Noise/Bruit: Habs all smiles after sweeping Flyers

We’ve decided to restart a regular News/Bruit column that will give our readers a look at what other media outlets and websites are saying about the Canadiens and their opponents, so let’s get right down to business.

> Pierre Durocher of the Journal de Montréal writes that the Canadiens were smiling after Sunday’s game and expressed satisfaction at being where they are and proving the experts wrong. Durocher also writes that the doors to the Philly locker room stayed closed long after the game as the Flyers held a meeting after their seventh straight loss.

> The headline in the Philadelphia Inquirer reads: Montreal punishes the Flyers.

> In the Globe and Mail this morning, the news was all about the Flyers seventh straight loss and how they can stop the slide.

> With the Canadiens now tied with the Ottawa Senators with 73 points, the Ottawa Citizen looks at the team’s steady decline recently.

> Not only did the Canadiens hand Philly its seventh straight loss,
they took out some of the Flyers in the process, according to phillyBurbs.com. Those injured include Steve Downie and Joffrey Lupul.

> Marc Antoine Godin of La Presse writes that with 23 healthy bodies, Guy Carbonneau has to leave three players in the stands every game, and that doesn’t make everyone happy.

128 Comments

  1. Mr.Hazard says:

    I like this one, from the Inquirer:
    “…[the Flyers] were too depleted by injuries to match up with the more skilled, more physical Canadiens…”

    Ex nihilo nihil fit

  2. Mr.Hazard says:

    Bloody right!

    Ex nihilo nihil fit

  3. wd40 says:

    i have no sympathy regarding the injuries the flyers are facing. call it back luck, call it karma. an expression comes to mind: when you live by the sword, you die by the sword.

  4. Chuck says:

    Hmmm… 10 straight overtime victories is definitely a fluke, eh? Add to that defeating the LA Kings and that dastardly stick-swinger Wayne Gretzky, who knocked your laffs out of the playoffs… no wonder you’re bitter!

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    “All bow down before the Komisaurus Rex!”

  5. Sulemaan says:

    It’s good to see players are pissed off when they are sitting out (Dandenault, Smolinski, Begin, etc.) but if they want to play they better deliver the goods on a consistent basis.

    In case they forget, there are a few guys named Grabovski, Chipchura and Valentenko (to name a few) who are down on the farm waiting in the wings. If not this season then definitely next.

  6. showey47 says:

    Are the laffs trailing in the standings? True or false. It doesn’t matter who has the top scorer. Its who has the better team. Mats could be leading the league in scoring and they would still miss the playoffs. Because after mats there is nothing True or False.

    Truth hurts doesn’t it.

  7. Chorske says:

    BG has given Carbo a free hand, and rightly so. Classy guy like BG would never do that to his coach, although he did do a friendly oveerride in keeping Carey Price with the big team. I don’t see the benching of Smokes as that big a deal.

  8. jack waisberg says:

    WOW!!! Juast great to watch Les Boys pick themselves off the mat and show grit in the last 3 games.Price is the future but Huet is still the present,
    and together we have a SOLID tandem.I feel it’s time to let The Breezer go
    and wish him bon chance avec un autre equipe.We have arguably the top 6
    defensemen and the luxury of Streit and Dandenault.I would love to see Ryder given more ice after last night and as well hopefuly find a skating coach for Latendresse,He reminds me of Yvon Lambert without the grit.
    Lastly i would hasten to remind my fellow fans of the habs that the fat lady has not sung yet and in our minds i know what we all wish for so lets not jinx the guys nor post comments like the leaf rocket scientists.
    GO HABS!!!!

  9. Chorske says:

    Its amazing how well the translators do. Just be careful because some french expressions can yiel dconfusing results. A great example is, “c’est de valeur que…”, which actually MEANS “it is too bad that…” but is literally translated as “it is of value that…”, which is kinda the opposite of what the author intended to say.

    Just a wee heads up.

  10. Scotty90 says:

    FFS…. can you say “Tied for First place” one million times and then maybe you will figure out that it took more than catching Philly in a slump!

  11. showey47 says:

    I know, i thought today was gonna be a boring day. He seems to hate me most, i’ll take that as a compliment

  12. Chorske says:

    Facts:

    Dec 27 Toronto gets creamed by Flyers 4-1
    Jan 5 Flyers win again 3-2


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