Can’t do in Kanata

Carey Price was at his locker, talking to the media about the perils of exhibition hockey and playing behind guys who won’t be in Montreal when the regular season rolls around.

“It’s exhibition,” Price said. “This is the time to work things out.

Jacques Martin was supportive of his goaltender, pointing out that Price had been beaten by “three power-play goals, a penalty shot and two giveaways.”.

“Even when the game was out of hand, he made good saves and competed,” Martin said. The team in front of Price, the coach added, “didn’t help him much.”

Not a whole lot of teeth-gnashing, then, after a miserable game at Scotiabank Place.

Breakaways, penalty shots, a ton of PPs, fights – the game had it all … largely as a consequence of the number of non-NHLers in both lineups.

What it didn’t offer is reassurance that Price is on his game.

10 goals against on 39 shots in 100 minutes.

At least Price was spared sarcastic applause from the numerous Canadiens fans at Scotiabank Place, where an upcoming show features Cesar Millan.

Does he whisper to goaltenders?

“It would have been nice to make some of those saves,” Price said, “but I’m not going to lose any sleep tonight.”

We’ll follow the goaltender’s advice and CHILL, repeating the mantra:

It’s only the pre-season.

•  •  •

Best player in a white jersey: Tomas Plekanec.

Scored again and skated all night.

Pleks is making that contract look awfully good.

Honourable mention: Ben Maxwell

Invisible to the naked eye: Maxim Lapierre

And speaking of eyes, Hal Gill got nicked by Foligno’s stick in the second period and did not return. But Jacques Martin says it’s not serious.



• PREGAME AUDIO: Michael Cammalleri | Jaroslav Spacek | Benoit Pouliot

The Canadiens play Ottawa again tonight in the Senator’s Kanata barn.

Carey Price makes his second start of the pre-season, with Team A.

It’s the second of four consecutive exhibition games, which continues with Minnesota – Gui! Gui! Gui! – visiting the Bell Centre tomorrow and Florida in on Monday night.

Team B sent the fans home happy last night.

Alex Auld and Robert Mayer were solid in nets, and coach Jacques Martin singled out several young players for praise: Lars Eller, David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty, Brendan Nash, Andreas Engqvist and Ryan White.

Martin’s other kids are in action tonight.

And Benoit Pouliot is on RW, with Tomas Plekanec and Mike Cammalleri. The other lines: Tom Pyatt-Ben Maxwell-Maxim Lapierre; Travis Moen-Jeff Halpern-Aaron Palushaj; Andrew Conboy-Olivier Fortier-Louis Leblanc.

D pairings: Hal Gill-Yannick Weber; Jarred Tinordi-Jaroslav Spacek; Josh Gorges-Kyle Klubertanz

Carey Price’s back-up tonight is Peter Delmas





  1. chelios_24 says:

    BTW- Nice profile pic. My first favourite player was MATS….oh he was exciting to watch.

  2. Storm Man says:

    Im sorry you’re where you are in your life. I guess you need to try harder so you don’t get booooed as much.

  3. Bill J says:

    Yeah because two guys who agree with each other = They are dating.

    Maybe in “your world” that’s how things work.

    Perhaps yeah Storm Man & I share a common love, but it is the HABS you F-ing dolt!

    Not each other.


  4. ZepFan2 says:

    What about the, na na na hey hey goodbye chant?

    Up by 5 goals or just 1?


    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  5. G-Man says:

    Oh no! Skewered again by the rapier-like wit of Storm Man. Woe is me!

  6. Everlasting1 says:

    But does she know about Bill?


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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  7. Storm Man says:

    I see your blind also. In my pic you can see who Im dating.

  8. Storm Man says:

    He always try’s to make a point. I would like it to be something instead of the tip of his head.

  9. Everlasting1 says:

    You two dating?


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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  10. Everlasting1 says:

    Vacuous you remain.



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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  11. Storm Man says:

    I like your grade 3 comeback ” With my head that big and all” Are you saying I have a ego?… You bet I do. I would not have the life I have if I did not.

  12. Bill J says:

    What head ?

    I doubt the existence of such a thing on “Everlasting1” as he makes no effort to use it.

  13. Storm Man says:

    I guess my post was above your head.

  14. likehoy says:

    how can someone’s career go so awry?

    – I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  15. Rob says:

    We are by far the loudest arena in North America.  But louder that football (soccer) fans?  There’s no comparison.

  16. Bill J says:

    Wrong again.

    He doesn’t know it all, we ALL know it, except for you.

    Proving only one thing, you know … Well nothing about this subject.


  17. G-Man says:

    Okay. I apologize. You obviously know it all.

  18. fbkj says:

    i wasnt being a dick with my reply just telling you how it is

    and gave you some insight as to how the other teams feel

    last season sam ganger’s sister told me this, in previous season, adam foote’s mother, nigel dawes father (which btw this guy is a shameless pussy hound who’s using his sons status, whatever it is, to further his endeavours as a cocksman lol)

  19. Bill J says:

    Clearly I have.

    You’re a horrible fan and I recognize it.


  20. Jbird says:

    Dumb Double Post.

  21. Everlasting1 says:

    Learn to recognize.



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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  22. G-Man says:

    Oh yes! The Storm Man knows all about me. Sure, like I know all about you. You have trouble walking through doorways? I mean, with your head that big and all.

  23. Storm Man says:

    Great, Perfect channel 434 got bell 🙂 oh hmmmmmmmmm. Only avaliable in the east 🙁

  24. fbkj says:

    my season tickets are located where management dolls out tickets to family and friends of opposing players

    they LOVE when the crowd starts singing that, because it DOES motivate the other team and it usually results in us getting scored on

    its known throughout the league

  25. Jbird says:

    We never boo skilled offensive players – too complicated to disifer their bad defensive play.  Like, we never booed comatose Kovy, ever. Booing goalies and non ofensively gifted DMen  is simple.  My 3 year old neice can tell when they do bad.

  26. Everlasting1 says:

    ..sez a Pricebot holding empty buckets..presuming the boos are all about Price.



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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  27. fbkj says:

    i say we ripoff the rangers and do the random potvin sux thingy you hear at msg

    for the lulz of course

  28. Danno says:

    Okay. How about we bring back the good old chant, Ooooh, ahhh, Habs on the warpath?

    It worked like a charm back in the days…


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

  29. ooder says:

    i remeber reading that as well.. that it was said on CKAC.. but still.. that’s kind of ambiguous u know


    88 is the new 23

  30. G-Man says:

    During the game, when the team is playing very well, it is the time. This is not the na-na-hey-hey- goodbye song for victory. It is another way of cheering for the team. But then, most here somehow don’t get that.

  31. ZepFan2 says:

    Yup, let’s boo everyone that we feel isn’t giving 110% every single day.

    Let’s start with you.



    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  32. Bill J says:

    I’d like to find the original post, but I read someone say yesterday that Boone had said “Habs Mgmt did not like Avstin’s attitude”

    Unsure what that means, and if it is true or not.

    Anyone else have input on this ?

  33. Storm Man says:

    No need to be humbled by my presence. Im just glad I have a understanding of people like you.

  34. mchab33 says:

    100% agree.  Nothing worse than after the first goal and giving the opposition additial motivation>

  35. Storm Man says:

    There’s a difference between criticizing an athlete’s poor quality of play and vilifying the athlete. Some fans, for whom hockey is a release, fail to make that distinction. Thay take revenge on a third party for frustrations that are suffering at the hands of a boss, spouse, ect…. so your post of fans who care more booo HOLDS NO WATER.

  36. fbkj says:


    its a canned chant thats really embarassing, IMO 😉

  37. ooder says:

    sooo no Avtsin?


    88 is the new 23

  38. nightmare_49 says:

    l – from Bruce Garrioch twitter … Glen Sather on July 1, 2008 on Redden: “He’s been an all-star twice in the league. He’s the best first passer in the game today.” He He

  39. G-Man says:

    Oh, the wit! I am humbled by your presence, oh Storm Man!

  40. Bill J says:

    AFTER the game, on the streets as the Fans celebrate a great win by the Habs.

    NOT during the game!


  41. coachdoug says:


    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  42. Danno says:

    Okay. Forget about the booing issue. That has been talked to death.

    Let’s move on to something new.

    When is it okay, or not okay, to chant Olé, olé, olé. olé, olééééé, oléééé…..


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

  43. Bill J says:

    By definition alone – you are WRONG.

    Try & wrap your head around that one.

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