The mourning after

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Ryan McDonagh (an OT winner), Roman Hamrlik, Mikhail Grabovski, Ryan O’Byrne and Christopher Higgins scored goals Thursday night.

“We’re not doing things the right way” and other profundities from the room

Pat Hickey’s game story

Hal Gill honoured in Pittsburgh

• Stu Hackel on Gill

Pierre Ladouceur’s game grades

Randy Phillips on Martin Raymond

663 Comments

  1. podbay says:

    Habs traded Grabovski for Greg Pateryn. How’s that trade been working out for Montreal? Never mind the list of ex-Habs who did well the other night, what of the other bad moves over the past few years? Mike Ribeiro for Janne Niinimaa? We all know the Gomez trade included letting Ryan McDonaugh go to the Rangers – another big mistake. Latendresse for Pouliot. Lapierre for Brad Festerling, who then gets traded for Drew McIntyre, who then signs with Buffalo. Gauthier’s decision not to resign Dominic Moore remains for me one of his dumbest decisions to date. And the list…goes on. One also wonders why the Habs continually choose to draft players they seem hell bent on keeping in the minors what for seems like forever.

    With this year’s team, there are many questions. Why has Eric Cole done nothing to date? Is Gomez’s career drawing to a close as he continues not to produce? Is there anyone in the farm system above 5’7″ who can score?

    I am a Habs fan for life. The soon to be 18-year Cup drought will continue unabated. The players do not appear to want to play for Martin and his system. Exactly what can fans of the Canadiens expect in the coming months? Which player is going to step up and start leading this team? There is no natural scorer on the Canadiens.

    In an odd way, I am enjoying this early season collapse. It means changes are forthcoming, and I’d like to see these sooner than later.

  2. boing007 says:

    Richard R
    Another future title for you, Mr. Boone: The moaning after.

  3. maiolola@comcast.net says:

    Can’t hire Lamoriello, doesn’t parlez-vous francais. It’s a shame (sham) that the organization would rather be PC than win the Stanley Cup. Until they hire the best people for the job regardless of nationally or ability to speak French, the Habs will greatly diminish their chances of winning another cup. Ever heard of translators???

    L Train

  4. Bill says:

    Going for number 666, comment of the beast! Did I get it?

    YESSSS

    Empty life …

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  5. habsgod says:

    we need a major house cleaning! from gauthier on down!!geoff molson, lou lamariello is going to be available at season’s end! hire him as your g.m.(he will bring the best scout with him david conte),we will also keep trevor timmins, and he will also hire larry robinson as the head coach

  6. Un Canadien errant says:

    I think it’s too late to preach patience, but can HIO, Mr. Boone included, at least quit it with the Roman Hamrlik talk? He is now a journeyman defenceman on his last legs, it’s not like we’d be battling the Caps and Flyers for top spot in the Conference if we had him. We’re better off giving this icetime to Mr. Weber, Emelin and Diaz. We might lose a couple more games with these guys than we would have with Roman on the blue line, but we are a better team as a result of that decision.

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  7. Ron in Ottawa says:

    Why is it: we have so many players who cant cut it here and then go on to be valuable players once they get traded? Why is it that other teams seem to find that rookie phenom who can score goals while we have rookies who struggle to “find their game? All these questions point at managment and coaching. Come on Molsons. you promosed a winner- just do it.

  8. Hobie Hansen says:

    I think it is time, I hate to say it cuz i like Gomez, to give him the old Wade Redden or Sheldon Souray treatment and send him down to Hamilton.

    I’m not sure if Molson would be up for eating that $7mill and replacing Gomez’ hole in the lineup with another $7mill worth of players?

    Also not sure what the the Habs could do mid-season with $7mill in cap space? Block Buster trade…who knows???

    • HabinBurlington says:

      You may be right Hobie, but given Gomez isn’t going to play tomorrow and maybe miss more games, why not watch first how team is without him before making such a decision.

      • Hobie Hansen says:

        That’s true. I’m just imaging inserting two $3.5 mill players into the lineup to take Gomez’ place…

        Still keeping fingers crossed that the buyout period will take place over the summer that people are grumbling about.

  9. Mattyleg says:

    Hey, anyone in Montreal is welcome to come and check out a really cool way to watch Saturday’s game!!

    Montreal Improv (an improv theatre on St. Laurent, just south of Pine) is doing a show where three hockey-savvy improvisers are going to do the play-by-play on the CBC live feed LIVE on stage!!

    It’s their pro-Habs biased answer to the Pro-Laffs biased CBC!

    I’ll be there, and it should be lots of fun, these guys are funny!!

    Check out the Facebook event!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  10. joshua94k says:

    Coach Jacques Martin speaks:

    http://www.cjad.com/Blog/HabsNews/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10304567

    Canadiens’ head coach Jacques Martin says he can appreciate the passion that Habs’ fans exhibit. At the same time, Martin says this is no sense of panic on this hockey team, despite a 1-4-1 start to this season.

    Martin admits there is a concern with the way his players have performed through the first six games of the season, but he says it’s a case of remaining positive and finding out what they need to do, to be better. Martin says that was the theme of a team meeting that was held prior to today’s skate at Brossard as the Canadiens look ahead to hosting the Leafs tomorrow night.

    Team captain Brian Gionta says only six games in, “there’s plenty of hockey still to be played.”

    Scott Gomez, who went down with an upper body injury in last night’s loss in Pittsburgh, is doubtful for tomorrow. He’s being re-examined today. Jaroslav Spacek continues to practice with the team but he’s not ready to go. And Andrei Markov remains in Florida, where he continues to rehab from off-season knee surgery that continues to keep him on the sidelines.

    Carey Price gets the call in goal against Toronto.

    “It’s too much for one guy to shoulder. For us, we’re going to do it as a group. It’s about sharing that responsibility win or lose.” – Mike Cammalleri

  11. habbernack says:

    Any one read the Martin Raymond piece?

    ability is what you’re capable of doing.
    attitude determines how you do it

  12. punkster says:

    Not in panic mode over here though I have to say last night was certainly disappointing. Not much clicking on the that team yet. Every time an opportunity arose something happened:
    - Cole controls the puck behind the net and has two guys open in front…then stumbles backwards as he tries to pass. Missed opportunity
    - Cammy gets a perfect feed in his wheelhouse and fires a bullet…through Fleury’s legs and out the other side of the goal mouth.
    - Gionta all alone in front takes a pass from behind the net and fires it right into Fleury’s chest
    - Darche (I think) on the breakaway and…well you get the picture

    Hopefully we see the captain step up and do what good captains do…lead.
    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

    • Jordio-oh says:

      Darche’s breakaway was particularly disappointing. He made a decent attempt at 5-hole but he had so much time to do more.

      I get he doesn’t have the best hands in the league, but with the way Fluery was out challenging and cutting down the angle, he had the time and space to make a move go to the left on his forehand to the left (and hopefully open) side of the goal.

      • Mattyleg says:

        Yeah, wasn’t too impressed with that myself…

        —Hope Springs Eternal—

        • J_P says:

          Well I think the whole team is playing with a complete lack of poise this year. Darche didnt even take a split second to realize that he had all the time in the world to try something other than a shot at the crest.

          You see with all the failed stretch passes they try. Rather than play as a cohesive unit, they just try to fire long range passes to get the jump on opposing defenses, and it just doesnt work.

      • Arrow77 says:

        Sadly, that’s why Darche is Darche and not a better player. Scorers are good not only because of their abilities but also because of how they react when an scoring opportunity presents itself.

  13. Hab-Q says:

    This problem goes back to last year’s playoffs when they beat the bruins the first 2 games in Boston and couldn’t seal the deal.

    Dismal pre-season confirmed there was more to come.

    “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out”

    ~Rodney Dangerfield

  14. HabinBurlington says:

    Man is it boring in here today, doesn’t anyone have anything to say? Even just an opionion would suffice.

  15. rogieshan says:

    Jacques Demers is a federal senator now, so please scratch him off the list.

    Love him or not, Patrick Roy is the most logical choice at the moment. His fiery, combative nature is the perfect antidote to what ails this team. Furthermore, he is not that far removed from the game, so he knows fully well what motivates the current generation of players.

    • J_P says:

      I love the point you brought up about knowing how to motivate the current generation. You almost need a psychology degree to motivate these players today. Since the lockout, players get the huge contracts so much faster than they used to, and its guaranteed money.

    • Arrow77 says:

      At this point, we need more than a motivator, we need a coach that can implement a good offensive system and I’m not sure Roy is that guy. Gainey was a defensive-minded player and became GM that hired defensive-minded coaches and the result is a team that learned to be responsible in his own zone but that cannot score. We need somebody that will maximize the potential a team with Subban, Cammalleri, Plekanec and Gionta should have.

    • G-Man says:

      Patrick Roy- The choice of the “logical” fan. Buahahahahahahah!

  16. geo_habsgo says:

    So the site isn’t letting me post anything? That’s weird.

    Except for this comment..wow thats annoying.

    Anyway when the Hab’s lose I get all depressed. And its overcast today so everything sucks. I am not even looking forward to next game cause they’ve all been so painful to watch! Please win.

    • shiram says:

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      If you don’t grok it, drokk it!

      • geo_habsgo says:

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        But anyway Wanted to let you know I tried Banquise the other day and loved it.

        I know you know of better poutine out there so my question is: where am I eating at next?

        • shiram says:

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          If you don’t grok it, drokk it!

          • geo_habsgo says:

            Bookmarked both of those. Thanks bud. You provide a great service here :)

          • shiram says:

            Hope you like ‘em!
            Banquise is quite fine, I just disagree with the claim they make the best poutine.

            If you don’t grok it, drokk it!

          • Stephen York says:

            My vote for best standard (fries, cheese, gravy) poutine is Rapido, corner of St-Denis and Mt-Royal. Open 24hrs.
            Mt-Royal Hot Dog ain’t half bad either.

            _______________________________
            Bench Gomer. It’ll (re)beuild character.

    • Hab-Q says:

      Is too!

      “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out”

      ~Rodney Dangerfield

  17. Chris says:

    Regarding coaching changes:

    I have a hard time believing that any of Michel Therrien, Bob Hartley, Guy Carbonneau or Marc Crawford are going to get an offer to coach the Canadiens. Hartley is coaching in Switzerland, Crawford hasn’t coached an NHL team into the playoffs in his last 5 attempts, while Carbo and Therrien are still too recently fired from the job in Montreal.

    Patrick Roy, and any other junior coach for that matter, makes absolutely no sense as it would be a terrible way to start their NHL career, trying to take over one of the biggest pressure cooker franchises in the NHL without the benefit of choosing their own personnel or having time to implement their own system.

    So who is left?

    Jacques Demers is basically out of hockey now.

    Kirk Muller is a popular choice, but it would not be a good fit for him. Assistant coaches with a team rarely make a happy transition to head coaching with the same team. The nature of their relationship with the players becomes too much of a problem.

    Assistant coaches around the NHL are out, because there is little to no chance that their teams would agree to the disruption mid-season.

    Ken Hitchcock doesn’t speak French. If the team were willing to overlook that issue, and it isn’t necessarily 100% written in stone that they would not do so, Hitchcock might make a lot of sense. He’s a disciplinarian and has a short shelf-life, but he’s also a defensive coach who could step into the spotlight somewhat seamlessly given the roster the Habs have. But I can’t see that one happening.

    Craig Ramsay would not be seen as a significant upgrade given his career record. Clement Jodoin has a long, storied history of coaching in junior, but he has no head coaching experience in the NHL.

    So basically, there is little to no chance that Martin gets fired in the short-term due to a dearth of suitable candidates to take over. If the team does continue to struggle, I would be surprised if they went with anybody but Cunneyworth. Pearn would be another natural candidate, but I can’t see him surviving the axe if Martin is fired.

    • ed lopaz says:

      what about Larry Robinson?

      • SeriousFan09 says:

        I believe he has at least once (possibly twice) resigned from coaching positions due to stress. I somehow think Montreal is not going to make things easier on him as a HC if stress becomes a medical problem for him.

        - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
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        • Chris says:

          Doh! Beat me to the punch…

        • LA Loyalist says:

          He could (and I think would) coach the D though, if the right HC were in place. The thought of Larry Robinson mentoring PK is sure tempting.

          My only three untouchables in terms of trading are Price and PK and Mighty Max Pax – and the kids that aren’t here yet, who do sound promising. I like Cammi a lot, but unfortunately he’s probably our most valuable guy to get someone good in a trade.

          Unfortunately, the shelf is pretty bare otherwise, which I guess is the problem in the first place.

          • ed lopaz says:

            add Max Pac to your list of untouchables please. I guarantee that you will not want to trade a kid with that size, speed, and talent.
            he will be a 30+ scorer in this league year in and year out

          • LA Loyalist says:

            I apologize. I was reading down below and realized I had forgot MaxPac. Absolutely untouchable. That gives us 3 ;-)

        • ed lopaz says:

          I know about robinson and his stress issues.

          People can work on and improve themselves mentally.

          Just because something stresses you 6 years ago – it was in 2005 – doesnt mean you can not rise to the challenge 6 years later.

          A healthy Robinson would be a perfect choice in my opinion.

      • Chris says:

        Given Robinson’s issues with stress, I would put the likelihood of him ever accepting a head coaching gig in Montreal at 0%. :)

      • Hab-Q says:

        with Lemaire as co-coach it could work at least on an interim basis.

        “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out”

        ~Rodney Dangerfield

    • diehardhab says:

      His name was Guy Boucher and we let him walk.

      The torch be yours to hold it high!

      @MTLJosh

    • Hobie Hansen says:

      The thing about Muller is hey may not take this team to the next level, a Stanley Cup, in his first year but he should be able to get the team back to where they were in previous years.

      That was the major thing I noticed in last night’s game a a couple others; is that there is nobody rallying the troops behind the bench.

      And since nobody is overly vocal and out spoken on the ice, we’re a soft an gentle bunch, Muller played a huge role behind the bench in firing the team up.

    • joshua94k says:

      What about Jacques Lemaire on an interim basis for this season only until they look for a replacement. He could turn this team around. Although he hated the Montreal media frenzy, perhaps a nice salary may make him overlook that.

      “It’s too much for one guy to shoulder. For us, we’re going to do it as a group. It’s about sharing that responsibility win or lose.” – Mike Cammalleri

    • J_P says:

      You put randy cunneyworth on an interim basis and start the search. I said in another post that the habs have a huge advantage of having lots of money. They can use that to our advantage by being able to throw money at the best candidates.

  18. diehardhab says:

    Was thinking about something this morning. Would it have been such a crazy idea to have made Boucher the asst coach starting last season, and grooming him to be the HC for this season? I understand its borderline crazy to in essence get rid of your coach after he makes the eastern conference finals but they had no problem dealing Halak who lets face it was the reason we were there.

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

    @MTLJosh

    • Chris says:

      It generally doesn’t work to promote an assistant coach to head coach for the same team. The job responsibilities are different.

      The head coach has to be somewhat aloof from the player and is basically the “bad guy”.

      The assistant coaches are the teachers and serve as the go-between for the players and the head coach.

      They did this with Guy Carbonneau, and it did work on the short term. On the other hand, Gainey was still clearly the boss around that team, as evidenced by the Kovalev relationship and forcing Price on Carbonneau over Carbo’s objections. It could be argued that Carbonneau’s position was undermined from the get-go.

      The most prominent example of a well-liked “player’s coach” who was elevated from assistant coach to head coach was Dave Lewis for Detroit, who had been a long-time assistant coach (over 10 years) when he was given the head coaching reins back in 2002. His tenure was not successful, and the scuttlebutt around the league is that most GM’s are extremely reluctant to promote an assistant coach to head coach on a permanent basis.

      • habbernack says:

        From what I understand Guy Boucher is not aloof with his players. JM is aloof with his players. Where did you come up with this theory. IMO the player would like to have kirk behind the bench.

        ability is what you’re capable of doing.
        attitude determines how you do it

  19. Ron in Ottawa says:

    i think there have been managerial decsions that haunt the habs for years: Savard- letting go of Roy. Gainey: signing Gomez; Gauthier letting Boucher go. And on it goes. The die hard fans think that anyone who criticizes the team is a traitor. But the real trators are the fans who keep going to the games, pretending …

    • habfanacrossthed says:

      BG signed Gomez. Where was I? Could of sworn it was a trade.

      GHOD – Go Habs Or Die

      • 123456 says:

        same thing – when you trade you sign over your guy and accept the others contract. but at the time most thought gomer was overpaid but still brought value – no goals in how many games now? ? ? ? ? ? ? (dating back to last season)

      • 24 Cups says:

        Gainey did something worse than sign Gomez. After Sather made the initial error, Gainey promptly went out and compounded it.

        Trading for Gomez is a lot worse than giving him the original overinflated deal.

        • ed lopaz says:

          Gainey also traded Ribeiro for janni Niniimaa, who Gainey personally knew from his time spent in Dallas!!

          and he traded

          a 1st AND a 2nd round pick to Calgary for Alex Tanguay.

          then Tanguay came in here and put up 41 points in 50 games, so

          Gainey decided to let him go to free agency and get nothing back in return!! (Tanguay had 69 points in 79 games last year)

          OOOOOPS!!

  20. diehardhab says:

    Is there an up and coming coach in Q that could step in?

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

    @MTLJosh

    • J_P says:

      Pascal Vincent is assistant in edmonton right now. He was a very good junior coach last year. Plus, we all know the habs are stubbornly going to hire a french candidate, so he fits that criteria.

  21. Neutral says:

    you can put JM down all you want and by the way he’s not one of my favorites. having said that you can’t coach what you don’t have.
    management and coaching has been our two biggest problems in the last 18 years. teams get rid of players usually for three reasons. personnal problems, at the end of their career, or a money issue. guess what our management does. we’ll take him and we have the proof. as long as we have management like that and not so good coaching. we will never have a good team. the type of team we have now. that’s what we’ll be watching for years to come. new management, new coaching, some new players up front and on the backend and this team will improve drastically… what we have right now 50/50 chance of making the playoffs and I maybe a little generous.

    • Hab-Q says:

      Patience is a virtue. We’ve cut some good personnel loose in recent years.
      The 2 coaches in last years’s final for example.
      Grabovski was a keeper.
      What do we have to show for him?

      “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out”

      ~Rodney Dangerfield

    • LA Loyalist says:

      You can at least have the team play with some energy, enthusiasm, spirit and pride, even if the skill is not there, for love of the game – and their pay checks.

      Hard work will beat talent often in hockey. Not always in the long run, but better than we are now.

      Our players looked dazed and confused and, as they say, holding their sticks too tight.

    • J_P says:

      Are you trying to tell me that the team pittsburgh iced last night is a more skilled squad then the team the habs iced last night? IMO, that’s ridiculous.

      Pittsburgh was prepared to play, the habs weren’t. Thats on the coach.

  22. LEAF KILLERS says:

    losing to Leafs might be a good thing. maybe Molson will clean house.

    • MontrealAtheist says:

      Amen to that … sure, it’ll suck to lose against the Leafs but if it’s for a greater good then by all means, let’s make it happen.

      Change cannot come soon enough to this team, so anything that accelerates this is welcome!

  23. coldness81 says:

    no one is going to get fired…

    it’s time for our high priced players to step up. This is a cap team that can’t seem to score. Fix the bloody power play and this team will start to win some games. by fixing the power play, they could start by removing darche from the first unit and use weber a lot more often with his shot.

    • naweed235 says:

      I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Our PP is gonna be the same until we get that BIG POINT SHOT! Our PP has been horrible every year until that point shot guy comes in… (See number before and after guys like (Sourray, Schneider, Streit, Bergeron and Wiznewski…)

      • habfanacrossthed says:

        not the big point shot! need the bodies in front to screen the goalie. Fleury had no problem seeing the puck. Carey has to look over two defenders and two people screening him!

        GHOD – Go Habs Or Die

  24. Kalcon says:

    If JM isn’t going to give their prize free agent aquisition (Cole) at least 20 minutes of icetime per game with their best centerman then how can he expect the result to be better?

    It’s just as well as we had to sign Bob Cole instead!!!

  25. caladin says:

    Lemaire is not gonna take the job in Montreal. Sad but true.

  26. habbernack says:

    I would like to see Serge Savard as consultant and Julienne Brisbose as GM. He did a good job with the Dogs filling out the roster. BG has too much swing with PG. His expired date has run out.

    ability is what you’re capable of doing.
    attitude determines how you do it

  27. HardHabits says:

    I just heard that Gainey is leaving the Habs next summer to manage Toyota’s new Prius Formula 1 race team. They hope to make up for lost time on the speedway with less need to make pit stops.

  28. Captain aHab says:

    Someone suggested dropping Engqvist and bringing up Dumont, whose compete level is quite a bit higher. I could get on board with that. Engqvist has shown nothing so far.

    • habfanacrossthed says:

      In all honesty I’d rather have the Habs drop Engqvist and just play three lines. Should of kept Gallagher up at this level. Terrible passing by the TEAM! Cammy, Gionta, and Patches drive the net to score. Cole needs linemates and shots at the net. PK keeps playing like this no way he gets more then 3 mill a year!

      GHOD – Go Habs Or Die

  29. diehardhab says:

    Lets say they fire JM in the coming days. In all seriousness who can they hire? They won’t hire an anglo so its not even worth arguing about.

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  30. Mattyleg says:

    Hey, we should have Peter Mansbridge as GM.
    I see him on TV all the time.
    Seriously, could he do a worse job than PG?
    I don’t think so.
    How about David Suzuki for Assistant?
    Would he be able to orchestrate better special teams than Perry Pearn?
    Of course he could.

    It’s just the nature of things.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  31. Ozmodiar says:

    On a lighter note, when i’m in Montreal next month i’m going to buy an authentic Kostitsyn jersey.

    I’m going to have them put a “C” on it. How’s that?!

    If you see it staggerin’ around the town, i’m prrrrretty sure it will be me you’re lookin’ at.

  32. shiram says:

    EricEngels Eric Engels
    That Markov has to spend another week in Fla before we even know whether or not he’ll be able to resume practice or skating sometime soon….

    If you don’t grok it, drokk it!

  33. ManApart says:

    McGuire as GM and Therrien as Coach with Robinson being brought in as an assistant. Those guys would be quite a trio. Geoff before the season is a wash, you must fire the goof brothers and the count. The damage they do everyday that they remain is too much

  34. habsolutely says:

    “Wanna feel even worse?”

    Not really Boone, but thanks for asking.

  35. loveplekanec says:

    SLYCHARD, I used to work with someone that had the pic of the the habs baby punching the leafs baby posted on his cubicle wall…where did you get that pic??

  36. 24 Cups says:

    Great JT lines:

    “The Habs’ PP is as lively as Gaddafi.”

    “Engqvist is to Guy Carbonneau what Marcel Hossa is to Marion Hossa.”

  37. DearyLeary says:

    With Markov’s future uncertain Gauthier wanted to ensure there was a Russian star to make sure Emelin was comfortable. Therefore he’s instructed the team to tank so they can draft Nail Yakupov.

    Pretty sure this is airtight reasoning, and nobody can refute this. Airtight.

  38. habsolutely says:

    I don’t know why people are getting so excited, the worlds supposed to end in 2012 anyway right?

  39. durocher says:

    Lines at practice: Cammalleri-Plekanec-Gionta, Pacioretty-Desharnais-Cole, Moen-Eller-Kostitsyn, Darche-Engqvist-Palushaj

    Yeah, that makes a lot of sense, split up MaxPower-DD-AK46, it’s not like they were playing well together.

  40. Bob Barker says:

    Although watching a season of the Habs losing like this would be depressing, if it results in getting a player like Yakupov, who is likely a future superstar, it’d definitely be better in the long run.

    • Ian Cobb says:

      Yea!Bob . I can’t wait to see Jacques handle another young prospect into his defensive system!

      • darcy1 says:

        JM won’t be around much longer if we’re heading for the first overall pick.

        ——————-
        The Bruins are the “Starley Cup Champians”?? I’m cool with that.

      • G-Man says:

        Your optimism is so underwhelming. All the young players have to suffer the indignity of (horrors!) learning to play the god damned game under the tutelage of an experienced coach with experienced assistants. How terrible that the youngster actually has to know what the eff to do without the puck (which the player does not have 99.5% of the time).

  41. durocher says:

    Arpon Basu: #Habs PP: Subban-Pleks on point, Darche-Cammy-Gionta up front. Diaz-Weber on 2nd unit, AK-DD-Pacioretty

    With due respect to Darche, why is he on the PP?? Why isn’t Cole on the PP??

  42. durocher says:

    Who is our PP coach?

  43. DEANDALLEY says:

    Geoff Molson should Hire Donald Trump to fire JM & PG

    “Jacques, Pierre …… you’re fired”

    “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”

  44. Rudy says:

    So when is the first “Players Only” meeting?

  45. Propwash says:

    So, I was sitting in Hatters last night with a co-worker, and he’s all bragging on how Fleury was going to get the shutout, and he’s gonna rack up points in his pool. I’m telling him, “man, you just killed any chance of Fleury getting that shutout, because you mentioned it.”
    There he is all like “dude, he’s gonna get….” BAM, Habs score.
    Shoulda seen the guy pull a fit, lol, all I could say was “toldja!”

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