They needed that

The L streak is over.

Carey Price’s sixth shutout.

 

609 Comments

  1. Caper says:

    We held our own the other night. We have a pack mentality and the team while small is tough. We lost because of poor coverage in our own end. The Bruins kept getting behind our D. Our top 2 D and arguably our 2nd best forward are out of the line-up, It catching up with us and we have to make a deal for a D man or 2.

  2. Rad says:

    They’re not trading Peckham. He’s already their #2 defenceman. But yeah, that’s the kind of player we need, an intimidating presence on the blueline.

  3. Caper says:

    Giggy is playing tonight not Reimer.

  4. Rad says:

    I agree, let’s keep White on the team from hereon in. He can kill penalties and block shots. He’ll scrap, too. The kid is fearless.

  5. billylove says:

    I know, it’s just one game and there’s 25 more after tonight, but we really, really need a W against the leafs. After Buff on Tues the bulk of the stretch run is on the road and I really don’t want to see us hanging on at the bitter end to secure a playoff spot at/near the bottom of the Conf. We need points while at home or else………  

  6. The Teacher says:

    PAT HICKEY, after reading today’s article. I LOVE you.

     

    That was the biggest burn I have ever seen in a newspaper. Kudos to you for writing an excellent, unbelieveable article that had me grinning from ear to ear by the time I finished reading.

     

    Awesome stuff!

  7. sidhu says:

    Teach, good to see you back!  I agree, Hickey’s article was awesome.

  8. DearyLeary says:

    Why is that?

  9. Keith says:

    Everything seems to revolve around Tarranna and HNIT. We really need to win this game, for confidence sake or if anything to shut-up those laff-lovin HNIT HOMERS! GO HABS GO!!!

  10. RGM says:

    As much as I hate to rain on a parade like this and let facts get in the way of a good rant, in exactly zero years that Shayne Corson was with the Canadiens and Cam Neely with the Bruins did we meet the Bruins in the playoffs and go on to win the Stanley Cup. Shockingly and surprisingly, during the Roy era we were actually 3-5 in series against the Bruins, including losing three years in a row.

    Go Habs Go!

  11. sims says:

    was at the practice this morning and the habs were flyin and leafs were sluggish.  no kessel, phaneuf or giguere on the ice. 

     

    all the habs looked pumped up…and its been a while since ive seen that many black eyes on one team.  travelled a long way to watch the game tonight and have been without my luggage for about 40 hours so the least mtl could do for me is clobber toronto.  enjoy! i know i will!

  12. Keith says:

    Sounds like the Habs will win for sure. Have a great time, party safe!

  13. HUDSONHAB says:

    Love this picture, I just posted it on a Leafs fan’s facebook wall with the caption ” It’s on !! “

    ….Hab4life….

  14. RGM says:

    The buyout scenario is terrible. If they were to buy him out after this season, they would be paying him the following:

    • 2011-12: $1,801,587
    • 2012-13: $3,801,587
    • 2013-14: $4,801,587
    • 2014-15: $1,944,444
    • 2015-16: $1,944,444
    • 2016-17: $1,944,444

    For the two largest seasons, that’s a quality hockey player’s cap hit that we don’t get to use at all. It’s bad enough that they still owe Laraque another half-million next season; paying Gomez to not be a Montreal Canadien until 2017 is just brutal.

    Go Habs Go!

  15. SeriousFan09 says:

    Chris Neil backs down in front of anyone bigger than him, he’s a less talented Lucic.

    Sutton, I can get behind that maybe.

    McCabe, please, no ex Leafs, he’s the puke who started the scrum in pre-season and left that kid Gudbranson hanging with Moen.

    Arnott, too old.

     

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

  16. Exit716 says:

    How Did CBC get William Shatner to come to Regina for the outdoor tournament? Oh wait, that’s Mick McGeough.

     

  17. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I wasn’t hitting my Taylor made driver well at all so I just replaced it with a Callaway and what a difference.  Though some people swear by the Taylor Made’s.

  18. Habitoba says:

    Funny how CBC, a government-run broadcasting station that’s meant to represent its people, can’t remain impartial on air.

  19. VancouverHab says:

    I know attitdue is fun and all that, but when Gomez was injured for three games earlier in the season we were utter, complete and total crap. We not only lost we never looked like winning.

    If it makes you people happy to diss Gomez, well, that’s what pro sports are for. But Gomez is not the first nor will he be the last elite multiple Stanley Cup winning player who has an poor time in a regular season after a decade’s grind in the NHL.

    Some idiot Hab GM listened to bitching and abusive fans and traded a player who was having an off season — & we regretted losing John LeClair every one of the ten years that followed.

    If we did trade Gomez, he’d just land on some contender and have five more years of probably Cup-winning glory.

    Were lucky to have Gomez and I hope PG has the guts and nous to realise that and hold on to him.

  20. scrowe21 says:

    Chris Neil being a less talented Lucic is an understatement. No interest in him at all.

  21. doogie says:

    This may be Taylor Made night but y’all gotta try the new Titleist 910 D2 driver…….awesome baby!  Only good if you wanna hit it longer and straighter.  

    Taylor Made’s just selling a paint job here!  Go Habs!

  22. sidhu says:

    - Matt Martin’s impression of Bertuzzi should get 5+ games
    - Gilles should get suspended at least 3 for his hit on Tangradi
    - Godard is gone automatically for 10 games

    I personally think Getzlaf’s hit on Hamhius is worthy of a suspension — he left his feet and hit him in the back.  I’d give him 2 games minimum.

  23. HardHabits says:

    The team needs him to play smarter. His veteranship is escaping him and with his slow start his room to maneuver is slim. He needs a wake up call.

    Benching is severe, waivers is not going to happen.

    Hopefully Gomez proves those who have lamented him all season and those who are jumping on his case lately wrong this upcoming play-run otherwise the short leash will become a noose whose purpose will be to tighten.

    These are imprtant games he’s f*cking up in. Unless they’re secretly jockeying for 6th place but I think 1st in NE division would be better.

    Gomez has to play better consistantly from here on in starting tonight. If not. Sit him a game.

    I mean, of course, say he has the ‘flu’ or another ‘injury’ or something. ;-)

  24. Chuck says:

    Actually, I think that I’m one of the few around here that looks at Gomez as a plus. Does he need to step it up and play better? Sure… but that could also be said about at least half of the team.

  25. Da Hema says:

    The aftereffects of consuming copious amounts of Molson Ex and viagra….

  26. solomio says:

    You can bet on it being the other way round come game time!

     

    You’re playing hockey and I can’t compete

    You’re playing hockey and beat the crap outta me

    I’m down, I’m really down

    I’m down,down on the ground

    I’m down, I’m really down

    We won’t get to the Cup,yeah you know I’m down

  27. Da Hema says:

    You have a good point there. Cammalleri has had a very poor season, and has taken at least as many stupid, selfish penalties as Gomez. Yet very few posters have ganged up on Cammalleri. I am not pleased with Gomez’s play, but how many Habs have played to their full potential this year? Let’s look at the list of underachievers: Cammalleri, Gomez, Pouliot, Kostitsyn, and Moen. That’s almost half the team’s forwards. I just hope they can get their acts together now.

  28. Chris F says:

    Some possibilities:

    Chris Neil. (Tough, good character, won’t back down, not too old).

    Andy Sutton. (Sens picked him up and won 10 straight last year, he is huge, and mean).

    Bryan McCabe. (As much as I hate ex leafs. He’s not great , but still an upgrade over Spacek and Picard, and he has some size and a great shot). Florida will be shopping if out of it, and maybe even if still in it.

    Jason Arnott. (He may not want to come to Montreal, but Gomez/Gionta may be able to help).

    I’m not sure what PG will do, but whatever he does must include size and toughness

  29. avatar_58 says:

    Propose a solution that isn’t an “EA sports NHL” solution. He’s not going anywhere. No one wants him, the AHL is not the answer…..so what else?

  30. Rad says:

    LeClair could skate, hit, and score. He had one of the hardest, heaviest shots in the league. He was 6’3, 233 lbs, and impossible to move from the front of the net.  He scored 50 goals three straight years, played in the All-Star game for 5 straight years, and is in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. I don’t see any comparison whatsoever between John LeClair and Scott Gomez. Except in one sense: both were VERY BAD TRADES for Montreal.

    After watching Gomez play for a year and a half, I think the evidence is in. He is NOT a great player, nor is he a winner. He is an “average” player, quite replaceable. The New Jersey team that won the Stanley Cup had players like Scott Stevens, Martin Brodeur, Ken Daneyko, Scott Neidermayer, Jason Arnott, Patrik Elias, Peter Sykora, Claude Lemieux, and Jamie Langenbrunner. Gomez was hardly a key cog on that team. Gomez was a very bad signing by Glen Sather, but an even worse trade by Bob Gainey, who had had a chance to see what Gomez had done in New York — not much. Gainey was desperate for a center, and made another in a long line of very bad trades made by Montreal management over the years.

    As for PG having the “guts” to hold on to him, I doubt very much that any team in the NHL is willing to trade for him. I don’t think we could give him away. If we sent him to the minors, it is doubtful that any team would pick him up on re-entry waivers for even HALF his salary. 

  31. avatar_58 says:

    Nothing. NMC. 7mil. He’s a hab for the next few years, get used to it. So he either snaps out of it or Gauthier finds linemates that make him look better than he is.

  32. Eric37 says:

    Strictly out of curiosity and nothing else: 

    What can the Habs do with Gomez?  What are the buy out logistics?  Can they put him on waivers and send him to Hamilton? Is this a case where if he clears waivers then his salary is off the books?

    Again, just curious. The details of his contract are probably a mystery.

    E.

  33. Keith says:

    Don’t hurt the whales!

  34. twilighthours says:

    Rob, can you provide examples, with video if you can, when Neil backed down in the face of someone bigger?  

  35. twilighthours says:

    I don’t think the Habs need an enforcer, because games like that don’t happen in the playoffs.  But are you trying to tell me that a guy like Neil couldn’t make the Habs better?  I would love to see him with us.

  36. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    I like my Callaway Diablo. A lot cheaper too!

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  37. sidhu says:

    It’s my understanding that we can:

    1) Waive him, like Edmonton did with Souray.  If no one picks him up, he goes to Hamilton and his salary does not count against the cap, though we still have to pay his salary.  He could then go on re-entry waivers; if a team picks him up, we’d be on the hook for half of his salary in terms of the cap and paying his actual salary.

    2) Buy him out.  The savings/non-savings are shown here:
    http://www.capgeek.com/buyout_calculator.php?Player=624&buyout_y=2011&buyout_m=06&buyout_d=15&Calculate=

    3) Trade him.  He has a limited no trade-clause, under which he can identify three teams he would NOT accept a trade to.

  38. Hali_Hab says:

     i duno who we are going to trade with but as time goes one i am becoming increasingly frustrated with PG’

     

     

     

     

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

  39. Eric37 says:

    Wow. Thanks Sidhu! Much appreciated.

    After this season, depending on his performance, the front office should look into all three of these options.  Even the buyout scenario isn’t that bad, considering he has three more years at a cap hit of 7.

    Again, much appreciated.

    E.

  40. Habnofear says:

    With all due respect avatar I have too say BULLSHEIT! We can move Gomer and should for his career and our Habs …when it ‘s not meant too be it’s not meant to be ….

  41. smiler2729 says:

    FAN590 reporting Giguere’s getting the start in his hometown… man, we always get stoned by these french goalies visiting .

    I’m off for a Hockey Day in Canada exhibition game in Hillsburgh, we’re playing a team called the Canadians.

  42. Hali_Hab says:

     also has any one heard anything on the prospect of cammy playing tonight?

     

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

  43. Eric37 says:

    Definitely not meant to be.

    E.

  44. Bob_Sacamano says:

    Agreed. Redden, Huet, Souray, there are ways to get rid of crazy salaries, just like sidhu pointed out. There´s just no way we should keep a player who scores 10 goals and probably less than 40 points a season while using up more than 1/9th of our cap. Getting rid of his complete salary would give us tremendous options this summer.  

  45. mbplekfan says:

    If the leafs adopt the run PK through the boards tactics of Boston will MTL have an answer? I dont see it. Pouliot is tough but rarely fights, Pacioretty is big but hasnt mastered the art of hockey fighting.

    Moen is a middleweight at best. Ditto for Wiz.

    After that we have no other fighters or even people who can handle themselves in the rough going.

    I hope the Leafs do employ goon tactics tonight. It will force PG to get that fourth line tough guy that we are missing.

  46. HardHabits says:

    If anybody thinks Burke hasn’t watched the last Habs-Bruins game or the most recent edition of WWE on Ice they’re in for a rude awakening tonight. I just wonder who amongst Burke’s Team Truculent is going to sucker punch/cheap shot and potentially injure a Hab this evening. Time to get the bandages, ice packs and crutches ready.

  47. CHsam says:

    Been reading a lot about trading and deadline moves for tough guys….. and I must say, if we can get a player who has grit AND some skill- that`ll definately make our young ones better (Pax, PK, Eller, Pleks).

    I`ve refrained from bashing or defending Gomez… but I gotta say that NOW is that time for him to bring some clutch hockey. Too bad he ain`t a 6`2 power forward at 8 Mil per.

  48. avatar_58 says:

    All I know is I’m still annoyed they didn’t go after Byfuglien. He would ended the “too small” BS once and for all.

  49. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    how many times do we have to see it??… he should already be moving in that direction, asap… WHITE was a good callup… we need 2 more of that level or better, Fwd and Def.

     

  50. bolder says:

    An article from TSN using the counts remarks states that “the loss in boston was due to defensive errors (which is true) and that the habs dont need an enforcer”

    Larry Robinson busted Dave Schultz in the 70′s and it changed the culture of the habs which led to a sweep of the flyers

    Chris Nilan; how many battles with O’Reilly

    Shane Corson vs Cam Neely

    Some examples of the Stanley cup habs and how they dealt with the Goons!!

    The count does not support or protect his team, the hell with his passive attitude, the refs dont pitty him

     

  51. The Teacher says:

    Well, for all those yapping for years about the Bertuzzi punch on Moore. That one by the Islander player was a carbon copy of it. I am awaiting the year long suspension now. It DOES NOT MATTER if the injury is not the same. The whole incident was exactly the same except the end result.

  52. DearyLeary says:

    It’s one game… can people quit it with this enforcer garbage?

  53. mbplekfan says:

    It wont be BS when we start getting manhandled during the stretch run.

  54. Keith says:

    The BEST rivalry (The Best Gerry, The Best) imho has to be the Booins/Habs! And when Quebec gets back in the Nordiques. THAT was HUGE. Total and complete hatred on both sides. Remember Good Friday 1984? What a CRAZY game that was. The Boston game the other night brought back memories of that one. Habs/laffs? To me it just isn’t as big as the Tarranna media hypes it up to be.If the laffs try to run the Habs out of the Bell Centre, Habs HAVE to respond. These are the most important games, the Habs cannot afford to p*ss them away, and I would like to see us show up agaist this team. They always give us trouble, but I know the Habs will not give up. They have a no quit attitude. 4-2 Habs tonight. GO HABS GO!!!

     

  55. HardHabits says:

    Sit him out a game, or two. I’d like to see Gomez and AK46 both sit when healthy bodies return.

  56. Bob_Sacamano says:

    Then how did Chicago manage to get rid of Huet, the Rangers of Redden and the Oilers of Souray? Also all by EA Sports solutions, right? There are definitely ways and why would the AHL be no answer???

  57. Chuck says:

    It worked when he was ‘injured’ earlier in the season…

  58. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    uhhh, Boone, with all due respect… we are already in the same division as the Leafs. Meaning we already play them more than 4 times a year… six actually. Did you get clocked in the head by a Bruin as well? ;)

  59. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Agreed… I would like some serious body checkers for our 4th line and as a replacement for useless Spacek, and maybe a big goal scorer, but I really don’t care if they fight or not. That being said I still wouldn’t mind JF Jacques in the warming the press box only yo be un-caged for Flyers, Bruins, and Penguins games.

    Ideally, I want Umberger, Peckham, and Jacques. We have lots of young players and prosepects already in the system. We can part with some draft picks, especially this year. Give Columbus the 1st rounder and Edmonton the 2nd. And whatever else we need to convince them to take Spacek as well.

  60. sidhu says:

    I still think Clarkson is a great fit for the Habs, though others are suggesting Chris Neil.

    What about Mike Rupp, who skates 10 minutes a game, is huge, and can fight?  In addition, he’s won a Cup with NJ (with Gomez and Gionta) in 2003.

    Pittsburgh needs depth at center now that Malkin is out — I’d be fine with shipping Halpern (who is soft, though he wins draws and plays the PK) as part of a deal involving Rupp.  Maybe we could also get Tangradi, a budding power forward who played with PK in Belleville.

    If we are going to trade with Ottawa for a tough guy, I’d rather get Carkner since we need depth on D anyway.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz3j5KMe450

  61. Rad says:

    I have a winning formula for tonight’s game. If we can restrict Gomez to only -1, we can win the game! All Jacques Martin has to do is keep his TOI down to about 11. It’s easy Jacques … just look at the number on his uniform and repeat after me “11 TOI. 11 TOI.” Don’t let me down Jacques, I know you can do it !!

  62. Matt_in_TO says:

    I now know I’ll never be a customer of Dominion Lending Centres

     

    - In Price We Trust

  63. Ron says:

    What a surprise that pride leader cherry gave a good bit of praise White.

  64. sidhu says:

    White is a pretty well-spoken kid.  Solid game by him, I hope he stays with the big club.

  65. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Cherry praising White…..hell must have frozen over, there’s something I actually agree with

  66. sidhu says:

    These WHL boys sure do celebrate a lot after goals, wonder what Cherry thinks of that

  67. punkster says:

    Hey Steven. We won and like you wanted we clobbered those bums. So let’s be happy for a few hours :)

    ***Subbang!!!***

  68. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Sorry your team lost.

  69. gumper says:

    Ya gotta love how the young players are rapidly becoming he core of this team. Price, Subban, Poulliot, Weber, Desharnais, White, and yes, Eller. Makes you feel positive about the future for the first time in a while.

  70. Danno says:

    I knew this one was in the bag…

    http://blstb.msn.com/i/E5/29C29CF9119277D4C74CAF8431E830.jpg

     

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

  71. sidhu says:

    Defensemen have been much maligned the past three games, but they were all solid tonight

  72. habs001 says:

    solid game…decision time on eller…he is not even getting chances like he did in the first part of the season…if we get a nhl proven forward he will have to go to hamilton…white,pyatt,moen are not going to score so we cannot have the luxury of another none scorer like eller..he has no offensive confidence right now

  73. Keith says:

    Figures, CBC wouldn’t show Pricey and Subban’s low-five celebration, laff homer’s that they are.

     

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! SHUTOUT BABY!!! SO NICE TO BEAT THAT TEAM!!!

  74. Larry says:

    Healy was so sure Kessel would have a breakout game tonight. Nyet. Best part of the night for me. Second best, Price, after the anomaly in Boston was solid and confident. Way to go Carey.

  75. Danno says:

    Winning fixes everything!

    So glad DD got the 1st star. Shutout by Price. We move into fifth place ahead of the Caps. Leafs Suck.

    All is right in the universe again.

     

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

  76. Hali_Hab says:

     That was a big win and it was a solid game all around, big props to the young crew on this team. The thing that is concerning to me is that hit from behind on patches, it was right in front of the ref no call, you would think that with a few men on the shelf already the coach would let the ref’s have it. But  that apperently is not JM’s style. So that brings us to the point if the ref’s dont protect the players and the coaches dont protect them then obviously they need some one that will. I seriously cant believe that nothing was said about that hit..

     

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

  77. RGM says:

    Was Carey doing Jedi moves at the end there? LOL

    Go Habs Go!

  78. zak says:

    Brendan gallager 2 goals tonite

  79. Top Corner says:

    I feel GREAT again…..We played Our game!!!!

    DD has been incredible…..what a player !!!

    Ahhhh this feels FANTASTIC!!

  80. Clay4bc says:

    He was never a scorer – at any level of hockey. I can’t understand why people keep thinking he will suddenly change that. He is NOT a scorer, and will never be one. 10-15 goal a year guy, at best.

    __________________________

    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  81. Habnofear says:

    Nice win against ONE HORRABLE HOCKEY TEAM!

  82. Matt_in_TO says:

    Love Carey shoving Benny.  Glad to see how loose these guys are.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  83. HardHabits says:

    We all needed that.

    What a nice win after 3 losses. Still much work to do but so much promise for the upcoming years.

  84. OneTimer says:

    solid interview by White on CBC, really like the kid

  85. habs-hampton says:

    Unfortunately that was all on MaxPac. He turned at the last second.

  86. AH says:

    Cherry actually had praise for Habs player,miracles never cease!

  87. Hockey Socks says:

    David Desharnais is blowing me away.

  88. TorontoHabsFan says:

    People used to say the same thing about Pacioretty.

  89. punkster says:

    More bran in your diet.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  90. Richrebellion says:

    How do you expect the guy to score playing only 8 mins a game on a line with tom pyatt and jeff halpern? Not only that the guy is a natural centre and is playing the wing not easy to transition from one to the other. If you want offensive guys to score or help offensively then they need to play top 6 mins. Bottom line Martin can’t develop players, look at Pacioretty last year did nothing because he was like eller and now he sees pp time and top line mins and has been amazing! Same with pk started off the season playing less mins and sat in the press box and now because of injuries is playing top mins and has been stellar with 14pts in his last 17 games. 

    Its simple let a young talented player make mistakes but still get top mins and I can bet they will produce. And it doesn’t mean putting the guy on the top line for a game but actually letting him play there for a good 10. Also some pp time for eller wouldn’t hurt the guy has top 3 hands and vision on the team but yet sees less time on the pp than Darche. 

  91. andrewberkshire says:

    You’re right, but depending on age, so is Punkster.

  92. Clay4bc says:

    With all due respect, I don’t see this amazing talent. I see a decent, hard working player who will likely be a very good third line centre for years to come. Like I said, 10 – 15 goals a year. Maybe 20 in a good season. This makes him a good player, but not amazing by any stretch of the imagination. Realistic expectations are hard to come by on HIO, but I think this is a realistic expectation for Eller.

    __________________________

    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  93. Clay4bc says:

    WTF? What does this have to do with Halak? And from whense does your bitterness stem from?

    Listen man (or child, judging from your comments?)…I gave a realistic assesment of Eller. I like him as a player. I just don’t see him as a scorer. Sorry if you disagree, but a little politeness goes a long way.

    __________________________

    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  94. Clay4bc says:

    Who’s writing him off? I think a solid third line centre is valuable. Especially if he’s young and cheap. I agree that he needs time on the Bulldogs, and think he will be a good addition to the team when he matures. I just don’t see big goal production from him. Just a solid 2-way player. Which is a good thing.

    __________________________

    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  95. HardHabits says:

    I apologize. I thought you meant Patches.

    Nevertheless, even though Eller hasn’t shone yet in the NHL he has a major upside. You say he’s only worth 15 goals only? I see him getting better than that. Eller could use some time in Hamilton though. I’d give him few years before writing him off.

  96. HardHabits says:

    a smack habit is the ultimate pyramid scheme

    it’s sustainable via a circle of dependance

    but like all parasites it kills its host, unless the host can rid itself of the infection

    kind of like beating getting bitten by a zombie

  97. Mark C says:

    18 goals in 70 games on a bad AHL team as a 20 year old seems like a scorer to me (at least more than 10-15). DD wasn’t even in the AHL at that age. Maybe you’ll be right about Eller, but there is just no way to tell right now.

  98. HardHabits says:

    I disagree. He has 20+ goals written all over him and multiple years of it. He’s fast, he has hands, he’s big, he can pas and shoot. He recently scored a goal that was a carbon copy of Cammalerri’s on one knee one-timer.

    That play where he bounced the puck off the boards and drove the net with Gio cashing the rebound was a pure power move.

    How’s the Halak prognosis?

    You and ManApart should form a support group.

  99. punkster says:

    Trust me on this Andrew. More bran IS the answer.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  100. punkster says:

    My bran trumps your 42.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  101. punkster says:

    Hey, you can’t use “otherwise” twice in one sentence. That’s cheating.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  102. JD_ says:

    I don’t quite know but am prepared to fabricate somethin’ that sounds reasonable enough to lure a few unsuspectin’ individuals into a nefarious web of deceit that should otherwise finance an otherwise unsustainable smack habit.

  103. Richrebellion says:

    Its not about actually scoring goals but creating plays to score, the guy is a playmaker which with the right guy can be just as good as a goal scorer. The guy has amazing talent but it won’t come out when you see a shift every 5 min and have no1 to play with. 

  104. andrewberkshire says:

    What’s the answer to life, the world, and everything?

  105. OneTimer says:

    um, try to ambush some hobbits and eat them?

  106. gumper says:

    It’s so much tougher defending negativity that I’m surprised anybody bothers being negative.

  107. Former Jets Fan says:

    Pacioretty was never a real scorer at any level either, but a little physical and mental maturity, and suddenly he’s looking very productive. 

  108. TorontoHabsFan says:

    That’s easy. 42.

    :D

  109. Hali_Hab says:

      yes he did turn but that still does not make it acceptable to hit a guy from behind. its not like shen slowed down. He is a major cog in the wheel and the habs can not afford any more injurys, i was just in awwe of the lack of response espically from the coach ( keeping in mind i know what not to expect from Jm) but that in it self may be part of the problem. It’s benificial at times to get on the refs back espically for the protection and bennifit of your team.

     

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

  110. JD_ says:

    I don’t know, can you?

  111. PrimeTime says:

    what will the ManApart do until next loss??

  112. Da Hema says:

    What do you mean?

  113. Propwash says:

    Yip, feels good to burn da leafs.

  114. punkster says:

    Um, ahhh….Mr. Peters sir. Um, uhhhhh….can I go to the washroom?

    ***Subbang!!!***

  115. Shiloh says:

    It’s really great to see a guy like Weber getting experience – playing regular shifts at this level and not doing badly at all. He could really blossom next year. White is a keeper – maybe that means Tommy Pyatt isn’t long for the club. Pyatt isn’t the greatest player, but he workls hard every shift. Hamrlik makes so many quiet little smart plays – he’s been a good signing, and he’s had to play tons of minutes with Markov missing so much. Price’s save on the late re-direct was super. He’s into it so much more this year.

  116. Hockey Socks says:

    Looks like a wrist injury for Pacioretty.

  117. Rainrocket16 says:

    Great there goes Max!!

  118. Rainrocket16 says:

    Subbang!!!!!

  119. win4ce says:

    I have a bad feeling about Cheery tonight..

  120. topher5468 says:

    Healy, Im just wondering, which Canadien has been fighting for Subban, please tell me that you a hole

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

  121. psyko514 says:

    Hammer already has 3 SOG.

  122. Keith says:

    I like it! Plek giving Celine Dion Phaneuf the business!

  123. sidhu says:

    Pleks and Max Power are magic — it’s too bad that PG/JM can’t realize that Eller can benefit from AHL seasoning the same way that Max Power did.

  124. Chuck says:

    That’s an incredible stat: 80 games since a Leafs defenseman has scored a PPG.

  125. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Tomas Kaberle: 12 years of not shooting when he probably should.

  126. Shiloh says:

    Very chintzy penalty.

  127. Keith says:

    Good kill guys!

  128. Shiloh says:

    AK is dangerous – when he plays with Pleks.

  129. Thomas says:

    Listen, i’m not trying to fight here with you.  We both support the same team, at least I think we do.  I don’t know where your assessment of the basis of my life came from, but meh, what the hell eh, might as well make a pointless statement like that to try and make your point….(i think)

    Give peace a chance will ya.  How about supporting our team, and not nit picking every little thing.  They’re not perfect, they’re gonna make mistakes.

  130. EricInStL says:

    You don’t need to be an enforcer to stop one of your teamates from getting hammered.

    Stopping pucks, there were 53 econds left, for crying out loud, the game was OVER.

    I don’t base my life on the fate of a professional team. If you do, then whatever works I guess.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill I am not a fan…..

  131. Thomas says:

    Ya, I guess Spacek forgot that his role as an enforcer on this team right?  What was Spacek supposed to do, skate in and stop the fight mid-punch?  Gimme a break.

    As for Price skating in, yes, I would love to see him come in, get all worked up fighting people instead of focusing on stopping pucks.  I’d love to see him get punched in the face an break his orbital like ole glass bones dipietro.  I wonder if martin had anything to do with price staying in his net.

    I appreciate the acknowledgement of being fantastic, makes me feel are warm an fuzzy inside, thanks bud.  

    Habs are up 2-0, hop on board, support this team why don’t ya

  132. EricInStL says:

    I wrote a conditional statement, If you do.

    Look I used to be a Habs freak, said things like we played great tonight etc. Then realized it’s beyond dumb.

    So now I am an observer of the “sport”. Hcokey s a sport when played be unpaid players. Once you get paid, it’s entertainment.

    I just want management to protect them and give them a fighting chance to win.

    If they don’t do it, then why should I care. Sorry for not writng back, but I was watching Two and a half men. Now that’s entertainment….

    Have a good one, no ill will. I would just refrain from using the word dummy. It served no purpose actually.

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”–Winston Churchill I am not a fan…..

  133. sidhu says:

    Good for Subban — he had some big misses, was really going for the KO there

  134. Shiloh says:

    PK wins handily – but he’s gone for 5 minutes. Numbnuts Cole thought he saw Lupul landing a big one. Why can’t one (just one!) of the CBC announcers not be a Hab-hater?

  135. Chuck says:

    And so what if you don’t?

  136. Ian Cobb says:

    Wow, big George Laraque back in town.!

  137. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    I asked myself the same question….quality TV right here.

     

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  138. Keith says:

    What are these clowns doing?

  139. EricInStL says:

    yeah Spacek really had Pyatt back against Boston, when he could have jumped in but I guess he was “held” by Thomas. Also where was Price ? He should have skated all the way in.

    The Islanders showed the Canadiens how to do it. Let’s see if they will do it.

    You know what’s a dumb thing Thomas, hearing my words on this site. Amazing dude. Your fantastic.

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

  140. RGM says:

    Same empire, but in all likelihood the games would be on CTV.

    Go Habs Go!

  141. VancouverHab says:

    That’s classic CBC: it’s been that gloriously amateurish and unpolished since day one — that’s our TV: love it or bugger off to slick corporate American productions.

    PS: Mssrs Boone and Hickey–I know it’s supposed to be funny, but comparing (even jocosely) Gomez to a torture-state dictator says more about your state of mind that Gomez’s state of play.

    (IMHO….)

  142. Thomas says:

    hahaha, are you serious!?  Gotta be among the dumbest things i’ve heard so far on this site.  Have another drink there dummy

  143. RGM says:

    Really inappropriate historical comment could go here.

    Go Habs Go!

  144. D Alcorn says:

    Healy commented that Lupul was ‘upset’ because PK starting throwin’em right away.  WTF, do they follow a script down near Hollywood ?  Back to RDS for me …

     

    ALWAYS Habs – D Mex

  145. Mike Boone says:

    Hear, hear!

  146. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    I’m pretty sure any real pioneer wouldn’t be caught dead wearing what Ron has on

  147. SeriousFan09 says:

    TSN taking away primary broadcasting rights for hockey in Canada can’t happen fast enough.

     

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

  148. EricInStL says:

    It’s a sign that you care that your teamate fought and you appreciate it.

    My thing is that I strongly suspect the players don’t like Subban, just like they didn’t like Price when he came in.

    It doesn’t matter as this team is not a team. I don’t see anyone having anyones back.

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

  149. RGM says:

    “So…playing a little dressup?”

    “Yeah.”

    “Yeah….it’s fun to pretend. OK I’m just going to go out in the hallway and throw up about something else.”

    Go Habs Go!

  150. joeybarrie says:

    Are they ever making me laugh… AT THEM…

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

  151. sidhu says:

    Are MacLean and Cherry really trying to act?  This is worse than Gigli.  Yeah, I said it, worse than Gigli.

  152. joeybarrie says:

    WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING ON COACHES CORNER OR WHATEVER THEY ARE CALLING IT TODAY…..?

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

  153. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bent over backwards for whatever the decaying mind of Dan Chorra insists is important.

     

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

  154. JasonM says:

    What… am I watching on CBC?

  155. Chuck says:

    Three highlights, two fights. I guess we know where the CBC stands.

  156. EricInStL says:

    Not a rule, but you see it quite often.

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

  157. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    Love how Cherry only talks about Lupul in the fight… idiot….I wish my husband would learn french so I wouldn’t have to watch this drivel.

     

     

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  158. HFX-HabFan says:

    It’s funny because it’s true.

  159. Chuck says:

    Don’t know if I agree with Subban getting into a fight with the lowly Leafs. We’re already short on defense, and don’t need him injured while boxing a guy whose team won’t make the playoffs.

  160. SUMO says:

    Giguere looks shakey. Lots of rebounds and poor puck-tracking. Get guys going to the net.

  161. Chuck says:

    I didn’t realize that was a rule.

  162. Keith says:

    Gonna try that sh*t eh laffs? BRING IT ON BITCH! GO HABS GO!!!

  163. EricInStL says:

    Is it me or did nobody from the bench tap their sticks on the boards after the Subban-Lupul fight ?

    I didn’t see any.

    If so, FU POS players. If not then never mind.

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

  164. king ddd says:

    talk about a player ruininghis career. phaneuf was awesome first 3 years of his career, 20 gaols, 17 goals, monstrous hits, futur flames captain, a locked in the canadian olympic team.. then all of a sudden hes become like mike komisarek

    ** Buck Fruins **

  165. Keith says:

    GD dirty piece of SH*t laff Puke Shitt hit from behind and no call!

  166. king ddd says:

    stupid cbc, not only was that hit on pax dirty but they are praising the luke schenn for doing it

     

    ** Buck Fruins **

  167. SeriousFan09 says:

    League is such a joke, Pacioretty clearly hit from behind and no whistle and now he’s gone to the room.

     

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

  168. christophor says:

    Wiz should challenge Schenn

  169. Matt_in_TO says:

    I still don’t get why Schenn didn’t get 2 for that hit

     

    - In Price We Trust

  170. MICP says:

    ill say fx and out 6 weeks.

    why not.

  171. Keith says:

    CAREY BABY!!!!

  172. joeybarrie says:

    HA HA HA HA HA H AHHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA

    BYE BYE…….

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

  173. joeybarrie says:

    FINISH IT WITH 4 BOYS……….

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

  174. Keith says:

    laffs getting unravelled! Love it!

  175. HFX-HabFan says:

    Boyce = fail.  This is what happens when your player development sucks.  You end up with these kind of clowns taking a regular shift in the NHL.

  176. MathMan says:

    Kessel is a good player. Not two lottery picks good but one lottery pick good. One bad offensive season playing with exactly nobody worth a darn doesn’t change that.

    He’s a 30-goal, 65-point kind of guy, and that is pretty good, especially at his age.

    Phaneuf, though, is one of the most overrated players in the league. He may be outright worse than Ian White.

  177. RGM says:

    Shouldn’t that be a misconduct for that outright stupidity? Seriously!

    Go Habs Go!

  178. dryden291 says:

    I don’t know….but it seems to me that the Leafs have two of the league’s biggest under-achievers in Phaneuf and Kessel…..hard to build around those two….way to go Burke.

  179. andrewberkshire says:

    Exactly, I hate them too, but Schenn is just a damn hard hitter. I’ll be really bummed if Pacioretty is injured, but that was his fault.

  180. smiler2729 says:

    I bet if it were a Leaf goalie pitching a shutout, the CBC dumbasses would adhere to the strict superstition of not mentioning it… Healy’s been babbling about it for the last 5 minutes!

  181. Bill says:

    Think these two corksuckers could say “shutout” a few more times?? Max Pac noooo …

  182. HFX-HabFan says:

    Wilson thinking that his totally inept team is suddenly going to find it in them to pot three in a few minutes?

    I hope Price scores!

  183. RGM says:

    Please trade Kostitsyn. Please.

    Go Habs Go!

  184. joeybarrie says:

    GREAT SAVE PRICEY……..

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

  185. Hockey Socks says:

    That’s what I loved Carbo for. He always gave it to the refs.

  186. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Very quietly, Roman Hamrlik is putting up a very nice season offensively. He now has 24 pts. Last year he had 26.

  187. Rainrocket16 says:

    Players must stop turning their backs to oncoming defenders!

  188. Habhopeful says:

    i think that was a split second turnaround by max unfortaunatley, god it would impact our team most if we lose max pac

     

     

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

  189. joeybarrie says:

    I HATE the Leafs. And all who currently play for them. But Schenn isnt dirty, and that hit didn’t deserve a penalty. Your exactly right….

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

  190. Shiloh says:

    Hamrlik plays so smart.

  191. RGM says:

    3P Break:Has Kaberle touched the puck tonight? And they want a first-rounder??”

    He passed a whole bunch of times.

    Go Habs Go!

  192. PrimeTime says:

    How does Toronto have any fans left?? What a mess and Burke in 3 years has done nothing to make it better

  193. king ddd says:

    this is when jM should jump on the bench and give an earful to the zebras just like ruff

     

    ** Buck Fruins **

  194. sidhu says:

    White, take on Schenn to avenge the Max Power hit from behind

  195. RGM says:

    “He’s the best in the NHL…no defenceman hits more than Luke Schenn.”

    I don’t think there’s a correlation between quantity and quality, but whatever Healy. Go dream about meeting Mike Palmateer and Alan Bester.

    Go Habs Go!

  196. andrewberkshire says:

    Come on guys, Pacioretty turned into the boards at the last second. It was a hard hit, but it wasn’t a dirty one. Pacioretty did that to himself.

  197. Exit716 says:

    I met Allen Bester’s dad at the midget tournament in my hometown in 1980. God he was a stunning goalie at the midget level.

  198. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Awesome, the future looks bright.

  199. Mark C says:

    Both were great goals too. The first he walked the goal line and beat the goalie with a nice move, and the second was on a nice deflection.  Was real impressed with his drive to the net, he has no hesitation in going to the dirty areas.  

  200. SeriousFan09 says:

    Guess who’s put the VAN Giants on top for their Hockey Day in Canada Game? That’s right, RW Brendan Gallagher has a pair tonight including the GWG, 38 goals on his season, 3 away from matching last season’s output.

     

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

  201. HFX-HabFan says:

    Seriously, the dude should have been put out to pasture a decade ago.

  202. Displaced says:

    Fans are happy with Price and quickly souring on Halak.  PG can demote Eller without taking flak for the trade.  Eller hasn’t developed this year and DD is passing him on the depth chart. 

    Who’s leg do I have to hump to get a dry martini around here?

  203. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

     

    Is it just me or did that hit on Patches look dirty?

     

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  204. Keith says:

    Great minds think alike.  ))

  205. OneTimer says:

    haha, no, but seriously

  206. AH says:

    The “Rack” is playing great! he’s our #2 center right now.

  207. OneTimer says:

    gomez, not enough grit in front of the net… :(

  208. punkster says:

    Schenn needs to be hurt.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  209. Chuck says:

    Kostitsyn gets a penalty… but that shot against pacioretty isn’t called?

  210. Habhopeful says:

    Martin Desharnais!!

     

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

  211. Shiloh says:

    If this is what some good ice time in Hamilton does, then Eller needs to go there and play a lot. Six weeks and then we bring him back.

  212. smiler2729 says:

    He got loaded in Boston with family and old friends, still shakin’ off THE HANGOVER

  213. habs001 says:

    dd best game..looks like he is starting to show that he can be an impact point producing forward…

  214. Keith says:

    That line has been dynamite tonight!

  215. JasonM says:

    Everyone who’s number starts with 5 is Pouliot on the Montreal Canadiens according to Cole.

  216. shootdapuck says:

    If JM continues to bench players taking penalties the short bench will be even shorter!

     

    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  217. Rainrocket16 says:

    That penalty was not Ellers fault

  218. smiler2729 says:

    That farmer Phaneuf just bugs me… Burke overrates all these players in bleu et blanc.

  219. alfieturcotte says:

    Appears to be some decent chemistry between Gomez and DD.  Perhaps they should be paired together on even strength…..

  220. sidhu says:

    He should get the blue tuuk holders on his skates like DiPietro, Lebeau, and Carbo used to wear

  221. OneTimer says:

    hey dudes, what’s the story on Gill…is he out long-term?

  222. SUMO says:

    time for cherry’s nap.

  223. SeriousFan09 says:

    Eller to HAM when Cammy is back I guess.

     

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

  224. Propwash says:

    If I recall correctly, Desharnais was told to get an appartment in town several weeks ago.

  225. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    DD reminds me a little of DiPietro, I bet he’s got a couple big game winning playoff goals in him somewhere.

  226. sidhu says:

    Poor Eller, covering for the D and getting called.

    Let him develop in Hamilton!  Look at what it has done for Max Power, DD, White, Subban, Price, etc.

  227. Keith says:

    And another chintzy call.

  228. Chuck says:

    Another chinzy call.

  229. Habnofear says:

    The laughs have been Deharnaised !!!

  230. JasonM says:

    The Eller experiment is getting more dim as every game goes by. Unlike Webber and Subban, he’s not improving at all sadly. I do see the potential though but some AHL would do him some good.

  231. Displaced says:

    Yep. 

    Who’s leg do I have to hump to get a dry martini around here?

  232. Danno says:

    Desharnais is a keeper

     

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

  233. OneTimer says:

    I think management sees it too, hopefully he’ll pull a pacioretty next season

  234. dhenry1234 says:

    I disagree. I think Eller will do so/so this year but next year he will be far better. Similar to how Stamkos developed. He played a full year in the nhl and did so/so then came out killing it the season after.

  235. andrewberkshire says:

    Desharnais is brilliant with the puck. So glad the Habs kept this kid in their system.

  236. king ddd says:

    he also called pax pouliot and vice versa,and also dd, webber

     

    ** Buck Fruins **

  237. HFX-HabFan says:

    Bob Cole definitely just called Wiz “Subban”.

    How is this possible?

  238. Matt_in_TO says:

    He’s old, senile, blind….

     

    - In Price We Trust

  239. Chuck says:

    Well, you were almost right…    :)

  240. Rainrocket16 says:

    LMAO!!

  241. PeterD says:

    Agreed. I just want PK to really establish himself as the premier D-man he is and become even better as he matures into the league and his role on the team. He could be an All-Star for many years as long as he stays healthy.
    I see all the cheap shots being delat out recently, hits from behind, high head shot hits, elbows to the neck etc. And these are to some decent players that are not known to be pests…but in PK’s caasae I think ever since that dick Mike Richards mouthed off about him and Don Cherry made his comments, it seems every players go looking to run PK and cheap shot him.
    One or two good fights with a couple of heavy weights and then things should quiet things down for him, I hope.

  242. christophor says:

    It would be incredibly devistating. I’m also worried that if this doesn’t change, PK will develop some bad habits in his game to defend himself. Chelios did it. You said it, the focus this guy gets is unreal. 

    It would be nice for him to square off with 2 or three relatively good fighters and do some damage or at least hold his own. Maybe that will settle things down.

    edit: However, if people think he’s punching too early in these proposed fight, and whether you agree about it or not, they’ll do more damage for his reputation than good. 

    edit2: Also, take a look at TSN’s site. One of the big stories is Subban’s early punching and Lupul’s reaction (a reaction I don’t think is that bad: Lupul said he didn’t like it but after hearing Subban’s name so often is beginning to wonder if he should get the benefit of the doubt – reasonable)

  243. kempie says:

    How bad does it have to be that you’re sitting next to Don Cherry and people are asking what the hell is that thing you’re wearing?

  244. Landof10000lakesHab says:

    You forgot the $7M man – Gomez is not going anywhere.

    Habs will likley not sign Halpern next year. Enqvist has been groomed for this spot.

  245. Da Hema says:

    Then Subban may have to get a kind of Chelios nastiness to him. I remember when Chelios first came up with Montreal. Other teams knew how special he was and ran him hard–the Bruins and Flyers went for his knees. Chelios became a dirty player after that–but out of necessity. Chelios wasn’t a great fighter, but he was one of the strongest players in the league and he had no reservations about injuring opponents. Subban may have to adopt that attitude if our opponents escalate further with Subban. If it’s a choice between Subban getting a career-ending hit versus Subban dishing out a career-ending hit, I’ll take the latter.

  246. Shiloh says:

    I really believe we’ll buy him out or waive him. Good point about Enqvist, but Halpern is a bargain cap-wise.

  247. PeterD says:

    Good game and always fun to smack the Leafs.

    Loved DD, Pouliot, White…what a great 2nd line…noticed they played more even strength minutes that the Gomez line…so I make them line #2 and Gomez Line #3…make lots of sense to me.

    Love that PK went toe to toe with Lupol when he was getting in his face tonight…would like to see him step up like that a few more times to establish a rep for backing his agitation with toughness.

    Great to see DD get first star tonight…well deserved…and nice to see Gallagher get first star in his game as well.

    Hope Patches is OK…he’s tough but looked like was favouring his shoulder when he went to the room.  Hope the league looks at that cheap shot from behind and deals with Shenn for that.

     

  248. twocents says:

    It’s starting to look like the future is now.

  249. habs-hampton says:

    No question. It would be great for his development.

  250. christophor says:

    There’s one pissed off. 

    Dump on him I never have. And neither do most here.

  251. christophor says:

    Thanks for the level-headed comment. 

    However, it seems to me he’s a tad early in 3 of those clips.

    The one from Hamilton, I think is a tougher one because it matters how much he’s aware of the opposing player being held. Really, I could scrap that one. But the other 3, which is basically all his fighting in the NHL, look like he’s punching early. 

    Against Lupul, Subban hit him while he was taking off his helmet. I didn’t like that. That’s the worst of the 3.

    Against Sutherby, he didn’t take the challenge, then leaped at him to get the early advantage. 

    The Bogisian one is sort of the same. He’s being challenged and is turning it down. I think that’s fine because sometimes fighting doesn’t make sense. But if you change your mind, you don’t try to get a jump. You accept the challenge and then fight. You shouldn’t let your opponent know you’ve accepted the challenge with a fist. 

    I don’t think that any but the Lupul one are clear cases. Hopefully it’s nothing. But I find it hard not to worry about the others in light of his fight with Lupul tonight.

    Also, I love the kid. Such a breath of fresh air. I feel sorry for the ridiculous spotlight he’s been under outside Montreal and am glad we pretty much all support him here. I’ve already got a decent amount of PK memoribilia. 

  252. punkster says:

    Yep, the kids are alright…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afam2nIae4o

    ***Subbang!!!***

  253. christophor says:

    I hate this idea that you have to accept every challenge to a fight. When you’re one of the best guys on the ice, why would you drop the gloves, especially if the other guy might take a penalty? It’s tough to play the role you mention though becuase your name gets dragged through the mud in the media even though the only thing you did was not act like a caveman.

  254. PeterD says:

    I agree with you guys on the no fighting thing.  My preference is that there would be no need for Subban to fight, but just play the game hard the way he is…unfortunately I am really worried for him.

    He plays a skilled, hard, aggitators role and this is working, he really gets under the oppositions skin.  That, brings pout hte goon in the other players and they try and do take liberties with him.  I have never seen players go after one single player this much before and I am afraid that in oder for it to stop, PK needs to step up and pound the snot out a few faces to send the message that he is not going to be chipped, slashed, punched, and cross checked without some retaliation.

    We don’t need an enforcer to protect him because PK is a pretty big guy and seems to be capable of fighting at or above his weight.  When Larry Robinson was young he had to step up and fight a few tough guys in order to carve out some respect and playing space for himeself and he bacame very dominant in his time…in fact coaches use to tell their palyers to not hit Robinson because then you would wake him up and he would have a dynamite game and beat you any way he wanted.

    I liked Desjardins, but I think PK is better and has more upside we haven’t even seen yet…but he has to protect himself or some goon in Philly, Boston, or some other low rent team is going to hurt him bad…I that would be devastating for us all.

  255. Da Hema says:

    I’d prefer he not fight at all but instead play physical and goad other teams into taking penalties–especially given our current group of defencemen. I like him too. Subban is easily the best overall defence prospect we have had since Eric Desjardins.

  256. StevieRay says:

    He never carried the puck he took a good pass ..gave a good pass ..DD finished it ! DD our new 2nd line center !

  257. twocents says:

    Okay, how about, the kids are really stepping up?

  258. vic says:

    Who do we have who can carry the puck up the ice like Gomez and put the the puck on DDs stik like he did?

  259. PeterD says:

    I’m not pissed off at all…in fact I don’t understand your perspective or comment.

    Pk does in those 4 fights, exactly what he should do…get off the first punches as soon as he is squared off with the other player.

    In all 4 clips you posted both players were squared up and agreed they were going to fight, gloves off, etc.  Why in any world would one fighter stand there and wait for the other guy to it him first before he throws down?

    Good to see PK stepping up and going for it…

  260. punkster says:

    I’m just not sure I want Nina Hagan singing it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDt-_ihXqy8&feature=related

    ***Subbang!!!***

  261. habs-hampton says:

    Man oh Man!

    He gets dumped when he doesn’t fight, he gets dumped on when he does fight.

    Give it a rest!

  262. ESundy36 says:

    Pretty sure I heard Friedman say at one point tonight that he was told to find a place because he’s here for the remainder of the season.

  263. habitual says:

    Quip of the year, if not the decade goes to Mike Boone:

    Ron MacLean:

    Wearing a Bay blanket. Sadly, no smallpox

    Way to go Boone:  If you were a surgeon, you just eviscerated him!

  264. punkster says:

    But at least DD has a pair.

    (Couldn’t resist)

    ***Subbang!!!***

  265. Da Hema says:

    You are not the only one who noticed that.

  266. christophor says:

    I think he’ll suit up one more year and then they’ll try to dump him to a team needing to hit cap floor, since his salary is lower than his cap hit for his last two years.

  267. christophor says:

    This is going to piss some people off, but I’m trying to put my PK love aside and decide whether he has a tendency to throw the first punch too quickly/when the player isn’t ready, a la Avery.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIkot0hZmIA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfwRUtk1hfo&feature=relmfu

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GoVRb6tBWw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJsL3v0ku0c&feature=related

     

  268. Keith says:

    I like that! DDwill work his balls off to stay with the big club.

  269. HardHabits says:

    Maybe send Gomez to Hamilton so that he can tear it up in the AHL and gain some confidence, just in time for the play-offs.

  270. PeterD says:

    Unfortunately Gomez won’t even work up a sweat…

  271. Wayne says:

    Hockey Day in Canada 2015:

     

    Habs – Nords

    Sens – Leafs

    Flames – Oilers

    Nucks – Jets

  272. Shiloh says:

    Look what the time in Hamilton has done for our call-ups. It couldn’t hurt him. Give him about 6 weeks playing centre down there for 20 minutes a game. Bring him back the last couple of weeks of the season. Next year our centres could be Pleks, Desharnais, Eller and Halpern - not bad at all. 

  273. gumper says:

    I’m beginning to be swayed by the “Eller to Hamilton” faction. He’s not hurting the team here, I believe, but he’s not adding a whole lot either. Considering the Dogs are 4 and 6 in their last 10, it seems we’ve pretty much drained the well in Hamilton. If Eller went down he’d likely be a difference maker. Getting back the scoring touch and the confidence in time for the playoffs might be just the ticket. We need to get Darche and/or Cammalleri back first though.

  274. Danno says:

    That was lame

     

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

  275. DrA says:

    Back to the future:  the NHL Far West! Good grief!

  276. Chris says:

    It really doesn’t have any effect, so you can say it all you want.

    I loved a few years ago Pierre McGuire trying to jump down Gord Miller’s throat for saying shutout just before it got broken up. Miller’s response was essentially that what he says in the broadcast booth has absolutely no effect on what happens on the ice, so he wouldn’t lose any sleep.

  277. Bill says:

    Think these two corksuckers could say “shutout” a few more times?? Max Pac noooo …

  278. sidhu says:

    Good on JM to put the DD-Benny-White line out there at the end

  279. Chuck says:

    I doubt that the team or Carey were sweating about his performance in that game. Hell, the guy with the best state in the league was scored on 6 times.

    If they were that worried about Price’s mojo, they would have started him against the Islanders.

  280. Clay4bc says:

    I know Carey didn’t have to be spectacular, but that was a big shut-out for him. He needed to respond to letting in 8 goals in his last start. Great message sent by him and the team, despite so many injured. I hope Max Pac is OK…

    __________________________

    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  281. HFX-HabFan says:

    That was probably Price’s easiest shutout of the season, but he was still very deserving.

  282. PeterD says:

    AK-Gomez-Moen = new 4th line

  283. HabmanSanDiego says:

    THANKS!!

  284. TorontoHabsFan says:

    The only thing that was missing from Hamrlik’s denial of Kessel was a Mutumbo finger wag!

    “Not in My House!”

  285. Rudy says:

    Go the NHL channel. It’s not on the Center Ice channels but id on the NHL US Network

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

  286. Exit716 says:

    Try NHL.com, I think you can register for free for a week for their live feeds.

     

  287. SeriousFan09 says:

    http://www.atdhenet.tv

     

     

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

  288. HabmanSanDiego says:

    Help.. NHL Center Ice is not carrying the game. I don’t get NHL Network, and the FEDS have blocked atdhe.net.

     

    Anyone know a URL I can see the game on ??

    PLEASE!

  289. Mike Boone says:

    Thanks. I got a million of ‘em.

  290. HardHabits says:

    whoaaaa, that’s harsh….. and so true

  291. Keith says:

    Lucky laffs. We’re gonna pop one. I can feel it.

  292. Da Hema says:

    Wizniewski looks dreadful–but at least his rocket hit a Leaf this time and not one of his own teammates.

  293. Matt_in_TO says:

    I’d say he’s on the third line

     

    - In Price We Trust

  294. HardHabits says:

    I was thinking the same thing.

    Wiz needs work. He has raw potential. I hope he signs for 2 years 3.5 per. But he needs work.

  295. HardHabits says:

    Gomez supporter!!

  296. MICP says:

    pk is a cowboy fan, maybe thay is why he plays like tony romo.

  297. Josh says:

    lol at Moen being back in the top six.

  298. Exit716 says:

    Boone’s Ron MacLean comment on the Hudson Bay coat is an all time classic.

  299. HFX-HabFan says:

    Fourth line draws a penalty, nice.

  300. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Wow, one of the Leafs didn’t take a run at one of the kids as they skated by, I’m impressed.

  301. Habhopeful says:

    Better question, at the moment…Recchi or Selanne?

    Edit: scratch that, I should have known…

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

    ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  302. Landof10000lakesHab says:

    He was great in the early years and a foil to Don Cherry. Unfortunately, at some point he realized that DC was his meal-ticket to continued success. I now consider Ron MacLean somewhat bent, but not completly broken.

  303. andrewberkshire says:

    I also think it’s Lidstrom because of how well he controls the game, however I think there’s more age showing in him this year than there is in Selanne. Teemu constantly blows my mind with how effective he is, and I’m so glad I drafted him in 3 pools.

  304. Da Hema says:

    Very savvy player.

  305. sidhu says:

    Maybe we can trade AK46 for one of those kids — the kids may know how to pass and hit the net.

  306. Danno says:

    Charles Prevost Linton. A class act. The best in the business. That is all

     

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

  307. christophor says:

    Pat Hickey, oh snap!

  308. HFX-HabFan says:

    Bob Cole tonight.  Ugh.

  309. Chuck says:

    Smart kids. Not one went to stand next to a Leaf.  ;)

  310. Keith says:

    Haven’t heard Gaslight, but Brothers is great.

  311. SeriousFan09 says:

    Lidstrom, still running the Detroit D at his age, just incredible.

     

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

  312. Habnofear says:

    Cherry getting real old so leave him alone ….

  313. Da Hema says:

    Maclean is a good host. But even a diamond looks like sh*t in a cesspool. In other words, it’s his colleagues that are dragging down HNIC.

  314. Keith says:

    The right-winger coming in with his stormtroopers.

  315. topher5468 says:

    Cherry, ”  No I cant kid, I got to go on television” he’s like a damn rock star, 

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

  316. SeriousFan09 says:

    He used to be a lot better, but he let himself get pushed into being Don’s babysitter and has just given up over the years.

     

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

  317. Habhopeful says:

    Id say Lidstrom, He’s more of an anchor for Detroits defense…Selanne, at his age, is amazing as well, but he’s more of a “piece” of the Anaheim puzzle…

     

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

  318. ZepFan2 says:

    I used to like him. Then he became Cherry’s lap dog.

    ———————————————————————— “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.” ~Serge Savard~

  319. RJB says:

    I think I’m a part of a small group on here that actually enjoys Ron Maclean 

    “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

  320. Habnofear says:

    Close but no cigar;)

  321. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Two things from the pre-game:

    1) My god, does Brendan Gallagher sound like he’s in Jr High or what?

    2) Like you as an MP, love you as an author and adore you as a goalie…but man alive Ken Dryden, are you even capable of verbally filtering yourself or do you just open your mouth and let ‘er rip?

  322. andrewberkshire says:

    Who’s better right now at 40, Lidstrom or Selanne?

  323. Robert L says:

    The Keyes are great. Can’t decide what was the better disc; their Brothers CD or the Gaslight Anthem’s American Slang.

  324. sidhu says:

    I have a feeling Ryan White is going to ring someone’s bell tonight in a 1st period fight.

  325. punkster says:

    We’re gonna clobber those bums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ***Subbang!!!***

  326. Da Hema says:

    Quinn, Burke, Mclean, Cherry….c’est du pareil au même.

  327. Habnofear says:

    So being one of the biggest pessimist on this site, the last couple of games have been rough. Even I could use-need someone to say “We’re going to clobber these bums” and “Go Habs Go!”…ANYONE???

  328. Caper says:

    I stand corrected. Maclean.

  329. Keith says:

    The Black Keys are awesome man! Blues breaking out in the mainstream! LOVE IT!!!

  330. sidhu says:

    Whoops, it was Pat Quinn — I get the Tarana guys confused sometimes.

  331. sidhu says:

    What the &%@#*%& is Ron MacLean wearing.  Who is the bigger dufus, MacLean or Brian Burke sitting next to him.

  332. punkster says:

    It’s not Burke.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  333. Caper says:

    Hudson Bay coat. Popular in the 70′s. I recall women wearing it though. Perhaps some more of the older guys can confirm.

  334. Da Hema says:

    You are the biggest something on this site to be sure, but it isn’t a pessimist.

  335. ZepFan2 says:
    Ron MacLean:

    Wearing a Bay blanket. Sadly, no smallpox

    Yikes!

    ———————————————————————— “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.” ~Serge Savard~

  336. andrewberkshire says:

    He’s a gutless yes man unless he’s interviewing Gary Bettman, at which time he turns into a fake hard hitting journalist who gets his ass handed to him by someone way smarter than he is.

  337. sidhu says:

    I agree about Gallagher — maybe he’ll be more intimidating once he hits puberty

    What did Dryden say?

  338. Keith says:

    LOL! My thoughts exactly!

  339. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Oh he didn’t say anything much…he just said so much of it :)

  340. TorontoHabsFan says:

    In my more charitable moments I give Cherry a pass…he’s obviously becoming senile (at best…). But MacLean has changed in recent years – he’s become much more of an advocate for the Cherry-Millbury school of hockey.

  341. topher5468 says:

    Cole , Galley and Healy, MUTE

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

  342. sidhu says:

    Are the fans chanting VEE-SAA again?  He’s not in net!

  343. Keith says:

    Let’s pound these punks! Come on Habs!

  344. Josh says:

    We’ll see at the end of the game when he has around 17 minutes of ice time.

  345. RGM says:

    I hate CBC. Let’s show the losers walking back to their loser dressing room instead of the winners celebrating.

    Go Habs Go!

  346. MICP says:

    Nice bounce back game for Price.  Lets just prat Max is okay.

  347. Danno says:

    What was Price’s celebration move at the end? He was pointing his stick up in the air all over the place.

     

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

  348. Shiloh says:

    That’s what I thought, but my son said that the Laffs flipped the puck high down the ice as the game ended and that Price was trying to bat it down.

  349. RGM says:

    I think he was being a Jedi.

    Go Habs Go!

  350. DearyLeary says:

    Someone flipped the puck towards the net and he treid to knock it out of the air/away from the net.

  351. joeybarrie says:

    SHUT OUT SHUT OUT SHUT OUT,……. SHUT OUT…….. SHUT OUT

    SHUT OUT SHUT OUT SHUT OUT…….. SHUT OUT SHUT OUT………….

     

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

  352. JasonM says:

    This game made me feel good.

  353. Propwash says:

    SHUTOUT!!!!!!

  354. larisalapointe says:

    SHUTOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again!

  355. DearyLeary says:

    If you want to satiate your bloodlust watch the Strikeforce HW tournament tonight, I know I will.  If you want to watch a hockey game, feel free to tune in tonight. 

    Although, I am worried the Laughs want to get in on the act and try to hurt people. 

  356. HabFanSince72 says:

    Probably not but then again neither did we.

     

  357. Josh says:

    Really? What happened to Lucic?

  358. DearyLeary says:

    And people should be bombarding the league with complaints about that.  That wasn’t a hockey game, and it wasn’t entertaining.  After we tied it up 3-3 I just got bored, I could barely watch anymore.  I didn’t get excited when we brought it back, and I didn’t get mad when the Bruins scored.  

    It was a glorified game of shinny with no rules.  If the league isn’t going to put its foot down players are going to get hurt.  I can’t believe more people don’t realize this, the game isn’t “hurt the other team” it’s hockey, lets start treating it like a real sport.

  359. Da Hema says:

    Saturday night. Habs-Leafs. 3-0. Sweet.

    The added bonus is that the “Habs suck” posters will largely be gone…at least until the next loss.

    By the way, I never bought the argument the Habs are not a resilient hockey team. It doesn’t take a very courageous or tough player to beat up Jaro Spacek. If some posters here want players like the Bruins have, then consider the following: how many Bruins stood around like cowards after Cooke (sadly) ended Savard’s career? Clod Julien is a hunk of sh*t as a human being, and the Bruins are in general loser pussies. I sincerely hope the Habs meet them in the playoffs.

  360. Habnofear says:

    If no moves are made too get tough back-up for the Habs the worst thing that could happen is the Canadiens facing the Booins IN PLAY-OFF ACTION and ONLY A MADMAN WHO CARES NOT FOR HIS TEAM WOULD WANT THIS!

  361. HardHabits says:

    Yeah, but a couple of Habs are sporting shiners and scars from the Boston game.

    A win feels great especially shutting out the Leafs on Saturday night while the CBC is broadcasting the game nation-wide.

    It’ll take a few more wins to start the parade planning again. ;-)

  362. Chuck says:

    It was 8, not 9. And being rushed back to action while recovering from the high ankle sprain would have had something to do with it.

  363. Clay4bc says:

    *rolls eyes*

    Whatever. Like I said, I think he needed to make a statement. And I am mighty pleased that he did. You of course are in no way constrained by my line of thinking, and as such are free to think what you like.

    Speaking of statements, I stand by mine.

    __________________________

    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  364. Chuck says:

    This entire season has been a statement for him. His mojo wasn’t going anywhere as the result of how he and the rest of the team played in Boston.

  365. Clay4bc says:

    Forgive me for remembering the lsat time Carey got lit up for 9 goals – the 2009 YoungStars game…it took him a long time to regain his mojo.

    __________________________

    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  366. Da Hema says:

    Would a Chris Neil or George Laraque have prevented what happened to Pacioretty? C’mon.

  367. DearyLeary says:

    Kind of implies that Patches is small, which isn’t true.  He’s one of our bigger players.

  368. Da Hema says:

    I am not convinced by your argumentation. A tough team is one that plays through rough play and bounces back, not letting such play deter from the ultimate goal. The fact is, having a bunch of tough players will not prevent other teams from hitting you. Do you think the other teams just stopped hitting Montreal when they had McPhee, Skrudland, Chelios, Ludwig, Nilan, and Corson? McPhee took as many hits as he dished out. The question is whether as a team you are strong enough to play your game despite opponent’s efforts to knock you off your game. Frankly, we lost to Philadelphia last game not because Philadelphia was “tougher” but rather because we were undisciplined and they weren’t.

  369. Hali_Hab says:

     also one more point .. of all those guys you listed .. shane corson was the smallest of all those players at six ft one 175 lbs…. those players you listed are exactly the kind of players iam refering too not nessesseraily and “enforcer”  type.

     

     

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

  370. Hali_Hab says:

     your taking what iam saying to literal. i know teams wont stop hitting us, nor would i expect them to its hockey. When i say ‘hit’ i mean take advantage of, run, knock around, its easy for teams to key on certain players on the habs because there is no interference and i think that a little grit would help limit that and also free up time and space for the offensive guys to be more productive. It would be most evident in our 5 on 5 production a little more size would make a world of differnence for the plekys and gionta’s.( not that their is anything wrong with their production now) but you want to maximize and use the player to full potential and a little size on the boards would creat a lot of space for them.

     

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

  371. Hali_Hab says:

     no he is not small at all, he has all the attributes to be a power foward. i was just implying that he is  counted on to be one of our offensive producers so it would be in the teams best interest to  help protect those players because they are no good to the team if they are on the shelf.

     

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

  372. Hali_Hab says:

     thats not what i was gettting at at all. I mean the the team needs to insulate as in put one or two  bigger bodies in the  line up not enforcers but people who can play so that other teams dont take liberties with players. You know that just having a player or two of that calibur on the bench let alone on the ice changes how other teams and players approach game situations. As for the hit having a certain player on the ice would not have stoped it from happening. BUT if one sed player was to create a hastle for the player throwing the hit it would then play a part in discouraging other players from hitting our players when they have them in the same situation. Thus preventing injurys to players we rely on to score goals/win games. its not all about going out and punching the face off some one. Its a ligit tatic.

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

  373. punkster says:

    Agreed. They could invest in total body armour and large rolls of foam padding. What’s wrong with them?

    Come on…an enforcer or fighter or thug, whatever, does nothing to remove the threat of injury.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  374. DearyLeary says:

    Exactly, the implication that an enforcer would have made any difference is ridiculous.

  375. Hali_Hab says:

     man the team/gm needs to do a wayyyyyyyyyyyyy better job of protecting/insulating its players.

     

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

  376. smiler2729 says:

    No way, man, I love it! I don’t care how it’s the same thing every year, just consider it our 4th of July.

  377. Wayne says:

    I agree. The CBC plays it up for ratings like it should I suppose but for latching onto the cultural theme and sapping it up, my vote goes to Tim Horton’s and their marketing gravy train. They’re sucking that cow to dust. Pretty sickening really.

  378. Hali_Hab says:

     i generally find the whole hockey night in “canada” thing played out..

     

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

  379. Tighthead says:

    Anyone else find the whole Hockey Day thing hackneyed and played out?  Go to small towns/cities, interview coaches and volunteers, get sentimental, etc. 

    I love hockey and the role it plays in our culture, but the constant acknowledgement of that role is tiresome.

    Great win for Habs though.

  380. HabFanSince72 says:

    Easy. Gomez sucks.

     

  381. punkster says:

    Then call me The Mad Hatter. The Bs would be the ideal opponent for this team. Though I’d rather face the Flyers first and get the question out of the way early when we’re fresh. Lose in the first round and get a higher draft pick. The longer we play the worse the pick and we need higher picks.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  382. Propwash says:

    Hey waitaminnit…….My avatar is the Mad Hatter….where you goin’ with this????!!!!

  383. Da Hema says:

    I doubt anyone here will come to your defence. Somebody really must have screwed with you when you were young.

  384. Habnofear says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…like you know me,lol.Your last post was so devoid of any hockey subject that you have to make personal attacks at people and that is truly Pathetic!Learn that in University did you? ha!

  385. Da Hema says:

    I am a madman, xtrahabsfan? You write like a primary school non-completer–although I’ll give the benefit of the doubt and assume you “withdrew” from secondary school. After the kinds of psychotic avatars you once used, you are the last person who should be making comments about people’s sanity. What does it say about you that you continue to crawl back to this forum after you promised all of us you would leave. You are pathetic.

  386. DearyLeary says:

    The league has become Slapshot.  It’s bordering on obscenity.  The league refuses to address attempts to injure other players and it makes me sick to my stomach.  

    We came out of the lockout talking about speed/skill instead of hooking/holding your way to winning.  It looks like ‘tough’ teams want to forgo any semblance of a hockey game and just want to fight and intimidate their way to wins.  

    It’s ludicrous, and we’ve had two of these games within a couple of days, if the league doesn’t put its foot down soon the refs will continue to lose control (in addition to being blind) and players are going to get hurt.  

    I’m gonna put my foot down, once and for all: fighting isn’t what makes a tough player.  I’ve been a defender of fights in hockey for a long time, but I’m starting to come around.  It’s not a hockey game when it escalates to the level of this week, it’s a circus.  If the refs can’t control a game, they need to be fired.  If Campbell can’t get it through his thick head this is unacceptable, the fans need to speak out.  

    Those weren’t hockey games we watched this week.  

  387. Bill says:

    It was idiotic. The worst part is that Godard, who left the bench to protect his goalie, will undoubtedly get a much longer suspension than Gillies, whose vicious blind-side elbow to the head of Tangradi is one of the most gutless cheap-shots I’ve ever seen.

    Hey, still no disciplinary action from the NHL after Julien sent out his goons to mug veterans Hamrlik and Spacek. And obviously I am not holding my breath for a suspension of Colin Campbell’s little boy for using his elbow pad to go all Joker on Tom Pyatt.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  388. oshawahabsfan says:

    No, I commented on it last night. The NHL looks like such a bush league. It continues to tolerate the lack of respect that exists on the ice with its non existant discipline system, and poorly trained referees.
    I also mentioned last night that I don’t know how one could explain to a kid watching such nonsense that this is the highest level of hockey and as young hockey players these are the guys you look up to

  389. Mr.Hazard says:

    Am I the only one who found last night’s PIT-NYI game absolutely disgusting? I mean… I’m just speechless. It wasn’t even a game most of the time.

  390. Sheldon says:

    I think that might be your longest post ever. One more paragraph and I would have had to attach an epic score to go with it. Come clean you hired a secretary for the evening!

  391. Habnofear says:

    Punkster,just because you’ve been wrong on most things hockey related doesn’t give you the right to hurt my feelings. So you can be happy by making others feel sad,NICE …………………………….***Subbang!!!****;)

  392. Bash says:

    Evolved??? You’re wrong…You’d like to think it has. What we are seeing is a return to idiocy! The Flyers are loaded up with talent but they also have Carcillo, Shelley. Powe etc. The Bruins are following suit. Sonds like the 70′s all over to me.

    I was loving the transition to skill and speed over the last decade or so. Now I’m seeing a league with inadequate officiating when players show no respect at all and a league administration that is beyond ridiculous.

     

    “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” (anon)

  393. punkster says:

    A few thoughts from punkster’s armchair:

     

    • First and foremost I want to just say that the constant whining seems to have gotten to me. As a result I’ve snapped at a few folks here over the past couple of days. I hope I haven’t offended anyone but if you feel I’ve slighted you personally, though I don’t think I have at this point, then I apologize.
    • Next I wanted to chime in on the call for adding toughness to the team. I completely agree they need more “grit” or whatever you want to call it. If it means bigger guys then so be it, as long as those guys can pass accurately, score, defend and generally skate backwards without falling on their ass. Guys who will go to the net and take the punishment there plus dish it out in kind. A combination of good hockey sense and talent on one hand and heart on the other hand.
    • I do not agree that we need an enforcer, a fighter or any other brain dead, soulless cretin whose singular purpose is to frighten the opponents or carry out frontier justice while taking up valuable bench space that could be filled by someone with skill. The game has evolved since the 70s and 80s. I’d like to think that the fans have evolved somewhat as well.
    • Finally, and here’s where I go way out on a limb and leave myself open to ridicule, derision and criticism, I think the management and team we have now is on the right track. Patience. I’ve used this word a number of times and usually receive the “but we’ve been waiting 18 years” complaint back. Yes we have and we’re going to have to wait a bit longer. So before responding to me with that ask yourself a simple question; is the trend in the past 5-6 years been better or worse than the trend from the 10 previous years? Patience.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  394. Josh says:

    Would Detroit also curl up in a corner and whimper when if their goalie was attacked?

  395. Habnofear says:

    Detroit has Team Toughness something the Habs do not! And when the Habs start to have a tougher group of athletes they trade them for peanuts.

  396. Bill says:

    That’s actually all true. Everything you said.

    This is why I believe guys like AK46 and Pouliot should be given more ice-time. And why I feel there is no place on the team for all three of Plekanec, Gomez, and Desharnais.

    By the way, Desharnais is clicking along at slightly above 0.5 pts per game, almost exactly the same as Gomez, who averages SIX MINUTES more ice-time per game with better linemates! Someone explain that to me please!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  397. oshawahabsfan says:

    Thank you for making a sensible point about this “ordeal” the amount of overreaction to one game has been ridiculous to say the least. I recall posters clamouring for Boogard, the most useless player in the league. If it weren’t for the D and Price sh$ting the bed the other night Montreal would have won by a lopsided score as Detroit did last night

  398. Eric37 says:

    Just wanted to point something out to those who feel Montreal needs a goon:

    Detroit has the fewest fighting majors in the NHL, while Boston leads the league. Detroit plays a speed, skill, and puck possesion game. Their lineup combines a healthy mix of both size and finesse players. Detroit doesn’t have an enforcer, and when asked whether they would get into the fisticuffs with the Bruins the way Montreal did, Babcock responded: “Who on our team would fight?”

    Well, last night Detroit pasted the Bruins 6 – 1 in their arena.

    Montreal doesn’t need a goon, but they do need size to balance out their skill.

    Case in point: Look how well Gionta has been playng since Pacioretty came up.

    Montreal not going after a big forward, is similar to the Flyers continually failing to get a top notch goaltender.

     

     

     

     

     

    E.

  399. MICP says:

    Please dont be hurt Max-Pac

  400. HFX-HabFan says:

    Hope MaxPac is just heading off for precautionary reasons.

  401. Shiloh says:

    How on earth is that not a penalty? What total bullshit.

  402. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Oh dear, Max Pac to the locker room

  403. Habhopeful says:

    I LOVE it!

     

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

  404. Hockey Socks says:

    David “Le Grand Espoir” Desharnais

  405. ed lopaz says:

    re : flyers

    What makes the Brieres and the Girouxs play with such confidence is the presence of gritty players who protect them.

    Its always been the same formula since I’ve followed the NHL – 40 years or so.

    When Habs start playing the Whites instead of the Pyatts, this team will compete against any team.

    We all agree – no goon enforcers – just guys who make playing against the Habs much more difficult for the opposition.

    Habs hockey is “smart” hockey – we play 5 man defence, not just 2 – we move up the ice as a 5 man unit, we back check with 5.

  406. punkster says:

    Good points. Evolution doesn’t always produce better results. Look at me ;)

    ***Subbang!!!***

  407. notbigbird says:

    I thoguht he might have taken on the Hamilton job this year to get some practice. Not all assistants become good head coaches. I hope he does, however,

  408. mrhabby says:

    mulls on the move…can’t keep a good man down. martin going no where unless molsons does the unthinkable and move the count upstairs. ottawa is a good landing place.

  409. Bill says:

    Not in Montreal, regrettably.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  410. andrewberkshire says:

    What a beautiful goal!

  411. punkster says:

    So was the whole “Darche out for the season” story another crock of sh**?

    ***Subbang!!!***

  412. sidhu says:

    DD, time to get an apartment, if you haven’t already

  413. novahab says:

    Boone is it true Markov is skating.

  414. OneTimer says:

    HELL of a goal, we got somethign special in DD folks!!

  415. Caper says:

    Not sure if noted previously. Dustin Boyd’s stats in Hammertown. 24GP 14 G -0 A

  416. lefreak says:

    i hope…:p

     

    nice goal.

  417. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    You mean there’s a difference?

  418. Propwash says:

    DEEDEE!!!!!!!!!

  419. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Man oh man another beauty. DD tied with Price for first star

  420. Rainrocket16 says:

    I went to Santa Barbara CA today and I saw a dude wearing a Nordiques jersey!!

  421. HFX-HabFan says:

    Tough guy Dion has no problem pushing DD or Kostitsyn but then won’t stand up to Wiz or even White.  Hilarious.

  422. OneTimer says:

    Dion might be the biggest douche in hockey but he would definitely fight White, and probably win

  423. lefreak says:

    should i jinx it guys?:p

  424. Keith says:

    Plek makes everybody he plays with better.

  425. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    “leafs suck”   now thats a chant!

  426. Chuck says:

    Iam I watching HNIC or a Leaf telecast?

  427. OneTimer says:

    don’t…do…it

  428. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I’m not superstitous, give er hell.

  429. Danno says:

    Mike’s just working his Reverse-Jinx® magic

     

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

  430. habfab14120 says:

    That comment is really getting old.  Nothing personal intended and it’s not you saying it all the time.  It just seems that because he didn’t spend any time in Hamilton, people seem to think he spent NO time in the AHL.  He was there and did learn. 

    The Blues management all expected him to make the team this year.  They all felt he had nothing else to learn there.

  431. Shiloh says:

    Next goal will be huge – if we score the goonery will start.

  432. Big Ted says:

    1. Subban veing hauled down was a blatant missed call.

    2. Komi closed his hand on the puck, I agree.

    3. I’ll disagree on the too many men though, that was just another boneheaded play from the Habs and was the right call. PK and Wis were both standing on the far side of the rink and they were the guys who should have come on for each other.

  433. gumper says:

    I think they said Mike Foligno wrote it.

  434. smiler2729 says:

    Didn’t they say Mike Foligno wrote it?

  435. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I despise that douche.  and I’m not talking about Mario.

  436. sidhu says:

    2-0 may be the worst lead in hockey, though I suspect that if it becomes 3-0, the Leafs will try to goon it up

  437. zak says:

    Great tribute to Pat Burns written by Mike Foligno on the hotstove

  438. Ian Cobb says:

    I just love the way Desharnais reads the ice and make plays. I do not think he will go back to Hamilton.

  439. Rudy says:

    Really liked the poem read for the Burns tribute. Any idea what it was?

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

  440. Keith says:

    Don’t jinx it Boone! Habs can win this game! Positive thoughts!

  441. Danno says:

    Le Bleuet givin’ her to Colin Campbell. Good stuff Mario.

     

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

  442. Thomas says:

    So who’s gonna be out here in Cow-town next weekend for the big game?  Anyone up to anything before?

    I’ve got a bunch of Habs fans friends, an we’re all marching into the Alcove bar(across the street from McMahon) should be good, we could use alot of Habitant support!

  443. king ddd says:

    hey SF since you keep trac of our prospects, hows andrew conboy. hes big hes tough he pisses off people. is he ready for the big league

     

    ** Buck Fruins **

  444. Ian Cobb says:

    Should we book hotel rooms for the parade.???

  445. novahab says:

    Whats up with these refs again GD I can’t believe this. Subban pulled down no call, Komi-idoit covers the puck with his hands and they blow the whistle to stop the play. That was not to many men on the ice are you kidding me. Whats even worse every time this team plays those lauffs they make goofy plays. Good news they are up by 2, bad news you can sure expect the refs will give them more chances in the third.

  446. habs_1993 says:

    DD has definately been a great addition since being called up

  447. andrewberkshire says:

    Good game so far. Surprising however how much favouritism Toronto gets from the officials. In a game where Toronto looks slow and completely outmatched they’ve enjoyed twice as many powerplays as Toronto.

  448. floatingineather says:

    was the whole 2 nd period some kind of documentary on Kessel

  449. novahab says:

    Eller needs to go down to the Dogs he has lots of skill be he needs to go to the minors. He will score down there and learn the game it won’t hurt him.

  450. SeriousFan09 says:

    I haven’t actually had the opportunity to see the Bulldogs in person this season, I think he’s had a reasonably good season in the A so far, I think as a 4th-liner he should get a good luck in camp but he could stand to gain some more weight.

     

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

  451. novahab says:

    DD is catching up to the NHL game he getting better and better. PG we still need a trade and we need a tough player who can play.

     

  452. sidhu says:

    DD!!!!!!!!!!!!

  453. Thomas says:

    I agree, i’m not attacking you, but who would you rather have up in a Habs uniform from Hamilton instead?  Why not let him learn the game for a year, push him, challenge him, help him see some real fast NHL action.  Just because he has one bad year doesn’t mean he’s gonna be a bad player.

    And yes, he was in the AHL all last year, Peoria I think.  So he’s had a good amount of time in the A, I like having him up here.  He’s not always a factor in the game, but at least we’re not talking about his mistakes.  He’s positionally sound, has a good back check, it could be alot worse.  I just don’t really see anyone in Hamilton that is a better player than him…Keep him up, learn on the fly

  454. RJB says:

    Full credit to CBC, hockey day in Canada was once again awesome. Great stories

    “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

  455. Matt_in_TO says:

    Umm Boone, last I checked we were in the same division as the leafs and play them 6 times a season, not 4.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  456. Max_a_million says:

    Does Boone still think the Leafs are in the Western Conference? 

    Hey Mike it’s 2011, welcome to the party!

  457. Chuck says:

    Sweet pass by Gomez!

  458. OneTimer says:

    Gomez’s pass was sick, but I thought DD’s first pass was even better, how awesome

  459. Danno says:

    There’s our top six centre!

    Oui, oui, oui! Wee Dee Dee!

     

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

  460. andrewberkshire says:

    What’s with all the drooling over Chris Neil? If there was ever a gutless ‘tough guy’ he’s it. The guy ran away from Darcy Tucker ffs! He’s not going to all of a sudden stand up to Milan Lucic and acquit himself well. If anything he’ll run to the bench or turtle.

  461. The Cat says:

    At least Phillips.

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

  462. twilighthours says:

    Random trade blabs:  I would love to see the Habs swing a deal for Phillips and Neil.  Or Penner.  I don’t think it would cost too much, either.

  463. JSP1990 says:

    I would love Clowe on this team.

  464. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Me too. Unfortunately so does San Jose :)

     

    I hear Setogutchi is available though…for whatever that’s worth.

  465. Hali_Hab says:

     prediction big games from patches and subban.

     

    GO HABS GO

     

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

  466. gumper says:

    Seeing some concern here about Leafs possible goonery. I think we should be more worried about their speed. They can definitely skate with us, and with our beaten up, worn down defence, we should be prepared to play a cautious game. Opening it up could turn out to be a mistake.

  467. habs001 says:

    if we press the leafs d we should get lots of scoring chances …with camm out of the line up the leafs top 6 have much more goal scoring abilities than our top 6…leafs 6 highest scoring forwards in the line up today= 101 goals…our 6 highest scoring forwards in the line up today= 71 goals..the excuse that we dont take the leafs seriously cannot be used today…a very important game..

  468. DearyLeary says:

    I don’t even get up for Leafs games anymore… they’ve been losers so consistently that these games don’t mean anything.  Of course I want to win, but it just isn’t as much fun as it used to be.

  469. Clay4bc says:

    http://atdhenet.tv/33999/watch-toronto-maple-leafs-vs-montreal-canadiens

    __________________________

    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  470. Rainrocket16 says:

    OK Cammy takes a hit like that against Buf and no call, AK gets one here?? BS!!

  471. JasonM says:

    Inconsistent calls.

  472. topher5468 says:

    My biggest issue with AK, he made a nice play, took a good shot, then he didnt fight for the rebound, he was  easily out worked behind the net, I dont get it, I know he’s strong, Oh well

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

  473. Hockey Socks says:

    Benny’s steady improvement is getting me excited for Louis Leblanc’s arrival. I feel like they’d be very complementary players.

  474. Habs Fan in Oil Country says:

    what a bs call, he was falling on his own

     

    _____________________________ Know someone getting married in the Edmonton area or having a special occasion? Visit my dessert blog to order. http://www.fabulouslydeliciouscreations.blogspot.com/

  475. Matt_in_TO says:

    So, is anyone still miffed we took MaxPac instead of Esposito?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  476. Danno says:

    The Belarusian Beast is slowing awakening from his slumber

     

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

  477. Fab K says:

    anyone have the link to the game online?

     

  478. Chuck says:

    We’re starting to see why Benny was so coveted.

  479. Hockey Socks says:

    What a dominant shift. I’ve missed those.

  480. Rainrocket16 says:

    Max Pac is a beast!

  481. JasonM says:

    Picard this this year’s MAB.

     

    Pouliot… what a game.

  482. OneTimer says:

    what a shift by Benny!!!

  483. Rainrocket16 says:

    the dreaded penalty again!!

  484. Keith says:

    Too many men??? You gotta be F’ing kidding me?

  485. Shiloh says:

    Geez – that was a tough call. The extra guy was right by the bench – like a foot away – and heading in.

  486. HabsProf says:

    Too many men appears to be this year’s version of the DOG.

    _____________________________________ They brought their f____ing toys with them!

  487. Exit716 says:

    Nice, let’s take a too many men on the ice penalty.

  488. sidhu says:

    Nice play by Max Power — he’s been great since the call-up

  489. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    Ah, good ol’ too-many-men to kill the momentum……deja vu all over again

  490. topher5468 says:

    Are you efin kidding me, not again

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

  491. JasonM says:

    Whoever coordinates this team’s defensive line changes needs to be informed he’s the worst in the league.

  492. sidhu says:

    Another solid shift by the DD line, culminating in a strong backcheck by Benny

  493. SeriousFan09 says:

    Habs won the Pouliot trade. No way on this Earth does Guimauve backcheck like that.

     

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

  494. Propwash says:

    That’s weak.

  495. JasonM says:

    2 minutes for being a stronger player?

  496. RGM says:

    I haven’t seen Grabovski do anything tonight.

    The Belorussian Bonehead has made his usual complement of errors.

    Go Habs Go!

  497. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’d take Pacioretty over Perron, the kid’s a power forward whose response to being hit is scoring goals.

     

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

  498. Exit716 says:

    Leafs are due for another chintzy call between now and the start of the third period for their mandatory 5 on 3.

     

  499. topher5468 says:

    Nice call, totally correct

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

  500. Chuck says:

    To be fair, they have a hard enough time calling the really obvious penalties.

  501. SeriousFan09 says:

    Refs ignore Komiwreck covering the puck with his hand.

     

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

  502. andrewberkshire says:

    Yup, easily.

  503. RGM says:

    He closed his hand on it!

    Even outside of the crease, that’s a delay of game penalty.

    Go Habs Go!

  504. Max_a_million says:

    I never hated the Bruins, it was always a fun rivalry.  As far south as I am, lots of my friends are Bruins fans.  

    I am not very happy with what transpired in the last game.  

    The Flyers were always the team I hated.  Nothing but dirty …  

    How is it that we teach kids to play respectful hockey, and let the NHL go to goon town?!?

  505. Matt_in_TO says:

    Growing up in Montreal I could care less about the leafs.  I hated the Bruins to no end and still do.  However, when I moved to Toronto, there was a new team to loath.  I’d say I get more pumped for Habs/leafs than I do for Habs/Bruins but that’s only because I live in the middle of leaf nation.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  506. Wamsley01 says:

    The Habs have played ONE game in 30 years where both teams had something on the line and it was for 17th place.

    It isn’t a rivalry, it’s a feud.

  507. RGM says:

    The rivalry with Toronto hasn’t had a single truly meaningful game since 1967. Ken Dryden knew that it was a joke while he was a player and continued to make note of same in his epic The Game, written in 1983. The Bruins have always been the real rival – look at how many more playoffs matchups there have been in the past forty years. They are always hotly contested matches, whether it’s a pre-season game in Halifax or a brawlfest in mid-February. Having games that matter is what makes a rivalry. The Habs & Bruins seemingly get themselves worked up to a point so that EVERY GAME matters, which is why every game is so fierce.

    Go Habs Go!

  508. king ddd says:

    as hab fan now, i dont hate the leafs as much as i hate the bruins. if you ask me the rivalry is between us and the bruin not as much with the laafs.

     

     

    ** Buck Fruins **

  509. solomio says:

    Look I woke up with a headache this morning. I wasn’t drinking last night. Right now I just have a feeling that the Habs are focked. Geeting beat up in Boston, losing to the Isles, the Leafs in town tonight,Western Canada road trip, man its just lights out.
    Gomez, Kostitsyn,Eller…merde , Hammer, Spacek , Gill old, no spunk, Pyatt, Moen , wtf? Gionta and Pleks are gonna be getting nailed, gone are Gorges, Markov & Cammy ( not that he was doing anything anyway, if you recall he was playing like a ghost )
    Ya ya call me a nutless loser but I see no hope and no light at the tunnel. With 4 mill in cap space and nobody to offer in return what can Management accomplish that would turn things around at this stage of the season? There’s nobody left on the Dogs. Can we get that Russian over here now?

    You playing hockey and I can’t compete
    You playing hockey and beat the crap outta me
    I’m down, I’m really down
    I’m down,down on the ground
    I’m down, I’m really down
    How can you laugh,when you know I’m down

  510. Danno says:

    Plex beautiful!

     

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

  511. Shiloh says:

    How can there be any doubt in your tiny mind, Dion?

  512. nickster13 says:

    phaneuf the troglodyte!

  513. topher5468 says:

    DD, dont pass to Gomez, shoot it

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

  514. Keith says:

    GIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEAUTY GOAL!!!

  515. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    #21 for #21!

  516. Chuck says:

    Oh Captain, my captain!

     

  517. Habhopeful says:

    I love our youth movement!

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

    ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  518. Danno says:

    Oui, oui, oui! Wee Dee Dee!

    Benny! Le tir sur reception!

    Leafs Suck. That is all.

     

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

  519. Chuck says:

    Good one! I see what you did there!

  520. christophor says:

    DD is really growing on me.

  521. king ddd says:

    i really hope we dont let go DD for a rental

     

    ** Buck Fruins **

  522. king ddd says:

    boy am i ever loving KING DD

     

    ** Buck Fruins **

  523. Hockey Socks says:

    LOOOOOOVE IT.

    David Desharnais showing his amazing skill and intelligence. Pouliot with the snipe. And Ryan White causing mayhem in front of the net.

  524. sidhu says:

    Beauty!  I’m liking this line a lot!

  525. sidhu says:

    Goal was possible because of White — two Leafs went to him, leaving Benny wide open

  526. JasonM says:

    Anyone know how well Henry is playing? Picard gets on my nerves.

  527. zak says:

    Ryan White must have made a mistake.

  528. JasonM says:

    Very nice pass.

  529. Matt_in_TO says:

    PK not getting much respect from the refs there

     

    - In Price We Trust

  530. Danno says:

    Travis Moen hands of stone

     

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

  531. EricInStL says:

    Get used to it….

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

  532. Shiloh says:

    My name is Black Snake Moen

    I was born with hands of stone.

  533. Shiloh says:

    A shortie would be nice.

  534. Propwash says:

    Thats tripping??? 0_0

  535. Keith says:

    Another good kill guys!

  536. Keith says:

    Leafs suck indeed!

  537. JasonM says:

    Not boring but not exciting neither. A goal would break this game wide open.

  538. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    YES! Nice shot Benny!

    Desharnais has been the best player on the ice so far

  539. Chuck says:

    Haha… Benny looked like he was congratulating his baby brother DD.  :)

  540. Displaced says:

    That kid can shoot!!!

    Who’s leg do I have to hump to get a dry martini around here?

  541. Keith says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Shut-up Knob Hole!!!

  542. Shiloh says:

    Interesting part of that goal was Ryan White going to the net and drawing attention. That left Benny uncovered. Great goal.

  543. habaholic68NJ says:

    DD is for real.  Shortest 2nd line center in the NHL.

  544. SeriousFan09 says:

    I want the 50s line staying together for the rest of the season, it’s got good luck in the numbers! Cup Years.

     

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

  545. Keith says:

    White is just what that line needs, some size. Please keep them together JM.

  546. Habnofear says:

    Yvon Deharnais

  547. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    7-2-1 lifetime vs. the Habs…..Wilson actually made a sensible decision for once :-)

  548. hound521 says:

    Boone, Toronto papers have confirmed that JSG is starting for the Buds tonight.

  549. win4ce says:

    Great backcheck by Pyatt

  550. gumper says:

    The Cherry, MacLean “Mad Trapper” bit reminded me of a little skit I did in Grade 8 with Dave Cox and Cora Gooyers about 45 years ago!!!

  551. OneTimer says:

    nice post, on no. 10…i’ve heard that one before! Also,

    11. Is Max-Pac OK?

  552. Displaced says:

    Thoughts from a fun night at the Keg…

     

    1. We can dominate a perennially bad team

    2. DD is playing the role Eller wasted all year, it’s time to develop the Dane in Hamilton

    3. The kids are pressing the vets and we’re better for it

    4. Price can rebound from a tough loss to Boston

    5. PK can land punches, miss five minutes and still play more than 23 minutes

    6. What does it mean when Cherry praises White and Healy praises Wiz… can’t be good

    7. Where does Darche play when he returns…

    8. Brendan Gallagher scored his 37 and 38th and got first star in the Yukon game

    9. Ron McLean needs a wardrobe consultant – and acting lessons, e-gad.

    10.  Ron Wilson isn’t going to finish the month

     

    Who’s leg do I have to hump to get a dry martini around here?

  553. Keith says:

    Pricey keeps it out!

  554. OneTimer says:

    of course, Carolina had to tie it up with 2 goals in the last 60 seconds…arg…

  555. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    MAB with the game winner in Tampa!

  556. sidhu says:

    haha nice — they’ll all have an early summer to sell a lot of Big Macs

  557. JasonM says:

    Got a minute to kill? Click this : http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr118/ZMachine13/Gillies.gif

     

    You’re welcome.

  558. king ddd says:

    what an uncharacterstic snoozfest between the two teams

     

    ** Buck Fruins **

  559. Hockey Socks says:

    This Coach’s Corner is hilarious!!!

  560. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    We get screwed alot, but seriously guys, dirty hit on Pacioretty? Not so much. We all have to reign in our homer-ism once in a while. Honestly, he turned as he was about to be crunched. Only thing dirty tonight was brace-face Boyce and pathetic Leaf passing.

  561. MICP says:

    No update on Max.  He will be re-evaluated on Monday per JM.

  562. Hali_Hab says:

     i have no idea but no one seems to be concerned about that whole situation. it would be devastating if he was to miss any length of time.

     

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

  563. DearyLeary says:

    Is Patches ok?!

  564. punkster says:

    He has been trolling the main page…go have a look. Different profile but I think it’s the same Jeff.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  565. shootdapuck says:

    Well, no sign of Jeffy the Timmins Snowmobile Troll!

    Gone to ground again?

    He must have been kept late at the legion buying all the Hab fans rounds for the win and ANOTHER Shut-0ut by his favorite Carey Price!

    Your LAFFS have an outstanding team Jeffy just keep drinking the Burke Kool-Aid!

     

     

    “I only like to watch and takes notes” JM

  566. Exit716 says:

    I’m sure Major James Walsh one of the founders of the RCMP, born in Prescott, Ontario, home of Bruins hall of famer Leo Boivin is spinning in his grave at this exhibition.

     

  567. Exit716 says:

    Not that anything’s wrong with that.

     

  568. Landof10000lakesHab says:

    I think Ron MacLean must have borrowed his bride’s coat.

  569. Propwash says:

    GIOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  570. JasonM says:

    WHAT A PASS!

  571. AH says:

    Can you believe that mess of a coaches corner?…unbelievable…the CBC what an embarassment of a national network.

  572. Danno says:

    Another gigantic goal by our tiny giant. Brian Giiiiiiiiooooooooooooonnnnnnnnntttaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    Leafs Suck. That is all.

     

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

  573. Exit716 says:

    Too bad they didn’t do a tribute to Marten Hartwell instead.

     

  574. Hockey Socks says:

    Wowww, what a pass by Pacioretty!!

  575. Keith says:

    Well that settles it. The people at CBC are doing LSD.

  576. Habnofear says:

    Some kind of acting there…..wtf

  577. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    That was F’ing painful to watch. 

  578. Bill says:

    I’d be going to bed a lot happier if I knew that Pacioretty was okay. Funny how important he’s become. Loved Ryan White, David Desharnais, Roman Hamrlik, PK Subba, and Carey Price in this one. Pouliot too. 

  579. Exit716 says:

    Nice. Grab the puck with your hands. No call.

    Christ, does Colin Campbell own stock in MLSE?

  580. king ddd says:

    wtf happened to the closing the puck in play rule

     

    ** Buck Fruins **

  581. Danno says:

    Good period. Winning in spite of the corrupt refs.

     

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

  582. Matt_in_TO says:

    That was nice!

     

    - In Price We Trust

  583. Displaced says:

    DD is playing the role Eller has wasted all year.

    Who’s leg do I have to hump to get a dry martini around here?

  584. Keith says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Little DD does it!!!

  585. sidhu says:

    Excellent analysis of tonight’s game:

    http://didthemapleleafswin.com/


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