Brodeur on goalie interference

From New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, asked postgame last night about the two goaltender interference calls assessed to Canadiens captain Brian Gionta – who had no comment last night about them.

(To this observer, Brodeur sold the first-penalty contact big-time, but props to him for drawing the call.)

“Contact happens really quick. The first one, (Gionta) bumped me because that puck was fluttering … it’s in the net, he prevented me from moving to catch it (but) it was wide.

“The second one, you should see my collarbone. You’ll see why I don’t understand (any controversy). I didn’t even look to see who hit me, I got a shot and the referee raised his hand.

“It’s fun for goalies that we’re protected. Carey got one, out of his crease. When they (call) it fair, it’s OK. (laughing) But the guy who does it, he never thinks he’s done anything wrong.”


  1. MrNax says:

    MAB was by far the worst Hab on the team last year.   There’s a valid reason why no other team has picked him up yet: he’s terrible.  He may contribute offensively from time to time, however, he is so much of a defensive liability that he will never be worth picking up.  I’m pretty sure he was a (-12) in the playoffs last year when the next worst player on the team was around a (-5).  That’s flat out terrible.

  2. Curtis O Habs says:

      Glad to see I am not the only one.   I have become somewhat hockey bilingual over the last 5 years.  The American feed in english seems bland now.

  3. J Haul says:

    Brodeur is a P.O.S. Can’t stand his smug attitude. Just looooooves sticking it to his hometown and their fans.

  4. Willy the bum says:

    Well, Brodeur still got it in him, especially when he pulled a shutout.

    And I heard the game is quite boring to watch. If you think the Devils played much duller than us, you’re wrong.  They were at least more careful, and look how that played out.  It’s not Jacques Lemaire’s coaching anymore; they just played that way.

  5. secretdragonfly says:



  6. habaddict_andy says:



    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  7. soperman says:

    There’s French and there’s French.  The play by play is pretty simple, but I lose the train when they are analyzing during the intermissions and after the game.

    My wife hates the fact I listen in French.  I am not sure what the issue is, she is a Habs fan.


    “You want to keep weening de Coupe? Then sign zee great Pew-sie!”

  8. LA Loyalist says:

    just for fun watch the highlight show one busy night, all the teams, even if we don’t care about the games.

    It’s pretty informative about how most goals are scored

    a) crashing the net

    b) screens and chaos

    c) lateral movement of defenders and especially goalies

    blah blah blah you get the occasional end to end rush and deke that gets everyone’s attention, but in essence, it’s the creation of defensive breakdowns, which happen when you 1 move the puck quickly and 2 make other guys move their bodies

    It’s worth looking at. Don’t we have coaches that do this? Can we hire Roger Nielson?

  9. pic1983 says:

    coaching my friend.  Either the coaches arent laying it out or the players ain’t buyin it. 

  10. Prax says:

    All these stats are misleading lol.

    – Mara is playing so much because they literally don’t have any other choice.

    – D’Agostini’s goals were all in one game.

    – Latendresse is fat.

  11. pic1983 says:

    1. Probably, and I applaud it.

    2. dont even get me started on gomez….

    3. Even the best have bad games every once in a while.

    4.  Hes not too good against montreal, we just dont test him.  we have to change our strategy against new jersey, we keep playing right into their game plan.  I think the players also need to erase the fact that he plays well against us, and just treat him like hes any other goalie.  He generally has us beat on the mental side before the puck is every dropped.

    5.  They arent coached to function on a powerplay without a big shot at the point.  They have to work on cycling the puck around, and maybe changing up the units.  Passing the puck down low more and looking for back door plays.  Also, our pointmen aren’t really doing a great job of distributing the puck, and generally look like their always making the bad play.  Powerplay is one of those places where I feel coaching makes a huge difference. 

  12. B says:

    I also noticed that Paul Mara has averaged over 19 minutes per game and leads the Ducks with a +3.

  13. B says:

    Moore has 4 in 6.

  14. samTHEman says:

    And Dags has 3 in 5

  15. Chuck says:

    Along with Gionta, Price looked the most engaged of any player on the ice.


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  16. LA Loyalist says:

    You’re right, quick passing creates motion.

    Playing the point is about more than a hard shot, though the THREAT of a hard shot is important.

    It’s about judgement and timing and placement of the shot or pass.

    The critical thing we are NOT doing at all is creating lateral movement on the defence.

    When the goalie and defenders have to move laterally it creates gaps and seams that can be exploited by speed.


    So why are we not doing it?


  17. HardHabits says:

    Look. Price didn’t have a great game. The difference from this year to last is all in the body language. He didn’t have his deer in the headlights stare, even after the 3rd goal, he didn’t give his defensemen any “how could you leave me hang out to dry like that” dirty looks, he didn’t collapse and let everything that was missing the net bounce off of his glove go in for a goal, rather he played with poise and battled. 3-0. 10-0. 1-0. You’re team isn’t going to win if they don’t score.

    This is a team game is it not?

  18. Richard B says:

    I also watch RDSHD and struggle with french. I’m hoping that if I watch enough I’ll learn the language better. I know what baton eleve is (even if I can’t spell it)

    Plecks is by far the best player we have. If they want to get Gionta going I’d play cammy, plecks and Gionta on the first PP unit…just for a short time. Eventually the gomez gionta line has to produce or this team will go no where. I think putting cammy with Gionta and Gomez just makes both lines worse. If you want to try a shift with all the eggs in one basket the line has to be Cammy, Plecks and Gionta…

    I think when we see that we’ll know we have absoultly no hope of line II actaully scoring a goal.


    Aside: I hope by now management realizes that Pouliot and moen are not the solution for the GG line.

    Richard B

  19. RGM says:

    1. No denying that he made some pretty nice saves to at least give the team a chance in the early going.

    2. Gomez is one of the many playmakers that we have on the team. It doesn’t bother me if he doesn’t necessarily get a ton of shots on a nightly basis – what will be of concern to me is seeing his linemates not getting any shots.

    3. Everybody’s due to have a less than stellar game every so often.

    4. Just Marty being Marty. He is, after all, the winningest goalie of all time and you don’t get there by losing often for long stretches of time.

    5. Not enough shots hitting the net – too many are getting blocked and/or going wide. They’re not creating the back door play that makes for an easy convert. There’s a real lack of finish on the part of the guys that are supposed to be our finishers.

    Go Habs Go!

  20. otter649 says:

    Rick Rypien suspended 6 games…….

  21. SmartDog says:

    I like your answer about our PP.  Too much blasting from guys who can’t hit the small targets.  Our passing game previous years seemed to be quicker, more inventive.  Now it’s like “watch us pass… here we go… passing…”.  Unless the other team falls asleep there’s no way they’ll miss most of these shots.

    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  22. Kooch7800 says:

    Latts has 3 goals and 2 assists in 6 games.  DAMN

  23. Kappy says:

    I watched most of the game, in French which unfortunatly I don’t understand.  My wife thinks it is hilarious that I am watching something in a langauge I don’t understand.  She’s not a sports fan.

    Anyways, our PP sucks BIG time.  We are all hoping that Andrei the Great can fix it upon his return, but I am not even sure if he can fix that mess.  If the PP continues to be terrible after a 3-4 games with Markov, do we sign MAB?  I think so.  PP is very important in today’s NHL and MAB had something like 15 goals last year. Well, I am talking PP… Why isn’t Pleks on the starting unit with AK and Cammy?  They are clearly are best offensive line.

  24. Kooch7800 says:

    double post

  25. SeriousFan09 says:

    1. Best-performing player on the team like Chuck said and Fan Vote seems to result in at least 1 Hab getting notation even in the loss.

    2. Not answering a Gomez question to feed your obsessions.

    3. Coincidence, even your team’s best guys can have bad nights.

    4. Montreal lets him be too good, didn’t challenge him enough and they seem to be psychologically beaten by him 9 times out of 10 before the game starts, you hope that the Habs can squeeze some grease through and win on that but this was relaly par for the course.

    5. New set-up isn’t working, they should revert to two defencemen working the points, last-man back doesn’t work with the personnel and it prevents Cammy from threatening the goaltender from his office in RH faceoff circle with the cluttered offensive setup and the team to effectively hold the puck in since our smaller players make it harder to rule sideboards and behind the net play.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  26. joeybarrie says:

    I would have been happier to see him be a little more solid in the first goal, but he played a very good game. Not only was he the ONLY thing interesting going on, he made some GREAT KEY saves. In my mind he deserved the 3rd star.  Who would you have given it to?

    He is supposed to pass the puck to the shooters can score. That’s why Gio had 8 SOG…


    We didn’t play well.

    Markov is not the only thing wrong with the PP, I think we are depending too much on the defensive slap shot to score goals. We need some passing in front of the net.  I find our cycling and PP options have declined in the last 2 seasons. I think we have become too reliant on Markov’s spot, and MAB’s shot.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  27. 123456 says:

    price did have a couple great saves, im sure he wants the first one back as should the defense who watched the play. second goal was dumb luck but those are the bounces. third goal georges (i think it was him) screened price and moved so as not to get hit – bammo goal similar to hammer earlier in the year.

    bounces are bounces and sometime you get them and other times not – although the habs had more shots NJ did have more chances to score.


    1) agree 3rd star is too much for this game.

    2) gomez too busy watching gio shoot 8 on net… too early to start a rant but yea expect more from gomez

    3) first goal was their fault and georges screened price on teh third – second gaol they were stuck killin a penalty for too long – it happens – gill could barely move.

    4) marty is good, even if NJ is jsut an average team are the habs really much better?

    5) while many are saying just wait until markov comes back – these are NHL players – they all should be able to score on the PP. the positive here is the habs have won some games without the PP clicking – imagine how they will look with 1 or 2 PP goals a game.

  28. Chuck says:

    1. Save for the first goal, he was easily the team’s best-performing player

    2. I wouldn’t mind seeing him put more opuck on net as the situation warrants, but I’d prefer to see Gionta shooting with Gomez feeding him the passes.

    3. Everyone was soft on coverage on the first goal, allowing NJ to gain the zone far to easily. -1 on that play well deserved. The other two? A deflection and a screen… I’ll chalk those up to “crap happens”.

    4. It ain’t Marty. He was good as a result of the sleep-inducing style of “hockey” that NJ played. I don’t think that Brodeur broke a sweat in any period.

    5. Establish a presence in front of the net. Stop blasting away from the point when the goalie has a clear view (Subban, I’m looking at you).


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  29. Chuck says:

    For reference, this is straight from the NHL rulebook:


    69.3 Contact Inside the Goal Crease – If an attacking player
    initiates contact with a goalkeeper, incidental or otherwise, while the
    goalkeeper is in his goal crease, and a goal is scored, the goal will
    be disallowed.

    If a goalkeeper, in the act of establishing his position within his
    goal crease, initiates contact with an attacking player who is in the
    goal crease, and this results in an impairment of the goalkeeper’s
    ability to defend his goal, and a goal is scored, the goal will be

    If, after any contact by a goalkeeper who is attempting to establish
    position in his goal crease, the attacking player does not immediately
    vacate his current position in the goal crease (i.e. give ground to the
    goalkeeper), and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed. In all
    such cases, whether or not a goal is scored, the attacking player will
    receive a minor penalty for goalkeeper interference.

    If an attacking player establishes a significant position within the
    goal crease, so as to obstruct the goalkeeper’s vision and impair his
    ability to defend his goal, and a goal is scored, the goal will be

    For this purpose, a player “establishes a significant position
    within the crease” when, in the Referee’s judgment, his body, or a
    substantial portion thereof, is within the goal crease for more than an
    instantaneous period of time.

    Refer also to Reference Tables – Table 18 – Interference on the Goalkeeper Situations.


    69.4 Contact Outside the Goal Crease – If an attacking player
    initiates any contact with a goalkeeper, other than incidental contact,
    while the goalkeeper is outside his goal crease, and a goal is scored,
    the goal will be disallowed.

    A goalkeeper is not “fair game” just because he is outside the goal
    crease. The appropriate penalty should be assessed in every case where
    an attacking player makes unnecessary contact with the goalkeeper.
    However, incidental contact will be permitted when the goalkeeper is in
    the act of playing the puck outside his goal crease provided the
    attacking player has made a reasonable effort to avoid such unnecessary

    When a goalkeeper has played the puck outside of his crease and is
    then prevented from returning to his crease area due to the deliberate
    actions of an attacking player, such player may be penalized for
    goalkeeper interference. Similarly, the goalkeeper may be penalized, if
    by his actions outside of his crease he deliberately interferes with an
    attacking player who is attempting to play the puck or an opponent.

    Refer also to Reference Tables – Table 18 – Interference on the Goalkeeper Situations.


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  30. SmartDog says:


    1. Price had a decent game and you can’t hang the loss on him.  But third star?  Really?  Are the fans just trying to pump him up?

    2. Gomez had 0 shots on goal.  Isn’t he supposed to be playing in traffic a little more?  Or is that cool ‘because he’s a passer’?

    3. Gill and Gorges were both -3. Is this the inevitable “I’ve been getting too much good press lately” reaction or just a coincidence?

    4. A few of us posted last night that Marty was due and the Habs were just the solution for his slow start.  Gio with 8 SOG and two penalties did his part to try to shake Marty up.  What else CAN the Habs do really or is Marty just too good against Montreal?

    5. The PP usually suffers when Markov is out but not to this degree. Last in th league?  1 in 20?  (And that one scored by Gorges.)  Wow. What are they doing wrong? 


    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  31. avatar_58 says:

    Oh please. No different what happened to Carey VS the first Gionta call. He sold them both if you ask me. You see the size of that man? Zero way a small fry like Gio could knock him over without massive effort.

  32. blu3chip says:

    I really don’t understand the call. Brodeur was clearly outside the blue paint.

  33. SLONCOLD says:

    u can’t interfere with a goalies ability to stop the puck in or out of his crease

  34. mike g says:

    So where’s SeriousFan this morning?…

    I wanna be given credit for saying Brodeur was gonna beat the Habs yet again last night.

    Comon Robert, stop hiding!!!!


    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

     I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  35. blu3chip says:

    You bet against the Habs, and still have the guts to say it out loud here, shame on you.

  36. SeriousFan09 says:

    That’s cause you keep spreading the negative waves!!!


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  37. mike g says:

    Excuse me…

    But when Marty Brodeur is playing vs the Habs, the guy can be 92 years old and the Devils can dress 4 players, and Marty will still play well and pick up the win.

    Devils vs Montreal is a joke for the past decade.

    Picking the Devils to win last night was a piece of cake. Sometimes there are no-brainers, and that’s always the case with this matchup.

    And the only reason why I wanted to mention it again, is because some people on this site never see us loosing games. Before every single game they think the Habs will win, and can never predict a loss. Well, losing is part of sports, and the Habs will lose games this year. I’m honest enough to say when I think they’ll lose, and last night was the perfect example.

    If you’re an honest fan, you’ll understand….


    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

     I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  38. blu3chip says:

    I certainly expect the Habs to lose. On the season opener I told my friend I had a feeling we are going to lose to the Leafs, Habs vs Leafs games are always weird and screwed up.

    I also have no problem with Habs fans betting against Habs, I just feel that it is quite shameful for them to say it out loud and post it on this Habs forum.

  39. mike g says:

    I’m not coming here to bragg…

    I just came here this morning to poke fun at SeriousFan, because we were debating about last nights game yesterday afternoon. And he said Brodeur was finished, n I was saying he was gonna win last night.

    Don’t think that I get happy in the pants when the Habs lose. I always want them to win.


    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  40. J.T. says:

    Seriously.  The Devils coaching staff knows it’ll only take them ninety points to make the playoffs.  The Habs hand them the other eight.


  41. HabsTrueBlue says:

    LOL you actually think it’s *shameful* for someone to say that they think the Habs will lose a particular game LOL. You need to get some life perspective.

  42. mike g says:

    It’s crazy…


    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

     I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  43. blu3chip says:

    hmmm read my comment again before you LOL?

    I didn’t say it’s shameful for someone to say Habs are going to lose, I said I think it’s shameful for Habs fans to say out loud they bet against the Habs.

    If I were betting against the Habs, I will sure keep my mouth shut.

  44. HabsTrueBlue says:

    Okay my bad reading (or your edit). But, did the OP say that he “bet” against the Habs or just that he thought they were going to lose?

  45. blu3chip says:

    I never edited the post. It’s a short post and I’m not sure how to make minor changes to completely change the meaning without you noticing.

    I was referring to the post(s) OP posted yesterday about betting against the Habs.

  46. mike g says:


    Comon, that was such an obvious loss even before the game started.

    And was that ever a boring chess match or what>?


    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  47. SeriousFan09 says:

    Don’t get me started on NJ, glad that bore-the-NHL-to-death franchise is finally falling apart.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  48. Fant-HAB-ulous says:

    I had actually PVR’d the game last night because I had a meeting until 8. I did my earmuffs routine all the way to my front door and eventually my couch.

    And now I have a confession to make…that game was SO BORING, my finger found it’s way to the FF button far too often. I haven’t seen such a boring game in a very long time.

    I had a chance to get tickets to the game, but something in my brain went “don’t do it, it’s NJ, it will be boring”, but wow, I had no idea…

  49. joeybarrie says:

    For me its similar to Laps shaking his gloves but not dropping them to rope the other guy into a penalty. Tricks of the trade.

    Problem is last night was among the other calls we seem to be getting this season. Crappy and unfair. This happens, and you get over it. However we seem to be getting more than our fair share, like injuries last season. Multiplied by the puck bouncing the wrong way, and a few of our guys are just unlucky.

    Now I know I tend to only see the game one way, but alot of our penalties have been questioned by even the announcers. I have CenterIce, so I ALWAYS get to listen to the opposing announcers. If they say the penalty was weak, you know your on to something.

    That being said every team has this happening at some point. For awhile we were getting good bounces and the streak was working for us. It’ll turn around soon.

    Best part of our unlucky streak… We are 3-2-1. Not a bad place to be when we have been unlucky, and missing our PP key. I pray he is back next week.

    I obviously don’t know the rule, cause like BluChip says, he was outside the paint. I don’t think its fair for him to be so farout of his goal, and we still can’t go near him.

    In the end none of it matters, we as usual, played a game where we didn’t score or even come up with good chances. We didn’t deserve to win, and have to come back alot better. IN THE END ITS ONLY ONE GAME and i’m pretty happy with our team so far this year.

    Not making the playoffs???  If we had of won last night, we would be tied with Tampa. Who apparently are the team to beat this year if you listen to some of our posters.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  50. Bugs says:

    It sure was crappy and unfair for us that Buffaler got called for too many men after they pulled their goalie, right?

    Decadently yours, I recline 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:

  51. psyko514 says:

    I just assumed Gionta and Brodeur were catching up on old times.

  52. mike g says:

    Mike G’s Morning Wrap-up….

    So, who watched the game last night?

    And I mean actually watching from the 1st second up until the final buzzer went off, without even missing one single second of action?

    That’s right, none of us.

    Thank you New Jersey for showing us how to totally kill a sport. Alot of people blame expensive tickets, bad location, and sometimes a poor visiting team for the low attendance figures in NJ. Well, those are all false reasons. The real reason is because nobody sane would actually want to watch the Devils, not even for free. I’m a diehard hockey fan, I’ll watch the Coyotes play against Columbus. But NJ, no thank you. I don’t care if you pay me hundreds of dollars to go watch one of their games, life is too short to waste it watching absolutely nothing go on for 3 hours.

    Now, back to the actual game. Andrei 46, glad to see you went back to sleep last night. Nothing close to the player we saw over the past week. Same goes for Pouliot, thanks for proving once again that you should change skates. At one point in the 3rd period, Benny was chasing a puck into the Devils zone, skating at about 70% of his speed, and he falls staright on his face. Like seriously man, wtf is going on? He didn’t even turn or pivot, he was skating straight the whole way down into the zone, and falls straight down like a sack of potatoes.

    Anyhoo, Carey played alright. Made some nice saves, and was unlucky on the 2nd goal. He must be in nets tomorrow, and pick up the 2pts vs a very desperate Ottawa squad.

    As for my prediction for tomorrow’s game, I’ll have to wait and see who plays with Gomez and Gionta. I’m expecting JM to try Darche/Pyatt/Moen/Pouliot/Eller, all at the same time on the left wing. Throw out those 5 guys with Gomez and Gio, and hope that one of them can click.

    I’m sure we won’t get a too many men on the ice penality, the NHL will understand. They “lent” the Dallas Stars 8 million dollars to pay their bills, the least they can do for everyone else is allow non-monetary advantages every once in a while, no?


    If we don’t re-sign him, were in a ton of trouble.



    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  53. SeriousFan09 says:

    So far this season, AK’s numbers are better than those of Mike Richards, just sayin’…

    Re-sign Markov you say? pssssh, we’ve got P.K. Subban who’s totally capable of replacing a Top-10 NHL defencemen, everyone knows those guys are easily replaced by rookies! Or at least that’s what I read around here last season so it  must be true.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  54. SLONCOLD says:

    my quick points/thoughts:

    – I thought AK skated fairly well last night and was doing a good job fore checking

    – I would start Auld because i would like to have Price rested for mondays game( he’s played 6 in a row, so good time to give him a break)

    – I know we are a better team with markow but i’m not feelin like he can turn everything around for this team. Some of our forwards have to step up.

  55. secretdragonfly says:

    I must confess, having not watched Mtl play since the weekend, I did watch every minute to the bitter end (except for when I was flipping back to watch the Leafs-Rangers game).  The boys would have to be playing like 5-year olds and losing by a margin of about 10 goals before I’d turn off a game.

  56. Storm Man says:

    What action did I miss from last night’s game? Jersey played the same style they have played for the past how many years? I hope one day JM will wake up from the 90’s and understand when you play a trapping team your team should play a up tempo game to break the trap. Oh well maybe the team should have JM do a bag skate today to show him what up tempo means. Go Yankees Go tonight :).

  57. Chuck says:

    I watched every second of it. Toothpicks between the eyelids helped.


    Centre Hice: documenting one fan’s attachment to the Montreal Canadiens.

  58. spcbrass says:

    I watched it all.  The team tried hard for about 10 minutes to start he game, no real chances though with all of the shots directly at Brodeur.  After that the boys stood still in every zone last night.  You aren’t going to win many hockey games standing still and watching the puck.

  59. mike g says:

    PK’s got a long way to go before he can even be mentionned in the same category as Markov….

    And I laughed at those people who said otherwise last year too.

    I remember them in  the playoffs saying, “Trade Markov, we’ve got Subban now!”…

    Ah, Habs fans….


    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  60. SeriousFan09 says:

    I wish there was a real rivalry game left this month to get the team’s blood boiling or something but no, we’ve got the Senators barn where the Habs fans are louder than the locals, the Coyotes whose only redeeming feature is Paul Bissonnette’s Twitter, Isles home-and-away (who are leading the EC, WTF?) and another welfare team in the Panthers.

    Oh well, will be a test to see how the team does against teams they should be beating, last season was ugly for that, albeit we do have the potential bonus of Markov’s return coinciding with a nice burn of the NYI once again.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  61. joeybarrie says:

    Always makes me think of beating NYR coming from 0-5… I remember thinking to myself at the half way mark into the 2nd period. They scored 5 goals in 30 minutes, we could too. My wife said JUST TURN IT OFF ITS OVER. I though to myself they can turn it around… Then thinking “Am I delusional? Am I the worst cup half full fan in the world? Honestly whats wrong with me thinking we can win this game?”

     was happy to be a believer that night. MY WIFE, not so much. Trying to get some early sleep, I ran into the bedroom on the 3rd and 4th goals to wake her from ALMOST sleep. She was not happy, but ignored it. 5th goal and I BUST IN, Both dogs scared jumped up barking and she was just in that nice GOOD sleep spot. OH MAN WAS SHE PISSED. When we scored in overtime, I jumped up and down, DOWNSTAIRS on my own….

    She STILL says to me when she goes to bed early on a game night… IF THEY SCORE DONT WAKE ME…..

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  62. secretdragonfly says:

    Ha ha, know exactly how that feels – however, hubby doesn’t have a choice because if he goes to bed early, he can still hear me scream from downstairs when they score (probably the neighbours can too, come to think of it).

  63. joeybarrie says:

    Your husband obviously does not have the I will curse you, Italian “STINK EYE’ that my wife does.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  64. secretdragonfly says:

    Thankfully, no.

  65. pic1983 says:

    That was such an epic game! cant believe it didnt make TSN’s top-10 comebacks that they had aired a couple weeks back.

  66. Prax says:


    Hey guys,


    Quick not on the whole TSN / Habs things. I’m probably making an issue out of nothing and it will likely end up on the Videotron grid sooner or later, but I wasn’t reassured with their call to fans to contact their providers (which we all know means Videotron). We had enough trouble getting TSN2 on the grid, and I hope we can all rally and get videotron to add the regional Habs feed TSN is going to be offering as early as Monday’s first game! I’m really looking forward to hearing Randorf and Johnson call the game but I have a feeling I won’t get to unless I do it online or at a friend’s house.


    I posted a call to arms in my latest blog (after the powerplay rant, lol), and hopefully we can all contact Videotron and get them to add the feed!


    Check it out for links:





  67. RGM says:

    As I understand it after speaking to an Eastlink rep yesterday, the regional feed will be similar to what CBC does with their HNIC broadcasts. If you live in region X, you will simply have the game on your normal channel.

    Go Habs Go!

  68. shiram says:

    Price, like the rest of the team, just came from 4 days without a game. I’m not sure he is “tired” and i would prefer we have him than Auld.

    Keep Auld in case Price has a bad streak of games, or lets in too many in one game.

    Anyways, someone needs to do some yelling in the dressing room so some of the players wake up… need some energy out on the rink.

  69. mike g says:

    Price has to play tomorrow…

    It will be his 2nd game in 6 days, nothing to be tired about.

    And less than 20 shots against last night, nothing to be tired about.

    Keep Auld on the bench where he belongs. No use putting him in vs Ottawa and handing them 2 pts on a golden platter.



    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  70. SeriousFan09 says:

    I watched every second of it. Toothpicks in the eyes helped.



    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  71. joeybarrie says:


    Problem is my new TV has one feature most do not. The only colours you see in TRUE HD is BLEU, BLANC, et ROUGE. Maybe its my eyes, I don’t know.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  72. SmartDog says:

    maybe the team should have JM do a bag skate today to show him what up tempo means

    Kinda closing the barn door after the horses are out… but come to think of it, that sounds very JM-like.


    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  73. Prax says:

    On the TSN story they mentioned a specific channel… 1402 in HD. I believe TSN and TSN2 are 1401 and 1402 respectively. Moreover, look at the first game, Monday Oct. 25th. You think that TSN is going to switch their feed from Monday Night Football to a Habs/Coyotes game? Somehow I doubt it. HNIC has different games in different regions, but the entire network is on hockey. 

    I could be wrong but it does seem like there will be a specific, separate feed, kind of like how Center Ice only goes live during games.

  74. RGM says:

    I’m just going by what they told me, and who knows what variance there will be between Halifax and St. John’s and Moncton – they could always re-route MNF to TSN2 for the regional feed so that everybody has a choice of which game to watch. They may even do that for the Habs game.

    Go Habs Go!

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