Nov 10 liveblog – comments archive

[The content of Boone's liveblog of the game v. the Ottawa Senators has been moved here. We apologize for the inconvenience, but there was a necessary change that needed to be made right away, and this is the only way it could be done. Thanks for your understanding. --HI/O geeks]

257 Comments

  1. zamboni says:

    Ian,
    Click on the link above that reads “Change your Profile” and then Select Edit
    Where you see “Upload Your Picture” Browse your computer and select the image (it needs to be 80×100 pixels max)
    and then hit done.
    Yes, it is be part of your profile, and each time you post, you’ll see that pic
    Good luck.

  2. Ben says:

    I’m also a long time reader, but now a first time poster. I love the site.
    You can probably add Crosby to the Habs killer list soon too. I think he’s averaging at least a PPG against the Habs.
    Go Habs Go!

  3. Ali says:

    Marty Brodeur is the Son of Sam of Canadiens Killers, Patrick Elias is up there too.

    Huge game, we stuck right with these guys last time around, and just one bad play by kostopolous was the difference, and he’s more then made up for it since then with his stellar play.

    Round II looks like its gonna be a good one!

  4. RCMP486 says:

    I just like how posting comments is a bit easier.

  5. Naila Jinnah says:

    No Bob Cole! I’ll probably watch CBC for a bit… though I appreciate any tips on my favourites on RDS ;)

    -Naila

  6. jablonski says:

    Another Hab killer Rod Brind’Amour especially in the face off circle along with Mats Sundin

    Matt J

  7. Lee_D says:

    John Leclair!

    I love the new format for the blog. It’s so much easier to read.

  8. zamboni says:

    Good start for the second line

  9. zamboni says:

    Habs Killer… Martin Brodeur

  10. Oprah says:

    Don’t have a good feeling about this one.

    Hope I’m wrong. ;)

  11. zamboni says:

    Mike,
    I vote for including Post Comment Button on the first page without being forced to preview the post, at least on your blogs.
    You don’t want to see reduced post count do you ;)

  12. Naila Jinnah says:

    I agree with zamboni, as posted in the intro thread. Love that I don’t have to type my info every time though… some nice play by the Tenderness on the fourth line… where he belongs.

    So far, so good for the Habs :)

    -Naila

  13. Naila Jinnah says:

    Also, I’m always disappointed that RDS doesn’t broadcast the anthem(s). It’s an integral part of the hockey experience. I mean, I understand that Charles Prevost-Linton gets old fast, but even if it’s just once in a while, it would be a nice gesture.

    -Naila

  14. Naila Jinnah says:

    This should be an exciting PP!

    -Naila

  15. The Teacher says:

    I totally agree Naila!!!

    and wow, what an entertaining first 7 minutes!!!

  16. Steiner says:

    I felt the same way!
    I cringed. And then… it worked!
    Good pass.

  17. Ali says:

    great pace to the game so far, that Alfreddson line is great to watch, almost as fun as the Saku line!

    Komisarek and Markov gonna have their hands full tonight

  18. MikeL says:

    Why is Begin not playing??

  19. Naila Jinnah says:

    Huet can puckhandle?! Nice pass!

  20. Naila Jinnah says:

    He was injured sometime last game.

  21. zamboni says:

    Charlie horse

  22. Naila Jinnah says:

    Excellent goal by Markov!!!!

  23. The Teacher says:

    Wooo whoooo!

  24. Naila Jinnah says:

    Wait… is that Koivu in a fight? Something is very wrong here…

  25. TommyB says:

    Hammer him, Komi!

  26. MikeL says:

    WOOOW, Huet is pumped!!

  27. zamboni says:

    And i like the emotions he showed,
    Way to go.

  28. Ali says:

    HUET! looks pumped out there!! usually hes calm and collected, rare show of emotion!

  29. Chuck says:

    Rediculous! Alfredsson had his hand off of his stick trying to draw the penalty!!!

    ps: Now I want to have Huet’s babies.

    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  30. Ben says:

    Cristo is getting emotional

  31. Naila Jinnah says:

    Nice play by Gui to stop the Sens in the neutral zone.

  32. zamboni says:

    Kovy how did you miss that?

  33. Naila Jinnah says:

    Technically impossible, but an interesting thought…

  34. Ali says:

    This game has been incredible…a pleasure to watch these two teams..

    And how did Kovy miss that!?!?!?

    AND ANOTHER AWESOME STOP BY HUET!

  35. Naila Jinnah says:

    Huet’s getting a star in this game, that’s for sure… I wonder who’ll win the Molson Cup this time around?

    Nice fall by the ref/linesman ;)

  36. zamboni says:

    What a game it has been so far.

  37. Blitzen says:

    This is like a game 7 in terms of atmosphere.

  38. Naila Jinnah says:

    oooooh… Gerber goes down!!!

    How can you not love Freddy? He made that happen!

    Love the poppy on the CBC scoreboard… and did you hear the call?

    “It’s a spicy afternoon in Ottawa!”

    Now I’m hungry.

  39. Chuck says:

    Gotta love Chippy’s work ethic!

    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  40. TommyB says:

    This game is awesome! I want to see more like this from these Habs! Starting with the NEXT game.

  41. MikeL says:

    Chipchura is so solid its overwhelming

  42. The Teacher says:

    Habs should have a PP now, Richardson threw his gloves on the ice

  43. Woah_Dana says:

    Bouncin’ on the edge of my seat over here!
    The excitement is unbearable!

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  44. Ali says:

    uh Mike, your blogs gone..

    its okay…we got you covered!

  45. nigel-ski says:

    If it were awarded for who drinks the most during a game[chuckle] Naila , I’d be a candidate myself…

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  46. Naila Jinnah says:

    Why why why!!!

    Does Cristo need to tempt fate?

    You’d think he’d have learned…

  47. Chuck says:

    Love the photo, Mike!

    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  48. zamboni says:

    Go for it boys, another PP…
    Another goal would be great.

  49. Woah_Dana says:

    YEEEESSSSS here comes another goal… PP!

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  50. Ali says:

    what the heck is heatley complaining about, after that trip he got away with on brisebois the last time we played each other!!!

  51. zamboni says:

    Why is Latts on PP and not Kosty?

  52. nigel-ski says:

    Seems like lately that other teams are figuring out our PP some. This could be a bad thing if it persists…

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  53. nigel-ski says:

    That near miss with less than 10 seconds left had my heart pumpin’.

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  54. Chuck says:

    Well, that was a pretty useless powerplay, other than for taking two minutes off of the clock.

    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  55. TommyB says:

    Two HUGEEEE periods by the good guys!

  56. zamboni says:

    Boy boy, Ryder better get good soon or this would be the year where he’d remember it for life as the year he dropped from NHL instead of the year he struck big.

    He’s horrible so far.

  57. Yeats says:

    The Teacher: Watching Lats get up to crusing speed is akin to watching an old steam locomotive try to get a good roll on a mile-long freight train. More coal, more coal…

  58. Naila Jinnah says:

    All is forgiven :)

  59. Naila Jinnah says:

    I love CBC. They keep reminding us that the Habs are in the top 3 of the league… After Ottawa and Detroit. Oh, how it warms my heart!

    Also, I like PJ in the intermission. What I’m wondering is if he flies out to Toronto every weekend…

  60. Ali says:

    PJ…that tie…what were you thinking!?!?!?

  61. nigel-ski says:

    I totally agree, Alirio, PJ is kinda weak. The slurpfest that has become the Hot Stove almost makes me pine for Al Strachan…Almost.

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  62. The Teacher says:

    Well, I do have to say that was one of the most entertaining periods we have played this year. High quality scoring chances and very timely stick-work by Komisarek this period. Markov getting more points, but yes, I do see him leaving Komi alone for a few 2 on 1 opportunities the other way.

    Guillaume still looks a bit lost, I don’t know what to say anymore.

    Higgins is shooting every chance he gets now, seems to be more willing to do that this year as opposed to last where he would sometimes choose the pass option. Anyone else see that?

  63. Lee_D says:

    YOU HAVE AN AWESOME PROFILE PIC!

    PS: “Come on!”

  64. Alirio says:

    I can’t believe PJ Stock is a regular on HNIC…..

    What’s the sports world coming to???

  65. Yeats says:

    It’s just so much more fun watching the Habs this year. They show up in the first period. No more hanging on for dear life during the first 20 minutes. Good pace to the game thus far.

  66. zamboni says:

    And I bet it’s in his signature, so each time he posts it breaks all posts that follow it.

    But Dru, shouldn’t the board code handle that and not leave individuals?
    I know all this is new and it’s going to be refined, I’m just suggesting user error should always be accounted for.

  67. Yeats says:

    Have to fine Ryder for that last one. He has a “no-deke” clause in his contract.

  68. nigel-ski says:

    Pleased to meet you Steiner and welcome to the site. Hope to see you become a regular…

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  69. Dru says:

    If y’all can’t properly close your html tags, we’ll have to turn off html formatting! You’ve got a [/e,] in there instead of a proper [/em]

    Dru (the HIO web/tech guy)

  70. alirio says:

    What the F*&K was Ryder doing??? A backhand shot?????

  71. nigel-ski says:

    That 2 on 1 shows just how bad Ryder has got it right now–he waited wayyy too long on that 2 on 1 chance…

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  72. Chuck says:

    Fearless prediction: Saku will kick Neil’s butt before this is all over. :)

    “Vote Saku for All-Star!!!”

  73. Mike says:

    HOW IS THAT NOT A SLASH ON KOVALEV, THE OTTAWA PLAYER SLASHED KOVALEV IN THE BACK OF THE LEG AFTER THE PLAY???

  74. nigel-ski says:

    Awesome save by Huet on that 3 on 1 and good rebound coverage. He seems on his game thus far…

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  75. Chuck says:

    Sorry Naila! I’m still getting used to this thing! Even Boone said that we wouldn’t be perfect this afternoon… :)

    “Vote Saku for All-Star!!!”

  76. Ali says:

    LOVE the passion from Kovalev…

    Ottawa Montreal is turning out to be better then Toronto Ottawa was!

  77. FastRonnie says:

    PJ has his moments of insight, but I wish the guy would learn how to talk! Sometimes I feel like hitting him in the back so he can spit it out…

    Patiently awaiting our next victory and ultimately the cup!

  78. Chuck says:

    Better yet yeats: “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…”

    “Vote Saku for All-Star!!!”

  79. TommyB says:

    Habs are playing like they had this one marked on the calendar for quite some time……everyone is up for it! They’re skating like only the Habs can and they’re taking no crap from anyone. Let’s get the second period going!

  80. MikeL says:

    PJ Stock is one of the smartest hockey people i’ve heard in a long time. Very refreshing from the usual Cherry, Cole and Neale tandem.

  81. Ben says:

    How did CBC get the idea to have PJ Stock to analyze games? Did they have a reality TV challenge?

    But he seems to know what hes talking about

  82. Yeats says:

    TommyB: You know someone on the Sens is gonna get his can kicked before the afternoon is over.

  83. Moey says:

    Great 1st period!! Markov pulled a Souray, a couple of give aways but then a beauty of a goal. Saku in a fight is not a good thing, gives me anxiety attacks!

  84. TommyB says:

    yeats…you got anyone particular in mind?

  85. The Teacher says:

    Yeats,

    Very very good analogy, I couldn’t have said it better.

    The one thing I find really perplexing is that when he actually DOES get up to speed, he seems to think it wise to all of a sudden stop skating 2 inches from the defender and then proceeds to attempt to deke the defenceman at a standstill, and loses the puck 99% of the time. It is SO frustrating to watch him do that….

    Although the frustration is mitigated by the fact that he usually only gets up to speed once a game, if that. Somehow I can do without…Lappy was much more entertaining, and brought more to the team I think, especially if his role is on the third line now.

  86. Lee_D says:

    I really think it’s because that you’re used to the idiots on CBC. It’s saying a lot that you think PJ makes them look stupid…

    By the way, if you want another good pic of Crysby, check this one out: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/Jason/Pittsburgh%20Penguins/crosdumbtit.jpg

  87. TommyB says:

    Hey Moey…look, I have a pony too!

  88. Yeats says:

    TommyB: My money is on Schubert or Neale.

  89. Kevin says:

    its sad how the commentators try to “justify” the slash…

  90. Lee_D says:

    What happened to the blog?

  91. Chuck says:

    I think that Boone’s MIA.

    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  92. Chuck says:

    … or maybe he took an early run to the bar.

    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  93. MikeL says:

    They asked how he got the Gordie Howe hat trick named after him if he only had a fight, goal and assist in one game in his career. They said nothing about a real hat trick

  94. Yeats says:

    Need to get another one early to take some of the weight off of Huet. He has been the man this afternoon!

  95. nigel-ski says:

    A tight, hard fought match thus far. I have to say, watching this years’ team compared to last is like night and day. Last season, we got outplayed nearly every game until the third, and had to rely on Huet to win games almost single-handedly. We seemed to score on almost every good chance we got. I likened it to the rope-a-dope style Ali employed, as we seemed to wait until the other team was tired before we put our best effort forth.
    This season, the team is givin’ ‘er through three periods almost every game, and though our record isn’t appreciably better to this point, I’m duly impressed. Even Kovalaev is playing well defensively, and the effort is usually there through three periods as opposed to one. It’s far more fun to watch. Higgins looks wicked out there, and here we are playing this well with huge under achieving forwards Ryder and Latendresse, still getting the job done. I’m more excited about this team than I have been for a long time!
    It’s a great time to be a Habs fan–but then, isn’t it always?

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  96. Alirio says:

    CRAZY game!!!

    So glad it’s on CBC…..

    some of us don’t have cable :-(


    =================
    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  97. Woah_Dana says:

    Yep, two (hell let’s be really optimistic, THREE) goal lead at some point this period would be great. Can’t sit pretty with a one goal lead. Anything can happen right now.

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  98. Lee_D says:

    “COME ON!”

  99. zamboni says:

    Begin is hurt.

  100. Blitzen says:

    I say Kovy gets the next goal.

  101. Alirio says:

    HOW DID THAT WRAP-AROUND NOT GO IN?????


    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  102. nigel-ski says:

    I’m with you, Whoah_Dana, these 1 goal games are huge nail-biters!

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  103. nigel-ski says:

    Oops–> extra ‘H’. Sorry Woah_Dana.

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  104. Alirio says:

    I have no nails left


    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  105. Naila Jinnah says:

    How did that not go in?!

  106. nigel-ski says:

    Ahhh–so close there. Woulda been nice to get one there in that scramble.

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  107. Chuck says:

    Close… but no cigar, unfortunately.

    ______________________________________________
    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  108. Alirio says:

    THAT WENT IN!!!!

    C’MON!


    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  109. wd40 says:

    Oh man i thought that was IN. AAAAAAaahhh

  110. Woah_Dana says:

    Lol no worries.
    Yeah, I’d love to feel more secure in this last period. The ‘wa are in for the kill now..

    But that last shot was close & we got a PP so, LET’S GET’ER DONE!

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  111. Naila Jinnah says:

    Too bad that didn’t make it in right away… CBC was calling for a penalty shot, but it’ll be a power play.

    Now, time to eat!

  112. Chuck says:

    Review it…!

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    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  113. zamboni says:

    Way to go Captain K

  114. sidhu says:

    What a pass to Koivu… big PP coming up

  115. I am Canadien says:

    so close….should be a penalty shot…..

  116. Chuck says:

    Naila, how can you eat on a time like this?!

    ______________________________________________
    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  117. Woah_Dana says:

    Ughhhh Kovyyyyy.. ;/

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  118. Blitzen says:

    Gotta give it up for the goalies. Outstanding so far.

  119. Woah_Dana says:

    Yeah, both stars for today.
    Geez, Gerber sure isn’t the same Gerber Baby that we played against two years ago in the Montreal/Carolina cup series..

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  120. sidhu says:

    Higgy needs someone who can keep up with his speed – Ryder looked particularly slow on that break-out

  121. Woah_Dana says:

    Yeah, geez. I can’t get out of the living room to make dinner! Not yet!

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  122. nigel-ski says:

    Here’s hopin’ the, “ole, ole ole ole” doesn’t start. It spells doom as often as not.

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  123. Kevin says:

    how’s that not a penalty on kovalev?? he’s being abused tonight…

  124. Alirio says:

    When you’re right, you’re right!

    PHOQUE


    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  125. Kevin says:

    i’m missing something… lats grabs and kosti are in the lineup. who’s sitting?

  126. Chuck says:

    I think that I’ve figured this out. Can I get my karma points back now?

    “Vote Saku for All-Star!!!”

  127. Naila Jinnah says:

    Tsk tsk… Bad Chuck. Close your italics tag next time!!!

  128. Naila Jinnah says:

    CHUCK! You forgot to close your italics tag and now we’re all slanted! Minus karma!

  129. Chuck says:

    Sweet… up and running!!!

    “Vote Saku for All-Star!!!”

  130. Chuck says:

    We need a big game out of Huet this afternoon!

    “Vote Saku for All-Star!!!”

  131. Angry Almond says:

    Ottawa and Montreal are going at it like it’s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. Preview???

    Go Saku…take that little bugger out back…

    Like Schubert’s bravery to jump on Komi after he fell down….Senator!!!!


    Music is the best. FZ

  132. The Teacher says:

    Komi Komi KOMI! I love how he goes after Heatley…who cares who you are, you come in you get hit,..love it!

  133. Naila Jinnah says:

    So, will there be more scuffles than shots this game?

  134. Naila Jinnah says:

    Eh, at least it’s only a minor…

  135. The Teacher says:

    Hahaha, did you see Koivu at the end…thinking to himself, “Will this little pest EVER let go of me?”

  136. Ben says:

    It looked like Breezer wanted to step in for Saku.

  137. Woah_Dana says:

    Christallmighty.. see? One goal leads… no good.

    *pouts*

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  138. Ali says:

    SAKU DROPS THE GLOVES

    OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN!

    eaves just joined the few players that are in the “Saku can’t stand club”, with tucker and peca

  139. nigel-ski says:

    Shoulda shut my mouth.

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  140. sidhu says:

    Damn, seemed like a real long shift for the Koivu line

  141. Lee_D says:

    You knew that was coming! We’ve been dominated the entire third period!

  142. Kevin says:

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  143. Chuck says:

    I’d like to thanks Boone for once again jinxing the shutout before the start of the 3rd period. Bad Mike…

    ______________________________________________
    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  144. Kevin says:

    i second that!

  145. Woah_Dana says:

    kk let’s goooooo…

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  146. Ali says:

    Sens are owning this period, MTL needs some sustained pressure..quick!

  147. Naila Jinnah says:

    I actually really enjoy the serenity of the blue. Too much red can (occasionally) be overbearing, except when the Habs are sporting their home jerseys. Then, red is a good thing ;)

  148. likehoy says:

    I don’t really like the new blue colour…Doesn’t feel very “habs”-like

  149. Chuck says:

    GO HABS GO!!!

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    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  150. zamboni says:

    Now we are sitting back, we better start showing the early passion we had in periods 1 and 2

  151. Mike says:

    no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  152. nigel-ski says:

    G-GGAK!!

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  153. sidhu says:

    Old man McAmmond with a nice move and goal by Neil?!

  154. Chuck says:

    Damn…

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    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  155. wd40 says:

    Man that’s sad. They deserved at least 1 point. Dammit. I suppose you gotta expect a team like Ottawa to be able to score 2 goals in a game.

  156. Woah_Dana says:

    Tabernac!

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  157. Dru says:

    It just kills me that it was Neil that scored. Anyone but Neil.

  158. wd40 says:

    man i was thinking this could be a good time for Ryder to break out of that slump.

  159. Woah_Dana says:

    Okay, fine. Let’s take it out on Toronto on Tuesday then, deal?

    *insert long draw out sigh here*

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  160. Naila Jinnah says:

    Damn. Too bad goals, though that second one wasn’t Huet’s fault in the least… no D to cover the rebound, they all followed the player.

    And the empty netter makes it seem more one-sided than it was… Habs dominated throughout the game!

  161. Alirio says:

    I feel sick…


    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  162. zamboni says:

    It was such a great game, only if we didn’t sit on our asses in the 3rd period. :(

  163. The Teacher says:

    WOW, how disheartening…couldn’t seem to get the puck out of the zone in the third…….not much more I can say ….that we even lost this game…wow….

  164. Dru says:

    Ottawa. So hot right now.

  165. TommyB says:

    Habs come out winners in this one no matter what….they proved to all, and most importantly to themselves, that they can indeed compete with ANY team in this league.

    Great game, boys! Bring on those loafs!!!!!!

  166. The Teacher says:

    MIKE BOONE!!!

    STOP saying SHUTOUT ANYTIME during the game!!!!!!!!!

  167. MikeL says:

    I’m declaring Daniel Alfredsson the best player in the NHL at stopping teams from tying it up when the goalie is pulled. I don’t know what it is, but he always finds a way to get the puck out and get the empty netter

  168. Moey says:

    Awwwwwww man, but I saw that coming, Habs were getting sloppy in the last 7 minutes………what a bummer!!!

  169. Naila Jinnah says:

    I think PJ Stock is perfect on CBC. He’s smart, he’s a former player, and is unassuming, unlike Brunet on RDS. I love his inside look, and he brings up details that most broadcasters ignore.

    Great quote, also, about Alfredsson stepping up in the locker room.

  170. Chuck says:

    I move that Boone is no longer allowed to comment on the score until the game is over!

    This one’s gonna taste like crap for a while. They’ve just got to turn it into a learning experience.

    That said, this group of youngsters skated with and at times outplayed the hottest team in the league for most of the game, and on the national broadcast, no less. Good on them for serving notice that they’re not going to be taken for an easy two points by anyone. I’m already looking forward to November 19th.

    Now if we could only get Mike to keep his mouth shut… ;)

    ______________________________________________
    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  171. Kullkullan says:

    Well, it WAS an awesome game, tough loss tho, and I still have a bad taste in my mouth over this one. This could be a HUGE loss, confidence wise. Going on the road to T.O. might be just the medicine to cure this Ottawa hangover.

    I was surprised to see latendresse on the first PP unit late in the second period. Just an observation….

    Nice new look to the site, I’m glad no-one actually used my name, thnx all lol ;)

  172. SlySil says:

    Dear Carbo,

    I knew Jacques Lemaire New Jersey Devil trapping hockey Circa 2000

    Jacques Lemaire New Jersey Devil trapping hockey Circa 2000 was a good friend of mine

    Mr. Carbonneau, YOU’RE NO Jacques Lemaire New Jersey Devil trapping hockey team Circa 2000!!!!

    Anybody who didn’t see the end coming has not followed the Habs for very long…

  173. Yeats says:

    To be fair to Ryder, there were a lot of Hab forwards who are now modeling for tomorrow morning’s milk cartons. I didn’t notice Higgins this afternoon and Kovy didn’t do all that much either. I did think that Dandy played his ass off today. It just shows you. It’s much more fun playing forward.

  174. Kullkullan says:

    Off topic, but comments like these are bound to happen with the site being restructured.

    I dunno where my validation email is, hopefully on the way. I’m guessing that allows for the option to use a photo/avatar for the posts?

  175. Grabs says:

    Hey guys and gals! Welcome to the new and improved HIO, now 98% troll-free!

  176. showey47 says:

    feel bad for huet and the boys, they played a strong game for 53 mins. Two missed assignments in our own end cost us, but at the same time its hard to win against the sens when you score one goal

  177. J.T. says:

    Hey Boone…nice place you have here.

    I liked what I saw today, assuming I went blind in the last five minutes. But, overall, it’s encouraging the boys can skate with the best team in the league. I think the Habs are one serious, gamebreaking goalscorer away from being a strong contender. That was the difference today…they have an Alfredsson and the Habs do not.

    Trevor Timmins, your mission, should you choose to accept it…

  178. likehoy says:

    alright I’m starting a trade rumor.

    Ryder + Huet to the Kings for Dustin Brown + 2008 first rounder draft pick

    Kings get their goalie, we get rid of Ryder, we get a power forward, Kings will suck again next year and we might have a shot at Tavares…

    chances of happening?? probably zero…

    It would be a nice late season move, in light of Huet’s chances of resigning will not be good, considering Price will be breathing down his neck for however long Huet stays here, and I doubt at Huet’s age and his late start to his NHL career that he’d like to sit on the bench the moment Price surpasses him. On the contrary to what happened with Souray last year, it would be nice to at least try to get something in return for Huet.

  179. likehoy says:

    sorry i meant 2009 draft pick for tavares

  180. Chuck says:

    I think that you’re being a little too tough on Huet for this one, Bobby. Ottawa would have had their two goals a lot earlier in the game if Huet hadn’t been on his game. After all, he even stopped a penalty shot.

    ______________________________________________
    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  181. Cable Guy says:

    I want Latendresse gone and Grabinski gone, bring up Lapierre. This is ridiculous.

  182. Chuck says:

    Well, we beat Ottawa on a number retirement night last year, and we get them again for Robinson’s #19 retirement ceremony. Here’s to history repeating itself!

    ______________________________________________
    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  183. Kullkullan says:

    J.T.,

    Spot on….

    I really don’t know where that gamebreaking goal scorer is going to come from. Someone on the current roster who will explode? A trade? Wait until next year and tune in later?

    Habs played a smart, tough road game and really did deserve a better fate out of this one, so I totally agree with you on that front. The biggest factor right now, is what will happen tuesday night. The Habs have had a great start, but Tuesday against the hated Leafs will be a character/gut-check game. Lose confidence after this loss to the Sens, and it could be a long week. Bounce back after the loss, and the train has only derailed for short period before getting back on track.

    I know that Ryder’s name has been circulating more often on this site than a Brittney Spears ‘no underware’ photo, but at this point, the critics concerns are definately gaining momentum. I hope he gets out of his funk….his streaky goal scoring would have been very welcomed in this game.

    This message will self-destruct in 10…9….8…

  184. ClaytonM says:

    It’s gone from Ryder being a sniper to watching him carry the puck, cough it up, and hoping for a sniper in the rafters. Seriously, Koivu and Higgins have to stop letting him headman the play, he’s brutal every game. He costs our PP momentum every game, passes when he should shoot and shoots when he should pass.

    Huet was awesome until he let in alfredson’s goal, which he had no chance on. He should have stopped neil’s, IMO. At least he didn’t get the shutout and thus get the start against the leafs. Silver lining much? :)

  185. Kullkullan says:

    Clayton;

    I love that sarcasm about Huet not getting the shutout. Another shutout and he’d sit for a week. I still think Price is gonna start againt the leafs tho…….

  186. J.T. says:

    You know, I love Huet a lot. But I always get the feeling when he’s in a game like that, that if he loses the shutout late, he loses his concentration too. It’s like he suddenly becomes human. He deserved better tonight, though.

  187. Blitzen says:

    I agree they can skate with them but what puzzles me is why they fell back into a defensive shell after full-on pressure worked for 2 periods. This is like the prevent defense in football – it doesn’t work.

    I think for a young team, asking them to play in a shell only makes them more self-conscious of the fact they are ahead. Just let them go hard for 60 minutes even if we’re ahead. Yep, we’ll give odd man rushes but we might score another goal and extend our lead.

  188. Keith says:

    Yeah it would be better if we could just scroll down to see all the comments. Progress can be hard thing to get used to sometimes.

  189. ClaytonM says:

    Let’s hope so. Time for Price to get a (jinx word) and hopefully the Habs will be pissed at the loss today.

  190. manorrd says:

    A real heartbreaker.

    Let’s hope The Habs have gained a little confidence going into the next game against Toronto.

  191. GOHBSGO says:

    Need to keep the peddle to the metal and not protect a 1 goal lead for 2 periods. Aside from that great game but lost pts because of coaching again. Thats at least 3 pts so far.

    Better get a killer instinct soon or we will be in 13th place and Mcguire will be saying I told you so.

  192. Lee Hayes says:

    Love the picture ClaytonM.

    Go Habs Go

  193. Dru says:

    Hi Keith,

    You can set the number of comments displayed at a time to whatever you want.

  194. AndyF says:

    Congrats on the new Drupal site. Excellent choice of content management system, guys!

    Go, Habs, Go!

  195. Lee_D says:

    Yeah I don’t like the colour scheme. And you posted this thread twice.

    GO HABS GO!

    I predict a 3-2 win.

  196. Yeats says:

    For those of you in the States, the NHL Channel, 215 on DirecTV, is showing Game 2 of the ’86 finals, Habs vs. Flames.

  197. JungleWolf says:

    I am watching it myself, and recording for future watching.
    thats good tv there.

  198. P St. Pierre says:

    I’m looking forward to the game today. I hope the Habs come out with a lot of energy. That is the only way they can beat Ottawa. They cannot trade chances with them.

    Also, I just want to say that I love the new site. It’s very refreshing.

  199. HabsProf says:

    Mike – good luck with the new site. We all believe you will master the mechanics long before the centennial season.

    Blog on!

  200. TommyB says:

    Well…this looks quite different. Might take a little getting used to the new look, but I like it. The registration idea was long overdue. This should make life a little easier for the victims of the “poser-trolls”.

    Sens this afternoon!….Is it just my rose-colored Habs lenses, or are there others out there who think we may be ready for a surprising upset of the division leaders today?

  201. Steiner says:

    Long time reader, never a poster; thought I would make my debut with the new layout of the site being launched.
    Just thought I’d say hello as I sit here and get ready for the Habs vs. Sens and look forward to being an active member of Habs I/O.

  202. teamplayer says:

    hey mikel
    after there was a whistle, you could see huet was talking to komi, so im assuming he was informing him of that rule.
    teamplayer

  203. Woah_Dana says:

    Yay Naila! :D

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  204. zamboni says:

    Man I can’t handle all the mistakes CBS makes, better go back to RDS.
    Now Kostopoulos is Kostitsyn :(

  205. Woah_Dana says:

    I don’t want to jinx the game or get excited too soon but I got a good feeling about this one ;)
    A lot of confidence on that ice today.

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  206. Kevin says:

    how was that plek hit from behind??? interfence maybe…

  207. Chuck says:

    Pleks throwing his weight around! I don’t like the penalty, but it’s nice to see them playing with some attitude.

    “Vote Saku for All-Star!!!”

  208. The Teacher says:

    I don’t get it, there was NOTHING wrong with that hit, he hit him shoulder to shoulder!!!

  209. Ali says:

    what the heck!?!?!? how was that not a penalty!!!

    im talking about kovalev getting pulled down!

  210. Mike says:

    BULSH*T NO CALL ON KOVALEV!

  211. zamboni says:

    Higgy should have passed to Kovy

  212. Naila Jinnah says:

    Huet was getting bombarded there, but he got out of it okay… Nice chance by line 1… Higgins really looked like he was going to pass, but Gerber had his number ;)

  213. Kevin says:

    how was that not a penalty for bumbing kovy??? and why does higgins never pass to kovalev?

  214. zamboni says:

    Nice play Grabs.

  215. Ali says:

    ive noticed higgins doesnt pass to ryder either…

  216. zamboni says:

    I see Ryder is justifiably demoted again.

  217. Ali says:

    *$@#*&# ryder with the hook….

  218. Chuck says:

    Cristo-Wall!!!

    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  219. Naila Jinnah says:

    Yey! It’s Dana!

  220. Woah_Dana says:

    I’ve gotten used to us getting silly penalties, then being taken down & nothing being called.
    It’s a prerequisite to being a Habs fan, learning to take sh*t..

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  221. Lee_D says:

    Man, Mike really needs to get his shit together.

  222. nigel-ski says:

    After that trip on Kovalev that wasn’t called, it is hard to see that “hook” by Ryder as being a penalty.

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  223. MikeL says:

    Is Komi allowed to pick up Huets stick???I didnt think he was

  224. Naila Jinnah says:

    Ooooh…. Lucky lucky Huet! But then again, when you play well, the puck bounces your way!

  225. TommyB says:

    WOW!!!!!Huet

  226. zamboni says:

    What a WALL
    amazing!

  227. Ali says:

    HUETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT! ROBBED HIM!

  228. Naila Jinnah says:

    Players are only allowed to have one stick in hand during the play… it doesn’t matter whose stick it is. The general rule is that a forward gives his stick to the D, the D hands his stick to the goalie… If it’s logical. Obviously, if you need your stick, as a D, to prevent a shot on the goalie… you should keep it.

  229. Ali says:

    PREDICTION: before this game is over, Latendresse will try to score on Gerber from behind the net, the same way he got his first goal

  230. Chuck says:

    Hey Mike, is there any chance of getting the posts numbered again? Otherwise, how will we know if little Timmy will be in line for his medication?

    “Vote Saku for All-Star!!!”

  231. Yeats says:

    That was a clean check!

  232. Blitzen says:

    Sorry but that was a legal check.

  233. Ali says:

    clean hit, Reddens just a moron

  234. The Teacher says:

    Wow, what the heck! There was NOTHING wrong with that hit!!!!

  235. Naila Jinnah says:

    Aww… poor Pleky. He looks so disappointed in himself!

  236. zamboni says:

    Why would he be, that was no penalty Naila.

  237. TommyB says:

    When Markov scored, did you all think, like me, that the Habs were in the Bell Centre?

    DD must be having a great time today.

  238. Chuck says:

    Gotta bow down to the skinny red guys on that last flurry!

    “Vote Saku for All-Star… or little Timmy gets it!!!”

  239. nigel-ski says:

    Weak penalty on Ryder. Good PK though…

    Habs rule, Leafs drool…

  240. MikeL says:

    CMON HUEEEETT

  241. Woah_Dana says:

    Hahaha Alf got owned.

    GO HABS!
    GO MARKOV!

  242. zamboni says:

    Go show em Huet

  243. Mike says:

    alfredsson just waiting to be taken down. what a ass. i think he is a great captain otherwise.

  244. Mike says:

    alfredsson just waiting to be taken down. what a ass. i think he is a great captain otherwise.

  245. TommyB says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

  246. Naila Jinnah says:

    :O
    Penalty shot and…
    SAVED!


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