Josh Gorges on HNIC

In case you missed it, a customarily excellent Elliotte Friedman Inside Hockey feature on my man Josh Gorges.



  1. Richrebellion says:

    Dont forget that we also got pacioretty in that trade to top it off, that trade was amazing! Pacioretty is gonna turn out to be a really sick player too. 

  2. arcosenate says:

    That was great, he is something special, and he’s a straight shooter too.  I hope he shoots a few straight past Fleury tonight.

    It was interesting to hear the Pens had either the first or second pick for 4 years in a row.

    Even a moron like me would be able to build a contender with those choices.



  3. ths says:

    Great story !

    Heartwarming and powerful. It just shows you what a loving family can do

    For me the most powerful part was watching his mother on the couch at the end so excited and proud you could see her looking over at dad tearing up.

    I think the Habs will win tonight because Josh wants to make that call to dad after the game and tell him

    “We did it dad. We beat Syd”

    Ooh Aah Habs on the war path

  4. HABdriven says:

    Great feature!  JG is part of the reason why the Habs have been doing so well during the playoff season and why they will pull it off again tonight.  They have superb character guys like Gorges to help lead the team. 

  5. RJ says:

    What a great piece on a great kid from a great family. So thrilled to see his development over the years.

    “My face is my mask,” Gump Worsley

  6. VancouverHab says:

    Bob is looking damn good right now.

  7. VancouverHab says:

    Gomez, Cammi, Gill, Gionta, Markov, Gorges in that order.

  8. VancouverHab says:

    I love it. Add Moen to that list too.

  9. VancouverHab says:

    No. (I don’t miss Rivet.)

  10. habber86 says:

    Boy. How you like the leadership on this team now compared to a few years ago? Simply aren’t enough C’s and A’s to go around what with Gorges, Gomez, Cammalleri, Gionta, Gill, Markov. All these guys are very deserving of a letter.

  11. Dintrox says:

    I disagree with Don Cherry on a lot of things but he’s right sometimes. He was right about Gorges and for showcasing the biased reffing during coach’s corner.

    December 4, 2009 – Elmer Lach’s jersey took its rightful place with the Rocket’s in the rafters.

  12. Dintrox says:

    Inside Hockey Don Cherry even Peter Puck are available at cbc sports.


    December 4, 2009 – Elmer Lach’s jersey took its rightful place with the Rocket’s in the rafters.

  13. the_larry says:

    I got a bit of dust in my eye after that. His parents must be EXTREMELY proud to hear all of that said of their son.

  14. KC64 says:

    A good feature and yeah… almost made me tear up….Josh has been a true warrior for us, and shame on those who scoffed at Bob Gainey for making this trade….do you miss Rivet now????

    Hopefully Josh has his big partner Gill back tomorrow night.

    GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  15. Castor says:

    I still think GIO should be Captain. His leadership & experience is what makes him great. LOVE LOVE Josh and he should definitely be an alternate. You know what? As I was typing this I realized how great and important these playoffs have been to show how great our team is and where our weaknesses are. I’m very happy with this season.

  16. ShangaDoo says:

    Aww shucks, made me tear up a bit.

    Gorges is a good guy man.

    There are too many feel good stories on this team.

  17. SarahMc33 says:

    That is pretty much the cutest thing ever!!

  18. DLHABSNUT65 says:


    Love the story…He’d make an excellent captain!!! His team mates love him!!

  19. SPATS says:

    He’s the admitted leader of the young guns, but defers to The other G’s for the veterans (Gill, Gionta, Gomez)

    lets bring this back tomorrow night

  20. longtimehabsfan says:

    Can’t get enough of this HNIC feature on JG.

  21. elenar011 says:

    Someone give this guy the “C” already. Can’t think of anyone else that would be more fitting.

  22. Hockey Socks says:

    Here’s hoping he stays a Hab for years to come.

  23. Plek-Andrew says:

    What a guy… since his second season, people have been saying he should be captain. I definitely agree with that!


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  24. avatar_58 says:

    What an awesome story. Always liked Gorges since he first got here, his stock has risen with every year. This year he REALLY stepped it up with all the old guys leaving. Cherry I agree, I would LOVE to see a character guy like this as our Captain.

  25. Chuck says:

    With so many question marks and new players heading into this season, it was essentially one big experiment; I fully expected the young guys to get regular shifts all season, regardless of mistakes, to work along side the veterans and character guys to develop their games.

    We might have sucked this year, but it would have paid dividends for ’10-’11.


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

  26. showey47 says:

    Great story. I will be the first to admit when gorges came over i saw him as nothing more then a throw in and didn’t expect him to be in the long term plans. He couldn’t crack the top 6 and i believe a long term breezer injury gave him his chance to prove himself by getting the chance to play a regular shift hence allowed to develop as a player. Now,3 years later he has been on our #1 shut down pair with gill. Take note JM.

  27. VancouverHab says:

    Holy crap! We’ve gotta start claiming Don Cherry here (& Ron McLean for his closing comments.) “The real hero is Josh Gorges: he looks like Doug Harvey out there.”

    That’s the highest praise we can get! Go CBC.

    (Did I just write that?!)

  28. hipster says:

    love him! hard working and tons of heart! you make us proud HABS fans Josh! 

  29. danp says:

    Excellent – thanks for that Mike. Seeing the last bit with Josh’s dad with a tear in his eye says it all.

  30. Shublips says:

    Absolutely awesome piece on what seems like an awesome guy.  That is the best trade Gainey made during his tenure: Craig Rivet for 1st round pick (Max Pacorietty) and Josh Gorges?  Wow, nice move.

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  31. Harani says:

    Such a good trade for Bob!

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

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