And on the seventh day…

the Canadiens practised, a scheduled day off erased by head coach Guy Carbonneau. Yesterday featured a video session and back-to-basics on-ice workout for the Canadiens, who tomorrow night face the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre.

Today, the Canadiens make their annual holiday visit to the Montreal Children’s and Ste. Justine’s hospitals. 


  1. hhl says:

    yes thats right considering the habs only brought us 24 cups n countless memories.we should bring something to the habs.the best teams should have the best support them twice as much when they need it.not turn our backs.get with it people. no one likes to get kicked when they r down (well maybe some of yas do) but the majority does not.give them no choice but to pick up their play in a positive way.
    especially if it becomes excess.quit all the b.s an show em that “WE R THE BEST FANS IN HOCKEY”. you all havent heard the last of this. thanx dtd, your negativity inspires me.

  2. Gilles Poisson says:

    denile is a river in Africa. Thank you.

  3. Gilles Poisson says:

    I know what you mean. I just can’t seem to get people to take me seriously. Thank you.

  4. Gilles Poisson says:

    This nice man ask not what your Habs can do for you, but what can you do for your Habs? Thank you.

  5. hhl says:

    well i guess its safe to say that the habs r going threw a little bit of a rough other than conditioning,how can a team poss go from over 500 man games lost due to injurie in a year to say,85? everyone expects the team to win regardless.
    those guys that wear those beloved habs uniforms r not much as some of you would like to think.just because they make 3 4 mil a year does not instantly turn them into think that the team is going to advertise that so n so has an injury? i know i wouldnt.i personally think that those who complain all the time really dont know much about hockey.yes there r only so many excuses they can get away with.wether you r right or not,the team really dosen’t care what you think. now how about this instead of constantly running players out of town, how about say show your support? how can the fans help ryder get out of his slump? now that would be more challenging,and everyone has their opinion but the best opinion would rule. a banner with something positive. a few banners with strong that could make us the best fans in hockey, thus players might actually want to play here.or is that all just wishfull thinking?

  6. hhl says:

    dear dtd: i dont see a problem so much with your comments, its all the name calling that i find rather in other words how can we take you seriously,when your so defensive? calling someone a turd will not earn one’s respect for one,oh and the only difference between someone with a padded bank account and someone who dosen’t is,between their your case, you should find a profession that pays 500,000 a year,would you be happy then? you take hockey waaaaaaaaay to seriously. deal with personnal issues first,then when you r ready to talk to people on an even level people will respect you. i bet you get really mad really the way ,,,,,,, nice tie.

  7. The Teacher says:

    O……k……. (really drawn out)

  8. A. Berke says:

    Don’t try to contradict yourself in the same sentence.

    And a little civility will go a long way.
    Thank you.

    Ali B.

  9. Fagstein says:

    For those of you who are curious, the video session involved the team watching a scene from The Mighty Ducks where the kids learn how to pass.

    Apparently it was a real eye-opener for those with Vaseline on their sticks, which is just about everyone at the moment.

  10. Macurd says:

    Leaf fans want to fire the GM, trade all their picks and sign what ever name player they can get regardless of the contract.

    looks to me that you’re the one who sounds like they’re a ‘Laff’ fan.

  11. Habsrule1 says:

    We have the same coach too!

    Get off Carbo…enough already!

    Go Habs Go!!


  12. ColRouléBleu says:

    I’ll join you then as until next game, I don’t have much to say either (not that I post much on here but that’s beside the point…)

    So umm…yeah… here we go : PLEKANECCCCCCCCCCCCCCC 😉

  13. Plek-Andrew says:


    so yeh.

    i have nothing to say.

  14. belair57 says:

    I have been reading all your comments, and decided to put in my 2 cents worth.
    My opinion. Carbo should not be calling out his players as he has done in the past two weeks, especially Price. This is a fragile team already. Look in the mirror Carbo. Dealing with veterans and/or rookies are two different things. As a coach you should be able to deal with both. As it looks, YOU CAN’T. Being a great player does not mean being a great coach.

    #1=Learn how to deal with veterans.
    #2=Learn how to teach youngsters.
    #3=Never call out players.
    #4=Stop blobing at the refs.
    #5=Stop mixing up all the lines.
    #6=If you can’t handle it, BYE BYE.
    #7=I am sick and tired of hearing you say “I sleep comfortable at nights”, maybe you really don’t care.

    I am sure some of you will disagree with these comments, yes we do have a bright futur, and all these prospects will be better in couple of years, but I personally do not believe that Carbo is the one who is capable of achieving this goal. Thank-you.

  15. 24 Cups says:

    Lots of people seem to be calling for Carbonneau’s head these days. I think we have to ask ourselves an honesty question before we do that. Do we want him fired because he doesn’t really possess the skill to be a head coach or do we want him fired because our team isn’t really as talented as we think it is and somebody has to pay the price for the Habs mediocrity. In fairness, I think we need to take a step back and try and objectively answer that question before we make him walk the plank. For me personally, I feel that our present roster(those are the only players we should judge Carbo’s performance by) reflects a talent pool that would put us in the middle of the pack in terms of the Eastern Conference standings. It will be touch and go to make the playoffs from now until April. I also felt the Carbo would learn from last year’s experiences and that would be reflected in the team’s overall play. Right now it seems to be one step forward, one step back. The calling out of players publicly and the constant lines changes within the same game get on my nerves. How do other guys on this site see it? Is it Carbo’s inferior coaching or just that we really aren’t as talented as some devoted fans might think? Ultimately, the answer to that question will decide Carbonneau’s fate.

    The Original 24Cups

  16. Habsrule1 says:

    Bill H hit it right on the head!
    I agree 100%!

    I also think there was nothing wrong with what Carbo said after the game. This is the NHL, and these are men, not boys. Price made a mistake or 2 and so did Chipchura…so be it.
    It’s ok to say, and it’s ok that they made mistakes. We have a lot of young players that are learning. Is that Carbo’s fault? No. Is it Carbo’s fault that Ryder has 3 goals? No.
    The future looks good, but we have to be patient. I also believe we do need to trade for that one 40 or 50 goal scorer as I don’t think any of our young guns are that guy….maybe Higgins, I’m not sure.
    These are growing pains, and like it or not, our Habs are growing. Stay on the bandwagon, and we’ll all celebrate together in 2-4 years.

    I, for one, will be there.

    Go Habs Go!!


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