Playoff hockey

Shouldn’t have gone to a Shootout, but it did.

Sabres are 4-0, Canadiens 2-2.

DD: Backhand through his legs. Goal!

Stafford: Wide

Pleks: Deke and goal

Vanek: Goal

Gionta: Wide

Ennis: Goal

Pouliot: Not even close

Pominville: Wide

Max-Pac: GOAL!

Gerbe: Goal

Gomez: Save

Connolly: Save

P.K.: Post!

Myers: Save:

AK46: Save

Byron: Save

Pyatt: Save

Leopold: Post

Wiz: High

Hecht: Goal!

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Here’s some information on how to use our new chat tool. And here’s a little explainer about why we are doing this. 



  1. 24 Cups says:

    LMAO.  Maybe he’s hurt.  If not, the Laps deal really looks bad right now.

    I know, I know, he has an attitude problem.  We seem to lead the league in that department.

  2. VancouverHab says:

    Gomez looked like a chemistry lab with DD last game, bud. And with PK on his goal before that.

    My guess is that Pleks would curse his coach under his breath if he were playing with Moen & AK.

    Of all the Habs top 6, I don’t see Gomez being anywhere near a problem. Pleks, Gio and Gomez rigfht now are doing their jobs — & Gomer has been doing it with AK & Eller.

  3. SeriousFan09 says:

    Why would he be? Bulldogs aren’t playing tonight.


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

  4. dean roberts says:

    thanks oshawa, will check back later.

  5. Gormdog says:

    I’ve spent some time over at pensionplanpuppets (leafs blog), and while the media is predictably trumpeting Burke, the fans are, to say the least, absolutely frustrated.

    Leafs don’t need the cap room. Versteeg is 97% likely to be better than the 25th-30th overall pick. Burke says he’ll use the third round pick and turn it into a player.

    That player wont be a rock solid top 6 (or, if it is, i hardly believe a 90th overall pick would really be the “over-the-top” factor). And Who cares if the leafs pick up a bottom 6-er. I’m confused… Is this a rebuild-on-the-fly-while-trying-to-make-the-playoffs-while-rebuilding-from-scratch ?

    As someone pointed out earlier, any other GM doing this much backpedaling, should, at the least, be lambasted by their local media. Good for you Damien Cox…

  6. Max_a_million says:

    Why didn’t they call up Carle?

    It surprised me he wasn’t the first one.

  7. forskis says:

    Just some Leafs stuff as a temporary diversion…

    Do you think the B’s are going to goon it up against Kessel tonight?

    The Toronto media here are doing a bit of a hatchet job on Versteeg post-trade saying that he did not fulfill expectation and that he never really fit in on the Leafs…and that bothers for 2 reasons:

    1)  35 pts. in 52 games is nothing to sneeze at for a 2nd or 3rd line guy;
    2)  If Versteeg really never did fit in with the Leafs or did nothing to help change the lockeroom for the better, the media in Toronto would have been all over this since Day 1…the fact they are all trumpeting this only now is just cheap…

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  8. Mark C says:

    Great news, Kaleta is still out with an injury and won’t be able to go tonight.

  9. dean roberts says:

    hi gang. anyone know of a site where i can find the game? much appreciated, thanks.

  10. SeriousFan09 says:

    Tech guys assure you of improvement Boone? Did they sell you any magic beans first?


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

  11. StevieRay says:

    Moen on the Gomez/AK line tonite ???
    Darche replaces Moen ???
    The ” nifty fifty ” line of White/DD/Benny stays intact ??
    Whatz you’all thinkin’

  12. Nicolas St-Henri says:

    I’d rather see Darche there than Moen. Darche has a better chance to contribute offensively (9 goals to Moen’s 3). Eller also only has 3 goals…Ultimately we need Cammy back to fill that spot and a trade to dump and replace AK.

  13. oshawahabsfan says:

    Darche can bury chances, Moen… not so much lately

  14. oshawahabsfan says:

    Great day of sports on my day off. Champions League is back, AC Milan vs. Tottenham at 2:30, TSN2 is replaying the Canada-Russia game from the Olympics at 6:00, Buffalo-Montreal completes the hat trick. My couch is going to have a fine butt groove in by the end of today

  15. Rugger says:

    That was like my Saturday, played touch Rugby on the beach in the morning (only place with no snow), then 6 Nations Rugby on TV (Scotland vs Wales), then USA Rugby 7’s Tourney (Rugby on tv twice on the same day!) then the Habs spanking the Leafs.

  16. Fansincebirth says:

    One less moron/head hunter on the ice is a bonus for the good guys!

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  17. oshawahabsfan says:

    Very nice. The only thing left for me today is to play some hockey tonight, could happen still, we’ll see. You must really be looking forward to the World Cup

  18. oshawahabsfan says:

    That is great news, we don’t need any more cheap shot artists out there

  19. oshawahabsfan says:

    This site lists the various links for the game. There will be more later, check back closer to game time. Usually links for all broadcasts, French and English. Some are better quality than others so it’s good to flip through all of them

  20. Rugger says:

    Absolutely, the one we are all really looking forward to though is 2015 World Cup in England, much easier/cheaper to get to.  Our team is starting to talk about putting together a trip to play a couple of games over there and catch a couple of world cup games.  Once I have played in a game in the country of origin I can retire in peace.

  21. RJB says:

    Gonna be a good tilt tonight ladies and gents!!

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

  22. ESundy36 says:

    One of my favorite sports experiences was taking in an ARL game while Australia. To see the game played at that level compared to college club rugby was just awesome. It was also awesome to be in Brisbane during an Australia/New Zealand test match seeing how passionate the people were about the Wallabies.

  23. Rugger says:

    We have an Aussie transplant at Flyhalf.  Really incredible skills, can hit you in the hands with the pass while you are sprinting 40 metres away.

  24. habinypsi says:

    My guess is that darche and halpern have chem, and gomez has no chem with anyone so why waste darche on that line.

  25. oshawahabsfan says:

    Wow that would be great to play some games over there. Whenever I get a chance to travel to Europe, seeing some football and rugby matches will be a huge part of the trip for me, the trip wouldn’t feel complete without taking in some live sports

  26. oshawahabsfan says:

    No problem, glad to help, I know how frustrating it is to not have cable access to many games. The internet is my hockey saviour

  27. RJB says:

    Buff extends with Atlanta, no details yet as per Dregs

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

  28. J.J. of Turku says:

    Mmmm… Looks interesting. Hope it works well with the Safari browser…?

  29. SeriousFan09 says:

    5 years at around 5 million per according to Craig Custance of The Sporting News.


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

  30. Wayne says:

    This thing looks cooool. Good luck with that! It’s missing the MS Paint feature so Boone can telestrate all of Eller’s Ozone infractions.

  31. twilighthours says:

    Do we need an existing username?  Probably not.  

    I also wonder about the troll-banning possiblities with this new system.  It looks like cover-it-live.

  32. 21BIGGionta says:

    it’s not loading properly for me on safari :( :(

  33. jew4jah says:

    is henry in the lineup tonight?

  34. J.J. of Turku says:

    Does this new format work with iPhone? (Propably not…) Anyways, nicer to watch game with laptop connected to TV, when I don’t have to boil my familyjewels because of holding laptop in my lap for clicking cmd+r all the time…

  35. J.J. of Turku says:


    So, I have to watch game with safari and open firefox for Hi/O… Wish I were a nerd…

  36. twilighthours says:

    It looks promising for iPhone.  I have mine fired up and it loaded the app window.

  37. J.J. of Turku says:

    Do we have an app for that? If we do… Hello iTunes/Appstore… :)

  38. jew4jah says:

    i didn’t know he got sent back down?  wasn’t he a healthy scratch last game?

    (yes i am on drugs)

  39. kempie says:

    Looks good on Safari over here.

  40. VJ says:

    You’re just on drugs. Nash is the one who got called up, and apparently is a game time decision (depending on Spatch)




    oops, wrong spot

  41. VJ says:

    You’re just on drugs. Nash is the one who got called up, and apparently is a game time decision (depending on Spatch)

  42. C_Hand says:

    So we can’t create an account for the live chat session until the game starts?

  43. The M says:

    These are players the Habs (in my so very humble opinion) should be targeting before the trade deadline.  These are not the talented/star players, such as Vermette/Richards but players who would upgrade the toughness and size on this team.   These are also players who can also play the game.


    All of these players would be available at the right price, and although they may be expensive would be needed against a bigger tougher opponent in the playoffs.  Most of the players are on bottom dwelling teams but some such as Eager or Jackman are there because they are tough guys who play a great physical game while combining some offense.


    Currently the only forward on the Habs who is the least bit intimidating is Travis Moen and if Andrei Kostitsyn is leading your team in hits you have serious physicality  issues.


    Player (team) Contract in $ and Years left


    Dustin Penner (Edm)      4.25m,                 2 years

    JF Jacques (Edm)              0.68m,                  1 year

    Zenon Konoptka, (NYI)  0.6m,                     1 year

    Matt Carkner (OTT)         0.7m,                     2years

    Chris Phillips (OTT)           3.5m,                     1year

    Chris Neil (OTT)                 2m,                        3years

    David Clarkson(NJD)       2.67m                    3years

    Steve Bernier (FLO)        2m,                        1year

    Bryan Allen (FLO)             2.9m,                     2years

    Ben Eager (SJ)                   0.97m                    1year

    Tim Jackman(CGY)           0.55m                    2years


  44. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Kaberle to Boston.  Just F’ing wonderful.  And Burkie continues his excellent job of building the Bruins into a contender.

  45. darcy1 says:

    can anyone see the live chat? I can’t in IE8 or Firefox

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

  46. Mark C says:

    To make matters worse Boston will be bidding against themselves. Burke has little leverage, he can deal Kabs for X or hold onto him and watch him walk July 1st.

  47. scrowe21 says:

    Where’d you see that?

  48. HabsFanMTL says:

    testing, can someone direct me towards live chat please?

  49. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I saw it before, but it’s not there now for some reason.  Maybe Boone broke it already?

  50. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Directly above in Boone’s blog.  Not official just a rumour so far.

  51. Ayan_SB says:

    Mike Keane’s on Team 990 right now with Melnick and McGuire.

    He just mentioned how he still hates Boston to this day. Haha love that guy.

  52. scrowe21 says:

    Lol Nice..I just skip to the comments. Didn’t even check.

  53. HabsFanMTL says:

    i seem to remember Alex Henry having a pretty good pre-season game and he dropped the gloves a couple of times. Why aren’t we bringing him up? cause he is in his early 30’s? so what???

  54. JasonM says:

    Where exactly is this new chat tool?

  55. scrowe21 says:

    Apparently he’s too slow and doesn’t have the hockey sense to play in the NHL.

  56. avatar_58 says:

    Really starting to hate this man

  57. Propwash says:

    Torrana Sports Network is trying to squelch the Kaberle rumor.


  58. SeriousFan09 says:

    From @renhockey (RDS) they say Spacek is out, Nash is in. That’s 3 Rookies, a journeyman, Hamrlik and the Wiz. I always believe but damn our defensive depth has taken a depressing hit this season.


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

  59. king ddd says:

    kaberle to boston, who cares! they always choke come playoff time

    ** Buck Fruins **

  60. king ddd says:

    wheres is bret festerling when you need him.


    ** Buck Fruins **

  61. scrowe21 says:

    Meh..Spacek is usually terrible anyways. Im looking forward to seeing Nash to be honest. I’d obviously rather have Markov or Gorges..but..whatever.

  62. SeriousFan09 says:

    I honestly suspect Trevor Timmins will pull his usual late-round magic and get a better player with the 5th-round pick.


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

  63. C_Hand says:

    Spacek is really good when he’s playing on his normal side… which he mostly has not the whole time he has been on the Habs

  64. GrimJim says:

    I think Festerling has to clear re-entry waivers if he is recalled, but I’m not 100% sure

  65. Mr.Hazard says:

    Seems tacky and cheap, and hard to filter out Boone’s comments from other ppl’s.

  66. Clay4bc says:

    I’ll see your 2, and raise you two more…

    I don’t care for it either.

    __________________________ The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  67. AH says:

    Hello..I didn’t see any of the game, but it sounds like the “usual supects” were the usual suspects…could someone tell me how Nash did? Thx.

    Also, I see a lot of people wondering why Pyatt plays so much; it’s because he’s obviously one of JM’s favorites, IE, a hard working no talent player who keeps his mouth shut and does what he’s told.

  68. HABSsince92 says:

    My 2 cents I do not like the new blog format…….



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

  69. vic says:

    AK46  trade this guy he is not in this universe he does not know what to do with the puck.sure helps the line when you have one asleep..have him piss in a bottle see what the hell he has in his system.

    We may some day learn( which I doupt) that we cant sit on a lead.What crap

  70. Mattyleg says:

    Kinda hypnotizing, innit?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  71. HardHabits says:

    That was not playoff hockey.

  72. Just A Guy says:

    Every 20 games or so  he takes a shift and you could swear you were watching Ovechkin.  “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  73. geo_habsgo says:

    it always evens itself out in the end. The reffs are friendly one night and the next they ruin us. It happens to every team but I think we are all just more sensitive here and I will include myself in that statement lol.

  74. habs001 says:

    we have the worst road record of the top 10 teams in the east…and we have 6 more road games than home games…last 15 road games 5-10…only 4 teams have fewer road points in the entire nhl..we have to start picking up road points or no way we win the division…i know we had a bad december road trip but still only 4 teams have fewer road points

  75. MerrillS says:

    By Mike. I hate the new blog.

  76. Mattyleg says:

    You’re absolutely right! If we hadn’t lost any points, we’d have 116!! We’d have first sewn up!

    Buncha jerks.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  77. Habnofear says:

    I guess 1point is better than a cock in the barn……..

  78. habs001 says:

    for two years now plecks does not win most draws at the start of the pp…the other team usually clears the puck and we miss out on 30 seconds of pp…i wish they had stats of winning face offs in the opposition zone and your zone…plecks is terrible winning these key faceoffs…

  79. Cool Ice Price says:

    I want gomez sent down to Hamilton & Hammer, Spacek, AK, Moen gone!

  80. Led says:

    Anyone else feel that the reffing was actually in our favour tonight? We got some non-calls and phantom calls that we don’t usually get.

  81. geo_habsgo says:

    Stop with the gloom and doom guys we lost but we got a point. Yeah it sucks to lose but we are tied with boston even though they have a game in hand. They will lose their next one (fearless prediction) and we will no doubt win. This is the most competitive team we’ve had for years so lay off it for a night. End rant.

  82. avatar_58 says:

    Ah…when the simpsons was good and there were no cares in the world.

  83. Cool Ice Price says:

    With all these BLOWN points we would be 1st in the East!

  84. billylove says:

    What is the “talent” some see in Nostitsyn?  

  85. habs001 says:

    nothing personal but how pyatt plays in the nhl with such limited skills is unbelievable…there must be over 500 players in europe alone who are better than him…

  86. habs001 says:

    ak46 repeats the same cycle he has been doing for last 3 seasons…he scores 2-3 goals in 2-3 games and the ak46 lovers on this site praise him …but ak46 goes back to his 0 to one point production for 10 games …and the cycle repeats itself again…

  87. ManApart says:

    Another true post you insist on denying. Price was garbage in the shootout. He did play well in the game. The Habs outshot the Sabres 34-32 in the game, so I believe Enroth had something to do with the game going to a shootout also, wasn’t just Price.

  88. ManApart says:

    It’s the truth. Gainey’s move to trade for Gomez was absolutely moronic. No two ways about it.

  89. Mattyleg says:

    The Jacques Cartier Bridge!

    (yeah, if Gomez jumped off he’d miss the ground… etc etc. Just being dumb.)

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  90. Mattyleg says:

    With a comment like that you make everyone else look smart.


    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  91. habs001 says:

    well 2 of those d men will be out for the rest of the season..

  92. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    God, you people make me nauseous. Go jump off the Cartier bridge, why don’t ya…

  93. SeriousFan09 says:

    It’s never happened but everyone would have to go first and than you could have repeats. It’s only International Rules where it doesn’t matter after the 3rd shooter.


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

  94. habs001 says:

    to be a true contender moen,pyatt,halpern,ak46 and darche need to be upgraded….we now have 6 more road games than home games left

  95. 134 says:

    Just a question: what’s the rule- are we allowed to use the same shooter more than once in a shootout?

  96. olematelot says:

    Games are 60 mins not 20.

  97. HardHabits says:

    The Habs let the Sabres get back into it. JM should’ve know that Ruff was going to tear them a new one in the 1st intermission but instead of taking it up another notch the Habs thought they could shut them down. Then when the Habs realized they were in a game it was the Sabres that sealed the lid shut.

  98. larisalapointe says:

    If it hadn`t been for our goalie, this game would have been over in reg time. “Fans“ should thank him for the 1 point.

    The other 1 point should have come from our shooters.

  99. topher5468 says:

    Didn’t deserve to win, Played a great first 20, then watched Buffalo take it to us. Injuries aside, no reason we should have stopped playing after 20 minutes. What the hell is wrong with AK46, he cant find the net to save his life, so much talent, I don’t get it

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

  100. Buster says:

    Big picture= no Markov, no Gorges, no Gill, no Spacek, no Cammy and no AK , with these players playing, this does not go to a shootout.  Gauthier, MAKE YOUR MOVE ALREADY.   jeeeeeeesussss



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

  101. Cool Ice Price says:

    It doesn’t matter who’s out with injuries. The Habs had the game won PERIOD!

  102. olematelot says:

    You gotta lot of nerve calling a great Hab like Gainey a moron, shame on you.

  103. Mattyleg says:


    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  104. HardHabits says:

    This shouldn’t have even gone to over-time let alone a shoot-out. JM would sit back on a 1 goal lead nevermind 2.

  105. HardHabits says:

    That is totally it. They sat back thinking they could phone it in after going up 2-0….. the worst lead in hockey.

  106. Rainrocket16 says:

    Bad passes, bad Defence!! the 2 reasons we lost this game! But very understandable due to the injuries we have, tough pill to swallow and I am very pissed but screw it,  tied in points with Boston!

  107. MathMan says:

    I’m not inclined to panic over the result of ONE game, especially one where the Habs had four regular D-men out with injury.

    Shame they didn’t get the win, but the shootout is almost a glorified coin flip. Past the first three shooters, it pretty much loses the “almost”. Habs were on the unlucky side this time. Seems to be the way it goes for them this year, alas.

  108. rogieshan says:

    Pyatt over Halpern or Darche. Mystifying. 

  109. SeriousFan09 says:

    You know what, for more than a handful of games in a season I’d like to see the Montreal Canadiens defence that we actually expect to see at the start of each year.


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

  110. HNS says:

    Gomez and AK……..fu&^in useless

  111. SeriousFan09 says:

    This is why I really couldn’t stand JM last year, really questionable shootout selections, sending out Tom Pyatt?

    Also, Carey has to be better than that with the blocker in SO. They were rifling them in past him without blinking at one point.


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

  112. hablifting says:

    Just watching Gomez shoot.  Wow.  7+ mil for that terrible effort.  Not gonna blame Gomez though.  Gotta blame Sather for the original mistake and that moron Gainey for making Sather look smart.

  113. hablifting says:

    Wow.  Great job boys.  Way to make it exciting at least.  Sigh.

  114. avatar_58 says:

    COUNTLESS chances to win this. Unreal.

  115. HardHabits says:

    Roh-Roh. Tonight’s gonna be nasty after a night moderated live chat.

  116. HardHabits says:

    Reekay, Reekay, Reekay!!!

  117. Larry says:

    How did we manage to lose this game? My God. Four of Five now with a western road trip coming.

  118. Jdub1985 says:

    They blow a 2 goal lead fine … but a 2 goal shootout lead? thats 3 goddamn chances to win it in a row … 2 chances for the goalie to put it away and FAIL

    btw BOSTON LOST!

  119. 4EverHabsFan says:

    Not what we needed with Miller in street clothes… Brutal- Sitting back on a 2-0 lead, nothing f’in new here…

  120. Mattyleg says:

    Didn’t you just say that?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  121. ooder says:

    well that`s depressing…

    could have easily won this game.. but the posts and a ridiculous lack of concentration prevent that


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  122. Bill says:

    Sorry, this is late, but .. Tom Pyatt? The JM man-crush on the least-talented Hab continues … no really, anyone else would have made more sense.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  123. joeybarrie says:

    How many times did we miss a SHOT in the shootout. You would think that if a goalie saved 3 straight shots, maybe I should try a move……..

    That ONE point is such a let down. BUT…………….



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

  124. olematelot says:

    Ridiculous post. In case you didn’t notice Price is the only reason it got to a shootout.

  125. Mattyleg says:

    Anger! Blame! Fire! Bench! Shootout! Losers! Choke!

    And so on.

    I think I shan’t hang around here too much longer.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  126. Cool Ice Price says:

    SO many swandered games this season.

  127. ooder says:

    in all honesty who do you send out at that point… i think jm gambled and it didn`t work…

    at least pyatt did better then gomez and myers…

    cammy, markov both out…

    and anyone capable of putting pucks in the net already went


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  128. the_larry says:

    Who cares how exciting it was?! They choked. They blew a 2-0 lead, failed to finish their golden chances in the final minute on the PP, then sh!t all over the ice during the OT PP. Then ontop of that, couldnt score against a second-string goaltender. Yeah, soooo exciting..

  129. hablifting says:

    I was being deeply sarcastic.  I badly want JM and PG gone, gone…gone!  Time for some guys to come in and shake this team up.  Cut the fat (read: AK, Gomez).  I know Gomez is a long shot but you can always dream of better days…right?

  130. OneTimer says:

    Yikes, what is that, 19M on the shelf?

  131. ooder says:

    why is it that everytime DD is on the ice he creates something…

    he`s fun to watch and is very creative.. while also being responsible in his own end

    Gomez on the other hand provides 0 offence, has been terrible in his own end as of late (once again finishing a minus due to him not backchecking) and the little offence he does create is quickly killed by ak (WTF IS UP WITH THIS GUY) and moen…

    sad but true


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  132. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’ve seen JM clamp down in the 3rd, but this was the team slacking off first. They figured they wrapped it up with a pair of goals. Didn’t expect the push-back and let their emotion level done, never heavily competed.

    JM made mistakes though, he needs to use the DD line as his push-back line, the Gomez line is like sending out a black hole right now to suck up team energy.

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

  133. OneTimer says:

    Hablifting’s last post before 15 minutes ago: Feb 10th, after the Habs’ last loss.

  134. hablifting says:

    Ahh the sound of another 17 years of being mediocre.  The best thing about it is, if you’re motivated you can come up with excuses forever.

  135. OneTimer says:

    Well, it sure didn’t take long for the trolls to crawl out of their lairs…must be some kind of record!

  136. hablifting says:

    I don’t agree with your statement at all.  I could care less about lame excuses like that.  I want results.  Tired of watching this team waffle.  If being a troll means being tired of the status quo and the lame ass excuses then yep, thats me.

  137. hablifting says:

    As if that means anything.  Good job tho sherlock.  Perhaps for your next bit of investigative journalism you can find your long lost sense of reality concerning this team.

  138. HabFanSince72 says:

    He is and he is.


  139. Cool Ice Price says:

    Yeah Price should not have made those two great saves in OT  then U could not bash him in the shootout!

  140. Shiloh says:

    Price was down far too quickly for most of the shootout.

  141. Gooner says:

    If you are serious then you are a jerk.



  142. Jdub1985 says:

    3 chances for Price to close and FAIL … that point was on him.

  143. 4EverHabsFan says:

    Should have never been a shootout, can’t blame the goalie when you sit back on a 2-0 lead…

  144. OneTimer says:

    Given that Markov Gorges Spacek and Gill were out… I’ll take a point and a TEN-ROUND shootout.

  145. HabFanSince72 says:

    We didn’t deserve a win.

    They played their AHL keeper.

    We couldn’t score more than twice. We couldn’t beat him in the shootout.

    I think we trade Hamr, Moen and anyone else a contender is interested in.


  146. Gooner says:

    Don’t forget we played the game with our AHL defence.

  147. HabFanSince72 says:

    OK let’s give each team half a point.

  148. habsfaninboston says:

    Who’s next JM, Moen?

  149. HardHabits says:

    Pyrite??? Who’s next Stoen?

  150. Shiloh says:

    Oh Oh – who’s left?

  151. Cool Ice Price says:


  152. Mattyleg says:

    This is dumb.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  153. Mattyleg says:

    Myers’ was definitely the worst.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  154. JIMVINNY says:

    Not that time, b*tches.

  155. HardHabits says:

    Who’s this guy Enrique?

    They chant Reekay, Reekay, Reekay, Reekay!!!!

  156. habsfaninboston says:

    Gomer?  WTF JM.

  157. Habitoba says:

    Ah, thanks.

  158. showey47 says:

    yeah maxpac,ok carey stop this one

  159. Mattyleg says:

    Stupid RDS almost misses the shot, playing the replay.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  160. Mattyleg says:

    It’s been gone ages.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  161. thebigguy says:

    Encore une recolle de 2 buts!

  162. habs001 says:

    ak46 cannot pick up a pass …or he breaks his stick when he he is in a scoring position…

  163. Rudy says:

    Wee DD!!!!!!!!

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

  164. Habitoba says:

    I pressed Refresh and all of a sudden Boone’s blog thing disapeared. Has this happened to anybody else?

  165. thebigguy says:

    They weren’t booing Stafford. They were just saying DDDRRRRREEEEEWWWWW!

  166. habsfaninboston says:

    DD squeezes it through.

  167. habsfaninboston says:

    Pleks baby!

  168. thebigguy says:

    Lets hope for not another 2-0 comeback!


  169. habsfaninboston says:

    Be the hero MaxPac.

  170. HabFanSince72 says:


  171. showey47 says:

    tom pyatt???????  Was auld not available to shoot?

  172. Rudy says:

    Pyatt???? WTF??

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

  173. Larry says:

    This should be so over by now. I am getting a bad feeling

  174. Mattyleg says:

    You’ve gotta be Jochen.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  175. JIMVINNY says:

    way to blow a lead, morons.

  176. avatar_58 says:

    Geez you can really tell who gives 100% and who doesn’t. DD on everything, Subban rushes, Price on fire……then we watch Hamr barely move, barely react. Or AK46 miss simple passes and shots.


  177. Shiloh says:

    AK will score if he gets a chance.

  178. Wayne says:

    PRICE! Giggity

  179. Danno says:

    Price WOW!!!!!!!!


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

  180. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    they only paid for three periods.

  181. Habnofear says:

    Goal post eh!

  182. habsfaninboston says:

    The Price is right.

  183. thehabsfan29 says:

    Hammer is useless!!!!


  184. Mattyleg says:

    Is it just me, or did that chat thing just disappear?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  185. thebigguy says:

    I’m not quite sure how to post within the chat thingy, but we’re technically in 3rd all ready. We have the exact same amount of wins in the exact same amount of games so the next tie breaker is season series which we’re leading. In all likelihood, Boston cannot have the same amount of points as us and still win the division. If we lose our last 2 games against them, then we could tie in that unlikely situation.

  186. habs001 says:

    plecks gets beat face off after face off at the start of habs pp..this has been going on for at least 2 years..

  187. habs001 says:

    plecks gets beat face off after face off at the start of habs pp..this has been going on for at least 2 years..

  188. Cool Ice Price says:

    For F’s sakes

  189. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    For the amount of cash Gomer’s getting paid you’d think he’d hit the net once in awhile

  190. Rainrocket16 says:

    boy oh boy our D is shaky!! Lets get em boys!!!!

  191. Just A Guy says:

    Who said that?

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

  192. Cool Ice Price says:


  193. Da Hema says:

    Heheh. But c’mon. He just fell. That shouldn’t have been a penalty.

  194. Mattyleg says:

    C’mon, this is when we’ve gotta do it.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  195. SeriousFan09 says:

    Walkom is a joke, he watches interference go on like it’s the height of the dead puck era.


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

  196. Mattyleg says:

    Ha! For all you that thought AK was useless…

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  197. Just A Guy says:

    Look out they have Muller calling this one. Ha!

  198. SeriousFan09 says:

    Don’t like this line mixing, better option is just benching AK. He couldn’t bury a puck with a shovel right now.


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

  199. Mattyleg says:

    We’re spending so much goddamn time in our zone that we have to change every time we head up the ice.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  200. Keith says:

    The dreaded can opener!

  201. habs001 says:

    plecks has been alternating between high energy games and minimal show up games

  202. Cool Ice Price says:

    Double shift & let AK stay on the bench!

  203. olematelot says:

    Buffalo winning all the races to the puck

  204. Cool Ice Price says:

    The Laffs finally do the Habs a favour they have to respond with a win!

  205. Cool Ice Price says:

    What a golden opportunity for the Habs here!

  206. avatar_58 says:

    wtf is wrong with hamr

  207. Mattyleg says:

    I think all the technology at the Bell just crapped out.

    RDS scoreline and time etc have disappeared, and it says 4 contre 4: 0:00

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  208. Rudy says:

    I guess Boone is done after 3

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

  209. Keith says:

    Oh God the shootout and Buffalo is 4-0. Time to pull it off Habs!

  210. HabFanSince72 says:

    Hamrlik is having a horrible game despite not having played yesterday. That is a concern.


  211. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Just like you Dean.

  212. olematelot says:

    They’re not sitting back, Buffalo is taking it to them

  213. Da Hema says:

    I didn’t realise you could throw a player onto the ice. Whatta league!

  214. Cool Ice Price says:

    The 3 are useless as T!ts on a bull

  215. HabFanSince72 says:

    And don’t re-sign him next season.

  216. Cool Ice Price says:

    BENCH Hammer he is useless

  217. notbigbird says:

    Bruins still exhausted from beating us up.

  218. HabFanSince72 says:

    We were worried about all the rookies, but Hamrlik come on!!!



  219. Cool Ice Price says:

    I sure hope Hammer, AK & Spacek is gone by next season

  220. Mattyleg says:

    (not to be reactionary, or anything…)

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  221. Cool Ice Price says:

    Sitting back on a lead is not good as we have seen before

  222. Mattyleg says:

    Erg. Saw that coming.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  223. habsfaninboston says:

    Piss poor defensive coverage.

  224. JIMVINNY says:

    Got caught on his post.  Dammit.

  225. Rainrocket16 says:

    Defense went AWOL

  226. olematelot says:

    back on our heels, gotta pick it up

  227. Da Hema says:

    I love Toronto! I love Grabovski!!

    Yuck. That leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth….

  228. Cool Ice Price says:

    C’Mon Habs a win = 1st place in the North East tonight!

  229. habs001 says:

    24 goals now for leafs grabovski…wiz and pk have to hit the net more on the pp

  230. joeybarrie says:


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

  231. Cool Ice Price says:

    Laffs beat the Broons YES

  232. JIMVINNY says:

    Patches!!! So close.  

  233. Keith says:

    Max Pac had him beat, but not the post!

  234. Cool Ice Price says:

    Who put that Damn post there?

  235. Wayne says:

    Cool, never noticed that. Medics are wired to sick bay. Neosporin STAT!

  236. Mattyleg says:

    The second PP line is a pile of useless.

    Keep getting tangled up with each other, don’t seem to know their roles.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  237. Rainrocket16 says:

    4-3 Leafs baby!!!!!

  238. Keith says:

    So the laffs are doing us a HUGE solid tonight! GO laffs! Hate to say it.

  239. JasonM says:

    nash is looing good

  240. Danno says:

    Thank you Leafs


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

  241. Keith says:

    Got caught napping Damnit!

  242. Da Hema says:

    The Sabres have outworked and outhustled the Habs since the beginning of the second period.

  243. olematelot says:

    They weren’t sitting back, Buffalo picked it up

  244. Cool Ice Price says:

    Never sit back on a 2 goal lead JM … NEVER

  245. Habsrule1 says:

    It’s so funny when fans think that coaches are responsible for the players sitting back on a lead.

    Go Habs Go!! “Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.” – Sam Pollock

  246. Mattyleg says:

    “Okay 2 goals should be enough. I want to see you not skating, turning over the puck, and not forechecking anymore.”

    What? That’s exactly what happened.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  247. habs001 says:

    gomez no offense 5 on 5 but another minus performance so far and we are in trouble in the zone everytime his line is on the ice

  248. Mattyleg says:

    Meh, I gave up. It wasn’t posting my comments anyway.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  249. notbigbird says:

    I wish the blog thingie would remember the settings. When I refresh comments, the live thing resets to default as well.

  250. Cool Ice Price says:

    Untill tonight

  251. habsfaninboston says:

    Sabres haven’t lost consecutive games in 2011.

  252. OneTimer says:

    Nice save Carey!

  253. Keith says:

     Too many goal posts.

  254. JIMVINNY says:

    I don’t understand how grabbing a guy like that and throwing him to ice isn’t a holding penalty.  If Myers has to use his arm like that, he doesn’t have position, and it should be a penalty.

  255. thebigguy says:

    Oooh.. 2-2 tie. Back to doom and gloom time. Can’t wait for a 3-2 situation. Then it’ll be either extra doom or additional cup planning,

  256. habstrinifan says:

    I gotta admit I too thought he was too injury prone. His improvement is amazing.

  257. Mattyleg says:



    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  258. Wayne says:

    Oh yeah, PRICE with time to do a card trick,.. amazing!

  259. Cool Ice Price says:

    Let’s put it away Habs

  260. Shiloh says:

    AK takes a high-sticking penalty – and the Buffalo guy has to serve it. Beauty!

  261. Rainrocket16 says:

    These Refs are pissing me off!!

  262. VancouverHab says:

    Ha ha! also…

  263. Mattyleg says:

    Ooh! Go Laffs!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  264. VancouverHab says:

    Ha ha!

  265. Wayne says:

    Had to DIDI from the PC for an hour but yeah, just checked in and De Mille would’ve been proud! Great to see you Mike.

  266. ooder says:

    leafs are completely useless!

    ok lets see the boys pop in a few more past little e


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  267. Bugs says:

    Say, that Poolio kid ain’t bad; I’m just now noticing that.

  268. habstrinifan says:

    Boone your new chat tool means this old dog gonna have to learn new tricks.

    Had hoped to keep my few remaining brain cells for the hereafter.

    But I’ll try.


  269. Cool Ice Price says:

    Hammer couldn’t clear his throat

  270. Bill H says:

    Go Leafs Go.  Oops.  Sorry.

  271. Habnofear says:

    Picard  ?????????????????

  272. Just A Guy says:

    Wiz and Picard out there for the goal. true that pleks was a little late getting back, but… not exactly a great pairing for the PK, not that you can put Subban and Hammer out there for 2 minutes straight. Weber Hammer and PK can’t afford to take penalties.

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

  273. Shiloh says:

    Let’s not get scored on in the last minute.

  274. Cool Ice Price says:

    The D blew Carey’s second straight shutout

  275. Da Hema says:

    Another positive is the new chat tool has added to the congestion on this site.

  276. JIMVINNY says:

    White wastes no time getting into a scrum.  It’s barely started, and he’s in there, getting & giving facewashes.

  277. Cool Ice Price says:

    Way to go Carey

  278. JIMVINNY says:

    Ignore Gomez getting cross-checked to the ice, and call that?  Come on.

  279. Cool Ice Price says:

    UMMMM … two late period calls for the Sabres!

  280. king ddd says:

    before hating me all, please think about this. habs are playing their best hockey w/o cammy. lol


    ** Buck Fruins **

  281. OneTimer says:

    It will be interesting when he comes back, I hope he has a BIG game in Calgary!!

  282. Da Hema says:

    I checked to confirm. Boone did write that. Bizarre.

  283. OneTimer says:

    I know Boone just said otherwise, but I think AK is having a terrible game…

  284. king ddd says:

    first big hit by the wizzz

    ** Buck Fruins **

  285. SeriousFan09 says:

    AK’s been good except for his shot and giving the Buffalo Sabres a 2-on-1, oh and having no O-zone instincts besides that big hit in the 1st…


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

  286. Habnofear says:

    Nice setup Andre K..???????

  287. OneTimer says:

    Kostitsyn = benched….what horrible decision-making!!

  288. OneTimer says:

    We don’t talk about him a lot, but I noticed Pyatt is having a good game

  289. Cool Ice Price says:

    20 & 45 were aweful on that goal. both went for the same player

  290. Kristopher7 says:

    Boone’s vid blog was EPIC!
    This site has the most interactivity I’ve ever seen on a sports fan site!

  291. Rainrocket16 says:

    Damn Bruins!!

  292. habsfaninboston says:

    Yup, now the same number of goals as Lats.

  293. icemachine says:

    Great work on the V-Blog Boone


    Its time to switch to whiskey, we’ve been drinkin’ beer all night

  294. Habsrule1 says:

    Been trying to tell ya that Bugs!

    Know what else is fun? Say it in the tune of Phil Collins hit, Soo Soo Soodio….Poo Poo Poolio.

    Just a thought.

    Go Habs Go!! “Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.” – Sam Pollock

  295. Cool Ice Price says:

    Laffs tie it at 3’s … I’m urging, as I say lets go Laffs

  296. Rainrocket16 says:

    Toronto!!!!! 3-3!

  297. JIMVINNY says:

    Enroth knocks more pucks out of play than any other goalie I’ve ever seen.

  298. Cool Ice Price says:

    Lets get er done boys

  299. habstrinifan says:

    I was thinking same! Beautiful Canadiens hockey. Some intricate passing and even the D were joining in a la th ebig 3 of Lapointe/Savard/Robinson.

    I am gonna give kudos to JM… he’s had them ready for this game…. everyone.


  300. HardHabits says:

    You know Ruff tore them a new one in the 1st intermission.

  301. samTHEman says:

    haven’t seen them skate that hard in the 1st since a bit. very aggressive

  302. Rudy says:

    Where did the game blog go??

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

  303. Rainrocket16 says:

    Sabres are so dirty!! They will fall hard tonight!!

  304. Mrs.Price31 says:

    nvm… -_-


    “So why call her bad? From her, Kings are born”

  305. JIMVINNY says:

    That was actually a good offside call.  Gio was straddling the line but had to lift his back foot so he wouldn’t go knee on knee with patches.

  306. Cool Ice Price says:


  307. habsfaninboston says:

    Pretty pass by DD.

  308. Rainrocket16 says:

    What a beauty goal that was!!!!! DD what a great setup!

  309. Danno says:

    The kids are alright!


    Glad to see Scribbadiddle is history.


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

  310. Keith says:

    What a SWEET pass by DD to Poulio! A thing of beauty!

  311. OneTimer says:

    DD, you’re too small, you’ll never make it in the nhl!

  312. olematelot says:

    DD gets better every game

  313. geo_habsgo says:

    Reubens is a great pre-game meal if you are into smoked meat. Baton Rouge is more expensive but great food. Now I want ribs grrr.

  314. JasonM says:

    This is true but for Baton Rouge be there for 4:30, the line-up is INSANE on game nights.

  315. ZepFan2 says:

    Just like a Murphy bed. lol

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

  316. notbigbird says:

    The game blog disappears between periods???

  317. JasonM says:

    Come early (park around 5:30ish), park somewhere close-by (not too close or else you’ll wait for 15 minutes to get OUT the parking lot) a place just north of st-catherine/de la montagne is fine… and to eat… what can be better than a place like Reubens on st-catherine? Great smoked meat!

  318. HardHabits says:

    By having a good farm system that can provide depth players the Habs are proving very resilient in view of having two players out long term with injury in Markov and Gorges, and another two still out with Gill and Cammy.

    The Habs have P.K. Subban who is a rookie, and so far all the call-ups Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais, Yannick Weber, Ryan White and even Andreas Engqvist have all looked good.

    I just would rather the Habs continue this process of developing players on the farm that more than just gel but rather excel when they get the call-up to the big team.

    This not only puts pressure on the veterans but should also light a spark to get better production all around.

    There’s no doubt that Cunneyworth is doing a great job in Hamilton.

    This is how a team is able to negotiate from a position of strength and attrack free agents to play in Montreal.

  319. Fansincebirth says:

    I’m taking my Dad to the Leafs game next Thursday, leaving from Ottawa.

    Question – what is the best time to head out, where to park and what to do before the game? Neither of us drink (anymore)

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  320. notbigbird says:

    From JT: `Putting Moen with Desharnais is like putting fins on a lion.`

  321. yukonhab says:

    Great energy tonight! Will be in the drivers seat in the NE tonight.

    Go Leafs Go!


    Support your local indian – Price 31

  322. Barts says:

    Hit Ye Olde Orchard Pub on De La Montagne for dinner. Mmmmmm….

  323. Cool Ice Price says:


  324. Barts says:

    I don’t agree with ‘JT’. Desharnais is small, and his game demands space to operate. Moen creates space.

  325. geo_habsgo says:



  326. Cool Ice Price says:


  327. Fansincebirth says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm, Montreal smoked meat :o)

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  328. VancouverHab says:

    Gee I hope the rumour (below) of Moen for a “tough guy” is wrong. Who needs a big, tough, team leader, standup, first-wave penalty-killer: lets’s trade him for a fighter…..

  329. Mrs.Price31 says:

    I don’t see the live blog thing. Is it just me?


    “So why call her bad? From her, Kings are born”

  330. showey47 says:

    Wicked play by DD to set up benny

  331. JIMVINNY says:

    What a BEAUTY!!!!!  Ruff is going to go apesh*t.

  332. JasonM says:

    Highlight reel?

  333. Mrs.Price31 says:

    Bruins 2, Leafs 2

    “So why call her bad? From her, Kings are born”

  334. habstrinifan says:

    Posted in error.. didnt realize you meant Toronto in Montreal.. thought you meant Ottaw ain Toronto.

  335. habstrinifan says:

    Good one!


  336. Da Hema says:

    Holy sh*t! Who’s that #58? A young Jacques Lemaire?

  337. Da Hema says:

    Just a smidgen.

  338. Cool Ice Price says:

    A tad bit

  339. olematelot says:

    DD was told to get a place, he’s here to stay

  340. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Double D is playing like he wants to stay in the bigs.

  341. Da Hema says:

    Even better.

  342. Cool Ice Price says:

    What would this team be like if Marky & Joshy were playing?

  343. habsfaninboston says:

    Geez AK, that kind of play is going to get you benched.

  344. Cool Ice Price says:


  345. Habnofear says:

    If the Laff’s beat the Booing tonight it’s because no one on Boston want’s to play good enough  to go to Toronto for Kaberle,lol

  346. OneTimer says:

    also: are Subban and Wis a pairing tonight? Even strength I mean

  347. Cool Ice Price says:


  348. VancouverHab says:

    Or game to game — we’d all love him to be a power forward for us : as MaxPac is rounding into….

  349. JIMVINNY says:

    Belarusian rubles, of course.  Meaning that a fifty is worth about 2 cents canadian (no joke).  No wonder he can’t even score in a whorehouse with a fistful of fifties.  They’re only worth 32 cents!!!!

  350. Mrs.Price31 says:

    2-1 for Leafs…

    “So why call her bad? From her, Kings are born”

  351. Cool Ice Price says:

    What currancy?

  352. HabFanSince72 says:

    Nash can play.

  353. JIMVINNY says:

    DD just beat perennial faceoff beast Gaustad on a contested draw.  nice.

  354. Keith says:

    That was beautiful to watch! Wish they’d of scored though.

  355. JasonM says:

    Wow, that call… stunk. But we got away with a couple.


    Classic Ruff pouting wins.

  356. Cool Ice Price says:

    We all knew that was coming

  357. HabFanSince72 says:

    Never a penalty.

  358. SeriousFan09 says:

    Andrei Kostitsyn seems to have forgotten how to shoot.


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

  359. larisalapointe says:

    Love the new commercial for Videotron. Describes Ruff exactly.  haha

  360. HabFanSince72 says:



  361. JIMVINNY says:

    I hate Lindy Ruff.  I hate that the refs pander to his whining even more.  get ready for the penalties against the habs.

  362. ooder says:

    there goes lindy.. and man oh man the habs are flying


    GWG = game winning gionta!


  363. VancouverHab says:

    Aw, c’mon: Gomez puts two in a row on a plate for AK and AK muffs both–badly.

  364. Da Hema says:

    Nothing alienates the public more than taking the time to post something and having some “moderator” censor or refuse to post what was submitted without any explanation. Hear that Boone?

  365. Cool Ice Price says:

    Cindy is startin

  366. HabFanSince72 says:

    – starting to

    + is a

  367. HabsFanMTL says:

    AK couldn’t score in a whorehouse with a fist full of fifties

  368. Keith says:

    Man, I can’t believe they let a few go.

  369. Cool Ice Price says:

    I likey the Refs tonight

  370. geo_habsgo says:

    So how come only two people are allowed to comment on this “live” chat? I don’t see any other fans comments. Oh well I’m not trying anymore I’ll just stick to the old way.

  371. Keith says:

    Oh, oh, Lindy’s starting to bitch.

  372. HabFanSince72 says:

    AK46 just can’t score.

  373. JasonM says:

    Should have been a call against us.


    Habs are playing GREAT.

  374. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


    But need to score more. Sabres’ defense blows!

  375. king ddd says:

    all right habs fan get read for calls against habs, cuz ruffy is  on the reffs atm

    ** Buck Fruins **

  376. Cool Ice Price says:

    Ok Cindy is losing it, Expect a Sabre PP very soon

  377. Habnofear says:

    Ruff’s gonna blow a blood vessel,heh heh heh

  378. Da Hema says:

    He didn’t look too good skating on that power play either….

  379. JIMVINNY says:

    woah.  That’s a Ruff call.

  380. VancouverHab says:

    Something wrong, eh? Life problems? Unhappy with his team?

    He should be a monster for us….

  381. Da Hema says:

    He plastered a Sabre five minutes earlier. I have never seen a player go from highs to lows literally within seconds as he does.

  382. Da Hema says:

    Yep. But the clock is near midnight with him….

  383. SeriousFan09 says:

    Since KOing Krejci, Pouliot has goals in 3 consecutive games.


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

  384. Sisterray says:

    Anyone see that P.K. interview from VS available online yet? Best thing I’ve ever seen Pierre McGuire do.

  385. Habnofear says:

    More info?

  386. HabsFanMTL says:

    ok apparently, we are trading moen for  a new jersey tuff guy, ronnie? or something of that nature

  387. Rainrocket16 says:

    Great Period!!

    S everal

    A ttempts

    B ut

    R arely

    E ver

    S ucceed

  388. Aybara says:

    Ohhhhh heree’s the blog

  389. Rugger says:

    Tonight, we are all Leaf fans!

  390. JasonM says:

    Robert, I laughed out loud hard.

  391. Da Hema says:

    Even if it were fine-tuned and humming like a top, it would still suck

  392. Josh says:

    Empty live game blog is empty.

  393. olematelot says:

    PK played 9:58 that period

  394. Danno says:

    Leafs 2, Bruins 1

    What happened to Scribble Live?


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

  395. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hopefully it was taken out behind the toolshed with a double-barrel.


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

  396. topher5468 says:

    made 9 attempts get get a comment posted on new blog, none went through, Oh well

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

  397. geo_habsgo says:

    It’s really frustrating especially when the same people keep getting through. Well it’s the first time they try this so I guess it would be wrong if we got offended lol. I will get off the soapbox now :p

  398. habsfaninboston says:

    It’s the Ruff factor.

  399. olematelot says:

    totally bogus call on Benny, the Sabre fell over him

  400. JIMVINNY says:

    Looked like Gaustad was trying to jump on Halpern.  I don’t think he actually was, but it looked funny.

  401. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Powah-play time 2!

  402. SeriousFan09 says:

    Gripers last season. At this point, he’s showing elements that Habs would never have gotten out of Perron. He’s going to outpace 2nd overall pick of 2007 James Van Riemsdyk in points soon.


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

  403. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Thanks bud.

  404. HabFanSince72 says:

    Good stream here FYI



  405. habs001 says:

    nice hit by ak46 but he has to start producing…he has too many long scoreless streaks that is why he cannot be trusted in the playoffs

  406. Wayne says:

    Well… I kinda was on that bus… Guffaw. Goes ta show, a little time and b@lls in Hamtown can do wonders.

  407. Da Hema says:

    Who claimed he was a bust?

  408. SeriousFan09 says:

    So ends the tale of Pacioretty being a draft bust.


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

  409. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Good save Carey. Keep it up.

  410. JasonM says:

    Those crisp cross ice passes is giving the Sabres a hard time.

  411. SeriousFan09 says:

    He almost was right in place for an open net chance, like I said about his HAM season, he just knows where to be.


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

  412. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Congrats to Pleks on his 300th point! WOO!

  413. Cool Ice Price says:

    Someone give Hammer a peice of plywood. Every puck is bouncing over his stick

  414. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Great start! Liking Nash so far.

  415. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Powah-Play time!

  416. Cool Ice Price says:

    Hammer! Get with the system!

  417. Wayne says:

    Ok, I’m on a Pleks bromance here but, doesn’t he epitomize work ethic?

  418. habsfaninboston says:


  419. JIMVINNY says:

    What a BEAST!!!!  He is perfecting that stuff play at the side of the net.

  420. JasonM says:

    Max Pac is a beast.

  421. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Patches has really upped his game!!  awesome to watch.

  422. Rainrocket16 says:

    Eat that you punk Sabres!!

  423. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  424. Cool Ice Price says:

    The boys have to shoot when they can & not pass

  425. HabsFanMTL says:

    anyone else think this takes a long time to refresh after posting ??

  426. JasonM says:

    Good job Gionta.

  427. Keith says:

    Bout freekin time you called it ref.

  428. Cool Ice Price says:

    Now Refs, don’t upset Cindy Ruff!

  429. HabsFanMTL says:

    nash looks like bambi on skates out there

  430. habsfaninboston says:

    Unrelated but Kessel finally scores against his former team.

  431. Cool Ice Price says:

    Maxie is MY HERO!

  432. LizardKing1967 says:



    Jim-out. I BELIEVE!

  433. Keith says:

    Max Pac is on FIRE!!!!!  An emerging power forward!

  434. OneTimer says:

    Pacioretty, what a freakin STAR!!

  435. Keith says:

    Great jump by the boys tonight!

  436. JasonM says:

    I like Nash’s passes.

  437. JIMVINNY says:

    This live chat is so stupid.  I’m fine with not commenting on it, but everytime you post in the regular comments, it resets any changes made to the settings of the chat.  Lame.

  438. Kilgore Trout says:

    I blame Subban

  439. Kilgore Trout says:


  440. Keith says:

    Yep. Fiber is your friend ))

  441. HabsFanMTL says:

    if u want easier live chat about the habs, go to facebook and type in go habs go

  442. Cool Ice Price says:

    Thanks … LOL

  443. Keith says:

    Rivet may as well just pack it in, 23 games scratch!? Crazy! I remember when Carbo scratched him, he went ballastic! It was the beginning of the end for him.

  444. Wayne says:

    You’ll be OK Ian, don’t panic :-)

  445. Cool Ice Price says:

    I agree SF09

  446. JIMVINNY says:

    “This may take several hours.”


    Now it makes sense.  All our comments will appear, just not for several hours. 

  447. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    You, sir, are one lucky guy! Well…enjoy haha!

  448. Ian Cobb says:

    I don’t get this new comment form!  Above

  449. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Monsieur, qu’est-ce que tu dis?

  450. HabsFanMTL says:

    hard to disagree with u Jason….moderating the live chat takes even longer to see your comment than actually typing in this thing here….bettter here!

  451. SeriousFan09 says:

    No sense of community on that thing. Comments section is where the fun is.


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

  452. Cool Ice Price says:

    I’m so lucky to have Bell Express Vu. I can watch my Habs in HD on RDS on my 55″ LCD TV …. It’s bigger than life …LOL …

  453. Cool Ice Price says:

    I hope the Laffs can do us one huge favour tonight & BEAT THE BROONS!

  454. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    lmao, headbanger33 who was banned from here is getting his posts thru on the new blog, yet long time posters who aren’t banned can’t get a comment thru.  gotta love new technology.

  455. ths says:

    My bad hes on 4th line

  456. JIMVINNY says:

    High-fiber diet?

  457. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Anyone have a decent link to the game? The ones on Atdhe aren’t working :(


  458. JasonM says:


    Gästebuch können auch Gäste ohne Anmeldung schreiben. Beiträge werden von einem Moderator freigeschaltet. Das kann einige Stunden dauern!

  459. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I’ll join ya buddy 

  460. SeriousFan09 says:

    Okay, Regular Blog it is.


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

  461. Keith says:

    I think I’ll stay on the regular blog. Kind of a regular guy anyway.

  462. king ddd says:

    if thats the case, burkie is getting schooled on that trade

    ** Buck Fruins **

  463. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    My comment went through! WOO!

  464. Cool Ice Price says:

    Only HIO’s fav. members will be able to post I quess. Oh well…

  465. ths says:

    Rumour is Kaberle and first round pick they got the other day for Marc Savard. Will play on third line with Kessel next season

  466. rUmX says:

    Anyone got a live stream for this game?

  467. JIMVINNY says:

    Not happy about White being removed from the third line.  Darche has been great, but doesn’t do the same thing White does.  That being said, if he works out, I’ll be fine with it.

  468. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Well none of my messages are going through – so I am going to turn viewers’ comments off and just post here. Hehe

  469. JasonM says:

    Not a fan of the new comment section. I clearly see moderation and at this point I’m unsure if it’s for us or for Boone. Nonetheless, I’ll post here instead….

    I’d like to see the Montreal Canadians come out strong. They tend to need a few minutes to start playing and sometimes they pay dearly for that and set them behind. Buffalo is a hard working team, that have been doing very well as of late (7-2-1) and are just 4 points out of the playoffs with a couple of games at hand. This ain’t no gimmie.

    What do you guys think? I think this game will end 3-2 with a couple from Gionta.

  470. JIMVINNY says:

    Even my witty stuff isn’t getting through.  Apparently voicing displeasure about the new system is enough to get banned from it.


    Or maybe I’m just not that witty.

  471. king ddd says:

    but our D is fragile today

     ** Buck Fruins **

  472. C_Hand says:

    What content do you want? It will just be commentating on the game we are already watching. I think Habs fans should be able to communicate with each other in this chat, they don’t realize how popular that can be.

    If it is handled properly!

  473. ths says:

    If this is the way Live CHat is going me and Mario will have to review our association with it.

    Seriously just let boone post there so we can see without refreshing and let us other chumps comment in the usual section.

  474. Keith says:

    No Millertime tonight means we have a better than average chance of beating Buffalo, except for the fact that they got smoked by the rough and tough Isles on the weekend so Lindy Ruff will have them ready and you know as soon as the ref starts calling penalties against  his team he’ll start to bitching and things will go against the Habs.

  475. gwebster says:

    i think more messages should be blocked.  i want CONTENT, not useless questions and nonsense like most of the comments on here.

  476. Castor says:

    Go to the settings wheel and turn off Viewer Comments. You’ll see only Boone’s

  477. _Habsoloutly_ says:


  478. captaink4life says:

    I blame Subban


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  479. captaink4life says:

    The people have spoken. DOWN WITH THE LIVE CHAT!


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  480. JVF says:

    Boone’s comments and bons mots, of course…

  481. JVF says:

    The new formula is no good. I want Boone’s comments, not everyone else’s, edited or not…

  482. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Not a fan of the new “system”  I blame Boone and JM.

  483. C_Hand says:

    Yes! One comment got through! I don’t understand why they let us post whatever we want here in the comment section but not in the chat. Too crowded I guess? Maybe put a restriction on the amount of people or MINIMAL moderating, not blocking almost every message.

  484. HabLion says:

    You can click on the gear box and turn off viewer comments.  You just get Boone then.

  485. ths says:

    NO way White should be out of the lineup. He is one of the few (2 ) WHO CAN ACTUALLY MIX IT UP A BIT

  486. Cool Ice Price says:

    Welcome back!

  487. Cool Ice Price says:


  488. J.T. says:

    Wow…the Sabres might not suck, but this live chat thing does.  Horrible!


  489. JasonM says:

    Kudos to Randy Cunneyworth for coaching the prospects of the Habs. This has been a hell of a season for our defensive corps and the kids who have come up have gone by far and beyond my expectations. With 3 of our TOP 4 D-men out tonight, the kids are once again doing their jobs.

  490. Cool Ice Price says:

    I guess Boone is experimenting with something new.

    I did that once when I was 15, it didn’t work out too well

  491. Just A Guy says:

    Wow I can appreciate Tony Marinaro enough, we make fun of his “very well! very well..” at work and of course the traditional “do we have our guy?” but I just wanted to slap him silly after watching his Miseo-au-jeux commercial… Game on!

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

  492. Wayne says:

    Good God, Pleks,… so focused, so “in the zone”.

  493. JIMVINNY says:

    How that isn’t a penalty is beyond me.  From behind, takes Hamr’s leg out.  What gives?

  494. SeriousFan09 says:

    You’re posting there right now HH 😉


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

  495. HardHabits says:

    How can you turn off Boone’s comments and turn on the stuff that doesn’t get past the mods?

  496. patience is a virtue says:

    agreed.  perhaps if they tightened up/shrunk the fonts?

  497. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    just think how many names Tony and NewfieDawg will create!!

  498. HardHabits says:

    Hahaha. How douchey. Refreshing the page logs you out.

    And you can be logged in under mutliple names using different tabs. Thankfully it’s being moderated or else Sheldon and Capitalist Pig would be having a field day.

  499. SeriousFan09 says:

    Well they just can’t put up the comments from the riff raff.


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

  500. JIMVINNY says:

    LOL.  At least your “hi” got through.  I’m 0-for.

  501. JasonM says:

    I think I got 1 out of 6 through.

  502. HardHabits says:

    That live chat thing is lame. none of my comments are getting posted

  503. HardHabits says:

    Riff Raff’s initials are RR not HH. 😉

  504. darcy1 says:

    you’ve got mail


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

  505. GrimJim says:

    I have an extra ticket for the Heritage Classic. Sec H, row 13, that I’m willing to sell. If you are interested, email me through HIO.

  506. Big Ted says:

    Not a huge fan of the new feed. It’s harder to follow and scroll through. I like to come here for Boone’s commentary and get the info in a nice compact format, which has been lost somewhat with the new style.

  507. king ddd says:

    im totally with you buddy, but kudos for the HIO team for trying something new.

    ** Buck Fruins **

  508. HardHabits says:

    Some things are better left never attempted.

  509. king ddd says:

    wtf all my comments doesnt show, apprenlty its being moderated. what is this nonsense. what is there to censor about. hell even wwe is getting rid of PG with return of the rock

    ** Buck Fruins **

  510. C_Hand says:

    For the blog, I recommend doing something similar to

    It is aggravating to have to wait for your comment to be posted, if anything hire one or two people to moderate the chat just like

  511. Kilgore Trout says:

    does this mean no mobile live blog?

  512. JIMVINNY says:

    This “selective moderating” of the live blog kills any chance of humurous banter.  Oh well.

  513. JasonM says:

    What… what? What do you mean? Someone is clicking the “allow” button?


    That’s…. a huge step back.

  514. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    It’s those stubby fingers of yours.

  515. punkster says:

    Good ole RM. Always with the satire.


  516. Will Longlade says:

    That’s a pretty pessimistic spin. Especially since the Habs have some teams between them and ninth place. I see a better chance of the Habs moving up or holding their position in the standings than faltering. Heart can overcome adversity.      

  517. Mark C says:

    Don’t be such a Debbie Downer, the latest odds have Montreal at a 94.1% chance to make the playoffs.

  518. forskis says:

    Well, the Hurricanes are already in a spot (finally) and Buffalo is making a heck of a push for it and they have plenty of games in hand on everyone ahead of them…Pitts has enough of a cushion, so that leaves Mtl, Wsh, NYR as those threatened but with a smaller cushion…However, I do not think Carolina will get past the Habs, there is some cushion there….

    Imagine Buffalo supplanting the Caps?  The NHL would freak out and the Ovie-bashing would reach new heights…

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  519. RetroMikey says:

    I’ve always said, watch out for the last stretch of the season for Hurricanes and Buffalo to move past us up the standings in the Eastern Conference.

    We are not guaranteed a playoff spot and we just might finish in 9th place.

    There’s a new Maple Leafs men cologne out in the market here in Southern Ontario….. a Leafs fan wears it and the other guy scores.

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  520. Mark C says:

    Yeah, well, you know, that’s just like, uh, your opinion, man.

  521. Mike Boone says:

    Hey! Easy on hippies or a former hippie will make your posts disappear.

  522. Rugger says:

    Nothing wrong with Hippies, just everyone else.

  523. Mark C says:

    Just don’t get the negativity. The Habs have a better chance to finish 2nd OR 3rd than 9th. Isn’t life more enjoyable when you think positively? Great, now I sounds like some hippie loser.

  524. Rugger says:

    Agreed, even if the Habs only go 13-12 in the last 25, Buff would need to go 18-10 just to tie.

  525. Nicolas St-Henri says:

    Nicolas St-Henri relives, although I moved to Pointe St-Charles. I feel good about the Habs these days, hoping Desharnais pushes Gomez to become more competitive and productive. Could we possibly have 3 scoring lines with Cammy’s return? Am I too naive?

  526. Max_a_million says:

    I don’t see much difference yet

  527. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    wow this is a lot easier to post!

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  528. habsfan0 says:

    “Caheck back later for the amusing spectacle of a live game blogger trying to learn something new.”

    Obviously,spellcheck is not included in this new

  529. Mike Boone says:

    Believe it or not, I’m a great speller. But I can’t type for crap.

  530. Mr.Hazard says:

    It wasn’t in the old format either!

    It happens to the best of us, eh Boone!

  531. Propwash says:

    Uh oh. New format? HIO go byebye tonight I betcha.

  532. C3P1 says:

    I guess we get lucky that ruff would rather have miller face the leafs?  thats a slap in the face haha

  533. sidhu says:

    Defenceman Brendon Nash has been called up and Jaroslav Spacek is doubtful for Tuesday night’s game. -TSN

    I am happy to see Nash play, as he’s had a solid season in Hamilton so far.  On a negative note, I wonder what this says, if anything, about Mathieu Carle.

  534. sidhu says:

    Hopefully Price and the Habs will eat a lot of Powersauce before the game.   They should only eat food in bar form. When you concentrate food, you unleash its awesome power!

  535. Cool Ice Price says:

    Does anyone else hear that bloody clicking noise?

  536. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Click on the gear and on the options you’ll find “sounds”.

    Click on that and choose mute.

  537. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


    OO! Guess what! C’est Pierre McGuire!

  538. Wayne says:

    This is for Bugs,.. ’cause he’s sooooo, what’s that word? cerebral –


    Cheers dude…

  539. Da Hema says:

    Boone/Stubbs: You have every right to moderate HIO. But I will not use the “new tool” since it is one thing to moderate by expunging inappropriate posts, and another to censor posts before they are even posted. The latter smacks of TSN and its censors who prevent negative comments about its own site. If you want the posters to use your sites, you have to accept supportive and critical posts. I’ll just say for now if your intention is to move to this format, I will leave HIO.

  540. larisalapointe says:

    Re the new format on HIO:  I bought my 84 year old mother a new toaster because hers barely worked. She made me take the new one back.

  541. Cool Ice Price says:


  542. JasonM says:

    I find it HILARIOUS the Headbangers posts are not being moderated.

  543. king ddd says:

    question for my fellow HIO posters. if you were the  bulldogs coach would you be pissed? lol


    ** Buck Fruins **

  544. JIMVINNY says:

    I’d be mildly upset that all my best players were taken away, but I’d be really proud of what I’d accomplished with them.

  545. doogmac says:

    someone needs to watch a little more mtv

  546. topher5468 says:

    I hear ya, very frustrating. I thought Headbanger33 was banned,  guess not. 

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

  547. Danno says:

    @Boston Toronto TIED @ 2-2 :(


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

  548. Rainrocket16 says:

    Bruins Damn! 2-2

  549. notbigbird says:

    Weird video by Boone, but it’s good to try.

  550. Mattyleg says:

    Don’t think we sat back, just that the Sabres woke up.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  551. Habsrule1 says:

    I know it’s a work in progress but I’ve added about 10 awesome comments on the chat and I think 2 made it through. Boone’s just talking to himself.

    Go Habs Go!! “Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.” – Sam Pollock

  552. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again,  Price is a STUD!!

  553. SeriousFan09 says:

    Gill and Spacek can’t get back fast enough.


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

  554. olematelot says:

    Price got them a point

  555. larisalapointe says:

    Pk should be part of the shootout

  556. thebigguy says:

    Maybe Boone shut down early to write his quick hits?

  557. Cool Ice Price says:

    A blown two goal lead, sickening

  558. joeybarrie says:

    WHAT THE HELL WAS GOMEZ DOING SHOOTING SO EARLY. He should be right after Price……..

    WHAT A LET DOWN;……..

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

  559. Keith says:

    F**K!! I hate shootouts! May as well flip a F***ing coin!

  560. larisalapointe says:

    No matter what Price does, Shiloh complains. Ah, regular HIO stuff.

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