On to TO

Comeback falls short

Quotes from the room

About last night …

• Arpon Basu on making a loss feel like a win

• Babcock would like more Wings-Habs games

Will P.K. get his mojo back?

• Red Fisher on Sid’s Surge

Red’s Notebook

Saturday EEEEE-mail

• Roy MacGregor on the Nickname Game

And for your Saturday morning entertainment, Don Cherry hockey in the KHL

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87 Comments

  1. WestHab says:

    1. Maybe Plek’s against was it LA?

    2. Gio

    3.no

    4.3

    5. Komi is out but neuf is back. He is good for a cough up or 2.

    - Who will be at the Heritage Classic?

  2. J_P says:

    Thanks Sam.  Well don cherry I wanted to punch in the face long before the whole subban debacle.  As for Richards, I wonder if him and Martin St Louis realize that when you complain about things like that after a loss, it just comes off as sour grapes.   

  3. Matt_in_TO says:

    1 – Nothing comes to mind right now

    2 – Gio on the PP

    3 – Nope

    4 – -10

    5 – The Faux-Hawk

     

    - In Price We Trust

  4. habs365 says:

    J.P and sam couldn’t agree with you more.

  5. SmartDog says:

    3D?  Hell, the Laffs need 4 or 5 D just to keep things fair!

    ——-

  6. SmartDog says:

    Great game last night!  Sucky result.. but even the quotes this morning from the room make me feel good about it. These guys know how to play together – they showed that last night.  And they’re a  confident bunch. They showed that during and after.  I hope they spank the crap out of the Leafs.

    5 QUESTIONS:

    1. Name a goal this year that was better than Pouliots solo-effort rocket.

    2. One thing Detroit forwards to well is push like bulls towards the net (with the puck), or hanging around in front of the net.  Who on the Habs does this best?

    3. Halpern was +2 with 17 minutes of play and an assist last night.
    He’s not as visible as Gomez because he plays a simpler game, but could
    Gomez do better?

    4. On a scale of 1-10 with ten being excellent and 1 being totally incompetent, rate the reffing of last night’s game.

    5. Against the Leafs tonight, with Komiserik out, who’s going to pass the puck to Cammalleri?

    SD

    ——-

  7. WestHab says:

    I got one in section I and one for my kid in 102. Could not get 2 tix tohethor. Was a small fortune but you only live once and my lovely wife is turning it into a Christmas present for the son and I.

  8. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    The Leafs are crappy enough in 2d, who the heck wants to see them in 3d??

  9. habs365 says:

    The Habs did three things against Detroit last night you never do if you want to beat them. penalties, come to play for 60 minutes, and score on you’re opportunities. we decided not to play in the 2nd period, Detroit did and we couldn’t touch them.

    another thing I noticed, Cammalleri is frustrated, he knows he’s being wasted. he should be put back on the 1st line where he belongs with pleks, and Gionta. put the Kids on the 2nd line. Pouliot, Eller, AK46

    Darche, Halpern, and Lapierre would make a good 3rd line.  the 4th line for the time been, Moen, Boyd, Pyatt

    anyway they had better come to play 60 minutes tonight or 4 points less in the standings. we may think the leafs are not that good. “Don’t be fooled”

  10. SmartDog says:

    It was a planned ambush. Of course they won.

    Three guys on that team should be tossed for the year (or forever) and the coach should be removed.

     

    ——-

  11. kempie says:

    There is no big deal. Guy picked up the puck, spins, goes 5-hole. If it was going to piss off the T-Bay team so much then maybe Ellis should have stopped it. Oh well. Nothing to see here, let’s keep it moving.

  12. Timo says:

    Not yet. Waiting for Storm Man to hook me up. You?

  13. N.B.habs fan says:

    mjames,

    great post you hit he nail on the head.lets hope someone puts a stop to this bull s%^t.

  14. samTHEman says:

    Very well said JP. With that said, I just want to punch mike richards and don cherry in the FACE

  15. J_P says:

    Whats with all this respect BS these days in the NHL? These rookies come in and bring so much excitement to the game, and everyone wants to stifle them.  I love the creativity and electricity that subban brings to the game, and I loved Omarks shootout goal last night.  The next day though, all you hear about is veteran players saying these kids dont have respect.  Why can’t hockey be fun? Why do veteran players want to take the fun out of the game? Is it because they dont have the skill set that these kids have to pull off these dazzling moves?  I dont hear anyone complaining about Datsyuks dangles.

    I dont really hear the fans complaining about omarks shootout winner or the way PK has been playing, or about their lack of “respect”.  The game is for the fans as without the fans, the players dont get 7 figure salaries.  Maybe these veteran players should respect the talent and enthusiasm of their younger peers and respect the fans who pay good money to see exciting hockey. 

  16. J Haul says:

    I’m with you man… that “spin-o-rama” at centre ice was totally useless. A fake shot and then shot 5 hole is what classifies as an “amazing goal” nowadays?

  17. Keith says:

    Let us just say that…wait for it…the laffs really, really SUCK!

  18. Mike T says:

    St Louis pisses me off, most french Canadians in the NHL whom do not like the Canadiens piss me off though.

  19. WestHab says:

    That’s one goal “we’ll” have to work for. With Markov and Komi out it may be tough.

    did ya get heritage tix?

  20. larisalapointe says:

    hahaha, Observer your best post ever.

  21. WestHab says:

    That would save on the glasses.

  22. WestHab says:

    Aislin is the best I rant and rave about him every chance I get. Nobody out west comes close.

  23. wd40 says:

    No surprise: Vityaz (white/read) are in last (23rd) place. Avangard are in 6th.  Brutal.  

  24. observer says:

    Why on earth would a hockey fan want to watch a hockey game in 3D? Why not just give each fan at the game some LSD?

  25. observer says:

    that white team and its coaches should be barred from that league. watch the video from the word go a white player attacked a different red player none even close to each other and when that one pair ended up in the goal crease he attacked the goalie too. and then look at the faces on the white teams coaches and players on the bench no expression whatsoever as they knew it was planned and couldnt care less.

  26. ctony says:

    i have no time for closed-minded posters who don’t listen to facts that don’t suit them.

  27. Hagar says:

    Is this the new KHL?

  28. mjames says:

    I thought Stu Cowan’s column was very well done. It had substance and raised an interesting point. I for one would like to see more from him. It is a nice change of pace from the usual fluff quotes or opinions we get. Reading about the team’s lack of size or finishing ability is old. We get that after every game where we lose. 

    I feel sorry in a way for Subban as all the “lemming” analysts or columnists now feel comfortable in taking the odd shot at him. PANG COMES  TO MIND IN THAT REGARD. I would like to see someone from the media or Habs management come out and support Subban. I felt Cowan did a good job in getting part of the “real” issue out in the open.  It is embarrassing to see the media and management influenced by the likes of Cherry and players from other teams. Subban may chirp a lot but he does not whine like that baby Crosby who everyone “kisses”up to. He is not a dirty player like Crosby. I have seen Crosby  slew foot and spear players with no negative repurcussions or comments from the media. That idiot Pang is a joke . What exactly does “doing things the ” right” (white) way on or off the ice” really mean.  Where is Fisher, Todd, Stubbs , Boone. They should call out Pang, Cherry, Richards, etc  for their dumb ass comments.

    I am adding Subban to my whipping boy list. The list currently includes the following:

    AK46

    Pouliot

    Gomez

    Subban

     

    That is my rant for the week.

     

    mjames

  29. J_P says:

    Thats what BB gets for rushing a rebuild, and thats what MLSE gets for forcing Burke to rush a rebuild.  Lets face it, MLSE wants playoff revenue, thats why they brought in Burke.  They are owned by a Pension Plan who’s sole objective is ROI.  They could care less about winning stanley cups. 

  30. punkster says:

    Yep, at least one tape-to-tape pass we won’t be receiving tongiht.

    ***Win or I toss these waffles!***

  31. J_P says:

    I posted below questioning if hockey players are becoming huge babies…I couldnt believe Martin St Louis (who i am pretty sure did a spinorama in the shootout once) was complaining about a spin move and a fake slapshot.  He fooled the goalie and scored to win the game, maybe st louis should question his goalie as to why he fell for the theatrics. 

  32. hab_skill says:

    Red team wins by a long shot.

  33. Psycho29 says:

    Looked more like Ice Capades to me…

  34. Timo says:

    I know… Komi sitting actually is a disadvantage for the Habs.

  35. Matt_in_TO says:

    Sucks that Komisarek is hurt.  Who’s going to set Cammy up for a one-timer tonight?

     

    - In Price We Trust

  36. Matt_in_TO says:

    So what’s the big deal about Omark’s shootout goal?  Are people impressed with the neutral zone spin or the fake shot?  Personally I don’t see what the big deal is.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  37. Psycho29 says:

    They said last night on the CBC that in order to get the real 3D effect you have to have a 3D TV and the special ($150) glasses. The two colour 3D movie glasses won’t work…

    Oh well I guess I’ll have a few rums around 6PM and get my own 3D effect!!  :-)

  38. 24 Cups says:

    Phil Kessel has three goals in his last 20 games.  Only New Jersey and the Islanders have lower point totals in the race for the 1st overall pick.  The Kessel deal has basically defined Burke’s tenure in Toronto. 

    Mike Komisarek will not be playing tonight as he’s out for 7-10 days with a broken finger.

    Tomas Kaberle and Dion Phaneuf have yet to score a goal this season. 

    The signing of college free agents hasn’t gone that well.  The only guy on the roster is Tyler Bozak and he has a meager 9 points as the team’s #1 pivot.  laff stat page.

    Nazem Kadri is still trying to get a handle on the notion that he is not Steven Stamkos.  It’s going to take awhile.

    Colby Armstrong is back on the team from injury reserve.  He gets paid $3M a year and has one goal (and point) so far this year. 

    What’s Toronto’s greatest strength?  Probably their goaltending.  Giguere is 6-6 while the Monster has held the team in some games while they attempt to score a few goals.

    Montreal’s GD is +20 while Toronto’s is -23.   That’s a difference of a 1 1/2 goals even before the puck is dropped.

    Ron Wilson is in a head-to-head battle with John MacLean to be the first coach fired.  Brian Burke has a no movement policy in place for the Christmas season.  After that, who knows.  (In fairness, Toronto is 2-2 as they play a tough five game stint against the top five teams in the East).

    Down Goes Brown has a list of signs that your team has quit on you.  Hey, Ron, it’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there.

  39. punkster says:

    Only one thing more pathetic than a columnist opining with only rumour, innuendo and hearsay to back up his theories and that’s a columnist who piles on late in the game. Cowan brings nothing in his article and he brings it a week late. But true to form this article will be held up by “those in the know” as proof of whatever bizarre theories we’ll see posted here about PK in the coming weeks.

    Edit: Wow, talk about a whine! Sorry but I had to get it off my chest.

    ***Win or I toss these waffles!***

  40. ctony says:

    You’re a poorly written piece of work.

    Of the 18 players who appeared in at least 17 games for
    Chicago in last year’s playoff, Chicago draft nine of them and picked up Niemi
    as an undrafted free agent.  Of these ten,
    only Toews and Kane were top 5 picks in their respective drafts.  The other seven, including players Niemi
    (undrafted), Byfuglien (245), Keith (54), and Hjalmarsson (108). That’s good
    drafting and player development.

    The only other team to have two top 5 picks on those drafts
    was Washington, who picked Alzner (#5, in 2006) and Backstrom (#4 in
    2007).  Even adding Ovie to that team,
    they haven’t made it past the quarterfinals since 1997.

    If you include the 2008 draft, St. Louis picked Erik Johnson
    #1 in 2006 (2 spots ahead of Toews) and Alex Pieterangelo (#4 in 2008).  They missed the playoffs last year and 2007-08;
    and lost in the conference quarterfinals in 2008-09. 

    If you go back to 2005, you can add Pittsburgh who have Crosby
    and Jordan Stall and our own
    Montreal Canadiens with Pouliot and Price in 2005.

    As you can see, top picks guarantee nothing.  And, to your direct (annoying repetitive and
    wrong) point, Chicago has a strong draft record.  They drafted TEN of the players who contributed to their Cup last year, 80%
    of  whom were NOT top five picks.

    Stop with garbage until you have PROOF.

     

  41. 24 Cups says:

    Hockey Night in 3-D.  We’re having 24 people over for a Christmas/Hab-laff night so I’ll eventually be watching the game in 3-D even if CBC doesn’t show it in that format.  Cheers!!!

  42. Number31 says:

    1. Pleky’s against the Sharks.

    2. In front of our net? Price or Hal Gill. In front of their net? Uh…Darche.

    3. Yes, but only in the playoffs or on the powerplay.

    4. I’d say MINUS-10, but no one dares to call the Red Wings for their blatant interference ever so I’m not surprised about it… Only team still stuck in pre-lockout hockey and no one cares to rectify this.

    5. Phaneuf or Giguere.

  43. Number31 says:

    I just noticed that was indeed our Karri Ramo getting punched by the guy for….trying to talk to him to stop…? Jagr is on this team too. So is Perezhogin (and apparently scored the winner).

  44. SeriousFan09 says:

    He mentioned high picks that had nothing to do with their success as being part of their success. If the Habs win the Cup this year, should we talk about Mike Komisarek as a 7th overall pick being key to that victory even if he’s no longer on the team?

    I have no time for a writer who can’t do research when he’s got all the time in the world in the summer to dissect the Canadiens draft history and bungles it.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  45. SeriousFan09 says:

    Excuse me for not taking a writer who doesn’t do proper research seriously.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  46. ctony says:

    lots of teams have high picks that don’t pan out. chicago won with high draft picks and lower picks.

    you didn’t even comment on his current story.  just wrote him off for a prior one. with no justification.

    deal with current issues or start a new thread for the old stuff.

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  48. A. Berke says:

    His opinion of Blackhawks notwithstanding, I fully agree with what he said about P.K.’s sitting out three games. Subban’s getting punished like that was not necessary and as I earlier posted elsewhere at HIO, all we have heard for basis were speculations and innuendos. 

    For effing sake, a lot more players made serious mistakes that hurt the team this year and Subban is the only one who gets punished like this? Sorry but give me a break. Cam Cole, a writer here in Vancouver was equally if not more so, critical of JM on this issue and he has absolutely no interest invested in the Habs.

    IMHO, JM needs to develop enough cojones to treat all players equally instead of taking on the rookies (no need to name any, we all know them don’t we?). Yes the management is doing a pretty decent job of running the team but they should never get an absolute carte blanche especially for stupid mistakes.

    Ali B.

  49. light_n_tasty says:

    Who was the goaltender for the black team? Looked like our own Kari Ramo.  What a diver.  Pathetic.

  50. Johnny_D says:

    Thankfully it won’t be broadcast in Smellivision.

  51. Johnny_D says:

    1. Mike Komisarek’s perfect feed to Cammy.

    2. Carey Price

    3. Yes. Will he? No.

    4. There were referees last night? I thought they ran out of Red Wing sweaters and gave a couple zebra sweaters to some Wing players.

    5. Don Cherry, walking out on the ice in the middle of the 2nd period to teach P.K. some respect. Hopefully he will have removed his 3D glasses.

  52. JohnBellyful says:

    Good answers, Nahlsy, but … sorry, you only got one right (the curved blade). Congratulations, you’ve been accepted to the NHL Referees School.

    Aw, what the heck. Here are the answers:

    1. What are the dimensions of an NHL hockey rink?
    2. What are the dimensions of puck?
    3. What are the dimensions of a net?
    4. What are the dimensions of Zdeno Chara?
    5. What did Phil Esposito say in Vancouver after Canada was humiliated by Russians?
    6. What does a new Leaf typically say after first game in uniform (see above)?
    7. Who is Wayne Gretzky?
    8. Who is Ken Daneyko?
    9. What did the announcer say when the Russian players left before game’s end in a brutal exhibition match with Flyers?
    10. What does Senator GM Bryan Murray say every morning?
    11. Who is Doug Jarvis?
    12. Who is Iron Man?
    13. Who is Jacques Plante?
    14. Who is Bobby Hull?
    15. What did Herb Carnegie hear every time he had chance to play in the NHL?
    16. Who is Darren Pang?
    17. Say what?
    18. What is Zambesi?
    19. What is Zamboni?
    20. What is Sam Bowie?

  53. SeriousFan09 says:

    I take an issue when a writer builds his opinions with questionable facts and passes them off as something that has to be taken at face value and the teams he mentioned had a comparable drafting situation to the Habs because he has his name in print.

    No one here could ever get away with saying we needed to look at how the Blackhawks built their team with high picks like Jack Skille and Cam Barker and that’s how the Canadiens need to proceed forward without being called out on it. You shouldn’t be allowed to get away with shoddy research when it comes to discussing how teams build through the draft. He said Skille and Barker were on the roster, they weren’t even in the same city when the Title was won. He fails to note that selecting multiple times in the Top 3 of the draft
    allows a team a certain advantage in selecting franchise players as
    well, PIT especially.

    It was a poorly written piece of work that would have had me flayed on Habs I/O if I’d posted it. Max Pacioretty is having a fantastic season in Hamilton and it is far, far too early to say that Leblanc and Tinordi will amount to nothing in the NHL, if you don’t go Top 3 in your draft year you’re generally at least 3 years away from an NHL spot.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  54. SeriousFan09 says:

    Stu Cowan doesn’t know what he’s talking about half the time ed, logging in just when you see a reporter far from the actual action agreeing with you it doesn’t mean you’re right.

    He talked about Jack Skille (An AHL player last season) and Cam Barker (A Minnesota Wild defencemen since middle of last season) being part of the reason the Hawks won the Cup with the Rebuild and their higly successful drafting (Leaving out that Toews and Kane were 3rd and 1st overall picks that the Habs didn’t have the luxury of taking a swing at )and criticized the Halak trade like everyone did, but hasn’t gotten around to doing a mea culpa that Habs Management was in fact, smarter than their critics would ever give them credit for.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  55. Mattyleg says:

    You guys are both way off.

    AH, how can you possibly say that Cam Cole was correct, with that pile of un-researched, speculative, bandwagon-jumping drivel that was mistakenly called an article??

    Neither he, nor Stu Cowen, have any evidence whatsoever to support their theory that PK was benched for anything he said. The unsubstantiated self-righteousness is getting a bit tiring to read.

    PK’s a big boy, he’ll be fine.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  56. Nahlsy says:

    A: 85′ X 200′

    Q: How big the net behind a Leafs goalie must look to opposing forwards.

    A: 1″ thick, 3″ in diameter

    Q: Worst pickup line ever!

    A: 6′ X 4′

    Q: Brodeur really let himself go in the offseason.

     

    A: 6’9″

    Q: What it says on Bettman’s fake ID

    A:
    “To the people across Canada, we tried. We gave it our best. To the
    people who booed us, geez, all of us guys are really disheartened.
    We’re disillusioned and disappointed. We cannot believe the bad
    press we’ve got, the booing we’ve got in our own building.”

    Q: Leafs post-game theme song

     

    A: “So this is what it’s like to be a Maple Leaf?”

    Q: Washington Generals post-game theme song

     

    A:
    894 goals, 1,962 assists, 15 100-point seasons, 10-time winner of the
    Art Ross Trophy, 9-time winner of the Hart Trophy, five-time winner of
    the Lady Byng Trophy and two-time winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy.

    Q: Gary Bettman still needed to be told who he was when introduced to him in person during the first lockout. (sadly, this one is true)

     

    A: 256 straight games without a goal.

    Q: The current Toronto Maple Leafs

    A: “The Russians are going home!”

    Q: Never to be heard in an Olympic baseball game

    A: “I wish this Russian would go home!”

    Q: Crosby’s thoughts everytime he sees the scoring race.

     

    A: 964 straight games played.

    Q: Bible thumpers trying to run gays out of the sport

     

    A: Owns Stark Enterprises, fights evil-doers when not chairing board meetings.

    Q: Opening line on Gary Bettman’s resume.

     

    A:
    “Yes, Mr. Carnegie, your minor league career has been exceptional but
    we just don’t have a spot on the roster now. If our team was doing
    poorly, maybe, but we’re all white … I mean alright, okay?”

    Q: Don Cherry as the owner of the Ice Dogs

     

    A: NHL analyst and former goalie whose slip of tongue has generated 136 variations of the same joke. Now 137.

    Q: Marty Brodeur and his sister-in-law

    A: Cogito ergo sum

    Q: Leafs desperation signing trying to find a goal scorer

     

    A: “I don’t care what you say, Toe. I’m not going back out there without a mask.”

    Q: Andrei Markov’s ankle tendons fighting with the rest of his foot.

     

    A: “Hey, guys, look at this! Here’s where Stan got the idea for the curved blade. Wow!”

    Q: Bobby Hull in the shower, giving away secrets that Mikita would prefer not shared

     

    A: The fourth longest river in Africa

    Q: Where the Newfie Hockey team drowned during spring training

     

    A: A large, sharp blade is attached to this machine used to clean ice surfaces.

    Q: Tony Soprano’s ice pick

     

    A: Former Portland centre selected just before Michael Jordan in the NBA draft.

    Q: Has more points in the NHL than the last 10 Leafs draft choices.

  57. AH says:

    Cam Cole was also bang on too! IF it appears PK is being stifled, we as fans should somwhow make sure he knows he has our support and SHOULDN’T CHANGE HIS WAYS! Look at that Oiler Omark and his fancy shootout goal, great excitement and creativity, of course some nights he’ll blow it and look stupid, but who cares!! It’s entertaining!!!!

  58. mjames says:

    Why don’t you take a day off friend? There is nothing wrong with Cowan having an opinion. So you disagree with him. There is no need for you to be so rude. I don’t see anyone ridiculing your attempt at being an amateur scout. What makes you an expert at all things Canadiens?

     

     

    mjames

  59. Duracell3 says:

    Good to see Vityaz is still embarrassing hockey everywhere, and finishing last every single year.

    #92 in the video in white is former NHL allstar Josh Gratton, who totaled a mind boggling 3 goals in 86 games in the NHL as well as being -13.

  60. Duracell3 says:

    It is Ramo.

  61. ed lopaz says:

    Thank you Stu Cowan.

    Supporting PK being benched was an absolutely absurd notion.

    PK was on his way to quickly becoming one of the true stars in the game.

    Now he has to worry that any mistake could send him back to the Press box.

    Thats not the way to BUILD CONFIDENCE in your most promising young star.

    Martin is a an old school hack – always was, always will be.

    No clue how to manage people – it takes more than X’s and O’s to be a good manager.

     

     

  62. otter649 says:

    The goalie on the dark sweatored team is it Ramo – The Habs property they got in a trade ?

  63. JohnBellyful says:

    While we’re killing time waiting for the Habs/Leafs game, why not sit back, relax and enjoy a game ourselves. SmartDog asks questions looking for answers, I give answers looking for questions. Here’s how it works: I present a statement of fact (or truthiness) and you respond with the appropriate question (I don’t want to brag but I think this would make a terrific TV quiz show).

    Here’s how it works:

    A: “He shoots, he scores.”
    Q: What was Foster Hewitt’s signature call?

    A: No. 4
    Q: What was Jean Beliveau’s number? (Also acceptable: Bobby Orr’s number, Don Cherry’s IQ)

    Ready? Good luck! (All 20 answers … I mean, questions can be found on the Internet or in hockey books or by sending an E-mail to The Quizmaster with a $50 cheque attached. Or forward your credit card number if that makes it simpler. It would for me.)

    A: 85′ X 200′
    A: 1″ thick, 3″ in diameter
    A: 6′ X 4′
    A: 6’9″

    A: “To the people across Canada, we tried. We gave it our best. To the people who booed us, geez, all of us guys are really disheartened. We’re disillusioned and disappointed. We cannot believe the bad press we’ve got, the booing we’ve got in our own building.”
    A: “So this is what it’s like to be a Maple Leaf?”
    A: 894 goals, 1,962 assists, 15 100-point seasons, 10-time winner of the Art Ross Trophy, 9-time winner of the Hart Trophy, five-time winner of the Lady Byng Trophy and two-time winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy.
    A: 256 straight games without a goal.

    A: “The Russians are going home!”
    A: “I wish this Russian would go home!”
    A: 964 straight games played.
    A: Owns Stark Enterprises, fights evil-doers when not chairing board meetings.

    A: “Yes, Mr. Carnegie, your minor league career has been exceptional but we just don’t have a spot on the roster now. If our team was doing poorly, maybe, but we’re all white … I mean alright, okay?”
    A: NHL analyst and former goalie whose slip of tongue has generated 136 variations of the same joke. Now 137.

    A: Cogito ergo sum

    A: “I don’t care what you say, Toe. I’m not going back out there without a mask.”
    A: “Hey, guys, look at this! Here’s where Stan got the idea for the curved blade. Wow!”
    A: The fourth longest river in Africa
    A: A large, sharp blade is attached to this machine used to clean ice surfaces.
    A: Former Portland centre selected just before Michael Jordan in the NBA draft.

    “A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.”

  64. JD_ says:

    Awesome. The Monster drinkin’ syrup…

    Would love to see one of Kovy knockin’ the waffles out of Tucker on that hit of hits.

  65. habsruleworld says:

    hahaha, swear The Monster is saying   Fack!  this is hopeless

     

    great stuff!

  66. Timo says:

    Reposted on facebook… this is going viral, baby.

  67. J Haul says:

    hoooooly smokes those had me laughing!

  68. marshx says:

    ahahahaah amazing.

  69. Everlasting1 says:

    haha A friend sent me this vid a few days ago. Cheers bro \m/

     

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  70. Paulin98C says:

    Everlasting1: we regards to a post you made last night…. I do enjoy metal music at hockey games. Since we are in the Holiday season… enjoy this Christmas light show!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFjI7gT1FvI

  71. Timo says:

    <makes devil horns>

  72. bigdave says:

    That so called brawl seemed to feature “soccer inspired” scripted diving and rolling around faking injury.

    Was Ramo’s coach telling him to stay down at the bench and fake injury?

    Sure looked like it.

     

     

     

    “The Allo Police Media – a collection of bitter ex-coaches, players and wannabees whose collective lack of success accounts for their present positions in Sports’ equivalent of a Jerry Springer Show”

  73. habsguy says:

    Good story on PK,  I really like what Max had to say!!!

  74. J_P says:

    Can someone tell me when hockey players decided to become such huge babies?

    Martin St louis and the lightning were crying last night about Linus Omark’s Shootout winner.  Why? Because he did what he’s supposed to do in the shootout by fooling your goalie and winning the game?

     

  75. Ian Cobb says:

    About tonight. We had better come out skating right of the hop tonight. Unlike last night, we did not skate well in the first and second. There was no reason for Detroit to take a penalty, we were just gliding with one hand on the stick out there until the 3rd.

    They were skating and forcing us into stupid penalties. Gomez’s speed was very much missed through center ice last night although Boyd played well. And of course Price was a standout again.

    Toronto is a much poorer team, but will take advantage, if we do not skate at top speed like we can. We are capable of beating every team in the league, if we play with speed and team defence for 60 minutes. They are our top two weapons and after that , the cupboard is bare.

    By the way, did we only win the one faceoff last night??? Need to bring Doug Jarvis back to coach that skill, or maybe even me!!

     

  76. habsguy says:

    Ian,   remember just a few short months ago there were only a handful of us here who truly believed in Price and how well the team would do….I also remember back a little bit ago that WE were the only two here defending Gomez and how we don’t have to dump and chase with him out there,  how he could gain the zone keeping comtrol of the puck ala Bobby Smith !!!!

  77. Clay4bc says:

    Ian, I have to disagree about missing Gomez. We soundly outplayed the Wings for almost all parts of the game where we weren’t short-handed. Gomez would have added little or nothing to that. Look at the complete dominance we showed in the third period.

    We could add three players for his salary who would likely all individually add more to the team than he does. People like Halpern, for example, who actually earns his salary.

    And FYI, Pleks won a lot of face-offs.

    __________________________

    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  78. Matt_in_TO says:

    That ‘brawl’ is hilarious.  Not much truculence on the team in black.  Love the guy who doesn’t know what to do and then tries to break up the fights but won’t drop his stick.

     

    - In Price We Trust

  79. Timo says:

    Made me laugh. Kind of reminded me of Breezer, however in Breezer’s case he was just afraid to mess up his hair.

  80. thebigguy says:

    Tickets on sale for world Junior tournament. I just bought 2 tickets to the gold m edal game in the lower bowl.

  81. Ian Cobb says:

    Steve!   Let me know what time you are picking me up!

  82. DearyLeary says:

    To be fair, the ‘brawl’ was started by a ‘good canadian boy’. 

  83. Ian Cobb says:

    Right on Chuck!  The rest will catch up to the parade my friend!

  84. thebigguy says:

    Lol, I was able to get tickets in the lower bowl, my friend in the upper one. I’m sure for non gold medal games there’s still tix available.

    We’re both confident Canada will be in the Gold Medal game but it will be aheg disapointment if they’re not.

    Thinking of buying a Louis Leblanc Team Canada jersey.


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