Fun, but no more games

The Canadiens are done with their intra-squad games, and with a roster pared by five bodies they resume practice today with an eye to Wednesday’s exhibition season-opener vs. the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre.

Both sheets of Brossard ice are scheduled to be busy from 10 a.m. to noon today. If you go, don’t expect the comfort of grandstand seating; it’ll be first-come, first-served against the glass so the players can work out in relative peace.

News and audio to come later.

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• Feature on Alexander Avtsin

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More trouble for Grabovski

64 Comments

  1. Chorske says:

    Stupid but healthy.

    Mock Burke all you want, but there is no doubting the man’s ability to say something memorable.

  2. Clay4bc says:

    LOL…

    You know, I haven’t thought about or mentioned Halak in a month or so…but saw that piece on TSN about him today (yesterday), and got to feeling a little nostalgic.

    I can see the players getting pissed…and I’m all aboard with Price, as soon as the puck drops. (Let’s hope Price is “all aboard” with the Habs!). But i still have the deepest respect for Halak. That guy can play on my (fictional) team any day, even if it’s just as a back-up.

    And Tony…Jesus! The guy watches (and believes) Fox news…what do you expect from someone like that?

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  3. rocketsglare says:

    Although Avitsn will more than likely start this season in Hamilton, I can’t wait until he plays for the Habs

    and hopefully within a year or two. He needs to first beef up and learn the speed and power that the N.A.

    game is played at. But once he begins to play that game consistently in Hamilton he will no doubt be call-

    ed up and that should be fun.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  4. ZepFan2 says:

    The thought crossed my mind. lol

    It does show that even the players themselves are getting fed up with the notion Halak did it all himself. Like I posted to Tony the troll on the other thread. It takes a team to win.

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  5. Bugs says:

    1) Yeah? How’s that? Cuz in a very short time, it could be tough to keep Poolio and K Senior out’ve a top 6 spot if they turn on the juice. Or Cammy, Gio and Plecky could get injured and then, there’d be no keeping OFF Eller of a top 6 spot. “In a very short time”…anything could bloody happen. … But thanks for the heads-up.

    2) Isn’t that guy Ryan O’Byrne?

    3) So let’em both be QB. Two QBs on the same power-play? What’s wrong with that? What, they’ll hog the puck and skate into each other like Keystone Cops? C’mon. Two QBs on the same PP is a GOOD thing, Derf; I reckon they’ll very much ENJOY being paired on the same PP and the team’ll be better off for it, imo.

    3a) Because 70% of players are left-handed shots.

    4) Grabovski is innocent because the girl woulda beaten the sh*te out’ve’m if anything had really gone down and he’d be tryin to sue HER.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  6. Clay4bc says:

    QUICK – tell him to “go cheer for the Blues!”

    * 🙂 *

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  7. ZepFan2 says:

    On that note…

    With Halak now in St. Louis, not much is expected of the Canadiens — except, that is, by the Canadiens themselves.

    “We all know that Jaro was great, he was probably one of the biggest reasons we went so far,” center Tomas Plekanec
    told NHL.com. “If he didn’t play the way he did, we wouldn’t be there,
    that’s for sure. But if you look at the first series against Washington,
    we did such a good job defensively. Yes, he stopped the pucks and made
    unbelievable saves, but we blocked so many shots, we killed so many
    penalties and they had the kind of players on the power play that can
    kill you at any time. We did a hell of a job
    .”

    And…

    “I think (Halak) did really well, he was magic for us,” Lapierre said.
    But I think the team was good too. We scored big goals when it was time
    to score big goals
    , and we know that Carey Price will do the same thing for us this year.”

    Canadiens out to prove skeptics wrong

    Time to move on. Better players have been traded in the past and the Habs still persevered.

    Go HABS Go!

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    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  8. WarHero says:

    One more sleep folks! Let’s hope we get to see Avtsin, Tinordi and Leblanc in action against the B’s tomorrow!!

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  9. Bar says:

    You’re really only proving my point further with your childish actions. To be honest though, why should there be any talk of Halak on this site anymore? Do we see updates for Koviu, Komi, Kovy, heck…do they give game by game updates of how Rivet is doing in Buffalo? No, they are posting stuff about Halak because this is journalism, and conflict sells.

    I do not agree with it, it’s sad with all the stuff there can be to talk about people cannot let go of Halak. Here I am being part of the problem by discussing it as well.

    ~Habs Fans: Killing Prospects is a past time!~

  10. derfab says:

    Coffee thoughts:

    1- In a very short time, it could be tough to keep Eller out of a top 6 spot.

    2- With Hamr, Spacek and Gill near the end, and Markov unsigned, Gauthier has to be looking for another young d-man to grow with PK and Gorges.

    3- Don’t see PK with Markov because both want to be QB.

    3a- Why are virtually all great offensive D-men left-handed shots?

    4-Grabovski is innocent because the girl would know how to punch and defend better.

  11. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Nice to see Dumont achieving his goal of playing in a pre-season game this year. It means I’m one step closer to my goal of owning a Gabriel Dumont Habs jersery! 🙂

  12. Mattyleg says:

    Between Sergei dragging his butt in Nashville and Grabovski brawling with auto-mechanics, AK46 is one of Belarus’s last hopes at salvaging some dignity in the NHL…

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  13. Mr.Hazard says:

    Hey Stubbs, watch out! According to Bar, mentioning Halak on here makes you a shit-disturber!

    “Shit-disturber” -Bar


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