Price sees Stars, Ryder views from upstairs

Guy Carbonneau will go with Carey Price in nets for tonight’s game against the Dallas Stars, the team’s second game in as many nights.

It is the only lineup change for the game, meaning Michael Ryder will watch from the press box for a third consecutive game.

The Canadiens will look to win a road game on Dec. 23 for the first time since 1945. They have gone 17 games without a win when playing on the road on this date. Last season, the Habs dropped a 4-2 decision to the Bruins.

30 Comments

  1. habsgod says:

    RYDER I BELIEVE WILL BE TRADED AND SOON HIS PROBLEM IS BECOMING A DISTACTION AND WE NEED TO GET RID OF HIM AND FOCUS ON THE REST OF THE SEASON AND MAKE THE PLAYOFFS!!!IF NOT CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE!!!3 CHANGES INFACT HER THEY ARE:

    1 FIRE ROLLIE MELANSON HE’S A TERRIBLE GOALTENDING COACH,HE ALWAYS HAS THESE GUYS PLAYING ON THERE KNEES!AND IF YOU WATCH MOST OF THE GOALS THAT THEY GIVE UP THEY ARE BAD BECAUSE PRICE AND HUET ARE ON THERE KNEES,IF THEY ARE STANDING UP ON MOST OF THOSE SHOTS THOSE WON’T BE GOALS!!(IT’S TIME TO REHIRE BENOIT ALLARE AS GOALTENDING COACH(COACH PATRICK ROY WHEN HE WAS WITH US)
    2. FIRE BOB GAINEY IF THIS TEAM DOESN’T MAKE IT!HIRE A G.M. THAT’S NOT PASSIVE AND LAID BACK,NOT SCARED TO MAKE A TRADE(IS GAINEY SCARED OF GETTING FLEECED)?
    3. FIRE GUY CARBONNEAU HE’S NOT DOING A GOOD JOB OF COACHING THIS TEAM!TOO MANY GAMES HE HAS THIS TEAM UNINTERESTED IN PLAYING!!HE’S TOO SOFT ON THESE GUYS!IF I WAS COACH AFTER SOME OF THE RECENT PERFORMANCES THES GUYS WOULD BE ON THE ICE AT 6:OO A.M UNTIL 11:00 AND IT WOULD CONTINUE UNTIL THEY GOT OFF OF THEIR ASSES AND SHOWED UP TO PLAY AND START WINNING THOSE GAMES IF NOT IT WOULD BE EARLIER (5:00 A.M.)AND IT WOULD CONTINUE UNTIL THEY WON 8-10 IN A ROW!!THIS IS THE KIND OF HARD ASS COACH WE NEED!!

  2. idle says:

    And they are both Human are they not?

  3. NEWFOUNDLAND DOG says:

    Price is 20 years old and still has a lot to learn.

    Huet is 32 and a All Star.

  4. Smart Dog says:

    I think you are wrong. And they may whine to Gainey, but if what you say is true there should already be a bidding war. There has not been, and will not be. It’s a free market. If the GM’s thought he was a sure-thing, we’d get a first round draft pick in return. We won’t.

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    Be happy! At least the FUTURE looks bright!
    Plekanec, Higgins, Komi, Chips, Lapierre, O’Byrne, K1 &K2, Price

  5. Smart Dog says:

    There’s no reason to hang on to Ryder after this year. We have good depth and a lot of players to develop who need ice time. And Ryder would be a gamble – gambles usually need a fresh start. Even if he went cheap, it’s not worth the time investment. Another team will need him more (a team without depth).

    I do agree with the suggestion below that it takes a great man to be a great coach because they need to mentor these young men into how to be mature professionals and give their all. And Carbo may still be learning. He seems to have the ‘tough love’ side of it down, but I question whether he has the insight it takes. So far this is the area that I rate him most poorly. I do believe he’s a great hockey man. A great “man”… that will take time to assess, but for sure the results on the ice will reflect the truth.

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    Be happy! At least the FUTURE looks bright!
    Plekanec, Higgins, Komi, Chips, Lapierre, O’Byrne, K1 &K2, Price

  6. Habs-Kat says:

    Part of me thinks that since Ryder will be a UFA at the end of the year, I’d give him another shot for a smaller salary. This might just be an off-year in a long, consistent career. But the key there is smaller salary. If another team offers him $2 million or more, he can walk.

  7. LTHF says:

    If the stars play tonight like they did against the Flames, it wont be much of a battle unless Price is truly outstanding. Then again I could be wrong , with Ryder out of the lineup, the now high powered offense may get 7 or 8 goals

  8. yukonhab says:

    Should be good battle tonight. Glad to see King Price back between the pipes. Not too sure where i sit with the Ryder situation. I think he has potential to score alot in this league, he just isn’t in the right place at the right time. This Habs team has, and is developing into a highly skilled team and Ryder isn;t in the top 6 for the future. We have to package him and a goalie to get some worth in a possible trade situation, and even throwing in a prospect to sweet’in the deal. Cause sure as s#$%, Gainey is not going to sign him for anymore than 2.5 per yr.

    I hope the best for Ryder, and we can’t be worried he’ll turn into Brett Hull if we trade him like Riberio is doing, cause we are a better team than we will ever be with “little mikey.”

    GO HABS GO!

  9. johnnyhab says:

    It seems the only way Ryder will see any time on the ice is if there is an injury…right now there is no value to Ryder he is an UFA at seasons end and a healthy scratch to boot…so a late round pick at best..I would like the team hang on to him for now. If there is an injury at least he’s a warm body and not a wait and see. But I have been wrong before we will all just have to sit tight and wait to see what is to happen in Habs Land.
    Go Habs Go!

  10. downeast hab says:

    I dont think Ryders value will go down a big lot in the minds of other GMs. They will moan and groan to Gainey that it has gone down to the point where they will aquire his services for little or nothing. But when they shake on the deal, they will walk away with the steel of the season.Dont you think Pittsburg are not scratching their heads on the Recchi move. Rumor has it the coach and Recchi had their differences, and what a deal Atlanta got. So when the christmas hold on trades is over on the 27th or 28th, Ryder should tell them to get off the pot or …., thats enough.


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