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


 

 

 

914 Comments

  1. Storm Man says:

    Bill you have it all wrong. He is not on a high horse he is just high on the smell of his own farts.

  2. Everlasting1 says:

    The ones who boo care more.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  3. Bill J says:

    Oh Likely a better feed then the RIS feed.

    Thanks :)

  4. showey47 says:

    Game is on tonight on channel 434 on bell expressvu. I believe its a free preview for a couple of weeks. 

  5. Bill H says:
    The
    hockey knowledge of Montreal fans -sophistication supposedly evolved
    through 100 years of Canadiens glory -is not so much a myth as a
    delusion. 
    – Mike Boone


    Great line, Mr. Boone, with the ring of truth.  However, it could be argued that its not so much knowledge that is lacking in the Montreal fan, but rather common sense, manners, consideration, maturity and the understanding to realize that players naturally have their ups and downs.

    I also really appreciated the analysis of J.T. and Robert L in their blogs.  Very well written and considered.
    I wonder how long before they start booing Subban.  And if he has the strength to play through it.
  6. Bill J says:

    Get off your high horse.

    If people can try and “claim” Booing is OK.

    Others are equally entitled to complain about the Booing.

    So get used to it!  We are a passionate bunch the ones who care about the team!

  7. habaddict_andy says:

    My comments might have been not so popular before. But that’s exactly what I have been trying to say. Let’s move on and hope for the best. Look at the cup half full not half empty.

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

  8. G-Man says:

    Still this page natters on about booing Price. Enough already! Habs fans have been hyper-critical for 50 years, so it is not new. Saying that booing “your” team is classless, too, well how about watching loss after loss with the same guy between the pipes and wondering why the f!ck management can’t see it?

    I know- how about we never boo or cheer and just sit there, like we’re watching something we don’t give a damn about? Like in Edmonton, Ottawa, or Hogtown?

    Habs fans in the seats have a lot of passion for the game and it cuts both ways- so stop bitching about it.

  9. larisalapointe says:

    I hope so too. It would be a shame to take that kid’s smile away.

  10. Bill J says:

    Per RDS – it will be on RIS again tonight (like last night)

    Channel 124 for Bell Customers who get RDS.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  11. Chorske says:

    Lats is getting a ton of mileage out of his “woe is me” schtick. He compares himself to Price, but I don’t think he ever felt even 10% of the pressure Price faces every day.

    If I’m Price, I’d be like, Gui, dude, not helping.

  12. Storm Man says:

    Clay and Tony maybe the both of you need to be paid better in your life so you can take the heat on here after you post the crap you do. Go watch tennis as you don’t understand what team sports are.

  13. Everlasting1 says:

    Is it not enough selling out every game? Do you expect everyone’s compliance and obedience as well?

    Are you implying every game/season is a crap-shoot? Real fans have a higher expectation and remember the last 17 yrs.

     

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  14. coachdoug says:

    Me too…Saw a report somewhere where they said he was in the doghouse…

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

  15. coachdoug says:

    Is this game being televised?

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

  16. likehoy says:

    no one’s going to pick up redden…are they planning to bury him in the AHL?

    – I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  17. Somethingwithhabsinit says:

    How did that not occur to me? Thanks.

  18. DavidKB says:

    They’re probably too far into dream land with P.K. to notice his gaffs. I hope they never boo him.

  19. Chorske says:

    J.T., you hit it out of the park pretty much every time.

    Required reading.

  20. likehoy says:

    tsn.ca has a 40 second package.

    – I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  21. Clay4bc says:

    Agree with AK…I also think Pouliot and Price for all of last season. Other than that…the playoff run silenced all criticism. Everyone else on the team gave it their all. I hope those 3 I mentioned give it their all this year…if they do, we can be a force. If not, fighting for the playoffs again.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  22. mchab33 says:

    How did Auld play? Hi-Lights on TSN were limited.

  23. joeybarrie says:

    Hopefully you are right, and even though I disagree with the booing the post is well put. I just wish that ONCE we would support our guys right away and help them out, instead of making it more difficult. But so be it.

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

  24. fbkj says:

    … sign elswhere and win a cup

  25. aemarchand11 says:

    Excellent points from a fellow haligonian.

    Go Habs Go! 2010-2011

  26. HFX-HabFan says:

    Out of curiousity, who do you think isn’t consistently giving their best effort?  The only guy on the team that I can think of recently is AK46.

  27. nightmare_49 says:

       via James Mirtle twitter:

       Rangers not waiting on this. Today first day he could be waived. RT @AGrossRecord: #NYRangers to place D Wade Redden on.

       RT @NYDNRangers: Sather also said Redden didn’t seem surprised — “He’d seen the writing on the wall.”

    ……………… more: from Jesse Spector – NY Daily News … http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/rangers/2010/09/wade-redden-to-be-placed-on-wa.html

  28. Somethingwithhabsinit says:

    Doess anyone know where to find highlights from last night’s game? I was able to watch the third period (bless you, War Hero), but I’d love to see the PK and AK goals.

  29. Clay4bc says:

    ” Booing because the team doesn’t do what you expected on the night you paid your money is ridiculous”

    …unless, of course, all that you expect is their best effort. Not too much to ask for. If they don’t give it, boo away.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  30. HardHabits says:

    Some people crumble under it and others embrace it. True champions are capable of embracing it, and not just that but then using that energy to push them to even higher levels. If you can’t stand the heat…..

     

  31. joeybarrie says:

    This is an excellent point. In other cities they have hockey players and some of them know where they live. Here in Montreal people say, I don’t think you understand. Patrick Roy used to live on my street. My sister and him were best friends… Hy hair stylist cut the hair of a guy who dates a girl who live on the same street as Markov. Josh Gorges drives a car that was sold to him by a guy who knows my MOM… I’m going to be his best man.

    I’m BASICALLY ON THE TEAM.

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

  32. RGM says:

    “it is better to lower expectations and exceed them than it is to raise them and not meet them”

    Worked wonders for Jean Chretien; what buried Paul Martin, for $200 Alex.

    Go Habs Go!

  33. larisalapointe says:

    How long do you think it’ll be before they boo him too?

  34. joeybarrie says:

    You know Geoff, you would think we would concentrate on the positives of this cities fanbase. When we are winning there isn’t a football or soccer stadium with 65,000 fans that can be as loud or as entertaining as our 23,000 home at the Bell. Instead we concentrate on useless issues we can’t do anything about. Thus ruining our reputation as the Home of Hockey, and give us the awesome reputation as the home of high expectations that can never be met.

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

  35. nightmare_49 says:

    s – I wonder who influenced his drafting by Ottawa in 2001.

  36. HFX-HabFan says:

    This is why you’re taking over as our team president.

  37. Clay4bc says:

    Kirk (or Girk, as the old CBC french crew used to call him) would be great to have as a coach here…but i fear the language issue runs too deep for him to be seriously considered. I hope i’m wrong, though…

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  38. HFX-HabFan says:

    Seriously people.  You can all boo if you want; that’s your prerogative if you pay for a ticket.  But what is actually the point?  Do you think if Price hears the boos, he’ll try harder?  Do you think he’ll say, “oh no, the self-entitled jerks are whining again, I better dig down that much more.”

    The guy is already trying his hardest, whether or not you think so.  Expecting him to be Vezina/Durnan/Plante/Dryden/Roy incarnate every time he takes the ice isn’t setting him up for failure, it’s setting YOU up for continual bitterness and dejection.

  39. HardHabits says:

    There’s a simple lesson in life I’ve learned and I am going to impart my wisdom for my colleagues here at HIO and that is, that it is better to lower expectations and exceed them than it is to raise them and not meet them, at least perceptually.

    This is the underlying issue with the Halak/Price scenario.

    Halak did the former whereas Price is doing the latter.

    That being said, let me offer this as a caveat:

    “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but
    that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo

  40. DavidKB says:

    Pat Hickey reports how the fans are still chanting P.K. even while he’s coughing up the puck. That’s gotta stick in Carey’s craw!

  41. Captain aHab says:

    What was it I heard about a Martin McGuire report on him?

  42. joeybarrie says:

    Montreal Rookies… So cute, don’t you know how it works here…. We sign him to a three year entry level contract, place him on the first line and then scream at him when he doesn’t get a hat trick in his first game. We burn down his house, and kidnap his family. Then we assume this motivates him to play well, give him the key to the city, and act SHOCKED when he signs with Carolina for 5 million a season as soon as he becomes a UFA…

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

  43. Geoff Molson says:

    The first thing fans have to figure out when they buy a ticket is that in sports anything can happen.  If they think their particular hundred bucks is going to ensure the team wins, they’re idiots.  If they buy that ticket they have to understand the team could lose or a player could suck.  It’s like buying a lottery ticket.  Sometimes you win sometimes you lose but you have to know going in that anything can happen.  Booing because the team doesn’t do what you expected on the night you paid your money is ridiculous.  If you want perfection save your money and stay home.  Everyone is better off then.  The players don’t listen to you being an idiot and you don’t feel so ripped off after parting with your hard earned money to see a loss or bad performance.  People don’t boo the lotto girl when the machine doesn’t turn up their numbers.  Same thing buying a hockey ticket.

  44. showey47 says:

    Hoping to see Avtsin.

  45. joeybarrie says:

    PATHETIC…..

    2 days after the first PRE-season game we are still hashing out the goalie’s performance. Dumbest of all I see again and again that the HALAK trade was a mistake.

    Price lets in 4 goals, and Halak let’s in 3. The media is saying they weren’t his fault, yet somehow in the FIRST pre-season game we are still holding Price up to a different standard as Halak, and then cheering when Halak meets our mediocre standard and bashing Price for not meeting the inflated standard. It’s not just the fans, the media as well.

    We are hurting our own team, and then thinking we are the best fans in the world while we do it. Latendresse knows a thing or two about it. We ran him out of town, and then he showed us how stupid we were. The kid kept scoring more goals despite playing less games, and still we hounded him. BECAUSE HE WEARS THE CH…

    OH NO, whats that you say???? We don;t hound our players??? Why don’t you think back.

    Cammalleri goes on a 10 game scoreless streak, and we are calling for his head. He was a stupid pickup and we are paying him too much. Which brings us to Scott Gomez. Despite being one of our more consistent players and filling a huge hole we have had, we still think he is useless compared to his cap hit. Get over the hit, that is no longer something we can change. MOVE ON… Gionta is too small, and we are a bunch of smurfs, despite his 40 goal pace season. Gill was a “PILON” out there, until his injuries started to go away, and he showed us his value.

    We know in this city if you aren’t THE BEST YOU CAN PLAY EVERY NIGHT, we are on you to push you further into the ground. AWESOME. I am absolutely SHOCKED we find it hard to bring and keep players in this city.

    At some point I hope some of the people in this city look themselves in the mirror and realize the effect they are having on this team.

    Best of all, CANT HAVE A COACH WHO DOESNT SPEAK FRENCH… Even the English National Soccer Team got over that issue. Why don’t we simply close the door on a large part of the pool of candidates.

    THEN WE COME UP WITH THE BULLSH*T DEFENSE THAT WE PAY THE TICKETS AND BUY THE MERCHANDISE, SO THAT GIVES US THE RIGHT TO DO AS WE PLEASE, AND ACT LIKE A BUNCH OF IDIOTS.

    What’s that you say? We don’t act like a bunch of idiots???  WE RIOT IN THE STREETS WHEN WE PASS THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS. The last time we won the Cup we destroyed 8 city blocks.

    I mean are we TRYING to sabbotage our own team?

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

  46. spos080808 says:

    Rational discussion…

    Keep denying denying denying everything you wrote last regular season and playoffs…

    Deny Deny Deny…Mr. President is that you?…

    You are not fooling anyone…Maybe you should have changed your avatar, that way I would not have recognized you…

    But really keep responding. No really. You are giving me a good laugh as I wait to head out for lunch. This is very exciting. Better than TV. That is for damn sure…

    Watching you get so defensive and watching you deny deny deny it all. Hysterical. Friends, Seinfeld etc have nothing on you…

    Whats my name? Say it…Saaaaaaay it!

  47. showey47 says:

    Wow,still talking about booing price. You would think the main story from wednesday night would have been how well leblanc played in his first game in a hab uniform. Considering the fans in montreal have been looking for the next local superstar for decades.

  48. Danno says:

    Who else is on team A for tonight’s game?

     

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

  49. nightmare_49 says:

      

       Darran Dreger tweets:

       Watching Kirk Muller run drills and interact with players this week makes me think he’s ready to be an NHL head coach.

       (Something to ponder – Would Rejean Tremblay and Les Boys allow a unilingual (square head) coach in Montreal when Brylcreem moves on).

  50. Captain aHab says:

    You really think him playing a good game will silence the throngs of complainers? To them “a good game” will mean stopping every puck for the next 2 months.

    Take a breath….it.was.a.pre-season.game.and.the.team.flopped.while.he.was.in

    One goal was on him. One other was seeing-eye through several screens. And two were on horrid d-plays. Why have the media not all been on Spacek? He made more bone-headed plays in that game than Price.

  51. Clay4bc says:

    I’m curious why you seem to be incapable of rational discussion…daddy issues?

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    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  52. spos080808 says:

    Angry, no not at all…

    I am laughing my ass off. You are a complete joke…

    The funniest thing is how I know exactly everything you wrote last season, regular season and playoffs…Bashing the team with Timo left and right…Yet you deny it…

    You are an absolute fraud buddy…

    You have been my bitch all morning…

    Pretty pathetic you keep posting though. Maybe that is your kind of thing, I dunno…

    And you won? HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA…

    You are not fooling anyone…

    Keep backtracking though buddy. Timo what.

  53. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Well said.

  54. Clay4bc says:

    Well, I’ve succeeded in my goal, I guess.

    You’re angry, and i think your posts are great – as far as being good for a laugh. Cheers. I think you may need to revise the score, because I seem to have won.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  55. fbkj says:

    meh

    i fall into neither of those categories

  56. puck face says:

    i don’t boo , not my style but i undrstand why some do. booing is harsh and insensitive , like it or not its also a form of comunication. booing a player for being consistenly bad or because you feel a certain player has a lot more to give but is not playing to his capabilities let’s him know that you as a fan (who pays his salary) are not happy , plain and simple. it also let’s the owners and coches know indirectly that you are not happy with their part in a players poor performance , although i’ve never tried i’m pretty sure that the invidual fan has zero chance of a head to head with either coach or management to discuss what they don’t like about the team , so what alternatives are there? stop watching? never going to happen. that being said i think before a fan opens his mouth to boo he should make sure he’s not over reacting (first period of the first pre season game) and not boo out of hatred ,  accessorizing their beligerent drunk ensemble. 

  57. WindsorHab-10 says:

    A goalie is a different breed. His game is all about being in a zone & concentrating throughout which means he does not need any distractions. Positional players who get booed can shake it off when their shift ends sitting on the bench. A goalie cannot.

    Fans that are booing Carey Price are on a mission to screw with his head and I have no use for them. They give all of us a very bad image/reputation because that’s what other teams fans talk about.

  58. saskhabfan says:

    You blamed lack of goal production from crosby and malkin for a goalies (fleurys) failure. Get the point yet? It was taken from your own post. Its my new sig. Hope you enjoy it.

     

     

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  59. fbkj says:

    okay thank you for finally adressing where youve been clearly shown you were wrong

    one out of 100 is baby steps i spose

    however when this point was brought up you were talking about how price was only showing signs of decline whearas fleury didnt go through the same rough bumps

    instead of rewording and retooling your argument, you could just concede you were wrong

  60. spos080808 says:

    Hey idiot, you have been posting everywhere how the fans have a right to boo…Then you keep asking the question when is it right to boo etc…

    I said how about they just do not boo…

    You do know how to read right?…

    Your first line was about it being dumb to boo in that game…I answered the question you later proposed…

    What an epic fail..In trying to make me look foolish, you ended up making yourself look look a moron plain and simple. Pretty funny!

    0-3!

  61. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Great opportunity for Carey Price to silence his critics. Doesn’t matter if Habs win or lose tonight, Price needs to play a very good game. I understand that fans have the right to cheer/jeer as they please but our fans are divided into 2 catagories, those that love Price and others that hate him no matter how he performs and will always find fault in his game.

    I’m pulling for you kid.

  62. observer says:

    yes it was a bad analogy i was responding to- completely- the situations are not even similar. price played well his first year and half and something happened to him physically or mentally around jan of 2009 and his play has completrely gone south. fleury was inconsistant from day one even in those 2 years they made the finals – he can be great or terrible. he was even pulled last year here against the habs in regf season and in playoffs had a couple of terrible games.

  63. Clay4bc says:

    Read my first line, genius…

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  64. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  65. Omit says:

    People who are booing Price are basically poor souls who live vicariously through others.  Since they have no life, they attach themselves to an idol, a sports team or something else.  When that person or entity fails to deliver to their expectations, they turn on them with bloodlust. 

    The only advice I can give them is to get a life of their own.  But they probably tried that already and, having  failed miserably, they decided to go the other route. As an individual, he becomes an obnoxious boor.  In a collectivity, he becomes part of a lunatic fringe.

  66. gumper says:

    J.T. makes some good points, but I don’t like where we end up if we follow the argument to its logical conclusion. If the reason trading Halak was a mistake is because “a few hundred” ignorant fans in the rafters of the Bell will now make Price’s life so miserable he’ll leave town precipitously, it means management, in future, will have to consult those few hundred ingnoramuses before making any player moves, so as to avoid putting undue pressure on any member of the team, present or future. I suppose that no one in his/her right mind would embrace that idea with much enthusiasm, since the mentality of those “fans” seems to be to find a scapegoat and do whatever is needed to destroy his hockey career. Pretty sad. 

  67. spos080808 says:

    How about not booing and standing behind your team through thick and thin? Ever think about that as the answer to your question.

  68. ed lopaz says:

    Since there are fans who will boo the American national anthem, why is anyone surprised that they will boo during the first exhibition game.?

    I was at a game, years ago, when Larry Robinson was booed relentlessly all night.

    SO WHAT!!!

    Guy Lafleur has been booed as well.

    You guys who are “worried” or “upset” or “shocked” should just grow a pair, and wake up to reality.

    If you put 21,273 people in an arena, sell them as many beers as they want, there will always be a few hundred that act out.

    Oh ya, one other thing.

    When your goalie who played 18/19 playoff games leads you  to your first East Conf championship series in 

    17 years, posting a .960 save % in 5 elimination games against Ovechkin and Crosby,

    and you decide to trade him, 

    there are probably going to be a few unhappy fans hanging around at the beginning of the season.

    The fans were booing the “decision” to trade Halak as much or than they were booing Price.

    ALL PRICE HAS TO DO IS WIN, and all will be forgiven.

    That’s why athletes play professional sports – to get paid to win – and that’s why fans PAY BIG DOLLARS to watch sports – to see their team WIN.

    When Price leads this team to a winning record, the booing will be long forgotten.

  69. LizardKing1967 says:

    Thanks to the media (and I mean ALL the media), We cannot have normal conversations about ANY of our players, especially the goalie. Did Price ask to be drafted by the Habs? Didi Price ask to be brought to the NHL at 19? Did Price ask BG to trade Huet? Did Price ask PG to trade Halak? He didn’t ask for any of this! He is ONLY 23. He is only the third goaltender in HISTORY to get 60 wins before the age of 23. His save percentage for his first three years is EQUAL to Patrick Roy’s and Martin Brodeur’s for their first three years in the NHL. His save percentage for his first three years is actually BETTER than Roy’s was in his first three years. I am NOT comparing him to them at all, but this has become rediculous! Leave the friggin’ guy alone already. Yes, I agree, he needs to start winning if he wants to be our no. 1 goalie, but HE DID NOT ASK FOR ANY OF THIS. I would not be surprised if he requested a trade before Xmas, the way the fans treat him.

    Plus, Halak lost to Philly too!.He played as poorly against them as Price did two years ago. GIVE IT A DAMN REST!!!!

     

     

    Jim-out. I BELIEVE!

  70. observer says:

    exactly. and where was that media or habs team outrage when they booed kovalev? just because gainey is obsessed with this one the fans NOW are attacked after the poor play by price since january 2009?

  71. Clay4bc says:

    OK, so I agree it was stupid to boo Price in his first pre-season game, even though he did royally defecate in the boudoir. But my question is this – when is it ok to voice displeasure with his apathetic and lack-luster goal-tending? 5 games into the season? 10? 20? Face it – he has not been good for a long time, with just a few rare exceptions. Didn’t he play “great” in just 3 games last season?

    Trevor Kidd Revisited. Jim Carey Rehashed. Will Carey Price have his name as well go down as being synonomous with “flash in the pan”, or “showed great promise, but couldn’t handle the NHL game”? Let’s hope not, but with every crappy start, this looks more and more likely. Enough with the excuses…it’s time for Price to poop or get off the pot – and I don’t mean this single pre-season game; I mean this season. He has to earn his money now, because he sure didn’t earn the contract he got.

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    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  72. Captain aHab says:

    The more I think about what Price said, the more I agree with it. This is pre-season hockey, not the Nuclear Arms Race and fans do need to chill. If he starts the year off with several bad games, then we’ll worry.

    What I’ll be looking for tonight is if they play in front of him. The team got their act together after he came out in the first game.

    I really like what I’m seeing from the kids and I think that some of the guys who weren’t giving their all last year know the gig is up and they better get in gear.

  73. Danno says:

    Kind of a no-win situation for Price. But he went a bit too far in my opinion with some remarks including this one:

    “Nobody’s ever come up to me and said, ‘You suck’ to my face. I don’t
    think anybody would ever do that. It’s just that when you get in a
    crowd, people are a lot more brave.”

    I think that just added fuel to the fire.

    Sometimes you just have to suffer in silence. Grin and bear it.

    There’s a great story on how its always been tough to be a goalie in Montreal even when you are the greatest of the great by Chris Boyle.

     

     

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

  74. observer says:

    Of course everyone including those fans know these are just meaningless exhibition practice games, but where was the media and team outrage when these same fans booed kovalev or even when they obviously stuffed the ballot box for the all-star game including for price?

  75. fbkj says:

    was kovalev bood in a pre-season game?

    and stuffing the ballot box is nothing new (sharks fans did the same for damphousse when san jose hosted the all star game) and of course.; the rory fitzdog incident lulz

  76. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  77. Jon Hackett says:

    I don’t agree that Kovalev had a good game. He barely touched the puck after the first period. He was a complete ghost the second half of the game. If anything I would single out Peter Regin, that guy had one hell of a game.

  78. Mark C says:

    Brendan Gallagher makes a soild return to the WHL, by having a 2 goal 3 assist night.

  79. JF says:

    One of the things I feel very hopeful about after watching the first pre-season game and bits of the second is our powerplay.  I’m not sure quite what they’re doing, but it look a lot more dynamic than previous years’ powerplays.  According to Arpon Basu, the team is experimenting with a new powerplay formation modelled on the one used in Hamilton by Guy Boucher and quite different from the standard ones.  Even when they don’t score, they create a lot of dangerous chances. 

    Overall, I’ve really liked the intensity in both games, and some of the kids have been impressive (especially Palushaj, Leblanc, Desharnais, Mayer, Eller, and Subban of course).  I was also really glad to see both Pouliot and AK46 have strong games.  Pouliot says he added some muscle over the summer, and AK46 apparently arrived in camp in much better shape than last year, which hopefully means he won’t take until December to get going.  We need both these guys to be regular contributors on the scoresheet.

  80. sillywalk says:

    I gotta tell you, I’m getting real tired of the articles about how stupid people are to expect that Carey Price will actually show up to a game. How many years of slack should he look forward to?

    As someone said, if we can cheer then we can boo.

  81. fbkj says:

    well thanks for making us look bad and discouraging players from wanting to play here

    thanks a bunch

  82. madcap_habsfan says:

    People who boo any of our players are stupid, point finale. It was an F-ing preseason game, there is no reason for it, actually there is no reason for it ever, if you don’t like the play of any player stopping buying tickets and let other people who actually want to be there and support our team have them.

    I’m sick and tired of all these people who feel it’s ok to be a-holes to the team just because they can

    btw can anybody tell me how to get in touch with Mr. Cam Hutchinson?  I’d like to “thank him” profusely for his first bit in his, often funny often not clolumn ” bits and Peices” which again alludes to all Habs fans being looting rioting jerks.

     

     

     

     

    -“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk

  83. toinz says:

    I have a journalism question that I hope Mike or Dave can answer.

     

    If after three days, its still speculation as to whether it was Price who decided he was not going to face the reporters, why are people still writing articles blaming him for a decision.

     

    I understand reporters like to talk about the media. In politics, it happens all the time. I am just wondering why after three days, a reporter who definitely knows what he is doing (the LLSJ) would rap a players hand for something he is basing on pure speculation?

  84. larisalapointe says:

    Red Fisher is a dinosaur. Since the 70’s all he writes is hate.

  85. Tremblant Habs Fan says:

    I have the utmost respect for Red Fischer, but come on Red!

    “it would have been a non-story at the water coolers the morning after”

    Yeah right! We would have been talking about Curtis Sanford’s great saves! Red thinks they made the wrong move by trading Halak and he’s taking it out on Price!

  86. jamieboy333 says:

    Anyone know a stream for the game tonight?

  87. observer says:

    check channelsurfing or atdhe later on they come up before the games

  88. habs001 says:

    if there are no injuries there are really very few if any forward position openings to start the season. as the season goes on there could be openings due to injuries or poor performance.

    top 6-  camm,plecks,gion,gomez,pouliot,ak46….the only way any of these are not on the team if there is a trade(pouliot or ak46)

    bottom 6- lapps,halpern,boyd,moen…these guys will start the season here….eller-based on many fans reaction to the halak trade and ellers solid showing in the ahl he has to be on the opening day roster..pyatt based on playoff will be on the team …darche will be the 13th forward

    for any of the other forwards to make the team they would have to show an unbelievable scoring touch in the pre-season as we have enough grinders and grit players above…

  89. fbkj says:

    disagreed

    if i was him id have thrown some more expletives

  90. Captain aHab says:

    To me what Price is doing is like ignoring trolls on message board. Just go ahead and boo, I don’t care.

  91. madcap_habsfan says:

    He’s right though. I seriously doubt that any of the boobirds would walk up to him in person and tell him he sucks. Most people are meaner when they know people can’t single them out…they don’t have b’s and if somebody did walk up to him and say that then they really aren’t fans

    -“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk

  92. Clay4bc says:

    You should watch some more teams play – players hear boos in every city. If he doesn’t want to hear the boos, there are other professions to go into, like accounting. Or, perhaps he could just play better, because this would stop the boos in their tracks. Here’s hoping.

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    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  93. fbkj says:

    seen games in 12 nhl barns thanks, you arent talking to a n00b!

    buddy is saying that its okay to behave like this at a pre-season game, which in case you havent noticed, makes us all look stupid

    its this kind of behaviour that will make montreal, once again, the siberia of the nhl

  94. madcap_habsfan says:

    It’s too bad nobody gives a damn about having any kind of class anymore,” liberty may mean the right to tell people something they do not want to hear” but people never seem to take into account others before they open their mouths.

     

     

    -“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk

  95. observer says:

    they knew it was a meaningless game – but they were booing a guy “in a slump” for almost 2 full years and counting plus everyone knew it would happen at his first stumble the day halak was traded away by those 2 stubborn old men. those fans who once voted him into the all-star game then see him regress into a very average goalie obviously think he will NEVER help this team win a championship. was not a case of booing for a play or 2 in a pre-season game. btw- if gauthier had done it right TODAY in ottawa would be price’s first start. but he makes one bad move after another.

  96. fbkj says:

    alright dude im tired of re-reading your points that get refutted and you sit idly by without any accountability for your words

    you arent here for discuassion and im done

    enjoy

  97. observer says:

    AND I’m tired of reading your repetitive simplistic airhead comments that you yourself never cease to post over and over again.

  98. spos080808 says:

    And I am tired of your idiotic, front running, bandwagon, negative, hypocritical comments.

    Game.Set.Match.

  99. observer says:

    what do you suggest? security guards should throw out anyone who boos? all fans must wear a canadiens jersey to be allowed in? absolutely unbelieveable. price was the first athlete anywhere who was booed. only in montreal they boo. are u for real????????????????????????

  100. fbkj says:

    ive adressed the all star ballot stuffing point

    and asked you about kovalev being bood

    TWICE, on this very thread

    neither of which you have replied

    and im only repetitive when im asking the same question to points that you cannot seem to answer

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  101. fbkj says:

    4 straw mans

    cool

  102. observer says:

    what you are tired of is THE TRUTH you don’t want to hear in your group think simplistic mind!

  103. spos080808 says:

    HaHaHaHaHa…

    Nice response. A bunch of fluff…

    You bring nothing to the table. You avoid facts, never respond to relevant questions, etc etc. You are a complete clown with all your “opinions”…

    This so called truth you speak of is that you are a complete front running “fan”. If it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck…

    Another loss for ya…Keep trying though.

  104. spos080808 says:

    Actually yah, only in Montreal do they boo a certain player in the first preseason game of the year. So yes, only in Montreal. Nice try though. You failed miserably like usual.

  105. observer says:

    know what makes fans look stupid? singing na na na goodbye or ole ole in the first period of a december game up 2-0 in the first period or anytime even up 2 goals with about 5 or 6 minutes left in a game or burning cop cars if you win a first round series or simpleton fans like you. in my day montreal fans were the smartest in this sport about the team and the sport – you and them are the opposite. i have gone to hundreds of games here and elsewhere in the nhl even the ahl and college and other leagues and never in my life booed anyone or threw anything on the ice. and you are simply trying to say it was a meaningless exhibition game – but everyone knows it even those who booed – they were booing a situation that is now near 2 years old and worsened by gauthier sending halak away – a man who did get the job done.

  106. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  107. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  108. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  109. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  110. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  111. fbkj says:

    CAN YOU ANSWER THE FRIGGING KOVALEV QUESTION???

  112. Clay4bc says:

    yeah, I know you aren’t a n00b…you usually make a lot of sense, actually, as far as I’m concerned…but I think my point is valid – people get bood all over the league – even players much better than Price.

    Although I agree with your point as well – not in the first pre-season game – unless you’re the Leafs, because they were booing their team after the first game as well.

     

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    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  113. fbkj says:

    everyones just really sensitive about the goalie situation on all fronts…

    it sucks

    which is why i guess this got more attention than the leafs getting boo’ed

  114. Clay4bc says:

    I’m sick and tired of holier than thou people telling me what constitutes a “good” fan. These overpriced prima donnas make more money in a year than most of us will see in our lifetimes. We pay their salary. We have a right to voice displeasure.

    Not that I am in the booing crowd, but I reserve the right to do so if I choose.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  115. observer says:

    so where was the outrage against the fans when they booed kovalev?

  116. madcap_habsfan says:

    Like my houlier then thou self said before , you don’t like it, stop paying them their salaries, stop buying the tshirts, stop buying the jersey and all the merchandise stop buying tickets to the games. You don’t have to be contributing anything to the prima donnas if you choose not to

    -“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk

  117. fbkj says:

    booing is fair game when its called for

    but to dismiss them as primadonnas because they make money?

    guess what, they can walk and still make money elsewhere where they wont have to put up with this bs

    its a hard enough markett as it is to play in, look at the bigger picture and stop giving the nhlpa more reasons to not look at montreal as ideal

  118. fbkj says:

    when was kovalev bood in a pre-season game?

  119. madcap_habsfan says:

    i’m never for booing anyone

    -“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk

  120. spos080808 says:

    A REAL fan of a team cheers for the team and is behind the team through thick and thin. Through good and bad. Cheering them on no matter what! Those are real fans…

    The ones who boo Roy for one bad game, taunt Price for a pre-season game when he IS the biggest piece of the Habs team this season, is ridiculous…

    You do not like it, then do NOT go to the frickin games. Do NOT buy merchandise. Sit at your house and come on Habs I/O and be like Timo..

    “Holier than thou people”…Sorry buddy no…It is called the TRUTH! The real fans stand behind the team. The ones who boo etc, and the prototypical bandwagoners or front runners! Plain and simple.

  121. observer says:

    A REAL fan of a team cheers for the team and is behind the team through thick and thin. — of the team! and if someone stinks or you have a bad coach or gm – you want the owner to make the moves to remove the ones holding THE TEAM back. THE FAN YOU ARE AND ARE TALKING ABOUT WANTS THE WORST PLAYER ON THE TEAM TO NEVER BE SENT AWAY.

  122. Clay4bc says:

    No, I don’t have to. I choose to. And these players choose to get into a profession that has a lot of critics when you play bad. Professional athletes have it rough that way, and are well compensated for it. Price needs to suck it up.

    For Christ sakes, Dryden and Lafleur were bood in your city, and they were two of the all-time greats. Price has done nothing yet. And as I said, I don’t boo players. but if I want to, I have the right.

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    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  123. spos080808 says:

    So you are already calling Price the worst player on the team before the season even STARTS!…

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

    Gotta love the idiotic masses who cheer on the Habs.

    These are the fans that the 29 other fanbases call a joke. And you know what, they are right.

  124. spos080808 says:

    And we have the right to call you an idiot for doing that.

    Total bangwagon front running fan you are…Typical…

    Timo is that you?

  125. Clay4bc says:

    Yes, you are a REAL (!!!) fan. All others should bow down before you and bask in the glory that is you.

    But in the mean time…you are a prime example of what I find most amusing. This team has been bood throughout it’s glorious history. The Rocket was Bood Dryden, Roy, Robinson, Shutt, Lafleur, and the list goes on. And here’s a news-flash…it’s NOT ME who is doing the booing. But as I say, these people who pay their salaries have a right to do so, if they choose. They are also “REAL” fans. And for you to say otherwise is laughable.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  126. spos080808 says:

    Na you are just an idiot. I remember you prior to the playoffs last season. You bashed the team left and right. You bashed the team when they went down 3 games to 1 to Washington. You and Timo both agreed with each other. You both went on and on about how all the players suck, show no heart, should be traded etc etc…Then they win and you get back on the bandwagon…

    Then against the Pens they get down once again, and you and Timo bash them like you did in the first round…And again yoiu get back on the train when they won…

    And after they lose to Philly you bashed the team for not having the right players and that is because of the GM etc…

    YOU ARE A JOKE! You are not fooling anyone…

    You lose.

  127. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  128. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  129. Clay4bc says:

    Yeah, resort to name calling. It will help me to take you seriously – really!

    All you know about me is what I’ve sold you. I’ve been a fan of this team through thick and thin for 40 years and counting, with nary even the slightest waver in loyalty to the TEAM (not a single player, mind you – the team). So if I come across as a “bandwaggoner” to you, then you’re not very perceptive…and I’ll leave it at that.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear

    — George Orwell —

  130. spos080808 says:

    You think I take you seriously after everything you said about the team prior to the playoffs and even bashed them in each and every series last playoffs…

    You are kidding me right?…

    BUddy I remember exactly who you are…You are not fooling me…You are a garbage “fan”…I do not even consider you a fan actually. You are exactly like Timo…ANd yes that is the worst insult possible…

    0-2 v. me…But keep trying.

  131. saskhabfan says:

    Great post,clay is an idiot. He is one of those losers(clay,retromikey,manapart,observer…..etc) who want to see the team fall on their face to prove his self-righteous ego correct. Its more then ok to disagree with certain moves made by either the coaches or management. But in the end you should still want the team to have a good season. But instead these band of babies would rather have failure to make them feel better about their own sad and pathetic lives.

     

     

     

     

  132. observer says:

    they were booing price for poor play since jan. 2009 and gauthier and gainey who they cant boo for this 2 year situation NOT because a play in an exhibition nothing game. posters here are saying fans should never boo players on their own team ANYTIME if you notice.

  133. Clay4bc says:

    Please go back and re-read my “bashing” posts when we were down 3 games to one. What you find will surprise you. Also after game one of the Pens series. Please go and look at my comments after the Philly series. Even farther back, if you’d like. If you’re going to call me out, provide evidence. But make sure it’s fair, and don’t take quotes out of context. Paint the whole picture.

    As for who the “idiot” is…who’s the one getting upset by a stranger on the Internet who is merely levelling valid criticism at the goalie of their hockey club of choice?

    That would be you…

    And what exactly did I lose? I still have my self-respect, a great family and job, and an overall great life. You are just an angry guy on the internet lashing out like a fool at every percieved slight. You are the joke, my friend.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  134. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  135. observer says:

    yup – everyone is an idiot who doesnt groupthink like simpletons such as you

  136. Clay4bc says:

    Do you realise how silly you sound?

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    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  137. fbkj says:

    … it took you this long to not answer the question?

    and when did i ever say fans should never boo?

  138. observer says:

    wasnt referring to price as the worst player. i was referring to what the simpletons say that yoiu can never boo any player on the team you like – WHICH INCLUDES THE WORST PLAYER.

  139. spos080808 says:

    HaHaHaHaHa…

    This is a fake post right?

    Buddy, you are Timo BOTH bashed the team prior to the playoffs, during the Caps series, during the Pens series, during the Philly series, and after the season ended…

    I remember exactly who you are…

    I find it hysterical that you are backtracking and not owning up to it…

    You and Timo both! You always agreed with each other and always stuck up for each other…

    You are not fooling anyone…

    You are a joke and a fraud…

    You front ran through the entire season and playoffs. Yah some fan you are. Hysterical absolutely hysterical…

    Do you like being owned by me? Do you like being my bitch? Bc I am using and abusing you with each and every single post…

    But yah do not own up to your bashing through the season and playoffs…

    Too frickin funny…

    ANother epic fail by you. But thanks for the laugh!!! You Timo!

  140. spos080808 says:

    HaHaHaHaHa…

    This is a fake post right?

    Buddy, you and Timo BOTH bashed the team prior to the playoffs, during the Caps series, during the Pens series, during the Philly series, and after the season ended…

    I remember exactly who you are…

    I find it hysterical that you are backtracking and not owning up to it…

    You and Timo both! You always agreed with each other and always stuck up for each other…

    You are not fooling anyone…

    You are a joke and a fraud…

    You front ran through the entire season and playoffs. Yah some fan you are. Hysterical absolutely hysterical…

    Do you like being owned by me? Do you like being my bitch? Bc I am using and abusing you with each and every single post…

    But yah do not own up to your bashing through the season and playoffs…

    Too frickin funny…

    ANother epic fail by you. But thanks for the laugh!!! You Timo!

  141. spos080808 says:

    You like being in the bent over position huh?

    Owned like usual.

    Say my name bitch.

  142. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  143. observer says:

    WELL at $2.7 million or $500,000 or whatever if you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen. this was not the first time the fan base started turning against a player a high draft pick a bad draft pick by the gm. jamarcus russel, daigle, tim couch, the list of failures is a mile long. true price has only played bad for almost the last 2 years only – give him another 3 here?

  144. observer says:

    your post displays exactly what you are.

  145. fbkj says:

    he signed a contract for 2

    and yes the players are fully aware that they can get out of the kitchen and go elsewhere

    then people like you will be in a further rutt because nobody wants to play here because of this behavior and the team sucks

    while people like me will be looking at you with a lot of resentment for perpetuating all of it

  146. spos080808 says:

    I agree 100%…

    The funny thing about Clay is that I remember him from last season. I used to bash him all the time because he was only posting negative things all during the regular season and absolutely tearing the team apart during the Caps/Pens/Flyers series. He denies it now but I remember him exactly because of his avatar. He is an absolute clown through and through…

    He needs something to bash the team over. You are 100$ correct!

  147. spos080808 says:

    Roy. Yah that worked great huh. Keep booing players though.

  148. Clay4bc says:

    Be a man. Back up your words. Do the research.

    I supported Timo, yes – I supported him over reactionaries like you, who insulted and bullied him for having an opinion differing from yours (while all the while he showed so much more class than your ilk, by NEVER saying a bad word about another poster, no matter how vile their words). While I rarely agreed with his words, I vehemently defended his right to have his opinion – and why not? Isn’t this a discussion board? Not to you, though…you don’t want opposing views. You want to silence the opposition, and have cultural hegemony.

    I will not be cowed by the likes of you, I assure you. So keep insulting. It makes you look very mature.

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    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    — George Orwell —

  149. spos080808 says:

    Wow good one. No really that was a good one…

    Go boo a priest for a bad surman, a doctor for a bad diagnosis, your mother for a bad meal you clown.

  150. spos080808 says:

    Have you ever heard of sticking by your team through thick and thin because you want the team to do well? Ofcourse not because people like you, Clay and the media would then have nothing to write about and nothing to bitch about. You need to bash and boo or else you have nothing to do.

  151. spos080808 says:

    Do my research? HAHAHAHAHAHA…

    Uh huh whateva you say…

    I remember exactly who you are and what you wrote because of your avatar big guy…

    But yah keep backtracking. No really, be one of “those” kind of people. You know, the kind that gets called out for something he did, but then deny deny deny. You should be in politics man. You would have a great future…

    Owned like usual. Say my name!

  152. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  153. observer says:

    he forgot more about hockey than you’ll ever know

  154. toinz says:

    The post wasnt about Red Fisher.

     

    The guy has been coveering the Habs since the 50s and we all know the media has definitely changed since he first began working for the Star. He CLEARLY knows what he is doing.

     

    It’s giving a story more ink 3 days later while still being based on speculation. The article itself is more commentary than actual reporting but it is still taken for granted something which hasnt been confirmed at all.

  155. larisalapointe says:

    toinz,I’m one of those people that would rather go to a doctor fresh out of school than someone who has been practicing for 50 years. Just because someone has been around a long time, doesn’t make them super knowledgable.
    I prefer the nonmainstream reporters. That’s just me.

    Observer, there is something wrong with you, instead of attacking me personally,you know nothing of my hockey knowledge, how about an intelligent argument.

    This is the last time I respond to you.

  156. Ton says:

    Yes one can say if you pay for a ticket you can boo! I question why you should be able to boo.  Make it bell policy, you boo your out!  Morally its not right.  Bob Gainey eluded to this, “we don’t want you stay home”.  After all that building could sell out many times over.  Here’s an example; your managing an employee, or training is in progress. They mess up therefore as manager (your also a supporter) you tell them their incompetent, heckle them, boo them. Who wins in the end, nobody! 

    Support the individual (Price) and management at the end of the day will have to make a decision if he doesn’t produce. It all comes down to stopping the puck, he signed the contract meaning he wants to stay in Montreal, lets make this thing work. If it doesn’t its because he’s not stopping the puck he will not be guarding the net long.  We had many players who underperformed last year but they were not boo’ed therefore I think its way too early to make the call on Price. Give it some time. By the way I was an Halak fan! 

  157. G-Man says:

    “he signed the contract meaning he wants to stay in Montreal”

     

    Price signed in Montreal because it was either that or play in the KHL. He had no options, apart from staying home, because the Habs have his contract rights.

  158. Beaco says:

    First off I want to say I’ve loved reading Red fisher for 30 years. I will continue to read him but the past couple of years the “in my day” spiel is wearing thin…

    Price did not have an outstanding outting on Wednesday, on this we can agree. Him not coming out and explaining himself regarding poor play in exhibition game one does not concern me. We all know what he’s thinking. Him standing there while journalists ask him questions we all know the answers too will not enhance my fan experience. I tend to think the “PRICE REFUSES TO FACE MUSIC” story is a media construct borne out of frustration. You didn’t get a quote from him about exhibition game one. He spoke to you the next day. Get over it. Fisher going on about this 3 days later? Give me a break. It’s a glorified practice. If he doesn’t come out after a regular season game, have at it, I guess, but it’s practice. Practice. We talkin’ ’bout practice….Sorry my post was hijacked for a second by Allen Iverson….

  159. C-Dawg says:

    I agree…Red is ruining his legacy by continuing to write as he has the past few years. His writing now is that of a grumpy old man, and not how I want to remember him or his writing.

  160. C-Dawg says:

    People keep saying “Don’t boo, because it’s only the first pre-season game”

    How about we just say this and let the F’in subject die…

    “REAL FANS boo the refs, boo the other team but never, under any circumstances, boo players on their favorite team, as it doesn’t just hurt that player, but brings down the team as a whole. REAL fans don’t bring their favorite team down, they cheer them onto victory”

     

     

  161. habs permanent bandwagon fan says:

    after what Gui said about the fans, I hope he gets booed to death tomorrow night.

    can someone please tell me for how long Bell Express Vu will show the center ice games for free?

    until the regular season starts? 

    too bad they can’t do the same for the NFL package.

  162. ZepFan2 says:

    Till the end of October.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  163. Bill J says:

    Ludicrous!

    Ever hear of Eric Lindros ?  Or where you too young to remember the day he was drafted ?

    Did Eric play hockey the season after being drafted ? YES

    Price could have easily told the Habs to F-Off… and demanded a trade.

    And the Habs WOULD have traded him (not just let him walk to the KHL and lose the trade value that is Price)

     

  164. G-Man says:

    If Price would have held out the reaction of the other teams would probably have been, “What’s wrong with this player?”

    Kind of like when Lindros had his mommy and daddy telling him not to play in Quebec because of THEIR prejudice. In the end, it all worked out. Lindros won no Cups and gained millions. Not bad for a guy who couldn’t keep his head up.

  165. Ton says:

    generally speaking anyone can tear up someone’s writting but do you agree in most part that we cannot continue to boo Price it gets us no where.

  166. fbkj says:

    you completely ommited the bidding war for lindros… why?

  167. Storm Man says:

    Do you get anything right? I know your the leader of the sheep but try and get your facts right. Lindros would have played in Montreal he did not want to play for Quebec as he did not like the owner.

  168. G-Man says:

    I focused on why Lindros was never liked in Quebec. Many fans here took it very badly when he refused to sign with the Nordiques. The fact that Quebec accepted 2 offers for him didn’t really pertain to the point I was making. Acquiring Forsberg and the rest for the big guy was icing on the cake for the franchise that moved to Denver.

  169. fbkj says:

    there we go

    i like full stories

  170. Bill J says:

    The point YOU where making (because you seem to have forgotten WTF you’re talking about)

    Is that Price has ZERO negotiating power, my counter point proved that YOU are wrong.

    You somehow went on a tangent about what QC people felt about Lindros.

     

  171. larisalapointe says:

    Now that is really low. Obviously other than what you read here, you don’t read anything else. Every team, with the exception of maybe Buffalo (who has Ryan Miller), would jump at the chance to sign him. Before you accuse me of being a pricebot, go scour the newspapers and blogs of other NHL cities. You’ll be surprised how highly regarded he is.

    It’s one thing to criticize a players game, it’s another to devalue him.

  172. G-Man says:

    The fans are booing management. Does is detract from all the other young players who are getting their first look at Montreal fans? Yes. Will it affect their performance, as well? Probably.

    The worst part about it is that this has become the sole subject people are posting about. And many go on to insult those with differing opinions.

  173. G-Man says:

    Look, Bill, if you want to cheer while the team is playing poorly go ahead. If you want to cheer when management continually drops the ball, go ahead. There are over 6 billion points of view in this world, and if you feel yours is the only correct one, well, you’re welcome to post it for everyone to see. It changes nothing.

  174. G-Man says:

    He is as valuable as Benoit Pouliot right now.

  175. Bill J says:

    Do you have a problem addressing the topic we where supposedly talking about ?

    Is this how you handle it when your P.O.V. has been negated ?

    You start talking about other things, and saying “We all have opinions”

    I guess Price was right, there are some serious cowards (see you) among the Habs Fan base.

    Stand up for your point of view, but try and stick to the discussion.

  176. Bill J says:

    Says the guy who speaks out of his sphincter.

    The more you post today, the more you prove how un-educated you are when it comes to the Habs & the NHL.

  177. fbkj says:

    since when does “not booing” = “cheering”?

  178. G-Man says:

    Bill, both our points of view don’t really matter. Get over yourself. Calling my opinions ludicrous is just your opinion. I don’t care what you think all that much. It’s fun to read your over-reactions, though.

  179. larisalapointe says:

    So you read all those other stories so fast. Wow! Everybody knows how difficult (understatement) it is to play goal in Montreal. The other teams would take that into account and automatically give him the benefit of the doubt. I beg to differ about Pouliot, forwards are a dime a dozen, good goalies aren’t.

  180. Bill J says:

    LMAO

    Keep trying to deflect your idiocy onto me, I could care less.  Your failing at it.

    Your opinion that “Price had NO bargaining power”

    IS LUDICROUS.

    I provided evidence that makes sense, you have yet to address it.  Tells me you know you are wrong, specially when you try & change the subject.

     

     

  181. LA Loyalist says:

    You are on crack. The guy is 20 and 68. Line forms to the left.

  182. LA Loyalist says:

    What trade value? Explain the trade value of a 20 and 68 head case.

  183. LA Loyalist says:

    20 and 68

    Out

  184. larisalapointe says:

    The team is 20 and 68(not sure from where you are counting), but irrelevant.. The line on the left is for heroin addicts not crack addicts. lol

  185. Bill J says:

    I didn’t realize Price’s career started on January 1st, 2009.

    Wow what was I thinking.

    Your on the wrong side of this debate Brad, the side you are defending is NOT getting support from rational people.

    And posting 20 & 68 “head case” is only making you seem clueless and frankly – pathetic.  For choosing selective stats to “prove your point”

     

  186. MTLForever says:

    All I have to say is,  GO HABS GO.

     

    People know that Price only let in one softy in a PRESEASON game. Get over it. 

    Either get on the PRICE IS RIGHT or head to a different city where they don’t care as much about hockey 

    or follow your love of Halak to St.Louis where he didn’t do that great in his preseason  game either. 

     

    Like I said, GO HABS GO.

  187. Ton says:

    agreed, red you have over welcomed your stay, price hasn’t yet!

  188. LA Loyalist says:

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

    You guys kill me. Red has forgotten more about Habs than we will ever know and because he has standards of performance and character he’s past it? Well guess what – price should have come out and apologized and said that he will work hard and thank you for supporting us.
    It’s sad that I have to explain it.

  189. notbigbird says:

    The amount that he’s forgotten is exactly the problem.

  190. larisalapointe says:

    It would not have been nice to apologize for Spacek. You know teammates don’t do that to each other. I didn’t see anybody complaining when Halak didn’t speak to the press after games lost in the playoffs and not a dumb preseason game which should never be televised anyway. And answer the question without insulting me, just justify it for once.

  191. ABHabsfan says:

    Whatever happened to Kari Rammo? The goalie the HAbs got for Desjardins from TB?
    Another question for those of you closer to the epi-centre of hockey. There seems to be only one open spot to be had on the Habs roster on the 3rd or 4th lines and perhaps to spots for guys to eat hotdogs in the pressbox, who are the frontrunners? Palushaj ( how do you pronounce that anyway?) looked good on Wed as did Maxwell IMO. From the blog last night it sounded like lots of the younger guys played quite well. So who’s goin’?

  192. ooder says:

    he is in the KHL this season.. and he’s going to come over next season.. 

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  193. Bill J says:

    Ramo has one more season in the KHL.

    Palushaj = PA-LOU-SHEYE

  194. fbkj says:

    what do you mean what happened to rammo? the day he was aquired it was general knowledge hed be playing in the K this season…

  195. Bugs says:

    So what kind of contract do you think we’ll be giving the Artiste next year?

    1.5, 2 mil?

    Will he take it?

    Ok, ok, 2.5. C’mon, Kovy!

    C’mon.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  196. fbkj says:

    hes too short, peaked with purple rain, overrated… plus mormons are creepy

  197. Bill J says:

    Kovalev will be offering to pay the Habs 2Million+ for the right to play in MTL.  Which of course the NHLPA & Kovey’s agent will be protesting.  So the NHL will have to jump in, and nix the deal and penalize Kovalev for Cap circumvention.

    NOT the other way around!

  198. Everlasting1 says:

    Trade deadline.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  199. Omit says:

    Are you serious?  Not a bloody chance in hell.

  200. likehoy says:

    it’s a pipe dream.

    AK27 is gone and he ain’t coming back. Maybe in the BG regime but this is PG’s team.

    – I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  201. ABHabsfan says:

    I am soooo embarrassed that I missed that “general knowledge”. I appreciate the enlightenment.

  202. fbkj says:

    no need to get defensive

  203. LA Loyalist says:

    WOW he must be really good and a threat to Price. 

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  204. LA Loyalist says:

    WOW he must be really good and a threat to Price. 

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  205. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Carey,Carey,Carey…..do us all a favor and stop the PUCK!  As it stands right now I’m pretty sure all the other teams look forward to a shaky Price in net and know to  get as many high shots on him as possible cus they will go in! Like being a kid in a candy shop. Tonight will be very interesting….Maybe  Kovalev will pick Carey apart,eh?…..

  206. TomNickle says:

    Taking high shots on goalies is a way to try rattling their cages no doubt.  But teams do it to goalies that are hot or playing lights out.  The opposite end of the spectrum applies too.  If you piss somebody off enough, you can flip their switch or make them go from just okay to lights out

  207. Bugs says:

    Oh, and here is your Palushaj nickname, courtesy of the Hard Data Factory:

    Ebby Calvin Paloosh.

    Nuke Paloosh.

    Yeah, baby!

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  208. Richrebellion says:

    One question today, what’s with the media being being such a big bunch of babies? Price doesn’t speak to them after his bad performance and its the worst thing in the world? I’m more concerned about him playing well, not talking to the media so you can all go home happy. The media thinks their entitled to everything and that they should be told everything. Who cares that he didn’t speak, stop your crying, you’re not that special and move on with your life!

  209. Chuck says:

    Looks at it this way: if he speaks, they get their story. If he doesn’t speak, they have a different story. Either way, their covered.

  210. Bugs says:

    Nice.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  211. nightmare_49 says:

      

       from Russo’s Rant:

       But here’s the concern from the first 2 games: Latendresse looks yucky, and he admits it. ….  (it’s early)

    from Predator Insider on Sergei: ………..

    “You can see he is a ski­lled guy, works hard and when he gets some con­fi­dence, makes some very good plays,” Hornq­vist said. “He is a pas­ser and he can score too. He is good with the puck and he is good without the puck too.”

    In Mon­treal, Kos­titsyn pla­yed more of a trap­ping style. Nash­vi­lle plays a more puck-pursuit game, which has for­ced him to move his feet more on the ice.

    “It is much dif­fe­rent than pla­ying in Mon­treal,” Kos­titsyn said. “So it’s a bit tougher in the first game.”

  212. Danno says:

    If it’s okay to boo, does that make it okay to start booing the booers?

     

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

  213. Keith says:

    Good point. I personally would like to see the booers start to choke when they open their mouths to utter the b-word.

  214. Chuck says:

    I say go for it! Give ’em hell!

  215. Bill J says:

    I say HELL YEAH!

    If the Boo’ers whole logic behind their choice to boo revolves around a right to show displeasure…

    Then I choose to Boo the Boo’ers of the team.

    I don’t care if Fans have done it for 50 years.

    It does NOT make it right!

  216. nightmare_49 says:

       Enough about the Price booing, it’s pre-season and the fans have to get their timing back.

  217. Bugs says:

    It’s what happened the other night.

    Thing is, when you start booin the booers, it just sounds like you’re booin the booees too. Makes it worse.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  218. Bugs says:

    Hah!

    Nice!

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  219. Ed says:

    You’re funny nm. Since this is pre-season training camp for the booing fans, is there any chance that some of them won’t make the cut. Who checks the quality of their booing?

  220. t1tan5 says:

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    Yahoo League ID: 61051

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  221. rocketsglare says:

    It will be interesting how Price responds tonight after Wed. night’s loss and subsequent post-game

    bruhaha. It will be crucial for Price to set the tone early and often that he is prepared and ready to

    win tonight’s game.

    It is only a pre-season game, but it is important for his confidence that Price have a dominant game.

    Only then will the boo birds be tamed.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  222. likehoy says:

    the users on HIO obviously.

    – I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  223. Favorite Son says:

    I don’t see how Latendresse “bashed the fans”, Boone. He just said they should be careful or else the same thing will happen that has happened so many times before: Price will leave to go play a lot better somewhere else. He said to give Price a chance and that people whine after when a player leaves Montreal and plays better on another team. No bashing there at all and I agree 100% with him.

    As for your “fans” article, you and De Foy are absolutely right. The thing is, Montreal has some of the best fans in the NHL but at the same time we have some of the absolute worst as well.

  224. ghabsg says:

    It’s not management that ruins this team year after year…. It’s the barn yard fans that do! Stop running players out of town and just maybe we can have a contender team

  225. Favorite Son says:

    He’ll do a lot better because he won’t be subjected to the idiocy of the Bell Centre bums.

  226. Danno says:

    Maybe Geoff Molson and the Bell Centre should look into setting up two separate sections — booing or non-booing

     

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

  227. scrowe21 says:

    Game being shown anywhere tonight?

    ——–

    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  228. adam76 says:

    If any player is “run out of town” because of the fans, they are simply not man enough to play in Montreal.  Habs fans ave been booing for 101 years, its a fact – and complaining about it is a waste of time.

    Price wants the fans to stop booing him, its a simple solution – stop the puck.

  229. andrewberkshire says:

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  230. adam76 says:

    yep – please boo the booers!  That is sure to help.

  231. PrimeTime says:

    “Smartest fans in hockey….” HA!! Hogwash. More like an ignorant and rude, self-centred mob with a sense of entitlement that has no appreciation of reality outside of their own little needy world.
    Much like how a PQ Separitist thinks.

    I’ve been a Hab fan like so many others for all my life. But those that that are younger and became fans in the “Roy” era and now Boo are disalusioned to the better teams Hab teams of the past. Sorry you can’t have what we had in MTL in the legendary years but get over it or move on! You’re and embarassment to a proud organization, the players of present and the greats of the past and overall to a once great City. Love you all but you all like kin but right now you’re an embarassment to the family. Come back when you can grow up and not before…..we don’t want to see or hear you!

    …………………………………………………………

    “People build teams in certain ways. I’ve always traded for futures – not pasts.” – Sam Pollock

    The reason we are Hab fans http://www.habsworld.net/article.php?id=1476

  232. HardHabits says:

    It’s true that second hand booing is harmful to the health, even to those who have never even booed once in their life, but creating a non-booing section is not enough. The city should create a by-law whereas booers would have to boo outside.

  233. davecessna says:

    “you’re and embarassment” to the much improved educational systems of the present day.

  234. andrewberkshire says:

    These kind of comments just show your stupidity. Was Patrick Roy not man enough to play for the Habs? Get a grip on reality.

  235. SeriousFan09 says:

    Thanks for the reminder, I thought it was tommorow, that would’ve been ****.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  236. j2w4habs25 says:

    Maybe someone can give me help here, I wanted to read that one article on “• Guillaume Latendresse bashes fans” but its in french and maybe someone can translate for me or give me a english site lol

    thanks

  237. adam76 says:

    Come on Price, shutout tonight!  Time to turn this thing around.  

  238. j2w4habs25 says:

    I believe in Carey, it would be good if he got a shutout but as long as its a win :)

  239. davecessna says:

    Scratch that “you’re and embarassment” to homo sapiens. I’d put serious thought into getting a Darwin Award. http://www.darwinawards.com/

  240. PrimeTime says:

    LMAO…..not man enough…….too freakn funny!! Ouuuuuuu look out for the “real men” that boo like cowards! Grow some Dude!………………………………………..

    “People build teams in certain ways. I’ve always traded for futures – not pasts.” – Sam Pollock

    The reason we are Hab fans http://www.habsworld.net/article.php?id=1476

  241. j2w4habs25 says:

    I hope so.

  242. TomNickle says:

    You`re trying to communicate with a gremlin Andrew.  His knowledge goes no further than garbage scraps, mud puddle bathing and sucker punching for liquor money.

  243. ZepFan2 says:

    http://translate.google.com/#fr|en|

    ————————————————————————–

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

  244. PrimeTime says:

    Big fingers and a BB don’t mix well.

    “People build teams in certain ways. I’ve always traded for futures – not pasts.” – Sam Pollock

    The reason we are Hab fans http://www.habsworld.net/article.php?id=1476

  245. larisalapointe says:

    I Agree too. but unfortunately the message isn’t being delivered.  Everybody except the Pope has said, give the kid a break because he will be great. The kid has never asked for a trade, works his butt off, his teamates think he’s great but still there is a lack of humanity, that’s the only explanation. Forget all the endless discussions about being a “true” fan, just be a good human being and don’t kick someone who is  down.  The negativity in the Bell Centre some nights is killing the game for all of us. If you want to yell at a player, drive up north and yell in the bush. I hope Price is a hab a long time, but I would not blame him if he left. Right now he’s trying to take it as a challenge, but how long before he says WTF am I doing. I can play better and be happier somewhere else. I hear Yzerman loves him.

  246. HardHabits says:

    Pot calling kettle Andrew? Roy was not run out of town. He was mis-handled. I hate to say it but the Habs brass back then was ultra-arrogant. There’s less of that now since eating humble pie for the past 18 years but the Roy episode lies squarely on the shoulders of Tremblay, Houle and Corey not the fans™.

  247. ZepFan2 says:

    On Bell it is.

    Channel 434

    ————————————————————————–

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

  248. Danno says:

    It’s also extremely adictive, and makes your teeth go bad. That, and it can affect your ability to get and sustain an erection…

     

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

  249. larisalapointe says:

    hahahahahahaha….maybe us women should play instead.

  250. j2w4habs25 says:

    aha okay i was wondering about that article how can they considder that bashing? aha I totally agree with him.

  251. Bugs says:

    He says he thinks us booin the Priceberg is bad. Every time a player leaves Mtl, we’re upset he’s successful elsewhere and if we’re not careful, same thing’ll happen with the Priceberg. He says it’s a 100% guarantee that the Priceberg is all that and then some. Just like Tendre Guidoune, he was pushed too much too early. So we should cut him some slack and encourage him. Pens showed patience to M-A Fleury and look at how great he is now. The Priceberg looks chilled and relaxed, but sooner or later, the bad vibes, should they coontinue, wil get to him, and he’ll wanna leave and we’ll have no one to blame but ourselves.

    Then, he goes on to say: look at how great I am in Minny, and the only reason that is, is because Minny has me play my non-defensively accountable, non-physical game, and that makes me a game-breaker.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  252. PrimeTime says:

    Good response….Truth hurts doesn’t it!?!…………………… “People build teams in certain ways. I’ve always traded for futures – not pasts.” – Sam Pollock

    The reason we are Hab fans http://www.habsworld.net/article.php?id=1476

  253. Everlasting1 says:

    How about we agree to disagree, ok Hitler?

     

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  254. j2w4habs25 says:

    :) if there was a like; I would like this lol. But its all well said

  255. j2w4habs25 says:

    as in RIS? lol sorry i dont got bell 😛

  256. Favorite Son says:

    He said that people complain when players leave Montreal and then go play better elsewhere. He said fans should be careful and take it easy and support the players instead of running them out of town. The rest is about him and how he’s playing in Minnesota with ice time and teammates and being able to just focus on scoring goals.

  257. HardHabits says:

    Booers also have shorter life spans and are a drag on the health care system. I don’t boo, why should I have to pay for those that do?

  258. SPATS says:

    GAME ON TV TODAY? According to my Bell Expressvu program guide, the game is available on NHL network at 7pm Eastern channel 434 out here on the west coast. Info says, “Blackout lifted for this hockey game, Game is available in the East region. Hopefully available out here in BC as well. Enjoy

    OOH AAH – HABS ON THE WARPATH!

  259. ZepFan2 says:

    ok Hitler…

    Wow, you’re an idiot!

    ————————————————————————–

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

  260. adam76 says:

    For the anti booing army – You are entitled to your opinion – however I feel fans who are “embarassed” of the boo birds are ignorant to how this franchise has operated over the last 101 years.  In the 70’s, the motto was “we love you if you win or tie”.  

    Prices play in Wednesdays game (3 goals on 4 shots), combined with his pathetic record last season warrented the jeers he received.  Over 4 seasons, he has not lived up to his petagree – yet management continues to geve him every oppoturinty to be number one – even though he has done  NOTHING (on and off the ice) in the last two seasons to  justify his current position as the number one goalie.

    I want Price to succeed – but if he comes out and lets in 3 goals on 4 shots, I’m booing him and there is nothing you “brown shirts” can do about it.  Booing the Habs for lack of performance is as big of a tradition in Montreal as smoking.

    What I can’t understand is how people still make every excuse under the sun to protect this kid.  Its like none of this is his fault, which is insane to me.  He has had some unfair breaks and unwanted pressure – but 70% is on him and him alone.

    You can do this Price, you are a 4 year NHL vet.  Work on the glove – get pissed off, keep your mouth shut, play with class and get results.  

  261. ZepFan2 says:

    As in, NHL Centre Ice.

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

  262. Danno says:

    Think about it. Tiger Woods has not been playing all that well this year. Does the PGA allow people to start booing him while he plays?

     

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

  263. Favorite Son says:

    You’re right, and that’s what Latendresse said too: a player can tell himself to ignore all the bs and protect himself by not listening to all the negativity, but it’s only a matter of time before it will get to him and he won’t want to play here anymore.

  264. nightmare_49 says:

      

       As the pre-season rolls along i’m leaning rapidly to the point made this summer by our top poster Eric (2 cents) that this years version of the Habs has the best crop of prospects in recent history.  

      

  265. ZepFan2 says:

    I’ve never booed in my life and now I’m stricken with boositis.

    Second hand booing is the cause of terminal boositis. Please help to eliminate second hand booing.

    😉

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

  266. Everlasting1 says:

    Protesting is cowardice? It’s called a backbone.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  267. ZepFan2 says:

    And talk about the stench…oye, oye, oye.

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

  268. adam76 says:

    apples to oranges, unless you woul like to see this at the bell centre:

     

    http://victorystore00.stores.yahoo.net/quplsi.html

  269. Favorite Son says:

    There’s one tradition I want to break and it’s the one where people mind-f*ck a player so bad psychologically that he bails and plays like an all-star elsewhere. I have no problem against booing the team when they suck and lose miserably because of a lack of effort. But booing a kid who already has all the pressure in the world because they traded a fan favorite is unfair, to say the least.

  270. Chuck says:

    You speak of class, but refer to those that you’re arguing against as Nazis. Wonderful.

  271. Everlasting1 says:

    But booers pay-per-boo, so no need for public support.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  272. derfab says:

    I love Red but he’s wrong about one thing: Whether Price spoke to the media or not after his loss, he would still be facing the nonsense until the Habs win a few because it is an established, juicy thread or “story” that he  and Reggie Tremblay have milked as much as anyone. Those two (and not Price) should think about some private time in the wood shed. 

  273. naweed235 says:

    anybody else cracked up on the Hall Gill advertising the canadiens magazine on CJAD radio??? lol ” there is only one thing that I enjoy more than blocking shots… and thats reading my canadiens magazine ” ahahahhaha

  274. rated_R says:

    “LEAVE CAREY ALONE!”, he yelled under a yellow blanket.

  275. ZepFan2 says:

    The only ignorant fool here is you, little man.

    Were you even around in the 70’s? I think not. Don’t speak of which you have no clue about.

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

  276. LA Loyalist says:

    You re basically saying it’s ok to have no character. No wonder he can’t stop the puck.

  277. Everlasting1 says:

    Yes, but only the women.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  278. C-Dawg says:

    Answer me this, do you boo in a movie theatre when you don’t like the acting or the story line? 

    How about when you go to a concert and they don’t play you favorite song?

    Do you boo if your steak isn’t cooked perfectly in a restaurant, or boo the waittress if you don’t like her service?

    Of course not, that would be asinine, wouldn’t it? So is boing at a Habs game. There are other ways of showing your dis-satisfaction with a player other than booing which affects the WHOLE team. Try staying home, so real fans can go support the team.

     

  279. Danno says:

    Agreed. But the point is, it wouldn’t help Tiger’s putting and it won’t help Price stop more pucks.

     

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

  280. LA Loyalist says:

    If you can remember the 70s you weren’t really there :)

  281. linnek says:

    Here’s a thought … the next time the “fans” at the Bell Center booo Carey Price … the rest of the fans should chant …. CAREY  CAREY CAREY!!!! 

  282. aemarchand11 says:

    Good old free previews woot!

    Go Habs Go!
    2010-2011

  283. Everlasting1 says:

     Yes, democracy is idiotic, and the point remains unchallenged.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  284. ooder says:

    hahahah ya same here.. 

    i couldn’t believe it.. i think he even used the word riveting

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  285. ZepFan2 says:

    That was the 60’s.

    But yeah, some memories are hazier then others. lol

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

  286. Everlasting1 says:

    Stifling.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  287. rated_R says:

    Good idea…honestly

  288. Bugs says:

    I like how Red’s bottomline point seemed to be: Stop cryin. All’o’yehs. Media, players, fans, management, and especially Carey, stop cryin. And suck it up.

    If that’s what his point was, then I’m like “Uhh, aw’ight.”

    And besides, I mean…it’s friggin preseason. It’s nothing. It’s just “time to see the kids” time, isn’t it?

    Aww, what do I know?

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  289. ZepFan2 says:

    Desn’t change the fact you’re an idiot!

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

  290. ZepFan2 says:

    LMFAO

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

  291. Chuck says:

    Speaking of memories, we lost a great one 30 years ago today.  :(

  292. Bugs says:

    Uhhh, that won’t work.

    Doesn’t matter what your “intentions” are, it’ll sound like you’re cheering him for playin bad. (cuz folks won’t be booin’m for playing good)

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  293. ZepFan2 says:

    That’s not bad.

    It’s better than booing the booers and confusing those who the boo was originally meant for.

    Honestly though, that is a great idea.

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

  294. Bugs says:

    Must concur, though not with same words.

    Evie, you screwed up big time.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  295. Ian Cobb says:

    If it turns out that he is not good enough to be our starter, so be it. He will be a back up or we will move him.

    But to boo a kids dream of playing as a pro after his personal sacrifice and total life dedication to this game for 18 of his 23 years is about as wrong as anyone can be. But then again some don’t understand that their trip of abuse of people is antisocial and criminal.

    I ask you, where were you at 23.? We are all rookies and learning until we master our own profession. It sometimes takes one a lifetime. Booing someone because he did not live up to your expectations and it may be the only way in life you feel empowerment, shows others that you have little respect for yourself, let alone some hard working kid.

  296. Ian Cobb says:

    If it turns out that he is not good enough to be our starter, so be it. He will be a back up or we will move him.

    But
    to boo a kids dream of playing as a pro after his personal sacrifice
    and total life dedication to this game for 18 of his 23 years is about
    as wrong as anyone can be. But then again some don’t understand that
    their trip of abuse of people is antisocial and criminal.

    I ask
    you, where were you at 23.? We are all rookies and learning until we
    master our own profession. It sometimes takes one a lifetime. Booing
    someone because he did not live up to your expectations and it may be
    the only way in life you feel empowerment, shows others that you have
    little respect for yourself, let alone some hard working kid.

  297. Everlasting1 says:

    That explains much.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  298. adam76 says:

    apples to oranges.  Different behavioral norms in different situations.  I also don’t do the “wave” in church or drink beer in the library.

     

     

  299. Bugs says:

    Harsh, man, harsh.

    I see what you’re sayin…

    But friggin harsh.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  300. ZepFan2 says:

    Yes we did. On this day actually.

    RIP Bonzo!

    :(

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

  301. Everlasting1 says:

    It was called sarcasm.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  302. linnek says:

    Our so called hero/saviour from last year never gave post game interviews when he lost.  Not only was that never an issue, it was used to say that it shows how much he cares and how he’s disappointed with him self.  Moreover, Subban last game had several lapses yet fans were still chanting his name 

  303. ZepFan2 says:

    There is no explanation for an idiot such as yourself, idiot!

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

  304. DavidKB says:

    Well spoke, Ian. And might I add, paraphrasing Mike Boone somewhat:

    The “brain-dead behaviour” of the “self-styled hockey experts”, the “alleged connoisseurs” will not deter me from being a proud and loyal fan of the Montreal Canadiens!

    Go Price! Go Hab!

  305. adam76 says:

    Hes not a kid – hes a 4 year NHL vet. 

  306. t1tan5 says:

    There’s booing the team and there’s signling out an individual. I have and will boo the TEAM if their overall play is lacking effort. However, you can never convince me that singling out a player (in the pre-season!!) is right. Booing an individual shows a scape-goating mentality that one person is to blame for everything and that’s not right. Yes he allowed 3 goals on 4 shots or whatever, but that does not warrant booing him and him alone. Why don’t you boo Spacek for that aggregious giveaway to Bergeron? That was worse than anything Price did in that game. Again, if the team (Price included) was putting forth a lacklustre effort then by all means, boo the team. Booing an individual player just seems cowardly IMO.

  307. ZepFan2 says:

    There’s NO sarcasm where hitler is concerned, idiot.

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

  308. Ian Cobb says:

    Brad ! I would love to see you between the pipes trying to get out of the way. Very yellow of you when you have never even tried it yourself. But then again, your still a kid trying to make it at life yourself. right.!

  309. Bugs says:

    If the “total life dedication” and the “hard-working” part wasn’t in question after 4 years, I reckon the booers would agree with you, Mr.Ian.

    Also think you’re going overboard with the “criminal” and the “empowerment” and the “respect for yourself” part. Makin this into something more transcendental than it actually is:

    Play good: cheer. Play bad: boo.

    Personally think it’s as simple and as complex as that.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  310. ZepFan2 says:

    It’s called a backbone…

    As long as you’re in a crowd and not face to face, right!?

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

  311. Everlasting1 says:

    And your ‘facts’ mean oh so much to me.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  312. Chuck says:

    Positive reinforcement… imagine that!

    There’s a reason why we offer words of encouragement to kids when they having a rough time. Degrading your kid if he gets an F does nothing to help him get better grades in the future.

  313. Bugs says:

    If you wanna copy/paste to make sure everyone sees your post, Mr.Ian, then you gotta take the copy/pasted rebuttal:

    If the “total life dedication” and the “hard-working” part wasn’t in question after 4 years, I reckon the booers would agree with you, Mr.Ian.

    Also think you’re going overboard with the “criminal” and the “empowerment” and the “respect for yourself” part. Makin this into something more transcendental than it actually is:

    Play good: cheer. Play bad: boo.

    Personally think it’s as simple and as complex as that.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  314. adam76 says:

    Fans boo lack of effort – as much as results.

  315. Ian Cobb says:

    Some are kids for a lifetime and never get to understand, right adam!

  316. ooder says:

    i’ll let you know where i will be in 2 years ian 😉

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  317. Shiloh says:

    Respectfully don’t agree, Ian. Price has been handed this job two or three times without earning it. He either has to figure out how to stop the puck or switch to rodeo full-time.

  318. Bugs says:

    Must agree…though not with same words.

    Evie, you utterly failed, I’m afraid, and seriously undermined your credibility for the future.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  319. adam76 says:

    Yes – anyone who boos are braindead and not true fans.  Unreal.

  320. ZepFan2 says:

    Play good: cheer. Play bad: boo…

    Yes, when it’s directed at the team.

    If we are singling out players in preseason, then why wasn’t Spacek booed? He’s played longer than Price and should know better.

    The booers are not booing the team, they’re booing Price…in preseason!!

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

  321. Shiloh says:

    I saw last night where someone posted that the video feed was available at canoe.ca. Will it be there tonight as well?

     

  322. Everlasting1 says:

    The sarcasm was about the politics. Chill. Think it’s time for your meds.

     

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

     Don’t pollute the water.

  323. notbigbird says:

    Then boo the management. He didn’t hand himself the job.

  324. Exit716 says:

    They should boo Gainey for rushing the kid into the league the same way they ruined Latendresse.

  325. Everlasting1 says:

    ??

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  326. aemarchand11 says:

    The game is being aired on NHL Center Ice, which means youll be able to find a feed at one of the streaming websites. atdhe.net, ustream.tv. Canoe.tv had a feed from the Bell Center scoreboard last night, but since they’re playing in Ottawa I doubt it will work.

    Go Habs Go!
    2010-2011

  327. PeterStone says:

    we still talking about the booing ? As a Habs fan i find it embarassing that we are booing our own … add the fact that we boo them on the first pre-season game just shows the lack of knowledge by some of the fans out there.

    many folks who laugh at the Leafs and their fans should be careful … its starting to look very similiar here.

  328. adam76 says:

    yes – and if Price was in the 4th grade trying to memorize his times tables, your example would be valid.

    Hes not a kid – and the “hole” he is in is self inflicted.  Adults solve their own problems.

  329. Everlasting1 says:

    Face to face with who? You’re a waste.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  330. ZepFan2 says:

    Obviously they do, as YOU keep defending your idiocy. :)

    Only idiots equate hitler with posters they don’t agree with.

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

  331. adam76 says:

    Plus – I think the 20,000 boooos would down out the rest.

  332. aemarchand11 says:

    I realize you’re a die hard fan like the rest of us, but doesn’t matter which way you look at it jeering your teams players doesn’t help anybody.  The players get booed, they leave the team via trade or off season. Its plain and simple, the home arena is where the players need support.

    I’ve been to a habs game payed a shitload for the tickets and they lost to Ottawa. Team played awful, mostly because Schneider and Markov were both injured the game before. The crowd booed them off, but I was just happy to see my favorite players play.

    Go Habs Go!
    2010-2011

  333. ZepFan2 says:

    Maybe next post you can call me stalin?!

    Keep adding to your idiocy, idiot.

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

  334. aemarchand11 says:

    So you are saying that if your employer offered you a promotion you wouldn’t take it??

    Go Habs Go!
    2010-2011

  335. Ian Cobb says:

    I am a protector of women children and team mates bugs, but I like hunting rabbits.

  336. Everlasting1 says:

    What did you call me? lol Repetitive much?

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  337. 4loorplay says:

    I think that subban has earned a spot on this team by what he did with the big club. Price won world junoirs (whith a great team in front of him). Price was hot when he won calder cup. That does not merit a handing of starter for the big club. Price has not earned a starter job as of yet, but was given it by the men upstairs who believe that he is the next roy. Diffrence is when roy was thrown into the fire he delivered….price has not. subban delivered in the playoffs..Price has not… see a pattern here

     

    I hope price is the one who delivers but not at the expense of leaning as a starter…Earn the role first

  338. adam76 says:

    No employer would offer promotion after promotion without results – unless you are working in the Federal Government.

  339. Ian Cobb says:

    I am a protector of women children and team mates bugs, but I like hunting rabbits.

  340. Everlasting1 says:

    That depends..you gonna get all dictatorial on the booers?

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  341. ZepFan2 says:

    Adults solve their own problems…

    LMAO

    How the feck would you know?

    Adults don’t get booed at work either.

    Spacek’s an “adult”, why wasn’t he booed??

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

  342. Ian Cobb says:

    Fine shiloh, if he cannot cut the mustard so be it. But to boo the kid wearing my colours will not get my respect.!

  343. Chuck says:

    Everyone needs words of encouragement when they hit rough patches, regardless of their age. It’s what helps people grow. The last thing they should do with Price is to let him solve it on his own.

    I can’t wait for you to get into the workforce and have problems at work to see what it’s like.

  344. Everlasting1 says:

    Why stop there? Why not bring out the pitchforks?

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  345. ZepFan2 says:

    Well it certainly wasn’t hitler.

    Repetitive much?…

    Idiots need to be told multiple times they’re idiots.

    They (you) are idiots afterall. :)

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

  346. Chuck says:

    Then how do you explain your working at the drive-thru?

  347. showey47 says:

    Isn’t it ironic that ever since he was diagnosed with his “disease” he can’t get anything in the hole?l

  348. ZepFan2 says:

    The…person…you’re…booing!

    You’re trying to surpass the idiot tag and go evn lower I see.

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

  349. Everlasting1 says:

    Posters weren’t talking about disagreements, but ‘silencing’ the opposition.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  350. LA Loyalist says:

    Amen. You are 100% right but few are willing to acknowledge it — and I was THRILLED when Gainey and Carbo took over. 

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  351. Everlasting1 says:

    Lame. What would be the point in that as the booees can hear it loud and clear?

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  352. LA Loyalist says:

    How the hell will we move him Ian, if he doesn’t straighten out? With all respect to you, he’s 20 and 68 and counting. 

    AND we have no plan B, AND we don’t have the depth to trade. 

    It’s all on Price’s shoulders, and that is A) not fair to Price, he’s too young and B) BAD MANAGEMENT to not prepare for possible contingencies.

    What if Price plays great and then gets hurt (for more than 2 or 3 games)? Again, we’re screwed because of bad management.

    That’s the point, sir, will all due respect. Ergo the booing. Someone said it: we’re booing mgmt.

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  353. GrimJim says:

    I wish you could follow both your tag lines. Linnek was suggesting countering negative reinforcement with positive reinforcement (similar to when TO fans at the Bell Centre chant “Go Leafs Go” so habs fans chant “Go Habs Go” louder) while you conjure up the image of a angry mob hunting down people they don’t like to kill them. So you have not seen linnek’s intent for what it is but what you want it to be and successfully polluted the waters.

  354. C-Dawg says:

    judging from the responses, the bottom line is most everyone here thinks what you said in your original post is utter bulls**t

  355. C-Dawg says:

    Or “accidentally” spill your soda all over’em (save your beer to drink)…really give ’em something to bitch about.

  356. Bugs says:

    Why are you telling ME this?

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  357. saskhabfan says:

    Could you please post a link or source that proves no person has ever received a promotion outside the federal government without results? Stevie Y hired guy boucher without a single nhl game coached while there are many experienced coaches available.

     

     

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  358. Chuck says:

    If you’re booing management, why are you waiting until Price touches the puck?

  359. saskhabfan says:

    He’s only played 3 years so far adumb. Your already writing off a year he hasn’t even played yet.I will slow it down for you, One season + one season + one season = 3 season’s.

     

     

     

     “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  360. fbkj says:

    why do you keep repeating your selective stats for the kid?

  361. Danno says:

    If you really want to send management a message, just stop buying their product(s).

     

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

  362. Bugs says:

    Aww, that’s nice nonsense, Mr.Ian. With that and a dollar, maybe you can get a cup’o’coffe somewheres. Just don’t go to Starbucks.

    Meanwhile, it is what it is. And if the Kid puts up a .929 save pct in the first 10 games, reckon the booin’ll stop in a hurry, and there won’t be any need for you to put flowers in your hair nor acquire a soapbox-toga-bullhorn ensemble and preach peace to mankind.

    Cuz we know about the peace to mankind bit; now, we want a goalie what can stop pucks for our team.

    Like Halak.

    That’s all.

    Jacques PLANTE was booed. He pulled through. If the Kid is the real deal, so should he. So spare me the delicate doilie routine.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  363. DCos says:

    Maybe not..but they are @ssholes.

     

    ———————————————————————— Whining, sniveling, complaining, negative “fans” annoy me. BG, PG and CP bashers….take a hike!

  364. DCos says:

    There aren’t 20,000 morons at the Bell Center..only a few fundred jack-asses..like you

     

    ———————————————————————— Whining, sniveling, complaining, negative “fans” annoy me. BG, PG and CP bashers….take a hike!

  365. ZepFan2 says:

    Because you were the one that posted that.

    I agree with you.

    I’m saying, if we are to boo, boo the team. If we are singling out players, Spacek screwed up royally. Don’t you think he should have been booed as well?

    Better still. Maybe those yahoos who booed can at least wait until the season actually starts.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  366. showey47 says:

    Where do you get 20 and 68 from? He’s 60-48-18. 

  367. ZepFan2 says:

    Was Plante booed in preseason? I don’t recall.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  368. Bugs says:

    If you wanna boo “the team” after the Kid lets in a bad goal, that’s fine.

    But it’ll sound like you’re booin the Kid anyway.

    No?

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  369. Bill J says:

    It’s called selective stats.

    In Price bashers eyes, his career started on January 1st, 2009.

  370. ZepFan2 says:

    And I quote…”It’s called a backbone.”

    Game, set and match!!

    ————————————————————————–

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

  371. Bugs says:

    Ha! Good one.

    I don’t know.

    But knowing our infatuation with goalies for the last 100 years, I reckon we probably found a way to.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  372. ZepFan2 says:

    But it’ll sound like you’re booin the Kid anyway…

    Only if you boo every time the kid touches the puck.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  373. Chuck says:

    Never mind selective… they’re just plain wrong. Counting from his ankle injury in Tampa Bay:

    2008-09:     7-12-5

    playoffs:        0-4-0  

    2009-10:     13-20-5

    playoffs:        0-1-0

    Totals:          20-37-10

     

    I’m not sure where LALoyalist get the 20-68 figure that he keeps spouting off. He’s only lost 48 games in his entire career.

  374. ZepFan2 says:

    Yeah, you’re probably right. lol

    ————————————————————————–

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

  375. Bugs says:

    But not after he lets in a bad goal?

    I gotcha.

    Well, put it into practice and give me the results. Make sure to explain it to the folks frowning around you that it’s “the team” you booin though. They might not get it like I do.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  376. Danno says:

    Good one Showey!

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

  377. Everlasting1 says:

    What you label as ‘negative’ I see as expressing disapproval of a poor decision. I have to be true to myself and what I feel to be right. Though I wouldn’t be the loudest voice at the Bell center, my boos would be directed more at management. So you see, my tags reflect that.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  378. saskhabfan says:

    Since you feel it would be ok to stand up and boo and insult our own players,then i take it you won’t be insulted if i was sitting beside you to get up and drive you in the face for insulting our team. You know,i paid my money so i should be entitled to do whatever i want. At least i wouldn’t be a coward since it would be face to face not hiding in a crowd.

     

     

     

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  379. ZepFan2 says:

    Ah, playing the role I see.

    So if the bad goal was a result of the d-man deflecting the puck. Will he be singled out…in a preseason game?

    Why do you shy away from my ? about Spacek? Should he have been booed for his brutal play in a…preseason game?

    ————————————————————————–

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

  380. Everlasting1 says:

    Booing CAN help. It can serve to bring out the competitiveness of a player and test one’s character and mental fortitude, making it that much sweeter if successful. A few solid back to back performances is sometimes all that is needed to gain some confidence. But it’s really about the focus in the long run.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  381. Bugs says:

    My golly, you actually bought the “deflection” story hook, line and sinker, didn’t you?

    Pucked was barely GRAZED, Zeppy. All it did was wobble. Didn’t move from ita trajectory ONE iota.

    …deflection…

    Gimme a break.

    Boo the “team” instead of the “player” if you want, Zeppy; I don’t care. You don’t need to convince me of how, who or why you intend to boo. Especially in the preseason. Boo Spacek if you want to and if you think he’s the last line of defence and is as paramount to the team’s success as the starting goaltender is, who has three times the ice-time in every game both of them play; boo him. I honestly don’t care. When the season starts, then I’ll care.

    Just please spare me the ridiculous excuses is all. I don’t care about excuses. Just stop. The puck. And this whole stupid booin business won’t even be an issue.

    Like it wasn’t issue with Halak.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  382. LA Loyalist says:

    Then just use last years stats – it doesn’t matter they’re not good

    Maybe he’ll pitch a 1 hitter tonight and we can plan the parade :)

  383. saskhabfan says:

    Please post on example that proves booing (especially unjustified booing) your own team in your own building wins games? Did you not hear the gill,gorges and the cammy interveiws after the game? The only people on this site who are actually supporting the booing are the ones that are pissed halak was traded,coincedence much?

     

     

     

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  384. LA Loyalist says:

    Then I apologize – that number quoted in many previous posts
    Let’s go w 20/37/10 – I feel much better
    I guess we can plan the parade

    In fact I’ll start at 0 and we’ll talk in 20 games

    I’m happy to be proved wrong

  385. fbkj says:

    parade? hardly

    even if he gets a shutout it means nothing

    pre-season

    but the fact you are spewing you ridiculous nonsense and capping it off with made up stats suggests to me that you truly are a troglodyte who has zero interest in genuine discussion…

  386. Everlasting1 says:

    lol ‘Unjustified’ is subjective.. as is how any given player faces adversity. Players at times can thrive under pressure. Reverse psychology much? Besides, Price has seen enough action to realize stringing together a few solid games can go a long way to turn things around.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  387. fbkj says:

    how about lets go with his actual fucking stats?

  388. Bill J says:

    Even your stats are wrong Chuck – taken from the Canadiens website.

    2008-09: 23-16-10

    2008-09 Playoffs: 0-4-0

    2009-10: 13-20-5

    2009-10 Playoffs: 0-1-0

    Sub Total: 36-41-15

    Now add 2007-08: 24-12-3 & in the playoffs: 5-6-0

    Totals: 65-59-18

    Now for fun – compare these stats against ANY goaltender, and you will have to go back far in NHL history to find 5 who had better stats.

    That is because goaltenders DO take time, and not time in the AHL – time in the NHL!

  389. Everlasting1 says:

    I wouldn’t hesitate for a sec to boo Gainey in his face!

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  390. Chuck says:

    Also, in 32 of those 37 losses, the Habs scored 2 or fewer goals. In other words, in order for him to have been able to win, he would have had to post a 1.00 GAA or better in 86.5% of those games.

    On top of that, in 3 of his 10 overtime/shootout losses, the Habs have scored 2 or fewer goals.

    Talk about unrealistic expectations…

  391. Chuck says:

    Oops… maybe I wasn’t clear. I was counting from after the Tampa Bay game when he injured his ankle, not the entire 2008-2009 season… the point from where his detractors use the “he’s only got 20 wins” argument.

  392. Ian Cobb says:

    Now thats classy

  393. fbkj says:

    im just saying ian, if your gonna bash price, there are ways of doing so without making shit up

  394. showey47 says:

    There is a difference between facing pressure and being mocked cheered in your own building. Besides,i heard the interviews with gorges and gill also. If they say it doesn’t help and it makes things worse,i will take their word over what anybody says on this site. They are the ones who would know first hand.

  395. showey47 says:

    How about we use the stats at the end of their careers because those will be the only ones that matter when it comes to who is the better goalie. What if price has a career year and halak ends up backing up ty conklin? Does this now mean price is the better goalie now due to stats measured over a certain period of time?

  396. Everlasting1 says:

    Pressure is pressure. PG/BG offered Price the undeserved contract in spite of the known pressure and he accepted. Time to dance. The players are entitled to give their two cents. I gave mine. Thanks for reading.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  397. DavidKB says:

    Sure they’re real fans, they’re just stupid is all.

  398. adam76 says:

    Only women like yourself.

  399. Bugs says:

    Nobody tells the Artiste what to do, Billy, you know that.

    He’ll tell the NHLPA to go screw themselves and his agent to go jump in a lake and he’ll give us the money.

    And if that’s what he wants to do, I’m cool with that too.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  400. Bugs says:

    Bloody chances in hell occur quite frequently, I’m told.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  401. fbkj says:

    habs finally shake the cheeseball vibe he brought to the team and you want him back?

    ewwwww

  402. Bugs says:

    Well, I can dream in a pipe if I want to.

    Maybe pipe some opium into PG and get him to sign the guy then…hmm.

    Not bad, Hoya. I like your thinkin.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  403. likehoy says:

    the yoga-doing vegan that PG is to smoke opium? fat chance!

    at any rate, gotta keep the roster young.

    – I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  404. Da Hema says:

    What makes this whole debate about Carey Price and the goaltending difficult is its complexity. It raises so many questions about the team’s development strategies, about the character of Carey Price, and about how paying fans should comport themselves. It is the latter that I want to focus on for the moment.

    I have stopped attending CFL games because of the excessive drinking and subsequent behaviours of some fans. Instead, I have, when I can, attended NFL games where I have found the fans to be just as passionate without the petty viciousness (and open drunkeness) that has come to characterise Canadian fans. Canadians have so many virtues, but for some reason our behaviours change dramatically when attending sports events. I do blame this principally on the effects of alcohol, but even beneath this Canadians appear to believe it is acceptable for them to release their life frustrations within the professional league stadiums. If there is any doubt that this problem is indeed deeper than alcohol, attend a pee-wee hockey game and watch how “adults” treat children.

    I do genuinely feel for Carey Price. I have the option of not attending NHL and CFL games which he does not. Carey will have to work as hard as he ever has both to maintain focus and to achieve his potential within this fan context. But I also believe all of us need to reevaluate our conduct and behaviours at sporting events.

    ————————

    “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge….”

    –Hunter S. Thompson

  405. cautiousoptimist says:

    Good post Hema.  I don’t think any country has a monopoly on arrogant stupidity, and if one does, I can think of a lot of better candidates than Canada.  But I’ve got to admit that the morons in the Bell Centre rafters don’t do much for my argument…

    1. http://www.flickeringpictures.com – not a hockey site, but still kinda nea
    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  406. Chuck says:

    So true. We should be feeding our children, not eating them.

  407. spcbrass says:

    I’ve been to plenty of NFL games with total drunkeness and complete idiot fans.  Fans that cheer when one of their own guys gets hurt because he is having a bad game/season.  Fans that also will try and fight fans of the other team.  99.99% of the time it is caused by alcohol.  The difference is that the NFL is not afraid to eject fans from the stadium for rude/inappropriate behavior.  Sure you can jeer and needle other fans and the players to death, but once you take it too far and a verbal or physical altercation happens they will take action.  Also if you happen to be a season ticket holder and you behave in this manner you will lose your season tickets and you PSL for future season tickets.  It’s a harsh penalty but a highly effective one.

  408. Danno says:

    To boo or not to boo. That is the question.

     

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

  409. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    NHL.com’s take on Habs’ Season Preview.

  410. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    How did that happen? Oops. Double post, sorry.

  411. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    NHL.com’s take on Habs’ Season Preview.

  412. Bryan says:

    Oh what the hell.  Mark Streit’s going to miss some time with a seperated shoulder.  There goes my D in the H I/O pool.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  413. MTLForever says:

    i have him in so many fantasy pools

  414. SeriousFan09 says:

    Okay, five questions for your game day:

    1. Points leader for the Habs this season?

    2. Who’s going to have their best season yet, AK or Pouliot?

    3. Prospect you’d like to see ‘get a cup of coffee’ with the team this season?

    4. Prospect you feel is most important to the team’s future?

    5. Match-up you’re most looking forward to in the regular season?

    ——————–

    My answers:

    1. Tomas Plekanec, 29G, 56A

    2. AK, 30+ G, 30+ A

    3. Alex Avtsin

    4. Jarred Tinordi, with his size and shutdown instincts he’ll give the team shutdown power and an intimidation factor.

    5. Pittsburgh, I think we created one hell of a rivalry by sending Crosby to the golf course.

     

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  415. Tremblant Habs Fan says:

    1. Gomez

    2. AK

    3. Conboy

    4. Tinordi

    5. Lightning(Just to shut up all the clowns, you know who I mean)

  416. rated_R says:

    1. Pleky, 25G, 60A

    2. AK46, career season!

    3. Palushaj

    4. Subban, next captain after gionta! You heard me

    5. OV and crew

    Live, Love, Habs

    Follow me on twitter. @habs4lyf

  417. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    1. Tomas Plekanec – 25G, 54A – 79 Pts (Although I hope your prediction comes true)

    2. Andrei Kostitsyn – 29G, 30A – 59 Pts

    3. Aaron Palushaj

    4. Besides Subban, definitely Jarred Tinordi – we need his size.

    5. Toronto vs. Montreal season opener, can’t wait for Price to shut up those Laff fans.

  418. Bugs says:

    1) Gomie.

    2) Could go either way.

    3) Dezzy.

    4) It damn well better be Eller.

    5) Philly, Beanerville, Toranna, Caroliner, Ottawer and Nashville, in that order.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  419. GrimJim says:

    1. Pleks

    2. Both, but AKost’s bar is set higher than Pouliots. AK30 goals, Poul 20 goals

    3 Either White or Palushaj

    4 The devil in me wants to say Price but the angel doesn’t want to start ANOTHER firestorm. Thinking about it, the real key prospects are the d-men Weber, CArle, Nash etc. Our forward corps is looking pretty well stocked but our d corps has question marks. 3 of our NHL d are 35 or older. Markov is past 30. Who steps up to replace them? The d is the real issue going forward.

    5 TB. If this were an episode of Star Trek TB seems to be the Habs from the alternate universe who, if they ever touch the Habs from this universe, cause both universes to explode…

  420. Rugger says:

    1. Plek

    2. The way you worded it, both can and will have their best season yet (AK’s best will be better)

    3. Palushaj

    4. Tinordi ifPrice bounces back, otherwise Meyer

    5. Always the Bruins

  421. petrov14 says:

    1.Plekanec

    2.AK47

    3.Too-Shy

    4.Leblanc (yes, sometimes the french thing does matter)

    5.Boston

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  422. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Oh man 2 brutal injuries!

    The Minnesota Wild announced Saturday that backup goaltender Josh Harding will need surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL and is likely to miss the 2010-11 season.

    “New York Newsday is reporting that Isles’ All-Star defenceman Mark Streit left the ice clutching his left shoulder after receiving a cross-check from teammate Matt Moulson in a team scrimmage Saturday morning.”

    – TSN

  423. ooder says:

    i knew about Streit.. but it’s that serious with harding???

    man oh man… i feel bad for the kid

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  424. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Poor guy, he’s actually a pretty decent goaltender and has shown flashes of brilliance. I was hoping that the Habs could acquire him through a trade after Halak was dealt.

  425. GrimJim says:

    I saw the replay on TSN last night, it sure looked bad. Harding reacted in agony immediately.

  426. SeriousFan09 says:

    Oh,  prospect update from last night:

    Brendan Gallagher in his first WHL game of the season, scored 2G, 3A in a 9-4 win with the Vancouver Giants over the Chilliwack Bruins.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  427. rated_R says:

    I guess he’s pissed about getting cut…good for him though

    Live, Love, Habs

    Follow me on twitter. @habs4lyf

  428. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Ohh woww – LOVE IT! Thanks for the update, Robert!

  429. showey47 says:

    I hope the kid make’s the world junior team.

  430. ProHabs says:

    I bet management is now thinking of bringing this kid up, having him play in the NHL this year, watch him struggle in a league he is not ready for and then eventually watch his whole career get washed down the drain.

  431. Rob says:

    this is the kind of informative post that used to prevail on HIO.  (sigh) how i miss the good ol’ days.

  432. sholi2000.com says:

    The game is on Center Ice tonight.  Can’t wait!!!!

    They Call Me Shane

  433. SeriousFan09 says:

    Habs Prospects is the best thing in the world for tracking how our kids do each season.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  434. Bryan says:

    Ha, I love how they still have Perezhogin on that site.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  435. habsprospects says:

    Montréal still owns his rights..

  436. Bill J says:

    Yeah because THAT is exactly what Management did with PK Subban eh ?

     

  437. SeriousFan09 says:

    Management is no longer pushing prospects up too fast, everyone will be allowed to develop at the correct pace, Subban was case in point on the new policy, a little late but glad they’re sticking to it now.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  438. ProHabs says:

    PK is soo good that it doesn’t matter how they handle his development, he is going to be awesome. Lets wait for evidence on other prospects. Basing your opinion solely on PK is not reasonable. It’s like sleeping with the town tramp and then calling yourself the stud of the town.

  439. GrimJim says:

    Why are you calling PK the town tramp? it’s his skating that’s fast.

  440. Bill J says:

    Your first sentence was said about Price.

    and BTW never about Guidoune, or any other prospect the Habs have had in recent history.

    MaxPac was likely the last “mistake” they made, but they corrected it by sending him down last season.

    With Price, he was on fire till it was too late, and the Habs could not then send him down.  Without risking him clear waivers.

    Right now, the Habs are steadily on pace with properly developing their youth.

    &

    LMFAO @ your closing sentence, 😉

  441. fofe510 says:

    I hate when Price gets booed, but questioning whether or not the boo-birds are true fans is a logical fallacy (i.e. the “no true Scotsman” fallacy).

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman

     

    I think Boone needs to brush up on his W.C. Fields.  The myth goes that Fields’ headstone reads: “I’d rather be here than Philadelphia.”  The analogy to Briere doesn’t hold up.

  442. Bill J says:

    Perhaps.

    However, certainly in many people’s eyes makes Boo-Bird Fans – “Horrible” or “Bad” Fans.

    As Price’s teammates have said, when you boo Price, your Booing the TEAM.

  443. Bugs says:

    Yes, teammates often speak in clichés that don’t pertain to the situation so as to not undermine another player’s confidence after a poor performance.

    Very common in fact.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  444. GrimJim says:

    Then Hal Gill has a future in Hollywood, cause if he was acting, he was acting good…

  445. andrewberkshire says:

    Yeah Gill seemed pretty passionate about it. He was miffed.

  446. Everlasting1 says:

    Players are not fans. His support for his teammates and loyalty/dedication to the team is only as long as his tenure. It’s in the job description. He should come to understand and accept some fans’ feelings about certain players or organization.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  447. Bill J says:

    It is not cliché to be offended when “certain fans” claim the ONLY reason the Habs made it to the ECF was Jaro Halak.

    Same thing, and oddly enough by many of the same people. 😉

    This is a TEAM sport B – and if the goaltender is allowing goals, it is also directly because his teammates failed him.

     

  448. Bugs says:

    Only reason we made it to the ECF was beacause of Halak. The whole of Planet Hockey says so, not just “certain fans”.

    We shoulda been out in 5 against Washerburg. Dominated 55-12 in shots every game and winnin 2-1, sell the “team” spiel to the tourists, please.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  449. Bill J says:

    Holy Exaggeration BugsMan!

     

  450. Bugs says:

    Radicalness paints the picture better.

    Like when we say some old guy on the ice is 62-yrs-old. We KNOW he’s not 62; we’re just sayin he’s old.

    Yeah, I exaggerated!

    But I know you got the point. And that’s all I care about, baby.

    You know this.

    Mwa-ha!

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  451. Hoegarden says:

    According to the Ottawa Citizen and Rogers TV Guide, the game will be televised on Channel 22, 19h00 hrs.

     

  452. Danno says:

    Is there a lineup with the numbers for the players on Team A tonight?

     

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

  453. Mikey_39 says:

    What’s going on with Avtsin? Why haven’t they played him in either of the two games?

  454. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Rogers Sportsnet??? YES!!

  455. Bryan says:

    Sportsnet always blacks out games though.  Will it be available in the GTA?

    Looks like Sportsnet isn’t showing it after all.  22 in Ottawa must be a different channel.

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  456. Gormdog says:

    Been watching the vitriol fly back and forth throught this whole preseason boo debate… It’s too much really.

     

    Does anyone else find it a coincidence that all the pro Halak guys (who can’t quite grasp the fact that Habs management did not want a guy who ASKED TO BE TRADED, what a hero, to use the words Bugs throws around) are the same ones vehemently defending the booing of our starting goalie in a the preseason?

     

    Guys, relax. The Halak lovers will catagorically NEVER forgive Price for Gauthiers descision to trade our one-loser-point-out-of-six hero. When Price strings together a few excellent starts (which, even though he’s been “terrible” since Jan 1 2009, I point to a 9.12 sv %  last season and go… Wow, imagine if he even played to a mediocre level?)  the city will rally behind him because winning is winning and that’s all that matters… Until he loses two in a row, then the fans who would rather vent their frustration than support the team will show up.

     

    The funny part in all this is that fans get so caught up in bitching about management / tears for Jaro, that they forget that we as fans have influence over the Canadiens beyond just lining managements pockets.

     

    You don’t like Carey Price or Gauthier? Stop buying tickets. Write a letter. Start a blog. Make yourself a “hilarious” overbearing signature and post all over HIO. I don’t care.

     

    But realize, realize, realize, that this is OUR TEAM and when you put on a display like many fans did during that game, you embarass our players on the ice. You embarass our organization. You embarass me, as an educated fan, who likes the idea that Montreal ONCE had the reputation of being the smartest hockey city in North America.

     

    Boo if you want guys, you are frustrated, fine, I don’t think our goaltending situation is ideal either. But realize you really HURT our team, tangibly, when you put on booing displays to a goaltender who did not choose to be in this situation. Realize that it hammers even more nails in the coffin of an organization that already has trouble convincing players to be here.

     

    You want to be angry, so be it. You want your Montreal Canadiens to be better than they are? One of the few things, you, as a fan, can actually do to support YOUR Canadiens, is to not boo a kid 10 minutes into preseason. Cheer him instead. Whether you like him, or Gauthier, or not, you want our team to suceed, right?!?

     

    Haters gonna hate but I still expect the fans of the Montreal Canadiens to do all they can to help their team, not send it into dissaray.

  457. scrowe21 says:

    apparently hes another sergei 

    ——–

    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  458. SeriousFan09 says:

    Can we say ‘jumping to conclusions’? Altogether now!

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  459. ZepFan2 says:

    And let the rumors begin…

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

  460. HardHabits says:

    Just boo it!

  461. joeybarrie says:

    You know ever since we started on this subject I couldn’t put my finger on why it bugged me so much…

    Well Ian, you figured it out for me…

    “But to boo the kid wearing my colours will not get my respect.!”

    Boo the kid, you Boo the team, you Boo the history, in a building with 24 Stanley Cup banners. Have some respect.

    Halak 65-44

    Price 65-59

    15 more losses over 3 years, Thats 5 Losses a year. And we put Price in the BAD category and Halak in the GREAT category. THATS WHAT I THINK IS STUPID. Especially when it’s a team stat, and the bulk of those losses come from an injured, depleted and unprepared team.

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

  462. likehoy says:

    he doesn’t seem fit to play. maybe fitness, maybe skill-wise, maybe attitude-wise..

    – I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  463. GrimJim says:

    Damn it. Now I don’t know what to put on those t-shirts…

  464. joeybarrie says:

    I like it.

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

  465. saskhabfan says:

    Great post,especially about the pro-halak’s are the only ones on this site who think booing your own players is a good thing. Its all out of bitterness on their part.

     

     

     

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  466. Gormdog says:

    Very true. As i said at the end of my overy-long post: Haters gonna hate.

     

    Nothing we can do about fans who would rather hold a grudge then help the Habs hoist a cup.

  467. GrimJim says:

    Sorry if this is old news, but Wade Redden placed on waivers by the Rangers. Forgot to copy the link but there’s a link off the TSN main page

  468. joeybarrie says:

    Thats what frustrates me. If Price was .890 SV% but we were similar to the Caps, and outscored the opposition then we would be just fine with Price. his SV% is misleading, hey look his win-loss record is 45-20… Funny how many other players on the team have that same win loss record, but they are doing GREAT…

    DOESN’T matter that the goals were the fault of defensive errors, and it was the first game played in 5 months. PRICE needed to be super human and save the day, while learning French, supporting Seperation, campaining against seperation, eating a poutine (fat free) and drinking a Molson (but non alcoholic). He also needed to get his fat behind into top gear and score a hat trick. I mean he WAS the #5 draft pick…

    MARK MY WORDS NOW… We were wrong about Lats, and we are wrong about Price…

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

  469. yathehabsrule says:

    In a word: GUY!

    Only had a five minute window to talk to him. I would love to have talked for more! Also wish I remebered to bring my ’73 Habs poster!

     

    ___________________________________________

    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  470. TommyB says:

    Wasn’t there  a wrist injury or something like that during the rookie camp?  Maybe he hasn’t been cleared by the docs to dress for contact.  Just my guess. 

  471. Gormdog says:

    It’s not only the Halak fans who dislike Price, that wasn’t what i was saying. I know LOTS of habs fan that never bought into Carey from day one and preferred Huet for example. It’s just that, from what i’ve noticed, it is the Halak fans, the ones who can’t let it go, the ones who say things like “Eller BETTER be good!”, who are the most negative in all this.

     

    Yep, you lost your hero. Sucks to be you, and, quite frankly, me. Very very possible Halak will end up being the better career goalender…. But half a season of epic playing does not a franchise goaltender make… Funny how Carey has had to face the pressure several times of being a #1… Halak has always gotten to be “the other guy”. Played great for Slovakia but crapped the bed in the bronze medal match. Lets see how HE handles the pressure of being number one over a full season. THEN we will be slightly on the path to figuring out who is truly going to be the better goalie when they hit their primes.

     

    Anyone wanna bet with me that Conklin gets more than 20 starts this season?

  472. Bill J says:

    Having worked for Channel 22 in Ottawa.

    That is Rogers Community TV for Ottawa area.

    Sorry not Sportsnet.

  473. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Aww man. Sucks being in GTA. Only Leafs matches are available. 

    The good part though, about living in T.O., is bashing the Leafs fans in their own barn.

    Just curious bud, are you from the GTA as well?

  474. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Aah, well that blows.

    Thanks for the confirmation, Bill!

    Looks like, I’ll have to listen to CJAD again…well, anything for the Habs. 😉

  475. JF says:

    I just got a new computer and hoped to be able to watch hockey on it.  With the old one, the picture jerked constantly and simply wasn’t worth watching.  I assumed it was the computer, but since the same thing happens with the new one, I’m wondering if there’s some software I need for it to work properly.  I’m a dummy about computers so would appreciate any information.

  476. Chuck Chuck Goose says:

    I’m in the GTA too (right downtown, steps from the ol’ supermarket-to-be Maple Leaf Gardens) so I can’t stand the blackouts either :-)

  477. fbkj says:

    2 things affect streaming quality

    bandwidth and hardware

    unless you cheaped out on a new computer

    id blame bandwidth

  478. 4loorplay says:

    Whats the big deal about booing a player. Last i remember is a fan at the game paid to get in. Booing is ones way of showing disenchantment with what he sees as…a, a opposing teams player who does something like SCORE or cheap shot. b, being disappointing with a players play on your own team.

     

    Boo today,,,Hooray tomorrow…ITS PART OF ANY SPORT….Real one anyway. We dont see booing in synchronized swimming

  479. ZepFan2 says:

    Geek.

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

  480. fbkj says:

    booing happens and when its warranted

    have at it

    but many have a beef with price and have the boos locked and ready to go before the puck drops and will single him out without cognitively assessing the context of a play if any goal gets let in

    there is a flipside to this, those who will blindly defend a price without assessing context either

    suffice to say, its clear as day that what happened in game 1 was clearly the former…

    you may not have a problem with this

    i do pay for tickets but when i walk into the bell center, booing is not kneejerk priority

  481. Bill J says:

    The Free preview seen on Center Ice (it’s not in HD listings, but it is on the Center Ice SD listings) shows the game at 7 tonight.

    It is likely the Feed from Rogers Community TV 22.

    Which is actually better then “NHL sur le vif” as it will be the entire game at least.

  482. petrov14 says:

    “Thank goodness it is pre-season right now. If we gave those points away, I’d be right pissed off.”

    – Toronto’s Kris Versteeg after the Leafs blew a 3-1 lead late in the third, then lost in a shootout to the Flyers.

     

    Its gonna be a real long season for Versteeg!

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  483. fbkj says:

    pains me to say it but the leafs were clearly robbed last night, which isnt cool

    oh i still laughed though dont get me wrong

  484. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Well I am too excited for the season to start. So I decided to do some predictions. 

    And since the TSN predictions were BEYOND pathetic..I decided to make “better” predictions.

    *I am not being biased. The predictions were made assuming everyone plays 82 games.

    Tomas Plekanec: 25G, 54A – 79 Pts                   Andrei Kostitsyn: 29G, 30A – 59 Pts

    Michael Cammalleri: 38G, 36A – 74 Pts               Brian Gionta: 35G, 33A – 68 Pts 

    Benoit Pouliot: 24G, 27A – 51 Pts                       Scott Gomez: 17G, 52A – 69 Pts

    Dustin Boyd: 12G, 17A – 29 Pts                          Lars Eller: 13G, 24A – 37 Pts

    Andrei Markov: [GP:65] 9G, 42A – 51 Pts            Roman Hamrlik: 6G, 21A – 27 Pts                    

    P.K. Subban: 9G, 32A – 41 Pts                            Travis Moen: 9G, 12A – 21 Pts

    Maxim Lapierre: 16 G, 18A – 34 Pts                   Jeff Halpern: 12G, 13A – 25 Pts

    Tom Pyatt: 5G, 8A – 13 Pts                               Jaroslav Spacek: 5G, 23A – 28 Pts

    Josh Gorges: 4G, 9A – 13 Pts                            Hal Gill: 2G, 10A – 12 Pts

    That’s a total of 270 goals – an offense that averages 3.29 goals/game. 

    I think the Habs will be a lot better offensively and score a lot of 5 on 5 goals this upcoming season. Realistically I don’t see the Habs scoring 270 goals due to injury, but I see them scoring 250+. 

    Any thoughts? Give your opinion on the predictions! Who will be better – who will be worse?

  485. Top Corner says:

    Wish sportsnet was covering this game tonight…..mehh!!

    GO HABS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

  486. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Thanks for the info Bill, I really appreciate it :)

  487. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Man, that’s right in the heart of the Leaf land! Good to see a lot of Habs fans here!

  488. Bugs says:

    Management didn’t re-sign Halak because he asked to be traded and not because they had already clearly identified Price as their guy the day after he was picked 5th overall so as to not lose face?

    Huh. Well, if you say so.

    Say, can I see that link about Halak asking to be traded while you’re at it?

    Thanks.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  489. 4loorplay says:

    well i watched game 1 …and  i saw 2 goalies…1 was rask who stopped them early and often and they were tuff shots. Then there was price who did not look good at all. Yes a deflection and breakaways but i booed him he did not look good.

     

    Could be i will cheer for him tonight. He did not earn number one in my book,

  490. kirkiswork says:

    It’s is OK to boo a player but Carey is being booed every time he lets in a goal, it’s getting a bit tiring. Of course a goalie is going to let in goals.

    So the booing should be reserved for when warranted not every freakin goal.

    Don’t get me wrong I am a huge Halak fan, I just think that Carey or any goalie for that matter deserves a fair chance. With being booed on every goal it’s no wonder he is fighting the puck. It does stuff to you, you know, makes you second guess every move.

    GOHABSGO

  491. Tremblant Habs Fan says:

    No O’Byrne?

  492. Chuck says:

    It wasn’t Carey’s choice to make himself the starter, so If you don’t agree with that decision, why boo him for it?

  493. fbkj says:

    its not as simple as that

    “him he good

    him he bad”

     

  494. Everlasting1 says:

    I’m also in enemy territory.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  495. ZepFan2 says:

    Nerdling

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

  496. andrewberkshire says:

    What would be the hardware holding it back? RAM or video card or a mixture or what? I know nothing about computers.

  497. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Well I am not sure how much he’ll play, probably around 20-25 games since he’s the 7th d-man. That’s why I didn’t include him. Same reason why I didn’t include Darche, he’s the 13th forward. Well it’s either him or Pyatt.

  498. fbkj says:

    thats why i left it at hardware, too many variables

    you could have a meh processer but a rockin graphics card and itll be fine

    you could have an integrated graphics chip but a ballin processer and itll be fine

    any descent new computer including most netbooks could handle it

    which is why i emphasized if he bought new on the cheap

    and i mean… cheeeeapppp… im almost certain its bandwidth

  499. RGM says:

    Well there’s this mat with different conclusions that you can jump to: http://gesvol.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/jump-to-conclusions.jpg

    Go Habs Go!

  500. Ian Cobb says:

    Nice post Gormdog, but I am afraid the fools will still be fools and taint our colours. They will never get it.!

    As was evident on St. Cathrine Street after some games. Jerks are always the same, they run in a gang and cause trouble because they have no pride in life what so ever. 

  501. ZepFan2 says:

    Ici…

    http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/288206.html

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

  502. Ian Cobb says:

    Play me or trade me was the message. He let in 3 last night to lose.

  503. ZepFan2 says:

    Uh-huh…uh-huh…uh-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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

  504. Ian Cobb says:

    Its only training camp,

    so tonight we are going out for dinner and dance, a little rock and roll to a live band to get in game shape for the regular season.

  505. ZepFan2 says:

    Brainiac

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

  506. andrewberkshire says:

    I was just wondering because I have a solidly fast macbook pro, and 50mb/s internet and sometimes hockey streams still lag for me.

  507. crabvader says:

    Plekanec: 29G, 55A – 84 Pts

    Cammalleri: 34G, 34A – 68 Pts

    Pouliot: 25G, 20A – 45 Pts

    Boyd: 15G, 15A – 30 Pts

    Markov: 7G, 45A – 52 Pts

    Subban: 12G, 39A – 51 Pts (Calder)

    Lapierre: 20G, 17A – 37 Pts

    Pyatt: 10G, 12A – 22Pts

    Gorges: 6G, 19A – 25 Pts

    Kostitsyn: 31G, 37A – 68 Pts (Breakout year)

    Gionta: 33G, 31A – 64 Pts

    Gomez: 15G, 63A – 78 Pts

    Eller: 19G, 39A – 58 Pts

    Hamrlik: 5G, 18A – 23 Pts

    Moen: 10G, 10A – 20 Pts

    Halpern: 11G, 17A – 28 Pts

    Spacek: 8G, 21A – 29 Pts

    Gill: 3G, 15A – 18 Pts

     

    Price: 38W   2.68GAA   .919sv%

    Auld: 3W 2.99GAA   .903sv%

  508. habstrinifan says:

    I will add my two-cents worth to the conversational morass surrounding the “booing of Price” fiasco. The booing was uncouth, over-the-top and even malicious. I would have preferred  it DID NOT happen. Price is a young man and as a parent I would be angusihed if my son had to suffer similarly. But likewise some of the excuses made to explain Price’s poor performance in that game is laughable.

    He performed badly. He should not have been boo’d like that but he cannot and should not escape criticism for his performance.

    Here are some of the excuses offered up in his defense.

    a) just a pre-season game.

    b) there were defensive lapses

    c) still shaing off the rust… etc etc

    I ask everyone to look at last night’s game. Wasnt it just another preseason game? Werent there defensive lapses and giveaways by defensive players. Werent the same type of ‘scoring chances’ offered up by the team in front of the goaltending. And what happened. The goaltenders buckled down, concentrated on their technique and focussed on the game and withstood the assault. In short they performed in the game in the manner that fans have a right to expect. They werent perfect but they displayed competency and resilience and strong-mindedness as their minutes played on. To use the old cliche they “made the saves when it counted”.

    In my opinion Price did not. He did not seem ‘ready’ for the ‘preseason’. I ask any fan the following questions. What were you reading about during the off season months.

    You can point to videos and articles and substantiated reports on Mike Cam.. Maxim Laps.. Pk  ‘training during the off season’ to be ‘ready’ for the pre-season. I have not seen one video evidence of Carey Price working diligently on his technique. He was questioned on what he was doing to correct the shortcomings in his game. The answer he gave was at best nebulous.

    I expected Carey Price to come into camp as an ‘improved’ goalkeeper. I did not see that in his technique in that first pre-season game. I saw the same reliance on spectacularly flashing out that glove hand to make the save while being horribly positioned after not having made the necessary lateral adjustment as the play developed.

    Essentially lack of concentration and focus. Carey Price will every now and then make spectacular glove saves. But if that first game is any indication, he needs to get serious about improving his skill. I hope that game was an abberation. Not because he lost but because he played astoundingly poorly. I hope that tonight we see a more ‘sound’ Price technique and focussed wise… regardless of the game’s result.

    I dont think fans really were upset about the loss. In that aspect I am sure they understood that that was just a pre-season game. What was unforgiveable was how ‘unprepared’ Price seemed. The malice of the booing was unconscionable and indefensible. But if Price did not apply himself to improving during the off-season and this is the reason he looked as unprepared as he did in that first game… then it too is unconscionable and indefensible.

    Please Carey Price. Prove to us tonight that you worked hard during the summer!

    Good Luck tonight Carey!

  509. JF says:

    It wasn’t cheap.  But I don’t understand any of those terms you use.  Processor, graphics card, graphics chip, bandwidth?  What do I do about it?  If any of those mysterious items are not good enough, can I upgrade them or something?  Download something?

  510. fbkj says:

    thats probably as best as its going to get then… in this case you look at where your streaming it from…

    i was in denver when i watched the habs/lightning game on my little netbook, hardwired hotel connection that was about 6mbps, the game was a bit choppy but doable

    last year in toronto i was watching a game from the wireless connection (stupid hotel didnt have rds) and the bandwidth was 1.2mbps on my beast of a vaio laptop and the chug was so brutal

    mind you both was from my nhl.com account

    so if your streaming from an unnoficial site im not sure if they have the same bitrates as nhl.com, but in your case you are at the mercy of how they provide it since your covered both hardware and bandwidth

  511. Gormdog says:

    When asked about the reports that he had asked for a trade, Halak responded: “Maybe I did, maybe I didn’t. It’s between me and my agent so I’m not
    going to say yes or no. I have no comment on this,”

     

    Just like how you put words (or infer the meaning thereof, like mocking the Canadiens post game defence of Pricey as standard teammate answers) into peoples mouths, and make logical leaps and assumptions, it’s pretty clear from the statement above he did ask for a trade.

     

    Asking for a trade is looked down upon in the NHL, you stick with your team through good and bad. If it were untrue, there is no reason for Halak to do anything but deny it. Why would he smoke and mirrors “no comment” on something that is a negative view and untrue about him?

     

    The reason he “no commented” was just that. To protect his butt, play all sides, obviously he would never admit that he asked to be traded. And Gainey is way to classy to go bitching to the media about the fact that Jaro (clearly!) asked to be traded.

     

    Oh, and here’s the link, Bugs. You take entire posts and nit pick about one line to try and make yourself look clever. You are an incredibly bright guy, at least, that’s the way it comes out through your posts, but try not to be difficult and obtuse about this one when it’s clear Halak asked to be traded.

     

    http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=302443

     

    But, back to the actual POINT of my post… You do agree right, Bugsy? That displays like the booing of Price for the exhibition opener does nothing but detract from our team, fans, reputation, and chances of winning in the future?

     

    Less nit picking, more meat & potatoes please.

  512. fbkj says:

    go here and run the test

    http://speedtest.net/

    this will tell you your bandwidth… lemme know the results

    edit: when the test is done you can copy paste your results

    heres mine

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/967336760.png

    BANDWIDTH FIGHT!

  513. JIMVINNY says:

    Personally, I think everyone is wrong about Cammy.  He’s going to get 40 goals this year.  Maybe not 40 assists, but he’ll be over 70 pts for sure, And it wouldn’t surprise me to see him over 80.

  514. The Cat says:

    I thought Bergeron made Price look like a fool not once but twice but I agree booing was malicious…For God’s sake, the games dont count and its not full squads yet.

     

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  515. Ian Cobb says:

    Well done Jameson. It is up to him now. And it is up to us to support him. He wears our colours.!

  516. JIMVINNY says:

    What browser are you using?  Personally, I’ve noticed that Firefox doesn’t handle streaming video as well as IE does.

  517. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s a pretty sick DL speed.  Not many are going to be able to compete with that.  I’m super happy with my 10 mbps speed.

  518. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I really hope so, he CAN score 40+ and he HAS scored 80+ points twice in the past. It’s possible.

  519. fbkj says:

    that too depends on where you are streaming it from

     

  520. fbkj says:

    10 is fine… i just have an obsession with having stuff for no other reason then “just cuz”

  521. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I like your predictions, in fact they are more realistic than mine. But I think Cammy will do better than that. I also think Auld will have more than 3 wins, probably around 7-8. Great predictions though!

  522. The Cat says:

    Shit, mine sucks in comparison.

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/967339703.png

     

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  523. The Cat says:

    Once I watched a lightning-thrashers game on my computer and it was watchable, most of the time it aint though.

     

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  524. fbkj says:

    its doable but most 3g enabled phones get at least twice that… phone up cogeco and be all “WTF?”

  525. Gormdog says:

    He definitely did not look sharp out there but it was still a tip, a triple screen, and twice had a member of team Canada. I dont think it’s asking too much to give the kid, er, 60 minutes of hockey before we start making assumptions about how lazy his work effort is.

     

    But I agree, there were flashes of the very, er, “unique” style of Carey price looking out of position and disinterested at times.

     

    I’m right behind you, I desperatly want him to come out and perform tonight. Not because it will make Carey Price any better or worse in my eyes (i save that judgement for when games matter in the standings), but because it will give the haters even more fuel and “proof” that Carey is the worst.

     

    Poor kid, literally, has to put up top 5 goalie numbers this year or he will get it all year from the haters fan section of the Habs. DIssapointing.

  526. SeriousFan09 says:

    Josh Gorges when asked about Jarred Tinordi

    “I haven’t had a chance to work with him as a partner yet, but we’ve
    been on the same team since Day 1 of camp. I’ve already gone up to a lot
    of guys on the team and said ‘You’ve got to watch this guy play,'”
    Gorges said. “For how big he is, his ability to skate caught my eye
    right away. He makes good decisions, he moves well with the puck, he has
    a great stick and he does all the little things right. He’ll adapt to
    the pace of play as he goes along, but he’s been unbelievable so far.”

    From this NHL.com piece on 1st-rounders hanging in with their teams thus far.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  527. habstrinifan says:

    WOW! I havent tallied an aggregate for your predictions but with so much ‘goal scoring prowess’ it seems that HABS would be re-writing the record books. Looks purty my BOY! Purty enuff to make me smile. So I will dream along with you!

  528. Gormdog says:

    This is Marc andre Bergeron you are talking about, right? Cannon shot but no moves?

     

    Because I hear there is this really great player named “Patrice Bergeron” who has been doing that to NHL goalies ever since he was 18. One’s persons foolish save is another one’s great deke.

    All about perspective!

  529. SeriousFan09 says:

    I still P.K. is getting lowballed on goals by most here, I know we can’t expect an unending series of Souray lasers from him but I would point out he is the first defencemen in a while aside from Andrei Markov who packs a good wrist shot as well. He’ll be using both against the opposition and with his quick skating, he can reach places like Andrei does and get off a well-placed wrister for a goal.

    Enjoy his slappers, but be prepared to be surprised with his wrist shot.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  530. habstrinifan says:

    JF I have a feeling you streaming it from Seinfeld’s bootlegger. Just being a smart-ass here JF. Sure some good soul will give you all the right info.

  531. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Haha fair enough, but I did say that the predictions were made assuming everyone played 82 games. Obviously, the Habs will score less than that, because injuries happen. And the Habs tend to get bitten by the injury bug every year. 

    Anyways, if this is a dream – then it’s a good dream. 😉

  532. JF says:

    I hope I did that right:

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/967351564.png

    I think it’s low.  Is there anything I can do about it?

  533. TripleX says:

    Washington lead the league last year with a 3.61 goals per game.  Optimistic would not be the exact word I would use for your estimate.

    (:

     

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  534. Bugs says:

    So we BOTH agree that “When asked whether he had formally requested a trade, Halak was non-committal.” is NO proof at all? Furthermore, that staement was taken BEFORE he was given the net from February on.

    But since it’s all settled, we can recap: Halak WASN’T traded to make way for their 5th overall pick because he asked to be traded, and to state that as fact is utterly incorrect.

    That’s what I was addressing, and not the point of your post.

    As for the point of your post, sure, I agree, right up until the “chances of winning in the future” bit. If booin detracts from winning, then no team or player that’s ever been booed has ever won. Which is false.

    But the “booing is not nice” part? Yeah, I can agree with that. I’m as rosey-posey, make-cake-on-Sunday, all about love as the next guy, I reckon.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  535. fbkj says:

    It is low man, .44 will not cut it for streaming regardless of what computer you have

    You are with sympatico, i would switch to one of their fibre optic options which wouldnt cost you much more than you are currently paying

    For todays internet, realistically, you want 6mbps at LEAST

  536. Duke_Rauol says:

    is the game on RDS tonight?

  537. andrewberkshire says:

    That’s about what mine usually is, also Videotron. Gotta love downloading a whole move in like 1 minute, or a cd in a few seconds.

  538. The Cat says:

    Thats worse than mine…I feel better now ^_^

     

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  539. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Great find Robby. You don’t mind, if I call you that right?

    You can call me whatever you want too, haha.

    But seriously, that’s a great find – I really like Gorges, he was my 2nd favourite choice for captain (after Gio). He seems to have all the qualities, he’s a leader off the ice, a fighter on the ice and knows what’s right and wrong. If HE says that Tinordi is a promising, upcoming d-man for the Habs, then I’ll take his word for it.

  540. habstrinifan says:

    Josh Georges gives out great vibes about the team we now have and players like Tinordi gives out great vibes about the team we shall have tomorrow.

     

  541. fbkj says:

    i have a brand new i5 imac and processing downloads on the computer takes longer than the actual download, its pretty sweet 😀

  542. The Cat says:

    You got 5 guys with pretty much 25 goals each, thats a bit lofty -5 players with 20 goals is realistic and very good just the same.

     

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  543. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    You’re right, but there’s no such thing as “defense” in Washington’s system. They’re made for the regular season. There’s a reason why they have lost to both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia in the earlier rounds. Their defense is not that great. Mike Green, who’s probably the best offensive d-man in the league right now, might also be one of the worst d-men defensively. 

  544. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I know we only had 3 forwards last year that scored 20+ goals last season, but AK46 scored 15 in 59 games and Pouliot scored 15 in 39 games. They can easily tally 20+ goals over a stretch of full season.

  545. ZepFan2 says:

    “Halak n’a pas voulu nier ou confirmer cette information.”

    I believe the correct word you’re looking for is, coy.

    You believe what YOU want. The rest of us know better. 😉

    “Maybe I did, maybe I didn’t.”

    Imagine if that was Price’s answer to the question of his intention of striking if not paid 3 million a year.

    You’d be all over that like white on rice.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  546. habstrinifan says:

    I will try and find the link and post it here but I am sure I saw some quote re management unhappy with him. Unfortunate if this is the case since he seems to have been scoring rather nicely during the scrimmages.

  547. JF says:

    I guess I’ll do that – switch to a fibre optic option.  Thanks for your help!

  548. Gormdog says:

    Classic Bugs. Only using your knowledge when it helps your case. You are being purposefully obtuse to defend your point about Halak asking to be traded. Do you not find it a fair assumption to make that an athlete would “no comment” to a classless trade request? Why do you think he would no comment on it id it weren’t untrue?

     

    Halak asking for a trade was one of MANY reasons. Shrinking pads, Halak being older, Halak costing more money, are all reasons for the trade.

     

    Putting more words in my mouth. I did not say ALL booing detracts from winning, but I love your ability to line up someones post in terms that you can easily tear down. And then bring it to some sort of ridiculous proof “all booing teams must do badly then?”.  It’s neither here nor there and you know it. You put on a good show bugs but maybe you shoudl stick to the “no comment” like Halak if that’s the type of replies you will be writing.

    I said the senseless booing of your number one goalie in the preseason detracts from the team and our respect, and, yes, our winning, rattles our goalie in his own home certainly doesn’t seem to be working so far.

     

    Thanks for pseudo undertsanding, and pseudo tearing me down. Well played…

  549. fbkj says:

    no problem man

    look at the bright side, its not your computer 😛

  550. ZepFan2 says:

    Nyet.

    But…if you have bell, it’s on 434.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  551. The Cat says:

    Wade Redden on waivers…

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  552. adamkennelly says:

    someone should build a PIM/fight major total per player with that line-up – betcha its inversely proportional to overall team man games lost to injury…wake up PG and JM – most teams in the league now have 2 guys who can take care of business, one of whom can play- we have ZERO….

  553. The Cat says:

    Patrick Roy asked to be traded. Halak said play me or trade me…Theyre 2 entirely different things.

     

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  554. Bugs says:

    When he wasn’t playing, that statement would certainly hold more weight had he been traded THEN, I grant you.

    BUT THEN, THEY GAVE HIM THE NET.

    So that that stament, made MONTHS prior to the trade, CANNOT be considered FACT when explaining why he was traded in JUNE.

    You know as well as I do how athletes use rhetoric to a) further thier goals and b) not ruffle any employers’ feathers. Furthermore, we ALL read the RDS article AFTER Jaro was traded with him saying how surprised and disappointed he was at BEING traded. Should that not mean then that Halak very much wanted to PURSUE his career here and NOT want to be traded?

    Or must we wait for you state as fact again that THAT statement he made was false? So YOU can say “when he says this, that’s fact, and when he says that, it’s not.”?

    In my opinion, Gormie, I think the decision to trade Halak was based more on “we picked the Priceberg 5th overall and threw all our eggs in that basket and we must prop up that choice for as long as it takes so as to not lose face” than on “Halak asked to be traded BEFORE being consecrated in the num1 position and getting to the ECF with the team he has to go to another team he knows nothing about.” And I imagine…what? so he could plaaaay…more? More than the num1, getting-to-the-ECF duty he had here? That’s why that statement made months ago applies?

    Please.

    He was drastically cutting in to their num5 overall, all-in, can’t-lose-face franchise pick’s propped-up ice time, and that’s why he was traded. Because no one could stop him otherwise and they woulda lost face with a num5 overall playing second fiddle.

    Give us a break, love.

    But again, as for booing the Kid? Not nice.

    But what can you do?

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  555. christophor says:

    I’ve been led to believe that the rogers cable 22 ottawa broadcast will be streaming on their site:

    http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=12&rid=4&sid=3689

  556. sprague cleghorn says:

    I would love it if you were right, but this pretty much means no one is going to have an off year.

  557. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    Anyone know of an Internet feed for the game? 

    As far as output predictions, I think Cammy will flirt with 50 goals this year 

  558. ZepFan2 says:

    When he wasn’t playing, that statement would certainly hold more weight had he been traded THEN, I grant you…

    “Ruefrontenac.com’s Bert Raymond reports today that Gainey had approached
    Paul Holmgren, his counterpart with the Philadelphia Flyers, about a
    possible trade for Halak. The Philadelphia Daily News has reported
    similar news.”

    posted by Dave Stubbs at 13h47 EST on Dec 15

    http://habsinsideout.com/main/25977

    “It’s positive that some other teams are interested in me,” explained
    Halak. “Bob called them, so I guess…what can I say? I’m happy to be
    here but at the same time I want to play.”

    http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=302443

    ————————————————————————–

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

  559. showey47 says:

    and no injuries. would be really nice though

  560. habstrinifan says:

    We’ll be here Ian following Boone’s blog while you party the night away… with your better half, I presume. Enjoy!

    Hope tonight puts points in your ‘relationship bank’ cause when the real season starts we wont be allowing silly ‘date night’ excuses for your absence.

  561. showey47 says:

    Carey also didn’t personally trade halak nor did he teach halak’s agent how to use twitter.

  562. habstrinifan says:

    Dont know how many he will score. I say around 15. But you know there will be “gasps and standing up moments” from him if he stays healthy. I mean he ‘had us’ after one pre-season game. LOL.

  563. Bugs says:

    Yeah. Exactly. That was in DECEMBER 2009. “Montreal Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak WANTS TO PLAY MORE and it appears that general manager Bob Gainey is willing to accomodate him if the right offer comes along.”

    But instead of doing that, what Gainey did was STEP DOWN and allow Pierre Gauthier to authorize Jacques martin to PLAY HALAK.

    And Halak became the num1. And he PLAYED MORE.

    Six months later, Halak “was traded because that’s what he wanted”???

    Please.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  564. HabsoluteFan says:

    Anyone else not able to watch the game on 434 Centre Ice ?

  565. HabsoluteFan says:

    Nevermind, it just came on ! Enjoy the game everyone

  566. ZepFan2 says:

    Bwahahahahaha

    Okay.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  567. showey47 says:

    Me,and i’m pissed. EDIT: never mind.

  568. Puck Bard says:

    ya… a little love with a link?

  569. LA Loyalist says:

    Clean piece of paper. I am asking Cary Price (metaphorically, of course) to do two things:

    1. First on / last off at practice.

    2. If he soils his crease then he comes out to the press scrum like a grown up and says – I’m sorry, I’m working hard and I will improve. Thank you for your faith and patience.

    If he does those two things, I think magically his game will improve to his potential.

    Go Habs.

  570. JSP1990 says:

    Anyone else havin a problem with the Rogers tv feed?

  571. chemic says:

    jep, no action on this site but the schedule is clearly! is this like on tsn for canadians only?

  572. Bryan says:

    Any word on a live stream?

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  573. bostonantifan says:

    How do you figure that “booing the kid” means booing the team and the history?  Just because some fans don’t like the way Carey Price plays, doesn’t mean they don’t like the team or the history.  To cheer a player just because he wears the colors of the team you root for is ignorant.  You cheer a player because you like his style, or appreciate the effort given, not just because he plays for a specific team. 

  574. habbyone says:

    bell 434 up now

  575. habstrinifan says:

    I agree 100 percent.

     

  576. showey47 says:

    So you want him to be first on and last off and when he has a bad game all he needs to do is say some cliche’s?

  577. JSP1990 says:

    Well this blows. I can’t fnd a feed.

  578. Omit says:

    I’ll tell you what.  If you do one thing, I’ll be happy.

    Live up to your promise of shutting your big mouth for the first 20 games before criticizing or advising Price and you won’t look such an A-hole.  How’s that?

  579. JSP1990 says:

    Livin in the states sucks. No feed works unless ya live in Canada.

  580. Bryan says:

    http://www.justin.tv/cr4yo#/w/417758832

    RIS feed

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  581. fbkj says:

    yeah but your ping is way n00ber 😛

  582. JSP1990 says:

    Thank you very much Bryan!

  583. Omit says:

    Quite the long post for someone who couldn’t possibly have seen the same game.

    I’ll summarize for you.  Three of the 4 goals would have beaten any goaltender (past or present).

    As for the rest of your post, Price worked out every day PLUS he did rodeo events.  Please inform yourself before adding a critique that is essentially inuendo and ignorance of his summer. 

  584. LA Loyalist says:

    I want him to accept responsibility for his performance. Why is that a problem?

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  585. LA Loyalist says:

    Did your 2010/11 PriceBot(TM) fanclub card not come in the mail yet? Damn Canada Post!

    So no one can express an opinion or observation that disagrees with you?  Should Red Fisher shut up too?

    Should the dozens of posters on HIO who are VERY concerned about this season riding on the shoulders of a 23 year head-case shut up too? Would you be happy then?

    Are you going to threaten all of us from the safety of your mother’s basement?

    Newsflash: I don’t want you to be happy. 

     

    “20 games to a new tagline”.

     

     

     

  586. B says:

    A much better attitude than sulking and slumping over it.

  587. New says:

    Maybe he simply has a step up having attended the rookie camps, and the start of pro camp.

  588. Da Hema says:

    I agree the planet has many meatheads. You are right too the NFL is far less tolerant of inappropriate fan behaviour than the CFL or NHL. Still, though, it does seem to me in the sports fan category Canadians are closer to Europeans (and its worst feature, Euro-thuggery). The US can have hundreds and hundreds of thousands show up for holiday celebrations and sports events with comparatively few incidences. If we had that many Canadians assemble in one place it would almost certainly be like a civil war. Look what happened after Montreal won the Cup in 1993. Or Edmonton in the 1980s. Vancouver had serious problems too the last time it was in the finals. I am not trying to turn this issue into a vacuous Canada-US debate, but Canadians are not as civilised as we purport ourselves to be.

    ————————

    “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge….”

    –Hunter S. Thompson

  589. petrov14 says:

    SWEET JERSEY!

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  590. rated_R says:

    THX! The best part is that i paid 0$ for it! =D

    Live, Love, Habs

    Follow me on twitter. @habs4lyf

  591. JSP1990 says:

    For those who can’t watch it like me I found a radio feed on The Team 1200.

  592. gw says:

    This feed is working…

    http://jici36.blogspot.com/

     

    Do or do not, there is no try.

  593. The Big One says:

    Is anybody else watching this RIS feed and are you as confused as I am? Why do they miss good sized portions of the game and why do they always show the commentators? It happens while teh games is being played.

  594. fbkj says:

    the commentators explain why just about everytime they are cut back to

     

  595. fbkj says:

    this is two games in a row now where RIS commentators gave apologetic disclaimers before using “anglophone” expressions…

    you have to be kidding me

  596. The Big One says:

    I don’t speak French, and that could be partially why I’m so confused, but I am baffled by this RIS broadcast.  I don’t know why they miss chunks of the game, and keep showing these commentators.  What are they saying when they are shown for like 5 minutes while the game is being played?

  597. The Big One says:

    I don’t speak French, and that could be partially why I’m so confused, but I am baffled by this RIS broadcast.  I don’t know why they miss chunks of the game, and keep showing these commentators.  What are they saying when they are shown for like 5 minutes while the game is being played?

  598. The Big One says:

    I don’t speak French, and that could be partially why I’m so confused, but I am baffled by this RIS broadcast.  I don’t know why they miss chunks of the game, and keep showing these commentators.  What are they saying when they are shown for like 5 minutes while the game is being played?

  599. Say Ash says:

    Pardon my French?

  600. Bugs says:

    Using “anglicismes” in French is bad French, makes you look uneducated.

    I’ll put it in your terms: Imagine Lloyd Robertson or Peter Mansbridge not knowing a particular word and so commandeering one from another language and giving it an English pronunciation. It’s not English. It’s just a guy who doesn’t know the word and is talking nonsense just to say something.

    That’s why they apologize. For saying “opportunité” instead of “occasion” or “consistance” instead of “constance”. Because bad French is offensive, especially coming from a media distributor, since our kids could be watching.

    Us Frenchies appreciate the apology aforehand.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  601. HFX-HabFan says:

    Plekanec is in mid-season form.

  602. JSP1990 says:

    Pleks is playing ver well indeed! :)

  603. fbkj says:

    oh its a legality issue, RIS isnt liscenced to show full games, but they can show snippets on the fly

  604. habbyone says:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  605. linp says:

    Price’s biggest weakness is loss of concentration. The second goal is a clear indication of that. Until he can keep his focus for a full 60 minutes, he’ll continue to give up one or two soft goal per game.

  606. pmaraw says:

    egads dont look at the shots/goals for the 2nd period

  607. fbkj says:

    *rolls eyes*

     

    ill complain when they dont give the same disclaimer when they use anglo expressions on RDS all the time

    ill also ask that apologetic disclaimers be given whenever anglo newscasts use french words

    and of course the mandatory post pardons after F bombs

    bugs, quit with the knee jerk homerism

    english expressions are used ALL THE TIME

    adding disclaimers is NOT the norm

    ps: my girlfriend read your comment and laughed slightly

    pps: shes a french teacher

  608. LA Loyalist says:

    Bugs serious linguistics question as I’ve not lived in Montreal for some years. Do they still take English words like “Hamburger” and mutate them into fake French words like “Hamburgoise” (forgive my bad example, it was the first I could think of.

    I”m just curious. If you read archaic English and French (like Chaucer, Mort D’Arthur) the languages are far closer than now. 

    Just curious.

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  609. Bugs says:

    If your girl considers it ok to use anglicismes, barbarismes, and calques in French, then she’s not a French teacher and her students should demand their money back cuz she’s robbing them.

    RDS is the Journal de Montréal of TV. When I said I appreciated the apology, it means it’s either bad French and no apology or bad French WITH the apology. I’ll take the apology. But obviously, I’d like good French. Sounds uneducated when it ain’t. Like your girl’s French class sounds for example. 

    See, that don’t fly on Radio-Canada or in Le Devoir. You’ll NEVER hear preemptive apologies for bad French to come from them.

    As for what you’d like your anglo stations to apologize for, that’s your business. But English is a much easier more permissible language to manipulate. French ain’t. It’s le mot juste, or le mot wrong.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  610. LA Loyalist says:

    Actually many cultures/languages appropriate English words and pop them into the middle of sentences.

    Obviously in Quebec it has a political connotation not found elsewhere, that’s all. It’s interesting.

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  611. Bugs says:

    Unfortunately yes. Many use the word “hambourgeois”. I’m of the opinion that something patented in its intial language should have its name universalized. We say “borscht”. We say “shish-taouk”. Why can’t we say “hamburger”? Un hamburg-fromage, siou-pla!

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  612. SmartDog says:

    Bad French is offensive?  

    From what I understand it is also extremely common… so my French friends tell me. 

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  613. SmartDog says:

    Don’t you know English is distasteful?  Unless it involves money being paid, then it’s okay.

     

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  614. SmartDog says:

    Borderline discrimination in a lot of cases.

    What I find is that most PEOPLE want to communicate in any way possible.  But there is this entitlement to be rude about people who speak English.  Yesterday I tried to phone the clinic up here and got “for English press 9″…. so pressed 9 and of course got more French.  I’m sure it’s rude of me to be frustrated by that, because my French should be 100%.  And I shouldn’t expect the courtesy of English contact information even when it is offered. 

    My bad.

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  615. fbkj says:

    you never hear apologies on RDS bugs

    not gonna perpetuate this anymore, but your seriously out to lunch

    and arguing for the sake of arguing, because you know that im right

  616. fbkj says:

    if you were to ask for a hambourgeois in trois-riviere you would receive looks like your the biggest dinkknob on the planet

    no

    not many

    few

    next to none

    sowwy

  617. Bugs says:

    I agree that “hambourgeois” sounds door-knobby, whether in Trois-Rivieres or anywhere else.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  618. Bugs says:

    Is that what I’m implying in my post?

    If that’s what it comes across as, I apologize.

    Not my intention.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  619. LA Loyalist says:

    Ok, fbkj, if you want to play on this topic, what would the Quebec language police official translation for “dinkknob” be?

    “un dink du knob” ?

    Just asking.

     

  620. Bugs says:

    You just said they apologized. Took your word for it. Now, it’s not true?

    I’m arguing the merits of safeguarding good French because I know you’re right?

    Huh. How convenient for you.

    Uhh, right about WHAT again?

    The unimportance of proper language? With your “YOUR seriously out to lunch” bit, I guess I see your poiint. 

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  621. Bugs says:

    Poignée d’dink.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  622. fbkj says:

    do you agree that nobody uses it?

  623. Bugs says:

    That CAN’T be your example of discrimination, Pup, c’mon.

    I believe you that some of us Frenchies get uppity when initially accosted in English in this province, but an answering machine?

    C’mon.

    Tell us the story of the guy at the post office, or the clerk at the Maxi, I dunno, but not a friggin answerin machine bakin your noodle. Ferpetessakes.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  624. fbkj says:

    actually thats what what i felt was implied with the disclaimer to begin with

    “sorry about this but were gonna use some english words”

    why would you be the first to apologize?

  625. Bugs says:

    I will agree that 80% of people don’t use it. Which is pretty much everybody. I certainly don’t use it. Sounds ridiculous.

    Is that good enough?

    Or must I link adverts to prove that “some” do use it?

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  626. Bugs says:

    Ohh, the disclaimer. Right. Thought he meant me.

    Sorry.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  627. Bugs says:

    RIS

    is

    RDS.

    Spillover station.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  628. fbkj says:

    no i dont require proof i usually take peoples word at face value, but %80 is still underscoring the factual number of %99.9

  629. fbkj says:

    i know this

    i was talking about reporters feeling compelled to do this on RIS

    but

    they dont do it on RDS

    hence why i BROUGHT IT UP IN THE FIRSTPLACE

  630. ZepFan2 says:

    Yes, actually.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  631. Bugs says:

    I went on French Google and typed “hamburger montreal”. Got 907 000 hits.

    Then typed “hambourgeois montreal”. Got 21 800 hits.

    The math, using only that technique, says 2%.

    Performing the same manoeuver with “trois-rivieres” instead of “montreal”, it goes up to 10%.

    Sticking only to French CANADA Google, it goes up to 25%.

    I guess the actual pct is somewheres in between, not over or under the extremes. Scientifically speaking.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  632. fbkj says:

    dude the fact you had to google that shit without sitting back, laughing, and realize what the fuck it is were talking about… actually kinda makes me laugh more

    paix be with joo

  633. Bugs says:

    While I’m not amazed in the slightest that you a) back out of your demolished 99.9% point with self-satisfying dismissal of quickly obtained verifiable research and b) purposefully use an obscenity to have the thread erased and your failure exposed.

    Not amazed at all.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  634. fbkj says:

    i actually extended an olive branch and hoped youd see the sillyness in all of this

    nothing more nothing less

    what are you talking about?

    you wanna keep bickering, im game, my %99.9 percent argument stands

    so say we all

  635. chelios_24 says:

    I am a PRICE Hater…I have one thing to say:
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

     

    Basta with the PRice…let’s sing Theodore..I’m that desperate.

  636. chelios_24 says:

    Booooooo…boooooo

    I”m going to the game tomorrow and I wish PRICE is playing…I will boooo hiim tremendously…and I hope the camera shows me booing him…I look forward to the day I see him in the street.

     

    I hate him..I despise him….he’s ruining my love for the CH> He won’t finish the year here…neither will wimpy man with no guts Pierre Gauthier.

  637. chelios_24 says:

    Booooooo…boooooo

    I”m going to the game tomorrow and I wish PRICE is playing…I will boooo hiim tremendously…and I hope the camera shows me booing him…I look forward to the day I see him in the street.

     

    I hate him..I despise him….he’s ruining my love for the CH> He won’t finish the year here…neither will wimpy man with no guts Pierre Gauthier.

  638. petefleet says:

    Price looks to be in mid-season form.  It’s going to be a long year. 

    Let the Price defence corps take it from here.

    Go Habs Go

  639. pmaraw says:

    oh snap, i see what you did there

  640. TomNickle says:

    Ben Maxwell is so much like Pleks it’s scary.  They need to keep him around.

    A lot of people may jump on this comment because he hasn’t scored in his first 30 games in the NHL.  But he’s clearly worked on becoming more creative offensively.  He’s responsible without the puck and is playing a very gritty game.

    I would really like to see him stick.

  641. HabsoluteFan says:

    I wish cammy plays tomorrow so you can boo him too…he hasnt scored yet in 2 PRESEASON games…he sucks

    Chill out chelios

  642. lavie says:

    Gauthier/Martin should have assigned Price in Team B.

  643. LA Loyalist says:

    I just got called an A-h by “OMIT” below for daring to suggest that Price accept responsibility for his performance by working harder than everyone else and facing the media as necessary.

    Do you think he’ll talk to the press tonight? (Price, not OMIT – I don’t think OMIT can get a day pass to attend a press conference).

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  644. JSP1990 says:

    Love how none of you post till Price has a bad period. Now THAT’S a fan huh? You people make me sick.

  645. dallyd31 says:

    What is wrong with you.  you seriously need to get a grip..maybe even a hobby.

     

    IT’S PRESEASON. Geez

  646. JSP1990 says:

    I’m with ya! I want us to keep Maxwell around. He could just be a late bloomer.

  647. larisalapointe says:

    Changed my mind, what’s the point?

  648. sh00n says:

    Where were you in the first period? Go back to your cave, troll.

  649. 4loorplay says:

    gee seems price always has a bad period. see the pattern here

  650. TomNickle says:

    THAT’S AWESOME.  I’ve never come into contact with someone SO PATHETIC that they announce to a fan base that they have poor intentions if they were to ever meet a person that they don’t know currently.

    You need help.

  651. TomNickle says:

    HAHA, if Carey Price wasn’t ready to kill Jaro Spacek after Thursday night, he’s gotta be now.

  652. chelios_24 says:

    Why would I boo Cammy. He plays hard..respect the fans…practises hard….I love Cammalleri. I love the rest of the team..it’s too bad they have a lousy goaltender…who refuses to work hard…instead blames everyone else.

     

  653. chelios_24 says:

    Did you ever see Chris Chelios chill out? NO…He played hard every game..every shift…IF chelly was on this team…he give that spoiled brat PRICE a peice of his mind…teach what it is to work hard..

  654. habs03 says:

    What a horrible game, one word, Jaro, Jaro Spacek..

  655. 4loorplay says:

    does price talk to the media tonight…….

  656. blu3chip says:

    If that’s the case, I hope the camera will also show me giving you a nice beer shower and kick you down the stairs.

  657. MontrealAtheist says:

    Bob Gainey is the one you should be booing … His obsession with Price is the sole reason Price is still in Montreal despite one lousy performance after another even though we already had a world class goaltender in the roster whose top performances led us to the Conference finals last season.

    It’s sad to see such a former Habs great age this disgracefully and put his personal feelings above the best interest of the team.

  658. lavie says:

    Did Price play 60 minutes?

  659. LA Loyalist says:

    Nice to see that you found the CAPS key. Saves having to actually compost a coherent thought.

     

     

  660. HabsoluteFan says:

    Maybe 1 bad goal by Price (Spezza from behind the net) but I’m not going to waste my time trying to convince you guys.  No Markov, no Hammer, no PK, no Gomez, Gionta, etc…makes for a whole lot more puck possession and scoring chances for the other team. One penalty shot goal, 2 nice ones by Foligno…whatever I still see RDS putting more fuel on the fire after tonight’s game.

    Anyway, it’s preseason, no need to panic.

    Let’s see what happens when we ice a complete team

  661. gumper says:

    Nope, but he was in for the whole game.

  662. MontrealAtheist says:

    Hmmmm, I’m having difficulties remembering when was the last time Price actually had a good period. Was it 2007 during the World Juniors?

  663. gumper says:

    That’s three words.

  664. TripleX says:

    ROFL  That was killer!

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  665. JSP1990 says:

    Funny bud. You’re about as smart as the morons I deal with here in Washington.

  666. jkirk says:

    Exactly. Well said. I find the strangest thing about the Price discourse is that so many fans are simply in denial – or I suppose are in simple acceptance – of Gainey’s obsession, and rather ironically try and deflect our attention to ‘the team’ when it is the team’s management that has sacrificed the team to one individual’s obsession with one player.

  667. CDH says:

    Any word on Gill yet?

  668. TomNickle says:

    Okay, you don’t even want to have a conversation with me pal.  You claim to root for the team, and root for Price, yet you’re blind to facts about THE GAME.  Did I need the caps there too?  

    You got on Price for the game Thursday night when he let in two breakaway goals, a screened goal and a goal deflected by his own man.

    Your not so objective analysis of his play on Thursday told me all I needed to know about you and your opinions.

     

  669. christophor says:

    these preseason games, eh. some are somewhere near the competitiveness of regular season games. some are less competitive than all-star games. 

    i guess thats what happens when you jumble junior, ahl, and nhl players together. the further into preseason, the more kids go home, the more its supposed to look like the nhl.

    i say “supposed to” because there looks to be a lot of rust on some nhlers.

  670. Omit says:

    LA

    You seem to lie a lot. And you don’t know how to read very well either.  Plus, your subsequent childish and amateurish replies prove that you are indeed an A-hole of the highest order. 

     

  671. MontrealAtheist says:

    Maybe 1 bad goal by Price”

    A good goalie usually finds a way to prevent “good goals”, too, when given the chance. Just look at the penalty shots in this game: Elliot saved, Price did not.

     

  672. observer says:

    In one and a half periods Price allowed 10 goalsin one and a half periods the other 3 goalies combined allowed 3 goals. Just a coincidence like when Halak p-laying for the same team Price did , Halak won 2 games for every loss last season while Price had a 20-48 record since January 1, 2009.

  673. observer says:

    looks good on gainey and gauthier.

  674. baruch says:

    Ken Dryden described the 1976-1977 Habs as ‘just didn’t like to lose’.  They didn’t lose in the pre-season, lost 8 games during the season and only 2 in the playoffs. Unfortunately for Carey Price, many Habs fans have experienced teams which just didn’t like to lose. His ambivalent attitude about the value of any particular game will rub a lot of people the wrong way.   “You don’t win the Stanley Cup in the pre-season”- Carey, no, with your attitude, you don’t win one at all, because it just doesn’t matter enough. 

    For superstitious people: Carey Price’s GAA so far: 6.66.

     

  675. HabsoluteFan says:

    You have a point, I just think its way too early to jump the gun on Price…He needs to string a few good games together to take the fans off his back and I think he’ll be fine

    Saying he’s bad and it’s going to be a long year after 2 preseason games is a bit harsh

  676. observer says:

    he played excellent here until jan. 1, 2009 and since that all star game almost 2 years ago now he has stunk 20 wins of last 68 starts in reg season and playoffs. halak never shoulsd have been traded. gg. gg.

  677. habs03 says:

    Forget who is better or wtv, what sad is you call yourself a Habs fan, but you it clearly brings you more pleasure to see Price and the Habs loss rather the win. That is what so sad about some of the people here, they rather the Habs loss, so they can say I told you so. Those stats you mentioned, are meaningless, Halak isn’t coming back

  678. observer says:

    20 wins 48 losses since jan. 1, 2009 reg sea and playoffs

  679. LA Loyalist says:

     

    just for the record because the spin has begun – Ottawa and the other teams are playing AHL, rookie and junior players too.

    The other goalies are dealing with the same pre-season metrics as Price. Or is that unfair to mention?

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  680. Chuck says:

    Our penalty shot was shot into Elliot’s chest protector. Makes for a pretty easy save.

  681. blu3chip says:

    I think it is quite unfair to judge a goalie based on penalty shots.

    I agree that good goalies find ways to win games in any circumstance, but imo Price did alright tonight, not brilliant, but not nearly bad enough for me to even consider throwing him under the bus.

    3 PPG 1 PS among the 6 goals, with 3 OHL/AHL defencemen. Oh and its only preseason… relax guys.

  682. Seps says:

    But still if you ever played minor hockey rule #1 is never blame the goalie, 1. because it’s the easiest thing to do and 2. Chances are it wasnt the goalies fault and 3. It demoralizes the goalie.  So why do we blame the goalie night in night out, it was a 6-2 game, with Ottawas almost full NHL lineup.  Yeah the goalies fault obviously…

     

    We’re not winning the Stanley Cup in the first exhibition game – Carey Price

  683. LA Loyalist says:

    that was Priceless!

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  684. observer says:

    wrong – i am sick and tired of seeing this guy either because he is not a good goalie OR he is trying to get traded out of here. i am sick of seeing this losing by a decent team that now for 2 years wins for whoever else is in goal but NOT for him.

  685. habbyone says:

    Price has been bad for a lot more than 2 preseaon games.

  686. LA Loyalist says:

    What lie? An opinion or observation is a lie? You sound like Obama.

     

  687. observer says:

    right halak wont be back – they should let mayer, sanford and auld compete for the #1 get rid of price and if they can get a better goalie then get him. but first FIRE gauthier and gainey – right out of the organization.

  688. gumper says:

    So Price is playing badly because he doesn’t mind losing? Not going to say your theory is impossible, but it’s not one of the better ones I’ve heard here. I’m thinking, though, that staring at the front end of this season, with Alex Auld as plan B, has got to be a disconcerting position to be in for Mr. Price and, at this point I suppose, M. Gauthier as well.

  689. Rudy says:

    Oh god, was he hurt? I didn’t see the game.

  690. baruch says:

    “I’m not going to lose any sleep over it” – C. Price post-game 26 September 2010

  691. martin says:

    Team A is scrap with little passion or heart being shown even if it is preseason. Also Carey seems disinterested. Nice tilt by Travis Moen, more than he showed last year.

  692. LA Loyalist says:

    Plan the parade.

     

     

  693. observer says:

    For superstitious people: Carey Price’s GAA so far: 6.66. AND ———– for the other 3 goalies for the same amount of icetime behind the canadiens team 1.5 GAA.

  694. Seps says:

    It’s a new season there negative nancy

     

    We’re not winning the Stanley Cup in the first exhibition game – Carey Price

  695. HabsoluteFan says:

    And he shouldnt.  It’s preseason, this is ridiculous

  696. christophor says:

    who said i was talking about price?

  697. observer says:

    EXACTLY BUT GASUTHIER WAS AND STILL IS HIS RIGHT HAND MAN AND AS GAINEY SAID “I COULD HAVE DONE NOTHING HERE WITHOUT GAUTHIER AT MY SIDE.” Please excuse the caps.

  698. LA Loyalist says:

    No one knows why he’s playing badly, and until mgmt admit he is playing badly, it won’t get fixed. There are not many options:

    1. New goalie coach?

    2. Get his eyes checked?

    3. Have him work with a sports psychologist?

    4. We can’t trade him

    5. Me, personally, and maybe one of the other solutions would work before this is necessary, I would suck it up and trade, regretably, some value to get a respected veteran for him to play behind, so there would be less pressure. It’s what should have happened 2 years ago and it didn’t. Admit the mistake and let’s try and fix it before Price is ruined, which is what is inevitable if something is not fixed.

    I get pooped on a lot for criticizing Price – I have no problem with Price if he plays well – this is on Bob Gainey and now Gauthier to fix.

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  699. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  700. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  701. observer says:

    except for 2 years when he plays they lose most of the time when he doesnt play the very same team is a WINNER.

  702. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  703. SeriousFan09 says:

    Loyalist, chill out and watch Koivu.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  704. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  705. ZepFan2 says:

    The voices in his head.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  706. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  707. LA Loyalist says:

    My 7 year old hates to lose. Why doesn’t Price? There’s a software issue somewhere. 

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  708. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  709. saskhabfan says:

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  710. observer says:

    NO ITS YOU blind to the facts 20 wins 48 losses.

  711. HabsoluteFan says:

    Maybe…but I still remember plenty of games last year where he had great performances but couldnt get the win because of bad bounces or the team folding in front of him.  Bottom line, the kid still has talent and can be a good goalie…can it be in Montreal ?