That’s more like it

Poor Price used up all the bad luck in Buffalo.

But some tense moments …


  1. Ian Cobb says:

    Thanks Ed. Magog is my gals home town and your right it is very nice in that area. I was confused how far Stanstead was from Magog.

  2. Danno says:

    A picture is worth a thousand words. And the monkey says it all Boone. Good one. He has that I-need-whisky look on his face like we all did last night. Can you photoshop a Habs sweater on him too please?

    Did the monkey say Tabarnak?

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

  3. ed lopaz says:

    my son and I visited stanstead on march 1 – he’s applying there to play on their varsity hockey team next year.

    stanstead is about 100 minute drive from montreal on same highway as magog – but its about 20 minutes further east.

    its beautiful there and they have an excellent school / hockey program.


  4. Ian Cobb says:

    He had a SML on his lower extremity. and was benched.


    Slow Moving Leg

  5. Ian Cobb says:

    Thanks for that Kevin, he is a warrior and a deserving man. Is Stansted college near Magog??? ANYONE.

  6. yathehabsrule says:

    Isn’t it spelled aneurysm?


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  7. nightmare_49 says:

    … very good question, no one on TSN, RDS, Gazette and the brillant french media noticed that.

  8. jbroderi says:

    Good, Pat is one of the good guys


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  9. yathehabsrule says:

    Pat Burns to have arena named after him.


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  10. SeriousFan09 says:

    His 4 minute penalty got him nailed to the bench. See how he responds to that tonight.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  11. SeriousFan09 says:

    What’s the over/under on these guys folding to a whiny coach like an Ikea card table?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  12. jbroderi says:

    there’s better and worse


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  13. Will Longlade says:

    What happened to Pouliot last night Mike? I didn’t see him play in the 3rd period. 

  14. nightmare_49 says:

    … the refs for tonight’s tilt are Stephane Auger and Paul Devorski.

  15. jbroderi says:

    i’ll go with NJ, for the simple fact that if we did beat them, that would be a huge monkey off the teams back.  after the first round, it is all up in the air!!   It really is even before the first round


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  16. SeriousFan09 says:

    Brodeur’s age is his worst enemy nowadays, playing over 70 games a season now for him is unrealistic even when he works in the NJ trap. His stats and ability just are not what they were, NJ will not last long in the playoffs for that exact reason. I think we can handle them in a playoff series.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  17. Ian Cobb says:

    Something about talking to an ass that is not talking back Jonathon.

  18. SeriousFan09 says:

    Likely we’re playing a 1-3 seed so with that consideration:

    Sabres for best chance at a win: They’re short of scoring, Miller I think will be even more worn out by the time the playoffs roll around and their top D Myers lacks playoff experience.

    Capitals, best chance for an entertaining series: The Capitals are a great team, great scoring ability up and down, but their defence/goaltending means a lot of good back-and-forth scoring with two teams that can play run and gun.

    Penguins, hardest fight but favourite upset: I know they’re sliding, but they have a lot of playoff wins in their last two seasons and have been a constant thorn in our side this season, refs love that team and they’ve got 2 of the 3 best players in the world. Still, they’re having trouble and nothing like sending the biggest bandwagon fans in sports home crying.



    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  19. jbroderi says:

    If they drew the devils, do you think their struggles recently would leave a team like montreal a chance, or would Brodeur step up??  I guess we might get a good preview this saturday.  Brodeur, I find, is weak for tough angle shots down low.  He still has that upright style which leaves room between and to the sides of his legs.  I think on the PP, that could be exploited, especially with cammy’d down low one timer.



    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  20. jbroderi says:

    Assuming we make the dance, who would your favorite opponent be, and why? 


  21. petrov14 says:

    Metro sits? Really?

    ______________________________________ Lets name a Captain…..or does it even matter anymore?

  22. SeriousFan09 says:

    Have the Canadiens agreed to grant you free season tickets to improve the winning % yet?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  23. oshawahabsfan says:

    Speaking of shock! My goodness the league actually got off their lazt arses and did something about headshots. It’s not a lot, but at least it’s a start on the right track

  24. D-man says:




  25. SeriousFan09 says:

    This Justin.TV link usually works, RDS feed.



    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  26. jbroderi says:

    How can you talk that way to one of the sexiest men alive, richard gere?  hahaha

    Go habs go!! this thread is getting a little to intense


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  27. D-man says:

    Anyone know where if it will be broadcast on the net??

    It doesn’t seem too be on


  28. jbroderi says:

    Listen, the way Price looked last night, I think he could take on the job no problem, and I would still lean toward trading Halak over price this summer.  You make a good point, Price starting tonight wouldn’t be a bad thing, especially based on last night, but I just think that when you look over the whole season, Halak has been more the more steady netminder, and at this stage of the season, to start bouncing back and forth is not really the answer.

    That is just my opinion, and I’m positive that you will find better ones anywhere you look.

    I just think that Halak earned the job, Price got a good game behind him, so we look good going forward with Halak.  If halak stinks in a couple of games, then the job is back up for grabs.


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  29. Steve in Kingston says:

    TOTALLY AGREE about Dany Dubé, Mike.

  30. Chuck says:

    “Daniel”. That’s a good one, CC_!


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  31. keepthefaith says:

    Your panties have a gerbil coming out of them.  Last night was as much your fault as it was Prices. I would ask you to suck on this one but your mouth is full. :)

  32. jbroderi says:

    If McDonald’s went back to their old marketing campaign with the hamburglar, fry guys etc..  Who would make a better grimace: Bruce Boudreau or Jacques Martin??



    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  33. Chuck says:

    Personally, I’d only see it as a problem if Martin doesn’t effectively communicate to the goalies the resoning behind who is starting a particular game. I’d also like to think that Halak would be mature enough to understand that in order to get Carey some work after a long stretch off, and to reward him for an excellent start last night, that he would again get the opportunity to play.

    And so what if Price were to win again? You make it sound like Price winning would be a bad thing. Jaro may have earned the #1 role by taking advantage of “going with the hot hand”… so what’s wrong with Carey being given the opportunity to do the same thing? Or are the Halak fans afraid of a little competition for the role of #1?  😉


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  34. Harani says:

    I don’t know if it’s been mentioned alread but I thought Tom Pyatt played a really good game and that’s why I think his spot isn’t in danger. In other news, I prolly failed my linear test and butchered my lab. Leaving now for the game and the Habs better win. 

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  35. jbroderi says:

    If Johnson in Pittsburgh plays a good game, do you play him next game??  No, Fleury goes back in.  That is what we have now in Montreal.  If we keep going with “the hot hand” at this point in the season, we are opening ourselves up to confusion both for the goalies and the team.  Halak earned number 1 status this year, so if you go with Price again, what message does that send??  Then if Price wins again, who do we start?  You can see where I am going with this.  The back up goalie (Price) got a start and played well, now it goes back to the number 1 (Halak).

    We can start the debate after the season about the number 1, and I am the first to say that I would hesitate about trading Price this summer, but Halak earned number 1 status this year, so let’s give him his due, which is long overdue.

    It’s just too late in the year to be playing mind games with the goalies.  Giving Halak the reigns also gives him confidence, a very important factor at this juncture.


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  36. jlot64 says:

    I dont even think he knew they had pulled miller.  Miller came to the bench on that dump in and price had his back turned  I have a feeling if price would have gone for the goal had he known miller was out.  Just my opinion however.

  37. Chuck says:

    Mike, Dave, Kevin and Pat…

    When you get a chance today, would you ask Coach Martin why he chose not to go with Price in tonight’s game? I’m not suggesting that his choice of goalie is wrong for this evening; I’m just very interested in his thought process and reasoning in making his selection.


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  38. coachdoug says:

    My bad…Just looked on twitter and realized it’s Metro sitting not Moen…WTF…don’t like that move at all…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  39. coachdoug says:

    I can see Moen cause them stitches gotta set…Lapierre should be serving chilled beverages to all the reporters until the season is out and Darche should be in…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  40. coachdoug says:

    When Martin was giving his pre-game talk yesterday he coughed at the point he was saying “let’s go out there and play a full …Cough#@!^..minutes of hockey!”…everyone though he said 57 minutes…tonight he’ll be sure to clarify that…

    Still think we’ll squeek into the playoffs…if you expect more than that you must be just joining us this decade…live with the lower expectations and you won’t get your panties all in a wad…

    We all want the glory years to return…I for one am shocked Playoffs and Habs are being spoken in the same sentence with all the dynamite Quiet Bob was throwing around this summer…Trade deadline is over…What you see is what you get…


    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  41. SeriousFan09 says:

    What the hell did Metro do? Ding JM’s car while carpooling with Darche?



    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  42. likehoy says:

    I don’t like our schedule down the stretch: florida, NJ, carolina, phily, buffalo, NYI, carolina, toronto

    it seems favourable with 5 games v.s. teams not in a playoff spot and philly who lost carter + emery + leighton…but we’ve had little success over the years v.s. florida, carolina, NJ and buffalo, and the toronto game is always up for grabs…putting in that math, we could only get 6 out of a possible 16 points.

    we have to break recent trends to make the playoffs! right now the magic number is 93, if atlanta wins all their games that’s their highest point total, it will surely drop as the season continues and my guess is that 88 points will be enough to secure a playoff spot, so we have to win v.s. a team that we’ve had limited success against

    – Team Halak V.S. Team Price…Montreal Canadiens Fans are similar to 14 year-old Girls going through Puberty.

  43. forskis says:

    Thanks…I forgot all about Pouliot…have gotten use to seeing Pouliot with Pleks and AK46 on their wave of the PP when Cammalleri was injured.

    BUT still…scratch Metro?  That absolutely does not jive with me.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  44. usversusthem says:

    Knowing his luck they woulda come back to score a goal or two on him afterwards anyway. 

  45. MikeMcLaren says:

    Pouliot also goes to the dirty places to score.  He has sweet hands in front of the net.

    If your first PP wave is Kostitsyn, Plekanec, Cammalleri and the second PP wave is Pouliot, Gomez, Gionta… well, I think you’re still in okay shape.

    Especially with MAB back on the point.

    Cammalleri = Kovalev’s role on the PP
    MAB = Souray or Streit’s role on the PP.

    It’s still all good.


  46. avatar_58 says:

    ….what? Why bench Metro?

  47. forskis says:

    Darche…I can understand…he has not been as good lately as when he was going gangbusters…but Metropolit?  He plays on the 1st/2nd wave of the PP…who the heck is going to be the winger for Gomez/Gionta on the PP?  Has JM reached the “grasping at straws” stage already or is his head still spinning from seeing a coach pull the goalie with over 3 1/2 min. to go?

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  48. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Sounds good to me…Go Habs Go

  49. habs001 says:

    even when healthy the habs roster does not match the top 6-8 teams in the nhl but matches about 14 others ..the majority of the games will still be one goal differences…

  50. doogmac says:

    Moen and Lapierre play tonight. Darche, Metropolit and Maxwell healthy scratches via stubbs’s twitter

  51. doug19 says:

    Great to see AK break out of his funk last night and Carey amonng many others play great! Hard luck can build character. The team will get better, loved the hitting of Obyrne and Gill.

  52. avatar_58 says:

    Man….if only Carey’s clearing attempt was more to the centre……he’d have a goal and a shutout instead of a loss and a point….

  53. Gormdog says:

    Posters like you embarrass me. Sorry, I just can’t contain myself when I see protoypical uninformed fans who fly by the seat of their pants. It’s your right to think whatever you want, but it’s also my right to put you in your place.


    One game.. against the Panthers… To determine Gainey’s entire tenure… Laughable!

  54. Gormdog says:




  55. SlovakHab says:

    I think the same. There are situations where the coach needs to give the players an emotinal boost, not just tactical orders. JM lacks that.

  56. Jbell10 says:

    Is everyone calmed down now? lol. Thats only 1 game…

    Its been a frazzling day (if thats a word) for all habs fans. But guess what? There is another game tonight! Where our team is going to come out with a firecracker up their arse ready to go for 60 mins.

    Habs fans are intense because not only are we critical of our team/ organization we are critical of each other (the fans). It can get a little bit annoying at times but it does say something about how seriously we take our hockey.

    Go Habs Go…once again and for eternity.


  57. HabFanSince72 says:

    This is a bit unfair. Obviously he has emotions he just doesn’t tend to show it behind the bench.

    Perhaps you’d rather have a famous emotor, like Tortorella, or Therrien, or Bob Hartley.

    Or Mario Tremblay perhaps.


  58. rogieshan says:

    Martin doesn’t have a demonstrative personality. He has been coaching this way behind the bench since his Junior days. No chance he’s going to change into something he’s not. Is it any wonder he was never able to lift his Ottawa Senators over the top when they had the talent to go all the way earlier this decade?   

  59. Gormdog says:

    Im just so tired of Habs fans having this image of being whiny bitches with ridiculous expectations… “If we don’t win by four or five goals, Gainey is a failure!” 


    I mean, come on dude, you’re embarassing all of us here. Is that what you’re saying in real life, to real hockey fans? That Gainey’s entire tenure rests on a single regular season game? I’d be absolutely mortified, as a Habs fan, to hear you say something so ridiculous in front people who know hockey. All i can hope is that you keep your inane ideas to the online community and not further embarass Habs fans around the world.



  60. JD_ says:

    Daniel, he looks more like actor Mark Ruffalo.

    JD <-missing the point

  61. jbroderi says:

    sorry richard, I tried!!  hahaha


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  62. Derek says:

    We beat Boston 5-0 on centennial night.

    Otherwise… you can’t expect to win by 5 goals against vokoun. It’s on the edge of impossible.

    I agree, we should win convincingly, but a 3-1 is convincing if you out shoot and outwork the opponent all night. But a good goalie is a good goalie.

    Love the passion though, last night was frighteningly frustrating for us all.

  63. Flabadagub says:

    Traumatized??!?!? Well maybe Jim Carey Price is. But thank Dog they got that friggin point.

  64. Derek says:

    double post…

  65. Gormdog says:

    Play nice? He just said, essentially, that if the Habs win 2-1 Gainey is a bum and the team is terrible. But if they win 4-1 or 5-1, well, everything is fine and dandy until richard gere sets up more ridiculous parameters.


    It’s a rubber puck. On ice. With wooden sticks. Bounces happen, to make a declaration like this against a team playing desperate hockey… I’ll say it again, terrible.

  66. jbroderi says:

    come on now, it is just a little passion getting in the way of common sense.  We all do it.  I think 5 1 would be a goos statement to make, but i would take 2 1 in a shoot out too.  We are all good fans here, lets play nice and only make fun of the laff fans


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  67. Gormdog says:

    What a terrible post.  Truly. Terrible. Post.


    Unless it’s a playoff elimination game or a game to clinch a spot in the playoffs, no single game, against any single team, will prove, or disprove, the validity of a team and their ability to have “something there”


    So when we were unhealthy, and beat the Caps… We proved everything that we could right? Beating the best with a team at half mast? Gimme a break richard gere, terrible, terrible comments, once again an embarassment to Montreal fans and the reason why other cities fans and announcers mock us ruthlessly.

  68. Mike Boone says:

    I’m still in shock. Heroic goaltending by Cary Grant.

  69. jbroderi says:

    OK, let us be honest.  Ruff is a great coach, no doubt, but we can’t call him a genious because of a bold, dangerous move.  The puck could have been easliy dumped into the empty net, and remember, no fear of icing.  All with 2 something left and a power play?  I can argue against that move more than for it.  But, it worked.  Bold move by Ruff that paid off, but no genious.

    Martin has ak46 and cammy on the ice, Buffalo scores, and Martin is a chump for the move.  There was more chance of ak46 and cammy ending the game with an empty netter than what Ruff did, but it didn’t work out for Martin in this situation.  If AK scored, Martin was gutsy and brilliant, becasue he put a hot player whose agressiveness casued a turnover and a goal.

    Let us be honest, martin’s team was the better team for most of the night, but he sucks because mainly of a move that was a lot less riskier than Ruff’s, who is a genious, according to some posters. 

    I don’t think drinking the Pierre Macquire Kool-Aid is doing anyone any good.  Two good coaches, but one’s move paid off.  It could have easily, and probably should have, been the other way around.


    Let’s pound Florida!!



    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  70. CBrady12 says:

    Youd think they lost games 6 of the Stanley Cup final. “The Canadiens are traumatized.” Yeah I’m sure they are all saying “how will we go on?! we lost a game in a shootout!?!? were in 6th place!! OMG were DOOOMED!!!!” lol these guys have played hundreds of games in their career and have dealt with winning and losing. Sure, losing a game that you could have won is disappointing but common they are probably looking at it as that they got a point against the division leader and have a chance to get revenge next time they play… it’s not as doom and gloom as everyone thinks.

  71. nogoalov says:

    First of all, I wouldn’t call it a collapse. Lindy Ruff is a superb coach, and he showed it with his smart and bold move swapping out Miller for a 6 on 4. However, had the Habs got control they could (having been short-handed) iced the puck and shot for the open net. It could have been 3-0 Habs and we would have been talking about the “complete” game. But, the Sabres are a good hockey team, and they are well coached – never mind they have the best goalie in the league. They pulled it off as good teams do. 

    Having said that, bad things happen, even to good teams. The Habs played very well and they have collected 16 out of a possible 22 since the break and have  and have lost in regulation only twice in that span. As much as it hurt to watch the last 3 minutes of the game last night, I went to bed knowing that they are playing good, solid hockey. I do know good hockey when I see it, and I watched it last night.


  72. jbroderi says:

    The Habs will be ok.  They played well, just seemed to be lulled to slepp in the last few minutes and got shell shocked.  We can talk about martin having Cammy out there at that point, but if he gets a break away and scores, he looks like a genius.  The fact is, Buffalo got a power ply, kept the puck in and scored.  Tonights game is what will show us a lot about our habs.. I hope they come out flying and get on a little role before the end of the season.

    Boone, Miller ans Smyth have similar hair, but that’s about it!!  hahaha

    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  73. havok says:

    No timeout after Ruff pulled Ryan Smith  i assume you meant Miller lol..



    The Dany Heatley highlight reel: kills a teammate, screws the Senators, chirps all night at the Canadiens, throws a cross-check after the siren. What a hero! Human toilet paper.

  74. ManApart says:

    He did have Roy holding the cup in’93 on his mask. And it was his favorite player growing up. Hey, Roy came out of nowhere to become an all time great who just won games. Mostly because of his Fierce competitve spirit and work ethic. His technique wasn’t great. Maybe Halak can come out of nowhere to win a Cup with the Habs, one day also.

  75. Don Carnage says:

    What indications are there that I can be better?

  76. avatar_58 says:

    I’m just glad he can HIT the net. I hate seeing a missed empty net chance….it’s embarassing.

  77. MikeMcLaren says:

    Not according to Al Iafrate.


  78. crabvader says:

    And Gionta undresses that SOB Ballard to end it. Couldn’t be more fitting.

  79. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    HALAK TIME! Good game.

  80. JIMVINNY says:

    Eat it, Ballard.

  81. linp says:

    Like it or not, Halak  =  WIN.

  82. SeriousFan09 says:

    Gionta!!! All Heart, TWO EN GOALS in Game, when’s the last time you saw that?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  83. Habscore says:

    He simply did not look very enthusiastic, but he surely is mature not to show it. Good for him.

  84. Les Habitants says:




    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  85. Habhopeful says:

    Any over/under bets on how long it takes Habsynthe/Habs_Guru/Blue_Blanc_Rouge to get kicked out again?


    DUm DUm DUm…Or can he behave…Come on, i actually noticed you were posting some thoughtful stuff the past couple of days but now your back to normal, it didnt take long…I tried to give you the benefit of the doubt but your true idiotic colours have shown…


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

  86. Matt_in_TO says:

    Carey’s probably thinking why couldn’t these jerks do this last night.


    – Member of Team Price

  87. Habscore says:

    I feel so bad for Carey! Did you see his face. He’s clearly pissed and I’m with him.

  88. Keith says:

    This win should have come last night, but I’m glad we got it at least.

  89. pathockey1 says:

    Can someone verify this but I think Plek’s last 3 goals are all empty netters

  90. linp says:

    Boston, Philly and Thrashers all lost. What a night!!!!

  91. Mr.Hazard says:

    No kidding!

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  92. topher5468 says:

    I was thinking the same thing, life is just brutal sometimes, he’ll bounce back 

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

  93. Caper says:

    Let’s be positive. 3 out of a possible 4 points in back to back games. If we beat Jersey then it’s 8 points out of a possible 12 . That’s .667 winnning percentage and I’ll take that.

  94. SeriousFan09 says:

    I think Moen deserves a Star for tonight, no points but his power on the 3rd line delivered this game.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  95. Danno says:

    Why did Florida keep sitting their goalie after it was 3-1?


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

  96. JIMVINNY says:

    He didn’t look angry to me.  He indeed could be, but I think he’s mature enough not to show it.

  97. Mrs.Price31 says:

    I agree with you. Right now, he’s probably thinking, “As soon as the playoffs end, I’m outta here”

  98. topher5468 says:

    Oh yea baby, was lovin that, too bad it wasn’t AK but he doesn’t work that hard

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

  99. andrewberkshire says:

    The Panthers aren’t the Sabres. Buffalo is a WAAAAAAAY better team. That was the difference.

  100. avatar_58 says:

    If the game is over why not? Keep the pressure on.

  101. HNS says:

    Retire Brodeur, just retire

  102. SeriousFan09 says:

    Moore over Moen for the 3 Stars? Really?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  103. JD_ says:

    A little thing we call hope, baby.


  104. Montrealer2 says:

    Certainly can’t blame Price for that Win, & anyone who does is crazy………

  105. Danno says:

    You’re leaving out our losses to Toronto and Ottawa which adds up to 3 out of a possible 8. Nothing to boast about there…


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

  106. OldGrover says:

    And you’re leaving out a> the 1 point against Toronto and b> the 6 wins before that, which makes it 4 of 8 and 16 of 20… which is not a record to complain about.

    They aren’t going to win every game.  Accept that.  No team does, not even Washington.

  107. avatar_58 says:

    While empty netters aren’t worth as much – important empty netters ARE worthwhile. That goal was needed to put it away

  108. avatar_58 says:

    They did play like that for Carey. Difference was they managed to get it out. That’s all it would have taken – get it out – one empty netter. Then we’d be the same as we are now – ecstatic over a near perfect game.

    Funny how things work no?

  109. PrimeTime says:

    yep. You nailed it. That is the reason for the win…just to piss off Price. Even let the game get close to rub it in more. Dirty ***tards!

  110. andrewberkshire says:

    Gio now has 8 goals since the olympic break. Crosby and Ovechkin combined have 6.

  111. PrimeTime says:

    Bed time kiddies

  112. Mr.Hazard says:

    Huet: 20 saves, 7 goals tonight. OUCH. .741SV%.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  113. JIMVINNY says:

    minute and a half left.  Lots of time to get two against the habs.  Ask Buffalo.

  114. Bill says:

    Halak: I’m sold. This guy is just a winner. I think with a healthy line-up, the Habs can win 4 out of 7 against most teams as long as the stick with Jaro in net.

  115. Mr.Hazard says:

    Good lord!

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  116. JIMVINNY says:

    Guess they shouldn’t have put him back in.

  117. Caper says:

    Thanks. My mistake . However win Saturday and 6 out of 10. We won and most of those close to us lost. Feels 100% better tonight than 24 hours ago.

  118. pathockey1 says:

    I agree lol i wasn’t trying to imply that there not important its just that it seems every time the other team has the net empty its Pleks who puts the game away (which is a good thing) 😛

  119. HNS says:

    I’d take NJ…….Brodeur is looking like he did at the beginning of the season and in Vancouver.

  120. Habhopeful says:

    But they still have 20 goals more overall


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

  121. gumper says:

    Since he’s clearly (according to some) upset that the team won the game for Halak but not him, I think you’re right. His self-centred attitude is definitely motivating Les Boys :)

  122. salshabs says:

    Whew!!!! Pleks!!

    They sure know how to make it interesting…can’t get over how many times they miss good opportunities to take a bigger lead, almost like theyr’e don’t want to make it easier on themselves…same thing last night, if they could only score that third goal it would make all the difference, but, NOooooo, they gotta make us hang on the edge of our seats…go Habs!


    Good game Halak, he has a style similar to Miller, efficiency of movement, and no panic.

    BTW, no way was that Buffalo Game Price`s fault. Same thing as tonight, Habs had chances to put it away earlier, and they didn`t.

    Nice to have two good young goalies…keep em both, see how next season shapes up before making a move, if at all…

  123. SeriousFan09 says:

    Time for another dance with the Devils, problem is Kovalchuk is heating up and he’s always been a thorn in our side. Fortunately, Brodeur’s running on fumes and rust by this point so he probably won’t be quite Martin F., two points can be taken on Saturday.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  124. Bill says:

    It wasn’t the only difference.

  125. Les Habitants says:

    Really needed this win tonight, after last night’s debacle, and my floor hockey team losing to go down 3-2 in the finals, another fall apart late in the 3rd would have pushed me over the edge!!

    Habs win, all’s well! 


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  126. Fansincebirth says:

    Either NJ or Buff please

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

  127. dicktracy says:

    4 outta 8. if its important to you.

  128. Top Corner says:


  129. salshabs says:

    totally agree, Buffalo is very beatable…Miller, the fly in the ointment

  130. Caper says:

    I understand. No one was more po’d than me last night. I found that loss to be the most upsetting since game six of the ’89 cup final against Calgary. However I’m looking at the positives.

  131. Mrs.Price31 says:

    Well Jaro played like a number 1 goaltender tonight. Amazing performance by him. Thought he would get a shutout but it doesn’t matter. He still got first star. That is what we need from our goaltenders. A good match like he played today.

    I still feel bad for Carey. Why couldn’t the Habs play like that infront of him yesterday? Like Boone said, the kid plays his heart out, but just doesn’t get the break. Whenever he plays an amazing game, he ends up losing it (like against Nashville, San Jose and Buffalo yesterday). Let’s remember that Carey was cold for about 2 weeks before yesterday’s game and made 40 saves. Pretty good for a back-up don’t ya think?

    Well, Jaro has been the better goaltender this year and I’m not going to hate on him just because I’m a Carey fan. He deserves every start. Carey will just have to wait his turn. He tries hard, just doesn’t get the break. Here’s hoping he will get it soon.

    Hockey is all about talent and luck, Carey’s got the talent, the other one will follow someday.

  132. Habscore says:

    Same here! I’ve been more comfortable with him since last year. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Price but the guy is losing his confidence with his badluck & his teammates’ lack of effort.

  133. Les Habitants says:

    Well said. I’m right there with you. I think Price is still a very good goalie, but Halak is right now, in my opinion, one of the top 5 best goalies in the NHL.

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  134. Caper says:

    Last night’s loss is 100% MARTINS fault.

  135. Les Habitants says:

    Listening to CJAD and TSN is all over Spachys hit on Booth saying it should be a suspendable hit. what a load of crap!! Brain damaged a** holes!!


     The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  136. Habhopeful says:

    Woman hating Physco??




    Because he said C*nt?


    i appreciate that your trying not to get booted, no thats Will Power!


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

  137. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Good post.

  138. petrov14 says:

    Gionta is AMAZING!!!

    ______________________________________ Lets name a Captain…..or does it even matter anymore?

  139. Mrs.Price31 says:

    Ya. They weren’t able to get it out at all against Buffalo yesterday. They didn’t play a good last 3 minutes yesterday like they did today. Yesterday, they took stupid penalties, couldn’t get the puck out, blocked Carey’s view and weren’t physical enough infront of their net.

    Today, they didn’t take a penalty with 3 minutes left in the game, they got the puck out and they were physical infront of their net and didn’t block Jaro’s view of the puck. But I do agree with you, if they would have gotten the empty netter, we would be ecstatic over a near perfect game. And Carey would have probably started today’s game. But that’s life!

  140. ManApart says:

    I’ve been thinking for a while now, that this guy just has this wierd aura of a winner. He comes out of Slovakia in the 9th round, never has a losing season in his life. His save% has always been outstanding. Even in The Q he had a .913 save % which is like impossible. The man just improves steadily every year, every month. He’s not far from being an elite goalie in this league and he’s only going to get better. Now comes the playoffs. He’s gonna need some luck against Pitt or Wash. Although, They could finish higher and skip those guys. Hey, I saw at the Olympics he has the potential to be a big game guy, why not in the playoffs?

  141. petrov14 says:

    A full healthy season (or playoffs?) of Gio and Cams will be awesome!

    ______________________________________ Lets name a Captain…..or does it even matter anymore?

  142. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Congrats Jaro! Gionta! Moore! Pleks!

    But man, Moen is awesome. He is what Hockey is all about. 50 stitches, misses one game, and then plays his ass off!

  143. MikeMcLaren says:

    6th straight season with a .500 record or better as the Habs get their 82nd point tonight.


  144. SeriousFan09 says:

    In related news: 2010 World Cup Soccer player ruled out for 6 weeks, stubbed toe.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  145. Habhopeful says:

    Darkie is no better than you and vice versa but he can sometimes cheer Halak-via unlike you, someone mentions something about price and you say :STFU Price Fanboy” so ya he is a little better than ya but…but not much 😉


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

  146. Aybara says:

    Its an interesting stat, no one was comparing them literally.

  147. Mrs.Price31 says:

    Exactly. Watch Price be the next BIG thing when he goes to another team. We said Latendresse doesn’t have much potential. Well look at him now. Imagine Carey, we keep saying this kid has amazing potential. So if he leaves…

  148. Caper says:

    Thank you Mr. Gainey.

  149. Top Corner says:

    Of course they would….everyones just choping at the bit to see one now… see who gets the 1st suspension….this was in no way a BLINDSIDED HEAD SHOT!!  They are on glue…the whole damn bunch of them…I hate hate HATE TSN more by the day.  Thats all we will see tomorrow -“those dirty habs”, and of course how the Laffs are on a mini hot streak….and how awesome burky is…blah

    Great game – GO HABS GO – FTW !!!

  150. ManApart says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I thought the 5 players on the ice, through the last 4 mins, and the 3 Hab players in the shootout had something to do with it.

  151. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Halak is a very good goalie.

    And he has good taste in goaltenders. I read from an interview Stubbs had with him that his favorite hockey card is Roy with his white mask. Also Halak used to have Roy painted on his helmet (can anyone confirm or did I not see that when he first started?).

    Yeah he is a winner, and he is getting all the bounces as well. Awesome for him because of being in the shadows for so long. Karma is a good thing.

  152. RiverviewCanadien says:

    I don’t get it…

  153. avatar_58 says:

    No kidding. I was very impressed with him tonight, lot’s of hussle

  154. Caper says:

    Exactly. Who put them on? Cammy’s first game back in 6 weeks and he’s on with AK46. Wrong guys. Bad coaching.

  155. RiverviewCanadien says: They are making the Spacek hit sound brutal and with intent. Booth had his head down at the last minute. It also seems like they are encouraging a suspension.

  156. RiverviewCanadien says:

    You never know. He has been great when asked upon. Maybe this year he brings the Habs just that much closer to the Cup…drafted 271st, what a story that would be eh?

    You just never know.

  157. andrewberkshire says:

    Actually Halak’s favourite player growing up was Curtis Joseph.

  158. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    thanks for the backup, nice to see someone with some respect around here, it’s unfortunate there are those who enjoy ruining our site and frankly society as a whole.

  159. ooder says:

    hey guys i missed most of the game… got stuck in the library doing hw *shudder*

    how was the game…

    how did pouliot, ak46, cammy and laps play… i know pouliot scored but how was his game… lazy or was he trying.

    glad to see our boys won :)

    good on halak for winning as well.

    i know it wasn’t carey’s fault last game.. but if he has bad luck, i wouldn’t want him playing in the playoffs lol


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  160. Caper says:

    Soccer player is opposite of a hockey player.

  161. ooder says:

    and i jsut saw the spacek hit… what a beautiful hit…

    very clean and straight on


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  162. Rugger says:

    I know it’s been a given for many months, but tonights win officially eliminates the Laffs from being able to finish ahead of the HABS!

  163. rebuildingagain says:

    I didn’t read anything suggesting they thought there was intent to injure, or anything about a suspension.  Don’t get your panties in a knot. It was written like it happened.  It was a clean check, even though it was to the head and clean even according to the new rules.

    What the new temporary rule doesn’t allow for is jumping into someones head or blindsiding someone.

  164. ManApart says:

    Ok fine, but saying it’s 100% the coaches fault is not true. The players played soft and scared and they should take the majority of the blame. It’s not like Martin put on Mara or something. He put on guys who had an awesome game, who are top players. They also still could have won in OT or the shootout.

  165. ManApart says:

    Has it come to this? Thanking Gainey for giving us a .500 or slightly better team. Man, times have sure changed in Montreal.

  166. hablifting says:

    This whole headshots thing has been completely overblown with hysteria.  You begin to see how stupid it’s become when one of your own players does it.  A guy like Spac is not a dirty player yet here he is, he’s arm/shouldered another player to the head.  The hit was done with clean intent, however an injury is the result.  Are we going to start suspending everthing in this game?  Booth needs to keep his friggen head up or get the hell off the ice.

  167. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    you’d think so, but just as some find racism funny, others find degrading women funny, both are very wrong but there will always be people like that. I know that i should probably just ignore him but i have too much self respect to let stuff like that slide. But like i said thank you, it means alot

  168. hablifting says:

    No kidding. Not a big fan of the players on this team.  I could easily stand to see over half of them gone.  Gainey has made sure we won’t pick 1st overall for a good while probably.  Is that really a good thing?  Finishing 8th every year just means that you’ll finish 8th every year.

  169. RiverviewCanadien says:

    agree 100%

  170. dicktracy says:

    Lets hope thats not the problem. Richards hit on Booth earlier in the season and then an otherwise hard but harmless hit…pray that Booth is ok. Maybe Richards could be suspended retroactive for Spach’s hit?

  171. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Correct Andrew…I believe that was also mentioned in the article from Dave.

  172. Jordio-oh says:

    pull back the dogs and enjoy the win, james dean.

  173. Caper says:

    For Christ sake…what’s wrong with positive thinking. I’m in my 40’s and have seen the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s-Cup wins. 17 years since the last and no one hates it more than me. However, we are not the Laffs and I’m damn happy that we are not. This website is full of so much whining, moaning and attacks on each other, it’s nice to see comments acknowledging good things. Yep. I’m pissed we haven’t won a Cup however I feel good about this team and as a long time habs fan, I have a huge amount of respect for Bob Gainey the player, coach and manager.

  174. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Maybe I am overreacting, but you usually don’t see facts like this, stated this way. It makes it sound bad IMO.

    he was flattened by Jaroslav Spacek’s open-ice shoulder check to the head.

    Spacek delivered the check head-on and no penalty was called on the play.

    Not once did they mention that his head was down…listen to Cherry for crying out loud, he preaches it ALL the time! And then proceed to talk about the new ruling…

  175. Caper says:

    Speaking of racism. How is Calgary reacting to Anne Coulter?

  176. SeriousFan09 says:

    Little known fact: You can build a Stanley Cup team without tanking for No. 1 picks, only successful team to tank to a Cup is Pittsburgh so far. Team’s that have sucked their way to top picks and failed to do anything include Colombus, Minnesota, Florida, NYI and Atlanta, Phoenix is having their first decent season in a decade. 


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  177. avatar_58 says:

    Then stop watching, problem solved

  178. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    i’m in edmonton and haven’t heard much, although i’m sure it won’t be as bad as it was in Ottawa (i think thats where the last one was cancelled) out here people tend to be much more right wing.

  179. hab lifer says:

    thanking Gainey???? WTF?

    I curse him every single day!

     He ruined this team or haven’t you noticed.

  180. hablifting says:

    That’s fair.  There’s not much us fans can do in the end.  I may not like this teams composition but I’ll have to deal with it 😉

  181. hablifting says:

    Your posts?  Done.

  182. Habhopeful says:

    Honestly I didn’t see that cause my shit went down and I’m on my iPhone, I never disrespected a womans Habs fan, I just think your both the same when it comes to Carey and halak, idiotic, you do it cause you have agenuine hate on for Carey and darkie just has a hate on for price haters, and when you start saying “stfu price fanboy” that’s when I juump all over you, cause it’s childish and stupid an I jump over darkie as well when he acts like a momo, so it seems you can dish it out but you can’t take it…anyways you were doing good until you said what u said again, so apologies to the women who were offended, anyways carry on, til next time! :)

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

    ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  183. hab lifer says:

    then stop insulting people

  184. wd40 says:

    Front-on, clean hit, but sadly I don’t see how the league can not act on this.  

  185. hab lifer says:

    half a season a career does not make.

    next year Latalentless will be back to scoring his usual 16 goals, you’ll see.

  186. Caper says:

    Case and point.

  187. OldGrover says:

    If they do, they will take hitting right out of the game.  There’s no rule against Spacek’s hit – the new rule is for blindsided hits, which is the exact opposite of Spacek’s.  Sucks Booth got hurt, but that was a nice clean hit that violated no rules.

  188. avatar_58 says:


    Who have I insulted?

  189. Ian Cobb says:


    I have a much better appreciation for Moen’s game. He made a huge difference tonight. The team as a whole is better than they show most nights. I believe Martin plays a far two passive style of game. He needs to turn the boys lose to create spontanious plays at times.

    Halak did not have a ton of shots but his very solid play has put him in the driver’s seat. He is a little more careful with the puck , after he touches it, it always goes to a safe area or to one of his team mates or he kills the play.

    Cary on the other hand is a little more daring and adventurous and the puck often ends up with the opposition as he tries to do a little to much with it. He will be a great goal tender in this league in time. It would have helped a lot if he had of spent a year or two in Hamilton to mature and hone his skills. But he will have to put in his development time of the fly now. It might take a little more time this way, but he will get there and be a real force for us.

    Martin Knows who his #1 is now, and will use him mostly the rest of the way I think.

    We cannot continue to play this way and be successful against better teams. Once we get the lead we do not try to put the games out of reach offensively. We go into a more defensive posture of play.

    At one point of play tonight we had 6 goal tenders on the ice all standing in the shooting lanes ready to block shots or passes. No one was attacking the man with the puck. Just a matter of time before they pot one playing that game.

    Can you just imagine the amount of penalties Gill, O’Byrne and Hammer will be taking in the play offs if we play that way against the speedy Washington or Pittsburgh clubs. Gill might as well sit in a chair in front of the net waving his stick back and forth watching the opposition fly around him.

    We have as good of a 4 line hockey club as most in this league, but our defence will only be addressed next camp. Until then we will continue to sit on the edge of our seats and chew our finger nails for the remainder of the year.


  190. Caper says:

    Shoulder to shoulder and face on. No suspension is warranted. Too bad for Booth though. Hopefully he doesn’t have another concussion.

  191. ooder says:

    math assignment was due tomorrow… needed to get it done.

    otherwise, forget about it lol..


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  192. forskis says:

    The new rules are designed to punish blind-side hits….north-south hits are still legal.  Spacek’s hit was dead-on forward.  If he had left his feet, then yes, a punishment would be warranted, but it looks like he only left his feet after contact.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  193. ManApart says:

    Halak liked Cujo over Roy? Maybe he isn’t so good after all 😉

  194. forskis says:

    Yes, it also bothers me when they never pressure the puck-carrier…on the PK they should be all over the point-men like a wet blanket, that is how other teams defend against the Habs and I think the Habs’ PK guys are fast enough to compensate for the extra bit of agressiveness.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  195. idle says:

    Doesn’t seem like a bad story to me either.  I actually don’t think it was a hit to the head either.  It was a hit to the chest but I think he came off his chest and up a bit and caught his chin.


    It’s a MAB MAB world.

  196. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Good post Ian, and I agree with a lot you say.

  197. forskis says:

    I interpreted the head-on part as in front-to-front.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  198. ManApart says:

    Was just making an observation. I started watching the Habs in a time where talking about .500 at this time of the year was cause for a complete provincial shutdown to figure out what the hell was happening and to call Bob Clarke to see how he froze hell over.

  199. linp says:

    That’s right. Spacek just stood there and Booth run into him. It is not that Spacek skated up and hit him.

  200. avatar_58 says:

    Not to mention, and I *hate* to say it, but they’d just ruin him anyway. :( Habs don’t have such a great track record keeping the drafted players, skill or no skill, working. That’s why it’s so important to resign Plekanec and Markov, and to a lesser extent the Kostitsyns. Might as well make sure they do well FOR US not anyone else. Goalies too.


    And of course the guy in my pic….

  201. Caper says:

    Fair enough. Believe me I hate it. We never went more than 7 years without winning a cup. Now 17. It’s brutal.

  202. idle says:

    Welcome to the site.


  203. Ian Cobb says:

    Because you have to keep them both shape and ready to play at a moments notice. Pot shots at the back up keeps him warm.

    Welcome aboard!

  204. Caper says:

    Put your seat belt on.

  205. Caper says:

    Put your seat belt on.

  206. badbalance says:

    He did lift his elbow to Booth’s face

  207. Ayan_SB says:

    It’s tough to see David Booth go down again, even if the hit did come from a Hab. One of my favourite players for the Panthers. Hope he recovers soon.

  208. Ian Cobb says:


    My best subject was (Richard) Dick and Jane with Spot And Puff, got my only A+

  209. Caper says:

    no. Just saw the hi-lite and the commentators (hockey guys) agree tha it was a good hit.

  210. Ian Cobb says:

    Wil!! you got Parkinsons tonight.

  211. SeriousFan09 says:

    Very glad to be done with math in my scholastic career, I can do elements of it very well, but anything involving geometry makes me insane and that’s most of the higher math I had to study was.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  212. Caper says:

    LOL. It’s past my bedtime.

  213. Mr.Hazard says:

    Yes, he used to have Roy on his helmet, brandishing the Stanley Cup, when he first made the team.

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  214. Bob Barker says:

    yeah I definitely feel for the guy. He’s at fault on this play though because the hit was clean. Hopefully, he makes a full recovery. 

  215. Caper says:

    I’m going to bed. I love the Montreal Canadiens and that beautiful jersey.When they win I sleep very well.  6pm Saturday I’ll be wired once again and somewhat edgy but man do I love my team no matter who is wearing the sweater.

  216. Caper says:

    You’ve got me again.

  217. 21BIGGionta says:

    I want your jersey!

    “Goaltending is a normal job, sure. How would you like it in your job if every time you made a small mistake, a red light went on over your desk and 15,000 people stood up and yelled at you.” -Plante

  218. Rob D says:

    Brian Gionta…professional hockey player..period..that guy brings it every shift..LOVE him.. He put the last one in with authority..No freakin’ comback tonight, Florida Kitty Kats..thanks…

    Moen….I laughed with a friend of mine (he’s a baseball fan from the USA) He said “50 freaking stitches and he’s PLAYING!!” Yep. It’s a man’s game, sonny boy…lol ..seriously, get a pic of him with those stitches and that multi coloured eye , make a poster of it and put it in every dressing room in the country. Canadian hockey personified..

    That is all.

  219. Ayan_SB says:

    Plekanec hopes to score his next 100 goals with the Habs

    Quand on lui a demandé s’il y avait une signification particulière à
    son 100e but – marqué dans un filet désert -, Plekanec s’est montré
    hésitant, mais tout de même heureux. « Évidemment, je suis content.
    J’espère qu’il y en a 100 autres qui s’en viennent et j’espère que ce
    sera ici, à Montréal. »

  220. andrewberkshire says:

    Who’s picking the 3 stars in the Montreal media? Massive man crush on Halak, he was good, but 1st star over Gionta? Pfft.

  221. G-Man says:

    I think he’s done. Once you’re concussed, it becomes easier and easier to have your bell rung. Pat Lafontaine is a prime example. Booth should stop playing, for his health and family.

  222. Shublips says:

    Moen played his best game of the season, Halak was solid and Moore looks like has found a home on the 3rd line!  Hopefully they bring a solid game against Jersey on Saturday!

    Read more:

  223. andrewberkshire says:

    Pyatt? Since when do I like Pyatt? He’s ok, but he should be in Hamilton.

  224. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    Boone. Calling out Martin for being out-coached?  Be honest with yourself and come to the realization that you were 3 minutes away from calling  last nights game one of the best of the season.  The TSN analysts were so pleased with the way Montreal played their game.  Nobody predicted that ending and as unfortunate as it was, it wasn’t Lindy’s brilliant coaching that got them that.  He was pissed at his team all night, and without Miller, that would have been a blowout. So he pulled the goalie on a powerplay at the end of the game?  That doesn’t mean that he out-coached Martin.  Let’s call it how it is, you crush on guys like Ruff or Trotz, etc., and fail to give any credit to Martin.  Martin’s team had Buffalo (on a 3 game winning streak) stifled and reeling all night.  One last rush from Buffalo = being out-coached?  Your all doom and gloom when they lose, and fail to give any credit to the coach when they win.  Typical journalist.  

  225. Mr. Higgins says:

    Wicked post. You’re bang on. Boone’s like a manic-depressive: one minute he’s celebrating and the next he’s bawling his eyes out.

  226. Mike Boone says:

    Posted in About last night … on March 16:

    The Canadiens played a textbook road game, 

    Jacques Martin
    rolled his four lines (everyone played double-digit minutes except Tom
    Pyatt, who had 9:49), got a solid game from his six Dmen and superb work
    on special teams: the Canadiens scored on their first power play (Glen
    Metropolit, his 1q0th PP goal of the season) and were perfect again in
    five shorthanded situations.

    The Canadiens have not yielded a
    power play goal since the first period of their home game against

    Six wins in a row – all with Jaroslav Halak in goal.

    taken most of the season, but as Jacques Demers pointed out on
    l’Antichambre, the Canadiens finally have an identity.

    But you’re right: I’m a typical journalist who fails to give the coach any credit when the Canadiens win.

    And you’re a typical whiner, reading this blog so you can carry on about how much it annoys you.

  227. andrewberkshire says:

    What a stupid comment.

  228. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    “Eight ways from sunday”… awful, awful observation.  You claim to know a lot about hockey, yet you make ridiculous calls like this.  Do you do it to please your Martin hating groupies, or do you actually think that 2 minutes of pressure and stellar goaltending means a team was ‘out coached’.  

    Can we have About Last Night from Stubbs from now on? He obviously knows more.

  229. longtimehabsfan says:

    Easy there HFV…

  230. sidhu says:

    You agree with the decision to put Cammy and AK46 on to protect the lead in the final moments of the game? 

  231. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Geeze what a surprise HabsfaninVictoria,slagging people again and trying to profess on How to Behave Like a Fan Should…YOU ARE SURE UPTIGHT FOR A DUDE THAT LIVES IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE WORLD THAT HAS A 4 WOMEN TO 1 GUY RATIO! Get off my Island!

  232. sidhu says:

    Martin is under contract for 5 years?  I wonder when he will be fired and brought upstairs (perhaps as another advisor or assistant to the regional manager) so that Guy Boucher can take over the reigns.

  233. mrhabby says:

    depends on what happens next season. if we have a good season and make it to the  playoffs then Martin  stays  behind the bench and boucher continues to learn the trade on the farm. i think were still a couple of years away from Boucher making it to the show.

  234. jbroderi says:

    pardon me, but just because JM is monotone, that doesn’t mean he is doing a bad job.  Montreal was picked by most pundits to be 8th in the east, and that is without any injuries.  Where did you expect them to be??  1st??  come on.  martin is doing an ok job, but we can really judge him now that we got a full line up.  They outplayed one of the best in the east for 57 minutes with Martin’s style!!!


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  235. Anonymous says:

    You can’t blame martin, Ak needed to get a hattrick and Cammalleri needed an assist on it. Why doesn’t anybody look at the needs of the players, they earned there time out there….

  236. Brocas Brain says:

    The time for PK Subban is now!  Our defense keeps losing us games…too old – too slow – and too small! They collapse everytime there is an aggressive forecheck. We have a really D stud in Hamilton “the Subinator” lets get him up here PG!

  237. mrhabby says:

    No…throw him to the wolves now and he would start his  career off badly. you always rely on your vets when you get to crunch time. he needs more time on the farm.

  238. JD_ says:

    If I could save time in a bottle
    The first thing that I’d like to do
    Is have Price make every play
    Till eternity passes away
    Just to celebrate wins with you

    …with apologies to Jim Croce.


    A little bit of karma coming back to bite the Habs after they pulled the same shiznat against Anaheim. I was hoping the HSBC at center ice stood for Habs Smash Buffalo Cranium and instead we got Habs Suck Buffalo C…

    The Habs recover their short-passing game, after a two-game absence, and effectively nullify an early and aggressive Sabres forecheck, Price is stopping everything through more traffic than one gets at the Autoroute 720 de-la-Montagne exit on a home game night, Cammy’s doing the little things that are key to the 2nd line’s puck possession game and AK cashes twice, and then…


    Good thing we’ve been through this before as fans. The experience helps buffer the pain. I hate to think of what a n00b fan goes through the first time he or she has to witness this s***.

    I’ve been ranting on this issue for as long as I can remember. When a coach feels he’s been sold short by the refs, and gets on their case, it invariably gives his team an edge. The pendulum doesn’t have to swing very far to change the game’s patina. All it takes is a subtle shift in the refs’ WhistleReflex(TM) and the game’s outcome is affected.

    Buffalo head coach Teddy Roosevelt lost it. It had an effect on the game.

    I’ve only seen one notable outburst from Jacques Martin this year. I’m not asking him to start up a Cirque du Soleil trapeze act a la Carbo, but I would like to see more emotion. Again, you don’t have to be an a-hole, but the coach’s relationship with the on-ice officials is a factor in any game and I just don’t see any intimidation emanating from behind our bench.

    Yeah, Teddy got warned. Big deal. No bench penalty. A couple of refs with sweaty armpits, though.

    By the way, this is no excuse for what happened at the end. I’m in no way putting this one on the refs. The Habs delivered for 58 minutes and then succumbed to a team desperate to score. If anything, it was at that point the Habs’ effort should have been redoubled.

    This is just about looking ahead.

    On an unrelated note, James Duthie is a TSN untouchable. Most entertaining sports moderator on TV. By far. He’s probably really cool to hang with. Would be great to see him host a Coach’s Corner segment. He’d likely end the segment by saying, “You’re watching Hockey Night in Canada on CBC,” and with the TV now showing some panoramic view of the city and the game’s score, “You know, Don, the problem is you’re a fat ol’ throwback douche. And that suit. C’mon, what’s the matter with you?”

    Finally, when Dominic Moore skates back to the bench out of breath, why does this guy always come to mind?


  239. habs001 says:

    the major problem on this team is the limited number of mobile d we have…not enough of them can carry the puck out of our zone or help out the forwards in scoring chances…when other teams d pinch it causes a lot of problems when we try to pinch we get caught on 2-1 many times…gill,gorges,obyrne have almost no offensive abilties,,,spacek and hammers offensive days are way behind them..this is why it should be no suprise that on most nights we score 2 goals or less 5-5…one game success vs caps,pitts,new jersey is nice but i just dont see this d standing up to them in a series where we are playing them every other night.. subban could a solid option to bring up but only if he is here for the  last few games of the season and not called up when we are 3 games behind…it is very unlikely that no d will not get injured in the playoffs and somehow mab full time d is scary….but really we should be undefeated as i have not seen one goal scored on price that someone did not post halak would have stopped it or vice versa…the type of goals price and halak gave up are given up 100 times each week throughout the nhl…just watch sport centre highlights…

  240. Morenz7 says:

    What, your emotions don’t see-saw during moments like last night’s collapse?

    Dude writes a liveblog—as a fan, not a network game analyst. 



  241. jbroderi says:

    that is what makes his posts entertaining.  He acts like a fan, not an analyst.  With his emotion, anyways.  He does know a lot about the game, and will share some with us from time to time, but he is a fan first, and ig i were to write stuff right after the game, I would be all over the map too.  Too Hiigh and too low, in the span of 24 hours.  hahaha


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  242. jbroderi says:

    they do flucuate, thats what I mean, you and I are making, or trying to make, the same point.  He is a fan first, and that is why we are on here!!


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  243. Mike Boone says:

    What, you’re a psychiatrist now?

  244. jbroderi says:

    i think the correct term for you is a canadiens fan.  If your posts were completely rational all of the time, than no one would listen to you.  Keep it up.  The first thing i don after a game, win or lose, is look for the about last night.  Still think the ruff martin thing was just a bit of good luck for ruff, though, martin is doin ok,


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  245. keepthefaith says:

    Kinda think all habs fans are manic depressive. Hard not to be after last night.

  246. keepthefaith says:

    Great, now it looks like Boone is slamming me! There goes my street cred. Any why is my writing this wayÉ and why do my question marks come out as É.

  247. Mike Boone says:

    I was slamming Mr. Higgins, M.D.

  248. mrhabby says:

    what is the new NHL.

  249. Chuck says:

    It’s not QUITE 99%, but your odds of winning when scoring 2 goals is only about 35%.


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  250. keepthefaith says:

    Just saw tsn o toole retweeted your tweet.  Isnt twitter awesome. Shannon elizabeth DM me one time. haha thats my claim to fame.

  251. SeriousFan09 says:

    Oh hell, it’s the truth, RUN!!!


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  252. Ian Cobb says:

    Jacques Martin is on my bubble tonight. We have the horses on the roster to play a dominant game in this league for the first time in many  years. We are not winning the cup this year or anything but it is up to the coaches to put the right combinations of players together to make it happen. Being out coached 3 games in a row is unexceptable.!

    They!, the coaches need to get on top of this game and show some passion, pride direction and leadership.


  253. topher5468 says:

    Clarkeson is right, Avery has no balls

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

  254. ManApart says:

    Wow, JM really loves Pyatt. He seems to be ahead of Metro,Laps and Darche on the depth chart. No offensive ability at all, but is a very good defensive player and is a tenacious checker, right up JM’s alley. I don’t think he should be put in over Metro though. Carbo had Kostopoulos, Gainey had Brisebois and JM has Pyatt.

  255. JD_ says:

    Anyone associated with the Panthers organization nicknamed Slats?

  256. showey47 says:

    Not sure why the lineup needed to be changed. I felt we could have not of asked for a better 56 road minutes then we got last night. We were one undisciplined penalty away from coming away with 2 points in regulation. If moen needed to get back into the lineup then pyatt should be sitting,other then that,status quo. Metro and darche have been very good 4th line role players and chip in with some points,laps doesn’t.

  257. coachdoug says:

    Felt the same way…not like some of the top teams have not lost a lead late…new look NHL anything can happen…one open net goal on the 6-4 and it would have been an easy two points…

    I can see maybe bumping Darche to see if Laps is getting the message but it’s criminal to sit Metro…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  258. coachdoug says:

    Bold prediction…

    1.Habs run the scoreboard…

    2.Laps gets a hat trick…

    3.The parade route is planned…

    4. Everyone on HIO posts that “they knew this was a cup contending team the whole time”…Timo is a happy camper

    Go habs Go!

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  259. Mike Boone says:

    All plausible except a happy Timo

  260. Fansincebirth says:

    Is it possible that Metro is just out of gas and with the b-b games, he’s being rested?

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

  261. showey47 says:

    1-0 bolts leading bruins and the bruins commentators complaining about a blown offside call that led to the goal. I guess they forgot about kessel in last years playoffs.

  262. Habhopeful says:

    Lol ya I’dunno, not sure that play would have saved the series…We staaaaank

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

  263. jbroderi says:

    metro isn’t very big.  Maybe he needed a game off or something. Ther has to be something going on, because he seemed to be playing well.  Let’s be honest, if his PP production goes down, that can only be expected.  I still think he played ok last night though, so maybe he is hurt or something?


    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  264. topher5468 says:

    Just a word to FS Panthers, Don’t ask Lindsey what the H stands for in CH. He doesn’t know.

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

  265. coachdoug says:

    I remember that from the last telecast…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  266. Exit716 says:

    I guess since Minnesota didn’t make the playoffs in the NCAA tournament, David Fischer is on his way to obscurity.,…err I mean Hamilton?

    First round draft picks are over-rated anyways.


  267. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    Wow boone you were a cute baby nice picture (J/K)

  268. SeriousFan09 says:

    Pleks line will lead in scoring, but I hope to see Pouliot get back to his scoring ways tonight.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  269. Habscore says:

    Philly 2-0 Minny >:(
    Common Gui! Score now!!

  270. coachdoug says:

    I really want to see the Turtleneck get hot again…AK46 is alive again…If Cammy jumps in they will be golden…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  271. andrewberkshire says:

    Let’s just please get a win.

  272. showey47 says:

    I agree, got an invite to see the last game of the season against the leafs and i really don’t want that game to mean anything other then resting our players for the playoffs.

  273. Habhopeful says:

    Markie’s jock just landed on my shoulder!


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

  274. JIMVINNY says:

    Man, what was Markov doing?  Great save though.

  275. coachdoug says:

    Halak bailing out the D…Markov owes him a couple brews for that one…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  276. linp says:

    Gomez is not carrying the puck anymore. He just dumps the puck in. He is far from a 7 mil man.

  277. showey47 says:

    Its not that bad unless he is still wearing it,lol

  278. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    Habs do not look too good and pouliot takes a penaltyb

  279. SeriousFan09 says:

    Pouliot trips, he’s done for the night with JM.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  280. Habscore says:

    What’s with the jock? What happened?

  281. linp says:

    He dives. that was just a touch. WTF.

  282. JIMVINNY says:

    Bad luck.

  283. coachdoug says:

    Is the cute drop pass necessary every time Gomez enters the zone?  How about we drive to the net and get a little dirty…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  284. Canus says:

    Thank god Price isn’t in tonight. Otherwise it would have been 3-0 Panthers so far. This my dear boys and girls is the difference between Price and Halak, is that Halak is a money goalkeeper.

  285. Morocco says:

    We’re going to need a lot of practice at that for the playoffs. Best to get it down now.

  286. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    the way the team is playing he’s going to have to look really sharp

  287. king ddd says:

    blooody he**benny’s been pissin’ me off lately. I hope gui scores 35 this year and a 50+ next year, so the bloody management and the gui haters will learn a lesson


    .::moen & georges for co-captains::.

  288. Shiloh says:

    Game is fast – entertaining to watch.

  289. coachdoug says:

    But can you carry it?  😉

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  290. Habhopeful says:

    Hahaha Touché Showey


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

  291. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    most rediculous, illogical and ignorant comment of the night award goes to you

  292. topher5468 says:

    Man, If Horton is for sale, I wouldn’t mind him here

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

  293. zamboni says:

    Are you here just to stir sh*t?

    They haven’t had 3 good scoring chances yet.

  294. JIMVINNY says:

    Well, you’re an idiot.

  295. SeriousFan09 says:

    Thank god you have nothing to do with how a hockey team is run.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  296. king ddd says:

    dude get a fu*&*  life


    .::moen & georges for co-captains::.

  297. Shiloh says:

    LaSlowesse with 50 goals – oh boy. That’s the best laugh I’ve had for weeks.

  298. Canus says:

    Dude, lol, really, is that the best you can do?


  299. Habhopeful says:

    Im using JM’s passive coaching strategy…Ill pretend its not even there…


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

  300. JIMVINNY says:

    Good one.

  301. bigjames says:

    would have been nice to have someone in front of the net…the puck was there for the taking!

  302. SeriousFan09 says:

    Montreal living up to their rep of playing to the level of the opposition, if not under it.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  303. topher5468 says:

    Not even close so far, I hope we can withstand this early barage and get our legs, Halak has been good so far.

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

  304. jbroderi says:

    that talk almost got you crucified earlier tonight.  hahaha

    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  305. coachdoug says:

    Tell the Zam operator he just has to clean the Habs end…Florida’s end will be clean if the game continues like this…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  306. Canus says:

    no kidding, haha. But, seriously, tell me it’s not the truth. Do you actually think it would be a 0-0 game by now if Price was in?

    I just love how people responded though. Quick way to find out the maturity level of some of these so called fans.

  307. zamboni says:

    Save yourself some time, turn it off now.

  308. Habhopeful says:

    Does the laptop/computer go hand in hand with the TV? 😉


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

  309. Canus says:

    yeah, very good one. It was too funny. I actually can’t stop laughing. But, did he mean “Village” as in the “The Village” or the gay Village. If the latter, then, wouldn’t that be homophobe, and, isn’t that banned here now?

  310. JIMVINNY says:

    I think he was referring to the village referenced in the term “village idiot”.  That village.

  311. Canus says:

    ignorant huh, ummm, do you by any chance have an idea what the word “ignorant” means mr “I say fight”?

  312. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    yes i do do you know what dictionary is mr ignorant

  313. Canus says:

    haha, so true!

  314. andrewberkshire says:

    Latendresse won’t even equal this year’s goal total next year, let alone score 50. He’ll get 16-20.

  315. showey47 says:

    yeah,i know. There was no saving that series,lol.

  316. Fansincebirth says:

    we can’t sustain any pressure in the Panther end. Puck’s in, puck’s out….

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

  317. Castor says:

    It’s TIME to bring up PK!!

    Bring some life back to this team.

  318. JIMVINNY says:

    I really like MAB as a forward.  He’s a lot more physical when he gets to initiate the hit rather than absorbing it.

  319. cameronwalker89 says:

    He gets it out of the zone better than almost all our other REAL forwards..


    “The day you hear someone call me captain will be the day I buy a boat.”
    -The Flower

  320. JIMVINNY says:


  321. andrewberkshire says:

    Pouliot!!! Continuing his dominance over the Panthers!

  322. SeriousFan09 says:



    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  323. coachdoug says:

    All you Poulliot bashers STFU…Nice goal…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  324. topher5468 says:

    easy there fella

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

  325. Fansincebirth says:

    Just like magic!

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

  326. Danno says:

    It’s official. Pouliot is no longer a bum.


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

  327. Habscore says:

    Fan Bipolarity? ;P

  328. zamboni says:

    It’s official, Habs fans have extremely short memory. 😉

  329. Xtrahabsfan says:


  330. zamboni says:

    Benny !

    Before that, Horton cut in the net as if Gill was not there. Ouch.

  331. linp says:

    This should get Pouliot going. Go for our team….

  332. Habscore says:

    YYESSS BABYYY …Pouliot owed it to JM tonight!!!

    And that’s also why I like Gomer’s passes.

  333. cameronwalker89 says:

    Has anyone ever said they are making TOO much money for what they are contributing.. It would take a big boy. I.E. YOU GOMEZ!


    The day you hear someone call me captain will be the day I buy a boat.”
    -The Flower

  334. Habhopeful says:

    I cant help but think everytime a Habs player scores he says the following to his teammates:

    “That’ll keep those Hab fans off my back…For now…”


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

  335. JD_ says:

    An “all is forgiven” goal.

  336. SeriousFan09 says:

    12.3 million bucks sitting in the crease and they can’t buy a goal, go figure.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  337. andrewberkshire says:


  338. coachdoug says:

    Gionta!!! Nice…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  339. cameronwalker89 says:



    “The day you hear someone call me captain will be the day I buy a boat.”
    -The Flower

  340. SeriousFan09 says:

    GIONTA! What a sniper’s shot!


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  341. zamboni says:

    Wow, what a goal for GIO, and what a terrible one for Vokoon.

  342. linp says:

    Gionta for Captain…

  343. Danno says:

    Another gigantic goal by our tiny giant. Giiiiiiiiioooooonnnnnntttttaaaaaa!


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

  344. Keith says:

    Yeah baby!!! Now, are we going to hold this two goal lead or what lol?

  345. Danno says:

    Remember these guys:

    It was also something special to watch Gary Carter, Ellis Valentine,
    Larry Parrish, Warren Cromartie, Jerry White, Chris Speier, Rodney
    Scott, Steve Rogers, Charlie Lea, Bill Lee, Ross Grimsley, Tim Raines,
    Scott Sanderson, Bill Gullickson, The Bus Squad (Broke Underpaid
    Superstars) play and develop into that great team.


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

  346. habsfanmandy says:

    1P 5:11: Gomez leads a net-crashing charge. Shots are 5-5 through 15 minutes of heart-stopping action. Jacques Martin is coaching both teams.

    BOONE!!!! LMAO!!

  347. Habscore says:

    anybody can tell me what happened with Markov’s jock earlier??? I wanna laugh too…!!lol

  348. cameronwalker89 says:

    I want to see OB throw down.. A good fight would hold the habs together.. 


    “The day you hear someone call me captain will be the day I buy a boat.”
    -The Flower

  349. JIMVINNY says:

    I don’t think AK knew he had that much time.

  350. JD_ says:

    Two soft ice cream vokouns, so far.

  351. SeriousFan09 says:

    Moen just makes a checking line work. Nice to see the 3rd line staying dangerous.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  352. Habhopeful says:

    We are completely healthy guys – we finally have the A, yes I said CAPITAL A lineup.  And you know what – if the Habs want to redeem anything ANYTHING – or PROVE anything – its tonight, tonight against the PANTHERS at HOME.

    And you know what – a 2 – 1 W ain’t going to cut it – a 3 – 1 W ain’t going to cut it. NOT AT HOME, NOT WITH A FULLY HEALTHY SQUAD and ESPECIALLY NOT AGAINST THE FLORIDA PANTHERS.

    If the Habs can’t win COMMANDINGLY  – if the Habs can’t win BY A  5 GOAL MARGIN for ONCE this  season – something that was SO common LAST year – THEN THERE WAS NOTHING THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE – A GAINEY MIRAGE FINALLY EXPOSED …


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



  353. Habhopeful says:

    Lol he didnt literally lose it…Horton turned him inside out…i guess i shoulda been a lil clearer lol 😛


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

  354. Nick_Habs1 says:

    Ok Martin…2 goal lead…..DONT SIT BACK

  355. topher5468 says:

    I think AK needed to push back there

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

  356. Nick_Habs1 says:

    I see who is holding Halak’s jock tonight….

  357. Habscore says:

    Ohh LOL Thanks!!

  358. coachdoug says:

    Sorry…Yeah…Just amazed everyone wants to throw him under the bus after a couple of games…gotta give him time like OB…Really want to see these young guys do well…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  359. topher5468 says:

    I hear ya,

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

  360. topher5468 says:

    Someone needs to give Ballard some much needed attention

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

  361. andrewberkshire says:

    That pass sequence by Markov to Gomez to Gionta was a thing of beauty!

  362. twocents says:

    Hey, Andrew, I responded to you on the second page back of the Moen thread. If you care to look.

  363. SeriousFan09 says:

    Benny, save those golden hands, let O’Byrne engage with him in a philosophical dicsussion next period.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  364. Danno says:

    OB is good at knuckles diplomacy.


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

  365. Keith says:

    Slow start but the boy’s have some jump now!

  366. headbanger_33 says:

    How does Bitz not get charging for that?

    He starting striding at the goddam blueline, FFS.

  367. twocents says:

    So where does Dube get this malarkey that Sergei doesn’t posses good straight line speed?

    And why are you buying it, Boone?

  368. SeriousFan09 says:

    I just didn’t get that when I read it, Sergei is such a valuable player because he’s got the jets.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  369. andrewberkshire says:

    I think he’s just referring to closing speed on loose pucks, it doesn’t have as much to do with how fast Sergei actually is, but how he plays. Sergei as a PK guys is more concerned about staying in position than fighting for loose pucks, as opposed to Gionta who will sacrifice positioning to fight for a puck. It’s just a different style, I don’t know if having Gionta on instead would have helped in that situation, but its an interesting point.

  370. topher5468 says:

    Do you know what the H stands for in CH

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

  371. Danno says:

    Fearless prediction – Free wings at La Cage aux Sports tonight.


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

  372. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    are they any good?

  373. linp says:

    I start to understand Pouliot’s game more. He has good hand and can score. He likes to stick check and intercept passes. He has long reach. As long as he skates hard, he’ll be effective. He’ll not use his body to hit or use his body to fight for the puck.

  374. twocents says:

    Malarkey can be hard to get.

  375. sidhu says:

    1) Thank god that animal pic was removed, 2) that was not a hot first 10 mins, 3) we desperately needed that giveaway goal, we’re skating with jump now.

    Let’s not sit back!

  376. SeriousFan09 says:

    Huet in nets, Hawks getting dominated by Colombus 4-1, he’s either bought out or buried in the minors next year.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  377. habsfanmandy says:

    Thank goodness that pic is gone… that monkey was starting to creep me out!

  378. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    his stats look ok 26-13-4

  379. Habhopeful says:

    Wow Huets gottttttttta goooo…Weeeeeeeaaaaaaak


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

  380. jimhasbeen says:

    wow huet pulled after 5 to columbus

  381. andrewberkshire says:

    The mighty Huet has already let in 5 goals on 20 shots against the powerhouse Bluejackets.

  382. SeriousFan09 says:

    His save % and GAA when he backstops the team with arguably the best Top-4 Unit in the NHL is questionable, he’s under .900 and his GAA is 2.40, hardly impressive.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  383. sidhu says:

    Clean hit, too bad for Booth though

  384. JIMVINNY says:

    Perfectly clean, north south hit.  That one’s on Booth.

  385. Habhopeful says:

    That was clean, not even a head shot but i dont like to see booth hurt like that


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

  386. TheMock780 says:

    Jeez that’s brutal for Booth. Another big hit to the head (although Spacek’s wasn’t dirty here by the rules or not). This guy is having the worst luck this year

  387. topher5468 says:

    I wish that was Ballard and not Booth

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

  388. linp says:

    That was clean.

  389. merlin_24cups says:

    SERIOUSLY?!?!?! AGAIN?!?!?!?! Across the blue line with his head down……….wow.

  390. JIMVINNY says:

    I feel real bad for him.  But it was all on him.

  391. crabvader says:

    100% clean hit. Booth was looking for ice chips.


  392. MikeMcLaren says:

    I guess Flyers fans would be booing Booth at this point, huh?


  393. SeriousFan09 says:

    I really hope this year doesn’t shorten his career by a half-decade.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  394. crabvader says:

    OMG me too!

  395. T-roy West says:

    Booth didn’t even get hit in the head. His career will be short lived.

  396. Keith says:

    Hope Booth isn’t concussed but it wasn’t a headshot.

  397. Da Hema says:

    Yes, that was a disturbing little primate. The capuchins, though, are easily the creepiest.


    “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge….”

    –Hunter S. Thompson

  398. andrewberkshire says:

    Booth seems to chronically not look at what’s going on. Always has his head down.

  399. Matt_in_TO says:

    Clean hit, not much Spacek could do.


    – Member of Team Price

  400. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    i wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy

  401. sidhu says:

    Spaceman did what he had to do. This was a legal, “north-south” shoulder check of someone with his head down.

    Booth is out of it, wonder how this will effect his career.  He may need to take the rest of the season off, and use the off-seaosn to recover.


  402. SeriousFan09 says:

    And he’s earning close to what Toews and Kane are getting, top reason for sacking Tallon.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  403. Les Habitants says:

    WOW! just got home from my own game and its 2-0 habs! awesome! what did I miss? anything big?


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  404. vaya_ says:

    eric lindros disease?

  405. topher5468 says:

    Not that he is hurt dude, just the hard hit

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

  406. andrewberkshire says:


  407. linp says:

    Gill has too much time to pass to the opponent.

  408. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    true but the rest of the team is an offencive powerhouse. he’s probably there as a a good veteran presence for the younger goalies (like he was for Price and Halak in montreal)

  409. habs-hampton says:

    Booth’s injury is the direct result of Richard’s hit, not Spacek’s.  End of discussion. Feel bad for Booth, though. He obviously wasn’t ready to come back.

  410. andrewberkshire says:

    And to think people say he was a good GM!!!

  411. Keith says:

    Sold it big time.

  412. andrewberkshire says:

    What a BS penalty. Pushed in by Ballard, then an dive by Vokoun. Not to mention Vokoun got away with interference a minute earlier.

  413. sidhu says:

    Habs didn’t show up in the first ten, Halak had to step up, Dvorak bad giveaway to Pouliot who backhanded the puck for a goal, Habs had jump after that, took over the play, Gio scored on a slapper from the far right circle, weak goal.

    Spacek just nailed David Booth with a clean hit, caught em with his head down, Booth looked concussed.

  414. andrewberkshire says:

    Eric Lindros thought he was invincible early in his career, but his chronic head injuries are the result of Philadelphia rushing players back. There are tons of players in the last 20 years from the Flyers who retired with massive concussion problems. Their medical staff should be fired.

  415. SeriousFan09 says:

    Replace fired with prosecution for reckless endangerment.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  416. Les Habitants says:

    Thanks for the update. dosen’t have to be pretty as long as where winning! got to up the pace, can’t take another repeat of last night


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  417. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m sure Keith Primeau would agree, since he still can’t stand up too fast without passing out.

  418. zamboni says:

    He could have looked all he wanted, that Richards hit was a head hunt.

  419. andrewberkshire says:

    It was, but Booth was reaching for the puck, which is stupid, and that wasn’t the first time he’s done something like that. No excuses for Richards, but Booth is a dumb player.

  420. MikeMcLaren says:

    “Habitants” of course!  Just ask Lindsay, that’s what he said last game!


  421. twocents says:

    If that’s what he meant he should have stated it that way. Why talk about “straight line speed”.

    I am not sure how you know what he meant, but he’s using skill language where you suggest he is taking about style.


  422. zamboni says:

    When you’re short one player, you can play aggressive, when you’re short two, you can’t do that, you’re way too outnumbered and they can pass around, though 6 on 4 is not as open as 5 on 3.

  423. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m guessing, I have no idea what he meant. Not defending him, just trying to figure it out myself.

  424. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m not saying one way is better than the other. Of all the decisions JM made that last couple minutes, Sergei being on isn’t one that I would question.

  425. zamboni says:

    agreed 100% Andrew,

    I just don’t get what Dube wanted to say there.

  426. JIMVINNY says:

    Pushed by Ballard, and a dive by Vokoun.  Terrible call.

  427. crabvader says:

    Ballard gets away with yet another one. I wish somebody would knock this guy into next year.

  428. merlin_24cups says:

    WOW Great chance!

  429. SeriousFan09 says:

    LOL, I forgot about that pic.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  430. JIMVINNY says:

    His arm is broken.  Guaranteed.

  431. SeriousFan09 says:

    Game-saving shot block right there.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  432. nickster13 says:

    hey is that auger!

  433. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s a make-up call right there.

  434. Habhopeful says:

    Mike Richards officially ruined Booth’s career…sux man, poor guy


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

  435. hablifting says:

    Is that your medical opinion?

  436. TheMock780 says:

    Get Kostitsyn off the ice. That’s two poor passes in a row

  437. hablifting says:

    Andrei Kost has some of the most worthless hockey sense ever.  Why is he always passing to the wrong team?

  438. andrewberkshire says:

    Horrible PP.

  439. T-roy West says:

    Besides a very few, why are russian nhler’s so damn fragile and physically weak?

  440. linp says:

    MAB is not improving our PP. Our PP system is the problem.

  441. Les Habitants says:

    What the heck happened to our powerplay?


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  442. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    not a perfect science… it will take sometime to regain its awesome form

  443. SeriousFan09 says:

    Steve Stamkos just tied Ovie and Sid for the goal scoring lead.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  444. T-roy West says:

    Because he’s really not that good.

  445. TheMock780 says:

    Actually it’s Perry Pearn’s job. The Rangers PP was junk last year when he ran that too

  446. JD_ says:

    Started whistling Sweet Georgia Brown during that last PP.

    For all the wrong reasons…

  447. twocents says:

    PK too.

    And despite our current struggles we are still second in the league for PP.

    I think a coach should be proud of that.

  448. andrewberkshire says:

    WOW! That kid is unreal.

  449. linp says:

    Gill should never pinch in. He is way too slow to come back.

  450. hablifting says:

    Have to agree.  He’s a pretty poor player at this point overall.  I wonder how long the Habs will wait before they move him elsewhere..?

  451. twocents says:

    Sorry, Pearn is in charge of the D and Muller the special teams.

    Second best PP in the league at that.

  452. andrewberkshire says:

    No it isn’t. PP and PK are Muller’s job. Pearn is the defensive system coach.

  453. zamboni says:

    Because they are not Canadian.

  454. T-roy West says:

    We need guy’s like Backes and Umberger on the first two lines. AK46 and Pouliot are boys.

  455. twocents says:

    I thought I saw Geese Ausby.

  456. TheMock780 says:

    Are you sure about that. It seems like every day on Mitch Melnyk’s show they’re talking about the PP and how Pearn is the coach of that

  457. showey47 says:

    Yeah, our #2 ranked PP is garbage. It must have been all an accident.

  458. topher5468 says:

    That same PP shot

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

  459. SeriousFan09 says:

    Stamkos and Ovechkin seem locked to duel for the Richard trophy for the next several years, Crosby’s having a great year but he’ll go back to being the assists man next season, this year was the failure (again) of the Pens to give him and Malkin anyone who can score when he literally puts goals on their sticks.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  460. T-roy West says:

    That could be it.

  461. topher5468 says:

    Blue Jackets have 6 on the Balckhawks, Hmm, I wonder who statred for Chi

    Huet let in 5

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

  462. JD_ says:

    That last PP was a lemon. Unfortunately not of the meadowlark variety.

  463. Les Habitants says:

    TB  4 BOS 2      MIN 1  PHI 3   TOR 1  ATL 1


    go leafs; wooo , that was weird

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!! (that feels better!)

  464. coachdoug says:

    Sergie playing way better than Andre tonight…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  465. andrewberkshire says:

    Well Melnyk is mistaken. Muller has been the special teams coach for like 4 years. Pearn has always been a defense coach, that’s what he was in charge of in NY last year too.

  466. T-roy West says:

    Their too dense to figure it out. It’s a no brainer for me.

  467. twocents says:

    Yeah, less Globetrotters and more Generals.

    Did you know Gillette once owned the Globetrotters?


  468. Spoons91 says:

    stamkos 45 goals as much as crosby and ovi

    follow me on twitter —

  469. Da Hema says:

    Andrei leaving Montreal would have a serious negative impact on the fast food industry. They are lobbying hard to keep him here.


    “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge….”

    –Hunter S. Thompson

  470. badbalance says:

    Every hockey player starts off as a boy. Not everyone is a gown old man when they enter the NHL.

  471. topher5468 says:

    I don’t know about anyone else but I would feel a whole lot better with a 3rd goal

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

  472. linp says:

    We have 3 well balanced lines.

  473. sidhu says:

    Would have really liked for Moen to have scored — guy deserves it

  474. badbalance says:

    Note that Ovi missed like 10 games this season.

  475. JD_ says:

    I did not know that.

  476. SeriousFan09 says:

    Moen is a beast tonight, don’t wound what you can’t kill folks.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  477. habsfan1001 says:

    Doesn,t this remind you of last night. Just can’t put them away

  478. hablifting says:

    Sarcasm? :)  Not that I don’t agree to a point 😉

  479. T-roy West says:

    Doug, I really believe that both Kostitsyn’s  will do more harm to our team then good. They both need to go. They might as well be five feet tall. Wimpy!!

  480. zamboni says:

    Not sure if I prefer Laps over Metro.

  481. habsfan1001 says:

    Nice one hamerlik

  482. T-roy West says:

    Hamrlik, you suck. Where the hell is Subban already!!

  483. showey47 says:

    i know i don’t

  484. SeriousFan09 says:

    Pleks line clearly draws two penalties, no calls. Watch us sneeze on the Panthers and get called.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  485. sidhu says:

    Jaro getting some love from the crowd

  486. linp says:

    I wouldn’t mind getting rid of Hamrlik.

  487. linp says:

    double post.

  488. Keith says:

    Great stop Halak! So nice to have TWO good goaltenders.

  489. JIMVINNY says:

    Ask Lucic how Wimpy Andrei is.

  490. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    and spacek

  491. zamboni says:

    HIO screwed up, posted the reply to the wrong post, and then didn’t allow me to edit my own post.
    Something is going on there.

  492. sidhu says:

    Same here – Metro has the goals, the work ethic.  Laps seems to have lost a step and some fire in his game.  I remember when he had that run in with Emery, when he butt-ended Sidney, what happened to that guy!?

  493. Habhopeful says:


    Pearn does do the P.P Duties and he did it for the NYR as well


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

  494. T-roy West says:

    Wrong choice of words for sure. I meant they are girls, lol.

  495. twocents says:

    He and his partners turned them into what we came to know them as.

  496. nick says:

    Who’s your #2 if Markov goes down? MAB? Spacek? Hamrlik has a big contract and it would be nice to move him, but he provides a little insurance… just in case.

  497. twocents says:

    He doesn’t here.

  498. Les Habitants says:

    Are you psychic?


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  499. Habhopeful says:

    I thought he did it here as well, I always thought Jarvis for some reason worked the P.P before


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

  500. Chorske says:

    Dude, this is HIO.

    You’re not allowed to like both.


  501. T-roy West says:

    I know how wimpy Andrei is. I watch the games. Besides lucic would beat the piss out of him.

  502. twocents says:

    I think you may be right about Jarvis, not entirely sure.

  503. coachdoug says:

    I will agree that Andre is very inconsistent…when he is on he is on…when he is off he can be way off…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  504. Habhopeful says:

    Not medical but it took him over 40+ games to come back and he was very easily rattled from Spacek’s hit, your first concussion is never your last


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

  505. hablifting says:

    I’ve had 4 of them, I know plenty well how easy it is after your first.  Problem is, I didnt get them while being payed millions.  I don’t feel bad for the guy in the least.  He could always quit pro and go play mens league some place 😉

  506. Habhopeful says:

    Right, noone expects you to be sympathetic to a player who probably worked his butt of to get to the NHL, regardless of the money he makes, hes still a person, just like you, its not his fault you decided to not follow your hockey dreams for whatever reasons you have…


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

  507. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hamrlik’s mileage is catching up with him, over 1200 GP, he just can’t take the strain anymore.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  508. king ddd says:

    GIMME one good reason for moen not to be the captain (other than the argument that he aint french)



    .::moen for captain::.

  509. SomersetVII says:

    common, really? i mean i like the guy but get serious.

  510. badbalance says:

    OK come on, he gave him the whole top of the net, if he lifted the puck that was in. Not taking nything away from Jaro, just saying.

  511. SomersetVII says:

    great work by halak, but you know if that was carey he would have been able to raise it.

  512. TOEmastro says:

    it’s like the rest of the league is TRYING to make Jaro look good


    let him win the cup, that’ll show em!

  513. JIMVINNY says:

    O’byrne got enough of that puck to make sure Olesz couldn’t get it over Halak’s pad.

  514. habsfan1001 says:

    nice clear jaro

  515. JIMVINNY says:

    WTF?  That was a BRUTAL call.

  516. sidhu says:

    Okay boys, don’t sit back.  We need to continue pressing.  When I played, if we were up, my coach would tell us it was tied or we were down, we played extra hard to win even on our team’s private scoreboard to ensure we would win on the game’s scoreboard.

  517. Chorske says:

    I never do this, but I am doing it now, because I want to save you cats from getting similarly screwed:

    People, if you play music, stay away from Nantel Music on St Laurent above Mt Royal. I gave them my guitar for a simple tuneup and restringing and to check the pickups. Tonight the guitar is destroyed- the floyd rose is broken, two of the bolts are stripped, one is broken, and there are gouges in the metal finish. They called my guitar “crappy” (it isn’t, or wasn’t) and tried to sell me one of theirs. They also tried to charge me 60$ plus 7 for the strings.

    Tell your musician friends. I tried this place to encourage a local business, and got burned.

  518. Bill says:

    Those guys are taking you for a chump. Get a lawyer, now.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  519. sidhu says:

    What is this, a Panthers pity party?  It’s called two players battling for the puck, both were engaged

  520. JIMVINNY says:

    They are trying to screw us again.

  521. zamboni says:

    WTF they called that obstruction?

  522. Les Habitants says:

    This is getting fu#%ing bruta!!!!


    lThe last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  523. Keith says:

    WTF is that??? This league is just pathetic sometimes!

  524. T-roy West says:

    Wow that’s a close obstruction call.

  525. topher5468 says:

    How is that a good call, its a battle for the puck, Lindsey is a real Douche

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

  526. TheMock780 says:

    That play happens all the time during a game. By the letter of the law it was probably interference. Still, a weak call

  527. avatar_58 says:

    Pardon me? What was Obyrne supposed to do, let him get the puck THEN hit?


    This sport is so pussified thanks to interference calls. I say let them hit whomever they want so long as it’s legal. I’ve never seen an interference call I agree with.

  528. NLhabsfan says:

    Brutal call

  529. T-roy West says:

    Moore will score shorthanded!

  530. SeriousFan09 says:

    They ignore 2 against us, call 2 marginals against us, figures.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  531. ed lopaz says:

    when did MR. BEAN become a licensed NHL referee?

  532. rut1212 says:

    Why does Murray Wilson question ref’s calls, but then the next sentence talks about the Canadiens getting themselves into penalty trouble?

  533. sidhu says:

    Passing to Gill on a 2-on-1… lowest percentage play. EVER.

  534. Mr.Hazard says:

    Brunet chuckling at the sight of Gill’s rush. lol

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  535. Keith says:

    Dodged an A-bomb there.

  536. habs001 says:

    hall gill 3-1 funiest play of the year

  537. linp says:

    O’Byrne still needs to learn the rule of the game.

  538. Les Habitants says:

    you called it


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  539. twilighthours says:

    There’s no doubt in my mind: the call on O’B was the worst penalty call of the season.

  540. zamboni says:

    You’re an idiot for placing the blame on OB.

  541. SeriousFan09 says:

    Gill SH Goal would’ve been the unquestioned highlight of the year.

    Hawks gave up after Huet crapped the bed, they’re down 8-1 now.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  542. Danno says:

    Gill a Bobby Orr wannabe

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

  543. topher5468 says:

    Thats a bit extreme, I think that was a marginal call at best, last night yes brutal penalty, not so much tonite

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

  544. SeriousFan09 says:

    Yes but I would’ve liked to be wrong. Just like I would like to be wrong about a classic JM-style 3rd period coming up.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  545. Habscore says:

    Booth gone in an ambulance. :S

  546. king ddd says:

    WHOA! 8-1 jackets over hawks!! they are goiing no where the goaltending they have



    .::moen for captain::.

  547. dicktracy says:

    yes 2 for being too big, Gill

  548. headbanger_33 says:

    Absoluetly, these refs are fucking garbage, I cannot stand it anymore.

  549. Chorske says:

    Lame post. I’d be more likely to blame Markov for HIS interference yesterday. The call on OB whas phantom.

    OB is a new man, you need to live in the present, Mr Gere

  550. SeriousFan09 says:

    The Capitals John Carlson, who has a Golden Goal of his own from the WJC just picked up his first NHL goal to tie the Hurricanes.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  551. gumper says:

    That’s pretty much the rule.

  552. SeriousFan09 says:

    Sharp just scored, cue the 8-goal comeback!


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  553. king ddd says:

    a come back would be cool but chicago is not MTL, we are the masters of comebacks!


    .::moen for captain::.

  554. SeriousFan09 says:

    They were down 5-0 against the Flames earlier this year and came back to win it in OT. Hawks are great at comebacks actually, playoffs last year they were relentless, most of this year as well.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  555. Chorske says:

    Not worth it for the amounts involved. This is my hackaround guitar- but it was mine, and I liked it. I am getting back at them in a better way: by blogging about the experience, here and elsewhere, to anyone who will listen.

  556. linp says:

    I think that we are rushing the play when we are on the PP. We need to take the time to setup and avoid low percentage passes. We couldn’t control the puck in their zone.

  557. Spoons91 says:

    columbus beating chicago 8-2…. WHAT?? that’s right… 8 to 2.

    follow me on twitter —

  558. JD_ says:

    Booth situation sounds pretty bad. Thoughts are with him and his family.

    Here’s to a speedy recovery.

  559. Jordio-oh says:

    agreed. hate to see that happen to any player.

  560. topher5468 says:

    Real pretty goal by Anesimov, 2-2 rags-devs

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

  561. SeriousFan09 says:

    Taylor Hall position.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  562. EricInStL says:

    Dude I want you to tell me what seems to be your problem with french speaking people.

    That’s my IWANTPROJECT….

    It seems that you never fail to mention that fact.

    In Guy Boucher I trust.

  563. avatar_58 says:

    COME ON TORONTO. Jesus. They beat tons of teams better than them yet can’t beat the ones that really matter to help us.

  564. HNS says:

    I wish our boys could score on some odd man rushes. Just one of those last nite and we would have walked away with 2 points.  Seeing the same pattern tonite.

  565. Bill says:

    I feel pretty sure that Halak can bring this one in for a landing.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  566. zamboni says:

    Any bets 3rd period we sit back and let them come at us?

    Passive agressive JM hockey?

  567. Les Habitants says:

    Screw “the system”!!, we need another goal!! can’t take a repeat of last night!! I’ll have a fu&*ing meltdown if we do!!! I lost it big time last night! felt like trowing the flat screen out the window!!!


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  568. Habscore says:

    |I hear ya! Almost did that last night, but then I would have no more TV to watch them for the rest of the season.

  569. ed lopaz says:

    I didn’t know that NHL refs had their own web site. its like they’re freakin celebrities

  570. coachdoug says:

    Booth had his head down and Jaro had one skate on the ice when he hit him…Lindsey being straight up and saying it was clean…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  571. Ian Cobb says:

    Here we go, work like heck to score 2 goals in the 1st. Now we sit back defencivly

     and cruse till we lose. Coaching is suspect here.

  572. Chorske says:

    And that may be the problem right there

  573. coachdoug says:

    At least Lindsey said it was a clean hit…If it was Jack Edwards he would be calling for Spaceks head…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  574. SeriousFan09 says:

    Suspect Ian? I wish I had this kind of evidence for my role as the crown prosecutor in my mock trial project  I’m doing next month.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  575. topher5468 says:

    Lundqvist is great, Rags not so much, 3-2 Devs

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

  576. JD_ says:

    Hit the same store back around Halloween to pick up a couple of jacks for my younger bro’s mixer, C.

    My bro is a really, really patient guy. I could, however, hear an edge entering his voice as he tried to get the guy behind the counter to get the right ones from the display.

    As we left, he was shaking his head and mutterin’ something about the “f***** stoopid guy”.

  577. Les Habitants says:

    Nail on the head Ian!


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  578. coachdoug says:

    Ian just thinking it was Deja Vu all over again!  

    Hopefully tonight will be different…gotta stay out of that little room near the bench…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  579. TheMock780 says:

    Columbus has racked up 8 against Chicago. They won’t win a series against a top team with that goaltending

  580. gumper says:

    Wasn’t it Hammer that hit him?

  581. AH says:

    uh oh..Habs up 2-0 going into the 3rd..I’ve seen this movie before, the ending usually sucks. Hang on!

  582. Da Hema says:

    I always loved the football line: the only thing prevent defences prevent is winning.

    JM: are you listening?


    “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge….”

    –Hunter S. Thompson

  583. avatar_58 says:

    Wouldn’t that be hypocritical?

  584. TheMock780 says:

    Last night we saw a coach (Lindy Ruff) who coach’s to win. JM always coach’s not to lose. It’s a recipe for disaster

  585. Danno says:

    No PJ Stock on L’Antichambre tonight. The ratings are going to take a beating…


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

  586. ed lopaz says:

    hate to say it but in my league spacek gets suspended.

    booth had his head down  – absolutley

    spacek hit him with a shoulder to the head.

    new rules do not call this a penalty

    sorry – in my books – any hit to the head should be a penalty and a suspension


  587. coachdoug says:

    It was Jaro…could tell he felt bad after but the hit was clean…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  588. Ian Cobb says:

    The clean Spacek hit was the only hit for Montreal in the game, no wonder it took Booth by surprise. Does anyone else have an other hit in them tonight please. We are a tough 1 hit a game club.!!


  589. Habhopeful says:

    Minny has tied it up!


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

  590. EricInStL says:

    Anyone going to watch the Cornell-Kentucky game ????

    In Guy Boucher I trust.

  591. Fansincebirth says:

    Turn the horses loose JM, let the run!

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

  592. coachdoug says:

    When your head is down it will be at shoulder level…I think it was a good clean hit personally…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  593. Danno says:

    I always loved this one:

    “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.”

    — John Wooden, former UCLA basketball coach

    It’s one JM should paste on the wall.


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

  594. HabLion says:

    I’m sick and tired of non-knowledgeable people on this site bashing Martin and “his system” when leading after two.  The fact is we are 23-2-1 when leading after two, good for 8th in the NHL.

    I can’t believe the constant whining on this site by posters.  I am, unfortunately, a die-hard Lions fan and their fans complained less during an 0-16 season than posters here and complained less about their GM who was the worst GM in the history of professional sports (by far!).

  595. Ian Cobb says:

    Never made contact to the head, not even close. Whip lash only.

  596. coachdoug says:

    Gui must have unleashed the wrap around!!!

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  597. JIMVINNY says:

    O’byrne is really learning to use that size and reach of his.  I like it.

  598. EricInStL says:

    Did Barry Sanders ever give a reason why he quit ????

    In Guy Boucher I trust.

  599. linp says:

    Hamrlik sucks

  600. habsfan1001 says:

    Dumb pass by Hamer just can,t put them away

  601. coachdoug says:

    Moen is a tough SOB…can’t believe he is even playing tonight…like to see him get a goal…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  602. JIMVINNY says:

    Fortunately, no.

  603. Chorske says:

    Is that stat for reals? Cos it seems to me that I can remember at least four games where we blew a third period lead.

  604. Keith says:

    I don’t like this sitting back…

  605. HabLion says:

    Yes, he finally came out and said that if his heart wasn’t in the game 100% anymore, it wouldn’t be right for the fans and his teammates.  He basically lost the passion for the game, who can blame him with the offensive line he had.  I would take a 50% Barry over most backs today!

  606. HNS says:

    This post looks familiar. See Plagiarism….

  607. Chorske says:

    Seriously, Nantel music sucks, guys. Stay away.

  608. andrewberkshire says:

    Sure would like to see a couple more goals just to give Halak a break.

  609. JIMVINNY says:

    Not when a guy skates with his head between his knees.  That injury is 100% Booth’s own fault.

  610. PrimeTime says:

    Not even close

  611. ricardamundo says:

    It seems as if some negative posters just have to rag on someone or they’re not happy. Martin or otherwise, the Habs have had a 2-3 year habit of having late game collapses. If someone wants to look it up I’m sure you’ll see last year’s record protecting a lead late in the game is far worse than this years.

  612. HNS says:

    Wild tie it! FU Philly, good nite Rangers

  613. Keith says:

    Moen is having a great game. Lots of shots.

  614. HabLion says:

    Go to, under Stats, Team Stats, then Trailing/Leading.  Sort by% after two.

  615. coachdoug says:

    I think I saw this movie last night…The ending sucked so I really don’t want to see it again…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  616. ricardamundo says:

    You really convinced me with that articulate, well reasoned argument.

    C’mon, if you can’t do better than that don’t bother making comments.

  617. HabLion says:

    29-2-3 last year.

  618. showey47 says:

    I think that stat is a little off.

  619. EricInStL says:

    oh yeah, and you guys also had Billy Sims another great back.

    It seems Detroit will go with an OL with the 2nd pick to protect Stafford…

    In Guy Boucher I trust.

  620. HabLion says:

    32-1-4 the year before.

  621. HabLion says:

    I hope so, but I wouldn’t bet on it.  Probaby pick up a Guard in round 3 or 4.

  622. HabLion says:

    It’s gotta be accurate.  It’s on

  623. Chorske says:

    Well I’ll be darned.

    Memory is a funny thing eh. Maybe I am remembering the games where we led after two, gave up the lead, and then won in SO as a loss. In my head, that kind of outcome is a loss. So maybe that’s why I feel like the Habs have lost the lead in the dying seconds so many times.

  624. showey47 says:

    So last night was the first game all season we lost in overtime/shootout when leading after 2?

  625. HabLion says:


  626. ed lopaz says:

    after the game – watch the video Ian – I see Booth’s head jerk backwards – all the links on the web are calling it a hit to the head

  627. Habhopeful says:

    Oh boy…


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

  628. HNS says:

    Brodeur needs to retire

  629. Puck Bard says:

    8-3 Columbus over Hawks in the 3rd. More reason Chicago will get bounced in the first round by the number 8 seed. 

  630. Keith says:

    Is it me or are these refs just plain horrible and incompotent tonight?

  631. JIMVINNY says:

    Obvious Dive.

  632. topher5468 says:

    Rangers tie it up with 13 ticks left, Damn it

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

  633. Ian Cobb says:

    Here we go, Lots of time to pick who will be in the shoot out tonight.

  634. hab lifer says:

    deju vu from last night. habs are playing the same way as they did last night in the 3rd period. Didn’t they learn anything from last night? it will be the same results.

    god do I hate JM!

  635. king ddd says:



    .::moen for captain::.

  636. Les Habitants says:

    Leafs win WOOOO! woh , just can’t get used to that


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  637. showey47 says:

    just say thrashers lost,it makes it much easier.

  638. habs001 says:

    lapps line getting dominated ,,,what is lapps function on this team

  639. Habsfan_jay says:

    1) Habs are being too passive, I hate this crap.

    2) Maybe JM could bitch and moan at the refs like Ruff does and the Habs could get some even-up calls

  640. HNS says:

    Shorthander would be sweet here

  641. ricardamundo says:

    Media darling.

  642. JD_ says:

    Surprised Panthers haven’t pulled Vokoun for the extra attacker here.

  643. SeriousFan09 says:

    Leafs win, helps us against Boston selecting Top 3, but we shouldn’t need the Thrashers to lose to make playoffs folks, remember that.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  644. Sehs says:

    Meanwhile, Huet let in 7 goals on 27 shots. Tough.

  645. showey47 says:

    If JM bitches he probably gets a bench minor,unlike ruff

  646. JIMVINNY says:

    Being french.

  647. andrewberkshire says:

    5 powerplays for Florida, 1 for us.

  648. Mattee. says:

    lol. nice.

  649. JIMVINNY says:

    Of course, it’s a dive when it’s a hab.  F’ing refs.

  650. PrimeTime says:

    Token Franco

  651. Habsfan_jay says:

    Too true!!

  652. thepriceiswrong says:

    WTF are the refs smoking tonight

  653. HNS says:

    Halak is awesome tonite

  654. Xtrahabsfan says:

    HALAK IS DA MAN!!!!!!!!!!!

  655. Les Habitants says:

    Open your mouth JM you fat pr**k!! the refs are walking over us and he NEVER opens his FAT mouth!


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  656. MikeMcLaren says:

    Flyers lose in OT, Flyers lose in OT!


  657. JD_ says:

    If JM bitches, I’m buying a lottery ticket.

  658. Habhopeful says:

    Twocents & Berkie

     Sorry I had to find out lol


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

  659. HNS says:


  660. Iceberg84 says:

    flyers and thrashers lose in OT, bruins in regulation.. looking good for our playoff chances! Now all I want is to see the Rangers lose to cap the night.

  661. Les Habitants says:

    BOS loss, ATL loss in OT PHI loss in OT , come on boys! time to make some ground in the standings!


     The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  662. PrimeTime says:

    how about Habs winning???

  663. nickster13 says:

    as per tsn:

    “Florida Panthers forward David Booth was taken to hospital after a shoulder hit to the head by Montreal Canadiens defenceman Jaroslav Spacek on Thursday night.”

    what a joke, make spacek look like the bad guy who could get penalized. JOKE!

  664. HNS says:

    Gotta love Moen’s grit. A keeper

  665. HNS says:

    Gotta love Moen’s grit. A keeper

  666. Habhopeful says:

    Whats with the “Fat” comments all the time, y’aint got no better name to come up with?


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

  667. showey47 says:

    haha,we just won a $100,000 6/49 jackpot at work. The downside is there is like 33 people in our group. But still 3 grand or so is a nice chunk of change.

  668. Habscore says:

    Niceeeeeeee..+ ATL lost + BOS lost!! muhaahaaahaaa

  669. Danno says:

    That is so untrue. TSN is BSN.


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

  670. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Lapierre’s physical play was missed yesterday and today is a better game with him and Moen in it!

  671. Habscore says:

    I doubt that you love Moen’s grit. I really doubt it

  672. nickster13 says:

    triple post!

  673. andrewberkshire says:

    Gionta has more goals than Crosby and Ovechkin have scored combined since the Olympics break! Gionta 7, Crosby + Ovechkin 6.

  674. Les Habitants says:

    Moen showing some MAJOR hart tonight!


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  675. showey47 says:

    are you really surprised? look for the idiots at tsn/leafstv/cbc to be looking for a lengthy suspension.

  676. JD_ says:

    Congrats man!

  677. Iceberg84 says:

    last night was a bizarre fluke, this is a gimme!

  678. ricardamundo says:

    Exactly. What the heck is with all his fat nonsense? He’s short too … you don’t comment on that?

  679. showey47 says:

    thanks, i’ll buy a round of beers or two at next years summit.

  680. Les Habitants says:

    LOL, good idea!!


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  681. Keith says:

    Auger does something decent for once.

  682. JIMVINNY says:

    Finally, a PP.  Though i can see a shorty being given up…

  683. SeriousFan09 says:

    Don’t make Moen angry, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  684. Habhopeful says:

    PEARN! lol


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

  685. PrimeTime says:

    I’m thinking the entire Coaching staff is much more qualified than you and your criticism.

  686. showey47 says:

    should leave mab out there for the full 2 minutes to rest spacek.

  687. Bill says:

    How lucky are the Habs that Philly wouldn’t cough up that second-rounder for Halak? They would be completely screwed without him.

  688. PrimeTime says:

    If your a “tanker” it is very un-lucky

  689. andrewberkshire says:

    That rumour is BS. The Flyers don’t have a 2nd round pick to trade.

  690. coachdoug says:

    5 Minutes…no passengers!

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  691. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Gionta is a BEAST! I will cry if he is hurt.

  692. Mr.Hazard says:





    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  693. Matt_in_TO says:

    Deja Vu????


    – Member of Team Price

  694. Keith says:

    Here we go again…

  695. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Oh God..hopefully not a recap of last night.

  696. coachdoug says:

    Not again!!!

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  697. Fansincebirth says:

    Please for the love of all things good, don’t make this a repeat of last night!!!

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

  698. avatar_58 says:

    aaaaaand here we go again. So now what Martin? More defensive hockey? How’s that PP working?



  699. JIMVINNY says:

    Seen this before…  FFS!!!

  700. hablifting says:

    Uhhg.  Not a fan of these players at all…

  701. Habhopeful says:

    Ya knowwwwwww…If that was Price in nets….That still would’a went in lol


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

  702. showey47 says:

    ah crap,here we go.

  703. Les Habitants says:



    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  704. Habscore says:


    Breathe. Breathe.! BREATHE!!!!!!!!!!

  705. SeriousFan09 says:

    Oh hell, Deja ***ing Vu.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  706. Keith says:


  707. HNS says:

    This is Florida and faith in Halak……..

  708. PrimeTime says:

    Damn that Price!

  709. showey47 says:

    so,over/under on a phantom penalty call?

  710. Fansincebirth says:

    Rangers win the SO

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

  711. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    god i wish i had a beer right now..or maybe four, it might make watching these last two minutes bearable…instead i will settle for watching the game through my hands! lol

  712. coachdoug says:

    I gotta good feeling about this one Chiefaroni…No sequel to Choke tonight…

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  713. avatar_58 says:

    Haha no kidding :(

  714. Ian Cobb says:

    Did Tampa or Boston win tonight???

  715. Puck Bard says:

    “I wonder you will still be talking, Signor Gere. Nobody marks you” 

  716. Habscore says:

    Empty Net PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  717. andrewberkshire says:


  718. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bolts 5-3, Stamkos got 44 and 45 to tie Ovie and Sid for the goal-scoring lead.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  719. showey47 says:


  720. andrewberkshire says:

    Tampa 5-3.

  721. EricInStL says:

    no linked it with the previous post….

    Pattern, that’s all.

    In Guy Boucher I trust.

  722. ricardamundo says:

    You got that right.

  723. Fansincebirth says:


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

  724. Keith says:

    Thank F***ing GOD!!!

  725. Les Habitants says:

    THANK GOD!!!


    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  726. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Thank God! All hail Plekanec!

  727. avatar_58 says:


    Damnit why couldn’t you bums get Halak the shutout?

  728. coachdoug says:

    God bless the turtleneck man!!!!  100th Goal…Woohoo

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  729. zamboni says:

    ooof we needed that.

  730. Spoons91 says:


    follow me on twitter —

  731. Mattee. says:

    Thank God.

  732. HNS says:

    Finally, about effin time

  733. PrimeTime says:

    Jaro Jaro Jaro!

  734. Danno says:

    One Hundred reasons to love the Turtleneck Man!

    Sexy Plexy Rules!


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

  735. linp says:

    That is a much better checking line:  Plekanec, SK and Moen.

  736. Habscore says:

    YEAAAAA!!! Pleks our saviour!!!!!!!!!!!

  737. SeriousFan09 says:

    Pleky with his 100th career goal for the insurance marker, love the symmetry of it.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  738. JIMVINNY says:

    It appears they may have learned from last night.  Too bad it took such a terrible loss to do it.

  739. HabLion says:

    24-2-1 now this year when leading after 2 periods using Martin’s “passive defensive system”.  I’m sure glad Martin doesn’t read this site and abandon this terrible system after listening to Boone, Richard Gere, et al.

  740. coachdoug says:

    I think Sergie was trying to feed it to Moen…good on him

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  741. ricardamundo says:

    Yeah, what a dumb move putting Pleks out then …

  742. andrewberkshire says:

    GIO!!!!!! What a wicked effort!!!!

  743. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    GIONTA! Hard work pays off!

  744. linp says:

    Gionta for Captain…

  745. Fansincebirth says:

    Eat that one assholes!!!!!

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

  746. avatar_58 says:




  747. showey47 says:

    gio!!!!! thats #25 on the season. Like to see his goal total if he hadn’t missed 21 games with that foot injury.

  748. zamboni says:

    The icing.

  749. Keith says:

    GIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Great work ethic!!!

  750. PrimeTime says:

    black kettle

  751. SomersetVII says:

    the goodbye song? i’ll never get that crowd

  752. coachdoug says:

    No Choke tonight!!!!  

    “Vive le col roulé! Le système, C’est le col roulé!”

  753. Mr.Hazard says:

    He deserved that 200%

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  754. JD_ says:

    Pleks tried to pop the water bottle.

    Effin’ show-off.

  755. Puck Bard says:

    What a nice one from Gionta.

  756. Danno says:

    Another gigantic goal by our tiny giant — Giiiiiooooonnnntaaaaa!


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

  757. Mr.Hazard says:


    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  758. filincal says:

    hah… out of the playoffs…




  759. Habscore says:

    Even Cammy, I’m sure he would have close to 35 goals by now. He was on a roll before that injury

  760. kempie says:

    and playing 8 or 10 games injured

  761. Bill says:

    Well, you get my point.

  762. andrewberkshire says:

    Not really, I don’t get your point at all actually. The Panthers aren’t the Sabres, and Price was much better last night than Halak was last night. Of all the teams in the league, we would be in the best shape after trading our starting goalie.

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