No Pleks, no problem

Buffalo is terrible.

But Carey Price was excellent.

As was the PhD line.

440 Comments

  1. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    No need to be sorry, sh!t happens.  I already have all my Panther’s tickets for the season, got my two Habs games and a bunch of other’s.  Really getting stoked for the new years eve game here, my wife has to work so I’m taking my sister and her husband since they are vacationing here over Christmas.

  2. Clay4bc says:

    It’s the cap age though, Dave. Salary has to be considered now in player evaluation, like it or not (and I don’t like it, BTW). Gomez is fine at his salary before the cap, but after? Grossly overpaid for his contribution.

    I’ve never had a problem with Gionta though…although I have a growing concern this season so far, I thihnk he’ll get it together.

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  3. Clay4bc says:

    Wow, what an intelligent rebuttal! I bet you worked on that one for weeks.

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  4. Clay4bc says:

    First of all, he didn’t blame Price for the losses – didn’t even mention him in his post, actually.

    Second…did we actually get better in scoring since last season? Eller’s 1 point the big difference?

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  5. JD_ says:

    Unlike Flashy Smileypants Subban.

    Still laughin’ at that one, despite the fact it routs my Poindexter Bentley Subban, PK’s little-known twin brother.

  6. Hockey Socks says:

    Any thought that Ruff will be fired soon should be waved off. The man won an Olympic gold medal this year and to suggest firing him before Regier even attempts to make some major roster moves is folly. The fact that Lindy Ruff has been the coach of the Sabres since Taylor Hall was still in diapers is a testament to his coaching ability and the fact that the organization believes in the coach above the players. He didn’t just “go dumb” at the start of this season. The only way I see it happening is if by the time the playoff picture is less cloudy, Buffalo is out of contention. I would see the Regier/Ruff tandem going out together rather than separately.

  7. Keith says:

    Didn’t one of Pleks missed games due to a suspension Boone? He’s a pretty durable guy.

  8. Danno says:

    Add my name to the long list of jealous people who want to be there too.

    Maybe next year…

     

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

  9. Keith says:

    To everyone who’s going to the Summit…hope you all have a fabulous (Habulous actually lol!) time and I wish I could make it this year. I was there in 2008 and had a blast but I missed out on meeting Boone, Stubbs and Mio so when I attend the next one (hopefully I can make it) I will make it a point to introduce myself to them. Have a cold one for me boys and girls, and GO HABS GO!!!

  10. WarHero says:

    No Probs :) Just doing my Hably duty :)

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  11. Danno says:

    Good stuff. Thanks Anthony!

     

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

  12. JF says:

    Glad Pleks is playing, but hope it doesn’t make him feel even less well tomorrow.  Nobody says what’s wrong with him.  The French media said he was “grippé,” the English say he’s “not feeling well.”  Hope it’s not something that could spread around the room, like a few years ago when the whole team had stomach flu…

  13. Chorske says:

    Maybe JM and Gomez are just not smiley people.

  14. Chorske says:

    Negative, Ghost Rider

  15. WarHero says:

    He was on the ice for the warm-up :) There is post on the main page.

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  16. Danno says:

    Any word on if Pleks is playing tonight?

     

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

  17. badangel says:

    did they also suggest that O’Byrne sublet his apartment to Picard?

  18. Mike Boone says:

    Sorry about that. I fixed it.

  19. Propwash says:

    Me too, hopefully it lit a fire under Gomez’s rear end

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  20. TomNickle says:

    Considering they’re the same people who started complaining and bashing them in the summer prior to them putting the Habs jersey on……..yeah.

  21. Keith says:

    So Gomer had “The Talk” with JM today eh? Let us all hope that it will produce results.

  22. Propwash says:

    Cool! I pick her up @ work on University for 8, then Ill beat feet to Crescent.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  23. punkster says:

    I’ll be there before 8 I hope. But have to leave by 9. Short leash tonight 😉

  24. punkster says:

    Chris Boyle’s analysis will not change the views of those who simply dislike Gomez and/or Gionta for their contracts. They will continue to use dollars as their starting point for all arguments. No use arguing back until the Gs get up to speed again. While I would expect that to be soon I do not expect the anti-Gs to back off the whining. There are principles at stake.

  25. Propwash says:

    Im gonna try to make it to Hurley’s by the 2nd period. Hope to run into Punkster, and JD_ again! Ill be bringing my GF as well.

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  26. Danno says:

    Which reminds me. Rogers sucks.

     

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

  27. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    The ticket deals in Florida link doesn’t work.  Takes you to a Canwest Web Access page.

  28. nick says:

    I know I’ve said this before…

    Price – 2.75 to stop pucks.

    Forwards – a collective 35 million to put the puck in the net.

    Can’t win if you don’t score goals… So whats the bigger problem here?

  29. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    There will probably be an online feed for it somewhere.

  30. fuhgawz says:

    fawk

    cjad it is — again

  31. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    It’s also on TSN’s alternate channel #402 on Bell.

  32. king ddd says:

    first of all price is not to blame for the losses. second of all even if we had halak, the team wont win with just halak playing on his head. you need players to score goals, which is what we are lacking!

     

    .::DON’T MESS WITH THE MOENATOR!::.

  33. fuhgawz says:

    is this game on anywhere but RDS?>

  34. SLYDER says:

    I know this is redundant….but

     

    Jaroslav Halak in 2010

     

    1.53 GAA

    .940 PCT

    7-1-1

    6-0-0 at home

    3 shutouts (Nashville, Pittsburgh, San Jose)

     

    If he continues at this pace…

     

    57-8-8…..24 shutouts

     

    Maybe Pierre is building a time machine as we speak…

  35. Propwash says:

    Would anyone here take Ruff over Martin?

     

    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  36. smiler2729 says:

    Okay fellow Hab fans, I/O staff, Summiters and even you freakin’ trolls, I am outta here. I have to get my stuff together for a weekend hockey tourney in Georgetown starting tonight…

    Here’s raising a pint to me playing like Carey Halak tonight…

    Here’s raising a pint to you guys in Buffalo at the HSBC, I’d be there too if I didn’t have a tournament…

    Here’s raising six pints to all you guys in front of the TV blogging with Boone…

    AND here’s raising a whole damn keg to Ian and all the lucky ones who get argue over everything Habs in person at Hurley’s.

    CHEERS!

  37. arcosenate says:

    Wow, if Pleks ever did go down for and extended period the arse would be out of her in a hurry.

    Hope all the summit boys and girls enjoy themselves immensely.

    And the habs get all 4 points this weekend.

  38. WarHero says:

    Hey guys .. for those of you who want to see some of Jarred Tinordi:

    Ottawa 67’s -vs- London Knights

    Tonight: 7:30pm

    Rogers Channel 22 (Otawa)

    Online:

    I’ll be live blogging the game. You can view the blog at: http://ottawa67shub.com/category/ottawa-67s/

    Cheers,
    Anthony

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  39. hablifting says:

    The suspension and penalty were terrible calls.  I think we will see fans and hockey people talking about this issue some more.  Thornton is in a no win situation there.

    a) He lets Perron go by and the Blues score.  Coach/GM/Fans angry at him
    b) He hooks or holds Perron, see above
    c) He submarines Perron to ensure that no head contact is made, Perron blows out his knee, smashes his hip, his skate comes whiping up and cuts someone throat, who knows.  Shoulder to shoulder is the safest bet.

    The NHL ignored Avery’s slash on Komi a few weeks back, look it up on Youtube. 
    I have yet to see any comment on Downies attempt to “Mcammond” Willie Mitchell last night.

    Can we not stick to suspending guys for CLEAR attempts to injure?

    This blindside rule is complete garbage.  If you can’t keep your goddamn head up, go down a league, please.

  40. smiler2729 says:

    B. Bend and cartwheel him

    or

    D. Lay him out like an all-u-can-eat buffet.

    Fundamental hockey rule: KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!

  41. gatorg says:

    GO HABS GO!!!!  Friday night hockey = many many Molsons. Hard to call 2 games a rut. Habs will dominate. Time for Martin to call up tofill in the winger for G&G. Might wake up a few others while they are there even for a short time.  Give Markov a little time to get up to speed. Price is better than Halak. All is well in Habland.

  42. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    They should get Cournoyer’s auto on those teeth, it’ll boost the value.  =)

  43. Mark C says:

    Dags is SH% is well over 30% so far this season, there will be a regression to the mean.

  44. forskis says:

    Sports Switch:

    I cannot believe that the NFL has fined the Patriots’ player for the hit on Favre that cut open his chin…it was a clean hit to the chest full-on that clipped his chin and not blindside to the head; all it was was an attempted QB sack…and very clean.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  45. Arrow77 says:

    I don’t understand how Martin thinks. I thought it was time to reconsider the Gomez-Gionta and the Hamrlik-Spacek pairings. Now, he modify just about everything except them.

    I have problem seeing a scenario where we win this one (a 2-0 shutout?) Who’s gonna score? Plekanec might not play and I don’t see Kostitsyn scoring on that line. Eller could develop chemistry with Cammalleri but that’s a lot of hope to put on a young player.

  46. forskis says:

    D’Ags is not the greatest of examples to use…he was given 2-3 years on the team to prove himself and did not…and he did not do anything substantial with the Blues last season…he finally has a good start and good for him but that it has nothing to do with the Habs since he was given plenty of opportunity here.

    Blues fans only think the team was nuts NOW…they were still upset with having lost Eller…goaltending, as much of a question mark as it was going into the season, was the least of the team’s problems.

    The team has not treated the fans horribly as you imply…some teases here and there with the appearance that they can almost make it over the hump…it happens, it is not for lack of effort.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  47. kirbhabs says:

    Thorton Suspended 2 games… I have watched the hit several times, to me it is a suicide pass.  Clean hit from the front and perron was looking down at the pass from the right.  True, shoulder to head, because it is 6’4” vs 6’0” not becasue he target his head.  If they keep calling these for suspensions, there will no longer be hitting in the game at all… then we will see more stupid fights of grown men hugging each other while punching shoulder pads and helmets… boy that will be fun to watch!

     

    What should Joe have Done?

    A.  Let Perron go by

    B. Bend down and give an old school hip check and have Perron do a cart wheel

    C. Nail him like he did

  48. CBrady12 says:

    you sound like such a loser…and look like one too

  49. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Have we not all figured out  what Max Pax has been saying is true,just look at what Dags is doing in St Lou and on the fourth line.Look at how they treated Halak all those years AND HOW THE FANS IN  BLUE THINK WE’RE NUTS! And look at how we the Fans been treated the LAST 19 FREAKING YEARS!

  50. scrowe21 says:

    And why would the fans boo Max?

  51. Da Hema says:

    I hope people don’t get too worked up over Pacioretty’s comments. If I knew him, I would have suggested he direct his comments to the Habs management quietly via a requested meeting rather than air it in the media.

    That said, he should get out of the “first line/second line” hierarchy mentality. In today’s NHL, you pretty much must roll four lines. His concern should be ice time (which he will get) and having complimentary linemates once his overall game is at the NHL level. It sounds to me, from his statistics this year, that Pacioretty is making progress. If he can become consistent, his size and strong skating will make him a valuable forward for years to come.

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