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. Everlasting1 says:

    Learn to recognize.

     

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  2. G-Man says:

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

  3. Storm Man says:

    Great, Perfect channel 434 got bell :) oh hmmmmmmmmm. Only avaliable in the east :(

  4. fbkj says:

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

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

    its known throughout the league

  5. Jbird says:

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

  6. Everlasting1 says:

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

     

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  7. fbkj says:

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

    for the lulz of course

  8. Danno says:

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

    It worked like a charm back in the days…

     

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

  9. ooder says:

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

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    88 is the new 23

  10. G-Man says:

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

  11. ZepFan2 says:

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

    Let’s start with you.

    BOOOOOOOOOOO You suck BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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

  12. Bill J says:

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

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

    Anyone else have input on this ?

  13. Storm Man says:

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

  14. mchab33 says:

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

  15. Storm Man says:

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

  16. fbkj says:

    never

    its a canned chant thats really embarassing, IMO ;)

  17. ooder says:

    sooo no Avtsin?

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    88 is the new 23

  18. nightmare_49 says:

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

  19. G-Man says:

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

  20. Bill J says:

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

    NOT during the game!

     

  21. coachdoug says:

    Thanks

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

  22. Danno says:

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

    Let’s move on to something new.

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

     

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

  23. Bill J says:

    By definition alone – you are WRONG.

    Try & wrap your head around that one.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. Bill J says:

    Oh Likely a better feed then the RIS feed.

    Thanks :)

  27. showey47 says:

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

  28. 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.
  29. 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!

  30. 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.”

  31. 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.

  32. larisalapointe says:

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

  33. 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!

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. coachdoug says:

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

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

  38. coachdoug says:

    Is this game being televised?

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

  39. 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!

  40. Somethingwithhabsinit says:

    How did that not occur to me? Thanks.

  41. DavidKB says:

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

  42. Chorske says:

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

    Required reading.

  43. likehoy says:

    tsn.ca has a 40 second package.

    - I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  44. 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 –

  45. mchab33 says:

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

  46. 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…

  47. fbkj says:

    … sign elswhere and win a cup

  48. aemarchand11 says:

    Excellent points from a fellow haligonian.

    Go Habs Go! 2010-2011

  49. 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.

  50. 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

  51. 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.

  52. 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 –

  53. 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…..

     

  54. 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…

  55. 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!

  56. larisalapointe says:

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

  57. 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…

  58. nightmare_49 says:

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

  59. HFX-HabFan says:

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

  60. 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 –

  61. 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.

  62. 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

  63. 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!

  64. Captain aHab says:

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

  65. 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…

  66. 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.

  67. showey47 says:

    Hoping to see Avtsin.

  68. 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…

  69. 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!

  70. 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.

  71. Danno says:

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

     

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

  72. 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).

  73. 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

  74. 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

  75. 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

  76. Chuck says:

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

  77. 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

  78. 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

  79. 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

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. Everlasting1 says:

    That explains much.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

     

     

  85. 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

  86. 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

  87. 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.

  88. 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 

  89. 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

  90. 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!

  91. adam76 says:

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

  92. 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.

  93. 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

  94. 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.!

  95. 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

  96. 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

  97. 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?

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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

  101. adam76 says:

    Fans boo lack of effort – as much as results.

  102. Ian Cobb says:

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

  103. ooder says:

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

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  104. 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.

  105. 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

  106. adam76 says:

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

  107. 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.

  108. 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

  109. 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?

     

  110. 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.

  111. notbigbird says:

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

  112. Exit716 says:

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

  113. Everlasting1 says:

    ??

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  114. 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

  115. 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.

  116. 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.

  117. 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.

  118. 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

  119. adam76 says:

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

  120. 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

  121. 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

  122. aemarchand11 says:

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

    Go Habs Go!
    2010-2011

  123. Ian Cobb says:

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

  124. 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.

  125. 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

  126. adam76 says:

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

  127. Ian Cobb says:

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

  128. 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.

  129. 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

  130. 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.!

  131. 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.

  132. 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.

  133. 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

  134. Chuck says:

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

  135. showey47 says:

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

  136. 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

  137. 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.

  138. 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.”

  139. 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.

  140. 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.”

  141. 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.

  142. 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

  143. C-Dawg says:

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

  144. 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

  145. 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.

  146. Chuck says:

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

  147. 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.

  148. fbkj says:

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

  149. 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!”

  150. 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

  151. DCos says:

    Maybe not..but they are @ssholes.

     

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

  152. 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!

  153. 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.

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

  154. showey47 says:

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

  155. ZepFan2 says:

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

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

  156. 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

  157. Bill J says:

    It’s called selective stats.

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

  158. ZepFan2 says:

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

    Game, set and match!!

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

  159. 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

  160. ZepFan2 says:

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

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

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

  161. adam76 says:

    Only women like yourself.

  162. 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.”

  163. 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.

  164. ZepFan2 says:

    Yeah, you’re probably right. lol

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

  165. 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

  166. Danno says:

    Good one Showey!

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

  167. 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.

  168. 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.

  169. DavidKB says:

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

  170. 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

  171. 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!”

  172. 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.

  173. 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.

  174. Chuck says:

    I say go for it! Give ‘em hell!

  175. 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

  176. 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!

  177. 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 :)

  178. nightmare_49 says:

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

  179. 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.

  180. 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

  181. 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

  182. 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

  183. 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?

  184. 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…

  185. t1tan5 says:

    So I’m restarting a HIO fantasy league I made last year on Yahoo. Any HIO user feel free to join!

    Yahoo League ID: 61051

    Password: boone


  186. 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!

  187. likehoy says:

    the users on HIO obviously.

    - I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  188. 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.

  189. 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

  190. Favorite Son says:

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

  191. 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!”

  192. scrowe21 says:

    Game being shown anywhere tonight?

    ——–

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

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  193. 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.

  194. 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.

  195. fbkj says:

    how about lets go with his actual fucking stats?

  196. andrewberkshire says:

    Draft on my HIO fantasy league in under a half hour for those who’ve joined!

  197. 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!

  198. adam76 says:

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

  199. 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

  200. 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.

  201. 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.

  202. davecessna says:

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

  203. 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.

  204. 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/

  205. 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…

  206. 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

  207. adam76 says:

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

  208. j2w4habs25 says:

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

  209. 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/

  210. 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.

  211. 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

  212. j2w4habs25 says:

    I hope so.

  213. 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.

  214. ZepFan2 says:

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

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

  215. 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

  216. 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.

  217. Ian Cobb says:

    Now thats classy

  218. 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™.

  219. ZepFan2 says:

    On Bell it is.

    Channel 434

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

  220. 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!”

  221. larisalapointe says:

    hahahahahahaha….maybe us women should play instead.

  222. fbkj says:

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

  223. j2w4habs25 says:

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

  224. 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

  225. 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

  226. 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.

  227. j2w4habs25 says:

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

  228. j2w4habs25 says:

    as in RIS? lol sorry i dont got bell :P

  229. 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.

  230. 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?

  231. 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!

  232. ZepFan2 says:

    ok Hitler…

    Wow, 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

  233. 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.  

  234. ZepFan2 says:

    As in, NHL Centre Ice.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  235. 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!”

  236. 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.

  237. 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.  

      

  238. 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

  239. 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.

  240. 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

  241. adam76 says:

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

     

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

  242. 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.

  243. Chuck says:

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

  244. 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.

  245. 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. 

  246. 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

  247. rated_R says:

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

  248. 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.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  249. LA Loyalist says:

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

  250. 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.

  251. 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.

     

  252. 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!”

  253. LA Loyalist says:

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

  254. 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!!!! 

  255. aemarchand11 says:

    Good old free previews woot!

    Go Habs Go!
    2010-2011

  256. 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.

  257. ooder says:

    hahahah ya same here.. 

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

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  258. ZepFan2 says:

    That was the 60′s.

    But yeah, some memories are hazier then others. lol

    ————————————————————————–

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

  259. Everlasting1 says:

    Stifling.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  260. rated_R says:

    Good idea…honestly

  261. 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

  262. 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

  263. Duke_Rauol says:

    is the game on RDS tonight?

  264. 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.

  265. 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.

  266. 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.

  267. 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.

     

  268. fbkj says:

    i have a brand new i5 imac and processing downloads on the computer takes longer than the actual download, its pretty sweet :D

  269. 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.

  270. 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. 

  271. 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.”

  272. 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.

  273. 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

  274. 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.

  275. JF says:

    I guess I’ll do that – switch to a fibre optic option.  Thanks for your help!

  276. 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…

  277. fbkj says:

    no problem man

    look at the bright side, its not your computer :P

  278. 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

  279. 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.

  280. 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….

  281. 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.

  282. 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

  283. 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

  284. 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.

  285. 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 

  286. 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

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

  287. showey47 says:

    and no injuries. would be really nice though

  288. 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.

  289. showey47 says:

    Carey also didn’t personally trade halak nor did he teach halak’s agent how to use twitter.

  290. 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.

  291. 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

  292. HabsoluteFan says:

    Anyone else not able to watch the game on 434 Centre Ice ?

  293. HabsoluteFan says:

    Nevermind, it just came on ! Enjoy the game everyone

  294. ZepFan2 says:

    Bwahahahahaha

    Okay.

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

  295. showey47 says:

    Me,and i’m pissed. EDIT: never mind.

  296. Puck Bard says:

    ya… a little love with a link?

  297. 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.

  298. JSP1990 says:

    Anyone else havin a problem with the Rogers tv feed?

  299. chemic says:

    jep, no action on this site but the schedule is clearly! is this like on tsn for canadians only?

  300. Bryan says:

    Any word on a live stream?

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  301. 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. 

  302. habbyone says:

    bell 434 up now

  303. habstrinifan says:

    I agree 100 percent.

     

  304. 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?

  305. JSP1990 says:

    Well this blows. I can’t fnd a feed.

  306. 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?

  307. 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”.

     

     

     

  308. JSP1990 says:

    Livin in the states sucks. No feed works unless ya live in Canada.

  309. Bryan says:

    http://www.justin.tv/cr4yo#/w/417758832

    RIS feed

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  310. Hoegarden says:

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

     

  311. Danno says:

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

     

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

  312. fbkj says:

    yeah but your ping is way n00ber :P

  313. Mikey_39 says:

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

  314. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Rogers Sportsnet??? YES!!

  315. 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.

  316. 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.

  317. JSP1990 says:

    Thank you very much Bryan!

  318. scrowe21 says:

    apparently hes another sergei 

    ——–

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

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  319. SeriousFan09 says:

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

     

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

  320. 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. 

  321. 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

  322. HardHabits says:

    Just boo it!

  323. 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…

  324. 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!

  325. GrimJim says:

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

  326. joeybarrie says:

    I like it.

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

  327. 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.

  328. 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.

  329. 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

  330. 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…

  331. 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!

  332. 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. 

  333. 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?

  334. Bill J says:

    Having worked for Channel 22 in Ottawa.

    That is Rogers Community TV for Ottawa area.

    Sorry not Sportsnet.

  335. 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?

  336. 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. ;)

  337. 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.

  338. 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 :-)

  339. fbkj says:

    2 things affect streaming quality

    bandwidth and hardware

    unless you cheaped out on a new computer

    id blame bandwidth

  340. 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

  341. 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

  342. 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

  343. 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.

  344. 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.

  345. 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

  346. 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?

  347. Top Corner says:

    Wish sportsnet was covering this game tonight…..mehh!!

    GO HABS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

  348. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Thanks for the info Bill, I really appreciate it :)

  349. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Man, that’s right in the heart of the Leaf land! Good to see a lot of Habs fans here!

  350. 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

  351. 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,

  352. 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

  353. Tremblant Habs Fan says:

    No O’Byrne?

  354. 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?

  355. fbkj says:

    its not as simple as that

    “him he good

    him he bad”

     

  356. 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.

  357. 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

  358. andrewberkshire says:

    What would be the hardware holding it back? RAM or video card or a mixture or what? I know nothing about computers.

  359. 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.

  360. 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

  361. 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!

  362. 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. 

  363. 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

  364. Ian Cobb says:

    Play me or trade me was the message. He let in 3 last night to lose.

  365. 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

  366. 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.

  367. 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

  368. 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.

  369. 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%

  370. 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!

  371. 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?

  372. 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

  373. 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.

  374. 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!

  375. 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.

  376. 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.

  377. 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.!

  378. JIMVINNY says:

    What browser are you using?  Personally, I’ve noticed that Firefox doesn’t handle streaming video as well as IE does.

  379. 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.

  380. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I really hope so, he CAN score 40+ and he HAS scored 80+ points twice in the past. It’s possible.

  381. fbkj says:

    that too depends on where you are streaming it from

     

  382. fbkj says:

    10 is fine… i just have an obsession with having stuff for no other reason then “just cuz”

  383. 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!

  384. 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.

  385. 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.

  386. fbkj says:

    its doable but most 3g enabled phones get at least twice that… phone up cogeco and be all “WTF?”

  387. 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.

  388. 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/

  389. 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!

  390. 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!

  391. 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/

  392. 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.

  393. 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. ;)

  394. 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?

  395. 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’

  396. SeriousFan09 says:

    It was one report, I agree he mostly had a strong camp especially in the squad scrimmages. He’s a Bulldog this year but I’d like to see him with the big boys beofre that.

     

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

  397. ZepFan2 says:

    And you were wrong.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  398. 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..

  399. observer says:

    hick in the sticks

  400. ZepFan2 says:

    He’s looking good so far.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  401. observer says:

    its near 2 terrible years since january 1, 2009 – why on earth should it change now?

  402. habs03 says:

    What a horrible game, one word, Jaro, Jaro Spacek..

  403. ZepFan2 says:

    If he’s a hick, you’re an inbred. Just for that WW2 comment alone.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  404. ZepFan2 says:

    I see you’re in the middle of tucking your tail.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  405. Bugs says:

    If we can come out a winner with St-Louie on SOMETHIN, I’d really appreciate 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

  406. Chuck says:

    You’re right. He DOES keep repeating nonsense: one of your quotes.

  407. LA Loyalist says:

    Kings and Ducks are doing quite a lot for kids down here – they have bought equipment for events they give to the kids to get them on the ice. Even goalie gear (this is for 5/6 year olds).

    My son’s season (starting now) will be 20 games, 1 practice a week (we do more ourselves) + playoffs, including a jersey, sox and water bottle :) it’s about $900 bucks for that, and of course the gear. Several of our friends have 2 kids (boys and girls play together this year) so it is a financial commitment. 

    At least at home (Canada) you have cousins and such that can pass gear around to the younger ones.

    But hockey is popular with the kids – Toyota Center (Kings) and Honda Center (Ducks) are booked solid – the only problem is sharing the ice with figure skaters who rip it up pretty bad.

    Out.

     

     

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

  408. 4loorplay says:

    does price talk to the media tonight…….

  409. Clay4bc says:

    I hear that…Koivu deserves so much better than this city gave him.

    __________________________

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

    – George Orwell –

  410. 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.

  411. 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.

  412. lavie says:

    Did Price play 60 minutes?

  413. ZepFan2 says:

    Dude, we may hit the St. Louis tri-fecta if Eller and Schultz pan out.

    ————————————————————————-

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

  414. habs permanent bandwagon fan says:

    will you please stop with this BAD ANALOGY sh***.

    you’re sounding like a 2 year old! don’t you know any other words than BAD ANALOGY???

    guess not .

    dumbell.

  415. LA Loyalist says:

    Nice to see that you found the CAPS key. Saves having to actually compost a coherent thought.

     

     

  416. 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

  417. emann_222 says:

    I Miss Halak too … or any goaltender that seems to actually care.

  418. gumper says:

    Nope, but he was in for the whole game.

  419. 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.

  420. 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?

  421. 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.

  422. habstrinifan says:

    “I have a bad feeling he is nonchalant because he has pretty much made this decision”

    You may nave said a truth that no one, PG/JM/Gainey/the other players/ and maybe Price himself dare to admit right now.

    But why would someone like Hal Gill have asked Price “guess now that you are ‘free’, you cant wait to get to hell outta here eh? if the players dont at least have some intuition to that effect.

  423. 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

  424. gumper says:

    That’s three words.

  425. TripleX says:

    ROFL  That was killer!

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  426. pmaraw says:

    oh snap, i see what you did there

  427. JSP1990 says:

    Funny bud. You’re about as smart as the morons I deal with here in Washington.

  428. 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.

  429. CDH says:

    Any word on Gill yet?

  430. 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.

     

  431. 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.

  432. 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. 

     

  433. 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.

     

  434. 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.

  435. 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.

  436. Cam_1 says:

    Because it will..take it to the Bank !

  437. Cam_1 says:

    Because it will..take it to the Bank !

  438. observer says:

    looks good on gainey and gauthier.

  439. 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.

     

  440. 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

  441. 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

  442. 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.

  443. 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

  444. observer says:

    20 wins 48 losses since jan. 1, 2009 reg sea and playoffs

  445. 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.”

  446. Chuck says:

    Our penalty shot was shot into Elliot’s chest protector. Makes for a pretty easy save.

  447. 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.

  448. 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

  449. LA Loyalist says:

    that was Priceless!

     

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

  450. 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.

  451. lavie says:

    Gauthier/Martin should have assigned Price in Team B.

  452. habbyone says:

    Price has been bad for a lot more than 2 preseaon games.

  453. 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.

  454. 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.

  455. 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.

  456. LA Loyalist says:

    What lie? An opinion or observation is a lie? You sound like Obama.

     

  457. 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.

  458. 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.

  459. 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.

  460. saskhabfan says:

    You been here half a day,you don’t deserve to tell anybody what to do,asswipe. If you have an issue say it to my face.If not shut your pie hole.

    “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.

  461. Rudy says:

    Oh god, was he hurt? I didn’t see the game.

  462. 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.”

  463. baruch says:

    “I’m not going to lose any sleep over it” – C. Price post-game 26 September 2010

  464. 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.

  465. LA Loyalist says:

    Plan the parade.

     

     

  466. 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.

  467. 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.

  468. Seps says:

    It’s a new season there negative nancy

     

    We’re not winning the Stanley Cup in the first exhibition game – Carey Price

  469. dallyd31 says:

    What is wrong with you.  you seriously need to get a grip..maybe even a hobby.

     

    IT’S PRESEASON. Geez

  470. HabsoluteFan says:

    And he shouldnt.  It’s preseason, this is ridiculous

  471. christophor says:

    who said i was talking about price?

  472. JSP1990 says:

    I’m with ya! I want us to keep Maxwell around. He could just be a late bloomer.

  473. 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.

  474. 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.”

  475. 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.

  476. 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.

  477. 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.

  478. 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.

  479. SeriousFan09 says:

    Loyalist, chill out and watch Koivu.

     

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

  480. 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.

  481. habstrinifan says:

    Actually yes, I remember Allen Iverson. A good talent with no focus. Where is he now and how did that career pan out eh?

     

  482. ZepFan2 says:

    The voices in his head.

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

  483. 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.

  484. 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.”

  485. 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.

  486. 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.

  487. observer says:

    NO ITS YOU blind to the facts 20 wins 48 losses.

  488. 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 ?

  489. 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.

  490. petefleet says:

    To say that the team as a whole deserved to lose tonight would be a stretch.  Price made it impossible to win tonight.  Maybe he’s had it as an NHL goalie.  Maybe he’s better than all the rest of them but is too lazy or arrogant to show it.  I don’t know.  I do know that because I can’t stand Price doesn’t mean I’m not a fan.  I’m taking in two games this year.  One in Boston and one in MTL.  My hope is that Price doesn’t start either one but that’s not likely to happen.  There’s a lot of potenttial in alot the Habs young players but Price is washed up.  Face it people.  He has to stop the tough ones too.  If he can’t, he’s not an NHL goalie.  Cut and dry.

    Go Habs Go

  491. ZepFan2 says:

    Aren’t you the same moron that said M-A Fleury only played bad because Crosby and Malkin didn’t score enough!?

    Yeah, thought so.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  492. habbyone says:

    Sure is positive peter and Price is starting where he left off

  493. 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.

  494. LA Loyalist says:

    : ) I am seeing Koivu – twice next week :) I’m a notoriously shakey photographer but if I get anything decent I’ll post it.

    thank you for cheering me up. I would buy you a beer if I could.

     

    “20 games to a new tagline – maybe less.”

  495. 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.

  496. lavie says:

    Like I said last season (you can check back from my post history) even though Halak was traded Price WOULDN’T be the No. 1 goalie of CH, and that would be Desjardins. Unfortunately Halak was finally traded and Desjardins was also away.

    Now I still don’t see Price is the No.1 goalie of my team, but who will be? (I miss Halak)

  497. ZepFan2 says:

    lol

    You beat me by thaaaaat much.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  498. Bugs says:

    Preseason.

    Leafs finished 1st preseason last year.

    Question is: how ’bout that Nuke Paloosh?

    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

  499. observer says:

    people will be in such a good mood the day gauthier that vermonter is fired there may be a parade this fall down st. catherine street. just like when world war 2 ended or habs won many of their cups pre-gauthier the 30 year loser.

  500. larisalapointe says:

    Changed my mind, what’s the point?

  501. SeriousFan09 says:

    Save your beer money for your kid’s next stick, I’m a strict non-drinker.

    N/P, just happy to have a few people around here who remember the best man the team had for over a decade and never got his due.

     

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

  502. Zepphead says:

    By the way, did Avtsin play yet?

  503. observer says:

    mayer is the new halak – he looked great the other night.

  504. SeriousFan09 says:

    Desjardins couldn’t keep it together in the AHL playoffs at 25, he’d be fortunate to ever be a regular backup in the NHL.

     

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

  505. SeriousFan09 says:

    Not yet.

     

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

  506. observer says:

    you kept repeating nonsense – price stunk out this place since jan 1, 2009 and still is. fleury’s career is nowhere similar to price and when he started there was no crosby and malkin on that crappy team.

  507. Cam_1 says:

    Lets reserve judgement on Carey Price till the reason starts. I mean cmon man it’s pre season. Remember Alan Iverson…what are we talking about here ? Practice ? Price has showed up in many of games that count. Canada Jrs gold MVP. CHL MVP, Bulldogs Calder cup and play off MVP. Like Price said..just chill man…don’t be like those Molson X drunk boo birds in the nose bleed seats at the Bell Center…stop bashing ..stop boooing…he will get it together with a little support …if not in Montreal somewhere else …lets hope here..cuz the way things are going you guys are gonna drive him out of town…and he will come back to burn us..mark my words..so just relax…support your team..support your players…and everything will fall into place…my god don’t you ever learn ? Patrick Roy anyone ???? It’s time for the real fans to drown out the Boo Birds for good !!!

  508. Cam_1 says:

    Lets reserve judgement on Carey Price till the real season starts. I mean cmon man it’s pre season. Remember Alan Iverson…what are we talking about here ? Practice ? Price has showed up in many of games that count. Canada Jrs gold MVP. CHL MVP, Bulldogs Calder cup and play off MVP. Like Price said..just chill man…don’t be like those Molson X drunk boo birds in the nose bleed seats at the Bell Center…stop bashing ..stop boooing…he will get it together with a little support …if not in Montreal somewhere else …lets hope here..cuz the way things are going you guys are gonna drive him out of town…and he will come back to burn us..mark my words..so just relax…support your team..support your players…and everything will fall into place…my god don’t you ever learn ? Patrick Roy anyone ???? It’s time for the real fans to drown out the Boo Birds for good !!!

  509. Seps says:

    Last year Price had an amazing preseason even making “the save of the year and it’s not even the year yet” (thank you Pierre McGuire…) and blew up after having 2 incredible games to start the season, so maybe this year it will be the opposite and he’ll play unreal after a shaky start and make some highlight reel saves during the season and hopefully the playoffs too !

     

    We’re not winning the Stanley Cup in the first exhibition game – Carey Price

  510. Zepphead says:

    Do you know why by any chance?

  511. Bugs says:

    Totally agree that the Kid “has to stop the tough ones too.”

    Duriing the season though and playoffs though.

    Preseason ain’t about him; it’s about Paloosh, Eller, Dezzy, White, Weber, Carle, Mayer and the Pac-Man (as well as whatever other kid I forgot to mention); that’s what it’s about.

    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

  512. baruch says:

    ‘s the way it is. Blame Gainey for bringing him up too early, and weirdly protecting him despite his poor play,  the organization for prematurely anointing him the Franchise, blame Halak for (two times) giving the fans a taste of a superior level of play.  Carey Price is now older than was ‘an unusually mature’ Ken Dryden  (as I heard one apologist refer to Dryden) when he led the team to the first of 5 championships in 7 seasons.  As Sergio Momesso said tonight, Carey Price has “got to make the big stops”, pre-season or not. 

  513. LA Loyalist says:

    Then a smoked meat chez Schwartz

    Have you bought a stick lately? My kid’s sticks are about $150 USD and then I have to cut half of them off. What’s up with that.

    He’s on his first team now with his buddies, down here called “Mites” (they’re 7/8) and they are over the moon with excitement. Nick Vachon (Rogatien’s son) is his coach.

    Saku is his favorite player, and he got to meet the Moore bros at hockey camp. I encouraged him to watch Koivu for all the reasons you know – character, hard work, skill, pride – all the Habs historical values.

    Sorry to get personal, this pre-season has me completely freaked out. I’ll report next wknd re Koivu. Hopefully Habs will be in a better place by then.

     

     

  514. ZepFan2 says:

    fleury’s career is nowhere similar to price…

    You’re right. Fleury was sent down his 3rd year.

    Oh yeah, I forgot. That was Crosby and Malkin’s fault.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  515. observer says:

    what did that field goal kicker call you? “banjo pickers” – he was right. why aren’t you at the hoedown tonight?

  516. sh00n says:

    Where were you in the first period? Go back to your cave, troll.

  517. LA Loyalist says:

    tecnically they won all their cups “pre-Gauthier”. Let’s see what he does over the next few months.

     

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

  518. lavie says:

    Let’s hope and wish.

    BTW, I like your new signature.

  519. 4loorplay says:

    gee seems price always has a bad period. see the pattern here

  520. otter649 says:

    Day to Day (eye injury) as per Jacques Martin………

  521. HabsoluteFan says:

    My guess is probably something to do with Price

  522. homerbowen says:

    Good grief, I hate to loose and I only watch it on TV!!!! To be successful the players better start feeling the same way and real quick. I almost puke everytime I hear” well it’s only exibition” because they are the same ones who will say “you can’t really asses them until they’ve played 20 league games”. Get hungry boys and get hunrgy real quick because it will be Christmas before you know it.

  523. 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.

  524. Caballero says:

    Price is going through his minor stint but as an NHLer in Montreal. Once his two years are up and he gets the experience he will be out of here. I have a bad feeling he is nonchalant because he has pretty much made this decision. Could be the wine talkin’ hehe

  525. Seps says:

    How can he be starting where he left off if the season hasnt even started yet?

     

    We’re not winning the Stanley Cup in the first exhibition game – Carey Price

  526. baruch says:

    can we send Carey Price down?

  527. observer says:

    fleury was inconsistant right from thew beginning. price was not. price played well here until that philly series then the next half year made the allstar game – then he become a poor goalie. fleurys career performance does NOT even remotely resemble his.

  528. MTLForever says:

    It’s preseason. Get over it. Just be happy hockey is back and get ready for Oct 7. Really getting sick of people on here saying the same thing over and over about Halak and whatever, grow up a bit and return here later when you have something better to say. Habs lose as a team and win as a team – GOHABSGO.

  529. Chuck says:

    Another conspiracy theory?  :)

  530. Cam_1 says:

    For intense and purposes Iverson aged..he was the real deal in his prime…there is no changing  Price basher…once they make up their mind they make up their mind…fine run him out of town …so he can go on somewhere else and win a cup like Patrick Roy did.

  531. Cam_1 says:

    For intense and purposes Iverson aged..he was the real deal in his prime…there is no changing  Price basher…once they make up their mind they make up their mind…fine run him out of town …so he can go on somewhere else and win a cup like Patrick Roy did.

  532. ZepFan2 says:

    there may be a parade this fall down st. catherine street. just like when world war 2 ended…

    Wow, you’re not all there, are you!?

    ————————————————————————–

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

  533. 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.

  534. Seps says:

    Thanks, haha

     

    We’re not winning the Stanley Cup in the first exhibition game – Carey Price

  535. 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.

  536. SeriousFan09 says:

    Fortunately I’m just mucking around so I just buy 30$ Sherwoods. NHL needs to do things to make it easier for kids to play hockey, Football, schools provide the equipment, you just need shoes for Basketball and Soccer, a glove for baseball, they’re going to have trouble keeping kids in the game with the insane expenses.

    Quite alright, Habs fans live and die with the team(and hockey) and we all get carried away from time to time.

     

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

  537. TomNickle says:

    HAHA, if Carey Price wasn’t ready to kill Jaro Spacek after Thursday night, he’s gotta be now.

  538. HabsoluteFan says:

    Price told him there was nothing to prove in the preseason so Avtsin just went home…

     

    Might as well blame him for everything

  539. 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.

     

  540. 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.

  541. 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.

  542. observer says:

    banjo boy – the bad analogy i was referring to was fleury to price.

  543. SeriousFan09 says:

    One rumour has it coaching staff is not quite pleased with his attitude, but after Conboy getting a 2nd go-round to suck and such, I think he’ll at least get a chance to suit up tommorow night.

     

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

  544. saskhabfan says:

    Please come pick up your mom,she took the “hoe”part to literal. Hope you like the sig.

     

    “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.

  545. ZepFan2 says:

    Do you want to be embarrassed again?

    We did this dance the other day and you tucked your tail between your legs and ran.

    First you say Fleury was bad his 3rd year because Crosby and Malkin didn’t score. Now you’re saying the reason Fleury was bad his first year was because there was no Crosby and Malkin.

    And people say Price supporters make excuses.

    ————————————————————————–

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

  546. habsfreak13 says:

    lol nice ;)

  547. 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.

  548. Caballero says:

    I agree with you. Carey started taking practices more seriously, but he should go the next step and take any game where he is wearing the jersey seriously even if it is exhibition. Taking any game even a little lightly is simply going to start him on the wrong track. Perhaps he just needs to take the pressure off of himself and this is how he is doing it? Easing into the season slowly with games that don’t even matter. Let’s hope he needs pressure to play well then, but that hasn’t been the case at times has it.

  549. observer says:

    only a banjo picker could equate fleury to price. er— oh i see it they both use a goalie stick. btw- before the square dance did you go watch price sharpen his goaltending skills roping calves at the rodeo?

  550. HabsoluteFan says:

    I don’t know about his attitude but I’ve heard good things about him…would be nice to see him get a chance to show what he’s made of in at least 1 game

  551. observer says:

    habs have hicks in the sticks as fans – unreal!

  552. habbyone says:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  553. deuce6 says:

    What is Ramo up to? Think he will make an attempt to come to MTL?

    Not liking what I am seeing from Price, right now..Pre season or not..ugh

  554. doug says:

    Forecast is calling for pain.

  555. 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.

  556. habs03 says:

    Good to hear that there is no panic in the locker room, as opposed to many forums and so forth. I have to admit, like it or not, I like that the team doesn’t give in to the demands of fans, it would have been clearly the best stand point from a PR and to make the fans happy to trade Price and keep Halak since he is was our playoff hero, but team management refused to give in to what the fans want, and they did what they feel was best, forget if it was the right decision or not, because its gonna take time to know the answer, but I’m glad that the people who run  this team don’t give much of rants as$ about what fans want, this same thing can be extended to fans wanting to have more of a french team. Just my sec, and a lil rant.

  557. lavie says:

    Gainey and Co. did disregard fans’ concerns. There is Gainey now?

  558. LA Loyalist says:

    How long is reasonable to you? Will you accept not making the playoffs this year and letting Price work through his issues in the hope it will pay off?

    I can accept that as a fair opinion if that’s what you really think.

    The problem is we can’t manage the risk because we don’t know what’s going on in his head.

    How do we manage the risk?

     

  559. Bill J says:

    Holy Exaggeration BugsMan!

     

  560. 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

  561. 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

  562. GrimJim says:

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

  563. andrewberkshire says:

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

  564. 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.

  565. 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.

     

  566. 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

  567. Chuck says:

    Holy hell people, it’s not like he whiffed on 5 floaters from the blue line.

  568. observer says:

    its near 2 years now – he gets no more slack here anymore and gauthier/gainey should have realized it when they traded away the goalie the team did win with.

  569. athanor says:

    I know it doesn’t mean much in the greater scheme of things, but I wonder why you guys at HI/O persist in saying that Price only faced nine shots on Wednesday.

    The game report clearly indicates that he faced 10 shots.

    And, yeah, I realize that that brings his save percentage all the way up to .750, and I too wish that he would at least say he gives a damn about letting that many goals even in the exhibition season.

  570. observer says:

    he allowed 4 goals on the first 8 shots i believe.

  571. observer says:

    well said by an intelligent person

  572. jrshabs1 says:

    The goaltending situation is critical!! Habs fans in Price’s corner are crazy if they think the Price detractors want him not to play well. The writing is on the wall..it has been for 2 seasons he has lost his ability to be an elite goalie in the NHL. The Habs will not make the playoffs with Carey Price carrying the bulk of the work load this season!!

  573. chelios_24 says:

    Price’s personality / character is the problem. We care tremendously about this team…we want to win every game no matter what. Every goal scored on our team hurts but to Price…it’s all non – chilant all the time.

     

    He’s CHILLING ALL THE TIME… I’m telling you people…Price will NOT last the year in Montreal. I don’t even blame him anymore..I blame the management. Didn’t they expect something like this to happen? How could they have not?

  574. SeriousFan09 says:

    Price came up and was complimented and admired for a cool, collected attitude that had him unflappable, why does he suddenly to be this Hextall/Billy Smith type to please the crowd when he should be trying to work on the mental state that allowed him to succeed all the way to becoming a Habs goalie and his first year and a half of strong play?

     

     

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

  575. observer says:

    he is the same character who came up here and played very well until jan. 1, 2009 when he started playing poorly. if i remember correctly he did not play the early january games because he had some injury? then played in the all star game then won only 7 games more the rest of the season and playoffs. was he injured that january? if so what kind of injury?

  576. 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

  577. 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

  578. 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

  579. 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

  580. 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

  581. 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.

     

  582. 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

  583. 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

  584. fbkj says:

    do you agree that nobody uses it?

  585. 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

  586. 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?

  587. 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

  588. 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

  589. 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

  590. 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

  591. 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

  592. ZepFan2 says:

    Yes, actually.

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

  593. 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.”

  594. 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

  595. 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.”

  596. 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

  597. 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

  598. 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!

  599. 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!

  600. 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!

  601. 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

  602. 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

  603. 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

  604. ZepFan2 says:

    Why not? Fleury had 4 years and look where it got him.

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

  605. Chuck says:

    But who wants a Stanley Cup, right?

  606. ZepFan2 says:

    Apparently, this guy.

    There’s one in every crowd, eh. ;)

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

  607. 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.

  608. pmaraw says:

    egads dont look at the shots/goals for the 2nd period

  609. habbyone says:

    Price will not finish the season in Montreal.

  610. Bugs says:

    You sayin we’re gonna win the Cup on the road?

    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

  611. habs permanent bandwagon fan says:

    totally agree.

  612. observer says:

    if so neither will gauthier. And i agree with you.

  613. habstrinifan says:

    Decisions!!!!!

    I decided at 10:20 of the second period, based on a very lazy play by him, that Pouliot will not be on the top two lines to start the season and may not be very long with the team.

    I decided tonight and, hope that JM did too, that Tinordi, Kyle Klubertanz and Olivier Fortier should be immediately returned to their respective levels. Good experience for them but it aint ‘training camp’ when the people you are ‘training’ aint gonna be playing. While Tinordi will be a ‘big’ asset one day, I have decided that I dont need to know how to spell or pronounce Klubertanz. I hope no Nortel pensioners have invested in the Klubertanz habs jersery production run.

    I have decided that Palushaj and AK46 should be put on a line with Cammilieri soon to allow us to see how good Palushaj really is and to start getting both AK and Camillieri into ‘serious’ game mindset.

    I have not decided anything about Maxwell except that he must NEVER be used in the shootout.
    He played ok in periods 1 and 2 but really what does he do?
    I’ll let JM decide on this one for now.

    I have decided that Louis Leblanc was a good 1st round pick and will handle all the pressures he will face in Verdun, which is where he should be by Monday morning.

    I have decided that I would love to see PK Subban and Josh Georges as a duo least some times. Actually my wife has decided that she should play on the blueline with Josh Georges but we wont go there.

    I have decided I would like to see more of Mayer and learn more about his skillset. This in no way shows any sense of unease re our goaltending prospects. How dare you question my truthfulness?

    I have decided to pass any concerns about Carey Price to our home office in St Louis MO, which is where we have recently re-allocated our main assets.

  614. observer says:

    2005 draft – #4 Pouliot – #5 Price

  615. ZepFan2 says:

    Crosby – #1

    I like this game.

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

  616. Chuck says:

    You picked the highest guy… you win!

  617. habstrinifan says:

    Breaking News!!!

     

    There is a new separatist movement in Quebec. On one side are the people who love Price! On the other side are the people who hate Price. Unlike the political separatist movement LANGUAGE is not  a key difference between these two camps. They both speak one language… addressing each other with the ‘middle finger’.

     

  618. EricInStL says:

    There should be a split HIO site FOR Price and Against Price. I wonder who would get more comments ?

  619. EricInStL says:

    I guess we were thinking alike, sorta….

  620. ZepFan2 says:

    Woo-hoo!

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

  621. habstrinifan says:

    “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.”

     

    Boone I hope those are your words and you are not in any way paraphrasing Carey Price. Please for the sanity of it all .. I hope he didnt say anything close. 

  622. habstrinifan says:

    Yep LOL!

  623. Bob Dobbs says:

    I don’t even want to know why there are nine pages of comments.

  624. SeriousFan09 says:

    Price may at times stare at his defencemen when goals go in but no goalie is foolish or close to being that bad of a teammate to trash his D in the media, even Vokoun didn’t say anything when Ballard hit him like he was trying to knock his helmet into the cheap seats.

     

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

  625. habfan4life says:

    I didn’t get a chance to see the game tonight but I did see the game against Boston. I have to say that everyone that was on the ice that night had a stellar game… Everyone EXCEPT Price. Now, I’m not criticizing the Halak trade. I think it was great trade. Schultz is a fantastic player. I live in Calgary and I have had numerous opprotunities to watch this kid play. Eller has been a top prospect for years and I think he will become a major asset for this team in years to come. I also understand that you don’t want to give up on a top prospect so quickly. Price was the 5th pick overall in the 2005 draft. He has had signs of being a great goaltender. But this kid has gone completely downhill since he was drafted. To me, it sounds like he is now blaming the fans for his mistakes and inconsistency in net. It doesn’t sound like he cares anymore. Montreal isn’t the first team in history to draft a dud in the first round and they won’t be the last. I say that if he can’t put up half decent numbers in the first month of the season, either make him a back up to Auld or Sanford, OR.. Trade him. If he thrives somewhere else, then that’s the way it goes. But we have a great team here and I’d hate to see Price ruin it all.

  626. habstrinifan says:

    I agree with you. Just kinda frightened for the guy. He just is in such a poor situation… some his own doing  and some not.

  627. 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.

  628. habs4ever2894 says:

    i feel the same way but we gotta give price more than 2 Preseason games before we can make that kind of judgement and write him off completely …..

  629. Coach K says:

    Was at the game last night.  Ok, so Price is getting bashed again. 
    I’m not surprised after all.  At first blush, 6 goals does look bad.  Agreed that Price fought the puck a bit after the
    softie from Spezza but I
    saw him battle all night and make a lot of good saves through heavy
    traffic in front as well. The defence was mostly missing and the first goal was deflected by Neil who, wasn’t challenged by anyone.

    But if anyone had a horrible game it
    wasn’t Price.  He was victimized by Spacek’s worst game ever.  Which IMO
    could have been due to covering up for an obvioulsy out-of-place rookie
    partner, but I don’t think so. 

    Spatch was not moving his feet at all
    last night and was still looking for his cup when Foligno burned Price.
    He appeared to be in a fog all game which was evidenced by his
    relentless poor decision making.  Those decisions (or lack of them) included, bad pinches in the O-zone that led to 2 on 1s  and misread passes from the half-boards to the O-zone blueline that he missed clean-I mean he was seriously out of position on those.  If I’m not mistaken, he was on the ice
    for most of the 6 goals (can’t fault him on a penalty shot lol!).  Mind
    you, that penalty shot was a display of some really nice hands.  He
    only had a little more than a puck width to slide that behind Price’s
    outsretched skate and he was lucky enough to put it there.  Not many
    goalies will stop that kind of deke. Not a good game for Price but he was definitely not the root cause.

    As far as the rest was
    concerned, I agree wwith M. Boone, Lappy was missing in action and Pleks
    was the best player on the ice for the Habs.  Maxwell looked
    impressive, drove the net, broke up some plays and was dangerous every
    time he was on the ice.  Pouliot however, could be on the same milk
    carton as Lappiere.

    Not a great start but it is after all, a work in progress… 

  630. linp says:

    We could have had a better return if Price was traded instead of Halak. There are some GM like Bob who thought Price has a better upside than HalaK. I am testing my patience…. Can we beat the Capital with Price in the playoff???

  631. 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.

  632. quentin_stuckley says:

    zing!

  633. ZepFan2 says:

    Nice.

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

  634. habbyone says:

    Nope. I’m sayin Pricey boy will be playing for another team by mid season. Hopefully sooner.

  635. quentin_stuckley says:

    give it until oct. 31.

  636. quentin_stuckley says:

    if price is as bad as you think he is, what team would want to trade for him?  and if there is a team out there, what will they offer for him, bad as he is in your eyes?  chump change.  then we’ll be in a worse situation than if we kept carey and he lived up to your expectations.  we’d only have goalies that have never been given number one duties.  i for one would gamble on price.

  637. habbyone says:

    How’s that gamble payin off so far? Time to wakeup and smell the roses. Price is a rodeo suck fest!

  638. 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

  639. 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.”
  640. Chuck says:

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

  641. 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.

  642. habbyone says:

    goofthier can go with him.

  643. 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.

  644. Chuck says:

    It was a high-ankle sprain.

  645. chelios_24 says:

    I don’t know if I should say this or not…but the goalie we are talking about didn’t play after the all star game cause he was injured…but I’ve heard two speculations as to what those injuries were…..he got his @ass kicked cause he tried to act like a smart @ss in a public place…I won’t go deaper than that…. Boone is gonna ban me or something…the other speculation I heard was that he got an STD…

     

    Nevertheless…since January 2009 Price has been terrible..lousy…garbage.  You know what will make all this stuff go away…if he starts stopping the puck which is what he,s supposed to do.

  646. 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.

  647. athanor says:

    Perhaps, but when you are summing up two games, you can’t simply leave out shots. Suppose a goalie let in two of the first three shots then didn’t let in any on the next 20. You wouldn’t after the game talk about how he let in two of three, would you?

  648. 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.

  649. Danno says:

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

     

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

  650. 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! 

  651. 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.

  652. 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….

  653. 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.

  654. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

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

  655. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

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

  656. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

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

  657. 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.

  658. MTLForever says:

    i have him in so many fantasy pools

  659. 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/

  660. 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)

  661. 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

  662. 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.

  663. 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

  664. 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…

  665. 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

  666. petrov14 says:

    1.Plekanec

    2.AK47

    3.Too-Shy

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

    5.Boston

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  667. 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

  668. 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

  669. 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”

     

     

  670. 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.

  671. GrimJim says:

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

  672. 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/

  673. rated_R says:

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

    Live, Love, Habs

    Follow me on twitter. @habs4lyf

  674. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

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

  675. showey47 says:

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

  676. 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.

  677. Rob says:

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

  678. 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.

  679. 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

  680. 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)

     

  681. 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.

  682. 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.

  683. fbkj says:

    you completely ommited the bidding war for lindros… why?

  684. 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.

  685. 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”

     

  686. 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.

  687. fbkj says:

    there we go

    i like full stories

  688. 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.

     

  689. 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.

  690. 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.

  691. 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.

  692. G-Man says:

    He is as valuable as Benoit Pouliot right now.

  693. 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.

  694. 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.

  695. fbkj says:

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

  696. 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.

  697. 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.

  698. 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.

     

     

  699. LA Loyalist says:

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

  700. LA Loyalist says:

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

  701. LA Loyalist says:

    20 and 68

    Out

  702. 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

  703. 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.

  704. Ton says:

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

  705. 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.

  706. notbigbird says:

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

  707. 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.

  708. 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’?

  709. ooder says:

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

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  710. Bill J says:

    Ramo has one more season in the KHL.

    Palushaj = PA-LOU-SHEYE

  711. 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…

  712. sholi2000.com says:

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

    They Call Me Shane

  713. 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

  714. fbkj says:

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

  715. 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!

  716. Everlasting1 says:

    Trade deadline.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  717. Omit says:

    Are you serious?  Not a bloody chance in hell.

  718. 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!

  719. 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/

  720. Bryan says:

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

    _______________________________

    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  721. habsprospects says:

    Montréal still owns his rights..

  722. TripleX says:

    Simple explanation really.  The honeymoon is over and those personality traits we once found endearing become negatives and annoying.  If Price were playing at all well they could become positives again.

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  723. ABHabsfan says:

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

  724. fbkj says:

    no need to get defensive

  725. LA Loyalist says:

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

     

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

  726. LA Loyalist says:

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

     

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