Liveblog: Another home-ice suckfest

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The Canadiens played another gosh-awful first period en route to losing their 22nd game at the Bell Centre.
Mercifully, there are only nine home games left.

And the boos rained down on our hapless heroes …

1,023 Comments

  1. HabinBurlington says:

    I can’t believe Price hasn’t scored a goal yet, he is killing this team.

  2. Habsbill24 says:

    I have been following the Habs for over 50 years and never have they had a team where I cannot stand so many of their players. AK, Gomez, Bourque, Kaberle, Weber, Campoli, all useless hockey players. No heart among any of them. Looks like a long dark stretch of boring hockey in Montreal. There has been no entertainment to the NJ game or ths one.

  3. rogieshan says:

    At the end of the day, Cunneyworth will be judged as the man responsible for drawing up this team’s pathetic powerplay.

  4. kempie says:

    How is this game still close?

    Kaberle = painful to watch
    Weber = painful
    Campo = painful

  5. Old Bald Bird says:

    I predict Les Boys will score … this week.

  6. CHicoHab says:

    5 home periods. One goal to show for it.

    “take your time and hurry up”

  7. habstrinifan says:

    Blake Geoffrion… come on down!!!!

  8. H.Upmann says:

    Watch, if PG is still around next year, he’s going to fast-track Tinordi and Beaulieu

  9. Gerry H says:

    Interesting. Ryder removed the cap of the water bottle before taking a drink in the penalty box. They know there’s a bug in play.

  10. bellcentre hotdog says:

    Powerplay power outage.

  11. EricInStL says:

    Stop turning around PK, face up and face wash someone.

  12. Storm Man says:

    LoL this power play is gross

  13. Bertuzzi says:

    Ok, this is the one where we get a shot on net.

  14. tote-road says:

    Geoffrion won’t have to show much to outshine Palushaj.

  15. Marc10 says:

    Wow. 4 penalties to Dallas… They call 1.

    Paging Dr White.

  16. HabinBurlington says:

    I really really miss Andrei Markov.

  17. Rainrocket16 says:

    What is Lehtinon on!!?

  18. ffenliv says:

    The stars have figured out the best way to win is to hand the boys constant powerplays.

    Or, if you’re one of the league-ref conspiracy nuts: the refs are trying to give the game to the Stars by keeping the Habs on the PP.

  19. Phil C says:

    Seems like the Stars are starting to play down to their competition.

  20. habsfan0 says:

    Scalpers must be ready to hang themselves.

  21. EastCoastHab says:

    Another PP, lets see if we can go into the 3rd even.

  22. EricInStL says:

    This team has no identity. Cannot play tough, cannot play the trap, cannot play high tempo and cannot play 2 man pressure. In other words cannot play.

    This team is pot luck and has run out of luck a long time ago.

  23. danhabsfan says:

    wow… that was the best play I’ve seen from campoli in a Habs jersey

  24. Mattyleg says:

    Campoli saved our bacon there.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  25. Storm Man says:

    Power play??? we need to take a pass on them the rest of this season.

  26. Captain aHab says:

    Michel Bergeron said something interesting earlier today: for a while now the Habs organization has been getting rid of so-called unidimensional, i.e. Offense-only players. But when they talk about unidimensional defensive players, they praise them to no end.

    —————-
    McGuire for GM!
    Roy for Coach!
    Sh*t for Brains!

  27. Storm Man says:

    Randy is going to tear one of the players a new one on Wednesday he did not look happy on RDS….

  28. bellcentre hotdog says:

    I know they’re not trying to tank.

    But it sure looks like they are.

    So what does it say about a team that looks like it’s tanking but is trying not to?

  29. Adidess says:

    Really brutal. This team only has 3 defenders who should be playing north of 10 mns. PK, Gorges and Emelin.

    Kaberle should only see time on the PP.

  30. danhabsfan says:

    Here comes a PP goal

  31. HabinBurlington says:

    Randy Ladouceur likes a microphone in front of him.

  32. Chuck says:

    Sounds like I havent missed much…

  33. Bertuzzi says:

    Great road game by the Habs. Taking the fans out of it.

  34. FlyingFrenchie says:

    I’m going for a root canal…Less painful than watching this.

    Trivia question….When was the last time an NHL owner was
    tar and feathered?

  35. CHicoHab says:

    When this regime finds a few bonafide goal scorers we may be respectable again. When is the last time we had a 35 or 40 goal scorers? They just keep missing the net or right at the goaltenders. Going on only one goal in the last 5 periods at HOME. Just brutal.

    “take your time and hurry up”

  36. Marc10 says:

    Weber and Diaz and Kabs and Campoli… are out of their depth.

    But it’s Price’s fault, right?

  37. twilighthours says:

    If you guys would actually watch kaberle in his own zone, you’d realize how awful he is.

  38. Rad says:

    Wow. Kaberle was useless that sequence.

    • Mattyleg says:

      He looks like he might have the flu they were talking about.
      His shifts aren’t long, and he’s dragging his ass.
      Really struggling.

      (and before I get a bunch of wise-ass responses, he looks worse than usual)

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

      • Rad says:

        He is out of shape, he needs to lose about 10 lbs. If he puts his mind to a rigorous off season strength and conditioning program, he could once again be a good player in this league.

  39. Rad says:

    Winnipeg has won 3 in a row, and their next 6 games are at home.

  40. SUMO says:

    ak46 benched again?

  41. Boomer says:

    Cole’s pass was a bit off for Bourque, needed to be a bit to Bourque’s left.

  42. Danno says:

    I miss Spacek

    ________________________________________

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  43. BLACK ICE says:

    Price must ask for a trade tonight! His career will be nothing here …

  44. habsfaninboston says:

    Bourque’s a little frustrated.

  45. Mattyleg says:

    Like seeing the fire in Bourque.
    He’s got to put one in tonight.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  46. HabinBurlington says:

    Maybe Bourque will get inspired now.

  47. EastCoastHab says:

    GET KABERLE OFF THE POWER PLAY!!!!

  48. habsfan0 says:

    So, who will be gone by this time next week?

    Gauthier.
    Cunneyworth.
    Gainey.
    Molson.

    One can only dream.

  49. Adidess says:

    Love it, big Pony back haunting TO. 3-2 Jersey.

  50. Rad says:

    Refs must be feeling sorry for the home team.

  51. bellcentre hotdog says:

    Habs employing the same boring uninspired strategy that was so effective in securing the loss against NJ.

  52. Hali_Hab says:

    Bed time.. I have seen this story 1000 times before

  53. Boomer says:

    nice play by emelin to join the rush and let the pass go through him to Gomez alone on the other side. reminded me of Lemieux-Kariya at the olympics… except its not Kariya scoring its scott gomez lol

  54. topher5468 says:

    Gomez really ripped that one, why go top shelf corner when you can shovel one on the ice into goalies pads

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

  55. Danno says:

    He can’t put it in

    ________________________________________

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  56. HabinBurlington says:

    I think I heard Gomez and then a Post get hit.

  57. Marc10 says:

    Let’s just thank the Hockey Gods Big Sheldon isn’t in the lineup with all the point shots on offer… Ouch!

    Fearless predicition: Robidas will score.

  58. Bertuzzi says:

    Habs are saving their energy for the late playoff rounds.

  59. HabFanSince72 says:

    Gomez still on the powerplay. Well I guess he has to play at some point.


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

  60. topher5468 says:

    nice pass Gomez

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

  61. Mattyleg says:

    Well, I’ve got to say, that at least looked like a powerplay…

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  62. Zigzag413 says:

    White for what that is crap

  63. ffenliv says:

    Why did P.K. pass up a great shooting spot to give it to Cole, standing basically on the icing line/

  64. Kimberly2u says:

    The season is already done..mot watching anymore and Toronto just scored

  65. HabinBurlington says:

    So Gomez draws a penalty, is that good, or should he blamed for that as well.

    Edit: If Dallas scores shorthanded, i am assuming Gomez to blame.

  66. Gerry H says:

    RDS guys are saying flu bug is affecting multiple Habs

  67. twilighthours says:

    This season can’t end fast enough.

  68. HabFanSince72 says:

    I think Diaz has taken a step back in recent games.


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

  69. habaholic68NJ says:

    Pathetic first period. The boys put more effort in taking their daily dump than playing this game. You would think that they believe they are out of the playoff hunt. One more period like this and it will be time to turn the channel.

    I have an arm chair suggestion for RC and the Habs. When the other team stands up on their own blue line, dump it into the corner and chase with speed. It is not rocket science.

    *Listen to my instrumental tribute entitled “Habs at War” at http://web.me.com/ptolias/Music/OtherOriginalMusic.html

  70. Mavid says:

    awsome after an already shitty day

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  71. Nina76 says:

    Is there anyone else playing to-nite except CAREY????????????? just thought I would ask

  72. Mattyleg says:

    Well, time to get the lead out and answer with a good second.
    If not, “hoigel..!” (tugs at collar)

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  73. EastCoastHab says:

    Winnipeg winning, Tampa winning and we are playing like crap. What the hell was that play in the corner with Gomez? He should sit on the bench until his contract expires!
    We got a break last night with the scores, tonight is a different story. If we lose this one……..next to impossible will be the talk on Wednesday.
    And I am one of the positive posters……I am finding it harder and harder to do so

  74. Phil C says:

    I am digging deep to find some positives:

    -DD line is still effective
    – Emelin will be a star in this league in a few years if he keeps it up
    – Price was solid

    That’s it. Otherwise, horrible lines, listless energy, weak defense, too many passengers.


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