Rivalry?

Pretty one-sided.

Canadiens could have, should have, would have had five.

And how about Carey Price, huh?

802 Comments

  1. Number31 says:

    Yes, he’s so unhappy he just bought an 800k house in Candiac. Humbug.

  2. AH says:

    Pat Burns: I love how the majority of the clips on him show him giving it to somebody; boy I sure would love to see some of that fire behind our present bench!

     RIP Mr. Burns.

     GO HABS GO!!

  3. yathehabsrule says:

    Bill Watters should not even be on the air!

    That blowhard is a waste of space on 640 and Rogers Sportsnet.

    The fact that Eklund buys into it is a total joke.

    ___________________________________________

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

  4. SeriousFan09 says:

    More like a septic tank that hasn’t been purged in 10 years, proper plumbing carries away sewage.

     

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

  5. Bill says:

    Usually Ilm just set on ‘stunned’ :)

  6. Keith says:

    AGREED! That’s why the show has been going down the toilet for years now.

  7. Harani says:

    Eklund says: Also rumors yesterday from Bill Watters that Carey Price is not happy in Montreal… I had heard this last year, but I was told this year Price was happier…looking into it.

    WTF Eklund? Seriously, he’s such a douche! It’s infuriating! I’m gonna lose my mind with this guy!

    Who the hell is Bill Watters you ask? He’s apparently a media personality and ex-Assistant GM of the Laffs. 

    “It must be love!”

  8. saskhabfan says:

    Didn’t you agree to leave HIO if price won the majority of his first 20 games XTRAHABSFAN?

     

     

     

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

  9. SeriousFan09 says:

    Too busy throwing darts at his trade board.

    Drew Doughty to MIN for Burns and Theodore, you heard it here first. (E4)

     

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

  10. Mike Boone says:

    From Bill Watters radio show in Toronto yesterday. Hickey was on and shot the theory down immediately. Guess Eklund didn’t hear that part.

  11. HabFab says:

    You guys don’t recognize Xtra in his new persona?

  12. andrewberkshire says:

    Sometimes he decides to become a real journalist on air, but mostly he’s a toe the line guy.

  13. Jbird says:

    So I can’t post benign reports that you can download XM radio for free for 14 days.  Well  . . . .that is weird. To the HIO Mods: I’m the MF JBird – not some snake oil salesman. No need to delete.  :-)

  14. Mike Boone says:

    He runs HNIC. He and Cherry are the most unfireable employees at the CBC. F-ing pathetic.

  15. SeriousFan09 says:

    Ron can be very good sometimes when he’s removed from babysitting Don, it’s like the old crank’s suits exude something that inhibit cognitive functions. I remember a while ago, he got into with the Hotstove people over the whole Phoenix thing and knocked them around on how stupid the whole thing was while they were defending Bettman.

     

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

  16. PrimeTime says:

    Ron McLean on his high-horse again. He sometimes thinks he is a “caretaker” of the the values of the NHL. He is such a pompous ass when that part of him surfaces. Go do the Weather, Ron and bitch out Mom Nature.

  17. punkster says:

    The monkey would NOT have to be drunk, but it would help.

  18. Keith says:

    Yeah, he didn’t sound very credible at all. Feels he did nothing wrong.

  19. andrewberkshire says:

    I don’t like MacLean, but it sounded to me like he wasn’t defending Campbell at all. First person on TV I’ve seen say he was wrong.

  20. Wayne says:

    You got me by a week, I better watch my step ;P Enjoy the game Bill.

  21. punkster says:

    Eklund reports Price not happy in Montreal. Guess that means he loves it here.

  22. andrewberkshire says:

    Gotta love Colin Campbell’s excuse for attempting to interfere in his son’s games and plotting against Dean Warren: I didn’t know people would find out. Well then. If I ever commit a crime I’m definitely using that as my excuse in court, I expect every NHL executive and every NHL analyst from TSN and Sportsnet so testify to my 100% integrity in my entire life.

  23. Exit716 says:

    Vomit alert. MacLean defending Campbell. What a goof. Why are Canadian taxpayers funding this shill?

     

  24. sidhu says:

    Campbell sounds like a complete idiot on HNIC, his impartiality is totally in question – he should step down.

  25. Wayne says:
    What a league!:

    Mike McKenna starts
    in nets for the Devils tonight in St. Louis, where his father is the
    official scorer. The NHL  says the father can’t work the game. And as
    for Colin Campbell …

     

    Funny stuff… and if the name were Sutter, the light would never go on, hat trick or no hat trick! He’d hold a sign against the glass saying, “Pack Your Bags”.

  26. punkster says:

    PLACE HOLDER.

    We’ll be back later tonight to check on your astute prediction.

  27. sholi2000.com says:

    Yeah and I dressed Byzgalov over Pavelec.  How on earth can any9one predict that shutout W

    Can’t lose to these bums two games in a row, at best they are an AHL team with one or two NHL players.

    They Call Me Shane

  28. Wayne says:

    As a fan, I’m not pleased with Gomez’s play. Saying the solution is to get a net crasher and garbage collector is pissing in the wind. He’s been through enough combinations of centres and wingers on this team and hasn’t produced to (salary) expectations. Good players find the right adjustment and means to produce with a variety of linemates. My concern is that at this stage of his career, he’s not willing to to the dirty work required to make things happen for him on the ice anymore. From my POV, it even looks like he’s above the “grinding” it sometimes takes to make the play. I like the “float like a butterfly” but where’s the sting?

  29. punkster says:

    Milbury. What an ass. Is he actually lauding the Habs these days? Credibility zero.

  30. Keith says:

    I sure hope these guys put on a great game for Pat Burns tonight. I hoist a libation to his memory. Cheers to you Pat!

  31. punkster says:

    Attention All! Bill has his Troll Alert Meter set on stun.

    ;)

  32. SeriousFan09 says:

    Capitals high-flying offence was stymied again by ATL last night and their defence was left looking comical (and backup G Holtby was yanked after 3G in the 1st) they’re either looking for vengeance or they’re going to roll over.

     

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

  33. Ayan_SB says:

    With a win and a Philly loss tonight, the Habs will be 2nd in the East. The Flyer are in tough as they play the Washington Capitals.

  34. yathehabsrule says:

    His Birthday too.

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

  35. 24 Cups says:

    No problem, bro.  Summit 2011 beer count:

    Steve 1    Chuck 0.

    To be continued.

     

  36. scrowe21 says:

    Wow..What a game for Max.

  37. Kilgore Trout says:

    Just got in from seeing the Bulldogs go down 4-3 to the Marlies, where Max Pac had a hat trick and a shootout goal.

  38. solomio says:

    Better get ready RJB. The Habs are the Leaf’s bitches

  39. 24 Cups says:
    “Martin F.: Could miss two weeks. Canadiens are in New Jersey Dec. 2.”
    Hedberg is a quality back-up although he’s had a rough start this year.  Maybe adversity is what the Devils need to kick-start their season.  Dec 3rd is a great time for them to start turning it around.
  40. Bill says:

    HIO member for 3 days 20 hours … ridiculous Price-bashing … nothing against legit newbies, but I’m calling troll on this guy. Do Not Feed.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  41. Big Ted says:

    I like the job most of the RDS guys do, it’s a lot better than what CBC offers. But while I agree with the fact that Darche has been doing well enough to earn his stay in the line-up, it’s hard to figure out who else shoudl sit. Boone’s right on when he talks about why the other guys like Pyatt and Moen shouldn’t sit. The only other guy who JM could choose to take out would be Lapierre and that would have provoked as much outrage from the French media. The problem is that certain people here don’t want the best players in the line-up, they just want the best French-Quebecers in the line-up. I’m all for having great French Quebecers play on our team but let’s not pump up MAB like he’s a savior. I’d much rather have Weber on this team and I think it’s worth a shot trying to get him in the line-up against a team like the Leafs.

  42. Bill says:

    I think Bettman’s plan is for the Canadian teams to be the bottom feeders.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  43. yukonhab says:

    H2o – Cant help but agree .

     

    However htey have 76 other chances to win otherwise.

     

    Just not on our shift!

     

    - Price 31

  44. shootdapuck says:

    Copyright issues maybe??

     

    “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″

  45. RJB says:

    Off to the local watering hole here in the capital city to enjoy the game. I always get nervous before Habs leafs tilts, probably because half of my buddies are leafs fans. It will be a long night of chirping if we dont win! Go Habs go!!

    “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

  46. NoTinFoilCups says:

    Not much hope of moving franchises north with Bettman calling the shots. He makes the excuse that if teams ice a competitive product they will draw bigger crowds. Well there will always be 7 of the 15 teams in each conference not making the playoffs therefore the argument is pretty lame.

  47. saskhabfan says:

    Hypocrite-one who acts in contradiction to their own said “statements”,feelings or beliefs. I.E. says they are going to do something like disappear from HIO if a certain goalie wins the majority of their first 20 starts. Then comes back under another user name. An obvious sign of weak character.

     

     

     

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

  48. andrewberkshire says:

    If you folks aren’t aware, nike training’s youtube channel has uploaded a bunch of short videos with PK Subban.

  49. showey47 says:

    I agree, no playoffs for the leafs. Somewhere between 9th and 11th works for me.

  50. Exit716 says:

    You’re correct about Kansas City being the next location for a team. Bettman is in Anschutz’s back pocket and they own the rink in KC. Coincidentally, all the European games seem to be played at AEG owned facilities as well.

     

  51. Chuck says:

    Oops! Didn’t mean to step on your toes, Steve. I should refresh the page before typing out a reply.  :)

     

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  52. Chuck says:

    Screw the playoffs! Ninth in the conference will be fine by me.

     

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  53. 24 Cups says:

    9th in the East is fine by me as it’s a win-win situation for the Habs.

  54. 24 Cups says:

    Shout-out to the Islanders, Panthers and Thrashers.  The Manitoba Moose had 14000 fans out for their AHL game last night.

    Shout-out to PM Harper.  If you’re going to suck up to Quebec City, please make sure you have some coin left over to expand Winnipeg’s arena.  Not to mention there’s enough Blackberry stock to probably start up a new Canadian divison in the NHL.  Even so, my money is still on Kansas City should any NHL team need to move.  Sad, but true.

    Tonight’s game should come down to a battle of special teams.  If the Habs hold the edge, then Price will look after the rest.

  55. HardHabits says:

    Peter, I would normally agree if it wasn’t for the Kessel offer sheet that Burke made. We don’t want them handing another lottery draft pick over to the Bruins. Begrudgingly and I’ll only say it this year, the best place for the Leafs is in the playoffs. Where they hopefully would get demolished.

  56. yukonhab says:

    Hey Ian!

    Any Leafs loss is a good loss!

     

     

    - Price 31

  57. Ian Cobb says:

    Hi Peter, Should be a great tilt for sure.

  58. Ian Cobb says:

    Sorry, maybe it all went over my head. i’LL READ IT AGAIN.

  59. yukonhab says:

    Looking forward to tonights tilt.

    Price will the difference.

     

    5-2 Habs

     

     

    – Price 31

  60. HardHabits says:

    Ian. Maybe lighten up a little and enjoy the humour. It’s all in good natured fun.

    He’s a set-up man alright, for this type of satire.

  61. Ian Cobb says:

    Hard Habits,   Dave, he is well paid for sure, but you are missing out on the why my friend. What he brings to the table, you will never find in Toronto. More than what you can see right now. wait until the play offs.

    I just dislike all the cheap shots at our
    players, by our own fans. Come on you guys, Gomez is a special talent,
    in his twilight years yes, but he has a job to do and he does it. Team
    sport remember!!. He is a team player, that’s not going to fill the
    net, fine.

    He carries the puck deep with speed, he plays
    against the better lines in the league, and helps by keeping them off
    the score sheet. His game is to set up plays and puck position. So what
    if we win by one goal by the 4th line, as long as we keep playing the
    way we are. Has anyone checked out how far we have come with this group
    from the floating Kovalev years lately. Give our guys a break, will ya.
    We have a great hockey club again in Mtl. You have not seen this good
    of a product on the ice here in over 25 years

    I want to hear from
    you people that jump on our guys come play off time. Enjoy the process
    of getting to the cup, or you miss 75% of the fun. Next month you will
    be all over someone else, how do some of you people even get along with
    your own household.???

  62. Danno says:

    Stay thirsty my Habs

     

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

  63. AH says:

    HH, good one! LOL!

  64. yathehabsrule says:

    Here’s hoping that “the most Expensive Hab in the World” steps it up tonight, in tribute to his late former coach.
    ___________________________________________

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

  65. AH says:

    I was thinking the same thing for G&G, that would be a nice tribute to Mr. Burns.

  66. smiler2729 says:

    Thanks, forgot Gill and Muller… all on the Habs’ side. Emotion will bury the Laffs.

  67. HardHabits says:

    - Referees often question him, just because they can’t believe he’s making all that coin.
    - If he were to mail it in, he would still get paid.
    - He once landed a punched an opponent. That’s right, you heard me.
    - His hands feel like rich, brown stone.
    - He owns 4 sports cars, and rents them to Habs who make the league minimum.
    - He speaks fluent French, in Alaskan.
    - Even his enemy’s list him as a friend when he plays.
    - His business card simply says “Just mail me the check”
    - He’s a set-up man… Not a goal scorer, but he’s doesn’t really get assists, so don’t get your hopes up.

    “I don’t always score points, but when I do, I prefer to call them flukey.”
    “Stay pointless, my friends.”

    He’s the most Expensive Hab in the World

  68. j2c says:

    Maybe someone from the montreal media can finally put this darn rumour to rest, by just asking Carey outright or something.

  69. yathehabsrule says:

    Gill, G & G and Kirk Muller

     

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

  70. smiler2729 says:

    How many of these current guys were coached by Burns?

    Gomez & Gionta on MTL, none on TOR, expect an onslaught by two ex-Devils for Burnsie.

  71. yathehabsrule says:

    According to James Mirtle via Twitter, the funeral for Pat Burns will be Monday at 2:30 at Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde in Montreal.

    The family has asked that donations be made to:

    Maison Aube-Lumiere , 220 Rue Kennedy Nord, Sherbrooke, QC  J1E 2E7

    The Bulldogs and Marlies also had a moment of silence in Burns honor this afternoon.

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

  72. Wops says:

    ULaval makes it to the Vanier! What a game

  73. habs-hampton says:

    Watters always was an idiot. Eklund is reduced to using him as a source??  I don’t know which one is worse!

  74. AH says:

    No French Canadian goalie against us tonight, right on; we have a chance!! ha!

  75. Keith says:

    I’m ready to chuck the remote against the wall! WAKETHE F*&KUP HABS!!!!!!

  76. hablifting says:

    Meh.  I and plenty of others are perfectly happy with Cole announcing games.  You are welcome to turn the volume down.

  77. HFX-HabFan says:

    Bruins down 2-0 early against LA.

  78. Shiloh says:

    Can’t keep what up? He’s been solid – but no game-savers. The Loafs haven’t really had a great shot on net.

  79. hablifting says:

    http://www.cbc.ca if in Canada

    atdhe.net if not

  80. Wayne says:

    Saving their asses. Luck tends to run out over time.

  81. Propwash says:

    Nice tribute to Pat Burns.

    Too bad some morons have to yell B.S during the moment of silence.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  82. Matt_in_TO says:

    That had to be a dumb leaf fan who yelled out

     

    - In Price We Trust

  83. HFX-HabFan says:

    Definitely brought tears to my eyes.  Wonderful stuff.

  84. Keith says:

    Excellent montage, I had a few tears in my beer ))

  85. SeriousFan09 says:

    Now let’s keep this tribute going with a good hockey game boys.

     

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

  86. topher5468 says:

    I loathe Komiserek, I removed his name from the Jersey i bought 3 years ago

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

  87. Keith says:

    Oh God, Knob Hole doing the call. BLECH!

  88. Timo says:

    Very simple yet classy as usual. RIP Pat Burns.

     

    Now, what the hell with the HIO servers? Takes forever to refresh? You’d think that with all this traffic HIO generates they’d be able to afford some additional server capacity.

  89. Timo says:

    Has Gomez completed a single pass this year?

  90. J.J. of Turku says:

    I’m impressed. You guys really know how to make a tribute to someone. 

    All we do here is stand quiet for a minute…

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  91. Timo says:

    Ok… I think they should throw everything on The Monster tonight… rebounds are crazy.

  92. Keith says:

    Good pace so far!

  93. Shiloh says:

    Super pass by AK46 to spring Pleks – they play so well together.

  94. Dru says:

    Who is the crowd taunting? (Or what are they chanting?)

  95. Timo says:

    The only jersey you can safely keep is that of MAB.

  96. HFX-HabFan says:

    Some clown in a Domi jersey down by the glass in the Laughs’ end.

  97. Propwash says:

    Well, we made it to 30 seconds before some dip**** ruined it.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  98. PrimeTime says:

    way to show your “class”

  99. Timo says:

    Too many laffs douche bag fans in the stands.

  100. Keith says:

    Good for PK! Pound that laff punk!

     

  101. Propwash says:

    Chanting “Leafs Suck”

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  102. hablifting says:

    Hasn’t missed passing his paycheck to the teller once this season.

    On that note, I really can’t blame Gomez for anything.  He wasn’t the one that offered that moronic salary, nor was he the one who made that equally moronic trade.

  103. J.J. of Turku says:

    Did you turn #8 horizontal to symbolize infinite?

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  104. Keith says:

    Pk is very dangerous! He’ll get one tonight.

  105. PrimeTime says:

    Why do we ned to listen to Knob Cole every Leaf – Hab game??!!??

  106. habstrinifan says:

    Geez I hate Leafs-Habs game. I need a resucitator at hand. Come on Boone… Blog a habs goal. Make one up if you have to. I need to breathe.

  107. PrimeTime says:

    clueless post

  108. hablifting says:

    On that same note…why whine about it every time?

  109. Timo says:

    Argh… for the love of everything sacred. This is the leafs… get the freaking puck out of your own zone!

  110. hablifting says:

    Yup.  Clueless.

  111. Keith says:

    Why do we play like a bunch of bums against this team? It really pisses me off!!!

  112. topher5468 says:

    Boys were gassed, poor play by AK46. How did that puck no go in about 3 minutes ago

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

  113. Wayne says:

    Price can’t keep this up all night… support guys ‘cmon already.

  114. PrimeTime says:

    on the same note, because he sucks and there is better talent available 

  115. andrewberkshire says:

    Wake up guys…..

  116. Timo says:

    Oh man, it would have sucked if Komisarek’d scored here. Phew!

  117. nickster13 says:

    please does anyone have a link to the game!!

  118. Hockey Socks says:

    Hamrlik’s playing like he’s 25 tonight.

  119. TOEmastro says:

    the mad hatter has it spot on :)

  120. Shiloh says:

    Careful, JV – I said something like that last game and SeriousFan wanted me executed for negativity.

  121. habsfaninboston says:

    YeaH baby!  Take that!

  122. coachdoug says:

    Halpern ends the drought!!! Finally….

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

  123. Shiloh says:

    Justice – the refs make a brutal call and it backfires on them. Halpern!!!!!

  124. Keith says:

    YES!!! SHORTY!!!!WWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!HAAAAAAA!!!HAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! laffs!!!!!

  125. Johnny_D says:

    Baby!!! Sweet justice…

  126. TOEmastro says:

    lol… had my mom drop the F- bomb in regards to the goal despite the piss-poor call on Max.. spit my beer a little

  127. punkster says:

    Halpern showing no respect.

  128. RGM says:

    The Leafs really are awful – how many of those passes were bobbled on that sequence?

    Go Habs Go!

  129. SeriousFan09 says:

    Lovely little turnaround, Habs need to play SH more often!

     

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

  130. Timo says:

    Fans are showing no respect.

  131. Keith says:

    Leafs Suck!!! I love it!

  132. Matt_in_TO says:

    Who doesn’t love that “leafs suck” chant!

     

    - In Price We Trust

  133. Propwash says:

    My co-worker and I do agree, the Leafs play hard, but just can’t get it done.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  134. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Oy Vay !!! …what a Mensch !

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  135. J.J. of Turku says:

    Gustavsson… Sjöström… Hahhaa!

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  136. Hockey Socks says:

    Did anyone just see how PK disrespected Sjostrom?

  137. Matt_in_TO says:

    LOL!  Damn right!

     

    -In Price We Trust

  138. Aerobiz says:

    That’s not what she said.

     

  139. SUMO says:

    Hahaha leafs suck chant

  140. Chuck says:

    The “Sixty-seven!” chant sounds better on TV.  :)

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  141. Bill says:

    Ha, Cherry’ll be all over him next week.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  142. olematelot says:

    scandelous

  143. SeriousFan09 says:

    I could really, really picture Carey doing a Ken Dryden pose in a game he plays this season.

     

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

  144. RGM says:

    Why does the Mother Of the Bride have to go after PK?

    Go Habs Go!

  145. J.J. of Turku says:

    Hope the crowd chants something disrespective to Richads next time…

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  146. Exit716 says:

    It’s never a bad idea to disrespect a Swede!

     

  147. Matt_in_TO says:

    I wonder if AK46 still has his connections.  Protection could be already be in place.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  148. Propwash says:

    Something like PK PK PK??

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  149. JIMVINNY says:

    Kostitsyn is flying.  Put him back with pleks.

  150. RGM says:

    Sadly we don’t get five minute stretches in the opposing team’s zone, so I don’t think Carey will have such an opportunity to have a little nap.

    Go Habs Go!

  151. J.J. of Turku says:

    You read my mind… Spooky… :D

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  152. TOEmastro says:

    Hey, at least our PP is perfect tonight so far

  153. Keith says:

    Good effort boys good effort!

  154. VancouverHab says:

    Bob Cole Watch: “Gill lumbers back…”

    Bud — he’s schooling your “best player.”

    Blame your GM for ditching him.

  155. Bill says:

    SHUTOUT! Leafs suck.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  156. Hockey Socks says:

    You can tell the guys really believe in Price now. They always make that extra effort to make sure he gets his shutout.

  157. PrimeTime says:

    high praise for Price from Heals!!

     

    And ANOTHER!!!!! ShutOut

  158. Timo says:

    Another SO for Price!!! WOOT!!!! 

    Oh, and like I said before: NHL, CBC, refs and the laffs can eat sh!t!!!!

  159. Keith says:

    SHUTOUT BABY!!! SO NICE AGAINST THE laffs!!!

     

     

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  160. HFX-HabFan says:

    Love that the crowd roars when Subban and Price do their triple low-five.

  161. Propwash says:

    This one’s for you Pat Burns!!!!

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  162. HabFanSince72 says:

    Three stars selected by the fans has to end.

  163. TOEmastro says:

    I think Price is getting fed up of the first star mentions

  164. VancouverHab says:

    That’s Gomez out there in the last minute protecting the lead, bud.

    It’s called A TEAM.

  165. Timo says:

    I think Komi can add Gustavson to his fan club. 

  166. Kilgore Trout says:

    Cherry moaning about Halpern getting the third star. Huh?

  167. SeriousFan09 says:

    Carey Price with his 4th shutout of the season, ties for the lead in wins and shutouts.

     

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

  168. JIMVINNY says:

    Idiot Cherry complaining because Halpern gets a star.  “what’d he do?”  Cherry asks.  Well, Don, he scored the winning goal.  Shorthanded.  7-2 on faceoffs.

  169. PrimeTime says:

    i was turned away…only heard audio

  170. petrov14 says:

    I was wondering that too. And it had to go thru the blue paint!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  171. SeriousFan09 says:

    Figured Kadri deserved it for having absolutely no impact on the game.

     

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

  172. Larry says:

    Spidey is on pace for 16 shutouts.

  173. HFX-HabFan says:

    Continuing on with the “debut roster” series, here is a list of current NHLers who made their league debut in a Laughs uniform:

    Kulemin-Antropov-Stalberg

    Steen-Stajan-Ponikarovsky

    Tlusty-Bozak-Modin

    Mitchell-Mair-Hanson

    Kadri

    Kaberle-Schenn

    Colaiacovo-White

    Harrison-Stralman

    Gunnarsson

    Gustavsson

    Pogge

    Total cap hit:  $43.81million, or $15.59mil under the cap.  A fairly underwhelming roster that would have looked even more bleak four or five years ago- the Laughs have finally tried to stock their shelves with their own products rather than looking for the “quick fixes” of UFAs and trade deadline acquisitions at the expense of picks and prospects, which was their preferred mode of operation 1995-2005. 

  174. Hockey Socks says:

    My 3 Stars:

    1. Pat Burns

    2. Carey Price

    3. Mike Komisarek

  175. Kilgore Trout says:

    I had to smile at that call.

  176. FormalWare says:

    Goalposts are Not shots on goal. At one time, if the puck went through the blue paint of the crease, it was no icing–but that hasn’t been the case for… anyone know how long?

  177. dhenry1234 says:

    posts don’t count as a shot on net

  178. 24 Cups says:

    Matt – That is the worst team you have ever posted!  What mediocre talent.  No wonder the laffs never make the playoffs.

  179. petrov14 says:

    My favorite post of the night right here!

    _____________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  180. Matt_in_TO says:

    Shhhhh.  The Toronto media will think he wants to be traded.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  181. Chuck says:

    A post or crossbar is not considered a shot on goal.

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  182. kempie says:

    Where’s Tony?

    Where’s Xtradbag?

    Yeah. That’s what I thought.

  183. PrimeTime says:

    Dumb me! missed the 3 stars….shouldve of switched to RDS

  184. Larry says:

    That low five is so cool. A tradition in the making. Can’t wait til they do it holding the Stanley Cup.

  185. Shiloh says:

    If it hits the post it’s not a shot on goal – but that puck went through the crease so I think icing should have been waived off.

  186. RGM says:

    Man that Price is a bum. Jaro’s got more goals. :)

    Great night for the Habs, no doubt that one is for Pat.

    Go Habs Go!

  187. Matt_in_TO says:

    +1

     

    - In Price We Trust

  188. hab_skill says:

    Hal Gill was the best player on the ice other that Price.

  189. Timo says:

    Hahaha… leafs should have had at least a tie? What a moron!

  190. Big Ted says:

    Don’t think you’re giving Komi enough credit for his seeing-eye backhand pass to set up a key PP goal.

  191. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …a proud Christian, and a proud Jew made Us proud tonight

    …Great Game tonight …all the emotion re Pat, and playing the Weeds

    …well, now I can cook supper for My Kids, wash the dishes …with a contented smile tonight

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  192. Bob Barker says:

    Price is playing ridiculously well. Pleks was solid. Great game. 

  193. andrewberkshire says:

    Price is unreal.

  194. Larry says:

    Actually that would have been classic and very touching. Good thinking.

  195. VancouverHab says:

    Cherry didn’t moan about Halpern (who is Don’s kinda player), he suggested that he wasn’t the natural choice.

    And that’s right: Pleks did it all, & Moen was a hero…

  196. SUMO says:

    Probably Colton Orr or Mike Brown should hv gotten stars for being a deterrants cos the Habs looked to goon it up late in the game. 

     

  197. habguy says:

    in a heartbeat

  198. shootdapuck says:

    A big greasy mouthful!

    Spot on Timo.

     

    “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″

  199. Medfly says:

    A post isn’t considered a shot on goal.

  200. Larry says:

    I agree. Gill was fanstastic tonight.

  201. RGM says:

    What, you don’t believe CBC in thinking that The Monster was the 2nd best player out there today?

    Price, Halpern, Cammalleri were the official ones as voted by us, the fans.

    FWIW, I wanted Komisarek as third star.

    Go Habs Go!

  202. habsfanonthewestcoast says:

    so what do you call the kessel trade?

  203. topher5468 says:

    Thanks for pointing that out, I didnt know it was A TEAM.  

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

  204. HabFanSince72 says:

    A favourite HNIC meme this year is “they booed Price last year”. No, idiots. A handful of losers booed him last year.

    You can tell they want to cause trouble.

     

  205. Timo says:

    you knew he wasn’t taking the blame for that one. 

  206. TOEmastro says:

    I’m sure you’re all sick of my sig by now, but it fits for times like this. WEEEEEEE!!!!!!

    Olé, olé, olé oleé

  207. Exit716 says:

    First shutout of the Leafs in Montreal on a Saturday night since Dryden in November 1977…..according to the CBC graphic.

  208. Rossy says:

    Did you just hear what that idiot Cherry said:  “The Leafs should have had a tie but they ran into a hot goalie.”  The Habs should have had ten goals and I can’t see the Leafs getting that many.  He dresses in technicolour and dreams that way too.  No wonder I watched the entire game on RDS.

  209. Keith says:

    Who said that?

  210. Propwash says:

    Clearly, YOU are on Meth…

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  211. 21BIGGionta says:

    nobody else but the stupid don cherry

  212. Number31 says:

    Know what would be really nice? If with every empty net they’d put Eller out there. C’moooon Coach, let the kid try to get a goal somehow! He’s tenacious enough that he would probably plow through 4 guys just to try it…

  213. punkster says:

    I liked our D tonight. Lots of help for Price. I also like the line mixing. As JM said it’s a good time to try different things.

  214. RGM says:

    Hint: he wears ridiculous jackets.

    Go Habs Go!

  215. SeriousFan09 says:

    He’s not even average on skating but beat that reach… you can’t.

    Love it when he shuts down some flashy kid who’s full of himself.

     

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

  216. Keith says:

    OMFG Cherry is such a laffs moaner. Disgusting really.

  217. Bob Barker says:

    Yeah it pisses me off. Definitely tries to paint all Habs fans with the same brush. 

  218. Niflster says:

    Cherry did

  219. Da Hema says:

    Despite Cherry’s mystifying claim Toronto should have “at least tied” the game, the fact is the qualitative differences between a very good team (Montreal) and a mediocre team (Toronto) were obvious to everyone tonight. The game was never in doubt once the Habs scored.

    ————————

    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.

  220. sholi2000.com says:

    What can I say?

    Great Freakin Game, from start to finish that was one great game!

    and to Carey Price and the Canadiens who helped clear the crease……Well Freakin Done!

    Say HEY hey, hey hey hey…..whadda ya say……Carrrrrey!

     

    They Call Me Shane

  221. Keith says:

    I missed it, switched to RDS. Typical Cherry BS no less.

  222. tony d says:

    GREAT TEAM EFFORT!!!!! CAREY! CAREY!

  223. dysonsphere says:

    what is the deal with cherry’s hate on for P.K.?

     

  224. Propwash says:

    So, you pissed that the Habs won?

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  225. Timo says:

    Nah, let his first NHL goal be not an empty netter. He’ll score on Monday even if it will earn him a reputation of being disrespectful.

  226. habfab14120 says:

    Why’s that?  Don’t think they’ve really missed one yet.

  227. Propwash says:

    The fact that Cherry is a douche?

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  228. shootdapuck says:

    Consider the source! Cherry is the biggest unabashed Laffs shill in the country followed only by Bob Cole, the CBC aka HNIC. TSN, Sportsnet.

     

     

     

     

    “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″

  229. SUMO says:

    Didn’t that jackass Cherry say last year that Price would develop into a star “outside” of Montreal? What a jerk-off

  230. showey47 says:

    Great game,how we didn’t score 5 or 6 is beyond me. That leaf defence that pierre maguire says compares to the big 3 is just god awful. But that was a heck of a pass from komi to cammi,wasn’t it? lol

  231. 21BIGGionta says:

    double post.

  232. Timo says:

    Good one, doggy.

  233. habs-hampton says:

    I would of given Gustavson a star. He’s the only reason the game was close.

  234. HFX-HabFan says:

    Isn’t Cammy also Jewish?

  235. 21BIGGionta says:

    This whole game was such a good feeling after losing to the preds. Price spectacular! Pleks. beast. Eller play so well considering who he played with tonight a defenceman and pyatt :p Anddd OL’ GILLER! MAKIN’ PAT BURNS PROUD!!!!

  236. savethepuck says:

    Every once in a while an AHL goaalie like the Monster stands on his head and fools people

  237. andrewberkshire says:

    Don’t forget Cammalleri, the proud secularist.

  238. dysonsphere says:

    ya. i haven’t been watching cbc much lately. i knew he was douchey but he is talking it up to a whole FOX news level.  he’s like Glen Beck in a bad suit.

  239. smiler2729 says:

    What the hell has Don Cherry ever won???

  240. JIMVINNY says:

    Carey Price last 6 games; 5-1, .970 save %, .99 GAA, 3 SO.

     

  241. NLhabsfan says:

    Because he is good.

  242. NLhabsfan says:

    Because he is good.

  243. punkster says:

    I can’t believe the number of near misses we have. So many chances, so many close calls yet we’re still winning. If these close calls ever start bouncing our way…wow!

  244. DearyLeary says:

    Komisarek forgot he was a Maple Leaf tonight…

  245. Shiloh says:

    Had a houseful tonite – son and daughter-in-law, two daughters and two of their friends – so I watched in English. I really missed RDS – even Benny Brunet’s “Ai-yi-yi”

    What a feeling to shut out the Loafs – looks so good on them. And seriously – I’d take Gill or Spacek ahead of Komisarek any day. He hasn’t been the same since his injuries – no snot to his game at all.

    Price played so well in the second half of the game. There’s no lazy movements at all – he’s quick and ready.

    Gomez, Gomez, Gomez – hope he busts out soon. Three more years on his contract – I think Martin is getting steamed at his play. Eller was a beauty – and Pyatt played a smart game.

    Maybe the guy we should be talking a bit about is Darche. He gives 100% when he plays – and accepts sitting out without complaint. He’s a great team player.

  246. DearyLeary says:

    Is that good?

  247. showey47 says:

    I agree,he kept the leafs in a game they pretty much had no business being in. Thats the one thing that bothers me about the fan vote 3 star selection.

  248. kempie says:

    That reaction shot was Priceless.

    Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhk.

  249. Willy the bum says:

    Price should keep that moustache much longer, maybe as a tribute to Pat Burns.  Seriously, it does look like it, and like the other poster mentioned, it has “great powers”.

  250. andrewberkshire says:

    It’s like I said last week, no team in the world “almost” scores more than the Habs!

  251. andrewberkshire says:

    Ethnically yes, but I’ve heard him say he’s not observing.

  252. OneTimer says:

    Where’d all the haters go? Gainey is garbage, Gaulthier too, where’d all you guys go?

     

    Habs looked HOT tonight, this could’ve been 5-0 easily. And now our young goalie prodigy looks like he’s finally hitting his stride.

     

    As Kaptain K said below me, maybe it’s time to give the management some credit for a job well done. Cheers!

  253. Shiloh says:

    Agree completely – the guy had a great game.

  254. habstrinifan says:

    Didnt watch any but last 3 minutes. Had to stick with the Booner… until it wa sin the bags. Just my way of dealing with the Leafs. So have no first hand knowledge of how we played. All I know is we BLANKED the ffffffffff Leafs.

    GO HABS GO! Thanks Boone! Monday should be FUN.

  255. Willy the bum says:

    Price: first 20 games, 4 shutouts.  Let’s put on a bet: how many SOs can he get by season’s end?  I go for 10.

  256. showey47 says:

    If P.K. was a leaf(or a bruin) we all know cherry wouldn’t say a negative thing about him.

  257. Timo says:

    You see any goals or assists there? So no… he’s still a bum.

  258. habs-hampton says:

    I see JM kept the TOI arounf 19 minutes for Spacek and Hammer. That’s good coaching, that will help us through the year without Markov.

  259. Dougie says:

    PK seems to get more than his fair share of abuse. And the refs turn a blind eye every single @#$%^&ing time. I don’t want to start thinking about why that might be…

  260. punkster says:

    Seriously. They work damn hard and it pays off. Tonight was a solid 60 minutes, unlike Thursday.

  261. andrewberkshire says:

    LOVE this team.

  262. smiler2729 says:

    Gawd, I HATE the Laffs. This one was so sweeet!

  263. DearyLeary says:

    Also, someone pointed out about a week ago that it makes him look more French.  That never hurts in this market.

  264. habsfaninboston says:

    CBC had him as the 2nd star.

  265. habs-hampton says:

    Don’t forget, 2 SO’s in 3 games without Markov.

  266. habs-hampton says:

    Wow, I agree with the CBC experts?  I’m thrilled! ;)

  267. andrewberkshire says:

    Great game for sure, but would’ve liked to have seen Weber on the first wave PP with Subban. Also would have like a couple more PPs. Gill was a hero tonight, shame he didn’t get a star.

  268. usversusthem says:

    Nope. 

    It’s freakin’ inhuman. 

  269. habs-hampton says:

    Watch the hilites. Komi set up Cammy for a beauty. Pleks couldn’t have laid it in their any nicer.

  270. habs-hampton says:

    The reffing of Tim Peel was a travesty. Just disgraceful…  You’d almost think GReg Campbell was playing for the Leafs….  although I guess if the Leafs had won, it’d be good for the Bruins…   Hmmmm….

  271. Kaptain K says:

    Thank you JM, Pierre Gautier and most of all Bob Gainey! 

    I think management needs some praise.. after all whos managed, coached and signed all these wonderful hard working gentlemen. 

  272. Exit716 says:

    Is Alex Despatie in the building tonight? Holy diving on both sides.

  273. rocketsglare says:

    This game had everything you could wish for: end to end rushes, goal mouth scrambles, sick saves, jarring hits,

    and the best part of it, is the end result– Canadiens 2-0.

    For me the 3 highlites were: 1) Carey’s sick glove save, 2) Bob Cole’s “Carey Price what are you doing” comment

    after that wicked glove save, and 3) Komisarek’s unintentional assist on Cammalleri’s PP goal.

    Like I said, this game had everything.

     

    Go Habs Go!

     

     

  274. 21BIGGionta says:

    hells yes

  275. habstrinifan says:

    Agreed!

  276. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    lets look at what carey did tonight first shutout at home against the leafs since 1977, did something that has’nt been done since hainsworth in 1922-23 and plante in 1954-55 three shutouts in six games. I said this three years ago I say this now number 31 will fit nicely inbetween number 29 and 33 when its all over. As for the halak backers have you seen his play lately, like I said he is this generations steve penny.

  277. habstrinifan says:

    You can bet on it. Gonna be staying up for RDS ‘EXPRESS’ version. Hope it’s on tonight and they dont have to shelve it for late hockey.

  278. habaddict_andy says:

    I agree. Those who deserve a mention should be in 3 stars like the old system. The players know the selection process for the 3 stars has become a joke.

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

  279. andrewberkshire says:

    And now the make up call on a Kadri dive.

  280. Johnny_D says:

    When did the Habs re-sign Komisarek?

  281. Propwash says:

    Cole sounds pissed….

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  282. topher5468 says:

    Love it, Thanks Komo, you turd

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

  283. savethepuck says:

    I can’t believe how proud I am of the way Carey so far has handled the adversity and pressure that has been on him this year. Hasn’t played 1 bad game ( most goals in regulation in 19 starts is 3) and he has won us a lot of games we shouldn’t of. 4 shutouts this year ( tied with Thomas for 1st), last year 0. Tied for wins in the NHL with Neuwirth with 12 now that he lost in a So v Philly tonight. Going into tonight he was 7th in GAA and 7th in sve% and obviously he will improve in both of those categories.  I hate to say it but we have seen Jaro playing with confidence but this year we are seeing Carey playing with confidence ( which we didn’t see last year ). I am very much liking what we are seeing now.  If there is anyone on this site that would rather see anyone eles between our pipes right now than Carey, I’d be surprised and shocked.

  284. Wayne says:

    DIVE all the way… pretty sad. Need a “nail in the coffin” shortie here.

  285. AH says:

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH! Nice one Komi!!!!!

  286. SUMO says:

    give credit when credit is due

  287. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …ROBBERY !!! …THAT assist MUST be credited to Komisaurus !

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  288. savethepuck says:

    I went to high school with Tim Peele and he was always a Leaf fan

  289. punkster says:

    Best assist I’ve seen from Mike K…EVER!

  290. Mr. Biter says:

    1st. shut out of leafs in Montreal since 1977. Also 23 shut outs in 7 games ties many very old Habs records.

  291. Larry says:

    If Komisarek say finishes his career with 999 points I think they should count that as an assist and put him in the 1000 club regardless

  292. Big Ted says:

    was he also always a cheater?

  293. SeriousFan09 says:

    Their mistake, Habs are better on the PK than ES.

     

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

  294. JIMVINNY says:

    Explain to me how you call can an interference penalty when he had the puck.

  295. AH says:

    Smiler asked earlier “what has Cherry ever won?”…EXACTLY SMILER!!! It is an absolute joke that the guy who is the main commentator on the broadcasts of our NATIONAL GAME, NEVER played in the NHL, never won a frickin’ thing and was a career minor leaguer. Yet we all have to listen to this guy telling EVERYBODY in the country how to play our national game??? Are you kidding me? And our so called National Broadcaster lets this idiot get away with his stupidity. Mind you though I am obviously in the minority in this country in this opinion because didn’t this loser get voted 3rd overall “greatest Canadian”  a while back? THAT is an embarassment to this country and IMHO makes us Canadians really look like idiots!

  296. Hockey Socks says:

    That was a hard play by Gorges.

  297. Wops says:

    What a dhit call on gorges. that was perfectly played

  298. Matt_in_TO says:

    “Mike, you don’t play for the guys in red anymore.” – Ron Wilson

     

     

    - In Price We Trust

  299. duffy says:

    Leafs not so good when they do not get 6 power plays in one period .Bob Cole isn,t losing it ,he has lost it BRUTAL!

  300. Timo says:

    Absolutely horshsh!t officiating.

  301. andrewberkshire says:

    Price NHL’s first star of the week again?

  302. HFX-HabFan says:

    Cole: “they’ve finally figured it out, it’s a penalty to Gorges.”

    Translation: “I just figured it out, it’s a penalty to Gorges.”

  303. savethepuck says:

    Agreed, the whole time it was 0-0 I thought it was very exciting but was also hoping the Monster would stop playing over his head.

  304. habstrinifan says:

    While we are jubilant is it ok to suggest that Eller be given bigger role in Monday’s game. Maybe re assemble PHD line and sit Max Lappierre out and give Eller a shot at more ice time.GO HABS GO! We are ready for Monday!

     

  305. RGM says:

    Saturday night with the Leafs.

    Go Habs Go!

  306. duffy says:

    Right on ,Iget tired of him saying what he did in the AHL fifty years ago,Who the frig cares.

  307. Keith says:

    Give Carey Price a pat on the head is right!

  308. 21BIGGionta says:

    i think its on everynight. but i tried to record it the other day and everything was delayed and didn’t get one second of it..just a little warning since it might be delayed again.

  309. Hockey Socks says:

    Leafs have dived more in the last 10 minutes than Lapierre did the whole season.

  310. showey47 says:

    I agree,if we start potting some of those golden chances we keep missing and get our PP rolling,the team will be in great shape.

  311. Shiloh says:

    What a cheap call on Gorges.

  312. PrimeTime says:

    How will Burke defend Komi for that one???

  313. savethepuck says:

    Not only their faith in the Smurfs, but their faith in Carey is looking very important noe too

  314. JIMVINNY says:

    Moen saves a goal.

  315. VancouverHab says:

    So Grabs makes a diving play for the puck on the PP — and Cole says “Grabovski is upended….”

  316. Chuck says:

    To be fair, that was the weakest interference call that you’ll ever see.

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  317. 21BIGGionta says:

    I’d say so! either him or stamkos. i would give up a hell of a lot to get him on this team. he’s so great.

  318. coachdoug says:

    Price is awesome…

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

  319. Da Hema says:

    He did play one game with the Boston Bruins in the 1550s, but your general point is understood. The one constant in the life of Don Cherry is that he is a loser–as a player, coach, and “commentator.” But he is clever. The CBC really needs to clean out its hockey house, just like Gainey did to the 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.

  320. RGM says:

    LOL Let’s be realistic, he’ll be lucky to get 99 points.

    Go Habs Go!

  321. andrewberkshire says:

    Could you imagine if he didn’t sign before offer sheets were allowed to be sent? Tampa would be dealing with 29 offer sheets.

  322. SeriousFan09 says:

    Plekanec tripped/crosschecked twice on his PK shift, no calls. Tim Peel, you’re a waste of oxygen, I doubt even your organs would be any use for transplant.

     

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

  323. JIMVINNY says:

    The one loss might cost him.

  324. Big Ted says:

    Thought Peel was big on calling diving, but as I said, apparently, that’s just on Lapierre.

  325. Wayne says:

    Auld is taking a nap in the dressing room, Price is playing THAT good.

  326. NoTinFoilCups says:

    You’re right on the money. Picard is rock steady. 20 minutes per pair is ideal.

  327. royrobin says:

    Unbelievably bad ice tonight! 

  328. HFX-HabFan says:

    Gill has actually given Kessel his share of fits tonight.

  329. petrov14 says:

    Hahaha, nice.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  330. Bill says:

    Good kill by the Habs there. Nice positional play by Price … not trying to jinx anything there, just saying.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  331. 21BIGGionta says:

    **28 the leafs wouldn’t wan’t him…they have kessel duh.

  332. W35T5ID3 says:

    KOMISAREK… hILARIOUS!….great feed to cammy…HE LOOKS SO LOST OUT THERE…..He’s SOOO BAD….His confidence is shot….He doesn’t even look like an AHL’er out there.

    CAREY PRICE: My vezina trophy prediction looks better and better by the day.Jaro who?

     

    We ARE a cup contender.Make no mistake about it.

  333. Da Hema says:

    Why didn’t Komisarek get an assist on the Cammalleri goal? So unfair.

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    Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  334. 21BIGGionta says:

    Now let’s beat Toronto on the Football field Tomorrow!!!!!

  335. Propwash says:

    My girlfriend wants her next child to be Price’s child…..can’t say I blame her.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  336. smiler2729 says:

    Don’t get me wrong, I actually like Don Cherry but I take him for what he is and I don’t live and die on his every word like Leaf fans do. Does it bug me he’s pro-Leafs? Yeah but whatever, he’s also pro-Bruins and besides the Habs BROKE THIS MAN’S HEART & SPIRIT OVER AND OVER in those ’70s meetings.

    Don has gotten full of himself and his anti-Subban thing is the most disappointing and is on the verge of being an ugly can of worms opened… Mike Richards is an a$$hole and his rant of PK reeks of the Canucks/Steve Moore thing and of course “Colie” and the NHL do NOTHING.

    I can’t wait for Monday…

  337. HFX-HabFan says:

    LA-BOS and PHI-WSH both tied at 3 in the third.

    Edit: Flyers reclaimed the lead to go up 4-3.

  338. Johnny_D says:

    Just be glad he didn’t say Gretzky

  339. Timo says:

    Gomez never skates without a puck. Every time I see him receive a pass his feet are not moving.

  340. yukonhab says:

    yell hess!

     

     

     

     – Price 31

  341. Hockey Socks says:

    Picard is doing admirably in filling Markov’s shoes. He’s no all-star, obviously, but he’s answering the call of duty.

  342. HFX-HabFan says:

    Seriously, Gill is owning Kessel.

  343. Propwash says:

    Stop singing till it’s done!!!!

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  344. Wayne says:

    Looked like Grabs was offside there…

  345. PrimeTime says:

    maybe cuz he’s ahead of the play in an open position??

  346. Hockey Socks says:

    GILL! GILL! GILL!

  347. andrewberkshire says:

    How many times has GIll schooled Kessel tonight? I’ve lost count.

  348. habsfaninboston says:

    Gill is a monster.

  349. Wayne says:

    At least Wilson isn’t gooning it up here near the end… i’ll give him that.

  350. PrimeTime says:

    REPLAY REPLAY

  351. RGM says:

    Not even close.

    Go Habs Go!

  352. Keith says:

    Nail  Greta Grabo’s a@@!

  353. Hockey Socks says:

    On Pat Burns night? It would be horribly classless. But it’s still early, I wouldn’t put it past him to stick Orr out there for the last few minutes.

  354. TOEmastro says:

    stars (in no particular order) Eller, Price, Gill

  355. PrimeTime says:

    the score is too close with plenty of time left

  356. Propwash says:

    Not even close

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  357. RGM says:

    To see it not come within 2 feet of the line again, sure.

    Go Habs Go!

  358. petrov14 says:

    Call of duty…..theres an idea for after the game. 

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  359. SUMO says:

    Grabovski’s a bitch

  360. HFX-HabFan says:

    …so far.

  361. punkster says:

    Mike…oh, never mind.

  362. Matt_in_TO says:

    I hope we re-sign Gill.  It was the one signing last year I wasn’t thrilled about but he’s proved me wrong.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  363. SeriousFan09 says:

    Kessel goes up against anything involving the Bruins and he gets owned, it’s hilarious.

     

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

  364. C3P1 says:

    monsieur carey…belle arret

    _________________________________________________

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

  365. PrimeTime says:

    Price Monster Komi (for that great assist)

  366. Matt_in_TO says:

    Dumbass drunk leaf fan

     

    - In Price We Trust

  367. TOEmastro says:

    missed komi… good call

  368. tote-road says:

    Komo is a shadow of his former self.  With that said, would anyone trade Gomez for him straight up?

  369. SeriousFan09 says:

    Those are kinder words than you usually hear about Glen Healy.

     

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

  370. VancouverHab says:

    Earth to Timo: the team is winning with a shutout against the Leafs. The whole team is doing their job: ragging on Gomez at this point is just pathological.

  371. HFX-HabFan says:

    How awesome would it be if Price scored the empty netter?!

  372. Propwash says:

    You on meth????

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  373. Timo says:

    Ok, lets finish this one off please. Without injuries.

  374. RGM says:

    He hit the post? How is that icing????

    Go Habs Go!

  375. topher5468 says:

    Put gomez on, maybe an empty netter will help him

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

  376. Hockey Socks says:

    LOL. Well played, sir.

  377. PrimeTime says:

    ole ole ole ole ole

  378. Aerobiz says:

    How is that icing when it hit the post meaning that it was a shot on net?

     

  379. Matt_in_TO says:

    Damn, I wanted Carey to score

     

    - In Price We Trust

  380. coachdoug says:

    Line change O rama…Is Carbo guest coaching tonight?  AK46 was coming alive with Plek…

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

  381. Exit716 says:

    I’m not sure if Eller is Marmaduke or Old Yeller.

     

  382. habstrinifan says:

    Dont get it? I am not watching game.. following Boone’s blog! He’s praising Eller Are you saying Eller is playing timid?

  383. habstrinifan says:

    Now one more quick goal and I can maybe watch the game. Come on Boone.. one more!

  384. Chuck says:

    Scoring first would go a long way towards calming my nerves.

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  385. Shiloh says:

    So I guess if JM knew we weren’t going to get a power play, he would have sat Weber and played Darche.

  386. HabFanSince72 says:

    We need to stop shooting the puck on the freaking Monster.

  387. Timo says:

    Gomez Cammilleri and Moen are the worst line tonight for both teams. 

  388. Bill says:

    They really are terrible. Of course, they don’t usually play together … let’s give them 20 games to gel. KIDDING. Put Gomez on the third line and try Halpern on the second. He’s great on faceoffs, grittier, and much more productive than Gomez this year.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  389. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Oh, if that coulda been ANYONE else with that break :-)

  390. Wayne says:

    Best 2nd period for the Habs I’ve seen in awhile. Kudos to Pouliot for finding a way to be effective on this team. He’s won me over.

  391. Matt_in_TO says:

    I hope someone decks that fool in the Domi jersey

     

    - In Price We Trust

  392. Exit716 says:

    This is like watching an All in the Family re-run.

    Cherry is Archie Bunker….MacLean is the Dingbat Edith…..

    PK is George Jefferson and Komisarek is the meathead.

     

  393. Timo says:

    Gomez!!!! Useless, ridiculous overpaid bum! HOly crap, what do you need score a goal?

  394. Timo says:

    WOw, Weber is making a huge impact tonight. He will be a 50 goal scorer one day.

  395. Propwash says:

    Just a heads up, Habs haven’t been on the powerplay…..

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  396. Wops says:

    dude you cant judge him yet, no PP…

  397. Chuck says:

    How many seasons do you think that it’ll take for him to reach 50?  :)

     

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  398. SeriousFan09 says:

    Cammalleri would not have missed that opportunity in May. He needs to get over the no-C thing and get back to scoring.

     

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

  399. hablifting says:

    He told you that not having the C was on his mind?

  400. Keith says:

    She’s livened up a bit now.

  401. topher5468 says:

    I wonder if Gomez could score in a whore house with a fist full of fifties

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

  402. HFX-HabFan says:

    Loved Gionta going hard to the net for the rebound and popping the puck loose…Kovy probably would have eased up.

  403. Exit716 says:

    Oh yes, I would love to get a mortgage from any company Don Cherry endorses.

     

  404. andrewberkshire says:

    Would be nice if Toronto was called for one of those blatant interference calls.

  405. SeriousFan09 says:

    Don Cherry now shilling for loan companies, stay classy.

     

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

  406. PrimeTime says:

    Maybe Cole is the reason so many Leaf fans have grown up to so delusional of their teams every year.

     

     

  407. coachdoug says:

    AK46 will score tonight…he is on fire…

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

  408. JIMVINNY says:

    Benoit is an idiot.  AK is last one he should be ragging on tonight.

  409. J.J. of Turku says:

    Would be nice to see some passing in front of the net too… So far mostly desperate shooting from the angle where isn’t any holes for the puck…

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  410. Wayne says:

    Why not, their interest rates are Beauty, eh?

  411. HFX-HabFan says:

    Cole referring to Burke as one of the “most popular” GMs in the league and that everyone would love to have him…unbelievable.

    Yeah, Burke’s doing a great job of making our biggest rival (Boston) a powerhouse for the next decade.

  412. Bill says:

    He’s just working his butt off so Jacques doesn’t make him play with Gomez again.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  413. ctony says:

    why?  why is moen on either of our top two lines??????

     

  414. captaink4life says:

    AK is playing a helluva game

     

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  415. Hockey Socks says:

    This is the best Habs team since the Pat Burns era.

  416. andrewberkshire says:

    Weber looked dangerous in the slot there.

  417. Keith says:

    Weber knows where to be to shoot.

  418. SeriousFan09 says:

    Boston will probably try and get him the GM of the Year Award.

     

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

  419. MikeL says:

    Eller is doing everything Gomez should. Which one is the rookie?

  420. Exit716 says:

    Come on Mr. Boone…Gomez is number two…..literally!

  421. HFX-HabFan says:

    Some very old school U2 on the PA…nice

  422. Matt_in_TO says:

    Burns wasn’t the coach in 92-93

     

    - In Price We Trust

  423. Wayne says:

    Huge difference in Pleky’s conditioning this year. Seems to have a little more push back this year.

  424. Matt_in_TO says:

    Would you prefer Laps?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  425. Big Ted says:

    Just an interesting point I’d like to make about ref Tim Peel, who called that penalty on Max Lapierre without getting Kaberle or Versteeg at the same time. Looked a little biased against Max there… just wanted to point out that it was Tim Peel who reffed the November 11th game against Boston, when he called Max for diving. And it was Tim Peel who reffed game 6 against the CAps last year, when Laps was called for diving twice and Gionta once. Alex Burrows spoke out about Stephane Auger trying to call penalties on him, and we just learned Colin Campbell would try to have refs nail certain players… isn’t it conceivable that Tim Peel enjoys catching Max Lapierre for borderline calls. Yes, Lapierre embellishes sometimes, but so do a lot of players that don’t get called. I really believe Tim Peel is a ref who is not doing his job without some bias getting in the way here.

  426. Exit716 says:

    Why do I have a sneaking feeling that the majority of that company’s clients live in trailer parks?

     

  427. ctony says:

    what are the other choices?

  428. Hockey Socks says:

    92-93 wasn’t an extremely talented team. Extremely hard-working, yeah, but no one expected them to compete. That was a dream Cup run. I think this year’s team is the best in a long time.

  429. HabFanSince72 says:

    Interesting.

    Fair and honest refereeing is not a priority in this league.

     

  430. Larry says:

    Have we had a powerplay yet? I mean this has been a pretty intense game, end to end, lots of movement. Are the Leafs that disciplined and well positioned? Or….could it be something else?

  431. Shiloh says:

    Very disrespectful of the Habs to have a one-goal lead. And – ‘Black Snake’ Moen has to get off that line.

  432. Timo says:

    are you questioning the integrity of this league? I think I will let Colin Campbell deal with you and give a shout to Mike Richards to teach you some respect.

  433. Matt_in_TO says:

    JM seems to think those are the only two.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  434. Larry says:

    Good research job Ted. Sounds plausible to me.

  435. HabFanSince72 says:

    OK, you experts who said the Habs would get pushed around by the big bad Leafs.

    Time to admit you were wrong.

     

  436. habguy says:

    you forgot to take your meds again.

  437. Exit716 says:

    Actually, if you saw the NHL.com site last night with Campbell’s explanation front and centre, one of the players featured “diving” was Lapierre. Draw your own conclusions.

  438. andrewberkshire says:

    Look at the roster of the 1993 cup winning team, they were plenty talented.

  439. SUMO says:

    when you’re trading lottery picks, that would make you popular in a hurry. Lets see if he will trade us Luke Shenn for a 3rd rounder. 

  440. habaholic68NJ says:

    Just joined after driving back from visiting my daughter at Cornell.  WTF is going on with the lines?  Looks like JM threw the dice tonight.

  441. SeriousFan09 says:

    Well with two clowns like Auger and Peel to call it, where’s Bill McCreary, did they need him to call an ISL-EDM game?

     

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

  442. TOEmastro says:

    PK is +1 and our PP is perfect tonight

    it’s time for a sexy party: Olé, olé, olé oleé

  443. habstrinifan says:

    You make a good case! Timmy may just have a quick trigger finger where Max is concerned. Wish we could relay to JM and have him call Peel out just to let him know people are watching.

  444. Exit716 says:

    Milbury is actually making sense regarding Campbell….

  445. Hockey Socks says:

    Nonetheless, most of that team carried over from the Pat Burns years – which still supports my initial point.

  446. Big Ted says:

    campbell’s emails, and comments he’s made in interviews before, have made it clear that the league looks at players with a history of diving or dirty hits and pays more attention to those players, but Tim Peel seems to be doing an extra hard job of concentrating on Lapierre. I’d be interested to know if there have been other instances he’s gotten laps for diving, hard to go back through all the games Peel’s reffed, but I’d like to know.

  447. Larry says:

    I heard PK called Mike Richards an Ass Clown. That started the whole thing. Well actually I didn’t hear that, I just made it up, but it sounds so fitting.

  448. Ian Cobb says:

    Tim Peel, even when he was a ref in the OHL, thought the fans came to see him do a job. He is the most frustrating ref in the league. He has a rent a cop attitude, wants always to be in charge, even standing in line at the rink to have a leak. But I think he has to sit down to go.

  449. RGM says:

    The Leafs getting favourable treatment on a Saturday night game broadcast nationally on Hockey Night in Canada? Perish the thought!

    But yeah, it’s a little bit ridiculous that after 40 minutes the Leafs have supposedly not done a single thing that merits a penalty.

    Go Habs Go!

  450. duffy says:

     I  imagine Campbell will be Emailing the Refs between periods to do exactly that.He is from southern Ontario you know.

  451. Timo says:

    Give them time to gel, will ya?

  452. HFX-HabFan says:

    He can make sense at times, but his delivery style leaves much to be desired.

  453. Big Ted says:

    Arguably. Chris Lee is likely the most incompetent ref, but I really feel like he just never learned the rulebook properly. Tim Peel refs like he knows the rules, but doesn’t employ them the same way for everyone. For those who have read George Orwells’ Animal Farm, all are equal, but some are more equal than others.

  454. HabFanSince72 says:

    Who is the twit in between Milbury and Lebrun?

    Does he really not understand the problem with Campbell pressuring officials about his son?

     

  455. Ian Cobb says:

    You could not make a half decent ref out of the two of them.

  456. habaholic68NJ says:

    I am afraid the lines will be juggled again, well before any gelling can occur.

  457. Wayne says:

    Eric something. But, I was just waiting for Mike to cold-cock him with a straight arm.

  458. Keith says:

    Baha! Good one Timo.

  459. Wayne says:

    I grudgingly give you an LOL on that one.

  460. ctony says:

    i thought +/- only counted 5-on-5.  we scored sh.  how does this work?

  461. Keith says:

    Knob Hole is so ssslllooowwwwwww.

  462. Robert L says:

    Selke was unofficially GM of the Leafs. He was the hockey man behind Conn Smythe from 1930 to 1946. Smythe however, never gave him the official title. His career bio is best at Wiki:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Selke

    All the players, up until last season who wore both the Habs and Leafs colours, minus Dominic Moore.

    http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2009/10/1/1064520/komisarek-gill-and-grabovski-the

  463. yathehabsrule says:

    Love how Selke got dumped by Smythe for trading Frank Eddolls to the Habs for Ted Kennedy.

    Kennedy obviusly became a HOFer in the NHL with the Leafs, while Selke became a GM legend in Montreal.

    Eddolls never panned out a the player they thought he’d be, but coached several future Habs stars with the Buffalo Bisons (AHL), notably Jacques Plante.

     

     ___________________________________________

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

  464. dicktracy says:

    Frank Selkie Sr. started out with the Leafs also I think, but you would have to check in what capacity, don’t think he coached.

  465. Chuck says:

    I just saw Martin cross Gomer’s name off the shootout list.

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  466. topher5468 says:

    Pleks is so tough on the puck, love him, the anti gomez

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

  467. habstrinifan says:

    Following this blog and TSN’s boxscore. No shots on goaL for so many of our forwards. YUCK

  468. Timo says:

    Good thing Gill’s stick is 20 feet long.

  469. andrewberkshire says:

    I really thought the ‘Moen on the top 6′ experiment was over….

  470. MikeL says:

    I’m not one to usually rag on Gomez, but he’s just not skating unless the puck is on his stick.

  471. TOEmastro says:

    c’mon, enough feeling them up, score already! (pun intended)

  472. Matt_in_TO says:

    “Sorry Hammer, CBC just made the call, they want a leafs pp”

     

    - In Price We Trust

  473. HFX-HabFan says:

    Cole never knows what’s going on, does he.

  474. Timo says:

    Why do they always make it harder than it has to be against the laffs? 

  475. Shiloh says:

    And Cole announces that the Leafs have been penalized. He needs some warm milk and a nap.

  476. JIMVINNY says:

    Ak is about 100 times better that Cammy at chipping a puck out of the zone when it has been shot around the boards by Price or a d-man.  I don’t know why Cammy struggles with it so much, but he is terrible at it.

  477. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …’somewhere up there’ Pat is lookin’ down on this game with a smile in His Irish eyes …wearing a Habs’ sweater

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  478. petrov14 says:

    Sometimes he has NO CLUE what is going on…

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  479. hablifting says:

    He does make mistakes.  Luckily people such as you are flawless.  You should probably just go ahead and call this game instead.  Thats if you can get out the words between swigs of beer and bites out of your hotdog.

  480. Exit716 says:

    Pleks should win the Selke this year.

  481. SUMO says:

    Our D looks slow and old. Forwards hv to help slow Leafs forecheckers.

  482. Propwash says:

    Pleky soo deserves a shorty.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  483. TOEmastro says:

    wow, 2 in a row.. who’s on the powerplay here?

  484. JIMVINNY says:

    Their PP might actually be more of a momentum robber than ours.

  485. HFX-HabFan says:

    Maybe we should just play the game short-handed…

  486. Matt_in_TO says:

    I bet he’d do a better job the the homer crew and old man Cole

     

    - In Price We Trust

  487. andrewberkshire says:

    Leafs getting VERY lucky so far.

  488. Timo says:

    Oh yeah… now CBC is going to make Gustavson “a story”. Sheesh… Habs either miss the net or shoot in his chest. I’d be stopping all of these shots. 

  489. TOEmastro says:

    Brown with an 1850’s stash

  490. PrimeTime says:

    apparently some fans like it that way !?!

  491. RGM says:

    “Leafs are coming close on this one.” — Bob Cole.

    They had zero shots on that power play.

    How are either employed? How are Habs fans supposed to tolerate 60 minutes of a Leafs fan doing play-by-play and a Senators fan on colour?

    BRING BACK DICK IRVIN!!!

    Go Habs Go!

  492. hablifting says:

    …and this is why people think Habs fans are insane and/or just plain stupid.  Not a single poster on this site would hold a candle to *anyone* on the CBC or TSN when it comes to knowledge of hockey and the NHL in particular. 

  493. HFX-HabFan says:

    He’s well past his prime, and should have been put out to pasture a decade ago.  Now, it’s just embarassing.

    I’m not a beer drinker and I haven’t had a hot dog in a while, but you’re right, I probably could do a better job than Cole.

  494. Matt_in_TO says:

    I’ll give you TSN but you’re reaching with CBC

     

    - In Price We Trust

  495. habstrinifan says:

    Dont understand the move and the messing of the PHD line that came with it.

  496. hablifting says:

    A guy llike James Duthie?  Seriously, he may be more irrelevant then Milbury if thats possible.  At least Healy has played, same with Milbury.  I may not agree with these guys on many things, however I would never pretend like I could do a better job when discussing the game of hockey.

  497. hablifting says:

    Good stuff.  Insane.

  498. SeriousFan09 says:

    If we’re going to have a game with the call being completely inaccurate, how about they just stick in an old Danny Gallivan recording still inaccurate but it would awesome.

     

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

  499. HFX-HabFan says:

    Yeah, Milbury is such an expert that he set the New York Islanders back a decade despite a plethora of young talent to work with.

    Healy is always mad at the world and offers hardly any “expert” insight.  He’s just a sourpuss backup goalie.

  500. hablifting says:

    Meanwhile your long years on the couch have set you up to surpass them.  Lol.  Man they would never even give you a chance to set back a team 1 day let alone 10 years.

  501. HFX-HabFan says:

    Hey, I’m only offering to replace Cole because Cole’s that bad.

    As far as “expert studio analysts” there are FAR better options out there than putzes like Milbury and Healy.  That is all.

  502. Wayne says:

    I dunno, looked like he kinda liked it in TO coaching that Darryl Glimour dude. It’s a toss up.

  503. Chuck says:

    Should he have been coach last season it would have been interesting to see how he would have handled that situation.

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  504. yathehabsrule says:

    Thumbing through some of Burn’s quotes over the years.

    I forgot the Habs suspended Brian Hayward, for demanding more ice time from Burns and missed a morning skate.

    Burns – “No one is going to tell me when they are going to play.”

    ___________________________________________

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

  505. Somethingwithhabsinit says:

    You don’t recall correctly. Edmonton got Jimmy Carson (50 goal scorer), Martin Gelinas (7th overall in 1988 draft), 1st round picks in 1989, 1991, and 1993 plus cash for Gretzky, Krushelnyski and McSorley.

    Seriously, you didn’t think they got 2 first rounders for Gretzky?

  506. HFX-HabFan says:

    I think it was a dumb trade to be sure, but not as bad as stupid trends of constantly surrendering picks or prospects for trade deadline rentals or past-their-prime vets (IE Boyes and a first for Nolan, first rounder for Leetch, Rask for Raycroft, etc).  At least Kessel has his best years ahead of him.

  507. Antho says:

    Speculation; way before my time i was just trying to humiliate burke on the blog even if my facts arent straight the point is kessel is not worth two first rounders

  508. Somethingwithhabsinit says:

    Agreed on Kessel’s worth, never mind that Burke also threw in a second rounder. Especially bad that Kessel could have been offer-sheeted at his contract price for a first, second, and third rounder. To me, that’s the real point. Never mind how good Kessel turns out to be, the definition of a bad deal is paying more than you need to. Burke jumped down 2 rounds just to save face over his Dustin Penner comments.

    Regarding the speculation, it happens. You may want to check your facts before you jump into snark mode on someone next time.

  509. Antho says:

    If I recall correctly, Edmonton didnt get 2 first round picks for Gretzky; oh but right kessel is way better and burke is the smartest man alive

  510. HFX-HabFan says:

    Pocklington was more interested in the fifteen million in cash that was coming his way than any on-ice assets.

    Burke is a tool who is basically setting our biggest rivals (Boston) up to be perennial contenders for the next decade.

  511. Timo says:

    I am just poking fun at Martin. I think Weber had 2 shifts tonight. What was the point?

  512. Timo says:

    Was it not clear we weren’t gonna get any against the leafs? Really… Did Martin just join the league?

  513. HabFanSince72 says:

    As we’ve been emphasizing all day.

  514. 24 Cups says:

    Both friend and foe take notice of Subban.

    Toronto Maple Leaf dads hit the road.

    Kadri rolls with coach’s punches.

    Maple Leaf team report.

    Toronto stat update.

    Emotions high in Montreal this weekend.

  515. Danno says:

    I think Pat would prefer that we celebrate his spirit in an Irish style, rather than mourn his loss by wallowing in sombreness and grief. Yes we will miss him dearly, and we cannot help but feel saddened by the loss of him. But I’m sure Pat would want us all to share a few stories, have a few laughs and to raise a pint or two.

     

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

  516. DrA says:

    I hate the leafs (I hate the Flyers more).

    However, when I was living in Toronto in 1993 I wished so much for the Leafs to play against the habs in the finals.  I think Pat would have given them a run for their money.  But Gretzky put an end to the only time I rooted for the Leafs.

  517. andrewberkshire says:

    There was still another game after that. For Leafs fans to bitch about a single call for 17 years like one penalty is an excuse for losing a 7 game series is all kinds of pathetic.

  518. HardHabits says:

    Tssss! Talk to Yeats. Who’s a Leafs fan anyways? Certainly not me. I wanted to see an all Canadian final. Anyways after looking at the replay it’s clear that it was Gilmour’s face that hit Gretzky’s stick not the other way around. ;-)

  519. andrewberkshire says:

    Would never say you’re a Leafer HH. Just adding commentary.

  520. MusicMutt says:

    everyone forgets that Gilmour should have been ejected for a head butt earlier, hmm always leave that one out.

    And I also was cheering for a Leafs/Habs final….

  521. t1tan5 says:

    We do the same thing with Koivu in 2006 and that was only Game 3. I don’t think it’s pathetic to pin the series loss on a ref’s missed call. It’s better to blame the ref than our own players, IMO.

  522. SeriousFan09 says:

    Difference being the high-stick from Gretzky didn’t put Gilmour out of the series with a nearly disasterous eye injury.

     

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

  523. andrewberkshire says:

    MASSIVE difference to lose a player versus a missed call.

  524. t1tan5 says:

    Really? If the ref called the high stick on Williams, there’s a chance we win that game and go up 3-0. A team up 3-0 should win a series whether or not their captain is healthy. From there, who knows what happens…same thing with the Leafs. If Gretzky gets called, the Leafs may have won that game setting up an absolutely epic finals. My point is that both of these non-calls changed the complexions of their respective series one being more severe than the other. I agree with you that Leafs fans are pathetic on many many counts. However on this one, I am inclined to disagree with you. They have every right to still be bitter about this non-call.

  525. andrewberkshire says:

    The revisionist idea that a PP means an instant goal is ridiculous. Even if both missed calls were actually called, it likely wouldn’t have mattered. A single call doesn’t change the complexion of an entire series, especially if it’s not in an elimination game. The difference between the two scenarios you’re attempting to compare is that one included the loss of a team’s best player and captain to a (at the time considered) possible career ending injury. The other was a missed high stick call which happens every single game in the NHL.

  526. t1tan5 says:

    That high-stick on Gilmour was absolutely blatant. I would say that your statement regarding how this type of call is missed in every hockey game is a bit of a hyperbole. I don’t like “what if” scenarios, but it would be naive to say that if these two missed calls were called, it would not have mattered. Of course it would have mattered. In a game of inches, every little thing matters. Would it have changed the ultmate result of the respective games? I have no idea. But it must be acknowledged that the missed calls changed the way those games progressed. I understand and appreciate the difference between the two situations, but in my opinion both non-calls were devastating for either team.

  527. andrewberkshire says:

    Not hyperbole at all, a blatant call is missed every single NHL game.

  528. t1tan5 says:

    A blatant hook, hold, or interference, I agree. A blatant high stick is not in a grey zone as those aforementioned infractions. It’s essentially a black and white area. He either hit him in the face with his stick or he didn’t. In the case of a black and white call, it is inexcusable for a referee to miss it.

  529. showey47 says:

    You are correct,i can guarantee you that at least one  high stick (or some other obvious call) is missed every night and as you said,probably every game.

  530. Wayne says:

    Holy crap what a shot!

  531. Exit716 says:

    Toronto can’t handle the speed.

  532. Shiloh says:

    I heard that post in Thunder Bay.

  533. Hockey Socks says:

    domination

  534. Shiloh says:

    Can’t they avoid the offside?

  535. Wayne says:

    Lookin’ good to me Dawg

  536. Keith says:

    Damnit, so close to scoring there!

  537. SeriousFan09 says:

    That PK flipped the momentum back to the Habs and they remembered how fast they are, hope they remember that for the next 40 minutes.

     

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

  538. andrewberkshire says:

    I’ve never seen a goaltender look as consistently LOST on every single play as Gustavsson, and if you’d listen to Bob Cole you’d think he was Jacques Plante. He looks absolutely atrocious out there, and the shots are all missing the net or going off the post.

  539. Aybara says:

    Realllly hate getting no goals in a 17 shot period… All that effort for nothing, lets hope it didn’t tire them out.

  540. Wayne says:

    Bell centre security should cavity search the monster for horseshoes before the second frame.

  541. yukonhab says:

    Crazy effort!!

    Best game so far, just alot of sHHHtuff happening out there.

     

     

     

     

    – Price 31

  542. rocketsglare says:

    Boys came out to play tonight. But, you wonder if not burying those chances won’t come back

    to haunt us later.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  543. habsfaninboston says:

    I get the same feeling.

  544. habstrinifan says:

    Thanks Boone! Good job first period. I can breathe now! Get you goal scoring call ready Boone cause HABS netting 2 in the first five mins of 2nd period. We need you sharp!

  545. coachdoug says:

    Got snakebite?

    Hope we can start cashing in next period…

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

  546. Exit716 says:

    Cherry going off on Wilson. That’s hilarious.

     

  547. PrimeTime says:

    Thanks for the analysis of the 1st period CBC. Maybe time for some programming changes???

  548. andrewberkshire says:

    Don Cherry doing his weekly drive by on Subban. Retire please.

  549. Timo says:

    OMG, Cherry, you are the biggest joke in the world. A freaking waste of skin, you old POS!

    Ok, off to RDS.

  550. habguy says:

    how come leafs always get up for a game vs the habs, and habs never do?

    habs obviously learned nothing from te Nashville game.

    and it’s time  to start  booing Gomer.

    he belongs in Hamilton for good!

  551. TOEmastro says:

    Cherry should get high sticked…. that is all

  552. HFX-HabFan says:

    Cherry going off on Subban, using the Mike Richards clip to “back up” his views.

  553. Exit716 says:

    Cherry is a racist pig.

     

  554. Johnny_D says:

    Don Cherry is officially one of the biggest tools in hockey. Why would he side with Mike Richards, the most classless player in the NHL (aside maybe from Avery)

     

    Sheesssshhhh

  555. SeriousFan09 says:

    Don Cherry now using Mike Richards to help him dump on Subban and say the kid needs to get beat up.

    Hey Don, PK was ready to go, Mike Richards, in doing a tribute to Clarke’s career who he is trying to emulate was the one brave when seperated by the officials and the whistle came down, he wanted a piece of that coward’s hide.

     

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

  556. Chuck says:

    Great… Cherry on the “Subban’s disrespectful” train.

    So what EXACTLY did the kid do to warrant this criticizm?

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  557. Wayne says:

    Ha, my two large double double Tims after supper pays off! Woo Hoo, thanks Mike.

  558. TOEmastro says:

    that’s like quoting Collin Campbell for a comment on ethics

  559. Timo says:

    Man, switched to RDS and who’s there? Another big douche – Briere. Sigh. I can’t catch a break.

  560. topher5468 says:

    That was comical, Cherry, what a douche, 

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

  561. JIMVINNY says:

    Someone needs to put that old air bag out of his misery.  Just shut up, you piece of sh*t.

  562. rocketsglare says:

    Cherry always the consummate dick.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  563. Johnny_D says:

    Cherry …. knows …. nothing.

  564. habguy says:

    someone should be saying that to PK.

  565. habguy says:

    he tries to fight his teammates battles.

    I got news for you PK: they’re capable of fighting their own battles kid. they’re in the league longer than you.

    wise up or you’ll get punched out.

    you’re starting to piss me off!

  566. hablifting says:

    How about we just let the guys play?  Lets let Cherry anger these hand wringers and enjoy the show.  Talk about class…Good stuff.

  567. RGM says:

    Somewhere there’s a bridge wondering how its troll got access to the Internet.

    Go Habs Go!

  568. olematelot says:

    Are you even watching the game. Shots 17-10 for the habs. No comparism to the Nashville game

  569. Chuck says:

    So what you’re saying is that Richards and his ilk are afraid of getting their asses kicked by a rookie.

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  570. habguy says:

    Cherry is right!

    PK always opens his big mouth after te whistle.

    he shouldn’t try to babysit his teammates. what they’re not capable of protecting themselves.

    If I was his teammate, I’d be so pissed at him.

    he’s being disrespectful to his own teammates.

  571. TommyB says:

    Just thinking about Pat Burns, having the opportunity to coach both Montreal and Toronto during his career.  Imagine being on either side of that fence, let alone doing both.  You can add a very long list of players who have suited up for both teams during their careers.  The experience had to be incredible.

  572. yathehabsrule says:

    Burns and Dick Irvin were the only two to ever do it. Irvin too dief of cancer.

    ___________________________________________

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

  573. HFX-HabFan says:

    Milbury = windbag

  574. Ian Cobb says:

    Tim Peel,

    even when he was a ref in the OHL, he thought the fans came to
    see him do a job. He is the most frustrating ref in the league. He has
    a rent a cop attitude, wants always to be in charge, and he refs the score. 

    Even standing in
    line at the rink to have a leak he gets pushy. But I think he has to sit down to go.

  575. punkster says:

    Good one Ian.

  576. TOEmastro says:

    that might be the meanest, most accurate, thing you’ve posted all year( and that’s saying something as you’re my favourite poster here) . I tip my hat to you sir

  577. hablifting says:

    Holy crap.  That idiot just ran a piece on teen suicides.  What a moron!  Idiot.  Bafooon!!!!

  578. coachdoug says:

    Kings crowning the Broons…they look dangerous this year…I think the Kings will go to the finals this year

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

  579. andrewberkshire says:

    Very good guess, I don’t know if Quick is good enough to get them there, but he’s had a great start to the season.

  580. Aybara says:

    Kings/Habs final.. I hear Doughty’s stick has a little too much of a curve on it

  581. Shiloh says:

    Hey Boone – not one media-type has gone after the two biggest problems with the Campbell e-mails. Forget about the father-son thing or Marc Savard. Campbell was clearly steamed that a team was penalized late in a game and that a team was penalized to put them two men short. Refs had to know that calling penalties in those situations could jeopardize their employment – and that’s a huge issue. Also – if those kinds of penalties were called on the Rangers or Flyers was there a different reaction from Campbell if they were called on teams like the Habs?

    I haven’t seen one writer approach those points – it could be an important column.

  582. Mike says:

    My lines would be:

    AK-Pleks-Cam

    Eller-Gomez-Gionta

    Pouliot-Halpern-Darche

    Moen-Pyatt-Lapierre

     

    Hammerlik-Subban

    Spacek-Gorges

    Gill-Picard

    PP1:

    Cammy-Pleks-Gionta

    Hammerlik-Subban

    pp2:

    Pouliot-Gomez-Eller

    Spacek- AK (with him being 5-7 feet in front of the net)

  583. Antho says:

    Pouliout gomez n gionta was huge last year

    So was pyat laps n moen – they chipped in on some playoff games with some key goals

    I like the lineup but i think darche should be waived-ryan white or max pac should be up

  584. Rugger says:

    How about a team of players drafted with picks traded by the leafs?  EDIT Opps posted in the wrong place, this is in reference to the “all drafted” leafs team below

  585. Framlingem says:

    Strongly disagree with Cherry about Subban vs Richards, but good on CBC for spotlighting the Kid’s Help Phone.

  586. Ian Cobb says:

    Lot of fun sitting on the edge of our seats again, isn’t it. The whole year will be like this. One goal games.

  587. RGM says:

     

    Don
    Cherry is a moron. This is not news, of course. But wow, that’s really
    something that he casts his lot in with Mike Richards. To be expected
    given the thuggish nature of Bruins and Flyers, I suppose.

    Go Habs Go!

  588. PrimeTime says:

    Kids Help Phone Line…….FINALLY a public service from our national broadcaster!!

  589. ctony says:

    mcguire’s point about a lack of mainsteam media covering hockey in the us and mclean’s comment about traditional media vs. bloggers should be a bigger story.  especially after the islanders pulled press credentials from their leading blogger without warning.

     

    Islanders pull plug on reporter

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/islanders/it_ain_write_FivtaT4yFSTGThUs2v7pWI 

     

    if it won’t get boone in trouble, i’d love his thoughts on this

  590. Chuck says:

    Good thing that Boone doesn’t work for the Islanders!

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  591. HFX-HabFan says:

    What’s craziest about that is that Botta was actually part of the Isles’ PR team a few seasons ago.

  592. Stuck_in_To. says:

    Loving the CBC. First we have Cherry and then Eric Francis calling Cambell’s beligernece and truculence refreshing and honest. I would think refreshing and honest would not be biasing anyone against a player by calling him a fake artist and never, ever questioning people about their judgement concerning his son.

    Time to pay for a package that gets me RDS.

  593. SeriousFan09 says:

    Carey is making very good moves with the puck tonight when he has to handle it.

     

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

  594. Hockey Socks says:

    They should replace Colin Campbell with Jeremy Roenick.

  595. Matt_in_TO says:

    I think we need to put Eller with Cammy and Moen and Gomez with Pyatt and Weber.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  596. Keith says:

    Love the booo’s for Komitrashic.

  597. JIMVINNY says:

    Eller just has to get one eventually.  He’s been right there so many times.

  598. TOEmastro says:

    interfer…..you know what, forget it

  599. Shiloh says:

    Call it you blind idiots!

  600. andrewberkshire says:

    Man, Eller keeps coming SO close. And Toronto gets away with everything.

  601. Matt_in_TO says:

    If the refs are going to call it this way, they better call it even.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  602. JIMVINNY says:

    How many penalties are these f*ckers going to get away with?  That was a clear hook on Pouliot, and it prevented a goal, no less.  The ref HAS to call that.

     

  603. Keith says:

    laffs getting away with murder. Where’s the call ref?

  604. Wayne says:

    What is the SoG?

  605. Matt_in_TO says:

    Talk about disrespect!!!

     

    - In Price We Trust

  606. Hockey Socks says:

    PK! PK! PK!

  607. Timo says:

    That ref is so fired. 

  608. habsfaninboston says:

    OMG! They’re finally calling one on the Laffs.

  609. HFX-HabFan says:

    If we had actually scored on that sequence, I think the roof really could have come off.

  610. Keith says:

    Finally a leafer piece of garbage gets a penalty.

  611. Exit716 says:

    Wow, is CBC ever stupid. Wow….The ref has his hand up for 30 seconds and neither brain dead idiot can figure it out.

     

  612. RGM says:

    Carey Price had been out of the net for 40 seconds and Bob Cole thinks that a high stick made contact with the puck.

    Go Habs Go!

  613. Wayne says:

    Well… he did give the Leafs their chances b4 that call.

  614. coachdoug says:

    PP finally…

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

  615. JIMVINNY says:

    31-24 habs.

  616. SeriousFan09 says:

    Haha, +1

     

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

  617. SUMO says:

    PK doesn’t have to play like that? Well Cherry u don’t hv to dress like Liberace’s boyfriend. Jackass 

  618. topher5468 says:

    Awesome brother, well done

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

  619. J.J. of Turku says:

    LOL!

    Unbelievable… Hope he (and Richards) has to swallow his words soon…

    C’mon PK, score one for both of those idiots!

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  620. coachdoug says:

    Just got my new Hockey News and PK is on the cover…

    Sounds like Cherry is chirping about him…that’s why I will tolerate Benoit and the boys any night instead Cherry and the boys

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

  621. HFX-HabFan says:

    Bernier could be their Cam Ward in the playoffs.

  622. Antho says:

    RIP Pat Burns We will always love you!

     

    Hes going to play webber as a forward, awesome, solid developement JM your the man!

  623. andrewberkshire says:

    I’d like Mike Richards and Don Cherry to point out EXACTLY what about PK Subban’s game is disrespectful. Saying “he’s doing this disrespectful stuff” isn’t enough to indict a guy on National tv every Saturday.

  624. SeriousFan09 says:

    Subban was ready to go with Richards, Richards is the one who hid behind the officials. He really is trying to impersonate Bobby Clarke out there, bravest man there ever was when a referee was blocking the other guy or hiding behind Dave Schultz.

     

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

  625. HabFanSince72 says:

    “If he doesn’t show respect something’ll happen to him”.

    It’s like the mafia.

  626. ctony says:

    that pk is not commenting on this crap, speaks volumes about his respect and maturity.  cherry on the other hand, just piled on.  f-ing asshole.

  627. hablifting says:

    Uh he has commented..A few times.  http://www.google.com

  628. Stuck_in_To. says:

    I think what Ctony meant was that PK is not stooping to the level of Richards and Cherry and getting all bothered by their retarded comments.

    The best part is watching MacLean have to swallow Cherry’s crap. I rarely agree with MacLean and to watch him suffer his sold soul is sometimes gratifying.

  629. Timo says:

    Ok, come on Mods. Why Exit’s comment got deleted? He was only expressing what every single one of us was feeling. Seriously, people can’t stomach an F word anymore? 

  630. Propwash says:

    Read the TOU ;)

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  631. TOEmastro says:

    give it 5 more years, remember when they used to bleep out the word bitch and God damn on the radio, now both are fair game. ( my fave was when they stopped editing “get a job’ from the offspring)

  632. hablifting says:

    Timo, you being someone who is a producer of unpopular speech on occasion :) , you have to see that Exits comment was pretty stupid, no?  I see that there is some truth in what Cherry is saying in that running ones mouth may have negative consequences.  How can anyone disagree with that statement?  The only way you could if you’ve never played sport.

  633. Exit716 says:

    I think it was the non-filtered F-bombs.

    Cherry’s scouted PK since he was 14 and didn’t like him. Awesome. That’s why Don owns the record for the worst three year record for a CHL franchise.

  634. HFX-HabFan says:

    Thomas Vanek has been on a roll ever since he scored the OT winner in the Sabres “fan protest” game in Buffalo last week.

  635. Shiloh says:

    Interesting that Cherry didn’t have much to say about clowns like Avery when they came into the league. And isn’t it revealing that he says, “PK, or whatever his name is…”

    You can probably be assured that Cherry hasn’t liked PK for a long time – maybe not his idea of a good Canadian boy? Don’t worry – I won’t pull out the racist accusation – but Cherry’s continued carping could well get PK hurt.

  636. Propwash says:

    Jeebus H Chripes, can this “disrespect” non issue be put to bed already?

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat.

  637. duffy says:

    Cherry is a racist and CBC should do something about it.

  638. Larry says:

    How is PK being so disrespectful? He smiles when we win? He gives Price the low five? Every interview I have seen that kid give he is beyond reproach. Remember when Erik Cole completely disrespected Doug Gilmour in that playoff series? Where was the outcry then? OR when Crosby whined and whined from day one in this league. It is because PK plays for Montreal. And I don’t want to think it, but could it be something else?

  639. SUMO says:

    NO ONE ever calls Cherry on his”so-called” expert opinion. Bloody hell, opnions are cheap, everyone has one. If he was a GM, he’d make Milbury look like a genius.

     

  640. TOEmastro says:

    opinions are like eh-holes, everybody has one, no one wants to hear it (cherry’s comments. not directed at you)

  641. VancouverHab says:

    Instead of petulant adolescent obscenities against the person making the criticism of P.K., how about (like Mr. Berkshire for instance) addressing your remarks to, you know, what Don Cherry actually said.

    Which was that Subban is cocky, which Cherry praises, but is also abusive (I guess, now that I think of it, like several commenters here) which Cherry condems as disrespectful and certain to draw harsh response.

    Which, Gee, sounds like every army camp, sport team and dojo that I’ve ever belonged to….

  642. Johnny_D says:

    Bob Cole – “The Leafs look good on that attack”  ????  They didn’t get past the circles !

  643. RGM says:

    I have a Manitoba Moose pocket schedule on my desk that would be a better GM than Milbury, what’s your point?

    Go Habs Go!

  644. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Don Cherry, the mediocre Coach …is today an entertainer …I admit find him an antidote to the usual seriousness of a televised hockey game production …I admit there are lots of his opinions I agree with

    …BUT, when it comes to My Habs …the SOB sure knows how to lob a grenade in the room

    …bet Your life, if PK came up to the Bruins, or for that matter, the Calorado Snow Flakes …Don Cherry would NOT change a thing about PK Subban

    …only problem with Cherry is PK is wearing the wrong sweater

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  645. HabFanSince72 says:

    The Monster is shaky. We need to be more opportunistic.

     

  646. Matt_in_TO says:

    Officials disrespecting PK there

     

    - In Price We Trust

  647. Wayne says:

    Next goal wins

  648. Matt_in_TO says:

    He still thinks Bower is in net for the leafs

     

    - In Price We Trust

  649. Keith says:

    And Knob Hole let’s on like nothing happens. Retire please Bob.

  650. HFX-HabFan says:

    It’s quite possible that “habguy” is our favourite Toronto troll of yore, Jeff.

  651. RGM says:

    They better smarten up. I’m not saying I’m gonna do it, but they better learn some respect or something will happen to them.

    Go Habs Go!

  652. VancouverHab says:

    He’s not mediocre — he won the Jack Adams trophy and (as asst’nt) the ’76 Canada Cup….

  653. RGM says:

    I’m still waiting for our first Sundin reference.

    Go Habs Go!

  654. coachdoug says:

    Slipping back to a lot of perimeter shots…gonna have to start getting dirty if they want to find the back of the net…

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

  655. TOEmastro says:

    I loved having Jeff here. Made for some playful back and forth

  656. Wayne says:

    Gill stellar on those 2 sequences.

  657. danedmunds says:

    anyone know a good place to find a deal for hotels for a habs game?

  658. RGM says:

    How many Stanley Cups?

    Go Habs Go!

  659. Matt_in_TO says:

    hotels.ca

     

    - In Price We Trust

  660. habstrinifan says:

    Come on Habs! Time for a goal!

     

  661. habstrinifan says:

    Come on Habs! Time for a goal!

     

  662. HFX-HabFan says:

    Healy claiming that Price was a regular season MVP in the AHL…that never happened. 

    Yet some people around here consider him to be an expert…

  663. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …with all due respect Professor …Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito et al won Don Cherry the Jack Adams …a better than mediocre coach of the Bruins during those years would have MORE than 2 Cups

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  664. PrimeTime says:

    Eller is really finding his game….gonna be a good one someday!

  665. Matt_in_TO says:

    I don’t think PK’s backswing is big enough

     

    - In Price We Trust

  666. SeriousFan09 says:

    Subban still wasting time with those windups.

     

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

  667. VancouverHab says:

    None.

    But he was a finalist, and with the other successs that I list is my proof that he is not a mediocre coach.

    But see H.i.S. above…

  668. Timo says:

    Cammi is trying to rival Gomez there right now. 

  669. coachdoug says:

    I stayed at the Best Western last year just down from the Bell Center and it was very nice and reasonably priced…

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

  670. JIMVINNY says:

    He was playoff MVP.  But who, exactly, is calling Healy an expert?

  671. Chuck says:

    Maybe it’s his backswing that’s so disrespecting.

    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  672. HFX-HabFan says:

    Bruins down 3-1 to LA halfway through the second.

  673. HabFanSince72 says:

    Healy makes Mike Milbury seem thoughtful.

     

  674. VancouverHab says:

    Hmm.. yes, I admit that that is a good argument.

  675. SUMO says:

    I think he’s trying to put in thru the boards.

  676. HFX-HabFan says:

    I know he was the playoff MVP in ’07, Healy mentioned that too.

    habguy/hablifting (Jeff?) is going after anyone who criticizes Cole/Milbury/Healy etc.

  677. Framlingem says:

    http://www.hihostels.ca/quebec/177/HI-Montreal.hostel :-) Hostels are pretty classy joints – free wifi, discounts on various touristy things, and they’ve got private rooms for about half the price of a hotel room. “Youth” hostel is increasingly a misnomber. I stay in hostels when I travel, and they’re fantastic.

  678. HabFanSince72 says:

    He won the Habs a cup with his too many men on the ice penalty.

     

  679. Hockey Socks says:

    Love seeing Pleks talk trash.

  680. Medfly says:

    Cole is so out to lunch.

  681. HabFanSince72 says:

    Poor guy. 30 good seconds with the ref having his arm up and he didn’t notice.

     

  682. Shiloh says:

    45 seconds after Price leaves the net Cole is surprised that a penalty is being called. Time for his pabulum.

  683. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hey, you spend most of your week in a cryogenic chamber and see how on the ball you are!

     

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

  684. andrewberkshire says:

    Dear Martin, what’s the point in starting Weber if he isn’t on the first wave of the PP?

  685. HFX-HabFan says:

    Yannick Weber is on the ice on the PP!

  686. Timo says:

    Here is Weber. The goal is guaranteed.

  687. andrewberkshire says:

    WHAT A PASS BY KOMISAREK!!

  688. Hockey Socks says:

    VINTAGE CAMMALLERI!

  689. Timo says:

    What did I say?

  690. Exit716 says:

    What a set up from Komi. LMAO!

  691. RGM says:

    Fantastic pass by Mike Komisarek!!!!

    Go Habs Go!

  692. Wops says:

    KOMISAREKKK KOMI SAREKKKKK

  693. JIMVINNY says:

    Couldn’t happen to a better idiot.

  694. HFX-HabFan says:

    Gift-wrapped for Cammy.

    Truculence!

  695. TOEmastro says:

    komi is still on our team?

  696. HabFanSince72 says:

    Thanks Komi you donkey.

  697. petrov14 says:

    WOOOOOooooooOOOOOOO!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  698. habsfaninboston says:

    Nice pass to Cammy!  Thank you!

  699. coachdoug says:

    Signature Cammy from the knee!!!!!! Nice goal…the PP lives!!!

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

  700. Hockey Socks says:

    Don’t need a lip-reader to know what “The Monster” was saying.

  701. Timo says:

    Komi should get an honorable assist. I LOVE it!!!

  702. Wayne says:

    Yessir… Komo gets an assist.

  703. Matt_in_TO says:

    Was that Komisarek that made the pass?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  704. PrimeTime says:

    THANKS KOMI!!!

  705. Exit716 says:

    Komi has as many points for the habs as Eller.

     

  706. Keith says:

    Cammy snipes er!!WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Nice pass Komi! HAHAHA!!!!!!!!

  707. HFX-HabFan says:

    Komisarek craps the bed and then the Monster drops an F-bomb on national tv = priceless.

  708. SeriousFan09 says:

    Komisarek’s best pass ever to a Hab.

     

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

  709. captaink4life says:

    GREAT pass by Komisarek :) 

    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  710. HabFanSince72 says:

    Refs suck.

  711. Shiloh says:

    Great pass, Komisarek – just like Cammy likes them.

  712. Matt_in_TO says:

    “oh shit, we’ve got to get the leafs back in this game!” – Tim Peel

     

    - In Price We Trust

  713. J.J. of Turku says:

    Smartest pass in hockey… To the front of own net.

     

    http://media.turku.fi/kamera1.html

  714. topher5468 says:

    My thoughts exactly

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

  715. Big Ted says:

    Sadly, that may not be a joke to Peel.

  716. Exit716 says:

    I think Don Cherry is a moron. The constant Habs bashing by CBC wears on me. I guess that makes me “stupid”.

     

  717. Timo says:

    I am all ears to here the examples of PK being disrespectful. 

  718. dicktracy says:

    Remember the old recipe for the Cup. 2 years of Pat Burns, 1 year Jacques Demers. Thank you Pat for providing the base for our 23rd Stanley Cup. Happy the leafs didn’t get the cookbook.

  719. Wayne says:

    TO gets the next penalty here fer shur, I can taste it. We score, Price shuts out the last 30mins and we win. I called it…

  720. Exit716 says:

    Don Cherry’s Rock’em Sock’em 22…Available now at Wal Mart…

    Is that the definition of “The Evil of Two Lessers”?

     

  721. Bill says:

    Re: Cherry, it is like this.

    HNIC hates the Habs. They know Hab fans are watching tonight, so Cherry makes sure to piss us all off. That’s all there is to it.

    Anyone enjoying how the HNIC crew calls the game in terms of “what the Leafs need to do is”?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  722. Hockey Socks says:

    CA-REY! CA-REY! CA-REY!

  723. HabFanSince72 says:

    Carey is Zen tonight.

     

  724. Wayne says:

    CAREY  CAREY

  725. Exit716 says:

    Gorges is having a hard time trying to compensate for Gill’s lack of speed.

     

  726. Keith says:

    Pricey doing it again!

  727. Timo says:

    Gomez and Cammi line creates more defensive problems than all of the leafs offense combined.

  728. Wops says:

    Can people stop whining about PK’s windup… Its not that bad and still the most dangerous on the Habs blueline

  729. andrewberkshire says:

    How is it Toronto hasn’t taken a penalty yet?

  730. Bill says:

    Jacques Martin, what kind of match-up is Gomez vs the Leafs top line?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  731. ctony says:

    great game.  so much better than watching paint dry nashville snore-fest 

  732. TOEmastro says:

    I hope the refs choke on the whistles they swallowed

  733. HabFanSince72 says:

    Is the Monster lucky or good?

  734. SeriousFan09 says:

    That was a nice bit of obstruction on Halpern wasn’t it? A tribute to Pat Burns tonight and pre-lockout hockey.

     

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

  735. Hockey Socks says:

    Who else is loving Price’s body language this year? The ICEMAN is back.

  736. petrov14 says:

    Better get one by soon. If Leafs score first the whole game could turn….

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  737. JIMVINNY says:

    WTF is that?  Versteeg horsecollars him, and only Laps gets the penalty?  That’s horsesh*t.

  738. HabFanSince72 says:

    Outrageous!

  739. Bill says:

    WHat was the penalty call?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  740. Matt_in_TO says:

    2 minutes for wearing a red jersey

     

    - In Price We Trust

  741. Exit716 says:

    Awesome. They call a penalty on Lapierre for playing hard. What a load of crap.

  742. Timo says:

    I hope Team Peel does not … argh.. nevermind. You all know what I want to say.

  743. Exit716 says:

    Awesome. They call a penalty on Lapierre for playing hard. What a load of crap.

  744. Shiloh says:

    What did he do? Horseshit reffing – claiming he dove when the Loaf guy grabbed him.

  745. coachdoug says:

    Laps WTF…not a good time for a penalty…

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

  746. Wayne says:

    Carey pulls one out of the rafters!!!

  747. Propwash says:

    PK must have 360 deg view. Saw a replay where he deked a hit.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  748. Keith says:

    OMFG!!! CAREY!!!!!

  749. habsfaninboston says:

    How did we end up on the short end of the stick?

  750. andrewberkshire says:

    Kadri just hangs out at the blueline his entire shift. Wilson is right to say he has bad habits.

  751. SeriousFan09 says:

    Connor McKenna of Team 990 tweets that we have a line of Gomez, Cammy and Moen to start the night, Hamrlik-Spacek on the D. JM has cracked out the Carbo line-combo wheel for his 1200th game.

     

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

  752. nickster13 says:

    link to watch the game? thanks

  753. topher5468 says:

    Pat Burns just epitomized class, I remember thinking when I was younger that if he were my coach, I would always want to do what ever he said as to not make him mad

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

  754. Aerobiz says:

    Ah, I see what you did there.

  755. topher5468 says:

    ???

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

  756. habs-hampton says:

    Can someone help me?

    A co-worker and I bet $1 on every Mtl-Tor game for the last 25 years. Now we are arguing who has the better record over that time (since 1985). Of course I know I’m winning, but can’t prove it.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on where I could find the head-to-head results since 1985?

    Thanks

  757. SeriousFan09 says:

    Burke and Phaneuf in the pressbox squeezed into a fantastic HNIC video montage, Hackey Night in Toranna is alive and well.

     

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

  758. HFX-HabFan says:

    Don’t forget Gustavsson either.

    On our side, Price and Laps were the only current Habs that I saw.

  759. Exit716 says:

    Phaneuf needs to lose the Ed Grimley hair thing though.

     

  760. habs001 says:

    same chance as vs any other team…thats the type of team we are ..all games one goal games

  761. Born in a Bad Year says:

    Just loved the Doug Harvey spinarama at the blue line followed with a wrist shot to the top corner of the net, now where have i seen that lately???

  762. HFX-HabFan says:

    Tonight’s CBC crew: Cole, Healy and Galley.

    Great, a senile old man who should have retired over a decade ago, a sourpuss ex-backup goalie, and a Sens homer.

  763. andrewberkshire says:

    WOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  764. Hockey Socks says:

    BOONE, YOU’RE A GENIUS. THEY DID INDEED SCORE!

  765. showey47 says:

    its a jinx on the leaf goalie

  766. topher5468 says:

    Hey Showey, Thanks

    well, I hope it works.

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

  767. HFX-HabFan says:

    WHAT A DEFLECTION!!!

  768. C3P1 says:

    no way were getting any offensive production from cammy tonight…way to break him off of pleks, JM.  douche.

    _________________________________________________

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

  769. petrov14 says:

    F-YEAHHHHH!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  770. JIMVINNY says:

    WOOOOOO!!! EAT IT, REF!!!!

  771. Matt_in_TO says:

    Karma is a bitch!! 

     

    - In Price We Trust

  772. Wayne says:

    HALPERN HALPERN HALPERN

  773. Timo says:

    YEEEAAAAAAH!!!! EAT SH!T YOU EFFING LAFFS!!! EAT SH!T CBC!!!!

  774. RGM says:

    Halpern!

    Go Habs Go!

  775. HabFanSince72 says:

    HA HA. Karma.

     


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