Hope springs eternal

It’s snowing on Mother’s Day in Montreal.

The Canadiens are back from Pittsburgh and will hold a team meeting at their Brossard training facility this morning at 11.

Habs at the brink again – Stubbs

In the room

Penguins in the driver’s seat – David Shoalts

Malkin, Rupp were the keys – Scott Burnside

• The curious case of Tomas Plekanec – Arpon Basu

Bulldogs take series lead


  1. rkd says:

    Well said, Ian.  And, this is a team we can all be proud of no matter what happens on Monday.

  2. TripleX says:

    That has been a problem ever since Markov lost his offensive magic because of his many injuries.

    I agree that to be successful a team needs contribution from the backend.  I think for the future PK Suban should be that factor.  PG needs to get a BIG shutdown D with a mean streak and a BIG forward with soft hands and a willingness to go to the FRONT of the net.


    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  3. TripleX says:

    Have to respectfully disagree on the top two line formation Ian.  JM did not play AK and Pouliot on the top lines last game and benched Pouliot for the third period.  I love the work ethic of our plumbers but we need GOALS right now.  Defensive play is all well and good but you have to score to win.

    AK and Pouliot for all their many faults have skill and CAN put the puck in the net when opportunity is there.  Moore, Moen, Pyatt and Laps could not hit a barn door with a puck from ten feet.



    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  4. MontrealAtheist says:

    The Pens’ objective was not to impressive everyone, they did what was necessary to win.

    As for the reasons for the loss, I’m sure there are several although I would put the blame primarily on taking unnecessary penalties and lack of execution on the PP (prior to the 6 on 4 in the last minute). Letting Fleury see all incoming shots did not help either, so yes, that definitely needs to change if they expect different results on Monday.

  5. Shublips says:

    Again, I was not impressed by the Pens.  They looked slow and tired.  The Habs did not get enough bodies to the net and did not win battles to loose pucks and rebounds.

    THAT is why they lost and not just because Fleury was great.  Habs made his life easy!

    Habs can win, Monday and force Game Seven. Go Habs Go!

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  6. Ian Cobb says:

    We have built a bran new exciting team over the coarse of this year. 

    Over the coarse of this fantastic play off year, we now know who to keep on the roster and who we cut loose for next year.

    Lots of winners in Hamilton to bring up in the fall.

  7. Ian Cobb says:

    Before we talk about hitting the net, how about finding out if we have a chance of getting Markov, Spacek and Gill back.

    If not, it won’t be to pretty with MAB, OByrne, Hammerlic and a 20 year old.

    I also think that AK and Pouliot have to be replaced on the top 2 lines by two of these players. ( Moore, Moen, Metro, Pyatt or even Lapierre.)

    AK and Pouliot go to the 4th line or the golf coarse!

    We are down to winning at home and then anything is possible in a 7th game.

  8. Ton says:

    i was going to answer it. agreed, pk you can understand but Bergeron your paying for the shot only. first he wont shoot often, when he does only 10% of his shots are on net, and 80% of those shots on goal are goals. conclusion; shoot more often, on net please.

  9. terrygain says:

    The biggest problem is not the quality of the shots but that  there’s no one in front screening the goalie.

  10. nickster13 says:

    didnt see it much last night.. PK kept missing the net, while MAB often missed the net on his many shots

  11. Danno says:

    Both PK and MAB have good shots, don’t you think?


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

  12. Garry Valk says:

    I think the first link is wrong…it leads to an article about Simon Fuller. 

  13. nickster13 says:

    One of the biggest problem is our D can’t shoot the puck, no one has a good shot, and no one ever hits the net most importantly. As opposed to pittsburgh where letang and gonchar hit often, and scored both goals last game

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