Habs prepare for Sid’s Penguins

AUDIO: Sidney Crosby | Evgeni Malkin on playing point on the power play | Brooks Orpik

The Canadiens are in Pittsburgh today, preparing for tomorrow night’s game against the Penguins.

Their host surely has a memory long enough to recall being bounced by Montreal from the Eastern Conference semifinal last season, and they’d like nothing better than to put the Habs at 0-2 with a win Saturday at the Consol Energy Center, their new home.

More details to come from Pat Hickey, who’s on location. Audio is linked above; Habs to come later.


  1. WarHero says:

    My latest blog: Exciting times ahead! – Take a look :) Should have some very exciting hockey related news to report soon!



    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  2. andrewberkshire says:

    Wile E Coyote always seemed to regret the decision half-way down.

  3. andrewberkshire says:

    1) Crosby

    2) Markov, PP isn’t the same without him.

    3) Boyd. Younger, faster, more energy.

    4) Pouliot, he has more to prove in general, but neither has any room for mistakes.

    5) Luongo, I think most people don’t consider Fleury an elite goalie.

    6) I would not trade Price for either of them, not a chance.

  4. LA Loyalist says:

    So if a guy jumps off a cliff it doesn’t really become a bad idea until he lands?


    I’m just asking…

  5. SeriousFan09 says:

    1. Crosby, he wants revenge over Habs making him look bad in May.

    2. Markov, PP quarterback would have led to at least one goal.

    3. Halpern, a faceoff ace was needed on those bottom lines.

    4. Pouliot, found AK was more engaged in the play.

    5. Luongo, Fleury had more to do with his Cup win while Luongo was just good enough to not lose at OLY.

    Bonus: Oh god no.



    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  6. lefreak says:

    1. Crosby

    2. Markov




    Bonus: redundant.

  7. sholi2000.com says:

    1.  Crosby does it all.

    2. Cammi, we needed one goal to make a game of it.

    3. Meh,not concerned about third and fourth liners, you can find them anywhere.

    4. AK46.  I bet he’s on a really short leash.

    5. Luongo. I was a bog fan of his in Florida.  He was the best player on that team every night.  Now looking back, Florida sucked for a very long time with zero talent up front, so no wonder Luongo was the best player.


    They Call Me Shane

  8. SmartDog says:


    1. Who’s the bigger threat: Crosby or Malkin?

    2. Who did we miss more last night, Cami or Markov?

    3. Both scored last night, which signing do you think was better: Boyd or Halpern.

    4. Who has more to prove after last night: AK46 or Pouliot?

    5. Who’s the more over-rated goalie: Fleury or Luongo.

    BONUS: Would you trade either (with their contract) for Price?


    PS: Did anyone win my ‘guess the score contest’ from last night?  Let me know if you did!  I have a REAL prize (hope you like smelly cheese)!

    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  9. andrewberkshire says:

    And he only played 12 minutes. Sounds like he’s falling out of favour already.

  10. WarHero says:

    Carolina just beat Minny 2-1 overseas, no goals for Gui!

    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  11. Ian Cobb says:

    A lot of people don’t realise how much we miss the Hammer out there. He is past prime for sure, but he knows how to play this game well. Once we get him and Markov back, things on the back end will tighten up.

  12. lefreak says:

    Cammi is going to come out firing tomorrow, no doubt about it…sitting on his rear for a game could well turn into a positive. Calling a hat trick, if our D can play tight we win 4-2.

  13. SmartDog says:

    This should be an awesome game. Honestly, Price did pretty well last night after some nerves.  I bet he’s psyched for this one. 

    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  14. G-Man says:

    Psyched or psyched out? Tomorrow by 9:30, the next verdict in a line of 82…

  15. CBrady12 says:

    Ok so Eller is back on the third line and Pouliot is still with Gomez and Gionta despite his benching. So maybe everyone whos blasting JM for benching him can just calm down…maybe a coach whos in the top 10 all time for wins knows a thing or two more about coaching hockey then a bunch of guys on a website…i dunno…just a thought…

  16. nick says:

    Weird. Not to sure what to make of this…

    “Comic-book legend Stan Lee has an unlikely partner for his new team of superheroes: the National Hockey League.

    The Spider-Man co-creator and the NHL are
    collaborating on The Guardian Project, creating a superhero to represent
    each of the league’s 30 teams.”

    Heres the link:



  17. Chuck says:

    We already have one. He’s called The Rocket.

    From the article:

    “Each Guardian will have five powers, including one tied to his team. The Calgary Flames representative will have control over fire, for example, and the Philadelphia Flyer can go airborne.”

    What’s our superhero going to have for his power? Confuse an American villain by giving him directions in French?

  18. Danno says:

    For a sneak peak at Leaf Man the Toronto Superhero, click here.


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

  19. lefreak says:

    i smell the birth of DUN DUN DUN DUN Captain Oyoyoyoyoyoyoyoy!

  20. Danno says:

    How about Cherry-Man who blinds his opponent with his loud suits then tortures them into submission with his non-stop bombast.


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

  21. fbkj says:


    Dear Stan Lee.;

    I like to keep the things i love compartmentalized

    I love hockey

    and I love your comic books

    Please sir… please dont do this…


    ~one word: rodeo made him a man — crap, that’s 4 words~

  22. habaddict_andy says:
    Komisarek was asked yesterday if he could play P.K.’s style if he wanted to and this is how he responded.
    I play his style?” Komisarek said, chuckling. “That’s two different
    players, buddy. (Subban) seems like a talented player. A skilled guy,
    flashy with the puck. We have to be hard on him, finish the check every
    time he has the puck. He has to worry about our forecheckers and our
    guys getting in his face.”
    Should P.K. worry about this.  To me this is a bitter response “He has to worry about our forecheckers and our
    guys getting in his face”.  Hahaha!


    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  23. habs03 says:

    As Cbrady12 said Eller practiced on the 3rd line










    Wouldn’t mind seeing Halpern and Boyd swap, but likeing the lineup, can’t wait to Markov and Hamrlik come back


  24. andrewberkshire says:

    Confusing that Boyd was demoted despite showing nice chemistry with Lapierre and being the one player JM said played great in his audio.

  25. adam76 says:

    The power of the metric system!


    Our “starters”” win loss record in 2010:
    5 – 13 Why worry?

  26. davelecave says:

    Preventing enemies from turning right at red lights!

  27. HabFanSince72 says:

    The Flyers hero’s power will be beating people up with his fists.

    The Leaf hero will have his hagiographers and fortune tellers to convince his enemies he’s going to be much better than he used to be. Any time now.

    The Penguins hero will allow himself to get beat up for 4 years  then somehow spring up and win the fight.

    The Coyotes hero will only fight when no one is watching.

    The Rangers hero will spend a lot of money on fancy equipment.

    The Habs hero will scare enemies by showing movies of past victories.

    The Devils hero will just sit there parrying the enemies blows, until a trap opens up and the enemy falls into it.

  28. andrewberkshire says:

    Brilliant post!

  29. Mattyleg says:

    This is amazing. So much room for stupidity.

    I love how they use Flames and Flyers as examples. Hard to figure out what they’ll do…

    How about the Blues? He’ll have ‘Blues Power’ =  He’ll tell such pathetic stories thatl his enemies will slit their wrists.

    The Senators: He’ll have ‘Power Of Veto’!!! = Once per combat, he’ll be able to say ‘NO!’ to an enemy’s attack.

    The Canucks: He’ll have… uh… (Canuck, think..think…)

    The Capitals: He’ll have “State of the Union” Power = He gives a speech that is so long that people just walk away from.



    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  30. G-Man says:

    “Scuse me? Can you please tell me and mah missus where’s the Bull Deckarie at?”

  31. kmachabs27 says:

    Boyd should 100% be in between Eller and Laps, what a joke……ohhhhhh and BTW POULIOT IS A BUSTTTTTTTTTTT…he looks worse then last year.

  32. Ian Cobb says:

    One game ! give me a break.! He is not my favourite for sure, but you have to give him a few games before you through him under the bus.

    There are a lot of kids just waiting for a shot, and he knows it.

  33. RTC says:

    The Hockey News has a Lars Eller video feature on their site today. Seems like a good kid. I think he will fit in well with the team.


  34. Danno says:

    Thanks for that good report. I am really liking this guy.


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

  35. Timo says:

    Can we please light Fleury up tomorrow? Pretty please?

  36. G-Man says:

    You bring the light, I’ll bring the extension cord.

  37. SeriousFan09 says:

    Cammalleri’s in and he’s got Fleury in his back pocket. AK’s lit up him before in regular season as well, could have some fun.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  38. SmartDog says:

    That’s not unrealistic.


    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  39. HabsFanInTampa says:

    He (Cherry) looked like such a clown last night with that monstrosity of a zoot suit, before the game when he was standing on the ice. What a buffoon!

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