Carey Price gets engaged

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It’s been a good summer for Canadiens goalie Carey Price.

First, he signed a new six-year, $39-million contract on July 2, then he celebrated his 25th birthday on Aug. 16.

Then on Aug. 19, he sent out a tweet with the word “Surprise!” and a photo of him kissing his longtime girlfriend Angela Webber, who has a shiny diamond ring on her left hand.

Price confirmed by text with The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs that he is indeed engaged. No official date for the wedding, but it looks like it will be next summer.

That sound you hear now is all the young women in Montreal who are crying.

Congratulations to Carey and Angela.

You can see the photo by clicking here.

You can follow Price on Twitter by clicking here.

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

207 Comments

  1. w.express says:

    “Women weaken legs.” – Mickey Goldmill

  2. alexander54 says:

    Congrats, Carey enjoy the good life

  3. --Habs-- says:

    Can Angela Webber stop a puck and would she accept a backup position? Just kiddin!

    Go HABS Go

  4. roady says:

    Carey….there goes your golf game…stay engaged….no knots…

    take your drink to the end of the bar buddy…come on now, don’t be a fool…

  5. George Laraque was just named the CHL player association’s first executive director!

    Congrats big George! This guy is real class act, I have tons of respect for him and wish him the best. he stands up for what he believes in and is a great social activist. he wasn’t a great hockey player but i’ll forgive him for that.

    There a link to story on my site, teliopost.com if you are interested.

    Telio
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  6. HabinBurlington says:

    Didn’t want to post this story on a thread about the great Toe Blake, (Sorry Carey). But why would the LA Kings start a twitter/media trash talking contest with the Red Wings?

    http://deadspin.com/5936371/the-kings-and-red-wings-are-fighting-on-twitter

    Seems to be a rather childish way to celebrate that your team just won the Stanley Cup. Unless there is some behind the scenes history between either ownership or mgmt.

  7. JayK-47 says:

    NHL 13 demo hits today and I can’t wait to play with this year’s roster. Last year was tough to play as the Habs online, they usually just got bullied off the puck the whole game.

  8. sag says:

    Nice work by JT. Her newest blog entry is another well written piece. Check it out if you haven’t

    http://habsloyalist.blogspot.ca/

    Late in response to John (warning: biassed)

    Harvey-1
    Langway-4
    Laperrière-5
    Robinson-2
    Savard-3

    Cournoyer-2
    Gainey-4
    Naslund-3
    H Richard-1
    Shutt-5

    Durnan-2
    Hainsworth-3
    Plante-1
    Vezina-4
    Worsley-5

    Dryden-2
    Price-3
    Roy-1
    Theodore-5
    Vachon-4

    Carbonneau-1
    Jarvis-3
    Provost-2
    Roberts-5
    Gilles Tremblay-4

  9. Timo says:

    She sure didn’t lose any time getting a rich pretty young boy with great hair right after he signed that big contract. Good for her. (It will always be good for him)

  10. Steven says:

    Seems the semi-optimists are leading the poll at 63%.

    I voted for that very same option(fifth to eight spot in the standings), but I do think the Habs could finish 3rd, maybe 2nd.

    Of course, that depends on how good the other teams in our division are. Honestly, the only team I see as being a good deal better than the Habs are the Bruins(hurt to write that), but with Thomas gone, there really is a big question mark as to whether Rask can carry the load. His season as starter had the Bruins finish 6th. Could happen that they drop again.

    Regardless of the moves they’ve made, I don’t see Buffalo as better. I think they got worse(unless everything clicks this year, as is expected for the Habs. Regardless, I still think the Habs are better). That leaves the Leafs and Sens. Leafs are likely to miss the playoffs again, and I can see the Sens finishing fifth to eight, as well.

    Playing in a somewhat weak division could have us win the title(guaranteeing us at least 3rd) and depending on the kind of season the Southeast division teams manage, we could even finish as high as 2nd(We won’t overcome the Atlantic division, no sir).

    So, this next season could prove interesting.

  11. JohnBellyful says:

    I just want to take this opportunity to apologize to Bripro for calling him a train wreck. One should never type out loud. It was a thoughtless remark and I am sorry that he took it in the spirit it was intended. I hereby resolve to be more temperate in my comments vis-a-vis re: insofar as they relate to, concern other members of the HIO community. Bri’ was good enough to accept the challenge and I foolishly criticized his foolish response. I will refrain in future from pointing out his obvious defects.
    Bri’, BBF?
    As for the young whippersnapper, Burlington, if I ever remember where he lives …

  12. Habs_4_ever says:

    I don’t know of any goaltenders having more masks than Carey Price. Although I like them all, except the one with the huge eyeballs (I think that one is creepy), my favorite one is the one with the Grim Reaper on it. Unfortunately I think he’s retired it. I can’t remember the last time I saw him wear it.

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    -This Old House, GMC commercial-

  13. Habitoba says:

    Question to whoever wants to even bother with it:

    With sports/hockey sites needing news to attract readers so they can get their advertisement income, do you think, and this is a stretch, that a deal between the owners and the NHLPA has already been made or is much closer to be resolved than is let on just to keep people coming to the websites? Give us the fear of no 2012/2013 season and we’ll be on our collective seats to find out the minutest of details surrounding this drama.

    I’m not normally a conspiracy theorist but these thoughts just pop up in my head sometimes, no matter how unlikely, it seems.

    • Habs_4_ever says:

      Have you tried the tin foil hat?

      All kidding aside, I hope that that’s true. I can’t stand the thought of going through a whole year without hockey.

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    • Steven says:

      Maybe it’s to generate some news that will get people’s attention on the League(considering it’s not as popular as they probably hope vis a vis other leagues), but I wouldn’t be so sure that’s the case.

      If the season starts on time and there’s greater interest in the NHL, then we’ll see :P

  14. dr zgembo adislic says:

    whats up with p.k. any news or rumours on him?

  15. Wow seems like yesterday when he was just drafted.
    I used to consider myself and Price in the same age group (when he was 19, I was 13). Now all of a sudden, the gap between 25 and 18 seems like a lot.
    I guess the problem is I am still unemployed haha

  16. HardHabits says:

    My attention span is wavering but I have noticed a few things. You guys are very, very high brow as of late. Little if any trolling going on.

    My only suggestion. Carry on.

  17. habstrinifan says:

    Congratulations Carey Price!

    Disregard the following Oscar Wilde quotes:

    “Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same”.

    “How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.”

    “In married life three is company and two none.”

    “Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance. ”

    “Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.”

    “One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.”

    “The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.”

    “There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.”

    “Woman begins by resisting a man’s advances and ends by blocking his retreat. ”

    And in the vein of Oscar Wilde himself, I have crafted my own bit of cynicism …”

    “A woman ceases all efforts to be engaging the day she becomes engaged”.

    As I said , Carey, Congratulations… I hope.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      That stuff is gold trini.

      As for the last one, I believe the old joke says the same thing in a slightly pithier fashion:

      Q: What’s the one food guaranteed to kill a woman’s libido?

      A: Wedding cake.

  18. ZepFan2 says:

    I see all these band lists.
    Where’s the number 1 of one hit wonders:
    Strawberry Alarm Clock

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    “Maybe I’m a Leo but I ain’t a lion” – Deep Purple

    Maybe I’m a Leo

    • boing007 says:

      My brothers and I saw Strawberry Alarm Clock at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1966. The Yardbirds, with Jimmy Page on guitar, had top billing, Captain Beefheart, Moby Grape and The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band made up the rest of the show. All that for two dollars and fifty cents.

      Richard R
      Price is an oyster. Unfortunately not all oysters produce pearls.

  19. habsfan0 says:

    Does anyone know if tonight’s leadership debate is available in English anywhere? Thanks.

  20. HabinBurlington says:

    And in stupid news, Is Roger Clemens serious about his latest comeback?

    http://www.tsn.ca/mlb/story/?id=403480

  21. HabinBurlington says:

    Press sign Fisher to a 2 yr 4.2 per extension

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      That’s chump change. Mr. Underwood will continue to be the married partner with the hobby, while his wife is the real breadwinner.

      And I would trade places with him in a heartbeat.

  22. novahab says:

    T think the players should demand a close door meeting with the owners and only the owners no GMS. Absolutely no Gary Bettman and accept their offer,with one stipulation. Gary Bettman is fired immediately after the meeting is over. He gets nothing, no golden parachute. Then the players should pool their money and sue Bettman for all their lost wages from the last lockout. Their effort should be to put him out on the streets of New York with out a dime.

    • Bripro says:

      They covered on CTV at 6.

      I remember the Martha Burke incident.
      Talk about pie in the face for Augusta.

      Let’s see how they do trying to live in the 20th century.

  23. JohnBellyful says:

    How about a game of CHoo-CHoo? Who’s the engine, who’s the caboose?
    We’ll start off with an easy one (or is it?):

    Beliveau>Richard>Lafleur>Lemaire>Geoffrion

    The other groupings are in alphabetical order and have to be properly arranged:

    Harvey
    Langway
    Laperrière
    Robinson
    Savard

    Cournoyer
    Gainey
    Naslund
    H Richard
    Shutt

    Durnan
    Hainsworth
    Plante
    Vezina
    Worsley

    Dryden
    Price
    Roy
    Theodore
    Vachon

    Carbonneau
    Jarvis
    Provost
    Roberts
    Gilles Tremblay

    • Bripro says:

      OK, what the heck, I’ve got 40 minutes.

      Robinson>Harvey>Savard>Laperriere>Langway
      Cournoyer>Gainey>Shutt>Richard>Naslund
      Plante>Durnan>Hainsworth>Worsley>Vezina (’cause I never saw him play)
      Dryden>Roy>Price>Vachon>Theodore
      Carbonneau>Provost>Jarvis>Tremblay>Roberts

      If memory serves…

      • JohnBellyful says:

        Boy, what a train wreck! :)

        But Robinson over Harvey! And Naslund as caboose!
        I think I would have made Provost the engine over Carbonneau because he was slightly better offensively, if memory serves and my comparison of the eras is a fair one. Actually, Tremblay would have been right up there but his career was derailed by injury.

      • HabinBurlington says:

        You have to remember Bri, John saw all these guys play. :)

        • JohnBellyful says:

          Why, you young whippersnapper, as soon as I change my diapers — again — I’m gonna come over there and box your ears. And give you a wedgie.

        • Bripro says:

          I was gonna skip over the Vezina one, since I’ve never seen a trophy skate, but I figured…. poor John’s gotta be bored.
          So what do I get for my troubles?
          I’m a “train wreck”!
          Not a dork (as per my wife), or a midget (as per my son), or a baldy (as per my sister), or a psychopath (as per my hot neighbour with the parted curtains), or a blundering snooping good-for-nothing coach as per… well, you get the idea.
          But a “train wreck”. I’m hurt. Just because I can’t remember all these guys. That’s no reason….
          What was I talking about?

          • accp says:

            Hartnell for PK … not gonna happen. Hartnell just signed a 6-year 28.5 mil contract with Philly that will pretty much do it for his career.

  24. stevieray says:

    Looking for toughness ? Hartnell for PK …straight up !

    • commandant says:

      No thanks….

      I’d prefer not to relive the Chelios for Savard trade.

      Go Habs Go!
      Check out Top Shelf Prospects, my Team by Team prospect reports
      http://lastwordonsports.com/

    • HabinBurlington says:

      While I respect that Hartnell brings an element to the game, I am with Commandant and saying a No to that trade. PK will end with a much better career, and a bigger impact player in my opinion.

      • stevieray says:

        I hope your right !..I just find PK to sometimes being a distraction to the team ..on the ice . He has flair ..I’m not arguing that ..as well as the tools …but although young he comes off a a bit of a hot dog at times …big windups …bigger yap ..but the kid does have wheels !

        • HabinBurlington says:

          I am hopeful the presence of a healthy Gio and Markov will help, along with coaching being more involved in teaching and listening with the young players. Understand your point well Stevie.

          • stevieray says:

            Good point . We certainly have a good management team assembled ..lets keep our fingers crossed :)

    • Bripro says:

      Besides, how old is Hartnell now? Isn’t this contract a little long?
      I think he’ll be late 30s by the time he’s done.

      A six-year deal for PK, and he’ll be entering the big $$ years of his career.

      • Mark C says:

        He’s 30 and will be 31 next spring.

        • stevieray says:

          how old is Cole ???…we’re happy with him aren’t we ? Best player on the ice, a real leader who all respect and also great in the room …sorry Gomez !

          • HabinBurlington says:

            33 years old now, and agree with your description of him. What a joy to watch him last year. Year four of his contract people will need to remember what he brought in years 1 and 2 and hopefully 3 of that contract. Also, we didn’t give up anything to get him except contract dollars and term.

  25. JohnBellyful says:

    I know I’m late to the party when it comes to declaring our fave artists but I gotta say I was more than a little puzzled — miffed, even — that no one had Slim Whitman on his list.
    Or Mrs. Miller.
    Boxcar Willie.
    Tiny Tim (before he went weird)
    Speaking of which, Weird Al Yankovic.
    And, lastly, and this is the most egregious oversight, if unintentional, or outrageous insult, if deliberate — no Walter Ostanek. Canada’s Polka King, for gawdsakes, people. Three-time Grammy Award winner. Three times! He shoulda got a fourth, for his version of Stairway to Heaven
    I dunno, it must be a generational thing.

  26. The Gonk says:

    Good for Carey. Nice looking couple.

    Stay classy HIO and leave treat the players’ private lives with respect.

  27. JohnBellyful says:

    Another installment in our periodic look at other teams’ lesser lights who are still on the payroll:

    Boson Higgs C (Ottawa) – The smallest player ever to play European hockey – his junior coach still uses one of his skates as a nail file – Higgs, without question, was also the fastest.
    “He’d be gone in a blink of an eye,” a rival coach remembers.
    He amassed huge scoring totals with his mind-boggling play, prompting the Senators to make him a high draft pick. However, a violent collision in a game played in Geneva may have ended any hope of his making it to the NHL.
    Said one scout: “The Senators were hoping they had landed a player who would add a big bang to their offence but he may just turn out to be a flash in the pan.”

    Norman ‘Stormin’” Bastille LW (Calgary) – Pound for pound he weighs as much as anybody in the QMJHL, but the similarity doesn’t end there. He also has ambitions to play in the NHL someday and his relentless forechecking could earn the Screaming Eagle forward a shot at the big time. No one’s his equal in stripping opponents of the puck; he’s also been known to grab it from linesmen on the way to the faceoff circle. His unbridled enthusiasm reminds many of a dog playing fetch; unfortunately, his goal-scoring ability invites the same comparison.

    Rod Bickerstaff D (Florida) – At age 37, Bickerstaff seems an unlikely candidate for promotion to the parent club but he could serve as trade bait for another team positioned to make a run for the Cup, and yield a solid draft choice in return for the Panthers.
    If he were to retire next season – which many of his coaches, teammates, trainers and people in the street have subtly suggested with online petitions and pickets at his Cincinnati home – Bickerstaff will long be remembered as more than a journeyman blueliner. He was the first – and only – player ever to use a curved shaft. It was great for pokechecking from behind, where Bickerstaff usually found himself in pursuit of an opponent, but it considerably diminished the velocity of his shots – on those rare occasions when he actually connected with the puck.
    He was also the first to use an inflatable jock, for no apparent reason other than vanity.

    Louis St. Martin RW (Anaheim) – His skating is pedestrian – in fact, pedestrians move faster – and his shot couldn’t bruise a peach, he shies away from the rough stuff and never goes into the corners, he seldom back checks, his passing is atrocious, he takes foolish penalties late in games, and scratches himself during the national anthem but St. Martin leads his ECHL team in the one area that counts most – intangibles.
    “Scoring goals and stopping them win you games, but I’ve never heard of a single, solitary team ever winning the Stanley Cup without intangibles,” his coach, Bill Heineken, says. “Louis’s got intangibles up the yin-yang.”

    Bobby Lewinsky D (Minnesota) – The gap-toothed, disease-ridden defenceman overcame huge odds to get drafted in the seventh round – by buying six rounds for the Wild’s scouting staff the day before. His development has been slowed by nagging injuries and a hectoring wife – “When are you going to get a real job?” – complicated by a series of health issues, including gingivitis, conjunctivitis, tonsilitis, and absentmitis.
    It’s a tribute to Lewinsky’s perseverance that he has managed to string together two solid seasons that included a highlight reel goal (which he scored on a breakaway, despite having his left arm severed by a slash. Trainers were able to re-attach the limb with hockey tape but in their haste they positioned it backwards. He now gives the illusion of skating in both directions.

    Ivan Skavinsky Skavar RW (Vancouver) – The highly touted forward appeared headed for a stellar career with the Canucks until a bout with feared enforcer Abdul Abulbul Amir left him with one leg shorter than the other. He is now used exclusively for icing the puck.

    • commandant says:

      I can’t decide if Bastille or St. Martin is my favorite, but they are all good.

      Go Habs Go!
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    • Cal says:

      Who says Habs fans don’t have any other interests? The “flash in the pan” line is classic JB. High Stairical! :D

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      ‘Unbridled enthusiasm’ again on this site? Without the Billy Mumphrey reference?

      I think we have a new HIO meme folks.

      Nice work John, you cockeyed optimist.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      THis explains why I haven’t seen a post from you for a couple days. You have been beyond busy. Nice scouting work John, as usual.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      Louis St. Martin RW (Anaheim): Tampa Bay should trade for him and then try to trade him to the Leafs. They once thought Jeff Finger was someone else, maybe they’d confuse this RW for another. We’d get to see Ron Wilson reprise his role of trade booster, and he’d explain how their new acquisition is a Stanley Cup champion and Hart Trophy Winner and former scoring champion…

      • JohnBellyful says:

        Speaking of mix-ups, I included mention of Jeff Finger in a post, the one about players with body parts as part of their name, except I typed in Bill Finger. Only a comic book collector like I was in my youth would have recognized the name.
        I bring this to your attention, not only to correct an error for the benefit of future historians, but also to give you an idea of the level of sophistication Summiteers can expect from the other side of the table.

        • Un Canadien errant says:

          Speaking of tables, will yours at Hurley’s and Chez Cora and Le Baton Rouge be on the roof as well?

          • JohnBellyful says:

            Hey, didn’t you see my correction the other thread? I took a closer look at my ticket and it’s in .600. Point-six-hundred. I’m gonna be sittin’ in Budaj’s lap.
            (And, no, I won’t be doing any lap dances or table dances at Hurley’s and the other joints. I got another year to go on my probation.)

  28. HabFab says:

    Rookie camp starts September 14th.
    Full camp starts September 21st.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4yqhCypYfE

  29. habsfan0 says:

    Scott McKenzie,singer of “San Francisco” dies.

    They’re falling like flies.

    http://youtu.be/OdvCqUguIh8

  30. Propwash says:

    A wedding ring…..the world’s smallest handcuff.

    Seriously though, I wish nothing but the best for them!

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  31. Ian Cobb says:

    I was married for 30 years. Never again!.
    Today I live with two women, Andree and Sandra, it’s the only way to go my friends.!

    As soon as I walk in, my slippers are put on, a scotch is put into my hand, one of them strokes my brow, while the other makes supper.
    Then I wake up!

    • Jim Edson says:

      At least your ex never put a contract on you!

      Mine did!

      ———————————————————————-
      What does the Commissioner of the NHL do?

      In short, a league commissioner is the action man for the Board of Governors.

      They tell him what they want done and he works to make it happen through his subordinates while making sure that individual franchises play by the rules.

      ******** Translated if you haven’t won the Stanley Cup in 40 years your NHL team is becoming irrelevant in a sports mad city long behind MLB, NFL and NBA teams, you just tell the commissioner(who you gave a new contract at 7 plus million per) to make it happen and the rules are bent sufficiently to action the command.

  32. punkster says:

    Why are so many folks here down on marriage?

    I did it a few times and it never affected me…affected me…affected me…

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

    • Bripro says:

      Are you my father-in-law?
      The one who gave me that two-word – “yes, dear” – advice?
      Been married how many times now? Three you say?
      Yet, I’ve stuck with your daughter.
      I’m not saying marriage sucks.
      I just said….. RUN!

  33. Un Canadien errant says:

    Since this is a slow hockey-news day, please allow me to reflect on the news that Shawne Merriman has been released outright by the Buffalo Bills.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/08/20/shawne-merriman.ap/index.html?sct=nfl_t2_a5

    Man, I remember Shawne Merriman’s first two seasons with the Chargers. They’d targeted DeMarcus Ware in the 2005 Draft, but the Cowboys snagged him one spot before the Chargers, so they went with Shawne as their pass rushing specialist. He was flying out there, and looked like a cartoon superhero, with a crazy neck and jaw. He was a showman, with his high-cut jersey revealing his tattooed guns, and his ‘Lights Out’ dance. It was almost too good to be true.

    It was. After a positive drug test in 2006, a result he was so flippant about, literally winking at the press corps when he stated he had ingested tainted supplements, that some surmised Paul Tagliabue might extend the four-game suspension, his career went downhill. He still had a monster season in ’06 despite missing four games, and coasted on his accumulated size and strength in 2007, although his results sagged. Then the injuries and ineffectiveness kicked in, and he’s washed out of the league now probably after seven seasons.

    Was it a good decision for him to take steroids? It can be argued, based on his pedestrian results since his positive test, that he might never have made the NFL out of Maryland if he hadn’t been using, which there had been whispers about before the draft (unfortunately, these whispers are often on the mark, see: Cushing, Bryan). So his steroid use allowed him to have a pretty nice career and amass a personal fortune that if managed properly should provide for him and his family for the rest of his life. On the other hand, some experts argue that it’s the steroid use that made him injury-prone, always pulling hamstrings and calfs. If he hadn’t used the stuff they say, he might have had a long, productive career, he might have been healthy enough to actually play.

    We often see black and white footage of NFL or MLB or NHL players from the fourties and fifties, and they all seem underwhelming, all pasty and small and undefined, compared to the modern day heroes. Some of our modern day supermen seem almost too impressive to be real. Too often, they’re not. Seeing Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, before PED’s and during and then after is always such a shock. Albert Pujols is shockingly different this year, much slimmer and ‘normal’, as opposed to the previous years where he looked like a cross between Paul Bunyan and Wolverine. It’s a troubling coincidence that this is the first season MLB is testing for Human Growth Hormone.

    I’ve been a little cynical and derisive when talking about Shawne, I’ve felt like if he abused my trust as a fan, with the steroid issue and other off-field incidents, but now that it seems his career is over I wish him the best.

    • habsfan0 says:

      Excellent post. I wonder if a CFL team will take a flyer on Merriman,if he doesn’t latch onto an NFL team.

      • Un Canadien errant says:

        He wouldn’t do it for the money, but there’s a small chance he could see it as a way to demonstrate he’s healthy enough to play. I think there’s a very small chance of it happening.

    • Bripro says:

      When Bond’s medical support staff were charged with 42 counts, you knew that there were many (Canseco, Giambi, etc.) who were using.
      In MLB and the NFL, I can see it, especially in football given their pedigree and the nature of the sport. I’m just saying….not making excuses.
      As for junior athletes striving, for example, to make the Olympics, that’s a different story.
      I remember Carl Lewis criticizing and mocking Ben Johnson.
      Please!
      Then the Germans…. now the Chinese.
      There will always be cheaters.
      But time catches up to them, like technologies and DNA testing.

      • Insomnius says:

        I seriously think the Canadian Athletic Commission should look into getting the gold back in Ben Johnson’s hands – now that we know Carl Lewis was ALSO doping as well as others in that race…

        which then leads me to my somewhat controversial stance that we should just open the floodgates and let them dope up as they want…

        • Habziefan09 says:

          because 2 wrongs make a right? seriously.. Bolt did it without drugs.. and he ran faster.. not once but twice than Johnson did in 88…

          I say Zero tolerance.. caught the 1st time with a banned substance, you are gone for life.. do not pass go, do not collect your checks from Nike and Wheatties.

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    • Ron says:

      Is this the same full article you have posted on your blog ?

      • Un Canadien errant says:

        Yes Ron. I use my blog as an archive for some of my longer posts on here.

        • Ron says:

          Long but good Normand. Saves me from venturing over, haha.

          • Un Canadien errant says:

            Oh, you wouldn’t want to miss out. Today I also tackled just how abysmal Peter King is as an NFL columnist, it’s on my blog, but I decided to save the readers of HIO.

            Tomorrow, I post my take on what is the Best Song Ever.

            Lots going on at my blog, relentlessly inept though it is, and free (no ads). Bring the kids!

    • Sean Bonjovi says:

      “On the other hand, some experts argue that it’s the steroid use that made him injury-prone…”

      Here’s a link to 20 photos of Ken Griffey Jr. over the years. Compare the photos from the mid 1990s (his mid-twenties) to the early 2000s (his early-thirties)

      Look for some photos of Ruben Sierra too if your in the mood. I’ve heard the theory that bulking-up ruined his swing.

      • Un Canadien errant says:

        That’s a fun game. I always like to see picture of Mark McGwire when he first broke into the league, and then those when he broke the home run record. In the first year he was obviously a big man, but the later pictures made him look like a toothpick when he was a rookie.

        Googling ‘Brian Cushing before and after’ is also instructive. You see him as a high schooler then during his USC days, and man, there’s no way. I’ve seen guys get bigger as they age and train hard, but that was ridiculous.

    • bleedhabs81 says:

      although, I have no personal interest in Shawne Merriman, I have found your post once again a very pleasant read.

      Keep up the good work.

  34. otter649 says:

    Fang’s wife Phyllis Diller dies at age 95…….

  35. Nitroslices says:

    I noticed she said yes after the contract signing… ;-) seriously congrats to Carey & Angela.

  36. 27kovi says:

    saw an earlier post on this site saying that that there was a rumour that Montreal had proposed this trade to Chicago: Bourque, Diaz and a 3rd or 2nd rounder, for Stalberg and Hjalmarsson.

    that would be the trade of the off-season, behind the Nash deal.
    Thoughts, anyone?

  37. Psycho29 says:

    Carey Price engaged? Big Deal!
    Jaro Halak was married before he was!!

    Sorry…..couldn’t resist! ;-) Congrats to the happy couple!

  38. habsfan0 says:

    I wonder if Carey dropped to his knees when he popped the question.

    Nah, where would I possibly get that idea?

  39. kempie says:

    Congratulations to Carey & Angela.

    Halak would have got her a bigger ring.

  40. Un Canadien errant says:

    Stu Hackel popping the balloon of the ’50-50′ split, which is on the surface a reasonable position for both parties to adopt, but in practice is a complete ripoff of the players.

    http://nhl-red-light.si.com/2012/08/20/nhlpa-revenue-split/?sct=hp_wr_a4&eref=sihp

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    This isn’t “Billionaires vs. Millionaires.” Only a willfully uninformed fool would apply that sloppy shorthand designation to this disgraceful power grab crafted by some of the wealthiest individuals and corporate entities in North America aimed against professional athletes.–Larry Brooks of the New York Post

    http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

    • Cal says:

      You won’t find any sympathy from me for neither side. Greedy pigs, after all, are just that. The players make smaller fortunes compared to the owners, but in real life, who gives a rat’s ass? Both are making money that is so out of whack with most people that they can shove their CBA up their collective butts.

  41. Chuck says:

    Pre-nup, Carey. Do it!

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    Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  42. habsfan2442 says:

    I have a diferant perspective on this getting married thing.
    Point: Tom Brady hasnt done a dam thing since he married his hottie blonde.. This isnt good… Need a single hungry guy in there.. once they settle down it ova….

    They get comfortable.. Again.. Tom Brady.. he says all the right words… but the recored speaks for itself.. Nothing since the blonde.. On a side note I think Price has the better looking Blonde.. ;-)

    • Habfan10912 says:

      Really? The teams record the last two seasons were 14-2 and 13-3. Thats pretty good in my eyes. The team ranked 3rd last season in offence and 1st the previous year. I hope Carey achieves that same level of success after marriage as Brady has.

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  43. commandant says:

    Speaking of Carey, our writer Grant puts him on Team Canada 2014 (though I personally would have him starting and not the number 2). As for the rest of the club, check it out and agree or disagree.

    http://lastwordonsports.com/2012/08/20/crosby-staals-nash-or-young-team-canada-in-2014/

    Go Habs Go!
    Check out Top Shelf Prospects, my Team by Team prospect reports
    http://lastwordonsports.com/

  44. HabinBurlington says:

    On a quiet uneventful hockey day like this, I miss Bugs and his posts. By now we would have been treated to a wonderful description of some delicassy he was cooking up in his back yard bbq or kitchen.

  45. 27kovi says:

    i saw a trade proposal that involved the habs in a 3-way deal:
    To Montreal: Toronto’s 2013 1st and 2nd picks, and Cody Franson
    To Edmonton: P.K. Subban
    To Toronto: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    • 44har48 says:

      I don’t see it happening but I would consider it…as I would consider anything at this point, except Price, Max, or any young Dmen we have.

    • aemarchand11 says:

      Edmonton gets hosed.

    • jon514 says:

      I’m not really into trading P.K, but just for fun… on the subject of acceptable returns for him:

      MTL to FL
      P.K. Subban
      Lars Eller (Not into trading Eller either)

      FL to Montreal
      Jonathan Huberdeau
      Erik Gudbranson

      Montreal gets bigger and tougher on D but leaves some offense on the table.
      Montreal stockpiles another top 2 centre who has great exp with a couple of their other prospects.

      Florida gets bigger at center, with a player who is ready to rocket.
      Florida gets star power on the blue line who is reaching his peak.

      What do you think?

      “This Team is Less than the sum of it’s parts while Gomez is one of those parts.”

    • 27kovi says:

      it’s a terrible trade for both oilers and Habs, but just wanted to see what everyone else thought

    • Price07 says:

      Absolutely no way the oilers trade Nuge, they can afford to trade Yakupov instead and get a similar return and not hurt the team as much. A number one center (when you don’t have any other) is a big piece to lose. Again, if they want someone like Subban they can use one of their many RW instead.

    • Newf_Habster says:

      Stop following @hockeyyinsiderr ok?

      It will NOT happen, period!

  46. Dave Stubbs says:

    Happy for Carey…two homes, a couple of horses, a fat new contract, now a lovely fiancee. Good for him. He’s grown before our eyes playing the toughest position in a very tough market.

  47. Say Ash says:

    Hold off on the babies, Carey. They’ll ruin your season.

  48. Habfan10912 says:

    Funny Bri. What’s that joke about marriage being an institution where a man loses his bachelors degree and the woman gets her Masters.

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  49. secretdragonfly says:

    He can’t get married, he’s just a kid! Congratulations to Carey and Angela, best wishes for a long and happy life together.

  50. HabinBurlington says:

    Congrats to Carey, I think another step showing how he is growing up. Kid came into Montreal with youthfulness, immaturity and a boatload of talent.

    With the talent only improving and him maturing, his career should continue develop nicely.

  51. Bripro says:

    Congratulations to Carey.
    Although, if I can offer better advice…..RUN!!! ….
    …before you have to utter the words “yes, dear”..everyday, all the time,
    just to save your sanity.

    As for the twitter image..

    That’s quite the rock.
    Ah, he can afford it.
    So this means, sometime during the next season, given we won’t have one this year, he’ll be taking paternal leave?

  52. SmartDog says:

    Your wife sometimes reads over your shoulder does she?

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    Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!

  53. stevieray says:

    and don’t forget …” the honey do list ” partner

  54. REB says:

    Although all the scenes are of hockey players, the lesson behind the video is the same, be it baseball, football, soccer, business… when you want something as much as you want to breathe, you will succeed.

    As the great philosopher Yoda once said “Try not. Do or Do Not. There is no Try”.


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