Finally!

The last time the Canadiens won in Vancouver, P.J. Stock was in their lineup.

Carey Price was 13 years old, and P.K. Subban was 11.

Dave Stubbs’ game story

Price banishes B.C. blues

About last night …

• Arpon Basu on Price and Subban

Game story from Vancouver Sun

Bruins win, may make another trade

670 Comments

  1. Habfan29 says:

    1, 3 4, or 5 but not Hossa. I find him to soft, but that is me.

  2. punkster says:

    Keep Hamrlik. He continues to be the main D with Markov out but with 22 minutes TOI his errors get magnified. He’s a keeper at 15 minutes or less.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  3. TomNickle says:

    Cuz he doesn’t fight?  He’s the furthest thing from soft.  I guess Toews is soft too.

  4. punkster says:

    Who had the W last night again?

    ***Subbang!!!***

  5. Storm Man says:

    Good if Ek is reporing this means he is not coming. Thank God.

  6. Storm Man says:

    Hossa is a pipe dream never happen. As for Neil he gave his list of teams he would go to and the Habs are not on it. Jones I like.

  7. clichabs says:

    you are a sad person

  8. ABHabsfan says:

    I like what I have seen of Ryan Jones this year. In Alberta you get your fair-share of Oiler games. He is the type who will go through walls for you. Like White with a little more experience and a little more scoring. Good hockey-hair

  9. clichabs says:

    So who, yesterday, in the comments preceding Boone’s live blog, asked a 2nd poster to define ‘Overcome’? That 2nd poster had just posted that the Habs have overcome a lot of adversity this year.

    Well, to the one who asked how to define ‘Overcome’, I would use yesterday’s game as a perfect example and definition of ‘overcome’.

    Anyone wants to guess who made that negative and sad ‘Define overcome’ comment? Yeah, I thought you guys knew as well.

  10. TomNickle says:

    Also, it’s next to impossible for a 5’9 Weber to screen a 6’3 Price.

  11. TomNickle says:

    Hossa is far from a pipe dream when he’s only contributed 12 goals, they’re almost out of the playoff picture and they need money to sign Brent Seabrook.

    Which Jones?

  12. Storm Man says:

    I’m not so sure about that statement…

  13. GrimJim says:

    Okay, that’s a fair list. Now do the other side of the equation. What will it take, realistically, to get each of these players? What have you heard/seen about what these teams may want? What assets do the Habs have that these teams will require to make one of these trades?

  14. matrags says:

    The Yankees of Canada . 

  15. RGM says:

    That one will be a tremendous task. The Habs’ system, at least at present, has too many lapses that result in goals against. You take a look at the W’s this year and while Carey does have 6 SO’s there’s another 11 games in which only one got by (a couple of those may have been Auld games) – some of those may be ones he could have/should have had but there’s also the breakdowns that naturally occur over the course of a 60-minute game.

    Go Habs Go!

  16. kirkiswork says:

    Our defense would have an easier time if our freakin offense would score a little more. There’s an awful lot of 1 goal games out there. Defense is doing very well considering, Hammer included.

  17. Storm Man says:

    David Jones… As for Hossa 34 pts in 43GP is fair price for 5 mil a year. I would not want to do a deal with the Blackhawks anyways as PG would get schooled. We had a shot at Hossa he did not want to come here.

  18. andrewberkshire says:

    Hamrlik hasn’t been the #1 guy since January, Dave. Subban is consistently leading the team in icetime.

  19. TomNickle says:

    Senators got a very late round pick for Ruutu.  They can’t expect much more for Neil.

    Ryan Jones was a waiver claim last season.  I suspect a fringe prospect or mid round pick like a 4th rounder.

    David Jones would probably take a decent prospect or a 3rd round pick.  Or a small combination of borderline prospects.

    Trent Hunter would probably be a 2nd round pick.

    Hossa’s the funny one.  I suspect it would take a 1st rounder, prospect and roster player.  So something like the 1st, Kristo and maybe a player like Pouliot or Weber.  I probably wouldn’t want to give up the package it would take to get him.

  20. TomNickle says:

    You’ve really been twisting facts to suit your opinions lately.  Hossa was willing to come here when he was with the Thrashers, Ray Shero played a shrewd trick to make sure it didn’t happen.

    He signed with Pittsburgh, then Detroit, then Chicago.  He tried to win a cup.  Now he has and he stands a better chance of getting back playing with the Habs than he does with the Blackhawks. 

  21. punkster says:

    Nope.

    No snarky responses. No funny comments. No name calling.

    Just nope.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  22. dh says:

    Agreed about AK.  His goal was beautiful and he made it possible taking the Canuck off the puck to begin with.  He’s large, fast and tough.  He’s been checking well for a while, just not scoring.

    Put him on a wing across another shooter and he could do well.  Anyway, I’d hate to see him in a Laff’s uniform next year becoming their leading scorer.

    And yeah, the 3rd was scary but the team held them off.  Gill needs to stick around and Hammer as well with his offer of a reduced pay for a reduced presence.  The guy’s been playing minutes that he shouldn’t have to and he’s been doing Ok.  Both Hammer and Gill are assets, especially given the you D we have.

     

  23. Timo says:

    That’s what I am saying. Genius.

  24. TomNickle says:

    and Gill along with him.

  25. CanadienBoy says:

    After 3years 188 games Price got 10 SO  Brodeur first 3 years 164 games 12 SO and somebody floating the idea to trade Price ,wake up guys the kid with PK are the super stars you wish we had and in the making enjoy !

  26. ooder says:

    i know we won.. and it’s great to see that there were almost no passengers…

    almost being the key word.. how does an nhl veteran like Gomez miss an empty net.. that could have sealed the game.. or at least given us a cushion..

    it must be soooo frustrating to play with him.. when you work your ass off.. see him get a glorious chance and completely eff it up..

    story of the season for that guy.. you can tell he was pissed about it but commoooon.. a wide empty cage.. from 10 feet out.. for somebody who’s been playing hockey their whole life????

    no brainer (exlcuding pyatt and moen)

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    GWG = game winning gionta!

  27. BJ says:

    No way should we should give up on AK46. He’s 3rd in goals. First in hits. Handles the puck well and has not had much stability with linemates. I think he is a 25 goal scorer on this team and probably 30 on other teams. Granted he doesn’t show up everynight but still there are not too many players of his calibre on this team. I’ll throw one out there also but I’d love to have Kovalev back for the last stretch for a Pyatt (as a suggestion) or low pick (4th or 5th). I think he would love to show his stuff, and he would definitely help on the PP.

  28. mp says:

    I was at the game and it was amazing.

    There were a LOT of Habs fans but the best part was after the game. Outside the arena, there were about 30 of us chanting ‘ole ole ole’ and dancing lol.

    And yes, there was a home made stanley cup and we all took a team picture and went home happy lol.

     

    Koivu – You will be missed.

  29. Miltie01 says:

    No chance of him coming, last time he was UFA his agent told Bob to stop calling, he did not want to play in Montreal. 

  30. BJ says:

    I think what the question was, is what would Price be worth, I suggested nothing less than Crosby, Ovechkin or Stamkos. Another suggested that Price was too important to us than any other player in the game, and they have a point. Nothing wrong with asking questions and receiving replies. I thought it to be the purpose of these blogs.

  31. TomNickle says:

    Because he wanted to play for a Cup contender.  They weren’t even close when he signed in Chicago.  They were re-tooling.

  32. punkster says:

    Funny thing is, the night after beating the number one team in the league in their barn we still have armchairs coaches questioning the so-called “benching” of DD, Benny and White. Benching? My understanding of the term is a punishment for a wrong doing. Come on folks, JM went with players of experience who have proven themselves.

    • I love DD but not against the Sedins, Kesler et al in the latter half of a close game.
    • Pouliot has shown more moxy and muscle in recent weeks but that, and his wonderful ability to pirouette (NOT!) were not what was needed as the game progressed (jeez the guy got less than 5 minutes ice time before he took the penalty so it’s not like his TOI got cut back much, is it?).
    • White isn’t even dry behind the ears yet. Love his style (or grit or balls or whatever) but against the Nucks it’s just risky business for a rookie to be throwing his weight around against the league’s top team.

    It’s not about the coach having a problem with young guys, the coach punishing a player for a penalty or the caoch not liking the rough stuff. It’s about the coach playing the players required to win this game.

    Who won last night?

    ***Subbang!!!***

  33. Miltie01 says:

    Just maybe his teamates now know how he feels ?

    If they scored everytime he set them up with a great scoring chance he would be our MVP.

  34. Storm Man says:

    I have no need to twist facts btw. When Hossa’s name was on the trade block and i recall it was the same night as the Thrashers were playing the Habs and a reporter asked him where did you want to play if you are traded? He said he wants to win a cup and go to a team that has a shot at it. When asked would he come to Montreal he lol and said I guess i would have a short walk down the hall to my new team. Hossa did not have a NTC. The word willing is not the same as wants.

  35. shiram says:

    But Eller got 12 minutes, and he has not shown any scoring ability. I guess Eller is getting the shutdown role, so he can better fit in with JM.

    Still a bit weird to me.

  36. Malreg says:

    Puck was rolling and it’s next to impossible to control a one-timed rolling puck…


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Finally!

The Canadiens win a game on the road!

But it wasn’t easy.

jaroslav Halak had to make 46 saves. Colorado erased a 2-0 lead before Andrei Kostitsyn, who boffed the Borzoi all night, popped in what may be the goal that saves this season.

Tom Kostopoulos, who lacks AK46’s scoring touch, got a well-deserved 150-foot empty-netter after Saku Koivu won a crucial faceoff with the Canadiens shorthanded and 37 seconds left.


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