Fan returns missing dogs to Habs goalie Price; Bourque misses practice with flu (with video)

Hockey wasn’t the only thing on Canadiens goalie Carey Price’s mind Monday morning.

Price sent out a Twitter message early Monday morning saying: “If anyone finds two labs running around Candiac they’re mine.”

The Canadian Press reported that TSN Radio 690 noted a caller who heard their report about the missing dogs found them and returned them to Price, who lives in Montreal’s South Shore suburb of Candiac. The person who found the dogs was reported to have received an autographed goalie stick from Price.

The Canadiens had a practice at 11 a.m. Monday in Brossard as they prepare for Game 3 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Bruins Tuesday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690).

After practice, Price told reporters his dogs escaped out of his garage, adding it wasn’t the first time and probably won’t be the last.

Rene Bourque missed practice because of the flu and coach Michel Therrien told reporters in Brossard “hopefully he’ll play tomorrow.”

Douglas Murray was paired with Mike Weaver on defence, taking Francis Bouillon’s spot, while Ryan White was on the fourth line with Dale Weise and Travis Moen. Brandon Prust and George Parros were the extra forwards.

After practice, Therrien said he would not talk about any lineup changes he might have planned for Game 3. The coach added that he is excited about playing Game 3 and 4 in front of the Bell Centre fans.

“Like Boston’s fans, our fans are very, very passionate about their team,” Therrien told reporters. “That’s why we’ve had success at home, the fact that we play in front of our fans. They can make the building that much more intimidating for our opponent. It’s a source of motivation for the home team.

“We’re excited to play at home. There’s no better place to play playoff hockey than the Bell Centre,” the coach added. “I am doing my best to ensure that we remain focused on good things. We’re looking forward to a good game in a charged up building. It will be great to be a part of that. I expect the guys to be excited.”

Alex Galchenyuk skated on his own before practice as he continues to recover from a lower-body injury.

Here’s how the lines and defence pairings looked at practice:

Vanek-Desharnais-Pacioretty
Bournival-Plekanec-Gallagher
Gionta-Eller-Briere
Weise-White-Moen
Parros-Prust

Gorges-Subban
Emelin-Markov
Murray-Weaver
Tinordi-Bouillon

The Bruins practised in Boston Monday before flying to Montreal. Bruins defencemen Torey Krug and Dougie Hamilton told reporters they have uncovered the secret to beating Price, saying the goaltender leaves himself open to high shots when he drops down to see through traffic in front of his net.

“I’ve seen a lot of scouting reports on lots of goaltenders throughout the league and that’s pretty much the scouting report on everybody,” Price told reporters in Brossard after practice. “It’s the same for (Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask). It’s the same for me. It’s the same for (Tampa Bay’s) Ben Bishop. It’s the same for (Chicago’s) Corey Crawford. It’s a pretty irrelevant comment.”

Therrien said it’s part of the Bruins’ strategy.

“It’s something we’ve seen time and again,” Therrien said after practice. “I talked to (goaltender coach) Stephane Waite and he said in the Stanley Cup finals, there was a lot of talk about Crawford and a lot of goals being scored on his glove side. It’s a part of the Bruins’ strategy.”

(Photo by John Mahoney/The Gazette)

Game 3 Preview, NHL.com

Habs play down trash talk as they prepare for Game 3, by The Gazette’s Pat Hickey

Playoff notebook, Canadiens.com

Post-practice interviews (video), Canadiens.com

Price recovers missing dogs, NHL.com

Habs accentuating the positives after Game 2 loss, by The Gazette’s Pat Hickey

Habs put Game 2 loss behind them, by The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs

Sports world still fighting ugliness of racism, by Jack Todd for The Gazette

Bruins fans praise Subban’s class in response to racist remarks, by The Gazette’s Brenda Branswell

Canadiens focused on keeping third-period leads, NHL.com

Bournival forcing way into Habs’ lineup, NHL.com

Subban causing problems for Bruins’ penalty kill, NHL.com

City on alert for hockey mayhem, montrealgazette.com

Bring on the Bell Centre (video), bostonbruins.com

Bruins ready to face challenges of Bell Centre, NHL.com

Bruins, Habs series playing out true to form, Boston Herald

Bruins can’t play into Canadiens’ hands in Montreal, Boston Globe

Logic disproves Therrien’s comments about officiating, Boston.com

Comeback overshadows Bruins’ issues, Boston.com

Bruins remain confident in struggling power play, NHL.com

Feeding Habs fans: Playoff party tips, by The Gazette’s Denise Duguay

Former Hab Muller fired as Hurricanes coach, NHL.com

734 Comments

  1. ClutchNGrab says:

    I’m happy Stephane Waite is the goalie coach. He will help Price get over all the bs from the bruins side.

    Bruins Abusing Corey Crawford’s Glove Side, But Chicago Goalie Says He ‘Can’t Start Thinking About That’

    BOSTON — The Bruins have found a hole in Corey Crawford‘s game, and it’s a pretty big one — quite literally.

    Boston has absolutely abused Crawford’s glove side through the first four games of the Stanley Cup Final, and that inability to stop just about anything with the leather on his left hand almost cost Crawford and the Blackhawks in Game 4. Despite finally waking up offensively, Chicago was still pushed to overtime, where they won 6-5 after blowing two two-goal leads.

    They blew those leads mostly because of Crawford. The Chicago netminder has shown no reason to believe that he can stop any puck headed to his left, and the numbers back it up.

    http://nesn.com/2013/06/bruins-abusing-corey-crawfords-glove-side-chicago-goalie-says-he-cant-start-thinking-about-that/

  2. Maritime Ronn says:

    I was always wondering who Tuukka Rask looked like.
    Then it it became clear.
    Miss Kristin Rudrüd from the movie Fargo.
    No doubt separated at birth.

    http://cbsboston.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/rask.jpg

  3. Ian Cobb says:

    Funny line from Hickey at the press conference with Therrien.

    Hickey, yesterday, wanted to know the lineup for tonight. Therrien says he will only divulge it before game time tomorrow.! Hickey tells Therrien that at his age he might be dead by then! The place cracked up!
    Myself, I already thought Hickey was deceased!!

  4. Stanley Cup or Bust ! says:

    Group think everybody.
    Chara the neanderthal shall fall and break a bone.
    Tuuka, you can’t stop what you don’t see.
    I want to see some old time hockey.
    Go Habs GO !!!

  5. HabinBurlington says:

    Penguins outshot 35 – 15 but win 2-0. Win is a win, just as Montreals win in game 1 counts for as much as the Bruins win in game 2.

    Tonight is pivotal (understatement), hope the boys can put together a good 60 minute effort and put some doubt in a very good Bruin team.

    Go Habs Go!

  6. Ian Cobb says:

    Team that wins tonight will win the series!!
    And I know who the winner is going to be!!

  7. Hobie says:

    This is where we’ll see the true character of this team tonight. The Habs had a mini collapse in the 3rd period last game. Will that be in the back of their minds and result in a lack of confidence tonight? The Bruins are claiming Carey Price is soft up high, can he brush that aside, not over think it and be the better goalie tonight? Claude Julien is trying to get the war of words going between him, Michel Therrien and also drag the referees into it. Can Therrien continue to do an excellent job, to the dismay of some, and keep the ship going in the right direction?

    I think it’s going to be a tough task tonight. I still think we are very capable of winning the series if we don’t win tonight. Th boys have got to fight hard tonight! We need to get on the board early. Price has to be lights out! Basic stuff :-).

  8. Maritime Ronn says:

    Coach MT explaining the new D system to Douglas Murray.

    http://25stanley.com/les-complications-du-plan-de-match-de-michel-therrien.html

  9. Stanley Cup or Bust ! says:

    Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go !
    Bring the pain boyz.
    No quarter given.

    Go Habs GO!!!

  10. HankHardball says:

    Chris Rooney, one of the refs tonight, is from Boston.

    I wonder what Ron MacLean has to say about that.

  11. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    As if Price was never scouted at any point in his career, and as if some new flaw could just be discovered – how gullible are people supposed to be? High shots are dangerous when he’s screened…

    Although I heard the dogs went high, over his shoulder. And all it got them was a look at Candiac.

  12. Shackles says:

    Though I still consider myself a relatively new kid on the HIO block and not so chummy-chummy with the regular boys and girls, I gotta say I’m glad to see Trini back and posting again. He’s usually spot on with his comments and I always appreciate his honest and objective insight. …and the fact that he never partakes in the mudslinging that happens around these parts from time to time.

  13. Shackles says:

    A few observations on a shiny, happy Tuesday morning;

    If Bourque’s out of the lineup tonight, it may prove to hinder the Habs’ offensiveness (did I just say that out loud?)
    White’s addition brings a ton of energy which may offset the “lack of Bourque”.
    Murray’s addition; while his shortcomings may be increasingly exposed by the Bruins offensive prowess, his ability to clean Carey’s crease might give the boys that extra omph.
    The series (so far) has been alot cleaner than I thought it was going to be.

    • Maritime Ronn says:

      Perhaps to the surprise of many, there has been little if any Price crease bumping by the Bruins.
      What has happened are multiple levels of screening – sometimes 2-3 when the puck goes to the Bruins point men.
      Difficult to defend against that.

    • Habfan10912 says:

      I’m not upset that the Cube is out but I still wish our two young dman were given more game experience during the season so they’d be in a position to play. As it is you can’t put either of them in there tonight so Murray is the only option.

      As a season long Bourque basher I can’t bring myself to type the word “missed” in the same sentence with “Bourque” but I’m close to eating my hat. :)

      CHeers.

  14. DipsyDoodler says:

    So…

    The final four will be the same as last year’s, and the same four teams that have won the last 5 Stanley Cups. (It’s been over since Bergeron’s goal.)

    The key is to push ourselves into that group.

    We are close.

    —–
    Moving. Forward.

  15. HankHardball says:

    Habs won’t win game 7 in Beantown. Which means they have to win it in 6.
    They need to win games 3 & 4 at home. Then close it out at home in game 6.
    That’s what home ice advantage is for.

    • BJ says:

      That sounds about right.

    • Maritime Ronn says:

      Respectfully disagree

      Rask has proven nothing in the playoffs.

      Flashback to 2010.
      Boston vs. Philly.

      Boston is leading the Round 2 series 3-0.
      Rask is in nets, and Philly wins 4 in a row to win the series.

      Rask has a Major Epic choke and Meltdown giving up 15 goals in those last 4 games.
      The Rask Bruins lost Game 5 and Game 7 AT Boston’s TD Garden.

      In last year’s Finals, Rask lost Game 4 (6-5) and the Hawks Cup clinching Game 6 in Boston

  16. HankHardball says:

    Fer chrissake, Moffat. You’re basing the entire Habs season on 9mins of game 2. Get over it!

  17. HankHardball says:

    Media buying into Bruins hype are a load of losers.

  18. Maritime Ronn says:

    Good morning

    All this garbage about Carey being beaten on the high side is nothing more than…..Bruins ” Change The Narrative” History Repeating Itself.

    Flashback to last year’s Cup final when the Hawks beat the Bruins in 6 Games:

    After Game 4 when the Hawks beat Boston 6-5 in OT, the only talk in the US media was:

    ” The Bruins seemingly exposed a weakness in Crawford’s game as all 5 goals he gave up were to the high side of his glove.”

    NBC in general, and Darren Pang in particular, floated graphs and analysis of how weak Crawford was on the glove side…..

    Instead of talking about the 6 goals given up by Rask, it was all about Crawford.

    Crawford went on to win Game 5 and the Stanley Cup Clinching Game 6 giving up a total of 3 goals in those 2 games, and posting SPs of .960-.920.
    So much for the weak glove…..

    ———————————–
    Does all of this ring a bell?

    This year, instead of talking about the 7 goals in 2 games given up by Rask to go along with his .885 SP in 2 games against the Habs, it’s all about Carey Price.

    Julien is a master politician in the sense that when you have some Concern or Panic, the best method is to:

    Change The Narrative:
    a) Tell the story you want told.
    b) Tell the story consistently and repeatedly.
    c) Teach others to tell the story well.

    Instead of the media focus being on Rask and his 2 poor performances, Julien recruits Krug/Hamilton to tell the story HE wants told about Price and the media just laps it up.

    Perhaps the Headlines and Questions should be:
    – What’s Wrong With Rask?
    – Is Rask a Money Goaltender?
    – Rask Rots When The Pressure Is On

  19. Cal says:

    Only 13 hours until puck drop. This is going to be one long day.

    In other news: Beginning in August, The Gazette will outsource printing the paper. This is one short step away from becoming a totally digital medium. Reporters have to be compensated for being our watchdogs during this time of incredibly secretive and criminal governments. So, reach for your smart phone and make it a little smarter by subscribing. Unless you want The Gazette, and HIO along side it, to go the way of the Commodore 64.

    • BJ says:

      Criminal governments is right, along with their puppet masters, the global banking mafia which is basically organised crime wearing suits and ties.

  20. HankHardball says:

    I’m not afraid of the big, bad Bruins. And I don’t think the Habs are either.

    I expect the Habs to be flyin. I expect the crowd to be loud.

    And I expect the Habs to win game 3.

  21. Stanley Cup or Bust ! says:

    Time to put the ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ down.

    Go Habs Go
    GO Habs GO
    GO Habs GO
    GO Habs GO
    GO Habs GO
    GO Habs GO
    GO Habs GO
    GO Habs GO
    GO Habs GO
    GO Habs GO
    GO Habs GO
    GO Habs GO

  22. Congrats to Team Canada says:

    Montreal needs to play aggressive from the outset tonight, and if by chance fall behind, remain composed. Otherwise, it could very well be the same final 4 as last year.

  23. Dulljerk says:

    This is probably a repost, but it is the best thing I have read on P.K. Subban.

    http://mikespry.org/2012/02/07/two-minutes-for-being-a-minority/

    No eternal reward will forgive us for wasting the dawn.

  24. Dunboyne Mike says:

    Good morning, HIO.

    Here’s a copy&paste from the front page of the CBC website today:

    “Hockey Night in Canada
    The Bruins defeated the Habs 5-3 in Game 2. Tonight, will the Canadiens answer the call to even the series at the Bell Centre? Tune in at 7 p.m. ET (6:30 ET pregame) on CBC-TV.”

    Do they know something? Or have they just not been paying proper attention?

    Have a great day. Get to work quickly and work hard — puck-drop happens sooner that way!

    GHG!

  25. 24AW says:

    If it comes down to defense and Goal-tending, LA will win the cup, scoring and toughness Boston wins.

    • Marc10 says:

      LA is pretty tough. I’m not overly worried for them. They can deal with Boston’s ‘scoring’ with their D alone. Sadly Boston won’t be there. Neither will the Kings. The Hawks will be beat them.

    • CH Marshall says:

      But who’s got the magic? That’s right. BBQ in Bergevins backyard thus summer. EVERYONE INVITED

  26. CH Marshall says:

    Ok let’s beat Boston. I want to play Pittsburgh and then the KINGS!

  27. CH Marshall says:

    Just because of Saku, I want the Ducks to beat the Kings

    • Chuck Kept Calm and Carey'd On says:

      Yeah, before it’s all said and done, it would be pretty neat for Saku to have his name engraved on the big mug… but not at the expense of the Canadiens, of course!

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  28. Sportfan says:

    I’m happy MT is standing up and calling out Julien for lobbying when it comes to the refs. Julien needs to shut his fat yap and just get over it.

    Sports and Entertainment in the link click and enjoy, clicking is fun!
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    • ProHabs says:

      What did MT say.

      • Chuck Kept Calm and Carey'd On says:

        Here’s an example:

        “Bruins’ coach Claude Julien tried to stir the pot after his team tied the series at a game apiece with a 5-3 comeback win in Boston. Julien, who took an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty when he questioned the officiating, expressed his displeasure again in his postgame news conference.

        “The way we just battled back through, I felt a lot of the crap that we put up with today was pretty indicative of what our team’s all about,” Julien said.

        When asked if he wished to elaborate, Julien replied: “No, I think everybody who watched the game knows what was going on there.”

        In other words, he’s making statements about the officiating that he can’t back up with facts, pulling the old “woe-is-us”.

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    • Marc10 says:

      I’m absolutely fine with MT calling Donuts McClaude out on this one. The Bruins are serial offenders when it comes to escaping suspensions and have had the League in their back pocket for a while now (not to mention the talking heads at our ‘national’ networks).

      Of course the best way to shut them up is to win. That’s how PK does it. That’s how the Habs used to it… and that’s exactly what we’ll do in Game 3. GHG

  29. Sportfan says:

    Can we hire Muller as an assistant coach again?

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  30. Marc10 says:

    Good article on Mathieu Garon on the RDS website. Sounds like his trip to Siberia was interesting to say the least…

    http://www.rds.ca/hockey/lnh/retraite-m%C3%A9rit%C3%A9e-apr%C3%A8s-l-aventure-russe-1.1143308

  31. Chuck Kept Calm and Carey'd On says:

    Interesting story linked to above on Boston.com claiming that the Habs have the referees in their back pockets, noting that “The Habs were sixth in the league in power play time during the 2013-14 regular season at 473:01. The Bruins, meanwhile, were dead last in that category and were the only team in the league with under 400 minutes of time spent on the man advantage (368:53).

    What the author fails to mention is that the Habs were also the 4th most-penalized team in the league, having 399 calls go against them. Boston? 15th, with 348. The Habs also spent the 3rd-most minutes killing penalties, at 495 minutes. Boston was 17th at 439 minutes.

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    • FormalWare says:

      Amen. Boston writer invokes “logic” – yet employs none.


      WWSD (What Would SubbieDoo?)

    • Sportfan says:

      They like starting BS when things don’t go their way, NESN is the most annoying network.

      Sports and Entertainment in the link click and enjoy, clicking is fun!
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    • Adidess says:

      It’s unbelieveable how much that team whines all the time, about everything. They feel so entitled to special treatment, probably because they expect it for having received it in the past.

      You would think a team that makes the choice of playing that rough-and-tumble style necessarily factors in the possibility of penalties as part of the cost of doing business. Even if those numbers were accurate, getting more penalties called against you is not always an indication of bias. If you choose to be the aggressor in every game you play, there should be more penalty calls against you in a fair system.

      That ‘we’ve solved Price’ crap is also BS and another transparent piece of gamesmanship from the Goons. They tried the same BS on Corey Crawford last year and ended up giving him more motivation, if anything. The tactic here is probably to affect Price’s concentration, making him think they’ll target that supposed weakness and maybe shoot low through the 5-hole or something.

      Think about it, why would you reveal to your opponents that you have found the way to beat them? You would probably keep it to yourself and use your big secret weapon for 3 more games to win the series. Can I possibly despise the Bruins any more than I already do? Well yes, I did not know I had that extra gear :-0

  32. habsfan0 says:

    Marc Andre Fleury now has 2 consecutive playoff shut outs.
    Not bad for someone who a lot of people claimed was washed up just a few days ago.

    • Chris says:

      And Marian Gaborik has just scored, giving him 6 goals in 9 playoff games. Not bad for a “heartless” European that never shows up in the playoffs. :)

    • Marc10 says:

      NYR’s entire offence depends on a journeyman (Pouliot) and an underrated 3rd line center (Brassard). With secondary scoring provided by a midget (Zuccarello), a buy out candidate (Richards), and a former offensive star now the highest paid defensive specialist in hockey (Nash).

      Does that pretty much cover it? Pens in 6, because Fleury will give them one more.

  33. Chris says:

    Man, McDonagh is a hell of a skater. That was always an undervalued part of his game as a prospect, but he’s one of the few guys that just keeps getting better as he ages. Too bad he’s got almost nothing to work with offensively in New York…that is one dysfunctional offence.

    • Habies says:

      Undoubtedly the worst trade we’ve ever made. Not only did it lead to damage control, but the McD effect will rmeind us of this for a decade to come. We gave away Pronger for a handicapping contract.

  34. Hope the Habs saw the Pen’s last two games…..textbook play on leading the game, puck possession and attack, suck back, attack, possession and WIN! (less the PP of course)

    Shane Oliver
    @sholi2000
    http://www.sholi2000.com
    A Little fun during the Intermission
    Milan Lucic Has a Severe Problem

    • scamorza says:

      Just thinking the same thing now that is a way to combat the 2-0 curse

      come to Dorion suits where you get no….”hassoles” _ Yvon Lambert

  35. DipsyDoodler says:

    Maybe I’m too much of a purist.

    I brought up a stream of the Rangers game just now. Penalty on every puck holder. Hooking, slashing, tripping, cross checking. Just incredible.

    —–
    Moving. Forward.

  36. Max says:

    Someone mated with Tukka Rask? *shiver* It must be great being rich.

  37. DipsyDoodler says:

    Letang gets caught, and gives up a 2 on 1. Comes back and slashes the Ranger twice. Clear cut penalty in the regular season.

    —–
    Moving. Forward.

  38. Danno says:

    Tim Peel…

    DOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!

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  39. Mavid says:

    seems like 6 days instead of three…on a good note I did my taxes with a couple of hours to spare..ya me!

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  40. CH Marshall says:

    Re PP, with bruins covering high up, I think one of the Dmen oughta be a roamed, exchanging positions with forwards etc. PK should be on point and Markov just roams ever so slightly if the Bruins press higher up.

  41. SmartDog says:

    Glad it looks like Murray is in the lineup. And White. Not because we are gonna play the Goons game. But because we need guys who can distract and harass the a-holes on their team.

    ————————————-
    Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!

  42. Chuck Kept Calm and Carey'd On says:

    We need to throw Rask off of his game. Take as many shots as possible, run his crease, and hurl insults at him: “Your new baby has your nose and you wife’s moustache!”

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  43. Butterface says:

    What happened to M.A. Fleury ? He had been decent the last few games…. eventually they will be picking up the pieces.

    ***********************
    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…..
    ***********************

    • Chris says:

      He’s been decent tonight, too. Although he got lucky on a post shot that he probably should have stopped.

    • DipsyDoodler says:

      Fleury was good the year they won the cup. Probably second best Pen after Malkin.

      —–
      Moving. Forward.

    • ffenliv says:

      Fleury is like the Sharks now. One mistake, and everyone will be on him for being the ‘same old Fleury’. Personally, I love it, because I find stories like that funny.

      And the Sharks annual choking is just epic. You almost can’t believe it.

  44. montreal ace says:

    This is a small thought on my part, I felt that at the end of the 2nd period when Collin slashed Price, the Habs did nothing about it. Collin should have been decked, no if ands or buts. I was mad there was no response on our part. I don’t know if it has been mentioned, but PK’s parents looked frightened when PK scored, as PK’s mother seemed to catch herself from celebrating too much

  45. Un Canadien errant says:

    Poll-Thought experiment:

    You’re, uh, rubbing your lamp, and a genie pops out. He can grant you one of two wishes.

    One is that he guarantees that you’ll eliminate the Bruins, but you’ll definitely not win the Cup.

    Option two is that the series will be a coin flip, either side has an equal chance of winning, and the victor will go all the way to the Cup.

    Which option would you choose?

    • CH Marshall says:

      I choose rubbing my lamp! Lol

    • CJ says:

      Neither guarantees a Cup win. I’d go with option A. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush…..

    • Danno says:

      That’s easy. Option two please. And hope for the best!

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      • Chuck Kept Calm and Carey'd On says:

        We do this to win the Cup. Any move that guarantees us to move away from that goal is an immediate non-starter.

        Go with option B; at least it gives you a chance to win it all.

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    • DipsyDoodler says:

      Are you familiar with the work of Daniel Kahneman?

      —–
      Moving. Forward.

      • Un Canadien errant says:

        Negatory. Off to Google again…

        EDIT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Kahneman

        • DipsyDoodler says:

          Psychologist who uncovered the phenomenon of loss aversion. Most humans prefer avoiding losses to the possibility of gaining an equal reward. To put it another way, losses loom larger than potential gains.

          In your experiment the potential pain of the Bruins winning the cup is weighed against the potential joy of the Habs winning it.

          For me I’d take the 50/50 gamble, because I’ve already accepted the reality of the Bruins winning the cup.

          —–
          Moving. Forward.

          • Ozmodiar says:

            Someone mentioned prospect theory around here not so long ago.
            I’m guessin’ it was you. :)

          • Un Canadien errant says:

            Thwarting them this year is kind of like slamming the barn door shut after the horse has bolted, they’ve already won one recently, so it shouldn’t matter, but to me it does. I don’t want those thugs, that criminal organization rewarded.

            But I went through the same feelings, more muted perhaps, when the Ravens won a Super Bowl, then won again. The first time I thought the world was fundamentally unfair. Murderer-spasmodic ‘dancer’ Ray Lewis gets to pontificate on what it means to be a winner? King of the Weasels Art Modell gets a league championship? The city of Baltimore, after all the bellyaching about having the Colts stolen by Bob Irsay, do the same thing to the people of Cleveland, and they get to celebrate?

            The recent one they won against the 49′ers, I rooted against them, and cheered on the comeback, but my heart wasn’t really into it anymore. Kind of like your prize poodle once the neighbour’s mutt had its way with her, it doesn’t matter as much anymore.

          • DipsyDoodler says:

            Yes, but as a lame joke (prospects as young hockey players).

            —–
            Moving. Forward.

    • Butterface says:

      When I rub things it ain’t no genie that pops up….but I always get my wish.

      ***********************
      If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…..
      ***********************

  46. Marc10 says:

    I’m enjoying the Mathieu Darche interview with Melnick. Athletes with smarts the Darche brothers…

  47. punkster says:

    Hmmmm.

    I sense more than a hint of desperation out of Boston and some good marketing push back by the Habs…foretelling of a meltdown in the br00nz room perchance?

    PK is the target of racist tweets and the focus on the br00nz failure to win game one shifts to a controversy…he doesn’t complain and takes the high road in a well worded statement…advantage Habs.

    Julien tells the ref, “I didn’t agree with his calls”, takes a bench minor, and says later whines that the br00nz had “a lot of crap they had to put up with” in game 2…advantage Habs.

    Torey Krug announces he has found the secret to beating Price…which Price labels “an irrelevant comment”…advantage Habs.

    Montreal police obviously anticipating joyful Hab fan revelry announce they are on the alert for post game shenanigans to come this week…advantage Habs

    Feel good news of the day as Price sends out an APB on his missing dogs and they are immediately rescued and returned by a good Samaritan…advantage Habs.

    Release the Subbang!!!

  48. Un Canadien errant says:

    Speaking of brawling with NHL’ers in nightclubs, I was working the door at a bar in Whistler one year when the Dallas Stars had their training camp here. Mike Modano came out with a bunch of his teammates, and they were all overdressed in spiffy shiny suits, like they were headed to Sir Winston’s, while everyone else in the place was wearing flip flops and cargo shorts. Anyway, Mike Modano had the bleached blond hockey hair, and he was hitting on any girl in the area, and at one point one girl’s boyfriend objected and wanted to get in his face in the passive-aggressive Whistler way, “I’m allowed to talk to anyone and say what I think, and he’s not allowed to touch me since that would be wrong” kind of way. Anyway, in less than a minute Derrian Hatcher intervened, and picked up the little fella by his belt and carried him like a suitcase to the back door, and looked at me expectantly. I didn’t argue the point and ushered the boyfriend out, local or not, the Stars were the ones buying drinks, the manager had made it clear how things were going to be handled. Local boy was outraged at his rights being violated.

    Another time, a bunch of Canucks were in, and Donald Brashear was just a kick in the guts for a guy who thought he was pretty big and worked out diligently enough. The guy’s traps started halfway up his ears, and went forever. He was twice as thick as I was, just a block of a man, I read a description recently of a man whose chest was the depth of a bank vault door, and that applied to Donald. I’m not religious or anything, but that night I prayed that he wouldn’t get into a fight else I’d have to get involved in any way.

    • CJ says:

      Lee Priest meets Dorian Yates….

    • CH Marshall says:

      I met Theo Fleury a few years ago randomly at a bar downtown TO. Shook his hand that felt like granite. I’m taller than him but without question he could punch me through a wall

    • Marc10 says:

      @UCE

      I saw Donald on a Japanese gameshow when the Canucks played in Tokyo. He was arm wrestling some ‘tarento’ (Japanese comic / C-grade celebrity). Poor guy was using both arms and then a few other guys to help out and couldn’t move Donald’s arm. Une force de la nature ce gars la. His biceps were of Nordic God proportions… so I could well imagine how you felt.

      Saw him up close after the game when the guys were making their way to Harajuku. Nice smile, but scary big dude.

  49. 24AW says:

    If the Habs can get by The Bruins, They have a reasonable chance at going to the finals, but that is a big “IF”

  50. CJ says:

    So, looks like we drew the short straw….

    Tim Peel is officiating our game tomorrow night. I’ll try my best to alter the odds by wearing my lucky jersey. I enjoy watching hockey, but nothing satisfies that itch the way Boston and Montreal strike a cord. Tonight is but a tease, the undercard before the main event. I’m sure tomorrow will be a blur. I’ve got a few assignments to finish. I just hope I can stay focused until lunch hour…

    I don’t know how much more I can read about missing dogs, personnel choices or shooting high…. Just drop the puck! Go Habs! CJ

  51. trolly says:

    Wow, I’m going to start taking a drink every time Bob Cole says “a little bit”. I may run out of booze or pass out before this game is over.

  52. Storman says:

    Carey’s Two labs got the scent some bear in town..
    I am thinking we hear “Who Let The Dogs Out”, in Habs dressing room after victory tomorrow night..

  53. CH Marshall says:

    Wow. All Crosby needs is a bit of space and a few inches.

  54. Habcouver says:

    Sid’s 1st goal of the playoffs!

    We Are (Not) All Canucks.
    Proudly Canadian but passionately Canadien!

  55. DipsyDoodler says:

    Speaking of Lance Armstrong, what do Lance and Hitler have in common?
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    Neither ever won the Tour de France.

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  56. Bash says:

    For the coyote fans in earlier posts:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR1-aVQn9os

    “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” (anon)

  57. piter says:

    I just read an article, that I haven’t checked for truth/accuracy yet, but is it true the Boston Red Sox were the last team to integrate African Americans in the MLB? Or did all the teams integrate at the same time? Just curious, that’s all.

  58. frontenac1 says:

    Diaz playing! Viva Diaz!

  59. Ian Cobb says:

    Price was practicing in his garage doorway, he did not look very good.
    Even his two dogs got by him!!

  60. HabFab says:

    @Danno – now look what you did. Dead bodies all over the floor… sigh!

  61. Butterface says:

    Who let the dogs out
    (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    When the party was nice, the party was jumpin’ (Hey, Yippie, Yi, Yo)
    And everybody havin’ a ball (Hah, ho, Yippie Yi Yo)
    I tell the fellas “start the name callin’” (Yippie Yi Yo)
    And the girls report to the call
    The poor dog show down
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    I see ya’ little speed boat head up our coast
    She really want to skip town
    Get back off me, beast off me
    Get back you flea infested monger
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    I’m gonna tell {Hey, Yippie, Yi, Yo}
    To any girls calling them canine {Yippie, Yi, Yo}
    Tell the dummy “Hey Man, It’s part of the Party!” {Yippie Yi, Yo}
    You fetch a women in front and her mans behind {Yippie, Yi, Yo}
    Her bone runs out now
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Say, A doggy is nuttin’ if he don’t have a bone All dogy hold ya’ bone, all doggy hold it
    A doggy is nuttin’ if he don’t have a bone All dogy hold ya’ bone, all doggy hold it
    Wait for y’all my dogs, the party is on
    I gotta get my girl I got my myind on
    Do you see the rays comin’ from my eye
    What could you be friend
    That Benji man that’s breakin’ them down?
    Me and My white short shorts
    And I can’t seek a lot, any canine will do
    I’m figurin’ that’s why they call me faithful
    ‘Cause I’m the man of the land
    When they see me they doah-ooooo(howl)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)

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    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…..
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  62. Sportfan says:

    Any idea what time game 5 is?

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  63. Dunboyne Mike says:

    Mavid. HabFab. Danno.
    I’m so sorry. But it appears our beautiful moment is…
    Gone.
    And now I can’t get back to sleep…
    Can one of you bring me a glass of water and tuck me in?

  64. DipsyDoodler says:

    Come on someone in the kitchen at Moishe’s. Sneeze on every plate. Just do it.

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  65. Donkey Hoat says:

    In addition to a steak (blue), I am visualizing the Habs tomorrow, doggedly first on the puck all game, and taking no guff from the Brutes.

  66. Habilis says:

    Jack Edwards just tweeted that he has arrived in Montreal. City feels instantly dirtier.

    Also, the entire Bruins organization is at Moishe’s having a team dinner right now. Who wants to meet me on The Main and pick a fight with 30 pro hockey players?

  67. Habcouver says:

    Bob Cole is well behind the play again on the Kunitz breakaway.

    We Are (Not) All Canucks.
    Proudly Canadian but passionately Canadien!

  68. DipsyDoodler says:

    Don’t know about the rest of you but Front’s meal suggestion has me both drooling and feeling a migraine coming on.

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    Moving. Forward.

  69. Mondou6 says:

    French language question for any francophones out there: In the national anthem, why does it refer to Canada using “tu” instead of “vous”? For example, “ton front” instead of “votre front”?

    Is it common usage to refer to Canada in the more familiar term, or are there times when it would be otherwise?

    Just curious, I’m interested in language nuances.

    Thanks/merci!

    • DipsyDoodler says:

      A country is singular.

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      Moving. Forward.

      • Mondou6 says:

        Yeah, but when you speak to a single person, as a manner of respect or politeness, you use “vous”. “tu” is more familiar.

        • DipsyDoodler says:

          I guess a country is more like a friend or lover then.

          Or a pet or farm animal.

          Or Lance Armstrong’s balls, which he also addresses as “tu”.
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          Moving. Forward.

    • Marc10 says:

      My two cents…

      ‘Votre front’ would be too formal. It would almost be implying we’re talking about someone else’s country.

      If I were to say: ‘Votre voiture est belle’ (Your car is nice), I’m being quite polite. ‘Votre’ implies we’re not close acquaintances and I’m treating you with a bit more formality.

      If I were to say: ‘Ton char est beau’ (Your wheels are nice), I’m obviously comfortable enough to use colloquial Quebecois in your company (clearly we’re friends, not just acquaintances… or at the very least I’m comfortable enough in your presence to make the assumption we will be friends in short order.)

      Long story short. ‘Votre’ is too formal when I’m addressing my country and singing its praises. Using ‘votre’ implies its someone else’s country. ‘Ton’ works better as it’s more direct and less formal.

      That’s my read on it. This is a job for UCE…

  70. punkster says:

    Good heavens…the dude rocking that blue jacket again

    Release the Subbang!!!

  71. hitgurl says:

    The problem with how most people cook steak is they play with it too much. Leave it alone people! Stop touching it or you’ll go blind.

    • Dunboyne Mike says:

      Exactly! Just cut off the horns and wipe its arse.

    • ffenliv says:

      Personally, I prefer the one-flip method. I throw a steak on the bbq when it’s pretty hot, flip it once after about 60 seconds, turn the temperature down a bit, and leave it until I’m ready to eat it, which usually isn’t much longer.

      Not a fan of the repeated flipping and moving it around the grill.

  72. Habcouver says:

    Less than 24 hours to puck drop.
    Get a good night sleep, lock up the dogs, all positive thoughts and visualize victory!

    We Are (Not) All Canucks.
    Proudly Canadian but passionately Canadien!


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