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Ma Kostitsyn remembers the time Andrei and Sergei set the family cat on fire.



  1. Xtrahabsfan says:

    I heard they then choped up burnt kitty and then snorted it…………….

  2. Danno says:

    Eva was told the Leafs finished in 29th place, but at least they get a good draft pick…


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

  3. ManApart says:

    More like someone told her Halak should be traded because Price is here to take over as the #1.

  4. arcosenate says:

    Happy Birthday to the Montreal Gazette, first published on this day in 1778.

    Was Red Fisher covering the American Revolutionary War at that point?


  5. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …DAMN Boone …You should be ASHAMED of Yourself …this is unconscionable prejudice, condescending and disrespectful

    …hope when The Ks see this They will never want to be on the same continent with a Habs’ Fan again …PLUS You should be FIRED !!!

    …for makin’ Me pizz Myself, and breakin’ My rib rollin’ on the floor

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  6. puck face says:

    actually it was sergei that lit the cat on fire , andrei just stood there drooling.

  7. yathehabsrule says:

    Ever since I saw this photo, I doubt Sergei ever played with pussy.


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  8. Exit716 says:

    They should have set Andre Savard on fire for drafting Andrei in the first place.


  9. yathehabsrule says:

    Congrats to Jean Beliveau! Another feather in his cap!


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  10. yathehabsrule says:

    Ron MacLean aids in river rescue.

    I noted this in the story, as did commenter.

    “the man … was bound with yellow rope and had tape
    around his mouth”

    And he did this to himself how exactly?


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  11. Odie Cleghorn says:

    Maybe it was Bettman??

  12. waisguy says:

    Oh shitt!

  13. HardHabits says:

    Um. The Kostitsyns are Belarussian and that woman is laughing in Hungarian. And no the languages aren’t even remotely related or similar.

  14. SlovakHab says:

    They are related languages that do not share any words. A Hungarian would not understand a Finnish person at all.

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Thursday Video Theatre

But first, a riddle:

What did the Hart Trophy finalist say to the Vezina Trophy finalist?


•  •  •

Speaking of trophies, you read it here first:

Next Canadien name to join Bob Gainey and Guy Carbonneau on the Selke Trophy:

Tom Pyatt

Tom the Bomb 2.0 skates like the wind and might have the highest hockey IQ on a very smart team.

Jacques Martin loves the kid, and so do I. 

•  •  •

Papal benediction of the day, from my man Frederic Tomesco of Bloomberg News:

Habemus life!

• • •

One more riddle:

What’s the Russian word for “garbage”?


Let’s count the choking Russians:

Ovechkin, Semin, Varlamov, Kovalchuk, Malkin, Ponikarovsky …

In the on-deck circle: Nabokov




  1. Batalla says:

    Getting cocky now…  Settle down…

  2. petrov14 says:

    Id prefer to play the Ruins too.

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  3. Revolution No. 9 says:

    Yep. Wikipedia:

    To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than
    25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than
    six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major
    professional league.

  4. FSUPhi1584 says:

    I’d rather play Boston than Philly to be honest. Philly has more skill offensively; all Boston has is Savard, and Sturm and Ryder are OK. Philly has a stronger crease presence which is the only way they can score on Halak, plus Briere usually plays well in Mtl.

  5. FSUPhi1584 says:

    I was about to use the lucky bounces and the bad reffing as a reason why the games were so close. I lost count of how many times Crosby intentionally and with obvious intent tripped out players, without the call. My reaction to that call at the beginning of the game was: Finally a make up call on Crosby especially after that chicken shit stunt he pulled at the end of game 6. Also not to mention, the no call when PK was tackled leading to that first goal in Game 4.

    Speaking of lucky bounces. How about the puck that bounced off the refs skate and on to Kunitz’s stick. Thats pretty much the only way they could score on Halak, with deflections and the like.

    I’ll admit, our goaltender was hotter, but Fleury practically single-handedly won them games 3 and 5.

  6. SPATS says:

    When it’s all said and done years from now, I suspect #13 & #41 may be hanging from the rafters….


  7. shootdapuck says:

    The unbiased series assessment of a diehard Peguines fan:

    “Yes, because the Habs have SUCH a strong defense core, eh?

    Plain and simply we got beat by a hot goalie, lucky bounces and
    questionable reffing on their side; and a lack of passion and
    willingness to “pay the price” on our side. The most depressing part of
    this is that when playing at their best, and firing on all cylinders the
    Pens can face a hot goalie, lucky bounces and bad reffing and STILL
    WIN. Yet they didn’t.

    All in all the habs have less than ten
    (and I’m being generous here) players who could even crack the current
    Pens line-up right now.

    Excuses are not the way to go here. Complimenting an un-deserving
    opponent is not the way to go either — in fact it’s counter productive.
    The players in the room have to man up, take personal responsibility
    for their failed actions (or lack thereof) and move forward.”

    “Questionable reffing”, “un-deserving opponent”  what a joke coming from a Pittsburgh fan! Must have snorted an excess of coal dust in that smelter!


    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
    1st star: Henri Richard
    2nd Star: Doug Harvey
    3rd Star: Jacques Plante

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3”

  8. JD_ says:

    “A lot’s going to be put on us like it has been all series. I mean, they’ve beaten Washington and now they’ve beaten us. I think it’s time to give this team some credit for what they’ve done rather than picking apart why we didn’t do what we were supposed to do.” – Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik

    Attaboy Brooksy. Tell it like it is.

    Your team can’t melt down if there’s no heat. And it was effin’ hot in the Mellon. Word.

    Don’t know about you, but I was positively floored by what a mess the Pens made in their bed from the get-go. Crosby stoopid right out of the gates. Fleury back to the useless form that had me shakin’ my head all those years ago when he was the first overall pick. Malkin invisible. Gonchar beggin’ to be Heimliched.

    More importantly, a Habs team that was so utterly poised and prepared, if you still don’t get JM, you never will. The Habs played like they knew all along they would win. No visible hint of pressure other than a few untimely and ill-thought penalties by the D.

    And Halak. One step closer to the ultimate individual trophy in professional sport: The Conn Smythe. Assuming, of course, Squid doesn’t walk away with it.

    For whatever reason, and it isn’t overconfidence, I’m not worried about either the Broonz or the Flippers. In fact, I’d venture that either one of them will go down hard and fast. I don’t know why; call it a gut feel.

    Chicago or San Jose? That’s a whole new enchilada.

    Whatever the case, I’m off to buy a big Habs flag. Promised the kids a week ago that there’d be one when we were done puttin’ away Sid & Co.

    Meltdown complete. 

  9. Captain aHab says:

    Won’t he still qualify for it next year?

  10. Captain aHab says:

    The way they’re playing right now, the only trophy anyone on that team wants is Stanley’s. And anyway, Pyatt doesn’t score enough to win the Selke nowadays.

  11. JasonM says:

    Happy brithday PK.

  12. Big Bird says:

    You can also add our very own Sergei Kostitsyn to that list of ‘garbage’.  It’s a shame because he’s such a gifted player.  Perhaps there is no word for ‘team’ in Belarussian.  Although his older brother seems to get the concept (off and on).

  13. Big Bird says:

    And in another news Quebecor wants to bring the Nordiques back…

  14. Norcal Habsfan says:

    when they announce the Calder trophy winner in Vegas later in June, Myers, or Doughty, or Tavares will get up there and they will receive a smattering of applause but everybody applauding will know in their hearts that the true rookie of the year played only 2 games in the regular season and then took the NHL playoffs by storm. Talent, grit, poise and freaking clutch in pressure cooker situations–PK Subban.

    Happy B-day PK

    I loved how in every highlight of a Hab’s goal celebration you came barreling in from the point to mob the goal scorer. It was almost funny after awhile.

  15. Shublips says:

    What a win!  What a team!  This team is SO much like the one in 93′.  Here is the breakdown of how they are similar:

    I believe.

    Habs on Facebook: on Twitter: on

  16. Kristopher7 says:

    What did the Hart Trophy finalist say to the Vezina Trophy finalist?


    lol, indeed.

  17. soperman says:

    Good One.  Yuk Yuk Yuk

    “Pusie possessed a wickedly wild shot, so inaccurate that he could not hit the province of Quebec if he was standing inside the Montreal Forum.” Dick Beddoes

  18. RockinRey says:

    Game was the most nerve wrackingest (sic) I have watched in a while.

    I hope they savour it and get back to work right away! Not sure who they match up better against but It seems that they owned the bruins but B v M you can never tell. And Philly is such a bruising team.

    I hope the coaching staff keep things in perspective because they have the opportunity to do something great! They should watch tape of the last two games and reinforce so much of the things they did well.

    What is now clear is that last yr you had too many individuals and although at times us fans got swept up in some okay efforts, there was no REAL cohesion. When these guys talk about team they seem to mean it. There is no hint of rivlary like was reported with Koivu and Kovalev. The guys they brought in just go about their business. And as Boone has mentioned so many times they are all up grades!

    The most gratifying thing was watching the Habs finally be aggressive and force the Pens into turnovers. If they use their speed and stay relentless like that they are so effective!

  19. 24 Cups says:

    Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey?  Those two divas have bigger egos than SK74.


  20. Nicolas St-Henri says:

    Oh what a night. At 4-0, I was thinking all they had to do was not let in a goal in the next few minutes. As in, the next 2 minutes. I think they just barely did that and the rest was history.


  21. Thomas Le Fan says:

    Thunder Bay’s Tom Pyatt! Yessiree! Quietly eating up big minutes and keeping the other teams best players quiet, as well. Sorry to see another TBayer, Jordan Stall (one of the few Pens to show up) get eliminated but … Go Habs! All the way, bay-bee!  

  22. Frustrated_old_Habs_fan says:

    I know downtown traffic can be a bitch…but c’mon…14 years for the Forum ghosts to make it to the Bell Centre?!?!?!? Even if they stopped along the way at the site – existing or long gone – of every watering hole that ever served the Gumper a beer they would have made it in under a decade (assuming f course they limited themselves to game-day Gump beers!!)… Whatever…they seem to have arrived at last!!!!

  23. sprague cleghorn says:

    Just for the record, the Gumper wasn’t a beer drinker, he prefered the hard stuff.  But you’re right, the ghosts have finally made it.

  24. Jbell10 says:

    You can do all of the analysis you want and look at every stat from every angle, break down video and predict like a gypsie.

    But hockey is a simple game. Play hard, play as a team and never give up.

    Our Habs are playing simple hockey, to a tee.

    Go Habs Go.


    From another young guy who was too young to remember 93′, and will never forget 2010.

  25. Big Bird says:

    Well said. 

    Speaking of ‘tee’ our friend Crosby should be on the first one at his local golf course right about now…

  26. Frustrated_old_Habs_fan says:

    He seemed to be enjoying those glasses of draft at the Clover Leaf!!

  27. davecessna says:

    Now tell us about the trolley!

  28. Frustrated_old_Habs_fan says:

    Aha!! So you’re old enough to remember the Clover Leaf too!!! (Or was it the Kent Tavern across the street?…). Or Danny’s Villa for a little T&A?!?!?

  29. Morenz7 says:

    Good gawd. I’ve seen everything.

    Today’s Toronto Sun front has an image of joyful Canadiens fans, and the headline shouts: “T.O.’s Got Habs Fever!”

    Kissing up to their Quebecor bosses, are they? Maybe. But you’ll never see the obverse in Montreal—and not just because the Leafs can’t get this deep into the playoffs. It’s like mice cheering for cats.

  30. DearyLeary says:

    Here’s a question, without a bonafide superstar on either team we’re going to be playing in the eastern conference final, what the hell are we going to do?  Our gameplan in both series so far was to shut down a focal point, which both Philly and Boston kind of lack. 

    Bold prediction: if we’re going to win the next series, we need to be the one outshooting our opponent for once.

  31. CHsam says:

    Good point. Actually I think this is where you’ll see Pleks, Cammi, Gomez, Gionta excel with a little more open space. WHo knows. We’ll have to wait and see. Go Habs Go.


  32. Captain aHab says:

    Against the Flyers, I think they would work with the same strategy: try to take the Centermen out of the game. Against Bawston, I think the strategy would change somewhat but that team looks like you can stick a fork in it. Losing Sturm and Krejci really hurt them. I think they’ll lose game 7 on Home Ice.

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This music video is amazing.

Something to entertain Habs fans until the puck drops hours and hours from now.


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