story behind this like Carbo didn’t want to coach or something.
    I don’t know who the Habs should get, I just hope Bergevin gets the best guy out there.

    But why should we take a guy that 29 other teams don’t even want?

    • boing007 says:

      Why should we care that 29 other teams don’t want him?

      Richard R
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    • D Mex says:

      Tough to argue with that logic : Carbonneau is available, therefore, it follows that nobody wants him, therefore, why should we – is this how it goes ??

      Whoever Montreal eventually signs has to be ” available ” in order to sign. But when a coach is available to sign, it really means nobody wants him. So this means the Habs are doomed to sign a loser because he will be available to sign here. Makes sense …

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    • HabFanSince72 says:

      Tortorella and DeBoer wre unwanted or some time.


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

      • D Mex says:

        The league takes a dim view of trying to sign a coach that is ‘ not available ‘ – I think it’s called tampering. That’s why only deadbeats are signed to coach in the NHL …

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  59. frontenac1 says:

    Go Big Bird!Go Devils!

  60. nickster13 says:

    My wacky idea of the day. Habs should use their 3rd and 32nd picks to pick up Forsberg and Collberg. A pair of swedes. This gives us high end swedish talent, and would put the pair in a situation to grow with each other, and push each other. I find this is usually a problem with the russians, they dont form that competitive bond with a teammate, they are usually the lone Russian on their squad, or lone wolf temperaments, so this natural competitiveness and friendship doesnt nurture.
    I think this type of bonding scenario would pay huge dividends. Plus they are both high end skill players. What do you think?

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  61. Bripro says:

    Alright boys, I was hunkered down to spar with you guys, but my wife (the Grand Puba) just called, and I need to take out a second mortgage, because she wants me to meet her at Costco.
    I wonder if Markov will be there again today.
    Perhaps more civil than last time.
    So Bon Appetit and we’ll fight later.
    In the meantime, try and behave yourselves.
    I’ll bring you back a Costco cookie!

  62. 24 Cups says:

    The Rangers have 16 solid players who are 30 or under. I can’t believe that Glen Sather had the patience to hang on to them all without trading for a quick fix.

    The only weakness is an inability of the team to score a consistent amount of goals.

    • Kooch7800 says:

      He also got lucky by unloading some Sh*t contracts…Drury, Gomez and redden. There should have been some rules on that.

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      • boing007 says:

        Wade Redden should not be languishing in the minors. That’s disgraceful.

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    • Bripro says:

      Patience? What patience?
      A fly reel, bait (fresh from Alaska), and a really big fish!
      He snagged his super star without doing much more than using his dial finger.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      There was an interesting article a couple years back, where it was explained that all the crazy free agent signings by Glen Sather were forced by Jimmy Dolan, the abysmal owner of the Knicks and Rangers. The argument went that Mr. Sather wanted to build long-term, through the draft, but Mr. Dolan insisted that New York was the Big Time and wouldn’t accept losing, and needed primetime names to attract fans and compete with all the other sports in the Big Apple.

      James Dolan is a shyster and a boor. He’s the ‘lead singer’ of a band bearing his name, and during staff parties he forces his employees to listen to him perform and cheer him on, like Frank DeAngelo, another megalomaniac.

      The article I read stated that after enough flop signings, ones which Glen Sather didn’t want to do but was forced into, he finally convinced his owner to let him run the team the way he wants, and a couple years later voilà, they’re contenders.

      EDIT: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/the_bonus/02/06/price.knicks0212/index.html

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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/

      • habs-fan-84 says:

        Sounds like Gob Bluth.

      • ont fan says:

        I hate to get into this but you want to give a pass to Sather because of interference from upper management and George Gillett didn’t have anything to do with the terrible trade.

        • Un Canadien errant says:

          Not sure exactly what your point is and how George Gillett figures in this.

          My point is in response to 24 Cups’ post about how he is surprised that Glen Sather had the patience to hang on to his prospects to build this team. I took that as a reference to his earlier practice of signing lots of high-priced free agents that inevitably crapped out. I think most everyone was shocked that Glen Sather did this, since he used to gripe about crazy contracts when he was in Edmonton, and because we kind of assume that he’s a smart guy. So I brought up this article, which I think brings a new perspective on how on Earth Mr. Sather went through this free agency binge. When I read it, it suddenly made sense that he brought in all these guys: his owner told him to. Same as Lou Lamoriello being told to sign Ilya Kovalchuk by his owner, contrary to his past practices.

          So not giving Glen Sather a pass as much as trying to explain what the heck was going on.

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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/

          • ont fan says:

            .I guess what I was trying to say is the owners have a lot to say about trades that we know little about. We spend a lot of time trying to figure out what GM’s are thinking when really they are being told to make something happen. Sorry if it came across poorly.

          • Un Canadien errant says:

            Cool, understood. I get when owners are consulted when a major trade or free agent acquisition is considered, that makes sense, but not when the owner makes the decisions, like George Steinbrenner or Dan Snyder, that’s a recipe for disaster.

            I like Geoff Molson’s attitude that he wants to win, and the way he will go about it is by hiring the best people possible, giving them all the resources they need, and then get the heck out of the way.

            I’ve had jobs where bosses would give me a lot of leeway, would challenge me on some decisions, but ultimately trusted me to carry the ball, as long as I kept them in the loop. I think that’s as much input as an owner should have.

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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/

  63. Un Canadien errant says:

    Signs of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy being diagnosed in soldiers exposed to bomb blasts.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/scientists-find-signs-of-brain-disease-in-soldiers-exposed-to-ied-blasts/article2434846/

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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/

    • HabFanSince72 says:

      Are you saying we should give peace a chance?


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

      • Un Canadien errant says:

        Certainly. Not sure why we’re still in Afghanistan after basically dismantling the Al-Quaida network.

        I guess I find it interesting that we still don’t understand concussions very well. I remember getting concussions as a teen or young adult, the sum total of the medical precautions taken was to have my roommate wake me up during the night to make sure it wasn’t getting worse. No follow up, no mention that it might have more lasting consequences.

        I wonder if it explains my grades my third year at Uni?

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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/

  64. Bripro says:

    Boone, why would you add salt to the wound by mentioning Gomez?
    I hear he’s in intensive training for next season.
    As I mentioned this morning, that’s a cut and paste from last summer.

    • shiram says:

      He’s already training while Price is just hanging out, working on his yard. Go Gomez Go!

      • Bripro says:

        Actually Shiram, I think he’s building a trap for his buddy Gorges.

      • HabinBurlington says:

        When you say Go Gomez Go, I am assuming you gave him a map of downtown Hamilton correct? Lots of one way streets, he will need some extra time to find Copps Coliseum.

        • Bripro says:

          So how’s life treating you these days, my friend?
          How’s your golf game? Is it a daily thing?
          You must have a pretty low handicap….

      • Lizardking89 says:

        Takes alot of endurance to take your bags on and off the bus. No one will carry your luggage for you in the AHL. Wonder how much he will smile and laugh then.

    • habsfan0 says:

      What’s your definition of “intensive training”?

      • Bripro says:

        I doubt it’s from the same book as Gomez.
        I’m not nearly the hockey talent that he’s supposed to be, but give me 82 games and I betcha I’ll score a goal too!
        For a hell of a lot cheaper than $7MM.

        • jedimyrmidon says:

          Took Staubitz all year to get 1 goal… might be harder than it looks. I’d bet that even if most of us were given the possibility of 82 games to get a goal, we wouldn’t last 82 games before getting plastered and injured.

          • Bripro says:

            Maybe that’s why Staubitz was put on waivers.
            The bone I have to pick is the same as most.
            So much money for so little performance. I stayed in Gomez’ corner last year, hoping of a turnaround.
            I keep thinking of how effective he was in both rounds of the 2009 playoffs for us, and wonder what happened to that guy.
            For soooo much money.
            We’ve become desensitized to how much these guys make.
            I’d take a fraction of that and put my body on the line.
            But for a top-10 to 15 in salary earnings, you have to expect more than that!

        • habsfan0 says:

          I wonder if Gomez is washed up at 31.

          Hell, I wondered if he was washed up at 28 too.

          • HabinBurlington says:

            Should be in his Prime starting Now, wait no Now , okay by Training Camp forsure then he will be in his prime!

          • Lizardking89 says:

            He’s done and I don’t want to see his face again. Smiling and laughing all the way to the bank. At this point I’m looking forward to seeing how Bergevin uses that 7 mil in cap space.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      He is the Master Poop Disturber Bri.

  65. The Cat says:

    With all the shot blocking trending up, goaltending is slowly becoming unimportant, a team should just put in the fattest guy around in nets.

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

    • shiram says:

      That would mean I could become the goalie’s nutrionist!

    • boing007 says:

      Put them all on a poutine rich diet.

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

    • boing007 says:

      Boone: NHL has officially notified the PA it will seek modification of the current CBA. Is that enough initials for your ass?

      I wonder if you could make a mathematical equation out of that PR announcement?

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

  66. commandant says:

    Devils deserved to win that first game. I expect them to pull this one out.

    Go Habs Go!
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    http://lastwordonsports.com/category/lastwordblog/nhldraft/


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