Spacek surgery goes well

Jaroslav Spacek underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee yesterday in Pensacola, Fla. and the prognosis is that he will be able to resume playing in 3-5 weeks.

“The good news is that will have him back before the end of the regular season,” said coach Jacques Martin.

The Canadiens held an optional morning skate with about a dozen players on the ice. Scott Gomez was among the missing but he will play tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Lightning coach Guy Boucher said his team faces a number of game-time decisions. Vinnie Lecavalier (mid-body) and Marc-André Bergeron (back spasms) both skated this morning but neither is certain to play. Mattias Ritolla, who was expected to play with Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos, is out with the flu and an ankle injury has sidelined tough guy Steve Downie indefinitely.


  1. geo_habsgo says:

    Gomez is just Winning. 

  2. Sportfan says:

    wouldnt say the islanders are that powerful to be honest lol

  3. habsfansince91 says:

    it was reported that philly had offered us a significantly better deal than what St louis gave us but PG opted to deal him out west instead of making an eastern conference team stronger.

  4. habsfansince91 says:

    replied to the wrong post

  5. observer says:

    PK Subban sits 3rd in NHL rookie defensemen scoring with 28 points. Kevin Shattenkirk and Cam Fowler each have 29 points.

  6. HardHabits says:

    I am surprised he didn’t mention that other powerhouse…… you know……. the Leaves.

  7. HalifaxHabs says:

    Duh, winning!!!

  8. JD_ says:

    There once was a player named MAB
    Who spent a full year as a Hab
    Like Men At Work down under
    Played like a one-hit wonder
    Milbury’s shoe, Peter McNab

  9. BJ says:

    Flyers drop another to Buffalo 5-3. Sabres coming on strong….

  10. Bugs says:

    Shoulda put “Like Men at Work down’under Played like one-hit a-wonder” to keep the meter flowing.

  11. SeriousFan09 says:

    Steve Downie out indefinitely? Good. Why can’t more schmucks have those kinds of injuries?


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

  12. Jonson says:

    with the 2 points he gets tonight he will pass both of them

  13. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    dont fret, Sabres suck at their corps. Philly’s in a bad spell.

  14. Muckbringer says:

    i once had a dream of a lad

    whoes poems were as dry as a MAB

    called a habs game like mcguire

    for the russians he now wears a wire


  15. HalifaxHabs says:

    I’m dreaming of a Vezina nimoination for Carey, a Calder nomination for PK, and a Selke nomination for Pleks… but the realist in me says we’ll only get the Vezina nomination.

  16. Muckbringer says:

    buff over philly= value

  17. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    Well I tihnk they kinda told you why. quebecois connections… lots of people with the team are from Quebec. The Canadiens are the face of Quebec and the quebecois in sports, and probably culturally as well.

    Not a thrilling story whatsoever, pretty weak actually, but they gotta make their drama somehow.

  18. Mr. Habs says:

    Gomez missing in practice & during games.

  19. Mark C says:

    Good news, he scares me in games like tonights. Without Downie in the line-up is Montreal a more physical team than Tampa? I think they might be with Mara and Sopel playing.

  20. Muckbringer says:

    how about:


    sometimes bugs makes me wonder

    if he truely waits all day
    we will never forgive the stripes blunder
    at least he still says oh lay
  21. Bugs says:

    Still shoulda been in the minors though. Anyone else woulda gotten more’n 6 lousy points halfway through the season and THAT difference coulda altered a few results of games which in turn could affect the overall standing at the end of the year, that which could mean either an easier opponent or home-ice advantage.

    No go. I invite you to sell your spiel to the tourists, cuz I ain’t buyin.

    I live here, Jonny. I SAW with my own eyes Dezzy RACK UP the points since his call-up. HE shoulda been up here RIGHT from the get-go instead of Eller. Let Eller do his thing and get called up at around Dezzy’s time. Probably woulda been a better player for it. The Pac-Man sure was…

    That’s the honest truth, isn’t it? Let’s be real here. No shame in saying that that’s EXACTLY how it shoulda been, right? Cuz Dezzy wouldna gone the firt 40 with 6 points, would he’ve? Let’s be real.

    So…youpi-doo, Eller, ok? He’s learning to PASS the puck to shooters instead of dashing in through the middle and being squeezed out on the side. Great. Step 1. But we’re not where we could be in the standings had Dezzy been here earlier instead of him. He’s gotta keep it up. I’m not ready to do cartwheels for’m yet.

    Hell, I’m HAPPY Halak’s hurt. Honestly. I wanted Eller to “have the same impact on the club as Halak” for me to consider the deal worthwhile. So hopefully, Eller will keep it up and Halak can be out for the rest of the year so I can say “Ok, you know what? That wasn’t too bad…”

  22. Bugs says:

    Sorry, I don’t speak…Norwegian?

  23. JD_ says:

    I’ve PMed you what you shoulda do, Bugsy.

    If you’re headin’ out to the store, you’re gonna wanna pick up some industrial-grade epoxy, an oyster fork, a stack of old Tiger Beat back issues, a lobster trap, and some tensile piano wire.

    You might want to spread some newspapers around ahead of time.

  24. Mark C says:

    Think you’re late, all the lame jokes have already been made.

  25. Mark C says:

    Even still, without Malone and Downie, Tampa isn’t that physical at all. Boston gave them some fits with their physical play on Thursday. Putting Weber back in makes a lot of sense as there isn’t much need for a slower more physical D, but for a better transition player with more offense.

  26. Muckbringer says:

    if you care to look for the sylables…sorry it didnt come out the way i typed it


  27. Muckbringer says:

    maybe a shitte load of lime?


  28. Bugs says:

    There once was a pack of éclairs

    Who were deciding what they should to wear

    “Chocolate is mustard

    And who detests custard?

    A brown loaf, yellow-streaked with much care!”

  29. Muckbringer says:

    i dont know what drug he is on but it is not the gomez drug


  30. Da Hema says:

    I think it is Finno-Ugric.

    I could be mistaken though….

  31. Muckbringer says:

    sorry it got buggerd


  32. Castor says:

    except Mara ain’t playing

  33. Da Hema says:


  34. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    exactly how would one find posts of any quality presenting any new or insightul opinions withouth reading through the crap in order to get there?

  35. CanadienBoy says:

    If Price get more shut out he will be hard to pass

  36. Bugs says:

    Oh, c’mon, Heppa, it wasn’t that subtle.

    “Éclair”? No? C’mon.

  37. Da Hema says:

    Um…er…what the hell?

  38. Mark C says:

    I agree, from general hockey physical standpoint Montreal has been much better this year. As long as the game doesn’t not degenerate into a circa 1970s line brawl like the last Boston game, this team is fine.  

    I’m not worried about Boston pulling the same stunts this Tuesday, Boston only seems to cross the line when they are at home. 


  39. JD_ says:

    There once was a team called the ‘Nucks
    Unloaded a big bag of pucks
    For a yap ‘n’ a drunk
    Whose career is a-sunk
    Milbury’s shoe, Brian Burke sux

  40. Da Hema says:


    Double-plus funny!!

  41. Bugs says:

    Crude and nasty subject works nice but wonky meter ruins the flow.

  42. punkster says:

    There once was a young coach named Boucher
    Who handled a team down in T. Bay.
    His forwards were awesome
    But the D never blossomed
    So the Habs had a scoring field day.


  43. TomNickle says:

    I don’t think they’re mindful of the potential consequences for their actions regardless of the venue.  Simply because they don’t need to be, those consequences never come.

  44. punkster says:

    There once was a team called the Leafs
    Whose fans suffered all kinds of grief.
    They’ve waited for years
    Seen nothing but tears
    And Burke sux as their commander in chief.


  45. Muckbringer says:

    its not so abstract

  46. Danno says:



    There once was a scribe named Boone

    Who’s Weird Videos would make people swoon

    His puppets were cheap

    But his face gave us the creeps

    Like the creature from the black lagoon




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

  47. punkster says:

    There once was a team down in Philly,
    With a senior VP who’s just silly.
    He used to be tough
    And dirty enough
    But he sux and like Burke he’s a dilly.


  48. JD_ says:

    Son’s soccer practice, 5:30-7:00 in Laval. Coach is clearly not a hockey fan.

    First period on the radio.

    Have a good one all.

    Go Habs Go!

  49. punkster says:

    Sure beats the Gomez bashing from earlier and the goalie wars from last season.


  50. geo_habsgo says:

    Yeah I guess. But he could probably use some tiger blood right about now..

  51. SeriousFan09 says:

    I do love the poetry recitals at Habs I/O.


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

  52. Propwash says:

    There once was a team called the Bruins

    Who’s goalie sucks, so screw em’

    He stands on his head

    Till blue white and red

    Put a buncha pucks right through him


    Ill get me coat….

  53. Mr. Habs says:

    Not lame. He out right sucks. The Habs could have gotten two grinders with size for 3.75 mil each!

  54. Jonson says:

    if you base it all on points fine, but if you watch every game  then you would have seen how good he could of been if given the minutes and the right linemates. its not a suprise to me based on how he played, not on the points he got. How did he reach this this point? out of nowhere? cleary he has been progessing. the only time i would have agreed with him going to the minors is when he was benched in place of DD. He lost confidence there and it took him a while to get going again, it didnt help that he was playing on the wing. so if JM wasnt going to use him then yeah maybe the minors. MY POINT is, if given the minutes and the right players, he is GOOD enough to play in the NHL.

    I dont care where you live, i live here too and ive watched prob 85% of the games for the last 15 years. so I FEEL i know what im talking about too.

    As for DD, maybe they would have let him stay up if he had a good preseason. and he wasnt half the size of Eller.

    DOnt tell me that DD has more potential of being an All around hockey player than ELler, cause its just not true. ELLER is going to be  a ryan Getzlaf kind of player. and all fans should be excited about that.

  55. Former Jets Fan says:

    Jack Marty’s an intimidatin’ man

    Just go ask PK Subban

    One wiggle of Jack’s ears,

    PK cowers in fear

    Hey rookie, just stick to the plan.

  56. Mattyleg says:

    …and one would sit on the other’s shoulders while he skated around the ice like one person?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  57. Bugs says:

    If you allow every player to have 50 games before showing any return of significance, you’re going nowhere fast. Furthermore, you lost all credibility by mentioning Getzlaf.

    Sorry, Jonny.

  58. Mark C says:

    Everyone knows that and we hear all the same “jokes” everyday. It’s getting lame.

  59. SeriousFan09 says:

    Don’t be Frettin’

    Been to the Summits?

    Whiter than a Blizzard!



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

  60. The Cat says:

    Im afraid to post for fear I’ll screw up the rhythm.

    Im just a white boy and it seems everybody’s rhymin’


    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  61. Jonson says:

    your a great poet, i would like for you to read my comment to your comment on my comment lol

  62. Bugs says:

    Verse 1, 2 and 5: 7-9 syllables

    Verse 3 and 4: 5-7 syllables

  63. observer says:

    If the league would allow Burke to play, the Leafs guaranteed would make the playoffs because he is such a great leader.

  64. HalifaxHabs says:

    my point = you missed

  65. Danno says:

    It’s a work in progress Bugs…


    The Leafs have their fans in a tizzy

    Playoff hopes are making them dizzy

    Brian Burke wants truculence

    But only gets suckulence

    Springtime golf will keep that team busy


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

  66. Mr. Habs says:

    What’s “LAME” is taking 7+ Million Dollars for doing hardly anything

  67. Mr. Habs says:

    Ok, let me rephrase that. Two guys with size, who can score 20 plus goals per

  68. HalifaxHabs says:

    Yeah and that’s how it works, I can’t believe they didn’t take option B, and take the “two grinders with size for 3.75 million each”.

  69. Jonson says:

    maybe he isnt as big, but i believe that ELLer can be a number 1 center, a ppg game player. He also as an edge to him. and as he get older and bigger i can see him dropping his gloves from time to time.

     dont forget he is 21

  70. Bugs says:

    You can always tell how pathetic an entity is by how far back in the past it has to go to relive some moments of glory.

  71. Flabadagub says:

    Whoa whoa with the intelect. Yer so smart bugs, SMRT!

  72. Da Hema says:


    Nicely done!

  73. HardHabits says:

    So the Habs are less pathetic than the Leafs. Woop-dee-effin-doo!!!

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  78. JD_ says:

    “(Can’t let a recital go without a contribution. Ah-heh-hem….)”.

    The “Ah-heh-hem”. Very funny.


  79. punkster says:

    Good one Matthew! I like the twist in the GO-mer lien 😉


  80. Mattyleg says:

    (Can’t let a recital go without a contribution. Ah-heh-hem….)


    Young AK’s been absent all year,

    now Eller and Moener are here!

    They’ve got him to light

    the red light every night,

    now his critics are all feelin’ queer.


    “But wait, he’ll slack off,” so they’ll say,

    “’cause he’s Russki or Busky, or lay….

    zier than “GO”-mer!”

    (whose name’s a misnomer)

    I don’t care! Long as we win the day!


    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  81. B says:

    1st game of the season, Eller was given 16:27 TOI including 2:15 on the PP (he took a dumb hooking penalty). Eller was handed the opportunity right away for top line time, offensive and PP duty but he played himself out of it. Eller has often been given a shot on the “top lines”.

    Desharnais’s first game of the season, he was given 13:23 TOI and no PP time. Desharnais’ 2nd game he was given 14:09 TOI including 2:53 on the PP. He made things happen and got a point. Desharnais had to earn his PP time, and he did. Desharnais has not been given a shot at the “top lines”.

    Before tonigth’s game, Desharnais leads the team with .04699 points per minute played while Eller ranks 11th among the forwards at .02303. At even strength, Eller has 13 points with 628:54 TOI (.02067 pts/min) while Desharnais has 9 points in 261:19 TOI (.03444 pts/min).

  82. HardHabits says:

    You can be sure that if his name was David Harness Bugs wouldn’t even know which team he plays on.

  83. HardHabits says:

    Let’s look at Lars Eller at 20 years old

    2009-10    Peoria Rivermen    AHL    70GP    18G    39A    57pts

    David Desharnais at 20 years old was in the QMJHL

    Now let’s look at David Desharnais at 22 years old

    2008-09    Hamilton Bulldogs    AHL    77GP  24G    34G    58pts

    Eller is 3 years younger and 6 inches taller than Desharnais and that is huge in today’s NHL.

    I said last season that Desharnais would make the NHL and I am glad we have him. I am also very happy with Eller. DD and Schultz isn’t worth an exchange for Halak though. Eller and Schultz was a steal.

  84. Jonson says:

    i agree, its not important really. i hope both will excel on this team for a very long time.


  85. Jonson says:

    come on man, why do you compare the 2? they were given different roles. Eller hasnt been given the PP time, dont tell me Eller was given the same oppurtunity as DD to be offensive. I like both, DD has been a pleasant surprise. all im saying is that Eller has been pretty solid all year.  and he doesnt need to go hamilton and dominate, he is a special talent and when he gets his chance he will dominate here. IF you dont see his upside than i question your credibility.

  86. Bugs says:

    We’re going in circles, Jonny.

    And honestly, I’m quite content to leave it at my credibility being questioned by someone who sees Eller as “a Getzlaf who will drop the gloves.”

    Perspective drawn quite adequately, I believe.

  87. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    More importantly how do we tell which games Poo Poo is gonna show up for and which games he’s gonna be the invisible man?  Is Pouliot french for inconsistent?

  88. HabsoluteFan says:

    Perfect ! Thanks !

  89. HabsoluteFan says:

    Thanks but i’m in mexico for the week…i’ll try CBC but if not feel free to suggest something else

  90. Ian Cobb says:

    We will know within 10 mins if this is a game they want. It is our two points if they play and stay out of the box. Pouliot and PK, are you hearing me.!!

    Kostitsin has been smiling since he has been with Eller and Moen. He seems to be having fun again, chemistry is there,


  91. punkster says:

    Thing is, with this team we really won’t know a damn thing until the final horn sounds. They could play half the game looking like a last place team sucking air and the other half like a contender. Which team will show up when? Anybody’s guess.


  92. SmartDog says:

    Thanks, I’m here all week.  Try the veal!

  93. punkster says:

    Now this is an SD post I can fully endorse.


  94. TorontoHabsFan says:

    It’s crazy how little hitting there was in the old games eh? Sorta takes A LOT of the wind out of the “cracking down on headshots will take hitting out of the game” argument.

    The goaltending was also almost comically bad compared to today.

  95. ed lopaz says:

    been watching “vintage” hockey from 1975.

    Sabres vs Flyers

    “Holy Crap hockey, Batman!!”

    back in the day there were very, very few hits. against boards or open ice.

    NHL hockey of ’75 looks like shinny hockey today.

    No helmets, small pads, no heavy hitting, lots of stick work.

    Bobby Clarke would not make the NHL today.

    Seriously. He would be too slow to keep up. Not even close.

    Neither would Barber or Leach or any of them.

    The players are so much bigger, so much faster, so much better equiped with pads, skates, sticks, etc,

    I think it would be an excellent idea to increase the size of the ice surfaces.

    The game would have to open up, and the players would have more room to move.

    Go to Olympic ice.

    Maybe this would make the games faster and more attractive to fans.

    The old ice surface was perfect for 35 years ago.

    The players have evolved so much, they have outgrown the ice surfaces.

    Its normal evolution.

    My father was 5’10, I’m 6’0, my son is 6’2.

    Habs hockey is “smart” hockey – we play 5 man defence, not just 2 – we move up the ice as a 5 man unit, we back check with 5.

  96. HabsoluteFan says:

    anyone know where I can catch the game online ??

    Thanks in advance !

  97. TorontoHabsFan says:

    If you live in Canada I believe you should be able to watch it on

  98. TorontoHabsFan says:

    Kostitsyn is a player who goes on hot streaks with amazing regularity. It seems that once a year he’s good to catch fire for about a month, making us all fall in love with him again, until he invariably falls back to earth :)

    Last season he scored 20 of his 33 pts in an 18 game stretch from Nov 17 to Dec 28.

    In 2008-2009 he scored 25 of his 41 pts in a 26 game stretch between Dec 27 and Feb 19.

    In 2007-2008 he scored 26 of his 53 pts in a 27 game stretch between and February 5th.


    The thing is though, pretty much every team has a Kostitsyn…Horton, Penner, and Cole are three excellent examples. It just shows how unbelievably talented these players are and how razor thin the difference is between succeeding and struggling.


  99. savethepuck says:

    Habs have 18 goals in the last 5 games with 11 against with our present line combinations. Won 4 of those 5.  We now have 4 balanced lines, why would you change things because you think 1 line is not producing enough.

  100. Storm Man says:

    Oh Oh….. 2-1 Van over LA so far “)

  101. Bugs says:

    Eller was given some. Did nothing.

    Dezzy was given some. Did something. Was given more.

    What’s the problem?

  102. Jonson says:

    i dont think halpern should be on the top line. they havent really dont much. i think its they need to mix them up a bit.




    gomez-halpern-white or pyatt

    stick with those, give the DD line 16-19 mins, and all should be fine

    AND BUGS!!! DD was given tons of PP time, ELLer was not

  103. SmartDog says:

    Leafs suck and Habs rock

    that’s not news or nuthin just

    felt like sayin’ it.

  104. Propwash says:

    Haikus are easy

    But sometimes they don’t make sense


  105. observer says:

    Buffalo beat Flyers and moved into a playoff spot and still has games in hand. The only Eastern playoff spot I see up for grabs is the ONE LAST SPOT #8 probably which will be won by ONE of Toronto, NYR or Carolina. And of those 3 teams  the only one who could upset anyone in a series is Toronto, but they still must pass BOTH the Rangers and Carolina to get in.

  106. Muckbringer says:

    at least one of them will be logical in some way

  107. Jonson says:

    buffalo won!!! maybe your ticket it okay!

  108. Muckbringer says:

    5-7 games even if you think its a sure thing is alot harder, i think

  109. montreal1 says:

    ties are always the hardest to pick, i remember hearing a story last year about a cab driver who picked 5 ties and 1 regulation winner, dropped a 20 and boom 500,000$ later, always nice to dream

  110. savethepuck says:

    You and I may have to pick another ticket. Philly up 2-0 after 1 on Buffalo. I have Buff and Habs and not feeling good right now.

  111. Jonson says:

    there are you usually atleast 3 ties every saturday so you never know

  112. Muckbringer says:

    you never know.  thats why i stick to 3 games one tie and two could happens.  i dont lose much and when i win it more than pays for what ive lost previous.  i wont spend more than 20 a week and my account is over 700. anyway thats my theory.  my other ticket is pit, mtl, chi/to tie.  how sweet would that be? good luck to you too bud!

  113. Jonson says:

    good luck, yeah it seems easy a lot of the time, but it never is. My dad plays every day and he wins maybe once a month if he is lucky.


  114. Muckbringer says:

    i hate that voice that says thay cant win them all.  my ticket with that game on it is buf over philly, van/la tie, toronto over chi.  i like to keep it to 3 and pick one tie. i worry about to because like i long can they keep it up?

  115. Muckbringer says:

    i picked a tie on that one. 

  116. Jonson says:

    thanks, the reason i took LA is based on the there last ten games, LA has gone 7-2-1 while Van is 5-5.the kings have beaten them twice and the game is at home.

    but i still find it hard to bet against Van.

  117. montreal1 says:

    i like your picks, but i would take phx over det, and try to put no more then 3 picks per ticket

  118. Jonson says:

    this is what i got for my mis-o-jeu ticket, id appreciate some thoughts on it and maybe some suggestions

    LA over Van

    Bos over PIt

    CHI over TOr

    DEt over Pho

    SJ over Dallas

    MOn over Tampa ( i needed a six one, i usually dont bet on montreal games)


  119. Storm Man says:

    I would take Van over LA. The rest look good, and good luck hope you win. 

  120. StevieRay says:

    more  excuses for Gomez …if he can;t help the team he should man up !!! After all he needs the rest since he’s gonna shine for us in the playoffs   …ya right !

  121. Trisomy 21 says:

    Damn right, sounds like an excuse to mitigate criticism and to keep missing the optional practices to me.

  122. HabinBurlington says:

    Funny you mention Penny, that is exactly who he reminds me of.  I still think once the book is out on Reimers weak points he will come back to earth. 

  123. savethepuck says:

    That’s hilarious. Gotta admit, I’ve been waiting for him to falter since he was at only 10 starts, but it hasn’t happened yet. He’s playing good for them. A goalie with confidence can play over his head for a while but not over a career though. I am old enough to remember Habs fans annointing Steve Penny as the new Ken Dryden.

  124. HabinBurlington says:

    Agree, Lundquist has not been the saviour for Rangers this year he has been in past. 

  125. savethepuck says:

    Move Quick into the top 4 and take out Lundqvist.

  126. HabinBurlington says:

    Well the bud fans will differ with you.  Unbelievably they think Reimer should be the Hart, Calder and Vezina winner!!!!  After all the guy has been an impact in 25 games …. they drive me nuts

  127. habs001 says:

    vezina trophy candidates  price,thomas,rinne,lundqvist ….other goalies playing really well quick,crawford,backstrom

  128. slamtherimtim says:

    thinking about the players in front of each goalie and the pressure on them , PRICE wins hands down , there is no debate

  129. Jonson says:

    Price wasnt invloved, it was pleks,georges, i think PK, and maybe higgins? not sure but Price was never part of it

  130. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    I remember the rumour involving Pleks and Gorges and others, but don’t recall Price and Subban being a part of it.

  131. slamtherimtim says:

    anyone remember who was offered for Lecavalier , wasnt it price ,PK and plecky , boy would they really be laughing now

  132. HardHabits says:

    Nice to see the Spacek thread contain not one post about Spacek.

    Maybe the title should be:

    Spacek surgery goes well, Gomez still sucks. 

  133. HabinBurlington says:

    Very Funny, hopefully Gomez will finally break out ! 

  134. andrewberkshire says:

    RDS was saying he had back spasms when he was a healthy scratch. Most media are saying he’s a gametime decision tonight, RDS says he’s in the lineup.

  135. Jonson says:

    Personally, i dont like gomez getting any points. they way he is playing he doesnt deserve them. that stretch where he was getting a lot points bugged me cause he wasnt playing well. i dont like to judge players soley on their points. ITs how hard they work , cause as long you work hard the points will come. IF he starts to play well then ill want him to get the points. His entire game is terrible, its hard to support that. AND I was all for keeping Price, never wanted them to trade him, and i said from day one i LOVE the return we got for Halak.


  136. blu3chip says:

    I think some of us really need to hold off the obsession towards Gomez…

    Many of them sound like they don’t want him to succeed, reminds me of the Price vs Halak era… maybe some of those pro-Halak nuts turned their attention towards Gomez.

  137. JD_ says:

    Read somewhere that MAB is out with back spasms.

    Presumably, when Mabby tries to get back after coughin’ up the puck at the other team’s blue line, he suffers spasms on the pivot.

    No known cure.

  138. kempie says:

    I really hope MAB plays.

  139. Storm Man says:

    He is a very busy man.

  140. HabinBurlington says:

    I guess the photos he had of Sather, must of included BG as well

  141. ProHabs says:

    Gomez doesn’t show up for any of the games and now he doesn’t  show up for any practices either. And he gets 7.5 million to do this. What a nice gig.

  142. samTHEman says:

    the team should just officially hire his ass to operate on our players….every god damn year

  143. doogie says:

    Pensacola huh?  At one point I thought the Habs should put a minor league team in Birmingham, Alabama to be closer to Dr. Andrews. 

    The tough stuff is behind us!  

  144. Storm Man says:

    Fyi, He has a sports medicine center in Gulf Breeze Florida also.

  145. samTHEman says:


  146. Danno says:



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

  147. doogie says:

    Could be psychiatric therapy.

  148. showey47 says:

    Then you have to wonder why he led all forwards in ice time in a game where we were handily beating the pathers. If gomez is hurting then he should have been sitting after we made it 4-0 and giving icetime to DD and Eller instead.

  149. samTHEman says:

    Heard from Stubbs’ twitter page that Gomez is dealing with an undisclosed injury. That explains all the therapy days.

  150. B says:

    Maybe he strained his back picking up his pay cheque?

  151. StevieRay says:

    head stuck up his behind I figure partner !

  152. habs001 says:

    rinne has to be a favourite also…

  153. Danno says:

    Go Habs!


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

  154. Habs Proud says:

    Holy Crap!! I started out watching Sports Center on TSN and it was Leafs, Leafs and more Leafs, they interviewed everyone except the stick boy I think followed by 15 seconds about the Habs so I switched to yours and mine the CBC and it was just as bad, you would think the Leafs were first overall in the league, boys they are a 10th place team who will probably miss the post season AGAIN! Give it up you guys!

    1 minute in and the Loafs are down 1, perfect

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