Game 77: Ward stones Canadiens

Canadiens’ Brian Gionta fails to get the puck past Hurricanes
goalie Cam Ward Wednesday night.
Allen McInnis, The Gazette

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• At a Glance: The Canadiens came out flying on Wednesday night, outshooting the Carolina Hurricanes 25-10 after two periods, but they still came out on the short end of a 2-1 decision. Montreal took a 1-0 lead early when Marc-André Bergeron scored a power-play goal 8:04 into the first period, but Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward stopped the other 24 shots he faced in the first two periods. Carey Price had an easy night through two periods, but was the victim of an unlucky bounce thanks to defenceman Roman Hamrlik. Brandon Sutter blew by Hamrlik and was in on Price before being hooked down by Hamrlik, whose momentum carried him and the puck passed Price and into the net to tie the game 1-1 3:44 into the second period. Early in the third, a period the Hurricanes dominated by outshooting the Canadiens 17-10, Eric Staal gave Carolina a 2-1 lead when he was left all alone at the lip of Price’s crease. Stall grabbed a rebound of an Erik Cole shot and popped it past Price only seconds after the Canadiens had killed off a Carolina power play.

• Key Moments: The entire third period can be classified as a key moment, one the Canadiens failed to show up for. Their power play in the third period was awful and they were dominated in every aspect of the game by Carolina.

• What It Means: Montreal drops to 37-31-8 and remains at 82 points, missing a chance to move up to sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

• What’s Next: The Canadiens have five games remaining in their regular season, starting Friday night in Philadelphia. They are back home Saturday to take on the Sabres and end the season with matchups against the Islanders and Hurricanes on the road, and the Maple Leafs at home on April 10.

306 Comments

  1. HabsFansince49 says:

    Mr Gainey – thanks for all the right decisions. This looks like an average bunch of “Joe’s” in a Men’s Recreational League.

  2. Kooch7800 says:

    really does it matter. If we have to play pitsburgh or Washington it will be pretty much torture to watch

  3. christophor says:

    it is a pattern. but on the other hand, they’ve flat out sucked for a couple weeks now, regardless of the tender

  4. Kooch7800 says:

    We don’t deserve the playoffs.  Really if we do sneak in it will be a quick exit and what is the point.

    I think I am finally coming to grips that the team really is just not good enough.  Andrei Kostitsyn is not a top 6 forward he is brutal.  Plek’s dissapears when you really need him.  They say he is hurt but you wouldn’t really even know he played tonight.  Same as last year in the stretch run and playoffs.  We will never win with our top two centres being Gomez and Plek’s.

    JM doesn’t have any real horses.

  5. SmartDog says:

    HEADLINE:

    Price-backed Habs Find Way to Lose!  Again!

    WTF???

    ————————————————————-
    Not signing or trading Pleks = yet another missed opportunity.

  6. sholi2000.com says:

    Looks who’s Back!

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 19:10. 

    one of our
    warriors…? Shane is a douchebag piece of garbage.

     

    STFU douchebag troll…go argue with stoolie
    and Barkshire and the rest of the Price fanboy squad.

    They call me Shane

  7. duffy says:

    I think a guy with the initials BG is to blame for the whole mess.

  8. BC HAB says:

    I would love to see Hamerlik bought out.  He is a doofus.  That goal took the wind out of our sails.

  9. BKAK72 says:

    The pair of HAMRLIK / SPACEK is a goalie nightmare. Neither skates particularily well, contributes offensively to any degree of danger and won’t crush bodies to put fear in the opposition. I can’t believe O’BYRNE is less of a liability. — I will not apologize for being a delirious HABS fan! –

  10. matraque says:

    I wish the title was: Price stones the Canes

    ——

    Komisarek: 0 – 4 – 4 (-9)
    http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8469460

  11. solomio says:

    Well boys this isn’t going too good.?

    End of second period 1 – 1. Canes playing a perfect road game.

    Can Habs score more than 2 goals tonight.?

    They’re going to have to cause if history repeats Price will let in a softie.

    Canes goal stunk up the joint but you know thats just Price’s bad luck. Not knocking him..just saying.

    Laps got nothing to offer. Nothing. Lets hope for his and our sake he scores the winning goal!

    30 minutes of hockey to go. I don’t like our chances.

    solomio

  12. BC HAB says:

    Mother f*&ker

  13. deuce6 says:

    Crucial back to back losses..We aren’t going to the show playing like this…What a crock of sh!t this has been..Where the hell is our offense? Since Cammy/MAB have come back, our 2ndary scoring has been sh!t..

    3 goals in 6 periods of hockey…ugh

  14. Ian Cobb says:

    Larry! you have a lot to learn about this dance me son.

  15. HABWARRIOR says:

    We’re gonna miss the playoffs.

  16. christophor says:

    if they play like they have in the last 5 games, and they happen by some miracle to make the playoffs, they are out in 4.

  17. habsguy says:

    I don’t know what # you were watching,  I sure didn’t see ANYTHING AK47 did to warrent and that comment!!!

  18. deuce6 says:

    It’s not lack of work ethic, but lack of sacrifice to get their noses dirty…Nobody wants to stand in front of the net..Frustrating to say the least..I will give the Habs organization 25 bucks to stand in front and take a beating if it meant tying this one up..lol

  19. tricolore says:

    Where the heck are Pouliot, Gionta, Gomez, Pleks, Camm, and AK? Did these guys forget to score? You need to score more than 1 goal to have a chance of winning. Price is  no where near to blame here for anything.

     

    Lafleur, coming out rather gingerly on the right side.

  20. deuce6 says:

    I hope Cammalleri finds his game soon because he has been brutal..

  21. tricolore says:

    Dear Canadiens

    You don’t deserve to make the playoffs. Please end your season ASAP and get on with your spring and summer. It is much more fitting your cozy and comfortable lack of work ethic. You don’t deserve my hard earned money for your games or products. 

    Le Client

     

     

    Lafleur, coming out rather gingerly on the right side.

  22. pmaraw says:

    cause of the pile of shutouts halak has….  duh!

  23. christophor says:

    i think the two breakaways that MAB gave up during the last PP reveal the reason why no one signed him

  24. pmaraw says:

    agreed, habs totally hammered 25 shots into wards chest in the 1st 2 periods, why wont the puck go through his chest?

  25. deuce6 says:

    You guys are too much..We score 1 goal and it’s the tender’s fault..lol

  26. duffy says:

    Why would anyone think this team would win with Price in goal ,this team does not like playing in front of him.he has let them down too many times and let in soft goals to lose games on many nights.

  27. deuce6 says:

    Price? lol

    If anything, he is the reason we are still in this one…We fell asleep and we can’t expect to win too many games scoring 1 goal every freaking game..Nobody wants to sacrifice and stand in front of Ward..How many times do we have a wide open shot from the point and nobody steps in front of Ward because that is the only way we tie this one up….Easy saves all night…

    This is anything but Price’s fault..

  28. christophor says:

    i’m not too sure. there was a long discussion, twice, about a certain headline that leaked. and they were quick to delete it, as they were after i mentioned it again just a second ago.

  29. Billyboy says:

    Price has let the team down ??? Is it not the other way around. How often does a tem win by scoring 1 goal??

  30. Olay Olay Olay says:

    I know what you mean. But I like Bergeron….but not as a Dman, I like him on the wing when he can do minimal damage to his own team. 

  31. lavie says:

    I hope this is Price’s last game of this season. Then let’s talk about Price in October.

  32. deuce6 says:

    Hmmm..Since Cammy and MAB have returned our secondary scoring has gone missing..

    Strange…

    Can we please score more than 1 or 2 goals per game?

  33. 23 HABS 23 says:

    “duffy” should really be quite embarrassed by your post.  It shows that either:  1.  You did not watch the game tonight   or    2.  You have no little to no knowledge of hockey and how to assess player performance (namely goaltending)!  Regardless “duffy” … your brain is obviously “fluffy” when it comes to hockey – still inexcusable!

    I am racking my brain to try and rationalize your opinion of soft goals that were scored tonight.  Are you refering to the goal the Hamrlik was beat to the middle, commited a penalty (Price stopped the initial shot) and Hamrlik kindly slides into Price and knocks the puck into his own net?  OR are you refering to the goal off the rebound at the side of the net (Again Price makes the initial stop) where no one wants to work to help him out?  Which one are you going on about as a softy?  I would love to hear it.

    Now I am sure you don’t want to talk about all the great saves Price made … especially on the break away (While WE were on the Power Play) – TWICE!  Price did all that could be expected of any goaltender!

    “duffy” if you think for a moment that the Canadiens would have one this game if Halak was in net … I am sorry my friend (and I use the term “friend” very loosley) … you are on CRACK!

     

    On a positive note:  I am still clinging on to hope that the Canadiens can tear it up in the next 5 games and make the playoffs – and go in with some much needed momentum (hopefully from a 5 game winning streak)!  I would like to add that I don;t care who plays in goal Halak, Price, or a nice mixture of the two!  I am a HABS (The entire team) Fan for Life!

     

    GO HABS GO! (Let’s go get that elusive 25th Stanley Cup!)

  34. tricolore says:

    This game thus far, with 13 min left in the 3rd is a microcosom of the season. The Habs do not have a killer instinct. When you lead in shots 18 to 3 and you are still tied 1-1, you won’t win too many games.

    Lafleur, coming out rather gingerly on the right side.

  35. christophor says:

    this discussion used to be longer…

    did i say something bad? something about that buffalo game. 

    meh. its made its way into a few articles i’ve read elsewhere so whatever

  36. Kooch7800 says:

    I think I am going to get my golf clubs out and stop watching hockey for the next week and a half

  37. 12cournoyer says:

    Get over it!!!

    This was not Price!!!

    Did he let the guy breeze around him and then push him into the goalie??!!!

    Where was this team on Saturday with Halak in net??

    This is a team and a coach’s failure.

  38. Mattyleg says:

    Man, I’m not usually one to point people out, but Lapierre has to try something new. He’s stuck in the ‘skate down the boards and lose the puck’ rut that players with wrecked confidence usually resort to.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  39. Kooch7800 says:

    you mean you can’t score from shooting behind the goal line twice in key points in the third period.  I thought he looked like Kessel out there (not passing the puck)

  40. Habsfan_jay says:

    I have a horrible feeling that this was the season…. No playoffs

  41. adam76 says:

    We – as fans - should not be upset by this loss.  Its obvious the franchise (players, management) don’t care if they win or lose - why should we?

  42. Stefman says:

    Say what you want about A. Kosstitsyn, he was the only one who showed up with real passion in the third period. What kind of team goes into a third period tied 1-1-, at home, in a tight playoff race, and mails in a third period like that? Outshot 11-1 to start the period?? By a team that hasn’t had a sniff of the platyoffs all season?? What the heck is that?

    Lazy, poorly focused teams like we saw tonight in the third period don’t deserve to make the playoffs and will never succeed in them anyway.

  43. deuce6 says:

    Can Bergeron please be nailed to the bench please? Ever since he was inserted into the line up our 2ndary scoring has gone amiss..For what he brings to the table on the PP, which is still garbage, I am willing to get someone in there (Pyatt) that will actually take a shot in front of the net to tie the game…

    Bergeron is overrated..He has a good shot and that is it..Pyatt has so much more what we need..Grit..

  44. ManApart says:

    I’ve been saying this for ever. Maybe some people are starting to understand now.

  45. homerbowen says:

    You got to give our tiny tots “A” for effort but they just can’t hold on to the puck long enough to score. Now where our our secondary scorers? C’mon Moen, Laps, Darche, AK,,,,geez can’t hit the net.

  46. SeriousFan09 says:

    Go Carey!!!

    Here’s hoping for a resurgence by Benny and some quick scoring led by the TurtlePleks line.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  47. Anonymous Canadiens Fan says:

    I like the comments in this story much better. There are so many whining and complaining fans in the newer story about tonight’s game crying that we are going to lose becuase of Price. AGAIN.

    I really used to like coming here to read stories of excited and positive fan commentary, but lately its so depressing how many people complain about who’s starting when.

    Personally, Halak has been playing well, but i’m glad Carey gets some time tonight. Go Habs go! Let’s score some goals tonight!!!

  48. WindsorHab-10 says:

    BOTH.

  49. habzfan2003 says:

    Stop Pa’*TROLL*in’ bugs…. 

  50. habzfan2003 says:

    Stop Pa*TROLL*in’ bugs…. 

  51. daveho29 says:

    Did you see Hamerlik’s goal on Price?

    Or Staal left alone at the side of the net?

     

    Obviously not.

  52. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Lol,love’s it Bugs!

  53. sam says:

    agreed on every point except i’ve always seen Gill has a positive on this team.

    boobirds at the Bell: get a life. you’re not helping.

  54. HabsFan90 says:

    Team let him down. And it’s not an excuse, it’s a fact.

  55. zooziff says:

    I don’t appreciate the booing either, however, any fan that purchases tickets to a game can boo or cheer for whoever they wish – end of story.

  56. SeriousFan09 says:

    How about they save the booing for Hamrlik who scored on his own net, every single one of the Hurricanes and oh I don’t know, not the guy who prevented the 3rd from ending 6-1?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  57. HabsFan90 says:

    This stuff right here downright embarasses me. I was at the game and when people booed Price when he was named the 3rd star, I lost it. Times like this I’m embarassed to be a Habs fan and live in this city, because of people like that. They boo the best player on the ice tonight for the Habs, but who is that, Carey Price, not Halak. Montreal wouldn’t dare boo the Savior Halak would we? Whenever he lost at home, you don’t hear any boos, only on Price.

    Mark my words, Price will peace out of this city after this season. Whatever team he goes to, it doesn’t matter, but when he comes back, he’s going to beat us bad. Those “fans” will regret ever booing him and running him out of this city.

  58. HabsFanInTampa says:

    It’s very disheartening when our “fans” boo anyone of our players. Carey Price played his game and we lost. It’s a team effort and it should be treated that way. I attend many lowly Lightning games, and no matter what, there’s never any booing from the fans of ANY of the Lightning players.

  59. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …booing Carey Price tonight ? …Who was a victim Himself of His Team-mates not putting the puck in the opposition’s net ? …and the rest of His Team folding like a tent in the third

    …Montreal Fans ??? …the BEST and most knowledgable Fans in Hockey ???

    …well, maybe, the MOST spoiled, ungrateful,
    AND ignorant, …with the GREATEST sense of entitlement in the NHL

    …but NO longer the ‘best’ or most knowledgable

    …that lie has been bared
    naked for quite awhile now

    …there still remain many.many GREAT Habs’ Fans …but
    the brain-farts and loud-mouths have taken-over the stage in the Bell
    Centre (and a few here), and not enough of the GOOD Fans left with the
    integrity and class to silence them

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  60. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …like readin’ You most times for the outside the box thang Bugz …but disappointed with ya on The Art Of The Brainless And Self-defeating Boob Approach to being a Hab Fan

    …the ignorant, shortsighted Dolts braying like Donkeys, at Price of all Players whom was NOT at fault for any soft goal tonight AND was the ONLY Player to show-up in the third to give Us any chance ? …just WHERE do these jerks get their sense of self-entitlement ??? …it was another generation that won past Glory for Our Team …not One of these Donkeys, nor You or I had ANYTHING to do with it …We only lucked out either living in this City watching Our previous Great Team and It’s Players, …or learned of it second-hand

    …there are times when booing is appropriate, and that part of the deal the Players understand …a knowledgeable Fan is intelligently selective, and usually the booing is appropriate and deserved …BUT then are the absolute senseless, ignorant and inappropriate personal put-downs by some of Our idiotic fans that would make Me say to Myself …no longer will I play for You coc#suc#ers …I’m only here for the money now !

    …it embarrassed Me I know, as an ex-Montrealer Who knew Montreal Fans as the best, most knowledgable in Hockey once upon a time …but it embarrassed My Son tonight too …It is the too frequent times like THIS I second-guess brain-washing Him into becoming a die-hard Habs Fan even though We left Quebec when He was a year old

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  61. sholi2000.com says:

    Lets Clean this place up and once again suspend this guy for the fifth time.  What makes a person keep returning and acting this way.  Sad, he just doesn’t get it.

     

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 19:10.
     

    one of our warriors…? Shane is a douchebag piece of garbage.

     

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 17:35.
     

    STFU douchebag troll…go argue with stoolie and Barkshire and the rest of
    the Price fanboy squad.

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:03.
     

    it’s too bad you can’t afford to go see a game at the Bell center…… you
    just like to come online and tell people how they should all have the same
    opinion as you….

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:14.

    whatever you say Homer…. I bet Homer has a bigger IQ than you and he is
    probably in better shape…

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:29.

    ya I’m sure you have a degree, in being a douchebag who slags people on the
    internet for having a differen’t opinion…get a life fat a$$!

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:00.

    I own a house…do you Timmy..?

    I have a wife and kids…do you Timmy..?

    I have a career Timmy, care to compare tax return’s..? I have a feeling I
    make a lot more than you Timmy….

    When I care what one of the many douchebags on this site think of my
    internet persona, I’ll be sure to let you know TIMMY!!!

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:10.

    your avatar show’s that you are one of the many Price Fanboy’s that inhabit
    this forum…. eventually there will be moderation of your harassing and
    attacking post’s…

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:30.

    you and the rest of the I heart Carey crowd here is a$$hole.

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:34.

    loser fanboy

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:47.

    loser fanboy….I bet you were first in line for the Carey autograoh
    signing…..then you and Stoolie went home and masterbated together…

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Thu, 04/01/2010 – 00:16.

    best of luck making it in the world fanboy loser, I already have.

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:32.

    loser

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:47.

    FU

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 22:57.

    it’s called some people have differen’t opinions than you ASSHOLE!

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:12.

    STFU FANBOY… go back to your room and masterbate over your Carey poster…

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:33.

    loser

    Submitted by Habsynthe
    on Wed, 03/31/2010 – 23:33.

    loser fanboy

     

    They call me Shane

  62. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …after taking out My own frustration on You Bugzy, I reflected You likely were talkin’ out of Your anus as well because of Your own frustration

    …don’t take it personal

    …well, on third thought, take it personal IF You prefer ? ;–))

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049

  63. BJ says:

    After watching last nights game on a Euro stream here in Germany, its obvious the team is trying. We have limited fire power and if an opposing goalie stands on his head like Ward last night and Miller last week there is not much either Carey Price or jaroslav Halak can do about that. Both our goalies keep us in the game most nights but if you can’t score ….. Also about Price being booed last night for getting the third star of the game, it makes one wonder if after a loss the collective IQ of the Bell Centre surpasses Howie Morenz’s jersey # hanging in the rafters,? The kid is doing fine, I hope the Habs keep him and Halak for another season. We need to get a bit bigger and tougher up front. Well its on to Philly and perhaps we can get a win out of it. Their goaltending problems could be a solution for a win. In any case we are still in it and other teams also have to win their games.

  64. BJ says:

    I agree. These posters should be monitored and banned if their posts are about personal attacks. I sometimes get tired of sifting through the petty fights. This was at one time a friendly place for varying opinions but has now often turned into a circus of uninteresting squables.

  65. Habsforlife 1959 says:

    I for one cannot believe that Carey Price got booed for being name the games 3rd star tonight in front of his fans. That’s just outright Pathetic!!! It goes to show the fans are very fustrated towards Carey Price losing everytime when Carey plays net lately. Carey Price is suppose to be the next Dryden or Roy when picked 5th overall. Carey Price has played very well with no or little support in recent games. The other teams goaltender has played that much better  Elliotte (OTT), Brodeur (NJD) Miller (BUF) and now Ward (CAR). Our team seems to sit back in the 3rd period tonight and let Carolina take control of 19 minutes of the 3rd period. This game was very crucial and played well for 2 periods and stunk the joint out in the 3rd. Unbelievable!!! Prices deserves to get the naxt start despite this teams lack of scoring. Next game is a game breaker!!! Do or die!!!

  66. HabFanSince72 says:

    We have to remember that the booers are a tiny minority. If you’ve ever sat in the upper parts of the Bell Ctr you will know tha there are some real low-lifes up there.

    Hopefully the players realize that.

  67. sholi2000.com says:

    Sadly for some reason this kid doesn’t get it.  It’s his 5th or 6th maybe even 7th name.  Definitely lacking attention at home.

    They call me Shane

  68. DONJUAN says:

    Those fans are band wagonguys whatever is cool to do in montreal like boo breezer back in the day.  If it wasn’t for price in the third this game was over way earlier.  Shorthanded he made a big breakaway save. 

    In HABS we trust.

  69. MontrealAtheist says:

    Come off season I will not be surprised if Price wants out. Montreal media and fans are gonna drive Price out of town and this will not be the first time this happend to a player.”

     

    Noone ever said that Montreal is an easy place for a hockey player. The expectations are (unreasonably?) high and if you want to continue in this team you’d better deliver. Price does not deliver for whatever reason, he when he leaves all the better for everyone.

  70. adesbarats says:

    I feel sorry for his wife and kids…

  71. bostonantifan says:

    What does “peace out” mean?

  72. bostonantifan says:

    “8) We love to hate Hal Gill but we fail to see the big contributions he makes especially when it comes to blocking shots and creating distractions on the shooting lane.”

    I disagree that we don’t see his “big contributions”, I just feel that they are greatly outweighed by his poor skating ability, his inability to effectively use his size against smaller opponents, and his terrible decision making in open-ice. He’s great at penalty killing because he doesn’t have to keep up with faster skaters. He is definitely not a premier top 6 defenseman.

  73. adam76 says:

    You are kidding right?  Booing in Montreal?  That is DISGRACEFUL – has to be the first time?!?!

    To be honest – I’m shocked Price didn’t get boooooooed all the way back to crescent street in the pre game warm up.

     

    If Halak was 13 – 18 – 5 and winless in a month – they would boooo him just as hard.

  74. adam76 says:

    Yes – all the uneducated poor people up in the nosebleeds.  I bet you they drink beer and do not enjoy caviar.

  75. Bill J says:

    Agree – it’s sad that we as a group of Fans are either the best or the worst.

    I just wish we could ALL support everyone on the team.  And not be ridiculously biased against players who ARE playing a good game.

  76. adam76 says:

    If Halak was 13 – 18 – 5 and winless in a month – they would boooo him just as hard.

     

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    thanks

  78. smiler2729 says:

    Those are the same IDIOTS that riot in the streets after a playoff round victory… or maybe they’d just prefer his name was Cari Prix, oo la la, bonjour la visite.

  79. TomNickle says:

    Cam Ward was incredibly hot last night.  Somebody explain to me how that means Carey Price played a bad game when the two goals scored on him was one knocked in by the player who seems to be the opposition’s best player lately in #44 and the other being a back door uncovered rebound by one of the best players in the World(which he got a piece of, amazingly)?

    I’m sure Jaro wouldn’t have made those same saves, so where’s the logic?

  80. Cam_1 says:

    So there is someone here who always states the bottom line is Price does not get the win. Well it is kind of hard when your team scores on their own net, and stand around half the time on D. On top of all that your team only scores one goal. What is Price suppose to do go down the Ice and score too. Halak can’t even do that. I love both goalies but as stated many times, goaltending is not our problem. Someone posted yesterday that it does not matter who plays nets if we don’t score and they hit it right on the nail.

    I am a life long habs fan who does not live in Montreal. I live on the Atlantic coast. I heard something that really disturbes me. I heard when Price was announced as the third star the fans boooed him. I heard loud and clear the fans booing their own team throughout the 3rd period. I can only imagine how the players feel on the ice hearing boooes at home trying to motivate themselves and stay focused to skate up the ice and make nice plays and try to score. Montreal is gonna run Price out of town. He is cool about it..he said there is nothing he can do about it and it is out of his control. Come off season I will not be surprised if Price wants out. Montreal media and fans are gonna drive Price out of town and this will not be the first time this happend to a player.

     

    Montreal is a team with a rich history and it is said they are classy. I wish the media there would have more class. …and the fans as well….not all of them but a good number of them need an attitdue adjustment.

     

    Price deserved a way better fate the last two games and was let down by his team. The whole team should have been booooed, not Price. I understand the fans are pissed and need to take it out on someone. ..but Price is not the guy you should be taking it out on.  I am neithre pro Price or pro Halak…its about right or wrong…and you treated Price wrong last nite..no justificiation.

     

    Peace out

  81. namgel says:

    Any moron who blames Price for last nights loss doesn’t know a thing about hockey. 

     

    Its that simple.  Why this team continues to flounder offensively I don’t know. 

     

    Last nights loss can be firmly placed on the defences shoulders.  Or lack there of.

     

    Hamrlik and Spacek were particularly bad. Bad Bad Bad …

     

    Coach Martin say’s one…..one little forward…two….two lit..

  82. tdrmoss84 says:

    Here here lad! I agree whole heartedly.  I felt Price played amazing.  I work in a pub in Pennsylvania and I couldn’t listen to the game and that really upsets me about the home crowd.  Carey in the last two games has left everything on the ice and has tried his absolute best.  Then there is our 30 something defense who can’t stop Gordie Howe on a break away…Carey I applaud you sir…to 44 and 75 not the same. 

  83. Mr_MacDougall says:

    I am not sure what to think, the goal scoring problem is pretty scary thins close to the playoffs.  As far as the season goes, I have a few comments..

    I really like our goaltending. Halak is an above average starter and Price is an above average backup. Both tenders are young, so if the y are both signed and both continue to improve, our goaltending looks great for the future. I think we can afford both.

    Our Skaters: Cammalleri is an excellent player, a perenial 35 goal scorer, not too many of those in the world. Gomez is fantastic (I am so far past his contract, it is a non-issue, he is just a nnice player to watch) Gionta is a suprise, I did not know how good he was. Other players I really like are Metro, Moen.. really like Moen, Georges, Markov (he is one of my faves.. rarely gives the puck away, if ever)  AK has been pretty good, hope he isn’t hurt too bad.

    There are a few players I would love to see replaced. LaPierre has been a disappointment, has not had an impact for this team.. EVER. Andrei Kost could be delt and I would not care, seems selfish and inconsistant. Hammer.. used to like him but not so much anymore, he is getting too old. Spacek, seems to have a ton of give-aways.

    I like our team, It would be nice if the Pleks/Camm line had a big winger like Gomez/Gionta with Pouliot.. whom I am not crazy about.

     

  84. Cam_1 says:

    OK…Then lets just free pass the other 5 players on the Ice !

  85. TomNickle says:

    Carey Price can’t get a win.  Be serious.

    He has a .924 Save percentage and a 2.54 Goals Against Average and the team has scored exactly 9 goals in 13 periods with him in net.  Or 2.1 goals per game if you prefer, since the Olympics.

  86. Cam_1 says:

    unreasonably?)    Price would have to post shutouts most games to get wins considering Montreal’s offensive output. ..but Montreal’s offensive output is not relavant to winning games. It’s all on Price right ?

  87. dudurules says:

    amatures… this team never performs under pressure… our better players try to do it themselves and that doesn’t work anymore in this league…yes, ward played great but, you keep pressing and pass the puck around that aggressive goalie… don’t shoot a foot wide, don’t try to carry it around him.. again, where’s the time out Jaques?  that’s my rant.

  88. jimmy shaker says:

    Tommy boy, ward did his marty thing last night, but I thought we’d at least come away with a point.  But Ward and the canes own us in our building for years now.  And we see eye to eye on Hammer and how poor he’s been of late…..Dare I say bench him and O’byrne and get MAB back there along with PK?  I know you’re against this (PK) but we need some kind of spark right now or the playoffs will fade more and more!  But to your last comment….Wasn’t Elias a back door play where Halak was even further away from the puck where you said that he should of done better on that goal?  Now Elias is a top class player as well, and scored that goal on a 4 on 3 PP…..harder to kill that penalty than a 5 on 4 PP as well.  Where as Staal’s goal was a good goal as well where I place no fault on Price, but if you expected better on Halak on Elias’ goal, shouldn’t Price have done better on Staal’s?  I mean he was closer to Staal, he didn’t have to come cross crease like Jaro did, the initial shot was from the centre slot onto his left pad, out to Staal where Carey was still quite close to the rebound, got a piece which was great but still went in.  I’m just saying Jaro probably wouldn’t of made that save either…..but I just want to show you the how different your views were of our tenders on these two plays, and the unfair IMO view you have of Jaro vs Carey.  Still friends though!

    Shaker

  89. Chuck says:

    I doubt that he’s been out of his mother’s basement long enough to score himself a wife and kids.

    _____________________________________

    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  90. adam76 says:

     

    This team plays a completely different style when Price is
    in nets.  EVERYONE grips the stick way
    too tight, and the D are always brutal. 

     

    Bottom line, on average – Price lets in at least one weak
    goal per game.  With a team who struggles
    to score – this is unacceptable and is the reason he has such a poor
    record.  The players have zero confidence
    (in part to his poor off ice work ethic) in him, thus the change in play from Halak to Price.  The goaltending is not
    the only reason for the win loss, but it’s a solid 70%.   

     

    ANYONE who thinks I am not a true fan, can stick it.   Price has lost the room – its time to move on
    and win some games.   Anyone who wants to keep giving Price starts (this season) doesn’t know a thing about hockey.

     

     

     

  91. pic1983 says:

    Well said.

    Even if the team doesnt like Carey, its pathetic that they put their dislike for him ahead of winning hockey games.

  92. jimmy shaker says:

    I’m one of those guys who says that Carey just doesn’t get the W’s whereas Jaro does.  The bottom line in this league is W’s am I right.  The best stats don’t always equate to a victory or a stanley cup.  I really do feel for Price for sure, he played solid and couldn’t fault him or ask anything more of him……but once again, the team didn’t score in front of him, just like Jaro of late as well.  The team hasn’t scored more than 2 goals not including empty netters since the edmonton game march 11th.  So no matter who’s in net the, you’re not going to win in this league if we can’t light the lamp more often.  The team just seems to play better somehow and get more W’s with Jaro.  I’m not slagging on PRice, but that is the reality.  It’s not fair but it’s the truth.  I like the way Carey has turned his own personal struggle around and really do want him to succeed, he’s pulling me back from the pro-halak guy that I am with his recent play……but back to the bottom line, Jaro is getting more W’s than Price and that’s it.  Listen if we can’t score more than 2, it’s not going to matter anyway…..and the pukes that booed price, should be banned from the bell centre.

    Shaker

  93. TomNickle says:

    I think if you look at the goals Shaker that there was a large discrepency in time. Halak had quite a bit of time to get to his post and failed to.  Price was in position.  Not only that but Elias wasn’t standing overtop of the net like Staal was.  I only used that goal to illustrate that Halak is tired and I think we can agree that since Carey got the start last night, it is the case.

  94. nunacanadien says:

    Isn’t that funny?  Team let Carey Price down a couple of years ago and we had Gainey blow up the team last year to support Price.  So how often do we have to purge the Habs until we find enough NHL players to support Price?  Price as you know had the best of the best in an Allstar game and the best of the best let Carey down too…..when are you gonna get the picture, it is Carey that needs to learn how to play as part of the team, not the other way around….

  95. adam76 says:

    ….and as I said – one goal, per game is weak.  Said softy deflates the bench and angers Markov.

     

    The players have quit on him – right or wrong.

     

     

  96. jimmy shaker says:

    I still have a hard time bying your tired angle.  He may of had more time, but he was out at the top of his crease challenging the shot and the rebound when it squeaked through to Elias.  So he may of had more time, not much, but did have more ice to travel than Price, where he and Staal were in close with eachother.  And Staal had a better angle to shoot on Price where Elias was standing on the goal line and really had to make a still decent shot with the angle he was on, even if it was still an open net.  And I think by JM going with Price last night IMO was just an attempt to shake up team somehow.  He needed some kind of chance to kickstart these guys.  I still don’t think like I said up there that Jaro is tired……in fact I think he’s going to get both games this weekend coming up!

    Shaker

  97. Chuck says:

    Price lets in at least one weak
    goal per game.

    In your opinion, which was the weak one last night?

    _____________________________________

    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  98. nunacanadien says:

    When does it become an issue of bad luck?  After three years of bad luck when is it gonna end?  This is like hearing the Laffs plan a stanley cup parade route each fall, and then we’ll be going on ten years of waiting for Price to have his “bad luck” removed….is it bad luck or something else?

  99. TomNickle says:

    That argument is so lame.  If the team has quit on Price, explain to me why they outshot the opposition 25-10 after two periods last night.

    And if they have quit on him, that says more about the team than it does Price.

  100. adam76 says:

    Interesting how you deleted the “On average” part of my post.  He did not let in a weak goal last night.  Only 3 shots in the first 20 mins may have been a factor.

  101. TomNickle says:

    Maybe but the team doesn’t execute scoring chances better because one goaltender is in net instead of the other.

    I posted this on the other article.

    There have been 3 games this season when Price has earned a win when the team scored 2 goals or less.

    There have been 2 games this season when Halak has earned a win when the team has scored the same.

    On top of that….

    On 4 occasions this season Price has taken a loss when he has allowed 2 goals or less

    Halak has earned a loss only 2 times when the team allows the same.

    There is no validity to the argument that Halak WINS games and Price LOSES games whatsoever.

  102. adam76 says:

    I agree – it does say a lot about the rest of the team. 

    You are saying this team DIDN;T quit on Price in the third?  What about all the other price starts?  

    Do you honestly not see the change in play form one netminder to another?  If you disagree – thats cool – not going to call your theses “lame” just cause I disagree.

  103. jimmy shaker says:

    Okay I’ll move over to the other thread so we don’t have to go back and fourth.

     

  104. nunacanadien says:

    Well when the General Manager scares the hell out of the team to support Price, of course its going to translate in forgeting the game book and it becomes what it becomes, free agents, unrestricted free agents and restricted free agents scrambling for fear of losing their contracts come the end of their contracts just so they can please the boss’s toy boy.  Carey Price is the embodiment of the classic team player who is not seen as a team player by the team, but instead as a priveleged scab….albeit Price is far from a scab. But when Bob Gainey destroys the team to support Price, of course the team is not going to be very supportive, not when you lose your drinking buddies to support some rookie.  This is the horrible truth of Montreal. 

  105. Chuck says:

    On the contrary, it wasn’t the least bit interesting.

    You posted above: “….and as I said – one goal, per game is weak.” <– Interesting on how you left out the “on average”.

    Is there any consideration given to Carey –on average– playing tight because the guys in front of him aren’t scoring goals, and thus he feels as though he needs to be perfect in order to pick up points for his team?

    _____________________________________

    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  106. Doctor Device says:

    So which goal was soft last night?  The one kicked in by Hamrlik who was also sliding into Price skates-first at the time, or the one where Eric Staal was left completely alone on the lip of the crease?

    Even if it were true that the team has quit on him that says more about the team than it does about Carey Price.  Are they professionals or are they not?  Did this suddenly change to a beer league team?  “It angers Markov” – how do you know?  He told you at breakfast perhaps?  Of course he (and probably any player they chose to throw the camera on) will look annoyed when a goal has gone in against them.  What do you expect?  Fans thinking they know the inner workings of the team are freaking hilarious.

     

  107. pic1983 says:

    Do you even watch the games?

     

    No weak goals last night, and generally he lets in the weak one early.  Habs have to score goals to win hockey games, point finale.  We’re getting stellar goaltending and players in front just arent getting it done.  Even if the goalie lets in a softie early on, the team in front needs to hunker down, work harder and win the game.  If they just stop playing right away it doesnt say much about their character, and at many times this year this team has been lacking in the character department.

     

  108. nunacanadien says:

    Actually the team has not quit entirely on Price, but they do the next thing which is not to defend when they would like under Halak.  Halak knows how to play with both the defense and the offense, Price does not.  You rarely see Price clear the puck and then when he does its not to give to Gomez or Gionta or helping the defense to clear.

    Given this, maybe it is time to trade Price while his cred is high, before the rest of the league figures out that Price is a one man show.

  109. adam76 says:

    I have to disagree with your reading skill on this one.  Here is my direct quote:

    Bottom line, on average – Price lets in at least one weak goal per game

    I do agree with you – however it is a chicken / egg argument.

  110. adam76 says:

    “”Do you even watch the games?”"

     

    Really?  

  111. Caballero says:

    On what planet are you watching this game? Was it Carey’s fault that Pleks missed an opening as big as my head on a breakaway? Or was it when Hamerlik scored on his own net by crashing into Price? Or was it when the hurricanes twice purposely fell on Price causing a huge pileup on him while no one was offering Ward the same treatment? I guess it is Carey’s fault that the Canadiens are 30th in the league in 5 on 5 goals. Dead last. Oh right, I forgot it’s because the team doesn’t want to score goals for Carey.

  112. pic1983 says:

    No character, no sense of urgency. 

    Blame it on Carey all you want haters, last nights loss had nothing to do with him.  The team plays overly defensive when Careys in nets and for no good reason! Hes a good goalie, let him play his game, and let the forwards and defense focus on their game.  EVen if the team cant stand Carey Price, go out and win the game!  At this rate, even if we made the playoffs we’d get swept.

    THe habs have struggled with consistency all year, and the only place I can look is the coach.  HE doesnt do anything innovative, he doesnt make adjustments on the fly, he shows no emotion, he doesnt motivate…basically he doesn’t do anything that i would call “coaching”. 

    Cammalleri comes back and we start losing.  Now I’m not blaming cammalleri, but im starting to wonder if he came back too early, because he isnt the same player.  I admire the man for rushing back to “help” the team, but maybe he should have taken a couple of more weeks.

     

    Thats my rant.

     

  113. Les Habitants says:

    its the same old thing every night, our players making the other team goalie look so good…….

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  114. rated_R says:

    woah woah woah…first of all they’re not poor and uneducated people…thats very bias…also to tell you the truth you’ll have more fun during a game sitting there than down below…ive experienced that…so dont judge unless you’ve been there. and how would you know that the “fans” that boo come from there?

  115. Nahlsy says:

    “Carey Price, who hasn’t won a game in nearly a month, will get the start tonight”

    I saw the ridiculous booing of Price last night and stopped in to comment on this nonsense.

    Since the Olympic break, Price has played 4 full games. In those 4 games he was the 2nd star vs Boston in a 4-1 win, 3rd star vs San Jose in a game they kicked the holy hell out of Mtl all night but, he had them stonewalled all night long until they FINALLY cracked him with about 5 mins to go and squeeked out a lucky win, he was the 2nd star vs Buffalo after shutting them out for the first 58 minutes but, the team stopped playing with 2 mins to go and left him hung out to dry for the loss when Buffalo tore them apart in the final minutes while the Habs stuck their heads up their behinds. Finally he was the 3rd star last night vs the Canes.

    So 4 full games, he was the ONLY Hab that showed up in 3 of those and was one of the 3 stars in all 4 of those games in March yet, we’re still going to boo him because for whatever reason everybody hates the kid? This is why nobody wants to play in Montreal, for those of you trying to figure out the Lecavalier and Briere snubs. This is why players like Latendresse find their smiles when they get out of this loony bin and go on to have career years elsewhere. The goalies STILL aren’t the issue with this team and the fans in Montreal really make the rest of us look stupid by association with their behaviour towards their players when they do stuff like this.

  116. Bugs says:

    I just found out about the booing this morning. Kid shouldn’t've been booed. He let in 2 goals, neither one was soft, we coulda scored 2 as well, I reckon.

    Shouldn’t've been booed. I thought it was exaggeration.

    Ridiculously overhyped, call me

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant-Director of St-Habbie’s Hospital for the Blind, Head Physician of Neuroflannelogy Unit, and Occupational Therapist in Habsbros Emergency Ward: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  117. LeeFree says:

    For those who booed Carey last night need to get off the booze. The poor guy can’t catch a break with morons like the media and some fans. How dare for some to blame this loss on him. If I were him I’d be looking at some real estate come summer somewhere outside of Montreal. He doesn’t deserve that bullcrap. The peewee team that we saw in the third period wasn’t his doing!!!!

  118. Bugs says:

    San Jose did NOT “kick holy hell out of Mtl all night”; they kicked holy hell out of Mtl in the 3rd. The Kid couldn’t hold the fort. No shame in losing to the Sharks, but uh…easy on the free pass there.

    As for Buffaler, forget it, he had TWO chances to stop the puck: with 2 minutes in regulation with a TWO-GOAL cushion AND the SHOOTOUT, where it was just HIM vs the OTHER. Yes, he can take some blame.

    Last night though? Kept’em in the game; our guys didn’t score.

    Wasn’t his fault. You can free pass him away.

    Ridiculously overhyped, call me

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant-Director of St-Habbie’s Hospital for the Blind, Head Physician of Neuroflannelogy Unit, and Occupational Therapist in Habsbros Emergency Ward: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  119. Bugs says:

    I think Stanley Cup-winnin Cam Ward can look good on his own…

    Ridiculously overhyped, call me

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant-Director of St-Habbie’s Hospital for the Blind, Head Physician of Neuroflannelogy Unit, and Occupational Therapist in Habsbros Emergency Ward: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  120. Shublips says:

    The Habs are just NOT able to score 5-on-5.  It is a horrible problem that has plagued this team for years.  Last night the same trend continued and as a result the Habs made Ward look amazing.  Don’t get me wrong, because Ward WAS amazing, but I just think that the Habs anemic offense tends to make goaltenders look even better than they are.

    Read my article about the game here:
    http://www.habsaddict.com/2010/04/montreal-carolina-ward-backstops-canes.html

  121. Habfan29 says:

    This team is a reflection of it coach, boring, uninspired, no creativity and no sense of urgency. We need a coach with passion and that passion will rub off on the players. How can Price be left out to dry repeatedly and get booed, he kept them in the game in the 3rd period. I cannot wait until Price is in Chicago winning a cup and the same booers of Price will be b*tching that we let him get away. Pathetic…..

  122. Bill J says:

    Your quickly turning into a Timo.

    Just saying

    Ridiculously overhyped – YES you are ;)

     

  123. Les Habitants says:

    he doing a poor job of that so far this year………

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  124. JohnnyBEast says:

    We have to keep Price around for next year, with all the bad luck he has had this year it has to turn around at some point. Right?

  125. MontrealAtheist says:

    Another game, another L for Carey Price … Wonder which excuse it will be this time: Did he just have “bad luck” or did 
    “the team let him down” again?

  126. SeriousFan09 says:

    If you want to see a well-coached team with a will to win, the Bulldogs aim for Franchise history Thursday night in the hunt for their 50th regular season win. David Desharnais, Brock Trotter are both hunting to crack the 77 point record and are each 4 points away from it, Subban continues to pad the record for single-season scoring by a Bulldogs defencemen.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  127. dre1744 says:

    I  sure hope the habs don’t fork out 5 mill for  Tomas Plekanec   he has kind of dissapeared  down the stretch run  8 points in last 13 games….  Hell Grabovsky  in toronto  has 8 points in the last 13 games.

  128. J. Ambrose says:

    He played great tonight. The only bright spot on an otherwise dismal performance.

  129. Frank2468 says:

    I’m not going to go in to a long and draw out rant and rave about the team because most of you have already said what I already feel.  All that I get from watching them is a fowl mood I don’t even enjoy watching the games anymore.  It gets tiring to hear the same rhetoric every year BLAH BLAH BLAH this is the year.  But I will say this I hope they don’t make the playoffs they don’t deserve it and if they should happen to squeak in a** back wards the club and organization will be embarrassed to no end and bounced in 4.  Because They Stink like fresh dung pile in summer at a temperature of 43 degrees Celsius.

    P.S. I know they are out of the playoffs, but what is scary is that watching the Leafs is more entertaining than watching the Habs.  Oh my god the 2012 prediction of universal annihilation just may come true.

  130. SeriousFan09 says:

    He’s been dealing with a hip injury for the last couple weeks, taking therapy days and doing the best he can with it.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  131. pablojinko says:

    Yeah… because I’m sure the other 18 guys are happy because they did their job… if it wasn’t for Price who let in one goal… who could possible think the team will make the playoffs if this kid doesn’t deliver shutouts… at least..

    I’m sure if Halak was in nets tonight the habs would have won it 5-0, including 2G and 3 assist for Jaro… (sarcasm off)

     

    …only in Montreal

     

     

  132. ZimHabwe says:

    Thoughts of the night:

    1) To MTL fans, please learn that buying a ticket at the Bell centre does not constitute an automatic victory. This is not a money back guarantee. If you cannot control your emotions at the game, please don’t buy the ticket. And honestly if someone is gonna justify booing our own players because it is a culture we’re stuck in dating back to Boom Boom Geoffrion, then I think we have a problem.

    2) If we make it to the playoffs it’s because we deserve to. If we don’t make it, it’s because we don’t deserve to.

    3) The Montreal Canadiens at their best are a very good team. I wish they saw the net the same way Kovalchuk (just a name randomly chosen from the league’s best) saw the net – A device you bury a puck in.

    4) Taking the puck out of our zone is not a skill we are blessed with. It is our achilles tendon.

    5) When will the Montreal Canadiens give Carey price a break? It’s almost like they want him to lose everytime he’s in nets.Oh…. and if I had one wish, it would be to slap the taste out of the mouth of every fool who booed tonight.

    6) This is definitely number 40′s last season in MTL.

    7) I miss Metro already.

    8) We love to hate Hal Gill but we fail to see the big contributions he makes especially when it comes to blocking shots and creating distractions on the shooting lane.

    9) I don’t know what depresses me more. Watching my team lose or it’s unforgiving fans.

    10) Go Habs Go!

  133. Bugs says:

    1) Bullspit. Victory all the time. Every time.

    2) Sell that to Hallmark; we ain’t buyin.

    3) Yeah, that’s what we need, a pay-to-play superstar; give us a break.

    4) Don’t tell us it took you 77 games to figure that out, mate.

    5) When he starts winnin; we’ll stop givin’m a hard time; how’s that sound?

    6) Link, please.

    7) Sure wouldna hurt tonight.

    8) Maybe he can distract the other team not to beat us.

    9) The team losing, definitely. Or else, your priorities are out’ve wack.

    10) Yeah, yeah…

    Ridiculously overhyped, call me

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant-Director of St-Habbie’s Hospital for the Blind, Head Physician of Neuroflannelogy Unit, and Occupational Therapist in Habsbros Emergency Ward: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  134. Thecityishockey says:

    I agree. I am very worried.

  135. Storm Man says:

    wow did that happen unreal guess Price will win cups with a other team and we will go without for other 15 years

  136. Les Habitants says:

    I HATE Ward so friggin much! I hated his guts ever since he took over for gerber the last time the habs played the canes in the playoffs. I’d be very happy if he never wins another game for the rest of his life!

     

     The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  137. deuce6 says:

    double post

  138. SeriousFan09 says:

    You know it’s bad when Ian is getting really pessimistic about things.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  139. deuce6 says:

    The guy was doing his job..Too bad the 18 players shooting against him weren’t..

  140. Les Habitants says:

    Ya I know, but i still HATE his FRIGGIN GUTS!!

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  141. Mikey_39 says:

    It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last.  A lot of people have NO CLASS.  I remember during the 100th anniversary ceremony, they booed Gainey when his name was announced.  It’s shameful.  Some people really disgust me.

     

    I liked Price when he first started.  But then with all the partying stories that started affecting his on-ice performance, and his really bad attitude I’ve started really disliking him.  But you gotta feel for him. He’s been playing well but just can’t get a win.  He can’t be blamed for the loss.

  142. Mattyleg says:

    What’s the difference between a literal hope and a figurative hope?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  143. MontrealAtheist says:

    Why they booed Price, I’ll never know.”

     

    Could it be because the team loses disproportionately often when Price is in net compared to Halak?

  144. Les Habitants says:

    I don’t know about anyone else but I’ll have one one my own!

    That was so brutal to have to go through that 3 years ago when Huet blew it.

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  145. sillywalk says:

    Sure he does (Halak). I answered this when you posted it once already, but you must have chosen to ignore it. Of course, when the majority of Price’s games end in a loss, of course it will appear that he does post-game interviews after losing more often than Halak does. Either way, stop spreading your agenda through inaccuracies.

  146. deuce6 says:

    Since losing the number 1 status, he has been working harder than any other player in the line up..He is the 1st guy on the ice during practices and last guy off of the ice when it done…Rarely, if ever takes optional skates off…

    I am, in no way, a Price fanboy or a Halak fanboy, but you have to respect a guy when he tries to get things together and try..Since the Olympic break, he has been much better..He looked pretty choked up during that interview..The fans booing him hurt..I could tell..

  147. Habscore says:

    Are you serious?? Oh man. This is incredible.
    Maybe they were still booing the 2 first stars who were Canes…? :S

  148. Mattyleg says:

    I was pretty disgusted with fans booing during the game.

    We never used to do that. It’s a bad habit that has taken on because people who don’t understand hockey think that the teams owe them something and that they deserve something for having bought a ticket. It’s all about the ‘me-centric’ miserableness of society that causes car accidents because people want to get wherever they’re going FIRST before everyone else, regardless of laws or manners.

    Go to a game to CHEER your team. Your team does not like losing, and when they lose, you’re SHARING in their defeat. It’s about respect. Bring any soccer (football) fan over here from anywhere in Europe and take them to a game at the Bell Centre and see how they react to people BOOING their OWN TEAM. They’d be, to borrow their term, gobsmacked.

    Imagine how it must make the visitors feel that they’ve made the Habs own fans turn on them. Congratulations.

    Pathetic.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  149. pmaraw says:

    it really is sickening

  150. wotever says:

    Y’know, I’ve been reading the crap on this board and frankly it’s pathetic.  The ‘Canes are not the worse team in the league. 

    The only stats I can find are the L10′s, which puts these teams as worse than the CANES:

     

    • 3 | Pittsburgh | 4-4-2
    • 4 | NJ Devils  | 4-3-3
    • 5 | Ottawa | 5-5-0
    • 6 | Flyers | 3-5-2
    • 7 | Boston | 5-5-0
    • 12 | Tampa | 3-7-0 (suck on that Vincent fans)
    • 14 | Florida | 3-5-2

     

    TIED with the Canes:

     

    • 10 | Rangers | 5-4-1

     

    Better than the Canes:

     

    • 1 | Washington | 5-2-3
    • 2 | Buffalo | 7-2-1
    • 8 | Montreal | 5-3-2
    • 9 | Atlanta | 6-2-2
    • 13 | Islanders | 5-3-2
    • 14 | Florida | 5-3-2
    • 15 | Toronto | 6-3-1

     

    That puts the Canes nowhere near the bottom.  As a matter of fact, the exceptions being  the top two teams and THE HABS they’re better than 5 of the TOP 8 TEAMS.

    So Hammer put the puck in the net after blowing the play and getting a penalty.  A CRAPPY powerplay led to a goal on us.  Cam Ward stood on his head.  Cole turned his numbers to _Cammy_ and then fell down.  We didn’t play that bad, we didn’t lose to the “worse team in the league”.  

    You’ll have to speak up – I’m wearing a towel.

  151. deuce6 says:

    Bell Center fans give the rest of us a bad name..Like you say, he gives his all to the fans and they boo the kid…Go figure..

  152. SeriousFan09 says:

    You’ve obviously never paid a visit to the Wachovia Centre in Philly, not been there myself but trust me, if there is an uglier crowd of hockey fans in the world, it’s because a leper colony set up an intermural league. The stories I’ve heard about that place…

    This town is filled with ingrates though, disgusting fan behaviour makes me ashamed to be associated with the Canadiens fanbase as a whole sometimes.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  153. Les Habitants says:

    There are 18 players who should get booed tonight and Price is not one of them. When the team goes south in MTL things get ugly

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  154. pmaraw says:

    3rd star gets announced 1st, 2nd = 2nd and 1st star gets announced last.

  155. Habscore says:

    or maybe the sound of my hands punching my legs…..aah!!! that’s where all the bruises come from…

  156. PeterStone says:

    were you at that game .. the 100th anniversary game ? Obviously you werent, because no one booed Bob Gainey. 

  157. gohabsgo25 says:

    why was there no timeout with 1:30 left in the game. i seriously think jacque is a piece of crap coach who doesnt communicate with his players.

     

    Seriously common u need to regroup and communciate worst coach everr. the team cant score no more  like common im getting fed up. they cant complete a proper pass. tabranac

  158. pmaraw says:

    i bet they never boo’d one of their own who earned 3rd star even tho they lost.

  159. christophor says:

    did i catch a domestic abuse joke? i think i did. haha?

  160. Les Habitants says:

    I know, I seen it too. drove me absolutely crazy!!

    Also he never shows any emotion behind the bench

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  161. 4EverHabsFan says:

    right now, unfortunately i am sitting here, and saying that you want a team that plays hard night in and night out, you may end up cheering for the laffs, who are what 3rd last? they play harder and give 100% more than this collection of talent wearing our beloved blue-blanc-et-rouge sweater.  

    i feel sorry for pricey- it hasn’t been his fault most nights this year. halak has been better and should be the one the rest of the way. carey, the best move for him is to head out of town- not to even consider resigning with this club. the players don’t seem to “play” when he is in there… i think everyone here would agree that the team plays soooo tight when he is in goal compared to halak… it’s really weird, and secondly the fans treat this 22-year old KID like sh*t!! why would you boo HIM tonight??? we got DOMINATED in the 3rd period? shouldn’t they have booed the rest of the team who cannot score a goal to save their lives?? where has pouliot been? boo him for sh*t sake’s… man this is frustrating… aren’t we supposed to be the smartest and best fans in hockey?? booing they goalie when the rest of the guys suck ass, c’mon everyone can see it.

    i am tired of hearing about the goalie battle in montreal. it is all we post and read about here. i don’t care as long as we win- that is it. i thought this years the habs would use the tandem of price and halak, a la the roy/hayward tandem in the late 80′s and early 90′s. they won at least 2 jennings trophies as a tandem, a fresh roy taking the habs to the cup final in 1989… why wouldn’t that work now?? 

    martin puzzles me. why would you ride halak for 9 straight or whatever it was then throw price in against buffalo last week? a top 3 team in the conference? odd… isn’t halak the guy? martin is strange… no logic… i cannot figure this clown out? how do you take one of the top scoring teams a couple of season’s ago and turn them into this product? get a goal or 2 lead and sit back and rely on you “size” and “defense” to get you 2 points… how many points have we given away in the last 5 minutes to teams we are now chasing or competing with for a playoff spot… or worse yet, given up points to teams that are sh*t???

    people the problem is simple- jack martin…

    sorry for the winded post

  162. Willy the bum says:

    There’s nothing you can’t do about it to the fans.  Don Cherry mentioned of a time when Boom Boom Geoffrion got the scoring title away from Rocket Richard (who was a close second).  Richard was probably got injured or something, but he’s the favorite among fans.  So what did the fans done to Boom Boom when he’s on the ice?  THEY BOOED HIM!

    Trust me, that tradition lives on since then…

  163. pmaraw says:

    the maturity level in here is terribly low, grow up kids.

  164. SeriousFan09 says:

    JM must think TO’s were cancelled after the lockout perhaps.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  165. gohabsgo25 says:

    like price played good what would he do when his own d runs into him? like common and the d leaves him out to dry

  166. Ricky says:

    I hate the result, but what I hate more are the fans.  Why they booed Price, I’ll never know.  These people are fools (and tools) to boo the only player that showed up.  I feel bad for Price and Halak and the people just won’t give them credit.

    These are the same idiots that chant Ole Ole out of cue and when they shouldn’t. I’m mad, I had to vent.  Bring on the golf.  The team nor it’s fans deserve the playoffs the way they are acting.

    Our only sign of hope looks like Hamilton, they are playing great and I’m proud of the coach and team! At least there is some light somewhere

     

    EDIT: Don’t bother reading the RDS comments.  They want blood and heads to roll, from every person associated with the team!

  167. Mikey_39 says:

    I don’t care what they do with their personal time.  I didn’t care when I would hear Price is a major party animal.  I would defend him.  But it should not affect you’re performances.  He’s getting paid a lot of money to do a job most people dream of.  If you partying is the only thing you care about, then get the hell out.

     

    I’m not one to listen to rumors, especially here in Montreal, where rumors are made up every day around the Canadiens.  But when his attitude has been pathetic.  He’s been handed everything to him since winning the world juniors and the Calder cup.  ANd it’s all gone straight to his head.  I was so pissed when I saw him give that joke interview after we lost a game in the playoffs.  He didn’t give a crap.  He had become a spoiled brat.

     

    Halak has always been a good goalie and has been treated really unfairly.  He was top goalie in the AHL two years straight, and was pushed aside when Price came.  Same in Montreal.  I’m glad Halak has finally been given the chance he deserves.  And i’m also glad it happened because Price needed a reality check.  It seems he’s been working harder now, and has come back down to earth a little bit.

  168. gohabsgo25 says:

    i think muller seriously should take over as coach. he is always communicating with the players and it makes the players work harder. rather than that damm penguin martin.

  169. Willy the bum says:

    It’s the Domino effect, starting with Roman Jambon-lik.

  170. 4EverHabsFan says:

    so we make the playoffs… get swept by washington, jersey, pittsburgh??? what good does that do??? agree pricey needs a change… not even 3 years into his career and montreal has given up on a 22-year old kid… WOW! imagine if the Jays had given up on Roy Halladay after his 1st season in tthe league… sure he’s gone now, but they got like 8 AMAZING seasons out of that guy! who is the last habs prospect that developed here and became the star everyone thought he’d be??? we get rid of them too fast to find out…

    koivu was a great leader, i was happy what he gave night in and night out, he is the only face of the habs we have seen since trembley ran patrick roy out of town, but i think there are many people out there who thought he should score more goals.

  171. ooder says:

    it was carbonesque of him

    ——————

    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  172. Willy the bum says:

    You got a toke there, Ricky?  O_O <—Bubbles

  173. Mattyleg says:

    Yeah, true ’nuff… but it still sucks!!!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  174. wotever says:

    That story is a little more subtle in that the suspension Rocket got was questionable, which led to Boom Boom being able to get the scoring title.  It could be argued they were booing the refs, the nhl, the situation.

    But I wasn’t there, I’m just playing devil’s advocate.

    You’ll have to speak up – I’m wearing a towel.

  175. SeriousFan09 says:

    Teemu Selanne has tied Jari Kurri for 601 career goals, Selanne has some time left to best the mark of his childhood hero and have more goals scored than any Finnish player in NHL history.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  176. dpthehabsfan says:

    burnt toast on a stick

  177. Habsfan_jay says:

    A friend of mine, a Sens fan from Ottawa, told me she was sorry the day the Habs hired JM. At the time I thought she was being harsh. After a season of “the system”, or lack there of, I’m starting to understand her comments.

    The Saber’s game was the tipping point for me. Now I am feeling the same frustration as I did near the end of Carbo’s tenure.

    I think firing Claude Julien was a mistake. Hell, I think firing Alain Vigneault was a mistake…

  178. Ricky says:

    Ricky should be the goalie for the Habs! the jail team was losing so bad up until Ricky got back between the pipes!

    Sometimes it’s just the way she goes…

  179. SeriousFan09 says:

    Alain Vigneault yes, Julien I think has proved his inabiity to keep consistent results with being bounced from NJ and now coaching the Bruins into the basement. I look to Guy Boucher, premature perhaps but he’s already coached the best season in the Bulldog’s history as a rookie coach in the pros.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  180. Off-side says:

    What the hell was that all about?  That’s it.  I’m off the optimistic wagon and joining the group with the glass half-empty.  I can’t take it anymore after tonight.

    Hamrlik’s gotta go.  Cammy, what happened to you?  Moore, where are you?  This game was pathetic.  We were so pumped after the Olympic break.  Can we have another Olympic?  Cammy, Moore, Hamrlik?  Come out of the Twilight Zone.  Honestly, what has happened in the last two weeks?  And Price, I’m sorry.  I know it’s not all your fault, but I’m starting to think you just may be bad luck.  Could you sit out the rest of the season?  No offense, I really like you, I’m just not into the roller coaster ride anymore.

  181. Mikey_39 says:

    I was so pissed when I saw him give that joke interview after we lost a game in the playoffs.  He didn’t give a crap.”

     

    We can also talk about how he would be the first player off the ice during game-day practices.  Even when Halak would be the starting goaltender, Price would leave before him.  

  182. Willy the bum says:

    You’re awesome in nets, with the lunch tray as your blocker and a half-jug for a mask.  Nice.

  183. adam76 says:

    I find the folks who complain about the “maturity” levels are usually the ones being childish.  On average:)

  184. Habsfan_jay says:

    I’ve always felt that Julien rubs his GMs the wrong way, that’s what I chalked up his firing from the Habs and the Devils as. to me it seems he always wants to take the team in a certain direction that the GM doesn’t agree with. You make a valid point though.

    I don’t fault him too much on the B’s struggles this year though. They lost Kessle, had some key injuries, and Tim Tomas really came crashing back down to earth after over achieving.

  185. Rainrocket16 says:

    So Lets be realistic!! We must win 3 of the 5 to get in! Can we do it? Forget about tonight! Is it possible to just get in?

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  186. Habscore says:

    Ah Scheisse!! that’s true!

  187. Habsfan_jay says:

    Oh, and yes, I agree that Guy Boucher just might be the real deal. I sure hope he is!

  188. Habs Proud says:

    Not sure if I’m pissed or just disappointed! How do we dominate a team for 40 minutes and not have the game out of reach by then, flashback to the Sabres last week. I know Ward stood on his head but holy crap bury these teams. Please please don’t let the season come down to having to beat the Laffs to make the playoffs although we may not have to worry about it by then 

  189. Willy the bum says:

    Yeah, I know… the ups and downs of obsessed Habs fans.

  190. Ian Cobb says:

    We have  2nd line, 3rd line and a 4th line
    players on our roster. But we do not have one player on the roster that
    can play on a 1st line in this league. Somehow we have to acquire 3
    first line players this summer or over the next couple of years.

    The
    same is true with the defence, we have only one player that can play
    top 4 defence on our roster. We need to acquire at least 2 more.

    I
    don’t know where we can get top quality guys from. But if we are going
    to compete for the cup one day, we need much better players than what
    we have at present.

    After saying this, it is important to note
    that this group is a first big step over the floaters of last year. And
    they have for the most part been very entertaining to watch this year.
    I just wonder how many more years before we will be able to fill the
    1st line with top players and get at least 2 top defence men.

    I
    am not jumping ship on my team, but it is what it is. And I will be
    with them every game as we develop a winner over the next couple of
    years.

    I really thought that they might surprise and make a
    little noise in the playoffs this year, but when it is a must win
    situation and you can only score one goal way back in the 1st period
    and that one was at the end of a 5 on 3.

    Not much more to say except we are just not a good enough team yet, but we will get there!

  191. Habscore says:

    lool..you know, when your favorite team has many missed chances over the opponent and the opponent team is given plenty of giveaways, bcuz of its crappy D.!!! Well that causes frustration and my hands wanna hit something .lool
    Therefore, my poor legs are the victims.haha

  192. deuce6 says:

    I hate this time of year…Take away the year we won the conference, when was the last time we clinched a playoff spot before/during the month of March?

    I bet Roy was still roaming the crease in MTL…

  193. christophor says:

    haha. i see i see. it was funny for sure.

    i think i broke the arm on my couch tonight…and maybe my hand a little bit…and maybe my heart.

  194. Habscat says:

    We will still make the playoffs but I think that JM will go with Halak the rest of the way. Price is stellar again tonight, and yet he becomes the scapegoat once again. Poor guy.

    http://gushuecards.webs.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRRiyN3A0pg

  195. Eliisa says:

    That is embarrassing and distasteful. Were they watching the same game we were?

  196. Kooch7800 says:

    I am with you on that.  We just don’t have the roster to compete.  Which is tough cause we all love the habs so much.

    Oh well….there is always next year.  I am starting to sound like this is about the blue Jays

  197. Led says:

    As has been mentioned many times, this team just isn’t very good. When the stars align and the goalies are flawless they can be pretty good . Unfortunately that’s a difficult recipe to repeat consistently. As it was at the start of the season it was going to take career years for most of the team and few injuries just to be seriously competitive. Basically, hoping, beyond reason, for a miracle.

  198. AH says:

    Another HUGE game, 3 days off to prepare, playing one of the worst teams in the league, and what do we get?, another absolutely pathetic effort. I don’t care how well Ward plays, they absolutely have to FIND a way to win a game like this, and they don’t, and score one measly goal! aaargh! Seriously SHOULD this team even make the playoffs, or for that matter, does this team even DESERVE  to make the playoffs?

  199. HardHabits says:

    This weekend will be 24 degrees celsius and sunny. There’s always next year’s 5 year plan.

  200. ThirtyThree says:

    It’s not the end of the world. The HABS are still looking good at making the playoffs.

    This loss is NOT on Price’s shoulders. It was NOT his fault. One goal? One bloody goal? Are you kidding me?

    Still, Halak must start every game from now on. Sorry Carey. It’s hard to explain. But it’s just not meant to be.

  201. Ian Cobb says:

    Well its about the blue’s for sure my friend!!

  202. Les Habitants says:

    take a deep breath?

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  203. AH says:

    “Enjoy golf everybody” – amen to that Timo!

  204. Storm Man says:

    I hear the MMA is coming to the bell centre on April 10…… The Laffs are going to beat the tar out of this team. I hope Price plays so he can light someone up

  205. Habscore says:

    If we lose to the Laffs…will there be a riot?

  206. Willy the bum says:

    I’m thinking more of a KD meal box on a stick and cook it on the fire.

  207. Storm Man says:

    I hope so I will be at that game

  208. Willy the bum says:

    “How does it feel to have loss again?”  Journalists; bunch of savages…

  209. Eliisa says:

    Hear that noise? That is the sound of my heart breaking. What the heck happened tonight?

  210. deuce6 says:

    Who cares if they make the playoffs? I, for one, am sick of the mediocrity…Every year it’s the exact same thing..Finishing 7-11th, squeeking into the show, go a round or 2 and get bounced after not really giving a real threat to go deep…Then, draft a middle of the road prospect that doesn’t pan out…

    I would take 9 last place seasons in a row out of ten if it meant icing a team that actually was consistent and was a legitimate threat to win the Cup…Sick of this “average” team crap…

  211. Storm Man says:

    Nah just Martin would be good for me. Hmmmmmm I could lead the way

  212. deuce6 says:

    Instead of bringing their picks and shovels to the 3rd period, they brought their sleeping bags and pillows..

  213. habsguy says:

    I wouldn’t,  I want a team that gives 100% game in and game out !!!!!!

  214. christophor says:

    you sure it wasn’t the sound of my palm slapping my forehead? you could have been hearing that.

  215. deuce6 says:

    Fans at the Bell Center should be ashamed of themselves..Booing Price after he is announced as the 3rd star? Gimmie a god damn break, Habbers…

    The kid played an exceptional game and he should not have been booed in any way…No wonder Roy wanted out…Christ..

  216. christophor says:

    somethings terribly wrong when your goalies are in the three stars night-in-night-out but you still lose.

  217. I_SAY_FIGHT says:

    Hamrlik finally scored… on the wrong net
    Cam ward was Playing really good

  218. christophor says:

    at least he seems to be handling it better as of late. the interview was alright.

  219. SeriousFan09 says:

    Habs fans are a fickle bunch of ***holes when it comes to goaltenders.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  220. jimmy shaker says:

    Man I was way off, I had jaro in the crease for sure!!!!!  Oh well, C’mon Carey, we need these 2 points however you and the team can get them.  First home start for Price in a while, hope the home crowd will support him no matter what!  And I hope the bell centre and the second biggest rink fanwise in the league helps us out more than they did vs the devils last game.  I couldn’t believe how quiet it was inside the building last game as I was watching from the telly.  So, let’s go Carey, let’s go Cammy, let’s go MAB and let’s go PP and PK.  A total team effort for 60 min please.   By the way I’m a pro halak guy, but I believe Carey will give a good performance tonight and will be the least of our worries, plus he’s got on the whites, so he’ll be fine.

    CHeers and see you after the game.

    Shaker

  221. Drew42 says:

    Dude, you do know that Montreal has the larges seating capacity out of all the NHL arenas right?

     

    Top three are as follows…

    1. Montreal, 21,273

    2. Chicago, 20,500

    3. Detroit, 20,066

     

    GO HABS GO!

    _______________________________________________
    “I got to get the Swede, eh?” – Saku Koivu

  222. Off-side says:

    What a drag.  That’s not very nice.

  223. christophor says:

    I was saying Boo Urns

  224. Willy the bum says:

    I was singing Blue Moon…

  225. Off-side says:

    I mean the booing in the stadium was not nice.

  226. Mats Naslund says:

    Eric Engels made a very good point today that I’ll carry further:

    Brodeur .914 41 Wins.

    Mason .914 27 Wins.

    Luongo .916 38 wins.

    Marty Turco .913 21 Wins

    Brian Elliot .910 28 Wins

    Pekka Rinne .910 29 Wins

    Jose Theodore .908 27 Wins

    Jonathan Quick .907 39 Wins

    MA Fleury .906 35 Wins

    Nik Backstrom .903 26 Wins

     

    Carey has a save percentage of .912. He has 13 wins. Anyone who looks at those numbers can see that his wins and losses this year are an ANOMALY. People are so quick to whisk him out of town they cant even see the quality goaltending that we have in Montreal that is BETTER than many teams in the league! But people will keep crying about the Jaro vs Carey debate like they know what they’re talking about.

  227. adam76 says:

    13 – 20 – 5

  228. ddupuis says:

    Great post!

    DD…

  229. yves_on_habs says:

    You nailed it.

    I don’t understand how people can rag this kid like this…. it’s crazy.

    Don’t people realize his team has to score goals for him to get a win?

    - Yves -

    Blog – http://yvesonhabs.com

    Twitter – http://twitter.com/yves_on_habs

  230. 12cournoyer says:

    Why should tonight be any different.

    All season this team teased us with stretches of 5-6 game winning streaks only to fall back to .500.

    Tonight was a classic Habs 2010 season game.

    Early pressure, nothing to show,and then fold when the pressure is on us.

    This was not Price’s fault, this is a team loss.

    One glaring item-Hamrlik is too slow-in the ofseason time to move him , Spacek, and maybe a goalie for some up front help.

    Time to let Subban and Weber play.

  231. Olay Olay Olay says:

    Well said, I couldn’t agree more. We probably have the slowest Blue out there, and Markov hasn’t been himself since the olympics. 

    The majority of Prices L’s have not been his fault, but what difference does it make, this team simply refuses to play in front of this guy, I’ve said this all year but I was ready to eat my words tonight after the 2nd, but once again the team proved me right.

  232. BC HAB says:

    What ever happened to Darche, Moore.  You don’t even notice them any more.

  233. Kooch7800 says:

    Darche isn’t getting much ice time……Moore, not really sure.  SK was a big loss tonight though for that line

  234. christophor says:

    canes are one of the better teams in the league in the new year, that is, since staal was named captain

  235. homerbowen says:

    One goal!!! Pathetic! Last minute all three tiny tots on the ice doing what they always do…..run around, not score but run around. If they make the playoffs it will be a joke at how quick they get bounced. Too many teams are better than us and as I’ve said all year we have too many tiny tot players. Two of the three must be traded before the start next season. The only way to move Gomez is to incl one of the goalies….do it.

    Do not draft anyone under 6′ and no more US high school players, only proven college players, or preferably from the CHL.

    Geez, what a bunch of friggin losers………………………..

  236. Olay Olay Olay says:

    Have a look at the stats this season before you make statements like these. These little “tots” are ranked 2nd 3rd and 4th on the team for points. Who the heel else would you put out there to score goals???? 

    You should seriously consider a career at TSN, you and the rest of the panel can regurgitate each others words all season.

     

  237. BKAK72 says:

    Nobody can look any fan in the eye and explain this one away.  GAINEY & CO. —-ed up this roster back on July 1st and this is exasperated as contracts eat into cap space over the next four years.  MIDGET FWDs tossed around, NO PURE GOAL SCORER and a slow footed, weak DEFENSE.  Anyone who wants to pick on the goalies should re-examine their pos’n b/c it’s nearly impossible to win anything meaningful when you rank #30th 5 on 5 in GF (yes, that’s a fact).

    Pathetic roster.

    A joke of a team to play against in the playoffs.

     

     

    – I will not apologize for being a delirious HABS fan! –

  238. jrshabs1 says:

    Habs lost again, booo!!! The Habs have a goaltender who is 13 and 20 but it’s never his fault, booooo!!!! The only stat that counts is wins and losses. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but save percentage and good intentions will not get the Habs in the playoff’s this year, booooo!!!!! There is no debate, one goalie wins more than he loses and the other goalie loses more than he wins. That is a stat that not even the mis-informed like myself can’t ignore.

  239. Cam_1 says:

    I am sure Halak would have got a shutout and we would have won 1 – 0 !!!!  NOT     If you honestly blame the last two games Price played on Price…you don’t know your hockey ! PERIOD !!!

  240. yves_on_habs says:

    I’m afraid that if an NHL team can’t score more then 1,2 or even 3 goals in a game… they won’t find much success.

    Why isn’t the offensive system used by the coaching staff and the execution of that system by the players ever mentioned?

    Isn’t that a part of NHL hockey? 

    Or am I mistaken?

    It’s not just a goaltender dude.

    - Yves -

    Blog – http://yvesonhabs.com

    Twitter – http://twitter.com/yves_on_habs

  241. BC HAB says:

    I think I need another Olympic break.

  242. noelsroyce says:

    *drool, drool, drool!!!

     

  243. matraque says:

    1st

    Carey Carey Carey!!! I’m all sweaty!

    ——

    Komisarek: 0 – 4 – 4 (-9)
    http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8469460

  244. Mikey_39 says:

    haha wow there’s a lot of negative comments up in here!!!!

     

    two things…

    1-I love how all a player has to do to not get hit is turn his back to the play.  The guy clearly sees cammy coming for him, so he turns his back to him. Result=penalty….Stupid rule or stupid ref?

    2- I really never liked the coaching from the start.  And JM’s bad coaching was highlighted against the sabers.  Lindy Ruff was down two goals and pulled his goalie with three minutes left.  You all remember how they won that game right?… JM has NEVER DONE THIS.  Even tonight, we were in their zone and had a lot of pressure on with 1:30 to go.  WHAT WAS HE WAITING FOR!!!!!!!?

     

     

  245. BKAK72 says:

    Tough to hire the “right” coach when a pre-requisite is the ability to speak French.  JM has a job in MTL b/c he speaks French and certainly not b/c of anything he’s managed to prove as a coach.

    – I will not apologize for being a delirious HABS fan! –

  246. iluvthisgame says:

    the refs are all too iffy now..not wanting to make the call, and wanting to make ALL the calls :/

  247. Shublips says:

    The Habs can’t take the Canes lightly tonight.  They NEED they 3rd/4th line to start contributing if they are going to have any success going forward.

    Read more@
    http://www.habsaddict.com/2010/03/habs-worst-5-on-5-will-real-3rd4th.html

  248. deuce6 says:

    Why was Carbo fired again?

  249. HardHabits says:

    For wanting to play Halak and not Price, especially come playoff time.

  250. Chris Aung-Thwin says:

    But Chicago has been surpassing us this year by selling standing room tickets…

  251. daveho29 says:

    Just about 7:00 o’clock here, think I’m going to get on my bike and ride up the mountain, and maybe off a cliff and forget about this one.

  252. Habscore says:

    LOL!..please bring me

  253. Cam_1 says:

    Seems to me that some of those IDIOTS who wer boooing at the Bell Centre last nite are present and posting here on this website as well………like its something to brag about…..you have alot to be proud of bragging about your hockey knowledge coming up with the genious theory that somehow Price is to blame for everything….anyway run him out of town…its your perogative !

  254. deuce6 says:

    I got an idea, guys…Maybe Gauthier should give Burke a call and ask if he will trade us the Leafs for the Habs just for the months of March and April..At least they  are hard to play against at this time of the year, FFS..

  255. habsguy says:

    BITE YOUR TONGUE!!!!!!!!!!

  256. SmartDog says:

    First of all, the hit on Cole was as clear a DIVE as I’ve ever seen. Ridiculous penalty.

    But more to the point, every time Price is in net, it’s like a BAD LUCK charm. I’m not blaming him, but if I was on the ice, I’d think – dang! – it’s not Halak.  Superstitious, maybe.  But it’s a sad fact, this team has a hard time winning in front of Carey. 

    ————————————————————-
    Not signing or trading Pleks = yet another missed opportunity.

  257. christophor says:

    as i did below, i really do agree. however, i think its gotten worse and spread to become just regular play as of late. both goalies have been putting up stellar numbers (i dont accept the argument that Halak has been playing bad) but are still losing – both 1-2-1 in their last 4. 

    please not another “just in the playoffs and out in 4″ or a “just out of the playoffs and not a good enough draft pick” year. hard to see how it wont be one of those.

  258. iluvthisgame says:

    So what else is new?  The Canes are the league’s top divers, no doubt having learned this from Brind’Amour! 

    I’m so angry right now

  259. Le Jadester says:

    Agreed. Bad vibe in the air tonight aftr the first.  I think Les boys got a little false sense of security and figured they’ed break out of it by the end of the game.

    Although the result is a setback, I hope they quickly learn from some mistakes made tonight, continue focusing on the good things they have going right now and Hit the Panic button cause I think its ” Code Red O’Clock”. We still gotta make the Playoffs regardless of how we get there. That’s all that matters.

    I am hoping that SK 74 isn’t that bad.  Must of been off that hip check in the first ?  He had some crazy speed goin’ forward too on that play !

    Habs, OLE !

  260. Willy the bum says:

    Definitement.

  261. HardHabits says:

    JM doesn’t speak French. Then again neither does half the population in Quebec. It’s all a hoax to get more cash from “English” Canada.

  262. Mikey_39 says:

    I know it really sucks that we can’t go after the best candidate out there….

     

    I just watched JM’s press conference.  No emotion whatsoever (like usual).  I don’t want him yelling like an idiot (à la Tortorella), but I’d love to see a little anger in him. How can the team be expected to play with heart, when JM won’t coach with heart.

  263. Willy the bum says:

    Now that I calmed down a bit, at least there’s an upside of things:

    First off, Habs are still in the playoff spot, and I know what you are thinking…

    Sure it may not be for long, but I hope that after that unusual night, they better start thinking about the next game, but really just think about that game…

    I’m guessing what the team is thinking: Are we trying to stay on the standings or fold off?

    If any, I really hope the Habs would definitely want to stay, and to do so, they better start waking up ’cause this end of the season’s not for apple-picking, they gotta earn a freaking apple tree!

    And considering the roster they have, including both goalies… they should really work out their situations, and I’m not really sure if playing Jacques Martin’s system is the only system they played, ’cause that’s not working.

    If they know something not right in the play, don’t play it.  Hamrlik’s attempt to stop Sutter’s approach to a Canes goal, I may have seen that one other time and that time he got a penalty for tripping which lead to a PP goal from the other team (I think it’s Buffalo or Ottawa).  Seriously, I could sense that if Hamrlik not play that, it can (possibly) be a Price save – easy.

    And who’s looking around the nets?  Staal just sneaked up for a rebound.  I would want to see every Hab sticking their opponent like glue, and keep the defense close to the nets, each D on every side.

    I wish to see that next game, but I ain’t Jacques Martin, so maybe I could care less.

    Anyways, a loss is a loss, but better for a win the next game.

  264. montreal1 says:

    i am pretty confident price will not return next year, habs fans and montreal and doing serious damage to this kid, and the sad part, philly or washington will pick him up and he will thrive some where else, if i was price i am getting the F*** outta here

  265. montreal1 says:

    i just cant believe the fans would actually boo carey after last night, argggggg it makes me sick to be a habs fan today

  266. Harani says:

    Really Disappointed. I’m going on vacation to NY and Boston this weekend and won’t be checking anything-Habs during that time (I will occasionally check scores but nothing more). Need some time off from this pressure cooker and to have fun and the Habs just ruin my mood and atmosphere almost every time and it drains my energy. I’ll be back on Tuesday.

    Have a good and safe Easter Weekend everyone!

  267. Willy the bum says:

    Seriously that avatar is flirting with me, telling me to have a good Easter weekend.

    Kidd aside, have a nice weekend!

  268. Anonymous Canadiens Fan says:

    4-3? Better late than never….Let’s call for Carey’s first shutout this season…4-0

  269. smiler2729 says:

    Yeah, you’re right. Gotta get Price in a good mind frame too. He’ll be fine. Habs 4-3 tonight.

  270. Off-side says:

    I’m not so sure the crowd was booing Price alone.  How can you tell?  I’d say they were booing the teams as a whole.

  271. SeriousFan09 says:

    When the 3rd star of the game was announced, the booing came out I understand. I don’t think they were saying Boo Urns either.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  272. habsguy says:

    He held them to 1 actually…….Hamy got the other

  273. sholi2000.com says:

    You and you’re entire gang is awesome.

    They call me Shane

  274. Bill J says:

    You need to go for walks more often (this is my opinion) breath in, breath out.

    And if you still feel this way – and believe everything you dream up in your head is unequivocally a sure thing.

    Then I am sorry to say, and I mean this sincerely – you need to tell your doctor about this deep seeded anger you have in you.  Because it is blinding you.

  275. habsguy says:

    I wouldn’t want that hunk of sh#$ on my team,  him with his I could care less about the team attitude…….

  276. habssince1909 says:

    ……and to think that people say Carey Price is immature…….the only ones that were immature, were the ones booing him last night.  He will have the last laugh when he is far from this city and its ridiculous so-called “fans”

  277. yves_on_habs says:

    Exactly.

    Boo birds = no class.

    Obviously, someone evaluating the game thought he played well giving him the game’s 3rd star.

    Not sure why some of these people don’t realize that if your NHL team isn’t scoring more then 1,2 or 3 goals.. then you’ve got problems.

    Problems that don’t really start in the net.

    Keep looking people.

    - Yves -

    Blog – http://yvesonhabs.com

    Twitter – http://twitter.com/yves_on_habs

  278. HABWARRIOR says:

    HONESTLY FOLKS IT IS TIME TO GIVE UP ON MAB AND SAY HELLO MR SUBBAN!!NO TIME TO MESS AROUND.WE NEED 2 WIN.NOW.

  279. Habsfan_jay says:

    I’m going to go sacrifice a goat now. We’ll see if it works against Philly.

  280. MontrealAtheist says:

    Why punish the goat for this loss? What did that animal have to do with it?

  281. Bugs says:

    What a colossal load of sh*te. Get us all excited about “peakin at the right moment” and “team chemistry” and “everyone’s back from injury” and presto: a laid egg one after the other, seriously affecting my morale and all-around joie de vivre, or like Leo says, joy de veever.

    Bottom line: I’m tired. Really tired. Just…so tired. First, da leafs, whose sole claim to fame is what a monumental farce to hockey they are, and now the Caners, who I hate more than the friggin axle-grease stain on my new Hilfiger shirt, it doesn’t even make SENSE that we lost.

    Swear to gosh, I feel like Nancy Kerrigan over here: “Why? Whyyyyyy?”

    Know what? I don’t care about nuthin no more. I don’t even like this game anyway. Hockey is stupid.

    Ridiculously overhyped, call me

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant-Director of St-Habbie’s Hospital for the Blind, Head Physician of Neuroflannelogy Unit, and Occupational Therapist in Habsbros Emergency Ward: http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  282. Willy the bum says:

    Oh Bugs, don’t lose hope on them just yet.

    The first Hab who starts polishing his golf club, then you can start dissing.

  283. Rainrocket16 says:

    Quite pathetic I know!, I am with you Bugs. I just am hanging on to a little hope that they get it together in the next few games. I really hope its all not over by the time we face the Maple Laughs!

    ——-US Born Habs fan, Proud to be a traitor (when it comes to Hockey).

  284. J. Ambrose says:

    Was at the game, and the entire building, especially the ones wearing le bleu, blanc, et rouge, seemed to lose interest during the second period (which I believe was about 3 hours long). The pace was half-empty midway thru the third. It’s like the team decided 20 minutes was enough, and everyone was shouting “shotgun” for the bus ride to Philly. (Okay, I know they fly. Just go with the metaphor, willya)

  285. SPATS says:

    I’ve been a Price critic this year. He’s come across as aloof and entitled. However, lately he’s been at the end of the bench in a clear supporting role. He hasn’t complained and he has now earned his shot. Welcome back Carey. Have a good game. Stay up a split second longer and you’ll do just fine. We need you hungry and I’m guessing you haven’t had a good meal in a while.

  286. DONJUAN says:

    YA tonight is big, and as bad as philly is friday is a must win too. GO CAREY GO!!

    In HABS we trust.

  287. HardHabits says:

    And what place are these mighty mice with regards to the rest of the league? Yeah, thought so!

  288. SPATS says:

    I’ve been a Price critic this year. He’s come across as aloof and entitled. However, lately he’s been at the end of the bench in a clear supporting role. He hasn’t complained and he has now earned his shot. Welcome back Carey. Have a good game. Stay up a split second longer and you’ll do just fine. We need you hungry and I’m guessing you haven’t had a good meal in a while.

  289. nunacanadien says:

    I think PG has explained what a disgrace it is to have the teacher’s pet do so badly and help to destroy the teams morale yet again, especially after the teacher basically evicted the whole classroom so the teacher’s pet could feel at home.  What Price has done to the Habs is to basically destroyed them.  Price fans and Price don’t seem to realize this.  Otherwise if Price had never been drafted and brought up, we’d still have Koivu and L’Artiste….instead now we have 16 goal a year superstars with a hot shot Cammy.  Imagine if we could have paired up Cammy and Koivu and L’Artiste….

  290. deuce6 says:

    Can’t, it’s firmly planted in the cheek.. ;)

  291. Rainrocket16 says:

    I just got to say that I have forgotten a little about this lousyness played tonight with a little help from my friend Jose……Cuervo! Margarita’s anyone? Anyways, lets try to prepare ourselves for a wild ride in the next 11 days! Go Habs Go!

    Anyone seen Pouliot lately, I miss that guy!

  292. Willy the bum says:

    Would the team be possibly different if Carbo still on the bench?  In theory, of course…

  293. Habscat says:

    This is one we cant let get away. Getting too close for comfort!

     

    http://gushuecards.webs.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRRiyN3A0pg

  294. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Outshot 17-10 in the 3rd in a must win game?

    I say, the hell with them and the playoffs. Get your golf clubs ready boys because that’s where you belong. That 6 game winning streak is absolutely meaningless.

    Boy do I feel bad for Price. The team simply sucks when he plays. I thought he was outstanding tonight. His teammates have scored a lousy 11 goals in his last 6 losses. Just pathetic. They can use all the cliches they want but as for me I’ve just given up on this sorry bunch.

    Good night.

  295. Eliisa says:

    Want some quick entertainment? The Leafs make the playoffs!

    Or check out the whole sympatico website here. I thought it was well done.

     

  296. christophor says:

    Thank you kindly.

  297. Chuck says:

    Happy April Fool’s Day!

    _____________________________________

    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  298. yves_on_habs says:

    Oh…. and never mind the mention that the Canes are actually one of the hottest teams in the NHL in 2010.

    No, none of this makes the loss any better. But it doesn’t give a logical reason to boo one of our best up and coming players either.

    - Yves -

    Blog – http://yvesonhabs.com

    Twitter – http://twitter.com/yves_on_habs

  299. jrshabs1 says:

    Why isn’t the offensive system questioned when Halak is in goal? How and why does Halak have a winning record if the team can’t score more than 1,2 or even 3 goals in a game? Isn’t that part of NHL hockey? But, alas according to the masses I’m mis-informed. You are right dude it’s not just the goaltender.

  300. yves_on_habs says:

    Well, honestly. I do question it, when both are in net. People tend to talk about things like goaltending, or a defenseman… an individual because it’s probably easier.

    But all season long, I’ve seen this team struggle to find consistency, both offensively and defensively. Not the goaltenders… the team in front of them.

    And I’m not crapping on the players either. It’s just fact. 

    Habs have gone through another injury riddled season. So obviously, this team has barely been able to click at all offensively. There are 2 guys who’ve played in every game now (if memory serves).

    But really. You just can’t expect to win a game when your team scores 1 goal. 1-0 games don’t happen often in the NHL.

    And the other nights where your defense allows 40+ shots… you’re just lucky to be in the game.

    And for the record, I haven’t called you misinformed. But if you’re blaming that loss on Price. Then yes, I do happen to disagree with you on that.

    When a guy has a bad game. It is what it is. But hockey is a team sport. You win and loose with your team. And obviously, you need all the parts of your team to perform to win. Price can’t score goals. He needs his team to do that. Same goes for Halak.

    It’s very seldom that one man is solely responsible for a win or a loss.

    We’re fortunate to have 2 great young goaltenders in Montreal. 

    - Yves -

    Blog – http://yvesonhabs.com

    Twitter – http://twitter.com/yves_on_habs

  301. jrshabs1 says:

    I agree with you 95%. Carey Price’s win/loss ratio is disapointing and in my mind does not make him a great young goaltender. Maybe he will find his game again but to be realistic it won’t be in Montreal that is almost certain. To be great in Montreal you need to be great between the ears to, and Carey’s history does not support that. It’s unfortunate but it is the reality of the situation and is the only reason why he is now a glorified backup goaltender. I want what is best for the crest on the front of the jersey. Names and numbers change daily.


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