The Minnesota Mild?

The Canadiens romped to their easiest win of the pre-season against a non-competitive opponent.

Minnesota was held to 14 shots – most of them in the last 10 minutes and only one in the decisive second period, when goals by Ryan White, Dustin Boyd and Brendon Nash blew the game open.

Coach Jacques Martin praised the line of Boyd, White and Max Pacioretty for their forechecking, effective use of speed and tenacity in jumping on loose pucks.

The coach said White had reported to camp in better shape after his off-season training. Martin said Boyd’s play has improved as camp has progressed, and praised Max-Pac for an improved understanding of what he has to do to be effective in the NHL.

As for a power play that was 0-for-6, including ineptitude in 5-on-3, Martin said his PP was adept at controlling the puck but had to get to the net more. Martin said the team’s new PP system, featuring a defenceman at the blueline and another in the high slot, is a work in progress.

AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Dustin Boyd | Ryan White | Max Pacioretty | Alex Auld


  1. SeriousFan09 says:

    Engqvist!!! Nice, look forward to watching him in Hamilton this season.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  2. Keith says:

    Nice shot from Engvist.

  3. ooder says:

    what a snipe!


    88 is the new 23

  4. habstrinifan says:

    I think he SHOULD be on the team. He deserves it and will add toughness. He worked hard in Hamilton last year.

  5. Shiloh says:

    Thunder Bay’s own Alex Auld – and Tom Pyatt too. Throw in a whole bunch of Staals and it’s quite a hockey town.

  6. SeriousFan09 says:

    Been rooting for Ryan since the 09-10 season ended, saw him in Hamilton and loved his spirit.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  7. HFX-HabFan says:

    Anyone else want White to surprise and make it as a 12th/13th forward?  The kid plays with jam.

  8. badangel says:

    Stoner is a friend of Pouliot !

  9. oshawahabsfan says:

    Schultz definitely a step behind out there. He skating is Gui Tenderesque at the moment. Got to improve that to play on this team

  10. scrowe21 says:

    Thought max pac was gunna bury one there..damn. 

    hes hustling though


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  11. Keith says:

    I like Team B much better. They hit.

  12. SeriousFan09 says:
    1P 16:26: Gui! booed. Why?

    For playing like he had no pulse and marshmellows between his ears before he left.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  13. habstrinifan says:

    Type faster Boone faster! I gotta get my heart rate up like in regulary season.

  14. Danno says:

    All I’m getting from CJAD is a clip from Beauty and the Beast. That about sums up last night’s game.


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

  15. RGM says:

    I didn’t even know he was on a tryout with them. Wow, talk about a guy falling off the radar.

    Go Habs Go!

  16. Da Hema says:

    I wonder, Boone, why you like “Clayton Stoner” as a name?


    “There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge….”

    –Hunter S. Thompson

  17. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    He’s big, he’s bald, he’s Alex Auld.

  18. Shiloh says:

    feed is very choppy…

  19. habstrinifan says:

    Just signed on! Glad u made it Boone… your blog is ‘sometimes’ better than watching.  Sometimes!

  20. HFX-HabFan says:

    I’m not getting anything yet.

  21. Matt_in_TO says:

    It was up about an hour ago, they were shooting something with Bob Hartley. 


    – In Price We Trust

  22. habsfansince91 says:

    maybe it works only when the game starts

    edit: nope doesn’t work

  23. Shiloh says:

    I’m getting nothing from the site. The video seems stuck on pause.

  24. SeriousFan09 says:

    Guess it was a 1-time thing, not working for me either.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  25. Matt_in_TO says:

    Is the Bell Centre feed not loading for anyone else?


    – In Price We Trust

  26. nightmare_49 says:

    The Dallas Stars announced a series of roster moves today and among them was the release of forward Jonathan Cheechoo from his tryout with the club.

  27. scrowe21 says:

    This one works now but they dont show the whole game..


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  28. SeriousFan09 says:

    This might work at game-time, it’s the internal Bell Centre feed.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  29. Danno says:

    A bad case of Athlete’s Tongue…


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

  30. ZepFan2 says:

    C’mon Boone, he wasn’t exactly ripping Hickey. He was just being sarcastic, from what I read.

    Btw, why can’t you post catty? 😉


    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  31. Shiloh says:

    I used to love watching NFL, but I have maybe watched 2 hours in the last 5 years. Once the NHL got rid of most of the clutch-and-grabbing, hockey has become fun to watch again – even though I still watched during the tackle-era. Now we actually get to see talented players show what they can do. Can you imagine the numbers Lemiex would have put up if they called the holding and hooking? Can you imagine any other league allowing it – Michael Jordan reduced to mediocrity because some 4th-line bench warmer could tackle him at will?



  32. Mike Boone says:

    Fragility not the issue, man. You don’t publicly rip your colleagues. Unprofessional and seriously c–ty behaviour.

  33. zak says:

    Cary has foot-in-mouth disease

  34. scrowe21 says:

    Too cruel!

    Posted on Twitter today: “Carey, we’re all behind you. Signed: The pucks”



    hahahahaha…….. nice



    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  35. SeriousFan09 says:

    Always liked Dandenault as a utility player for the Habs, shame he couldn’t find work in the NHL for a 2nd straight year and decided to leave the game. Hopefully he can find something to do in hockey, off to the Q perhaps?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  36. HabsProf says:

    Sad to hear Dandy is quitting.  I will always remember the warrior who got up with a broken arm and continued to defend his net. Ironically, it was then-Flame now-Hab Dustin Boyd who checked him into the boards, resulting in the injury.

    I’ve looked for You Tube video of that and haven’t found any.  Anyone know where I can find a copy?

    “Deserves” got nothin’ to do with it.

  37. thebonscott says:

    mark striet seriously injured

  38. ZepFan2 says:

    And they say Price is fragile. lol


    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  39. JIMVINNY says:

    He’s trashing Hickey’s comment that Price #’s “are not good”. 

  40. Chuck says:

    Looks like Brendan Kelly has raised the ire of Boone. I wonder what he said. Anyone know?

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