Liveblog: Game 63 – Road trip begins with 2-1 loss in L.A.

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If you like defence ...

All the scoring happened during the first 24 minutes of the game.

Jake Muzzin beat Peter Budaj less than two minutes in.

P.K. Subban's 10th, on a first-period power play, tied it.

The home team went almost 17 minutes without a shot on goal before Jeff Carter converted an Anze Kopitar pass on an L.A. power play.

And that was it for the scoring.

The Canadiens managed just 18 shots on Jonathan Quick.

L.A. had 22.

 

 

Scoreless third

The Canadiens made it interesting, with Peter Budaj on the bench.

But Jonathan Quick and the Kings shut the door.

Making 'em count

When Jeff Carter converted a honey of a backhand pass by Anze Kopitar on an L.A. power play it was the Kings first shot on goal in almost 17 minutes – back to 7:35 of the first period.

The Canadiens power play sputtered during two second-period man-advantages.

Shots were 8-5 for the home team.

Good road period

The game wasn't two minutes old when Jake Muzzin got the Kings on the board, beating Peter Budaj glove side.

The lead lasted 12 minutes.

A P.K. Subban shot was stopped by Jonathan Quick but bounced into the L.A. net off Jarrett Stoll.

Shots were 5-5, but the home team didn't get a shot over the last 12 minutes, after Jarred Tinordi's spirited fight with Kyle Clifford.

Laying siege to their castle

Here's a weird one:

The Kings have not beaten the Canadiens in Los Angeles since 2003.

That's a long home-ice dry spell that could end Monday night, if the teams' first meeting this season was an indicator.

L.A. visited the Bell Centre Dec. 10 and stomped the Canadiens 6-0.

Martin Jones, subbing for the injured Jonathan Quick, made 31 saves to post the shutout.

Carey Price was beaten on four of the first 16 shots he faced before being yanked in the second period. Peter Budaj mopped up and surrendered a couple third-period goals.

On their last visit to the Staples Center, Dec. 3, 2011, Price made 26 saves and the Canadiens got goals from Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Kostitsyn in a 2-1.

Puck drops at 10:40ish Montreal time.

Brew up some strong coffee and check back for live game blogging.

623 Comments

  1. Slackman says:

    Yes! Good for Tinordi!!

    “When the going get’s weird, the weird turn pro”

  2. Mattyleg says:

    Kind of a stupid fight.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  3. Slackman says:

    Could be a massacre. At least it’s not a massacre.

    “When the going get’s weird, the weird turn pro”

  4. Mattyleg says:

    That line’s been on waaaaaaay too long…

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  5. UKRAINIANhab says:

    Fast game

  6. Mattyleg says:

    This LA crowd is hilarious. Big ooh’s every time there’s a shot towards the net.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  7. Marc10 says:

    Ah the Law Firm of Weise & White is back. Awesome.

    Did Ryan take out MT in the practice to keep the luck going?

  8. CJ says:

    Bourque caught below the goal line and Briere caught below the hash marks. The game within the game.

  9. Chuck Kept Calm and Carey'd On says:

    So… when is Carey back? ;)

  10. Mattyleg says:

    Woah there, gang.
    It’s a game of three periods.
    Lots of ebbs and flows.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  11. DipsyDoodler says:

    Now you know why Briere doesn’t get more ice time.

  12. Marc10 says:

    LA looking really confident. Crap!

  13. Et le but says:

    Let’s get it back quickly…gut check

  14. Da Hema says:

    Aie yie yie.

  15. joeybarrie says:

    We look like we are going to get killed very badly.

  16. Mattyleg says:

    Hm. Very weak.
    D just kept backing up.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  17. DipsyDoodler says:

    And it starts.

  18. Mattyleg says:

    Man, is it just me, or is that massive black LA sign at centre really distracting?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  19. DipsyDoodler says:

    Shooting gallery already.

  20. Habcouver says:

    Drew Stafford just made a great save on Dallas’ attempted empty net goal. Is that count as a shot on goal?
    Stars 3 – Sabres 2

    We Are (Not) All Canucks.
    Proudly Canadian but passionately Canadien!

  21. DipsyDoodler says:

    Mr Boone. Aren’t you forgetting something?

  22. johnnylarue says:

    I think I somehow just managed to hurt my jaw eating quinoa.

  23. Et le but says:

    Love the late night start…at least for us East Coasters.
    I have a good feeling about tonight’s game; let’s go boys!

  24. Da Hema says:

    Anyone have a good link to the match?

  25. UKRAINIANhab says:

    Yawn. Go habs yawn go!

  26. Mr_MacDougall says:

    I get Dave Randorf tonight.. Sweet!

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      I don’t dislike Dave Randorf, he was great as a sports anchor in Vancouver, but his play-by-play work doesn’t enchant me. I hate his “Scores!” call, he sounds like he’s being strangled.
      Apparently Paul Romaniuk will be the #2 man behind Jim Hughson on Sportsnet next season, and that is good news, they’re both really good.

  27. MICP says:

    Bad traffic getting to staples center. Missed warm ups.

  28. Un Canadien errant says:

    I tried to type “Leafs brain trust gif”in Google, but autocomplete suggested “Leafs brain dead”.

  29. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …I wonder if Mike Boone has emptied His bottle of Cialis to stay up for the game

  30. thebonscott says:

    Would have rather had Carbo as coach

    C’mon guys this is not rocket surgery!!!!

  31. canuckbot says:

    How many goals would Max have if all games were on home ice?

  32. Texus says:

    “Carbo talks about the Canadiens’ defensive – and boring – style”

  33. Mattyleg says:

    Man, who’s the ding-dong on NBCSN doing colour?

    He just said that someone got ‘avalanched’.

    …wha-huh?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  34. Un Canadien errant says:

    Mr. Boone, I’m trying to click on the Leafs braintrust link, but no workie. Google isn’t helping.

  35. habsfan0 says:

    The Kings are 60 games UNDER 500 all time at home vs the Habs.

    W 27
    L 87
    T 20
    OT 0

  36. Mattyleg says:

    Soooo, contrary to expectations (mine) I’m still awake and in front of the television.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  37. habsfan0 says:

    Briere has been playing very well recently.
    Looking forward to more of the same tonight.

  38. Slackman says:

    Stayin’ up late for this one. I’ll be real cranky tomorrow if the Habs win.

    “When the going get’s weird, the weird turn pro”

  39. 2014 Norris Trophy winner, "Dan Hamhuis"! says:

    anyone have a link to the game?

  40. Marc10 says:

    Excited but nervous. Go Habs Go!

  41. AliHaba says:

    @Boone Can you please explain the injury reserve rules and how they apply to Price?

    • Mattyleg says:

      I believe that three people on IR means that there is a roster spot open that we can fill now.

      As for Price, he can’t play until Thurs.

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

  42. scarboro_habitant says:

    this is right around the time when the laffs start to tank, isnt it?

  43. AliHaba says:

    Ok I’m not an expert on injury reserve. Is Price eligible to come off that list tomorrow? Put on injured reserve retroactive to Feb.26. So tomorrow would be 7 days. Is this correct and if not would someone please explain to me.

  44. UKRAINIANhab says:

    Well is everyone staying up? I have to as I am awaiting a call from my brother in Ukraine so I should watch Habs in the meantime. Hoping for a good win tonight! : )

  45. Un Canadien errant says:

    François Gagnon on l’Antichambre says that Don Meehan, P.K. Subban’s agent, flatly denied the Ottawa Sun report that they had refused an offer from the Canadiens of 7 years for $49M. He reaffirmed that negotiations have not yet begun after an initial meeting between the parties, and that he’s not worried about it.

    I didn’t read the Ottawa Sun report, was this a Bruce Garrioch thing? He takes a lot of heat from our group for being a blowhard and rumour machine.

    EDIT: Google is fantastic. I found the article, it is indeed by Mr. Garrioch.

    http://www.ottawasun.com/2014/03/01/who-are-the-nhl-buyers-and-sellers-parity-suggests-we-may-not-know-until-11th-hour

    It will be interesting to see what happens in negotiations between the Habs and defenceman P.K. Subban after the trade deadline. The talk is Montreal has tabled a seven-year deal worth $49 million. A Norris Trophy candidate, it’s believed Subban is looking for something in the $8-to-$8.5 million per-year range on a new contract. Montreal GM Marc Bergevin got a bridge contract with Subban in the last negotiation two years ago but now he has the upper hand and the Habs will have to pay.

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    http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

    • Paz says:

      Meehan flatly denies all reports that go public.

      • Un Canadien errant says:

        Fair enough. I do believe that the Canadiens’ priority right now would be Andrei Markov, before P.K., since the former will be unrestricted on July 1, whereas the latter will be RFA.

    • CJ says:

      Garioch is terrible. Worse then Eklund if only because he has media access. I’ve never seen him break anything, despite offering countless rumours weekly. Listening to him on tsn 1200 is pure gold. In all seriousness, it’s like hockey was created ten years ago so far as some of the Ottawa media are concerned. Chris Stevenson and Liam McGuire are good, Murray Wilson is retired, the rest are shock jockeys. During my commute to my office this morning, the entire length of the car ride, conversation focused on the oscars and making fun of Rob Ford. Not one comment regarding the Sens play during the heritage classic.

      No joke, while I had season tickets to the Sens fans were forever explaining the game to “buddies” who were watching for the first time. At the risk of sounding any more bitter, I’d just as soon see the team relocate to Hartford.

  46. Un Canadien errant says:

    Getting ready to watch the game, and subsequent to BriPro’s post about how the bankrupt city of Detroit, which is slashing pensions for its teachers, police officers and firefighters, will be paying for billionaire owner of the Red Wings Mike Illitch’s new arena (http://www.fieldofschemes.com/2014/03/03/6925/okay-bankrupt-detroit-paying-for-a-hockey-arena-is-nuts-but-what-can-we-do-about-it/), I decided to dig into my PVR and watch a PBS Frontline doc. It’s called “League of Denial”, and centres on the NFL’s response to the chronic traumatic encephalopathy epidemic striking its former players.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/

    Kind of a bummer. Makes us wonder why we follow pro sports any more. Why do we buy in to this broken system?

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  47. Storm Man says:

    Site that my buddy in the north can watch the game?

  48. piter says:

    Leafs lose 2-1

  49. Phil C says:

    Jaysus, it’s still over an hour to puck drop…

  50. habsfan0 says:

    Looking forward to watching Habs Kings game and ordering pizza from these people:

    http://bigmamaspizza.com

  51. Paz says:

    TSN that’s hockey, Francois Gagnon interviewed.

    What do the Canadiens need most? Answer. more 5 on 5 scoring

    What do Habs have to give? Lars Eller

    And people wonder why I’ve become disillusioned with this franchise.

    • johnnylarue says:

      I hear you, but is it reasonable to blame the franchise every time a prospect fails to take his game to this proverbial next level?

      In other words, it might not all be Larry’s fault, but when it comes down to it… it is.

    • Phil C says:

      To his credit, he thought Eller was being misused as a 3rd line centre and will be behind Plekanec, DD, and Galchenyuk on the centre depth chart.

      It is also a compliment because Eller has value on the trade market due to his age and his skills, even if his stats are not good. You have to give to get. Let’s hope it would not be for a rental.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      At this point I would be more disillusioned by that Sens fan Gagnon.

    • Marc10 says:

      Hey… We’re winning in spite of it all. Cheer up. We could be the Oilers… or the Leafs!

    • JUST ME says:

      I understand that we are a few days away from trade deadline and that the subject is hot but coming from Francois Gagnon it`s always aimed at finding something wrong. Not that he is unique to have that way in MTL`s medias but you can win as much as you want ,they never raise the team, the will find the bug…

    • habs-hampton says:

      There’s a lot smarter hockey people around than me, but I’ve come to doubt that Eller has the hockey IQ to become an impact player in this league.

      • Paz says:

        Were you questioning Eller’s IQ last season when he was playing terrific hockey?

        Not trying to be aggressive.

        I just know that Eller is a good player at this level because he’s already proven it.

    • Cal says:

      They interviewed Gagnon who doesn’t work for the Habs. He is part of the media hype and he wants to generate controversy.

  52. Storm Man says:

    Buddy of mine is working close to the North Pole lol how can he watch tonight’s game ?

  53. ari says:

    anybody watching Enroth playing?no wonder they could trade miller

  54. Habitant in Surrey says:

    Repost from a previous thread:

    Tim Bozon; meningitis

    Most people with viral meningitis usually start getting better within 3 days of feeling sick and recover within 2 weeks. But it is important to see your doctor if symptoms of meningitis develop so that he or she can rule out bacterial meningitis, which is more serious.

    With mild cases of viral meningitis, you may only need home treatment, including fluids to prevent dehydration and medicine to control pain and fever. If you do not get better or if symptoms get worse, you may need further testing to check for other causes of illness.

    Meningitis is usually caused by many different viruses and bacteria. So the best methods of preventing it varies. But by getting vaccinated and taking sensible precautions, you can greatly reduce your risk.

    Most healthy adults who have recovered from meningitis do not need follow-up care.
    _________________________________________________________
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    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

    Campaign to Retire Toe Blake’s Number 6 !!!

    …and, last, but not least: FREE Ukraine !!!

    • johnnylarue says:

      Yikes! I thought that illness when the way of leprosy a long time ago…

      Here’s wishing Timmy a speedy and uncomplicated recovery.

      • ffenliv says:

        I’m not sure how old you are, but I know when I was a kid (~ 20 years ago) there was a meningitis ‘scare’. It was in the news, and everyone was always complaining that they had the symptoms.

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  56. SmartDog says:

    Is it over? Did we win??

    ————————————-
    Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!

  57. Well it took five months but sportsnet is officially off the Yonge St Stanley Cup parade.

    :lol: These guys are gold Jerry, Gold I tells ya.

    Speaking of Gold……Reimer for Team Canada.

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  58. stephen says:

    Pardon both my ignorance and laziness, but putting a player on IR means they are out for a set period of time, yes?

    Can someone clear up the Price situation for me? Please and thanks!

  59. scamorza says:

    enjoying a fine meal in London ON and watching the laffs getting seriously outplayed and as Maxwell Smart would say and loving it. So just saw a commercial, and I don’t know if this is just for Ontario audiences, but Blackberry has Darcy Tucker as a pitchman – another serious sign of the second coming of Nortel
    come to Dorion suits where you get no….”hassoles” _ Yvon Lambert

    • I saw that, makes me want to toss my BlackBerry

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      • stephen says:

        Was it Bouillon who caught Tucker with one right on the button many moons ago? Fond memories.

        • God Bless Us Everyone :lol:

          Dirty dirty Tucker, hard to believe he was once one of us.

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          • CJ says:

            Brisebois caught him with the one of the biggest hits I’ve ever seen.

            Anyone able to link? It’s on youtube under Brisebois hits Tucker. Cheers, CJ

          • johnnylarue says:

            That was a monster hit.

            Also interesting to note that, even in his prime, Bob Cole seems to ignore obvious cues to raise the intensity of his voice on the play-by-play:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ulV6IUuRpo

          • CJ says:

            Thanks for posting. My wife and I just watched it a dozen times and laughed out loud each time he goes into the boards. The other massive hit that comes to mind is Kovy’s elbow to Tucker’s head, a retaliation. Kovy’s was the best. Well, not really, but he authored a number of great plays. That elbow was one of my favorites.

          • johnnylarue says:

            Kovy was as close to a human highlight reel as the Habs have seen since The Flower, and that beautiful timeless classic of a sucker punch ranks among his very best.

          • scamorza says:

            thanks for finding that link so nice to see that hit. Bob Cole all-time broadcasting/journalism sad case and I quote “somebody (pause) passes the puck to (pause) somebody. Second prize goes to George Springate on CBC Montreal when describing a save by Richard Sevigny “just look at that right hand save” the timing was perfect as Richard reached out with of course his left hand guess you had to be there

            come to Dorion suits where you get no….”hassoles” _ Yvon Lambert

          • CJ says:

            Johnny, I’ve watched the Brisebois hit on Tucker, the Kovy elbow on Tucker and the Bouilion fight with Tucker. Tonight is wonderful!

  60. Mark C says:

    Pales in comparison to the Bozon situation. Sounds like Thrower suffered a setback and could be done for the season.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SteveEwen/status/440600123156860929?screen_name=SteveEwen

    • johnnylarue says:

      Man, that kid can’t buy a break! (No pun intended.)

      But seriously, he was having a great season. Hope he gets a chance in Hamilton next year in spite of this.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      I didn’t get a chance to take in a Giants’ game this season, but I wanted to so as to catch Dalton in action. Failing that, in a couple weeks time Sportsnet is carrying the Giants vs. Kelowna Rockets game, and I was looking forward to that. So this season-ending injury is kind of a bummer.

      Now we have to wonder if he’s done enough to earn a contract with the Canadiens. After a difficult season last year, the reports this season have been overwhelmingly positive , but then again they would have to be as a former second-rounder playing as an overager. Still, all the off-ice issues and conflict in the dressing or with the coach which were rumoured have completely dissipated, and Don Hay and the coaching staff have had nothing but praise for him, they’ve raved about his play and his leadership.

      The Canadiens don’t have a lot of contract slots available to give out, so that it’s not a foregone conclusion that the Canadiens will sign Dalton before his rights expire this spring. Conversely, Dalton may decide not to sign of his own accord if he is offered a deal, he might want to re-enter the draft and land somewhere else. Being made to wait for his contract may have ruffled some feathers.

      Practically, the Canadiens have a lot of right-handed defensive prospects in Hamilton or in their system, notably Greg Pateryn, Magnus Nygren, Darren Dietz, Morgan Ellis and others further away in the NCAA like Josiah Didier and Colin Sullivan. Is it possible that the potential difficulty in integrating Dalton onto the Bulldogs’ blue line next season plays a role in whether he’s offered a deal?

      My vote is that we do sew him up, if only for the fact that if he ever makes on the Canadiens as a #6-7 defenceman, he’ll be much better suited for occasional fringe fourth-line duty than Marc Streit, Yannick Weber or Raphaël Diaz ever were. I know, that’s a pretty arcane consideration, but we have to think about things like that. Imagine Dalton in a couple years time playing right wing with Ryan White, with his big shot and nasty temperament, subbing in while another winger heals up. That’s a much more appealing prospect than Yannick Weber there.

  61. Taylor Hall, to Buffalo, for Halak and their 2014 1st rounder.

    That’s all I got so far. Bored silly tonight.

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    • canuckbot says:

      How about trade Price and Subban because their antics are distracting. Get Moulson, Myers and Girgensons in return. As long as Girgensons is not hopped up on drugs like the rest of his Latvian teammates!

      • 123456 says:

        No no no – I’d take Moulson but not the others

        • CJ says:

          Girgensons is probably the only untouchable in Buffalo. He looks to be a sure thing. Given his size, age and phenomenal skill, I’d take him over any other Sabre long term.

          • I love that Girgensons. I thought when Buffalo raft the two G’s that in five years they score 75 goals in two players.

            I’ve changed it up a bit, but still two nice young talents, but one’s Russian so you don’t know what you’re gonna get yet.

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          • CJ says:

            Girgensons is terrific. Buffalo, if they manage this properly, could build something very, very special. Of course, nothing is guaranteed, but it is something to keep an eye on going forward.

        • canuckbot says:

          Hey 123456…why was 6 afraid of 7?

  62. Ian Cobb says:

    On the 12th of March. Game against Boston,
    I will be taking my second son to the Bell Center.
    Going by train, staying at the Novatel and going to Hurley’s Pub after the game.
    Sure hope to have a brew with some of you there. Second floor!

  63. Fransaskois says:

    Having talked with a friend close to the situation, it looks like Tim Bozon could potentially be going in for surgery in the next little while and his condition is quite serious. If you’re religious, pray for him, and if you’re not, send out your positive vibes. Hopefully everything goes smoothly, this is never a good situation.

  64. scrotchland says:

    get ready to be disapointed fellow hab fans. this team is way to small to compete. And against teams like LA, Anaheim, St,louis,. we saw what happened. Didn’t we get shout out 2 or 3 times?
    If habs get 2 out of 8 points they will be lucky.

    Don’t believe the smokescreen of the past 10 games! WORST HAB TEAM EVER! !!

    • Cal says:

      nuna! How are ya?

    • Habs1962 says:

      that loss Saturday night effected you. that’s good ! ))

    • CJ says:

      We best Anaheim. I think it was 4-2. Maybe I’m wrong? We lost to the sharks 2-0, on a weird bounce off of a stanchion.

      We had something like 17 shots in the first period against the Kings, but allowed a goal with less then 20 seconds remaining in the first period following an ill advised Briere icing. The Kings scored early in the second when Clifford interfered with Price, who subsequently lost his focus. It was a route on the scoreboard, but it was a strange game. Jones was amazing in the first ten minutes.

      Long way of saying let’s wait and see. I too think this will be an uphill battle, but the least I can do as a fan, is to get behind the team. Following the game we can criticize or celebrate as the case might be.

    • Ktowner says:

      On the plus side our Habs managed to reduce the shots against in the Leaf game. On top of that the number of blocked shots continues to impress and Budaj has done well holding things together for when Price, the king of the goaltending world, returns. I remain confident that we will hold our own on this most difficult road trip.

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  65. drail222 says:

    Hey all..usually just read most of your back and forth on here and have only posted a few times. I was at the game Saturday night..travelled from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and it was my first live NHL game. Budaj was spectacular and I have every faith in him to carry the load while Carey is out (which I was very dissapointed to find out Friday). I went with my brothers, father and uncle on the trip and we couldn’t have asked for a better game. Something I’ll never forget and can’t believe it took me this long as a life-long hab fan. What at atmosphere. Lets go habs! I’m back home tonight and ready for the game at 1130 AT time..I miss Montreal :( lol

    • Cal says:

      Glad you had a great time, drail. It was a fun game, wasn’t it?

    • jimmy shaker says:

      Cheers drail…….That’s a huge trip….glad they rewarded you with the “W”
      Been to Cape Breton numerous times, my parents are from there…..I love to visit! Midnight in Newfoundland…..OUCH! 10:30 here in Windsor, not too bad!

      Shaker out!

      • drail222 says:

        Thanks Cal, way too much fun. Yea its quite the drive Jimmy I’ve done it a few times but this was the first time for a game. I was there for the UFC a few years back when they were playing Pitt in the playoffs and the city was electric. Couldn’t get near the place and scalpers getting like over a grand for 300 seats, so yea i wasn’t getting to that game lol. Nothing better than C.B. in the summer, I encourage all to visit. Cheers!

        • jimmy shaker says:

          U said it! Every summer growing up I would be down on my uncle’s dairy farm loving every minute of it….Fast forward to my 35th year on this earth and I’m taking my kids down there and they’re loving it. I’m actually taking in all the sites and beauty now where when I was younger, I never left the farm. Whereabouts are you from? My dad was actually Al MacInnis’s neighbour in Port Hood and my mom is from Brook Village about 45 -50 minutes from the causeway.

          shaker out!

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      drail, I have a buddy who’s a millwright, he’s a lift mechanic who works on the ski hill here, his name is Darryl, and his nickname is Derail. It’s kind of a joke, but not a reflection of his ability to keep the lifts running safe and smooth.

  66. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …like a medieval knight (call Me Sir Shootsalot :) ) I have been crusading for Our Montreal Canadiens to retire Toe Blake’s number 6 …and add His banner in the rafters next to Our other former Greats

    …some of You may believe Toe was only a Great Coach, and as a Player, did not quite rate such an honor …and/or, do not want yet another low-number retired and unavailable to contemporary Players

    …maybe unaware Toe Blake also was a great hockey Player, won an NHL scoring championship, the Hart Trophy and a Lady Byng, led Our Habs in scoring in 6 seasons of His Hall Of Fame playing career

    …Hector ‘Toe’ Blake was an key component with The Rocket and Elmer Lach on ‘The Punch Line’, which was the most feared scoring line of it’s day

    …most younger Fans understandably remember Toe Blake mainly as the genius Coach of the Montreal Canadiens at the cusp of Our Golden Era …the Golden Era that most of Us, whether We know it or not, were inspired to follow Our Habs as if it was ‘a religion’ unto It’s own

    …Toe Blake’s name is on 11 rings of the Stanley Cup; …8 as Our Coach, …2 as a Player for the Montreal Canadiens …and one as a Montreal Maroon

    …Toe Blake was the ‘heart and soul’ motivator Whom inspired and ‘showed the way’ to Our great Players of the time, both as a Player and Captain, …and as Our Coach

    …His Legacy is greatly taken for granted, I strongly believe, by the fact that Toe Blake’s number 6 is not represented yet in the rafters of the Bell Centre

    …the totality of Toe Blake’s legacy, as a Player and Our Coach, to the History and exceptional success of the Montreal Canadiens becoming the most famous brand in the hockey world is way past the overdue stage

    …I request all Montreal Canadiens Fans to join with Ian Cobb and I to right a wrong

    …We would like to encourage all Montreal Canadiens Fans whom agree with the objective to make Their opinions known to Geoff Molson and Montreal Canadiens executive board, that a special game night to honor Toe Blake’s number 6 with a banner in the Bell Centre is long-overdue

    …if this is something You would like to make right as I and Ian do, I provide the following mail contacts to send Your requests to ‘Retire Number 6 !!!’

    Geoff Molson: President and Owner

    Kevin Gilmore: Vice President of Operations

    Send your testimonial to:

    c/o The Montreal Canadiens

    1909, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
    Montreal, QC, CANADA
    H3C 5L2

    …merci beaucoup :)

    • Ian Cobb says:

      Chris and I would love all your support in writing Geoff Molson and others about the oversight in retiring Toe Blake’s #6.
      A fantastic player, coach and builder of this great club and game!

  67. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …like a medieval knight (call Me Sir Shootsalot :) ) I have been crusading for Our Montreal Canadiens to retire Toe Blake’s number 6 …and add His banner in the rafters next to Our other former Greats

    …some of You may believe Toe was only a Great Coach, and as a Player, did not quite rate such an honor …and/or, do not want yet another low-number retired and unavailable to contemporary Players

    …maybe unaware Toe Blake also was a great hockey Player, won an NHL scoring championship, the Hart Trophy and a Lady Byng, led Our Habs in scoring in 6 seasons of His Hall Of Fame playing career

    …Hector ‘Toe’ Blake was an key component with The Rocket and Elmer Lach on ‘The Punch Line’, which was the most feared scoring line of it’s day

    …most younger Fans understandably remember Toe Blake mainly as the genius Coach of the Montreal Canadiens at the cusp of Our Golden Era …the Golden Era that most of Us, whether We know it or not, were inspired to follow Our Habs as if it was ‘a religion’ unto It’s own

    …Toe Blake’s name is on 11 rings of the Stanley Cup; …8 as Our Coach, …2 as a Player for the Montreal Canadiens …and one as a Montreal Maroon

    …Toe Blake was the ‘heart and soul’ motivator Whom inspired and ‘showed the way’ to Our great Players of the time, both as a Player and Captain, …and as Our Coach

    …His Legacy is greatly taken for granted, I strongly believe, by the fact that Toe Blake’s number 6 is not represented yet in the rafters of the Bell Centre

    …the totality of Toe Blake’s legacy, as a Player and Our Coach, to the History and exceptional success of the Montreal Canadiens becoming the most famous brand in the hockey world is way past the overdue stage

    …I request all Montreal Canadiens Fans to join with Ian Cobb and I to right a wrong

    …We would like to encourage all Montreal Canadiens Fans whom agree with the objective to make Their opinions known to Geoff Molson and Montreal Canadiens executive board, that a special game night to honor Toe Blake’s number 6 with a banner in the Bell Centre is long-overdue

    …if this is something You would like to make right as I and Ian do, I provide the following mail contacts to send Your requests to ‘Retire Number 6 !!!’

    Geoff Molson: President and Owner

    Kevin Gilmore: Vice President of Operations

    Send your testimonial to:

    c/o The Montreal Canadiens

    1909, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
    Montreal, QC, CANADA
    H3C 5L2

    …merci beaucoup :)

    _________________________________________________________
    Michel F.Therrien ???: HIS’ new Official Habs’ Fan Theme Song; Morrissey/The Smiths ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfkvPnjb9hs

    HIS’ alternative HIO Official Theme Song: ‘MTL Stand-up !': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK0l0XEW3Dw

    HIS’ Get It Up ! pre-game musical intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=R5mMRiiCwak&NR=1
    _________________________________________________________
    HIO’s BC Odd Couple: UCe, the supercilious stickler; and HIS, the stubbornly relentless ‘schismatist’ :)
    _________________________________________________________
    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

    Campaign to Retire Toe Blake’s Number 6 !!!

    …and, last, but not least: FREE Ukraine!!!

  68. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …I’m not used to watching hockey after sunset

    …sort of a ‘religious thang’

    • Habitant in Surrey says:

      …like a medieval knight (call Me Sir Shootsalot :) ) I have been crusading for Our Montreal Canadiens to retire Toe Blake’s number 6 …and add His banner in the rafters next to Our other former Greats

      …some of You may believe Toe was only a Great Coach, and as a Player, did not quite rate such an honor …and/or, do not want yet another low-number retired and unavailable to contemporary Players

      …maybe unaware Toe Blake also was a great hockey Player, won an NHL scoring championship, the Hart Trophy and a Lady Byng, led Our Habs in scoring in 6 seasons of His Hall Of Fame playing career

      …Hector ‘Toe’ Blake was an key component with The Rocket and Elmer Lach on ‘The Punch Line’, which was the most feared scoring line of it’s day

      …most younger Fans understandably remember Toe Blake mainly as the genius Coach of the Montreal Canadiens at the cusp of Our Golden Era …the Golden Era that most of Us, whether We know it or not, were inspired to follow Our Habs as if it was ‘a religion’ unto It’s own

      …Toe Blake’s name is on 11 rings of the Stanley Cup; …8 as Our Coach, …2 as a Player for the Montreal Canadiens …and one as a Montreal Maroon

      …Toe Blake was the ‘heart and soul’ motivator Whom inspired and ‘showed the way’ to Our great Players of the time, both as a Player and Captain, …and as Our Coach

      …His Legacy is greatly taken for granted, I strongly believe, by the fact that Toe Blake’s number 6 is not represented yet in the rafters of the Bell Centre

      …the totality of Toe Blake’s legacy, as a Player and Our Coach, to the History and exceptional success of the Montreal Canadiens becoming the most famous brand in the hockey world is way past the overdue stage

      …I request all Montreal Canadiens Fans to join with Ian Cobb and I to right a wrong

      …We would like to encourage all Montreal Canadiens Fans whom agree with the objective to make Their opinions known to Geoff Molson and Montreal Canadiens executive board, that a special game night to honor Toe Blake’s number 6 with a banner in the Bell Centre is long-overdue

      …if this is something You would like to make right as I and Ian do, I provide the following mail contacts to send Your requests to ‘Retire Number 6 !!!’

      Geoff Molson: President and Owner

      Kevin Gilmore: Vice President of Operations

      Send your testimonial to:

      c/o The Montreal Canadiens

      1909, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
      Montreal, QC, CANADA
      H3C 5L2

      …merci beaucoup :)

      _________________________________________________________
      Michel F.Therrien ???: HIS’ new Official Habs’ Fan Theme Song; Morrissey/The Smiths ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfkvPnjb9hs

      HIS’ alternative HIO Official Theme Song: ‘MTL Stand-up !': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK0l0XEW3Dw

      HIS’ Get It Up ! pre-game musical intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=R5mMRiiCwak&NR=1
      _________________________________________________________
      HIO’s BC Odd Couple: UCe, the supercilious stickler; and HIS, the stubbornly relentless ‘schismatist’ :)
      _________________________________________________________
      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

      Campaign to Retire Toe Blake’s Number 6 !!!

      …and, last, but not least: FREE Ukraine !!!

    • Ian Cobb says:

      Chris!
      I’m Not used to watching hockey this close to sunrise!!

  69. CHicoHab says:

    I heard on the radio that Halak will be back up tonite leading to speculation he will be traded again?

  70. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …so …what will We talk about for the next 3 hours ?

  71. CJ says:

    Waiting for this game to start is only eclipsed with the wait associated with trade deadline day. I feel like I’m looking at the clock in the pub that counts down to St. Patricks Day.

  72. 123456 says:

    Berke – I think that’s a false start and you get DQ’d, I’ll take the Silver…thanks

  73. Mattyleg says:

    Next-to-first?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  74. A. Berke says:

    Do I get a medal?

    Ali B.

  75. A. Berke says:

    First?

    Ali B.

  76. PrimeTime says:

    I guess you don’t follow this team regularity?

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    “Fans are entitled to express their opinion, but most of the comments on talk radio and on The Gazette’s Hockey Inside/Out website ranged from the mildly uninformed to the outrageously stupid” – Pat Hickey.

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  77. danhabsfan says:

    Is Stewart under contract?

  78. boing007 says:

    I’d rather see Stewart on a line with Eller.

    Richard R


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