The CH stands for character

One of the best third periods of the season: 19-3.

But too little, too late.

But credit a gutty effort.


  1. showey47 says:

    Yup,then afterwards we went to this strip bar called “fanny’s” in north bay and i think it was amateur crackwhore night. Very bad night all around.

  2. Keith says:

    Just askin, (and none of my biness)but what did Newfie Dawg do?

  3. CBrady12 says:

    Babcock just said Price was the best goaltender in the league right now….also had lots of praise for the habs

  4. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    It’s a secret clause Sather worked into his contract, he got to pick one team he would never have to play, so he chose the Wings.

  5. avatar_58 says:

    What is this “measuring stick” game nonsense? It’s been said about quite a few teams the habs beat, like San Jose. Even if they lose tonight I’m not going to see the sky as falling. This is a good team, win or lose. For once in many years they play as a TEAM not just on the back of one or two skilled individuals who show up “when they feel like it”.


    So win or lose, go habs go

  6. jbroderi says:

    agreed. and it one of the reasons why they are successful. If the refs really called the game right in any game philly played, they’d be in the box all night.

    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  7. andrewberkshire says:

    Worst. Birthday. Ever.

  8. win4ce says:

    Wow that brawl was brutal. Who punches the goalie without being provoked? Considering this isnt the first incident in the KHL, that league is losing credibility fast

  9. Mark Light says:

    The new Habs don’t need a distraction like Kovy now. They need a guy that shows up every game and plays the team plan.

    I expect PK to be a little more conservative now that he has had the view from the top. We don’t need hot dogs we need relish.

  10. TOEmastro says:

    Montrealers always have a big measuring stick, we should do movies 😉

  11. jbroderi says:

    only lushes drink chardonnay.  Boone like Boones!!!


    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

  12. OneTimer says:

    Welp, I think tonight’s game will be a better indication of where we stand as a team.

    If Toronto beats us tomorrow I wouldn’t think too much on it because we all know the S U C K but they play like their lives depended on it against us every time.

    Tonight will be a more interesting game to watch, for sure. Can MTL handle the West’s cream of the crop?


  13. showey47 says:

    lol,sorry. Its a tough day for me to forget since it happened on my birthday 15 years ago.

  14. andrewberkshire says:

    Hard to hate a team that plays hockey the right way. Tons of skill, little to no goonery.

  15. andrewberkshire says:

    Didn’t Gomez miss last year’s game against the Wings as well?

  16. king ddd says:

    there are lot of champonship caliber teams that i hate ( colts, chelesea,boston celtics,washington caps, canucks,yankees and many others,, did i mention th colts, god i hate the COLTS with passion.) but the wings i like , dunno why



  17. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m willing to bet there won’t be a tie.

  18. andrewberkshire says:

    Why did you have to bring that up!!!

  19. Josh says:

    There’s a reason that Kovalev gets called out on every team he plays on.

  20. Keith says:

    Good post, and I completely agree. My support for HNIT ended when they decided to glorify that odious TOAD Tie Dummy on the same night that Boom Boom Geoffrion’s number was to be retired, the same night that he passed away, and YET the CBC basically pissed on the Montreal Canadien’s by doing what they did imho. Some day the CBC will lose saturday night hockey and I for one will not shed one bloody tear over it.

  21. OneTimer says:

    haha, not bad Mr. Dagger

  22. OneTimer says:

    Sucks bro, I’m living in North Carolina and I watch only on my computer now too

  23. showey47 says:

    Lets not have  a repeat performance from 15 years and 8 days ago against the redwings.

  24. twilighthours says:

    So the Wings are either going to win or lose tonight. Got it.

  25. TheMostCupsPeriod says:

    Sorry, Mr. Boone 🙁

  26. king ddd says:

    wow. l’antichambre turning into l’attaque a 5, first it was michel langevin, now tony marinaro, whos next jean perron, and pierre page


  27. ths says:

    Fly in your Chardonnay tonight , Mike ?

  28. jbroderi says:

    “I’ll take potent potables for 500, Alex” JB

    You hate Cherry? You must be a left wing pinko!!! hahaha

    he is such a moron!!

  29. VancouverHab says:

    If you’re a University student and serious about your studies? Then tonight and tomorrow night. Otherwise you’re just mailing it in…

  30. Mike Boone says:

    I was being ironic. See the Prediction

  31. 24 Cups says:

    Detroit has just lost their last three games in a row.  How many times does that happen?

    They are either going to continue their early season slump, or they are going to come out ready to kick butt.

    It’s all up to Carey Price in the first period.  If we can survive, then we just might pull off an upset.

  32. ths says:

    Can you ask him about the Iggy for PK rumour ?

  33. king ddd says:
    It’s in the bag:

    The Canadiens have never lost to Detroit on a Friday in December


    merci MR. boone. jynx for the night?


  34. Former Jets Fan says:

    One side-effect of having OTL’s which displeases me is the fact they aren’t included in a ‘Streak’ in the standings. 

    The Red Wings have lost 3 games in a row – though the first of those was an OTL – leaving Montreal and Boston as the only two teams without a 3 game losing streak.

  35. andrewberkshire says:

    As much as I’m not a Kovalev fan, I have to agree with him a bit about how he’s treated in Ottawa.

  36. HabmanSanDiego says:

    Going crazy down here in San Diego..

    Center Ice carries the Habs games EXCEPT when NHL Network airs the games. Only problem is NHL Network is not shown on my cable carrier here (Time Warner).

    Both the games this weekend (against Detroit and Toronto) are on NHL Network. Wonderful..

    So I am relegated to watching the games on my computer .. JustinTV.

  37. TheMostCupsPeriod says:
    It’s in the bag:

    The Canadiens have never lost to Detroit on a Friday in December


    Uh Oh!! The Boone jinx, I prefer your ” I have a bad feeling about this one” or the like….

  38. Big Ted says:

    I think we all know that Don Cherry completely advocates settin players straight, and just like Mike Richards, he supported someone trying to teach PK a lesson physically – an irrepsonsible message for a commentator to be sending. Also, in terms of the reply you received, Cherry having watched PK develop is not in any way praising him, it is a statement of fact. The CBC trying to pass this off as Cherry supporting PK is unfounded. As I’ve always said, the CBC has not been relevant for many years. Their views are Toronto-centric, overly supportive of the league, and in Cherry’s case are often biased and bordering on hateful and racist.

  39. J.J. of Turku says:

    Maybe Dave saw wrong Hockey Night?


  40. BC HAB says:

    I hate them too, but I respect the team they have.

  41. Danno says:

    I got the same kind of answer from the CBC as everyone else did regarding Don Cherry.

    Here it is…


    email concerning comments made by Don Cherry about P.K. Subban
    following the first game of Hockey Night in Canada’s November 27
    doubleheader was forwarded to me for reply by the Office of the CBC
    Ombudsman and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications


    It is unfortunate that you believe Don’s comments represented a “hateful vendetta” against player P.K. Subban.


    a number of weeks, Subban’s play has been topic for players, coaches,
    fans, and the media. Don’s job as a commentator is to talk about the hot
    issues around the league, and this is a hot topic.


    have reviewed the tapes of Don’s short comments about Subban on
    November 27 and comments he made about this player earlier in November. I
    must strongly disagree with your assessment of them. He did he say
    anything which could be construed as “openly encouraging violence.” He
    neither “incited” nor “justified” violence toward Subban. Indeed, he has
    not only praised Subban’s talent – noting that Subban is a player Don
    has known of and watched develop for many years – but he also stated
    outright that he did not condone players deliberately hurting each


    Again, thank you for writing. I’ve shared your comments with my colleagues at HNIC.




    David Masse

    Senior Director,

    CBC Sports


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

  42. TheDagger says:

    I see Nordiques fans are sending another message that they want a team there…

  43. likehoy says:

    didn’t you get the memo? the season is just an 82 game measuring stick to see where you can start the playoffs

    – Gomez is holding down the suck button

  44. TheDagger says:

    Also, if they were trying to send a message with a pastry (are waffles pastries?) I feel they should have thrown turnovers on the ice. Message sent.

  45. says:

    I hate the Red Wings!

    Go Habs Go

    Friday Night Hockey = NOICE!

    They Call Me Shane

  46. habaholic68NJ says:

    Best game of the season and I have to go out with the wife and others after the first period.  Then I ditch them to play a game and will not start watching the second period until after 1am.  Not much sleeping tonight.  Go Habs!

  47. TheDagger says:

    Maybe they are sending a message via anagrams…. WAFFLE = WE LAFF.

  48. Clay4bc says:

    Montreal – Detroit > Montreal – Toronto


    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  49. GrimJim says:

    Good thing they weren’t upset about when someone sits…

  50. kempie says:

    Sooooooooo, because awful rhymes with waffle, fans throw the latter on the ice? Hmmmm I gotta think about this.

  51. jew4jah says:

    don’t let school interfere with your education.

  52. jew4jah says:

    waffle = awful

    fans expressing their opinion of the maple queefs

  53. kempie says:

    Could anybody please explain to me exactly what happened last night in Toronto with the waffles? What’s the deal?

  54. Rugger says:

    Here’s wishing you never ever ever see another Habs Game!!!

  55. Chorske says:

    Basically, they’re all must-win, yardstick games.

    Can’t be easy to convince a bunch of guys that there are 82 games, every single one of which counts. You gotta admire the coaches & captains who can get their players into that mindset.

  56. Gorges_the_great says:


    I figured they’d play tonight since the players are only arriving in camp tomorrow.

  57. doogmac says:

    leblanc isnt playing for sure. im not sure about bournival but i would assume he isnt either

  58. Bill says:

    Just study all weekend.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  59. SeriousFan09 says:

    Considering the Habs record when you study, I suggest you look to the greater good and hit the books tonight, it’s Detroit.


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

  60. TOEmastro says:

    Finished an exam today, next is Nutrition of Sport next thursday. Beer and hockey on a friday, oh how I’ve missed you

  61. Harani says:

    But losing to the Leafs still sucks! Losing to Detroit, they ARE the best team no?

    “It must be love!”

  62. Bill says:

    Tonight, it’s better if they beat the Wings. Leafs need points, it’s looking too good for Boston.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  63. TheMostCupsPeriod says:

    Seems like that to me too

  64. captaink4life says:

    The prodigal son returns to the lineup.

    Should be a dandy in Motown 🙂 


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  65. Gorges_the_great says:

    Does anyone know if Louis Leblanc and Michael Bournival are playing their QMJHL hockey game tonight? Was thinking about checking them out but I’m worried they might not be there because of the World Juniors camp.

  66. captaink4life says:

    At least you don’t have to study tonight AND tomorrow 



    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  67. Harani says:

    Big question: Study tonight or study tomorrow?

    “It must be love!”

  68. Bill says:

    That’s an awful lot of debate over which rookie D-man sits and which plays.

    I have missed the past three games and the Habs have won ’em all (was directing a play, couldn’t be helped) so I will be sitting the games out until they lose. What this means is I haven’t even seen Weber.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  69. Chorske says:

    This is Montreal’s 29th measuring-stick game.

    That’s how it seems to me, at any rate.

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