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Poor Price used up all the bad luck in Buffalo.
But some tense moments …
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…
Moen and Lapierre play tonight. Darche, Metropolit and Maxwell healthy scratches via stubbs’s twitter
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.
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….
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!”
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.
He had a SML on his lower extremity. and was benched.
Slow Moving Leg
Thanks for that Kevin, he is a warrior and a deserving man. Is Stansted college near Magog??? ANYONE.
Isn’t it spelled aneurysm?
Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!
… very good question, no one on TSN, RDS, Gazette and the brillant french media noticed that.
Daniel, he looks more like actor Mark Ruffalo.
JD <-missing the point
Good, Pat is one of the good guys
“Do the day and let the day do you” JB
sorry richard, I tried!! hahaha
Pat Burns to have arena named after him.
His 4 minute penalty got him nailed to the bench. See how he responds to that tonight.
- I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
What’s the over/under on these guys folding to a whiny coach like an Ikea card table?
there’s better and worse
What happened to Pouliot last night Mike? I didn’t see him play in the 3rd period.
… the refs for tonight’s tilt are Stephane Auger and Paul Devorski.
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.
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
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.
Traumatized??!?!? Well maybe Jim Carey Price is. But thank Dog they got that friggin point.
Something about talking to an ass that is not talking back Jonathon.
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.
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.
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.
Assuming we make the dance, who would your favorite opponent be, and why?
Metro sits? Really?
______________________________________ Lets name a Captain…..or does it even matter anymore?
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
Have the Canadiens agreed to grant you free season tickets to improve the winning % yet?
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
This Justin.TV link usually works, RDS feed.
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
Anyone know where if it will be broadcast on the net??
It doesn’t seem too be on http://www.atdhe.net
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.
TOTALLY AGREE about Dany Dubé, Mike.
“Daniel”. That’s a good one, CC_!
Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.
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.
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.
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??
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?
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!”
I’m still in shock. Heroic goaltending by Cary Grant.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!”
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…
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…
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.
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.
What the hell did Metro do? Ding JM’s car while carpooling with Darche?
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
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.
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.
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…”
Knowing his luck they woulda come back to score a goal or two on him afterwards anyway.
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 PPMAB = Souray or Streit’s role on the PP.
It’s still all good.
/\\ikeGO HABS GO!
….what? Why bench Metro?
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?
Sounds good to me…Go Habs Go
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.”
I really like MAB as a forward. He’s a lot more physical when he gets to initiate the hit rather than absorbing it.
Columbus has racked up 8 against Chicago. They won’t win a series against a top team with that goaltending
Wasn’t it Hammer that hit him?
uh oh..Habs up 2-0 going into the 3rd..I’ve seen this movie before, the ending usually sucks. Hang on!
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
Wouldn’t that be hypocritical?
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
No PJ Stock on L’Antichambre tonight. The ratings are going to take a beating…
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
It was Jaro…could tell he felt bad after but the hit was clean…
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.!!
Minny has tied it up!
“I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~
Anyone going to watch the Cornell-Kentucky game ????
In Guy Boucher I trust.
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
When your head is down it will be at shoulder level…I think it was a good clean hit personally…
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.
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!).
Never made contact to the head, not even close. Whip lash only.
Gui must have unleashed the wrap around!!!
O’byrne is really learning to use that size and reach of his. I like it.
Did Barry Sanders ever give a reason why he quit ????
Dumb pass by Hamer just can,t put them away
Moen is a tough SOB…can’t believe he is even playing tonight…like to see him get a goal…
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.
I don’t like this sitting back…
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!
This post looks familiar. See Plagiarism….
Seriously, Nantel music sucks, guys. Stay away.
Sure would like to see a couple more goals just to give Halak a break.
Not when a guy skates with his head between his knees. That injury is 100% Booth’s own fault.
Not even close
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.
Wild tie it! FU Philly, good nite Rangers
Moen is having a great game. Lots of shots.
Go to NHL.com, under Stats, Team Stats, then Trailing/Leading. Sort by% after two.
I think I saw this movie last night…The ending sucked so I really don’t want to see it again…
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.
29-2-3 last year.
I think that stat is a little off.
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…
32-1-4 the year before.
I hope so, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Probaby pick up a Guard in round 3 or 4.
It’s gotta be accurate. It’s on NHL.com.
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.
So last night was the first game all season we lost in overtime/shootout when leading after 2?
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
I didn’t know that NHL refs had their own web site. its like they’re freakin celebrities
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…
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.
And that may be the problem right there
At least Lindsey said it was a clean hit…If it was Jack Edwards he would be calling for Spaceks head…
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.
Lundqvist is great, Rags not so much, 3-2 Devs
“It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”
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”.
Nail on the head Ian!
The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!
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…
totally agree, Buffalo is very beatable…Miller, the fly in the ointment
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last night’s loss is 100% MARTINS fault.
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!!
Woman hating Physco??
Because he said C*nt?
i appreciate that your trying not to get booted, no thats Will Power!
Gionta is AMAZING!!!
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!
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?
A full healthy season (or playoffs?) of Gio and Cams will be awesome!
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!
6th straight season with a .500 record or better as the Habs get their 82nd point tonight.
In related news: 2010 World Cup Soccer player ruled out for 6 weeks, stubbed toe.
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
Its an interesting stat, no one was comparing them literally.
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…
Thank you Mr. Gainey.
Of course they would….everyones just choping at the bit to see one now…..to see who gets the 1st suspension….this was in no way a BLINDSIDED HEAD SHOT!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1ifchlu1Gg 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 !!!
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.
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.
I don’t get it…
No kidding. I was very impressed with him tonight, lot’s of hussle
What indications are there that I can be better?
Exactly. Who put them on? Cammy’s first game back in 6 weeks and he’s on with AK46. Wrong guys. Bad coaching.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=522785. 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.
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.
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.
Actually Halak’s favourite player growing up was Curtis Joseph.
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.
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.”
Soccer player is opposite of a hockey player.
and i jsut saw the spacek hit… what a beautiful hit…
very clean and straight on
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!
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.
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.
Has it come to this? Thanking Gainey for giving us a .500 or slightly better team. Man, times have sure changed in Montreal.
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.
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
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.
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?
Correct Andrew…I believe that was also mentioned in the article from Dave.
pull back the dogs and enjoy the win, james dean.
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.
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…
Speaking of racism. How is Calgary reacting to Anne Coulter?
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.
Then stop watching, problem solved
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.
thanking Gainey???? WTF?
I curse him every single day!
He ruined this team or haven’t you noticed.
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
Your posts? Done.
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!”
then stop insulting people
Front-on, clean hit, but sadly I don’t see how the league can not act on this.
half a season a career does not make.
next year Latalentless will be back to scoring his usual 16 goals, you’ll see.
Case and point.
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.
Who have I insulted?
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.
Shoulder to shoulder and face on. No suspension is warranted. Too bad for Booth though. Hopefully he doesn’t have another concussion.
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.”
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.
Halak liked Cujo over Roy? Maybe he isn’t so good after all
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.
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.
Good post Ian, and I agree with a lot you say.
I interpreted the head-on part as in front-to-front.
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.
That’s right. Spacek just stood there and Booth run into him. It is not that Spacek skated up and hit him.
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….
Fair enough. Believe me I hate it. We never went more than 7 years without winning a cup. Now 17. It’s brutal.
Welcome to the site.
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.
Put your seat belt on.
He did lift his elbow to Booth’s face
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.
My best subject was (Richard) Dick and Jane with Spot And Puff, got my only A+
no. Just saw the hi-lite and the commentators (hockey guys) agree tha it was a good hit.
Wil!! you got Parkinsons tonight.
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.
LOL. It’s past my bedtime.
Yes, he used to have Roy on his helmet, brandishing the Stanley Cup, when he first made the team.
“love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”
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.
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.
You’ve got me again.
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
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.
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. »
Who’s picking the 3 stars in the Montreal media? Massive man crush on Halak, he was good, but 1st star over Gionta? Pfft.
I’m just glad he can HIT the net. I hate seeing a missed empty net chance….it’s embarassing.
Not according to Al Iafrate.
Pyatt? Since when do I like Pyatt? He’s ok, but he should be in Hamilton.
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.
And Gionta undresses that SOB Ballard to end it. Couldn’t be more fitting.
HALAK TIME! Good game.
Eat it, Ballard.
Like it or not, Halak = WIN.
Gionta!!! All Heart, TWO EN GOALS in Game, when’s the last time you saw that?
He simply did not look very enthusiastic, but he surely is mature not to show it. Good for him.
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…
Carey’s probably thinking why couldn’t these jerks do this last night.
- Member of Team Price
I feel so bad for Carey! Did you see his face. He’s clearly pissed and I’m with him.
This win should have come last night, but I’m glad we got it at least.
Can someone verify this but I think Plek’s last 3 goals are all empty netters
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!
Boston, Philly and Thrashers all lost. What a night!!!!
I was thinking the same thing, life is just brutal sometimes, he’ll bounce back
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.
I think Moen deserves a Star for tonight, no points but his power on the 3rd line delivered this game.
Why did Florida keep sitting their goalie after it was 3-1?
He didn’t look angry to me. He indeed could be, but I think he’s mature enough not to show it.
I agree with you. Right now, he’s probably thinking, “As soon as the playoffs end, I’m outta here”
Oh yea baby, was lovin that, too bad it wasn’t AK but he doesn’t work that hard
The Panthers aren’t the Sabres. Buffalo is a WAAAAAAAY better team. That was the difference.
If the game is over why not? Keep the pressure on.
Retire Brodeur, just retire
Moore over Moen for the 3 Stars? Really?
A little thing we call hope, baby.
Certainly can’t blame Price for that Win, & anyone who does is crazy………..lol
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…
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.
While empty netters aren’t worth as much – important empty netters ARE worthwhile. That goal was needed to put it away
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?
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!
Gio now has 8 goals since the olympic break. Crosby and Ovechkin combined have 6.
Bed time kiddies
Huet: 20 saves, 7 goals tonight. OUCH. .741SV%.
minute and a half left. Lots of time to get two against the habs. Ask Buffalo.
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.
Guess they shouldn’t have put him back in.
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.
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)
I’d take NJ…….Brodeur is looking like he did at the beginning of the season and in Vancouver.
But they still have 20 goals more overall
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
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…
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.
It wasn’t the only difference.
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!
Either NJ or Buff please
4 outta 8. if its important to you.
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!
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.
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…
I hear ya,
|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.
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!!!
GIO IS A STUD!
GIONTA! What a sniper’s shot!
Wow, what a goal for GIO, and what a terrible one for Vokoon.
Gionta for Captain…
Another gigantic goal by our tiny giant. Giiiiiiiiioooooonnnnnntttttaaaaaa!
Yeah baby!!! Now, are we going to hold this two goal lead or what lol?
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.
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.
anybody can tell me what happened with Markov’s jock earlier??? I wanna laugh too…!!lol
I want to see OB throw down.. A good fight would hold the habs together..
I don’t think AK knew he had that much time.
Two soft ice cream vokouns, so far.
Moen just makes a checking line work. Nice to see the 3rd line staying dangerous.
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 …
Lol he didnt literally lose it…Horton turned him inside out…i guess i shoulda been a lil clearer lol
Ok Martin…2 goal lead…..DONT SIT BACK
I think AK needed to push back there
I see who is holding Halak’s jock tonight….
Ohh LOL Thanks!!
Before that, Horton cut in the net as if Gill was not there. Ouch.
This should get Pouliot going. Go for our team….
YYESSS BABYYY …Pouliot owed it to JM tonight!!!
And that’s also why I like Gomer’s passes.
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.”
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…”
An “all is forgiven” goal.
12.3 million bucks sitting in the crease and they can’t buy a goal, go figure.
If I could save time in a bottleThe first thing that I’d like to doIs have Price make every playTill eternity passes awayJust 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?
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…
what is the new NHL.
It’s not QUITE 99%, but your odds of winning when scoring 2 goals is only about 35%.
Someone needs to give Ballard some much needed attention
That pass sequence by Markov to Gomez to Gionta was a thing of beauty!
Hey, Andrew, I responded to you on the second page back of the Moen thread. If you care to look.
Benny, save those golden hands, let O’Byrne engage with him in a philosophical dicsussion next period.
OB is good at knuckles diplomacy.
Slow start but the boy’s have some jump now!
yes i do do you know what dictionary is mr ignorant
haha, so true!
Latendresse won’t even equal this year’s goal total next year, let alone score 50. He’ll get 16-20.
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.
Wow boone you were a cute baby nice picture (J/K)
Pleks line will lead in scoring, but I hope to see Pouliot get back to his scoring ways tonight.
Philly 2-0 Minny >:(
Common Gui! Score now!!
I really want to see the Turtleneck get hot again…AK46 is alive again…If Cammy jumps in they will be golden…
Let’s just please get a win.
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.
Markie’s jock just landed on my shoulder!
Man, what was Markov doing? Great save though.
Halak bailing out the D…Markov owes him a couple brews for that one…
Gomez is not carrying the puck anymore. He just dumps the puck in. He is far from a 7 mil man.
Its not that bad unless he is still wearing it,lol
Habs do not look too good and pouliot takes a penaltyb
Pouliot trips, he’s done for the night with JM.
What’s with the jock? What happened?
He dives. that was just a touch. WTF.
Is the cute drop pass necessary every time Gomez enters the zone? How about we drive to the net and get a little dirty…
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.
We’re going to need a lot of practice at that for the playoffs. Best to get it down now.
the way the team is playing he’s going to have to look really sharp
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::.
Game is fast – entertaining to watch.
But can you carry it?
Hahaha Touché Showey
most rediculous, illogical and ignorant comment of the night award goes to you
Man, If Horton is for sale, I wouldn’t mind him here
Are you here just to stir sh*t?
They haven’t had 3 good scoring chances yet.
Well, you’re an idiot.
Thank god you have nothing to do with how a hockey team is run.
dude get a fu*&* life
LaSlowesse with 50 goals – oh boy. That’s the best laugh I’ve had for weeks.
Dude, lol, really, is that the best you can do?
Im using JM’s passive coaching strategy…Ill pretend its not even there…
would have been nice to have someone in front of the net…the puck was there for the taking!
Montreal living up to their rep of playing to the level of the opposition, if not under it.
Not even close so far, I hope we can withstand this early barage and get our legs, Halak has been good so far.
that talk almost got you crucified earlier tonight. hahaha
Tell the Zam operator he just has to clean the Habs end…Florida’s end will be clean if the game continues like this…
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.
Save yourself some time, turn it off now.
Does the laptop/computer go hand in hand with the TV?
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?
I think he was referring to the village referenced in the term “village idiot”. That village.
ignorant huh, ummm, do you by any chance have an idea what the word “ignorant” means mr “I say fight”?
How does Bitz not get charging for that?
He starting striding at the goddam blueline, FFS.
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.
Kinda think all habs fans are manic depressive. Hard not to be after last night.
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.
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
I was slamming Mr. Higgins, M.D.
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!!
What, you’re a psychiatrist now?
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,
So where does Dube get this malarkey that Sergei doesn’t posses good straight line speed?
And why are you buying it, Boone?
I just didn’t get that when I read it, Sergei is such a valuable player because he’s got the jets.
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.
Just saw tsn o toole retweeted your tweet. Isnt twitter awesome. Shannon elizabeth DM me one time. haha thats my claim to fame.
Do you know what the H stands for in CH
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!!!
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.
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.
Fearless prediction – Free wings at La Cage aux Sports tonight.
are they any good?
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.
Malarkey can be hard to get.
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!
Brodeur needs to retire
8-3 Columbus over Hawks in the 3rd. More reason Chicago will get bounced in the first round by the number 8 seed.
Huet in nets, Hawks getting dominated by Colombus 4-1, he’s either bought out or buried in the minors next year.
Thank goodness that pic is gone… that monkey was starting to creep me out!
his stats look ok 26-13-4
Wow Huets gottttttttta goooo…Weeeeeeeaaaaaaak
wow huet pulled after 5 to columbus
The mighty Huet has already let in 5 goals on 20 shots against the powerhouse Bluejackets.
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.
Clean hit, too bad for Booth though
Perfectly clean, north south hit. That one’s on Booth.
That was clean, not even a head shot but i dont like to see booth hurt like that
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
I wish that was Ballard and not Booth
That was clean.
SERIOUSLY?!?!?! AGAIN?!?!?!?! Across the blue line with his head down……….wow.
I feel real bad for him. But it was all on him.
100% clean hit. Booth was looking for ice chips.
I guess Flyers fans would be booing Booth at this point, huh?
I really hope this year doesn’t shorten his career by a half-decade.
OMG me too!
Booth didn’t even get hit in the head. His career will be short lived.
Hope Booth isn’t concussed but it wasn’t a headshot.
Yes, that was a disturbing little primate. The capuchins, though, are easily the creepiest.
Booth seems to chronically not look at what’s going on. Always has his head down.
Clean hit, not much Spacek could do.
i wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy
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.
And he’s earning close to what Toews and Kane are getting, top reason for sacking Tallon.
WOW! just got home from my own game and its 2-0 habs! awesome! what did I miss? anything big?
eric lindros disease?
Not that he is hurt dude, just the hard hit
Gill has too much time to pass to the opponent.
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)
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.
And to think people say he was a good GM!!!
Sold it big time.
What a BS penalty. Pushed in by Ballard, then an dive by Vokoun. Not to mention Vokoun got away with interference a minute earlier.
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.
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.
Replace fired with prosecution for reckless endangerment.
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
I’m sure Keith Primeau would agree, since he still can’t stand up too fast without passing out.
He could have looked all he wanted, that Richards hit was a head hunt.
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.
Is it me or are these refs just plain horrible and incompotent tonight?
Rangers tie it up with 13 ticks left, Damn it
“Habitants” of course! Just ask Lindsay, that’s what he said last game!
Here we go, Lots of time to pick who will be in the shoot out tonight.
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!
Oh hell, it’s the truth, RUN!!!
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.
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.
I’m guessing, I have no idea what he meant. Not defending him, just trying to figure it out myself.
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.
agreed 100% Andrew,
I just don’t get what Dube wanted to say there.
.::moen for captain::.
Leafs win WOOOO! woh , just can’t get used to that
just say thrashers lost,it makes it much easier.
lapps line getting dominated ,,,what is lapps function on this team
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
Shorthander would be sweet here
Surprised Panthers haven’t pulled Vokoun for the extra attacker here.
Leafs win, helps us against Boston selecting Top 3, but we shouldn’t need the Thrashers to lose to make playoffs folks, remember that.
Meanwhile, Huet let in 7 goals on 27 shots. Tough.
If JM bitches he probably gets a bench minor,unlike ruff
5 powerplays for Florida, 1 for us.
Of course, it’s a dive when it’s a hab. F’ing refs.
WTF are the refs smoking tonight
Halak is awesome tonite
HALAK IS DA MAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Open your mouth JM you fat pr**k!! the refs are walking over us and he NEVER opens his FAT mouth!
Flyers lose in OT, Flyers lose in OT!
If JM bitches, I’m buying a lottery ticket.
Twocents & Berkie
Sorry I had to find out lol
“The good thing about being an assistant coach is that the head coach’s job is to pound the hard messages, and then you go and pick up the pieces and make sure everyone’s on track.” Pearn’s responsibilities include the Canadiens’ special teams.
After a slow start, the penalty-killing unit now ranks 10th in the NHL with an 84.2 per cent success rate. On Friday, Boston went 0-for-7 and came up empty on two 5-on-3 advantages. Philadelphia came into the Bell Centre with the fifth-best power play in the league Monday and went 0-for-4. The Ottawa Senators went 0-for-7 on Tuesday.
The power play is a different matter. The Canadiens rank 20th, and one problem is that they’ve had only 92 opportunities, the fewest in the NHL.
“As a team, that’s one of our problems; we don’t draw enough penalties,” Pearn said. “We don’t attack the net as hard as we have to to make teams take penalties.
Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/inside-out-tabloid/Canadiens+Pearn+teacher+heart/2323529/story.html#ixzz0jF5UHipR
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.
BOS loss, ATL loss in OT PHI loss in OT , come on boys! time to make some ground in the standings!
how about Habs winning???
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!
Gotta love Moen’s grit. A keeper
Whats with the “Fat” comments all the time, y’aint got no better name to come up with?
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.
Niceeeeeeee..+ ATL lost + BOS lost!! muhaahaaahaaa
That is so untrue. TSN is BSN.
Lapierre’s physical play was missed yesterday and today is a better game with him and Moen in it!
I doubt that you love Moen’s grit. I really doubt it
Gionta has more goals than Crosby and Ovechkin have scored combined since the Olympics break! Gionta 7, Crosby + Ovechkin 6.
Moen showing some MAJOR hart tonight!
are you really surprised? look for the idiots at tsn/leafstv/cbc to be looking for a lengthy suspension.
last night was a bizarre fluke, this is a gimme!
Exactly. What the heck is with all his fat nonsense? He’s short too … you don’t comment on that?
thanks, i’ll buy a round of beers or two at next years summit.
LOL, good idea!!
Pushed by Ballard, and a dive by Vokoun. Terrible call.
Ballard gets away with yet another one. I wish somebody would knock this guy into next year.
WOW Great chance!
LOL, I forgot about that pic.
His arm is broken. Guaranteed.
Game-saving shot block right there.
hey is that auger!
That’s a make-up call right there.
Mike Richards officially ruined Booth’s career…sux man, poor guy
Is that your medical opinion?
Get Kostitsyn off the ice. That’s two poor passes in a row
Andrei Kost has some of the most worthless hockey sense ever. Why is he always passing to the wrong team?
Besides a very few, why are russian nhler’s so damn fragile and physically weak?
MAB is not improving our PP. Our PP system is the problem.
What the heck happened to our powerplay?
not a perfect science… it will take sometime to regain its awesome form
Steve Stamkos just tied Ovie and Sid for the goal scoring lead.
Because he’s really not that good.
Actually it’s Perry Pearn’s job. The Rangers PP was junk last year when he ran that too
Started whistling Sweet Georgia Brown during that last PP.
For all the wrong reasons…
And despite our current struggles we are still second in the league for PP.
I think a coach should be proud of that.
WOW! That kid is unreal.
Gill should never pinch in. He is way too slow to come back.
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..?
Sorry, Pearn is in charge of the D and Muller the special teams.
Second best PP in the league at that.
No it isn’t. PP and PK are Muller’s job. Pearn is the defensive system coach.
Because they are not Canadian.
We need guy’s like Backes and Umberger on the first two lines. AK46 and Pouliot are boys.
I thought I saw Geese Ausby.
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
Yeah, our #2 ranked PP is garbage. It must have been all an accident.
That same PP shot
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.
That could be it.
Blue Jackets have 6 on the Balckhawks, Hmm, I wonder who statred for Chi
Huet let in 5
That last PP was a lemon. Unfortunately not of the meadowlark variety.
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!)
Sergie playing way better than Andre tonight…
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.
Their too dense to figure it out. It’s a no brainer for me.
Yeah, less Globetrotters and more Generals.
Did you know Gillette once owned the Globetrotters?
stamkos 45 goals as much as crosby and ovi
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Andrei leaving Montreal would have a serious negative impact on the fast food industry. They are lobbying hard to keep him here.
Every hockey player starts off as a boy. Not everyone is a gown old man when they enter the NHL.
I don’t know about anyone else but I would feel a whole lot better with a 3rd goal
We have 3 well balanced lines.
Would have really liked for Moen to have scored — guy deserves it
Note that Ovi missed like 10 games this season.
I did not know that.
Moen is a beast tonight, don’t wound what you can’t kill folks.
Doesn,t this remind you of last night. Just can’t put them away
Sarcasm? Not that I don’t agree to a point
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!!
Not sure if I prefer Laps over Metro.
Nice one hamerlik
Hamrlik, you suck. Where the hell is Subban already!!
i know i don’t
Pleks line clearly draws two penalties, no calls. Watch us sneeze on the Panthers and get called.
Jaro getting some love from the crowd
I wouldn’t mind getting rid of Hamrlik.
Great stop Halak! So nice to have TWO good goaltenders.
Ask Lucic how Wimpy Andrei is.
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.
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!?
Pearn does do the P.P Duties and he did it for the NYR as well
Wrong choice of words for sure. I meant they are girls, lol.
He and his partners turned them into what we came to know them as.
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.
He doesn’t here.
Are you psychic?
I thought he did it here as well, I always thought Jarvis for some reason worked the P.P before
Dude, this is HIO.
You’re not allowed to like both.
I know how wimpy Andrei is. I watch the games. Besides lucic would beat the piss out of him.
I think you may be right about Jarvis, not entirely sure.
I will agree that Andre is very inconsistent…when he is on he is on…when he is off he can be way off…
Auger does something decent for once.
Finally, a PP. Though i can see a shorty being given up…
Don’t make Moen angry, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
I’m thinking the entire Coaching staff is much more qualified than you and your criticism.
should leave mab out there for the full 2 minutes to rest spacek.
How lucky are the Habs that Philly wouldn’t cough up that second-rounder for Halak? They would be completely screwed without him.
If your a “tanker” it is very un-lucky
That rumour is BS. The Flyers don’t have a 2nd round pick to trade.
5 Minutes…no passengers!
Posted in About last night … on March 16:
The Canadiens played a textbook road game,
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.
What a stupid comment.
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.
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.
Gionta is a BEAST! I will cry if he is hurt.
Here we go again…
Oh God..hopefully not a recap of last night.
Please for the love of all things good, don’t make this a repeat of last night!!!
aaaaaand here we go again. So now what Martin? More defensive hockey? How’s that PP working?
Seen this before… FFS!!!
Uhhg. Not a fan of these players at all…
Ya knowwwwwww…If that was Price in nets….That still would’a went in lol
ah crap,here we go.
THIS ISN’T HAPPENING! THIS ISN’T HAPPENING! THIS ISN’T HAPPENING! THIS ISN’T HAPPENING!
Breathe. Breathe.! BREATHE!!!!!!!!!!
Oh hell, Deja ***ing Vu.
This is Florida and faith in Halak……..
Damn that Price!
so,over/under on a phantom penalty call?
Rangers win the SO
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
I gotta good feeling about this one Chiefaroni…No sequel to Choke tonight…
Haha no kidding
Did Tampa or Boston win tonight???
“I wonder you will still be talking, Signor Gere. Nobody marks you”
Empty Net PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bolts 5-3, Stamkos got 44 and 45 to tie Ovie and Sid for the goal-scoring lead.
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’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
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…
no linked it with the previous post….
Pattern, that’s all.
You got that right.
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.
Clarkeson is right, Avery has no balls
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.
Thank F***ing GOD!!!
Thank God! All hail Plekanec!
THERES THE DAGGER!
Damnit why couldn’t you bums get Halak the shutout?
God bless the turtleneck man!!!! 100th Goal…Woohoo
ooof we needed that.
Finally, about effin time
Jaro Jaro Jaro!
One Hundred reasons to love the Turtleneck Man!
Sexy Plexy Rules!
That is a much better checking line: Plekanec, SK and Moen.
YEAAAAA!!! Pleks our saviour!!!!!!!!!!!
Pleky with his 100th career goal for the insurance marker, love the symmetry of it.
It appears they may have learned from last night. Too bad it took such a terrible loss to do it.
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.
I think Sergie was trying to feed it to Moen…good on him
Yeah, what a dumb move putting Pleks out then …
GIO!!!!!! What a wicked effort!!!!
GIONTA! Hard work pays off!
Eat that one assholes!!!!!
ATTA BOY GIO!
gio!!!!! thats #25 on the season. Like to see his goal total if he hadn’t missed 21 games with that foot injury.
GIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Great work ethic!!!
the goodbye song? i’ll never get that crowd
No Choke tonight!!!!
He deserved that 200%
Pleks tried to pop the water bottle.
What a nice one from Gionta.
GO G Man!!!!
Another gigantic goal by our tiny giant — Giiiiiooooonnnntaaaaa!
hah… out of the playoffs…
I BLEED BLEU BLANC ET ROUGE!!!
Even Cammy, I’m sure he would have close to 35 goals by now. He was on a roll before that injury
and playing 8 or 10 games injured
Hamrlik’s mileage is catching up with him, over 1200 GP, he just can’t take the strain anymore.
GIMME one good reason for moen not to be the captain (other than the argument that he aint french)
common, really? i mean i like the guy but get serious.
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.
great work by halak, but you know if that was carey he would have been able to raise it.
it’s like the rest of the league is TRYING to make Jaro look good
let him win the cup, that’ll show em!
Well, you get my point.
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.
O’byrne got enough of that puck to make sure Olesz couldn’t get it over Halak’s pad.
nice clear jaro
Anyone associated with the Panthers organization nicknamed Slats?
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.
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…
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!
All plausible except a happy Timo
WTF? That was a BRUTAL call.
Is it possible that Metro is just out of gas and with the b-b games, he’s being rested?
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.
Lol ya I’dunno, not sure that play would have saved the series…We staaaaank
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.
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?
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.
Those guys are taking you for a chump. Get a lawyer, now.
Full Breezer 4 Life
Just a word to FS Panthers, Don’t ask Lindsey what the H stands for in CH. He doesn’t know.
I remember that from the last telecast…
What is this, a Panthers pity party? It’s called two players battling for the puck, both were engaged
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!
“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.
Easy there HFV…
You agree with the decision to put Cammy and AK46 on to protect the lead in the final moments of the game?
They are trying to screw us again.
WTF they called that obstruction?
This is getting fu#%ing bruta!!!!
lThe last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!
WTF is that??? This league is just pathetic sometimes!
Wow that’s a close obstruction call.
How is that a good call, its a battle for the puck, Lindsey is a real Douche
That play happens all the time during a game. By the letter of the law it was probably interference. Still, a weak call
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.
Moore will score shorthanded!
They ignore 2 against us, call 2 marginals against us, figures.
when did MR. BEAN become a licensed NHL referee?
Why does Murray Wilson question ref’s calls, but then the next sentence talks about the Canadiens getting themselves into penalty trouble?
Passing to Gill on a 2-on-1… lowest percentage play. EVER.
Brunet chuckling at the sight of Gill’s rush. lol
Dodged an A-bomb there.
hall gill 3-1 funiest play of the year
O’Byrne still needs to learn the rule of the game.
you called it
There’s no doubt in my mind: the call on O’B was the worst penalty call of the season.
You’re an idiot for placing the blame on OB.
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.
Gill a Bobby Orr wannabe
Thats a bit extreme, I think that was a marginal call at best, last night yes brutal penalty, not so much tonite
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.
Booth gone in an ambulance. :S
WHOA! 8-1 jackets over hawks!! they are goiing no where the goaltending they have
yes 2 for being too big, Gill
Absoluetly, these refs are fucking garbage, I cannot stand it anymore.
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
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.
That’s pretty much the rule.
Sharp just scored, cue the 8-goal comeback!
a come back would be cool but chicago is not MTL, we are the masters of comebacks!
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.
yeah,i know. There was no saving that series,lol.
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.
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.
we can’t sustain any pressure in the Panther end. Puck’s in, puck’s out….
columbus beating chicago 8-2…. WHAT?? that’s right… 8 to 2.
Booth situation sounds pretty bad. Thoughts are with him and his family.
Here’s to a speedy recovery.
agreed. hate to see that happen to any player.
It’s TIME to bring up PK!!
Bring some life back to this team.
Real pretty goal by Anesimov, 2-2 rags-devs
Taylor Hall position.
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.
COME ON TORONTO. Jesus. They beat tons of teams better than them yet can’t beat the ones that really matter to help us.
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.
Pouliot!!! Continuing his dominance over the Panthers!
I feel pretty sure that Halak can bring this one in for a landing.
Any bets 3rd period we sit back and let them come at us?
Passive agressive JM hockey?
All you Poulliot bashers STFU…Nice goal…
easy there fella
Just like magic!
It’s official. Pouliot is no longer a bum.
Fan Bipolarity? ;P
It’s official, Habs fans have extremely short memory.
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….
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