Tickets! Who needs tickets?

• A bargain at $1,500 a pair for Game 4

• Uh-oh! Jordan Staal is ready: Dave Stubbs

• Crosby is a big whiner: Pat Hickey

• Roy MacGregor on Hal Gill

• Réjean Tremblay on how the refs treat Crosby

• Habs fans in TO


  1. Mr.Habby says:

    Hey Chuck is the pub called 6th Line pub?  I wouldn’t mind coming down with a few of my friends who support the bleu blanc rouge.


  2. Rob says:

    can we stop the “na na hey hey goodbye song” too.  and the “go habs go” chant.  and ESPECIALLY that “Canadiens sont la crap”……it’s all so played out. 

    Fact: the Ole Ole Ole song has distinguished our team from EVERY other team in the NHL.  Unlike other arenas where you hear the EXACT same things chanted over and over, Habs fans now have a song that is easy to sing, over and over, and creates an atmosphere which you don’t get at other North American arenas.  Forget the fact that the song is more identified with football rather than hockey.  Who CARES that it wasn’t created as a “hockey” song.  I mean if we’re worried about appropriateness, footy fans stole it from bull fighting so they shoudln’t sing it either. (oh, and supporters of MANY clubs, and MANY countries still do sing it – including the Republic of Ireland…whose fortunes I’d rather not discuss at the moment).  The point is it allows Habs fans to actually do somethign proactive and create an ambience that is sorely missing on this continent.  If anything we should be encouraging Hab fans to sing MORE songs MORE often. 

    Sorry, i just really don’t understand the frustration people have with fans trying to make a sporting event come to life.

  3. FB says:

    Love it.  That would be great.

  4. 100HABS says:

    Can we sing the ole song all the time? Maybe that’ll give our guys more of a boost…

    I like it. Age is irrelevant. In fact, I would really truly like to bring back the organ (as in piano-type) instead of too-loud music based mostly on commercial crap.

  5. J Haul says:

    It’s just for fun and to show the guys support man. Give it a try the next time you’re at the rink. It’s no reason to get bent out of shape, that’s for sure.

  6. RetroMikey says:

    Can we stop with the Ole, Ole, Ole song?  This song is so old back from the Retro Days when Brazil won the World Cup in 1994.

    The chant drives me nuts, it would be nice to market a new song.



    “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  7. Thomas Le Fan says:

    Crosby is indeed the new Whiner-In-Chief of the NHL. He and Weiner-In-Chief Buttman, deserve each other.  22,000 people should make whining noises everytime he touches the ice. Whaaaah! Call me a whambulance!

    Go Habs!

  8. Storm Man says:

    Alyssa is a Habs fan? she must be dating Price. If not she can sit with me at the game tonight :) great pic she is yummy:)

  9. Ian Cobb says:

    You will have no trouble finding a parking spot Lee, especially if that is a picture of yourself.!

    Lots of parking 5 minutes from the Bell if you get there early. Enjoy the game and post how you see the game tonight.

  10. Ian Cobb says:

    Hickey got it right!

    Gary Betman now has to take care of his new poster boy, Crosby after dumping Gretzky and his investment money in the Coyotes in the garbage.

    Betman milked the great one for years. Now he is sucking up to Crosby, and he will be treated very much different that the rest.  NHL officials that want to stay in favour with the brass just fall in line!

    Gosh I wish Gill had a mean streak! I would love to see the spoiled Crosby get a real whooping. He is a super star for sure, but not much of a man yet.

  11. VladIsMyDad says:

    Or you could take public transportation.

  12. leebones says:

    Perfect. Thanks for that! GO HABS GO!

  13. HabFanSince72 says:

    Park on top of the hill – on Doctor Penfield. There is free parking after 6pm and it is a 10 min walk to the Bell Ctr. You won’t have to drive through the throngs of yahoos afterwards either.


  14. leebones says:

    Hi all. I am a long time reader, first time poster. I got lucky and managed to get my hands on some tickets for tonights game and had a question for those HIO members who live in Montreal:  Where should I park tonight, if I want to be able to get away relatively easily?



  15. Matthew says:

    I’m too busy to do this myself but anyone in the Montreal area looking to make some money tonight should purchase as many pacifiers and they can, label them with #87 and sell them outside of the Bell Center before tonight’s game… If a pair of tickets is going for $1500 there is definitely money to made

  16. Chuck says:

    Speaking of Hab-friendly bars in the Toronto area, I think that I might drop by the 6th-Line Pub in Oakville for tonight’s game. The owner is a Hab fan, and the CH is proudly displayed throughout the place.



    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  17. ed lopaz says:

    Habs hockey = Smart hockey we work as a team, and we win as a team. we play 5 man defence – not just 2. we play with energy, we play with Subban in Markov’s place (for now) – Pk could have been with us since the Olympics, but nevermind that

    want to know how important tonight’s win would be for the Habs???

    the win GUARANTEES a game 6 back at the Bell Center.

    the Habs have lost 3 of 4 at home so far – only win was game 6 vs caps.

    they are due to get hot at home.


  18. Chuck says:

    Never mind the refs… even the skate blades treat the Pens better. Our guy gets sliced on the foot, and he’s out for half of the season. Their guy misses one game. It’s a conspiracy, I tell ya!


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  19. Jbird says:

    If the Habs manage to win the Cup again this year, says Murie, “I’ll burn all my Leafs stuff.”   —— Got to like that some outside fans are even thinking this can happen and when it does that some will burn all their “leafs stuff”

    These reports about the players not liking SK’s effort must be true.  No?   Kid floats, get more than a bag of pucks for him and i’m good.  

    Holy crap do the habs have to win tonight.  Hit the mesh and not the posts tonight Habs!

  20. havok says:

    Lou let Buff get to him, his focus was off, Buff even said that once he saw Lou go to the ref, he knew he had him. Bad rebounds etc…Sadly you HAVE to trust the refs and JUST concentrate on the game, and Lou mentally is easy to tick off at times…

  21. HabFanSince72 says:

    Did anyone watch the Canucks game? The Hawks ran into Luongo all night long and no penalty was ever call. The last goal was particularly egregious.


  22. terrygain says:

    Byfuglien clearly pushed Luongo into the net.

  23. Kooch7800 says:

    I was so angry watching that game. The ref’s were just absolutely brutal.  Someone needs to beat the snot oubt of bfuflin (sp?). Apparently, you can just push the goalie wherever you want.

  24. SLONCOLD says:

    big buff just pushed him into his net lol should have been called back imo

  25. HabFanSince72 says:

    Doesn’t sound like Price did anything wrong there. Nothing more than a gentle “what’s up?”



  26. terrygain says:

    Embarrassing a teammate in order to play to the media isn’t wrong? Coach Price should zip it and concentrate on doing his own job. 

  27. HabFanSince72 says:

    But he didn’t do that.


  28. Malreg says:

    To the media?  So talking to a fellow player in a hallway, while on your way to the dressing room, is embarassing a teammate to the media?

    Somebody overheard, or blabbed to the media about it.  Find another excuse to hate Price.

  29. subdoxastic says:

    I was going to reply this clown, but yours was so deftly done.

    Nicely played

  30. fbkj says:

    sometimes less is moar =)

  31. Mothstoflame says:   Interesting story on price Pwning skost   and just saying how bad of seasons there having.  and how stuck up sk is.   we all knew this though

  32. terrygain says:

    You know $hit. This is a good indication of why Price failed to retain the job handed to him by Gainey.  Whatever problems he has with SK should have stayed in the room. Mr. Softie is too  immature and selfish to understand that. I look forward to him taking his dopey act elsewhere. 

  33. Bob Barker says:

    TSN needs better fact checkers. 

    “Both players missed playing for Belarus at the Olympics with injuries.” I guess it was a different Sergei Kostitsyn who led Belarus in scoring with 5 pts. 

  34. Garry Valk says:

    Nice to see Kilgour’s get some press. That is a great place to watch a game if you live in Toronto. Fantastic atmosphere. 

  35. CHsam says:

    DAMN RIGHT ! Only place to watch it in TO.

  36. HabFanSince72 says:

    All night long they ran Luongo.

    It was the game plan.

    The problem for the Canucks though is that they seem to be choking again. Up 2-0 in game 2 they figured Lou would save everything and they just stopped playing. Then last night Luongo had a nightmare.


  37. ed lopaz says:

    Habs hockey = Smart hockey we work as a team, and we win as a team. we play 5 man defence – not just 2. we play with energy, we play with Subban in Markov’s place (for now) – Pk could have been with us since the Olympics, but nevermind that.

    The first 3 goals were terrible rebounds that Luongo should have ben able to control. If Halak or Price would ever have a night like Luongo had, they would be run out of town.

    We take for granted how well Halak has played – totally for granted.

    If not for that type of goaltending, we would not have won a single game in the playoffs – 4 and out.

  38. HabFanSince72 says:

    But if we only had good goaltending we also wouldn’t have won a series.

  39. ed lopaz says:

    sorry? not sure what you mean by that last comment?

  40. HabFanSince72 says:

    The rest of the team contributed.

  41. ed lopaz says:

    Habs hockey = Smart hockey we work as a team, and we win as a team. we play 5 man defence – not just 2. we play with energy, we play with Subban in Markov’s place (for now) – Pk could have been with us since the Olympics, but nevermind that.

    absolutely true.

  42. Fansincebirth says:

    That theory was proven in Game 2 of the Habs – Caps series but strangely, Laps wasn’t allowed to do it…

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  43. Storm Man says:

    LOL no one can whip Byfuglien he is the Nucks Daddy, I loved the way he LOL at the fans when he scored his second goal.

  44. salshabs says:

    I’m a Habs fan in Hamilton, and, even though TO treats Hamilton like it’s scum, leaf Fans are all over the place here.  I don’t get it, I tell Leaf Fans all the time that they are among the dumbest fans in all of sports, but even more so if you live in Hamilton and cheer for the Leafs.

    MLSE are such a bunch of control freaks, they won’t even let the Leafs play a pre-season game in Hamilton, and,which is a further demonstration of their power in southern Ontario, they won’t permit an NHL pre-season game to be played in Hamilton period…

    Leaf Fans here never stop to think of how they are laughed at a abused by MLSE. If they took the time to think about it, they are so ingrained in the stupidity of their devotion to the loser Leafs, they still probably would cheer for the Leafs.


    The  biggest crowds of the year for Dogs games, are when the Marlies are in town.  Leafs fans are just so DUMB!!

  45. Chuck says:

    As a Hab fan working in Hamilton, I’d have to agree. MLSE thumbs their noses at the Greater Hamilton Area, won’t throw them a bone, so to speak, but gladly laughs all the way to the bank as folks around here drop their hard-earned coin on anything with a blue leaf stitched onto it.


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  46. Ian Cobb says:

    Any word on Spacek? We need help on the back end.

    I would like to see Martin use more of his bench, starting in the first period, so our better players have something left when needed in the third or overtime.!

    This is it, the game that will let us know if we have a shot at going 7 with the Pens!

  47. ed lopaz says:

    Habs hockey = Smart hockey we work as a team, and we win as a team. we play 5 man defence – not just 2. we play with energy, we play with Subban in Markov’s place (for now) – Pk could have been with us since the Olympics, but nevermind that.

    Spacek has skated with the subs, and there is no “publicly declared” time frame for his return.

  48. Jbird says:

    Vertigo. Right?  You can’t play without balance.  My bet is there is zero chance he is playing tonight – But what do I know?  Well I do know that if you really have vertigo you can’t play hockey very well.  

    If the habs are up and not getting killed in their own end for more than 30 minutes then JM will play his whole bench – If not it will be shortened like it was in game 5, 6, 7 in the last series.  

    We sure do need something!  I say two early goals!  We need that.

  49. havok says:

    Praise to Hickey for that article!

  50. pmaraw says:

    hail to the hickey!!!

  51. MontrealAtheist says:

    I guess Lou must have been very tired that day after letting in that many goals!

  52. Ian Cobb says:

    Not sure of the meaning Vertigo?

  53. Chuck says:

    Vertigo is a type of dizziness. Think of the feeling that you’d get from leaning back and looking up at a tall object, or from looking down from a high place if you have a fear of heights.


    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  54. ed lopaz says:

    Vertigo (from the Latin vertō “a whirling or spinning movement”)[1]) is a type of dizziness, where there is a feeling of motion when one is stationary.[2] The symptoms are due to a dysfunction of the vestibular system in the inner ear.[2] It is often associated with nausea and vomiting as well as difficulties standing or walking.

  55. secretdragonfly says:

    Definition of vertigo –

    Vertigo is the feeling that you or your environment is moving or spinning. It differs from dizziness in that vertigo describes an illusion of movement. When you feel as if you yourself are moving, it’s called subjective vertigo, and the perception that your surroundings are moving is called objective vertigo.


  56. mrhabby says:

    to many beers.

  57. HabFab says:

    Short version Ian, extremely dizzy.

  58. J Haul says:

    and I believe it actually had a hand in forcing Jeff Hackett’s retirement.

  59. Ian Cobb says:

    Thanks All!!below

    I got it now!

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