Pretty one-sided.

Canadiens could have, should have, would have had five.

And how about Carey Price, huh?


  1. SeriousFan09 says:

    More like a septic tank that hasn’t been purged in 10 years, proper plumbing carries away sewage.


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

  2. Bill says:

    Usually Ilm just set on ‘stunned’ 🙂

  3. Keith says:

    AGREED! That’s why the show has been going down the toilet for years now.

  4. saskhabfan says:

    Didn’t you agree to leave HIO if price won the majority of his first 20 games XTRAHABSFAN?




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

  5. SeriousFan09 says:

    Too busy throwing darts at his trade board.

    Drew Doughty to MIN for Burns and Theodore, you heard it here first. (E4)


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

  6. Mike Boone says:

    From Bill Watters radio show in Toronto yesterday. Hickey was on and shot the theory down immediately. Guess Eklund didn’t hear that part.

  7. HabFab says:

    You guys don’t recognize Xtra in his new persona?

  8. andrewberkshire says:

    Sometimes he decides to become a real journalist on air, but mostly he’s a toe the line guy.

  9. Mike Boone says:

    He runs HNIC. He and Cherry are the most unfireable employees at the CBC. F-ing pathetic.

  10. SeriousFan09 says:

    Ron can be very good sometimes when he’s removed from babysitting Don, it’s like the old crank’s suits exude something that inhibit cognitive functions. I remember a while ago, he got into with the Hotstove people over the whole Phoenix thing and knocked them around on how stupid the whole thing was while they were defending Bettman.


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

  11. PrimeTime says:

    Ron McLean on his high-horse again. He sometimes thinks he is a “caretaker” of the the values of the NHL. He is such a pompous ass when that part of him surfaces. Go do the Weather, Ron and bitch out Mom Nature.

  12. punkster says:

    The monkey would NOT have to be drunk, but it would help.

  13. Keith says:

    Yeah, he didn’t sound very credible at all. Feels he did nothing wrong.

  14. andrewberkshire says:

    I don’t like MacLean, but it sounded to me like he wasn’t defending Campbell at all. First person on TV I’ve seen say he was wrong.

  15. Wayne says:

    You got me by a week, I better watch my step ;P Enjoy the game Bill.

  16. punkster says:

    Eklund reports Price not happy in Montreal. Guess that means he loves it here.

  17. andrewberkshire says:

    Gotta love Colin Campbell’s excuse for attempting to interfere in his son’s games and plotting against Dean Warren: I didn’t know people would find out. Well then. If I ever commit a crime I’m definitely using that as my excuse in court, I expect every NHL executive and every NHL analyst from TSN and Sportsnet so testify to my 100% integrity in my entire life.

  18. Exit716 says:

    Vomit alert. MacLean defending Campbell. What a goof. Why are Canadian taxpayers funding this shill?


  19. sidhu says:

    Campbell sounds like a complete idiot on HNIC, his impartiality is totally in question – he should step down.

  20. Wayne says:
    What a league!:

    Mike McKenna starts
    in nets for the Devils tonight in St. Louis, where his father is the
    official scorer. The NHL  says the father can’t work the game. And as
    for Colin Campbell …


    Funny stuff… and if the name were Sutter, the light would never go on, hat trick or no hat trick! He’d hold a sign against the glass saying, “Pack Your Bags”.

  21. punkster says:


    We’ll be back later tonight to check on your astute prediction.

  22. sholi2000.com says:

    Yeah and I dressed Byzgalov over Pavelec.  How on earth can any9one predict that shutout W

    Can’t lose to these bums two games in a row, at best they are an AHL team with one or two NHL players.

    They Call Me Shane

  23. Wayne says:

    As a fan, I’m not pleased with Gomez’s play. Saying the solution is to get a net crasher and garbage collector is pissing in the wind. He’s been through enough combinations of centres and wingers on this team and hasn’t produced to (salary) expectations. Good players find the right adjustment and means to produce with a variety of linemates. My concern is that at this stage of his career, he’s not willing to to the dirty work required to make things happen for him on the ice anymore. From my POV, it even looks like he’s above the “grinding” it sometimes takes to make the play. I like the “float like a butterfly” but where’s the sting?

  24. punkster says:

    Milbury. What an ass. Is he actually lauding the Habs these days? Credibility zero.

  25. Keith says:

    I sure hope these guys put on a great game for Pat Burns tonight. I hoist a libation to his memory. Cheers to you Pat!

  26. punkster says:

    Attention All! Bill has his Troll Alert Meter set on stun.


  27. SeriousFan09 says:

    Capitals high-flying offence was stymied again by ATL last night and their defence was left looking comical (and backup G Holtby was yanked after 3G in the 1st) they’re either looking for vengeance or they’re going to roll over.


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

  28. Ayan_SB says:

    With a win and a Philly loss tonight, the Habs will be 2nd in the East. The Flyer are in tough as they play the Washington Capitals.

  29. yathehabsrule says:

    His Birthday too.


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  30. 24 Cups says:

    No problem, bro.  Summit 2011 beer count:

    Steve 1    Chuck 0.

    To be continued.


  31. scrowe21 says:

    Wow..What a game for Max.

  32. Kilgore Trout says:

    Just got in from seeing the Bulldogs go down 4-3 to the Marlies, where Max Pac had a hat trick and a shootout goal.

  33. solomio says:

    Better get ready RJB. The Habs are the Leaf’s bitches

  34. 24 Cups says:
    “Martin F.: Could miss two weeks. Canadiens are in New Jersey Dec. 2.”
    Hedberg is a quality back-up although he’s had a rough start this year.  Maybe adversity is what the Devils need to kick-start their season.  Dec 3rd is a great time for them to start turning it around.
  35. Bill says:

    HIO member for 3 days 20 hours … ridiculous Price-bashing … nothing against legit newbies, but I’m calling troll on this guy. Do Not Feed.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  36. Big Ted says:

    I like the job most of the RDS guys do, it’s a lot better than what CBC offers. But while I agree with the fact that Darche has been doing well enough to earn his stay in the line-up, it’s hard to figure out who else shoudl sit. Boone’s right on when he talks about why the other guys like Pyatt and Moen shouldn’t sit. The only other guy who JM could choose to take out would be Lapierre and that would have provoked as much outrage from the French media. The problem is that certain people here don’t want the best players in the line-up, they just want the best French-Quebecers in the line-up. I’m all for having great French Quebecers play on our team but let’s not pump up MAB like he’s a savior. I’d much rather have Weber on this team and I think it’s worth a shot trying to get him in the line-up against a team like the Leafs.

  37. Bill says:

    I think Bettman’s plan is for the Canadian teams to be the bottom feeders.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  38. yukonhab says:

    H2o – Cant help but agree .


    However htey have 76 other chances to win otherwise.


    Just not on our shift!


    – Price 31

  39. shootdapuck says:

    Copyright issues maybe??


    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
    1st star: Henri Richard
    2nd Star: Doug Harvey
    3rd Star: Jacques Plante

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3”

  40. RJB says:

    Off to the local watering hole here in the capital city to enjoy the game. I always get nervous before Habs leafs tilts, probably because half of my buddies are leafs fans. It will be a long night of chirping if we dont win! Go Habs go!!

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    – Bilbo Baggins

  41. NoTinFoilCups says:

    Not much hope of moving franchises north with Bettman calling the shots. He makes the excuse that if teams ice a competitive product they will draw bigger crowds. Well there will always be 7 of the 15 teams in each conference not making the playoffs therefore the argument is pretty lame.

  42. saskhabfan says:

    Hypocrite-one who acts in contradiction to their own said “statements”,feelings or beliefs. I.E. says they are going to do something like disappear from HIO if a certain goalie wins the majority of their first 20 starts. Then comes back under another user name. An obvious sign of weak character.




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

  43. andrewberkshire says:

    If you folks aren’t aware, nike training’s youtube channel has uploaded a bunch of short videos with PK Subban.

  44. showey47 says:

    I agree, no playoffs for the leafs. Somewhere between 9th and 11th works for me.

  45. Exit716 says:

    You’re correct about Kansas City being the next location for a team. Bettman is in Anschutz’s back pocket and they own the rink in KC. Coincidentally, all the European games seem to be played at AEG owned facilities as well.


  46. Chuck says:

    Oops! Didn’t mean to step on your toes, Steve. I should refresh the page before typing out a reply.  🙂


    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  47. Chuck says:

    Screw the playoffs! Ninth in the conference will be fine by me.


    Centre Hice: How do I hate thee… let me count the ways

  48. 24 Cups says:

    9th in the East is fine by me as it’s a win-win situation for the Habs.

  49. 24 Cups says:

    Shout-out to the Islanders, Panthers and Thrashers.  The Manitoba Moose had 14000 fans out for their AHL game last night.

    Shout-out to PM Harper.  If you’re going to suck up to Quebec City, please make sure you have some coin left over to expand Winnipeg’s arena.  Not to mention there’s enough Blackberry stock to probably start up a new Canadian divison in the NHL.  Even so, my money is still on Kansas City should any NHL team need to move.  Sad, but true.

    Tonight’s game should come down to a battle of special teams.  If the Habs hold the edge, then Price will look after the rest.

  50. HardHabits says:

    Peter, I would normally agree if it wasn’t for the Kessel offer sheet that Burke made. We don’t want them handing another lottery draft pick over to the Bruins. Begrudgingly and I’ll only say it this year, the best place for the Leafs is in the playoffs. Where they hopefully would get demolished.

  51. yukonhab says:

    Hey Ian!

    Any Leafs loss is a good loss!



    – Price 31

  52. Ian Cobb says:

    Hi Peter, Should be a great tilt for sure.

  53. Ian Cobb says:

    Sorry, maybe it all went over my head. i’LL READ IT AGAIN.

  54. yukonhab says:

    Looking forward to tonights tilt.

    Price will the difference.


    5-2 Habs



    – Price 31

  55. HardHabits says:

    Ian. Maybe lighten up a little and enjoy the humour. It’s all in good natured fun.

    He’s a set-up man alright, for this type of satire.

  56. Ian Cobb says:

    Hard Habits,   Dave, he is well paid for sure, but you are missing out on the why my friend. What he brings to the table, you will never find in Toronto. More than what you can see right now. wait until the play offs.

    I just dislike all the cheap shots at our
    players, by our own fans. Come on you guys, Gomez is a special talent,
    in his twilight years yes, but he has a job to do and he does it. Team
    sport remember!!. He is a team player, that’s not going to fill the
    net, fine.

    He carries the puck deep with speed, he plays
    against the better lines in the league, and helps by keeping them off
    the score sheet. His game is to set up plays and puck position. So what
    if we win by one goal by the 4th line, as long as we keep playing the
    way we are. Has anyone checked out how far we have come with this group
    from the floating Kovalev years lately. Give our guys a break, will ya.
    We have a great hockey club again in Mtl. You have not seen this good
    of a product on the ice here in over 25 years

    I want to hear from
    you people that jump on our guys come play off time. Enjoy the process
    of getting to the cup, or you miss 75% of the fun. Next month you will
    be all over someone else, how do some of you people even get along with
    your own household.???

  57. Danno says:

    Stay thirsty my Habs


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

  58. AH says:

    HH, good one! LOL!

  59. yathehabsrule says:

    Here’s hoping that “the most Expensive Hab in the World” steps it up tonight, in tribute to his late former coach.

    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  60. AH says:

    I was thinking the same thing for G&G, that would be a nice tribute to Mr. Burns.

  61. smiler2729 says:

    Thanks, forgot Gill and Muller… all on the Habs’ side. Emotion will bury the Laffs.

  62. HardHabits says:

    – Referees often question him, just because they can’t believe he’s making all that coin.
    – If he were to mail it in, he would still get paid.
    – He once landed a punched an opponent. That’s right, you heard me.
    – His hands feel like rich, brown stone.
    – He owns 4 sports cars, and rents them to Habs who make the league minimum.
    – He speaks fluent French, in Alaskan.
    – Even his enemy’s list him as a friend when he plays.
    – His business card simply says “Just mail me the check”
    – He’s a set-up man… Not a goal scorer, but he’s doesn’t really get assists, so don’t get your hopes up.

    “I don’t always score points, but when I do, I prefer to call them flukey.”
    “Stay pointless, my friends.”

    He’s the most Expensive Hab in the World

  63. j2c says:

    Maybe someone from the montreal media can finally put this darn rumour to rest, by just asking Carey outright or something.

  64. yathehabsrule says:

    Gill, G & G and Kirk Muller



    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  65. smiler2729 says:

    How many of these current guys were coached by Burns?

    Gomez & Gionta on MTL, none on TOR, expect an onslaught by two ex-Devils for Burnsie.

  66. yathehabsrule says:

    According to James Mirtle via Twitter, the funeral for Pat Burns will be Monday at 2:30 at Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde in Montreal.

    The family has asked that donations be made to:

    Maison Aube-Lumiere , 220 Rue Kennedy Nord, Sherbrooke, QC  J1E 2E7

    The Bulldogs and Marlies also had a moment of silence in Burns honor this afternoon.


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  67. Wops says:

    ULaval makes it to the Vanier! What a game

  68. habs-hampton says:

    Watters always was an idiot. Eklund is reduced to using him as a source??  I don’t know which one is worse!

  69. AH says:

    No French Canadian goalie against us tonight, right on; we have a chance!! ha!

  70. Number31 says:

    Yes, he’s so unhappy he just bought an 800k house in Candiac. Humbug.

  71. AH says:

    Pat Burns: I love how the majority of the clips on him show him giving it to somebody; boy I sure would love to see some of that fire behind our present bench!

     RIP Mr. Burns.

     GO HABS GO!!

  72. yathehabsrule says:

    Bill Watters should not even be on the air!

    That blowhard is a waste of space on 640 and Rogers Sportsnet.

    The fact that Eklund buys into it is a total joke.


    Note the new digs! but yeah I’m still on Twitter!

  73. Harani says:

    Eklund says: Also rumors yesterday from Bill Watters that Carey Price is not happy in Montreal… I had heard this last year, but I was told this year Price was happier…looking into it.

    WTF Eklund? Seriously, he’s such a douche! It’s infuriating! I’m gonna lose my mind with this guy!

    Who the hell is Bill Watters you ask? He’s apparently a media personality and ex-Assistant GM of the Laffs. 

    “It must be love!”

  74. Jbird says:

    So I can’t post benign reports that you can download XM radio for free for 14 days.  Well  . . . .that is weird. To the HIO Mods: I’m the MF JBird – not some snake oil salesman. No need to delete.  🙂

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