The mourning after

Hey, snap out of it.

Lars Eller played great. So did Dustin Boyd.

Carey Price was not shelled.

Three defensive errors, three GA.

No one should feel bad this morning.

Well, maybe Benoit Pouliot …

Morning Tweets from Dave Stubbs: Cammalleri was a very unhappy press-box resident last night, which is a very good thing and ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun: Lars Eller really impressed me in person last night. The kid can play. They got somebody for Halak, folks.

• Canadiens a work in progress

Quotes from the room

Stubbs on P.K.

• Yvon Pedneault on Carey Price

• From a Toronto angle

Jordan Eberle scores a beauty and the Oilers romp

And video evidence to suggest Karri Ramo may not be the next Patrick Roy. The score was 1-1, and a Dman made a desperate clearing attempt in front of Ramo’s opposite number. The puck travelled the length of the ice, and …



  1. Natrous says:

    Except that getting rid of him didn’t give us a grinding goal scorer back…

  2. Fire_Laraque says:

    Can you answer me this? How many times did he give the puck away yesterday?

  3. Lazarus_taxa says:

    Wow, your new material is awesome!  Oh crap…

  4. Ice Storm says:

    I’m in agreement with AK46 playing a decent game…  he was hard on the puck and the opposition, controlling the puck quite a bit in the O zone…  admittedly I am an AK fan… he looks to be in much better shape with more jump this season versus last…   he seemed to be a bulky loaf at the beginning of last season, a throwback to the old school training camp days…   I’m not saying he looks to be in Biosteel shape like Cammi or PK… but again had jump and loks more….  svelt?  :)  lol

    That line will rock again with Cammi back…  not a knock against Eller at all..  he played great..  just a sync/chemistry thing…

    Combination for success: 46-14-13

  5. spos080808 says:

    Bergeron was given $5 mil a season last night.


    Timo is the biggest joke & fraud in the history of hockey “fans”

  6. spos080808 says:

    Yah Eller was terrible last night. Awful. He should be playing in some rec. league, not the NHL. Guy is a fraud. A bust. A little girl on skates. No wonder the Blues gave him away. Who would want a player like Eller. Awful. Hes awful!


    Timo is the biggest joke & fraud in the history of hockey “fans”

  7. spos080808 says:

    Could not even go one game without spewing your nonsense huh…

    Funny how you pulled this and how the team has no heart all last season. Then when the Caps were up 3-1. Then when Pitt was up in the series…BUt after the Habs got their act together and won each series you were speaking like “This is incredible. I could not be more happy. We fans deserve this.”…Are you kidding me? You and Clay4BC. You do not fool anyone.


    Timo is the biggest joke & fraud in the history of hockey “fans”

  8. Timo says:

    I am actually talking about Plekanec. According to the popular belief we HAD to trade Halak in order to sign Plekanec to whatever ridiculous contract he was given.

  9. pic1983 says:

    I can definitely see your point, however, we have been one of the leagues top powerplays for the last 3 years.  The only constant being Andre Markov.  Bergeron is so awful defensively, that it totally negates his worth on the powerplay, and considering our depth when it comes to bottom 6 players, I wouldnt want to keep bergeron playing forward on the 4th line.

    What our powerplay needs is some creative coaching, and practice.  Seeing as it was abysmal throughout the pre-season, if I was the coach, this would be my main focus. I think we have enough tools to be effective without resorting to a powerplay specialist like MAB.  IMO, the fact that we couldnt score on 3 straight opportunities in the second last night is what sunk us. 

  10. TomNickle says:

    I’m not an authority at all.

    Players who aren’t skilled offensively know they shouldn’t be on the ice in that situation and so do their teammates.

    Like I put it to another poster here last night.  Do you think Ron Wilson would have put Colton Orr on as his extra attacker if the score had been the other way around?

    How do you think the room reacts to that kind of coaching decision?  

    Lapierre and Boyd would’ve been better options.

    Putting a career plugger on the ice in that situation is more than questionable.

    I’m the first to admit when I’m wrong, but I’m not even close to wrong about this.  Darche had no business on the ice.  Let me ask you this.  How experienced is Darche when it comes to being on the ice down a goal late in an NHL game?

  11. pic1983 says:

    Jamaican Half-moon spicy patties, AKA “Jamaican Patties” are freakin awesome!

  12. dallyd31 says:

    Weber has proven ( unfortunately for us) on several ocassions that he is also not an NHL player.  Either is Henry.

  13. dallyd31 says:

    Eller was great…what are you talking about.

    Everyone is commenting on how good Eller looked..and he is a rookie.



  14. _Habsoloutly_ says:


  15. SlovakHab says:

    I feel the same..

  16. pic1983 says:

    Yeah he was pretty invisible last night.  Also might have something to do with the fact that hes wearing #11.  Took me a little while to get used to that.  I dont like the fact that hes wearing number 11, he should have kept his 91.

  17. punkster says:

    There’s the issue. You say “Trust me” then assume to know exaclty what a player is thinking. You come on like you are the authority on coaching and say 3 experienced players are not NHL players then name 5 clearly not-ready-for-NHL players as their replacements.

    In my opinion Darche was on the ice because JM wanted experience out there and not too many of the top players were delivering squat all night. We almost tied it in that last minute, not that Darche had anything to do with that directly, but JM needed the experienced guys to show the way. Didn’t work out but it was close.

    We’re not experts, Tom. We’re fans.

    Edit: Just to add, enjoy your holiday weekend Tom. I’ll miss the Pens game as I’ll be up north fishing. Let\s both give these guys a few games before passing judgment, shall we? :)

  18. Ian Cobb says:

    Its OK Timo, we know what your thinking.!  But were going to be alright. Three errors and three goals, Gill and Obyrne got out of position and the PK took a penalty that cost us. Also our PP needs work.

    A couple of games under our belt and we will be a better oiled club.

  19. LA Loyalist says:

    Do you even know that we lost to the Leafs last night? On national television?


    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  20. LA Loyalist says:

    Nice rebuttal, Serious.

    But no one living in Montreal would ever bother with Toronto strippers.

    Pharmacological products I don’t know. 

    I personally like those little Jamaican half-moon spicy patties :)

  21. pic1983 says:

    It was game one of 82.  AK and BP are both in contract years and have a lot of pressure to perform.  Lets give them a few games before we start ripping them.  If they play like they did last night for the first 5 games, than by all means, let the ripping begin!

    As for Darche.  I didnt understand why everyone raved about him at the end of last season.  He was also abysmal during the pre-season and, even though i know he’s on a one way deal, he should not be on this team.  We have enough bottom six players in our system that I would send him down and put him on waivers.  If he gets claimed, good for him. 

  22. LA Loyalist says:

    slow, and confused.


  23. krob1000 says:

    so….Moen and Darche are to finish their checks …..but Pouliot is not supposed to (he did wander but it was for establishing a physical presence early).  If they don’t ask him to play physical then fine…but I would love to know what they ask of him specifically.  Teh finishing of checks early int he game is something that is usually done at all levels to get the dmen thinking for the rest of the game and maybe have them panic and cough one up….if that is not what he is being asked then fine. But why Moen and Darche can do it and he can’t ….from the uninformed spectator it sure likes like bias.  I think Pouliot ahs to be engaged physically and care to be a factor….It hought he did that….so he finished a hit alte…it wasn’t a penalty and sent a message.  If he did it all the time? diff’t story.  He also play s with Gioa nd Gomez whoa re two of the most responsible defensive forwards on the team… would think given the roles of other players put on that line and the way gio and gomer work together that last night was pretty close to hsi role.  yeha he may have wandered a bit but he plastered his man, sent a message, cared and by my count still leaves a 4 on 4 going back the other way. 

  24. LA Loyalist says:

    I think you’re correct.

    Good thing we have Guy Boucher in Hamilton, who’s used to working with the kids…. Oh Crap!



    “You don’t win The Stanley Cup in the first game of the year” Carey Price

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