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And a brawl.
They may be in first place, but Boston is the Habs’ bitches
Didn’t Gainey build the 2008 team that led the league in scoring?
I think in the cap era you build whatever team you can build.
Three games in a row for Eller sitting in the pressbox. Should he (finally) be sent to Hamilton? Perhaps White can be called up in his place?
I take it you feel strongly that the current Habs roster is?
Do you spend a lot on lottery tickets?
“I don’t like to keep kids like that out of the lineup. They need to play; that’s how they’re going to get better.” Jacques Martin
Trend continues and we’re 8 fewer losses for the season.
Larock on the bench was already enough….just his presence in the lineup was enough, 2minutes / game was enough…. his role was prevention….recall the term i coined… the “Larock effect”…
now we are the least feared, puny team…and that doesn’t matter? I am baffled.
boy were we tough with MANson… Souray was another Manson…
we have so many certified blueprints of success from the past.. I am baffled how management has turned us into the smallest, least feared team in the league…. what a shame…
He meant Manson
Yep, with those 5 in your lineup you’re Cup bound for sure.
over Dishwasher in a second…
Well I guess they better tank then, right TX?
There otta be a law against TV like this.
Don’t forget #4. Bring back Kovalev NOW.
The only partner he was willing to “dance” with was anabelle langlois.
I apologize for calling you a jack***.
1: Only wins will bring us respect. 2: There is no conspiracy. 3: White or Shultz?
Tonight’s game will be reffed by STan Jonathan. True story.
good points but now we have 140 games to see that either because of our forwards or strategy we will be a very low scoring team…
I missed you so.
I love love LOVE that you have added SPEED to your NAG thing.
And I am amazed and the fact that you can spell ULANOV but not DESHARNAIS. Or LAROCK (can you list one thing LAROCK did for us while he was here besides watch as Lucic effectively neutered Komisarek?).
Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat.
On the road to their 2nd Consecutive appearance in the Cup Finals in the 08-09 season, the Red Wings were shut out 8-0 by Nashville and than blasted 8-2 by Columbus in less than 10 days. Nashville missed the playoffs and CLB was swept by the Red Wings in the 1st round.
Any given night in the NHL, no matter how good a team is, they can be destroyed by a non-contending squad. Leafs got lucky neither ATL goalie could handle a beach ball on that night.
- I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
Ever since we won the Cup in 1993 with a defensive team, we have built teams which are not suited for firewagon hockey. I thought we were finally escaping that mode when we got Kovalev, but with Gainey and now Martin we are going to continue to put teams out there which are chiefly defensive. I wish we would go offensive.
We all have to remember that this was done to one of burkies gentleman players. I watched the game and I do think that earlier Armstrong tried to check one of the Thrasher d and extended his leg which would have been knee on knee in doing it. He missed his pray and later in the period Ben set the deed straight. I don’t like the so called sucker punch but I think Ben tried to get him to fight. Armstrong is a dirty hockey player and gets away with a lot since he went with the laffs. If this was orr or another of the stooges on the laff team would they have got as much ?
I miss Laraque. Especially the way he’d waddle around the ice and never bother to get involved when the situation warranted it.
Why is 3 foot Desharneir in over LARS? why wasn’t WHITE called up? why have we not traded for some size? we have lost LATS LAPS OBYRNE LAROCK, ,, all players over 200lbs and 6′ and they are replaced with DESHARNIERS…my God what is going on with this team of midgets shrimps…
LETS GET REAL DAMMIT…. WE ARE GOING NOWHERE WITH THIS PUNY LINEUP.
and spare me your B.S. being a point out of 3rd B.S., I WANT A CONTENDER for the CUP…REMEMBER that symbol that lived in our barn… where the HELL IS SKRUDLAND/MASON/NILAN/FERGUSON…heck even ULANOV…. we need power to go along with our skill..otherwise we are THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THIS LEAGUE.
1:The N.A.G.S. (North American Grit Speed) Youth Movement will bring us respect. 2: The NHL-REF-SYNDICATE will do everything in its power to deny us the cup. 3. ..call up WHITE/SHULTZ/PAX now.
I’m gonna say that tonight should be a measure of this team’s testicular response quotient.
Maybe the Habs should start eating what the Leafs have for breakfast.
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
I will follow Boones game blog but I dont want to get aggravated if i cant comment so i probably wont try to.
“It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”
yeah this site has been brutal. posts taking forever to show up. ive kinda given up on the comments section, I just go to the hockey boards. as soon as a game starts the site completely shits the bed.
The National Hockey League has suspended Atlanta Thrashers forward Ben Eager four games for his sucker-punch to the eye of Maple Leafs winger. How many games did Lucic get for his sucker punch 0. Don’t tell me there is no Bias in the NHL and the refs are influence by GMs and owners.
Literally tok me 45 minutes to log in,
“It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”
How would you feel about PJ as Bob’s replacement?
I am surprised Habs-Broonz is a nationwide. I will still be watching RDS though.
I don’t know, I keep thinking that numbers are everything. And we shouldn’t think that the Leafs are pigeonholed to be one of the worst teams, it would be scary if they made the playoffs and the Habs are not by season’s end.
Habs: contender? that’s a long time ago, but times has changed now… I would be happy if they even made into a playoff seed and just watch the unexpected.
For the recorder yes the Pens were missing Crosby but I havn’t heard TSN say anything about the Habs missing Markov and Gorges our two best D-man.
Sometimes it seems that way, talking to some of you fools on here, but no, I misspoke, I’m not right everytime. Nobody is. Doesn’t change my original point about Gainey’s decisions and doesn’t change my point about you. Who are you anyways? I know you have a regular tag and Avatar on here.
He really may need to take matters into his own hands. No-one else can score.
Full Breezer 4 Life
Phil stold that comment from the refs he to stupid to think all that up himself.
You’re rich. One post above, you say that you’re right every time, and now you say that you’re NOT right every time. You’re a walking contradiction, willing to say anything just to be adversarial. No wonder no one takes you seriously, James.
Laughing out LOUD!
I think Phil’s comments may have been repeated by the Leafs. CBC .TSN ,Sport net and all the so called english Canadian media that is controled totally out of Toronto. Mike the idoit Milbury may just repeat that tonight on the CBC if the Habs are up.
Well, I don’t mind if Gomez is with us, but to worth that much for him is really a horrific decision by Gainey. If you can name out all the bad decisions that Gainey did, I’ll see to argee with you. And thanks for that debunking rumors about the Gio-Cammi with Gomez. Stupid reporters.
LOL Do you really see a vast difference in the two records? Four fewer losses?
Everyone pegged the Leafs to be terrible and miss the playoffs before the season began. They are rebuilding a rotten franchise.
What is the excuse for Montreal? I thought the Habs were supposed to be a contender?
So are we going to get Bob (I am older than dirt) Cole tonight on the CBC. Haif the time he doesn’t know who is on the ice. Its just time to move on and bring in a new play by play guy. As for the Briuns they know we are hurting on the back in and they will come out banging. I think our guys show a lot for being a small team but boy could we use some one to stick up for the little guys.
Word is that, in view of the Habs-Broonz matchup tonight, the Mothership has invited a few guest panelists to join Mike Milbury and PJ Stock for tonight’s round table.
Revered for their equally keen insight that is also steeped in clear-minded and unbiased objectivity, these former NHLers are expected to enhance the rich tapestry of thoughtful analysis and penetratin’ discussion that is the hallmark of the CBC’s intermission offerins. Tonight’s special guests include Phil Esposito, Gerry Cheevers, Kenny Linseman and, time permittin’, a two-minute graphical breakdown of each period’s notable highlights by guest analyst and Broonz forward Milan Lucic.
“The Montreal Canadiens organization makes me want to puke and I don’t care who knows,” commented a pensive Phil Esposito, “and I make no bones about the fact that I think they’re all a bunch of f*****’ scumbags .”
Should make for compellin’ TV.
I’m not right everytime, but at least I speak rationally and objectively and do usually have an idea what I’m talking about. Unlike you, who has no sense about the game at all, and only can revert to childish insults. I mean your whole personna is based on me. Pretty mature stuff.
Grabs, Laps, Lats, SK, O’Byrne and so many others ALL selfish childish players in Montreal yet blossom on other teams.
Boy our scouts do draft some bad apples don’t they. Gainey blew up an entire team because they were ALL bad apples.
Maybe the blame lies elsewhere? Maybe?
ps we should all be so lucky for Gomer to walk out on his 8 million dollar contract but he is not that stupid
So what. My point about stupid decisions by Gainey is still valid. This management has a very bad habit of giving away their players in trades. Ribeiro, Grabs, SK47, O’Byrne and now Laps. My arguement is not the trades. Most of them had to go. It’s always getting scooped by the other teams. Bad management leads to bubble teams. And that Gomez trade, well, One of the dumbest of all time.
It’s the person who actually believes that he’s right all of the time that has the small mind. And James, in case you don’t remember, I dated you briefly in school. Your mind wasn’t the only thing that was small.
Look at the Leafs top six, then look at the talent on our top six. Do you really believe the Leafs have more scoring talent? Why do so many former Habs players become scorers when they leave?
The Leafs destroyed the Thrashers with 9 goals, the very same team that shut out the mighty Habs.
Is it really lack of talent or is it something else? I tend to believe it is the coach.
Are you suggesting Gomez is the next Larry Robinson in waiting?
Did they discover a shooter tutor?
I’m not comparing the Leafs to the Habs. I’m pointing out how bad some decisions by Gainey were. And that stupid notion about Gionta and Cammy only being here because of Gomez has been debunked long ago….for fun though Habs 22-16-3, Rangers 24-15-3. Didn’t think there was a worse GM than Sather, but I might be wron.
Too much booze for you.
Mine’s on the Habs 3-2 overtime, two Habs goals on PP. An exciting game indeed, so expect a gang fight started by Subban.
I’m not sold on cammy signing here because of gomez but i could see gionta due to their past success together in jersey. But if any of it was true or not,its not like either of them are going to say it anyway. As for grabovski,you can’t deny his talent but when you bail on your team and jump on a plane becasue your a healthy scratch it speaks volumes about your character. He also told gainey either trade him or he was going to the khl. He also pulled the KHL card during contract negotiations with burke. Like i said,nice talent,but a selfish,selfish individual.
Grabovski: walked out on his team, acted like an 18-month-old, was a bad teammate . Gomez: didn’t, didn’t, wasn’t.
Actually, I think Price will score 2 tonight. His first will come on a powerplay… he will go to the net and will chip in Wiz’s boobang shot from the point.
Crosby went on record shortly after that Cooke hit saying that head shots should be penalized more severely and players need to be more respectful and accountable.
He was pretty up-front about this.
Grabovski plays in a system where offence is as important as defence.
Martin has created a system that stifles our scorers. They are so busy running back to the neutral zone they dont generate any chances off the rebounds. Its very hard to score when you are skating backwards through the neutral zone.
nice to score a few goals today but will take a tight 2-1 win…over the last 140 games it is pretty apparent we will not be a high scoring team with the present line up…defense and grinders will be even more of a priority for martin as he realizes there will be very few 4 goal games for this team….
It’s funny, nobody can ever say anything to me about my hockey comment, because I’m right everytime, so they all just revert to trying to insult me personally. Such small minds. It’s too easy.
Oh look. Another post from Mr. Pessimist. Dinner time chat with you after a long day of work must be lovely. I feel for your family.
Fearless Prediction: Habs win 4-2, Carey Price scores an empty net goal
Fine – 4 games for a sucker punch we agree. League sucks and Lucic should have gotten 4 or more agree? Ma man.
At least it’s egg, unlike with you.
Disagree, four games is good for a sucker punch. That’s dirty. But the INCONSISTENCY is unforgivable. Didn’t Lucik just sucker-punch someone and get, like, a fine?
Of course, Campbell – with all due respect to his lovers at TSN and the Globe and Mail – does love his Bruins, doesn’t he?
Could be, but Habs 22-16-3… what’s Leafs? 16-20-4
Gotta think about the team, MA… without Gomez, there’s no Cammalleri or Gionta. Grabovski? Trying to find some Russian chicks in Toronto.
LOL. Grabovski 17g, 15 A, 32 points, 2.9 million cap hit…. Gomez 5g, 16a, 21 points, 7.3 million cap hit… Bob Gainey egg all over his face, as usual
I could not agree more. How many of those shots do you see during any given night?
I grew up in Brossard, and they had several outdoor rinks throughout the town in the winter. Haven’t been back in 15-ish years, but I’d assume they still do that. The one I went to was in the ‘R’ section, right next to Ecole Pierre-Brosseau.
Eager’s is the biggest BS suspension in the history of suspensions. This league is a joke.
Exactly, I don’t know why there is such an urge to downplay wins. Pitt is tough regardless of who is hurt and who is in net, same with the Bruins tonight. Bottom line is a win is a win (unless it’s a shootout win, in which case the NHL has decided that they actually count less in a tie.)
One player goes down and that means this team is lucky to even win? If that’s true, then fire everyone in management right now. If that’s not true, which it isn’t, fire them anyway.
anytime we beat a team and they have injuries, we have a carte blance cause markov is injured.
I don’t care if we beat a crosby-less pens, we’re a markov-less Canadiens…it’s an uphill battle for us every night.
- Gomez is holding down the suck button
BRUTAL BY PICARD, just f’n brutal.
Does Picard get an official assist on that one? Nice tape to tape pass.
Picard what a beauty of a giveaway! Up the middle!
This guy is not an NHL Dman by any measure. The 5 different teams are a dead giveaway!(sorry about the pun)
Goatier, they don’t need help? Really?
“The Allo Police Media – a collection of bitter ex-coaches, players and wannabees whose collective lack of success accounts for their present positions in Sports’ equivalent of a Jerry Springer Show”
Still, every mistake ends up in our net.
Picard pulled a Komisarek.
Game over no offense no chance of scoring to even tie the game
Jets – Colts here I come.
The Picard of old has shown up it seems. He’s been dreadful tonight.
Kirk Muller stated our game plan on RDS: don’t make any defensive mistakes, and hope to score one.
Thornton’s gonna cry, Subban’s making him feel stupid.
The happiest guy in the rink right now is in the pressbox…keeping the seat warm for Picard.
Just give Picard #43. God he’s awful.
Nothing against but I would like to see White in the line up instead of Pyatt. More offensive potential and very physical
Maybe Pleks is trying to Martin he ‘s tired of PK all time and not trying to score goals
As I saw @ the Habs/Panthers New Years Eve game, can’t let the first goal get you down after you’ve played well. There’s always an opportunity to get back in the game.
Maybe the Leafs could come and show our useless bunch of Forwards how to score a frikken GOAL.
Is that what he said? Love Muller but if that’s the plan – brutal! HOpe to score one?
Have to feel sorry for Price. He has to stand on his head every game for this poor excuse for an NHL team to even have a chance to win. Hard to play every game with that kind of pressure.
How is it Josh Gorges played better on one knee for years than Picard does on two?
Gainey was right. Price is a STUD!!
Gorges is a study in determination and resilience. Typical Canadian traits.
Your constant hate for the team, its management and coaching is beyond trolling TX. What is it really? What’s behind the attitude?
I don’t remember his exact words but that was the jist of it.
He has issues.
Do you dispute the veracity of my statement?
Less time playing amateur Dr. Phil and more time putting a critical eye on this franchise.
You seem more annoyed by my commentary than by the dismal performance of your team.
That is interesting.
Same old sh*t. Hanging the goalie out to dry.
Go Habs Go!
You got it MM. Still it sucks to the bone.
The referees are NOT the reason Montreal loses games….
An important announcement from the Government of Canada:
Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.
I’ve had one on since them freaky bird and fish deaths started.
Just a thought . Would Muller be a better coach? I would love to see a progressive coach with new ideas that preaches all aspects of the game. Oh ya right – they let him get away to Tampa!
Look for the rose colored glasses crew to claim the Habs outplayed the Bruins by a wide margin but were jobbed by the refs.
It is not the refs or bad luck or global warming!
Does any one now believe me now about the refs. He didn’t make that cal the Bins did that why he was so late making the call.Did any one see IM call the refs over and mae a complaint is any wonder we get no calls.
Especially since Montreal is pretty much the refs’ least favorite team, statistically. Look up the penalty stats. Montreal can dominate the play but will never get a call, but they still accumulate more PKs than just about anyone.
Yes, this is ridiculous, but the NHL is absolutely a bush league. Still, someone among the Habs’ brass should raise a stink about this, it’s getting to be a farce.
Darche 6 goals 500,000….. Gomez 5 goals 7.5mil
Useless play by Tom Pyatt, he is useless.
PS – useless
and boy did he ever outcoach JM a few matches ago.
Boucher should absolutely be the Habs’ coach. Just stupid to let him get away after Martin was such a disaster last season.
That said, Martin has been good to very good this year. And I’m not sold on Muller. I suspect he’d just be another Carbonneau.
The Habs let their chance slip away.
JM takes DD off our best line and puts in
gomez. What coaching
The rule is last contact by the attacking player’s high stick, not the goalie. It was the right call.
Centre Hice: Habs’ new training aid gets a “passing” grade
I was referring to the no goal call.
I’m not feeling giggitty about it…
But I did see JM write down he needs eggs , bread and bacon for breakfast tomorrow
Disaster? Eastern Conference Finals = disaster in your eyes? Come on, man.
Thomas touched it after the high stick did if I recall correctly.
He waffles enough as it is
I’d love someone to run Thomas over and wipe that fat ass smirk off his Jr. B face. He’s a dick.
I am having a serious crisis of faith. What is the difference now, really, between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs?
Well… Unless we can score 3 goals against Thomas this one’s over. So this on’es over.
Picard is simply not good enough. I’m sure nobody will disagree. They’ll have to move Spatch over to that side and bring Weber back into the line up.
Cammy has left the game. Hope its not serious but the guy needs a rest to get his head screwed on right. Drop Eller into the first line for at least 5 games..
JM is playing the 4th line far too often. He’s got to start rolling his top 3 lines. I mean I love the work ethic of Pyatt / Halpern and Moen but c’mon those guys will not score ( at least Moen & Pyatt won’t ) so play them sparingly. And I know the 4th line is not supposed to be a scoring line but it sure would help if at least there was the hope of some offensive upside. ( and no Laps was not that hope )
How late was that no-goal call? It seems like he only made that call after old man Recchi started yelling at him.
Oops, the Habs scored. Don’t worry, we’ll just call it no goal.
Darche line is our best line. Wow
First, it was not a high stick. Second, I’m not so sure he touched it.
Hey PG can you hire the coach from the Moore Commercial.What he said in that commercial is how the Habs are playing. JM said get out there and get a score, Gomexz said a suit.
Did Thomas touch it?
Ref conspiracy at work.
Watch Hockey Dad call this one no goal in Toronto.
Wonder what bargain basement band-aid Goatier will apply now!
Bring up an ECHL stud?
The blueline on this team is a mess!
Time to abandon the nickel-dime approach and make a move!
Thats a frikin goal.
If we don’t get that goal I’m putting on my tin foil hat.
According to the storyline, Boston is a “good team” and a contender, Montreal is an overachieving bubble team. Don’t expect the calls to go Montreal’s way. Just human nature.
Of course… no goal.
F’ing Toronto @ssholes
Thats ****ing b.s, Thomas touched the puck
What a shock. Screwed.
Tonight’s score Boston 2 Montreal 0 Hockey Dad Colin Campbell 1 Thanks Colin. Awesome integrity in the war room in Toronto. Just forfeit the game right now.
hey alex kovalev…. i mean scott gomez… nuf said. give the reins to the young guys .. insert eller.. because i have seen enough of the 8 million dollar man. barf O rama! great win… DD is fun to watch.
“After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“
are you also an idiot?
You got it, Danno
I don’t want to raise a ruckus over this or anything, but Patches did give Chara a bit of a shove after the goal, and…well dammit if 9 out of 10 people in the league weren’t half his size…. but yeah, let the rivalry fester a bit more I say haha. Each team has something to remember for the next game.
Oh right, Gill stepping up in Chara’s face was great too.
We are the Ruins kriptonite.
You mean, it’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs, or White Stripes?
Sounds good to me
Besides. If God wanted bassists, he wouldn’t have invented bass pedals.
It’s great that they won but it doesn’t excuse 2 periods of floating and doing nothing. If Habs played the way they did in the third for the entire game there’d be no OT. Bruins would have been done like turkey before the third even started. It doesn’t take much to expose their D and Thomas.
For D – start skating.
For Thomas – shoot anywhere other than his chest.
Play nice, Rick.
You’ll have to ask the lunatics over at Bruins Inside Out
All he had to say was that Max Pac is a gutless, cocky kid for pushing Chara and the B’s have his number for the next game.
We are a DIRTY DESPICABLE TEAM.
But damn, this team can bring out the best and worst of me. Don’t know how many more heat attacks I can take!!!
Cammallari is in a slump, every player has them now and again, he’ll come out of it, or have you forgotten last years play offs. There’s obviously more than one idiot on this board
god damn your stupid eh!
Gomez takes that puck, skates around folks ike they are not even there, penetrates by the center of zone.
We have not anyone that can do that in MTL in decades.
You really are clueless, as to his skill,
A bassist you say? You’ll like this joke if you haven’t heard it already:
How many guitarists does it take to replace a light bulb?
One to change the light bulb and the other to say, “I can do that!”
They must have kicked it into overdrive.
You KNOW it
The Bruins announcer on NESN.
I disagree completely,
Mike’s ego has gotten in the way this year, he is the one that complained about Subban
His play sucks, half hearted at best,
Habs showed what they can do without Cammelleri.
Someday maybe. Perhaps after we’re no longer paying Carbo.
“Also”? Or “as well”?
Buttocks is more proper
Figures, what did you think, I didnt think it was all that bad, yea maybe it was avoidable but he didn’t really push him that hard, sour grapes in my opinion
I’m up early waiting for a load of birch and ash, some of which will be burning in the fireplace as we watch Les Boys ce soir.
It can’t be good for Eller to sit and do nothing. Either send him to Hamilton or dress him.
haha yup that was some wicked shove, big goof is some touchy
I googled “NHL Rules High Stick” and i found this at NHL.com….
“Rule 80 – High-sticking the Puck
80.3 Disallowed Goal – When an attacking player causes the puck to enter the opponent’s goal by contacting the puck above the height of the crossbar, either directly or deflected off any player or official, the goal shall not be allowed. The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick. If the puck makes contact with the stick below the level of the crossbar and enters the goal, this goal shall be allowed.”
The bold italic part is the most important from what I read. As much as I don’t like it, it seems as if the refs had the right call (for once).
——————- ”If you’ve only got one day to live, come see the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’ll seem like forever. ” Pat Foley (Blackhawks broadcaster)
Did that honestly just happen?
He complained about Subban??? source please
He went on to say before signing off, that Max Pac only fought once in his NHL career and according to hockeyfights.com, 97% had him losing it.
I think he’s trying to stir the pot for the next encounter.
Oh, I Loved the little shove Patches gave Chara. Brilliant strategy, really, to rub in every setback into the eyes of an opponent you just seem to beat–whether outplayed most of the game, or not! You want them seeing red, to the point of not being able to execute their game plan, the next time they face you.
I can hear Richards… oops – I mean, Chara now “Who does that young kid think he is? He should show respect!”
I know… that scoring a goal thing in OT was totally disrespectful.
Have you used your spinning top to make sure you’re not in someone’s dream?
Completely agreed that they had that part of the ruling correct, unlike what Brunet was trying to argue. However, I’m not convinced it was a high stick. Darch made contact at the level of the cross bar, and I’ve seen that called a goal multiple times before, including at least once against us this year. The guys reviewing these plays are not being consistent with what they’re accepting as a good goal.
They are too small, all banged up, can’t score, turn the puck over too much but damn they have HEART!!!!!!!
Have to agree Gomez is brutal for the money. All flash and no substance. Mad dashes up the ice only to lose it.
Whe the HNIC crew says about the habs OT power play” gomez doesn’t want it be3cause he won’t shoot” it tells you everything.
that is what the game is about .Shoot the pucks and hit the net! HOw many pucks have these clowns fired in their life? All these blocked shots and peripheral shots are frustrating.
Happy they won but lets face it this team is just not very good. And even with that said in the NHL any team can win on any given night it’s just that the Habs make it particularly frustrating with their inability to score.
The best part about the win is coming on here and reading twitter. while we are losing its all hate. Trade this guy , send this guy downt to the minors. And then we pull this off and everything is roses. haha. I think most hab fans have split personalities.
Winning this game while missing Markov, Georges and Cammy is extra sweet. What a win.
The call on the ice was no goal, and the video review had to be asbolutely conclusive for that call to be overturned. And I think the stick was pretty darned high, no matter what angle you viewed it from.
Hey Boone, more than 800 comments and counting with the server on the blink. Not bad after all.
Gomez SCORED THE KEY GOAL tonight: and he’s got 11 points in the last 12 games.
I’d hate to imagine what makes somelike you, or Hali-Hab, tick… It can’t be pretty.
Oh, and his nickname is Patches.
I’m ashamed to say I stopped watching after the 2nd. Couldn’t believe the title of the Game Blog when I came back to check.
“Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan
Yep, that HNIC crew is always right on the money. No pussyfooting around with that bunch. They really know theor stuff. The’re aces. They’re the cat’s meow. Nothing but cool professionalism. Yep, tha’s them.
Soryy, just joshin’ RinR but using the HNIC crew as your guidepost may not be the best idea.
…and holy crap, I got it right! Only one Habs goal on the PP, and the gang fight had started by Patches, pushing that slow weak version of Chewbacca named Chara away so he could celebrate his bullet-time winning goal. At least Subban was there to push Chara away from Patches afterwards.
Can’t sleep tonight; smiling through the morning.
The high stick is irrelevant. Thomas punched it in to his own net with the back of his glove. RDS super slow mo clearly shows it and the puck clearly changed direction because of Thomas. War Room fail.
Was getting ginda “grumpy” but what a comeback win and Chara “sucks the big one”. Now on to the rum and BTW was that Gomer who scored the turn around goal with a “cannonating blast” or as the imortal D Cherry says “Kids shot the puck at the net”
Yeah we won in spite of JM’s coaching. Give Muller a chance and bring in Big Bird
Don’t kid yourself. I think these last minute plays are textbook, pre-set, heavily practiced and known by every member of the team. Muller may be the messanger but the coach likely choses the play. Muller is the guy who probably runs them through the set plays over and over in practice and he’s the guy who delivers the refresh before the puck drops.
I love beating the Bruins.
The Gill Chara dance was hilarious.
Jack Edwards is a tool.
(Via Elliotte Friedman) Pacioretty on Chara: “I don’t think I’m strong enough to move him…Clearly frustrated at losing two-goal lead.”
Seriously, that “shove” was about as lethal as a fly on a rhino. Just Chara’s time of the month I guess. (Or he was pissed his icing on the empty netter cost them the game and he kicked the puck into his own net).
great win hopefully this wakes up the teams offense…still we cannot expect to win games like this as you can play 100 games trailing by 2 with 5 minutes left and you will probably not win 98% of those games
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PK stop the hesitation and just shoot the damn thing.
Max says after the game this was the biggest goal of his life and he doesn’t really remember (or regret) pushing Chara at the end.
GO HABS GO!
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Shoot the frikin PUCK!
shoot the puck ffs
Thanks guys,I thought I was having the DTS.They really won so back to the bar
Captain Kirk > JM
What do JM and Pearn actually do for us?
What’s the point in getting personal? And even a blind squirrel finds a nut! Overpaid and not remotely worth it and hasn’t produced nearly enough. Bottom line
Who logged into BearsInsideOut.com and called SHUTOUT!!!
Stop with the monkey in the middle b.s!
Love the puck movement confidence the Habs are showing here.
Despite a game of bad passes.
Urgh. This team is going to be the death of me.
Used to be a Toronto fan?? And now you switched allegiances? Huh sure!
No effing WAY
Frustration pure & simple. But probably should apologise….
The blind squirrel has found loads of nuts these last eleven days.
And, dude, it’s not your money he’s earning so who cares?
lmfao holy shit
Un FRAKKING believable
Love that give and go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice shot by Max Power!
JM survives another day.
He is still all flash and no substance. Not a scoring threat and plays predictable.
Under review in Toronto. Grow up Charra you overgrown baby!
LOVE THE TASTE OF THE CROW
HELL YEAH I WAS WRONG
Stick that one where the sun never shines.
Our team pulled a Russia and a Flyers…,.,.poor Bruin bastards……
Wow! Huge win, with some really GREASY goals. Unbelievable! Sweet!
The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag
Typical Bruin response !!
Now that is a storybook ending. Beautiful. Happy frickin’ New Year, everybody, where anything is possible—even a late third comeback win against the Broons.
MAX PAC!!!! What a stud!!!
Love, LOVE Patches shoving CHara once, and then AGAIN when CHara gets into his face– and Patches never stops smiling the whole time.
In yo face, biotches
Eat it trolls, just eat it. OH HOW I LOVE IT. LOVE THIS TEAM
“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
I can honestly say that was pretty fun
- In Price We Trust
Someone teach this guy some respect please.
Arguably, we didnt deserve it, but as they said in my favorite show, “deserve got nothin’ to do with it.”
Love’s it ….JUST LOVE’S IT!!!!!!
Who knew it all we had to do is get rid of Cammy to score. Maybe he wasn’t hurt maybe he was traded.
The Habs come back!
The HIO servers stay up!
Welcome to 2011, people!
/\\ikeGO HABS GO!
If anyone knows about choking, it’s the Bruins!
And uh-oh… Pacioretty disrespects Chara!
Centre Hice: Habs’ new training aid gets a “passing” grade
How come Thomas gets a star but not Price?
Chara is one big idiot.
I swore I would never give up watching a game after I missed the comeback from down 5-0 against the Rangers.
I have been rewarded! SOOOOO SWEEEEEEEET! PATCHES!
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Well said brother, totally agree, Chara, what a douche,
whew…. that was close. but damn I’ll take the two points
I still hate JM’s guts !!
Or is it…your nut?
(all in good fun Stephen)
Bob Cole and his idiot side kick were lost for words lol.
Amazing end to a game that was mostly brutal to watch. So impressed. Finally a third period comeback! Against Thomas and a good defense no less!
I think every game I love Wiz a little bit more. He’s been clutch if nothing else. We gots ourselves a wizard.
So happy to see Max-Pac and DD out for the winner too. Was thinking Max had cooled off a bit, good to see him pot a big one.
This is why I love the game, last-minute scrambles and OT heroics.
Habs have not lost on home ice to the Bruins since the 2009 playoffs folks. The boys are keepin’ the streak alive.
Now i just have to head over to cbc to hear what they have to say
satisfying comeback always nice to beat the bruins the booing of the 3rd and 2nd star was bad though…not cool at all but ya know that’s how we are apparently…stupid drunk arses
-“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk
??? Yes, used to be, grew up loving, never thought I’d change. The “now” you refer to was almost 20 years ago. Around the time I saw the light that HNIC was not the keeper of the flame, so to speak.
Jm is inviting me over for breakfast, I like my Crow over easy.
I have a feeling a few of our little under-the-bridge-dwellers will be quieter tonight.
Optimistically, last game we got the
“trailing after one period” monkey off our backs. Tonight we’ll do the
same for the “trailing after two periods” monkey.
Oh they will find something to complain about no doubt, hope they enjoy crow!!
See? THIS is the right attitude.
Weird game. Weird team. Makes for great theatre though.
bruins are the canadiens bitches.so right boone.
cherry cries his ass off behind the scenes.
This game was really and truly worth the 19 nervous breakdowns it gave me.
HIBC = Habs Irritate Boston Constantly
OK how bad is Cammy hurt and If it’s bad do we get Kovy back.
Full marks, Chuck
Ha ha to all the negativors. ~(o’b
When snatching victory from the jaws of defeat isnt a typo… wow. Glad I stuck around to watch the end of this travesty that would see 5 more call ups from Hamilton after the bruins were done with us. Worrisome moments for Hammrlik, Picard and Wizniewski, no more Cammalleri and I think I’m missing something here. I really liked the lines Martin threw up for the 3rd to the detriment of a few players, I didnt see much of Halpern or Desharnais much, but what an effort to take control of a game that nobody would have scoffed at if they had given it their all and still gotten shut out.
And damn them for doing just enough to keep us fans happy haha. Beating the Bruins in front of the nation in grand fashion.
high five buddy!!
TSN turning points- icing by Chara, bad penalty by Ryder
And MAN, Chantal Machabee. Ladies, watch and learn.
Chara and the rest of those loser’s can kiss my Canadien ass !!
I may just have to re-evaluate my diminished respect for bass players.
Great comeback by this so called gutlless, no talented, lazy, pathetic, poorly coached bunch. All the “bashers” and you know who you are “can suck it”
You da man Chucky baby! You deserve to be in 3D! I’m crackin’ open the Mexican liquor!
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I really like Max with Desharnais. Desharnais has to stay up – at least for awhile.
You’re citing HNIC as an authority on the Canadiens? Please. That’s like getting dating advice from the Pope. Imprecise analogy, but you catch my drift.
@the there will be a riot comment on Gionta’s goal review: I bet that was the reply from Toronto, note how fast the reply was.
Hey they paid the ticket price and they have a right to let the people who picked those stars how they felt. I agree with them booooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
Seriously: the Chara icing was the biggest mistake of the game, and that is saying something. Chara lobs it to the neutral zone, the Habs have to corral it, get organized, move it through a clogged blue line, get set up, etc. I don’t know if he was going for the goal, but if he was, and it looked like it, that mistake cost BOS the game.
Chara reverts back to his old ways….going beserk and loosing it!
Seems to be that was his biggest problem in Ottawa and early in Boston.
Good for you…
you’re joking, right!!!
Yes that would Candian ass.
And it was never in doubt.!!
It deflected off him and went into the net. Number31 reading the rule fail.
My Bruins fan daughter is going to be in a real bad mood tomorrow! Of course I will not rub it in.
That one had to hurt… not quite the 3-0 blown lead in game 7 against the Flyers, but shite that’s gotta hurt. I can’t wipe the shite eating grin offa my face… and MaxPac shoving Chara to boot! love it!
OOH AAH – HABS ON THE WARPATH!
I have to take some credit for this as I was the one who called for a garbage goal. A nice greasy one.
AT least he’s not a drummer.
You know what you call a drummer with no girlfriend? “Homeless”.
This is very similar to the game against the Ducks last year. Down 2-0 with 2 minutes left,they get one, then pull the goalie and tie. Perry cheap shots Markov, who then scores and mocks Perry sending him into a pouty rage. Just like Chara. Sweet sweet win
That’s right Ian!
NEVER IN DOUBT!
We should pull our goalie once a period. That way we’d score at least 3 goals per game.
LOL. thanks for the laugh
unless of course he really means Canadien…. the effect is lost when you say the Bruins can kiss my Canadien tush.
Hey watch the moore commercial some times you have to be negative to get the best out of your players.
Idiot that has gomez hold down suck button, is #1 biggest idiot on these boards, truth.
Chara and bruins are the biggest losers ever, truth
Corruption is alive and well in NHL, 1st Hab goal was a goal! truth
Penalties?? so cared to give habs PP’s cause they know habs will score!
One in particular, had Pouliot hooked from behind asd skated to the Bruins net, no call
Cammelleri, SUCKS, useless, heartless player, package em with Andre K and get rid of both
Desharanais has more heart than both Andre K and Cammelleri put together
Martin, wisest Coach in the league, truth
Gauthier, this man is so smart and wisdomed , he makes me want to give up The Keg Steaks and become vegatarian, word
Well said! Some of the posts during this game were pretty pathetic.
Chara showed what a tough guy he is, first he cost his team the game, and then he starts punching two guys half his size, ya he is sure a piece of work that guy.!
damn! f—in awesome. my wife (leaf fan) had more faith than i did, god bless her, and called the win while i was railing against the refs.
out of curiousity, when was the last time we actually scored after pulling the goalie?
Hey! Without us, it’s all just guitar and–gasp!–drum solos!
We won the battle (2 points) but not the war (this gives the GM and others the idea that JM is a capable coach).
It seemed like Muller was the brains behind our comeback, with the instruction and plays.
This is my personal “best win of the year” so far. Made my Saturday night.
My finger nails are a little shorter though.
It is feasible that Muller could very well be the Habs next coach.
Every single game, I seem to notice AT LEAST one post from you which stands out. Based on those posts, YOU of all people should not, in any way, shape or form, be talking about “respect”.
The hampsters are revolting here and on RDS. No sound for l’Antichambre…
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Sorry, Mrs. RGM gets full credit. At 10:25AST (when it was still 2-0) she sent me a text message saying that the Habs would pull a Team Russia and win it.
I cant wait to hear Jerk Edwards’ call on that OT winner,
Great avatar pic man.lol
O.K Canadian arse then !!
You still have fingers! LOL!
So, should Boston fire Julien and their GM too?
Your comments are becoing more pointless. Or less pointed.
Why would Ron MacLean ask Milbury about Savard recovering from a brain injury? Red Deer Ronnie is making an big leap to assume that Milbury has a functioning brain.
not to worry….we have Dishwasher in the lineup…that should bring our combined height 3’2″ and our weight to 132lbs… we are not feared that is our mantra!
Stevie Y, Stevie Y…OMG it’s Stevie Y…he’s a GOD!!!
Wow, one shot on goal, that’s really impressive. Did we go through the exercise when Chipchura was traded too? I can’t remember. What about D’Agostini? These guys are 3rd line players, and simply because they have a marginally respectable stat line in one game, that justifies the coach being fired? Let’s be serious here.
Any chance they can get subtitles on CBC when Mush Mouth PJ Stock stumbles through his 30 seconds of air time? PJ, you need a speech therapist. You can’t enunciate. Amateur.
Ha! I finally managed to log in! Hurrah! Is this a good harbinger for tonight?
Here’s a thought, would dirty plays increase or decrease if the NHL took fighting out of the game? i.e. fighting would become a suspendable offence. I remain mystified that in today’s double stamped saftey for kids, don’t do anything impressionable world, there is still open fisted boxing allowed in a major sport. The NHL is such a treat in this respect that an old school mentality like that has prevailed and immersed itself into a rapidly changing world. The problem has become that fighting has become something more or less retaliatory as opposed to prevevtative.
You can’t kick the snot out of a little punk anymore to keep him in line. I remember a game in Dalls a few years back when Carbonneau was still coaching. I can’t remember what player it was for Dalls, but he was running around checking anything and anyone, the crowd was getting all riled up and the habs looked like they were realing. Guy put Greg Stewart on the ice and he proceeded to beat the Dallas player into the ground. I can’t remember if they won the game or not but all of Dallas’ momentum dissapeared and it was great. They had to kill off a 5 minute major I think, but it seemed like a minor price to pay. That was one of the only times I’ve ever seen a fight (which was incredibly one sided mind you) that really mattered. The rest of the fights seem to be part of the new circus act the CBA has brought us, these formal invitations to fight are ridiculous, which makes an instigator penalty an absolutely preposterous idea if the whole unrwritten philosophy behind fighting was preventative.
Now it really looks like the people who fight in this league have become the dirty players they want to protect their team from. It’s a catch-22. So now is it logical to think that if you eliminate fights, you eliminate (most of) the dirty players, and thus clean up the game? I would rather see the repeal of the instigator rule myself, but I do think the NHL is at a cross-roads when it comes to this issue.
I much prefer your musical choice to the Habs Mike.
Boone should request this one next time!
Boone should request this one next time!
Tonight’s the night DD starts to carve his legend in CH lore and moves Gomer down to the third line — 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) in a big 5-2 win!
Boone, nice prediction, going out on a limb are we, ”
I wish i had that choice, its CBC for me here in the States
Marc Savard singing along with the American Anthem? What a good little Canadian boy…
Lets put a few behind Thomas!!!!!!
GO HABS GO!
TripleX and ManApart are each trying hard to out-troll each other and the game hasn’t even started. I sure hope the server holds out tonight. This could get interesting.
Let’s go boys, even when times are tough we can rely on punting these guys back to B-town… DO IT, DO IT HANSEL
If they ever join forces…God help us all
Imagine if they got together to combine their forces for good instead of evil… they’d be unstoppable!
Yes, because Martin traded him.
If one of our small guys did to Thomas what Savard just did to Price, he’d be on his a$$. Instead, Gill the gentle giant just gives him a little tug on his jersey.
Healy’s really delivering the goods tonight. “The less the puck is in your own end, the less likely you are to get scored on” and October 30th was a month ago are two gems. We’re not even five minutes in yet.
I miss WJHC officiating already.
Maybe he just likes to sing. I always sing both anthems out loud at games.
Bullshit call on Pleks
Which is worse in terms of utterly blown calls: officiating or CBC commentary?
Unlucky, yes, but the stick was in there. Pleks wasn’t trying to get his stick in Wheeler’s hands, but it happened. It was a good call.
Worst is yet to come!
Milbury and Stock ranting!
Dear Bob Cole, Learn the fickin’ names of the players!
How does know one ever question why Pyatt is in the lineup?
Eller is miles better than Pyatt and so is White. Pyatt is not even a decent AHLer, let alone on a NHL starting roster.
I think Chara and Gill should drop ‘em.
Well… Eller hasn’t really set the world on fire either. The jury is still out on him… In his defense he is being developed by JM so hard to blame the guy. I would LOVE to see White with the big club.
It would be the equilivent of richard simmons and the slap chop guy doing infomercials together. One guy sweating to the oldies in a pair of short shorts,and the other talking about loving his nuts. Except the real richard simmons would kick both their asses quite handily.
I think I know more than most about hockey and believe my opinions are almost always reasonable and thought out.-manapart.
Can folks who are having trouble logging in post any errors they’re seeing, or describe what happens when logging in doesn’t work?
Pyatt is the prototype JM player. Boring, conservative, defensively sound, offensively useless and totally forgettable.
Like Bob Gainey.
Oh, very observant TX.
Gainey the player, defined the modern day interpretation of the defensive forward. He was anything but forgettable.
That is as ridiculous as comparing Mario Lemieux to Gomez, or Orr to Picard.
Or some posters to anyone who has any concept of how the game is managed, coached or played.
Gainey defined the role of defensive specialist until the Selke Trophy got bastardized by a bunch of US sports writers that wouldn’t know their head from their butt when it comes to that role.
Maxim Lapierre played 15:30 (including 2:25 on the PK), had a shot on
goal and an assist, went 4-6 on faceoffs, blocked a shot and led the
Ducks with six hits
Veiled insults are not the weapons of a well mannered individual. They are used by those who lack the conviction to state their intentions clearly. Some might say it is cowardly.
I take it you are the one with the unquestionable expertise in NHL management, coaching and playing. Again Punkster, your talents are wasted on HIO. Such a triple crown of talent should be in charge of the Montreal Canadiens. You can GM, coach and be the big centre we always dreamed of acquiring.
You still don’t get it TX. Trolling is not an art. Anyone can do it. Even me.
Art like garbage, is truly in the eyes of the beholder.
Self deprecation like tabasco sauce, should only be used in small measures. Over use can be hazardous to your health.
Agree! Anythinkg good that happens is by accident. Shoot out , winter classic, removing Leafs from HNIC
Pffft! We can’t SCORE!
One of these days their luck will turn. Hopefully soon, it sucks that they don’t get what they deserve, but then that’s hockey: it’s a percentages game, and right now the Habs are rolling snake eyes.
The Bruins were smart. Horton was the throw-in for the real reason for their success. Hockey Dad’s kid. The Jr. B talent Gregory Campbell. Hockey Dad is really happy tonight in Toronto. In fact I’m sure he’s finishing his Grade 8 exams.
Screw you Campbell.
Team cannot score for its life and Pyatt amd Moen are leading the charge???
Give us a break JM!
The system is is screwed and is screwing this team!
Just looked it up. That was the right call on non-goal. I thought it would count cause Thomas batted it in but the rule states that even if it goes in off a player after being hit by the high stick it’s no goal. Rule 80.3.
Question then becomes: was it a high stick?
Someone should Run Thomas through the end boards.
Lots of weak, ineffective shots from the outside, without even an effort to take the puck to the dirty zone. Sigh…
The login is acting weird.
Can’t even get a courtesy call from Pollack for his huge mistake.
Huge mistake?? He made the right call of ‘no goal’ on the ice, then went to the war room who also called it no goal.
Our offense shooting peas again. CAN WE SCORE A GOAL BEFORE HALWAY INTO A GAME?
Shooting peas? More like out at the grocery store buying them.
DD- haven’t we done that route before? Too small. Lets draft some big guys who can cycle and wear another team down
and PG trades OB for Picard.
That about sums it up: PK goes on the rush, centres the puck into the slot, not a red jersey within 30 feet. Where is the supposed speed of our forwards? We’re 30 minutes into this game and they have not yet drawn a single penalty!!!
A team has to aggressively forecheck and go to the net to get the calls. This JM team is sooooo afraid of making a defensive mistake there is no flow or creativity to the offensive part.
Does JM expect to win every game 1-0? Or is he just afraid of getting blown out like Atlanta?
Anybody seen AK? I mean, I know he’s in the lineup and is playing but has he done anything?
Hard to believe he’s not being sat more yet Eller has been scratched for 3 games now.
Got news for the Habs, shots from just inside the blue line are not going to beat Thomas. They have to get to the net, and get in his face.
This hockey team is horrible. What is wrong with the coaching staff? I think this team will make the playoffs in a horrible league but there is no appetite by the staff to emphasize anything other than d.
It’s time for the fans to get rid of Gomez. It’s time to make it impossible for him to stay in a Habs Uniform
Too bad there was a goal called back to give all the conspiracy theorists fodder for complaining about the officiating, when the simple fact is, the HABS CAN’T SCORE.
Anyone who believes this team is where it is because of officiating needs long-term sessions with a psychiatrist.
So has Martin told the players not to bother joining PK on a rush up the ice?
There is no one going to front of the net.forwards are turning back after a shot.Why Picard tonight?
The ( coach ) is in trouble he cant figure out what to do.
I didnt like this signing of Martin we he was hired by the three Amigoes.
Forget the playoffs they will use the Laffs playbook promise next year and just try to make the playoffs but not the cup.
Over 50 years of watching Canadiens and this tell me I will never see another cup in Momtreal
Its all been a feint up to this point. They were just letting the bruins THINK they were the better team. Now the true Habs show up.
Our big chance has finally arrived.
About this Nite- too many passengers. Too many Gomez giveaways. Too much play on the periphery! MIA- Cammi, AK46, Pleks,Gionta, Gomez…..’nuff said.
It’s pretty sad when the NHL is reduced to WWE antics because the officiating is so incompetent.
QUick goal boysss
Halpern & Pyatt out on the ice with 4 minutes left in a 0-2 game. What’s JM thinking?
break the shutout!!!
Why are you people bitching about the officiating? The rule book says that no-goal was the good call. And the refs just called Ryder when they could just as easily have called Wiz for Plongeon Extra Imaginatif.
And see? Quick goal, new game.
They’ll prolly review that too! lol
Worth every penny… Well no…
Bowling shoe ugly, but at least it counts eh? I thought Darche tipped it, but if not, well, I don’t take it all back yet Gomer.
There’s your sloppy greasy one Danno!
Thank Hockey Dad for the fact you’re still leading.
Thomas you’re a Juvenile clown. Have another donut you fat pig.
You’re a loser.
See it is that kind of high skill play that justifies the contract!
Maybe 1 in a 100 players can make that pinball shot!
The best part was Healy going on and on and on about the brilliance of Thomas and then he shows Healy how great he really is.
Thomas blows chunks.
INCREDIBLY stupid play by Chara
Heallt says the puck went off Darche’s stick
Boston and Toronto Two and Montreal one. Truth is if that goal was scored by Boston it would have not been waved off .
What in the name of Beysus is wrong with you? Boston has played a great game, the Habs played a good first period and a great last five minutes.
This constant bitching about reffing is lame.
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE WIZ DOES IT AGAIN!
Give it up man. All you do is complain, its pathetic
Nice move at the blue line by The Wiz.
A little harsh, no? Thomas seems like a decent human being to me. And a really good goalie too.
I think it did also. Off his stick then off chara’s skate
Any grown man that quotes a fictional character from a fantasy movie is pathetic.
30 minutes into the game, no goals, not ONE drawn penalty, all perimeter. Those of you who complain the lack of calls towards our opponents…. there are your reasons.
Well said. I was thinking the same thing. If you’re not drawing calls, it’s because you aren’t working hard enough.
Has the scoring gone completely south with this team or what?
Did Cammy get hit?
we have very few forwards that have shown any goal scoring success in the nhl..that is why we have to win the majority of our games like today…
Maybe Carey can shoot the puck down at floppy everytime he get’s it, might get a lucky bounce. Because he sure as hell doesn’t have anybody else on his team that can shoot
Boone, just an FYI, I was born under a bad sign.
Shots are deceptive. Scoring chances are 11-5 B’s. Not going to work against Thomas.
Cmon guys SCORE.
This team struggles to score 1 goal every game – it’s getting really frustrating.
Almost as annoying as Lil’ Jon’s voice.
Cammalleri has been so meh this year that this development doesn’t really worry me.
Is it the players or JM’s system
Cammy not on the bench, fans behind the net can breathe easier
Picard -2, but good news. I think he got hurt on the play.
GET PICARD OFF THE ICE HE’S KILLING US
Betcha Picard’s arm/hand is broken. That Chara shot caught him flush.
Soft coverage by Gomer.
Turn out the lights the party is over we need a coach please this team is a mess.
Gomez is soft on his man and a goal results. Millions down the crap hole.
Gomez is a lazy piece of crap.
dont put too much credence into this but Hockey buzz is reporting Habs interested in Jason Arnott!
He was bad there, but Gomez was worse. $8 mil for that piece of s**t.
Man I can’t stand this system anymore.
Do you ever get tired of endlessly repeating the same thing?
This team has enough top end talent to score more than 1 goal a game. It is not the players but the coaching style.
If the forwards don’t bother showing up then why should I?
I’ll come by at the end of the game. Peace y’all.
Really?? What a genius that Eklund is…seriously though, that’s a no brainer. Center, big body presence, rental…
Notice how they got a call after the Habs STARTED PLAYING hockey after being down 2-0.
also of interest, i’m interested in Cameron Diaz.
Talent = 1 million dollars
Intagibles = 7 million dollars
Moen is our team’s best forward and d-man tonight.
no …but reading your posts neither do you…
Top 5 – 25 or whatever million freaking wasted. Thanks Bobo! Great rebuilding.
Seems alot of people around here never get tired of saying the same thing.
She has really bad skin , thought you should know. I did a movie with her. Good from far but far from Good
We should finish the season with what we’ve got and let things wind up how they will. Wait for next year.
You mean the caphole
They have money for 5mil player at deadline is what I read. The deal does make sense to rent!
Just Given the Dog a Bone
Cross Arnott off the list.
Oh Punkster just say it!
We will both feel better. Free yourself!
Hey Shiloh. Buy your firewood in the spring and it will dry out during the summer. It will be less expensive at that time of year also.
I agree Eller should not be sitting. Pyatt or Moen are not offensive threats in the least. For the Bruins though I like having Moen on the ice…although he rarely wins a fight he does give it a good go.
Perhaps Kots should sit for a few and let Eller play the wing. Like most everybody else I love Kotstitsyn’s talent but he just doesn’t have the drive and determination needed. He should be traded to somewhere where he may possibly flourish. He’s just not getting it done for us.
I did buy firewood this spring – and I’ve probably got enough to get me through another three or four weeks. It’s the same price all year round from the guy I deal with up here – but you’re right, I should have enough put away at least 6 months before I am going to burn it. I’ve got to build a bigger firewood shed this spring.
I love Eller at centre – he’s got to play some big minutes – and soon. Maybe Hamilton is the place.
Really tired of hearing about Ex-Habs. Grabs walked out on the Habs, who cares what he does. You could take any team and look at the ones “they let get away” when you cherry pick them when they have a good period or turn their life around. Why no mention of Huet, Sourey, Rivet?
I don’t care either but I guess it promotes discussion. Anahiem beats someone 6-0, Lapierre gets an assist, is 40% on faceoffs and takes up 15 minutes of ice. Whoopee. At this rate he could play twice as much as in Montreal and only be -18 at the end of the season. Pavelec in Atlanta was a god to the Montreal media a couple days ago, because otherwise what? And yesterday Pavelec allows 5 goals in half a game, under .800 save percentage to the leafs. A total contradiction to what the media has been writing about him.
It is what it is.
Okay, but then some of the non-officiating explanations (most of them panicked) are even more delusional. Blaming the coach, for one. It’s hilarious that Martin didn’t get so much flak last year back when the Habs well and truly sucked, rather than now where they’re actually good but can’t buy a break.
This doesn’t seem all that complicated to me. When Halak last year, or Carey this year, stand on their heads, the Habs can win. Otherwise they lose. The most simple explanation is that the Montreal Canadiens are not a very good hockey team.
Why are you wasting your youth on this blog. Get yourself down to the Bell Centre and straighten these guys out.
Tell me Yoda?
What do you see as the problem? Or in your eyes is this team playing up to potential with no changes in roster or coaching needed?
Are you enjoying the game? I and many others most certainly are not.
Another exciting page in the Habs most storied rivalry. The contrast in styles and philosophy between the two teams is what makes it so compelling. Hopefully CBC minimizes the idiot content during the intermissions tonight.
Fat chance. Chubby and PJ Stock will be shoveling the Bruin love at us. And is that wasn’t enough, the Leafs scored 9 goals last night. Chorra will be especially insufferable.
Centre Hice: A case for Georges Vezina
They didn’t have our negative experience with SK so who knows they might be interested in the potential chemistry between the two.
I’m not sure of the quality of most of their forwards but what is intriguing is whether they would be interested in letting Shea Weber go. Like AK he’s also RFA but due a much bigger raise in pay. Actually AK doesn’t deserve any raise at all.
How about AK along with our Weber for theirs? Hamrlik or Markov may not be back.
Not sure if I’ve given up on AK just yet, but your idea is interesting…
I’m a big AK fan, but if Nashville’s Weber was coming the other way…
Our Weber has some nice speed – maybe he’ll continue to develop. He seems to have a great attitude. If we could get him signed at a reasonable price for the next few years we might have something.
Weber (Nashville’s Weber) is a young, elite defenceman on par with Keith and Doughty. He’s also their captain. If he was dealt for Kostitsyn and our Weber, Nashville’s GM would be strung up by his ankles in the streets…well, he would be if the Predators had fans who cared enough to do so, anyway. The only way Nashville doesn’t re-sign him is if they can’t afford it, and they certainly won’t be dealing him for a frustrating RFA who’s never scored more than 26 goals in a season and an unproven prospect. I’d love to have Weber on the Habs – who wouldn’t? – but a deal for him would almost assuredly start with Subban.
Assuming Weber (the Nashville one) is interested in seeing offers and considering a move, he will not sign until after July 1. At that point, we can throw all sorts of money at him, let kots walk and and you basically get him for Kots without losing our Weber. I think the money will be there to outbid anyone if we want to.
All the negative people, please suck on it
Take that you effin’ trolls!!!!!!
Guess you were holding that in for the whole game?
Gomez, is pure crap. There is no question.
simply amazing JM is a genius!!
Fu%^ you Toronto.
cammi hurt or benched?
Wow, how did the NHL conspiracy let THAT happen.
One would almost think an actual hockey game is going on here.
ENJOY THE GAME.
Haha, I may have spoken too soon?
You just had to say it. Now it’s under review.
We pulled a Team Russia!!!
Greasy garbage goals are beautiful!
Gigantic goal by our tiny giant. Mike Giooooooooontaaaaa!
Nice compete level there Gomer. Oh well, you’re glib and cute with the media, so no one will mention how little you care about winning. Just retire and take your f’n $7.3 million cap hit with you. What a GD quitter. Quitter. Quitter. Get off the ice if you don’t want to wear the jersey with pride. POS quitter. Loser. Idiot. Retire. Bum Loser. Quitter. Loser. Loser. Loser. God you suck.
You have to love sports.
You love something. This is good Lorne. Keep the love in your heart.
You love sports? Could have fooled me
What sports have you ever played?
“I have never failed at anything in my life so far… TripleX 12/23/2010 16:34pm”
Ok GREAT. But still, WTF do we have to wait for this to happen at the end of the 3rd ? Geez JM. UGH
This never happens.’Bout time .Gionta. Win this one and count yourself lucky with horeshoes up the ying yang.
I’m surprised they’re not…. oh I guess they are going to try to take it away.
It’s Canada Russia all over again
Another review? WTF.
I yelled so loud on that goal, i literally made my unborn son jump.
That’s a good goal, my friends.
Just like I tell my girlfriends, all that’s needed in life is 2 minutes of excellence
They shouldn’t even being reviewing this. BS.
The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag
Please do not give another late period goal,especially now.
I wonder if that was how Muller drew it up
Whenever I am studying Habs score.
When I am fooling around on Facebook the opposition scores.
This trend has continued for over 2 months now. Sign by God to study and good things will happen?
HAH nice !
I’m giggity again!
Wow, hopefully we can get’r done!!
Crazy game. I LOVE IT!
Yes a great comeback but it didnt have to come to that, Why was this team dead for 56 minutes. I don’t get it. I guess JM is having Steak and Eggs for breakfast now
I guess ever goal we score gets reviewed.
4th consecutive overtime isn’t it?
negative Nellies kma
I bow to the ghosts of the Forum past. !!
Sometimes its great to be wrong !!!
Adn finally something works for JM.
I call Desharnais with the winner…
Price deserves this win…….he held us in there !!
Wow. And WE complain about stupid penalties.
The Wiz draws one. This guy is awesome.
Little surprised it got called TBH.
Yeah, hockey made my son cry for the first couple months. Now he is so used to it that when he hears loud noises he raises his arms in the air.
I’m SO gonna get my boy to do the same thing
“Pithy” is a terrible word to write and say, but it’s a great quality and you have it in spades and are by far the funniest, wittiest poster here. I start to chuckle in anticipation just seeing the avatar (and I remember that Grecian ad). Best in 2011.
Why thank you very much DM! By the way, pithy is one of my very favorite words. I just love writers who are full of pith!
You could be right. LOL!!
Gomez is a disgrace to any hard-working, eight-million dollars a year man.
Hey, I’m I glad JM put Picard in instead of Webber..Pack your bags JM your choice of players to sit are beyond reason. Why does he not think Webber is not better than Picard and for that reason why is a big fast body like Eller not better than the smaller than smurf DD ?
Habs scoring chance? Nope, better call offside.
There’s an easy cure for all of you that are feeling the effects of this mediocre team – go spend a month on a tropical island in Thailand. Worked for me, and now I care a lot less about hockey. At least until the playoffs, providing we make them (doubtful with the D injuries and scoring woes, I know).
Happy belated new year to everyone!
Cheers Clay. Glad to hear you had a good time.
We live in Miami and vacation in the Caribbean. Highly recomended for fans of this team.
Did anyone see what happened with Cammy?
That extended 5 on 3 vs Pens. Our 5 were as static as their 3, as though we were responding to them instead of the other way round. They were only doing what you have to do when down to 3 — clog up the slot, face the puck. But our guys seemed completely bereft of ideas.
I would have thought, simply send one guy, even two, flying into the slot just to create mayhem, get bodies on bodies.
No? Or what should we do next time we’re lucky enough to be in that position?
A or B?
(A) a team in a slump
(B) just a lousy team
This team with who is playing now – B
Cammy and Picard done. Great.
I remember watching the game vs Pitt the other night when Mike Rupp punished and try to push Cammy over the boards and was like so what, there is no one on this team that can stand up to Rupp, This team Needs some size and toughness.
What the hell has happened to Cammalleri? He was on fire last season and now he’s just crap. And now this…
He studied Gomez’s play over the summer and realized that “why the F should I play hard when I can collect my paycheck without breaking a sweat”
Boone, I just love these four pointers.
LOL, watch them disallow it now.
Tinfoil hats will be a huge fashion statement.
I honestly think Picard is in the lineup because he is the quintessential Jacque Martin player: quietly does whatever he’s told because he’s just happy to be there. Not enough skill to be tempted to do anything creative or out of the box, or really anything that would threaten to elevate the coach’s heart-rate above sleeping level. Subban is enough to worry about, god knows. You never can tell when he might, you know … try to DO something. Scary. Although, I do think Subban has been sufficiently tamed by the esteemed pre-lockout coach. I can tell because I have barely noticed him do anything offensively for about a month.
The only real problem I have with Picard’s game is sometimes he makes a bad decision wether or not to keep the puck in the offensive zone. Otherwise he really is a decent 6th or 7th Dman. I should also say that I tend to agree with you about Subban, and even more so now that he needs to have Subban play more minutes, but he can’t due to him paired up with Gill. This also leads me to believe that we about to witness the old D age before our eyes ala Hamrlik last year near the end of the regular season,
Loads of perimeter hockey, tips of sticks, no body position and definitely no effort in corners.
AK gets booed by the Bell CEnter faithful. Love it. He dseserves it 100%. and to show how much he cares, he follows it up with an ugly, soft defensive zone turnover which led to the 2nd goal…..Can we dump the bum in the garbage please!!! Hes useless!!!
“These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack
I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.
Can we please end the Darche on PP experiment?
Cammy out for the game maybe more…
3-0 shutout for Boston. I’m calling it.
It is over! Cammi gone. Didn’t look like he did anything. Game planning is horrible, just brutal.
So Cammy’s done eh?
If Cammy is out, please call up White — he will bring some life and energy (hopefully) to this team.
Thanks BG for hiring JM and signing Gomez
Given his play, does it matter?
Habs had 7 shots in that period? How many were remotely threatening?
This game is painful to watch.
But this website is even more painful to use. It is doing strange things.
Let’s trade everyone to the Devils to get the #1 pick
Goatier, reality check!
Picard does not belong in the NHL.
He’s just a bigger version of MAB’s “deer in the headlights” without the shot!
How come the server’s fine now that we’re behind two goals?
puck possession my %$#!
On the bright side, if he’s done for the season it will open up possiblities…
Efin pathetic, maybe 2 scoring chances. What can JM do to get this team going. Ak46 is asleep at the wheel tonight, I do however line Benny’s hustle, Gomez well, no excuse for not doing a beeter job on Bergeron, what a puke.
You can easily replace him with a bucket of pucks. He’s been utterly useless.
Cheer up fellas, we should be used to 8th place by now!
I don’t know about threatening, but they were definitely remote!
Because most people, like me, are going to PVR the game and do something for the rest of the night.
It’s a damn internet conspiracy!
What did Cammy hurt his feelings when the fans booed.
Habs had one real chance all game. The rest is from the outside. Is it too late to bring the term Perimiter Pu$$ies back? Yeats?
well I guess I am joining the crap on Gomes team. Way too comfortable with his contract Too much of the good life to give a dam . I see alot of Kovy in him a now and then effort, with vast stretches of indifferent play in between.
haha, I’ll perform my own please. =)
We sure don’t want a slow footed Arnott not with this fast team.
“Alexandre Picard left the bench … maybe too late to help.”
Which reminds me.
I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy – George Carlin
Yeah, we can play Weber up front.
This current group of garbage will not make the playoffs.
I wish I could make 4 million dollars a year by merely spraying water on my face as the Habs’s players do.
Cruel but good.
“What can JM do to get this team going.”
The mood swings in this place during a game rival any marriage I’ve ever been in.
Actually, Randy Hanzlick.
Thanks. I stand corrected. I always thought that was GC’s line. And I’m going to need one or the other soon…
I kind of want to hit Colby Armstrong too.
Whatever the plan for Eller is, I hope they’re keeping the kid apprised.
But something tells me they’re not.
Haha, I guess Chantal is dressed to kill tonight? Have another JD, Boone.
GIGGITY. did something just hit the table ?
Someone tell me how Eager gets a 4 game suspension and Lucic got a fine for their sucker punches? Colin Campbell is a JOKE!
Eager doesn’t play for the Bruins. That’s how. But don’t forget as the Hockey Elite in the Media reminded us, Collie is a good guy and all that stuff.
Bruin’s players seem to get away with stuff always. McLaren on Zednik for an example from the past.
Can’t wait to see the Wiz play against Boston tonight …..
Not enough Chantals out there. Sports journalism is kind of like computer engineering- lets just say you don’t go into sports journalism or computer engineering to meet chicks.
No doubt Cherry and his puppet will be in fine form tonight, with the Bruins playing and no Leafs in sight. I’ll have to watch just for the curiosity factor, and “all you kids out there” should do the same.
Grabovski….there was never a doubt that this guy had talent. That was never an issue. So maybe Grabs chose this time now to grow up a bit. I did like his shootout goal earlier this week, it was pretty. 17 goals on the season thus far, but keep in mind he plays on the top lines, PP, and shootouts. Pretty thin offence in Toronto, so it’s only natural he would see a lot of ice time. Interestingly enough, he was not so highly thought of last year, and even earlier this year, by the Leafs and their fans. In Montreal the kid had only to wait and bide his time, work hard, and things would have worked out well for him, I suspect. Something he was not inclined to do.
Where Cherry will go to get his next suit.
I think grabo could be a better hockey player if he was consistently physical
he’s kind of a hot head that picks his spots to be physical…
he’ll be a perennial 45-55 point player…good for a second line on any team.
Tommy – At least we got a 2nd rounder for him.
Ribeiro is a better centre and we got Noneima in return. There would have been no need for Gomez if we had Ribs as our 2nd centre. Not to mention he’s French-Canadien.
i agree but the sad news is that the leafs offense is probably not any worse than ours…
Toronto can keep Grabovski. He got to where he is by playing a lot of stinkers and if he was instantly on our team he wouldn’t be scoring the way he is in Toronto because he would have to play defense. Toronto scores 15 goals in two games, that’s more than 6 games production for us. But, it is the type of game they play and they are not a playoff bound team. They started the year scoring and winning and when the scoring stopped so did the winning.
Definitely there is a system somewhere between the Leafs’ and ours that we could play to score a little more often. It would be nice to see the puck go in the net more often, but hockey is a game of bounces and near misses and we need more of one and less of the other.
As for the Bruins, they look like a very scary team on paper and yet they are offensively challenged. Not as bad as Montreal but they are in the same boat because Claude Jullien has them playing a defense first system. The best goalie wins tonight, (and bounces might be a factor).
Every time I think about tuning into the CBC broadcast for anything other than Inside Hockey by Friedman, I regret it.
RDS, you’re my only friend.
Haha, no it was spontaneous.
He’s not horrible and he does have some size (not that he uses it all that effectively), but Weber has more upside, can work on the powerplay, is a better passer, and also he shoots right, which would allow the Habs to have a balaned left/right D. I hate watching Spacek on his off-wing, he struggles.
Yeah I started raising a bit of stink about Spacek playing his prefered side, though I’m not exactly a frequent poster. Weber might be an odd man out since you have both Subban and Wiz for PP duties, though I believe he needs to be given time to get used to the level of play, especially on the PP, though what combo do you feel comfortable with having on the ice between Weber, Wiz and Subban? While I don’t think he’s been given a fair shake, its easy to imagine what can go wrong with any two of those three on the ice.
Its a tough call and there’s a train of thought around here that says the NHL is not a development league, and I agree to a certain extent, though not eveyone will have the talent to hit the ground running, so to speak. Game on…
Today is Elvis Presley’s birthday, a fact that Mike Boone failed to acknowledge in his morning thread.
The slight has been noted.
Didn’t I see Elvis on the ice the other night?
A Toast to Elvis from On Frozen Blog.
Geez, 24, I dunno. If you ask me music began the day four young lads from Liverpool started to kick The King’s a$$. So I say, what slight?
GET RID OF THE JANITORS CREW!!!
Watching Hotstove; did Eric Francis get fashion-advice from Don Cherry?
Now that is one of the worse displays of passing and puck control that I have seen. Look like the keystone cops out there.
They better have a different attitude for the 3rd or we are done like dinner.!
What do they practice when they are in Brossard??
The game was over when Boston scored its first of the four goals they will score tonight.
The three things I’m most tired of about this team, in no particular order.
1. Perimeter play. When someone (Gomer) actually gains the zone down the middle, the puck is immediately passed the boards for the scoring opportunity!!
2. Lack of scoring. Tired of watching entire games wondering if the team will put one in.
3. Wasting my Saturday nights. Better choices? Watching reruns, reading the newspaper, sleeping.
How do I know that we’ll see Hammr & Spatch together and PK & Wiz? Oh and Moen with Plex of course.
I still bemoan the loss of Ribs, but he outgrew his stay…it’s the life of professional sports. eventually players just outgrow their stay in all organizations.
Gainey went through extreme measures to break up les trois amigos (dagenais the shootout star, Theodore former vezina/hart winner, Ribeiro the Oscar Winner).
24, it seems that the ruination of most young players in Montreal, is the city itself. Too bad we can’t draft players that are already married with kids, and settled down. Just about every young player shown the door in Montreal had some kind of issues off the ice, or issues with attitude (the wrong attitude). Should these guys be kept anyway, and have them poison the room? Would it make the Habs any better? Would it make the Habs any worse?
Are there any Amish hockey players?
Could be worse. Could be April.
Breaking news that is not Thomas in the net he took the night off. That is Julian’s grandmother behind the mask he not worry about her getting hurt he knows there will be no shots on net tonight.
Picard is back, I can hear The Broons smiling
Well maybe he’ll do us all a favour and be off for the rest of the year and liberate some cap space so we can get someone who actually puts in an effort.
This team is IMPOTENT!
I have two questions I really would like answered please:
1) What is the reason for Picard?
2) Does Mike Milbury know ANYTHING? And does he really hear anything that comes out of his mouth himself, cause if he did, he would quit right now.
Jim-out. I BELIEVE!
Optimistically, last game we got the “trailing after one period” monkey off our backs. Tonight we’ll do the same for the “trailing after two periods” monkey.
Gotta love Milbury when he states that over-priced 7 year contracts are insane.
Downie should get 20 games for his idiotic hit. With his past history, I’d suspend him for the rest of the year.
The only think that will ever stop this is if Crosby gets a few more concussions and has to sit out for a year. Is that what our game is all about?
What a disgusting team to watch. They make me sick!! Jacques Martin is a damn fool. I hate his f@#$ing guts !!!
OK PG the fans are not happy and your paying customers are booing. Time to step up and do some thing and start with a new coach name Roy.
I will always love my Habs but also very happy to be Living close too the Canucks….that’s a team playing great winning Hockey!
1. The Wiz and Gomez are just as guilty.
Picard on for two goals, first one he past the puck up the middle and it was picked off, goal!
Second one I would like to see again, before assigning responsibility.
JM’s coaching brilliance has had the desired effects on the Wiz sooner than even I expected. Congratulations JM on turning another offensive threat into a dullard.
JM, the black hole of skill and offense. How much longer can PK withstand the BORG!
habs are doing what they do best- NOT SCORE!
this has to be the most offensively challenged habs team in hab history!
I don’t even enjoy watching their games anymore. just so boring.
Anybody who thinks Cammo is not trying, is completely out to lunch. He more than anyone on this site and anybody out there wants to shake out of this slump. All this garbage about collecting pay and not trying is utterly incomprehensible. These guys are struggling right now, that does not mean they are lazy or quitters. They are way more frustrated than anybody here. Please enough is enough.
Sigh… this is so sad. How ’bout some voodoo to rouse the ghosts?
I keep seeing this commercial to max my computer speed, is there anything like that I could buy to Max the habs speed, Hey JM, let the boys play in the 3rd, screw it fire wagon hockey, what have we got to lose. Otherwise take that pad you keep writing on and shove it up your arse
Yup, the Nucks are just dominating now, I got tickets to the Habs/Canucks game and going with very low expectations for the Habs, and like my friend pointed out at least the Canucks will put on a great show
Gomez is a quitter. Watch the replay of the second goal. He just waves his stick like Tinker Bell. Useless POS. He doesn’t care one bit about anything other than collecting his fat pay cheque. Garbage player, garbage trade. A disgrace to the other guy that used to wear #11.
Lol. Why not Wiz, too? Who needs defensemen?
With Cammi out JM can now play Pyatt on two lines! JM must be so happy.
You don’t get it, man: small minds need spacegoats.
At least we’ll see Eller again…
We have crapped the bed for two periods, hope Martin has a clean bed sheet for the 3rd.!
Just once I want to see a pass tape to tape to a moving player tonight.
Gio and DD on the same line, is this a joke
Bit of a shame the Habs can’t buy a goal like that — they’re better than the Bruins, and given average luck since the beginning of the season Boston would be chasing them, not the other way around.
Ah well, there’s a lot of season left for the numbers to turn around and for the Habs to get back to the top of the division.
You folks this is tough to watch, I just spend almost 4 hours with Puccini’s La fanciulla del West this afternoon.
(OK, it was actually a good performance. But OMG, an Italian opera set in the American wild west…whodathunkit?)
More defensive zone turnovers. Crazy
This bunch couldn’t score in Thailand.
We are a one-dimensional team — small top 6, and not gritty enough bottom 6.
Call up White! Put in Eller! Call up Henry even!
Cam out 6 weeks, needs a rest!
How come there was no call on those multiple slashes on Wiz?
This is crap.
I actually think it’s quite funny. What else is left but laugh?
Average “ref luck” would also help, mind.
Gomez is overpaid, I agree and I cannot nor will I try to defend that. But I don’t think hes a quitter. I don’t have an explanation as to why hes playing the way he is. But I just dont think hes a quitter. Is he playing good hockey? Not remotely. Is he worth half of half his pay? Not at all. But I don’t think hes doing it on purpose. Its hard to stomach but hes in a slump, he has been all year.
That is exactly what we have going on a the Bell Center tonight Punkster!
considering the average income, this bunch could score in Thailand an awful lot of times.
What? The Habs have had pretty much the worst penalty differential since last season. Surely that’s not ALL due to their lack of discipline…
How will we ever recover?
Ironic that someone named “MathMan” professes a belief in luck.
The reasons for the current problems with this franchise have nothing to do with luck.
They couldn’t get lucky at the Mustang Ranch!
A slump generally runs from 5-10 games. This is the 42nd game of the year. It’s not a slump. He sucks.
Well, from Thailand its “No money no honey!”.
As opposed to Goatiers’ “I love you long time!” approach.
Scott Gomez wouldn’t be in this league if he “sucked”. But the point i am trying to make is that, I just don’t think he should be labeled as a quitter
What a sad tragic day it has been.
There is something terribly wrong happening in the United States.
Don’t forget Boone, set the PVR for tomorrow night….A rerun of the Don Cherry Story.
Why did they get a good lookin’ guy to play Cherry?
It’s funny. Even live on Coaches Corner I still find Cherry is a rerun of an angry old man yelling at clouds…
What a shift by that line.
I think Hamr + Spac is going to cause problems tonight
Flash that leather!
Read the Bruins’ lips: “I thought I had him.”
NESN pronouncing PK as “Soo Bon” Is that right?
Gainey was right. Price is a stud!
How many times is Gomer going to destroy a rush by passing it to nobody?
Shouldn’t be too hard to “discribe” when you make up your own words.
Darche flattens Price.
It,s great to have good goaltending and penalty killing , but a team has to have some form of offense, you have to be able to score more than 1 goal a game. If this is JM game plan to try shutout the other team and hope we fluke one to win the game I am afraid we have no chance of making the playoffs. Why is it when we get rid of these so called bums they tear it up on another team. I guess you just have to look behind the bench for that.
Tonight? Or over the course of the season?
In any event, many.
I’m liking this DD fellow. Size ain’t everything in today’s NHL, don’t let them fool you…
That’ll be his biggest hit of the night.
Would rather have Grabs than Gomez at this point. At least his attitude has improved and has great work habits and bagged 16 goals.
The Seahawks are about to knock out the Super Bowl Champs. Amazing 69-yard run by Lynch puts them up by 11 with only 3 minutes left.
I got an email from Mase at CBC after the last Habs Bruins game. Basically said I misinterpreted everything. I’m turning the sound off of Millbury and Stock tonight
For football fans, looks like the Saints are about to lose. That’s insane!
Fear makes people say funny thngs.
IS Bob Cole even watching this game??
Deharnais is Gionta, Poiliot is Pacioretti???
This guy gets paid?
Tax dollars at work!
the sky is blue in my world, what color is it in yours?
I got told exactly the same thing!
Habs held their own but Pleks and Cammy were awful. Right now it’s like being down an entire line.
Yeah that NHL ’11 is pretty cool hunh!!
OK. Maybe 3-1 with a couple of points for DD. Maybe. Lest I forget, we’re dealing with 21st century Habs here.
More Deharnais line please they are the only ones doing anything. Pleks your playing like a little girl again.
What a terrible attempt at an on-side kick. Rather anti-climatic.
Cammy is jealous because DD is outplaying him. Pleks is just tired. Dog-tired. He should try loosening the turtleneck a little bit.
CBC on MUTE right about now.
Great cbc production
Great coaches corner!! Eh Boone. No angry Don tonight.
“Vivisteen” apparently didn’t have anything to do for 40 minutes so that’s why he let in 4 goals on 9 shots in the third period. Sure.
Is Cammalleri using a different stick or blade this season? He should be burying more of those shots he’s been getting. Nice to see a nice balanced attack, though the Bruins seem to have an answer for what we have. A good balanced game even though Wiz is making me a bit nervous.
If Spatch was playing with Wiz, who was Hammer paired up with late in the period? Anyone notice?
saints luck ran out…thank god
No angry Don, but dumb Don showed up.
The bench. Injury may have flared up.
Thanks Boone, I was taping the football game to watch later.,This is a Hockey blog. Please don’t mention the Jets/Colts,
Oops, didnt notice Mr. Boone’s last few updates, is Hammer questionable?
Haha telling Boone what to write on HIS blog….CLASSIC. Me thinks Mr. Boone can do whatever the heck he wants.
His playing like a little girl tendency is recurring.
This is the Internet. People are going to talk about stuff and things.
Relax guys, I understand all that. I was just kidding. No harm in that I hope
JM useless in Ottawa , useless in fla and totally useless here.
At least he is progressing… from useless to totally useless. You can’t deny that.
Darche!!! What skill!
Nice give and go with Hammer.
I hear your frustration, but personally I refuse to rag on the players who player for this team. It’s the fault of the people in charge (coach, gm) that we have to watch Darche try to play in a top 6 forward position.
How long do we as fans need to put up with this garbage? Even healthy I have very little faith in their status as “Stanley Cup” contenders. Yes we are better today then we were in the 90’s, however the Cup is still an unrealistic goal with the pieces in place today as they were then imo.
Argh, if Darche’s hands were as good as his positioning…
And that is the comment of the night. Positioning over skill.
Darche had the puck right on his stick. Missed the net by a wide margin from point blank rage!
Please kill me now.This team is driving me crazy. We can’t hit the net, we don’t crowd the net, and when we do shoot it is from hell’s half acre!
Pop gun team-pop gun offence.
I have been a fan of this team since I was a kid. I have bled red, blue and white for years. I make it to Montreal twice a year from Timmins, Ontario to catch a game. I am a lifer for Les Habs. However I am also a realist and I see nothing in this team makes me believe that they will do anything in the playoffs, IF they hang on to 8th place. Of the 8 playoff teams , they are the weakest. Unfortunately Bob Gainey and Pierre Gauthier have built this team to small up front and too old and slow on defense, and they handcuffed them with the wrong coach.If this team is designed for speed than why not turn them loose? Use the one damn asset they have and let them go!!
My biggest concern is that we are saddled with this personnel for years. I say trade Hammer, Spacek and Gill right now to a playoff strong team and get something in return. Puoliot and AK are too unpredictable to keep so unload them as well. We have some good trade bait for teams and I am afraid we need to rebuild AGAIN!!Gomez I am sorry for his flashes of brilliance is eating up too much cap space, so place him on waivers and send him down a la Redden and maybe go after Richards.
Oh yeah and find a coach.
We need size and we need it for next year. This year to me is slipping away.
I am not giving up, I am waking up, there is a difference.
Hey, Flopsy’s working on a shutout.
“Working” is not the most accurate word. Trying to stay awake is probably more like it.
so 4 d-men left for this game, and with cammy out and the way the forwards are playing we’re sitting at about 11 players left.
Funny. In the old days, slashes to the hands were called as penalties. Slash to the stick, not.
Okay. Time for a garbage goal. A nice greasy one.
Off the back boards, off a skate, off the goalie and in. I like it.
You booked it Danno!
You do have to give the man props for being the very best at useless.
Being this useless as a coach does not just happen it takes years of continuous mediocrity. JM will have a best seller when he finishes writing in his little black book.
“How I lasted so long in the NHL” by Jacques Martin
Some people are finding out it’s not easy playing without Crosby.
When he went out he had 66 points and the Pens had 138 goals for I think it was, I had looked up it for #$%’s and giggles, so he almost has implicated himself on half the Penguins goals this year. The Pens look a lot like the habs with a baby Markov in Letang without Crosby… if only.
Oh dude… I am not ragging on Darche. He is what he is and he tries hard to the best of his very limited abilities. It’s the overpaid top line floaters that I have problem with. And of course, the coach and GM.
Pouliot off a DD pass.
Hey refs just because Campbell’s son is on the Bruins doesn’t mean you can’t call a penalty against them. On wait a minute yes is does he might send some more e-mails.
The NHL is Mickey Mouse bush league. Cambell, IMO is a joke, and Bettman is a pathetic puppet @ the owners beck and call.
Caps tie it up, 1-1. Maybe Ovechkin… oh, never mind.
That’s two dumb penalties by Pleks tonight. Very uncharacteristic.
Pleks has figured out how to get a rest form the pk.
New Orleans could have used that type of tackling that we just saw on Gionta.
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