The Minnesota Mild?

The Canadiens romped to their easiest win of the pre-season against a non-competitive opponent.

Minnesota was held to 14 shots – most of them in the last 10 minutes and only one in the decisive second period, when goals by Ryan White, Dustin Boyd and Brendon Nash blew the game open.

Coach Jacques Martin praised the line of Boyd, White and Max Pacioretty for their forechecking, effective use of speed and tenacity in jumping on loose pucks.

The coach said White had reported to camp in better shape after his off-season training. Martin said Boyd’s play has improved as camp has progressed, and praised Max-Pac for an improved understanding of what he has to do to be effective in the NHL.

As for a power play that was 0-for-6, including ineptitude in 5-on-3, Martin said his PP was adept at controlling the puck but had to get to the net more. Martin said the team’s new PP system, featuring a defenceman at the blueline and another in the high slot, is a work in progress.

AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Dustin Boyd | Ryan White | Max Pacioretty | Alex Auld

287 Comments

  1. SeriousFan09 says:

    Engqvist!!! Nice, look forward to watching him in Hamilton this season.

     

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

  2. Keith says:

    Nice shot from Engvist.

  3. ooder says:

    what a snipe!

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    88 is the new 23

  4. habstrinifan says:

    I think he SHOULD be on the team. He deserves it and will add toughness. He worked hard in Hamilton last year.

  5. Shiloh says:

    Thunder Bay’s own Alex Auld – and Tom Pyatt too. Throw in a whole bunch of Staals and it’s quite a hockey town.

  6. SeriousFan09 says:

    Been rooting for Ryan since the 09-10 season ended, saw him in Hamilton and loved his spirit.

     

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

  7. HFX-HabFan says:

    Anyone else want White to surprise and make it as a 12th/13th forward?  The kid plays with jam.

  8. badangel says:

    Stoner is a friend of Pouliot !

  9. oshawahabsfan says:

    Schultz definitely a step behind out there. He skating is Gui Tenderesque at the moment. Got to improve that to play on this team

  10. scrowe21 says:

    Thought max pac was gunna bury one there..damn. 

    hes hustling though

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  11. Keith says:

    I like Team B much better. They hit.

  12. SeriousFan09 says:
    1P 16:26: Gui! booed. Why?

    For playing like he had no pulse and marshmellows between his ears before he left.

     

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

  13. habstrinifan says:

    Type faster Boone faster! I gotta get my heart rate up like in regulary season.

  14. Danno says:

    All I’m getting from CJAD is a clip from Beauty and the Beast. That about sums up last night’s game.

     

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

  15. RGM says:

    I didn’t even know he was on a tryout with them. Wow, talk about a guy falling off the radar.

    Go Habs Go!

  16. Da Hema says:

    I wonder, Boone, why you like “Clayton Stoner” as a name?

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    “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

  17. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    He’s big, he’s bald, he’s Alex Auld.

  18. Shiloh says:

    feed is very choppy…

  19. habstrinifan says:

    Just signed on! Glad u made it Boone… your blog is ‘sometimes’ better than watching.  Sometimes!

  20. HFX-HabFan says:

    I’m not getting anything yet.

  21. Matt_in_TO says:

    It was up about an hour ago, they were shooting something with Bob Hartley. 

     

    - In Price We Trust

  22. habsfansince91 says:

    maybe it works only when the game starts

    edit: nope doesn’t work

  23. Shiloh says:

    I’m getting nothing from the canoe.ca site. The video seems stuck on pause.

  24. SeriousFan09 says:

    Guess it was a 1-time thing, not working for me either.

     

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

  25. Matt_in_TO says:

    Is the Bell Centre feed not loading for anyone else?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  26. nightmare_49 says:

    The Dallas Stars announced a series of roster moves today and among them was the release of forward Jonathan Cheechoo from his tryout with the club.

  27. scrowe21 says:

    This one works now but they dont show the whole game..

    http://jici36.blogspot.com/

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  28. SeriousFan09 says:

    This might work at game-time, it’s the internal Bell Centre feed.

     

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

  29. Danno says:

    A bad case of Athlete’s Tongue…

     

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

  30. ZepFan2 says:

    C’mon Boone, he wasn’t exactly ripping Hickey. He was just being sarcastic, from what I read.

    Btw, why can’t you post catty? ;)

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    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  31. Shiloh says:

    I used to love watching NFL, but I have maybe watched 2 hours in the last 5 years. Once the NHL got rid of most of the clutch-and-grabbing, hockey has become fun to watch again – even though I still watched during the tackle-era. Now we actually get to see talented players show what they can do. Can you imagine the numbers Lemiex would have put up if they called the holding and hooking? Can you imagine any other league allowing it – Michael Jordan reduced to mediocrity because some 4th-line bench warmer could tackle him at will?

     

     

  32. Mike Boone says:

    Fragility not the issue, man. You don’t publicly rip your colleagues. Unprofessional and seriously c–ty behaviour.

  33. zak says:

    Cary has foot-in-mouth disease

  34. scrowe21 says:

    Too cruel!

    Posted on Twitter today: “Carey, we’re all behind you. Signed: The pucks”

     

     

    hahahahaha…….. nice

     

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  35. SeriousFan09 says:

    Always liked Dandenault as a utility player for the Habs, shame he couldn’t find work in the NHL for a 2nd straight year and decided to leave the game. Hopefully he can find something to do in hockey, off to the Q perhaps?

     

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

  36. HabsProf says:

    Sad to hear Dandy is quitting.  I will always remember the warrior who got up with a broken arm and continued to defend his net. Ironically, it was then-Flame now-Hab Dustin Boyd who checked him into the boards, resulting in the injury.

    I’ve looked for You Tube video of that and haven’t found any.  Anyone know where I can find a copy?

    _____________________________________
    “Deserves” got nothin’ to do with it.

  37. thebonscott says:

    mark striet seriously injured

  38. ZepFan2 says:

    And they say Price is fragile. lol

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    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  39. JIMVINNY says:

    He’s trashing Hickey’s comment that Price #’s “are not good”. 

  40. Chuck says:

    Looks like Brendan Kelly has raised the ire of Boone. I wonder what he said. Anyone know?

  41. Shiloh says:

    any other links?

  42. oshawahabsfan says:

    Ah Clutterbuck, used to play here for the Generals, the most entertaining name to announce for the guys in the booth

  43. SensFanSpezza says:

    Jebus, Boone.  Could you stop with the wee Desharnais stuff?  We know he’s short, okay?  We GET it.

  44. HKisses says:

     

    Link guys in french let me know if it works

     

    http://www.freedocast.com/jici36

  45. Matt_in_TO says:

    The PP should be fun to watch this year with PK and Marky on the points.  I didn’t realise how hard a shot PK has.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  46. oshawahabsfan says:

    Subban’s got a pretty wicked one-timer. He and Gomez seem to have built pretty good chemistry with passing out there already

  47. ZepFan2 says:

    I think it’s subliminal.

    Wee DD

    Weed D

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    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  48. JIMVINNY says:

    Schultz gets penalized for having the audacity to touch a minnesota player.

  49. Aerobiz says:

    Arrrgggg. Watching the game on RIS is like sex with brief interruptions for baseball.

     

     

    “The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”- Randy Pausch

  50. scrowe21 says:

    Signing Picard was a good deal.

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  51. habstrinifan says:

    Think he won hardest shot in some drill. Although in another one he was ’bout last. LOL

  52. habstrinifan says:

    seems to be. Thks.

  53. HabFanSince72 says:

    I think we have to face facts. Habs fans suck.

    Last year they booed Mark Streit, a guy who always did his best and wanted to stay with us but was never offered a contract.

    They’ve booed Saku. They booed Kovy last game. They boo Price.

    They even booed Patrick freakin’ Roy.

     LaT  never asked to be traded. OK, he wasn’t good for us but he was a victim of circumstance in a way. Why on earth wold you boo the guy?

     

     

     

  54. oshawahabsfan says:

    Kostitsyn looking alive out there, good stuff

  55. SensFanSpezza says:

    Oh crap.  Is he trying to tell us weed stunts your growth?

  56. habstrinifan says:

    Sublimal and maybe empathetic! Leave Boone alone ..we need him.

  57. Dust says:

    Is Avtsin injured?? I really wanted to see him play but nothing so far

  58. ZepFan2 says:

    LaT  never asked to be traded…

    No, his play did.

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    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  59. ooder says:

    Boo Streit = crazyness

    they didn’t boo saku since he hasn’t played here as a Duck yet.

    Kovy was cheered.

    Booing Price = gutless and classless.

    Lats is a different story.. he played like he didn’t care, he didn’t try and blamed everybody but himself before leaving,.

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    88 is the new 23

  60. JIMVINNY says:

    The idiot on RIS just called Alondra Johnson “Andrew”.  Wow.

     

  61. JIMVINNY says:

    Even worse, they booed Saku while he was still here.

  62. RGM says:

    Hmmm methinks you’re doing it wrong.

    Go Habs Go!

  63. habstrinifan says:

    I think the management ‘team’ ahould ask a reported to bring up the question at some press conference and then management should denounce the habit… loud and clear.

  64. habstrinifan says:

    Boone’s blogging that PK is ‘well rested’? I s he already in JM’S doghouse? Hope not!

  65. SeriousFan09 says:

    Boone meant because PK’s going to have the intermission to rest up.

     

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

  66. Mike Boone says:

    Would you be terribly hurt if I totally ignored you?

  67. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    why can’t we play like this in front of carey, but on a different note if nhl 11 is any indication eller/gomer/gio is a sweet line

  68. The Cat says:

    I agree.

     

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  69. Flabadagub says:

    1P 16:26:

    Gui! booed. Why?

    holy smokes ilmbo!

  70. oshawahabsfan says:

    Maybe because he whined like a little b!tch about not being given a fair shot when he was given so many. The fact that he did this to the media upon being traded says a lot about the type of person he is

  71. habstrinifan says:

    I see you’ve never had to fit your conjugal visits between during World Series games.  

  72. habstrinifan says:

    Thanks… Breathing easier!

  73. The Cat says:

    Its ridiculous. But if I was booed, Id have fun with it, like a wrestler who just turned into a heel.

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  74. habstrinifan says:

    Think it will be first line to start season!

    Palushaj will get some second line tryouts I think. Dont think he will be among pre-season cuts.

  75. SensFanSpezza says:

    Nah, it’s all good.  Just trying to help you up your game.  Repeating yourself loses the funny pretty fast.

  76. Mark C says:

    Yes, he had a nice cross ice backcheck that helped derail a scoring chance.

  77. scrowe21 says:

    I think Palushaj has been more impressive than Eller so far…still early but, just sayin.

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

     My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  78. Da Hema says:

    !

    :-)

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    “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

  79. GrimJim says:

    Cuts coming tomorrow. You heard it here first

  80. HabFanSince72 says:

    They booed Saku while he was still a Hab. I was at the Bell Ctr when it happened.

     

  81. petrov14 says:

    Boone, you have half of the first period listed as the second period.

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  82. Da Hema says:

    When was Koivu booed? I don’t recall that.

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    “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

  83. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    good get the guys bagging grocries next week out of here

  84. Habhopeful says:

    Did i just hear on RIS From Renaud Lavoie that the Habs have made cuts?

     

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

  85. habstrinifan says:

    Speaking about funny names. Did you hear on team 990, “Melnick in the afternoon”.. the minister responsible for assuring that the facilities at Indian games would be ready is a Mrs Dickshit. Probably really spelled with ‘deek’ but they had fun with the name.

  86. twilighthours says:

    This jictv feed is pretty frustrating.

  87. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    i also think we should have  pouliot/halpern/moen on the third line and pyatt/boyd/laps on the fouth line

  88. SeriousFan09 says:

    That just makes me sick.

     

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

  89. avatar_58 says:

    Any streams that aren’t RIS?

  90. gmd says:

    pre-season jitters

  91. scrowe21 says:

    Henry ftw!

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  92. ZepFan2 says:

    So I was wrong. It wasn’t subliminal?

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    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  93. SeriousFan09 says:

    Henry’s a good man in Hamilton, Bulldogs are fortunate to have him.

     

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

  94. andrewberkshire says:

    1) Streit was definitely offered two contracts by Montreal, the first was a lowball in November of his contract year and the second was for about 3 mil before he went UFA. Streit has talked freely about how he loved it in Montreal but he wanted to play defense, and Carbo absolutely refused to play him there. Dandenault used to complain about the same thing if you remember. Booing Streit is completely unjust.

    2) Kovalev gave this team the runaround in negotiation, all the while talking about how he’d give a hometown discount, deserves to be booed.

    3) Lats’ attitude last year earns him the boo treatment. And his whiney baby routine for the next 8 months makes it even worse. If he can be as mature this year as he was in his last interview today I would agree with you that he should no longer be booed.

  95. Da Hema says:

    No offence, but I have no recollection of fans explicitly booing Saku. Are you sure the fans weren’t booing one of the bum linemates that Saku frequently had to carry on his back?

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    “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

  96. Aerobiz says:

    Nash was doing a decent job on the line there.

  97. RGM says:

    Moffatt: “Haven’t really heard the Latendresse detector go off in this period.”

    It’s like he never left.

    Go Habs Go!

  98. HardHabits says:

    You can start by ignoring him.

  99. JIMVINNY says:

    Switch Lap and Moen and you have a deal.

  100. habstrinifan says:

    I hope they have. Tinordi etc. Just to trim down a bit.

  101. habstrinifan says:

    I hope they have. Tinordi etc. Just to trim down a bit.

  102. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    Nope. Just speculation.

  103. habstrinifan says:

    Laps deserve 3rd line way he has played so far. Not Moen. Definitely not Pouliot.

  104. Matt_in_TO says:

    Pfft, Carey would have had that…..

     

    - In Price We Trust

  105. Mike Boone says:

    Next you’ll tell me the Esquire Show Bar is gone!

  106. Mike Boone says:

    Boyd, White and Nash

  107. iwardhabs says:

    Hey Gang,

    Longtime reader, infrequent poster (HIO is, imho, a terrific hockey blog -compare, for example, the quality of the comments on the Globe’s new ‘Leafs Beat’).  

    Just a thought – it’s important to remember that exhibition games are chances for coaches, and assistant coaches, to experiment with new (and, perhaps, downright wonky) combinations and systems prior to the start of the season.  From a coaching perspective, there’s more value in experimenting with various arrangements than in trying to, borrowing from The Wire’s vocabulary, “Juke the Stats,” goaltending or otherwise.  We’re talking glorified scrimmages here – occasions to engage in the coaching equivalent of finger-painting.  Terrible and fantastic performances by any individual, line, or defensive pairing should be taken with a grain of salt.  We’ll have plenty of time – over 80 games’ worth – to evaluate all these things.  So yes, let’s take the advice of our goalie this year and “chill” for the time being.  Seriously.   

  108. Former Jets Fan says:

    nice post, I’m totally on board with you. And a high five for the Wire reference.

    My biggest worry going forward is the D in their mid 30’s perhaps needing the pre-season and then some to reach the level of play the team will need from them.  I seem to remember it being a struggle last October in that regard and another year can’t have helped.  For now, it’s September though.  Crunch time is still six months away!

  109. quentin_stuckley says:

    agree here.  halpern’s much needed for faceoffs.  probably our best faceoff man now.  he’s solidly placed on the third i would think.

  110. petrov14 says:

    Boone, Whos your 3 stars?

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  111. Danno says:

    We won.

     

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

  112. Shiloh says:

    Gui invisible? Was he ever visible?

  113. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    whoops

  114. badangel says:

    Opera is closed down Boone .. insert Macaroni bar for it now

    jeez get with the clubbing program ;)

  115. sidhu says:

    As much as I’ve wanted to like their play, Carle and Weber haven’t impressed.

  116. Shiloh says:

    Please – what’s the score?

  117. sidhu says:

    I’m liking White — he looks good with Boyd and Max Power.  If Max Power
    goes back to Hamilton, a Pyatt-Boyd-White line would be solid in my
    view.  But that would mean someone would have to sit out to make room for Pyatt.. maybe Halpie

  118. sidhu says:

    Habs win 4-3, game over

  119. SeriousFan09 says:

    Minnesota with no Havlat, Koivu = hopeless.

     

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

  120. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    or Darche?

  121. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’d bump Darche before Halpern. White’s physical nature makes him a solid choice for a bottom-6 role in any game.

     

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

  122. coachdoug says:

    Engqvist and Boyd looked real good tonight…White is a younger Moen…SGT Shultz has potential…

    Auld did not see a lot of Rubber…hard to gauge…

    Gui who???  Was “Latenderness” in the building???  Didn’t really see the grey man…

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

  123. Willy the bum says:

    and Latendresse will always be the Koivus’ b****…

  124. jimbo82 says:

    I really like Pyat, hope he makes the team. Its nice when you have to think of who you are gonna have to send down or sit in the press box, kind of optimistic for this season….all depending on Price of course.

    go habs go!

  125. Chuck says:

    The crazies are out on the post game show in CJAD.

  126. habstrinifan says:

    I didnt see the game but it seemed Latendresse wa sinvisible. Not a fan of him myself but I do share many of the opinions expressed in the following extract taken from a piece on TSN written by people at “Canadian Press”.

    While Lats may not be the best player to ‘cite’ he is the most recent of ‘big forwards’ who seemed to have been asked to play a style that did not suit their game.

    “His success caused some hang-wringing in Montreal, which has had trouble developing big forwards with skill and looked to have let one get away in the six-foot-two, 230-pound Latendresse.

    Fans had greeted him as a budding French-Canadian star when he joined the Canadiens as a 19-year-old in 2006-07 from the junior Drummondville Voltigeurs. But after a couple of middling 16-goal seasons, they started to get on his back when his goal production dipped.

    The Canadiens wanted Latendresse to be a power forward who would throw hits and crash the front of the net, but he had more success as a straight-up offensive forward. Latendresse particularly excelled when Wild coach Todd Richards put him on a line with the talented Martin Havlat and used him on the power play.”

     

  127. saskhabfan says:

    Thank god no more RIS

     

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  128. Chuck says:

    I certainly won’t miss it!

  129. showey47 says:

    I like football,don’t follow a certain team though. Its more about the pro-line for me.

  130. vegas_habs_fan says:

    I’m joining the rant, I can’t stand football. Being in Vegas it’s the big thing for Monday Night Football Parties and such… can’t stand it.. such a boring game. 

  131. SPATS says:

    Don’t hate football, actually was a big Denver fan back in the Elway days. Just prefer my habs. Moved away from Mtl in 97 and going to habs games is the only thing I miss. 

    OOH AAH – HABS ON THE WARPATH!

  132. notbigbird says:

    Didn’t used to hate it, but it doesn’t interest me anymore.

  133. Keith says:

    I wouldn’t say he’s alone, but to each his own, HA.

  134. twilighthours says:

    I also hate football.

  135. Danno says:

    Me too

     

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

  136. GrimJim says:

    maybe that canoe.ca BEll Centre feed will be working…

    http://www.canoe.tv/endirect/?type=LCN2

    If it does give props to WarHero (I think he’s the one who found it)

  137. Number31 says:

    This one isn’t on TV either eh? Booooo… I want to see Lars Eller :(

  138. habstrinifan says:

    Where are u getting the game?

  139. petrov14 says:

    nice shot!

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  140. Lafrich says:

    Is he related to Dr. J?

  141. Lafrich says:

    Ian. Sharpest post in HIO history!

  142. Mark C says:

    It’s time to trade Price………to team B.

  143. ZepFan2 says:

    lmao

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    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  144. habsfansince91 says:

    team B is 20 times better than team A

  145. scrowe21 says:

    Terrible idea

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  146. ooder says:

    omg these RIS guys need to shutup and show us the gameee…

    i missed 2 goals now

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    88 is the new 23

  147. JIMVINNY says:

    why do you say that?

  148. SeriousFan09 says:

    Jordan Eberle has no interest in the AHL this season, 1G and 1A in less than 5 minutes for EDM tonight.

     

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

  149. scrowe21 says:

    Jinx our good team with his “bad luck”

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  150. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Okay so yesterday, when Habs were leading to 2-1, I decided to watch the match.

    As I started watching, Sens started scoring.

    Right now it’s 4-1….should I watch the match? 

  151. Aerobiz says:

    I’m sure that he’s a  nice guy, and he makes a pretty decent sausage sandwich, but Sergio Momesso is a terrible replacement for Murray Wilson.

     

    CJAD needs to look into another solution.

  152. habstrinifan says:

    LOL! Give us Cammilieri and we might take Price off your hands.

  153. SeriousFan09 says:

    Yesterday had nothing to do with you, I screwed up my jersey rotation which led to the loss, I’ve got the proper one on tonight.

     

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

  154. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    You gotta be more careful, Robby!

    ;)

  155. avatar_58 says:

    He’s ok, I don’t mind him.

  156. diehardhab says:

    Murray was the man!

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  157. cautiousoptimist says:

    Why do Rick Moffat and Sergio Momesso keep calling him Alexandre Pee-card?

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  158. andrewberkshire says:

    Eberle is awesome, but on a more important note, I’m assuming you have your jersey rotation working properly tonight?

  159. JIMVINNY says:

    This is getting kind of silly.  Minny player drags DD down by the back of his jersey, no call.  Goes the other way, and the habs players get penalized for attempting a hit that doesn’t land.

     

    NVM.  Thought it was against us.

  160. cautiousoptimist says:

    Totally agree.  Hopefully he’ll get better at this as the season goes on.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  161. MathMan says:

    When midway through the game you have four SHOTS and your opponent has four GOALS, you know you’re in trouble.

    Evidently Team B is aces better than Team A. I don’t know what it is that they are doing but I want to see that in the regular season.

  162. andrewberkshire says:

    5-on-3 for the Habs now.

  163. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    I switched on to RIS for the pre-season, thinking I’d give it a look. If this is the best they can do – they actually make a guy angry at them for their basement cable station approach.  Once the real season starts, they’ve lost this customer.

  164. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    ANOTHER 5 ON 3! Subban tripped.

  165. SeriousFan09 says:

    You bet your ***.

    Eberle will be a Koivu or Gionta in the NHL, won’t be a top-10 scoring star but he will always make the big play for his team.

     

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

  166. Habhopeful says:

    So do you think gets cut tomorrow?

     

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

  167. SeriousFan09 says:
    2P 2:49: Way to sell it like a vet, P.K. The Mike Ribeiro Memorial Trophy

    Classic!

     

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

  168. ooder says:

    man anyone has a stream that doesn’t lag like crazy?

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  169. JIMVINNY says:

    Not that it matters.  Our preseason PP is brutal.

  170. habstrinifan says:

    So what do you guys think? If Price is dressed as backup might be a good idea to bring him in. We are comfortable ahead and he can gain some confidence and some fan love if he comes in ‘relaxed’ and plays well rest of way.

    We seem to have game in hand so might be a good no pressure situation for him!

  171. habstrinifan says:

    So what do you guys think? If Price is dressed as backup might be a good idea to bring him in. We are comfortable ahead and he can gain some confidence and some fan love if he comes in ‘relaxed’ and plays well rest of way.

    We seem to have game in hand so might be a good no pressure situation for him!

  172. JD_ says:

    From the annals of Why Bother…?

    So, RIS is handcuffed into showin’ us games this way. I get it. What I don’t get is that they’re apparently televisin’ about 40 regular season games and even some post-season action.

    Why, I believe they’ll be hostin’ the Sabres-Sens matchup on October 8th. I can hardly f*****’ wait. Gonna crack a warm beer and chomp down on a big bowl of half-popped popcorn.

  173. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    No, I want to see Price earn a win… starting from a score of 0-0.

  174. scrowe21 says:

    Hes not…pretty sure Mayer is the back up for team B

    ——–

    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  175. andrewberkshire says:

    From the way he’s played in pressure situations I feel like he’s got Chris Drury’s clutch and leadership with Theo Fleury’s talent.

  176. Cape Breton says:

    How about Steve Shutt for Murray Wilson’s old job on the radio?

  177. showey47 says:

    So,if price is team b’s tender is there any controversy?

  178. SeriousFan09 says:

    You can’t teach scoring, 2G and 1A for Eberle tonight.

     

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

  179. Cape Breton says:

    Do any of you young people remember Steve Shutt? If not he was a pretty good player and also at one time was a HNIC guy. Charliehodge fan does indeed remember Shutt.

  180. scrowe21 says:

    I think so, because the team is not as confident in front of him…too scared to make any mistakes…..soooo they make way more.

    ——–

    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  181. Ayan_SB says:

    The 5 on 3 is really weak right now. If only we had an elite poweplay QB, a kind of “General” if you will. 

  182. cautiousoptimist says:

    Would have made sense to me though.

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda neat
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  183. Mike Boone says:

    Not till Tuesday

  184. MontrealAtheist says:

    Hmmmm, Price plays, we lose … Price doesn’t play, we win … I’m beginning to see a pattern here.

  185. Wayne says:

    I don’t think this will be the format for RDS regular season telecasts. It’s only a sister station, I think. Nonetheless, I agree with you and to be honest, I’d rather see just the “on-ice” action during the bantering than watching the basement thing. It’s annoying, really.

  186. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    We are missing Sheldon Souray.

    Haha I lied – Hopefully Markov will be back by late October.

  187. Cape Breton says:

    Smart observation pal.

  188. Aerobiz says:

    Man what I wouldn’t give to hear Dick Irving Jr. call another game.

     

    There has to be a way. Bring him in to guest broadcast one game a season or something.

  189. Mark C says:

    Yes, say someone, like oh Andrei Markov?

  190. Bill says:

    Sticking just to this preseason, it could just be a Team A/Team B thing.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  191. Habhopeful says:

     

     

    thanks

     

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

  192. Cape Breton says:

    I agree, and Dick Irvin Jr., not Dick Irving Jr., would still be a bona-fide guy in the booth. What a class act, indeed! 

  193. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’d settle for a non-senile Bob Cole.

     

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

  194. ooder says:

    maybe a tzar of PP quarterbacks…

    a comrade of the one timer per say

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  195. SeriousFan09 says:
    3P 19:00: Gui! has been invisible

    In other non-surprising news, what comes out of my kitchen tap is wet.

     

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

  196. Chuck says:

    I think that it might have something to do with Team B being WAY better defensively.

  197. Cape Breton says:

    Next to Danny Gallivan, Bob Cole is the best.   

  198. JSP1990 says:

    Man I want Eller to pot one!

  199. JIMVINNY says:

    Really?  Are you actually asking that question?

  200. Aerobiz says:

    I met him once and he is a real gentleman and generous with his time and attention.

     

    Thanks for the edit, he deserves to have his name spelled correctly.

  201. Cape Breton says:

    Oh yeh, the guy they got for Jaro, eh?

  202. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    yes they got to put lars with gomer and gio and ak has to play with pleks and cammy

  203. Cape Breton says:

    Oh yeh, one of the guys they got for Jaro in that terribly lopsided trade, eh ?

  204. JSP1990 says:

    Yep. That’s the one.

  205. Cape Breton says:

    Here’s hoping  that the TRADE  is terribly lopsided for our team. But what are the odds on that, eh?

  206. Cape Breton says:

    What’s your take on the TRADE, little man?

  207. Nina76 says:

    I agree about team B they never stop playing just kep plugging away, I would like to see this happen when the real season starts. This goalie is good to he has alot of movement around his net never seems to be still. GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!

  208. saskhabfan says:

    Without a doubt,price is easily 2-0. Team B is much,much better then team A. Too bad the halak lovers are too dumb to see it.

     

     

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  209. Ian Cobb says:

    Ya ooder, I’ve got an appointment with the Doctor this week though.

  210. saskhabfan says:

    Seriously? If they were too scared too make mistakes they wouldn’t be getting caught and giving up all those breakaways and odd man rushes. They would all be playing in our own end to not get caught. Your theory is an urban legend made up by the posters who hate price because halak was traded.

     

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  211. Mike Boone says:

    Yup. Thanks.

  212. Keith says:

    You mean 5pm don’t ya Mr. Boone?

  213. Chuck says:

    I don’t think that there’s ANYTHING that I’d like to do with my family at 5am.  :)

  214. likehoy says:

    dont worry, you can see it soon at the hamilton bulldogs training camp

    - I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  215. Puck Bard says:

    Yer not gonna see Avtsin.

  216. Hockey Socks says:

    I wanna see this line:

    Eller – Leblanc – Avtsin

  217. Puck Bard says:

    b/c his attitude needs adjusting. 

  218. Captain aHab says:

    Why is Avtsin not playing?

  219. ZepFan2 says:

    Kind of hard. With Leblanc going to the Juniors.

    ————————————————————————–

    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  220. likehoy says:

    he doesn’t stop by the hamilton camp anyways?

    i guess it would make sense if he didn’t…but it wouldn’t hurt to attend another camp.

    - I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  221. Hockey Socks says:

    He’s already missing out on real hockey with the Juniors as the QMJHL season has begun. He won’t learn anything in Hamilton that he’s not learning at Habs camp. As soon as its over, he’ll be playing for the Maroon in Verdun.

  222. doogmac says:

    if he attends the hamilton camp, he cannot be returned to junior afterwards i believe

  223. Mike Boone says:

    Mayer is the backup, and Auld is supposed to go all the way

  224. habstrinifan says:

    Is Price the backup?

    If so I have a feeling about this game. Think Price is gonna play in the 3rd period if we are comfortably ahead.

    respirez et d’être calme Montcalm!

  225. sidhu says:

    I would love to have Clarkson on the team…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN_kZzxrSLE

    If Lars plays on the 2nd line with G-Love and Gio, Clarkson would fit in nice with Lapierre and Moen. That would leave Benny as the odd man out, which I’m fine with if we have Clarkson.  Fourth line – Pyatt-Boyd-Halpie

  226. likehoy says:

    has anyone else seen the comparison that leblanc looks like the second coming of mike ribeiro?

    #71 and skinny as hell…

    lets just hope leblanc doesn’t walk down the path of the cockiness, which it doesn’t seem like he’s headed to…but then again i don’t care as long as he’s scoring at a ppg like ribeiro has don in 2 of his last 3 seasons.

    surprisingly leblanc goes out there and throws some hits, but i wonder if that’s his natural style, or is he trying to show the management brass a different part of his game..

    - I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  227. Chuck says:

    I’d be worried if he was spotted on Crescent Street with Pierre Dagenais. Until then, I’ll take the #71 to be a coincidence.  :)

  228. RGM says:

    ET LA BUUUUUTTTT!!!

    *edit* x3!!!!

    Go Habs Go!

  229. JIMVINNY says:

    Good screen by White. 

  230. SeriousFan09 says:

    Ryan White with the deflection, make room for him Jacques!

     

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

  231. SeriousFan09 says:

    Now it’s Boyd! Pluggers are ripping up the Wild wide open :)

     

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

  232. JIMVINNY says:

    Goal support is a beautiful thing.  Nice work by Boyd.

  233. showey47 says:

    Its nice when you pot some goals and don’t leave your own goalie hung out to dry with breakaways and endless  odd man rushes.

  234. avatar_58 says:

    SWEEET!!! 4-1

  235. Keith says:

    Another score and I missed it (((

  236. Mark C says:

    It’s that type of skill play that gets me excited about Boyd on the bottom-6 this year.

  237. SeriousFan09 says:

    Team B for all remaining pre-season games please.

     

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

  238. avatar_58 says:

    Or you know, make some damn cuts and mix it up. Gill is not a top d-man, and no offence to Gorges but the man can’t do it all himself.

  239. Top Corner says:

    GO …Team B  GO !!!!!

  240. oshawahabsfan says:

    Any sport that has fat dudes masquerading as professional athletes I have no respect for. Professional athletes are supposed to be the fittest people on the planet, these guys are an embarassment. Not to mention there’s one arrested every week, great role models they are. Oh and one game per week, how ever do they do it

  241. oshawahabsfan says:

    11 minutes of action would be a very generous number

  242. Keith says:

    And only one game a week. I can’t really get into a sport that only plays one game per week. Don’t see the point in it.

  243. twilighthours says:

    60 player-rosters, with a bunch of guys only playing 30 seconds of game time, and even then only to get run into.

  244. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s what I was getting at, but didn’t want to be accused of being a Price apologist.    Even in this game, the one goal Minny has came off a terrible sequence in the Habs zone.  But when they’ve only given up four shots, it’s easy to overlook the one mistake.

  245. CBrady12 says:

    Lol you talk about these games as if the coaching staff actually really care about winning the games…they are evaluating prospects and players…These games are meaningless for guys like Gill and Georges…

  246. Nina76 says:

    Yes Sean Avery does get away with alot reason?.SUPERSTAR!!!!!!! but he is not the only SUPERSTAR to be given this privilege. It drives you nuts when you see this happen,the non SUPERSTARS are given all the penalities some I do not agree with, what can you do.I yell at my TV.

  247. Big Ted says:

    I read that article about Sean Avery… if Paul Devorski really did give Avery a misconduct “because he went after a superstar,” when Kovalchuk and Avery were jawing at each other, then Devorski should be suspended. Devorski’s refereeing was poor during the playoffs last year and that kind of behavior is not acceptable. The NHL is well-known for giving preferential treatment to its stars, when in reality there should be one rulebook for everyone. If Ovechkin hits from behind, the suspension should be the same as when Lapierre does it. And if Kovalchuk goes after Avery, the penalty should be the same as if Avery goes after Kovalchuk.

  248. SPATS says:

    Pre season amateur hab hockey hour beats ameriball any day in my books

    Gui will be booed, Auld won’t be booed, Gio and Gomer will be the consummate pros and hopefully AK shows up. 

    We’ll wait impatiently if you’re late

    OOH AAH – HABS ON THE WARPATH!

  249. JIMVINNY says:

    You’re probably alone in your hate of football.

  250. SeriousFan09 says:

    With you there, 3 hours for 11 minutes of action, what a waste.

     

     

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

  251. Yeats says:

    I feel a riot coming on!

  252. JIMVINNY says:

    PK with a roughing minor.  Hope it was for a good reason.

  253. Aerobiz says:

    I’m encouraged by what I’m seeing from AKost so far in the preseason.

     

     Still having lapses, but he hasn’t gone “full zombie”. 

  254. JIMVINNY says:

    LOL.  Nice moves.  PK and Picard looking like idjits on that one.

  255. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    i think auld fell asleep

  256. scrowe21 says:

    Lol sucha good last name.

    ——–

    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  257. avatar_58 says:

    What a falkin ize hole

  258. scrowe21 says:

    hahahaha

    ——–

    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  259. JIMVINNY says:

    That picture is a little…um…disturbing…

  260. Da Hema says:

    This isn’t a porn site.

    ————————

    “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

  261. Willy the bum says:

    All is well with Mr. Auld.

  262. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Willy you’re back! I missed you bud – and your creative avatars!

  263. diehardhab says:

    Price

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  264. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Oh man Jimmy – I thought that picture was awesome until you mentioned THAT. Hahaha.

  265. Cape Breton says:

    What’s your take on the Halak TRADE, little man?

  266. Willy the bum says:

    Hiya, missed you and your ninja baby too!

  267. Willy the bum says:

    1:45 left… all is good with Mr. Auld.

  268. sidhu says:

    The Wild Euro is a fighter – he fought 9 times in one season of the AHL

  269. Shiloh says:

    Is the score 4-2?

     

  270. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    4-3

    Minny scored 2 goals in the 3rd period.

  271. oshawahabsfan says:

    Wow Engqvist! What a snipe

  272. Shiloh says:

    Enqvist – alright!!

  273. Dust says:

    Am I crazy to be worried about the habs D this year.. I am a little concerned with the depth and us being very thin if more injuries hit.

  274. SeriousFan09 says:

    PP to the Habs, should be a little more interesting with Subban to work it.

     

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

  275. JIMVINNY says:

    Defensive breakdown, what a shock.  Not Auld’s best effort, either.  Didn’t seem to be expecting that one.

  276. lefreak says:

    (frank) you tanguay!

     

    (those of you that have seen the mauvais soleil fake gainey facebook page will get it).


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