Wow!

David Perron, a homeboy who got away, is emerging as a star for the St. Louis Blues.

This goal is sick.

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Wow!

Did anyone else see this coming?

I thought Gregory Stewart and Carey Price saved their coach’s job.

Bob Gainey disagreed.

The move indicates Gainey decided that long homestand notwithstanding, Guy Carbonneau could not get this team into the playoffs.

Now the general manager has put himself in the hot seat.

If the Canadiens miss The Dance, it’s gotta be Adios, Bob.

"A good coach got fired because of management’s inability to do a good job," Pierre McGuire said on Melnick’s show.

"How long," McGuire asked, "is Bob getting carte blanche around here. When do the apologies stop?"

The Canadiens,  McGuire added, "have grossly underachieved in the eyes of everyone around the National Hockey League. If you want to blame the coach, go ahead."


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Wow!

Tic-tac-toe!

This could be a fun season.

Just a dumb exhibition game, but 5-0?

Three PP goals in six opportunities?

Sick.

•  •  •

OK, enough already.

P.K. Subban in a lively tussle with Zack Smith.

Alex Henry and Brad Isbister.

I don’t think we’re done till Greg Stewart  goes with someone.

If I’m Carbo, I sit Pleks, Markov, Kovy and the Brothers for most of the last 16 minutes.

•  •  •

What do I know?

He has the Kostitsyns killing penalties.

•  •  •

The Weber kid has a dynamite point shot.

If he learns to play D in Hamilton, pencil him in real soon …


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Wow!

A stunning trade!

Two weeks ago, he’s the Canadiens’ number one goaltender.

A second-round draft choice?

Carey Price and Jaroslav Halak down the stretch?

Figure Guy Carbonneau likes this? 


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Wow!

A stunning trade!

Two weeks ago, he’s the Canadiens’ number one goaltender.

A second-round draft choice?

Carey Price and Jaroslav Halak down the stretch?

Figure Guy Carbonneau likes this? 

9 Comments

  1. 1010 says:

    I thought the pick was for 2009. Not sure though.

  2. Higgins21 says:

    As I’ve said before, Huet has been over-rated. Remember the last regular season game against the Laffs last year. He blew our chance for post-season play. Good move to get a second-rounder (deep draft this year) as he wasn’t worth that much.

    Go Habs Go!

  3. The Teacher says:

    Well, Gainey pretty much made it clear that he didn’t think Huet had the tools in the end. He would not resign him in the summer and thus it made sense on several fronts to go with a Price/Halak tandem.

    1. We have marked Price as our guy, with Halak a noticeable second. If they are our guys, they might as well be the ones getting the experience. I would rather have Price get 1 or 2 series in the playoffs down the give it to Huet who will leave. Thus rendering Price in the same position as he is this year.

    2. Huet was leaving no matter which way you put in. Considering Burkie had to put Bryzygalov on waivers, a 2nd isn’t too bad. We all would like a 1st, but, the market isn’t good for goalies right now.

    3. Now there is no uncertainty among the players, they know who their guy is. They will have to hold themselves responsible if they let young kids out to dry.

    Ryder did not go because we NEED him now. He was only going if we picked up a 1st or 2nd line forward.

    As for Hossa. I’m glad we didn’t get him. Gave up a lot and I find it hard to believe Pittsburgh will resign him.

    Anyways, let’s see the reaction among the players today. I think Higgins will bring it as will Ryder for some reason.

  4. Bean says:

    There better be more coming down the pipe, this trade as it stands makes no sense to me.

    I think we could have / should have gotten more for Huet!

  5. HabsProf says:

    At least this means we get to hold on to Halak. I have been fearing for some time that both Halak and Danis would bolt in the offseason. Given that we were not certain (likely, but not certain) to retain Huet, this may not be bad (though I think we could have gotten more for him).

    I still think Danis is gone, but I now believe we can sign and retain Halak, since he is virtually guaranteed of an NHL position, even if only as the backup.

  6. Ali says:

    I’ll pass judgment when Gainey is done, but this move does confound me.

    The only way it makes sense is if it was a salary dump.

  7. lemess says:

    I love it – makes this team more fun to watch – we finally get to bring up Halak without hurting anybodys feelings… when Price fails (if Price fails) we will have no problems in goal. I can’t wait till playoffs

  8. zzigmond says:

    Habs tanked any playoff run hopes by giving away Huet (Does Montreal owe something to Washington?). Price isn’t ready and this may very well play havoc with the young goaltenders development. Plus the timing is bad from a team perspective; with Kovalev playing well!!!! and all other aspects in order more or less (except possibly Ryders season output), it was the year to take a shot. Price is the goalie of the future maybe, but in 2 years when he is ready the Canadiens are unlikely to have this team core. We’re likely to be rebuilding our core by then! I really hope Price makes me eat this comment (I would gladly do so), but I think there is less chance of that than the Habs making it beyond the second round now, if they get that far.

  9. howtathor says:

    I don’t understand the one sidedness of this trade. A second round pick? Give me a break! It’s as if they were anticipating bigger things to materialize. Of course the Hossa trade. Either that or they had to get Carey out from the shadow of his “mentor”. A tree needs space to grow. We all know how Carey has done in pressure situations. Let’s sit back and enjoy the ride!


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