Teeing up the Conference final

Tough love awaits in Philly – Stubbs

Battle of the underdogs – Hickey

Canadiens in six – Allan Muir in SI

Flyers in six – Scott Burnside of ESPN

TSN Panel picks Flyers

• RDS on Cinderella finalists

Original Six final – Damien Cox



  1. Rah514 says:

    I honestly believe we need to win this series in under 6 games if we are going to win.

    How many times have teams gone through 7 game series’ all the way to the cup? Even the 2006 Oilers won one of their first 3 rounds in 5 games. So I’m going to go out on a limb here and call it, what we *NEED* to do if we manage to win both games in Philly is the Habs win in 4. Is it delusional? Perhaps. But that’s a prediction on what we need to do to really prepare for the Cup final if that is the destiny which awaits us.

    What *WILL* it be? I say Habs in 5.

  2. Derek2 says:

    I think especially in this first game.  They will try to phydically intimidate us and set the tone for the series.  Need to stay out of the box and burn them on the PP.  Make their top 4 D palyy even more minutes.

  3. Danno says:

    Birth of a Team by Ian Cobb


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

  4. Danno says:

    Jacques Martin has put the NHL and the refs on notice. In a calm, diplomatic and soft-spoken way he mentioned that he expects the officials to call penalties when they are justified.


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

  5. mrhabby says:

    Expecting the worse from the head hunting flyers. they will intimidate and cross the line as much as possible. lets hope the NHL and refs do there job to make it a clean series. The Flyers are a formidable team as they never give up and have size, grit and a Hells Angels mentality. iam hoping the flyers drama is there downfall.

    That being said we need more scoring from all lines and not rely on cams/gionta. i suspect the flyers forwards will try and pound our top players into submission putting pressure on the habs 3/4 line to score. to me the series comes down to the adjustments JM can make to stay away from the flyers checking and intimidation. we need to find flyers soft spots and capitalize on them as much as possible. heres hoping markov makes it back sooner than later. would love blackhawks and Habs final.

  6. HabFanSince72 says:

    1. Hit.

    2. never give up.

  7. Ian Cobb says:


  8. tony d says:

    I wish SI had picked Philly to win, like the other ‘experts’. . I love being the underdog more than the favorite.

  9. nightmare_49 says:

        from Steve Simmons

        Hockey Notes:

        Before they wound up as playoff rivals, the Flyers were considered one of the teams that would go hard after goaltender Carey Price, were he made available in the off-season.

        Steve Yzerman won’t say it but others are saying it for him: He, like Dave Nonis, has pulled out of the running for the GM job with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Those in the know still figure this is Doug Risebrough’s job to lose, which is odd, considering that he left behind an empty cupboard with the Minnesota Wild

       Quick playoffs picks: Flyers over Habs in six; Blackhawks over Sharks in six;

        Still hard to believe that the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, with Sidney Crosby, with all that experience, crapped out in Game 7 without putting up so much as a fight against the Canadiens

       Hey Mike Cammalleri, meet Chris Pronger




  10. Slovak says:

    2-0 HABS

    Halak shutout finally

  11. marlboro says:

    I don’t want to pick a winner here, but one question:

    What the hell can Philly do, that Pittsburgh, and Washington couldn’t?? 

      Play our game, and we will win!!

    Go Habs Go!!!

  12. novahab says:

    Moen take out Richards this guy is another Bobby Clark he a chaep shot artist. The blind side elbow to Booth and the last game against Boston he left his feet and no charging call. He gets away with murder and the Flyers are going to cross the line so time to prime the well by talking about th dirtest team in the league. My Hat is off to JM he has aready spoke up by saying he hopes the refs do their job and calls the goaltender interference. Now it time for the media to speak up and start asking questions to campbell and Bettman if they are going to allow the Flyers to cross the line. I am not asking for any favors from the refs like that would ever happen just for them to call the crap. You know Pronger going to be head hunting this guy should have been thrown out of the league years ago. How many times has he been suspended for what maybe a game or two. Laps got three games for a push and Pronger is always going after a players head.

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