A big road W

Quotes from the room

About last night …

• Pat Hickey on fellow Celt good guy Ryan O’Byrne

Pierre Ladouceur’s game analysis

And David Stubbs found this classic, featuring the great Danny Gallivan



  1. SeriousFan09 says:

    Considering how quietly the Habs make moves, how do you know they weren’t trying for other deals? A lot of NHL GMs never comment on deals that fell through or never came around because sides couldn’t come to terms as well.

    We didn’t rob St. Louis, but it’s not like many teams buying into the idea that ace goaltending can be bought right now, they seem more interested in stacking the blue line because ‘championship goaltending’ seems to be a very fleeting thing.


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

  2. SLONCOLD says:

    and the majority of those goalies are backups…. also it doesn’t take into account their status at the time of the trade. i would have liked to get a lot more for our team’s mvp last year. the deal might work out long term but we’ll need some time to determin that; good news is that eller has some raw talent.

  3. andrewberkshire says:

    For the most part it seems like the flame wars have died down a bit. A couple losses in a row and the same group comes back to antagonize, but for the most part this site is better than last season in my opinion. Nice to see you commenting again though. You can be HIO’s OHL scout.

  4. Jbird says:

    Seriously eh. Wilson probably going to put him on the ‘#1′ line and tell him to keep the puck away from the Sedin’s. 

    I thought for a second this year that the leafs were not a complete joke. What was I thinking. 

  5. Bugs says:


    Please, Berkie. Ok?



    …impossible to get more for a hero goaltender… (shakes head) Yeah, no point asking OTHER teams if they could upped the ante because we KNEW we wouldn’t get more, right? Hell, we were lucky to get what we DID! In fact, we ROBBED St.Louie, right? C’mon.

    Don’t do that, Berkie, ok? Don’t DEFEND stupid.

    We shoulda gotten more, because we WOULDA gotten more if we’d APPLIED ourselves to get more. Like say, for example, CALLING OTHER TEAMS insteada takin the FIRST deal WEEKS before the draft. …impossible to get more…, gimme a BREAK, Berkie.

    Don’t do that, ok?

    Despicably despondent, I yawn as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  6. SeriousFan09 says:

    Have you seen Jarred Tinordi with the Knights play? Curious about his OHL progress but can’t dig up many reports on him at Hockey’s Future or at least many that are in-depth.


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

  7. SeriousFan09 says:

    Current market for goaltending is low, teams are not sold that you can buy a guy like Roy or Belfour who’s aces when you need him. The last two goalies to win the Cup have 2 wins in 13 games, Vezina nominees and winner from last year are on a .333 winning percentage. Rask? Well in the words of one RDS analyst, oyoyoyoyoy… lost his job to Tim Thomas just as soon as he took it away from him.

    Vokoun and Bryzgalov will probably get nice new contracts for next season, wherever they go/stay but I’m betting for less than is expected. Teams more interested in stacking the blue lines than buying name goaltending because those name goaltenders are not bringing it home.


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

  8. Chris says:

    With no TV or inclination to stay in my office and watch the Habs play, haven’t watched any NHL games this season. So I’ve been filling my time going to OHL games in Guelph, Peterborough and Belleville.

    If something related to the OHL comes up, might pop up with a comment or two. But as for the Habs, I’m staying mute. No interest in participating in the flame wars anymore.

  9. habs-hampton says:

    it’s time to change your avatar.

  10. punkster says:

    Nice to see a comment from you Chris. Are we welcoming you home?

  11. Hagar says:

    They may not get a dynasty, but with another high pick from Toronto they’ll be claiming a cup within 3 years almost guaranteed.

  12. habrez says:

    I do the same thing. Hes not funny, just being disrespectful.

  13. andrewberkshire says:

    Chris is back?

  14. HabFanSince72 says:

    White is not doing so well in Hamilton (5 points and -2 in 12 games).


  15. andrewberkshire says:

    Disagree about getting more for Halak. The bottom line is that according to modern NHL history, it would have been impossible to get more for him. Take a look at this article: http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2010/11/1/1779550/goaltender-trade-value

    It’s clear from there that Halak brought back one of, if not the best returns of any goalie dealt in that timeline.

  16. Chuck says:

    Absolutely! I tried convincing the wife, but she was a little too insistent that we stay in and watch the game together. Not that it was a bad thing.  :)

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  17. Chris says:

    Having watched Ryan Spooner a couple of times this season with the Petes, the Bruins seem to have yet another forward gem coming up. Spooner has all the trappings of a very good NHL player, and his recent trade to the Kingstron Frontenacs, who appear to be loading up for a Memorial Cup run, will only help his development.

    Speaking of Kingston, the Sharks might have a diamond in the rough in Taylor Doherty, a 6’7″, 235 pound defenceman with surprisingly good speed and decent offensive skills (16 G and 44 PTS in 63 GP last season as a 18 year old). Watching him and Erik Gudbranson run the Kingston powerplay is an absolute treat. Doug Gilmour has definitely imparted some of his passing skills to his charges, as Kingston is one of the better passing OHL teams that I’ve seen in a number of years.

  18. SeriousFan09 says:

    I think dynasties are dead, but Burke is doing a damn good job of making sure the Bruins remain elite for many years. Damn good thing Price has the Bruins in his back pocket.


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

  19. Bugs says:

    White, yeah, sure, good kid, lotsa jam, but the memory of Greg Stewart still lives.

    Bring up Desharnais, I say. DOMINATED every league he’s played in.


    Hell are we waitin for? First things first; gotta bring up Desharnais.

    THEN we can talk White.

    Despicably despondent, I yawn as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  20. TommyB says:

    I love it!  Chorra it shall be for me from now on.

  21. andrewberkshire says:

    Can’t wait until he’s -5 against Vancouver.

  22. Jordio-oh says:

    I second that.

  23. andrewberkshire says:

    To both those saying dye it, no thanks. Haha don’t want to end up like this guy.

  24. Timo says:

    Injuries is a BS excuse. We are missing MAB. He is worth all Savards, Boychuks and Kreiji’s combined and then some. So don’t be talking no injuries.

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