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The Canadiens had to win.
It’s almost over, compadres.
Is it possible to get a link to Antichambre?
Novahab. U really think this is a steroid conspiracy?
Roids help but……..
Yea your right and they were all mistaken in Baseball none there either. None at the tour de France and of coarse none in football. None at the high schools or my local gym. They are everywhere but the NHL. Don’t know why people can’t understand the dirty drug is in ever sport but the NHL no way not the NHL. That’s why Bettman don’t need no stinking drug test. Never oh never in the NHL
I had a bad feeling about tonight’s game. I mean every team that is on a L streak ALWAYS ends up beating the Habs. The Habs meanwhile never can build on a previous W more than twice and how many times have they failed to do that this season! Too many! A long break always means the Habs play badly and get out shot and D makes too many mistakes. Did they L the game? One thing is for sure Price can stand on his head but he can not score goals and he can not steal games. I can’t wait for this season to END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who is next? Eller! Damn, I know theres a push to love him because he was the return on golden boy halak and he had is 4 goal game, but do some of you guys actually watch what he does on the ice?
He carries the puck out of his own zone all the time. Its often dangerous.
Tonight, he gained the red line and had two options every time: dump it in or carry it all the way. All too often he waited till he got to the blue line – and his linemates were totally stopped – to dump it in. Worst play he could Make in those situations.
He has got so much to learn. Not even close to being ready to be a #1 guy.
No 1 guy? that is alittle much at this stage to ask but he played a great game…he did have two turnovers at the other blueline but he repeatedly had no option and carried the puck out of the zone…that is an asset not a liability though so I am not sure what you are talking about. Not many guys have the speed and poise to make those plays….after Desharnais right now….he is the best guy we have at making space. If the guys are going to fly the zone early then what is he supposed to do? You can blame him for those turnovers at the far blueline but hat is about it tonight…I think he was one of the few bright spots.
He and Andrei were dangerous…unfortunately they had blunden with them…
Disagree krob. Sure he can carry it, and this is an asset. He does it far too often. Ask his coach – “the only time you should try to beat a guy 1-on-1 is for a scoring chance.”. Eller tries it every 4th shift in his own zone. His decision-making has a long way to go. He also caused the gorges penalty by turning it over for a break back the other way.
I like the kid too but – as some looters suggest – he’s not close to a #1 and gas a ton to learn. Very raw.
He is very raw….he didn;t evenplay junior over here but I like that he actually has poise in our end….he will learn that those plays are musts….and I think he is doing that….the turnovers at the other blueline are what bothers me….they were stating to disappear and become very infrequent but tonight there were a couple glaring ones. I am more frustrated with the lack of a real identity….Kaberle ws a magician for a few minutes in the middle of the third…he made about 5 great plays in a 3 or 4 minute span…the abs of any other year would have scored 2 or 3 times….this bucnh is confused….too many mix and matches right now…Kaberle would be incredible in Detroit…and would have been here two years ago or more…..the team is changing to a dump/chase and cycle team and it is making Kaberle, Pleks, Subban..to some extent DD and Eller and AK less effective than I believe they could be. There is a clear identity change happening and I have been afraid to say it before but I think they just may consider moving Pleks of this is the direction they are headed….very confused watching a line of PLeks, Gomez and Bourque…..
Going to tell the truth right now. If the Montreal Canadiens players are not willing and if management is not willing to take the needle or the HGH pills they will never win. This league is dirty, the Sabres were dirty tonite and so are the Pens. Washington is sucking because they know they can take it for ever. Just like the Chinese swim team. One week they’re fishing the swimers out from drowning. Six month later they are the best swim team in the world. Buffalo certainly looked like the best swim team in world, really really fast.
Does anyone have a live link to Antichambre?
Hey folks – this is GOOD news. We’re now up to 5th, and Anaheim are catchable.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
That’s my take too.
Yep Freddy. You always could discern the positive as a philosopher. We are indeed in the lottery sweepstakes baby!
And they are winning 2-1 tonight~
I’m with ya.
And now I understand why you answered one of my questions saying PG was doing a good job. If tanking is the goal – he’s da man!
Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!
Nobody does it better than the Goat…Noooohbodeeee
I agree. Pleks needs to go. I thought Cammi was dragging him down but I guess not. He’s just another bum.
C’mon. Pleks is playing with Gomez on his wing for cryin out loud. And yeah, even without that he’s not having a good year offensively – something’s wrong – but this year is messed up. You can’t throw out his play from the last two years and pretend it didn’t happen.
Trade the bum, finally lol
Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are pukes.
That is the most mismatched line in recent memory….Pleks is a creative passer, bourque is a straight line guy and Gomez …well…nothing needs to be said there…that is one weird ass line to put together
Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!
Goalies=too much credit when they win and too much blame when they lose.
Price is probally the most attractive player we have.
Kinda like moving Halak.
PG needs to sell ASAP. If we wait until deadline day to make moves we are going to get f***ed!
FIRE GAUTHIER, FIRE GAUTHIER, FIRE GAUTHIER
Where is Markov? Where is Pleks — who’s contract has become our new Gomez? Why is Kaberle here? Yes, Bourque will really help this team into the playoffs…..
With any luck, this dim GM will actually do ok come the trade deadline as some teams will pay a premium for Moen and Gill.
Time to trade Pleks before what little value he has drains away. His offensive skills were always above average at best and now they are below average.
Well that was A Joke
I support Scott Gomez
I am NOT watching those vulture hacks on L’Antichambre. Enough is enough!!
Full Breezer 4 Life
A team that has a horrible PP should never take their goalie out for the extra man.
Talk about insult to injury.
Weber is the worst player on our team. He thinks he’s good and he stinks. Anyone care to lookup our record with / without him. He’s a total puke and needs to go.
i wouldn’t call him a puke, but he is not an NHL quality defenseman…. or forward, or PP specialist
Him opening his mouth claiming he’s better than others on the team makes him a puke in my opinion. I agree with everything you said, that’s the big problem. Too many non NHL caliber players on this team.
when did Yannick say that?
around the same time Cammy opened his mouth
I hope I wake up tomorrow and see that PG sells half the Habs.
I’m ******* ***ed tonight.
Diaz? Really? He is somehow better than weber? I still don’t see what the rest of you koolaid folks see in Diaz. He was awful tonight.
they both suck but diaz is a little better. At least he doesn’t come with the tude. Having them both on D is a death wish. Nobody up front wants to play with those hacks holding down the fort.
04/8 cant come soon enough.
were all coming back in october so scullFrigget.
Well Pierre, you know that big deal that you’ve been holding out on? Time to pull the trigger now.
Before anyone pulls any triggers we need to first purge this team of the authors of this mess. (management starting with the Goat, Gainey etc). Anyone connected needs to go.
I’m officially a putz on board with H H’s putsch.
Feels like the guys don’t even believe in their own chances at this point. Fans can be delusional. Players know.
I am officially for the fire sale. Start it now. No need to wait until the deadline!
So we’re 6 on 5, and yet there’s 1 Canadien battling 2 Sabres on the boards. Sabres win the puck battle and we give them 2 chances at the empty net. Do they have any pride at all? What happened to fighting till the end?
the problem is that our players play so poorly their value is diminishing by the minute
Clean this mess up please. I don’t want to see Gill or Gomez anymore. Play Weber the rest of the way. Habs need to rebuild the defense and find some more forwards who don’t take shifts off.
Are we tanking yet?
Lets hope HH. I’ve seen enough. You?
no, but on youre command we can go back to 95.
If you guys think your gunna get something big packaging Weber, kostitsyn,moen, gill and picks your effin dreaming, we overate these guys way to much.
They are plugs — nothing more.
Doesnt matter. Get draft picks. Club is looking at a 3 to 5 year rebuild. No easy solution.s here. Does Gauthier get to engineer the rebuild?
this was a big opportunity to gain 2.
if i were carey i would say bugger this.
There goes ANY hope for playoffs.
Kiss my hAbSS!!!
So, in the latest must-win game, Montreal lays an egg. Absolutely pathetic effort. That empty net goal was embarrassing. That winger should never beat the whole team down the ice like that. Just the final embarrassment to an embarrassing game.
When are you “we can still make the playoffs” people going to wake the **** up and realize that this team sucks and has no business even being discussed for a playoff spot? And you’re still optimistic? Maybe even happy?
Pathetic. If you’re not mad after that game, you’re blind or have no emotion.
Teteux. First e has an accent for your know. OUPS. I digress, the first e has a “chapeaux”
I will only be mad if they have a late season push that puts them at 20th over-all instead of 25th.
I didn’t know I had it in me to still care about this season but *** damn that game was infuriating. Pathetic. Truly awful. Reminiscent of the koivu/kovalev 2009 team. Just mailing it in
There is no mailing. Just E-mail, facebook, and all the traps of socializing web style. Scrap, to say the least.
Bye bye half the team in red
lol, i just imagined conkey saying that…
Sell, sell and sell.
Fair result. Buffalo is a better team. And now we can safely sell off.
It is over.
lol can’t believe we’re spending 5 mil on Plex, no offense but he’s highly overrated.
Clean House! Tired of this *&^%!
Gotta target ufa dmen, with a goalie like price it should be an easy sell. I hope..
Price will have $$in his bank to stay in Montreal .
Wow, if the Habs are gonna make the playoffs, they better pull their socks up … HAHAHAHA sorry, just trying to say that with a straight face
The avatar prevents you…
Don’t let the wultures getcha.
Bye Bye 2011-12 season. Bye Bye Pierre Gauthier.
Back to reality…suckitude..
Can’t wait for the draft though..
I love gorges but hes not a last minute we need offense type defenseman to have on the ice.
Fail for Nail!
Go back to the bong.
Did they all just watch a shot go wide of the empty net and then get beaten to the rebound off the boards? What the hell?
I thought I saw that too, but that couldn’t have happened to an NHL team….
Complacent at the end there. That is it. Any dreams of the playoffs are futile.
They cant do anything with one line. Grease the skids and start unloading some of the dead wood!!!!
Does anyone have a rational explanation for how this team thumped Detroit?
Because the team is actually capable of playing well. They just don’t do it on a regular basis.
Er…um…I wrote “rational” explanation.
Detroit didn’t show up.
Yep Howard was crap that night and it was a fluke
Loads of passengers on that last shift. Everyone admiring the dump in then admiring the clear.
That play showed you what this team is about.
How do you let a guy just wander in like that and get a gift goal.
I was up and down, sort of in and out on their chances. I’m now firmly in the ‘play out the season, and hope for a decent pick’ crowd.
Unreal what a crappy team this is
We got owned tonight!
Look on the bright side. Habs only play lousy against teams below them. Are there any left?
Is there anyway to force every opposing team to wear either the Rangers or the Red Wings jerseys?
❝ I can’t really hear what Jeremy says, because I’ve got my two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ears.❞
Hypnosis! That’s the trick! Before every game the Habs are placed in a trance and given a post-hypnotic order to look upon the other team as either the Rangers or Wings. After a while they might begin to wonder why they’re playing the same two teams all the time, but as long as they’re winning …
Anything can happen when you pull your goaltender.
Call the GMs there’s going to be a fire sale in montreal!
Deal for who ?
It’s a comedy of errors. Without the comedy.
To dream … the impossible dream …
To fight … the unbeatable foe …
“It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”
call it habs inside out and have every new member drop trow to prove their habitants.
these trolls are making me thirsty
who celebrates an empty net goal like that?
GET THE PUCK!!!!
#things that are worse than the habs
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If Nicolas Cage’s career was an NHL team, he’d have a lottery pick every year.
This team is shart. They’ll be golfing in no time.
Without Carey………it’s really scarey…
If the Habs are going to miss the playoffs the only satisfaction i can take is that the Leafs suck even worse. They lost to PIt 5-4 in overtime.
they got a point though……
Triple shift Gomez. He’s due!!!!
Where was that push 40 minutes ago?
Boone – the anti-homer!
DD’s compete level blows aways Gomez and even Pleks at this point. No quit in him. Nice to see…….
he is our best centre. crazy to think he was not
Unfortunately, we’re a one line team tonight.
Heard that song before.
Miracle = Scoring more than 1 goal in a game
Wonder if Markov’s knee will allow him to golf this spring?
Tonight may be the night the Habs fall to far out of a playoff spot. But they got that fire atm.
Cole is a beast.
and Price. price is the only reason our bad d isnt the worst in the league
Outshot 40-17 so far and now trailing 2-1…. when do we all blame Price and say he was on his knees too early or let in a softie that killed us? That’s what a hockey expert would take from this game right?
I love Maxpack. But that must have been his fourth blind pass to the slot tonight.
Beats everyone else with their blind passes to the point, the corners, or in front of OUR slot.
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