Cammalleri on TSN talks headshots, PK and the playoffs

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The Canadiens Mike Cammalleri was a guest today on TSN’s “Off The Record” with Michael Landsberg at the NHLPA golf outing (video) and talk turned to headshots and his role as a member of the NHL-NHLPA Competition Committee. As part of that group, Cammalleri is involved in all the matters that pertain to the state of the game and the rules, and the hottest topic in that realm remains hits to the head and concussions. Cammalleri called it “a sensitive issue” and “the focus of this summer.”

He’s been involved in day-long meeting on the Committee, representing the players and their feelings about where the game should go in this area.

Asked his personal feelings on the subject by Landsberg, how far he is willing to go to make the game safer, Cammalleri stated, “For me, if you’re asking me, pretty far. I think when it comes to a toughness needed to play the game, that’s important, and I think you find that in a lot of different ways. Let’s play as tough a brand as you want. If it’s going to take a broken limb here and there, I’m OK with that. I know that might sound a little harsh. But when it comes to the brain, I think we can’t be ignorant and we have to be very aware of what’s taking place with brain injuries so I’d like to see them clean that up.”

He continued, “I think there’s a certain vulnerability now because of the speed of the game to the player who still has an awareness that didn’t take place in years before.”

Landsberg asked, “Is there any excuse to hit a guy in the head?”

“It can happen just because, once again, the speed is so fast and there’s going to be some inherent risk,” Cammalleri answered, “but I think that the responsiblity on the hitter should be much more and that there is a way to do it without hitting the head.”

The new Rule 48, which strengthens the old blindside and lateral hit to the head rule for next season will make many more hits that intentially target the head illegal. No longer will there be a “hitting zone” behind the net and the checker can be penalized for a north-south hit if the the referee rules the hit could be avoided. But some hits to the head to vulnerable players will be permitted if the player is ruled to have put himself in postition to be hit in the head, a very gray area that will likely cause much controvery in the upcoming season.

Landsburg also told Cammalleri that P.K. Subban told him he was cheering for the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals. Landsberg asked Cammalleri if he believed Subban and Cammalleri responded, “I believe him. He tells the truth. He says a lot, but he tells the truth.”

Then Landsberg asked Cammalleri who he was rooting for in the Finals. The response? “I would have rather seen Vancouver win. I have some friends there….It’s tough to see the rival win.” Landsberg kept at it. What if the Bruins were playing San Jose? “Maybe San Jose,” Cammalleri answered. What about Boston against Moscow Dynamo? “It’d be the Moscow Dynamo.”

Asked by Landsberg how long it took him to get over the disappointment of losing to Boston in a seventh game overtime, Cammalleri said, “Not long….Pretty much right after, I was exciting about next year. I mean, when you lose, you lose. But the idea is wanting to win one of those Stanley Cups and you can’t do it once you lose, so it’s about getting ready for next year.”

113 Comments

  1. bob says:

    COMING SOON TO A HOCKEY ARENA NEAR YOU.
    PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY PLAYER DIES FROM A HEAD SHOT.

    RClavel

  2. 24moreCups says:

    I wish Cammy would of slapped Landsberg in the face with his golf glove hand.

  3. 24moreCups says:

    Double post*

  4. habs_r_us says:

    check gomez’s reaction to pk talking about training at 4:33

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PB00lY2YrQ

    • Bripro says:

      That’s was a great clip. I’ve never seen that before.
      It gives you a bit of inside on their personalities.
      Maybe that’s why JM puts up with Gomez’s lack of productivity,
      because he makes everyone feel like family. (so I’ve heard).
      They keep talking about chemistry….

  5. Les-Habitants says:

    This is the first time I’ve heard of PK saying anything about rooting for the bruins or making any sort of comment about the stanley cup final. Like to see it in context, not that I would ever question OTR in terms of journalistic integrity…

    On another note, like Cammy, stoked for next season

  6. Chris79 says:

    Claude Julien… LoL..!! talking about Pouliot’s Potential with his team…LoL..! here is a guy that made Steve Begin Alternate Captain when Begin ended up at that Dump.. This Team always Scavenges our Left overs.. Anyways..gonna miss James Wisniewski.. and Tom Pyatt.
    Mike Cammalleri..? is gonna light it up this Year. because he knows Markov is gonna stick around. WOW..!! anxious for the season to start.

    • Marcusman says:

      I’m certainly not a Boston fan…I was one of those for keeping #57 and letting play more, letting him out of the dog house and making him feel like he belongs. Julie will now let Benoit play 18 minutes a game and he’ll score 25-30 next year and make Montreal look bad for having him chased out of town.

      • PureGuava says:

        100% agree. Why was Gomez allowed to keep playing? Why was Price allowed to keep playing after two seasons of sub-par play? Why was Benny banished every time he made a perceived poor play?

        Letting Price play through his troubles has worked, and Gomer…meh…Why not give even half of that leash to a kid that went one before him in the draft?

        “Of course I’m crazy, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.”
        – Robert Anton Wilson

  7. ClutchNGrab says:

    This whole PK cheered for the Bruins is an overreaction. But since I like to see people overreact, watch the 21st second of that video:

    http://youtu.be/TxY4IO9Ts2M

  8. MTLForever says:

    looking way too much into this, “not rooting against boston” doesnt mean he wanted them to win, just means he wasnt on the vancouver bandwagon

  9. bob says:

    HEY NEUTRAL
    I DONT KNOW IF YOU WILL SEE THIS OR NOT BUT “YOUR WRONG”
    BOSTON WILL NOT WIN ANOTHER CUP OK SO GET OVER IT!
    FRKN POPPY

    RClavel

  10. Neutral says:

    who cares. Boston was tough had all the skill they needed put it all together and won the cup. it doesn’t matter whats said about them they’re the stanley cup champs and until someone can put a team together that’s better don’t be surprise to see them do it again next year…

    • SyntaxLove says:

      That would actually surprise me. The margin that they won by in 3 of the 4 series they played was so small. They were not the best team last year but they seized every opportunity exactly when they needed to.

    • pat s says:

      Neutral– you are in a no win argument with some of these posts, you are absolutely correct on what you say about boston–it we won, and boston fans were saying this, the same people would call them cry babies—thats what i mean, you are in a no win argument

  11. habstrinifan says:

    This thread might be the wrong place to continue the discussion of Julien’s remarks. It is, however, very puzzling to see some of the jibes aimed at Julien when what he said was what HE AND THE BRUINS feel about the Canadiens. It was dripping with disdain for our team’s ability to compete against his team.

    Let us examine what Julien said re the acquisition of Pouliot.

    “At the same time, we feel that we probably will be able to give him a better opportunity here with the space that’s open for him.”

    Notice Julien used the word space. Not the word spot or place. SPACE! Some may see it as an insignificant Freudian slip. But it is not.

    Julien is already envisioning that Pouliot will find he can play the game more freely because of the physicality which will be surrounding him, which will give him the SPACE.

    In fact Julien went on to elaborate. Could he have made it more clear… I dont think so.

    ” From what I saw, when he played for Montreal, there were times where he was really physical. We saw him get in a fight with [David] Krejci”.

    Have you EVER HEARD JM speak positively about Pouliot’s physicality. Have you ever heard JM laud his engagement with Krejci”

    Julien adds…

    “I think in this surrounding here, knowing he’s got good support and our team has everybody’s back, I think that it’s even going to be even a better situation for him…”

    Could it be more plain. The coach of the BOSTON BRUINS is so confident of his teams physical environment and holds ours in such low esteem that he basically is saying as far as the habs are concerned there is no one to ‘have your back’ if you are a skilled player.

    And how did some of our posters see Juliens remarks.

    One chose to focus on the small reference Julien made re Horton.
    Another had a big guffaw accusing Julien of covering his behind.

    And the pollyana rose coloured blindness continues. PG has so manyhere convinced.

    Folks it is NOT a debate among HIO people. Read Julien’s remarks. How plain do you need it to be. How plain does PG need it to be.
    The Canadiens are considered by Bruins, and by many teams around teh league.. and by many players to be whipping boys. Whipping boys on the ice because of our smallness and whipping boys off the ice because no one fears retribution so they deride this great franchise.

    And PG hasnt awakened to this truth yet. And Martin still thinks he can win using the same modus operandi he did in Ottawa.
    And those who would rateh not face facts will have history repeat itself and then call it a conspiracy.

    Pouliot may indeed turn out to be a bust in Boston. But that’s not the POINT.
    The point is that the coach of another NHL team thinks that the Canadien skill players can be made ineffective without fear of reprisals. Period!

    And this is not a knock against our players courage. We are considered a resilient and hard to play against team because we do have players with character. But character and will alone cannot beat a Bully. Sometimes you need to give a sgood as you get.

    And the HABS cant right now.. unfortunately. And if we dont get someone(s) to ‘have Cole’s back’ this new awesome acquisition will go to waste.

    How many more years do we as fans have to suffer this humiliation.
    I wish I felt confident that JM has fostered teh attitude on his team that regardless of what you have your teammate’s back.

    The incidents with PK during the season showed otherwise. And it starts with the coach!

    • Everlasting1 says:

      Interesting take.
      Good thing PK fancies them lol

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      ” There were giants on the earth in those days; and also after that (The Deluge), when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4

      “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    • Propwash says:

      Ohmagawd!
      Julien just developed a complex!
      We’re doomed!

    • Marc10 says:

      Julien has a point. We’re not tough. But I don’t necessarily believe Pouliot will perform any better because he’s surrounded by cheap shot artists and rock ‘em sock’ em buffoons. When you step back and look at how close the Bruins were to being eliminated, you have to take this ‘proven formula of success’ with a grain of salt.

      A quick look back at the past series between the Habs and the Bruins – the series hinged on a few critical moments. One of those was in Game 3 when Sopel and Hammer (my recollection) were on the ice and dicked around with the puck when they could have cleared the zone.

      They didn’t, the Bruins scored and we know how the rest unfolded.

      Physicality only impacted this series when Chara knocked Patches out months before it began. Without that moment, we win this thing and everyone is talking about how the Bruins’ stacked, physical, playoff lineup didn’t deliver.

      Julien was THAT close to being fired. I wouldn’t read too much into his revisionist rose coloured interpretation. I think he got very lucky. He should enjoy his run of good fortune and keep his trap shut. If Pouliot finally performs it might be for a whole bunch of reasons.

      But yeah, I wish we could replace Spacek/Weber, Moen and the 4th line center with slightly faster & meaner players than what’s on offer. We’re not very far… Just need a few tweaks, not a wholesale revision of management’s philosophy.

      “To be irreplaceable, you have to be different”.
      Andy Warhol

      Go PK Go!

    • Ozmodiar says:

      Totally agree. Mind you, I stopped reading when I saw ‘Julien’.

    • JD_ says:

      I dunno. Seems to me there’s more than meets the eye.

      For example, if Julien is, as you suggest, takin’ sly liberties with the Habs’ team toughness, then how do you explain this?

      And this?

      Eh?

    • ProHabs says:

      Excellent post. Julien is pretty much spitting in the face of the Habs organization. Making it pretty obvious that they are a soft team and that they can’t back each other up.

      THis is not the fault of the players. Repeat, this is not the fault of the players. It is the fault of management for doing absolutely nothing to address this. Are you listening Goat.

      I love PK and the only reason he said he was rooting for the Bruins is because he is scared shatless of them. And why wouldn’t he be. They practically tried to kill him on the ice last year but still, The Goat doesn’t see any reason to address this.

    • ds says:

      Julien has some valid points but looking at Montreal’s roster, this team does not exist to play slow physical punishing hockey, this is a team that should play high pace, high energy speed & skill hockey and wear down the opposition, which they have the personnel to do. One factor people do not realize is that Speed & Skill always trump size & physicality.

      The 70s MTL Canadiens took care of Boston & Philadelphia with the big 3 defenseman, and their skill took care of the goals. This team has Subban, Markov, Gill & Gorges not 3 hall of famers but 4 solid warriors.

      This current squad has 3 potential scoring lines. Whether JM uses them to their potential is a different debate, but the team should use their speed & skill. After all Boston looked weakest against MTL’s counter attacking speedy play compared to another physical tough team Philadelphia who they just destroyed.

      I don’t think JM’s system of shot blocking and ultimate sacrifice fits this squad. The year MTL won the conference they had 3 scoring lines, Koivu-Pleks-Lang and a deadly powerplay. This team has that potential with Pleks-Gomez-Eller it’s just a matter of getting on the same page. Gauthier said it, this team is new, they’ve played together 2 seasons, 1 year in conference finals, this year took the champs to the limit. As they play together their chemistry will only increase.

      Boston last year choked huge against Philadelphia it’s an attestation to their leadership they managed to overcome that this time, they came together at the right times and won the cup, were they dominant? No. Were they the best in the NHL? Arguable. They were the best team at the right time. Sort of like the 93 Canadiens.

      I don’t think Boston game play is a blue print for Montreal at all.

    • CanadienBoy says:

      Right on ,could not have say it better. The worst part is Julien actually playing head game already and enjoying it, may be he should remember fire or not by the habs ,they did give him it first coaching job

    • Polar Bear says:

      what a pile of BS!!

    • solomio says:

      I agree with your assessement of Julien’s remarks

      “I figure PG has one or 2 moves left to bring the Habs that extra step closer to perhaps being the best in the league.” – Einstein

  12. Hobie Hansen says:

    The Bruins played beautiful playoff hockey. They decided to use bruit force and pure aggressiveness to will their way to winning the cup and they did.

    They were so big a strong that they didn’t need tick-tack-toe passing because they held the puck in the offensive zone for what seemed like an eternity before eventually slamming it into the back of the net.

    In the heat of battle against the Habs I hate the Bruins more than any team I’ve hated…period! But if you step back and look at the makeup of their roster, not necessarily the names, but the size and skill of their assets, they’re damn good.

    Bergeron, Lucic and Horton are all over 6’2” and all range from physical to extremely physical. All three are capable of scoring 30 goals and none are close to being old. Add a 6’9” monster who plays on both special teams and who’s the heavyweight champ, that’s ridiculous. Then there’s Timmy Thomas and another handful of very good players.

    Boston is set for a long time and they certainly prove that size, skill and a lot of toughness wins Stanley cups.

    I wanted to believe the conspiracies that the Bruins had the league in their pocket when the Habs were getting stomped. Maybe there could have been a suspension along the way but the bottom line is that our arch rival is the champ and they have a powerhouse team.

    All their players are Canadian and play the rough and tumble style that all Canadians love. No wonder PK cheered for them.

    I like Boston’s team as long as we ain’t playing them.

    • solomio says:

      I agree with your assessment of the Bruins but they will not win the cup next year

      “I figure PG has one or 2 moves left to bring the Habs that extra step closer to perhaps being the best in the league.” – Einstein

  13. Ian Cobb says:

    This is our year!

  14. Marc10 says:

    TSN trolling as per usual. Who cares. Love Cams attitude. Not the least bit worried about my man PK. As long as he drills Marchand and plays like he did last year, he’ll easily be the most hated man in Beantown regardless of who he cheers for.

    “To be irreplaceable, you have to be different”.
    Andy Warhol

    Go PK Go!

  15. JD_ says:

    “Crucify him! Cruci-effin-fy him!” Luke 23:21

    I don’t even want Pjiisford anymore and would settle for just Vüuten and Greckner in exchange for Poindexter Bentley Subban.

    Do it PG!

  16. DEANDALLEY says:

    After all the Broons done to the Habs last season, why would any of them cheer for those @ssholes?

    • Everlasting1 says:

      The Broons eliminated the Habs from the playoffs twice in the last 3 yrs..yet PK liked to see them go all the way. Gawd.

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      ” There were giants on the earth in those days; and also after that (The Deluge), when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4

      “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    • The Dude says:

      If they make public statements that they cheered for the Gooins whilst The Goat rids the team of any form of enforcer or back-up ,it may make the Beaners take it easy on em next season,lol

  17. LL says:

    Actually what Landsberg says is that PK wasn’t rooting against Boston. There is a difference, like Mother Teresa’s….”I’m not against war but I am for peace.”

    Let’s not take a misquote and give PK grief.

    • Propwash says:

      C’mon, it’s HIO, let’s draw and quarter him!!!!!!

    • Everlasting1 says:

      Mother Teresa said she’s not against war? How enlightening.

      ——————————————————————-
      ” There were giants on the earth in those days; and also after that (The Deluge), when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4

      “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

      • LL says:

        Yes E1, it’s interesting but true. She would rather associate her energy with positivity to attract more of it.

        But you E1, of another dimension ;), knew that already.

        • Everlasting1 says:

          That comment had no positivity. Being catholic I’m sure she was all gung-ho for the Crusades, Inquisitions, and destroying archaeological/historical pagan sites.

          ——————————————————————-
          ” There were giants on the earth in those days; and also after that (The Deluge), when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4

          “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

          • LL says:

            Quite shallow of you to judge all Catholics. It’s obvious you know nothing about her as an individual, and even less about being positive.

            Good night E1, It’s too late in the day to discuss this topic. Some other time maybe.

          • Everlasting1 says:

            She’s just a show puppet, like the pope. Catholicism is one of the richest organizations in the world. They can wipe out world hunger tomorrow.

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            ” There were giants on the earth in those days; and also after that (The Deluge), when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4

            “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

          • VancouverHab says:

            “Catholicism is one of the richest organizations in the world. They can wipe out world hunger tomorrow.”

            Well, you can wipe out hunger in a n African village tomorrow, assuming an average Canadian salary, so sell all that you possess and send the money there tomorrow, and all your future salary send over as well.

            When you’ve done that, you’ll stop sounding like a hypocrite.

          • Everlasting1 says:

            Ignorance at it’s finest.
            It doesn’t have to cost a dime to bring about change. You think money is the problem? You’re not even scratching the surface. You need to wake up.

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            ” There were giants on the earth in those days; and also after that (The Deluge), when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4

            “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

          • Duracell3 says:

            lol.

            backpedal-backpedal-backpedal

          • Everlasting1 says:

            Back-pedalling? You think a temporary band-aid solution is going to solve the global systemic problem?

            ——————————————————————-
            ” There were giants on the earth in those days; and also after that (The Deluge), when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4

            “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  18. Everlasting1 says:

    The support for PK’s comment is pathetic. Rooting for Boston? Are you kidding me? Grow a pair! :-)

    ——————————————————————-
    ” There were giants on the earth in those days; and also after that (The Deluge), when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  19. Buyout PK Subban right now. Put him on waivers. Trade him to Boston for a conditional 7th.

    Geez.

  20. cournoyer says:

    I watched the finals this year. I don’t usually cheer for any other team besides the habs. I thought I was going to cheer for the Canucks but as the series went on I found myself rooting for Boston and I hate Boston. Thomas does help ! Vancouver just did not have it. The finals and they couldn’t get up for it. Boston did they deserved it they played as a team and they seemed just to get better as the playoffs went on or just kept winning big games and Montreal was one goal away from beating them.
    Anyway I can relate to PK and I too told people that I appreciated Boston Bruins There is always first time and a last!

  21. Propwash says:

    So, do we throw PK under the bus now or……?

  22. HabFanSince72 says:

    Cheering for the team that beat you? Last time someone did that was the French circa the summer of 1940.

    But beyond that, and independent of the fact that they’re our rivals, this Bruins team were particularly loathsome.

  23. twilighthours says:

    At the start of the finals, I was hoping for a Canucks’ sweep. By the end, I was rooting for the Bruins. Vancouver didn’t deserve it, plain and simple.

    And you can whine about conspiracies and bias at the upper levels of management (far-fetched but maybe), no-class organizations (perhaps), and double-standards on discipline (definitely), but the bottom line is that the Bruins were good enough to win it all and they played like they wanted it. They deserved it.

    Now on to next year so we can put a beating on them.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      I hear people saying the Bruins ‘wanted it more’, and I don’t believe that. It’s an empty cliche. They didn’t want it more than the Canucks, they were just more willing and able to bend and break rules that the Canucks couldn’t or wouldn’t.

      The Bruins were desperately outskilled in that series and outskated, and they resorted to slashing and crosschecking and gooning, and the refs let them get away with it. That doesn’t mean they wanted it more.

      ———————————
      Let’s do something like this again: 1) Mike Cammalleri 2) Brian Gionta 3) Hall Gill

      http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

  24. TomNickle says:

    As long as PK Subban isn’t pulling for the Bruins when he’s playing against them, I could care less who he cheers for.

  25. Halihabs says:

    PK should keep quiet about “rooting” for the bruins….they are our arch rivals going back decades….and an american team.

    • VancouverHab says:

      Couldn’t care less about the American thing: we’ve got good Americans on our team, & I care about the old rivalries: that’s history.

  26. VancouverHab says:

    No bigger Habs fan around, but I bought a Bruins jersey for the Finals.

    Bruins: Bobby Orr, history, Bobby Orr, a (frankly) mean-lookin’ home jersey, and Bobby Orr.

    Canucks? None of the above.

    • MTLForever says:

      i would never BUY boston anything.

      • VancouverHab says:

        Here in Vancouver, after the Final game, walkin’ around the malls in it, wearin’ it to my hockey lessons: Priceless!

        • Un Canadien errant says:

          Hab fans don’t wear another team’s jersey. Not the Bruins, not anybody’s. Except maybe the Nordiques out of nostalgia. But you’d have to burn it as soon as the Islanders move to Quebec.

          ———————————
          Let’s do something like this again: 1) Mike Cammalleri 2) Brian Gionta 3) Hall Gill

          http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

          • Duracell3 says:

            This, except here I’ll have to keep the nords sweater, I suppose I won’t have any more english boards to talk to westerners though.

    • huge_polar_bear says:

      I agree with everything except: CLASS ????

      Rechi mouthing off about Max does not equal class. The Bruins did nothing to address it either.

      As for the rest you are entitled to your opinion and Boston was the better team and the Tim Thomas story is an amazing one.

      EDIT: I now see that Class quickly disappeared in your post… now I agree more…

    • The Bruins deserved to win over Vancouver

      No question, Bobby Orr was my favourite non-Habs player of all time.

      Some great legends (Schmidt, Shore, Bourque..) and history from that team.

      But even with a gun to my head, I still wouldn’t buy a Bruins jersey.

      ___________________________________________

      Eyes on The Prize! and on Twitter

    • solomio says:

      YOU BOUGHT A BRUINS SWEATER!!!! THAT IS SACRILIGE,TREASON,MUTINY.shocking, BI-POLAR,want of sense,DEMONIC. you suck.

      “I figure PG has one or 2 moves left to bring the Habs that extra step closer to perhaps being the best in the league.” – Einstein

  27. db says:

    I found it hard to cheer for Vancouver watching the games in Victoria BC. The Nucks just had no heart… they couldn’t step it up. There was no way they could win the cup getting blown out 4-5 times in the playoffs.

    The fans were so arrogant. They had no idea what it was like to go into Boston for a playoff game. Montreal can play in Boston and vice versa, but these Canucks just couldn’t step up their game… I found myself cheering for Tim Thomas (and nobody else, still hate Marchand lol).

    Anyway, PK… some people can’t handle the truth so careful when ya spit it.

    • MTLForever says:

      I know a bunch of people who are MTL fans who went for Boston because they absolutely hate the Sedins

    • VancouverHab says:

      “The Nucks just had no heart… they couldn’t step it up. ”

      Yes, such a surprise, too. No way to predict that from their past…
      (Sarcasm)

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      I think we’re tarring a whole team with the failings of one player, their fragile goaltender and former captain.

      The Canucks battled throughout the playoffs and almost overcame ridiculous lapses in goaltending.

      I didn’t see a team give up, I saw one team handicapped by their goalie and almost overcoming it, while another was inspired by him.

      ———————————
      Let’s do something like this again: 1) Mike Cammalleri 2) Brian Gionta 3) Hall Gill

      http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

  28. MTLForever says:

    Pretty sure Marchand has also said PK is his friend and this was after PK tuned him.

    Maybe he doesnt like vancouver.

    Whatever it may be, PK is a good player and will only get better for us.

    Go habs go

  29. adam76 says:

    You don’t cheer for your rival. Period. End of Story.

    • huge_polar_bear says:

      Isn’t every team you don’t play on a rival team?

    • RetroMikey says:

      Totally disagree.
      FYI, Boston had more Canadian born players than the Vancouver team and their wild crazy fans really destroyed the image of hockey nationwide for all of us to see..
      You cheer for an original 6 team to win it. End of story.

      “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

      • Propwash says:

        I was happy to see the Hawks win, Boston….notsomuch.

      • Un Canadien errant says:

        Ridiculous assertion. Original Six holds no value for me.

        Read your history. The Clarence Campbell-Original Six era was one of the darkest eras in hockey.

        I didn’t cheer for the 70’s Flyers, and I don’t care how many Canadians were on the roster.

        The Bruins are a blight on hockey, and they are dragging it back to the stone age in full view of the authorities who are cheering them on. I won’t cheer for them, end of story.

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        Let’s do something like this again: 1) Mike Cammalleri 2) Brian Gionta 3) Hall Gill

        http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

      • Bob_Sacamano says:

        What a load of crap.

  30. SmartDog says:

    PK rooting for the Bruins coulda been because he could say we lost to the champs, could be because he knows those guys better, could be because he respects the rivalry, could be because he liked to watch the team growing up, but whatever it was, it’s another sign of his uniqueness and maturity. He is who he is and he’s not shy to say it. Good on him.

  31. punkster says:

    Scariest line in that story?
    “…some hits to the head to vulnerable players will be permitted if the player is ruled to have put himself in position to be hit in the head…”
    Let the controversy begin. IMO this one simple item left to the interpretation of the on ice officials or disciplinary committee will do more harm than good.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

    • JF says:

      Agreed. The rule should be clear, with no grey areas or room for interpretation. A hit to the head, whether blindside or not, should be punished by a suspension, whatever position the other player was in.

    • Otherwise known as the “Pacioretty clause”, giving the league a variable to protect it’s All-Stars from prosecution.

      Shame on Pacioretty for getting in front of Chara and allowing himself to be in that situation.

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    • Un Canadien errant says:

      So easy to make it ironclad. No contact with the head. No stick to the head. No elbow to the head. No fist to the head. So easy.

      The NFL mandated no contact to the head of the quarterback, it’s cut and dried, so it’s fair to everyone. What seems like a trivial infraction is not left up to the officials to adjudicate, so there is no favouritism. Over the course of the season all the penalties even out.

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      Let’s do something like this again: 1) Mike Cammalleri 2) Brian Gionta 3) Hall Gill

      http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

    • Duracell3 says:

      Unless they are hit on the bench, an argument will be made for every suspension that they put themselves there.

  32. Cammy, Carbo, Richer and some other guy from Tampa at the Montreal Champions Skins game.

    http://goha.bs/olEP07

    and where P.K was this past Saturday

    http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2011/7/10/2269184/p-k-subban-and-friends-tee-up-to-help-his-adopted-hometown

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  33. Totally overcast in Milton this morning, and that tool Landsberg has the Jack Nicholson shades on. Probably afraid the sun will melt his face.

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    • he does look like he’s made of plastic.

    • Everlasting1 says:

      Does he still wear red lipstick?

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      ” There were giants on the earth in those days; and also after that (The Deluge), when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4

      “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

      • Everlasting1 says:

        Like Darren Ducheshyn(sp)

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        ” There were giants on the earth in those days; and also after that (The Deluge), when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Genesis 6:4

        “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      Michael Landsbergh was an attraction during the Olympics in Whistler. Locals would go to their tent studio in Mountain Square and marvel at the sight of him. Debates would rage: “What’s the matter with his face?”

      “Cosmetic surgery gone wrong obviously.”

      “Cosmetic surgery doesn’t make anyone look like that!”

      “Maybe a home renovation accident…”

      “More like a meth lab explosion.”

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      Let’s do something like this again: 1) Mike Cammalleri 2) Brian Gionta 3) Hall Gill

      http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

  34. Cammy is very likeable dude. I don’t know if it’s his demeanor or his golfing skills that I admire, but he seems like a good chap.

  35. avatar_58 says:

    *burns PK jersey after bruins comments*


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