That was the “easy” game?

And now the team that can’t win in the west goes on to Calgary and Vancouver.

Dave Stubbs’ game story

Quotes from the room

Quick Hits and About last night …

Arpon Basu’s game analysis and Pierre Ladouceur’s

159 Comments

  1. fbkj says:

    yep 4 goals on 4 shots

  2. HabFanSince72 says:

    It hadn’t escaped our attention.

  3. habfan53 says:

    I’m having less of a problem with Jaro since the beginning of the year. He has stepped up since  the injuries to Markov and Gorges. Spacek’s problem now his he is playing way to many minutes .

  4. W35T5ID3 says:

    You are all wrong…omg its not even funny….WTF u mean…theyve lost their drive?LOL…unreal….its called struggling…STRUGGLING……..bad breaks…injuries….etc…many factors play in to this.So would you be happier if Cammy were the CPT of the habs?Gomez as CPT?

    ….’sigh’….

  5. HabsoluteFan says:

    So seeing how Ottawa is unloading, I wouldn’t mind bringing Kovalev back.  The guy loves the attention from the fans in Montreal and I’m willing to bet he would be lights out until the end of the playoffs.  Recently, wanting out of Ottawa and trying to prove he can still play, he’s been putting up the numbers.  5 Goals, 8 Points in his last 7 games.  He usually shows up when it counts and what better time to have him than in the stretch where every game is important.  I would not have wanted him for the whole season seeing how he plays 1 game and takes 5 off but I think it’d be interesting to see if this kind of gamble could pay off for the final stretch.  Think about it.  Kovalev could be traded for a draft pick and wouldn’t be a huge cap hit.  I believe he can still be an impact player for us and is probably the cheapest solution for our offensive problems. 

    Forget about how he can be a cancer in the dressing room, the guy would be here for the rest of the season and the playoffs, and would want to prove he can still play.  I think adding him and trading AK46 for a gritty forward could do wonders for our offense/team

    I’d like to know how you can be totally against the idea of having him for the playoff run ? Thoughts ?

  6. Hellfire_Habsfan says:

    Ottawa continues fire sale…. Elliot to Col for Andersson

    great and i’m going to the game tonight with a buddy of mine.. Bos 10 Sens 0…?

    Hope not, hopefully sens can pull the upset 

  7. BoomBoom says:

    I’m thinking the Habs will take Heritage Classic..it won’t be pretty but it will be a win. The reason we’ll win is that we won the last one!

    Also, that Nash kid has a lot of potential but he’ll need some more seasoning in the AHL. Once some of the walking wounded come back, I’d send him and Eller down to Hamilton.

    Can anyone explain to me what would be the cap hit if we bought out Spacek at the end of the season. I’ve read that since he signed the contract at 35 yrd old, the Habs couldn’t buy him out. If we stuck him in Hamilton next year would his salary count against the cap since he signed at 35 yrs old. What would be Gomez’s cap hit if we bought him out?

  8. HabFanSince72 says:

    Go to the game.

     

  9. shiram says:

    I like Hamr, he’s been great in covering for Markov, and he is dependable. The issue with him right now is his time on ice…

    Last 4 games : 27:07 25:15 23:32 and 27:36
    And thats a bit much, even for a 36 year old workhorse.

    Really am glag that we have Mara, we can use the experience and spread out the TOI with him too.

    Gomez was better than most of his recent nights, but not really up to snuff, it seems to me he can still play better. I guess you can figure in AK and Moen in this problem.

  10. Batalla says:

    It’s the Bulis Affect…  That guy had a 4 goal game once!  Too bad those were his only 4 goals.

    Not sure why this team loves to put grinders on top lines (Moen, Lapierre, Begin, etc.).  Maybe it speaks to how badly we need a sniper or how off a season some of our “scorers” are really playing.

    http://habsbros.blogspot.com/

  11. lenny says:

    Why does our Coach keep on playing Moen on the top 2 lines? He provides nothing…He is a 4th liner at best…

    Gomez, what else can we say…his trade  may actually be the worst in Habs history…

    AK 46 sorry excuse for a hockey player. sadly on his next team he’ll be a 25-35 goal scorer

     

  12. KenD29 says:

    2nd that notion.

     

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  13. W35T5ID3 says:

    naw dude….Bruins 12 -Sens 0…..

    ….thats more likely…

  14. habstrinifan says:

    Maybe this is why PG and JM and habs management have done nothing significantly important in taking this team out of its decades old mediocrity. Fans see hat tricks in players with scoring occurences as infrequent as comets, or believe that returning players have found their scoring touch while ‘skating on their own’ (weird even saying it) or believe that other teams have been lucky. Meanwhile almost every other teams finds their scoring touch once or twice and re-invigorate themselves while… well it is what it is folks.

     

  15. KenD29 says:

    Hmmm so are you saying Price is at fault for the loss?!! Not the fact they were down to 4 D men, of which 1 (Hammy) is a veteran and the rest are rookies?!

    Or the fact the Habs forwards can not seem to score more than 1 goal?!!

    Yes Price let in a couple of softies, but do not think he is the “ONLY” reason for the loss!

     

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  16. JD_ says:

    “Because it’s there.” – George Mallory (1886-1924), English mountaineer

    Wild horses couldn’t drag me out to watch an All-Star game on TV, but when it hit Montreal, I took my eldest daughter to the Bell Centre and had an absolute blast.

    Set all the issues regardin’ sightlines, weather, discomfort, Bettman, Fehr, and oxygen aside. Everyone’s in the same boat.

    It’s about the event.

    Cheers.

  17. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    I think Ottawa has the potential to win this trade. Anderson has shown he can be an elite goaltender. Of course, so did Pascal Leclaire….

  18. Kooch7800 says:

    Save your money.  Watch it in the warmth of home with an ice cold brew and a bathroom with no line up.  The outdoor games are never that great. I know people who have gone and were dissapointed

  19. W35T5ID3 says:

    Gosh DArNiiit WHERE ARE U JASON DAWE ….DONNY AUDETTE….TURNER’SKATES in MUD’ STEVENSON…CRAIG DARBY….Where R You???!!Please you were SOOO much better than what we have now…..Please Oleg Petrov …please replace AK46 on the Gomez line….PLEASE….

     

     

     

     

    ….NOT.

  20. habfan53 says:

    WOAH!!! As our young goalie said CHILL.

    That fact that 5 defencemen were out and Camallari is out leads to the fact that last night we were devasted on the blue line and challanged up front with 4 or 5 forwards who started the season at the AHL level .

    That is what I was implying 

  21. habitual says:

    I agree Pleks doesn’t look like himself – I thought he’s looked tired since at least the three game home stance in early Feb. I’d give him a break from killing penalties.

    While Cammy, Gomer and AK have been disappointing all year, Les Boys are going to struggle until they get their D back.  Offense starts with the D:  think about the Big 3 in the glory days of the ’70s.

    When you D struggles in your own end, break outs are very difficult.  Notice how Edmonton’s D would often stay put on the offensive blue line last night, confident that our forwards had to stay put to help defensively. 

  22. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    Jeez, to listen to you guys I may as well just go out and buy an Iginla jersey!

  23. adamg84 says:

    Sens win this one. If in the 2011-2012 season Anderson can bounce back and return to his 09-10 form then it’s an obvious steal for the Sens. Elloit can never be counted on as a starting goaltender nor can Leclaire either though.  Elloit may dissapeer of the face of the earth after this season…

  24. Peterborough Habs Fan says:

    Why hasn’t anyone mentioned Price’s stinkers last night, 2 in 15 seconds which did us in completely.

     

    Embarrasing against worst in the league. 0-3, all in regulation out west!

  25. J_P says:

    Very curious trade for ottawa…trading a younger goalie who still has potential for a veteran who is UFA at seasons end without taking even a single draft pick back? seems odd. 

  26. habstrinifan says:

    I was with you until you said the hat trick part. When last has one of the Canadiens had a hat trick?

  27. Hellfire_Habsfan says:

    stupid move i think,  Andersson is A FA end of the year.. 

  28. mjames says:

    Enough with all this team analysis. The real reason why  we lost this game is because of AK46 . He was directly or indirectly responsible for all 4 of the Oilers goals. If he had not played we would have easily won this game. As a matter of fact Gomez would be having a career year if not for AK46. The same can be said for Pleks, Gionta and Cammy who would all be over 30 goals by now. Price’s GAA would be less than 2 if not for AK46. If PG were smart he would trade AK46 to Nashville for one of their pending UFA ( a Moen type player) . If he can’t get an UFA then maybe a 12th round draft choice.

    I am surprised Boone did not point to the real reason why we lost this game  —–AK46

     

     

    mjames

  29. J_P says:

    How do the sens win this one? Anderson is UFA at seasons end.  He could walk away for nothing.  At least Elliott is an RFA.  Ottawa now only has Lehner under contract next year (I guess they feel he is their goalie of the future).

    Makes more sense for colorado seeing as both anderson and budaj are UFA at seasons end, and elliott is RFA.  If Murray signs anderson to an extension, its pascal leclaire all over again as anderson is another injury-prone goaltender. 

    Kind of an odd and useless trade if you ask me…

  30. adamg84 says:

    So is Leclaire though…If they sign Anderson to say (2.5 Mil) and work in a jr backup they’re doing fine. With Leclaire being a UFA 3.8 Mil cap hit is coming off the books. Either way I hate the Sens, but still a decent move thuogh.

  31. habstrinifan says:

    Maybe this is why PG and JM and habs management have done nothing significantly important in taking this team out of its decades old mediocrity. Fans see hat tricks in players with scoring occurences as infrequent as comets, or believe that returning players have found their scoring touch while ‘skating on their own’ (weird even saying it) or believe that other teams have been lucky. Meanwhile almost every other teams finds their scoring touch once or twice and re-invigorate themselves while… well it is what it is folks.

     

  32. SmartDog says:

    Gomez, is that you?


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