Canadiens post historic W


The renewed history of hockey in Winnipeg began with a 5-1 win by the Canadiens.
Michael Cammalleri (who was Third Star of a game in which he played 4:22) scored the Habs’ first goal of the season before he was injured.
And Carey Price was All-World again.

Win was special for Price (photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Pat Hickey’s game story

Dave Stubbs on Winnipeg hockey history

Bruce Arthur’s take

Jack Todd trashes Cherry

Pierre Ladouceur’s game grades

Yvon Pedneault on the game


  1. HabFab says:

    See we have moved into 7th place in the East!!
    And the Bruns have dropped to 12th place, so sad!

    Alias, too bad it wasn’t April…”sigh”

  2. HabFab says:

    Gallagher ended up with 3 goals and 2 assists today. This gives him 7 goals and 2 assists in 4 games.
    Our prospects in Juniors are all starting out extremely well, but I will leave the details to Serious!

  3. Bill J says:

    For those who have iPad or iPhones. The new TSN app allows to listen to all 3 TSN radio stations, including Montreal’s 990. A nice feature for those of us outside of Montreal.

    If you want to add an avatar here, read this and follow the steps

    Go Habs Go!

  4. HabFab says:

    Palushaj called up by the Habs…no defenseman called up!

    • Bill J says:


      If you want to add an avatar here, read this and follow the steps

      Go Habs Go!

    • Danno says:

      Chantal on RDS reported that Cammalleri spoke to Renaud Lavoie and he told him it was just a simple cut – no muscle damage. With stitches he should be back soon. (fingers & toes crossed)


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

  5. HabFab says:

    Shucks, went to a family dinner and missed AC setting a new record!
    AC!!! you are the man! Nuff said.

    Seriously, Chantal is reporting Tennall Owens in the hospital with an overdose. WOW!

    Not seriously, I’m reporting Walsh had to hospitalized after Bettman rejected his appeal of Bouchard’s suspension. Apparently choked on his own spit but should be alright!!

  6. JF says:

    Does anyone know how you say “front-loaded contract” in French?

  7. HabFab says:

    From the NHL;

    Bettman upholds Bouchard suspension.

    Plekanec 1st Star for Sundays actions.

  8. doug says:

    Notwithstanding whether or not he is correct on this particular issue, I would consider it a great compliment were Jack Todd to ever choose to attack me on an issue related to hockey. The man knows very little about hockey, writes only to inflame, and does so poorly rather than cleverly.

    As to his decision to mail in the particular piece of garbage that was in the paper today, it adds nothing to the dialogue that began for the rest of Western Civilization five minutes after Cherry uttered his comments on Thursday night. I suppose we can expect to hear his cynical thoughts on the Red Sox collapse later this week and the Yankees choke a week after that.

  9. ABHabsfan says:

    Does anyone have news on the nature Cammy’s injury? Or Spacek? Perhaps it can be found in the “comments” somewhere but I don’t think I want to scan the whole archive. I missed that part of the game where he was injured (Cammy). Heard it was a cut how bad? Markov bad? Anyone? Thanks

  10. Habitant in Surrey says:

    response to Tinman’s question on JM:

    …if Boucher and Jacques Martin were a choice today for Our Coach, no question it would be Boucher
    …but that would be like fantasizing hiring Angelina Jolie to replace my present shop-worn, but functional (and very nice) cleaning lady
    …I don’t think there is anyone out there, presently unemployed, that would be a more ‘effective’ Coach for Our Habs
    …and, I don’t think there is a better Coach or ‘system’ that can deal with an injury-riddled roster (also essential are character Players, with a capital ‘C’, of which We are now VERY fortunate to possess)
    …so, Guy Boucher will remain my ‘fantasy’ Coach, and Jacques The Best Alternative within Our Real World
    …at least until Our next loss to the MuppleWeeds

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  11. Jammin says:

    For all those crying about the 6 bucks the gazette charges per month,did u pause to think they are paying the salary of the reporters who put so much effort to make this site viable. The price of a beer downtown!! Get a better cause.
    Oh yeah Gomez sucks, JM sucks, PG sucks, bunch of pussies.etc etc.u know all those original topics.

  12. Everlasting1 says:

    Great game for the Blues. Noting many positives with the newly acquired veteran presence, and Shattenkirk, Stewart having immediate impact. What a howitzer by Pietrangelo from afar!
    Loved the commentator’s ” Backes – the irresistible force and immovable object” 🙂

    When the Hebrew scouts investigate the Promised Land of Canaan and return to discourage the other Hebrews from entering it..”We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” [Numbers 13:33]

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

    • TorontoHabsFan says:

      Cause for Concern – In his first two games, Halak has surrendered 5 goals on 30 shots.

      • Everlasting1 says:

        Not overly concerned about the slow start.

        When the Hebrew scouts investigate the Promised Land of Canaan and return to discourage the other Hebrews from entering it..”We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” [Numbers 13:33]

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

    • its too bad i dont have the whogivesash[t channel 🙁

    • HardHabits says:

      Looks like Halak had a solid game. But the Hebrews should have drafted Nephilim. They could have won the Cup with all that extra size and grit.

      • G-Man says:

        C’mon, HH, everyone knows the elohim rigged the game.

        • HardHabits says:

          Total fix, Jehova was the disciplinarian.

          They had some crazy rules back then too.

          Thou shalt not pass forward. Penalty: purgatory.
          Thou shalt not hit to the head. Penalty: death by stoning.

          Does anybody know the won/loss record for the Anak, the servers are down for the moment?

          • your both sheep

            it was molech

          • HardHabits says:

            I thought Molech was captain of the Phoenicians?!?!?

          • molech spins many a web

            many many

          • Everlasting1 says:

            Mg, left the room for a second helping of turkey and come back to this. You should all know by now Baal is the real bastiche.

            When the Hebrew scouts investigate the Promised Land of Canaan and return to discourage the other Hebrews from entering it..”We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” [Numbers 13:33]

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

          • HardHabits says:

            Pfft. Baal was a career underworlder.

      • Chrisadiens says:

        Yay! You’re back! Missed you HH.

        Chrisadiens and HabFan10912, one of the few father son tandems on HIO.

  13. Trisomy 21 says:

    So Gallagher has found his groove again in the WHL, scoring 1G and 2A after the first period against Vic today.
    He is now sitting at 5G and 2A in 4 games played.

  14. slapshot777 says:

    It’s been a great Thanksgiving weekend. The habs get a Historic win in beating Winnipeg in their home opener and the Als Anthony Cavillo becomes the all time passing great, while beating the Argos and staying in first and locking up a playoff spot.

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  15. C_exacte says:

    we can win games without Spacek? quote the ING guy “save your money”, keep him on IR long term. It’s 4 million we could use to grab a Nashville Predators’ defenseman before the deadline.

  16. JIMVINNY says:

    watching Calgary- St.Louis, it’s hilarious how often “halak” and “big rebound” are said in the same sentence.

    • WestHab says:

      the good news is that Calgary have givien up a lot of goals in their 1st 2 games. I know they want to give Kipper more rest but was playing Karlsson today necessary? No dbout Kipper will start the Habs opener but that’s only on Thursday.

    • TorontoHabsFan says:

      Even to my (VERY) untrained eye, his rebound control was poor in Montreal. It would appear that he hasn’t fixed that yet

      (much to my fantasy team’s detriment I might add!)

  17. TINMAN17 says:

    Anybody else vote on JM, whether he’s the right coach for us? Thoughts? Civil thoughts, that is. If you don’t know what I’m talking about just scroll up and look to the right. I think maybe we made a mistake letting Muller get away, but who knows, maybe there is some backroom deal for him to come back after some Head Coach seasoning.

    Born and Bred in Enemy Territory (Boston).

    • TINMAN17 says:

      Damnit! Habsolutely416, you beat me to the punch!

      Born and Bred in Enemy Territory (Boston).

    • dhenry1234 says:

      I think he’s the right man for the job. The way that I see it is that we’ve had the most success in my recent memories with him behind the bench. And by success I mean playoff success. Most of the Team has bought into his defensive system, and so have I.

      • HabFanSince72 says:

        Our playoff record under Martin is 12 wins and 14 losses.

        • dhenry1234 says:

          Yeah but he still helped take us to the eastern conference finals, and to game 7 OT vs the Bruins.
          What was Carbo’s Playoff record with us? What about Julien and Gainey?

      • TINMAN17 says:

        He has been productive, but I give credit to Gainey on that one with the massive overhaul.

        Born and Bred in Enemy Territory (Boston).

        • dhenry1234 says:

          Especially considering that JM was a part of that overhaul.

          • nunacanadien says:

            It’s a crap shoot, the only players available and which the Habs snatch up are used 6 foot tall 200 pound defensemen like Campoli who injure easily. Having said that, finding Gil and Gionta was a bonus, and we all know that Cammy is not bad considering that no one wants to pay Quebec taxes. We have to give credit to the Habs management for knowing how to make a profit by signing only the players no one wants, and in the hope that these players will get us into the playoffs for more ticket sales.

            If only Geoff Molson could learn that signing real NHL hockey players also means that they produce, and get you a cup. This also translates into a bigger market for goods and services, and not to mention the monetary bonus.

            Otherwise we only good enough to always land not the best draft each year we play the game of Gauthier and Gainey in signing only those players no one wants.

            If it was not for our goal tending we would not even be worth a mention. Montreal has a legacy but on the best of nights, it is always a shame to watch our highest paid players knocked over by even the most inexperienced rookie of the worst teams.

            I am hoping that this weary band of washed up injured veterans can spark our rookies and new talent to progess, but we’ve yet to see Markov peak. We’ve yet to see Subban regain his Bulldog’s stature and play. But the reality is the NHL is a big league of goons, and goon hockey is what is king these days and gets you a cup. Did you hear that Geoff Molson? Maybe it is time we put the yogurt eating executives away and their yoga and meditation get togethers in Ontario, you can only ask NHL players to hold hands for so long in a circle, honestly, what has happened to hockey these days?

      • The Dude says:

        Oh come on now ! We eked into the playoff’s mostly….is this the plan ,maybe make the big show and then we’ll see! And when we run into injury problems with our smallish or soft players let’s replace them with other accidents waiting to happen.Let me ask …does Martin and Gauthier have a ring in all the many years of NHL involvement?

    • The Dude says:

      Next poll should be a y/n on Gauthier….would be interesting.Another point of interest is irregardless of a win or loss the polls hold .

    • HabFanSince72 says:

      Jacques Martin is a good coach but I am not a fan. Don’t like his negative style or his way with young players.

      I agree we foolishly let a potentially great coach go but I am referring to Guy Boucher.

      Not sure about Muller.

      • TINMAN17 says:

        wow, I forgot about Boucher, my bad. Then I think there are two that got away. Muller seemed to have all the players respect. While JM has been productive, I never hear anybody bad mouth Muller or Boucher, in foreign newspapers or otherwise.

        Born and Bred in Enemy Territory (Boston).

    • 24moreCups says:

      I voted no he’s not the right coach for us, I don’t think his style really suites our team.

  18. ProHabs says:

    Any link up yet of Chara getting hit by O’Byrne or Horton getting hit in todays game.

  19. habsolutely416 says:


    Q: Do you think Jacques Martin is the right man to coach the Canadiens?
    No (69%, 1,801 Votes)
    Yes (31%, 798 Votes)
    2599 votes

    yikes…the tribe has spoken lol.

    ill be in the slot 😉

    • Stev.R says:

      I think he’s the right man for the job because he doesn’t give into the idiotic demands of the lunatic, irrational fans that think they know more about coaching hockey than the guy who has been doing it for 20 years. He keeps things calm in a pressure filled atmosphere. Probably the most important attribute for this job.

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