An epic collapse

Penner in OT, off a Cammalleri turnover


  1. Clay4bc says:

    You made me laugh…but yeah, so true. “journalism” is niot what it used to be.


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

  2. andrewberkshire says:

    JD, you’re really gettin’ sh*t on from all sides today.

  3. Chorske says:

    JD thinks of Price that way, apparently

  4. Chorske says:

    Just remembered Rexall is one of the older venues in the NHL- if not the oldest- this sounds like posturing by the owners to get a new arena. My bullshittometer is beeping.

  5. Chorske says:

    What in heck would THAT solve for them? Am I supposed to believe that QUebec City has more money than Edmonton? And would do a better job at supporting a hockey team?

  6. VancouverHab says:

    Great point about the goalies–and the Sedins are still an unanswered question in playoff performance (Luongo is an answered playoff question: he fails!)

  7. Chorske says:

    Oh GAWD. πŸ™‚

  8. andrewberkshire says:

    They’re all over the Canucks the last two years, saying they’re the best Canadian team despite all evidence to the contrary. Outside the Sedins, Vancouver isn’t better than Montreal in any facet of the game, and Montreal has a far superior goaltender.

  9. Matt_in_TO says:

    I wonder if that’ll change if Rogers buys the Leafs and TSN loses them


    – In Price We Trust

  10. C3P1 says:

    can we make the body not taper at the top and take the handles off the chalice? I want to see that cup


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  11. Just A Guy says:

    Looks like I just don’t remember them winning the game, the 5-4 win is the only thing that comes close, no high shot counts, and habs had the lead twice.

    So…trap game then?

  12. C3P1 says:

    hey boone – molson cup tonight or saturday?


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  13. C3P1 says:

    haha hadnt thought of it like that…


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  14. andrewberkshire says:

    No love for the Habs on TSN, what a surprise. Haters gonna hate.

  15. JD_ says:

    Less pornstarry.

  16. VancouverHab says:

    The Hall of Fame is what I’m hearing…. ;–)

  17. C3P1 says:

    carey looks much better sans-moustache


    Avon Old Farms: 2007, 2008 & 2010 New England Division I Hockey Champions – #5

  18. Samovich says:

    I am on Bell and nothing is on, any suggestions on what to do? a link? a Prayer? a damn signal!!!

  19. king ddd says:

    YOU forgot georges larauque who played his best hockey for the oilers



  20. J.J. of Turku says:

    Propaganda, Do we have to believe that? πŸ˜‰


  21. Ian Cobb says:

    ready for the garbage now!

  22. Just A Guy says:

    haha I guess so


    Now I have to go figure out which game I’m thinking of. was a Canadian western team that spanked us. God help me if im imagining the whole thing..yeesh

  23. Ian Cobb says:

    We are OK here in Belleville on TSN

  24. Samovich says:

    Anyone else has their cable out? no signal in Cornwall Ontario((

  25. MICP says:

    Link for those of us in the usa, please?

  26. Max_a_million says:

    How sad. Jim Kelley was a great hockey writer.

  27. tony d says:

    Two minutes for incomplete aliteration!

  28. yathehabsrule says:

    A look at the Oilers from their broadcast booth.


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  29. says:

    In the 90’s we were big fans of our Anthem singer too!

    They Call Me Shane

  30. Danno says:

    Not quite as valuable then…


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

  31. punkster says:

    Definitely Cherry. Compared it to an autograph on google images.

  32. punkster says:

    Outstanding VH! Good catch.

  33. J.J. of Turku says:

    I miss those days when news’ headlines didn’t end with the questionmark. πŸ˜‰


  34. Danno says:

    I’m pretty sure it’s Wayne Gretzky


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

  35. Kaptain K says:

    Hey guys, check out this LIPDUB to “Stayin Aive” done here in our very own Cote-St-Luc by my fellow volunteers at EMS!


    (Sorry for the re-post… we want it get views!)

  36. Danno says:

    Charles Prevost Linton has an easy night tonight, with only one song to sing.

    The man has good pipes. And fantastic hair.


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

  37. VancouverHab says:

    Unless I’m mistaken, I’m guessing that Mr. Boone, with his fellow journalists, failed to notice who has autographed the Habs side of the split-jersey over on the main post….

  38. Malreg says:

    Someone hasn’t read the 1st article on the main page πŸ˜›

    “Both of last season’s
    matchups were won by the home team and decided by a single goal, with
    Nikolai Khabibulin stopping 33 shots as the Oilers won 3-2 on Oct. 10,
    2009, and Andrei Kostitsyn scoring in the fifth round of a shootout to
    give the Canadiens a 5-4 victory on March 11, 2010. –”

  39. Just A Guy says:

    Trap game? Last year the Oilers came into montreal and burned our barn, lets hope the habs didnt forget that as well. I seem to remember a 5-1 score last year.

  40. says:

    I had to read it twice to see if it was a joke. 

    I can’t imagine the Oilers ever moving.  If that doesn’t light a fire under the Edmonton’s politicians, nothing will.

    I vote

    They Call Me Shane

  41. yathehabsrule says:




    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  42. 24 Cups says:

    Just trying to stir the pot a little:-)

  43. Malreg says:

    Stubbs reported yesterday that Price was shaving it off.

  44. Malreg says:

    Darren Dreger


    Relocation is not being discussed in
    Edmonton. Todays meeting with Q.City is simply an exchanging of
    strategies for similar arena projects.

  45. DearyLeary says:

    The Toronto Sun is a rag.  I wouldn’t trust a word they publish.

  46. 24 Cups says:

    Oilers talking about moving the franchise to Quebec City?

    God help the Habs if they do and then draft Sean Couturier this summer.


  47. DearyLeary says:

    What’s the over/under on players getting seriously injured in tonight’s Philly/Boston game?  I’m hoping for the over.

  48. habaholic68NJ says:

    Not bad.  Your progressions are a little predictable but catchy.  Here is my latest track if you care to listen.

  49. AH says:

    Complete trap game Boone! I have a bad feeling about this one; the boys have been off for 3 days = cobwebs, we always play DOWN to our opposition, and those dam Oilers always play us tough!

    I smell a loss.



  50. WarHero says:

    Right on! Thank you!

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  51. HFX-HabFan says:

    For those who missed it earlier- in honour of playing the Oilers tonight, I’ll continue with the “debut roster” series.  Below is a roster comprised exclusively of current NHLers who made their league debut with the Edmonton Oilers.  Here it is:












    Total cost:  $54.45mil, or $4.95mil under the salary cap.  Lots of talented young forwards (many of whom are with the club today), an underwhelming blueline, and a below-average duo between the pipes.  It’s interesting to note that Edmonton has done a far better job in producing speedy forwards (left off this roster were names like Comrie, Brodziak, Winchester, Schremp and Stortini) to go with the NHL’s fastest ice surface, compared to the D and goaltender positions.

  52. Danno says:

    Did Price slash the ‘stach? Did he mow the mo ? Did he trash the moustache?

    An update is urgently needed.


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

  53. Shiloh says:

    I think that you hold off as long as you can. The more space you have, the better the chance of addressing a need at or near the trade deadline. Let’s say we have a forward injured who’s likely done for the year and Markov is going to return – we have to try to land a forward.

    I don’t know how this works but let’s say that the Habs trade for an expensive rental player this year and then Markov returns. Wouldn’t we be over the cap unless we sent somebody out?

    The other possibility is sending Gomer to Hamilton for three weeks – that would clear almost a million bucks in cap room.

  54. fuhgawz says:

    Tisdale Saskatchewan – a tad far.  But i will keep my ear out for you guys!

  55. Chorske says:

    Cheers Mike, thank you. I wasn’t sure what the rule was.

  56. WarHero says:

    If you live in Ottawa dn think you could give it a go. Let me know πŸ™‚

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  57. fuhgawz says:

    need someone who has a kurt cobain raspy growl mixed with an eddie vedder baritone lol i even come equiped with the plaid

  58. MikeMcLaren says:

    Teams can retroactively put players on IR… not exactly sure of the full salary cap implications of such a move, however.


  59. oshawahabsfan says:

    Sorry, posting from the BlackBerry, it goes a little nuts sometimes

  60. habsruleworld says:

    Hey! Where are all the HIOReporters at?

    Price 2nd star of the month in NHL. and Max Pac 1st star of the month in AHL,

    and no articles here on HIO?  Strange


    Reporters must be hunting for big busted blood donors,,,lol

  61. WarHero says:

    Thx man we really appreciate that, just wait till we get the words on it πŸ™‚ Should be pretty epic! lol

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  62. fuhgawz says:

    Hey WarHero — not to shabby man ! …its got a REM meets Pearl Jam saying hello to Blind Melon and good bye to Silver Chair thing going on.

  63. DearyLeary says:

    If Markov’s out, and we’re still in the top 3 in the conference, I go looking for a top 3 forward rental at the deadline.  

    Picard has shown himself to be dependable, no reason to panic on our back end.  Goals will always be something this team fights for, and if we can find another player who can put the puck in on a consistent basis that makes us much more dangerous for the playoffs.  Moen in the top 6 makes no sense, and at this point in time I don’t think Eller or Pouliot make sense either (they’re logging good minutes, but haven’t shown the consistency demanded of a top line producer yet).


  64. Chorske says:

    With the team doing so well in the standings, I see no reason to commit the “found” cap space just yet. Where’s the fire? The team is winning. So I don’t expect anything to come of that cap space until the Habs drop a few and take a dip in the standings.

    Markov is not on IR yet- seems to me that his cap hit still applies for as long as he is listed as day-to-day. Correct me if I am wrong. If I am rigt, this would confirm that the team is not anxious to make any moves at this point.

    If and when Markov is listed, I would think that space is being saved to pick up a killer rental in Ferbuary. It is what I would do, at any rate.

    I’m a huge poolie, and one of my rules is to never pick a guy with a recent concussion. It’s a friggin BRAIN INJURY, people act like it’s a petit bobo but a concussion is equivalent to brain damage. So I would keep a healthy distance from Johnsson.

    Besides, we are stacked on D. WHat we need is a scoring forward.

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  66. cautiousoptimist says:

    So if you’re the GM and Markov is out until at least April, do you use all that cap space to pick up a replacement for him?  If so, who?  Or do you tough it out and hope that our PP improves all on its own?

    I’d actually give Kim Johnsson a call — does anyone know if he’s back in game shape after that concussion in March?  If there’s uncertainty, a tryout in Hamilton might be a good test.  Landing him wouldn’t require us to give up assets, so that might be my Plan A.

    If not, I wonder what it would take to pry Wisniewski out of Long Island… Or Christian Backman out of Sweden?

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  67. arcosenate says:

    Ken Dryden just did a nice tribute to Red Fisher in the H of C., it was very good.


  68. says:

    haha, you’re a clickywhore!  πŸ™‚

    They Call Me Shane

  69. oshawahabsfan says:

    PK is on Off The Record tonight at 5:00 on TSN. Considering how many times he’s been talked about lately on the show it should be a good interview

  70. oshawahabsfan says:

    PK is on Off The Record tonight at 5:00 on TSN. Considering how many times he’s been talked about lately on the show it should be good interview

  71. oshawahabsfan says:

    PK is on Off The Record tonight at 5:00 on TSN. Considering how many times he’s been talked about lately on the show it should be good interview

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An epic collapse

An unSuper Sunday for your Montreal Canadiens, who blew a 3-0 lead and watched the Rangers score FIVE unanswered goals in the second and third periods.

"I think they just picked it up and started to skate more," said Saku Koivu in response to aa suggestion that the Rangers’ physical playΒ  had turned the game around.

"In the first period we got pucks in their end and were able to get chances because of that. Then in the second half of the game we weren’t skating as well and we didn’t get the pucks deep. We kind of got away from our game plan."

Β "You couldn’t ask for a better start," said Mike Komisarek. "We have to find a way to bury a team and close the gate."

The Canadiens defenceman said the Rangers began to win battles along the boards as the game progressed. Echoing his captain’s analysis, Komisarek said the Rangers’ physical play hadn’t intimidated the Canadiens.

"When we’re prepared to battle, we can play that kind of game. It’s more of an attitude and mentality we have to have, to keep pushing. You can’t let a team like that back in the game.

"We tried too many fancy things instead of sticking with what worked for us."

Christopher Higgins said the Rangers began to win neutral-zone battles in the second half of the game.

"They clogged it up and we played right into it," Higgins said. "Instead of chipping it by them we were trying to make those cute passes. Instead of making them go the whole length of the ice, they only had to go half the ice.

"We stopped skating. That’s what it comes down to."Β 

"These are the kinds of lessons we have to learn as the season goes on and into the playoffs," Komisarek added. "When you have a team down you have to bury them."

Was there a sense that things were slipping away?

"I don’t think so," Komisarek said. "It was just a hard-fought game. Playoff atmosphere, the buzz in the building, the intensity, the battles.

"They got better as the game went on. As a team, we have to feel that pressure and push back."Β 



  1. doug says:

    sounds like perhaps no trade but he’s ticked off for being back out of the lineup? thanks for the info.

  2. jimstr says:

    on radio – CKAC Danny DubΓ© said so.. he left in fury with his complete gears.. we’ll see..

  3. stephen says:

    I thought Ryder played a very involved and inspired game yesterday, and so I am somewhat puzzled by his being scratched. Is something up?

  4. PattyBoy31 says:

    has ryder been traded, somebody just said ckak said hes been traded/ left rink with sticks and bag?!?!?

  5. The Teacher says:


  6. jimstr says:

    Inquire Sir Boone ! Ryder left the building with all his gears – skates, sticks and bag!! please!

  7. Keith says:

    Tom the Bomb and Begin are in and I’m glad. We have to counter Avery an Hollweig types with some of our own.GO HABS GO!!!

  8. The Teacher says:

    I’m getting all goose-bumpy!

  9. Gormdog says:

    I get to watch the game on NBC. Neat-o.

    Been a long time comming. Interesting to see what the US commentators will say.

    (Komi Picks the Gaints to win the SB. Some guy named “Provo” is singing the anthem.)

  10. Steiner says:

    Ryders out.

  11. The Teacher says:

    Ahhh, a Habs love-in or what on CBC?

  12. The Teacher says:

    Especially if we don’t have four players with their butts out and sticks out surrounding him and let him beat you.

  13. Ed says:

    No, he would not. He would never say anything favouring the Habs, and that is why he has been so quiet. He can’t find anything to say. The Habs are playing too well for him. It must be driving him up the wall.

  14. The Teacher says:

    Funny how CBC gives the Laughs 30 minute pre-game shows, but they show up 2 mins prior to the Anthem for our Habs.

  15. The Teacher says:

    Oops, we’re at home.

  16. The Teacher says:

    I wonder who’s a minor-leaguer now!

  17. Ian G Cobb says:

    This will not be a walk in the park EX, Mike as we well know. I believe if we skate like we can, and somehow tie up that big lug Jager when he is behind our net and stay out of the box. We have a good shot at taking these guys by one goal.! It will be a battle.

  18. showey47 says:

    brilliant doug, abosoluty brilliant but at the same time, man am i dumb, lmao

  19. likehoy says:

    it’s a mock video game cover of the Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Edition ’08. With a picture of Mats Sundin’s face superimposed on Mike Weir’s body playing golf.

  20. nightmare_49 says:

    Forsberg rumour : As for the Habs having interest in Peter Forsberg , this is unknown and it seems the Habs haven’t shown much interest but you never know with Bob. Many teams have done their homework and pursued Forsberg vigorishly like Philly , Van , Dallas , Detroit etc. IMO GM Bob would have a better chance of finding a salesperson at Canadian Tire than signing Forsberg , but that’s debatable.

  21. PattyBoy31 says:

    atta boy komi, elisa cuthberts a babe! (wasnt she going out with avery tho :P)
    password: brandy

  22. Alirio says:

    I’m in my seat (last row) and I still don’t know who the starting goalie is …

    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  23. doug says:

    And now for something completely different. Haven’t been on here for a few days but was in NYC on business and the NY Posts had a story about Mike Komisarek’s girlfriend (Elisa Cuthbert) and Paris Hilton.

    I’m not a big fan of tabloid junk or celebrity gossip but if a Habs’ main squeeze is involved I just hope it isn’t distracting.

  24. Barts says:

    Brisebois to the press box FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. doug says:

    for those of us without it, what/who is it?!!

  26. doug says:

    that’s what dvr was made for, showey. . . synchronize, synchronize!

  27. Chuck says:

    If there’s on thing that I could tell the Habs in the locker room, it would be, “NO looking ahead to Tuesday!”

    “All bow down before the Komisaurus Rex!”

  28. showey47 says:

    Sorry, i just don’t have the stomach for cbc or nbc hockey. I’m english and still choose to watch it on rds. In a perfect world i would have the game on tv and the satelitte radio on cjad but the feed is usually 10 to 15 seconds behind what is happening on tv.

  29. Rugger says:

    Being in the States, I will be watching NBC.

  30. Chorske says:

    If Cagerattler were still here, he’d point out that the Habs are playing back-to-back games, whereas the Rangers are rested since their win vs NJ on Friday.

    Or maybe he wouldn’t. πŸ˜‰

  31. 24 Cups says:

    Is anyone going to volunteer to watch the game on NBC today? I would offer but I’m in that heart attack age bracket and can’t risk the shock or stress. I assume it will be the same guys covering the game for CBC today. They did a good job yesterday.

    The Original 24 Cups

  32. Will Longlade says:

    The Habs are poised to exorcise another demon this afternoon. I hope the players remember how they were totally dominated in their last match against the Rangers and play with an edge. The Sens are hearing footsteps!

  33. doug says:

    where’d you hear this?! would exclaim the random benching today. . . must be going somewhere?

  34. Keith says:

    Great start already!!Markov Scores!

  35. The Teacher says:

    YAHOOO! Markov is DOMINANT so far!

  36. doug says:

    even Pierre McGuire is calling Huet “Hue-ette” on NBC. what gives? he knows the mans name.

  37. Chorske says:

    High five to Komi. I hope he posts the videos. πŸ˜‰

  38. doug says:

    Sign Komi to longer term deal already. Sign Pleks to long term contract. Sign Streit. Sign Huet!

  39. stephen says:

    Lundqvist looks a tad shaky and unsure thus far. More shots from just about anywhere should be on order…

  40. Chorske says:

    Hey, are you broadcasting? I’m trying to log in and it keeps telling me your pass is not ‘brandy’.

    I’m away, so any internet feed for this game would be appreciated.

  41. Chorske says:

    As I said in an earlier post, he has fantastic stats this year, but he is actually incredibly inconsistent. I hope he loses but not by a landslide: I have him in my hockey pool.

  42. Steiner says:

    “Hue-ette” is actually the correct pronunciation. I saw Huet in an interview once, where he said when he started playing in the NHL people started calling him “Huet” (the way we have been known to say it.) So actually, Huet-ette is correct πŸ˜‰

  43. doug says:

    Thanks, guys. Doug

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