Engqvist back to Hamilton, Halpern to return

The Canadiens returned Andreas Engqvist to the Hamilton Bulldogs on Sunday, which likely means that Jeff Halpern will return to action on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Engqvist played two games with the Canadiens, making his NHL debut on Friday in Ottawa.

Halpern missed the last two games after being injured against the Buffalo Sabres last Tuesday.


  1. Cool Ice Price says:

    Maybe he will sign Spacek & Hammer as well ?


    Habs Passion unites us all

  2. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Hahaha – I know that a lot of people despise Eklund here – but this stuff is genius! Hahaha I cannot stop laughing. Here take a look yourself: “To Dallas: Nazem Kadri, Clarke MacArthur, and Kris Versteeg plus a conditional pick. To Toronto: Brad Richards, Jamie Benn, and Ondrej Roman.” Hahahaha - wait! Wait, there’s another one: To New Jersey: Jay Bouwmeester, Rene Bourque, Mikael Backlund, and a first and third round round pick. To Calgary: Zack Parise, Brian Rolston, Bryce Salvador, Mattias Tedenby and Vladamir Zharkov” Oh God! – This just completed my weekend! What a great laugh hahaha!

  3. Cool Ice Price says:

    So what does Martin run? The concession stand?


    Habs Passion unites us all

  4. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Was at the game yesterday (best live sporting event I’ve witnessed since Joe’s Homer in ’93) and Engqvist *really* impressed me. I’m kind of surprised that he got sent down and White didn’t.

  5. Propwash says:

    Steelers vs Packers, Love it!

  6. Say Ash says:

    Football question: Near the end of the half, the Bears QB fumbled the ball and the ref whistled it dead when another Bear picked it up, saying inside the 2:00 mark, only the fumbler can recover. What’s the reasoning?

  7. LA Loyalist says:

    I just saw Penner live here in LA against the Kings and i have one thing to say about him joining the Habs:

    yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui,yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui,yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui,yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui,yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui,yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui,yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui,yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui,yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui, yes, oui,

  8. Hamayoune says:

    Apparently someone had posted a porn link recently. I think the maintenance team has disabled links or posts including links. I’m not too sure; Ian was explaining this to another poster in the previous thread

  9. The Teacher says:

    You got that one right!



  10. Da Hema says:

    The NHL isn’t singles tennis. Win as a team, lose as a team. Bettman is such a despicable panderer.

  11. avatar_58 says:

    Hypothetical – next year Darche is an UFA. Would you resign him? He’ll most likely take very little money simply to stay in the NHL on a team that uses him. Hell give em a slight raise too. I’d have no problem signing him for another 2 years or something at the same pay or slightly more.

    I was one of the guys who thought he shouldn’t rob a youth spot, but you know what? He works hard and has EIGHT GOALS on a scoring-depraved team. That says a lot.

  12. LA Loyalist says:

    A sub-genre of the full breezer tanking post? The post with the most? Hang on, I feel a draft…

  13. LA Loyalist says:

    Martin’s job is to get pissed off if we leave our own zone.

  14. LA Loyalist says:

    Give me 20x D’Arche, Metros, Bouillons and I will give you a Stanley Cup. 


  15. SeriousFan09 says:

    Could have been someone made an inappropriate reply to it, in that case the whole thread of discussion can get eliminated.

  16. Ayan_SB says:

    I love this website, but it’s such a clusterf*** most of the time.

  17. HardHabits says:

    Why was my post showing the top 10 PP and PK teams and the best of the PP and PK combinations deleted? I spent a lot of time on that post. I am seriously upset. The Mod standard at HIO is starting to take after NHL refereeing.

  18. smiler2729 says:

    Yeah I saw that LOL, Eklund’s such a knob! Why would Dallas trade Richards AND Benn to anybody???

  19. avatar_58 says:

    I don’t understand ANYONE who suggests a team’s best players being traded for spare parts on a garbage team. Guess what? Successful teams KEEP their good players.

  20. SeriousFan09 says:

    Prospect RW Brendan Gallagher now at 31 goals on his season, 10 away from matching his previous-season output and he’s got 24 games left on his season to do it.

  21. gatorhabs says:

    I am sure most people got their money’s worth Friday night. Well, at least the ones that were cheering. 

  22. Cool Ice Price says:

    The Habs have played the Flyers twice in 3 yrs in the playoffs & didn’t beat them. So I say NO!



    Habs Passion unites us all

  23. SeriousFan09 says:

    For now, I’ll settle for two points and PK Subban disrespecting PHI with the GWG.

  24. habs001 says:

    the question is not  whether we can beat the flyers on tuesday the questions is can we beat them 4 out of 7 games in the playoffs especially if we have to play them in the third round after two tough series…

  25. Bill says:

    “Scoring-depraved”, love that expression!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  26. habsfansince91 says:

    Not very hard when one of the best defences in the league is playing against a very subpar QB.

  27. The Teacher says:

    Of course I’d sign him. I’d also give him a 100,000-200,000 raise for being such a great teammate and example. Just for standing in front of the net like he does is worth that raise.

  28. fbkj says:

    did they play twice that month? with raycroft getting pulled? because i recall not seeing this game http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/boxscore?gid=2007022610 (my brother was texting me about how raycroft got the yank, i was in new york city, cuz i went to see THIS game http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/recap/_/id/270227013/montreal-canadiens-vs-ny-rangers-rangers which ughh… yeah… that sucked

  29. JasonM says:

    “in the days prior to the weekend games”


    Is that why they no-showed for 2 games? If that’s true, they should give back the money to their fans who bought tickets since this was done. I’m pretty sure people who bought tickets at the start of the season didn’t want to pay money to attend a game their team had no intension to show up for.

  30. andrewberkshire says:

    Yes sir. The dreaded Aebischer was in net.

  31. Habsrule1 says:

    The Habs have a very good team. It’s the veterans that have the team never giving up. Who here thinks we would not have won last night had there been no shootout? This team is built for the playoffs and with a tinker here and there, we’ll go further than last year.

    All this with our best player and Gorges out long term! I’m lovin’ it!

    Go Habs Go!! “Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.” – Sam Pollock

  32. andrewberkshire says:

    If we don’t sign him, Yzerman will.

  33. 24 Cups says:

    Mike Boone’s Steelers lay down the hammer and take a 24-0 lead.

  34. fbkj says:

    was that a february game… like 07?

  35. punkster says:

    Straw man? You’re the one who stated ” its the veterans who need to work with them or else” in a leading question. LOL. I agreed with you about the youth movement, it’s the “or else” I don’t get. Or else what, the vets will get bumped from their jobs? If I misinterpreted your position I apologize. We seem to be on the same wavelength for most of the comment but the “or else” needs explanation.


  36. HabFanSince72 says:

    He’s one of the few Habs who goes to the front of the net. And remember how we all thought he was signed as a 13th  forward – a guy who won’t complain if he doesn’t start? Now he’s a clear starter.


    But he isn’t getting any younger.

  37. SUMO says:

    Good question, I’ve often wondered the same thing. Anyone hv an answer?

  38. shootdapuck says:

    Nabokov signed a standard player contract negotiated with Detroit. He and his agent were well aware of the mechanism for him to return to the NHL and they rolled the dice. He now pays the piper for attempting to backdoor his way onto a contender past mid season. Strange though how he never got so philosophical (” Play for medals”) what a crock, when he was making 6 million with San Jose but getting knocked out in the first round regularly? “, Nabokov is a money grubber with an inflated self worth who came running back to the NHL when his American missus didn’t like living in Russia. BOO HOO!


    …”The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star: 1st star: Henri Richard 2nd Star: Doug Harvey 3rd Star: Jacques Plante Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  39. ooder says:

    don’t blame him… nabokov signed with the wings for a chance to win something..

    not with the losers 


    88 is the new 23

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