Leafs fall

Hey, wasn’t Mike Komisarek awful?


Pat Hickey’s game story

• Hickey on David Desharnais

Quick Hits and About last night …

Arpon Basu on David Desharnais and Benoit Pouliot

Pierre Ladouceur’s analysis


  1. blu3chip says:

    Part of me hopes we face the Flyers again in this year’s playoffs and take them out in style.

    But realistically it is probably much safer to let someone take them out for us…

  2. dre1744 says:

    I think Toronto quickly found out that all there high priced D man are over rated like Beauchemin who they traded can’t play without Neidemyer, Komaserik can’t function without Markov, and Phenuef is a bum without Reghyer…. Shennn well hes just a shitty Dman. Kabrele hes a shell of his former self can the guy even shoot the puck anymore……

  3. InGaineyWeTrust says:

    “Also, if anyone thought Cherry took a night off from his Hab-bashing, or Subban-bashing, think again.  A not so subtle little bobblehead of Milan Lucic sitting on the table in front of Cherry didn’t escape my eye.”


    I don’t particularly love Don Cherry, but wow, the asinine lengths some people go to, to whine about his opinion(s).


    And.. and Milan Lucic bobblehead is Hab/Subban-bashing, is it? Like, it’s not just showing support for the team he loves and coached for, it’s just taking a crap on the Habs? That’s really what you deduce from all of this?

  4. LA Loyalist says:

    Maybe we don’t want Markov coming back early? Maybe he came back TOO EARLY the last time?

    Maybe we just are patient and light candles and hope he comes back 100% for next year.

  5. novahab says:

    CBC and the Leafs media which is all english newspapers and TV in Canada crap on PK because they are jealious he is on the Habs. Can you imagination if he was on the Leafs he be JC coming back to Toronto. Then again if he was a Leaf he be ruin by now as a player. As Habs fan we do have to give a thank you to Burke he makes sure the Leafs are one team we don’t have to fight for a playoff spot with.

  6. puck face says:

    OMG !! i agree with you , i feel dirty.

  7. arcosenate says:

    I am getting pretty tired of everyone crapping on PK, it’s getting more than a bit suspicious if you ask me.

  8. jimmy shaker says:

    Wasn’t Mike Komisarek awful?

    He’s been awful ever since Lucheese tuned him. Thankfully Burkie came along and took him off our hands. Cheers to Burkie!


  9. Fansincebirth says:

    Are you referring to that wonderful little bit by TSN this morning?

    I popped on here to ask WTF is with this fascination with PK from everyone? It’s like he’s some kind of monster out there on skates.

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  10. observer says:

    The headline “Leafs fall”? Say what? How could they fall when they already are on the ground and far outside of the playoffs?

  11. Fansincebirth says:

    I thought it was hilarious in the 3rd when CBC did their ‘Close Up’ segment and highlighted how much of a failure Kessel is.

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  12. observer says:

    has absolutely nothing to do with racism as the media geniuses have all decided among themselves and so never mention it, but one caller after another on talk radio think different. and its been going on from game 1 of the season, when leafs a low level team who never played against subban before went after him all game long.

  13. Bugs says:

    Was it Hickey or was it you Booner who told me that despite Dezzy dominating every league he’s ever played in, he couldn’t play in the NHL? Somethin about not fast enough for his size, if I remember. Was it Hickey or was it you that told me there was more to gain from sticking with Eller if Dezzy was the alternative?

    I think it was you but after Hickey’s confession, I’m not too sure and I don’t want to sue the wrong person.

  14. Danno says:



    Triple-low-five Celebration

    People try to put us down
    Just because we’re from H-H-Hamilton
    Jacques Martin’s system’s awful c-c-cold
    I hope I retire before I get old

    Talkin’ ’bout

    Triple-low-five celebration
    Triple-low-five celebration
    Triple-low-five celebration…

    Why don’t you all f-f-fade away
    Don’t try and change how we all play
    We’re not trying to cause a b-big s-sensation
    Triple-low-five celebration

    Triple-low-five celebration
    Triple-low-five celebration
    Triple-low-five celebration…

    People try to put PK d-d-down.
    Just because he’s the talk of the town.
    Not trying to laugh at Leaf Nation
    Triple-low-five celebration

    Triple-low-five celebration
    Triple-low-five celebration
    Triple-low-five celebration…

    This is my celebration
    This is my celebration, baby


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

  15. Habitoban says:

    Subban is paying the price for being what used to be called an “uppity n..n..n…. new guy.”

  16. Tremblant Habs Fan says:

    Anyone see the feature on Jordan Subban playing for Team Ontario at the Canada Games? He’s a puck moving defencemen and was asked about the similarities with his older brother PK. He said they’re pretty much the same, but he’s better looking than him! Come on PG, get ready to draft this kid in a few years!

  17. puck face says:

    i laughed off the racism angle at first , now i’m not so sure and unless someone makes batently racist comment it will never be addressed because it’s somehow taboo , you can bet the media will fail to do their job on this one.

  18. novahab says:

    I am going to put this question out again. Has any one heard anything about Markov returning before the season is over?

  19. habs365 says:

    great game by the Habs

  20. Danno says:

    Totally unconfirmed. But I saw a post by someone (can’t remember who) yesterday saying/asking about Markov skating…


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

  21. HardHabits says:

    Did you maybe stop to think why no-one is responding to that question?

  22. puck face says:

    May 8th is the official date.

  23. Danno says:

    Sign on Mike Komisarek’s door…



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

  24. TommyB says:

    Totally nothing to do with the game, but WTF was that Coach’s Corner thing all about with Cherry as some hero Mountie from the past, and Maclean as some historic criminal from the Yukon?  Was I the only one shaking my head and sticking needles in my eyes and ears?  Totally ridiculous segment.

    Also, if anyone thought Cherry took a night off from his Hab-bashing, or Subban-bashing, think again.  A not so subtle little bobblehead of Milan Lucic sitting on the table in front of Cherry didn’t escape my eye.  It wasn’t there by accident.   A bobblehead, and a bubblehead, together as they should be.

  25. novahab says:

    Yea I did because I know how to think . Don’t be surprise if PG doesn’t trade for a D-man because he knows Markov is coming back early.

  26. Bob_Sacamano says:

    One thing I didn´t get last night. AK46 played a couple of shifts on the Pleks line and Gionta with Gomez. Why didn´t Martin keep it that way? Kostitsyn is so much better with Peks, hasn´t got any chemistry with Gomez while Gionta is capable of playing good hockey with any center. Pouliot – Desharnais – Kostitsyn would also be an interesting line but please, no more Gomez-AK 46 on the same line.


  27. TommyB says:

    I don’t think I’m asinine, but don’t mind if you do think I am. I’m okay with that. And yeah, I do think it was a direct shot at Habs fans that he had that Lucic bobblehead sitting there. With the memory of the last B’/Habs game still fresh in everyone’s minds. Going to great lengths? I don’t think so. Cherry bashes PK every chance he gets, and Lucic gave Subban a nice crosscheck over the head when he was being held down, and the Bruins ran him all night long. Stretch? Read between the lines. Anyway, opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one.

  28. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    The bobblehead was there for Komisarek to flick at with his fingers, since his own head never bobbled back from his encounter with the mighty Milan.

  29. gohabsgo25 says:

    hey does anyone know when cammy is suppose to come back i hope hes back for the heritage classic.

    because he really wants to play this game and destory his former team.


  30. Hobie Hansen says:

    I was sitting down low at the game last night and I couldn’t help but keep an eye on how poorly Michael Komisarek is playing. Its remarkable how he’s completely lost his mojo. I guess not playing with Markov, getting beaten up by Lucic and playing with wonky shoulder has ruined his career?

  31. WestHab says:

    mk looked lost last night. He has become totally invisable. The fans didn’t even boo him so much as before. Let’s face it his last season here was poor. It was a blessing that Bob could not sign him.

    – Who will be at the Heritage Classic?

  32. JF says:

    The RDS guys said last night that the shoulder isn’t healing as fast as it should.  I don’t think there’s any timetable yet for his return.

  33. Kooch7800 says:

    Apparently he is skating and taking shots but is still a long shot for next weekend

  34. WestHab says:

    Mike tweeted a few days ago that he was working hard to get back. At the beginning of the week tsn said he would be able to practice this weekend but the Habs did not practice. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he is ready to go a week from today. I was afraid “they” might have jinxed him when “they” issued a Cammy version heritage Classic jersey.

    – Who will be at the Heritage Classic?

  35. Mattyleg says:

    Had to miss the game last night, unfortunately (boo-hoo) but I have to say that I don’t really feel any kind of rivalry with Toronto anymore. Honestly. I remember after the lockout foaming at the mouth when TO was in town and getting really tied up in knots about them.

    Now, however, it’s not the same, and I blame Toronto. Why aren’t they better? Why can’t they make me care? Look at Boston and Philly. They are our real rivals because they mean something. Boston even more than Philly because they are so close to us in terms of talent etc.

    Toronto? Beh. C’mon Hogtown, get something going. I want to see teeth flying.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  36. Kimberly2u says:

    Does anyone know where Gill is hurt?  I hope Pacs is ok.  We don’t need him to be out long term.

  37. Ron says:

    This may sound crazy but if burke would take Gomer off our hands straight up for Komo to be used as a 6 d-man I would suck up his poor play. Probably the only way to get Gomers cap hit out of here.

  38. Mattyleg says:

    We need Max back yesterday.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  39. dre1744 says:

    nice too see Price bounce back with a goose egg after that crazy 8 goal game. You can tell he don’t get rattled too easy anymore.

  40. lavie says:

    No contact practice, no come-back schedule.

  41. lavie says:

    At least Price won his first career goalie fight.

  42. fbkj says:

    that traitor wouldnt be welcome to wear the jersey even if he wasnt sucking

    no thank you

  43. Hali_Hab says:

    TSN is brutal… pk this pk that.. its kind of to the point now where its pathetic.


    “After 13 years, I couldn’t accept to be number two.“ Guy Lafleur.

  44. yathehabsrule says:

    Lupul called out Subban, for not taking off his visor. Naturally the Toronto Sun ran with it.

    But Lupul should practice what he preaches




    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  45. Keith says:

    Be careful what you wish for my friend. It could come back and bite you hard. I’m the opposite. I want the laffs to SUCK and continue to SUCK for many, many, many years to come. I want them to get just close enough to the playoffs (9th), so as to not give Boston a draft lottery pick, and once they are done giving away their 1st round picks, to finish in 9th, or 10th place. Why would I be like this to another Canadian team? Because of the all out bias that our national broadcaster CBC gives to the laffs and their hatred against the Habs. It’s like hating two teams at once, the laffs team and team CBC who supports the laffs. I hope they NEVER make the playoffs. It wouldn’t bother me in the least.

  46. adam76 says:

    If montreal sucked for this long, no chance the Bell Centre would be sold out everynight.  Habs fans are smart, we would not pay the highest ticket prices in the NHL to see a glorified AHL team.

  47. PrimeTime says:

    What happened to amazing Grabovski that BG mistakenley go?? I heard his name called twice both on pp’s and nothing the rest of the game. The Leafs have only 1 player, Kessel, that resembles any kind of 1st line player. All these years and still nothing good ahead for that team. It’s remarkable how they can suck so bad for so long in the biggest market in a hockey country.

  48. dre1744 says:

    it wasn’t really much of a fight tho…. Now if only PK wouldn’t be so clumsy when he tries to fight. I always notice he throws some big haymakers but always misses and looks like hes gonna fall. I tell you one thing when he stops being so clumsy I think he will pummel a few people LOL…

  49. yathehabsrule says:

    I lost all respect for Komisarek during the ’09 playoffs, when he borderlined on Ulf Samuellson. Started showng his true colors and was never the same after Lucic beat him senseless earlier that season.

    Was I upset he jumped to the Leafs? Well, yeah I was and who really wasn’t? But seeing that his play has carried on from the spring of ’09 and that they are stuck with his sorry ass is well worth the redemption.



    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  50. tigress says:

    The media might not report on it, but Twitter was a’buzz with one racist (that flew into my radar) calling P.K. awful, ugly names…it’s there, and don’t think it isn’t a thorn in the side of those who think hockey is a white-man’s game only. They’re out there and the more in-their-faces P.K. gets, the more vocal they will become. Ugly awful haters.

  51. lavie says:

    Give GSP a pair of skates and let him coach (Habs) Hockey fights. 🙂

  52. PrimeTime says:

    Toronto is filled with wanna-be’s. If they didn’t promote themselves nobody would pay attention to them. They dress the part but are as shallow as people can be. Leaf fans are a microcosm of the city.

  53. Ian Cobb says:

    Each week I post how we are positioned in the 30 team league, compared to last week.

    Here is where we are this week.



    Goals Against–143.   We are in  9th place.   Last week we were in    6th place with 131.

    Total Points—–68,   We are in  9th place.    Last week we were in    9th place with  65.

    Goals for——-151,   We are in 20th place.   Last week we were in  22nd place with 139.

  54. Psycho29 says:

    TSN had a nice feature on Jordan Subban, 15-years old, playing in the Canada games I believe…..
    Seems to be a great kid…..and he sounds exactly like PK…

  55. Danno says:

    Ian we now have 68 points where last season at this point we had ten points less with 58.

    We are on pace to finish the season with 98 points.


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

  56. Mattyleg says:

    I suppose because I live in Quebec, I’m in the lucky position to not have to watch the CBC. I’m sure those clowns make it easier to hate the Laffs, but because I never watch the Ceeb, I don’t care what they think.

    Then again, I’m just lucky.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  57. Mattyleg says:

    To be honest with you, I feel bad for real Leaf-fans. You support the team of the town you grew up in; it’s not your fault where you’re born. Add that to the fact that hardly any honest working-class Leaf fan can probably never see a game, makes it pretty sucky.

    I don’t have a problem with fans who are passionate about their team, it’s cavemen like Philly fans that I despise. Boston isn’t even that bad.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  58. Ian Cobb says:

    Going to be a very tough chore.

  59. Ian Cobb says:

    We are still in good shape Danno, 10 points clear of the last play off spot. 

    Desharnais is now our 2nd best center man, and Pouliot is starting to fit a little better. Cammillaire is out for some time yet, but will fit in nicely just in time for the play offs. Mean while, the kids are gaining experience.

  60. savethepuck says:

    The Boston game is a big reason we dropped in Goals against and moved up in goals for. Hope we don’t have any more of those run and gun games, definitely not our style and makes me nervous.  I am a lot more confident when it’s a low scoring defensive game.

  61. adam76 says:

    If Leaf fans were humble like Cubs fans (as an example), I would feel for them.  They have an arrogance that only comes with championships.  That being said, they have really been knocked down a peg the last 4 seasons.

    After all the abuse caused at the gardens, I hope karma keeps them from ever getting close to the cup.


  62. Chuck says:

    Ouch! To even get a 0.1% chance of making the playoffs, the Leafs would have to go an estimated 14-9-3.

    A 50% chance would need to see them go 18-6-2.

    Start shining those clubs!

  63. PrimeTime says:

    some Laffers have learned to face reality and are very frustrated. There will always be the diehards losers that think if they only could make the playoffs then look out. All they want is what all fans want so I can’t blame them for that.  But there are always the big mouths every year that just don’t give it up when the writing is on the wall. Those are the true idiots who I will never feel sorry for.

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