Every point counts in April.

But still.

The Islanders, for pity’s sake.

Gionta: Save

Schremp: Save

Max-Pac: High and wide

Nielsen: Save

Plekanec: Wide

Parenteau: Wide

Pouliot: Save

Okposo: Goal!


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My technical screw-up made second-period blogging disappear.

it’s up now.



  1. mrhabby says:

    Larock is totally out of shape.Saw a pic of him on TV. He has put on some big weight. its just not realistic at all.

  2. puroman77 says:

    Hey Boone check out this blogger some interesting stuff in his blog 

  3. Propwash says:

    LOL. I was wondering about that.

  4. Wayne says:

    When does Rypien get out of anger management school?

  5. HabFanSince72 says:

    Forget Peckham, we need Jon “Nasty” Mirasty.

    That guy is like 5’6″ in skates, and fought Boogaard three times.

  6. matrags says:

    sorry boone cant agree with you that tonight s game is anti climatic. In fact if we had beaten the Islanders and the Leafs  here on Saturday, last nights game would have been another game. We are supposed to beat those teams and we have given up six points to them so far this yr . Six pts would have made last night just a game. We would be in first place in the division, and in striking distance of the eastern conference lead. tonights game is critical , for the two points , to get back to winning and to set up the team for a tough game saturday.After a loss the night before , the next game is allways bigger.

  7. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    not easy when your hearing footsteps, or eating the splinters of a stick cracked over your face, or being hit relentlessly by an armour elbow pad till your bleeding profusely…or your netminder being crosschecked across his head… but no problem, through all that (which is nothing according to you) we’ll just score more goals!

    sure Pleks or Deshar can skate in between their legs and squeak the puck in the net!!!

    Lord help the Habs….please

  8. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    we can lose… but we must not be beaten to pulps.

  9. Rugger says:

    Yes, let’s go out and rebuild the Habs along the Flyers-Bruins mold because that has been so successful at winning cups over the last 35 years.

  10. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    we have enough offense… its that other ingredient we need… its not rocket science… just North American Grit.

    and damn i’m going to keep saying it till the problem is rectified.

  11. punkster says:

    I’d prefer the W to revenge.

    Just sayin’.


  12. forskis says:

    I think the Habs need tweaking, like all teams in the playoff hunt do…but the change that people are hollering for, I am not fully onboard…HOWEVER, since people are throwing names out there…how about crazy, old Chris Simon?  He seems to have skills in the KHL and will not cost anything in a trade.

    “I am guilty of using elipses…”

  13. itpf says:

    Please, quit your NAGging 😉

  14. SLYDER says:

    sounds like a great way to slide out of a playoff position real quick


    how many games do the habs play like that a season? let alone any team?


    sure, prep for those games – except they will start happening against NYI and the Leafs because the habs will be bottom feeders


    smoke another one pal

  15. habs001 says:

    of the top 10 teams in the east we are the only team that is under 500 on the road…we are tied for 21st in goals scored and are 9th in goals given up…we are still in the hunt for the division despite these stats that would make most teams be out of contention…we pretty well win games that we grind out and score goals at key moments…games are not won on paper as our talent level is average and slightly better than many of the bottom teams…

  16. 24 Cups says:

    Good post, Steve.  Here are a few more points to consider.

    Fisher and Underwood are going to be in seventh heaven over this deal.  He will be able to get a contract extension at the end of the 2012 season and should be able to sign for another four years at a reasonable rate that satisfies his ego as well as the tight budget of the Preds.  Underwood gets to continue her career without having to commute for eight months of the year.  Looking long-term, Fisher is a good looking guy who will be able to join up with his wife to help promote the game and the team.  They will be the darlings of Nashville as the “it couple”, which can only help sell tickets for the Preds.  The team only needs another 2000 a game to be over the top.  It won’t take long for the city to forget David Legwand.  He’s now country music’s version of Scott Gomez.

    Fisher gets to play on a team that has some upside instead of being on the Titanic which is headed for the basement in lieu of an iceberg.  Besides, do you want to live in a political hell hole like Ottawa, or be residing in the capital of the American music scene?  Instead of having dinner with stiffs like Spezza and Alfredsson, Fisher will be out and about with hotties such as Faith Hill and Shania Twain.

    Talk about a win-win situation.


  17. ClaytonM says:

    Anyone remember Petr Svoboda? He wasn’t a fighter, just an average sized skilled player. What used to happen when forwards would take runs at him? They’d be picking chips of Svoboda’s stick out of their teeth, that’s what. If Boston, Philly, any NHL team wants to goon it up against the Habs, they should be prepared to miss some games due to injury. Sure, if Subban, Hamrlik, Weber or Spacek do the same, they’ll be missing some ice time, get some major penalties or even suspensions.

    But I remember Svoboda and his mentor Chelios didn’t have as many runs taken at them after their first couple of seasons.

  18. JasonM says:



    What the hell.

  19. mrhabby says:

    iam sure fisher put a bug in some ones ear about  where to go…since the caps decided to blow it up.

    yup to hotties.

  20. Chuck says:

    Well, at least you’re not arguing with yourself. THEN I’d be worried.  🙂

  21. SeriousFan09 says:

    Well I think HH is about to have another personality switch ATM, if he has another before the season is over I suspect he’s actually going to have a complete psychological break and disagree with himself every time he posts.


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

  22. Chris says:

    Listen, you…when I cherry pick a stat like one Stanley Cup in seven years, knowing full well it really is two in eight, you’re not supposed to call me out on it! 😉

    I agree whole-heartedly.  I think people put too much emphasis on winning the Stanley Cup as a measure of “success”.  No team is going to have a run like Monreal’s in the 1970’s ever again (now watch…the Penguins will win 7 in a row just to make me wrong!).  Being a contender year after year is the mark of a successful team.  Winning a Cup or two is obviously a necessity to be an elite team.  But if Detroit, with all the talent they’ve had, can only pull off one in seven, that indicates just how difficult winning the Stanley Cup truly is.

    And I agree with the goon show from Boston being irrelevant.  I’m more concerned with the playoff performances the past two-three seasons.  The team has been re-made, but there is still some cause for concern there.

  23. geo_habsgo says:

    Does anyone know how cheap scalpers tend to go on prices for tickets after the puck drops? Looking into going tonight.

  24. Will Longlade says:

    Hey Mike, any impression in the press corps that the Wiz has been playing hurt? I know he isn’t the second coming of Josh Gorges, but he’s been a train wreck in the D-zone for the last six or seven games. Contrast that with his play when he first arrived. Competent in his own zone and good first pass. What I see now is soft on coverage and too many high risk clearing passes. I liked the trade,  but he has to play better in his own end. 

  25. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    on March 8th….

    who is going to DESTROY LUCIC for sucker punching Price in the face…

    who is going to teach CHARA the lesson he needs to learn for going after a rookie and punching him repeatedly while on the ice, and cross checking, slashing injuring our star players…

    who is going to wipe that CAMPBELLS face all over the ice for fighting a non-fighter Pyatt…

    I want revenge, and this organization better GROW SOME BA)(*^_(*&_+LLLLLSSSSS fast.

    I want callups of muscle NOW. I want trades for muscle NOW…. the joke must end NOW.

    you want immediate results, immediate GRIT, change the character of the team without losing our speed/talent:




    this is the simpliest, fastest and most cost effective move, and should be made immediately.


    1:The N.A.G.S. (North American Grit Speed) Youth Movement will bring us respect. 2: The NHL-REF-SYNDICATE will do everything in its power to deny us the cup. 3. up WHITE/SHULTZ/PAX now.

  26. avatar_58 says:

    No one cares what you want

  27. MNaslund26 says:

    its been a couple of years, but i used to do it in the middle of the first period or first intermission and sit in the nosebleeds. I used to bargain with the scalpers for around 10 bucks a ticket. They are desperate to get rid of them at that point. 

  28. Exit716 says:

    That’s my life’s slogan.


  29. Jdub1985 says:

    I absolutely agree … PG has failed to protect this team. Blood was spilled last night because of it. 45 year old defenceman forced to fight is disguisting.

    I hope the team took a good look at Pyatts face and will act accordingly.

  30. habsfanmandy says:

    I checked the NHL summary after the game and the last-minute brawl does not list Gregory Campbell as being the one who fought with Pyatt. Are the refs so afraid of Colin Campbell as to falsify something that everybody saw on live TV??

  31. Jdub1985 says:

    What the Habs need are the Winklevoss twins…

  32. Timo says:

    I wouldn’t call what Chris Simon has “skills”, but we definitely could have used him. I also am pretty sure that if he played on the top 2 lines he would have scored more goals than Gomez by now. That is almost a guarantee.

  33. mrhabby says:


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You know Koivu is in this …

Pouliot: Save

Perry: Save

AK46: Save

Ryan: Goal

Gionta: Save

So, a point

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65 minutes of great up and down hockey produced 72 shots and a 3-3 tie.

So Canadiens can’t tumble out of eighth, no matter what happens in the shootout.

Will they go high glove on Price?

Connolly: Glove save

Kovy: Backhand, save

Stafford: Backhand, save

Tanguay: High

Pominville: Wide

Koivu: Backhand, save

Roy: Save

Markov: Save

Vanek: Save

Plekanec: Wide

Lydman: Goal! Five hole

Lapierre: Wide



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