TEAM win

No passengers.

And a VERY good night for Jacques Martin.

508 Comments

  1. Chorske says:

    I’d rather have a guy who scores a point per game over three games, than who gets a hat trick in one.

    Now all we need to do is find all the guys on waivers who have a point per game… and pick one. Preferably French. And over 6’2″.

  2. Plek-Andrew says:

    Hey JF,

    I’ve been busy with school!

    And people generally disagreed with me because I was a cocky little pr*ck lol…

    I’m wondering if I should go back to that? haha

  3. Chorske says:

    Hee. Verkakte has to be one of my fave yiddish words.

    I think I already posted this, but I think O’Byrne is the new Chipchura. Occasional flashes of basic functionality, some frustrating steps backward, all of which lead to uncertainty as to whether the player is NHL worthy. With O’Byrne, I think if he were 6’0″ tall his goose would already be cooked. But he has that one magical attribute of being HUGE. It ends there, at least as far as JM is concerned. I don’t think O’Byrne willl get a regular shift in the lineup as long as JM is coach. Ergo, yeah, he may not be done, but he is in the oven.

  4. J.T. says:

    Now is the time to claim guys on waivers…while the Habs are sitting around the bottom of the standings.  I know Brunnstrom has been a bust, but he scored a hat trick in his first NHL game.  He’s got to have something, right?  A hat trick in your first NHL game is like starting the season 3-0.  Any team that does that is definitely going to make the playoffs, right?

    http://habsloyalist.blogspot.com

  5. RGM says:

    Pretty crazy about Brunnstrom – he was a hot commodity only a couple years ago. When the 08-09 season began he was second only to Stamkos in terms of rookie hype.

    Go Habs Go!

  6. mjames says:

    Weren’t Martin St Louis and Marc Savard also on waivers at one time. Pierre, you never know. 

     

    mjames

  7. Thomas Le Fan says:

    Funny stuff from Down Goes Brown. How true, in most cases. 

    Moore was a nice find last year but honestly, does anyone think he will suddenly become a 30 goal scorer just to spite us? 15 goal scorers are almost the proverbial ‘dime a dozen’ and under the cap guys like Moore who have a good year may find themselves priced out of hockey.    

  8. SeriousFan09 says:

    Thomas Vanek: no points and -4 over 4GP so far, I think we can cope.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  9. Fant-HAB-ulous says:

    I agree. I think JM is still doing try-outs for the 7th d-man. Markov is supposed to come back next Thursday, so why not give Picard a shot for one game. I don’t think it’s a knock on O’Byrne.

    http://www.ladyloveshockey.com

  10. Mike Boone says:

    Your profile being “Pains in the Ass, based in Alberta”.

    KIDDING!

    You know we luv ya, Timo!

  11. JF says:

    Where have you been all this time?  I used to enjoy your posts although I often disagreed with you.

    You could be right about Ak46.  He looks much more involved than last year and he’s playing with an edge, which we never used to see.

    I still think Pouliot could become a solid top-six although not a superstar.  He’s actually looked quite good so far, and apparently he’s taking his “demotion” in a better spirit than he did last year.

    I’m not sure Eller’s ready for top line duty except in short spells.  That said, I’d like to see him up there tonight rather than Moen.

    Price looks great so far.  The team needs to get him a few wins.

  12. 24 Cups says:

    Wow – that’s quite a return to H I/O!

    Eller is a solid prospect but he’s just in his first year.  Let’s not put this guy in a position that’s way over his head.

    Pouliot will never be a superstar.  His ‘name’ wasn’t a factor in Minnesota and he shite the bed there.  He can be a top six guy but I’m starting to get fed up hearing about his lack of confidence.  What does he want?  He came in here and was basically been given a top six job without having earned it.  Time to step up.

    I hope you’re right about Andrei.  This is his last kick at the can in Montreal and if he fails that means we got dick squat out of the best draft year in ages.

    I’m not worried about Price.

    We are a wildcard when it comes to winning the Cup.  I’m willing to play along in order to keep my sanity on this site. 

    P.S. Will we see you at the Summit?

  13. scrowe21 says:

    Pouliot is not a superstar..lol.. but I felt like he was playing with plenty of confidence so far this year, he’s hitting a lot, got a couple assists and a few scoring chances..Dunno why he got moved around. I hope this doesn’t screw him up even more… If anyone needs to pick it up on that line its our captain. He has been invisible.

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/42186790

    2 on 1 Fake pass deke

  14. Timo says:

    Your problem, JT, is that you’ve answered the question thruthfully. No good can come from that.

  15. pathockey1 says:

    Markov-Subban
    Hamrlik-Spacek
    Gill-Gorges
    Thats a pretty good top 6

  16. Plek-Andrew says:

    Just a few thoughts from the Plekster:

    Lars Eller should be given a shot on the first line. His speed, vision, agility and tremendous puckhandling skills should compliment Gionta and Gomez quite well. The only problem? Too much circling around and not enough shooting lol. Nothing that can’t be adjusted, however!

    Pouliot NEEDS to re-gain his confidence. He is a superstar, without an ounce of a doubt, yet there is something blocking him from achieving his potential just yet… Could it be the pressure of having the name “Pouliot” in Quebec that’s hurting him? Hmm…

    Andrei Kostitsyn is going to have a breakthrough season. I’ve never seen him play with such intensity and LOVE for the game. With his brother gone, and as hundreds have pointed out, there will be less distractions for #46 going into the season. I’m also starting to sense a revival in terms of his hockey sense… he finally HAS some! He seems to know where to go MOST of the time… In my opinion, he just needs to learn to position himself along the boards to support his teammates. All in due time…

    Carey Price is concentrated. Forget talk of his skills; he is razor SHARP and focused like he once used to when he first broke into the NHL. Only thing left now is to see if the team is capable of minimizing shots and scoring more often.

     

    I have to agree with everyone who thinks it’s foolish to conserve a 2-goal lead halfway through the game. There isn’t really much more I can add to that lol

    Finally, a note of controversy;

    The 2010-2011 Montreal Canadiens are a Stanely Cup contender this year.

    Should Pouliot, Kostitsyn, Eller and Price find a certain level of consistency, who’s to say our offense is lacking in any sense?

     

  17. scrowe21 says:

    Only prospect they should consider throwing in that trade is Maxwell.. Spacek and Maxwell for Bieksa would be ok I guess.

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/42186790

    2 on 1 Fake pass deke

  18. Timo says:

    “We thank you for your precious collaboration; it is greatly appreciated.
    Unfortunately, we have reached the number of participants your profile.”

     

    LMAO

  19. Rugger says:

    I tried to take the survey but couldn’t get past the first question, do you promise to answer thoughtfully?  This is an HI/O survey isn’t it?

  20. forskis says:

    It is too bad OB has to sit tonight, but I do not think it is the end for him in the CH.  He has done alright so far this season and JM HAS to have noticed that.  Besides his occasional panic attacks, which will take time to get over, you do not notice him as much as before, and that is a good thing if you want to be a steady defenceman.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  21. Propwash says:

    Took the survey…..whats all this stuff about giving away my firstborn upon signing up to HIO?! O_o

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  22. Chuck says:

    Exclusionist pigs. Tell it that you’re from Montreal.

  23. Chuck says:

    I took the survey. (Mike, I’ll expect a pint from you at the Summit)

  24. J.T. says:

    Tried your silly survey.  It doesn’t want my opinion.

    http://habsloyalist.blogspot.com

  25. light_n_tasty says:

    Keeping in mind you said “assuming it’s true”…

    Yes, I would trade for Bieksa.  Any one of Spacek, Hamrlik, O’Byrne and a pick/prospect.  Ideally, it would be Spacek, because Hamrlik’s contract will be gone in the offseason anyways, and we would need to lose both Hamrlik’s and Spacek’s contracts to fit both Bieksa and Markov’s hefty new contract under the cap next season.

    Bieksa is basically Komisarek, but faster, with skillz, and a shot.  So I guess not at all like Komisarek.  But he would be a great pairing with Markov, imo.

  26. Sith says:

    That better be the last survey. :)

  27. Fant-HAB-ulous says:

    Ahhh.. and I apologize for not getting all levels of sarcasm :)

  28. king ddd says:

    who the hell is bieksa

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  29. Chuck says:

    Yeah… let the kid play!

  30. matraque says:

    CKAC talked with Gilbert… He was not invited.

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    Canadien en 5!
    Never go Full Retard
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svwGRJA28lY&feature=related

  31. Habscore says:

    Hey guys!! I’m in TO today, and was wondering, are the Leafs playing or will they show the Habs’ game on CBC or TSN?? Anybody knows? Thanks!!
    ……………………………………………………………….
    YES HABS CAN!!

  32. 24 Cups says:

    M – Same goes for O’Byrne!!!

  33. Propwash says:

    I’m going to Hurley’s to watch the game upstairs on the big screen.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  34. WarHero says:

    Pretty much what most people think I assume, LOL!

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    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  35. RS says:

    We’ve seen exciting flashes before. If he gives us 40 good games over the whole season, it will be progress. And I consider myself to one of his fans.

  36. Chuck says:

    I’m conflicted… the last time the Leafs got off to a 4-0 start, the Habs won the Cup. Does that mean that I have to root for them tonight?

  37. TommyB says:

    The Aud was great for that.  You could arrive early to watch the pre-game warmup and stand right behind the visitor’s net.  Can’t do that in the HSBC.

  38. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’d say Eklund’s report means we have no interest in him at all and this trade is never going to happen, just like the Brule, Cogliano and Frolov rumours that he ran for 2 years straight before he pulled Bieksa out of his fat ***.

    Bieksa’s nothing special.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  39. sidhu says:

    Grandmaster B is not going?

  40. scrowe21 says:

    im just hoping he keeps it up..that goal was sick

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/42186790

    2 on 1 Fake pass deke

  41. sidhu says:

    Valabik is big, but only had 15 hits in 23 games last year.  He’s softer than Chantal’s ____

  42. WarHero says:

    Per La Eklund:

    “Kevin Bieksa has shown up to play this year and has a new lease on life recently playing with Dan Hamhuis, but last night another major source of mine told me the Canadiens WILL trade for Bieksa when Salo returns. “They love him and the Canucks are thrilled Bieksa is playing better so they can get more in return…eventually.”

    Take what you want from it ….

    For fun, assuming it’s true, what are your thoughts?

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    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  43. megagoten says:

    i’d rather give the ice-time to boyd and see if he can turn himself into something

  44. Chuck says:

    Where are you sitting? And should I tell her that you call her Peggy?  :)

  45. danedmunds says:

    going tonight… come say hi to peggy and i. GO HABS GO

  46. WarHero says:

    How come no one is talking about AK46?

    Seems like the kid has come to play this year. He was a bulldog in the Tampa game and that goal was a beauty :)

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    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  47. WarHero says:

    Price :)

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    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  48. WarHero says:

    You are absolutely right. Besides only Subban & Picard have 2-ways for the d-men, and it cetainly ain’t Subban that’s being sent down :)

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  49. Chorske says:

    As was I. I apologize for not making that clearer.

  50. HABSsince92 says:

    Actually the ceremony might be pretty good tonight. I know that Henri Richard will be part of the ceremonies. Can’t wait for work to be over so I can get to HSBC! Go Habs Go!

     

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

  51. twocents says:

    Absolutely, when Markov is back, the six man D is solid.

  52. Fant-HAB-ulous says:

    I think JT was being sarcastic.

    http://www.ladyloveshockey.com

  53. RS says:

    I think you’re right. If all the D are healthy, somebody has to go to Hamilton. It’s most likely to be Picard.

    Martin is giving him another game with the Habs before he heads to the AHL.

  54. RS says:

    Yes, if current D includes Markov.

  55. 21BIGGionta says:

    I would rather have boyd and Halpern than Moore (even though Moore is a great player).

    And any word on who starts in goal (99% sure its price but who knows?)

  56. Fansincebirth says:

    Does anyone think our current collection of D-men is going to cut it for us this year?

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

  57. Plek-Andrew says:

    24 cups!!!

    Yes the Plekster is back after years of inactivity!

    I’m sorry to stir the pot right away but I have to disagree with anyone who disagrees with me (lol) concerning Poutliot.

    That man WILL be a superstar and has all the abilities to do so - size, speed, soft hands, great shot, good vision of the ice, youth.

    He is a total package except for the fact that for some strange reason, he is ALWAYS FALLING!

    Can someone PLEASE explain that to me?! Am I the only one who noticed that he hits the ground at least 5 times per game?

    Confidence…. that’s what he’s lacking!

    Remember how Plekanec’s confidence skyrocketed season after season? Look at him now; untouchable and wearing an A in last night’s game…

    Let’s stay patient with Pouliot.

    24 Cups, you’re right in saying that he was given first line duty without having earned it and so it is time for him to step up!

    And I’d love to come to the summit! I haven’t been to the Bell Centre in close to two years but would love to go watch this team because for the first time in a VERY long time,

    I’m proud of who the Canadiens are! 

  58. Chorske says:

    I don’t get it either. O’Byrne must be thinking, “they ask me to hit people and play responsibly. I do that, and get sent to the pressbox… while Subban, who handed the game to the Bolts, gets a slap on the wrist.”

  59. Born in a Bad Year says:

    Okay what’s the thinking here?

    Take out the player who has 11 hits in three games with no giveaways and replace him with a player with no hits and a giveaway in two games, who plays softer than any player I can ever remember on a Habs roster. A complete spectator in a goal fot the opposition in each of the games he played in.

    Maybe it is the offence upside? No, nothing there.  One shot in two games despite four minutes of power play time.  Wow, if I were a Sabre I might not even show up tonight.

    That should be great?

  60. SeriousFan09 says:

    Can we get some context on these players who go unnamed?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  61. RGM says:

    Good chances so far. Keep it going!

    Go Habs Go!

  62. showey47 says:

    I really don’t think our PP is that bad,we just seem to whiff on some golden oppurtunities.

  63. JIMVINNY says:

    Spacek’s shot is almost a total waste.  He can barely get it off the ice, and it hit Miller dead center.  How is that ever going to beat a goalie like Miller?

  64. Matt_in_TO says:

    Would that not be a penalty?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  65. Habhopeful says:

    not from behing but to the side and pretty clear interference no?

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  66. habaholic68NJ says:

    Blindside hit from behind and no penalty. Pathetic

  67. spos080808 says:

    Blindside hit anybody?

  68. RJB says:

    That was a hit from behind on Hammer…I think

    “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

  69. habaholic68NJ says:

    How did Pleks miss on the open net?

  70. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hey hitting from behind and no penalty, great work Devorski.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  71. kempie says:

    This one already has that familiar ugly smell.

  72. king ddd says:

    mcarthur does it again. wow

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  73. JIMVINNY says:

    According to the new rules, only hits where the head is either targeted or the principle point of contact will be penalized.  Apparently, dirty hits to the ribs are fine.

  74. king ddd says:

    then again didnt aaron voros on a scoring spree for the first few games last year.. what happened to him after

     

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  75. TripleX says:

    Who the heck is Clarke McArthur he scored again!  Komisarek scores a few seconds later.  WTF?

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  76. Bryan says:

    Didn’t he win the Art Ross?

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  77. Fansincebirth says:

    WOW, JM sure looked intense there, he actually grimaced…..or farted.

     

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

  78. Chorske says:

    Mark my words, something is wrong with Cammalleri. He has looked completely off his game from day one.

  79. scott9002ca says:

    wtf! call him for diving!

  80. TripleX says:

    1P 1:37

    Gomez skating is lovely to watch. By far, the best part of his game

     

    That sir is a classic!

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  81. habaholic68NJ says:

    Indigestion

  82. JIMVINNY says:

    Great work by Gorges and Price on that breakaway.  Funny how a great chance for us turns into a better chance for them.

  83. Saint-Laz HabsFan says:

    Just curious ,,,, is there a reason why we are wearing our REDS in Buffalo?
    Is there any signifigance?

  84. SeriousFan09 says:

    This season’s career overachiever.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  85. solomio says:

    First period : Habs slightly off.
    Buffalo way off.

  86. Keith says:

    Not a bad period. Price was sharp on that last sequence.

  87. Danno says:

    Hemorhoids

     

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

  88. forskis says:

    I don’t know about you guys but it is really weird for me to see and hear a Nidermayer associated with the Sabres…

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  89. SeriousFan09 says:

    I think when Buffalo opened as a club you wore White at home so they’re doing that as part of their lame 40th anniversary night.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  90. larisalapointe says:

    The Sabre’s crowd looks like they have been sitting in their same chairs for 40 years. What a boring ambience. Love the Bell Centre for that alone.

  91. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    He will get into the groove soon.

    Remember last season it took him 7 games to register a goal.

  92. TripleX says:

    Kessel just scored again, three goals in like three minutes to go up 3-1 on the Rangers in NYC.

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  93. habaholic68NJ says:

    IMO Miller is the best goalie in the league and he looks sharp tonight.  We will only score dirty goals tonight so the boys better start getting bodies in front of him and throw everything on the net.

  94. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bulldogs behind the ball after the 1st, 2-1 for the Rochester Americans, Kyle Klubertanz scores his first goal as a Bulldog, assisted by Ben Maxwell and Frederic St-Denis.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  95. forskis says:

    The Leafs look good right now, we may dismiss it as their season’s hot streak or whatever, but they look good right now.  Also, despite what many predicted, the Habs actually look better than most anticipated.  And quite honestly, it does not really matter how the Leafs do unless they are playing the Habs.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  96. Fansincebirth says:

    Brain fart…..

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

  97. Saint-Laz HabsFan says:

    OK .. that makes sense, and yes in 1970 we would have been wearing white at home

    merci

  98. Bill says:

    Charitable. I think the Habs have looked mediocre to bad. Is that “better than expected”? Perhaps it is …

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  99. Chorske says:

    True. There are guys like this- slow out of the gate.

    Only thing is, I don’t remember him looking disinterested, or a step behind. He just looked unlucky, and it was just a matter of time before things started clicking for him.

    I hope the same thing is happening this year, cos so far, he’s weirdly out of sync.

  100. Chorske says:

    premature ejaculation…. REALLY premature

  101. Chorske says:

    I like it. I grew up in the era of light-jerseys-at-home.

  102. TripleX says:

    From what I just witnessed in the first period they have not progressed from last season.  Still far too passive and no attack five on five.  Is there even one line that aggressively forechecks and drives to the net?

    ps  I am talking about the Habs

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  103. forskis says:

    Granted it is not saying much, but from what I can tell, the 5-on-5 is not scoring goals like you said, but it seems to be a bit more agressive and tenacious…at least when the Pleks line is on.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  104. petrov14 says:

    Me too. I still (by accident) call white jerseys home jerseys.

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  105. Danno says:

    wet fart

     

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

  106. habaholic68NJ says:

    Bum cooties

  107. Fansincebirth says:

    shart….

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

  108. scott9002ca says:

    Hey i’m sure I saw more than just 1 shot get through???

  109. king ddd says:
    3P 7:45:

    Moen’s best game as a Hab?

     

    he always played his best for us infact i think we should give him a long term contract and make him finish his career here.

     

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  110. HFX-HabFan says:

    Got home to see the tail end of the second, but haven’t been able to get on til just now because of the server’s discrimination against me.

    Nice to see some O from the D, but aside from Moen, where are our forwards tonight?

  111. TripleX says:

    3P 7:45

    Moen’s best game as a Hab?

     


    LOL  Mr. Boone thy name is hyperbole.

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  112. floatingineather says:

    when your DMen have to score and defend…………..

  113. SeriousFan09 says:

    Louis Leblanc scores the only goal of the SO to get a 3-2 win for the Montreal Juniors!

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  114. Bill says:

    That was classic Gomez right there. In 1 on 1, doesn’t shoot, pass to a guy with two men on him, turnover …

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  115. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Good job Price – keep it up!

    MAN, GOMEZ DO SOMETHING – Instead of just dumping the puck into the corners to no one.

  116. SUMO says:

    price’s glove hand. holy cow!!!

  117. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I swore so loud when he did that. Either he’s afraid to shoot or he’s a lazy bum.

  118. punkster says:

    Completely covered and nobody with him. He finally passed to the only guy trailing the play.\\What is it with the Gomer trashers here tonight?

  119. shootdapuck says:

    M. Boone

     

    Passivity = the JM one goal lead system!

     

    “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″

  120. TripleX says:

     

    Paraphrasing Mr. Boone, but Gomez sure skates purty.   Too bad you don’t get points in the NHL for skating with perfect edging.

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  121. Bill says:

    Tonight? I’m here every night, Dave :)

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  122. spos080808 says:

    This is a joke right?

    He is coming down on his off side. It was either try for a shot that 100% of the time would have been deflected, just skate all along the boards which would kill the play, or wait for the trailer…He made the right choice in looking for one of his teammates coming down the middle…You should learn how to play hockey before speaking.

  123. Bill says:

    On the bright side, I heard the NHL is going to start using Russian judges and artistic impression as the new playoff tiebreaker.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  124. Matt_in_TO says:

    Okay so which Hab is about to take a penalty?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  125. byrneoNL says:

    The JM Turtle Shell does not make for exciting hockey.

  126. HFX-HabFan says:

    Pouliot trying the Latendresse wraparound!

  127. TripleX says:

    Right choices are dependent on the score and what time it is in the game.  Might not be the right choice with a one goal lead to throw the puck into the middle of the ice.

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  128. notbigbird says:

    The boys are actually shoing some non-passivity about now.

  129. topher5468 says:

    Why is miller allowed back on the ice after an icing, is there a stipulation to the rule

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

  130. petrov14 says:

    Whew icing

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  131. punkster says:

    Haha…between you and SD I have my work cut out for me as a “Gomerite” ;)

  132. joeybarrie says:

    We talk alot about defensive play to JM protecting the lead, but we have been outshooting them since we first took the lead, including this period…

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

  133. Bryan says:

    Wow, Pouliot deserved a goal tonight.  Says a lot that JM has him out on the ice late in the 3rd period.  Great game for him.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  134. TripleX says:

    The real bright side is that Gomez has a brilliant future if Battle of the Blades is still on when he retires.

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  135. Bill says:

    Should I learn anything about hockey before I laugh at your self-importance and condescension?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  136. spos080808 says:

    He was in the offensive zone and SAW his man coming in the zone so he tried making the pass. It was not a BLIND PASS to the middle which could get intercepted for a quick rush etc…There was no harm in trying to make the play

  137. spos080808 says:

    Na you should just look in the mirror and start laughing because you sir are a complete joke. Thanks for playing. Better luck next time…Keep on hating everything Canadiens you fraud. Timo is that you? Vlay4bc is that you? Get lost buddy. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.

  138. spos080808 says:

    Well they are not letting up any shots…Pressure sure…But barely any shots…I think Montreal is outshooting them 2 to 1 this period if I am not mistaken.

  139. spos080808 says:

    Habs should take a timeout at the next whistle and regroup.

  140. Wops says:

    Defensive JM game plan suckx

  141. RJB says:

    Leafs 4-0 for first time since 1993… that means habs are winning the cup

    “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

  142. floatingineather says:

    absolutely Moen’s best game ever

  143. linp says:

    I much rather have White than Pouliot in the 4th line.

  144. habaholic68NJ says:

    Does JM realize he can do that?

  145. solomio says:

    Habs looking tired, getting slow. Time to shorten up the shifts JM.

  146. spos080808 says:

    Buffalo is getting plenty of pressure right now but is getting no shots on net

  147. JIMVINNY says:

    Well I’d rather have Pouliot than Moen on the second line.

  148. HFX-HabFan says:

    It happened at the ’07 deadline: we sent Rivet to the Sharks for Gorges and a first rounder (Pacioretty).  One of Gainey’s best moves.

  149. SeriousFan09 says:

    Okay, it’s opposite day in the NHL, Brian Boyle just hit 2 goals to tie the Rangers-Leafs game and Derek Boogaard assisted on his first goal.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  150. habs-hampton says:
    2P 18:50:

    Would you trade Gorges even-up for Rivet?

     

    Boone? Are you serious???

  151. spos080808 says:

    If Sean Avery is not suspended then the league is a joke?…

    After the whistle he two handed Komisarek in the back of the leg…Komisarek turned around, said something, and then Avery two hand chopped him right in the ankle…A linesman saw it thus told the ref and a penalty was called…But no major…

    But if Cammalleri was suspended then Avery has to be!

  152. Captain aHab says:

    Well, they’re playing a great road game.

  153. coachdoug says:

    2 Goal lead…20 minutes left…When your enemy is down finish him off…

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

  154. habaholic68NJ says:

    So far we have two goals on the best goalie in the league, both as a result of having bodies in front of the net.  On gorges goal, both Gio and Pouliot were screening miller as Josh hits a rocket off the post and in.  Love it.

  155. Danno says:

    Site is slow? Yes?

     

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

  156. joeybarrie says:

    Sorry its late, but when you need GORGES to score your first PP goal, you know you are not going to end up number 1 in PowerPlay goals at the end of the season… WE NEED MARKOV BACK…

    BIG DIFFERENCE between the first and second??????????  FACE OFFS… Winning 9 losing 6. We need to win more faceoffs.

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

  157. Fansincebirth says:

    :o(

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

  158. Captain aHab says:

    Don’t think he was screened…the puck deflected.

  159. Fansincebirth says:

    >_<

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

  160. JIMVINNY says:

    AK is playing very well.

  161. Fansincebirth says:

    :o)

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

  162. punkster says:

    Don’t you just love the servers we’re dealing with here?

  163. habaholic68NJ says:

    Point is two habs is front distracting him

  164. Fansincebirth says:

    Letang is going to be doing the hatless dance in front of Campbell tomorrow….

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

  165. Keith says:

    Time for a new server guys.

  166. Keith says:

    He practically had forever to shoot it. Damnit!

  167. Fansincebirth says:

    FFS let the goalie do his job!!!!

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

  168. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    somebody missed an assignment.

  169. JIMVINNY says:

    He’s got a sabre sitting on him.  What the hell is he supposed to do?  That’s total BS.  Vanek’s stick pushed Price back into the net.

  170. spos080808 says:

    Does anyone know if Letang will be doing the hatless dance in front of Campbell tomorrow.??

  171. punkster says:

    Don’t you just love how our guys fall all over Price after he stops the first 2 shots?

  172. Xtrahabsfan says:

    bIG OPEN NET THERE! ouch…………

  173. avatar_58 says:

    Is it me or does the goal announcer sound like Leonard Nimoy?

  174. shootdapuck says:

    Uh-OH the JM one goal lead “system” is back!

     

     

    “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″

  175. Matt_in_TO says:

    WTF is a hatless dance?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  176. Danno says:

    Same old song and dance…

     

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

  177. Thomas says:

    2 questions:

     

    a)  when o when is Eller going to finally get his chance and play on a top line martin?  No goals aside, this kid is goin full bore, and playing very very well.

     

    b)  not a questions actually a statement, the D hung Price out to dry on that goal.  Complete breakdown, he had two swings at it with nobody even attempting to disrupt him. Disappointing.

     

    I see good things though, i’m very optimistic

  178. 21BIGGionta says:

    get banned soon please?

  179. Fansincebirth says:

    see my comment below :o)

    ex military?

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

  180. Fansincebirth says:

    Military jargon for going up in front of the C.O. (orders parade) (you in shit boy!) (on charge)

    you aren’t allowed to wear your beret (hat) when you go in to see him…..

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

  181. Matt_in_TO says:

    Ah, makes sense.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  182. Fansincebirth says:

    ugh, sorry, just saw all the posts…..damned server!!!!

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

  183. MikeMcLaren says:

    You’re quite right, Steve – I was searching for Halpern in my brain and he didn’t pop out!  So far Halpern hasn’t been dreadful by any means though, he’s been a pretty good contributor, actually.  And, as you say, cheap!

    Maybe we should get into the new debate?  How much of a mess was/is Sergei?  Would someone like Boucher as a coach be able to get more out of him than Martin?  I guess we’ll see with Trotz, but it’s an entirely different dynamic there.

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  184. 24 Cups says:

    Mike – Halpern is this year’s version of Bryan Smolinski. I just hope he moves his feet a bit more instead of standing around for most of his shift.

  185. Black Snake Moen says:

    nope, Sergei played last night and was actually stoned point-blank by Jaro…played around 14 minutes, way more than JM would give him, even on his good nights in MTL…I really think SK will turn out quite well in Nash, just seems like the trend these days with the guys this organization loses faith in…Gui! will probably be a 30 goal scorer (if he can get his conditioning back lol), Chipchura is fitting right in in Anaheim, D’ags has got like 4 goals already this year and seems to be turning into a top-6 guy in STL.

  186. Clay4bc says:

    Good. Best case scenario is that they win the President’s Trophy, and then get swept in the first round. Boston gets a low pick, and the Buds are still humiliated. It’s win/win for the Habs!

    __________________________

    I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend your right to make yourself look stupid.

  187. TripleX says:

     

    Kessel scores in OT the dude will get 45 for sure.  The Leafs are 4-0 LOL.

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  188. Nahlsy says:

    You spoke too soon. Yankees win 6-5

  189. Jbird says:

    Hey the Yankees are losing too!  Can’t wait to see them start AJ Burnett! That should be sweet.  Nice game tonight.  Poor OB is not going to be playing for a while.

  190. Aybara says:

    I’m pretty sure that no.23 was the goal song.

    Maybe they played “Les Canadiens sont la” in the arena? Or after a victory?

  191. MikeMcLaren says:

    They played Les Canadiens Sont La in the arena, after a victory AND after the Habs scored in NHL 94 :)

    (Just liked they played “Drunken Sailor” after the Pens scored in NHL 94)

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  192. sholi2000.com says:

    hehe, going to be really quiet for another 21 hours.

    They Call Me Shane

  193. K-hab25 says:

    Price is 2-1-1 with a 2.47 GAA and a .925%. Habs/Price 2 – TROLL 2

  194. Arrow77 says:

    I think he’s refering to O’Byrne being replaced by Picard. With Pouliot being demoted to the 4th line despite not being the worst player on his line, it looks as if Martin is back with his usual scapegoats…

  195. SeriousFan09 says:

    I think people are getting bent out of shape about what went on during a practice the day before a game. Gill skated with OB in the morning skate on Wednesday, did they pair up that night? No, people have their panic settings way too high about team practices and what they mean.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  196. RGM says:

    I agree, and I will raise your thought about people getting bent out of shape – I think people are getting bent out of shape over the status of friggin’ Ryan O’Byrne and Alex Picard!

    Go Habs Go!

  197. Born in a Bad Year says:

    Maybe JM has a pacifist idiology going here.  He feels the need to punish the only two players who hit by demoting them.

  198. Matt_in_TO says:

    and the NHL officiating amateur hour continues….

     

    - In Price We Trust

  199. joeybarrie says:

    WOW, crappy crappy call… NO NEED FOR THAT. But ill take it, WE DESERVE IT…

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

  200. Bryan says:

    What just happened?

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  201. Keith says:

    Lindy will freak out on that call lol!

  202. zozotheclown says:

    I would be SO pissed if this was reversed, holy bad call Batman

  203. PrimeTime says:

    What a joke!! NHL officiating in the worst in pro sports.

  204. SeriousFan09 says:

    You know, I bet BUF is really wishing they hadn’t matched the offer sheet on Vanek these days, this guy’s scored 40 goals before? Moen’s been a bigger force than him.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  205. floatingineather says:

    Lindy Ruff is tall

  206. SeriousFan09 says:

    And whiny.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  207. Bryan says:

    Ha.  Where’s your unbiased refs now Jim?!

     

    <3

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  208. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    wow that was awesome

  209. Keith says:

    WTF is going on? Amateur hour?

  210. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    WOO! WIN!

  211. petrov14 says:

    wierd finish kinda took the gas outta this….

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  212. punkster says:

    That was the funniest ending to a game I’ve seen in years. A scrum turns into a dance and the horn never sounds.

  213. HFX-HabFan says:

    Hal Gill: what a teammate.

  214. Keith says:

    And Buffalo goons it up. F&^%off Buffalo!

  215. Danno says:

    Not a classic but we’ll take the two points

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

  216. C3P1 says:

    the fact that im watching rds…im confused at what the refs did wrong

    _________________________________________________

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

  217. HabsMitch says:

    Lindy Ruff standing on the bench…embarassing lol

  218. Hockey Socks says:

    My 3 star selections:

    1. Gorges

    2. Price

    3. Miller

  219. joeybarrie says:

    YES…… Can’t win a faceoff, so everyone jump on the puck and we can simply stop them from winning it………..

    WOO HOO go habs go…

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

  220. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Gill  our best player tonight!

  221. Matt_in_TO says:

    lol

    love the little Carey / PK thing

     

    - In Price We Trust

  222. king ddd says:

    guys what is going on whats with the “wows” and amateur refs thingy?

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  223. topher5468 says:

    Carey Price and the Habs win in Buffalo, I will sleep good tonight XTRA SPECIAL EH, 

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

  224. SeriousFan09 says:

    Carey Price with his 2nd win of the season, outduels Ryan Miller in his own barn. Ha-ha!

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  225. TripleX says:

    Canadiens fans are not the only fans to boo their team off the ice.  Buffalo tonight and Calgary really gave it to the home team.

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  226. punkster says:

    Hey, who wants to be the first to complain about a win?

  227. Rugger says:

    Nothing wrong with the ref’s there were 7 sabres on the ice, not including Miller.

  228. Matt_in_TO says:

    The linesman was going to call a too many men penalty on Buffalo cause they had 6 guys on the ice but Miller had gone to the bench

     

    - In Price We Trust

  229. Hockey Socks says:

    Ref blew the whistle on a non-call, ending the Sabres’ last potentially dangerous chance prematurely. Sabres were irate.

  230. hablifting says:

    Price good again.  The team actually played well enough to win.  Lets see if they can keep this going.

  231. win4ce says:

    Ref called Buffalo for too many men but miscounted killing the last second rush.

  232. 21BIGGionta says:

    i think that Buffalo was booing the refs more than anything

  233. Bryan says:

    Ref blew the play dead thinking there was a penalty, but they didn’t end up calling anything.  Pretty lucky break for us.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  234. 21BIGGionta says:

    i think that Buffalo was booing the refs more than anything

  235. habfab14120 says:

    All the refs did wrong was not call Buf for Too Many Men.

    I’m stuck with MSG here in B-lo and they were showing the change.  Two guys jumped from the bench when Miller went off.

  236. Sheldon says:

    Solid game. Good win. Price was the man when needed. End of story!

  237. joeybarrie says:

    Something that was bugging me ALL game. You would think after doing OVER 200 Play by Plays with Spach in the game, YOU WOULD THINK SOMEONE WOULD TELL HIM ITS S-P-A-C-E-K and not S-P-A-C-H-U-K…..  He really irritates me on that… Used to call him KOVALOV too……

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

  238. Da Hema says:

    Be happy folks! 2-1-1. Should be 3-1-0, but tonight the Boys played better than they did against Tampa. Price made some big game-saving stops!

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  239. Larry says:

    Nice to see Carey having fun with PK. That is four pretty solid outings from him now.

  240. HardHabits says:

    3 Stars:

    Price

    Gorges

    Miller

  241. RGM says:

    You must have had the deciding vote – almost got them in the official correct order and everything!

    Go Habs Go!

  242. Bill says:

    Haha, well I will say that it was too close. I’m tired of these nailbiters. That’s as close to a complaint as I can muster. Great game by Price, he was just super-solid again. All you can ask for. And the Habs didn’t get outshot/outplayed, so maybe things are looking up?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  243. MathMan says:

    Habs outplayed someone.

    And then won.

    Good to see those two things go together for once.

    More of this in the future, please. :)

  244. Larry says:

    That “should” be three in a row, and with Cammy in game one we could be four and 0.  The games have all been tight but the boys are coming to play and seem to be a “team” right now. I am liking what I am seeing.

  245. ZepFan2 says:

    Your best post ever!

    ————————————————————————–

    “The Soft Parade has now begun.
    Listen to the engines hum.”

  246. le_vrai_jacques says:

    in fact, you’re wrong: Špaček is pronounced “Shpachek” (he is no relative of Sissy…) and Kovalev, “KavaLIOV”.

  247. punkster says:

    Brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that?

  248. ZepFan2 says:

    Snuck it in at the last second. ;)

    ————————————————————————–

    “The Soft Parade has now begun.
    Listen to the engines hum.”

  249. Lafrich says:

    i think that Buffalo was booing the refs more than anything

  250. Lafrich says:

    i think that Buffalo was booing the refs more than anything

  251. Yeats says:

    BALLS should ban him for that! It’s right up there with the final scene from Slal Shot!!!

  252. punkster says:

    Let’s not get too carried away on the optimism stuff there Bill. I have a limited supply of rose coloured glasses to hand out you know. But a win certainly does make the rough spots appear less worrisome. Give them a bit of time, even Gomez, and I think they’ll find the net more often.

  253. punkster says:

    Playing at all Brian?

  254. Scott in Montreal says:

    yeah that’s true. Lots of times the Sabres knew what the Habs were trying to do, beat them to the puck, failed to finish. The one time they managed to do what they were supposed to do, they scored. Habs need to play more disciplined tomorrow against the Senators. Price starts again tomorrow.

  255. ZepFan2 says:

    Is there an echo in here?

    ————————————————————————–

    “The Soft Parade has now begun.
    Listen to the engines hum.”

  256. HardHabits says:

    Is there an echo in here?

  257. ZepFan2 says:

    What?

    What?

    ————————————————————————–

    “The Soft Parade has now begun.
    Listen to the engines hum.”

  258. JF says:

    And gthey always say Niittomaki.

  259. ZepFan2 says:

    Is there an echo in here?

    ————————————————————————–

    “The Soft Parade has now begun.
    Listen to the engines hum.”

  260. habaholic68NJ says:

    Boone, Pleks had the best chance of the period when he missed the open net on the PP

  261. Danno says:

    Scintillating opening ceremonies, no?

     

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

  262. habs youngtimer says:

    leafs ahead 3-1. 

     leafs are miles ahead of the habs.

     at least they have an inteligent GM.

  263. C3P1 says:

    or, the rangers have a defense that would be out of place on a high school team.

    _________________________________________________

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

  264. SeriousFan09 says:

    The Leafs GM who wants to bring back hooking, holding and eliminate the two-line pass so we can have pre-lockout hockey? Yeah, that genius is really what this NHL needs, arguing for the things that were killing the NHL before the lockout for entertainment.

    Minnesota Wild under Lemaire working out 20 tie games a season, that was a gem for hockey entertainment wasn’t it?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  265. forskis says:

    People have been stating that the Leafs are miles ahead of the Habs for at least the past three seasons now….the fact that they currently are playing well does not mean that people are suddenly clairvoyant.  Also, Burke had a plan, PG also had a plan, just because the plans are different does not mean one is better than the other, all we can say is that one plan is more suited to one team than the other.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  266. larisalapointe says:

    I bet our GM could spell intelligent!

  267. SeriousFan09 says:

    Pens give away a 2-goal lead to the Isles in their barn, seriously what is wrong with that place?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  268. habaholic68NJ says:

    The curse of a new building

  269. RGM says:

    The home team.

    Go Habs Go!

  270. Ian Cobb says:

    They did not spread the cap around, to much cap to a few players does not make a team, they are on their way down.

  271. forskis says:

    Possibly bad feng shui…I remember hearing from some people that some feng shui experts said that the Molson Center’s feng shui was all messed up and that it was not conducive to winning championships…kinda wacky adn far-fetched, but then again, Gorges and Price sacrificed a hockey stick for a goal…so who knows.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  272. Ian Cobb says:

    Cammalleri seems to be fighting the puck a bit. Nice that we are not taking stupid penalties so far. Pouliot,s was because he was not skating and reached out with the stick.

    Price looks sharp again.

  273. Keith says:

    The refs are letting them play for now Ian.

  274. Danno says:

    They moved from the Mellon and into the Lemon.

    Cursed!

     

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

  275. petrov14 says:

    lol well done!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  276. Fansincebirth says:

    Can someone tell the Laffs they can go back to being the crap team they have always been?

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

  277. SeriousFan09 says:

    Patrick Sharp has 2 goals tonight for CHI in a 4-1 game over Columbus, safe to say it was wise for them to dump others to retain him at all costs essentially.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  278. TripleX says:

    Hey Mr. Boone, it would be nice if for once a game involving the Habs did not depend on one break either way.  Tough way to play an 82 game schedule for the team and the fans.

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  279. Fansincebirth says:

    how many chances and hints does he get?

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

  280. Ian Cobb says:

    We played a good period. will that continue for 60 minutes.

  281. quentin_stuckley says:

    anyone else think that gaustad came from behind on hammer?

  282. Ian Cobb says:

    He did not see him for sure, blind side.

  283. Fansincebirth says:

    yup

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

  284. forskis says:

    No…caught Hammer on the ribs from the side, did not even go for the head.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  285. Ian Cobb says:

    Thats good, lets see if we can do some damage this period.

  286. habaholic68NJ says:

    Yes.  I called for ugly goals

  287. kempie says:

    I’ll take it

  288. Keith says:

    Well that was lucky! Picard. Make it so… lol!

  289. JIMVINNY says:

    Sucks to be Butler.  First NHL game, and you kick it past Miller. 

  290. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    ha that one made me laugh but we will tke it!

  291. zozotheclown says:

    Sweet, nothing like a beauty goal to get things started

  292. Danno says:

    Picard!

    Garbage goal! A nice greasy one!

     

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

  293. Da Hema says:

    Ugly goals are equal to pretty goals in the scoresheet.

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  294. TripleX says:

    Picard?  LOL   Not good for O’Byrne.

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  295. petrov14 says:

    Arrrrg I missed it!

    ______________________________________ Long live Captain Gionta.

  296. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    PICAARD! YES!

  297. JIMVINNY says:

    Price is making some great saves so far.

  298. Matt_in_TO says:

    That whole thing started with some good work along the boards by G-Love.  How good is Eller going to be?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  299. TripleX says:

    Now this is a hockey game!  More like it!

     

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  300. RGM says:

    Re: Gorges for Rivet – not in a thousand years. :)

    Go Habs Go!

  301. Keith says:

    GD crease crashers!

  302. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    has Spacek been taking goalie lessons from Gill? lol

  303. forskis says:

    LOL…very good point.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  304. Fansincebirth says:

    Please please please move Eller up to the first line!

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

  305. JIMVINNY says:

    The only reason that that play even came close to our net was that Spacek decided to double-team the man that AK was covering, instead of picking up the guy with the puck.

  306. TripleX says:

    Think we can safely put the Price questions to rest.  He is definitely back to form.

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  307. SUMO says:

    put eller or benny down the middle.

  308. SeriousFan09 says:

    Covered up and made the play to save the goal though, measure of a good player is when he’ll do anything to fix a mistake.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  309. JIMVINNY says:

    I LOVE that hard pass- tip play.

  310. TripleX says:

     

    Is there even a winger playing with Gomez and Gionta.  I only hear their names on every rush.

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  311. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Kostistyn looks like he is enjoying bein out there, ver nice to see as he has the talent to be very good for us

  312. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Save that thought for the end o game!

  313. RGM says:

    Still snakebitten on the PP. Coming closer though.

    Go Habs Go!

  314. Matt_in_TO says:

    PK is going to cause JM to go grey

     

    - In Price We Trust

  315. C3P1 says:

    OY! P.K.!

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  316. Fansincebirth says:

    I don’t think I’ve heard his name once tonight!

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

  317. PrimeTime says:

    Just hoping for an “epic fail”, aren’t you. Way to be a fan.

  318. Yeats says:

    Hey, it’s great getting five points from four games. But, with a little truculence, you could be undefeated!!!

  319. Danno says:

    Truculence inevitably leads to suckulence.

     

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

  320. Larry says:

    I love and appreciate this site but the folks running it have to upgrade the servers or something. People most want to vent, comment, celebrate, at the end of the game and it has been crashing every night now at the end.

  321. zozotheclown says:

    Atleast Subban makes up for his mistakes by somehow stopping the guy, thats twice now.

  322. SeriousFan09 says:

    Subban’s an adventure to watch. Kills himself to clean up his mistakes though!

    I think at the start of the shift, that spin would have worked but he’d been on that PP for a while.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  323. Da Hema says:

    PK! Aie yie yie!!

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel:

    It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  324. forskis says:

    For those worried about the Habs 5-on-5…here is an early season stat:  100% of the goals scored by the Habs this season have been at even strength.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  325. TripleX says:

    LOL  That is called making a positive out of a negative I believe.

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  326. SeriousFan09 says:

    Prospects Update:

    C Louis Leblanc scored the only goal in the SO for a 3-2 win for the MTL Juniors, he had his 5th game of the season in regulation and has 5G in 8GP.

    D Jarred Tinordi was +1 on the night for a 5-3 win for the London Knights.

    D Morgan Ellis of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles had an assist in a 4-3 loss to Rimouski Oceanic.

    Bulldogs: David Desharnais had 1G, 1A, as did Ben Maxwell. Brendon Nash and Gabriel Dumont both recorded their first AHL assists, Yannick Weber picked up a pair of assists, JT Wyman, Andrew Conboy and Kyle Klubertanz added the other goals for a 5-2 win over the Rochester Americans. Robert Mayer had 19 saves on 21 shots.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  327. HardHabits says:

    Excellent report. Thanks for that!!!

  328. JIMVINNY says:

    With how tough Pouliot is playing, he should be on the Gio-Gomez line.  He may be snake-bit, but he’s not floating.  And a snake-bit Pouliot is still more likely to score that Moen.

  329. habs001 says:

    solid game by the d and price…we will have to win many games like this as moen,pyatt,lapps,halpern,boyd will chip in some goals but no too many…pouliot at best is a 15 goal a year scorer..gomez is not a goal scorer..maybe ak46..elelr still learning in the nhl . .we will have just as much secondary scoring issues as last year…

  330. JIMVINNY says:

    Eller is GOOD.  That little knockdown was great.

  331. Chorske says:

    He (and this newly confident Price) are the biggest bright spots on the team for me.

  332. Fansincebirth says:

    Is there something wrong with the ice tonight??

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

  333. RJB says:

    Nothing else needs to be said, it was just a great win.

    “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

  334. HardHabits says:

    Qu’elle surprise; Gaborik injured. Leaves game.

  335. SeriousFan09 says:

    Say it ain’t so!!!

    Rangers offence just went up in smoke.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  336. Matt_in_TO says:

    Gotta love hearing a Go Habs Go chant on the road

     

     

    - In Price We Trust

  337. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    is it me or did JM put Gionta on Cammy;s line?

  338. solomio says:

    OMG do we ever need another goal… in a hurry!

  339. Chorske says:

    Ain’t great tonight? He’s sucked since the pre-season. He has been making horrible passes, his positioning is off. His zone clearances are as bad as last year.

    Love Cammy, but he is brutal these days.

  340. Hockey Socks says:

    Cammalleri has always been a bit of a one-trick pony. His trick is fantastic and every team needs offensive output like he can deliver, but he’ll never be a great two-way player, playmaker, or the grittiest guy. That being said, I’d take Cammy over Kessel.

  341. SeriousFan09 says:

    David Desharnais and Ben Maxwell tally to give the Bulldogs lead back, 3-2 with 8 left in the 2nd period.

     

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  342. Chorske says:

    THAT’S THE TICKET

  343. SUMO says:

    benny keeps going to the net. too bad no one on that line can get the puck to him. heres an idea; put him with eller our put benny down the middle

  344. HabFanSince72 says:

    Josh Baby!

  345. RGM says:

    Off the schneid! Way to go Josh!

    Go Habs Go!

  346. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    GORGES!!

  347. forskis says:

    What is going on in NY?  Both Drury and Gaborik are out of the game…

    And…FINALLY A POWER PLAY GOAL!!!! 

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  348. JIMVINNY says:

    LOL.  Gorges is our new PP trigger man!!!

  349. Matt_in_TO says:

    What a shot and Miller had no chance. 

     

    - In Price We Trust

  350. coachdoug says:

    Nice…Gorges! Well deserved!

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

  351. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    JOSH ON PP! OOO!

  352. TripleX says:

    LOL  PK Suban has absolutely NO FEAR!   How does that happen?  He is a freak of nature.

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  353. Keith says:

    YES! Gorges the blaster!

  354. solomio says:

    Thank you !

  355. Da Hema says:

    Good to see the Habs make a team pay for a needless (i.e., stupid) penalty.

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  356. Chorske says:

    Right now, I wouldn’t.

    He can be two-way, he has played that way and still produced offensively.

  357. Danno says:

    Gorgeous Gorges!

     

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

  358. Fansincebirth says:

    nice knuckle ball…er knuckle puck

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

  359. king ddd says:

    the game aint over but.. take that u rds shmucks. we dont need MAB!

     

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  360. zozotheclown says:

    Close one there, Gorges blocked it with the skate, what a superstar.

  361. Keith says:

    Buffalo doesn’t give up. Carey,Carey,Carey!!!

  362. HabFanSince72 says:

    And Gorges saves a goal with 1 sec left.

  363. andrewberkshire says:

    Is there anything Josh Gorges can’t do? What a hero.

  364. JIMVINNY says:

    Gorges made a big skate save there.  Love seeing the d-men help Price out instead of tipping pucks past him.

  365. win4ce says:

    I hear he can divide by 0…scary

  366. quentin_stuckley says:

    i think an eller/pouliot/halpern line could work.  i wouldn’t be surprised to see that sometime this year. we could move pyatt to the left of gomez and gionta (speed, speed, speed), and have lappy play with moen and boyd.  it’s not like we have a fourth line, in my opinion.  call it two scoring lines, and two third lines.  

  367. habaholic68NJ says:

    JM.  Here is the line-up I want to see on the ice next week.

    AK46-Pleks-Cammi

    Gomer-Gio-Eller

    Laps-Boyd-Pouliot

    Moen-Halpern-Pyatt

    Marky-PK

    Hammer-Spaceman

    Gorges-Gill

     

  368. Timo says:

    Did you get a roger on that yet?

  369. yathehabsrule says:

    Bulldogs retain Alex Henry as captain. Desharnais/White (home) and Maxwell/Carle (road) will be alternate captains.

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  370. Shiloh says:

    I wasn’t that thrilled with our opening ceremony. I liked the players in a circle, and I liked the fact that Gionta tried to speak French, but he truly massacred even the numbers – and mispronounced several players’ names. But – he did give it a go.

  371. showey47 says:

    Gotta give gio credit for trying even though. But if thats what it takes to keep the wolves at bay,then so be it.

  372. spos080808 says:

    Did you expect him to speak perfectly? I mean come on…

    How about you try to speak Russian after having no conversational training and see how great your pronounciation is.

  373. Black Snake Moen says:

    you’re definitely on to something there…I’ve heard rumblings from very credible sources that Moore isn’t exactly loved in the locker room, quite the opposite.  There’s definitely some guys in the league who have a lingering air of pretentiousness around them, Moore and his pedigree from Harvard maybe? who knows, but really I can say with some certainty that he wasn’t a locker room guy…which is very strange to me, because his play on the ice suggests he’d be a favorite amongst the guys, he just never quits.  I noticed the exchange with Moen too and thought the exact same thing, considering they even played on a line together most of the time.

    I would have liked to keep the guy, he scored maybe the biggest goal of the playoffs for us, but now I see maybe why PG chose to take a pass.  The guy is still a great player though, already has 2 goals on the season, he just seems to make every team he plays with better, even when he was with Toronto I remember him always giving our D-men fits.

  374. MikeMcLaren says:

    Did anyone else notice that the current team didn’t seem to be playing all that nice with Moore?  I don’t know if it speaks to something that goes on in the locker room or anything.

    At first, I just chalked it up to Max Lapierre being Max and Moore took exception to his hit to get his penalty.

    But later on in that scrum with Moen, Moen did NOT look like he was best of friends with the guy.

    Again, I realize they’re on different teams now, but Moore, for as decent a player as he is, really seems to float from team to team.  Why is that?

    Other than that, I still like Eller and Boyd in lieu of Metro and Moore.

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  375. 24 Cups says:

    Mike – To be fair, it’s basically Metro and Moore for Boyd and Halpern. 

    Eller only enters the debate when we talk about what we gained from trading one of our goalies (which we don’t need to talk about anymore!)

    Metro was a waiver pick-up and certainly was a great bargain.  Halpern was a late summer UFA signing from the bargain basement (reminds me of the old Eatons).  G&G should keep that in mind next summer when they are filling out the roster.  Only crazy GMs sign players on July 1st.

    I still  feel that we overpaid for Moore seeing that we might have been able to get him for a 3rd rounder.  Of course G&G would counter that by stating they beat out the other teams by strking early and that Moore’s play had a significant impact on our late season heroics.  Hard to argue with that train of thought.

    Boyd for Sergei?  I feel that G&G made a mistake here.  It’s not an earth shattering one, but you have to wonder if a smart GM could have landed Boyd and picked up a (mid round) draft choice for SK74.  Boyd was dumped by two teams in four months.  He wasn’t qualified by Nashville, which made him a UFA on July 1st.  How many teams were knocking on his door?  Hard to say but the only thing he had going for him was his age and potential upside.  He probably would have signed with Montreal even if the trade wasn’t made.  As for Sergei, who knows?  He’s on the IR right now so we really won’t be able to evaluate this trade until the spring.  Barry Trotz is a great coach and Nashville has a thin roster up front so this is a wonderful opportunity for Sergei to shine.

  376. vic says:

    If I remember right Pouliot was playing great scorin goals when Mr Martin put him on the forth line with no explanation .Sure worked well and he has done it again.

    THE team was playing well so change the lines. 

  377. Will Longlade says:

    IMO, Pouliot has been working really hard, but JM and the team need some goal production out of him. His problem seems to be all between his ears. He really needs to start believing in himself again. Once he does, his knack for finding the back of the net will return.   

  378. avatar_58 says:

    Hmmm….PK on the 3rd pairing. I know he’s made mistakes but honestly? Who else will take those minutes? I’d prefer 3rd/4th D minutes at least, we need his enthusiasm and skill. He just needs to pull it back a notch and be mindful of penalties.

     

    OT – that “it gets better video” is tough to watch. Really brave man to give his story and tell it like it is.

  379. HardHabits says:

    l’Antichambre expose Gill’s error on the Roy goal.

  380. DearyLeary says:

    No.  Moore is good in short bursts, but over time he feels that he’s entitled to ice time that he really doesn’t deserve.  The reason it takes forever to sign him is a free agent is because he thinks he’s better than he is.  For a playoff run he’s nice to have around, much longer and he gets a big head.

  381. ShangaDoo says:

    Took the survey. Just want to say that I find H I/O to be the best blogging site compared to the other teams’. 

    I’m a bit obsessed with the site. It keeps me sane and healthy. I suffered a mild heart attack when it crashed a while ago. 

    Other than that, here’s hoping to a good game and a W.

    Go Habs

  382. notbigbird says:

    The question about Moore should be, “Why would they have traded a second rounder for a few months of play?”

  383. Mark C says:

    It’s simple, Montreal had huge holes in the bottom six thanks to injuries. The Moore trade filled a key role and might have saved the season. A second round pick is about the going rate for a player of Moore’s ilk, hell the year before Buffalo trade a second round pick to the Leafs for a player named, you guessed it Dominic Moore.

  384. JF says:

    Most of the RDS crew are predicting Buffalo wins tonight and Ottawa tomorrow.

  385. SeriousFan09 says:

    RDS has guys who think MAB is the missing piece to victory…

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  386. Keith says:

    Perhaps maybe the RDS guys should go and root for the laffs then.

  387. Will Longlade says:

    IMO, the Hab’s 0.500 record y-t-d (courtesy of the NHL’s 3 point game rule) doesn’t reflect the team’s potential. The two losses were one goal games that could easily have gone the other way. In addition, the Hab’s have been missing some key personnel, including the team’s MVP (in Markov). Maybe I’m the eternal optimist, but based on what I’ve seen so far, this year’s version of the team is an upgrade on the last. The Habs typically have a tough time against both Buffalo and Ottawa. These matches will provide a good indication of the team’s progress.  

  388. larisalapointe says:

    That’s great because they are always wrong. lol

     

  389. likehoy says:

    annyone know why kostitsyn took off his visor?

    - I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  390. habs-hampton says:

    Don’t know, but whatever he’s doing, I hope he keeps it up.

    Maybe he’s like LaFleur. When he took off his helmet, his career took off.

  391. punkster says:

    So does JM sit on this lead?

  392. Clay4bc says:

    Does the pope shit in the woods?

    :)

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  393. StevieRay says:

    Finally..a solid win !!! my that beer tasted good ..Ian !!

  394. nightmare_49 says:

    The refs for tonite’s game are Paul Devorski and Brian Pochmara.

  395. Will Longlade says:

    Is that a good omen or bad omen?

  396. HabFanSince72 says:

    Well, this game sucks as entertainment. Surprised at how poor the Sabres are, except for Miller.

  397. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    i find the most boring games to watch are the islanders, devils and sabers…not a lot going on

  398. SeriousFan09 says:

    Gorges just wills himself to be better, it’s astounding really at times.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  399. Wops says:

    Yo, I cant find the IPhone app for the stars? ANybody knows?

  400. king ddd says:

    was just about to post that. GOD i hate MAB and RDS crew

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  401. C3P1 says:

    joshy boy…what a revelation!

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  402. light_n_tasty says:

    Didn’t Moore score in both game 7s last year?  If so, then yes, shoulda kept him.

  403. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    We must sign re-sign Gorges. Lock him up long-term, I don’t care, we need this dude.

  404. topher5468 says:

    As soon as they sign him, I will buy his Jesrey. He is becoming my Favorite player. He epitomizes what ever player should want to become, the heart of the team

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

  405. topher5468 says:

    As soon as they sign him, I will buy his Jesrey. He is becoming my Favorite player. He epitomizes what ever player should want to become, the heart of the team

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

  406. SeriousFan09 says:

    N/P, it should also be added that Brendan Gallagher with the VAN Giants just notched another goal as well, his 9th in 11 games to open the scoring for his team tonight. If the WJC team wants to bring a guy who just has finish, he’s certainly making a case for his selection.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  407. nightmare_49 says:

    WL – Could be worse.

  408. Ayan_SB says:

    Who needs MAB when you have Gorges?

  409. Shiloh says:

    Friends in from out of town – didn’t get back from the restaurant until 9:30 and we had drinks and dessert here. Missed the game completely. My son says that AK46 was flying and that Moen looked great with the Jersey Boys. Looking forward to tomorrow night.

  410. Duke_Rauol says:

    Great game, fellas worked hard!  almost all looked good, especially AK seems, to be working on a contract.  Seems like something up with Gomez tho, doesnt seem his normal self. 

     Question tho, the whole third was played defensivley, as usual with a lead, but i was wondering why Jacques puts Cammi out there with a min left?  i realize it was an O zone faceoff, but to play sit back hockey and then put a offensive guy out there in the last min seems weird.  Not a knock on Cammi either, its not his job to secure wins.  Just curious of any thoughts on the subject.

  411. StevieRay says:

    I noticed Gomez and Lapierre…exchanging grins and chuckles on the bench with 2 minutes left ..nice to see them ” in the game “….

  412. ooder says:

    all the moves made JM look like a genious.. i can only imagine how mad some of the posers here are lol.

    pouliot looked great on the 4th line

    moen was very effective on the first

    Picard had a very decent game.

    Pleks with the A was cool and he played well.

    AK46 was a monster tonight.

    only bad night was for Cammy who just had a bad game.

    great game by Price.

    very nice win

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  413. Scott in Montreal says:

    POINTS OF INTEREST:

    Moen’s play in the third made me stop wondering why he wasn’t on the second line instead of Eller.

    Gorges should score game-winning goals more often (than annually).

    Gorges was also very leader-like in breaking the pp jinx. Good to see his teammates congratulating him post-game.

    Price is nice – looks like the team is starting to have the unconcious faith in him that was previously reserved for Halak, then previously Huet, then previously Theo. So it is now Price’s team. Go forth and multiply, I say.

    And unlike the 2008 Price, this one was not taken off his game from
    being bowled over by the opposition (better try another tack there,
    Ruffy).

    Gionta and Gomez looked like they are rounding into form.

    AK46 is fighting for his contract. Like I thought. He will be a force all season if he remains healthy.

    Subban did great at checking himself tonight. His one brain-fart resulted in him kicking it into gear and recovering brilliantly. No PiM and he retained Martin’s confidence to the point of playing 20+ minutes. No worries with this kid.

    Picard played very well except for one rush in the 3rd where Buffalo’s speed proved too much for him and they almost tied it up on an excellent scoring chance. He is not up to O’Byrne’s potential, so I gather when Markov is back, Picard sits.

    Way to go, Hamr, for getting kidney-pummeled but coming back to play strong all game.

    Pouliot was great again, despite not showing up on the scoresheet. I hope to high heaven his teammates are giving him pats on the back and whatever else you reward a millionaire with.

    Ottawa tomorrow. I have a feeling they left something in the tank. Can’t wait.

     

  414. Number31 says:

    I missed those goofy victory moves the guys do in a win. So nice to see!

  415. TripleX says:

    Rangers tie it up.  That two goal lead is always deadly, hope the Habs and JM don’t try to sit back.

     

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  416. habsfansince91 says:

    I took the survey, so where’s my aston martin and trip to vegas?

  417. Harani says:

    Like I said last time:

    Moore (1.1 million) that he’s getting has more or less given us Justin (that’s what I’m calling him from today) Boyd (0.650mil) and Jeff Halpern (0.600mil). And both of them play a similar style to Moore and Boyd is much younger too.

    I’m not pissed about letting Moore walking because I’ve liked what I’ve seen from the other two so far.  

    “It must be love!”

  418. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’d second this opinion right here.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  419. Mark C says:

    I agree, and will add that Montreal has a fair number of up and coming prospects that can fill Moore’s type of role. It would have likely taken a 2 year deal to keep Moore, which means one less spot for a player like Ryan White next season. All that said, I would not have been upset had Moore been kept, he was a fine player. The trade was a win-win for all parties.

  420. forumghost says:

    Anybody have a good link to stream tonight’s game

     

     

     

  421. Bryan says:

    http://www.atdhe.net

    Bookmark it.  It has pretty much every game up there.

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  422. SlovakHab says:

    Just trying to find out what time in will it be in Japan…

  423. SlovakHab says:

    OK so around 9am, which means I will barely see the 1st period.. :(

    Tomorrow, I can watch the whole game. Finally. Hasn’t happened since the season opener.

  424. forumghost says:

    Thanks

    I’ve used it before with some success, but I’ll try it again. 

  425. Jbird says:

    So HIO, you enough people fir your survey that fit my profile: “thruthful, and from BC” – are you sure???? ;-)

  426. JD_ says:

    I got $10 bucks Henri Richard drops Smith before all is said and done.

  427. habs-hampton says:

    I  guess they have enough from NB as well.

  428. Matt_in_TO says:

    No wonder I could have gotten tickets for so cheap for tonight, look at all the empty seats!

     

    - In Price We Trust

  429. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    Folks, I was holding back, didn’t want to spoil the excitement of a new season, but this years cast is a catastrophe in the making, tonight the wheels are going to fall off, big time.

    Again we have the skill, but no power, no sustained grit, and its going to cost us dearly…again.

    HENRY and SHULTZ should have made the squad over PICARD and DARCHE, that was the first mistake of the year….and where is WHITE? he would bump POULIET off the roster….anyway, I am enjoying AK and LAPS who have shown up, and the steady CAM/GOMEZ/GION/PLEK/MOEN/PYAT along with PRICEY and some good work by BOYD/HALPERN…..

    good luck.

    1:The N.A.G. (North American Grit) Youth Movement will bring us respect. 2:The NHL-Ref-Syndicate will do everything in its power to never allow the HABS to win another Stanley Cup. 3:Bring up HENRY/SHULTZ before we get slapped around some more.

  430. SeriousFan09 says:

    Louis Leblanc gets on the board early with his 5th goal in his 8th game of the season in the first period. Morgan Ellis with Cape Breton has an assist over 2 periods.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  431. SeriousFan09 says:

    Henry’s not an NHL-capable defencemen and Schultz’s conditioning isn’t there yet, nor his skating.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  432. Bryan says:

    Awesome.  Thanks.

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    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  433. JIMVINNY says:

    LOL @ Henri and his playful attempt to win the ceremonial faceoff.

  434. Bryan says:

    BUT THEY’RE TOUGH AND THEY HAVE GRIT

    GRRRRRR

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    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  435. JIMVINNY says:

    ha.  Looks like Tony has company.

  436. andrewberkshire says:

    Any working streams tonight? atdhe isn’t working.

  437. byrneoNL says:

    Carbo is much more engaged on the RDS show than he was on CBC

  438. Matt_in_TO says:

    Well that was an exciting ceremony, can’t wait to see what stops they pull out for the 50th!

     

    - In Price We Trust

  439. Bryan says:

    It’s working for me right now.  It’s gone down a couple of times though.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  440. scott9002ca says:

    anybody else find the puck drop funny since one guy was huge?

  441. PrimeTime says:

    Was that a ceremony or a funeral??? My God I’m glad to be a Habs fan.

  442. SeriousFan09 says:

    I still can’t believe the Sabres didn’t invite Brett Hull to take part in the festivities!

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  443. SeriousFan09 says:

    My RDS Feed for the season.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  444. andrewberkshire says:

    Thanks.

  445. RJB says:

    Start the game! The pomp and circumstance we have had to endure this year is killing me!

    “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

  446. habaholic68NJ says:

    Price has faced 110 shots in the first 3 games.  More than any goalie so far.  Good job JM for adapting a style to support the kid.

  447. JIMVINNY says:

    Good chance…

  448. Keith says:

    Close one there.

  449. JIMVINNY says:

    This third line of Eller, Lapierre and Halpern has no shortage of centers, does it?

  450. Fansincebirth says:

    good pressure by the good guys

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

  451. RJB says:

    Buffalo announcer just said Price has struggled this year… How do these people have jobs with NHL franchises when they don’t even bother to make factual statements?

    “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

  452. makka83 says:

    Roy is a great diver.. I give him 10

  453. Keith says:

    I can’t believe they didn’t call that one.

  454. Rugger says:

    Shattered my jaw on the floor with that one – “booed off the ice a few times at home this year”

  455. Bill says:

    They’re positively truculent.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  456. Keith says:

    Tired D, not good.

  457. JIMVINNY says:

    and a typical rookie icing. 

  458. SeriousFan09 says:

    Just going to say it, if this is Andrei without Sergei we never shoulda drafted the punk.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  459. Jbird says:

    Would have been really fun to watch that.

  460. JIMVINNY says:

    Coaches must hate when guys take intentional offside calls.  There shouldn’t be a stoppage at all, but instead there is, and it’s in your own zone.  It’s a dumb play.

  461. RJB says:

    Double post-apologies

  462. kempie says:

    Isn’t that the truth?

  463. JIMVINNY says:

    Pretty easy solution.  Just ignore me. 

  464. JIMVINNY says:

    I’ll stop complaining when they start calling games with at least some semblance of impartiality. 

     

    In other words, never.

  465. Bryan says:

    Habs have a 3-1 PP advantage.  How is that even remotely impartial?

    Every time a Habs player falls to the ice or is touched you’re on here blaming the refs.  The team wins and loses the games, not the zebras.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  466. Aybara says:

    One of my all time NHL video game memories was NHL94′s goal song for the habs.

     

    You can find it here http://nhl94.com/html/multimedia/downloads.php#audio in the group of midi’s 21-30 in which it is number 23.

    bah bah bah de da do dah dah bum bum bum bum da da dum da da!

  467. MikeMcLaren says:

    Don’t you mean number 36?

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  468. MikeMcLaren says:

    That clip from Swingers on the NHL93 link is classic.

    And as a bonus, Mike Cammalleri’s in it – stage right, sitting on the couch.

    /\\ike
    GO HABS GO!

  469. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Gomez man…another turnover. Let’s get it going!

  470. JIMVINNY says:

    How is that not a penalty?  WTF is that ref watching? 

  471. Bryan says:

    Jimmy man, you have got to stop complaining about the refs.

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    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  472. Bill says:

    Help me out pals, which Sabre was it who speared Price into the net on the goal? And who the !#$! is that idiot referee who watched that !#$#!??

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  473. Bryan says:

    Boyd went crashing into the net.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  474. Larry says:

    I saw that too. I am just so used to it now I hardly notice anymore. I smell some fake penalties coming soon too.

  475. JIMVINNY says:

    It was Vanek.  Obviously, the way to avoid getting called for goalie interference is to make sure you bump a defensive player first, so you can say they pushed you in. 

  476. RGM says:

    Couldn’t tell but I saw it too. Boyd took him in to the crease, so I’m fine with no penalty but that’s incidental contact with the goalie and the play should be blown dead. The keeper has to have at least an opportunity to make the save.

    Go Habs Go!

  477. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Holy cow this team just forgets how to play a god damn hockey game after gaining a lead.

    VERY FRUSTRATING.

  478. PrimeTime says:

    Another factor worth considering is the opposing team gets more agressive when behind.

  479. JIMVINNY says:

    So what’s the over/under on how many minutes into the sabres/hawks game Hjalmarsson gets jumped tomorrow?  5? 6?

  480. C3P1 says:

    however long it takes tyler myers/nathan gerbe to skate to him off the opening faceoff

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

  481. solomio says:

    I hate to be pesimistic but you guys can see it happening can;t you? Buffalo coming on, Habs backing up…Sabres score again and then go ahead to win the game. Sorry

  482. Bill says:

    But that’s the system, fool.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  483. Bill says:

    Needless to say Price’s mates have a tradition of crashing on him (hello Josh Gorges), but I definitely saw a Sabre’s stick push Price.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  484. Keith says:

    That goal gave them life.

  485. spos080808 says:

    ANd Toronto stays undefeated

  486. topher5468 says:

    I feel a penalty coming very soon

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

  487. JIMVINNY says:

    The things they’ve let go, and they call that?  What a joke.

  488. Fansincebirth says:

    wow, that’s a penalty now?

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

  489. RJB says:

    Boys look good so far, AK needs to dump that puck deeper, not a good play. But hey he’s been great this year so I can forgive the guy

    “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

  490. Fansincebirth says:

    Loving the NHL Centre Ice free preview.

    All hockey, all the time :o)

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

  491. topher5468 says:

    good start for benny. Thats my last critisism of Benny tonight, its just not worth it 

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

  492. JIMVINNY says:

    That was a terrible call.  There was no penalty there.

  493. Fansincebirth says:

    is there anybody awake in the arena? Quiet crowd or what!!

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

  494. showey47 says:

    I agree,that was awful. How do you let so much go early on then call that?

  495. topher5468 says:

    True, but I was just saying that Im done killing Benny

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

  496. JIMVINNY says:

    Looked like Benny took a pretty good slash  at the end of that play.  He glanced back as he skated away, hopefully he took a number for later.

  497. topher5468 says:

    I guess someone finally told Rick Janerette that the T in Pouliot is not silent. Lets pop this PP cherry already

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

  498. scott9002ca says:

    Hey i’m sure I saw more than just 1 shot get through???

  499. scott9002ca says:

    Hey i’m sure I saw more than just 1 shot get through???


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