1. Exit716 says:

    Ottawa’s not a good hockey market. That’s why they have to feign being competitive to keep the fans semi-interested. If they tank, you’ll see 14,000 average attendance there before you can say Jack Robinson.

  2. Hockey Socks says:

    Staios is an aging vet that won’t help the Canadiens and Bouwmeester is overpaid/unaffordable. I guess Regehr would depend on what’s going back in return, but I don’t watch the Western conference much.

  3. JVF says:

    Not overly optimistic…

  4. Big Ted says:

    Wis is in!

  5. Greg says:

    Hahahahaha! Brilliant!

    “I lined up next to him at a faceoff, looked over and said “Hi Rocket”. All he did was growl.”

    -Gordie Howe

  6. calvee123 says:

    Jeese sorry to hear about your frozen pipes….. everything is frozen here in Ft McMurray, it was a bone (Boone) chilling -38 this morning…  Glad to hear it only cost 135.00, it would be 250 here….

  7. Greg says:

    Agreed. What do you think of Murray? Do you think he made some obviously bad decisions, or were they reasonable at the time and after a series of unfortunate events (Leclaire getting pinged with a puck on the bench) didn’t work out?

    “I lined up next to him at a faceoff, looked over and said “Hi Rocket”. All he did was growl.”

    -Gordie Howe

  8. Keith says:

    I wonder if I’ll be able to stay logged in tonight? I’ve been having alot of trouble lately. Kinda like the HIO server lol! GO HABS GO!!!

  9. Mike Boone says:

    You are in my thoughts and my prayers

  10. habsruleworld says:

    Well the Wiz looks like he can go, although No Benny in sight!


    go habs go!

  11. Big Ted says:

    In addition to being an all-Canadian match-up, there are a good number of rumors suggesting the Flames might unload some of their vets and a few of those rumors have players possibly heading here, so tonight’s game may also be a bit of a scouting opportunity for us… I think the rumors are likely more talk than anything right now, but would anyone think about acquiring any of

    – Regehr

    – Staios

    – Bouwmeester


  12. Exit716 says:

    God no. He’s horrible. How would Gauthier justifying dumping O’Byrne and then picking up an over paid slug like Commodore?

  13. SeriousFan09 says:

    Except Olli Jokinen looks like a really, really ugly baby.


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

  14. Mike Boone says:

    All those Finns look alike …

  15. Habnofear says:

    LOL, here I am stating the Habs should play Price and you get your panties in a wad….have another one potash man!

  16. avatar_58 says:

    Yes, but they have enough on D right now. If Weber weren’t up I’d be all for it. Then again I wish we kept Obyrne….

  17. saskhabfan says:

    So,if your wrong will you promise to disappear and never post here again? Not like that xtrahabsfan guy who made some bet and lost but came back under the new user name of …..oh wait,nevermind.






    I think I know more than most about hockey and believe my opinions are almost always reasonable and thought out.-manapart.

  18. Hockey Socks says:

    Mike Commodore is on reentry waivers. Think the Habs could need a 6’5″, 220lb defenseman with over 60 games of playoff experience and a World Championship to boot?

  19. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    The habs need a guy with eyebrows like Lanny mcDonald. Forget the moustache.

    The only hope for an eyebrow star is Markov, from what I can see.

  20. kempie says:

    That’s hilarious.

  21. Bryan says:

    Olli Jokinen:

    NHL’s First Star of the Week, three goals and seven points in his last three games”


    Sorry Booner, but you got the wrong Jokinen.  Jussi on Carolina won the 1st star.

    Olli has 5A over his last 8 games, and is something like a – 8.


    The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

  22. darcy1 says:

    Look at all the problems those rich people have! 500$ on a MIRROR!  😉 [just kidding around]

    ”If you’ve only got one day to live, come see the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’ll seem like forever. ” Pat Foley (Blackhawks broadcaster)

  23. Chris1138 says:

    Hey! Who let Dan Ellis on here?


    Just jokes!


  24. darcy1 says:

    XXX (screwed up message – meant to be posted as a reply)

  25. notbigbird says:

    Boone. You will be pleased to know that we are having a plumbing incident that should easily top yours. I blame it all on you. I have no idea why though.

  26. DYCSoccer17 says:

    Leclaire was a horrible transaction.  He was injured when the Sens traded for him, and has had a history of inconsistent play.  The guy’s averaged 35 games a season in his career.  

    The culture of the franchise is just jacked up.  I hate to say it, but I think Alfredsson plays a large role in it.  

  27. HFX-HabFan says:

    Continuing the “debut roster” series, here’s a roster comprised
    exclusively of current NHLers who made their league debut in a Calgary
    Flames uniform:


    Kobasew-Backlund-St. Louis











    cost: $55.62 million, or $3.78 million under the salary cap.  A deep
    blueline, but not much scoring beyond vets Iginla and Martin St. Louis
    (the one who got away).  Interesting to have Roloson in nets instead of
    Kipper.  Not a bad sqaud, but not a drastic improvement over their
    current mediocre team.

  28. DYCSoccer17 says:

    No, they will not fight.  “The Code” states that fighters of African descent should abstain from fighting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (even if it is an American holiday)

  29. andrewberkshire says:

    Problem is, no one is going to feel sorry for someone who drives a BMW.

  30. Danno says:

    Oh well then. That’s only Darchian wages. Can’t feel sorry for you now.


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

  31. Danno says:

    They’re on the lookout to fight the evil gingivitis

    And they’re coming to an arena near you.


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

  32. habaholic68NJ says:

    Feel sorry?  Try this: My wife’s BMW broken side view mirror was fixed today.  They only had to replace the glass mirror and a small plastic ring that holds it in the mirror assembly.  Took 15 min and cost me $435.  How many lap dances would that by me in your famous MTL strip clubs?

  33. TheDagger says:

    Oh, well $125 is a steal then!

  34. Mike Boone says:

    $40 for his magic defrosting machine. $70 labour. GST and PST. It was actually $125. I added $10 so everyone would feel sorry for me.

  35. 24 Cups says:

    The Wayne Scanlan article is a great read.

    G&G need to be careful with +35 deals and and no-trade contracts. 

  36. Greg says:

    I get the impression that the mess in Ottawa is less Bryan Murray’s fault, and more Eugene Melnyk’s. Rumor was he demanded Murray sign Kovalev (although I still think that was a good move at the time). A lot hasn’t worked out for Murray in Ottawa but I don’t think it was his fault.

    Like the article states, Hossa was a Muckler problem, so was Chara and Redden, which are the Big Three reasons why the Sens currently suck.  What could Murray have done about Heatley? If he had the slightest inkling, you know he wouldn’t have given him that contract. Leclaire being injured is hardly Murray’s fault, and he’s drafted quite well in the last couple years (minus trading away a couple of first round picks). 

    Anyway, when you analyze what he’s done as GM, its hard to point at a specific trade, or moment where he made an objectively bad decision (with the exception of the Dany Heatley fiasco, which he couldn’t really do anything about).

    It’s time for a shakeup in Ottawa for sure (trade everyone not named Jason Spezza or Mike Fisher, or anyone under the age of 25), but I don’t think firing Murray will solve the Sens’ problems.


    “I lined up next to him at a faceoff, looked over and said “Hi Rocket”. All he did was growl.”

    -Gordie Howe

  37. CHsam says:

    I just had an hour long nap and pretty sure last thought before dozing off was wondering how much Gomez would make during a nap.

  38. ZepFan2 says:

    Oh he’s going to watch alright.

    He’s got his box of Kleenex all ready for the cleanup.


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

    ~Serge Savard~

  39. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I wonder if Ciccone and BGL will end up pounding on each other?

  40. Exit716 says:

    If his dad was still alive, Montreal would still have baseball.


  41. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    lol.  thats funny.

  42. Propwash says:


    So does that mean you aren’t going to watch the mother of all meltdowns tonight?


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  43. Danno says:

    Maybe we can pass the hat so to speak if Mike posts his mailing address for us.

    Together we can make a difference

    Send a Loon or a Toon to Boone

    Help pay for his bummer of a plumber bill

    Can there be a more worthy cause than this?


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

  44. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    JM has been pretty consistent in playing Auld in the first game of back to back matchups.  Dont hurt yourself getting off the bandwagon.

  45. andrewberkshire says:

    I love it when Habs fans take over opponent’s arenas. Beautiful.

  46. Habnofear says:

    Ok…..I see a blow out a coming and that’s why Martins not playing Carey,period.I think he still feels Price is too fragile and might not bounce back from a drudging?I mean every point is soooo important right now and Calgary has FIRE POWER”don’t give me that record stuff!” Again ,No Wis ,no Benny and no Price…. GOOD BYE 2 POINTS!

  47. DearyLeary says:

    There’s a groaner for ya.

  48. SarahMc33 says:

    What I don’t get is what these “super heros” are supposed to be fighting?? Bettman perhaps? Low ticket sales in the southern markets? Global warming?

  49. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    It’s also on display at a habs @ Panthers game.  You would think you were at the Bell Centre.

  50. Danno says:

    That will certainly thaw the old frozen pipe 😉


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

  51. Danno says:

    A 20-minute visit: $135.

    That’s $405 per hour, $16,200 a week and $842,400 a year,

    Mister Boone, your plumber’s wages may not be Gomezian but they’re certainly Subbanish.


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

  52. andrewberkshire says:

    Impossible to grow tired of it. It’s such a special atmosphere. I don’t think you can find it anywhere else except maybe a home game in Liverpool.

  53. andrewberkshire says:

    Agreed 100%!!

  54. light_n_tasty says:

    Gomez makes $32,520.33 every period, whether he is playing or not.

  55. avatar_58 says:

    Someone’s gotta pluck those stray hairs

  56. the_larry says:

    Anyone catch Paul Giamatti giving Montreal, and Canada, a shout-out last night at the Golden Globes? I cant find any youtube clip but this will do:




  57. Trenton_Romulox says:

    That’s awesome, I’m sure he’ll love it! I’m gonna be at the game too, although it is not my first, but dammit I am still pumped. I’ll never grow tired of Canadiens games at the Bell Centre. 

  58. rut1212 says:

    Is that $135 lap dance included?

  59. likehoy says:

    he pays 135$ to get his head shaved?

    he’s gotta find a better funds analyst.

    – Gomez is holding down the suck button

  60. TheDagger says:

    Wonder if any of the Flames would be kind enough to bring a few hundred kilos of only the finest poutine back here to Calgary!

  61. TheDagger says:

    That’s like your first car being as Rolls-Royce!!

  62. andrewberkshire says:

    Taking my little brother to his first ever NHL game tonight, and is there a better initiation than the Bell Centre? He’s pumped.

  63. avatar_58 says:

    That’s not even enough for Gomez’ haircut

  64. PeterD says:

    $135 for 20minutes…that wasn’t a plumber you called ….at that price that was a top line forward you called.

  65. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    It’s Cobra Commander in a Habs jersey.  How creative.

  66. Mark C says:

    Mute beats Jack Edwards without much of a contest.

  67. habfab14120 says:

    Let’s see.  Trip Tracey or Jack Edwards?  No contest … Trip it is.

  68. FormalWare says:

    The Canadien does look like Samus, now that you mention it. (Although, I’ve hardly followed the Metroid franchise–so what do I know?)

    It is Sooo cool that Stan Lee is creating a superhero “universe” in homage to the NHL! (And, yes–I am Sooo geeky!)

  69. OneTimer says:

    haha that is good. Which reminds me, if you want to larf, go to the hfboards main boards for retro picks of all the players, some are amazing. My picks: Jagr’s epic mullet, and Martin Brodeur as Rodney Farva. Go my children!

  70. forskis says:

    That is cool…I was wondering how Stan Lee was going to render a superhero to represent the Habs…looks like he ripped off the Samus Aran look….I would love to get a lithograph of this drawing.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  71. soperman says:

    That’s not Lanny McDonald, it’s the dude from “Mythbusters”.

  72. Mark C says:

    Don’t wear a Jets hat.

  73. DearyLeary says:

    Was goofing around on NHL.com and found this


  74. Rugger says:

    Decisions decisions, Car at Boston right now.  Since I want to look ahead not behind – Go Canes!  Oh, and I am about to drive into Boston this afternoon bringing my Daughter back to her last undergrad semester.

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