Enjoy Night 1 of Second Season?

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Flyers’ Daniel Brière wheels past Penguins goalie Marc-André Fleury after his clearly offside goal put Philly on the board to begin their remarkable comeback.
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Just a bit of a platform for you to discuss with calm and civility (c’mon, you laughed at that…) the results of last night’s Conference quarterfinal openers – the Flyers roaring back to beat the Penguins in OT; the Predators holding off the Red Wings; and the Canucks falling to the Kings.

Talking points:

• Brière’s offside goal and the late icing waved off in Pittsburgh;
• Shea Weber’s incredible double face-plant into the glass of Henrik Zetterberg at the buzzer in Nashville… suspendable?
• The Canucks’ Olympic-year diving (common thread on the Internet) vs. Los Angeles in Vancouver.

Or, continue on about how the Canadiens are praying at the grave of Frank Selke Sr. for their next GM. Your choice.

855 Comments

  1. Dunboyne Mike says:

    Who are the Great goalies who established their Greatness on poor teams?

  2. H.Upmann says:

    LMFAO!!!!!! Tim Thomas with his stache and Chris Kelly with his chastity belt!!! Hahahahahahah oh man. Dumb and dumber.

  3. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …can You imagine the Coyotes becoming the Nordiques ? …Quebec in an instant being much more likely a Stanley Cup finalist than Our Montreal Canadiens ???
    …as if there is not already sufficient neurosis within Our Commentariat :)

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  4. Stormin says:

    I am still cant believe PJ Stocks depends commercial

    PJ memo to self,, oops i crapped my pants.. how can i make money out of this

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  5. Habitant in Surrey says:

    @The Dude
    …actually Stephen, Rogie Vachon reminds Me slightly of today’s Price/Halak situation …I think the difference is Fans today have HIO and the web to vent Their diverse opinions today that results more easily in lingering ‘$shit storms’ :)

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    What I WANT ! is an aircraft carrier at centre and nuclear destroyers on each wing going to the net like bats out of Hell !, …NO MORE rubber duckies !!!
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    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
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  6. nolts says:

    I love Roy And Dryden. Got their jerseys hanging on the wall. Beside my price jersey. Halak has been one round closer which is more like two rounds short to me. Just can’t figure why we are comparing price to the greats as tho we could just switch them if we wanted. Might as well wish bourque was lafleur cause you know…lafleur was better

  7. Timo says:

    Wow, what a game in Phoenix.

  8. nolts says:

    Selective memory is all that is. Dryden stunk against the Russians…Roy let in plenty of poor goals against the flames in 89. Must not have thot it was important or they would have “refused to lose” and dominated then as well. Jfc. So if price isnt plante dryden or roy we should dump him? Did halak ak a dak play hockey last year? Where did he get this difference maker title?

    • HardHabits says:

      The difference is those goalies had their moments of greatness at the highest level. Price has had two major accomplishments in his life, his WJC gold and Calder Cup win. He has the pedigree. We’ll know how it pans out in 15 years or so.

      To date Price hasn’t played the type of dominant hockey that Dryden and Roy has, warts and all. Neither has Halak for that matter, although at the NHL level, Halak has come closer.

      • Lizardking89 says:

        Well said. Price hasn’t had that dominate signature performance yet like Halak but I have faith that he will. You have to remember too that Halak is playing with a pretty damned good team and has the benefit of a stronger d-corp in front of him,

  9. christophor says:

    Halak has been better than Price in the playoffs, no doubt. But let’s not exaggerate: Halak did not steal the series against the Pens. He did so against the Caps in games 5-7, definitely. Against the Pens, he was dynamite in game 7, when it mattered most, but his stats weren’t out of this world in that series. Game 7 mattered most but if playing a series is pointless, they’d just get it over with in one game. Price played better against Boston than Halak did against the Pens but Price has never played as well as Halak did against the Caps (…and both sucked at different times against the Flyers).

    Edit:
    All this aside, I still find it crazy that people pay so much attention to goalie performance and forget the rest of the team (and I’m not helping with this post)

  10. HardHabits says:

    I have a great idea about how the Habs can ensure a win next time the Blues come to town. Instead of having a pre-game ceremony where Price is given the Molson Cup they should have a ceremony where they retire Halak’s #41.

    Better to charge up Price than rile Halak.

    :-D

    Hahahahahhaha. Sorry guys. I couldn’t resist.

  11. HardHabits says:

    So apparently when a person says it’s nice outside when it’s sunny and warm and says the weather is not good at all when it’s cloudy and cold is a flip flopper, changes positions again and again, is bi-polar and has a crease in his ass from sitting on the fence.

    I just got back from WeatherInsideOut and the Sunnyites and Cloudyists are still slugging it out.

  12. nolts says:

    Didn’t know we traded away Patrick when we decided to keep Carey

  13. H.Upmann says:

    Halak is awesome, and one great thing about his playoff run is that it made Price hungry. Without Halak, I’m not sure if Price would ever taste what it’s like to watch from the sidelines and observe

  14. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …haha, since the Habs were eliminated I have not watched a playoff game, and likely will not until the Final …hoping it will be Pittsburgh (lesser of evils :) ) vs Vancouver or Nashville (the Ks and Gill)
    …I will be interested in anything GM, Coach, Draft or Hab related
    …but I gotta, tonight, remark on all the funny, hilarious Halak/Price back’n’forth …most of it really hilarious on both sides …although I think the Halakites are prone to ‘unintended’ hilarity more than the Price-bots :)
    …BOTH Halakites and Price-bots have solid arguments about Their chosen Deities
    …I respect both goalies, …I will make up My mind Whom is the greater goalie when Price reaches the same age as Halak was when He took Us to the third-round miraculously
    …if Price has not grown in the next couple seasons to match Halak’s ‘difference-maker’ level in that particular season, then I may say We may have made a mistake
    …but, the bottom-line is that Carey Price is, today, a Montreal Canadien …Jaro Halak is a St. Louis Blue …the last I checked the St. Louis Blues is not in any way affiliated with the Montreal Canadiens …in fact, We may at some point in the near future be matched with them for the Stanley Cup …Carey at one end, and Jaro at the other
    …maybe You Guys that seem to have difficulty ‘letting go’ should switch Your Fan affiliations from a Montreal Canadiens’ Fan to a St. Louis Blues’ fan …non ?

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    • The Dude says:

      Come on Christopher…we all would be talking about Price and the Habs right now if they were playing,but with Carey Price in net a majority of games for Montreal they finish 2nd to last”thank goodness for loser points” ! The worst finish since the forty’s” when you we’re born, :) ” And a finish so bad as to have canned all Management ,advisers and coaches “Watch out Youppi!” on this Once Great Team… As for Halak, man he Killed us this year on Carey Price Night”good one Gauthier” yes, but he also was part of some of the most exciting Habs hockey in 20 years as a Hab ,so CHeerig for him is all we gots ! :(

      • Habitant in Surrey says:

        …I understand what You mean Stephen …absolutely
        …I just get peeved when We follow as admirers of Jaro, that some at the same time tear-down Carey
        …I think there are many of Us Carey Price Fans that also give a big part of Our memories and hearts to Jaro and his Blues, as long as when not vs Our Habs
        …lovin’ Jaro and pissin’ on Carey doesn’t make sense if You want to call Yourself a Hab Fan is My point :)

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        What I WANT ! is an aircraft carrier at centre and nuclear destroyers on each wing going to the net like bats out of Hell !, …NO MORE rubber duckies !!!
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        Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
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        • The Dude says:

          All I know is that Price has been getting the keys to the Car with out question and if Gauthier and Gainey had they’re way would probably have renewed and rewarded Carey with an OUTRAGEOUS long team contract! (like $65 million for 8 years ) Now that ain’t gonna happen with a New G.M. who’s stuck with Kaberlay and Gomez so I myself have found peace,lol. LET THE REBUILD AND REBIRTH BEGIN…Go..Habs …Go

    • habsfan0 says:

      I posted this a few days ago,but given the debate that seems to be going on tonight about Price/Halak, I thought I would repost it.

      I’m old enough to have seen the great Habs netminders play…Jacques Plante,Lorne Worsley,Ken Dryden,Patrick Roy. Not only were these individuals very good to excellent regular season players, they were MONEY goalies, those that elevated their games in the post season when a crucial save was needed late in the 3rd period of a very close game or in sudden death overtime. NHL history is dotted with goalies who always seemed to make great saves during the course of the regular season, but just couldn’t make THE CLUTCH save come the post season. Curtis Joseph & Roberto Luongo are 2 names that come to mind. And for those who argue that Luongo won the Gold Medal for Team Canada during the Vancouver Olympics, I would suggest that Canada won the Gold in spite of Luongo, not because of him. If you recall, Team USA scored the tying goal late in the 3rd period of the Gold Medal game, forcing overtime. And if it wasn’t for “Golden Goal” Sydney Crosby’s shot,who knows what would have happened.

      History doesn’t regard “great” goalies as those who shone during the regular season,but came up short come playoff time. It is the elite few,those who REFUSED TO LOSE,who would take their team upon their shoulders leading them to hockey’s greatest prize are the ones that are immortalized.

      One of the intangibles that make such a goalie,IMHO, is a certain unceasing arrogance, a feeling that NOTHING will get by a goalie, even during the most pressure packed Stanley Cup overtime game. It is this quality,among others,that I believe Patrick Roy had in spades, which led to 4 Stanley Cups, 3 Conn Smythe Trophies, and a Hall of Fame Career. When Roy won his 2 Conn Smythes with the Habs, not many would argue that those teams were spectacular in any way, shape, or form. But it was Roy’s ARROGANCE, his refusal to buckle under ANY circumstance, that contributed in no small way to his all but unbeatable record of 10 straight overtime wins during the Habs Stanley Cup run of 1993.

      During last year’s playoffs against the eventual Stanley Cup champion Bruins, Carey Price did,undoubtedly,play very well. But when push came to shove,he allowed 3 OT goals in a 4 game span. If he had stopped just one of those goals, the Habs would have won the series,and who knows how far they would have gone. While I may be wrong, I don’t believe Patrick Roy allowed 3 OT playoff goals during his entire career,let alone during a 4 game span of the same series.

      While Price is still young and learning to play his position, it is noteworthy that Roy won his 1st Cup and Conn Smythe as a rookie at the age of 20.

      Does Carey Price have this unending,burning desire to win, at all costs?

      Does he have the ARROGANCE which propelled Patrick Roy to such lofty heights?

      Sadly, I just don’t see it.

      • Habitant in Surrey says:

        @HF0
        …I agree with EVERYTHING you wrote
        …Jacques Plante was My all-time ‘greatest goalie’ with Dryden and Roy close behind
        …like I said above ” …if Price has not grown in the next couple seasons to match Halak’s ‘difference-maker’ level in that particular season, then I may say We may have made a mistake”

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      • christophor says:

        This is mystical gibberish. Unless you want to say that a goalie has a chance on every shot, this is complete, typical Mtl goalie mysticism and your cultish phrases are “clutch save” and “refuses to lose”.

        As if it’s always or even often up to a goalie whether to lose! As if redirections in front of the crease and goal mouth scrambles don’t take this out of the goalie’s hands.

        Only in Mtl does this get completely (not even partially or mostly) pinned on the goalie.

        Craziness. Not worth trying to correct much longer.

        Edit: Sorry for the hostile tone. It would be nice to have a chat another time about how to break down and understand this sort of approach. It just doesn’t sit right with me (but makes sense intuitively and in the moment – pre-scrutiny, I would say, but that’s too condescending to be right)

        • Habitant in Surrey says:

          …if You have had the privilege of watching great goalies as Plante, Hall, Sawchuk, Bower, Roy, Dryden, Brodeur, etc., etc. …THAT is actually WHAT They DID …not only stopping most of the point-blank, but ALSO MOST of the deflections …They made the ‘impossible’ saves
          …that is not where Our Carey Price is at at this time at such a consistent level as those elite goalies

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          What I WANT ! is an aircraft carrier at centre and nuclear destroyers on each wing going to the net like bats out of Hell !, …NO MORE rubber duckies !!!
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          Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
          http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

          • christophor says:

            And there were dragons in the land in those days.

            I’m just saying that there is almost zero down-to-earth critical scrutiny about the approach to goaltending expressed above.

            One example: I’d be interested to know whether the deflected Horton Gm7 goal last year was humanly stoppable. By that I mean, I wouldn’t be surprised if a reflexologist were to judge the required reaction time to be literally impossible for humans. And yet this is one of the 3 goals that your mythic figures would have stopped, no doubt, being super-human.

          • The Dude says:

            Lets not forget what Rogie Vachon and that amazing glove hand did on team Canada vs the Soviets. Stopping russian wristers point blank! AWSOME!!

          • Habitant in Surrey says:

            …”…that is not where Our Carey Price is at at this time at such a consistent level as those elite goalies” :)

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            What I WANT ! is an aircraft carrier at centre and nuclear destroyers on each wing going to the net like bats out of Hell !, …NO MORE rubber duckies !!!
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            Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY
            http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

        • HardHabits says:

          His post is awesome. The goalie in Hockey is like the quarterback in football or pitcher in baseball. These are positions that have great influence on the outcome of a game.

          In hockey however there is another level required for a goaltender to achieve greatness. And it is measured in play-off success. Price has yet to achieve that.

          • christophor says:

            The importance isn’t all that’s at issue. All the positions you’ve mentioned are exaggerated and mythologized but there’s no way the role of a pitcher is understood the same way as a goalie. The former is scrutinized statistically like no other position in sports. The very point I’m making is that this amount of scrutiny, though maybe it goes too far, is completely replaced by mythology when it comes to goalies.

            Edit: I apologize for stooping low in the text I’ve removed and replaced with this ‘edit’. G’night. Go Blues and Preds. I don’t mind seeing ex-Habs win. Prefer it really

  15. HardHabits says:

    Not enough people are talking about Niemi. He faced 42 shots many of them quality ones. He was aggressive and had great lateral movement. His cap hit is 3.8 million.

    • Mark C says:

      Great point, and at least Montreal got Lars Eller for Halak whereas the Blackhawk got zip for Niemi.

    • smiler2729 says:

      Seriously, he was awesome in the OTs. Won a Cup in Chicago and he gets no credit.

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      Halakian Jaroslaves and their constant BS have made me anti-Halak!

      • Bill says:

        Gets zero credit from everyone. He’s a forgotten man. Probably the least recognized Cup-winning goalie of the past two decades. Especially from the team he won it with, who just let him walk!

        Full Breezer 4 Life

    • ZepFan2 says:

      Plus he’s a Stanley cup winner.

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  16. nolts says:

    Caps looked like the weakest team in the ploffs which they are. Didn’t look all that interested Tender played well to keep the in it

  17. ProHabs says:

    You bunch of clowns. You made it sound like the goal Halak let in during OT was a shot from the center ice line. It wasn’t that weak of a goal he let in. Goals like that are scored often in the NHL.

    • L Elle says:

      Now replace the word Halak with the word Price, and email it to the Haters.

    • smiler2729 says:

      Yeah they are but never on Halak… until tonight.

      Don’t ya remember his 82-0-0 record in 2010 with his 1.000 SV % and his sterling 0.00 GAA??? He scored 50 too!

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      Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are gutless weasel pukes.
      Halakian Jaroslaves and their constant BS have made me anti-Halak!

  18. smiler2729 says:

    So d’ya think Boone or Stubbs have noticed this anti-Halak love-in and lead with it tomorrow when they start a new thread and give us a clean fresh sheet of ice to sully all day?

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    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are gutless weasel pukes.
    Halakian Jaroslaves and their constant BS have made me anti-Halak!

  19. nolts says:

    Haha smiler….so true

  20. smiler2729 says:

    800+ posts so far, we are a sick, sick, sick bunch.

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    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are gutless weasel pukes.
    Halakian Jaroslaves and their constant BS have made me anti-Halak!

  21. nolts says:

    Oh I think people understand halak is playing and price isn’t…but MOST of us also KNOW that a player on a team IN the playoffs is not automatically better than a player on a team OUT of the playoffs. Pretty simple

  22. Bill says:

    Halak had a good game. He was well positioned and a good shot off a rolling puck beat him. Might not have beat Price, ’cause he’s bigger, buy Price might not hbe stopped some of the other ones. It’s really a futile debate, but enjoyable nonetheless.

  23. HardHabits says:

    Looks like Halak was back to his old Olympic form tonight.

  24. slapshot777 says:

    Another anti-hab post. IMO, every post bashing Price is exactly the same as bashing the Habs. So if you are bashing the Habs, then you are no different then any of the other trolls or other team supporters who come on here and do the same thing.

  25. boing007 says:

    Crawford also said that one Sharks player made a good pick to keep the play going. I thought picks were illegal?

    Richard R

  26. HabinBurlington says:

    It is truly a shame that I have resorted to mocking Halak. Truth be told, I think I like many others loved him as a Hab Goalie. Reality was that neither he nor Price wanted to be a backup to the other.

    I happen to think that Halak’s agent pushed the issue, but either way both players are wonderful goalies.

    I fail to understand why so many supposed Hab fans have such a fricking Hard On for Halak to this day.

    THe team made a decision, none of us had anything to do with the decision, and it was made, thus past tense.

    Can’t we all just get along?

  27. slapshot777 says:

    Halak, no matter what people think he is just another average goalie. He had a great run with the Habs and that happens.

    Anyone remember Steve Penney same thing happened with him. Would you rank him up there with Dryden and Roy?

    Give Price a good defense core and it doesn’t have to be even a great defense core and you will see a much better Carey Price.

    Halak is gone, end of story. If anyone wants to continue to live in the past, then they should move to the St. Louis site because they are not true Habs fans. True Hab fans stick by their team and players. They may not always be the best players, but you don’t throw them under the bus like people on here are constantly doing.

    • smiler2729 says:

      We’ve been telling the Shilohs of this site that very thing but for some reason they remain in Habland where the goalie is the other guy that caused their hero to be traded…
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      Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are gutless weasel pukes.
      Jaroslav Halak is Brian FREAKIN’ Elliott’s backup in St. Louis.

  28. L Elle says:

    He always goes down too early. What the heck was he doing on his knees?

  29. smiler2729 says:

    Funny how all the mouthy Halakian Jaroslaves are nowhere to be found suddenly…

    Funnier that all their constant bullsh*t has made me anti-Halak…

    Life… hilarious eh.

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    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are gutless weasel pukes.
    Jaroslav Halak is Brian FREAKIN’ Elliott’s backup in St. Louis.

  30. L Elle says:

    Mr. Softie is back!!!

  31. L Elle says:

    The Prince turns into a frog…ooops!!!

  32. SlovakHab says:

    Wow. Halak is awesome. No way SJ beats him in this OT, he is like a Prince in that crease, so calm and conf…. oh SHIT!

  33. smiler2729 says:

    Marc Crawford “that’s one Halak shoulda had”, “if he were a bigger goalie”…

    yuk yuk yuk

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    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are gutless weasel pukes.
    Jaroslav Halak is Brian FREAKIN’ Elliott’s backup in St. Louis.

  34. EricInStL says:

    Bigger goalie = Price ???? Message from Crawford ?

  35. HabinBurlington says:

    Huh weird, looked like Halak let a goal in there, how is that possible considering he is greater than the 12 apostles?

    • Mr_MacDougall says:

      I have nothing against Halak, but “having” to defend Price on here made me enjoy seeing that goal go in… sorry Jaro, you’re idiot “supporters” have cost you some fans.

  36. smiler2729 says:

    Hey Halakians and Jaroslaves, where’s your messiah nowwwwwww???

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    Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are gutless weasel pukes.
    Jaroslav Halak is Brian FREAKIN’ Elliott’s backup in St. Louis.

  37. MattZ says:

    What a horrible goal let in by Halak… He blows the lead with 5 minutes left in 3rd (a shot he has to stop) and that OT goal was brutal. The Blues dominated and leave empty handed. If that was Price he would be crucified. I guess we will see Elliot next game.

  38. nolts says:

    I’m still pulling for jaro and hope he does win the conn smyth…there will always be guys who don’t know what they’re talkin about on here anyway. They’ll just be even funnier and more insane

  39. Max says:

    He was screened and it deflected….no chance.He’ll be back!

  40. Rob says:

    Halak lost? I thought that could never happen? Not only that but the game went to double OT. So he’ll probably be too tired to play well in Game 2! Of course, I’m being completely obnoxious and deliberately inflammatory….but then isn’t that what most of the “Halak-ites” do every other day?

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  41. otter649 says:

    Havlat scores on Havlat…..

  42. EricInStL says:

    Halak was screened but still……

  43. slapshot777 says:

    Looks like Halak was tired on that OT goal. I guess from all the shots he didn’t have to stop. Lol

  44. habsfan0 says:

    Wow! Jaroslav Halak in OT tonite looked like Carey Price in OT last year…

    ..on his knees and beaten in sudden death OT.

  45. ZepFan2 says:

    Oops, Halak looked good there. :o

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  46. HabinBurlington says:

    Weird that the greatest goalie in NHL history has to go to double overtime and still hasn’t beaten the greatest underachieving playoff team of all time. I thought it was clear that Halak was greater than Allah and God combined, shouldn’t he have scored by now?

  47. saskhabfan says:

    LOL,bring back mike liut

  48. Adidess says:

    I know we’re not supposed to solve the world’s problems with our discussions on this site, but this unending back-and-forth over the past goalie vs theccurrent goalie has got to be the most fruitless chatter in the history of the universe.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      Until Price can split a river like Moses he will be considered dung by many. I think we must just accept this.

      • habsfan0 says:

        I don’t know about splitting a river, but making a clutch save in sudden death OT would be nice.

        • christophor says:

          My reaction too, but then I realize a puck squirting out of a goal mouth scramble had no business being saved by anyone.

          Mtl fans treat goalies like they’re magic: “refuses to let another puck in”, “clutch save”,… all without thought of some of the impossible circumstances in which they think it’s perfectly reasonable to expect a save.

  49. Marc10 says:

    I love Jaro, but the best case scenario for the readership on this site is for the Blues to choke badly and to get squashed like a bug by San Jose.

    Then… no matter what Price does or doesn’t do , we’ll be rid of the Halakites for, oh I don’t know, 4 weeks or so at the start of next season.

    The nightmare scenario is of course…

  50. nolts says:

    Solid logic like that will be disregarded entirely on here mr Mcdougall

  51. nolts says:

    Ya I got lots of buddies who’d like to have price on their squad. NONE who want Diaz weber kaberle campoli darche geffrion Gomez nokelainen palushaj ect

  52. habs001 says:

    Right now we have one top 4 d and that is pk…markov has been that but the jury is out on him if he can regain that form..emelin is learning and was a minus 18 but looks like a number 5 d..and while he gives it all gorges is really a number 5 d if your team is a cup contender…

    • Mr_MacDougall says:

      You severely under-rate Gorges. You use Emelin’s +/- against him but ignore Gorges? I agree with your assessment of Emelin. Gorges is definitely a second pairing D on a contender. PK is a top pairing D.

      Other than that.. oh man, with the same players back, another lottery pick could be coming.

  53. Max says:

    Price and his cowboy outfit are out partying with the Village People tonight, while Halak is in the playoffs stopping pucks!

  54. habs001 says:

    The habs need tough d that can hold the line in the offensive zone but can also skate…the habs have minimal d with these skill sets.

  55. habs001 says:

    One thing seems clear watching the playoffs …there is no way you can win in the nhl playoffs with diaz and weber on your d..how gauthier came up with this idea is unbelievable…add campoli and karbele and you have one of the softest d in nhl history….

    • habsfan0 says:

      I think the Cleveland Baron’s defence was worse.

    • Mr_MacDougall says:

      DUDE!!! No topics not related to Halak being better than Price, FFF.

      I agree with your assessment. I like to tell myself Markov will be back to All-Star form, but aside from Gorges and PK, the Habs defense is awful.. including Emelin, who has shown he can hit, and be a #6-7 D on a good team.

  56. nolts says:

    Pfft…dreamers will dream I guess. The team is crap

  57. nolts says:

    That was the calm confident spin O rama right there

  58. alfieturcotte says:

    Halak has what I have yet to see in Price — mental fortitude. We traded the wrong goalie, this I knew, and this, the future will confirm. No matter how hard Gainey and Gauthier tried to give the job to Price, Halak would outplay him.

    With Halak in Montreal, we would be watching playoff hockey in Montreal.

    New GM would be wise to keep Price’s contract SHORT. Forget about noblesse oblige, Price does not yet deserve the pay day. Take us to the playoffs, steal some games, win a few shootouts, then perhaps the Price is better than Halak would have merit.

  59. nolts says:

    Can’t we like them both??? And think they’re both good??? If we still had Jaro he’d be watching like the rest of us…

    • Mr_MacDougall says:

      I really like both players too. I still think it was one of PG’s worst moves trading him for prospects. Up there with Cammy for Bourque.

      • smiler2729 says:

        Wasn’t Goats’ move, it was Halak through his bigmouth agent who insisted he be an undisputed number one with number one $… so he’s in St. Louis in an undisputed platoon with Brian Freakin’ Elliott…

        Whatever.

        _______________________________________________
        Jack Edwards is a clam, Bruins are gutless weasel pukes.
        Jaroslav Halak is Brian FREAKIN’ Elliott’s backup in St. Louis.

        • Mr_MacDougall says:

          OK, My brother (who in no way works for an NHL club) told me that with the deal the Habs signed, had it been an offer sheet, the Habs would have got much more than Eller + scrap.

  60. Max says:

    Halak is like a Prince of the crease. So calm and confident.

  61. Adidess says:

    No penalty at all? How is this possible?

  62. EricInStL says:

    Sj wins the faceoff back to the point GOAL….. or not


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