Optional practice for Habs

The Canadiens had a team meeting, an off-ice workout and an optional skate for six in Brossard this morning.

Goalie Alex Auld, defencemen Yannick Weber and Alexandre Picard and forwards Tom Pyatt, David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty skated.

The Canadiens are home to the Calgary Flames Monday night at the Bell Centre before flying out immediately to Buffalo, where they’ll play the Sabres Tuesday. Then it’s back to practice with a game Friday in Ottawa vs. the Senators and home next Saturday for the homecoming of former Habs captain Saku Koivu and the Anaheim Ducks.

134 Comments

  1. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    No, he was minus a million or so for the Isles. If + – is your big assessment tool, then we’ll just use Wisniewski’s plus minus as a Hab. He’s 26, he’s still developing, just like O’Byrne, DUH!

  2. Everlasting1 says:

    I don’t need to be made to feel better about Halak’s performance. It’ll stand on it’s own. It’s really about the team..but nice trolling, making this about your Lord and Saviour of last year.

    One need only look at the numbers before and after the string of injuries this season. See a correlation?

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  3. PeterD says:

    Not bad for a little guy…sort of another Desharnais…I really like their spunk and heart…I just hope we can give them a shot at the bigs…but I am afraid we can only really have room for one small guy like that and we have too many (Gionta and Cammi)…we need more size up front…I think every team could use at least one guy like a Martin St. Louis.

    But you know what, in three or so years from now Gallagher could shine for us if Gio and Cammi have moved on and we have more beef up front…

  4. OneTimer says:

    b-b-but he used words like sophistry and nadir! Aren’t you impressed?

  5. Chuck says:

    There are 8 goalies who have played in as many games as Halak. Of those, Halak is 7th of 8 in SV%. Does that make you feel better?

    Centre Hice: Bruins blogger gets racial on PK Subban

  6. Everlasting1 says:

    I’d have to respectfully disagree..clearing pucks, blocked shots, screens, deflections are keys.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  7. Everlasting1 says:

    You’re lumping goalies who’ve only seen minimal action/games so far with sv%s.

    I WISH there was a stat for odd man rushes.

    With a healthy lineup, the Blues would be a top 5 in the West..

    Good luck with Philly if you make the dance 😛

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  8. Everlasting1 says:

    And you are…?? Do you hear me insulting anyone FIRST? You must hate people with differing opinions/perspectives, but to someone who is challenged, it can be hard to accept.

    Go Habs go.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  9. habsfansince91 says:

    ya but the thing with grabovsky was that he wanted out because he felt he wasn’t getting enough playing time.

  10. Chuck says:

    Their penalty kill is 20th, and they’re 15th in number of goals given up while shorthanded, so their play while shorthanded doesn’t explain why their goalie ranks all the way down at 29th in save percentage.

    Also, a team that’s allowed the 5th-fewest shots against can’t be giving up more odd-man rushes than most other teams, unless you expect us to believe that teams have an incredible knack of being unable to get a shot away on an odd-man rush against the Blues.

     

    Centre Hice: Bruins blogger gets racial on PK Subban

  11. Everlasting1 says:

    If you’ve seen as many Blues games as I have, you’d realize how many odd man rushes they give up..ridiculous actually. Their penalty kill is the worse and opponents are getting good looks. One pp after another..

    But I wouldn’t expect you to realize much..you are rather limited.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  12. slapshot777 says:

    Last nite, I was saying how Patches should never got a minor for bumping into Lundquist, because he was pushed or cross checked from behind by Dubinsky. Dubinsky all nite was playing with a chipy edge, because he thought that PK slew footed him. Anyway Lundquist should have gotten a major for punching with his blocker, but only got a 2 minute roughing penalty.

    The Habs, still wondering how came away short handed. The officiating is getting worst every year. I watched the game today between Washington and Ottaw and green was smoked by Folingo, a clean body check. Green gets up and comes to the front of the net and slew foots an ottawa player. he gets a tripping penalty, but no one says anything about it. Pk or any Hab player does or supposedly does something and a big deal is made of it.

     

     

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  13. Born in a Bad Year says:

    We talk a lot about SK, D’agostini and O’Byrne as youth that the team let go and have gone on to play better on other teams.

    The guy we hardly mention is Grabovski.

    His line in Toronto has more goals scored than the Sedin line in Vancouver.  Ouch.

  14. HabFanSince72 says:

    In addition, the Habs have the 2nd best penalty kill %, the Blues 20th.

     

    You know the old adage: the most important member of the pk unit is the goalie.

     

  15. slapshot777 says:

    Like I said before “everlasting is a troll” every post he replies to is always confrontational. Everyone is always wrong and he thinks he is always right, you say black and he says white. He is definately not a Habs fan, or if he is he sure as a funny way of showing it.

    I don’t drink the kool-aid or wear the rose colour glasses, but seems like every remark made is always countered with his remark completely opposite. He is everlasting alright an everlasting idiot.

     

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  16. Chuck says:

    Your team chock full of AHLers has allowed the 5th-fewest shots against per game at 28.1, yet their goalie is 29th is save percentage. He’s not being overworked, but he certainly is underperforming.

    Centre Hice: Bruins blogger gets racial on PK Subban

  17. SeriousFan09 says:

    Prospect Update:

    RW Brendan Gallagher had a goal and two assists today and a total 2G, 5A on the week with his Vancouver Giants. He’s 5th overall in WHL scoring and he’s got 22 more points than anyone on his team. Not as many goals since losing linemate Craig Cunningham, but he’s still getting out the assists to help his team along. 

     

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

  18. Everlasting1 says:

    And the team has no bearing..chock full of AHLers.

    A concussion to either Cammy, Pleks, Gio, AK and there is no post-season. That’s the truth.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  19. Chuck says:

    Actually, they’ve taken 193 minor penalties, not minutes. 193 minor penalty minutes would make them the least-penalized team in the league.

    Centre Hice: Bruins blogger gets racial on PK Subban

  20. Mark C says:

    Are you kidding?

    That’s what I said, however the NHL ranks the 8th highest as being 22, as the stat is counted in reverse, like I said. It’s just semantics, in my prior post I acknowledged that the Blues’ were 8th in minors taken.

    Here’s the league’s website: http://www.nhl.com/ice/teamstats.htm?fetchKey=20112ALLAAAAll&sort=minorPenalties&viewName=penalties

  21. Mark C says:

    Thanks. The funny thing is I’m not a huge JM fan, but blaming him for the handling of young players is gone too far. I don’t think JM is the best at it, but he isn’t ruining players careers and a few players going on to be marginally better isn’t that big of a deal.

  22. Born in a Bad Year says:

    There is one thing you are overlooking with O’Byrne’s plus minus.  Since he has been with Colorado, he has gone from even to plus 13.  Liles has only gone from plus 6 to plus 11.  O’Bryne in not on the ice as much in the final minutes when they are down and trying to catch up. Where he has picked up a couple without Liles is when the team is up a goal, he plays on a shutdown paring without Liles and has been on the ice for at least three empty net goals that I can think of, plus he has picked up assists on a couple of those.

    I will go with his coach’s opinion, which is that he is the most under rated defenceman on the team.  I heard him say those words directly a week ago on NHL radio.

  23. Everlasting1 says:

    Are you dyslexic? They have 193 minor penalty minutes..that’s 8th highest.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  24. Mark C says:

    Exactly, put him with an elite level antithesis of himself and he has a lot of value as a physical shutdown D-man, put him with anyone else and he’s a middling player.

  25. Mark C says:

    Right, 30 teams, 8th most also means they rank 22 in minors taken. The stat is counted in reverse, fewest=1th and most=30th. Or at least that how NHL.com does it.

  26. Seps says:

    Yes because Auld’s the future, trade Carey…

     

    Maybe you should stick to soccer

  27. Everlasting1 says:

    And you’ve been dropped as a child.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  28. habs365 says:

    don’t know any GM who would want to give up a good player..so that being said..it would pretty much indicate a temp player..if PG goes that route..here goes one of our established players maybe some of our good assets..if he could better the team for another five years plus..than that wouldn’t be so bad of an idea..otherwise PG..don’t go there..stick with what we have should we make the playoffs, and see how far the Habs can go..never know in the playoffs if they can get their scoring going..the remainder of the team is as good, in some cases better than most teams…….

  29. Chuck says:

    Yeah yeah, I know. You’re Halak’s illegitimate love child.

    Centre Hice: Bruins blogger gets racial on PK Subban

  30. Everlasting1 says:

    I don’t think you’re up to speed.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  31. Chuck says:

    If you’re a Hab fan, why would you hope that another team’s goaltender (and by extention, that team) have a better season than our own?

    Centre Hice: Bruins blogger gets racial on PK Subban

  32. Everlasting1 says:

    BS.. they’re 8th in minors.

     

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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  33. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Honestly MarkC, if it weren’t for people like you, Chris, Punkster, and SeriousFan I’d have left this monkeyhouse ages ago.

    Thank you for this post!

  34. Habnofear says:

    So we’re at bout the mid way point of the season  and after the All star game there be the chance to make trade one last time to improve a teams chance to make the play-offs or win The Stanley Cup.We know that the other NHL teams will be making  the moves necessary to achieve these goals but will the Habs follow suit? Will Pierre Gauthier dive in and do the things necessary to get the boarding passes for  his team and their fans on a Stanley Steamer? Or will it be  a lil move with a temp player  as is usually the case in recent years???


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Optional practice for Habs

AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Carey Price

Coming off Tuesday’s 2-0 shutout of the Vancouver Canucks and last night’s 3-1 victory in Boston, Canadiens coach Jacques Martin offered his troops an optional practice this morning in advance of tomorrow’s home game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

A dozen players hit the ice in Brossard: goalies Carey Price (who plays tomorrow for his 15th start in 16 games this season) and Alex Auld and, in no particular order, skaters Scott Gomez, Alexandre Picard, Mathieu Darche, Dustin Boyd, Tom Pyatt, Jeff Halpern, Lars Eller, Maxim Lapierre, Travis Moen and Josh Gorges.

The rest of the team participated in dry-land workouts, notably a little indoor soccer.

Below, Price says last night’s win came with a style of game similar to how the Canadiens played during the postseason last year. (The first Habs Inside/Out-shot video clip, by the way. Expect to see more of it.)

VwUmItBoNBU

494 Comments

  1. jimmy shaker says:

    I know they sponsor the habs on RDS, but what exactly does the company do and is MAB a supervisor there?

    Shaker

  2. Timo says:

    I say it’s a good thing. We all remember what happened to Habs after that infamous All-star game.

  3. kordic says:

    Does anyone remember how  many goals he cost us?

     

     

    “The ghosts are gone. The Canadiens have two choices, try and win the cup or be French Canadian” – Ken Dryden

  4. showey47 says:

    What made me laugh was how tsn and sportsnet heavily mocked the hab fans for voting komi into the all-star game. But last summer when komi signed with the leafs,sportsnet regularily referred to him as an all-star during their leaf commercials.

  5. Danno says:

    I don’t know. Maybe you’re right. You are certainly not alone in wanting him back; most of the guys on L’AntiChambre sure would love him back too. I just remember there were plenty of frightening moments on top of the thrilling ones.

    But MAB certainly does possess the most wicked of shots, I’ll grant him that.

     

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

  6. Hagar says:

    I agree completely. MAB was worth 500k for his bombs from the point. If you limit the damage he does when the pp isn’t going on, he’s a damn fine player. For 500k who cares if he aint a Norris candidate. Does anyone know how many goals he racked up for us on the pp?

  7. ZepFan2 says:

    Dude, you have poop jokes on your blog. Get real! LMFAO

    Btw, still 0 comments.

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    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  8. 24 Cups says:

    Backes shuns UFA and gets five years on a new contract at 4.5M a season.

     

  9. Bugs says:

    What about Desharnais, White, Weber, Pac-Man, or whoever else?

    Don’t THEY need to learn the ropes too? Are THEY not “top prospects” if Eller is one?

    Despicably despondent, I yawn as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  10. showey47 says:

    I’d rather see our players resting during the all-star break. Especially price,at the rate he is playing games he is going to need the break. I was so thankful when virtually none of our players were asked to play in the olympics was year.

  11. kordic says:

    I don’t think he can change his shifts at Breault Martineau.

     

     

    “The ghosts are gone. The Canadiens have two choices, try and win the cup or be French Canadian” – Ken Dryden

  12. joshua94k says:

    Carey Price should be on that list. There can’t be 18 goalies ranked higher this year. Also Tomas Plekanec and PK Subban as well. Subban is a much better choice than Gonchar that old matador. 

    “It’s too much for one guy to shoulder. For us, we’re going to do it as a group. It’s abot sharing that responsibility win or lose.” – Mike Cammalleri

  13. GrimJim says:

    Do you want Adam76’s head to explode? We just got him calmed down from the past 18 months…

    What would you be if you were attached to another object by an incline-plan wrapped helically around an axis?

  14. habaddict_andy says:

    Oh I get ya.  Didn’t mean to be the spoiler.

     

    Scott Gomez to Montreal Media “You’re a pain in the neck, but you’re our pain in the neck.”

  15. Say Ash says:

    It’s karma for making Komisarek an all-star.

  16. twocents says:

    Sure, learning the ropes in the bigs. His came is well rounded enough for him to do this. There are different templates for different players. If he had a big hole in his game I’d say no. If he needed skills fine tuning, I’d say no. What he needs is to learn a few lessons that can’t be taught at any other level and to get used to the speed of the big game. He also needs to be shown how he is expected to play under Martin.

    If we needed more from him, it might be different. But, we are fortunate for the first time in a long time to not need to expect much from a top prospect and to let them grow into a role. To me it’s a sign of strength, not weakness.

  17. aemarchand11 says:

    Price snubbed on the All-Star ballot.

    Go Habs Go!
    2010-2011

  18. jimmy shaker says:

    I know you can count on one hand the amount of people that feel the same as I do about MAB coming back to the habs……but my idea is that MAB can do a lot better than Hammer or Spacek offensively and if limited to about 12-13 minutes of ice time against the other teams 3rd or 4th lines, he can be very effective in his zone as well.  I know he leaves us gasping for air sometimes out there, but I think if used effectively by JM it could work.  The PP will be lethal again (working right now, but don’t see it continuing without MAB’s presence out there).  And the biggest plus would be the cap space the habs would have if spacek’s or hammer’s contract comes off the books, which than could be turned into money spent on a top 6 forward out there somewhere, (Getzlaf)?

    Shaker

  19. Habs Proud says:

    After thinking on it I have to agree with you on Cami for #3, I picked Gionta but thats a tough question, Gomez certainly has strong points too but by the numbers you have to pick Cami, the fact he is so proud to be a Hab doesn’t hurt either

  20. Mikey_39 says:

    I’d rather be punched in the nads.

  21. fbkj says:

    but thats exactly how you argued with me when you said that because i said eller wasnt making mistakes, that our other prospects, were

    one doesnt mean the other bugs

  22. 123456 says:

    LOVE IT – HA HA HA

  23. fbkj says:

    please, call me johnny

    where did i say that all of our other prospects make mistakes?

    you seem rather unhinged to make that comment… you sound frustrated :(

  24. Danno says:

    Have you gone completely MAB?

     

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

  25. Bugs says:

    Saying we didn’t get enough return on the Halak trade isn’t crapping on Eller.

    You see that, right Zeppy?

    Did you also think I hated Price when I said Halak was better?

    One doesn’t mean the other. So don’t argue that way, please.

    Despicably despondent, I yawn as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  26. fbkj says:

    you havent destroyed anything other than the notion of proper web design

    what you call vile, i call funny, lighten up mr. crankypants

    done? OH NOES NOT T3H DONE!!! :(

  27. Habs Proud says:

    Great questions

    1- A little optimistic at least

    2- Have to say Price, honorable mention to Pleks and Subban though

    3- Gionta

    4-Have to say the whole PHD line at least lately, Gorges is unsung every day

    5- Develop Eller with ice time, he is gonna be above average player in the next year or two

  28. Bugs says:

    BWAAA-HA-HA! 

    …doesn’t make mistakes… What utter weakness. All our OTHER prospects make mistakes, right FB?

    Pathetic. Stick to your childish penis jokes you think are clever, ok?

    All you’re good for.

    Despicably despondent, I yawn as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  29. jimmy shaker says:

    C’mon now, shed Spacek or Hammer’s contract through a trade and bring on MAB with tons of cap space freed up!  Works for me.

    Shaker

  30. fbkj says:

    death: spacek

    famine: hammer

    pestilence: gill

    war: marky

    … just cuz

  31. Bugs says:

    So, in 30 seconds, I’ve demolished your no comments argument and your dishonest argument.

    All you’ve shown is what an extremely unpleasant individual you are and that you need to be vile for use as emphasis.

    I’ve no more time for you, FB. You’re done.

    Despicably despondent, I yawn as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  32. ZepFan2 says:

    “I’m NOT crapping on him for the Halak trade”

    Really? Then what’s with this snide remark…

    “Which is probably why we didn’t give a num1 goalie to get him at the time.”

    Unless you meant Carey F. Price.

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    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  33. fbkj says:

    sure, he hasnt made any mistakes that would make dressing him detrimental

  34. SmartDog says:

    I agree with #5 and have suggested this too.  Can’t disagree with #2. 

    Not surprisingly I don’t see #3 the same way.  Though he is capable of playing a defensive role, Gomez makes too many mistakes and is too often caught out of position to be the complete player in my eyes.  As I’ve posted, I seem to be the only one that thinks Cami actually is the most complete.  Watch the guy.  He’s really strong.  

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  35. habs4ever2894 says:

    worst star wars character ever…..

  36. Number31 says:

    Closer to the Brossard training center and ZERO (well almost zero) traffic going there. I believe Markov and Lapierre live there too. But any excuse not to have to drive across the bridge to Brossard is a heck of a smart choice.

  37. kirkiswork says:

    You wish….it’ll never happen.

  38. Mikey_39 says:

    Looking over all the names, it seems like not much thought was put into it, much like most of the other NHL decisions.  Streit? Really?  Isn’t he injured till later in the season?

  39. fbkj says:

    hes not lighting it up, but hes not costing us games, discount the fact that i called you dishonest, okay, but that doesnt mean i dont pinch the tip of my penis evertime i see you feign outrage, cuz giggling makes me pee abit

  40. Hagar says:

    Niemi?!?!?! What a joke.

  41. Bugs says:

    (sigh) ok.

    Does Lars Eller belong with the club at the moment, Deuce?

    Despicably despondent, I yawn as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  42. Say Ash says:

    That wasn’t vampire teeth?

  43. ZepFan2 says:

    I apologise. I see those comments have started picking up. 😉

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    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  44. fbkj says:

    that may be, but chuck isnt a self congratulating weiner, so he gets a pass

  45. Say Ash says:

    I’ve never understood that trophy. You can look at any team and probably come up with a player that is most valuable to that team. And then what, exactly?

  46. Chorske says:

    February has been dismal for so long in Habsdom that I still greet that month with apprehension.

    The December sub-meltdown is actually a December 23rd thing. We always seemed to manage to hand a Christmas miracle to other teams. I think last year was the first time in ages that the Habs didn’t noticeably decline around the holidays.

  47. SmartDog says:

    Re. #5 to be clear I meant roster changes in MARTIN’s CONTROL.  Not trading Darche for Crosby. 😛

    lots of good answers.  My own:

    1. Crazy.

    2. Can’t pick.  Really, all 3 have been awesome.  Or we wouldn’t be here.

    3. Cami. (EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG!) Leads the team in +/- (and top 20 in the league), makes GREAT passes, great puck control, he doesn’t SEEM as defensive minded but watch him in our end. He’s strong.

    4. Pouliot by a nose over the other two. Gorges has been sung. Halpern is awesome but Pouliot – from a demoted position – has shone without complaint.

    5. Can’t decide.  Demote Gomez to the 4th line. Kidding. :)   But if he doesn’t pick it up, sit him for a game.  He’s playing better but I don’t know if JM has been clear enough with the gap between performance and expectation. 

    ———
    Listen to the SmartDog. He knows his poop!

  48. ZepFan2 says:

    He expects Eller to be Gretzky on the 4th line all while being a rookie and learning the same system that took Cammi, Gomez and Gionta almost half a season to pick up.

    I think he’s got Halakititis.

    ————————————————————————

    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

  49. Bugs says:

    Uh, no, (and I know I’m making a mistake in replying to you), but I’m NOT crapping on him for the Halak trade; so don’t talk about me like you know where I’m coming from and then say something totally stupid. …dishonest… (scoff) that’s rich.

    I’m crapping on him becuase he’s being propped up and doing jack-all to deserve it.

    Despicably despondent, I yawn as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  50. jimmy shaker says:

    1 more week until MAB makes his return!  Can’t wait for the number 47 to be shootin bombs from the point on the PP for the beautiful HABS! 

    Shake and Bake

  51. Danno says:

    Sounds like a glowing report allright…

     

    Seriously, folks. Jaroslav Halak has been getting a ton of attention for
    his play, but Price has faced 120 more shots than Halak has this
    season. He’s getting wins and keeping the Canadiens in games with some
    spectacular saves along the way.

     

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

  52. Bugs says:

    Not for a blogspot, it isn’t. Did you not see Chuck’s Centre Hice blog? Very nice straight dope about the Dyson vacuum company suing the leafs for product infringement when sucking. No comments. Underneath that, an EXCELLENT story about the Canucks logo matching the Gateaux Vachon logo. No comments.

    But wait! The piece de résistance! His account of YOUR HIO summit with delicious pictures of ALL Y’ALL havin a good time. See where I’m goin? No comments.

    Yet, it’s an excellent blogspot and we all love Chuck. So no, Zeppy, it’s NOT telling. Especially an hour after it was posted and especially considering I’ve had half a dozen replies on this SITE concerning how awful it was and yawn, and so forth, which proves you read it. But that doesn’t count, right?

    Hold on to the bile for a bit, why do you say?

    Despicably despondent, I yawn as

    L.Bugs Potter, esq. Minority Owner of the Habbalicious Bubble-Gum Emporium, Proprietor of the Flanneltop Pop Shop, and Beaming Tenant in Mama’s Basement, i.e., Habsbros Central: http://habsbros.blogspot.com

  53. Chuck says:

    Jeez… I hope that Halak used some of the money from that big contract to invest in some dental work, or at the very least a toothbrush.

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  54. Hagar says:

    Whatever Carey. Why couldn’t you just be like “I put the M & E in team baby!!! I’m the best!!! The big bad Bruins can suck my nads.”

  55. SmartDog says:

    MAB is the new Breeze!

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  56. SmartDog says:

    Cami leads the team in +/-    

    I thiink he’s one of the strongest in puck control. His passes are rarely bad, he fights like a wild dog to regain the puck when he can.  To me those kind of things make him more than just an “offensive player”.  And his pass to Gio last night shows the smarts he has. He coulda shot. But he had the vision to pass. Beautiful pass too.

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  57. WarHero says:

    Hey guys! Check out the new live blog site and let us know what you think about the new format! Join me later for tonight’s game against the Sarnia Sting. Game time: 7:30pm

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  58. SeriousFan09 says:

    I still enjoy the ASG, I’m a big fan of skill hockey and it’s kind of fun to see the guys like Nash and Datsyuk just put on a show with crazy dangles and dekes that they couldn’t get away with normally. Once a year I’m okay with it, nice to see them pull out their bag of tricks and just go for it.

     

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

  59. Say Ash says:

    Oh, so somebody else will have to make Komi a starting all-star? Gotcha.

  60. Danno says:

    Jar Jar, you do appreciate I hope that you’d be nothing if it wasn’t for Mushmouth from the Cosby Kids cartoon.

     

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

  61. petrov14 says:

    Carey Price is #5 in THE HOCKEY NEWS HART TROPHY WATCH

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  62. Chuck says:

    We’re talking Robin here. She was probably meant to be Batman.

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  63. DearyLeary says:

    Brodeur is there because of legacy, and Fleury is on a pretty good team.  But Giguere makes no sense whatsoever, he’s like a dim lightbulb among a bunch of burnt out bulbs.  Sure you can see him, but he’s really nothing special.

     

    Whoa whoa whoa, wait… the Leafs have 4 potential nominees, we’ve got 3?  What’s wrong with this picture?

    Edit #2… Semin isn’t on that list but Green is for Washington?  Someone needs to give their head a shake.

  64. Number31 says:

    It’s actually pretty funny. Who the heck compiled that eh? At least 9 goalies don’t even belong on that list…and Fleury hasn’t been playing at an “all-star” level from before the Olympic break. No Rask either.

    But whatever. I was hoping everyone would send Biznasty to the ASG with a write-in vote ;D

  65. punkster says:

    Honestly Robert I soured on the whole ASG thing years ago. I’d have to say way back when the Cup winner played an AS team from the rest of the league (when, no idea?). It’s a money grab, a waste of time for fans (other than maybe the youngest who get to see many of the big guns all at once) and the festivities surrounding it and made up skills competitions are soooo boring.

    So thanks for the link. I had a quick look. Appreciate it. But I’ll move on now 😉

  66. Chuck says:

    Man, even if you’re taking into account the performance of the second-half of last season, it’s still doesn’t make any sense. They didn’e even come close to making the playoffs, but the have four players on the ballot. Humph.

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  67. fbkj says:

    neither was plekanec eller is younger than when turtleneck was a rook

    as much truth their may be that the team is keeping him up here because he was traded for halak

    bugs is equally only crapping on the kid, because he was traded for halak

    which is completely dishonest

  68. Danno says:

    Price is in a zone. Rock solid. Not cocky. Steady and ready. His body language says it all. He looks and acts like a winner. He’s developing into a champion-gentleman.

     

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

  69. SeriousFan09 says:

    Habs fans, League overlooking our top performers again, no Price on the ASG ballot but Giguere, Fleury, Brodeur combined have fewer wins, Tomas Plekanec is not named and Four Maple Loafs are on the ballot.

    Full ASG ballot info here.

     

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

  70. geo_habsgo says:

    1. I think the habs are going to win the cup every year so I would have ignorantly agreed.

    2. Would be Plekanec but I’ll say Price just because his solid play has really surprised me. I expected Subban to perform the way he has so good on him for meeting expectations, if not surpassing them?

    3. Gomez. He does a lot more of the little things way better than the other two. Has a decent shot and would be a force if he used it a little more.

    4. Darche. He might not be the one getting all the goals but his play has been so gritty and dirty and that has helped the scorer on his line, Pouliot, do what he is paid to do. Darche solidify’s that line and never stops playing with 200% intensity and work ethic. All without fanfare.

    5. Hmm tough one. I’d say Tom Pyatt for White. I really liked what I saw from him in the preseason but admittedly I don’t really know how he has been doing in Hamilton this season.  I like what he brings even though the move would mean giving up a penalty killer in exchange for someone who loves penalty minute.

  71. TPlow says:

    1, Way optimistic.

    2. Price.

    3. Tough one. Gio?

    4. Hmmm … maybe Halps.

    5. Phil Kessel for two first rounders and a second. Oh, wait a minute ….

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  72. Mattyleg says:

    Yeah, I’m definitely digging the fewer shots.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—


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