Game 13: Canadiens stick it to Sabres

Canadiens’ Carey Price
stops Sabres’ Thomas Vanek Friday night.
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AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Benoit Pouliot | Jeff Halpern | Carey Price | Mathieu Darche

• At a Glance: The Buffalo Sabres remain winless at home this season after a 3-2 loss to the Canadiens on Friday night, the second time this season that the Canadiens have won in Buffalo. Things started off well for the Sabres, who were able to take the lead twice, but they were both short-lived as the Canadiens fired back within moments. Mike Grier made it 1-0 17:18 into the first period on an odd-man rush as the Canadiens fumbled with the puck in the offensive zone. But Jeff Halpern tied the score 1-1 18:40 into the period which was dominated by the Sabres, who outshot the Canadiens 16-10. In the second period, Jordan Leopold made it 2-1 Sabres after 9:02 played, and this time it took the Canadiens only 46 seconds to reply. Off a faceoff, Mathieu Darche fed the puck to Benoit Pouliot, who slipped it behind Patrick Lalime, who played in place of the injured Ryan Miller. Before the period was over, Pouliot made it 3-2 Montreal with a slapshot from the faceoff circle that went off the post and in behind Lalime. Carey Price, coming off two losses, made 29 saves for his seventh win of the season.

• Key Moments: Both teams failed to take advantage on the power play, with the Canadiens going 0-for-3 and the Sabres going 0-for-4.

• What It Means: The Canadiens snap a two-game losing streak with the win and improve their record to 8-4-1 for 17 points.

• What’s Next: The Ottawa Senators are at the Bell Centre on Saturday night, with a visit from another Canadian team on Tuesday when the Vancouver Canucks come to town. The week continues with a visit to Boston on Thursday and a home date with the Carolina Hurricanes next Saturday.

328 Comments

  1. secretdragonfly says:

    Just arrived in town and checking on the latest – Mattyleg, there will indeed be nametags, however, you hadn’t posted the info on Ian’s blog so yours won’t be personalized but we brought lots of blanks. 

  2. smiler2729 says:

    Good take but just a long way to say Hab fans are spoiled brats.

    Northern California won a Cup? Oakland Seals? San Jose Sharks?

  3. TB says:

    why would there be a market in march??  the trade deadline?  if so dream on – no one who is gunning for a  cup will give up a top 6 player for a goalie if they are already winning – if they are losing then there is no need to get better – the end result would be the same – assuming both Halak and Price had trade value then

    on the flip side Halak’s value was very high in June after the deep playoff run – this was the best time to trade him – could Gauthier looked around a little more perhaps but really there wasn’t very many people looking for a goaltender – case in point the FA market on July 1

  4. PrimeTime says:

    I find it hard to believe that quality of NHL Gm’s and Coaches is so low considering the pool of available experts here! Why arent you all employed for your expertise?? Oh ya, critics are wanna-be’s – sorry, my bad. 

  5. rocketsglare says:

    Why would you feel bad if Halak gets a SO? Good for him. As long as Halak does not SO the Habs

    when they meet on March 10, I could care less how many SO he has. I know Price will get his.

    I don’t understand the view of some on HIO to still hold Price accountable to a former teammate,

    especially when no other current teammate is being judged accordingly. So, is Price supposed to

    measure up to Halak for the rest of Halak’s career? That would be ridiculous.

    Halak is performing for a different team and I wish him well (except for the March 10 game) and

    I see no reason to continue to make him relevant to anything Price may do now or later. I guess

    for some, the trading of Halak was an affront, never to be forgiven. Sad. Very sad.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  6. fbkj says:

    lol

    thanks but um… i was being fascetious at his misspelling

    im more than aware of what he was referring to

  7. montrealtilldeath says:

    JM must understand the problem is on defence. Markov  is not in game shape but he has to play to get there. I can live with this but to play Gill, Spacek and Hamerlik, all who are long in the tooth and slowing down, is killing us. They have all lost a step especially Gill and Spacek. We all see this. Sitting Picard who was steady and getting better with more confidence each game is a huge mistake. At least carry him as a seventh defenceman to spot one of the others when it is obvious. We just can`t carry that many below par defencemen. They look horrible at the back and Picard will lose the confidence he has gained if he does not play.

    And trying to blame Price is crazy. We see games where the Habs get the most shots but the shots the opposition gets are wide open or with the trailing opposition player totally unmarked in the 90% zone.

  8. montrealtilldeath says:

    JM must understand the problem is on defence. Markov  is not in game shape but he has to play to get there. I can live with this but to play Gill, Spacek and Hamerlik, all who are long in the tooth and slowing down, is killing us. They have all lost a step especially Gill and Spacek. We all see this. Sitting Picard who was steady and getting better with more confidence each game is a huge mistake. At least carry him as a seventh defenceman to spot one of the others when it is obvious. We just can`t carry that many below par defencemen. They look horrible at the back and Picard will lose the confidence he has gained if he does not play.

    And trying to blame Price is crazy. We see games where the Habs get the most shots but the shots the opposition gets are wide open or with the trailing opposition player totally unmarked in the 90% zone.

  9. joeybarrie says:

    Chez Paree is the strip club that is being reffered to. It is on Stanley just north of the Bell Center. Its a long standing classy gentlemans club that many many Hockey players and Montrealers have frequented for many many years.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  10. smiler2729 says:

    Two different words, look it up, dumbazz

    re·dun·dant

     Adjective1. No longer needed or useful; superfluous

     
    re·pet·i·tive
    Adjective: Containing or characterized by repetition

    “Only time will tell if we stand the test of time” – Van Halen, “Why Can’t This Be Love?”, 1986

  11. CBrady12 says:

    buddy this site isnt about english composition, its about hockey

  12. joeybarrie says:

    The thing is this. To me, the reason that this city is IMPOSSIBLE to please is simple. There are 4 million fans who all wish desperately they were professional hockey player. To a degree that very few others can understand. Because of this and the fact that Montreal is known very very well for a few things and one of them in the Canadiens, the fans consider themselves the cream of the crop. It is a mentality passed down from parents who saw the team win everything every year.

    The less one is happy with their own life, the more they want the Habs to win. The more they feel they BELONG as part of the team. They feel their cheering and booing move the team along and this is all that they can do. It frustrates them, as management does their job without the benefit of the fans input. So they react in the ONLY way they know how. They Bash the team’s perceived weakenss’ needlessly.

    The expectations of a People who has little else in this category. We have no other teams that dominate in both the US and Canada. That factored in with the fact the Quebec has it’s own distinction within Canada, equals the modern day fan.

    Its a weakness that is paramount in this city because a ONCE strong Dynasty is simply mediocre for the most part in a given year. Our own players (Quebecois) go to warmer climates for more money and to be removed from the Media hot seat.

    In the end I think that we feel that our birth right is being taken from us. Montreal is the birth place of professional hockey and now you have teams from Northern California winning the Stanley Cup, and teams from Southern LA buying the best player in the league.

    The mentality is HEY THIS IN MONTREAL. WE KNOW HOCKEY. LISTEN TO US…. Yet the fear is people will say ‘If you know so much, why is your team not winning’…

    Montreal Fans after a Playoff victory is not dissimilar to hooliganism in many soccer loving cities and countries.

    It is a religion in this city, and people feel they should have a say in what happens if they are gonna believe.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  13. smiler2729 says:

    Thought so, just funning ya

  14. LA Loyalist says:

    Post of the Day!:

     

    “redundant and repetitive” — definitely gets the Groundhog Day award for Deja-vu-all-over-again-better-alliterate-than-never.

     

  15. fbkj says:

    you could literally see them roll their eyes when being introduced on stage

  16. LA Loyalist says:

    that’s hilarious. I yield to your expertise in this area of specialty.

    I will tell you I miss shooting billiards (not 8 ball) on St. Laurent. 

    Maybe my posts are a little more agitated then usual (though they are usually pretty agitated) because I can’t be there having a cold one with the lads.

     

    Have fun!

  17. fbkj says:

    it is an absolute, getting pleks signed before the first was priority one for the team

    and halak’s value was at its highest before the same said date

    your suggestion that the team should have faffed about and not make hard decisions could have resulted in much, much worse scenarios

  18. savethepuck says:

    Thanks< I didn’t want to take the time to look it up

  19. LA Loyalist says:

    Get that Garon jersey out of the back of the closet!

  20. LA Loyalist says:

    Maybe, I’m not saying you are wrong. But I don’t think that’s an absolute the way many people post.

    Don’t you think there are other scenarios financially that could have worked? 

    Certainly we would eventually have had to trade Halak or Price (in March, 2011) I’m not denying that.

    My grievance is with the timing and the ROI. 

    thank you for playing.

     

     

  21. Somethingwithhabsinit says:

    Halak is one thing, but Garon? Are you serious? Are you saying Gainey looks bad for not waiting out another six years of terrible play from Garon to capitalize on back-to-back shutouts? I guess you can’t complain about them hanging on to Spacek or Gomez then. After all, they could both have a fantastic run of four games six years down the road. Then we would look ridiculous for letting them go.

  22. savethepuck says:

    Guess my spellcheck didn’t catch that. BRENT JOHNSON

  23. Jordio-oh says:

    He had two shutouts against the habs in 2000-01 and then he had his last one in 2003-04.

    But keeping facts and stats in mind have never been a strong point for observer.

  24. Jordio-oh says:

    10 years ago. yes.

  25. fbkj says:

    no

    nowhere near st-denis

    the strip club on st-denis was called l’axe

    but its changed its name

    lazyest strippers in the city is all i can remember

  26. LA Loyalist says:

    What’s that strip club at St. Denis and St Catherine or somewhere around there? 

    How can you guys be summitting and not be up on all the peelers? I may just be way out of date, what with being married and in California :)

  27. savethepuck says:

    How many years ago was his last one?

  28. smiler2729 says:

    Well, yeah, I was aiming my rant at the redundant repetitive trolls. It’d be easy to ignore ’em but they just keep dropping in to every thread with their baby-brained “waaaa, Halak is soooo good and he got traded” crap.

    If ya don’t have anything constructive, funny or intelligent to say – SHADDDDUP ALREADY!

    Or go here and love the Blues

    http://hfboards.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=-1&f=32

  29. mike g says:

    Hahaha…

    I think you’re blind and stupid.

    Look at the quality of players you named, and you really think we can regret letting any of them go?

    LMAO.

    Getting some glasses and doing an IQ test should be your priorities.

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  30. shiram says:

    The equivalent of Chez Paré in Paris?? one can only hope.

  31. fbkj says:

    and in this scenario, plekanec walks

  32. shiram says:

    Well, not everyone is whining, its just that those whiners are :
    incredebly persistant
    all spewing the same garbage
    and very annoying

    truly i can say we have some good Habs fan on here, dont let the Trolls get to you.

  33. LA Loyalist says:

    Dude, if you are Gauthier, and you know Halak’s value (duh…), and the market isn’t there, you don’t trade him. You re-sign him and wait till we can get value. You don’t trade him for open-face sandwich guy who may or may not work out. Or at minimum, you say fine – you want Halak? You gotta take boat-anchorage smurf(tm) boy and his $7.5m

    How freaking hard is that to understand? If we have 2 #1 goalies and Price or Halak whine about it, tell them both to shut the f up and be patient.

    Don’t bother posting there was no market. That was a temporary anomoly.

    There will be a market in March for #1 goalies, that I guarantee you. 

    Gainey panicked when he blew up the team. Gauthier panicked this year. When are we going to get management with a male chromosome? (and this from a guy who literally cried when Gainey came on board).

    Good thing I’m not at the summit. I’d get beaten up.

     

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  34. mike g says:

    Or…

    Maybe PG hates people like you.

    Maybe he hates people that find joy in complaining about past events, even though they know that all the b*tching won’t change anything.

    So, he makes certain decisions knowing that it will p*ss those types of people off like crazy, and make them go so insane that they think they’re right all the time.

    Sounds about right to me…..And it’s working like a charm!

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  35. fbkj says:

    oh noes D:

    grabovski? ribeiro? fatso? ryder? samsonov? i cant think of which one i want back MOAR

  36. smiler2729 says:

    Who’s Johnston? Eddie??

  37. fbkj says:

    wtf is chez paris?

  38. observer says:

    you think these players are blind and stupid? they all see how gainey/gauthier mishandled one after another like grabovski, ribeiro, latendresse, ryder, even samsonow, now d’agostini – max pac wants out of here i mean AWAY FROM THEM.

  39. smiler2729 says:

    Why is it Hab fans can never get behind the team they have? Why do they always have to crap on the coach, the GM, the forwards, the defence, the goalies, the beer guy, the hot dog/chien chaud guy, the popcorn lady, the usher, the organist and each other?

    Imagine if Boston hadn’t blown a 3-0 lead and Montreal would have beaten the Bruins to advance to the Finals and actually beat Chicago for the Cup… these cyberpages would’ve been filled with the same anti-anything Habs that the Montreal media from the loonies on L’Antichambre (what the hell is an anti room??) to radio call-in “experts” all express.

    THERE IS NO WAY TO PLEASE CANADIENS FANS – SPOILED BY SEASON AFTER SEASON OF WINNING IN A SIX TEAM LEAGUE!!!

    It’s 2010, there are 30 teams, a salary cap and it’s still hockey, it is what it is so like it or lump it and QUIT THE CONSTANT WHINE!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. savethepuck says:

    The numbers Johnston had in Pittsburgh before his last start were incredible too.  Do these people think he is an elite goaltender too. We traded the rights of a goaltender that wanted more money than we were willing to pay to a team that had no guarantee of signing him.  And we got 2 good prospects and kept a goaltender that scouting thinks in the long run will be better. Eller was born in May of 1989, my math shows him at only 21 and Schultz is even younger. Could people maybe give them time to develop.

  41. fbkj says:

    lars ovechkin is gonna prove you wrong

     

  42. LA Loyalist says:

    You’re using maroon logic. If aliens took Halak to play in The Uranus League and Price played like crap, Price would still be playing like crap and we would still be complaining bitterly – as is our entitlement as the slobs that pay the tab.

    If Halak and Garon throw shut-outs like they were dollar bills to strippers at Chez Paris that’s a reflection on Gainey, not on Price.

    If Habs had acquired a stud like Giroux or Getzlaf (not that they were available) or a good draft pick for Halak we might not feel so bad. And it’s not fair to Eller, I acknowledge that, he may turn out ok. But again, that reflects on manglement.

    The POINT is that losing to Florida 3-1 and losing to the Cleveland Barons 3-0 is utterly unacceptable. Price has played well, now the rest of the team sucks (and Nomez sucks the most).

    Of course we’re frustrated. And when Halak and Garon pitch no-hitters, we feel even worse.

    We had better beat Fluffalo, that’s all I can say.

     

    “insert tagline here” 

     

  43. mike g says:

    Say what you want about JM….

    But he’s great at his job. His job, and only job, is to win games. If he does that using Gomez and a kid off the street, so be it.

    He’s paid by the Molson’s and was hired by the Habs to win games.

    His job isn’t to develop players, that’s the AHL’s job.

    The problem with Max is the timing of this situation, and that he was forced into the NHL wayy to early. That’s not JM’s problem, he wasn’t the one who rushed him. You can thank Carbo for that. JM sent Max down this year because he saw he wasn’t ready.

    Randy Cunneyworth is paid to develop, JM is paid to win.

    If JM’s gonna spend all his time worrying about develloping all our young players, we should just rebuild from scratch. That’s not the situation in MTL right now, so…

    That’s how I see it at least.

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  44. observer says:

    methinks he is saying gauthier got undressed in that trade!

  45. Habsrule1 says:

    Also in Ottawa.

    JM has done a pretty good job with young players in the past. the problem is he can’t win. If he plays the kids and we lose, he’ll get shit on. I do agree he should give some young guys a better shot, but the problem is with contracts of some of the older guys. You’re not going to pay Spacek to sit on the bench. I have a feeling when a couple of these contracts end, the young guys will get a chance.

    JM just has to win. He doesn’t have to make the young players, or the fans happy. He did well last year in the playoffs (it was more than just Halak), and he’s done pretty good so far this year. Let’s let things play out before we say he’s the wrong guy for the job.

    Go Habs Go!! “Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.” – Sam Pollock

  46. observer says:

    plain and simple! they thought halak was worth more than eller and a junior. as well as thought he was the best goalie the habs had. and it sure seems like they are right. especially after considering gauthiers ineptitude for about 30 years in this league and prior firings.

  47. observer says:

    yeah right – lalime only has 3 shutouts against the habs(just one of 29 opposing teams).

  48. Habsrule1 says:

    Well said.

    What I like even more are the people saying the Habs could have gotten more. How do we know what they could have gotten? Is Gauthier’s phone tapped? It also would have made a lot of sense to trade Halak for someone that we could not fit under the cap also, right?

    The Habs wanted a very good prospect (low salary now-fit him in later when he earns it), and that’s what they got. Everything I read tells me St. Louis did not want to give us Eller, but they did cause they had no choice.

    Halak has 3 shutouts. Garon has 2. Does this mean that they are both absolutely better than Price and always will be cause Price only has 1?

    Think people, think.

    Go Habs Go!! “Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.” – Sam Pollock

  49. Ron in Ottawa says:

    I was out this afternoon listening the The Team 990 in the car. MaxPac was getting a lot of play- was he brutally honest or brutally dumb?

    Career wise it was a stupid thing to call out JM in public but MaxPac was simply saying what a lot of people said about JM when he was in Ottawa. he cannot coach younger players. He treated Spezza the same was that MaxPac described: one mistake and you’re benched or on the fourth line.

    The Habs have a bunch of exciting younger players coming up who should be top 6 guys. But they won’t learn their craft on the fourth line or if there is a sense that JM is a coach who punishes mistakes rather than guides his young players. i said it at the time, but it was a big mistake to hire JM in Montreal given the make-up of the team. BG put together a bunch of guys who can play run and shoot; JM only thinks about defense and his idea of a blow-out is a 2-1 game.

  50. smiler2729 says:

    Buddy, can it! We went over all this bullsh*t on the other thread ad nauseum… and it’s mostly a waste of space, let’s get over it and move on.

    You want Halak back? Buy a Blues jersey with a big beautiful 41 on it. Here’s where you can yack all you want about him http://hfboards.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=-1&f=32

  51. mike g says:

    Have you ever seen Lundqvist in person without equipment?

    He’s skinnier than skim milk. Yet with his chest protector on, he’s wider than an 18-wheeler truck.

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

     I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  52. savethepuck says:

    French Canadian keepers haven’t been nice to us but I’ll take facing Lalime instead of Miller anyday.  Buffalo not playing well and we should have the edge in goaltending.  I thought Auld may get another start in this b2b, thought maybe tonight and Carey at home against a Sens team that has started playing well of late. We’ll see

  53. rocketsglare says:

    What’s the big deal about Halak. We all knew he could play. He proved it here in Montreal. So, I am

    not surprised about his success in St. Louis. But, I will not go to the extent of going all season long

    and compare stats just to make a point that the wrong or right Habs goaltender was kept.

    Price is our man and IMO rightly so and I will support him like I would any other Canadiens player.

    It’s O.K. to have an interest in former Habs but not to the degree of tearing down a player or team

    just to make IMO pointless arguments. Price is a Habs and Halak is not. End of story.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  54. smiler2729 says:

    Any hit to the head should be a MAJOR but Thornton’s shoulder kinda rode up the little guy’s shoulder and grazed his neck – and that’s a HEAD SHOT???

    As for goalie equipment, don’t get me started, and I’m a goalie (who can’t afford all the fancy new massive equipment that has bells, whistles, straps, laces, computer chips in ’em). These guys are more Allaire trained butterfly robots that play angles rather reflex goalies that actually make saves.

    Is it me or is J-S Giguere SpongeBob in a Lacrosse suit?

     

  55. mike g says:

    It’s not the hit that should be punished..

    It’s the poor judgement of a grown man. Thornton knew damn well that Perron had his head turned, and knew that it was a blindside hit.

    And when Thornton made up his mind that he was gonna lay the shoulder on him, while he knew Perron was helpless, that’s what should be suspended.

    Poor judgement.

    And what makes it even worse is that it’s been the #1 talked about issue in the NHL for a year now, yet a captain of an NHL team is getting caught playing stupid.

    5 games, show the example, NHL….You want these hits to stop, well make them stop.

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

     I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  56. fbkj says:

    wait… so your saying halak is doing better than eller?

  57. smiler2729 says:

    Denis Lemieux: “Who own de Abs?”

    Ned Braden: “Owns! Owns! Who OWNS the Habs?”

    Denis Lemieux, mockingly: “OWNS-A! OWNS-A!”

     

    I think the Molsons OWN the Habs, not Gary’s World…

  58. mike g says:

    Yea….

    What piss*s me off is that the NHL creates new rules every year to try and eliminate the new trends in the NHL. And when they don’t know how to solve it, they create an even dumber rule. This year they created the blindside/head shot rule, intended to eliminate these exact hits that were seeing every night.

    And what makes me laugh is that they created this rule after how many blindside/head shots happened last year, 5 or 6 of them?

    This year, with a rule in-place to eliminate these actions, were 12 games into the season and theres already been double of what happened last year.

    So, the rule isn’t working, and I’m 100% certain it’s because guys know they can do it and not miss much time themselves. If I’m in a 7 game series, I’ll send my 4th liner to do that to Ovechkin, why not? He’ll get suspended for 2 games, when I don’t even need him, and OVI will be gone with a concussion.

    But, that’s the NHL. Now next year, they’ll probably draw lines on the ice and say that those are no-contact zones or something. Either that or they’ll make open ice-hits illegal. They’ll create yet another stupidity simply because they can’t solve their problems the right way.

    All they’re doing is ruining the game.

    And this all started with eliminating the clutching and grabbing. When they did that, the NHL game became 50% faster, and it’s reached such a high speed that these ugly incidents are gonna happen simply because humans can’t react that fast. And why did they eliminate clutching and grabbing? Because attendance was down due to goalscoring being at an all-time low. Games were too boring, so they had to create power-plays. Once again changing a game for nothing.

    In the end all they had to do was reduce the size of goaltenders equipment.

    Scoring would have increased, the game speed would have been regulated and safe, and you would have guys falling down with a concussion on a daily basis.

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

     I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  59. surprise says:

    Halak gets another shutout…

     

    and Eller still hasn’t scored.

     

     

    wow.

  60. smiler2729 says:

    No sh*t, I got him in my pool. I saw the hit, I’ve seen WAY worse, in fact, I hardly doubt Thornton (6’4″) was even aiming for shortcake Davey Perron’s head.

    Perron didn’t miss a shift and scored after JT was turfed.

    Bettman’s a joke, the NHL is bush and Campbell’s an idiot.

  61. Mattyleg says:

    HEY!!

    Are we going to get nametags??

    Like with our Avatars on them?

    Eh??

    Should I make mine?

    Hello?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  62. Mattyleg says:

    I’ll be there.

    And I agree about that note of protocol.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  63. sholi2000.com says:

    All Summit Pers, Ian is in room 507

    I’m in 413

     

    They Call Me Shane

  64. kmachabs27 says:

    Woww…..Halak is on fireeee………just sayin.

  65. Mattyleg says:

    What bugs me the most is that it dawned on me the other day that the NHL OWNS the Habs. They OWN the club.

    I think that’s pathetic. Just like how they OWN the Stanley Cup.

    How did such a poorly-run pile of pencil-pushing hicks manage that??

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  66. Mattyleg says:

    I’m sure I can get some of the old-timers to hang out a bit after the game.

    If we win, it’ll be easy.

    If we lose, I might be the first out outta there.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  67. mike g says:

    2 games for Thornton…

    What a f’kin joke the NHL is.

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  68. mike g says:

    Yea, makes sense….

    I just didn’t wanna drive all the way downtown and get there at 1030, and all of you guys are gone.

    That would suck, Spacek-like suck.

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  69. SmartDog says:

    Look forward to seeing you there.   Might stay after for a bit but not for too long.  Trying to squeeze a few things in downtown this week-end as well as most of the summit activities. 

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    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  70. rocketsglare says:

    Just win baby!

     

    Go Habs Go!

  71. mike g says:

    You guys think you’re staying late tonight?

    Or is everyone hitting the sack early? I won’t be able to make it for the game, but I can afterwards…

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  72. SmartDog says:

    A lot of optimism about the Habs tonight.  And the beer isn’t even flowing yet!

    See y’all at the summit. 

    PS: A note of protocol: Gomerites, you’re not allowed to punch people who’ve disagreed with you about the value of our 3-point “first line center”, but you can buy them a conciliatory beer!

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  73. mike g says:

    I don’t like it, try again please….

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  74. fuhgawz says:

    everyone’s predictions seem close but i had a vision.

    Habs win 5-0 on 10 shots Price will face 80

     


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