How sweet it was!

• A postseason to remember – Red Fisher

“It’s a team thing” says Maxim Lapierre

Hal Gill’s excellent adventure – Stubbs

The seventh man – Arpon Basu

• Habs take it to the limit – Roy MacGregor

Lapierre spurs Habs – Michael Farber

• A new team of destiny? – Scott Burnside

Resilient Habs – Chris Stevenson

• Canadiens riding emotional high – Damien Cox

Bulldogs advance

And the streets were rockin’





  1. The Cat says:

    Thanks Slovak, Ive always wondered how Halak is viewed back in Slovakia, or what the slovakian media are saying about him.

  2. TomNickle says:

    Bullspit.  That’s a pretty big generalization there pal.

    Show me one link to a Vezina candidate in the last 15 years doing that after a GOAL, not a save.


  3. 123456 says:

    the rochester amerks series with the heat went 7 games, game 7 albiet a weekday drew about 3,000 people in rochester. you can get a tix for like $10 or $12. that was sad.

    secret mod

  4. boris420 says:

    Dude he took that guy out. He was convolsing on the ice and almost lost his life. What makes it acceptable in a hockey arena. Imagine your walking down the street and almost get killed and they just make the guy stay at home for a few day…how would you feel? These players play hockey for a living…it is their job and no one deserves to have their life ruined like that. I dont care if it’s gordie, cindy or rob…It’s just not right!

  5. mb says:

    I don’t know if anyone posted this before, but it’s a video by CBC showing Cammalleri’s “pre-game visualization”.


    I find it kinda funny… yet weird, but I guess it shows just how much he wants to score!

  6. habber86 says:

    anyone find a link to buy tickets to watch the game at the Bell centre?

  7. lavie says:

    Mathieu Schneider, a Jewish player.

  8. HabFab says:

    Shoulder injury along with Weber and Carle. Nielson is out with a sore back.

  9. smiler2729 says:

    The raising hands thing has been done by Carey Price and Patrick Roy in mock salute to the fans booing them after making a save.

    As for the raising hands showing up teammates, I’ve seen every single goalie who has any ounce of intensity in their game do that since forever.

  10. ed lopaz says:

    Habs hockey = Smart hockey we work as a team, and we win as a team. we play 5 man defence – not just 2. we play with energy, we play with Subban (Pk could have been with us since the Olympics, but nevermind that)

    looks like the Dogs might move to Laval – 20 minutes from Bell Center.

    Construction of a 7500 seat arena has been approved, and the Dogs owner is very interested.


  11. habs-hampton says:

    Shawn Green wasn’t too bad either (Jays/Dodgers).

  12. HABSsince92 says:

    Being that I am of Italian descent, Cammy has become my favorite Habs player. Of course I always root for italian descented players in the NHL like Roberto Luongo and Rick DiPietro but it’s nice to have one on the Habs as well!


    Been a Habs fan since I was in 2nd grade and sat behind Patrick Roy at the Aud.

  13. smiler2729 says:

    I’ve been playing goalie a long time and all this talk of “rebound control” and all the other buzz words used to turn a simple position into a robot act is so effing stupid. Butterfly, blah blah blah.

    A goalie’s job is to stop the puck from going into the net behind him. Sometimes the goalies are lightning quick and sometimes they aren’t. It’s that basic.

    As for rebounds, well, they happen when goalies stop pucks and it is part of a defenceman’s job to clear the rebounds if the goaltender’s out of position after making the save.

    The hard part of being a goalie is all mental. You gotta be mental to play the position in the first place and if you do make the pros, you better have your head in the game in all aspects… I prefer beer leagues myself.


  14. habs-hampton says:

    This from TSN:

    “Gagne one-timed a centring pass from Mike Richards into the net on a power play to make it 3-0 with 2:07 left in the second.

    The Boston crowd booed the Bruins off the ice.”

    Man, I don’t miss those days. THIS team cannot be booed off the ice.

  15. avatar_58 says:

    How many people do you think live here? It’s not Toronto, which I remind you also has poor attendence, it’s a smaller city. Unless you live in the downtown/escarpment area chances are you WON’T go to Copps just to watch an AHL team for like $30 a night.

    In my personal case – why would I go to the dogs games right now when my NHL team is kicking ass and taking names? Most dogs fans are habs fans – kind of hard to do both at the moment. Blame the one scheduling this stuff. If it were every other day I’d be there with bells on.

    How many would attend in montreal if the habs were still in the playoffs? I’m willing to bet the number won’t be much higher my friend. The numbers were high in bell centre games because the habs weren’t playing, it was a novelty AND because PK Subban was there. Call me when they have no superstars, playing during a habs playoff run and are in a smaller AHL rink.

    Easy to point fingers but MOST AHL markets are just not that big.

  16. ed lopaz says:

    Habs hockey = Smart hockey we work as a team, and we win as a team. we play 5 man defence – not just 2. we play with energy, we play with Subban (Pk could have been with us since the Olympics, but nevermind that)

    Cormier has huge upside.

    He can develop into a Mike Richards type of player.

    I would take him on my team any day – in fact, He is EXACTLY the type of player the habs need up front.

  17. TomNickle says:

    Jaro Halak when asked if he formally requested a trade.

    Maybe I did, maybe I didn’t.  It’s between me and my agent so I’m not going to say yes or no.  I have no comment on this.

    Mike Cammalleri when asked about it.

    It’s too early to tell whether it’s been a distraction or not, but it is what it is.

    Now if I didn’t request a trade and get asked by a reporter about it, I’d probably say no I haven’t requested a trade.  That’s just me though.

    Don’t say I’m spreading misinformation.

    If trade requests are something that team first guys do, you would have a point.


  18. lenny says:

    He makes ALL habs fans proud, now where can I get some good pasta and bagels in this city? I got a craving

  19. Clay4bc says:

    Since you just ask for one example…

    Reporter: “Jaro, you just made 53 saves, and pretty much beat the Caps all by yourself”

    Jaro:”Well, the whole team played great, and really helped clearing the front of the net and letting me see the shots.”

    Tom, everytime Jaro is interviewed he gets praise, and always deflects attention on to his team-mates instead. Just watch one sometime and see…


    “Peoples will only be truly free when the last king is strangled by the bowels of the last priest” Francois Laignelot -

  20. lavie says:

    He makes Jewish and Italian people proud of.

  21. forskis says:

    Yes, you are correct, Carbonneau wanted Price in Hamilton…he wasn’t…the reasons why can be anything, the Gainey haters are assuming Price stayed up to be the starter on Gainey’s orders…but there is one thing no one ever really pointed out:  maybe he stayed up because he was supposed to be the backup to learn at the NHL level but was played as the #1…if he was already successful in the lower tiers, it would have made sense for him to be in the NHL but as the backup just like Tukka Rask did as the backup to Thomas until this year.

    But I do not know the inner workings of the Habs…it is all guessing just like everything else we post here except for one thing:  Halak is the MVP of this team and deservedly so.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  22. The Cat says:


  23. lenny says:

    Mike Cammallerri-the best Jewish Athlete behind Sandy Koufax?

  24. avatar_58 says:

    Far as I’m concerned I take back what I said about Moore’s trade. He WAS worth it. Especially since we now know he’s WORTH resigning if possible. Very valuable grinder, he just gets in there and holds the puck. A monster on the boards.

  25. Clay4bc says:

    Equally valid for sure…and Spacek could have changed places with either of them as well. It was just a great team effort. But Cammy stays at number one – no matter what!


    “Peoples will only be truly free when the last king is strangled by the bowels of the last priest” Francois Laignelot -

  26. adam76 says:

    Congrats to the bulldogs.  So its game 6 – you have a powerhouse of a team and only 2417 people show up?  Hamilton needs to lose that Franchise ASAP.  That is an embarrassment.

  27. Malreg says:

    Hmph… I disagree with police getting involved, except if there are incidents involving sticks or skates.

    How many times would Gordie Howe and his legendary Elbows have been arrested if he played today?

  28. TomNickle says:

    Give me one example of something he’s done to put the team before himself.

    I’ve seen him….

    1. Not refute Elliotte Friedman following an Edmonton Oilers game this season when Friedman asked about his desire to play more or move on.

    2. Him raise his hands above his head when allowing a goal which shows up his teammates.

    I’m not attacking the guy here.  I’m saying that making a threat mid-season like he did and showing up your teammates are certainly actions of someone who puts himself before the team.  And before you say his agent did it, the agent is employed by the player and takes action based on the player’s requests.  And yes, raising your arms in frustration after a goal is showing up your teammates.

    I’m not getting into a goalie debate because the correct one is playing.  I’m not saying I don’t like Jaro Halak.  I’m making a point about his actions, and whether or not you think the analysis is silly, it’s relevant and the actions have taken place.

    What misinformation are you referring to by the way?

    A media retraction of a quote?  Ok, so the journalist was paraphrasing.  


  29. kirkiswork says:

    Halak bashers are just idiots, win a game win a series bash the goalie with the best save percentage in the playoffs.

  30. Clay4bc says:

    You can feel free to believe what you wish – as will I.

    Go habs Go.


    “Peoples will only be truly free when the last king is strangled by the bowels of the last priest” Francois Laignelot -

  31. The Cat says:

    How is it a conspiracy theory, it was a divisive point between Gainey and Carbonneau wasnt it?

  32. The Cat says:

    I dont think Halak even deserved a star last night…Subban or Lapierre wouldve been better choices.

  33. Clay4bc says:

    Yes, I am sure. And I mean Stubbs, right here in HIO. He posted it, was called out on it, and took the post down as a result. I was one of the people who pointed it out to him that it was false. Yet the story lived on, as rumours often do.


    “Peoples will only be truly free when the last king is strangled by the bowels of the last priest” Francois Laignelot -

  34. forskis says:

    Can we all just stop about Gainey telling experienced, veteran NHL coaches which goalie to play?  This is a conspiracy theory on par with the signed Koivu contract and Koivu’s refusal to learn French…have you ever considered that it was JM’s decision?  Do not forget, at one point, JM had two defenceman playing on the 4th line…if he can do that, I can see him playing a goalie who is in a prolonged slump.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  35. The Cat says:

    I could see the ‘play me or trade me’ thing bothering some and making it look like hes not a team player but considering the amount of jerking around the organization did to him, his comment was warranted IMO…

    Not too many humans are team players if theyre constantly on the short end of the stick.

  36. Clay4bc says:

    Tom, there is so much misinformation in your post that I don’t have the patience to form a rebuttal for it all, so I will just bring up the most ridiculous thing you wrote…

    “So while Halak is playing great, there certainly are signs that he isn’t
    a team first guy”

    That is likely one of the silliest things ever written here, and that’s saying a lot. Halak is all about team first. See my reply to forskis below to tackle yet another of your erronious points.


    “Peoples will only be truly free when the last king is strangled by the bowels of the last priest” Francois Laignelot -

  37. forskis says:

    Are you sure there was a retraction?  You mean the same media sources who said the Kostitsyn’s practically run the Russian Mafia Montreal Branch, that Hamrlik imports prostitutes from Eastern Europe and that Tanguay did not want to play so that he does not hurt his FA chances (for this last one, it was never retracted, Demers apologized to the player privately so this one got to fester as well…)….

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  38. Habscore says:

    Holy…They don’t mess around with stuff like that here!


    – YES HABS CAN!! –

  39. Mike from Ktown says:

    I think he was hurt too

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