Lucky 13th

Maxim Lapierre set up fellow 20something Guillaume Latendressefor the winner with 1:40 left in OT to beat the stubborn Blackhawks 4-3.

That’s 12 – on the way to 20? – for Gui! 

Canadiens were 4-12 in OT and shootouts before tonight.

Canadiens had a 38-28 shot advantage, but Patrick Lalime was sharp in the Chicago net.

No pearls of wisdom from the room tonight.

 

 

366 Comments

  1. Naila Jinnah says:

    There’s something about Toronto that’s just too corporate for me. I mean, I don’t even shop at the big brand name stores… I’d have nowhere to go in TO!!

    Okay, so I’m exaggerating. Toronto isn’t THAT bad, but I definitely have other places to go to first ;)

  2. PattyBoy31 says:

    Welcome to the NHL Mr.Locke

  3. Rugger says:

    Gui is one dimensional, he never gets any assists! great pass!

  4. Keith says:

    So much for Patrick Kane. He just gave up. Easy goal for Saku :-)

  5. linp says:

    Who says Lats is useless?

  6. Sulemaan says:

    Nice little forecheck by Latendresse. Nice little goal by Koivu.

  7. Shawn S says:

    Saku! Saku! Finally a goal for the captain!

  8. Mike says:

    any chance anyone is watching game online? if so,where?

  9. Shawn S says:

    Shocker to see Chips get sent down. And although Latendresse has been playin better, how does he still remain with the big club. Ahhh well, game on!

  10. Sulemaan says:

    Well it looks like we lost another face-off. And what is Huet doing out of his net. He makes me nervous when he ventures out. Nice pressure by the Lapierre line..

  11. Sulemaan says:

    I think we should give Chipchura time. If Timmins and the coaching staff didn’t like him they wouldn’t have drafted him.
    Even Carbonneau played a lot of time in AHL before coming to Montreal.

  12. Mr Wonderful says:

    Why is it only now that the brain trust discover that Chipchura is not good on face offs, is not physical and tough? Haven’t they watched this guy in junior and in the AHL playoffs last year? These are just easy excuses. He will be a good NHL player with more time.

    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
    Sir Winston Churchill

  13. DD says:

    Right on, Ian. I hope the kid gives Mr. Gainey and Carbo sleepless nights wondering who they’re going to trade to keep this kid up.

  14. Ed says:

    Boone mentions the CKAC guys referring to Chipchura’s lack of toughness and physicality. He has only 21 hits in 36 games, which is not very much for a big man.

  15. The Teacher says:

    AWESOME anthem singer.

  16. Sulemaan says:

    You cut me Naila. You cut me real deep. ;-)

    (I know the Leafs suck but the city of Toronto is pretty good. Speaking as a former Montrealer.)

    Although Hamilton doesn’t sound too bad either…

  17. Keith says:

    No one could do it like GUY, GUY, GUY!!!

  18. The Teacher says:

    Man, i just love seeing the old-timers

    mikita looks like he can still play

  19. Naila Jinnah says:

    Eh… Toronto… booooooooo
    I’d rather go somewhere I haven’t been before! And Hamilton isn’t THAT far from TO… Just a little detour ;)

  20. Ed says:

    There’s a picture of Locke on the Canadiens’ site, and he is wearing #84. What number will he wear with the Habs?

  21. Sulemaan says:

    Caught that as well. Sometimes McGuire’s mouth runs faster than his brain.

  22. Ed says:

    I thought that Pierre McGuire was more knowledgeable about the Habs. On the pre game show, he just said that Andrei Kostitsyn really appreciates playing with the diminutive centre man, Saku Koivu.

  23. Ian G Cobb says:

    Naila–Your going to have to start eating if you want to be fat and pretty like me !

  24. Keith says:

    Looking forward to seeing Patrick Kane and this young Hawks team play tonight although they have been losing lately. Love that old time 70′s music for the opening, just blends in perfectly :-) GO HABS GO!!!

  25. lennon says:

    smart moves sending Price down- now run with Huet for the next ten and let him earn his next contract.

  26. Plek-Andrew says:

    i think Habs-Kat is pretty hot.
    but then again, this is a habs site right?

  27. Sulemaan says:

    The Baby Habs are playing the Baby Leafs on Feb.9th. So if you can’t make it all the way to Hamilton. You can catch them in Toronto. Speaking of which, maybe all the Habs fans in Toronto should go and ‘represent’.

    http://www.torontomarlies.com/schedule/index.asp

  28. lennon says:

    and most of those penalties are really bad ones.

    And is it justt me or do we almost always take a penalty in the last 2 minutes of the second period.

  29. Ian G Cobb says:

    I’ll settle for 10, 20 goal men every time !!

  30. Naila Jinnah says:

    On another random note, I seriously need to make it to a Hamilton game before all the prospects move to Montreal. I want to be the next Ian!

  31. Ian G Cobb says:

    Hi all, its just like the old summit around here to-night!

    I just got off the phone with one of the OHL coaches and the conversation came up about Locke who i had the pleasure of scouting when he was with Killer in OTTAWA. DD, you had a first hand look. He could roll his wrists further than any player i ever saw with such a snap. He used to tell me he got that from playing ping pong. Anyway i have not seen him play in 4 years. Looking forward to it.

  32. TommyB says:

    That’s good news, I was afraid he might not even dress. I hope the guy makes a huge impression, and forces management to into another tough decision. It’s been so long since this team had that kind of rookie pressure squeezing the more established guys.

  33. The Teacher says:

    Hey, a backup for us, and he HAS to be French-Canadian

  34. Naila Jinnah says:

    RDS says Locke will start.

  35. Mike says:

    it’s a lil sad that saku has the third most pim with 59

  36. Ed says:

    After 41 games, Kovalev has 38 points, Plekanec 36, Koivu 31 and Higgins 30. This projects to 76, 72, 62 and 60 points over the full season. It has been a while since we had 4 players over 60 points, and there are a couple of others who should join them next year, i.e., the Kostitsyns. There could be others, but the main thing is that the young players are starting to produce. This is a team on the rise, and it will get better each year.

    http://canadiens.nhl.com/team/app?service=page&page=Stats

  37. Ian G Cobb says:

    yea and he won 2 faceoffs

  38. the_vipah says:

    I guess you people need something to whine about, and so I guess if you stare long enough at the stats you can find just that. Laughable.

    By that reasoning, and the fact that half the team is a – on the season, we should just clean all those losers out.

    Every position player on the roster is “stealing” a spot from these so called “young studs” we supposedly have on defense.

  39. Shawn S says:

    Higgins – Chips – Ryder woulda been perfect.

  40. Girth says:

    It was a collective effort between me and all my friends here watching with me…

    Having a good time so far… keep ‘em comin!

  41. Ian G Cobb says:

    Only need 1 more than the other guys.

  42. RS says:

    Again, I’m not too optimistic about Yemelin. On the Habs D, a lot will also depend on how good Gorges and O’Bryne are in 2-3 years.

  43. fun police says:

    kosto pretty much played as much as higgins. at least carbo is giving our best player (kovy) lots of time.

  44. Moey says:

    You’re beating a dead horse mate, the hate-on for the Breezer won’t stop until his out to pasture with me. By the way, I agree with you.

  45. the_vipah says:

    We are pretty short on “top four defensemen” on this team.

    Breezer comes to play, has mostly handled himself with class despite being hated for reasons any other player would get a free pass for.

    Hating on him has always been the “in” thing to do for whatever reason. I guess those people are the same ones that are on and off the bandwagon every 10 feet it travels.

  46. Shawn S says:

    I’ll let you have your fun now, and get you back once breezer lives up to his nickname, gimme 10 mins.

  47. fun police says:

    brisebois, is that you blogging between shifts?

  48. Mattee. says:

    bet you can do it in five.

  49. Shawn S says:

    So I’m guessing we won’t see Streit in any upcoming shootouts.

  50. Habs-Kat says:

    Another faceoff lost.

  51. Habs-Kat says:

    I wonder how Perreault is liking playing at the Bell again.

  52. The Teacher says:

    Congratulations Mr. Pierre Gervais

  53. Mike says:

    is nayone catching the game online?

  54. PattyBoy31 says:

    anyone else really like the play of Gorges as of late? The group of friends has been withered though, its down to Gorges, Higgins without chips and price

  55. Sulemaan says:

    sorry mike – i think most are watching it via TSN or RDS

  56. Shawn S says:

    Smolinski for Perrault. Think the hawks bite?

  57. Mike says:

    throw in begin, they need some grit.

  58. Sulemaan says:

    Smolinski did play in Chicago before so that’s not a bad idea. The problem is that Smolinski has a no-trade clause. So only he happens if he bites…

  59. Shawn S says:

    He must miss the chicago style pizza by now, he must be dieing to go back!

  60. Sulemaan says:

    let’s not go crazy. begin is good (when he plays his energy/agitator game).

  61. Habs-Kat says:

    Huet’s looking very strong, very big, and very sharp.

  62. nick says:

    Kane = DANGER DANGER!

  63. Mike says:

    thats very true, but thats not the direction that were heading or what we need. maybe not both for him but both for perrault and someone else. I think it would be worth it

  64. The Teacher says:

    Haha that one is definitely going on Rock’Em sock’Em

  65. Habs-Kat says:

    That little meltdown in the Chicago zone reminded me of that playoff series against Boston when Kovalev collided with another Habs player which led to a Boston goal. Ironic that Kovalev was the offensive player trying to take advantage this time.

  66. Mattee. says:

    Hey all,

    Soooo, I take one day off from Habs I/O and like 5 threads get posted, each with 150 comments. ridiculous. That’s a lot of reading. Somebody should make a summary of the comments, like a consensus.

    Anyways… missed the first goal, was it a dandy?

  67. RS says:

    Yep, I’m glad that Gorges didn’t sit because of Breezer’s return.

  68. Shawn S says:

    Would have finally been karma for that terrible moment in habs history….

    Well besides coming back to beat the B’s. :P

  69. RS says:

    Yeah, Kovy was looking for a penalty call and bumped into Souray. I think it was Glen Murray that scored.

  70. Mattee. says:

    HAHAHA, ugliest goal in habs history.

  71. DYCSoccer17 says:

    breezer with a changeup

  72. PattyBoy31 says:

    LOL BRISEBOIS!! I knew theres a reason why i never started hating him!

  73. nick says:

    omg…. GO BRISEBOIS!

  74. Shawn S says:

    Breeze by with a floater! I’ll take it!

  75. Moey says:

    The breezer lives!!!

  76. Mattee. says:

    I coulda struck a soccer ball into that corner.

  77. Sulemaan says:

    Usually Brisebois is guilty of the Breeze-by but this time his shot was…

  78. the_vipah says:

    To all the clowns who were hating on Breezer while he was injured and then lamenting his return. Pretty clear you have zero clue what you’re talking about at this point. He’s done nothing but help the team this year.

  79. Sulemaan says:

    Chicago definitely has some solid great young defencemen with Seabrook, Keith, Barker and some others. Might be us in a few years with Fischer, McDonough, Valentenko and Subban.

  80. Ian G Cobb says:

    Sure is nice to have one of the best 5th defencemen in the league back in the line up !!!!!

  81. Shawn S says:

    It is obvious they have zero clue. His fluke goal and -3 performance was sorely missed. Not to mention his absence allowing one of those young studs to steal some playing time that was rightfully brisebois. What clowns.

  82. Mattee. says:

    He’s been better than expected. But still not anything close to fantastic. And he scored, but it was nothing to write home about… but he scored. Ugly but they all count.

  83. fun police says:

    o.k there pierre mcguire, slow down. he has not been as bad as some people make him out to be, but he is not a top four defensemen either.

  84. RS says:

    I like your optimism, but doubts are really growing about Fischer. I would throw Carle in the mix of good young D.

  85. Girth says:

    lol
    I’ll plead the 5th on that one!

  86. Sulemaan says:

    Those are damn good pizzas Shawn. Giordano’s is my favorite place in the windy city!

  87. Mattee. says:

    so slow it lulled Lalime into a state of hypnosis before it got redirected and went in?

  88. Naila Jinnah says:

    Agreed! He’s a tough guy, really nice, and always has time for fans.

  89. RS says:

    That clown thing obviously hit pretty close to home.

  90. Mattee. says:

    Most definetly, not only is Gorges playing grrreat, but Bouillon has found his stride and they look comfortable together.

    I Heart “System.”

  91. Ed says:

    Wow, we are 61% on the faceoffs after the 1st, while Yanic Perreault is only 50%. What’s going on here? Corey Locke only played 1:19 in that period. That has to be one of the lowest totals for any Habs’ player in one period this year.

  92. Shawn S says:

    I considered it a direct shot. Thats racist!

  93. linp says:

    Wonder how much ice time Locke still sees the rest of the game.

  94. Ian G Cobb says:

    Great come back !!!

  95. fun police says:

    can’t help but think that laps is a better fourth liner than a third liner. he has no hands. he scores here and there, but nothing consistent. i think we could get more offensive production from the third line center, have laps center the fourth line.

  96. HabsProf says:

    Let’s not forget Yemelin, if we can ever get him to renounce the Dark Side.

  97. ebk says:

    Ian, with all due respect, I wouldn’t hang my hat on that game if I was Brisebois or his supporters.

    His goal was nice but he made a few turnovers and had his thumb up his butt on the third goal when I should have been clearing the front of the net. He still gets pushed off the puck to much for a NHL defenseman.

    You have a good night

  98. Ian G Cobb says:

    No i think starters have to start. Play him untill a loss at least, but goalers have to play 2 or 3 games in a row to feel a flow to there game.

  99. showey47 says:

    agreed, he is at best 7th dman or used sparingly for second unit powerplay. He was easily pushed off the puck in his prime, now he is just older and more fragile than before.

  100. The Teacher says:

    problem is calling a spade a spade, or a moron a moron always inevitably leads it to become more….

    I agree his pic is annoying, even though I find Ali G funny, I find it totally unrelevant to the site, but that’s Timo ;) (not that you’re irrelevant Timo)

  101. Girth says:

    It depends on information we don’t have …

    Is it a showcasing situation… ?

  102. showey47 says:

    or how bob offer dandy for perreault, there is our fix to our faceoff problem

  103. doug says:

    i don’t know the history and may be late to the game. if the only offense is a difference of opinion regarding a player, however, it seems like we’re being too harsh.

    i haven’t been and am not a fan of patrice’s. it’s nothing personal, but he’s sloppy in his own end and makes me nervous. just my opinion. i don’t think that makes me a moron, just someone with a different opinion than you.

    perhaps there’s more to it than this – i haven’t read all prior posts. if i’m missing something said earlier i apologize.

    as far as the site, i’ve been a huge fan of it since its inception last year. . . when there was no need for sign-ons and the discourse was almost universally civil. i simply prefer civility instead of name-calling. anyways, i’m off topic and have actually managed to bore myself; i can only imagine what i’ve done to the poor souls who read this far!

  104. Ian G Cobb says:

    Yea, not to bad,being out of game shape for 15 , I think I,ll move him up to 4th D from 5th soon

  105. showey47 says:

    so essentially whomever doesn’t agree with you is a moron, i guess you are in a room filled with morons.

  106. RiverviewCanadien says:

    well in Huets defense, he was COLD and getting over the FLU tee hee :)

  107. showey47 says:

    ah man here we go again, lmao round 2 ding ding

  108. RiverviewCanadien says:

    I was kidding…it was meant as a joke

  109. showey47 says:

    yeah i know, but wasn’t it fun

  110. doug says:

    anyone else find the division format kind of irrelevant?

    i know we play the teams much more. . . at least this year. but why the heck should carolina be getting the third seed as of now when they’re playing horrible teams all year relative to the other two divisions? i also find it annoying how carolina keeps showing up on pundits’ lists and power rankings (TSN/ESPN) as a top team because they lead a division. . .

  111. Vecs says:

    Huet deserves a holiday named after him in Montreal

  112. The Teacher says:

    You know what people, looking at the standing, i just realized the best part of our win tonight…

    We are 10 points up on the Laughs :) If that doesn’t bring a smile to your face, I don’t know what will!

  113. ebk says:

    lol, ever the optimist.

  114. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Sweet, that is very sweet

  115. Girth says:

    Actually…
    Coincidently, I ran into “Boomer” today… (Graham Rynbend)… who I went to school with and he swears that he(Price) actually has a flu.

    Off topic… i know

  116. doug says:

    i was just going to say the same thing. . . AND, we’re 8 points behind ottawa who has a game in hand. closer to first than to the leafs? they’ve had a solid last few weeks.

  117. Sulemaan says:

    That’s not a trade that I would mind making Showey.

  118. showey47 says:

    agreed, the other 4 teams in their division are not even holding a playoff spot. Since all teams in the eastern conference are fighting for the same playoff spots we SHOULD all be playing each other the same amount of times.

  119. Will Longlade says:

    No doubt in my mind.

  120. Girth says:

    Don’t count your money while your sittin’ at the table…

  121. doug says:

    i’m not 100% sure but i’m pretty confident when i write that that has not happened. it’d be hard to do unless all the teams in a single division more or less split there games with each other and simultaneously all of them had a losing record against the rest of the conference. it’s mathematically feasible but practically very unlikely.

  122. Mattee. says:

    Hey Timo, I like your pic allright and if you take it down I will be FORCED to have to make it my avatar (in your memory). You heard? Do not for my mouse. Respeck.

  123. ebk says:

    one of the self-appointed adminstrators has spoken, timo, now take down your picture so we can get back to the good old days of yesteryear before all the riff raff come on this site. The pablum and tripe crowd has spoken.

    just joking of course,have a good night discussing whatever the heck you want

  124. doug says:

    LOL. . . good impression!

  125. 24 Cups says:

    Not a chance. Huet was shaky but we still won the game. Stuff happens over an 82 game schedule. Besides, Huet usually plays well against Boston. If we weren’t going to play Price I see no reason why we should play Halak.

    The Original 24 Cups

  126. likehoy says:

    missed the game…but saw 2 sets of highlights…
    only comment:

    maxim “laperiere”

    that’s what all the announcers call him…what is up with that? is laperiere really that much easier to say than lapierre??

  127. sidhu says:

    Just watched the game, thanks to my DVR. Great play to win it by Max and Lats. I thought they had special chemistry last year when they played together.

    I like how Boone’s boy, Gorges, played tonight. He seems like he belongs, plus he stuck up for Huet when a Hawk shot the puck after the whistle. I admit that I would have preferred if Kosto sat instead of Dandy, but I have to admit that Kosto busted his as* off tonight. He doesn’t need to fight to prove his worth.

    Though he scored, I still don’t think that Brisebois deserves to be in the lineup – he failed to block out his check on a Chicago rebound goal, which practically negates his own PP goal.

    As the trade deadline comes up, I think it’s clear we need another center, someone who can really play with Higgins. I think Max has done an admirable job, but if we’re going to make a strong push for the Cup, another quality center is in order. I’d love to see Lombardi skate with Higgins.

    Finally, thank god we won in OT because I was dreading seeing Huet perform in the shootout. Bring on Chara! Go Habs Go!

  128. teamplayer says:

    before the lockout i remember the 3rd division winner was 8th in pts in the conference but i dont think below that…
    I like how the nba does their division,and that is if the 4th place team is better then 1 or both other division leaders they get a better seeding than them.

  129. Guy21 says:

    The one thing about being an Anglo phone is I miss all the comments by Jacques and Benoit and the post game with Carbo…(I have RDS…..so I see all 80 games) thanks for the post game summary,Naila..
    There will be some major changes when the wounded get healthy again….bodies will have to go but which ones??
    GO HABS GO

  130. RH says:

    Do you mean the one on Feb 9?

  131. 24 Cups says:

    For now, it’s a reality that we have to accept. Ottawa and two other teams will automatically make the playoffs. Tampa appears to be going down for the count (although they beat the Rangers last night). So that means there are 11 teams fighting for 5 playoff positions. At this point in time any of those teams could make or miss the playoffs, including the Lousy Leafs. This year’s parity in the Eastern Conference means there are going to be quite a few teams missing the playoffs by just a few points. But I can’t see having each divisional champ making the playoffs being a factor in knocking out another deserving team – they should have enough points to qualify either way. But it will have an impact on playoff seedings and give say a team like Carolina an advantage in the first round.

    The Original 24 Cups

  132. nightmare_49 says:

    We’ll soon find out as the Dawgs play tonight , Price or Danis????

  133. Sulemaan says:

    You got it.

  134. Niklas says:

    Guy Guy Guy! :)

  135. Naila Jinnah says:

    I smell a good road trip!

  136. Sulemaan says:

    I know Gainey doesn’t do contracts during the season but I hope we don’t lose Mark Streit in the off-season as a UFA.

  137. The Teacher says:

    KANE WAS INVISIBLE AFTER HIS FIRST SHIFT.

  138. Naila Jinnah says:

    Agreed! I didn’t see him at all!

  139. Girth says:

    Vive le Huet libre!

  140. Mattee. says:

    which is a very good thing.

  141. linp says:

    We won. All is forgiven. Imagine during overtime if that puck slides into the net behind Huet instead of sitting there, we’ll spend the whole night discussing about Huet.

  142. sag says:

    Dandy was out because his Grandmother died. Agreed about his worth, but hard to argue with Kosto being on the 4th line…he tried to block a shot head first last night…what a heart – too bad about the hands! Breezer is a no-brainer. He should reside in the press box until injury makes his insertion necessary. Gotta get one of those DVR’s!

  143. Moey says:

    Sulemaan, I’m sure Gainey said there were no rules against doing contracts during the season in his press conference yesterday, so you never know, we might have Streit and Huet re-signed.

  144. Moey says:

    The Breezer did just fine tonight, get over it. You’re picture is much more annoying.

  145. Sulemaan says:

    I’m thankful for the win but it was another bad goal from Huet away from a loss, if Hamrlik didn’t bail him out.

    I’m glad Brisebois scroed a goal but I have no idea why he played so much in overtime. I realize he can make an outlet pass which is good for 4 on 4 hockey but that guy causes heart palpitations with his defensive play.

    When O’Byrne comes back he will replace Brisebois in lineup. Dandenault looks good eating pop-corn in the press box as well.

  146. Sulemaan says:

    I thought he said he doesn’t do contracts during the season as a rule of thumb. Part of the reason why we lost Souray as a UFA last year.

  147. Girth says:

    Reviews on Corey Locke?

  148. vic says:

    We won!!!!!! great

  149. Moey says:

    Absolutely, I can’t figure out what yours is supposed to be, maybe you belong to the polar bear club (the bathing cap), jumped in, jumped out, put on your coat and your fingers froze.

  150. RH says:

    You don’t really want to go down THAT road do you? Talk about a cheap comment.

  151. doug says:

    breezeby did not do so well tonight. he’s sloppy and i don’t want him there.

    more importantly, your post is unnecessarily personal. attack the idea, not the person.

  152. Dana says:

    I’m so happy that we finally won tonight..

    But I don’t think that the Blackhawks (or the Caps) are bad teams. They might be low on the standings right now but all teams are close and that’s true for both the east or the west.

  153. RH says:

    He looks like he’s 16 years old. Seemed to play pretty well given the circumstances.

  154. showey47 says:

    its kind of hard to have an opinion with about 5 mins of icetime, he was a minus one but definatly not his fault. He had his guy tied up in the slot. Give him more ice-time to adjust to the speed of the nhl , quality wingers and some powerplay time i think he can make things happen.

  155. The Teacher says:

    I agree with your point about the Canadian teams.

    However, with World Cup soccer, it’s not really that disproportionate, as the talent isn’t there in the rest of the world as of yet.

    If they actually gave more spots to the rest of the world, then it would resemble the NHL/Canadian team situation :)

    At least that is how i see it.

  156. doug says:

    pop culture 101: this is one of the other characters played by the guy who does Borat.

    what does thhis have to do with the habs and their great win, moey?

  157. Sulemaan says:

    He won a couple of face-offs. Was -1 for the night. Average performance. We’ll see if he gets another game.

    Two sum it up in two words. Kyle Chipchura. ‘Nuff said.

  158. showey47 says:

    agreed, we don’t need another gilles poisson or kiljoy or whatever his name was fiasco here.

  159. RH says:

    Nice of you to take the high road regarding a certain cheap comment sir.

  160. Sulemaan says:

    Character in the image is a guy called Ali G. He’s very popular over in the UK and in youth culture here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_G

  161. showey47 says:

    in all fairness to locke, kosts jr had much better linemates and nearly 3 times the ice time in his first game. Fourth line center is not an ideal position for a player like locke

  162. ebk says:

    well, he is not going to take ice time from the three centers in front of him , so unless there is an injury, hes kinda stuck with those wingers.

    He didn’t impress me tonight but it was just one game. I do like Chipchura and Grabovski better at the moment.

  163. Sulemaan says:

    I don’t think the comment was directed to me but whatever. You should come out to the Baby Leafs vs. Baby Habs game in February RH.

  164. Ian G Cobb says:

    Naila– Thanks for your fine transfer to print

    TIMO—Did you thank BRISEBOIS yet ??

  165. showey47 says:

    so, does halak start thursday after huet being so shaky?

  166. Ian G Cobb says:

    You got to get a life or put the blades on yourself, one track mind is bound to crash !!

  167. doug says:

    i think we need to give him regular starts.

    who are we playing, showey?

  168. Moey says:

    You’re right Doug, it has nothing to do with it, but neither do useless comments about the Breezer.

    I have come to a realization about this site, I love the way it’s set up now, but there are too many self-proclaimed administrators here. I
    don’t think there’s anything wrong with taking a shot at someone if it’s deserved.

    When this site was a lot smaller, a few months back, it was pointed out to me by another poster that this was a “hockey site dammit” not a bloody recipe exchange.

    I know it’s for all ages, but I think as long as you stick to George Carlin’s “the seven words you can’t say on television”, I don’t see anything wrong with calling a spade a spade or a moron a moron.

  169. showey47 says:

    boston, huet does play well against them so maybe stick with cristobal

  170. Naila Jinnah says:

    You’re welcome :)

  171. Sulemaan says:

    Boston I think Doug. Not to start another controversy but another goalie we have on the farm team has won a few games for us against Boston.

  172. doug says:

    you’d think i’d know that. i have tickets.

    i think it’s time for bed. sheesh!

  173. Dru says:

    We can amend that to: every year, two American teams automatically make the playoffs. All of the Canadian teams are clumped together in the same division in each conference. And because division teams play each other so much, the better any of them are, the more it hurts the points of the others.

    Same kind of politics goes on with the world cup (soccer/football). Europe gets a disproportionate number of qualifying spots set aside.

  174. N.B.habs fan says:

    Ian…you were right today about The Big B,must needed goal to keep everyone quiet till he makes a bad play than they will be all over him like the plague……

  175. Ian G Cobb says:

    Thats ok, i enjoy hockey, they enjoy critisim. who do you think has the most fun in life ?

  176. J.T. says:

    Notes on the first:

    I don’t know if they’re winning any more faceoffs, but they look like they’re growling more during them. Maybe Bob’ll buy it.

    Huet needs Rollie to pull an old Eddy Shore on him and tether him to the net until he learns to stay put. He wanders more than the Jews in the desert.

    Chipchura and Price…first NHL game on the same night, first demotion to Hamilton on the same day…first Stanley Cup in the same year??

    Poor Corey Locke didn’t have a great start. His first noticable play is a rotten giveaway followed by acquiring a minus on the Hawks goal. Hope his second is better.

    Kovalev is a beast. If you strapped him to a plow this year, he’d have the back 40 ready for planting before the ground thaws.

    If Kostitsyn the Younger doesn’t do something noticeable, he’s going to be riding the 26-man roster rollercoaster soon. He’s been very quiet for the last few games, and that’s not what Uncle Bob wants to see from him.

    All in all, a stuttering period, momentum-wise. Glad to see the lead, and hope to see it stretch to a couple of body-lengths in the second.

  177. RS says:

    It won’t be long before S. Kost is shipped back to Hamilton and Chips makes his return.

  178. Habsfan39 says:

    so is boone blogging from a press box? dumb question i know.

    but he is always talking about rds, then he is always talkin about his ride home.

    so i guess he blogs from a box on home nights?

  179. Naila Jinnah says:

    On home game nights, he’s usually on the press gallery. Tonight, he’s in the Gazette box.
    On away game nights, he watches RDS (or another broadcasting medium) and blogs away.

    The thing is, RDS is also available in the Press lounge and on the press gallery… except the volume isn’t usually on ;)

  180. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Well I’M feeling much better now with moves like these! Bring on THE SENS,DEVS,STARS,AVS,WINGS,DUCKS,CANUCKS,AND THE OTHER TOP TEAMS ,now that we’re fixed…what a joke Bob !Hope more Black hawks go missing before the pucks droped,lol

  181. J.T. says:

    I find it more than a little amazing that two rookies spending a couple of weeks in Hamilton to work on some things while a couple of other rookies get a chance to show their stuff in Montreal warrants a call for Bob Gainey’s head on a platter. Wow. So, does this mean if Halak gets a shutout during his stint in Montreal and Locke scores a few goals, Gainey’ll be headhunted for recalling Price and Chipchura when the time comes?

  182. The Teacher says:

    Dave Hodge is an idiot…4-on-4 playoff overtime…what an idiot

    sorry Habs kat I know you like him but..that was an idiotic comment.

  183. Mr Wonderful says:

    I am watching the game on Comcast/Chicago and the intermission topic was the old timers and how good it is to see them again. One thing they said and I have heard it before and it always drives me crazy is that the old timers didn’t get paid much. In comparison to today’s players that is correct but in comparison to a working person in say the 50′s these guys were making 10 times the yearly salary, instead of the 100 times the players make today. So please, no more pity party’s for the old timers.

    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
    Sir Winston Churchill

  184. Ian G Cobb says:

    N B hab– Which bridge is it in your pic. I had one just down the road from my ranch in NB.

  185. Girth says:

    Hey I’m from NB as well!
    Been in MTL for 25 years… go back to cottage in Cocagne every summer.
    Cool!

  186. Shawn S says:

    Terrible call on Koivu. Makeup call from the first.

  187. The Teacher says:

    THIS is the new nhl? with penalty calls like that? how sad…I’ll pass…

  188. MikeMcLaren says:

    Wow, I can’t remember the last time Saku took a penalty in the offensive zone! When was that last game? And the game before that? And that…?

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  189. the_vipah says:

    Wow imagine that, a completely blown call against Koivu in the O-zone. Wierd.

  190. Ed says:

    Mike Boone, how often have you used that phrase this year? You must be able to type it blindfolded.

    “And the Captain takes an O-zone hooking penalty.”

  191. The Teacher says:

    HEre come the HUET bashers

  192. linp says:

    That is not much better than Price

  193. Sulemaan says:

    great stop by huet. not.

  194. Sulemaan says:

    i like you Teach but you were saying… (Criticism of Huet does not make one a basher)

  195. Shawn S says:

    Check and mate.

  196. yathehabsrule says:

    OK that PP goal was just like the one everyone jumped on Price with the other night so ther’e proof everyone makes these mistakes…as the Blackhawks score #3 as I type this!

  197. MikeMcLaren says:

    Mike B., can you hear “HALAK, HALAK” chants yet?

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  198. Naila Jinnah says:

    Uh-oh! Double blunder by Huet, although I’d blame the first entirely on Koivu and his stupid penalty-taking.

    Will Halak get the call? That is the question, my dears, that is the question.

  199. The Teacher says:

    wait for it ;)

  200. the_vipah says:

    heh, bad call costs us another game.

  201. The Teacher says:

    come on Naila, that was beyond a cheap call

  202. Mattee. says:

    hmmm, I wonder when we’re going to start playing?

  203. Mr Wonderful says:

    The Habs have decided to watch this game instead of play it I guess. The Hawks are getting multiple shots and no one is laying a hand on them. Very sad. Another weak home game.

    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
    Sir Winston Churchill

  204. Shawn S says:

    I didn’t see Koivu take a penalty there at all. Bad call.

    (and yes, he’s been guilty of numerous o-zone calls this season.)

  205. The Teacher says:

    ahh, see we are continuing our trend of losing defensive zone face-offs

  206. yathehabsrule says:

    yeah it was a brutal call by the referees…when your stick grazes the guys jersey and in no way impedes his play…

  207. Moey says:

    Actually the Habs are right on track, they usually play a lousy second period.

  208. Naila Jinnah says:

    Maybe, but he’s known for these… Doesn’t make a difference, really, if this one was deserved or not. Should have been a call on another play, so the cosmic balance law states that this was bound to happen.

  209. Sulemaan says:

    Are you sure you’re not going to law school? ;-)

  210. fun police says:

    not bashing him, but he does do this periodically.

  211. showey47 says:

    it does make a difference because without that call we would still be winning 2-1, there is no bigger momentum shifter than poweplays and its usually the weak ones that kill us

  212. Forlando says:

    That is why the Habs are such an irregular team…when the attack is good, the defense sucks, when the defense does the job the attack blows, when both attack and defense are working the goalies decide to take a day off…we can never have everybody on the same page dammit!

  213. Mattee. says:

    One word: Kovalev.

  214. Habs-Kat says:

    :) ALL-STAR!

  215. Naila Jinnah says:

    And Marky earns his All-Star title!

  216. Sulemaan says:

    And that’s why the man is an all-star. Great second effort by Kovalev…

  217. Shawn S says:

    Beautiful powerplay, and nice work by Kovy there. Markov with the goal.

    And Maguire is right, Kovy deserves to be at the all star game.

  218. Sulemaan says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more.

  219. Mattee. says:

    I like your avatar Forlando.

  220. showey47 says:

    thank you markov, now we need huet to earn his apparent #1 goaltender status and try to make a save without giving up juicy rebounds

  221. The Teacher says:

    Kovy made that play, awesome job

  222. Mattee. says:

    That man is an artist, selfless, cold and composed.

  223. The Teacher says:

    I think he’s been getting a raw deal with a lot of these calls, but anyways

  224. Mattee. says:

    Huet. Somebody must have told him he’s an allstar. beautiful.

  225. Rugger says:

    Ask and you shall receive – great pair of saves!

  226. Sulemaan says:

    Redemption for one of the two bad goals he let in. But just one!

  227. Mattee. says:

    that means he owes us another.

  228. Sulemaan says:

    I have to say I’m impressed with the Spartan (Kostopolous) tonight. He hog-tied a player, two good shots on goal and has a couple of hits. So far so good this game.

  229. PattyBoy31 says:

    I think i jinxed Gorges

  230. PattyBoy31 says:

    POwerplay lets keep er going

  231. Moey says:

    No excuse for the Habs not to win tonight, Chicago is not great, we can beat these guys for flip sake.

  232. tony d says:

    ok everybody
    deep breath
    there
    we shouldn’t be worried about Halak and Locke joining the gang…. Price in hamilton is a good move for now…it’ll only help things down the stretch
    what we should be more concerned about is what Brisebois will bring to the game tonight…. and I’m not talkin Timbits and hot chocolate (that’s usually what I bring)
    say your prayers, fingers crossed,
    who knows we may be surprised

  233. Naila Jinnah says:

    I shotgun all the Timbits. That’s right. I’m greedy.

  234. Ed says:

    I think that both Price and Chipchura will benefit greatly from the extra playing time in Hamilton. It’s hard to believe, but TSN already has a poll asking if the Canadiens should call up Price at some point. Habs fans know that this is only a temporary move. As for Chipchura, he has the least ice time amongst the centre men, and has the lowest winning percentage on face offs. He needs to play a lot more minutes, and will get it in Hamilton.

    http://www.nhl.com/nhlstats/app?formids=PropertySelection%2CPropertySelection_0%2CPropertySelection_1%2CPropertySelection_2%2CPropertySelection_3%2CPropertySelection_4%2CPropertySelection_5%2CSubmit&component=reportBuilder.%24Form&page=Home&service=direct&submitmode=submit&submitname=&PropertySelection=0&PropertySelection_0=0&PropertySelection_1=16&PropertySelection_2=4&PropertySelection_3=0&PropertySelection_4=0&PropertySelection_5=0&Submit=Get+Stats

  235. GrimJim says:

    Yep. There are some people who have their gun sights aimed at the GM regardless of what is done or why. Anything less than the second coming of Sam Pollock or Guy Lafleur needs to be smacked down repeatedly.

    I agree with you completely JT. It’s a minor move to give Chip and Price a chance to work on their games, nothing more.

    Shall we all just take a deep breath and watch the game?

  236. TommyB says:

    Hey GrimJim, if you had a choice of sitting down with a Timmy’s to chat about hockey with Bob Gainey, or some of the posters from this site…who would you choose?

    Yeah, me too.

  237. J.T. says:

    Thanks Tom! (I assumed you’d pick me, right?!)

  238. J.T. says:

    Jerk! Sorry…Mr.Jerk!

  239. TommyB says:

    A little remedial work in the AHL will be beneficial to both Price and Chips. Both players are keepers in the long range.

    I do hope Locke gets to see some ice time, and I also would not mind seeing Halak get into a game or two. I am one who does not have trememdous faith in Huet, although I do consider him capable. Just too many lows in his graph for me, I ‘d like to see steadier performance from the number one goaltender. Huet does let in his share of softies just as Price did.

    Anyone who thought Breezer and Smolinski were done as far as getting into the lineup should really give it more thought. Vets get back in the lineup more easily than rookies. Might not always be the fairest thing, but that is just the way it is.

    The Hawks! I can’t remember the last time I saw this team play. Just not a lot of exposure the last few years. But this is a team that has started to address it’s inadequacies, with some talented young kids as well. I’m looking forward to it…should be fun…and it will be more fun if the Habs come to play tonight.

  240. Ian G Cobb says:

    Hi Tommy

    Well the wheels are turning now, just like on your car !

    Wonder where Lock will play, I have been waiting a couple of years for him to make the show. If he has got his two way play in order, were in for a treat.

  241. Chuck says:

    ***REDICULOUS CONSPIRACY THEORY ALERT***

    Price and Chipchura were assigned to Hamilton only to help bolster the ‘Dogs home gate, which averages only 3000 per game.

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  242. mjames says:

    I know it is the AHL but does anyone know what Locke’s faceoff % is? I was curious given all the emphasis on this stat. I assume he is a center.

    mjames

  243. Ian G Cobb says:

    I don,t know his % but he good at draws and he is a pure sniper, quick release and can thread the needle. Top scorer at every level he plays.

  244. Chuck says:

    :)

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  245. Barts says:

    Michael Ryder’s gotta pass that puck earlier on the 2 on 1…

  246. Mattee. says:

    that’s no friggin penalty?

  247. Shawn S says:

    Great second half of the second period for the habs so far.

  248. Ali says:

    the action in this game is awesome. end to end. not pretty for the coaches, but wouldnt you want to be at this game?

  249. the_vipah says:

    Another brutal call, is that 1:00 for sorta tripping?

    Bleh.

  250. showey47 says:

    lapierre is relentless

  251. Naila Jinnah says:

    Now THAT was dangerous.

  252. Ali says:

    whoever Komi just destroyed is still looking for the truck that cleaned his clock!

  253. showey47 says:

    huet nearly had another famous laff moment

  254. Moey says:

    Awwww Mike, that pppesky speech iiimpediment is acting up again.

  255. Ed says:

    After 2 periods, Montreal is 51% on the faceoffs, while Perreault is 64%. Also, he has an assist & is +2. For Montreal, Komisarek has 5 hits, while Kostopoulos & Bouillon have 3 each. Kostopoulos has 3 shots to go with his 3 hits. Markov leads the Habs with 16:50 ice time, while Duncan Keith has played 20:31 for Chicago.

  256. RS says:

    The Habs really need to grab a hold of this game and dominate the third period. Will their leaders rally the troops?

  257. Ian G Cobb says:

    Girth–Cocagne ah. I know it very well. Ask someone in Mtl. what a co-hog is. We will talk later. IAN

  258. Keith says:

    That’s a town in Rhode Island isn’t it lol!

  259. JB_15 says:

    I didnt see enough of Chris Higgins that period, or in the first. A lot of kostopolous (i dont know if thats because he is skating harder or because he’s getting more ice time) and a lot of streit.

    Bring out the big boys, come on. That 1 line was dominant the first couple of shifts.

    Alex Kovalev is possessed, and I love it. I really hope he makes the East all stars.

  260. Ian G Cobb says:

    Boy, Huet looks shakey in there at times. This game is in the bag if we continue to work. We have much better talent and depth. 3rd period Chicogo is nearly spent. We just need to keep our speed up.

  261. Ian G Cobb says:

    You mean you ride that island with your horse

  262. PattyBoy31 says:

    We cant lose to an AHL team! :) LETS GO HABS

  263. Naila Jinnah says:

    LOL! Family Guy!

  264. Ed says:

    Did you see Komisarek and Perreault having a few friendly words in front of the net?

  265. yathehabsrule says:

    hmmm Komi chatting with Perreault…”Hey Yanic, we could use a faceoff man…maybe you should come back”

  266. Habs-Kat says:

    If Kovalev makes it to the All-Star game, do you think he’ll win the accuracy skill test?

  267. Mattee. says:

    I just want to see him on the beakaways. I wonder what he’d pull!

  268. Mattee. says:

    and yes, I think he does.

  269. JB_15 says:

    Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. is with these lines. We arent having trouble scoring, why is carbonneau being so impatient, efff this is annoying.

  270. Ian G Cobb says:

    My friend has a cottage on the River In Cocagne

  271. Naila Jinnah says:

    Poor Champoux! Gotta love Rynbend though… Wonder who the backup ref is… Even Mulder came down!

  272. Ed says:

    Samsonov played 20:47 for Carolina as they beat Boston 1-0. He had 3 shots on net, and 1 blocked shot, but no points. That seems like a lot of ice time for him.

  273. Shawn S says:

    Great shift by koivu. Felt like a 2min shift. Too bad tenderness couldn’t pop it in.

  274. Mattee. says:

    I think Latendresses long reach might be why he plays so well with koivu. I find that koivu tends to put the passes pretty far in front of a player.

  275. showey47 says:

    Koivu can’t get a call if his life depended on it, he gets taken down constantly and never gets called.

  276. Sulemaan says:

    It’s gotta be his last chance in the NHL.

  277. Mattee. says:

    I dunno, if he gets placed on waivers that makes three. third time is the charm…

  278. Sulemaan says:

    You mean if Carolina puts him on waivers? Who would pick him up now?

  279. Mattee. says:

    I like the fact that Locke shot right there. He’s got a pretty decent shot. nervous…

  280. Mattee. says:

    I was surprised Carolina picked him up in the first place! You never know… some crazy GM somewhere who hasn’t looked at Samsonovs stats in a long long time.

  281. showey47 says:

    well, he saw his option t.k. and made the right choice

  282. Keith says:

    No horse, I live in Freddy Beach.

  283. Sulemaan says:

    I agree. Carbo should double-shift these guys.

    BTW – I suspect you have seen this already: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPQVew0L0Vg

  284. Mattee. says:

    this is true. Although Kostop has had a stong(er) night.

  285. showey47 says:

    true, he is good at what he does but it isn’t scoring.

  286. Mattee. says:

    Locke wins faceoff.

  287. showey47 says:

    are we all in agreement that we need to win this game in regulation or in overtime? Please no shootout

  288. Mattee. says:

    hmmm I dunno, nothing like increased blood pressure…

  289. Ali says:

    nothing worse then Huet in a shootout…

  290. showey47 says:

    that was the point i was making, huet’s snowman imitations on shootouts are not working out so well for us

  291. Sulemaan says:

    i love the ‘you’re speaking in Canada’ with steve nash…

  292. Shawn S says:

    God, I don’t think I could take another OT Loss to a subpar team. We need two points, nothing less.

  293. Sulemaan says:

    Is it 6 on 5? Or supposed to be 5 on 5?

    The fact they are down a linesman is b.s. I recall when they used to play with one referre and two linesman.

  294. the_vipah says:

    Refs blow another easy one. I don’t really think it matters how many officials are on the ice at this point.

  295. The Teacher says:

    Any points against Western Conference teams are good points.

  296. Shawn S says:

    1 point is not good enough….

  297. Mattee. says:

    *nervous nervous*

  298. Sulemaan says:

    Pierre McGuire thinks Samsonov’s departure from the team might also have been a reason for the revitalization of Kovalev. He might be on to something.

  299. Moey says:

    Pray we score in overtime, we don’t want deer Christobel freezing in the headlights on a shootout.

  300. showey47 says:

    true but we should of won this game easily huet’s 2 softies may cost us a point

  301. Shawn S says:

    Wow, great play by Hamrlik.

    I know you can’t break up the Pleks line, but Koivu and Kovalev need to on the ice alot more together than they are.

  302. Moey says:

    That’s all you’re getting, so move on.

  303. Sulemaan says:

    Amen Moey.

  304. Moey says:

    Sometimes, prayers work.

  305. Sulemaan says:

    It did tonight. :-)

  306. Keith says:

    Great party spot at the Regatta in the summer, but I don’t think they have the Regatta anymore. Great finish to the game eh Ian?

  307. DD says:

    Ian and Tommy

    I had the pleasure of seeing Corey Locke for 2 years when I had season’s tickets for the 67′s. Your right Ian, he knows how to put the biscuit in the basket.

    I hope Carbo has the good sense to play him with some offensive minded players and doesn’t use him to fill Chipchura’s role, because if he does, he’s wasting our time and Locke’s.

    Go get him, kid.

    On another note, I don’t know if anyone mentioned this about the 5 goals Carey Price gave up to Washington, but the Capitals scored 14 goals in 2 back to back games against the sens on Dec. 29th (8 goals) and Jan. 1st (6 goals). The Capitals have a team that can score some points, even against the one of the best teams in the league.

  308. Chuck says:

    That’s why I have a tough time with seeing this move as a “Carey, you’re not ready for the NHL so you’re going to play in Hamilton” type of thing. It’s not like they sheltered Carey from the NHL elite players and teams, and he has accounted for himself quite well… often times better than Huet. I mean, they don’t even trust Huet to play the laffs anymore! :)
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  309. showey47 says:

    i’m thinking locke will take lapierre’s spot between higgins and ryder and lapierre will take chippers spot on the fourth line

  310. DD says:

    That makes sense, Showey.

  311. showey47 says:

    but then who is sitting if streit is being moved to forward because of breezer coming back?

  312. Chuck says:

    The plot thickens…
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  313. DD says:

    I hope they don’t sit Kostitsyn Junior. I’ve been very impressed with the kid so far. He looks like he’s going to be a quality sniper in the near future. It almost makes me think, Mikhail Grab who?

  314. J.T. says:

    I’d guess Dandy…he’s been invisible lately.

  315. showey47 says:

    shouldn’t be much of a plot though, leave breezer in the pressbox till we run out of echl defencemen to call up.

  316. DD says:

    That makes sense, Showey.

  317. TommyB says:

    Yeah, Chuck….Carbonneau stated in an interview today that Price will see about 4 starts in the next short time with the Bulldogs. A period in which he can get some intense work and regain some confidence. In short, a crash course in conditioning.

    Also, not that I put much into Pierre McGuires comments, but he says Price is in Hamilton for 7 to 10 days tops. It seems to me that Gainey doesn’t like to see his employees sitting around waiting to punch their time cards. He’d rather see them hard at work. Looking at it that way, I like it!

  318. Chuck says:

    Also, I think that Halak makes less that Price, so Gainey save a few bucks against the cap, too.
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  319. mjames says:

    Thanks –

    I am going to hold you to the scouting report. It would be great if you are spot on!

    mjames

  320. Naila Jinnah says:

    I don’t think the AHL tabulates faceoff percentage. If they do, it’s not readily available on their website.

  321. Habs-Kat says:

    I’m looking forward to watching Kane and Toews for the first time, should be a good show.

  322. showey47 says:

    sorry to burst the bubble but toews is out with a knee injury, but it will be fun to watch former london knights linemates kane and sergei kostitsyn play against each other.

  323. Habs-Kat says:

    By the way, the team’s prettiness took a pretty big blow with the omission of Price and Chips :(

  324. Chuck says:

    I’m surprised that you and Naila aren’t busy consoling each other. ;)
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  325. Ian G Cobb says:

    Don,t worry about the prettiness, they still have me !!

  326. Habs-Kat says:

    :(
    Well I’ll be happy watching Kane anyway.

  327. J.T. says:

    What’s the over/under on number of games before the ‘Canes waive Samsonov?

  328. Habs-Kat says:

    I think they’ll send him to the minors before the playoffs, then he can go to Russia in the off-season.

  329. Naila Jinnah says:

    12?
    I want to say 5, but that’s probably very unrealistic ;)

  330. DD says:

    J.T.
    Picture me, if you can, holding up both of my hands, as if I’m comparing an imaginary weight. Out loud I’m saying Bob Gainey, (probably the greatest defensive forward to play our game and the man who has single handedly righted the good ship Habitant) while looking at my right hand, and I’m saying, J.T.(who keeps a loaded cannon on their front yard to shoot wandering mainlanders and eats seal flipper pie with cod tongue gravy for breakfast) while looking at my left.

    Gee, now that I really think about it, it’s a toss up.

  331. Naila Jinnah says:

    I vote J.T. with a bit of Bob experience and cold-headedness.

  332. J.T. says:

    That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.

  333. Naila Jinnah says:

    HA! That’s because I’ve gotten over Chipper and Price… The competition is too steep with all those puckbunnies…

    …speaking of which, those previews for MVP look really good…

  334. DD says:

    Mr. Pig, to you!

  335. showey47 says:

    please no brisebois

  336. Infanteer says:

    Did Brisebois not score tonight?

  337. Infanteer says:

    Markov, by the way, is now tied for goals among the league’s defencemen.

  338. Mattee. says:

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  339. The Teacher says:

    Hahaha! The French Connection!

  340. Habs-Kat says:

    Gui! Gui! Gui!

  341. Ali says:

    as Johnny Drama would say, “VICTORY!!!!!”

  342. doug says:

    that was a hilarious episode. . . love that character.

  343. Shawn S says:

    Maxim to tenderness?!?!?wtf!??! !!!

    I’m seeing double….4 krustys!

  344. Infanteer says:

    My last comment: before the goal

  345. showey47 says:

    thank you gui we don’t have to see huet blow it for us again in the shootout

  346. Jay in PA says:

    I was thinking it, but I didn’t want to be the first to say it.

  347. Sulemaan says:

    Sorry but he just makes a lot of people nervous when playing defensively. Especially in a run and gun 4 on 4 game. Goal he scored tonight aside.

  348. showey47 says:

    for sure, he may of scored tonight but other than the powerplay he is best served opening and closing the door for the other dmen.

  349. ebk says:

    lol, you are correct, sir

  350. Shawn S says:

    WOOOOO! Penalty shot! Tom K got away with murder there.

  351. Shawn S says:

    Ouch, ugly sequence. 1-1

  352. Mike says:

    defense boys. we need it

  353. linp says:

    Who says Locke is better than CHips?

  354. Shawn S says:

    I love Chips as much as the next heterosexual male, but give Locke a break, its his first game.

  355. DYCSoccer17 says:

    ughhh….freaking delay of game rule

  356. The Teacher says:

    now THAT came off his stick weird.

  357. Sulemaan says:

    Is it me or has Lapierre taken some ‘brain-fart’ penalties lately…

  358. P St. Pierre says:

    That was weird…I feel bad for Max on that play. Perhaps he could have controlled it better, but its hard to say. The puck wasn’t on my stick.

  359. The Teacher says:

    surprised he called a penalty shot since he got the shot off, and we tackled the defense-man at the blue line , but i’ll take it

  360. Sulemaan says:

    It looks like Kostopolous hog-tied the defencemen on the point there…lol

  361. PattyBoy31 says:

    I literally Laughed out loud when that happened and streit got a breakaway

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