Video: Canadiens win a weird one

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Someone asked Randy Cunneyworth if his Montreal Canadiens’ 5-4 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild was the weirdest game of the season.
“That’s an understatement,” the coach replied.
“I’m glad for the W,” Cunneyworth added. “It wasn’t textbook, as anyone could see.”

71 Comments

  1. boing007 says:

    DD’s Got Game.

    Richard R

  2. slychard says:

    Just got home and showered from a busy night at work so obviously I missed the game. I checked in twice on my Iphone (earlier in the season I would have checked every minute or had the game on the JUSTINTV App but, the season being what it is I only checked in twice, these sorry @s players should be grateful for that much coming from me this sorry @s season) on the NHL network. (By the way the TSN app is sooooo lame, no period by period shot total breakdowns to name a few of my peeves about this site) But as Costanza once said, I digress…

    1st check; end of second period, 3-1 Habs.
    OK, I like to see them win. But deep inside I’m thinking…Tank ya mother’s, TANK!

    2nd check; 4-4, seconds to go in the 3rd. ‘Oh no’, I’m thinking, (actually that thought came after my initial reaction which was a burst of laughter that had customers and subordinates looking at me with curious eyes {they might have been fearful eyes, come to think of it} and my thoughts became as scrambled as the laughter that emanated from my confused state of being, it was an awkward sight to say the least)
    So, ‘oh no’ as I was saying…they’ll get a point at least. Why. WHY! WHY am I so angry about that? Why am I so CONFUSED? WHY should I be ANGRY and DESPERATE to see my favorite team LOSE?! Where is this pathetic inspiration to lose (or loose as some posters here would spell it, take your pick) Why should I want LOOSING for the one and only team I’ve ever had an affinity for! WHY?!!!!! WHY?!!!!!!

    Then it came to me. It’s HIO! YES! I’ve been brain-washed. HIO is Jonestown! I’m chugging cool-aid every time I browse this site and read the posts. Oh no, paranoia’s setting in. Who’s Jim Jones? Is it HARDHABIT? No, it can’t be, he might be bitter but his heart is in the right place.
    Is it BILL? Jeez his avatar of a sinuously smirking Mueller creeps me out. But no. It’s not him. It can’t be. He’s wearing a cravate!

    Is it JOHNBELLYFULL? ahhh. He could be, he can’t be… He should be. But I can’t beleive it. NO. NO I SAY TO THE EVIL VOICES! (in JOHNBELLYFULL’S head not mine)

    Truth is it can be a number of the posters drilling negative thoughts in everyone of us at this site. Heck we can all be getting contact highs from THE DUDE just from reading him. Point is…

    What is my point?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Kiss my hAbSS!!!

  3. H.Upmann says:

    Few months ago, met Mr. Theo Fleury. Shook his hand, and was shocked by how built he was and how strong he was. I don’t doubt that DD is ripped.

  4. matt jordan says:

    DD is on pace for what I would expect of Scott Gomez.

    But I still want to give DD some time, it takes small players like him a couple more years to fully develop into big point producers, like Danny Briere or St. Louis.

    It also took DD several years at every level he’s played at to become a big time point guy. In the Q it took him until his 2nd season to be a point producer. In his first year as a pro, he lit up the ECHL but couldn’t crack the AHL. In his 2nd pro season he had 24 goals and 58 points, and in his third pro season he dominated the AHL. This is DD’s 2nd NHL season and he’s putting up respectable numbers. You can only hope his numbers continue to rise and he hasn’t hit the ceiling yet.

  5. Rainrocket16 says:

    DD looks like he has been Beefing up!!

  6. H.Upmann says:

    Wait til Beaulieu and Tinordi to come up…. Ooooooog yeah. Bring on the Bruins.

  7. Newf_Habster says:

    Videoclip of Dustin Setoguchi’s epic failed shootout against Price below

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PiNpdtOJNw

  8. The Dude says:

    How bout this : DD for Captain,Cole for Player & Head Coach,Robinson for on bench coach,Timmons for G.M. AND DO IT NOW!

  9. Curtis O Habs says:

    I kept expecting Morgana ‘The Kissing Bandit’ to run out on the ice and plant a sloppy one on Ryan White, or maybe a streaker getting tackled by security at center ice.

    • Mr. Biter says:

      Love White’s smirk. Come on lets go. The Staubitz effect is setting in. Though only 2 min in penalties, 8:33 Min played (where are all the posters he only will play 2 minutes a game) +/- o. Toughest game the habs have played all year. No one backed down from anyone. Great effort. Just bad last 4 minutes. BTW where were all the Price haters after the SO, even though the last Wild shooter was looking for any hole to crawl into.

      Mr. Biter
      No Guts No Glory

  10. HardHabits says:

    There and Tank Again: The Habbit – by Bilbob Baggains

  11. MrNax says:

    I don’t understand why so many people can’t figure out how to punctuate their messages. It is difficult to get your point accross when the reader is forced to decipher your text. Writing without punctuation is like a rocking chair; it will give you something to do but it won’t get you anywhere.

  12. habs17 says:

    ok………… 1 win and everything is alright, hahahahaha and were going to be good again hahahahahahah.

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    President of the Scott Gomez Fan Club

    (I support Scott Gomez)

  13. otter649 says:

    Wild night for strange plays – Never seen a 5 on 1 in The NHL as in Jets/Fla game…….

  14. naweed235 says:

    What a F’d up game to say the least… I don’t want to sound like the guy who changes his mind from game to game but I for one think this team with some twitches here and there (Mostly on D) can be a good team… In my mind, this season was just filled with bad luck, freak accidents, bad decisions from management and in some case players… It is the type of season that players just want to be over as soon as possible so they can have a summer off and come back stronger from the next season…
    As long as KAberle, Campoli, Diaz and Webber wont be all part of our D next season I am pretty optimistic.

    P.S. I just got off the phone with my lawyer and am more than willing to send you a court notice if I catch u using “The Emilinator” ™ without putting Naweed as a reference below your post :)

  15. Bill says:

    Don Cherry on Strombo Show … far more likeable and normal than you would think.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  16. Chuck says:

    Poor Randy. But under the circumstances, I’d be a little bitter, too.

    http://qkme.me/36emgu

  17. HabsFan82 says:

    Have to give them credit I suppose for a 1-line team. they almost blew it but hung on for the shootout win. like I said earlier today. we have 4-good forwards. if we can come up with a 2nd and 3rd line over the summer as well as training camp. we’ll have a good team here. another 4-5 good scoring forwards with toughness it’s gonna be great. that’s the only thing that will improve this team. start looking PG. not enough scores.

  18. Sean Bonjovi says:

    What’s the story on Aaron Palushaj?

    “Patch the holes, ride it out, Play for 2015″
    – Seanbonjovi

  19. The Dude says:

    David Deharnais for Captain …Do it for Berkshire and Vancouverhabs :)

  20. HABS_TO_THE_BONE says:

    I see many putting this near loss on Carey Price. So he tried for any empty net goal, big deal! The way this team let him down this season Carey deserves to score many goals. The goals tonight were all on the weak D not Carey Price!

    The way people get on in here towards Carey Price is Ridiculous.

    • Captain aHab says:

      I like Price but that was still a stoopid play.

      —————-
      McGuire for GM!
      Roy for Coach!
      Sh*t for Brains!

      • HABS_TO_THE_BONE says:

        No sir it was not. If they were in 8th spot or on the bubble then yes a stupid play. BUT these guys know that this season is over so why should Carey not try to score a goal?

        • boing007 says:

          Regardless of their position in the standings, his teammates were playing hard to defend the lead. He decided to showboat. Bad form.
          If it had been 7-0, no problem. Otherwise, it was inexcusable.

          Richard R

  21. Mr_MacDougall says:

    IMPORTANT QUESTION.

    Who makes your “All Ginger Team” ?

    All I can think of is D Sedin, H Sedin, S Hartnell, B Campbell, M Commodore. Goalie???

    edit: gotta be somebody better than Commodore ???

  22. Captain aHab says:

    Desharnais has 25 points in his last 25 games…imagine if he played on an actual team.

    —————-
    McGuire for GM!
    Roy for Coach!
    Sh*t for Brains!

    • mb says:

      Can you even imagine the team’s record without that first line? I don’t have the stats, but these three guys must have about half the points of the team’s total!

      • Mr_MacDougall says:

        Combined for 62 of the teams goals (169) 37%

        • mb says:

          Oh well, let’s say one third of the goals then. Still, one has got to wonder how they would do on a good team.

          • Mr_MacDougall says:

            Hey, 37% is HUGE, and to think in the new year is when this line really picked up.. i’d say close to 50% in 2012. Imagine if Pleks had Gionta and Bourque played together for an extended period, I’d say they’d pot their share.. two solid lines. Bottom 6 is Eller and scraps though.

          • mb says:

            I know it is huge! Season has been crap, most of the team has been crap, so it’s nice to see something positive through all that mess.

      • Captain aHab says:

        Desharnais just gets it…you can see that the game has slowed down for him.

        —————-
        McGuire for GM!
        Roy for Coach!
        Sh*t for Brains!

        • Mr_MacDougall says:

          I am not DD’s biggest fan as a true number one, but the way he sees the ice is something special and can not be taught. To be able to spot open players and execute tape to tape passes in major traffic is a gift.

          • jedimyrmidon says:

            And the way he fights for the puck and can maintain possession against much bigger guys.

    • Bill says:

      Have to admit I’m changing my mind about him. He’s go-to.

      Full Breezer 4 Life

  23. Stev.R says:

    Any anxiety I have is gone when the puck is on DD’s stick.

  24. joeybarrie says:

    Last season MaxPac was on pace for a 58 point season with Gio and Gomez. This season he is on Pace for 62 points. Not to take anything away from DD but its only 1 season. And I really am surprised people think MaxPac is scoring only cause of DD.
    All I know is in that regard we are looking good. Now we need another line.

  25. Mr_MacDougall says:

    I am one of those that doesn’t think DD is a Number One Center on a perennial championship contending team. He is currently the number one on a last place club.

  26. MrNax says:

    Totally agree. I’d like to think that the line works well together and that they all compliment each other.

  27. Mr_MacDougall says:

    Looking back at most of PK’s PP goals from last year I noticed he was usually at the top of the circle when he scored. This year he has been shooting from much farther out and not scoring. Recently, he has been taking shots from further in and potted a couple. Also, the game 7 tying goal again Boston last year was on a play where he sneaked in a couple strides.

  28. habs17 says:

    subban always faked the shot the guy is going to be an elite defencman give him some time

    http://www.scottygomezfoundation.com/
    President of the Scott Gomez Fan Club

    (I support Scott Gomez)

  29. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Especially if Big Bird is behind the bench running our defence.

  30. Mr_MacDougall says:

    And the best part, he’s from PEI.

  31. Exactly!! To bad we didn’t draft Gormley too.

    They Call Me Shane
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  32. Caper says:

    Lets hire Gerard Gallant while we’re at it. Anyone know if he is a french Gallant ?

    Caper

  33. Mr_MacDougall says:

    May as well add Mark Flood to the list. Had Drew Macintire for a while too.

  34. Mr. Biter says:

    His previous goal was a bullet wrist shot where he picked the bottom right corner of the net. He’s learning.

    Mr. Biter
    No Guts No Glory

  35. Yep, forgot abut Mark, I think he’s with the Jets. I’ll make him a sign next game. PEI Rocks!!!

    They Call Me Shane
    “They never asked to be Canadiens, they were Chosen.”
    Shane Oliver
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