Join HIO crew Thursday to chat Habs

Brasserie Le Manoir, where the HIO crew will greet site visitors and hecklers this Thursday evening.
Allen McInnis, Gazette

Pat Hickey on Thursday’s HIO event

Since hockey season must almost be over, Habs Inside/Out is idling back a bit. But a “team dinner” for those of us who keep the site afloat seemed unfulfilling without the participation of the HIO users in the Montreal area who often ask where they can find us to talk hockey, so…

HIO founding members Dave Stubbs and Mike Boone, joined by Gazette hockey beat writer Pat Hickey and HIO contributor Kevin Mio, plan to break buns and sip a pint (singular?) on the West Island this coming Thursday, July 15 at Brasserie Le Manoir, at the southwest corner of Hymus and St. Jean boulevards in Pointe-Claire.

We’ll then hang around to chat Habs with anyone (18 and older ONLY) who wishes to drop in to join us from 7:30 pm until whenever. Spread the word. It will be extremely informal and we’ll not be buying chow or beer beyond our own – we’ve got new owners and we’re not pushing the expense-report envelope yet.

The AMT’s 200, 202 and 203 buses stop almost at the door. Please plan your transportation accordingly.

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re pretty sure you’ll join us, let us know with a comment below; we’d like to advise Le Manoir on Thursday morning so they can prepare some space for us. And please, use Comments on this post only to discuss this event; use other posts for general chatter.


  1. KenD29 says:

    Sounds great. See you there!

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  2. Julie H says:

    Thanks :) From the looks of your profile and your current location, I’m guessing I won’t be seeing you there. I quite like your quote, by the by.

    “I know you’re wise beyond your years, but do you ever get the fear that your perfect verse is just a lie you tell yourself to help you get by?”

  3. habfan53 says:

    As you can see grandkids are the BEST

  4. KenD29 says:

    The way we like it!

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  5. KenD29 says:

    Did he have to sell the Manoir to buy the team?!

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  6. Matthew says:

    A brewpub only if you consider Anheuser-Busch InBev products microbrewed…

  7. notbigbird says:

    Conratulations Ian. Grandchildren are the greatest.

  8. Chuck says:

    You’ll definitely get a few more of the boys out!


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  9. Garry Bettman says:

    Great, thanks!


    EDIT: Spoke too soon! One of the pesky buggers just fell off.

  10. hasboon says:

    nah guy its all naturel

  11. Traf27 says:

    I’ll drop by for sure. Can’t wait

  12. Julie H says:

    Seeing as I will be working at the Holiday Inn just up the street, I’ll probably join you guys once I’ve closed the place down. At least, I hope you’ll still be there past 10

  13. Bash says:

    Arriving in Montreal from NL at 5:00 P.M…supposed to be in Lancaster for supper but this sounds hard to pass up!


    “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” (anon)

  14. HabFanSince72 says:

    EVERYONE must be 18 years old or older

     In Montreal? I don’t think so.

  15. hasboon says:

    hows the nipples i transplanted on you?

  16. hasboon says:

    cool story bro

  17. Ian Cobb says:

    I was ready to drive the 401 to the West Island until my son phones and tells me he is visiting here with my unseen yet new grandaughter, Thursday afternoon.

    What bad timing. Have a great dinner and visit, sounds like a fun night.

  18. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    are you kidding?  he’s the guest of honor.

  19. HabFab says:

    What and give up his freedom, safety and prosperity? This after the sacrifices his family made to escape their native land and come here.

    Timo! Say it ain’t so!





    He actually needs real help now :)

  20. The Beer Guy says:

    Just to let you all know, EVERYONE must be 18 years old or older. If you don’t look like Dave’s age group, please bring ID if not 2 pieces of ID.

    Cheers! See you there. I wonder if Mr. Lach will stop by?

    You’re going to love my nuts!

  21. Exit716 says:

    Is the kid that trashed Hickey’s car invited?


  22. Exit716 says:

    I’d join you all but I’m hanging out with Larry Robinson on his boat at its undisclosed location.


  23. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    You guy’s need to have a mini-summit here in South Florida,  guaranteed good times.

  24. Garry Bettman says:

    Bettman: 10!

    Owned, children!

  25. Keith says:

    A Brew Pub? Excellent Dave, sure wish I could go and hoist a few with all of you. Microbrewed beer is the BEST imho.

  26. HabFanSince72 says:

    Le Manoir sounds like a nice place.


  27. ProHabs says:

    Is it true that there will be a surprise guest appearance from Timo.

  28. alestar says:

    I’ll try my darndest to be there (family commitments and all that..)

    If I’m not, hoist a pint (or three…) for me!


    XXIV…and counting

  29. The Capitalist Pig says:

    So this is where BALLS holds their super secret meetings!

    This Friday on RADIO FREE TIMO: Challenging The System: How Peter Laviolette Lived to Tell the Tale — hosted by Tony242.

  30. Paulin98C says:

    Stubbs =1  Molson =0

  31. johnny_habs_4ever says:

    Booner, that … kinda … sounds … like a repressed childhood memory. 

    I’ll be looking forward to that chapter in your memoir. Just make sure to send me an autographed copy.



  32. Propwash says:

    I’d love to go! Im 50/50 on confirmation though. All depends on funds.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  33. The Capitalist Pig says:

    No! After crossing the border in Vermont, he has decided to seek asylum in the Lower 48.

  34. Dave Stubbs says:

    That’s unlikely. There is no Molson product sold at Le Manoir.

    Dave Stubbs
    Habs Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter:

  35. hasboon says:

    nah nah nah

  36. Mike Boone says:

    Only if they identify themselves, so we can stuff them into their lockers.

  37. johnny_habs_4ever says:

    Troll racist!

    Hey buddy, I suggest you go hang out with Mel Gibson. I hear he’s a huge Habs fan.

  38. Geoff Molson says:

    Ex all around, on me!

  39. hasboon says:

    its not under a bridge so im guessing no

  40. johnny_habs_4ever says:

    Are trolls allowed to participate in the micro-summit?

  41. SeriousFan09 says:

    Why does all the cool stuff happen in MTL after I move away? Away in 07-08, Conference Title and 2nd-round of the playoffs. Back home, imploding season and swept from the playoffs. Move away, Conference Finals and multiple missed opportunities for meeting players and Habs I/O people.

    Clearly, I must stay away from Montreal for the good of the Canadiens and the fanbase at large. You can all thank me when the Dynasty run begins in 10-11.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  42. havok says:

    count me in so I can pester Mr Stubbs about goalie gear!

    Naah, just want to enjoy a Guinny…seriously…and then ask If I can name my Ball Hockey team the Stubby Booners…

  43. Toe Blake says:

    I’ll be there in spirit boys! Have a few pints on me.

    RADIO FREE TIMO: Where every shot at the Habs is on goal!

  44. Max_a_million says:

    Anyone coming up from Vermont want to carpool?

  45. Mattyleg says:

    I’m way out of town until mid-Aug.

    Have to catch you the next time. Have 7 pints and a hot chicken sandwich for me.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  46. JD_ says:

    As it’s a five-minute jaunt for me, I have no excuse not to be there.

    See you around the appointed time.


  47. Dave Stubbs says:

    Hick’s driving in from a different area code midafternoon to avoid traffic on the bridges, probably going to a matinée just so he’s not late. Now that’s true dedication!

    Pat’s Tuesday Standing Pat column will be on this colossal event. We’ll link it when it’s available.

    Dave Stubbs
    Habs Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter:

  48. mike g says:

    I’ll try my best to pass by around 8:30 or 9.

    I’m guessing that’s the “cool” time to pass by, not too early/not too late?

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  49. Mike Boone says:


    Hickey is passed out, Stubbs is at the Lakeshore ER and Boone’s been taken into custody.

    But Mio is buying till midnight.

  50. Kamal Panesar says:

    An eve of drinking and talking Habs with the Habs beat writers?  Ummm, where do I sign?


    I’ll likely be there plus 1.  You’ll recognize me as the smiley guy in my avatar, sans shades.

    Maybe I can get Dave to agree to let me interview him.  :-O

    Follow Kamal on, Facebook and Twitter

  51. yathehabsrule says:

    Hey guys,

    Sounds like a great idea, but I’ll have to pass. Just had a week off and I am off again in August, so I’ll need to skip this one.


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  52. danedmunds says:

    I wish I lived in Montreal. Toronto sucks.

  53. Jonnyboy says:

    Micro Summit to the Micro Summit in Toronto? I might just be down of that.

  54. kempie says:

    No man, Calgary sucks.

  55. mike g says:

    You figured out my plan, Booner…

    I was gonna wait until you guys were all gone to stirr up some stuff. Thinking of wearing an “I Love PG+BG” t-shirt, with “Price” on the back. After a few rounds, someone was surely gonna sart something.

    And Mio’s the youngest one, the rookie. He wouldn’t be able to control a bunch of crazy/drunk Habs fans. Heck, it’s impossible to control a sober Habs fan!

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

    I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  56. KenD29 says:

    That’s when it all gets interesting!

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  57. Kevin Mio says:

    I might be buying, but I will be using your Amex, Boone.

  58. RandyKlemola says:

    My mother works in the ER at the Lakeshore, I’ll make sure she takes great care of Stubbs!

  59. Danno says:


    More like warn.


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

  60. emann_222 says:

    I’d love to come but feel way outta my league! … but Maybe – Just maybe ………….

  61. yathehabsrule says:

    Just got word that Crudessence will be catering the event. “Try the tofu!” – BGL

    Anyone else find it curoius that the first four letters of this natural lifestyle/vegan restaurant is “Crud”?


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  62. thirdstone says:

    No, since it’s a raw restaurant. Crue means raw in french. It’s a play on words.

  63. SeriousFan09 says:

    Habs have sacked Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Lorne Goldenberg according to RDS, the previous S&C coordinator left the team last season to do his own work. Team is now going to get a 3rd S&C guy in 3 years, how about a little consistency from the team on physical fitness?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  64. ProHabs says:

    Terrible news, just devasting to the team.

  65. c.robillard says:

    Might as well pack it in then.

  66. Chuck says:

    Ditto! Kilgour’s, anyone?


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  67. HabsAndNothingElse says:

    Hey Dave,

    From everyone at the manoir on friday night, thanks for the shoutout, I forgot to post it on the other thread.

    Just like friday, I can’t wait to talk habs with some of the biggest habs fans in the city!

    See you thursday.

    ——————– Habs Hockey Nothing Else Matters –CH–

  68. daveho29 says:

    Havn’t been to the Manoir in a long time,as a matter of fact havn’t been to any Brasserie in a long time. Really tough to find one in B.C.


    I could really go for a “real” smoked meat sandwich right now.

  69. habby1 says:


    i will be there


    All work and no Hockey makes Kyle a dull boy
    Hockey Lives Here

  70. Chester says:

    Gosh …

    Just reinforces my mind set,


    Adios Buckoos, have your little club, emphasis on little, or small.

  71. madcap_habsfan says:

    im working until 9 that night but my coworker and i were planning on stopping by to get a drink there afterwards before i found out you’d all be there..hope it’s ok to stop by and say hi :)

  72. Ronin says:

    I’m coaching my daugter’s football (soccer) team in Ile Perrot but maybe I’ll be able to swing by after for a bit.  It would be nice to put some faces to names.


  73. habfan53 says:

    WOW that place is still open! I used to hang out there 35+ years ago. The old CFOX was across the street.

    Unfortunately it is now a 6 1/2 hour drive have a great time and leave your keys at home.   

  74. Dave Stubbs says:

    Ah, CFOX. I worked there, summer of 1975, a few months before a career in newspapers called. I produced Ted Tevan’s show for a few months and spun an ovenight disco (!) show on Saturday nights. Here I am in master control a few minutes after 5 am, probably cueing up a Donna Summer EP. Gruesome. The music and me.

    Don’t miss Marc (Mais Oui!) Denis’s superb CFOX tribute page. It’s here.

    Dave Stubbs
    Habs Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter:

  75. byrneoNL says:

    Well, it’s no U2 concert … but it will probably wind up being way more fun! Boone – I’m coming all the way for St. John’s for this! Someone has to represent the Newfies and it sure ain’t gonna be Michael Ryder.  I’ll buy the first round, but I’m gonna need a photo with the crew to bring back for my buddy Brad Yetman (huge HIO fan) just to have over him.

    I’m RSVPing for 3 – Me, my girlfriend (she doesn’t know it yet) and my long time friend, and Montreal native, Danny.

    Can’t wait!!


  76. habfan53 says:

    Were you a local West Islander or just lucked out.  I remember running into Gord Jr and Joe Cannon either at “the Bra”  or the tavern downstairs from the station 

  77. Dave Stubbs says:

    A native. My late father, Hal, was in Montreal radio for many years and I followed him, for a time, into that business. But since then my life has spiralled downward until I’ve found myself here…

    Dave Stubbs
    Habs Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter:

  78. KenD29 says:

    For a minute I thought you were going to say spiralling downward from nights at The Maples or The Pioneer !

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  79. SIENNA says:





  80. Kingofswing74 says:

    ill be there!!! cant wait

  81. HABdriven says:

    Just arrived in Montreal and will definitely try to make it. 

  82. Julie H says:

    So who is willing to save me a seat? :)

    “I know you’re wise beyond your years, but do you ever get the fear that your perfect verse is just a lie you tell yourself to help you get by?”

  83. The Teacher says:

    What is this stupidity. I don’t know what’s worse. Endless line combinations, reading variations of the old Cournoyer12, or this stupid Timo garbage.


    If he acted like a seemingly normal person, maybe he wouldn’t have gotten banned. Maybe him getting banned was better for his own mental health anyways.


    Must be Yeats. Who else?

  84. The Capitalist Pig says:

    Just another of your periodic gems. Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

  85. The Teacher says:

    What’s your beef with the site now? They ruined your idea of free speech? Get over it.

  86. The Capitalist Pig says:

    Your posts are the proverbial oily discharge. Very infrequent, yet entirely discomforting when they occur.

  87. The Capitalist Pig says:

    Not at all! I originated the concept of “Full Breezer,” but was very flattered when others embraced it and brought it to its full potential.

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