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Well Miller admitted he didn’t have a concussion …Lucic didn’t hit Miller in the head.
This is a complete falsehood Boston fans like to keep spreading. The fact is Miller said he had disk damage (quite serious) in his neck and wasn’t sure if he had actually been concussed. However, doctors both at the time and subsequently diagnosed him with a concussion, his own doubts notwithstanding.
Guy didn’t miss 8 games because he was faking it, and the idea that Lucic breaking his neck is somehow sooo much better than Lucic concussing him is stupid. Once again Boston fans make excuses for why the severe injuries their players cause don’t really count.
How dare Miller impede Tootoo’s progress. That’s interference and then he just piles on with punches. I’m sorry. That’s a minimum 2 games for Miller.
What? Miller just got traded to Boston! That’s 10 games Tootoo…
They used to say he was Ruff at home and Lindy on the road.
I’m convinced Shanahan will suspend Tootoo as the latter doesn’t play for the Boston Bruins..otherwise he gets off.
Shanahan will suspend Miller for punching Tootoo! That’s how stupid these people are.
Plus he’s non white. And a relative nobody so the book gets thrown. Shamahan.
Brendan Shanahan is Colon Campbull in drag.
This is total garbage and I totally agree with Ruff and I’m not a Sabres fan but whats right is right. Ruff is correct that it’s open season on goalies, but the main difference between Tootoo and Lucic and by no way am I a Bruins fan either is that Tootoo went right threw the crease and Lucic was an open ice collision and thats what Shanny will say but Tootoo should have the book thrown at him 5 to 10 games.
If the molsons are satisified with being average, then they’ve got the perfect coach, GM and consultant and thet don’t have to change anything
ability is what you’re capable of doing.
attitude determines how you do it
Is that what Gainey is, a consultant? More like architect of mediocrity. The guys need help and these three stooges can’t improve the team. I feel sorry for them after the LA game because there’s more heart than some people give them credit for. But they needs more bodies and more sandpaper!
how can the habs or gainey be considered mediocrity…since the 2003/2004 season ( gainey’s first ) the habs have missed the playoffs once..2005/06: koivu gets hurt or maybe the habs go to the finals… 2007/08 lose in the 2nd round …2009/10 beat OV and Sid the Kid and 2010/11 lose in game 7 to a Hot Tim Thomas …how is Bob Gainey a stooge…Wake up hab fans they will NOT win the cup every year…those days ended in the 70’s…just make the playoffs… that is the best chance for any team to win the cup ….AND THEY HAVE DONE THAT
I get the feeling that all these “woe is me” fans are either in need of medication or so young that they don’t really realize the disastrous state the team was in before Gainey turned this organization around, top to bottom.
Yeah thet went from being division champs to fighting for a playoff spot. Now that’s real progress.BTW I watched the teams of the mids 60’s on. Must be the meds
Was that Gainey or Halak and Price kranky
I didn’t see Gainey in nets.
Nathan Beaulieu with 8G, 18A in 29 games. 4th overall in scoring for QMJHL Defencemen. He’s making his case for the World Juniors certainly.
– I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
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Anyone else know someone named Lindy?
I do, she was the Chief’s assistant. She was hot.
How about it NHL? No fighting, just hockey?
Photo or it didn’t happen.
You’re right, it never happened.
Yeah, my father had a co-worker named Lindy!! Both men are long gone tho!!!
Shanahan has dug himself a hole with no end. Suspend Tootoo and it smacks of favouritism for the B’s. Don’t suspend him and the league looks like a farce. I’m gonna love to see the video explanation on this one….
Never mind, 2+2 finally equalled 4
Tootoo figured that if Lucic can do it without penalty , why not him ?
For the amount of ice time he gets this year, AK is our second best player on the team.
His goal with Leblanc and Eller was a thhing of beauty, what willthey do with Leblanc?
What is JM going to do next year when Gallager arrives.
Leblanc, DD, Gallager line!
After Pleky? What about Max and ColeTrain?
This is an easy call for Shambelhan.
Obvious infraction, no Boston player involved: 2-3 games depending on how frustrated he is at realizing his job is to keep the Bruins intact while disciplining everyone else.
Listen to the Smart Dog. He knows his poop!
This just in: Shanahan has had enough of Miller’s trying to impede the progress of opposing forwards. He is gonna sit him for two games!
sounds about right…
Sal from the Hammer
The Bruins are the “Starley Cup Champians”??
Leblanc should go back to Hamilton for the simple reason that there are no superstars on the Habs to take him under their wing.When Lafleur was brought up he had a team of piers whom we’re from the top of the mountain but who’s going show Leblanc?Gomez?Leblanc can only be shown how to be a goalie on this Habs team et sa tout!
Good point Dude. Next year we will have him and also Gallager at 21. Might be to much offense.
What’s going to happen to Pulajas ,but agree on letting Leblanc back to the Dog ,let him learns to be dominant and play 20 to 25 min.. a game
Leblanc- might just stick with that line. They were great. But that amount of offense might make JM dizzy!
Hey Ian just read u report goal for and again does not look good ,bruin are 85 to 51
If you check back. All Stanly cup champs nearly have the fewest goals against! Goals for are not as important.
Being even by two goal between the two shown if Price get hurt we out
I much prefer skate, pass and score to dump & chase and lose the puck to the other team…
Louis Leblanc certainly did impress in LA.
Maybe they’ll be singing Louie Louie at the Bell…
Louie Louie, oh no
Me gotta go
Aye-yi-yi-yi, I said
Louie Louie, oh baby
Me gotta go
“Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
If i was not born a Hab fan i be looking at the Red Wing they are on pace to 113 pts season and if they do, that will be # 12 in a row talk about from office all the way down to the ice
Perhaps someone can enlighten me.
My buddies and I were having a discussion pertaining to the crease.
It seems to me they should now paint it grey, as in the grey-zone.
There was a time when you couldn’t score while standing in the crease. Then, a teams’ goal was dis-allowed if a player was in the crease.
And hitting or even lightly tugging at a goalie was an automatic 2-minute.
The rules seem to have receded, or the refs just aren’t reinforcing them.
Is it me, of have the rules changed?
Happy to see that Leblanc is getting a longer look at what it takes to be an everyday NHL player. This kind of experience can only help him develop when he inevitably gets sent back down to Hamilton.
Hopefully Palushaj can replicate what his fellow Michigan alumnus Pacioretty did last year and become a more dominant player in Hamilton after struggling in Montreal.
David Desharnais is the next Yvon Cournoyer!!
If that were only true, Ian. What a weapon we’d have! Cournoyer is my all-time favourite.
Ian – I like DD a lot but I’m not sure he has the wheels that Captain Cournoyer displayed.
I see DD being a perfect 3rd line centre until somebody better comes along (keeping in mind we presently don’t have any hotshot centres in our system).
Steve- Right now he is our second best center man and if Martin keeps Plekanic on the PP point (which he did not last night, about time) DD would be our #1
They say the same about Robiro’s too slow but good passer and look what happen
DD thanks Carbo ,got the vision and anticipation of the play that a good center use to feed is winger something blind past from back Gomez has lost
“If you’re not the TOP DAWG, the view never changes”
We’ll see about that.
But, I said earlier this season that he was a better player, all things considered, than Grabovski. Many thought I was out to lunch. Well, he’s still putting up points at a better rate than Graps and he is only in his first full season.
To reach Cournoyer level he has a lot to prove.
Hart not to cheer for DD + him and St-louis are the only 2 players who can skate through Chara
Tootoo tried to cut out front. The defenceman’s glove and stick get caught between Tootoo and the net/goalie. TOOTOO TRIES TO JUMP OUT OF THE WAY.
If this gets a suspension, then it will be purely to make up for the non-suspension on Lucic.
Seriously, if this gets a suspension, WHAT A JOKE Shanahan will become in my eyes (as if he isn’t already).
I think it should be suspension, but it’s not nearly as bad as the Lucic one, which also should have been a suspension.
No way that’s a suspension, Tootoo tried to lessen the impact by jumping to the outside unlike Lucic who kept on trucking straight ahead
If Tootoo wanted to run Miller he would have just drilled into him head on. Tootoo IMO tried to jump over Miller to lessen the impact.
I loved the way DD played against those big guys out on the coast. I love seeing guys who beat the odds, when it comes to playing hockey through hard work.
Which is why I found it a little unsettling at how many wanted to trade him earlier in the year.
I’ve said it all along, he’s our version of Marty St Louis.
He’s got great vision and a very good play-maker, and as you pointed out, his size seems to be less of a factor.
he’s got guts and guts is enough!
The lack of consistency in the NHL disciplinary matters means that every little thing is thought to be a suspendable offence now, resulting in much braying to the heavens if the offender “gets away with it” for whatever reason is dreamed up as a rationale. C’mon, he barreled into the goalie, sure, but he was given five and a game for it. That’s a sufficient penalty against the player for a play that has a substantial grey area regarding intent, and did not result in an injury. There have been far worse collisions that don’t even get two minutes (several involving our goalie) and contact is part of the game. Yes it happened right in the goalie’s crease to a goalie that just returned from a concussion, but that type of thing doesn’t factor into a decision by the disciplinary committee. The fact that Pacioretty had his neck broken a few months ago certainly didn’t give him the benefit of the doubt with the committee, right? Not everything has to result in a suspension for crying out loud.
GO HABS GO! 2011-12 is our year!
i agree, but he will be suspended, so that Shanny can prove he’s not “weak”.
Time’s up, JM must go!
Who does he have to prove it to, though? Lindy Ruff? One of the biggest blowhard coaches in the NHL calls him out so he thinks that Shanny’s backed into a corner – I just don’t see it playing out that way. Generally that sort of thing tends to backfire – think of the Murray situation in LA a year ago when he called out the League and ending up eating a huge fine.
GO HABS GO! 2011-12 is our year!
He shouldnt get suspended for that there was nothing he can do to get out of the way and the d-man pushed him as well. It happens and i hope he doesnt get punished for that but who knows what shanny is going to do.
If it had happened to Price, a lot of people here would be saying Shanahan should suspend Tootoo.
Oh bull….he didn’t try to stop, Are ya blind? or just stupid?
Yay for rational discussion!
He tried harder than Lucic. It’s not easy to just stop when you are going full speed through a turn with a guy leaning on you. It looks like he tried to cut to the middle but couldn’t because of the Dman on him. He tried to jump out of the way but that really didn’t do anything. He’ll get suspended. Shanahan will make up some bullshit that because of the angle of his skates as he progressed forward into the driving position that it transfluxed his weight into a power mode which was intentionally done in order to to injure, and he’s a repeat offender. I can see him getting 6-8 games. Mark my words. Then shit will go down, except nothing will come of it, and the Bruins will get away with it again.
Is it suspension worthy though? If anything is handed down to 22 then it’s to make up for the missed call on Lucic, maybe to send a message that if you’re not a star/veteran and on a team that doesn’t rhyme with Boston, then you have to answer to your actions. Personally this doesn’t seem different than all the other goalie interference penalties handed out in a lot of games.
But hey, I also said that Pacioretty’s hit was the same as Boogard’s, which did not warrent a suspension. Boy did Shannahan disagree, he said it was more like Matt Cooke’s!
Shanahan has made his decision. Due to Tootoo’s hit on Miller, Pacioretty will have to sit out another two games!
I like your alias by the way. That’s what I call my son (lovingly, of course).
He deserves more!
You do realize that he is considering that right?
This weeks report on where we place within the 30 teams. In order of a winning team.
Goals Against-69. We sit 12th. Last week we sat 14th with 60.
Total Points—27. We sit 21st. Last week we sat 22nd with 24.
We are currently tied for the last play off spot in our conference, in 8th place with two other teams.
Goals For—–67. We sit 22nd. Last week we sat 18th with 61.
Ian, Josh Gorge is #1 in the league for blocked shots with 73
Sure hope he is not the next one into the Montreal General playing this type of defensive hockey. Man hours lost record for a team under this system.
Tied but not tied, Ian. We have 27 points, but have played 2 more games than Washington and 1 more than Ottawa.
True Dat my friend. We are not out of the woods by a long shot.!
The things I look at when Shanny is going to make a ruling are which teams are involved, where are they in the standings, and is it going to cost the league in revenue.
I hope Markov takes all the time he needs to get better. His salary is off the books for now. It’ll be like bring on the winning side of a trade once he’s better. No need to rush a couple knee injuries. He may be a little tentative when he gets back but that part of dealing with a huge injury. White, on the other hand, will be a beast when he gets back. Not a debilitating injury, he’s going to make up for lost time and hit everything that moves. He’s young, when I talked to him he said he loved playing for montreal and will do whatever it takes for him to stay there and prove that he earned his first one way contract… Way more than Darche (although he’s playing well, just not productive). As for the Tootoo hit, no suspension. Maybe a fine but no suspension. He was going hard to the net but had nowhere to go thanks to the Sabres’ d. No intent and got the crap kicked out of him afterwards. Hats off to David Perron on his return and scoring. The habs should be so lucky to trade for him
It’s hard to say this, but I think Tootoo is a scapegoat. I don’t think it was that bad, definitely a penalty, but not suspendable. Shanny will suspend him for 5 games and say “see, I told you, next time we’re going to get serious”. It’s easy for Shanny to do this, cause Tootoo’s not a Bruin, plays in a non-hockey market and he has always been reckless.
Tootoo ain’t a Bruin, so Shanny is gonna take him to the back of the building and do him in with a firing squad.
Being negative has its advantages,
you’re never disappointed.
the bruins may be a bunch of goons and what not but u have to give them credit they are the Stanley Cup Champs
You mean Starley Cup Charpians, don’t you?
Actually they’re Starley Cup Charpiars
I stand corrected on my misspelling of a misspelling
And now I present to you the lovely and talented Miss Spelling:
Lol I didn’t read the link before i clicked it. Not exactly what I was expecting to see
He means Stanley Cup Chumps.
The Cambell Cup Champs
That Cup was handed to them. Given to them. Anyone who can’t see that is BLIND!
That is why there should be an * beside their names.
*Cup awarded to team that gooned Max Pacioretty and got away with it. Would have lost to Habs otherwise.
Pshh…Price got it worse than that 2 times yesterday. The difference is that JM is not a whiner like Ruff and Price is not a wuss like Miller. That should be a 2 minute minor and nothing more.
Like Price would have reacted differently under those circumstances. Please.
Agreed on 2-4 min. minor for goalie interference. Tootoo was driving hard to the net and pinched into Miller by a defender. Hockey play.
Thus sayeth the Lord, “Destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks.” Amos 2:9
“We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin
Miller did just come back from a concussion so I can understand his reaction.
It looked like how aliens used electricity to levitate the pyraminds.
You couldn’t generate enough brainwaves to form an idea.
What are pyraminds?
I call it using the power of my mind to levitate pyramids. Its cheaper and more enviromentally friendly then electrictiy.
its funny every1 thinks the league is on the bruins side u guys look like idiots when u think that, cuz all the bruin fans just laugh at you stop feeling sorry for urselves i hope ur better then that
This habs fan might be an idiot, but I know how to express myself using proper punctuation.
Have you looked in the mirror today habs17.
That must be your age, correct?
There is a certain hilarity to a situation where somebody that cannot be bothered to spell correctly or use grammar and punctuation skills comes around to call people idiots.
Correction…..How right you are!
Is that you Don Cherry?
i hope louis leblanc can stay with the big club he’s played well lately just get rid of darche
You really wouldn’t prefer that he plays 20-25 minutes a game in Hamilton? I’m surprised because it’s pretty well known that Latendresse’s progress suffered because fans and management were so excited for the guy to be our next Lafleur. Pacioretty was a prime example of how developing in the AHL as a first liner is better than developing on the 3rd and 4th lines here
he got 12 minutes of ice time id like to seen him get 14-15 minutes and keep him here
I’d also like to see Eller get more ice time, but that’s just not in the cards
I think Eller is gonna be real good player for us.
@Montreal Bruin, every fan shows bias, regardless of the team.
You’ve proven that it’s hard to be objective, when it comes to your team.
Just look at we HIO bloggers.
The difference between Goon fans and hab fans is that you have Campbell, and we don’t.
Because of it, the Bs have been barrelling over the opponents for a few years now, and always seem to get away with it.
It’s like little Milan (name selection is purely coincidental) being busted in the candy store by your uncle, the owner.
A stern look, and go on home.
Where as little Johnny, the hab fan, gets to stand in the corner, his parents are called, the local newspaper is advised of the little thief,
and the entire community views Johnny as the whiner, while Milan holds the cup at Sunday mass.
Most knowledgeable hockey fans don’t hate Lucic. They hate how the Bs get away with crookery, similar to fishing using a gov’t hellicopter.
I’d love to have a Lucic on our team. But he’d have to change his ways, because sporting a Habs jersey is not a license to injure. Only the black and gold jersey will buy you that pass.
They also have Jacobs whose dealings with Bettman have quietly made him a powerful man in hockey. The contract extension he was instrumental in giving Bettman, seems to let the Bruins call their own shots
Huge differences between Lucic and this. First of all, Tootoo is taking the puck to the net on a HOCKEY play, secondly, Tootoo makes an effort to avoid miller, by trying to jump over in. The only upwards motion that Lucic made was the swinging of his arms to maximize contact.
That being said, he’ll get 5-10 games, simply because he doesn’t wear black and gold.
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