Audio: On breaks and pro rassler Killer Koivu

From the Canadiens dressing room this afternoon after a spirited midday practice, the final practice (thankfully) before the team gets down to business Friday in Columbus and Saturday in Toronto:

Christopher Higgins on playing with Saku Koivu and Alex Tanguay, etc.;
Mike Komisarek on slow starts after a long break (remember Anaheim?), etc.;
Josh Gorges on being rassled WWE-style to the ice by Koivu, and on being off the hook for a rookie dinner that can’t be held without any rookies;
• Head coach Guy Carbonneau’s daily briefing in English and French.


  1. Penneywize says:

    Alright, I’ll say it: whatever happened to spelling “wrestled” with a W? and an R? And only one S?

  2. Dee says:

    I just heard the same thing on the radio Gillette wants to sell,he denies it.Balsillie’S name was mentioned.Where there is smoke there is a cigarette.If they try to move the Habs there will be a war in Montreal.This is the team that Toronto would like as there 2nd team Ha!Money talks!!!!!

    Habs Fan 4 Ever & Ever Amen.

  3. spirit of the Habs says:

    “Jut call him up for the rookie party” Hey dicks thanks for dinner” haha

    Canadas Team, Gods Team You name it The Habs are it

  4. Naila Jinnah says:

    HA! It’s okay Higgy. We’re sick of just practices too.

    Also, is it just me or does Josh sound different? Maybe getting over a cold or something…

  5. MannyP says:

    Breaking news out of La Presse! The Canadiens are for sale!
    According to an interview given by Jim Balsillie set to appear in tomorrow’s edition of La Presse, the Montreal Canadiens hockey club is up for sale. George Gillett vehemently denied the news, which then prompted Gary Bettman to echo and confirm Gillett’s denial.

    I’ve personally been wondering lately, why George Gillett would not, indeed put his hockey team up for sale. Their value is sky high and with the value of the Canadian dollar settling back down, now would be the perfect peak opportunity to cash in on his investment. Remains to be seen whether Gillett is indeed in this thing for the glory and prestige associated to owning the Yankees of hockey, or for the cold hard cash. A businessman is a business man. Gillett has been down before, where he probably developed a very strong relationship with the bottom line.

    But then again, this is Jim Balsillie we are talking about.

  6. habs haven says:

    after NY rangers game tonight, habs have 6 games in hand over them!

  7. The Capitalist Pig says:

    And some really good tans!

  8. CHsam says:

    yeah that was a beauty!

  9. Number31 says:

    the notwithstanding clause – The general consensus of an ordinary Habs fan in Montreal

  10. MNaslund26 says:

    this schedule is stupid.

  11. Number31 says:

    Gorges is hilarious!

  12. Chuck says:

    No rookie dinner this year; at least O’Byrne’s safe!


  13. Habhopeful says:

    10:00 minute video of the Making of Kovalev DVD…Its a really nice side to see of Kovalev, way out of his element…

    “We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don’t even have to go to the hospital.”
    ~Brad Park.

  14. Wonger63 says:

    if komisarek makes the all-star team, and everyone shoots in the penalty shot competition… I feel bad for him

  15. Chuck says:

    I bet he scores!


  16. nightmare_49 says:

    There was no NHL Morning Papers today as the editor was ailing so here’s some hockey bits – On the Beat …..… …………………………. Afternoon Delight …..… ……………………………….. Steve Mason will Start in Nets for the BlueJacket’s Friday and Rostislav Rusty Klesla their #1 ‘D’, i love to have him, will be a Game Time Decision .. Puck-Rakers ….. ………………………. New York Times : Hockey Night in Blogdom …..

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