50 shots

And one point


  1. spos080808 says:

    Wow good one. No really, that was a good one.

    I have owned you left and right in every hockey discussion we have. ANd this is your “burn”. HaHa. Pathetic. Too funny that you have not been able to make one hockey argument to debunk anything I have said.

    Hockey For Dummies pal! Invest!!

  2. spos080808 says:

    Yes AK is a pure goal scorer. Not many players have the kind of offensive talent he possesses. If you knew how to read you would see where I said he can be a beast or be MIA. And yes he has been MIA more than not lately, but on a team that cannot score, and with only Gio/Camm as other pure goal scorers to sit him is a joke.

    Hockey For Dummies man. I told you about this a few games ago. Clearly you do not have a job since you have yet to purchase it.

  3. spos080808 says:

    I agree with you 100%. Having him playing center, even with lesser wingers, at the NHL level is going to do wonders for him. Sending him to the AHL is a ridiculous idea. And sitting today is a complete joke based on how he has been playing. Yes DD is a center but to push out Eller is a farce.

  4. t1tan5 says:

    I agree that short-term, him on the wing would be better for points. However, if we look long-term, it would be better for hiim to keep getting experience playing center even despite the lack of quality he has been given in terms of linemates.

  5. spos080808 says:

    I like Eller better at center as well.

    But when he plays center he is stuck with grinders like Darche, Pyatt who cannot score.

    When he is on the wing, that means he will be playing with more skilled players, which means a better chance to see him shine.

    I think the kid has been playing great hockey and playing wing on the top 6 or centering a bottom 6 line for now, he plays well and plays hard and needs to be in the lineup.

    THe people calling for him to go to the AHL are clueless. The way he is playing, if he was centering Gio/MaxPac or Camm/AK he would be putting up big points. But on the bottom 6 the points are not there. BUT his play has been very solid. Points do not tell the whole story and the people calling for him to bei n the AHL must just look at the scoresheet.

  6. t1tan5 says:

    In terms of his development, I would rather him playing center full time. That’s why we got him, right?

  7. spos080808 says:

    If true, it is stupid. I understand a skill player, DD is entering the lineup, but the team has had trouble scoring and AK is a pure goal scorer. Let him play for Christ’s sake. Sitting him is going to do nothing in term of “waking him up” etc etc. He is who he is. Some nights hes a beast and others he is MIA. But he is a threat and needs to be on the ice.

  8. showey47 says:

    Should have been pyatt sitting IHMO.

  9. scrowe21 says:

    you gotta be kidding me…. they better be working on a trade.

  10. kempie says:

    Looked pretty good in the first game of the year, subbing in for Cammy.

  11. t1tan5 says:

    Eller is a natural born center. I really dislike him playing on the wing.

  12. Danno says:

    I smell a trade.


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

  13. SeriousFan09 says:

    Eller with Cammy and Pleks, AK sits according to Twitter.


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

  14. sidhu says:

    Yep – Mike is a scout for the Wild.  Maybe they want Benny back? πŸ™‚

  15. SeriousFan09 says:

    Desharnais in with Pouliot and Darche, Flying Frenchmen… more like two Speed-Walking ones with their clumsy friend Pouliot.

    Who is sitting for DD to get in?


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

  16. DearyLeary says:


  17. sholi2000.com says:

    Little fella has hockey, PVR game which is fine by me.  Hate afternoon games.  Takes away from the family.

    Habs WIn!!

    They Call Me Shane

  18. Ian Cobb says:

    Just like everyone else, not a clue. But he is sure trying to put something together. Might take a little time, but I have a feeling.!!

  19. twocents says:

    I think you are right and Gagnon’s suggestion can’t really be seen as anything other.

    Put Desharnais with Pouliot and Eller and see what he can do.

  20. Mark C says:

    It’s unbelievable, everyone has bashed Gomez and his lack of production all year (a lot of it rightly so), yet now that he’s turned his season around (3 goals and 13 points in last 13 games) he should be moved off his line to accommodate a 24 year old career AHLer?  I really think some people just want him to fail.

  21. JD_ says:

    In my ocean salmon fishin’ experience, trollin’ is just an excuse to drink beer while puttin’ around and bow-tannin’, every so often raisin’ one’s head, turnin’ around, and askin’ anyone who might be listenin’ if anythin’s bit.

    That is some sweet sugah.

  22. RockinRey says:

    Go habs go!

  23. RockinRey says:

    DD is an afterthought. A call up that will have a very limited NHL career. Can he contribute in the short term? Who knows. But I have seen him on many occasions in Hamilton and he strikes me as more of a specialist and I dont see alot of upside.

    What an Albatross that Gomez contract is. I see him as more flash than anything. He scores even less than Kovalev does  and who thought that was possible.

    I hope they come out like gangbusters and take it to the Thrash. The preview concisely defines the kind of team they are. The kind of team we would like the Habs to be like at all times.

    Lets hope the Habs can put together a string of vicotories to get some confidence back.

  24. Josh says:

    Exactly what I was thinking. It wouldn’t make sense to move Gomez and  because it doesn’t make sense expect Martin to do it.

  25. sidhu says:

    Pouliot and Pyatt for David Clarkson.  “Boom!”, as Ari Gold would say

  26. twocents says:

    Perch Rapella

  27. Castor says:

    The line is



    The Frenchman…with one flying guy and one grinder…and a guy with his head in the clouds.

  28. HabsMitch says:

    Why move Gomez down…he’s on fire right now

  29. Ian Cobb says:

    James Wis-Bang will get a great welcome at the Bell Center today. He just might be the tonic for the back end that we have been missing. He DONE good his first two games on the road, but playing in the Bell Center will be a different experience.

    James the (Wis-Bang), Kid, just might stick!

  30. punkster says:

    I like trolling too. However, my target is pike and especially in the fall when the water is changing and they tend to get a bit more active. I like to use a Daredevil spoon. The red and white for summer and the yellow with red diamonds in the fall. How about you?


  31. Timo says:

    AK for another minor leaguer who will probably be about 5’6″. 

  32. SeriousFan09 says:

    I have an idea that it will be a trade that no one considers…. I can’t think of a single deal on the market really with so many teams clawing for playoff spots and the draft lottery teams lacking appealing assets.


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

  33. Ed says:

    Because Boone swears by everything that Gagnon says. He is Mike’s guru of hockey.

  34. thebigguy says:

    Wasn’t a signing.

    And it’d be silly to separate Gomez from that line.

    There are tons of players who dominate the AHL and don’t do lickity spit once they get up here. Rob Schremp, Jasson Krog, etc…

  35. Danno says:

    Anyone have an idea what Pierre Gauthier’s next transaction might be?


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

  36. Timo says:

    Leading point getter in the last dozen games. How many times did Habs score last dozen games… a dozen maybe? Gomez is still by far the worst signing since Laraque and even that is debatable.

  37. twocents says:

    Well that’s a bright idea, Gagnon. Demote a player who is our leading point producer over the past dozen games or so.

    Why is that worth mentioning, Mr. Boone?

  38. habguy says:

    Gauthier legacy for the habs, is to make them the smallest team in the league, and then change their name from the Montreal Canadiens to the Montreal midgets!

  39. habguy says:

    you mean where the habs will never be.

  40. NoTinFoilCups says:
    Canadiens are the only team in the NHL that has yet to win when trailing after one and/or two periods”
    A lot of nonsense really. We were down by 2 goals midway through the last game and came back to win.
  41. twocents says:

    I cherish my memory of Mike Milbury proclaiming the idea of putting Byfuglien on D a stupid one and laughing at it.

    Anyone else catch it? Priceless!

    I love the story of this guy, people have been dismissing him as one dimensional for years and he keeps upping the ante.

    Some of you like to whine about losing borderliners like D’Agostini and Sergei, how about Chicago ditching Byfuglien? They keep Campbell, overpay Hjalmarsson and lose someone who has to be seen a Norris candidate.

  42. SeriousFan09 says:

    39% of TBL’s goals come from Stamkos/St. Louis right now, much like Habs have needed Price to be exceptional in their wins, TBL need those two to be superstars with perfect health to make it.

    Habs also dropped 2 of 3 games against Toronto this season, doesn’t make them a good team.

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

  43. Habnofear says:

    Come on….Tampa’s a very good team and hey they got a real good coach.Did they not hand the Habs their asses in the last game ….

  44. SeriousFan09 says:

    Cormier’s in the game? Keep your head up!


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

  45. HUDSONHAB says:

    Looking for a Habs win and a Team Canada JR’s win to day. Is that asking too much?


  46. Habnofear says:

    The Wiz had 3 surgeries to his right knee! That’s unsettling…

  47. SeriousFan09 says:

    Can’t believe all the “Will make serious noise” talk about TBL being in the playoffs with Roloson. The guy is damn good for a 41-year old goaltender but their D still consists of still-developing Hedman, good but overpaid Ohlund, Kubina and then Clark, Lundin and Jones as the rest of the core. Absolutely no depth on D if they have an injury either.

    Their season is living and dying on Stamkos and St. Louis scoring about 100 goals combined. Injury to either and the wheels come off faster than a NASCAR pit crew could manage.


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

  48. wild flower says:

    MB’s often quoted mckeen’s magazine had Festerling inside the Duck’s top six d going into the season. Guys like Fowler seem to have pushed him out. For the second year in a row they had nothing but praise for Wisniewski as a top d, but they always temper this with dicussion of his many injuries, including a 3 surgeries on his right knee. Hopefully, he holds up better than Markov.

  49. Harani says:

    Dustin Byfuglien was a 11th round pick in the draft for our Fantasy pool and the main reason I picked him was that he could bring PIMs and the fact that he is eligible to play bot h the Wing and Defense.

    Little did I know that he would be a scoring machine. Seriously, checking his stats everyday, he’s a real beast on the ice.

    “It must be love!”

  50. habs-hampton says:

    I personally think that the outdoor game is crap. The camera angles were making me nauceous! and the conditions hurt guys like Crosby and Ovie. Just beacuse the score was close doesn’t mean it wasa good game. I am not looking forward to the Habs outdoors game. I think it increases the chance of one of our guys getting hurt.

  51. twocents says:

    Eller is right where he belongs. He would be physically dominant in the A and would learn little other than bad, short cut habits that won’t work in the NHL.

    As for teams wanting DD, he’s not just a 24 year old minor leaguer. He is the AHL’s leading scorer. A team lacking play-makers and possessing good size and finishers might be very happy to pick him up.

  52. dhenry1234 says:

    A request to those going to the game today.


    I want all ya’ll that are going to this game to take it up a notch today. The team needs it now more than ever. I want to hear a constant stream of Go Habs Go all game. Anything less is unacceptable.




  53. punkster says:

    Anybody want more turkey? Kids coming over and I just put another one in the oven.

    This may Max out my turkey quota for the season, particularly now that Laps in gone πŸ˜‰


  54. likehoy says:

    I actually think JM is doing a good job for the most part with eller.

    sometimes they don’t need the seasoning in the AHL, but they need to learn the game in the NHL in spurts.

    there are lots of great NHL players that were less than overwhelming in their debut season.

    players like vinny lecav, joe thornton, the sedin twins, mike ribeiro.

    they all toughed it out in the NHL for their first year, came back the next year as good players.

    – Gomez is holding down the suck button

  55. Habnofear says:

    Some one said Habs vs Atlanta should be a close game ,ha!…. Atlanta is where we should be: Young ,Big,Tough,fast and talented…..

  56. Habnofear says:

    Max pacs-Desharnais -Eller

  57. Barts says:

    No one’s looking for a twenty four year old minor leaguer. He’d have to be lights out with the big team to garner any kind of return. Eller belongs in Hamilton, if only to get the ice time and hone his skills.

  58. likehoy says:

    I do, I just haven’t been on HIO lately so I haven’t had the time to change it to “Pleks” jk

    Gomez is a perennial slow starter, and I think his “injury” was more of a “take time off and reflect on yourself”

    – Gomez is holding down the suck button

  59. twocents says:

    DD, Weber and a second might do it. I’d be game for the right player.

    btw, you do realize Gomez has 13 points in his last 13 games. Pleks has 7 in the same stretch.

  60. Chuck says:

    Yeah, they tend to overlook those little facts, don’t they?

    Centre Hice: yeah, but was it legal?

  61. likehoy says:

    we would have to give up a little bit more to get a 30/60 type

    DD’s value isn’t great at all..small player with scoring potential..not a first round pick.

    it’s worth a 3rd/4th rounder straight up tops

    we would have to offer a 1st + desharnais to get a 30/60 back.

    – Gomez is holding down the suck button

  62. twocents says:

    Or DD, plus someone for a 30/60 type.

  63. likehoy says:

    would be a possibility…maybe desharnais and a bit more for a player with size and medium scoring potential like a 35-40 point player.

    – Gomez is holding down the suck button

  64. twocents says:

    I wonder if Desharnais isn’t up for a little pre-trade display. Maybe a trading partner has said we just want to see what he looks like in the big show. With Pleks signed long-term and Eller showing he has the required tools, I just don’t see there being any room for him in the top 6, where he has to play. Even if Gomez is moved next year or the one after, there just doesn’t seem to be space for a player like him.

  65. HabFanSince72 says:

    During one intermission Mario Lemieux was interviewed. he thanked the Pittsburgh fans for supporting the team during the lean years.

    In actual fact the Pittsburgh fans DID NOT support the team during the lean years. They stayed away in droves.

    Canadian fans did support the team financially, against their will, thanks to revenue sharing. That way they could tank happily, accumulate top draft picks, and rebuild, while Gary Bettman protected them from their creditors, and helped them extort money from the city of Pittsburgh.


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