Thrashers call up Maxwell

Former Canadien Ben Maxwell may be in the Atlanta Thrashers lineup tonight. Maxwell who was traded to Atlanta as part of the deal which brought defenceman Brent Sopel to Montreal, was called up by the Thrashers last night.

Maxwell spent the entire season in Hamilton. He previously played 20 games over two seasons with the Canadiens but failed to collect a point.  


  1. drivefor25 says:

    You mean a city like Toronto?

    Fan since ’71

  2. Bill J says:

    McDonagh was a good pick, what sucked was that he had to be traded (something anyone who complains about making a trade & mortgaging the future should take note of).

  3. krob1000 says:

    Question re waivers,etc

    Can we now call up Boyd without him having to be exposed to reentry waivers now that the trade deadline has passed? if not now what about when rosters get expanded?

    I think both Boyd and Dawes could generate some offense while still doing a decnt enoguh jof occasionally on the fourth line…so just curious.

    Can UFA’s still be signed?

  4. jennifer1984 says:

    can anyone clarify


    JM said Spacek is out 4-6 weeks.

    Is that from when he was out or another 4-6? it’s just been awhile so im not sure!!

  5. shiram says:

    I guess it’s possible he gets called up, but I doubt it.

    And since was recalled so quickly after being “sent down” I dont really see the need for an announcement.

  6. Bill J says:

    Glad to have you back on the good side of the Tony opinions 🙂 lol

  7. observer says:

    Same should happen! This team too should be moved to Canada to a city that really deserves a NHL team.

  8. habsdoc says:

    To all you who are giving him such a hard time, I say ‘leave Pat Boone alone’!!

  9. munch17 says:

    Kings paid a lot to get a big body – Penner.

    Here’s a thought – Penner – 5 years – 386 games 122 goals – .31 goals per game.

                               AK 46 – 4 years – 273 games -79 goals .29 goals per game.

    Penner is big and plays big when he wants to.

    AK plays big when he wants to.

    Not sure moving AK and paying a big price for JP would have been a good idea.

  10. Chuck says:

    Well, I guess we know who’s going to score a goal tonight.  🙂

  11. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    I can’t help but think the Flames gaff was intentional. Look how many hits its generating!

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  12. newbrunswick troy says:

    mr hickey….shame, shame…just how old are you….”atlanta flames”

  13. Storm Man says:

    Vail-Maxwell-Plett…. That could be a hard line to stop tonight.

  14. sidhu says:

    Ahh.. a chance for Maxwell to stick it to his former club.  I wonder how much he’ll put on the board.

  15. Hammer says:

    Maxwell,could be the new Willie Plett!!

  16. JFriedman says:


    Hickey has just dated himself…

  17. krob1000 says:

    Well…I see this as an opportunity…if the Flames can call up BenMaxwell then we should be able to call up Cody Hodgson right?

  18. Mattyleg says:

    And I imagine Pat Quinn will provide the muscle on Maxwell’s line?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  19. RockinRey says:

    They needed a big body or more scoring not defense. They made the moves they had to . Lets not get carried away. They got Mara – use him!!!

    They better go out and draft a big centerman or go get some size in the offseason. See if they can swap for Weiss or someone who still has upside. Hab fans deserve some Marque guys and someone who has size with some hands.

    The cupboard was well stocked a few years ago and now its bare. They have to try and get something before July 1 for impending FA- perhaps the opportunity for a team to negotiate exclusively.

    I want to see some bold moves from the GM  in the future!!! This is the mecca of hockey.They have to start being creative and being smarter with draft picks!!

  20. shiram says:

    I read that he was assigned to Hamilton, and recalled 2-3 hours later. Most likely a trade that fell through.

  21. samTHEman says:

    Is White in Hamilton or up with the big club??

  22. samTHEman says:

    I read the same on renaud lavoie’s twitter page but there was no official announcement from the team. I wanna see Dawes play

  23. cbass says:

    Atlanta Flames, classic!

  24. HardHabits says:

    Wow. I thought you hit the peak of the douche-o-meter already but every so often you push the boundaries and sink to new lows of retardness.

  25. HABSsince92 says:

    This was meant for a reply to munch17. Nice post…..def. makes the non trade look better. I agree with not trading for Penner still would have been nice to get rid of AK46 though because I do not want to see him back next season.



    The Scott Gomez line………..where wingers go to die.

  26. HabsoluteFan says:

    Ok time to get back to playing hockey. I understand people freaking out because we didnt move on deadline day but time to move on. Looking at last year’s team who went deep in the playoffs, I don’t see why we couldnt do the same this year.

    Here’s the 6 D’s from last year’s run :




    OByrne (Markov was injured)

    This year we have :

    Subban(with one year under his belt)-Sopel (Cup Winner)

    Gill (Cup Winner)-Wizniewski(MAB 2.0)


    Picard (Spacek\Markov\Gorges injured)

    On forward we had :





    This year we have :





    In nets we have Price compared to last year’s Halak.

    What makes this year’s team so weak to the eyes of most of the fans ?

  27. likehoy says:

    how much more creative can you get with draft picks than drafting price 5th overall, then subban as a 2nd rounder? 

    ya we missed out on the big forward so far, but we’ve had some pretty creative picks down the line. (aside from mcdonagh/fischer)

    – Gomez is holding down the “overpaid” button

  28. HardHabits says:

    Any news on the Guardian Project? Who cares!!!

  29. GrimJim says:

    I heard something interesting last night from Jay Feaster on the radio here in Calgary. Trade deadline day is the only day of the season where teams are allowed to do “paper” recall transactions, where a player gets sent down to the farm on paper but doesn’t have to actually travel to the farm team. The reason why Feaster mentioned this is that the Flames did a paper transaction for Mikael Backlund, so that if they get eliminated from the NHl playoffs before their farm team is eliminated from the AHL playoffs, they could send Backlund down to play and get more development/experience. Maybe the Habs did the same thing for Ryan White, sending him down and bringing him back on paper so he could qualify for the AHL playoffs if need be.

  30. HardHabits says:

    I don’t agree with MA and observer. They agree with me. There in lies the difference.

    I still hold out hope that AK gets traded over the summer and not resigned. I still hold out hope that the Habs will start moving UFA’s before the end of their contracts for assets such as prospects and picks.

    If in 13/14 the Habs are not a true contender then it is my hope that Cammy, Gionta and Gomez (if he isn’t already gone by then) get moved to other teams for said picks and prospects.

    The only thing that pisses me off worse than the A. Kostitsyn draft pick is the Habs allowing 11 UFAs go for nothing in return.

    The CH is not a magical super-hero “S” that once on a player’s chest turns them into a super-hockey player.

    The illusion that the Habs are the greatest is just that. The era ended in 1980 with the loss of Bowman. Corey furthered the damage. Thankfully we had Serge Savard for a while.

    The Habs have mismanaged assets for too long now and have lost big time on their investments. Until I see a turn around in this regard I will continue to post comments that many of the so called “trolls” will enjoy reading and agree with.

  31. Psycho29 says:

    Has Boom Boom said if it will be Dan Bouchard or Phil Myre in nets tonight?

  32. Psycho29 says:

    It’s 4-6 weeks from now. They figure he will be back in time for the playoffs…

  33. The Cat says:

    Last years team beat Washington because of miraculous goaltending. Itll happen but its not something you can bank on year to year. Montreal were deserving winners against Pittsburgh but not so against Washington in the first round. Plus I think the 3rd line of Laps and Moore was huge for the habs. I dont know if this edition of the 3rd line will be as good.

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  34. Les-Habitants says:

    Atlanta Flames was a little while ago…

    But anyway, best of luck to Max

  35. NightRyder says:

    Eric Vail used to give Dryden nightmares. Him and Reggie Leach.

  36. NightRyder says:

    We were a mediocre team last year that caught lightning in a bottle.

    We’re a mediocre team again hoping for the same thing. Never say never, but it’s not a glorious recipe for success.

  37. habs001 says:

    if we play boston or flyers the third and fourth lines will be the key…the bruins will have 12 forwards with 10 or more goals

  38. munch17 says:

    Ya – especially for two first round picks.

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    —————— Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

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    PS Savard ?  Thankfully ?

    By the the Corey came along, Savard’s damage was already done.  Yeah one can say “Savard got this & that player”  No one recognizes what Savard gave up to get them.

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