“I think we earned a lot of respect today” Subban says after Habs clinch series against Bruins (Video)

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It’s a word that cropped up more than once from P.K. Subban Wednesday after the Canadiens upset the Boston Bruins in their Eastern Conference semi-final series with a 3-1 victory in Game 7.

Subban said he thought the Canadiens have done a lot of great things in the time he’s been with them “but we failed to get the respect that I think we deserve. And I think we earned that.”

He also alluded to the Canadiens playing in the Eastern Conference final in 2010 and losing in Game 7 to the Bruins in 2011.

“We’re just sick and tired of it,” the Canadiens star defenceman said.

“Sick and tired of you know people disrespecting us and not giving us the credit we deserve. We’re a good group of guys in here. We’re a character group and I think we earned a lot of respect today.”

Subban also said he had “nothing but respect” for the Bruins who won the Stanley Cup in 2011 and the President’s Trophy this season with the most points in the Eastern Conference (as well as the National Hockey League).

The Bruins outshot the Canadiens 30-18 in Game 7, but only got one goal for their efforts.

“Their goaltender Carey Price was outstanding,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien.

“He gave them a chance to win every night.”

Dale Weise, who scored the Habs first goal at 2:18 of the first period, heaped praise on Price.

“I thought he’s been amazing every single game,” Weise said.

“He’s the difference every single night,” he added.

“I can’t look at any game in this series and not see that he was the difference. He just exudes so much confidence for us. When we have him back there we can play our game. We know if we make mistakes, he’s going to be there to bail us out.”

Price said he thought the Canadiens played their best game in the series in Game 6 on Monday. And that victory also sparked an epiphany of sorts, he suggested.

“I think in Game 6 we realized how good our hockey team is.”

“I’m ecstatic. I don’t show it a whole lot,” Price said.

“But at the same time you’ve got to realize it’s not over. We’re only half-way there.”

You can listen to Canadiens’ coach Michel Therrien’s post-game remarks here and Julien’s comments following the game here:

You can watch what Subban had to say here:

You can watch what Max Pacioretty had to say here:


(Video: Brenda Branswell)


  1. The Gumper says:

    Thank God for that. A great game by les Glorieux tonight! This is a Stanley Cup year, no doubt….

  2. CAPSLOCK DAN says:


    I was a very angry dude in my formative years, not a malevolent asshole, but I was a very wrathful, vengeful dude all around. I joined a Thai Kickboxing club at 18 as an outlet mostly and had some fun with that.

    One day, a big lug, 21 or something who had played football for Queens or something like that walks in acting like king shit. This was a big guy, 6,2 or 3 and around 225 or 230 ripped. He was a massive douche, had a Mohawk, tattoos of barbed wire around his bicep, some Chinese letters and “Resist Forces” on his back. He always showed off in sparring and warm-ups and seemed to enjoy humiliating his opponents. He wasn’t even good, just big and strong and tough to break out of a clinch with. He loved to trash talk, even said that I had “skinny bitch arms” (I’m 6,2 and was 175 at the time).

    One day the chief instructor/owner had heard enough and sparred with this asshole. The owner was a dutch guy in his early 50’s who was no more than 5,9 but was a pretty solid 190. He ABSOLUTLEY KICKED THE HELL OUT OF THE BIG GUY. Swept him off feet, battered him with leg kicks until he couldn’t take two steps without falling over, made him eat all manner of knees and elbows, and hit him with a left cross so hard his contact lense flew out (!). 20 outrageous minuets later this douche slumped out of the gym with his tail between his legs. He came back, but he had a positive, friendly attitude and apologized to everyone. He later told me that the owner had “changed his life for the better” I hear he works for the Provincial government now.

    The moral of the story is twofold: a big man is not always a good fighter and a good beating can change assholes into non-assholes.



  3. Biggest_Greek_HABSfun says:

    Great result vs the big bad bruins . Believe ppl ! Go habs go

  4. Un Canadien errant says:

    New thread, Monsieur Boone calmed down enough to post his ‘About Last Night’.

    My sources are unreliable, but their info is fascinating.–Woody Paige


  5. J.Ambrose.OBrien says:

    So I guess HNIC is busy now trying to recruit ex-Rangers for their panel.

    I remember Dec. 31, 1975

  6. Bun E. Laroque says:

    Lots of complaints about Briere this season but that was a hell of a pass to Weise. Clutch indeed.

  7. ClutchNGrab says:

    ALN is here!!!!

    • Chuck Kept Calm and Carey'd On says:

      That can’t be! Coach Julien says that they play with honour and are unfairly painted as the bad guys!

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  8. habsfan0 says:

    And the beard keeps on growing…

    I really don’t anticipate shaving it off until mid June.

  9. jimmy shaker says:

    That Chris Nilan rant on the last thread was priceless!
    Love KNUCKLES!!!!

    Shaker out!

  10. chesterfiled says:

    La victory over Chicago?! Montreal over NY?! Can the CH bring it to a team that demolished them in regular season…hell yeah!

  11. Un Canadien errant says:

    Milan Lucic is like a schoolboy in August: no class.

    My sources are unreliable, but their info is fascinating.–Woody Paige


  12. Timo says:

    I really like Marty Biron as TSN analyst. Very smart and makes great observations.

  13. Un Canadien errant says:

    So what now Jarome? Are you going to re-up with the Bruins, or hedge your bets and sign up with another Stanley Cup finalist? Or wait until after free agency, so which team is most stacked after that?

    I used to like and respect you and wish you were on my team, but not no more.

    My sources are unreliable, but their info is fascinating.–Woody Paige


  14. Habcouver says:

    Must be a great to be in the streets of Montreal right about now.

    We Are (Not) All Canucks.
    Proudly Canadian but passionately Canadien!

    • J.Ambrose.OBrien says:

      I could hear the singing, shouting and car horns all the way from downtown. And I live on the other side of the mountain! Loud!!!

      I remember Dec. 31, 1975

  15. Marc10 says:

    Lootch Gate is going to be awesome. Death threat in the handshake line. What a clown!

    If he’s so pissed off, he should have taken a page from the Michel Bergeron playbook. Le Tigre couldn’t stomach defeat and would take his toys and his little pissed off demeanor back to his room where he’d have a quiet whinge and a cry.

    So take a page from that book you sore loser. Go back to your locker, sit your can down, and feel shame you big baby. You’re an embarrassment to anyone who plays or has played the game.

    No honour in that room. Gutless bunch of pukes who deserved exactly what they got. Cry, whinge, lose. Rinse. Repeat.

    Enjoy the ‘President’s Trophy’. Say hi to Daddy Campbell and Don Jacobs from all of us! GHG

    • PK says:


      >>>>> Les Canadiens sont là

    • D Mex says:

      If you heard Julien talk on TSN 690 tonight, you know where his players get their collective attitude from.
      Must be tough for a thinking, intelligent athlete to operate in that kind of an environment, no ?

      ALWAYS Habs –
      D Mex

      • Marc10 says:

        Nice. There’s a long list of jerks in that organisation. Their culture is built around being rule breakers and cheapshot artists. It’s the chickens coming home to roost.

        Lucic should tread carefully. Every dog…

    • Chuck Kept Calm and Carey'd On says:

      Lucic barely stayed on the ice to acknowledge their fans during the stick-raising salute. He was headed off the ice before the rest of the team go their sticks in the air.

      If you’re on Twitter and want a good laugh, search #WhatLucicSaidToWeise

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    • Cam_1 says:

      You know about Jacobs ? lol …that is what I refer to as the axis of evil > Bettman – Jacobs – Campbell

  16. PK says:

    There will be a feel good story on Ryan McDonough…
    But the Habs will prevail !!

    >>>>> Les Canadiens sont là

  17. J.Ambrose.OBrien says:

    Wow! Just heard what Lucic did. What a pathetic excuse for a human being. I am so happy I don’t have to see their ugly mugs for another 5 months.

    I remember Dec. 31, 1975

  18. Timo says:

    Did anyone else see PK jump into Bergevin’s arms as Habs were leaving the ice?

  19. Luke says:


  20. PK says:

    This has been an amazing run so far.
    … Very stressful day!
    And now the fun starts … Habs to the Cup

    >>>>> Les Canadiens sont là

  21. HabsPooch says:

    With the game starting at 1 pm Saturday, the Habs might catch a break as it is reported that is the same time of St. Louis’ mother’s funeral. Apparently the Rangers put in a request to either change the time or date.

  22. aHabGrowsInBrooklyn says:

    First? Can’t be.

  23. Prop says:

    This team man, there’s something special happening.


  24. Un Canadien errant says:


    -We see a shot of the Bruins dressing room. The Charanstein has been powered up, it’s activated for the game. Gregory ‘Sonny Boy’ Campbell twirling a stick in his right hand, obviously limbering up, warming up his slashing muscles.
    -Not much activity in the Canadiens’ dressing room, just guys getting ready for the game. No rah-rah, Tomas Plekanec seems downright pensive.
    -Breaking down the game, Marc Denis of RDS calls the goaltending faceoff essentially even, except that he thinks Carey Price is in the Bruins’ scorers’ heads.
    -Mario Tremblay reduces the blueline matchup to a confrontation between Zdeno Chara and P.K. Subban, with the former having the edge on the toughness angle, but P.K. providing much more of a spark to his team. Boston media has single out Mr. Chara, calling this a ‘legacy game’ for him. Mario thinks P.K. has been at his best in this series, and expects “du grand P.K.” this evening.
    -Benoit Brunet breaks down the forwards, focuses on Patrice Bergeron and Max Pacioretty. The Bruins alternate captain is a leader for his teammates, being vocal and fiery, while Max leads by his play, his skating and offence.
    -In the name of all that is decent, with the magic of 21st century PVR technology, we skip over camera-whore René Rancourt and his ‘Look at me!’ histrionics. He’s a worthy representative of the classless Bruins.
    -The numbers favour Tuukka Rask in the playoffs, he has a 7-4 record, with a 1.90 goals-against average and a .933 save-percentage, vs. Carey’s 7-3, 2.25 GAA and .922. I know this includes the first round, but I still think Carey has outplayed Mr. Rask, and that somehow it’s not reflected in the stats. Maybe we can come up with an ‘advanced statistic’ that measures clutchitude.

    First Period:

    -19:37 Brad Marchand strikes early, high-sticking Michaël Bournival in the mouth, with, of course, no penalty awarded by the refs. Uh oh.
    -No changes in the lineup for the Canadiens, Daniel Brière and Nathan Beaulieu get the nod again.
    -I see Sean Thornton’s worthless mug on the Bruins’ bench, I guess he gets another kick at the dishonour can tonight.
    -David Desharnais buzzing around in the Bruins’ zone, going up against Zdeno Chara with no apparent fear. I think the constant booing he’s subjected to at the New Forum, and the fact that he never had a chance to expiate his crime against Max, plays on this guy’s conscience. He could obliterate David and the refs wouldn’t twitch, but he holds back against him, as he has generally in this series. There’s a theory that he doesn’t enjoy being the villain, that it weighs on him, maybe that’s the observable result, that David gets to live.
    -17:42 Weezy! Brandon Prust forechecks Johnny Boychuk, grabs the puck and feeds it to Daniel Brière, who sets up Dale Weise for an easy tap-in. 1-0 for the Good Guys.
    -The Bruins’ defence is ripe for the plucking. Matt Bartkowski also was ineffective on this play.
    -16:15 Max accepts contact from Zdeno Chara, forechecks hard, deals out a couple of hits. Good start by him.
    -The Bruins trying to thump the Canadiens in the offensive zone, but the Canadiens skate out of trouble, are often first on the puck.
    -13:42 Brad Marchand is handed a penalty for goalie interference, but he was kind of pushed by Andrei Markov. With all the crap that Mr. Marchand gets away with, you can’t really call this an injustice, more of a karmic rebalance.
    -Zdeno Chara, looking as ungainly as ever, stumbles while handling the puck and coughs it up. Thomas Vanek can’t cash it in though.
    -11:12 Shameless diving sequence by the Bruins, with Brad Marchand plunging to the ice after being brushed by Alexei Emelin, and Reilly Smith who falls over backwards with contact from Josh Gorges. Did they have a plot or marching orders from the bench, to try to induce the refs to ‘even out’ things after the dubious call on Brad Marchand? I wouldn’t put it past them.
    -I’ll take my previous statement back on Zdeno Chara, he goes in elbow first against Max, and then does a wrestling takedown when he misses. Somehow that results in a four-on-four situation, with both getting minor penalties. Good old NHL.
    -5:47 Zdeno Chara goes off for a deserved holding call. Surprising that it actually gets made though. No damage done by the Canadiens, they can’t get their powerplay organized in the Bruins zone.
    -Frantic moments at the end of the period with the Bruins trying to even the score. I wonder what has to happen for a charging penalty to be called as Milan Lucic skates from the blue line, and possibly from his bench, to hit Lars Eller behind the goal line.

    Second period:

    -19:53 Brad Marchand gets penalized for giving Carey Price a snow-shower. Finally, the refs are on to this little puke.
    -Good powerplay by the Habs, in that they were able to set up in the offensive zone, but no real shots on net, everything was blocked by the penalty killers.
    -15:11 Bruins are buzzing in the Canadiens zone. We need to settle things down, start making better breakouts.
    -Brian Gionta misses a great opportunity on a 3-on-2, all alone in front of Tuukka Rask, can’t get a precise shot off on net.
    -11:30 Again Brian Gionta can’t cash in a clear shooting opportunity.
    -9:38 Maaaaax! Brendan Gallagher wins the draw and the Canadiens keep applying pressure, good work from the Desharnais trio and Josh and P.K. Just as it seems the Bruins can clear the zone, the puck takes a bounce on Patrice Bergeron, and David is quick on his feet, grabs it with lots of room to operate, feeds a perfect pass to Max clear on the other side of the slot who one-times it in. Delicious stumble and pratfall by Tuukka Rask as a result.
    -Brendan and David are too small to play in the NHL, except that in this instance, when they’re not getting crosschecked and tackled with impunity, their quickness and agility is too much for the Big Bad Lumbering Bruins.
    -David actually ripped the puck away with his quick stick, it wasn’t a bad bounce on Mr. Bergeron. 2-0 Canadiens.
    -6:11 The Canadiens kill a Bruins powerplay, and the fans at the New Garden are starting to boo. Awesome.
    -3:55 Referees trying to even the score, Max gets a borderline holding the stick penalty against Dougie Hamilton in the offensive zone.
    -Jarome Iginla used to be a 50-goal scorer, but no longer. He misses a wide open net.
    -Oops. After failing to clear the zone when Brian Gionta had full control of the puck, the Bruins buzz around and Mr. Iginla deflects a Torey Krug shot past Carey Price. 2-1 Canadiens.
    -0:45 David Krejci penalized for holding Lars Eller’s stick, the Bruins were scrambling in their zone trying to contain the Canadiens’ forecheck. -Good work from Lars Eller, Dale Weise and René Bourque.
    -No damage done. Flagrant crosscheck in David Desharnais’ back by Zdeno Chara goes unpunished, no ref would have the stones to put Daddy Campbell’s team in a 3-on-5 situation.

    Third period

    -Canadiens start off with a 75 second powerplay, with a fresh sheet of ice. Although apparently it’s not great ice, the puck is skipping around a lot, which is par for the course on a warm spring day.
    -Bourque doesn’t have the same drive, jump or confidence he did against the Lightning. I’d like him to come up big here, to see him use his speed and size to put this game away.
    -Bruins kill the penalty, start buzzing in the Habs’ zone. Carey plucks a shot out of the air with his glove, calmly stopping play. The Bruins scowl a lot.
    -14:57 Jarome Iginla again, with an open net, lays the puck flush on the post. Are they trying the perfect shot to beat Carey?
    -14:07 I’m not liking how the Canadiens seem to be attacking less, defending more. If we try the rope-a-dope so soon, it will come back to bite us.
    -Dirty, dirty play by the Bruins’ designated rat, who while waiting for a faceoff, punches Tomas Plekanec in the head, after ascertaining that the refs were otherwise occupied. I won’t rant on the need for video replay to be used to suspend transgressors like this, like Milan Lucic with his spears, like Zdeno Chara with his punches.
    -Further, why are linesmen so impotent in these situations? In flagrant ‘personal fouls’ so-to-speak, the linesmen should be able to talk to the ref and tell him what he saw. NHL refereeing is such a joke.
    -What the refs were busy doing was trying to figure out who should be on the ice for the Bruins after an icing call. The Bruins milked two minutes while pretending they didn’t know that they had substituted a player. Why don’t the refs hand out a delay of game penalty in cases like these?
    -The Bruins are cheating up a storm, Don Cherry must be turgid.
    -10:47 The Krejci line pressing in the Canadiens zone. Me no likey.
    -8:34 More life by the Canadiens, Michaël Bournival is a whirling dervish. Zdeno Chara can’t skate, can’t move. We have to take advantage.
    -7:15 Good hit by Alexei Emelin on Milan Lucic.
    -4:35 Dirty, dirty Bruin Johnny Boychuk commits interference by crosschecking Michaël Bournival in the jaw. Powerplay Canadiens.
    -3:32 Andrei Markov with a great look at the Boston net, on a David feed, but can’t find the net.
    -2:53 Daniel Brière! I never doubted Marc Bergevin’s decision to sign him to that two-year deal, always knew he’d come through for us in the playoffs. Honest. 3-1 Canadiens.
    -Succulent detail? Seeing Zdeno Chara stand all forlornly forlorn after getting scored on, and being all frantic giraffe before the goal, and catatonic horrorionette bathed in red light after. That one is kind of on you there, big jerk, you potted that one past your own goalie. You stupid jerk.
    -Did René Bourque blow a hammy? He’s almost crawling to the bench, but nobody touched him.
    -On replay, we see that the Lars Eller shot went off his foot.
    -2:01 Interference penalty on Andrei Markov. Now they call that? I thought that rule was repealed, judging from all the Bruin transgressions.
    Bruins pulling Tuukka Rask, we have an empty net to shoot at.
    -0:20 Faceoff in the Bruins zone. Deathly quiet at the New Garden, except for scattered booing. P.K.’s prophecy that he’d take all the energy and excitement out of that place is coming true.


    -While I prize the work that RDS does covering the Canadiens, I have to chide the director for showing us a long crowd shot immediately after the game, instead of the players’ celebration. Or the uncomprehending countenance of Zdeno Chara. That’s what I want to see, the handshake line, whether Tomas will shake bRat Marchand’s hand or give him a forearm shiver in the teeth.
    -Or Claude Julien lardness melting away in squealing rage.
    -Cool shot of Marc Bergevin greeting his players and coaches in the tunnel as they came off the ice. Big hug from P.K. Subban. Don’t worry folks, the contract is a formality.
    -Carey Price clearly outplayed the Bruins ‘tender, stopping 29 of 30 shots, while his counterpart only managed 15 stops on 18 shots. Further, Carey calmed things down repeatedly, while Tuukka bobbled and fumbled again, a few times.
    -The P.K. vs. Zdeno Chara confrontation was a technical knockout for our boy. The Bruins morloch seemed dead on his feet in the third. P.K. didn’t score, the Bruins were on him like a bad smell, but it opened up others for opportunities.
    -Nathan Beaulieu picked up another assist, kept his head while the Bruins were clearly targeting him for big hits. He didn’t play much at the end of the game, but he pitched in and was rewarded.
    -The Canadiens are really tough when they get their seemingly-trademarked early goal.
    -The Bruins do have Montréal issues. Thugs like Milan Lucic were more interested in administering a beating and being faux-tough than winning this series.
    -Tonight almost makes up for 2011. If not for that pinball Nathan Horton overtime goal, we could have kept those degenerates from befouling the Stanley Cup.
    -We get the Rangers at home, I won’t be so naturally pessimistic about the next series

    My sources are unreliable, but their info is fascinating.–Woody Paige


  25. HabsPooch says:

    and the third star

  26. HabsPooch says:

    and second

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