Gargoyles have taken over the cathedral

Who thought the Beantown Beat-down would start a trend?

There were 351 minutes in penalties when Pittsburgh visited Long Island last night.

Injuries reshape lineup

Hickey responds to Boston radio cretins

Ex-Habs lament lack of grit

Red’s notebook

Habs built for speed, not pugilism

Roy MacGregor on neanderthals in hockey

And here they are in action (NHL record for PIM in a game remains the 419 of the Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers on March 5, 2004. The Senators were coached by Jacques Martin.)

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331 Comments

  1. lavie says:

    Thank you, Mr. Hickey! You write in a tempered way, but strong enough. I like that!

  2. joeybarrie says:

    McGill has a 760 million endowment. Now thats Canadian money…. Soon it will be worth close to 70 billion USD.

    Of course the fact that McGill is supported by the Govt and Harvard is a private entity allows for a smaller endowment.

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

  3. joeybarrie says:

    We lost by 2 in a ridiculous game. Not exactly a massacre. We have OWNED the Bruins in the last 10 years.

    We learned a good lesson. Thats the end of it.

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

  4. The Cat says:

    Pittsburgh had it coming.  I dont feel sorry for them at all.

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

  5. The Cat says:

    Its not about the 2 points all the time. Ottawa was winning more than Toronto and that didnt stop Toronto from psychologically destroying the senators.

    Claude Juliens game plan was to try and exorcize the voodoo the habs have on them.

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

  6. joeybarrie says:

    While their post Secondary education is the finest in the world, their primary and secondary schooling is severly lacking considering their world position.

    But then again the society that ensures the health and education of its people will ultimately be more successful. The society that chooses the path for its wealthy and ignores the rest to fend for themselves will only ensure a small percentage of educated and healthy people.   Even if we are a bit colder.

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

  7. Top Corner says:

    Good point Bugs !!   after no crosberry or malkin (and sstall on the bench watching….)…..really all that was left were”tough guys” and they still got thrown around.   So having no real skill out there reflected the score….which is what will happen to us every night if we waste our roster with junk…..

  8. Ton says:

    these are not what i call 50/50 fights for the puck fights! there pre planned and so easy to get out the game, our game is bastarized by an american idiot who doesn’t know the game. one rule , no fighting but he won’t  do it it,  sells tickets in his weak market .  every cdn market or new market would sell out nightly because we truly love the game for what it is, speed, agressiveness, respect.  we went to this concept after the strike but where are we now, boston, philly, toronto (run by another american idiot) and teams that have diry agitors ont them that brings the worst out of teams.  were now talking enforcers, back to hooking and grabbing, crap I’m starting to lose interest again.  this will only hurt players like desharnais who’s spot will be taken up by a 6′ 4″ player that cant skate but could fight. our game has gone down the path of despair, and it is being sold for what it isn’t.   

  9. ABHabsfan says:

    The Habs should try to get Zack Kassian from the Sabres if the deal can be made. He won’t help this year but down the road he would be a real asset. He can score, he’s big and just crazy enough to keep other teams looking over their shoulder. He would be like Bertuzzi when he was good; not a complete meat-head, he knows how to put the puck in the net. I would give our first round pick for him ’cause the Habs won’t get anyone better in the first round this year.

  10. Chris F says:

    Interesting notes:

    Mark Frasor of the New Jersey Devils, 6’3″, 220 lbs, maybe not the best D-man on their team…..but, he took care of Mr. Colby Armstrong with a simple one handed puch, as Armstrong was trying his usual nonsense on the ice, Armstrong goes flying into the boards, changed the tune, changed the game, Armstrong never played again. And he’s out of the laffs line-up tonight. When was the last time a Hab put a stop to such an idiots game as Armstrong, and allowed his team to play, and ultimately win the game?

    Do you think Max Talbot will mess with the Islanders any more? Do you think the message got thru? I believe it did. Suddenly the Isles don’t look like door mats anymore. Mr. Zenon Konopka, amongst others has something to do with this.

    You must have a fourth line with three tough guys. They don’t have to mirror BGL’s skills, they have to be able to play. If you think Gomez et al. would not feel more comfortable going into PHilly or puke Boston with a couple of heavyweights in their corner, your dead wrong. I love Moen, without him, my God. Montreal was attacked in Boston, we scored six goals, but lost. And more importantly allowed two goons to pummel two of our non-fighters. That deserves pay-back. I believe March 8th is the date. And yes, I was extremely happy the way Detroit dismantled the Boston D. The difference is, even Detroit has guys that are big, and tough. And yes, they can skate too. Detroit though, are respected by the Bruins, the Habs are not. Therefore, you must have guys in the line-up that simply demand respect. Gomez floating around the hash marks will not get it done.

     

  11. The Cat says:

    I was reading an article about kenopka, hes not your typical goon, he also happens to be a business man, hes in grapeseed oil.

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

  12. ths says:

    Chris Nilan must be genuinely disgusted.

    He bled for his teamates. Gomez wont even break a sweat for them

    Ooh Aah Habs on the war path

  13. mrhabby says:

    ha..MMA, WWF, WWE all at once. the game will never be taken seriously and only makes it a league where neanderthals work…nice work by the refs..lol.

    i agree with tremblay and nilan. i would like some more toughness , i have been saying this for years (exclude the larock experience). i can’t remember when we had some intimidation in the lineup. we don’t need the derek boogards. just 1-2 guys who will stand up and not be intimidated and protect our guys from being run over.

    lets see tonight if the laffs use the same tactics, taking liberties with subban and a few others. laffs don’t have flyers/bruins nastiness but they do have some size to use to there advantage.

  14. HabFanSince72 says:

    Grapeseed oil is excellent for frying. I use it a lot.

    That is all I have to say on the matter of Zenon Konopka.

     

  15. fbkj says:

    well done mr. hickey

  16. Danno says:

    Someone should tell those two racist radio hosts that the U.S.A. is part of the world and not the other way around. Their hate and ignorance diminishes everyone and further alienates their country which was founded on the principles of tolerance, acceptance and inclusiveness. Consequently, these two gentlemen are not patriots as they pretend to be and they are not even true Americans. They are an embarassment to all civilized people and they should not be allowed to spew their venom on public airwaves.

    I call on them to reflect on what they said and to do the honourable thing by making a full and sincere on-air apology.

    Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti are misguided chauvinists and a disgrace. Shame on both of them.

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  17. Chris F says:

    Never going to happen. Buffalo drafted this guy for exactly the same reason as why the Habs need him. Too small, and to protect their smallish forwards. Kassian is going nowhere unfortunately. I was hoping we were going to draft him, but he went too early.

  18. Chris F says:

    I am not a Tremblay fan, but I love how he reacted to the game against the roons. And Nilan could not be closer to the point. Enough already, Pyatt, Darche, they try hard, but c’mon. Against Thornton, LUchicken, Stewart, Boychuck, Chara, that’s five right there. And we have Moen, come on PG, he needs help.

    FOR *UCK SAKES!! GET US SOME MUSCLE, YOU WANT TO SEE TEAM SPEED, YOU WANT TO SEE SCORING, LET YOUR SKATERS AND SCORERS WORRY ABOUT SKATING AND SCORING—NOT GETTING THEIR HEADS TAKEN OFF. IF PK GETS RUN FROM BEHIND AND HURT, IT’S ON YOU PG, IT’S ON YOU!!!!!

  19. fbkj says:

    heres the kicker: philly sportsfans are still worse


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