Habs skip practice

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You would think a team which has lost two games in a row and five of its last six could use all the practice it can get but coach Jacques Martin decided to scrub a scheduled practice this morning in Dallas. The team will leave their hotel in Big D at 11 a.m. and arrive in Raleigh in mid-afternoon, about two hours earlier than originally scheduled.  They’ll face the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow night. It will be the third of seven consecutive road games and the last game before Christmas.

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  1. Habs fan in Sens land says:

    I’ve been following this site since I came across it last year in the playoff’s, but finally decided to get an account now, as I am truly bored at work…

    In response to you “How many times do you hear Pierre Houde’s “filet ouverte – encore raté”?” (even though it seems like a rhetorical question), my anser is: way too many times recently. During the Avs game, it was about three in the last period alone.

    However, he and the rest of the RDS crew keep repeating that statement, as if every time the goalie is out of place, it should be an automatic goal. I do agree, however, that more often than not, those should end up in the back of the net. What irritates me is that it seems like they don’t understand that the player in question, with the puck on his stick, may be in a bad position to shoot (like behind the net, for example), or may be covered. So yes, the net may be open, but it doesn’t mean that every time, it is a glorious chance. There are other players on the ice, which they seem to forget…

    Either way, that’s my two cents for the time being.

  2. CHsam says:

    It ought to be. Giggity.

  3. SLONCOLD says:

    yes but chicago also had a ton of rookie contracts that made up for it:-) the capbell contract is hurting them this year.

  4. Izzy says:

    lol Bugs…………I still laugh ( almost to tears) when I think back to Prongers sheepish grin and he says, ” who brings waffles to a hockey game”? He could barely contain himself…..he says ” there wasn’t just one, there were lots of em”.

  5. joeybarrie says:

    You ever notice that ALOT of Habs fans only really see a players production? They only notice the player (after 8 year) because of a little production.

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

  6. FormalWare says:

    Thanks for the link, Bugs. How delightfully surreal! Did you ever think you’d see the phrase “waffle debacle” used semi-cogently in a sentence?

  7. joeybarrie says:

    Well i must say that since we have been beating Boston, and have a few more games against them, we are still looking good. At this rate of play we will end up with 96 some odd points and be good for 4th or 5th…

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

  8. LA Loyalist says:

    Almost all your points have a common elephant: coaching, coaching, and, um, coaching.

    … and if we make the playoffs, Price will be tired and we’ll get our d*ck handed to us on a stick :(

     

    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  9. SmartDog says:

    If he’s not leading the league in games played he’s close.  Few goalies play more than 60 games, Price is on pace for 70+.  Starters need a break… goaltending is too intense.  Auld let in 1 goal in his first game, and has played well overall.  We didn’t lose because of him.

    ——-

  10. Mark C says:

    Even then he wasn’t the same player as he is today. He really didn’t producing until last season, at age 32. He was pretty much Frankie the Bull until last year.

  11. rdiddy says:

    Martin St. Louis was on waivers too so its not an exact science…

    Although Montreal’s waiver losses includes Beauchemin, Robidas and Hainsey. Hainsey should have been prevented, but the other 2 guys were barely depth d-men at the time, so werent significant pieces of the future…

  12. joeybarrie says:

    What about when Dallas traded him to Chicago. Robidas only started to show signs of a good Defenseman in 2005 after the lockout.

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

  13. longtimehabsfan says:

    A closer look at the Habs recent slump shows the cause is 1 and 6 in their last seven road games which does not bode well for the rest of this trip.

  14. Hobie Hansen says:

    Georges is just as good as Robidas…it all works out in the end.

  15. joeybarrie says:

    WOW, just when i thought your posts couldn;t be any worse. HEY DUMB A** Andre Savard put Stephane Robidas on waivers TWO YEARS before Gainey took the helm…

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


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Habs skip practice

You would think that a team which has lost two in a row and five of its last six could use all the practice it can get but coach Jacques Martin decided to scrub a scheduled workout this morning in Dallas. The team leaves Big D at 11 a.m., almost two hours ahead of their original schedule, and will arrive in Raleigh in mid-afternoon. They’ll face the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow night. It will be the third of seven consecutive road games and their last game before Christmas.   


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