Martin F.

He haunts our dreams …

29 saves and a big fat goose-egg


  1. SeriousFan09 says:

    The problem is this anti-European stuff is endemic, it permeates the league, that senile bigot on CBC gets to rave about it every week and there’s a lot of caveman types in the NHL front offices and all levels of coaching that don’t respect European players. Canadian and US-born players grow up with this and some of them get indoctrinated with this attitude of don’t trust Europeans and don’t expect them to put it on the line. Creates rifts among teams because of prejudices that have been fostered out of ignorance and European players find it hard to integrate because the other guys have been fed for years that their new teammate is heartless, money-hungry and unreliable. Need them to fill out the talent holes in the 30-team NHL but god forbid we embrace them a little.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  2. StevieRay says:


  3. DearyLeary says:

    To be fair, the paranoia isn’t unwarranted. 

  4. SeriousFan09 says:

    Oh good, typical Russian paranoia.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  5. HabFanSince72 says:


  6. HabFanSince72 says:

    More likely Avtsin will be back in Russia and Schultz a career AHLer.


  7. Mike Boone says:

    Tough kid, though. More than 100 PiM in the W last season

  8. SPATS says:

    Wayyyy mon boy!!!! merci


  9. C3P1 says:

    merci beaucoup!  finally I found this one…I got a new computer and lost all my bookmarks…now I get to hear “et le but” in all it’s glory


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  10. Hockey Socks says:

    I like Gallagher. Could go the way of Gionta.

  11. Bryan says:

    Hurry up and drop the puck.  I’m getting antsy.


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  12. nightmare_49 says:

    …  The refs for tonight’s sleeper will be Stephane Auger and Stephen Walkom (both had an average season in 2009/2010). 

  13. SeriousFan09 says:

    My RDS feed for the season.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  14. SPATS says:

    I’m stuck on the road in Guelph and don’t have my beloved RDS HD feed or PVR arggggghhhhhh…. Any buddy out there have a live feed link for tonites tilt?


  15. habaholic68NJ says:

    Coach?  What is that?

  16. Ron says:

    Hope ur right SF. Theo was a good one for sure much like St Louis.

  17. SeriousFan09 says:

    Gallagher is about a 4 to 5-year project realistically for the Habs I’d say, by then we could have a different Top-6 unit entirely and room for a small, but dangerous scoring forward.

    In 5 years, Kristo, Leblanc and Avtsin could be headlining some offence and Ian Schultz could be our Hartnell or Knuble.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  18. DearyLeary says:

    Well I’ll hold out hope until I see him make the junior roster, then we’ll see his performance and get a better idea of what to expect.  Let’s remember that most players taken in the later rounds (especially from the CHL due to relatively high exposure in comparison to Europeans) are late round picks for a reason.

    Also, we’ve got a pretty small team as it is, I’d rather see something more immediate, lika Pacioretty develop into a terror on the wing. 

    I’m also planning on attending some London Knights away games to get a look at Tinordi in action.  Could you imagine Hal Gill if he was mean?  Not to mention Tinordi will likely be a better skater due to the difference in training generations.

  19. Willy the bum says:

    When the Habs win this game, Brodeur will know he’s getting old.

  20. Shiloh says:

    Up here in Northwestern Ontario were are a huge distance from Toronto yet we always get the Loafs and nothing else. For example, Kenora is 4 hours closer to Edmonton by car than Toronto and Thunder Bay is about the same distance from each, but they still treat us like we’re in the GTA when it comes to “regional” broadcasts.

  21. SeriousFan09 says:

    Desharnais is 3 inches shorter (that 5’7″ estimation is a laugh, Gazette writers marked as 5’5″ before this September’s camp) and got along in the much softer QMJHL, the WHL is the most physically punishing junior league there is and Gallagher’s surviving and thriving in it so far, I think he’s got a little more of the Theo Fleury in him than Desharnais.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  22. Bryan says:

    Yeah, unfortunately I see him as being the next Deharnais.


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  23. DearyLeary says:

    As much as I want to believe Brendan Gallagher will develop, it’s hard to hold your breath for a kid that’s 5’8″


    And as far as PK with Hammer goes, I like it.  It turns into a steady presence and a puck mover for every pair.  Whoever is lucky enough to get paired with Markov gets both the steady presence on the back, and the puck moving.  PK can move the puck and take some chances, Hammer is a rock to hold the fort.  JG to move the puck, Gill to hold the fort.  Balance on your pairings is important.  I don’t want a tandem that’s just there to hold things down, we need to be able to break out too.

  24. Willy the bum says:

    Also LA, you can ask Patrick Roy.

  25. C3P1 says:

    espn reporting that drew doughty, national hero, out “at least a week” with an “upper body injury”…can’t be good for the kings.  saying maybe a concussion


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  26. 24 Cups says:

    Chris Aung-Thwin has posted a new article on The Other Wing (right hand side of the page, scroll down).

  27. Timo says:

    isn’t it what coach is for? if your players can’t figure it out you go home, watch some videos, draw up some plays, practice them… you know… the whole coaching bit.

  28. Timo says:

    I think it was 5 straight losses to start the season. But it must have been just the trigger. I am sure there was stuff between Savard and/or Demers and Corey that lead to Corey pulling the trigger.

  29. jbroderi says:

    sorry, i was wondering how you could find the time to globe trot to NHL games!! hahaha



    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  30. TB says:

    I agree it seems like Martin has Pouliot down in the bottom six to work on his checking and play without the puck – basically he is getting him to start doing what all of us want him to do on the GG line bang around go to the net and be responsible defensively

    if Martin left him on the GG line to perfect this we would all be ready to kill him because when you are in the top 6 you are expected to contribute offensively too – I think this would be too much for Pouliot to handle and he would never come out of his funk

  31. B says:

    TSN breaking the news that Kovelev has so far been “Not very good”. Who knew?

  32. forskis says:

    On the broadcasting front…TSN has just announced that they are now the official English-Language broadcaster of the Habs…24-30 games over the next 2-3 seasons from Eastern Ontario to Atlantic Canada…makes sense since TSN and RDS are owned by the same entity and the Habs gave TSN a great first round in the playoffs last season.

    I guess that destroys that oft-mentioned rumor that The Score wanted to broadcast all the Habs games in English.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  33. LA Loyalist says:

    Brodeur almost always plays well against us.

    Hopefully Price will see this as an opportunity.

    SOMEONE please remind me WHY Houle/Tremblay replaced Savard/Demers on that dark day in 1995?

     Does anyone even remember the reason?

    I went into a long funk subsequent thereto and blocked it from my brain, such as it is, was, or will ever be.

    I don’t want to go down memory lane, but some days you just have no choice.

  34. shootdapuck says:

    You missed the boat on that one!


    I saw Detroit play in Phoenix Saturday night and will see LA play in Phoenix this evening.


    Tix are not 30.00 for sure.



    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
    1st star: Henri Richard
    2nd Star: Doug Harvey
    3rd Star: Jacques Plante

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  35. AH says:

    I really hope I’m wrong, but I don’t have a good feeling about tonight…4 days off, Jersey on edge after a poor start, and Martin F. coming home…yikes!

    GO HABS GO!!

  36. StevieRay says:

    I agree he does gain it effectively … however it’s what’s happening once  he’s there … always heads for the perimeter  with both hands high on the stick .. which is OK for passing but waek for shooting .

  37. helluva habs fan says:

    I’ve never seen a player able to consistantly gain the offensive zone like Gomez. They just need to figure out what to do from there. And I think they will.

  38. helluva habs fan says:

    I think JM is hoping that by demoting Pouliot, he is taking the pressure off him, giving him time to work on his game and build up his confidence. And I think it’s slowly working. He started training camp by answering questions like, “what did you improve this off-season?” “what do you need to do differently to find success?” “why were you so awful last spring while the rest of your team overachieved?” He’s been playing with much more fire and intensity than we’ve seen since he debuted last year, even if he still looks soft at times. Give him a little more time to get his game where it needs to be intensity wise and I think you’ll see him back up sometime in November.

    I agree that Moen and Pyatt aren’t top line guys (although Pyatt has potential). But for right now, who else to you put up there? Eller is just a rookie still learning how to be an NHLer, let alone JM’s system, which took our vets all of last season to nail down. Pyatt played very will with Gomez and Gionta in the playoffs even if he wasn’t a scoring threat. It’s the best option for now, until someone else starts lighting the lamp and gets his opportunity.

  39. StevieRay says:

    I realize Gomez is a set up man/playmaker .. but I’d like to see him get his nose into traffic more often . He seems to be always turning away from the puck once he passes it or attempts to pass it .. far to often I see him just flicking his stick out at th epuck and then making the big circle. He’s a notorious slow starter so maybe it’ll take a few games .. lets hope so .

    so who was on his wing last year besides Gionta ?  Eller,Pouliot and Moen .. that’s th eline I’d like to see together for a couple of games ..

  40. shootdapuck says:

    Last year is not this year!

    How much do Atlanta, the Florida teams, Columbus and other traditional markets dump their tickets for?

    Check it out!


    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
    1st star: Henri Richard
    2nd Star: Doug Harvey
    3rd Star: Jacques Plante

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  41. jbroderi says:

    nice pic, bu the way.  Detroit and even LA are different beasts than the other teams as far as fans go. You can’t compare ticket prices in Detroit and Phoenix!


    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  42. oshawahabsfan says:

    Yet the NHL was smart enough to approve a new building for New Jersey. That’s a team that should fold, their attendance has been as bad as sunbelt teams for years now. They have Kovalchuk and they can’t even come close to a sellout, that’s beyond pathetic

  43. SeriousFan09 says:

    Last season their sellouts involved 30$ tickets for the upper bowl.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  44. GoldenGirl11 says:

    Adam Gopnik! Wow! Is he in town to interview anyone? A article on the Habs in The New Yorker? Or maybe he’s looking for Habs fans who are also soon to be published authors to write about. I hear the authors of soon to be released Truman Show Delusions are Habs fans. Now that would be cool.

  45. shootdapuck says:


    Really and you know this how?

    I went to the Detroit game on Saturday and will see LA this evening neither tickets were that cheap!





    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
    1st star: Henri Richard
    2nd Star: Doug Harvey
    3rd Star: Jacques Plante

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  46. SeriousFan09 says:

    Phoenix was a winner last season and their tickets are about as cheap as an AHL ticket. They flop around this year it’ll go right back down. NJD never draw a crowd anyway.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  47. Timo says:

    Finally you’re getting it :)

  48. jbroderi says:

    I want it to be clear that I am a Pseudo Martin supporter anf think that when the team listens to him, they reap the rewards in the win column.  That being said, I think his mix and match approach to the Gomez line is not going to bear any fruit in the near future.  There are two main factors to this thought.


    1.  No one is given enough time to form chemistry in that role.  We only played 5 games and now we have the 3 or 4th guy trying to fill the spot.  Whoever has success there will nee a little time to get it going.

    2.  This is really quite simple.  Pyatt and Moen are not top 6 guys!!  They are great, and they do have attributes that could make them successful with Gionta and Gomez, but it is really a quick fix.  The best that could happen would be a few games in a row when the whole line got hot.  Their production would tail off, even if they got a quick start. 

    I know pouliot is struggling with confidence, but he isn’t a 4th line guy.  Maybe he shouldn’t be on one of the top lines, but him playing as he is this year right now is likely a better choice than Pyatt, Moen, Boyd etc etc



    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  49. Caper says:

    Right you are Boone. Those two set back the organization for years and we are only recovering.  God that was an awful time.

  50. Greg says:

    Of course I can’t be sure, but I’m 100% sure Gauthier tried to get Byfuglien. He went to Atlanta in a huge deal. 9 players or something like that. I doubt Gauthier was interested in moving that many assets.


    “I lined up next to him at a faceoff, looked over and said “Hi Rocket”. All he did was growl.”

    -Gordie Howe

  51. B says:

    Columbus drew 9,802 last night.
    Atlanta drew 8,820 last night.

    Tampa drew 13,277 Monday.
    Anaheim drew 13,574 Sunday.

    Last Saturday:
    Jersey drew 13,056,
    Dallas drew 11,750,
    the Islander drew 10,127
    but Phoenix drew 17,125

  52. habsnyc says:

    unless gomez is asking for a new wing, the team has to keep its most talented young player on that line.  Moen is certainly not that person.  i could see this move in the playoffs to get a spark.  this is a bowman type of move for a shift or two in a third period to get a spark.  but i see no reason to make such a move after a handful of regular season games.  

    jm just basically informed his gm that their two attempts at finding a young power forward have failed.  either the coach can’t get the talent out of his players or the gm can’t evaluate talent.  either way, it makes no sense to spend something like $30 million on gomez for him to play with Moen. 

    the third possibility – that it made no sense to acquire g&g in the first place -is moot at this point. 

    i’m all for giving eller or pouliot or someone from the ahl another shot at the spot.  but putting fourth liners on the first line makes no sense early in the season for a team that has a winning record. 

  53. PrimeTime says:

    Gomez and the Captain will be fine. If they are not a great 1st line today, they make a great 2nd line….they have so much speed it keeps the opposing D back. Do we need a big body with some hands in front of the net – Habsolutely. Have we that player today – No. So IMO, they need to move the puck quickly and involve the D. Having the proper D pairing ie. Markov when he returns and/or PK will create more ice in the O-zone and quick puck movement should create open chances. Just need to be cautious of the turnovers.

    Cammy, Pleks, and AK are a threat each time on the ice. But I remain reserved about AK until he takes a big hit and comes back just as strong. Too many times he has played with confidence only to have it knocked out him for long periods. 

    D, even without Markov, has been very good. Gorges is really stepping up and Gill has surprised most. Hated Gill in TO of course and was hesitant when we acquired but he really has learned his positional play and knows his limitations. 

    Price – what can we say?? 50% were right and 50% were wrong and that won’t change all year.


  54. ZepFan2 says:

    “Oct. 21, 1995: Réjean Houle and Mario Tremblay replace Serge Savard and Jacques Demers.”

    No wonder it’s so dark and dreary outside.


    “Analyst: And I will say things you already know, five seconds after you yell them at your television.”

  55. HabsProf says:

    Here’s an interesting article about Boucher and the Lightning (if we’re not all sick of hearing about ’em) from an unusual source:  the Wall Street Journal.


    Puttin’ on the foil.

    They brought their f____ing toys with them!

  56. punkster says:

    Moved from the other page.

    Interesting comments over the past few days
    about JM’s struggle to fire up the G&G line. My take is that this
    line will likely see a revolving door of partners for them. Some will
    click, some won’t and eventually a rotation of sorts will be the norm
    depending on who we play. Speedsters verusus grinders, the key being the
    player who goes to the net, sets up a screen, distracts the defenders.

    interesting are JM’s comments in the Hickey article. Doesn’t seem,
    based on his comments, like he’s punishing players as much as he’s
    searching for the right players in the right situations overall. Maybe
    he’s not punitively benching guys like Eller, OB, Pyatt. Of course, as
    we all know, JM ruins young players doesn’t he?

  57. baja says:

    They are completely different players. Halpern is pretty good defensively and strong in the corners and prevents Plekanec from logging too much ice-time. That being said, it is hard to find a big guy that wants to stand in front of the net instead of 5 feet away from it ( a la Latendresse).


    It seems you’ve got the brawn to beat me if this was all it takes,
    But I’ve got skills to pay the bills and punish each of your mistakes.

  58. G-Man says:

    35 points/season the last 3 isn’t that great a total. However, you can’t teach size and toughness and Byfuglien definitely has those.

  59. baja says:

    I remember the day that Demers and Savard were fired pretty well. The team started off 0 and 4 and, like usual, Ronald Corey panicked. The team then went on a 5-0 run. At that time, it seemed like a pretty smart move until the whole Roy fiasco started.


    It seems you’ve got the brawn to beat me if this was all it takes,
    But I’ve got skills to pay the bills and punish each of your mistakes.

  60. Hockey Socks says:

    I agree completely. I’d rather Byfuglien than Halpern. I’m sure that our powerplay would be a lot more effective than it has been if Byfuglien were crashing the crease.

  61. habs365 says:

    some of you fans are funny but i like it

  62. arcosenate says:

    Gopnik is a great writer and he has an awesome job.  Is he doing some kind of piece about the game?


    Habs 5 Devils 2.

  63. FrederictonHabsfan says:

    Won’t Adam be disappointed?  I thought Red was above things such as a pressbox?

    Or is it just locker rooms and the players who don’t deserve his presence.

    I suppose he’s still willing to take the free admission and food, while some of us don’t have the extra cash to even make a trip to montreal and sit in the cheap seats.  (ironically, Red would be very popular in the drinking/booing section)

  64. FrederictonHabsfan says:

    I really hoped that the Habs would ahve made a move for Dustin Bufglien or however you spell it.  His contract was reasonable and he’s the banger I think the team is sorely in need of.

  65. FrederictonHabsfan says:

    I can’t believe the Habs haven’t give Pouliot more of a shot on that line.  If he’s in the doghouse this badly already, they should have seen it coming and not re-signed him this past offseason. 

  66. Lafrich says:

    Agree with you. In fact, i think it is G and G that need to go to the doghouse.

  67. Rob D says:

    Meh..crap happens..they were awful tonight..just about all of them.

    With the present talent level on the team, we are just going to have to get used to dozens of nailbiting games this year. It’s not exactly an explosive offense and they need to compete at a certain level to win games. Tonight, they floated and didn’t give 2nd effort very much.

    Part of me overreacts after such games and wishes we could trade 7 of the grinders we employ for one actual , honest to goodness Steve Yzerman clone. But it ain’t happening. So after my little fantasy, I get back to reality and break out my Kirk Muller jersey in hopes the Habs will emulate that guy in very game left. Kirk means work. Too little of that quality on display tonight, with predictable results.



  68. SlovakHab says:

    I honestly thought that Price played an EXCELLENT game tonight.

    NJ only had 13 shots, but of those 13 shots, 8 were pretty big scoring chances.

    I thought he was our best player in this game. Made some great saves. Got 1 unlucky bounce on the second goal. 

    If the rest of the team showed up and we won 5-2 or 5-3, nobody would complain about Price. He was good and I can’t believe people can’t see that. Habs fans are knowledgeable? Yeah right…

  69. avatar_58 says:

    I like how quickly TSN updated to remove the leaf’s loss as the main spotlight.

  70. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’m really, really glad thr Habs I/O Summit has NOTHING to do with a Devils game.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  71. says:


    They Call Me Shane

  72. yathehabsrule says:

    If Ian planned that, he’d be tarred and feathered…. and there’s not enough chickens, or tar, to do that!! … JK Ian.




    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  73. Chuck says:

    Unless your the 76-77 Canadiens, no matter how well (or how poorly) you play, you’ll probably loose 1/3 of your games. And the opposite is true: no matter how well (or how poorly) you play, you’ll probably win 1/3 of your games.

    It just so happens that tonight was one of the former.

    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  74. yathehabsrule says:

    OK, which reporter asked Gionta how he felt about the two interference calls?

    He’s not going to answer that one!


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  75. HABSsince92 says:

    God I truly hate the New Jersey Devils and Brodeur. He is such an overrated piece of garbage. The Devils represent everything that is wrong with today’s NHL…….1. Defensive, trap 90’s hockey. 2. Crazy contracts 3. Empty arenas because nobody cares to watch their team. There is no team or player I despise more then them.



    Been a Habs fan since I was in 2nd grade and sat behind Patrick Roy at the Aud.

  76. HABSsince92 says:

    God I truly hate the New Jersey Devils and Brodeur. He is such an overrated piece of garbage. The Devils represent everything that is wrong with today’s NHL…….1. Defensive, trap 90’s hockey. 2. Crazy contracts 3. Empty arenas because nobody cares to watch their team. There is no team or player I despise more then them.



    Been a Habs fan since I was in 2nd grade and sat behind Patrick Roy at the Aud.

  77. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Look,Price is a good tender  and makes some remarkable and athletic saves,BUT THERE’S WAY MORE TO N.H.L.goalkeeping than looking pretty and it’s called CONSISTENT! And so far in Carey’s first four years he’s the meaning of the word inconsistent ! The problem is he was a back-up to other back-up’s and obviously this did not help him either ,IMO

  78. TomNickle says:

    So now that people have called you out on not actually watching the game you’re pulling the consistency card.

    And guess what, he’s been consistent through 6 games this season.

    Try again half fan.

  79. yathehabsrule says:



    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  80. joeybarrie says:

    Are you calling Halak a back up? What are you even saying? Honestly I can’t figure out if your clueless or if you are doing it on purpose. You should just quite posting until you understand hockey a little bit better, you are out of your league. You should have a discussion with my two beagles (McKibbon and Lachlan), I think your closer to their level of hockey intelligence.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  81. Xtrahabsfan says:

    I’d rather be a half fan than a halfwit,lol

  82. TomNickle says:

    But it seems you half it both ways.

  83. SlovakHab says:

    he’s been consistent through 6 games this season – consistently good

  84. yathehabsrule says:

    Players aren’t going to comment on the officiating, especially Gionta. It would sound like they were making excuses.



    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  85. TomNickle says:

    If I were an NHL official and Gionta shook his head at a call I made.  I’d probably know right away it was the wrong call.

    Has the guy ever argued with an official?

  86. Chuck says:

    Yep. ESPECIALLY your captain. He’s the guy who’s got to suck it up and take the high road.

    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  87. HardHabits says:

    The funniest thing is that this whole night is summed up so succinctly by Boone. Marty F.

    HIO running gags are aplenty.

  88. TomNickle says:

    That’s what I was saying!

  89. yathehabsrule says:

    Yep. It was right with the question they asked Price about the ice. Price said it wasn’t perfect, but acknowledged that you can’t use it as an excuse.


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  90. sidhu says:

    Gomez has been horrible for us so far, probably the most underachieving player we have.

    PK was our best skater, Price had a solid game overall.

    That sure was a boring, frustrating game to watch.

  91. larisalapointe says:

    Gio and Gomez are like a longterm married couple. JM keeps adding a threesome for them to spice things up but nothing doing. They need a trial separation.

    JM could take a lesson from Joel Quenneville. The minute he separated Toews and Kane,last playoffs, is when things started to happen.

  92. joeybarrie says:

    Wait are you saying Gomez was playing tonight? I thought he was injured and sitting at home. I don’t think I heard his name once… We are in a funk. BUT our funk leaves us 3-2-1. Not bad at all. AGAIN we are only getting better once Marky is back.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  93. nick says:

    Can’t win without scoring any goals. Simple as that.

  94. Chuck says:

    Good point!

    Oh, and I didn’t mean to mention this in front of everybody, but I think that you’ve got a hand full of moose junk.

    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  95. larisalapointe says:

    Oh Chuck I thought the picture would be too small for anyone to catch that. hahahahahaha

  96. larisalapointe says:

    I’m just waving bye-bye!

  97. yathehabsrule says:

    Bulldogs lost tonight as well, but at least they are scoring, especially on the power play!


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  98. shootdapuck says:

    At least the world has righted itself and is spinning on its normal axis!

    The Laffs lost…….again.



    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
    1st star: Henri Richard
    2nd Star: Doug Harvey
    3rd Star: Jacques Plante

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  99. LizardKing1967 says:

    no. that’s where Gio was called for goaltender interfeence. I think Stephane Auger is the second coming of Kerry (the coiff . hab hater) Fraser.

    Refs sucked tnight


    Jim-out. I BELIEVE!

  100. Peterborough Habs Fan says:

    Les Canadiens sont la

  101. Peterborough Habs Fan says:

    At least when we lose we don’t blame everything on the refs, ie; The Laffs

  102. Shiloh says:

    Maybe a different centre for Gionta and Pouliot – how about Eller? But then where does Gomez play? One-eighth of our cap has to play….

  103. HardHabits says:

    What’s this? Gomez takes up 1/8 of the Habs cap!!! Incredible news. No-one here knew that. How informative. Please do some more research and impart some more wisdom on us, wisdom tinted with your classic and high-brow humor. NOT!

  104. tbovs says:

    Pouliot has to realize just because you’ve made it doesn’t mean you’ve made it.  I watched this kid in Sudbury dismantle teams…he was the only player on that team and he destroyed guys his rookie year.  He has the talent but the desire isn’t there.  That being said he had a rough road with hockey becuase his dad had a long battle with cancer that decimated him and his family when he was 15 and took a year off of hockey.  For some reason…and i am not a psychologist….i think it is still affecting his hockey career whether through depresion or some other deep seated emotion becuase that is the only thing that is lacking in his game.  I can say that because my father just passed away after a long illness and I just went through a brain tumour operation myself and it has completely affected my life for the last year with depression et al.  So that is my two dimes with him and I hope he can get going and motivated. 

    As for Martin F. and company, they are in such a quagmire that they don’t know what way is up.  Marty has to get bad at some point or just not care…didn’t we get that feeling after the gold medal game Last year???  Time for the devils to either trade for the goaltending future or draft one because right now that is their biggest weakness.




  105. thirdstone says:

    Good to hear an analysis based on his past like that. Hope things are going better for you now.

  106. Rugger says:

    I think if Kovy II had been locked up “legally” earlier, NJ would have gone hard after Halak or Price (unless Lou really is beyond the point of caring and wants out)

  107. MusicMutt says:

    actually Martin went out of his way to point out the Benny in NOT in the doghouse, and in fact it’s G&G that are the ones barking…

  108. MikeL says:

    Rejean Houle is right up there with the worst GM’s in NHL history. Some of his trades were almost comical.

    Maybe not his worst, but when I was 11 or 12, my favorite player was Valeri Bure. Houle traded him from Jonas F. Hoglund. With his brother scoring 50 goals annually in the “dead puck” era, you don’t trade anyone with the last name Bure. Especially for Jonas F. Hoglund.

    I don’t miss those days.

  109. habsnyc says:

    Houle was bad, but not worst of all time.  Gainey didn’t achieve much more than Houle and Gainey doubled the payroll that Houle was forced to half.  I would call all the coaches and gm’s of the past 18 years mediocre. 


  110. G-Man says:

    I wondered why this day reminded me of something that smelled bad. I still can’t believe it after all this time.

    Ronald Corey is the biggest moron of all time.

  111. SlovakHab says:

    4 days without hockey..?

    I can’t wait for the game to start!!!1

  112. avatar_58 says:

    How did we go months without it? Such dark times they were

  113. G-Man says:

    Tonight Gionta and Gomez display why NJ should never have let them go and Brodeur will continue his early season ( and probably his last) woes.

    Habs will need 3.

  114. LNev says:

    I’m a pretty good left winger on my NHL11 team if that counts.

  115. Shiloh says:

    Sad little boy – go taunt the neighbour’s cat little troll.

  116. Shiloh says:

    No – the little pest/cheerleader who called me names for daring to point out that Gomer eats 1/8 of our cap. I thought your suggestion of Russia was bang-on.

  117. The_Salted_One says:

    Personally, i watched pens-habs playoff highlights everyday. once in a while i would throw in the odd 5-0 comback highlights, as well.  kept me somewhat sane untill the first televised pre-season game was on.

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  118. andrewberkshire says:

    This is the longest half hour of game days. It always drags.

  119. SeriousFan09 says:

    This is nothing, wait until the Habs go on a Western swing.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  120. Keith says:

    Glad there is a game on tonight. Seems like forever since the last one. GO HABS GO!!!

  121. nick says:

    Just me or did we go through another off season?

    With the exception of the ridiculous number of injuries which occured…

    I really miss last years Olympic schedule of having 6 games played a week :)


    Watching TSN: They just mentioned that Pierre Gauthier was at the Vancouver / Chicago last night checking out players, “kicking the tires on a D”.

  122. dhenry1234 says:

    does anybody have a link to a stream?

  123. nick says:

    Should be able to find it here:

    They have alot of the sporting events going on tonight.

  124. Bryan says: is my holy grail


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  125. SeriousFan09 says:

    Put this in your bookmarks, very reliable channel.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  126. andrewberkshire says:

    Don’t even bring that up, I’m in Alberta right now so it’s really only 5pm, and I’m still complaining. Feels weird to have Habs games regularly end before 8pm though. Very unfamiliar.

  127. jbroderi says:

    It’s so funny how far Pierre is up Toronto’s butt.  I really don’t get it.


    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  128. Rugger says:

    That’s okay, it will just make worse for them when the inevitable collapse happens and the Bruins get ANOTHER top 5 pick.

  129. PrimeTime says:

    The media capitol of Canada… really don’t get it?? You’re talking about McGuire, right?


  130. jbroderi says:

    yep.  McGuire.  The leafs have done well so far this year, we can’t take that away from them, but sometimes it gets a little hard on the ears.  I don’t find Bob Mac to “leafy”, but McGuire, even though I don’t think he is a big leaf fan really can lay it on thick.  He can be very insightful on occasion, but not when it involves the leafs!



    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  131. SeriousFan09 says:

    Mcguire is a fan of whatever team he’s asked to cover or if they have one of ‘his guys’ on it. With Komisarek and Schenn… oh boy it’s a lovefest for tall dumb brutes.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  132. The_Salted_One says:

    Im watching the leafs-rangers game right now before the habs game is on. (im hoping to see a few goals scored on the leafs) I couldnt believe how QUIET this Toronto crowd really is!!  do they fill their seats with cardboard cut-outs??  

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  133. Puck Bard says:

    It’s a Bay Street crowd, baby.

  134. SeriousFan09 says:

    If you set up a device that could jam a Blackberry, you could clear out the lower bowl and get some prime seats as everyone would run screaming.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  135. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    I’ll be there next month cheering on (strangely enough) the Devils when they come here on the 18th…..bought my Parise shirt at the HHOF today :-)

  136. PrimeTime says:

    Unless bad weather is heading your way then Bell becomes Express non-vu

  137. HardHabits says:

    Marty Brodeur is looking a little portly there.

  138. Puck Bard says:

    Who called him fatty 2 years ago after being ousted from the playoffs?

  139. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Made it just in time for the game.

    GO HABS GO!!!

  140. HardHabits says:

    By bad weather do you mean clouds?

  141. PrimeTime says:

    Even the threat of clouds

  142. showey47 says:

    in northern ontario the mosquitos are plentiful enough to cause a disruption of satellite service.

  143. PrimeTime says:

    48 incher HD here, baby!

  144. PrimeTime says:

    Watching Leaf game……noticed the red line is made up of Canadian flags. New this year, isn’t it???

  145. punkster says:

    Does Dunn’s rally have the best burger in town?

  146. andrewberkshire says:

    Nope, that would be Griffintown.

  147. Propwash says:

    I Dunno…pardon the pun….

    Although I seem to want a Mazda


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  148. Puck Bard says:

    Chico Resch?!

  149. punkster says:

    What’s a Bandera Pizza Bread at Boston Pizza?

  150. punkster says:

    Lexus baby!!!

  151. HardHabits says:

    For smallish ones but teal tasty try Patati Patata 4177 St-Laurent or for a burger which will never have you asking “where’s the beef” try La Paryse 302 Ontario E.

  152. punkster says:

    Wait a sec. WTF is a Wiggly Circus?

  153. Keith says:

    I think this gonna be an excellent one…I hope!

  154. SeriousFan09 says:

    Drop the damn puck Tabernac!


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  155. Propwash says:

    *grumblegrumble* Gotta go pick up my baby’s mama from work. 1st period on CJAD for me.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  156. bigjames says:

    was that really toews speaking french on the canadian tire ad?

  157. Puck Bard says:

    The closest chip wagon.

  158. Keith says:

    didn’t get a good shot off.

  159. JIMVINNY says:

    FINALLY, a nice defensive play from Spaceman.

  160. The_Salted_One says:

    an individual dough, with an itallian dressing sauce, mozza cheese and spices with a side of santa fe ranch dip

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  161. showey47 says:

    fire at brodeur as often as possible from wide angles and everything at his feet.

  162. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Boys are gonna get tired really quick with all these icings

  163. JIMVINNY says:

    That line has more shots with Pyatt in 1 shift than with Moen in two games. 

  164. punkster says:

    Burrrp…sounds disgusting actually.

  165. jbroderi says:

    he gives up all his softies just as you described.  he always leaves that little gap when he bends one knee!


    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  166. Puck Bard says:

    Pointless scrum… and Leafs looking human.

  167. JIMVINNY says:

    Both cut.  Clarkson because of his helmet.

  168. petrov14 says:


    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  169. RGM says:

    How’d that sneak in there?

    Go Habs Go!

  170. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Cmon Price – you can do better than that.

  171. Keith says:

    You gotta be kidding me?

  172. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    I KNEW that buying that Parise shirt at the Hall of Fame today was a bad idea…..

  173. BJT says:

    What the heck just ahppened?

    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  174. PrimeTime says:

    seeing-eye puck there. could the hole been a better fit??

  175. Chuck says:

    A case of covering up 99%, and the puck finds the other 1%.


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  176. Shiloh says:

    “99% covered”, he announces sagely – and unlucky Carey gets beaten by blind luck. Now I see why you guys luv Price so much. Even when he lazily doesn’t hug the post, he’s still golden in your eyes. You see only what you want to see. The Emperor has no clothes.

  177. PrimeTime says:

    Having the advantage of a pvr and watching in slo-mo helps with the opinion.

  178. Chuck says:

    Hey Shiloh, I said nothing about Price being unlucky with that play. He should have hugged the entire post, but he left a little space open, and got burned for it.

    In regards to “our” posts, you’re the one who’s seeing only what you want to see.

    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  179. Shiloh says:

    Well – if he covered 99% the Jersey guy was lucky to score. I’m not sure he had 50% covered. He’s been way better this year, though.

  180. Puck Bard says:

    There it is!

  181. jbroderi says:

    that was funny!!  even the interviewer couldn’t help chuckling!!


    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  182. BJT says:

    At least the leafs are losing too..


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  183. PrimeTime says:

    NYR playing much tighter in this re-mtach game.

  184. bigjames says:

    i was thinking exactly that. passes off target, sloppy etc…

  185. Castor says:

    Habs have to shake off those four days.

  186. SeriousFan09 says:

    Always ****ing Parise, why is it the only guy from 2003 that doesn’t haunt us is the 1st overall pick?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  187. TomNickle says:

    Do the officials not realize that it’s a penalty for a player to hold two sticks at one time, and that it’s also a penalty for a player to pick up a goalie’s stick, while holding his own, and pass it to him?


  188. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Really rusty. That’s why I hate long breaks. Ruins all the momentum. 

  189. Keith says:

    It’s never easy playing the Devils. Such a frustrating team to play against. Comeon boys!

  190. BJT says:

    Wow, nice shot Captain. That was like half five-hole, half bottom corner, 100% useless.


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  191. win4ce says:

    Pyatt is playing great, doesnt look out of place at all. Surprising me, lets see if he can keep it up for the rest of the game

  192. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    apparently Rick Moffat just said Markov will be back next Wednesday vs. NYI…..?

  193. joe-hab-nuno says:

    Picard having a good couple of shifts


  194. says:

    Fn Brodeur, sucks all season long and will stop everything tonight (:

    They Call Me Shane

  195. Chuck says:

    When a player puts up his arms to say “I didn’t do
    it”, he probably did.


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  196. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    We better score 3-4 goals – Brodeur’s been on a huge slump – I’ll hate to see him break out of his slump against us. It always seems like teams break their slumps against us. 

    Keep shooting at that 38 year old goalie!

  197. SeriousFan09 says:

    Habs making that fat bastard’s job too easy again, I swear they never make Brodeur work hard.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  198. joe-hab-nuno says:

    He looked really tired before the game. I even saw him yawning before he put his mask on


  199. Shiloh says:

    Jersey’s on us as soon as we touch the puck – we’ve had one good chance.

  200. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Brodeur’s stats against Habs are B.S. Habs always shoot at his friggin’ chest. 

    Shoot five-hole god damnit – Brodeur’s crap at those!

  201. topher5468 says:

    Eller playing very well tonight, looks more relaxed, Devils announcer can’t pronounce any names right. 

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

  202. Keith says:

    Te Devils always play the same kinda hockey no matter who’s coaching. BORING!!!

  203. joe-hab-nuno says:

    The devils have announcers?

  204. The_Salted_One says:

    Devils seem to be clearing the puck WAY too easily… 

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  205. TomNickle says:

    Devils playing a good road game, taking away the middle of the ice and not afraid to slow things down.

    We aren’t challenging them through the middle of the ice and they’re using a lot of chip plays to take advantage of our bad defensemen.  #6 and #44.

  206. joe-hab-nuno says:

    Why is Cammy trying to pass to Gomer when we all know he’s not going to shoot


  207. topher5468 says:

    I think AK46 should have shot the puck, trying to be too fancy

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

  208. SlovakHab says:

    The crowd is dead tonight..

  209. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Really crap period. Stop making that boob look like Patrick Roy. We’re shooting right at his chest and pads. Frustrating – all the momentum is gone due to the huge break.

  210. says:

    Center Ice subscriber

    They Call Me Shane

  211. Keith says:

    AK46 tried to do something there. Flukey goal, but Carey has to hug the posts better.

  212. joe-hab-nuno says:

    Devil’s haven’t had a shot since they scored


  213. punkster says:


  214. topher5468 says:

    I meant the broadcaster

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

  215. PrimeTime says:

    The only worse thing is watching games in their rink

  216. TomNickle says:

    I’m sure they’ve talked about making the fossil Brodeur move a little.  Shooting there would’ve done nothing.  They warmed him up with all of those 40 footers with no traffic.

    They’re going to need to get him moving to beat him.  Preferably with traffic in front.

  217. JasonM says:

    Damn, I’m fighting hard to keep my eyes open. I’m gonna PVR the rest of the game and see later in anything happened. Is it any surprise to anyone these guys can’t sell tickets?


    Worst case scenario happened, weak first goal and they play the trap the rest of the game.

  218. habs youngtimer says:

    it’s easy to stop the habs, because there’s no offence.

  219. joe-hab-nuno says:

    Know what you meant? Just joking about devels actually having someone call their games


  220. topher5468 says:

    But they got nothing out of it and AK has a cannon, I do see your point though but A shot is better than no shot, right?

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

  221. habs youngtimer says:

    i sense a shutout for Brodeur.

     When Brodeur plays a game in Montreal, it’s just like a vacation, relaxed, no work.

    unlike Price who again is sleeping on the job.

     Did you see that awful softie Price let in during his nap?

  222. Castor says:

    Eller wants that spot on the GG line

  223. Shiloh says:

    Same old Jersey hockey – so boring. No room for anybody to do anything.

    Gomez is kind of invisible.

  224. The_Salted_One says:

    he’ll be lucky to see 10 shots all game, by the looks of things

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  225. punkster says:

    I suspect they’ll be some cuss words flying in the room about now. Guys better get their heads out of the clouds (or lower regions). This has the strangely familiar and not so pleasant odor of last season; suck in the first, star in the second, sit on a one goal lead in the third. Ugh!

  226. HardHabits says:

    Isn’t it past your bed-time?

  227. punkster says:

    Hey, swticch back to TSN. Your boys are down by 2.

  228. topher5468 says:

    Yea, OK ,Chico Rag top Resch is one of them

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

  229. TomNickle says:

    Yep.  Shot is better than not pulling the trigger for sure.  He just didn’t have any way of knowing that he wouldn’t get the shot off because the Devils have been giving up the perimeter and taking away the middle since the opening faceoff.

  230. saskhabfan says:

    it will be a rout tonight.

    bet on Pitt

  231. scrowe21 says:

    Yeaaa its not looking good so far…boring game. bad goal.. atleast Moen tried to hype them up.


    2 on 1 Fake pass deke

  232. BJT says:


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  233. BJT says:

    Definitely. Missing Gabby doesn’t even seem to have impacted them that much.


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  234. quentin_stuckley says:

    anyone else notice eller between boyd and moen?  or was it during a line change.  too bad the devils scored, but them’s the breaks.  that goal looked like the results of a defensive breakdown/turnover.  still, they all count.  we’re outshooting them, out playing them really, so that’s positive.  eller looked good for a couple of shifts.  great pass by pyatt to gionta on an early rush.  decent shot but from the outside.  i think pyatt, gio, and gomez have some jump tonight.  kostitsyn should have shot the puck on the last minute rush.  all in all acceptable play for me.  they just need to crack brodeur.  not one of the easiest feats in the league, regardless of his record this year.  he’s a hall of famer that excels in montreal.  that said, if we can get the crowd into this game with one goal….

  235. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Brodeur is the greatest Goaltender of all time and those who slam him in his end of career would also slam Babe Ruth ,Bobby Orr,Jim Rice , Wilt Chamberland and Ali ! Remember this Marty was a real good Goalie way before Price lived in his Daddy’s nut sack and it will be a BIG SURPRISE if Carey Price comes even close to being able to sniff ,never mind hold  Brodeur’s jock!

  236. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I am not slamming Brodeur ‘at the end of his career’, I am just mad that Brodeur’s been on a huge slump and we can’t manage to put a damn puck behind him. We are making him look good by shooting right at his chest. I do believe that Brodeur is the greatest of all-time, but he isn’t the greatest right now. And the Habs need to take advantage of the fact that he’s in a slump right now. Just frustrated bud.

  237. says:

    Where on earth did this comment come from?

    They Call Me Shane

  238. Propwash says:

    Aah, there ya are.

    Bear in mind, Brodeur always plays outta his mind when he’s in Montreal, so your comment is moot.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  239. MathMan says:

    He’s not. He’s a very good goalie who played behind a great defensive team and was allowed to play an unusual number of games and has great longevity. You could make the argument that at no point in his career was he the best goalie in the NHL.

    But an entire mystique of hype was established around him starting with the Olympics, and now he’s a sacred cow.

    Hasek is the best goalie of all time, hands down. 

  240. SeriousFan09 says:

    All the goaltending giants that have come through Montreal and you see Brodeur as No. 1? Please Roy stands as the best man in a money situation in the last 25 years. I don’t even like him and I acknowledge that.

    He never dragged a team to Olympic Gold on his back like Hasek either.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  241. HardHabits says:

    Brodeur is one of all-time greatest goalies and he’s a sure HOFer. However he’s a shadow of his former self and he’s the enemy tonight in all his chubby glory!!!!

    Price is the Habs goalie. You know, the one Habs fans cheer for.

  242. PrimeTime says:

    holds the records but imo not the best ever but will give top 10 billing

  243. punkster says:

    You had me all the way to the Price slag. Why couldn’t you just leave it kudos for Brodeur? (Maybe not the all time best tender but one of the top 5 in my books). Your desire to start a shitstorm with yet another senseless Price slag is childish, immature and petty. Put down the bottle and go to bed.

  244. Puck Bard says:

    Yawn! You’ve made your point about a hundred times.

  245. notbigbird says:

    Perhaps the most over-rated goalie of all time.

  246. PrimeTime says:

    Credit the layoff for the slow start. I hope that thought holds water the rest of the game.

  247. showey47 says:

    Thats what happens when the habs are down by a goal at any point of the game. The trolls pop up quicker then bristol palins prom dress.

  248. HardHabits says:

    It’s Glenlivet time.

  249. Propwash says:

    The guy’s douchebaggery allllways shows up when were down by a goal.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  250. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Really, sooo your comparing Price to Brodeur,well that’s what happens when you BRAIN WASH yourself!

  251. Propwash says:

    Roy owns Brodeur any day any time.

    Oh, and check Price’s stats vs Brodeurs stats so far this season….tell me who’s better.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  252. punkster says:

    Just where in my comment did I do that? You’re making up stuff just to stir the pot again and you should know me well enough by now to know I’m not easily baited by childish challenges. Grow up Stephen and try to carry on an adult conversation.

  253. Propwash says:

    Cmoon guys get outta our friggin zone!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  254. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s how the devils win.  Push the limit of clutching and grabbing with every play.


  255. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Gionta, that was awesome even if it wasn’t your fault

  256. joe-hab-nuno says:

    Everything is “a la limite” with brunet. Guy gets punched in the head and Brunet will say ” c-etait a la limit d’etre frappe dans bouche

  257. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:


  258. Keith says:

    OMFG! What a dive by Fatso!

  259. MathMan says:

    He’s a sacred cow, he knows he’s going to get the calls.

  260. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Belle arret! Keep it going Price – stay focused!

  261. Puck Bard says:

    “NOTHING going. It will be 2-0 soon”:

    Stop doing that!

  262. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Watching the Centre Ice feed from MSG – very interesting to get the other side’s impression of the game (as boring as it has been so far)

    They are hesitant to give praise to their team and are hoping against hope that the flukey goal is a sign that things are going to get better for them.

    Very weird to listen to, but illuminating.

  263. Shiloh says:

    Do we ever get a fair shake from the zebras?

  264. SlovakHab says:

    Almost forgot how I dislike the Devils, especially Brodeur and Parise.


    And the Devils feed that I am watching makes me sick.. 

  265. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I like the addition of Pyatt.

  266. Puck Bard says:

    I reserve judgement until game 20, but it does appear a little imbalanced.

  267. SeriousFan09 says:

    Sometimes, but Auger and Walkom are hacks.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  268. JIMVINNY says:

    If Quebec seperates, and the Habs move to Oklahoma, maybe then.

  269. TomNickle says:

    HAHA.  There’s Pouliot’s luck ladies and gentleman, he deflects a Josh Gorges shot in the slot and instead of the puck continuing on it’s course toward the net it comes straight down and stops immediately once it hits the ice.

    Classic.  He must feel great right now.

  270. Keith says:

    The Devils ruin the game of hockey.

  271. CBrady12 says:

    Canadiens will score the next goal. We got a PP comin


  272. Shiloh says:

    Boring – and Jersey has to have it figured out by now that they can interfere, clutch, grab and tackle anybody they like.

  273. Propwash says:

    Yet people throw him under the bus


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  274. MikeMcLaren says:

    I hope I never have to listen to Chico Resch talk about rodeo ever again.


  275. Puck Bard says:

    Horrible boring Devils hockey, and Montreal without the legs. 

  276. JIMVINNY says:

    Interference, holding, hooking, slashing.  Getting away with these is what has made Jersey so good for so long.

  277. PrimeTime says:

    Does he jinx work if we wish a shutout to Marty F ?

  278. Puck Bard says:

    Oh Fatso!

  279. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    darn it, anywhere but right at his chest!

  280. JIMVINNY says:

    Nice to see some other teams D getting turnstiled instead of our own…

  281. t1tan5 says:

    Man this game is boring.

  282. habs001 says:

    we will have many games this year that will be one goal games…most teams are limited in goal scorers…

  283. CBrady12 says:

    As few chances as the habs have had NJ has almost had less…


  284. Chuck says:

    Devils are making it look like the Habs are skating on a smaller rink.


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  285. Wayne says:

    Where’s the puck!

    I know it’s better than nuttin’ but this youtube feed/stream of hockey can only be classified as “the UN-HD”. I feel like an alien on some planet watching a signal that took 52 light years to get to me. I need my RDS back.

    On topic here: Devils=Pesky

  286. byrneoNL says:

    Couple of thoughts:

    – Most boring game I’ve seen in years. Maybe ever.

    – Habs (to a man) look like they’ve indulged a few too many home cooked meals this week

    – Is there any team that stick checks more than Jersey? Synchronized stick checking.  Everything Cammy shoots is in the rafters, as he’s double or triple stick checked.

  287. Chuck says:

    To stay competitive, Marty’s girth will grow in proportion to his diminishing mobility.


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  288. PrimeTime says:

    do the devils not have to play by the same interference rules????

  289. Nina76 says:


  290. PrimeTime says:

    “sacred cow” LMAO

  291. showey47 says:

    I know its been said a couple of times already but the devils sure know how to run just enough interference without getting caught.

  292. TomNickle says:

    K, one thing I really gotta get off my chest about this team is that they work effectively in their half of the ice using Jacques’ short pass system.

    However, when they get into the offensive zone, for some reason, EVERYBODY decides that thirty foot passes are the best option.  This, in my opinion is the biggest reason we can’t sustain offensive zone possession time.


  293. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:


  294. Keith says:

    WOW! Pricey keeps it out!

  295. Wayne says:

    What a stop… now that’s some puck tracking and anticipation.

  296. showey47 says:

    great save by carey

  297. TorontoHabsFan says:

    In what world was that not interference on Gionta?!?

  298. SeriousFan09 says:

    Where they have their Pro line tickets filled out for NJD.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  299. PrimeTime says:

    Price saw that play coming. Well done, young man!

  300. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Wow refs…

  301. showey47 says:

    Are you f’in kidding me? After all the interference they let the devils get away with?

  302. Bryan says:

    What the hell kind of call was that?

    Auger is a terrible, terrible ref.


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  303. Shiloh says:

    Just ridiculous – amateurish officiating – brutal favouritism. This is sickening.

  304. bigjames says:

    is there something wrong with the ice? everyone falling… and what a bs penalty…

  305. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    someone please explain to me how that is high sticking when Pleks stick was at waist lelvel and the other guy was falling?

  306. JIMVINNY says:

    How is it high-sticking when the retard in on his knees?  It wasn’t even at Pleks’ waist.

  307. Norm0770 says:

    Officiating at its usual low level.

  308. notbigbird says:

    Or change my odour eaters.

  309. notbigbird says:

    I think I’ll go floss my teeth.

  310. Keith says:

    God damnit all to hell!!!

  311. t1tan5 says:

    Sigh…bad break.

  312. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    wow deflected by our own d-men…why am I not surprised?

  313. Propwash says:



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  314. 1010 says:

    The Devils: Probably the least penalized team in the league over the last five years. Or at least one of the least penalized. It’s a joke really.

     GO HABS….

  315. Puck Bard says:

    Common! I’m no Price cheerleader, but can we give the guy a little support! Cheese and Rice!

  316. SlovakHab says:

    This game absolutely SUCKS!!

  317. C3P1 says:

    change of direction…but still gotta swallow that up


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  318. Chuck says:
    2P 5:01: Plekanec was just skating back inbto the play. Five-hole. Soft. 2-0
    Check the replay, Mike.

    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  319. Norm0770 says:

    Not a PP goal, but one for the officals.

  320. byrneoNL says:

    You know it’s bad when Zubrus is a factor. What a load. Anyone else smell another shutout for Martin F?

  321. Norm0770 says:
    2P 5:01: Plekanec was just skating back inbto the play. Five-hole. Soft. 2-0


    1P 7:09: DUMB move by a smart player. Plekanec shows frustration. And a key PK guy sits
    He should check both.  Even Chico Resch said is was a bad call.
  322. JIMVINNY says:

    On top of that, it was the jersey dman who guided Gio right into Brodeur.


  323. PrimeTime says:

    Price makes a few key saves and Marty F makes a couple of key dives! How was the2nd call interference when Marty F skates out in front of his paint when Gio is trying to get into position??/ Bullsh#t

  324. Timo says:

    Say it like it is, doggy.

  325. habsperspective says:

    Atleast that Toronto team looks normal tonight.

  326. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    what the heck…wow no more PP…

  327. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    ARE U F-ING KIDDING ME?????????????

  328. JIMVINNY says:

    They are f’ing killing us. 

  329. PrimeTime says:

    he was outta the blue paint!!!!!!

  330. TheMock780 says:

    Brodeur sold that like a pro.

  331. habsperspective says:

    The definition of insanity, watching HABS-DEVILS games and expecting different results.


    Bounces go Jerseys way, Brodeur plays games of his life, and Refs dont call Jersey penaltys, or negate them!

  332. avatar_58 says:

    You got to be f kidding me. Fat ass dives twice and gets two calls

  333. byrneoNL says:

    Gionta was outside the paint there. How long til we get the threee blind mice theme over the pa?

  334. showey47 says:

    what a joke.

  335. Norm0770 says:

    Horrible, horrible officiating.

  336. Keith says:

    That is a totally F*&^ing BS call!!! Outside the blue paint FFS!!!

  337. HardHabits says:

    2-0 is the hardest lead in hockey to keep.

  338. SeriousFan09 says:

    Could someone on the Habs accidentally slapshot a puck into Auger’s face? Thanks.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  339. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Brodeur should participate in the swimming during the 2012 Olympics.

    I bet he’d beat Phelps.

  340. Propwash says:



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  341. Chuck says:

    It’s also the easiest from which to build a 3-0 lead.  😉


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  342. habsperspective says:

    Unless is Brodeur playing in Montreal.  What does he have here 35 wins, 4 loses, in his career.

  343. PrimeTime says:

    LOL – one of those games. I guess! Oh well – how many times do we have to play these guys???

  344. TomNickle says:

    Roman Hamrlik folks.  I’m sure he shot that puck over the glass because of all the icetime he got early last season.

    I’m sure it has nothing to do with him being terrible.

  345. JIMVINNY says:

    His stick was getting lifted.  Doesn’t that make a difference?

  346. notbigbird says:

    In my favour, at least I’m not listening in English.

  347. SlovakHab says:


    screw that

  348. showey47 says:

    harmlik led the league in delay of game penalties last year.

  349. habs youngtimer says:

    so do the habs!

  350. habs youngtimer says:

    excuses are for losers.

  351. habaddict_andy says:

    Boston’s about to go 4-1 win record.

    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  352. SeriousFan09 says:

    Mario Lemieux called the officating garage league when he retired the 1st time.

    I personally think that was insulting garage league hockey.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  353. Propwash says:




    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  354. bigjames says:

    so the penalty was over and the guys just stood around as if the play was dead. i could see that coming from miles away…

  355. Propwash says:

    Cant get anything going tonight, dammit.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  356. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Boone, that was a deflection…I wouldn’t call that soft it changed direction after it touched either Gill’s or Gorges’ stick.

  357. TheMock780 says:

    Typical Habs vs New Jersey game. The Devils plug the middle in front of Brodeur and the Habs don’t fight through it for whatever reason. Brodeur stands on his head when he needs too and the Habs leave their goalie out to dry.

  358. Nina76 says:

    this game is terrible…………where are those well paid players…if it was not for Price it would be a 5-0 game…………I do not believe that a lay off does our guys any good they seem to take a long time to get their legs which I see to-nite……….don’t anyone on this post blame Price for the loss to-nite…………… the Devils have out-played them in this game another 2 points lost & how many more due to the lack of size & desire to win…………FED UP ALREADY

  359. Keith says:

    Game against the Devils almost always suck. Not enough victories for my liking.

  360. t1tan5 says:

    Ill-advised slapshot by Gio. It’s a PP – set up!

  361. t1tan5 says:

    Are you EFFING kidding me????

  362. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    you know it must be a boring game when the flames vs detroit game my husband is watching in the living room sounds wildly exciting lol

  363. MikeMcLaren says:

    Now THAT’s more like it, Hamrlik!  You can do it – lead the league in delay of game penalties again!


  364. showey47 says:

    yet he never gets to sit in the “obyrne suite”.

  365. habs youngtimer says:

    no actually it’s O’Byrne  that leads in that category.

    habs job every time they play NJ at the Bell, is to get shutout, and habs perform that job very very well!

  366. says:

    Life is too short to watch _____ like this!

    They Call Me Shane

  367. punkster says:

    Learnin’ are ya?

  368. Norm0770 says:

    Typical Habs-Devils game. This is almost as good as a double dose of Ambien.

  369. Timo says:

    Once again thanks to Bobo for Gomez and Gionta’s contracts. What a great investment. Oh, and let’s not forget JM.

  370. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Lamerello didn’t want to sign them both 4-5 years ago for the money’s they were asking…I wonder why!lol

  371. larisalapointe says:

    I used to like Brodeur alot but what’s with the Esther Williams impersonation?

  372. solomio says:

    No I didn’t switch over to watch the Leafs / Rangers game. I did not. No I didn’t. No siree. Didn’t happen.

  373. JIMVINNY says:

    Remember that game against Jersey a few years back when Smoke had two goals in the third and we came back from down 3-1 to win 4-3?  We need someone to step up like that.

  374. longtimehabsfan says:

    I don’t understand how this team doesn’t get up to play in games where hometown stars come in.  I remember the 90s when Mario used to come to town and the team was always waiting for him.  Where’s the passion?

  375. quentin_stuckley says:

    question: jacques martin, what did you think of the officiating tonight?

    martin: (crickets)

    somebody should question some of these calls.  

  376. Chuck says:

    Is ther a better team at wasting minutes than New Jersey? It’s like your team never has time to get anything done… and before you know it, the period’s over.


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  377. habs youngtimer says:

    usual game for Price. allows 2 softies/game.

    where is Halak when we need him.

  378. JIMVINNY says:

    Leafs within one…

  379. habaholic68NJ says:

    Great game. I was there.  We had run and gun mentality that night.  Different team today.

  380. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Oh yeah Halak would snipe 2 top corners against Brodeur. Holy crap man limit your whining.

  381. HardHabits says:

    Allowing 3 softies per game in St. Louis.

  382. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Price is playing great.

    I have a feeling it goes to a shootout, weird, but I really think that is how the Habs win it tonight.


  383. Propwash says:

    1st goal was a softie fyi.

    read my sig


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  384. RJB says:

    Seriously…seriously? Halak is in St.Louis, please do us a favour go cheer for them

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    – Bilbo Baggins

  385. quentin_stuckley says:

    dude, you’re asking for it.

  386. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    a little off topic but does ovechkin think that missing tooth is hot or cool or something? he should really get a replacement

  387. punkster says:

    Quick, back to TSN. Your Leafs are within one.

  388. gumper says:

    Well, I thinks coaches should spend some time before next game trying to find out who slippin’ the doplicone into the gatorade.

  389. habs youngtimer says:

    forgot to put on your glasses hih. didn’t see the 2 softies he let in.

  390. habs youngtimer says:

    forgot to put on your glasses huh. didn’t see the 2 softies he let in.

  391. TomNickle says:

    Hey, I’m not at the Bell centre.  If anyone on here is do you mind running into the room and telling our players that to beat the trap you have move the puck against the flow of play and you cross ice dump ins.

    Oh yeah.  And shooting on Brodeur from 40 feet with no traffic doesn’t result in goals.

  392. Propwash says:

    “Seconds after a NJ power play had expired, Jason Arnott beat Carey Price
    with a shot between his pads for the only goal of the period.”

    Boone, ya need to check the replay, that goal was a deflection off of a stick, I forgot whos. It wasnt really a weak goal.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  393. coachdoug says:

    Rough one tonight…Gionta and Gomez are brutal so far this year…Not sure what it will take for them to generate some offense but we need it now…

    Pleks line is looking out of synch also…AK46 is going zombie again…those days off killed his momentum I guess…

    Brodeur brings his jinx to the Bell Center again…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  394. says:

    Is this Adam76?

    They Call Me Shane

  395. habs youngtimer says:

    at least they can score 1 goal.

  396. quentin_stuckley says:

    yes he does.

  397. Bryan says:

    Tech question for some of the IT guys out there:

    When I’m steaming the game, the video keeps freezing up for extended periods of time (audio is fine though).  Any idea what’s causing this?  I’ve never had problems in the past.


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  398. secretdragonfly says:

    So, flipping between the Leafs-Rangers game and the Mtl-NJ games, they’re both showing the creepy Ovechkin head-in-the-locker ad – weird.

  399. habs001 says:

    cannot win every game and most nights we will be in 2-1 3-2 games…in the players we lost from last year and the players we gained we are better for it but basically no difference in scoring…all last year we struggled to score and the reason we should do better this year is because of pk and less injuries…but overall it will not add a significant scoring difference from last year…goals for this year vs last will not be much different…

  400. quentin_stuckley says:

    it was off boyd’s hand.  

  401. Propwash says:

    you is wrooong foo.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  402. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:  Here is the link for the Blues site, do yourself and the rest of us a favor and make it your new home please

  403. punkster says:

    You know it can’t be JM. In fact anyone on the team who says anything against the zebras is marked for future “consideration”. Crap officiating has been a part of this league for years and is growing.

  404. RJB says:

    Ya man,  your leafs are so sick this year!! Go cheer for them, and post on their site!! Stop bothering us with comments! Thanks for coming out though!

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    – Bilbo Baggins

  405. t1tan5 says:

    I agree that Gomez is not playing well, but when will you haters get it out of your heads that he is NOT PAID TO SCORE GOALS???? He is a playmaker, so if you want to criticize him, don’t talk about his goal total.

  406. coachdoug says:

    Probably your connection…if you have wireless it can slow it verses a direct ethernet connection into your computer…

    The RDS feed on ADTHE is a little choppy tonight…but I’ll take choppy over Chico Resch anyday…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  407. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    does he not realize it is his paycheque that gets him the ladies and clearly not his looks? lol

  408. habsperspective says:

    Close the porn tabs, and leave the steaming for your veggies!

  409. habs001 says:

    he has only scored 20 goals i believe once in his career…so i am sure they knew he was not going to score goals

  410. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Impressed by Eller and Pyatt tonight – top six forwards umm…not so much. AK46 has been decent.

  411. Bryan says:

    I was watching it on my roommate’s laptop with no issue.  I think it might be something internal to my computer.


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  412. quentin_stuckley says:

    good assessment. 

  413. Keith says:

    A comeback would be cool 😉

  414. coachdoug says:

    lol…since Martin F. Brodeur is bending the Habs over tonight does that count as p@#n???

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  415. krob1000 says:

    ok….what did Eller do tonight? 7 shifts…all looked pretty good to me…he seemed toa ctually have a little jump…but…

    Pyatt is not getting his job on the Gomez line…he is not going anywhere near then net and just does not appear interested in going to open space or dangerous space

    Cammi….might be time to let andrei and Pleks play togetther and see if cami can get go and gomez going…since they don;t seem to want to give any other option a whirl

    Take the leas off PK…yeah he was getting a little crazy before but I liked that better than literally turning him into “PK” Subban…he seems so afraid to do anything and we neeeeeeed a spark…from somewhere.

    The reffing..atrocious…this game looks like a pre new NHL game, a ton of interference and garbage …but ..then a low heading penalty on Pleks and two Belly flops by the Martin F (fatty) Brodeur….we got away with a couple early too but ti has been just brutal all round and Jersey is taking far better advantage of the crap reffing than we are

    Price….what did that kid do in his past lives?

    Overall the game has been pretty boring and we are not getting outplayed…but as per usual it’s the little things that kill and an extremely frustrating game to watch.  This si the type of game where you throw out the lne combos and jsut start mixing and matching for some kind of spark….Gio and Gomer looked interested early…until they realized they were alone again….



  416. Geoff F says:

    Hey guys, if you don’t mind a suggestion.  When someone (troll) comes on here with nothing useful to say let them wallow in their ignorance by not responding.  Taking the bait just makes us look as foolish as they are.  Read it take a deep breath chuckle and move on…it’s the best way to deal with stupidity.

    The ignorant are just looking for an audience….let them be!

    Go Habs Go!

  417. B says:

    Which is not easy to do with a 2.21 GAA :)

  418. Propwash says:

    Get out of our effing zooooooooooooooone!!!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  419. TomNickle says:

    That just made the game worth watching

  420. JIMVINNY says:

    We are never going to get a call.  Clear slash, and Auger just tells Pleks to shut up.

  421. Propwash says:

    But…but…but….I like saying “You is wrooong foo!”


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  422. Puck Bard says:

    Maybe I’m missing it because you are deleting it: it appears civil. 

  423. Geoff F says:

    If you read on you can see that a couple of trolls are deliberately trying to incite something.  Discussion, debate it’s all good but you can really spot those that are here to incite stuff.  

  424. quentin_stuckley says:

    he might.  or maybe the girls dig the gap.  two sides to every coin.

  425. quentin_stuckley says:

    i guess that leaves pierre gauthier.  


    or me.

  426. Coach K says:

    Sorry, can’t really agree.  Price is the only one giving them a chance at this point.

    The first two weren’t soft.  First was the result of blown D zone coverage in front and at the side of the net. Anybody near your net HAS to get completely stuffed.  Period.  Didn’t happen.

    The second deflected off Boyd’s hand  – bad luck following a double PK.   if you really want to throw someone under the bus then start with Gomez.  He’s playing softer than the stuff in a newborn’s diaper and his effort level stinks just as much.  He doesn’t win any physical battles or many face-offs (see goal # 3) and doesn’t put the puck in the net. 

    Not trying to beat a dead horse here but pound for pound I’d take Koivu any day.  At least he was tougher, won face-offs with consistency and could put the puck in the net with a helluva lot more regularity than Mystery-Alaska-boy…and for less money.  And those goals were usually within 3 feet of the blue paint…a place you’ll never see Gomer.  If you want to know why that line isn’t going have a good look at the centre.  It’s a disgrace that he was allowed to wear # 11, particularly when you consider all the hard working guys who wore it previously.

    Just my humble opinion.

  427. HardHabits says:

    Yeah he plunked down 100 million on YashinII.

  428. Propwash says:

    Chriss de caliss de chien salle


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  429. SeriousFan09 says:

    Nothing worse than a game where a referee thinks people came to see him.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  430. HabFanSince72 says:

    I’d rather watch a ref than the freaking New Jersey Devils.

  431. Puck Bard says:

    Night lads… (that one’s on Price)

  432. JIMVINNY says:

    He didn’t see it until it was ten feet away.  By then, it’s way too late on a shot to the top corner.

  433. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Are you serious….another deflection…yay..

  434. Chuck says:

    Not sure if it was deflected, but it was definitely a knuckler. Sereened, regardless… he didn’t see it until it was by him.

    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  435. joe-hab-nuno says:

    yes and no. he was a bit screened. And I’m not a Price fan

  436. Keith says:

    Well thats all folks.

  437. Xtrahabsfan says:


  438. showey47 says:

    the importance of defensive zone faceoffs right there.

  439. JIMVINNY says:

    Screw this.  How the F does that shit always happens to us?  Has one of our D men EVER scored a goal on which they totally scooped the puck?

  440. SUMO says:

    for $7mill you’d figure the albatross would win a d-zone faceoff

  441. TomNickle says:

    You gonna throw Pleks and Boyd under the bus for not being able to win one either?

  442. joe-hab-nuno says:

    He’s 60% tonight


  443. TomNickle says:

    LOL.  How has Martin put anybody other than Halpern on the ice for a faceoff in our zone?

    Has he not figured out that #15 is the only guy on our team who can win one?

  444. Keith says:

    At least go down on your shields!

  445. RJB says:

    To the Leaf troll who commented earlier: your leafs lost, please go away now

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    – Bilbo Baggins

  446. habsperspective says:
    3P 16:22:

    That ought to do it. Taormina from the bluelione.



    Boone are you a Bourbon kinda guy, or do you like cocktails!

  447. coachdoug says:

    Ugly night for sure…Before everyone makes an appointment with their therapist…don’t forget Stevie Y and Guy Boucher’s Lighting got pelted 6-0 the other night…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  448. HardHabits says:

    I loved Jacques Lemaire the player. Heck I even liked him as coach of the Habs way back when notwithstanding trying to mould Lafleur into being a two-way player. But for having a hand in this travesty that is the trap, I hate the dude.

  449. Shiloh says:

    This ref is loving his time in the limelight.

  450. PrimeTime says:

    only if we played the devils 82 games


  451. TheMock780 says:

    Another shutout loss to NJ coming. Barf

    I can’t stand the New Jersey Devils. I’m sick of them, they get every call, they’re boring to watch and Marty Brodeur get’s more credit then he deserves (ie. Roy was better).

  452. RJB says:

    I know its rough, but come on now, its one game…the sky isnt falling yet!!

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    – Bilbo Baggins

  453. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Markov, Markov, wherefore art thou Markov?

  454. joe-hab-nuno says:

    next wed my friend

  455. joe-hab-nuno says:

    And we’re missing all our tap ins


  456. Shiloh says:

    Have we won a single battle for a loose puck tonight? Did they slip something into our water cooler?

  457. coachdoug says:

    I think Subban is the missing winger on Gomez and Gionta’s line…He has generated the most offense tonight for the Habs…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  458. SeriousFan09 says:

    He made the HOF as a player, he should have been thrown out for trying to prevent the NHL from being famous.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  459. avatar_58 says:

    What a horrible boring crap game.

  460. C3P1 says:

    first rough game for carey this year…long layoff hurt him.  I have doubts we’ll see him on saturday.  hope we do, though


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  461. Chuck says:

    Yep. Devils are either getting to the rebound first, or they’re deflecting away from our guys. No bounces going our way tonight.

    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  462. Keith says:

    Hate the Devils! Hate the Devils!!

  463. RJB says:

    Jersey playing the prototypical road game, they came in with a plan, keeping everything to the outside, what can ya do. Go into Ottawa in 2 days and take a road W, lots of season left.

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    – Bilbo Baggins

  464. topher5468 says:

    Getting annoyed, time to vent. PP sucks Gomez sucks, JM sucks, Spacek sucks.

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

  465. TomNickle says:

    Is there a reason we have people blaming that idiot Auger for this pending loss?

    Our team has maybe two shots from the slot all night.  We have one defenseman who will cover an opposing player at our back door areas.

    And to top it off, our best players are not playing like our best players.

    Cammalleri, Plekanec, Gomez, Gionta, Kostitsyn.

    Playing like they’d rather be somewhere else.

    This one isn’t on that disgrace to the NHL…..Auger.

  466. Propwash says:

    I haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate New Jersey…..


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  467. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Brodeur gets the shutout…after everyone thought he was getting old. He plays lights out!

  468. krob1000 says:

    I think he has played fine….he just needs to repent for the sins of his past lives and rid himself of this horrible curse…behind the net and two defelctions…the kid needs a witch doctor or something…

  469. ESundy36 says:

    Well this game has been a dud, at least I got to see a former classmate in Taormina pot one.

  470. habsperspective says:

    Glad the yelling at TV season is back in session.  Summer was sooooo boorish!


  471. TomNickle says:

    Lights out?

    You been watching?

  472. RiverviewCanadien says:

    True enough.

  473. joeybarrie says:

    We can’t get open, we aren’t winning any pucks, our positioning is bad, and we are a step behind. Our shots are from useless spots, and the puck seems to be bouncing away from us. Martin Brodeur gets the shutout.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  474. JIMVINNY says:

    We suck so bad at getting out of our own zone that they don’t even have to trap against us. 

  475. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Has he let a goal in?

  476. HardHabits says:

    prevented the NHL from being entertaining is more like it

  477. TomNickle says:

    #6, #44, #75.  At least #75 blocks shots and is a leader.

    Picard has been our best defenseman tonight and it hasn’t even been close.

  478. scrowe21 says:

    Hahah…I wouldn’t put it past them to try it…they played O’Byrne as a forward last year for a game.


    2 on 1 Fake pass deke

  479. larisalapointe says:

    Whether Price lets in 3 goals or 30 or 300, who cares if the team in front of him can’t even score 1. But for sure not his best game this season.

  480. RiverviewCanadien says:

    First period was thei best, and Brodeur played great. He has made some great saves tonight, but the biggest problem is not traffic in the slot. Not enough movement in the offensive zone.

    Brodeur has not had to make any spectactular saves this period that is for sure.

    The PP still F’n sucks!

  481. krob1000 says:

    well it looks liek the devild of 1995 playing the nhl hockey of 1995….there have been about 25 intereference infractiosn taht have gone uncalled and then a high stick on a low heading and two swan dives bu Broderu…the first one maybe …but they should have called a dive on both regardless…if a palyer flopped liek that they would..a.t least a Montreal one.  The pp we get….gets taken away and then we get one once the game is over…so at the end of the night the line looks ok but it has been brutal.  Pleks has been whining all night and he usually isn’t a whiner….I am not saying it hasn;t gone both ways as early we had calls that were let go…but it hasa been faaaar heavier the other way and old style hockey is a disadvantage in itself to our team makeup…we are not built for 1990’s clutch and grab hockey…they jsut need some consistence….we have gio, gomer, cammi and pleks as our best three forwards…they are effective when the new rules are applied…when they are not…… gets a little uglier…auger has flat out sucked tonight…..even f he ahd just “let them play”…that sucks…taht is a disadvantage right away to us vs anyone in this league.

  482. TomNickle says:

    Has he been challenged?

    Has he had one scoring chance against him other than the rebound that Cammalleri had off of Subban’s spinorama?


  483. TomNickle says:

    I don’t disagree but pissing and moaning about it doesn’t solve anything.

    These guys need to put their heads down and play through it.  There’s no excuse for the lack of scoring chances in this game.

    How many times have we dumped the puck into their zone tonight and actually skated hard after it?  3, 4?

    I agree that they clutch and grab with no consequence but we need to be able to adapt to that kind of game regardless of whether the rules are enforced or not.  And that’s on everybody, players and coaches.

    If the Devils keep holding and hooking with no penalty calls, keep slashing and elbowing them.  The penalties will stop at some point.  

    This is exactly why the Flyers get away with murder in the playoffs every year.  The officials don’t want to call everything, so they allow leeway for a team they consider to be on the edge to play on that edge and only call infractions when they blatantly cross the line.  We need to find that edge.  It’s the only way we’ll be able to respond to a teams like the Flyers and Devils whose respective styles give us problems when the officials’ whistles get burried in their pockets.

    The only thing I can’t comprehend from tonight aside from Brodeur diving twice and not being called is that in the first period a Devils player picked up Brodeur’s stick while holding his own and skated it to him.  Clearly a penalty and it was just stared at the entire time.

  484. SeriousFan09 says:

    It’s a ****ing disease I swear to god, you come to Montreal and you don’t believe you can beat Brodeur so you don’t even try.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  485. king ddd says:

    curse you martin burger! hope you get a shutout



  486. Shiloh says:

    Not only does Jersey get no penalty for tackling Pleks, the face-off goes outside. Is this the kind of hockey the NHL thinks will grow the game? Boring, suffocating – horrible to watch.

  487. SUMO says:

    nope, their not playing like crap

  488. scrowe21 says:

    Gomez + a prospect and how ever many draft picks it takes for Kopitar..Make it happen PG!


    2 on 1 Fake pass deke

  489. HFX-HabFan says:

    We’re talking about Dean Lombardi, not Mike Milbury.

  490. SlovakHab says:

    First game of the season not decided by 1 goal.

    …and it’s a loss.

  491. joe-hab-nuno says:

    we have 8 mmin to score 2 or 4

  492. showey47 says:

    You wanna eliminate this type of hockey get rid of the middle red line as the icing line and use your own blue line instead. This take away the neutral zone trapping.

  493. krob1000 says:

    that is an interesting one that I have never heard…I am having a hard time imagining it….would you then move the bluelines a few feet closer to the middle….I think that may help too…I like your idea thoguh…I;d like to see it tried? has it been?

  494. Chuck says:
    3P 11:32: Price has made his glove saves look good. But he’s been beaten three times on 13 shots
    15 shots, actually. And two were of the “what are you going to do?” variety. First one shouldn’t have gone in, though.

    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  495. Keith says:

    Martin F. could play another 20 seasons if all he had to do was play the Habs every game.

  496. Shiloh says:

    Interference – Zajak – not called. I thought when you took a faceoff you were supposed to try to touch the puck – not hook and grab the other player.

  497. TomNickle says:

    Faceoffs are the easiest place on the ice to get away with whatever you want to do.

    Spear a guy, trip a guy, slash a guy.  It’s all part of the motion involved in taking a draw.

    Man I miss taking faceoffs.

  498. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Brodeur = Lights out!

  499. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    at this point all i can do is laugh

  500. Shiloh says:

    Gomez is playing awful – he’s simply useless out there. Darche would be better.

  501. JIMVINNY says:

    Ridiculous.  Nothing is going our way tonight.

  502. showey47 says:

    Jesus gio,how did you miss that?

  503. Peter Young says:

    Man, they just cannot buy a goal.

  504. JIMVINNY says:

    And Gio gets crosschecked in the face 2 feet in front of the ref.

  505. joeybarrie says:

    Inevitable. What can we do to get away from this jinx or hex someone put on us… ALL our luck is gone…

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  506. quentin_stuckley says:

    if brodeur gotta piece of that….

  507. Norm0770 says:

    Miss an open net then flub a breakaway pass… sigh.

  508. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Wow, people are negavtive here tonight.

    Yes the Habs are playing bad, just don’t jump on people because Brodeur has made 28 saves already, some difficult

  509. TomNickle says:

    Tell Moen to skate as hard as he can from their blueline in and not to stop until Brodeur is in the third row.

  510. helluva habs fan says:

    plecanek looks pissed out there!

  511. king ddd says:

    we need to trade for avery just to play against the f’in devils



  512. krob1000 says:

    I blame MikeG for this…….yup…it is his fault….

  513. TomNickle says:

    Not being mean.  He just hasn’t been lights out, that’s a sizeable exaggeration.

    3 difficult saves by my count.  But I could be off by one or two.

  514. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Come on!

    Brodeur two shitouts in one week!

    Say it ain’t so

  515. avatar_58 says:

    lol don’t even single anyone out, the whole team is garbage tonight

  516. HFX-HabFan says:

    The sky is falling!

  517. The Nut says:

    I love how there are idiots on here who are actually blaming Price for any of these goals tonight. GET REAL PEOPLE!!!! Price is not at fault for anything tonight. The only thing Price should be blamed for is that this game isn’t 6-0. Maybe you all should look at the offense and see that every single shot is from the blueline. Offense hasn’t looked very good tonight.

    Get off Price. People are saying all of the sudden “I am not a Price fan” but i bet you were the same person that was praising him the other day when we won both games this weekend.

    Watch the game and stop disecting everything Price does.

  518. lefreak says:

    imagine if you paid money to watch this game??


    man…i would quit watching hockey for good if this sh*tshow cost me 300 bucks.

  519. topher5468 says:

    Gomez sucks,  cant stand looking at his face anymore. What a efin waste of money and space

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

  520. Shiloh says:

    Trading for Gomer’s salary for 4 years was as big an error as shipping out Patrick Roy. A mistake as big as any in our history….

  521. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Who’s blaming Price?

    I thought everyone was jumping on everyone, BUT Price

  522. SlovakHab says:

    New Jersey F. Devils

  523. Keith says:

    These guys are squeezing their sticks. Nothing doing tonight.

  524. SeriousFan09 says:

    Wow, dramatic much?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  525. TripleX says:

    3 goals on 13 shots is not great no matter how you want to spin it.  He is not the main reason for the loss by a long shot, but saying he is totally without fault is disingenuous.


    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  526. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Sheesh, who shit in your flakes?

    Just an observation. Brodeur’s best records are against the Habs, he plays well ALL THE TIME VS MONTREAL!

  527. HardHabits says:

    Even worse than trading Halak for Eller and Schultz? HERESY!!!!!!

  528. topher5468 says:

    Its called venting, It’s what happens when we play the Devils. Oh yea, Gomez sucks

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

  529. RiverviewCanadien says:

    That is reasonable

  530. HabFanSince72 says:

    Jacques Martin out!

  531. quentin_stuckley says:

    no we don’t.

  532. TripleX says:

    Too bad JM will never take him off the that line like he deserves.  In JM’s playbook the veterans never get blamed.

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  533. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Fack I hate losing to Brodeur

  534. showey47 says:

    I disagree,unless doug janik wins a norris or conn smythe trophy this year.

  535. TomNickle says:

    Haha, awesome post.

    So clearly sarcastic but it will fly over many heads nonetheless.

  536. RiverviewCanadien says:


  537. TomNickle says:

    That is the most over dramatic statement I’ve ever seen made about this team.

    What player specifically could’ve filled that role?

    None that we could acquire.

  538. Shiloh says:

    I’ve got 7.4 million reasons for believing it. Unless we bury him in the minors we can’t have him using all that space. Even when he’s OK, he’s a 50-60 point guy. Right now he isn’t playing well enough to dress.

  539. SeriousFan09 says:

    Could’ve gotten the player, but at the cost of the farm.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  540. krob1000 says:

    Saku……but he was apparently to blame for all of our problems and he had to go…..Gomez is a good player, a great guy …the problem will always be his cap hit…it is a very big that management appears to have done a decent job of fixing mind you…but add in that he replaced Koivu and you get a little extra frustration.  Then he takes his number….and Gio….gets named captain after all of the years of Saku is too small, too unfrench, etc….then they pay double, throw in prospects, for a similar player….Saku last eyar was as good as Gomez IMO. This year? hard to say…he si getting old but that extra 3-5 million sure would com ein handy.  I am not blaming Gomez….but when someone does it is easire to agree wiht them then disagree based on the reality of the cap and the realtively small differece between gomez and koivu..this is as touchy as the Halk stuff on here….and I am not making friends with my opinions of Gill lately. I still think we ahve a very, very good team and will be fine…I actually don;t hink we have iced our best team due to cap constraints…but we will…and if healthy we willbe very,v ery competitive..

  541. TomNickle says:

    Hamrlik at $5.5 million and Spacek at $4 million are far worse for this team than $7 million for Gomez.

    I see your point but having defensemen who don’t pass the puck into our slot to opposing players and actually cover or check players who drive our net would be worth the $9 million available with those two not on our roster.

  542. TomNickle says:

    Yeah, I should have said nobody at a reasonable cost.

  543. Coach K says:

    Amen.  For the Price bashers out there… remind me again, just how many goals did that team support their goalie with tonight?  Exactly!

    Les boys were out competed in every zone, played a great euro-style perimeter game and looked very much like a team that was not ready to play against a team that had lost 4 and would be hungry.

    IMO, Price was one of the few who showed up tonight otherwise the score would have been ugly.  Many others who “stood and watched” a game shouldn’t be surprised if they were to find their pictures on a milk carton tomorrow morning.

    I predict a “spirited” practice arranged by one J. Martin is in their immediate future.

  544. krob1000 says:

    Both ridiculously overpaid…but Hammer came when we were still having trouble attracting players and he was still playing like a top pairing dman for a weaker club for a couple of seasons.  Spacek? ….same as hammer…both serviceable but the cap hit makes them tougher to absorb.  IF we had those three making appropriate money…ie, Gomez 5 million, Hammer 3 million and spacek, 3 million and not signed through next year….wow! you would have another 5.8 million….that would have been enough to bring in Hossa! can you imagine us with Hossa????

  545. TomNickle says:

    Hossa, Gomez and Gionta would be the best line in the league……..seriously.

    The only thing they need is a forward capable of giving them time to get open in the offensive zone.

  546. SlovakHab says:

    I know but I don’t feel it.

    Just look at the PP that’s on now..

  547. showey47 says:

    I wouldn’t move anything. It forces the defence to back up or at least think twice of standing up in the neutral zone because of the possibility of the longer dump in hence taking the congestion out of the neutral zone.

  548. MikeMcLaren says:

    We do that in my men’s league… but that might not be the highest of calibre to judge its effects :)



  549. krob1000 says:

    just worried you get a similar trap …as it is really only the dump in that helps….if you moved the blueline up….there would be more room to chip the puck in and it would be harder for teams to get it out if you did dump it in behind them….it might force them to back up and speed things up….as the punishment for allowing deep pucks would be worse IMO.  I don;t really know I have never considered it but I like the htought…I still think I’d move the bluelines abouut 3 or 4 feet though if you went that route.  It would also allow more time to get a head of steam…an extra stride is an extra stride and that too may help….I’m gonna think about this one Showey…it is a cool idea if they are ever serious about ridding the league of the neutral zone trap….but I really think the blueines would have to be moved too to make ti really effective…but like I said…need more daydreaming time to really envision it.

  550. showey47 says:

    I hope brian burke doesn’t visit here and read this idea. He has a history of taking credit for other peoples work,lol.

  551. coachdoug says:

    Oy yoy yoy!!!

    Marty F. is in their kitchen cooking dinner…why can’t we solve this team…Brutal!

    Bag Skate them tomorrow…then go bowling after…T@barnac!

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  552. Geoff F says:

    Hockey is a team game.  We lose because Price doesn’t get a shutout and because our forwards/defencemen can’t score.  Basically the loss belongs to the TEAM!

    Nothing more nothing less.  Lay off the blaming individual players…you win and/or lose as a team!

  553. longtimehabsfan says:

    There is no excuse for this kind of game.  This team will never win another Cup unless they get an owner who cares.  I’m tired of this crap.  How can you not be prepared for this game?  It seems like the players looked at the other team’s record.  I know it’s only one regular season game but please….the fans pay too much money to watch crap.

  554. topher5468 says:

    Very well said. No excuse for this crap is right. I dont care that it’s a regular season game. Gomez should give money back. He’s my whipping boy tonight

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

  555. gumper says:

    So they lost because Molson doesn’t care?

  556. RJB says:

    Most nonsensical post I have read…Yeah the team lost, it happens, how could they not be prepared for this game? Four days off? I dont know sometimes you just lose? Yeah they didnt play well, it’s just one game! don’t overreact!

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    – Bilbo Baggins

  557. scrowe21 says:

    Lol I know, Im dreaming.


    2 on 1 Fake pass deke

  558. SeriousFan09 says:

    Laugh it up now you trapping war-on-good-hockey *****s, can’t wait to see you lose in maximum 5 games in the playoffs again.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  559. avatar_58 says:

    That’s why no one cares about that team “hurr hurr brodoooor” then they lose like an AHL team in the playoffs.

  560. topher5468 says:

    Love the emotion SF. Im right there with you. I hope Muller chokes MaClean at dinner later

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

  561. Keith says:

    What a brutally shitty game. I hate Martin F. and the Devils! Good night.

  562. TripleX says:

    I said yesterday never underestimate Marty, he can still shutdown a team. 



    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  563. EricInStL says:

    The people have spoken !!!!


  564. TomNickle says:

    Game would have been 6 nothing without him playing the way he did.

    But Brodeur, Parise and Zajac should have been the three stars.

  565. habs001 says:

    as long as we pick up 12 points evey 10 games we are in good shape…people have to understand that the talent level on this team is not  great and we will lose 4 out of every ten games regularly…

  566. port elgin says:

    So Brodeur made 29 saves …big deal…except for maybe 2 decent stops he saw everything. Guess the habs didn’t want to get hit with the puck so they moved aside.

  567. port elgin says:

    So Brodeur made 29 saves …big deal…except for maybe 2 decent stops he saw everything. Guess the habs didn’t want to get hit with the puck so they moved aside.

  568. Xtrahabsfan says:

    3 GOALS ON 13 SHOTS and softie’s to boot…you guy’s got what you wanted now sit in it ! Well ,Jersey’s  back thanks to the Habs and Carey Price….. Man I’m pissed!!! Here come the Play-off’s”not this year”.Price should of been Brodeur’s back up and  learned  from the BEST…he could of been a contender!

  569. RJB says:

    Please…for the sake of us all, stop posting.

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    – Bilbo Baggins

  570. Propwash says:

    Did you think that all by yourself?


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  571. TomNickle says:

    He’s supposed to stop uncovered players on the backdoor who deflect pucks in with their glove and stop pucks that he can’t see through Gorges off of faceoffs.

    Oh yeah, and he’s supposed to win when his team scores 0 goals right?

    Yeah.  You’re pathetic.  And I’m not saying that in an attempt to bully you.  I’m saying it because you’re chosing to criticize the play of our goaltender following a 3-0 loss.



  572. gumper says:

    Find a hobby. Maybe try yoga.

  573. yathehabsrule says:

    Easy to judge if you’ve never played the position outside of NHL ’09, eh?

    Last I checked, the object of the game is to score more goals than the opposition. So remind me, how many goals did the Habs score?


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  574. kempie says:

    You’re a mook.

  575. ClaytonM says:

    No matter the trades, injuries, and slumps over a hockey season, one thing is certain.  When the Devils need to get back on track, a road game in Montreal is the cure.

  576. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Everyone sucked tonight…there I said it.

    Now can we trade for Kovalev alreadyÉ

  577. Propwash says:

    Oh well, couple more beers and I’m gonna crash.



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  578. Wayne says:

    This Devil domination gets more and more excruciating. It all started with Claude Lemieux’s first game back in a Devil’s uni.

    The plain truth here is, the Devil’s forechecked and doubled teamed any Hab that started a play taking away our open style game. The troubling thing about it is that it happened in all 3 periods without any counter by JM.

  579. punkster says:

    Can’t say I’m all broken up about this tonight. They get embarrassed like this and maybe it gives them the kick in the pants they deserve. Blame the trap if you want, blame the refs, blame the curse of Brodeur. None of that really matters. No excuses. Our guys did not come to play tonight.

    This has nothing to do with coaching or missing line mates or salaries or goalies. Nobody showed up except the 21000+ fans who deserved way more for their money than what our guys gave tonight.

    Regroup, put a beating on the Sens and wash this one from your memories.

  580. gumper says:

    Three star selection will be cancelled tonight due to general lack of candidates.

  581. RiverviewCanadien says:

    sad, because it is so true.

  582. HardHabits says:

    Draft lottery here we come. JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!

  583. PrimeTime says:

    Maybe you didn’t see the game, dub. It was pretty much a TEAM fail.

  584. port elgin says:

    Not like he got any goal support from his team…bunch of overpaid bums.

  585. coachdoug says:

    lol…these guys suck at floating…Kovalev will show them how it’s done..

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  586. TomNickle says:

    I wouldn’t mind.  With Spacek and Hamrlik manning more than 10 minutes per game we aren’t going anywhere.

    Still, funny post.

  587. scrowe21 says:

    The first one was terrible, the second was a deflection..not his fault. didnt see the third cause I was too p*ssed off to watch the rest.


    2 on 1 Fake pass deke

  588. gumper says:

    So,  brief summary of opinions tonight. Habs are done for the season because:

    • the owner doesn’t care about the team

    • we kept the wrong goalie

    • Gomez is overpaid

    • Hammer and Spacek are washed up

    • the coach can’t motivate the players

    • the refs have it in for us

    Hope the summary is helpful, and that I didn’t leave anything out.

  589. PrimeTime says:

    1st star – Punkster…….post of the night!

  590. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Sad thing is, the Sens will kick our ass.

    I mean that was weak, real weak effort.

  591. Shiloh says:

    Not our goalie’s fault by any means. Maybe he could have had one of them but he also made some great saves. We were beaten to the puck all night. It was boring to watch. If the refs called some of their interference early we might have had more room.

  592. SlovakHab says:

    That reminds me of…

    the next spring, when Martin F. and his team will get knocked out in the 1st round of the playoffs, as per usual.

  593. t1tan5 says:

    Yup, every single player from Price all the way to O’Byrne.

  594. Number31 says:

    Huh? There was a game tonight? No? OK going back to sleep.

  595. RiverviewCanadien says:


    On nights like tonight, the Tank avatar should come out 😛

  596. port elgin says:

    And Brodeur instead of Price and Arnott instead of Lapierre and and and

  597. scrowe21 says:

    They really do have to get rid of Spacek somehow..he’s been brutal. and still has another year left after this one..I think I said this the other night but at this point id rather have MAB in his spot…equally terrible at D but MAB can hit the net..sometimes.


    2 on 1 Fake pass deke

  598. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Yeah but at least Kovy when his helmet is off and he is playing the halfboards on the PP, we usually scored once in a while

  599. coachdoug says:

    Martin F. on RDS…it’s all he can do to keep from saying “I really, really like coming here to the Bell Center…”

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  600. habs001 says:

    this team is still 2-3  years away so lets enjoy the season and be more realistic…if our roster was named the bruins or leafs or any other team in the nhl than most posters would have a much more realistic evaluation of the team and talent level….this game was not much different than the one we won in buffalo …again there will be many games like this and hopefully we will be at the winning end of many of them

  601. SlovakHab says:

    Imagine if we had Crosby and Malkin instead of Plekanec and Gomez, Kovy instead of Pouli and Ovechkin instead of AK46 and Henrik Sedin instead of Gionta

    Cammy Sedin Malkin

    Ovechkin Crosby Kovalchuk



  602. coachdoug says:

    true dat…or picking his glove up in the corner…our PP has never recovered…

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  603. RiverviewCanadien says:

    O’Byrne was the worst player tonight, 0 hits!

  604. SlovakHab says:

    Under no circumstances would I trade Price for Brodeur or Lapierre for Arnott at this stage.

    10 years ago – yes

    Now, they are just overpaid fat old bums that only play well against the Habs.


    The Habs still have more points than the Devils… WAKE UP, people!!!!!

  605. showey47 says:

    I was hoping we would move either him over the summer to allow us to enter the volchenkov sweepstakes. Or at least some other younger much more useful dman.

  606. SeriousFan09 says:

    Statistically speaking we’d be no better, we’re only 6 games into the season so the chances are middling at best Kovalev would have given a crap in one of those games.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  607. Just A Guy says:

    Have we hit 1200 posts yet? A good sign the habs were brutal tonight. Man… Jersey played perfect road trap boring ass hockey tonight. The habs, on the other hand, made Brodeur look like he was…Martin Brodeur…. But really a few of our good chances were sent into his crest or was a pad save. Also, I saw no adaptation from the habs tonight. It was as if the score didnt matter to JM, I bet he was loving the display, by the way of Montreal allowing so few shots. I bet the press conference will sound something to the effect that “special teams were the difference tonight…”.

    I’m personally upset that I had to wait for this game, they need to have good games after a break that long. Next time can you guys suck the game after a long break? That’d be great. Thanks in advance.

  608. RiverviewCanadien says:

    One thing Marty will ALWAYS have over Roy, is that he was a Franchise player and played for 1 team only

  609. SlovakHab says:

    You mean Kovalev???

    Are you serious? 

    I thought you meant Kovalchuk.


    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, man

  610. punkster says:

    I just hate all the childish blame game crap that goes on here nightly. Sometimes a team turns in a stinker and tonight was out night. But it was the team who did it not any one individual. Ahhh, nobody wants to hear that. All they want to do is rant, rave and lay blame. Freaking immature.

  611. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Maybe it’s me but I found the teams equal, the big difference they have a Goalie and we have a back-up”Two back ups! ” and like I said before if you all think we’re going anywhere but down with Price and Auld  you have been BRAINWASHED!

  612. TomNickle says:

    It’s just you.

    One team went to the net and got chances in the slot.  The other team was too lazy to try doing these things.

    It’s just you.

  613. SeriousFan09 says:

    And you’ve had more head trauma than Eric Lindros.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  614. TomNickle says:

    You left out that we’re too small.

    Hamrlik and Spacek are definitely washed up though.


  615. RJB says:

    I’ve been brainwashed?! Do you have any more of that tin foil that you have been using?! They could be listening to me RIGHT NOW?! Oh wait I’m not brain washed, I just dont have some insane personal vendetta against Carey Price, did he ignore you once when you asked him for an autograph or something? He’s a number one goalie and we are lucky to have him. For the sake of everyone here stop posting this drivel.

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    – Bilbo Baggins

  616. HardHabits says:

    It’s just you. Well maybe you and that habs youngtimer guy. Well you and TripleX. Hmmm. Tony? Yep! Good company you’re keeping. So when do you start talking about how great Burke and Kessel are?

  617. krob1000 says:

    I wonder if this game would have been as deflating if it happened the night following our alst win over the Sens….I think every day we waited for it multiplied the frustration….It was like waiting decades for another Star Wars and then listening to Jar Jar Binks ….. I can watch it now but I quit the first time and couldn’t take it seriously for a long time….now I watch them all the time and I jsut accept it…but man it was disappointing after all that time in between

  618. Propwash says:

    Ok, look we allll know you hate Price for some unknown reason, did he sleep with your sister or something? Seriously.

    Anyway, it’s no point even debating why you don’t like him, or even remotely support him seeing that he plays for a team you are saying you are a fan of.

    Unless of course you are just a fairweather fan of the team, which in this case, your “opinions” have zero, zilch, nada validity.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  619. joeybarrie says:

    This is by far one of the dumbest posts I have ever read. You either didn’t watch the game, or have no clue what your talking about. In fact I think its both. Price made some great saves tonight. We didn’t score, cause we didn’t create or get any good chances.

    In order to be brainwashed you have to have a brain, I understand now why it didn’t work on you.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  620. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Nothing, the same as your point…

  621. HardHabits says:

    We’re missing MAB on the PP.

  622. SlovakHab says:

    Habs are done for the season?



    Thanks for making my day (I hope this was meant to be serious because as a sarcasm, it wouldn’t be that funny)

    1 terrible game and we’re done for the season, people!

  623. joeybarrie says:

    I disagree with some of what Triple X says, but he has never posted anything particularly stupid, in fact his posts are usually well thought out. Nothing that even comes close to this idiocy. This in Nuna territory.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  624. Keith says:

    I regret that I can’t get the last three hour back after watching this crap.

  625. Propwash says:

    Beer helps.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  626. PrimeTime says:

    It’s like you don’t even watch the games…..Oh snap! maybe i’m onto something.

  627. RiverviewCanadien says:


    That is the best analogy I have heard. So frickin’ true.

    Jar Jar Binks, now I have that whiney voice in my head, thanks Krob.

  628. habs-hampton says:

    You know who I feel bad for?  The people who paid hard-earned dollars to watch it in person!


  629. TomNickle says:

    I can’t believe Price didn’t score tonight.  Martin should put him on the 4th line.

  630. TomNickle says:

    Anybody who pays to watch the Devils deserves it.

    Seriously, it’s not a good idea.

  631. punkster says:

    Hey where is Tony? What’s a loss without the keen observations of “observer”?

  632. SeriousFan09 says:

    My dad was in the corporate CN Box tonight, I’m going to advise him to have the company demand a refund for NJD games.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  633. Propwash says:

    Price is on the 5th line dontchaknow.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  634. Greg says:

    This was a very easy game to analyze:

    1) Price got hung out to dry… again. Oh yeah… Price could’ve played better, stopped shots he couldn’t see, then we would’ve lost 0-0.

    2) Everytime something got going, we got a penalty. Refs had just a bad a game as the Habs. The high stick that Plekanec gave was hysterical. How do you high stick a guy if he’s on his hands and knees? 2 mins for low-facing.

    3) No one was interested. Price looked good. Subban was the best Hab on the ice. Beyond that, I’m glad I didn’t waste money on admission. 

    Summary: These things happen. Sometimes good teams suck. The Montreal Canadiens are a good team, just not tonight. I can’t listen to one more “Martin F.” comment. My grandmother could’ve played nets for the Devils tonight, and the score would’ve been the same. Let the guys go home, try and forget about it, then come back on Saturday and DESTROY the Sens.

    Seriously, everybody get off this site. There’s no need to change anything on the roster, trade anybody, etc. It’s counter-productive to you all enjoying the rest of your night. Go read reddit for a bit. There’s no point in analyzing a game like tonight. 2 free points to the Devils and we’ll move on.

    “I lined up next to him at a faceoff, looked over and said “Hi Rocket”. All he did was growl.”

    -Gordie Howe

  635. HardHabits says:

    da habs shoulda neber traddy halak. deyza too itty bitty. jacques martin no coach

  636. TomNickle says:

    And Halak.  He would stopped so many Devils shots tonight that the refs would’ve awarded us a goal out of sympathy for the load he would’ve had to handle.

  637. yathehabsrule says:

    Figured it out, eh? 😉


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  638. habs-hampton says:

    They should pay your Dad time and a half. I hope the beer was cold!

  639. Greg says:

    You should download “The Phantom Edit”. It’s incredible. It’s the Phantom Menace, but re-edited by some fan. It’s absolutely mind-boggling how much of a better movie it is all around.

    Spoiler: ALL of Jar Jar’s lines are cut. Sounds dumb, but it works.


    “I lined up next to him at a faceoff, looked over and said “Hi Rocket”. All he did was growl.”

    -Gordie Howe

  640. TomNickle says:

    Haha.  Lightning lost to the Islanders.

    Somebody just give Boucher the Jack Adams already dammit.

  641. RiverviewCanadien says:

    I almost spit out my beer

  642. HardHabits says:

    With Boucher behind the Bench the Habs would be 6-0 by now.

  643. TomNickle says:

    Yep.  No goals against and 45 goals for.  32 of them from Subban.

  644. RGM says:

    If you want to see something truly worthwhile, go download A New Hope Revisited.

    Go Habs Go!

  645. RGM says:

    Don’t engage the troll!

    Go Habs Go!

  646. Storm Man says:

    You’re like a broken clock correct twice a day, And it has nothing to do about hockey. Do you watch the games or are you watching cartoons?

  647. TripleX says:

    Lost in OT so they get the loser point.  Let me see, Tampa leading their division with a 4-1-1 record.  I know it is not 6-0 but it is still better than the Habs.

    I would not be surprised if Boucher wins the Adams after the Lightning make the playoffs.

    ps both Smith and Ellis have brutal SVP and GAA….imagine if Boucher had better than average goaltending?


    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  648. HardHabits says:

    He’s been working on that masterpiece all week.

  649. RGM says:

    “People called Romanes they go the house?”

    Go Habs Go!

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