1. Exit716 says:

    Ottawa’s not a good hockey market. That’s why they have to feign being competitive to keep the fans semi-interested. If they tank, you’ll see 14,000 average attendance there before you can say Jack Robinson.

  2. Hockey Socks says:

    Staios is an aging vet that won’t help the Canadiens and Bouwmeester is overpaid/unaffordable. I guess Regehr would depend on what’s going back in return, but I don’t watch the Western conference much.

  3. JVF says:

    Not overly optimistic…

  4. Big Ted says:

    Wis is in!

  5. Greg says:

    Hahahahaha! Brilliant!

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

    -Gordie Howe

  6. calvee123 says:

    Jeese sorry to hear about your frozen pipes….. everything is frozen here in Ft McMurray, it was a bone (Boone) chilling -38 this morning…  Glad to hear it only cost 135.00, it would be 250 here….

  7. Greg says:

    Agreed. What do you think of Murray? Do you think he made some obviously bad decisions, or were they reasonable at the time and after a series of unfortunate events (Leclaire getting pinged with a puck on the bench) didn’t work out?

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

    -Gordie Howe

  8. Keith says:

    I wonder if I’ll be able to stay logged in tonight? I’ve been having alot of trouble lately. Kinda like the HIO server lol! GO HABS GO!!!

  9. Mike Boone says:

    You are in my thoughts and my prayers

  10. habsruleworld says:

    Well the Wiz looks like he can go, although No Benny in sight!


    go habs go!

  11. Big Ted says:

    In addition to being an all-Canadian match-up, there are a good number of rumors suggesting the Flames might unload some of their vets and a few of those rumors have players possibly heading here, so tonight’s game may also be a bit of a scouting opportunity for us… I think the rumors are likely more talk than anything right now, but would anyone think about acquiring any of

    – Regehr

    – Staios

    – Bouwmeester


  12. Exit716 says:

    God no. He’s horrible. How would Gauthier justifying dumping O’Byrne and then picking up an over paid slug like Commodore?

  13. SeriousFan09 says:

    Except Olli Jokinen looks like a really, really ugly baby.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  14. Mike Boone says:

    All those Finns look alike …

  15. Habnofear says:

    LOL, here I am stating the Habs should play Price and you get your panties in a wad….have another one potash man!

  16. avatar_58 says:

    Yes, but they have enough on D right now. If Weber weren’t up I’d be all for it. Then again I wish we kept Obyrne….

  17. saskhabfan says:

    So,if your wrong will you promise to disappear and never post here again? Not like that xtrahabsfan guy who made some bet and lost but came back under the new user name of …..oh wait,nevermind.






    I think I know more than most about hockey and believe my opinions are almost always reasonable and thought out.-manapart.

  18. Hockey Socks says:

    Mike Commodore is on reentry waivers. Think the Habs could need a 6’5″, 220lb defenseman with over 60 games of playoff experience and a World Championship to boot?

  19. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    The habs need a guy with eyebrows like Lanny mcDonald. Forget the moustache.

    The only hope for an eyebrow star is Markov, from what I can see.

  20. kempie says:

    That’s hilarious.

  21. Bryan says:

    Olli Jokinen:

    NHL’s First Star of the Week, three goals and seven points in his last three games”


    Sorry Booner, but you got the wrong Jokinen.  Jussi on Carolina won the 1st star.

    Olli has 5A over his last 8 games, and is something like a – 8.


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  22. darcy1 says:

    Look at all the problems those rich people have! 500$ on a MIRROR!  ๐Ÿ˜‰ [just kidding around]

    โ€If you’ve only got one day to live, come see the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’ll seem like forever. โ€ Pat Foley (Blackhawks broadcaster)

  23. Chris1138 says:

    Hey! Who let Dan Ellis on here?


    Just jokes!


  24. darcy1 says:

    XXX (screwed up message – meant to be posted as a reply)

  25. notbigbird says:

    Boone. You will be pleased to know that we are having a plumbing incident that should easily top yours. I blame it all on you. I have no idea why though.

  26. DYCSoccer17 says:

    Leclaire was a horrible transaction.  He was injured when the Sens traded for him, and has had a history of inconsistent play.  The guy’s averaged 35 games a season in his career.  

    The culture of the franchise is just jacked up.  I hate to say it, but I think Alfredsson plays a large role in it.  

  27. HFX-HabFan says:

    Continuing the “debut roster” series, here’s a roster comprised
    exclusively of current NHLers who made their league debut in a Calgary
    Flames uniform:


    Kobasew-Backlund-St. Louis











    cost: $55.62 million, or $3.78 million under the salary cap.  A deep
    blueline, but not much scoring beyond vets Iginla and Martin St. Louis
    (the one who got away).  Interesting to have Roloson in nets instead of
    Kipper.  Not a bad sqaud, but not a drastic improvement over their
    current mediocre team.

  28. DYCSoccer17 says:

    No, they will not fight.  “The Code” states that fighters of African descent should abstain from fighting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (even if it is an American holiday)

  29. andrewberkshire says:

    Problem is, no one is going to feel sorry for someone who drives a BMW.

  30. Danno says:

    Oh well then. That’s only Darchian wages. Can’t feel sorry for you now.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  31. Danno says:

    They’re on the lookout to fight the evil gingivitis

    And they’re coming to an arena near you.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  32. habaholic68NJ says:

    Feel sorry?  Try this: My wife’s BMW broken side view mirror was fixed today.  They only had to replace the glass mirror and a small plastic ring that holds it in the mirror assembly.  Took 15 min and cost me $435.  How many lap dances would that by me in your famous MTL strip clubs?

  33. TheDagger says:

    Oh, well $125 is a steal then!

  34. Mike Boone says:

    $40 for his magic defrosting machine. $70 labour. GST and PST. It was actually $125. I added $10 so everyone would feel sorry for me.

  35. 24 Cups says:

    The Wayne Scanlan article is a great read.

    G&G need to be careful with +35 deals and and no-trade contracts. 

  36. Greg says:

    I get the impression that the mess in Ottawa is less Bryan Murray’s fault, and more Eugene Melnyk’s. Rumor was he demanded Murray sign Kovalev (although I still think that was a good move at the time). A lot hasn’t worked out for Murray in Ottawa but I don’t think it was his fault.

    Like the article states, Hossa was a Muckler problem, so was Chara and Redden, which are the Big Three reasons why the Sens currently suck.  What could Murray have done about Heatley? If he had the slightest inkling, you know he wouldn’t have given him that contract. Leclaire being injured is hardly Murray’s fault, and he’s drafted quite well in the last couple years (minus trading away a couple of first round picks). 

    Anyway, when you analyze what he’s done as GM, its hard to point at a specific trade, or moment where he made an objectively bad decision (with the exception of the Dany Heatley fiasco, which he couldn’t really do anything about).

    It’s time for a shakeup in Ottawa for sure (trade everyone not named Jason Spezza or Mike Fisher, or anyone under the age of 25), but I don’t think firing Murray will solve the Sens’ problems.


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

    -Gordie Howe

  37. CHsam says:

    I just had an hour long nap and pretty sure last thought before dozing off was wondering how much Gomez would make during a nap.

  38. ZepFan2 says:

    Oh he’s going to watch alright.

    He’s got his box of Kleenex all ready for the cleanup.


    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  39. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I wonder if Ciccone and BGL will end up pounding on each other?

  40. Exit716 says:

    If his dad was still alive, Montreal would still have baseball.


  41. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    lol.  thats funny.

  42. Propwash says:


    So does that mean you aren’t going to watch the mother of all meltdowns tonight?


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  43. Danno says:

    Maybe we can pass the hat so to speak if Mike posts his mailing address for us.

    Together we can make a difference

    Send a Loon or a Toon to Boone

    Help pay for his bummer of a plumber bill

    Can there be a more worthy cause than this?


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  44. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    JM has been pretty consistent in playing Auld in the first game of back to back matchups.  Dont hurt yourself getting off the bandwagon.

  45. andrewberkshire says:

    I love it when Habs fans take over opponent’s arenas. Beautiful.

  46. Habnofear says:

    Ok…..I see a blow out a coming and that’s why Martins not playing Carey,period.I think he still feels Price is too fragile and might not bounce back from a drudging?I mean every point is soooo important right now and Calgary has FIRE POWER”don’t give me that record stuff!” Again ,No Wis ,no Benny and no Price…. GOOD BYE 2 POINTS!

  47. DearyLeary says:

    There’s a groaner for ya.

  48. SarahMc33 says:

    What I don’t get is what these “super heros” are supposed to be fighting?? Bettman perhaps? Low ticket sales in the southern markets? Global warming?

  49. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    It’s also on display at a habs @ Panthers game.  You would think you were at the Bell Centre.

  50. Danno says:

    That will certainly thaw the old frozen pipe ๐Ÿ˜‰


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  51. Danno says:

    A 20-minute visit: $135.

    That’s $405 per hour, $16,200 a week and $842,400 a year,

    Mister Boone, your plumber’s wages may not be Gomezian but they’re certainly Subbanish.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  52. andrewberkshire says:

    Impossible to grow tired of it. It’s such a special atmosphere. I don’t think you can find it anywhere else except maybe a home game in Liverpool.

  53. andrewberkshire says:

    Agreed 100%!!

  54. light_n_tasty says:

    Gomez makes $32,520.33 every period, whether he is playing or not.

  55. avatar_58 says:

    Someone’s gotta pluck those stray hairs

  56. the_larry says:

    Anyone catch Paul Giamatti giving Montreal, and Canada, a shout-out last night at the Golden Globes? I cant find any youtube clip but this will do:




  57. Trenton_Romulox says:

    That’s awesome, I’m sure he’ll love it! I’m gonna be at the game too, although it is not my first, but dammit I am still pumped. I’ll never grow tired of Canadiens games at the Bell Centre. 

  58. rut1212 says:

    Is that $135 lap dance included?

  59. likehoy says:

    he pays 135$ to get his head shaved?

    he’s gotta find a better funds analyst.

    – Gomez is holding down the suck button

  60. TheDagger says:

    Wonder if any of the Flames would be kind enough to bring a few hundred kilos of only the finest poutine back here to Calgary!

  61. TheDagger says:

    That’s like your first car being as Rolls-Royce!!

  62. andrewberkshire says:

    Taking my little brother to his first ever NHL game tonight, and is there a better initiation than the Bell Centre? He’s pumped.

  63. avatar_58 says:

    That’s not even enough for Gomez’ haircut

  64. PeterD says:

    $135 for 20minutes…that wasn’t a plumber you called ….at that price that was a top line forward you called.

  65. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    It’s Cobra Commander in a Habs jersey.  How creative.

  66. Mark C says:

    Mute beats Jack Edwards without much of a contest.

  67. habfab14120 says:

    Let’s see.  Trip Tracey or Jack Edwards?  No contest … Trip it is.

  68. FormalWare says:

    The Canadien does look like Samus, now that you mention it. (Although, I’ve hardly followed the Metroid franchise–so what do I know?)

    It is Sooo cool that Stan Lee is creating a superhero “universe” in homage to the NHL! (And, yes–I am Sooo geeky!)

  69. OneTimer says:

    haha that is good. Which reminds me, if you want to larf, go to the hfboards main boards for retro picks of all the players, some are amazing. My picks: Jagr’s epic mullet, and Martin Brodeur as Rodney Farva. Go my children!

  70. forskis says:

    That is cool…I was wondering how Stan Lee was going to render a superhero to represent the Habs…looks like he ripped off the Samus Aran look….I would love to get a lithograph of this drawing.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  71. soperman says:

    That’s not Lanny McDonald, it’s the dude from “Mythbusters”.

  72. Mark C says:

    Don’t wear a Jets hat.

  73. DearyLeary says:

    Was goofing around on NHL.com and found this


  74. Rugger says:

    Decisions decisions, Car at Boston right now.  Since I want to look ahead not behind – Go Canes!  Oh, and I am about to drive into Boston this afternoon bringing my Daughter back to her last undergrad semester.

  75. Marvin says:

    This will be a tough game. Living in Calgary, I see just about every Flames game, and yes they might be at the bottom of the standings, but points-wise, they are not that far from the Habs. When they work and play that in-your-face type of hockey, they are very hard to beat. I have no doubt that they will bring that style tonight.

  76. DearyLeary says:

    8 points is a pretty big gap in the modern NHL.  Heck, we’re ‘only’ 10 points out of first in the conference.  That give a little more perspective? 


  77. larisalapointe says:

    Free Wings! Never a doubt! 

  78. SeriousFan09 says:

    P.K. Subban’s legend continues to grow. I’ve been waiting all seaosn to see that wrist shot used for a goal.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  79. Danno says:

    You can all thank me. I called it. Free wings at La Cage. Thank you very much.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  80. HardHabits says:

    They couldn’t win 5-0. No. They had to let them back in. It’s as if the Habs don’t know anything other than close games. A 4-0 lead is too confusing. “How do you protect that?” they ask themselves.

    These games not good for the blood pressure.

  81. petrov14 says:

    Another W for Price. He looked very collected in net.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  82. king ddd says:

    so does pricey gets a shut out?

  83. avatar_58 says:

    Terrible lapses in judgement, bad passing and well……that bald thing in net

  84. t1tan5 says:

    Loved that celebration after the goal!

  85. Buster says:

    6th place now boys, or is that a good thing, would you rather face Tampa or boston?


    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  86. petrov14 says:

    Whats the free wings thing all about? Do the Habs need to score 5 for free wings at this restaurant?

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  87. Danno says:

    Yes. A mini shut out. And a shout out to all his homies.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  88. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Does Price get the win? LOL Kinda unfair to Auld – but as long as the Habs are winning – it doesn’t matter!

  89. JasonM says:

    How long before the celebratory rioting starts? I need 20 minutes to get downtown.

  90. Larry says:

    Games like this will happen. They didn’t get down though and still played hard after the equalizer and in the end it was almost worth it to see that amazing shot by PK

  91. kevin m says:

    That goal was some WONDERFUL Gomez first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. Danno says:

    Jacques Martin’s note pad revealed.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  93. Habnofear says:

    I’ve been saying make P.K. a forward….pass from Gomez,eh le but!

  94. MathMan says:

    I think Montreal is better than Boston, and I still think the Habs have a strong chance to finish third.

    Barring that, I think Boston’s significantly weaker than Tampa, plus the Habs have their number.

    Boston’s record is a creation of unsustainable goaltending by Thomas. Tampa would be much better if their goaltending wasn’t unsustainably bad. If Tampa gets any of their goalies on a hot streak, the rest of the East is gonna bleed.

  95. Matt_in_TO says:

    This is bittersweet.  Stupid me bet a buddy who’s a Flames fan dinner and agreed to handicap the game.  He wasn’t very confident and said the Habs had to win in regualtion and I said okay!  Off to find those McDonld’s coupons that just came in the mail.


    – In Price We Trust

  96. punkster says:

    Like Da Hemma said, JM ruined him ๐Ÿ˜‰


  97. jew4jah says:

    “TVA is competing with L’Antichambre. Michel Villeneuve of CKAC is host,
    and the guests, tonight at 10, are Bob Hartley, Moose Morissette, Enrico
    Ciccone and BGL.”

    what channel?  TVA is showing news

  98. JD_ says:

    Soobie’s ruined…

    …the Flames’ comeback.

    Well, at least made it interestin’.


    My deepest sympathies to Cage Aux Sports patrons province-wide.

  99. Shiloh says:

    I like AK with Moen and Halpern. That line can check, hit – and score with AK there. He seems happy with those guys.

  100. RGM says:

    Carey gets the W. “Kinda unfair” to the team that after going up 4-0 they had to settle for a win in OT>

    Go Habs Go!

  101. Danno says:

    I hate them. But then again I love this crazy bunch of beautiful bastardsยฎ


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  102. Just A Guy says:

    Can I be the first to say Woohoo!? Nice way to finish a game that should have been out of reach for the Flames. At least the team salvaged a win and don’t think for a second is JM going to treat this game like a victory. Desharnais might be working his way for more ice time, but for the most part we saw 3 centers out there tonight. I didnt really notce him all that much, I guess since Pouliot isnt there…to make up for his lack of size?

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  103. captaink4life says:

    Yah lol it was amazing


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  104. OneTimer says:

    That’s pretty much it. You get a little coupon for 8 free wings on your next visit to la Cage (and not on the spot as is commonly thought).

  105. novahab says:

    Pleks playing is like a little girl and that was brutle with 2″15 left in the game. Cammy has completely disappeared. .Would Calgary take plerks and Cammy for Iggy. Thank god for PK he heart and soul and more talent that any other D-man in the league right now its just JM holding him back. As for TSN and CBC saying PK teammates don’t like him and the League don’t like him. We heard this about Chelios till they traded him and we heard this about Lemieux till we traded him. When the Habs traded them then all of a sudden these players were great team leaders.

  106. Just A Guy says:

    Man, watching Stock on L’antichambre and try to weasle in his anti-hab rhetoric is almost entertaining.

    edit: Opps looks like I wanted to reply to this one while I was watching the show, thought I was making a new comment. ha.

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  107. HabFanSince72 says:

    Tonight I liked: PK, AK, MaxPac, Pleks (as usual), Halpern, Moen, Pyatt (within his limits).

    Not too sure about: Gomez, Gionta.

    Really dubious about: Auld, Spacek.

  108. jew4jah says:

    found it.  it’s called Le Match and it’s on at 11:45 not 10 on TVA


  109. 134 says:

    Seriously… can’t blame us the fans for being bipolar!

  110. HabFanSince72 says:

    Pleks had a great game.




  111. SeriousFan09 says:

    Canadiens need to overcome the fragility and tentativeness that strikes them the second they see their lead going away, it gets into them and their strong passing game just fades away.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  112. SLYDER says:

    Pleks, as ALWAYS, was his consistent self. Hands down their best player.


    Cammy scored a goal and set up another, and earned second start for the night.


    As for PK – a coin flip every night…every shift even. Fortunately, his best shift was his last

  113. OneTimer says:

    come on man, Gomez made that nice play on the OT winner and Gionta fought like a lion out there. If anyone had an off-night (that you didn’t mention) it’s Wisniewski, it really showed that he was playing sick out there

  114. Danno says:

    Cammalleri scored a beautiful goal tonight. He didn’t disappear for that play.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  115. OneTimer says:

    PK is not a coin flip every night anymore. He’s matured quickly and he’s been solid in 9 out of 10 last games

  116. MikeMcLaren says:

    So does Price get a shutout?


  117. habs001 says:

    sometimes you need a game like this to revive the offensive juices of your forwards..cannot play 2-1 every night..

  118. kempie says:

    And another late entry in the “Stupidest Post of the Night” competition. Good luck Nova.

  119. punkster says:

    I think Auld was OK. His D sucked (particularly PK) on at least 2 goals and in the words of so many when Price was scored on last season, he was “hung out to dry” on those.


  120. VancouverHab says:

    Aw, c’mon. Gomez was a superstar against the Rangers last game & had a solid game tonight. Hell, he made the winning goal — why pick on him after that?

    I loved AK (all over again) tonight. He could be such a stud.

  121. PeterD says:

    Loved the 1st and 2nd periods…but the secondgame in a row with a serious 3rd period melt-down..we hae to be more consistent and play all 3 periods.

  122. Danno says:

    Whoever said earlier that PJ Stock is an idiot was spot on. He’s making a fool of himself again tonight on L’AntiChambre.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  123. Ayan_SB says:

    1 goal (overtime winner)

    1 assist


    And a game-high 27:13 mins!

    Not too shabby for a rookie D-man eh?

  124. olematelot says:

    Huh, what a bunch of drival that was

  125. SHUTTemDOWN says:

    Holy Shizzle! Oweeeeee ow.

    Praise due P.K (Subbang indeed!)

    Hey Pierro G; You better sign Markov! Our cool, CALM(see no choke) Comrade.

    3 POSTS Auldy- could have been 7… Did Price give u last years notes on how to crumble your cookie?

    JM- Thought the O had the go tonight until… A D-fensive team, Oh really? SHUTTEMDOWN already!Pinch one.

    And Mario on L’Anti. SHUTUP! There’s a reason u ain’t coachin’.




  126. punkster says:

    Let this be a lesson to all you kids at home.

    Booze and blogging; a dangerous mix.


  127. Willy the bum says:

    Ahh PK Subban… is there anything that guy can’t do? :)

  128. olematelot says:

    Seems like no matter what he does Gomez just can’t please some people eh

  129. Matt_in_TO says:

    Showing respect to Mike Richards


    – In Price We Trust

  130. The Teacher says:

    PK might supplant the person who is my current favourite player. He is already a solid # 2 on my list.

  131. Just A Guy says:

    Ok, so when Pouliot gets back, does AK go back on the 1st line? I guess, but with Moen and Halpern he looks great. and and and the French Canadian line looks good too… Pyatt with the Pleks line? Has to be AK then.

    By the way, and I’m sure its coincedental but, I think the habs have been on a roll since trading Lapierre. Time to do a little delving.

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  132. The Teacher says:

    That’s a GOOD thing :) Why respect dirtbag Flyers? They respect nothing.

  133. Hockey Socks says:

    I never took JM for a Hamburger Helper kind of guy.

  134. sholi2000.com says:

    That’s exactly what I was thinking :)

    Lay off the booze Scoatian!

    They Call Me Shane

  135. andrewberkshire says:

    For once I agree with you. I was at the game, and Gionta was off his game but Gomez and Pacioretty were both flying Every time Gomez had the puck in the offensive zone late in the game it felt like there would be a good chance on net.

  136. punkster says:

    JM won’t upset a winning combo. He’ll leave AK where he is. And well he should. We have a scorer deep in the lineup for a change.


  137. JIMVINNY says:

    Watched the game with my father-in-law, who is a huge flames fan, and even he agreed that the flames got away with some blatant penalties, including the hook/trip on Andrei that led to the first flames goal.  This ridiculous officiating is really starting to tick me off.

  138. HardHabits says:

    I agree. They’ve learned to come back from a deficit. Now they need to learn how to not panic when a lead is being whittled away and instead play with confidence and score again.

  139. andrewberkshire says:

    The worst was the 3rd goal, either Wiz or Hamrlik (who was the worst defenseman tonight imo) passed it right onto the tape of a Flame at the blueline. Auld had no chance.

  140. blacy says:

    Really. How embarrassing! Make sense or stay home.

  141. andrewberkshire says:

    You also said we’d get blown out tonight, so you were wrong as always.

  142. avatar_58 says:

    How so? Gomez had a pretty good game, even the game winning assist.

  143. Sheldon says:

    Hiccup, hiccup! What he said!

  144. blacy says:

    Everybody stop crapping on PK. Isn’t this what we want in a player? Heart, passion and exuberance? Let it go, already.

  145. punkster says:

    He’s like one of those water spiders the way he flits around the ice with the puck. Solid vision, great setup man.


  146. JIMVINNY says:

    On another note, that’s got to be the first <10-save win of Price’s career.  4 saves for a win probably doesn’t happen too often.


  147. andrewberkshire says:

    I was at the game, and although the refs missed several blatant infractions, and called off two goals by the Habs that were caused by the Flames cheating, I actually thought this was one of the better officiated games of the last 10-15 games. Pretty even overall. Although calls were missed, there weren’t many chintzy ones.

  148. Shiloh says:

    Think you need to go back under the bridge to play with your shiny things…

  149. avatar_58 says:

    It’s possible they would have lost if he stayed in, so he doesn’t “get a win”. Besides it’s a team effort

  150. punkster says:


    Hey, you getting any games in these days?


  151. avatar_58 says:

    I think this is what happens when you have so many rookies and young guns. They make mistakes. The vets end up panicking because they need to do all the repair work as well, and end up looking worse than said rookies.

    They need to work on it

  152. JD_ says:


    And he’s just gettin’ started.

    As for the goaltendin’ tonight, there’s no point sugarcoatin’ it: Other than the backups, it was a night to forget. They’re both better than that, but they weren’t tonight. Auld seemed unprepared from the get-go while Kipper got seriously rattled after the third goal. I was half-expectin’ him to Soberg, at that point.

    Two points in the kitty but nobody’s sittin’ in the Habs’ dressin’ room whoopin’ it up – ok, with maybe the exception of PK…he’s young and exuberant -and a dodged bulled is hopefully a wakeup call for the balance of this week.

  153. Sheldon says:

    Playing or watching? I have found that blogging takes away from watching so I do a lot less of it. Unless of course, there is something just absolutely fabulous like the one that lead this string.

  154. kempie says:

    We should also try AK in net and Youppi on D and Gomez behind the bench.

  155. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    6 pts in last 7 games. Not too bad indeed.

  156. Sheldon says:

    At least share some of it!

  157. Just A Guy says:

    I tottally agree, I’m just thinking what will happen with Pouliot’s return. Just musing really. that and I completely forgot about Eller.

    Still, Pyatt seems to crack the lineup because of his PK prowess, but between him and Moen there seems to be a redundancy, Pyatt being a faster, smaller version of Moen. 

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  158. Just A Guy says:

    Wow I might have to change my tune on Stock, he just ribbed Tremblay for  the Roy incident. Something to the effect that back in his day to change the momentum you gave a little check, or you know got into a fight or something, now you change the goaltender… looking straight at Mario with a weasely grin.

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  159. blacy says:

    And he apologized for his exuberance! He shouldn’t have to do that.

  160. avatar_58 says:

    Oh no he DI-INT

  161. twocents says:

    Dave, btw I never got that email. There’s probably something wrong with the contact function. I think I may still have your email from exchanges last year.

    13 out of the last 16 points!

  162. Ian Cobb says:

    I do mot know why everyone is amazed at what is going on in Montreal these days. Just remember how long ago that Hamilton won the Calder cup, and who was on the team.!

    Slowly these players have graduated to the NHL to play along side the great veterans that Bob brought here,   one short year ago. To play a system that J. martin believes in and has implemented over the past year here.

    This team that has seen their top two defenseman go down for the year, still compete for a top spot in this years up coming play offs.

    I have to confess that I was not a J. Martin supporter when he first arrived here in Mtl. But after the great run of last year I have held my tongue and watched his stamp placed on this team.

    We as fans are disappointed if we do not win each and every game, and are devastated when we lose a couple in a row. But here this, we are a much better team this year than last, and we will go very much deeper than last year into the play offs this spring.

    We never win going away, but that is only to keep us into every game.! After all this is an entertainment business.

    Enjoy the ride to the top boys and girls, see you at the parade.!


  163. punkster says:

    Hmmm…try sending a quick note right now and we’ll see if you have it. If not we’ll have to try something else. Carrier pigeons?


  164. Timo says:

    Man, can this team play for 60 minutes for once? Yes, Auld stunk, but goals were still scored on crappy defensive plays. PK!!! PK!!! PK!!! PK!!! Lose the Briere celebration crap, dude, otherwise a total stud!!! Man… for about 20 minutes there I thought i’d have to quit my current job.

  165. andrewberkshire says:

    He’s been damn good for like 25 games now. I find its Gionta who’s not finishing as much as last year.

  166. punkster says:



  167. SeriousFan09 says:

    Respectfully Ian, the only legacy left from the 2007 Calder Cup team was Playoff MVP Carey Price, while the top man for Hamilton on their run that season, he’s all that’s left. Lapierre, O’Byrne, Chipchura, D’Agostini, Grabovski are all offering their services elsewhere these days.

    This is more the legacy of the Habs later, more successful draft classes with Weber, Subban, Pacioretty. It will take until the 12-13, 13-14 seasons to really see the benefits of the farm rebuild when names like Avtsin, Leblanc, Kristo, Tinordi start contending for spots and hopefully, free agent prospects like Nash and Engqvist.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  168. Rainrocket16 says:

    One cannot be surprised that we blew the 4 goal lead, but we must never give up on our boys, they do not give up on us! I must question, tomorrow is a much needier win.

    Boston will not continue on like this folks, we keep the Rythm and they will fail!!

  169. Propwash says:

    Loud yelling out the window?


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  170. Propwash says:

    Does anyone remember what our W/L was at this point last year?


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  171. punkster says:

    I think JM ruined him



  172. punkster says:

    Ha, Good work. I just found your email address as your message was coming in.


  173. Ian Cobb says:

    I know 09, but we have acquired players that are filling the roll for those that have moved on, or we moved on. We will be a better team in this year play offs.

  174. Ian Cobb says:

    Not at all punkster.! He is very much stronger than that my friend,!

  175. punkster says:

    Ian…the winky face ๐Ÿ˜‰ means I’m kidding. No way I ever believed JM ruins young players.


  176. Ian Cobb says:

    OK I got your wink My friend

  177. 24moreCups says:

    Love Subby!

  178. Ian Cobb says:

    Pouilot might never get back.

  179. SeriousFan09 says:

    Habs will likely be better offensively, but even with PK’s leap forward in the 2nd half of the season, no Markov at all, no Gorges? Defence will be hard pressed to keep the opposition to the outside and shut down the opposing team’s star players. I’m sure Carey will be great, but there’s going to be a lot of miles on Spacek and Hamrlik and Spacek is barely hanging at the halfway point.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  180. Ian Cobb says:

    Not going to be easy for sure, but hang onto your hat Robert

  181. badbalance says:

    Briere’s is different, he doesn’t shoot from his invisible pistol, he just cranks underhanded. Don’t tell me Briere was the first to do the knee slide celebration in the first place anyways.

  182. Thenumber11 says:

    Ecstasy. Agony. Relief. 


    Oh how we do love our habs games.

  183. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hey I never stop believing in this team, not after what they pulled off last season but they’re a couple years away from elite status IMO. They’ll compete and surprise the oppositon for now and it’ll be fun, but the team would need a new miracle run to get as far as they did last year.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  184. JF says:

    I think we had 21 wins.

  185. Propwash says:

    This year we have 26/17.  8th in the league at this point.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  186. avatar_58 says:

    Hahahahaha oh I forgot about you Timo and the calgary fans. Well hey, you get the last laugh

  187. Chuck says:

    You wean the unscreened long shot that went right through his wickets? Oh, he sucked on that one, all right. And his rebound control was awful on the last one. I’ll give him a pass on the other two, though.

    The main thing is that the Habs got the two points. Onward and upward!

    Centre Hice: Price shines in 18-minute effort over Calgary

  188. zak says:

    He did a great job with Spezza and the Sens

  189. zak says:

    Was it Halak or JM’s system that got us to where we got to in last years playoffs?

  190. avatar_58 says:

    Selective memory?

  191. Bill says:

    Yeah, but like the man said … it really was his first sub-par game! Get a frigging grip. Who was the last Canadiens goalie who was perfect all the time anyway?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  192. andrewberkshire says:

    Auld’s save% going into this game was above .940. To say even say he’s been “at par” instead of sub par is ridiculous to the point of delusion. NHL backups don’t carry stats like he has this season, and he’s given us a chance to win every game he’s started.

  193. bigdave says:

    Stats-101 Andrew its all about the sample size which makes those numbers so easy to skew.

    If he stopped one shot of one that he faced his save %age would be 100 and GAA would be 0.00 would it be valid?

    After tonight Auld’s numbers will hardly be so lofty! 4 GA on 17 Shots and 4 GA in .7 of a game!

    Look at Rask his GAA is 2.57 and SV% is .926 but his W-L is 4-9-1 by your logic he is also a good backup.

    Face it, Auld has played some decent games(a few) but the ones he lost featured poor rebound control and being out of position.


    “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”

  194. VancouverHab says:

    Maybe the third time ;–) But thanks for the kind support. Glad you got to take your brother to such a memorable game for his first Bell Centre visit. I’ll be taking my younger son to the Habs game here in february, & I sure hope they win for him.

  195. Chuck says:

    On that very subject, Centre Hice interviewed him after the game:

    Centre Hice: Price shines in 18-minute effort over Calgary

  196. shootdapuck says:

    Auld showed again why he has been bounced from team to team over his short career.

    Think back to how many goalposts and crossbars Calgary hit tonight when it was 1-0, 2-0 or -3-0. He was beaten on every one of those shots as well as the four that counted!

    He may be mentally “the perfect backup” but he surely is not the answer on the ice.

    When you shop in the bargain basement you get whatever has been picked over and discarded by everyone else!


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

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  197. Chuck says:

    Auld will be fine. This was his first sub-par game.

    Centre Hice: Price shines in 18-minute effort over Calgary

  198. zak says:

    Yeah Pyatt was a terror on that line

  199. Habnofear says:

    You have  no idea what you are talking about …do you? Auld is a nice fellow but a back  up for the Canadiens he is not ! If you have lower standards fine …but those standards on the Habs don’t mix “tonight ,point in case”.THIS IS THE WORLD FAMOUS MOST WINNING-EST TEAM IN PRO HOCKEY AND IT has to get the best that can be gotten…just like the Yankees in pro ball. NO EXCUSES …Their for losers!

  200. shootdapuck says:

    It appears that at least 7 NHL GM’s in the last 5 years disagree with that assessment.




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

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  201. Rainrocket16 says:

    Don’t you just love getting attacked for posting an Innocent yet accurate comment?

  202. Thenumber11 says:

    Hur dur salary cap. We can’t be like the yankees (and I personally don’t want to be like that club in anyway except winning). Even if it was capless we wouldn’t have the most money to spend. 

    Auld has been what back ups who aren’t prospects are: serviceable and a good teammate.

    He’s been fine. Even if we are paying him too much probably. 

  203. Bill says:

    What a relief to see the Habs pull this one out, and with PK scoring the winner to boot! Just after I said JM had killed his offensive game too … I’ll take the reverse jinx, pride is a deadly sin anyway.

    Auld wasn’t strong, but he was no weaker than Kiprusoff, for sure. The change was made at the appropriate time and Carey held the fort long enough for the OT heroics. I loved Auld for standing up and talking to the media … thought he took way too much of the blame considering how Calgary turned it on. The Habs were hemmed in for quite a while there.

    Also loved PK’s interview. He plays the game with joy and has a lot of fun, and his skills are fantastic. What a great pick … 2nd round!! Loving it.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  204. shootdapuck says:

    Were the 3-0 loss against Atlanta or the 3-1 loss to the Laffs considered “above par”?

    Seems like in both his positioning was called into question.



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

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  205. Habnofear says:

    I stated we needed the two points kiddo and that Auld was the wrong Dude to put in net or to aquire as a back-up”with him we would get blown out!”  …What do you guy’s do in University anyways”copy &paste?”…dream about all the one’s that got away in high school?

  206. andrewberkshire says:

    Coke? This man’s on straight up drano.

  207. redgorf says:

    to novahab.
    pleks and cammy for iggy? I dont know what your putting in your diet coke ,its making you dizzy,

  208. notbigbird says:

    My wife is related to Lanny in a very extended sort of way. They’ll never meet. Despite tenuous family ties: Go Habs Go.

  209. Habnofear says:

    No Wis…no Benny…no WAY!

  210. arcosenate says:

    Great way to start the day, $135 just to be able to leave the house and go to WORK on a Monday.


  211. avatar_58 says:

    No Wiz, Pouliot, Auld in?


  212. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Hmmm no Wiz or Benny at practice, on the sick list and a game time decision?

    Must be a trade coming…

  213. Zaskar says:


    Wanted to ask about your comment on Red Fisher covering his 6000th game.  That is a remarkable number but I can’t figure it out…  Help me out – 51 seasons at 80 regular season games (average because it was less than 84 for a long time) and 5 pre-seaon games (did they have them 40 years ago?)  and 15 post season game (guessing here because some years they didn’t play any while others they played 20+).  So 51x(80+5+15) = 5100.  Amazing to think of 6000 games, can’t imagine anyone else ever coming close to that.

    I have read every word you’ve written since the inception of HIO as well as most of Red’s columns for the past 20 years.  You do an excellent job and provide a nice complement and viewpoint to the games please keep up the great posts.




    PS – I’m in Fort Lauderdale area but born and raised in St. Catharines.  You are welcome to come and do your blog from my place anytime!



  214. Rugger says:

    I think it was an age joke, it was the Habs 6000th game and Mike was implying that Red was around when they started.

  215. Robert L says:

    Not counting ASG’s, exibitions, Red Army etc,  from St. Patrick’s Day 1955, Mr. Fisher has seen 4149 regular season and 529 playoff games involving the Habs. All summed up, tonight is his 4,678th game. He might have missed a few, but not many. Four more seasons and he’s over the 5000. Maybe the Habs will give him a $10.00 pin!

  216. avatar_58 says:

    I for one think it’s funny that it’s almost believable.

  217. Propwash says:

    The guy has been around since Moby Dick was a minnow.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  218. CHsam says:

    Do you know him personally to say that?

  219. HabFanSince72 says:

    In 1995 the Habs drafted 8th.

    They picked Terry Ryan (8 games in the NHL, no points).

    The 11th pick that year? Jarome Iginla.


  220. Big Ted says:

    Yes, but 10 teams passed over him and the team that drafted him traded him, so we weren’t the only ones to miss out.

  221. MikeL says:
    “Wiz, but no Benny: 117 goals, ties Claude Larose and Doug Risebrough on Canadiens all-time list. Three back of Mark Recchi.”
    Can someone make sense of this for me?
  222. JasonM says:

    Tony Marinaro doing the money fingers…. it always makes me laugh hard.

  223. SeriousFan09 says:

    Gainey traded Iginla to get  Nieuwendyk, which led to a Cup and another appearance in 2000 so one can say it was the right move at the time but really, why even bother defending Reggie’s reign of error? The mid to late 90s were an unmitigated disaster save the 6th-round pick on Andrei Markov.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  224. Exit716 says:

    Gainey and the Stars preferred Todd Harvey over Iginla.


  225. zak says:

    Calgary wanted Iggy not Todd Harvey

  226. fuhgawz says:

    any live feeds?

  227. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    hmmm Sportsnet or RDS…


  228. jbroderi says:

    I sure as hell can’t.  I was trying to figure it out myself!


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

  229. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Did Gill just deke in the neutral zone? Dandy..

  230. habsfaninboston says:


  231. Harditya_CareyPrice says:



    QUELLE PASS DE PLEKANEC! (ignore my horrible french)

  232. Danno says:

    The Great Dane!


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  233. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    YES!!!  Good job Lar’s.

  234. oshawahabsfan says:

    Wooo Lars!

  235. kevin m says:

    That was a goal scorer’s goal by Eller.

  236. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Man that Cammy-Pleky-Lars line is good. 

    And AK46 has been effective so far.

  237. avatar_58 says:

    Lars came to play tonight!

    I’m worried Auld is fighting the puck a bit. Twice there he should have just frozen it.

  238. Rugger says:

    Love the firewagon approach both teams are playing right now.  And what more can be said of Pleks?

  239. JasonM says:

    Why do we have such bad discipline?

  240. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    especially Cammalleri man..

  241. Hockey Socks says:

    Holy moly, what a shot!

  242. Harditya_CareyPrice says:




  243. habsfaninboston says:

    Cami!      Wow, did he pick that top corner or what!

  244. avatar_58 says:


  245. oshawahabsfan says:

    He’s baaaaaaaaack! Finally gets one against Calgary, wicked shot!

  246. JasonM says:

    What a snipe.

  247. Danno says:

    El Camino!

    Burnin’ rubber on pavement! Smokeshow!


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  248. nickster13 says:

    Nice face Sutter!

  249. Rugger says:

    Okay, I have to say more about Pleks.  If he doesn’t win the Selke, there is no justice in the NHL (yes, I know there is already no justice in the NHL).

  250. OneTimer says:

    against his former team! so sick!!

  251. SeriousFan09 says:

    Cammy out of his slump? That was a classic snipe by #13.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  252. Psycho29 says:

    Price looks like a punk in that toque on the bench! (( Sarcasm! ))


    Way to go Cammy!!! 

  253. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    WHAT PLAY BY ELLER – to stop the odd man rush!

  254. OneTimer says:

    yes Lars, just …yes

  255. Psycho29 says:

    As my late father used to say: “He looks like he was born with a bad smell in his nose”

  256. JasonM says:

    Wow, this game is gonna get chippy soon

  257. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Mr. Boone – answer to your problem


  258. JasonM says:

    Mike :





  259. CBrady12 says:

    Imagine this team with a healthy Markov and Gorges, and Iginla…

  260. Vid says:

    It was a set play so Cammy could sneak out of the penalty box for the snipe.

  261. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    No call on Stajan, but a call on the Habs….just great.

  262. oshawahabsfan says:

    Well good to see they’re consistent at least in shit officiating

  263. topher5468 says:

    Sutter cries to the refs and Flames get next call, such BS

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

  264. king ddd says:

    woah! the reff looks like pronger

  265. JasonM says:

    I won’t start whining about lousy calls about holding but Desharnais literally carried Stajan from the blue line to the red line less than a minute ago.

  266. JVF says:

    What?! They don’t call the trip on Desharnais the shift before and they call THIS?

  267. habsfaninboston says:

    It was only a matter of time before the refs got involved.

  268. kevin m says:

    You make it a two syllable name. AUL-DY…AUL-DY

  269. Rudy says:


    woah Spatch!

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  270. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Ouch….hope Spacek’s back…

  271. JasonM says:

    Make up call?

  272. Hockey Socks says:

    Shake it off Spatch!

  273. punkster says:

    Good period.


  274. JasonM says:


  275. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Fantastic period….hope Spacek’s back.

  276. petrov14 says:

    A late one there would have been killer

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  277. avatar_58 says:

    Now *that* is a period

  278. oshawahabsfan says:

    Man that has to be in the net Gionta, thankfully they have the lead

  279. solomio says:

    Boy Sutter’s gonna have to give it up man. Looking like he’s already lost his mind !!

  280. JD_ says:

    Great effort.

    Not entirely sure, but fairly certain Sutter was cryin’ as he made his way across the ice.


  281. sidhu says:

    Glad that Eller and Cammy are going.  Huge weights lifted off their respective shoulders

  282. habsfan0 says:

    Game was on Rogers Sportsnet West here in Toronto until a few moments ago when Rogers pulled the plug.

  283. olematelot says:

    PK played 10:28 that period

  284. temekuhabs says:

    If Lars keeps playing like that, will he stay with Pleks and Cammi?

  285. punkster says:

    Are you blogging from the back deck? Perfect night to test run the outfit you’ll wear out west. Have the kids turn that tv in the livingroom so you can see it and send out a couple of beers every 20 minutes or so. Work that flask lid until you can get it open, take a swig and close it and drop it back in your pocket in less than 7 seconds. Then get the wife to boil up a few dogs at the end of every period just to see how many you can consume over the course of a game. It’s all about training JD.


  286. EnglishHab says:

    Unreal, on pace for 30+ mins and he +2 already. Iginla -2

  287. Hagar says:

    Not watching the game. How’s Weber looking out there? Is he cool as ice?

  288. Chuck says:

    Good period, but what’s with the O-zone penalties? And whith Cammy’s case… on the powerplay?! Dumb!

    Centre Hice: Bruins blogger gets racial on PK Subban

  289. punkster says:

    Yep, JM ruined him.


  290. rogieshan says:

    Weber is a giver, not a taker.  

  291. temekuhabs says:

    Feaster just mentioned that”..not sure want to get into a track meet with this team” Not the first time I’ve heard that about playing the Habs

  292. Kristopher7 says:

    Decent interview with Festerling on CJAD.

  293. Chuck says:

    And make sure that you’re sitting a loooooong way from the TV. You’ll need to get used to squinting and the poor sightlines.  


    Centre Hice: Bruins blogger gets racial on PK Subban

  294. Hagar says:

    ??? What’s that mean in the context of hockey. He’s passing a lot in the o-zone?

  295. Fargo Habs Fan says:

    Need some help here.  I need to register my Men’s Roller Derby name, is the proper spelling Tabarnak or Tabernac?  I’ve seen both.  Thanks!


  296. JD_ says:

    Not gonna train, P*Ster. I’m divin’ in headfirst. I dare Mother Nature to mess with me. School o’ hard knocks ‘n’ all that.

    The real soldiers are those who plan to attend the alumni game if it’s -30C outside.

  297. solomio says:

    Joe; Bouchard describing what’s wrong with the Flames in that first period. Sounded like he was decribing the Habs durign their bad spell.

  298. CBrady12 says:

    theres always SOMETHING to complain about eh

  299. JD_ says:

    Fairly certain those will be the least of my concerns once my contact lenses have fused with my eyeballs.

  300. CBrady12 says:

    My girlfriend tells me its Tabarnak!!!

  301. Fargo Habs Fan says:

    Thanks!  That’s what I had thought.


  302. punkster says:

    Yer a trooper JD. Give ’em hell!


  303. temekuhabs says:

    Kiprusoff went down pretty easy! pfffft

  304. Fire_Laraque says:

    10 for Kipper on the dive.

  305. JasonM says:

    These Refs are useless. I don’t care about the goal but if a player is pushed into your goalie it isn’t his fault.

  306. HFX-HabFan says:

    Because Gionta’s huge frame would bowl Kipper over that easily…

  307. OneTimer says:

    wow! Kipper sure went down easy didn’t he?

  308. Chuck says:

    Dumb-assed penalties are ALWAYS worth complaining about.

    Centre Hice: Bruins blogger gets racial on PK Subban

  309. Danno says:

    The anti-Hab refs are at it again


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  310. petrov14 says:

    AHHHHH! Great pass from Pleks.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  311. Fire_Laraque says:

    Well, again… Refs sucking again.  Boo pushing Eller… no penalty.

  312. Exit716 says:

    Hilarious. A weak call on Gionta. Then a Habs scoring chance and no call. Too bad Jackson is afraid to officiate fairly in Montreal. Did anyone miss him last year when he had the knee injury? Clown. Just retire.


  313. Fire_Laraque says:


  314. Hockey Socks says:

    Holy Kostitsyn, Batman!!!!!!

  315. JasonM says:


  316. habsfaninboston says:

    AK baby!!!   Yes!

  317. petrov14 says:


    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  318. HFX-HabFan says:

    What a snipe by AK46!!

  319. Exit716 says:

    Sutter should yell and complain and have that goal disallowed.

  320. Keith says:

    AK46 has woken up!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  321. zak says:

    AK’s smiling again

  322. punkster says:

    The NEW and IMPROVED AK46!!!


  323. OneTimer says:

    can’t job the Habs tonight, refs!!!

  324. JasonM says:

    One more and let’s send Kipper home.

  325. Danno says:

    Yes it’s true. The Belarusian Beast is back!

    Back, back…the Belarusian Beast is back!!!


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  326. petrov14 says:

    WOW, almost 4-0!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  327. 24moreCups says:

    Nice one AK! Love the way their playing.

  328. zozotheclown says:

    Good shot, but kipper is god awful these days, missing everything with that glove hand tonight

  329. avatar_58 says:

    Welcome back AK!!!

  330. Keith says:

    The speed of the Habs is too much for the Flames to handle.

  331. The Teacher says:

    So, is everyone having a good time tonight?  Timo?

  332. habsfaninboston says:

    Loving it.

  333. The Teacher says:

    One, Two, Three and Four….

    Chicken wings with one more!

  334. 24moreCups says:


  335. petrov14 says:

    HALPERN! All the bounces are coming up Milhouse tonight!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  336. JasonM says:

    Halpern with an alley-oop

  337. OneTimer says:


  338. Hockey Socks says:

    They’re taking out the wings to defrost!

  339. HFX-HabFan says:

    Sorry, Kipper.

  340. Danno says:

    Oh well Kipper. Sh!t Halperns.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  341. The Teacher says:

    Is Pouliot playing?

  342. t1tan5 says:

    Out with the flu.

  343. Danno says:

    Pooh has the flu


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  344. t1tan5 says:

    My fantasy team is crying right now, but I’m happy!

  345. HardHabits says:

    Da ghosts in da house!!!!!

  346. JD_ says:

    When Kipper held on long for the whistle, it was over for him.

    Keep the foot on the pedal.

  347. Keith says:

    A deflection for Halpy!!! Nice to see us light somebody up for a change.

  348. Da Hema says:

    I hope the Habs just keep shooting. Everything is going in tonight….


    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.

  349. OneTimer says:

    the disallowed goals even out that bit o’ luck. I hope no one’s even trying to imply this game should be closer than it is

  350. olematelot says:

    don’t even count as shots on goal, part of the goalies equipment

  351. JasonM says:

    Scores shouldn’t affect calls.

  352. JD_ says:

    This just in: Across the city, patrons are streamin’ out of Cage Aux Sports locations in panicked droves.

  353. Hockey Socks says:

    Henrik Larsson’s my all-time favourite soccer player!

  354. Marvin says:

    Karlsson is 6ft6, and his nickname is “The Calgary Tower.” He’s another pick (like Kiprusoff) that Sutter found when no one else knew who the guy was. Very animated, when he makes a big save, or when he wins a game.

  355. The Teacher says:

    Remember that header from, what was it? Can it really be from ’94???

  356. sidhu says:

    Who needs Price?  Let’s trade him now!

  357. Da Hema says:

    Ok…Dennis Priestly is my favorite dart player….


    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.

  358. kevin m says:

    I hate that Ole Ole Ole song. More often than not it pumps up the other team.

  359. petrov14 says:

    Jonas Hoglund! (If you watching sportsnet, lol)

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  360. SeriousFan09 says:

    Been a while since the Canadiens worked on a nice romp of an opponent.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  361. zak says:

    AK’s got a heavy shot

  362. Castor says:

    Am I the only one who  thinks that OLE OLE is a song of celebration and not one that claims victory?

  363. petrov14 says:

    Thats how I see it as well.

    Nah-nah-nah…….goodbye is the song of victory.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  364. Danno says:

    An offensive explosion. Whodathunkit?


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  365. Keith says:

    Four goals this soon seems sureal. The Twilight Zone.

  366. temekuhabs says:

    Jonas Hoglund!! what a squid he was

  367. avatar_58 says:

    How can I? Apparently I pay for this garbage cable but the channel disables as I’m not “in the region”.


    What BS in this day and age of digital cable. I should be able to watch IN ENGLISH IN HD on my TV if it’s being broadcast that way somewhere. I’m willing to pay extra. But no, I’m not allowed. F cable…..should be a la carte and national

  368. Danno says:

    It’s a song of comradery. Regardless of the situation we are with you.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  369. Just A Guy says:

    Anyone see Cammy get in Darche’s face there? or am I lookign into things too much?…

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  370. petrov14 says:

    Hahaha I know! He had a few good season after playing with Sundin.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  371. zak says:

    Good thing they hit 3 posts

  372. Da Hema says:



    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.

  373. Keith says:

    AK46 going hard to the net. Love it!

  374. petrov14 says:

    That quote is awesome! I laughed my ass off in spite of CGY scoring…

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  375. temekuhabs says:

    Who is No. 46 and what have you done with Kostitsyn?

  376. Mr.Hazard says:

    Just dropped in, have this to add:

    1P 6:00: Problem: What do you chant when one-syllable goalies make big saves?
    Same as with Price, obviously! Chant the first name!
  377. kevin m says:

    Pacioretty is playing like a real pro now. He uses his size & his wheels nicely.

  378. OneTimer says:

    haha that’s so cute, look at the trolls scrambling for excuses.

  379. Danno says:

    Mmmmmmmmmm…. The sweet aroma of free wings at La Cage aux Sports will soon fill the air.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  380. Da Hema says:

    A power-play goal would be delightful.


    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.

  381. petrov14 says:

    Pffft. I dont pay for cable anymore I use ADTHE http://atdhe.net/32737/watch-calgary-flames-vs-montreal-canadiens

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  382. JasonM says:
    Au revoir Kipshanna!
  383. Just A Guy says:

    Price almost caught digging for gold on RDS haha.

  384. OneTimer says:

    please…go away with your constant baiting…just go

  385. Da Hema says:

    La Cage hasn’t had to worry at all about its profit margins this Habs season….


    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.

  386. JD_ says:

    Man. The look on Sutter’s face. I don’t think he’s even callin’ line changes anymore.

    “Whoever wants on, knock yourself out. Remember: Only five at a time.”

  387. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    make sure you don’t get run over when you jump off the bandwagon.

  388. The Teacher says:

    Nope, not that one, I’m pretty sure he was running down the top right side to rhe right. Think it was a World Cup.


    I’m getting old….he was good though!

  389. punkster says:

    Interesting to see if he gets more involved now…4-2.


  390. JD_ says:

    Meh. The mo’ is one way.

  391. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I’m a habs fan, you’re a joke.

  392. habsfaninboston says:

    Wow.  Look what I found.

  393. petrov14 says:

    OH ELLER! Nice position on that shot!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  394. Montrealer2 says:

    Would be nice to see a deal bringing Iginla to Montreal.Yea I know never happen,but he plays with heart & that would be great on the Habs. Maybe a real dream Gomez & some futures for Iggy. trade off on the cap hit??

    Start a rumour …hahahaha             Go Habs Go , sure is nice to have a substantial lead,and not be on the edge of the seat.

  395. Hockey Socks says:

    Great puck control, but not a great powerplay. Too hesitant, don’t know why.

  396. HabFanSince72 says:

    Here we go…

  397. The Teacher says:

    Anyone else thinking it might be time to rest some legs for tomorrow?


    HmmmScratch that. A two goal lead iks the worst one in hockey…

  398. petrov14 says:

    DAMN! FFS.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  399. habsfaninboston says:

    Another late period goal. What is it with this team?

  400. zak says:

    Too deep in the crease

  401. t1tan5 says:

    If it didn’t touch anything, that’s a very weak goal.

  402. JasonM says:

    We always do this. Always

  403. zozotheclown says:

    Not over, im betting we win by 1 in nail bitting fashion…. as usual.

  404. zak says:

    3rd could be another barn burner

  405. The Teacher says:


  406. Danno says:

    And yet another late goal. Arrrrrrrrggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  407. Habnofear says:

    Oh,some may be eating crow on this site tonight!

  408. zozotheclown says:

    No easy goals anymore it would seem, I miss Kipper

  409. petrov14 says:

    And now comes the 3rd period defensive lock-down,

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  410. OneTimer says:

    wow what a save by the new guy

  411. avatar_58 says:

    Mmm…don’t like this, but it’s fixable. Get another goal and tighten up

  412. oshawahabsfan says:

    The kids got robbed that period, Eller and Pacioretty should have got number five and six. Nice saves by the green giant

  413. temekuhabs says:

    What a stop! by “whatever-his-name is”

  414. The Teacher says:

    That was quick, Habs in the blood or hatever your fifteen aliases are.

  415. Propwash says:

    Just got back from a seminar with an anesthesiologist at the royal vic………I could use a dose of painkiller right about now. Habs sitting back on a 4-0 lead?


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  416. Keith says:

    That is why you should NEVER let up in hockey. It’s a very fast game that changes quickly.

  417. Da Hema says:

    Do you mean, like, posters who join HIO despite the fact they despise the Montreal Canadiens?


    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.

  418. CBrady12 says:

    hahaha nice

  419. bigdave says:

    ANOTHER late goal!

    Looked like half the team had mentally headed to the dressing room with 1.5 minutes left.


    “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”

  420. habguy says:

    looks just like the last game. as usual, habs playing NOT TO LOSE rather than playing to win.

    habs problem: NO KILLER INSTINCT.


    as a result, will always be an inferior team, never a cup contender!

    JM is NOT a competent coach. you need a coach who’s aggressive, instead of JM, who always sits on leads, by going into a defensive shell.

    JM= LOSER!

  421. topher5468 says:

    These late period goals are no accidents, This team plays scared, starts running around and I think just expects doom and gloom at the end of periods. Am I the only one feeling a bit worried with just a 2 goal lead.

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

  422. habsfaninboston says:


  423. EnglishHab says:

    Eller has only played 6.15 in 2 periods, lowest TOI for the Habs

  424. Da Hema says:

    Are you actually the poster Habnofear?

    Just curious…..


    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.

  425. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    if you had a brain you’d be dangerous.

  426. t1tan5 says:

    Those are some bold statements based on a bad five minutes in a sixty minute game.

  427. Habnofear says:

    Well Da Hema…if you despise the Habs then sign off;)

  428. avatar_58 says:

    Normally I’d somewhat agree about defensive nonsense, but they’ve been aggressive as hell. Eventually it comes back into their zone and oops – in the net. It happens

  429. Propwash says:

    I haven’t seen JM on the ice at all during the Habs games. You might want to get your glasses checked.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  430. Ian Cobb says:

    Here we go as usual, we play a terrific game and then coast. It is all part of the plan, letting teams back into the game, just to practice holding on in the 3rd.

    We need that sort of practice for the deep run in the play offs coming up.

    It does not matter who wears our colors, as long as they play the J. Martin style of game.

    We will win by a goal again, and again, and again!

    There is nothing like it, sitting on the edge of our seats, with their goalie pulled in the 3rd.!!

  431. avatar_58 says:

    I doubt it’s punishment, as AK46 just stepped on the gas. I think Eller is good for competition. They are both having good games

  432. topher5468 says:

    Just for the record, I dont believe this team went into a defensive shell with a 4 goal lead, they had some quality chances and good pressure but this new flames goalie played real well. They should have had a 3 goal lead going into the 3rd, except for the late hiccup

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

  433. SUMO says:

    It would be nice to see the Habs blow-out an opponent for a change, especially when they have been the more dominant team but Calgary credit, they have fought back. They could have easily gave up after the 4th goal. Now the 3rd period would be interesting to see how JM responds; Sit back or pour it on?


  434. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Hey guys.

    Missed the 2nd period…how was it?

  435. floatingineather says:

    thrilled to see Ak play with spirit and passion, disGusted with JM that it took him 1/2 a season + to speak to AK.  logic would dictate that you speak to your struggling player(s) at every opportunity, betcha ole grease ladened hair JM didn’t have the inclination to speak to Oby

  436. Ian Cobb says:

    He is playing a lot better than (Chicken) I mean pouliot.

  437. SeriousFan09 says:

    I will not be surprised at all if Andrei’s resurgence means SK74 in NSH starts slumping, I don’t think the brothers have both played well at the same time since SK was a rookie in 07-08.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  438. punkster says:

    looks just like last ganme, as usual, habsguy posting NOT TO MAKE SENSE rather than posting to add relevant content

    habsguy problem; NO RELEVANT OPINION.


    as a result, will always be irrelevant. never relevant!

    habguy is NOT a competent poster. you need a poster who is intelligent, instaed of hasguy, who always sits on his keyboard instead of being relevant.



  439. CBrady12 says:

    theres got to be a way to get rid of these losers!!

  440. Ian Cobb says:

    Both teams playing a fast paced game, best game this year, as far as speed for both teams.

  441. punkster says:

    Well, that’s certainly one way of looking at it Ian. Hey, what the heck.


  442. Ian Cobb says:

    Punkster! I am having a ball, watching a very fast paced game. We will win by one again.

  443. punkster says:

    Naa, they add colour to the evening. Comic relief, ya know? Kind of like the clowns at a rodeo between the rides.


  444. Ian Cobb says:

    Punkster! I am having a ball, watching a very fast paced game. We will win by one again.

  445. bigdave says:


    It is no coast! It’s the wonderful “system” to sit back and play passive rather than hammer down.

    It happens with with such regularity and has to be mandated rather than chance occurrance. 

    Are you watching??? Its 4-3.


    “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”

  446. The Teacher says:

    oH, SHUSH

  447. t1tan5 says:

    I didn’t know posts counted as goals. Those shots hit the post…tough luck. Yeah you missed by 3 inches, but you still missed.

  448. petrov14 says:

    Pretty sure we got a post too….so, 5-5 in however it is you keep score.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  449. solomio says:

    Will someone please beg the agent of PJ Stock to get him off L’Antichambre?

    The guy is an embarrasment to Anglophones across the province. I think the guy uses no verbs whatsoever.

    The rest of the Francophone panel just laugh at him.

  450. Danno says:

    Andrei will get another to put this one away.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  451. t1tan5 says:

    Panic time!

  452. Hockey Socks says:


  453. habsfaninboston says:

    Killer giveaway.

  454. SLYDER says:

    Paciorrety = Goat


    hang on to your butts

  455. Montrealer2 says:

    Not another total game collapse,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  456. Danno says:

    Well we all saw that coming.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  457. HabFanSince72 says:

    Alex Auld is a sieve.


  458. Chuck says:

    Ouch… Alex… and the Patches turnover sucked, too.

    Centre Hice: Bruins blogger gets racial on PK Subban

  459. Exit716 says:

    And now you see why Auld has only played five games this year.

    Jr. B goal.

  460. Keith says:

    What the hell is going on?!

  461. JVF says:

    I’m going to be sick…

  462. avatar_58 says:

    Oh COME on. That was a mistake but are you telling me that’s also not on Auld? It was a clear shot to his mid section. You have to stop those. I zero faith he’s going to make the big saves we need

  463. zak says:

    Weak goal too deep in the crease again. PULL HIM NOW

  464. Rainrocket16 says:

    Wayyyy to Jinxxxx it alll Mr Boone!!!!

  465. petrov14 says:

    Im having flashbacks of the WJC.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  466. Buster says:

    Now we’ve got em juuuuust where we want em



    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  467. Black Jacques Halak says:

    Has anyone told Jacques Martin to stop listening to Ralph Malph lead preservation system?  Sit on it does not wash!

    The Defense is a good offence.  Come On Jacques!


    and now it’s tied.  Who’s sucking now?

  468. petrov14 says:


    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  469. avatar_58 says:

    TERRIBLE rebound control, Price is in 1 goal too late.

  470. t1tan5 says:

    OMG. This is epic.

  471. HabFanSince72 says:

    Wow. It isn’t even like the Flames have been playing well.

  472. HFX-HabFan says:

    Sorry, Auld.

  473. Exit716 says:

    Speaking of Jr. B. PK, don’t flop like you’re in house league out there. Lord love a Duck.

  474. zozotheclown says:

    Well thats it, I think we know where this is heading… hopefully Price can turn the tides like Karlsson did.

  475. Keith says:

    Sometimes I just don’t understand this team.

  476. Propwash says:

    Wow eh? Thems the breaks.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  477. Danno says:

    A sh!tstorm


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  478. Habnofear says:

    Ya ,fk two points….and here’s the goalie,thank god!

  479. petrov14 says:

    Well Mr.Boone you asked and you have recieved…….PRICE!

    ______________________________________Long live Captain Gionta.

  480. Exit716 says:

    At least Auld is only on a one-year contract.

  481. bigdave says:

    Auld couldn’t stop a beachball!

    Pathetic having Spacek and Subban on together??? What are they thinking?



    “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”

  482. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    well at least the trolls are happy

  483. Habnofear says:

    Why are you happy?Do you see this team in the play-off’s? I’d like them to win THIS YEARS STANLEY CUPbut they need some changes,no? Wake -up!

  484. zak says:

    no more home game for AA

  485. Hockey Socks says:

    Well at least if they win now, the folks at La Cage will be happy.

  486. JVF says:

    Cammalleri is a defensive disaster.

  487. Barts says:

    Big surprise. The three posts weren’t enough prior warning? Auld isn’t a capable back-up.

  488. punkster says:

    PKs rookie mistake of the game.


  489. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Wow ….what the hell just happened…

  490. Shiloh says:

    Hey – Auld had a bad night. He’s been good on some others. Martin made the right move, though, in yanking him.

  491. Montrealer2 says:

    So Shootout or what….lol

  492. duffy says:


  493. SeriousFan09 says:

    This team just loses it when they start being scored against, they can’t pass to save their lives and brainfarts in the D-zone, endless ones at that.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  494. topher5468 says:

    OK, this is embarrassing

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

  495. crabvader says:

    It’s Jean Pascal vs. B-Hop all over again!

  496. floatingineather says:

    anyone miss Carbo? I do, I do

  497. MathMan says:

    Who wants it more?”

    That’s generally an empty clichรฉ, but in a game like this where either team scores on every third chance, it’s even emptier. The game’s going to go to who has the last bounce, because wanting it when the percentages are going to pot doesn’t actually get you anything.

  498. zozotheclown says:

    This is going to be one scary PK…

  499. Propwash says:



    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  500. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    kind’ve like how you’re a waste of space?

  501. zak says:

    JM where’s your notebook?

  502. petrov14 says:

    I hope this game doesnt make it way into the next CGY dvd collection.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  503. Shiloh says:

    I went to three of my grandson’s tournament games this weekend here in Thunder Bay. One of the door prizes was an Alex Auld autographed Habs jersey – a great example of a local athlete giving back to the kids in his home town. So he sucked tonight – and he’s perhaps on the downside of his career. Still a great guy.

  504. HFX-HabFan says:

    Well, whoever called the barnburner finish should pat themselves on the back.  Kill this dumb penalty off, then how about we get the next goal for a change?!

  505. Rainrocket16 says:

    JM….Needs to go!!!! NOW!!!

  506. avatar_58 says:

    Oh the “terrible coach” penalty. I love these. Sorry, once again I want the coaches to grab/yell at the player when they count it’s too many. No excuse

  507. sidhu says:

    Pearn giving it to PK

  508. punkster says:

    Agree, get him off the ice, he was useless on those last two goals.


  509. P St. Pierre says:


  510. JVF says:

    How can a professional team get so razzled at home? Last-minute goals, no rallies, panicky play — There’s something wrong with the psychology of this team…

  511. bigdave says:

    If they are lucky!


    “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”

  512. punkster says:

    I wouldn’t say he sucked really. At least two were total team and D collapses.


  513. JVF says:

    Either we kill this and get some mo back or it kills us.

  514. Habbu says:

    I am bawling my eyes out. We need one of our leaders to step up and say the BS stops RIGHT NOW!

  515. t1tan5 says:

    Nobody is questioning his character here. He’s had a horrible game, that’s all.

  516. habsfaninboston says:

    Great PK

  517. Habnofear says:

    JVF…just cause a player wears the C.H. DOESN’T MEAN HE’S A GOOD PLAYER=AULD ,not so good and a bad back-up pickup by the Goat!

  518. avatar_58 says:

    I won’t comment, I already gave my opinion on that many times

  519. Montrealer2 says:

    Well the Habs are playing the team that beat that Powerhouse Maple leafs in a shootout……..lol

    This is embarassing .blowing a 4 goal lead. Yikes 

  520. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    do us all a favor, next time you jump off the bandwagon stay off. we don’t need fans like you.

  521. 134 says:

    I’m having a deja vu… the Edmonton game is ringing all over..

  522. Hali_Hab says:

     man  montreal has to OWN  the season stat for most goals  given up in the final minute of a period… its pathetic.. a period is 20 minutes not 19 or 18….. if i do recall they did  this  EXACT act not to many games ago…


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“
    Guy Lafleur.

  523. JasonM says:

    I’m without words.

  524. floatingineather says:

    both starting goalies yanked, whats the stats on that?

  525. Shiloh says:

    Great pass by AK.

  526. zak says:

    AK’s is playing well

  527. MathMan says:

    Ok everyone calm down. I know being a fan means having fun by overracting, but at some point, you have to realize we’ve seen this movie before, and recognize where it comes from and what it means.

    Games like this happen and don’t particularly mean anything. It’s very rare that a team will get a 4-0 lead because they are playing especially well and, likewise, it’s very rare that a team will get 4 unanswered goals against because they’re playing especially badly. I had my spiel all ready about how a blowout “statement game” means nothing at 4-0, and now, well, I’m just laughing my rear off.

    It’s hockey. Stuff happens. Goalies have bad stretches. Sometimes you get 4 goals on 8 chances, then they have 8 chances back and score 4 times back.

    Collapses, blowouts, “statement games”, they’re actually the least meaningful games there are. Hockey is too low-scoring a game, and parity is too strong, for stuff like that to be anything more than flukes.

  528. hockeydoc says:

    It’s very rare that a team will get a 4-0 lead because they are playing especially well and, likewise, it’s very rare that a team will get 4 unanswered goals against because they’re playing especially badly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      total nonsense- that is exactly what happens.

  529. Habnofear says:

    Mathman ,it’s been about 8000 days since the CH last had the Stanley Cup and you say relax….what kind of math is that!

  530. oshawahabsfan says:

    And the lack of finish returns…

  531. Propwash says:

    Time to pull the collective heads out, and pour on the pressure.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  532. The M says:

    there is poo all over the Canadiens bed right now….

  533. JVF says:

    At least, Carolina lost and Atlanta is losing.


    This hurts a little bit.

  534. crabvader says:

    JM should make them bag skate a whole twenty minutes next practice to teach em that a period is nothing less than that.

  535. Buster says:

    Everybody should just CALM DOWN,  at least we’re not the bruins who we’re leading 3-0 in games and 3-0 in game 7 only to LOSE.  Now THAT’S a choke!    It’s just 1 game in the middle of the season (which I still think the habbies will win).


    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  536. habguy says:

    I guess JM doesn’t believe in timeouts, especially when Calgary ties the game.


    habs= losers!


    habs= most passive team in the NHL!

  537. zak says:

    13 mil for 2 midgets

  538. Propwash says:

    Yeah, sure, whatever.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  539. HFX-HabFan says:

    I blame the fans for starting the Ole chant far too early (as usual).

  540. larisalapointe says:

    Da Hema, are you there?  This is turning into one of those foreplay games. :)

  541. Montrealer2 says:

    Aren’t the Habs due for a bad penalty? That’s the usual scenario. I can’t believe this is the same team,that started the game ???                                      

  542. Hockey Socks says:

    Well at least we can tell who wants this win more.

  543. avatar_58 says:

    Alright enough of the game, show some more of the hottie behind Sutter

  544. zak says:

    We need a goal and we’re playing perimater hockey. Is Darche the only one who knows where the front of the net is?

  545. zak says:

    nice broach eh

  546. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I started watching the game and left after 1st.

    Came back to check the score and it was 4-2 Habs.

    Came back and Habs were down 4-4.

    Fair to say I should watch the rest and not miss a single second?

  547. Robert L says:

    Brent Sutter’s gettin’ all kinds of camera time…

  548. Buster says:

    Why is nobody posting…..it’s a tie game,forget the stinkin’ 4-0 lead,  I still believe we’re getting 2 points tonight



    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  549. habguy says:

    habs don’t know how to play with a lead.

    just not capable of ever blowing out a team.

    Boston won today 7-0. never took their foot off the gas pedal.

  550. JVF says:

    OK. Give ’em a point. They deserve it. But we get TWO!

  551. JasonM says:

    Another nickname for Alex Auld…. 4uld

  552. Propwash says:

    Helping Alcoholics Beat Sobriety.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  553. MathMan says:

    A 7-0 win means exactly as much as a game like this one: nothing.

    Games like that are driven more by fluke (and bad goaltending) than ability.

  554. avatar_58 says:


  555. petrov14 says:

    TERRIBLE icing right there

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  556. Hockey Socks says:

    I call Cammy for the winner.

  557. Buster says:

    This is how we got to the conference final, with defibrilators next to our couches.


    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  558. Keith says:

    It should have NEVER come down to this!

  559. Just A Guy says:

    I think it has something to do with that nice shiny brooch behind him.

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  560. MathMan says:

    “total nonsense – that is exactly what happens.”

    It actually almost never is. We as humans believe it is because we naturally assign causes to results and in hockey, despite all evidence to the contrary, every bit of coverage tells us that goals=effort and goals=good play. Even though we know it’s a game of inches, a game of bounces.

    More often than not it’s some combination of one team getting lucky, one goalie having a bad night, and one team getting a lot of goals on not that many scoring chances. Very rarely this will occur because one team is outplaying the other team to such a large degree; the better team may be ahead big (though there is no guarantee) but it’s very rare that the differential in actual quality of play (puck possession, scoring chances, even shot quality) will be bigger than usual for a “normal” game.

  561. avatar_58 says:

    What REALLY burns me is you let that P*ssy tanguay score. I mean come on. Iginla is repectable, but ALEX I BROKE A NAIL TANGUAY???????

  562. MathMan says:

    Tanguay is a very good hockey player who was the Habs’ best forward while he was with the team, and never got the credit he deserved from his coach for some reason — nor for the fans, who were still in the Carbo honeymoon at the time.

  563. Montrealer2 says:

    Let’s give another point away,why not we won’t need them.I can’t believe this, and if you think of the posts by the Flames, Habs are lucky to get the point they do have.

    Well hopefully the boys come out & turn it on & win 

  564. zozotheclown says:

    Its epic collapse night tonight in the NHL, FLA blows a 2-0 lead with 2 min to go. Not quite as epic as us though

  565. MathMan says:

    LOL and Atlanta ties it too, and are going to OT.

    Blue Monday’s supposed to be next week but man has this been a bad day.

  566. Danno says:

    Jacques Martin’s note pad revealed.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  567. topher5468 says:

    Lucky to get a point, Flames were buzzing and our guys were running around again, 

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

  568. kevin m says:

    What was that F#%i%ng song they were singing earlier?

    I hate that song during the game.

    Save it for the end!!!

  569. Hali_Hab says:

     all other things aside the habs are terrifying to watch in the last minutes of a period.. man its bizzare.



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“
    Guy Lafleur.

  570. JVF says:

    So… who puts it away?

    I say Subban!

  571. Propwash says:

    You called it!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  572. petrov14 says:

    Are you for real? Good call!!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  573. Hali_Hab says:

    Nice one !!!!



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“
    Guy Lafleur.

  574. Buster says:

    Well well well


    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  575. habsfaninboston says:


  576. Bill says:


    Full Breezer 4 Life

  577. sidhu says:


  578. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    PK MOTHER FUGGA!!!!!!!!!




  579. Montrealer2 says:

    Thank F^*&

  580. petrov14 says:

    PK !!!!!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  581. Keith says:


  582. Buster says:

    These are the CARDIAC CANADIENS, what did we expect?



    Whooooaa baby!!! WHAT is goin’ on in Pennsylvania!!?

  583. MathMan says:

    Best part?

    Carey gets the win (lol)

  584. Rugger says:

    A win is a win is a win

  585. avatar_58 says:


  586. Just A Guy says:

    Price getting a star?

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  587. Danno says:

    Soobanator! Puts the biscuit in the basket.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  588. HFX-HabFan says:

    Subban using a wrister, rather than his Mississippi-inducing slapshot windup.  We got 2 points, that’s all that matters at the end of the day.

  589. zak says:

    PK  PK All the BS from other teams about P.K. There’s not one team that wouldn’t love to have him on their team.

  590. punkster says:

    Makes a rookie mistake to be the goat on the 4th goal. Makes a flashy rookie shot to win the game. Gonna love this guy for a long time around here.


  591. oshawahabsfan says:

    Thank you PK!

  592. Habbu says:

    Move over I want back on the bandwagon

  593. Montrealer2 says:

    Now if JM is really thinking he should make PK a healthy scratch for the next game, that will teach the other guys a thing or two…….hahahahah           Shhhhhhhhh that fool JM might do it.

  594. Da Hema says:

    Yes, Jacques Martin ruined P.K. Subban….


    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.

  595. kevin m says:

    Did I just notice Gomez ignoring Subban after That winning goal?

  596. Shiloh says:

    Loved the goal – hated the hotdogging afterwards. We’ll pay for that somewhere down the road.

  597. Mats Naslund says:

    Come on!! An OT winner? thats not hotdoging thats poetry!! give the kid a break!

  598. punkster says:

    He’s no good with the youngsters ๐Ÿ˜‰


  599. king ddd says:

    dude seeriously! c’mon

  600. Psycho29 says:

    Give me a break….

  601. olematelot says:

    that’s it start a controversy 

  602. kempie says:

    Completely disrespectful the way he went top shelf for the OT winner. Kid better cut it out or something might happen.

  603. JVF says:

    Do I win anything?

  604. avatar_58 says:

    Man whatever. I have his figure and can’t stand to look at it. Not after his pansy act in the playoffs. Truth is he didn’t want to play for a team that had no chance. Hope he enjoys calgary, THEY are a contender amirite?

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