Halpern, Gorges take day off

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Jeff Halpern and Josh Gorges both took what the Canadiens described as “therapy days” but coach Jacques Martin said both will be in the lineup tomorrow night when the Nashville Predators visit the Bell Centre.

Halpern appeared woozy as he was helped from the ice after he was driven into the boards by Philadephia’s Darroll Powe early in the third period  and he didn’t return to the ice. While the Canadiens felt that Powe’s hit was a blow from behind, there was no penalty and the play and the NHL said there would be no supplementary discipline. Powe landed an elbow on Gorges earlier in the game and received a minor penalty.

Carey Price is expected to make his 18th start in goal and the game will mark the first time brothers Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn will face each other since they left Belarus.

540 Comments

  1. 24 Cups says:

    Right you are, Nahlsy.  Hab fans might hate Richards for what he did last night but I’d take him on my team any day of the week.  He’s a hell of a lot better than Gomez.

  2. joeybarrie says:

    OK, well I see we know who is in love with Richards……..

    So compare the two then.

    2 Gold medals for Canada in the Jrs. Plus the all star team with Tavares.

    Went to the Robertson Cup finals, and went to the AHL all Star game…

    1 win away from a Memorial Cup

    In his last year of OHL PK had 18 more points than Richards’ last year. PK is a defender.

    AHL Presidents Cup in 2009

    If he is a ROOKIE in the NHL, and Richards is saying he is yapping too much and hasn’t accomplished anything in the NHL yet, then you compare apples to apples. WHAT HAS RICHARDS DONE IN THE NHL????

    NHL ALL STAR GAME. Thats it. Captaining the Flyers????? Means nothing to me. In fact Subban had EIGHT TIMES as many points in his first NHL pLayoffs than Richards did. He took Markov’s place and lead us to the Conf Finals.

    YOUR GREATEST WORLD JUNIOR TEAM? Well Richards only won 1 and he didnt end up in the scoring leaders or the all star team. PK gave up the AHL playoffs to play in the NHL playoffs. If Hamilton had him for the entire series I’ll bet he would have a Calder cup too.

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

  3. D Alcorn says:

    No punk intended.  The guy in the video also doesn’t look like ‘ Kramer ‘ to me, I had heard about his ‘ incident ‘ and subsequent apologies etc, but this is the first time I have actually seen it. 

     

    ALWAYS Habs – D Mex

  4. Nahlsy says:

    He does fight his own battles, a lot more often than most superstar captains of their teams do. Considering his size, he tends to fight guys a lot larger than himself on a regular basis as well. Perhaps you should save the tantrum and try being more reasonable in your criticism of his comments. If you dislike what he said, take issue with what was said instead of ranting away like a fool, without knowing what you’re talking about and insulting those that point out your errors to you for correcting you in your rant. Sheesh.

  5. Nahlsy says:

    You have the right to your opinion, you also have the right to stick the obnoxious attitude where the sun doesn’t shine. Use your avatar as a hint as to where that would be.  I didn’t say he was the only player on without a question the greatest Jr team ever assembled, he was the captain and leader of that team though. If you wish to doubt the talent on the team that featured Richards, Carter, Getzlaf, Crosby, Bergeron, Phaneuf, Webber, Seabrook and others, who set records for goals scored and fewest goals allowed en route to destroying any and every team in their paths, that’s your choice though.

    Richards *IS* the captain of the Flyers, Pronger is a childish twit. If you opt to throw a tantrum about the guy it’s your choice but the facts are that he’s accomplished a hell of a lot more than most players in the league, let alone those anywhere near his age bracket. You can go back to your insulting little tantrum now though. Sorry to offend you by adding an informed opinion to your tantrum that differed from your’s.

  6. Kooch7800 says:

    Souray was the cause for many highlight reel goals.  If you were one on one with him, he was getting schooled. 

    I like Souray but he isn’t worth half of what his contract is.  Too much of a liability

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbKw3oAWgl8

    I got tired of seeing plays like this

  7. jbroderi says:

    do you have a picture of him above your bed or something??  the greatest world junior team ever is up for debate, but it wasn’t just because he played on it that it was good.  Richards is a good player, but he is not the best player on the flyers, and he is a relative “newbie”  himself to the league.  we all know pronger is the real captain of that team, not Richards.  He sounds like a petulant child, to be honest.  Sure he has accomplished things in the league, but he is not the diety you make him out to be.  The old saying about talk being cheap and actions are louder than words.  His actions show more disrespect than PK’s words ever will. 

    Crosby, Getzlaf, Doughty, Keith, Toews, Staal and Nash are all players on that olympic team that I would take over richards any day.

     

     

     

    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  8. Nahlsy says:

    Richards is NOTHING like Cooke, I have to respectfully disagree with you whole heartedly on that one Ian. Mike’s always Mike no matter who’s in front of him.

  9. Nahlsy says:

    You’re kidding right? What has he accomplished? You mean besides a Memorial Cup, a Calder Cup, Captaining the greatest World Jr team ever assembled to gold at the WJHC, captaining his team to the Stanley Cup Finals, being one of the top forwards on Team Canada en route to winning the Olympic Gold Medal? Best all around forward in the NHL when combining offense, defence, physical play and so forth?

    Ya if you take all of that away from Richards, he’s done nothing in the league.  I don’t agree with his comments on Subban of course and it sounds more like frustration speaking than Mike on that one but, to question Richards’ accomplishments or abilities just doesn’t seem to show much familiarity with the guy you’re referring to.

  10. Bob Barker says:

    He’s no Claude Giroux that’s for sure. 

  11. HardHabits says:

    He’s gritty. He racks up assists. He skates. He’s North American. He was the best and most noticeable Islander when we played them.

  12. Timo says:

    He is not really that great. He is decent. There are many Mike Richards’ in the league.

  13. light_n_tasty says:

    Nope.

  14. LA Loyalist says:

    What’s the downside of taking a shot on Souray? He’ll be very motivated, no ones says he has to fight. 

    And it’s not fair to label a guy a cancer when he’s in a train-wreck situation and speaks out a la Edmonton. I don’t know Iginla’s personality (just an example) but if he said something in Calgary would he be a cancer?

    I just think it’s a very harsh judgement unless there are multiple verfied examples and we should be careful throwing that around. 

    I am not shy about bagging on Nomez (as most of you are sick of) but I have never criticized him like that and by all accounts he’s a good team mate. So let’s be careful.

     

    “We need white boards… not the ones you use markers on.”

  15. G-Man says:

    Kramer from Seinfeld? Get real.

  16. Psycho29 says:

    Actually Colin Campbell looked at the video and swept the incident under the carpet. However he did request that Mike Richards refrain from doing stand up comedy in the off season….

  17. GrimJim says:

    Hey LnT, do you think Mr ALcorn is punking us?

    What would you be if you were attached to another object by an incline-plan wrapped helically around an axis?

  18. G-Man says:

    Legitimate? He’s a pylon. Case closed. Next?

  19. GrimJim says:

    It’s the actor Mike Richards, the one who played Kramer on the tv show Seinfeld. Nothing to do with the hockey player…

    What would you be if you were attached to another object by an incline-plan wrapped helically around an axis?

  20. light_n_tasty says:

    Seriously?  Have you ever watched a show called “Seinfeld”?  It was pretty popular.

  21. cautiousoptimist says:

    Surely we could get a Wisniewski-type, but Wisniewski would cost us something.  And MAB is just plain brutal in two zones.  My first choice would be to give Weber a proper shot, but if that doesn’t work out, Souray could be had for exactly nothing, with something in the area of a $2M cap hit (as Edmonton will pay half of his $5.4M, and he’ll only count against the cap for the number of games left in the season when he suits up for us).  If he doesn’t work out either, no problem — send him down to Hamilton.  I can’t see that we’ve got anything to lose.

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  22. jbroderi says:

     

    Subban just got under his skin, and he’s too much of a (profanity deleted) to admit it!!  Let’s see him fight his own battles, or will Pringer cross sheck Subby into the boards with no call..  He is a great player, but I think his respect for opposing players should be brought into question, not Subbans balls out style!

     

    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  23. jbroderi says:

    It appears liek the clowns are running the circus in regards to the NHLs head office.  I actually was quite dissappointed to read Bobby Mac’s article defending Colon Campbell (I call him Rectum Campbell!!)

    Usually Bob is a writer i respect a lot, but I think he was way off base here.  The NHL vehemently defends there own, even to the point of crippling their own credibility. 

    Powe should be suspended 1 game, simply because he had 2 questionable hits last night. 

    Rectum Campbell is the poster boy for inconsistency, almost to the point of condoning the play of Philly last night.  When a team is losing and they try to intimidate other players and teams, that should be discouraged, not encouraged. 

    I also like how Daly said that any criticism of Campbel was “factually wrong”.  Let’s see some of the “facts” then daly, you big blow hard!!  Oh, right, thoses facts only exist in your head. 

    The NHL needs to clean house, and I’m not even talking about Bettman.  There should never be this much talk about how the head office of a Pro sports league runs.  Where there is smoke, there’s flame.

    Sorry about the rant, but it just maddens me that goonish behavior from the Flyers seems to be endorsed by the NHL!

     

    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  24. light_n_tasty says:

    Souray is in the AHL for one reason: his contract.  He is a legitimate NHL defenceman. 

  25. Hobie Hansen says:

    Ya his contract that’s the reason…Hey, I don’t really think the Habs will sign him; I just like his team spirit and his willingness to stick up his teammates. He’s not coming back to Montreal! However, to even compare MAB to Souray is nuts! Give your head a shake!

  26. kempie says:

    Ya know I’ve been thinking the same thing for a couple of weeks now.

  27. forskis says:

    http://www.hockey30.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=2131%3Abri%C3%A8re-vs-plekanec-subban-le-baveux-et-eller-perd-patience&Itemid=18

    Looks like it isn’t just PK vs. Richards…we also have a bit of Briere vs. Plekanecs….and it looks Eller is finally getting frustrated…JM please give him some more play time…the kid has earned it through hard work and effort and never complaining.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  28. punkster says:

    Why? I’m serious, I can’t see anything in his stats that excite me so what is it that you like?

  29. HabsPEI31 says:

    Dude, put your Richards coffee mug, stuffed doll, bath towel, monogrammed underpants and McFarlane toy away. Your idolatry is sickening.

     

    Richards is known for his dirty hits. His comments regarding Subban are veiled threats. Campbell, if he can get his thumb out of his ar$e and off Outlook for five minutes, better keep an eye on next Monday’s game.

     

    “Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through.” – Jacques Plante

  30. CBrady12 says:

    yeah until the next “real test” the week after

  31. punkster says:

    Good read!

  32. D Alcorn says:

    It’s hard to make out the face of the guy on the stage in this video but, whoever he is, his ‘ act ‘ is just not acceptable.  

    IF / IF this is the same ‘ Michael Richards ‘, I’d be very interested in knowing if he was taken to task by the NHL, the Flyers, or Flyers fans.  The guy who took the stage after him immediately apologized to the crowd  – just brutal …

    ALWAYS Habs -D Mex

  33. HardHabits says:

    That’s your opinion. Souray is in the AHL for a reason. MAB, we’ll wait and see when he’s ready to play.

  34. Mark Bellison says:

    I realize we do not have a bona fide tough guy/fighter on the team… And yes the Flyers are a bunch of cheap shot artists. Pronger is teaching the rest of the Flyers well…

    However, I’m not sure why everyone is worried about us going into Philly next week… What is great about this bunch of Habs is they don’t back down. One of the biggest differences in this year’s squad is the fact that all the lines go hard to the net and get into those ‘dirty’ areas… Any team that has players willing to do that, shouldn’t worry about their toughness… or how tough the Flyers are…

    Besides, in today’s NHL can you afford to give a roster spot to someone just to drop the gloves… I like having 4 lines that JM can roll… and go to the net hard…

    These Habs stick up for each other, they are not playing a perimeter game anymore and they don’t back down (vets and rookie alike)…

    Yes we have smallish forwards, but they don’t seem to mind getting their noses dirty… Is there the potential that the Flyers can knock someone out of the game with a cheap shot (Halpern yesterday). The answer is yes… But that could happen whether you have a bunch of smurfs or giants on the ice… Your size isn’t going to help you that much is some Philly jerk takes your head off from your blindside..

    So now is seems, the ‘real’ test is next Monday…

  35. Hobie Hansen says:

    Aside from contract, 10/10 GMs would take Souray over MAB.

  36. Ian Cobb says:

    Respect is not given it is earned. Richards better keep his head up.

    Cook and Richards can play the game. But they both suffer from the same sickness. They pick their spots to be tough, mostly blindside chicken yellow hits on rookies or mild mannered players. They both suffer from “small man inferiority” sickness. They want to be bullies because they really are cowards.

    Both have been the same way since junior, they back down very quickly when evenly matched.

  37. Hobie Hansen says:

    Souray being labeled a cancer is a joke. Edmonton was garbage last year and he wasn’t happy with what was going on. In order to make it easier on the fans out there, the management made a big deal out of nothing to lessen the blow of sending him to the minors with such a high salary and big expectations…

    He has some issues yes, but leadership and team spirit are not on the list, guaranteed!

     

     

  38. JIMVINNY says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Subban catches a Flyer coming across the blueline with his head down.  He’s not giong to forget what Richards said, and he has enough pride that he might want to throw it in their faces.  Difference being, Subban hits clean.  Something not too many Flyers know anything about.

  39. Chuck says:

    Maybe Richards was onto something:

    Canadiens issue apology to Flyers

  40. HardHabits says:

    Beleive it or not MAB was a minus player as a forward and a plus as a defenseman. Souray is a career minus player.

  41. Dintrox says:

    Powe has been added to my list of dirt bags that deserve an ^&% kicking.

    December 4, 2009 – Elmer Lach’s jersey took its rightful place with the Rocket’s in the rafters.

  42. HardHabits says:

    I think the Habs should make a play for James Wisniewski. Either via trade or if he makes it to free agency they should try to sign him.

  43. HardHabits says:

    No way Jose, I was glad when he took his team worse -27 out of town or good. Souray is damaged goods and is done in the NHL.

     

  44. rocketsglare says:

    The Battle of Belarus should be interesting as the 2 bros go against each other tomorrow night.

    Hoping for older bro to uphold the family honor by helping the Habs to make it 5 wins in a row.

     

    Go Habs Go!

  45. Hobie Hansen says:

    I think he’d gladly break his hand another 5 times to play for the Habs again. If people are suggesting bringing in MAB who’s even worse than Souray defensively, why not consider Souray? Take it easy with his ice time 5on5 and use his shot on the PP. The Oilers will be on the hook for half his ridiculous salary.

    I know it’s an off the wall thought but hey; at least he stands up for what’s right at any cost.

     

  46. Matt_in_TO says:

    I think Souray might be too much of a locker room cancer now and that hand of his isn’t worth the risk. 

     

    I do find it funny how Pierre “The Mouth” McGuire in the video is going on how that was a clean hit.  Armstrong blindsides Saku.

     

     

    - In Price We Trust

  47. Instant Karma says:

    It would be nice if they called up a couple bulldogs who can fight and knock the crap out of some flyers incase (when) it gets dirty on Monday.

  48. Kooch7800 says:

    I have always hated the Flyers with a passion but never minded Richards.  His comments today are a joke.

    Powe is running people from behind and laughing about it on the bench and PK needs to learn respect.  Shut your mouth Richards and stop taking cheap shots at people. 

  49. aemarchand11 says:

    I miss souray, but that hand of his has to be a worry now. Hes broken it 3 times in the past year?? Maybe twice..

    Go Habs Go!
    2010-2011

  50. nick says:

    Meh… Brodeur has played 70+ games for the last 10 years, I wouldn’t worry about Price if he’s playing this well.

  51. aemarchand11 says:

    Dont forget this!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLOl1_fx4FY

    Go Habs Go!
    2010-2011

  52. Hobie Hansen says:

    Maybe we should speak to Kevin Lowe, since Markov is done for the season and bring this guy in while Edmonton pays half his salary.

    Maybe this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMPx4Dcmo2o would have happened last night after the injuries and people taking shots at Subban?

  53. aemarchand11 says:

    Best Habs Video from the playoffs last year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBe4DMQzRN8

    Go Habs Go!
    2010-2011

  54. Ian Cobb says:

    PK was the same here in junior, at 16 he competed the same way against 20 year olds. He was smart enough to stand his ground, but never went out of his way to scrap. But once the bigger guy found out that he was a piece of dynamite, they started to respect his bite and the ice opened up for him.

    Respect is not given, it is earned. Richards better keep his head up.

  55. Ian Cobb says:

    Hey Jim, remember when we could go all night and come back the next night to go again when we were 23yrs.

    These kids love it, and they only work 3hrs a day. Hell on the ranch, I worked hard 12hrs per day, 7 days a week.

    But you are right, back to back games should be split.!

  56. habinypsi says:

    I just listened to the Richards quote, I think PK could earn respect like Richards has by trying to dicapitate Richards while his head is down like Richards has done to so many others.

  57. forskis says:

    Unfortunately Claude Giroux is slowly heading down the path of the Flyers’ mantra of “do as I say, not do as I do” when he asked the Habs on the bench as he skated by to watch the stickwork since he lost a glove…then he later goes on to try to chop down Subban with at least three good solid swings of his stick.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  58. Psycho29 says:

    We are all acting shocked about the comments of Mike Richards about PK Subban….but are we really surprised???

    Just watch this video of Richards from a few years ago where he goes into a rage, and insults African Americans.

     

    Mike Richards goes crazy and racist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOtU6EjHjoY

     

  59. Danno says:

    Or maybe KoKa Kola

     

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

  60. Danno says:

    The Habs story keeps getting better and better (with the exception of the Markov injury). Glad to hear Jeff and Josh are okay.

     

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

  61. G-Man says:

    Price should not play more than 60- 62 games.  He needs to be fresh for the playoffs, not too burnt to survive 1 round.

  62. naweed235 says:

    i had a dream: ” on monday the flyers keep on hitting subban until a fight breaks out and subban goes against that waste of height pronger and subban knocks him out cold to end his career….”

    i woke up in tears of joy

     

  63. GrimJim says:

    True, but the first loss was the second half of a back-to-back doubleheader and the second loss Mtl was shutout. The reason for those losses seem to be less about Price needing to recover his form and more about the team in front of him not playing at their peak. Personally, I dislike playing the same goalie in both games of a doubleheader, and I worry about burning out any goalie that plays 70 games per season (see kipprasoff or Brodeur in most playoff years) but Price is playing really well and as Bull Durham says, you have to respect the streak…

    What would you be if you were attached to another object by an incline-plan wrapped helically around an axis?

  64. jimmy shaker says:

    Ya, the same Mike Richards who is is on the border of being one of the dirtiest players in the league is chirping about PK.  Memo to Richards……worry about your own team and the goose egg you put up against the habs last night.  And also maybe you should as captain address Powe’s two dirty hits last night.  Suck it up, you got beat, take it like a man and beat it!  What a sieve! 

    Shaker

  65. EastCoastJoe says:

    I loved PK’s comments when asked why he thought he was drawing so much attention.  “I don’t know, I must look different or something?”  Sounds like Mike Richards has been drinking too much Cherry kool-aid.

  66. GrimJim says:

    dbl post, sorry

  67. Corio says:

    According to Campbell:

    No injury?  No supplemental..

  68. Corio says:

    Glad to hear the boys are ok!

  69. Chris1138 says:

    So funny! Especially the caption for the picture! lol


    Chris

  70. joeybarrie says:

    Mike Richards……

    HMMM, he is one to talk. Head hit to David Booth last year, game misconduct, but no suspension.

    By the way, how much has Richards himself accomplished????? What makes him so special that he can talk? Seems like he is acting like a little boy. “Mommy, that kid said something mean to me…”

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

  71. shiram says:

    I dont think they will sit the hot goalie anytime soon, didnt Price have 2 loss after they started Auld?


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  72. observer says:

    Big weekend as all your Toronto fans will be here and receiving a double beating from the Habs Saturday and then from the Als Sunday and even Laval U. will beat Western of London.

  73. ganderhab says:

    Mike Richards has commented to press that he thinks Subban is too cocky and doesn’t show respect. In a related story he added that Evander Kane is getting uppity and Dustin byfuglien needs to be knocked down a peg or two. Bobby Clarke’s only comment on the matter was that in his opinion Pat Burns is getting a little goofy.

  74. sidhu says:

    If Carey plays tomorrow, is Auld going to play on Saturday against the Laffs?

    Carey is playing very well, I’m just concerned that he may get burned out.  We have a big week, with four games next week, too.

  75. Chorske says:

    So he gives a game puck to the fans… because he is pissed with the fans… who have given him several standing Os in recent games and who have repeatedly called CAREY CAREY since the beginning of the season? He is pissed at them why exactly? And why go to the trouble of getting a puck from Pronger (merci Gionta!) for a guy who is pissed at the organization?

    I don’t buy any of it. My bullshitometer is redlining.

  76. LizardKing1967 says:

    I WISH WE COULD SIGN THE HANSON BROTHERS. THAT WOULD SHUT THE IDIOT UP.

     

    Jim-out. I BELIEVE!

  77. SmartDog says:

    Dreger is TSN’s Jack Todd. 

     

    ——- Anyone know how to italicize sigs? Used to be able too…

  78. novahab says:

    Maybe the real story behind Mike Richards comments is not PK play maybe its the color of his skin. Maybe Mike Richards is a racist which would not surprise me because he’s a Bobby Clark draft pick. We all know what a sensitive guy Clark is the way he treated Roger Nelson.

  79. Storm Man says:

    I just keep it real.

  80. avatar_58 says:

    Who gives a f what they think, only Carey knows.

  81. Danno says:

    Richards drinks too much KoKa Kola

     

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

  82. adam76 says:

    Not sure on Richards – but when Cherry was taking his shots at PK in Oct, I felt skin colour was a factor.

  83. Bill J says:

    WTF ?

    This is not the first Puck Carey throws to the crowd, he cares less about it.

    Even when Daniel Briere shot Carey’s first career shutout puck into the stands, I remember the media asking Carey if it bothered him.  And he said, he didn’t care about it, he was more happy with the win.

    “Some” media are looking for ANYTHING to stir some dirt on the Habs.

    Price no longer has a Glove side issue.

  84. TheDagger says:

    Every year each member of my family has given me gifts for Christmas, birthdays, etc. I had no idea they were all pissed at me. Actually my GF just gave me a new watch… damn I better get home and apologize.

  85. Ayan_SB says:

    Don’t be an idiot. This has nothing to do with being a racist. If anything, if one keeps bringing up the so-called “race card” everytime PK gets criticized, maybe they should look at themselves in the mirror and ask themselves if they’ve got any prejudices of their own.

     

  86. 123456 says:

    people – you are making too big a deal of richards comments. flyers got shutout, he was upset.. no big deal. who cares…. does anyone really think PK is bothered by these remarks? don’t we complain about crysby and his style of complaining all the time??? also the powe hits were hard hits,  the first where he was called for 2min was a clean hard hit but his elbow looked like it made contact – it did not. i wuld have like to see the hit on halpern get a penalty but it was not a dirty hit… there is nothing wrong with hitting a guy hard, it was borderline but i did not see intent to injure – just a hard hit that caused him to hit is head… the head was not the point of contact.

    lets take the win, take the high road, focus on thurs night and when monday comes beat the flyers in their own barn. . . wont that piss them off!!

  87. LizardKing1967 says:

    According to Hockeyfights.com, Mike Richards, among his 20 some-odd fights in his NHL career, has LOST to Brandon Dubinsky (3 times), Kevin Bieksa (twice), Sean Avery (twice – boy he’s a monster), he’s had DRAWS with David Booth (shudder), and Paul Mara (double-shudder). And of his 5 or so wins, he’s been voted at UNDER 50% on most of them. So, I see where he’s really fought against some of the leagues REAL heavy-weights. Please! Next time you flap your lips MR. Richards, BACK IT UP!!!!! I bet P.K. can kick his damn a** if they went at it. Don’t you just hate guys who mouth off when they have nothing better to say? I cannot wait until Monday night and our game in Philly. If ANYTHING happens to P.K., I really hope the league FINALLY comes down very hard on these animals.

     

    Jim-out. I BELIEVE!

  88. 24 Cups says:

    Hamilton Bulldog update from their home site.

  89. punkster says:

    This has to be an even more ridiculous statement than the one made by Richards last night. It clearly shows you that even a good hockey player or a knowledgeable hockey broadcaster can utter silly comments in the heat of the moment. Both made comments for no other reason than to stir the pot and crank up the interest in the next game, Richards to get under the Habs skin and Dreger to increase ratings (guess who is broadcasting the game Monday).

  90. DearyLeary says:

    PK’s a pretty tough customer, while he played with Henry in the AHL, he still got into a fair amount of scraps.  He didn’t look out of place in any of them.  While I’d rather have PK burning people on the ice, if that’s what it takes for him to ‘earn respect’ and not get run by goon squads, fine. 

    For the record: I would love to see PK turn Richards’ face into hamburger meat.

  91. novahab says:

    One more point about Mr. Richards wasn’t he the guy that knocked  that kid out from Florida with a blind side elbow to the head. Is that the kind of respect you are talking about Mike. Mike Richards is dog crap and I say we have a HIO bounty on his head. The first platyer that breaks his legs gets the money. Maybe Mike should get the same respect he gave the kid from Flotida.

  92. Bill J says:

    Uhm – you do realize the Habs would be trading salary to CGY too right ?

    Under your math, the Habs trade draft picks and minor leaguers, prospects… No NHL players ?

    Iginla CAN be a Hab….

    Price no longer has a Glove side issue.

  93. HardHabits says:

    Thanks but where’s the insight or comments?

  94. Bill J says:

    You mean dealing with Boston right ? Because they own the Leafs 1st round pick this year TOO!

    I do not want to see Iginla in the following cities: Pittsburgh, Washington, Boston.

    Price no longer has a Glove side issue.

  95. punkster says:

    Calm down Les.

  96. Ian Cobb says:

    Thanks Steve, put the dogs up more often. We are very deep with young talent.

  97. punkster says:

    :)

    Good plan. It’ll all work itself out on Monday.

  98. novahab says:

    lol thanks you I think i will go medicate now

  99. geo_habsgo says:

    PK is the real deal. I’ve followed his career for a long time and his play has increased exponentially at every level. I also think he is a very positive presence in the dressing room. His low-fives with Price at the end of every game show me how playful and fun he can be and I think the players are responding to that. A great addition to the team. Definitely someone to build around.

  100. Ian Cobb says:

    People that even discuss the race card are very small minded people indeed. They are an embarrassment to themselves. DROP IT!

  101. HabFanSince72 says:

    Are you seeing we need to build a team that will  be able to hold its own in a bench clearing brawl?

  102. Storm Man says:

    You CAN be a Hab I can be a Hab also….. Sorry but Iggy coming to Montreal is not going to happen. Im very happy with the team’s play right now and should be looking to do a deal for a Dman.

  103. Puck Bard says:

    For real, Ian. Nuff said.

  104. HardHabits says:

    Looks like some bozo has done his job poisoning everybody’s minds.

    Richard’s spewing his filth about PK.

    Dregger spewing his filth about Price.

    Source of all this garbage….. Don Cherry!!

  105. geo_habsgo says:

    Amen, Ian. 

    It is petty and ignorant not to mention a very serious accusation. Thanks for keeping us honest at HIO.

  106. DearyLeary says:

    AAAAAAAAHH you said he who shall not be named’s name!

     

    What did Dregger say about Price?

  107. Rugger says:

    Absolutely, we need to be ready for that once every 20 years event

  108. HabFanSince72 says:

    Don Cherry doesn’t like Swedes.

    And he doesn’t like French Canadians.

    Not a huge fans of Russians either.

    But this is the first time he doesn’t like an Ontario kid.

    Maybe adam is on to something.

     

     

  109. Ayan_SB says:

    They also went on to praise J-F Giguere lol.

  110. LA Loyalist says:

    One of the more humiliating moments I’ve witnessed as  a Habs fan is Dougie Gilmour having to stick up for Theodore after he was run badly in Buffalo. Everyone else stood around.

    If EVERYONE stands up then we don’t need to thug up. But as Habs improve over the year our star players will take more abuse. I guarantee it and we need to prepare.

     

     

     

  111. topher5468 says:

    I can honestly say Im a Price Fan, I have been tough on him when I thought he deserved it and have praised him the same, that being said. I have learned a few things in my 35 + years of watching sports. When things are going good, shut up and go with it. I refuse to go overboard with Price’s fantastic start. It’s not that i think its a fluke but I don’t want to put the cart before the horse, After we win the Cup, then i will say, F yea. Take that bitches. Until then, keep it up boys 

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  112. SmartDog says:

    Hey Ian,

    A totally unrelated question: do you not like Pouliot? 

    You said something ealier about him being a player we could maybe do without…

     

    ——- Anyone know how to italicize sigs? Used to be able too…

  113. Bill J says:

    LOL – thanks but my aging body CAN’T be a Hab.  a Dream I live vicariously through the players winning :D

    What I meant since the discussion revolved around cap space, was yes he can be a Hab.

    And if Phaneuf can be a Leaf, for what was given to CGY … Iginla certainly can be a Hab.

    Looking for a D-man ? WHY ?  The team’s record without Markov is better then with these days… Gone are the days that Markov out meant crappy Habs teams.  They have the best PK in the league as of right now…

    Why get another D ?  a Top3 caliber forward has been the issue for 2 seasons now.

    Add a Iginla to this team, without disturbing the “core” too much, and the Habs are legit contenders this season.

     

    Price no longer has a Glove side issue.

  114. JSP1990 says:

    BS that Carey is sick of the fans and that’s why he gave away the game puck after his shutout. Sayin that this is his last contract in Montreal. Ya know. What ya expect from a Leafs nut hugger.

  115. Chuck says:

    Lots of great goalies have never won a Stanley Cup. Enjoy his performances fpr what they are, go with the flow, and see where it takes us.

    Canadiens issue apology to Flyers

  116. crabvader says:

    Not trying to jynx anything here but… Can I see Adam76 finally eat some crow???

  117. HugeHabsFan says:

    “Even the Gazette is owned by Toronto and won’t write anything about the Habs unless it is watered down or negative. How come the Gazette reporters are not calling out Richards I am willing to bet they will crap on PK.”

    Simply ridiculous.

     ………..

    “Thank you Cammy for making my day even more amazing!”

    I STILL BELIEVE. I WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE.

    Cammalleri: “I almost feel bad for a guy who plays an NHL career without experiencing what it’s like to be a Montreal Canadien”.

  118. Bill J says:

    Personally I adopt this position with the Habs as a whole.

    No point in throwing it in people’s faces till the Habs win the Cup….

    82 game in a season + many more in the playoffs.

    So many things can happen…

    Price no longer has a Glove side issue.

  119. Puck Bard says:

    That’s a great approach, Chuck.

  120. DearyLeary says:

    He is aware that the first star has been giving away pucks since the start of the season, right?

    He might as well give it to a kid.  Dregger has got to be the worst excuse for an insider ever.

  121. topher5468 says:

    True, I am definitely enjoying them. I just dont want to jinx it. When ever I go off about things like that at work to all the ranger fans it always comes back at me. So for me, I will enjoy the start and not talk smack.  

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  122. Bill J says:

    He has…. I’ll give him credit for it.

    Who I’d like to see eat crow a bit though, terrygain.

    The one who tagged many here with “Pricebot” or “Pricebunny” so maliciously all summer.

    Price no longer has a Glove side issue.

  123. Hagar says:

    So I’m looking at New Jersey’s goal totals for the season & wondering why they’re in dead last by such a good margin. They landed Kovalchuk on the cheap & he’s a proven 40-50 goal scorer. Unless New Jersey somehow goes on a long scoring rampage sometime during the season, there’s little reason to believe they won’t finish last or close to last. Jersey is not known for their explosive scoring (a weakness that was a major reason for why they signed Kovy II). Can anyone offer a theory as to how Jersey could land Kovalchuk and then watch their scoring plummet like it has? I know there’s a lot of drama going on there right now. But even that can’t explain how poorly they’re doing. Even if Kovy II picks up his game, there’s little reason to believe they’ll make the playoffs this season with how poorly they’re playing. Anyone got any insight as to why Jersey is sucking so hard this season? Help understanding this would be appreciated.

  124. topher5468 says:

    My point exactly. Maybe you were a bit clearer but thats my point. 

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  125. SeriousFan09 says:

    Interesting that Mike G isn’t around to comment on the Flyers loss and Richards acting like a baby.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  126. 24 Cups says:

    TORONTO – Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender J.S. Giguere will be out one to two weeks with a groin strain, the NHL team announced Wednesday.

    Looks like the Habs will be facing The Monster on Saturday.

  127. 24 Cups says:

    All the best tomorrow, Ian.

  128. habstrinifan says:

    I may be the rottenest most cynical opportunist ever… but I think God is a hab’s fan and he’s been busy lately. But he’s said enuff is enuff.. he wants to see habs hocky again. So he got us PK. Then in his wondrously mysterious way he cleared cap space using Markov. I told you I was cynical.

    Iginla to Montreal. GO HABS GO.

  129. Hagar says:

    Are you saying the Habs need more sandpaper? More sandpaper is never a bad thing.

  130. Mike says:

    I think it has to do with them not having a puck moving defenceman.

  131. habstrinifan says:

    No! You send wrong message and destroy mojo trading Gio. But if Sutter wants AK I will pull the trigger.

     

  132. larisalapointe says:

    Tony Esposito

  133. Storm Man says:

    You have to add 4-5 people on here to the table for the crow dinner. I will leave up to you who to add ;).

  134. Ian Cobb says:

    I do like him and he has what it takes to make it in the NHL. But he is a selfish type player at times and does not work hard enough every shift. He is a work in progress. Frustrating.!

  135. Hagar says:

    I agree that PK is the real deal. He can do it all. Last game I loved watching him roughly shove an ugly Flyer out of Carey’s crease. That boy’s got sand.

  136. Omit says:

    You’re the one who can’t connect the dots.  How many bench-clearing brawls have you seen lately in the playoffs or regular season?

  137. HardHabits says:

    Gone in hiding with the Halak trolls.

  138. oshawahabsfan says:

    I was curious about that as well. I really don’t know what he sees in him, I’m embarassed to say he’s been a member of team Canada. He of all people talking about respect, good one Richards, we can see how much respect you show out on the ice

  139. Puck Bard says:

    As I said above: Silly Richards, tricks are for kids. 

  140. savethepuck says:

    But can people honestly say that down deep inside, they don’t fear that Carey only signed a 1 year contract and he will demand a lot of money next year if his play continues.  If he has a good offer somewhere else, why wouldn’t he consider taking it to get out of a city that so many idiots have treated him like a piece of $#it over the past year and 1/2. Sure everyone is “WE Love You Carey” now but maybe Price has a longer memory than the Montreal fanbase that can turn on you in 1 bad game.

  141. Matt_in_TO says:

    I’m shaking in my boots….

     

    - In Price We Trust

  142. 24 Cups says:

    Robert – This whole Richards thing is blown totally out of proportion.  Trash talkin’ is part of sports.  I’ll tell you one thing – I sure wish Richards was a Hab.  I’d take him in a heartbeat.   The two  borderline hits by Powe bother me a lot more.  

    Next Monday is going to be a major concern. 

  143. JSP1990 says:

    Carey Price signed a two year deal. And yes the fans were hard on him, but it’s the same story. It’s a great place to play if you play well here. And he is an RFA after his contract. If the Habs want him, they have him. Only change is he has arbitration rights. Don’t listen to that moron Dregger. He can’t STAND seeing Carey play well in Montreal.

  144. DearyLeary says:

    Exactly, how can an RFA go to another team if the team that has his rights really want him?  He’ll get a pretty big contract, but if he can keep this up over two seasons, would it not be a deserved contract?

  145. Number31 says:

    Price actually said he doesn’t care about the puck…also he’s been giving away the game puck after every win. It’s this year’s new tradition since he was probably running out of goalie sticks. Darch comes up to him after the victory scrum and hands him the puck and he’d flip it to the crowd. I think he even did it on the road.

  146. HabsFanInTampa says:

    After reading these posts today,  I cannot wait until Monday’s game! Screw all of Philly and their classless sports’ fans.

  147. SeriousFan09 says:

    Last season after 18 games, the Habs had given away 4 OT points to divisional rivals (Tor x2, BOS, BUF) and given 3 more away to the NYI, NYR and ATL. This season, they’ve only surrended one OT loss (TBL) and given away one other OT point to Non-Conference opponent Phoenix. Habs are getting it done in regulation this year which is good, don’t need to give the opposition any help and they’re doing just that.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  148. SmartDog says:

    Kostopolous is a Flame.

    http://sports.nationalpost.com/2010/11/17/darryl-sutter-trades-son-to-carolina/

    ———

    Try not to be jealous but… my fiance just surprised me by getting a Habs logo tattooed on her lower back. It’s awesome.

  149. Chris1138 says:

    Video is on the side called “What’s the problem?”


    Chris

  150. avatar_58 says:

    PK is my goddamn hero, I’m trying really hard not to order another jersey….

  151. Hagar says:

    TSN has another article stating the Flames might be considering putting Iggy on the trading block. We should take a look. Iggy would add some more sandpaper to our top 6.

  152. SmartDog says:

    Good post. I’ve been agreeing with you all day.  No reason to stop now. 

    ——- Anyone know how to italicize sigs? Used to be able too…

  153. Storm Man says:

    What deal would you offer the Flames?

  154. andrewberkshire says:

    I don’t think sandpaper is what Iginla’s role would be haha. Maybe 30+ goals.

  155. Chris1138 says:

    Just testing if my new avatar uploaded properly… and it didn’t lol


    Chris

  156. Chris1138 says:

    Great it did!

    Richards is just upset that PK was engaging his game!


    Chris

  157. avatar_58 says:

    I would *kill* for this man in the CH. However….let’s face it – it won’t happen without something big going back their way. No – Gomez isn’t the one either, not going to happen. Iggy is a franchise staple even despite his slumps – so it’s going to require a good return. I don’t want to lose one of our core guys or upcoming rookies.

  158. HabsFanNorway says:

    Has anyone been to the stats page here on HIO? There’s some sexy graphics on that page! Could we have a more retro, kick a**, no fancy graphics page than that? Looks very 1996, but without Koivu, Recchi, Savage etc….

     

    Everyone from Sweden, Finland (swedish speaking), Norway, Denmark: Join the Facebook group “Montreal Canadiens Fan Club Scandinavia”!

  159. Rugger says:

    I’d give up our first round pick next draft, after all what value is the number 30 pick!

  160. avatar_58 says:

    Yeah but that pick wouldn’t help Calgary much, they’d be better off dealing with the Leafs for a pick. (Oh PLEASE god don’t let Iggy go there)

  161. avatar_58 says:

    Seabrook / Kaberle – good ideas, MAB….NOOO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooOOOOOooooo

  162. habstrinifan says:

    Boy oh Boy! If we could swing a deal for Iggy… say Pacioretty and some other prospects and draft choices…. WOW this team would be fearsome. Day Iggy lands in Mtl he will be REJUVENATED big time. You just know deep deep down Iggy is a hab. LOL Seriously though I have said this before Mtl will love Iggy and Iggy will love Mtl.

    Please PG do NOT stand on the sidelines on this one.. give it a try. Your legacy here in Mtl will be made if you land Iggy… bank on it.

  163. oldrrty says:

    I don’t understand what the commotion about PK is? Has he suddenly changed his style of play since the playoffs? Did he not have his swagger when he played the Flyers last February before the Olympic break? The swagger has always been there and it always will. The difference is that now Montreal is winning and he is in the other teams heads. If Phillie won last night we would not have heard any of this today.

     

    PK is an extremely talented up and coming defence man in this leaque  and any talk of this is just a way to try to threaten him to change his play. Thankfully, PK understands that that will change his effectiveness. Keep the swagger PK, and on your first shift drop the gloves with Richards because he is going to be going to drop his!

     

    I don’t care who wins as long as Toronto doesn’t!

  164. DavidKB says:

    Mike Richards: “It’s just frustrating to see a young guy like that come in here and so much as think that he’s better than a lot of people. You have to earn respect in this league. It takes a lot. You can’t just come in here as a rookie and play like that. It’s not the way to get respect from other players around the league.”

    Yeah Mike, it must be frustrating for you, but get real! What do you expect? … “Please, Mr. Richards, can I tie your skates for you?” 

    If PK were going around picking fights for no reason or playing dirty, then you’ve got a beef. Playing hard and sticking up for his mates, the way Suban does should be gaining him respect, as I’m sure it is with his teammates. 

    I bet if PK were a Flyer it would be a different story. Your comments, Mike, only serve to garner less respect for yourself!

  165. Danno says:

    I tell you, they’ve gone completely MAB.

     

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

  166. Hagar says:

    EXACTLY!!! Also, with great pain & anguish I’d give up Gio & Spacek. It’s a high price but worth it for seeing Iggy return to form for the glorious C & H. Now we just need to find a solid D man to fix up our depleted D & we’re set to win the cup. Reuniting Iggy & Cammy and letting them play with Pleks would make for an explosive top line & we’d still have enough left over for other lines. These 3 guys together could pull off any play known to man & probably a few new ones.

  167. Storm Man says:

    It is a very nice dream you have, How do you plan to fit Iggy under the cap?

  168. DearyLeary says:

    Markov’s injury, if it’s for the year we can overspend.

  169. Storm Man says:

    C’mon, Man! trade the Captain after how many games.

  170. novahab says:

    HEY! Mike Richards here is the truth you make what about 86 mil in your contract and you see Subban and realize he is 10 times the hockey player you’ll ever be thats your problem. So next game drops the gloves with him and you will realize another thing he can also kick your ass. what this pice of S5643 Richards is relling do is putting a bounty on PK’s head. Now the ball is in the Molsons court what are you going to do to protect your star player. We have not had a player like this since Lafleur and now Richards is going on air trying to get every meat head in the league to hurt him. If Richards said this about Ovie Bettman would have a shitfit. Teams are afraid of this guy he show Orr like skills at times. This kid has a chance to be the number one player in this league and we are going to lose him if someone doesn’t step up and call Richards and th other goons out on this.

  171. avatar_58 says:

    Gio?? No no, Gio is a 30+ goal scorer as is Iggy. I’d prefer to keep the guy who has chemistry. I want Iggy but not at a massive expense. So unless they can hustle Sutter it’s not going to happen.

  172. Storm Man says:

    Still over the cap by 3mil or so. Not sure where the team is at right now but Iggy’s cap hit is 7mil AM79 5.7 mil. And I don’t think the Habs are on Iggy’s plans if he was going to be traded.

  173. Mark Bellison says:

    It is obvious that everyone in the NHL from players to managers knows PK is the real deal as far as talent goes…

    His play is way beyond his years… particularly for a Dman… He doesn’t seem to be intimidated by anyone in the league… And that is great for the Habs!

    IMO all this ‘fuss’ has to do with other teams trying to get him off his game… in other words “head games”… I think we are fortunate in that I cannot see PK turning into the head case that Price was for a couple of years, or mini-K (Sergei), or early Ribeiro… you get my drift… Young players can be head cases… I think PK is a different bird…

    What Richards said was laughable anyway… Coming for a cheap shot artist, on a team of cheap shot artists… The league has way bigger attitude issues than PK… see Sean Avery…

    As far as Don Cherry goes… he is nothing more than a parody of himself and has been for some years now… He would be singing a different tune if PK played for his beloved Laughs or the Bears…

     

     

  174. avatar_58 says:

    BTW – If Iggy gets traded I bet it’s 100% with the east. So either the habs get him or we see him very often throughout the year in enemy colours. Imagine Iggy on a team like the Pens or Caps if they made room? What if the Leafs manage to swindle Sutter?

  175. Hagar says:

    …So it’s kinder to trade a Captain after years of services rendered? Also, Iggy’s goal production would increase if playing with Pleks & Cammy. Looking at goal totals has the potential to blow up in your face as well. Just ask New Jersey after landing Kovy II.

  176. Rugger says:

    Can’t wait to see Cherrybomb’s comments tonight on the PK-Richards affair.  Should be hilarious.

  177. novahab says:

    He’s (Subban) a guy that’s come in the league and hasn’t earned respect,” Richards told the Team 990 radio station after the game. “It’s just frustrating to see a young guy like that come in here and so much as think that he’s better than a lot of people. You have to earn respect in this league. It takes a lot. You can’t just come in here as a rookie and play like that. It’s not the way to get respect from other players around the league.

    Now JM tell PK don’t play so hard now we don’t want to upset poor little Mikey. This piece of crap for a captain is nothing but a cry baby and wait till Monday it going to be goon city. We already lost Markov to a cheap shot we almost lost Georges and Halpern to cheap shots when will someone from Montreal speak out about the goon tactics. Here is what I would do I go to the ECL and any beer league and I would find the three meaness SOBs I could find and sign then to a one game try out and bring them to Philly. I go with three lines first time they try something let these animals lose.

  178. j2c says:

    Did anybody listen to 640 tonight with the Hockey Insider Darren Dregger. I was looking on another board and someone said that Darren Dregger and Bill Watters agreed that this was probably Price’s last contract with Montreal because they said he gave away his shutout puck because he is pissed with the fans. This sounds a bit weird to me…did anyone hear this or is someone just being a douch?

  179. Hagar says:

    Actually I haven’t looked at our cap lately but I’m pretty sure we could swing this (just barely) with Markov on the IR without even giving up a player.

  180. FB says:

    Yes, I heard that as well.  I was a little surprised by it but it’s probably true…..WTF will we do then

  181. Mrhab24 says:

    Rimshot!!!

     

    …I’m on a horse!

  182. Lafrich says:

    We have room with Markov out.

  183. Storm Man says:

    Yah just did some fast math, Was thinking the buyout for BGL was 1.5 mil but it is 500K. So it would be super tight and as much as I would love to see Iggy here it will never happen.

  184. Castor says:

    I didn’t hear it but it makes perfect sense. If you don’t like the fans, give them a gift. Also, be sure that when you throw out the three star pucks that you make sure that a particular fan gets it. Go out of your way to make sure, then smile and high five the fans (that you hate) when you leave the rink.

    Makes sense to me.

  185. novahab says:

    Well you know Cherry is going to stick up for little cry baby Mikey. How stupid when a captain of a hockey team said he shouldn’t play this way he thinks he is to good are you kidding me.

  186. j2c says:

    So its true…this seems a bit odd to me. Why would he hate the fans when they are chanting his name every home game. They are totally supporting him so why would he want out now of all times?

  187. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’d call them twits spinning opinions with no inside knowledge of what’s going on in Montreal. Carey Price is about to have a career season and the city loves him, I can cealry see why he’d want to leave…

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  188. Malreg says:

    …..Darren Dregger is one of the better hockey insiders, I really doubt he would spew bullcrap like that. 

    Any link to listen to it?

  189. Storm Man says:

    Would not look good around the rest of the NHL if we had no captian for a year and name one and ship him out after 20 plus games. Plus I don’t see Iggy coming to Montreal.

  190. Castor says:

    Just people blabbing so they sound smart. Don’t put any second thought into it.

  191. TomNickle says:

    Habs gave up Halak to keep Price.  Yeah, they’ll let him walk.

    This kid is setting himself up for a multi year, multi million dollar contract.  And considering his age, he’ll probably end up with a deal more lucrative than Ryan Miller’s if this keeps up.

  192. novahab says:

    This is because Toronto sucks and Montreal is in first anything to stir something up hoping to make the Habs lose. What this country needs is a sport station not in Toronto or owned by Toronto. Even the Gazette is owned by Toronto and won’t write anything about the Habs unless it is watered down or negative. How come the Gazette reporters are not calling out Richards I am willing to bet they will crap on PK.

  193. Rugger says:

    Um, he will still be an RFA after this contract.  If the Habs want to keep him, the Habs will keep him.

  194. j2c says:

    No the link to the show, but i’ll post the link where I read this on

     

    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=843023

  195. Matt_in_TO says:

    I don’t recall seeing Stubbs, Hickey or Boone crapping on PK

     

    - In Price We Trust

  196. LizardKing1967 says:

    Well, it just goes to show you how the hockey world STILL revolves around the stinkhole called Toronto. WHy is anyone surprised at these comments? They come from a couple of dufus reporters who, to quote a local reporter, “DO NOT FOLLOW THE TEAM ON A DAILY BASIS AND ARE NEVER IN THE DRESSING ROOM”.

    How could you even take what they say seriously. What were you doing listening to a TO station to begin with? Are you a Laf fan in disguise?

     

     

    Jim-out. I BELIEVE!

  197. Hagar says:

    The rest of the league would understand completly once they found out it was to land Iggy. And none of this “I don’t see Iggy coming to Montreal” balogney. I think it could work. You’re the only one not helping out the cause Storm Man. Stop it.

  198. andrewberkshire says:

    Agreed, that’s exactly what it is. No one wants Halak to succeed more than I do who isn’t a Blues fan, he’s my #1 goalie in a money pool worth 1000 bucks, but if he’s struggling, I’m gonna point it out just to spite the idiots.

  199. WindsorHab-10 says:

    I love the Habs & Pricey. Once upon a time I used to love Halak.

  200. The Teacher says:

    That Halak goal was hilarious!

  201. Chuck says:

    What was odd was that it went off of his stick twice before it went in!

     

    Canadiens issue apology to Flyers

  202. The Teacher says:

    A rare occurence indeed!

  203. Bugs says:

    Got the vid here.

    Tragically misunderstood, please bite

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  204. HardHabits says:

    It was going to the corner but then it hit the curvy part of the blade and took a 90° turn into the back of the net.

  205. Da Hema says:

    Andrew: you are a prince of a poster, and a future political scientist, so I have a question for you (but anyone else is free to respond). Do you think the “idiots,” as you describe them, are actually conscious of their stupidity? I mean, do you think all those posters over the summer and fall who attacked Price say to themselves in their private moments: I am so goddamned stupid that I must share my stupidity with others. Just curious.

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  206. andrewberkshire says:

    I doubt most of them are even stupid, I tihnk a large portion are just looking for attention, which is a sociological phenomena of the internet. A ton of people take on indefensable positions just to garner responses. I’m sure some of the are stupid, like tony242, I’m pretty sure he’s actually a raging drunk, as he’s harassed me for the better part of a year through various accounts. Most I’m sure are just regular people who just enjoy getting a rise out of people. JasonM for example, I know the guy, great guy, but likes to troll a bit for reactions on HIO sometimes. He’s mostly just a goof. That’s how I see it, even if I’m a bit too harsh on them sometimes.

  207. GrimJim says:

    I wonder if I get credit for that goal in my pool…

    What would you be if you were attached to another object by an incline-plan wrapped helically around an axis?

  208. MontrealAtheist says:

    If he had pulled that one off during the play-offs while he was still in Montreal he would probably have been put in the doghouse for the next 5 games.

  209. ctony says:

    Take that comment to a group of 10 knowledgeable hockey people outside of this board and they will think you’re crazy. Trading RFA rights is like trading a player with a guarantee of high picks if someone else signs him.  So, in finance terms, it’s like having the asset and a free option.  

    We didn’t get fair value for Halak.  Very few times in the past few decades does a team trade a goalie in his mid-20s, who started the majority of regular season and playoff games with undisputed success.  When they trade anything close to that, they get young, PROVEN players.  We got young talented players.  There’s a difference.

    But why bother with logic.  You are just apt to drone on about blah blah blah.  Yawn.  

  210. The Teacher says:

    I have to admit that the same sort of thoughts went through my head when I heard about this story. I don’t see anything wrong with Subban in the least and he has quickly become the man at the top of my list on the team.  I love his enthusiasm, his incredible skating, his powerful turns around his own net combined with the ability to hold off players with his one arm and carefully cradling the puck with the other, his incredible speed through the neutral zone including bringing it into the offensive zone, often deep, and thus becoming the second Habs player in a long time capable of doing that while at the same time displaying poise as a youngster and coming to the defense of his teammates and yes, backing it up verbally as well. I love the entire package. Richards should just SU indeed, or fought him at the end if he had an issue.

     

     

  211. Hagar says:

    Halak will be fine. That said, It’s still fun to rub this in the noses of the Halakites.

  212. CBrady12 says:

    No Pierre McGuire called it already…

  213. Everlasting1 says:

    It’s all mental. Also, 6 of the last 7 games were on the road..after all those injuries as well.

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

     Don’t pollute the water.

  214. Hagar says:

    No kidding. Halak is the Kovalev of goaltenders.

  215. ctony says:

    We can debate if we should have traded him and if we got fair value.  But, please, don’t try to explain complicated things like RFA rights.  You don’t understand them.  So, before you’re embarrass yourself again tonight and post this for a third time.  An RFA is the equivaloent of the trading the player.  Plus the team that owns his rights is compensated if another team signs him, so it gets a bonus.  

  216. larisalapointe says:

    You are right. Halak has a goal and Eller has none.

  217. Bill says:

    Richards didn’t even sorta look like he wanted a piece of Subban. Richards is the kind of guy who likes it when the linesmen tie them up so he can be tough with his mouth. If anything what Richards really objected to was being challenged by PK … the nerve.

    Subban sure doesn’t come off as cocky in his interviews. He could’ve bashed Richards back, but he totally took the high road: “he’s a player I’ve always admired”, “what Richards and I said to each other in the box is going to stay in the box”, etc. Pretty classy, if anything. Richards, on the other hand, runs his ignorant mouth off to the press about how PK needs to learn “respect”. Does ANYONE still have respect for Richards after the Booth hit?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  218. andrewberkshire says:

    “So before you’re embarrass yourself”

    Too late.

  219. Everlasting1 says:

    Stfu? Make me. And you think guys like Timo should be banned when this site has potty mouths like you.

    Let me know when the Habs are past the rebuilding stage (if that’s what it is).

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  220. ctony says:

    Actually, Jacques Martin traded a 1st and two 2nds for Vokoun.  Vokoun was 31 at the time and hadn’t one a playoff series and his cap hit is $2m more than Halak.  We should have been able to trade for more than we did.  Maybe you come up with facts to back up your comments next time. 

  221. ctony says:

    Any comment about the facts or just the grammatical error?  Yeah, thats wot i thot.  

  222. ctony says:

    actually, he fetched (from JM, by the way) a first and two seconds.  He made $5.7m, never won a playoff series and was 31 at the time.  get your facts straight… 

  223. HardHabits says:

    This site is about more than just being a Habs fan. It’s a community. If you have controversial or critical comments to make do so respectfully.

  224. Curtis O Habs says:

    He is the right fit for Montreal.  Tough to play against and good on the powerplay.

  225. observer says:

    It’s the nightlife of St. Louis that got to him.

  226. Hagar says:

    Geez. I finally take one post to say Halak will be fine & karma rewards me by having a Halak troll spew some more of his garbage after his god gets lit up 7 times. Unbelievable.

  227. observer says:

    not for an injured markov. but if habs could get him id do it in a new jersey minute.

  228. HardHabits says:

    OK. I am going to bite.

    For the salary Halak is earning it would’ve been a 1st and a 3rd pick, from the Blues, next draft, which would’ve been two unknowns, and players farther away from the NHL than Schultz and much, much farther away from the NHL than Eller. So the compensation would’ve been worse than what the Habs got in exchange for Halak. Now the Habs also coveted Eller which makes the deal even sweeter. A 9th rounder for a 13th pick. Sounds good to me.

    Nice try insulting me. Why don’t you ask how many people think I am putting my foot in my mouth here? Now ask how many people think you are? Who’s embarrassing themselves again? Looks like you bud.

  229. Say Ash says:

    Looks pretty consistent to me.

  230. Say Ash says:

    For what it’s worth, I’m surrounded at the office by people who would love to see him leave.

  231. HardHabits says:

    You totally are an idiot. Just because the Bruins got high picks doesn’t mean everybody does. Hypothetically speaking if a team made an offer sheet for Halak and they signed him that team would have to tank the season to make the picks worth while. As it stands the Blues look(ed) (well until Halak started scoring on himself) like they were going to be a top 10 team.

    Do you realize how stupid you’re sounding?

  232. 23 HABS 23 says:

    Halak is the starter there; but not period by any means … if he lets in another 19 goals over his next 4 starts, there will be changes … mark my words!

    On another note, could you please tell me who the starting goal tender is for the Montreal Canadiens …

    The HABS are perfectly “Priced” … but thanks for you thoughts spoonfullofjelly!

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

  233. ctony says:

    A ninth rounder for a 13th pick.  So, using your “logic” you would not have traded Luc Robitaille in his prime for one of numerous failed 13th overall picks.  Brilliant.  You trade players based on their play at the time and their potential.  Halak obvious played well above his 9th round status.  

     

    The farther from the NHL concept only works when the players you pick up actually make a meaningful contribution.  Until then, they are similarly unknown.  The point most experts made (outside this site) is that we should have received more certainty on the players we picked up and should have created more of a market to drive up the price.

     

    But, let’s return to recurring point about RFA rights.  You basically just accepted that trading his rights were the equivalent of trading him.  So, please, stop posting that point.  

  234. Jay R says:

    I’ve always thought the the Flyers were one of the dirtiest teams in the league (for many years…right back to the broad street bully days). But now that the rules have changed to actually focus on skill versus cheap shots, interference, and cheating, I find it hard to believe the amount of stuff that the Flyers get a way with.

    Granted that the Flyers are generally big, strong, and aggressive, but in last years playoffs and then again in this years regular season so far, I’m not impressed with the officiating. Pronger (and others on the Flyers) get away with interference when a puck is dumped into their end and late / questionable hits. The game yesterday had a number of calls that weren’t made against the flyers, that I find other teams get called for. My question is as follows: Is there a way to raise the profile of this to the officials / league without looking like we’re looking for special treatment?

    I don’t know why the Flyers appear to get less calls against them (especially since they are more abrasive and cause more interfences and late hits) – my opinion.

    25 is a nice round number…waiting patiently

  235. habs-hampton says:

    Most commenters here support PK 100%, but some qualify their support. I have 2 questions:

    1. What exactly did PK do that rookies aren’t supposed to do?

    2. What exactly is he supposed to do in order to gain Richards’ “respect”?

    I’m serious, can someone answer these 2 questions for me?

  236. Hagar says:

    Not positive but I believe the answers are 1) yap 2) not yap

  237. habs-hampton says:

    So just how many games do you have to play before you are allowed to yap?

  238. ProHabs says:

    Why don’ t the Habs go and sign Jaromir Jagr for a top 6 forward position. A big body with offence.

  239. larisalapointe says:

    Maybe Subban needs to feed someone a knuckle sandwich instead of yapping. I bet he would earn respect instantly. :)

  240. 24 Cups says:

    JR – Everyone is all over the Flyers today but I think it’s a much bigger issue than just one ‘dirty’ team. The real issue revolves around the integrity of the game. A real leader with vision, would be able to recognize how the circumstance and nature of the game has changed and what modifications would be needed in order to accommodate those changes. You can still have a game that includes a physical aspect as long as it doesn’t take away from the real skill level and beauty of the sport. Not to mention that it would also improve the overall safety and health of the players. Right now the ice is like a mine-field, with each player skating around at his own peril. Significant change will only come once a player lands up in a wheelchair or dies on the ice.

     

  241. Hagar says:

    Hmmm that’s tough. I think some players might say you can’t ever yap. Some might say you shouldn’t yap when you’re a rookie. Who knows what the hard rule is for yapping. It’s all part of the code that only hockey players are privy to. As fans we can only guess.

  242. SeriousFan09 says:

    Because he’s old, doesn’t want to play in the NHL anymore and we have Tommy Jagr anyway.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  243. Hagar says:

    That’s the Gordie Howe school of thought on respect. Not sure PK should buy into that just yet.

  244. kempie says:

    I really do think that this is what’s going to have to happen. I’ll be surprised if push doesn’t come to shove Monday night and PK starts swinging for respect.

  245. larisalapointe says:

    haha…only if someone goes after Subban first of course.

  246. habs-hampton says:

    I think the problem is that PK isn’t a robot like 90% of the guys in the league. Boone and Stubbs, please pipe in here. Who would you guys rather interview after a game? Crosby or Ovechin? Gomez or Phaneuf? Subban or Lidstrom?

    Its guys who aren’t reading their post-game comments from a script that are selling this game. I think PK could even create a fan following in Phoenix or Atlanta.

    Here’s a 20 year old guy who gets it! He’s making millions playing the game he loves and he’s not afraid to say it. I think a lot of guys resent his openness and carefree attitude.

    Hey Richards, its guys like him that help grow the fan base and put more money in your bank account.

    You should be grateful for kids like him coming into “your” league. Just don’t ask him to kiss your ass for the privlege!

  247. twocents says:

    I haven’t been home most of the day, this may have already been pointed out several times, so forgive me if I repeated an overstated thought, but… the great thing about Richards whining today is that it shows how much P.K. is under their skin, and that’s his friggin’ aim.

    Now Douchards has publicly admitted that P.K. has him distracted.

    Who’s the rookie Mickey?

    Scumbag, Fool!

  248. Corio says:

    Amazing how much press this has received..

  249. JohnBellyful says:

    My own advice to PK has nothing with his being rookie or gaining respect from Richards (who gives a fig what that thug thinks). All I would like to see him do is not engage in the same sort of stupidity that lesser players engage in and which does nothing to add to his game.

    Make the great passes, make the great rushes, blast away at the goal, be rugged in his own end – that should be enough to occupy his time and help his team to victory.

    Maybe I set the bar too high when I suggested he emulate Nicklas Lidstrom.

  250. showey47 says:

    Or how many games do you need to play before you can throw blind sided head shots at david booth?

  251. JIMVINNY says:

    Halak gives up 4 third period goals, Wings up 7-3.

  252. habs001 says:

    i believe our toughest game will be saturday…for some reason the type of forwards the leaf have gives us problems…i am not sure why but they seem not to have problems generating goals and many chances vs us…hopefully we reverse the trend that every game comes down to a one goal or overtime game vs the leafs..the leafs are bad but we do not match up well with them…this may sound nuts i would rather play washington than the leafs in the playoffs

  253. showey47 says:

    Halak having another rough night.

  254. ctony says:

    What does the Calgary/Carolina trade (White and Sutter for Babchuk and Kostopolous) suggest it would take to land a PP specialist?   Seems Calgary picked up the kind of player we could have used.  19 minutes per game, a big shot on the PP, relatively young (26), good size (6’5″, 212) and signed for an inexpensive $1.4m for the rest of the year.

     

     

     

  255. Landof10000lakesHab says:

    In response to posts that imply Mike Richards is a cheap shot artist and / or a racist.

    Mike Richards is a top 15 offensive player in the NHL, wears a C, plays the game hard, and is a Gold medal winner. I was amazed that the Flyers were able to draft both he and Carter in the same year. While others were lusting about Vinny over the past few years, I would have much preferred to see Habs draft or trade for a Mike Richards.

    Yes, there have been incidents involving Richards (Booth) that were considered dirty, but it’s not like the Habs ice an innocent team every night – as Pleks, Cammi, and Laps all had suspensions in the last year. Things happen at high speed on the ice  … it’s not like we’re talking about Matt Cooke (multiple suspensions) here.

    Mike Richards was likely frustrated by the shutout and with PK as per his poorly chosen “respect & cocky” words after the game. I bet MR would be thrilled if PK was wearing a Flyer uni.

    PK is the best young talent the Habs have seen in years and his confidence will attract league wide attn. No player comparisons here – watching NHL network earlier, talking how Orr was constantly attacked first year and how his tough / aggressive style helped him to thrive. PK needs to ensure he responds to the attn on the ice and not with the media.

    I am more concerned about Habs playing the Flyers 3 more times and dealing with Powe, Shelley, and Carcillo types. Habs beat Flyers last night due to another sensational CP tending effort, great special teams, and solid team D. I will be more confident about Habs beating a Flyer type team in a 7 game series, when players such as White and Shultz who blend skill and toughness are ready to contribute on a nightly basis. Add in a power forward – Max Pac type (again, when truly ready) on the top 6 and the Habs will truly be able to contend on every level, and with any team.

  256. 123456 says:

    omg classic – i love it

     

    hey i know u r the official hio prospect watcher now – if u ever want to see the bulldogs play in rochester let me know, i can almost always get comp tix

  257. CBrady12 says:

    Man I hope all this nonsense hasn’t been a distraction for the team. I’m going to the game tomorrow and am sooo hoping for a win…however I am worried they are due for a loss after a super solid run the past week and a half…

  258. andrewberkshire says:

    He’s been absolutely killing me the last 2+ weeks. Playing atrocious. 12 goals against in 2 games.

  259. avatar_58 says:

    He put one in himself too

  260. TomNickle says:

    And wouldn’t fight Subban when the rookie stood up for himself and his teammates.

    Yep.  Real heart of gold there.

  261. SeriousFan09 says:

    No offence, but no way in hell am I driving 3 hours each way for an AHL game.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  262. habinypsi says:

    yeah, just turned on the game…..ouch

    4 goals in 3 min

  263. TomNickle says:

    LMFAO.  Just told the wife that Halak gave up 7 goals on 31 shots. 

    Her reply was, how much did the Blues pay for him?

    HAHA, unreal.

  264. Jordio-oh says:

    4 goals in 3 minutes.

    gross.

  265. ctony says:

    Wow – I guess we were lucky to get a piece of crap like Eller for him….

  266. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Ohh, have mercy!

    I have Savard, Ward, Halak and Markov in one of my fantasy league pools.

    Safe to say I should retire.

    (Not a shot at Halak – him and Ward are good players that are struggling and Savard and Markov are…bah)

  267. 123456 says:

    lets take the high road guys

  268. Habs Fan says:

    It actually hurts to watch. Did you see the one he personally hit into the net? That was when it all went downhill.

  269. TomNickle says:

    Haha

    That reaction makes it even better

    Sorry he isn’t fulfilling the prophecy of Christ coming again

    Better luck next millenium.

     

  270. 123456 says:

    lol i have no idea where u r.

    besdies crapchester is a great place to visit

  271. CBrady12 says:

    Yes we know Richards is a good player, the problem is the guy goes for the kill shot every time, hes always looking to catch guys who have their heads down or who are in a vulnerable position, it reaches a point where you are no longer hitting the guy to get him off the puck, your hitting him to knock his out of the game and while that type of player in hockey, with his combination of skill and ruthless hitting ability is very effective (thats why he was on team Canada and has won at every level) but it sure as hell isnt going to make you a lot of friends thats for sure

  272. andrewberkshire says:

    Lars Eller is looking pretty good tonight.

  273. Bill says:

    Listening to Richards’s comments again, and having watched every one of PK Subban’s NHL games, I fail to see what issue he could have. Subban plays hard and doesn’t back down. I’m sure he yaps, but so do lots of guys.

    When Richards talks about Subban being “cocky”, I think the word he wants to use is “uppity”. I don’t think there’s any coincidence going on here.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  274. TomNickle says:

    So is Schultz and the extra $1 million annually.

  275. Mark C says:

    Why don’t you take that hate somewhere else, please.

    HIO is no place for people to call other human beings “pieces of crap,” let alone when it is unprovoked and for no good reason.

  276. twocents says:

    I thought the same thing, Bill, but it’s a bit of a heavy accusation to throw around without direct evidence.

    But yeah, it sure sound like “uppity” to me too.

  277. andrewberkshire says:

    Rough. I have Halak and Markov, but in two seperate pools.

  278. showey47 says:

    You know its going to be a rough night when something like that happens.

  279. PrimeTime says:

    ….not to mention an OWN GOAL as well

  280. TomNickle says:

    Mark.  Don’t give a jerk like that the satisfaction of knowing his garbage got to you.

    He can’t see that my comment was a compliment to the Habs management team, he saw it as an insult to his saviour.

     

  281. Everlasting1 says:

    Yup. Halak sure is sucking as of late. That freakish goal on his own net was the beginning of this disaster. Although I don’t blame him for a number of those goals..sometimes that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  282. SeriousFan09 says:

    Brantford ON, about 25 minutes from Hamilton.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  283. MTLForever says:

    richards comments…ridiculous. talking about respect? yah im pretty sure i lost respect for richards after his hit on booth. sorry that subban is a good player. calm down there mikey.

  284. andrewberkshire says:

    I know Halak is going to bounce back, but this is a terrible stretch. Very similar to Price after the all-star game in ’09.

  285. habs-hampton says:

    Sounds like the other Michael Richards. One of the top 15 offensive comedians in Hollywood, but he had one really bad night where he said some stuff he’d love to take back. And where is he now?

    Now, I don’t think this will affect the Hockey player’s carerr like it did Kramer, but he’s lost a lot of respect in the last 24 hours, and he’ll have to earn it back!

  286. Bob Barker says:

    I hope Halak bounces back but I gotta say the combination of him playing terribly and Price playing great has really been effective in shutting up the “traded the wrong goalie” crowd. 

     

  287. TomNickle says:

    Of course he will, he’s a good goalie.  But I feel like a broken record here, he is maddeningly inconsistent.

    Most people don’t remember 9 goals on 50 shots in the playoffs or the stretch run of the regular season.

     

  288. Rugger says:

    I hope that’s not the case, but why PK out of the 100+ Rookies Richards has played against this year?  I’m sure he is not the only rookie that “yaps”

  289. ctony says:

    But it’s ok to laugh at the short term troubles of our playoff hero from last year??? Get a life.

     

  290. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m sure you would be just as nice if Price were struggling that much…….

  291. Habs Fan says:

    As Andrew mentioned below – this isn’t going to do anything good for either his save percentage or goals against average. I guess it’s better luck next time Jaro. Even if there was only a limited amount of time left in the game (around 4 minutes I believe) I still would’ve asked them to pull me. He looked done.

  292. 23 HABS 23 says:

    WOW!  Detroit lit up Halak for 7 goals!  He definitely needs a few games off to rest up – he’s has tired out a lot faster than I thought.  But at this rate he might start 30 – 35 games max.  He has allowed 19 goals in his last 4 starts!

    I smell a goalie controversy brewing in St. Louis … and it is not one the Halak will win if his play continues like the last 4 games.  Actually, the previous statement is a little ridiculous – and really I don’t care … it is just nice to have the Halak stat trackers laying low and keeping quiet!

    We made the right choice with Price – hands down!  Will Price have bad games … of course, but Price can play an entire season – Halak … not so much!  We could very well be in a race with Toronto for last place if Halak had remained a HAB … scary thought!   GO PRICE GO!!!

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

  293. Bill says:

    Ha, just my “two-cents” there :)

    Sidney Crosby was the whiniest, cockiest player in the league when he came in … I don’t remember NHL players going on Pittsburgh radio to say he was full of himself, much less to pretty much directly threaten him.

    Heavy accusation? I don’t think so. The world is full of racist people, and the average NHL player is not exactly from the most enlightened of demographics.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  294. howtathor says:

    I have Markov in almost every pool. I had to drop him in the redraft and IR him in the keepers.

  295. Everlasting1 says:

    Halak’s salary is moderate.The Blues still have $12M in cap space. Doug Armstrong needs to do some shopping for top forwards/d-men. NOW.

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  296. TomNickle says:

    I didn’t know Mike Cammalleri was having trouble?

    And yes it is, the player you’re referring to doesn’t play for the Habs anymore, so it is okay if you aren’t a Blues fan.

    I don’t cheer for Ron Hainsey or Craig Rivet(although I do like Rivet a lot).

  297. dre1744 says:

    All I got too say is  hahahaha   Shalak!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    OUr GM is looking mighty good right now by Getting rid of Halak, Signing Price for very cheap  and having that extra money to Keep Plekanec  I would say!!!!!!

  298. king ddd says:

    guys dont burn me alive here. assuming there is no salary cap issues . would you guys trade parsie for markov staight up?.. just a question. simple as that. i was just curious.

    And as for the halak comments. please leave him alone. hes going through what cp went through last year (bad luck). i hope he bounces back.

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  299. HabFanSince72 says:

    Bieksa might look good in a Hab uniform, and now we can afford his cap hit. Plus, the Nucks are way over the cap.

    Here he pushes a player into his own goalie and then beats him up for roughing up the goalie:

    http://www.hockeyfights.com/fights/98919

     

  300. Matt_in_TO says:

    Halak scoring on himself

     

     

    - In Price We Trust

  301. DearyLeary says:

    I do wonder if Halak was ready for fulltime #1 duties though.  He’s talented, no doubt about it, but his play has fallen off pretty drastically now that he’s getting a lot of games played.  He had a couple of down games in the playoffs when he might just have been giving in to fatigue. 

    I have no doubt he’ll eventually grow into a very strong #1, but he might need a season of getting to know the flow of an entire season of carrying the load by himself.

  302. ctony says:

    Actually Tom, it was meant to be a shot at knocking Halak and shot at the management team.  

    I didn’t agree with the choice of keeping  Price over Halak, but they are being proven ABSOLUTELY RIGHT on that move.  I didn’t agree with trading a quality goalie (I still believe he is quality)  for a player with 7 games of NHL experience and a 3rd round pick with even less experience.  Ask Calgary fans if they got good VALUE for Phaneuf, specially now that White is gone. 

    I will correct my  “piece of crap” comment about Eller.  That was a little harsh.  He’s a talented young guy who puts in an honest night’s work.  I just don’t think that he and Schultz are appropriate compensation for Halak.

     

     

     

  303. CBrady12 says:

    in a heartbeat…although that trade would never happen

  304. Bob Barker says:

    Yes but that would never happen. No chance would NJ trade Parise for Markov straight up. 

  305. howtathor says:

    Eller is not as you referred to but is a young prospect and needs more ice time. I think he’d be better down in Hamilton playing 20 min a game than here playing 5-10. I hope Gauthier isn’t keeping him here just to show he didn’t make a bad trade. That being said maybe we can use Schultz or White next Monday in Philly. Sure would be nice to have some size around when playing the Flyers. I think Eller will be good down the road but it may take time. 

  306. spoonfullofjelly says:

    Tough night for Halak.

    Anybody know if he’s rocking a ‘stache this month? If not, he should have. It might explain his stuggles of late.

  307. Hagar says:

    Maybe the playoff hero run (2 whole series) was short term success. Maybe this is the real Halak. Maybe he’s been solved like Huet and J. Carey. Just a thought.

  308. dre1744 says:

    I would do that trade in a heart beat!!!!!!!

  309. avatar_58 says:

    Back….and to the left. Back……and to the left…

  310. spoonfullofjelly says:

    Yet to be seen if we made the right choice.
    Halak, is the starter there. Period.

  311. king ddd says:

    well im hearing rumors paarise would want to sign there, and i think hes rfa. maybe we can add a pick and a prospect

     

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  312. Everlasting1 says:

    I’ve always called it the way i see it, and stated goaltending wasn’t the biggest issue with the Habs.

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

     Don’t pollute the water.

  313. twocents says:

    “The world is full of racist people”

    Though I know it is, I like to think the younger generation, well represented in this scenario, is far closer to overcoming this ugly legacy of ours.

    I know my own children seem far more removed from it than I remember being grouping up.

    To make things clear, I wasn’t questioning your right to your two-cents. As I said, I was thinking the same thing.

  314. WindsorHab-10 says:

    When did Richards become an authority on respect? He must be communicating with Don Cherry. PK Subban is a rookie defenceman on his way to becoming a great defenceman. He’s not a dirty player and only goes out there & does his job BEAUTIFULLY. Richards should be more concerned about his reputation and that of the goons on his team before he passes judgement on others. Subban & the Habs will give Richards an encore performance on Monday night. What a pathetic LOSER.

  315. andrewberkshire says:

    I love Markov, I think he’s a top 10 defenseman in this league when healthy, but I would trade him in a nanosecond for Parise.

  316. ctony says:

    It’s an interesting question, because I think Lou might trade Zach before the deadline if the season continues on its current path.  

    No – my answer. They are both highly skilled leaders.  But Parise is younger and doesn’t have a history of injuries. I would have traded Markov (before the injury) straight up for Parise. I don’t think NJ would go for that.  They certainly wouldn’t go for it now. 

     


  317. Jordio-oh says:

    purely an observation. that amount of goals is gross even if Ken Dryden is in net.

  318. king ddd says:

    Here he pushes a player into his own goalie and then beats him up for roughing up the goalie:

     

    some how that comment made me lol’d. dunno why

     

     

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  319. WindsorHab-10 says:

    I could care less. I care about my goalies only.

  320. HardHabits says:

    You mean… that’s the way the Halak crumbles.

  321. ctony says:

    So, for you, HIO is about knocking former Habs.  Now I get it.   

  322. Caper says:

    Not tomention how he behaved in Philly two years ago with all the talk of him and the younger players dissing the vets on the team as they were pushing their own agenda. There was also an initial rift between Pronger and Richards. What is comes down to is losing 3-0 nothing and put in his place by a young , brash outstanding hockey player. Geezus we can say we have one of those.

  323. 23 HABS 23 says:

    I for one welcome all the Halak comments – I have been a supporter of Price since the very beginning and I had endure all the comments that ripped him and his play when he went through rough patches … and even the beginning of this season … all the booos and comments about how Halak should not have been traded.  So bring on all the comments … they make me smile a little!  :)

    P.S. – Just wait until Price has a couple of rough games – the haters will all be back in full force and will not hold back – so asking people to hold back their comments and leave poor “little” Halak alone is kinda funny to me!

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

  324. CBrady12 says:

    someone needs the check all the goalies in the NHL for a stache and then check their stats for November

  325. ctony says:

    Can you send me a list of approved and non-approved words.  If “jerk” is not ok, I hope you express similar outrage.  Thanks.  

  326. andrewberkshire says:

    Could be, but it’s not like he’s had a tough schedule so far. He’s only played 14 games. I think he’s either injured or just having a rough time mentally.

  327. HardHabits says:

    True. You’ve always said that trading Halak was the biggest issue with the Habs

  328. Hagar says:

    No. Our D would be gutted.

  329. Everlasting1 says:

    You’ll find public opinion often sways from game to game, if not week to week.

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  330. andrewberkshire says:

    He’s definitely inconsistent. I remember trying over and over to point out last year that despite Price only having an average season stats-wise, he was remarkably consistent at giving the team a chance to win, keeping the goals against at 3 or less in regulation in nearly every start. On the flip side halak would have stretches where nothing went in, and stretches where everything went in. This streak however, I think is as bad as Price’s streak in the western swing in ’09. He’s let in 13 the last two games!

  331. oshawahabsfan says:

    Richards is every bit as dirty on the ice as Matt Cooke. He’s happened to get away with more incidents but that’s because Campbell pulls suspensions out of a hat at random. What does a gold medal have to do with anything, we should just ignore his constant lack of respect for his opponents because he played for team Canada. He’s an embarrassment to that jersey

  332. JohnnyBEast says:

    Price was able to pull that off haha

  333. spoonfullofjelly says:

    I agree, was that you volunteering for that loooooooong task?

  334. JohnnyBEast says:

    Bazinga!

  335. Say Ash says:

    I thought we were getting Jerome.

  336. Bill says:

    Oh, no, I completely understood you. I was just clarifying.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  337. Everlasting1 says:

     It was about the return as well.

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  338. dre1744 says:

    NO we don’t want Jerome!!!!!!!!  Send him too LA

  339. HardHabits says:

    HIO is about knocking those who knock the Habs. So essentially HIO is about knocking you.

  340. dre1744 says:

    I laughed at that comment too!!!!!!!  

  341. shootdapuck says:

    And keep a charter jet for him at St Hubert airport so he can make the casinos in AC after home games.

     

     

     

    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
    1st star: Henri Richard
    2nd Star: Doug Harvey
    3rd Star: Jacques Plante

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  342. Everlasting1 says:

    It’s a marathon, not a sprint. You have any recollection of the past two seasons? Apparently not. Not to  say Price won’t endure this time around, but I wouldn’t put money on it.

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  343. HardHabits says:

    The Habs didn’t even trade Halak. They traded his rights. Think of it. He was an arbitration eligible RFA. Since the Habs already had a #1 goalie in mind and given the value of goalies on the market, the Habs won that trade hands down.

  344. twocents says:

    You know it’s funny you chose Crosby in your example. When I was running around town tonight, thinking about this Richards/Subban thing, I saw Sid’s cheesy momma’s boy grin in the supermarket and thought, would the NHL ever have the guts/integrity/smarts to put Subban’s image everywhere in promoting the game?

    I highly doubt it, and they’re fools for it. Subban’s personality is 7 zillion times more appealing than Sid’s and oh man, what he could do to broaden the appeal of this game.

    But buttman, collie and the boys? Yeah right!

  345. ctony says:

    Like it or not, I’m a life long Habs fans like you.  I took crap for it while living in Toronto and still have my stubs from the final Saturday game at the old Forum.  I just wish we could have parlayed Halak’s playoff success into a better package of players/picks than we got.  And, for the record, the team looks pretty good right now.  A few thoughtful changes could mean a long playoff run and managing the cap could mean a string of good seasons.  I consider a good season, winning a division, having a good playoff run, and playing some entertaining hockey.  

  346. andrewberkshire says:

    Basically a 1st and 3rd round pick, only further developed, thus more likely to make the NHL than just being handed draft picks. Vokoun, who’s a far more accomplished and better goaltender than Halak, fetched a 1st and 3rd round pick when traded recently, and we got a better deal for Halak. The return was the most any goalie has fetched in the last 6 years, so it’s time for you and your ilk to stfu and move on.

  347. HardHabits says:

    You’ve painted yourself into a corner. Time to jump out the window. Let me repost what I said below:

    The Habs didn’t even trade Halak. They traded his rights. Think of it. He was an arbitration eligible RFA. Since the Habs already had a #1 goalie in mind and given the value of goalies on the market, the Habs won that trade hands down.

  348. WindsorHab-10 says:

    What’s the over/under on Andrei & Sergei duking it out tomorrow night?

  349. Curtis O Habs says:

    I say there is a better chance of them drunking it out.

  350. Timo says:

    Uh-ho… brother vs brother. It will get nasty.

  351. KenD29 says:

    Yes arguing who will pick up the tab that night!

     

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  352. Mikey_39 says:

    Of course there’s no suspension to Powe.  In order for that to happen in this circus of a league you need to…

    a)Paralyze someone

    b)Be a Montreal Canadien (I’m thinking of course of the 4 game suspension to lapierre for something that doesn’t even come close to elbowing someone from behind)

  353. nick says:

    Oh you mean this hit, where Lapierre was suspended 5 games, even though the player didn’t miss any games, and Lapierre wasn’t deemed a “repeat offender”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nis1rZQWC8c

    Compared to this hit where Overchkin only got one… Despite Campbell not being able to play for 5-6 weeks… And Ollie being a repeat offender just a few weeks earlier…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14oUVVTY05s

    Funny fact, had Ovechkin been suspended more than one game he would have missed the Pittsburgh / Washington game… which is probably the most watched NHL game in the USA.

     

  354. CBrady12 says:

    Oh how the trolls change their tune in a hurry…

    All summer long it was “WE TRADED THE WRONG GOALIE PRICE SUCKS….HALAK IS GODDDDDDD”

    Now it’s “well I’m a huge Habs fan you know, I never had an issue with Price, just with what we got in return”

    Gimme a f**cking break! These people will find any reason to complain…

  355. twocents says:

    My favourite are the f*%knuts who said Alex Auld is our number one goalie.

  356. avatar_58 says:

    Alright Andrei – give ‘em hell. I want to see a hit

  357. Bugs says:

    Guess who‘s takin a look-see at Bergie? Go on. Take a guess. Take a wiiild one.

    (apologies if posted already)

    Tragically misunderstood, please bite

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  358. twocents says:

    Trojan Horse, baby!

    Hope they don’t look him in the mouth.

  359. naweed235 says:

    lol wow… if they do sign him i think Yzerman will become the biggest buttlicker of the habs organization in history

  360. savethepuck says:

    Don’t want to look stupid< but who’s Bergie?

  361. SmartDog says:

    Wow. Surprised Halpern is okay. 

    I hope is IS okay.  Sadly we won’t know til we see if he’s the same player he was over the next while. 

    F-n Flyers. I hate those a-holes.

    ———

    Holy crow! Try not to be jealous but… my fiance just surprised me by getting a Habs logo tattooed on her lower back. It’s awesome.

  362. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hopefully it’s not as bad as it looked and he suffers no ill effects, Flyers garbage shouldn’t prevent Halpern from playing the game.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  363. Fred D says:

    ——and Halpern hit his head when he went down after the original hit.

     

    RE: The tatoo.Why should you be jealous? You get to look at it, sometimes, if you are not in the DOGHOUSE?

  364. Malreg says:

    I think he’ll be ok.  He didn’t want to leave the game last night, and you could tell he was trying to say that he was fine. 

    Good on the Habs for not listening though, and giving him the day off today.

  365. andrewberkshire says:

    How hilarious would it be if Andrei lays out Sergei?

  366. Da Hema says:

    Those were the dumbest posts EVER, and we have had some real bozos post here.

    ————————

    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  367. Chuck says:

    The only way Auld becomes the number one goalie is by backing over Price with his car after leaving practice. 

    Canadiens issue apology to Flyers

  368. savethepuck says:

    You are definitely forgetting that even more posters wanted us to go after Niemi ( look at his numbers now).  The Blackhawks did not win a Cup because of Niemi, they won a Cup in spite of him

  369. twocents says:

    I didn’t forget, I must have missed that nonsense.

  370. Bob Barker says:

    Also known as the Chris Osgood phenomenon

  371. Bugs says:

    You weren’t here for the oft-recounted, quasi spiritual “Niemi should be our num1 goalie” movement, Deuce?

    Aw, mate, you missed a great, great day, the Day of Absolute Truth. It’s too bad that you missed it. Cuz it was…aw, man, it was just so…

    Well, I mean, c’mon! Don’t YOU agree that Niemi should have been our num1 goalie at the time? Surely you agreed and still agree with this, Deuce, c’mon.

    It’s really too bad you missed that day cuz you woulda been able to clarify the issue and put some sense into it all, I think, cuz for some crazy, crazy reason, it wasn’t unanimous.

    Tragically misunderstood, please bite

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  372. twocents says:

    I took a powder for a good chunk of the summer.

    Oh, the times I missed. I’ll never be able to recapture them. Boo Hoo hoo.

  373. MontrealAtheist says:

    Alex has been frickin’ awesome in his first game, he certainly deserves another chance. Then again, maybe he was just too good and that’s why he doesn’t get to play. After all, Habs management does not like competition for Gainey’s favorite son.

  374. shiram says:

    Any reports on Sergei, i saw he has 2 goals 1 assist and is a -3, but how about time on ice? on which trio does he work??


    Poutine, the perfect trio, on any line.

  375. SeriousFan09 says:

    Averaging between 8 and 15 minutes a game depending upon his play it seems, they need him because NSH is offensively starved but I’m guessing he’s not a favourite of the coach.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  376. Jordio-oh says:

    Sergei mostly plays with either Jerred Smithson and Nick Spaling or Jordin Tootoo and Marcel Goc.

    And once in awhile he’ll get time with Legwand, which really shouldn’t count for much. An 2nd overall draft choice who has only topped 50 points once in his career.

  377. observer says:

    Leafs having a good season, starting to pull away from New Jersey in the battle for 13th.

  378. twocents says:

    Careful, you might upset some of the “guests” below.

  379. Philly-Poo says:

    Sooooo

    I’m not going to lie, I’m not surprised that there isn’t
    going to be any further investigation into Powe‘s hit from behind on
    Halpern.  I’m not surprised, but am
    I ever let down.  Seriously, I wish
    the NHL could develop some consistency as to what a hit to the head consists
    of, because to me, and many others who watched, it was a hit from behind, on
    the head, which could have resulted in a concussion, and long-term injury.  Thankfully Halpern seems like he will
    be alright.

    Even more disappointing to me, is the fact that Philly, as a
    team, wasn’t fined for putting out their goons at the end of the game.  It seriously seemed to me that all they
    wanted to do was break some heads when they realized they wouldn’t break Price
    for a goal…

     

     

  380. CBrady12 says:

    While I agree about the NHL looking into the Halpern hit, I disagree about fining Philly because of who they put on the ice. NHL teams should have the right to put whoever they want on the ice whenever they want. I wish hab fans would stop whining about every little thing. 

  381. G-Man says:

    If you are not related to Campbell, he doesn’t give a sh!t.

  382. HabFanSince72 says:

    The NHL do not care about attempts to injure, they do not care about the woeful standard of refereeing, they do not care about the national sport of all Canadians, they certainly  do not care about the Montreal Canadiens.

    What they care about is selling hockey to Americans.

    Period.

     

  383. dre1744 says:
      Jaroslav Halak        Save % .906          Goals against 2.48

     

      Carey Price        Save % .930 Goals against          2.05
  384. pmaraw says:

    ya but halak scored a goal tonight

  385. Richrebellion says:

    Its called the difference between a guy who can get hot for stretches of games but eventually comes back down and a truly dominant goalie. If you don’t know which is which, Halak has 19 goals in his last 4 games, Carey Price has 19 goals in his last 11 games. 

  386. Kamal Panesar says:

    This is fab news for the Habs.  Losing Halpern would have been a huge blow to the team as he has been more of a second line center for the Habs than Gomez has so far.


    Kamal writes on HabsAddict.com and Hockeybuzz.com. Follow Kamal on Facebook & Twitter

  387. citizenSanto says:

    Hey Kamel,

    I agree with you wholeheartedly when you say that the loss of Halpern would have been a major setback. I’ll also agree with you regarding Gomez’s lack of point production. However, I feel that the criticisms directed at the man, by you and many others, discount the many advantages a player of his like brings to the CH.

    I offer PK’s words as evidence. In LeBrun’s ESPN blog, our young Dman states, “There’s a lot of veteran players on this team that have experience and have won, that have been top players in this league for a long time. They’re the guys leading this team and commanding the guys to show up every night and that’s what we’re doing right now.” He also mentions, “with the guys in this room, honestly, consistency hasn’t been a problem because of the leadership. We’re going to keep working, I promise you that.”

    To further accentuate my point, as the game was ending last night and Pronger attempted to “steal” the game puck, it was Gomez and Gionta who chased him down. These are not the actions of small or soft men.

    So again, I’m not picking on you specifically, but I’d ask all CH fans to appreciate the efforts of all our players through the good and the bad, the wins and the losses, the scoring streaks and the slumps.

    —————————————

    Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.
    — Augustine of Hippo

  388. punkster says:

    Kamal you are being very transparent. You’re trolling for hits on the two blogs.

  389. Thurston says:

    Halpern is a faker. So are the rest of his Montreal teammates.

    Signed,

    Colin Campbell

  390. habinypsi says:

    No Cambell is just to busy trying to figure out how Savard is still faking post concussion symptoms.

  391. Bugs says:

    Ever comes outta retirement, that bastich better play for US, knowumsayin?

    Tragically misunderstood, please bite

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  392. shiram says:

    Thank you


    Poutine, the perfect trio, on any line.

  393. observer says:

    This is about the time Burke will perform his magic.

  394. Bugs says:

    Indeed, now, for his NEXT team’s invisibility trick…

    Tragically misunderstood, please bite

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  395. Da Hema says:

    Burke has the Midas Touch in reverse: everything he touches turns to shit.

    ————————

    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  396. twocents says:

    There are few things more gratifying than watching the marble loafs flounder, especially when guided by one of the most obnoxious, overblown and overrated personalities in the game.

    Those few things are currently happening in Montreal.

  397. pmaraw says:

    kessel for sequin?  or courtier (sp?) or both?

  398. Da Hema says:

    Perhaps to sustain the Glorious Toronto Maple Leaf tradition, Burke will trade Russ Courtnall for John Kordic.

    And Leaf fans struggle so mightily to understand why their team is a laughing stock….

    ————————

    An important announcement from the Government of Canada:

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians that consumption of the Toronto Maple Leafs has led to vomiting, fever, bloody diarrhea, dementia, and penile dysfunction.

  399. pmaraw says:

    hey, everyone knows the leafs are hockey that matters, its on the commercial.

  400. MontrealAtheist says:

    They are still the most valuable team in the NHL though while we are only third.

  401. Bugs says:

    Or they’ll get spit in the eye! YEAH, man!

    I hear you, Deuce.

    Tragically misunderstood, please bite

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  402. DearyLeary says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaTDFScQ1-E

    Listen to the difference in the commentary. 

  403. nick says:

    You know, as unfortunate as it is that Halpern got rattled… Looking at the video, I find the hit didn’t look as bad or violent as some of the others being thrown around last night. He just got caught. Powe’s hit on Gorges was the worse of the two in my opinion.

  404. DearyLeary says:

    I don’t know, to me a hit on the letters is a hit on the letters.

  405. Say Ash says:

    Halpern kinda hit his head on the ice, no?

  406. nick says:

    The point of contact was the body, it looked like his head bounced off the glass before he fell to the ice.

  407. JIMVINNY says:

    On another note, has anyone seen Xtra around?  Or did he actually back up his promise to leave?

  408. pmaraw says:

    why did he promise to leave?

  409. HardHabits says:

    He said he was a man of his word, meaning that he would delete his Xtra account and open a new one. LMAO

    He’s now red eye.

  410. Bob Barker says:

    They should name every lake after Toews, love that guy

  411. SeriousFan09 says:

    Toews with a hat trick over EDM and incidentally, Toews over Richards with about 50 times as much character.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  412. Ian Cobb says:

    MacDonalds has a great clown in Ronald,

    The CBC has their own clown, Don Cherry.

    He has no idea what a fool he is, and has been for many years, riding the name players as if he knows them.

    They laugh and snicker at him all the time. He pretends to talk to kids when he is on his show, but the kids know more than Cherry already. What a jerk who i am ashamed of knowing personally.

    Take what he says about PK with a grain of salt. please!

  413. duffy says:

    TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SPOKEN .

  414. Hagar says:

    So am I right to assume your loved ones won’t be picking you up a copy of Rock’m Sock’m this Christmas Ian?

  415. punkster says:

    Thumbs up for tomorrow Ian.

  416. Keith says:

    Ian,

    Do you really know Cherry personally?Is he the same person off camera as he is on camera or is it all just an act? I used to like him until his act got to be like a broken record. Same old same old as they say, and now I just want him and MacLame to go away.

  417. andrewberkshire says:

    Ryan O’Byrne with another very solid night for Colorado. So happy for that guy,

  418. HOGGIE says:

    good for him am happy he’s getting to play there ,although he did luckout bu being pairred with JML ,remenber how good komi was pairred with Markhov?

  419. JohnBellyful says:

    We’re all in agreement: Richards is a jerk, that’s why the Flyers made him their captain.
    Badmouthing PK is entirely in character and for him to say “something might happen” to Subban but not necessarily by him is also playing true to form. The only way he would dare to stand behind his words would be to stand behind PK when he said them … and then use his stick.
    But why, WHY is PK is even putting himself in situations that only encourage acts of goonery and threats of retribution. The incident that set this all off was a dispute between AK and Richards. AK is a big boy and has been in the league long enough to defend himself. PK didn’t need to step in.
    Or is the plan to have a superstar-in-the-making also the team’s enforcer/pest? What a waste of a talent and a surefire way to increase the odds of his getting injured.
    Yes, Bobby Clarke was a superstar who was vicious and yappy, but he never had to fight his own battles. Schultz looked after that (and is this the role that awaits our own Schultz ?)
    Crosby is mouthy but it’s whine to the refs about missed fouls and to yap to players who commit them, not to get under their skin for strategic advantage. Ovechkin lets his hitting make a statement. Jarome Ingala is a superstar who can handle himself when provoked. I just don’t see him being the one who does the provoking.
    PK is too valuable a player to make himself a larger target. My advice: Stay away from the fray and try not to create any — but don’t back down when challenged.
    Look at the brilliant careers Nick Lidstrom has had and Scott Niedermayer and Ray Bourque before him. PK could easily join their ranks but his career runs the risk of being sidetracked or shortened with this other dimension – the need to generate friction where there isn’t one – that the others lack(ed). Somehow it didn’t lessen their abilities.
    Let Lapierre be the resident pest and have the team step up his boxing lessons so he can be the team’s enforcer as well. Until we groom one in the system who can score.
    PK is multi-talented; being a mouthy pest shouldn’t be one of those ‘talents’.

  420. Puck Bard says:

    PK will be fine, Cassandra. 

  421. notbigbird says:

    Oh my. A little more white space would make this much easier to digest. (Just trying to help. Look at how Boone sets his posts.)

  422. twocents says:

    Remember when Gainey tried to rid the team of Laraques cap hit by sending him to Europe and the league put the kibosh on it?

    Why have several other teams got away with this maneuver?

  423. andrewberkshire says:

    The league didn’t put the kibosh on it, Laraque did. In order to be released to Europe he would have to go through waivers, and he said he didn’t trust the Canadiens to release him, thought they might send him to Hamilton, so he refused to waive his no movement clause. Effectively destroyed his own hockey career.

  424. habs001 says:

    the good new is that if we only play 500 hockey we still finish with 89 points…so getting another 11 for 100 points is reasonable…we will have some rough streches as most nights we will score 1-3 goals…we still have too many forwards who are on the 5-8 goal a season pace…

  425. Say Ash says:

    Having spent a little time in Hamilton, I can empathize.

  426. twocents says:

    Thanks Andrew, I guess I never got the details on why it fell apart.

    I do seem to remember him being enthusiastic about going to Europe.

  427. savethepuck says:

    there has not been 1 game this year that 3 goals in regulation would not of given us at least 1 point.  We lost 1 OT game to TB 4-3 and every other game has been 3 goals or less allowed.

  428. HardHabits says:

    I said this earlier.

    4 Leafs made the all-star team because Bettman said that 7 would’ve looked suspicious.

  429. Propwash says:

    You know, I feel bad for Halak. The guy has a stellar playoff run, and start of the season, only to wind up hitting a brick wall. He deserves better than that.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  430. Say Ash says:

    He’s getting exactly what he wanted.

  431. NightRyder says:

    O’Byrne led the ‘Lanche in ice time tonight, 22:30 (including 46 big seconds of pp time!); plus-1, two hits, two blocked shots, two takeaways, no giveaways in a solid win over San Jose.

    Nice to see him making the most of his opportunity.

    On another note, I would very much like Steve Penney, er, Jaro Halak, to pull it together for hockey pool purposes.

  432. Propwash says:

    Maybe, but if you think about it, if that happened here…..talk about throwing under the bus, and then some.

     

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  433. Chuck says:

    Just a rough patch. He needs to play the Pens and Caps more, I guess.

    Canadiens issue apology to Flyers

  434. Propwash says:

    After reading the Blue’s forum, he is taking alot of blame.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  435. oshawahabsfan says:

    Hey, does anyone happen to know why Gallagher isn’t playing for team WHL tonight in the Super Series? He’s third in goals, fifth in overall scoring. I tuned into this game hoping to see one of our prospects play

  436. oshawahabsfan says:

    Hey, does anyone happen to know why Gallagher isn’t playing for team WHL tonight in the Super Series? He’s third in goals, fifth in overall scoring. I tuned into this game hoping to see one of our prospects play

  437. gohabsgo25 says:

    just wanted some feedback

     

    why don’t the habs get cheechoo for leauge minium and put him with gomez and andrei.

    cheechcoo wants a new start and i think he can be a perfect fit for us. if he signs for leauge min.

     

    let me know what u think

  438. Richrebellion says:

    Its amazing how everyone on this site can change their opinion so quickly! All I heard last year and this summer was how bad Price is and how theres no way he could ever succeed in montreal. Now I can’t read a post of people saying how amazing Price is, now its just that we didn’t get enough in return. Just wait 2 years and Eller will be playing up to his ability and everyone will be praising the trade and how they knew all along how good Eller was. Its ridiculous, I have been on this site for 2 years now and so far barely any1 on this site can have a firm opinion of anyone. Just 2 years ago after Pleks came off a bad season all I heard was get rid of the guy and how bad he is, now everyone talks as if they knew how good Pleks was all along. Bunch of bandwagon fans!!! 

     

  439. j2w4habs25 says:

    OMG I would be happy if Cheechoo made the team but I doubt that ever happen. Would be good for atleast a try thou.

  440. OverseasFan says:

    Does anyone think that they should give Price a rest during the Nashville or TO games, which should be relatively easy teams to beat? (Well, I say that. I shouldn’t jinx us). Save him up for some of the real tough teams, and maybe keep Auld from getting too rusty?

    Go Habs Go!

  441. Habs.Prophet says:

    Lars Eller shall surprise,

    and those who forecasted the Habs demise

    must surely have a bitter taste in their mouth–

    but should our ways turn south:

    they will cackle once more with renewed delight

    and feast on sorrowing habs that night

  442. Chris79 says:

    It was amazing to see AK46 smile at an interview by RDS this last night….

    Mike Richards talking about and demanding Respect..??  ?? ?? 

    Trying to break P.K’s unbelievable spirit and talking to the media about it, like he needs help from the other teams to shut this guy down…

    Parnell Karl Subban is a mirror to anybody that hates him…

    As far as i am concerned…? I think the World needs more of P.K Subban then Mike Richards..

     

     


  443. HOGGIE says:

    i don’t think thats gonna happen , the only reason they would do that is if they were playin the next night and they are not.

    Price is a young guy and in shape and on a hot streak would not make sense much

  444. HOGGIE says:

    i think whatever skill or talent cheechoo might have had left the day Thorton did

  445. kirkiswork says:

    Auld will probably start next week vs Atlanta.

  446. kirkiswork says:

    How do 4 Laffs, including Giggy make the all star team ?

  447. nastyHABit says:

    Ive been a habs fan for 50+ years ….not since Lafleur have i witnessed a player with the raw talent,enthusiasm and genuine love of the game that PK brings….keep doin’ what your doin kid….and pay no mind to what arses like Richards have to say….Its just jealousy

  448. Everlasting1 says:

    No kidding.

    *see my earlier post on public opinion.

    Re Pleks..I was one of the few who vouched to re-sign him unquestionably, as he was the rock last season and helped carry the team thru the injuries.

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  449. JohnBellyful says:

    Bit of a puzzler: Why is OB doing so well with the Avalanche? Is the glass taller in Colorado?

  450. The Cat says:

    OB led the avalanche in icetime against the sharks last night!

     

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

  451. Chuck says:

    He said that if Price won the majority of his first 20 starts, he’d delete his account on HI/O.

    Canadiens issue apology to Flyers

  452. pmaraw says:

    lol, better than betting the farm I guess.

  453. GrimJim says:

    On the power-play — ranking 458th in goals scored, 448th in assists, 517th in points, 373rd in plus-minus, 532nd in shots taken, and 28th in PIM — for your Philadelphia Flyers, Jody Shelley…

  454. HabFanSince72 says:

    To be fair, didn’t we try Laraque on the pp a couple of times?

  455. Philly-Poo says:

    I am a Habs fan, yes, but, I am also a fan of sport, competition, honor, and fair play.  Putting out goons, on a PP, when there is 2 mins left in a game, while you’re losing, after refs had warned the coaches to cool off is BS.  It does nothing to promote the sport, or demonstrate anything with the exception of, “if you can’t beat them, beat them up.”  That’s too much like vigilanteism and nothing like sport, and honor.  People could have gotten hurt, and more UGLY hockey headlines would have emerged all over the world, again.  Hockey doesn’t need that, the NHL doesn’t need that.  Laviolette could have just as easily put out his PP unit, try to get a goal, and round up his team for a visit from Montreal on Monday…

  456. Philly-Poo says:

    We did, yes, but, it was an effort to put a big body in front of oppostion goalies, to get more goals, not to beat the stuffing out of people when you know you are going to lose… Not like Laraque ever did either of those, at least while in a Canadiens uniform…

  457. GrimJim says:

    Just as an aside, check out the career stats for Laraque and Shelley. In his worst full season (40 games or more played in the NHL) scoring wise, Laraque had more points (12 in 2005-06) than Shelley did in Shelley’s best full season scoring wise (10 pt in 2005-06).

  458. JohnBellyful says:

    I prefer Dr. Doom.

    And I have no doubt he will be fine. The longer the better.

  459. SeriousFan09 says:

    And that’s a double.

  460. newbrunswick troy says:

    Ok so it seems some of the media are calling out PK Subban “i mean ah” they are reffering to him being cocky,  “i mean ah” he always is right in the mix of things on the ice and “i mean ah” always trying cool little spins coming out of his zone and “i mean ah” sometimes spiing to stay in the zone on the attack. “i mean ah” realy whats it all about …so PK likes talking to the media ,”i mean ah” he always has something to say,but “i mean ah” does that make him cocky. “i mean ah ” at least so Don Cherry says, ” i mean ah” does anyone even “i mean ah” care what old grapes has to say anyway….”i mean ah ” PK shouldn,t ….”i mean ah” just go out there and giver your all….”i mean ah” us hab fans will love ya for it!!!!!

    REALY “I MEAN AH ” IT!!!!

  461. Danno says:

    Don Cherry drinks too much “I mean ah” KoKa Kola.

     

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

  462. HardHabits says:

    Bergie is actually Michel Bergeron. Frenchie there is talking about MAB.

  463. SeriousFan09 says:

    KHL Report:

    RW Maxim Trunev recorded an assist with Severstal Cherepovets in a 5-4 OT loss to Avtomobilist Ekaterinburg (say that without blinking, it was his 5th assist in 16GP this season, he maxed at 3G and 1A in 30GP last season.

    D Alexei Emelin recored his 4th goal of the season in a 6-5 win for Ak Bars Kazan over SKA Saint-Petersberg, Ak Bars won in the SO.

    G Karri Ramo allowed 4 goals for the first time since September 19th, Avangard Omsk triumphed in a 5-4 win over Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod despite the scoring, Ramo has won 8 of his last 9 games.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  464. HabFanSince72 says:

    KHL teams have such cool names.

     

  465. Ian Cobb says:

    Hey Fred, Halpern was out, I believe, before his head hit the ice. Sure glad that both are OK. We can’t afford to loose anyone. Well maybe Pouliot.

  466. Malreg says:

    It always made me laugh when I think back to the rock’em sock’em video I had as a kid, there was one section just to show the best player celebrations, but yet he always rips Ovechkin for over-celebrating.

  467. Puck Bard says:

    Poor Philly, trying to get inside PK’s head.

    Silly Richards, tricks are for kids.

  468. db says:

    PK’s in sooo many players head… impressive, but it is dangerous.

  469. andrewberkshire says:

    Next Monday is gonna be rough.

  470. Chuck says:

    Bring it on!

    That said, we don’t want to be looking too far ahead. We’ve got some damage to do between now and Monday.

    Canadiens issue apology to Flyers

  471. Rugger says:

    I’m not understanding the doom and gloom.  The Habs just kicked their butt on the scoreboard, only place it matters, Vancouver, Boston, Philly. the Flyers are the ones that should be worried about Monday.  All of this Richards, Pronger stuff is just theatre to try upsetting a hot team.

  472. HFX-HabFan says:

    How epic would it be if Gorges and Halpern scored in regulation and then Subban netted the OT winner for a 3-2 Habs win?

  473. MontrealAtheist says:

    on himself though

  474. Chuck says:

    Has anyone seen Xtrahabsfan today?

    Canadiens issue apology to Flyers

  475. 24 Cups says:

    Chuck – I know it’s not hockey related, but it would really help if your radio station boosted their signal so it didn’t dirft and fade out at certain times of the day.  It starts to lose it’s strength on the east side of the 404.

  476. shootdapuck says:

    Does Richards expect Subban to kiss his ring and let him run wild? He was pissed that Subban stood up to him and actually laid hands on him!

    The Philly media has pointed out that Richards carefully waited until all the Philly media had left the dressing room before making his ‘comments’.

    This was planned and the Montreal media took the hook, line and sinker and accomplished exactly what was intended, that being to stir up Subban and the Canadiens for Monday.

    Richards is a constant yapper, in the ilk of Crosby he whines to officials every possible minute and he is the chief goon in the house of goons. He certainly wouldn’t be as brave if he was playing for any other team in the league without the Shelley’s, Hartnell, Powe’s, O’Donnel’s and Carcillo’s of the league to cover his back.

    Birds of a feather flock together Richards and Pronger. Whatdya expect from punks from Northwest Ontario?

     

     

    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
    1st star: Henri Richard
    2nd Star: Doug Harvey
    3rd Star: Jacques Plante

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3″

  477. Hobie Hansen says:

     

    The general consciences as to why the Vancouver Canucks are favoured
    to win the Stanley Cup this season is they went out and got tougher. If you’re
    not nasty to play against than you’re not going to win it all, period.

    Our Habs have to spend the extra money they have because of
    the Markov injury on a forward and defenseman who will add some sandpaper. I’m
    not talking about a 4th line goon or 7th defenseman but
    rather a couple “heart and soul guys” with some size and grit!

    Here are some examples of Ex Habs that fit that role:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeHvFBQkLag

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSTPn-V8TLA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWji2XAjDLI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVfl1fdI9bQ

     

  478. andrewberkshire says:

    Corson? CORSON?!?!? You can not be serious. Corson never had heart, maybe cocain withdrawal, but not heart. He was a complete douchebag on and off the ice, and one of the hated, and most overrated players in NHL history.

  479. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m not doom and gloom at all, I’d be willing to bet we’ll win again, I just don’t want any of our players hurt.

  480. Rugger says:

    Didn’t mean to single you out Andrew.  I was more talking about this whole comment stream tonight.  You are usually one of the most positive posters (as am I)

  481. andrewberkshire says:

    Didn’t think you were, I was just clarifying. Playing against the flyers is one of the rare, hell only times I think it would be advantageous to have a guy on the club with a screw loose. I would seriously think of calling up someone like Ryan White to throw some massive hits around, put him on a line with Lapierre and Moen, crush everything that moves.

  482. andrewberkshire says:

    I think it would be even more epic to have PK score a natural hat trick in a 3-0 win!

  483. Chuck says:

    I think that it would be MORE epic if they were to again go scoreless.

    Canadiens issue apology to Flyers

  484. savethepuck says:

    How come Carey’s not getting another shutout?

  485. andrewberkshire says:

    Really hoping we beat Nashville, and then absolutely blow out the Leafs. Something like 9-0.

  486. Kooch7800 says:

    Dude Shayne Corson was awesome back in the day.  He may have been a D*ck but he could score hit and fight.

  487. Hobie Hansen says:


    Wow, it would be a shame if you really knew what went on
    behind closed doors throughout the NHL if you have that opinion about Corson.
    People have their ups and downs, even hockey players :-)

    Too bad you feel that way about one of our former captains.
    You sure you’re a Habs fan?

  488. Hobie Hansen says:

    He had over a 15 year career and played for 4 teams? That’s bouncing around? Corson is exactly what the Habs need today; a 25-goal-scoring tough winger to play on the top two lines.

  489. andrewberkshire says:

    And his sh!t attitude is what had him bouncing around the NHL his entire career.

  490. andrewberkshire says:

    Shayne Corson was never a captain of the Canadiens. And yes I’m a Habs fan, have been since I was about 3 years old. However being a Habs fan doesn’t mean you have to respect everyone who’s ever worn the jersey, certainly most people on this site despise Shayne Corson’s cousin Darcy Tucker.

    http://www.coppernblue.com/2010/9/28/1700540/the-worst-captain-in-oiler-history

  491. twocents says:

    From all reports I’ve ever heard, Corson was a nasty peice of business. And, I saw him and Chelios in action on Crescent St. a few times back in the day.

    Having said that, Andrew, he was a great player to have in his initial stint in this city. He brought it all and had tons of energy, they were a fun crew to watch play when all those kids were together.

    That ’89 team was the best roster we iced since ’79 or since. Damn Lanny McNoodle and his Flamers.

  492. HabsPEI31 says:

    Excellent post, dude. Props.

     

    Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through.” – Jacques Plante

  493. jimmy shaker says:

    Great read and 100% correct as well.  Suck it up Richards! Talk to Powe before you open your yap about PK, captain!

    Shaker

  494. Danno says:

    Good article! Thanks for that!

     

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

  495. MontrealAtheist says:

    So Halak is having a few bad games, so what? Nobody’s perfect and he will bounce back without any doubt and be one of the top contenders for the Vezina trophy come season end.

  496. savethepuck says:

    How quickly things and opinions change. Early in the season, the posts about Jaro getting a shutout, or playing a great game, or being named NHL 1st star of the week ( all while Carey was playing well), upset me because I didn’t think people should give a $#it about anyone not wearing the bleu, blanc et rouge.  Now that he is not doing well, people are on here bashing him. I admit I want Carey to finish the season with better numbers than Jaro so I can say I told you so, but I don’t wish any ill will against Jaro at the same time.  I would rather spend that time crapping on the Leafs or any one of our rivals ( The Blues are not one of them ).  I spent a lot of time worrying and sending e-mails to my brother and nephews that I was very afraid that the goaltender controversy in Montreal was going to result in the organization getting rid of Carey prematurely.  I was adamant that Carey would prove to be the better of the 2 over the next few years ( of course still way to early to say I am right).  Although it is human nature to want to be able to say “I told you so”, I am not hoping the guy sucks and plays bad.  I for one appreciate what he did for our organization and he was 1 of the reasons we had the best goaltending tandems in the NHL overt the past several years.

  497. HardHabits says:

    Dude. We all love Halak. It pains me to see him let in 10 goals a game but this isn’t about Halak. It’s about those anti-Habs fans who posted here with the intent of rubbing it in peoples faces. It’s payback!

  498. JohnBellyful says:

    Duly

    noted.

  499. HabsPEI31 says:

    A mouthful to pronounce. Always fun as a broadcaster….

     

    “Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through.” – Jacques Plante

  500. SmartDog says:

    We should pick up some players from Haagen Das or Yogen Fruz.

    ——- Anyone know how to italicize sigs? Used to be able too…

  501. SeriousFan09 says:

    I know, I love writing them out.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  502. Corio says:

    Man this story is getting eaten up across the interwebs.. fun stuff.

  503. kempie says:

    I met him years ago in Kingston at a charity softball game put on by Muller & Carbo. I can’t say how he usually is, but he was nothing like his TV character. He was pretty accessible that day and I spoke to him for a while and he was a really nice, humble intelligent guy. Pretty likeable really. Now maybe this was because it was a public appearance and maybe he’s less tolerable in a more private setting, Ian would maybe know better. But since then, I’m still shocked by what a massive tool the guy is when the red light goes on. My assessment is that it’s all an act. Nobody can be that moronic all the time.

  504. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    No wonder the NHL is in shambles with Bettman and Cambell running thing’s.  Supplementry punishment is a joke and there is no consistency whatsoever.  Cambell seems more concerned over what calls are being made against his hack son than what is happening in the games.  These dirty goons are allowed to head hunt all night and go after a rookie and then threaten this kid postgame and say “He’s gonna get hurt if he doesn’t respect us”.  What a complete joke, if I was running the league I’d be having a talk with the Philly organization and tell them to cut out the dirty crap and just play the game.

  505. derfab says:

    Weber is a good kid but we have one already. We need solid support for the vets since markov is gone, not a kid to cover up for. MAB is rehabbing and one-dimensional, so Souray is an intelligent option. 

  506. adamkennelly says:

    I would take Souray – tremendous shot, no worse than MAB defensively and is tough…and I don’t mean fake “we stand up for each other” tough – I mean the kind that makes opponents think twice before acting up and certainly before turning their back on him.  We need a couple of guys like that and not Lapierre embarassing himself.  Its all in the attitude and Habs don’t have it and opponents do against us and it will cost us in the end.

  507. Bill says:

    He is a tremendous defensive liability with a big salary. Having toug guys in your line-up doesn’t mean no-one will pull dirty crap against you: just not against that guy.

    I think it’s great if teams like the Flyers start gooning it up: it means they stop playing hockey. The Flyers could’ve gotten back in that game, but they started taking cheap shots instead and essentially conceded in the third. Didn’t look like anyone on the Habs was intimidated to me.

  508. Rugger says:

    Bruins are full of tough guys similar to the names that have been bounced around today.  Did it stop Cooke from taking out Savard?  None of the cheap shot artists in the league pay any attention to who the other team is dressing, like the scorpion said to the frog “it’s in my nature”.

  509. Gormdog says:

    There might be some truth to your statement but it becomes null and void because Souray is signed past this year. We get some nice cap space next year with the departure of Hammer to shore up our defence, not downgrade it to a bionic man who’s body can’t even hold up through an AHL fight.

  510. Hobie Hansen says:

     

    1000% agreed. We’d get Souray at a cheap price. Play him carefully 5on5 and
    put his cannon on the PP with Subban. I’d love to see him grab Richards and
    smack him around too!

    He gave his heart and soul for this organization and any Habs player would
    open him back with open arms.

    Oh and remember O’Donnnell face washing Subban and throwing him to the ice
    last night???

    Here’s what happened a few years ago when O’Donnell acted up and Souray was
    around :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqrN5CovSMA

    I wonder if MAB could do that?

  511. Tag says:

    Souray’s a good character guy with a great shot who’s getting too old and is injury prone. He also has 2 years remaining on a bad contract.

    I believe a better option for the Habs would be Kevin Bieksa. Tough, good on PP, and can eat up minutes in Markov’s absence (and when his salary comes off teh cap).This way we don’t overwork Hammer, Spacek and Gill.

    Bieksa is a UFA, so we aren’t stuck with him if things do go well.

    The fact that has crushed Mike Richards in fights is icing on the cake :-)

  512. DearyLeary says:

    More “on the bright side” news, during the very bright start of the season.  Our last 4 games our record of 4-0-0, with 3 GA, has come against teams with a combined record of 37-18-6.  Who’s to say that if we beat the teams we’re supposed to beat, we can’t be competing for a top slot in the Eastern Conference?

    At the almost 1/4 mark, our boys have proven that their level of compete is top notch. 

  513. BJT says:

    Just a few Facts on Carey Price

    WINS    Price 71  (T-15)       Next    Brian Hayward        72        Leader  Jake the Snake  314

    Games  Price 151 (T-15)      Next   Jocelyn Thibeault   158        Leader  Plante               556

    Shutouts Price  7  (T-16)      Next   Lorne Chabot           8         Leaders George Hainsworth  75″

    Hey guys, just wanna highlite that games played column there… If price were to play 60 games a season (really not that many), he is in place to take over first overall in habs history in 7 more seasons !! And, at his current winning pct. (which is currently only at 47%, so you know it’s going up, but regardless) it would take him around 675 games, or 8 years! Kinda gives some mettle to the quote some people (I believe Newfie Dog is one of them) have from price where I he says something like, “I’m not the next Plante, I’m not the next Roy, I’m me.”. Exciting!

    Formerly known as Camel_Larry..
    ..”No more Looser on this teams!!” – Canadienboy

  514. Tag says:

    Agreed. I’d take Souray of six years ago, but if he did that today, he’d break a hip. lol.

  515. Hobie Hansen says:

    At least he’d die trying lol!

  516. VintageFan says:

    It’s official.  The NHL has no intention of doing anything substantial about hits to the head, hits from behind, or intent to injure.  Commissar Gary Bettman and his chief toady Colin Campbell will continue to say all the warm & fuzzy things but no firm action will be taken.  They have neither the will nor the ability.

  517. observer says:

    calgary’s sutter just traded his son to carolina.

  518. Matt_in_TO says:

    I wonder how much of the bar fight played into it.  Tom The Bomb headed back in return.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  519. jbroderi says:

    They have to fire both sutters in Calgary.  brent is just a dopey moron who complaines about his players publicly everny week.  He may be a good coach, but it is clear that he lost the room about 3 weeks after he became coach.  And for his brother, he is a better coach than GM, that’s for sure!

    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  520. joeybarrie says:

    Seems like a good deal for Calgary. Tom the Bomb plus Babchuk is pacing 40 points this season. Pretty good for a HUGE defenceman. Ian White hasn’t been special, and Sutter has been struggling to make it in the NHL. But I don’t know too much about these players other than Tommy…

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

  521. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bob Mackenzie said the deal was already in place apparently and they had to confirm that the deal was still in place after the bar incident.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  522. Storm Man says:

    Im super happy White is not coming here. :):):)

  523. Chuck says:

    Steve, I’ll check petty cash to see if we can afford more hamsters.

    Canadiens issue apology to Flyers

  524. CanadienBoy says:

    May be just may be Richard can’t handle how good and hart PK  is to play again .


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