Update: Sir Paul latest to get Habs’ No. 1

Five minutes and 35 seconds into this clip, another fan is revealed. With thanks to Inside/Out reader Simon Fraser, who sent along the link to this shot from high up in the Bell Centre at the end of Sir Paul McCartney’s Montreal concert this past week.

UPDATE: Former Canadiens defenceman Patrice Brisebois was classified 28th on a starting grid of 28 today in a NASCAR Canadian Tire Series stock-car race in Trois-Rivières. Breezer didn’t complete a lap, according to unofficial results, listed as having engine problems. Unsure whether he’ll will run on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Aug. 27, on the undercard of the NASCAR Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200.



  1. nunacanadien says:

    I disagree on the defensemen, we need to replace some of the defense we have, for size and strength.  Gill showed size and strength is what saves you.  Bob Gainey’s defense of having all your defense basically block shots injures them after a while.  If you can’t block shots with small defense, then the logical thing to do is heck, sign real defensemen, big defense.  I don’t know of any Stanley Cup team that didn’t win because of their solid and big defense.  That and the forwards coming back to help out makes up for size, but look at the small forwards we have, watching the Habs trying to climb up Mount Chris Pronger was pathetic, especially with small tykes like Gomez making it look worse.

  2. nunacanadien says:

    Welcome to the Carey Price Daycare, or otherwise now known as the Habs organization.  Who would have thought signing one young hot goalie would cost so much trouble? 

  3. nunacanadien says:

    The red white and blue mirrors the red white and blue of the Union Jack, so for Sir Paul, its a natural.  Plus the Habs are a classy organization, always have been, probably always will be.  hey didn’t Paul McCartney come to Canada around the time the Habs were winning all their cups?  Of course that is ages ago now.  And with Gauthier steering the ship with Carey Price, we are guaranteed not to win a cup as long as this duo has our future in their hands, for us habs fans who remember what winning really really means, and when the “we are the champions” was the anthem for the Habs.

  4. madcap_habsfan says:

    some habs fan you are

    -“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk

  5. madcap_habsfan says:

    it’s great he mingled with kids and such….not such a fan of his rodeoing( can that be said? ) poor calves

    -“People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” Chuck Palahniuk

  6. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Nobody is talking about Halak!!! You just keep bringing up Price every (franking) day!


  7. Bill J says:

    No brainer indeed…. Thus why YOU think it’s a good idea.

    No brain at all about the game of Hockey.

    IE Bieksa is a UFA next summer.

  8. punkster says:

    Miles Davis – Someday My Prince Will Come (the soloists are just about as passionate as any you’ll ever hear in any idiom)

    Keith Jarrettt Trio – My Foolish Heart (Live at Montreux)

    Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – Live Alive


  9. K-hab25 says:

    Faith is for sheeps, like religious people. I’m an atheist, I have no faith!!

  10. K-hab25 says:

    “Man I’m tired of hearing about Price” Believe it or not, that’s how most of us feel about Halak. People that give our “TEAM” no chance, because they don’t have the messiah any more. Get over it!! Those are last seasons stats!! They have nothing to do with 2007/08. Which, by the way we we’re in 6th place when we traded Huet, then Price went 12-3 and we finished first. I didn’t include Halak, because he’s not under 25 right now, which was my point. Sorry for talking about the Habs goaltender and not the Blues. I see it seriously offended you.

  11. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Enough with the stats (which we have to see every week) and Price talk. Price would NOT have those numbers without the 07-08 team in front of him…remember THAT team…#1 PP, #1 PK, 2nd in GF over ALL NHL teams!!!

    Man I am so tired of hearing about Price!!!

    Why did you leave Halak out of this…he only turned 25 in May (so his season was played while being under 25)…he should be included.

    I will do him the respect and post his numbers here 2.62/.919

  12. G-Man says:

    Getting the excuses ready already? That’s faith.

  13. Habsforlife 1959 says:

    Happy 23rd Birthday Carey Price. Have a Great Day!!! Another year older and looking to step up when a contract is signed. Carey Price will be ready and maybe put an end to all the negative post that certain individuals comment on HI/O. Carey Price make them eat their words and put it to bed once and for all.


    Go Habs Go!!!!

  14. W35T5ID3 says:

        A very tough question,but a good one.As much as i love cammy and his on ice performance i’d have to say Kovalchuk.Off ice and if ya need a good quote and if ya want the passion character and leadership,cammy’s your man.But Kovalchuk’s of this world come few and far between.Pure goal scoring talent.Kovalchuk is a top 10 player in the league.Cammy is a top 20,in my opinion.

  15. Mr-T says:

    Good content presentation and nice summation.                                                                                            


    Support Carey Price           “Hypocrisy is not a virtue”                                                                                           

  16. Adam says:

    I hate having to narrow it down to three, but here goes.

    Pearl Jam – Vitology

    Rise Against – Appeal to Reason (maybe not a favourite of all time, but I’m listening to it a ton lately)

    I Mother Earth – Scenery & Fish

  17. JD_ says:

    Burkie was damned if he did and damned if he didn’t.

    The status quo was the safer option cause without a move there’s no move to criticize. I have no doubt there’d have been more egg if he had pulled the trigger today. Burkeoff foolishly promoted Kaberle as one of the top D-men in the league and nobody bit. The only ones who bought into this nonsense were Loaf fans. And they expected the world in return. Wasn’t goin’ to happen, so Burkie had to sit on his hands.

    The buffoon was hoisted by his own petard. Burke’s no fool; he just behaves foolishly.

  18. K-hab25 says:

    No, in his hockey career, it’s the “crazies” that don’t like him.

  19. K-hab25 says:

    For the group that feels Price turning 23 means, “he’s not young anymore.” Well 3 years into his NHL career he still is the 4th youngest goaltender and only 2 weeks from being the 3rd youngest. There are 6 NHL goaltenders with more than 20 career starts under 25. In order of youngest to oldest, they’re Steve Mason 22 – 3.05 /.901, Semyon Varlamov 22 – 2.55 /.909, Ondreij Pavelec 23 – 3.29/.906, CAREY PRICE 23 – 2.77/.912, Tukka Rask 23 – 1.97/.931 and Johnathan Quick 24 – 2.54/.907. Notice with the exception of Rask, who plays on the best defensive team in the NHL, how the other 22/23/24 year old goalies have about the same or worse #’s as Price. Before you say, but Price is our #1, so are all of these guys, except Pavelec, who is in a split system, so he’s still a 1a/1b. Not that any of this matters to the haters, well, because a haters gonna hate. It’s there nature, but I thought it was still interesting to see how Price stacked up to other goaltenders his age. You know “young” ones!!

  20. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    HELL NO.

  21. Aerobiz says:

    Burke’s got egg on his face for this one.


    And considering the size of his head, that’s a lot of breakfast!!


    “The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”- Randy Pausch

  22. K-hab25 says:

    “23 is no longer considered young” WHAT???? Tukka Rask and Ondreij Pavelec, rookies last year, are 23. Jimmy Howard, Jonas Gustavsson and Antti Niemi, rookies last year, are 26. Suppossed “young goalies” that won the #1 spots from veterans last year, like Jonas Hiller and Pekka Rinne, are 28. There’s only 2 goaltenders younger than 23 in the NHL, Steve Mason and Semyon Varlamov, they’re 22. Only 6 under 25, Quick is 24, he was a rookie at 23. So the 5 youngest goaltenders in the NHL, in order are Mason, Varlamov, Pavelec, Price and Rask. Do some research next time, because your douchebag attempt to hate on Price is an epic failure!!!

  23. SeriousFan09 says:

    Shocking news: Kaberle did not bring in Marc Savard, Bobby Ryan or James Neal.

    Look forward to the fun of Burke trying to get Kaberle to waive his NTC in March.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  24. K-hab25 says:

    What are we the laffs? I mean a 1st and a 2nd round pick, basically, for a solid defenseman!! I mean the laffs got a 21 year old 30 goal man for two 1st and a 2nd. Are we really dumber than the laffs? I sure as heck hope not!! That deal is awful!!

  25. RJB says:

    Mull of Kintyre

    Martha My dear

    I’m Down

    Oh! Darling

    Got to get you into my life

  26. showey47 says:

    No thanks,not a fan of giving up good prospects or picks for a player we could lose in one year. We have done that way too much for my liking over the past 3 years.

  27. habs4eternity says:

    23 years old is no longer considered young, so pro  Price fans, can’t use age as an excuse any longer.

    we all know Price can’t measure up, anmd as a result, this habs team is in deep deep trouble.

    10th place would look good considering habs are most likely pegged for 13th place.

  28. The Cat says:

    It depends of the vision. Like are the habs thinking big hopes or rebuilding? I would stick with rebuilding personally and theres the cap space thing too. But then again, Bieksa is a good player, probably better than Tinordi’ll ever be.


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

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