Finally, a game

And it was worth waiting for.

The Canadiens are in Boston for a genuine four-ponter.

P.K. credits Hal Gill for mentoring

Bruins beef up with Jordan Caron

• Gill gives P.K. the gears and scab Journal writer takes it seriously. Arpon Basu explains what went down

• Gaston Therrien wants more consistency from Benoit Pouliot

• Marc Antoine Godin’s assessment of Pierre Gauthier’s first year

• Stu Hackel on the players and head shots

• TSN has trade deadline playbooks for the East and the West

Jaro stops 30 of 31 and Matt D’Agostini scores the winner

Carolina loses but gets a point

Surging Sabres light up Roloson


  1. Bugs says:

    C’mon, Tommy. That’s not why Eller was brought up in the top6; we all know why he was brought up in the top6.

    Thing is, would this team REALLY miss out on ANYTHING if Eller wasn’t in the lineup?

    C’mon. Enough with the overhyping already.

  2. Gormdog says:

    Wow.. SD… Thanks for the novel… Reminds me of many of my posts here!

    You have some very good ideas in there, but you also stumbled on one of the problems… That for all of your “stereotyping”, I don’t really have the knowledge of such things like fashion as one would come to expect from my kin. For all intents and purposes I’m like every other passionate beer drinking Habs fan, just wired differently.

    But… It iss a great point. Something like a humorous comparison on the “fashion” in jerseys could provide good fodder for both sides of the equasion, my knowledge thereof being completely moot if I can “make it work”.

    And as per the “showtune in the halls” charachter type, well, that’s part of the market I’m trying to get. Ironically, amongst my friends, I am the biggest sports nut. I don’t have many networking options in that sense to promote it from a “check out my awesome sports blog” angle. But gay networking? I’ve got contacts from Dublin to Dubai, it’s through those channels where I could really make a push with the potential of thousands of eyes locking on to something moderateley original.

    Thanks again for all the thought you put into that!

  3. andrewberkshire says:

    I agree, if anything it’ll be a 4th line guy who can take Pyatt’s spot on the PK and add more scoring.

  4. habaddict_andy says:

    Right on Bugs.  I like Eller’s potential and he should be very useful in future on top 6 as a big body.  But right now he is useless and should be with Hamilton to build his confidence.  I hope they do sent him down to Hamilton when Cammy comes back.

    What if this is the best Montreal can do right now.  What if there is no one to replace him.

  5. ooder says:

    i’m pretty sure that was sarcasm


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  6. andrewberkshire says:

    Will it be something out of the blue, or someone FROM the Blues.

    I have a feeling that if a trade is made, it’ll be for Eric Brewer. Gauthier has made 2 trades with St. Louis is under a year, and Bob Gainey has an excellent relationship with Doug Armstrong. Brewer is probably the best all around defender available, and he fits what the Habs need a lot better than someone like Chris Phillips.

  7. StevieRay says:

    MAB was a – 4 last nite …nuff said

  8. Timo says:

    I am glad Habs have Hal Gill. Partially cause it’s fan to say “Hal”… But mostly because I think he is a true leader that younger players need. Or at least so it seems from this story. But anywhoo… despite him being sometimes a little slow on his skates, he is a great steady infulence to our defense. I hope Habs resign him, or at the very least replace him with MAB.

  9. jimmy shaker says:

    the fourth period stating PG is actively pursuing penner and on the back end either phillips, kaberle or brewer.  I think the only one of these four guys I wouldn’t mind adding to the mix here would be Brewer.  Penner doesn’t impress me, phillips as well, and Kaberle has been on a loser for so long, I think he forgets how to win, plus he’s very soft in his own end.



  10. Cool Ice Price says:

    You are lucky. Dude, you sure are short … LOL … :)

  11. Fire_Laraque says:

    that’s probably why he’s second on the team with 84 Hits.  Try again.

  12. HardHabits says:

    Wasn’t it a while back that you said that you’d leave this site if Price won more than 10 games in his 1st 20 starts?

    You have less integrity than you have hockey knowledge.

  13. HardHabits says:

    You are by far the most bipolar person on this website, and this site is so bipolar it could be called Habs Upside Down.

  14. Cool Ice Price says:

    The Habs could win the cup this year. Yes they could! Yes, with the current roster they have! All our top players need to play they way they can/should & are capable of playing & we can beat anyone in a 7 game series. We have a very solid goaltender in Carey Price. Price can keep his goals allowed to 2 then we only need to score 3. We have the talent to easily do that! They just need to do it!

  15. j2w4habs25 says:

    Caron? who the heck is that? lol justkidding. The game should be exciting


    Carey Price #31

  16. samTHEman says:

    that’s the spirit!

  17. Julie H says:

    I wish I could “like” your comment. ♪Your cares and troubles are gone. There’ll be no more from now on. From now on happy days are here again, the skies above are so clear again. So let’s sing a song of cheer again. Happy times, happy nights, happy days are here again♪

  18. The Cat says:

    I think any thing is possible, the east isnt strong other than Philly, and even at that, if someone manages to knock out Pronger -the best player in the NHL- the flyers are easily as beatable as anyone else.


    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  19. Habitoban says:

    “I saw him beat out an icing last week though.” And, if I’m not mistaken, draw a penalty on the same play — all of which did not warrant a reference in the Game Blog. I’m OK with Benny not being in the top 6, since he brings some potential offence to the 3rd line. But he would be a definite asset on the PP — especially now that he has been going to the net more lately.

  20. arcosenate says:

    OK, here it is people, I have crunched the numbers, whose kidding who, I’ve lost sleep over this, but here are the trades that will bring us to the promised land, and I Believe in a Promised Land:


    AK47, The Wiz, 3rd round draft pick (if we have one)


    A. Vermette, M. Methot, S. Pahlson

    And here’s the real kicker, the bing bam boom:

    S. Gomez


    V. Lecavalier

    Feel free to destroy this at will.

  21. habs03 says:

    The Jackets trade doesn’t make sense, Jacket’s wouldn’t trade Vermette for A.Kost, they have a similar type player Jakub Voracek, and while I’d love Methot, we need Wiz for the PP and his shot. The Vinny looks logic but really isn’t. Does MTL want to take that contact. And new Tampa owner said he will not ask Vinny to wave his no trade, and I really believe that Vinny does not want to play for the Habs.

  22. TomNickle says:

    I’d rather have Gomez for the next three and a half years instead of Lecavalier for the next 8 and a half.

    Vermette is Pahlsson with more offense, no point in having two of them.  We have a 3rd round pick but no 2nd rounder, I don’t see it being traded.

  23. Bugs says:

    Read that Poolio article yesterday. Yeah, “not consistent”. Hasn’t scored in what, 6 games? Being one of our most dangerous forwards in that span of time and creating plays three quarters of the time he touches the puck ain’t good enough in his 10 mins of ice-time. Has to be consistent. Like Kostitsyn and Cammalleri.

    Maybe, if he works really, really hard, and puts in the effort, he can be as consistent as Lars Eller one day. I mean, Lars Eller has been BRILLIANT in the last 6 games; and THAT’S why HE stays in the top-6. No other reason. And all those goals he scored? Boy, oh boy, what consistency! So until Poolio becomes HALF as consistent on the attack as Lars Eller, we can’t expect him to stay anywhere else but behind the Dane on the totem pole. 

    We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess. But yeah, more consistency, definitely.

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