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.

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