Game 47: Wounded Habs fall in OT

Canadiens head athletic therapist Graham Rynbend helps Michael Cammalleri (left) and Max Pacioretty off HSBC Center ice in Buffalo. Note photo at left: Pacioretty on the bench, soon to be headed off in distress himself.
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At a Glance: Carnage, that’s what it was. Forget that the Canadiens lost 2-1 to the Buffalo Sabres in overtime at HSBC Arena Tuesday night, in the Habs’ second game in back-to-back matches. Forget the incredible work of Habs goalie Carey Price, and the superb play of his counterpart, Ryan Miller.

Let’s cut to the clinic: Michael Cammalleri was crosschecked into the boards by Sabres’ Mike Weber and emerged with a left shoulder injury, reported by TSN to be a probable separation that will put Cammalleri on the shelf for two weeks. Max Pacioretty was drilled in the midsection by a point shot off the stick of teammate James Wisniewski. RDS reported it to be a rib injury, and Pacioretty was taken to hospital on a stretcher, connected to intravenous fluids, said to be for observation and to ensure that Pacioretty had suffered no internal injuries.

Centre Jeff Halpern was hit twice with high checks and left the game for a bit, returning in the second but playing very little. It was later reported he had a shoulder injury. Defenceman P.K. Subban was smoked in the foot with a shot and nearly collapsed leaving the ice, but returned. Scott Gomez and Andrei Kostitsyn were both hobbled by third-period shots. Hal Gill seemed to have taken a shot off his hand in overtime but RDS colleague Renaud Lavoie reported postgame it was nothing serious. Benoit Pouliot didn’t even make the trip (smart guy!), still nursing the flu. Earlier in the day, defenceman Josh Gorges flew to Alabama where on Wednesday he will have reconstructive surgery on his right ACL, joining similarly injured Andrei Markov on the sidelines for the balance of the season.

The Scoring: Oh right. The goals. Canadiens’ David
Desharnais opened the scoring at 5:19 of the first period, tipping in a
Roman Hamrlik shot, and Buffalo’s Tyler Ennis tied it up at 11:21 of the
second on a Sabres power play. Jason Pominville scored the winner in OT
after the Canadiens had killed a high-sticking penalty to Gomez that
spanned regulation and overtime.



• Key Moments: Injuries.
Take your pick. They hurt. Badly.



What It Means:
Montreal’s record goes to to 25-17-4 for 54 points.

What’s
Next:
The Canadiens will lick their wounds Wednesday in Montreal,
having chartered home immediately after the game. They’re expected to
practise Thursday, then play two more in as many nights: in Ottawa
Friday vs. the Senators, and back home Saturday for the homecoming of
their former captain Saku Koivu, now skating with the Anaheim Ducks.

325 Comments

  1. TomNickle says:

    Oh, and on your topic of goal scoring.  There are only two teams in the NHL who score a goal/game more than the Habs.

  2. zaq007 says:

    On the bad note we must have been cursed by the hockey gods that period, never seen so much injuries :S but on the positive not Dave your tweets have been gold tonight!!!

  3. HabFanSince72 says:

    You could wear one on your head.

     

  4. TomNickle says:

    As of my post last night Philadelphia and Detroit were a full goal per game ahead of the Habs.

  5. HabFanSince72 says:

    You don’t get it do you?

    Cammi’s comment is perfectly consistent with Cournoyer and Lemaire’s attitudes.

    “We’re a team and we win and lose as a team.”

     

  6. naweed235 says:

    WOW! WTF?!?!?!?! Cammi, MaxPac, Halpern and now Subban>!>!>!?!?!?! ARE U F#$)(ING KIDDING ME!?!?!?

    20 mins in a blender would’ve done less dammage than this period…

  7. Habhopeful says:

    Good & great Habs teams never had to deal with a salary cap…I agree with you we arent a “well balanced” team, but there are not very well balanced teams out there anymore, chicago is no longer the “well balanced” team they were last year, san jose either, Anaheim, I would say the most balanced team this season is probably Detroit, Vancouver, hell not even Pittsburgh is well balanced..

     

    Truthfully, we are a middling team, who can place anywhere from 5th place to 8th or out of the playoffs, we’ve never tanked to be where chicago, Pittsburgh, washington are and where edmonton is, or where the islanders wish they were…

    we work with what we got, cause all the GM’s know and its been stated repeatedly that in this salary cap world where draft picks and salary cap space is a wanted commodity, it is VERY difficult to make trades, you dont see any blockbusters anymore, unless the team is greatly stacked…

     

    most teams who have won the cup lately had a big youth movement involved with there team, if you care to notice, we now have alot of young players on our roster, Pax, Eller, Price, Subban, Weber…youth and depth is an ingrediant for success, something we are closer to building on, alot is easier said then done in the blogosphere….

     

    i can imagine if we had an exciting team like washington the past 2 years and they failed as miserably as they have, you would be wanting a more defensive responsible team…The grass is always greener on the other side I guess…

    you seem to not understand that every team stinks it up every once in a while, what matters is how they come back and respond, sometimes we respond with character, other times we dont respond…Id rather have low expectations and be surprised (Last years playoff run) then to have huge expectations and to be disapointed (see sharks, caps etc…)

     

    thats the beauty of it…

     

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  8. HabFanSince72 says:

    Ducks having scoring problems?

  9. LA Loyalist says:

    Balance. Good and great Habs teams have always had balance and the skill to switch gears. That’s all.

    You can’t possibly argue that this is a balanced team, though I guess you can argue anything. But the numbers are the numbers, we are not scoring enough goals and we give up plenty of Mr. Softies (to be fair obviously we’re missing Markov and Gorges, certainly we’d be better with them all over the ice).

    If we weren’t regularly collapsing like last night maybe I’d be happy with a great defensive team, but we’re not that either.

    So what are we? Expiring minds want to know.

     

    too small, too soft, too intangible

  10. adam76 says:

    PK out also?

  11. TomNickle says:

    Actually it is.  In their last three playoff appearances, the Sharks have had goals for/game averages of 2.09, 1.63 and 2.63.

    They’ve been under 3.00 in goals against average in all three of those years and under 2.5 in two of the three.

    So yeah, they’ve been very good defensively and sub-par offensively in the playoffs.

    Their offense didn’t do them any favours against the Avs last year.

     

  12. fbkj says:

    a fifth of our roster out in one period… wow

  13. Habhopeful says:

    but they’ve been better known for their offensive power than defensive game, its not for lack of scoring that theyve been unsuccessful in the playoffs, and now they seem worse offensivley and defensively than the previous years 

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  14. TomNickle says:

    Actually the Sharks have been very strong defensively over their successful regular seasons.

  15. LA Loyalist says:

    We need a Penner to play with DD, would that be great or what?

  16. Habhopeful says:

    like the capitals? no wait…the sharks? thats right, pure offense hasnt gotten them anywhere, it only works if you have 4 lines of strong offense and atleast 2-4 offensive dman even then, your set to fail if you dont take care of your own end…

     

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  17. Julie H says:

    They are dropping like flies…hopefully the ones left on the ice will be able to score some more goals

    ♪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. habs365 says:

    what counoyer did you’ll never see again either..these guys aren’t made the same..most of them are big and tough, not very skilled and it’s all about money not the orginization.

  19. TomNickle says:

    The team is winning.

  20. LA Loyalist says:

    No, but we can still dream about having a team that plays in the other end of the rink, can’t we? Without dreams we die.

  21. LA Loyalist says:

    Do I have to put a big neon “JOKE” sign on everything? Sigh…

  22. F Bomb says:

    Cammi took a shot from the slot, Miller made a great save. Puck comes around the boards and as Cammi is reaching for it he gets shoved from behind and goes left shoulder first into the boards. Instantly you could see his face he was hurting. Has not retured

  23. LA Loyalist says:

    I saw one of Clark’s first games from good seats when I was a kid, he was devastating and finally brought some hope to pathetic Leafs, but too many injuries limited his upside. Certainly he was more physical then Koivu, it’s a question of style, I guess.

    G*d I wish we’d had both of them. I would also have no complaints about a team with Dougie Gilmour and Kirk Muller. 

    At least we enjoyed Koivu and Muller, and had a small taste of Gilmour.

    ** one interesting sidebar about Clark, he used acupuncture to deal with some of his injuries, which was pretty exotic at that time, it apparently helped.

     

     

  24. Mark C says:

    Even for you, isn’t this hyperbole a bit much? P.K. wasn’t even pinching; he was clearly the second man in the zone. Under JM defenseman always activate on 4-on-4’s, Montreal plays as a unit in these situations. I would guess that JM would think P.K. made the right play regardless of the outcome.  

  25. Kooch7800 says:

    Hey as small as DD is, he has been playing quite well.  He can easily play full time in the NHL

  26. LA Loyalist says:

    You know what’s interesting? Contrast your Yvon C and Lemaire story (one of many, many heroic stories of Mtl captains) and compare it with Cammalleri’s comment that is your tag line (whether ironically intended or not, I don’t know).

    Doesn’t that tell us just about all we need to know about the “intangibles” currently leading (I use the term as loosely as possible) the Habs?

    Cammi’s comment has always bothered me (and I like him as a player) but I wasn’t sure why. You’ve made it as clear as Newfie vodka.

    thank you.

     

  27. Storm Man says:

    See my post at 16:38.

     

    “I have never failed at anything in my life so far… TripleX 12/23/2010 16:34pm”

  28. TomNickle says:

    26th in goals for per game doesn’t mean that more than 2 teams are averaging a goal per game more than the Habs.  So on the contrary, YOU ARE BLATANTLY WRONG.  If you’re going to criticize, learn how to do math first.

  29. Storm Man says:

    I like the word ” Nonsense” btw it get’s straight to the point of the matter. The term Captain is a funny one( Is he the best player on the team or the one player that you would go to war with?). I think Koivu was a good captain on a ok team, But Koivu is not someone I would go to war with. TSN will always back a player from the Leafs it is just the way it is. But if I had to pick Koivu or Clark to captain my team it would be Clark in a heartbeat. The guy was a devastating bodychecker who would fight anyone and had one of the best wrist shot’s in the game. What he did in game 6 in the 93 playoffs stands out alot for me(Scores 3 goals and beats the piss out of McSorley) That is a captain I want to have. Wit that been said should Clark be on a list with the other greats of the game NO. But he was better then Koivu and that is very hard for me to say btw. 

     

    “I have never failed at anything in my life so far… TripleX 12/23/2010 16:34pm”

  30. TomNickle says:

    I really hope that this Martin’s job was saved by the ot win last night is a joke that I’ve been missing out on.  Anybody who thought that Martin was even close to getting his walking papers is out of touch with reality.

  31. TomNickle says:

    For everyone who wanted Ben Eager for a fifth round pick, what round did we draft Brendan Gallagher in again?

  32. daveho29 says:

    got home from work just in time to see the goal, missed what happened to Cammi?

  33. 24 Cups says:

    Wendal Clark.

  34. LA Loyalist says:

    Martin is still going to bag-skate PK for pinching, even though it probably saved Martin’s job.

  35. joshua94k says:

    Wendell Clark, captain of the Leafs in hockey’s toughest market ???  Nonsense !! There are a lot of more worthy captains.

    Saku Koivu was the captain the Montreal Canadiens in hockey’s toughest market. He battled adversity and led by example.

    Bob Gainey, Joe Sakic, are other great leaders. They didn’t say much but when they spoke, everyone listened.

    Yvon Counoyer didn’t want to miss a game against the Flyers. He was stuck in a snow storm and travelled by skidoo with Jacques Lemaire for about three hours in freezing blinding snow. Their eyes were frozen shut. Both made it to the game and scored that night leading their team to victory. It is no surprise that Cournoyer was named captain after Henri Richard.

    Henri Richard played more than half of his career on Stanley Cup winner (11), nobody will ever match that again.

    “It’s too much for one guy to shoulder. For us, we’re going to do it as a group. It’s about sharing that responsibility win or lose.” – Mike Cammalleri

  36. TheDagger says:

    Agreed… it wouldn’t seem right to see Rosie O’Donnell amongst the Cowgirls.

  37. SeriousFan09 says:

    That was like lining up the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, than putting a 300-pound transvestite in the middle.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  38. F Bomb says:

    PP goal for DD! He is making a case to stay with the team for sure.

  39. Storm Man says:

    Who’s name do you think should not be on the list????

     

    “I have never failed at anything in my life so far… TripleX 12/23/2010 16:34pm”

  40. Hobie Hansen says:

    You might be right but I seriously doubt Eager would come back to haunt any team, as much as I like him. I saw him play for the Generals in the OHL a bunch of times. Warrior!

  41. 24 Cups says:

    Who’s the greatest captain of al time?

    There’s one name on this list that certainly doesn’t belong.  The Toronto bias once again shines through at TSN.

  42. SLONCOLD says:

    eller is having a break out season….

  43. F Bomb says:

    Cammi just dislocated his shoulder. Max PAC may gave broken his firearm or rib.

  44. TheDagger says:

    Clash of the titans tonight…. Nathan Gerbe and David Desharnais!!

  45. 24 Cups says:

    HH – There’s no way Atlants is going to trade anyone to a rival in the playoff standings.

    Tom Pyatt is great on the PK but Eager might have been a nice addition as a 4th left winger.

  46. Storm Man says:

    No trolls today….. ManApart and TripleX have a case of the Habs win flu.

     

    “I have never failed at anything in my life so far… TripleX 12/23/2010 16:34pm”

  47. fbkj says:

    tentatively on hold

    other shoe must drop

    a

    single

    loss

    and all will return to normal

  48. Hobie Hansen says:

    The San Jose Sharks have added some grit to their forward corps. The club acquired winger Ben Eager from the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday for a fifth round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

    Habs could have used this guy on their 3rd or 4th line. Tough as nails and can play the game.

     

  49. Propwash says:

    I got a feeling it could be a goaltending dual tonight, Price is probably going to see alot of rubber.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  50. zaq007 says:

    We’re loosing men quickly :S

  51. Hobie Hansen says:

    So is Martin still getting fired or this that on hold for now? PK and Eller are playing horrible as a result of his coaching decisions, aren’t they?

    Are will still sending Gomez to the AHL?

    Is kostitsyn still a bum?

     

    Any Trolls out there today?

  52. Say Ash says:

    He should have jumped into the crowd and high-fived Youppi.

  53. karpen33 says:

    I might be a little late on this but what was wrong with PK’s celebration after the winning goal? He is a young guy just score the winning goal in OT. Its exciting and shows he enjoys the game. We all remember Theo Fleury sliding across the ice on his knees pumping his fists. Stop trying to contain his guy.

  54. LA Loyalist says:

    that was hilarious. prepare thyself for death threats.

  55. Duracell3 says:

    Blatantly wrong, the Canadiens are 26th in goals per game.

  56. Duracell3 says:

    I remember more when the flames lost the next game.

  57. Duracell3 says:

    Nope, still wrong. NO team averages more than a goal per game more than the habs, highest is 3.41 to our 2.49. Which is a completely idiotic way to try and defend the Habs offense which is pathetic. We’re barely outscoring the Islanders.

     

    Try again please, oh and learn how to do math first.

  58. habs365 says:

    Martin won’t be getting his walking papers anytime soon, who ever started that rumor..martin is doing exactly what he has to do..specialize on one thing because we don’t have many talented players if he did I’m sure he would be focusing on all areas.

  59. tricolore says:

    I remember 1993.

    I remember Kirk is Work Muller.


     

    Lafleur, coming out rather gingerly on the right side.

  60. luca says:

    Wow this is nuts Halpren out also

  61. habs63 says:

    what happened to Halpern? what is his injury?

  62. Psycho29 says:

    In Philadelphia, it’s 9 in 10….

    And the 10th one throws up on innocent families…

  63. Colomb27 says:

    We should be fresh seeing as we only played 30 minutes last night

  64. Hagar says:

    This is groundbreaking stuff. Hats off to the researchers.

  65. savethepuck says:

    I don’t think they used the right sample size.  I would guess the number would be a lot higher.

  66. Hagar says:

    Doesn’t matter HFS72. The real mark of success is goal differential. Ask my man Berkshire.

  67. zaq007 says:

    Hopefully its just Kirk deciding to lace them up to help us out!

  68. naweed235 says:

    I can already see the headlines: ” The Period That Cost The Habs The 2010-11 Season! “

  69. tricolore says:

    I hope these injuries don’t mean we can kiss this season good bye. With Markov and Gorges already gone, this team can’t afford Cammy, Pach, and PK out….

    Hope was the last to die….

    Let’s hope none of these are serious, but someone is seriously hurt based on Muller’s reaction after speaking to the trainer. Sigh.

     

    Lafleur, coming out rather gingerly on the right side.

  70. TomNickle says:

    Meant to type the Hawks, not Avs.  Their goals for in the playoffs have been dreadful and their goals against have been excellent.

    That’s my point.  Their bread and butter has been an ability to outmuscle the opposition and keep them away from their net, not from lighting up the scoreboards.

  71. dre1744 says:

    hopefully PK  isn’t hurt too bad!!!!!!!!! 

  72. Habhopeful says:

    ok, I cant work the numbers, not a number’s guy so I assume you know what your talkin about, but i dont know what you mean with the last comment…

     

    [Game 1] 4.14.2010 @ San Jose: San Jose 1, Colorado 2
    [Game 2] 4.16.2010 @ San Jose: San Jose 6, Colorado 5, OT
    [Game 3] 4.18.2010 @ Colorado: San Jose 0, Colorado 1, OT
    [Game 4] 4.20.2010 @ Colorado: San Jose 2, Colorado 1, OT
    [Game 5] 4.22.2010 @ San Jose: San Jose 5, Colorado 0
    [Game 6] 4.24.2010 @ Colorado: San Jose 5, Colorado 2

    thats 19 goals in 6 games which isnt too bad, am I wrong? considering in 3 of those games they only scored 3 goals, i see your point,

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  73. naweed235 says:

    what goal are u talking about? his ot winner last night?

  74. mike g says:

    Thank you very much, NHL. You just robbed probably the hardest working team in a single game, of a win. You and your gang of gutless and untouchable refs are worth a piece of dog poop, in Africa. Your most successful, prestigeous and legendary franchise just broke their faces, almost leterally, and were down 3 soldiers for 2 periods, to fight and show great character in order to earn a full 2 pts. But instead, they were victim of legal robbery. They were victim of an embarrassing performance by the supposed to be most unbiased people in the sport. So I’d just like to say that you’re all a bunch of rich a-holes who dont even care what goes on in the business that you operate. You pooped in the face of your most illustrious franchise. But since people arent perfect, I understand it can happen. Problem is, it happens on a nightly basis, for years, with tons of video evidence, but yet never no explanations or solutions looked for or discussed in order to better the situation. And dont worry, it doesnt suprise us, you guys are known to be like that; hence why Americans just dont buy your crap product. They appreciate intelligent products like the NFL, one who isnt affraid to make their sport itself better, instead of focusing on how to fill seats in unsustainable markets. They have succeeded im realizing that the business itself will constanly improve by focusing on their global product, instead of hindering the sucessful franchises in order to hide continuous problems elsewhere. So anyways, back to my main point. Thanks once again for dropping a big one on a team who left every single ounce of energy and will to win on the ice. They’re looking forward to feeling like that again soon, so keep up the great work. Oh, and check your business account. Habs just sent their cheque. You know, the one that will pay for those 5 debts down south….

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

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

  75. habfan53 says:

    yes  After he scored Gomez just skated away from him.

  76. deuce6 says:

    lol

    ——————

    Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  77. deuce6 says:

    Let’s not forget that Peca was also a dirty little snot in his playing days..

     

    ——————

    Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  78. SeriousFan09 says:

    Prospect Update:

    C Michael Bournival had his
    20th goal of the season in a 4-0 win with his Shawinigan Cataractes
    tonight. It’s his 2nd 20-goal season in the Q, he also has 27A. He is
    currently projecting with 25 games left to have 33G and 44A in his 3rd
    QMJHL season.

    C Andreas Engqvist and RW Aaron Palushaj each had 1G, 1A on the night, RW Alex Avtsin and C Ryan White each notched two assists, D Mathieu Carle had his 8th goal of the season. D Brett Festerling had his first assist as a Bulldog and C Ben Maxwell recored a helper as well. Bulldogs iced a 7-0 win over the Rochester Americans, Curtis Sanford had the shutout.

    C Andreas Engqvist has 2G, 2A over 3GP since returning from injury, RW Alex Avtsin has 4A and a SO-winning goal in 5 games since his return from injury. RW Aaron Palushaj snapped a 12-game goal drought.

     

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  79. JohnBellyful says:

    When’s this Guardian superhero guy supposed to show up? Who’s gonna be left to protect by the time he gets here? Don’t ever remember Batman arrivin’ late for the dust-up. Or Clark Kent decidin’ to finish a feature with the alarm bells going off. O Canadien, where art thou?

  80. Mad Habber says:

    It was an enterianing game at least. Habs played hard despite being shorthanded on the bench + on the ice thanks to the Zebra’s.

    Are they this bad for every team? I seen several Buffalo players hitting MTL guys from behind and got nothing (2 minutes on the Cammi injury should have been 5) Myers on Eller, and Gustad on Wiz. Gomez gets his stick a little high and gets sent off with less then a minute to go. Sure be strict, but not just one sided…

     

  81. habaholic68NJ says:

    Source?

    If he was released, then at least he did not puncture a lung.

  82. LA Loyalist says:

    He would not have been released if it were serious, but a bruised rib is still very painful with all the torquing and body movement a hockey player has to do, the muscles wrap all around the ribs, even breathing is painful.

    He should be back in a couple of games, but you can’t rush it, like you can’t rush a groin tweak.

  83. habfan53 says:

    I saw that also AND it pissed me off too. What is wrong with showing emotion?? On RDS tonight they showed Gomez skating AWAY from Subban after the goal .PK had the most sorowful look like his brother turned his back on him.

  84. LA Loyalist says:

    Max Pax is bad luck, but Cammi is just bad. 

     Do you think Buffalo would be smacking Cammi from from behind like this if John Ferguson (RIP) or Chris Nilan were still around? 

    The only footsteps Buffalo was hearing were the pitter patter of little feet.

    I was 20 ft away from Drew Doughty almost removing Hall’s head against the glass last Saturday night and Dustin Penner was on him in about one second planning a short cheap funeral.

    Sigh.

     

     

  85. SuperYogurt says:

    Nothing wrong with showing emotion. But it’s a team sport, and when you score, you congratulate the teammates you played with. Subban decided to skate away and do a flashy celebration. No problem with that. But he forgot to celebrate with Gomez (who fed him the pass) and Gionta (who charged the net). He completely ignored them until much later. That’s a problem. I know he was excited, but he was a bit too self-absorbed.

  86. SeriousFan09 says:

    Marc Savard was taken out by Mike Richards and the Boston Bruins are well-known as tough customers I’d mention. Sometimes players (especially the bums in Buffalo) are going to give out cheap hits and there’s nothing you can do about it. Kaleta didn’t stop cheapshotting MTL in 09-10 when OB oblitered him with his fists in the pre-season when he concussed Tom Pyatt, he just went on with his garbage play. Matt Cooke hasn’t backed down from being a garbage player after Evander Kane cold-cocked him. The NHL has to step up and cite officials for protecting players and do more to run garbage like Kaleta out of the league.

    Also, Penner’s play was a joke, garbage play on a perfectly legal hit. You complain about the lack of toughness on the Habs, what message does it send when NHL players can’t accept a legal hit knocks them or a teammate on their backsides and stuns them?

     

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  87. naweed235 says:

    thanks for the answer doggy

  88. HNS says:

    I had a dream last nite that my ass was a cabage patch and Lindy Ruff’s nose was a hog, rooting in it.

  89. kmachabs27 says:

    Cammy is currently in a sling….

  90. habsfansince91 says:

    I’m worried that the shot might’ve broken Pacioretty’s rib. Best case scenario is that it’s only a bruised rib, but even at that, it’s very painful. I once got a bruised rib playing soccer and and still remember the pain vividly (happened 5 years ago). Very difficult to breath and he might be out 1-3 weeks depending on he severity of it. All that being said, I’d much rather have it be bruised than broken.

  91. Everlasting1 says:

    And that facewash on an opponent, then skates away with his hands up as if to say..’what? Take a chillax’ and grinning the whole time. He’s begging for it..and it’s coming.

    Btw, I think Price and PK should get a room.

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  92. SuperYogurt says:

    I have a lot of respect for McKenzie, and I don’t think he’s dumb. But I do think he’s wrong in his assessment. It’s fairly obvious to me that pushing a player who is leaned over and rushing into the boards is a dangerous play and is a penalty. Barnaby certainly thought so.

    At least McKenzie stated his reasons for not considering it a penalty, though it was a pretty weak reason (oh it happens all the time, so it’s not a penalty…).

    Peca on the other hand, didn’t even think it was a hit, which is just incomprehensible to me. On top of that, his reason for not considering it a hit was: “Weber is bigger and stronger than Cammalleri” (paraphrase). IMO, that’s a dumb reason to back up a dumb statement.

    So I don’t consider Peca too bright. But even if he is, he’s not a coach. As you said, he’s good at seeing things through a player’s eyes, and good players don’t necessarily make good coaches.

  93. SmartDog says:

    I didn’t see it as you did.  I thought Peca was saying it was not a strong push so he didn’t think it would get called all the time.  He also said as a player when your back is turned you don’t expect to get hit… so he definitely wasn’t saying it was okay.

     

    “It bothers me…there are old coaches in the league today that don’t know how to deal with these young personalities.” – Mike Peca on JM handling of PKS

  94. LA Loyalist says:

    I may not have had as good a perspective as you as it happened almost right in front of us (we were in 7th row) and trust me, it was impressive, the glass was really swaying. I’ll look at the replay and maybe I’ll see it differently. And it looked like Doughty’s shoulder into Taylor’s head, not elbow.

    That said, and referencing your comments here and below, my take is that if the NHL is not going to protect the players consistently, I think the teams have to be tough enough to protect themselves. I don’t mean goons, John Ferguson could play, Nilan could play. Cammi tonight could cost us a playoff spot, it’s that critical.

    Secondly, where the NHL has really fallen down is consistency, and that is Colin Campbell and Buttman. The rules can be whatever is agreed, we can all play like the Swiss Girls’ League, whatever.

    But the application of the rules needs to be clear and consistent. To me it’s even better that they totally whif something than to have one hit cost 4 games and the same hit in another situation get 2 minutes. How the hell are the players supposed to know what to do? As for guys over-reacting to a clean check, I think that would calm down if the real bad hits were called consistently and the players could trust the refs more. But we have 32 teams (or whatever) if the hockey talent is diluted, I guess the ref talent is diluted, too.


  95. light_n_tasty says:

    Poop is actually a valuable source of fuel in many African countries.

  96. SuperYogurt says:

    Not sure what you’re talking about. But I wasn’t criticizing PK for playing his game against opponents, it’s an aspect of his job. And I certainly don’t think he’s “begging for it,” nor do I think that it should be “coming.” All I’m saying is that he should be more mindful of his teammates.

    And I think the friendship between Price and PK is pretty cool.

  97. jimmy shaker says:

    So Pouliot slides in with G and G, Pleks stays with ak46 and eller, Boyd comes up for Halpern and skates with pyatt and moen, and then Desharnais with Darche and ?, maybe either White or Palushaj.  What’s your take…..

    Shaker

  98. A. Berke says:

    Yes you should have.

    In any case, the next time take a deep breath first, that’ll help.

    Ali B.

  99. Duracell3 says:

    I watched ZSC and Nolan in November while in Zurich, he’s insanely dominant in that league, not that I would realy want him on our team though.

  100. Led says:

    Like Scott Stevens, Peca hit guys late, head down and WITHOUT THE PUCK. I wonder how those two would be viewed by today’s standards.

  101. SeriousFan09 says:

    Replay showed while the hit was close to Hall’s head, it actually wasn’t, it was just a nice big hit that Doughty can give out and EDM flipped out because that’s the theme in the NHL over the last few years, NHL players have become so arrogant they don’t believe clean hits can knock them down. I can only imagine how many fights Denis Potvin or Larry Robinson might get into if they played today.

    Until the changes come at the top or the Media writers really start laying into the NHL and NHLPA starts making a fuss (Hopefully the new guy gets them organized) because players can’t be pleased games are being stolen by substandard Zebras.

    As for quality of officating, Doubling the referee count after the lockout meant a huge drop in quality, not to mention the expansion growth since the 90s going from 21 teams to 30 in a decade, than five years later declaring they needed twice as many referees. Plus there’s the issue of the NHL just not holding referees accountable when they call a bad game with fines and suspensions, sending them off to call AHL games and such.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  102. light_n_tasty says:

    WOAH WOAH WOAH

    I just read on TSN, that the Habs have a LOSING ALL-TIME ROAD RECORD at 1,251-1,256-493!  SAY WHAT!??

     


     

  103. Everlasting1 says:

    Are we not criticizing his demeanor? Yes, he should be more mindful in ALL aspects of the game.

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  104. SeriousFan09 says:

    Well  hey, it’s not the NHL if the zebras don’t stick their heads in on how they think a game should be called, not to mention refs just calling the game differently just to shut Ruff up, rather than give him a bench minor.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  105. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    OK Don Cherry.

  106. chartraw27 says:

    Missed most of the first period and third period. The hit on Cammalerri looked minor. He fell awkwardly into the boards. Weber got a penalty that was enough. Tough break for Michael. Pacioretty was released from hospital supposedly so that must mean something positive. Hopefully, he will be back on the weekend. Pouliot should be back on Friday. Hopefully Halpern does not have a concussion. Kaleta is a piece of work. His day will come.  Gomez  deserved his penalty. That was idiotic on his part. Reffing did not cost us the game and they pretty much never cost us a game. We get undisciplined and take foolish penalties. Reffing in league is terrible every night for every team. I have never been a Martin fan. He has never won anything. I feel for PK. He is a kid with tons of talent and character. What Gomez did to him after the OT goal against Calgary was brutal. Lack of leadership on Gomez part.

    Price is a beast this year. I love his game. Showing lots of character and maturity. Wonder if we call anyone up from Hamilton. If so who? Boyd was hot but hasn’t done much since DD was recalled. Maybe Wyman? White, most likely. Maxwell?

  107. JohnBellyful says:

    The way the injuries are piling up, SF, you might have to rename your player updates to New Habs.

  108. Rainrocket16 says:

    I don’t think it is fair to whom may be blaming Gomez for the OT loss! Yes he is a veteran and lost his cool, Yes he shouldn’t have thrown a punch, but if thats me I am gonna skate by the Sabres bench whacking everyone upside the head, including Ruff! Gomez clearly did not hit that douche with his stick either, he just punched him. How about the Eller play 2 minutes before OT when he was cross checked 50 times into the boards in front of the ref. Poor Eller just looked so helpless, that’s because he was! I agree there should be an investigation into tonights officiating, however it will just fall on deaf ears. Bettman is behind it all anyway, It sure as hell wouldn’t look good if the crappy American Teams that arent in competition to the top 8 teams in the east are too far behind. One of those teams by the way is a team that has been rumored to become the new Canadian expansion team.

    I bet you Kaleta and/or Weber will not have any suspension come tomorrow! Meanwhile Cammy is probably out for good while.

    We need a fighter on this team, GSP GSP!!!

  109. SeriousFan09 says:

    The way it’s going, I pretty much need the non-AHLers to be outstanding for decent 3 Stars Selections. Thank Gauthier for Karri Ramo!

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  110. JohnBellyful says:

    Oh, that doesn’t sound good. Maybe they’re saving their best for the playoffs.

  111. VancouverHab says:

    Would you like to pass that pejorative on to my oriental wife?

    Now having established my impeccable anti-racist bona fides, I can declare that your position that trash-talking showboating is the natural characteristic of one non-white race makes you the racist.

    Walter Payton hated trash-talking showboating as much I do.

    And in the same spirit as your email: you are a moron for not recognising the English translation of “L’Antichambre.

    (PS: questioning another’s manhood while hiding behind an avatar and at a very safe online distance makes the questioner look the coward.)

  112. SeriousFan09 says:

    I meant more the Bulldogs keep getting tapped for talent with guys like Weber, Pax and DD with the big club rather than being on the farm where I report on them. I expect a couple guys are getting plane tickets tommorow.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  113. JohnBellyful says:

    I didn’t see the whole clip of the celebration but I hope the NHL never goes down the road the NFL has with its prima donnas beating their chests, bellowing to the heavens and striking all sorts of stupid poses, while their teammates rush up to congratulate and then have to wait for the floor show to end. Seeing as it’s a team sport, what we would be really funny if EVERY player on the team pulled the same stunt after a score.

  114. Everlasting1 says:

    Post Game: ” Gotta love Pominville’s OT goal mimic. A touch of karma I tell ya. Now.. get the hell out of Afghanistan.”

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

     Don’t pollute the water.

  115. A. Berke says:

    Oh! I must have forgotten that you were the authority. BTW, who the hell are you anyway?

    Why don’t you try to watch that scene/video before you comment like a total moron.

    Ali B.

  116. Cookies says:

    Yes he lost his cool, but to be honest, I’m surprised he didn’t go further than that. Smart to keep the players calm with all players lost in the game.

     

    What did Gomez do after the Calgary OT winner by PK?? Didn’t catch it.

  117. sidhu says:

    Awesome video — Price gives Subban a tap for his play, during the play!

    http://video.canadiens.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=1143&id=93307

  118. JohnBellyful says:

    Oh, good. I can sleep better tonight. It’s always nice to know you can count on a good harvest from the farm club. And from what I’ve been reading from your reports — much appreciated, they obviously involve a lot of work — there’s cause for optimism about the Habs’ future.

  119. mike g says:

    Actually yes, it is 100% the NHL’s fault that this happens. The NHL is the boss of the refs. So as a good boss, your job is to ensure a proper work force and if needed discipline those who dont follow the instilled rules. And the NHL is doing a really poor job of doing that. They never adress reoccuring mistakes, not once. Infact, they even added a 4th ref in an effort to reduce the incopetence that was then on the ice. And what happens, its even worse!! Video replays constantly show refs making numerous easy mistakes, yet they as employees are never reprimanded or facing fines. Why is it when the players make mistakes they must pay fines and ace suspension, but refs have immunity?? They’re all employees of the NHL. Why are some given preferential treatment, when they’re the ones whos jobs are so vital? The refs must be reprimanded for blatant mistakes and huge blunders. Players dont get fined for a hook or trip, so the refs shouldnt either but when so many mistakes are made in a game like tonight, something must be done to the employees paid to control each situation. That is their job. Thats why the NHL is responsable. But they wont do anything about it. They dont care if the product is being run to tthe ground, because their pockets are too full to care. As long as we keep feeding them, and probably filet mignon to their dogs too, they dont need to change. Their satisfying a small group of executives while sacrificing their long term business and the passion of millions of hockey fans across the world.

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

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

  120. SeriousFan09 says:

    Mike, I was doin’ the sarcasm thing, this place needs an emoticon or a hashtag for it I think. I agree with you 100% on this.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  121. light_n_tasty says:

    Ummm…there’s nothing in your 4-year-old link that disproves it…

    It’s a crappy stat but the stat is not crap.

  122. Duracell3 says:

    I wouldn’t be that suprised, the late 90’s were not kind.

  123. Aaron13 says:

    You’re just a racist. In your eyes, PK is only good to shine your shoes. I wonder if your students know about your “dark side”.

    What about the antics of OV, Crosby and others around the league?

    You wouldn’t have the balls to say this to PK’s face.

    By the way, since you enjoy correcting other people’s spelling it’s L’Antichambre.

  124. SeriousFan09 says:

    I like strategy and that’s what the farm is, planning your long-term success in the NHL so when it comes to the Habs, knowing the farm allows me to get a sense of where their future is heading.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  125. Duracell3 says:

    Apparently eric neilson is gone. So now I’m talking about Jimmy Bonneau.

  126. HABZ24 says:

    what the heck happened tonight, was it a full moon ,or did we get cursed. really all those injurys in one game. surprised pk returned so quickly that looked bad, he should wear those plastic skate protectors.

  127. VancouverHab says:

    I don’t want to try defend Gomer’s penalty (since he hasn’t himself) but I will say that it’s outrageous that there’s no call on the hit on Cammi, none on the hits on Eller late in the game, and then there is one on Gomez …. after Gomez takes a hacking.

    That inconsistency is just maddening….

  128. kmachabs27 says:

    there was a call on Cammi’s….cross checking….

  129. VancouverHab says:

    DEL 

  130. VancouverHab says:

    An Emily Litella moment! (Thanks for the correction)

    My poor French comprehension at work again :–(

  131. A. Berke says:

    Has anyone seen the L’antichambre tonight?

    They showed that after Calgary game Subban went towards Gomer obviously to celebrate the win, however Gomer walked away without even a glance towards P.K. totally ignoring him (yes he had seen Subban coming towards him). Subban’s jaw dropped in disbelief.

    IMO, it was extremely crass and classless of gomer to do that (jealous?), I couldn’t believe my eyes.

    Not to mention to take that brainless penalty less than one minute left in the game, thus giving the opportunity to the sabres to take the win.

    Too bad that we’ll have to live with this spoiled overpaid/underachiever for 3 more years (yeah! yeah! I heard more than enough that he plays better in the playoffs – we’ll see what he can do come spring)

    Ali B.

  132. A. Berke says:

    I wish a quick recovery to Cammy, Max Pac and Halpern and get well soon. We need them.

    Ali B.

  133. frankcasting says:

    That was a character point if I’ve ever seen one, we had no business winning that game and came damned close. Hats off to Carey, PK, Gill, and 58/81 were very impressive given their extra ice time. I love this team, these are the kinds of games that will help in April, May and June

     

    Loving the Habs since 1965

  134. VancouverHab says:

    Total crap. Gomer did the classy thing even after P.K. did his self-indulgent sliding robin hood chicken walk ‘hey lookit me’ showoff, and returned P.K.’s fist bump with an appreciative nod.

    And you’re running down Gomez’s ability? Did the Antechamber crew show who did by himself the hard graft and elite skill that set the goal up for P.K. on a plate–with watercress around it?

    That’s the deal here — if anyone deserved to hotdog the goal it was Gomez. And he stayed classy.

    That is hockey in the great Hab tradition. Trash-talking showboating egotists have the best tradition in hockey to learn the error of their ways from.

  135. andrewberkshire says:

    Considering that the Canadiens have a winning all time record against every team in NHL history besides the Panthers, that stat is statiistically impossible. It’s probably a typo on TSN’s part.

  136. Hagar says:

    Criticize him, fine. I won’t defend Gomez. I’m not a huge Gomez fan & I’ll make fun of people, but classless & crass? Who the hell are you? What makes you an authority on class? Maybe he thinks you’re a douche. I can’t stand your type. We’ll call it a stalemate.

  137. observer says:

    must be confused with  gaineys record here as gm.

  138. SmartDog says:

    I’ve said for a long time, my read on Gomez is he’s a loner.  Strange cat, does what he wants, plays how he wants. And that makes him not a team guy. He’s for Gomez first, the team second.  You can’t waltz through the first 30 games and say “oh welll. I’m a slow starter.” and feel good about it if you give a crap about your team.

    “It bothers me…there are old coaches in the league today that don’t know how to deal with these young personalities.” – Mike Peca on JM handling of PKS

  139. Hagar says:

    That’s a profound analysis. You’re right though. At a 7.3m cap hit you shouldn’t snooze through 20-25 games & expect people to love you (I’m assuming he wants people to love him). It’s difficult. I’m amazed more people weren’t hard on him. I knew he would never be a 7.3m center, but his start just blew away all the goodwill. I really wanted to like the guy. Then this crap happened. I was surprised I lasted as long as I did before criticizing his play. I’m embarrassed I held out that long & then gave in once he’d begun to turn it around. If he brings his game for the rest of the season, I guess he can upgrade himself to OK in my books. He has been better lately. Good morning SD (good night?). How are you? Care to tell me what the Habs can do to improve their fortunes? I’m in a very pissy mood & wouldn’t mind trading thoughts. I thought of leaving Habs I/O for awhile for some seclusion. I can’t seem to find any though. Everything seems to just follow me around. So, might as well be here.

  140. The Cat says:

    I havent had the chance to watch as many games this year as I usually do. But my opinion is that criticism will always bounce off of Gomez’ back because of what kind of player he is: hes not a goalscorer, so in a way him not producing is directly related to his wingers not producing…I dont think anybody on the habs, on any level, is a team player, thats the reality of sports today. The players care about their money and career and the management doesnt make any decisions based on team unity,

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

  141. WindsorHab-10 says:

    A tie that felt more like a win. Sabres got away with a couple of cheap shots late in the game & no calls against them. Gomez is an idiot for taking a stupid penalty in the last minute that cost his team. Even though we’re injured & missing key players, I would bench his ass this weekend & let him think it.

  142. The Cat says:

    Why bench a player and chance messing with his head because of a penalty? You said it yourself Buffalo got away with lots, so its not right to further penalize a player just because of some whim that entered a ref’s head: in any given minute theres something on the ice that warrants a penalty.

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

  143. Hagar says:

    I thought it was a phantom call. Can’t bench the guy for a phantom call. Not even I’d bench a guy for a phantom call & I’m the hardest mofo you’ll come across in your life. A real terror.

  144. SmartDog says:

    I think the ‘team player’ is a guy who sees clearly how to execute and he does it over and over and over as best he can. He doesn’t take selfish penalties, he doesn’t shrug off criticism, he works hard because he’s focused on the task of playing good hockey and being a strong contributor.  To me this describes a couple of guys on the team, but none more than Plekanec.  A team player is not the dramatic guy, he’s the under-the-radar guy who performs and who makes those around him better, gives them confidence, and helps the team win.  That’s Pleks.   These guys are more rare, and the model is a bit different maybe, but there are some.

    “It bothers me…there are old coaches in the league today that don’t know how to deal with these young personalities.” – Mike Peca on JM handling of PKS

  145. StevieRay says:

    Well said …

  146. Hagar says:

    I’m the authority on criticizing moral authorities by default (no one else seems to want the job). Haven’t watched the video. I’ll be sure to do that. I’m difficult & will talk down on occasion, but classless & crass? I have a sort special relationship with those words. They set me off for some peculiar reason. Should’ve called him an idiot, jackass, or uptight instead. I would’ve handled that better.

  147. terrygain says:

    It was a selfish penalty but to bench him would be even more stupid than his stupid penalty. Give him a talking to and a chance to redeem himself.

  148. terrygain says:

     

    Assuming that what you are saying is true, it might have something to do with the fact that after Gomez made that lovely pass to him which enabled Pk to score the game winning goal, PK did not go over to Gomez to celebrate the goal and thank him for that lovely pass. 

     

     

  149. Hagar says:

    Thanks for the advice Berke.

  150. lebrunn@algonquincollege.com says:

    your rigth there he’s a key player and to bench him would be stupid if anybody needs a talking to are the refs holy crap the three cheap shots at the end of the third they should’ve been called. the refs are calling whatever they want it ridiculous.

  151. habaholic68NJ says:

    Regarding MaxPac, best case scenario is a bruised rib and he will miss a few games. But if the puck broke a rib, he could be out for 4-6 weeks.  If the broken rib also punctured his lung (explaining the collapse, then he may be out 3-4 months.  

  152. jimmy shaker says:

    Okay PG, go get Nolan and Guerin right now!!!!!!!!!! or bring back metro at least.

    Shaker

  153. habfan53 says:

    Pacioretti was realed from the hospital. No word on the extent of the injury

  154. deuce6 says:

    Yea, reffing was bush, I agree, but we got a big point on the road with a ton of injuries on the other end of a back to back..Big kudos to our guys, tonight..

    Ruff is a puke..Just STFU and coach the game instead of constantly whining to the refs..

    ——————

    Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  155. Omit says:

    After watching the Habs get jobbed repeatedly over the last few years, the next time Buttman comes calling on the Canadiens with his hand out for a bail out to the southern franchises, I know what I’d tell him to do with his hand.

  156. HNS says:

    Next stop for Buffalo……, no playoffs and a new home in Hamilton. The Bills could be the first NFL team in Canada. Sweet

  157. habfan53 says:

    Hockey Central. It ran along the bottom.

  158. SmartDog says:

    For naweed below who asked about my sig:

    Martin was asked what he thought of PK’s celebration and he made a bunch of faces and then suggested that PK hasn’t learned not to do that… he’s young and needs to mature basically.  Peca was pissed at that (and so was I).  To all those who think that what the coach says doesn’t matter, I hope they saw Peca on the panel saying how stupid he thought that was.

    Martin is yesterday’s man if he was ever even that.  We’ve lost too many good young players already because of that old fart. People laughed when I (and others) said Boucher was what the Habs needed and that the tough thing to do would be to get rid of Martin, conference final or not.  I bet someone on here that the Bolts would finish above us in the standings… and here we go.

    —-

    “It bothers me…there are old coaches in the league today that don’t know how to deal with these young personalities.” – Mike Peca on JM handling of PKS

  159. SuperYogurt says:

    Peca also thinks Weber pushing Cammalleri into the boards is not a penalty. Methinks Peca isn’t so bright. 

  160. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’d love to see the Bolts get through their season without St. Louis or Stamkos. Oh wait, they wouldn’t. 40% of their offence generated by those two players, they are living and dying on the NHL Rewards for Failures program that gave them Stamkos. Boucher’s success is based on two guys delivering all the offence, Lecavalier having another underwhelming year and Gagne’s stats are laughable, seems Boucher can’t make everyone better.

    PK Subban playing his best hockey lately, but I’m sure he’s doing it in spite of JM.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  161. SmartDog says:

    Bob Mck said it wasn’t a penalty too.. is he dumb as well?

    Peca was the #1 faceoff guy in the NHL. Those guys are usually shrewd dudes, and that’s what I see on the panel as well. At the very least, Peca seems really good at seeing through a player’s eyes, as he should be.

    “It bothers me…there are old coaches in the league today that don’t know how to deal with these young personalities.” – Mike Peca on JM handling of PKS

  162. CHsam says:

    I’m still with you on this one. Would love to have Boucher as coach. Maybe next coach? OH well. A few more years of JM.

  163. Ian Cobb says:

    Thanks guys, I will get it done.

  164. HabFanSince72 says:

    Not defending Weber, but the plays were quite different. Weber’s was more “heat of the moment, battling for a puck”. Lapierre’s was worse. Still,  Weber should have been penalized and therefore tossed from the game.

    Both Cammy and Halpern were injured on dirty plays.

  165. SuperYogurt says:

    New poster here. I watched TSN’s commentary with regards to Weber’s push as Cammalleri was going into the boards. McKenzie and Peca(?) kept on saying that it’s not an offence, not a penalty. I decided to compare it to Lapierre’s shove on Nichol (last season?), for which he was suspended for 4 games. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plsD3deR6TU

    Both pushes seem to be pretty similar, both with the victim-players heading into the boards. So I’m wondering, why does TSN seem to consider Lapierre’s gesture a “garbage” suspension-worthy offence, whereas Weber’s act is considered to be no even a penalty? Am I missing something in the rulebook or did I miss something on the video replays?

  166. jimmy shaker says:

    I just want Panger back……he slipped up, apologized for it and he’s been gone for over month now.  C’mon TSN, wakem up!

    Shaker

  167. observer says:

    they call them how ever they want to or not — when whiner crosby clearly crosschecked ruutu into the boards behind the net in the back in front of the ref there was no call in the playoffs. — i dont care if ruutu is a dirty player i am talking about that play. they call them however they want to for whatever reason bettman told them that game. wiz was crosschecked into the boards just before the penalty on gomez was called. no call there even though habs complained.

  168. habs913 says:

    @gloveside buddy… markov, cammy, pouliot and patches are out of the lineup so i think you should relax tonight about the offense..

     

    GO HABS GO

  169. Laramy87 says:

    the comments page on TSN is a joke. There are ppl on there basically laughing at the habs injuries… Wow luagh at someone who just got hurt, grow up.

    They thing i like about this team, is how we rally around our hurt players. We play with heart and we will on the weekend, im sure of it

  170. observer says:

    gutless wimps

  171. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Maybe 6 players out with injuries has something to do with it?

  172. Timo says:

    You are welcome. And I agree.

  173. gloveside says:

    No reason we should have to be in a 1-1 tie with Buffalo….ever. Hard to put up with these 1 and 2 goal games in general. Time to get some scoring….trade some youth, spend some money, I no longer give a $hit about next year. Who cares about next year, because next year they’ll just be saying the same thing about protecting the youth for the year after that….etc, etc.

     

    That is my rant for the day. Thank you for listening.

     

     

  174. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Mr. Stubbs – the Habs record is 26-17-4  (56 points).

    Just missing one win.

  175. SeriousFan09 says:

    3rd consecutive year of hell for the IR list in Montreal, a black cloud follows this team around and hidden in that cloud is Bobby Clarke’s stick.

    As for the Eklund rumour, I have interest in hooking up with Scarlett Johansson, but that ain’t happening either.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  176. samTHEman says:

    Injured list:

    Markov

    Gorges

    Cammalleri

    Pacioretty

     

    + Pouliot and Halpern who might miss friday’s game

     

    ….

    at this rate, there will be no Montreal Canadiens come season’s end. Gawd…

     

    “the habs have interest in Wayne Simmonds” – eklund. probably nonsense as usual but interesting rumour

  177. LA Loyalist says:

    Let’s hope the flu is done. I don’t like the sound of “flu-like” symptoms.

  178. Hagar says:

    Someone could do better. I guess I should’ve asked if he believes there are others out there that could do a better job. Refs are gonna miss calls no matter who’s performing the role. It’s a fast sport HFS72. It’s impossible to catch everything. I’m not saying you can’t bitch about the refs (let’s be clear, I’m not sticking up for them) but show a bit of realism in your expectations. I’ve bitched on these message boards several times (& I’m not done yet either). This is actually kind of funny coming from you, since you’ve complained prior that reffing in the NHL has always sucked since you’ve started watching. You’re probably better off complaining about the players since you witnessed the Habs in the 70’s and can vouch that they could be better. Our forwards haven’t been very good by any objective measure (It has shown signs of improvement). I know, Let’s bitch about the refs, or the coach, or Bettman, or Gauthier, or Don Cherry, or Barbara Streisand. Bitching about the refs though is weak. It’s hard to win games with 1 goal & several injuries in one night.  

  179. Duracell3 says:

    It’s a completely different style and standard of play, but I feel last years KHL playoffs were better officiated than last year’s NHL playoffs.

  180. tricolore says:

    I hope Gomy didn’t cost us the game. He should have contained himself vs Gerbe.

    Lafleur, coming out rather gingerly on the right side.

  181. Hagar says:

    Didn’t watch their playoffs. I’ll take your word for it though. People have been bitching about hockey refs a lot longer than hockey itself has been around. It’s old. Find a new schtick. Sorry. I wish I could offer something better than saying you shouldn’t complain about the refs because I’m bored with it. It’s all I’ve got right now, though.

  182. Duracell3 says:

    I’m just going from a consistency standpoint. Last year’s SJ-Detroit series was just terrible, things could be said for MTL-PIT and CHI-VAN as well. I would love to have byfuglien just knockling over the goalie intelligently explained to me. Bad reffing exists at all levels, but it’s something both teams have to deal with (at the NHL level it seems fairly balanced to me.) At least there isn’t proof of rigging like the NBA.

     

    Having seen some other Euro games in person though, I can thankfully say the NHL is at all times light years ahead. The NLA being the worst I’ve seen, including a game with 6 full on clear cut goaltending interference calls just completely ignored in about a period and a half, If I saw what I’ve seen there in Montreal I would be smacking the conspiracy drums.

  183. tricolore says:

    The boys tried their best tonight. A hard fought point gained. Let’s hope the wounds heal fast. It will be a tough and tenacious finish to the playoffs. 

     

    Lafleur, coming out rather gingerly on the right side.

  184. observer says:

    That’s why every team needs muscle! This is one of Martin’s biggest mistakes not having such a player on this team.

  185. habscout says:

    Stupid *bleeping* Gomez !!! That’s 1 point (for the win) that the Habs should have taken.

  186. HabsAndNothingElse says:

    What are u talking about lol gerbe has grit and you don’t want that ? They need more grit lol

  187. MTLForever says:

    basically needs to tone down his emotions lolol

  188. Laramy87 says:

    They could have and probably should have taken two players at the end of the game, not just Gomez…. but typical refs giving habs a late penalty.

    Im glad we got the point, coming off back to back and playing with 9 forwards, they guys are prolly exhausted and Price played well no chance on that last goal.

    Hopefully GIll is okay, what a stupid nite it was.

  189. observer says:

    bs! gaustad should have been penalized crosschecking wiz into boards. both buffalo goals scored by crooked ref!

  190. MTLForever says:

    I am not as mad with a loss because we played with 3 men down throughout the whole night.

    Get ready Hamilton, we will be calling.

    Dear Pouliot, you better lace up Friday…we need ya. 

  191. LA Loyalist says:

    Alaska. One way. I’ll chip in for the bus ticket. Throw in a sandwich from the Main. He doesn’t deserve Schwartz’s.

  192. zaq007 says:

    I’ll take my grit preferably from players taller than the crossbar -.-

  193. Sportfan says:

    I’m usually one who always complains about the refs then i look back and realise its not a bad call, but tonight holy ballz the refs suck so hard wow what a lame way to lose because of dumb ass calls and Gerbe little baby he got hit in the head with a fist not a stick gah. Lol im annoyed

  194. zaq007 says:

    The thing is I’m pissed off but damn the habs put a whole bunch of effort in, gotta appreciate that

  195. observer says:

    still won 1 point with half the team out of commission. and playing against a full team and a full team of striped shirts.

  196. LA Loyalist says:

    I can’t even make a joke. I keep having this image in my head of Gionta arguing with the ref last night and he about came up to the ref’s shoulders and I had a bad feeling…

     

  197. tricolore says:

    Habs may be afraid to score because they will be reprimanded by “Floppy Ears” for celebrating. Mind you, one can tell that Gill, Cammy, and Gomer have issues with PK. This upsets me. This kid has more heart than they could ask for. 

     

    So are Gill, Spacek, and Hamrlik gone next year? :)

     

    Lafleur, coming out rather gingerly on the right side.

  198. Laramy87 says:

    Does anyone think Kaleta should be suspened…. Thats not 1 but 2 head shots to Halpern. I doubt he will only cuase it was a Hab who was injured, any other team he would be all over that.

    I would not be surprised if Halpern has a concussion

  199. slapshot777 says:

    I wonder what is wrong with Halpern, he was on the bench for the second period but never played a shift.

     

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  200. fun police says:

    i hope the talking mouths bring up pomminvilles celebration, it was pretty close to pk’s.  i’m sure rivet will tell the media first chance he gets that the crosscheck to cammy and kaleta was terrible and he can see why the league is learning to hate his players.  

    i don’t think that i’ve ever complained about officiating on this site YET.  bruuuutaaaal.

  201. Psycho29 says:

    Give me a break….Go cheer for the Ducks…

  202. samTHEman says:

    Gill, Cammi and Gomez have problems with PK? What do you base that on exactly? I’m not the type to read too much into things and so I’m not challenging your statement. I’m merely curious as what brings you to say that. I was under the impression that Gill and PK had a good relation on and off the ice from what a few articles I’ve read.

  203. Hagar says:

    Any further word on the injuries?

  204. dre1744 says:

    Halpren is on the bench but i don’t think he saw the ice in the 2nd!!!!!

  205. observer says:

    Tuesday, February 15 Sabres come to Montreal.

  206. ThirtyThree says:

    The refs blew this one. Those missed calls against buffalo created the situation that begged a HAB to take a stupid penalty. And Gomez was the stupid one. If he wanted to sucker punch someone he should have waited till after the game.

    Great effort by the HABS. Hope the injuries aren’t so bad. Helmets off to Price, and PK’s back to his superior form.

  207. observer says:

    how can you complain? the refs had a good game – scored 2 goals for buffalo.

  208. SeriousFan09 says:

    Dave Stubbs reviewed the play and according to what he saw on Twitter, the guy was clipped by Gomez’s glove, stick missed him entirely.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  209. HabsPEI31 says:

    Only briefly, on the PK. He may be testing something out. Fingers crossed, prayer beads in hand.

    And not just for Halpy.

    “Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through.” – Jacques Plante

  210. tricolore says:

    The way they answer questions about him. Body language, and eye contact…. But obviously I have no proof. Just expressing my opinion on a discussion board.

    Based on Martin’s reactions and replies during interviews, he definitely doesn’t get PK. I liked Peca expressing his dissatisfaction with Martin regarding this tonight on TSN. 

    Lafleur, coming out rather gingerly on the right side.

  211. Psycho29 says:

    I wonder if there will be any negative comments in the press about Pominville’s celebration after the OT goal???

  212. SeriousFan09 says:

    Officiating in the NHL will continue to be garbage as long as the NHL continues it’s current garbage practice of shielding them from all criticism and not holding them accountable for questionable games called.

    That and they have a hatchet man in the media in Ron Maclean since he was a D-league ref once upon a time and takes it like you just killed his dog whenever you take about officials behaving improperly.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  213. Hagar says:

    The Habs had a better one. They stole a pt despite the injuries. Heroic.

  214. jrshabs1 says:

     This sucks but it’s a good opportunity to see what the boys on the farm have to offer. With the allstar break coming up the damage is not that severe. Forget the crappy December this will be the test to see if the Habs will be playoff bound.

     

     

    Go Habs Go!!

  215. deggy24 says:

    There is a lot to like about this team. Best team we’ve had in years.

  216. Laramy87 says:

    Plus side is Bulldogs up 7-0 with 7 different scorers…… Who do we pick out of that group to help us out… I like Maxwell

  217. SmartDog says:

    Testing out my new Sig.  Just got it off TSN.

    “It bothers me…there are old coaches in the league today that don’t know how to deal with these young personalities.” – Mike Peca on JM handling of PKS

  218. Hagar says:

    I’m not gonna defend the officiating (I have no strong feelings on it…yet). That said, do you believe you could do a better job? Be honest.

  219. Psycho29 says:

    I’m surprised nobody is lamanting how we could have used MAB up front right now…

  220. HabFanSince72 says:

    The NHL is run by lawyers. Last thing that ilk care about is  fair-play.

     

     

  221. ari says:

     welcome home ryan white

  222. samTHEman says:

    bah…possible. maybe PK is too eccentric (spell check) and rubs ppl the wrong way. we know for a fact he had issues with laps and pleky in previous altercations.

    what did peca say about JM and PK?

  223. HabFanSince72 says:

    That argument could be used to defend all kinds of incompetence.

    Surgeon: Sure I botched your surgery, but could you do better?

    Patient: I guess you have a point there.

  224. HabFanSince72 says:

    Doesn’t work.

  225. SeriousFan09 says:

    I can’t skate so probably not, but the thing is I wouldn’t change the way I called a game each period, or let any coach browbeat me into changing how I called a game. It’s a thing called integrity, something most officials in the NHL lack.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  226. F Bomb says:

    This is amazing!! Did you see Subban and Price on the open net?!?! Price was shaking PKs head when they saved it! These guys want to win and you can see the emotion in the way Subban and Price play! Let’s

  227. SuperYogurt says:

    What the heck would that do?

  228. JohnnyBEast says:

    Gotta love the love between the two of them

  229. naweed235 says:

    i seem to have missed something… what did J.M say about PK that is pissing everyone off?

  230. jrshabs1 says:

     Assume. Makes an ass out of you and me.

     

     

     

    Go Habs Go!!

  231. naweed235 says:

    what did MArtin say about PK?

  232. observer says:

    run by a new york city shyster

  233. observer says:

    doesnt work if your goon turns into a pacifist leftist true. but ask philly what they think. didnt you watch the hbo winter classic series? why do you think habs had guys like ferguson and nilan?

  234. zaq007 says:

    I’m happy our short guys aren’t like Gerbe

  235. LA Loyalist says:

    Yikes, both very painful. Sorry for both those guys. It’s not like we’re deep at any position. 

    Well, you know what, having to play the kids in a bad sitch like this, there is probably less pressure on them so maybe we’ll get a good look with wrecking their heads.

    We’ll find out for sure now if we’re…

     

    too small, too soft, too intangible…

  236. HabsPEI31 says:

    Really? $hite. Not good.

    I don’t watch TSN Habs broadcasts as a gen rule. RDS commentary is way better. Missed it.

     

    “Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through.” – Jacques Plante

  237. HabsPEI31 says:

    Uhhh, dude… NO ONE is reporting MaxPac was taken out with an IV in his system. You hiding behind the garbage can by the loading dock or something?

     

    “Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through.” – Jacques Plante

  238. tricolore says:

    TSN showed it. 

     

    Lafleur, coming out rather gingerly on the right side.

  239. JohnnyBEast says:

    It was shown on TSN and both Boone and Stubbs had it on their blogs, what more do you need?

  240. deuce6 says:

    Pacioretty (maybe) and PK will be back..Cammy not so much..Not sure about Halpern..

     

    Cammy looks like a dislocated shoulder..

     

    ——————

    Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  241. fbkj says:

    well kreskin you aint :P

    at least halpern and pk are back

  242. Laramy87 says:

    Pacioretty, back would be HUGE

  243. 123456 says:

    max pac went to the hospital on a stretcher – not good.

  244. Laramy87 says:

    Forwards are gonna be dog tired after tonight, good thing we have 3 nites off

  245. GuyDoon says:

    Can anyone tell me why the Habs are in sixth place this morning? They have played the same amount of games as the Caps, and have one more win. They have garnered one point in the shootout, versus two for the Caps. Shouldn’t they be in fifth place?

  246. Rudy says:

    Because Washington has two more points (57 vs 55)

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  247. Rugger says:

    If habs win tonight and either Wash or TB lose in regulation, the Habs move up to 5th.

  248. F Bomb says:

    Patoretty leaving on a stretcher!! WTF the only thing I can think of is a broken rib or he completely exploded his forearm / bisep.

  249. adam76 says:

    Hi team,

    I know your sick – but can you try to play 60 mins tonight?  Thanks in advance.

  250. HABSsince92 says:

    And in case they forget that includes the first and last 2 minutes of periods as well…….I’ll be at HSBC to remind them as well, lol. Go Habs Go!

     

    Been a Habs fan since I was in 2nd grade and sat behind Patrick Roy at the Aud.

  251. Storm Man says:

    Hi Adam,

    Can you be happy when the Habs win. Thanks for your time in this matter.

     

    “I have never failed at anything in my life so far… TripleX 12/23/2010 16:34pm”

  252. Laramy87 says:

    Ya just saw that, that does not look good… Good thing is Halpern is back on the bench

  253. GuyDoon says:

    LOL. That is too funny. It’s still early on the westcoast…. hehehe.

  254. habs63 says:

    Well, at least Halpern is back on the bench.

  255. likehoy says:

    Many have asked for me to change my sign-off as it is no longer relevant.

    So I did. I hope this satisfies everyone!

    - Gomez is holding down the “overpaid” button

  256. SmartDog says:

    Fair enough.

    I’ve laid off Gomez because he’s doing his job now.   But I don’t care if he’s making $8 million a year or $5 million, the idea that he’s a “slow starter” and sleeps his way through the first quarter of the season to me is not cool. Maybe he needs to start training earlier… whatever.   And he’s still the minus leader on the team (not counting the import, Wiz).  And yes that means something. Not everything but if Plekence’s whole line can hold down the positive end, that’s also telling about his performance so far.

    ——-

  257. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Just went on the Canadiens website – and guess what I found out.

    HABBY BIRTHDAY BRAIN GIONTA!

    Go Captain Go! Wish you many more successful years to come! 

  258. SmartDog says:

    Is that Brian’s smarter brother?

    ——-

  259. TheDagger says:

    Aaaaand boom goes the dynamite.

  260. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Aah cmon – do you really have to make me look like a goof..

    Ohh you’re one smart pup alright. ;)

  261. Kooch7800 says:

    Nice I still laugh every time I hear that. Family guy rocks

  262. SmartDog says:

    I just can’t help showing the world that dogs can be smarter than babies. :)

    ——-

  263. tony d says:

    I wish my parents had named me Brain.

  264. gloveside says:

    Ya, we were lighting up the league with a full squad as well. Good thing Eller is keeping us in some games.

  265. Laramy87 says:

    Well obviously MaxPac is out, looks like Cammy is going to be out for awhile, who do the habs call up?

  266. fbkj says:

    boyd is the obvious choice

  267. JohnnyBEast says:

    Maybe Maxwell or White as well

  268. Everlasting1 says:

    In other news, TJ Oshie makes his tumultuous return to the lineup tonight :-)

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  269. ZepFan2 says:

    Wrong site.

    Here ya’ go…BluesInside/out

    ————————————————————————

    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  270. avatar_58 says:

    When did the habs trade for Oshie?

  271. fbkj says:

    unfortunately videotron doesnt carry the whogivesash[t channel

  272. blu3chip says:

    Great to see Blues fans on our Habs fans site!

    What brings you here today?

  273. likehoy says:

    tough crowd

    - Gomez is holding down the “overpaid” button

  274. Habhopeful says:

    in other news…no one gives a shite…and now to Aullie Williams with the weather…it’s gon’ rain!!!

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!”

    ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  275. filincal says:

    Would you lay off Iginla if he were a Hab? You do know he’s a consistent slow starter, and every year fans in Calgary wonder if its better to trade him.
    To me it doesn’t matter what Gomez’ point total or +/- is during the season; aslong as he brings it when it matters. Which is what he has done throughout his career. I don’t pay his salary so I’m not interested if he’s overpayed.

    p>I BLEED BLEU BLANC ET ROUGE!!!

     

  276. likehoy says:

    well gomez never misses the playoffs, so he just needs time to recover from the perennial long season hence the “slow start”

    - Gomez is holding down the “overpaid” button

  277. fbkj says:

    just ordered pouliot some nyquil and buckley’s laced chicken soup

  278. Laramy87 says:

    Good thing is next game is 3 days away, Pouliot will be back. Boy are we gonna need him now

  279. Hagar says:

    You’re happy with the many classy Posts? You’re a sort of benign censor. State your qualifications. It’s my mission in life to keep people like you from influencing things. Allow me to take one for rudeness & call you an idiot (is this trolling?). Does this bother you, seeing as you’re a man of taste with a refined sense for quality? Be sure to leave me feedback since I don’t run into too many refined people & could definitely use your take. Oh yeah, welcome to Habs I/0.

  280. bandaide says:

    Hi Guys n’ Gals of HIO been ‘stalking’ the boards since last year…. finally decided to post lol.

    Many classy posts  some not so much, trolls….gotta luv em…or not.

    Great gutsy game indeed tho I can relate to Gomez losing it not too smart at that time of the game

    but whatcha gonna do when you and your teammates are used as whipping posts by the opposition

    eventually something someone cracks even Plex gives  the occasional hack at the ankles.

    Btw love the posts by some of you guys HH, Punkster, Ian,SF09 et al….yes even Everlasting ..rofl.

    Leave the Darkside dood :P  

    \/ peace

     

  281. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    More news coming around the NHL.

    - Flyers give GM Holmgren a 3 year extension.

    - Sharks’ forward Nichol suspended 4 games for his hit.

    ———————

    Check out my new ‘Top 10 Saves of the Year‘ video.

  282. Mark C says:

    Where’s Ray Ferraro now to tell us just how much of a garbage play Nichol’s Superman elbow was?

    Good on Holmgren he’s done a real nice job with that team.

  283. fbkj says:

    understatement of epic proportions

  284. HabFanSince72 says:

    The good news.

    MaxPac flew back to Montreal so doesn’t have a pneumothorax or ruptured spleen. He may be out for a while due to rib pain, but it doesn’t seem to be a serious injury.

    Cammi has a seperated shoulder. Let’s assume it’s a mild one and that he misses 2-3 weeks. Three weeks will amount to 7 games thanks to the all-star break. 4 of those game are against teams that will not make the playoffs. If it’s only two weeks he could conceivably miss only 3 games (returning on Tues Feb 1).

     

     

     

  285. apokai says:

    Let just hope he will take his time to recover and not come back too soon like Bouillon….

  286. avatar_58 says:

    Actually that’s the only kind of channel I can get, along with whyamipayingforthissh[t and twoandahalfmen24seven

  287. fbkj says:

    on demand? in HD??

  288. adam76 says:

    in 3D!  ON ICE!!!

  289. likehoy says:

    take a nap, there’s a hockey game on tonight.

    - Gomez is holding down the “overpaid” button

  290. CBrady12 says:

    I don’t want to seem rude or anything but this sig sucks. The last one was awesome. It perfectly summed up Gomez at the time. Common, you can do better than this!!!

  291. CP31 says:

    Tough week for me I’ll be at the game tonight and then drive to Montreal for SAKU’s glorious return this Saturday night!!!

    Great week!!!!

    Here’s hoping THE ROCHESTER ROCKET scores a hatty on his B-DAY in front of his hometown!!! ;) 

    FROM SAKU TO GIO, SAME STATURE AND JUST AS MUCH HEART!! GREAT DECISION!!

  292. shiram says:

    Man if i had a button i could push to get overpaid, you can be sure my thumb would be duct tapped to it!

  293. observer says:

    bs slash penalty to gill!!!!!!!!!

  294. Everlasting1 says:

    Hab updates. They still interest me, and I like to stay informed.

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  295. fbkj says:

    save it for your twitter account

    ill be sure to not follow you

  296. christophor says:

    that doesn’t explain what you post, only why you look at these pages.

    i don’t really get upset but you have to see why some do: you come on here and post blues updates in a way that someone would post habs updates.

    if i were to go to some band’s website and post updates for another band everyday, i would be called a troll and rightfully so. you dont have to be a douche to be a troll. if you’re not a troll, you’re at least something like a spammer.

    if you’re interested in these stories, why is it you dont comment about them instead of mostly commenting on what tj oshie is doing?

    in short, your response here is BS, but you don’t seem to be a real dick. on the other hand, it seems you like it when people tell you to go to blues inside out or call you a blues fan, which makes you a little bit of a douchy troll for instigating.

  297. FB says:

    I’m off to Buffalo to see the game.  Hopefully it’s a good one.  I’ll be in the front row behind the Net HABS shoot twice.

     

    GO HABS GO

  298. Rugger says:

    I hope you see 2/3rds of the game up real close!

  299. Kooch7800 says:

    Drive Safe. Weather tonight is supposed to be not so great. 

  300. shootdapuck says:

    Anyone who has experienced a cracked, broken or even bruised rib knows that Pacioretti won’t be doing any heavy breathing or bending for a while.

    Hiccups, sneezes and coughs are utter agony!

    No internal damage thank goodness for that.

     

    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
    1st star: Henri Richard
    2nd Star: Doug Harvey
    3rd Star: Jacques Plante

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  301. Ian Cobb says:

    Number 4 Jean Beliveau just sent me a picture signed by him in the
    mail today, after meeting with him and Reg Houle last week when we were
    in Montreal for the week.

    It is a 7″ X 10″ black and white, one
    of a kind shot of the boys in uniform just before practice. It must be
    from around the 1958 to 1960 team. Jean signed it and sent it to me.

    Great 
    group picture of the team standing on the ice. Toe Blake and Frank
    Selkie standing in the bench area and standing on the ice is J. Plante,
    Phil Goyette, Harvey, Provost, Pronaveau, Tom Johnson, Ferguson, Don
    Marshall. Dicky Moore, Jean Guy Talbot, Jean Beliveau, H. Richard,
    Bernie Geoffrion, and a few more that I do not remember who they are.

    Next person that knows how to scan it that drops by, I will put it up to view on the site. But it has a thick backing on it. So I don’t know how to scan it.

  302. A. Berke says:

    Ian,

    I would love to scan it (and keep a scanned copy for myself) and print a few extra copies for you if you wish. If you don’t have any local options, send it registered mail to me (you have my email and if you need I’ll email you my address).

    Cheers,

    Ali B.

  303. SeriousFan09 says:

    Kwik Kopy Design & Print Centre in Belleville if you find it necessary Ian.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  304. LA Loyalist says:

    Scanners often have a kind of flap in the iid so you can scan from books, if yours doesn’t, your local copy shop or instant print place will do it for you for a couple of loonies. Scan it at a high resolutionb in case g*d forbid anything happens to it. 

    That’s a special photo, I just voted for Beliveau on the TSN all-time captains poll, he’s running behind Stevie Y and Gionta.

    Go figure.

  305. SmartDog says:

    LA has given you some good advice and yes, you could take it to Kinko’s or Staples.  You could also just photograph it with a good digital camera if you have one.  Or if you want you could send it to me…. but I’m sure I would “lose” it so don’t do that. :)

     

    ——-

  306. samTHEman says:

    missed the 1st period. can someone update me with what happened to max pac, cammalleri, halpern, and pk??

  307. tricolore says:

    They all have boo boos. 

    Cammy and Pach look serious. Cammy out for a few weeks (shoulder) and Pach was sent to hospital on a stretcher and I.V….that’s no good on anyone let alone a hockey player. I suspect a rib problem for Pach. 

    Lafleur, coming out rather gingerly on the right side.

  308. Julie H says:

    This just in: Graham Rynbend had more on-ice time than Cami and Patches combined. Let’s not have that happen again, shall we? By all means: block shots. But don’t use vulnerable parts of your bodies to do it.

    ♪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♪

  309. naweed235 says:

    hey so on average, how long does is it normally take to heal a dislocated shoulder for an NHL player ?

  310. bandaide says:

    Wow dood you must be on meds lol I come on here to say Hi basically what are you El Presidente? My post doesn’t suit your needs? so you cpme reply with trash I was gonna add you in the list of peeps in the original post but forgot your name lol funny had I added it you would never have replied like you were an ahole lol.     

    cheers Hagar stay away from the brews

    classy worong word would you rather umm kewl?? Qualifcations…. none same as you assuming you can judge someone from 1 post….nice job Hagar unless all this is sarcasm from you lol.

    btw thx for the warm welcome  :)

  311. Hagar says:

    You’re welcome.

  312. jennifer1984 says:

    if i;m not mistaken boyd has to clear waivers to come up, and San Jose might steal him.

    ha.

     

    i say call up white

  313. Harani says:

     

    Baffles my mind to come here and see people nit-picking. One game out of 82 game. A costly one and we didn’t even lose. Tempers flare. We all do shit we aren’t supposed to when we get mad. And those who are complaining about Spacek, every team has it’s troubles. Spacek is not horrible nor the worst defenseman as you make it seem. 

    And let’s stop with all this negativity coz it’s not going to take us anywhere nor will it change anything. Habs will have some call-ups. If it’s around 3 weeks for Cammi, the All-Star break will help him heal and it’s a couple of months. MaxPac as well. In the meanwhile we can wait for another player to emerge. Pouliot will most likely move up in the line-up and go back with Gomez and Gio. AK46 with Pleky and Eller. So, we can fill up the bottom half. 

    I believe in my Habs. They have the character and leadership to pull through this. It will only make them stronger. Go Habs Go! Breathe people!

    P.S. Officiating in the NHL is total garbage..can’t say it enough!

    “It must be love!”

     

  314. 134 says:

    The Habs record as per NHL.com is 26-17-4, 56pts, just one ahead of the Rangers, and 4pts behind the Bruins, with them having a game in hand.

  315. habs913 says:

    ah beat me to it

    GO HABS GO

  316. habs913 says:

    i think you got the record wrong in the article. nhl.com says 26 wins

     

    GO HABS GO

  317. jimmy shaker says:

    At least Steve Kouleas will be on the air soon, I hope Ludzy and his cowboy boots come over too.  Loved the show on the score, should be just as good on TSN2. 

    Shaker


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