Liveblog: Plus ça change … Devils 5 – Canadiens 3


3-3 going into the third period.
Visitors score early.
Crowd totally deflated and bummed out.
Happened against the Flyers.
Happened against the Devils.
Déja poo at the Bell Centre.



  1. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Larry Robinson, D coach of the New Jersey Devils …Randy Lavasseuer, the D Coach of Our Montreal Canadiens
    …kinda sayz it all for Our walk in da wilderness dese past 20 odd seasons ….has it not ?

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  2. RGM says:

    New coach, same pathetic result. 3rd period completely devoid of heart, energy, and compete level.
    GO HABS GO! 2011-12 is our year!

  3. Can’t win when your coach gets fired.
    It was a back-to-back game for NJ.

    Fíng pathetic Habs. F’ing pathetic.

  4. riddler says:

    Sigh………go Wild go!

  5. MD says:

    Quel ayayay

    (c) Benoit Brunet

  6. BK says:

    we saw some good things tonight, the team can grow on that.

    Time for changes

  7. habsfaninboston says:

    That was fugly.

  8. JIMVINNY says:

    BS reffing, and zero finish. Now RC knows what he has to look forward to as coach of the Habs.

  9. habsfan0 says:

    Relax..Habs will pulverize the Bruins Monday..I think.

  10. axxerd says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Price has to be better as well?
    Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

    • Clay says:

      No, not the only one.

      “Talent is a gift from God, but you only succeed with hard work. Yvan was proof of that.” – Jean Beliveau.

      • Nina76 says:

        Yes I agree I do not think Price was good to-nite same as the whole team. They love the penalty box. Price has not made the spectacular saves like he used to. Our players stink & should be ashamed of themselves…………Who in their right mind would ever want to play here…………….I am glad that I do not have to pay big bucks to watch this game at the Bell Center it is painfull enough to watch it on TV to which I turned it off ,just garbage 990 says they will get to the players in a moment, they will have the same old excuses…….to which we tried of hearing.Going on my comp more interesting that what I saw to-nite GOOD NITE

    • Strummer says:

      If you saw the first episode of 24/7 on HBO Tortorella made a comment when he sat Lundquist in favour of Biron that the recent Stanley Cup winning goalies average 60-65 games per year.

      Price playing 72 will burn him out.

      We need a competant back up and give Price some nights off


      • Clay says:

        How would we even know if we have a competent one? He never gets a chance to play.

        “Talent is a gift from God, but you only succeed with hard work. Yvan was proof of that.” – Jean Beliveau.

    • HABSsince92 says:

      Nope he had a good couple of weeks in November but since then too many 3 and 4 goal games…….not good enough for this team.

      The Scott Gomez line………..where wingers go to die.

    • topher5468 says:

      I guess he has no margin for error, This team is a Turnover machine, yea he could have been a bit better, but he’s been good all year, team around hin sucks

      “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

    • bellcentre hotdog says:

      Not a good game for Carey tonight. And just ok vs the Flyers. Unfortunately for the Habs to win, he has to be great.

  11. Habbu says:

    Cammy, Pleks pack your bags

  12. idle says:

    I guess this loss is easier to take because Cunnyworth does not write in a notebook

  13. durocher says:

    Pleks and Cammy couldn’t connect at the end — perfect microcosm of their underwhelming performances

  14. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Price picks the worst time to be below average. Bring back JM.

    “Hate the Ole song like a sickness”

  15. kakey says:

    Most NHL teams always make it difficult to enter their zone by either bringing opposite attacking forwards near the board and pin them, or choke the middle. For some reason the Habs, over the last couple of seasons, don’t seem to have this concept.

  16. durocher says:

    Liquidate this team. Everyone but Price, Max Power, Cole, DD and LL should be available.

  17. HABSsince92 says:

    Can we all admit that this team is not that good and they need a full rebuild like Pitt., Wash., Jets, Panthers, Oilers…….suck for a few years and get some superstars in the draft?

    The Scott Gomez line………..where wingers go to die.

  18. topher5468 says:

    Most embarrassing display of crap i’ve ever watched, down by 2 goals and no one seems to care.

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  19. RiverviewCanadien says:

    The team scores 3 in the 2nd and Price has a bad game. Fack.

    Thomas shuts out the Flyers, seriously Tim Thomas is frickin’ lights out. And I hate the Bruins and Thomas for what he said about PK.

    But man, I wish Carey was half as good this year.

  20. JIMVINNY says:

    Four shots from inside the crease. that’s the kind of luck RC gets to start his NHL HC job.

  21. Da Hema says:

    Moderator deleted a comment I made about Cammalleri. I didn’t realize writing I would smack Cammalleri’s arrogance off his face if I were his teammate is worthy of censoring. Good job mod!

  22. Mondou6 says:

    I’m watching the Devils feed of the game, their announcers are doing a great job of commenting on our franchise.

    They seem surprised by how bad our roster is. They said Gauthier is out of moves, that our roster just can’t compete against top teams. They said the Habs are trying, and give effort, but the talent is not there.

    They pointed out a lot of our roster moves seem born of desperation, like Kaberle. And they mentioned how many large bad contracts we have that are killing us.

  23. SLYDER says:

    So with Perry Pearn and JM gone – why does the PP stil suck and why dont they play in the third period?

    …Go Cowboys!!!

  24. Habbu says:

    Another late Saturday night, alone in the basement with the whiskey dreaming about what might have been

  25. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …o well, it’s only RC’s first game …right ?

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  26. cmurray11 says:

    I don’t know what’s worse the lose tonight or the impending suspension of one of our only good players this season. That being Cole. Ladies and Gentlemen we are in deep trouble.

    • Mondou6 says:

      I don’t think it matters anymore who we have on the ice for any given game.

      Even with all our players healthy, including Markov, we suck, and aren’t a playoff team.

  27. bellcentre hotdog says:

    Habs the exact opposite of what Cunnyworth talked about in his press conference.

  28. sCOTT1243 says:

    Third period collapse, who would’ve thought?

    Patches, that was a dumb penalty, you’d be sitting if I was coach.
    Man this team frustrates me…oh well they must all be upset with the coaching change 🙂

  29. AH says:

    Is there a team in the league with a softer forecheck than the Habs?

  30. solomio says:

    Phooey !!

    “I figure PG has one or 2 moves left to bring the Habs that extra step closer to perhaps being the best in the league.” – Einstein

  31. Sharks9 says:

    How bout the fans stop booing their team? It’s stupid and childish, support your damn team people.

    25 before 14

  32. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …I wonder if The Bell’s mics can pick-up My boos out here in BC ?

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  33. duffy says:

    They said the Circus was coming in to the Bell Centre tomorrow,I think they got it wrong ,it showed up tonight.”””’

  34. habsfan0 says:

    I just had a terrible thought. Maybe Cunneyworth found JM’s notes.

  35. Propwash says:

    Go ahead and get outta there to beat the traffic Boone.

    Being negative has its advantages,
    you’re never disappointed.

  36. habitude says:

    La tradition continue…
    Another brutal third period.

  37. BK says:

    Campoli is was he is, and we dont need what he is. We need another big defensive D-man.

  38. HabFanSince72 says:

    Real excited about next summer’s draft.

  39. BK says:

    Stop crying he has been the coach for 11 hours, this team will get hot and make a run at the playoffs just give it time

  40. Habbu says:

    Actually they traded Zubrus because he was too tall

  41. Chorske says:

    Completely unnecessary icing, the boys are out of sync

  42. Ali says:

    Give the new coach 10 games before rushing to judgment.

    The only part of JM’s famous system that I liked was the forward support to the d to breakout of your own zone.

    Randy’s brought an aggressive forecheck to the table, it’ll take time to figure out positioning to stop breakdowns like the one on the Zubrus goal. Really think that ice-time based on merit is one thing that has got to change, and hopefully will. Cammys been awful lately, no idea whats going on there.

  43. JIMVINNY says:

    First thing RC needs to teach these guys is how to actually go for the hit. Bail out after bail out, that’s all they do.

  44. Da Hema says:

    Cunneyworth is ruining the young players on this team!

  45. Rainrocket16 says:

    Anyone ever see the Disney flick Miracle? I would pull a Kurt Russell on these bums after this one!

  46. topher5468 says:

    Icing, are you kidding me, efin Icing

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  47. Bill says:

    Campoli with another brutal giveaway right up the centre of the ice!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  48. Marc10 says:

    Ouch. Well NJ wants it more…


  49. BK says:

    he didnt say pat burns

    Time for changes

  50. Mondou6 says:

    When we eventually fire Gauthier, it will take a smart GM 2-3 years to turn this crap roster into a Cup contender.

  51. Habbu says:

    It’s obvious that Cammy & Pleks hate Cunneyworth’s guts.

  52. riddler says:

    Maybe Habs r tired from celebrating JM’s dismissal.

  53. AH says:

    So which team was it that played last night?? Good luck Cunneyworth, you’re gonna need it with this bunch!

  54. Da Hema says:

    Let’s go back to what Gorges said earlier today: half the players on this team are playing, the other half are not. What does that tell you? If Cammalleri were my teammate, I’d slap that smugness of his right off his face.

  55. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Definitely Martin was the problem.

    Good Luck Randy.

  56. Rainrocket16 says:

    I will be back in September …..F this team!!

  57. durocher says:

    We don’t need Cunneyworth, we need confidence

  58. zozotheclown says:

    Can’t beat a tired Devils team after your coach gets fired? Really?

  59. duffy says:

    This team still SUCKS FIRE THE GM .

  60. SLYDER says:

    Boone, you and my dad need to watch games together

    two of the most depressing old men i’ve heard of

    9:30 left and its over – you need to get laid and buy some rose colored glasses

  61. db says:

    Still 9 minutes to go..

  62. The Dude says:

    Who did we give up Zubrus for again?

    • HabCez says:

      if i remember correctly we traded him cause brass thoguht he didnt have a work ethic.. well that was the reason i remember..
      correct me if im wrong

      “Emelin’s the real deal.”
      – HabCez

  63. riddler says:

    Welcome aboard Randy. I feel for you pal.

  64. NLhabsfan says:

    It’s all over but the shouting.

  65. habsfan0 says:

    Somewhere, JM is laughing.

  66. Rad says:

    Goodnight Irene

  67. bellcentre hotdog says:

    Game over.

  68. HabFanSince72 says:

    So it wasn’t Martin after all.

  69. Bill says:

    I’ve seen lots I liked tonight. Habs using their speed and looking more aggressive.

    EDIT: Of course, that there was pretty fugly.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  70. topher5468 says:

    Emmy for Volchenkov

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  71. Habbu says:

    I’m thinking that the salary cap issue will be solved at the deadline when some of the high priced help; that ain’t helpin’, get moved.

  72. HNS says:

    Time to start from scratch. So many stupid mistakes.

  73. riddler says:

    Scotty Bowman or Jesus Christ himself couldn’t turn this team around

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