WiFi woes at Rexall: Boone will return…


Back home in sunny, warm Montreal, fans will be brewing big pots of black coffee for a game that begins at 9:30 p.m. local time.
There will be bleary-eyed hockey fans at work Friday morning.
But less sleep is a small price to pay for a hockey epic:
The Battle for 28th Place.

An Edmonton win draws them even with the Canadiens at 60 points.

The Oilers have played one fewer game, however, so aW moves them up one spot in the overall league standings … all the way to the dizzying heights of 28th.

Columbus has a lock on 30th, so this game amounts to jockeying for draft lottery position.

Scott Gomez and Aaron Palushaj return from eye injuries, and armchair general managers – yes, there are a few in Montreal – will be asking why Louis Leblanc is in Hamilton to make way for Gomez and Palushaj.


  1. AH says:

    So just what was that disrespectful, cocky, arrogant, yappy punk Subban doing by being unselfish to Pacioretty on that empty netter??? Get rid of him!

    It won’t be hard; there’s only 29 other teams that will take him in a heartbeat!!

  2. Propwash says:

    Funnyhow the liveblog goes nuts when they lose

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

    • Bill says:

      I think it’s malfunctioning tonight. Also, late game.

      Was reading some Malcolm Subban tweets. That guy is a big Habs fan. Let’s draft him.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

  3. Bill says:

    AND Francois Gagnon on Twitter now trying to defend his season-long Subban-bashing. Can’t believe he gets paid to write about hockey. Seriously, the guy looks like he’d be more at home covering a cooking class.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

    • Les Canayens says:

      He’s the kind who writes in a style that’s so obvious in his intention, yet not so obvious to accuse him of such intention.

      His article during the trade deadline was: Échanger Subban? Pourquoi pas?. In it he does not specifically ask to trade PK, but rather how and what you should get “shall they trade him”. Yet it’s that headline that really showed his intention to stir things, but he can always counter by saying he never asked to trade PK anywhere in that article.

      • Bill says:

        Yeah, well earlier tonight he talked about Subban’s “indefensible and immature penalty” on a play that was very obviously a bad penalty call, and then back-tracked on his trade suggestion by saying he meant the Habs should trade him for someone good … sorry, but you can’t defend this guy. He just keeps going.

        Full Breezer 4 Life

        • Les Canayens says:

          I used to respect him back in the 110% days, but now don’t care too much about his two timing style of journalism in a sheep’s skin.

  4. HardHabits says:

    Toronto is making a play for the draft pick lottery. This could be close. I think the last game of the season is going to determine 25th and 26th place for both the Habs and Leafs.

  5. Bill says:

    Francois Gagnon wanted the Habs to trade Subban at the deadline. No joke. Just sayin’. Just sayin’ that guy is a tool, I mean.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  6. habstrinifan says:

    Great end of game goal by Pacs and Subban and rightly praised by lots here. But if you check the sequence just before.. exceptional defensive play by Subban to prevent tieing goal.

  7. Bill says:

    Trevor Timmins really knocked the shit out of that 2007 draft. Two picks in the first round and he snagged Pacioretty and McDonagh (doh).

    And obviously, PK in the second round!!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  8. habsfanforever7631 says:

    Waw, exactly a year later and he gets 30.
    How does this stuff happen?
    Take that Bruins! we got a 30 goal guy on our hands.
    FU Chara!
    BTW Pleks should play like that all the time! He had a good game.
    Props to Gomez, He played great.
    habs17 did you watch the game? Are you awake?

    Go Habs! Go Pac!

  9. shootdapuck says:

    Kardashians, mink lined bitches, get it?

  10. L Elle says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Max got 40. Who the eff needs Stamkos. 😉

    On to Vancouver, but first…sleep.

  11. Mavid says:

    yes take note of my profile pic..I am to a Viggo fan

  12. axxerd says:

    For the love of God, would someone…an equipment manager…anyone…get Lars Eller a helmet that doesn`t lead do his forehead eventually imploding..

    Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

  13. Mr. Biter says:

    We win people bitch, We lose people bitch. All we need are some Kardiashans on the site.

    Mr. Biter
    No Guts No Glory

  14. Mavid says:

    a win…and wings….gooood night

    • Les Canayens says:

      And this too:

      “Mortensen, who won a best supporting actor trophy for his turn as a cigar-chomping Sigmund Freud in Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method,” provided one of the show’s highlights by proudly displaying his hockey fanaticism.
      The lanky actor drew enthusiastic cheers by unfurling a Montreal Canadiens flag onstage during his acceptance speech and later draping it over his statue.
      “It’s a very beautiful trophy and I think in order to cross the border safely I’ll have to wrap it very, very carefully so I brought some very strong material with me,” Mortensen said as he unfolded the red, white and blue fabric to hoots from appreciative hockey fans.
      “I think this will do nicely. I said ‘I thank David Cronenberg’ but I dedicate this award to the Montreal Canadiens. We’ll be back next year with a vengeance. Thank you very much.”


  15. twilighthours says:

    It’s easy to feel good for max. Good on him.

  16. Propwash says:

    PK is an awesome team guy. Love his enthusiasm.

    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

    • Bill says:

      That was an important moment: he recognized Pacioretty was coming down the wing and one goal away from 30 … perfect dish.

      People who criticize this guy are just plain ignorant.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

    • mb says:

      So where are the people calling him selfish, now? Seriously though, that was a really nice thinkg to do.

  17. Chuck says:

    Haha… Price pulls a Chara on Subban and leaves him hanging. 🙂

    Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  18. jedimyrmidon says:

    Nice play by Subban, Habs got a 30 goal scorer in Pacs!
    Hope Desharnais is okay.

    Now, on to Vancouver to get creamed.

  19. Adidess says:

    Nice of you, PK!

  20. Timo says:

    So what our chances of making playoffs now? Is the chase back on?

  21. HardHabits says:

    What just happened there?

  22. Bill says:

    Great pick-off, awesome rush, and a beautifully unselfish play by Subban. LOVE that guy. Awesome for Pac too. 30 goals!!

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  23. Les Canayens says:

    Feels kinda weird that they did not blow the lead.

  24. 24moreCups says:

    MaxPac with 30!

  25. Chuck says:

    Good for Patches. Chara still sux.

    Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  26. punkster says:

    Oh my there’ll be some sore winners in here tonight.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  27. mb says:

    30th for Max Pac!

  28. neumann103 says:

    Classy move PK

    “Et le but!”

  29. Propwash says:


    Don’t let the wultures getcha.

  30. HardHabits says:

    Geffrion, Gomez and Palushaj.

  31. Bill says:

    Wow, I think Budaj and the Habs might hang on to beat one of only two teams worse than them this year! Could it be?

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  32. 1973Habs says:

    Are we gonna lose another lead in the 3rd? I think we will be OK this time.

  33. Timo says:

    Boom Boom junior will be in the AHL next season. He is Aaron Palushaj #2.

  34. Laramy87 says:

    Subban, Gorges, Kaberle, Campoli, Emelin, Weber, Diaz, St.Denis, Wiz, Hammer, Spacek, Nash, Gill, MAB, Picard, Mara and Sopel

    Thats 17, i think thats it

    • Chuck says:

      Congrats! Submit your answer along with 3 proofs-of-purchase, and collect your new pony!

      Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

    • mb says:

      Wow, all of these in about a year?

  35. Timo says:

    So this is where all the cool kids hang out.

  36. shootdapuck says:

    The smell of panic is again palpable!

  37. shootdapuck says:

    Schneider, MAB, Wizz

  38. Laramy87 says:

    TSN flashed a graphic, there has been 17 different defence to play for Habs since Markovs last game. So it got me thinking who are they, I got”

    Subban, Gorges, Emelin, Weber, Kaberle, Campoli, Diaz, St.Denis, Wiz, Hamrlik, Spacek, Mara, Sopel, Nash

    But im stuck on the others.

  39. shootdapuck says:

    This place is a morgue!

    And it’s in Canada!

  40. Chuck says:

    Having to watch with the volume turned down; anyone know what the poop is with DD?

    Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  41. Laramy87 says:

    Pleks is playing considerably better tonight. Look what he does with actual wingers

  42. punkster says:

    Boone speaks! And the Habs have the lead!!!

    IT’S THE APOCALYPSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  43. L Elle says:

    I’m not sleepy anymore. Great game!

  44. neumann103 says:

    Lars Eller has now almost reached my predicted goal total for this season (16).

    Scott Gomez? Not so much.

    And is it just me or has Palushaj been playing about every second shift? At least they are giving the kids some ice time tonight, which is all that you can do to salvage something out of this garbage time part of the season.

    “Et le but!”

  45. Adidess says:

    Obviously, the Oilers have been at this a lot longer than we have. They know what they’re doing and I like how seamless they make it look.

  46. twilighthours says:

    Considerably better pp? Kaberle has helped improve it from 29th to 28th.

    • Laramy87 says:

      30th to 28th 😉

      • Bill says:

        Since Kaberle joined the team, the PP is at 19%, as opposed to 12% before.

        Full Breezer 4 Life

        • Mark C says:

          But, the Canes will turn Spacek into an asset at the deadline!

          • twilighthours says:

            The asset is cap space. And while Bill’s post indicates how hard it is to improve pp %, let’s also not forget that since he arrived, them team has probably been playing around .390

          • Chuck says:

            A great powerplay doesn’t equal a great team. Habs are playing living proof of that tonight.

            Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

          • Mark C says:

            Cap space has been irrelevant this season, and if Marek Zidlicky (1 year @ 4M left) can be traded for Nick Palmieri and Stephane Veilleux, defenseman Kurtis Foster, a second round pick in 2013 and a conditional third round pick in 2013, then Kaberle can be traded for picks/prospects i.e. cap space.

          • Bill says:

            ^^ You’re implying that the Habs winning percentage is entirely attributable to Kaberle? Um, you don’t even believe that.

            Also, I don’t believe that is their actual winning percentage with Kaberle in the line-up, but I’m not doing any math tonight.

            Full Breezer 4 Life

          • twilighthours says:

            Mark: don’t you think mtl tried to move kaberle at tg deadline? Cap space won’t be irrelevant next year if he still sucks

            Bill: I’m also not doing math. But that’s RC’s, I believe (someone posted it). So kaberles would be about the same. Regardless, I just don’t want him on my team. I don’t want any player that needs to be sheltered as much he is. He does so much wrong that I find it hard to justify the right that he brings.

          • HardHabits says:

            There is a TSN article that wants me to return it’s hook, line and sinker.

    • joeybarrie says:

      If you separate the time with and time without, you will see a BIG difference. If he was included in all the games at the same pace, we would be 13th to 15th.

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