Islanders bring B team to A city

Post-game audio: Jacques Martin | Lars Eller | Carey Price

Pre-Game AUDIO: Mike Cammalleri | Hal Gill | Ryan White | Mathieu Darche

And they played like the Z-Team in a 7-2 romp that may have cost the Canadiens the services of Mike Cammalleri for the season opener …. if not longer.

Cammalleri was given a match penalty for a vicious slash on Islanders first-round draft choice Nino Niederreiter (a paid hit, financed by a criminal syndicate of bloggers who can’t spell).

Pat Hickey was at the game in Quebec City. Here’s his game story.

Poster larisalapointe put it succintly: “Cammalleri goes postal” It wasn’t pretty.

The real Islanders played in New Jersey, where the home Devils drew 7,000 fans.

The Canadiens’ game against an AHL team was … well, enjoyed may be overstating it … by 15,000 vocal fans.

712 Comments

  1. quentin_stuckley says:

    agree.  theo (or his agent) would have thrown up his regular season stats claiming  that 1.1 was too low for a goalie of his caliber.  then the nhl team would have said, ‘what about the playoffs?’  the agent would respond a la jim mora.  ”playoffs?!?!” ad hilarium.  no one was looking for theo this off season.  the wild wouldn’t have signed him had josh harding survived the preseason.  he was battling backstrum pretty hard for the starter role.  i know, i had backstrum on my fantasy team last year. 

  2. HabFab says:

    “I wonder why he never played forward”

    Orr was so fast a skater that he needed the whole ice to be able to turn…yeah!

     

  3. soflohabsfan says:

    Or maybe he approved of the Halak trade and the Halakians got to him.

  4. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    Mike you have restored my faith in your integrity. Way to man up. I will now drop my campaign for transparency.

    I doubt Timo will be back, he probably found something else to do during his exile period but IF he his out there…welcome back Timo. Now shut your piehole. ESPECIALLY AFTER A LOSS!!

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  5. Somethingwithhabsinit says:

    I don’t want to make that trade because I like Gomez and dislike Giguere. Toronto doesn’t want to make that trade because it is moving a bad contract that ends after this season for a bad contract that ends in 2014. Plus they are already over the cap, and this would add 1.3 million.

    Also, everything that Mark C said, except I would do Gomez for the time machine straight up.

    Doug Wickenheiser, I’ve got some bad news for you.

  6. linp says:

    Let’s give Price our support. He needs it. Our team needs it. That’s what we have for this season. Similar to an election, we should all stand behind our team now.

  7. Mike Boone says:

    Player A: AK46, drafted in 2003 ahead of … well, let’s not even go into it

    Player B: David Perron, drafted in 2007, four spots after Max-Pac.

    So your point is …

  8. Puck Bard says:

    Thanks for letting us in, Boone. I can certainly appreciate the frustration. I like Timo, like HIO, but boy it must be aggravating sometimes being the zookeeper.

  9. quentin_stuckley says:

    as short as pouliot’s and kostitsyn’s??

  10. Jamie says:

    The problem is the Habs do outdraw the Leafs, but the numbers are split between RDS and CBC, so from the CBC’s perspective the Leafs are the way to go since they are not losing a third of their numbers to another network.  I think the CBC should look at why a lot of english speaking fans such as myself prefer to watch the Habs on RDS even though I don’t understand most of it.

  11. quentin_stuckley says:

    bingo!  face offs, face offs, face offs.  so crucial when we need to clear the zone on the p.k.  in the playoffs we needed more face off wins.  

  12. Mike Boone says:

    Gospel truth: Woke up after a tough loss late in the season. Checked the Comments and found one of his typical, asinine second-guessing rag jobs. Decided – admittedly, in the heat of the moment – that I just couldn’t take another word out of him. Timo is the kind of pain-in-the-posterior who spent his entire high-school life stuffed in a locker. He’s on a short leash here.

  13. quentin_stuckley says:

    “i hated him, thats how great he was.”  nice.  too true.  though not in vogue much these days, at least for me.  i hate lucic.  but i think that stems from legitimate ire. 

  14. HabFab says:

    Please!!!

    Do you think back in July, Theodore would have signed with us or anybody else for $1.1 ml?

    Dache for 1 year $500,000 or Moore 2 year $2,200,000…few dollars more?

    Apples to apples… SVP!

  15. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    Thats my point. Negative-YES Irrating- YES But never really mean like some others on this site. Why blacklist Timo when some other downright evil f*cks get to continue spewing bile?

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  16. quentin_stuckley says:

    ‘great in the locker room’  couldn’t agree more.  everybody is shiny, happy people in the photos.  it’s a veritable r.e.m. video.  the team chemistry really solidified during the course of last year, and the playoffs made a perfect springboard to this year.  granted we lost metro, and i think he was an asset to the locker room as well, but the core is there.  should be exciting this year.

  17. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    Timo is too tall to be Captain.

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  18. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    Three-or-more? Are you kidding?

    We gamble on Price because we believe in his potential and haven’t seen his ceiling. Jose? We’ve seen his potential and his ceiling. Been there, done that, happily didn’t buy the jersey.

    Besides I think he still owes the Hells some money for a grow-op or something.

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  19. WestHab says:

    In defence of a fellow Calgarian, I have seen a lot worse stuff than what ever Timo posted. Mind you there is no way I saw all his posts.  Some posters are just downright mean at times, I never really saw that in Timo’s stuff. I always thought that he was just trying to get under most of our skins. I guess he did a good job of it.

  20. Danno says:

    Why stop  there? Start a movement to make Timo Captain of the Commentariat.

     

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

  21. quentin_stuckley says:

    i think if we trade gomez then we’ll just open up another hole.  who led the team in goals last year?  gionta.  who played all year with him and feed him the puck?  gomez.  like it or not, if we lose gomez, we possibly lose another scoring line.  toronto wouldn’t give giguere up for gomez, it think.  ’monster’ gustavvson (sp?) hasn’t dazzled since he was lauded as the great puck savior.  giggy stabilized that team, plus acts a mentor to the monster.  contractually, yes, it makes sense.  but we struggled so much to score 5 on 5 last year, though this year it looks like we’re struggling 5 on 3 to score, we need gomez’s puck distribution skills.  in my opinion.

  22. alfieturcotte says:

    Confusing to me that Gauthier threw $1mm to Alex Auld while Theo’s value is $1.1mm.  Shame on you Gauthier for making some horrid moves that will nullify the Habs momentum from last spring.  The 2011 version of the Habs will fail to make the playoffs — mark my words fellow Habs fans.  We have no goaltending — who will keep the team afloat Price?  Auld?  Dominic Moore let go, instead signs Darche for a few dollars less?  We could only hope that someone in the management brass gets religion soon and lets Gauthier go before we find our way battling the Leafs for cellar dwellers…….

  23. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    PETITION to release the Back Story on TIMO-GATE under the Freedom of Informatio Act.

    A Reply = signature

    Come Boone, come clean. Did you have a valid and just reason or did you just not like the guy??

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  24. linnek says:

    I dont think the Islanders even have an A-team

  25. Mark C says:

    Excuse me if I’m wrong, but Carey Price has had a better SV% in which of the last two seasons. Really what we’re talking about here is upgrading the back-up role from Auld to Giggy, at the expense of a top-6 forward, who finished second last season in team scoring.

    Horrid trade, unless the Leafs throw in a time machine set to at least 2007-08.

     

  26. HabFab says:

    Boone said he was welcome back (in so many words) the next day and he has had his account active since 5 days after.

    Why he has not posted until now, ask him?

    Why Boone did it in the first place, ask him?

  27. fbkj says:

    http://www.memedepot.com/uploads/0/207_not_sure_if_serious.jpg

     

    also break down your last sentence… jesus christ

    “And don’t say I’m against Price, I’m against him being played before he’s ready —>(which he’s obviously not)”<—

    how do you expect honest debate when you engage like this?

     

  28. SeriousFan09 says:

    Agree, winning a faceoff is something people tend to forget about when it can turn a few games for a team each season in those close games. Something I miss about Koivu (well another thing) those last few seasons he was an ace in the circle.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  29. LA Loyalist says:

    Maybe he suggested Price wasn’t ready for prime time and the PriceBots(tm) got him.

     

    “20 games to a new tagline.”

  30. LA Loyalist says:

    Halpern is great insurance. And we haven’t had a face-off specialist since Juneau. If he can teach the young-uns, and play pretty well with limited ice-time he is totally worth it. 

    It’s a cliche but it’s a long year and people get hurt and have slumps. We needed him or someone like him and the price is modest. Good p/up by Gauthier. I can’t believe I’m writing that.

     

    “20 Games to a new tagline”

  31. novahab says:

    I was sitting at my dentist office reading SI waiting for my preschedule pain and there was the story about Dr. Galea and all the amazing treatments he gave Tiger Woods ,some NFL players and NHL players. I thought wow here is this Doctor right in our back yard with all that happened in baseball,  well all prosports and the Oylimpics and its a Amercian publication thats breaks the story. MMMMMMMMM I wonder what hockey players went to this guy we ’ll never know because there is no one in this country that will get off their ass to investigate and write a story.

    Heres a story why was there a shake up at the CBC and HNIC. Was it because the Habs played on TSN and made a run in the playoffs knocking out the two teams favorite to win the cup. Why is it the Habs fans in english speaking Canada are force to have the Leafs shoved down out throats every Saturday night. What are the true rating when the Habs play on the CBC and what were the rating for TSN compared to  the CBC showing Ottawa in the playoffs. I wished the Leafs had made the playoffs last year and see who would have drew the most viewers the Leafs or the Habs. I hope TSN gets the Habs again in the playoffs this year and the Montreal Canadiens should sign a deal with TSN and get off the CBC all togther. I love to ask the Molsons why they allow the CBC to promote the Leafs and push the Habs to the back of the room. The Molsons should take a page out of Jerry Jones book because thats how they need to grow this team and this market.

     

  32. LA Loyalist says:

    FIRST TRADE OF THE SEASON:

    GOMEZ for GIGUERE – straight up. Read the post before you start writing the death threats:

    Gomez: approx $7M for a guy who’s great until he gets to the opposing blueline and goes “Oh crap, defense” – BUT the Leafs are desperate for someone to get Kessel the puck and that Gomez can do that well enough for Leafs.

    Guiguere – approx $6M – his “best before” date may have passed (and it looks like Jose has gone Wild), but we need someone to take the bullet while Price chooses between hockey and rodeo. Leaf fans don’t care about defense, if they score a few goals they go home happy.

    It’s basically swapping bad contracts but also filling holes. They’re not problem children per se both Giguere and Gomez are consummate team guys to my knowledge, but Leafs have a big need, we have a big need.

    Discuss among yourselves.

    And don’t say I’m against Price, I’m against him being played before he’s ready (which he’s obviously not) and I’m against not having a plan B if he plays well and gets hurt.

     

    “20 games to a new tagline.

  33. Danno says:

    Will the Habs be donning the red uniforms or the whites?

     

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

  34. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    Count me in as someone who never understood the decision to ban Timo. Negative? YES! TROLL?? No not really.

    Maybe I missed some flame war between Timo and Boone? I like Boone and his writing, very grateful for his wonderful blogging and ALN pieces but I can’t help but feel he was a little heavy handed and perhaps abused his power a little in banning Timo. Then again like I said maybe I missed some particularly vile comment by Timo that led to the Ban but , to my knowledge, so far no one has posted evidence of this. The link posted by HABFAN “nuff said” doesn’t really say anything so maybe it should read “nuthin’ said?”

    Anyway, if someone can give me the back story it would be appreciated. I’ve wonder about this for a while. I guess in the end I don’t really give a crap.

    Last thing… If he has been banned since the end of last season isn’t it a little pompous to assume he still reads the site? If I got banned from a bar (never happened;-) ) i certainly wouldn’t spend the rest of my life standing outside staring morosely through the window. He probably moved on Boone. Maybe you should send him a cake or something. 

     

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  35. spos080808 says:

    My tagline is back to being relevant. Nice.

     

    ___________________

    Timo is the biggest joke & fraud in the history of hockey “fans”

  36. TorontoHabsFan says:

    From the “Grass Is Always Greener” file:

    Player A: 245 GP, 67 G, 141 pts = 0.58 PPG

    Player B: 225 GP, 48 G, 124 pts = 0.55 PPG

     

    Player A = Andrei Kostitsyn

    Player B = David Perron

     

    Now ease up on the David Perron lionization already, eh Boone?

  37. Danno says:

    FREE FHM!

     

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

  38. sholi2000.com says:

    I only remember him as the guy with the peanut commercial on HNIC.  I wonder why he never played forward and was Doug Harvey his favourite player?  I’ll ask him the next time I see him ;)    (that’s a wink for those who don’t  know).

    They Call Me Shane

  39. sholi2000.com says:

    He can take the puck from end to end.  He kills penalties.  He can score.  He can pass.  He’s Great in the Locker Room……did I mention he kills penalties?  He does it all.  He may not be worth 7 million, but you should be happy we got both he and Pyatt in that deal.  I am.

     

    They Call Me Shane

  40. Bill J says:

    Apparently not.

    ;) lol

  41. Bill J says:

    RDS – Yes.

     

  42. Bill says:

    Is the game on RDS? Just reactivated my cable!

    Good to have Timo back, never could figure out how he got banned anyway. People who call him negative and annoying have deficient sense of humor.

  43. Josh says:

    Moulson is injured.

  44. Thomas Le Fan says:

    Why is all the pressure on Carey Price and not 7 million dollar man, Scott Gomez? I’m hoping that Gomez finds some early chemistry with his linemates, puts up some points and learns to … SHOOT THE PUCK! It’s starting to look like Tom Pyatt was the best part of that deal.   

  45. Ian Cobb says:

    Bobby Orr by Red Fisher, great read. Orr was just special, as a young Habs fan, I would just cringe every time he started up ice with the puck. Glad I saw him in his prime. I hated him, thats how great he was.

  46. CanadienBoy says:

    Vet like Halpern will get you those extra 2 pt went game are tight.

  47. terrygain says:

    Novagibberish. From start to finish. 

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________-

    Did anyone notice how those Maple Leaf fans are such sheep? They support management no matter what. It’s no wonder they haven’t won in 43 years.

  48. matraque says:

    Bring back the Nordiques!

    ——

    Canadien en 5!
    Never go Full Retard
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svwGRJA28lY&feature=related

  49. The Cat says:

    Maybe he asked the HIO brass nicely?

     

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

  50. salshabs says:

    Just have to get my two cents in on Red Fishers assertion that Bobby Orr was the best player ever.  Absolutely correct.  Jaw droppingly good.  So good you could not believe what he was doing on the ice.  A defenceman winning the scoring tilte multiple times…I’m 56 years old, and, Bobby Orr is without a doubt the best player of my generation…nuff said.

  51. Danno says:

    Timo’s here.

    And here.

    And here.

     

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

  52. Bill J says:

    Why is this spammer not banned yet ?

    This is ridiculous!

  53. coachdoug says:

    Welcome back Timo…De Oppreso Liber!

    And Hockey in Quebec City…It’s a good day

    “Six more years…God Bless You Turtleneck Man!”

  54. BJ says:

    Welcome back Timo. How do you define,negativity? To disagree with a particular point of view? Some people see the Habs finishing in the top five. Others perhaps 8thor out of the playoffs, is that negative? I’m looking for a great and entertaining effort on a game by game basis. Are we a better team than last year? Only if Price can perform to Halak’s standard. So far the goaltending has been from bad to OK in two games. With the level of competition being so high (and this goes for most teams) to make the playoffs you need consistency, effort, goaltending and health. If we have those elements in place I see a 8th to 5th place finish. Keeping in mind that at least one team behind us last year got better in the summer (the Tampa Bay Bulldogs). I somehow feel that our first game in Toronto will tell us a lot about the type of team we can expect this season.

  55. gumper says:

    Based on what I’ve seen of pre-season action, I’d keep Ryan White and Ben Maxwell over Jeff Halpern, mainly because they have played with more energy and determination. The only thing that will keep Halpern on the team is his ability in the face-off circle.

  56. adam76 says:

    Yes – can someone give us the backstory?

  57. adam76 says:

    The Islanders have an “A” Team?  When did this happen?

  58. Puck Bard says:

    Timo’s back: now can someone please take this punk out?

  59. Puck Bard says:

    Timo’s back? Where, where?

    P.S.: WHAT DID TIMO DO???

  60. Keith says:

    Timo’s back eh? I can’t even figure out why he was banned in the first place. Maybe for being too funny perhaps? I guess the “Free Timo” campaign worked. Welcome back Timo!

  61. Danno says:

    Not sure which event is bigger, the return of Timo or of Markov?

     

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

  62. Ian Cobb says:

    Fan Summit Updates–Click on Summit side bar or link below to sign up for your name tags

    everyone is welcome to join us, check out the itinerary and come on down!

     

    And don’t forget that this is the first year to see the New Montreal Canadiens Hockey Hall of Fame. Tour starts at 10:30 Sat. Nov.6. Everyone welcome.

  63. novahab says:

    Well way to go Boone PK is a hotdog give me a break. He a kid with talent and he tring to bring a element to the Habs  they have not had in along time.  The sport writters here at the Gazette never leave a chance on the table to take a shot at a player. I can undersatnd you don’t want to come a cross like a homers but when will you do the real work and find the real stories. Like how the refs in this league seem to have a bias against the team. Last year the Canes had 11 powerplays against the Hab 0 on the Canes home ice. Now that a story but as always you guys would rather take shots at our players because god forbid Bettman’s office might call and you guys would all crap your pants. The Gazette is like CNN . The so called reporters at CNN put on head cases like Palin, O’Donnell and a bunch of redneck racist Teabaggers because they don’t want to look like Liberal supporters. Come on you guys grow a pair and stand up and let see some real stories .

  64. Everlasting1 says:

    Point being he’s better than most in that regard. Get over ‘Hitler’ already.

    Somehow I don’t think anyone would notice if you disappeared.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  65. ZepFan2 says:

    And you?…

    Can’t say I’ve “heard” anyone being disrespectful.

    I have read you being disrespectful.

    Unless you think it’s cool to call somebody Hitler.

    ————————————————————————–

    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    - Steven Tyler

  66. alfieturcotte says:

    How do you like them apples: Auld $1mm / Theo $1.1mm; Darche: $500m / Moore $1.1mm.  Which side of this equation would you like to be on — let me answer this one for you: Theo and Moore for $700m which is a no brainer.  Let me throw one more for you — Halak was the right choice which has been painfully obvious to most except those who blind themselves.  The annointed one will show himself for who he truly is — some good tools but in desperate need of 2 seasons in the AHL.

  67. Everlasting1 says:

    I’ve never heard Timo disrespect anyone. And you?

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  68. Chuck says:

    A loss to the Islander’s “C” team tonight, and it might happen by midnight.  :)

  69. Bugs says:

    And look where that got Franklin. The guy’s friggin DEAD, ferpettessakes!

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  70. Clay4bc says:

    Why trade one bloated contract for another? Look what the Rangers took to get rid of him – almost nothing, really…it’s almost like they just gave him to us, and threw in Pyatt to sweeten the taste of his gargantuan contract. I like Gomez, but we never should have done that deal. We could have gotten a lot better player for that 7 million dollars.

    As for Price, let’s just give him a chance, because he’s what we’ve got now, like it or not. He’ll either do well or not.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    – George Orwell –

  71. smiler2729 says:

    You and me both, Mike… betcha he bags himself into purgotary by Xmas

  72. gumper says:

    Agree with all posters above. Just sayin’ 1) White and Maxwell have both played with more energy and enthusiasm than Halpern, who seems to be playing like he’s made the team already. 2) If JM doesn’t find a way to reward the effort and attitude the Dog prospects bring, it could hurt the general effort and attitude on the team, as it breeds a sense of entitlement.

  73. LA Loyalist says:

    Yes it’s a horrid trade – I’m making the point that we have very little wiggle room and looking for creative ideas.

    As for finishing second in scoring on the Habs last year, that’s like getting a “participation” ribbon on track day at high school.

     

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

  74. LA Loyalist says:

    Well I do want honest debate – and you object to “obviously” which on reflection I will retract, because if it were “obvious” we wouldn’t be brawling about it.

    My position, re-stated as simply as possible, is that he is not ready, that his numbers the past two years and his meltdowns substantiate that.

    I’m not saying he won’t get there, but how can we roll the bones on him with no plan B? As I’ve posted (and I’m actually sick of the topic also) what if he plays great and pulls a groin? We’ll have to trade for an experienced goalie from weakness, and I trust you would agree we don’t have the depth yet to do that.

    If you are happy to ride the price wave all year win, lose or draw in hopes of the big payoff in 2-3 years that’s a legitimate argument.

    Maybe we’re 2-3 years out anyway (probably) so it’s an academic argument and the team should all go through the fire together.

    Problem is I hate losing.

     

     

    “20 games to a new tagline.”

  75. Chuck says:

    Looks like the Islanders could use some help from the real A-Team tonight. Has anybody seen B.A. Baracus on skates?

    Seriously, though… if we get smoked by these guys tonight, we’ll need to talk. And another Timo banning could happen just before midnight.

  76. HabFab says:

    Believe that first video tarnishes his image…

    Too many of the goals were against the Laffs and the Habs B Team (Blues)!!

     

     

    Just joking, thanks for the memories and IMO both teams were pretty decent in the 70′s.

  77. HabFab says:

    Thought that was BGL ??

  78. Bugs says:

    No matter what, we can’t lose Face tonight.

    Ha!

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  79. Bugs says:

    Aw, c’mon!

    That one was solid GOLD!

    Aw, man, I’m surrounded by stuffed collars over here.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  80. HabFab says:

    LMAO!!

    You have got to admit, that wabbitt has a way with the words!!

  81. Chuck says:

    Whn I was young my mom bought me a black and yellow Bobby Orr lunchbox for school, instead of the Guy Lafleur one that I wanted. I think that she just prefered the colours on it, but I got ragged to no end for having it. My only defense was that there wasn’t a bRuins logo anwhere on it; I was able to call it a Bobby Orr lunchbox instead of a Bruins lunchbox. That little bit of semantics kept me from getting my lights punched out.

    Thanks, Mom.   :)

  82. linnek says:

    Tinordi in the running for captaincy for the London Knights

    Article mentions :

    Jarred Tinordi, the Montreal Canadiens’ first rounder, is also in the captaincy conversation. He will play his first OHL game Friday against the Owen Sound Attack at the John Labatt Centre.

    “He was the captain of the U.S. (under-18) national development team last year,” Beaulieu said, “and his coach said he was the best captain the program ever had, so that’s a big feather in his cap.”

     

  83. Sith says:

    When Halak won against Blackhawks B team, they said he stoned the champs.

  84. Bugs says:

    You were in a crisis and you handled it expertly. Excellent defence.

    I salute you, Chuckie.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  85. Say Ash says:

    I think you have a Bad Attitude.

  86. habs youngtimer says:

    does anyone know where I can find the habs pocket schedule?

  87. Bugs says:

    Hey! That was the name of my high-school band!

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  88. Bugs says:

    At any respectable dépanneur. I got mine at Lee Chan Wong Kwong’s House of Bwong Kwai Los. They were right beside the Sai Long Foos.

    Move outta the sticks, kid.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  89. Danno says:

    Youngtimer, sign up for a Fan Pack here at the official Canadiens site. They will send you a pocket schedule free and a few other cool things. Nice little freebie by the team.

    And welcome to H I/O

     

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

  90. Ayan_SB says:

    JFChaumont


    #Habs: Gros changements à la formation: Gomez, Gionta, Maxwell, Henry et Weber ne joueront pas

  91. notbigbird says:

    This is your version of The Sweater.

  92. CanadienBoy says:

    Pk pair with Spacek again tonight ,are they trying to destroy PK confidence or what ,i am starting to believe Spacek to be wash up !

  93. avatar_58 says:

    Who else will he pair up with once the season starts? Markov and Hamr are out.

  94. Chuck says:

    Yes, except without the cool narration.  :)

  95. Danno says:

    Your mom did this to build some character into you. It seems to have worked.

     

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

  96. CanadienBoy says:

    How do you fell about Spacek play ?

  97. smiler2729 says:

    Who’s Halak? Hmm, the name rings a bell, yeah, he used to be a Hab, had a great playoff run a-la-Steve Penney, non?

  98. Chips says:

    True enough! And Spacek this way gets to play on his normal side, but he has looked absolutely terrible this pre-season!! Hopefully he can pick it up next week when it counts.

     

     

    25 in 2011

  99. TripleX says:

    Yikes talk about a loss in pay!

     

     steve simmons 
     

    Nazem Kadri’s NHL salary: $810,000. Kadri’s AHL salary: $67,500. Or broken down: $4500 a day in NHL; $375 a hockey season day in AHL

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  100. Da Hema says:

    You are precious Bugzed!

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  101. Bugs says:

    Steve Penney saved his NHL team’s season 2 outta 3 times and brought a rinky-dink national team to 4th place in the Olympics?

    Dang. Lot I don’t know about Penney.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  102. SeriousFan09 says:

    Hey, at least the kid lost the weight of a million delusional Loafs fans on his back expecting him to be Darryl Sittler for a bit.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  103. HNS says:

    Looks like Timo got his pee pee wacked.

  104. Danno says:

    Islanders training camp update and preview to tonight’s game. Isles are 0-3-0 so far.

     

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

  105. Da Hema says:

    I can’t claim to know what happened with Timo. I was away for the period when his access was restricted, so my apologies in advance if this is a worn-out issue. I read and engaged with Timo when he was here, and to my knowledge he never wrote anything that was offensive or demeaning to other posters. There are posters who have said far worse than Timo ever did, and they continue to pollute the site. I am sure Boone believes his reasons were justifiable, but frankly this sounds like something TSN’s would censors to do in its “public forums.”

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  106. ooder says:

    hey what do u guys think of the new nhl “questions will become answers” previews?

    i kind of like the focus on one player training really hard, but the guys in the background are a little annoying

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  107. andrewberkshire says:

    I’ve only seen the Cammalleri one, but it was awesome. I’m sure the NHL will find a way to overdo it and ruin it.

  108. SeriousFan09 says:

    I think the new campaign is pretty sharp, NHL needs to do better at selling itself. Than of course to balance that out, noted Bettman lackey Bill Daly said while advertising on uniforms is ruled out for now, but who knows about tommorow? Yeah that’s it you stupid ****s, profane the greatest sports jerseys in NA with McDonalds and Shell.

    He than noted that mandated visors are up to the players who are against them. Didn’t we have to pass laws to enforce seatbelt laws to protect people from themselves? Owners should take a stand on this, you put a guy on the ice with a 40 million dollar contract, asking him to put on a small piece of safety equipment to protect his eyes should be included in that offer of secure employment over 7 years.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  109. SeriousFan09 says:

    You mean all 87 HWBM spots for every game in the Playoffs wasn’t awesome? Especially the ones that were made completely irrelevant by the following game?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  110. citizenSanto says:

    hey Chuck,

    your post made me laugh as I too had a Roch Carrier moment when I was young.

    My dad owned a bar in the 70s and he received promotional material from Molson which included items such as lampshades, signs, tickets (to many a fantastic game) and hockey jackets. I was too small to fit into an oversized habs jacket, so my mom had the audacity to send me to school in a Flyers jacket. On my way out that morning, dejected and embarrassed to be clad in orange instead of BBR, I came up with a brilliant plan.  I hung the jacket from the top of a metal fence and swung with all my might, effectively ripping it to shreds. Upon my return home, I explained to my mom that it had torn accidentally as I was climbing a fence. Mom didn’t buy the “accident”, but I figured the few smacks on the ass she gave me were better than the beats I’d surely catch in the schoolyard.

    The rest of the year I wore the oversized habs jacket with the sleeves rolled up. She didn’t get it but my dad split a gut when he heard the story.

    ——————————————————————————————

    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

  111. twocents says:

    Failure to win by a five goal margin, yes.

    Otherwise entirely meaningless.

  112. somerslovesthehabs says:

    is the drummer from metallica going to light it up for the Habs this year or what???

  113. badangel says:

    HABS *IN* BUFFALO OCT 15

    I have 2 tickets to the Habs in Buffalo in 2 weeks. Centre ice 5 rows from the ice.

    Original cost of the tix with tax and service charges is 363 (plus now I will have them fed ex’d to get the hardcopies)

    I was supposed to go with my boyfriend but he needs to work that weekend and the buses to and from TO to Buf are a total mess.

    If you want the tickets please make me an offer asap at badangel_canada@yahoo.ca

    I’d like to sell both.. if now I can sell one and get myself to the game somehow someway…

    Thanks!!!

  114. sholi2000.com says:

    Preseason Game……remember that folks when this one is over tonight.

    They Call Me Shane

  115. geo_habsgo says:

    Welcome back Timo. Stay with us a little while longer this time lol. Looking forward to your ranting again. 

    And while I am being complimentary, keep it up bugs. Your posts are fun to read too :p

  116. somerslovesthehabs says:

    we all missed bugsy this summer

  117. Bugs says:

    You’d think it’d seem likelier to tear the oversized jacket on the fence…but that one survived ok, right? Wonder why your mum didn’t buy that story…

    “Woops! Sorry, mummy, I “accidentally” tore this oh-so-wonderful Flyer jacket alll the way to sh*te on the very first day of wearin it! Don’t know how I coulda been so clumsy!”

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  118. Chuck says:

    Agreed. This game could very well end up being a lot tougher than it looks on paper. Isles have a lot of hungry kids playing tonight fighting for the very real possibility of a spot on the team. The others will be at the very least looking to get noticed. The Habs need to keep their heads up tonight.

     

  119. adam76 says:

    making excuses all ready?

  120. RGM says:

    Gross.

    Go Habs Go!

  121. SeriousFan09 says:

     
    From @
    wyshynski: Mike Murphy of NHL on no-touch icing: Stats show more goals scored off hustle plays than huge injuries suffered.

    So what if Kurtis Foster nearly had his NHL career ended? Not like the players matter at all, thanks NHL for letting us know how you feel about player safety. A few more goals is more important than a player’s career.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  122. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bulldogs put up a 2nd straight win in AHL pre-season,  Gabriel Dumont had the opening goal of the game, David Desharnais scored a pair for a 3-2 win with Carle and Palushaj each getting 2 assists, tryout netminder Peter Delmas allowed 2 goals on 24 shots.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  123. andrewberkshire says:

    Already looking at the ones on NHL.com, the Ryan Miller one is super lame in comparison except for the very end.

  124. andrewberkshire says:

    So the Sharks are losing to a German club team… Really? Does that team have any pride at all?

  125. habaddict_andy says:

    Is that what O’Byrne says every time someone beats him on the boards?

    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  126. notbigbird says:

    I should hope there’d be more goals than injuries! What nonsense!

  127. RJB says:

    Watching that right now, love the crowd!! What a fantastic atmosphere!!

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    - Bilbo Baggins

  128. andrewberkshire says:

    Weird to watch without commentary, reminds me of the olympic streams, however the quality of hockey in this game is terrible.

  129. HardHabits says:

    Welcome back, 
    Your flames were your ticket out. 

    Welcome back, 
    To that place where your posts were so laughed about. 

    Some troll names have been changed since you hung around, 
    And the team’s much the same except Halaks gone. 

    Boone thought he’d undelete ya (Boone thought he’d undelete ya) 
    Because he really needs ya (Because he really needs ya) 

    We teased him a lot, Punkster put him on the spot, welcome back, 
    Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.

  130. RJB says:

    Agreed, the hockey is just sad to watch, I enjoy the lack of commentary I must say, I would take nothing said than anything Pierre McGuire ever has to say!

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    - Bilbo Baggins

  131. Chuck says:

    That’s your best one yet, HH!

  132. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m not sure who annoys me most among McGuire, Ferraro, Millen and Healy.

  133. Say Ash says:

    What? Where?

  134. Danno says:

    For sure Boone needs him. For the hits. To pay for his buttler’s and maid’s indoor swimming pool.

     

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

  135. RJB says:

    Don’t make me choose! To many reasons to choose all!! Its funny you mention Ferraro, for one reason or another earlier this week I was reminded of the Habs Sharks game from last year, and just the garbage he was spewing about Lappy. Ferraro has a way of talking down everyone, and although I don’t know the guy personally, I don’t see him being the nicest of people, and hes a god-awful colour commentator.

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    - Bilbo Baggins

  136. j2w4habs25 says:

    does anyone know if the game is airing on tv? or do i have to listen to the radio LOL

  137. citizenSanto says:

    lol

    That jacket looked like a dress on me, but was still better than the tang-puked orange one.

    ————————————————————————–

    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

  138. RJB says:

    Sharks wake up in the last 10 minutes of the third period..Lets be fair, The German Hockey League aint much for quality…and as soon as i posted that the Germans score a greasy goal…wow I’ll just go ahead and eat my words..What a goal!!

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    - Bilbo Baggins

  139. avatar_58 says:

    Can’t wait for the bulldogs opener :D

  140. avatar_58 says:

    Wait if Gomez isn’t playing does that mean he’ll join the CJAD guys???

     

    PLEASE??

  141. citizenSanto says:

    sorry for the double

  142. Everlasting1 says:

    Lars’ light burnt out 20 yrs ago.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  143. citizenSanto says:

    LOL

    Dear mr. Kotter,

    Please excuse Timo for any negative posts.

    signed,

    Timo’s mother

    ——————————————————–

    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

  144. Ian Cobb says:

    What a deal.! a ticket and a date for 363. You just may get a ride to the game also. good luck!

  145. SmartDog says:

    LOL

    RE: Hope

    ——-

    One of my favorite quotes (haven’t posted this one for awhile):

    “Hope makes a good breakfast but a bad supper.”

    ….it’s early… this is a good time for a little hope.  No foolish hope (like “I hope Pouliot scores 40 goals”) but…

    - I hope Price gets his sheet together early and that Auld doesn’t completely suck.

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  146. HardHabits says:

    So basically you’re sayin’ he did sweet f— all.

  147. ooder says:

    i’m actually happy that the sharks won

    the blackhawks got shut out by Zurich (i think) and then went on to win the stanley cup.

    the fact that the sharks won in a shoot out just means that once again they won’t win the cup

    ——————

    88 is the new 23

  148. Puck Bard says:

    2 great stories: the jacket and the lunchbox. Thx.

  149. citizenSanto says:

    All in how you look at the world I guess.

     

    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

  150. sholi2000.com says:

    I bet there are a ton of kids here who have no idea what you’re singing about :)

    They Call Me Shane

  151. sholi2000.com says:

    Tony, Adam76, Nuna, Clay4bc

    They Call Me Shane

  152. Bugs says:

    No. I’m “basically” saying that Penney never proved himself as much as Halak did.

    Where did you read me sayin that Penney did sweet eff-all?

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  153. SeriousFan09 says:

    FYI: Anyone who is in the “Habs I/O League” At Yahoo Fantasy Hockey, the draft is in like 5 minutes, you might want to get in there so you don’t draft Savard and Streit.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  154. mbplekfan says:

    Our team is set. We know who is playing where except for the rotating press boxers…

    Islanders are a no hope team that needs to get lots of games in for their prospects.

    Tonights game features Habs vets at 2/3 speed vs Islanders prospects going all out.

    Should be a terrible game.

  155. punkster says:

    Easy Tiger, he got smacked in the head a couple of times.

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  156. fbkj says:

    what was that?

    spacek that was so embarassing…

  157. pmaraw says:

    he ducked a haymaker and fell on his butt

  158. Bugs says:

    Honestly. Am I wrong? That sentence is just crazy. I dare anyone to locate its subject.

    Oh, and that redhead…oh, it’s just Freckle City over dere, I’m tellin yehs… You know those plain Janes who don’t KNOW they’re absolute hotties?

    (sigh)

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  159. Bugs says:

    Uhhh.., thanks.

    I think.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  160. Clay4bc says:

    The “subject”, while implied rather than stated, is clearly rude and obnoxious posts.

    What did I win?

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    – George Orwell –

  161. Bugs says:

    Ugh, the subject, Clay, not the theme. I’ll help. His subject is “we”. Now observe:

    “For our sake, WE need to think (..) then correct myself and others (..) when WE cross the line.”

    To recap: When we cross the line, first we must think, then we must correct Mr.Ian.

    That’s what we need to do.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  162. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    LOL, you’re welcome.

    I guess;-)

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  163. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    It did make me a little woozy the first time I read it.

    Kind of like trying to think about the rotation of the planet around its axis at that same time as thinking about the orbit of the planet around the sun at the same time as thinking about the rotation of the sun at the same time as looking straight up.

    Woozy.

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  164. Clay4bc says:

    Sorry bugs – didn’t realise that you were limiting the definition of “subject” to grammar. Then (of course), you are correct, sir.

    I was thinking of a broader definition, like the subject of an essay…

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    – George Orwell –

  165. HabFab says:

    That wascally wabbit is always “limiting the definitions”, so be forewarned.

  166. HabFab says:

    Using the old noggin to straighten out the goal posts again are we?

    Woozy, you say? Ummhhh!

  167. g says:

    Butt buggs he dus geet his point across-don’t you think. Is this Timo? 

    “Long before I ever wore the jersey, I wore the jersey.” Dryden

  168. Bugs says:

    I say again: got nuthin against his GRAMMAR, Gee (which is what you’re referring to); I’m talking SENSE.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  169. HabFab says:

    So for the sake of us all on here,

    we need to think a little first before posting and

    then correct myself and others who err

    politely with humor when we cross the line.

     

    Broke it down for you Bugsy… just saying and you can confirm with the red head down the hall. Know you what to ;)

     

     

  170. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    You’re amusing. Very condescending but amusing. 

     ”When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  171. adam76 says:

    Did you borrow MR. Ts thesauruses?

     

    My personal take is – you practice as you play.  Tonights game maybe pre-season, but its still important for evaluating talent and compete level.

     

    The point I clearly made was – some fans (not you) will determine if the game is “important” or not depending on the results.

  172. petefleet says:

    I saw it, I want inside info.

    ”’Gonna Be A Long Season Without a Goalie”’

  173. saskhabfan says:

    Which double standard? The one that says if price loses and the team doesn’t score its his fault and when it’s halak its the teams fault? Or the one that says that price shouldn’t ride a horse but if halak when skydiving over a volcano it would be ok? Or the one that says halak should have been kept but demanded to be traded through the media? Funny how you guys are pissed off about a guy being traded and when he didn’t want to be here.

     

     

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  174. fbkj says:

    that wasnt the point you clearly made, but if i can help get it out of you by breaking down your incincere horseshit, then yay

  175. adam76 says:

    Both evens may not happen tonight.

  176. adam76 says:

    Both evens may not happen tonight.

  177. Former Jets Fan says:

    tic tac toe, beautiful goal

  178. Da Hema says:

    A beauty! Hope that isn’t our “goal of the year!”

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  179. adam76 says:

    Halaks gone, why do you keep posting about him?

  180. adam76 says:

    try reading slower next time.

  181. somerslovesthehabs says:

    correct me if i am wrong bugs but are you supporting OB here???

    you are the same guy who tore O’B apart last year in your undying admiration of MAB

    i guess you are just ranting about anything even though you have no clue what you really think

    nice work donkey

  182. fbkj says:

    dude im not going to get into a pissing match with you but you posted something with the intention of smacking the proverbial hornets nest and then had to adjust your position to make it seem kosher in hindsight

    bon match

  183. saskhabfan says:

    If that’s your response then that is yet another game,set, match win for me. Thanks for coming out.

     

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  184. VancouverHab says:

    I don’t say you’re an idiot, but I do categorise you as someone who is taking pre-season way too seriously.

    Here’s my return challenge: read last year’s pre-season comments. Majority of posters were railing against this so-called newly aquired tough gritty player who was obviously crap, CRAP, because he was not successful or agressive in the pre-season. However a couple of us said instead: guys–it’s pre-flippin’ season: Travis Moen will pick it up when it counts, in the real season — & especially the playoffs — he’s not dumn enough to blow himself apart in the pre-season. Well, time told the tale.

    As for Gomez, you have to listen to the coaches & players (past & present): he is a serious asset on team morale. And last playoffs he was a major impact–in the Flyers series when the gas ran out for the team, he tried to single-handedly carry the team (a fact universally remarked up.)

    Repeat: PRE-SEASON.

  185. larisalapointe says:

    I hope this means Pouliot’s evil curse (missing open net) is over. I truly believe he can be great. Way to go Eller, Halpern.

    Islanders B team might be better than ppl think.

  186. linp says:

    This game will give our team much needed confidence. Our first line shows good chemistry. I like Halpern’s positioning. He knows where to go to intercept passes. Price plays good. Subban scored in the PP. Good practice.

  187. adam76 says:

    Mike G should have made his bet tonight.

  188. adam76 says:

    I hope you are right. On the other side – if Price lets in a weak goal after the rest of the team dominated, its really going to throw the whole “flow” off.

     

    Not saying it will happen, Price looks half awake tonight!!!

  189. adam76 says:

    The “winner” is you.  

  190. adam76 says:

    Dude, just because I post something you didn’t comprehend or something you disagree with – I am not “trolling” or hitting a hornets nest.  

     

    Its all good.

  191. HabFanSince72 says:

    In fairness to the Islanders, yes they may be icing a team of no-hopers, but in doing that they are being true to themselves.

  192. B says:

    I would prefer to see them battling in a tough game rather than coasting into the regular season.

  193. Bugs says:

    No. I’m NOT “the same guy who tore O’B apart last year in my undying admiration of MAB”.

    You either have me confused with someone else, or you’re fabricating horsespit.

    Either or, you’re completely mistaken and your post is a fail. So, you ask me to correct you if you’re wrong? Well, consider yourself corrected.

    But thanks for the kind words.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  194. mrhabby says:

    Don’t look now its still preseason……write a letter to the Molsons and tell him you know whats best.

  195. adam76 says:

    Was that a planned play?  Nice one, Tomas

  196. fbkj says:

    fully understood in both original and revised contexts

    brah

  197. petrov14 says:

    B team? Im pretty sure this must be the Islanders C-Team

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  198. linp says:

    We know Plekanec is good. Halpern really surprises me with his positioning. Pyatt’s game is very solid. Good for him. Subban plays a controlled game.

  199. HabsTrueBlue says:

    Did Cammalleri just lose his mind? Oh well I guess the PK needs some work and perhaps we’ll get a better chance to see what Price has going on.

  200. petrov14 says:

    Yea eh? Thats kinda what I expect from Gomez, maybe. But not Cammalleri. 

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  201. jennifer1984 says:

    he looked pretty pissed but Niederitter(sp?) looks like he embellished just a little there. Come on now.

    the PK looked pretty good there, I guess another 2 mins minus a few to find out!

  202. habstrinifan says:

    Thank you for your sarcasm!

    But look at goals number 1 and goals number 2 scored by the Canadiens tonight. Even Tremblay remarked re the TIC-TAC-TOE. But essentially they were ‘scoring’ passes to ‘shooters’ in the scoring arch BEYOND the crease. Then look at goal scored by Eller late from Pouliot I think. Again Eller arriving latish at the arch beyond the crease and a beautiful 45 degree angle pass to him (where?) and presto… goal scorer’s goal.

    Then look at 14:25 of 1st period at at Darche’s wrap around. Basically a shove it at the net attempt. No looking for ‘linemates’. Nothing wrong with that! Darche is a PLUMBER. A PLUMBER! We need plumbers to score like that. But our top six forwards must have the skill and passing abilities and hockey sense (positioning etc) to combine for goals or attempts like those mentioned above. And that MUST be the essence of their game.

    EVERY forward CANNOT be a ‘go to the net’, ‘scrum’ forward. Least not the players we have drafted or traded for. Some great scorers like Iginla and Crosby can do both. But they are rare.

    I am not saying we need ‘soft’ players. But we need to allow our skilled players to play with skill and gain the confidence and adrenalin which translates into intensity.

    I know we were playing a ‘B’ side Islanders team and it was easier to ‘skate’ around them in some instances. But look at our team. We are supposedly built for speed and skill. So USE THAT!.

    Suspend your sarcasm for a week or two and focus on GOMEZ in the first few games. See how, for all his skating, he rarely is involved in the types of goals scored tonight. Actually he’s rarely involved in goals.

  203. fbkj says:

    gotta love cammy but he just answered why he shouldnt have been named captain lol

    hope whats his face from the isles aint that hurt

  204. petefleet says:

    Somebody gotta find out what that Swiss kid said or did to Cammy to get him to basically lose it.

    Anyone got a clue what happened?

     

    ”’Gonna Be A Long Season Without a Goalie”’

  205. pmaraw says:

    i had to shake my head and laugh a bit when i saw that.  the 2 hander to the back of the foot was a little over the top, but i guess if you’ll jab/spear? a guy in the face with your stick, you’ll do anything.  i hope the kid is alright, i remember him lighting it up at the juniors last xmas, if he’s not, think there will be disciplinary action?

  206. Hagar says:

    Actually forget about Tinordi. Cammy can be our deterrent. He’s never gonna win the Lady Byng if he keeps this up. “It’s my goal to lead the league in 4 minute roughing things” -Scott Gomez

  207. Seps says:

    What’s your problem man.  You’re always hating on Price.  You need to quit it,  calm your sh!t and just enjoy the game. 

    We’re not winning the Stanley Cup in the first exhibition game – Carey Price

  208. J Haul says:

    You mess with the bull, you get the horns!

  209. fbkj says:

    you dont expect that from cammy?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g_r0xcKVIY

    really?

  210. jennifer1984 says:

    do you know how many PIM Cammy had last year by any chance?

  211. petrov14 says:

    I would hate to see our sniper suspended to start the season, but this might be reviewed.

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  212. petrov14 says:

    16

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  213. J.T. says:

    Bulldogs are looking good already.  They beat the baby Sens 3-2 today in Grand Falls-Windsor.  David Desharnais had two goals, both scored going to the net hard.  Avtsin has definite skills.

     

    http://habsloyalist.blogspot.com

  214. Ian Cobb says:

    Did you catch that game on the tube J.T.

    I am heading out the door shortly to watch PK’s younger brother between the pipes for the Belleville Bulls. They are playing Mississauga St. Mike’s Majors tonight

  215. petrov14 says:

    Oh wow, how did I forget that one?

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  216. Bugs says:

    Let’s break down the O’B conundrum:

    His MAIN handicap, really, is his lack of vision, and also, sometimes, his lack of confidence. But that’s pretty much it. Unless any’o'yehs has somethin to add.

    He can skate. Has excellent reach. Very good fighter for a young’un. But his main attribute, imo, is his uncanny ability to PULVERIZE an opponent. I mean freight-train PUNISH pulverize. In his case, I’m always thinkin “O’B, if you’re not sure whether to punish for fear of missin and gettin deked or to glide back and risk getting deked, may as WELL go for the punisher. Every time. Screw the puck and GO FOR the punisher. Destroy. Annihilate. Massacre. Obliterate. THAT’S what you’re good at. Scary good in fact. Play to your friggin strengths.”

    He gets a few of those right off the bat, the confidence will accumulate naturally, I reckon.

    And if he adds shot-blocking to his repertoire?

    Fuhgeddabowdit; he won’t NEED no vision.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  217. J.T. says:

    Nope.  Caught it two rows behind the glass, and six in front of Bob Gainey.

    http://habsloyalist.blogspot.com

  218. linp says:

    Those european, they watch too much soccer. Niederitter acted just like a soccer player.

  219. Chuck says:

    How’s Bob doing?

  220. Willy the bum says:

    A deadly prediction: Easy win for Price. 

  221. HabsTrueBlue says:

    I see your point. He’s lucky he got off as a first-time offender for that one.

  222. J.T. says:

    He’s looking good, and he was very patient with all the people lining up to get his autograph during the intermissions.  I think he met everyone in the rink!  He was mildly annoyed when Desharnais scored right at the beginning of the period and he missed it because he was signing someone’s shirt.  One kid went up and asked for his autograph, then shouted “Go leafs go!”  Gainey laughed at him.

     

    http://habsloyalist.blogspot.com

  223. Harani says:

    Here’s a new commercial with Cammi for the NHL. I personally LOVED it! 

    “Quesions will become answers!”

  224. fbkj says:

    yeah hes got a bit of a batshit crazy streak lol

  225. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    you would hope so at least.

  226. Say Ash says:

    The third time is spam.

  227. Favorite Son says:

    What the hell is Eller supposed to do on a line with Boyd and Moen? It should be Eller-Pyatt-Lapierre. At least he’d be with guys who can contribute offensively. Then you’d have a good shutdown line of Halpern-Boyd-Moen.

  228. sholi2000.com says:

    Pre-season, they are most likely just seeing what he can do in other situations, and at the same time trying to get AK going.  I hope :)

    They Call Me Shane

  229. habaddict_andy says:

    Great catch JT. I remember when you went to his presentation 2 years ago. Great reporting as usual.

    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  230. Anonymous says:

    Not when it’s good.

  231. Favorite Son says:

    I hope so too, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Martin sticks with these weird combos. Boone also said this lineup consists of three of the four lines we should see during the season…

  232. Danno says:

    Harani, is that an ad for Canadien Tire?

     

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

  233. RJB says:

    Lashings of apologies if this has already been posted, but P.J Stock has given predictions a try, and failed miserably I might add! Have a look for yourselves

    http://bit.ly/cPV6hg

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    - Bilbo Baggins

  234. fbkj says:

    totally off topic and not hockey related but i picked up the bobba fett adidas today

    http://twitpic.com/2u3pvu

    brilliant packaging

    that is all

  235. habs001 says:

    pyatt,lapps vs boyd,moen=miniscule if any offensive difference

  236. Harani says:

    Can’t get enough of Cammi!

    “It must be love!”

  237. Puck Bard says:

    Don’t know what I’m more excited about: Price’s first save or Timo’s first appearance. 

  238. fbkj says:

    now if i could only get my hands on the hoth pair my life would be complete

  239. adam76 says:

    Tonights game is meaningless - unless Price plays well – then it will be all “HES BACK BABY!!!!!”

  240. fbkj says:

    no

    not for me

    it will be the same, pre-season

    way to project your own ignorance on others though

    telling…

  241. saskhabfan says:

    Making excuses already?

     

     

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  242. adam76 says:

    Nope – just illustrating the double standard that exists.  

  243. adam76 says:

    Interesting, tell me less.

     

  244. habstrinifan says:

    Putting UP Numbers!!!!!!!

    Not as confident re season as I was a week ago!

    Reason 1: Gomez. Getting a real dislike for him. Some seem to see his ‘smart alec’ witticism as funny. I see it as an escapist flaw in his character. I dont think he has ‘accepted’ the responsbility of a $7mil plus player. He needs to take it upon himself to set a ‘target’ of 30 goals or a substantial assists total and play with the purposeness to achieve that. He has been lousy the entire pre-season. Not one encouraging game! Gomez needs to set a target ‘goals/assist’ for HIMSELF and focus on ‘putting up numbers’.

    Reason 2: You can say same about AK except while Gomez does seem to enjoy ‘skating’, AK is simply uninterested in the game most nights. He will never take it on hi sown to work hard enough to ”put up numbers.”

    Reason 3: Pouliot. Being asked to be a banger and ‘go to the net’ forward. Stooopid Stooopid Stooopid. You can see the guy trying in the pre-season games but it his just not his game.  Martiin should let him be a playmaker and develop the chemistry and passing patterns on a line aimed at ”putting up numbers”. 

    Reason 4: Martin’s coaching. Nothing I have seen or heard from Martin so far leads me to believe that he has learnt from last year’s inability to score goals and also from his misuse of ‘skill’ players. ALL during the season he has harped on ‘being involved’, ‘going to the net’. Look at Eller’s play. The guy has tried. But They have him trying to stuff goals into the net from the ‘crease’. Waste of his main asset… his ability to set up plays. His contribution to the team should be to be the catalyst for his line to ‘put up numbers’.

    I seem to be the only one frustrated with how game after game we see our forwards skating to the net to try and ‘shove’ the puck pass the goalie or fight thru the clutter of bodies and sticks to get an ‘unaimed’ ‘shot’ at the net. Usually easy ‘reflex’ saves for the goalie or have the defense tie up your stick etc. Martin DOES NOT care to ‘put up numbers’. He has no understanding of ‘offensive flair’.

    You are probably thinking I am wrong and some sort of ‘know it all’ idiot. OK! Here’s a challenge for you as you watch tonight’s game.

    How many times do you see our forwards jamming at pucks in the crease from ‘too tight’ passes into that crease. Essentially it is get into the offensive zone, have players jam the net and shoot or make passes INTO or TOO TIGHT to the crease so there is nor real ‘pick your spot’ shot at the net.

    See how liitle our forwards pass the puck in the scoring arch beyond the goalie’s crease for nice clean shots at the net. See how few times when the team is on the attack they combine (in that scoring arch just off the crease) to  make a ‘scoring’ pass to the to the weak side’ or ’to the late man’ or the ‘open man’ for a well placed ‘wrist shot’  on the net. Compare this with how many time we head around the boards to ’thow the puck’ into the crease hoping that one of our forwards who have ‘gone to the net’ ‘shoves’ in a goal. Or we shoot into a goalmouth scramble. 

    Well that’s my rant! Watch the game with this in mind and see if I am wrong.

     

  245. fbkj says:

    you are trying to point out the cognitive dissonance you perceive others to have and damning them for it at the same time, all the while the ones you are trying to bait have taken the wins and losses with a pretty consistent knowledge that its preseason

    meanwhile you arent realizing that its you who are guilty of what you are damning, not a double standard, just an inability to grasp what it is you are trying to say, objectively…

     

  246. Hagar says:

    We need a big player ready and willing at all times to play dirty. This Tinordi kid we drafted shows a lot of promise, but we gotta wait for him. A major risk we face every time we have to face a team like Toronto is that they may take liberties with our skill guys everytime they’re down. They’d think twice though if we had a guy willing to hurt Kessel. Their offense would just be that much further up s*** creek. Your thoughts? “It’s my goal to lead the league in 4 minute roughing things” -Scott Gomez

  247. fbkj says:

    you are the one jumping on price when he loses in the preseason and ive seen a LOT more of that than those proclaiming hes amazing simply because he won

    hell you even went so far as to unfairly bellitle the guy because of a .905 glove save percentage in one game, all the while saying that such stats mean nothing

    find a stance, stick to it, youll get more respect, not saying your after any (obviously) but im merely offering my two cents

  248. Puck Bard says:

    Throw it down, Bobby Flay.

    “arrest this girl, her hitler hairdo, is making me feel ill”

  249. Castor says:

    Any streams guys? I’m stuck out in TO

  250. pmaraw says:

    before the shenanigans, i was about to post my bold prediction for the season, pleks challenges for hart and finishes 4th

  251. Led says:

    Dude is on fire (all preseason). Contract looks pretty good right now. If he’s not the best Hab then he’s a close second.

  252. K-hab25 says:

    He barely nicked the guys face. He was so unfazed by it that he turned to start skating back up the ice, which is when Cammy slashed his achilles. Saying he eye gouged him, is just a little over top.

  253. andrewberkshire says:

    Eye-gouge? Since when is a slash to the calf considered an eye-gouge.

  254. andrewberkshire says:

    The major was for high sticking, even though the high stick was pretty tame.

  255. Hagar says:

    Didn’t Benny get credit for 2. Am I out of the loop? “It’s my goal to lead the league in 4 minute roughing things” -Scott Gomez

  256. Chuck says:

    Happy anniversary, Eliisa!

  257. BrianSkrudland says:

    I’m on the fence about whether you are baiting me or not. Okay, I’ll bit on this one. Cammalleri’s stick swinging was cheap and undisciplined. The slash at Neiderreiter’s ankle, doubly so.

    If called for, be a man and fight with your fists in the NHL. Cammalleri’s actions were immature. All allegiances to the Habs aside, that was pretty bad stuff. People talk about Price’s performance in pre-season, well that nonsense we saw from #13 was pretty sad.

  258. Caballero says:

    I agree with your observations, I think this is a contract year of Andrei? He will bring it.

  259. Timo says:

    At least you know when yours is. Congratulations!

  260. SmartDog says:

    I’m trying to be postive and guys like Pleks and Cam, PK, Eller, and others make it easy to feel that way some of the time.

    But…. here are my top 3 concerns that I can’t escape:

    1. POULIOT and O’BYRNE.  They both look like they went to the University of Sleepy Hollow and majored in Missed Opportunities with a minor in Huh-What?  These two guys both have such POTENTIAL.  But I have to call it for what it is. They may be awesome when they are on their game but being on their game is rare.  I doubt eeither of these guys is ever going to be a consistant player with balanced motivation and proper focus.

    2. SPECIAL TEAMS.  Each year we somehow manage to have a great power play. Watching them blow 5-on-3′s over and over has just been depressing. I know the PP was better tonight but they were playing AHL guys.  Doesn’t count.  The power play is the kind of thing that CAN go well in pre-season because it’s more finesse and involves your top guys. But without Markov (for awhile), and Metro….  And without our power play… let’s face it, we are SCREWED.

    3. PRICE’s CONFIDENCE. I KNOW that late goal wasn’t totally Price’s fault by why oh why does it have to happen EVERY GAME??

    Man, I didn’t even get Gomer and his 16 goals in there.  This really sucks.  I want to feel good going into the season but these are legit issues.  Hopefully I’ll be pleasantly surprised about all 3 because the real concern is that even if one of these worries comes through, we could be in deep doo doo.

    SD

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  261. Everlasting1 says:

    There was nothing tame about swinging his stick at his face, then high-sticking him again to the head before the two-handed swing to the lower back of the leg.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  262. SmartDog says:

    You were missed Timo. In the kingdom of HIO, you are the Royal Bitchmeister.

    That’s enough…I think I have something in my eye.

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  263. BrianSkrudland says:

    Oh, he missed, did he? True. I’d love to have seen your reaction if the intent had landed. Some people call Leafs fans only Leafs fans. Some are Hockey fans, while being fans of their respective teams. Cammalleri’s actions are unacceptable. I’m a Habs fan, but simutaneously a fan of Hockey. I believe #13′s actions were cowardly.

     

    I believe that Kovalev’s big elbow on Darcy Tucker was posted on HIO recently. His elbow was in response, to what?…a missed elbow by Tucker? Players in Habs uniforms are glorified if they are instigators?  The action is what needs to be considered. Just like fans booing or cheering for goaltenders, or DMen for inappropriate reasons…we should eliminate allegiancies.

    Habs players do in fact ice the puck, trip players, let in weak goals, etc. We all make mistakes. Even HIO posters! Let’s not overvalue/undervalue the opinions of ourselves, RDS, TSN, etc.

  264. Da Hema says:

    Well, I’ll be jiggered! Timo, you old shoe!! I am glad to see your return.

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  265. Timo says:

    I am thinking that maybe OB is realizing that he will never be in good standings with JM and simply is giving up. He was decent last year however was sent to a press box every time he would commit a smallest of errors while other players (who shall remain nameless) would be thrown out there time after time despite being a major liability.

     

  266. punkster says:

    I don’t sense the depth of the doo doo that you do, SD. But then being human I’m not inclined to sniff my own poo every time I squat. What I do sense is considerably fewer question marks than we had going into last season. If your major issues today are motivating Pouliot, OB and AK (my own addition), plus late goals on Price and your annual obsession with Gomez goals versus contract, then we’re already ahead of last season. Way too early to push the panic button.

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  267. Da Hema says:

    Timo pesters. You radiate.

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  268. SeriousFan09 says:

    OB’s problem is he hasn’t laid out one guy with a solid check in the pre-season, he gets his confidence from playing his position well and part of that is crunching a player along the board. Remember in the playoffs when he just pasted Backstrom a couple of times? That was great and that’s what he needs to do to be effective but so far, Gentle Giant Gill has hit more than he has.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  269. andrewberkshire says:

    From the angle I saw the high stick was a graze.

  270. andrewberkshire says:

    Better be careful on that high horse there buddy, you could fall off.

    As far as I’m concerned, and I think I speak for about 90% of humans here, actions are judged most fairly in context. I’m not a Kovalev fan, but the fact is that Tucker attempted to take his head off, and he reacted the way most normal people would, revenge. Cammalleri did the same thing tonight, he went over the line for sure, but as you can see from the post game audio on TSN, Plekanec said Niederreiter had been throwing dirty checks after the play all game, and right before Cammalleri lost Nino had caught him with a blindside hit. It’s called human reaction, so stop pretending like this is some great disaster that seperates the human hockey fans from the barbarian fanatics.

  271. Clay4bc says:

    LOL, that’s a classic pic! Also, look where her right skate is. If BGL turns just a little, it’s game over for him.

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  272. BrianSkrudland says:

    High horse, buddy? Let’s not get carried away with a blog, chief. You refer to post-game audio from Pleks and a noted-quasi blind side hit. Definitely acknowledged. Don’t over analyze or exaggerate my comments for what they are/were. Cammalleri’s actions, IMO, were overly aggressive considering the action that he was responding to. Neiderreiter’s hit was not as bad as #13 may have thought, and Cammalleri’s reaction was way over the top. I’m a Habs fan too, not pretending there was a disaster of any sort. Perhaps you could take some time to accept a relevant and non-inflammatory observation for what it is. Just that. Habs players make mistakes. So do opponents. It happens. Our foul this time.

  273. andrewberkshire says:

    My annoyance in my last post doesn’t stem from anything you said about Cammalleri or his cheap/dirty play. It has to do with how you responded to my other comment, like an elitist jerk-wad who was standing up for hockey as a sport while all other Habs fans were blinded by rabid fanaticism. You came off like a complete jackass, that’s what I was saying.

  274. mfDx says:

    Mathieu Darche… Just yesterday I was thinking that he’s the perfect 13th forward: 

      - He can and has played well on all four lines, in all three positions. His versatility rivaled by Mathieu Dandenault.  (Dandenault complained about ice time…  he didn’t come back)

      - He plays equally well after two weeks in the press box. ( I’d rather keep Darche rested and healthy for the last two months of the season, when rookie fatigue, poor play from certain third year wingers and injuries threaten to upset  momentum and line chemistry.)

      - Players not pulling their weight would find their jobs more  threatened with Darche looking down from the press box than, say, Eller or Pacioretty.

    After witnessing his great sense of vision and anticipation on both of his assists tonight (2 different lines by the way), one could argue that he’s a top six forward on this team.

    Possibly. But for 40-50 games. Not 82+.

     

    Sent from my eye

     

     

  275. BrianSkrudland says:

    Oh, Mr. Berkshire! For shame! Elitist jerk-wad? Alright, fine! Many on HIO are certainly blinded by fanaticism of one sort or another, be it for a player or the team in general.

    Nevertheless, I actually enjoyed your most recent response. Odds are that you and I (sorry for the poor grammar) would have a great time watching a game and pounding back a few drinks. I love HIO!

    All this being said, my sole purpose was to state that some people quickly dismissed Cammalleri’s swipe as a miss. Screw that! He swung at a dude’s face. That’s ridiculous, in my opinion, no matter what team you cheer for. Long story short, his actions were cheap, despite the feeble (again IMO) blindside hit by Neiderreiter. If Cammallerri had a problem to sort out with the rookie, he could have dropped the gloves instead of taking multiple swings at him. The Islanders, as a team, clearly recongized the God-forsaken code and stuck-up for the rookie.

     

  276. LA Loyalist says:

    I guess you are the SmartDog.

     

     

     

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

  277. linp says:

    Darche has just solidified his position in the team. As well as White played, unfortunately, he’ll be sent down. But he’ll be the first to get a call-up.

  278. gino93 says:

    he was elbowed in the back of the head earlier thats how it progressed

  279. andrewberkshire says:

    Understood, and there’s no problem between us. I agree about swinging sticks at the face.

  280. Hagar says:

    I hope Cammy doesn’t get suspended for this. We need a dangerous guy like him in the lineup when we play the truculent Leafs next week. “It’s my goal to lead the league in 4 minute roughing things” -Scott Gomez

  281. GERRY FROM THE WEST ISLAND says:

    “ PRICE’s CONFIDENCE. I KNOW that late goal wasn’t totally Price’s fault by why oh why does it have to happen EVERY GAME??”

    Remember the words of the ALL KNOWING SEEER- Rule 1-PRICE is NOT an NHL goalie.This has been proved and reproved.He is too slow,has a slow glove hand,goes down too early and has a bad attitute.(Hey Chill out dudes is a true stoner Spicolli saying a la” Fast Times At Ridgemont High”.To wit his record is about 1 win for every 2 loses.And this is over the last 2 years.He has won ZERO playoff games in the last 2 years.He has earned NOTHING,NADA,ZILCH.Somehow his being a #5 pick overall has kept him number 1.He would be #1-only in Hamilton.And Halak without a doubt the best goalie we have had since ROY gets traded for nothing.Franchise destroying moves like these can only be made by a pin head(s) of the highest level.Really.There is no other tactful way to say it.P.I.N.H.H.E.A.D.   The real question is were Gainey and Gauthier combined as dumb as Houle.What ever the answer its a moot point.Great goalies only show up once in 15 or more years…to wit Jaques Plante 1955;next Dryden 1970,next Roy 1985,and lastly Halak 2009.So its obvious Rule 3-Price will crack under the realization that not only is booing going to occur each game,but that its justified.The Canadiens Brain(sic) trust will find out that in the 2010 NHL goaltending is as important as having a closer-except 10 times more so.They will find out that Halak was the difference between the playoffs and last place.They will find out-although most fans could have told them-that the gm and other front office staff -that YOUR SERVICES ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED.Once we clean out the brain dead garbage that is our front office we can start making solid management decisions and not pretend our #5 draft choice was not a mistake(like the same mistake that the #4 draft was in that year-Pouliout).The bottom line is that this once proud franchise is a joke.If Jacques Martin will put on his diaper before the game he may stay awake long enough to realize that all defence and no offence equals -you lose most of your games especially with no real #1 golaie.

     

    Rule 2-PK SUBBAN will be close to a super Star within 2 years.Its all there,speed,shot,strength,and what the seer likes best BALLS.He know s what it is to go to the net.He is feerless.

    nuff said

     

  282. sholi2000.com says:

    Exactly, a rookie tried to elbow our Superstar.  The whole thing wasn’t as bad as it looked.  Mind you the slash on the back of the legs probably hurt.  Suck it Up Rook!

    They Call Me Shane

  283. LA Loyalist says:

    Kovalev’s hit on Darcy Tucker, cheap shot artist, was a work of strategic art, entirely justified by Tucker’s history, and I’ve watched it 20 times over the years with great satisfaction. Do you recollect anyone EVER screwing with Kovalev since that famous hit? Then it served both a strategic and tactical purpose.

    Cammy’s slash was an instant reaction, they are two entirely different things.

    I don’t want to be hard on you because i was a huge fan of Brian Skrudland, but in this instance I vehemently disagree that Cammy’s reaction was cowardly. How could it be? The guy is much bigger than Cammy and completely cheap-shot risking serious injury to one of our few stars.

    This is what happens when we don’t have someone around like Chris Nilan to keep the other teams Sean Averys and Darcy Tuckers on the straight and narrow. I’m afraid that this year it’s going to cost us.

     

     

     

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

  284. LA Loyalist says:

    Ok. Skrudland wins “post of the day” for “Elitist jerk-wad”. I’m dead serious. that is hilarious.

     

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

  285. HabFab says:

    JT’s take on the Bulldogs game this afternoon in Grand Falls.

    http://www.habsloyalist.blogspot.com/

  286. madcap_habsfan says:

    so, I’m glad we won…saw some good things out of some of the boys for sure, but why were the Islanders playing two diffrent games in one night? and why we’re we delegated the rookies? There were only two names i recognized right away, Legace, and Gervais. It was definatly a little bit of a weird situation.

    As for Cammalleri, I’m disapointed with his reaction to whatever it was we saw or didn’t see. Hopefully he’ll miss only thursday’s game and it’ll never happen again

     

     

    -”People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk

  287. LA Loyalist says:

    I agree with almost everything you’ve said except for the BF italics. They make my eyes hurt.

    Get prepared for digital death threats. The PriceBots are everywhere.

    I will say I’ve gained respect for Martin the way he used what he had in the playoffs and made schemes they could execute. 

    Hopefully this season he will again adjust to what he has and that will help us a lot.

    I loved Carbonneau but Carbonneau couldn’t adjust to the team he actually had – he wanted the team in his head (probably the late 80/s early 90′s team that in retrospect looks pretty damn great). He kept trying to change the players and it never worked.

    Enter Martin, stage left. 

    As to Price, let us pray together that we are both wrong about Price and right about PK :) Now there’s a happy thought.

  288. Led says:

    Great game by Darche. I like that guy.

  289. Everlasting1 says:

    Are you kidding? Downplaying a stick slash to the face? He’ll be lucky to only get a 1 game suspension.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  290. SLONCOLD says:

    i haven’t been impressed with price in the pre-season. he’s been caught deep in his crease and has been goign down a little early. Hopefully these things will get worked on. Price has to cover angles like he is 5’10” and not 6’3”. if he can do that he’ll be pretty hard to beat assuming his angles are good.

     

  291. gatorg says:

    Should have kept Shultz around for tonites fisticuffs

  292. fbkj says:

    perhaps but the game went by fine without him

  293. SmartDog says:

    Well…. if the pre-season doesn’t matter, that game is somewhere in the negative in terms of meaning.

    Great to see Pleks dominate the Isles AHL club like a veteran should. AKost and Cami seemed good… Eller, Darche… really not much of a competition though.

    I was really saddened to see Price gave up a goal in the last couple of minutes.  I pictured myself writing “at least Price didn’t let a goal in at the end”… but he did.  Yeah, I know it DOESN’T MATTER.  But Price has given up a goal in the last few minutes he’s played in every pre-season game. A habit he honed last year.  I really think he’s jinxed.  Maybe someone put a spell on the kid.  I guess we’ll see.  

    BTW, did we manage to score on our 5-on-3?  I forget… but I don’t think so.

    It doesn’t matter.. it doesn’t matter.. it doesn’t matter.  Whatever.

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  294. K-hab25 says:

    Wow LA Douche, you really need to learn to read. Andrew called him that, not the other way around.

  295. fbkj says:

    but for real could you imagine if the habs played two exhibition games at the same time like the isles did tonite?

    HIO would become the next ground zero

  296. Hagar says:

    2 goals, a scoring rampage last season, and seniority. Benny gets to start on the top 6. “It’s my goal to lead the league in 4 minute roughing things” -Scott Gomez

  297. sholi2000.com says:

    Did it even touch him?

    They Call Me Shane

  298. K-hab25 says:

    “a stick slash to the face” LMFAO!!!!! He barely hit with the tip of his blade on the chin. He did however slash him on his achilles pretty good, but dude was acting. He probably will be suspended though, you can’t let guys think it’s ok to snap and use your stick as a weapon.

  299. SeriousFan09 says:

    Those goals last year and this game also came from team complacency at times last year and especially tonight, I was watching that last bit of action and all you could see was the team dragging their feet around. Scoring chance happened because the team couldn’t bother controlling the play because they thought it was over, what message does that send to your goalie when you’re not trying to make sure he has a solid finish? 

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  300. larisalapointe says:

    “Cammalleri goes postal” It wasn’t pretty.

  301. fbkj says:

    one of the things you DONT do in preseason when your an athlete on the bubble, for squad b for a franchise thats playing 2 games simultaneously, is embellish… that kid was in pain…

  302. SmartDog says:

    I was thinking that too.  But it drives me crazy… must drive Price crazy too.

     

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  303. ZepFan2 says:

    Looks to me like he hit his skate.

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    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    - Steven Tyler

  304. habstrinifan says:

    The powers that be could ban me for this ‘double post’. But I am so convinced of of my observations that I am going to unapologetically repost here my answer I gave to another poster elsewhere.

    “But look at goals number 1 and goals number 2 scored by the Canadiens tonight. Even Tremblay remarked re the TIC-TAC-TOE. But essentially they were ‘scoring’ passes to ‘shooters’ in the scoring arch BEYOND the crease. Then look at goal scored by Eller late from Pouliot I think. Again Eller arriving latish at the arch beyond the crease and a beautiful 45 degree angle pass to him (where?) and presto… goal scorer’s goal.

    Then look at 14:25 of 1st period at Darche’s wrap around. Basically a shove it at the net attempt. No looking for ‘linemates’. Nothing wrong with that! Darche is a PLUMBER. A PLUMBER! We need plumbers to score like that. But our top six forwards must have the skill and passing abilities and hockey sense (positioning etc) to combine for goals or attempts like those mentioned above. And that MUST be the essence of their game.

    EVERY forward CANNOT be a ‘go to the net’, ‘scrum’ forward. Least not the players we have drafted or traded for. Some great scorers like Iginla and Crosby can do both. But they are rare.

    I am not saying we need ‘soft’ players. But we need to allow our skilled players to play with skill and gain the confidence and adrenalin which translates into intensity.

    I know we were playing a ‘B’ side Islanders team and it was easier to ‘skate’ around them in some instances. But look at our team. We are supposedly built for speed and skill. So USE THAT!.

    Suspend your sarcasm for a week or two and focus on GOMEZ in the first few games. See how, for all his skating, he rarely is involved in the types of goals scored tonight. Actually he’s rarely involved in goals.”

  305. SeriousFan09 says:

    Actually he’s rarely involved in goals.

    Anyone want to explain to this fellow what an assist is?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  306. Mike Boone says:

    Excellent post. It’s going to be an interesting season.

  307. adam76 says:

    Lost some respect for Cammy tonight.  

  308. DavidKB says:

    From what I saw tonight, Darche deserves a spot on the team.

  309. Hagar says:

    It isn’t just preseason where some pros don’t go all out. People we regard as playoff warriors don’t give their all during the regular season, but go balls to wall come playoff time. Preseason is such a stupid place to judge established players. It’s a place for young players to show they deserve a spot or should be the first called up. And a lot of that is already determined from their play the previous season. Well at least Pleks always believes in putting on a show for the crowd, lol. “It’s my goal to lead the league in 4 minute roughing things” -Scott Gomez

  310. fbkj says:

    Ian

    you are categorizing a bully unfairly

    hes a prospect for the

    I
    S
    L
    A
    N
    D
    E
    R
    S

    meaning he has to put up a shitstorm to even think hes gonna have a career

    his hit was questionable but cammy’s reaction was just plain unprofessional

  311. Bob_Sacamano says:

    “Nino Niederreiter”, is it that hard to get this name right? Where´s Mark Striet btw?

  312. Everlasting1 says:

    We’ll see what the league officials have to say.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  313. Hagar says:

    It really doesn’t SD. Cammy gave it some meaning though. We might be missing our top sniper for the coming season. Preseason is such a waste. Tempers flare in a meaningless game and now we stand to lose our sniper. Streit out for a good long time as well. These stupid stories happen every preseason, and for what? “It’s my goal to lead the league in 4 minute roughing things” -Scott Gomez

  314. habstrinifan says:

    Nice game tonight. Yes it was Islanders B team according to Boone but still good game for team, especially top two line players, and Price… hardly noticed plumbers WHICH is good sometimes.

    PK Subban deserved the 2nd star selection he got. Played within himself but also displayed the little ‘ooooh’ plays which we know we will see from him.

    Great use of PK by JM on penalty kill. Smart. I often questioned why Boucher did not see that PK played some penalty kill time in AHL. Remember PK himself saying having to kill penalties (in palyoffs due to injuries) was new to him. I love what JM did tonight. Bit by bit give him PK time…Well done JM.

  315. JIMVINNY says:

    Amazing that such a concise and well-written post could end with something as ridiculous as that.

  316. habstrinifan says:

    Didnt lose respect. Heat of the moment. But I fear there may be a suspension. I am sure he regrets it…. not in his character.

  317. fbkj says:

    dude you started so high then ended so …

  318. K-hab25 says:

    I was thinking the exact same thing.

  319. fbkj says:

    yeah well

    wait

    are you challenging me :(

     

  320. habstrinifan says:

    Okay I was being harsh and sarcastic re Gomez. But I am really down on him for his play in pre-season…. especially the game he played on the night his supposed ‘buddy’ wore the captain’s crest for the first time. I kinda take it back… but only kinda.

  321. SeriousFan09 says:

    PK’s play tonight was very nice, but I’m concerned the quality of competition let it look that nice, some of his puck rushes would not stand up against a real NHL team, even the Loafs next Thursday. Look forward to the return of Markov so he can advise Subban on tempering his play for certain situations. Subban can dazzle with his skating at times but I wouldn’t like him to head into the NHL season expecting to freewheel too often.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  322. Mattyleg says:

    I wonder what Neddy Neiderlander said to Cammi to get him so p-oed…

    He went nuts. Very strange. Hope the league goes easy on him; he has a good track record.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  323. hab_skill says:

    My lines for the season opener: Cammy (pending league descision)-Pleks-AK

                                                  Eller-Gomez-Gionta

                                                  Pouliot-Halpern-Lapierre

                                                  White-Boyd-Moen

                                                    Subban-Spacek

                                                    Gill-Gorges

                                                    Henry-OB

     No idea when Hamrlik’s back. I think this is a good team. Very Balanced with a mix of experience, youth and size. Good skills and smarts.

  324. habstrinifan says:

    Thanks Boone… just a pet peeve  of mine which I shall belabour no more… well until we lose again lol.

  325. ZepFan2 says:

    Nah, no challenge. Just watched it in slow-mo a few times and it looked like he hit his skate.

    I want to hear from Cammy as to wtf happened exactly.

    ————————————————————————–

    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    - Steven Tyler

  326. SeriousFan09 says:

    Gomez and Gionta were neither really at their best, but there some pros who never go all-out in preseason play because it means nothing and you risk injury on games that don’t matter. Rather have them hold back a bit, as much as I’ve enjoyed Tommy Jagr’s dominance, I’d be less a fan of it if he’d gotten banged up along the way.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  327. K-hab25 says:

    I said I think he’ll be suspended for the first game, but for the incident as a whole, not because he supposedly viciously slashed him in the face.

  328. fbkj says:

    but its pre-season… what arent you understanding? how new are you to the game?

  329. DavidKB says:

    That’s Laraque saying “Okay boys, go knock yourself out, I’ll have some fun with the girls”.

  330. fbkj says:

    oh come on i did not double post

  331. SeriousFan09 says:

    Dallas better hope that Lehtonen can stay healthy for once, after he manages to stay perfect after 40 minutes, they swap in Raycroft (snicker) and St. Louis roars back to win 4-3 in OT.

    Why do you pull your goalie when he’s got the chance to pitch a SO, honestly?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  332. HardHabits says:

    I know this is off topic but has anyone seen this pic. Battle of the Blades or Battle of the Bulge? You decide!!!

  333. TheIndian says:

    funny how on your team, Darche has no room while he has been one of their best forwards.  Even tonight he played great with two perfect passes to Plekanec and Eller.

  334. fbkj says:

    you dont see contact from that angle but you do see trajectory so yeah he may have hit him on the achilles area of the skate but that can still mess up your foot man

  335. HugeHabsFan says:

    I’d love to hear what Cammy has to say.  This is not in his nature to be so aggressive.  Something went down here.  And if the rookie’s reaction isn’t worthy of an Oscar, I don’t know what is.  I agree it looks like it hit his skate.  Either way, Cammalleri doesn’t play that kind of game…something serious was said or done to bring it on.

    ………..

    “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”.

  336. fbkj says:

    cammy is my favorite player but to suggest its not in his character is odd

    considering it is well within his boundaries

  337. fbkj says:

    it is his nature to be so aggressive and he does play this kind of game

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g_r0xcKVIY

  338. fbkj says:

    wow… and lol

  339. Everlasting1 says:

    He over-reacted, that’s what happened.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  340. SeriousFan09 says:

    Oh that’s hilarious, someone better order up a girdle for BGL.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  341. DavidKB says:

    I think Darche has the edge on Pyatt for Cammalleri’s spot. I think he will get two games.

  342. Ian Cobb says:

    Cam was great, I wished he had of done some real damage to this jerk. Smaller guy gets bullied by a large fella, take out the bully with your stick and he won’t bother you the rest of the year.

  343. Keith says:

    Yes he does look a little tubby doesn’t he.

  344. ZepFan2 says:

    You could be right. I don’t know.

    I just wonder what made him blow a gasket.

    ————————————————————————–

    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    - Steven Tyler

  345. JIMVINNY says:

    How does he get that big on a vegan diet?

  346. ZepFan2 says:

    Yeah, thanks oh enlightened one.

    ————————————————————————–

    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    - Steven Tyler

  347. K-hab25 says:

    I’m with you. I mean I understand the lovefest over White, but you gotta think the 13th foward wil be and should be Darche. You don’t want White in the same situation Maxwell was in last year, spending more time in the press box, than on the ice.

  348. Pucker Up says:

    I don’t know what you’re talking about. She looks pretty hot.   :)

  349. Anonymous says:

    Too bad the hockey world has drastically changed since the point of time that that was acceptable.

  350. Eliisa says:

    I have to be honest, I left for dinner midway through the game (it was 4-1) and I wasn’t planning on watching the rest when I came home - I knew the Isles would get spanked -bad. It looks like I was correct on that prediction.

    However, now I need to watch to see what the heck happened to Cammalleri… I don’t even know what’s going on?

    On another note, it’s my HIO-aversary. I’ve been pestering ya’ll for one year today :)

  351. Ian Cobb says:

    When someone goes after your head, stand up for yourself and use a stick to his head. I have no issue with Cammy. If you don’t show a bully that he will pay for his actions, he will walk all over you every time.

  352. fbkj says:

    cammy has been known to lose his shit

  353. 21BIGGionta says:

    a few things i noticed from this game;;

    Eller: should stay center

    White: should be given a chance

    Pouliot, despite his goal, im not liking

    O’byrne…i’d rather see henry or picard.

    Andrei….came out strong then….?

    Is it bad that i only realized maxime lappy was playing until the third?

  354. 21BIGGionta says:

    broke his shoulder out for 6 months

  355. Everlasting1 says:

    I’m sure he doesn’t just get by on vegetables. He loads up on complex carbs ie. pasta, rice’n’ potatoes with extra gravy.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  356. fbkj says:

    wow… im sorry with all due respect thats not hockey sir

    edit: this was directed at ian, not anonnymous

  357. ZepFan2 says:

    Don’t you mean…translation

    ;)

    ————————————————————————–

    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    - Steven Tyler

  358. Bob_Sacamano says:

    You mean Mark Streit? I know…

  359. ZepFan2 says:

    Well, so far I’ve seen him lose it twice. Tonight and that video you posted. That’s it.

    Unless you have some more vids to share. And please, keep your porn stash to yourself. hehe

    Either way. Something went down before Cammy lost it.

    ————————————————————————–

    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    - Steven Tyler

  360. Kristopher7 says:

    It’s pretty easy, I’m vegan and do a ton of exercise and lift weights and am a huge frame at 6’4″. LOTS of good protein sources in complex carbs, veg, legumes, nuts.

    He probably eats 3k to 4.5k cals a day, even more at his bulk. And all suffering free :D

  361. Caballero says:

    Hold off until we get the full story

  362. Kristopher7 says:

    Prob not rice and potatoes. Rice, if it’s brown. Potatoes, maybe sweet potatoes. Pasta, yeah, if it’s whole grain.

     

    Lentils are my choice for carbs when I do a lot of exercise.

  363. HabSgt says:

    I hope Quebec City gets an NHL team back, along with Winnipeg. Or any other city where ice forms naturally.

  364. Everlasting1 says:

    …with extra gravy.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  365. BrianSkrudland says:

    We are all sad-sacks for spending our Saturday nights posting on HIO. Any and all comments should be reviewed with the consideration that each poster has nothing better to do with their respective time on this night of all nights, but to talk about Mike Cammalleri’s bush league and unsportsmanlike eye-gouge on young Neiderreitter (BTW – I nailed that spelling with the help of Google to overcome my rum glow).

    Let’s all regroup and chat about it on Monday. In the meantime, let’s all hit the bar/club/wife/girlfriend/best friend’s sister/etc and find some action. Cool?

  366. K-hab25 says:

    I believe it was the swing to the face.

  367. sprague cleghorn says:

    Is it bad that i only realized maxime lappy was playing until the third?

     

    Funny, I had exactly the same experience.

  368. HugeHabsFan says:

    So because you can find one video on youtube showing another cheapshot this makes it his nature? lol

    ……….. “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”.

  369. soflohabsfan says:

    Did Cammy get the major for the swing to the face or the slash to the ankle?

  370. Timo says:

    Is it me or does Picard have some rather large shoes to fill wearing number 43? Memories, memories.

     

    Btw, thanks to all those welcoming me back. Nice to see you folks are doing alright and still at your best slagging each other over Price vs Halak stuff. 

     

  371. Mike Boone says:

    Banned him twice today. He keeps rejoining. Why not go on his site and fill it with Spam?

  372. TripleX says:

    Thank you sir.  Spammers are like the internet version of bedbugs, once infested, nothing short of a tactical nuclear strike will destroy them.

     

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  373. Da Hema says:

    If the city can barely support a CFL team, how can it support an NFL franchise?

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  374. fbkj says:

    are you suggesting toronto CANT support a cfl team but saskatchewan can?

    im saying, as a montrealer that could give two shits about the cfl because it consists of players that arent good enough for the nfl, that perhaps they feel how i do, that cheering for a team that consists of players whod rather be in the elite league, isnt worth getting worked up over…

    winning the grey cup is like being valedictorian in summer school… lets face it…

    same reason i dont watch the AHL

  375. Da Hema says:

    Ah, my poker bud. I do not wish to debate the merits of the CFL vs. the NFL. If Toronto could genuinely support an NFL team, the NFL would be there by now. Frankly, Mexico City has a better chance of securing the first non U.S.-based NFL franchise.

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  376. fbkj says:

    difference is you have the bills playing games there… and the nfl commish expressing desire to get into toronto (its inclusion would instantly make it the 5th largest market in the league)

    sure mexico city would make it the largest market but… dysentery sucks :P

  377. Da Hema says:

    Are you saying the players wouldn’t want a steady diet of tamales, tortillas, and gorditas, followed by toilet bowl-shattering bouts of diarreah? Come now.

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  378. fbkj says:

    green apple splatters was NOT in my contract >:(

  379. Da Hema says:

    I can just see players’ agents negotiating with the Mexican team management.

    Team: what does your client want?

    Agent: We want $3.6 million per season over four years, a per diem of $100.00, and six cases of Imodium, three of Kaopectate, and one of Pepto-Bismol.

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  380. twocents says:

    SPEAK FREELY, EXPECT DISAGREEMENT! ?

  381. twocents says:

    DON”T WHINE WHEN PEOPLE DON”T LIKE WHAT YOU SAY! ?

  382. twocents says:

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH APPLIES TO THE OTHER GUY TOO AND NOT JUST YOURSELF! ?

  383. HabFab says:

    Need a new keyboard ?

  384. twocents says:

    I am suggesting alternatives to Punkster’s new signature.

    His is in caps.

  385. Bugs says:

    That one would be ok if it was true.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  386. Bugs says:

    You shoulda added “; INSTEAD, EXPLODE WITH VITRIOL.”

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  387. Bugs says:

    Shoulda added “OR A PUNCH IN THE MOUTH.”

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  388. twocents says:

    WHEN SOMEONE EXPRESSES A VIEW CONTRARY TO YOURS, NO MATTER WHAT SIDE YOU ARE ON, IT CAN BE SEEN AS A HEALTHY DEBATE, INSTEAD OF AN AFFRONT, OR IT CAN SIMPLY BE LEFT ALONE! ?

  389. Bugs says:

    Shoulda added “BUT NOT AS CHEAP AS UNSPOKEN THOUGHTS.”

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  390. Bugs says:

    Too subtle.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  391. HabFab says:

    I like this one!!

    Make up your mind or what. Totally PC!

    And he wouldn’t have space to say anything else,very very good!

     

     

     

    Just joking Dave…geessh!!

     

  392. Clay4bc says:

    How about this one…?

    Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself.  It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.  ~Potter Stewart

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    – George Orwell –

  393. twocents says:

    Not to mention its lack of punch.

  394. Everlasting1 says:

    Good one.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  395. Clay4bc says:

    If he doesn’t take it, I’m going to make it my new sig.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    – George Orwell –

  396. Everlasting1 says:

    If you don’t I will :-)

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  397. punkster says:

    Arrgghhh…OK then, lemme work on it during my round today.

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  398. twocents says:

    TALK IS CHEAP! ?

  399. fbkj says:

    oh i know, still… awkwarrrrrd

  400. punkster says:

    True… but none of the regulars want or need to get into an injury situation. The rookies have no tomorrow so they’ll go for it. I HATE pre-season. Garbage hockey.

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  401. fbkj says:

    totally agreed…

  402. Da Hema says:

    You should learn how to read. I wrote TSN reported those figures, which would have come from the Argonaut organisation. Nowhere do I suggest there is any “big conspiracy.” If anything, TSN is guilty of reporting “facts” it must know are not true.

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  403. HabsTrueBlue says:

    Oh I can read don’t worry. 

    TSN is involved in reporting facts received from the Argos that they (TSN) “must know are not true“. Wow the conspiracy is even more widespread than I imagined. Based on the typical HIO whining about biased TSN coverage, I used to think it was just the Leafs and TSN who were the conspirators. Thanks for revealing that the Argos are co-culprits.

  404. Da Hema says:

    Sigh. You clearly cannot read. Now you are claiming what I wrote was that TSN and the Toronto Argonauts are conspiring against the forces of good and righteousness. I don’t see how a reasonable person could interpret that from what I posted.

    What is with the conspriacy infatuation? Professional sports teams frequently inflate their attendance figures to try to counter fan-based malaise and instead project the appearance of excitement and interest.

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  405. HabsTrueBlue says:

    Oh I read what you wrote and I can read in between the lines from your posts. Why does someone come onto a Habs hockey site to complain about TSN’s reporting of Argos attendance facts and yak about Toronto not being able to support an NFL team?

  406. Da Hema says:

    The old “I can read between the lines” argument. Well, what can I say to that. Then I presume you must know I believe Toronto is filled with wankers.

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  407. HabsTrueBlue says:

    LOL oh geez is that what you really believe because I heard that you love to come into town to watch and help out the wankers down in the Village.

  408. Caballero says:

    Perhaps it’s for the best if Cammy sits out the loafs game, they have a way of targeting and injuring our best players it seems.

  409. Hagar says:

    Always a risk. We’re just gonna have to weather it until Cammy returns. “It’s my goal to lead the league in 4 minute roughing things” -Scott Gomez

  410. novahab says:

    Way to go Cammy you have to send a message some how we have no one that will stick up for our stars. The bad part is Burke was on the phone 30 seconds after it happen telling Bettman we have no room in the game for this and Cammy should have to sit half the season. He got 5 and a the game thats enough I am sure the minor leaguer did or said something this is certainly not like Cammy. This is now when the Molsons need to get envolved because you know the Leafs will lobby for him to missed Thursday night game.

  411. pmaraw says:

    i havent seen the kid on the ice, i’m sure cammy will get at least 1 regular season game for that

  412. adam76 says:

    As he should – it was a gutless play.  Come on Cammy, you are better then that.

  413. TripleX says:

    I like Cammy a lot, but that was disgraceful and dangerous.  Only the most blinkered Habs fan would even attempt to defend him.

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  414. oldrrty says:

    What happened? Damn no tv coverage for this game!

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

  415. punkster says:

    Majoring in drama this year are we?

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  416. oldrrty says:

    Just saw it on youtube and it is not like him to do that at all. There must have been something else that we didn’t see. Hope it is just a game or two.

     

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

  417. TripleX says:

    Maybe you don’t  consider a stick swing to the face followed by a slash to the back of the ankle of a skater moving away as nothing.

    Oh sorry, I forgot in your world the Habs organization and certain players wearing the uniform are above criticism.  Some of us hold Montreal players to the same standard as every other player in the league, perhaps even higher.

    ps my age and the fact I am still in school does not diminish my comments even if you seem to believe so

     

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  418. fbkj says:

    allow me to repeat

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g_r0xcKVIY

    “it is not like him to do that at all” is fibbin abit

  419. fbkj says:

    your well within your boundaries to criticize man, me i laugh it off but thats how i roll

  420. punkster says:

    Edit: Before this gets any dumber I’m removing my comment.

    Chill TX.

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  421. Clay4bc says:

    It’s not disgusting at all, actually. What are you supposed to do if your team folds, but you still love hockey? Watch baseball instead? No, you get a new team, and pine for your old one.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    – George Orwell –

  422. Chuck says:

    His team didn’t fold. It moved. To Colorado. If you were REALLY a fan of your team, you’d still cheer for them, wouldn’t you? Instead, a lot of Nords fans became Hab “fans” out of convenience.

    That would be like Hab fans deciding to cheer for the Leafs simply because they’re geographically closer. Thank goodness I didn’t fall into that trap when my parents moved us to Toronto.

  423. Clay4bc says:

    Ummm…no. It’s actually NOTHING like deciding to cheer for the Leafs because they are closer. If your team moves to another city and COUNTRY, you don’t still cheer for it. How many Winnipeg fans are loving the Coyotes? If the Habs moved to Bum**ck USA, would you be a fan still? Not I – I cheer for the Montreal Canadians, not the Bum**ck Canadiens (or Americans, as it were). If there is another team just down the road that more closely reflects your culture and world view, you cheer for that team. With exceptions, of course. Never Toronto…

     

     

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    – George Orwell –

  424. Chuck says:

    Your anaolgy doesn’t work, because MANY Jets fans stayed loyal to the franchise even after it moved to Phoenix. Heck, even in their campaign to bring the NHL back to Winnipeg, the city doesn’t want just any team; they want the one in Phoenix so that they can have their Jets back.

    They even organize trips to go to Phoenix to watch their team. Those are REAL fans.

    http://www.jetsowner.com/

  425. Tremblant Habs Fan says:

    Since when did culture and world view have anything to do with hockey?…oh wait a second, is that you Réjean?

  426. Clay4bc says:

    Whatever you think is fine for you, Chuck, but not for everyone. What about the other analogy? If Montreal moved to the USA? Would you still cheer for them? I see no answer for that one. I am a “real” fan, Chuck (god, I hate when people throw that around!), and some of my identity as a fan has to do with my country. If my team moves to the states, then I will choose another Canadian team (not TO), and still be a “real” fan, although a somewhat bitter one, and less enthused about hockey in general.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    – George Orwell –

  427. Clay4bc says:

    Don’t get me wrong – I agree that a lot of the BS that separitist politics brings into hockey is disgusting, as you put it. But my point was simply that it is not disgusting for them to cheer for the Nords again if they return. I would ask you to try and take a more civil tone though – came on a little strong there with the name calling, don’t you think?

    And are you seriously asking “Since when did culture and world view have anything to do with hockey?”??? And you are Canadian? I think the answer to that question is obvious, actually. Hockey is a huge part of Canadian culture.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    – George Orwell –

  428. Chuck says:

    I see no reason why you can’t cheer for a team in another country. Would I still cheer for the Habs if they were to move to, say, Las Vegas? I sure would like to think that I would. The Expos headed south of the border, and I’ve made the effort to take in some Nationals games; they’re still the “Expos South” as far as I’m concerned.

     

     

  429. Clay4bc says:

    Well, there is no reason why you can’t, but there is a reason why I can’t. Isn’t it enough to have a different opinion, or do you need to convince me that I’m wrong?

    And LOL at this statement…”I’ve made the effort to take in some Nationals games”. I would make an effort to catch some Habs South games as well….but to follow them religiously? No chance. Just like I will check out how Halak is doing in St. Louis this season as well. I loved Halak here, but he’s not on my team anymore. Just as if the team moved, it’s not mine anymore. But that’s just me. You are of course free to do as you choose.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    – George Orwell –

  430. Tremblant Habs Fan says:

    I meant it was disgusting that they come across as Habs fans if they were once Nords fans, can’t accept that, it doesn’t make any sense, you would never see a Habs fan become a leafs fan or a Red Sox fan become a Yankee fan. Didn’t mean to be un-civil, just the passionate Habs fan comming out, sorry if it offended you.

    Hockey is a huge part of Canadian culture. Totally agree when it comes to International play,  tons of pride, Go Canada Go! But when it comes to the NHL, I don’t care where the Habs are from, they could all be Swedish, American or Chinese, as long as they work!

  431. Chuck says:

    Differing opinions are cool, but they’re better when they’re based
    in
    fact. You said that people don’t follow their team when they move to
    another country, and question that the fine folk of Winnipeg don’t follow the
    Jets
    because the franchise is in Phoenix. That’s simply not correct.

    And thanks for laughing at my decision to continue to follow and attend Expos er… Nationals games. How belittling of you.

  432. habs001 says:

    camm will get 2-3 games…penalty kill and pp will be the key all season…i think price will face a lot of shots thursday…without markov the d will have a lot of problems with the leaf forwards(i know the majority of the posters think it will be an easy game for the habs)…once healthy we cannot afford any d injuries as i believe we are weak in d depth…

  433. andrewberkshire says:

    If Cammalleri gets 2-3 games the NHL will just prove they have literally no standard practices for suspensions. Every other quasi-star player in the NHL only gets a maximum of 1 game on their first suspension, no matter what. And the the rule according to Colin Campbell is that a game misconduct is counted as 1 game of the suspension, and penalties during the game are taken into consideration as punishment. Game misconducts are how Ovechkin got away without suspension on about 5 calls the last two years, if not more, according to the NHL.

  434. habrez says:

    I’ve only read 2 of Timo’s comments but they are two of the funniest on this page. The big shoes to fill for picard and in response to Eliisa celebrating her habs i/o one year anniversary.

    Welcome back and keep em coming 

  435. habs001 says:

    i like camm but the posters who say the incident was nothing i just wonder what they would say about the islander player if the exact same incident happened to camm by the islander player…i bet some who say camm should get 0 games would post 10 games for the islander player…

  436. Clay4bc says:

    LOL…I posted this right after Timo got banned. Some fool (RGM or something?) called me an ant-semite because of it.

    __________________________

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    – George Orwell –

  437. Danno says:

    First they came for Timo, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not Timo.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out –
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out –
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.


     

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

  438. Ian Cobb says:

    Dan, nice!

    Are you going to the Summit?

    Just heard from Stu Hackel in N.Y. and he is going to try to get to this years Summit.

  439. namgel says:

    Cammo showed the anger and bitterness of a winner.  I stand by him.  That Eller guy looks like a keeper.  The Loafs are gonna come hard in game 1 and our guys are gonna have to be ready.  Anger is a great motivator.

  440. Timo says:

    I won’t complain if Habs show more meanness. 

  441. christophor says:

    Timo, I want you to have my children. Everyone does, I gather.

  442. punkster says:

    Wait a sec…not me. Mine are already fully growed and I just ain’t goin’ through that again!

  443. Chuck says:

    No way! Try explaining that to my wife!

  444. Timo says:

    I am with the guys below – no, thank you.

  445. SLONCOLD says:

    been on the site for a while. notice the lower caps now; hope you’re happy.In the future though, if you don’t like my CAPS don’t read the post:-)

    if the league says it’s a blind side hit and wants to suspend him, i’m cool with that. swinging your stick at someone’s face isn’t kool. what if teh kid retaliated back with a 2 hander to his face? If you don’t see the swing towards his head i reccommend watching it again in slow motion a few more times.

  446. LA Loyalist says:

     

    No one posting has bothered to mention we have no one tough enough to make the opposition think twice about cheap-shotting our star player.

    It’s pretty bad that Cammy has to do his own laundry.  

     

     

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

  447. andrewberkshire says:

    It’s probably because tough guys haven’t been deterrents against cheap shots since the early 90′s.

  448. JIMVINNY says:

    The instigator penalty is one of the biggest causes of cheap shots in the game today.

  449. SeriousFan09 says:

    Yes, because guys like Bobby Clarke and Dale Hunter were so fearful of enforcers in the old days. Yep, they just had to get beaten up once and they never did it again…

     

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  450. andrewberkshire says:

    It definitely benefits cheap shot artists, but I really don’t believe tough guys ever did what nostalgic Don Cherry-esque commentators pretend they did. They’d go after the other team’s tough guy and have a fight, just like today, and somehow that settled things? I doubt it. The best thing to do is have a punishing hitter or many on your team, mark a guy’s number and punish him all game. And hell, if they go after your stars, go after theirs.

  451. Curtis O Habs says:

     Did Pleks shoot wide and get his own rebound on purpose?

  452. SLONCOLD says:

    So I looked at the hit on cammy… How can people hear call it a dirty hit? No shot to the head, no knee on knee… How about cammy keeping his head up andknowing were people are on the ice. I don’t expect cammy to fight but to swing your stick like a child… Great example. Thought we had a great leadership group that should be sticking up for our players, like on questionable hits like this…. I love cammy and hope his act doesn’t keep him out for long but try not to be a super fan and realize that 2 vicious slashes deserves atleast a few games seeing there is a clear attempt to injure with the stick. I think he should get 5 games might be off due to how the NHL works but that type of play DOES NOT belong in the game. Other than that good game Habs, get ready for TO

  453. BrianSkrudland says:

    It would seem so. That would be epic, if it were the case!! Sponsored by…

  454. habsguy says:

    if the league really wanted to do away with all the cheap shots they could,  but they don’t, so they wont, violence sells!!!!!!

  455. SLONCOLD says:

    Well it’s just pre season so why would u care? Take the damn 2 minutes. Let’s make another excuse why this team doesn’t do the things or performs the right way…….

  456. Habziefan09 says:

    Well that is your choice to use caps.. which I find childish and moronic.  It’s not up to me to be treading on your rights.  I was just coming to the defense of some you may be offending.  There is a right way to get your point across and have your arguement heard.. Your way was a FAIL!… just saying.

     

    As for what I see and don’t see, I was born with 2 eyes.. like everyone else.  I know the motion of the stick was towards his face. I do not deny that and yes it was an extreme reaction.  

     

    *My Point* (which you missed)

    If Nino’s miss on the attempt to injure on the blindside hit deserves no action, Why crucify Cammy more than what he had already received?  His reaction was the same of any NHL veteran would have taken when hit by a recently drafted 18 yr old.  You do not go out on the ice in an attempt to injure an NHL veteran in order to prove yourself to make your roster! Does anyone remember Bill Guerin last year in training camp?

     

    Confucius says: “Baseball has it all wrong, Man with 4 balls cannot walk!”

    Twitter: Habziefan09

    http://habziefan09.blogspot.com

  457. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Slashes deserve a penalty, like he got.  Suspensions are for elbo’s to the head like this kid tried to do to Cammy. 

  458. SLONCOLD says:

    slash to the head? and then a preditory secondary slash? no suspension lol

    i didn’t see an elbow… i saw a big man hitting a 5’9” dude.

  459. BrianSkrudland says:

    Is there a universial Cheers we can manage on HIO on a Saturday night? How about a !:45 , Sociable?! Anyone?

  460. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    he didnt slash him in the head, maybe you need to look at the video closer, he waved his stick in front of his face, then slashed him in the leg.  The kid was running around cheap shotting all night.  If Cammy had of broke his stick over the kids head then I’d understand, but all he did was slash him in the leg. 

  461. zaq007 says:

    Has anyone seen the Questions will be answered videoes on NHL.com, gotta admit they’re pretty cool!

  462. andrewberkshire says:

    Like when Komisarek broke his stick with a crosscheck to Lucic’s face? I hate Komisarek but I have to admit I enjoyed that.

  463. SLONCOLD says:

    lol he missed his face but barely…. SUPER FAN, listen up. if i take a gun and shoot at someone but miss it’s still a nono lol

    as for the defenseman cheap shotting all night i suppose that’s your opinion because no journalists or media outlets are reporting that.

  464. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    thats funny, on the TSN clip of the post game interviews with the habs players THEY’RE SAYING IT. There’s also a report that this douche spit in Cammy’s face, which would explain why Cammy lost it. Try to pay attention.  It was a slash to the leg, big fricking deal, happens probably a dozen times in every NHL game, sorry if I’m not ready to crucify Cammy over it like you are.

  465. andrewberkshire says:

    Really? Because it’s on one of the top videos on TSN right now.

  466. vegas_habs_fan says:

    I doubt thats correct. If White was on the ice he would have gone after the guy as would a number of our other guys… you can’t jump off the bench to save Cammy and you can’t follow him around to make sure he’s okay all game. Sometimes you have to do your own laundry.

  467. andrewberkshire says:

    How is it that the Habs score 7 goals tonight and TSN’s highlight package only manages to show 2 of them? And Toronto scores 4 tonight and they show 3? Minor complaint obviously, but it’s annoying for people who miss the game.

  468. SLONCOLD says:

    haven’t heard a report on the spitting. and yes the players said he was running around not the media. i heard one thing about a blind side hit. and even at that, it was a clean hit… read the rule book buddy.

    AND IF YOU WATCH THE REPLAY, TELL ME CAMMY DIDN”T TAKE A SWING AT HIS HEAD, OR UPPER CHEST RIGHT BELOW HIS HEAD….

  469. SeriousFan09 says:

    Andrew, you seem like a pretty intelligent guy with a good memory, so why is it you still seem surprised when TSN does a lousy job when it comes to Habs coverage?

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  470. K-hab25 says:

    So What!!! If a guy intends to hit a guy in the head with his elbow and misses, he should be suspended. Is that what you’re saying? I mean you’re literally whining about intent, not what actually occurred. He barely touched him, when he swung, no, actually poked his stick at his face. He did slash him in the back of the legs though, kinda like 6’8 Myers, did to 5’7 Gionta, in the BUF game. I guess Myers should be suspended aswell, for being a scared baby swinging his stick.

  471. samTHEman says:

    Speaking of Mike Cammalleri, I was at the Complexe Sportif Bell habs practice on friday morning toward 10:30-11 am and there were barely any people. The whole team were doing a “Team Building, Trust” activity which involved blind-folded soccer, it was actually pretty amusing.

     

    Anyways, I’m there watching, leaning on the glass and start laughing with the guy standing next to me…we talk for about 10-15 minutes about the habs and what’s going on this camp and what not, and then he finally tells me he’s Cammalleri’s dad! Made sense…italian dude with a deep voice, well dressed, classy. He showed me family pictures on his blackberry. On the way off the soccer field, Cammi gave a wave so I knew he wasn’t bullshitting me.

     

    Sat down with him almost 2 hours talking while the guys were skating, was pretty cool. Very stand-up guy. You could tell Cammi got the charisma from his side – very similar attitudes. Didn’t get hook ups for tickets though!!! :( AH well..

     

    As for the cheapshot…I can’t find any replays for preseason games. What happened that led to Cammy’s hi-stick and then leg slash? What’s the blind-sided hit everyone is talking about??

  472. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    That’s amazing bud! Great story!

    And I am not sure how it really started – just heard different storys from others. Players in dressing room were saying that Niederreiter was playing rough and was keep going at Cammalleri since the beginning of the game. Eventually Cammalleri “snapped”.

  473. Everlasting1 says:

    Cool. Did you ASK for tix? Might’ve replied..’Ay, fungul..do i look like a f-n ticket agent?’ haha kidding..

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  474. Da Hema says:

    Cammalleri is sage. Who’s talking about Carey Price now?

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  475. The Cat says:

    I dont want to sound negative and preseason certainly isnt about winning, but he did start against Florida and an even worse than usual AHL team (NYI team No 3 RDS called them) and winning was a gimme.

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

  476. HabFanSince72 says:

    Not to excuse Cammi (he lost it alright) but Yablonski’s premeditated attack on Eller was worse.

    After the match  the Isles coach was doing his best to sound offended at Cammi’s slash, but didn’t he send his goon to jump our rookie?

  477. spos080808 says:

    I do not want to sound negative and regular season hockey is not as intense as playoff hockey, but of Halak’s 26 wins last season only 9 were against teams that made the playoffs. See how dumb that sounds?

  478. The Cat says:

    Oh its dumb, but not as dumb as saying no one is talking about Price cause hes didnt lose against a C-squad FFS.

     

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

  479. habstrinifan says:

    Cool! Do you have kids? Bet they would enjoy hearing that story. Nice!

  480. habstrinifan says:

    WOW 5 games? Too harsh! He was wrong but you are being way too harsh.

  481. Slovak says:

    Oct 2, 2010, Blues 4 – Stars 3

    “Jaroslav Halak allowed three goals, but all three were shorthanded. If the penalty kill can get better, Halak looks to be one of those guys who gives your team a chance to win every night. He seems so calm, even on weird, bouncing shots and on quick bang-bang plays in front of his net. He stoned a couple Stars on plays just like that tonight. My optimism is growing.”

    http://www.stlouisgametime.com/

  482. nightmare_49 says:

      

       Steve Simmon’s Sunday Rant:

       – Keep your eye on draft-eligible defenceman Ryan Murphy, the whirlwind blueliner with the Kitchener Rangers, who already has nine points in his first three games of the young OHL season

       – . The first team to have power play troubles in the NHL will likely to turn to Kyle Wellwood, who’s out of work after being let go by the Phoenix Coyotes.

       – As if he doesn’t have anything better to do, Nikolai Zherdev has informed the Philadelphia Flyers that he’d now like his first name spelled Nikoly. Wonder if Nikoly will find his way to his own end of the ice more frequently than Nikolai did.

       – Mario Lemieux despises publicity, so he’ll probably hate this item. Last weekend, a local charity was auctioning off a trip to Pittsburgh on a private plane with Lemieux to see the Penguins play in his private box. The bidding went as high $19,000 when an organizer had an idea: He called Lemieux in the midst of the auction and asked if he was willing to take four people on the plane and to the game, instead of the original two. Mario agreed instantly. So the charity wound up with $38,000 instead of the $19,000 that would normally have come in for the auction item. And knowing Lemieux, a charitable man, he would rather his generosity not be publicly acknowledged.

       – Happy birthday to Glenn Hall (79), Jean Ratelle (70 and Pat Flatley (47).

       Read more of the sports article … 

    http://www.torontosun.com/sports/columnists/steve_simmons/2010/10/02/15562771.html

  483. nightmare_49 says:

    Senators make final cuts …..
    By BRUCE GARRIOCH, Ottawa Sun ….. http://www.ottawasun.com/sports/hockey/2010/10/02/15562906.html ….. BTW in last night’s Sens/Ranger game,
    Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was given a major and a game misconduct 12:55 into the first for spearing Ottawa’s Chris Neil. … NY Post.

  484. bostonantifan says:

    You’re kidding about Price, right?  He faces a line-up consisting of minor-leaguers and NHL journeymen, and does a competent job, and you think that will shut up the naysayers?  He’s got to prove something against NHL calibre teams, and beat teams the Habs aren’t expected to beat in order to get the negative fans on his side.

  485. HabFanSince72 says:

    If you were to compile a list to prove Glen Sather’s  incompetence, Boogaard would be top 5.

     

  486. bostonantifan says:

    Yeah, great post for a hockey site.

  487. Bill J says:

    Perhaps you should revisit your position on this.

    The more I am seeing stuff about it, the more I see Camm as having had enough of the Islanders kid.

    Was it something Camm would like to take back ?  Perhaps…

    But was he the instigator (IE Was he classless and took cheap shots ?) Not in my opinion.

     

  488. gatorhabs says:

    I believe he is trying to say that Cammalleri’s  actions will take away some of the focus and attention on Price. At least from the media and bloggers.

  489. gatorhabs says:

    Read the post again.  No one is talking about Price because of Cammalleri’s  slash.  Did you even watch the game?

  490. Willy the bum says:

    Saw the Cammalleri incident on some sports news recaps, and man he’s scary getting on this Niederreiter guy.  But this ain’t the first that Cammalleri showed his dark side; remember this little ditty back when he was a Flame:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cum7t3QTHZs

    All I can say is: “Sid whines, Cammy grinds. It’s a man’s game!”

  491. twocents says:

    Does anyone know if the Habs will be making their final cuts before the big bond in the woods, or after?

  492. Habziefan09 says:

    First, allow me to welcome you to HIO :) and I do so because I cannot remember seeing your avatar on comments.  Next I would like to draw your attention to your use of caps.  We can read fine in lower case therefore there is no need to Raise the case in an attempt to yell.

     

    Now on to your OP.  You as other have every right to voice your opinion on what has transpired.  I, like yourself, have watched the 2 incidents over and over (even at various speeds).  The first being the hit by Nino on Cammy was an attempt at a blindside hit.  If I can direct your attention to the NHL.com site, you will notice that they have the video link there to educate on what a blindside hit is.  Did he make contact that led to injury? Certainly not.  However this is not a case of no harm no foul.  Though if that is you position then you have contradicted your point by demanding Cammy get slapped with 5 games.  I have looked closely at what Cammy did and I do not see any contact with his stick towards Nino’s face, chest or any other part of his body.  As for the slash, he hit his skate blade.  If anything Nino should have received 2 for diving and a 9.5 from the Russian judge plus the Oscar for Best leading male in a dramatic short.  

    I have seen “death scenes” but this one takes the cake.

     

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  493. RGM says:

    Hey Boone, the link to the Price post-game audio interview takes the listener to the Eller interview.

    Go Habs Go!

  494. Raheem says:

    Hello Friends,

    the teammates for the Cammalleri slash need to be the problem. We have many coward on this team who not drop theyre gloves when our star player get cheesed. I do wish some people who want to make team could step up and fight for our star player so he feel protected and don’t do silly things like hit people in face and ancle.

    But Cammalleri is very arrogant and for this i do not like him much. I hope this can put him in his place.

    Thanks Friends,

    Raheem

  495. Bill J says:

    Try THIS one instead.

    :)

  496. g says:

    Do you think Cammalleri will get a suspension? Please give your reasoning. 

    “Long before I ever wore the jersey, I wore the jersey.” Dryden

  497. Bill J says:

    HUH ? WTF ?

    Arrogant ? 

    Not so much.

    Stands up for himself ?  Yup

    I’ll take the guy who despite a size limitation stands up for himself over a Coward like Niederreitter (sp – who cares he’s pathetic) who blind sides guys or spits on them).

  498. g says:

    Go easy on him. He’s only been an HIO member for a day. NOT a good start Raheem

    “Long before I ever wore the jersey, I wore the jersey.” Dryden

  499. habsfan_61 says:

    wtf was that cammy. very uncharacteristic of you. if swiss miss did spit at you or whatever he did to make you po’ed, there are better ways to retaliate than swinging your stick at someone’s noggin. i see a small suspension  1 or 2 games or none at all.go habs go

  500. Puck Bard says:

    Radio (Canada) Raheem

    “arrest this girl, her hitler hairdo, is making me feel ill”

  501. showey47 says:

    I have a difficult time believing cammy won’t be suspended. Mainly because there was intent. Even if cammy was spit on,he needs to keep his shit together or get even in another way then using his stick. What if bettman  decides to use cammy as an example and throws a 5 game or so suspension at the habs to set some sort of precedent? With markov and harmlik already out,getting off to a good start to the season is imperative and losing cammy also would make this very difficult to do.

  502. Caballero says:

     Cammy was probably seeing red.

  503. DavidKB says:

    General agreement here, however:

    - except for the Islanders’ first goal after O’Byrne fell down, I didn’t think he had a bad game.

    - a 7 to 1 lead late in the game may cause any goalie to relax a bit too much; Price was a little out of position on the last goal (or) the shot was a great one.

    This is not a ‘however’, I just need to say that ‘sublime’ is only one of several adjectives that could be used to describe the play of Tomas Plekanec; he will be an all-star this year. 

  504. linp says:

    I think that swiss cheese is just faking like those soccer players. I have seen so many stick to the back of the leg. No one acted like him.

  505. JF says:

    Some conclusions from last night’s game and the pre-season in general:

    Without Markov and Hamrlik, our defence is at best suspect.  O’Byrne seems to have lost all confidence, Spacek is really struggling (hopefully he’s just taking time to get going), and Picard is prone to error.  The beginning of the season could be tough.

    Both Kostitsyn and Pouliot look a lot better than they did late last season, partly because both apparently arrived in camp in better shape than last year.  They’ve been more involved, going into the corners more, stronger on the puck, and I think Kostitsyn at least has been shooting more.

    Tomas Plekanec is sublime.  If he can keep it up, he’ll have an even better season than last.  Perhaps he’s one of those guys whom the knowledge of the organization’s faith in him pushes to greater heights.

    Price looks OK, and I sort of think he’ll be fine, but I didn’t like seeing him give up late goals in each of his two victories.  This was something that seemed to happen regularly last year, and often the late goal would end up costing us the game. 

    Cammalleri should be suspended a couple of games for the slash on Niederreiter.  The blindside hit did not warrant that kind of reaction, especially in a pre-season game and against a rookie he’d never met.  If it had been Matt Cooke, I would feel differently.

    P.K. played with a lot more discipline last night.  He needs to keep this up.  I think fans are willing to live with his rookie mistakes, but if he keeps taking dumb penalties and costing us goals, their patience might wear thin (so might Jacque Martin’s).

    Eller has earned his spot.  He made a few mistakes last night, but that goal was a beauty.

  506. Mattyleg says:

    They usually do it beforehand.

    Don’t think it’s cool to take people to a bonding session then cut them. Kind of kills the point of bringing them together in the first place! :)

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  507. g says:

    I don’t think there was intent to injure-i was more of a how do ya do. don’t you think?

    problem is, he’s a repeat offender 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cum7t3QTHZs

     

     

    “Long before I ever wore the jersey, I wore the jersey.” Dryden

  508. Raheem says:

    Hello Friend,

    Sorry to upset with my thought. I ment he seems arrogant when talk to media not because of slash. but that just me. Sorry to upset anyone with this thought.

    Sorry,

    Raheem

  509. showey47 says:

    I’m not really concerned about the slash to the calf which almost looked embelished on nino’s part. Its the stick up in the face which might get him suspended. Cammy intentionally stuck his stick in nino’s face. Thats the point i’m making. Don’t know if cammy is considered a repeat offender because i don’t know if he was suspended for the hit on havlat. If he wasn’t suspended,then he isn’t considered a repeat offender.

  510. Ian Cobb says:

    Cammalleri, Just ask Bettman, if you are talking to him, if he ever stood up for himself when assaulted or did he just hide behind his law books.?

    When a kid, a large one at that, takes a shot at the head of a quality pro trying to impress his peers and we do not have an enforcer on teams anymore. Then he needs to be taught a lesson of how to conduct himself, especially in pre season.

    And if it has to be taught with a stick because Cammalleri is smart enough to know that fighting a fella twice his size will not teach the lesson, and Cam might break his hand or worse.

    The kid wanted to injure Cammalleri and nearly did. He had to send a message, I only wish that Cam would of had a meaner streak in him and taken off his head, but the class in him prevailed and he only smacked him on the leg.

    If the league won’t protect a man’s career from an intended head hit, one must stand up and take care of the matter himself. End of story.!

  511. g says:

    pretty sure he wasn’t suspended for the elbow. Not a good star to th eseason

     

    “Long before I ever wore the jersey, I wore the jersey.” Dryden

  512. LA Loyalist says:

    Raheem is entitled to his opinion, germs. 

    Bring it Raheem, lots of us will (high) stick up for you.

     

     

     

    “20 games to a new tagline.”

  513. LA Loyalist says:

    Incontinent post removed.

     

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

  514. LA Loyalist says:

    Anti-Matter – I re-read your post and I totally mis-read it the first time (i had blah, blah in my ear). I agree with you. I had it backwards and retract my statement below. Let me see if I can edit it.

     

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

  515. samTHEman says:

    Nope I’m 20. No kids yet! You’re right that would be a sweet come-home story for a kid

  516. samTHEman says:

    LMAO. Fungul! lol…well i mentioned tickets in light that he would maybe offer me some. Went a little something like this:

    “hey how many games do you go per season?”

    mr. cammalleri:  “between 10 to 15 games, sometimes in buffalo and toronto too”

    - THE END :(

     

  517. Pucker Up says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if “Raheem” is a made-up profile. I thing that someone’s pulling your leg.

  518. HugeHabsFan says:

    Cammalleri is anything but arrogant.  I’ve met him personally and he was a completely genuine and generous person.  He also gives back at every home game by hosting a member of the Canadian military, meeting them after the game with gifts in hand – it’s called “Cammy’s Heroes”.  Not a lot of guys do that kind of thing.  He’s a very intelligent, thoughtful person and I’m wondering if maybe you’re reading him wrong.  Even the writers at the Gazette have good things to say about him.

    ………..

    “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”.

  519. samTHEman says:

    Uncool and Cowardly. Bad Cammi…

  520. Everlasting1 says:

    SShhhhhhhhhh…………………………………….hear that??…………………..world’s smallest violin.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  521. likehoy says:

    i for one am not excited to have timo back, there’s no curing his internet negativity. i don’t care if he’s a devote habs fan, i can’t stand his posts about breezer and mab. we have enough trouble with the price and halak posts but now we gotta listen to him sarcastically diss out powerplay all year long cause we’re missing mab.

    - I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  522. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    Don’t read his posts. There you go, problem solved.

    This time it was free, next time I will have to charge you a quarter.

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  523. Bugs says:

    So ridicule him to the dogs and back; that’s what I do.

    Give you a tip: he’s a Calgary Flamer. His heart ain’t here. Use that to your advantage and crush him. He folds easy.

    I agree with everything you’re saying, Hoya, but I don’t mind Timo BECAUSE he folds easy. Can’t defend himself. Heart ain’t here; it’s in Calgary. So he mentions Bergie, you say “Oh, the guy who got more goals than BOTH your Regher and billion-dollar man Boowmeester (or whatever) got combined? THAT Bergie? Yeah, you Flamers sure got it down.”

    See, Hoya? Easy.

    Take him down, mate!

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  524. punkster says:

    Well, I sliced the requisite number of tee shots today to allow me additional time to ponder the use of a tag line or slogan. As you can see there’s nothing written and the reason is simple. I don’t need one.

  525. Chuck says:

    Ahhh… the strong, silent type, eh?

  526. andrewberkshire says:

    I really expected your new slogan to be “I <3 Kostitsyns!”

  527. Clay4bc says:

    Oh, man…I thought you aere holding a contest…then this gem I found for you is useless?

    Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself.  It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime. 

    ~Potter Stewart

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  528. Chuck says:

    I guess that we’ll find out shortly if the NHL considers Cammy a star player.

  529. andrewberkshire says:

    Be hard to say he isn’t considering he scored more goals in the first two rounds of the playoffs than anyone else scored in 4.

  530. Chuck says:

    True, but still… his last name isn’t Ovechkin or Crosby.

  531. Chuck says:

    True, but still… his last name isn’t Ovechkin or Crosby.

  532. SeriousFan09 says:

    Are you questioning the Wheel of Justice? I heard they just put a new category on it “Being Crosby’s Teammate” is officially an out for a player!

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  533. andrewberkshire says:

    Or Matt Cooke.

  534. andrewberkshire says:

    So THAT’S how Cooke didn’t get suspended for possibly ruining Marc Savard’s career.

  535. SeriousFan09 says:

    More to do with Cooke mirroring Richards and once Campbell went chicken**** and backed out ‘because my son plays for Florida’ and left it for a lackey to determine how to get Richards off of a suspension there was a precedent in order because until 2010, the NHL had no rule about players intentionally blindsiding players with intent to scramble their brains like an egg.

    Proper use of chin straps to keep helmets on enforced by the rules, enforced visors, no-touch icing and even suspensions across the board. The NHL would not be ruined by this but it’ll never happen.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  536. andrewberkshire says:

    But Richards has star status, I think most people would accept Cooke getting slapped down even if Richards wasn’t.

  537. punkster says:

    I wasn’t too damn silent after each and every tee shot today, I’ll tell you that fer sur!

  538. Timo says:

    If you dedicated them all to me, as you have promised last night, I don’t think that language is printable. 

  539. Chuck says:

    Made the ladies blush, did you?  :)

  540. Hagar says:

    I concur. Think Cammy is enough for the job or do we need to upgrade in this regard? “It’s my goal to lead the league in 4 minute roughing things” -Scott Gomez

  541. Timo says:

    Doubt it if it’s him alone. But I like seeing that he is not afraid to lose it. Gomez had some outbursts last year… a slash on an ankle here, a spear in the nudz there… maybe with time other teams won’t be so keen on taking shots at our star players.

  542. Hagar says:

    Gomez was definitely a star for outbursts last year. Cammy’s gunning for him this year though. “It’s my goal to lead the league in 4 minute roughing things” -Scott Gomez

  543. soflohabsfan says:

    Just saw the Nino Niederreiter hit on Michael Cammalleri that was a dirty hit no it does not excuse the swing and slash but it explains why Cammy was so pissed.

  544. Chuck says:

    True. A blindside hit is exactly what the NHL is trying to get rid of, but at least it wasn’t a head shot. Now we can understand why he was so angry, but we’ll have to wait and see if it was enough of a mitigating factor in deciding what Cammy’s punishment (if anything) will be.

  545. habbyone says:

    2 beauties for Eller. 7-1 habs.

  546. fbkj says:

    just received a txt from one of my buddies in jersey that reads “wait were both playing the islanders?”

  547. Seps says:

    thats jokes

     

    We’re not winning the Stanley Cup in the first exhibition game – Carey Price

  548. andrewberkshire says:

    Does anyone else find it ridiculous that people are saying Cammalleri should have dropped the gloves with Niederreiter instead? Nino has 5 inches on Cammalleri AT LEAST, look what happened with Dumont challenging someone way bigger than him a couple games ago. When you’re angry and want revenge, you don’t get yourself into a situation where you just get your ass kicked further. Niederreiter’s hit was the definition of a blindside hit if you watch the video from the NHL. From the side and straight to the head. Cammalleri went over the line in what he did, but considering the situation, and prior punishment the league has doled out, I would be shocked if he even gets a ONE game suspension. It should be a fine and thats it.

  549. Clay4bc says:

    Andrew, I think he should have dropped them as well. There is NO place in the game for stick-swinging incidents. It’s cowardly, really.

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  550. BrianSkrudland says:

    I respect that it was indeed a blindside hit. That kind of crap, though Cammalleri escaped the full brunt of it, is entirely unacceptable. Does it make you mad that I agree with your post, Mr. Berkshire?

  551. gw says:

    Not sure if it was posted, and I know it doesn’t justify Camel’s actions, but apparently Niederreiter spit on Camel and he lost it. Not cool, but damn. After trying to take his head out then spitting on him??

     

     

  552. Pucker Up says:

    “Apparently”? Where did you hear that from?

  553. BrianSkrudland says:

    If he spit on him, I would entirely reverse my stance about this nonsense. Spitting on a guy calls for an absolute but-whuppin’!

  554. Pucker Up says:

    Why don’t you keep it for yourself?

  555. Clay4bc says:

    Thinking about it…was also thinking about something more hockey related for the start of the season.

    I’m getting excited just typing “the start of the season”!

    Damn I love hockey! Go Habs!

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  556. soflohabsfan says:

    I read from Berkies post below that Pleks was saying on tsn that Nino was hitting dirty all night, I hope Cammy gets nothing but I don’t know is name doesn’t end with Crosby or Ovechin and he doesn’t play for the leafs.

  557. andrewberkshire says:

    Think about it though Clay, you’re mad, some kid who literally can not get supplemental discipline from the NHL because he’s going back to junior tries to take your head off, and he’s been playing like that all game. You’re way smaller than him so if you go at him he’ll just take it to you and nothing changes. Makes no sense to drop the gloves. Cammalleri sought to take revenge because he knew there would be no justice for him in the situation if he didn’t. It was the logical thing to do when he lost his temper. Other than ignoring it, I don’t think there’s much else he could have done. If Montreal sent another player after him it would be dubbed gutless even more. Hopefully Niederreiter will think twice now before he tries to take a player’s head off.

  558. SeriousFan09 says:

    Cammy’s not a fighter, rather see Niederreiter out of there with a bruised leg than Cammalleri with a wrecked shoulder from Nieddereiter tacking him to the ice and losing the services of our top scorer for most of the year if not all of it. Komisarek’s fall from grace occured after his little bout with Lucic and mangled his shoulder when Lucic took him down.

    NHL players shouldn’t feel compelled to lose fights and get badly beaten just because it’s the old-boys way of settling everything. He did something stupid in the heat of the moment, but a little stick swinging is a lot better than a non-fighter being put of comission for a chunk of the season.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  559. Clay4bc says:

    Well, yeah…but I think Cammy could beat the kid, bigger or not.

    Either way…I hate stick swinging. I was watching the McSorley incident live (on TV) the night it happened, and I think the only other times I ever felt that sick after a hockey game were when Malarchuk and Zednik got their throats slashed. No place in hockey for stick swinging. I also hate cheap shots from behind though, and maybe the punk had something coming, if not that. But in the end we may lose Cammy for a game or 2, and it’s not worth it. For a team that just barely backed into the playoffs last year by a single point, his absence could cost us a game.

    Just my opinion though…and we all know what that’s worth.

     

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    – George Orwell –

  560. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Or at least some one bigger on the Habs step up and protect the smaller goal scorers and playmakers on the team of which there are many!

  561. andrewberkshire says:

    Like Rob said above though, what if Cammy gets Komisareked? Shoulder injury that could ruin his one timer for the whole year? I’d rather he take the dirty way out that’s less risk to his health.

    And your last line is golden, oh the memories… I hope you know that’s not what I think of you now Clay.

  562. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Absolutely, no room for stick swinging PERIOD! And anyone who thinks in any way acceptance to such matters is in NO WAY A HOCKEY FAN!

  563. LA Loyalist says:

    This is a bad situation. You’ve got a hotted up junior trying to make a name for himself by going after a star player.

    There is no upside here for Cammaleri. Thank g*d he was not hurt.

    I’ll give you an example: when Habs played here (in LA) last year I happened to be sitting near the corner glass where, way behind the play, Hammer quietly and efficiently nearly twisted an LA player’s head off for a previous grievance. He waited patiently for the opportunity to do so.

    That’s how a real pro does it. 

    This kind of scenario worries me as we go into he season. I know nobody was happy with Laraque, and I’ve read that Martin doesn’t like tough guys, but I think we could have a problem this year with nothing-to-lose guys running our best players.

    Surprisingly (coming from me) I don’t think it will be a problem with Price like it was for Halak in the Philly series due to his size and demeanor.

     

     

  564. Clay4bc says:

    Perhaps you misunderstood…I am not suggesting that Cammy should have dropped the gloves – I am suggesting that he should have dropped the gloves as an alternative to what he did do, which was stupid. And if another  team’s player did that to Cammy or any other Hab, you would share my opinion.

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  565. Clay4bc says:

    Oh, I know you don’t, Andrew…I was just poking fun at myself. The way some people react to me here is almost comical at times.

    As for the Cammy situation…of course I don’t want him injured. But I think he should have not used the stick. Fists or nothing. Better nothing, as he was not injured himself.

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  566. andrewberkshire says:

    I agree with most of what you said here, definitely a no win situation for Cammalleri. However we have at least one guy who absolutely needs to make the team who has that nothing to lose mentallity, and it’s Ryan White. He’s not a tough guy by any stretch, but he’s rugged and not afraid of anyone. As for Laraque, he was never a deterrent because no one who would perpetrate the dirty hit would ever feel threatened by him, as he only fought people in his weight class.

    Not much of a threat to someone like Matt Cooke when Laraque says: “Hey Cooke, don’t you dare cheap shot Markov or I’ll beat the tar out of Godard, if he accepts my invite to fight.

  567. SeriousFan09 says:

    I can’t stand fighting in the game and people around here know my opinion on that already, I would rather he swung the stick a little or butt-ended the guy over a fight. His getting the crap knocked out of him and possibly injured does nothing for the team. Fighting is becoming a sideshow in the NHL, no need for our skill players to think it’s an alternative to their frustrations when they could just get badly hurt instead.

     

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  568. andrewberkshire says:

    Agree to disagree. As a small guy who played sports, when you’re physically outmatched by someone who’s taking liberties, sometimes you just snap and use whatever advantage you possibly can.

  569. SLONCOLD says:

    i agree fighting is a side show but it always has been. But to say u would rather him swing the stick like a BABY? imagine if that slash happened to out guy u would be calling for a 10 game suspension. Also i wonder what you would say if you kid did that to another kid? would u be giving him a high-5 saying good job with the stick i’m happy u didn’t fight him? also would wonder what you would say if you child recieved a slash like that…

     

  570. SLONCOLD says:

    100% agree

  571. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’d rather he had done nothing but this idea that dropping the gloves was a better way to sort things out is what I’m against. Players are occasionally going to do stupid things in the heat of the moment and I prefer a little stick-junk than a moronic bout between mismatched opponents.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  572. SLONCOLD says:

    ya and players like you who snap and can’t act like a big boy get a bad rep and then drilled later for being a baby:-)

  573. LA Loyalist says:

    That was funny. thank you. Sometimes I think you and I have sparred, but thanks for a great post.

     

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

  574. SLONCOLD says:

    so is it fine for another player in the league to say well i know i can beat u up pretty bad but since you’re a baby and can’t take a big hit i’ll slash u in the face for fun:-) yaaaa everyone has fun. cheap shots for all.

    you can’t justify the act. saying you don’t want him to fight is one thing, saying that 2 slashes which are an attempt to injure is fine? no sense in your thought process.

    what would you say if one of our players got slashed  and broke a bone ebacuas other team/player didn’t want to fight but reacted with a slash? Me thinks the super fans would be calling for his head:-)

  575. SeriousFan09 says:

    Cammalleri had 22 PIM last season including playoffs, he’s hardly going to develop a bad rep for that. if Carcillo, Cooke and Downie can run around doing what they do and they don’t get taken out by the Player’s Secret League of Enforcement than I’m pretty sure he’s safe from it.

    Cammy gets a little hot under the collar sometimes and he did something stupid but I doubt we’ll see it happen again anytime soon. Disappointing, but this isn’t a scandal like some would seem to think it is.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  576. andrewberkshire says:

    I think we’ve sparred a couple times, but always the good kind, never the name calling kind. Or at least YOU haven’t called ME names. Can’t guarantee the other way around.

  577. andrewberkshire says:

    Pffft. No I didn’t I mostly played goal. What I’m saying is I understand it.

  578. SeriousFan09 says:

    Not advocating the slashes, just saying I mind the slashing less than a guy getting drawn into a lopsided fight he’s going to lose because ‘that’s how men do it’ by getting into fights they’ll lose to determine what exactly?

    Players are going to do stupid things on the ice sometimes, I’m not sure how reenforcing that fights are the way to settle things solves anything is my issue. Slashs are intent to injure but there are rules that punish the player for that and Cammalleri paid for it. Cammalleri would be getting hailed as a hero (despite the PIM time) who stood up for himself if he had tried to fight Niederreiter instead because that’s the mature way to do it when both ways to settle the thing are just stupid but fighting has been glorified while stick-swinging has not been.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  579. andrewberkshire says:

    I swear I ran through bone names in my head for 3-4 minutes before I realised ebacuas was supposed to say ‘because’.

    On a serious note though, From the replay I saw there was no slash to the face. The first slash was in the chest, the second hit the helmet, which although clearly a penalty, doesn’t matter in the slightest. A slash to the helmetted head does absolutely nothing.

    I don’t think anyone is saying what Cammalleri did was ok, what I’ve said, and I believe what many are saying is that in context it’s better that he did that instead of fighting and possibly injuring himself. Better for the Canadiens. The other justifications are to combat calls for suspension.

  580. SLONCOLD says:

    sorry i have 3 OS’s running right now. the stuff in on my linux box is slightly more important that my typing on HIO.

  581. andrewberkshire says:

    Wasn’t trying to be insulting, was making light of it. Calm down.

  582. andrewberkshire says:

    Not at all. Just trying to get into Cammalleri’s mind and see where he was coming from.

  583. RetroMikey says:

    Bobby verbally promised a Cup in Montreal within 5 years when he took over as GM, he failed. 

    At least under Andre Savard he did not promise that but a contending team game in and out and he was a man of his word.  And we had firewagon hockey.

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  584. saskhabfan says:

    Please post a link or provide a source that says gainey guaranteed a cup within 5 years? As usual making up your own stories to you can feel better about yourself. Yet you wonder you have absolute zilch when it comes to credibility and why so many people on this site have fun at your expense. Everybody here knows gainey did not make that kind of statement but way to make yourself look like a dumbass,yet again.

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  585. saskhabfan says:

    Well said,overlooking the facts is what these guys do best. But be careful,now that your are just another one of the very many who have proved RM wrong you will be accused of following him around. Nothing wrong with questioning management or coaching but in the end you should at least want the team to have on ice success. Something RM doesn’t want as he said in many of his previous posts. It went something along the lines of “i want the team to mis the playoffsso i can be proven right”,talk about a self-righteous ego. Yet he wonders why the intelligent posters on this site get on him.

     

     

    “bad analogy- when he first played those wins/losses ??? how many goals did crosby and malkin score that year?”-Observer. When asked why Marc Andre fleury had been sent to the minors when he struggled in his 3rd season.

  586. smiler2729 says:

    The Islanders are a B team no matter who they insert in their lineup, yuck yuck yuck. I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS PRE-SEASON CRAP TO END!!!!

    Why is Timo back? A leopard can’t change his spots, it’ll be the same old negativity no matter what the Habs do, big mistake, HI/O gods, big mistake.

  587. g says:

    everyone deserves a second chance. I like this move by HIO

    “Long before I ever wore the jersey, I wore the jersey.” Dryden

  588. Rugger says:

    Negativity, but with humor.

  589. tony d says:

    Timo’s back? Alright!

  590. ShangaDoo says:

    TIMO! :)

    This must be punkster’s doing with his “FREE TIMO” campaign. 

  591. JF says:

    Could someone explain why Timo was banned in the first place?  Yes, he was negative, but he was often funny.  There are many posters who are both more offensive and more irritating than he was.

  592. RetroMikey says:

    Since I have not been posting much this past summer, why was Timo ousted from this site?

    Being negative on the site?  No harm in that, but I find the issues where if you do not agree with the optimists on this site, they will gang up on you, and there is one fan on this site that always has the last word after I post on this site and makes derogatory comments about me, as a person.  I am a big boy and can handle myself but will not change and jump the bandwagon and agree with all the positive outlookers on this site about the team.

    So the forecaters are predicting us to finish in 8th with a healthy lineup?  Yikes, I hate to see us with an injury riddled lineup where we will be placed.  Tells me we are not good as we want us to be and not improved under Bobby as GM in his tenure.

    I still believe we are too small up front, D issues and definitely goaltending issues.

    Anyways, welcome back Timo!  Say what you have to say!  Democracy, ain’t it beautiful?

     

    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  593. Somethingwithhabsinit says:

    “not improved under Bobby as GM in his tenure.”

    Exactly. Glad to see I’m not the only one who remembers all the first place conference finishes and ECFs this team made right before Bob came in. Results be damned! If forecasters are predicting we make the playoffs with a healthy lineup, then this team is obviously far worse than the one that missed the playoffs 4 out of 5 years. Thank you for having enough courage to overlook the facts.

  594. Ian Cobb says:

    I want the Punkster on the first line on MY team.

    But someone better send TIMO an e-mail that the penalty box door is open.! Will we see him at the Summit.?

    Tonight while all of you watch PK, I am going to check out his kid brother now playing between the pipes for the Belleville Bulls. Price better get it all together, because this kid is going to make it to the show.

    I can just see it now, the two Subban brothers owning both nets at the Bell Center. The crowd goes nuts.!

  595. twilighthours says:

    Timo was without question the most annoying and negative poster to ever post on HIO, but I’m also glad he’s back.  2nd chances are what life’s all about.

     

  596. Bill J says:

    Nah – Tony242/Antoinette took that title away from Timo within the first week of Tony arriving.

  597. Danno says:

    I’d love to but can’t this year. Maybe next time Ian.

     

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

  598. Keith says:

    Ian,

     

    Please tell Stu Hackel not to write anymore laff stories on HIO unless they are to ridicule that team and it’s players and management. Sorry I can’t make it this year though. WAY too busy at work.

  599. Puck Bard says:

    Oh god! I’d managed to forget Tony242.

  600. petrov14 says:

    Washington Capitals have unveiled their 2011 Winter Classic sweater. No surprises. Just a solid throwback

    ______________________________________ Gionta IS Captain.

  601. Ian Cobb says:

    Bugs you were correct sir, that sentence on my earlier post was very poorly writen, sorry, I missed that English lesson while taking my phd.

  602. SmartDog says:

    The school of life can keep you pretty busy.

    ;)

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  603. Anonymous says:

    I like you, you’re alright. Your story is an inspiration to many people and your humour is even better, you’re one of the good guys.

    In response to all the Timo haters, just remember, it’s okay to respectfully disagree with someone but never to the point of dissent, which only causes problems.

    Stay classy kids.

  604. Bugs says:

    PHD???

    PHD in what?

    Cuz last year, you admitted yourself that your written English wasn’t very good, and indeed, you often make stupendous spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. But that’s all fine and good as long as the sense can be discerned, which in the particular case I exposed below, it couldn’t.

    I would imagine that to be a quite an obstacle in obtaining a PHD.

    Ummm, you wouldn’t be…fibbing now, would you, Mr.Ian?

    Or did you complete your studies in Swahili?

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  605. Danno says:

    Ian, I completely understood and agreed with that sentence. Mind you, I’m not a grammar ninny.

     

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

  606. g says:

    you shouldn’t have to apologize. 

    “Long before I ever wore the jersey, I wore the jersey.” Dryden

  607. SmartDog says:

    At a discount, tempting.  He’s got a helluva shot and he likes to put his gloves in peoples faces.  Two things we need more of.

    Think of him as an upgrade on MAB. 

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  608. LA Loyalist says:

    Re-entry Wafers: question for the board

    I know it’s a risk if more than one team wants a player, but it seems very tempting to just wait for the re-entry round and try and get  a guy half-price.

    Would any of you guys take a chance on Souray? I’m not saying he’s Rick Green, he’s not, but, healthy, he’s a huge threat on the power play, and the power play is more critical than ever.

    I can see Washington taking him as insurance on Mike Green. What do you guys think? He’d be $2M, I think with dEdmonton eating the rest.

  609. Everlasting1 says:

    In a nano-second over Spacek, Hamr.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  610. Bugs says:

    First of all, what kind of wafers are we talkin about here, wheat or barley? Cuz I hate barley, I’ll tell you that right now!

    As for Souray, what, play him 9th defenceman?

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  611. SeriousFan09 says:

    He’ll be 2.75 and I say forget him, we want a defensive sieve with a slapshot, PG has MAB’s number. You’d swear Markov was ruled out for the season the way everyone is panicking over the PP situation.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  612. Exit716 says:

    Most players on Wafers tend to have an Albatross type contract.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrqW_BZu5Xk

  613. habstrinifan says:

    No Way! Think of the year wasted on MAB. And Souray at this stage in his career is no better than MAB.

     

    I would prefer we utilise salary on a proper ‘trade’ or give a prospect a chance and live with it for a year. Enough wasting money on stop-gaps.

  614. RJB says:

    Sharks win in a shootout, not an exciting game at all. But now I have the strangest desire to watch the Spengler Cup!!!

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    - Bilbo Baggins

  615. Mark says:

    Naw man, they’re probably Nilla Wafers.

  616. SmartDog says:

    They’re wafer thin!

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  617. Everlasting1 says:

    Ya like beer? :-P

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  618. Bugs says:

    Say, what goes good on wafers anyway?

    Apart from Souray of course?

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  619. Ian Cobb says:

    Thanks

    Lets get married!

  620. habstrinifan says:

    It would seem to me that when ‘push comes to shove’ one MUST dissent to if one disagrees.

  621. habaddict_andy says:

    So, did Timo post anything today? I’m to see what he has to say.

    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  622. Ian Cobb says:

    PHD in cobbism

  623. sholi2000.com says:

    hehe we’re going to have a ton of fun at the Summit!

    I’ve got a PHD as well.

    I’d tell ya but I’d have to ________ Ya.  ;)

    They Call Me Shane

  624. habsperspective says:

    Fearless prediction, Price has a shutout!  And Habs score 3 PP Goals.

     

    LA La la la la…where was I ????

  625. SmartDog says:

    …and elephants will fly out of my butt.

    Did I say that outloud?

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  626. Puck Bard says:

    Thanks for showing up.

  627. Hagar says:

    YEAH!!!!! The FINAL preseason game. I might celebrate by not watching it. “It’s my goal to lead the league in 4 minute roughing things” -Scott Gomez

  628. SmartDog says:

    That’s a good Gomez quote. LOL

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  629. Puck Bard says:

    “Ryan O’Byrne: Tick-tick-tick …“:

    He-he, great stuff, Boone.

  630. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    That doesn’t explain anything. It’s just evidence that Timo WAS banned. I already know that, I want to know why!

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  631. Anonymous says:

    Wouldn’t be the first time.

  632. Bugs says:

    Which wouldn’t be the first time?

    The out loud part or the elephant part?

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  633. habstrinifan says:

    “…. and elephants will fly out of my butt”… There is no laxative like passing a laxodonta.

  634. Matt_in_TO says:

    Does it make me less of a hockey fan looking at that Islanders line-up and not knowing who any of those guys are?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  635. SeriousFan09 says:

    I recognize a couple names… from the 2010 WJC.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  636. Anonymous says:

    You’d be a shitty islanders fan for sure. Most of those guys are nobodys but you probably should know who a couple of those guys are.

  637. Bugs says:

    Not even Bruno Gervais?

    But…no, it doesn’t make you any less of a hockey fan.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  638. Da Hema says:

    Somewhat off topic, but TSN claims there were 23,873 in attendance in Toronto to watch the match between the Argos and Riders. Puh-leeze. If there were more than 15,000–and by the way, about 10,000 of them were cheering for the Riders–I will eat the shorts I am currently wearing.

    Can someone explain why Toronto needs a CFL team? They do not have one now!

    ————————

    Nigel Tufnel: It really puts perspective in things, doesn’t it?

    David St. Hubbins: Oh, too much. Too much fu*king perspective.

    –This is Spinal Tap

  639. pmaraw says:

    thats something i would lie about if i were tsn….

  640. fbkj says:

    in fairness toronto deserves an NFL team

    i wont state how i feel about the cfl as it will only bring ire :P

  641. HabsTrueBlue says:

    Yes there’s a big conspiracy at TSN to play up every Toronto sports team just so that blockhead HIOers can get their knickers in a knot!

  642. Everlasting1 says:

    Still cheaper than Spatch,Hamr. He may have come off a bad year with injuries, but put up great numbers the previous year. He’s no more a sieve than what we have now, and brings in some serious size and toughness.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  643. SeriousFan09 says:

    What do we do with Spacek and Hamrlik exactly? It’s not like they’re hot trade commodities and both of them are much better on defence than Souray is.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  644. Everlasting1 says:

    That’s debatable. Just saying..we’ll see how the season goes. Trade deadlines are often surprising too.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  645. Born in a Bad Year says:

    Are you kidding? Worse than anything we have now?  The last year he played for the Habs, if you looked at player stats for defencemen, he was all alone on the last page.  Worst plus-minus stat in the entire NHL.

    We don’t have anything close to that bad. 

  646. slapshot777 says:

    What the hell is the fans problem tonight ? I mean jeering Price in dump ins and minor saves, what gives? Are the fans that boo really that idiotic?

     

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  647. larisalapointe says:

    Seems more like they are trying to encourage him. (I know it’s weird but that’s what I get)

  648. likehoy says:

    i love how martin’s taking the last exhibition game not to warm up his full lineup with gionta and gomez as well, but to make it a battle of 4th liners. 

    a 4th liner is still going to be a 4th liner :P.

    - I support Carey Price as the Number 1 Goalie!

  649. SeriousFan09 says:

    Prospect update for your day: Brendan Gallagher, the 5’8″ scoring dynamo has 5G, 5A in 5 games so far this season for the WHL Vancouver Giants despite the team being 2-3-0 so far. He has not failed to score in any of his games yet.

    Prospect “Scandals” so far: Danny Kristo was cited for underage drinking by the University of North Dakota and will sit out an exhibition game, but is cleared for the first regular game of the season. Kristo is 20 years old for the record, meaning if he’d been playing with guns, that would’ve been cool but since it was *gasp* beer, it was mortifying.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu.
    http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  650. HabFab says:

    Leblanc has scored in all of his three games also (1 + 5). The competition is on! And both are averaging 2 points a game , the gauntlet has been thrown.

  651. adam76 says:

    playing with guns?

  652. Puck Bard says:

    Thrashers and Blue Jackets @ 6:00: I am STOKED!

  653. Matt_in_TO says:

    Of course I know a few of them but I’d say about 90% of them I don’t recognise. 

     

    - In Price We Trust

  654. habsgod says:

    welcome back timo

  655. quentin_stuckley says:

    damn.  i was hoping the islanders would have dressed a little more nhlers than this.  it’s our last throw-away game, i’d hate to waste it on primarily players we won’t see again this year.  still, a game is a game, and legace has been around, but i won’t read much into a victory, should we get one.  any idea who we’re dressing as d?  saw that the top 6 forwards are tried and true.  now to see what they can do.  i’m cheering for pouliot tonight.  he’s been close, and i think if he can just bend the twine, or slide just one puck beyond the goal line his confidence will rise.  we need you pouliot.

  656. aemarchand11 says:

    How many people here would jump ship to the Nordiques if they returned?

    I personally would not, but theres no doubt a lot of Nordiques fans became Hab fans (over time) since the team left in the 90′s.

    Go Habs Go!
    2010-2011

  657. Ian Cobb says:

    Just the political fans that can not stand the word Canadiens. But they were never on board anyway, they just swim around the ship like sharks.

  658. Tremblant Habs Fan says:

    Isn’t that disgusting? I was watching 4 à 7 on RIS the other day and one of the two clown hosts said that his worst hockey memory was when naslund scored the game winner to eliminate the Nords from the playoffs! And this scum is hosting a show that promotes the Habs? What’s going on here? He and the ‘Tigre’ can jump ship for all I care.

  659. punkster says:

    My tag now reflects a more global view.

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  660. HabFab says:

    Yeah, yeah!!

    One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!

    Didn’t your golf score reduce your swollen head or still on the HIGH are we?

    ;) ;)

  661. Ian Cobb says:

    punkster, you now have a seat beside big Jean at the Bell.

    I HAVE A DREAM speech!

  662. Everlasting1 says:

    That’s a laugh..

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  663. Bugs says:

    Yeah, but it’s just as lame as the old one.

    C’mon, man!

    Give us sumpin we can USE.

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  664. twocents says:

    Thanks for the updates. Nice to see the kids are alright.

  665. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    you’re a persistent spammer arent you?

  666. Puck Bard says:

    Aaaaaaugh! Stop saying the word

  667. TripleX says:

    Moderators please ban this annoying spammer.  The rest of us will make sure to avoid his site like the plague.

     

     

    ‘Cogito ergo doleo’

  668. christophor says:

    the islanders will be icing a B-team for opening night as well. 

  669. Ian Cobb says:

    Timo’s out of the penalty box

    I think it will register with more of us a little more now. That we all enjoy our time with each other on this fantastic site, and must think a little more what we say here. It is very easy in the safety of our own computers to spit out stuff without proper respect given to the whole family. Freedom of speech yes! but with respect.

    I have caught myself barking at times also. So for the sake of us all on here, we need to think a little first before posting and then correct myself and others who err politely with humor when we cross the line.

    There will always be trolls and trouble makers, but it is how we respond to them that will determine the quality of our HIO community that we all enjoy.

  670. Bugs says:

    Thanks, dad.

    (btw, the sentence after the barking one makes no sense. like…none. read it back to yourself and see. think you were trying to say 3 things at once. concentrate. mr.ian. focus. precision. THEN strike)

    Freedom of speech, y’all!

    Reprovingly reproof-proof, here sits

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Assistant Head Honcho to what goes down in Chinatown, Big Cheese at Flannelcorp Media, and Lead Copy-boy at Habsbros Hard Data Factory: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  671. TOEmastro says:

    lol, you cant flex in the States

  672. jennifer1984 says:

    i just flipped on CBC to watch in between periods and not that it matters what PJ has to say but he says Cammy will get suspended……

     

    not good if he does. But Nino took it like a baby and Cammy doesn’t do that stuff. Hopefully he wont be suspended

  673. HabFab says:

    But they were never on board anyway, they just swim around the ship like sharks.

     

    Good one Ian…so so true!!

  674. thebigguy says:

    Come now. Not every Nord fan was un vrai pure laine and not every habs fan is a maudit-anglais.

  675. punkster says:

    Haha…just on my way to the humiliation now…I’ll report later.

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  676. linp says:

    Spacek fell down before the guy hit him.

  677. jennifer1984 says:

    i’ll just post some more. i am watching the game. but thank god for laptops

     

    what the hell was that guys deal with Spacek? Dragging him by the jersey? BS!

    the best thing about White is that he’ll fight AND he can play hockey


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