They can’t win in the west

Not even against the 30th team in a 30-team league.



  1. scrowe21 says:

    I dont think this will last long. Its terrible.

  2. lemess says:

    I’ve got the same stick with Gordie and The Rockets signatures on it,  I have always wondered what it would be worth (not that I would sell it)

  3. AH says:

    Hello everyone! I AM PUMPED! Going to the game, haven’t seen the boys play live for years. (Been pretty much useless here at work all day haha!). Should be a great time, me and my son (unfortunately he’s an Oiler fan). I told him he now gets his first opportunity to see and hear the Habs fans out cheer the Oiler fans in their own building! An Oiler beatdown will make for a perfect evening!

    Enjoy the game everyone!

    GO HABS GO!!!!

  4. habs001 says:

    hopefully a good road win..but there are only 4 teams with fewer road points than we have

  5. 24 Cups says:

    If you’re an Oiler fan, the good news is that Khabibulin won his start on Tuesday against Dallas by a score of 4-1.

    If you’re a Hab fan, the good news is that Khabibulin’s win was his first of 2011.  In fact, he had lost 14 straight (before Tuesday) going all the way back to Dec 16th.

    There are never any excuses for not taking two points from a bottom-feeder. The Oilers rank 30th in terms of their home record, PP and PK stats.   It’s also our first contest of the western swing which should be the easiest game to win.

  6. oshawahabsfan says:

    The boys better be ready for this game, you know the opposition will be up for an all Canadian matchup. With the game being on CBC also, it’d be nice to force them to say something positive about Montreal by us whooping the Oilers. Playing on the best ice tonight should be ideal for our team, skate skate skate

  7. Rugger says:

    I see a sweep of Western Canada coming, they have not seen much of “the New Price”, PK Superstar or A Habs team with a power forward(MaxPac).  We will shock and awe them with our finesse and the system.

  8. king ddd says:

    holy.. im watching raonic vs stepanek. boy the kid is a beast. hes owning stepanek in serving. and his serves are deadly

    ** Buck Fruins **

  9. Danno says:

    It’s our mission to ensure the Oilers get a good draft pick. Make it so boys.


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

  10. G-Man says:

    Habs always (pretty much) have a tough time against the Oilers. Since 1981, as a matter of fact.

  11. Captain aHab says:

    Saw him at the Aussie open and he was taking a lot of big chances but yes his serve is deadly when on.

  12. Ayan_SB says:

    The game’s also on CBC by the way.

  13. RJB says:

    Home for my reading week, get to watch a game in HD for once!!! Pretty pumped for tonight!! Lets hope for a good tilly!!! 

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” – Bilbo Baggins

  14. Ian Cobb says:

    Good, so we are back to the old format again. Nice that someone remembered to put the JUMP TO COMMENT Form LINK on the top this time.

  15. Ian Cobb says:

    National or  just in Alberta, ??

  16. sag says:

    I bet you the live blog change was PK’s suggestion!

    My reverse jinx statement is that I think this game is going to turn into a track meet.  This will not be good for our D. 

    I know it wasn’t hi-light reel spectacular, but the goal Maxpac’s crammed in the side pocket the other night was one of my favourite in a while.  “Get out of my way” players have been missing from the Habs roster for far too long. He’s definitely an untouchable.  Then again, 1995 wasn’t just a bad dream.    

    If you haven’t seen this video of him jumping, check it out.  He could almost jump on top of Gionta’s head!

  17. RJB says:

    Coast to coast! A Hockey night in Canada special!

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” – Bilbo Baggins

  18. sag says:

    Hey Ian,

    Im from Bellevegas but haven’t been home to see a Bulls game yet this year.  What do you think ablut PK’s brother’s potential? 

  19. larisalapointe says:

    Memorabilia question. I came accross a mini wooden CCM hockey stick with Yvan Cournoyer’s and Jacques Lemaire’s autograph.

    Any value other than sentimental?

  20. billylove says:

    Not sure of current value but it will increase in time.

  21. J.Ambrose.OBrien says:

    On here in Mtl.

    I remember Dec. 31, 1975

  22. billylove says:

    Would love to see Isles win and a move into first to start the swing! 

  23. PeterD says:

    Does anyone know where I could find a complete list of rosters for the upcoming Montreal/Calgary Alumni game on Sat. Feb. 19th?

    I think it is to be broadcast on CBC and have only seen a teaser of a few names of Habs players that are to play.

    Do you have access to this info Mr. Boone?

  24. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Man, Mr. Stubbs is on a roll with these tweets!

  25. Les-Habitants says:

    Ohhhh, technology!  This chat should be interesting.

  26. habstrinifan says:

    Hey Boone I think Edmonton historically gives us more trouble than Vancouver.. which is why I fear tonight’s game.

    Heritage game.. methinks Calgary is plain too HOT.

  27. Drew42 says:

    This is the only thing I could find…

    looks like the Habs a short a few players… and a goalie (correct me if I’m wrong… lol)



  28. HabsFanInVictoria says:

    Vancouver dominates Montreal in Vancouver.  I know cause I’ve been there year after year, blowout after blowout.

  29. Drew42 says:

    I’ve gone every year since moving out here 5 years ago, except last year (and was glad I missed it)…

    But I’ve got my tickets for next week’s tilt! Its going to be one crazy hockey weekend for me… flying into Calgary tomorrow night for the Alumni game and the Heritage classic, then back to Vancouver on Monday and the Canucks-Habs game Tuesday night! WOOOO!

  30. Klondike Habs Fan says:

    I am flying down with the family to VAn to see the game too. For the cost of the tickets, flights and hotels for me and my three girls,  i just know that the boys will pull the vancouver game off.

    I’ll be in 307, big Yukoner with three young blond girls. Cheering loud.

  31. Drew42 says:

    Awesome! I’ll take that luck on our side, especially if I end up bringing my coworker who is a big Canuck’s fan… haha.

    I’ll have to double check my tix and see where I am (all I know is that I’m somewhere up in the rafters) and I’ll let you know.

    Three young blond girls you say…. How young? lol (joking :P)


    Lets hope they start this trip off with a bang tonight though!



  32. larisalapointe says:

    Gordie and Rocket!!! Worth way more than mine.

  33. TheMock780 says:

    Just about to head off to Rexall for my chance to watch Les Canadiens. I’m hoping PK puts on a show

  34. Hockey Socks says:

    Ruutu and Lapierre on the same team? Oh boy.

  35. Nine1one says:

    and Perry~!

  36. Wayne says:

    I kinda like it. I’m diggin’ the between period vid-caps and it probably lessens the server load from all the refreshing. Mike doesn’t have to compete for bandwidth this way.

  37. zerolegel says:

    same here

  38. matraque says:

    Last time PK made a show against the Oilers, we lost :(


    Canadien en 5! Never go Full Retard

  39. EricInStL says:

    Don’t get me started on this “thing”….

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  40. MikeL says:

    Hate to be a party pooper, but I really wish Boone would go to the old ways of blogging.

  41. OneTimer says:

    Boston is kicking ass (unfortunately) but Tavares just scored a hell of a goal

  42. SeriousFan09 says:

    Boone, the entire NHL knew the Canadiens were hurting for defensive depth.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  43. Wayne says:

    Would Ruttu have come here anyway? … and do we want a Ruttu when we shipped Ruttu-lite to Anaheim earlier on?

  44. oshawahabsfan says:

    Thanks for helping out Islanders… some spoilers they are sheesh!

  45. FormalWare says:

    Singing the “Parises”? Was that on purpose, Mr. Boone?

  46. RJB says:

    Cup preview?! Tampa wont make it out of the first round.

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” – Bilbo Baggins

  47. clichabs says:

    I don’t understand. You DON’T need to refresh, so this feature alone makes the new live blogging better. Welcome to 2011 and real time refreshing a-la-twitter

  48. OneTimer says:

    I think I can live with this new new format of Boone-posts only. Better than last time.

  49. EricMelvin says:

    I’m just waiting for the Boone-Cam.

  50. Wayne says:

    I tend to agree. They’re improving but they likely need more gel and seasoning. I won’t discount St.Louis and his leadership to get them far though.

  51. SeriousFan09 says:

    With their D, there’s no way they can see the Cup Finals unless PHI has devastating injuries. They don’t have the D any more than MTL does and they don’t have our goaltending either.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  52. Wayne says:

    That’s what I meant.

  53. PeterD says:

    Thanks Drew…you’re right …looks like we need a goalie…

  54. hablifting says:

    Suspendable?  And you call my opinion stupid?  Wow, not only is your opinion clearly stained with the teams colors through and through, but there is ZERO chance that gets a suspension, nor should it.  It won’t even be mentioned.  Don’t embarrass yourself anymore then you have already.

  55. Rainrocket16 says:

    Big Ben was gonna murder his face!! I think Horcoff had a turtle poking out for sure!!

  56. Rainrocket16 says:

    guess I can say I am glad to be in the states at this moment then..Disgusting

  57. Chuck says:


    This game was pretty much a perfect storm against the Canadiens. On a night where for one of the few times this year Carey has some quite ordinary moments, an already woefully depleted defense loses their second-last ‘veteran’ halfway through the first and is forced to play the rest of the game short-handed, the Habs miss two open nets and can’t generate anything more that one greasy goal against the 30th team in the league.

    It happens. And I’d much rather it happen against a team from the west.

    But at least it looks like the Habs have found their enforcer.  πŸ˜‰

  58. HardHabits says:

    They need to do more of the same, but better. I would suggest more driving to the net. They wont solve their luck issue peripherally.

  59. Cool Ice Price says:

    When Carey tweaked his knee, he knew the Habs would not score anymore gaols. He should have went off for the night :)

  60. scrowe21 says:

    Thats really funny, because I have never once in my life said Gomez is awesome, or anything close to saying Eller is garbage. Take a look at the last couple posts we had back and forth and you’ll realize you just make yourself look like an idiot. Isn’t it past your bed time? You remind me of an annoying little kid who never knows when to shut up. You’ve been starting shit all night and none of your posts even make any sense.

  61. SeriousFan09 says:

    Let’s fire JM though, we all know Guy Boucher has magic powers that heal defencemen instantly and this wouldn’t have happened under him πŸ˜‰

    Cammalleri even with his bad season was at least a threat to score, right now they just double-team the couple guys we have who can bury a chance.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  62. punkster says:

    On the bright side, I like this new blog format so far. Really enjoyed the videos Mike.


  63. TomNickle says:

    I’m saying your opinion is stupid.  You’d be better served by trying somebody else.  I’m not going to continue to argue something so one sided.  It was a dirty hit, suspendable in fact, defintely worthy of a penalty.  And if you think Pouliot was trying to sell it, I don’t really have much time for you.  And that’s not because of a difference of opinion, it’s because of a lack of brain power on your end.

  64. andrewberkshire says:

    Keep trollin’.

  65. MathMan says:

    Wrong. The Habs are a very good team, it’s just that they’re pretty much the unluckiest team in the league when it comes to converting scoring chances.

    Now usually this balances out over a long period, but I’m sick and tired of them dominating chances and not scoring. Unfortunately, there is nothing they can do about it but keep trying.


  66. TomNickle says:

    I’ll show him a dirty hit, πŸ˜‰

  67. EricInStL says:

    i thought I was watching a Saw movie.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill

  68. habs001 says:

    even with no d injuries this team would have real problems scoring…we probably dont have a forward who is a regular 30 goal scorer year in year out…

  69. habs001 says:

    dont worry we were humiliated on national tv in canada today

  70. TomNickle says:

    Figures that somebody protected by 5 guys would mouth off about the toughness of somebody else.  No offense Andrew.

  71. scrowe21 says:


  72. TomNickle says:

    If he really is the missing piece to the Habs puzzle I’m not optimistic about anything related to this franchise.  I can’t believe the comments that came through about people missing him today.  I’m curious what they’re missing.  The reluctance to hit, the bad defensive zone turnovers, the bad penalties, the lack of confidence or the fact that he was only worth having on the ice when Markov was his partner or we need a fight.

  73. Chris says:

    Can we just strap his shin guards to Weber?  Would probably double his weight!

  74. JIMVINNY says:

    Go play some contact hockey.  Get pounded fact first into the boards.  See if that changes your tune.  


    Who am I kidding.  You’re permanently bolted to your troll computer at your troll desk in your troll basement.  Never gonna happen.

  75. hablifting says:

    Nah man.  It’s the refs that hate the Habs.  /cry

  76. Chris says:

    Good point.  And we need a defenceman, anyways.

    Let’s call up Gaston Gingras…I’ll bet you he can still launch rockets. 

    That is actually doubly apt…they were as fast as rockets, and usually flew just as high… 

  77. ooder says:



    GWG = game winning gionta!

  78. hablifting says:

    If you’ve got nothing but personal attacks to contribute, maybe you should take a deep breath and go do something else?  You are seriously going to argue about a difference of opinion?  Really? 

  79. olematelot says:

    blah, blah, blah

  80. Hockey Socks says:

    Regardless, Plekanec is not a game-breaker. The Habs play a team game and no one player often makes the difference. He wasn’t the reason they lost tonight and he shouldn’t be made a scapegoat at all for any of the team’s troubles tonight or this season.

  81. Cool Ice Price says:

    Easy Joey … LOL

  82. Barts says:

    4-1 against the Oilers. If they play like that against Calgary and Vancouver it will be much, much worse.

  83. hablifting says:

    Maturity must be to constantly cry about hits, refs and whatever else has your diaper all filled.  I will endeavor to learn from you and JMVINNY.  Two bigger whiners you would be hard pressed to find.

  84. SeriousFan09 says:

    That’s actually what Adrian Dater, the beat guy who follows the Avalanche has been saying about OB lately “Taking his customary one bad penalty per game.”


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  85. habs001 says:

    its a bad combination if your a team that cannot score and  win on the road…maybe what we need is to play the flyers and be major underdogs in the playoffs….we play well vs top teams because we are not a good team but have the chemistry and makeup to cause top teams problems…when we play lower teams there is little difference in talent…

  86. olematelot says:

    Time to call it a night, the idiots are swarming the site

  87. TomNickle says:

    Translation:  He’s never been on the receiving end of a hit like that and hasn’t given one out and had to deal with somebody filling his face so full of fist that he was crapping out fingernails the next morning.

  88. SeriousFan09 says:

    Craig Ludwig and Chris Chelios are playing for MTL in the Alumini Game, I say we get them.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  89. Exit716 says:

    Had “their chance” not there chance.


  90. TomNickle says:

    You’re too far gone for this to continue. 

  91. JIMVINNY says:

    Ah yes.  The good old mommy and daddy line.  That one never gets old.  Unfortunately, everything else you say does.  You hate the Habs.  We get it.  Cheapshots don’t exist in hockey.  We get it.

  92. Sheldon says:

    God, what I would not give to have a CRaig Luwig on this team!

  93. TomNickle says:

    We disagree.  Plekanec’s speed with the puck and ability to play brilliantly both ways makes him a game breaker.  Price kinda is too.

  94. scrowe21 says:

    What is with you? Show me where I said anything remotely close to saying ANYTHING about it being Ellers fault. I said he’s been struggling this season. You put words into my mouth on my last two posts, find someone else to argue with. Moron. 

  95. Cool Ice Price says:

    Truth hurts eh!

    Time to change your avatar. Halak is so yesterday!

  96. TomNickle says:

    Nice pull.  But I’m partial to Stephane Quintal, he’s a gamer.

  97. hablifting says:

    Coming from a guy who does nothing but toss personal attacks and in the same breath cry like a spoiled little brat about the Refs and how they are “screwing the Habs”.  Give it a rest.  Go have some warm milk and see if mommy or daddy can tuck you in early.

  98. Gooner says:

    Are you gonna harp on this for the next two or three years. It’s done and over. Nothing we can do about it. Get over it and move on.

  99. Chris says:

    Think Kjell Dahlin is still in shape?  Do we still have his rights?  πŸ˜‰

  100. olematelot says:

    That last goal was Prices’ fault, so soft

  101. TomNickle says:

    I was just about to say that we coulda used a delay of game penalty too.

  102. duffy says:

    This team is not good enough to seize a golden opportunity when it stares them in the face ,can not beat 3oth place team .They are a disgrace to the CH.

  103. oshawahabsfan says:

    Came down to a few too many brain farts and two really soft goals. Give credit to Bulin he robbed the boys on some good chances. Hey at least Gomez looked good! Good for Pouliot sticking up for himself, since the incompetant referres once again couldn’t do their job

  104. Sheldon says:

    See, there I don’t disagree with you at all. This team IS a hell of a long way from the hunt. And yes, they rely way too much on Price to bail their asses out of the fire. The D is held together with spit, glue and a prayer. To make matters worse, the highest paid guy on the squad sucks squirrel nuts. You and I go harder to the opposition net then the guys who suit up!

  105. andrewberkshire says:

    Actually this is completely in his character. Hablifting basically disagrees with anyone saying any hit is dirty, and then calls them a pansy/pussy/girl after, to drive home the fact that he’s 7 years old.

  106. punkster says:

    That’s 2 Oz references tonight. You’re only allowed 3 so make it a good one πŸ˜‰


  107. Exit716 says:

    You mean the same Big Bad Bruins that after winning their Mini Stanley Cup lost three straight?


  108. doug19 says:

    If only Ak had of scored in the first! The refs sucked where is Obyrne when you need him?

  109. Sheldon says:

    One more dildonic post and I’m sending in the flying monkies!

  110. Hockey Socks says:

    Don’t judge him based on one game. Plekanec still leads this team in points on the road.

  111. TomNickle says:

    There isn’t a person in the World who agrees with you.  You should be proud.

  112. Jdub1985 says:

    Not to mention, the only 2 goal shootout lead blown in the NHL EVER.

  113. JIMVINNY says:

    You’re a moron.  Someone who is “looking for a call” doesn’t get up and immediately throw a cross-check to the head, and then repeated haymakers after that.  STFU.

  114. ooder says:

    i hope you would stop annoying all of us… but we can’t always get what we want


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  115. Jdub1985 says:

    This team was 30 – 18 – 5 once upon a time (injuries and all)

    Then the big bad Bruins stole their manhood … the Habs are lost and have no answer.

  116. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    No, according to you it’s all Eller’s fault right?  Whens the last time Gomez scored a goal?

  117. Chris says:

    That’s who you picked up after dumping Peter Popovic? 

    Speaking of which…Popovic is apparently one of the top coaches in the SEL now.  Always had a soft spot for the big lug.

  118. topher5468 says:

    No excuses, yes were down some d men but one efin goal , PATHETIC, 

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

  119. TomNickle says:

    If you couldn’t tell by Horcoff’s stick being buried in Pouliot’s back, while skating into him, the bloodied face of #57 should have been indication enough that Pouliot wasn’t trying to sell it. 

    Dumbest comment I’ve read today by far.  And that includes Shilo’s Price was down too early on the goals comment.

  120. Habnofear says:

    OK Gauthier ….DO YOUR FREAKING  JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  121. hablifting says:

    ROFL.  You don’t watch much hockey.  Thats painfully obvious.  Good stuff.

  122. OneTimer says:

    Ew, to the Oilers…glug glug, time to drink another one and…play Starcraft?…

  123. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    lol, don’t be so hard on Dean, he’s the result of a failed lobotomy.

  124. Cool Ice Price says:

    I hope the Habs play the Flyer in the first round.

  125. andrewberkshire says:

    Worst game of the season, these D injuries are retarded.

  126. Hockey Socks says:

    I, for one, am proud of the team’s effort tonight. No passengers. How can you keep winning when 5 of your top 6 defensemen and elite sniper are injured? How can you keep winning when your best defenseman left is a 36-year-old who is logging 25 to 30 minutes/game? As good as Subban is, he’s still a rookie and its noticeable at least once or twice a game.

    I commend the effort level but lets face reality. This team is no longer equipped to make a meaningful playoff run and do more than stumble down the stretch and pray the bleeding stops.

    Gomez cares and you can see it when he gets frustrated and forces a play. You can criticize him for his production, but never his effort. Same goes for nearly every player on the team.

    It makes me wonder… with all this trade talk – is it even worth it? Why trade assets for short-term fixes? I know management has an obligation to make every effort to win – especially in a city like Montreal – but is riding it out and reloading for next season such a bad idea?

  127. TomNickle says:

    Hockey players don’t send themselves face first into the boards to get a call.  Lay down until the feeling goes away.

  128. 24moreCups says:

    I’m liking Pouliot’s emotion he’s pissed at the game in general. I actually fell alseep for most of the game(it’s been a long day) but from what I understand things just haven’t been going our way.

    Gomez seemed to be trying atleast near the end when I was watching, hope it goes better in Calgary.

  129. Jdub1985 says:

    Not only will they lose, but they’ll FK up there goal differential.

  130. hablifting says:

    Nah.  I just dont whine like a little bitch whenever something happens on the ice.  I saw a crosscheck that was sold a little.  If you think that’s a dirty hit, that’s fine.  No way in hell am I going to agree though.

  131. olematelot says:

    Horcoff crosschecked Pouliot from behind

  132. habs001 says:

    we have at least 12 players on the team that are easily interchangeable with hundreds of pro players in north america and world wide…again the results the team has achieved so far is amazing…

  133. habsfan0 says:

    That’s 5 losses in the last 6 games. Thank goodness for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

  134. Jdub1985 says:

    This team is imploding

  135. scrowe21 says:

    Are you suggesting everything isn’t Gomez’s fault all the time no matter what!?!?!? GET OUTTA HERE.

    Lol I wouldn’t be suprised if the rumors today about Gomez being unhappy in MTL were true. They really have a hard time putting the puck in the net.

  136. Cool Ice Price says:

    The Habs score ONE goal tonight. ONE GOAL. And you rag on Price!

  137. punkster says:

    Just like last season. Can’t put the puck in the net. Useless!


  138. Sheldon says:

    With the thoughts you’d be thinkin’, you could be another Lincoln, if you only had a brain!

  139. Shiloh says:

    He was on his knees for both of them – film doesn’t lie.

  140. larisalapointe says:

    YOU look at the hilites and then go read up on the MODERN way of goaltending. And have a nice day!!

  141. Jdub1985 says:

    BTW the Oilers haven’t won 2 in a row for more then 2 months … thanks to the Habs that will change

  142. joeybarrie says:

    You can attack PRICE, but god forbid someone stick up for him, and you say they are attacking you…….

    Maybe if you didn’t so it EVERY SINGLE FREAKING TIME…. You would have slightly more credibility. But as it stands you sound like a jilted ex, or something. Jumping on him every chance you get.

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

  143. Sheldon says:

    Where is the glorious outlet pass that Gainey promised when they drafted him?

  144. TomNickle says:

    It is kind of hard to miss Horcoff sending Pouliot into the boards face first with his stick there.  

  145. Wops says:

    amen, what a cheap *ss cross check

  146. hablifting says:

    Pouliot tried to sell that push into the boards a little but really nice to see a Hab stand up for themselves.  A very rare sight.  They’ve largely just rolled over in this game.

  147. larisalapointe says:

    Why thank you P-ster. Aren’t you a sweet man.

  148. Cool Ice Price says:

    Montreal has scored 4 more goals than Toronto. If the Leafs had the goaltending they would be as good as the Habs

  149. Chris says:

    Ah, that explains Gomez then, too.  Need an ace up your sleeve, and there is no more ace shooter than Gomez!

  150. JIMVINNY says:

    I don’t even bother adding names to the list.  if they’ve got an orange band around their arms, I can count on them screwing the habs.

  151. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Gomez has been better than Pleks tonight, Habs have GOAL SCORING problems! Scott has made some really nice passes, Gionta has played well, but his shot has been horrible.

  152. Sheldon says:

    I’m sick of that lazy bastard! He’s got to join the rush!!!

  153. Mondou6 says:

    Good for Pouliot.

  154. OneTimer says:

    Wow are you kidding me??? Trip, board, then HABS get the penalty?

  155. punkster says:

    Whew…you really had me worried there for a minute. I would have had to tell you to GET OFF THE INTERNET πŸ˜‰


  156. JIMVINNY says:

    Good for Pouliot.  This is BS.   no call on the cross check, but an immediate call on the dive by Horcoff.  And this time Pouliot didn’t let up when his man went down.

  157. PeterD says:

    If this team can’t beat the Oilers, Islanders, and Sabres…Pierre had better not be done trading yet.

  158. Shiloh says:

    You just have to look a little harder. Or – just look at the highlights.

  159. TomNickle says:

    He and Pacioretty have been so impressive.  When he(Weber) belted Shelley in the Flyer game it must have given him so much confidence.  I like the future.  Which is all I like tonight.

  160. shootdapuck says:

    Moen plays exactly like JM likes, cross the opposition blue turn and start backing up to play defence.

    Why do you think JM stopped play DD, Pouliot and White? They were going to the net in the offensive zone!



    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  161. punkster says:

    Price can make all the saves he wants he’s just not going to get any help from these guys tonight.


  162. JIMVINNY says:

    How does that too many men go uncalled?  There were 8 guys on the ice!!!!!

  163. Chris says:

    Taylor Hall looks so much better now than he did at the start of the season.  Forgot how quick he is.

  164. showey47 says:

    He did a great job moving big dustin penner out of the crease.

  165. Chris says:

    Do I have to give up mine on Oleg Petrov?  πŸ˜‰

  166. HardHabits says:

    If Gomez keeps playing like that the bashers will only have the cap hit to complain about.

  167. Mondou6 says:

    How close do we have to be to shoot the puck on the net?  We’ve had guys 10 feet away blasting the puck off the boards, I don’t even know how it’s possible to miss the net so much.

  168. joeybarrie says:

    Thats pretty much it for me. See you in the AM for the regular, ‘this team will be lucky to make the playoffs’ talk. The bashing of Gomez, JM, PG, and the others.

    Forget the fact we have 5 D out and 6 players. Forget the fact we have more AHL players than the Ilsanders did in the preseason game against us…

    Stuff like that bugs me. PRICE WENT DOWN TOO EARLY AND IS TOO SOFT, But of course the fact that Subban pinched and got caught up didn’t have anything to do with it. Its not like we don’t have 7 def on the bench………WAIT.

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

  169. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    This could turn into one ugly road trip.

  170. Jdub1985 says:

    If that Subban goal goes in … Edmonton drowns

  171. Gooner says:

    How long are you gonna whine about the shoot out loss. It’s over get over it. So he let in a couple he would like to have back. Trust me the world will not end. These things happen. Again get over it and don’t harp on it for the next week or so.













  172. Rainrocket16 says:

    Hammer actually was playing very well until that garbage fumbling!!

  173. Sheldon says:

    Hey it’s poker. Four hands of stone beats a pair!

  174. Shiloh says:

    Andrew, you can’t argue the fact that he flopped twice tonight so you choose to attack me. Were my eyes playing tricks on me or was he kneeling twice as they flipped it over him?

    He doesn’t do it very much anymore – at least not this year. Last year and the year before that it was like a sickness that stayed with him for months. But, when he’s fighting it he goes down too fast. He did it in the shootout the other night and he’s done it a few times tonight. The goals by Hemsky and Eberle maybe had a combined speed of 20 km/h.

    But go ahead and attack me – minus an argument that’s all you have.


  175. TomNickle says:

    You know the d is depleted when Weber is killing penalties.

  176. OneTimer says:

    Star Wars reference??

  177. Mats Naslund says:

    I don’t know if I’ve ever thought this until now – but Gionta has been aweful tonight. A step behind the entire game.

    credit to him though that you never see it.

  178. olematelot says:

    What a totally bullshit call

  179. TomNickle says:

    Yeah Andrew I have.  On Marchand.  He turns his body when he looks for the big hit, just like he did there.

  180. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Soon, solar flare activity is starting to kick up and the end is near.  2012.

  181. 4EverHabsFan says:

    LOL I forgot Buffalo’s 3rd stringer…

  182. Hockey Socks says:

    Hamrlik is so tired.

  183. Sheldon says:

    You need to get over your crush on Juha Lind!

  184. JIMVINNY says:

    This is BS.  After the crap they let the oilers get away with early, now they’re calling us on everything, just to make sure we have no chance to come back.

  185. Cool Ice Price says:


  186. Sheldon says:

    Yea, some Archduke just got offed in Sarajevo.

  187. TomNickle says:

    There are times when it’s fair to say that a goalie was down too early.  None of the goals tonight were a result of that however.  First goal he wasn’t down, second goal he was in a crouch, third goal I can’t remember.  But either way, 3 goals, 2 from the slot, one from the blue paint.  Not exactly low percentage areas.

  188. Chris says:


    Subban tried to clobber Hall and missed.  As Hall and Eberle went up the other way to score, you finally see Subban, the defenceman, skating back into his defensive zone.  Going for a high-risk big open ice hit in a 1-1 game on the road in the third period…not Subban’s finest moment.

    He has been huge, but that was a rookie mistake.  Guess it is understandable, as he is a rookie and all.  :)

  189. punkster says:

    You’re such a sh** disturber, LL.


  190. habs001 says:

    maybe because we have one of the weakest group of offensive forwards in the nhl..second year running

  191. Hali_Hab says:

     in fairness we also lost to the islanders 18th string back up and the sabers 3rd string…



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  192. Mondou6 says:

    I don’t see that.  EDM has had better scoring chances than we’ve had.  We could play for 600 minutes and not score another goal at this rate.

  193. andrewberkshire says:

    Watch his feet, have you ever seen anyone ever make a big hit with his skates turned sideways, toes pointed out? He was going for the puck.

  194. andrewberkshire says:

    Actually the score is mainly due to our team constantly shooting from the perimeter tonight where as Edmonton is getting a ton of good looks.

  195. 4EverHabsFan says:

    2 shots 2 goals… oh wait, just got their 3rd…

  196. HabFanSince72 says:

    Not necessarily a bad play but it didn’t work.

    PK has been huge tonight.


  197. punkster says:

    Thing is none of them are really playing well tonight.


  198. TomNickle says:

    Looking for a big hit there wasn’t the brightest move Andrew.  His mind and heart were kinda in the right place but they’d been creating a lot of turnovers by staying in lanes and being patient.

  199. andrewberkshire says:

    The easiest way to figure out if someone knows absolutely jack all about goaltending is if they complain about a goalie being on his knees. It’s the tell for someone being out of touch and stuck on goalies from the 70’s or earlier.

  200. Cool Ice Price says:

    Sh!t happens right. Just as well follow suit.

  201. ooder says:

    ooo “kid”.. soo intimidating 


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  202. habs001 says:

    there is a reason why this team is 24th in goals scored and 26th on the road…we should be happy at the position they are in the standings…if we analyze the individual talent on this team we should be much lower in the standings…

  203. TomNickle says:

    He lead with his shoulder and missed the player but kicked the puck ahead.  He was absolutely looking for a big hit.

  204. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    LMFAO,  yes without Gomez we would never be able to gain the offensive zone.  Are you for real with that crap?

  205. scrowe21 says:

    I love Eberle. It’d take Subban to get him though, which I wouldn’t be down for.

  206. Barts says:

    Shots 33-22 for the Habs and the same old story. We cannot score. If Price isn’t perfect, we’re f**ked.

  207. Hali_Hab says:

    The habs inability to finish also has a lot to do with making goalies look better than they are.


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  208. Cool Ice Price says:

    And your point is kid?

  209. andrewberkshire says:

    Except he wasn’t, he didn’t go for a hit, Tom. He stripped Hall of the puck with his skates.

  210. HabFanSince72 says:

    By and large the team has outplayed the Oilers.

    The score is mainly due to Khabibulin >>> Price.


  211. 4EverHabsFan says:

    Why is it all these washed up goalies OWN the Habs… Really, Khabibulin??? Who else? Giguere always beats Habs (Ok not last saturday), Biron, Vokoun, Hedberg…

  212. Cool Ice Price says:

    Try something original will you!

  213. Sheldon says:

    Calm down folks! JM engages The System and like Capt. Smith we’re going right into the ‘berg!

  214. TomNickle says:

    He’s thinking big hit, get momentum.  But didn’t realize that the flip side of the coin could result in a goal the other way.

  215. JIMVINNY says:

    Ummmm,  I don’t see how there’s enough force there for that to happen.

  216. Cool Ice Price says:

    Price has bailed these over paid bums out many games, it’s time for them to return the favor

  217. larisalapointe says:

    Did I miss Shiloh’s Price goes down too early speech?

  218. scrowe21 says:

    Montreal had an absolutely awful time trying to gain the offensive zone when he was injured..

  219. TomNickle says:

    Healthy scratch Gomez for one game, see where it takes you.

  220. Jdub1985 says:

    Love the logic…. wait… wait wait, defender has his stick in front of puck … ok now shoot, gone.

  221. Hockey Socks says:

    This defense is just completely depleted. How many games can a 36-year-old and a rookie play 30 minutes?

  222. JFriedman says:

    Well I’m done for the night….

  223. SeriousFan09 says:

    Why does Pleks suck so much on the road this season?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  224. oshawahabsfan says:

    Hate to say it but those were two terrible goals

  225. habs001 says:

    this is the type of game when the team is not playing well when your best forwards have to be the difference makers…gion limited appearance today…plecks another no show game…i like plecks but i am not sure he is really a star player just above average…

  226. Rainrocket16 says:

    AK for Eberle!!!

  227. Sheldon says:

    If Gomez had one nut, he’d be as effective as Phil Kessel!

  228. Propwash says:

    “Gomez! Suck speed and skill. But not a scorer”


    Freudian slip there Boone?

  229. HABSsince92 says:

    How embarrassing losing to the Oilers….it wouldn’t shock me if the Habs lose the next 3 as well let’s see Calgary will be pumped for the HC, Vancouver’s the best team in the league and the Leafs will be pissed from the shutout last Saturday. Disappointing and not to make excuses but the injuries have killed this season half are team should be in the playing in the minors.


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

  230. matraque says:

    The Cannots have been a contender a lot recently… but they aren’t a playoffs team.


    Canadien en 5! Never go Full Retard

  231. SeriousFan09 says:

    Likely just before he mumbled “should’ve taken more fencing lessons.”


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  232. HardHabits says:

    That’s what Mercutio said.

  233. Mike Boone says:

    I’ve got a great face for radio.

  234. Chuck says:

    I’m glad I’m intoxicated right now.  :)

  235. mrstewart61 says:

    I’m glad I’m in Zambia right now.


    If a man speaks in a forest where no woman can hear him, is he still wrong?

  236. 134 says:

    Wiz took a picture of himself from the hospital. Brutal…. Thank goodness it’s no on his eye. (via Dave Stubbs twitter)

  237. Just A Guy says:

    A few thoughts begining with: Markov out, Georges out, Gill out, Spacek out, Wiz out.

    ’nuff said.

    Can anyone tell me if Horcoff cross checked Pouliot after he cross checked him back for that vicious boarding? If not the refs seriously dropped the ball on that one. I’m pretty certain that the only reason Pouliot took that penalty was because there was no call on the play.

    God we need Cammalleri back, Moen was fed two goals in the 1st and couldnt bury them. Gomez was actually playing rather well, though there were a few times he tried to make passes that he shouldnt have tried …oh yeah and that rush up the middle on the pp… looked like he was going to dish it off to a side board but then kept it instead and then promptly lost the puck.

    So how do these D pairings sound to you?




    Or would you see Mara on the 3rd/4th pairing with Picard and Nash as the 5th and 6th? The quiet youth movement is a bit over its head on D I think, but this will hopefully give them a learning experience.

    “Tell him he’s Wayne Gretzky.” – Oilers coach Ted Green, after Shaun Van Allen suffered a concussion and couldn’t remember who he was.

  238. Cool Ice Price says:

    Wrong. The Habs ARE NOT a very good team when they have to rely on their goalie to win 90% of their games for them!

  239. keepthefaith says:

    Boone, you of all people should know , any team can beat any other team in this league. Especially a team missing most of our D, Cammy and then losing wiz. Thats why you play the games as they say. Cavs beat Lakers last night. Its sports. Get over it and move on to Calgary. God, when did Habs fans become such beeotch’s?

  240. RJB says:

    Need D, we could be playing any team in the league, doesn’t matter that its the Oilers, any team would be able to exploit our lack of D, just bad luck

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” – Bilbo Baggins

  241. Hali_Hab says:

     man  the oilers get two quick chances and score on both. we cant score on any of our’s perimiter shots asnd stone hand’s its hard to watch..


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  242. andrewberkshire says:

    I don’t understand how Gomez has made it through 840 NHL games with an ECHL level shot.

  243. t1tan5 says:

    We are missing 5 would-be regulars on D. As is, it would be a miracle if we make the playoffs.

  244. scrowe21 says:

    Mara has played 1 game in 2 months I believe.. don’t know how much of a help he can be. Wiz better be okay or Montreal is really gunna be screwed.

    Eberle = magic hands.. I have no idea how he put it up over Price’s shoulder in that close.

  245. Jdub1985 says:

    After Price fails to close the Shootout … he responds with this … Glove, short side, 5 hole.

  246. Hali_Hab says:




    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  247. Chris says:

    I’m still trying to figure out what the heck P.K. Subban was thinking.  Maybe it’ll come to me overnight.  If this ends in a loss and people need a goat, I think we’ve got to start with #76 because that was one heck of a massively stupid play.

  248. Cool Ice Price says:

    I the Habs have to depend on Price to only allow one or two goals a game to win then they are a Sh!tty team!

  249. Sheldon says:

    I’d be damned if I’d bag skate these rejects after tonight. I’d make ’em all go bowling!!!

  250. Bill says:

    I miss the old game blog.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  251. andrewberkshire says:

    He was thinking of doing exactly what he did, he stripped Hall of the puck and was about to send it the other way, but sometime the other team has smart players like Eberle who was supporting Hall and took the puck back. It was unfortunate, it was far from dangerous or stupid. That goal was an amazing play by Eberle and that’s all.

  252. TomNickle says:

    I miss the old Habs.  The ones who choked leads away but still got a point.

  253. JIMVINNY says:

    Yep, but don’t worry.  You’ve heard it a thousand times.

  254. Sheldon says:

    You were the result of a pair of individuals rolling the dice. I think I’ll play things closer to the vest.

  255. HabFanSince72 says:

    In fairness, we also have a lot of trouble against good goalies.

  256. Jdub1985 says:

    The blown Ws vs the Isles and the Sabres piss me off more then this game … but regardless, Its all bad. I feel like the Bruins game broke this teams manhood, very much similar to what Lucic did to Komi a few years back. There traumitized.

  257. Josh says:

    How I wish Moen was traded just so Martin stops using him with other offensive minded players.

  258. HardHabits says:

    Is it the end of the world yet?

  259. TomNickle says:

    Yep.  And he’s been working hard and playing fairly well for the last 30 games.  But he and the players around him aren’t finishing, usually because of him.  He’s been cold too long.

  260. 4EverHabsFan says:

    Hughson just called Khabib a “Great goalie”…

  261. Sheldon says:

    All Moen ended up doing was replacing Chris Higgins lack of hands on this team.

  262. scrowe21 says:

    The hell is wrong with Gionta…that was weak..

  263. JIMVINNY says:

    That was the epitome of embellishment.  What a tool.

  264. HardHabits says:

    I miss the good old days when the Habs would get two shorties scored against them on the same power play.

  265. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Plekanec is their best player, he needs to play like that tonight…

  266. shootdapuck says:

    Strike one! to the worst team in the league!

    How do the Canadiens continually lower themselves to the level of their opponents game in and out?

    This is the same old story frustrated by a hot goaltender and they fold like a card table.


    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  267. Chris says:

    But we already had Pyatt! Didn’t anybody tell Jacques?  :)

  268. andrewberkshire says:

    What a joke NHL officiating is. 7 Habs get high sticked over the course of 8 minutes and they’re all ignored, and then we get called for a phantom slash. What a farce.

  269. scrowe21 says:

    Umm…LMFAO. Thats not what I said?

    I was just saying, what everyone else was saying, when Gomez was injured this season. Did you not notice? They actually did struggle when he was out. He does fly into the O zone untouched quite easily. Im not trying to defend his terrible season he is having. I was just stating a fact. I dunno what it is with some of you guys putting words in my mouth but god its annoying….

  270. larisalapointe says:

    Just in case: 1-800-HLP-TRLL

  271. TomNickle says:


  272. SeriousFan09 says:

    That’s it, Van Massenhoven has made the list with Rooney, Peel, Walkom and Lee.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  273. punkster says:



  274. scrowe21 says:

    Ahh..Sad but true.. 

  275. TomNickle says:

    Night and Day.  And kudos to him for quickly realizing that the fancy stuff he got away with in Windsor wouldn’t work in the NHL.  He’s adapted his game quite well, and it hasn’t just been him adjusting to the speed of the game.  He’s becoming a very good player.

  276. andrewberkshire says:

    What a crap game.

  277. olematelot says:

    It was the other guy who made the calls

  278. RGM says:

    Please tell me that’s a joke.

    Go Habs Go!

  279. OneTimer says:

    (it was a joke)

  280. Sheldon says:

    Ah, those long walks on St. Cats with Sergei Samsonov. I remember them well!

  281. habsfan1001 says:

    Why cant anybody on this team hi the f in net is it thaT HARD Why other player on other teams seem to be aBLE TO IT

  282. TomNickle says:

    Haha.  Benny fills Krejci and now he wants to be Chris Nilan.

  283. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I’m liking Poo Poo’s moxy lately.

  284. scrowe21 says:

    Get Em Benny!! Game was over anyways.

  285. vic says:

    If Price played  against us he would have a hell of a lot of shutouts.

    Moen AK 46 with Gomez puts the puck on the stick and another blown chance .

    Hammer tired out overuse by the coach all year.

    Where is the first and second line .they are doing nothing.

    Coach is good with the pad.

    GM bringing in usless players.

    we have a great future beaten by the worst teams.

  286. Rainrocket16 says:

    Don’t Phuck with Big Ben!!!

  287. andrewberkshire says:

    Horcoff is gutless, cheap shots Pouliot from behind in the last couple minutes, then turtles when Pouliot comes at him.

  288. hablifting says:

    Rofl.  Andrew you need to relax man.  That was far from a dirty hit.  Pouliot was looking to get a call there.  Stop with the hysteria.

  289. TomNickle says:

    Looking to get a call?  Are you touched?

  290. joeybarrie says:


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

  291. Barts says:

    Brutal. Humiliated by the worst team in the league.

  292. TomNickle says:

    No passengers?  Plekanec, Nash.  First guy is kind of important.

  293. 4EverHabsFan says:

    yet again!

  294. ooder says:

    this guy reminds me oh Nahlsy.. but even mroe annoying…


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  295. Hali_Hab says:

     how can you not show up for a game like this…. 2 out of six points against the oilers, sabers and islanders..



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  296. Cool Ice Price says:

    Stats don’t lie. It is what it is. The Habs are not that damn good!

  297. andrewberkshire says:

    From the biggest cheap shot apologist on this site, I’ll take that to mean I’m 100% right.

  298. Cool Ice Price says:

    Go back to your trailer park in the slums of FL.

  299. TomNickle says:

    He’s just being an idiot Andrew.  That was blantantly dirty.  No wait, I’m wrong, it’s much more logical to insist that Pouliot hurled himself into the boards face first to get a call trailing by 2 goals and under 90 seconds left in the game.

  300. hablifting says:

    Again, you are welcome to your opinion.  I disagree.  No need to get your panties in a bunch.  No doubt you are one of these guys who sees no fault in anything the Habs do and all fault in the actions of other teams.  Must be nice to watch a game so blinded.

  301. olematelot says:

    Yuo just keep posting your drival don’t ya

  302. RedLight says:

    “Here we go. The dreaded west, where the Canadiens have won four of their last 25.”

    Boone, your point underlines a secret fear of mine: If we were to ride the miracle train to the Finals, is there any way we wouldn’t arrive at a dead end?

  303. OneTimer says:

    Please, the team looked great against the Leafs less than a week later. Can’t win ’em all, we’re down FIVE of our top SIX defensemen.

  304. SeriousFan09 says:

    Sinking with the Avalanche and needing Liles to look good.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  305. Jdub1985 says:

    The habs had there chance two nights ago … they could have enjoyed 2 days first in the NE and 3rd in the East … but they blew that game and they blow tonight. Story of the Montreal Canadiens since 94.

  306. TomNickle says:

    You said no passengers tonight.  Yet tonight, he was a passenger.  There is no disputing that he’s our best skater, but he didn’t show up to play tonight.

  307. Exit716 says:

    Playing mainly AHL calibre defense. We gotcha. Habs suck.

  308. Rainrocket16 says:

    I agree with all your paragraphs although Gomez can’t hit a urinal! He is a great playmaker but no skill when shooting, he is killing us!

  309. Sheldon says:

    Stop now! Desperation like that results in trading Mike Ribiero for Janne Niinima!

  310. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    ooooohhhhhh… sure got me there Dean, kudo’s.  I bet you’ve been saving that one for awhile huh?  Let me know when you get evicted from that shack in Newfieland you live in. 

  311. ooder says:

    subban 29:29

    hamrlik 27:36

    weber 27:38

    picard 23:23

    hmm and then we wonder why this team looks tired.

    they are completely depleted on the blue line…

    and with cammy out this does not help out scoring at all


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  312. Gooner says:

    You know you sound like a broken record. We get it you’re mad at Price. Get over it. He is not the first to let in soft goals and he won’t be the last. Have seen Roy, Dryden let in worse in their career. Even Betty Crocker burns the odd Cake.

  313. RJB says:

    The good news, best live blog this site has ever done, videos an excellent addition. Well done Mr. Boone and company!!!

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” – Bilbo Baggins

  314. Cool Ice Price says:

    I agree Sheldon.

    I’m just sick of Carey having to play lights out hockey every single night for the Habs to win & then members pick at his every move.

    PG needs to clean all the dead weight from this team

  315. ooder says:

    true that… but it’s my only attempt at photoshop.. let me enjoy it will ya


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  316. HardHabits says:

    Oh, he could tell you why
    The ocean’s near the shore.
    He could think of things he never thunk before.
    And then he’d sit, and think some more.
    If he only had a brain.

  317. Jdub1985 says:

    some people use this site to vent, deal with it. sweet dreams :)

  318. HardHabits says:

    Man that video of Boone is scary. Even the Forum ghosts went into hiding.

  319. Rainrocket16 says:

    The Bulin Wall was amazing tonight!! He straight shut us down. I know we werent good either so I don’t want to give him that much credit! Eberle scored a beauty, wouldn’t mind having him on our team. AK was quite silent tonight, he is a waste of cap space!! get rid of him PG!!

    Price was not so good tonight, not on those crap ass goals that is, Eberles goal was amazing, no chance but the others were god awful!

    I am so sick of this mediocrity on offense, The “D” I think played decent tonight..Honestly! Put the biscuit in the Damn basket already! I am afraid we are gonna get humiliated Sunday, on National TV!! Glad I told all my Non hockey watching buddies to watch it!

  320. ooder says:

    yup.. didn’t work out to well tonight though…

    it happens.. but at least JM keeps this team comptetive… imagine all these inuries with carbonneau…

    or any of the coaches dating back to pat burns


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  321. punkster says:

    And some come for knowledge. Which category do you fit in?


  322. hablifting says:

    I’ll be out there tommorow night.  I play goal however and my guys are pretty good at keeping the meatheads away from me.  Love how you completely ignore my comments concerning your whining about the refs, I guess it’s true so why bother saying otherwise..right?

  323. MathMan says:

    Actually, I’m going to wait for Olivier’s chances count but I suspect we’ll see what my gut feel tells me was about: the Habs outchancing the opposition again and done in by their chronic inability to buy a goal.

    Seems to have been a theme this year. Frustrating, but you can’t ask the Habs to do more than outplay the other guys, really, and eventually their luck must turn.

  324. hablifting says:

    I’ll be honest, many of you loud HIO posters are lovers of a ‘soft’ brand of hockey.  I wouldn’t expect to get much support from you guys.  Nor would I want it.

  325. TomNickle says:

    Khabibulin was made to look a lot better than he was.  Mediocre rebound control, caught off angle numerous times and bobbled the puck consistently on long shots.  Nobody made him pay.

  326. larisalapointe says:

    Even though I hated the loss tonight, HIO was a blast. Good night Y’all.


    And just in case 1-800-HLP-TRLL

  327. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Better get back to your daily posts of why Gomez is awesome and Eller is garbage Einstein.

  328. habs001 says:

    agree..this type of performance we gave seen from the habs many times…we would nothave scored vs any of the other 28 teams

  329. HardHabits says:

    Pouliot > Latendresse

  330. habs001 says:

    unluckiest team for the last 160 games now…our scoring has been bad since the beginning of last year…i think you have to look at talent more now than unlucky

  331. Cool Ice Price says:

    U have to insult everyone who doesn’t see your point of veiw right. You started at me from the first day I came here & I have lowered myself to throw insults as you do!

  332. Chuck says:

    ‘Tis but a flesh wound!

  333. Cool Ice Price says:

    It’s ok for everyone else to take pot shots at me right?

  334. Cool Ice Price says:

    I never said that the goals were not weak did I? The Kid has been great this season considering who plays in front of him. Cut him some slack tonight!

  335. joeybarrie says:

    Especially with the last one being a FOUR on ONE……..

    Its just sad that you HATE our goalie so much. As for me, um YES…. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE OUR GOALIE. ALMOST S MUCH AS I LOVE THIS TEAM.  That kinda goes without saying, but i guess im either old fashioned or too much of a supporter. I choose to like our players and support them instead of bash them every single freaking chance I get. At the absolute worst time too.

    JUST LIKE A NAGGING WIFE. Thats exactly what you are… I TOLD YOU SO I TOLD YOU SO…. Like a yappy little dog.

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

  336. Shiloh says:

    Alright – he was brilliant on those goals – brilliant, I tell you!! He’s brilliant because, because, because … well, because he’s Carey, that’s why! And we love him. And we absolutely can never notice if he makes a bad play. OK? Are you alright now?

  337. habs001 says:

    price should not get the blame as the team played poorly but i am not sure the oiler goalie would have given up those goals

  338. olematelot says:

    How old are you?

  339. Shiloh says:

    Just ask him out already – if you don’t let him know how much you love him you’ll always regret it. As to my “pinhole” observations, I think the Oilers have the same view – just wait till he flops then flip it over him as softly as they like.

  340. 4EverHabsFan says:

    didn’t we say that last week against NYI… Can’t keep giving points away fellas!!!

  341. Cool Ice Price says:

    G F Y S Y F

  342. ooder says:

    omg shutup…

    price is the oooooooooooooonly goalie in the world who never makes mistakes… we get it!

    khabibulin made key stops and played well..

    so did Price.. except 2 weak goals in 15 seconds…

    man everyone here loves price as he’s been a workhorse for us.. but we can aslo honestly say if he wans’t great…



    GWG = game winning gionta!

  343. OneTimer says:

    Gomez in a nutshell!

  344. BJT says:

    “suck speed and skill”



    Formerly known as Camel_Larry.. ‘Sub-BAM! What a hit!’ ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  345. Cool Ice Price says:

    Yup, Price will get the blame tonight I guess while the rest of the team gets a free pass!

  346. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    7 mill for a guy who can’t even put the puck on the net.

  347. solomio says:

    Well damn it all. The worst team in the league, Shame, shame.


  348. Hockey Socks says:


  349. HabFanSince72 says:

    With how bad the Oilers are, we should have started the period with a 3-4 goal lead.

    Yes our D is in bad shape, but where have Pleks and Gionta been against the worst team in the league?

  350. TomNickle says:

    I don’t care who your goalie is, how big or fast he is, when you let players walk to your net uncontested he isn’t stopping the puck.  3 goals, three plays where they had uncontested shots in prime scoring areas.

  351. habsfan1001 says:

    It.s pretty hard to win without defence and forwards who can actually score

  352. Propwash says:

    Well, gnite folks. Price crapped out on those two goals. kept the team in the game in the 1st and 2nd tho.

  353. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Very insightful, have you been working on that post all night?

  354. Cool Ice Price says:

    This team go far in the playoffs …HA!

  355. HabFanSince72 says:

    Nash needs to go back to Hamilton.


  356. Hali_Hab says:

     well thats game …. brutal a last place team…. shamefull


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  357. Shiloh says:

    Both goals – on his knees while they flip a soft one over him. Sure he’s been good tonight – all year in fact, but he goes down too quickly. And there, he does it again.

  358. Habnofear says:

    Pretty goal….frak!

  359. TomNickle says:

    Game over.  Maybe practicing protecting the slot would be a good idea in practice tomorrow morning.

  360. Barts says:

    Can we get Nash off the f**king ice please?!?!?!

  361. showey47 says:

    where was the defenceman?

  362. andrewberkshire says:

    Of course it’s Eberle…

  363. Sheldon says:

    That was kinda weak.

  364. punkster says:

    Oh crap.


  365. Sheldon says:

    That was kinda awful.

  366. Sheldon says:

    Shit me, the Habs have Mara! The Cup is theirs!!!

  367. Cool Ice Price says:

    Price is not allowed to have an off game right. U R pathetic!

  368. showey47 says:

    What are we supposed to do? Play 4 defencemen for the entire game?

  369. Sheldon says:

    He was debating the capitalization of “ha” for at least an hour!

  370. joeybarrie says:

    Your like one of those women who use backhanded compliments to insult another woman…

    Incredible how you mnage to blame Price and try to make him look soft on every goal that goes in. Its like you only see out of a pinhole.

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

  371. Rainrocket16 says:

    Go-Away mez!!!!

    We are really tanking and I hope PG is watching AK!!

  372. olematelot says:

    You have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about

  373. TomNickle says:

    Somewhere far away when Gomez and Kostitsyn have had better games, as have Halpern and Moen, and Desharnais and Pacioretty, and Eller and Pouliot.

  374. Habitoba says:

    Ouch… in the eye or jaw or cheek?



  375. TomNickle says:

    If Markov is the most underrated defenseman in the league, Edler is the second most underrated.  I’d be torn if I had to choose between the two based on where they are in their careers.

  376. D Alcorn says:

    Have to admit I’ve made the same gaff altho not on national TV.

    Both are bigger bodies shooting from the left side and wearing jersey #s ending in 7.  

    ALWAYS Habs – D Mex

  377. Sheldon says:

    Or be given flasks of Drambue!

  378. Propwash says:

    Gotta bust out those ’70’s era tweed jackets.

  379. Rainrocket16 says:

    Thanks Mr Cobb!

  380. JIMVINNY says:

    Oh, the irony of someone using the word “dyslexic”, and not knowing how to spell it…

  381. TomNickle says:

    You could take another look at the post where it says that he’s made some nice plays in front of the net.  But it is a fact that he has 5, we’ll call them unofficial turnovers, and it’s a fact that he had the blown coverage on the Hemsky goal where he failed to pick him up coming into the slot.  You can interpret that as hate if you like.

  382. JIMVINNY says:

    You hate Hamrlik, and always see the worst in him, never the things he does well.  I don’t know why I even bothered.

  383. Cool Ice Price says:

    It better be worth my time for staying up to watch this game

  384. Habitoba says:

    Missed the start of the game due to class… what happened to Wiz?

  385. TomNickle says:

    Not really, just annoyed that they’re planting the seed excuse wise while the Habs chug along with their two best done for the year and a main cog of the group going down for a week on a weekly basis with no media attention paid to it.  No kudos for Jacques, Perry Pearn or the guys like Weber, Nash, Picard, Subban or Wisniewski(until tonight) stepping up.

  386. TomNickle says:

    Their turnover numbers are as accurate as dislexic spelling bee contestants.

  387. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Blocked a shot with his face.

  388. habs001 says:

    another pp another face off won by the opposition and 30 seconds of pp time lost…the coaching staff just does not care as plecks starts every pp and most times he does not win the draw…nash looks slow and tenative today……it looks like the winner of this team will be the team that capitalizes on the other teams mistakes as there are plenty 

  389. Mike Boone says:

    I’ll dig out some wack jackets.

  390. Sheldon says:

    What’s shakin’ gang? Just got in from work. Just peeked at Boone’s pic. How did he land a ticket on the space shuttle?

  391. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Cool, thanks for the update Ian.  I don’t know but I’m worried he may have a broken nose.

  392. Jdub1985 says:

    as long as someone knows

  393. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Haha, Boone’s all tatted up, what a gangsta.

  394. Rudy says:

    Was wondering the same thing

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  395. athanor says:

    Funny, the NHL doesn’t seem to agree with you.

  396. Mats Naslund says:

    well done sir. best lol of the night.

  397. Jdub1985 says:

    Ps Boone … keep the videos going, love it!

    who knows, maybe the new personality for CBC … force Cherry off the air

  398. showey47 says:

    I don’t think carle will get a call up. He can be claimed on re-entry waivers and would probably be claimed. Especially this time of year where pretty much everybody is looking for defensive depth. I can see both carle and dustin boyd as trade bait since both are waiver eligible

  399. Ian Cobb says:

    Wiz in hospital, stiches and being  x-rayed, I’ll let you know if bone fractured.

    Do not ask how I know

  400. TomNickle says:

    He had three alone on the shift starting with an offensive zone faceoff following the icing where Jacques put the Pleks line out against the 4th line.  

    Scorekeepers by the way are very generous to the opposing team when dishing out giveaway numbers.  

  401. Jdub1985 says:

    I think the fact that its a Hammer daycare makes me more nervous then a daycare itself.

  402. JIMVINNY says:

    5 giveaways?  That’s interesting.  The official NHL scorer, who, you know, gets PAID to record those stats, has him down for ONE.

  403. D Alcorn says:

    Just joining in.

    Grateful for an update on Wiz : what happened ?  look serious ?  …

    ALWAYS Habs – D Mex

  404. king ddd says:

    mr.boone whats that tatoo on your arm

    ** Buck Fruins **

  405. Habsfan2310 says:

    Turn down the sound my friend.  I stopped listening to CBC a long time ago

  406. OneTimer says:

    worse than last year, who would’ve thought huh?

  407. Habsfan2310 says:

    Boone, love the hat and video . Keep up the great work  !

  408. Cool Ice Price says:

    A broken clock is right twice a day

  409. BJT says:

    That, right there, is a highly comedic double post.


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry.. ‘Sub-BAM! What a hit!’ ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  410. olematelot says:

    4 of the D are logging serious minutes, could be interesting as the game wears on

  411. TomNickle says:

    If I read about the Canucks being ravaged by injuries to their defense corps one more time I’m going to die of laughter.

  412. Exit716 says:

    “Scoreboard Saturday is next”

    Thanks Scott Oake.

    Can you give me the lotto numbers while you’re at it, since you seem to be channelling the inner-Kreskin.

    What a joke CBC is.

    Can’t even figure out what day it is without Red Deer Ron and the Village Idiot from Kingston around to stink out the broadcast.


  413. 24 Cups says:

    The Habs would be dead in the water without Hamrlik tonight.  I hope posters remember that in the morning when they comment.

  414. oshawahabsfan says:

    Not to mention after watching the play and a few replays Simpson still mixed up Pouliot and Pacioretty, Bob Cole syndrom runs deep over there

  415. TomNickle says:

    I love it when they say tonight during a matinee broadcast.  Makes me tired for the rest of the day…..idiots.

  416. BJT says:

    hah, love the dog


    Formerly known as Camel_Larry.. ‘Sub-BAM! What a hit!’ ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  417. habsfan1001 says:

    Gomez turned over that twice in the last minute – man

  418. Cool Ice Price says:

    Please don’t let this game go to a Shootout!

  419. Mondou6 says:

    I’d love to know what our GF/GA is in the last 2:00 of the period this year.  My guess would be something like 1/10.

  420. Jdub1985 says:

    Was Gomez ever a good passer?

  421. TomNickle says:

    Haha.  Interesting analysis.  He’s made some nice plays here and there in front of our net that almost make up for the dozen he’s screwed up.  5 giveaways and counting, not to mention the blown coverage on the Hemsky goal.

  422. samTHEman says:

    wiz hospitalized?! good thing we picked up mara or carle/henry would be on their way to play sunday…unless gill is ready to go. god crazy the injuries this year.

  423. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Wow, what insightful analysis:  “I agree Glen, Montreals defence could start looking fatigued” 

    No $hit sherlock!!   CBC really needs to bring in some hiring standards, these clowns are pathetic.

  424. Cool Ice Price says:

    A broken clock is right twice a day

  425. oshawahabsfan says:

    Just wouldn’t be a night without that annoying ape Brian Burke on the air, stupid Marlies commercials

  426. TomNickle says:

    Just sayin.

  427. SeriousFan09 says:

    Finding it a little repetitive? You don’t say. Finding a little repetitive, you don’t say. Finding a little repetitive, you don’t say.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  428. habaholic68NJ says:

    Boone.  Keep that hat on during the third period.

  429. Mondou6 says:

    News flash:  If it’s cold outside, players will wear warmer clothes. 

  430. oshawahabsfan says:

    Taylor Hall wrist shot to the face from about five feet away… enough said

  431. Mike Boone says:

    Tattoos, plural. Mid-life crisis: I was too poor for a Miata, too fat for a girlfriend.

  432. Sheldon says:

    Mike Boone: How’s the pooch taking the results from Westminster? Who do I have to pay to get the Bernese Mountain Dog to the final?

  433. oshawahabsfan says:

    No kidding especially when Markov is better by a mile than any of their defenceman. Markov down is like being down two. Gorges is likely our most effective shut down man, so I’d say Vancouver isn’t any worse off than Montreal

  434. TomNickle says:

    Not much irony when it’s an attempt at humour.

  435. SeriousFan09 says:

    Dustin Penner, this guy is our PF solution? Haha.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  436. Propwash says:

    I think people say Penner just for the sake of naming a name

  437. Hockey Socks says:

    Darche is still banged up.

  438. Jdub1985 says:

    Gomez will never learn … how many plays does he have to screw?!

  439. Propwash says:

    Frig, well, game over methinks.

  440. fbkj says:

    boone, loved the youtubage, next time more dog… that little cretin is cute, you… well… lets just say moar cretin πŸ˜›

  441. Hockey Socks says:

    You can bet your house the Oilers are gonna come out flying and thumping to wear down the D early. The forwards have to control the game.

  442. TomNickle says:

    That happened to Matt Carle when he went to Phili from San Jose if I remember correctly.  I have it stuck in my mind that he spent a lot of time in the box when he first got there.  Could be my imagination running wild though.

  443. andrewberkshire says:

    And people were suggesting we trade for Peckham. He’s be in the box the entire game out east.

  444. TomNickle says:

    No kidding.  I love it when the official points to the scrum and starts yelling “PLAY ON, PLAY ON”, if they aren’t doing anything deserving a penalty, why are you acknowledging them?

  445. showey47 says:

    Jones has some serious wheels

  446. andrewberkshire says:

    How does Peckham not spend his entire career in the box? CONSTANTLY interfering, constantly roughing.

  447. olematelot says:

    Smid tried to take Halpern out and did a face plant into the glass

  448. showey47 says:

    agreed,we are down too many players to be exchanging PP chances with these guys.

  449. Chuck says:

    Man, LOTS of red in the crowd!

  450. Cool Ice Price says:

    All the wrong Habs getting scoring chances

  451. JIMVINNY says:

    That was a really good chance for Picard.  AK is playing well tonight.

  452. t1tan5 says:

    Somebody call Jaane Niniimaa.

  453. FormalWare says:

    Helluva pass by AK! (No finish from Picard, predictably.)

  454. scrowe21 says:

    That was just a damn good save.

  455. JIMVINNY says:

    LOL.  Smid “tried” to elbow Halpern, and ended up smashing his own face.  Poetic justice, that.

  456. Hali_Hab says:

     goal scorer  pls and thanks PG..“After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  457. Propwash says:

    Some guy who decided to see a real hockey team?

  458. punkster says:

    It’s like a different league…oops, Penner gets called.


  459. olematelot says:

    a very confused individual

  460. punkster says:

    It’s a CBC broadcast. He knows he’ll be on TV.


  461. avatar_58 says:

    Well……it’s exciting? No defence on either side

  462. FormalWare says:

    Eller loves the Oilers–and I love Eller!

  463. olematelot says:

    nice rush by Eller then Price sharp at the other end, fun game to watch

  464. Chuck says:

    I’d suggest that the Habs not get into a lot of run-and-gun tonight…

  465. RiverviewCanadien says:

    So think about it for a second…….done?

    They only have 5 D. Has it really been that bad? Picard has stepped up with solid play. Hamrlik is wicked right now (despite the drop pass to nobody). Price is not too bad either πŸ˜‰ All the players are very disciplined, actually on both sides, good game to watch.

    Pleks needs to get a goal tonight or assist, that line is doing all the right moves. That would be huge for him. Confidence is a good thing for Pleks and when he is confident…exciting player to watch.

    Eller, Kostitsyn, great hockey by the boys. 5-3 win.

  466. JeffHackett-underrated says:

    Should have signed M-A Bergeron…Is Dandenault available?

  467. Propwash says:

    Lovin the lets go oilers GO HABS GO chants

  468. Chuck says:

    Who’s the knob in the Leaf jersey?

  469. Matt_in_TO says:

    I’m thinking we might have to go full breeze


    – In Price We Trust

  470. SeriousFan09 says:

    Another Clutch and Grab Classic.

    Van Massenhoven doesn’t help, doesn’t like to you know, work.

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  471. Hali_Hab says:

     man eller looked good driving the net there. and what a save by price


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  472. JIMVINNY says:

    Eller got hooked at least twice twice on that trip down the ice.  Are they going to call anything tonight?  Against either team?

  473. andrewberkshire says:

    No penalties in the western conference eh? Peckham has mugged people without the puck on every shift.

  474. Matt_in_TO says:

    Someone needs to kill that idiot in the leaf jersey


    – In Price We Trust

  475. JIMVINNY says:

    And now Price checking to see if he tweaked something.  That would definitely be the sign that it’s time to fold up shop for the year, before anyone else gets hurt.

  476. showey47 says:

    I think dandy retired. I still can’t believe he couldn’t catch on full time with another team. Great skater and versitile

  477. HabFanSince72 says:

    Bulin wall is keeping them in the game.

  478. andrewberkshire says:

    We jinxed it, Dave. Although with how terrible that PP was I’d almost prefer even strength.

  479. king ddd says:

    2P Break Smid gets Wized. I don’t know how anyone plays this game without a visor

    mario did. imo hes the best player to ever play the game

    ** Buck Fruins **


  480. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    The only confidence boost Eller needed was to be taken off Gomez’s line. 

  481. JIMVINNY says:

    There should have been a hooking, a holding, and a high-sticking call there.  White just got worked over.

  482. olematelot says:

    Nice play by Picard on Jones

  483. Hockey Socks says:

    Quick, trade Picard for Crosby while his value is still high.

  484. OneTimer says:

    who the f is Ryan Jones???

  485. t1tan5 says:

    Did anyone notice White getting absolutely mugged at the half-boards? That’s pre-lockout crap.

  486. scrowe21 says:

    Eller could benefit greatly from some time in the AHL in my opinion. Look what it did for Max. He is having a good game..but does that make up for the 50 other games where he didn’t score and looked a bit out of place? No. Confidence boost for that kid and he’ll be dangerous. 

  487. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    How about instead of sending Eller down to Hamilton we send Moen and Gomez?

  488. thorandresson says:

    did the refs fall asleep?  or were they paid off?

  489. punkster says:

    Halpern, Moen, Darche…my guesses.


  490. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    looked like the mouth or nose area.

  491. showey47 says:

    Where in the face did wiz get the puck?

  492. Shiloh says:

    Darche? Maybe Tom Pyatt? Tough question.

  493. Chuck says:

    He was bleeding a lot from his mouth, it looked like.

  494. Rudy says:

    Gone for the night. Going to hospital for evaluation.

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  495. Hali_Hab says:



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  496. Hockey Socks says:

    Terrible pass by Hammer.

  497. Chuck says:

    So wich Hab forwards could take a regular shift on D if necessary?

  498. Gormdog says:

    I incessantly mocked him during his first cup of coffee with the habs…


    But whichever way you cut it, YANNICK WEBER is, at the least, a bonafide #5.

  499. habsfan1001 says:

    Take Eller off the line from Hell and he scores

  500. Hali_Hab says:

     any word on wiz?



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  501. HabFanSince72 says:

    Great play by Subban. Saves another Hamr blunder.


  502. HabFanSince72 says:

    Sent to hospital..


  503. OneTimer says:

    and I just got rid of Eller on my fantasy team! …haha go Habs go :)

  504. FormalWare says:

    Eller! His own rebound! And again!

  505. t1tan5 says:

    Let’s keep the pressure on!

  506. Chuck says:

    No D-men taking penalties, please!

  507. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Thats one of the nicest tele’s I think I’ve ever seen.

  508. habsfan1001 says:

    Put Darche on there instead of Moen

  509. andrewberkshire says:

    YA ELLER!!!

  510. HFX-HabFan says:

    Back from the press box!

  511. Top Corner says:

    ELLER didnt stop on that one,,,,,nooooice

  512. habsfan1001 says:

    Way to go Eller

  513. punkster says:

    Send him down to Hamilton.


  514. olematelot says:

    good thing we didn’t send Eller down eh

  515. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Great work by Eller!

  516. Hali_Hab says:

     pound it in there… good! man


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  517. Propwash says:

    Niiice and greasy….

  518. Cool Ice Price says:


  519. scrowe21 says:

    Nice! Everytime I complain about the kid… lol

  520. Shiloh says:

    Nice goal – great work. Eller’s speed is a a huge plus against a team like this. He might be the kind of player who would be far more dangerous playing in the Western Conference.

  521. SeriousFan09 says:

    DET torched TBL 6-2, if VAN’s D health doesn’t resolve than DET’s in the Cup Finals for the 3rd time in 4 years.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  522. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    go figure eh?

  523. Rudy says:

    Pleks, he can do anything

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  524. larisalapointe says:


  525. OneTimer says:

    I understand your sentiment, but you might be exaggerating a little bit there

  526. t1tan5 says:

    If Moen had hands, he would be a perennial all-star. Though the pass from Hammer left a lot to be desired.

  527. t1tan5 says:

    Taking tonight as an example, he would have had 2 goals by now based on his positioning and the quality of his chances.

  528. habsfan1001 says:

    Why would he do that

  529. Jdub1985 says:

    Hammer is senile in his old age.

  530. PrimeTime says:

    This is not the style we want to play.

  531. MikeL says:

    I don’t even find them that bad tonight. Healy is the only one that wouldn’t like them. Simpson and Hughson seem pretty neutral to me.

  532. andrewberkshire says:

    This is very similar, only we’re against a much worse team and the goalie playing has become much better.

  533. andrewberkshire says:

    This is a game where the forwards have to step up defensively in a big way.

  534. Cool Ice Price says:

    Would U expect any better from the Habs against the bottom dwellers?

  535. Josh says:

    Get Moen off the Gomez line, now!

  536. andrewberkshire says:

    Worst period of the season, easily. This is one of the worst NHL teams in the last decade we’re playing against here.

  537. Matt_in_TO says:

    I think Darche is on the 4th line to limit his ice time.  He might still be nursing that injury.


    – In Price We Trust

  538. shootdapuck says:

    Could be that the Canadiens signed a big contract with RDS (Roger Communications) to show all the games and another with TSN.

    Hockey Night in Canada no longer had exclusive broadcasting of NHL hockey in Canada.

    CBC is based in Toronto and is oblivious to anything that happens east or west of the Ontario border.


    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  539. Keith says:

    What? You gotta be F***ing kidding me! That’s hilarious!

  540. Barts says:

    Here’s a newsflash: Edmonton’s size killing the Habs… Are you watching Mr. Gauthier?

  541. Matt_in_TO says:

    Hrudey is actually not that bad


    – In Price We Trust

  542. andrewberkshire says:

    This reminds me of the worst of the Habs from last year.

  543. PrimeTime says:

    They don’t. It’s a fan perception…if they are not pro-Hab then they must be anti-hab

  544. Shiloh says:

    Nice backcheck by AK – he’s one of our only guys skating with the Oilers tonight.

  545. Derek says:

    Can someone tell JM to put Darch with Gomer and Kostitsyn? Much better hands than Moen.

  546. Hali_Hab says:

    0 net presence when we are in their zone, which hasn’t been  often.



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  547. Matt_in_TO says:

    Is it me or is the glass really low?


    – In Price We Trust

  548. HabFanSince72 says:

    Gomez and AK46 playing very well tonight.


    Rest of the team sucking unfortunately.

  549. Keith says:

    Because the CBC is run by a bunch of A-holes out of Tarranna.

  550. larisalapointe says:

    Our team does better coming from behind than protecting a lead these days…so all is good.

  551. HabFanSince72 says:

    You should know that most Leaf fans believe the CBC is biased against them.


  552. Mondou6 says:

    If we can survive the 1st period “just” down 1 goal, maybe we can regroup for the 2nd.

  553. Barts says:

    Because they hire jaded goalies like Glenn Healey and Kelly Hrudey, whose New York Islanders and L.A. Kings were ousted respectively from the ’93 playoffs by the Habs on their way to another cup.

  554. olematelot says:

    We’re not even in this game

  555. PeterD says:

    Where’s our offensive Finnish…oh, that’s right Saku’s in Anaheim…

  556. Hockey Socks says:

    Wiz will be back for the 2nd period.

  557. Timo says:

    I take it we are still not winning.

  558. larisalapointe says:

    I really really miss Gorges.

  559. Mondou6 says:

    I’m from the US, can someone please explain to me why CBC hates Montreal so much?


    Seriously, the Bruins’ broadcast has less anti-Habs bias. 

  560. Aerobiz says:

    Because they are based out of Toronto and can count to 24

  561. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Because they’re based out of Ontario.

  562. Keith says:

    This team has got to get bigger. It’s like boys (Habs) vs men (Oilers) out there.

  563. habfab14120 says:

    Isn’t it spelled ‘stoen’?

  564. Josh says:

    Why isn’t Moen on the 4th line? He’s not going to help Gomez and Kostitsyn start scoring again. At least put Darche with them as he knows what to do with a puck.

  565. Danno says:

    Travis Moen hands of stone


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

  566. Barts says:

    Montreal standing around watching the Oilers. This game is going to be 2-0 shortly.

  567. Matt_in_TO says:

    Full of leaf fans. 


    – In Price We Trust

  568. leafs_SUCK247 says:

    shut up healy


  569. Shiloh says:

    Picard is woeful tonight.

  570. olematelot says:

    Every shift the DDD line has been pinned in

  571. Danno says:

    WE look like the last-place team tonight!


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

  572. Rudy says:

    The announcer’s voice in Edmonton is annoying

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  573. Matt_in_TO says:

    That’s because leaf fans are morons.


    – In Price We Trust

  574. Danno says:

    KoMoGo = Moen and groanin’


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

  575. SeriousFan09 says:

    1 Veteran, 3 rookies and a journeyman on the back end. Transition game couldn’t get going without divine intervention. Oilers know how easy it is to pen the Habs up right now.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  576. andrewberkshire says:

    Hrudey is a much better analyst since Roy retired. When Patrick was still playing you could always tell Hrudey hated him. Always seething with anger an bias.

  577. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Remember the Vancouver game last year?

  578. HabFanSince72 says:

    Not close, unfortunately.


  579. t1tan5 says:

    Hey forwards: you can’t just chill on the red line and except a beautiful outlet pass. Come back!

  580. Rudy says:

    Wiz off to the hospital

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  581. olematelot says:

    good push back

  582. Hali_Hab says:

     i think its comical that they have moen playing in front of the net .. hahah! seriously.


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  583. Rainrocket16 says:

    no return for Wiz!! but not in the Eye, should be ok!

  584. habsfan1001 says:

    probably better than the game

  585. Mats Naslund says:

    JM HAS to get Nash out there more in the 2nd. He cannot win this game with 4 defense.

  586. olematelot says:

    great back check by Max

  587. Exit716 says:

    CBC opted to take the Senators last year in the first round over the Habs, Don’t forget that.


  588. king ddd says:

    that puck hit him hard on the face hence the blood. im suspecting broken jaw or a cheekbone fracture. i would hope it would be 2 weeks but im afraid its going to be more. 

    Bret feterling dammit, where are thou??

    ** Buck Fruins **

  589. scrowe21 says:

    Apparently PG is at the Washington / San Jose game tonight.

  590. larisalapointe says:

    Keep the hat Boone, it’s so Park-ex.

  591. Mats Naslund says:

    I completely agree with you as someone who lived in the US in the past. I would always watch with the sound off – especially when i lived in Boston.


    Re CBC – to be fair – have the Habs done anything to warrant praise yet?

  592. Mike Boone says:

    I’m watching TV like you are, man.

  593. RedLight says:

    When has Hemsky played with Cammy? Glenn Healy is an idiot – although I’m probably not saying much we don’t already know.

  594. Ian Cobb says:

    Wiz done for two weeks!

    Gauthier will be burning the phone lines again tonight.!

  595. Chris L says:

    LOL… i just rewound the tape to make sure i heard the cammy/hemsky comment correct.  healy is a dink.

  596. Mondou6 says:

    What?  Where did you hear that?

  597. olematelot says:

    That’s why despite being unilingual english I watch the games on RDS

  598. Mats Naslund says:

    Mr Boone I love the video commentary! Habs need to step it up and play with a little urgency. Way too casual in the 1st.

  599. olematelot says:

    It’s only 1 period folks, as we all found out from the last game it’s not over till it’s over, lets hope the boys come out hard and take this game over

  600. Shiloh says:

    I switched over to RDS – especially for the intermission. The CBC announcers have only two songs: If the Habs are ahead – faint, grudging acknowledgement; if the other team is ahead – enthusiastic, over-the-top, gushing praise. It must have almost killed them last year when we won those two rounds.

  601. solomio says:

    They haven;t found their skating legs yet,. They’ll come around ’bout midway thru the second period. If Price can hold them in we can prolly take this one in a squeaker.

  602. punkster says:

    Yep, that Kelly Hrudey. One of the great commentators of the game.


  603. Ian Cobb says:

    Lucky to only be down by one.!

    This is a 6 point road trip. If we do not take 2 here, we will be coming home with zero me thinks.

    But Martin will be screaming at them in the room right now!  NOT!

  604. 24 Cups says:

    Bruins and Rangers just won their games.  The heat is on the Habs to beat the worst team in the NHL.

  605. JasonM says:

    No show Habs.

  606. Mondou6 says:

    Seriously, I’m stuck watching all the games on the NHL Center Ice TV package in the US.  Because they almost never carry a French language feed, it means that 99% of the time, I have no option but to watch the opposing team’s feed of the Habs games.  Literally, I’ve watched one home feed of Montreal all year.

    Most of the time, the other team’s announcers are actually good and unbiased.  They talk more about the other team, but they aren’t usually nauseating shills, or badmouthing the Habs.

    The exceptions are, of course, Jack Edwards in Boston, who is just a complete embarrassment to hockey, television, and the human race.  And the Penguins announcers are also over-the-top homers.  Other than that, I’m usually happy with the quality of announcers.

    CBC seems not as bad as Boston/Pittsburgh, but worse than the other networks I’ve seen.  They’ve spent 90% of the time talking about the Oilers, except when they are making some negative comment about Montreal.

  607. Danno says:

    Hey Boone I like gangsta hats. Put it back on!


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

  608. scrowe21 says:

    Lol…everyone sh*ts on Moen cause he is not scoring. I guess its okay to bash him on here? Atleast he is getting great chances. Not many other people have been able to do even that while playing with Gomez. Cammy should be back on that line soon. AK is looking pretty good. Maxpac needs to get into this game and play a big role in the second.

  609. Danno says:

    Boone, any word on Wiz?


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

  610. Propwash says:

    Blow up the team! Blow it up good PG! Make it happen!

  611. HabFanSince72 says:

    Kelly Hrudey on JF Jacques: “He’s not one of the great thinkers of the game.”


  612. HabFanSince72 says:

    If we lose we’ll go to 1-5 in our last six.

    Five of those games are/were against non-playoff teams.


  613. Jdub1985 says:

    dominated by a bottom feeder … whats new?

    I feel like this is a game where the Habs put there effort in for the last 10 mins and win … exciting but why wait?

  614. Propwash says:

    I think I’m gonna need a few more beers to get through this game…..

  615. Habnofear says:

    I don’t care if your a Habs fanatic or not, it’s time to make TRADES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  616. JIMVINNY says:

    Chances don’t mow the lawn, as Gill would say.  And besides commenting on his utter inability to score when handed unreal chances isn’t bashing.  It’s a factual observation.

  617. Gormdog says:

    I love it. Normally being injury prone is a negative.


    But on CBC?


    Hemsky is good because “He’s used to playing hurt”

  618. habs001 says:

    with six more road games than home games if the pathetic first period is an indication how this team will play the rest of their road games we should forget about winning the division and just be happy to make the playoffs..first period certainly showed why the habs are one of the worst road teams in the nhl…has there ever been a team that after 58 games is tied for 26th for road points and is 24th in goals per game but is in the position in the standings the habs are…i say this is amazing

  619. Habsfan2310 says:

    Any news on Wiz ?

  620. Habsfan2310 says:

    Any news on Wiz ?

  621. Exit716 says:

    Nice how they admit that it was interference on the first Oilers goal. Hemsky and of course the CBC fools.

    Why couldn’t VanMassenhoeven figure that out? Oh wait. I forgot, he lost control of the Bruins Mini Stanley Cup victory last week. There are rules for the league and rules for the Habs.Signed Gary Bettman’s welfare league.

    PS. Mr. Molson, keep sending the revenue sharing cheques.


  622. Exit716 says:

    Any chance that Mythbusters will try and decide whether AK is an NHL caliber player?

  623. HabFanSince72 says:



  624. habsfan1001 says:

    2nd period better  get off to better start or I’m hitting the bed. Getting late on the East Coast


  625. leafs_SUCK247 says:

    not before you watch bikini destanation ron lol

  626. punkster says:

    So frustrating.

    And this game is kind of boring too.


  627. Matt_in_TO says:

    I think it’s pretty clear the team has been affected by the Gomez trade rumours! 


    – In Price We Trust

  628. OneTimer says:

    So can we turn it around and pull a “Sabres” on the Oil tonight? Dominant first period by Edmonton but it’s only 1-0, that sounds familiar …

  629. Keith says:

    Man! Lucky it’s only 1-0. I’m not watching any more of this tonight. Gotta be up early for work, plus the way we’re playing right now, the outcome doesn’t look promising. Good Night folks!

  630. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Calm down Dean.

  631. shootdapuck says:

    Not unless the mayor of QC can find a way to produce a rink in 6 months.

    Promises are one thing bricks and motar are another.


    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  632. Jdub1985 says:

    relax … just making a glove reference … he’s been an all star this year!

  633. Hali_Hab says:

     i can all ready see the direction this game is going in.. and its even more frustrating  because they are playing a last place team… efff



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  634. HabFanSince72 says:

    Phoenix beating the future Nordiques.

  635. larisalapointe says:

    I think Wiz’ injury deflated them temporarily, I hope. Not easy seeing a teamate down and bleeding.

  636. Cool Ice Price says:


  637. Exit716 says:

    God CBC is so biased against the Habs. Hughson is a video game clown.

  638. Cool Ice Price says:

    The Habs never play good against the LAST place teams anyway …

  639. olematelot says:

    Way to let him walk right into the slot boys

  640. DYCSoccer17 says:

    CBC missed the goal, too…as did Price

  641. SeriousFan09 says:

    RDS misses the faceoff and goal? Typical for them. Surprised CBC caught it honestly.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  642. Jdub1985 says:

    ouch … a little vintage Price there.

  643. Aerobiz says:

    It appears that the hockey are indeed angry.

    We may need to sacrifice a virgin.

    Hmmm… I wonder if there are any that post on this site?

  644. HabFanSince72 says:

    Everyone sleeping.

  645. Danno says:

    There was a time goalies didn’t wear masks. Should be mandatory.


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

  646. andrewberkshire says:

    What the hell his Hamrlik doing there? His BACK is to the play.

  647. HardHabits says:

    The Twilight Zone

  648. Danno says:

    Oh man. Just what we needed. Another injured D.


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

  649. Keith says:

    The D is taking a beating like Vancouver’s.

  650. Jdub1985 says:

    great post!

  651. billylove says:

    Wiz, ouch! What have we done to piss off the Hockey Gods?

  652. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    The Wiz blocked that shot with his face.

  653. Jdub1985 says:

    Tell me why again players don’t wear cages? I mean they exist in this day n’ age.

  654. Matt_in_TO says:

    Being a Habs defenceman is equal to being on the endangered species list.


    – In Price We Trust

  655. Habnofear says:

    Jeese ,the game vs Vancouver will have all new Dmen for both teams….ouch

  656. Hockey Socks says:

    That was nasty. That pool of blood…

  657. MICP says:

    is there a link for those of us in the states?


    thank you

  658. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    And they score.

    5 dmen out and right after they score.


  659. Barts says:

    Seriously? We’re going to let guys walk to the net like that??? Pathetic.

  660. Keith says:

    That looked easy for them. Not much of an effort from the Habs so far.

  661. fbkj says:

    his french was a pretty good effort

    oh yeah you still dont get the what a concussion is

  662. Propwash says:

    I was talking about the RDS commercial where he tries to speak french.

  663. scrowe21 says:

    Yeah I know..but he had his chance on the Gomez line and did nothing.. or maybe it was with Pleks..I cant even remember because I barely ever noticed him.

  664. Matt_in_TO says:

    Eller’s got a little more offensive upside than Moen.


    – In Price We Trust

  665. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Don’t bother, according to these people Eller is garbage and deserves to be in Hamilton.

  666. OneTimer says:

    moen couldn’t score with his wife

  667. leafs_SUCK247 says:

    moen couldnt score on his grandmother

  668. Habnofear says:

    AT 8 million per he should be doing and every #$@% game!

  669. Propwash says:

    Gomez at least is trying there…….

  670. scrowe21 says:

    …he played on that line for quite a few games already and was invisible.. Moens already had more shots in one game.

  671. Matt_in_TO says:

    Would it not make sense to move Eller up to the third line in Moen’s spot? 


    – In Price We Trust

  672. Hali_Hab says:

     i would have to say that makes perfect sense .. but who the hell am i



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  673. Keith says:

    We alway have a tough time against the Oil.

  674. Exit716 says:

    That’s how the period has gone. Both good chances to Cement Hands Moen.

  675. Cool Ice Price says:

    Well based on thet he will be a perfect fit with the Habs

  676. Hockey Socks says:

    Another one bites the dust.

  677. Propwash says:

    Oh sh** Wiz!

  678. PrimeTime says:

    isnt that just fckn great!!

  679. Habnofear says:

    Ok Oilers managment ,you see what AK can do now lets swap for Penner….

  680. Timo says:

    Not watching the game – are we winning yet?

  681. t1tan5 says:

    What is with the collective desire for Penner? Yes, he’s a power forward. No, he is not consistent at all.

  682. HabFanSince72 says:

    Hamrlik is so bad.


  683. OneTimer says:

    Hammer SO DEEP on that pinch omg!

  684. FormalWare says:

    Adventures in the Habs zone… *shudder*

  685. JIMVINNY says:

    Apparently they aren’t going to call many penalties tonight.

  686. andrewberkshire says:

    I would expect even a stranger to hockey to not desribe the exact opposite system that a team uses as their system.

  687. punkster says:

    Sick move


  688. Danno says:

    Is the Belarusian Beast back? Stay tuned…


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

  689. HabFanSince72 says:

    You should be able to find one here:



  690. Barts says:

    Will A. Kostitsyn ever score again? As a Hab that is…

  691. Hockey Socks says:

    Wow, that ice in Edmonton is fantastic.

  692. SeriousFan09 says:

    It’s Glenn Healy. Even if he watched all of the Habs games, would you expect him to get it right?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  693. HabFanSince72 says:

    Great move by AK46 – great save by khabibulin

    Theo Peckham is the pylon some of you wanted us to trade for.

  694. FormalWare says:

    Yeesh–Habs’ D looks porous, already.

  695. andrewberkshire says:

    Healy thinks the Habs strategy is relying on the stretch pass? Talk about a ridiculously stupid and false statement. Obviously hasn’t watched a single Habs game this year.

  696. OneTimer says:

    I mean, Gomez takes a lot of &%$# on HIO, but come on, he makes some nice set-ups sometimes

  697. t1tan5 says:

    Orgasmic dangle by AK.

  698. Puck Bard says:

    My kingdom for a link!

  699. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  700. JIMVINNY says:

    What a move by Andrei.

  701. Hali_Hab says:

    you gotta be kiddin me


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  702. FrederictonHabsfan says:



    LOT of blood from WIz’s face…. hope he didn’t break anything.

  703. joeybarrie says:

    WTF………. Can we keep at least a few D for the rest of the season.??????? FIVE go down. We need more D than forwards. PLEASE let Wiz be ok………..

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

  704. Rainrocket16 says:

    screw it season over now!!! no one left on our D roster!!

  705. leafs_SUCK247 says:

    no why couldnt that be gomez no that isnt good


  706. avatar_58 says:

    Perfect. Let’s see who else can go down

  707. Shiloh says:

    Geez – hope he can get stitched up and return.

  708. Keith says:

    OH NO!! Not the Wiz!!!

  709. Harditya_CareyPrice says:



    what do ya want hockey gods?!

    5 d-men injured?? WTF??

  710. andrewberkshire says:

    So… Hamriik looks terrible so far and Wisniewski is down.

  711. JIMVINNY says:

    Hey, um, Paul?  Wanna throw that equipment of yours on?

  712. topher5468 says:

    Word is that his equipment didn make it there

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

  713. FormalWare says:

    Paul Lorieux! Takes me back…

  714. Hockey Socks says:

  715. Keith says:

    CBC ALWAYS roots against the Habs. Do what I do, hit the mute button and listen to CJAD on the computer. It’ll keep you’re blood pressure down, believe me.

  716. Jdub1985 says:

    thanks, the avatar is just a reminder for March 8th retribution

  717. SeriousFan09 says:

    Spent their budget on ice girls I guess.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  718. Propwash says:

    Oy yoy yoy = Brunet stuttering.

  719. t1tan5 says:

    In that case, Mr. Boone, I disagree both with your use of the word “prediction” as well as the veiled predicition itself. I say we come home 2-1 or 2-0-1.

  720. Ayan_SB says:

    Carey and PK = Abed and Troy

    Fans of the show “Community” will know what I mean.

  721. Marvin says:

    “but” = goal.

    That’s all you need to know.

  722. Exit716 says:

    Who are the  Oilers playing tonight? I didn’t see much Montreal content as per usual.

  723. Jdub1985 says:

    good live stream?

  724. ooder says:

    Markov’s long lost child


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  725. leafs_SUCK247 says:

    hey ron go habs go

  726. Cool Ice Price says:

    Maybe PG can close the deal for Penner tonight & he can travel to Vancouver with the Habs tomorrow!

  727. Cool Ice Price says:

    Mr. Bean’s daughter is HOT … MEOW!

  728. calvee123 says:

    So it seems like CBC really is rooting for the Oilers. Man I wish I could understand French cause I’d watch RDS.

  729. Mike Boone says:

    Semantics. It was a veiled prediction of 0-3.

  730. Ayan_SB says:

    Dude, everyone knows Markov is Mr. Bean.

    Max Pac looks like Dr. Ox though.

  731. Marvin says:

    Habs jerseys in the crowd is nothing new. When I go to the Habs-Cgy games at the Saddledome, I am astounded by the sea of Habs red. These are not just former Mtl’ers now living in Cgy (like me). Many are fans from years back, when the only Canadian teams were Toronto and Mtl.

  732. t1tan5 says:

    Hey Boone, how is being worried about this trip a predicition?

  733. 24moreCups says:

    Let’s hope the NiftyFifty(Pou,DD,White,)pop a coulpe goals tonight! :)

  734. DYCSoccer17 says:

    Pacioretty = Mr. Bean

  735. Habsfan2310 says:

    you are right Boone.  I always watch on RDS, the CBC kills me as does the Toronto Sports Network

  736. calvee123 says:

    Oh boy Habs lets get off to a fast start.  We need these points. 

  737. FrederictonHabsfan says:

    Boo to user comments not being used…  Liked having some back and forth during the blogs.

  738. Ayan_SB says:

    And gangsta apparently.

  739. ooder says:

    Boone.. your way funnier in writing… 

    sorry bro πŸ˜‰



    GWG = game winning gionta!

  740. StevieRay says:

    Craven A’s … now there’s a blast from the past …Mark 10 for men !!

  741. Wayne says:

    Don’t dis da Booner or he bust a cap in yo a$$. πŸ˜‰

  742. king ddd says:

    lmao, mr. boone looks like hes about to rob a bank


    ** Buck Fruins **

  743. Cool Ice Price says:

    The Habs are 1-0 in the Outdoor Classics. 2-0 sunday night!

  744. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Sounds more like export a green.

  745. Hali_Hab says:

    mmmmm beeer “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  746. Ian Cobb says:

    Here we go

  747. Mike Boone says:

    White and needy

  748. Mike Boone says:

    Two packs a day when I quit in 1985. Throat was ruined for life. It works for Debra Winger. For me, not so much.

  749. EricMelvin says:

    Right on! Now we just need to work on the Centre Bell roaming Boone-feed.

  750. Maksimir says:

    Boone – dude – if you’re going to do video you really need a better microphone… or stop smoking Craven A’s..

  751. punkster says:

    Lovin’ the lid Mike.


  752. Ayan_SB says:

    Was Weird Al’s song “White and Nerdy” inspired  by Boone?

    I keed I keed ;).

  753. Marvin says:

    Calgary is a-light again with the Flames, and Sunday’s game is going to be a lot of fun for everyone. You can’t go far without seeing one of those god-awful jerseys. Ugh!

  754. habsfan1001 says:

    Boone you should do play by play

  755. Habnofear says:

    MORE LIKE 1/2 Afganie black oil hash and gitanes splifs……….

  756. Propwash says:

    Rubbing the baby belly for luck!

  757. andrewberkshire says:

    This anthem singer is terrible.

  758. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    And man…Pyatt looks like a vampire in your avatar.

  759. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    He’s in Montreal, he’s probably gettin some of that awesome Jamaican gum.

  760. Habsfan2310 says:

    Go Habs !! We will surprise everyone out West !

  761. Habsfan2310 says:

    Go Habs !! We will surprise everyone out West !

  762. Hali_Hab says:

    ughhhh picard..



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  763. Hockey Socks says:

    lets go oilers go habs go

  764. HabFanSince72 says:

    The Bulin Wall!

  765. Exit716 says:

    Why is Jim Vandermeer still in the league? He’s a joke.

  766. Hockey Socks says:

    Love the bilingual anthem.

  767. Harditya_CareyPrice says:


  768. Ayan_SB says:

    Mike Boone: Thug Life.

  769. Wayne says:

    LOL – never mind typing, he should rap the blog onscreen.

  770. andrewberkshire says:

    Wasn’t wearing shorts today, but definitely thought about it.

  771. punkster says:

    Hey. I hear you’re not goin’?


  772. Wayne says:

    Then the Classic should be a humdinger.

  773. FormalWare says:

    Conditions, and the ice, should be perfect for the Classic! And the Flames are playing scary good (I see a lot of them, as I live in Calgary); if Habs manage to beat them, the occasion will be memorable, indeed!

  774. Hali_Hab says:




    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  775. Castor says:

    Can I be the one who actually likes the new format? I don’t have to refresh and I can just leave the window open. Good stuff.

  776. andrewberkshire says:

    Your sources are reliable, it’s true.

  777. Wayne says:

    Don vanMassenhoeven is working his first Canadiens game since that mess in Boston


    So we meet in Siberia – small world innit?

  778. Hali_Hab says:

    I am with you on that one boone , the ol cbc ( Constantly bash canadiens).. p.s.  boone you may have the best job in the world..


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  779. Hockey Socks says:


  780. jimhasbeen says:

    recchi’s inching his way to 600 goals, 574 now.

    think he can do it? (not this season of course)

  781. Propwash says:

    The live scrolling feature is cool.

  782. Danno says:



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

  783. drivefor25 says:

    Totally agree. Don’t like the new format. Had to hunt for Boone’s gems while searching through all the fan comments. The previous format was coherent and visually appealing as well.

  784. G-Man says:

    I watch the game on tv. No blogs, no comments. I used to be able to look at what was said and when, but hey, they love changes around here. No links. Secret mods. Ridiculous.

  785. SLYDER says:

    i love the new live blog

  786. Danno says:

    Check back later for more fun with the nifty new live game blogging toy.

    Be honest Mike. Do you really feel that way or is this just a shameless plug for the Gazette? The old Live Blog was the best.

    The late great Peter Finch said it best…

    “So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it and stick your head out and yell, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!'”


    And no more hyperlinks… *sigh*


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

  787. colin_nowra says:

    Other than being negative about the new blogging style, Good job on the site (Aside from the occasional meltdown)

    Could just take time getting used to new style but i loved the way it was before.

  788. colin_nowra says:

    The problem isn’t the others comments on his blogging, (There was an annoying stickied reminder on how to remove other peoples comments on top of his blogging as well) It’s not as clean as the previous method, It also uses up so much more space even if you make the text smaller.

    There were also his replies to others comments, If you only viewed his blogging and cut out the peoples comments you’d see he replied to someone and unless you turned back the peoples comments you wouldn’t know what he was talking about.

    I guess i understand the need for it to cut down on the bandwidth but it’s just so much more annoying… Can’t even scroll through his comments on the iPad.

    Also, Thank you for welcoming me onboard everyone πŸ˜€

  789. Kevin Mio says:

    Folks, the other night was a test we were doing. As of tonight, the new live chat will feature ONLY Boone’s commentary. Your comments will be down below, as usual.


  790. oshawahabsfan says:

    Welcome, and I have to agree with you. I like the new format for Boone’s comments, but not so much for all of us fans commenting. I prefer the format as is for us commenting as all comments will be readable

  791. OneTimer says:

    Welcome aboard brother, and I agree with you, I preferred the old live-blogging better.

  792. colin_nowra says:

    I’ve been religiously on this site while watching the game on RDS, The iPad is/was a perfect fit for this scenario. I’ve only started watching the games since the last play-offs (I did watch just the play-offs before but for some reason i’m really hooked into this team since then and have been watching almost every game since) My French is not very good (Watching RDS this season it’s picked up though) and not having much info and history of Hockey it’s been awesome being able to read other people’s comments on the games, getting better insight into what i’m seeing and seeing it in other peoples perspectives again, has been very enjoyable.

    That said, I finally created an account to put my 1st comment into saying that the new live blogging of the game sucks.

  793. habsruleworld says:

    I am seeing Vancouver as the team we can take most advantage of.

    Bieksa now out, We have the forwards to really pressure them, and I see a win in Vancouver.

    Tonight in Edmonton we will have to work for it,

    As for the Heritage classic, the Habs are like the Als, they win all the big games in the West/Alberta


    Heritage is Ours


    go habs o

  794. JF says:

    I’ll be seriously upset if we don’t win tonight, since I don’t expect much from the Calgary and Vancouver games. The Flames have been playing inspired hockey lately, and I can’t remember the last time the Habs played well in Vancouver.  Jacques Mafrtin has impressed on his players that this could be a trap game – a team out of the playoffs, the outdoor game on everyone’s mind, etc.  But the Habs have dropped two OT decisions recently against lower-ranked teams, not to mention the Edmonton game in November, so I’m hoping that will be enough to make them take this seriously.

  795. CplFred says:

    Will be at the gane tonight.  Hope i have better luck since the Habs keep losing when i see them at Rexall.  Should be a good game as the Oilers play pretty much the same style as we do.  They might not have as much talent right now but they match our speed and they wont be a easy prey.  They played very well against Dallas a couple days ago after a stinker against the Ducks.

  796. Big Ted says:

    Agreed. The new format is much more cumbersome to follow, even if you turn viewer comments off. The old way was clearly-presented and I’m not at all a fan of this new method. Last game, I just gave up on reading it all together, one more try and if it’s still bad, may just switch to reading the after-game analyses only.

  797. Mr.Hazard says:

    Can we go back to original Boone-commenting?

    I miss that empty white box at the bottom of these posts… It used to be so filled of hope, potential, and promise…

  798. Marvin says:
    I moved from Mtl to Cgy in 1998, and in my (almost) 13 years here, I’ve yet to see Mtl win a game in Calgary! At least I’ve seen hundreds of wins when I lived in Mtl, so I feel sorry for those die-hard western Habs fans who wait for that one time a year to see the team, and then the Habs stink up the joint.

  799. gmd says:

    I agree as I moved out to Vancouver 11 years ago and every game they have played here against the Canucks has been awful.  I’ve stopped going to the games when they come here as Canuck fans are so annoying when their team wins. At least I get some pay back when the Canucks do their annual playoff choke.

  800. habs001 says:

    this games has the potential to be very tough as it may be one of the games of the year for the oiler players…we have to be ready as the oilers could be really up for this game and couldl be flying…we have had tough games vs oilers  last 2 years…

  801. Wayne says:

    No biggie, I’ll take Nash. Needs a couple games in the BIGS anyway.

  802. PrimeTime says:


  803. Rudy says:

    That didn’t look like Rynbend helping Wiz, he travels with the team doesn’t he?

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  804. JIMVINNY says:

    Edmonton gets away with more cross-checking than almost any team we’ve played this year.

  805. Shiloh says:

    Black Snake Moen

    Hands of Stoen

  806. Hali_Hab says:

     ahhhh moen … could not shoot the puck in the ocean which makes perfect sense to put him with gomez?



    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  807. punkster says:



  808. larisalapointe says:

    Oilers 1 – Price 0

  809. Cool Ice Price says:

    Maybe the Habs will be awake come the start of the 2nd.

    Hammer needs to go & go NOW!

  810. Hali_Hab says:

     man the habs are in true shit the bed fourm. even gave the late period scoring chance up… barf




    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  811. leafs_SUCK247 says:

    lol wow thats weird they didnt score there

  812. olematelot says: