Habs not on their way just yet…

The plan had been for the Canadiens to charter out of Long Island at 2:30 pm today. But Mother Nature has spoken loudly again, keeping the Habs on the ground this afternoon.

CJAD play-by-play broadcaster Rick Moffat tells Inside/Out that the Habs remained at the Nassau Coliseum until past 2 pm, the club having practised at noon, then finally was bused back to the hotel where they stayed an extra night last night when the monster storm kept them grounded.

At 4 pm, the Canadiens family was in the hotel lobby with room keys but not yet having checked in, a departure to Washington late afternoon or this evening still possible.

At the same hour, The Gazette’s Pat Hickey was motoring toward the national capital, 50 miles from Delaware on bare and dry or wet roads, expecting to arrive at his destination by 8 p.m. He might be alone at the Verizon Center tomorrow for the morning skate.


  1. bigjames says:

    who knows… maybe the caps will take them lightly…

  2. Timo says:

    I am sure he did it in the most respectful, honorable kind of way. It’s a lot better than running your mouth off a-la Subban.

  3. Timo says:

    It’s all part of The System.

  4. Timo says:

    There is your excuse. All wrapped up with a bow and ready to go.

  5. samTHEman says:

    exactly why he won’t thrive under Martin’s system.

  6. showey47 says:

    Feeling bad for the panthers,leading 2-1 lucic runs bryan allen from behind which was a textbook 2 minute boarding call, could have easily be given a 5 minute major but with not call. A minute later the bruins tie it up when they should have been short handed and end up winning in a shootout.

  7. showey47 says:

    I feel that when he played in atlanta he played in an unstructured system and was pretty much given the green light to do whatever he wanted as long as he scored goals. But now in jersey he has to play within a structured system which includes defensive responsibilities.

  8. habsfan321 says:

    …because he shined in the hockey pressure cooker known as Atlanta, Georgia?

    With a 15 year contract, I’m not willing to take that chance.

  9. bigjames says:

    looks like the team only took off a few mins ago. so late arrival into wash… not great. but hope they win…

  10. W35T5ID3 says:

    know ur roll and shut ur hole son.Dwayne rolllllllo-sonnnnnnn……LalalalallalaallalaLAFFFFonnnTAINE>>>>>….Wooooo

  11. W35T5ID3 says:

         Habs 5   –    Craps 2            final.

  12. W35T5ID3 says:

    You and I would bolster that effing D …..I think this team lacks a true top talent.

    Kovalchuk is not motivated in NJ.Dontcha think he has that top 5 nhl talent still?Does it just vanish like it apparantly has?NO.


    He’d relish the pressure ,cameras and eyes all focused on him.Sorta Kovalev-esk…..but better.Kovie would ignite this mofo and blow the effing top off the bell centre.


    ……imagine a subban dash and out let pass to kovalchuk who fandangles around the d ….and…et la but!

  13. samTHEman says:

    a ludacris contract for a even bigger one? NO THANKS

    Habs could use Bieksa to bolster the D.

  14. showey47 says:

    Blows my mind that we are somehow among the leaders in being short handed and around the bottom when it comes to PP chances. I went back to martin’s coaching record with the sens and his teams in otttawa were among the least penalized every season,but that was before the lockout when penalties were called differently. When he coached florida after the lockout his teams were among the leaders in being shorthanded.

  15. showey47 says:

    Where was this dwayne roloson last night? The first two were unstoppable but the other 2 were awful,a long fluttering wrister and a backhand from a near impossible angle.

  16. W35T5ID3 says:

    Trade Gomez and Weber for Kovalchuk.DO IT!

  17. W35T5ID3 says:


  18. SmartDog says:

    The worst girlfriends are the ones who THINK they’re low maintenance but actully are high maintenance. 

    Our team is actually too soft but the refs treat them like they’re the Flyers.  To me the reason is that they don’t play physical enough so they’re known as being chippy instead. Habs need to flex more muscle and take REAL penalties instead of all these calls for tiny infractions – if you’re going to get one make it worth it. Otherwise, play tight and tough. 


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