Captain Gionta debuts on TSN, RDS

A beaming Brian Gionta yesterday, named the 28th captain of the Canadiens.
Peter McCabe, Gazette

AUDIO from morning skate: Lars Eller | Jeff Halpern | Alex Henry

Canadiens fans get their first look at Brian Gionta in the captain’s jersey tonight when the Habs take on the Buffalo Sabres at home. Game time is 7:30 pm on both TSN and RDS.

goalie Alex Auld is expected to play 60 minutes (or longer) tonight in the Canadiens’ final preseason game at the Bell Centre. The team has one more to play, Saturday at the Pepsi Colisée in Quebec City vs. the Islanders. Auld will be backed up by Carey Price.

The lines as they skated this morning under the watchful eye of Pat Hickey:

Benoit Pouliot – Scott Gomez – captain Brian Gionta
Tom Pyatt – Jeff Halpern – Maxim Lapierre
Mathieu Darche – Lars Eller – Andrei Kostitsyn
Dustin Boyd – Ryan White – Ben Maxwell

On D: Jaro Spacek – P.K. Subban / Ryan O’Byrne – Alex Henry / Alexandre Picard – Yannick Weber

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433 Comments

  1. habsfaninboston says:

    test

  2. adam76 says:

    I will have Patty call you in the morning.

  3. adam76 says:

    100 – 1, I like it!

  4. mike g says:

    You silly wabbit..

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

     I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  5. Bugs says:

    Oh.

    Well, 7 times is too many; you’re right.

    But we got those three animals all year long, no injuries?

    Fuhgeddabowdit.

    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

  6. Bugs says:

    Ok, first of all, it’s Poolio now, not Pou-pou. That shipped sailed. We’ve innovated and moved on. Suggest you follow suit.

    Secondly, yes. I think he will save your career here.

    Which is kind of unfortunate, really, cuz I woulda finally been spared your silliness.

    Haaa! Oh, I’m on FIRE today!

    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

  7. habsfanincalgary says:

    The team was shutout 7 times!  And one of the more humiliating ones included a loss to TO!

  8. HabFab says:

    Please sir, may I have seconds?

  9. habfan53 says:

    yeah  Remember he and Hammer signed for almost the same amount and length. Sheldon was -28 his last year here and Roman was +21

  10. pic1983 says:

    Yeah you almost get the sense that the 2010-2011 Montreal Canadiens are going to be road warriors.

  11. bwoar says:

    Defensemen should be able to play defense.

  12. bwoar says:

    It’s be nice if the home ice attracted a crowd that supported the home team.  The players themselves have recently said so.

  13. Ian Cobb says:

    Mike, -I did not remember that the Oilers got that badly screwed, Ok then a quarter of his salary. And still I would not take him.

  14. secretdragonfly says:

    Except tonight’s game is in Montreal.

  15. light_n_tasty says:

    11 > 5

  16. flowerpower_74 says:

    I agree with Darche sentiment about using him a little more to keep him a little more involved in the game.

    But, what do you think about using Pacioretty as a D-man in the AHL this year to prepare him for that position in the future? He makes a good first pass, has a decent shot and can dish out the hits as well….it worked with Markov.

    Habs will gel as a team.

  17. mike g says:

    Hey Bugsy..

    What do you think about my ultimatum involving your boy Benny Pou-pou?

    Think he will come through and save my HIO career?

    (Not asking if you WANT him to, but IF he will)

    lol..

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

     I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  18. Ian Cobb says:

    I have to get one of those, wonder whats on the other side of the toast.?


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